Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Positive News of the Week


Widower Builds Pool for Kids
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Albino Moose Takes a Dip
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HIV Life Expectancy "Near-Normal"
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Weird News of the Week


Eye Contact With Bigfoot
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Woman Swallows Braces
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What Horrors Lurk in Your Sponge?
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Positive News of the Week


Defend Earth from Aliens
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Heroic Dog Saves Boy
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Students Help Flint Senior Citizens
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Archetypes: Understand Your Behavior and Reprogram Your Subconscious with Marie D. Jones


All over the world, there are universal symbols understood by every culture, religion, class system, race and creed. These symbols are powerful subconscious drivers of our understanding and perception of the world we live in and the forces we interact with, as well as who we are as human individuals. The actual definition of the word “archetype” is an idea or original pattern/model from which all things of the same type are representations or copies. The ancient Greek root of the word is “archein,” meaning “original, old,” and “typos” meaning “pattern, type, model.”  Thus, an archetype is an original pattern from which all other similar persons, objects, ideas, concepts and themes are derived, copied, modeled and emulated.

In Jungian psychology, an archetype is an inherent idea or mode of thought derived from the experience of the species/race and present in the individual and collective unconscious. Carl Gustav Jung, the famed psychologist, utilized these symbols as a means for understanding the path to personal enlightenment, the way the world works, the way the human psyche works, and how to empower, heal, or achieve goals and desires. There are human and animal archetypes, in fact, Jung once said there were as many archetypes as there are typical situations in life, and they constructed a type of formula for the functioning of the subconscious, and have the distinct characteristic of showing up throughout human history in the same form, with the same meaning. He defined twelve in particular that played a large role in the development of our psyches and personalities.

It doesn’t matter what culture, religion, geographical boundary or language spoken...an archetype is the same anywhere around the globe, for it represents the language of the collective detached from the intellect and judgment of the conscious mind. Often, we don’t even think about how we got to behave, act and think the way we do, or what molded our personalities, until something happens, usually tragic, that makes us realize we are not happy, fulfilled expressions of our deepest selves. This is where archetypes can be an incredible learning tool.

Common archetypes include:
The Hero – sent on a quest to pursue his/her destiny. Comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell spoke and wrote extensively of the “Hero’s Journey” found in many great novels and movies, including “Star Wars.”
The Self – Our individual persona seeking to become completely realized, usually via the Hero’s Journey.
The Shadow Self – Our opposing, amoral, instinctual, primitive side associated with the past.
Mentor – The main guide of the self on its journey.
The Persona – Our masks we wear to show others and hide who we truly are.
Anima/Animus – Our female and male psyches, roles and desires.
God – The perfected Self.
Goddess – Mother Earth.
Trickster – The change agent.
Beast – Our primitive past of humanity.
Sage – The wise ones among us.
Mother – The nurturer.
Father – The protector.
Wizard – The one who knows how to transform, who has hidden knowledge we seek.
The Fool – Our confused, faulty Self.
Scapegoat – The one we assign blame to.


These are just a sampling of the many archetypes we may already be familiar with, including the enemy/adversary/Devil, who often stands in the way of the Hero achieving his/her mission, and thus, destiny. Because Jungian archetypes are often used to help understand a spiritual and hidden dimension to our existence, they can also help to explain layout of that dimension, and give us insight and guidance as to how to overcome any obstacles or blocks we face on our journey. But Jung was not the only person to develop a list of archetypes. We now have so many others to work with that can help empower us in ways even Jung may not have imagined, all existing in the deepest parts of who we are as human beings.

Jung posited that the collective unconscious was akin to a storehouse of information, myths, stories and symbols that all humans have access to, and is a necessary part of the human psyche. Think of the collective unconscious as a universal reservoir that allows all humans to quench their subjective, symbolic thirst for meaning, especially when it comes to those things that are not objective, empirical or direct experiences. Thus, any symbolic theme in that reservoir can ease the thirst of any culture, albeit in different modes of expression on the surface (think of using a blue cup dipped in a sink as opposed to a green cup – you get the same water, but via a different color cup).

This book looks at the history and meaning of archetypes, their use in literature, philosophy and psychology. But it also takes a deeper look at how these shared symbols of the subconscious can play out in our daily lives, for better or worse, and how we have the power to use them to both our detriment and advantage. As millions of people flock to television shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones,” or movies like the “Star Wars” franchise, they may be totally unaware of the powerful attraction these characters have over them, and the book will take several examples our of popular culture to dissect the archetypes present in each character, and why we become such rabid fans. It’s all about what is happening in our subconscious mind as we view these shows, and fall in love, or hate, with these characters!

Understanding the different aspects of our psyche, our persona, is what archetypes allow us to do, empowering us to take control of how we let them manifest in our love relationships, finances, career goals, health and happiness.
Archetypes are indicators of the stories of our lives...and the good news is, once we become aware of them, we can work with them, even change them, to tell a different, more empowering story. The book will offer tips, tools and exercises specifically designed to help the reader create that new story, as well as insights from people in the fields of psychology, recovery and spiritual growth who use archetypes in their own work to help others heal, grow and succeed in life. It also features intriguing glimpses into the minds of writers who create characters often based upon archetypes that resonate with readers, and how we are all influenced by these symbols in our popular culture, our politics, our religious traditions and our relationships with others.

Each of us, by changing and working with our own individual archetypes, can change our own lives. And, by doing that, we begin to add to the collective to create a more loving, empowering, compassionate world and counteract the symbols of evil and greed, power and corruption. It’s all about putting archetypes to use at home and in the world to shift the paradigm. And it all begins...within.


Marie D. Jones is a best-selling author of nonfiction books exploring the paranormal, spiritual, scientific, and metaphysical realms, including 11:11 The Time Prompt Phenomenon and Mind Wars. She is also a novelist, screenwriter, and producer with several projects in development. She has appeared on radio shows across the globe, including Coast to Coast AM, NPR, and the Shirley MacLaine Show; has lectured widely at paranormal and metaphysical events; and has appeared on television’s Ancient Aliens and Nostradamus Effect series. She writes regularly for a number of paranormal/metaphysical blogs and magazines, and lives in San Diego, California. Her website is www.MarieDJones.com.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

In Memory of Jim Marrs



It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we at New Page Books have learned about the passing of Jim Marrs. 

An award-winning journalist and author, Marrs, a Graduate of the University of North Texas went on to become well known as the author of Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, the basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK, Rule by Secrecy, and Alien Agenda.  

With New Page Books, he went on to write PSI Spies, The True Story of America's Psychic Warfare Program. A luminary, a requested guest on numerous TV and Radio shows, and an amazing truth-teller, he will be missed by all who knew him. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Weird News of the Week


Creepy Clown Motel for Sale
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It's Raining Meat!
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More Water Discovered on the Moon
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Monday, July 31, 2017

Fall 2017 New Release Announcement


Please find below our newest releases coming for Fall 17. To find out more about each book please click through the title links below.

SUPERNATURAL



The Ghost Studies: New Perspectives on the Origins of Paranormal Experiences 
By Brandon Massullo
October 17 Release
What causes ghostly experiences? Are ghosts real? Why do certain people report numerous ghostly encounters and others none? For centuries these questions have intrigued, puzzled, and bedeviled science, skeptics, and even believers. Based on cutting-edge research and new theories, The Ghost Studies provides insight into some of life's greatest mysteries.


The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes to Life 
By Nick Redfern
February 18 Release
It's the dead of night; you are fast asleep. Suddenly, you are wide awake, but unable to move. Hunched over you in the shadows is an eight- or nine-foot-tall gaunt entity with spider-thin limbs, dressed in an old style black suit, its pale face missing eyes, nose, ears and mouth. You finally manage to cry out. The monstrous thing disappears as suddenly as it appeared. You just had a terrifying encounter with the Slenderman. Who, or what, is the Slenderman? His existence began on the Internet, but he didn't stay online.The Slenderman may be a tulpa, a thought-form that can stride out of our darkest imaginations and into the reality if enough people believe in it. In May 2014, two young Milwaukee girls almost killed a friend in the name of Slenderman. Perhaps, like the vast Skynet system in the Terminator movies, the Internet is turning against us and attacking us with digital equivalents of our own online nightmares. The Slenderman has come to life. For the first time, this book reveals the full and fear-filled saga.

SELF-TRANSFORMATION


Conscious Ink: The Hidden Meaning of Tattoos Mystical, Magical and Transformative Art You Dare to Wear 
By Lisa Barretta
October 17 Release
There is hidden, powerful wisdom in tattoos. Did you ever think of your tattoo as a charged body talisman or a portal into your spiritual self? Ancient cultures practicing shamanic tattooing laid the groundwork for our modern exploration of consciousness. Tattoos are both a revelation and a proclomation of your embodied archetypes, dreams, emotions, even a hint of past-life memories. Conscious Ink shows how this edgy skin art interfaces with our body's subtle energy field and reveals how tattoo imagery ties into the potent energy of inner alchemy that expands our self-awareness. Mindful inking can be an amazing modality that awakens your spiritual self. Looking at tattoos beyond the lens of body art, Conscious Ink gives you a new perspective on tattoos and their undeniable roots in pure, magic mysticism.

ANCIENT MYSTERIES


The Gods Never Left Us: The Long Awaited Sequel to the Worldwide Best-Seller Chariots of the Gods 
By Erich von Daniken
November 17 Release
When Chariots of the Gods was published 50 years ago, it began a worldwide change in humanity's view of the cosmos. In an era of the military space race, Erich von Daniken boldly proclaimed that Earth had been visited by more advanced beings early in our history. Over the next five decades, von Daniken's 32 books built an ever-stronger case for Earth had been visited by extraterrestrial visitors. The Gods Never Left Us contends that recent advancements in biotechnology, astrophysics, engineering and artificial intelligence not only gives us a fresh perspective on his ancient astronaut theory, but actually validates it. We are, as a race, embarking on the exact same trajectory of our own interplanetary colonization, just as von Daniken suggested Earth itself was colonized. ETs are definitely at work today. And that affects all of us. Why do they do what they do? What could an extraterrestrial species possibly gain from observing us in the same way we look at ants? What have these strangers wanted for the past thousands of years? Can't they leave us alone? And what makes it so difficult for us to acknowledge the existence of these extraterrestrials? This is what that book deals with.


Ancient Aliens in the Bible: Evidence of UFOs, Nephilim and the True Face of Angels in Ancient Scriptures 
By Xaviant Haze
October 17 Release
Did a distant race of ancient aliens once inhabit the lands of the Bible? Do the ancient writings of the Bible and other texts provide proof of their existence? Did the "prophets" have close encounters with ancient aliens? Were the "angels" physical beings sent to perform specific tasks by their alien masters? Ancient Aliens in the Bible answers these questions and more. Analyzing the historical and archaeological evidence and using the work of former Vatican translator Mauro Biglino as his guide, Xaviant Haze provides ample proof that what our ancestors described in ancient biblical texts were real-life events and not visions. The UFO encounters in the Bible are described as concrete experiences by flesh-and-blood beings. The angels were assigned specific duties and struggled to carry them out; some even rebelled and took earthly wives, forbidden by their superiors. Your view of the bible will never be the same.

UFOs



Encounter in the Desert: The Case for Alien Contact at Socorro 
By Kevin D. Randle
October 17 Release
The UFO landing at Socorro has been wrapped in controversy almost from the moment that police officer Lonnie Zamora watched a craft descend and land. Zamora saw alien beings near the craft and a symbol on its side, but was told that he shouldn't mention either. Encounter in the Desert reveals, for the first time, exactly what he saw in that arroyo in 1964 and what an examination of the landing revealed to investigators. Socorro wasn't a stand-alone case. Other sightings, some of them nearly as spectacular as Zamora's, were reported at the time. A study of the Air Force investigation of this case reveals an effort, at first, to learn the truth that mutated into a clever attempt to hide the information from the public.

MAGIC STUDIES


The Elements of Spellcrafting: 21 Keys to Successful Sorcery 
By Jason Miller
February 17 Release
There is no shortage of spells out there. Some books highlight thousands of spells, but do any of them actually work? And how well do they work? I don't mean just getting a result. I mean getting a result that matters, a result that will impact your life or the lives of those you work for. The Elements of Spellcrafting provides the most effective and efficient ways to get things done with magic. If you have ever cast a spell that didn't work, The Elements of Spellcrafting will help you figure out why. If you regularly cast spells that seem to work, but you still wind up in the same circumstances, this book will definitely help you chart a new course for victorious spellcrafting.

NEW THOUGHT

The Physics of God: Unifying Quantum Physics, Consciousness, M-Theory, Heaven, Neuroscience and Transcendence 
By Joseph Selbie
September 17 Release
Setting aside the pervasive material bias of science and lifting the obscuring fog of religious sectarianism reveals a surprisingly clear unity of science and religion. The explanations of transcendent phenomena given by saints, sages, and near-death experiencers---miracles, immortality, heaven, God and transcendent awareness---are fully congruent with scientific discoveries in the fields of relativity, quantum physics, medicine, M-theory, neuroscience and quantum biology. The Physics of God describes the intersections of science and religion with colorful, easy-to-understand metaphors, making abstruse subjects within both science and religion easily accessible to the layman---no math, no unity of science and religion and eager to experience the personal transcendence that is the promise of both. 

ANGELS AND SPIRIT GUIDES


The Secret Language of Spirit: Understanding Spirit Communication in Our Everyday Lives 
By William Stillman
November 17 Release
The Secret Language of Spirit is the culmination of award-winning author and psychic medium William Stillman's wisdom and insights in a fascinating exploration of the sometimes blatant, sometimes hidden spiritual symbolism in our everyday lives. With accessible language, easy-to-understand explanations, and fascinating anecdotes, Stillman introduces to the open-minded layperson an alternate lens through which to view daily interactions with Spirit. Stillman's most powerful observations may be found in the chapter that correlates spiritual sensitivity with persons with autism, mental illness, and dementia---individuals whose "gibberish" is often dismissed as pathology, but may actually provide glimpses into another realm. The Secret Language of Spirit concludes with an empowering chapter that addresses the concepts of abundance and achieving authenticity with Love's Foot Rule---12 fundamental tenets. Stillman also introduces the principles of passion, pursuit and prosperity, and how to manifest them in concert with Spirit.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Positive News of the Week


Four Generations of Wedding Dresses
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Baby Hippo Inspires Ice Cream Flavor
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Surfers Practicing Mindfulness
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Encounters with the Bermuda Triangle and Electric Fog with Bruce Gernon and Rob MacGregor


I was twenty-three-years old when it happened, the mind-boggling event that changed my life. I’d been flying airplanes with my dad since I was a young teenager and I got my pilot’s license when I was eighteen. Five years later, I was at the controls flying with my dad and his business partner as we departed from Andros Island in the Bahamas. That’s when I encountered something strange and frightening, something that literally swallowed our new Bonanza A36 and spit us out a hundred miles from where we’d just been flying.

That was December 4, 1970, and I’d encountered what later became known as the Bermuda Triangle mystery. For months, I puzzled over this seemingly unbelievable sequence of events. I put my story to memory, precisely as I remembered it, and documented the details.

I didn't speak to anyone about it for just over a year because I felt like it was impossible to be able to explain exactly what happened.  Then I heard there was a mysterious area offshore of Miami where planes and boats have been disappearing and I realized what I had flown through must have been the cause of their disappearance.  I told everyone I met about it.  But at first it was as if they didn't hear me, except for my dad and our business partner. They always backed up my research.

I was like the tree in the forest that falls and no one hears its thunderous crash. So did it make a sound? Likewise, if teleportation or time travel or a combination of the two never happened to anyone else, did this event really occur as I remembered it? What I was saying didn’t make sense. It couldn’t possibly be true. But I knew what I experienced, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

After a couple of years, everything changed as I began hearing about the lore of the Bermuda Triangle, the now legendary zone of mystery outlined by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Over the centuries, thousands of vessels large and small, as well as aircrafts, have vanished in the great expanse. Researchers gathered stories and statistics and soon articles and books were published. I discovered that I wasn’t alone, that others had encountered this mysterious phenomenon. Their compasses had started spinning, their electronic equipment shut down, and some had leaped through space and time.

Is the Bermuda Triangle a dangerous place? On an average day, hundreds of people fly over it and cruise through it on ships. They don’t crash, sink, or disappear. Yet, sometimes it happens, and you never know when the compasses will suddenly start spinning wildly and a fog will surround your craft, a fog that you can’t escape. There is no reason for the Bermuda Triangle effect. It could happen any time, to anyone.


I recognize that many skeptics and debunkers view the Bermuda Triangle as a non-mystery. They attribute all the missing airplanes and ships to mechanical failures, human error or bad weather. They reject anything that exceeds known physical laws. Certainly, in some cases they are correct.

However, to dismiss all that has occurred as a non-mystery shows a lack of willingness to look closely at cases such as mine. As William James once said: “If you wish to upset the law that all crows are black, you mustn't seek to show that no crows are; it is enough if you prove one single crow to be white.”
 It only takes one white crow to prove that all crows are not black. As I’ve often said, if any of those researchers had been flying with me on that day in December 1970, they would have a considerably different view on the matter.

Skeptics also point out that similar disappearances involving planes and ships have taken place outside the boundaries of the Bermuda Triangle. In this case, I agree wholeheartedly. In fact, the Bermuda Triangle story is like the final twist in a good mystery in which the vanquished antagonist surprisingly reappears elsewhere, setting up a sequel.

That’s exactly the case. Rather than turning into a non-mystery, the phenomenon extends well beyond its triangular boundaries. I’ve received dozens of stories from people who have encountered what I call ‘electronic fog,’ and some of the people have experienced time warps and teleportation. Some of the events occurred in the legendary waters off the east coast of Florida, but others happened elsewhere, including the Pacific Ocean, Lake Michigan, and on land. In essence, there is no actual Bermuda Triangle, but places throughout the world where warps in the space-time continuum appear on occasion, sometimes with baffling consequences. From my years of research, I’m convinced these mysterious events that seem outside the realm of possibility could happen virtually anywhere. That includes the Indian Ocean where Malaysian Flight 370 disappeared.


In Beyond the Bermuda Triangle, I’ll take you first-hand, step-by-step through my experience. You’ll read what I saw, what I felt, and how I reacted. I’ll also tell the stories of other pilots and boat captains, as well as the tales of people who have encountered the fog while walking at night on a golf course or driving their cars in remote areas. I’ll include stories from famed pilot Charles Lindbergh and aeronautical author Martin Caidin, and even Christopher Columbus.
I’ll take you to meet physics professor David Pares, a former army meteorologist, who believes my experience holds an important key to creating a warp drive that can take us to the stars. Amazingly, Pares is building such a ship in his garage!

In my case, I was stunned by the behavior of an enormous cloud that seemed to be chasing me, that seemed to be sentient, conscious, by the fog that surrounded the plane mile after mile, by the malfunctioning of all my electronic equipment, including two compasses. When the radio started working again, the Miami tower informed us that the weather between Bimini and Miami was clear and there was no plane on the radar. What? How could that be?

Join Bruce Gernon and Rob MacGregor in BEYOND THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE


Bruce Gernon is a certified seaplane flight instructor and a master captain with a Coast Guard license. He has appeared in 36 documentaries about the Bermuda Triangle in which he describes his space/time warp experience, often as the featured interviewee. Gernon coined the term “electronic fog.” He resides in Boynton Beach, Florida, with his wife, Lynn. His website is www.ElectronicFog.com.

Rob MacGregor has published 20 novels and 24 nonfiction books, and coauthored The Fog with Bruce Gernon. An author of seven Indiana Jones novels, he has been on the New York Times Best Sellers list and won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for mystery writing for his novel Prophecy Rock. He and his wife, Trish, reside in Wellington, Florida.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weird News of the Week


Teleporting Objects into Earth's Orbit
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Hovering UFO in Ohio
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Stag Beetle Creates Art
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