Book Reviews Perceptions Magazine, February 2015
by: Brent Raynes
The Science of the Unexplainable
By Louis Proud
The Career Press, Inc.
220 West Parkway, Unit 12
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
2015, 287 pages, US $16.99
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
Did you know that over 99 percent of the universe is made up of plasma? That 10.6 hertz is the very heartbeat of the earth, of us, and all life on this planet? That receiving a severe electric shock or being struck by lightning can make you psychic? That certain people seem prone to lightning strikes? That we are sensitive to electromagnetic fields by way of the cryptochrome in our eye’s retinas, the magnetic crystals in our brain’s and the sphernoid/ethmoid sinus complex, plus the melatonin output of the pineal gland, which alters our sleep-wake cycle, and that there is even evidence that the pineal may produce the hallucinogenic Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) used by shamans?
What does all of this mean? Author Louis Proud lays out a comprehensive and thought-provoking range of impressive evidence to demonstrate to us that everything from poltergeists to ball lightning to so-called “electric people” (humans prone to high levels of static electricity) may outline curious but complex and compelling interconnections between electromagnetism and a wide variety of different natural phenomena and technological mechanisms.
Proud explores possible electromagnetic aspects not only with psychics but also UFO experiencers/abductees. However, the author admits that the EM theory and connections is not entirely and satisfactorily able to nail down the entirety of this as an all encompassing explanation yet. He points out that reported PK (psychokinesis) defies the laws of electromagnetism – at least as we understand them. He adds that while modern scientists recognize four fundamental forces in nature (one of which is electromagnetism) that physicists have long speculated upon the existence of a fifth force.
The Secret Chamber of Osiris:
Lost Knowledge of the Sixteen Pyramids
By Scott Creighton
Foreword by Rand Flem-Ath
Bear & Company
One Park Street
Rochester, Vermont 05767
2015, 240 pages, US $18.00/Can $21.50
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
The author Scott Creighton, a Scottish engineer, presents his evidence that the first sixteen ancient pyramids of Egypt symbolically represented the mythic “dismembered body of Osiris,” the Egyptian god of agriculture and rebirth. He illustrates this point with a drawing of Osiris and how the pyramid sites align with it from a topographical overview. He perceives the ancient pyramids as having been built as indestructible recovery vaults for seeds, tools, and civilizing knowledge for the kingdom, in the event of an anticipated major catastrophe, with reference to the great deluge of Thoth, instead of as royal tombs for the kings. The author describes each pyramid as an ark of the ancient Egyptian gods Osiris and Thoth.
Creighton believes, as in the myth of Osiris, that a part is missing, and he believes that that missing part is a secret chamber beneath the sands of the Giza plateau, which the three pyramids of Giza presumably point toward. In fact, he notes that shortly after he had publically revealed what he suspected to be its location, that area became the site of a major excavation by Egyptian authorities. Coincidence? Outsiders do not yet know what that excavation may have uncovered.
Creighton also shares an alternative theory as to how the huge stone blocks of the pyramids may have been put into place using a kind of hot air balloon. In fact, the popular ancient Egyptian relief carving Egyptologists believe shows Horus emerging from a lotus flower (but that ancient alien theorists believe illustrates something like a huge light bulb or electrical generator of some kind) may instead be showing a hot air balloon perhaps being prepared for launch.
This book is also thoughtfully illustrated with a nice collection of relevant drawings and photographs.