In the first half, researcher in non-local consciousness and futurist Stephan Schwartz spoke about his research into social transformation and how individuals and small groups can change the course of history. He developed eight laws of change that all promote well-being, some taken from the philosophy of the Quakers. These include:
- The individuals and the group must share a common intention.
- Though they have goals, the group shouldn't have cherished outcomes.
- The individuals and the group must accept that their goal may not be reached in their lifetime, and be OK with this.
- The group members must accept that they may not get credit for their efforts.
- Each person in the group must enjoy fundamental equality, even while allowing for hierarchical roles.
- The individuals must make their private selves consistent with their public postures.
Schwartz discovered that change achieved through violent means tends to have a shorter lifespan than transformations arrived at by consensus or peaceful solutions (like Gandhi). Benjamin Franklin was one of the earliest Americans to practice these type of laws, he said, such as through his creation of micro-lending, and private philanthropy. "When you support well-being," Schwartz remarked, "you get a social policy which is more efficient, more effective, easier to implement, more productive...and much much cheaper." Currently, we are in a civilization-threatening crisis, he continued, and if we don't focus on empowering integrity and connecting with something greater than ourselves, future generations could be in serious trouble.
In the latter half, historian and anthropologist Judd Burton presented his research for ancient giants utilizing anthropological methods, written and oral lore, and archaeological evidence. Giants are described in the Bible as the Nephilim (the progeny of the fallen angels or Watchers) and have also been depicted in various ancient cultures around the world. According to such sources as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the pre-flood giants achieved staggering heights of hundreds of feet tall, while post-flood giants were said to be 12-20 ft. in height, he cited. Burton theorized that pre-flood, environmental conditions on Earth were more oxygenated which might account for the size differences. There are archaeological remains in America of giants, he noted, though researchers must be careful as hoaxing is not uncommon.
One reason it's challenging to find bones of giants is that they may not decompose in the way that humans usually do, he suggested, as they have "angelic" or "transdimensional" pedigrees. He believes the Watchers may have been active during the megalithic area, as civilization suddenly sprung up out of the hunter/gatherer era. As the number of giants began to dwindle, they possibly hired themselves out as mercenaries, he posited, such as in the case of Goliath. Next month, Burton will be one of the presenters at the Sons of God, Giants of Old Conference in Lubbock, Texas.
During the last half-hour, George played a tribute interview of medium Hans Christian King, who passed away in January 2019.