Sunday, October 28, 2007

Karyn Dolan on BOA audio

Another fantastic interview from Binnall of America with Tim Binnall.

To paraphrase Karyn Dolan: "We don’t know what’s going on” which means we don’t know what’s important and what isn’t." To toss out data that bothers us is (as I harp on all the time) dishonest.

Kayn has her own podcast Through the Keyhole on the Paranormal Radio Network.

One of Karyn's areas is the desensitation of children to the grays. Very interesting on what she has to say about that.

Housewives Tarot

Found another card from the Housewives Tarot, this one is "The Devil."

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Creatures and Red Glowing Eyes

Weird creatures and aliens are sometimes reported as having "glowing red eyes." From ETs to entities to Bigfoot, Mothman, the Chupacabra, etc. the strange glowing red eyes are the thing that seems to drive home the fact we're not in Kansas anymore.
Kithra has written a piece on her blog Kithra's Krystal Kave, on these weird creatures: Glowing Red Eyes.

Why are glowing red eyes a big deal? Because eyes aren't self-luminous, explains Kitrha, referencing science, they reflect light. Red eyes aren't reflecting light -- light from where?

There's a lot of great material here; with good sources. I enjoy Kithra's writing; she informs, and knows her material.

About the red eyes: they're creepy. I wrote an artifice for UFO Digest a while ago about images that have disturbed me over the years. One of the images was of aliens rushing across a field (an Australian sighting.) They were typical "grays" but their eyes were glowing red; the illustration that flashed on the screen just threw me.

I had my own encounter with a red glowing eyed being when I was a child. More on that later.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Mary Alice Bennett: Sauniere and the Diva Emma Calve - Her Occult Influence

Hoffet also introduced Sauniere to the opera singer Emma Calve, the famous diva who was also a high priestess of the Parisian esoteric underground, and a Cathar.

Fascinating piece on UFO Digest by writer Mary Alice Bennett: Sauniere and the Diva Emma Calve - Her Occult Influence. New for me, and wonderfully intriguing. If you’re interested in the Cathars, Mary Magdelene, etc. you’ll want to read this.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tara Hauki and a Bigfoot Trek

Read about the strangeness that can go on in anomalous research that has nothing to do with the unknown, and everything to do with the known on Tara Hauki's experiences with Jon Erik Beckjord.

Apparitions of Saint Mary in Egypt

This clip is more interesting than the previous clip. I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of videos on apparitions on YouTube.

Marian Apparitions in Zeitun, Egypt

Mainstream religious video of the apparitions, but a good resource for background and history of the event.

Bigfoot Researcher Lisa Shiel

Tim Binnall of Binnall of America has a great website full of esoterica: forums, podcasts, and columnists. (Like myself: Trickster's Realm, which comes out every other Monday.) Tim always does a great job of interviewing -- he opened his third season with Jim Marrs. Pretty great.

This past June, Tim interviewed Lisa Shiel, Bigfoot researcher. Lisa has had personal experience with Bigfoot, as well as UFOs, and her take on both is that they're related. Shiel's research goes beyond "flesh and blood" Bigfoot.

Lisa is author of her own blog, Bigfoot Quest, and author of the book Backyard Bigfoot.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Housewives Tarot: “Domestic Divination”

I found this image and link over on Lesley’s blog
(Debris Field) and told her I was going to steal it. (I like their Mrs. Butterworth’s High Priestess.)

This is great! More images on their site: Magical Omaha.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

UFO Digest: The Virgin Tree of Salt Lake City

I’m very interested in Marian Apparitions, and was glad to find this well written article by Richelle Hawks for UFO Digest: The Virgin Tree of Salt Lake City. Commenting on the oddity of a Catholic icon appearing in a Mormon town, and on MA’s, Hawks writes:
In his fabulous book, Daimonic Reality, Patrick Harpur suggests appearances of the Virgin Mary are essentially appearances of the divine feminine emerging poignantly from the collective unconscious, that may be shaped by expectation and mythologies emerging in progression from the original, indistinct appearance.

Harpur asserts most Marian appearances begin rather ambiguously; Mary never seems to name herself initially, rather, she seems to adapt into her specific role as questions are asked, and as the event and story grows. Of course, Harpur is referring to events of personal apparition, not an image on a window or tree. But interestingly, this image-apparition in Salt Lake City seems to still follow these ideas.

But this article isn’t just about the groovy weirdness of a paranormal event; Hawks integrates this event from the Fortean world into the “real” world, here and now. Appearances of Mary are a symbol of hope, and a catalyst for humans. From the divine, or sacred (paranormal or supernatural) and meeting the mundane (everyday) these events trigger positive changes:
Certainly, in the decade since the appearance, the neighborhood area is almost completely transformed. The grassy vacant lot behind the tree is now a brand new, busy children's park. Directly across the street is the amazing Koko's Kitchen-an award winning Asian restaurant with some of the city's best sushi, and legendary miso soup. There's now a trendy charter school down the street, full of brainy-cool emo middle school kids, Salt Lake Arts Academy. The image was a vehicle that broadcast the voice and image of the Latino community to the larger population, and also physically and psychically attracted the larger population to the area. In all, the image seems to have been a catalyst of inclusion.

Mary appears when the divine feminine is repressed. Her appearance in this context is easy to understand. Beyond that, Mary herself has been repressed; the female divine in all mainstream religions has been purposely suppressed, and still is. To this day Mary’s divinity is challenged, denied.
Perhaps more central though, there has been a moderate amount of strife over requests to know more about Heavenly Father's wife, Heavenly Mother. According to standard lore, all requests for information, both formal and informal, are answered with something like: "Heavenly Father respects Her so much and She is so sacred that He doesn't want to parade her around."

If that isn't repression of the feminine divine, I don't know what is. Here, we have the unusual instance in which the existence of a Divine Mother is not a source of debate or speculation-it's dogma. An actual acknowledged Goddess within Christianity, whose name, image, attributes, role, etc. are literally being hidden from her wanna-be worshippers.

Suggested Reading
Speculation on Mary as Trickster

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Abduction Researcher Yvonne Smith

Alien abduction researcher Yvonne Smith will be on the Coast to Coast program this Tuesday, the 17th. Smith is a hypnotherapist who's been doing this kind of work for many years. You can visit her website for more info.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Just testing the Technorati thing. Which, by the way, you can go to and "Favorite" me. That'd be a good thing. You'll be rewarded by little invisible fairies if you do.
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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ghost Photo Contest

Blogger and writer Lesley (Beyond the Dial, The Debris Field, Gray Matters) is running her ghost photo contest again this year. Visit and submit a photo.


Yes, it's another blog. The title is self explanatory, but a bit stodgy. I'll probably change the blog title once I get inspired.