Saturday April 21, 2012
Nathan Robert Brown
bio on amazon
(adding a touch of humour),
I introduced our guest, author
Nathan Robert Brown
as tonight's guest, who started out as a mythologist and
once out of the marine corp, authored a book on
paying for college,
after which writing his books on
Guide to the Paranormal.
Henry decided to start out on the topic of World Mythology.
Nathan explained that myth does not mean "not true,"
and how many people miss the point of some of the stories, using the Aesop's
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
fable as his analogy;
how each culture expressed themselves and their respective Truths.
Much started as in pre-history and orally passed along, before being written down, such as the Great Flood, which nearly every culture has, even continents far away from the middle east.
Henry had Nathan speak of Women of Wrath, such as the
Revenge of the One-Handed Girl
myth and the creative
Queen of Mycenae
(the latter's pronunciation of which Henry had a little bit of a challenge).
After the first break, Nathan spoke of vampirism as far back as the
as well as various aspects of vampirism and how to repel them.
Henry asked about shape shifters, and the
was discussed, and the
and the vixen-like
Before I took us to the second break, CC wondered what the future would think of our modern era's mythology; Nathan posited that comic books would be considered our mythology.
Coming back, Henry reported tonight we had listeners in the US, the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, and three in Other...
Henry started the topic of the paranormal and Nathan began with about ghosts and poltergeists, and the Five Stages of Poltergeist/s, and various aspects thereof.
This shifted to voodoo and hoodoo and Faith Magick.
He had even used the film
The Skeleton Key
as an example in his book.
Henry noted Nathan had referenced cyptids, and asked after the
Lake Van Monster
in Turkey, which recently had been debunked.
Then brought up was the
Japanese Frilled Shark
that turned out not to be quite as extinct as previously believed.
Henry refered to the catagory of "Unexplainable," and Nathan spoke of the
unexplained audio effect,
generally known as the
Hum of Taos.
CC brought up the idea of the ley lines, and possibly the Bermuda Triangle could be similar to the Sante Fe area.
Nathan felt certain tectonic fault lines might affect ships' compasses and such, certainly around China and Japan.
Nathan spoke briefly of his
A Poor Man's Guide To Killing a Vampire
aspect of the book; after which had just enough time to convey his
CC cited her
profile, and I gave out the
show's Report Hub-page on my site,
and of the show's being easy to find
Henry was able to impart that our subsequent week's guest would be