But the way-out-of-the-mainstream info here isn't the stuff sought by government overthrowers or paramilitary groups, Stonier notes. The GSC keeps its wary eyes on health issues. "Now, that can be physical health, mental health, spiritual health, metaphysical health, financial health or political health," he reveals, admitting that the presenters here are working unusual angles. "We have a lot of people whose spouses think they're crazy," he chuckles. "I would say we have one of the finest groups of politically incorrect people in the country that attend."
A quick scan of the GSC schedule supports his claim. Speakers on day one include Dannion Brinkley, author of Saved by the Light, who's had three near-death experiences and appeared on Oprah and Larry King Live. Later that night, Denver resident Neil Slade will discuss his current self-help tome, The Frontal Lobes Supercharge, a guide to turning on "the other 90 percent" of the human brain. This year's Congress will include four Colorado speakers, the largest tally ever; Stonier says the Front Range has steadily become a hotbed for thinkers who embrace such ideas. "A number of them are moving into the area. They feel the energies are good here."
On Friday, Barbara Nicholson will discuss a secret revealed to her from a Hopi shaman, whose prophecy of the pending demise of the United States was discovered "written in petroglyphs on a giant rock in Arizona." "The man told Barbara she couldn't reveal the secret until after he left this earth," Stonier reveals, "but he died this summer, so now she can talk about it." What else lies in store for the curious visitor? "Well," Stonier says, "we also have a speak-to-your-animals thing. If you've got a dog and you don't understand him, we have a woman who'll interview the dog and tell you why he won't do what he's supposed to do."
Then there's Bart Flick, a Georgia pediatrician who left his practice two years ago to develop "one of the greatest boons to mankind," a washable bandage called the Silverlon, which makes its debut at the Congress. "It's something that should be in every hospital and clinic in the world. But the three-letter boys," Stonier says, referring to the FDA, "can't understand how a bandage can be used, laundered and reused with the same efficacy. And we'll have Allen Ames; he's an inventor from Houston. He's gonna talk about some kind of device that levitates or some damn thing or other. I'm no expert on any of this, mind you. I've just evolved into a sort of clearinghouse for this kind of information."
Stonier got his start in the world of the otherworldly while researching "subtle energies." His studies involved analyzing and manipulating the low-voltage electrical signals within the human body. Practitioners can open the body's clogged electrical pathways and communicate with others via these minor electrical currents. "Every person has a frequency," he notes, though he's forgotten just what his is. "Whether you believe it or not, even that chair you're sitting in has a frequency." By using these currents, Stonier says, his peers have been able to monitor the health of Apollo astronauts in space. They have also healed strangers across the globe, rid fields of agricultural pests and performed other mind-bending machinations.
"But that's all radionics stuff, and we don't do much with that anymore," Stonier notes. "It's kind of old hat." A fresher topic among Global thinkers is "chem trails," plumes expelled from passing jets that are believed to contain harmful chemicals that are damaging the health of Americans, particularly in the West. Kansas City and Casper, Wyoming, are frequent targets for chem trailers. Is this by design, part of some sinister plot? "Who knows?" Stonier wonders.
Stonier admits that foisting such theories on the public generates charges of crackpot thinking. "Oh, yeah. It's easy to be down on what you're not up on. That happens most of the time, with a lot of things. They made fun of Dannion Brinkley with his near-death experience. Now there are thousands of these things publicized."
Stonier is hopeful that he can someday say the same about his current crop of speakers, many of whom he expects to change a few perceptions during their time at the GSC podium. "We had an airline pilot came here last year, and he told us, 'You've changed my life,'" Stonier recalls. "He found out how to take better care of himself with preventive health care, and he might have found out about some of the problems that go on with political coverups. If you come here and you're open-minded, you might come away with something that might be of great help to you. Sometimes we get 'em in here and we get 'em converted--you can't never tell," he adds. Despite the dubious public? "Oh, we don't worry about that," he says with pride. "Our motto is 'Normal people are soooo boring.'"
Global Sciences Congress, August 12-16, Holiday Inn Northglenn, 10 East 120th Avenue; call 303-452-9000 for admission prices and information.