Thursday, July 2, 2020

Episode #154: Correspondence and Physics

We've gotten way behind on listener emails because of the guests on the last three shows, so after we open some 1up boxes and do the drawing for the SnakeBros Hat prize, we read through a lot of excellent emails that spark conversation on many topics.

In the third segment Kyle reads some articles on recent information about the rings of Saturn, volcanism and extinction events, and how the Mayans didn't predict the end of the world, again.

The final segment goes long as we discuss the problem of time dilation in relativity, and how there might be different and interesting ways to picture that in your mind, and what that might mean for how the electromagnetic spectrum actually interacts with the universe.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 154

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Episode #153: The Skeptiko Journey with Alex Tsakiris

The host of the excellent podcast Skeptiko, Alex Tsakiris, joins us for a wide-ranging conversation covering many topics from ancient aliens to the nature of consciousness to conspiracy to the question of evil. Alex has interviewed hundreds of researchers and scientists on his show in his quest to gain a better understanding about who we are and what we are "supposed" to be doing here in this existence, and his show has taken him on a path of "following the data" as much as possible to find answers to these questions, or at the very least, to find better questions to ask.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 153

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Episode #152: Geology and Ancient Ruins with Bob Johnson

This is another special show with a guest who joins us in-studio. Bob Johnson is a geologist, now retired, who spent 35 years traveling extensively in North Africa and the Middle East. He has visited many of the ancient sites we have discussed on our show, and gives us his personal perspectives of the many places he has visited, including the Serapeum, the Giza Plateau, Ba'albek, Petra, Malta, and many more.
We also discuss a very interesting case he worked on as a scientist and geologist, where mysterious, spontaneous fires were plaguing a small village, and the people living there were convinced the fires were being caused by the jinn.

We also talk about the science of geology itself, about uniformity and catastrophism, climate change and ice ages, flood myths and other ancient stories that may be supported by geological data, and much more.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 152

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Episode #151: David Getzin on Prime Symbol

We are joined in-studio by David Getzin, a longtime friend of the show, many of you may remember us reading his emails about good pipe tobacco and constructing a Djed Drill. He was on a cross-country road trip and stopped by to visit us here on the plateau, and once we started talking about ancient mysteries and other similar snakebro topics, we realized, we had to record a podcast with him. So we all climbed into the tangent cube and, amidst copious clouds of fine tobacco smoke and a few glasses of wine, we recorded this episode.

The discussion ranges across many topics, but the main idea David describes is something called the "Prime Symbol" in architectural expression of cultures and civilizations across the ages, how it changes, and what it means for us now in the modern age. We talk about the categorizations of Prime Symbol in past cultures and what they tell us about how those cultures viewed the world around them, and how that may help us understand how to better express a modern Prime Symbol in our own architecture.

You can follow David and his work through his podcast, A History of Architecture, his YouTube channel Living Process, and his website, Living Process, LLC.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 151

Friday, June 5, 2020

Episode #150: The Arrow of Time

This episode is one of those rambling conversations that is difficult, in retrospect, to give a concise title. We do talk about entropy and the arrow of time, but we also discuss gravity and astrophysics, orbital mechanics, lagrange points and trojan points, geomagnetic anomalies and an "activated" asteroid in a Jovian orbit, the Dead Sea Scrolls and DNA testing, and the Rosetta Stone and a brief history of the attempts to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

We also read a couple of really great emails, and open three 1up boxes, which takes a long time, and is part of why this show is longer than usual. We probably will have to restrict ourselves to one box per episode in the future.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 150


1up Boxes loot - Beers, books, shirts, notes, and crafts

Enki Kyle, with shamir and portal

Quicksand Russ, with snake, portal, and "light at the end of the tunnel"

Friday, May 29, 2020

Episode #149: The Gods of Eden - Part 7

This is the final part of our deep dive into William Bramley's The Gods of Eden. We pick up where we left off last week with the Count of St. Germain, and his strange ability to travel back and forth between warring aristocracy in Europe and England, the part he played in the coup of Catherine II over Peter III in Russia, and later, the implications that he may have staged his death and lived on, or even the possibility that he was, if not immortal, at least very long-lived.
We also look at Joseph Smith and the formation of the Mormon church, and some of the information said to have been written on the "metal plates" that Joseph was supposedly told to recover from a hidden place, which detail terrible catastrophes that fell on a civilization now lost to history.

Finally, we end with Bramley's message to anyone who wants to carry his research forward, and his outlining of several threads to pull on.

We hope you all enjoyed this deep dive as much as we did!


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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Episode #148: The Gods of Eden - Part 6

We are back to our regularly scheduled program of our deep dive into William Bramley's The Gods of Eden after last week's break. This week we finish up with the sections on the Plagues and begin moving into more recent history, following the corrupted Brotherhood's machinations as they foment war and strife across Europe. We look at the Protestant rebellion, Calvinism, the Eighty Years War, the strange cult known as the "Friends of God", and Rosicrucianism. We end in the middle of the chapter on the Count of St. Germain, a very strange and mysterious figure from the 1700s.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 148

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Episode #147: Splash Chevrons and Effortless Power

Russ is sick this week(not with Covid19, don't worry), so we had to put the Gods of Eden book report on hold because Russ can't read when he's sick. (Well, really, it's just hard to talk so much with a sore throat).

So instead we have Chris Cottrel from The Dabbler's Den on for a segment to talk to us about a new and fascinating idea that he and Antonio Zamora have been working on, related to the Carolina Bays,  called "Splash Chevrons". Chris shows us some of the LiDAR images he has been looking at that show these features(if you want to see the images, you can check our YouTube Channel for the video for this episode, as we did record video during the interview with Chris),  and we talk about what they might be.

We also have on our good friend Brendan Lea, who some of you may know from recent emails to the show about "nothing". We talk with him about his work with world champion martial artist Peter Ralston, but we talk not about "fighting", really, but something much deeper about the nature of reality itself and what that means(or doesn't), because part of the training he has undergone with Peter is about having an "enlightenment" experience of something absolute, and that changed his life and his entire outlook on reality itself.

We hope you enjoy this show, and the book report will resume next week!


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 147

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Episode #146: The Gods of Eden - Part 5

We continue our reading of William Bramley's The Gods of Eden, following the corrupt Brotherhood and the Custodial machinations to the end of the Crusades. Bramley focuses briefly on the ancient Americas, talking about the Custodial influences there, with the same legends of "gods" from other worlds or the stars. We then go back across the Atlantic and begin looking at the Black Death and the plague years, and the strange sightings in the sky of lights and objects during this period,as well as the unknown cloaked figures reported in the outskirts of towns that later became the popularized image of "Death", holding a scythe.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 146

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Episode #145: The Gods of Eden - Part 4

We continue to follow Bramley's "Custodial" powers up through history as the Brotherhood continues to splinter and create warring factions across the globe, keeping humans splintered and scattered and fighting amongst each other while these ancient powers pull strings in the background. We look at the early formation of Christianity and how it changed when governmental powers moved in and absorbed it. We look at the beginnings of the Islamic faith, and the splintering and factioning that happened soon after. We look at the crusades, the Knights of St. John who became the Knights of Malta, and the Templars who became the Knights of Christ and later, the Freemasons. We look at the Assassins, and the powerful tool of the "lone assassin".

We also read a lot of listener communications talking about the previous Gods of Eden episodes, read an article from the Cosmic Tusk about space bacteria, and Kyle reads another great article written by a skerptard on the life and ideas of Dr. Freeman Dyson, which spurs a short conversation on the concept of "macrostructures" like the Dyson Sphere.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 145

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Episode #144: The Gods of Eden - Part 3

We pick up where we left off last week with William Bramley's book, The Gods of Eden, following the "corrupted Brotherhood" through history as it spreads across the world, bringing conflict to mankind and obscuring true understanding.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 144

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Episode #143: The Gods of Eden - Part 2

We continue our deep dive into William Bramley's book, The Gods of Eden, looking at ancient traditions and accounts of the "gods" that have seemingly ruled mankind since furthest antiquity, and may be the cause of the continuous conflict all over the world, for thousands of years.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 143

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Episode #142: The Gods of Eden - Part 1

We begin a new book report into William Bramley's book, The Gods of Eden. In this first part, we go through Bramley's introduction into his reasons for writing the book, what his original research was searching for, and what he actually found. What are the real reasons behind humanity's constant wars? Is there a hidden third faction lurking in the shadows of these conflicts?

Bramley starts at the beginning of recorded history to track down the answers of these questions, starting with the Sumerian civilization.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 142

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Episode #141: Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe

We have an excellent and mind-expanding discussion with Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe about panspermia and the cosmic origins of life, and how evidence has been building for decades that space itself may contain a "micro-biome" consisting of vast numbers of single-cell life forms and viruses, and that these are constantly raining down upon the earth, changing and affecting life here on the planet, and possibly contributing to evolutionary changes throughout the history of life on earth.

We also talk about how this cosmic distribution of life in the universe may have caused the sudden onset of plagues and sicknesses throughout history, and that it may be the origin of the current viral crisis the world is facing in the form of COVID19.

We have to give special thanks to George Howard from The Cosmic Tusk blog for helping us set up this fantastic interview with Dr. Chandra. You can find the recent articles George has written regarding Dr. Chandra's work here, and here.

For more information on Dr. Chandra and his enormous body of work, you can go to his website.

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Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe

Episode #140: The Serpent Fam

Both of our parents join us in the tangent cube for this episode, to talk about their backgrounds and tell stories of the shenanigans we got up to as kids, and their philosophy of education that had such a huge impact on how we go about life, always trying to learn new things from the natural world around us.

This is a special episode for us, and as so many families around the world are spending a lot more time together right now, we thought it would be fun to have all four of us crammed into the cube for a good old fashioned Allen roundtable. Many listeners are already familiar with the Snake Stache from his previous appearance on episode #84, and this is the first time the Snake Mom has been on the show.

We hope you all enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!

Brothers of the Serpent Episode 140





Masked in the Cube with the fam

Optical prism bars

Mom's optical prism bars


Working on the internal welding machine

Pipeline right of way

Side booms

Mom on the job

Mom cleaning Stache's welder

Finished welding hotpass

Fill pass welders

Clay Johnson rustling Venezuela calf

Russ on right, cousin on left

SNAKES

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Episode #139: Live from Quarantine

We take a break from the book reports and deep dives and relax a bit, talking about whatever comes to mind through the course of the show. We also streamed this episode live to the Discord chat, which was fun, and is something we plan to do more of in the future.

We catch up on listener emails and Kyle reads an excellent story about an exoplanet where it actually rains metal. We talk ancient aliens, space genes, and viruses. We also read through a three part article from MessageToEagle.com about redheaded mummies, worldwide mythology, and a possible Atlantean connection.

Enjoy!


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 139

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Episode #138: Earth in Upheaval - Part 6

We finish our long deep dive into Velikovsky's Earth in Upheaval with this 6th installment of the series. In this episode we look at fossil plants and insects preserved in coal seams, seemingly shredded into small pieces yet preserved so well that the color of the insects is intact and leaves still contain chlorophyll. We also look into the mystery of the formation of coal itself, and how there are often dozens or even hundreds of layers of coal separated by layers of marine sediment.

Near the end of the book, Velikovsky again takes a look at the works of Charles Darwin and the problems of speciation in evolution by the mechanism of natural selection, and the assumptions about "missing evidence in the geological record" that must be made in order to make the uniformitarian view work.

We also open some great 1-Up boxes and read some emails, and Kyle reads a couple of very interesting space related articles.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 138

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Episode #137: Earth in Upheaval - Part 5

Diving deeper into Velikovsky's book, Earth in Upheaval, we look at submerged caves and rising seas, stranded shorelines and ancient lakes, old water levels now tilted many degrees off the horizontal, strange glacier flow evidence and always unexpectedly young dates for artifacts, fossils, and geological features. We talk about the magnetic field of the earth and the evidence for field reversals in recent times, and what a field reversal might cause in the biosphere, and what could possibly be the mechanism for such an event, deep within the planet.

We talk about enormous lava flows, more erratics, sea caves that are now dry, and dry caves that are now submerged. All of which seem to have happened very quickly, and catastrophically.

Also, what is the Fine Structure Constant?





Brothers of the Serpent Episode 137

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Episode #136: Earth in Upheaval - Part 4

Furthering our deep dive into Velikovsky's book, Earth in Upheaval, we read and discuss about the evidence of sea-bottom sediments not matching up with expectations of uniformitarian theory, with deep sea clays showing evidence of cosmic dust from meteorites being over a thousand times more abundant than was expected, with sands from what was once seashore beaches being found miles underwater.
We also read about the enormous African Rift, which spans one third of the distance from pole to pole, and shows evidence of having been formed recently, by the sharpness of its features. We also dive into the problems if past ice ages seemingly having taken place in what are now equatorial regions, and what that might mean for possible pole shifts, or crustal shifts, and how that process might work in terms of physics and geophysics.

We also discuss some things going on in our work lives with the olive orchard and leaf cutter ants, as well as give a brief overview of our thoughts on the Coronavirus.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 136

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Episode #135: Earth in Upheaval - Part 3

Continuing with Earth in Upheaval, we first loop back again to the section on Charles Lyell and the beginnings of Uniformitarianism in geology, re-read some of the quotes of Lyell, and parse them more carefully, just to make it clear exactly what this man was saying about early geologists and their "indolent" tendencies.

We then skip ahead to where we left off last episode, continuing forward with more mass depositions of fossil bones of enormous amounts of animals, all packed into relatively small areas, caves, tar pits, and strata. We talk about mountain ranges moving miles across plains, about huge uplifts that must have happened relatively recently, and end with a discussion of the Altiplano in Peru, and Lake Titicaca, where the ancient and anomalous Tiahuanaco is located.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 135

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Episode #134: Earth in Upheaval - Part 2

We continue our deep dive into Velikovski's excellent book, Earth in Upheaval, first backtracking a bit from the last episode to go over the "beginnings of Uniformitarianism", the early study of mass ice movements in places around the globe, and some of Charles Darwin's observations of the evidence for the catastrophic extinction of species. Then we move forward in the book to look at more instances of enormous amounts of plant and animal remains that are found broken, shattered, and crammed into caves and crevices around the world, where they are found fossilized today.

Also, in the second segment of the show, we interview Marc Young, an archaeology student from Australia who has been helping George Howard assemble a bibliography on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis on the Cosmic Tusk website. We talk to him briefly about how he became interested in archaeology and how he got involved with George.
We then spend a lot of time talking with him about his work in Northern Mongolia, where his University has been doing some archaeological work on ancient cultures, and how Marc began to recognize the geological signs of catastrophic events that must have taken place in the relatively recent past. He then takes us on a fascinating Google Earth tour of the area, showing the path of meltwater and the signs it has written into the landscape.

Anyone interested can follow his placemarks by clicking here and opening the file in Google Earth or Google Maps.

Enjoy!




Brothers of the Serpent Episode 134

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Episode #133: Earth in Upheaval - Part 1

We start a new deep dive into another book, Immanuel Velikovsky's Earth in Upheaval. Unlike his earlier, very controversial book "Worlds in Collision", which sought to tie ancient myth and legend together with ancient texts and oral traditions found around the world into a coherent narrative of global cataclysm, Upheaval has no myth, no legend, no lore. Instead, it is packed full of geological observations by some of the world's most renowned scientists and geologists. It paints a clear picture of a catastrophic past that is written into every feature of the planet.

This is the first of a series of episodes where we will be focusing on the material in this excellent book.

Also, we tried a little experiment with this episode....we streamed the audio of the show live to our Discord chat members, who got to hear some of the inside baseball of producing the podcast, and of course the banter between the breaks. They also got to troll us live in the chats window, which we did have open during the recording of the show. It was a lot of fun, and we'll probably do it semi-regularly from here on! So join the Discord if you want in....link can be found here.

Enjoy!


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 133

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Episode #132: Darren Grimes

Darren from the Grimerica Podcast flew all the way down from Canada to hang out on the Plateau and do Texas stuff with us(guns, bbq, and podcasting). We had a lot of fun, sent a lot of lead downrange, blew some shit up, brainstormed future Contact at the Cabin events, and sat down in the Tangent Cube for a bit of podcasting.
We talk about how we got started, what it is like as the show grows and the support starts coming in, what it's like trying to get guests, and more. We tell Darren we try to keep politics out of our show, and he tells us if we talked politics we'd probably have a million listeners by now.

After the hour with Darren we went off to party for a few days, returning to the Tangent Cube on Monday to finish up the episode by catching up on listener communications and spaceweathernews.

Enjoy!


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 132

Monday, January 20, 2020

Episode #131: The Giza Power Plant - Part 5

After the excellent conversation we had with Chris Dunn, Robert Vawter, and Eric Wilson last week regarding new developments in Chris' work on lost technologies in ancient Egypt and the Giza Power Plant concept, we still felt we had to return to the final chapters of the book and complete the deep dive properly.

We also have George Howard on for a long segment to give us an update from the front lines of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis debate, focusing on Dr. John Hoopes' claim that The Bibliography, available at George's website, The Cosmic Tusk, is "biased". We also talk some Carolina Bays, which is always fun.

At the beginning of the episode, we read a bunch of emails that have been backing up, and also open a couple of 1-Up boxes.

Enjoy!


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 131

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Episode #130: Christopher Dunn

As we reach the penultimate episode on our deep dive into Christopher Dunn's work, we are joined by none other than the engineer and author himself, as well as two of his colleagues: Robert Vawter, a sound engineer with a degree in anthropology, and Eric Wilson, an engineer who works for Rolls Royce, who has recently become interested in Chris' work in Egypt, and has had some interactions with members of the ScanPyramids Project. We are also joined in-studio by Archer Finley, our engineer friend who gave us a lesson on the History of Precision in episode 117.

The six of us have an excellent and fascinating conversation about Mr. Dunn's work, focusing especially on the idea of the Great Pyramid being a machine for the purpose of generating power. We are able to ask Chris a few of the questions that have come up as we went through his books, and Robert and Eric both give explanations of their work and perspectives and how they compliment Chris' original ideas, as well as how that idea has evolved as more information has come out since the writing of the book.

Don't forget to visit Chris' website, for more information and to follow his continued work.

We hope you all enjoy this interview as much as we did!

Brothers of the Serpent Episode 130

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Episode #129: The Giza Power Plant - Part 4

We cover material from chapters 9-12 on this episode, diving deeper in the the strange features within the Great Pyramid, and reading about Chris Dunn's hypothesis on what this ancient structure may actually have been for.

Kyle also reads a relevant article about the story of Caliph Al-Mamun who supposedly dug his way into the great pyramid, creating the rough cut tunnel that tourists use today to enter the structure.

We still haven't completed the book by the end of this episode, so there will most likely be a part 5.

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