Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Have UFOs and Aliens Shattered the Western World View?

In 1995, while living in Sedona, Harvard University psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of T.E. Lawrence, Dr. John E. Mack gave a talk on his research of alien encounters. Dr. Mack was considered to be a leading authority on the spiritual or transformational effects of alleged alien encounter experiences, sometimes referred to as the Abduction Phenomenon.

In 1994 Dr. Mack went to Zimbabwe, Africa to investigate an unusual occurrence. One morning in September 62 children at a small private school outside the capital of Harare reported seeing oval shaped objects hover over their playground at recess and strange beings make their way across their schoolyard. His research was fascinating and his nearly three hour informal talk was rewarding.

In his best-selling book, Abduction: Human Encounters With Aliens, he reports on his investigation and treatment of nearly one hundred abductees and has reached the conclusion that such encounters often have positive effects. "I have come to see that the abduction phenomenon has important philosophical, spiritual, and social implications."

Dr. Mack further stated that as the experiences of the abductees was brought into full consciousness, they seemed to feel increasingly a sense of oneness with all beings and all of creation, and this is often expressed through a special love of nature and a deep connection with animals and animal spirits.

According to Dr. Mack, many, if not most of the abductees with whom he as worked extensively, had come to feel that their enhanced spiritual awareness must be translated into some sort of teaching or higher purpose. Although they were saddened, or felt hopeless about the ecology of our planet and continuation of life-forms, they believed that they must do something about preserving life on earth. It’s interesting that many of these subjects have changed their careers in order to fulfill their newly discovered purpose in life and that they feel a particular responsibility to inspire a new consciousness on earth.

Dr. Mack’s next book Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters, is a further study of the alien abduction phenomena and the spiritual implications.

Sadly Dr. Mack’s important work was cut short by his untimely death in 2004, although his Foundation is still active.

I personally believe John E. Mack’s work was, and is, of great importance in UFO abduction literature. And I’m sure his books will be considered classics for many years.



Q said...

Very interesting!
I do think there are many different life forms in the universe and Earthlings are just one of them!
Thanks for the u-tubes.

Ricky Kendall said...

I enjoyed Mr. Mack's words very much. That 90% of the universe that we can't see could contain entities and influences that touch us every day. There may be forms from other planets that reach us but we can't discard the influences from that invisible universe that the scientists are strugglig so hard to locate.