Review: Deep Survival – Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales

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5 Star – Provocative Chance to Reflect

I was given this book by a very educated person who has been attacked over the years for telling the truth about medical fraud including cover-ups of what amounts to electromagnetic genocide and ecocide. He said it saved his life.

Although the book focuses on surviving in the wilderness and in the face of totally unanticipated breakdowns and combinations (e.g. luxury car breaks down a hundred miles from anywhere at same time that a freak storm comes in), it is in many ways a good starting point for reflection about one’s inner tool-kit for surviving just about anything.

Early on I am taken by two core points:

Disaster  tends to befall those whose mental models are outdated or incomplete and whose mind-sets do not lend themselves to both recognizing that the mental model is off, and rapidly scouting about to update the mental model.

The author spends time on the difference between rational and emotional thinking, why both matter, and how mind-memory is as important as muscle-memory.  Self-control and holistic thinking — not obsessing on one point of failure but very rapidly seeing the whole and potential exit points — are discussed.

Rule followers are not survivors.  Again: rule followers are not survivors.

I cannot help but relate the above two elements  today, where all  governments except Sweden have destroyed their economies on the basis of easily detected lies, enabled by a complicit fear-mongering media and wildly stupid people unwilling to question authority.

QUOTE (252): So only if a life is lived in its entirety as an act of survival can you have a hope of finding correct action at the moment of crisis. Survival is a path that must be walked from birth to death. It is a way of life.

QUOTE (273): Survival is a continuous spiritual and phsycial act that spans a lifetime.

The obvious question then is  this: are all those people who have chosen a life as a cubicle rat, following orders, never questioning authority, surviving, or are the chattel, sub-human, part of the problem rather than part of the solution?

There are a number of spiritual sections across this book, and it really does offer a vehicle for introspection.

I was struck by a long section on wildlife firefighters who earn very little money, and their  recognition of the contradiction between their doing very  risky work that saved billions of dollars in prevented loss, and the lack of financial recognition — at the same time, each felt, with total conviction, that they were living a good life, a righteous life, and this was worth vastly more than the salaries paid to Wall Street brokers who cheat people for a living.

The author makes the point over and over again how everything changes once you leave the “sanctuary” of a city with all of its built in safety nets.  Away from the buildings and the telephones and the safety services, everything changes can you could be one match, one spark, away from death in a moment.

The author also addresses, over and over, how those who achieve an elementary or even intermediate mastery of hazardous terrain or craft can become so easily over-confident and forgetful.  I fall back on offshore sailing, one of my interests, where you can go from cruising along very happily to the sail boat being slapped down by a microburst and water flooding in because the hatch was not closed as a precaution.

The book ends with twelve points to consider as you seek to lead a life in which you are both a survivor and a spirtually sound person — the two are intertwined.

I put the book down with this note:

Authentic, provocative, GIVES PAUSE.

 

Review: Gravitobiology – A New Biophysics by Thomas Bearden

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6 Stars — Balances All Lies by Existing Authorities – We Have a Need to Know!

I am not a scientist, I cannot comprehend mathematics, and I found much of this book too escoteric for a word by word reading.

Having said that, I am persuaded that the author,  a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and PhD with long experience in technical intelligence focused on the Soviet target, is sharing core knowledge on the intersection between biology and electromagnetics that we have a need to know.

QUOTE (1): Gravitobiology is the application of a unified field theory conception of electromagnetics (EM) and gravitation (G) to the total energetics exchanges (1) between a living organism and its external environment (interexchanges) and (2) inside the living organism and between, within, and among its parts and its whole (intra-exchanges).

Several things about this book impress me:

01 If Einstein was right and everything is energy, this this author is illuminating absolutely critical concerns with respect to how electromagnetic pollution translates into biological hazard.

02 His approach to energy, the vacuum, quantum everything, the soul, and the future of humanity is for me gripping.

03 He appears to document — certainly to my satisfaction if I were a program manage thinking about where to put the next billion — that the Soviets (today the Russians) are far ahead of us in this area, with the NOTEWORTHY observation that the Russians have DEFENSIVE capabilities that can defeat biological warfare as well as electromagnetic warfare attacks with there mature displine of “energetics.”

All of this is relevant to the fake pandemic (Bill Gates’ coronavirus perhaps unleashed by the Zionists and the Germans and the French) and to the growing public realization that 5G and satellite microwaves produce radiation sickness and are both genocidal and econcidal.

I have the impression that the US has slmilar capabilities in its inventory but I am concerned that they are controlled by the Deep State (through the military-industrial complex) and are not responsive to a Presidential chain of command.

I own two of his other books that I will review over time: Excalibur Briefing Explaining Paranormal Phenomena: The interaction of mind and matter; and OBLIVION: America at the Brink.

On a positive note, completely apart from the fake pandemic (which could turn into a real pandemic if we allow the Zionists and the Germans and the French to spread actual malignant biological warfare samples), I have a sense that many forms of positive energy are convergent, and a generally optimistic view of our future.

Review: Being a Dog – Following the Dog Into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz

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5 Star NOSE Opener — Will Change How You Relate to Dogs and to Life

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“To smell is  to live” is the inscription on the inside cover of the book as given to my wife by our mostly Labrador dog Zoey.

The author teaches at Barnard College, where she runs the Dog Cognition Lab and is the author of  Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation. She teaches at Barnard College, where she runs the Dog Cognition Lab.  This is a SERIOUS book, with a 17-page index and 29 pages of notes.

This is a most extraordinary book packed with both direct observations and researched facts, with insights on every page.

QUOTE (185): The smell of a person is so strong that dogs can follow it over time, underwater, after the person is long gone, and even after the thing the person has touched has blown up.

I regret not  taking notes as I went, because this book is easily the equal of any of the other 2000+ non-fiction books I have reviewed.  Here are just four memorable tid-bits, the first of which changed my sense of why the dog takes me for a walk every day:

01 Pooping is the least important thing that dogs do on their walk. Peeing — and smelling pee — is how they communicate with all the other dogs on  the planet….pee-mail if you will. Once you understand this, you get that the walk is like going to to dog library, or a community center, and the dog is reading with their nose and writing with their pee.

02 When a dog wags its tails that is actually a means of “throwing” its anal gland scents or “calling card” toward the targeted animal or individual.

03 Dogs have an acute sense of time, but in reverse. They know the owner is coming come based on the decay or lessing of the owner’s smell from when they left.

04 Dogs have an entire spectrum of smell operations from down to the earth to up in the air for grabbing long distance orientation smells, and they have a complex mix of nose and brain elements that process smells — to include sneezes that “clear” their channel for  the next grab.

This book is the perfect book for anyone that owns a dog and has not yet read it. I have not gone so far as to become a “smeller” the way the author describes herself in multiple chapters, but this book has at least made me a better companion for our dog — we stress sniffing rather than walking now (but still do our distance in the nature reserve) and both the dog and I are better for having this shared understanding of exactly whey we are out on the trail.