In September 2015, researchers announced that death rates have been rising dramatically since 1999 among middle-aged white Americans with a high school degree or less. This dramatic assertion contradicted decades of increasing longevity among all Americans.
A Health Affairs study found this to be especially true for white, female high school drop-outs whose life expectancy “has fallen so much over the past 18 years that these women are now expected to die five years younger than their mothers did.”
Researchers called this occurrence Deaths of Despair. Why? The deaths were mostly caused by suicide, drugs, and alcohol, not the usual things that kill Americans.
What was causing so many white, middle age Americans (45 to 54) to resort to such extreme behaviours leading to their premature deaths?
The reasons were unclear at the time. But in 2017, the same researchers followed up with a clearer explanation for why they thought these deaths were happening. The reasons have to do with what social epidemiologists call Social Determinants of Health (SDoH).
The Social Determinants of Health
Most of us are familiar with the idea of disease as a biological process. We recognize that there are genetic, dietary, and environmental elements that make us healthy or ill. But there is more to the story of what makes us healthy as individuals, as communities, and as a nation.
How often have you considered the role social conditions play as a primary source of our well-being or our state of disease?
Social scientists have steadily, over decades, documented how adverse social conditions can be directly deleterious to health outcomes. These factors are called the social determinants of health (SDoH).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the social determinants or causes consist of the “conditions in the places where people learn, work, and play” and they “affect a wide range of health risks and conditions.” SDoHs are the causes behind the causes. In other words, the conditions under which we live heavily influence the levels of health or the depths of illness we achieve.
The CDC further defines our health as “determined in part by access to social and economic opportunities; the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships.”
This manner of thinking owes a great debt to Thomas McKeown, a British physician who studied death records from the 19th century to the 1960s for England and Wales.
Paula Braveman, MD, indicates that McKeown discovered that mortality rates fell “steadily decades before the availability of modern medical-care such as antibiotics and intensive care units.” McKeown attributed the increase in life expectancy to “improved living conditions, including nutrition, sanitation and clean water.”
Decades of research in this vein has led Tom Boyce, Chief of University of California San Fransisco’s Division of Developmental Medicine, to confidently assert: “Socioeconomic status is the most powerful predictor of disease, disorder, injury and mortality we have.” For example, poor adults who have limited income, poor education, and job status live nearly eight years less than those whose income is well over the poverty level.
It’s been well established by social epidemiologists that health disparities are pronounced in communities that suffer poor housing, low income, dangerous neighborhoods, and substandard education.
So What’s Happening to Non-Hispanic White People in America?
Current research is finding very disturbing trends.
Case and Deaton, authors of the original research cited above, who discovered the Deaths of Despair phenomenon, published an update in March 2017 clarifying what seems to be happening nationwide.
Here’s what they have found:
Mid-life mortality rates for all educated classes continues to fall nationwide.
Middle-aged non-Hispanic whites with a high school diploma or less have experienced increasing mid-life mortality since the late 1990s.
These whites now have a mortality rate 30% higher than blacks in 2015.
Originally centered in the southwest in 2000, Deaths of Despair is now nation-wide, including Appalachia, Florida, and the west coast.
According to Prof. Shannon M. Monnat, “Over the past decade, nearly 400,000 people in the U.S. died from accidental drug overdoses and drug-induced diseases. Nearly 400,000 more committed suicide, and over 250,000 died from alcohol-induced diseases like cirrhosis of the liver.”
Most of these increases occurred among white non-Hispanics.
Why Is This Happening?
What makes non-Hispanic white Americans with high school diplomas or less resort to drugs, alcohol, and suicide?
Case and Deaton, in their 2017 article, document an array of social determinants that may explain the unfortunate predicament of a growing segment of the American population. The Brookings Institute’s summary of the research indicates that Deaths of Despair are accompanied “by measurable deterioration in economic and social well-being, which has become more pronounced for each successive birth cohort. Marriage rates and labor force participation rates fall . . . while reports of physical pain, and poor health and mental health rise.”
Case and Deaton have accumulated compelling evidence of the “pain, distress, and social dysfunction in the lives of working class whites that took hold as the blue-collar economic heyday of the early 1970s ended, and continued through the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent slow recovery.”
With the ever-looming twin spectres of globalization and technological change, white Americans were faced with dwindling resources and shrinking opportunities. Unions faltered, mining spiralled downward, pensions disappeared, and high paying working-class jobs dwindled. Social institutions faded. Church attendance decreased, marriage became less common, while men were less likely to find good jobs or even be in the labour market at all.
These trends continue to deepen and spread. Outcomes for non-Hispanic white Americans are expected to worsen.
What Is to Be Done?
If social epidemiologists are correct, illness within a population is shaped, in part, by social dysfunctions or political imbalances such as poor educational opportunities, unemployment or underemployment, lack of access to health care, political dis-empowerment, and a breakdown in social institutions.
Changing current socioeconomic dynamics will take decades to ameliorate. Robust economic and structural policies need articulation addressing deepening white American marginalization.
At a minimum, policies mitigating the negative impacts of globalization and technological change need to include a societal and governmental commitment to:
Address and alleviate the negative impact of global trade agreements, especially on regional populations that may be losers in the rush to globalization and open markets.
Provide proper job training and retraining, apprenticeships, quality education, and career development to affected areas.
Maintain an effective safety net to address problems of unemployment, social dysfunction, nutrition, and mental and physical health.
Support access to healthy food, clean water, medical services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, affordable housing, and the rule of law.
Address the social, emotional, and reproductive needs of white women who have been disproportionately affected by despair and hopelessness.
Illness in the SDoH paradigm is related to the daily living conditions people endure. Solutions to the Deaths of Despair need to help people maintain and improve their daily living conditions, preserve hope, and live with dignity.
Watch this video to learn more about the Deaths of Despair research.
Your olfactory sense, or the ability to smell, is integral to your health. Inside your nasal passages are two patches of cells designed to detect odors. They are made up of nearly 6 million olfactory receptor cells that allow you to detect and differentiate thousands of different scents. Although impressive, other animals have an even more acute sense of smell as often their survival is dependent on being able to smell enemies or their food.1
Your sense of smell is also intimately tied to your emotions, memories, ability to taste and even to sexual attraction. Research demonstrates that your ability to smell may peak at age 8. According to different studies, you may begin to lose sensitivity to scent between age 15 and your early 20s.2 However, that loss in sensitivity to scent is not consistent from person to person as some 80-year-olds have a sense of smell as keen as that of a young adult.
Some degradation of your sense of smell, and therefore your ability to taste food, may be related to air pollution.3 A combination of solvents, pesticides, disinfectants, pharmaceuticals and perfumes may have a negative effect over the years on your ability to discern scent and on your sensitivity to smell.4 Loss of this ability may affect your capacity to pull up memories from the past.
Research shows odors are an effective reminder of experience,5 which may be tied to the way your brain processes odors and memories. Researchers have also found your sense of smell may predict your longevity, and you may be able to smell the scent of illness. In other words, the relationship between your sense of smell and your health is a two-way street.
Illness Has a Smell
From the early days of medical practice, doctors have used smell and taste to determine if their patients had a disease. Examples may be found from the late 1600s when English physician Thomas Willis observed the relationship between sweet-tasting urine and diabetes,6 to physicians today who may note a fruity scent on the breath of a diabetic whose blood sugar is too high.7 Over the years physicians have moved away from smell and taste to using more reliable methods of diagnosis.
However, a sensitive sense of smell may still give physicians a unique advantage. Some diseases have a particular scent. You may have even detected the scent of a sinus infection on the breath of a loved one. Researchers have described several scents related to diseases,8 including the smell of baked bread on someone with typhoid fever, boiled cabbage in someone unable to metabolize methionine, and the scent of a butcher’s shop on someone who suffers from yellow fever.
It appears that animals use this ability to maintain the health of the group.9 For instance, mice can determine through scent if another is sick, thus avoiding them. After testing this behavior, researchers concluded an inflammatory process in the body of a mouse had a profound impact on social behavior of the individual, reducing the motivation to engage in social interaction. At the same time, illness-related odor cues from a sick mouse inhibited social investigation by healthy members, thus impacting the transmission of disease.
Researchers tested this same response in human behavior and found you likely can smell if an immune response was activated.10 Researchers injected participants with an endotoxin and found within a few hours they had a more aversive body odor compared to when they were exposed to a placebo. The researchers believed this chemosensory detection may represent the first experimental evidence that sickness smells.
The researchers also noted the individuals who were sick did not sweat more. The smell from their body was not only stronger but also had a different odor.11 The smell coming from your body emanates from a variety of different areas, not just sweat or your breath. The scent that is “normal” for you will depend on your age, diet, metabolism, health and gender.12
Mats Olsson, Ph.D., lead researcher evaluating scent change in humans after exposure to an endotoxin, continued this work and found the feelings of disgust individuals experienced after smelling unpleasant smells activated a mild immune reaction.13 This, in turn, may help protect you from getting sick. He also explored other sources of scent, such as breath and urine, and found an inflammatory process was indicated by these odors and was a good indicator of some diseases.
How Does Illness Affect Body Odor?
In the original research, Olsson’s participants rated the scent of body odor, or the scent your body produces after bacteria on your skin breaks down proteins from your sweat into acids.14 Your sweat alone is virtually odorless, but the bacteria on your skin that multiply rapidly in the presence of sweat, and the subsequent breakdown of sweat into acids is what triggers the odor. Your sweat is specific to the individual, which is how dogs and other animals can identify different people.
The genes that control your immune response also influence your body odor and scent production. An activated immune response may also change your excretion of metabolic byproducts that may also change your body odor.15 For instance, during stress your cortisol levels are higher, and during an immune response your androgen excretion is lower.16
Another example of body odor changing with different levels of hormones in your body is stress sweat. You likely have experienced this phenomenon at some point in your life — your body odor becomes strikingly different and worse when you are stressed. As cortisol and adrenaline, released when you’re stressed, flood your body, they may cause an increase in sweat production.17
However, this type of sweat is released from two different types of glands under your arms. Eccrine glands secrete sweat when you’re overheated, while apocrine glands contribute sweat when you’re stressed.
The difference is that sweat secreted from your apocrine glands contain more of the nutrients bacteria on your skin require to grow and multiply. These added nutrients increase the byproduct of the bacterial metabolism and change the smell and strength of the odor coming from your sweat. In the same way that a “sick smell” triggers an immune response in others, this type of sweat changes the way you’re perceived.18
Man’s Best Friend May Help Detect Disease
Dogs have been used to help people with diabetes detect abnormally high or low blood sugar before they can feel it and predict seizures before they happen. Today, researchers are working with canines to help detect the scent of cancer. Several demonstrations of how dogs are being used to detect medical changes, including the diagnosis of cancer, are shown in this short news video.
A dog’s ability to smell is far greater than a human’s. While you have 6 million olfactory receptor cells, dogs have 300 million, and the part of the brain that is devoted to analyzing those odors is proportionally 40 times larger than yours.19 Dogs in the study in Britain detected bladder and prostate cancer 90 percent of the time or greater. In another study, dogs could detect lung cancer with up to 85 percent accuracy.20
In yet another example, a Labrador retriever was trained to detect the scent of colorectal cancer from breath and stool samples with greater than 90 percent accuracy.21 Using breath samples, the dog could detect colorectal cancer with 91 percent accuracy and had an amazing 97 percent accuracy with stool samples. The researchers concluded:22
“This study shows that a specific cancer scent does indeed exist and that cancer-specific chemical compounds may be circulating throughout the body. These odor materials may become effective tools in colorectal cancer screening.”
Even without training, dogs can detect differences in their owners and warn them of impending problems. In a study of 212 dog owners with medically diagnosed Type 1 diabetes, researchers found 65 percent reported their untrained dogs had warned them of an impending hypoglycemic event by barking and growling.23
Researchers have known that malignant tumors exude tiny amounts of alkanes and benzene derivatives that are not found in healthy tissue.24 In another study using dogs to detect either lung or breast cancers, the researchers found the animals were 88 percent accurate with breast cancer and 99 percent accurate with lung cancer detection, with no false positives.25 However, while the dogs provide a noninvasive way of screening for disease, many medical professionals find the practice controversial.26
Not all studies demonstrate the same accuracy, although the scent may be confounded by other odors present in the area, such as hospital odors when tests are done in the hospital. Accuracy is also slightly different between individual dogs, in much the same way that behaviors between most trained animals occur. Some researchers are interested in isolating the exact compounds detected by the dogs so training may be standardized.
Next-Gen Dog Noses
Since some studies have not been able to replicate the results, and the animals do not perform the same way 100 percent of the time, scientists have been investigating the use of electronic noses. The concept is similar to the devices built to detect explosive components used in bomb making.27 Early use of electronic noses was undertaken by police departments to identify and quantify alcohol use in drivers.
However, for electronic devices to function, researchers must first identify the chemical components of the disease that are causing the smell. Scientists believe this may standardize the process and improve diagnosis using noninvasive methods. Using an electronic method may also overcome skepticism of physicians who may not want dogs participating in the diagnosis of disease, but may be more comfortable with an electronic device similar to one in use since 1967 to test alcohol levels on your breath.28
While electronic devices may be more acceptable in the medical community for diagnosis, dogs continue to be an important adjunct to the management of several metabolic and neurological disorders. According to \ at Monell Chemical Senses Center:29
“There are groups looking to fund research with dogs as detectors because dogs can pick up the odors in people, particularly children who are not properly regulating themselves, Type 1 diabetic children. They can be trained to pick up this peculiar odor on the breath at an early stage and warn people that they are having a low or going into a high of blood sugar.”
Importance of Smell to Your Health and Predicting Death
Your sense of smell may also have predictive value in determining your longevity, and changes in your sense of smell may indicate the early stages of dementia.30 Smell is inextricably linked to memories formed in the limbic area of your brain. In a study of nearly 3,000 people ages 57 to 85, researchers found that nearly all the participants who could identify only one or two of five different scents had evidence of dementia five years after the test was completed.31
The olfactory nerve is located deep in the base of the brain. When you have problems with smell, it may indicate a higher likelihood you may develop Parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and has an annual research budget of $480 million.32
Researchers hope that by using a simple and inexpensive smell test for early identification, patients may be saved the cost of an MRI and offered early intervention to slow the progression of the disease. In an analysis of similar data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project,33 researchers found an inability to perceive odor was associated with a four times greater risk of death in the following five years, compared to those who had a healthy sense of smell.
The researchers took into account potential confounding factors, such as nutrition, smoking, cognitive function and alcohol abuse. The researchers concluded that your olfactory sense was one of the strongest predictors of five-year mortality. As reported in the Guardian:34
“The olfactory nerve is the only part of the nervous system that is exposed to the open air. As such, it offers poisons and pathogens a quick route into the brain, and so losing smell could be an early warning of something that will ultimately cause death.”
“Automatic Brain: The Magic of the Unconscious Mind” is a fascinating first segment of a two-part documentary about the brain. The 52-minute film is based on the belief that your subconscious mind manages about 90 percent of everything you do whether you are asleep or awake. Through a series of interviews and entertaining demonstrations, neuroscientists and magicians team up to explain — and vividly demonstrate — the relationship between your conscious and unconscious brain.
You may be surprised to discover your conscious mind plays only a minor role in guiding your life. In fact, most of what you think, say and do every day is a function of your “automatic,” or unconscious brain (also known as your subconscious). As such, much of the time, your brain is running your life on autopilot.
For example, think about brushing your teeth or even driving, and how often you perform those and other routine tasks without being fully conscious of them. The movie is seasoned with plenty of sleight of hand tricks and visual experiments designed to both educate and entertain you. If you have children at home, you might want to share some of the trick segments with them. Watching with others or alone, I think you will benefit from taking a closer look at the inner workings of your brain.
What Do Scientists Know About the Unconscious Mind?
Given that your brain weighs just 3 pounds and has been the subject of countless scientific studies, you might think we’ve already learned all we can about it. To the contrary, the brain is remarkably complex and we have much, much more to discover. This film suggests your unconscious mind drives most of your daily routines and habits.
“The brain decides things before we can consciously think about it,” says Allan Snyder, D.Sc., director of the University of Sydney’s Center for the Mind. “Decisions are almost dictated to us.” For starters, consider how your brain can handle this mixed-up sentence: “Wyh sohuld yuo wacth tihs flim atbou yoru barin?”
Without much effort or conscious thought, your brain fills in the gaps of perception, enabling you to understand the question to be: “Why should you watch this film about your brain?” Psychology professor John Bargh, Ph.D., founder of the automaticity in cognition, motivation and evaluation laboratory at Yale University, suggests the unconscious mind is asserting itself more and more as researchers continue to study the human brain. He states:
“Unconscious influences are … everywhere, and as research progresses, it’s never going the other way. We’re not saying ‘oh, we used to think these things were all unconscious, but now we find out they’re conscious.’ It’s exactly the opposite. All these things we thought [were conscious] — because we thought everything was conscious — [are getting] smaller and smaller.”
Matt James, Ph.D., president of The Empowerment Partnership and master trainer of neuro linguistic programming, writing in Psychology Today, assigns seven qualities to your unconscious brain. These qualities may help you understand the vital role your subconscious plays in orchestrating a significant portion of your life. Your unconscious brain, says James:1
Acts like a young child: Similar to a young child, your unconscious mind needs clear, detailed directions and it takes instructions literally. This means you may experience neck pain at work if you are prone to saying, “This job is a pain in the neck!” If you want to be successful, you must give your unconscious mind specific, literal (and positive) instructions to follow.
Communicates through emotion and symbols: Your unconscious mind can get your attention quickly by using feelings and symbols. If you are suddenly overcome with fear, for example, your unconscious mind has discerned (correctly or incorrectly) that your survival may be at risk.
Deals with positives only: Negative words like “don’t,” “no” or “not” are largely ignored by your unconscious mind. For this reason, it is better to avoid statements like “I don’t want to procrastinate,” which very likely will result in your subconscious creating a picture of procrastination and drawing you toward that behavior.
It would be better to state your intention in a positive form such as “I am going to tackle the project now.” Creative imaging is another way to settle your mind on positive thoughts.
Makes associations and learns quickly: To protect you, your unconscious mind is always on alert, gleaning lessons from every experience you have. One bad experience in the classroom at school might translate into a core belief that anything related to education “won’t be fun,” causing you to become anxious whenever you have to try something new in an academic setting.
If you do well in sports, though, your subconscious will note that “sports equals success” and you will feel energized and positive whenever physical activity is called for at school. (This may explain why so many school-aged children claim lunch or recess as his/her favorite subjects.
This is likely because lunch and recess have more possibilities for success and, therefore, more positive associations than some of the other activities taking place during the school day.)
Preserves your body: Because a primary objective of your subconscious is the survival of your physical body, it will fight anything that appears to be a risk or threat of hurting you.
Runs your body: Since your unconscious mind is responsible for your basic physical functions, such as breathing, heart rate and immune function, it can be an excellent source of information regarding what your body needs and how it can achieve optimal health. When people tell you to “listen to your body,” it is actually your unconscious mind you need to tap into.
Stores and organizes your memories: Your subconscious determines where and how to store your memories. It also decides whether to hide unpleasant emotions and trauma from your conscious mind or bring it to the surface so you can deal with it.
As such, it is also in charge of determining the timing for certain memories to surface. Even if you don’t feel ready to deal with something — like unresolved aspects of your past, including trauma — your unconscious mind knows when you are ready.
Magic Tricks Work by Cleverly Manipulating Your Unconscious Mind
Magician Apollo Robbins, known as “the gentleman thief,” who first made national news as the man who pick-pocketed a Secret Service agent while entertaining former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, is well-known for exploiting the automatic mode your brain uses to navigate you through life. About magic, Robbins said:
“Magic is about what’s happening inside the head. It’s about how we can manipulate the attention. It’s about how [the unconscious mind] can be taken advantage of … to take people on a journey.”
When Robbins performs a sleight of hand trick to make a coin disappear in one place and mysteriously appear in another, he says the trick works because your automatic brain makes a false assumption about his hand. For example, Robbins could easily make you think the coin is moving from place to place simply by distracting your attention. By inviting your conscious brain to focus on one particular area, Robbins can quickly make changes in another, giving the appearance of something magical transpiring.
In scientific terms, Stephen Macknik, Ph.D., neuroscientist and director of the State University of New York’s laboratory of translational neuroscience, explains what you experience during a magic trick is a series of “electrochemical signals going around a bunch of circuits in your brain.” Because there are no windows in your skull, he says, the only way you can get information into your brain is through your five senses.
From there, your brain draws on past memories and then uses cognition to fill in the details — essentially forming what Macknik calls “a grand simulation of reality.” He states: “It’s not that the world around you isn’t there. It’s there, but you’ve never lived there. You’ve never even been there for a visit. The only place you’ve ever been is inside your mind.”
Overloading Your Working Memory Is Part of Creating an Illusion
Many tricks performed by magicians work on the principle that your mind can cope with no more than four to five units of information at the same time. As such, when asked to choose and focus on one particular card out of a group of six cards, you will very likely take little notice of the other five cards. Let’s say you chose the king of hearts. As the trick advances, you will eventually notice the king of hearts has disappeared from the group of six, which gives you the false impression the magician has successfully identified your card.
The truth is, he may have simply showed you a group of six entirely new cards. As such, regardless of the card you chose earlier on, it would not have appeared in the final sequence, leading you to believe the illusionist did something magical to uncover your card. In reality, the magician did very little to identify your card. All he did was cleverly manipulate your unconscious brain to support a “magical” outcome. Because your brain’s working memory was overloaded, it did not notice the wholesale change of the cards.
The Marshmallow Test and the Unconscious Mind
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, researchers from Stanford University initiated the “marshmallow test” at Bing Nursery School near San Francisco to explore how the conscious mind can subdue the unconscious mind. Repeated in the film, this experiment endures as one of the most important tests related to self-control and motivation. It involves seating a 4-year-old child in front of a table on which has been placed a plate with one marshmallow and a small hand bell.
Before a trusted adult leaves the room to “take care of something,” he invites the child to choose if he/she would like to receive a second marshmallow, which is produced from a package of marshmallows the adult has on hand. To earn the second marshmallow, prior to the adult’s return, the child is told he/she must avoid doing the following:
Eating the first marshmallow
Ringing the bell to summon the adult to return earlier than planned
Over the years this test has been used, it is evident each child had previously developed his/her personal strategy to resist temptation and exercise self-control well before participating in the experiment. As such, participant brains were effectively on autopilot during the test, which would suggest the outcomes had very little to do with situational willpower. Walter Mischel, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Columbia University and hailed inventor of the marshmallow test, said:
“The conception of willpower as a stoic thing, where you essentially bite your lip, will it and make it happen. [This] is a terrific way to have resolutions that don’t work out. It’s just too hard, it’s just too impossible. You have to in some way engage the environment, change it and transform it. The only other thing you can do [to overcome temptation] is change your perceptions, and change where you put your attention.”
The children who waited for the adult to return on his own were shown to be successful in redirecting themselves to other activities while they were waiting. These other activities apparently helped them overcome temptation by choosing to distract or redirect their focus away from the marshmallow. “Four-year-olds can be brilliantly imaginative about distracting themselves: turning their toes into piano keyboards, singing little songs, exploring their nasal orifices,” stated Mischel.2
Your Ability to Exercise Self-Control at Age 4 Influences Your Adult Life
Notably, researchers have kept tabs on the original children who participated in the marshmallow test in the early 1970s. Through ongoing interviews, scientists have found that compared to subjects who immediately devoured the marshmallow, those who at the age of 4 were able to wait, went on to:
Related to BMI, researchers noted that each additional minute the preschooler delayed gratification predicted a 0.2-point reduction in adult BMI. The study authors stated:5
“Longer delay of gratification at age 4 years was associated with a lower BMI three decades later. Identifying children with greater difficulty in delaying gratification could help detect children at risk of becoming overweight or obese. Interventions that improve self-control in young children have been developed and might reduce children’s risk of becoming overweight.”
Six Actions You Can Take to Harness Your Unconscious Mind
Clearly, as the producers of “Automatic Brain” assert, your unconscious mind has a strong, powerful influence in your life. For obvious reasons, you want to harness its power and direct its influence in positive, life-giving ways. Operation Meditation suggests six actions you can take to more fully leverage and direct the potential of your unconscious mind:6
Express yourself artistically: Any type of artistic endeavors, like coloring, drawing or painting, makes use of the subconscious by allowing the creative work to surface and help you express your true feelings. If you are unsure how to get started, you might consider taking an art class, even if you have little artistic talent or interest.
Because the goal is to tap into your subconscious mind, you don’t necessarily need to be a great artist, just open to the process of creating.
Meditate: Of all of the ways to connect with and influence your subconscious mind, meditation may be the most powerful. During meditation, you are becoming more relaxed, thereby setting aside conscious thinking. In a relaxed, open-minded state, you are able to access deeper feelings and thoughts that are normally suppressed. (See below for details on mindfulness, a form of meditation.)
Rehearse desired outcomes: A great way to program a new activity, skill or thought into your unconscious mind is to rehearse it and repeat it until it takes root. Countless songs are lodged in your subconscious, and you can sing them mindlessly, simply because you repeated them at some earlier point in your life.
Similarly, you can rehearse new attitudes, ideas, outcomes and thoughts. By repeating what you want several times in a row on a daily basis, you will help your subconscious mind catch on and help you achieve your desired outcomes.
Review before bed: Especially as it relates to learning new material, reviewing it just before you go to sleep may help you transfer it to your subconscious. Reading over key portions of goals, presentations or speeches as the last thing you do before bed ensures the information is in the forefront of your mind as you drift off to sleep. This technique also has the potential to influence the content of your dreams.
Think and speak positively: Speaking out positive affirmations is a great way to plant positive thoughts and ideas into your unconscious mind. By adopting a consistent habit of positive “self-talk,” you will notice more upbeat thoughts beginning to gradually counteract previously negative thinking.
Starting with simple phrases such as “I can do this” or “I am doing a fantastic job” will lift your spirits and begin to influence how you think and feel about yourself, even if others around you continue to criticize and be negative. As mentioned earlier, avoid using negative phraseology such as “I won’t use harsh words.” Instead, rephrase the thought into a positive form such as, “I will speak only kind, encouraging words.”
Write it down: Getting your thoughts down on paper can help you remove “mind clutter.” Take out a pad of paper and a pen, set a timer for five to 10 minutes and begin writing whatever comes to mind. Avoid editing yourself.
Write literally anything and everything that comes to mind. Over time, as you stick with this habit — ideally as a weekly and even daily activity — your brain will work its way into your subconscious, uncovering and surfacing valuable insights and thoughts you may not have even realized you had. If you are in the habit of keeping a diary or journal, you probably already experience the many benefits related to this practice.
Practicing Mindfulness: Another Means of Training Your Mind
Mindfulness is a form of meditation, and you can practice it anytime, anywhere. To do so, you simply choose to actively pay attention to the moment you’re in right now with a nonjudgmental attitude. Instead of letting your mind wander, when mindful, you live in the present moment, letting any distracting thoughts and judgments pass through your mind without getting caught up in emotional implications and negativity, which have the potential to distract you and pull you away from the here and now.
A great advantage of mindfulness is the ease with which you can incorporate it into any aspect of your day. You can employ mindfulness while you’re doing household chores like washing dishes, when you are eating, going for a walk or working. The goal is to simply pay attention to the sensations you are experiencing in the present moment.
According to The Atlantic,7 many school teachers are now beginning their classes with short mindfulness exercises involving activities such as counting breaths, focusing on the sensations of breathing, and visualizing thoughts and feelings. The goal is to help students prepare for academic lectures and lessons by:
Focusing and training their attention
Quieting their thoughts
Regulating their emotions
Mindfulness in Medicine
Mindfulness, especially the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, has also made its way into medical settings. For example, MBSR uses specific exercises to support patients who are dealing with chronic pain. In recent years, mindfulness has been used to ease stress on Capitol Hill,8 boost athletic and business performance for the Seattle Seahawks9 and Google,10 respectively, and drive results in the U.S. military.11
While the move toward mindfulness has spurred an industry involved in the promotion of all sorts of books, courses, magazines and smartphone apps, you can bring mindfulness into your everyday world without any special equipment or training. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Begin your day mindfully by focusing on your breathing for five minutes before you get out of bed. Tune in to the flow of your breath and the rise and fall of your belly. By regulating your breathing first thing after you wake up, you can bring more clarity and focus to the rest of your day.
Minimize multitasking, which works in direct opposition to mindfulness. If you find yourself trying to complete many tasks at once, stop yourself and focus your attention back to the one task at hand.
Disable emotionally distracting thoughts by reminding yourself they are only “projections,” not a guaranteed future reality. As such, you can allow those thoughts to pass rather than giving them permission to stress you out.
Sit quietly for a time, perhaps in the company of soothing music. Breathe rhythmically, and focus on something such as your breathing, a soothing image or object, a breath prayer or mantra, or simply being aware of the present moment. Applying Buteyko breathing can also help calm your mind and get you into deep states of relaxation at any time during the day.
Whatever method you choose to become more aware of and engaged with your brain will most certainly pay dividends across your entire life — physically, emotionally and spiritually. Your mind is powerful and, as the producers of “Automatic Brain” have suggested, you are very likely only connected to and leveraging a very small portion of all the wonderful benefits your brain has to offer.
Ever wondered how something as simple as a hug can somehow fix so many things? You might be upset, angry, lonely, or scared, and yet when you receive a hug in that moment, even if it’s from a complete stranger, you feel comforted. We’re creatures who not only love connection, but crave it, whether that be connection with yourself or with others.
Hugging releases oxytocin from the brain, otherwise known as the “love hormone.” Oxytocin plays a huge role in our social interactions and our sexuality. It is released whenever we hug or become intimate with someone, and even when breastfeeding. It can also help those of us living with depression.
Well, as it turns out, the superpower of hugging also translates to newborn babies struggling with drug addiction. After a newborn suffers the effects of their mother’s drug abuse, that baby also needs special care and attention to cope with their withdrawal symptoms post-birth. For a mother who is likely also addicted to drugs, this can be a difficult task to take on.
That’s why many hospitals have implemented volunteer programs to help these newborn babies addicted to drugs, where volunteers can hug and cuddle with them. Hospital workers have found that giving some extra love to these babies actually helps their healing process!
You Can Volunteer to Hug Newborns Addicted to Drugs at Hospitals
Programs designed to help newborn babies who are addicted to drugs have been popping up all over hospitals in the U.S. Many babies born from mothers with drug addictions need to spend weeks or months in hospitals post-delivery, as they gradually wean off the drugs they were born addicted to.
What’s worse is that these babies often don’t have families with them a lot of the time, because their mothers may be in rehabilitation programs trying to recover from drug addiction themselves. But, interestingly enough, hospital staff have found that human connection and love can actually help these babies heal faster.
As a result, some hospitals have implemented programs whereby volunteers can come in and hold these babies as they endure withdrawal. Snuggling has been found to have a very positive effect, and volunteers can even talk or sing to the babies if they’d like to as well.
“These babies need to feel love, human touch and a soft voice to comfort them when they’re in pain,” explained Maryann Malloy, a nurse manager in Philadelphia. “It makes the parents feel better knowing that even when they cannot be here there is someone to rock and hold their baby. . . . Our cuddlers help so the babies do not reach that point. They pick them up before the first whimper.”
The medical term used to describe this condition is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), which stems from their mothers using painkillers like opioids or drugs like heroin during pregnancy. NAS can cause symptoms like excessive crying, fever, irritability, rapid breathing, seizures, sleep problems, trembling, vomiting and sweating.
Can you imagine entering into this world, probably already confused about where you are, how you got there, and why you were torn from the warm comfort of the womb, all the while trying to cope with these symptoms? These babies deserve love, and it’s incredible programs like these that help them feel it.
Some of the effects hospital workers have observed from the program include a reduced need for medications and less time spent recovering in the hospital overall. These babies are recovering quicker, and it’s all because of cuddling!
One program offered in a hospital located in Virginia found that cuddling newborn babies suffering from drug withdrawal cuts their time spent in hospital in half. To be specific, cuddling these babies reduced their hospital stay from 40 days to only 21.
“[Cuddling] is helping them manage through these symptoms,” Maribeth McLaughlin, chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care Services at Magee said. “They are very irritable; they are hard to console. This is about swaddling them and giving them that comfort and safe, secure feeling.”
More and more information is coming out about the power of human connection, particularly the health benefits of hugging and cuddling (read our CE article on this here). However, this may not come as a surprise to many of you, because if you’ve ever had a really good hug, it feels amazing.
Sometimes if I’m stressed, my friend will literally just hug me until I feel better, and this somehow always works after about a minute. My heart palpitations dissipate, my shakiness subsides, and I feel a sense of peace. Even hugging yourself can have the same effects!
So, next time you’re feeling upset or angry or sad, or maybe you’re just craving a bit of human connection, try giving someone a hug. Likewise, if you don’t know what to say to console someone, try saying nothing and instead giving them a hug. You might be surprised to find that hugs can heal!
Many have said the panel discussions are their favorite part of the conference because it gives an insight into the personal nature of the presenters.
2017 Energy Science & Technology Panel Discussion 1 Speakers:
Al Francoeur (Electricity, Gravity & Magnetism),
Yaro Stanchak (Bedini’s Zero Force Motor),
Aaron Murakami (Hacking The Aether; Depalma’s N-Machine),
James Robitaille Multiple Order Harmonics QEG Tuning),
Geoffrey Miller (The Newman Motor),
Jeff Moe (The Gold Magnet)
Panel Discussion 2 Speakers:
Susan Manewich (Alternative Energy Researcher/Writer/Speaker)
Jeane Manning (Alternative Energy Researcher/Writer/Speaker)
Walt Jenkins (H2 Global)
Dr. Paul LaViolette (Two Overunity Technologies)
Aaron Murakami (Hacking the Aether; The N-machine)
Prof. Robert Haralick (Mind Over Matter)
Paul Babcock (The Universal Medium)
This discussion concluded the 2017 Energy Science & Technology Conference and included topics such as Emotional Intelligence, Synchronicity, Remote Viewing, Creativity, the Subconscious Mind, the Collective Unconscious, and of course some discussion on Energy technologies. MUST SEE!
Noticed this at Cobra’s site, and this is from the PrepareforChange.net. I’ve posted a few highlights, some from this Exopermaculture.com article. Some may be interested in Cobra’s ratings of various politicals on the world scene, and as far as Vegas goes, well, yes, one purpose of it had to have been “distraction”.
Please note that the uplifting news about the Malawi project is at the end of this.
” Actually one of the things they wanted to create is that all the alternative community would analyze endlessly what happened, how it happened, why it happened. It’s one big distraction actually. It is counter productive to spend too much time analyzing this because it is just one of many attacks that happen and actually I would give you a perspective: each day chemotherapy kills more people every day in clinics around the United States and around the world and nobody seems to care.
“1. What would Henry Kissinger Rate? pure 10 (Wow, I didn’t expect that)
2. What would Dick Cheney Rate? pure 10
3. What would Donald Rumsfeld Rate? 9
4. What would George H. W. Bush Senior Rate? Bush Sr. 10 (wow)
5. What would George W Bush Junior Rate? 8 (OK)
6. What would Barack Obama Rate? Barack Obama – 5 (so he’s almost a good guy)
7. What would Vladimir Putin Rate? 2-3 I would say (OK)
8. What would Angela Merkel Rate? 8 (wow, thank you Cobra)
Lynn – Can we assume that all of these people are really alive or have any of them replaced by clones? COBRA – They are all alive, yes.
“[Q] John McCain was a fighter pilot in Vietnam, and was shot down, captured, and almost died. In the documentary, he sounded like a true patriot. But now in congress, McCain is an obstructionist against the Trump administration. What happened to John McCain, Cobra? COBRA – He’s a mind controlled slave of the Illuminati network and that explains all his behavior.
“COBRA – As far as No. Korea goes, there will be no Nuclear exchange on a massive scale. This will not happen. There will be just the usual tension between Trump and the Korean leadership because the Cabal needs that tension to create fear to keep everybody in that state of tension. They need to have this especially on the plasma plane to keep that tension on the plasma plane to keep humanity enslaved.
“[Q] In addition to that I think Fulford said something about “we bombed North Korea just to let them know we’re not going to stand for any of their rocket experimentations any more.” Was that true? COBRA – Actually . . . actually yes, there was a small nuke which was detonated below the surface in North Korea without any casualties and this was supposed to be a warning but north Korean did not receive this as a warning.
“[Re: Immigration]… COBRA:… this kind of situations can only be resolved with The Event when there will be equality among all nations and all parts of human population… [Re: Sanctuary cities] COBRA:… this is just 2 sides of the same coin. Again this will not be resolved before the basic inequality is addressed. It can not be resolved on a polarized level between the Democrats and the Republicans.”
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Transcript of the October 10th, 2017 interview posted on October 18th, 2017 is below the Video
Lynn – Welcome everyone to our October 10th, 2017 PrepareForChange.net/Cobra interview. Welcome back Cobra.
COBRA – Thank you very much for your invitation. it is one of the best opportunities now to continue with our interviews.
Lynn – I’m going to let Aaron start with our first question.
Aaron – Hi Cobra It’s always good to hear from you. We’ll start out with the first question. This is an interesting question. It’s been in the news a lot. It’s one of the bigger events. It’s about the Las Vegas shooting that transpired about 10 days ago. We’ll start out with one viewer and what he was asking and then we’ll go into specific points. This is one of the complicated one.
There’s a lot of information of the internet and youtube. I just want to get your feedback on it. The question starts out: On October 1st we just experienced a mass shooting/false flag event in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was reported that 58 people died. Is somebody “bigger” behind this attack?
COBRA – Basically it is just one of many attacks that the Cabal engineers to create more fear and panic. This is one of the objectives and I will also add Benjamin Fulford’s opinion: This was engineered to promote more crowd control, more security and the security firms expected to earn money from this. This was the other issue behind it.
Aaron – So in reference to Steven Paddock they’re asking: It’s been alleged that he’s the shooter. There’s various opinions wether he was or not. The questioner asked: Who trained him? That might not be a valid question assuming he is the shooter.
COBRA – It is simply various aspects of the Cabal that can simply hire that kind of people and they’re trained well enough in advance, so it’s a small operation for the . . . nothing very complicated.
Aaron – It is also said he is an arms dealer.
COBRA – Actually there were many shooters, not just one shooter so we have a few people here that are involved with this situation.
Aaron – Would you say Steven Paddock is a “patsy” he took the fall. They always kill the supposed shooter and the media is wanting to make him out as the only one.
COBRA – Yes, exactly, exactly, yes yes.
Aaron – And we have everybody’s got a smart phone now and it’s been lots and lots of recordings. You can hear automatic fire way off in the distance and then the people at the Mandalay Bay can hear it really loud at almost the same time and it wasn’t an echo. You said that there were multiple shooters.
COBRA – Yes.
Aaron – It’s been said the 34th floor, the 12 floor the 4th floor and also in the crowd. The people who were running from the shooters in Mandalay Bay were getting shot from the front. Well it kind of proves it also. Would you say there were also some crisis actors there.
COBRA – What kind of crisis.
Aaron – Well, you know there were real guns and real bullets and real shooters (Yes, yes yes) obvious real people were getting hurt but were there any actors.
COBRA – Oh yes, actors, yes, it is a combined situation. There were real victims, real shooters and real blood and there were also actors to inflate the number of victims to inflate the event to create more fear, to create more panic, to create . . .Actually one of the things they wanted to create is that all the alternative community would analyze endlessly what happened, how it happened, why it happened. It’s one big distraction actually. It is counter productive to spend too much time analyzing this because it is just one of many attacks that happen and actually I would give you a perspective: each day chemotherapy kills more people every day in clinics around the United States and around the world and nobody seems to care.
Aaron – Right.
COBRA – And the Cabal is killing people with chemotherapy and with other drugs daily without anybody noticing and this is on a far larger scale than what happened in Las Vegas.
Aaron – Right. Chemotherapy has been kind of condoned. It’s OK because It’s one of the approved therapies.
COBRA – Yes, But if you see what’s happening all the time you can put things into perspective.
Aaron – So the 58 people that supposedly died, that number might be smaller or the 500+ victims that were causalities that were injured that might be a lot smaller than it actually is?
COBRA – According to my sources it’s smaller, yes.
Aaron – It is smaller? OK
COBRA – But there are also aspects of the situation. People are getting trampled because of the panic in the crowd and that is something else that needs to be taken into consideration.
Aaron – They are hurt but not by bullets?
COBRA – Many of them, especially those that were not mortally wounded had been trampled upon and this was crowd, actually one of the aspects of the plans one of plans that they had, the Cabal had, was to create panic in the crowd.
Aaron – Would that like to be kind of an experiment for them to see how well it goes?
COBRA – Yes.
Aaron – Interesting. Yes, We could go on and on with this but we should probably go onto the next question but like you said it’s a big distraction. Thank you Cobra for that answer.
Lynn – OK Cobra, now we’re going to look at Saudi Arabia: Women are now allowed to drive in the oppressive authoritarian country of Saudi Arabia, that adheres to Sharia Law. It’s the first time in well, forever. Saudi Arabia is a country where women have to cover their faces in black draping, where they can’t walk on the same sidewalk as men, where grown adult women are forced to obey their male guardians, their husband, their father, their brother, where women have to get permission to travel, and get a note signed by their husband for any medical care, because Saudi Law codifies women’s lack of capacity in making decisions for themselves. Also, Saudi Arabia is a country where women can be stoned to death for (being) raped, yet no punishment for the rapist, and also allows a father to kill his daughter if the daughter dishonors him. Yes, this is Sharia Law at its finest. But Cobra, how on earth, is a country with so much wealth, so very backwards? This sounds like they are right out of the Stone Age of maybe 50,000 years ago!! Can you comment on this Cobra?
COBRA – Actually there are many countries that are still in the medieval times if we speak about the development of the society and many of those countries are quite wealthy. Wealth does not mean . . . it can not be equated with the state of development of society. It simply means that in Saudi Arabia the ruling Cabal is simply more powerful and they can suppress more. So this is the kind of society they have created. (OK, thank you)
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Aaron – Next question: There has been much talk about dead currencies coming back to life again. History and common sense tells us that when a currency is inflated to the point where toilet paper is worth more, the currency is pretty much dead. But Right now the 100 trillion dollar Zim note is selling on eBay for 1 dollar to 70 dollars, as a collector’s item. And, right now, Zimbabwe’s central bank will buy the 100 trillion note for 40 cents us dollars. It’s my understanding that those who have collected a lot of these hyper inflated currencies, are selling and pushing the idea that magically they will come back to life and everybody will be rich. This includes the Vietnamese Dong and the Iraqi Dinar. Could you please comment on this Cobra?
COBRA – Actually I was speaking about this many times before. People who are expecting drastic wealth from trading of those currencies are mistaken. This will not happen. It’s simply when . . actually, if you have a hyper inflation situation what happens is the country devalues the currency and they can remove 3 zero’s or 6 zero’s or 10 zero’s. Issue a new Zimbabwe dollar, for example, pegged to the US dollar and all that old money is suddenly worth less. Maybe now it’s worth 40 cents then maybe it’s worth 20 cents. So it’s very risky to trade in currencies which are in hyper inflated spiral. Those kinds of bank notes are actually interesting for collectors but apart from that I don’t see any reason why anybody should collect large number of those bank notes.
Aaron – So if a country decides to make it’s own currency again, like I guess Zimbabwe is using the American dollar, but if they decide to use their own currency they would print up a brand new note. Is that true?
COBRA – Basically what happens in that kind of situations usually the country issues a new bank note, it re-brands it’s currency, removes certain number of zero’s and the central bank for sometime still can exchange the old currency but at a very low rate, (like 40 cents) so this is what will most likely happen. This is one of the possibilities that will happen. (OK, thank you for the answer)
Lynn – It has been established that the real cost of illegal US immigration is $135 billion a year for the American citizens. And for the “Dreamers”, the kids who were brought here when they were young, it’s going to be especially hard to be deported as adults back to Mexico or where ever country they have came from. If the Dreamers stay here, this has a snowball effect, in that eventually all their families and friends migrate here to the US as well. America cannot support the massive influx of unskilled workers migrating to this country. There is only a limited number of homes that need gardeners, janitors and maids. Can you comment on this Cobra?
COBRA – Basically, this kind of situations can only be resolved with The Event when there will be equality among all nations and all parts of human population. The reason why people are escaping from other countries and entering United States is because in their own countries they have difficulties surviving or creating a happy life. That’s why they migrate and people will continue to migrate until this balance is addressed, one way or the other. So there is no policy that can solve this without addressing the basic inequality that exists on this planet. (I agree, thank you)
Aaron – Sanctuary cities are another issue dealing with the immigration problem. I know it’s a tough call, where the Democrats support free hand outs and welfare programs, and naturally, if the undocumented immigrants are given voting privileges with free Obama Care, which is what has been happening, the immigrants will all vote Democrat and keep the free stuff coming their way. And Trump wants to put a stop to all this and have the money go to Americans not migrants. Can you comment on this Cobra?
COBRA – Ok, this is just 2 sides of the same coin. Again this will not be resolved before the basic inequality is addressed. It can not be resolved on a polarized level between the Democrats and the Republicans. (OK thank you)
Lynn – Cobra, As usual, the media still calls the Trump ban from Terror Ridden Countries, “A Muslin Ban”. This misnomer is typical of the media, always twisting words and do nothing but bash Trump. The 8 countries banned are Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. This sounds logical, seeing as how these are terror ridden countries and we need to be cautious with. Can you comment on this Cobra?
COBRA – Basically Terrorism is a Cabal creation and Cabal has one of it’s main base is within the United States, so I would not worry so much about people coming from the named countries because it is” “Terrorists are everywhere already”. (Yes, we sure have seen that, thank you)
Aaron – The Ken Burns PBS Documentary “Vietnam”, which has been airing lately, was very insightful. This shed light on the fact that Vietnam was a French territory, occupied by the French and Japanese. France was our Ally, and Japan our former enemy. South Vietnamese hated both the French and Japanese. Ho Chi Minh started a revolution and wanted our help to free the South Vietnamese people. Add the communist North Vietnamese to the mix, and you have a very complex problem of Control and the desire for Freedom. The US was in a very awkward position. I know this is an over simplification, but Cobra can you please comment on this whole situation of Vietnam in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
COBRA – Basically I would just simplify this very much. The Cabal wanted to have another war and they had another war, that’s all. There are always local complexities that can be misused to create an excuse for another war and this is what happened with the Viet Nam as well. (OK)
Lynn – John McCain was a fighter pilot in Vietnam, and was shot down, captured, and almost died. In the documentary, he sounded like a true patriot. But now in congress, McCain is an obstructionist against the Trump administration. What happened to John McCain, Cobra?
COBRA – He’s a mind controlled slave of the Illuminati network and that explains all his behavior. (wow, yea)
Aaron – Julian Assange in an interview with Dana Rohrabacher, has evidence that there was no Russian/U.S. election meddling. We know this is true, but what’s up with the turning Assange into a criminal because he was just being a journalist and reporter of the truth. Please comment.
COBRA – I have no comment on this. (OK)
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Lynn – Robert Mueller, in an effort to go after Trump for firing FBI Director James Comey, has been targeted by former white house aide Roger Stone and Judge Andrew Napolitano, to be fired by Trump, which Trump has every right and authority. Since this whole FBI thing has been a witch hunt from the get go against Trump, it would be great to see Mueller go, along with the rest of the swamp creatures that need to be removed. Do you have any comment on this Cobra?
COBRA – I would say that this whole line of question is coming from somebody who is polarized on Trump and anti-democrats. I would say that both parties and the whole situation have been engineered to create exactly that kind of polarization within the American Society. And I would say none of those parties are the good guys and the other ones are the bad guys. Not true. Basically you have Cabal infiltration in both parties and actually the Cabal at the very top, the Jesuits and the other top members of the Cabal are manipulating both parties and politicians from both parties to create exactly that kind of division. (OK, thank you)
Aaron – This is probably along the same lines: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been dragging his feet on prosecuting and bringing to justice those that have been violating the law so blatantly. Any Comments again Cobra?
COBRA – Again, I would say again the same comment. (OK, thank you)
Lynn – In regards to Traitors and Treasonous, it has been uncovered that top Republicans have deliberately tried to sabotage the Trump election, as well as the Trump Administration. These include, but are not limited to: Paul Ryan, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham and John McCain. Any Comments here Cobra?
COBRA – Yea, this is, I would say this is true and this is what happened, yes. (OK, thank you)
Aaron – This is a good one: Our new Rocket Man – Kim Jong-un, as Trump calls him, has been stirring up his usual trouble making. I’m not worried about a nuclear exchange between North Korea and the USA, but others are not so confident. I think there are safeguards in place that will prevent things from getting out of hand. Cobra, can you assure the rest of us that everything will be OK as far World War III goes?
COBRA – As far as No. Korea goes, there will be no Nuclear exchange on a massive scale. This will not happen. There will be just the usual tension between Trump and the Korean leadership because the Cabal needs that tension to create fear to keep everybody in that state of tension. They need to have this especially on the plasma plane to keep that tension on the plasma plane to keep humanity enslaved.
Aaron – In addition to that I think Fulford said something about “we bombed North Korea just to let them know we’re not going to stand for any of their rocket experimentations any more.” Was that true?
COBRA – Actually . . . actually yes, there was a small nuke which was detonated below the surface in North Korea without any casualties and this was supposed to be a warning but north Korean did not receive this as a warning.
Aaron – According to Fulford he says they’re not doing any more testing.
COBRA – They are planning to do more testing. This game is expected to continue for some time. (Oh, OK). But again I would not worry about this situation. (OK, thank you)
Lynn – On continuing with rating leaders and other prominent individuals we have a few more people we would like you to assess as far as evil goes Cobra (OK).
Aaron – Once again, in order to get a handle of the degree of evil that certain prominent people in the world are, could you give us, in your opinion, a rating on a one to ten scale, one being a good person, and ten being the epitome of evil. Starting off the first person to rate:
1. What would Henry Kissinger Rate? pure 10 (Wow, I didn’t expect that)
2. What would Dick Cheney Rate? pure 10
3. What would Donald Rumsfeld Rate? 9
4. What would George H. W. Bush Senior Rate? Bush Sr. 10 (wow)
5. What would George W Bush Junior Rate? 8 (OK)
6. What would Barack Obama Rate? Barack Obama – 5 (so he’s almost a good guy)
7. What would Vladimir Putin Rate? 2-3 I would say (OK)
8. What would Angela Merkel Rate? 8 (wow, thank you Cobra)
Lynn – Can we assume that all of these people are really alive or have any of them replaced by clones?
COBRA – They are all alive, yes. (thank you)
Lynn – The Cabal’s weather warfare on the islands south of Florida and around the globe have created confusion, devastation, death and more refugees. Can you speak about some of the main weather anomalies and which negative faction is purposely manipulating weather?
COBRA – Basically this was an agreement between various factions of the Cabal because they are more and more realizing that their time is up and they are doing whatever they can to stop the process of the planetary liberation and this is how they attempt this.
Lynn – Are these different factions or different countries causing most of the damage?
COBRA – Basically it’s factions. It’s not divided by countries because all the main factions of the Cabal are everywhere on the planet.
Lynn – How much of what is going on is natural and how much does the Cabal still have access to technology that is making things worse?
COBRA – Basically what’s happening is that the planet itself is reacting to the increased energies from the Galactic center and then the Cabal misuses the existing storms and tries to steer them towards where they can do much damage and where they can . . for example they did this in Puerto Rico lately.
Aaron – Next question: A 250-year-old Rothschild European trust used for blackmail, making donations for political favors (frequently to the Bushes and Clintons), bribes and covering crimes. As of Wednesday, September 27th this trust was confiscated and is no longer available to them. Your comments Cobra?
COBRA – OK. I would not believe that this trust is confiscated and no longer available to them. Where is this information coming from? (don’t know) So I would not believe this that according to this ___is still perfectly working and in operation.
Aaron – They still have plenty of wealth to use however they want?
COBRA – They still have enough wealth that they can continue with whatever they want. (OK, thank you)
Lynn – Catalan officials say 90 percent of people voted “yes” to independence from Spain in the referendum banned by this country’s central government. The one Catalan leader said the region has “gained the right” to its own state”.
We know that Catalonia is a big economic engine for Spain. Can you talk about this election in Spain and why the Spanish government wanted to suppress this election?
COBRA – Basically the Spanish government wanted to suppress the election and one of the main reasons you have just answered is because it is the source of a great percentage of wealth for this Spanish central government. And part of the European policy . . . actually the Cabal wants to have Catalonia still under Spanish government. I would say that many Catalonians wanted to liberate themselves from this arrangement and . . . It is not known yet how this will all play out because the forces of suppression are still quite strong and also this referendum was made under various stressful conditions, note the majority of Catalonians did not vote, so actually their referendum does not reflect the will of the majority of the Catalonians. So here we also have to be careful how we interpret this.
Lynn – And at this point in time do you think that this independence movement a positive movement, for the Light forces there?
COBRA – Yes, it is positive if it is done in the right way. If it will be guided in the right way from now on it can become very positive. (OK thank you)
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Aaron – I heard that Britain will NOT be leaving the E.U. after all as they have an astronomical fee to pay if they leave? Is this true Cobra?
COBRA – This is simply part of the negotiation tactics you will hear different polarized stories about this in the coming months because they are trying, both sides are trying to get as much as possible from this whole situation.
Aaron – For the people voted and they do want to leave the E.U., at least the ones that voted, the majority?
COBRA – Yes, it’s true. (OK thank you)
Lynn – At a recent United Nations meeting an ultimatum was given following the threats by the Rothschilds, that unless they were installed as controllers by the members of the U.N. that they would unleash germ warfare, genocide on the whole planet. The ultimatum deadline was Monday, September 25th that they must deliver to all governments and all other agencies the promised funding. The deadline passed without any response by the Rothschilds and on Tuesday morning consequences of actions directive were launched. The take down of anyone associated with, working for or associated in any way with the Rothschilds are now being removed as well as the Rothschilds. 78 countries have launched raids. 1100 Government officials have been fired and some 600 are arrested and some are no longer with us. This process is ongoing and will not stop until completed. Is this assisting the RM (Resistance Movement) to move forward? Do you have any comments to this statement Cobra?
COBRA – Yea, I can not completely confirm that this statement is true.
Lynn – So you don’t see that kind of numbers, or you don’t think that this is true at all.
COBRA – I don’t see that kind of numbers. The real numbers are much, much, much, much lower. Certain things that are quoted here are not happening in that way they were presented so I can not agree to this statement. (OK, thank you Cobra)
Aaron – We have a new area. It’s called: GLOWING SPIRAL OVER RUSSIA
On Sept 26, there was a glowing spiral over Russia. Can you tell us more about this?
COBRA – This was simply the testing of a scalar weapon.
Aaron – Were E.T.’s involved in this?
COBRA – No.
Aaron – What does this indicate if anything?
COBRA – It was simply a testing of a scalar weapon, that’s all. (OK, thank you Cobra)
Lynn –When we will have replicators, will there still be art and handmade products?
COBRA – Actually yes. The replicators will replicate objects for daily use but genuine art will be something that will not be replicated in that same way because the original . . . if there will be copies made with replicators, they will be stamped with a signature as such so you know the original was not made by the replicator. (I see)
Lynn – This person goes on to ask: Would it be easy to copy a piece of art?
COBRA – Yes, but again all the replicators will have a certain protection mechanism because each piece of art has unique energetic signature that can not be replicated easily. (that will make the artists happy. Thank you Cobra)
Aaron – This next question is regarding updates, more on North Korea:Cobra, can you update us on North Korea? Is there anything that light workers can do about the North Korean problem?
COBRA – Yes, of course they can always meditate and those meditations will help calm down the situation.
Aaron – Is this the same solution forthcoming from the RM?
COBRA – Yes, of course when The Event happens all this will all be resolved. (OK thank you)
Lynn – Cobra, please briefly describe any contracts that exist between the light and dark forces that are still being honored and upheld by the light forces.
COBRA – I would not say they’re agreements, I would say there is a dynamic equilibrium of who does what. The light forces are not crossing certain lines and the dark forces are also not crossing certain lines. The light forces are not making direct physical contact with the surface populations. And the dark forces are not unleashing massive genocides on the planet. These are the two polarities that we have right now. (I see)
Aaron – Cobra, can you give us an update on the Yaldaboath, Black stone and toplet bombs?
COBRA – Black stone has been completely removed. Yaldabaoth is loosing much of it’s power but there are other entities which are being cleared also. And the toplet bombs are being progressively removed, as we speak. (alright)
Lynn – Why do I get a sense that things have slowed down. Is this accurate or am I just too anxious?
COBRA – It is simply a psychological response to the situation when nothing changes so fast as we would like so this is a normal reaction. It’s not an objective assessment. It is simply: Things are taking too long, but thing are taking too long for quite a long time. It’s not a new development it’s something that is happening on-going, (yes)
Lynn – I know you don’t like quantitative questions but it seems that we are at a place where we are making progress but it is uplifting when you give us a number or percentage that indicates that we are in a better place. This person is thinking the same thing and I am. I’m sorry Cobra.
COBRA – OK, I don’t like to give percentage simply because we are not the only ones listening to this and especially when there are critical operations of the Light forces taking place. And we have many of that kind of critical operations taking place this year. It is not wise to give much intel and this is one of the reasons why my updates are shorter because I can not say much without compromising the critical operations right now. (I understand. I hope everyone else does also)
COBRA – Yes, Yes.
Aaron – When The Event occurs will it be safe to be outside or will there be earth changes at that time?
COBRA – It will be safe to be outside. There will be no drastic earth changes at that point. (Oh good, thank you)
Lynn – Cobra, when does ensoulment occur in the womb or at birth?
COBRA – In most cases it occurs between I would say 2nd and 3rd month until 6th or 7th month. In rare cases it occurs before and in rare occasions it occurs after. I will just give you a rough guideline to have a feeling for this.
Lynn – So between the 2-4 month.
COBRA – I would say the 2nd – 6th month, I would say. (OK, thank you)
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Aaron – Next question: Has the Central Race, completed becoming highly evolved, under the manipulation of the Archons? Could you give us your thoughts Cobra?
COBRA – The Central race had their development completely independent from the Archons. (OK thank you)
Lynn –You have said that: “Until November 11th, 2011, all negative timelines for planet Earth have already collapsed and positive future of the planet is certain. There will also be no alternative Earths. Therefore, bright future for the planet is certain. . . . and most inhabitants of the planet”. Is this also true for parallel earth’s? Are there parallel earth’s and parallel us? (no) Cobra, do you understand?
COBRA – Yes I understand, but the answer is no.
Lynn – But you still go with what was in the beginning.
COBRA – Yes, yes, I agree with what I said then. Yes.
Lynn – What is the difference between parallel earth’s and timelines?
COBRA – Timelines are simply possible futures. Parallel earth’s is a concept that some people are using when they try to explain what is going on. (OK, thank you)
Aaron – What are the exact steps or protocols which raise our vibration enough to change our body’s physiology?
COBRA – There are Ascension protocols that are connecting with the light body activation and then those can and do change at a certain point the body’s physiology.
Aaron – They made a comment, Bio-kinesis?
COBRA – No, no, no, no.
Aaron – And they said: Are these the same steps that can go forward as far as re growing our bones and even changing our eye color?
COBRA – I would say at a certain point that can be the end result but we are not there yet. (OK, thank you)
Lynn – Cobra, what is your feeling on us being able to re-create 24 strands of DNA.
COBRA – I would not agree with 24 strands of DNA. It is just another New Age concept that has been introduced. (Ok, thank you)
Aaron – Is it true or is it not true?
COBRA – Again, it is just a new age concept that has been introduced to the surface population.
Aaron – I would like to elaborate a little on that. Our DNA has 2 strands.
COBRA – Yes, the DNA has 2 strands.
Aaron – I don’t see how it can go from 2 to 12 or 24.
COBRA – Exactly, our physical DNA does not go to 12 or 24.
Aaron – It is what it is. We’ve been hearing that for years. I guess that’s just another rumor or myth.
COBRA – It’s anther new age concept that has been introduced and I would say that everybody needs to use their common sense, reading books or internet articles or anything that has been introduced through the alternative media.
Aaron – I had a hard time buying that the first time I heard that. I’m glad you cleared that up.
COBRA – Yes. Basically we have 12 strands of DNA on the etheric plane, but not on the physical plane.
Aaron – Ah, That does make all the difference.
COBRA – Its a different story, yes.
Lynn – Let’s get on with the next question: Although there is a bunch of info online about how to astral project, is it wise to astral project?
COBRA – It is wise if you know what you are doing. It is not wise if you are just exploring different dimensions out of curiosity.
Lynn – OK. This person goes on to say: Can we trust astral projection experiences?
COBRA – I would say that many things are possible when you astrally project so it is not always safe. (OK)
Lynn – So if a person wants to do that, should we ask for guidance in the beginning. How do you discern whether it’s safe or not.
COBRA – I would rather recommend not to do it. If you’re asking that kind of question, maybe it’s better not to do it. (OK, alright, thank you)
Aaron – What does “monadic extension” mean in relation to human behavior and our current human consciousness state of enslavement?
COBRA – I would need to know what you mean by monadic extension. Because Monadic extensions is a term used in different ways by different people.
Aaron – They have it in quotations marks, but I don’t know what it means either. OK.
Lynn – Can you comment on the idea that there are multiple versions of ourselves existing at the same time.
COBRA – In a way yes because there is a higher self, a true self and there is an extension of that into the physical body in our physical incarnation.
Lynn – Are these versions in parallel realities or dimensions or timelines?
COBRA – I have just answered this question. (OK. Alright Aaron)
Aaron – Is it true that a large portion of the human population has already been cloned?
COBRA – No it’s not true. (OK)
Aaron – That there are “copies” of people walking around on the planet being used by mind controlled programs?
COBRA – In most cases it’s not true. (OK, that’s good to know)
Aaron – And please comment on this. What percent of the population may be cloned at this time?
COBRA – Very, very small percentage.
Aaron – Isn’t it kind of complicated to clone a person. They still have to go through the years . . .
COBRA – You can clone the body but you can not clone the soul so you would still not be able to completely replicate a human being.
Aaron – Plus there are environmental factors as they grow up.
COBRA – There are many factors involved also environmental factors. (thank you Cobra)
Lynn – Is it possible to put the soul of a person into a clone.
COBRA – Yes, of course.
Lynn – So that person would have to die then, right?
COBRA – If you want to yes, a clone is just a copy of the physical body an then of course you can put a person into that or also take it out. (hmmm )
Aaron – How long does it take for a clone to grow up.
COBRA – Clone’s can be grown pretty fast, even in a few months with very advanced technologies. (wow)
Lynn – Is it true that “the speed of the globe’s orbit” is 66,600 mph?
COBRA – You always need to measure speed related to_____ something. So speed is always relative. You need to define speed of globe related to what?
Lynn – This person goes on to say: that the “curvature is one mile squared” is .666 feet? and that “The Axis tilt” is 66.6 degrees?
COBRA – That story is not true.
Lynn – What is the esoteric and occult meaning of this interesting planetary dimension numbers in relation to the lowering or raising of our consciousness? Is there any connection here?
COBRA – There is no relation because I have already stated at least one of those numbers is not correct. (but 2 of them are correct?)
COBRA – Might be if I get more information about what this particular person is measuring the speed from. It can potentially be correct under certain circumstances but I do not have enough information from that person about the definition that this person means. (I understand. Thank you Cobra).
Aaron – Cobra, I spent 10 years in doing GPS and global analysis as far as the physics and the math and these are erroneous numbers. I can’t even being to understand 66,000 mph.
COBRA – That could be a speed related to the movement of the earth related to a certain point within the galaxy. It can be something like that but I would need more information. (you move out from the earth and it could be true somewhere)
Aaron – Let’s go on to the next question here: Can you tell us, generally, what the Process Correction is?
COBRA – No, again I can not answer this question here. (yea, it’s kind of obscure. thank you Cobra)
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Lynn – Cobra, is lucid dreaming helpful?
COBRA – I can be helpful Yes. Again if it’s done with the right consciousness.
Lynn – Should we spend time doing or learning it?
COBRA – yes, if you feel so guided and if you feel confident of it, and you can handle it, yes.
Lynn – Do you have any trustworthy sources that you can give us to guide us toward more education there.
COBRA – You would need to send me an e-mail and I could look for them. I don’t have them right now. (OK thank you)
Aaron – Next question: People are fascinated with invisibility – A google search showed almost 140 movies like The Invisible Man or even Harry Potter book and the invisibility cloak. What is the fascination with invisibility?
COBRA – People are fascinated with everything that goes behind ordinary realities, so this is one of those fascinations.
Aaron – Is invisibility a cloaking technology, so it cloaks and doesn’t make things actually invisible?
COBRA – Actually, yes it’s a cloaking technology which can reflect the rays in a certain way that are not visible to the eye. More advanced cloaking technologies can even teleport the photons and other electronic waves so that they are not detected. There are many different approaches to this.
Aaron – Is it one of the many ways humans have been controlled – by having limited vision?
COBRA – No, no no.
Aaron – The other one: Is it one of the many ways humans have been controlled by the dark forces being invisible to us?
COBRA – No, this is not happening except in very rare occasions by the Chimera group.
Aaron – Some psychics or intuitives are able to “see” people’s energy fields or beings both light and dark. They seem to be able to “see” a broader light spectrum. Is this accurate?
COBRA – In most cases, no. (OK, thank you)
Lynn – After The Event or during or after our Ascension, will our vision expand to be able to view more light wave-lengths or dimensions to see what was invisible to us?
COBRA – What will happen that many people will be able to see non-physical planes with their higher chakras.
Lynn – Will this happen after The Event or do we need to wait until Ascension.
COBRA – After The Event at a certain phase within the Ascension process.
Lynn – So there’s a space between The Event and the Ascension?
COBRA – Yes, of course. I have explained this so many times. (OK)
Aaron – Is it possible that if people ask for more Divine intervention it can speed up the process of liberation of planet Earth? Your thoughts Cobra?
COBRA – Yes, yes. (OK)
Lynn – Are orbs travel vehicles?
COBRA – Most orbs are just. . . actually most orbs that people call orbs are reflections from the lens.
Lynn – Would you speak a little about Orbs that aren’t reflections?
COBRA – That are not reflections (yes) – They are etheric and plasma beings that are actually impacting the area close to the surface of the planet and under certain conditions people can see them.
Lynn – Many people see them in photo’s or night vision videos or with night vision glasses. Are there different kinds of orbs? And do the colors mean anything?
COBRA – Yes, there are different kinds of orbs.
Lynn – What about the colors?
COBRA – Also simply there are different species of orbs and different colors simply means they are coming from different species or branches.
Lynn – Are they from a certain dimension?
COBRA – Again, most of them are living on the etheric and plasma planes.
Lynn – OK. Are there negative orbs?
COBRA – Very very rare.
Lynn – Can we communicate with orbs or call them in?
COBRA – Yes you can.
Lynn – Do they help us with healings?
COBRA – Yes, they do. (thank you)
Aaron – Sometimes I see Stars that sparkle really fast and they start to move around, usually they are in pairs, three’s or fours. Are these ships in the sky that are cloaked?
COBRA – Yes, in many cases, yes.
Aaron – And if they are cloaked and they hear us telepathically can we communicate with them?
COBRA – You can try.
Aaron – How close are they?
COBRA – It depends on the situation. Sometimes they can come very close.
Lynn – This person says: I see a Pleiadian ship in the western sky. Is it cleaning up pollution in the atmosphere? If not, what are they doing?
COBRA – OK, it depends if you are really seeing a Pleiadian ship. Yes, there are many pleiadian ship that are clearing the pollution. (OK)
Lynn – Cobra, thank you so much. I’m going to give Aaron one last question and then we’ll let you go.
Aaron – This is a quickie Cobra. It says: Is it true that 25 percent of the human race are human?
COBRA – No. (I didn’t think so)
Aaron – If 75 percent are not human, what are they?
COBRA – Most of the people on this planet are human, the vast majority yes. (OK thank you Cobra)
Lynn – Is the 144,000, are they from somewhere else that have come to help.
COBRA – From many star systems, yes.
Lynn – Cobra I want to thank you once again for being with us today and we always appreciate your visit and I hope people will appreciate this information for our October update with you.
COBRA – OK. OK. Thank you very much for this interview.
Aaron – Thank you bye.
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Malawi Update for October 10, 2017
There was no Malawi update over the summer months so I will do a quick catch up now. Keyason has been busy with a growing number of orphans over the last 3 months. We are keeping the children fed with the corn flour: msima that they are used to eating. Their diet isn’t exactly well rounded with the foods that most in the developed countries are used to eating. A 50 kilo bag of corn flour costs about $24 dollars. The most recent picture that Keyason sent me showed approximately 25-30 bags of corn flour. This is a week’s supply.
Keyason is growing a garden of non-GMO fruits and vegetables which is helping on a small scale to supplement the diet. There have been problems with garden pests which thanks to YouTube videos, organic solutions were found to help solve these problems. Some foods were unfortunately lost.
Keyason has purchased 2 small ox cows and only one lived over the past few months. I’m wondering if the problem was related to insufficient food.
One rather sad occurrence happened in late August. One of the children became severely ill and a care taker named Mevisi was asked to take Joseph to the hospital in Blantyre. Bicycle is the mode of transportation most of the time. Blantyre is the nearest city with a hospital and by bicycle it is a long trip. At some point in the journey to the hospital both Mevisi and Joseph were hit by a speeding car and both were killed.
Mevisi left 4 children which are now orphans under Keyason’s care. And Joseph has 3 sisters who are under Keyason’s care. Not only did Keyason lose Mevisi that helped care for the orphans but now he has 7 grieving children that are missing their brother and mother.
Harrison is 15-years-old and Mevisi’s oldest child. He is quite small for 15. Harrison likes to play football and volleyball. He is a good caretaker for his younger siblings. He would like to be a pilot when he grows up. His biggest problem, right now, is that when he is alone he cries as he misses his mother.
Mevisi’s second child is 13-year-old Dina. She is deaf and unable to speak. Keyason tells me she is intelligent but due to conditions in Malawi, there are no special school for the handicapped children. Dina is in a standard 4 class with children that can hear. She likes to play volleyball with her peers. Dina is a thoughtful soul and would like to be a nurse.
Malita is the third child of Mevisi. She is 8-years-old and in standard 3 at school. Malita is a good student but she is having difficulty coping with the death of her mother. Keyason says that she will leave school crying as she thinks about her mother. They try to distract her with other things but there are no toys and minimal activities for an 8-year-old girl. Keyason says that the weekly money that we send also pays for medical care and needs such as oil and soap. There is no money left over at the end of the week. Children create their own entertainment and play things.
Mevisi fourth child is Daniel. Keyason says he is about 1-year-old and as he is still a baby and needs constant care.
On Keyason’s behalf I am asking for some generous light workers to step up and help with the support of these 7 children. If 7 light workers could step up by sending support monthly to Keyason this would lighten his load which is overwhelming to me, when I see what he deals with on a daily basis. Pictures and information on these children will be on the website. Please visit our site to see these very real children that need our help. If you can help please write to Lynn@prepareforchange.net
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Although UFOs are no longer the fringe topic they once were, the official campaign of secrecy and ridicule against their becoming public knowledge, as described by former CIA director Roscoe Hillenkoetter, is still in effect. Recent episodes of Bill Nye’s new show, for example, openly ridiculing UFOs on national television, make this clear. The close relationship the CIA holds with the media is clearly at play here.
A wise person once said that “condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance,” and that is no less true when it comes to UFOs, a field so full of witness testimony and hard evidence that it’s a wonder mainstream media can still avoid covering it.
How anybody can still deny the existence of UFOs when the world’s brightest minds have been actively studying the phenomenon and the evidence available for decades is a mystery. Indeed, intelligence agencies like the CIA are recruiting the world’s top scientists to do so.
For example, a declassified secret document discovered in the CIA’s own electronic reading room titled a “Telephone Conversation With Dr. John A. Wheeler” shows how the agency was trying to recruit him to look into a “CIA attack on the flying saucer problem.”
The CIA has a long history of putting resources toward studying this phenomenon, as well as putting forth efforts to investigate what other countries know about it as well. For example, another unclassified document outlines:
Scientists of the PRC and the Soviet Far East have begun joint study of UFO’s. The first meeting of ufologists of the two countries has ended in the small maritime townlet of Dalnegorsk. The Soviet and Chinese specialists on anomalous phenomena have mapped out a program for investigating incidents that are already known and have also arranged to directly exchange video and photographic materials on new similar phenomena. Dalnegorsk has not been chosen by chance as the place for such acquaintance. In the last few years the number of cases of visual observation of UFO’s has noticeably increased there. In just the last four years alone no less than 10 UFO’s have been recorded. Specialists link their heightened interest in places here with the variety and wealth of useful minerals in Maritime Kray. Similar, incidents have also occurred in mountainous regions in China whose climatic conditions and natural landscape resemble our own. (source)
As for the Wheeler document, it shows how the agency really wanted him to work with the CIA on this subject, and that he regretted that he could not because of prior work comittments. It also mentions that “he would be pleased at any time to discuss the matter briefly.” It also states how Wheeler mentioned “two foreign nationals who were currently outstanding in related fields.”
The document goes on to mention a few other names, some of which are redacted, and others not, like former Director of Research at Cambridge, Massachusetts USAF research center, Dr. O’Day.
The document pertains to a “scientific attack” on the UFO problem.
Another document regarding the call with Wheeler states that he might actually have some time available to get involved.
The document doesn’t offer much information, but its existence itself proves that as far back as 1953 the CIA was looking into UFOs and recruiting the world’s top minds to study them.
“This thing has gotten so highly-classified . . . it is just impossible to get anything on it. I have no idea who controls the flow of need-to-know because, frankly, I was told in such an emphatic way that it was none of my business that I’ve never tried to make it to be my business since. I have been interested in this subject for a long time and I do know that whatever the Air Force has on the subject is going to remain highly classified.”
– Senator Barry Goldwater, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee (source)
The topic of UFOs lie within this world of classification that Senator Goldwater mentions above. Here is another video of him speaking on it.
The United States has had a history of government agencies existing in secret for years. Though the National Security Agency (NSA) was founded in 1952, its existence was hidden until the mid 1960s. Even more secretive is the National Reconnaissance Office, which was founded in 1960 but remained completely secret for 30 years.
We are talking about Special Access Programs (SAP). From these we have unacknowledged and waived SAPs. These programs do not exist publicly, but they do indeed exist. They are better known as ‘deep black programs.’ A 1997 US Senate report described them as “so sensitive that they are exempt from standard reporting requirements to the Congress.”
Just imagine the scientists working in the world of intelligence today, those who are examining these craft, and those who work inside, the ones dealing with the science that goes on in the black budget world. These people have no lives.
Take Dr. Norman Bergrun, for example. He’s worked for Ames Research Laboratory, NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), and Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, now known as Lockheed Martin. He then went on to found Bergrun Engineering and Research.
You can view some of his publications for NASA, where he worked for more than a decade, here.
In this interview, he outlines what it’s like in that world, and how these scientists aren’t really allowed to have much of a life, as they are constantly kept behind closed doors.
The Sturrock Panel
Independent scientists have also investigated UFOs. Below is a clip from the Thrive documentary that has now amassed over 100 million views. I apologize if you’ve seen it before, as I’ve posted it multiple times.
“If it does indeed turn out that there is relevant physical evidence, if this evidence is carefully collected and analyzed, and if this analysis leads to the identification of several facts concerning the UFO phenomenon, then will be the time for scientists to step back and ask, What are these facts trying to tell us? If those facts are strong enough to lead to a firm conclusion, then will be the time to confront the more bizarre questions. If, for instance, it turns out that all physical evidence is consistent with a mundane interpretation of the causes of UFO reports, there will be little reason to continue to speculate about the role of extraterrestrial beings. If, on the other hand, the analysis of physical evidence turns up very strong evidence that objects related with UFO reports were manufactured outside the solar system, then one must obviously consider very seriously that the phenomenon involves not only extraterrestrial vehicles but probably also extraterrestrial beings.”
The 2011 Global Competitiveness Forum, at which a number of prominent scientists attended, featured a lecture by Jacques Vallee, notable for co-developing the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA, and for his work at SRI International on the network information centre for ARPANET, on the UFO/extraterrestrial phenomenon. There, he also discusses the physical evidence we currently have.