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Love in an Alien Purgatory: The Life and Fantastic Art of David Huggins Paperback – September 1, 2009
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This is a LARGE format Trade Paperback that measures 8.5 by 11 inches and contains 84 images of paintings by David Huggins, most of which are in FULL COLOR. Note: MATURE CONTENT.
About the Author
Farah Yurdozu is a leading UFO researcher and author of several bestselling books. Fluent in Turkish, English, and Spanish, she is known on several continents as an authority on alien abductions, the paranormal, and the metaphysical. Farah, a resident of the New York City area, is a columnist for UFO Magazine, a journalist/ producer at Jerry Pippin Internet Radio, and a lecturer at UFO conferences worldwide.
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Within the last twenty-five years or so, bolstered to a great extent by the works of Whitley Streiber, the ET hypothesis has evolved into an ever darkening inter-dimensional mysticism comprised of runic crop circles, human abductions and cattle mutilations. All of which was confusing enough before adding into the mix the occasional appearance of Bigfoot, Mothman, skinwalker, fairy folk and assorted spirits of the dead and departed. One would think this has got to be about as deep as this rabbit hole can go, right? Wrong. Just when I thought things couldn't get any weirder along comes 'Love In An Alien Purgatory' by Farah Yurdozu and David Huggins. This slender, over sized paperback consisting of a mere 67 pages will only take about 20 to 30 minutes to read, depending on how much time you spend absorbing David Huggins artwork. However if you're anything like me these haunting, often times disturbing images will stay with you long after you finish. The old saying "A picture's worth a thousand words" was never more true.
These lifelong encounters endured by David Huggins transcend the field of contemporary Ufology, harkening back to a more ancient, magical worldview. This is particularly so in the area of inter-species intimacy and eroticism. The connections with Celtic and Scandinavian fairy brides and Fairyland abductions, global shamanic journeying and transformation and the more frightening aspects of possible demonic succubus deception will no doubt be bothersome to some readers. If there's one thing you can't fault David for is his honest and candid presentation of the facts as he knows them. One thing is certain, this book will not languish away in your bookcase. You will pull it out on a regular basis to revisit this unique, hypnotic and highly personal Otherworld.
Each painting is accompanied by a short commentary consisting of David's fragmentary memories of the encounter depicted in that particular work. His remarks are brief and to the point. There is no unsubstantiated conjecture or rambling analysis of what might have been taking place. There is no effort to provide a context, or outside form of validation. David's art and memories are laid bare before the reader leaving any final conclusions up to you. Hopefully this intermingling of divergent traditional streams of thought and belief won't weaken the books impact or desirability on its potential audience. I hope it strengthens it. Thank you David for this amazing visual document and special thanks to Farah Yurdozu for exhibiting the restraint and wisdom to let the paintings and memories speak for themselves without trying to force them into a more conventional framework or serve a private agenda. Truly 'Love in an Alien Purgatory' is a ground breaking work and unquestionably the first pictorial 'Grimoire' in UFO literature.
David Huggins never went through hypnotic regression process so his memories of his traumatic experiences are raw as they can be.
All images are explained and it is great how Farah Yurdozu is guiding us trough the experiences of David Huggins.
It doesn't meter if it is true or not, this book is an amazing representation of american folklore art and with the strong science fiction background this collection is a great art history piece.
I read it in 30 minutes but I keep going back to it night after night. So fascinating...
Good Christ what the hell is out there?
What makes this book unique is that you have an abductee who is an artist who has filled a gallery with his experiences. To put it into perspective, the one image of the now iconic alien "Grey" who is depicted on the cover of Communion took a great deal of effort between author Whitley Strieber and artist Ted Seth Jacobs (see [...]). The result of David's body of work, while intriguing to those interested in the phenomena, is a direct vision of abductee experiences with no outsider having interpreted what is being described. And even if an abductee had commissioned an artist to depict their experiences, the time, effort, and money involved would be astronomical. So what we have here comes directly from the experiencer, with what he saw being accurately depicted. And who knows, this body of work may even hold clues for solving the abduction enigma. When I look at these paintings I have to continue to tell myself that for David, these experiences are real. And that is mind blowing indeed. And I have to warn you, that some images are R rated. One of the main reasons David was chosen for these encounters seems to be for producing hybrid offspring the old fashioned way and is depicted in this book in a couple of paintings. Other paintings include nudity.
According to the author, and UFO investigator, Farah Yurdozu, David's encounters have some unique aspects not reported by most other abductees. Key is that the aliens have not shown him images of the future of Earth dying or being destroyed, a commonly reported encounter event. The aliens have not said they are here to save mankind or the planet, another commonly reported theme. David's encounters seem to all be geared toward his fathering hybrid children. And along the way, as you can imagine, David has experienced every emotion known as he tries to make sense of these incredible encounters. This explains the title of the book.
Alien abduction is so off the chart of normality that it is reasonable to wonder what kind of person would report this kind of encounter. From all accounts David is a normal person who is not here to try and convince non-believers. He is here for those that care to listen and want to see his extraordinary encounters with the unknown. And I for one, am glad he did.