Editor: John RIMMER

Interpreting Contemporary Vision and Belief

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Issue:N. 87 February
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Tag PDF: ABDUCTION pp. 7,9,19,20 CONTACTEE pp. 9,19 MAGONIA pp. 2,17,18,19 PALMER p. 5 VALLEE p. 6

Peter ROGERSONNorthern echoes2+17

Andy ROBERTSA Saucer Full of Secrets
The word hippie conjures visions of brightly-clad young people rebelling against society whilst advocating peace, free love and the right to alter their consciousness when and how they chose. It's an appealing image, but one straight out of the imagination of a Daily Mail reader. For behind the fashions and fads, the hippie Underground movement in the UK was responsible for the greatest expansion of interest and belief in fortean phenomena in the last few centuries

The pelican writes9

Gareth J. MEDWAYA Man Who Would be King
The Fortean Times recently (September 2004) noted the death of Pierre Plantard, also known as Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair, Count of Saint-Clair and Count of Rhedae, one time Grand Master of the Priory of Sion, who had passed on in 2000. The FT remarked that he was "either an incredibly important man or a huge dreamer and practical joker''. Also 'The facts about his life are so muddled (probably deliberately) that no one can say with any certainty who or what he was", but here is a brief attempt to describe his life and influence

25 Years Ago17

Book Reviews
Lyndal Roper. Witch Craze: ter­ror and fantasy in Baroque Ger­many. Yale University Press, 2004
Sexual desire on the part of non fertile women was seen as somehow contrary to nature, and to pose a threat to communal fertility
P. G. Maxweii-Stuart. Wizards: a History. Tempus, 200419
John Robert Colombo. The Midnight Hour: Candian accounts of eerie experiences. Howslow, 2004. Dara de Faoite. Paranormal Ireland. Mavrick House, 2004.Jenny Randles. Supernatural Isle of Man. Robert Hale, 2003 (i.e. 2004 ). Christian Saunders. Into the Dragon 's Lair: a supernatural history of Wales. Gwass Carreg Gwlach, 2003.19
James Houran (editor). From Shaman to Scientist: essays on humanity's search for spirits. The Scarecrow Press, 200419-20
Neil Badmington. Alien Chic: posthu manism and the other within. Routledge, 200420
Mike McAvennie (editor). Sci Fi Declassified: the Roswell Dig Diaries. Pocket Books, 200420
Stephen Spignesi. The Weird 100. Citadel Press, 2004. Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe. Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea. Hounslow Books, 2004.20