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Anomaly Archives eNews 5/29/18

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

May 29th, 2018 – Austin, Texas

Greetings everyone!

It’s taken me even longer than usual to get this latest newsletter “out the door” and into your inbox. We’ve been hard at work unpacking the books onto our new shelves and moving more of the remaining materials from our off-site locations over into our new location. We’ve had our first board meeting in the new space and added a new Advisory Board member – more on that soon.

At the end of last month, between the previous eNews issue and this one, I took a vacation to the 3rd annual ParaMania UnConference in New Orleans and met up with broadcasters / podcasters Tim Binnall and Greg Bishop, as well as researchers / writers Joshua Cutchin and Kenn Thomas while also seeing a gaggle of dear para-interested UFOlk friends, including artist and writer RPJ aka Red Pill Junkie. At the end of that celebration, Tim Binnall did a live webcast saying farewell to his Binnall-of-America interview podcast formula that he’d been conducting since 2005. Check out the archived podcast and reflective article here:

Meanwhile, we are getting very excited about hosting an Open House event in the near future. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with our new location in the heart of Austin, just South East of downtown and just North of Lady Bird Lake (the Colorado River):

55 North IH-35 (Frontage Road), Suite 260,

Austin, Texas 78702

(MAP / DIRECTIONS)

New OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)

COMING SOON!  We have a new online catalog that will prove very helpful to all. You can take a peak at what it will be like by going here:

Nearly a decade ago we experimented with the services of LibraryThing.org and we recently rediscovered them and there new TinyCat online catalog service. The version of the collection you see there is a kind of snapshot of the Anomaly Archives’ collection circa 2009. We are in the process of updating it to include our thousands of books and magazines that we’ve added in the decade since. You can go there now and get a sense of what it will be like… below are some screenshots of the main page and an individual book’s sub-page. We’ll tell you more about this new OPAC once it’s been updated with our current collections holdings.

Screenshot of OPAC Landing Page

Screenshot of OPAC Book Page

 

 

Book-of-the-Week

Recently a friend invited me to do one of those Facebook lists: the “Seven Days, Seven Books” variety. Picking only 7 meaningful / important-to-me books was a fun challenge. These are by no means my “Ultimate Top 7” but they reflect the main range of interest I have and include some fiction but mostly non-fiction.

This issue’s Book-of-the-Week choice is a fantastic and fun Fortean tome that I’ve been slowly reading this past year – taking my time to soak-in the truly bizarre story of Gef, the talking mongoose. Below are my seven selections from the aforementioned Facebook list…

SMiles’ 7 Days / 7 Books List

  • Day 1 – Neuromancer by William Gibson, Fortean
  • Day 2 – Messengers of Deception by Jacques Vallee
  • Day 3 – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
  • Day 4 – Cyberbiological Studies of the Imaginal Component in the UFO Contact Experience edited by Dennis Stillings
  • Day 5 – Battle for the Mind: The Mechanics of Indoctrination, Brainwashing and Thought Control by William Sargant
  • Day 6 – Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  • Day 7 – Gef! The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose by Christopher Josiffe

 

Videos-of-the-Week

We’re sharing a couple of videos in this issue … first is a new YouTube archive of our very first Anomaly Archives eNews Podcasts produced back in 2005. The second is titled “Calling Occupants” and is a relaxed exploration of modern UFO Contact Culture featuring interviews with Grant Cameron, Stan Friedman and other notables.

Listen to all of our past (discontinued) podcast series at the link here:

 

Headline News Section

As usual, we have a ton of news links below in our Anomaly Headlines section … sadly, there have been a number of people passing over, from the paranormal’s most prolific writer, Brad Steiger, to one of the most controversial para-publishers, Adam Parfrey of Feral House publishing.

In the links below you’ll find articles about the ongoing investigations into and revelations about the Pentagon’s “UFO” program that contracted with billionaire Bob Bigelow’s aerospace company (which is now tied to the To The Stars campaign run by DeLonge, Puthoff, Elizondo and others), plus news links about continuing controversies surrounding MUFON, many mainstream articles about Bigfoot, Cryptozoology, Lake Monsters, Fortean Phenomena, Parapsychology Research, Library and Information Science, Magic and Technology and much more. All these great Anomaly News headline links can also be viewed via our Flipboard Magazine…

That’s it for this edition of the eNews editorial.

 . . . 

Until next time…

SMiles Lewis / FounderAnomalyArchives.org

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FLASHBACK: Anomaly Archives Podcast #1 – 2005

ANOMALY ARCHIVES eNEWS – January 2005 

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“Calling Occupants” (A film by Mitch Fillion) YouTube

“A young man and his friends experiment with human-initiated contact techniques in an attempt to develop a peaceful relationship with extra-terrestrials. Along their journey, they attend an ET disclosure hearing in Brantford Ontario and interview the world’s top UFO researchers, abductees and lobbyists to find out the truth behind the UFO cover-up.”

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Book of the Week…

Gef! The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose

by Christopher Josiffe

Gef is visible in the weeds in the lower right corner of the full cover.

“I am the fifth dimension! I am the eighth wonder of the world!”

“During the mid-1930s, British and overseas newspapers were full of incredible stories about Gef, a ‘talking mongoose’ or ‘man-weasel’ who had allegedly appeared in the home of the Irvings, a farming family in a remote district of the Isle of Man.

The creature was said to have the ability to talk in several languages, to sing, to steal objects from nearby farms and to eavesdrop on local people, such that they became uneasy at the farmer’s seeming ability to be able to tell them their most private goings-on.

Despite written reports, magazine articles and books, several photographs, fur samples and paw prints, voluminous correspondence and signed witness statements, there is still no consensus as to what was really happening to the Irving family.

Hoax? Mental illness? A poltergeist? The possession of an animal by an evil spirit? Now you can read all the evidence and decide for yourself.

Seven years’ research and interviews, photographs (many previously unseen), interviews with surviving witnesses, visits to the site – all are presented here in this new book, the first examination of the case for 70 years.”

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Headlines
Here are some headlines of note for this week:
Book Culture & Reviews + Information Sciences: Archive, Library & Museum Headlines

 

Media & Movies

 

Consciousness & Parapsychology Headlines

 

AATIP / BAASS / TTSA UFO Acronym News

 

CryptoZoology Goes Mainstream

 

Human Experimentation / MK-Ultra Survivors in the News

 

Recent ParaEvents

 

Misc Weird News & Fortean Phenomena Headlines

 

Electromagnetic / Sonic Attack Effects and Surveillance Tech Side-Effect

 

Conspiracy, Covert-Ops, Fraud and Deception

 

Other UFO Related Articles

 

Ancient Humanity

 

Conspiracy Beliefs

 

Anomaly Obits

 

JFK Assassination Document Dump

 

Paranormal Podcasting History

 

More Headlines…

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Anomaly Archives eNews – New Location in 2018!

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Landing in Downtown Austin Mid-January 2018

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

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

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Anomaly Archives at Awesmic City Expo

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4th Annual – ACE-2017
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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

Contact: Miles@AnomalyArchives.org

 

 

 


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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Headlines

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Source: Anomaly Archives eNews – New Location in 2018!

Anomaly Archives eNews 12/8/2017

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

December 8th, 2017 – Austin, Texas. . .

 

Coming Soon: New Anomaly Archives Location!

 

Since 2009, the archive and lending library of the 501c3 Scientific Anomaly Institute has shared a space in North West Austin with the like-minded INACS (Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies).

After months of searching, we are close to announcing our new location.

Stay Tuned…

 – SMiles Lewis

Anomaly Archives Founder & INACS Board Member

Contact: Miles@AnomalyArchives.org

 


Book of the Week…

Edgar Cayce On Dreams
by Harmon H. Bro

“During the dreaming state of sleep, we experience the different levels of consciousness and receive input from the different realms of the spirit world. Through dreaming, we have special access to our spirit within. According to the Cayce readings, there is not a question we can ask which cannot be answered from the depths of our inner consciousness when the proper attunement is made.

A dream may be of a physical, mental, or spiritual nature and may deal with all manner of psychic manifestations. These include telepathy, clairvoyance, prophetic visions, out of body traveling, remembrance of past lives, communication with beings in other realms including deceased friends and relatives, spirit guides, angels, Christ, and even the voice of God. Dreams can also give invaluable information on the status of the body.

All subconscious minds are in contact with one another. Through the subconscious, dreams may place us in attunement with those in the physical realm or those in the spiritual realm. We may be visited in the night by discarnate entities for many reasons: they may seek to give us assurance about their well-being in other realms of existence; they may come seeking our aid through prayer; they may come to bring us information which may be very helpful or limited; or they may come to influence us with their own desires or perspectives, which may be helpful or harmful. For example, there are dream reports of deceased relatives appearing and giving instructions about where to find a will or a lost object.

The events we experience in the third-dimension are, as it were, a “past condition” because this dimension is simply a projection or a reflection of what is being built at another higher level. Therefore, when we tune into these higher levels, as we may in dreams, we become aware of what is being built, and what may be projected into the physical in the future. Nothing of importance happens to us that is not foreshadowed in our dreams. Which is not to say that all dreams are precognitive or that the exact detail of everything we experience is given earlier in dreams. However, the word “foreshadowed” suggests that we may glimpse and be warned of what we are building now which may come into manifestation later. We call these dreams “precognitive” or “prophetic.”

Just as the angels spoke to people in dreams in the times of the Bible, the spirit world still speaks to people to this day. Some people came to Cayce with dreams of Christ. None was told that it was simply his imagination, but all were assured they were indeed in touch with him.

There is no dimension of human life, whether social, financial, emotional or physical, mental or spiritual with which the dream may not on occasion deal. Dreams may encourage or reprimand, instruct or deceive, inspire or seduce, guide or confuse. The potential for an immense array of experiences in consciousness is always there. What we actually receive depends upon our attitudes, motivations, the measure of our attunement, and the extent to which we have made applicable what was received in earlier dreams and in waking experiences.

SOURCE: Edgar Cayce on Dreams – Near-Death Experiences and the Afterlife

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Headlines

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Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 12/8/2017

Anomaly Archives eNews 7/11/2017

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Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 7/11/2017

anomalyarchivesThe Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

July 11th, 2017 – Austin, Texas. . .

 

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70th Anniversary Celebrating the Crash of the “Roswell-WhatsIt”

Last week marked the 70th anniversaries of Kenneth Arnold’s famous sighting and the crash of a mysterious ‘whatsit’ outside Roswell, New Mexico. I traveled to Roswell and spent 5 days and nights enjoying the local hospitality and seeing UFO-related lectures across town at 4 different venues. I saw old friends and made new ones. I took lots of pictures and hope to share more of my adventures in the near future. Until then …

Check out the other great news links in our headlines section below.

Find all of them and more at our Flipboard page: Anomaly Archives Flipboard.

 – CARGO CULTure

And take a gander at this week’s installment of our Cargo Culture feature… it’s a blast!

See you all next issue!

SMiles Lewis and Daniel Jones at Roswell Museum 2017SMiles Lewis / Founder

AnomalyArchives.org

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[Photo: SMiles with VorTexas‘ Daniel Alan Jones at the Museum in Roswell]


Day Of Independence PvE
World Of Tanks Console

A friend who plays the videogame “World of Tanks” alerted me to a special July-4th holiday edition of the game featuring a UFO / Alien-Invasion theme. The

Check out these YouTube videos for more about this POV shoot-em-up game, if you are into that sort of thing.

Day Of Independence PvE – World Of Tanks Console – Mashed IT

WoT – WELCOME TO EARTH – Battle Beards (Xbox One) – The Beard Guys

If that’s not your cup-of-tea, perhaps you’ll dig this latest drone footage shot up within a more traditional July-4th fireworks display…

Fireworks filmed with a drone – AlteredStates

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Headlines

Here are some headlines of note for this week:

SAI Anomaly Archives eNews

 Anomaly Archives Flipboard RSS Feed

Check out more news links at the

Anomaly Archives Flipboard

[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational

and does not indicate endorsement.]

 

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 7/11/2017