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The IMU is proud to announce a ground-breaking course by Richard Dolan, one of the world’s leading UFO researchers and historians.
Richard is offering something never seen before in any academic setting, anywhere else in the world: a complete and fresh study of the entire UFO phenomenon.
Through a series of twelve riveting lectures, Richard provides up-to-date information and analysis relating to:
- The full history of UFOs, from ancient times to our own era, focusing on the most significant and instructive cases.
- The political issues, such as the how the U.S. government and military/intelligence community deal with UFOs. This includes the issue of whether some UFOs are made by “us” and what might be the true structure of secrecy.
- The philosophical and investigative problems brought about by UFOs, including how ordinary objects and events might fool us, and how they differ from “true UFOs.” Moreover, in an age of Internet, of Facebook and Youtube, when information practically overwhelms us, Richard discusses how to separate fact from fiction, legitimate issues from fear-mongering or fantasy-peddling.
- The science behind UFOs, from propulsion technologies to space travel to consciousness itself.
- The beings behind the phenomenon, whoever and whatever they are. Richard discusses the history and claims of contact, explores the nature of that contact, and asks pertinent questions about just who and what we are dealing with.
- A look into the future, especially focusing on such issues as “Disclosure.” Can UFO secrecy ever really end, and if so, what might a post-Disclosure world look like?
A year in the making, this course is truly special. If you have ever had an interest in exploring the UFO issue, you cannot get off to a better start than this course: an instant classic!
- What Are UFOs?
- Theories of Ancient Visitation.
- Into Modernity: Airships, Foo Fighters, and Flying Saucers: 1896 to 1969
- The Early Cover-Up, and those who fought it.
- Digging Deeper: The Breakaway Civilization.
- High Strangeness: UFOs from 1970 till 1990.
- UFOs from 1991-2012
- Contact and Abduction
- The Growth of Ufology, 1970s till today.
- Who Are They? What Are They? What Do They Want?
- Weird Science: Propulsion, Energy, Spacetime, and Consciousness.
- Into the Future, Into Ourselves.
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The International Metaphysical University, a metaphysical university offering a master’s degree in metaphysics, announces a price cut on all classes for a limited time. The savings will end on 21 December 2012, the same date marking the end of the Mayan calendar; thus, the end of the world to some believers.
“In light of the fact that the world is going to end on December 21st, we have decided to offer an “End of the World” special. We figure since money won’t matter much once the earth doesn’t exist anymore, you might as well reach enlightenment in the meantime!”, says IMU President Deborah Lindsey. Few things are more important than enlightenment at the moment of reckoning.”
The “End of the World” special offered by this metaphysical university is specifically designed in direct response to the results of a recent survey conducted on the International Metaphysical University website at http://www.intermetu.com. Over 80% of survey respondents indicated an interest in courses but could not afford the current cost of classes.
Lindsey adds, “The price has been reduced to its lowest price since moving to the master’s degree program. Students can now purchase classes for $350 instead of the regular $425, a $75 dollar savings on each course. Students who sign up for the entire degree save $900! Students can take up to 12 courses at this price and payment plans are available.”
The International Metaphysical University is an exceptional metaphysical university in that it actually offers a master’s degree in metaphysics and majors in fields such as consciousness studies, holistic health, intuitive arts, paranormal studies, shamanism, or ufology; all classes that are increasingly popular but not offered by the majority of colleges.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer of scientific research on meditation, describes the benefits of meditation practice on the mind, brain and body. One of the main points he discusses is how meditation actually makes changes in the brain structurally, in a process that is known in neuroscience as neuroplasticity.
Here are some excerpts from the video:
“Meditation can transform your life and be profoundly healing. And it does that by working on the entire organism–from your chromosomes to your cells to your brain. And it affects all organ systems within the body. We’re beginning to understand that, including the immune system and how the brain activity functions under stress and under difficult situations, how we regulate emotions and so forth.
“And the brain, being an organ of experience, actually is continually changing its shape. This is that kind of discovery of neuroplasticity. And so how we decide to live our lives, and in the sense how we decide to keep our minds, actually changes not just our ideas and opinions and how caught we get in them, but actually changes our relationship to thought. And then when we look at the structure of the brain, not only is the brain functioning differently, but the actual structure of the brain, that what some pople call the real estate of the brain, is being recruited in the service of greater compassion, equanimity, clarity and wisdom. And you can see that in different regions of the brain that actually become thicker.”
Meditation is so incredibly valuable that learning it should be a priority. Right now you can learn this valuable skill from meditation master Geoff Byrd at IMU and save $75.00 on the price of the course. And, as icing on the cake, you will receive credit towards a degree at IMU!
To meet Geoff Byrd and learn about this absolutely fabulous course click here: http://intermetu.com/faculty/faculty-consciousness/geoff-byrd/
To receive the discount on this course you must click this link: http://intermetu.com/enroll-now/register-for-courses/ (IMU reserves the right to end this special promotion without notice)
Since today is October 31st I thought it appropriate to write just a little about the origins of this holiday.
Samhain (Halloween), spoken or Anglicized as Sowin, is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the darker half of the year that we call winter. It is celebrated October 31 – November 1. It is halfway between Mabon (Fall Equinox) and Yule (Winter Solstice). Imbolc (Feb. 1), Beltane (May 1) and Lughnasadh (Aug.1) make up the other 3 Gaelic seasonal festivals.
In the Gaelic tradition many important events happened on Samhain. At this time the cattle were brought back down from the summer pastures and it is a time when livestock were slaughtered for the winter. Bonfires were created and people and their livestock would walk between them as a cleansing ritual. After the slaughter the bones of the animals were then cast into the fires.
It was believed that at Samhain the doorway between the worlds would open allowing passage from the world of the dead, and also other worlds such as the fairy kingdom, into this world.
Tables would be set with an extra plate as an invitation for loved ones who had passed to come and dine. It was a way to honor the dead. At this time people would take steps to protect themselves from harmful spirits and it is possible that this is what led to “guising” or dressing up in costume. Divination was also done at Samhain.
In the “Old Country”, Scotland and Ireland, children went door to door dressed in costumes, guising, and would only get a treat, and sometimes money, if they first preformed for the household. The children would sing, recite a poem or a funny joke and some would do things even more elaborate such as playing a mouth organ.
Since the 20th century Samhain has been celebrated as a religions holiday by the Celtic neopagans and Wiccan’s.
Have a safe and fun Samhain… And watch out for witches!
Janet Decker, C.Ht., Dean of Metaphysics
The International Metaphysical University’s philosophy on health and wealth being is one that comes from a holistic approach to caring for our bodies, minds and spirits. We endeavor, therefore, to keep you abreast of the latest research, positive or negative, on issues that affect your overall “beingness.”
In 1977 high fructose corn syrup entered the food chain. Since then obesity and diabetes have soared in the US and studies have shown that high fructose corn syrup directly contributes to both these health issues.
High fructose corn syrup was created through a process called genetic modification and I am certain that by now nearly everyone around the globe knows about genetically modified organisms and the controversy surrounding them. The following video will educate you even further about the negative affect that GMO’s have on the physical body.
Warning: This video shows the impact of high GMO diets on lab rats. Although it may be hard for many of you to watch we believe it is imperative that everyone be made aware of the fact that legitimate scientific research does now exist and has proven the negative health impact of GMO’s in the bodies of lab rats. For those who think that rats and humans are too far apart to give credence to this study, click here to read about “How Humans are Like Rats.” http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/how-humans-are-like-rats/ Janet Decker, Dean of Metaphysics
IMU is happy to announce that we have a brand new course to offer you in the Intuitive Arts program, IA-512 Tarot.
Description: This course covers the history, symbolism and use of Tarot. The Tarot is a deck of cards that can be used as a tool for developing intuition, but it is more than this. It contains symbolic images that express a mystical philosophy, a philosophy that stems from the mentors of Western culture, Pythagoras and Plato, and that has been cherished by mystics and sages over centuries. The Tarot is a map of the spiritual universe, a mandala, divided into separate components but maintaining the pattern through the relationship of each component to another.
The insights provided by the Tarot can assist individual self-growth and show different solutions or outcomes to a particular problem.
Instructor: Professor Terry Lively, M.A.
With a Master’s degree in Media Studies, Terry has been teaching in the Communication Department at West Virginia State University for nearly a decade.
She has extensive knowledge and skills that translate into top-quality video and online instruction. This provides you with a seasoned teaching professional instructing you about Tarot cards, a topic she has studied and researched for over forty years.
Terry began her metaphysical studies in her teens. She studied with Dr. Henry Keeling in his ESP class, learning grounding, auras and the art of psychic readings.
A trip to Cassadega, FL inspired her to continue her studies, which included sessions with noted Tarot card reader Ann Reynolds and others. A long-time resident of West Virginia, Terry has read Tarot cards for hundreds of clients. Her personal studies include Tarot, synchronicity, Spirituality, Tao de Ching and remote viewing. Terry understands and appreciates the power of intuition. Embracing the moment enhances psychic powers by stripping away the past and future, allowing universal knowledge to be revealed.
Introduction to IA-512 Tarot
To promote our newest course we are offering a discount of $50.00 off IA-512 for folks who sign up before before October 25, 2012. To register click here: http://intermetu.com/faculty/faculty-intuitive-arts/terry-lively-m-a/tarot/
Mercury Retrograde What does it mean and how does it impact you? – from Karyl Jackson
Source: Alpha Life Trends
MERCURY RETROGRADE: The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to review and revise our life and our connection with reality. The timing of this universe is geared toward the Sun as it moves through the zodiac. Mercury has an orbit that at times gets ahead of the Sun allowing us to look into the future toward new and innovative ideas. However, we cannot continue in that vein until we come back to the present designated by the Sun and put our new ideas into manifestation. During the time that Mercury jumps ahead, we ultimately have to bring the ideas back into the present to test and evaluate to see how they fit into our life. As Mercury retrogrades back into the present, the connection with the Sun happens as we test drive our ideas and re-align with reality and the natural timing of the universe.
Imu’s own Leslie Zehr along with author and teacher Dan Furst will lead 2 very exciting trips to the sacred sites of Egypt and Peru in 2013.
Trip 1 – Egypt/March 2013
Sacred Sounds in Ancient Egypt: In March of 2013, Dan Furst and Leslie Zehr will guide a 15-day journey to the sacred sites of the Nile Valley and Sinai, with a special emphasis on meditation and soul activation through sound in the great resonant chambers of Khemt, the “Black Land” that is the source of alchemy: that is, the Khemitian art or spiritual practice. Our purpose in doing Sacred Sounds Egypt 2013 is to bring together like-minded singers, healers and adventurers in a spirit of shared intention to explore and recreate the ancient frequencies of sound and movement, and celebrate the wisdom that made Egypt the most profound of all ancient civilizations, at a time when the lost knowledge of the great spiritual root cultures is returning to our consciousness.
Trip 2 – Peru/April 2012
Return to Pachamama: Pachamama is a Quechua word meaning Om el Donya or ‘mother of the world’. Peru, like Egypt, is another ancient culture brimming with history and esoteric wisdom. Even though they are separated by great distance, there are many similarities between these ancient cultures.
In Egypt we have a chance to explore temples and pyramids still very much in tact, holding the energy and wisdom in the stones. Much like the Hierophant Egypt is about the Sacred Text. Peru’s moments might be slightly less intact but it gives us the opportunity to experience sacred space in nature, Pachamama herself, something we don’t have the opportunity to do in Egypt.
By: Janet Decker, C.Ht. Dean of Metaphysics, International Metaphysical University
On Saturday September 22, 2012, we gathered to bury the ashes of a neighbor and friend of earth and all her beings. With his departure to the higher realms of light the earth both danced for joy and wept with grief. Royce will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The last time Royce and I had a conversation we laughed about chickens. Yes, chickens. I live in rural Maine and Royce would often visit the town cemetery behind my house on his lawn tractor. You literally have to drive through my yard to get to the cemetery. Welcome to rural Maine!
The last time he passed through I happened to be in my garden picking beans so as usual he stopped and we chatted. My chickens were out and about and my rooster just had to let Royce know that he was king here so he began crowing. Royce chuckled then shared a story with me about the neighbor’s chickens that used to visit his bird feeder
The chickens always seem to know where to find seeds and the ground under a feeder is prime territory. Royce talked about how the rooster would call the hens to let them know he had found food for them. The rooster always made it seem like he had done something really phenomenal by finding this food. Royce said that rooster would strut and cluck and scratch at the ground until he got the attention of his harem and the girls would come running to see what tasty morsels he had uncovered. Then the rooster would crow quite loudly to proclaim that he was the worlds greatest provider. Royce started to laugh as he remembered those chickens doing what chickens do. I must admit it is a joy to watch chickens do their thing and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. In fact, my chickens make me laugh out loud all the time!
Royce loved animals. They always made him smile and laugh so he and I are indeed kindred spirits. I feel his presence and I know he is around me. Spirit people come to those who are still incarnate who can sense them or see or hear them. Many who cross over are initially still attached to their earthly life so it gives them comfort to know they can still be experienced by the living.
So what does all this have to do with the Autumn Equinox you may ask? Well, the Autumn Equinox celebrates the harvest. At this time of year we celebrate the Great Mother for all her bounty and goodness. I remember a line from the Doxology; “All is safely gathered in err the winter storms begin.”
We tend to think of the harvest only from a stand point of food but what if we extend our view of the harvest a bit further? A friend and fellow light worker had a dream about 2 weeks ago that I will share with you. In that dream he saw many boats crossing a great body of water. A beam of light emanated from each boat and extended up into the heavens. He knew they were light workers being called home. Considering this dream and the fact that Royce has been called home it makes me pensive.
So, does the harvest need to be limited to just food? I think not. And in consideration of my friend’s dream I am wondering if during this particular autumn season we will see an unusual number of light workers being harvested, or as I like to put it, being “gathered in” or “called home.”
Only time will tell if this is going to be the case but it seems to me it is certainly something to watch for. And for those of us who have not yet been “gathered in” it behooves us to use this time of the Equinox for more than the harvest of food. It is worth our time to take a few minutes off and on throughout this season to remember those who are no longer among us on the physical plane. The fall season is a time of harvest, yes, but it is also a time of remembering what those who have been “gathered in” brought to our lives while they were incarnate and a time for honoring them. And let us not forget to honor those ancestors whom we have never met in this life. Our ancestors paved the way for us and many of them endured countless hardships. Their wisdom and knowledge remains with us still. Every time I brew a cup of catnip tea or smooth a salve made of Calendula and Lavender flowers on a patch of dry skin I think of them and thank them. This one simple act of remembering honors our ancestors.
In closing, as I look out over my garden, which is winding down, I am grateful for the bounty that was brought forth this year and I am aware that the Great Mother and I are a terrific team! But I am also grateful for my ancestors and for all light workers who have been gathered in.
Great Mother and all beings of light, I give you honor. Let the dance continue!
LAS VEGAS — Former Air Force Col. Charles Halt accused the federal government of a UFO cover-up that involves a secret agency to deal with what might be extraterrestrial visitations.
“I’m firmly convinced there’s an agency, and there is an effort to suppress,” Halt told an audience of 200 people Saturday night at the Smithsonian-affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum.
Two former Air Force officers who were part of the infamous Project Blue Book — the military’s official UFO investigation in the 1950s and ’60s — and a former investigator with Britain’s Ministry of Defense were among the panel of speakers for a program entitled “Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed.”
Halt, pictured below, was the deputy base commander of the RAF Bentwaters military base in England and one of numerous eyewitnesses to several UFO-related events at Rendlesham Forest in December 1980. He believes the observed UFOs were either extraterrestrial or extradimensional in origin.
“I’ve heard many people say that it’s time for the government to appoint an agency to investigate,” Halt said.
“Folks, there is an agency, a very close-held, compartmentalized agency that’s been investigating this for years, and there’s a very active role played by many of our intelligence agencies that probably don’t even know the details of what happens once they collect the data and forward it. It’s kind of scary, isn’t it?
“In the last couple of years, the British have released a ton of information, but has anybody ever seen what their conclusions were or heard anything about Bentwaters officially? When the documents were released, the timeframe when I was involved in the incident is missing — it’s gone missing. Nothing else is missing,” he said.
Halt added that he’s never been harassed over the reports he made about the Bentwaters UFO incidents.
“Probably for a couple of good reasons. Number one, my rank and some of the jobs I’ve held, but also very early on, I sat down and made a very detailed tape and made several copies of everything I know about it and they’re secluded away. Maybe I’m paranoid. I don’t know, but I think it was time well spent when I made the tapes.”
While the lecture panel members didn’t always see eye-to-eye on the details of specific UFO cases, one common thread ran through them.
“We share a couple of very important things: We’ve all been dedicated to serving our country and been very serious about it,” said museum CEO and executive director Allan Palmer, who had a distinguished career as a decorated jet fighter pilot for both the Air Force and Navy.
“These are not flaky people, who’ve all held very responsible positions with high-level security clearances. They’re not the kind of people who tend to imagine things or go off on a wild tangent on something. They’re very professional, very business-like,” Palmer told The Huffington Post.
Making a rare public appearance was retired Air Force Col. Bill Coleman, the former chief spokesman for Project Blue Book between 1961 and 1963.
The controversial study ended in 1969, concluding that there was nothing about UFOs which represented “technological developments or principles beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge.”
Coleman, at left, recounted his own riveting encounter with a UFO while he piloted a B-25 bomber in 1955. The unknown circular object descended from an estimated height of 20,000 feet, heading to the ground, when Coleman attempted to pursue it.
“We were moving at maximum continuous power for the B-25, about 300 miles an hour, and we got right down to the treetops and I closed in on it very rapidly. I said I was going to overtake it — ‘Hang on and put your seat belts on’ — and I made a hard 90-degree bank to try and pull up alongside of [the UFO] and it wasn’t there.
“I zoomed up about 1,500 feet, and then I could see the object right on the deck over a freshly plowed field moving at a pretty good speed, and it [was trailing] two vortexes.” When Coleman dove behind the trees to try and “head him off at the pass,” the UFO was gone. He said it was a typically reported flying saucer.
Coleman concluded his part of the lecture by offering a possible reason why ETs may be hesitant to visit Earth:
“If an alien were to land here, our common cold could kill him. His common cold could wipe out the population of planet Earth. If they’re smart enough to build a vehicle that could travel light-years of time, they’d be smart enough to know that our diseases could wipe out people.”
During the time that Coleman was the Project Blue Book spokesman, the director of the Air Force study was Col. Bob Friend. He disagreed with the Air Force’s negative conclusions about UFOs in 1969.
“My primary explanation for these things is that, yes, they’re real, and I think it would be much better if the government or some other agency was to take on these things and to pursue the scientific aspects of it,” Friend said.
At Saturday’s lecture, Friend, at right, offered an olive branch to the many people who claim to have seen UFOs but have been reluctant to report them out of fear of not being taken seriously.
“UFO sightings are real, and you will not be ridiculed by any honest organization that investigates it. Just come forward, quote your case and allow people to investigate what they can to make some determination about what it is that you’ve seen. In the future, just remember that we’re on your side.”
Nick Pope, the civilian member of the UFO panel, acknowledged that many in the audience came to the lecture anticipating the revelation of mind-blowing UFO evidence.
“While I apologize to those people who might be expecting or hoping for a ‘spaceship in a hangar’ smoking gun, what you are getting is the real deal: an insight from people who have looked at this mysterious and infuriating subject for the government,” said Pope, a former UFO investigator for the UK Ministry of Defense.
“The UFO subject is a field which does have its fair share of crackpots and charlatans and cultists. What you have this evening in a field like that is a panel of people who indisputably and genuinely have done this for the government and the military.”
Pope recounted how the UK’s former official committee, known as the Flying Saucer Working Party, concluded in 1951 that UFOs were just misidentifications, hoaxes and delusions, and that no further time or effort should be wasted on the subject.
“Unfortunately for them, in 1952, there was a wave of sightings throughout the UK, where most of the witnesses were Royal Air Force pilots, some of whom chased these things, and many radar operatives tracked them,” Pope said.
As the Ministry of Defense continued investigating UFOs, Pope noted, they kept a close watch on the UFO “community.” “We anonymously subscribed to their magazines: Subscription, please send to John Smith, P.O. Box 007, London — that was us. And I even covertly slipped into the back of UFO conferences.”
Pope concluded by saying that the Ministry of Defense always had one thing on its mind about UFOs: “Whatever the nonsense you see about this subject sometimes in the field, we never lost sight of the fact that, in all of these hundreds of thousands of sightings, the believers only had to be right once, and everything changes.”
Another UFO lecture panelist, retired Army Col. John Alexander, was a former military insider who convened a special group in the 1980s called the Advanced Theoretical Physics Group, whose members were culled from the military services and the aerospace and intelligence communities. They concluded that while there had been numerous cases of credible UFO encounters, the group couldn’t find any evidence of any actual government cover-up.
Alexander cited a variety of intriguing UFO cases involving pilots and told the audience that UFOs are “real and is a global phenomenon — not something that just happens in the U.S.
“We need to make it permissible for scientists to discuss and research these topics. … There are no simple answers, and not only do we not have the answers, we’re not at the point of asking the right questions yet, and that’s what we need to do.”
The lecture included a spirited question-and-answer session in which the audience engaged the panel on a variety of UFO-related topics, trying to draw out more detailed revelations.
While no ET body or piece of alien spaceship was brought forward and presented to the audience, those who attended the presentation seemed to appreciate the participants’ candor.
Still, the audience probably left with more questions than answers.