Mack, John Passport to the Cosmos

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Passport to the Cosmos

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9780007100767: Passport to the Cosmos

Fascinating investigations into the Alien Abduction phenomena by a Harvard professor.

Written by a Harvard professor of psychiatry, this is not a typical sensational Daily Mirror ‘Aliens Sex Probe’ shocker style – it is an intellectual debate into alien abduction. Challenging stereotypes it looks at how these experiences effect the abductees and their common experiences of contact with the Divine, increased spirituality and universal love – making it a really interesting cross-over read as it also explores the parameters of discussing spiritual experiences.

In this book there are stories from experiencers/ abductees who are: psychiatrists, shaman, school children, medicine men, photographers, estate agents, nurses, students, doctors and even a blind woman. There are three extended case studies, one from a Native American Vietnam veteran, a Brazilian shaman and a South African medicine man Credo Mutwa. He also cites people like Ken Wilber, Malidoma Some, Kerry Mullis, Stanislav Grof, Ralph Metzner, Black Elk – who explore the cross over of physical and spiritual experiences.

John Mack likens the experiences of ‘alien encounters’ with other non-ordinary states of consciousness – spiritual experiences, vision quests etc. and questions how we explain the unexplainable, how we create a language to explain experience, while looking at the differences between the material world and the spirit world and the cultures that see no distinction between them.

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“John Mack’s research on the challenging phenomenon of alien abduction represents a stunning breakthrough in our understanding of ourselves and our place in the larger cosmos. He skillfully guides us to reconsider our attachment to the bankrupt materialist worldview and open our minds to the possibilities of a universe of awesome diversity.”
Ralph Metzner, PH.D, psychologist and author of Green Psychology

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In 'Passport to the Cosmos', Pulitzer-Prize winner Dr. John Mack powerfully demonstrates how the alien abduction phenomenon call for a revolutionary new way of examining the nature of reality and our place in the cosmos

In his first book 'Abduction' Mack challenged the stereotypes of alien abduction cases. Now in 'Passport to the Cosmos' he shares the dramatic stories of people who have been abducted and looks at how their experiences have transformed them. Those interviewed range from doctors to waitresses, Native American shamans to African witch doctors. They vividly describe their powerful meetings with aliens, the sexual experiments, the alien-human hybrids and the feeling of contact with another world.

Mack brings a psychological analysis to these encounters that broadens our definition of 'what is real' and allows us to explore a phenomenon that has deep and lasting implications for humanity. Likening alien encounters with other altered states of consciousness – spiritual wakening, vision quests, drug experiences – Mack questions how we explain the unexplainable and looks at the differences between the material world and the spirit world and the indigenous cultures that see no distinction between them.

The result is a thrilling read for both those fascinated with alien abduction and those forging to create a new awareness about spiritual experience.

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