In the first half of the program, host Rob Simone (email) welcomed author and researcher Richard Thieme, who spoke about his rigorous study of UFOs and how government intelligence agencies have managed perception of the phenomenon. Thieme shared a story about extraterrestrials from his book Mind Games and noted that the truth about certain topics often can only be told through fiction. "With the evolution of the national security state post World War II, the only way with the degree of compartmentalization, secrecy and classification that we have that the truth about what's inside can be told is through fiction," he said.
Thieme explained how CIA-sponsored publications were used to subtly slant the perceptions of various target groups, as well as how disreputable periodicals, possibly including the CIA-linked National Enquirer, were utilized to discredit certain stories—the ones about UFOs. The government has also used popular entertainment to desensitize citizens to the subject of UFOs since it cannot control the phenomenon, he added. Thieme covered the 1976 Tehran UFO Incident and disclosed information he received from a heavily-decorated fighter pilot regarding the military's involvement in chasing UFOs. "You cannot look at what we document of what the government has been doing in response to [UFOs]... without coming away saying, 'this is real'," he asserted.
In the second part of the show, Tantra experts Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson addressed the big business of online dating and ways couples can create strong intimate relationships. The annual revenue for online dating is about $1.2 billion, Michaels reported. The real money, however, may be in data mining member profiles. "What they sell to the online dater is this idea that the algorithm is going to match them up with a perfect mate... but really they're getting consumers to freely offer up very detailed information about themselves," Johnson revealed.
The couple pointed out some flaws with online dating. These sites reduce individuals to two-dimensional representations but to have fulfilling encounters people must delve into three dimensions, Johnson explained. "The idea that you can just fill out a form and find somebody who's a good match for you is a little bit misguided," Michaels added. They also busted the myth of the soul mate, calling it damaging and prone to bring about disappointment. There are literally thousands of potential partners out there, Michaels suggested.
According to Johnson, communication is key in a romantic relationship but talking is overrated. Michaels recommended couples gaze into each other's eyes. Powerful information is imparted through non-verbal communication, Johnson noted. Chemistry alone is not good enough to sustain a relationship, the two cautioned. Studies show when two people share common adventures their sense of connection increases, Johnson disclosed. They also advised couples to enjoy the intense state of a new relationship but be aware that it will change over time.
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