Hy-Brasil was an island which appeared on ancient maps as early as 1325 and into the 1800s. On most maps, it was located roughly 321km (200 miles) off the west coast of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean. One of the most distinctive geographical features of Hy-Brasil on those maps is that it often appears as a circle with a channel (or river) running east to west across the diameter. Stories about the island have circulated throughout Europe for centuries with tales that it was the promised land of saints or a paradise where an advanced civilization lived. In Irish myth, it was said to be clouded in mist except for one day every seven years when it became visible but still could not be reached. Hy-Brasil: The Legendary Phantom Island of Ireland
…and for another ‘phantom island’, this time between Wales and Ireland see my site article: Called to Cares
New Zealand has just set a great example to the world by recognizing what animal lovers have known forever- that our furry friends are as sentient as we are, and (obviously, dur) they have feelings just like we do. It’s a theme we have coveredtime and again here at True Activist, but this landmark ruling by NZ is the first time this shift in perception and policy has been extended to all animals, not just chimpanzees, orangutans, or dolphins.
The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, passed last month, aims to make it easier to prosecute people in animal cruelty cases, as well as banning animal testing and research.
People with schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions that cause severely impaired mental functioning, have sometimes inexplicably recovered their memories and clarity of mind shortly before death. Their minds have seemed to return in an amazingly complete and coherent form, even as their brains have deteriorated further than ever.
Patients who aren’t even able to remember their own names for years may suddenly recognize their family members and have normal conversations with them about the past, present, and future. No one knows how this happens.
In the spiritual community, ethnic fraud and cultural appropriation is a huge problem which only seems to be getting worst. I have noticed that Romany Gypsy, African and Native American cultures are defrauded the most. However, there are others and to which extent depends on trends. I’m sure that if Polynesian magic becomes a ‘thing’ then there will soon be many people claiming Polynesian ancestry selling their “Authentic Polynesian Guardian Angel Spray” on Facebook groups.
A documentary on the alleged true story of a man who believes he gained inside knowledge about a top secret antigravity spaceship has recently been released, despite the death of the movie’s creator in 2013. The filmmaker’s estate released the video on Vimeo earlier this month.