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A book of interest
am 24. Januar 2000
Dr. Mack seems to be treading new ground in his work with people who have come to be known as 'abduction experiencers'. If the abduction phenomenon is real in some sense, it is most likely taking place in another realm or dimension, at least to a great extent, according to dr. Mack. If, hypothetically, such another realm exists, it may be beyond the reach of the methods of science as we know it. It cannot be taken for granted that the natural laws would be exactly the same as in the world we are aquainted with, and since these laws and principles are the foundations of our science and our scientific methods have been structured in such a way as to bring forth the truth in natural laws that apply to this world, they may not be adequate to prove or disprove the existence of another realm or the reality of the abduction phenomenon. Therefore, however remote the possibility of other 'dimensions' may be, knowledge of them might likely only be gained through the treading of new paths.
In his book, dr. Mack points toward the cross-cultural aspects of the phenomenon and explores its linkage to indigenous cultures. This is a very interesting perspective and it may shed some new light on things. Also, symbolism is discussed in the book and its relation to what abduction experiencers claim to have experienced. Dr. Mack discusses what seem to him to be the emerging pictures of the phenomenon, after nearly a decade of study. Some of these include its relation to the deteriorating ecological status of the planet, a possible 'hybrid' project, and a common source of humans and the so called aliens, to name but a few.
Dr. Mack may not always be as critical as he could be, but it is questionable if such an attitude is in all cases the best way to bring forth what may be the true elements of an alleged phenomenon. In any case, the book provides a glimpse into the thoughts of a portion of humanity and as such, it can be quite valuable. Dr. Mack is an explorer of the frontier and his book is worth reading.