Saturday 22 November 2008

From the past, a present-day healer

I usually read The times of india..but today i was a bit adventurous and bought a DNA( DAILY NEWS AND ANYALSIS) when i went for my morning walk......
as i was going through the paper....sitting at my favourite place in the park....i read this article...From the past, a present-day healer..interesting...i thought..i dont know why i thought of Dawn the newest member of the forum.....and I feel very strongly that ,Anthony Peake`s ITLAD theory will be THE major theory in the days to come......
heres the the article.....

Wednesday 19 November 2008

Evidence of past-life recordings in the brain?

Central to ITLAD/CTF is that at the point of death consciousness slips into a hyper-realistic re-creation of the subject's life. In Near-Death Experience terminology this is called the "Panoramic Life Riview".

Now in order for my theory to work there has to be evidence that such 'memories' exist and are stored in the brain (or if elsewhere can be accessed by the brain for 'projection' into consciousness.

A few years ago I read a book called Epileptic Seizures: Pathopsychology and Clinical Semiology edited by Hans O Luders and Soheyl Noachter. This book was written for professionals in this field but at that time (and as I still do) I needed to know as much as possible about epilepsy and pre-epileptic aura states. This book has contributory chapters by many of the world's leading authorities on the subject. I was particularly interested in a chapter written by Peter Wolf, Martin Schondienst and Elizabeth Gulich. This specifically discussed the latest research into aura states - or, as the professionals term these - "Experiential" Auras. Specifically the writers were interested in what was actually being experienced by Wilder Penfield's patients when they had their three-dimensional past-life memory experiences Now what is of great interest is what neurologists mean by the word "experiential". The neurologist Dr Pierre Gloor explains:

'Typically experiential phenomena, when fully expressed, create in a patient's mind experiences, usually from his personal past, that have a compelling immediacy similar to, or sometimes even more vivid than those occuring in real life. It is this quality of being like a real life experience whic justifies the term "experiential" ... experiential phenomena typically combine elements of perception, memory and affect" (page 337)

What he means is that the memories that Penfield's stimulations evoked in the subjects were absolutely vivid and totally real ... so real that they were identical to the original experience. In other words the subject does not experience the events as a memory but as a literal re-living!

Indeed Penfield and his associate Jaspers wrote about the stimulated "memories" thus:

'Recollection may carry with it the emotion that the individual"felt" at the time of the original experience and the deductions, true or false, that he made concerning the experience."

and then they added the totally itladian observation that....

'it seems to be the integrated whole (of events, related thoughts and emotions) that is recorded."
Note that they specifically use the word "recorded".

Remember, these quotations are not taken from some wishy, washy, New Age book but one written by professional neurologists. This is why ITLAD/CTF is of such importance!

(the image above is Wilder Penfield)

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Whilst doing research for my first book I amassed a considerable amount of supporting material that never made it even into the "hard science" original version of ITLAD. I have a whole notebook full of these obscure but profoundly itladian facts. One of my favourites is the case of Makarian 501. This was discussed in an article that appeared in New Scientist in September 2000.

Apparently in March 1997 an obscure, small galaxy named Makarian 501 (named after Georgian astronomer Benjamin Markarian) showed itself to be a "Blazer". Blazers are galaxies that are thought to have a black hole at the centre. Above and below the assumed black hole are two jets of energetic photons and electrons. These particles shoot millions of light years into space. As the galaxy revolves the jets points in the direction of Earth and what is observed is an increase in brightness of radiation. In 1997 this showed itself to scientists as a gamma ray ray source of some consequence, even upstaging the famed Crab Nebula. This intrigued scientists because Makarian 501 is 50,000 times the distance of the Crab Nebula.

Now the huge mystery is how these gamma rays reached Earth. Usually when a gamma ray and an infra-red photon collide they have enough energy to mutate into an electron and a positron. This sea of of infra-red photons should stop the high-energy gamma rays. To explain this giovanni Amelino-Camelia, a physicist at the University of Rome, suggests that the Makarian gamma rays may be the subject of a whole new form of physics that rules the high energy universe. As many of you will know at scales approaching the Planck length (1.616 x 10-35 meters) our picture of smooth space and time gives way to a seething froth of quantum gravity fluctuations. This is termed "space-time foam".

It has been suggested that in these conditions, and has photon energies increase, the bumpiness of space-time, may cause the speed of light to drop off - as if the light 'feels' the bumpiness. Amelino-Camelia uses an interesting analogy - "If you role a soccer ball across a table with lots of tiny ridges it will travel at roughly the same speed it would have done if there were no ridges. But if you roll a tiny little ball, its path will be strongly altered by all the little valleys in the table."

And it is this effect that allows the gamma ray photons to aviod the infra-red photons as they leave Makarian 501 behind and start their journey to Earth. But what is fascinating is that this implies that these gamma ray photons may "lag behind 'real' time". The article, written by Hazel Muir, ends with this amazing statement:

"Quantum gravity implies that time comes in descret pieces. What is more, like Schrodinger's Cat, which is neither dead or alive until we choose to look at it, time would exist as a jumble of of different possible values".

So could it be that time is a wave function that is also collapsed by the act of observation? If this is so then time really is created by the observer ... we all exist in our own time scenario. Indeed if we apply the ORC-R theories of Penrose and Hammerhof to this idea we have something profoundly itladian ... and something that can be used to explain the subjective and glutamate facilitated time-dilation effect that is crucial to my "Cheating The Ferryman" theory of what happens to human consciousness at the point of death.

Saturday 15 November 2008

ITLADian self-portraits

I'm attending a digital photography night class and this week's assignment was self-portrait. Of course I had to give my efforts an ITLADian twist!

Wednesday 12 November 2008

BBC tv "mental health" reality show

With apologies to our non-UK readers (because the player only works in the UK), perhaps you may have seen this show from the BBC called 'How Mad are you?

Obviously you will be aware of the statistics which say that 1 in 4 people have some kind of mental illness? Which means that if you know 3 sane people, then its YOU!! (sorry ;-)

the Premise of the programme is that 3 psychologists watch the behaviours of 10 people, 5 of whom have had some kind of recorded "mental disorder" and 5 who are 'normal' whatever that means, and the psychologists have to guess which is which.

Much talk of TLE and other topics which have featured here and in the forum: enjoy

Aloha Gary

Thursday 6 November 2008

Glutamate and Schizophrenia.

I found this on one of the other sites here on Blogger (Medical News & Health).

"Is schizophrenia a disorder of glutamate hyperactivity or hypoactivity? While the predominant hypothesis for many years was that schizophrenia was a glutamate deficit disorder, there is growing evidence of glutamate hyperactivity as well. The study by Karlsson et al., appearing in the November 1st issue of Biological Psychiatry, reinforces this point with new data about the impact of deleting the gene for the glutamate transporter EAAT1. EAAT1, implicated in schizophrenia, plays a critical role in inactivating glutamate by removing it from the synaptic and extracellular spaces. The authors demonstrate that these “knockout” animals show increased responses to the NMDA glutamate receptor antagonist, MK-801. This drug causes the release of more glutamate into the synapse in the frontal cortex. This effect of MK-801 is reduced by a group II metabotropic glutamate receptor agonist, which reduces glutamate release. Dr. Andrew Holmes, corresponding author, further discusses their findings, “Our study adds a new twist to [glutamate] research by showing that genetically disrupting a major regulator of glutamate’s ability to communicate between nerve cells produces certain ’schizophrenia-like’ features in mice and, moreover, that these abnormalities can be corrected by a highly promising new class of glutamate-targeting antipsychotic treatments.” In fact, this class of drugs has already shown some preliminary efficacy in its ability to treat individuals suffering from schizophrenia.

John H. Krystal, M.D., Editor of Biological Psychiatry and affiliated with both Yale University School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, comments: “The NMDA receptor antagonist model and the EAAT1 knockout animal push us to take a fresh look at the obstacles to treating cognitive impairments associated with schizophrenia, in other words, optimizing their cortical network function. This new look can lead us to drugs that would have been completely surprising as recently as 10 years ago, such as the group II metabotropic glutamate receptor agonists.”

Dr. Holmes does note that further research is warranted, stating, “What is now needed is more research to get a better handle on how disrupting this gene affects the brain’s neural wiring and molecular signaling pathways to produce the symptoms of schizophrenia.” This finding could ultimately help scientists develop new or improved treatments for this schizophrenia."

I find this article of great interest .... but what amazes me is that there is no mention of the involvement of glutamate in migraine, temporal lobe epilepsy and, of course, the Near-Death Experience.

It is possible that I am drawing conclusions when none should be (and, after all, I am not medically trained), but surely if glutamate is responsible for all these things where are the papers discussing why this may be? (a genuine question by the way)

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Interesting new Blogger Tool

Although having been slightly overshadowed by my new FORUM this site is still proving very popular ... particularly as the meeting place of the more committed "Itladians". However as we have long discussed we have never received many visits from passing traffic. Clearly this is because that it is rare that this site is found by chance. It is usually via a direct contact with myself or another itladian.

Whilst surfing the web this lunchtime I came across a site that allows blogsites to be rated and commented upon by others. In my opinion this is a great opportunity to have broadcast the simply amazing things that we discuss here.

The site in question is called and it can be found at (now that was a surprise wasn't it!).

I have checked this site out and much to my surprise our little blogsite here is already registered on there: ( ). However on checking further I found that little more detail about CTF can be found. But what also caught my eye was that the site invites reviews of it. Thus far nobody has done so, which is not really surprising.

However if we are interested in getting more people involved in both the blog and the FORUM then this is a way to do it. Now clearly as the owner of this little blogsite I cannot place a self-review on there (nor would I dream of doing so) but It does mean that others can.

So if any of you have a few spare moments and wish to review this blog then please consider doing so.

Tuesday 4 November 2008

Audio From Tony's Interview On KERRANG! Radio with Nick Margerison (Download)

Following on from the interest in my uploading of some of Tony's previous Radio Interviews and the problems hearing this live from outside of the UK, I have taken the time to convert to MP3 and upload the latest one, broadcast last week on KERRANG! Radio for those who missed it or were unable to listen as it was broadcast.

See Previous BLOG posts:
KERRANG! Interview [by Tony]
Download Instructions:
(86MB, 90 Minutes)
When you click on the link below, you will be taken to a new page, at the bottom of which is the audio file (AP: Kerrang 28th October 2008). Simply enter the three letters shown in the box as directed and click DOWNLOAD. Under the FREE section you will have a few seconds to wait but when it says FREE DOWNLOAD, simply click it and you then have the option of simply opening the audio or saving it to your computer, so please click on Open or Save according to your wishes.

Hope you enjoy it.
> KERRANG! Radio - Broadcast 28th October 2008 <
A Dark Philosopher
Karl L Le Marcs

Saturday 1 November 2008

Itladians in the national press!

Although this is not strictly to do with matters itladian it does nevertheless involve an itladian.

Over here in the UK there has been a major scandal involving the BBC. Two presenters of BBC Radio 2, Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross, phoned up the actor who played Manual in the classic comedy series Fawlty Towers (Andrew Sachs) and on air Brand left a message on Sach's answerphone claiming that he had had sex with Sach's granddaughter, the model Georgina Bailey.

Well it seems that Georgina is the ex-girlfriend of itladian wrestler Alex Shane. The image above is taken from Thursday's Daily Star newspaper.

For those of you who cannot quite see the text it reads:

'The pro wrestler ex-boyfriend of Georgina Baillie warned Russell Brand last night "Give me just five minutes in the ring with you!"

Giant Alex Shane, left, is furious with the comic for the way he has dirtied the name of his "sensitive" ex.

The 19 stone fighter - twice British heavyweight wrestling champion - said "I thought it was really out of **** order. I think Brand is used to getting away with these things. I worked as a doorman and I used to see his kind all the time. There is something about Russell Brand that makes people want to smack him in the mouth."'

Unfortunately Alex could not really place an itladian slant on this incident. Mind you I think we would all struggle to do so.

Good on you Alex .... and the best of luck in your forthcoming fight!
(Thanks to Richard F for pointing this out to me).