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Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters

by John E. Mack

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Initially, the author’s academic and seemingly critical approach to the subject of alien abduction irritated me. It appeared to me that the most important factor for him was the presentation of material evidence of the existence of these aliens and the veracity of the “experiencers’” accounts in the sense that it could be proven that these abductions had actually taken place on the physical plane in some way or another, which of course is hardly possible. It was as though what mattered most was what his peers thought. The author was new to me, since I hadn’t read his previous book “Abduction”.

Later in the book Mack convinced me of his belief in the various accounts of the abductees he’d worked with, owing to the depth of their experiences, perhaps particularly their emotional response to them, even though these may not actually have occurred or be occurring on the physical plane – which in fact is of no significance. (my comment).

As opposed to Dolores Cannon, for instance, who presents us with the experiences of individual abductees and the like, one at a time, by interviewing them under deep regression, Mack gifts us with an overview of the various aspects of abductee experiences, collating and comparing the individual experiences.

This is the first book I’ve read in which the author availed himself/herself of an academic, professional and ontological approach to the subject, and I ended by deeply appreciating his modus operandi.

We’re offered the information that these experiences, though often physically invasive, occasionally to the point of torture, and thus terrifying, have as a potential end result great spiritual development, in fact total transformation. Actually, as far as I understand, it is precisely owing to the terrifying nature of the abductees’ experiences that their total belief system and world view are “shattered”, transformation practically being forced upon them.

New to me was the implication that despite the negative factors of these experiences, the true meaning or aim of the aliens’ behaviour towards us is their desire to provide us with advanced knowledge and to aid us in raising our vibration/consciousness so we better can survive the challenging times ahead culminating in the earth changes at the end of 2012. The matter is somewhat unclear, but it appears that the aliens come not only to help us but to help themselves. Some abductees report that the aliens may have breeding problems and need humans for their long-term survival. hence their use of us to create hybrids to “replenish their stock.” These hybrids are more highly developed than us, while having emotional qualities which the aliens seem to lack, Others report that we humans, who are in the process of destroying our own planet. may need a new planet to live on, and it might be easier for these hybrids to exist in another world. (And the aliens themselves may stand in need of a new planet.)

This book presents information about beings vastly more developed than ourselves, and many experiencers have attained remarkable, altered states, a higher vibration and virtual Samadhi-like states, They feel that they have been blasted into a total transformative experience.

It is as though the more terrifying the experience, the greater the capacity for personal growth, “a very deep heart opening” and “an incredible love for people”, this being what Whitley Strieber experienced. Reptilian beings can be particularly frightening, and one woman responded by bombarding the beings with love energy. They began to “shriek”, ran and “backed off through the wall”. In short, the vile actions of these beings can “provoke” us into resorting to the power of love, the greatest force in the universe, and thus regaining contact with the Source. This is what engenders true healing.

Some abductees are aware that these negative beings reflect dark sides of their own nature, and it seems to me that it may not be everyone or anyone who is likely to experience abduction, but precisely those who have lacked a connection to Source, have not initially believed in the existence of aliens, and have in some way had a “need” to be “ripped from reality” in order to establish or re-establish this connection.

In the final end it is as though the whole point of the abduction experience, at least as regards the individual abductee, is to be provoked to return to Source. Some experience that they have always known the aliens, that they in fact have a deep, inner connection. In personal relationships with aliens, a deep love can arise, much deeper than is possible in human relationships.

There is much talk of Home, another word for Source, and the incredible love to be experienced there.

This book goes deeply into the spiritual experiences of the abductees and has given me an insight into the etiology of the phenomenon that I could not have imagined. I knew nothing of the spiritual side of the matter before. This is an important work which has expanded my world view, thus contributing to my own personal development. I strongly recommend that you read it. ( )
  IonaS | Sep 15, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0517705680, Hardcover)

In his groundbreaking follow-up to the best-selling Abduction, Pulitzer Prize-winner John E. Mack, M.D., powerfully demonstrates how the alien abduction phenomenon calls for a revolutionary new way of examining the nature of reality and our place in the cosmos.
Harvard professor John E. Mack stunned the world when he first published in Abduction the astonishing results of his extensive research involving clients who reported they had had encounters with alien life-forms. In Passport to the Cosmos, Mack, who has done additional research with abductees in the United States and around the world, provocatively asserts that this phenomenon is part of a new era in human consciousness, a time in which we must be willing to embrace the idea that alien visitation is real on some level.

For Mack, the alien abduction phenomenon is nothing short of a cosmic wake-up call to humans that we do indeed live in a world filled with spirits and beings who can cross the barrier we have thrown up between the material and immaterial worlds. Drawing on the rich tradition of non-Western and indigenous cultures, which more readily accept that we live in a multidimensional universe, Mack persuasively shows that by broadening our definition of "what is real," we can begin to explore a phenomenon that has deep and lasting implications for humanity.

By sharing the vivid and dramatic encounters of experiencers, Mack illuminates a phenomenon that has shattered the worldviews of the people who have experienced it. Time and time again, experiencers from all cultures say their lives have been radically altered by their encounters with aliens in ways that are both traumatic and transformative. This transformation seems to be an intrinsic part of the alien abduction phenomenon, which is marked by a variety of elements that go beyond the physical manifestation of alien visitation.
In Passport to the Cosmos, John Mack further solidifies his reputation as a brave pioneer on the forefront of the science of human experience, an authoritative voice that will take us into the twenty-first century.

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