MAGONIA
Editor: John RIMMER
Magazine:MAGONIA
Language:English


Interpreting Contemporary Vision and Belief

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Year:2004
Issue:N. 86 November
Contents
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Tag PDF: ABDUCTION pp. 3,4,5,7,8,18 ADAMSKI p. 3 ARNOLD p. 5 CONTACTEE pp. 3,6,20 KEEL p. 3 MAGONIA pp. 2,7,14,16,18,20 VALLEE p. 3
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Editorial Notes2

David SIVIERVisions Before Midnight. Witchcraft. Folklore and the Prehistory of the Abduction Phenomenon
Ever since Vallee and Keel put pen, or typewriter ribbon to paper in the 70s, it's been an axiom among proponents of the psychosocial hypothesis that the UFO phenomenon is merely the modem variant of a range of paranormal encounters and visitations by supernatural others. Despite their technological trappings, modem UFO sightings are merely the scientistic expression of deep religious and mystical impulses from within the human psyche, impulses, which have given rise to previous ages' myths of encounters with angels, demons, elves and ghosts.
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Michael McHUGHAlien Mimicry in Popular Culture
If aliens ever came to earth to trade, raid or simply take pictures for Galactic Geographic magazine, it always seemed to me that they would do so by disguising themselves and their technology in such a way that they simply blended in with the natives as much as possible. Either that, or they would hire locals to do much of the work for them and act as guides and interpreters. Even on earth, people who need to work or do business in foreign countries do this all the time, and also try to learn something of the native language and customs before they go.
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25 Years Ago14

The pelican writes
Scrutinising the Sceptics 15

Readers' Letters
Mail Colin BENNETT16
Mail Gareth J. MEDWAY16

Book Reviews
William Roll and Valerie Storey. Unleashed: Of poltergeists and murder, the curious story of Tina Resch. Paraview Pocket Books, 200417
Michael BUSBY, SOLVING THE 1897 AIRSHIP MYSTERY 17-18
Review: Michael BUSBY,SOLVING THE 1897 AIRSHIP MYSTERY - 2004
Alex Owen. The place of Enchantment: British occultism and the culture of the modern. University of Chicago Press, 2004. Corinna Treitel. A Science for the Soul: occultism and the genesis of the German Modern. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.18
Raymond E. FOWLER, SYNCHROFILE 18
Review: Raymond E. FOWLER,SYNCHROFILE - 2004
Peter BROOKESMITHDavid CLARKE, THE ANGEL OF MONS
Dubbed by some academics 'unofficial history', the base material of folk stories is neither necessarily true nor necessarily untrue. The narratives tend to dramatize emotions rather than be forensically picky as to facts
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(From: The Shooter's Journal [No 48, Summer 2004 )
Review: David CLARKE,THE ANGEL OF MONS - 2005

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Quaker Notes20