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Past News 2004 (January - April)

Spotlight

"The Scientific Proof of Survival After Death" by Michael Roll

"The Suppression of Knowledge" by Michael Roll

"Consciousness as a Sub-quantum Phenomenon" by Ronald Pearson

"We Cannot See Microbes Without a Microscope" by Michael Roll


"We can stop the Third World War, but only if we all fight very hard indeed" - E-mail to Jeff Rense (August 20, 2002)

"Why the World Needs Physical Mediumship Right Now!" - Ron Pearson's letter to Psychic News (November 6, 2002)

"A Creative Universal Structure" - Ron Pearson's letter to Nexus Magazine (August, 2002)

Blasphemous Libel - Letter to Dr Roger Berry (July 2, 2002)

Radio Broadcast - E-mail from Jeff Rense (April 4, 2002)

Does the SPR have a Corporate Policy? - Ron Pearson (August 13, 1999)

"Consciousness After Death?" - Letter from Prof. Preben Plum (October 12, 1996)

Letter from Prof. Abdus Salam (February 19, 1987)


"A Critique of Susan Blackmore's Dying to Live and her Dying Brain Hypothesis" by Greg Stone

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 The Time is Right for a Paradigm Shift in Physics [Posted: April 25, 2004]

Ronald Pearson responds to criticism of his theory from Professor B D Josephson

Brian D Josephson is Professor of Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1973.

At last: serious scientists are starting from the correct base that the etheric world exists, and that Sir William Crookes, the former President of the Royal Society, was not a gullible idiot. This great scientist discovered by experimentation that there are people operating in the invisible part of the universe - people who once lived on Earth, and are still very much alive.

Those scientists who still refuse to recognise that mind and brain are separate will now be left behind.

It's only a question of making sure that the mathematical theory matches the experiments that prove we all survive the death of our physical bodies.

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Response to Critique of "Origin of Mind" - Ronald Pearson

"Consciousness as a Sub-quantum Phenomenon" - Ronald Pearson's paper

Published in the journal Frontier Perspectives, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Volume 6. No. 2, Spring/Summer 1997 (pp70-78). ISSN: 1062-4767

Updating Newton - by Ronald Pearson

"Paranormal" - An article by Michael Hanlon about Prof. B D Josephson, published in The Daily Mail, (October 1, 2001)

The Chemist Sir William Crookes Proved Survival With Repeatable Experiments Under Laboratory Conditions - by Michael Roll

 Upcoming Radio Broadcast: April 20 [Posted: April 17, 2004]

The Jeff Rense Program: www.rense.com - Listen live online

Pacific time:
Tuesday, April 20 (7-10pm)

GMT (UK and Ireland):
Wednesday, April 21 (3-6am)

Check the broadcast time in your time zone: greenwichmeantime.com

Linking up with over 200 radio stations and the rest of the world on the Internet, Jeff Rense will be speaking to Michael Roll and Emma Heathcote-James about Emma's new book, They Walk Among Us, which will be published on June 30.

This will be Michael Roll's eighth broadcast with Jeff Rense.

After the broadcast, you can listen again from the Jeff Rense Program archives: www.rense.com


We must carry on presenting the secular scientific case for survival after death - letting everyone know about the pioneering experiments that proved that there are people operating in the invisible part of the universe, and pointing to the mathematical backup for these experiments.

Once people have access to these censored discoveries in physics, they all come with us. This is because what we are presenting is infinitely more exciting than what the materialists and religionists are stuck with: orthodox scientific teaching (death being the end of everything) and the religious idea of having to rest in peace in the ground for a saviour-god to return and judge us!


"There is one thing more powerful than all the armies in the world, and that's an idea whose time has come." - Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

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"They Walk Among Us" - by Emma Heathcote-James (2004)

The Jeff Rense Program - Thomas Glendenning Hamilton

On November 25, 2003, Michael Roll spoke on The Jeff Rense Program. Focusing on materialisation photographs taken by Canadian researcher, Thomas Glendenning Hamilton, this broadcast covered many aspects of scientific research into materialisation phenomena.

This was Michael Roll's sixth broadcast with Jeff Rense. To listen to the full broadcast, visit the Jeff Rense Program archives at: www.rense.com

The Jeff Rense Program - Survival After Death as a Branch of Physics

Broadcast on March 18, 2003, Michael Roll, Prof. Peter Wadhams, and John Samson discussed photographs of materialisation phenomena taken by Sir William Crookes and others.

A Rational Scientific Explanation for So-called Psychic Phenomena - by Michael Roll

Updating Newton - by Ronald Pearson

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The Jeff Rense Program

  The Jeff Rense Program

The Jeff Rense Program website features a selection of articles and correspondence by Michael Roll: "Life After Death"

 Australian Radio Broadcast [Posted: March 21, 2004; Updated: March 25, 2004]

We have discovered people in the invisible part of the universe that our ancestors mistook for angels, devils, gods, or--worst of all--big daddy god himself!

The broadcast with Barry Eaton covered a lot of ground, bringing in Australian connections - Victor Zammit, Doris Stokes at the Sydney Opera House, and backing for the medium John Edward. This website gives the crushing scientific backup for what Edward is saying.

Mediums are now crashing through the establishment barriers, but the scientific backup is not--yet. When this does finally happen, the whole rotten shooting match will come tumbling down. Nobody will grovel before priests ever again, and many scientists who now enjoy top positions will be made to look very silly indeed for attacking Crookes, Lodge, and Pearson.


2NSB - 99.3FM - Broadcasting in the Greater Sydney area only

Australian broadcaster Barry Eaton will be speaking to Michael Roll, updating listeners about recent developments concerning censored discoveries in subatomic physics.

Local Time: Monday, March 22 - Time: 22:00 - 22:30

Radio Out There - Alternative News and Views - Produced and Presented by Barry Eaton

Note: This programme will not be broadcast on the Internet.

 

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The Scientific Proof of Survival After Death Belongs to Every Person on Earth - E-mail to Lyn G de Swarte (May 31, 2003)

A Rational Scientific Explanation for So-called Psychic Phenomena - by Michael Roll

Uncomfortable Historical Facts That we are Never Taught at School in the Theocracy of Great Britain - Michael Roll

The subject of survival after death has been hijacked by religionists - E-mail from Michael Roll to John Turner (March 15, 2003)

Origin and Destiny of Religion - E-mail from Ronald Pearson to Keith Hudson (August 28, 2003)

Scientific Proof and the Media - E-mail from Michael Roll to Hugh Thomas (January 21, 2003)

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Radio Out There - Alternative News and Views - Produced and Presented by Barry Eaton

 Global Day of Action against War and Occupation [Posted: March 19, 2004]
March 20 - Global Day of action

Saturday, March 20 - Iraq War One Year Anniversary - The World Still Says No to War

The upcoming Global Day of Action against War and Occupation on March 20 will mark the first anniversary of the illegal US/UK bombing and invasion of Iraq.

On February 15, 2003, over 15 million people around the world took part in demonstrations to voice their opposition to Bush's looming war on Iraq.

Since then, up to 55,000 people have been killed, with thousands more crippled and mutilated; the official GI death toll is over 550, with an effective media blackout on the true numbers of wounded. And does anyone care about those who live on, having lost their homes and family members?

This Saturday, people on every continent will take to the streets in their thousands to say YES to peace and NO to war, NO to repression and occupation, NO to the attacks on human rights and on civil liberties.

Activist groups will be demanding an end to the cruel military occupation of Iraq and to the devastating violence in places such as Haiti and Palestine.

As damning evidence comes to light of government lies and manipulation, as well as of horrendous war crimes, ordinary people in the US and around the world are increasing pressure on the fanatical theocrats in the Whitehouse and at 10 Downing Street.

The outrage of decent honest people has not dissolved.


"...and this is how things will remain all the time good people continue to do nothing." - After Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

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The Suppression of Knowledge - A pamphlet by Michael Roll

"There is no greater crime in the cosmos than to deliberately indoctrinate young trusting minds with false teachings for selfish ends. From this one heinous crime stems all crime. The perpetrators of this evil deed will pay a terrible price in mental remorse when they pass from this world."

We can stop the Third World War, but only if we all fight very hard indeed - E-mail from Michael Roll to Jeff Rense (August 20, 2002)

Hold On to Your Humanity - An Open Letter to GIs in Iraq - by Stan Goff (November, 2003)

Mourning Iraq - Carol Norris

"Please don't talk to me of "precision bombing" and "liberation". Don't talk of "minimal loss of life" and cheering Iraqis. Don't come with your "I told you so" and your "See, the war wasn't that bad".

Because I know better."

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www.stopwar.org.uk - Stop the War Coalition

www.unitedforpeace.org - United for Peace network

www.wereldcrisis.nl - Tegen de nieuwe oorlog

www.vicpeace.org - Victorian Peace Network

www.friedenskooperative.de - Netzwerk Friedenskooperative

irishantiwar.org - Irish Anti-War Movement

www.fermiamolaguerra.it - Fermiamo la Guerra

World Peace Now, Japan

Madrid Indymedia

 

www.indymedia.org - Worldwide Independent Media Center

Tariq Ali: The same old racket in Iraq - To the victors, the spoils: Bush's colonialism will only deepen resistance - an article published in The Guardian (December 13, 2003)

The Unseen Gulf War - Photographs by Peter Turnley from the 1991 Gulf war

Note: These photographs may be disturbing to people of a sensitive disposition.

 Still no Move From my Fellow Atheists... [Posted: March 17, 2004]

Philosophical Balance - E-mail to Hugh Thomas (February 28, 2004)

For goodness sake: Follow the great anti-religious philosophers Thomas Paine and Arthur Findlay!

Do nothing and these crazy born-again Christians in the USA will plunge us all into a Third World War.

"We are going on a Crusade" - Immediately after the WTC tragedy, George W Bush was instinctively preaching a global moral crusade against the dark forces of evil. (It was quickly explained to him that that particular word was not considered so positively by Arabs and Muslims.)

Surely the fact that Professor Stephen Hawking went to see the Pope must make alarm bells ring with you? Hawking worships in an Anglo-Catholic Church. I found this out by ringing his Cambridge College just after he returned from his visit to the Pope. I asked the lady who answered the phone if it was true that Prof. Stephen Hawking is a Roman Catholic. She told me that the Dean was in the office at that moment and she would ask him. When she came back she answered, "No, Prof. Hawking worships in an Anglo-Catholic Church."

In the VIP lounge at the airport Hawking was asked by a reporter what the Pope said to him. Hawking answered,

"I don't care what you do in science, just as long as you never encroach on my subject, life after death."

Hence the Royal Society pact with the priests never to look into life after death. This pact dates from the 17th century and it is still in force.

We are all being taken for a terrible ride.

There is another very important point that we must stress: There are indeed many good people within the Church who back the former Bishop of Durham, Dr. David Jenkins, to the hilt. Unfortunately, this is not reflected at the top. This is where the corruption everywhere is, right at the top, not at grass roots level.

Discoveries in Subatomic Physics Completely Vindicate the Bishop of Durham - an article by Michael Roll about Dr David Jenkins

Let's point to one man who could put a stop to all this terrible religious hatred throughout the world - none other than the former Archbishop of York - Dr. John Habgood, who has a first class honours degree in physics from Cambridge University. Dr. Habgood recently made the statement:

"Nothing separates from the dead physical body."

In other words, he claimed that we do not possess a soul, that the life force that drives the physical body on Earth does not carry on in the invisible part of the universe.

By saying this, Dr. Habgood has put his whole weight behind orthodox materialistic science. This does indeed represent a radical change of position. In 1983, he wrote:

"I am sure you will be pleased to learn that many Christians are taking psychic phenomena more seriously than was once the case."

Psychic Phenomena - Letter from Dr John Habgood, Archbishop of York, to Michael Roll (December 12, 1983)

What could possibly have happened?

Surely this statement was not made to simply keep the old-boy network intact--the monopoly that the priests, with their materialist scientist allies like Prof. Stephen Hawking, enjoy on the vast and lucrative life after death industry?

The big question is: How is Dr. Habgood going to be able to look Crookes, Lodge, and their etheric army in the eye when his turn comes to "shuffle off this mortal coil"?

I would not care to be in the shoes of these obscurants for all the tea in China. I have taken part in repeatable experiments where I have physically met people from the etheric part of the universe. I have seen them make a nonsense of our known laws of physics. Thank goodness I am fighting on their side and not against them.

Michael Roll

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Philosophical Balance - E-mail to Hugh Thomas (February 28, 2004)

Discoveries in Subatomic Physics Completely Vindicate the Bishop of Durham - an article by Michael Roll about Dr David Jenkins

Psychic Phenomena - Letter from Dr John Habgood, Archbishop of York, to Michael Roll (December 12, 1983)

Bush says God chose him to lead his nation - An article by Paul Harris, published in The Observer (November 2, 2003)

A First-Hand Account of Materialisation Mediumship - Michael Roll describes an experiment he attended with the materialisation medium Rita Goold. This account was written in 1983, but was not accepted for publication until 1992.

 Upcoming Canadian Radio Broadcast [Posted: March 4, 2004]

Richard Syrett on MOJO Radio - Friday March 12/13, 2004 - Listen live on the Internet

Richard Syrett will be talking to Gwen Byrne

Canada (EST):
Friday, March 12 (11:30pm)

UK time (GMT):
Saturday, March 13 (4:30am)

Check the broadcast time in your time zone: greenwichmeantime.com

Queries: Contact the Webmaster


Following on from Michael Roll's recent broadcast with Richard Syrett, Gwen Byrne explained to listeners of MOJO Radio how she has been physically reunited with her "dead" son, Russell, during scores of repeatable experiments. Gwen Byrne has now been invited back to let listeners hear this English opera singer performing a duet with Russell. Also, another tape will be played where Gwen sings a duet with an etheric opera singer.

Gwen does not have the same freedom to tell her story on mainstream media outlets in England as the American magician James Randi does to present the case for oblivion after death. This is not really surprising in a country where the Church and the state are still established and orthodox scientific teaching starts from the base that death is the end of everything - that the mind and brain are the same.

Gwen Byrne and qualified British scientists who start from the base that we all survive the death of our physical bodies - that the mind and brain are separate - are not allowed to even present a balance!


"There is one thing more powerful than all the armies in the world, and that's an idea whose time has come." - Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

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"Russell" - Gwen Byrne's account of being reunited with her "dead" son (1994)

A First-Hand Account of Materialisation Mediumship - Michael Roll describes an experiment he attended with the materialisation medium Rita Goold. This account was written in 1983, but was not accepted for publication until 1992.

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Richard Syrett on MOJO Radio - www.mojoradio.com

 Tom Harrison on the Jeff Rense Talk Radio Network across the USA [Posted: February 24, 2004; Updated February 25, 2004]

For three hours, Tom Harrison, a Dunkirk and D-Day veteran, told how hundreds of people had been physically reunited with their "dead" loved ones via the mediumship of his mother, Minnie Harrison, over a period of eight years.

The incredible comfort that this proof of survival is giving to millions is initially down to just one person, Audrey Bartlett from the Midlands. Audrey wrote to the BBC producer Chris Eldon Lee and as a result Tom's story was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Christmas Eve 2003 and was repeated on New Year's Day. This was then taken up by the journalist David Haith who introduced Tom to the American broadcaster Jeff Rense.

Not even the combined weight of the religious and scientific establishments will be able to block the experimental proof of survival after death from reaching people across the world, especially now that we possess the mathematical backup to support such revolutionary experiments.

We have all lost loved ones and we are all going to die. Therefore the scientific proof of survival after death belongs to every man, woman and child on Earth. Leaving our physical bodies is the start of a very exciting adventure.


Jeff Rense Program: www.rense.com - Listen to the broadcast from the Rense Program archives (February 24, 2004)

Thomas Harrison - My Mother Was A Medium

On February 24, the American broadcaster Jeff Rense will be talking to Tom Harrison, son of the medium Minnie Harrison.

Pacific time:
February 24 (7-10pm)

UK time (GMT):
February 25 (3-6am)

Check the broadcast time in your time zone: greenwichmeantime.com


"There is one thing more powerful than all the armies in the world, and that's an idea whose time has come." - Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

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Interesting Programme on BBC Radio 4 (December 24, 2003)

"Christmas Spirits" - Expert does not attack survival after death on the BBC!

On December 24, 2003, BBC Radio 4 featured a factual report of experiments that were carried out with a materialisation medium called Minnie Harrison in the 1940s and 50s.

The Jeff Rense Program - Survival After Death as a Branch of Physics

Broadcast on March 18, 2003, Michael Roll, Prof. Peter Wadhams, and John Samson discussed photographs of materialisation phenomena taken by Sir William Crookes and others.

A Rational Scientific Explanation for So-called Psychic Phenomena - by Michael Roll

Alan Pemberton's Video - The Science of Eternity (1 hour, 1994) - New Scientific and Personal Evidence that the Subject of Life After Death is a Branch of Physics. Tom Harrison covers what was said on BBC Radio 4' "Christmas Spirits" (broadcast in December 2003); Gwen and Alf Byrne tell how they have physically met their "dead" son Russell on many occasions; Ronald Pearson talked about the scientific backup.

Related material on other sites:
 
The Jeff Rense Program

  The Jeff Rense Program

The Jeff Rense Program website features a selection of articles and correspondence by Michael Roll: "Life After Death"

Minnie Harrison - A Middlesbrough Family Home Circle

 Arthur Findlay Awareness Time [Posted: February 2, 2004]

"Sceptics were not invited to perform a hatchet job"

Thanks I am sure to Peter Wakeham starting The Arthur Findlay Society, Psychic News (January 24, 2004) featured my report of the secular scientific backup for the experiments that were carried out with the materialisation medium Minnie Harrison.

Psychic News reported that this was featured without the usual hatchet job from "sceptical" psychologists masquerading as experts on the subject of life after death on BBC Radio 4 on Christmas Eve (repeated on New Year's Day).

Psychic News even published the websites that put forward the scientific proof of survival after death - the experimental proof of survival - a separate mind and brain - together with the mathematical backup:

www.cfpf.org.uk

www.survivalafterdeath.org

We can only hope that this will now spread to other media outlets throughout the world, and not just be featured on the website of Jeff Rense, the brave US broadcaster.

The secular scientific proof of survival after death also proves that the model of the universe that is being presented by cosmologists is incorrect.

Once this hits mainstream media outlets, the scientific textbooks will have to be rewritten, and the "holy men" will be made redundant. Public opinion will make sure of this.

Please pass this information on to as many people as possible for them to accept or reject as the case may be.

Michael Roll

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The Arthur Findlay Society

Interesting Programme on BBC Radio 4 (December 24, 2003)

"Christmas Spirits" - Expert does not attack survival after death on the BBC!

On December 24, 2003, BBC Radio 4 featured a factual report of experiments that were carried out with a materialisation medium called Minnie Harrison in the 1940s and 50s.

The Jeff Rense Program - Thomas Glendenning Hamilton

On November 25, 2003, Michael Roll spoke on The Jeff Rense Program. Focusing on materialisation photographs taken by Canadian researcher, Thomas Glendenning Hamilton, this broadcast covered many aspects of scientific research into materialisation phenomena.

This was Michael Roll's sixth broadcast with Jeff Rense. To listen to the full broadcast, visit the Jeff Rense Program archives at: www.rense.com

Bush Primed by Evangelicals for Armageddon Scenario

"Do you think President Bush, a Christian man, believes or knows he's involved with prophetic events concerning the Middle East and the final battle between good and evil?"

A First-Hand Account of Materialisation Mediumship - Michael Roll describes an experiment he attended with the materialisation medium Rita Goold. This account was written in 1983, but was not accepted for publication until 1992.

Related material on other sites:
 

The Jeff Rense Program website features a selection of articles and correspondence by Michael Roll: "Life After Death"

 Whatever Happened to Professor Archie Roy? [Posted: January 23, 2004]

To Professor Archie Roy (Astrophysics, Glasgow University and former President of the Society for Psychical Research)

A visitor to www.cfpf.org.uk writes:

"Just read Oliver Lodge's article The Mode Of Future Existence. It's a marvellous piece of writing - no doubt it's total anathema to both the clergy and the materialist scientists! It's the kind of article I could read and re-read, always getting something new out of it to think about."

This is the reaction from everyone who reads Sir Oliver Lodge's article The Mode Of Future Existence where this great scientist links the study of life after death with the scientific discipline of subatomic physics - the study of the invisible part of the universe.

It's outrageous that the only way people can read this article is through this website.

Now that BBC Radio 4 has broadcast a factual report of experiments that were carried out with the materialisation medium Minnie Harrison, will you now back Michael Roll's Rita Goold Report?

Archie Roy and Michael Roll have both taken part in the same experiment and witnessed six recently deceased people fully materialising every time the medium Rita Goold gave a demonstration. They have both met Pat and Barry Jeffery and Gwen and Alf Byrne - parents who have been physically reunited with their "dead" children in hundreds of repeatable experiments.

There are now two schools of scientific thought:

We do survive the death of our physical bodies

We don't survive the death of our physical bodies

The tragedy is that only the scientific case against survival is being presented to the public.

This just can't be right.

Archie Roy, please help to balance this one-sided propaganda.

Related material on this site:
 

Interesting Programme on BBC Radio 4 (December 24, 2003)

"Christmas Spirits" - Expert does not attack survival after death on the BBC!

On December 24, 2003, BBC Radio 4 featured a factual report of experiments that were carried out with a materialisation medium called Minnie Harrison in the 1940s and 50s.

A First-Hand Account of Materialisation Mediumship - Michael Roll describes an experiment he attended with the materialisation medium Rita Goold. This account was written in 1983, but was not accepted for publication until 1992.

Scientific Proof - Letter from Prof. Archie Roy to Michael Roll (May 9, 1983)

Recording the proof of survival - Letter from Prof. Archie Roy to Michael Roll (August 22, 1983)

"Russell" - Gwen Byrne's account of being reunited with her "dead" son (1994)

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www.arthur-findlay.com - The Arthur Findlay website

 Fascinating Revelations on TV [Posted: January 16, 2004]

"Robert Hooke: Victim of Genius" BBC2 Television (January 12, 2004 - 23:20)

This superb documentary told the truth about the appalling hatred, jealousy, and corruption within the scientific community. This was at the time of Sir Isaac Newton. It is much worse today!

Robert Hooke was the Ronald Pearson of his day. He was crucified for telling the truth, ironically by Sir Isaac Newton! Hooke, for example, said that light travels like a wave, which Newton rubbished.

The orthodox scientific model of the universe is desperately wrong. This is because they have failed to do what Ronald Pearson has done - start all calculations by recognising that the etheric world is the source of all energy.

The only way forward for scientific teaching is to do the biggest u-turn in history and follow Ron Pearson's lead. He needs support - not opposition - for his theory from brilliant mathematicians. Any genuine scientists - seekers after truth - should be beating a path to Pearson's door. As it is, only Prof. Peter Wadhams has had the courage to offer Ron any support - they broadcast together on the Jeff Rense Radio programme.

"Intellectual capacity is no guarantee against being dead wrong." (Carl Sagan)

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Updating Newton - by Ronald Pearson

"Consciousness as a Sub-quantum Phenomenon" - Ronald Pearson's paper

Published in the journal Frontier Perspectives, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Volume 6. No. 2, Spring/Summer 1997 (pp70-78). ISSN: 1062-4767

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ROBERT HOOKE: VICTIM OF GENIUS BBC TWO Monday 12 January 2004 11.20pm-12.20am

Commemorating the 300th anniversary of Robert Hooke's death, BBC Four unravels the remarkable man who at his peak was more famous than Isaac Newton.

(...)

Interview

BBC Four: Most people, if they've heard of Hooke at all, will remember his law about springs, and know little more.

Chris Mitchell: Which we downplay. It's not the most exciting thing about the man.

BBC Four: So which aspects of his life do you find most compelling?

Chris Mitchell: The fact that he had to do it for himself. He had no natural advantages except his wits. He was somebody who invented himself. He was not a gentleman but he lived at a time when only gentlemen did this kind of thing. The kind of people who were members of the Royal Society were wealthy amateurs, they were not people like Hooke. One of the aspects of his life that I found most fascinating was that he was the first professional research scientist. He created that role. He was the first person who lived by doing experiments, inventing instruments and inventing methods to crack open nature. There was no social precedent for people to do this kind of stuff.

BBC Four: The title Victim of Genius implies that he was almost too talented and his interests were too broad.

Chris Mitchell: That's absolutely true but he is also the victim of Newton's greater genius. The biography that was published last year is called The Man Who Knew Too Much. That was Hooke's problem. He spread himself so thinly. The difficulty we have now is in making sense of somebody who did all these different things; who was an inventor, who was a scientist, who was an architect, who was a draughtsman. That's an amazing range of things and he really ought to be better known. There is major historical injustice here.

BBC Four: Is that Isaac Newton's fault?

Chris Mitchell: Newton and his followers. We're not knocking Newton in terms of his achievements; Newton was a supreme genius. Maybe we're knocking him in terms of his behaviour. Nobody takes away from Newton's achievement, it was massive and awe inspiring. But he didn't want to share credit. He and Hooke were extremely prickly characters, Hooke especially as he got older. They rubbed each other up completely the wrong way. Hooke was super sensitive about not getting the credit that was due to him and Newton didn't want to share anything.

(...)

Robert Hooke, Natural Philosopher By Rod Beavon - BBCi History

Although a portrait of Robert Hooke was seen at the Royal Society in 1710, none exists now apart from the memorial window at St Helen's Bishopsgate, which is merely a formulaic portrait. The absence of image is also figuratively true - Hooke has been unjustly obscured by his contemporaries.

Robert Hooke (1635-1703) - natural philosopher, inventor, architect...

Robert Hooke is one of the most neglected natural philosophers of all time. The inventor of, amongst other things, the iris diaphragm in cameras, the universal joint used in motor vehicles, the balance wheel in a watch, the originator of the word 'cell' in biology, he was Surveyor of the City of London after the Great Fire of 1666, architect, experimenter, worked in astronomy - yet is known mostly for Hooke's Law. He fell out with Newton, and certainly had a difficult temperament. He deserves more from History than he received in his lifetime.

On November 3, 2001, Ron Pearson and Michael Roll were joined on the Jeff Rense Program by the Cambridge physicist Professor Peter Wadhams. This broadcast was archived online, but the archives were stolen: www.rense.com

 An Etheric Philosopher Praises Thomas Paine [Posted: January 1, 2004]

Silver Birch spoke via his medium Maurice Barbanell (1902-1981), who was a great friend of the Scottish philosopher Arthur Findlay. Arthur Findlay is now under the same attack that Thomas Paine had to endure in the 1700s. Their only "crime" was to warn people of the dangers of dabbling in priestcraft - taking any notice of what priests, mullahs, rabbis and ministers of religion are trying to pump into gullible people.

"The 'villains' of yesterday become the heroes of today."

said Silver Birch, when in 1937 he referred to the bicentenary of the birth of the great English philosopher Thomas Paine:

"This is the day that your world of matter pays tribute to one who, though he did not realise it, was filled with the power of the spirit, and who strove in his own day to uplift those who were oppressed and crushed, who struggled to raise the weak and the fallen, who fought against all injustice, and strove to teach man his rightful heritage.

Those who were in high places fought against this one man, but, because the power of the spirit moved him, that which he did triumphed over all the difficulties of your world. Though he was despised in his day, though he was rejected and persecuted, his work lives on.

I ask you to learn the lesson of that, for the work you do today is the continuation of that same labour. Though you are obstructed, though you meet with hostility and opposition, it is the same truth that you seek to express. You may not gain recognition from those who should be your allies in the great fight for spiritual and material freedom, but your work will live on because that work is stamped with the seal of divine approval.

For that holy and sacred task we need all people of good will, for we recognise no earthly leaders and do not distinguish between class or nation, race or colour, religion or lack of it. We only see the works, the service, the efforts made to uplift, to help and to succour.

That is the great lesson to learn on this day, when tribute is paid in your world and in mine to one inspired man, Thomas Paine. Your world thinks only of his service in the past. We recognise that a soul which was filled with the burning zeal to labour for his fellows has not become extinguished, but that since his passing to my world he has continued to render service, and still continues to give service, using all his power to aid wherever he can those who strive to improve the lot of the children of the Great Spirit.

Yours is a strange world. The villains of yesterday become the heroes of today - and often your heroes of today are the villains of tomorrow. Those who are despised in your generation will be eulogized in the generations to come.

How narrow is the view of those who call themselves religious! They construct round their religion a thick wall of creeds, and refuse to permit any but those who agree with them to come into their little walled sanctuary. They say, "Outside the wall are those who are the Atheists. Inside are the elect, the religious ones, those who believe as we do."

But the real man of religion is the one who strives to uplift his fellows, who sees only a wrong to be righted, barriers to be crushed, ignorance to be driven out, hunger to be abolished, slums that must be uprooted. He is the real man of religion, for there is no way of religion except that a man shall lay down his life in the service of humanity.

I tell you always the same things. I can only give you in a few simple words the spiritual truths that you should know by now. There is nothing new to add to spiritual truth. All that is necessary is that those who dwell in your world should so allow their spiritual natures to function that they will be able to receive more readily the power of the spirit - which, too often, they deny."

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The Most Valuable Englishman Ever - Michael Roll's article about Thomas Paine (1736-1809)
This outstanding tribute to Thomas Paine - "The Most Valuable Englishman Ever" - is taken from Arthur Findlay's suppressed history of humanity, "The Curse of Ignorance".

Kenneth Griffith's documentary on Thomas Paine - The Most Valuable Englishman Ever. Somehow, this documentary crept past the BBC censors and was broadcast in 1982. All requests to the BBC for a repeat have so far been ignored.

The Scientific Proof of Survival After Death Belongs to Every Person on Earth - E-mail from Michael Roll to Gary Schwartz (May 1, 2003)

The subject of survival after death has been hijacked by religionists - E-mail from Michael Roll to John Turner (March 15, 2003)

Arthur Findlay - E-mail to Lyn G de Swarte (February 28, 2003)

The Curse of Ignorance by Arthur Findlay (1947), published in two volumes, and details of some of Findlay's other works.

This is the true history of mankind, totally different to the pack of lies taught in a country where the Church and state are established. This passage sums up just how badly the British people have been deceived:

"Such, however, is still [the Church's] influence that this book, which tells the story of the past honestly and fearlessly, will be kept out of our schools and universities by the authorities, and consequently, only in later life will those with enquiring minds discover the truth."

Findlay finishes with a call to the people of the world to throw off the shackles of priestcraft, to make a choice between two paths:

"One is the Secular way (non religious) and the other is the Theological (religious); one is the Democratic and the other the Despotic; one is the sane and the other the insane."

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