Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens

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Scribner's, 1994 - Social Science - 432 pages
John E. Mack, M.D., has investigated nearly one hundred cases of alien abduction and has conducted hundreds of hours of interviews and treatment. He takes his clients' accounts seriously, and in Abduction he makes clear why he believes their testimony may transform the foundations of human thought as profoundly as did Copernicus's proof that the earth is not the center of the universe. Writing with the authority and insight that have been the hallmarks of his distinguished career as a psychiatrist and writer, Dr. Mack emphasizes his clients' psychological and spiritual transformations, and he illuminates the vast implications of the abduction experience for his understanding of human psychology and of our identity as a species on this planet. Never before has a book on alien abductions included case histories from such a wide cross-section of men and women from a variety of geographic regions and economic and educational levels, who had never met one another or compared their stories. Abduction will persuade every reader with an open mind that these accounts are not hallucinations, not dreams, but real experiences. Throughout Abduction, Dr. Mack focuses especially on the supportive and collaborative relationship between doctor and client. Here are vivid, dramatic, often inspiring stories of people undergoing - and triumphantly coming to understand - the greatest traumas of their lives. In Dr. Mack's retellings, these accounts of alien abduction become human interest stories of stirring emotional power. Eye-opening, provocative, and above all authoritative, Abduction makes an important contribution to the literature on human consciousness.

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Mack (Psychiatry/Harvard Med.) won a Pulitzer Prize for his life of T.E. Lawrence (A Prince of Our Disorder, 1976); more recently he teamed with Rita S. Rogers for the superb The Alchemy of Survival ... Read full review

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The author, John E. Mack, is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. This book is the outcome of him listening to alien abduction stories from hundreds of his patients and taking them ... Read full review


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David Mack is the national bestselling author of more than twenty novels and novellas, including"Wildfire", "Harbinger", "Reap the Whirlwind", "Precipice", "Road of Bones", "Promises Broken", "Rise Like Lions", and the "Star Trek Destiny" trilogy: "Gods of Night", "Mere Mortals", and "Lost Souls". He developed the "Star Trek Vanguard" series concept with editor Marco Palmieri. His first work of original fiction is the critically acclaimed supernatural thriller "The Calling". In addition to novels, Mack's writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), film, short fiction, magazines, newspapers, comic books, computer games, radio, and the Internet. His upcoming works include the new "Star Trek Vanguard" novel "Storming Heaven", an epic 24th-century "Star Trek: The Next Generation" trilogy, and a new original supernatural thriller. Mack resides in New York City with his wife, Kara.

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