Anomaly Archives eNews 3/15/2016


Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 3/15/2016

The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

March 15th, 2016 – Welcome to another great weekly edition of the newsletter…

Our Book-Of-The-Week is back and this issue’s selection is a personal favorite of mine. In the 1990s, when I was knee-deep in anomalous fringe-culture, I had come across the works of the nasally-voiced Terence McKenna through the psychedelic rave video Alien Dreamtime (by Ken Adams). I’d read an article or two by or about Terence but it was always something else to actually hear him speak. Years later I’d read this week’s Book-Of-The-Week selection, but I still remember coming across the trippy audio version of the book about he and his brothers adventures in the Amazon; where they were looking for the Spirit-Vine, Ayahuasca, but instead found the alien mushroom. It’s a fantastic tale and the audio version is filled with rain-forest noises and zany sound effects. Be sure to check out the links to digital scans of that book as well as streamable “Talking Book” versions.

As usual, we have a treasure trove of anomalousHEADLINES linked to articles of note from the past few weeks. Here in Austin, Texas we are in the midst of the annual Traffic-Jam known as SXSW. One of the few blessings during these Ides of March is the fact that it coincides with Spring Break, and so the incoming hordes are slightly off-set by the absent school aged kids and their parents clogging the roads. But there are always interesting things afoot during this “South By So What” season, and this year is no different. As a survivor of a mass shooting (The day madness went on paradeSan Antonio Express / DANGER: Parade of Mother’s Intuition by SMiles Lewis) I’m very interested in seeing the latest documentary about Austin’s infamous 1966 UT Tower Shooting. It’s getting good reviews and the clips I’ve seen look very well-done and respectful. I’ve met at least one of the survivors featured in the film and he, like me and others, have grave concerns about the upcoming synchronicity of the… Texas campus carry law will take effect on 50th anniversary of Charles Whitman shooting at UT( You can hear me talk about the 1979 San Antonio shooting in this archive of the March 11th, 2008 episode of my PsiOp-Radio show… starts at about the 48-50 minute mark within the MP3 archive.

Also in our HEADLINES section … Satanic Panics and rumors of ritual child abuse. At last month’s public meeting there was a lot of talk about tales of elite parapolitical pedophile trafficking and abuse networks. Human trafficking and child abuse are things we KNOW occur. Allegations of SRA (Satanic Ritual Abuse) have rightly been characterized as failures of law enforcement through bad interviewing techniques used with the alleged child-victims and witch-hunt-like round-ups of the accused. Hundreds of convictions from the 1980s have been overturned and it does appear that many of these cases were not actual examples of abuse. Yet we know of far too many other cases where the abuse was real, was ritualized, was part of a network trafficking in children and young adults. Among the threads discussed during last month’s meeting was the infamous case of “The Finders” (What is the Finders Cult?Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know – HowStuffWorks YouTube Video). In 2008 I interviewed Len Bracken, one of the few people to ever actually meet with and interview the head of “The Finders.” We spoke briefly about what he found; you can hear that interview at this link: Blue Rose Report interviews Len Bracken (mp3). Well Austin has its own historic case of an overturned SRA scenario and we’ve got links to theAustin Chronicle‘s multiple issues, articles and video covering the shattered lives of the falsely accused / wrongly convicted.

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Book of the Week…

True Hallucinations:

Being an Account of the Author’s Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil’s Paradise
By Terence McKenna

This Publishers Weekly review pretty much sums it up:

In 1971 ethnobotanist McKenna (The Archaic Revival), his brother Dennis and three friends boated to a town in Amazonian Colombia, seeking a hallucinogenic plant that enables the Witoto tribe to talk to elf-like “little men.” In psychedelicized ravings interspersed with diary excerpts, McKenna records their experiences after ingesting mind-altering mushrooms and other psychoactive plants.

A flying saucer slowly flew over McKenna’s head; he calls it a “holographic mirage” of a future technology. Dennis had a revelation about a “psychofluid” that pervades the universe. McKenna flashes forward to Hawaii in 1975 where mantis-like creatures from hyperspace attack his lover, and flashes back to his tantric lovemaking in Tibet and to Indonesia where unrepentant Nazi scientists tried to recruit him in 1970. He posits the existence of a particle of time, the chronon, which conditions matter. A bizarre book.

– Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc

True Hallucinations PDF / Text

9+ Hour Audio Book on YouTube

The missing chapters from print edition (present in the talking book version) of True Hallucinations by Terence McKenna; transcribed…

Chapter 20: The Oversoul as Saucer
Chapter 21: Open Ending

Here are some headlines of note for this week:
Austin / SXSW
Recovering From Austin’s Satanic Panic Past…Austin Chronicle, March 11, 2016, Vol. 35, No. 28 – Table of Contents / PDF

Austin Chronicle, December 6, 2013 Volume 33, Number 15 – Table of Contents /PDF
Austin Chronicle, March 27, 2009, Volume 28, Number 30 – Table of Contents / PDF
  • Believing the Children – In 1992, Fran and Danny Keller were convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse at their Oak Hill day care center and sent to prison for 48 years. It’s likely they were innocent. Indeed, it’s very likely that no crime ever occurred – except an absurd and overzealous prosecution BY JORDAN SMITH
  • The Satanic Abuse Scare – By the early Nineties, satanic abuse allegations at day care centers had become a national trend BY JORDAN SMITH
  • Children and Testimony – Inexperienced interviewers can lead children to make up stories BY JORDAN SMITH
  • The Power of Suggestion – Video interviews of Frances Keller and psychology professor James Wood BY JANA BIRCHUM (YouTube)
  • Point Austin: Legitimate Public Concern – The Keller prosecution is an enduring stain on Austin‘s honor and sense of justice BY MICHAEL KING
  • Police Report – The 1992 Austin Police Department investigative report on the Keller case
Conspiracy / ParaPolitics
[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational and does not indicate endorsement.]

See also… other spotlighted news & event links below!


New Jersey

Saturday, April 9thHilton Garden Inn
800 Route 130
Hamilton, NJ 08690


  • Larry E. Arnold
  • Joanna Ebenstein
  • William V. Rauscher
  • Peter Robbins
  • Linda Zimmermann
  • ‘The Art of Vision’ -Roundtable on Creativity and the Visual Arts

Magic, Miracles, and the Paranormal in Religious Imaginaries
April 9th & 10thGlickmann Conference
Center – CLA 1.302E

Sponsored by
Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin

Saturday, April 9th
  • Defining, “Magic,” “Miracles,” and the “Supernatural”
  • The Devils and the Details
  • The Supernatural in a Rational World: Ritual and Regulation
  • Keynote Speaker: Kelly Hayes – “Intergralactic Space-Time Travelers: Imagining the Otherworld in Brazil’s Valley of the Dawn”
Sunday, April 10th
  • The G. Howard Miller Undergraduate Panel
  • Enchanting Media
  • Encountering the Supernatural
  • Keynote Speaker: Paul Mirecki – “Dream a Little Dream of Me: Dream Divination in Papyrus Kellis Coptic 7 [c.a. 350 CE]”

Magic, Miracles, and the Paranormal in Religious Imaginaries


Arkansas Bigfoot Conference

Arkansas Primate Evidence Society
Saturday April 23rd

Vilonia Arkansas Municipal Building at 18 Bise Road. The cost is $10 for the day (9am to 6 pm) and you get your tickets at the door that day.

Charles Hall
San Antonio
Hilton Garden Inn

Thursday April 28th

Charles Hall claims many up close & personal contacts with extraterrestrial beings he calls “The Tall Whites” when he was stationed at an AFB in Nevada between 1965 and 1967.


Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 3/15/2016

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