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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Just the Facts?: Update: Bigfoot Habituation Property -- Medicinal Wonder....Elderberry -- Crowley's Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO)


Update: Bigfoot Habituation - Property For Sale

I contacted the home owner and received the following email w/ a few images. I don't have permission to post the images, but there are several Bigfoot-like footprints. These is also an image of 'something' looking from behind a tree...but not sharp enough to make a determination:

Hi Lon-
Thanks for your interest in our property. Yes-we've truly had BF encounters here on the property that are still continuing today. We have seen them, photographed them-though the pictures are not the clearest. Heard them, recorded them, have pictures of numerous footprints and branch structures found on the property. We hear them more than see them these days, but they routinely come up to the house and are annoying at times by thumping around on the walls and ac units. They haven't really damaged the house, except for bent siding near thetop of the outside walls on one side. We've lost an outside window screen or two also, by damage. I don't know how they would adapt to your family, but they are very curious creatures and very adaptable, it seems. As long as food is put out for them-they would likely stick around. I'll attach some pictures for you-hope you enjoy them.
Lori

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Posted previously:

Bigfoot Property for sale - $77,000.00

This is the property featured in my book 'Visitors in the Twilight.' The house and property have had a Bigfoot Habituation going on for almost two years now. The property is located in rural Carroll County, Georgia, and is about 14 years old. The property consists of a double-wide mobile home with 3 bedrooms, and 2 full baths - that has vaulted ceilings, garden tub, fireplace, ceiling fans, and front and back porches. It sits on almost 6 acres of land, that is completely forested, except for the area immediately surrounding the house.

The Bigfoot habituation is still going on at the current time. We have seen them repeatedly, heard them, smelled them, have found numerous foot prints, and have strange tree and branch structures here that they have built. We put food up in our 'Giving Tree' every night, and almost every night-the food is taken. They often come up to the house and 'talk,' and sometimes bang on the walls if they are trying to get our attention! We have also taken pictures of them, and have many pictures of their foot-prints, and their tree structures. These pictures can be sent to you by request. We have also had many researchers investigate the property, that have confirmed that they believe our habituation to be real and authentic. Georgia Bigfoot Society and North American Bigfoot Research Organization are among some of the ones who have visited here. You can read our complete true story in our book - 'Visitors in the Twilight.'

We would like to have someone buy the property that would take care of the 'Big Guys' (we have the little ones around here too) and treat them with respect. Absolutely NO HUNTING will be permitted of them, and this will be reflected in the sales contract!! We do not want these Big Guys harmed in any way - no setting traps, or anything else that would harm them will be permitted either. If you want to set up trail cameras after the purchase of the property - that's fine. They don't like them though, and you may get some bangs on the house because of it - which is what happened when we put them up. If you would like more details or pictures-please email me at: LoriBossert@gmail.com

Impossible Visits: The Inside Story of Interactions with Sasquatch at Habituation Sites

Bigfoot Behavior - I: The Anecdotal Evidence (The Best of the Track Record) (Volume 1)

The Habituator


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Celebrities devoted to Crowley's Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO)

Taken at face value it was an innocent enough remark, encouraging friends to explore 'a belief system to apply to day-to-day life to attain peacefulness'.

But when Peaches Geldof chose to share her 'religious' convictions with her 148,000 followers on Twitter, it lifted the lid on a much more sinister world than first impressions would suggest.

The socialite, 24, is a devotee of Ordo Templi Orientis, known as OTO, and even has the initials tattooed on her left forearm.

Given her tendency to flit between fads and fashions (at one point she was a Scientologist, more recently she has wandered into Judaism), this could be dismissed as another harmless flirtation.

But a closer look at OTO — and Aleister Crowley, its founding 'prophet' — gives the lie to that assumption.

Crowley, who was born into an upper-class British family in 1875, styled himself as 'the Great Beast 666'. He was an unabashed occultist who, prior to his death in 1947, revelled in his infamy as 'the wickedest man in the world'.

His form of worship involved sadomasochistic sex rituals with men and women, spells which he claimed could raise malevolent gods and the use of hard drugs, including opium, cocaine, heroin and mescaline.

Crowley’s motto — perpetuated by OTO — was 'do what thou wilt'. And it is this individualistic approach that has led to a lasting fascination among artists and celebrities, of whom Peaches is the latest in a long line.

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, for example, routinely took part in occult magical rituals and was so intrigued by Crowley he bought his former home, Boleskine House, on the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland.

And there are now OTO lodges scattered around the country, practising the same ceremonial rituals and spreading the word of Crowley.

While membership is secret, Peaches is said to have been initiated into it, raising the prospect that many of her impressionable fans could try to do the same.

Indeed, when one of her Twitter followers asked how she could find out more about Thelema, another word for Crowley’s teachings, Peaches directed her to read his books, which she described as 'super interesting'.

Other celebrities linked to OTO include the rapper Jay-Z, who has repeatedly purloined imagery and quotations from Crowley’s work.

Whether wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with 'Do what thou wilt' or hiring Rihanna to hold aloft a flaming torch in his music videos (a reference to the Illuminati, an outlawed secret society whose name supposedly derives from Lucifer, or 'light bringer'), he has given the sect priceless publicity.

His clothing line, Rocawear, is shot through with OTO imagery such as the 'all seeing eye' in a triangle, the 'eye of Horus' (an ancient Egyptian symbol frequently referenced in occult texts) and the head of Baphomet (the horned, androgynous idol of Western occultism).

Some conspiracy theorists have seized on this as evidence that he is a member of a secret Masonic movement which they believe permeates the highest levels of business and government.

Others take a more pragmatic view: that it is commercial opportunism, cashing in on impressionable teens’ attraction to the 'edginess' of occult symbolism.

Yet OTO is much more than a marketing opportunity for attention-seeking celebs. It is a living religion, with adherents still practising occult rituals set out by Crowley in his books.

This week I tracked down John Bonner, 62, the head of OTO in the UK, to his home in East Sussex. He told me: 'We are not a mass-appeal sort of organisation — in the UK we number in our hundreds. Worldwide it’s thousands.

Celebrities are not always a boon or a benefit. 'We are used to being misunderstood. Many stories about Crowley, like people saying he filed his teeth down into fangs, are nonsense. \

'You could call us a sex cult in a way, because we recognise, accept and adore the whole process which goes towards making tangible the previously intangible.'

According to adherents of OTO it takes years of study before you can begin to understand what the religion is about — much like the equally controversial Church of Scientology.

Bonner takes issue with the comparison, saying it is 'extremely expensive' to study Scientology, yet OTO demands no financial contributions.

Given her own dabbling in heroin and casual sex, particularly during a rootless period when she lived in Los Angeles a few years ago, it is perhaps natural that the troubled offspring of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates should be attracted to such a liberal school of thought.

And if Peaches’ own interest is so shallow, heaven knows what her impressionable — and mostly very young — fans will take from it.

A former FBI agent, Ted Gundersen, who investigated Satanic circles in LA, found that Crowley’s teachings about 'raising demons to do one’s bidding' suggested human sacrifice, preferably of 'an intelligent young boy'.

John Bonner is dismissive of any idea that he and his fellow believers would even begin to countenance such excesses, pointing out that his is the only religion that sends people a letter of congratulations when they decide to leave ('because they are exercising free will, which is what we’re all about').

But he accepts many people may not be able to deal with Crowley’s complex teachings.

'You’re not supposed to just jump straight in to it. It takes time and study, but our rituals are not for public consumption. You need to join us and go through the initiation process before you can begin to understand.

'But according to our beliefs we can’t turn anyone away. So if you are over 18, are passably sane and are free to attend initiations, then you have an undeniable right of membership.'

Peaches Geldof is playing with fire. One can only hope her fans treat this latest pose with the scorn it deserves. - Daily Mail

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Space debris becoming major concern

The continuing growth in space debris poses an increasing threat to economically vital orbital regions. Next week, hundreds of top experts from across the globe will meet at Europe’s largest-ever debris forum to share their latest research findings and discuss potential solutions.

Satellite operators worldwide, including those flying telecom, weather, navigation, broadcast and climate-monitoring missions, are now focusing their efforts on controlling space debris.

All human-made objects now in space result from the near-5000 launches by all spacefaring nations since the start of the space age. Around two thirds of catalogued objects originate from orbital break-ups – more than 240 explosions – and fewer than 10 known collisions.

The 2009 collision between America’s Iridium-33 civil communications satellite and Russia’s Kosmos-2251 military satellite destroyed both and created a large amount of debris – more than 2200 tracked fragments.

Scientists estimate the level of space debris orbiting Earth to be around 29 000 objects larger than 10 cm, 670 000 pieces larger than 1 cm, and more than 170 million above 1 mm.

“Any of these objects can harm an operational spacecraft,” says Heiner Klinkrad, Head of ESA’s Space Debris Office.

Heiner explains that satellite collisions with fragments larger than 10 cm would be catastrophic, releasing hazardous debris clouds that can cause further catastrophic collisions that may lead to increasing debris in some orbits.

“Space debris mitigation measures, if properly implemented by satellite designers and mission operators, can curtail the growth rate of the debris population. Active debris removal, however, has been shown to be necessary to reverse the debris increase,” says Heiner.

The ultimate goal is to prevent collisional cascading from setting in over the next few decades.

“As this is a global task, active removal is a challenge that should be undertaken by joint efforts in cooperation with the world’s space agencies and industry,” says Thomas Reiter, Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations.

“ESA, as a space technology and operations agency, has identified the development of active removal technologies as a strategic goal.”

The 6th European Conference on Space Debris will be held at ESOC, ESA’s European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany, 22–25 April.

During four days, the conference will present and discuss the latest results, define future directions of research, and look at active debris removal.

More than 300 researchers, engineers, policy-makers, space law specialists, insurance underwriters, space and ground system operators, and institutional organisations such as the EU and the UN are expected to attend. - ESA

Confronting Space Debris: Strategies and Warnings from Comparable Examples Including Deepwater Horizon

Space Junk: "The Future Is Yesterday"


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Elderberry – What Cold Medicine Companies May Not Want You to Know

Elderberry has been touted as a medicinal wonder for centuries.

In fact, traditional Chinese medicine uses an elderberry wine to treat arthritis, physical injuries and other ailments. Many different cultures use elderberry to treat allergies, flu and various respiratory illnesses, including Europeans, African nations and Native Americans.

It’s the plant’s tolerance to high heat that makes it such a viable medicinal plant.

In fact, the American elder has a higher tolerance to heat than other elder varieties. This opens the doorway wider to mainstream uses that are now only found in organic and health-conscious foods and other products in the US.

With an ever-growing concern of pandemic flu viruses and the aggressive search for a cure, scientists are indeed looking in places they’ve traditionally discounted. Several have conducted studies on the potential of the elder plant.

Prescription for Herbal Healing, 2nd Edition: An Easy-to-Use A-to-Z Reference to Hundreds of Common Disorders and Their Herbal Remedies

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use