By John E. Mack

John E. Mack, M.D.
"Fascinating, suggestive, or even inspiring."
--The ny occasions publication Review
"A TRANSCENDENT, LANDMARK WORK...An terribly wealthy and unusual mind-expanding book.--Boston Herald
When revered Harvard psychiatrist John E. Mack, M.D., first released those astounding result of 4 years of in depth examine and research into alien abduction, he unleashed a firestorm of controversy. Now, during this paperback version, Mack solutions his critics, either believers and skeptics. Mack specializes in 13 usual americans (from approximately 100 case reports) who inform dramatic, inspiring, and remarkably comparable tales: repeated visits from large-eyed beings, mysterious machines, telepathy, invasive scientific tactics, hours lacking from their lives, and startling messages in regards to the future....
"Provocative...This e-book is a problem to any reader. It increases questions about how we are living in the world and with one another that the Western brain and tradition will be unable to disregard for an excessive amount of longer. It additionally increases questions about the character of truth; of time, area, power and the real nature of humanness. It opens the door to a truly severe redefinition of lifestyles as we all know it."
--Los Angeles instances booklet Review
"Strange and disturbing...Something is powering this rash of abduction claims, making it well worth the form of critical research Mack provides here.--San Francisco Chronicle
"A groundbreaking study...Credible and thought-provoking."
--Publishers Weekly

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Some abductees report that the aliens do 26 ABD U CTION n o t wish t o bring about change through coercion b u t rather through a change of consciousness that would lead to our choos­ ing a different course. " The abductees usually report fewer details of their return to Earth than they do of their abduction. Usually they are returned to the bed or car from which they were taken, but sometimes "mis­ takes" are made. They may be returned quite a distance, or even miles, away from their home. This is rare, and I have seen no cases of this kind, although Budd Hopkins has told me of such in­ stances.

7. A distinct but important aspect of this kind of transpersonal experience is an abductee 's sense of possessing a double human/alien identity. In their alien selves they may discover themselves doing many of the things that the "other" aliens have done to them and to other human beings, such as study­ ing their minds or even carrying out reproductive procedures. ALIEN ABDUCTIONS: AN OVERVIEW 35 The alien identity seems to be connected in some way with the soul of the human self, and one of the tasks the abductee then confronts is the integration of their human and alien selves, which takes on the character of a reensoulment of their human­ ity.

Whether this transformational ele­ ment is intrinsic to the abduction phenomenon itself, dependent in part on integrative therapeutic work with the investigator, or is a by-product of coming to terms with the traumatic nature of the ex­ periences, is one of the questions that will be explored in this book. TRAUMA The traumatic aspect has four dimensions. First are the experi­ ences themselves. To be paralyzed and taken against one's will by strange beings into a foreign enclosure and subjected to intrusive, rapelike procedures, some of which are especially humiliating to human dignity, is obviously highly disturbing.

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