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Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters
John E. Mack

In his follow-up to Abduction, John E. Mack, M.D., demonstrates how the alien abduction phenomenon calls for a revolutionary new way of examining the nature of reality and our place in the cosmos.. "For Mack, the alien abduction phenomenon is nothing short of a cosmic wake-up call to humans that we do indeed live in a world filled with spirits and beings who can cross the barrier we have thrown up between the material and immaterial worlds. Drawing on the rich tradition of non-Western and indigenous cultures, which more readily accept that we live in a multidimensional universe, Mack persuasively shows that by broadening our definition of "what is real," we can begin to explore a phenomenon that has deep and lasting implications for humanity.


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In his follow-up to Abduction, John E. Mack, M.D., demonstrates how the alien abduction phenomenon calls for a revolutionary new way of examining the nature of reality and our place in the cosmos.. "For Mack, the alien abduction phenomenon is nothing short of a cosmic wake-up call to humans that we do indeed live in a world filled with spirits and beings who can cross the barrier we have thrown up between the material and immaterial worlds. Drawing on the rich tradition of non-Western and indigenous cultures, which more readily accept that we live in a multidimensional universe, Mack persuasively shows that by broadening our definition of "what is real," we can begin to explore a phenomenon that has deep and lasting implications for humanity.


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In his groundbreaking follow-up to the best-selling Abduction, Pulitzer Prize-winner John E. Mack, M.D., powerfully demonstrates how the alien abduction phenomenon calls for a revolutionary new way of examining the nature of reality and our place in the cosmos.
Harvard professor John E. Mack stunned the world when he first published in Abduction the astonishing results of his extensive research involving clients who reported they had had encounters with alien life-forms. In Passport to the Cosmos, Mack, who has done additional research with abductees in the United States and around the world, provocatively asserts that this phenomenon is part of a new era in human consciousness, a time in which we must be willing to embrace the idea that alien visitation is real on some level.

For Mack, the alien abduction phenomenon is nothing short of a cosmic wake-up call to humans that we do indeed live in a world filled with spirits and beings who can cross the barrier we have thrown up between the material and immaterial worlds. Drawing on the rich tradition of non-Western and indigenous cultures, which more readily accept that we live in a multidimensional universe, Mack persuasively shows that by broadening our definition of "what is real," we can begin to explore a phenomenon that has deep and lasting implications for humanity.

By sharing the vivid and dramatic encounters of experiencers, Mack illuminates a phenomenon that has shattered the worldviews of the people who have experienced it. Time and time again, experiencers from all cultures say their lives have been radically altered by their encounters with aliens in ways that are both traumatic and transformative. This transformation seems to be an intrinsic part of the alien abduction phenomenon, which is marked by a variety of elements that go beyond the physical manifestation of alien visitation.

In Passport to the Cosmos, John Mack further solidifies his reputation as a brave pioneer on the forefront of the science of human experience, an authoritative voice that will take us into the twenty-first century.



From The Critics
Library Journal

The Harvard psychiatrist, whose best-selling Abduction argued that aliens indeed visit us, here claims that these "visitations" prove we are being guided by intelligent beings from beyond.

Kirkus Reviews

Mack has taken on the prophetic tone of Whitley Strieber in his latest works about alien contact, a tone that can become annoying.




What People Are Saying

Passport to the Cosmos provides the most sophisticated and insightful analysis to date about alien abduction phenomena. John Mack deserves not only praise for offering such a perceptive analysis of this phenomenon, but also thanks for holding his ground in the face of critics who cannot tolerate the possibility that humans are encountering an 'otherness' that does not fit into categories acceptable to our civilization."
Michael Zimmerman, (chair of the Department of Philosophy, Tulane University)

John Mack's research on the challenging phenomenon of alien abduction represents a stunning breakthrough in our understanding of ourselves and our place in the larger cosmos. With a rare combination of empiricism, reason, and empathy he skillfully guides us to reconsider our attachment to the bankrupt materialist worldview and open our minds to the possibilities of a universe of awesome diversity
Ralph Metzner, (Ph.D., psychologist and author of Green Psychology)

John Mack has again gone where others dare not go in pursuit of the truth about mysterious abduction experiences. Through research by such serious, qualified, and respected academics as John Mack, understanding of these events will eventually emerge."
Edgar Mitchell, (Sc.D., astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences)