By Jeffrey J. Kripal
Most students brush aside examine into the magical as pseudoscience, a frivolous pursuit for the paranoid or gullible. Even historians of faith, whose paintings evidently attends to occasions past the area of empirical technological know-how, have proven scant curiosity within the topic. however the background of psychical phenomena, Jeffrey J. Kripal contends, is an untapped resource of perception into the sacred and through tracing that historical past in the course of the final centuries of Western inspiration we will see its capability centrality to the severe learn of religion.
Kripal grounds his examine within the paintings of 4 significant figures within the historical past of paranormal study: psychical researcher Frederic Myers; author and stand-up comedian Charles castle; astronomer, laptop scientist, and ufologist Jacques Vallee; and thinker and sociologist Bertrand Méheust. via incisive analyses of those thinkers, Kripal ushers the reader right into a beguiling international someplace among truth, fiction, and fraud. The cultural historical past of telepathy, teleportation, and UFOs; a ghostly love tale; the occult dimensions of technological know-how fiction; chilly struggle psychic espionage; galactic colonialism; and the intimate dating among awareness and tradition all come jointly in Authors of the Impossible, a stunning and profound examine how the mystical bridges the sacred and the scientific.
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I never got the pizza and I’m sure the delivery person was miffed that I wasn’t there to pay him anything, or give him a tip. ” During one of my many conversations with the late abduction research pioneer, Budd Hopkins, he advised me not to submit to regressive hypnosis, even though he used it all the time, because after so many years of researching abduction myself, I probably wouldn’t be able to “trust” what I remembered. , from unconscious memories of my own research and would be 20 Real Encounters, Different Dimensions, and Otherworldly Beings Real Encounters 8/9/13 12:45 AM Page 21 My Personal Encounter Story It is common for people to experience amnesia after being abducted by aliens.
Tional theologies. Van Tassel founded the Ministry of Universal Wisdom based on his revelations of the Space Brothers. This ministry teaches the universal law, which operates on humankind in seven states: gender (male and female); the creator as cause; polarity of negative and positive; vibration; rhythm; ruled by the Council of Seven Lights, which had divided the Cosmos into sector systems and sectors. S On August 24, 1952, an alien named Solgonda invited Van Tassel to travel aboard a spaceship.