Indicators of exploitation of the moon coming to actuality
- You get spam purporting to come from (current tech geeks and 'blue sky thinkers') inviting you to invest in 'their project.'
- Start-up companies that are more puff than properly-thought-out-and-invested, being given sky-high valuations (and then losing a lot of people a lot of money).
- Governments attempting to get in on the act/find means of taxing the activity introducing legislation that does not suit the practicalities.
- 'Save the pristine wilderness of the Moon' groups appearing.
- Assorted bits of spin-off technology (some of it by chance - William Perkin investigating quinine synthesis and discovering a mauve dye, WD40 etc).
Life on the Moon
Lunacy about the Moon in more spiritual and conspiracy flavors
Weird ideas about the Moon are prominent in esoteric and spiritual conspiracist teachings. David Icke teaches that the Moon is artificial and an old alien space ship. Below are a few other ideas that stand out as noticeably different.
Back in the first half of the 20th century, the cultish and innovative spiritual teacher George Gurdjieff taught that humanity was "food for the Moon", and that the Moon was like a huge electromagnet sucking the life of everything on Earth, tied to an elaborate cosmology. (Source, the book In Search of the Miraculous by P.D. Ouspensky.) Other occultists (e.g. The Zelator by David Ovason) talked about the Moon sometimes being a symbol for a mysterious eight sphere which is not literally a sphere, home to lower astral entities that feed on humanity. Gurdjieff also added a vague idea about a second tiny Moon which is difficult to see in his book, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson.
Also, see Francis E. Dec for a mention of the paranoid schizophrenic idea that the Moon houses our real moon-brains in the brain-bank cities on the far side of the Moon that we never see, while people on this planet are remote-controlled Frankenstein slaves.
Ahead of the 'theorists'
Came across this. My knowledge level is 'popular science books and a bit above' but I deduced 'some sort of tektites' before I saw the word. How soon before some 'offbeat theory with curlicues' gets developed? Anna Livia (talk) 10:37, 25 February 2022 (UTC)