When I was in grade school, I was the weird one. Were you? I was the one who read too much, asked the questions that made the teacher stammer, and was always out of step with what was hip or cool because I was too busy thinking up new stories, wondering which superpower I’d most like to have, or watching a spider spin a web. I pondered if there really were aliens, or gods, or ghosts like the ones I read about in books, or saw chasing me down my upstairs hallway.
Did I mention I read way too much? Is there such a thing? I was reading Robert Heinlein and Anne McCaffrey when most girls my age were reading Nancy Drew or Judy Blume. Robert E. Howard’s Conan and random copies of John Norman’s Gor series also found their way into my collection at an early age. I’m grateful my parents never really knew just what was between those pages. I loved the show ‘In Search Of’ hosted by Leonard Nimoy. I was fascinated by ancient myths, and the legend of Atlantis.
Today, my interests find multiple outlets, and since writing is one of them, I’d love to share with you on the weekends, some of the things I love most about the supernatural, paranormal and extraterrestrial.
The paranormal is a close, personal friend. As a psychopomp I help release earthbound spirits, as a Reiki Master-Teacher I offer energetic healings to my friends, family and loved ones. I really enjoyed sharing these experiences through this blog, and loved reading your remarks and comments. Like my dog-training Wednesdays, though, my paranormal postings need some expansion, hence the Weird Weekend.
Today let me introduce you to two favorites of mine in the book world:
Graham Hancock, author of Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind, Fingerprints of the Gods, The Message of the Sphinx and many more. I really enjoy Graham’s writings; thought provoking, challenging and controversial, he also hits on my beloved topics of ancient civilizations, other dimensions and realms, and so much else! If you’ve ever wondered if there might be something to the old legends of Atlantis, or floods. If you’ve puzzled over the remnants of what seem to be anomalously high tech ruins such as the pyramids, or the lost cultures of Central and South America, then you will want to read Graham Hancock. He proposes that an unknown, advanced civilization flourished ages ago, at the end of the last ice age, and then backs it up with solid, scientific evidence. I’ve never been disappointed in one of his books.
In the fiction realm, if you don’t know her already, let me introduce you to Jacqueline Carey. From the first pages of Kushiel’s Dart, I was hooked. Lush and decadent, reading one of Ms. Carey’s novels is like sinking into a vast, intoxicating cloud. Vivid imagery, rich characters and beautifully intricate plots will lure you in and never let you go. Her main character, Phedre no Delaunay is sold into a pleasure house at the age of 5, and rises to become friend and advisor to her queen as well as one of the most celebrated courtesans of the realm. Do you like your fantasy richly detailed and extra spicy? You will want to check out Jacqueline Carey.
No blog exploring the paranormal would be complete without mentioning Coast to Coast AM hosted by George Noory. George Knapp, Ian Punnett and John B. Wells also host through the month. If it’s weird, you’ll hear about it on Coast to Coast. Often times, they’ll break news that I won’t hear on my local stations for days, or even weeks later. Colony Collapse Disorder in bees? Heard about it on C to C. Aliens? Did you want to talk about Roswell? Or Rendlesham Forest? Just keep listening and you’ll eventually hear it all. Conspiracy theories? The Face on Mars? Jim Marrs and Richard C. Hoagland are frequent guests.
Are you looking for something out of the ordinary? Are you interested in things most people claim could never be? Tell me what you want to know about, let me know what fascinates you about the supernatural. What have you heard go bump in the night?