Ho Hum… just another week in the Rabbit Hole.
I’m sorry there is no new “chapterette” (as one reader called them – OK, so I’m not Tolstoy…) to post to the website this week. After the last two installments, after going a little deeper into Townsend Brown’s work and some of its cosmological underpinnings,
I’m really not sure which direction to turn next. I’ve been working with a couple of possibilities, but in the vacuum of a clear direction, I have — I am chastened to admit — allowed my focus to be diffused by a wide range of distractions that have come over my digital transom over the past week or so.
Consequently, I found myself inexplicably, frustratingly, unable to continue the main story. It’s not just that I’m stuck. It’s more that I’m totally overwhelmed. I need a break and yet I know that taking a break isn’t going to solve anything either. So instead of a “chapter” I’ve just decided to step out of the flow altogether and share a bit of perspective from down here in the rabbit hole.
The amount of input that is now being directed to my attention from myriad different angles is just staggering, and yes, at times I am staggered. The experience brings to mind something they teach you when you’re learning how to scuba dive. It’s called “breathing from a free-flowing regulator.” Let me describe the procedure and I think you’ll understand what I’ve been dealing with….
The Experience of Regulator Free Flow
Imagine you’re swimming around in about 60 feet of water, pleasantly communing with the fish and other wildlife. Remember that you’re breathing compressed air, and you can’t just suddenly swim to the surface if something goes haywire; if you do, the air in your lungs will expand and your lungs will explode — which would ruin your entire day if doesn’t actually kill you. So you have to surface very slowly and methodically. From sixty feet you have to give the ascent at least a minute, and better yet to spend about three additional
minutes suspended ten or fifteen feet below the surface to really purge all the compressed air out of your entire system before getting back on the boat.
Now imagine that something has gone haywire with your air regulator – that life-sustaining gizmo you put in your mouth so that you can
breathe pressurized air from the tank on your back. Instead of releasing the air only when you draw on the mouthpiece, your regulator has just gone into “free flow” mode and the air in your tank has just started pouring out of the mouthpiece in one continuous
flow. It’s a little like “drinking from a fire hose” but also very different: with the fire-hose, you can always turn your head away and stop drinking. You can always go a few minutes without a drink of water. But at 60 feet beneath the surface, you have no choice but to continue breathing — from a device that is suddenly gushing forth with a flood of free-flowing air.
I’ve only experienced regulator free flow as part of the diver certification training, so I have some idea what it’s like. You have to hold the mouthpiece just close enough to your lips that some of the air gets into your mouth without also causing your mouth to fill with water. The air is coming out of the mouthpiece very hard, in a staccato burst of bubbles, most of them rising the surface; the bubbling motion itself makes it very hard to keep your lips close to the air stream. And of course you have to do all this while slowly and calmly swimming your way to the surface — and keeping your fingers crossed that the rapidly draining air supply will last long enough to make a controlled ascent to the surface.
Get the picture? Well, that’s what it has felt like here for the past week: like I’m down in 60 feet of water and my regulator has just blown up. But I can’t toss the regulator aside and just swim to the surface. I can’t stop taking the air from the regulator because within that gush of free-flowing air is the oxygen I need to survive my ascent.
It’s A Lot to Digest
Here in the rabbit hole I’m calling “Parallel Universe,” there are a lot of subjects that have to be taken into consideration when researching the life of Townsend Brown. At times, the flow of information can seem like that rush of air from a broken regulator. This past week, that’s what it has seemed like. But just as I would need some of the air from that free-flowing regulator, I have to be very careful that I don’t do anything to completely shut off that flow of information, because somewhere in that flood of information I will surely find some kernel of very useful information that will give me a guidepost or a landmark or a theme that I need to advance the story that I’m writing.
Just to give you some idea of the things I’ve been contemplating over the course of the past week, here’s a “top ten” list of the
subjects that I have spend some time looking into, with links to some of the web sites that I’ve referred to as resources:
Himmler’s Crusade – Eventually we’ll get around to looking at the advanced technologies the Germans were allegedly developing during World War II. Were any of those ideas found in ancient Sanskrit texts recovered during an expedition to Tibet in 1938/39?
The Installation – does the terrain around the mysterious “Tugungska Explosion” in Russia suggest that there is some benevolent intelligence here on earth that protects humanity from cosmic cataclysm?
Joseph Campbell – when writing a story of potentially mythic proportions, it never hurts to revisit the master of the subject, the man who defined the archetypes of such mythic works as “Star Wars” and “The Matrix” (the first one, the good one) for a reminder of what we’re dealing with here.
PROMIS/INSLAW – I really don’t know what this has got to do with anything, but it came up, and… there it is.
Radioman – After months of failed attempts, I finally made contact this week with this individual, who may have unknowingly been a part of Brown’s espionage operations during WWII.
Nikolai Kozyrev and Divine Consciousness – Kozyrev, I believe, was Brown’s Russian counterpart, and if you’ve got any interest at all in the cosmology that bubbles beneath surface of this story, you’ll want read a little about this guy.
The Secret Life Plants – I’m not at all sure how/why this one came across my desk, but I took note of the mention because I know that Brown was involved in some kind of “electro-culture” experiments while he was living in Hawaii in the late 1940s. And remember that plants, too, are filled with “quantum foam”…
Heim Theory – I have it on excellent authority that Burkhart Heim was also some kind of colleague of Brown’s, so it’s worth paying some extra attention to his theories, which seem to be in vogue recently.
Michaelson Morley anomalies – one of the basic precepts of modern cosmology is that “there is no ether.” Yeah well, maybe… maybe not.
“c” is not ‘constant” – and Einstein took a diary full of doubts to his grave…
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How’s that for a tasty smorgasbord?
It’s a wonder I can keep my head on straight falling down this rabbit hole.
I hope readers will explore some of these links on their own, and share with the rest of us via the comment window below your thoughts and reactions to these diverse and authority-challenging ideas.
Science always thinks it has all the answers, but you don’t need to spend a whole lot of time rattling around in this material to see that there are just as many unanswered questions as there are answers. And for whatever reason, this Townsend Brown story seems to “touch ’em all.”
Just a typical week in the Parallel Universe.