ANOMALY ARCHIVES eNEWSLETTER – Jan / Feb / March, 2006
New Hours of Operation & On-Site Volunteer
Greetings fellow Anomalists. It’s been a while since we sent out an issue of the Anomaly Archives eNewsletter. We apologize for the delay.
We’d like you to welcome our New Volunteer On-Site Assistant Curator, JP Smith. “JP“, as he likes to be called, is a producer and writer (and a founder of SONAV Productions) who recently successfully presented his play, Among The Sand And Smog, at this year’s Frontera Fest.
I was lucky enough to see the last showing at The Blue Theatre where it played to a sell out crowd. By the end of the show there wasn’t a dry eye in the packed house.
“One of the world’s darkest secrets is hiding right next door. Since the early 1990’s, factory workers and other young women of the city of Juarez have been disappearing off the streets, to be discovered later lifeless in the desert, or sometimes not at all. Now, more than 13 years later, over 300 women have been brutally raped and murdered, the culprits remain at large and unknown, and a city mourns while a nation and the world ignores it. Told in three acts, and starring some of the finest talent in Austin, Among the Sand and Smog is sure to move and shock you as it explores one of this hemisphere’s most forgotten tragedies.”
“JP” now resides on-site and can help you access the Anomaly Archives lending library Monday through Friday from 11am to 4pm plus extended hours of operation from 5 to 9 pm Tuesday nights and from 1 to 5 pm Saturday afternoons. You can also usually find the library open Sundays from 1 to 5 pm.
If you want to come by the Anomaly Archives during the weekday hours of 11 am to 4 pm you should call ahead and speak with JP at the Human Potential Center at …
To the Membership of the Anomaly Archives lending library:
I wanted to write a letter to all of the library members so I can introduce myself and let you know about where the library wants to head in the following months. My name is J. P. Smith and I am thoroughly enjoying my position as volunteer assistant curator. I also work at The Human Potential Center as the marketing and development director. My true love is writing, I have been training to be a professional writer for over 10 years, focusing mainly on theatrical and cinematic works. I run a small production company that recently participated in Fronterafest’s Long Fringe Festival, and the show I wrote, Among the Sand and Smog, sold out the Blue Theater. I hope to use my talents to help the library in as many ways as possible. One future work that I will be doing is a stage work based on the inventions and life of Nikola Tesla, a work that I would very much like to come out of my times at the library.
One thing that I wanted to talk about is the current needs of the library. We are looking to acquire some new equipment so that we can continue growing, becoming an even better center for research and development of our respective fields of interest. Here is a list of the things that we want to see added to our collection:
Bookshelves: Preferable size is about 5′ x 5′ x 1″ to match what we already have, although any size will do.
Filing Cabinets: A lot of materials we house are documents, photos, etc that do not fit well on shelves, we want to add these to our collections and house them in filing cabinets.
Magazine Holders: Similarly, we need to find a good way to store and organize the many periodicals that we have in the collections. Magazine racks and/or cardboard magazine holders would be perfect.
Labeling Materials: For labeling and categorizing the collections.
If anyone has access to these, we would very much appreciate the donations. Feel free to think “out of the box” on these as well. Miles told me that our current bookshelves were actually racks from a shoe store that went out of business, I think that is great! This type of thinking will be most crucial in the following months, as we try to grow and increase our membership of readers.
I look forward to meeting the various organizations, their leaders and members. Please feel free to contact me at my contact info below, f.y.i. email is the best.
The Anomaly Archives – Lending Library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute
Farewell to Flying SaucersCharlotte Observer – George Fawcett says a UFO museum in Charlotte is a great idea. After all, North Carolina ranks fifth in the U.S. for flying saucer sightings. Sightings are up worldwide. So is interest. Fawcett: “Now skeptics are in the minority.”
Ghost StoryTexarkana Gazette – Amanda Powell, 16: “I was freaked. I felt something come up behind me. It was like he wrapped an arm around my neck and one around my mouth. It was the most weirdest thing I ever felt. I started freaking out because I couldn’t breathe. I was trembling, I was so scared.” Via The Anomalist
New Monthly Meetings
Beginning next month, the Anomaly Archives will hold monthly meetings to talk about all things anomalous with focus groups forming to explore specific anomalistic avenues of investigation, including those areas that are the territories of our various partnered organizations; like the UFO investigations of Austin MUFON, psychology research and lectures of the Jung Society of Austin, consciousness research of INACS and the explorations of the Human Potential Center and Austin Noetic Sciences groups.
We’ll also be watching new video documentaries on UFOs, the Paranormal and other Earth Mysteries.
Meeting dates and times to be announced soon.
Austin Noetic Sciences– Merging Mind and Matter: A New Model: A presentation by Katya Walker, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006
Austin History Center
810 Guadalupe Street
Visitors are welcome, the meeting is free – book donations are welcome.
The present model of the universe in physics leaves much to be desired. The relationship between physical reality and mind is also a big conundrum. This talk uses a slide show to pinpoint flaws in the current model of cosmology for physics and the current inability of physics to account for mind.
Katya Walter, Ph.D., presents a new model of cosmology that merges mind and matter and offers a new way to view the universe. Come prepared to be stimulated, offended, delighted, and amused.
Katya Walter has an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and studied for five years at the Jung Institute in Zurich and in China for a year. She taught in colleges and universities in the United States and China for sixteen years. She has published in scientific, social, and literary analysis, African cosmology, poetry, and short fiction. She has written two books, Tao of Chaos and Dream Mail, and is featured on The Oracle of Changes computer disk by Visionary Networks. Dr. Walter currently writes, lectures, does workshops, and sees clients in dream interpretation work in Austin, Texas.
Cost: $30 / For tickets call the Unity Church Bookstore (972) 233-7106 ext. 220
On Jan. 31, 1971, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, then a U.S. Navy captain, embarked on a journey through outer space of some 500,000 miles. That historical journey ended safely nine days later on Feb. 9, and resulted in his becoming the sixth man to walk on the moon. Admiral Alan Sheppard and Colonel Stuart Roosa were the other two men of valor, accompanying him to make the journey possible.
On Sunday Dr. Mitchell will provide an overview of his work in consciousness research, including results of frontier experiments at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and in Europe. Audience participation and questions will be a significant part of the workshop.
He is the author of Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science and The Way of the Explorer. As a lecturer, he! delivers 25-30 addresses annually on cosmology, human potential and topics relating to the evolving future of the species on planet Earth. His most current lecture series discusses the implications of recent discoveries in science as they affect our individual lives in the home, workplace and society-at-large. Dr. Mitchell’s honors and awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, USN Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Group Achievement Award (three times), Explorers Club Man of the Year, Legion of Goodwill, Hors Concours Award and an induction to the Space Hall of Fame.
“Suddenly from behind the rim of the moon, long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky blue sphere laced with slow swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery—It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth—home.”
You are invited to join us at the meeting of the Austin chapter of the Mutual UFO Network, (MUFON). Bring your experiences, questions, and shared interest in UFOs, and the wider world of paranormal phenomena. It’s fun, bring a friend, and attendance is absolutely free! Austin MUFON Meets the Last Sunday of Each Month. Please Contact Mike DeGroff for Invitation Details regarding Time and Place. MUFON SSD for Travis & Williamson Counties. <www.AustinMufon.org>
Austin BleePers Connection – Monthly Meetings last Sunday of each month at the Human Potential Center starting at 4 pm.
The Austin BleePers Connection is a non profit support group promoting a paradigm shift in our consciousness. Centering on the movie: What the BleeP do we Know!?, our group focuses on the concepts and ideas expressed by the film and is centered on discussion activities.
Mission statement and intention: Be at peace with ourselves and the universe. Broaden our awareness and deepen our connection to our own truth. Realize happiness and harmony each day. Take action to transform negativity, transcend suffering and eradicate erroneous views of ourselves and others. Believe in our dreams and create a reality of world peace!
The Austin BleePers Connection meets on the last Sunday of each month. These meeting are free and open to the public. Our meeting place is currently sponsored by the Human Potential Center located in South Austin 2007 Bert Avenue Austin, Texas 78704 (512) 441-8988 Human Potential Center. The next A.B.C. meeting will take place Sunday March 26 2006 4pm.
Retro UFO Symposium April – May Revisit the UFO Phenomena of the 1950’s and 60’s
Former long-time Editor of the MUFON UFO Journal, Co-Editor of The Anomalist and fellow San Antonion, Dennis Stacy, has continued donating several more boxes of materials from his personal historical ufo collection. More UFO books, vintage UFO zines and more. Thanks Dennis!
The Scientific Anomaly Institute Needs Your Donations of …
Funds, Books, Magazines, Subscriptions to Periodicals,Time, Energy and Input.
Help Support our Efforts – Donate Now to the Scientific Anomaly Institute. Send Checks Payable to: Anomaly Archives, 2007 Bert Ave, Austin, Texas 78704.
Or, if you would like to support the expansion of our collections, please consider book and magazine donations? We also accept give subscriptions to periodicals with similar interests to those of the Anomaly Archives lending library and Scientific Anomaly Institute’s mission statement.
Also, the Anomaly Archives Needs Your Volunteer Help To:
Staff the Library from Noon to 5pm Saturdays & Sundays,
And for Weekday Hours Coming Soon
Duties Include General Library Circulation tasks, Research, Outreach and Special Projects.
For More Information About Volunteering with the Anomaly Archives Please
Anomaly Archives lending library members, besides having lending privileges for the entire collections (including those of partnered organizations) get first look at the quarterly printed issues of the Anomaly Archivist Newsletter before it’s posted online for the general public here: