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Cryptomundo Night at Museum of the Weird

Greetings and Happy New Year fellow Anomalists!

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Welcome to 2013. The Anomaly Archives won’t be holding a regular meeting this month but we wanted to let you know about an interesting event happening downtown, Saturday, January 26th. Here’s your chance to tour Austin’s Museum of the Weird, listen to cryptozoologists Lyle Blackburn,  Nick Redfern, Ken Gerhard, & Dave Coleman, dine at the Chupacabra Cantina, watch the Creature From Black Lake, and have drinks at the Jackalope Bar. All in one afternoon / evening! But reserve your spot early, seating is limited!

 

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Come join Cryptomundo and The Museum of the Weird, www.MuseumOfTheWeird.com, for an afternoon and evening of fun and frivolity.

Reserve your tickets early as space is limited! Click here:
www.luckylizard.net/catalog.php?item=624&catid=Tickets

   Schedule of Events

  • 3-6: Tour of Museum

 

    Speaker presentations and author book signings

  • Lyle Blackburn: The Beast of Boggy Creek
  • Nick Redfern: Wildman! The Monstrous and Mysterious Saga of the British Bigfoot, Monster Diary: On the Road in Search of Strange and Sinister Creatures, The World’s Weirdest Places, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, Monsters of Texas
  • Ken Gerhard: Big Bird! Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters, Monsters of Texas
  • Dave Coleman: The Bigfoot Filmographychupacabra-cantina

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Museum of the Weird
412 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

 

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/306099186158961/

 

UpComing Austin Meetings

Greetings Anomalists.

Monthly meetings for November and December 2012 are cancelled.

Happy Holidays!

See you all in January 2013.

– SMiles

Founder, Anomaly Archives

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Check out this UpComing Free INACS Event:

11/27/12: Consciousness and Society

 

Exploring the Evolutionary Transformation of Authority from Patriarchy to Individualism
Presented by Mark Sebesta, MSCE, PE
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Austin Center for Spiritual Living
5555 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. D-115 (map)
Free and open to the public

We will look at how an individual’s personality is influenced during childhood by his caregivers, and ultimately by our patriarchal society through identification, modeling, and shame. The patriarchal structure itself will be then be examined along with specific modes of influence in our society including politics, monetary policy, war, and media. We will look at the specific ways that are being used throughout the world to claim personal authority from the patriarchy, and transform ourselves and our society, in this period of evolutionary change.

The meeting will consist of Sebesta’s lecture interspersed with questions and comments from the audience. This topic is timely with society in turmoil and many of us looking for answers. The learned in this area espouse that a heightening of “consciousness awareness” and love is the answer.

The presentation will offer specific solutions including a shift toward matriarchy at the social level,  cultivation of conscious awareness and inner authority, building a support system, using one’s talents in cooparation with others, and focusing on sustainability.

Mark Sebesta grew up in Denver, Colorado, and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder,  where he received a BS and MS in Civil Engineering.  In 1993, he moved to The Woodlands, Texas, where he was introduced to the work of Carl Jung at the Jung Center in Houston.  He then moved to Austin in 1999 and served as president of the Jung Society of Austin for four years.  He has been a practicing engineer for 28 years. In 2003, he became interested in politics in the run up to the Iraq war and is currently exploring the connection between politics and consciousness.  Sebesta is also a petition signer and volunteer for Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth.

References
Bernays, Edward, Propaganda
Brown, Ellen, Web of Debt
Butler, General Smedley, War Is a Racket
Dieckmann, Hans, Authority
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, Compensation
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Modern Money Mechanics
Kaufman, Gersen, Shame: The Power of Caring
Klein, Naomi, The Shock Doctrine:  The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Levine, Peter, Waking the Tiger
Lewis v United States, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (www.justicia.com)
Mate, Gabor, PhD, Democracy Now! Interview
Miller, Alice, The Drama of the Gifted Child
Miller, Alice, The Truth Will Set You Free
Quigley, Carroll, Tragedy and Hope

William Gibson: Fortean!

Cyberpunk Fortean William Gibson

 “I’m Totally a Fortean!” (Audio)

“It’s always a pleasure to return to Austin, which in some weird way was definitely the epicenter of my literary career, such as it’s been.”

On Thursday, September 6th, I had the pleasure of finally seeing William Gibson in-the-flesh. Despite his being sick with a cold (he offered to infect any attendees with it who might’ve had such a Cronenbergian desire) Gibson read an interesting piece from his new book, Distrust That Particular Flavor, and regaled the audience with his observations on a few subjects including fashion.

It’s weird, really weird reading any of this stuff because I never read any of it before. I never read it to an audience. These were written for magazine publication. The weirdest of these, I think, the one that is most mysterious to me is an essay called Dead Man Sings that I wrote in 1998 for ASAP, which is a Forbes magazine giveaway or something. … they got in touch with me and said ‘we’d like you to write something’ and I said ‘what’ and they said ‘it doesn’t matter … [write] what you feel like.’ I’d never really gotten that before … so I really took it to heart and I sat down and sort of channeled this thing I’m about to read you and with no idea where it was coming from or really what it was about. I realized, when I was going through all these pieces, this is the one I’ve gone back to more in my writing and as sometimes happens, I think that this thing which I wrote without understanding – I wrote it in a weird kind of trance – because it didn’t matter and it had given me permission to say whatever I wanted to say, which I had never had before in non-fiction. … So this thing just came out, what I’m about to read to you, and its probably the one thing in this book that I discovered more in, over the years, since I wrote it, I suspect in some way its been the program for a lot of the fiction I’ve written since.

The essay Dead Man Sings (published as “Dead Man Speaks apparently) that Gibson read for us that evening is certainly evocative of much of what makes Gibson’s writings so telling and important. Distrust That Particular Flavor coverThey grapple with the effects of technology on our culture and our experiencing of memory and history. It reminded me of a video I’d recently seen of him (filmed many years ago inside a moving car) in which he reflects on one of the details he mentioned in the essay, that is the invention of the sound recording and that period of time when there were still humans (backwoods Appalachian Americans in his example) who were being recorded for the first time and the fundamental difference (to his hears) of those recordings to everything since.

We live in, have lived through, a strange time. I know this because when I was a child the flow of forgetting was relatively unimpeded. I know this because the dead were less of a constant presence, then. Because there was once no rewind button. Because the soldiers dying in the Somme were black and white, and did not run as the living run. Because the world’s attic was still untidy. Because there were old men in the mountain valleys of my Virginia childhood who remembered a time before recorded music.

Dead Man Speaks

After the reading (and towards the end of his face-time with us and before beginning the autographing line) there was an opening for me to ask him a question that had been on my mind for a while… But before I asked the question I wanted to show my sincere feelings for the words he’d written a couple of years ago when he posted the following to his twitter feed:

“Very sad to learn of the death of @mactonnies. Whip-smart young Fortean surrealist dudes are too thin on the ground to begin with.”
twitter.com/GreatDismal/status/5096995349

As I began expressing my thanks the look on his face gave me the impression that he hadn’t understood what I was saying – perhaps it was just the idea of someone thanking him for a “tweet” (let alone one from three years ago) that struck him as odd. Once I’d shifted my comment to a question he gave a not surprising to me reply which I’m happy to add to the public record:

SMiles Lewis: I’d like to thank you for your 2009 tweet which consisted of kind words on the passing of Mac Tonnies. There’s things in your book Pattern Recognition and other books that make me ask this question: Are you now or have you ever been a Fortean?

William Gibson: Oh, I’m totally a Fortean! I’ve been a Fortean since I was… actually I’d have to find out. I’ve been a Fortean ever since Ace Books republished Charles Fort’s three great weird philosophical books about strange shit that he’d found in old old newspapers. And I continue to be … That’s Charles Fort for those of you who don’t know him. If you wanna have a really strange experience go find The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort which was published in the 1920s and has two sequels. It’s kind of the mother of all X-Files stuff.

 

Anomaly Archives Monthly Meetup – SUNDAY, September 23rd, 2012

Anomaly Archives Monthly Meetup – SUNDAY, September 23rd, 2012

Greetings fellow Anomalists!
The Anomaly Archives holds monthly meetings (usually) on the Fourth Saturday of each month. However, this month’s meeting has been moved to the fourth Sunday of this month, September 23rd.

The meetings are FREE and held from 1-5pm at the INACS / Anomaly Archives headquarters located in North West Austin, just past the intersections of Research and Technology Boulevards (see bottom of email for detailed directions):

12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302,
Austin, Texas 78759

Please make plans to attend this month’s Anomaly Archives Meeting at the SAI – Anomaly Archives / INACS “Mind Quarters” … we look forward to meeting and talking with all of you!

And don’t forget! Saturday, September 29th the Anomaly Archives Presents:

Free Lecture with Nick Redfern on The Pyramids and the Pentagon 
ACSL – Austin Center for Spiritual Living at 5555 North Lamar, Suite D-117

 

– SMiles Lewis
Founder & President
www.AnomalyArchives.org

DIRECTIONS to The Anomaly Archives

It’s a little tricky to find the first time, so here are the directions:

If you’re heading northwest on Research/183 from I-35, Mopac or 360, exit 183 at the Oak Knoll exit, pass through the light at Oak Knoll, and stay on the access road heading north. The next side street off the 183 access road will be Technology Blvd; do not turn on Technology. Immediately after you pass Technology, there will be a driveway on your right (the only one in that area) — Exit into that driveway. There will be a sign overhead for “Forest Plaza.” After you pull in, you’ll have no choice but to go to the left into Forest Plaza. Our building is the back left building within the complex — Suite 302. If you’re heading south on Research/183, you also exit at Oak Knoll, but take the u-turn just before you get to Oak Knoll, get over the right on the northbound access road, and prepare to make the right immediately after Technology Blvd. as in the directions above.
Anomaly Archives On-Line

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www.Twitter.com/AnomalyArchives
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www.LibraryThing.com/catalog/AnomalyArchive
www.FaceBook.com/pages/Anomaly-Archives/17710117086

 

We are indebted to INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Study) for allowing the Anomaly Archives lending library to reside within their office space. Each month they hold public meetings of their Board of Directors, and their Education & Research Committees. Therefore, there may be occasional months where we must shift / reschedule our monthly meetings to accommodate their priority use of the space.

 

Free Lecture with Nick Redfern on The Pyramids and the Pentagon

The Anomaly Archives Presents:

A Free Lecture With Nick Redfern

The Pyramids and the Pentagon:

The Government’s Top Secret Pursuit of Mystical Relics, Ancient Astronauts, and Lost Civilizations

Austin, Texas – Saturday, September 29th, 7-9pm CST

ACSL – Austin Center for Spiritual Living at
5555 North Lamar, Suite D-117
 

The Pyramids and the Pentagon is a detailed study of how and why government agencies have, for decades, taken a clandestine and profound interest in numerous archeological, historical, and religious puzzles. Focusing primarily upon the classified work of the U.S. Government, The Pyramids and the Pentagon invites you to take a wild ride into the fog-shrouded past. It’s a ride that incorporates highlights such as:

  • The CIA’s top-secret files on Noah’s Ark
  • U.S. Army documents positing that the Egyptian Pyramids were constructed via levitation
  • Disturbing military encounters with Middle Eastern djinns
  • Claims of nuclear warfare in ancient India
  • Links between the Face on Mars and the pharaohs
  • And many more
Nick Redfern’s The Pyramids and the Pentagon clearly and provocatively demonstrates that deep and dark conspiracies exist within the shadowy world of officialdom–conspiracies that have the ability to rock the foundations of civilization, religion, and history to their very core. The strange and amazing secrets of the past are just a heavily guarded government vault away.

Another recent book by Nick Redfern: “The NASA Conspiracies”

Nick’s Next Book: “World’s Weirdest Places”

 

 

ACSL – Austin Center for Spiritual Living at

5555 North Lamar, Suite D-117

Click Map Images Below For Location Detail…

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www.AnomalyArchives.org

 

From Wikipedia:

Nicholas “Nick” Redfern was born in 1964 in Pelsall, Walsall, West Midlands, England. He is an author, Ufologist and Cryptozoologist now living in Arlington, Texas, United States.

Redfern is an active advocate of official disclosure, and has worked to uncover thousands of pages of previously-classified Royal Air Force, Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence files on UFOs dating from the Second World War from the National Archives.

Nick is the author of numerous books on UFOs, Forteana, Cryptozoology and the Paranormal including:

Please join us in welcoming Nick back to Austin and the Anomaly Archives for an exciting discussion about his latest book on The Government’s Top Secret Pursuit of Mystical Relics, Ancient Astronauts, and Lost Civilizations.

 

More information about the Scientific Anomaly Institute is available here:

 

www.AnomalyArchives.org

 

 

 

 

Free Lecture – Katya’s Encounters – February 28th

This latest Consciousness Connections presentation sponsored by INACS (the Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Study) should be fantastic. Katya is a phenomenal mind and excellent presenter.

– SMiles

 

Free Lecture – Katya’s Encounters – February 28th

Katya Walter, PhD, will talk about past life regression, the coming age of psychic expansion, accessing universal mind to astral travel in time as well as space, beings Katya has encountered in these travels, and learning to access secrets of nature through communication with universal mind. This is an exploratory talk ranging into the last frontier, consciousness itself.

Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 pm, no cost

Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 5555 N. Lamar, Suite D 115
(please see maps below)

Maps to location of event below. ACSL (Austin Center for Spiritual Living) is located within the complex behind Half-Price-Books at 5555 North Lamar Blvd, in Suite D-117.

UFOs and Consciousness – Part Two of The Fantastic Facts About UFOs, Altered States of Consciousness, and Mind-at-Large

INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Study) and the Anomaly Archives present:

Part Two of UFOs and Consciousness: The Fantastic Facts About UFOs, Altered States of Consciousness, and Mind-at-Large

Tuesday, November 29th, 7pm This Event Has Been Postponed

Part two of this lecture continues where the first presentation ended with further discussion about SMiles’ ideas about UFOs as a Transpersonal Virtual Reality Communications Channel facilitated by human psychic ability interfacing within Jung’s Collective Unconscious which appears to be the matrix within which Contact with various Alien Others can occur.

 

What can we learn about UFOs from studying such diverse arenas of consciousness exploration as shamanism and drugs like DMT? What about Carl Jung’s collective unconscious and parapsychology? What about near death and out of body experiences? What have human agencies (governmental, corporate, aboriginal and esoteric) discovered about the UFO phenomenon’s effects on consciousness? Has humanity interacted with Alien Others throughout history? Could we be communicating with CryptoTerrestrials or a Gaian Mind? What do we really know about these diverse and exceptional experiences and those who’ve had them? Come discover the fantastic facts about UFOs, Altered States of Consciousness, and Mind-at-Large!

Part Two – Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm

This Event Has Been Postponed

Austin Center for Spiritual Living
5555 North Lamar, Suite D-117
Austin, TX 78751

www.INACS.org / www.AnomalyArchives.org

Click Map Images Below For Location Detail…

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Exploring UFOs and Consciousness with SMiles Lewis

  • UFOs & Consciousness – Part One Video / Audio: Presented by SMiles Lewis for INACS’ monthly Consciousness Connections meetings. Co-Sponsored by the Anomaly Archives lending library. Presented / Recorded 10/25/11 at the Austin Center for Spiritual Living.

Resources, Information, Links are HERE.

 

Exploring UFOs and Consciousness with SMiles Lewis

INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Study) and the Anomaly Archives present:

Exploring UFOs and Consciousness with SMiles Lewis

 

  • UFOs & Consciousness – Part One Video / Audio: Presented by SMiles Lewis for INACS’ monthly Consciousness Connections meetings. Co-Sponsored by the Anomaly Archives lending library. Presented / Recorded 10/25/11 at the Austin Center for Spiritual Living.
  • Resources, Information, Links Coming Soon . . .

Thanks to Floyd Anderson for Video and Bob Price for Audio.

What can we learn about UFOs from studying such diverse arenas of consciousness exploration as shamanism and drugs like DMT? What about Carl Jung’s collective unconscious and parapsychology? What about near death and out of body experiences? What have human agencies (governmental, corporate, aboriginal and esoteric) discovered about the UFO phenomenon’s effects on consciousness? Has humanity interacted with Alien Others throughout history? Could we be communicating with CryptoTerrestrials or a Gaian Mind? What do we really know about these diverse and exceptional experiences and those who’ve had them? Come discover the fantastic facts about UFOs, Altered States of Consciousness, and Mind-at-Large!

 

Austin Center for Spritual Living
5555 North Lamar, Suite D-117
Austin, TX 78751

www.INACS.org / www.AnomalyArchives.org

Click Map Images Below For Location Detail…

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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. Shortly after high-school he joined the local MUFON chapter in Austin, Texas. He would later become a MUFON State Section Director for that group as well as leader of the local UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group. A lover of books, SMiles collected over 1000 titles before founding the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). For over twenty years he has worked with digital audio, video and other bleeding edge internet technologies. He has published his own print journal (E.L.F. Infested Spaces), edited a local paranormal newspaper (Austin Para Times), maintained a large network of websites (ELFIS.net), organized a national UFO conference (NUFOC-38), spoken to anthropologists about UFOs and parapsychology (Encounters with the Fantastic), hosted (and been a guest on) both terrestrial and webradio talk shows and has been podcasting since before the phrase existed. All these efforts and more have led radio talk show host Robert Larson to describe Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” He is also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists.

SMiles’ current projects include co-hosting PsiOp-Radio with Mack White as part of the many unique shows airing daily on his ANOMALY RADIO Network.

He is active with several local non-profits which includes his service on the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies (INACS) and the Scientific Anomaly Institute‘s lending library, the Anomaly Archives.

His writings can be found within the Archives of his print journal ELFIS and ANOMALY Magazine.

In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio duplication department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of CongressNational Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Steven Jones: The Life and Times of An ET Contact Experiencer

The Anomaly Archives and Austin Mufon present a Free Lecture by UK ET Contactee Steven Jones…

Steven Jones“A modern-day ET Contact Experiencer: After nearly an unbelievable 50 years of ET contact he is now able to assist others like him to move through the barrier that restricts so many from understanding what Contact really is” – Author of An Invitation To The Dance: The Awakening of the Extended Human Family

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 – 7pm at the NEW ACSL LOCATION

[Behind Half-Price Books on North Lamar]
Austin Center for Spiritual Living
5555 North Lamar Blvd.
Building D, Suites D115 & D117
Austin, Texas 78751

. . .

Steven Jones: The Life and Times of An ET Contact Experiencer

“Steven Jones is a modern-day ET Contact Experiencer: no longer the confused and powerless Abductee, but an empowered participator in the extraordinary events that remain such an important and profound part of his life. After nearly an unbelievable 50 years of ET contact he is now able to assist others like him to move through the barrier that restricts so many from understanding what Contact really is.

Through perfect recall and in great detail Steven will guide you through a landscape of contact events with several types of ET. From early Contact experiences seen through the innocent eyes of childhood to the young adult whose perspective of events was unavoidably influenced by the world he lived in, Steven will safely deliver you via a roller-coaster ride of experiences that ultimately inspired his adult years. Even die-hard skeptics will have a problem dismissing the details of so many of the experiences that Steven has been through.

As we all head towards 2012 with a mixture of apprehension and anticipation, Steven will share the knowledge that has been passed on to him by the ETs and explain how we might begin to re-evaluate our position as caring and responsible human beings, not only as residents of the planet Earth, but as universal citizens within the cosmos.

On this challenging journey of discovery we will begin to understand what the purpose of ET Contact has been, how we might consider responding to it and hopefully to identify who the ETs actually are. In doing so Steven will give you a glimpse into a point of view that goes beyond the usual belief systems about extraterrestrial reality, to give you valuable insight to make up your own mind about what this mystery actually means.”

Steven Jones will present “The Life and Times of An ET Contact Experiencer” on Sunday August 7th, 2011 at the Exopolitics Leeds Expo.

He is also appearing at these other upcoming events (dates and times subject to change):

  • Aztec – UFO Conference –  March 25th
  • Ozark – UFO Conference –  April 7th
  • Arkansas – Talk –  April 12th
  • Arkansas – MUFON –  April 16th
  • San Antonio MUFON and Other talks in Texas
  • California
  • Colorado (Alamo UFO Conference)
  • North and South Carolina
  • Up the east coast to New York
  • Back to England and Talks in the UK… then back to the states and…
  • October Paranormal Symposium in Angel Fire, NM and MUFON, Sedona

For more information on Steven Jones try these links:

Free Lecture with CryptoZoologist Ken Gerhard in Austin February 18th at 7pm

MONSTERS IN TEXAS?!?

Friday night, February 18th, join the Anomaly Archives in welcoming cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard to Austin, Texas.

Ken Gerhard is an accomplished cryptozoologist and field researcher for The Centre for Fortean Zoology and The Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization , as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute . He has investigated reports of monsters and mysterious beasts all over the world including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, winged creatures and even werewolves.

In addition to appearing in three episodes of the History Channel television series Monster Quest , Ken is featured on the special The Real Wolfman (History Channel) and in the series Legend Hunters (Travel Channel/A&E) and also Paranatural (National Geographic), plus numerous, radio and Internet broadcasts. His credits include appearances on Eyewitness News , Coast to Coast Radio and Ireland’s Newstalk Radio , as well as being featured in major books, DVDs and in articles by the Associated Press , Tampa Tribune and Amarillo Edge.

Ken is author of the books Big Bird: Modern Sightings of Flying Monsters and Monsters of Texas and has contributed to trade publications including Animals and Men, The Journal of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club and Bigfoot Times . He has lectured and exhibited at numerous paranormal conferences across the United States. Born on Friday the 13 th of October, Ken has traveled to twenty-six different countries and has visited forty-three of the states. An avid adventurer, he has camped along the Amazon, explored the Galapagos, hiked the Australian Outback and has visited many ancient and mysterious sites, from Machu Pichu to Stonehenge.

Friday February 18th at 7pm

Austin Center for Spiritual Living

4804 Grover Ave Austin, TX 78756

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