Brothers of the Serpent
Brothers of the Serpent
Brothers of the Serpent
Two brothers explore the mysteries of the ages, the ancients, and the modern day.
Episode #175: Seriah's Mechanism
We are joined this week by Seriah Azkath, from the Where Did the Road Go podcast, to talk about an idea he's been working on for a while now. We discuss poltergeist activity, bigfoot, UFOs, time loops, ghosts, EVP, Point Pleasant and the Mothman, Men in Black, Near Death Experiences, parapsychology and ESP abilities, and retrocausality, and how all of these might in some way be either part of the same phenomena, or be multiple phenomena resulting from the same underlying cause. A big part of this is Seriah's point that many of these seemingly disparate types of events have similar features;  for example, the kinds of things that people call "poltergeists" when they happen in a house, are attributed to sasquatch when they happen in the wilderness. A glowing light floating around in an abandoned building is a "ghost", while a glowing light in the sky is a "UFO". Retrocausality is a big part of the function of the Mechanism that Seriah is proposing....that events in the future can have an effect on the present, through the medium of consciousness. We discuss how this has been demonstrated multiple times in different studies, and how this might tie together a lot of incidents that are attributed to different types of experiences. Brothers of the Serpent Episode 175 If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element
Nov 26
Episode #174: Bronze Age Atlantis
We are joined once again by Snakeforce member Tony Petrangelo to continue discussing the topic of Plato's Atlantis, and whether this story could have possibly been referring to the time period of the bronze age collapse and the invasion of Egypt by the mysterious "Sea People". Tony leads us through the complexities of bronze age civilizations in the Mediterranean, looking at clay tablets of letters being written from one king to another describing the state of their kingdoms and the problems they were facing.  We also look at the description of the invasion and defeat of the Sea People in Egypt, how they were described, and what they were called, and where they may have been from. In the end, what Tony is showing us are the correlations to these events and some of the details given by Plato. He doesn't have a "location" of Atlantis, or an idea of "who" the "Atlanteans" were. Rather, he is looking at the evidence to see if this may have been the time period for the events described by Plato. Here is a list of the sources Tony used for this episode: Books Meet me in Atlantis by Mark Adams Sunken Kingdom by Peter James 1177 BC by Eric Cline Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC–1000 BC by Andrea Salimbeti & Raffaele D’Amato Seagoing Ships & Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant by Shelley Wachsmann Exodus to Arthur by Mike Baillie Papers Literary History in the Parian Marble by Andrea Rotstein A Mycenaean Fountain on the Athenian Acropolis by Oscar Broneer Athens in the Late Bronze Age by Oscar Broneer Landscape Changes around Tiryns during the Bronze Age by Eberhard Zangger The Great Karnak Inscription of Merneptah: Grand Strategy in the 13th Century B.C. by Colleen Manassa Darnell Libyan Trade and Society on the Eve of the Invasions of Egypt by Seth Richardson The Role of the Lukka People in Late Bronze Age Anatolia by Trevor Bryce The Ethnicity of the Sea Peoples by Frederik Christiaan Woudhuizen Connected Histories: the Dynamics of Bronze Age Interaction and Trade 1500–1100 bc by Kristian Kristiansen & Paulina Suchowska-Ducke New technologies and transformations in the European Bronze Age: the case of Naue II swords by Paulina Suchowska-Ducke Brothers of the Serpent Episode 174 If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element
Nov 18
Episode #173: UFOs - Part 3
Marty Garza returns yet again to continue our deep dive into the subject of UFOs. This time we focus specifically on accounts centering around WWII. For the first two segments, Marty recounts many sightings of anomalous objects seen in the sky in the Americas and Europe from the 1930s through the 1950s, especially during the period of the war, and how these objects were reported. In the second half of the show, we look at the evidence of Nazi secret technologies, what the Axis powers thought of the many anomalous sightings, and what tech the Nazis may have had that could have accounted for(or couldn't account for), the sightings of these objects. Brothers of the Serpent Episode 173 If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element
Nov 12
Episode #172: The Velikovsky Heresies - Part 4
This is the final part of our deep dive into Laird Scranton's The Velikovsky Heresies. For this final part we look at more evidence of ancient astronomers apparently seeing Venus in strange places or in ways that do not match current models. We read about Venus' apparently young surface, thin lithosphere that consists of one single "tectonic plate", its active vulcanism, and evidence of upper atmospheric lightning. We read about Venus having a very rare chemical in its atmosphere that is usually only found associated with cometary bodies. The book wraps up with a concise list of interesting points that seem to indicate that modern scientific discoveries do sometimes support some of Velikovsky's predictions, and whether this means all of his ideas were right or not is still a matter up for debate. Much thanks to our friends over at Inner Traditions for allowing us to read large excerpts from one of their publications. Make sure to visit their online store and purchase a copy of The Velikovsky Heresies for yourself, or you can get it from Amazon. Thanks to Henry Hablak for the awesome show art! Brothers of the Serpent Episode 172 If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element
Nov 4
Episode #171: The Velikovsky Heresies - Part 3
After returning from our trip through Arizona and Utah with Randall and Brad, we come back to the Tangent Cube at the end of the week for the next installment of our deep dive into The Velikovsky Heresies by Laird Scranton. This episode we talk a lot about magnetism, remnant magnetism in lunar rocks, and calendar changes made by multiple ancient civilizations all around the same time. We talk about immense climate changes that accompanied the sudden change from a 360 day calendar year to a 365 day calendar year. We also read about problems with various types of radioactive decay dating techniques, and how without knowing the exact amount of certain materials that existed in rock at the time of its formation, these techniques cannot give accurate dates, even assuming that the radioactive decay rate is a constant. Much thanks to our friends over at Inner Traditions for allowing us to read large excerpts from one of their publications. Make sure to visit their online store and purchase a copy of The Velikovsky Heresies for yourself, or you can get it from Amazon. Thanks to Henry Hablak for the awesome show art! Brothers of the Serpent Episode 171 If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element
Oct 31
SnakeBytes: Roadsode with Randall
 Here's the roadsode. We talk about the Arizona/Utah trip with Randall. More to come soon! We're going to bed now. Enjoy! SnakeByte Road Episode If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element
Oct 27
Episode #170: The Velikovsky Heresies - Part 2
For part two of our deep dive into The Velikovsky Heresies by Laird Scranton, we talk about the mechanics of the solar system, of circular orbits, of retrograde motion. We talk about the "n-body problem" of physics and how the motions of all the bodies in the solar system is, over the long term, an exercise in chaos mathematics. We read about how Velikovsky was in communication with Einstein before his death, and that Einstein was skeptical at first but was impressed when one of Velikovsky's predictions proved to be accurate. We read about ancient records comparing Venus to comets and supernova that were visible in the daytime, and about the strange properties of the core of Jupiter. Much thanks to our friends over at Inner Traditions for allowing us to read large excerpts from one of their publications. Make sure to visit their online store and purchase a copy of The Velikovsky Heresies for yourself, or you can get it from Amazon. Thanks to Henry Hablak for the awesome show art! Brothers of the Serpent Episode 170 If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element
Oct 14
Episode #169: The Velikovsky Heresies - Part 1
Kyle was out of town for most of this week so this show was late, but on Friday night we finally managed to get in the Tangent Cube and record it. We're starting a new SnakeBros book report, this one on Laird Scranton's excellent book The Velikovsky Heresies. On this episode we cover Laird's intro to the book and the first few chapters, discussing the controversy that Velikovsky's work caused, and Laird's purpose in writing the book, which was to see if Velikovsky's ideas hold up to modern science and the enormous amount of new understanding we have gathered about our solar system since the writing Velikovsky's works. Much thanks to our friends over at Inner Traditions for allowing us to read large excerpts from one of their publications. Make sure to visit their online store and purchase a copy of The Velikovsky Heresies for yourself, or you can get it from Amazon. Thanks to Henry Hablak for the awesome show art! Brothers of the Serpent Episode 169 If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element
Oct 10
Episode #168: Saudi Arabia and the Mountain of Moses
This week we are joined once again by Bob Johnson for the first hour of the show to talk about his experiences in Egypt and Saudi Arabia as a geologist, this time in the context of the subject of the story of Exodus. Bob directed us to watch a short documentary detailing a possible "alternate route" to the legendary Mount Sinai, the Mountain of Moses. That mountain is commonly thought to be in the Sinai peninsula, but the documentary shows that it may actually be in Saudi Arabia, on the eastern side of the Gulf of Aqaba. There are many features and places besides the mountain itself that seem to match up with the story told in Exodus, lending credence to this possibility. Bob spent decades working in this area and knows the geology very well, so as we go through the evidence for this alternate possibility, he gives his own thoughts on the pros and cons of the concept. There is a lot of map work in this part of the show, so we did record some video of Bob pointing to places on the map for the first hour, which you can see if you go to our Youtube channel. Below are links to the documentary itself and a few screenshots of the maps of the area. Brothers of the Serpent Episode 168 If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element Finding the Mountain of Moses documentary The Red SeaGulf of Suez(left) and Gulf of Aqaba(right) on the north end of the Red  Sea Gulf of AqabaNuweibaa Delta in the Gulf of Aqaba Straits of Tiran on the southern end of the Gulf of Aqaba "Split Rock" geological feature in Saudi Arabia
Oct 2
Episode #167: Plato, Timaeus, and Atlantis
This week we are joined by another SnakeForce guest, Tony Petrangelo. Tony is an active member in the Discord and has been heavily researching Plato, Socrates, the Mediterranean Bronze Age civilizations, and Atlantis. We asked Tony to come on the show and talk to us about his research and his take on the Timaeus dialogue. He gives an excellent presentation, taking us through select parts of the text, providing context, opinions of academics, Neo-Platonics, and other researchers, along with his own particular take on what Plato may be talking about. This is excellent information for anyone interested in the concept of Atlantis. See more of Tony's research on Atlantis at his website, https://atlantis.fyi/ Below are some links Tony sent for anyone wishing to do further research: Timaeus (Jowett translation) Critias (Jowett translation) Timaeus and Critias (Taylor translation) Plato’s Forms, Pythagorean Mathematics, and Stichometry by JB Kennedy The Musical Structure of Plato’s Dialogues by JB Kennedy The Cosmic Serpent by Victor Clube and Bill Napier Literary History in the Parian Marble by Andrea Rotstein Atlantipedia Atlantis-Scout And of course, check the Library of the Serpent, which is full of relevant material. Brothers of the Serpent Episode 167 If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element Shadows in a Cave
Sep 25
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