Many of you sent me this, and it is a revealing article, for many reasons, some of them geopolitical, and some of them "cosmo-political" (and again my thanks to Mr. P.T. for coining this term).

India, it seems, is set to launch a new satellite - its first - to Mars, complete with an experiments package and mapping-imaging functions:

Mars mission not for pride but for meaningful research: ISRO

One individual suggested this was geopolitical in nature, a "demonstration of capability" for India, which, as the article suggests, would be "the sixth country to launch a mission to Mars after the U.S., Russia, Europe, Japan and China." In other words, three of the five BRICSA nations would have a demonstrated ability to conduct interplanetary space missions, though one of those nations, Russia, has been plagued with difficulties in its space program as the loss of its Phobos-Grunt probe demonstrated.

The geopolitical, and cosmo-political, agenda is suggested by the statements of K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO):

“'Our (Mars mission) experiments are planned in such a way that you can decide when you want to put on each of these systems', Radhakrishnan said.

“'If we succeed (in the mission), it positions India into group of countries who will have the ability to look at Mars.

"'In future, certainly, there will be synergy between various countries in such exploration. That’s taking place. That time India will be a country to be counted', he said."

While the first statement above makes it sound as if India has designed a series of modular satellites - i.e., a satellite platform with the flexibility to be equipped with various experimental packages prior to launch(and I have no idea if that is the case or not. Radhakirshnan's statement simply implies that) - I suggest that the real agenda here is the geopolitical and cosmo-political one that Mr. Radhakrishnan suggests: the future inevitably will involve direct human missions to and exploration of Mars, and India wants to be a part of it.

The real question is why everyone - including now India - wants to go at all, and I suspect that readers here already know the reasons: Mars, to paraphrase Carl Sagan, has surprises. That's a euphemistic way of admitting what cannot be admitted: Mars shows every sign of having anomalous and potentially artificial features on its surface, but we won't really know for sure, until we go there ourselves and look with our own eyes.  Thus far, only the Russians, the USA, and the Europeans have published the strangely suggestive photos they took. Japan and China have been less forthcoming. The debates sparked by those photos are well known and we needn't rehearse them here. Just google the names Richard Hoagland, Mark Carlotto, John Brandenburg, to name but a few, and you'll see. When those debates are placed into the wider context of human myths and planetary lore, the picture, and the stakes, become much larger. And India certainly has more than its fair share of such myths and lore. There is a hidden pressure switch on all of this, and that is that troublesome "Tower of Babel Moment" that in my opinion must be a factor, though a carefully and closely held secret factor, in space and strategic planning, for those myths also indicate that as humanity approached a state of global unity and technological capability, "interventions" occurred to knock human civilization down a few pegs.

The Indians know this story well. Their myth and lore are full of such interventions, so India's attitude toward what it sees and finds on Mars will be one to watch.

See you on the flip side.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. DownunderET on July 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    India is going to Mars, well that’s fantastic, another real player in the “race”.

    The only thing I want to know is “WHERE” on Mars are they going to land.

    I’ll lay odds its Cydonia, because that’s where all the good stuff is.

  2. Robert Barricklow on July 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Second try.
    A mission to Mars is having about a nuch chance as a JFK witness or a Whitey Bulger withness.
    A sort of: cutting-out the witness, before they see what’s happening with Mars. Like percertion managemen, only space management; controlling the perceptions of Mars, sometimes before launch.

  3. marcos toledo on July 30, 2013 at 10:17 am

    So India is sending probes to Mars anyone want to take bets on whether it will technically fail like the Russian, ESA and some of the USA Mars probes conveniently did before or after reaching their target. Makes you really wonder what NASA and it’s masters are hiding about the real Mars just speculating.

    • MQ on July 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      I’m wondering who *besides* NASA is hiding what’s on Mars? Martians? Breakaway civ? Some other galactic policeman?

  4. Sagnacity on July 30, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Today, in 2013, does India have satellites doing advanced photo mapping of the earth? The reason for asking: What kind of pictures from orbit would an Indian satellite Mars probe be capable of sending back?

    In the future I’m sure India could develop all sorts of very capable mapping satellites, but what exists today?

    Seems there’s potentially a better way of surveying Mars, but that wouldn’t involve rockets, satellites perhaps.

    • henry on July 30, 2013 at 8:11 am

      If Richard Hoagland is right about the movie “John Carter”, those who want a piece of Martian secret should just get screenshots from 1080p bluray version of the movie.
      But i think Mr Hoagland missed the “central piece” of the Martian saga. A “propaganda” movie, the way how they claim 2012 is the end of the world. Wait, they are actually recalculating the date for “doomsday” now.
      Maybe they should recalculate the percentage of aluminium they put into the Chemtrails they spray into the atmosphere since it seems their effort hasn’t completely stopped the incoming spiritual vibration.

      And here is an interesting story from Soushenji (In Search of the Supernatural):

      ” According to a report on China Economic Net, a story in the book entitled “In Search of the Supernatural” [1] by Gan Bao of the East Jin Dynasty (317 AD – 420 AD) tells of contact with Martians.

      In the Wu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms Period [2] (222 AD – 280 AD), the ancients wrote of child possessing a strange appearance appearing among a group of playing children. He was 1.3 meters tall, dressed in blue and had shining eyes.

      The other children had never seen this newcomer before, so they surrounded him to ask questions. “I am not from the earth, but from the Mars,” said the child dressed in blue, “I saw that you are playing so happily so I came down to see you.”

      “The state of having three kingdoms standing will not last long,” the child continued. “In the future, the world will belong to the Sima family.” The Earth children were scared by this news, and one quickly ran to fetch the adults. When the adults rushed over, the Martian child bid the goodbye and immediately shrank his body and jumped into the air.

      When people raised their heads to watch him, they could only see a white silk cloth dragging a long belt, flying rapidly towards the sky. Nobody dared to spread the bizarre event at the time.

      Four years later, the Shu Kingdom perished. Another 17 years later, the Wu Kingdom also perished. When the tangled warfare among the three kingdoms was over, the Sima family united China, just as the Martian child had predicted.

      • Sagnacity on July 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm

        Is this Hoagland point in the subscription only part of the Enterprise Mission website?

        I read “Princess of Mars” before the movie came out–that Mars certainly was a dying planet occupied by beings not really able to run the ancient tech keeping the planet sort of alive. They also had access to real time remote views of earth, as if there were TV cameras on earth sending signals back to Mars, except that’s not how it worked.

        I skipped the movie because of the bad reviews and clearly they’d changed so things from “Princess of Mars”.

        Don’t know about aluminum in chemtrails, but the light in my polluted city has improved vastly in the last 12 months.

        • Robert Barricklow on July 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm

          I read the whole baroom series, venus, & tarzan serieswhen i was in jr high.
          The best!

        • henry on July 30, 2013 at 7:19 pm

          @”Is this Hoagland point in the subscription only part of the Enterprise Mission website?”
          On a coast to coast AM show, he said the layout of the Martian cities in “John Carter” resemble certain things he’s seen in some Russian and American photos of the planet.
          @”I skipped the movie because of the bad reviews.”
          That’s exactly what Mr Hoagland advised against. Try it and see the agenda in that movie. It’s absolutely fascinating.
          @”Don’t know about aluminum in chemtrails”

          @”but the light in my polluted city has improved vastly in the last 12 months.”
          Yes, i too thought Apple is just an apple.

  5. henry on July 30, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Off topic, but an interesting development in Russia especially considering what Dr.Farrell have been saying about the relationship between Russian intelligence agency and their religious institutions.

  6. henry on July 30, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Speaking of India and “cosmo-politicsl”, here is an “odd” news

    So, it takes the Indians over 300 times to finally identify that they mistook Jupiter and Venus for Chinese drones? Besides, what kind of “Chinese drones” the Chinese would actually suggest the Indians to “shoot them down” after meeting with their Indian counterparts amid tension caused by these “UFOs” (yellow orbs)

  7. Margaret on July 30, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Hi Dr Farrell: I have 2 comments w/ links from the 28th and 29th in the Italy blog that are still awaiting moderation. Seems a unusually long time, maybe a technical glitch … or maybe you’ve taken some well-deserved time off 😉 Trust you are doing OK …

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