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Anomaly Archives eNews – January 24th, 2023

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The Anomaly Archives Email Newsletter

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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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.


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 – New Location in 2018!

Landing in Downtown Austin Mid-January 2018

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December 14th, 2017 – Austin, Texas . . .


New Anomaly Archives Location!

Landing in mid-January 2018

55 North IH-35, Suite 256

Austin, Texas 78702

In the Meantime . . .
Come See Us At
The Awesmic City Expo!!! 

Anomaly Archives at the KOOP Radio Booth: F-65 on ROW-F

SMiles Lewis’ Lecture, Sunday the 17th @1pm: Awesmic Talks ROW-A

Anomaly Archives at Awesmic City Expo

Visit us at the Anomaly Archives Booth this weekend in Booth F-65 at the …

4th Annual – ACE-2017

Palmer Events Center Exhibit Hall No. 2

December 16th & 17th, 2017

Entrance Fee is $5, or FREE when you bring can good donations or toy donations to our KOOP 91.7 food or toy drop located inside the ACE 2017 Palmer Event Exhibit Hall 2, Dec. 16-17, 2017.

Thanks to the Community Group Member Organizations of KOOP 91.7 Radio!

 – SMiles Lewis
Anomaly Archives Founder & INACS Board Member





Book of the Week…

The Super Natural
A New Vision of the Unexplained
by Whitley Strieber & Jeffrey J. Kripal

From C. M. Mayo’s review…

“[i]f we, as scholars of religion, cannot take this text seriously, if we cannot interpret it in some satisfying fashion, if we cannot make some sense of this man’s honest descriptions of his traumatic, transcendent experiences, then we have no business trying to understand his spiritual ancestors in the historical record. We either put up here, or we shut up there. I decided to put up.”

Now to the Kantian cut. It is to distinguish between the appearances of things and what may actually lie behind them. In making that cut, we recognize that while our physical senses provide us with essential survival-oriented information, in no way do they even begin to convey to our consciousness awareness the totality of reality. As Kripal writes, this cut “is a very reasonable and appropriate response to our actual situation in the cosmos.” Furthermore, “Once one makes such a cut, one can, in principle, take any religious experience or mythical world seriously and sympathetically without adopting any particular interpretation of it, much as one suspends disbelief to enjoy a good novel or watch a science-fiction movie.”

In other words, we don’t need to accept nor reject Strieber’s reports of UFOs and “the visitors”— yes, we can keep the lids on our coconuts while adopting the stance of radical empiricism in considering large-scale quantum phenomena! 

Put yet another way: if we can simply look at such experiences as Strieber’s, sit with them, consider them “seriously and sympathetically, without adopting any particular interpretation”—we can then, to quote Kripal again, “begin to study their  patterns, histories, narrative structures, sexual dimensions, and philosophical implications.” The Kantian cut thus gives us the power to then spiral up to a broader, richer view. It is an astonishing power.

. . .

Many people know Strieber as “that guy who wrote about being abducted by extraterrestrials.” In fact, Strieber reports his perceptions of his experiences, but as to what they actually are, he says, “I am a wanderer, lost in a forest of hypotheses.” Strieber also echoes Kripal in arguing that, “it is not necessary to believe in such things as flying saucers, aliens, ghosts, and other unexplained phenomena in order to study them.”

But to study such things without puckerlips, and all brain cells firing, one must make that Kantian cut—and one needs courage to persist, for that Kantian cut must be made again and again in the face of our inclination towards easy polarities, to either believe or, more commonly, reject, bristling with hostility or scornful laughter. 

As Kripal puts it, one must “learn to live with paradox, to sit with the question.”

SOURCE: Literal Magazine – C. M. Mayo
“A thought-provoking, intelligent reconceptualization of supernatural events.”

SOURCE: Kirkus Review

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