Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, and researcher from Asheville, North Carolina, whose areas of focus include history, science, philosophy, cultural studies, technology, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades. Since 2010 Micah has become well known for his study and commentary on the subject of unexplained aerial phenomena (UAP), which involves prospective scientific research into what have traditionally been called unidentified flying objects or “UFOs.” He is the host of The Gralien Report and Middle Theory podcasts, and the author of Magic, Mysticism & the MoleculeThe Complete Guide to Maverick Podcasting, The Ghost Rockets, The UFO Singularity, and Reynolds Mansion: An Invitation to the Past, and he has contributed to the anthologies Ghosts, Spirits, & HauntingsUFOs and Aliens, Wood Knocks: Journal of Sasquatch Research, Volume One, and Lost Civilizations & Secrets of the Past. Micah has appeared on myriad radio programs to discuss various esoteric subjects, and spoken at a number of conferences, including the 2017 East Coast Paraconference in Nova Scotia.

Talk

Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule

Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule presents an investigative analysis of ancient magical practices, mystical states, and out of body encounters through the use of various methods of reaching altered states of consciousness. Questions addressed include whether mirrors open “gateways” within the mind, which could evoke an altered state of consciousness. For example, grief counselor Dr. Raymond Moody wrote that many of his patients described experiences with what they perceived as apparitions of their deceased loved ones in reflective surfaces; what element of the human mind is the root behind such experiences? Micah will also examine how sleep paralysis, UFO abductions, out of body experiences, psychedelic visions and near death experiences may be interconnected, and whether all of these experiences point to a similar, more familiar set of underlying causes than we’ve previously imagined.