The UFO Phenomenon: Fact, Fantasy and Disinformation

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 248 pages
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Are the lights and strange craft in our skies aliens from other galaxies—or the product of fraud, delusion, or mistaken identity?

John Michael Greer—a respected authority on the occult and the unexplained—reveals the secret hidden at the center of the UFO labyrinth. This meticulously researched guide plunges into the thick of the controversy with an unexpected and compelling approach to the UFO mystery, from Kenneth Arnold's 1947 sighting of the first "flying saucers" to present-day encounters.

Moving beyond the familiar debate between those who believe that UFOs are extraterrestrial in origin and those who believe UFOs do not exist at all, this unique work goes further to examine stranger and more rewarding topics—the nature of apparitions, the history of secret American aerospace technologies, the mythology of progress, and the role of popular culture in defining experienced reality.

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User Review  - JeremyPreacher - LibraryThing

UFOs are a subject I have no particular interest in, but I went on a John Michael Greer tear at the library, and figured "Why not?" I'm glad I did - this was a fascinating look at the history of UFO ... Read full review


User Review  - hunterking - Borders

Awesome, revealing disclosures, riveting and intelligently written. Read full review


one Before the Saucers Came Prehistory1947
two A Mystery in the Skies 19471966
three Waiting for First Contact 19661987
five The Barriers to Understanding
six The Unexamined Hypotheses
seven The Natural History of Apparitions
eight The Last Secret of the Cold War
nine The End of the Dream
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About the author (2009)

John Michael Greer (Western Maryland) has been a student of occult traditions and the unexplained for more than thirty years. A Freemason, a student of geomancy and sacred geometry, and a widely read blogger, he is also the author of numerous books, including Monsters, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult and Secrets of the Lost Symbol, and currently serves as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), a contemporary school of Druid nature spirituality. Greer has contributed articles to Renaissance Magazine, Golden Dawn Journal, Mezlim, New Moon Rising, Gnosis, and Alexandria.


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