Obscurantist Mnemotechnical Archive

Paranoid Technologies and Mythologies of Memory and Forgetting

Obscurantist researches paranoid technologies and contemporary mythologies of memory and forgetting, from hypertext and magick to UFOs and conspiracy theory, examined through the lens of alienation and anomie.

Our goal is to bring uncertainty and confusion to a field of study where false certainty and deceptive clarity have brought the world endless misery, working to soften the bright lines of ontological binaries with the gentle shade of epistemological play.

Some of this research is collected in the Obscurantist Mnemotechnical Archive , a ongoing compendium of references and notes regarding the history and mythology of paranoid technology.

Obscurantist also has a small collection of texts, focusing on historical artifacts with a particular mythopoetic or aesthetic merit.


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Shag Harbour Incident

On the night of October 4, 1967, at about 11:20 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Time, many witnesses saw something crash into the waters of Shag Harbour, a tiny fishing village in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

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  • Robert Anton Wilson

    Feminist-fearing, libertarian extropian, meta-conspiracist Wilson has authored over 26 books (poet, essayist, → → →

  • Book of Enoch

    the fall of the Watchers, who fathered the Nephilim, and the celestial travels of the great-grandfather of Noah → → →


    acronym: There Is No Such Thing As Coincidence The suggestion is inherently → → →

These Too Are Possible

  • Daniel Guggenheim

    (1856-1930) American industrialist and philanthropist brother of Simon Guggenheim and son of → → →

  • Pizzagate

    Test: How hard is it to disseminate blatantly insane ideas within specific political subcultures? Result: Very not hard. → → →

  • Raymond E. Fowler

    Raymond Eveleth “Ray” Fowler Director of Scientific Investigations for MUFON He joined → → →

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