Catch my presentation through MORBID ANATOMY on Nov. 21!


I'm pleased to let everyone know that I will be holding a presentation through Morbid Anatomy on Monday night, November 21. The lecture, entitled "SoulCraft: Understanding the UFO as a Death Symbol," will draw upon themes from Ecology of Souls with some nifty visuals to help frame some core concepts. The primary focus will be on UFOs themselves, rather than any alleged occupants, with an emphasis on the UFO as a reimagined psychopomp boat or externalized soul. Here's the description from the website:


Although the phenomenon of unknown objects in the sky has operated alongside humanity since time immemorial, modern speculation typically frames aerial anomalies as evidence of extraterrestrial visitation. But does this mystery reach out to us from beyond the stars... or from beyond the grave?


By examining ancient concepts of the human soul, Joshua Cutchin—author of Ecology of Souls: A New Mythology of Death & the Paranormal—shares a vision in which Unidentified Flying Objects might be seen as symbols of our final transition, and a phenomenon perhaps less "alien" than many believe.


Joshua Cutchin is the author of five critically-acclaimed books exploring aspects of the unexplained 2015’s A Trojan Feast, 2016’s The Brimstone Deceit, 2018’s Thieves in the Night, and 2020’s two-part examination of the Bigfoot phenomenon from a folklorist's perspective, Where the Footprints End, co-authored with Timothy Renner. 2022 has seen the release of his two-volume work Ecology of Souls: A New Mythology of Death & the Paranormal. Cutchin is a recurring roundtable guest on the Where Did the Road Go? podcast, and is a regular lecturer at paranormal conferences around the U.S.


Hope to see y'all there! For more information and tickets, visit this page at the Morbid Anatomy site.

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