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I'll have to look the site over. I know alot of people are real quick to jump on Freemasons. There are clandestine or black lodges, like P2, out there
but they are not affiliated with the Grand Lodges of Freemasonry. They are independent entities with their own separate Rites and Orders. Some people
have a hard time separating the two.
The best books I can recommend :
Messengers of Deception: UFO Contacts and Cults
by Dr. Jacques Vallee.
This book is written in an objective manner. Dr. Vallee is a scientist, not a priest, minister, or New Age guru. He explores links between different
cults, their histories, criminal activity, and the phenomena behind the movement.
Passport to Magonia: On UFOs, Folklore, and Parallel Worlds
by Dr. Jacques Vallee.
This book goes deeper into investigating the phenomena and looks at myth and folklore in history that parallels modern phenomena being reported.
Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld
by Patrick Harpur
This covers more than just UFO phenomena, but looks at paranormal phenomena, cryptids, and UFOs as a whole. It compares all of them and hypothesizes
how they are "Daimonic" projections of archetypes from a Platonic reality.
The Trickster and the Paranormal
by George P Hansen
This is similar to the book above, but goes deeper into the occult side of the phenomena. It also discusses the more dangerous aspects of interaction
with the phenomena, including insanity and animal mutilations.
[ii]The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
This looks more at the possible mechanics behind the phenomena and how it may operate. Some of the information is dated though and new theories have
replaced a number of the ones presented in the book. Its still a good read though.
Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality
by Dean Radin
This deals more with parapsychology but does touch a little on some aspects of the phenomena. Taken as a whole with the other books, it presents a
better picture of the phenomena and how it may operate on a parapsychological level.
I can't think of any good intro book. John Keel's books are probably easier to read, like The Mothman Prophecies
and Our Haunted Planet
but they are filled with speculation and Keel was just a journalist.
I know Jerome Clark has written some books on the subject. He has a new book this year,Hidden Realms, Lost Civilizations, and Beings from Other
, that may be informative.
Dean Radin has some more books that may be helpful, The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena
and Radiant Minds:
Scientists Explore the Dimensions of Consciousness
There is another author Philip J. Imbrogno, who I have not read yet, who has some fairly interesting books on the subject. I have to warn they are
from Llewelyn Publishing, which publishes lots of channeled propaganda. The books are:
Files From the Edge: A Paranormal Investigator's Explorations into High Strangeness
Ultraterrestrial Contact: A Paranormal Investigator's Explorations into the Hidden Abduction Epidemic
Interdimensional Universe: The New Science of UFOs, Paranormal Phenomena and Otherdimensional Beings
The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies
Lastly, Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal
, by C.G Jung
Always read and listen with a grain of salt, never take anything anyone says at face value, especially if it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. If the book promotes some new mystical thought, school, cult, guru, or utopian heaven on earth,
stay far away from it. Either they want your money to fill their wallets or they are actually dangerous.
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