For that blog, however, lately, I have grown to find “The Copycat Effect” too restrictive, and too tied to the name of my 2004 book. Indeed, I feel I need to return to a more broad-based exploration of areas of interest I have had for a long time. For example, my classic book, first published in 1983 and still in-print in a greatly updated/revised edition, Mysterious America, includes an often-quoted and well-known chapter, “The Name Game.”
I have, therefore, changed the name of that blog over at the blogspot.com site to “Twilight Language,” to more fully embrace the body of my work.
Why this name?
Most of what happens around us is ignored psychologically. The rationalistic filters allow for only the mundane details of most interactions to awaken any response. In deciphering mystery deaths, assassinations, suicide clusters, school shootings, workplace violence, killings, and other acts propelled to our attention via the media, we must forensically look a little deeper.
“Twilight language” concerns, to name a few of its parts, from psychology, the hidden significance of dates and other signs, from religious studies, the hidden symbolism that lies in stories and texts, and from criminology, the profiling insights that have revealed the ritualistic nature of certain crimes and violent incidents.
Nonfiction events in which the outcome may be a death are often only viewed in terms of the end result. They are more than this tragic statistic. They are a chain of events, a summary of incidents that contain the essence of many themes. These motifs are common to influential literature and ancestral traditions, which have imprinted people to such an extent, that these stories are passed down from generation to generation.
For all who wish to decipher the dates, locations, symbols, images, and twilight language surrounding, encompassing, and behind suicides, murder-suicides, and violent “random” acts to prevent or understand these incidents, the “text” may be as difficult to read as those created by the ancient Buddhists who hide meanings from outsiders. Their words in allegory, symbolism, and code were often misinterpreted and misused by unworthy or skeptical seekers. I would not expect anything less today.
Events appear to have the ability to attract additional symbolism and synchronicity. They trigger a type of behavior contagion in time and space, which generates other catastrophic events of ritual significance, as indicated by the symbols and twilight language that are attached to them.
I will keep making the same types of observations, encompassing varied Fortean, sociological, occult, and synchromysticism* themes, which I’ve been writing about for several decades now. This blog, as an extension of my writings, in part, is also an exploration in onomatology (the study of names) and toponomy (the study of places), in the context of current and past events.
Loren Coleman's Twilight Language blog (renamed as of 2009)http://copycateffect.blogspot.com/2010/09/adamski.html
THE TWILIGHT LANGUAGE EXISTS VIA "CODED WORDS," "NAME GAMES," AND "NUMBER COINCIDENCES" FOUND IN THE NEWS AND HISTORY. THESE WRITINGS LOOK AT THE HIDDEN MEANINGS AND THE COPYCAT EFFECT THAT TRANSFORM EVENTS INTO "HOT DEATH STORIES" AND "CELEBRITY HAPPENINGS." THESE REALMS ARE EXPLORED IN MY BOOK THE COPYCAT EFFECT (NY: SIMON AND SCHUSTER, 2004), AND IN FORTHCOMING BOOKS, WITH FURTHER EXPLORATIONS IN ONOMATOLOGY (THE STUDY OF NAMES) AND TOPONOMY (THE STUDY OF PLACES).