- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Daily Grail Publishing; American edition (June 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 097572004X
- ISBN-13: 978-0975720042
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #654,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Messengers of Deception: UFO Contacts and Cults American Edition
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By the time he came to write 'Messengers of Deception,' Vallee had produced five earlier books on the subject, and was fairly confident that UFOs did not represent extraterrestrial craft of any kind ("I believe that UFOs are physically real. They represent a fantastic technology controlled by an unknown form of consciousness...they may not be from outer space.").
Almost thirty years later, Vallee, who contributes a new foreword to the current edition, is, like everyone else in the field, still in the dark about the exact nature of the subject under question.
What makes 'Messengers of Deception' particularly fascinating is that Vallee cautiously sketches out his belief that some agency with enormous power of various kinds is and has been "staging" thousands of technologically complex, essentially 'fake' UFO sightings around the world with the pointed intention of manipulating and guiding civilization, and man himself, in a very specific direction.
The apparent goal of this agency is to encourage mankind, via a belief in the impending arrival from the heavens of the benevolent 'space brothers,' to become anti-scientific, irrational, infantile, dependent, and endlessly hopeful that the essential problems of man---including his mortality---can be permanently overcome through the multi-prismed salvation the [false] "space brothers" offer.Read more ›
The deception goes further than the oft-contradictory message of the aliens: many on Earth are willing messengers of deception as well. The information gap caused by scientific, military, and governmental refusal to seriously consider the phenomenon's true nature have caused all manner of charletons and manipulators to fill the vacuum created by the willful refusal to acknowledge the reality of UFO incidents.
Many of Vallee's fears have already come to pass- the leaders of the Heaven's Gate suicide cult are chronicled nearly twenty years before their mass death. Vallee's observation that whoever is able to eventually control the UFO phenomena may well be coming true before our eyes, yet tragically most are unwilling to see the truth objectively.
This is a complex book that really needs careful reading more than once. If you do this, you'll never look at the UFO phenomena in the same way again.
Some of the themes initially explored in the author's 1975 book `The Invisible College' are re-engaged in MoD: the idea that the UFO phenomenon is possibly a super-cosmic algorithm acting as a barometric control system on human consciousness, may not be ET in origin, and that its predominant features are not only physical (he stresses the phenomenon has unmistakable hard, physical aspects) but psychic and social.
MoD reads more like a collection of loosely connected essays than a continuous narrative building a cohesive argument. In the first chapter `The Case Against the Spacecraft' the author outlines his doubts about the so-called extraterrestrial hypothesis. Vallee's objections are confined to the simplistic idea of UFOs being ET spacecraft engaged in `investigative surveillance' originally put forward in the 1950s by writers such as Donald Keyhoe, subsequently adopted by science fiction creations such as `The Day the Earth Stood Still' (1951) and Spielberg's CE3 & ET. Despite what some people mistakenly believe of him, Vallee does not reject the ETH per se: rather, he points out that any hypothesis to explain these phenomena needs to encompass all the data; i.e. why the enormous number of reported contacts?Read more ›
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If Jacques Vallee is right, we should all be in fear of our lives. He advances the hypothesis--one of several--that the much publicized alien "encounters" and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by horse with no name
Everything was Great! For being such an old book. I'm a very Happy Campwe, the book was in very great condition like the seller stated, he even contacted me to tell me more of the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Some interesting facts and conspiracy theories about UFO cults. Agreed with the message mostly just didn't like the writing or presentation. It was a hard read.Published 12 months ago by Richard Brown
In my opinion, this book is the most important work ever written on the topic of so-called 'UFOs'.
With millions of UFO sightings per year, apparently going back to... Read more
As with all his books on Amazon, well written and researched. He was the model for the French scientist in "Close Encounters" so can speak with authority on the subject. Read morePublished on August 15, 2014 by J. Taylor
Jacques Vallée does his best to debunk the evidence for UFOs being physical objects in this book. He says there are too many reported landings. Read morePublished on August 1, 2014 by Johns
A must read for any serious student of ufology. It's Vallee doing what he does best- by dismantling the sugar-coated New Age hippy dippy/dancing Jerry Garcia alien bears- he... Read morePublished on July 15, 2014 by erin danielle