Kat’s away, so we mice can play.
- Illegal in most countries but sacred to Amazonian shaman, ayahuasca is turning into a multi-million dollar business for Peru.
- The Dutch government has banned the sale and use of hallucinatory mushrooms, without consulting common sense.
- Recording the oral traditions of the last Gaelic generation raised without TV or electicity on Scotland’s Isle of Skye before it dies out.
- A skeptic complains there are too many paranormal television shows. I guess she doesn’t like reality television.
- Norman Mailer’s new book On God, expands on his belief in reincarnation, with a unique twist on Heaven and Hell (Amazon US or UK).
- Ordinary people describe their love, and fear, of ghosts that share their homes.
- Anthony North takes us on a trip through ESP research.
- Do Gnostics and indigenous peoples share vital insights into UFOs and extraterrestrial knowledge?
- A review of Strange Company by Keith Chester, exploring military encounters with UFOs in WWII (Amazon US or UK).
- UFO Paradigm discusses dream states and alien abductions, and whether mind control technology is involved.
- Transhumanists see recent advances in medical science as the first step towards uploading the human consciousness onto a computer.
- A researcher claims humans will be marrying robots and having sex with them in the near future. I prefer the Weird Science method of getting a girlfriend.
- Amazingly detailed images from the Cassini-Huygens space probe show the hydrocarbon lakes and seas on the poles of Saturn’s moon Titan. Wired has a gallery of stunning images.
- In search of the Con Rit, a sea centipede that grows to 150-feet in length.
- A researcher claims to have recorded Bigfoot chatter. You can listen here, and read a comparison with a similar recording. You should hear the noise Australian possums make, they’re demonic.
- Where the Great Old Ones Are: artist Toren Atkinson combines H.P. Lovecraft with Maurice Sendak. For Elder God rock’n’roll, try Toren’s band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets (Amazon). I know what Greg’s getting for Christmas.
- French archaeologists have discovered an 11’000-year-old mural in Syria which they believe is the oldest in the world. Palaeolithic cave art doesn’t count?
- A mysterious carved stone has been found by archaeologists at Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire.
- Nuffnuffs have vandalised and damaged precious prehistoric open-air rock carvings in southeastern Norway.
- New research dispels the myth of knuckle-dragging human ancestors, claiming they walked upright. Like the Flores Hobbit, this is big news.
Quote of the Day:
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.