Astrology, Psychic Stuff, and Skepticism
I am not a believer in astrology. I am interested in the history of astrology
because of its importance to astronomy and
religion. Objects and events in the sky have
long been important to humans. I am fascinated by the possibility that
catastrophic events with an astronomical origin
have played a crucial role over the last few millenia in the development
of human culture.
I like to read about the unusual phenomena often called "Forteana" in
honor of Charles Fort because these sometimes indicate gaps in our
understanding of nature.
You may also want to visit my pages on
Myth and Legend which includes sections on
UFOs and cryptozoology.
Astrology, biorhythms, fortune-telling, and tarot
- 1.HOROSCOPE onLine
offers horoscopes, biorhythms, etc.
- AdZe MiXXe, Astrologer Extraordinaire Home Page
- Ancient Astrology and Divination on the Web.
by Tim Spaulding offers annotated links to web sites about
- Archetypal Astrology
- Astrological Association of Great Britain Journal Page
- Astrology by Moonlight
- Astrology Now - Your Concise Guide to Astrology
offers a discussion forum about astrology, detailed
information on astrological signs, a compatibility guide, and
- Astrology on the Net
offers a large number of links to sites about astrology.
- Astrology the ultimate original science
by Jim D'Amato offers his reflections on the importance of
astrological concerns on the history of science and culture.
Also see Official
Beginning: Age of Aquarius festival to be held in Las
Vegas, Nevada starting January 29, 1998.
seeks to "decode the hidden information in life all around us
as Revealed through Ancient Oracular Systems like Astrology
- Ben McNenly's Astrology Pages
- Cyber Astro
offers personalised Vedic Astrology horoscopes.
- Elemental Astrology
by Bob Saunders comments on the study of human interaction by
comparison to the dominant elements in the horoscope.
- Jonathan Cainer's Daily and Weekly Zodiac Forecasts
in association with the U.K. Daily Mail offers a typical
example of the type of astrology advice published in
newspapers and periodicals.
- Lester Ness
offers information on the history of astrology, including a
resource guide, his dissertation on Astrology and Judaism in
Late Antiquity, and his translation of portions of
Bouché-Leclercq's classic work on Greek Astrology.
by Dermod Moore offers links to many web sites about
- New Age Voices
includes AstroTalk, an online astrology magazine; interactive
horoscope readings; and other new age resources.
by Rowena Wall offers a brief look at the history of
- Vedic Astrology
Forteana (and miscellaneous weird phenomena}
- alt.misc.forteana (USENET news group)
by Garth Haslam offers a database of paranormal events,
objects, and people.
- The Enigma Project
investigates and documents paranormal claims Maryland and
contiguous states. Topics explored include UFOs,
cryptozoology, parapsychological phenomena, and fortean
- Fortean Times on line
- The International Fortean Organization
is a not-for-profit society established in 1965 to continue
and expand the work of the original Fortean Society.
- Strange Magazine
is the online version of the printed magazine of the same
name. Strange covers all kinds of Fortean phenomena.
- The Anomalist
investigates anomalies of nature, science, religion, and
history. A print version is published twice a year.
- Astral Projection Home Page
- Geo Group (Dowsing, geopathy, ley-lines)
- Hillhouse Investigations-Paranormal Detective Agency
offers a humorous look at "ghost hunting".
- Scientific Study of Psychic Phenomena
offers links to parapsychology research sites.
discusses Bigfoot, mysteries, ghosts, UFOs, sea serpents, and
- Taos Hum: Bill Beaty's Homepage
- Tarjeh's Domain
discusses reincarnation, religions of the world, monsters,
Atlantis and Mu, philosophy, inner force, and more.
Science on the fringe
- Australian Skeptics
investigates "pseudo-science and the paranormal from a
responsible scientific viewpoint." Includes a very useful
topic-oriented list of skeptical links.
- Characterization of Quack Theories
by Russell Turpin.
- Crackpot Index
by Mike Kohary offers "a simple means for rating potentially
revolutionary contributions to physics as typed on Usenet."
Quite amusing and, unfortunately, all too true.
- crank dot net
offers annotated links to web sites espousing a variety of
unorthodox positions as well as sites about skepticism and
debunkery. They rate my catastrophism page as cranky,
- CSICOP/Skeptical Inquirer
- Debunker's Domain
by Robert Sheaffer offers information on UFOs, feminism,
right-wing falsehoods, and many other topics, as well as
pointers to other skeptical resources.
- Donald Simanek's Home Page.
contains annotated links to scores of resources for
- Firewalking myth vs Physics
discusses the physics of firewalking and shows how to put on
a safe firewalk.
- Great Quotes from Great Skeptics (some quite amusing!)
- International Network of Skeptical Organizations (CSICOP)
- James Randi Hotline
- Jim Lippard's Skeptical Information Links
offers over 400 links to resources for subjects from
alternative medicine to UFOlogy.
- Left Hemisphere
- Prometheus Books (United Kingdom)
- Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
(REALL) is a non-profit educational and scientific
organization. It is dedicated to the development of rational
thinking and the application of the scientific method toward
claims of the paranormal and fringe-science phenomena.
- Sci.skeptic newsgroup
- Secular Web
- SKEPTIC Annotated Bibliography
by Taner Edis and Patrick Fitzgerald offers a searchable
annotated listing of books and other resouces about paranormal
and fringe science phenomena.
- Skeptic Magazine
- Skeptical Archive (Sweden)
- Skeptics Society
- Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies
by Stephen Downes offers an excellent introduction to this
topic. For each fallacy, Downes presents the generally
accepted name, a definition, examples, and steps to prove the
fallacy has been committed.
- The Skeptic magazine (UK)
is a print magazine which takes a skeptical look at
pseudoscience and claims of the paranormal.
- The Skeptic's Dictionary
by Robert T. Carroll offers over "400 skeptical definitions
and essays on occult, paranormal, supernatural, and
pseudoscientific ideas and practices with references to the
best skeptical literature."
- Society for Scientific Exploration
- Talk.origins Archive Home Page
- Victor J. Stenger
of the Physics department at the University of Hawaii offers
a number of essays from a skeptical point of view. Topics
include particle physics, astrophysics, neutrinos, and
underwater detectors; physics and metaphysics; cosmology and
cosmythology; physics and psychics, the paranormal; and
science and religion.
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pib on August 28, 2001.