Itzhak Bentov- From Atom to Cosmos
Changing gears. I hope people realize that in a sense these "Off Topic" lectures do have something to do with Stone-works sites. Take the last post, the John Lamb Lash lecture; he is able to articulate what people all around the world were able to perceive in terms of electro-magnetic discharges of energy ("sky" or "rainbow" serpents) in the spiral arms of the galaxy, and even weave that into a visionary creation story of the world itself, drawing from sources he translated himself such as the Coptic Nag Hamadi texts. If that isn't brilliant, I don't know what is. I do believe his version of the "Gnostics" (or "those who are aimed") is the correct version- they were not an early branch of Christianity, in fact, they spoke against the early version of Christian zealots, just as there is today Islamic zealotry and zealotry in Judaism, no less, let's be honest. The traditions of the Gnostics had roots in the much earlier Persian Magi and Egyptian Mystery Schools. The movement of the Gnostic's seemed to end with the stoning death of Hypatia and the burning of the library of Alexandria (I think 4th century CE).
Anyway. The presenter of this next link is Itzhak Bentov, who wrote a book in the 1970's I picked up in a used book store in the cheap and on the fly many years ago, a book called "Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Conciousness".
The presentation is 1 hour 48 minutes long. Some good ideas here: