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Gehlen's memoirs are an interesting read and a remarkable view behind the scenes of the eastern front and the fully idiot decisions imposed by politicians (read Hitler), overruling the best military strategies. But don't expect dangerous revelations. Although there's an intriguing claim that Martin Bormann, chief of the Nazi party organization, was a Soviet spy personally protected by Hitler. Also...

TIDBITS The sophists were skeptics who doubted the possibility of attaining true knowledge of anything. They emphasized the practical application of rhetoric in civic and political life. Some claimed that they could teach both a thing and its opposite, simultaneously arguing both thesis and antithesis. One of the founders of sophism was Gorgias a Sicilian philosopher, orator, and rhetorician who settled...

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.  —  Oscar Wilde [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down=''] The most dangerous of all sciences is that of molding mass opinion, because it would enable anyone to govern the whole world.  — Talbot Mundy [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='' down=''] From...

Some Tidbits, a backstory on Otto Maier's vague experiments in the Harz, the electromagnetic Fields and the research of Dr. Michael Persinger -  Dr. Michael Persinger, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Ontario, Canada’s Laurentian University, and a well-respected scientist.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Persinger His work with electromagnetic fields and their influences on the human brain includes the use of temporal lobe stimulation...

What's concealed in the encrypted notes of Otto Maier? And why are they so important to so many powerful organisations after all these years? Maybe it is the business of science to predict. An exact science like astronomy can usually make very acurate predictions indeed. A chemist makes a precise predicition every time he writes a formula. It's shown that rythm...

Tidbits on the tale of Holle's kitten. There is a mountain in Hessen, Germany called the Meissner where one still can find traces of the central German goddess Holle, Holda or Helja. It's a place where her cult seems to have survived for a long time. There are roads going to the mountaintop and there are many hiking paths. Close to...

A true backstory on Reinhard Gehlen and the fear of his "Now it can be told"-book Reinhard Gehlen, founder and head of the Bundesnachrichtendienst or BND, the Federal intelligence service in the days of the cold war, has enjoyed a publicity remarkable for one who, ostensibly (not to say ostentatiously), has fled the limelight. For in the days of his power...

In its origine a rune is a puzzle and a mystery above all else. It is just later that the term is utilized to assign a letter or writing symbol. In antiquated times the term was undoubtedly used to assign an assortment of signs and symbols, of which only a certain codified group became the runestaves employed in writing natural...

In “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu said “All wars are based on deception.” What worked in ancient times more than ever applies now too. Mythological goddess quarrels started the Trojan War.  It all started when Eris, the goddess of discord, realized that she had not been invited to the marriage of the King Peleus with the sea Nymph Thetis, a...