This book provides a critical overview of such subjects as mysticism, speaking in tongues, John-Roger Hinkins and MSIA, Sathya Sai Baba, astrology, near-death experiences, and UFOs. Previously published under the title The Mystical. Excerpt: There is a mystical dimension that runs through all aspects of life. Eventually every human endeavor directly encounters an impenetrable mystery where knowledge turns into ignorance and control into wonder. Indeed, no matter how much science or technology may advance, the essential mystery of life will never change. The reason why is simple: Reality is always greater than our conceptions of it. Thus, contrary to our popular notions of mysticism, genuine spiritual practice is not concerned with increasing knowledge, per se, but rather reconciling man with his fundamental state of absolute ignorance. We are born into a mystery; we live in a mystery; and we die in a mystery. Although we may learn about things, achieving various levels of technical proficiency, we apparently can never know what a single thing is. For instance, what is a circle? What is a thought? What is a self? The essence of everything eludes us because our perceptions are always limited. As the late Baba Faqir Chand, the great sage of Hoshiarpur, once told me personally, ´´Nature is unfathomable. No one has ever been able to know it completely. No one has known it. A small germ in a body cannot know the whole body. Similarly (a) human being is like a small germ in a vast Creation. How can he claim to have known the entire Creation. Those who say that they have known are wrong. No one can describe or even know the entire Creation. It is indescribable.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Kingsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104739/bk_acx0_104739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This dramatic program provides an overview of the state of UFO research in the 1960´s. The UFO attack on Washington, DC: August of 1952 became known as ´´The Summer of The Saucers´´ when numerous UFOs were seen - and many tracked on radar - for several weeks over the United States capitol. They repeatedly violated restricted airspace including flying near and/or over the White House and the Capitol Building and flew at rates of speed in excess of 7000 miles an hour! In these two interview excerpts you´ll hear Al Chop, The Pentagon´s Public Relations Officer at the time, give an overview of the events followed by newsman John Dailey´s interview of James Ritchie of the Civil Aeronautics Association, who seems at a loss to explain the strange incidents. 1966 radio interview with Bill Donovan of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) during it´s heyday. He discusses misidentifications vs. valid sightings, pilot reports, Air Force restriction of publication of sightings by military personnel (and even commercial pilots) and a discussion of foreign sightings (Russia, Chile, and Argentina) and how they´re handled by their respective governments. Donovan then goes into detail about yet another astronaut UFO sighting - namely James McDivitt´s sighting of (and report on) a ´´bogey´´ during his Gemini IV space flight. There´s also a brief discussion of changing geographic patterns on the moon and the possible use of the moon as a defense base either by the US or Russia and the 1955 statement by Gen Douglas McArthur that ´´the next war would be interplanetary.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Chop, John Dailey, Bill Donovan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000229/bk_real_000229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An amazing collection of interviews with highly credible investigators and witnesses of UFO encounters. George Adamski: George Adamski (April 17, 1891- April 23, 1965) was a Polish-born American citizen who became widely known in ufology circles, and to some degree in popular culture, after he claimed to have photographed ships from other planets, met with friendly ´´Space Brothers´´, and to have taken flights with them. The first of the so-called contactees of the 1950s, he styled himself to be a ´´philosopher, teacher, student, and saucer researcher´´. Daniel Fry: An American contactee who claimed he had multiple contacts with an alien and took a ride in a remotely piloted alien spacecraft on July 4, 1949. George Van Tassle: A contactee, ufologist, and paranormal research leader who, in 1958, commenced building - but never completed - the Integratron, in the desert town of Landers, California. It was supposedly a domed time/energy machine built partially upon the theories of Nikola Tesla. Orfeo Angelucci: One of the most unusual of the mid-1950s contactees who claimed to be in contact with extraterrestrials. Dan Martin: A 1955 Texas contactee who, according to Long John Nebel, a radio talk-show host of the day who knew and interviewed most of them, ´´was at the other end of the spectrum from Orfeo Angelucci.´´ Frank Edwards: After World War II, the Mutual Broadcasting System hired Edwards to host a nationwide news and opinion program sponsored by the American Federation of Labor. Edwards´ program was a success, and became nationally popular. An American writer and broadcaster, and one of the pioneers of radio, late in his life, he became well known for a series of books about UFOs. Donald Keyhoe: Well known as an engaged, knowledgeable UFO researcher, arguing that the U.S. government should conduct appropriate research in UFO matters and should release all their UFO files. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Adamski, Daniel Fry, George Van Tassle, Orfeo Angelucci, Dan Martin, Frank Edwards, Donald Keyhoe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000231/bk_real_000231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Air Force major is ordered to approach a brilliant UFO in his Phantom jet over Tehran. He repeatedly attempts to engage and fire on unusual objects heading right toward his aircraft, but his missile control is locked and disabled. Witnessed from the ground, this dogfight becomes the subject of a secret report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. In Belgium, an Air Force colonel investigates a series of widespread sightings of unidentified triangular objects, sending F-16s to attempt a closer look. Hundreds of eyewitnesses, including on-duty police officers, file reports about the incident, and a spectacular photograph of an unidentifiable craft is retrieved and analyzed. Here at home, a retired chief of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Accidents and Investigations Division reveals the agency’s response to a 30-minute encounter between an aircraft and a gigantic UFO over Alaska, which occurred during his watch and is documented on radar. Now all three of these distinguished men have written breathtaking, firsthand accounts about these extraordinary incidents. They are joined by Air Force generals and a host of high-level sources who have agreed to write their own detailed, personal stories about UFO encounters and investigations for the first time. They are coming forward now because of Leslie Kean, an investigative reporter who has spent the last 10 years studying the still unexplained UFO phenomenon. Kean reviewed hundreds of government documents, aviation reports, radar data, and case studies with corroborating physical evidence. With the support of former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects - metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics - actually exist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Henderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003999/bk_blak_003999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During 1966 and 1967, when he was subject to nonstop surveillance and harassment from both human and supernatural spooks, intrepid Fortean investigator John A. Keel made extensive field notes concerning the phenomena he was confronting in West Virginia and New York: UFOs, Men in Black, creature entities, ultraterrestrials, and odd coincidences and synchronicities. The result was a series of concise, thematically related reports, many of which were incorporated into magazine articles for Saga, Fate, and Flying Saucer Review. In these papers, Keel unravels threads discussed in his classic books Operation Trojan Horse, The Mothman Prophecies, and The Eighth Tower, which were written soon after. Utilizing occult lore, recent scientific research, and direct personal investigation, Keel draws back the curtain on the mind-blowing nature of our terrestrial reality. By looking deeply into specific cases, Keel begins to understand that there are different types of UFOs, surmising that the ´´aliens” and their apparent buddies, the MIB, may emanate from a breakaway civilization bent on controlling the human race. Surprisingly, Keel´s research into Mothman could play a key role in deciphering the mystery of ´´Ancient Aliens” - whether or not the human race was actually created, genetically, by giant birdmen mating with Earth women. This special edition features a revised introduction by Keel, a note from the editor, Andy Colvin, and interesting correspondence between Keel and other notables in the Mothman saga: Mary Hyre, Gray Barker, Jerome Clark, Ivan Sanderson, Charles Bowen, Jim Lorenzen, Jaye Paro, and the infamous ´´outer space” denizens ´´Apol” and ´´Agar”. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Ferrand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121330/bk_acx0_121330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Other Worlds:Ufos, Aliens, and the Afterlife John R. Heapes
John Keel´s disturbing follow-up to The Mothman Prophecies! Is there a single intelligent force behind all religious, occult, and UFO phenomena? Strange manifestations have haunted humans since prehistoric times. Beams of light, voices from the heavens, the ´´little people´´, gods and devils, ghosts and monsters, and UFOs have all had a prominent place in our history and legends. In this dark work, John Keel explores these phenomena, and in doing so, reveals the shocking truth about our present position and future destiny in the cosmic scheme of things.Are we pawns in a celestial game? In the Orient, there is a story told of the seven towers. These citadels, well hidden from mankind, are occupied by groups of Satanists who are chanting the world to ruin. Perhaps this is just a story; perhaps there is some truth behind it. But what if there is yet another tower, a tower not of good or evil but of infinite power? What if all our destinies are controlled by this cosmic force for its own mysterious purposes? And what if UFOs and other paranormal manifestations are merely tools being used to manipulate us and guide us toward the cosmic role we are fated to play? Perhaps, after all, we are not independent beings but are instead the creations and slaves of the eighth tower. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hacker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139812/bk_acx0_139812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.