Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions

Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions

The extraordinary characters in this book were and in some cases still are wholehearted enthusiasts for the various causes and outrageous notions they adopted, and John Michell describes their adventures with spirit and compassion.

Author: John F. Michell

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 0932813674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Takes us into the bizarre and often humorous lives of such people as Lady Blount, who was sure that the earth is flat, Cyrus Teed, who believed that the earth is a hollow shell with us in the inside; Edward Hine, who believed that the British are the lost Tribes of Israel; and Baron de Guldenstubbe, who was sure that statues wrote him letters. British writer and housewife Nesta Webster devoted her life to exposing international conspiracies, and Father O'Callaghan devoted his to opposing interest on loans. The extraordinary characters in this book were and in some cases still are wholehearted enthusiasts for the various causes and outrageous notions they adopted, and John Michell describes their adventures with spirit and compassion.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions

Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions

Brief accounts of men and women, from the eighteenth century to the present, whose lives have been governed by unusual and improbable passions, ideas, and dreams

Author: John Michell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0806510315

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Brief accounts of men and women, from the eighteenth century to the present, whose lives have been governed by unusual and improbable passions, ideas, and dreams
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Lost Science of Measuring the Earth

The Lost Science of Measuring the Earth

Long trackways, stone rows, circles, standing stones, and huge earthworks may be found all over Britain, monuments dating back well over 4000 years.

Author: Robin Heath

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 1931882509

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 143

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Long trackways, stone rows, circles, standing stones, and huge earthworks may be found all over Britain, monuments dating back well over 4000 years. The authors have made a remarkable breakthrough in understanding the system by which prehistoric monuments were designed and placed.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Tesla Papers

The Tesla Papers

CONSPIRACY & HISTORY THE HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLARS Charles G. Addison Introduction by David Hatcher Children ECCENTRIC LIVES AND , PeCULIAR on NOTIONS ARKTOS IN SCIENCE THE HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLARS The Temple Church and the ...

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 0932813860

Category: Science

Page: 224

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"Nikola Tesla on free energy & wireless transmission of power"--Cover.
Categories: Science

Lost Cities of China Central Asia and India

Lost Cities of China  Central Asia and India

395 PAGES . 6x9 PAPERBACK . ILLUSTRATED . $ 16.95 . CODE : HKT ECCENTRIC LIVES AND PECULIAR NOTIONS by John Michell The first paperback edition of Michell's fascinating study of the lives and beliefs of over 20 eccentric people .

Author: David Hatcher Childress

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 0932813070

Category: Travel

Page: 408

View: 918

Explores some of the world's oldest and most remote countries in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries.
Categories: Travel

The National CV of Britain

The National CV of Britain

(John Michell, Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions, 1984) He sired many children, including, when he was 90, a boy whom he named Iesu Grist (Jesus Christ in Welsh) D D Home: 1833-86; one of history's most remarkable psychics; ...

Author:

Publisher: Edfu Books

ISBN: 9781905815616

Category:

Page: 500

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Each of us can tell our personal story via a CV (curriculum vitae), so why not a nation? This is The National CV of Britain, a pioneering document which summarises the achievements of the Influential Islanders in a brief, upbeat and rigorous way, never before attempted. Britain has made a wildly disproportionate contribution to civilisation and this work celebrates the fact with verve and intellectual fireworks. The CV sets out to make the story of Britain easy and fun to access, for young and old alike, with a fully interactive format. Itself just 30 pages long, the CV comes with an inbuilt database over ten times as long. This is The National CVpedia of Britain. Click on a CV claim that seems to you improbable and you will be whisked to the evidence behind it. Browse, delve, imbibe, devour - whatever way you want to interact with the CV, you will find an abundance of facts, figures and delightful anecdotes to interest and astound. The National CV of Britain is a unique forward-looking history that has the Influential Islanders ‘Applying for the future’. This is a fully interactive book, and we recommend it to be used with a Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire or iPad.
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Arktos

Arktos

395 PAGES . 6x9 PAPERBACK . ILLUSTRATED . $ 16.95 . CODE : HKT ECCENTRIC LIVES AND PECULIAR NOTIONS by John Michell The first paperback edition of Michell's fascinating study of the lives and beliefs of over 20 eccentric people ...

Author: Joscelyn Godwin

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 0932813356

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 260

View: 730

"Arktos is the first book ever written on the archetype of the Poles: celestial and terrestrial, North and South. It is a hair-raising voyage through cosmology, occultism and conspiracy theory leads to startling revelations about the secrets of the Poles. The author investigates legends of a Golden Age, which some claim ended in a prehistoric catastrophe, a shift in the earth's axis. This is examined in the light of the latest geological theories, as are predictions of a coming pole-shift. The perennial fascination of these ideas is shown to be part of a "polar tradition" of hidden wisdom. There are many recorded tales of an ancient race said to have lived in the Arctic regions, which later spread through the Northern Hemisphere. This supposedly "Aryan Race" entered the pantheon of Nazi Germany, with dreadful consequences. The author examines the origins of modern neo-Nazi ideology, its "polar" inspiration, and its links with other arcana, including the survival of Hitler, German bases in Antarctica, UFOS, the Hollow Earth, and the hidden kingdoms of Agartha and Shambhala. However, "Arktos" differs from most writings on these subjects in its responsible and scholarly treatment, and its extensive use of foreign-language sources."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Kundalini Tales

Kundalini Tales

CODE : ISOA ECCENTRIC LIVES AND PECULIAR NOTIONS IN SRSHF AW Trani Charles Hapgood Maps of the Anciont hon Kings author of JOHN MICHELL ECCENTRIC by John Michell LIVES AND PECULIAR NOTIONS ANTI - GRAVITY New & Expand Edition Nii este ...

Author: Richard Sauder

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 0932813615

Category: Extrasensory perception

Page: 224

View: 411

Sauder continues his studies of underground bases with new information on the occult underpinnings of the US space programme. The book also contains a breakthrough section that examines actual US patents for devices that manipulate minds and thoughts from a remote distance. Included are chapters on the secret space programme and a 130 page appendix of patents and schematic diagrams of secret technology and mind control devices.
Categories: Extrasensory perception

The Truth Behind the Christ Myth

The Truth Behind the Christ Myth

CODE : HKT ECCENTRIC LIVES AND PECULIAR NOTIONS by John Michell The first paperback edition of Michell's fascinating study of the lives and beliefs of over 20 eccentric people . Published in hardback by Thames & Hudson JOHN MICHELL in ...

Author: Mark Amaru Pinkham

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 1931882029

Category: Philosophy

Page: 100

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Return of the Serpents of Wisdom and Conversations With the Goddess author Pinkham tells us the Truth Behind the Christ Myth and presents radically new information regarding Jesus Christ and his ancient legend, includes: The legend of Jesus Christ is based on a much earlier Son of God myth from India, the legend of Murrugan, the Peacock Angel; The symbol of the Catholic Church is Murrugan's symbol, the peacock, a bird native to south-east Asia; Murrugan evolved into the Persian Mithras, and Mithras evolved into Jesus Christ Saint Paul came from Tarsus, the centre of Mithras worship in Asia Minor. He amalgamated the legend of the Persian Son of God onto Jesus' life story; The Three Wise Men were Magi priests from Persia who believed that Jesus was an incarnation of Mithras; While in India, Saint Thomas became a peacock before he died and merged with Murrugan, the Peacock Angel; The Emperor Constantine, the first 'Christian' Emperor of the Roman Empire, was a lifelong devotee of Mithras. He was baptised Christian on his deathbed; The myth of the One and Only Son of God originated with Murrugan and Mithras.
Categories: Philosophy

Mind Control World Control

Mind Control  World Control

CODE : ISOA ECCENTRIC LIVES AND PECULIAR NOTIONS Charles Hapgood author of Maps el the Ancient Sea Kings JOHN MICHELL ECCENTRIC by John Michel LIVES AND PeCULIAR NOTIONS The first paperback edition of Michell's fascinating study of the ...

Author: Jim Keith

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 0932813453

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 311

View: 226

Details the technology of mind control, discusses early C.I.A. experiments, and explores related topics including cults, conspiracies, UFOs, and alien abductions
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Lost Continents the Hollow Earth

Lost Continents   the Hollow Earth

CODE : ISOA ECCENTRIC LIVES AND PECULIAR NOTIONS 2 ole Charles Mapgood author of Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings JOHN MICHELL ECCENTRIC by John Michel LIVES AND PeCULIAR NOTIONS HAARP HAARP The Ultimate Weapon of the Conspiracy by Jerry.

Author: David Hatcher Childress

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 0932813631

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

View: 963

This book is Childress' thorough examination of the early hollow earth stories of Richard Shaver, and the fascination that fringe fantasy subjects such as lost continents, UFOs, and the hollow earth have had on people. Shaver's rare 1948 book, I Remember Lemuria is reprinted in its entirety, and the book is packed with illustrations from Ray Palmer's Amazing Stories issues of the 1940s. Childress discusses famous hollow earth books and delves deep into whatever reality may be behind the stories of tunnels underground.
Categories: Fiction

Science and Eccentricity

Science and Eccentricity

On Timbs's life and his career as a journalist, see J. Timbs, 'My Autobiography', The Leisure Hour (1871), passim. ... Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions (London: Thames & Hudson, 1989); J. Timpson, Timpson's English Eccentrics ...

Author: Victoria Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317314479

Category: History

Page: 304

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The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the 19th century understood their world. This book explores how, from the turn of the century, discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an increasingly organized social and economic order.
Categories: History

Sphere Itself

Sphere Itself

(excerpt) by Sir Patrick Moore "Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions" by John Michell "Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions" (excerpt) by John Mitchell "Heaven. are a few I would ...

Author: Christopher Conrad

Publisher: Christopher Conrad

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page:

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A scholar and a gentleman, Christopher Conrad, spent decades as one of Flat Earth Theory's biggest skeptics. UNTIL one day, he decided to examine the evidence. If you haven't examined the evidence and are trusting people with agendas to examine the evidence for you, then you will never be truly sure in your own mind what the absolute truth must be. The author provides you with a valuable reference resource and invites you on a journey of evidence examination and critical thinking as you bring to a conclusion the question of whether the Earth is flat or a globe in this thorough book including some of the best works to date on the subject. This work references and links to many public domain and copyrighted works archived here for your easy access with a comprehensive listing of online sources and resources for the serious scholar who wants to get lost in and find themselves in the rabbit hole we call Flat Earth Theory. This book is not for the faint of heart. Prepare to have your paradigm shattered and a new world opened up to you as the truth is unveiled about just how indoctrinated modern culture is with a rather new model of reality that is only a few centuries old. MUST HAVE reference book for any Flat Earth theorist's library!
Categories: Reference

Encyclopedia of Emotion

Encyclopedia of Emotion

Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions (Michell, 1999) describes a British group that promotes self- trepanation to purportedly allow the brain access to more space and oxygen. In 2000, two men were prosecuted in Utah for practicing ...

Author: Gretchen M. Reevy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313345746

Category: Emotions

Page: 675

View: 505

This unique two-volume reference is an accessible, up-to-date resource for the rich and fascinating study of human emotion. * Comprises 400 A–Z entries on emotion, including general emotions, emotion theories, emotion research, emotional disorders, treatments of emotional disorders, assessment of emotional traits, organizations devoted to studying emotion, and significant people who have contributed to the understanding of emotion * Provides a chronology of the ways emotion has been conceived, research on emotion, treatment of emotional disorders, and assessment of emotional traits * Offers a bibliography of suggested print and online resources on emotion for further research * Includes a comprehensive index
Categories: Emotions

Great British Eccentrics

Great British Eccentrics

Less stress means a better immune system, said Dr Weeks – and hence, fewer visits for eccentrics to the doctor, ... meanwhile, is the 1984 book Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions by a man named John Michell (1933–2009), a fascinating ...

Author: S. D. Tucker

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445647715

Category: History

Page: 288

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An entertaining guide to the most eccentric characters from British history
Categories: History

Mr Key s Shorter Potted Brief Brief Lives

Mr Key s Shorter Potted Brief  Brief Lives

Mendel, Arthur P., Michael Bakunin: Roots Of Apocalypse (Prager, 1981). Michell, John, Eccentric Lives & Peculiar Notions (Adventures Unlimited, 1999). Miller, Stephen, The Peculiar Life Of Sundays (Harvard, 2008).

Author: Frank Key

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472115249

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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Wesley, Samuel (British clergyman and poet, 1662 - 1735). On Christmas Day 1716, Wesley was haunted by an apparition of a badger with no head. It was called Jeffrey. Frank writes: "It occurred to me that it would be a good idea to write a modern, updated version of John Aubrey's Brief Lives. But it further occurred to me that some books are unimproveable, and that in trying to follow in Aubrey's footsteps I would embarrass myself and become the butt of ridicule. The idea continued to nag at me, however, and eventually I decided the solution was to outdo Aubrey in brevity. My own Brief Lives would consist of a single, unadorned fact about each of my subjects. So the reader may not learn very much about the life of X or Y or Z, but they would be armed with one little nugget which might come in handy to chuck into a lull during the conversation at the kind of swish sophisticated cocktail party to which they no doubt get invited." Other entries include: Gibson, Willie Harmsworth, Alfred, Lord Northcliffe Jansson, Tove Lennon, John Stein, Gertrude Nixon, Richard Milhous Schubert, Franz Tippett, Michael Anderson, John Henry Brooke, Charles Callaghan, James Russell, Ken
Categories: Humor

The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric Discredited Diseases

The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric   Discredited Diseases

32 “The People with Holes in Their Heads,” Eccentric Lives & Peculiar Notions, John Michell, Sphere Books Ltd., 1984. 33 See Smack, Crack, and Whack In Haiti: An Historical Survey, Dr. Mark Roberts, Greenfont University Press, Toronto, ...

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447276425

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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From the author of Annihilation, now a major motion picture Marvellously entertaining dip-in spoof guide to exotic fictional illnesses and afflictions, with over eighty entries contributed by fifty-eight writers, including the editors themselves and Steve Aylett, Neil Gaiman, David Langford, China Miéville, Michael Moorcock, Brian Stableford, etc. It is illustrated throughout with curious and humorously unenlightening sketches. 'An amazing book ... sure to delight the discerning (and slightly warped) reader' Publishers Weekly
Categories: Fiction

In Search of the English Eccentric

In Search of the English Eccentric

... 1660–1800, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1988 John Michell, Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions, Thames & Hudson, London, 1984 John Stuart Mill, Autobiography, Longmans, Green, Reader& Dyer, London, 1873 John Stuart Mill, ...

Author: Henry Hemming

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848541542

Category: Humor

Page: 300

View: 769

The English eccentric is under threat. In our increasingly homogenised society, these celebrated parts of our national identity are anomalies that may soon no longer fit. Or so it seems. On his entertaining and thought-provoking quest to discover the most eccentric English person alive today, Henry Hemming unearths a surprisingly large array of delightfully odd characters. He asks what it is to be an eccentric. Is it simply to thrive on creativity and non-conformity, and where does this incarnation of Englishness stem from? Hemming concludes that this tribe is, in fact, in rude health, as essential as ever to the English national identity, only they are no longer to be found where you'd expect them.
Categories: Humor

English Eccentrics and Their Bizarre Behaviour

English Eccentrics and Their Bizarre Behaviour

Macmillan, 1995–1999 Masters, Brian: The Dukes, Pimlico, 2001 Merullo, Annabel (Ed.): British Greats, Cassell, 2000 Michell, John: Eccentric Lives & Peculiar Notions, Thames & Hudson, 1984 Morgan, Chris & Langford, David: Facts ...

Author: David Long

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844688685

Category: History

Page: 224

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The English Eccentric is a captivating subject and prolific author David Long explores just why England was blessed with so many quirky people. He studies their bizarre legacy including the many strange buildings they left behind, not just follies but recreations of exotic palaces. His essays include why eccentrics still have a continuing fascination and highlights the most notable (not just the most famous) in his entertaining essays. In addition to a useful timeline which sets the scene, the book will show readers where they can see the long-lasting legacy of the eccentric for themselves from Brighton Pavilion to the follies at Stourhead and Castle Howard.
Categories: History

Upstate Cauldron

Upstate Cauldron

Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State Joscelyn Godwin. Life, Character, Revelations and Doctrines of the Ever Blessed Mother Ann Lee. Hancock, Mass.: J. Tallcott and J. Deming, ... Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions.

Author: Joscelyn Godwin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438455969

Category: History

Page: 386

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A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communities that arose in Upstate New York from 1776 to 1914. From 1776 to 1914, an amazing collection of prophets, mediums, sects, cults, utopian communities, and spiritual leaders arose in Upstate New York. Along with the best known of these, such as the Shakers, Mormons, and Spiritualists, this book explores more than forty other spiritual leaders or groups, some of them virtually unknown, but all of them fascinating. The author uncovers common threads that characterize these homegrown spiritualities, including roots in Western esoteric traditions, liberation from the psychological pressures of dogmatic Christianity, a preoccupation with sex, and involvement in the radical reform movements of the day. In addition to maps and photographs of surviving buildings and monuments, the book also features a gazetteer of sites listing 150 locations connected to these groups, which may be used as a helpful travel guide to the region. “The dean of alternative spiritual history produces one of his central and most thoughtful works in Upstate Cauldron. This book is more than a cauldron: It is a melting pot into which Joscelyn Godwin blends the diffuse and complex religious movements that once converged in Upstate New York to show how we became a modern civilization indelibly stamped by the experience of spiritual outsiders. This is both splendid history and a book of wonders in uncovering lost fragments of our world. Throw away your highlighter—because you won’t know where to stop.” — Mitch Horowitz, author of Occult America: White House Séances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation “What a fascinating book! Upstate Cauldron takes a refreshing and new look at the period of time when Upstate New York was the center of the Spiritualist movement in America. Joscelyn Godwin has written a book that is very difficult to put down, introducing us to the most wonderful and exotic individuals. People like Timothy Brown, who built one of the most intricate (and most photographed) homes in Central New York with his own hands and out of his own head. Can you say ‘spiritual guidance’? And we meet Kate and Maggie Fox, who may have been America’s earliest rap stars. The fabulous Fox sisters used secret rapping sounds to convince converts that they were communicating with the ‘other world.’ Anthony Damiani was a spiritual godfather to many young people in the university city of Ithaca. He doled out his visions of wisdom on Ithaca’s main street, and when done, raced fifty miles to his job as a New York State Thruway toll taker. These are just some of the sometimes incredible, sometimes bizarre, but always interesting people at the core of Upstate’s Spiritualism history. Godwin tells the story of a little-known historical chapter of the area with insight and great liveliness. As the author myself of a half dozen books about Upstate New York, I found this book irresistible and absorbing.” — Chuck D’Imperio, author of Unknown Museums of Upstate New York: A Guide to 50 Treasures “Destined to become the definitive book on eccentric religion in this geographical area, this is a fascinating account of unusual and inventive religious figures and movements. Sure-handed, even-tempered, and wry, Joscelyn Godwin is the ideal guide, and his book is one that all readers will want to have in hand as they explore this historically rich and important region. What’s more, it is an important book for understanding a vital part of American religious history.” — Arthur Versluis, author of American Gurus: From Transcendentalism to New Age Religion
Categories: History