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The Invisible College (1974) 73 eksemplarer
The UFO Enigma (1966) 57 eksemplarer
Fastwalker: A Novel (1996) 19 eksemplarer
Forbidden Science - Volume Four (2019) 14 eksemplarer
Le Sub-espace (1961) 8 eksemplarer
TRINITY: The Best-Kept Secret (2021) 8 eksemplarer
Stratagem (2006) 5 eksemplarer
Computer message systems (1984) 4 eksemplarer
O Satélite Sombrio 3 eksemplarer
Alintel (1986) 2 eksemplarer
UFO's controleren ons (1977) 2 eksemplarer
Enthüllungen 2 eksemplarer
De grens van de werkelijkheid UFO's ter discussie (1977) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Crónica de otros mundos (1998) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry (1972) — Forord — 161 eksemplarer
UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973 (2000) — Forord, nogle udgaver122 eksemplarer
The Hynek UFO Report (1977) — Forord, nogle udgaver116 eksemplarer
UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities (2011) — Forord — 56 eksemplarer
Ufo Danger Zone: Terror & Death in Brazil (1996) — Forord, nogle udgaver6 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Vallée, Jacques
Juridisk navn
Vallée, Jacques Fabrice
Andre navne
Sériel, Jérôme
Pontoise, France
San Francisco, California, USA
Vallee, Janine (wife)
Kort biografi
Jacques Vallee is one of today's most widely respected researchers of unexplained aerial phenomena. He earned a master's degree in astrophysics while living in France and holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University. Vallee is the author of several books about high technology and unidentified phenomena, including the seminal work Passport to Magonia, published in 1969. He lives in San Francisco.



In early 2021, while UFOs were enjoying a fresh vogue in the mass media and Washington D.C., I read the 2014 reissue of Jacques Vallee's third ufological book, Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers (1969). In this volume Vallee provides something like an inverted form of the "ancient astronaut theory" pioneered by Erich von Däniken in Chariots of the Gods (also 1969). Von Däniken's hypotheses tend to flatten the reality of gods and angels into visiting extraterrestrial humanoids with a sort of "science" that "we" now comprehend. Vallee sees similar trans-historical connections, but instead observes that modern UFOs are a reiteration of just the sort of stories that have been told perennially of gods, angels, and fairies. These are expressly stories of otherworldly people and phenomena that we don't understand, and we are just as ignorant of today's alleged ufonauts as the eighth-century French bishop Agobard was ignorant of the visitors in flying ships from the region they called "Magonia."

The continuities between the fairy faith and the tropes of ufology are conclusive, and drawn out through Vallee's chapter titles. "Visions of a Parallel World" involve encounters with extraordinary realities and non-human intelligences. These latter are "The Good People" who have their own polity, "The Secret Commonwealth." The abduction phenomenon is treated in "To Magonia ... and Back!" whether the destination is outer space or fairyland. The changeling mytheme and its modern mutations make us "Nurselings of Immortality."

Passport to Magonia resonates throughout with "The faint suspicion of a giant mystery, much larger than our current preoccupation with life on other planets" (58). At the same time, Vallee never abandons an acute skepticism, and a frustration with accounts that seem like pranks on an enormous scale. The mere falsity of any of the episodes cannot diminish the importance of the larger phenomenon; if nothing else, "these accounts show that it is possible to affect the lives of many people by showing them displays that are beyond their comprehension, or by convincing them that they have observed such phenomena, or by keeping alive the belief that their destiny is somehow controlled by occult forces" (20).

An appendix that is longer than the five body chapters of the book combined recounts "A Century of UFO Landings 1868-1968." These hundreds of data each consist of a short paragraph of some three or four sentences, indexed by date and location. One of the nineteenth-century items is Aleister Crowley's sighting of "two little men" in the Swiss Alps (191). (Crowley himself described them as "exactly the traditional gnome of German folk-tale; the Heinzelmanner that one sees sometimes on German beer mugs.") The acme of these landings in my view were the numerous visitations of the "air locomotive" in its 1897 travels across the United States. These are also treated more extensively in the body of the book under the heading "Look, But Do Not Touch."

Unlike von Däniken's superstitious reductionism, Vallee's careful "systematic documentation and literary illustration" (12) of the legendary dimensions of UFO lore and its precursors did not win him many readers in its initial publication. Fifty years later, though, it is still worth attention from anyone who would understand rather than fear or hope, when it comes to these perplexing stories. "We cannot be sure that we study something real, because we do not know what reality is; we can only be sure that our study will help us understand more, far more, about ourselves" (164).
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paradoxosalpha | Aug 9, 2021 |
> Babelio : https://www.babelio.com/livres/Vallee-Autres-dimensions--Chronique-des-contacts-...

> AUTRES DIMENSIONS, Chronique des contacts avec un autre monde, par Jacques Vallée. — “Mais qu’est-ce que ça veut dire” ? Pour Jacques Vallée tout a commencé en 1954. Rappelez-vous… Une noria de gens de tous les strates sociales, citadins, ruraux, voient dans le ciel et sur la terre des choses invraisemblables. Un capharnaüm incroyable qui modifie même l’équilibre de ceux qui perçoivent cette réalité. Pour certains elle est tangible, palpable au point que leur vie changera de sens et que des fenêtres seront ouvertes, béantes sur l’infini. Quant un sujet terrestre bien identifié se passionne pour les objets volants non identifiés, ça donne quoi ? Un immense point d’interrogation et un ouvrage captivant que notre chercheur vient de faire paraître aux éditions Laffont. Non, il ne croit pax aux martiens et autres bipèdes anthropomorphisés. Ce serait même la dernière hypothèse à retenir. Par contre, pour J. Vallée le phénomène est une réalité physique, bien plus grave, bien plus sérieuse qu’on ne le suppose. Le phénomène OVNI dépasse tout ce qu’on peut imaginer, puisque même après plus de trente ans d’investigation, aux USA comme en Europe, tous les spécialistes concluent : “C’est un authentique mystère.” Pendant de nombreuses années, les phénomènes OVNI ont servi de support à l’imagination humaine, une structure pour la tragédie humaine, une usine à rêves. Nous les répercutons sur notre cinéma, notre poésie, notre musique, notre science-fiction. Et ils se répercutent sur nous. Pourquoi le devraient-ils ? Ces phénomènes fonctionnent comme un système opérationnel de communication symbolique au niveau du globe. Ils ont une interaction avec quelque chose appartenant à la race humaine, mais nous ne savons quoi. Ils font partie de l’environnement, du système de contrôle de l’évolution de l’homme. Les OVNI sont des manifestations physiques impossibles à comprendre hors de leurs réalités psychiques et symboliques. Il s’agit d’un système spirituel qui se manifeste sur les humains et utilise les humains. Éd. Robert Laffont.
Nouvelles Clés, (12), Juillet/Août 1990, (p. 66)
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Joop-le-philosophe | Oct 12, 2020 |
21st Century, History, Folklore, UFO, Paranormal,
Magus_Manders | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2017 |
this is an interesting book co-authored by my favourite author on the topic (in fact, really the only one i still read on the subject).

jacques vallee's most important contribution to the field of 'ufology' was to change the debate from "are ufos real", as in, "are aliens and their spaceships visiting earth" to "there is a well-documented physical and emotional phenomena, with consistent characteristics that has been going on for much of recorded human history. what is it?"

he frustrates many of those inclined to believe the extra-terrestrial hypothesis (eth) but he's a scientist, and what anyone else thinks is not really his concern.

i quibble with the format of this book, and it is not necessarily required reading, but it has a place in your library along his 'trilogy' of dimensions, confrontations and revelations.

in the end, this book is really just one more in his 'call to arms' to scientists and researchers to ignore the noise of the eth adherents and start to treat this phenomenon as something worthy of serious study. sadly, almost 50 years into his work, it doesn't seem like we are any closer to this happening.
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burningdervish | 2 andre anmeldelser | Nov 29, 2016 |



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