MAGONIA
Editor: John RIMMER
Magazine:MAGONIA
Language:English


Interpreting Contemporary Vision and Belief

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Year:2002
Issue:N. 79 October
Contents
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Tag PDF: ABDUCTION pp. 12,17,20 ADAMSKI pp. 16,18 CONTACTEE pp. 9,10,18 ITALY p. 6 KEEL p. 16 KOLOSIMO p. 4 MAGONIA pp. 2,10,13,16,19 PALMER p. 10
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Editorial Notes
Ufologists: how nutty are we?2

Chris AUBECKDesperately Seeking Rudolf
This article describes my attempts to trace an incident of 'time travel' or 'teleportation' that allegedly took place in New York many years ago. The paper trail that led me to the original source is a classic example of how labyrinthine such searches can be. Oddly enough, the paper trail begins not in New York but in Spain
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Mike McHUGHConspiracy Theory in American History
I was reading through the Feature Review on witchcraft books on the Magonia Website, where I was pleased to find a review of one of Robert Thurston's books. Thurston was one of my professors in graduate school and I was an assistant in one of his classes on Modern Russian H istory, which is his speciality. He always theorised that the Stalinist purges and show trials of the 1 930s were very similar to the witchcraft persecution of the 1 6th and 17th Centuries, in the sense that the masses really DID believe that agents of evil were at work in both cases: literal agents of the Devil in the witchcraft trials versus agents of Germany, Japan and other imperialist powers in the case of Stalin's Russia. In other words, the ruling elite did not simply orchestrate these situations, and even shared in the delusions themselves, in a mutually reinforcing cycle of paranoia.
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Letters
Mail Gareth J. MEDWAY16
Mail John KOOPMANS16
Mail Michael BUHLER16

Book Reviews
Peter ROGERSONWaiter Stephens, Demon Lovers: witchcraft, sex and the crisis of faith. University Press, 2002.17
Review: Hilary EVANS,Seeing Ghosts - 2002
Peter ROGERSONColin BENNETT, LOOKING FOR ORTHON 18
Review: Colin BENNETT,LOOKING FOR ORTHON - 2001
Peter ROGERSONJames Houran and Rense Lange (editors). Hauntings and Poltergeists: multidisciplinary perspectives. McFarland and Co., 200118-19
Peter ROGERSONMichelle Stacey. The Fasting Girl: a true Victorian medical mystery. Jeremy P Tarcher/Putman, 200219

The pelican writes
The Pelican Pecks at Faulty Logic 20