Thursday, January 14, 2010

nutbars r us

Last night, I had a patron come up to my desk looking for books similar to the one she was holding. She showed me the title and it was some generic spirituality book, so I suggested she look at the Dewey number on the spine and find the matching subject area in the stacks. She toddled off.

A little while later, she returned, saying she was looking for a series of Kryon books. "Kryon?" I asked. "Is that the author?" She shrugged and spelled it for me. A quick search turned up nothing - nothing by or about Kryon in the catalog.

"Is this fiction?" I asked. She insisted that it wasn't and suggested I search for books by Dave Carroll. Still nothing.

A little more librarian-fu showed that she was actually looking for a series of books written by a Lee Carroll, who channels an angelic entity named Kryon. Kryon is from outer space (or an alternate dimension or something) and makes predictions about world events, spreads blessings, and is the most likely source for all hopenchange. Mr. Carroll is also largely responsible for that "indigo child" movement that convinced stupid people that no, your child doesn't have behavioral problems because of your crappy parenting skills, he's gifted! Unique! More highly evolved!

Anyway, another search showed that we didn't have any of those books, either. I explained to the patron that perhaps the subject was too obscure and, as a result, none of the libraries in our system had ordered the books. (Sounds much nicer than "Lady, I can't find your kooky books, okay?") I then offered her an interlibrary loan which she declined.

I decided to investigate the subject further after she left (whether out of boredom or curiosity, I do this a lot, which explains all the useless trivia cluttering up my brain) and discovered something even more disturbing than a mere prophetic transdimensional interloper...

Lee Carroll been invited to channel Kryon at the United Nations.
Seven times.

(screencap from, click to enlarge)

But don't worry - the guy's a lightworker, just like Barack Obama.


Kristopher said...

OK, so the UN has an org for cults.

Somehow this is not a surprise. Maybe one of the less reprehensible things the UN does.

Old NFO said...

Okay, file THAT under weird... sigh...

Anonymous said...

S.E.A.T: Perfect place apparently for a bunch of asses.


DirtCrashr said...

"Society for Enlightenment and Transformation"? Whose exactly? Why not an "Realtime Interactive Evolutionary Development Panel" too?

aepilot_jim said...

7 frickin times?!?!?! WTF, over?

paul the pirate (Yar!) said...

Quarare: is it plausible that this U.N. tie-in is BS, but yon poop-slinger is so low under the radar that no one cares enough to call him on it?
Alternatively, upstairs in the 'working areas' could be a janitor's closet or kitchen. That's where the only practical or useful work at the UN is done. It seems more likely that at service worker invited Carroll to exorcise the demons from the breadmaker than to, say, open up a meeting.

Just a thought.

paul the pirate (Yar!) said...

Also, has anyone else noticed that angelic names get more outlandish with time? This one's an almost-anagram for the most popular brand of spray-paint in the world, which is both interesting and amusing, but where is Ed the angel, or Gus the seraphim? What about Manuel?... But no, it's got to be Eraxarth, where the x is silent, or Gondarkth or whatever.

B Smith said...

Shit. Just when I thought all the creepy cult-of-personality crap was behind us, and was settling nicely into regarding President Urkel as just another incompetent boob (albeit a rather spectacular specimen), someone resurrects the Antichrist meme.
(sigh) Just knowing these freaks are out there, apparently in some goodly quantity (52 percent, last tabulation) causes me restless nights.

Anonymous said...

Indigo Children? So that's where Maynard got the idea for the song Indigo Children.

(Some content NSFW.)