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Forbidden Science 3: On the Trail of Hidden Truths, The Journals of Jacques Vallee 1980-1989 (3) Paperback – May 15, 2017
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REMEMBERING IS THE DUTY OF THOSE WHO LIVE IN EXCEPTIONAL TIMES
The 1980s were a pivotal time in the development of venture capital that led to great innovations throughout the world. As recounted in this third volume of journals, Jacques Vallee found his passion in this world, while he witnessed with concern the increasing manipulation and disinformation that discouraged rational research into ufology. But he persisted in his first-hand UFO investigations in the US, Europe, and South America, and here strips from the historical record the secrecy behind which research into the paranormal was being conducted.
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"When I first read Jacques Vallee, I knew immediately that I had found a writer who had something important to teach us about the history of Western esotericism, about the truths of traditional folklore, about the mysterious attraction of modern science fiction, and about the reality of paranormal phenomena." -- Professor Jeffrey Kripal, Rice University
"After Jacques Vallee, you will never again think the same way about UFOs" -- Utne Reader
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- Publisher : Anomalist Books (May 15, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 514 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1938398785
- ISBN-13 : 978-1938398780
- Item Weight : 1.5 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.03 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,105,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When it comes to strange science, fringe science, and the topic of UFOs and anomalous events (aka "anomalies"), I have always held Vallee in very high esteem, because he thinks very clearly and he is very grounded, and also because his primary hypothesis regarding the origins of UFO and anomalous events phenomena is pretty much the same as mine, namely, that they fall into the paranormal realm, and that the UFOs, Men In Black and other anomalies are essentially what the Tibetan Buddhists have, for thousands of years, called tulpas (sometimes referenced as tulkus), that is, temporary manifestations in our world of things from an alternate dimensional world or from the astral plane; this is sometimes referenced as a temporary appearance of interdimensional beings/things due to some degree of paranormal intervention (often on the part of persons who are present at the event, and who have, perhaps unknown to themselves, a certain degree of paranormal psi abilities).
In any case, I wish to extend my sincere heartfelt thanks to the author for having taken the time and energy to compile and edit this book, and to publish it. I appreciate it very much, and it was a very fun read! He is also a good writer, and a good social commentator.
For those who may not be familiar with this series, this book is the third volume in Vallee's series of books on his experiences in the realms of strange science, fringe science, alchemy/ormus, alternative health, metaphysics, paranormal research, and UFO & anomalies research, and it covers his memories of his experiences in these fields between 1957 and the end of 1980. Volume 1 of the series deals with his experiences and memories in these realms from 1957 through the end of 1969, and Volume 2 deals with his recollections of his experiences during the period 1970-1979.
Another large reason why I personally found the book to be of particular interest is because I had some interactions during that time period (1980 through the end of 1989) with at least two of the persons whom Vallee mentions repeatedly in his recollections in this series (i.e., volumes one, two and three). One of those persons was UFO/anomalies/paranormal topics author John Keel, and the other was the then-famed and at-times-infamous Dr. Andrija Puharich, the MD/psychiatrist turned strange science/paranormal researcher who had semi-stalked me -- as I have recounted in a tale recounted on one of my websites -- for a while in the early and mid-1980s under the mistaken belief (given to him largely by his favorite channelled entities (including the Council of Nine) that I was in possession of numerous long-lost "secret" Nikola Tesla documents and Tesla technical secrets regarding "free energy"; Puharich even claimed for a time that I was a reincarnation of Tesla, which is assuredly not true. (Interestingly, on the topic of reincarnations of Nikola Tesla, a few authors, podcasts, and websites have claimed that my friend and colleague, G. Patrick Flanagan, the inventor / researcher / scientist who wrote the "Pyramid Power" books in the 1970s, is a reincarnation of Tesla, and I find that newer variant of the claim to be far more reasonable and believable than the similar claim that Puharich had made about me back in the 1980s...!)
Overall, this is a great book! I recommend it highly! If you have any interests at all in the paranormal, history of paranormal research, UFOs and anomalies and/or the history of the UFO movement, the wild and wooly realms of fringe science and strange science, or metaphysics, then you, too, will be EXTREMELY happy once you have gotten your grubby little hands on a copy of this book!
Vallee’s courageous decision to allow his humanity to shine forth in such a personal manner helps one to explore and name their own innermost feelings, emotions, opinions, questions, doubts, sensitivities, affections, challenges, weaknesses, loves, etc. on the path of discovery.
Allowing his innermost impressions and sentiments to be broadcast is proof positive of aquired wisdom. We will never ever “get in touch” with the true nature of the hidden mysteries enveloping us without “inner truthfulness and uncompromising sincerety.” Vallee delivers just that.
We live in a world of unstoppable and unavoidable liars. “A humble admission of ignorance can be true wisdom.” Vallee stands up straight and peers unflinchingly into the eyes of reality as it pertains to family life and love, self-doubts, shyness, physical limitations, complex personalities, the coming of the digital age, incomprehensible subjects......with authenticity and accuracy.
In summary, Vallee gives extraordinary witness to what takes place in the mind and heart when confronted by so many powerful realities each day while simultaneously remaining open and available to what is beyond our ability to perceive, understand fully and decode. Vallee shows us the kind of character, integrity and humanness needed to always move forward in a positive way no matter what.
Man, I would love to have a one hour conversation with this great soul.
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Un témoignage important sur un pan de l'histoire culturelle assez peu connu de notre époque.