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  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475098855
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475098853
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,502,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Douglas W. Hawes on August 10, 2012
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Adam Gorightly in his new work "Happy Trails to High Weirdness: A Conspiracy Theorist's Tour Guide" gives us a retrospective of his various experiences in conspiracy research over the last decade - - and more. Some of his big themes are the UFO Contactee Movement of the 1950's, centered on the High Desert landmarks of Giant Rock and the Integraton - - and other cult phenomenas also tied to the Mojave Desert - - the Charles Manson Cult and rocket scientist Jack Parsons' Babalon Working rituals. Gorightly also ventures into the lore associated with the Discordian Movement and the mysterious figure of Kerry Thornley, who was a Marine Corps buddy of Lee Harvey Oswald, and a possible participant in the Kennedy assassination.

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.
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In the past couple of years I have become familiar with the writings and research of mustachioed "crackpot historian" Adam Gorightly after delving into two of his best books - The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control, and the Manson Family Mythos and James Shelby Downard's Mystical War. The latter book, I should note for fellow Okies, is about the famed conspiracy researcher who coined the term "King Kill 33" and once called Ardmore, Okla. home.
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.
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Continue on with the power of the principia Discordia experence the living The Illuminatus! Trilogy . This book is Bob the Subgenious meets the Big Lebowski in some respects. It is at times very funny. Makes you want to travel to California and look for UFO sites! Great interview with Robert Anton Wilson and Adam.

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.
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Happy Trails to High Weirdness: A Conspiracy Theorist's Tour Guide

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.
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