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About SMiles Lewis

SMiles Lewis has had a lifelong interest in all things anomalous. An early age proclivity at recalling his nightly dreams as well as several personal experiences with ESP, precognition and dream switching bolstered his interest in the paranormal. In 2003, SMiles founded the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). Radio talk show host Robert Larson described Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” SMiles has been streaming his ANOMALY RADIO Network since last century and podcasting since before the term existed. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio production department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.

Anomaly Archives eNews – January 31st, 2023

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The Anomaly Archives Email Newsletter

January 31, 2023 – Austin, Texas

Greetings fellow Anomalists. Welcome to another edition of the Anomaly Archives eNews. As announced last week, Mark Jackson and I have resumed our weekly live anomalous news roundup show, Anomaly-NOW!

Tune-In to watch Anomaly-NOW! live via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or Twitch, Wednesday evenings at 7pm CST. Our Next live show is tomorrow, February 1st!

And checkout the details for Rice University’s second Impossible Archives event coming up in April and May of this year…

Archives of the Impossible II:

Transnationalism, Transdisciplinarity, Transcendence

In the meantime, check out the rest of the eNewsletter below!

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com


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Video-Of-The-Week

An international team of unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) investigators explores the Colombian Andes seeking solutions for the “Dancing Lights” of La Peña de Juaica.

Similar anomalous lights to those recorded in Norway’s Hessdalen Valley are witnessed between the Colombian villages of Tenjo and Tabio, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) north of Bogotá. Indigenous Muiscas knew the spectacular hill La Peña de Juaica as “The Door of the Gods” and local traditions maintain that it was baptized in 1608 AD as “The Hill of Dancing Lights” after colonists reported fast-moving multi-coloured lights in the air around its summit.

While the dancing lights of Colombia are similar to the Hessdalen Valley light phenomena, they are much older. Over the last 400 years the phenomenon has been called: El Encanto (The Charm), Mohan and Mohana (Indigenous spirits), Quicuyo (Black Worm) and Balón de Oro (Golden Ball). However, over the last sixty years the lights have most often been reported as ‘OVNIs’ (UFOs).

Season 1 Features:

  • Ashley Cowie – History Fuzz
  • Vinnie Adams – Disclosure Team
  • Dan Zetterstrom – That UFO Podcast
  • Walter Payne – Space Analyst – U.A.V. Pilot
  • Lydia Romer – Attorney and Judge
  • Jeshuran Rajasingham – Analyst
  • Natalia Reyes Escobar – Producer
  • Natalia Castellanos – Field Producer
  • Julio Fuentes – Security and Transport

Watch Season 1: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/phenomenology. Episode 1 is FREE and you can rent the following 9 episodes for a year.”


Book-Of-The-Week

The Superhumanities

Historical Precedents, Moral Objections, New Realities 

by Jeffrey J. Kripal

A bold challenge to rethink the humanities as intimately connected to the superhuman and to “decolonize reality itself.”

What would happen if we reimagined the humanities as the superhumanities? If we acknowledged and celebrated the undercurrent of the fantastic within our humanistic disciplines, entirely new cultural worlds and meanings would become possible. That is Jeffrey J. Kripal’s vision for the future—to revive the suppressed dimension of the superhumanities, which consists of rare but real altered states of knowledge that have driven the creative processes of many of our most revered authors, artists, and activists. In Kripal’s telling, the history of the humanities is filled with precognitive dreams, evolving superhumans, and doubled selves. The basic idea of the superhuman, for Kripal, is at the core of who and what the human species has tried to become over millennia and around the planet.

After diagnosing the basic malaise of the humanities—that the truth must be depressing—Kripal shows how it can all be done differently. He argues that we have to decolonize reality itself if we are going to take human diversity seriously. Toward this pluralist end, he engages psychoanalytic, Black critical, feminist, postcolonial, queer, and ecocritical theory. He works through objections to the superhumanities while also recognizing the new realities represented by the contemporary sciences. In doing so, he tries to move beyond naysaying practices of critique toward a future that can embrace those critiques within a more holistic view—a view that recognizes the human being as both a social-political animal as well as an evolved cosmic species that understands and experiences itself as something super.”

University of Chicago Press


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SMiles Lewis joins Hosts Ben & Joe of UFO GARAGE PODCAST Tonight for THURSTY THURSDAY at 8pm CST!

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews – March 9th, 2022

The Anomaly Archives Email Newsletter

March 9, 2022 – Austin, Texas

 

UFO Garage Podcast “Doing our part” – Supporting Anomaly Archives

SMiles Lewis joins Hosts Ben & Joe of UFO GARAGE PODCAST

This THURSTY THURSDAY, March 10th at 8pm CST!

Watch LIVE Tonight – Thursday, March 10th @8pm CST

Anomaly Archives founder, SMiles Lewis, will be the guest of Ben & Joe on their UFO Garage Podcast, for THURSTY THURSDAY, March 10th @8:pm CST. Joe & Ben are donating 20% of their merch sales for this quarter to the Anomaly Archives, 501c3 nonprofit:

“Doing our part: Every quarter we donate 20% of all merch sales towards a UFO Research or Experiencer Support Group.

This quarter we chose to help out Anomaly Archives in Austin Texas find it’s new home!

You may recall that they posted a video of the tour I gave them of the Anomaly Archives previous location, in February of 2020, just before the pandemic lockdowns changed everything…

Check em out at …

UfoGaragePodcast.com

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We hope you all will tune in to the Live-Streaming March 10th (“Thursty Thursday“) episode of Ben & Joe’s UFO GARAGE PODCAST!

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com

 

 


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Folklore in the Archives: University of North Texas FREE Event

Folklore in the Archives


Folklore in the ArchivesJoin archivists, researchers, and lore enthusiasts from around North America as they share their collections and research in a two-part virtual showcase taking place on Friday, August 27, and Friday, September 3, from 11am-1:30pm CST.

Participants will learn about topics such as cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more through examples of archival materials and special collections.

This is one event you don’t want to miss, so register today at: https://bit.ly/3BILXpv.

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This is a Zoom-based virtual mini-conference on Friday 8/27 & Friday 9/03.
Find out more at this Facebook page for the event.

August 27 speakers:

  • Jennifer Brannock, Curator of Rare Books & Mississippiana at the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Christine Blythe, Folklore Archives Specialist, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
  • SMiles Lewis, Anomaly Archives, Austin, Texas
  • Teresa Gray, Public Services Archivist, Special Collections, Central Library, Vanderbilt University
  • Helena de Lemos, Special Collections Instruction & Research Librarian, Occidental College Library
  • Nick Richbell, Head, Special Collections & Archives, University of Waterloo Library
  • Matina Newsom, Stacks Management and Evening Supervisor, and Bobby Griffith, Lead Government Information Reference Specialist, Sycamore Library, University of North Texas
  • Louise LoBello, Research & Collections Management Specialist, Franklin & Marshall College

 

September 3 speakers:

  • Samantha Dodd, Curator, Archives of Women of the Southwest, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
  • April C. Armstrong, Special Collections Assistant, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
  • Joshua Youngblood, Rare Books Librarian, Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Services Unit Head, History Librarian, University of Arkansas Libraries
  • Ben Murphy, Archivist and Head of Digital Services, Whitman College and Northwest Archives
  • Stephanie Khattak, Independent Folklorist, Pine Curtain Project
  • Sara Butler-Tongate, Reference Archivist, Center for Archival Collections, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University
  • Tiffany Cole, Special Collections Archivist, James Madison University Libraries
  • Jennifer Daugherty, Head, North Carolina Collection, Special Collections Division, Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Greetings Friends and Supporters of the Anomaly Archives!

It’s been many months since we last sent out an installment of this email newsletter. Despite the few short months of a seeming return to the “old normal,” the situation has reverted back to pre-vaccine lockdown conditions given the current Covid Delta variant surge here in Austin. Our collections are still in storage and we are continuing our search for a new affordable location. Meanwhile, we are hard at work behind the scenes as time allows.

We are excited to announce our participation in the above linked FOLKLORE IN THE ARCHIVES event being put on by the University of North Texas. Our presentation is scheduled for this Friday, August 27th, at 11:35 am. This event’s presentations feature short folklore talks from archivists working at many different institutions presenting materials and information on “cryptids, urban legends, superstitions, local lore, hauntings and ghosts, UFOs, and more”! This is a free virtual event and we hope you’ll consider attending.

We hope to have updates on the status of our efforts to obtain a new physical space and to resume our regular YouTube live streaming show (Anomaly-NOW!) soon. Stay tuned!

 

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
SMilesLewis.com

 

 

 

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Source: Folklore in the Archives: University of North Texas FREE Event