In my previous post I described the concept of debunking the debunkers. How is this related to magick?
Most debunkers don't call themselves that. Rather, they call themselves "skeptics." But are they? I don't think so. Rather, they have usurped and stolen the term "skeptic" to mean "denouncers of anything that doesn't fit into their world view." They often believe that they are defending "science" (not that science needs defending!). In fact, they tend to use science to defend their position rather than let the science lead where it will.
There is another group that uses science only when it supports their world view. They are called fundamentalists. They will use scientific
For over half a century, FATE magazine has continued to explore the paranormal. I'm very proud to say that for three years following Llewellyn's purchase of the magazine, I was the editor-in-chief of FATE. I like to think I helped modernize it while keeping to its traditions. During my tenure, and thanks to those people working with me, circulation more than tripled.
FATE prides itself on presenting true reports of the paranormal. One of our goals with FATE was to present facts about strange phenomena without necessarily guessing as to the cause of the facts. As one TV network is now claiming, we really did report and let our readers decide.
One of the things we believed—and I still
The Russian Navy has recently declassified details of its various UFO encounters, many of which take place in or around water. These incidents include one in which three humans died in an ensuing chase when military divers in Siberia's Lake Baikal (the world's deepest lake), encountered a "group of humanoid creatures dressed in silvery suits" at a depth of 160 feet.
For me, the news the the Russian Navy is making these details public is very heartening. All too often, those who claim to have encountered any sort of extra-terrestrial life are regarded as foolish, misguided, or simply insane. Our own government refuses to disclose any details (or even a confirmation) of an alien encounter