5.5 – THE EINSTEIN FACTOR (1.18.13)


Princeton, New Jersey. April 18, 1955. World-renowned physicist Albert Einstein dies from a ruptured aneurysm in his heart. Hours later, Princeton Hospital pathologist Thomas Harvey carefully removes the famed scientist’s brain.

“When Albert Einstein died, there was an autopsy performed on him in 1955 at Princeton University. And the man who performed the autopsy removed Einstein’s brain. And he actually took Einstein’s brain out of his head and he put it in a cookie jar filled with formaldehyde, and he held onto it. So, there was an urban legend that went around that said that somebody had Einstein’s brain, which was actually true.”

Doc Barham (Advisor, The Monroe Inst.)

“What everyone didn’t realize is that the key thing that defined Einstein, which was his brain, was being driven around in the backseat of a car of this physician. It was a very weird story. His motivation was not just simply the ghoulish thing of having this, you know, great trophy, but it was to try to see if he could understand it. And he began to give slices of it to neurobiologists and neurophysiologists to see if they could understand what it was about Einstein that was different.”

Ronald L. Mallett, Ph.D. (Physicist, Univ. of Connecticut)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Present day. 45 miles south from the hospital where Albert Einstein’s brain was removed, and hidden away behind the walls of this museum resides what’s left of arguably the greatest mind in human history.

“Here at the Mütter Museum, we have mummified human remains, skeletons of mutated bodies. But our most important artifact is right here: Einstein’s brain.”

George Grigonis (Collections Manager, Mütter Museum)

“We have a wide range of artifacts, but they are all in the medical spectrum. Einstein’s brain – it’s an amazing representation of not only a medical specimen, but one that represents one of the greatest minds in the world.”

       – Anna Dhody (Curator, Mütter Museum)

In 2011, the Mütter Museum received 46 slides of Einstein’s brain from Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams, who acquired them from an employee of Thomas Harvey.

“I’ve been extraordinarily fortunate to have been the caretaker of these slides for over 40 years. And I regard them as a scientific treasure. The best way to describe his brain was that it looked like the brain of a young person. At age 76, he has beautiful preservation of the neurons and no degenerative disease of any kind.”

Lucy B. Rorke-Adams, MD (Neuropathologist, Children’s Hospital of PA)

How is it possible that at the advanced age of 76, Albert Einstein possessed the neurons of a healthy young man? Why was his brain unique to that of other humans? Even more curious is the fact that Einstein’s parietal lobe the part of the brain believed to be involved in the manipulation of objects and the processing of numbers was 15% wider than the average human.

“These are actual images taken in 1955 of Albert Einstein’s brain. One thing to point out here is you can see the red line is relatively expanded compared to normal brains, marking the expansion of the parietal lobe. The parietal lobe of Albert Einstein is truly anomalous. It’s unique. It’s intriguing to think that this might have something to do with his unique ability to put himself into these very abstract scenarios. He was known for thinking, what would it be like if I was traveling at the speed of light? That’s a hard place to put your mind in. The parietal lobe might be involved in these types of abstract thoughts. So, the fact that we see kind of an anomalous anatomy in the parietal lobe of Einstein, it’s intriguing.”

Noah Druckenbrod, Ph.D. (Neurobiologist, Harvard Medical School)

In the 1980s at UC Berkeley, Dr. Marian Diamond discovered another amazing feature about Einstein’s brain structure. Diamond found that it contained over 70% more glial cells than the average human brain.

“The brain is not just the communication between neurons, but the communication between neurons and glia. Glia are crucial for the very basic carrying of information. We could hypothesize that a brain with a larger number of glia per neuron could have advantageous effects on brain performance enhanced cognitive abilities.”

Noah Druckenbrod, Ph.D. (Neurobiologist, Harvard Medical School)

“Probably 99.9% of the brains across mankind are identical. But certain brains stand out. And in the case of Einstein, this was a genius who seems to have had some kind of hardware that was different.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

What could be the reason for the extraordinary genetic makeup of Albert Einstein’s gray matter? Is it possible, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe, that his advanced brain allowed him to receive and decipher messages from an otherworldly realm upon entering a trance-like state? Could this explain how he was able to envision his four groundbreaking papers that transformed man’s understanding of the Universe in under a year’s time?

“How could one person in one year create and write such important papers?  And his own colleagues had no idea what he was talking about. The way Einstein thought was completely different than people before him.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“How do we account for Einstein’s large brain capabilities?  Is it something in human evolution that’s just causing him to evolve faster? Or was he potentially given some type of leg up genetically? Maybe some type of extraterrestrial gene that we still haven’t yet identified.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

“Are there individuals out there that may have DNA sequences that we’re not familiar with, that are unknown, that are non-terrestrial, that have never been discovered before? Anytime that there is an individual with extraordinary gifts, is it possible that they’re a little bit more than human?”

Doc Barham (Advisor, The Monroe Inst.)

Could Einstein’s extraordinary brain anatomy explain his remarkable genius? Or could it be that his use of thought experiments and his unique brain structure allowed him to receive and decipher information from an otherworldly source? Perhaps answers can be found by examining the incredible minds behind other geniuses throughout human history.

Stockholm, Sweden, 1921. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards Albert Einstein with the Nobel Prize in Science for his groundbreaking contributions to theoretical physics. What separated Einstein from his contemporaries? How did the 42-year-old physicist achieve such a seemingly perfect blueprint of the Universe.

“We see that across time and space we have pockets of people who have received tremendous amounts of information which really have propelled civilization along. Obviously, the question, then, is do they have special brains, or is this just something which happens by concentrating on the right thing to access this information.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Is it possible that Albert Einstein’s practice of thought experiments allowed his genetically advanced brain to receive messages from a metaphysical realm, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe? If so, could there be evidence of other geniuses across human history whose greatest achievements materialized through altered states of consciousness?

Athens, Greece. Outside the Hellenic Military Academy sits a statue of a war hero…and the founding father of Western philosophy…Socrates. Socrates’ contemporaries described the philosopher as being strange in many ways, including spending hours each day consumed by his own thoughts.

“One of the most stunning examples of Socrates’ daydreaming actually happens while on campaign as a soldier at the siege of Potidaea. Socrates was caught in the grip of a thought or an idea, and he remained fixed and thinking silently for an hour, for another hour, for another hour. He displayed an extraordinary endurance that his peers may have found odd and suspicious and puzzling.”

– Sara Monoson, Ph.D.
(Assoc. Prof. of Political Science & Classics, Northwestern Univ.)

“We often think that a genius is eccentric, but I think some of their eccentricity comes from the fact that they really are in touch with other realities. In the case of Socrates, he said that he was able to access a demon. Now, a demon for Socrates is not some evil creature. But the ancient Greeks had this subcategory of gods who really were talking to human beings, explaining the mysteries of life to us, explaining why we were here.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Is Socrates’ so-called demon evidence that the founder of Western philosophy was mentally unstable? Or could Socrates’ demon be proof that he was in contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence that was sending him messages from a distant realm in the cosmos.

“I think it’s too easy just to say that, yeah, Socrates was nuts or that he was schizophrenic or that he was hearing voices. The demon is some kind of messenger, some kind of bridge between him and the realm of the metaphysical that he is trying to attain.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

Did Socrates’ practice of deep meditation connect him to an extraterrestrial intelligence, as some Ancient Astronaut Theorists contend? If so, could there be other geniuses with similar claims that they received information from a higher realm while in a trance-like state?

“In the case of Leonardo da Vinci, in his writings he describes laying down on a bed in his room and taking a candle and placing the candle at the foot of the bed. And he would lie down on the bed and look at the flickering of the flame on the ceiling, and it would put him into a very, very deep state in which he would be able to imagine and come up with new ideas.”

Doc Barham (Advisor, The Monroe Inst.)

“Puccini said that his great opera Madame Butterfly was from God that he wrote it down, but it came directly from a divine source. William Blake, whose entire opus, his writing and painting, was based on repeated angelic visitations. Brahms said that his music came from something beyond himself. We don’t know if they’re, in fact, receiving communication from some divine or powerful source beyond their own skin, or if they may be in touch with their own unconscious or deeper wisdom that they’re not customarily hearing from.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

In the 1900s, Serbian-born inventor Nikola Tesla pioneered modern electrical engineering and was the driving force behind today’s wireless technology. In his writings, Tesla describes his method of approaching a complex engineering problem.

“Nikola Tesla was someone who wrote extensively about using very, very powerful visualizations. In fact, he said that he was able to visualize a motor and then actually run research and development, R&D, on the motor in his mind, so that he could tell where there might be, for example, mistakes or flaws. And he would be able to do almost all of that in his mind…in this altered states of consciousness.”

Doc Barham (Advisor, The Monroe Inst.)

“Nikola Tesla, he’s a person who believes in the existence of extraterrestrial beings. He is a person who really believes that he can communicate with other galaxies.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Perhaps the greatest piece of evidence that Tesla believed he was in communication with otherworldly beings can be found in a letter he sent to the American Red Cross in December of 1900.

In the letter, he writes, “We have a message from another world, unknown and remote. It reads: One…two…three.”

“Tesla was a genius with certain eccentricities. Everything he did was in threes. And it is interesting, I think, because this is a level of symbolism. When we realize that so many of our ancestors, whenever they are talking about communication with the divine, and how the divine downloaded this information to them, we see this rich layer of symbolism there as well.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Why was Tesla so obsessed with the number three? Could this be a clue that Tesla was using his own internal form of wireless communication to connect with cosmic advisors, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe? And could this also explain the remarkable genius of India’s Srinivasa Ramanujan? Although Ramanujan was an unexceptional student, he is widely considered the greatest mathematician in history. And according to his journals, Ramanujan believed he was being guided subconsciously by an otherworldly being, the Hindu god Namagiri.

“Namagiri was the family deity of Ramanujan. And basically, everything the family did was linked with this deity.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

“Much of his creative work was actually done by going to bed with an intention to be visited by a Hindu deity that he worshiped. And when he would fall asleep, he would become lucid in the dream time. And he would receive enormous amounts of information. In one particular dream, he talks about seeing a very large red wall and a hand that came out and wrote equation after equation after equation after equation. He memorized the equations, and when he woke up, he actually then went to work verifying the proofs. The vast majority of all of his equations were new and important and utterly groundbreaking.”

Doc Barham (Advisor, The Monroe Inst.)

“All of the science that we need to eventually be able to create portals, star gate travel, teleportation it all needs a mathematical foundation. And the closest that we have right now is the Ramanujan equations that we’ve been able to decipher so far.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

“It is an irrefutable fact that mathematics is the language of the Universe. So, if Ramanujan’s formulae do, in fact, check out, who knows what the potential is of those conclusions?  It could be life-altering. It could be revolutionary.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Is it only a coincidence that many of the greatest minds in human history claim to have received information from an otherworldly source? Or could it be possible that Socrates, Nikola Tesla, Srinivasa Ramanujan, as well as other geniuses in human history, were using altered states of consciousness to access an alien realm, a realm that some Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe contains the entire knowledge of the Universe? If so, where might this realm of knowledge exist? Perhaps answers can be found in Asia, within the pages of an ancient Hindu text.


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