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Schizophrenia or Saint?

What’s the difference between St. Joan of Arc’s visions of St. Michael and a schizophrenic who hears angelic voices? In Western culture, one is sainthood; the other, psychosis. Why the difference?  La Pucelle  First, some history.  Joan of Arc (1412-1431; aka Jeanne d’Arc in her native France) - was branded a witch and burned at the stake before she was named a saint.  Her heavenly visions, battles, trial, execution, and […]

todayJanuary 15, 2023 2

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Biphasic

If you’re an insomniac like me, you’ve tried warm milk, OTC sleep aids, and prescriptions. I hated being a constipated, broke zombie every morning - was there no other way? Bi-What? I didn’t intend to start a sleep experiment, but I naturally fell into a biphasic sleep pattern. Most people sleep in one long block of time, aka monophasic sleep. Other people - including most insects, birds, and animals - […]

todayJanuary 6, 2023 7

Anthony Tyler Articles

BHA21: Unexplainable Phenomena, Surrealism & Mental Health (feat. AP Strange)

This time around, the show gets pretty X-Files-ish with my colleague, AP Strange -- a writer, researcher, investigator, and collector of Forteana. Strange gives us a brief history of Charles Fort and the ideas of "Fortean" investigation and phenomena, which essentially encompasses anything unexplainable with some shades of specificity that we'll get into. You can listen to the episode right here!   Armed with an impressive Fortean library, AP Strange […]

todaySeptember 27, 2022 1

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BHA12: Mysticism, Magick & Skepticism (feat. Justin Otto)

Get ready to get down to the brass tacks of mysticism, magick, and the religious experience. Firstly, what is the difference between these three, and how do things like dreams, psychedelic drugs, and hypnosis fit into it all? Another way to describe this is as an episode about altered states of consciousness and adaptation. Listen to the episode right here! With dreams, we use symbols to quantify emotional values with […]

todayJuly 12, 2022

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4: Alchemy as Adaptation – Empirical Roots of Mysticism

In this episode of Black Hoodie Alchemy, we talk about a few different things, the largest portion of focus being on Todd Murphy and Michael Persinger's peer reviewed scientific study of reincarnation. Published in the Journal of Near Death Studies over 20 years ago, titled "The Structure and Function of Near-Death Experiences: An Algorithmic Reincarnation Hypothesis", this is a truly empirical look into forming a cogent hypothesis to actually explain […]

todayApril 5, 2022 1

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The Abyss Stares Back

“Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche My latest book, Hunt Manual: 21st Century Demonology & Forteana came out on Halloween of 2021. A few weeks later, I dropped off the map completely, avoided all of my social media accounts, phone calls from fellow researchers and even some family members, and retreated […]

todayFebruary 4, 2022 3

Astral Travel

What About Dreams The Beginning By David J.

Where does it start? Where does it come from? A word, a thought, a picture, an emotion? We continuously experience internal realities even though to us, many are unconscious. It is like changes in life that come without warning, but in hindsight we can see how it was happening long before we noticed. These internal realities, these creations of mind, unfold in the shadows. We see only the tip of […]

todayMay 21, 2018

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