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UFOs, Lucifer, and the Alleged Return of Ahriman
on October 20, 2014
The cover of this book depicts 1950s UFO contactee George Van Tassel's idea of what a UFO looks like. Trevor Constable recounts how he visited Giant Rock to hear Van Tassel and a selection of strange disembodied voices. I read and quite enjoyed Constable's first book, They Live in the Sky. However, this was a let down. He seemed to have become obsessed with good vs evil religious thinking. Some examples: "By the year 2000 - if there is one for our species - hosts of young investigators in exobiology will be in full pursuit of the critters of our atmosphere"; "Ahriman has yet to incarnate, but he is coming soon"; "The Ahrimanic powers know that if we come to understand what is behind UFOs - spiritually no less than technically - the earth will be redeemed for Christ." He reveals himself to be a fan of Meade Layne and his Ether Ship theories of UFOs originating from "Etheria". Layne reckoned they were manifestations of thought forms. I don't see how that reconciles with his notion that UFOs are space animals, unless he considers that all forms of life are thought forms, but he doesn't say that.
The chapter on Wilhelm Reich vs. the UFOs at Organon I found to be most interesting. Jerome Eden has written on this in Planet in Trouble and Scavengers from Space, but they are out of print, so I would recommend this book for anyone wishing to learn more on this matter. Constable interviewed Reich's associate Robert McCullough and his recollections of events are of interest. The chapter on Ruth Drown and radionics is good too, but overall I was disappointed in The Cosmic Pulse of Life.