Thursday, August 14, 2008

Deceptive Messengers

A couple of weeks ago I was sent a copy of a new edition of Jacques Vallee's classic 1979 book, Messengers of Deception. If you don't have the original, then the reprint - courtesy of Daily Grail Publishing - should definitely be at the very top of your "To Buy" list.

Vallee is, of course, a legendary figure within Ufology and the author of many books. For me, however, Messengers of Deception is his most important and relevant, and the one in which I personally feel he gets closest to the truth about certain aspects of the UFO puzzle.

If you are of a closed-mind when it comes to the issue of unidentified flying objects, and you only view things from the perspective of a black-and-white, nuts-and-bolts, "ET is among us and here to help" scenario, then you are very likely to find yourself disagreeing with Vallee in his thoughts, his observations and his conclusions.

If, however, you're not just another wide-eyed "I want to believe" type who salivates at the very words "Take me to your leader;" and if you didn't digest Vallee's book the first time around, I most definitely recommend you do so now. I first read the book when it was published (I would have been around 14 at the time), and I still re-read it every few years. And every time I do so, I get something new and thought-provoking from its pages. And something chilling, too.

Basically, the book is a first-class look at how, and why, the UFO subject and the people within it (both witnesses and researchers) have been carefully and ingeniously manipulated and stage-managed by shadowy figures with a plethora of agendas - and some of those agendas are distinctly sinister, too.

And I do not exaggerate when I say "sinister."

Within the 280 pages of Messengers of Deception, you will learn much about the psychological manipulation of the human mind, both at an individual level and at a collective level, and you will be exposed to a strange and surreal world where nothing is quite as it seems. This is a world where the UFO issue is predominantly a tool of influence, one designed to alter mind-sets, attitudes and much more - and possibly on a global scale, too.

The stark truth of the matter (a truth that the ufological die-hards who still yearn for the "good-old-days" of Ufology stubbornly refuse to believe) is that we have been conned, we have been deceived, and we have been manipulated by powerful characters, and to a point where deliberate and deceitful paradigm shifts have occurred that only benefit those with power, riches and dark motivations based around control of the masses and the creation of false belief systems. And, as Vallee expertly demonstrates, the UFO issue has proven to be a highly valuable tool in this manipulation.

Essential reading, excellent reading, yet ultimately highly disturbing reading too...

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