The Fringe

Alternative history. Forbidden archaeology. Fringe science. Ancient civilizations.

I’m going to quote Robert Anton Wilson here and emphasize that I do not believe anything (and Wilson was in turn quoting John Gribbin, physics editor of New Scientist magazine). My interest in these topics should not be taken as some sort of belief that any of them are “real” or “true”. Again quoting Wilson, as his preface to Cosmic Trigger sums it up perfectly:

“My own opinion is that belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence. The more certitude one assumes, the less there is left to think about, and a person sure of everything would never have any need to think about anything and might be considered clinically dead under current medical standards, where absence of brain activity is taken to mean that life has ended.”

— R. A. Wilson

Under construction. Check out the Fringe category blog post archives. Some links to get you started:

Books:

Fingerprints of the Gods – Graham Hancock‘s epic investigation into the possibility of a lost ancient civilization spanning the globe in 10,500 B.C. A must-read.

Serpent in the Sky – John Anthony West explains the symbolist interpretation of ancient Egyptian culture. Fascinating.

Cosmic Trigger – the classic underground subversive psychology opus by Robert Anton Wilson.

Passport to MagoniaJacques Vallee reveals the curious parallels between the stories of supposed UFO abductions and ancient tales of encounters with fairies and elves.

Films:

Mystery of the Sphinx [Netflix] – Old, but explains the water-erosion theory of John Anthony West and Robert Schoch. The second half of the video is pretty worthless, but worth it for the Sphinx info.

Websites:

The Daily Grail – alternative history/science news, links, articles and more.

Podcasts:

Mysterious Universe – great podcast based on fringe topics, with a healthy sense of humor about it all.

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