Book Review: Phenomena by Annie Jacobsen

Phenomena
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Zy Marquiez
April 26, 2017

Phenomena -The Secret History Of The U.S. Government’s Investigation’s Into Extrasensory Perception & Psychokinesis by Annie Jacobsen is an attempt to catalogue the “definitive history” of the Government’s research into a lot of the paranormal.

Despite the book giving many facts, the information itself isn’t as interesting, nor as incisive as they could be.  There are other books that take a much more fascinating and detailed approach than this one.

If you haven’t delved into this topic at all, this book does have some starting points.  But if you have reasonable experience researching this abstruse subject, then this is going to fall way below expectations.

For starters, the book could have been written in half the pages without Jacobson being so garrulous.  A sizeable amount of the additional information covered just wasn’t necessary.  Even if you grant that, the book still doesn’t cover many of the most important historical individuals nor events within this discipline.  A few glaring issues are the author merely a cursory glance at the work of Robert Monroe, Ingo Swann and Russell Targ’s work.  Also, highly suspicious is the fact that Edwin May, who is a crucial individual in this, is missing as well.  If that were it, that would be regrettable enough, but there’s more.

Despite Jacobson using a few hundred sources detailed in the “notes” section, she fails to use proper notation – using none at all! – within the book.  It is quite laborious trying to ascertain which footnotes in the back couple to the missing notation in the front.  It’s like trying to find a treasure with the entire treasure map having hundreds of x’s all over the place, and all you need is one.  If you WANT to delve into this book thoroughly and use this information for research, you would have to expend many hours trying to do what the author failed to do before.  Seeing as a plethora of sources were used by the author, why not be a professional and note where each one applies?

Apparently, the author’s other books were great, and I am willing to give this author another chance, but this book fails considerably.  It even recently became known to me that this book is being used for a TV series as well, which may or may not have influenced the author’s take on the phenomena.

Taking all into consideration, the inquisitive individual is far better off starting elsewhere on this subject.  There are quite a few books out there, one notable being Jim Marr’s Psi Spies, that should be a great starting point for anyone venturing into this subject.  Another researcher that’s been doing yeomen’s work into the field of consciousness and paranormal is Tom Campbell.  Campbell, who is a former physicist, worked with Robert Monroe in his nascent stages, and has been doing research into much of this for over 30 years.  Campbell has a few hundred youtube videos as well, some of which cover this very phenomenal as well.

For what it’s worth, while the author collates much curious data, the book just isn’t as keen as it could be, it’s not the “definitive history” that it was claimed to have and promoted to be, it’s far too garrulous for its own good, and doesn’t even do a decent job at undertaking proper footnotes.  Recommend readers to give this book a pass and begin elsewhere.

Make sure to do ample research because there are a LOT of avenues to follow within this entire topic, so be warned.

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, researcher, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, humanitarian, and freelance writer who studies and mirrors regularly subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

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Book Review: Cosmic War by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D.

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Zy Marquiez
August 18, 2016

Oxford educated researcher Dr. Joseph P. Farrell unleashes a reverberating hypothesis regarding ancient history whose echoes will be forever heard.

Cosmic War – Interplanetary Warfare, Modern Physics & Ancient Texts by Dr. Joseph P Farrell Ph.D. is an extremely intriguing incursion into the possibility of a very ancient war in high antiquity.

Dr. Farrell’s hypotheses of an Ancient Interplanetary War is argued in an in-depth, precise and reasonable approach.  The extensive evidence Farrell collates and synthesizes in this particular book will leave the reader aghast with the possibilities.

Intriguingly enough, many ancient cultures stated that the ‘Wars of the Gods’ were quite real.  Predictably, even though there’s extensive evidence for advanced physics, advanced weapons, ancient [millions and billions of year old artifacts found by reputable sources], the establishment has painted all over ancient history with the brush of ‘myth’.

Regarding this very issue, Jim Marrs in his book Our Occulted History, sets his cross hairs on this very issue:

“The term mythology stems from the Greek word mythos, simply meaning words or stories reflecting the basic values and attitudes of people.  In past ages, when the vast majority of humans were illiterate, easily understood parables were used to educate people about history, science, and technology.  During the Dark Ages, when most of people were taught that the Earth was flat, the word mythology was changed by the Roman Church to mean imaginative and fanciful tales veering far from truthfulness.  This small change in semantics has caused untold damage in current perceptions.”[1][Emphasis Added]

Ironically enough, there is starting to be more and more evidence of ‘myths’ now turning out to be fact.

As Chris Hardy Ph.D remarks in her poignant book DNA Of The Gods:

“…let’s remember that, before the discoveries of loads of ancient tablets written in the pictographic Sumerian language (Late Uruk period, fourth millennium BCE), the kingdom of Sumer was believed to be a mythWe had already discovered Akkad and deciphered Akkadian, and still archaeologists wouldn’t give credence to the numerous carved references, within historical dated records, to a line of kings whose title was “King of Sumer and Akkad“.[2][3][Emphasis Added]

Or how about the “myth” of Troy:

This myth collapsed in 1865 with archeologist Frank Calvet’s discovery of the historic ruins of not only one city of Troy but nine layers of it!  The city, whose siege is recounted in Homer’s Iliad, is only Troy VII, the seventh level underground, dating to the thirteenth century BCE.”[4][Emphasis Added]

And notwithstanding:

“…according to geologist Robert Schoch, who, in 1990, worked with the renowned pioneer Egyptologist John Anthony West, the vertical erosion of the Sphinx was due to heavy and extensive rainfall that happened in the region between 10,000 and 5,000 BCE, thus dating the Sphinx’s construction to at least 7,000 to 8,000 years ago ) according to Schoch’s conservative estimate).  What was the reaction of conventional archaeologists?  Here is one: Zahi Hawass, Director General of Giza, was asked in an interview on the PBS series NOVA if it was possible that a more ancient civilization might have built the pyramids and sculpted the Sphinx.  Hawass replied: “Of course it is not possible for one reason…No single artifact, no single inscription, or pottery, or anything has been found until now, in any place to predate the Egyptian civilization more than 5,000 years ago.”[4]

That last passage in particular showcases the inherent dogma that we as a society have had to deal with.

The gatekeepers, for many reasons, want to keep established history in a nice little box.  Fortunately, as anyone who has extensively research these topics know, there’s more than ample evidence that shows that at minimum history isn’t what we have been told.

In any case, Cosmic War covers wide ranging but pertinent topics such as Van Flandern’s exploded planet hypothesis, an analysis of plasma in relation to weapons that employ scalar physics, petroglyphs which show plasma instability glyphs that were recorded by ancient cultures, remnants of giants in ancient history, optical phase conjugation, the story of the ‘gods’ as related through ancient texts, pulsars, generational charts of the ‘gods’, the scarring of The Valles Mariners being possibly from a weapon, Iapetus and its hexagonal craters, and a LOT more.

The ramifications of this book abound, and filter in all aspects of our lives.  Dr. Farrell gives is more reasons [coupled with countless others in his other trenchant books] as to why we need to give history, particularly ancient history, a very long and thorough look.

In its totality, this book is a veritable fountain of information that is scholarly in precision, and thought-provoking in its ramifications.  This book is a must read for anyone interested in ancient history, ancient civilizations, and any of the topics there in.  There is more than enough information to make the reader curious about our past in more ways than they can really imagine.
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Sources & References:

[1] Jim Marrs, Our Occulted History, pg. 168.
[2] German businessman and archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann also played a role in early excavations of Troy.
[3] Chris Hardy Ph.D, DNA Of The Gods, pg. 11.
[4] Ibid., pg. 11.
[5] Ibid., pg. 11.

Book Review: The Medical Mafia – Dr. Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

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Zy Marquiez
August 9, 2016

There aren’t many doctors who have historically spoken out against the Medical Industrial Complex, but Dr. Guylaine Lanctot is one of them.  For that, she should be applauded greatly.

The Medical Mafia is not what the usual medical book will be like.  In that lies its strength.

Dr. Lanctot makes takes a multidimensional approach to show almost every corrupt level within the medical establishment, ranging from one side in the spectrum of disease, all the way to the level of individual healing is being controlled by the Medical Mafia.  This level would also entails corruption, how the A.M.A. doesn’t serve the health of the people, how Rockefeller interests took control of health in the earliest 20th century, as well as much more.

The author lays down the gauntlet against all components in the medical system that have served only to bleed people dry of money, health, while also maintain the status quo.  The author makes it a point to show why the medical structure is fraught with issues, and also outlines many ways individuals can take charge of their health once again.

For a book that’s a couple of decades old, this book is more important now than ever.  With preventable medical mistakes costing hundreds of thousands of lives and maiming hundreds of thousands more PER YEAR, it’s time for people to rethink their paradigm of disease we have acquiesced too.

The whole notion of a ‘Medical Mafia’ will stir some people the wrong way, but the enormous amount of evidence compiled in this book, as well as many other makes it undeniable.

As Dr. Lanctot notes within the book:

“In 1978, the Officer of Technology Assessment conducted a major study on scientific medicine and presented its results to Congress.  It concluded that 80% to 90% of treatments used in scientific medicine have not be proven by clinically-controlled studies.  In other words they were being used and taught extensively despite the fact that they were not scientifically proven.”[P173]

Furthermore:

“In 1985, the National Academy of Science repeated the same study.  With the same results.”[P173]

The book is so overloaded with truth, that Dr. Lanctot actually lost her license because of it.  Censorship knows no bounds unfortunately.

Within the land of profits over health, corruption reigns, and when one sounds the alarm on the system, there’s usually hell to pay.  Dr. Lanctot is not the only one either.

The extremely unique way the author tackles how the issue of corruption within the medical establishment takes place is quite notable.  The fact that the author also touched upon the history of medicine was quite refreshing as well.  The author touches upon not only the Flexner Report, but also the Declaration of Alma Ata.  Predictably speaking, Globalist Rockefeller interests are all over these issues.

Other topics discussed quite well by the author regard Cancer, Vaccines, as well AIDS.  These topics are addressed incisively and will leave the reader quite curious, if not downright furious about what’s taking place.

Most importantly though, the fact that Dr. Lanctot made it a point to take a detached, practical and reasonable approach to how individuals can take back their health makes the book quite exceptional.

As a bonus, the list of resources in the back is stellar!  There’s dozens of books from different topics that the reader might want to look into.  As an avid researcher, this was greatly appreciated.

This book is an absolute indispensable masterpiece within the field of health and is an essential tool to understanding how an individual can navigate within the current for-profit and not for-health medical system.

Book Review: The Mysterious Origins Of Hybrid Man by Susan B. Martinez Ph.D

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Zy Marquiez
August 8, 2016

The Mysterious Origins Of Hybrid Man by Susan B. Martinez Ph.D is a reasonable book that calls into question the conventional tenet of evolution.

Martinez carries out an extensive view into many of the myths that have been propounded regarding evolution, and buttresses her argument in a sound and cogent manner.

The fact that the author uses extensive references also helps quite a bit.

Although this book is quite interesting, it feels that it could have accomplished more because it seems the author takes a one dimensional view into analyzing certain evidence.

For instance, to argue her thesis the author argues that “little people” were quite common in the past.  There’s nothing wrong with this.  The problem arises from it getting more focus within her book than the topic of ‘giants’ in his ancient history.

There are reliable authors such as Michael Cremo, and others, who have come out showing evidence of there being skeletons of giants in ancient history, and it would have been more balanced if the author covered this part at length rather than giving it a cursory glance.

While the author at one point touches upon Cremo for an instant, she never even bothers delving into his magnum opus Forbidden Archeology, which is chock full of reliable archeological data that destroys the foundation of ancient history better than any other book out there.

The author does argue that much of civilization along the pacific, and even in part of the Americas stems from a mass migration after/during ancient Lemuria’s downfall.   That argument of hers, which is quite strong, has also been argued quite well given the evidence she showcases to argue that component of her thesis.

In totality, the book is a pretty good book, but it could have been far better if Martinez would have delved into other areas to look at all evidence available taking a multidimensional approach rather than view history through one lens.