Pokémon App, or Alan Moore's Idea Space Directly Imaged?

Currently awaiting clarification as to whether the Pokémon app was being used, or if this is an actual photo inside Alan Moore's house...


News Briefs 18-07-2016

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Quote of the Day:

In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator)

Lone Man Has Spent More Than a Half Century Building a Cathedral By Hand

This is wonderful. In the modern age, with our short attention spans and disposable culture, dedication to a single 'great work' seems like a relic of past times (I remember being amazed to read about the decades of work Lorenzo Ghiberti devoted to the bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery, pondering such dedication over a long period). But 90-year-old Justo Gallego has spent more than a half century on his masterwork:

For 53 years, Justo Gallego has been building a cathedral by hand on the outskirts of Madrid almost entirely by himself. Gallego has no formal architecture or construction training, but that hasn't stopped him from toiling on this herculean task. At 90 years old, Gallego knows that he will not be able to finish the project in his lifetime. But he keeps at it anyway, day after day, driven by his faith.

(via Colossal)

News Briefs 15-07-2016

"In the fields with which we are concerned, knowledge exists only in lightning flashes…”

Quote of the Day:

“…The text is the thunder rolling long afterwards.”

Walter Benjamin

News Briefs 14-07-2016


Quote of the Day:

I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.

George Carlin

Paranthropology 7:1

Paranthropology 7:1

The latest issue (Vol 7, Number 1) of the free PDF journal Paranthropology ("anthropological approaches to the paranormal") is now available to download - here's the complete rundown of features in the latest issue:

  • "Paranormal Experience, Belief in the Paranormal and Anomalous Beliefs", by Neil Dagnall, Kenneth Drinkwater, Andrew Parker & Peter Clough
  • "Religious Flows and Ritual Performance: East Asian Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy", by Matt Coward
  • "Shamanic Initiation by the Trickster", by Juan J. Rios
  • "A Quantitative Investigation into the Paranormal Beliefs of the Contemporary Vampire Subculture", by Emyr Williams
  • "Edith Turner and the Anthropology of Collective Joy", by Paul Stoller
  • "Hearing the Dead: Supernatural Presence in the World of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic (PPN) in Reference to the Balikligöl Statue", by Alistair Coombs
  • "The Uncanny and the Future of British Quakerism", by Ben Wood
  • "On Mental Travel, Remote Viewing and Clairvoyance", by John R. DeLorez
  • "Intermediatism and the Study of Religion", by Jack Hunter
  • Review: Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond by Beatriz Caiuby Labate & Clancy Cavnar - Gerhard Mayer
  • Review: "Do we need the paranormal to explain the UFO phenomenon? A Review of Illuminations: The UFO Experience as Parapsychological Event by Eric Ouellet - Jean-Michel Abrassart
  • Review: First International Colin Wilson Conference, University of Nottingham, July 1st 2016 - Colin Stanley

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!

News Briefs 13-07-2016


Quote of the Day:

By science men may learn the mysteries of the spirit world.

Dr. John Dee, born July 13, 1527

News Briefs 12-07-2016

Incompatible realities...

Quote of the Day:

There is no way to peace; peace is the way.

A. J. Muste

Archaeologists Find Elongated Skull of a Woman with Jewel-Encrusted Teeth at Teotihuacan

Elongated skull of the  Lady of Tlailotlacan

Coming soon to Ancient Aliens: archaeologists in Mexico have unearthed a unique 'elongated skull' with ornate custom dental work while excavating at the ancient city of Teotihuacan. The skeletal remains belong to a woman - dubbed 'The Lady of Tlailotlacan' - who was 35 to 40 years old at the time of her death, around 350-400 CE:

Her teeth are of particular note. The central incisors in her upper jaw are embedded with round pyrite stones. This technique required cutting a hole in the enamel of the tooth and inserting the decorative stones. It was practiced in the Mayan cities of southern Mexico (see the jade tooth inserts found in Uxul on the Yucatan peninsula), Guatemala and Belize. One incisor in her lower jaw was replaced with a prosthetic made of serpentine, a green stone carved in the shape of a tooth. This was not of local manufacture and she must have worn it for many years because it shows signs of wear and tartar growth. Researchers are currently studying this tooth looking for evidence of how it was affixed to the jaw, possibly with a cement-like adhesive or some kind of fiber that held it in place.

Her grill isn’t the most extreme of her body mods. The shape of her skull is elongated, an intentional cranial shaping of the tabular erect type produced by fronto-occipital compression likely with a cradleboard when she was a child and her bones were still soft. Hers is an extreme example of the practice. This kind of skull shaping isn’t typical of the Central Highlands. It too is more frequently found in the south.

Her teeth and skull make hers one of the most extensively modified bodies ever discovered at Teotihuacan. It also confirms that the residents of Tlailotlacan weren’t only labourers who were brought to or moved to the big city for work, but people of wealth and status as well. The Lady of Tlailotlacan’s modifications were reserved for the Maya elites.

Below is a video of the skeletal remains:

Link: Woman with stone tooth inserts, long skull found in Teotihuacan