Updates on genre magazines

Paranthropology 5:3

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The latest issue (Vol 5, Number 3) of the free PDF journal Paranthropology ("anthropological approaches to the paranormal") is now available to download (or you can read it online via Scribd). Here's the complete rundown of features in the latest issue:

  • "The Spectrum of Specters:
 Making Sense of Ghostly Encounters", by Michael Hirsch & Jammie Price
  • "

The Witch from “His-Story” to “Her-Stories”: Changing Contexts", by Matt Coward
  • "
The Complexities of Evaluating Evidence for 'Psychic' Effects:
    Spontaneous Case Research in Parapsychology and Some Considerations for Progression", by S. Alexander Hardison
  • "Ritual as Therapy:
 Steps Towards an Ethnography of the Invisible", by Peter Mark Adams
  • Abstract of "Research Among Spirits, Ghosts and Deities: How to Study Non-Ordinary Realities", a panel at BASR Annual Conference, The Open University, 
September 2014
  • "Progressivism, Materialism, Anthropology, Politics, and the Paranormal: Reflections on a Talk on William James' 'Excision'", a commentary by T. Peter Park
  • William Rowlandson's review of Talking With the Spirits: Ethnographies from Between the Worlds, edited by Jack Hunter & David Luke

(Full disclosure: I am the publisher of Talking With the Spirits)

In case you haven't read this great resource before, all of the previous issues remain available to download from the site as well. I know from experience the work that goes into doing something like this, so if you get something out of the journal make it your mission to throw some money their way with a PayPal donation. Even small amounts help!

EdgeScience #17

Issue 17 of the free PDF magazine EdgeScience is now available to download from the website of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE). In the new issue:EdgeScience 17

  • "The Science Bubble", by Henry H. Bauer.
  • "A Case of Xenoglossy Under Hypnosis", by Ohkado Masayuki and Okamoto Satoshi.
  • "Thoughts on a Shared Dream Model Reincarnation (and Life)", by Jim B. Tucker.
  • "When Dogma Trumps Evidence and the Scientific Method - Book Review by Etzel Cardeña of Will Storr's The Heretics: Adventures with the Enemies of Science.
  • "An Undiscovered Ligament", by George Kenney.

Grab a free PDF of EdgeScience 17 from the SSE website, or the print version from MagCloud. If you do grab the free PDF, please consider a small donation to help the EdgeScience team continue with this excellent publication, via the button on the webpage. There's also a link to join the SSE on that page if you want to keep up with the latest academic research into the 'edgier' areas of science.

Sponsor Shout-Out: New Dawn

The Daily Grail would not be able to continue without support from advertisers on the site, and the oh-so-cool readers who send voluntary subscriptions or purchase some of the books from Daily Grail Publishing. So here's a quick shout-out to New Dawn Magazine, who have been a supporter of this site for some time and provide some cool reading material to boot, the latest being New Dawn Special Issue Vol. 8, No. 1, titled "In Search of Lost Cities and Places of Power". Check out the full listing of articles from the latest issue below.

If you're in Australia or New Zealand you can grab a copy of New Dawn Special Issue Vol. 8 No. 1 from your local newsagency from mid-February, or you can grab the digital edition regardless of your location for only US$4.95 direct from the New Dawn website:

Cover of New Dawn Special Issue Volume 8 No. 1

New Dawn Special Issue Vol 8 No 1

In Search of Lost Cities & Places of Power

Lost civilisations and the mystery of Atlantis. Sunken lands and strange monuments to a forgotten past. Remnants of advanced cultures and arcane sciences. Signs of an earthly paradise dating back to before the dawn of recorded history. All this has fascinated humanity for hundreds of years and fired the minds of many of the great explorers and adventurers.

In New Dawn Special Issue Vol. 8 No. 1 you'll discover a range of in-depth articles by respected authors like Hugh Newman, Brien Foerster, Dr. Robert Schoch, Thomas Brophy and Erich Von Daniken. There's also enlightening interviews with Sean Savoy (son of noted adventurer Gene Savoy) as well as Larry Flaxman & Marie Jones (who recently released a fascinating book on Viral Mythology). 72 pages of original, informative reading, challenging the conventional view of humanity's ancient past.

CONTENTS:

  • "Sundaland Rising - Gunung Padang: Indonesia’s Mysterious Lost Civilisation?", by Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
  • "Megalithic Origins - Clues Carved in Stone by an Ancient Global Elite", by Hugh Newman
  • "The Enduring Enigma of Tiwanaku & Puma Punku" - by Brien Foerster
  • "Lost City of the Ancients Located in Ecuadorian Jungle?" - by Bruce Fenton
  • "Gene Savoy & His Search for the Secrets of Vanished Civilisations", an interview with Sean Savoy"
  • "In Search of the Lost City of ‘Z’ - The Amazing Real Life Story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett", by Larry Orcutt
  • "Decoding the Secrets of the Nebra Sky Disc - Man’s Oldest Portrayal of the Cosmos?", by Howard Crowhurst
  • "Imhotep the African - Architect of the Cosmos", by Thomas Brophy
  • "The Real Atlantis", by Peter Daughtrey
  • "Viral Mythology - How Information was Encoded & Passed Down Through Legend, Art & Architecture",an interview with Marie Jones & Larry Flaxman
  • "Remnants of the Gods - Impossible Buildings", by Erich von Däniken
  • "The Concept of Civilisation", by Xavier Bartlett

Link: New Dawn Special Issue Vol. 8 No. 1

Paranthropology 5:1

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The latest issue (Vol 5, Number 1) of the free PDF journal Paranthropology ("anthropological approaches to the paranormal") is now available to download (or you can read it online via Scribd). Here's the complete rundown of features in the latest issue:

  • "Is the Anomalist on a Fool’s Errand?" - Thomas E. Bullard
  • 

"A Phenomenological Evolution of Parapsychology’s 
Philosophy of Science" - Jacob W. Glazie
  • "Commentary: Contemplating Parapsychology's Evolving Philosophy of Science" - Mark A. Schroll
  • "Experiences of Synchronicity and Anthropological Endeavours (Part 2): 
‘Beyond a Psychology of Projection into a Cosmology of Synchronicity’
"- Christel Mattheeuws
  • "The Mystical Brain:
 The Primordial Roots of Religion" 
- Charles D. Laughlin
  • "The Paranormal Body:
 Reflections on Indian Perspectives 
Towards the Paranormal" - Loriliai Biernacki
  • 
"A Case of Xenoglossy Occurring 
Under Hypnosis" - Ohkado Masayuko 
& Okamoto Satoshi
  • 

"Navigating to the Inside:
 First Person Science Perspectives on Consciousness and Psi
" - Rafael G. Locke

And in case you haven't read this great resource before, all of the previous issues remain available to download from the site as well. I know from experience the work that goes into doing something like this, so if you get something out of the journal make it your mission to throw some money their way with a PayPal donation.

Omni, Rebooted

Omni Magazine Rebooted

Many Daily Grail readers would, I'm sure, be old-school Omni Magazine readers, given our shared interest in the fringes of science. If you're in that group, then you'll definitely be interested to learn that the seminal magazine is being 'rebooted':

In 1998, classic science fiction magazine Omni closed up shop. Created in 1978 by Penthouse mogul Bob Guccione and partner Kathy Keeton, it had published some of the biggest names in science fiction — William Gibson, Robert Heinlein, and Orson Scott Card, to name a few — and given scientists like Freeman Dyson and Carl Sagan a platform with a freewheeling, irreverent bent. But after shepherding Omni into online-only format in 1996, Keeton died of breast cancer, leaving the magazine adrift.

Today, though, Omni is coming back — and with it, questions about how our vision of science and science fiction has changed since its launch. Omni’s resurrection comes courtesy of Jeremy Frommer, a collector and businessman who acquired Guccione’s archives earlier this year. Inside a warehouse full of production assets lie thousands of Omni photos, illustrations, and original editions, which Frommer plans to release as prints, books, or collector’s items. But he wasn’t content with mining the past. Instead, he hired longtime science writer Claire Evans as editor of a new online project, described as an “Omni reboot.”

Remember too that the entire archive of Omni issues is available online, for those that would like a refresher. I'm looking forward to more good things from Omni Reboot in the future.

Link: Omni Reboot

News link: "Omni, reboot: an iconic sci-fi magazine goes back to the future"

The Heretic Volume 4

Volume 4 of The Heretic Magazine is now available for sale, and returns with another stellar line-up of material from the likes of Robert Bauval, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, David Rohl, Ralph Ellis and Robert Eisenman:

Our current edition contains over 15 fascinating articles written by a variety of cross disciplinary experts and subject area enthusiasts in the fields of Alternative History, Lost Civilisations and Technologies, Mysteries and Conundrums, Rennes-le-Château, the Occult, Politics, Science and more. No magazine offers more specialized esoteric content than The Heretic.

Edited and collated by Andrew Gough, Volume 4 features (alphabetically) Robert Bauval, Dawn Bramadat, Robert Eisenman, Ralph Ellis, Lorraine Evans, Robert Feather, Mark Foster, Andrew Gough, Bradbury Cort Lindahl, Tim Wallace-Murphy, Steven Myers, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, David Rohl, Ian Robertson, Freddy Silva and Lucy Wyatt. Once again we have compiled a stellar collection of thought-provoking articles and features. See a full list of the content inside Volume 4

Our latest edition is available NOW in two digital formats: firstly as a multi-touch iBook for iPad and secondly as a Kindle edition. The two versions are very different and the richest experience will be gained from the iPad version. We have designed the magazine primarily for the iPad, but are also offering the Kindle edition for those readers who are interested in our content, yet do not own an iPad.

The Heretic's website has direct links for purchasing the magazine from both the iTunes store and various Amazons around the world.

Link: The Heretic Magazine

Paranthropology 4:3


The latest issue (Vol 4, Number 3) of the free PDF journal Paranthropology ("anthropological approaches to the paranormal") is now available to download (or you can read it via the embedded version above - fullscreen it). Here's the complete rundown of features in the latest issue:

  • Introduction: Taking Experience Seriously' - Jack Hunter
  • 'Experience and Studying the Paranormal' - Charles F. Emmons & Penelope Emmons
  • 'Lord of the Flies: The Phenomenology of a Possession' - Peter Mark Adams
  • 'Recognising the Voice of God' - Tanya M. Luhrmann
  • 'From Sleep Paralysis to Spiritual Experience: An Interview With David Hufford' - John W. Morehead
  • 'The Experiencing Brain' - Charles D. Laughlin
  • 'UFOs and Other Anomalous Phenomena: Connections, Beliefs and Perspectives' - Jose Banuelos
  • 'The Culture of War, “Afterlife Conscious Minds,” & Morphogenetic Fields: The Past Soundscapes of an American Civil War Battlefield'
    - John G. Sabol
  • 'Processes of Experience' - Donnalee Dox
  • 'The Brain and Spiritual Experiences: Towards a Neuroscientific Hermeneutic' - Andrew B. Newberg
  • 'Ultra-Terrestrials and the UFO Phenomenon: A Response to Steven Mizrach' - Jason Colavito
  • 'Musings on Good, Evil and the Conquest of Mexico: An Interview With Graham Hancock' - William Rowlandson
  • [REVIEW] 'Through a Glass Darkly: Magic, Dreams & Prophecy in Ancient Egypt' - Callum E. Cooper

And in case you haven't read this great resource before, all of the previous issues remain available to download from the site as well. I know from experience the work that goes into doing something like this, so if you get something out of the journal make it your mission to throw some money their way with a PayPal donation.

Paranthropology 4:2


The latest issue (Vol 4, Number 2) of the free PDF journal Paranthropology ("anthropological approaches to the paranormal") is now available to download (or you can read it via the embedded version above). The new release is a timely one, given the recent TEDx debacle, with a number of articles discussing Rupert Sheldrake's work. Here's the complete rundown of features in the latest issue:

  • "The Para-Anthropology of UFO 
Abductions: The Case for the UTH" - Steven Mizrach.
  • "Review/Commentary: Rupert 
Sheldrake’s Science Set Free" - 
John R. DeLorez.
  • "Scientific Controversies 
Shaping the Worldview of the 21st Century: Sheldrake's 
Theory of Non-local Memory Revisited" - Mark A. Schroll.
  • "An Idea Whose Time Has Come: 
Morphic Resonance and the Birthing of a New Paradigm" - Zelda Hall.
  • "

Science Betrayed?: Rupert 
Sheldrake and The Science Delusion" - Margaret Gouin.
  • "Critical Analysis of Culturally 
Intrusive Interpretations of Phenomenological and 
Parapsychological Scientific Studies" - Kaitlyn Kane.
  • "Rehabilitating The Neglected 'Similar': Confronting The Issue Of Cross-Cultural Similarities In The Study Of Religions" - Gregory Shushan.
  • "The Kardecian Spiritualist Movement in Argentina" - Juan Corbetta & Fabiana Savall.
  • REVIEW: "The Voice of Rolling Thunder: A Medicine Man's 
Wisdom for Walking the Red Road" - Mark A. Schroll

And in case you haven't read this great resource before, all of the previous issues remain available to download from the site as well. Don't forget to support the journal with a PayPal donation if you find it interesting and/or useful.

Coilhouse Magazine as PDFs

Coilhouse Magazine

Coilhouse Magazine is "a love letter to alternative culture", covering the cutting edge of art, music, fashion, film, technology and literature, venturing from science fiction to punk rock and green technologies. Within its pages you'll find interviews and articles from a veritable menagerie of Grail-like folk, including Terry Gilliam, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, Chet Zar, Grant Morrison, and R.U. Sirius among others.

Sadly, the magazine has recently gone on hiatus (boo!), but the fine folk behind the magazine have made all six issues of the magazine available for free as downloadable PDF files (yay!):

Six glorious print issues of the lovingly assembled, lavishly produced, lackadaisically printed Coilhouse periodical.

At the time of the time of this writing, Issue 06 is still available in our shop, so if you’d like to experience the full-on glossy/tactile/sensory experience (and help to subsidize the cost of keeping our vast Coilhouse archival site active), click here. However, as issues one through five are long out of print and we have no plans to reproduce any of these magazines, we are now happily sharing ALL of them with the world as high resolution PDFs. Additionally, the Issue 06 PDF will be available next week. Scroll down and click the corresponding links to download them.

Beyond the magazine, there is also plenty of great content at the Coilhouse website. Enjoy!

Paranthropology 4:1a

The latest issue (Vol 4, Number 1, Part A) of the free PDF journal Paranthropology ("anthropological approaches to the paranormal") is now available to download. 1aIn the new release:

  • "Life is Not About Chasing the Wind": Investigating the Connection Between Bodily Experience, Beliefs and Transcendence Amongst Christian Surfers" - Emma Ford
  • "Epistemological, Methodological and Ethical Aspects of Conducting Interviews About Anomalous Experiences" - Leonardo Breno Martins
  • "A Visit to Point Pleasant: Home of the Mothman" - Simon J. Sherwood
  • "Steve Abrams: Psychedelic Trickster" - David Luke
  • "Turning to the Affective in Direct Experiences: An Interdisciplinary, Investigative Quest" - Christopher Laursen
  • "Fireflies and Shooting Stars: Visual Narratives of Daimonic Intelligence" - Angela Voss
  • "A Study of Several Reported Cases of Crisis Apparitions During the American Civil War" - Simon Alexander Hardison
  • "Herbal Lore in Central and Eastern European Shamanic Traditions" - Henry Dosedla
  • "Out of the Body and Into the Lab: Defining Dr. Alex Tanous' Abilities" - Callum E. Cooper
  • "Recognition for Paranthropology and ARC" - Fiona Bowie

And in case you haven't read this great resource before, all of the previous issues remain available to download from the site as well. Don't forget to support the journal with a PayPal donation if you find it interesting and/or useful.