A post today covering various thungs…
(I’m practising my New Zealand accent)
First Thung ~
Marie Rigaud – our beloved companion on two of our tours now and soon to be three – is wanting to go to Bhutan. But she’s wondering if anyone wants to go with her.
She is coming on our Mother Ganga Spiritual tour in September – and she plans to go to Bhutan before we start in Delhi on Sept 14th.
Jennifer and I are going to Bhutan after the tour finishes – at the beginning of October – to film with His Royal Highness the Prince of Bhutan for the PGS documentary.
If you’re interested in accompanying Marie to Bhutan, please get in touch with her via the comment section on this blog.
2nd Thung ~
I’ve now confirmed a few more very exciting interviews for the PGS Intuition film – the latest being Dr. John Geiger. Dr. Geiger is the Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, as well as Senior Fellow at Massey College at Toronto University.
But his big claim to fame, and the reason I’m interviewing him for the film, is he wrote a book called THE THIRD MAN FACTOR, which details a phenomenon which many adventurers and explorers have experienced at times of extreme exhaustion, and near death.
It’s a phenomenon whereby an ethereal being appears and helps guide them to safety. It’s a term which the Antarctic explorer Shackleton termed, after he experienced this himself. A “third man” to his team guided them to safety when they were lost in the icy wastelands.
Here is a synopsis of his book –
The Third Man Factor is an extraordinary account of how people at the very edge of death often sense an unseen presence beside them who encourages them to make one final effort to survive. This incorporeal being offers a feeling of hope, protection, and guidance, and leaves the person convinced he or she is not alone. There is a name for this phenomenon: it’s called the Third Man Factor.
If only a handful of people had ever encountered the Third Man, it might be dismissed as an unusual delusion shared by a few overstressed minds. But over the years, the experience has occurred again and again, to 9/11 survivors, mountaineers, divers, polar explorers, prisoners of war, sailors, shipwreck survivors, aviators, and astronauts. All have escaped traumatic events only to tell strikingly similar stories of having sensed the close presence of a helper or guardian. The force has been explained as everything from hallucination to divine intervention. Recent neurological research suggests something else.
Bestselling and award-winning author John Geiger has completed six years of physiological, psychological, and historical research on the Third Man. He blends his analysis with compelling human stories such as that of Ron DiFrancesco, the last survivor to escape the World Trade Center on 9/11; Ernest Shackleton, the legendary explorer whose account of the Third Man inspired T. S. Eliot to write of it in The Waste Land; Jerry Linenger, a NASA astronaut who experienced the Third Man while aboard the Mir space station—and many more.
Dr. Geiger has also written a book called THE ANGEL EFFECT, that similarly documents true accounts of experiences with what can only be described as angels.
Dr. Geiger has agreed to an interview for my film – and I’m delighted.
3rd Thung ~
A wonderful lady named Monica Schwartz emailed me overnight to say that she’d done a review of my book – THE WAY, MY WAY – for her website.
Her website is very elegant, and covers all the good things of life – food, travel. music, films and books. It’s called LIFE OUT OF BOUNDS.
Here is the review, and her website:
It’s well worth taking a look through – because apart from anything else, those of you who are interested in a Hawaii PGS hook-up will find that Monica knows Hawaii really well.
That’s all for now. I have to go and have dinner.
I thunk it’s fush and chups.