Archaeus: Paranormal Resource

I gave paranormal researcher (and critic) George Hansen two thumbs up last year for making the excellent skeptical journal Zetetic Scholar available online via his website. I'll have to extend that now to three or four thumbs up (ignoring my anatomical limitations), with his announcement that his website now also hosts online copies (in PDF) of the 1980s paranormal journal Archaeus:

The Archaeus Project was one of the groups active in the 1980s and early 1990s. It was founded in 1982 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and during its early years it focused heavily, though not exclusively, on the paranormal. It conducted investigations, sponsored lecture series, held conferences, established a library, and published periodicals and monographs.

Its journal, Archaeus, was published in five volumes, from 1983 to 1989. It carried papers from a variety of contributors, with names familiar to paranormal researchers, including (in order of first appearance): Eldon A. Byrd, Jack Houck, James McClenon, John Thomas Richards, Dennis Stillings, Robert C. Beck, Jule Eisenbud, Andrija Puharich, Elizabeth A. Rauscher, Otto H. Schmitt, George P. Hansen, W. E. Cox, Robert E. L. Masters, Earl E. Bakken, Hilary Evans, Martin S. Kottmeyer, Peter M. Rojcewicz, Michael Grosso, Alvin H. Lawson, Michael A. Persinger.

In his blog post Hansen also reviews how the Archaeus Project sits within his 'paranormal trickster' theory. Plenty of fascinating reading in those PDFs (though the unavailable Issue 5 is probably the one I'm most interested in...of course!) - great to see someone like George Hansen preserving and disseminating historically important documents related to the paranormal.


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Yeah I got really excited and started sketching out something on this and realised #5 wasn't included in this bounty so I binned the post.

As far as I'm aware it is the issue that has been published as: "Cyberbiological Studies of the Imaginal Component in the UFO Contact Experience" (ASIN B000JQ5DW0 - if you want to look it up on Amazon and think "$75? Not likely!!") which Greg Bishop includes on his booklist:

It might that the publication as a book has caused complications but it seems they published it so I doubt that can be it. So perhaps it is just to get all of us rabid for it so when it is released we are even more grateful. ;)

Perhaps a petition is in order?