Lost Civilizations & Consciousness - Graham Hancock ((Classic))
Host: Art Bell
Guests: Graham Hancock
Filling in for George, Art Bell welcomed researcher and author Graham Hancock, who discussed lost ancient civilizations and the importance of exploring our own consciousness.
Hancock reiterated his premise that technologically advanced societies existed on Earth as far back as 12,000+ years ago -- the end of the last ice age. He said these civilizations were lost when a gigantic comet collided with the planet, causing the ice sheets to melt and raising sea levels by more than 400 feet. As evidence, Hancock pointed out that large stone monuments, some as big as Stone Henge, can be found 120 feet below the surface of the ocean off the coast of Japan.
According to Hancock, the Mayan calendar may provide an ancient warning of yet another cataclysmic event -- this one set to occur within a 40-year window surrounding December 21, 2012. Hancock believes the consequences of this future catastrophe could be less damaging or averted entirely if we can learn to transform our consciousness.
Hancock also strongly advocated a person's right to explore his own consciousness by using substances found in certain 'sacred plants.' He detailed his life-transforming experiences taking an ayahuasca brew made from plants containing a naturally occurring hallucinogenic known as dimethyltryptamine (DMT), as well as talked about Dr. Rick Strassman's work with the substance. Almost everyone who uses DMT encounters the same beings and receives the same kind of messages, Hancock reported. He believes these commonalities show that the drug helps people journey into a real spiritual realm, and proves that our consciousness survives death.
An intelligence analyst tells Press TV that rogue elements within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are responsible for the assassination of American dissident Aaron Swartz. He also added that the US mainstream media has also turned a blind eye to the issue. US internet activist Aaron Swartz, who was an outspoken critic of US President Barack Obama's policies was recently found hanged in his apartment. The 26-year-old blogger and computer prodigy was found dead in his apartment in Brooklyn, New York City, on January 11. Swartz died weeks before he was scheduled to face a trial on accusations of hacking a website and downloading millions of academic papers. Brooklyn's chief medical examiner ruled the death a 'suicide by hanging,' but no further details were available about the mysterious death. Last year, Swartz openly criticized Washington and the Tel Aviv regime for launching joint cyber attacks against Iran. He was also critical of Obama's "kill list," a list of individuals who are suspected of terrorism by the US and are listed for targeted killing after final approval by the US president himself.
How the Rich Beat the Taxman With more than 20 millionaires in the UK cabinet, reporter Antony Barnett examines the financial affairs of some ministers and others who have helped the government. George Osborne says 'we're all in this together' but are ministers and top Tories paying the same rates of tax as the rest of us? Barnett visits a number of offshore tax havens around the world still under control of Britain, including the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands, to find out more about tax avoidance ploys.
Obama : Congress Should Restore A Ban On Military-Style Assault Weapons And A 10-Round Limit For Magazines
What if you are in the woods and you run into an angry bear? Seven rounds might not be enough... This moron probably NEVER fired an 8 round clip and changed it out in a heartbeat and fired another 8, and another, and another. DOES HE REALLY BELIEVE THAT A 10 ROUND LIMIT MEANS ANYTHING?
18 January 2013 : The Radio Equalizer Brian Maloney :
KARL FRISCH (17 Jan 2013): When people like Rush Limbaugh show absolutely no compassion for the lives that were lost it only inflames the crazy conspiracy people that think this never happened.
STEPHANIE MILLER: Yeah he didn’t like the tone was not quite you know ah I guess jovial enough at a news conference about children getting shot.
JIM WARD: I guess it’d be wrong for me to say that some people deserve to be shot in the face. So I won’t say that.
STEPHANIE MILLER: Don’t say that. For Gods sakes.
CHRIS LAVOIE: Don’t say that.
STEPHANIE MILLER: For Gods sakes.
STEPHANIE MILLER (15:12) Oh dear that went Directly to NewsBusters. Okay I apologize for everything Jim Ward just said.
JIM WARD: Everything, really?
STEPHANIE MILLER: No, not that one part.