I lieu of a blog post today, I would like to direct everyone to Swans magazine where I have a new article out today: "Of Atlantis and Aliens: Alternatives to History as Cultural Mirror." The article is part of their special issue focusing on the New Age and covers the way alternative history theories have served as a mirror of cultural preoccupations, especially as they relate to politics and religion.
One small note: Due to an editing error, the first paragraph of the article incorrectly identifies yazona as the Persian word for ayazana, the Median holy sites, when in fact ayazana is the Persian word and yazona the Median. I have requested that a correction be made to restore the line to the way I originally (and correctly) wrote it. So, please, no angry comments about me misunderstanding Persian and Median dialect forms of the word for sacred sites!
Update: Swans has generously corrected the mistake, and the article is now correct.
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