An interview with Tessa Dick, last wife of Philip K. Dick, who has reworked the novel he was working on at the time of his death in 1982, The Owl in Daylight – reviewed by SPR. She blogs at It’s a Philip K. Dick World! Read the whole article by following this link via Delicious/elfis/anomaly headlines

Anthony Sutton has posted this E-book for free download on PrisonPlanet.com We offer it here because we feel the message is important. Our elected (if indeed they ARE elected) leaders are almost ALL members of this occult organization, and they participate in macabre rituals and (mock) human sacrifices – while they murder thousands of innocent people around the world with their contrived wars and intentionally staged terrorist attacks. Read the whole article by following this link via Delicious/elfis/parapolitical headlines

The Politics and Experience of Ritual Abuse offers insight into why ritual abuse has become such a contested issue, while enabling the reader to explore the meaning of 'ritual abuse' through the accounts of those who claim direct experience. Drawing on her research with adults, who identified themselves as survivors, the author argues that the wholesale dismissal of such accounts as 'false memories' produced by a 'moral panic' may be somewhat premature.

The Politics and Experience of Ritual Abuse has been written for anyone interested in the specific controversy over ritual abuse, including students and researchers in criminology, social work, sociology and women's studies. Read the whole article by following this link via Delicious/elfis/parapolitical headlines

Sociological Research Online, vol. 3, no. 3

This paper describes a number of ways in which the dominant societal response to allegations of ritual abuse as untrue – as being produced by a combination of 'moral panic' and 'false memories' – impacted on research conducted with women and men who identified themselves as survivors of such abuse. (In Britain the research conducted by Jean La Fontaine and the press coverage it received is taken to exemplify this response.)The author's research was based on life history interviews conducted with 14 adults aged between 19 and 58 (11 women and 3 men). This is a reflexive, feminist account of knowledge production that endeavours to make visible the specific social and political context that shaped the researcher's engagement with ethical and epistemological issues, the selection of interviewees, structure of interviews, the questions and answers of the research interviews, and the interpretation of 'data'. Read the whole article by following this link via Delicious/elfis/parapolitical headlines

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has targeted and downed an unidentified shining object after sighting it over Persian Gulf waters.

"Glowing objects were sighted over the Persian Gulf. IRGC air defense targeted one of the objects successfully, forcing it to plummet and sink in the seas off Boushehr (Province)," said top regional commander, Brigadier Ali Razmjou.

"The three bright objects were detected by our radars when flying over the Persian Gulf Islands of Khark and Khargou," he added, according to a Monday report posted on IRNA.

Brig. Razmjou explained that when the radars indicated that they were not Iranian aircrafts, the IRGC fired at the three objects. He also added that the fallen objects' remains have not been found yet.

The exact time and location of the sighting and downing of the weird aircraft has not been announced. Read the whole article by following this link via Delicious/elfis/anomaly headlines

Neuroscientist Craig Bennett purchased a whole Atlantic salmon, took it to a lab at Dartmouth, and put it into an fMRI machine used to study the brain. The beautiful fish was to be the lab’s test object as they worked out some new methods.

So, as the fish sat in the scanner, they showed it “a series of photographs depicting human individuals in social situations.” To maintain the rigor of the protocol (and perhaps because it was hilarious), the salmon, just like a human test subject, “was asked to determine what emotion the individual in the photo must have been experiencing.”

The salmon, as Bennett’s poster on the test dryly notes, “was not alive at the time of scanning.”

If that were all that had occurred, the salmon scanning would simply live on in Dartmouth lore as a “crowning achievement in terms of ridiculous objects to scan.” But the fish had a surprise in store. When they got around to analyzing the voxel (think: 3-D or “volumetric” pixel) data… Read the whole article by following this link via Delicious/elfis/anomaly headlines

One evening, while visiting a dear friend who lives in the Yucatán, I drunkenly confessed that I had been experiencing panic attacks that made my heart beat like a deranged bongo. “It makes no sense,” I said. “Nothing bad is happening in my life. What the hell am I afraid of?” Karson poured me more tequila and blithely suggested we pay a visit to El Negrito, a spiritual healer much praised by the local Mayans. I smiled, skeptically, but she persisted: “Would you prefer a prescription for Xanax?”

The next day, in Karson’s tiny red VW, we drove deep into the jungle, often through great agitations of yellow butterflies. I felt a low level of anxiety, but nothing like the fear that woke me in the middle of the night, back in my real life. This was almost pleasant. Why, I wondered, did the unknown take on a more pleasing shape when I traveled? And why, when it appeared in the rooms and cities where I lived, did it frighten me?

It was late when we arrived in the village of Dziuché. Read the whole article by following this link via Delicious/elfis/anomaly headlines

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In a remarkable across-the-border gesture of support for the new International Cryptozoology Museum, the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club has donated $1500 US to assist with moving costs and the future success of the permanent exhibition. The BCSCC have just made the ICM relocation to downtown Portland, Maine, occur a little more effortlessly. A huge round of applause for our friends to the North!

Adam McGirr, one of the primary officers of the BCSCC, noted when forwarding the grant: “I do hope the greater cryptozoological community will continue to work together to support each other. This is a major milestone for the field so thanks for hanging in there through the tough times.”

Read the rest of this exciting news at…

Cryptomundo » Group Gives Big Money To CZ Museum

Stone Age satnav: Did ancient man use 5,000-year-old travel chart to navigate across Britain

By David Derbyshire 

It’s considered to be one of the more recent innovations to help the hapless traveller.

But the satnav system may not be as modern as we think.

According to a new theory, prehistoric man navigated his way across England using a similar system based on stone circles and other markers.

Paths of the ancients

Connected by triangles: Some of the sites created by Stone Age man (below)

Connected by triangles: Some of the sites created by Stone Age man

The complex network of stones, hill forts and earthworks allowed travellers to trek hundreds of miles with ‘pinpoint accuracy’ more than 5,000 years ago, amateur historian Tom Brooks says. The grid covered much of southern England

and Wales and included landmarks such as Stonehenge and Silbury Hill, claims Mr Brooks, a retired marketing executive of Honiton, Devon.

He analysed 1,500 prehistoric sites in England and Wales and was able to connect all of them to at least two other sites using isosceles triangles  -  these are triangles with two sides the same length.

This, he says, is proof that the landmarks were deliberately created as navigational aides. Many were built within sight of each other and provided a simple way to get from A to B.

For more complex journeys, they would have broken up the route into a series of easy to navigate steps.

Anyone starting at Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, for instance, could have used the grid to get to Lanyon Quoit in Cornwall without a map.

Mr Brooks added: ‘The sides of some of the triangles are over 100 miles across, yet the distances are accurate to within 100 metres. You cannot do that by chance.

Read entire article here:

Ancient man used stone ‘sat nav’ to navigate across country | Mail Online

Mack White and SMiles Lewis will not be doing a live show this Sunday night. Each of us will be travelling across Texas this weekend.

SMiles will be attending the 2009 Texas Bigfoot Conference in Tyler, Texas with fellow ANOMALY Magazine writer and Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy member Jeremy Wells.

PsiOp-Radio will return LIVE on Sunday, October 4th for a Special Musical Edition of the show.

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