Episode 207 Aaron From EsoterX.com – Unicorns and Doppelgangers are jerks! - Project: Archivist
This week returning guest Aaron Dabbah from EsoterX joins us to talk a wide ranging variety of topics. We cover the fact that the paranormal world has no respect for our personal space, Doppelgangers and Unicorns are jerks, Why Russian countesses are great candidates for spontaneous Human Combustion and how you could be a witch and not know it.
EsoterX is an anthropological investigation of the ontological status of things that go bump in the night. The fact that monsters may or may not be corporeal is of no consequence, as Charles Baudelaire said, “I consider it useless and tedious to represent that which exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial”. Born in a log cabin behind the Institute for Psychical Research, I am an applied anthropologist by training, inclination, and neurosis, masquerading as a computational linguist and software engineer by day, busy accumulating obscure masters degrees in an attempt to assemble a set of letters after my name that spontaneously result in some sort of gematriac significance. And I’m convinced the universe is a far weirder place than we like to admit and the only reasonable response is that recommended by Hunter Thompson — “When the going gets weird, turn pro”.
~ If Monsters Don’t Exist, Why Are They Out To Get Me?