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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
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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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Anomaly Archives eNews – January 24th, 2023

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January 24, 2023 – Austin, Texas

Greetings fellow Anomalists. Welcome to another edition of the Anomaly Archives eNews. I’m excited to announce that Mark Jackson and I will resume our weekly live anomalous news roundup show, Anomaly-NOW!, this Wednesday evening, January 25th at 7pm CST.

Tune-In to watch Anomaly-NOW! live via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or Twitch.

So long Amazon-Smile program… hello Patreon!

As many of you have likely heard, Amazon is ending its “Smile” charity donation program. This is an extreme disappoint and many are expressing their dismay at the company’s decision and the way they have announced this significant change. See commentary at WPTVnews, Nicole Schuman at PRnewsOnline, Seth’s Blog, and older critiques of the Amazon Smile program and the company in general at HeyDavid (circa 2019), John Kenyon (circa 2017?), and ArsTechnica (circa 2015). The “donation” program has always been problematic but it was a funding source we were slowly cultivating and growing – but no more. Thanks to all of you who participated over the past several years by choosing us as your charity of choice; you have until the end of February to continue supporting us through this soon to be ending charitable funding source.

Meanwhile… the Anomaly Archives will soon be launching a new membership community fundraising portal using the Patreon platform along with an educational initiative that has been a part of the long-term mission and vision for the Anomaly Archives / Scientific Anomaly Institute.

More details coming soon.

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

SMiles Lewis / Founder
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Video-Of-The-Week

The Mythologist © NFTS 2004
The National Film & Television School 

“Synopsis: On the surface ‘Armen Victorian’ seems like a regular guy. He lives in Nottingham with his wife and two children and his occupations have been variously listed as insurance salesman, shop assistant and cleaner. But dig a little deeper and Armen’s life starts to resemble that of a latter-day Walter Mitty.

Diplomat, adventurer, UFO investigator, crop circle researcher, intelligence officer – is this the secret life of a Nottingham shop assistant? His world is a shadowy world of counter-espionage, disinformation, subterfuge, spooks, spies, lies and the keeping and revealing of secret knowledge.

The Mythologist explores Armen’s life and his impact on the murky and mythic realms of paranormal research”

Graduating Crew
Director/Producer – John Lundberg
Cinematographer – Zillah Bowes
Editor – Mathias Dombrink
Sound Recordist – Tom Harrison
Sound Designer – Miha Jaramaz
Composer – Angus Havers

Also appearing in Google Arts & Culture as part of NFTS’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.


Book-Of-The-Week

Dreams: Your Magic Mirror

With Interpretations of Edgar Cayce

by Elsie Sechrist

 

“The book that started thousands on their journey of dream study and interpretation is now available to a new generation. Elsie Sechrist knew well-known psychic Edgar Cayce personally and received readings from him. In its seventh printing, Dreams: Your Magic Mirror provides clear evidence from Sechrist’s own research and from the Cayce material that dreams are of crucial importance to all of us. Includes a foreword written by Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgar’s eldest son. 

Until her death in 1992, Elsie Sechrist was an internationally known speaker on dreams and the Edgar Cayce readings who lectured at colleges, universities, and churches. She also appeared on numerous radio and television shows providing audiences throughout the world with guidance in dream interpretation.”

 


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Anomaly Archives eNews – December 31st, 2022

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The Anomaly Archives Email Newsletter

December 31, 2022 – Austin, Texas

 

Happy New Year!!

As I write this we are hurtling towards the new year. 2022 has not been a particularly good year for me personally but I hope we all have gained something positive from the experiencing of it. It has certainly been a momentous year for the study of UFO encounters and for the continued expansion of “conversations over saucers.” The halls of academe and the offices of governments and militaries have been abuzz with talk of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena and the Archiving of the Impossible. “Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K” my friends. Even the former President & First Lady’s production company are apparently getting in on the UFO/UAP-Action with a new Netflix series based on the famous Betty & Barney Hill abduction case…

For more on the latest news on the government’s attempts to rebrand UFOs as UAPs, check out these links and more in the Anomaly News Headlines section below:

I would also like to direct your attention to these excellent analyses by skeptic Mick West:

Meanwhile, you should absolutely check out the new Vodcasts featured in our Video-Of-The-Week section below from Greg & Dana Newkirk / Planet Weird / Newkirk Museum of the Paranormal, called the Haunted Objects Podcast. The Newkirks have created the best paranormal community and recently launched this phenomenal podcast. All 5 episodes released thus far have been fantastic and I highly recommend each of them but for those of you interested in UFOs you should take a gander (you can also listen to an audio-only version via your favorite podcatcher app) at these 2 episodes about Mothman and the Betty & Barney Hill abduction case.

PLUS!!! An Extra Super Mega Audio-Of-The-Week with The scary sound of Earth’s magnetic field and a slew of amazing audio podcast content focused mainly on UFOs, Alien Abduction, Sexuality / Gender Identity, Tarot and the often sorely lacking issue of ETHICS plus some ecological approaches! All links to Spotify unless otherwise indicated.

Until next year … have fun, be safe, and keep exploring the mysteries of reality!

SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
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Videos-Of-The-Week

Defending the Mothman: High Strangeness Holiday Special – Episode 005 – Haunted Objects Podcast

“Ever been so scared you dropped a baby? In this holiday special, we crush on the best high strangeness movie ever made: The Mothman Prophecies. Along the way, Connor offends Indrid Cold, Greg demonstrates how to drive ultraterrestrials crazy, Dana has trouble talking to ghosts, and we learn why West Virginia’s official monster is a queer icon. Slather on your chapstick and hold onto your babies, because it’s time to defend Mothman from slander.”

… and …

Examining Betty Hill’s Alien Abduction Dress – Episode 003 – Haunted Objects Podcast

“In September of 1961, on a desolate mountain pass in New Hampshire, strange lights in the sky heralded the introduction of a new, more terrifying type of extraterrestrial encounter; one where stolen memories, painful medical experiments, and regression hypnosis replace friendly visitors from Venus. In this episode, we examine one of the rarest artifacts in the Newkirk Museum: pieces of the dress Betty Hill was wearing as she was abducted by aliens. The gang discusses their own ill-advised adventures in hypnosis, Greg lays out a government conspiracy, and Connor learns that the answers to life’s mysteries are found in Super Mario 64.”

 


Audio-Of-The-Week

The scary sound of Earth’s magnetic field

“Despite being essential to life on Earth, the magnetic field isn’t something we can actually see in itself, or ever hear. But, remarkably, scientists at the Technical University of Denmark have taken magnetic signals measured by ESA’s Swarm satellite mission and converted them into sound – and for something that protects us, the result is pretty scary.”

SOURCE: ESA – European Space Agency

 

Personal Pans podcast episodes… with host Vanessa Walilko

 

OSS: Our Strange Skies podcast episodes… with host Rob Kristoffersen

 

Tracing Owls podcast episodes… with host Vuc

 


Book-Of-The-Week

The Tujunga Canyon Contacts by Ann Druffel and D. Scott Rogo

   

Tujunga Canyon Contacts: Revisited, Reconsidered by ProfessorWHAM

“…tells the true stories of five young women “abductees” who lived in and near Tujunga Canyon, northeast of Los Angeles, and who were all linked by more or less intimate personal relationships. The abductions and related events, which took place over a period of more than two decades, were first investigated by UFO researcher Ann Druffel for five full years, and later by Druffel and parapsychologist D. Scott Rogo together. Many of the abduction details first revealed in the Tujunga Canyon case have been confirmed in the hundreds of cases that followed it. First published during the peak of the 20th century’s UFO abduction epidemic, THE TUJUNGA CANYON CONTACTS was only the second book written about so-called “alien abductions.” This edition of the classic work contains the two new chapters prepared for the updated version of the book. During this updating of the story, Druffel first realized that abduction scenarios can be fended off by strongwilled, confident experiencers, since three of the five young women intuitively discovered, and used, various “resistance techniques” to fend off, and eventually end, the harrowing attacks.”

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