- Series: Routledge Classics
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Psychology Press; 2 edition (June 10, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415278376
- ISBN-13: 978-0415278379
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky (Routledge Classics) 2nd Edition
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'A book that no one seriously interested in the subject can afford to ignore.' - Punch
'Convincing and impressive.' - New Statesman
About the Author
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). Founded the analytical school of psychology and developed a radical new theory of the unconscious.
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Some reviewers seem to want to think more words = a better review. I do not.
Jung told us everything we now think we are learning about this thing.
Fact - They ARE Us and We ARE Them.
Look at what Marcianik has been saying through her Pleiadeans/Cassiopeians _ We Are You.
This meme got picked up in the awful movie "Interstellar".
The movie/Internet system has amplified the alien meme to insane proportions, but all the elements remain the same as what Jung, that freaking genius you probably don't really understand, told us.
There is much more to this book than merely alien abduction and sky gods. Carl Jung was telling us about our direct connection to the Divine.
If you interpret Jung through the lens of the kundalini it all makes sense., If you do not, it doesn't.
YMMV, of course, but I am right about this.
Jung was probably sick to death of hearing all the buzz in the early 50's about flying saucers and decided to discover the psychological underpinnings of what he saw as a form of mass hysteria.
He began his research, as Hynek and any good scientist would, by examining the cases first hand. As Jung was skeptical that the average man on the street could not provide accurate eyewitness accounts, he reserved his interviews to "Professional observers", pilots, military personnel, police and radar operators.
Over time he became unnerved, as he realized that these people were not only credible witness's, but were clearly quite sane. So just as Hynek eventually changed his view on the UFO phenomena, so to did Jung.
The big difference was that Jung still feared ridicule from his peers, so he never came out and said he was a believer, but it is very poignant that at the end of this short book, he leaves the topic open, by stating that either humanity is suffering some kind of mass hallucination, or we ARE being visited by aliens. He postulates that either option should give us plenty to be concerned about.
It is interesting to note that Jungs close friends claimed that he was fascinated by the UFO phenomenon for the remainder of his life.
This book is best suited for those who are fascinated with psychology, Jungs work and archetypes. If you are more interested in ufology as a whole, this book is less interesting.
Here are some representative quotations from the book:
"One can hardly suppose that anything of such worldwide incidence as the UFO legend is purely fortuitous and of no importance whatever. The many thousands of individual testimonies must have an equally extensive causal basis."
"The plurality of UFOs, then, is a projection of a number of psychic images of wholeness which appear in the sky because on the one hand they represent archetypes charged with energy and on the other hand are not recognized as psychic factors."
"(T)he heyday of astrology was not in the benighted Middle Ages but in the middle of the twentieth century, when even the newspapers do not hesitate to publish the week's horoscope."
"Thus there are times when, as I have often seen, a dream that is not understood can still have a compensatory effect, even though as a rule conscious understanding is required..."
"It boils down to nothing less than this: that either psychic projections throw back a radar echo, or else the appearance of real objects affords an opportunity for mythological projections."
Recommendation: UFOlogy enthusiasts should read this to expand their horizons in alternative explanations to the UFO phenomena.