Congrats to Russell Dowden on a year of publishing Rockstar Magazine!
Check out the 2-page spread on page 25. It’s a flashback retrospective on the long-strange trip from producing the conference program for the ill-fated 38th annual National UFO Conference slated for September 14-16th, 2001 and the launch of Austin Para Times, which became Weird Magazine, which got bought by Alex Jones, and morphed into InfoWars Magazine, and ultimately led Russell to briefly publish Paranoid Magazine and now for a year, Rockstar Magazine.
Very sad news to pass on. Art Blondin of Artz Rib House fame has passed away. He was found at 10 a.m. this morning at his new barbecue joint in Florence by an employee coming to work. Florence police chief Adam Marsh said the cause of death is under investigation. I met Art as a bass player for Jon Emery. His Rib House on S. Lamar Blvd. was always a music-friendly venue until it closed a couple years ago. Just stunned by this news.
Mystery Morning Muse: Sunday 7/27/14
This song inexplicably entered my head this morning..
“Can you hear me? Can you hear me running? Can you hear me calling you?”
One of my best friends was recently struck by a Ford F150 truck that jumped the curb, hitting him hard, sending him up and over the vehicle. Every bone but one was broken in his right leg and he is covered with bruises, abrasions, cuts, and road-rash. He’s lucky to be alive. My friend is Stephen P. Romano, a noted science-fiction / horror author who is one of the most creative people I know and one of the biggest inspirations in my life. And now I have even more to be inspired by in his amazing strength moving forward with his recovery from this terrible incident.
But he needs our help and so I hope you will consider donating to his Recovery Fund at
Some of my past acknowledgements of Steve’s efforts:
One of my very best friends in the world has a brand new book out called Black Light.
I first met “Romano” while in my senior year attending Stephen F. Austin high-school. We were both dishwasher / prep-cooks at Magnolia Cafe on South Lamar. I quickly discovered he is one of the most driven writers I’ve ever met. I’ve watched him spend hour upon hour, day upon day, for months and years, writing by hand and typing into computers the myriad fantastic adventures filling his imaginative mind.
Our friendship lead us to work together on a variety of audio, video and print projects, as well as the odd event now and then. Steve has come a long way since my first meeting with that already accomplished writer, director and storyboard artist. He’s befriended and worked with
Stephen has a vast and rapidly growing body of work ranging from “Comic Book Soundtracks” to published (and unpublished) books, comics, teleplays, graphic novels, soundtracks, faux vintage retro movie poster art, and even package designs for movie related memorabilia. He has also created and hosted some of the most fun and exciting events I’ve ever attended. Check out the growing list (at the bottom of this post) of amazing projects and events that Stephen Romano has produced over the years.
Steve is the creator of several amazing works ranging from novels (The Riot Act, Black Light, and others), to TV & Movie Adaptations (Masters of Horror: Incident On And Off A Mountain Road and others), to comic books and digital art (Zombie, Shock Festival, Halloween Returns to Haddonfield, Masters of Horror: Incident On And Off A Mountain Road, and others) , to DVDs (StarCrash Special Edition and Shock Festival), as well as other artistic creations.
An Incomplete List of the Works of Stephen Romano:
Watched before our arrival:
Psychologist, Paranormal Investigator, Ancient Mystery Explorer, Documentary Filmmaker, UFO Theorist, Author and More … Dr. Greg Little will be our guest Wednesday night, February 21st, 2014 at 7pm CST via www.AnomalyRadio.com
You can find links to his many articles online at the ALTERNATE PERCEPTIONS website:
I first became aware of Dr. Greg Little’s work in the early 1990s. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything of his I’ve read and feel his first three UFO books are an important contribution to the field. His first effort, The Archetype Experience, focused on Jung’s ideas about synchronicity and the archetypes. His second effort, People of the Web, brought in his emerging interest in Native American mound-builder cultures. His third contribution, Grand Illusions, rounded out this trilogy, incorporating Near Death Experiences, Earth Lights and Earth Energies research, and much more!
Since that time, Greg has continued exploring earth’s mysteries, publishing The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Native American Mounds & Earthworks, and other important research into the Native American mound-building cultures, the work of Edgar Cayce, locating evidence of ancient civilizations such as Atlantis, finding lost planes in the Bermuda Triangle, and much much more!
The the link and excerpt below you can read my previous review of his book Grand Illusions as well as a portion of my 2011 UFO lecture in which I describe his ideas about Jung, Synchronicity, and the Archetypes.
I hope you’ll tune in to the show this Wednesday night.
– SMiles Lewis
Carl Jung: Synchronicity, Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
Gregory L. Little –“Materialized Archetypal Splinters”
“Synchronicity is a special condition of awareness that results from energization of the mandala archetype.”
- “Human dilemma” of our tech outpacing our ability to control it
- Jung: Archetypes independent, autonomous entities with will of their own
- Trickster archetype within the Mothmanflap
- John Keel’s 8th-Tower and human automatons tuned into evil field
- Synchronistic phenomena include the UFO haystack and parapsychologicalmanifestations and are the root energeticsof all paranormal phenomena
… I really like books with long subtitles, and there is a really slim book – it’s one of the slimmest books I’ve ever seen – on the UFO subject. It seems to really be the best at quantifying Jung’s ideas about UFO’s and puts forth an idea that I think may in fact be darn close to the mark. That is Dr. Greg Little’s book, The Archetype Experience: Resolving the UFO Mystery and the Riddle of Biblical Prophesy Using C.G. Jung’s Concept of Synchronicity. I don’t know if he solves the riddle of biblical prophecy, but the book basically puts forth this idea that there are what he calls materialized archetypal splinters.
He basically points out that the archetypes represent polar opposites. It’s often said that 80% of UFO’s are in fact IFO’s, misidentifications of identifiable objects, if you just have enough information. Well, he suggests that that UFO haystack, that 80% of those misidentifications are an integral part of the UFO phenomenon, that it’s those misperceptions that often can trigger the same kind of experience that he thinks is a contacting of something alien or other. His idea is basically that when someone sees a UFO, if there is a corresponding bubbling up in that person of one of the archetypes, that’s what will sync that person with the phenomenon and make it something significant for them, in other words, that will create a meaningful coincidence, a synchronicity that will then imbue that experience with meaning.
Now, this can happen, and I’ve seen it described in many other cases from researchers like Jenny Randles and others where the perception of a known IFO, something that’s just absolutely verifiable, they did not see anything more than a mundane object, but they perceived it as something extra mundane, and they seem to have had one of these experiences. That’s just the 80% haystack part of this. That other smaller percentage of true UFO encounters he believes are physical manifestations of Jung’s archetypes. He envisages the archetypes as existing in what he describes as the super spectrum, those parts of the energy spectrum that we can’t see with our normal eyes. We have a lot of equipment to detect and perceive radio waves and television waves and infrared and ultraviolet, but those are all part of the same spectrum of energy that we’re all bathed in and meshed in.
Just like John Keel suggested that the dematerialization we see of UFO’s could simply be them moving through that portion of the visible light spectrum that our eyes can see before they move back into either end of the spectrum, the ultraviolet or the infrared. Dr. Greg Little believes that these archetypes are autonomous and have a will of their own. Again, he is giving his interpretation of Jung’s ideas of synchronicity, the collective unconscious, and archetypes. There are a lot of people that would probably disagree with him, but I’ve also found a lot of other researchers that seem to agree with more or less the same idea, even without knowing anything about Dr. Greg Little.
Dr. Little is, I believe, a
psychiatristpsychologist. He works in the prisons. He works with inmates. He is also very much into Edgar Cayce. He is into the Native American mound culture that dots the American countryside. He’s a very interesting fellow, and I don’t agree with all of his ideas, but I think he’s on to something here. He’s one of the perspectives that I think some folks might want to check out more.
Join SMiles Lewis in a discussion with Dr. Greg Little on UFOs and related topics Wednesday night, February 12th, at 7pm CST. Doctor Greg Little has written several important books and articles on UFOs, Consciousness, and Native American mound sites including The Archetype Experience, People of the Web, Grand Illusions, and most recently an important introduction to Andrew Collins’ book published in 2012 titled LightQuest, as well as Mound Builders: Edgar Cayce’s Forgotten Record of Ancient America – not to mention his numerous professional works in the important areas of psychopharmacology, criminal justice, treatment & counseling, antisocial personality disorders, drug abuse, and sexology.
Psychologist, Paranormal Investigator, Ancient Mystery Explorer, Documentary Maker, UFO Theorist, Author and More … Dr. Greg Little will be our guest Wednesday night, February 21st, 2014 at 7pm CST via www.AnomalyRadio.com
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This image was one of many in the weird Wild West themed living room Casa Rio de Colores where friends recently held two beautiful marriage ceremonies. Practically every inch of wall space was covered with kitchy and cool weird imagery and psychedelic Americana.
I highly recommend the venue:
Here are some videos of the amazing twinkling “lights” (actually hanging reflectors) on all the trees…
And here is a selfie from that evening.