An excellent collection of writings about UFOs, contactees, governmental agencies, civilian research, and historical references to what are now called UFOs or ETs but may have been called other names in the past.
The narration was well done, and the various regional contactee accents were enjoyable, and not "over-the-top"
Many of UFO-related articles or books I've looked at, or lengthy interviews I had listened to usually focused on one incident or one type of strange event. Thus, I thought that all there was to cover was included in that article, book or interview. However, there were many details included in John Keel's writings that I had never heard before. His Men In Black information was much more detailed than what I had heard in lengthy interviews on MIB experiences. John Keel tied together commonalities in MIB experiences across time and regions. I really like the way he provides descriptions.
Some of John Keel's writings were selected from articles in magazines long out of print, yet managed to have more significant details than present day writings or interviews I've heard on the same topics in the past few years. I'm glad this collection has been preserved and made available.
What made this collection of John Keel's work interesting is the broad range of information that manages to include very unique and significant details, even to the point of discussing chemistry or metals at some points. The scientific approach John Keel used to gather information, and present it is refreshing. Part of the book discusses how research is done, both properly and improperly. Some good points there.
The history we have been taught at school and the information we get through the evening news has left out much of what is in this book, and that leaves too many people in the dark as to what is and has been going on. This is a good book for someone who wants an overview and at the same time likes to dip into some details and actual case studies.
of the greater reality.
This is the best introduction, explanation, and instruction book on the greater reality experienced by people in their dream states or consciously while out of body.
Robert Monroe's book is often referred to by other authors who share their out of body experiences and methods. Perhaps that is why some of the other authors' books lack specific details, maybe they assume people have started with Robert Monroe's books.
This, the first of Robert Monroe's books, is the most methodical and explanatory of the three. The second book, written about a decade later, is more relaxed, funny at times, adventurous, spiritual, and fascinating. The third book, also about another decade later, cycles back and incidents referred to here in this first book are viewed differently, and mysteries are revealed. The third book is a mature understanding of what has happened in the previous decades, examinations as to why we are born, who we are, humanity's purpose and destiny, and more on our evolution.
I hope the second and third books Robert Monroe wrote, Far Journeys and Ultimate Journey will soon follow in audible format as well.
The audible format does a lot to enhance the first book. There were moments in reading it in hardcover format that some sections were dry, yet having it read out loud in the Audible format was a different experience. The book retained my interest.
The descriptions of various layers of reality, referred to as Locale 1, Locale 2, Locale 3, etc., the very useful descriptions of how to achieve the out of body state, the many experiences shared of what happened, where he went, what he saw . . . all were interesting.
This book is both an excellent overview of not only the out of body experience but also of the reality experienced beyond the physical five senses. For the curious, this is the book to get the best description of what people are talking about when they talk about OBE (Out of Body) or NDE (Near Death Experiences.)
For those who have read Robert Monroe's books already, along with books by other OBE authors, this is a fun book to read again because if you've already read the trilogy, and remember how the books cycle back to the first book, it brings a smile to your face when you hear Bob Monroe relate what he went through, knowing what comes later as he gains a better understanding of who he is. And, because there is so much information in this one book, much may have been forgotten from before.
A classic, "the" OBE book to have.
This is almost two books in one. The first part is the memoir of an astronaut, starting from a childhood ranch life in West Texas and then going on to education and career as a Navy pilot, test pilot and making career moves toward the Apollo astronaut program. Dr Mitchell is a good writer and there were portions of his recollections where I felt moved.
Dr Mitchell is also a concise writer - in that he doesn't say in 100 words what can be said in 20. So, when I got to the second part of his book, where Dr Mitchell shared what he had learned in his Inner Explorations, I was challenged to keep up and felt like there was smoke coming out of my ears.
As a layperson (no doctorate in any of the Sciences) who is interested in Consciousness, I've been reading and listening to scientists in various fields, mostly physics or medical, who have spent years gathering and studying data on that which might be considered paranormal, or metaphysical, or non-physical, or spiritual.
Tom Campbell, Rupert Sheldrake, Bruce Lipton, Dean Radin, William Tiller, Russell Targ, Hal Putoff, Eben Alexander, Brian Weiss, Michael Newton, Fred Alan Wolf . . . and more, but that's all that comes to mind off the cuff.
I hadn't realized how "dumbed down" their information had been until I listened to Dr. Edgar Mitchell's work. The authors/speakers I had previously been learning from explained more expansively and more step-by-step. Also, for those who had Audible books, the books were 8 to 20+ hours long. Dr. Mitchell covers a greater range of subjects in the same field but in half of what is already a short audiobook.
Dr. Mitchells' metaphysical explorations, data-gathering and conclusions seem to be done first-hand not just a compilation of other's work and data. The information presented is a distillation, thus the brevity and compact nature of his presentation.
If a "mainstream science" thinker is getting their first contact with the information provided by Dr. Mitchell, I understand the few negative reviews as they may be recoiling from ideas that some still mock or fear to touch - if only to preserve their funding or jobs or belief system.
If books being published are any indication, there are more and more scientists pushing outward the boundaries of science. Bold pioneers of thought, these are the scientists that make a difference for humanity.
I'm going to go back periodically to the second half of Dr. Edgar Mitchell's book, and hopefully with more study and application and time I will have a greater understanding of his distilled wisdom, insights, and theories.
I have two beautiful girls. I also have a gun. A shovel and an alibi. And my boy. I used to be with it when I knew what " it" was
That scares the holy crap out of you. Awesome. I wish there was more. Listened to it four times. The descriptions and process of possession is an eye opener