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A Trojan Feast
The Food and Drink Offerings of Aliens, Faeries, and Sasquatch

by Joshua Cutchin, Foreword by Thomas E. Bullard

Trade Paperback, 270 Pages

$15.95, ISBN: 9781938398353

Genre(s): UFOs Cryptozoology Fortean

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED

Accept food from faeries, and you’ll never escape their realm, according to European folklore. Accept food from Sasquatch and you will forever be trapped in the spirit world, according to indigenous North American tales. And today, abductees—at least those who have returned—often report being offered strange beverages from their captors. Are these similarities mere coincidence, or is something more at play?

In this outstanding example of scholarship on the unknown, Joshua Cutchin has created the world’s first survey and analysis of the food and drink offered by aliens, faeries, and Sasquatch. The offerings are often not what they appear to be: some liquids have healing or aphrodisiac qualities, some foods expand awareness, and there are ointments that reveal an invisible world.

Through his playful explorations of every possibility—from the outer regions of space to the inner sanctum of the human mind—A TROJAN FEAST offers new insight into our relationship with these strange creatures of the outer edge.

About the Author:

JOSHUA CUTCHIN is a native of North Carolina with a long interest in forteana. He holds a Masters in Music Literature and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and currently works as a public affairs specialist in the southeast. In addition to his media work, Cutchin is also a published composer and maintains an active performing schedule as a jazz and rock tuba player, having appeared on eight albums and live concert DVDs. A Trojan Feast is his first book.


Listen to Joshua Cutchin discuss his booki in these interviews.

His second book is now availableThe Brimstone Deceit: An In-Depth Examination of Supernatural Scents, Otherworldly Odors, and Monstrous Miasmas


Foreword by Thomas E. Bullard

Introduction

Chapter 1 Lore: Faeries

Chapter 2 Lore: ET & Bigfoot

Chapter 3 Trends

Chapter 4 Food: Liquid

Chapter 5 Food: Fruits

Chapter 6 Food: Bread

Chapter 7 Food: Pills

Chapter 8 Food: Miscellaneous

Chapter 9 Relationships: Giving & Taking

Chapter 10 Connections: Sattvic Diet

Chapter 11 Connections: Sleep Paralysis

Chapter 12 Connections: Sexuality

Chapter 13 Connections: Absorption, Ointment, & The Entity Diet

Chapter 14 Connections: Entheogens

Chapter 15 Connections: Eating The God & Rebirth

Chapter 16 Entity Food: A Working Model Of Meaning & Thought

Acknowledgments 

References

Bibliography

Index

 

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What they're saying:

“The humble subject of food in anomalistic accounts serves, in Cutchin’s measured, learned, and lucid argument, as proof that high strangeness events may be uncertain and discordant, but not incomprehensible.” — Thomas E. Bullard, folklorist (ret.), Indiana University, Bloomington

“Joshua Cutchin boasts an impressively original concept for a book on anomalies: fortean food…What Cutchin has done is to survey a fairly staggering range of literature on folklore, anthropology, food science, psychedelics, ufology, and cryptozoology, seeking people’s claims to have consumed something—food, liquid, pills—in the course of an extraordinary encounter… [Cutchin] is a fortean in the fullest and finest sense. He has ideas, and they’re creative and provocative ones... he is among the first to imagine that the food allegedly consumed in these alleged encounters is a drug akin to DMT, able to alter brain molecules and manipulate the senses…Cutchin keeps his head secured in a keen fortean appreciation of uncertainty and ambiguity, not to mention the likelihood that these phenomena are way beyond our understanding. A splendid job all around.” — Jerome Clark, Fortean Times

"[This is] the definitive study of an aspect of the paranormal that has, until now, been vastly unappreciated and consistently misunderstood...[Cuchin shows that] the usually bland nature of the food provided by today’s extraterrestrials has its parallels in the food of the faeries, which was made to appear and taste enriching and delicious – but, in reality, was nothing of the sort: it was all a ruse...He suggests that the theater of entity food is designed to ease the shock of encountering the unknown. That’s to say, we are shown something to which we can relate, which comforts us, and which calms us: food. The nourishment from beyond, then, is 'a symbolic vehicle to facilitate interaction.'...A Trojan Feast absolutely nails it...this is a fantastic piece of work." — Nick Redfern, Mysterious Universe

"With A Trojan Feast, Joshua Cutchin has FINALLY answered the question which has confounded all fans of the Wachowskis: How could Neo be freed from the Matrix by ingesting the red pill, if the pill only existed in the Matrix —i.e. it wasn't 'real'? You wanna free your mind? Read this book!" — Red Pill Junkie

“Joshua Cutchin has brought together a contemplative and truly unique folkloric analysis of the way that food and drink fits into the broader narrative of purported strange phenomena. In doing so, Cutchin provides, in the very truest sense, ‘food for thought.’” — Micah Hanks, author of Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule

 

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