Delusion

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John Hunt Publishing, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 157 pages
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This book is an attempt to explain the processes of delusion and in so-doing we find answers to some of the biggest mysteries: Alien abduction and UFO's Ghosts and the Paranormal Marketing, Propaganda and Religious mind control of the masses Is mankind ready for truth?
 

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Gardiner makes many good points in this short book. The book lacks proofreading and you will find many typos and grammar misconstructions. But these can be overlooked. The publisher seems to have been a small press.
I agreed with Gardiner about how some recent technologies, such as the television and today the internet, have most likely negatively impacted man's standing with respect to the rest of the world, indeed, the universe itself. Gardiner advocates returning to more natural settings. He doesn't seem to believe in a god, in the usual religious sense, but he does seem to believe in the unity of mankind. He proposes that perhaps there is a sort of immortality in that our thoughts, electromechanical impulses like waves or particles, may go on forever, or at least as long as the known universe continues.
This book will make you think and put you into a contemplative mood. Another reviewer indicated that some of the chapters seem like "fillers," such as the one covering internet fraud schemes. Here, the author merely repeats many of the unseemly, and unlikely, emails he has received from people, usually Nigerians, trying to have him complete a supposed transaction for them because they lack certain credentials or freedom. Obviously, the author never took them up on these proposals, but apparently some people do.
Colin Wilson gives a fine introduction, comparing Gardiner's book to Henry Miller's The Air Conditioned Nightmare. However, Wilson points out, Miller was not "a thinker," thus failed to really dig deeply into this matter of the plastic world of technology surrounding us now and sealing us off from the natural world in which humans have lived for so many thousands of years.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
Preface
5
Present Madness
10
Deception
19
Extensions
27
Food for Thought
33
Madness
40
Internet Enlightenment
50
Evolution
77
The Wheel
87
How?
94
Food for the Mind
108
Modern Man Myths
121
Conclusion
131
Appendix
137
Bibliography
152

Dumbing Down
66

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