Former National Geographic Magazine staff writer Ann Williams specializes in writing about the ancient world and cultural heritage preservation. In the first half, she spoke about various archaeological discoveries around the world, as well as ancient Egypt. She detailed research into Otzi the Iceman, whose body was preserved in a glacier for 5,000 years, and was accidentally discovered by hikers in 1991. With increased permafrost melting in places like Alaska, buried artifacts have been emerging, including such things as carved masks and tusks. Archaeologists have been rushing to gather these objects before they rot in the thawed conditions, she reported. At one of the Alaskan dig sites, an archaeologist showed Williams a mud ball that contained a wad of green grass. "This grass was cut when William Shakespeare walked the Earth," he marveled to her.
She talked about cuneiform clay tablets discovered in Egypt, dated to around 1360 BC, which were like the letters of the day used by diplomats in the Egyptian kingdom to communicate with other nations in the Middle East. Williams noted that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb, and she plans to be in the Valley of the Kings for the anniversary celebration in November. King Tut, who died at just 19-years-old, had only four rooms to his tomb, but they were chocked full of items he could presumably use in the next world, such as chariots, statues, ritual beds, chests filled with jewelry, mummified food, and jars of wine from his own vineyards. Williams also described China's intriguing Terracotta Army, funerary sculptures that were buried with the country's Emperor around 210 BC, and rediscovered in 1974 by local farmers.
In the latter half, C2C's investigative reporter Cheryll Jones presented her interview with animal psychic Amelia Kinkade, who teaches people to better communicate with pets and other creatures using a kind of telepathy. "Everybody, to some degree, has psychic ability," she told Cheryll. "It's a matter of learning how to access a part of you that can receive information from the outside." This info can take the form of pictures, thoughts, tastes, words, and smells. Kinkade teaches people to ask questions of animals, whether alive or in spirit, and then listen for their answers without the use of language. This communication, she said, is facilitated by tuning into the ocean of electromagnetic vibrations that exist around us.
To foster animal communication, she recommends quieting the mind and emotions, and then sending love to the creature-- that's when you may suddenly receive an impression. When using these techniques to decipher pet illnesses, Kinkade explained that you might get a sensation of pain, as you are feeling what's happening inside the animal's body. Our energetic fields extend far outside of the body, and that's what makes this communication possible, she stated. Further, animals react to our emotions-- when we're stressed out, this stresses out the pet, so in terms of healing, it's helpful to send positive energy their way, she added.