Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Episode #215: Indistinguishable from Magic

This episode is a free-form discussion about the topics and information presented by Marty in the UFO episodes, specifically focusing on the previous two episodes, 213 and 214, but also referencing some of the earlier UFO episodes as well.
Do these complex rituals actually work? Or are they also a form of deception? Or, are they possibly Quant Suff of an actual science/technology of an earlier age? What is the nature of the things people call the "spirit" realm and the "supernatural"? Are these things accessible to science if it is advanced enough? What is the "simplest hypothesis" for the UFO phenomena?

As usual, we have plenty of questions, and no answers.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 215



Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Episode #214: UFOs Part 6 - A History of Unlikely Coincidences

This is the second episode in the two-part series of episodes titled "A History of Unlikely Coincidences" with Marty Garza. We recorded both of these in one sitting, reading through Marty's prepared material(which will hopefully become a book at some point) and discussing.

By the time we finished with this episode all of us were too tired to record more, so there will be follow up to discuss these topics more at some point in the future.

In this episode we continue from where we left off in the last episode with Jack Parsons, and continue forward discussing L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology, the Collins Elite, the Philip Experiment, and much more.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 214



Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Episode #213: UFOs Part 5 - A History of Unlikely Coincidences

Marty Garza returns once again with more of his excellent research and insights into the history of the UFO phenomenon. 

Marty had so much material prepared that this is the first in a two-part series, the second of which will be released next week as Episode #214. We recorded both episodes in one sitting. Lots of excellent material, as usual, fascinating stuff.  This time we tried something different; Russ did all the reading of Marty's prepared material, like a normal book report, allowing Marty to guide the conversation through both his written material and with further comments and responses to questions from us.

As this is the first in a two part series, there isn't actually much mention of "UFOs" in this episode....that will come in the next episode as we reach the conclusions of this part of Marty's research. This episode sets the stage for what we will be exploring next week, as we look at a series of historical accounts and events starting with John Dee and his Enochian Magic, and ending with Jack Parsons, L. Ron Hubbard, and Aleister Crowley and the Babylon Working.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 213



Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Episode #212: The God of Wine

David Mathisen joins us once again to discuss the celestial origins of mythology. This episode we focus on Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry. This discussion syncs up well with our current situation here in Texas, as we are in the middle of harvest season and we are making wine ourselves.

David tells the story of Dionysus, the thrice-born, giving many of the details and aspects of this mythological personality, and then shows how these details and aspects can be seen in the stars and constellations. As always, David's presentations are entertaining and informative.

There was video recorded with this episode, so look for that on our YouTube Channel.

You can find out more about David's work at his website, https://www.starmythworld.com/
Blog, books, videos, everything.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 212



Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Episode #211: Listener Communications

We've been so far behind on listener emails for so long now that we decided it was time to catch up with a Listener Communications episode. We spend this entire episode reading your emails and responding to the topics and points you bring up. As always, the emails are excellent; fun to read, insightful and funny.

We also streamed this show live to the Discord Chat, which is always fun. If you want to get in on the occasional live stream and join hundreds of like-minded snakes in excellent conversations about topics we cover on the show, use the link above and join the chat!


 
Brothers of the Serpent Episode 211



Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Episode #210: Down the Rabbithole

Every once in a while we decide we need to make an episode that can serve as an "entry point" for new listeners, and also to talk about our current state of mind and ideas on all the topics we discuss, and how they're connected.

We first tried this in Episode 82, at the request of a listener. It was a good idea, and we now think we ought to do it every so often, to talk about these subjects broadly, and to work out where we stand now.

So this episode is a rambling, free-form conversation that hopefully can serve as an overview of some of the topics we explore on this podcast, and a bit about why we explore them.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 210



Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Episode #209: Legends and Folklore of Yorkshire

Long time listener and friend of the show Shannon joins us from across the pond in Yorkshire to discuss the fascinating legends, myths and folklore of the area she lives in, as well as a few of her experiences visiting some of the numerous ancient sites that dot the landscape. We talk about legends of druids and devils, giants and dragons, and of course, the fae.

Shannon provided copious notes, images, and links for this episode, some of which we will include below, along with a few extra images of specific sites.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 209




Yorkshire

York  A city in northern England, Old English Eoforwic, earlier Eborakon (c. 150), an ancient Celtic name, probably meaning "Yew-Tree Estate" but there are numerous references to the origin of the name York, so it just remains obscure and open to interpretation…































The Cottingley Fairies




Miscellaneous Yorkshire Stuff

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/oct/29/yorkshire-third-best-region-in-the-world-2014-lonely-planet

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/history/bermuda-triangle-east-yorkshire-inhabited-5468144

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/its-official-dna-tests-show-yorkshire-people-really-are-different-breed-1879236

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby-abbey/history-and-stories/dracula/

https://www.doveheritage.com/folklore/

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/fee-fi-fo-fum-yorkshire-land-where-giants-roam-324075

https://www.hello-yorkshire.co.uk/blog/tales-of-yorkshire-giants/





Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Episode #208: Giants Among the Iroquois

We are joined this week by friend of the show Kyle Delisle. We met Kyle on the trip we took to the channeled scablands in Washington State earlier this year with Randall Carlson. Kyle is a Native American of the Iroquois, of the Mohawk nation, and he has been researching Iroquois traditions, legends, and mythology regarding the creation of the world, the creation of humans, giants, and other strange beings that were said to exist long ago.

Kyle tells us about the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy, and the possible travels of the ancestors of his people. We read and discuss some of their stories and traditions about encounters with giants. We talk about their detailed creation stories, and speculate on the possibility that some of the symbolism in the traditions may be referring to constellations, and past catastrophes, especially the Younger Dryas period.  All in all, a fascinating and illuminating conversation!

Here is Kyle's conversation with David Mathisen that is mentioned during the show:
https://cloister.org/david-warner-mathisen/post/y5xgccr6/Celestial-connections-in-the-Mohawk-and-Onondaga-creation-accounts

And here is a link to the First Nations Technical Institute where you can find out more about the prophecies that we speak about in the show:
https://fnti.net/




Brothers of the Serpent Episode 208



Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Episode #207: Missing 411 - Eastern US - 2

Years ago we went over some of the cases in David Paulides' book, Missing 411-Western United States & Canada. Now we're tackling some of the cases in the next book, Missing 411-Eastern United States & Canada. We've chosen a specific set of cases from the book that are less well known and for the most part show a specific pattern: very young children who go missing and are found alive, days later, miles from where they disappeared. This is part 2 of that case study.

We are using the book for reference but we are only covering a very few of the hundreds of cases in this book. We can't stress enough that if you really want to dive into this particular mystery, you should go to David's website, the CanAm Missing Project, purchase the books, and follow his YouTube channel.


https://www.canammissing.com/page/page/8396197.htm

https://www.canammissing.com/missing_411.html

https://www.canammissing.com/missing_411eastern_us.html

https://www.youtube.com/user/canammissingproject



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 207





Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Episode #206: Missing 411 - Eastern US - 1

Years ago we went over some of the cases in David Paulides' book, Missing 411-Western United States & Canada. Now we're tackling some of the cases in the next book, Missing 411-Eastern United States & Canada. We've chosen a specific set of cases from the book that are less well known and for the most part show a specific pattern: very young children who go missing and are found alive, days later, miles from where they disappeared.

We are using the book for reference but we are only covering a very few of the hundreds of cases in this book. We can't stress enough that if you really want to dive into this particular mystery, you should go to David's website, the CanAm Missing Project, purchase the books, and follow his YouTube channel.


https://www.canammissing.com/page/page/8396197.htm

https://www.canammissing.com/missing_411.html

https://www.canammissing.com/missing_411eastern_us.html

https://www.youtube.com/user/canammissingproject





Brothers of the Serpent Episode 206





Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Episode #205: Legends of the Skinwalker

Marty Garza joins us once again in the Tangent Cube, this time to deliver an episode on legends of the Skinwalker, and the history of Skinwalker Ranch. Marty says this is in preparation for the material he will be presenting for Part 5 of the UFO series.
We discuss the history of the skinwalker and the American Indian legends regarding them in the Uinta Basin, the wars and skirmishes between the Utes, the Navajo, and the European settlers of the area, leading up to the land of the ranch itself. We discuss the history of ownership and occupation of that area, Bigelow and NIDS and its connection to government projects.
We also talk about some of the reported strange activity in that area and the surrounding region, some of which are very, very weird.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 205



Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Episode #204: The Hidden History of the Human Race - Part 10

This is the final episode of our reading of The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson. We finish the sections on the problems of "dating by morphology" in which anthropologists use their preconceptions about the evolution of man to place their fossil findings in a chronologically linear timeline even though the actual evidence does not present so clear a picture.

The final section of the book that we look at in detail is about reports and sightings of "wildmen", sasquatch, bigfoot, the yeti, and other hominid-like cryptids from around the world. With this section Cremo and Thompson are making the point that such reports possibly indicate that archaic hominids may still exist today alongside us, just as modern Homo Sapiens Sapiens may have existed alongside relict species of hominids in the ancient past.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 204



Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Episode #203: Hidden History of the Human Race - Part 9

Continuing with The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson, we finish the section on the Piltdown Man discoveries and the later exposing as a very complex hoax.  We then look at the details of the Beijing Man discoveries, the funding by the Rockefeller Foundation, and the methods used by the people involved to popularize this discovery when it was only a couple of teeth.

Again, it should be made clear that studying these discoveries through this book is not necessarily about trying to "disprove" evolution. It is about comparing the way the discoveries that supported the mainstream ideas about evolution were treated, versus the way that discoveries that did not support mainstream ideas, were treated.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 203



Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Episode #202: The Hidden History of the Human Race - Part 8

Back to our deep dive into The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson for part eight! We continue on from where we were in part seven, looking at the "Java man" discovery of what would later be come known as Homo Erectus, by Eugene Dubois, and the problems and arguments surrounding those finds at the time.
We read about another paleoanthropologist, von Koenigswald, returning to the same site in Java to look for further evidence of this "missing link", and the problems with his methods. There is also an interesting event in which a Jesuit priest, who had been involved in the discovery of Beijing Man and the Piltdown fossils, arrives and helps von Koenigswald get connected with the Carnegie Institute for funding of his work.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 202



Thursday, June 10, 2021

Episode #201: The 200th Episode

This episode is a celebration of 200 episodes of the Brothers of the Serpent podcast. (If you're wondering why we did this on episode 201 instead of 200, it's because the podcast starts with episode 002!)

Using an extensive list of clips from older episodes, all marked and prepared by listeners, we look back at how the podcast has grown and changed, and mostly at how many dumb jokes we've made.

We're joined in studio by Marty, from the UFO episodes, as a representative of the Discord SnakeForce, and they spring a huge surprise on us during the break after the first segment.

It was amazing.

Thanks so much to all of the Snakeforce in the discord for all the support and the huge list of clip suggestions. Thanks to LP for putting all those suggestions together in a spreadsheet. Thanks to Janus for taking our picks and actually extracting all the clips for us. And thanks to everyone who participated in the super-secret channel to put together the amazing super secret secret!!

Hope you all enjoy this, and don't miss out on the special end-of-show mix! See you in the next 200 episodes!



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 201



Friday, June 4, 2021

Episode #200: Trinity, UFOs, and Listener Communications

We take a break from the book report to talk about the ongoing UFO conversation happening in the mainstream right now. Russ gives a synopsis of Jacques Vallee's new book, TRINITY: The Best-Kept Secret, that he co-authored with Paola Harris, about a possible crash in the New Mexico desert several years before the infamous Roswell incident.

We also discuss Vallee's previous works, which Russ has been re-reading, and how utterly strange this phenomena is, and how the current "disclosure", whatever it may end up disclosing, cannot possibly approach the true strangeness, or breadth and scope, of the "UFO" phenomena.

In the final segment we read some Listener Communications.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 200



Thursday, May 27, 2021

Episode #199: The Hidden History of the Human Race - Part 7

 Continuing on in what is becoming one of our most in depth and lengthy book dives, we move forward in The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson, finishing up the anomalous human remains section with some extremely anomalous finds, including well-documented and discussed sets of human-like footprint tracks in Carboniferous strata.

We then move on to Part II of the book, which details finds of ancient human remains that are well accepted in the literature and by modern science as part of the human evolutionary story, and all of the interesting and sometimes strange circumstances that surround them.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 199



Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Episode #198: The Hidden History of the Human Race - Part 6

Continuing along in our exploration of The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson, we finish up the cases of anomalous objects and artifacts found in very ancient contexts, placing them as far back as 2 billion years in the most extreme case, and move on to the section on actual human remains. Most of these are bones in various states of mineralization, all of which were found in strata that makes them anomalously old for hominids with modern morphology.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 198



Thursday, May 13, 2021

Episode #197: The Hidden History of the Human Race - Part 5

We return from our Scablands trip and dive right back into The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson. We finish up the anomalous stone tools section with Sandia Cave in New Mexico and the finds in the Gold Rush mines in California, then move on to even more anomalous finds of advanced quarrying tools, embedded nails and vases, gold chains and chalk spheres, then finish up the show with the infamous Nampa Figurine, found in Idaho.

This show was streamed live to the Discord chat, which we do from time to time. so if you want to be in on that next time, join the discord! You can find a join button on our website.

Thanks to listener Janus from the Discord for this episode's show art!



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 197



Friday, April 30, 2021

Episode #196: The Hidden History of the Human Race - Part 4

As we continue our reading of The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson, we look at paleolithic tools, evidence of fire usage including hearths and slag indicative of kilns, and bones of extinct animals with stone tools embedded in them, in geological contexts that place them into extremely ancient times, up to tens of millions of years old.
Artifacts in glacial till in Canada, in pliocene sediments in Argentina, and advanced neolith tools in Hueyatlaco, Mexico, all point to hominids in the Americas for hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions, of years.
We also look at how the scientific and paleoanthropological establishment has worked to discredit and bury these finds.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 196



Friday, April 23, 2021

Episode #195: The Hidden History of the Human Race - Part 3

Continuing our reading through The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson, we look at more examples of ancient stone tools found in very ancient contexts through the late 1800's and into the early 1900's. In Portugal, France, Brazil, Chile, and the U.S., there were discoveries of eolithic and paleolithic tools, that were studied by many scientists and paleontologists of the day, and presented at conferences and scientific congresses for study and debate. Many times the scientists of the time decided the tools were genuine evidence of very early humans, and yet much of this evidence is now completely forgotten and does not appear in modern discussions, scientific literature, or textbooks.


Brothers of the Serpent Episode 195



Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Episode #194: Ultrasonic Technology with Jeffrey Appling

We are joined by master jeweler Jeffrey Appling to discuss ultrasonic technology in the use of cutting and shaping stone. Jeffrey has been using an ultrasonic drilling and coring machine to cut, drill, and shape even the hardest of stones and jewels with ease. The bit of the machine does not spin, the ultrasonic vibration simply allows the bit to sink into the stone, so it is possible to core out shapes that are more complex than a simple circle, and do it in minutes with relatively little work.

We talk about the machine and how it works, and we talk about the possibility that the ancient Builders may have used something similar to this machine, only probably much larger in many cases, to do some of the astonishing work we see at certain ancient sites.
We also look at some of Jeffrey's jewelry work, and discuss the interesting possibility that an old mission building in California may show signs of containing very old, high tech stonework concealed within rough adobe and cobblestone walls.



Brothers of the Serpent Episode 194





Be sure to take a look at Jeffrey's blog and his YouTube Channel to see more of his work, and his research into the possibility of the ancients using ultrasonic technology.

Jeffrey sent us a bunch of images which we discuss on the show. Here they are, more or less in the order we discussed them: