Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another New Contributor to WOE!

I am very pleased to announce that Interstellar Housewife has joined us at WOE. All our contributors are amazing; such varied perceptions and takes on things, and backgrounds, and it is so wonderful to have these women contributing, and I thank each one of them.

So welcome ISH, and look for posts by other contributors here as well. Also, you can check out everyone's websites and blogs by clicking on their names in the menu on the left.

Welcome, ISH!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Angelia Joiner on BoA

Tim Binnall's interviews Angelia Joiner on BoA. Listen here. Good interview!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Instellar Housewife: 'Alien Healthcare and How I Got a Unicorn'

Deirdre's blog Interstellar Housewife has a good piece up: Alien Healthcare and How I Got a Unicorn on Interstellar Housewife. A funny yet meaty post (hmmm, well, never mind...)
Many in Exopolitics would have you believe that extra-terrestrials are visiting Earth and are waiting for us to get our shit together so we can be inducted into the Magical Galactic Federation of Enlightened Beings, Rainbows and Unicorns. They assume (and pretend to know) that actual UFOs are “alien” in nature , and the occupants are totally friendly. Ignoring the fact we have no real proof of the former (and I don't count hush-hush insider info as 'proof'), I say poppycock! If these aliens are really that friendly and concerned about our well being, then what's with all the kidnapping?
I do believe that aliens are here, have been here forever, and much of what's in those UFOs are ETs. That's almost a given, but so what? There's so much more surrounding the phenomena; but sorry, I'm going off on a rant here. Back to ISH. I'm in agreement with her on this; we don't know what the aliens (if they are aliens; not all of them are, maybe, possibly. . .) are really up to, and maybe they're not "up to" anything, except making us think they are. Another rant coming on, never mind. I share Deirdre's  opinion that it's an odd response to the alien presence to assume they're benign; that our fear or anxities or just being plain pissed off at their show at our expense! is our fault and our lack of understanding. Blaming the victim mentality. Anyway, visit ISH and read the article!


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Monday, February 15, 2010

Antediluvian Dreams and the Collective Unconscious: An essay on the late, great Alexander McQueen


I have a confession to make: I am passionate about fashion design's occasional ability to tap into the zeitgeist. Not every designer can do this-- it is relegated to only a rare few at any given point and time in my humble opinion. True, it seems strange that a practicing psychic such as myself would be so focused on an industry so seemingly absorbed on the "surface" "frivolous" and "irreverent" as fashion, and indeed, it can be that to a large extent. But when fabric is molded and shaped in the hands of someone such as Alexander McQueen, all bets are off. Indeed, truly great designers give birth to realities by a combination of fixation, symbolic transference, and forecasting, not entirely unlike what good psychics do.

The genius of Mr. McQueen's approach that was so different than his peers was that he frequently mined the subterranean depths of his own dreams and nightmares and came out with something that Jungian psychoanalysts could only refer to as a byproduct of the "anima"-- that of the feminine unconscious of the male, the shadow self, the primitive feminine, the Hindu goddess Kali the Destroyer compassionately rebuilding the lover she has thoughtlessly trampled in her blind dance of ecstasy, the witch, the Cassandra, the reptilian part of our gene code, the canary in a coal mine laying in wait in all of us, waiting to reveal the message.

Forecasting indeed.

Many of his designs and fashion shows featured a curious combination of vestigial tails, strange bumps and lumps on clothing that gave the effect of genetic mutations growing on the person wearing the outfit, fins on heads, and a primordial stew revivified in a swirling kaleidoscope of a very future-long-past gene pool of which McQueen was taking a snapshot just before waking. There was also a "cyborg" undercurrent mingling with this liminal state that always seemed to encapsulate the pervasive, almost symbiotic role technology has become in the lives of many in the industrialized world.



It was with great interest that his second to last collection of clothing came to my attention, but through most unfortunate means: on February 11th, 2010, Alexander, or "Lee" as he was known to friends and family, distraught over the recent death of his mother not a week prior, took his own life. The shock of his passing was only barely surpassed by my shock in finding how accurate he had been in unearthing a memory of our galactic history.

The Spring 2010 collection:







Many fashion editors and fans refer to the shoes as "alien", and upon further viewing of the appearances of the models, many associations were made with depictions of the facial structures and builds not unlike tall blonde human extraterrestrials/"middle earth inhabitants" whom abductees and experiencers see and occasionally "speak" with telepathically. There is a referencing to technology in all of this as well, but of one ancient and lost; seemingly inseparable from the fantastic and physical. Holographic and pixelated fabrics mingle with the morphing of the reptilian/amphibious/hybrid human theme.

Life will find a way to reinvent itself to somehow evolve and then crash from its own arrogance, the designer seems to be saying. Just like ancient Atlantis.

Indeed, he was influenced by Plato's depiction of the lost civilization; if only from the Wikipedia version. Nonetheless he ran with it and succeeded wildly:

"... while the silhouettes and accessories presented were futuristic (ask yourself: what in fashion history can you really compare them with?), they were also strangely familiar, but in a time-dilated way...like a long-buried memory of a future life.

Plato's Atlantis was initially inspired by the Wikipedia version of the philosopher's vision of the lost continent, a former naval power which "sank into the ocean 'in a single day and night of misfortune'" and receded into the mists of time, only to end up "a byword for any and all supposed advanced prehistoric lost civilizations." But whether it actually existed wasn't the point for the designer. "Atlantis is like, to me, a metaphor for Neverland. It can be anywhere in your mind, anywhere where people find sanctuary in bad times."


The article goes on to add:

"According to Plato, the residents of Atlantis began valuing money over spirituality, and became "faint and weak." Though blessed, they "were filled with lawless ambition and power." Are we any different?"

It is a sad farewell to a man who was just beginning to grasp that which is potentially a breakthrough in how we evaluate and look at, well, the superficial. He will be greatly missed.


SOURCES:

"What Alexander McQueen Knew (aka Why You're Beyond Bored with New York Fashion Week)", Lesley Scott auth., FashionTribes.com

Images: Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 via style.com

About the author:

Anya Briggs is a practicing Psychic, Medium, and Channel.
She also really, really likes fashion, interior design, and afternoon tea.
She can be contacted for readings at: http://www.bestamericanpsychics.com/anya-briggs/
For all other inquiries email her at: anyaisachannel@gmail.com

Frank Warren Interview with Francis Barwood (Phoenix Lights)

Frank Warren's UFO Chronicles interviews Francis Barwood,  the ex-city councilwoman who tried to get her collegues involved in investigating the UFO sightings in Arizona in March of 1997. Hat tip to Lesley at The Debris Field for link. Unfortunately at the time, Barwood was met with denial and ridicule when she tried to get, at her constituents' request, information about the sightings.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Alfred Lehmberg on Wendy Conners and Abductions (and so much more!)

http://rense.com/general56/fourth.htm"> Close Encounters Of The Fourth Kind: A Review Of Wendy Connors' Fourth CD Compilation Of Ufological Aural History from 2004. Conners often goes unmentioned, I think, or rather, just not given enough kudos for her work and contributions to the study of the UFO enigma.


The above article by Lehmberg inspired him to write more on the topic of UFO experiences, including abductions, here's his recent piece for UFO Magazine's blog: Misleading, Misled, Or Mentally Ill? . . . Batsqueeze!



Sunday, February 7, 2010

New WOE Contributor Anya

Anya has joined us at Women of Esoterica!  Thank you Anya for joining us. Anya is a psychic, and well, much more . . . visit her blog
Anya Is A Channel You can find her here as well.






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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lesley Now on UFO Mystic

 Congratulations to Lesley Gunter, WOE contributor, and now a member of the UFO Mystic team!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Skylaire Alfvegren on Eye to the Sky

I heard from Dee Andrews and she and Skylaire had an interesting 2 hour conversation that will air on Eye to the Sky this Saturday. It should be a fun girlz night!

Update: I apparently misunderstood Dee, she and Skylaire did talk for 2 hours, but the show on Sat will be live.

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