New Saucerian unveils its latest ufological classic, Gray Barker's Book of Adamski, an in-depth look at George Adamski, perhaps the most famous UFO contactee who ever lived.
The Book of Adamski contains writings by George Adamski and various ufologists who knew him personally, such as Gray Barker, Desmond Leslie, Alice K. Wells, and Michael G. Mann.
I am an active MUFON investigator. I'm interested in learning more about Adamski but this is not the best option. I'll look for another.
Nobody who understands the way science has described how the universe works can believe that UFOs are nuts and bolts space/time vehicles from another point in the physical universe. So, one has to read between the lines with regard to the "real" reality of the testimony being offered in this book. Adamski was tuned in to something paranormal, as much as he himself tried to say it wasn't so. The psychology of visitation is matter for serious study and debate, and humiliating contactees does no service to anyone. The book is put together very well. First we have the testimony of Desmond Leslie--a Brit with both feet on the ground, who opines that there's something more to Adamski than just hallucinosis. Then Adamski's spiritual/philosophical teachings. Finally Gray Barker's take--which always contains deep wells of subtext.
Nate Daniels has a clear and comfortable delivery that made the book a pleasure to listen to.
Finally, the book delves further into the relationship between Gray Barker and Jim Moseley and the internecine squabbles between those in NICAP (and today MUFON) who want to only regard UFOs as interstellar or interdimensional vehicles--and those who want to investigate the more Jungian implications of the contactee experience.