Friday, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

My interview on Darkness at the Edge of Town Radio is now available for listening or for download:


My interview on The Fringe, also, is available for listening or for download on Youtube:


 I am going to be a live guest on The Wicked Domain w/ Alex Matsuo, 10 PM EST, May 10, 2017.    You can check out Ms. Matsuo’s show at the following links:



Last month, I had three radio interviews.  These are all available for listening or for download.

Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole w/ Jason Colwell 7:45 – 9 PM EST, March 7, 2017:


The Paracast w/ Gene Steinberg & Christopher O’ Brien, March 26, 2017:



Beyond Reality Radio w/ Jason Hawes & JV Johnnson:



JLS

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017

My interview on the Beyond Reality Radio show on March 27, 2017 is now available for listening or for download.  My hosts were Jason Hawes and JV Johnson, two veterans in the field of paranormal research.

We spent a good hour together discussing my book and talking about Lovecraft country.

My interview on The Paracast on March 26, 2017 with Gene Steinberg & Christopher O’Brien is also available for listening or for download.  This was an equally enjoyable interview on the same topics.

My short essay “Magickal & Virtual Egregores in the 21st Century." (March 20, 2017) can be read or downloaded now. 

This essay examines the similarities and the differences between magickal egregores, i.e. entities created by magickal practitioners for various occult purposes, and virtual egregores, which are created by software developers and gaming artists for entertainment purposes.

Earlier last month, March 7, 2017, I was a guest on Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole, hosted by Jason Colwell.   This interview, likewise, is available for listening or for download.


JLS

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 25, 2017

I have an upcoming live SKYPE interview on the Beyond Reality Radio show, March 27, 2017, 12:00 AM-2:00 AM EST.  The interview will be available for listening or for download shortly after the first airing of the show; it will appear in the show’s website archives and on YouTube.

Visit Beyond Reality Radio at http://beyondrealityradio.com/

My two hosts each have 25 + years of experience as radio personalities & are prominent in the field of the paranormal.  Jason Hawes is co-creator of the NBC/Syfy reality show Ghost Hunters & a NY Times Best Selling Author with 6 books to his credit.  JV Johnson is the owner and operator of LMGi Radio Group, promoter of SCARE-A-CON events and publisher/editor of TAPS ParaMagazine.

I am looking forward to having a fun, speculative chat with these intrepid adventurers into the unknown, the unusual &the strange - or, as I like to call it, Lovecraft country.

This Sunday, March 26., 2017,  my pre-recorded interview on The Paracast with Gene Steinberg & Christopher O'Brien will be telecast.   The Paracast is one of the longest running and most well-respected paranormal radio shows and has earned its title as “The Gold Standard of Paranormal Radio.”

The show runs on Sunday, March 26, 2017, 4:00 AM–7:00 AM Eastern Time on GCN Radio and Boost Radio Network; and Sunday at 10:00 PM Eastern on IRN Internet Radio Network (1:00 AM–4:00 AM Pacific, 3:00 AM–6:00 AM Central, and 09:00 UTC).

The links to The Parascast  are: 




You will be able to find my interview on YouTube  as well.   Everything seems to find its way to YouTube eventually.

My short essay “Magickal & Virtual Egregores in the 21st Century." (March  20, 2017) can be read or downloaded now.  This essay examines the similarities and the differences between magickal egregores, i.e. entities created by magickal practitioners for various occult purposes, and virtual egregores, which are  created by software developers and gaming artists for entertainment purposes.


Earlier in March, I was a guest on Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole, hosted by Jason Colwell, 7:45 – 9 PM EST, March 7, 2017.  This interview is now available for listening or for download.

JLS


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

I recently published a short essay, " Magickal & Virtual Egregores in the 21st Century." (March  20, 2017)

"Magickal &Virtual Egregores in the 21st Century" examines the similarities and the differences between magickal egregores, i.e. entities created by magickal practitioners for various occult purposes, and virtual egregores, which are  created by software developers and gaming artists for entertainment purposes.

Both types of entities function as sources of information; pure information, in effect.   Magickal egregores are often used by magicians  to exchange information between the astral plane and the physical plane.  I would argue that virtual egregores can do likewise (or at least, they will be able to do this, once artificial intelligence is perfected.

Please check out the essay at the following link.

 https://rwwgroupblog.com/2017/03/20/magickal-virtual-egregores-in-the-21st-century/

I also did an interview with Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole, hosted by Jason Colwell,  7:45 – 9 PM EST, March 7, 2017.  This interview is now available for listening or for download.


JLS


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017

I have an upcoming SKYPE interview on the Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole.  The interview will take place on Tuesday night, March 7, 2017 from 7:45 – 9:00 PM EST. 

The interview will be available for listening or for download shortly after the first airing of the show; it will appear in the show’s website archives, on YouTube and other web locations.

The hosts Andrieh Vitimus, magickal practitioner for fifteen years and author of the influential book: Hands On Chaos Magic (Llewellyn) and Jason Colwell, instructor at the Quantum Life Science Institute in Ohio, push the envelope on every episode of their show on htp://www.para-x.com to determine “just how far the rabbit hole of reality and metaphysics really goes”, as they describe it. 

The show is focused on results driven magickal practices and active spirituality, with the important goal of bringing the occult arts to individuals who can then transform themselves and start making a difference in the workaday world.  I will, of course, be discussing my book H.P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition (2015) and any other subjects that my hosts and their audience might want to discuss.  It will be a lot of fun, so please check it out!

The show can be reached via the website address: http://deeper-down-the-rabbit-hole.com/

Later in March, I will also be interviewed on the Mysterious Matters Cultural, Paranormal and Science Podcast, the date to be determined. The host of the show is Bob Bain and the show is produced in Nashville, TN. 

Mr. Bain is convinced (and rightly so) that there are invisible forces at play every day in our lives and that these “mysterious” forces can manipulate what we see, what we think and even what we achieve.

I agree, and I would further add that in the 21st century, contemporary physics is moving closer and closer to an accurate study of these mysterious forces.  But the invisible world isn’t really invisible; it is merely subatomic, part and parcel of the Quantum Universe.

I hope to have a nice, speculative discussion with Mr. Bain about all of these issues, as I discuss my book and my current and future projects.

Mysterious Matters can be reached at http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-farside-podcast


JLS

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017

I recently published a Prezi Presentation: “Plagiarism: A Lesson for First-Year College Students, February 16, 2017.  For those of you who are academics or teachers in the public-school systems, this lesson might be useful to you.  Check it out.


I have an upcoming SKYPE interview on the Mysterious Matters Paranormal Podcast in March. The interview will be available for listening or for download shortly after the first airing of the show; it will appear in the show’s website archives and on YouTube.

You can visit Mysterious Matters at http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-farside-podcast

The host of the show is Bob Bain and the show is produced in Nashville, TN.  Mr. Bain is convinced (and rightly so) that there are invisible forces at play every day in our lives and that these “mysterious” forces can manipulate what we see, what we think and even what we achieve. 

In the 21st century, contemporary physics is moving closer and closer to an accurate study of these mysterious forces.  But the invisible world isn’t invisible; it is merely subatomic; part and parcel of what I refer to more simply as the Quantum Universe.

All of this is Lovecraft country for sure and I will, of course, be discussing these matters and my book H.P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition (2015).  So please check it out!

JLS


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February 8, 2017

Lansing Community College (LCC) was established in 1957 in Lansing, Michigan and it is one of the most comprehensive colleges focused upon offering learning opportunities in four areas: career and workforce development, general education, developmental education, and personal enrichment. The college is generally recognized by educators and other interested parties as a local, state, national, and international leader in forging educational partnerships with business, industry, and government to better meet the needs of an ever changing, technologically savvy and multicultural world -wide marketplace.   I teach WRIT 121: Composition I at LCC and for those of you who may be unaware of my connection with this institution, I want to briefly identify some of the reflective, collaborative communities that we have at the college which operate in conjunction with our traditional classroom communities to support the student learning process and to make all of us richer, more diverse in our outlooks and, by implication, much more creative.

            There is, to begin with, the LCC Library on the 2nd and 3rd Floors of the Technology & Learning Center (TLC) Building on the main campus. The focus of the collection is on introductory works and materials that supplement the college curriculum and present a general survey, with an emphasis on works aimed at lower division undergraduates. The library collection reflects multiple formats that maximize access to content and address the needs of different learning styles and naturally, given the increasing reliance on technology and the World Wide Web in the 21st century, emphasis is placed on electronic resources such as e-books which can be accessed on and off campus.  In all cases, the LCC library fosters diversity and critical thinking.

                Second, there is the Writing Center in the Arts and Sciences Building, which adjoins the TLC Center.  The Writing Center is headed by one full-time LCC employee, who is supported by a staff of writing assistants and tutors.  The Writing Center is open every week day from 9 AM to 800 PM, 10 AM- 6 PM on Saturday, and the Center schedules appointments for those students who prefer this, or else, students are free to walk in at any time and they are assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The Writing Center is committed to offering advice and instruction on any writing assignment; general English essays in the literature and writing classes; essays in psychology, history, or sociology, and even lab reports for physics and science classes.  It is a primary directive among the members of the writing staff that they do not preempt the philosophy or teaching of individual instructors; they are aware that they are a support system and are not meant to serve as actual course instructors or to offer advice or instruction that might contradict what a given course instructor might require. The goal of the Writing Center is to work in harmony with the faculty to ensure that all students can participate fully and equably in achieving the educational outcomes that they desire.

            A third collaborative resource that I have, as yet, never utilized but which I am thinking about using in the future is The Center for Transitional Learning, which offers a series of free classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).  ESOL classes can be scheduled to run concurrently with regular LCC classes and they include basic, intermediate, and high intermediate reading, speaking, writing, and grammar skills; there are also classes on listening, note taking and communication.  The ESOL classes serve as a bridge between ESL students who may be struggling to improve their written and communication skills and the WRIT 121 & 122 classes, and they offer a judgement free, respecting attitude towards learners of all types and levels of development.  This is, of course, as it should be.  For indeed, LCC is committed to encouraging full engagement of its students in a constantly changing, global environment.


JLS