Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens [NOOK Book]

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George Eberhart
Mack's credentials are impressive; he's a Pulitzer Prize winner and professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School's Cambridge Hospital. He has investigated 76 UFO abduction cases over the past four years and here summarizes 13 of them, also offering his scholarly comments and controversial conclusions. These narratives involve scenarios that are sexually explicit, terrifyingly gruesome, and mind-numbingly chilling in their implications for the nature of reality. The individuals Mack portrays have experienced deeply traumatic events that have transformed their lives--for the worse at first, but ultimately for the better. According to Mack, the aliens are objectively real and seem to be abducting people for two purposes: (1) changing human consciousness to prevent the destruction of Earth's ecosystems and (2) creating offsping from aliens and humans. What sets Mack's book apart is his willingness to deal with some of his clients' assertions that they themselves are half-human and half-alien, at least psychologically or spiritually; his acceptance that the laws of physics can be broken (many abductees claim that the aliens can "float" them through solid objects such as doors and closed windows); his seemingly routine procedure to hypnotically regress abductees into previous incarnations; and his emphasis on spiritual transformation as the nexus of the abduction (even likening it to a shamanic expansion of consciousness). How much you agree with all this may depend on where you're coming from to begin with. Nonetheless, Mack has shown the psychiatric community that the UFO abduction syndrome is a real problem that deserves serious clinical attention.
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Described by the Boston Globe as the man "on the front lines of abductee research," Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard psychiatrist John E. Mack has investigated nearly 100 cases of alien abduction and has conducted hundreds of hours of interviews & treatment. This book includes 13 case histories from Mack's files--human interest stories of stirring emotional power, documenting the alien abductions reported by a wide cross-section of people from a variety of geographic regions. Anyone who reads this book with an open mind will be convinced that these accounts are not hallucinations or dreams, but real experiences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439190029
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 433,242
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Ok

    This book started off with a bang, but kind of dragged on and on toward the end. The book seemed to focus more on the spiritual aspects of abduction over the physical aspect. The book describes how each abductee accepted and shifted consciousness to grasp a new kind of reality. Each story empasized a deep concern for the future of the Earth as well as humans ability to spiritually progress to new realms of existence. There were times when I had trouble following the book, mainly because the abductions were so spiritually complex. Also, there were long drawn out explanations about the evolution of consciousness on the part of each abductee. Despite that, the book offered an interesting look at the emotional, and spiritual side of alien abductions.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    to the review below. . .

    Don't be so rude and condescending you ignorant prick

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    Truths in this book

    As one of many, I KNOW these things happen. Reconcile and accept they, like humans, are children of God. And we are all ONE with the Creator and co-creators.
    This book tells the truth based on my personal experiences of being taken.
    Enjoy the ride as you read this informative book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Carried away

    The book really started out we'll, but soon lost its objectivity and went off into new age mumbo jumbo accepting without amy question people who feel alienated in their surroundings and may be creating a world wherein they can feel unique and special, but not connected to reality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Totally true

    I once was abducted myself. By E.T. hahahahahahaha. This stuff is so stupid.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    I loved it

    I really loved how this book was written. I also loved how John E Mack was skeptical and wrote this book from a scientific point of view. It put things in a different perpective. It also scared the crap out of me.

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    Posted April 3, 2011

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