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Fortean Times #286 (April 2012)

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  • Release date: 1 Mar 2012
  • Cover price: £4.25
  • US Edition is dated May 2012 with a cover price of $11.99 USA (CAN $13.25, AUS $12.95, NZ $17.30)
  • Cover: Chris Smith
  • Digital editions: Zinio version --- Magzter

Contents

  • 32 Canine Countenances - Why have dog-headed men featured in religion and folklore from the earliest times?
  • 42 Are We Wired For God? - Exploring the biology of spiritual experiences
  • 48 Man in the White Suit - The Solway Spaceman
  • 74 The Palais Ideal - A French postman's fantastical DIY project
  • 38 The Science Delusion

Features

32 A Short History of Dog-Headed Men (Cover Story)
Matt Salusbury traces the perplexing presence of the cynocophali - or dog-headed men - from 4,000-year-old Libyan rock art to mediaeval maps, and from canine saints to modern tales of alien contact. Why have these strange half-human creatures enjoyed such a long life, and what could they possibly be?

42 Wired For God? Part One
In the first of two articles, Charles Foster traverses the worlds of religion and science to ask what we should make of 'spiritual experiences'.

48 Crytoscatology
Robert Guffey explores the hidden links between Charles Fort and Andre Breton, and argues that their work at the margins of consensus reality was united by a subversive, synchronistic and surrealist practice that continues to resonate to this day.

Reports

30 Blasts from the Past - No 37. Texas High Strangeness by Theo Paijmans

38 Fortean Bureau of Investigation - No 116. The Science Delusion by Steve Marshall

74 Fortean Traveller - No 79. The Palais Ideal by Simon Wilson

Forum

53 Ghosts aren't what they used to be by SD Tucker

54 Death on the 13th Floor by Mikita Brittman

Strange Days

'Zombie' singer's return from the dead; shortest people; Pendle witch cottage found; long-lost family reunions; nails, bullets; pens, pool-cue tips need surgical removal; monks in Christmas brawl; Amerind saint; horse-rippers stalk the countryside - and much more.

  • 15 2012 Watch
  • 16 Science
  • 18 Ghostwatch
  • 19 Mythconceptions
  • 21 Konspiracy Korner
  • 23 Alien Zoo
  • 24 Archaeology
  • 25 Classical Corner
  • 26 Necrolog
  • 27 Strange Deaths
  • 28 The UFO Files

Regulars

Editorial

  • 02

Subscriptions

  • 52

Reviews

  • 57

Competition

  • 65

Letters

  • 69

It Happened to Me

  • 73

Comix

Tales from the Vault

  • 80

Reader Info

  • 78

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