Tuesday, May 11, 2010

LSD, UFOs & Contactees

In my Contactees book, I included a couple of chapters on 1950s Contactee, Orfeo Angelucci. One of the things I highlighted in the Angelucci sections was the fact that at least some of the man's experiences may have occurred while he was under the influence of LSD. Indeed, as I also demonstrate, he may well have been deliberately, and secretly, dosed by certain elements of the official world that, at the time, were exploring the realms of mind-manipulation and altered states of perception (see the image in this post for more data on the matter of LSD and the murky realm of official secrecy).

So, I was particularly intrigued to see that over at The UFO Iconoclast(s) Tony Bragalia has a new post titled UFOs & LSD: The Secret Connection. In part, he says:

"The UFO phenomena is so utterly mind-bending that the best way to understand it may be to go out of our minds. The role of expanded consciousness and access to the alien world is revealed in private conversations this author has had with eminent men of science. This includes talks with the now-late Harvard Psychiatrist Dr. John Mack and Harvard Professor Dr. Timothy Leary. They provide keen insight into the ultimate secret of the UFO. They uncover the hyperdimensional world in which the UFO traverses. They also detail the interplay between altered states of matter, altered states of mind and contact with the alien.

"Other notable scientists have joined to divulge the role of expanded consciousness and communication with ET intelligence. They include ecologist Terence McKenna; physician Dr. John Lilly; psychiatrist Dr. Stanislav Grof and the father of space flight, visionary Jack Parsons. Their search for the answers to the questions about flying saucers have led to a telling conclusion: only if we open our 'doors of perception' will we be able to understand this alien intelligence."

Click here for the link to the complete article.

And, on related matters, for those of you who may be interested, here's my review of Andy Roberts' book Albion Dreaming: A Popular History of LSD in Britain.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Paracast & Contactees

A couple of weeks ago I recorded an episode of The Paracast - on the subject of my Contactees book. Also in on the interview was ufological legend, author, commentator and editor of Saucer Smear, Jim Moseley. Jim divulged much (some thoughtful, some scandalous, some hilarious, but all of it entertaining!) about some of the early figures he met from the Contactee field, including George Adamski himself. A lot of areas were covered in the interview, along with a great deal of theorizing regarding what may be at the heart of the Contactee controversy.

The interview is now online and available as a download right here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Austin, Texas & Contactees

I'll be speaking on the subject of my Contactees book on the evening of Saturday June 26 at the Austin Center for Spiritual Living; details of which can be found at the following link: www.AustinCSL.org.

And the actual location of the gig is: 4804 Grover Avenue, Austin, TX 78756.

If you're in Texas and can get along, let me know!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mufon and Contactees

I'll be speaking about my Contactees book on Sunday, June 13 for the Oklahoma chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). For more information, click on this link.