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11th, 2018
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September 11th, 2018 - Austin, Texas

Anomaly Archives Presents...

Maya Shamanism: The Transmutation of Sustenance
by Dr. Barbara MacLeod

Sunday, September 23rd - 3pm at The Anomaly Archives

The Anomaly Archives is proud to support the Mysterious Ancient Civilizations meetup group in presenting this lecture from Austin's own Mayan language expert, Dr. Barbara MacLeod.

Maya Shamanism: The Transmutation of Sustenance

Dr. Barbara MacLeod takes us on a journey of the metaphysical ideology of the Classic Maya royal court through translations of hieroglyphs found on cups that were from the Maya royal dynasty.

“The ancient Maya practiced state shamanism, in which kings and their families engaged in conjuring deities and ancestors and made offerings of their own blood to feed the earth. War captives were common offerings as well. Mythological scenes on royal drinking-cups placed in tombs feature serpent-deities conjured amid altered states of consciousness, and it is now possible to speculate on the entheogenic plants used. Sometimes the conjurors themselves were deities.

This practice was fundamental to Maya kingship and became fossilized and codified in the form of the "ceremonial serpent bar" worn by kings at the accessions at major events in the calendar. Infants were also sacrificed, although likely not those of royalty; another mythic theme on these cups depicts the sacrifice of a human baby who becomes an infant jaguar as he transitions from one world to the next. All of this is orchestrated by k'awiil--the metaphysical manifestation of lightning.

This is an origin myth, archaic at the time these vases were painted. It functioned as a charter for the ongoing reciprocity between humans and gods required for the perpetuation of the royal dynasty, the fecundity of the earth, and the reliability of the rains.” Dr. Barbara MacLeod

If the cups could talk, oh the stories we would hear!

We hope you’ll join us on a journey of myths, ceremonies, royalty, and sacrifices of the ancient Maya civilization.

Meeting to be held in second floor conference room. Access into building is limited, door person will be at the front door to allow guests to enter. Door may be locked 10 minutes after meeting starts, please try to arrive before 3pm.

Suggested donation $5 in support of Anomaly Archives.

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October 28th, 2-4pm
Saengerrunde Hall, Austin, Texas

The Anomaly Archives is Proud to be a Sponsor of the Austin Archives Bazaar!

We'll have a table at this fantastic event so come on out and show your support of the amazing Austin Archives Bazaar!

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Recently I've had the chance to catch-up on a number of wonderful videos produced by Jason Charbonneau at his Think Anomalous YouTube Channel. There are so many great videos to watch there like the one about The Voronezh UFO Landing, 1989 and Hieronyma and the Incubus - Sleep Paralysis, Sexuality, and Anomalous Entity Encounters, or classic monster encounters like the Flatwoods "Monster," 1952 and Kelly Hopkinsville Encounter, The Goblin "Invasion" of 1955 and important historic cases from outside North America such as Italy's Zanfretta Abductions, 1978-1981 and Sweden's Abduction of Jacob Jacobsson, 1759. Of course, the video that would make me decide to feature it as our Video of the Week is about my
favorite researcher ... Jacques Vallée.


For this week's book, we're going Atlantean with one of our many books on the subject of this mythic ancient civilization. We have so many books in our Girard Collection focused on this topic but this particular title stands out due both to its being an autographed copy of a small original print-run but also the strange binding that features patterned cloth - of which there were several different prints used as one can see looking over the other rare copies for sale online. Also, you have to admire the artwork used on later traditional print-runs that feature a dynamic painting by the author. (See below).

New Meetup Group

We've resurrected our Anomaly Archives Group and will soon begin posting information about upcoming get-togethers here at the archive and lending library... and BEYOND!!


Volunteering at the Archives

Folks have been helping us finish setting up our new shelving, organizing the collections, tweaking the online catalog and more. In the near future we'll need many more volunteers to help us staff the Anomaly Archives so that it can finally begin having traditional weekday business hours. If you think you have what it takes to help the Anomaly Archives achieve its operational goals, please give founder SMiles Lewis a call (512-842-9046) or send an email ( 

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Email Newsletter: Anomalous Headline News

In the spirit of our "Book of the Week" about Atlantis...

More from Dr. Greg Little...
The latest on the AWSAP / AATIP / TTSA Saga... with sub-focus on the Pentagon funded research into Skinwalker Ranch:
Other Important UFO News...

Remembering the events of and response to the tragedy of September 11th, 2001...
Other News of Note...

Check out all the great news links in the headlines section below. Remember that you can always stay up to date on our latest linked articles via our Flipboard online magazine.


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That's it for this edition of the eNews editorial.

Until next time... 

SMiles Lewis / Founder

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Jacques Vallée, UFOs, and the Case Against Aliens

  Published on Jan 22, 2017
For more than 20 years after the flying saucer frenzy of the late 1940s, the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH) remained the default explanation for UFOs. Jacques Vallée, a French astronomer and ufologist, was the first to challenge the ETH, and he followed the UFO data towards some unorthodox and fascinating conclusions.

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  • Jacques Vallée. Anatomy of a Phenomenon: Unidentified Objects in Space - a Scientific Appraisal Chicago: Henry Regency Company, 1965
  • Jacques Vallée and Janine Vallée. Flying Saucers: A Challenge to Science. New York: Ace Books, 1966.
  • Jacques Vallée. Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers. Chicago: Henry Regency Company, 1969.
  • Jacques Vallée. The Invisible College: What a Group of Scientists has discovered about UFO Influences on the Human Race. San Antonio: Anomalist Books, 2014 (1975).
  • Jacques Vallée. Messengers of Deception: UFO Contact and Cults. Berkeley: And/ Or Press, 1979. Jacques Vallée and J. Allen Hynek. The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on Unidentified Flying Objects.Chicago: Henry Regency Company, 1975.
  • Jacques Vallée. Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988.
  • Jacques Vallée. Confrontations: A Scientists Search for Alien Contact. New York: Ballantine Book, 1990.
  • Jacques Vallée. Revelations: Alien Contact and Human Deception. New York: Ballantine Books, 1991.
  • Jacques Vallée. UFO Chronicles of the Soviet Union: A Cosmic Samizdat. New York: Ballantine Books, 1992.
  • Jacques Vallée and Chris Aubeck. Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Anomalies from Antiquity to Modern Times. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Penguin, 2009.
For more from Think Anomalous, check out our website:

Think Anomalous is created by Jason Charbonneau. Illustration by Colin Campbell. Music by Josh Chamberland. Animation by Brendan Barr. Sound design by Will Mountain and Josh Chamberland.

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Book Of The Week

Atlantis: Mother of Empires
by Robert B. Stacy-Judd


"It is my wish to discuss with the reader certain assumptions and opinions, hypotheses and theories in an easily understandable form and in a spirit free of dogmatism and intolerance .” Robert B. Stacy-Judd (1884-1975)

bb ) Among the classics of Atlantology of the first half of the twentieth century that are little known in this country are Robert Benjamin Stacy-Judd’s, 1939, major work: Atlantis – Mother of Empires . [1] This opus represents one of the great Atlantic studies in the school of Ignatius Donnelly (1831-1901), in which the classical theory of Atlantological diffusionism is represented in a modified and updated variation."

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"David Luke is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich, Past President of the Parapsychological Association, and co-author of …"
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