In the first half, Director of the Binary Research Institute, archaeo-astronomer Walter Cruttenden discussed how ancient ideas about our solar system being aligned with another star may have significantly influenced the rise and fall of civilizations. He proposed that our Sun is actually in a binary relationship with Barnard's Star, a small red dwarf, which, though technically outside of our solar system, is still quite close at about six light years away. Barnard's Star has been called the Runaway Star, as it's moving between 10 to 100 times faster than any other star that we see in the sky. He believes that its high speed is likely due to it coming into close contact with another star some time in the last 10,000 years. And now, he pointed out, the star is moving directly toward our Sun, "which is what you would expect if we are in a binary star system."
Cruttenden theorized that Barnard's Star is in around a 26,000-year orbit with our Sun, which is roughly the same time period as precession (the cycle of Earth's gradual shifting on its axis). "So this star will spend 12,000 years coming closer to us. And this is in the ancient myths and folklore" -- the idea that cultures go through a cycle of great flourishing, followed by a lower or falling age, which could correspond to the movement of Barnard's Star. Regarding the hypothesized Planet Nine, suggested by gravitational effects and elongated orbits of objects in the outer solar system, Cruttenden suspects that it could actually be Barnard's Star creating these indicators. For more, check out the upcoming CPAK conference on ancient knowledge and precession.
In the latter half, bestselling paranormal and spiritual author Theresa Cheung talked about the power of dreams, and how they can be useful tools to understand and fine-tune our lives. While some people have trouble remembering their dreams, studies show that we have at least 2000 dreams a year and that we dream several times a night, she reported. To increase recall, she suggested taking B vitamins (particularly B6), as well as not using an alarm to wake up if possible, as the jarring sound quickly pulls you out of the dream realm. While there are many schools of interpretation, she views a dream as an opportunity to meet various aspects of your personality. We also are looking at our fears, and "the shadow side-- the part of you you don't want to acknowledge but also the part of you that needs to be unlocked," she revealed.
Cheung believes that "every dream is a piece of precious wisdom" and that one of their primary functions is to help us problem-solve. With highly surreal dreams, it can be intriguing to unpack the symbolism, but more mundane ones can be very helpful because they're "shining the night light on something in your waking life that perhaps you haven't paid enough attention to." If you find that your dreams are tedious and repetitive, "look to your waking life," she advised. "Mix things up a bit, take a different route to work, connect with people that you maybe would not have connected with before...Take a leap of faith every now and again." She also touched on precognitive and lucid dreams and, during the last hour, offered interpretations and commentary on callers' dreams.