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A podcast that explores the unexplained and explains the unexplored, Blurry Photos seeks the facts behind the fiction of the world’s most fascinating, unbelievable, and chilling mysteries and legends. Focusing on lesser-known topics of Forteana, conspiracy, history, and folklore, Blurry Photos is driven by the desire for a better understanding of fringe subjects through research, storytelling, and rational thinking. Prepare your butts, because it’s time to learn something weird.

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Ep 232: Campfire Ghost Stories 7
Booshcraft The weather isn't getting much cooler, but that just means there's still time to get out in nature and be scared silly with the 7th edition of Campfire Ghost Stories! Some familiar tales and some new stuff await you by the tent with Campfire Ghost Stories 7. You'll hear an old comic book tale brought to life about an unfortunate chap who seeks shelter in an old house. There's malicious cemetery spirits, frighteningly-weird entities, and time slips. And a classic poem about a Tennesseean who just can't get warm. Gather your camping gear and charge up the portable speaker - these tales go great with hot dogs and s'mores! Don't forget to check out the epic John Dee episode. Grab some Blurry Photos merch at the Threadless Store! Check out Flora's new trivia show, Quiz Quiz Bang Bang! Music Myst on the Moor, Blue Sizzle, Ghostpocalypse Road of Trials, Long Note 2, Gypsy Shoegazer No Voices, Danse Macabre, Horrorific, One of Them, this House - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  
Ep 231: John Dee part 2
Scry so serious? The saga of John Dee continues in a massive second part of the episode. The second half of John Dee's life was even wilder than his first, scrying with Edward Kelley and writing down the angelic language. Flora continues an incredibly deep dive into the polymath's life, detailing his actions with Kelley, travels abroad, and his death. It's perhaps the most publicized part of his life. Countless esoteric and mystical pursuits have been inspired by the work he did in this period. David rounds out the misunderstood mathematician's life and discusses thoughts on his and Kelley's work. He also speaks to some out there theories on Dee's pursuits. Special thanks goes to author and historian Benjamin Woolley for joining to speak about many aspects of Dee's life and works. Make sure to pick up a copy of The Queen's Conjurer: The Life and Magic of Dr. Dee, an amazing resource for this massive 2 parter! Clear the schedule and polish the shewstone, this dee-luxe episode is dee-lectible! Part 1 can be found HERE Music Myst on the Moor, Temple of the Manes, Rites, Ritual, Danse Macabre – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Praeludium by Pachelbel Performed by Gosse Hulzinga, Public Domain Ciacona in D minorby Pachelbel Performed by Gosse Hulzinga, Public Domain La notte by Liszt Conductor Mauro Tortorelli, Public Domain Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky European Archive, Public Domain The Seasons, Op. 37a - VI. June: Barcarolle by Tchaikovsky Conductor Peter Bradley-Fulgoni, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 International Grand Flamenco by JRS Schattenberg https://www.youtube.com/user/MultiDroideka/featured Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Music Credit: OurMusicBox (Jay Man) Track Name: "Spy And Die" Music By: Jay Man @ https://ourmusicbox.com/ Official "OurMusicBox" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ Sources Woolley, Benjamin. The Queen’s Conjurer: the Life and Magic of Dr Dee. Harper Press. London. 2001. Print. Get a copy HERE Louv, Jason. John Dee and the Empire of Angels. Inner Traditions. Vermont. 2018. Print. Get a copy HERE Smith, Charlotte Fell. The Life of Dr. John Dee. Constable & Company. London. 1909. Tomatis, Mariano. Soyga: the Book that Kills. Blog of Wonders. Apr. 23, 2012. Web. https://archive.org/details/truefaithfulrela00deej/page/n7 Casaubon, Meric. A True and Faithful Relation of What passed for many Years Between D. John Dee and Some Spirits. Maxwell. London. 1659. https://archive.org/details/truefaithfulrela00deej/page/n7 Rampling, Jennifer. John Dee and the Sciences: Early Modern Networks of Knowledge. Elsevier, Ltd. Cambridge. 2012. Web. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3778877/
Ep 231: John Dee part 1
Dee-viously Dee-lightful history! Flora is back with the beginning of a mega episode all about John Dee! Conjurer, magus, sorcerer, astrologer - these are but a few things the 16th century polymath John Dee was called. History knows him as a smart man who chose an occult path. He cast horoscopes. Talked with angels. Practiced alchemy. Continually searched for the secrets of the universe through math and natural science. But history often paints with a harsh light. What was this enigmatic genius really like? Was he the sorcerer and mysterious advisor to Elizabeth I that he's portrayed as? Or has he been maligned, misunderstood, and misrepresented? David has hit the books to get to the real man behind the myth. In the first of 2 parts, the first half of this interesting man's life is covered. He also hits some very fascinating history, with such figures as Gerardus Mercator, Francis Drake, and more. Part 2 will cover the second half of Dee's life, including his occult practices and scrying with Edward Kelley. Grab your cross staff and rent a room for calculing, you'll be traipsing through some fun history on this episode of Blurry Photos! Music Myst on the Moor, Ghostpocalypse - 8 Epilog, Ghostpocalypse - Crossing the Threshold, Wizardtorium - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0   Sea Of Thieves by Serge Narcissoff | https://soundcloud.com/sergenarcissoff Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Gavotte - French Dances of the Renaissance Ancient Instrument Ensemble of Paris Missa Nigra Sum - Kyrie by Palestrina Performed by Stanislav Ossovskiy Qui Tollis by WA Mozart European Archive, Public Domain Trois Gnossienne by Satie Performed by Edward Rosser, Public Domain Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky European Archive, Public Domain Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C by Vivaldi Arranged by Michel Rondeau, Public Domain Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor by Vivaldi Performed by New Trinity Baroque Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Concerto No. 4 in F minor Winter, by Vivaldi Performed by the USAF Concert Band, Public Domain Concerto in E major Spring, by Vivaldi Performed by the Modena Chamber Orchestra, Public Domain Concerto No. 4 in F minor Winter, by Vivaldi Performed by the Modena Chamber Orchestra, Public Domain   Sources Bellot, Gabrielle. Finding Refuge in a Queer Vampire Novella. Lithub. Nov 1, 2017. https://lithub.com/finding-refuge-in-a-queer-vampire-novella/ Woolley, Benjamin. The Queen's Conjurer: the Life and Magic of Dr Dee. Harper Press. London. 2001. Print. Get a copy HERE Louv, Jason. John Dee and the Empire of Angels. Inner Traditions. Vermont. 2018. Print. Get a copy HERE Sherman W.H. John Dee: The politics of reading and writing in the English Renaissance. University of Massachusetts Press; Amherst, MA: 1995. Devine, Michael J. John Prestall: A Complex Relationship with the Elizabethan Regime. University of Wellington. 2009. Web. https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/41339754.pdf O'Conner and Robertson. John Dee. School of Math and Stats, U. of St. Andrews, Scotland. 2002. Web. http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Dee.html Rampling, Jennifer. John Dee and the Sciences: Early Modern Networks of Knowledge. Elsevier, Ltd. Cambridge. 2012. Web. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3778877/

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Started
Aug 28th, 2012
Latest Episode
Sep 13th, 2019
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298
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