Investigator of the Paranormal

By J. Douglas Kenyon

In December of 2013, we learned that author Colin Wilson had died at 82 of complications from pneumonia. The author of well over 100 volumes of fiction and nonfiction, Wilson, as the New York Times put it, in a retrospective on his life, “became a sensation at 24, when ‘The Outsider’ was published and instantly touched a deep nerve in postwar Britain.” An authority on the occult, ancient mysteries, unexplained anomalies, and many other topics, Wilson was also an early friend and supporter of Atlantis…

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The Blessings of Chaos

By Cynthia Logan

Sitting in his home office nestled in a redwood forest above the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he’s taught mathematics since 1968, chaos theorist Ralph Abraham expresses concern about our connection. It’s not that we’ve never met; he’s just not confident that Ooma is reliable out in the woods. “Nothing works better than a land line,” he says, though he’s dumped it in order to save money. “And I love Skype, but I have never-ending problems using it.” Surprising, since he’s a techie from…

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