William Stickevers specializes in archetypal, financial, and geopolitical astrology. In the first half, he spoke about planetary alignments (such as the Saturn-Uranus square) and specific cycles that indicate we are in the midst of geopolitical and economic upheavals (view related graphics). He believes different responses to COVID and the vaccine are triggering societal unrest, and we could even see political revolution by 2025. He sees the US moving closer to a possible "high-intensity conflict" with China between now and 2023-2025. Stickevers cautioned that people are ignoring warning signs in the stock market and may be stuck with big losses by December of this year. Previous Saturn-Uranus alignments occurred during the market crashes of 2000-2001, and 2008-2009, he pointed out.
He views the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as part of the Saturn-Uranus cycle. Based on the astrology, "I think holding bitcoin for the long term is the highest upside, lowest-risk financial strategy," he remarked. Bitcoin represents a paradigm shift, he continued, and while it can drop down 50% in value, it swings back up and based on its previous growth patterns by 2024-2025, a single coin could be worth $1 million. The Fed is planning to reset its system with a central bank digital currency and "programmable money," and Stickevers suggested that fiat currency will no longer even exist by 2032. During the second hour, he gave readings for callers using horary astrology, answering yes or no type questions with on-the-fly horoscopes serving as a kind of oracle.
Robert E. Bartholomew, PhD, is a medical sociologist who teaches social sciences in New Zealand, and is the co-author of Havana Syndrome with UCLA neurologist Robert Baloh. In the latter half, he presented their contention that supposed energy attacks on American diplomats worldwide (known as Havana Syndrome) actually stem from instances of mass psychogenic illness or hysteria rather than from covert weapons or technology. Baloh and Bartholomew spent four and a half years studying the cases, and found that some of the physical symptoms like brain damage and hearing loss were not significant, or they were minor anomalies that could be found among average citizens.
He explained that cases of mass hysteria could be looked at as a form of the placebo effect in reverse. People can make themselves sick based on a belief, and this may be amplified within a group structure. He cited an example of this in Maryland just after 9-11. A man sprayed an unknown chemical in the subway, and 35 people who breathed the fumes collapsed or had physical symptoms and were rushed to the hospital. The substance turned out to be a common window cleaner that people might smell every day. When the diplomats were on high alert over Havana Syndrome, they might have viewed things like transient tinnitus or even the sound of loud insects as possible attacks, he continued. The National Academy of Sciences concluded that the most likely explanation for Havana Syndrome is 'the Frey Effect,' which involves pulsed microwave radiation. However, Bartholomew found this to be baseless, and believes the US government may be embarrassed to admit that it's mass hysteria, as they're possibly invested in the idea of blaming would-be enemies like China or Russia for secretive attacks.