United Nations Conspiracy title page

UN Conspiracy

The United Nations Conspiracy
Lee
1981

Submitter: I guess this book was purchased in the interest of “balance” for our academic library. In 1981, apparently, it was okay to pretend that whackadoodle conspiracy theories represented an alternative point of view. I’m glad the predictions of enslavement to a One World Government have yet to come true, and that the godless commies have not prevailed, despite the “brickbats coming thick and heavy” to John Wayne, of all people. John Wayne, “far removed from Hollywood’s typical subversion and perversion as you can get!” The nerve!

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Holocaust Handbook

Deliveries of Coke, Wood and Zyklon B to Auschwitz—Neither Proof Nor Trace for the Holocaust
Holocaust Handbooks, Volume 40
Mattogno
2021

Submitter: As a collection development librarian who receives email suggestions, you never know what you’ll find when you open a request. We received this eBook as an unwanted donation this week. It’s a Holocaust denying book that is totally crazy and full of inaccurate information. I am hoping the other 39 volumes are not on their way!

Holly: I can’t get past the series title: Holocaust Handbooks.

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More Pyramid Power

The Secret Power of the Pyramid
Akins
1980

Submitter: Yes, the hit author of ESP: Your Psychic Powers and How to Test Them is back to tell you the truth about pyramids, who built them, and their mysterious powers.

Any 40-year-old book that hasn’t been checked out since well before any of my students were even born deserves to be weeded, but this “non-fiction” book is a prime example of pseudoscience. It tells the reader about the “true” history of pyramids and how they were really built by either the gods, aliens, or Atlanteans. Certainly not a bunch of “primitive people” from Africa, don’t be ridiculous!

power of the pyramid

Mysterious Pyramids

Mysterious Pyramid Power
Ebon, ed
1976

The power of the pyramid is ready to help you manage your life. Pyramid power can do so much: preserve food, sharpen razor blades, and improve health. Really.

Most of the book is a combination of archeology and Egyptology and some notes or diary of a guy sticking stuff under a pyramid to see what happens. Evidently he was able to sharpen his razor and dehydrate organic material. There was also some talk about “orgone energy”. I had no idea what that was but I had a lot of hits from my google search. I actually enjoyed reading the Wikipedia article on Orgone.

This book is a paperback and is holding up pretty well, given its age. I could not read the title given the weird font and color contrast.

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Psychic Healing from the 1970s

The Psychic Frontiers of Medicine
Schul
1977

For those of you that like your health advice with a side of spooky, this is your book. Check out some of the claims on the back of the book. My particular favorite is sex energy to achieve “elevated states of consciousness.” I plan to get me some sex energy. Maybe I won’t feel so tired at work.

I am a big fan of weird stuff and would probably buy something like this. I am a big fan of this type of “literature”, such as UFOs, ghosts, haunted houses, crop circles, etc. (I will also confess to a few marathon sessions of Ancient Aliens, much to the shame of my scientist daughter and mathematician son.) If it is weird, I want to read it. I also think these books are fun for a library to have. This one is hanging on by a thread, so it is a weeder on condition anyway. Besides, I want the latest in my fake medical information.

Take a look at our “unexplained” category for more stuff like this. Naturally, I have probably read a good percentage.

Mary