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- Publisher: Feejee Press (March 12, 2012)
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Gorightly also journeys to various UFO conventions, and even the Burning Man Festival, and shares his perspectives. He also gives us a taste of his unique Blogcast Internet radio show, "Untamed Dimensions," and the revelations shared there about a possible occult secret society involvement of Hollywood actress Tuesday Weld. Gorightly writes with a zany, high weirdness style, but glimpses of his personal history that he shares in the book reveal that he is in fact a true believer, whose life was transformed forever by conspiracy revelations while in community college, and by a remarkable UFO experience he underwent while growing up in Fresno. So the book can also be viewed as a highly personal journey of spiritual awakening, even as the author seems often to mock even the concept of spiritual revelation.
As a sampling of Gorightly's wide ranging work over the last two decades, "Happy Trails to High Weirdness" is a very good place to start.
And what I love about Gorightly is that he has a certain fearlessness in his writing and research that is frequently laced with humor and hipsterisms that the chicks dig. I mean, this cat even recorded an album a couple of years ago called Transmissions From a Dying Planet, complete with flying saucer and crop circle on the album sleeve and song titles that include "Human Stew" and "Ouija Board" (no, not that Morrissey tune).
And I dig `em too. With his latest, Happy Trails to High Weirdness, available in Kindle and paperback editions from Feejee Press, Gorightly takes the reader on a personal journey through the odd places around his home state of California and in the surrounding Southwest region.
Gorightly, who was first introduced to conspiracy-tinged crackpottery back in the early 1980's via a lecture on the CIA's alleged involvement in the JFK assassination, realized this was his calling, leading to writing gigs with Steamshovel Press, Paranoia magazine and The Excluded Middle. And it has been a life, he says, that has been "infinitely richer and wackier."
Again, Gorightly is a seemingly happy and content crackpot who knows his stuff. He first takes us on a journey of the "cult mecca" of Southern California and touches upon the Manson Family, George Van Tassel and "Giant Rock," and Krishna Venta and the "Fountain of the World" cult, among others. And then there is Gorightly's pilgrimage to Santa Clara's "Conspiracy Con" where topics addressed range from Kenn Thomas's lecture on "Parapolitics" to a talk about "diabolical Reptilians." Sounds cool!
One of the more fascinating chapters is Gorightly's interview with societal outcast Jeff Turner. Turner may be an utter slob, as Gorightly notes, but his mind is like a steel trap when it comes to cult actress and Illuminati torchbearer Tuesday Weld and her alleged "stranglehold on the 60's counterculture" so much so that John Lennon referred to her as "stupid bloody Tuesday" in the Beatles tune "I Am the Walrus." Needless to say, Turner told Gorightly that Weld (who appeared in an utterly bizarre episode of Route 66 or is that 666?) held a dark power over certain people and areas and that she was linked up with Manson and crusading Satanists in the So.Cal area. She is part of the powerful Weld family of New England and that one-time Weld boyfriend, folk-pop singer Don McLean, exposed Weld and a lot of sinister things in his epic 1971 hit "American Pie." Oh and Turner claims Weld had Christopher Walken murder Natalie Wood off Catalina Island. Oh, and this Turner character? He's obsessed with 80's teen-pop sensation Tiffany. Yup!
Gorightly's weirdness trip takes us to places like spooky Death Valley or over to UFO-happy Roswell, New Mexico or to the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to witness (and participate) in various neo-pagan rituals involving, well, ya know. And then there's that photo of Gorightly being "crucified" ...
Hmm. Anyway, there's more on a visit to the Integratron, the grave of astrochimp "Ham," a section on doppelgangers and musings on both Parsons - Jack and Gram. And don't think the two aren't linked in some occult way.
As Gorightly chronicles his jolly journey of hijinks and mystical mischief, he makes you feel comfortable, as if you are sitting there in the passenger seat of his '74 Chevy Vega wagon, staring out into the rock and sagebrush, a weatherbeaten billboard advertising The Hotel California. After all, "this could be heaven or this could be hell" ...
In fact, I was having a few weird things go on while I was sitting on the couch reading High Weirdness. It was mid-morning on a sunny day and as I sat there on the couch and got to the particularly interesting chapter where Gorightly addresses the "Superspectrum Theory" - a theory that contends that UFOs exist at frequencies beyond visible light - I was startled out of my seat when I heard a loud "bang!" I crept to the windowed back door. There, on the ground, was a dead redbird. The poor creature had slammed into the door on some kamikaze mission with an unknown purpose. Holy cats! Was it a sign? Made me wonder, as I gripped the Gorightly book, my heart racing.
I loved the coverage of Jeff Turner and his " Psychotronic machine" A man obsessed with the pop star .Tiffany. Containes the best tin foil head type of picture I have ever seen.
The coverage of the movie star Tuesday Weld was actually quite disturbing.
We find that
Anton LaVey established the Church of Satan in San ... LaVey described his Satanic Bible dedication to Tuesday Weld ?
Tuesday Weld's r connection to everything?
Tuesday Weld High Priestess of The Illuminati will kick your ass.
More on Kerry Wendell Thornley
Pilgrimage to Brunswick Shrine is covered with respect in this book!
More more weirdness with actual locations to go.
Adam Gorightly is an author who I find both amusing and informative. I have read quite a few of his articles on the internet, but to actually hold his newest tome in my hands was a treat I've long anticipated. Happy Trails to High Weirdness is a collection of essays and interviews gleaned from his many years as a "crackpot historian". Anyone interested in conspiracy and odd coincidence will appreciate this book, and my only complaint is that the hike was over too soon. I look forward to more episodes from one of my favorite commentators on the absurd and the unexplained.
However Adam Gorightly is a fabulous writer who has a very deep understanding of the worlds of occult, conspiracy, cult worlds (and beyond). He describes his experiences and discoveries with great flow and humour.
It's impossible not to enjoy this book. And, in parts of it you will be enthralled.
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