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Anomaly Archives eNews 7/14/2016

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anomalyarchivesThe Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

July 14th, 2016 – Austin, Texas

After my weeklong “staycation” it’s back to the grind of the ole day job. The week’s nearly over but between work and world events … well, it’s enough to drive a person to drink. Luckily enough, marketing gurus have seen the light and offer a bevy of beverages with some adult kick!

As I’ve mentioned before, the origins of my personal Cargo Culture Collection of weird UFO & Alien themed knick-knacks arises from Other People’s Compulsion to give such trinkets to me because of my lifelong UFO-Obsession (and membership in Anomaloholics Anonymous; the Anomaly Archives’ secret Double-AA-Entendre).

So it’s no surprise when a family member shows up with some Outer Space Vodka bottle shaped like the archetypal Big-Headed Black-Almond-Shape-Eyed Alien but with old-school Gaian Green Glass instead of the Dull Modernist Gray/Grey. So I make the best of the situation and combine it with some Bloody Revolution Bloody-Mary Mix and film it all in slow-motion! I’m not joking – check out the videos here: Outer Space (Alien Head) Vodka & Bloody Revolution Bloody-Mary Mix: Parts ZeroOneTwoThree, & Four
While yet again at the liquor store (I should own stock) I see a cool zine-scene-like newsletter with an early 1900s flair. The title and headline catch my eye:

the Unusual Times
– A Review Of All Things Unusual –
History’s Greatest Hoaxes

Apparently, the Hendrick’s Gin company have a whole “Society of the Unusual” marketing strategy. I wonder if it’s just the brainchild of the advertising firm or if there might be a core of actual Anomalist / Fortean / Zetetic interest somewhere at the heart of the company? Nah! Probably not.

BTW – This issue of the Anomaly Archives eNews has NOT been brought to you by any alcoholic beverage sponsorship – though we might be open to that.

Until next week… “May We Live In Unusual Times.” Cheers!

Oh yeah: Become a Member & Check Out the Anomaly Headlines below.

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Above: Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka

Cargo CULTure: Alcoholic Beverages!

Advertising and Marketing folks have known for a long time the popularity of UFO & Paranormal topics, so its no surprise they would aim their weaponized propaganda cultural armaments at the adult beverage demographic.

  • Harpoon Brewery’s UFO or “UnFiltered Offerring”
  • Omission Beer
  • Hendrick’s Gin Cashes-In with its Society of the Unusual
  • Outer Space Vodka Within A Big-Headed Green Alien Bottle
  • Abduction Wine – Cosmic Red / Galactic White
  • Le Cigare Volant Wine

 

Know of any others? Send your information to the Anomaly Archives.

Cargo CULTure: Alcoholic Beverages

Please Drink Responsibly.

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Headlines

Here are some headlines of note for this week:

Archives and Book Culture

 

UFOs

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CryptoZoology

 

Mystery Deaths?

 

Para Normal / Super Natural

 

Demonic Possession or Social Contagion?

 

Gnostic Cinema

 

Misc Headlines

 

[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational
and does not indicate endorsement.]

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 7/14/2016

 

Anomaly Archives eNews 7/8/2016

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anomalyarchivesThe Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

July 8th, 2016 – Austin, Texas

We’ve been home on a “staycation” this week and hope you’ve been having as much productive fun as we have.

For this issue’s Book-of-the-Week we feature the massive two-volume set published in 1836 (our copies from the Girard Collection are of the 1965 reprints) about uncovering “a most ancient and universal religion from which all later creeds and doctrines sprang.” Follow our Anomaly Archive eNewsletter links and you’ll find online copies of the book you can read in plain-text, PDF, or Synthetic Text to Speech audio book formats.

We’re still trying to increase our membership so please consider joining theAnomaly Archives as a Dues-Paying Member. Even if you can’t access our local collections you can support our mission and goals:

  • Preservation and dissemination of scientific research into anomalous phenomena.
  • Research and analysis of accumulated collections.
  • Education of the public regarding scientific investigations into these phenomena.
  • Managing and developing an archive and library for documents and literature with regards to a multi-disciplinary approach to anomalous phenomena.
  • Supporting, promoting and pursuing research to obtain increased knowledge about anomalous phenomena.
  • Pursuing and stimulating a critical, scientific discussion of anomalous phenomena, and providing a forum for information, support, and sharing among researchers.
  • Functioning as the archives and library for like-minded organizations, and other groups in the community that have similar interests.

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SMiles Lewis / Founder

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Book of the Week…

Anacalypsis:
An attempt to draw aside the veil of the Saitic Isis
Or an inquiry into the origin of languages, nations, and religions

Volumes One & Two – 1836

By Godfrey Higgins

“The work is the product of more than twenty years of research, during which Higgins tried to uncover “a most ancient and universal religion from which all later creeds and doctrines sprang”.[1] It includes several maps and lithographic plates of Druidical Monuments. The book itself details many of Higgins’ beliefs and observations about the development of religion. Among these was his theory that a secret religious order, which he labeled “Pandeism” (from Pans- or Pandu- referring to a family of Gods, appending with -ism), had continued from ancient times to the present day, stretching at least from Greece to India, and possibly having once covered the entire world:

“All this seems to confirm the very close connexion which there must have been in some former time, between Siam, Afghanistan, Western Syria, and Ireland. Indeed I cannot doubt that there has been really one grand empire, or one Universal, one Pandæan, or one Catholic religion, with one language, which has extended over the whole of the world; uniting or governing at the same time…”

Among the many unusual theories presented in this book is that both the Celtic Druids and the Jews originated in India – and that the name of the Biblical Abraham is really a variation of the word Brahma, created by shifting the last letter to the beginning: Abrahma. Higgins used the term “Pandeism” to describe the religious society that he purported had existed from ancient times, and at one time had been known throughout the entire world. Higgins believed this practice continued in secret until the time of his writing, in the 1830s in an area stretching from Greece to India.”

Source: Anacalypsis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Headlines

Here are some headlines of note for this week:UFOs

Library & Archives

Meta Talk on Anomalistics, Cryptozoology, Forteana Research & Public Education

 

Mind / Paranormal / Parapsychology / Sixth Sense (Human or Otherwise) / Esoterica / Occulture

 

Deep State / Parapolitics

 

Misc Weirdness? Eco-Crisis? Industrial / Oil Contamination Fallout? 

 

[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational
and does not indicate endorsement.]

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 7/8/2016

Anomaly Archives eNews 6/30/2016

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

June 30th, 2016 – Austin, Texas

No time for small-talk this week…

Below you’ll find our Book-of-the-Week which is one of many Spanish language titles from the Girard Collection. This one is about the infamous Ica Stones of Peru, considered by most to be an admitted hoax by farmer / artist / conman Basilio Uschuya who “said he produced a patina by baking the stone in cow dung.” The stones depict creationist type artworks featuring humans and dinosaurs living and working together as well as advanced technology implying ancient astronaut themes. Several of the stones depict highly sexual content.

As usual we have a smattering of UFO, Parapsyhology, Mysterious Phenomena (like the Worldwide Hum) and Deep State / Parapolitical news links in ourAnomalous Headlines section.

We’re still trying to increase our membership so please consider joining theAnomaly Archives as a Dues-Paying Member. Even if you can’t access our local collections you can support our mission and goals:

  • Preservation and dissemination of scientific research into anomalous phenomena.
  • Research and analysis of accumulated collections.
  • Education of the public regarding scientific investigations into these phenomena.
  • Managing and developing an archive and library for documents and literature with regards to a multi-disciplinary approach to anomalous phenomena.
  • Supporting, promoting and pursuing research to obtain increased knowledge about anomalous phenomena.
  • Pursuing and stimulating a critical, scientific discussion of anomalous phenomena, and providing a forum for information, support, and sharing among researchers.
  • Functioning as the archives and library for like-minded organizations, and other groups in the community that have similar interests.

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Also, we recently mentioned an exciting conference happening on the Big Island of Hawaii later this year. The organizers of this Living Mystery Symposium, whose theme is Super Nature, have recently updated the event date to December 10th & 11th and lineup to Whitley Strieber, Jeff Kripal, Dennis McKenna, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, & Host Jeremy Vaeni. See the event website for details.

www.JaylonProductions.com

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Until next time… see you in the bibliosphere!

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Book of the Week…
El Mensaje de las Piedras Grabadas de Ica
by Javier Cabrera Darquea

“In the vicinity of the village of Ocuicareptilian2caje and Ica, in Peru, a collection of rounded stones . . . has been amassed by Dr. Javier Cabrera….The people are shown hunting or struggling with a variety of monsters that resemble BRONTOSAURS, TRICERATOPS, STEGOSAURS, AND PTERODACTYLS . . . human beings are portrayed as having domesticated animals that appear to be DINOSAURS and are using them for transportation and warfare. People are shown using telescopes, looking at the stars, and performing surgery”

Charles Berlitz, Atlantis: the Eighth Continent, 1984, pp.193-194
via Ica Stones – The Skeptic’s Dictionary – Skepdic.com


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Headlines
Here are some headlines of note for this week:
UFOs

 

Misc Weird News

 

Mind Control, the Paranormal & Parapsychology

 

Cryptozoology

 

Deep State / Parapolitics

[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational
and does not indicate endorsement.]

Anomaly Archives eNews 6/22/2016

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

June 22nd, 2016 – Austin, Texas

The Anomaly Archives was recently contacted by someone acting as executor for the estate of a woman who was once active in Austin’s local UFO community. We were invited to look through the library of the deceased for books that we’d like to add to our collection before the upcoming estate sale was opened to the public. After traveling over forty miles into the hill country I met with the executor at the home of the deceased and began going through the voluminous library. Besides two full boxes of books and a few years worth of MUFON UFO Journal issues, the executor provided us some more personal items including photos chronicling some strange experiences of the deceased as well as one of her UFO-themed paintings (pictured here).

It was obvious that this local UFO enthusiast was a tremendous fan of abductee / researcher Dr. Karla Turner as evidenced by the multiple copies of her books held in the library. Among the gems we came away with were three non-English editions of Karla Turner’s book Taken: Inside the Alien-Human Abduction Agenda. These include a Japanese, Italian, and German editions. The Japanese edition lists Shinichiro Namiki as associated with its publication, where as the German edition lists Linda Moulton Howe as having written the foreword (likely the same as in this recent English digital ebook “reprint” edition). The Italian version has a preface by Gianfranco de Turris who is an Italian journalist, essayist, writer, and scholar of “fantastic” literature in Italy. I’m really hoping to find an English translation of his preface somewhere online.

So, with Dr. Karla Turner so fresh in my mind I’ve selected her second book as our Book-of-the-Week for this installment!

Meanwhile, in this week’s Anomalous Headlines … check out the interesting articles on video of a supposed “Texas ‘Belgium’ Triangle UFO,” as well as the $10,000 reward for reading the infamous Roswell Ramey Memo, a Dallas’ JFK assassination researcher’s successful free-speech challenge, and many more below!

Last but not least – Our Monthly Public Meetings Are Changing! We Need Your Help! Why Not Volunteer? We’re transitioning our monthly public meetings into volunteerism opportunities. I’ll be up at the Anomaly Archives this Saturday afternoon to train new volunteers on various on-going processes as well as upcoming special volunteer projects.

The Anomaly Archives holds Monthly Meetings on the Fourth Saturday of Each Month. Contact SMiles Lewis via email for updates. The meetings are held from 1-3pm at the INACS / Anomaly Archives headquarters located in North West Austin.

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Until next time… see you at the library!

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Book of the Week…
Taken
Inside the Alien-Human Abduction Agenda

by Karla Turner

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TAKEN INTO THE FRINGE

RESEARCHER FOCUS: Dr. Karla Turner
by SMiles Lewis

My first exposure to abduction researcher/ experiencer Dr. Karla Turner was on September 26, 1992. She was speaking to an audience of approximately 200 people in Austin, Texas. The mini-conference also featured Ed Conroy and George Wingfield, and was organized by the local Austin MUFON chapter. I have seen very little from abduction researchers that I qualified as being of any significance, so Dr. Turner was a particularly unexpected surprise.

She comes across as very strong willed, a trait she may already have had, but which could have been tempered by her interactions with this phenomena. She admits to not knowing the origin of UFOs or their occupants. She simply reports the data that she gathers and experiences herself (about three hundred cases at that time). Some have been critical of her calling attention to “negative” cases. She admits to reporting on those aspects, but is quick to point out that, a) these reports exist, and other researchers are sweeping them under the rug, and b) there are already a number of sources for cases showing “positive” interactions with supposed benevolent entities. Part of her focus seems to be an attempt to strike a balance. How can we gain an objective perspective if we are not hearing all the data?

This mini-conference coincided with the release of her first book on the subject, Into The Fringe . Shortly after her tall< I bought the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. It details the emergance of the UFO and abduction phenomena into her family’s life and their struggle with the ongoing experiences. It is a very personal account which begins in 1987-1988.

Karla earned her B.A. from California State University, her M.A. from the University of Nottingham in England, and her Ph.D. in Old English Studies from the University of North Texas. She is a skeptic in the best sense of the word, but she does believe that something extraordinary is going on.

Her 1992 Austin speech was less about her own experiences, and more about the overall points of interest that she noticed in her research (300 cases she investigated with the help of Barbara Bartholic and others-Barbara had worked with Jacques Vallee on the mysterious cattle mutilations sometimes associated with UFOs). In her speech Karla made twenty specific points regarding trends noticed in the data. These trends are not specifically found in her book “Fringe,” although they are there thematically. The trends reflect darker sides of hidden memory and sexual encounters, which seem to be power plays to dominate the abductee, rather than simple hybridization studies.

These trends continue to be seen in the eight case studies in her most recent book, Taken – Inside The Alien / Human Abduction Agenda. In the book, and during her speech at the July 1994 Annual International MUFON Symposium in Austin, Texas, she made some very important assertions regarding the UFO and abduction phenomena:

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“The abductee also learns from experience that the aliens induce an altered perceptive state in humans during every encounter. Employed for control, it can be used to prevent any undesired responses from the abductee. And the altered state also prevents any objective assessment of the situation by the witness. This means that the witness can only report what was seen, felt, and heard, which is not necessarily a reflection of what actually occurred. By inducing and manipulating altered consciousness in the abductee, the aliens assume full control of the situation and thus exert control over the data reported by the witness.

Abductees report alien-controlled information. This is a fact abduction researchers must face. ….. Until the day we can unmask the alien illusions, however, we can at least study the entire body of reported data, controlled though it may be, trying to learn more about why certain images and events are employed and what they can tell us about the covert directors of these scenarios.”

This statement and her coining of the term Virtual Reality Scenario to describe these altered perceptions are the best recent developments within the abduction research field. They enable us to discuss these experiences as REAL, but with the added potential inherent in describing some encounters as non-physical while there are still other more physical encounters.

Another positive aspect of Taken (in my estimation) is the inclusion of much testimony described as “UFO dreams.” Once again we see the flowing together of dream experiences” with “real” experiences and hypnotically retrieved “memories.” The results are fascinating! Though much of the abductee narratives could be seen as particularly negative, the overwhelming feeling that I came away with after reading the book, and which the abductees themselves seem to have come away with, is a deep sense of ambiguity and indeterminacy. Even if this seems daunting in the search for truth it could just be the ultimate result of our encounters with the unknown. Perhaps we can take some solace in Dr. Turner’s belief that these intelligences are truly “physical, finite and fallible.” If this is so, and they are not some aspect of ourselves or God then we may indeed be able to develop defenses against their intrusions into our reality.

Source: ELFIS 2, Fall 1994 – Researcher Focus: Karla Turner – Taken Into The Fringe

See also, Anomaly Archives’ page on Karla Turner.

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Headlines

Here are some headlines of note for this week:
UFOs

 

Paranormal Research

 

Cryptozoology

 

Lost Cities & Ancient Civilizations

 

Forteana

 

Copycat Effects

 

Deep State Parapolitics

 

[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational
and does not indicate endorsement.]

 

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 6/22/2016

Anomaly Archives eNews 6/15/2016

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

June 15th, 2016 – Austin, Texas

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of our electronic newsletter.

normalThis past Sunday marked my 45th birthday. It also marked the latest milestone in America’s Amok Murder-Suicide Rampage Epidemic. As some of our readers may know, I am a survivor one of the earliest (pre-epidemic level) mass-shootings by an apparent “Lone Nut.” Not the infamous 1966 UT Tower Sniper incident (whose 50th anniversary will coincide this year with the implementation of UT’s new Campus Carry policy) but rather the lesser known 1979 San Antonio, Texas, Fiesta’s Battle of Flowers Parade shooting. In high school I wrote about the incident (Danger: Parade – Thank God for Mother’s Intuition). On the March 11th, 2008 episode of our PsiOp-Radio show I talked about it with co-host Mack White (starts at about the 48-50 minute mark in the MP3 archive). Mack and I have covered so many of these incidents on the show, talking about the psychology of suicidal contagion known as the Copycat / Werther Effects as well as the potential manufacturing of such “Lone Nuts” as part of sundry covert operations known variously as Agents Provocateurs, False Flags, Strategy of Tension, and even the infamous Manchurian Candidate, Sleeper Agent, MK-Ultra Mind Kontrol Assassins, etc. So on the one-hand, as a survivor, it truly pains me to see such rampant dismissal of these types of events as being “fake” / “totally staged” / “false flags” – over and over, with every new shooting. And yet, I’m parapolitically aware of this country’s deep-state history of mass-murder for political gain as well as its history of exploring how to make people kill, whether through standardized military indoctrination or illicit mind control experimentation.

Whatever the ultimate cause behind Sunday’s horrific mass-murder, it seems only fitting that this issue’s Book-of-the-Week should be Loren Coleman’s important 2004 book The Copycat Effect: How The Media and Popular Culture Trigger The Mayhem in Tomorrow’s Headlines. It’s a difficult read on a difficult topic. Loren is better known for his work in the Fortean field of Cryptozoology – but he’s also known for his interest in and seeming prophetic ability at, deciphering the Twilight Language that permeates the world of these Mass Amok events as well as the Name Game synchronicities that seem to inform the world of other strange phenomena.

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Mystery HumMeanwhile, in this week’s Anomaly News round-up there are several articles of interest including a New York Times article, United States of Paranoia, about the people who feel they are the victims of Gang-Stalking. That article even touches on those who feel they are being attacked by E.L.F. mind control technology and Mystery Hum related phenomena. Two years ago, Jared Keller wrote another excellent and comprehensive article on the Mystery Hums that also touched on the mind control element but also documents the various research into finding the sounds ultimate source. Earlier this year, I myself experienced a series of mysterious deep humming like effects over a period of time. In this week’s news round-up we also have a new article from The Guardian about the Windsor Hum.

We also have links to a Boston Globe article about something I and others have noticed and commented upon for several years now; that there are seemingly fewer alien abductions being reported since 2001. Also, check out the (probably fake) video that’s been circulating of an alleged V-shaped craft floating above Austin, Texas, as well as the many other interesting news links in this week’s issue.

UpComing Radio Appearance…

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The Fenton Perspective on Revolution Radio
via www.FreedomSlips.com from 7-9pm CST.

I will be the guest for two hours this coming Monday night with host Lorien Fenton (Radio Shows) discussing the Anomaly Archives and all things anomalous: from Alien Contact and UFOs to Parapsychology and Mind Kontrol. I hope you’ll join us by tuning in to the webstream and perhaps calling into the show!

Until next time…

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Book of the Week…
The Copycat Effect:
How The Media and Popular Culture Trigger
The Mayhem in Tomorrow’s Headlines
by Loren Coleman

The Copycat Effect by Loren Coleman

How Murder Coverage Can Inspire Copycat Killers

VICE-Nov 5, 2015

… reports is one that has occupied the mind of Loren Coleman for decades. … to the FBI talks about the copycat effect and considers it a reality.
Umpqua Shooting: More Blood on Media Hands (copycat effect)

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News-Oct 2, 2015

Loren Coleman wrote a book, The Copycat Effect, in 2004. The book details simple strategies for reducing media incentives for mass killings.
Influence of other killers on Va. gunman not unusual, experts say

USA TODAY-Aug 26, 2015

The increase in attacks on journalists plays into killers’ desire to get attention, said Loren Coleman, the author of The Copycat Effect. He said …
TV Crimes: Paris, Glasgow and the death of media responsibility

Fortitude Magazine-Jan 10, 2015

In his 2004 book The Copycat Effect: How The Media and Popular … in Tomorrow’s Headlines, author Loren Coleman stated “The media must …
Hong Kong murders: The psychology of copycat crime

The Independent-Nov 5, 2014

Arguably the most well known writing on the topic was Loren Coleman’s 2004 book The Copycat Effect. Coleman believes that because …
Quebec reeling from nine domestic homicides in less than two weeks

The Globe and Mail-Feb 17, 2014

Loren Coleman, the author of The Copycat Effect, says clusters of such crimes sometimes take place when distressed people on the cusp of …
Real Prevention Measures for School Shootings

AmmoLand.com (press release)-Dec 17, 2013

A book, The Copycat Effect, by Loren Coleman, was written in 2004. It detailed simple strategies for mitigating the effect and reducing the ..

Do media vultures perpetuate mass shootings?

Salon-Dec 29, 2012

Do media vultures perpetuate mass shootings? EnlargeMembers of the media photograph mourners as they emerge from Blacksburg …
Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown

Wall Street Journal-Dec 17, 2012

Loren Coleman’s 2004 book “The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow’s Headlines” shows …

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Headlines

Here are some headlines of note for this week:
UFOs

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico UFO Video: Debunked?

 

Misc Fortean Weirdness

 

Ancient Civilizations

 

Library & Archives

 

Mind Control, the Paranormal & Parapsychology

 

Cryptozoology

 

Copycat / Werther Effects, Twilight Language, The Deep State, & Mass Murder Events

 

Technology

 

Deep State / Parapolitics / Covert Ops

[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational
and does not indicate endorsement.]

 

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 6/15/2016

Anomaly Archives eNews 6/7/2016

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

June 7th, 2016 – This week’s installment includes Lewis Spence’s The Fairy Tradition in Britain as our Book-of-the-Week. I absolutely love the cover art for this rare edition that’s part of our Bob Girard Collection.

Among this week’s Anomaly Headlines are some links to articles about the Order of the Solar Temple “suicides” as well as an excellent documentary (The Order of the Solar Temple) about this still open case of apparent mass-murder involving a UFO cult and its probable connections to deep-state parapolitical money laundering and covert operations.

Well, that’s all for now. See you next week!

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AnomalyArchives.org

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Book of the Week…
The Fairy Tradition in Britain
by Lewis Spence

“I should add, however, that, particularly on the occasion of Samhain, bonfires were lit with the express intention of scaring away the demonic forces of winter, and we know that, at Bealltainn in Scotland, offerings of baked custard were made within the last hundred and seventy years to the eponymous spirits of wild animals which were particularly prone to prey upon the flocks – the eagle, the crow, and the fox, among others. Indeed, at these seasons all supernatural beings were held in peculiar dread. It seems by no means improbable that these circumstances reveal conditions arising out of a later solar pagan worship in respect of which the cult of fairy was relatively greatly more ancient, and perhaps held to be somewhat inimical.”

― Lewis Spence, British Fairy Origins

Spence, Lewis The Fairy Tradition in Britain (Rider 1948). LS was by any standards a strange writer. He dedicated, for example, years of his life to proving the existence of Atlantis with reference to Irish and Mexican mythology: don’t do it, Lewis! Of all his meanderings, his work on fairies has survived best. There is though here a misfortune. It is his other fairy book on Fairy Origins, a stimulating but eccentric monograph, which is endlessly reprinted. Whereas The Fairy Tradition, perhaps the best general introduction to the fairies, is rare. In Spence’s mind this was his ‘source’ book. And while The Fairy Tradition is never tedious the sheer bulk of information can rather clog up your brain. Still there is nowhere else where you can get such a concentration of information in so few pages.

―Beach Comber’s The Triumph of the Dilettantes: Top Ten Fairy Books

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Headlines

Here are some headlines of note for this week:

UFO Headlines

 

Reviews

 

CryptoZoology News

 

Esoterica, Forteana, Occult, Paranormal & Parapsychology News

The Order of the Solar Temple

 

Ancient Civilizations

 

Archival / Bibliophile / Library Headlines

 

Mind / Body Control

 

Parapolitics

 

[NOTE: Inclusion of news & event info is purely informational
and does not indicate endorsement.]
 

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 6/7/2016

 

 

Anomaly Archives eNews 5/31/2016

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The Anomaly Archives Weekly Email Newsletter

May 31st, 2016 – Another week, another newsletter…

Some great Anomaly-News-Headlines and a challenging music video Cargo Culture treat in lieu of the Book-of-the-Week. But … “Trigger Warning” … its a doozy featuring themes of remote mind (and body) control via mysterious gleaming spherical drone (like in the cult classic Phantasm series). You’ve been warned.

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SMiles Lewis / Founder
AnomalyArchives.org
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Voodoo In My Blood

by Massive Attack featuring Young Fathers
[Young Fathers:]
Voodoo in my blood is living
Blood take I’m chillin’
Chill me got the soul of a mimic
It’s not quite right, you must be silly
Sign of the wars is my grinning
Come in to my time and see me
Suck it to me suck it to me timid

[Chorus:]
I’m yours I’m yours
Why does the blood never stick to your teeth
Momma stop giving me grief
Why does the blood always stick to your teeth
Momma stop giving me grief

[Massive Attack:]
Barely barely grieving
Keep the front door open
Wipe that cheeky grin and come on down
Barely barely grieving
Keep the front door open
Wipe that cheeky grin and come on down

[Young Fathers:]
Voodoo in my blood is living
Blood take I’m chillin’
Chill me got the soul of a mimic
It’s not quite right, you must be silly
Sign of the wars is my grinning
Come in to my time and see me
Suck it to me suck it to me timid

[Chorus – Young Fathers:]
I’m yours I’m yours
Why does the blood never stick to your teeth
Momma stop giving me grief
Why does the blood always stick to your teeth
Momma stop giving me grief
Why does the blood always stick to your teeth
Momma stop giving me grief
Why does the blood always stick to your teeth
Momma stop giving me grief

[Massive Attack:]
Barely barely grieving
Keep the front door open
Wipe that cheeky grin and come on down
Barely barely grieving
Keep the front door open
Wipe that cheeky grin and come on down

[Lyrics via AZlyrics.com]

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Alien Octopi / Ecology News

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Reviews

 

CryptoZoology News

 

Esoterica, Occult, Paranormal & Parapsychology News

 

Ancient Civilizations

 

Archival / Bibliophile / Library Headlines

 

Mind / Body Control

 

Misc Science News

Parapolitics

 

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Living Mystery Symposium

Hawaii, Volcanoes National Park
(Kilauea Theatre)
Nov. 5th/6th, 2016
Theme: Super Nature

Featuring:
Whitley Strieber, Tyler Kokjohn, Dennis McKenna, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Jeremy Vaeni

 

Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 5/31/2016

 

 

 

Anomaly Archives eNews 5/5/2016

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May 5th, 2016 – Perhaps the biggest problem preventing the legitimizing of UFO research is the rampant belief in “UFOs as Extra-Terrestrial Craft.” Many people who are skeptical about UFOs are so because of the behavior of UFO “true-believers” … they see in those believers the fervor of people caught-up in the uncritical trance of a religion.

Some writers have gone so far as to compare such believers to those technologically primitive cultures that worshiped the technology of more modern societies, aka Cargo Cults. During the 1990s, with the rise of popularity of TV shows such as The X-Files, these subject areas became so popular that it seemed every new commercial for a product or service began incorporating Alien and UFO themes.

In the Fall of 1994 (within the second issue of my ELFIS zine) I began an occasional column called “Cargo Culture” in which I and a couple of other contributing writers covered the ever-increasing use of UFO, paranormal, and alien-themed imagery within various Popular Culture media streams. In issue 6 (Summer 1998) of my ELFIS zine I introduced the ELFIS Cargo Culture Gallery. There I chronicled the many products and media references for such “Cargo Culture.”

With this week’s installment of the newsletter we are launching a new semi-regular section focused on such “Cargo Culture” – featuring links to some of those past ELFIS articles and gallery, as well as a brief blurb about a strange, unofficial UFO/Star Wars crossover product from my childhood, along with a link to a UFO themed video for the 2001 pop-song “Side” by the band “Travis.” I was very familiar with this song but had somehow never seen the very enjoyable video, until a couple of months ago when a friend sent me a link. We’ll feature more of this kind of “Cataloging of Cargo Culture” in future issues – I already have a wealth of material for this since people still continue to give me items featuring aliens and UFOs, despite my skepticism of an ET origin of said phenomenon.

Meanwhile, this week’s Book-of-the-Week is one that I had a couple of synchronicities with… late last year one of our local library volunteers was helping me re-organize the lending library collection and she came across the book Animal-Speak by Ted Andrews. It caught her attention because it features cover-art by her mother (Victoria Lisi), who happens to be a famous artist who has created many a cover of various Science Fiction / Fantasy books, including some with obvious UFO/Flying-Saucer imagery. Then a month or so ago, as a UT student was doing a preservation assessment of the Anomaly Archives (checking a random sample of books in the collection), he came across this book with surprise, saying it was a very sought-after book within the UT library system.

Also in this issue, we have the usual round-up of Anomalous Headlines, several of which deal with this issue’s theme of Cargo Culture, including tales of French villagers in the 1700s attacking a hydrogen-filled balloon (thinking it was a living animal), a man who thought a sex-doll was an angel fallen from heaven, and Chinese villagers who mistook a sex-toy for an unknown mushroom!

That’s all for now…

See you next week!

SMiles Lewis / Founder

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Cargo Cults & Para Culture

– alien entertainment, comics, clippings –

CARGO CULTure by SMiles

    We live in a world of emergent novelty. Or so we are told by Lyall Watson, Terence McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson and others. Human culture is one of the most novel systems the Earth has ever seen. It is a force which controls/influences every aspect of our lives. Billions of people’s Reality Tunnels are pumped in daily via the international TV media net. For the last couple of decades we have seen the rise of another net which will soon merge with the older audio/video networks-the information systems comprising all electronic processing technology on the planet. This epic union will hit overdrive as we witness the quality of sensory simulation increase. I am speaking, of course, of the emerging Virtual Reality technology. As the computer “images” become more completely and totally sensory, so too the interface of mind and machine will reach the level where there is no discernible physical connection. The obvious down side is the frightening possibilities that these technologies offer to would-be mind control conspiracists.

A connection has been drawn by observant researchers that UFO devotees, whether they be nuts and bolts techno-fetishists, space-brother wannabe spiritualists, or abductionologists seeking physical proof, exhibit similar traits as those “third worlders” who worship the cargo of us “moderns” (hence the term Cargo Cult). [see Cargo of the Gods by Paul Rydeen in Volume 1 of The Anomalist (PDF)] The analogy intimates humanity’s search for the UFO as philosopher’s stone, and is indicative of our hunger for divine product .This desire is evident in the need for divine space brothers as masters, so that we may attain enlightenment; the search for advanced alien technologies supposedly being researched in places like Area 51, Groom Lake, Nevada; and the quest for physical proof of the psychotronic implants of our abductors.

Read the rest of this article here: CARGO CULTure
E.L.F. Infested Spaces: Journal of Possible Paradigms – Issue 2, Fall 1994

See also:

  • CARGO CULTure by John Carter, E.L.F. Infested Spaces: Journal of Possible Paradigms – Issue 3, Summer 1995
  • Cargo of the Gods? by Paul Rydeen, The Anomalist, Volume 1 (PDF)

“Cargo cults and saucer groups are alike in having a millenial ideal; the forms this ideal takes are remarkably similar. They both have a non-personal entity (the ancestors and the Space Brothers) expected to manifest via mechanical vehicles (planes, ships, UFOs) bringing cargo (chocolate bars, radios, and postnuclear peacekeeping technology) and a just salvation. The impetus for both groups is not necessarily the material goods, but the status they bring… page 63

13_theme_cargocult2“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Who is John Frum? He is known to us by many names, this Visitor from Elsewhere, dispenser of endless abundance and wielder of mysterious technologies: John Frum, Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, “Bob.” His cargo is splendid, his generosity boundless, his motives beyond our understanding. But across the ages and around the world, the stories all agree: one day he will return, bearing great gifts. Our theme this year asks three related questions; who is John Frum, where is he really from, and where, on spaceship Earth, are we all going? …”

Theme by Larry Harvey, text by Larry Harvey and Stuart Mangrum, illustration by D.A. of Black Rock (aka Dominic Tinio)


Appropriation of UFO Themes & Science Fiction Memes

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Above artwork attributed to Bruce Pennington (here, here, here)

Some time after the release of Star Wars my mom procured a small supply of fabric from a local crafts store that featured likely unlicensed representations of characters and vehicles from the Star Wars franchise. These apparently bootleg, knock-off images were overlaid upon a colorful scene featuring flying-saucers lifting up human shapes inside a blue-beam, an apparent “cloud-cigar” type of UFO ejecting baby ball-of-light orbs as well as levitating humanoids next to their astral light-bodies. Most of this imagery was lost on me at the time as I was very young and was just becoming aware of the UFO phenomenon in general. My mother had gotten the fabric because of my love of Star Wars – she created a small, thin pillow with the fabric and I’ve had it ever since. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that the sci-fi movie imagery was not part of the original artwork. Perhaps this early age exposure to such iconic UFO imagery is part of what led me down this path of being so obsessed with all things ufological.

[See gallery of pics (at bottom of Cargo Culture page) of a homemade pillow created by SMiles’ mother using a cloth pattern featuring the above Bruce Pennington artwork with UFO related imagery overlaid with Star Wars “knock-off” imagery.]

More Cargo Culture…


Official video for “Side”, taken from Travis’ third studio album, ‘The Invisible Band’ (2001), released on Independiente Records.

Lyrics to “Side” by Travis

Well I believe there’s something watching over you
They’re watching every single thing you say
And when you die they’ll set you down and take you through
You’ll realize one day

That the grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbor’s got a new car that you want to drive
And when time is running out you want to stay alive

We all live under the same sky
We all will live we all will die
There is no wrong
There is no right
The circle only has one side

We all try hard to live our lives in harmony
For fear of falling swiftly overboard
But life is both a major and minor key
Just open up the chord

But the grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbour’s got a new car that you want to drive
And when time is running out you want to stay alive

We all live under the same sky
We all will live
We all will die
There is no wrong
There is no right
The circle only has one side

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Book of the Week…

Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small

by Ted Andrews (1993) [Cover art by Victoria Poyser-Lisi & Julius Lisi]

animal-speak-ted-andrewsOpen your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world.

“Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world.

Animal Speak shows you how to: identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals; discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles; call upon the protective powers of your animal totem; and create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance.

This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.”

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Anomaly Archives eNews 4/27/2016

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April 27th, 2016 – This edition is already overdue, and mi madre will be here for a visit any minute, so …

Enjoy this Princely, Royal-Purple issue of our weekly newsletter as we say FAREWELL to the Prince-of-Pop! Another celebrity with noteworthy conspiracy-street-cred sheds this mortal coil amid speculations of “murder by elite Illuminati” type cabals.

We’ve got the purple-covered Ceto’s New Friends kid’s book by then “Alien Abductee” Leah Haley. Our friend Greg Bishop recently reminded us of the historical hysterical review written (for this “controversial” tome) by none other than Bob Girard, whose personal collection we now control. BTW – we don’t have a copy of this book but you can see it among our (needed to be updated) Amazon Account Wish List!

We’ve also got purple-themed headlines including science articles on the purplish hidden-hand of “Dark Matter” … kinda sounds like conspiracy shenanigans again, eh?

Well – Mom’s Here! Enjoy the issue!

unravelling-the-secrets-06052015-smiles-lewis-01SMiles Lewis / Founder

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Book of the Week…

Ceto’s New Friends  by Leah Haley (1994)

Review by Bob Girard in his Arcturus Books CataZine Newsletter Catalog:

cetos-new-friends“My jaw dropped so far down when I saw this that my belly button hurt for a week (though it might have been a sinking feeling in the pit of my gut causing the pain, I admit). This is a book for ultra-young readers by abductee / author Leah Haley (Lost was the Key). It has a total of 281 words in the text. It’s apparent intention is to introduce toddlers to alien abductions early (say, age 3 or so), before they find out the hard way — later in life — via trauma, ruined lives, etc., and to make the introduction a friendly one, in which the toddlers apply their innate trust in all things and all beings to the very monsters who are going to stick long needles into their bellies, ram huge contraptions up their behinds, empty their brains, make them pregnant and then rip out the fetuses, cut them, scrape them, inflict unspeakable pain on them and tell them (if anything at all) ‘it is necessary that we do this.’

Of course, none of those things ever happen to the two tykes in the book — and that’s what strikes me as being the ultimate Big Lie that one could ever inflict upon a totally impressionable mind: the idea that the greys are our friends. Sorry folks — I think it’s a bad idea to fill tiny little heads with Santa Claus just because you want to see ‘em glow with happy anticipation around Christmastime. It’s bad to stuff Jesus, heaven and hell into all-trusting minds. And it’s certainly bad to lie to infants about alien interaction with humans.This is the most unfortunate development in UFOlogy in many years, certain to create numerous traumas of it’s own for some of it’s innocent little readers — as they find out first hand what the greys really do with humans. This book is an appalling artifact — we recommend it only for extremely open-minded adults. Keep it locked up like you keep your handguns locked up, so that the kiddies don’t blow their heads off.”

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“I’ve got to go back to America, I’ve got to get ready for the bomb, Osama bin Laden getting ready to bomb, America you better watch out, Osama bin Laden getting ready to bomb, 2001 hit me”

– Prince during “concert recorded in Germany on December 23, 1998”

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Royal Purple Reign

“You’ll be dealing with terrorists, you’ll be dealing with hybrid armies, you’ll be dealing with little green men, you’ll be dealing with tribes, you’re going to be dealing with it all, and you’re going to be dealing with it simultaneously.” 
     – Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley

 

 

 

 

 

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Anomaly Archives eNews 4/18/2016

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April 18th, 2016 – Another week and another wave of classic-era UFO writers “crossing over”… first we got word of MIB / Men-In-Black mythos creator Albert Bender passing and then came notice of Trevor James (UFOs as Amoeboid Space Critters) Constable having passed as well.

[EDIT: This morning as I’m preparing to send out this issue I get word from Loren Coleman that he just got word that UFOlogist Robert Hall (brother of deceased UFO researcher Richard Hall) apparently passed away back in 2013.]

Trevor Constable’s ideas about UFOs as living creatures have always been appealing to me; though this fascination has not translated for me to modern “Rod” & “Orb” photography phenomena. Back in the Fall of 1998 I reprinted and linked to some other writers speculating along these same lines; two articles by Andrew Gaze from Jim Kieth’s Dharma Combat zine as well as an exploration of the idea by a then modern software developer. See links at the end of this week’s Book-Of-The-Week section.


INACS Presents…

Bruce Naylor on the Evolution of Science & Religion

April 19, 2016, 6:30–9 p.m.
INACS Nerve Center (directions)
12593 Research Blvd., Suite 302, Austin, Texas 78759

RSVP at the Consciousness Connections Meetup so they can accommodate all attendees. Open to the public. $5 non-member donation appreciated.

“Science and religion are considered the two great schemas for understanding existence. We will be exploring how science provides a “naturalistic” understanding of the universe, and how religion can be recast from the naturalistic perspective.

We will begin with the social brain, exploring how being a social animal shaped the evolution of our brains, and how religion evolved as part of this process. We’ll continue with its connection to group selection in evolution. The initial focus will be on hierarchical social structures and how warfare could be intertwined with religion and tribal thinking in general, through group selection.

Bruce Naylor holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and has worked for over 30 years in the field of gaming technology. He previously taught at Georgia Tech, UT Austin, and Rutgers. Dr. Naylor spent 10 years at AT&T Bell Labs Research and invented Game Engine Technology used in many games, including DOOM, Quake, Half-Life, and Call of Duty. He has also started game and simulation technology companies. Bruce has many interests in science, foremost being the Science of the Brain.”

Source: INACS.org

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Book of the Week…

Cosmic Pulse of Life:
The Revolutionary Biological Power Behind Ufo’s

by Trevor James Constable

Cosmic-Pulse-of-Life“This book presents evidence that UFOs are mainly invisible and consist of both physical craft and living, biological creatures. The author convincingly shows that our atmosphere is the home of huge, invisible living organisms that are sometimes confused with spacecraft when they became visible. Mr. Constable has photographed both types of UFOs with special infrared film, some of which are reproduced in this expanded and updated edition. Despite his bold leap into the future, the general public and official ufology have a hard time accepting the evidence. In recent years teams of engineers and technicians in both Italy and Romania, unaware of Constable’s earlier discoveries, obtained virtually identical infrared photos of UFOs, which were published in Italy. In 1996, NASA used ultraviolet-sensitive videotape to record swarms of invisible UFOs that looked like Constable’s earlier photos. Examples from these photos are also contained in this book. Also covered are earlier pioneers into important life energies that play a big role in this research, including Wilhelm Reich, Rudolf Steiner, and Dr. Ruth B. Drown. This is an important book, recommended for those interested in the higher realms of our physical reality.”

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Source: Anomaly Archives eNews 4/18/2016