(he was ostracised, pilloried, villified .. and since he died, umpteen 'scientists' and writers have shamlessly
plagiarised his theories, presented them as 'original research' and made a fortune off Velikovsky's back)
See Velikovsky's 'World in Chaos', 'Worlds in Collision' and other titles. Don't know if they're still in print. You might find them at the
Book Repository (free postage worldwide) or on Ebay, etc. Worth the effort to track them down.
If you don't have these next guys on your list or on your bookshelf, here's another you might have to search for .. but again, well worth it. They
were the fathers/grandfathers of much of what today is being carted out/plagiarised and sold as 'new thought':
Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier
's book, "Morning of the Magicians".
: numerous titles. Some of Watson's speculations were later revealed as possibly over-credulous on his part, but he
covered a lot of ground, much of it rewarding to the reader. He held degrees in a number of the sciences and was a prolific writer, very entertaining
and informative .. another father/grandfather to the 'new age'
. Numerous titles. Wilson's endless enthusiasm for the lesser-discussed aspects of 'life' plus his prolific output,
have spurred millions to dig below the surface of the human experience and see beyond materialistic existence. Wilson has no boundaries -- he'll
expound on anything at all. Always entertaining and informative as well as providing readers with a jump-start to further research
Cathie, a New Zealander, was a commercial airline pilot who, after various experiences (personal and related) postulated a
theory (math based) re: a world energetic power-grid that's accessed by extraterrestrial craft for earth expeditions. Cathie also theorised that man
has weakened the theorised energy grid, and that the many UFO sightings during recent generations in particular, result from extraterrestrials'
attempts to repair the damaged grid in order to return the cosmos to its previous harmonised state. Etc.
T. C. Lethbridge
. A personal favourite amongst favourites, although his books are much slimmer than those of writers nominated above.
Lethbridge, as is often stated upfront, was a Cambridge don with strong academic base. Almost from the outset, he proved himself to be a bit of a
maverick through his often unorthodox approach to 'academically sacred' subjects. Ostracised and often discredited, Lethbridge was finally freed by
early retirement to pursue his more unorthodox interests, such as the 'reason' for ghosts' appearance under certain conditions and at certain
locations. Water, was Lethbridge's answer . . proximity to water, very often subterranean water.
Lethbridge is famous also for his work with pendulums and for anyone with an interest in pendulums and related subjects, a reading of Lethbridge is
very useful and reassuring, imo. As an aside, Lethbridge did a lot to popularise pendulums within recent generations and helped make semi-acceptable
their use in archaeology. Great read, great mind
D. Scott Rogo
Check his titles. You're probably familiar with at least some. If not .. mind-opening. He was one of the original of
the newer writers to research Out of Body Experience, survival of bodily death and all the states between. As usual, others have capitalised on
Rogo's original research and work, particularly after his murder.
John. G. Fuller
. You'll have read a lot of his work or will at least be familiar with his titles: ' The Interrupted Journey' (the
Betty and Barney Hill alien abduction which launched a thousand others and alerted the world to the then still rarely known 'alien' issue), 'The
Airmen Who Would Not Die', ' The Ghost of Flight 401', ' Arigo .. Surgeon of the Rusty Knife' ... and of course, the immensely
thought-provoking, 'The Ghost of 29 Megacycles' .. plus others.
And then, for when you're in the mood to track down their now largely out of print books (mostly from the 60s, 70s and later, as with the writers
: ' The Other Atlantis'
* Ruled a huge island - continent north of Britain called Atland - the 'Old Land'
* Colonised as far as India, Peru, Egypt and Greece - founded the Athenian state and gave the world democracy
* Bred real-life heroes, adventurers and priestesses who later became mythical deities like Neptune, Odin and Freya
* Used Britain as a penal colony
*Were all but destroyed in a cosmic cataclysm in 2193 BC
Also wrote 'The Secrets of Lost Atland'
John A. Keel
. You're undoubtedly familiar with his work on the West Virginian Mothman, but possibly less familiar with his works about
UFOs and the paranormal
Peter Tomkins & Christopher Bird
-- their books are staples:
' Secret Life of Plants' and 'Secrets of the Soil', for example, written a few decades apart, from memory. Did you know, for instance, that
ordinary rock-dust can regenerate a forest or grow you more than enough fruit and vegetables to feed your extended family ? Rock dust -- why weren't
you told, huh ? Think the Chemical barons had anything to do with suppression of such simple yet life-altering information ?
Stuffing cow-horns with cow manure and burying it at specific phase of the moon and facing specific direction for up to six months ? Why would anyone
do such a thing .. right ? Then why would they remove that now fragrant cow manure and mix it with water ? Bio-energetics ? Increased, nutritious
crops ? Could this be possible? And more astoundingly, could 'ignorant peasants' in dark Europe have been doing it for years, humming as they
stirred the mixture and not giving a damn what 'civilised Westerners' were doing meanwhile with their empty-foods, credit-cards and porn?
If you don't even bother to read this for your own sake, at least buy the book and put it aside safely for your children.
Will try to pop back later with other authors who were expounding about every possible topic you'll ever find on ATS, plus more ... forty and more
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