Vintage zines and research woes (Learning Things: May 8, 2023)
Here's a rundown of what I've been up to this week: Paranormal research Over the weekend, I spent a while looking through old UFO newsletters and zines. I love the aesthetic of the typewritten, xeroxed 1950s-1980s publications (I definitely have a bit of anemoia when it comes to 'em.) I
Fluffy Ghosts: Allan Kardec's Orders of Spirits
An 1850s spiritualist classification of various spirits.
Spirit highways and New York City sewers
Can city infrastructure play a role in hauntings?
Bad architecture, clutter, and hauntings
The connection between ghosts and physical spaces.
Bibliomancy-inspired thoughts about perception and meaning
How do our own expectations shape what we perceive as reality? How do we give meaning to the things we're presented with? As usual, I don't know, but I'm ready to speculate wildly.
Local spirits, ghosts of the living, and haunted churches (Insights from Consorting with Spirits: Your Guide to Working with Invisible Allies by Jason Miller)
I really get into it in this one! The stated goal of this episode is to talk about some fascinating takeaways from Consorting with Spirits: Your Guide to Working with Invisible Allies by Jason Miller. However, get ready for many digressions about my own paranormal experiences.
Doubt and the paranormal (Insights from Consorting with Spirits: Your Guide to Working with Invisible Allies by Jason Miller)
Do you ever read a book so interesting that you gotta tell everyone about it? I recently read Consorting with Spirits: Your Guide to Working with Invisible Allies by Jason Miller and was struck by how much great information and advice it contained for paranormal investigators.
On mylar balloons and forgotten futures (episode shownotes)
Some thoughts about mylar balloons, what they represent in the paranormal, and what else they might mean in terms of our world and our future.