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UFOs Magic & Mysticism In Hollywood

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 20:20:00 -0400
Archived: Fri, 23 May 2008 20:20:00 -0400
Subject: UFOs Magic & Mysticism In Hollywood

Source: Mike Bara's Dark Mission Blog


Thursday, May 22, 2008

UFOs, Magic and Mysticism In Hollywood =96 May 17th, 2008

Thanks to Jay Weider and Christian Meoli of Sacred Mysteries
Live, I was invited as a special guest to their panel discussion
entitled UFO's, Magic And Mysticism in Hollywood, last Saturday
night. Officially, I was an 'invited guest' along with Yvonne
Smith (an expert on UFO abduction cases) and Harijiwan Khalsa,
an expert in kundalini yoga. The panel itself consisted of Coast
to Coast AM host George Noory, who did a masterful job in
moderating the panel, Jordan Maxwell, the patron saint of
conspiracy theorists, Dr. Roger Leir, the doctor who has removed
scads of alien implants from his patients, Whitley Strieber, the
author of "Communion" and numerous other books on the abduction
phenomena (and a variety of fictional tales of horror), and Jay
Weidner, who runs Sacred Mysteries and is the co-author of The
Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye.

I got there a bit after 7:30, mostly because I had to park
almost a half mile away because the hotel parking lot was full.
When I got there, the place was already quite full (they had
over 300 attendees) and buzzing with anticipation. The first
person I saw was Tom Danheiser, George's producer on Coast to
Coast. We've met before and had a nice chat, and I began to
notice it was pretty hot in the room.

After that, I circulated a bit and talked to George. He
commented that he didn't remember me having a goatee the last
time we met. I thought I did. Oh well.

I was glad to reconnect with Harijiwan, who I first met at the
Sacred Mysteries 2012 "Shift Happens" conference last March.
He's a really joyful and funny guy, much different than you'd
expect him to be given his evolved state of consciousness. As we
posed for a picture, I pointed out to him that if I studied with
him and became a Yogi, my name would be Yogi Bara. He liked
that. I definitely have to attend one of his workshops someday

The start was delayed a few minutes because Christian wanted to
give those that had to park far away a chance to get in the
door. Strieber, who I had not met, was having none of that.
After just a few minutes of waiting, he marched up to the
podium, took the microphone and announced to everybody that it
was time to start. We all kind of took our cues from him and got
into our seats.

What followed was a very interesting and free flowing discussion
about the state of the world in general, 2012, and the alien
presence, such as it is. I found Dr. Leir to be thoughtful and
insightful, Jordan to be a master storyteller as always, and
Strieber to be relentlessly grim. Jay could hardly get a word in
edgewise, but I got the impression he was having a great time
just listening to the others talk.

The only real problem I really had with any of them was with
Whitley Strieber. He's firmly convinced that world is going to
hell in a hand basket; that we're running out of oil, that we're
running out of food, that the weather is getting worse and
spiraling out of control, that we're all about to die in some
unimaginable calamity. Now, to be fair, I think something really
bad might happen around 2012 or shortly thereafter myself, but
most of the rest of what he said was just plain wrong.

For one thing, the world is not running out of oil. Our current
inflationary problems are with energy production, not energy
supply. There remain vast reserves of oil all throughout the
world, enough for centuries yet if choose to continue to be an
oil based economy. That's not to mention all the reachable shale
oil, coal for liquefaction, and many other means of energy
production at our disposal.

As Jack Kemp famously said in the early 1980's, when inflation
was far worse and the world was experiencing the Keynesian
impossibility of stagflation, "the answer to inflation is

The issues we face today are solely of our own making. For three
decades, the Democratic Party in this country has done
everything it could to stifle the production of new domestic
energy, be it drilling for oil in the so-called "Alaskan
Wildlife Refuge," loosening the restrictions on safe and clean
nuclear power, or "protecting" land where the aforementioned
coal liquefaction plants could be built. Bob Brinker, the host
of the syndicated radio program "Money Talk," has some great
ideas about how to increase our energy supply cheaply,
efficiently and with virtually zero impact on the environment.
This latter point is important, because environmental impact is
the most commonly used excuse for not allowing nuclear plants,
oil platforms or gasoline refineries to be built. Check out his
monologue from last week's program at http://www.bobbrinker.com.
It was a real eye opener for me.

One other point on this; there is a growing belief amongst
geologists that the whole concept of oil as a "fossil fuel" may
be wrong. Led by the late Dr. Thomas Gold, there is mounting
evidence that oil may in fact not be a byproduct of biological
degradation, but rather a naturally produced component of the
Earth itself. If this is true and the Earth is constantly
manufacturing new supplies of oil, then the reality is that we
will never run out of it, and the perception of scarcity is a
major component of the high prices we are seeing today. Gold's
theories deserve a fair hearing and an honest test.

The point is, contrary to what Strieber and so many in the
anomalist community seem to believe, the world is not crashing
down around us. We feed and house more people every year, infant
mortality rates decline every year, life spans increase every
year, and every year we discover new and effective treatments
and cures against the diseases that used to ravage us. In short,
the human condition gets better every year that goes by, not

If you're getting the impression I didn't care for Strieber too
much, you're correct. Not only did I feel he was misinformed on
the state of affairs in the world today, I also felt he hated
being up on stage and couldn't wait to get out of there. As soon
as George started to wind down the panel, Strieber bolted from
his chair, collected his wife and was out the side door so fast
he left a vapor trail. Anybody who thought they might get a
chance to talk to him during the break was probably
disappointed. He struck me as having contempt for his audience,
which is something I've never seen from George or Richard, or
from most of the authors and researchers I've met over the
years. They are always gracious and giving of their time and
happy to meet their fans.

To be fair, everybody has bad days, and maybe he just wasn't
feeling well or was exhausted from a long trip. I don't know.
But he could have done a better job of acting like he cared
about being there.

After a short break, we reconvened the panel without Whitley and
George, but with me, Harijiwan and Yvonne. We took about 20
questions before the night was over, and I felt bad for kind of
dominating the mic at times. It's just that there were a bunch
of questions that were right up my alley, so I couldn't just sit
back and not say anything.

Afterwards, a bunch of us went out to grab a bite, and I didn't
actually get to bed until about 4:00 AM. Still, it was fun night
and I'm glad I went.

The only real disappointment is that we didn't get too much into
the messages in Hollywood films angle, which was actually the
advertised subject of the panel. This happens sometimes with

Richard and I are discussing holding a Hollywood themed event
ourselves this fall, and we'll definitely keep it more on the
subject if we do.

[Lead from Stuart Miller @ http://www.alienworldsmag.com]

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