The Wonder of How Birds Navigate in Flight

A member of our Society had a bird that he kept in a cage in a very large room. He would always keep the cage door open, and the bird would regularly spend time at a window that was at the opposite end of the room where the cage was located. Every day, for a couple of years, the bird continually flew from the cage to the window and back. One day, while the bird was at the window, the cage was moved two feet closer to one wall. In the normal course of the bird's routines, it flew from the window to where the cage normally was. Amazingly, it did not notice that the cage was not there. Instead, it flew unsuspectingly right onto the spot where the perch of the cage usually was, and actually stretched its feet out to the nonexistent perch, stopped flying, and tried to land and retract its wings. When the bird started to fall, it squawked loudly, opened its wings, and flew back to the window. However, it did so by first taking the same route as if it were leaving the door of the cage. After being at the window for a short while, it once again attempted to land on the perch that was no longer there.

The bird went through an exact repeat of what had already transpired earlier. It still did not know that the cage had been moved. After spending a little more time at the window, the bird again flew back to the area that was normally occupied by the cage, but this time it took a slower and more deliberate approach. It circled the area previously occupied by the cage and squawked loudly again before returning directly to the window. The bird finally used its eyes and could see the cage was no longer in its usual place, but it did not give any indication that it was aware that the cage was just two feet away

What this tells us is that birds do not navigate by sight. Instead, they have some unknown sense that science has no knowledge of. When you think about it, this must be the case, because when a bird is in a forest, it could not possibly navigate by sight alone. How do they find their nests? They do not do it the way we would. They don't think, My nest is on the fourth branch of the oak tree that is the eighth tree just east of that very tall redwood. In real life, a bird can be chased by a hawk, and it can scavenge for food far from home, yet it very easily finds its way back to its little nest, hidden on some indistinguishable tree, unerringly. How'?

Birds probably have some unknown sense that allows them to hone in on a kind of "energy marker," and they can find these markers from thousands of miles away. That's why the swallows continually come back to Capistrano-and they've been doing it for thousands of years.

Birds are by no means the only animals who can navigate using an unknown system. Whales, penguins, seals, and many species of fish also do it. This is even more unfathomable because navigating the oceans is much more difficult than by air or land. You cannot possibly see where you're going. Yet whales have been known to migrate almost 10,000 miles flawlessly.

There are many such wonders that science has no clue about and personal energy and astrology are examples of such wonders. We may not have instruments that detect them, but so what? We also cannot detect whatever the birds use to navigate. So if a skeptic of astrology asks you how astrology could possibly work, just smile and retort, "Don't the swallows always return to Capistrano?!"

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