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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:04 AM

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Tammy A. Branom: The Shining Ones.  Ancient astronauts?  Extraterrestrials?  Although I think the ideas are interesting, I find it difficult to believe life from afar came here and/or is still visiting us, keeping an eye on our progress, so to speak.  I feel that the universe--even our galaxy--is too immense and any signals of our meager existence too diminutive for otherworldly beings to find us.  However, I do believe entities from our own world, be it extra or ultra dimensional, are a more logical explanation as the culprits.  Moreover, as Einstein postulated, time exists, past, present, future, ALL the time, not just moment to moment, as we perceive it.  With that in mind, if someone (or a group) had the knowledge to do so, time could be traversed.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:35 AM

Inter-dimensional beings has always made more sense to me than extraterrestrials for a great many of the reasons possited in the article.  The fact is, there is no evidence that either are real, I just feel the former is more plausible.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:33 AM

View PostlibstaK, on 05 January 2012 - 11:35 AM, said:

Inter-dimensional beings has always made more sense to me than extraterrestrials for a great many of the reasons possited in the article.  The fact is, there is no evidence that either are real, I just feel the former is more plausible.


Having looked into the subject with great interest over the years, I have found the exact opposite to be true: there is a great deal of evidence that shows we share our world, our universe, and for some people - their very lives - with entities from - god knows where. Right here probably. All around us. And not just from recent times either, but likely throughout our whole history and beyond. No doubt about it at all. :alien:




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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:03 PM

View PostDevice, on 09 January 2012 - 11:33 AM, said:

Having looked into the subject with great interest over the years, I have found the exact opposite to be true: there is a great deal of evidence that shows we share our world, our universe, and for some people - their very lives - with entities from - god knows where. Right here probably. All around us. And not just from recent times either, but likely throughout our whole history and beyond. No doubt about it at all. :alien:

If you are thinking of Djinn, angels, demons, ghosts,  elfs and leprechauns :devil:  (ok not the elfs and leprechauns so much) just to name a few, yeah history is filled with anecdotal evidence/stories of meetings between us and such things.  But alas, like aliens there is just no proof right now outside of each individuals personal experiences if they have them. Although the sheer volume of such sightings does suggest we should be looking for evidence of what and who they really are IMO - as I said no evidence but certainly more plausible than extraterrestrial variety aliens.

Edited by libstaK, 09 January 2012 - 12:04 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:41 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 09 January 2012 - 12:03 PM, said:

If you are thinking of Djinn, angels, demons, ghosts,  elfs and leprechauns :devil:  (ok not the elfs and leprechauns so much) just to name a few, yeah history is filled with anecdotal evidence/stories of meetings between us and such things.  But alas, like aliens there is just no proof right now outside of each individuals personal experiences if they have them. Although the sheer volume of such sightings does suggest we should be looking for evidence of what and who they really are IMO - as I said no evidence but certainly more plausible than extraterrestrial variety aliens.


I'm talking about...oh nevermind. You're just waiting for a scientist to make up your mind for you. To tell you what to think. As I've said the evidence is great and conclusions can be drawn from it if you have a dicerning mind.




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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

View PostDevice, on 09 January 2012 - 12:41 PM, said:

I'm talking about...oh nevermind. You're just waiting for a scientist to make up your mind for you. To tell you what to think. As I've said the evidence is great and conclusions can be drawn from it if you have a dicerning mind.

lol, perception is everything I suppose but yes I am waiting for science to tell me that what is out there is of a particular nature - because I just don't know otherwise, although I can surmise and take an educated guess, without the direct experience or scientific evidence I would be easily fooled I think - actually even with direct experience the risk of being fooled remains due to perception.

A discerning mind - a mind that intuits via faculty of reasoning? I think we have blinkers and blinders on aplenty but having grown up with them do we really have the reasoning power to comprehend all "the other world/s" within our world or is our reasoning always going to lock us into a certain perception based on the personality that was grown and shaped by our upbringing and cultural background?

I guess I am circumspect because I have seen alot of what limits me from seeing the truth while I have been looking for it nonetheless.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:08 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 09 January 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:

lol, perception is everything I suppose but yes I am waiting for science to tell me that what is out there is of a particular nature - because I just don't know otherwise, although I can surmise and take an educated guess, without the direct experience or scientific evidence I would be easily fooled I think - actually even with direct experience the risk of being fooled remains due to perception.

A discerning mind - a mind that intuits via faculty of reasoning? I think we have blinkers and blinders on aplenty but having grown up with them do we really have the reasoning power to comprehend all "the other world/s" within our world or is our reasoning always going to lock us into a certain perception based on the personality that was grown and shaped by our upbringing and cultural background?

I guess I am circumspect because I have seen alot of what limits me from seeing the truth while I have been looking for it nonetheless.


Ok, I appreciate what you are saying. But I wouldn't wait around for science to take the initiative. They're too scared to break out of the little paradigms they've created for themselves.
I think people make it too complicated. What you're asking are valid questions but in the end what I hear you saying is 'maybe I can't trust my own mind because of this and that'. But I think you can trust it and I think some people can be trusted too. People who have experienced the impossible - these other 'worlds'. Seen it, touched it, heard it, smelled it, tasted it. And there are so many. And some of them have been scientists themselves. [and they're not all on the old 'Bob Marley' either]
For me, through reason and even my own experiences, and through just looking into it myself, I have no doubt that this world is far, far from being fully understood. A lot of scientists would agree with that.
And it's far richer than we think too.




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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:16 PM

It's all in the mind...... imo....

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:42 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 05 January 2012 - 11:35 AM, said:

Inter-dimensional beings has always made more sense to me than extraterrestrials for a great many of the reasons possited in the article.  The fact is, there is no evidence that either are real, I just feel the former is more plausible.

I saw one once and not just me either, but my friend with me too.  We still to this day just look at each other and say WHAT WAS THAT?  I had been putting off shelling out the money to get my brakes done on my car, way overdue too, so we were leaving to go out for the night and down the road, and it was just getting dark out, but down the road not far from my home, there was a woman there in a full length white gown and her hair was all white, like waist length, and she was just standing at the edge of the road, staring out into it, like at first we thought she may have been looking for a dog or something, but she didn't look human, she was just as they call it, "shining", kind of like a glowy.  We forever called her the ghosty lady and after we had driven past her, we looked at each other and went, what the hell?  She didn't look human really, that light and the hair and the full length gown in Texas, not likely.  Anyway, later that night, just as I pulled into my driveway, the brakes on my car totally went out, I about ran into the gate but the car coasted to a stop just in time.  We always wondered maybe if that sighting and that good luck had something to do with each other, but it's one of those mysteries I'll never know I guess, but it's like I still scratch my head and wonder if I really, really saw that, it was that strange.  If I were by myself, I'd probably start to think I dreamed it or overreacted, but it wasn't just me, so very bizarre.  I always kick myself that I didn't stop the car that night and get out to see her.  Whenever I hear this..shining ones, it's just exactly how I would describe that lady.   :alien:  :innocent:

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:35 AM

View PostChloeB, on 10 January 2012 - 07:42 PM, said:

I saw one once and not just me either, but my friend with me too.  We still to this day just look at each other and say WHAT WAS THAT?  I had been putting off shelling out the money to get my brakes done on my car, way overdue too, so we were leaving to go out for the night and down the road, and it was just getting dark out, but down the road not far from my home, there was a woman there in a full length white gown and her hair was all white, like waist length, and she was just standing at the edge of the road, staring out into it, like at first we thought she may have been looking for a dog or something, but she didn't look human, she was just as they call it, "shining", kind of like a glowy.  We forever called her the ghosty lady and after we had driven past her, we looked at each other and went, what the hell?  She didn't look human really, that light and the hair and the full length gown in Texas, not likely.  Anyway, later that night, just as I pulled into my driveway, the brakes on my car totally went out, I about ran into the gate but the car coasted to a stop just in time.  We always wondered maybe if that sighting and that good luck had something to do with each other, but it's one of those mysteries I'll never know I guess, but it's like I still scratch my head and wonder if I really, really saw that, it was that strange.  If I were by myself, I'd probably start to think I dreamed it or overreacted, but it wasn't just me, so very bizarre.  I always kick myself that I didn't stop the car that night and get out to see her.  Whenever I hear this..shining ones, it's just exactly how I would describe that lady.   :alien:  :innocent:
I think Device would appreciate the reference and it is well worthwhile retelling, its a great account. What is interesting is that you have connected it with the incident of the failing brakes - they could have been two separate incidents that occurred  by chance on the same day too - by making that relationship you may be missing a piece of the puzzle just as easily as having made an explanation of the puzzle and its reasons.

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If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies?
In you is hidden the treasure of treasures, Oh man, know thyself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods."

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:21 PM

The author continually says things like "...according to the texts..." and "...the ancient texts say..."  without ever listing these texts.

She also states "From what I gather, the Shining Ones are referred to in (albeit in limited places) Egyptian passages, Pagan beliefs, the Christian bible, Greek writings, and Sumerian tablets."

What she gathers?  WTF?  Might as well say "The shining ones, from what my earlobe told me,..."

Sources please.

This is a complete load of bunk.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:08 AM

View PostHarte, on 11 January 2012 - 09:21 PM, said:

The author continually says things like "...according to the texts..." and "...the ancient texts say..."  without ever listing these texts.

She also states "From what I gather, the Shining Ones are referred to in (albeit in limited places) Egyptian passages, Pagan beliefs, the Christian bible, Greek writings, and Sumerian tablets."

What she gathers?  WTF?  Might as well say "The shining ones, from what my earlobe told me,..."

Sources please.

This is a complete load of bunk.

Harte

Yeah well, Mr. Harte...to steal from ShadowSot, the UM bot does not exactly reflect stellar thinking with respect to the essays posted. Anybody with even the smallest inkling of critical thinking abilities sprinkled with some common sense would recognize the referencing of "experts" without actual referencing for what it was - a load of bunk.

Sorry, just had to add to your otherwise eloquently expressed post.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:33 AM

View PostHarte, on 11 January 2012 - 09:21 PM, said:

The author continually says things like "...according to the texts..." and "...the ancient texts say..."  without ever listing these texts.

She also states "From what I gather, the Shining Ones are referred to in (albeit in limited places) Egyptian passages, Pagan beliefs, the Christian bible, Greek writings, and Sumerian tablets."

What she gathers?  WTF?  Might as well say "The shining ones, from what my earlobe told me,..."

Sources please.

This is a complete load of bunk.

Harte



Even if sources were referenced, I think you would probably have something negative to say about that as well.  What is so bunk?  Or, is that just what you want to say because references weren't included?  I believe, if you read again, what the author is saying by "From what I gather," means "From what I've read and concluded" by reading references to shining ones in various materials.  Jeez.  If UM columns as so beneath you, why read them anyway?


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:41 AM

View Postbadeskov, on 12 January 2012 - 05:08 AM, said:

Yeah well, Mr. Harte...to steal from ShadowSot, the UM bot does not exactly reflect stellar thinking with respect to the essays posted. Anybody with even the smallest inkling of critical thinking abilities sprinkled with some common sense would recognize the referencing of "experts" without actual referencing for what it was - a load of bunk.

Sorry, just had to add to your otherwise eloquently expressed post.

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My response to you will be the same question I posed to Mr. Harte.  If UM columns (and apparently the writers of such, judging by what you said), are so beneath your own "stellar thinking," then why "lower" yourself to read them anyway?  Perhaps you should move on to more heavily reference reading materials than unexplained phenomena and the paranormal can offer you.


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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:22 PM

View Postcurseofhe44, on 16 January 2012 - 03:41 AM, said:

My response to you will be the same question I posed to Mr. Harte.  If UM columns (and apparently the writers of such, judging by what you said), are so beneath your own "stellar thinking," then why "lower" yourself to read them anyway?  Perhaps you should move on to more heavily reference reading materials than unexplained phenomena and the paranormal can offer you.

Short answer - to respond to the proliferation of total crap on the internet, in general.

Specifically, to help people like yourself.

You'd do well to abandon your strategy of telling people what not to read or do.

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