I had something of the intellectual version of that experience while searching for a topic for today's post. On days when nothing in the news presents itself, I usually just snoop around on search engines until something comes up. The keywords "weird news" are usually fruitful in this regard, and within short order I had found a possibility -- a website about Cadborosaurus, a mythical dinosaur species that supposedly accounts for sea serpent sightings off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. (At first I misread this as "Cadburysaurus" and wondered if they were hatched from chocolate creme eggs, but sadly, this was not the case.) But while I was reading about various sightings of the mysterious sea serpent, I was distracted by a link on the Cadborosaurus article to another site, which was called "Psychic Sasquatch Revisited."
Now, that sounded more interesting than sea serpents, so I clicked on the link. I was brought to an article by a fellow named (I am so not making this up) Kewaunee Lapseritis, which to me sounds like the name of an obscure gastrointestinal disorder. Lapseritis has written a new book, entitled The Sasquatch People, and the website acts as if this book is some kind of cross between Earth in the Balance, Chariots of the Gods, and the bible. Here's a brief excerpt from the preface, written by a guy named Christopher Murphy:
"He [Kewaunee Lapseritis] elaborates on why they are humanoid beings and their purpose here is based on 32 years (out of the 55 years researching them) interacting with the giants (and ETs). Kewaunee draws information from 187 witnesses who also experienced telepathic communication. Quantum physics that describe the reality of mental telepathy, invisibility, inter-dimensionalism, and other PSI phenomena, actually juxtapose psychic Sasquatch and ET behavior."
Not only that: on this website you can purchase your very own SasqWatch, a wristwatch with a band shaped like a huge, hairy foot.
So I thought, "Wow, this is pretty fertile ground. Plus, I really enjoy saying 'Kewaunee Lapseritis.' I bet I could make a blog post about this." Then I noticed a link on that website for yet another website. This link was entitled, "Mayastar: Pleiadian DNA Clearing." So I clicked on that, and was brought to a website for the "Mayastar Academy of Natural Healing and Spiritual Development."
Here is only the very first paragraph of their mission statement:
"The Pleiadian DNA Clearing & Activation Attunement Programme is a series of 7 attunements facilitated by the Pleiadian Light Beings of the Star Alcyone. These activations work on an etheric level to awaken and develop the full 12 strand DNA system that is the inheritance of all humans. This awakens additional spiritual healing capacities and talents within us which can assist us and enhance our lives in many ways. This system clears any blockages and activates the dormant elements of your DNA coding in order to fulfil the potential of your spiritual energetic blueprint."
Wow. Yeah. I mean, my only question would be, "What?" What is all that supposed to mean? So unfortunately for me, I began to snoop around on the website.
I very quickly found out that to go through all of the nonsense on this website would take days -- there are books for sale, crystals (of course) for sale, instructions for mystical rituals regarding "focusing energy from Ancient Egypt and the Pyramids," courses on using Norse runes for divination, something called "Rainbow Sequence Healing Techniques," and... and... and enormous amounts of other stuff. I know that sounds lame, but I was just overwhelmed. I was faced with a source from which I literally had too much material to write a coherent post. I think that was the point where my brain gave a little kick with the old mental scuba fins and zoomed right out over the edge of the Blue Hole.
I've made the statement before that the the credulousness of the public and the greed of the purveyors of sham worldviews seem to be boundless. The bottom of that Blue Hole apparently doesn't exist. I find it astonishing that anyone would look at this website, regardless of his/her level of education, background in science and critical thinking, or philosophical stance, and not guffaw and say, "wow, what a load of bullshit." But evidently "Mayastar" is a successful business enterprise, to judge by the fact that the "Academy" has had over 700 students, and their website has been "liked" on Facebook over 200 times.
And that's what I mean about swimming out over the edge, and the disorientation that results. Because after reading about Mayastar, I'm thinking that Kewaunee Lapseritis' studies of psychic communication with Bigfoot sound by comparison like they're pretty well grounded in reality. And from there, I'd believe in Cadborosaurus even if they were hatched from chocolate creme eggs.