Posts by WH

  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    It just so happens that I know a little about Titan and went so far as to name my personal services company after it in a moment of levity. Unfortunately, the company had to be wound up following a series of events that have inspired and informed my participation in this discussion.

    The turning point in my own approach to the occult came in the aftermath of a dinner with an old friend and his fiancee, a young broadcaster who had taken a job with a large Californian internet company. Shortly after our catch-up dinner I was poisoned and assaulted by a mutual friend as we dined following our attendance at a lecture on human rights in London. I then had what I’ll describe here as an overpowering premonition of the fact and cause of my friend’s fiancee’s impending death.

    Not then believing such a thing to be a reliable guide to the future, I thought no more about it until I was sent a link to an article in the New Zealand Herald that described my friend’s fiancee’s sudden death. My friend’s fiancee had developed a rare form of cancer at age 29 and had died within a month of diagnosis. It might go without saying given the circumstances, but the premonition had been completely accurate.

    It’s something I’ll remember and regret for the rest of my life.

    Don’t get involved in the occult.

    I’m not in any way joking about the real cause of the injuries suffered by Charles Krauthammer and Christopher Reeve. While I understand that such a claim can only be met with scepticism, if not outright incredulity, the force I am trying to describe to you is completely malevolent.

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  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    I've been thinking about a similar kind of problem. But back to your thing - do you have any ideas as to what's causing the occultation?

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    This is part of a Fox News interview with conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer that describes the 1972 accident that left him paralysed from the neck down.

    The Washington Post recently informed readers that Krauthammer has been diagnosed with cancer and is expected to pass away within the next few weeks. In a short note to readers, Krauthammer wrote:

    Lastly, I thank my colleagues, my readers, and my viewers, who have made my career possible and given consequence to my life’s work. I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.

    I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.

    May we all be able to say that we lived so well.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    Former Spanish and Barcelona midfielder Xavi has noted the unusual circumstances around Real Madrid’s winning of the 2018 Champions League:

    Real Madrid had everything in their favour: injured [Bayern Munich] players like Neymar, Robben, Boateng [WH: and first choice goalkeeper Neuer], the referees, the most important player in Liverpool who they hurt, the Bayern and Liverpool goalies who messed up. It looks like witchcraft.

    The first goalkeeping error Xavi is referring to came from Bayern Munich’s Sven Ulreich in the second leg of the semi-final:

    The second and third errors came from Liverpool’s Loris Karius in the final:

    Don’t get involved in the occult.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    This one goes to out to Lee from Huddersfield.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    This is an episode from Disappearing World inspired by Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard’s sociological study Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande (1937). You can access a PDF version of the book here.

    Witchcraft is having a moment. Don’t get involved in the occult.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: There's a lot…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    I had a friend who used to like to talk about the Kansas City shuffle. The thing you need to remember about this particular instance of the scam is that while Kansas City is in Missouri, Koch Industries is headquartered in Wichita. It’s a joke of a certain sort for a mark of a certain kind.

    http://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/875321478849363968

    http://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/865173176854204416

    http://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/983662953894436864

    Don’t get involved in witchcraft or the occult.

    They’re not planning to keep it a secret forever.

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    delve too far into finding out what being guillotined might feel like

    I’m not sure how to approach that. Have a look at the video if you’re interested in learning about people’s experiences of veridical perception. It indirectly addresses the point I think you’re making.

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  • Hard News: The next four years, in reply to steven crawford,

    I wouldn’t go as far as calling it scientific evidence though.

    Like many of the researchers in this field, Moody is a doctor, but the questions around how you collate personal experiences to create data are interesting ones. While Moody states that the information he’s collected isn’t offered as proof of a particular interpretation I think he’d say he’s collected important evidence.

    There are some patient accounts of veridical perception provided in the book. NDE patients often report seeing their body from above and have described conversations and events that took place while they were unconscious or clinically dead and have given their doctors detailed accounts of the medical procedures that were used to revive them.

    I’ve had a few near death experiences such as y’do at sea.
    So I’m keeping an open mind about the after life

    I think that’s a pretty sensible stance.

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