Air Force offers classes in psychic skills, homeopathy, angel healing

The Air Force has just announced its support of what has to be a diploma mill.

I’m all for the DoD spending money on useful education opportunities for service members. I’m glad that there is serious talk of an incentive to hire veterans. But this is just one more thing that should really be stopped when so many items are on the chopping block.

This one gets weird though. If you follow the links back to the admittedly unaccredited institution… they aren’t even trying. The spirituality section, like anything labeled ‘spirituality’, is really bizarre:

Open your intuition and stimulate your sixth sense with one of our online courses. Isn’t in time to start developing your psychic awareness? Psychic talents go hand-in-hand with spirituality, dreams, auras and natural healing. Learn how to tap into your psychic skills and intuitive abilities.

We offer a potpourri of over 30 fascinating courses on meditation, chakras, reiki, energy healing, paranormal investigation and courses with a broad view of the new age approaches to holistic healing and health.

Taking self-paced courses at home is so easy. You won’t have the hassle of finding parking, hiring babysitters and rearranging your schedule. There is no special software or hardware required and your instructor is only an email away if you have questions.

The men who stare at goats who stare right back at them

Totally reminds me of “The Men Who Stare At Goats”

http://www.youtube.com/embed/GC2TzspJn5A?

Except this is the unaccredited B-version.

Just how dumb is this? This is surprisingly dumb. Here is a list of the 40 courses offered:

Angel Healing

Angels 101: History, Religion, Spiritualism and You

Anti Aging Techniques

Aromatherapy 101

Astrology 101

Auras: Viewing, Identifying, and Understanding

Become a Reiki Master

Buddhism 101

Chakra Clearing

Chakra Meditation 101

Cosmology 101

Cryptozoology 101

Crystal Therapy

Dream Interpretation 101

Energy Healing

Haunted Places 101

Homeopathy 101

Life Coaching 101

Magick Basics

Meditation 101

Metaphysics 101

Numerology 101

Paranormal Investigation 101

Paranormal Investigation 201

Paranormal Investigations: Complete Edition

Philosophy 101

Reflexology Basics

Reiki 1st and 2nd Degree

Reiki 1st Degree

Reiki 2nd Degree

Reiki Attunements

Reiki Essentials

Reiki Hand Placements

Self Hypnosis 101: Reshaping Your Reality

Spiritual Counseling 101

Tarot Cards 101

Teaching Reiki

The Runes

UFO Studies

Wicca 101

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAHAA!!!!!

Numerology 101? Why 101? What is the significance of 101? There must be a reason for 101.

Self Hypnosis? “I am getting very sleepy…” ? (okay admittedly, hypnosis is a real thing. But this seems like ‘the secret’ metaphysics by the title)

Angel Healing? What the hell could that possibly be? This one is the worst out of the batch for me.

Besides, everyone knows Angels are monsters…

http://www.youtube.com/embed/EwFIu4Demx8?

Air Force, why do you gotta be like that? Why do you make me hurt you?

So readers, which class would you like to take just for shits and giggles? (Besides Angel Healing)

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  • Old One-Eye

    “Angel healing” is clearly about healing angels. Apart from that, I think I’d have to go for Magick Basics. You can tell that’s a serious course from the spelling.

  • JPlum

    Cryptozoology, obviously. Studying imaginary creatures is so much easier than actual zoology!

  • bbgunn

    Reminds me of the courses that some universities (*cough*SEC*cough*) offer their athletes to earn college credits.

  • http://larianlequella.com larianlequella

    WTF? Seriously, someone must have hacked the AFPC website or something. This can’t be real!

    *CRY*

  • Kate from Iowa

    Well, given that we’re being offered a potpurri of courses, the only logical answer to your question is, of course, Aromatherapy 101.

    Of course, if I just chose Teaching Reiki, then I could get a job working for this self-same university! Whether or not I actually take any of the actual reiki courses!

    (Kind of telling that my dyslexic fingers kept spelling “shit” instead of “this” during the typing of this comment.)

    • papango

      Teaching Reiki? Nuts to that! I’m skipping straight to being a Reiki Master.

      • Justin Griffith

        the trick is to take Reiki 1st Degree, then Reiki 2nd Degree, and then Reiki 1st and 2nd Degree. That’s 4 degrees you earn at once.

        Can’t imagine having trouble with 4 college degrees in Reiki.

  • Tim Gilmour

    Why is it that everything i read on here makes me want to camp out at my senator’s door, raging and frothing at the mouth about why my tax dollars are wasted in such manners?

    this is beyond ridiculous.

  • Steve

    What if I want to study “Advanced Haunted Places”? They offer only introductory courses. I don’t think that’s enough to really fight ghosts

  • Jeff

    Significance of “101?” Not sure, but Reiki don’t lose that number.

    • Friendly

      ‘Cause then you’d be unrealin’ in the years.

  • gvlgeologist

    Jeff FTW! I indeed LOL.

    Actually, I’m impressed that they’re not all Xtian offerings. Sure it’s all nuts, but at least it’s a non-denominational nuts.

  • Jamie

    Priceless – the Google ad above the comments is for “World Class Psychic Norah … and she has shocking results for you”!

  • Mari Hawley

    Ok wait a minute….I work at the Ed office on SJAFB and am an avid library user so I know a little about this program and this is a slight misrepresentation. The classes amount to continuing-ed courses like those offered through a community college and they aren’t towards any degree. All you get is a piece of paper saying to took the class. And yes the list you complied is HILARIOUS but there are many classes that aren’t. They are cutting MWR left and right for military families and this is the direction things are going…all on-line. So yes the classes listed are completely assinine but you aren’t telling the whole story.

    • Mari Hawley

      Aaaaaaannnnnd (trying not to sound naggy)these are just a few of the hundreds of classes they are offering and it’s not like the AF went and asked for a bunch of kooky classes, they are part of the package deal and if you click on the link you will see there are many classes that can be helpful to a military career (like to help prepare for real college classes or CLEPS or figuring out what you want to study before you waste money, especially if you haven’t been in school for a while).

      I guess I am just disappointed, while yes this is funny, there is a lot of things going on in the military for athiests to actually be pissed about and this isn’t it.

      • http://larianlequella.com larianlequella

        The thing is, these classes should NEVER be on the list. EVER! It’s a disgrace that they are there at all… If MWR wants to actually promote the W in their name, then this shit has got to go…

        And as just a human being with neurons that still show synaptic activity I am offended at these classes. Irrespective of my atheism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=153100784 michaelbrew

    Ah, so that’s why they’re trying to cut our tuition assistance.

  • tubi

    Reminds me of the courses that some universities (*cough*SEC*cough*) offer their athletes to earn college credits.

    Reminds me of a joke we used to tell when I was at Maryland. I know it’s OT, but here goes:

    Q. How many (insert hated school here, let’s say, Alabama) football players does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    A. Only one, but he gets three credits.

    We tried to tell it during basketball season, but it’s tough to suspend disbelief enough to use Duke as the hated opponent.

  • http://killedbyfish.blogspot.com feralboy12

    Open your intuition and stimulate your sixth sense with one of our online courses.

    “Stretch out with your feelings, Luke.”

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Psychic talents go hand-in-hand with spirituality, dreams, auras and natural healing.

    Why, yes. Yes they do.

  • Ecolog

    Well, philosophy and cosmology are OK. It’s only 95% bullshit.

  • Ecolog

    Wait, philosophy and cosmology are 0% bullshit. The courses above are 95% bullshit. Clarity is important!

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