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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  • Fort Moore

    The flagpole is gone. The fort around the flagpole is gone. The hill where the fort stood is gone. You are standing beneath their deepest foundations. The streets now flow through the absence of a hill, submerged roads settled on the floor of forgotten caverns. → → →

  • 11

    Knights Templar, founded in 1118 September 11, 1609: Henry Hudson first European → → →

  • Nevada National Security Site

    100 atmospheric nuclear tests were detonated at the Nevata Test Site through July 1962. → → →

Further Questions

  • Janet Morris

    Science fiction author, lifelong horsewoman, Research Director of the US Global Strategy → → →

  • Bill Moore

    William L Moore Well-known UFOlogist, especially prominent in the 1980’s. Bears resemblance → → →

  • Auditing

    from Scientology The process in clear. The process in Dianetics which uses → → →