Tag: Books

18
Apr

Voynich manuscript

A Renaissance book with 250 pages of seemingly encoded text and emblems which has stumped cyptographers for centuries. The most likely theory is that it actually contains no meaning — it was just a gorgeous hoax by Edward Kelley. References http://www.voynich.nu/ http://www.cs.keele.ac.uk/km/blog/?p=18 http://www.sciam.com/article… http://www.nature.com/news/2003/031215/pf/031215-5_pf.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/features/2004/02/voynich.shtml

19
Jul

The Case for UFOs

Published by Morris Jessup in 1955. The nearly legendary annotated edition with notes inscribed by Carlos Allende (Carl Allen) was printed for the Naval Research Office in an edition of 200 by the Varo Manufacturing Company of Garland, Texas. A transcription of the Varo edition of this book with Allende’s notes is available at Obscurantist […]

The Yellow Book

The Yellow Book is reported to be a physical record of the communications from an extraterrestrial, who was recovered from a downed UFO and kept in custody by MJ-12, before he died several years later. This extraterrestrial was called EBE-1. A second extraterrestrial is reported to be currently in custody under MJ-12, and she is […]

14
May

William Gibson

Author of the novel Neuromancer (1984) which coined the term cyberspace. This neologism — and the Neuromancer trilogy’s themes of a hidden universe driven by the suicidal evolution of godlike (insect-like?) beings — made Gibson unwitting posterchild/godfather of “cyberpunk”.

14
May

Book of the Law

Full title: Liber AL vel Legis, sub figura CCXX, as delivered by XCIII=418 to DCLXVI The central sacred text of Thelema, dictated to Aleister Crowley in Cairo in 1904 by an entity he called “Aiwass.”

The DaVinci Code

Pulp thriller by Dan Brown which has elevated several conspiracy theories to the status of massive pop culure memes, including the Priory of Sion. References http://danbrown.com/secrets/bizarre-facts/davinci-code.html corporate movie site (flash)– http://flash.sonypictures.com/movies/davincicodequest/us/index.html

Proverbs for Paranoids

Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow You may never get to touch the Master, but you can tickle his creatures. (p.237) The innocence of the creatures is in inverse proportion to the immorality of the Master. (p.241) If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers. (p.251) You hide, they […]

5
Mar

Whitley Strieber

Horror novelist and screenplay writer, notably of The Howling and The Hunger which both describe mysterious, monstrous races living alongside humanity. Also author of the autobiographical Communion (1987), which made him one of the most prominent and influential figures in alien contact and abduction phenomena. Author of post-Communion sequels Transformations (1988), and The Secret School […]

25
Feb

Otto Billig

Professor Otto Billig (1910-1989) Psychiatrist, author, and teacher. His research interests included schizophrenia, art and psychosis, and cross-culture psychiatry. Author of Flying Saucers: Magic in the Skies: a psychohistory (1982). He specialized in the art of schizophrenics and curated exhibits of their art. Received his M.D. from Federal Realschule (Vienna) in 1937. References Vanderbilt University […]