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.
Praise for Atlantis by John Michael Greer "A fair, fascinating, and clearly referenced overview of Atlantis...[with] thought-provoking reflections about our present culture."—Mysteries Magazine
Even though sightings of both Bigfoot and UFOs occurring at the same times and places are not uncommonly reported by eyewitnesses, the concurrence of such events is generally dismissed as coincidental, and any possible substantial connection between the two phenomena is not considered a matter of serious inquiry. Rob Riggs and Tom Burnette, co-authors of Bigfoot: Exploring the Myth and Discovering the Truth, discuss the possible connection.
The popularity of conspiracy theories seems to ebb and flow with the times, and right now there could not be more popular conspiracy books than those of Dan Brown. The author of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons has recently released his third book featuring symboligist Robert Langdon: The Lost Symbol. Dealing with Freemasonry and its "influence," how can myth be separated from fact? John Michael Greer's new encyclopedic Secrets of the Lost Symbol details, word for word and topic by topic, the truth of the who, what, when, and where of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.
December 21, 2012 has been cited as being "the end of the world as we know it," based on the end of the Mayan long-count calendar. What inspires us to adhere to such annihilistic beliefs? J. Allan Danelek, author of 2012: Extinction or Utopia, explains.
As winter slowly comes to an end, it can feel like it’s taking forever for nature to arise from its catacombs of rest. This is the time of year when we eagerly await the comfort of warmer temperatures. We gaze at tree tops and inspect for any signs of life, any possible leafy sprout, heralding the green opulence to come. We are not the only ones who venture out of our sanctuaries as the season...
One of the rarest types of UFO encounter is an onboard experience or a face-to-face encounter with an actual extraterrestrial. In my twenty years of UFO investigations, I have uncovered only a handful of these types of very close encounters. ...
In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. This is very much the core of the western mindset, where nature is something external to oneself to be "conquered." Human individuality and the Will of the magician are thought to be somehow... read this article