“A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on the very real Brown Mountain Lights.
Locals have heard stories of lights in the sky over Brown Mountain
for over 800 years, dating back to the Cherokee and Catawba Indians.
Sighting of the lights are usually accompanied by disappearances, and
many have suspected they are UFOs.
While on a camping trip in the remote region, youngest son Riley,
sees mysterious lights in the night sky, which he is able to record on
his hand held video camera. Due to his autism, Riley uses a camera to
narrow in his view of the world which otherwise can overwhelm him, and
therefore documents his family’s vacation. The film is the recovered
footage from the boy’s camera.
After seeing these lights, the trip takes an ill fated turn.
Directed by Matty Beckerman and produced by Lawrence Bender
(Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction) and Mike Fleiss (Hostel, Texas
Chainsaw Massacre, The Bachelor), along with Beckerman himself and his
wife Cathy under their production shingle, BIGPICTURE.
It was written by Robert Lewis based on a story by Beckerman, and
Executive Produced by Exclusive Media’s Guy East and Alex Brunner (The
Woman In Black, Rush, The Quiet Ones).
We all know Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye are friends, but that
doesn’t mean they agree on everything. In our latest “How Tweet It Is”
segment, Neil talks about an angry tweet he sent about “artificial
borders” after a visit to the passport office.
Bill challenges Neil
about the validity of some of those borders, and then the two discuss
what a hypothetical alien visitor or Martian might be concerned with
when visiting our fair planet.
I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business.
I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone -
if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one
another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s
happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and
despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the
good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be
free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate,
has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed,
but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left
us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and
unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we
need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost....
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very
nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men - cries out
for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice
is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men,
women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture
and imprison innocent people.
To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is
now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear
the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators
die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people.
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. .....
Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you -
enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to
think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like
cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these
unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You
are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of
humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the
unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for
In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is
within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you!
You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power
to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life
free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all
unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a
chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security.
By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they
lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!
Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us
fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do
away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and
intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science
and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of
democracy, let us all unite!
Media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff asks the audience at PSFK 2015
to dispute the technological marketplace as it exists today. There’s a
role reversal that’s happening with our technologies that Rushkoff
argues render us more anti-social rather than enable us to be better
The current experience of delivering and receiving a live
presentation is radically different from that experience in the past.
When TED first originated, the speakers were not supposed to prepare
their ideas but rather operate on-the-fly. Adversely, an audience today
will type frantically from their computer screens, recording every word
or concept of a carefully curated speech.
Read more: http://www.psfk.com/2015/05/douglas-rushkoff-technology-antisocial-bad-for-society.html
A fan wants to how close an alien civilization would have to be to
discover Earth, using the same level of technology we have here.
Extraordinarily close, at least according to what guest host Bill Nye
the Science Guy learned in his astronomy class taught by Carl Sagan.
Enjoy this Cosmic Queries video clip featuring guest astronaut Mike
Massimino and co-host Eugene Mirman.
Before we had science to explain nature, magic fulfilled our need for
explanations. The first scene from the newly released Episode Three of
the experimental documentary series This is Not a Conspiracy Theory.
The dreamachine (or dream machine) is a stroboscopic flicker device that produces visual stimuli.
A dreamachine is "viewed" with the eyes closed: the pulsating light stimulates the optical nerve
and alters the brain's electrical oscillations. Users experience
increasingly bright, complex patterns of color behind their closed
eyelids. The patterns become shapes and symbols, swirling around, until
the user feels surrounded by colors. It is claimed that using a
dreamachine allows one to enter a hypnagogic state. This experience may sometimes be quite intense, but to escape from it, one needs only to open one's eyes.
A dreamachine may be dangerous for people with photosensitive epilepsy or other nervous disorders.
It is thought that one out of 10,000 adults will experience a seizure
while viewing the device; about twice as many children will have a
similar ill effect.
The Dream Machine is a device for altering the brainwave frequency of
the user and putting it into an alpha state, at which point it begins
generating waking, sober hallucinations and internal “movies,” on
The machine is simple: it’s a rotating cylinder with slats in the
sides and a light placed inside, that creates a flicker pattern as it
spins. The user of the Dream Machine sits in front of it with eyes
closed, and allows the precisely-calibrated flicker pattern to play over
their face, creating a strobe effect in the darkness behind their
eyelids. After a short period of adjustment, the user begins to
experience eidetic imagery, in the same way that one does just as
passing over the threshold between wakefulness and sleep. (Due to its
cylindrical nature and ability to generate internal movies, one might
call it the original YouTube.)
This remarkable and overlooked object was invented in the late 1950s by
artistic Renaissance man Brion Gysin and the electronics technician Ian
Sommerville. Gysin was expelled from the Surrealist Group by André
Breton at the age of 19; with the Dream Machine, he surpassed their
previous techniques for image generation. (An example of a prior method
is Salvador Dalí’s Paranoiac-Critical exercise, in which the artist
would fall asleep in an armchair while holding a rock in his hand and,
upon his fingers relaxing and the rock crashing to the ground and waking
him, would immediately record what he had just seen.) The Dream Machine
allowed for a convenient and immediate way to get at eidetic imagery
without having to go to sleep or take chemicals.
Burroughs wrote about Dream Machines extensively in his novels, where
he depicted them as a weapon for the freedom of consciousness in the
eternal war against Control. The author spoke highly of his friends’
invention, saying: “Subjects report dazzling lights of unearthly
brilliance and color… Elaborate geometric constructions of incredible
intricacy build up from multidimensional mosaic into living fireballs
like the mandalas of Eastern mysticism or resolve momentarily into
apparently individual images and powerfully dramatic scenes like
brightly colored dreams.”
The machine was officially unveiled in 1962, at the Louvre’s Museé
des Arts Decoratifs, to a fascinated public and press—but Gysin,
unsatisfied with a small art audience, dreamed of mass production. Along
with the cut-up method of text composition he had honed with Burroughs,
Gysin considered the Dream Machine his magical message to the world.
EEG activity shows oscillations at various frequencies, and
several of these oscillations have characteristic frequency ranges with
spatial distributions that are associated with different states of brain
functioning (e.g. concentrated focus, waking, hypnosis, ASC and
various sleep stages). Visions and fleeting inspirational ideas are the
most desirable side-effects, from a passive receptive state of mind,
similar to some forms of meditation.
"For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless
conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its
sphere of influence: on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion
instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on
guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has
conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a
tightly-knit, highly efficient machine that combines military,
diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried,
not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised."
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It's time for me to generate, A brand new sense of Self, To bring in my dreams and other things, To the planet I love so well. The
fun never stops on this planet! No sooner do we wrap up a 3 year
Uranus/Pluto square then we enter The Eclipse Season! This Friday, less
than an hour before the Equinox (Sun moves into Aries) we have a total
Solar Eclipse visible from northern Europe up to Iceland. Between now
and then the Moon moves through her balsamic phase into the Dark Moon
phase. These couple days are ideal for retreat, meditation, dreamwork
and inner work (and perhaps not much else haha!).
see the falling away of the past as a chaotic end we can surrender the
old, envision the new, and build ourselves up in preparation for
building it with our own two hands, ingenuity, and spirit guidance.
Don't be fraught with feelings of loss or confusion so much as trust in
plan, a design, a complexly woven tapestry that with practice we can
read. Once read, we align ourselves with the force of the future and
become the true co-creators we incarnated to be. Blessings on your