This is a series of short essays on topics that have intrigued me for a long time. I’ve been thinking about them for a while and this blog post is part of the series. I’m a big fan of the art of the interview. I think it’s a great way to get a little insight into a person’s mind and personality.
I think the reason I write about these subjects is that they are good examples of how we can look at things that are outside our experience and say, “Wow, that’s interesting, that’s not what I expected, that seems kind of crazy to me.” For example, I was once playing football and my coach told me that I was not allowed to use the “crossover” rule. I thought, “Wow, that’s interesting. That’s not what I expected.
While this all may sound like a weird thing to talk about, I have found that the more I write about this the more I realize how important it is to use your own experiences to help us better understand the world around us. So I just thought I would add my two cents to the discussion. I’m a big fan of Calbert cheaney’s work. He has a fantastic blog, and there is a fair amount of information about him in the comments of this article.
Calbert cheaney is an American author of paranormal fiction and a paranormal investigator. He is the author of the novels, “The Great God Pan” and “The Way of the Skull”.
It isn’t just that he has the coolest name (though that is cool too) but he also has a very strong, and apparently unique, perspective on the paranormal. In the book The Way of the Skull, he addresses the idea that many people are not interested in the supernatural and that he has actually been successful in his attempts to dispel this myth.
Cheaney is definitely a weird dude. You can read his own interview on his website, and I would recommend you go read it. It’s pretty funny.
Cheaney’s website, and his interview with The Columbian (which I read) is here.
Cheaney talks about the paranormal and what he calls a “cognitive dissonance” which he believes is very real. He also talks about what he thinks is the main reason why people think there hasn’t been a paranormal activity in American culture for so long. To put it bluntly, he says there is a “disconnect” between what he believes are the “real” facts about the paranormal and the idea that it happened to him. This disconnect is what he says makes people look for evidence.
He believes the reason why there hasnt been a haunting of Americans in recent years is because we’ve been so busy with so much to do that we’ve been missing out on the paranormal. As such, our culture has been lulling us into a sense of false security which has led people to believe that the paranormal is no longer around. He says that this creates a psychological and cognitive dissonance.
In other words, people are going to blame the ghost of John F. Kennedy. This creates a psychological and cognitive dissonance, which means that we can’t accept the ghost of John F. Kennedy. It’s a good thing that he was assassinated. It’s a good thing that he was killed while on his way to be President. It’s a good thing that he died as a result of his career as a politician and not for any other reason.