Investigation of phenomena beyond the range of human perception and physical measurement, carrying the traditions of the Borderland Sciences into the future.
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notestotheexecutive points out "In an Open-Minded Way – Jack Hunter on an Ethnography of Anomalous Phenomena":

“William James in the 19th century…wrote that “no account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded”. James stressed the fact that our understanding of reality will be limited, and hence fundamentally flawed, if we fail to take into account all aspects of existence – no matter how weird and unusual they are. To ignore these “anomalous” phenomena and experiences is to arbitrarily neglect a facet of the human condition and of reality as a whole.”

notestotheexecutive points out "In an Open-Minded Way – Jack Hunter on an Ethnography of Anomalous Phenomena":

William James in the 19th century…wrote that “no account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded”. James stressed the fact that our understanding of reality will be limited, and hence fundamentally flawed, if we fail to take into account all aspects of existence – no matter how weird and unusual they are. To ignore these “anomalous” phenomena and experiences is to arbitrarily neglect a facet of the human condition and of reality as a whole.”

This day being July 10, 2012, we take a moment now to mark the birth of Nikola Tesla, a man who is known by many for his work in the development of Alternating Current, for his quirks of character, for being an “enemy” of Thomas Edison, and for being a vampire on a science-fiction television program. Hailed as a “geek icon”, Tesla may be more well-known today than any time since his death, but how many are interested in the work he was actually pioneering on the borderland of science, work that is now largely relegated to the fringe?
While we may applaud his development of alternating current and radio, or marvel at the effects of Tesla coils and plasma lamps, these must be seen as the beginnings, and not the ending, of what are Tesla’s great contributions to science and society, and there is much left to be learned from his research. As far as we appear to have come, there is further to go if we are to understand, recreate, and expand on the theories and technologies he envisioned. There is more to Tesla than meets the eye.
Extensive Tesla research by electrical engineer Eric Dollard
Gerry Vassilatos’s "The Ray of Discovery": Ray I: Nikola Tesla (video, 90m)
George Trinkaus’s "The Tesla Mystique" debunks some of the myths to rediscover the real Nikola Tesla
The slightly kooky DIY Tesla Spirit Radio (for Communicating with Mars?)

This day being July 10, 2012, we take a moment now to mark the birth of Nikola Tesla, a man who is known by many for his work in the development of Alternating Current, for his quirks of character, for being an “enemy” of Thomas Edison, and for being a vampire on a science-fiction television program. Hailed as a “geek icon”, Tesla may be more well-known today than any time since his death, but how many are interested in the work he was actually pioneering on the borderland of science, work that is now largely relegated to the fringe?

While we may applaud his development of alternating current and radio, or marvel at the effects of Tesla coils and plasma lamps, these must be seen as the beginnings, and not the ending, of what are Tesla’s great contributions to science and society, and there is much left to be learned from his research. As far as we appear to have come, there is further to go if we are to understand, recreate, and expand on the theories and technologies he envisioned. There is more to Tesla than meets the eye.

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occultist points to esotericworld:

At over 3,000-years-old and discovered as recently as 1987, Sanxingdui is perhaps the most enigmatic culture revealed from ancient China. There are no writings, historical records, or even myths of this unique civilization. The only information archaeologists have are the visually striking artifacts that have been found. An entire museum has been dedicated to the findings at Sanxingdui. The jade, bronze and gold statues and masks are created in a style unlike anything else seen from that time or region. 
History is a mystery.

A few links for digging into the mystery of the Sanxingdui culture:
Sanxingdui (Jimmy Wales Project)
"The Finds at Sanxingdui" (nga.gov)
"Sanxingdui mask relics record traces of Bronze Age" (chinadaily.com.cn)
"History Wonders of Sanxingdui" (china.org.cn)
Sanxingdui Museum (chinamuseums.com)

occultist points to esotericworld:

At over 3,000-years-old and discovered as recently as 1987, Sanxingdui is perhaps the most enigmatic culture revealed from ancient China. There are no writings, historical records, or even myths of this unique civilization. The only information archaeologists have are the visually striking artifacts that have been found. An entire museum has been dedicated to the findings at Sanxingdui. The jade, bronze and gold statues and masks are created in a style unlike anything else seen from that time or region. 

History is a mystery.

A few links for digging into the mystery of the Sanxingdui culture: