Extra-Planetary Experiences: Alien-Human Contact and the Expansion of Consciousness

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  • Copyright: 2012-03-19
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions
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Deep insights into human consciousness revealed by accounts of travel to other planets, moons, and stars

• Includes interviews with 7 people who have had extra-planetary experiences, including astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Norma Milanovich, and Ingo Swann

• Reveals the positive effects of these events on the interviewees’ lives, from cosmic consciousness and loss of fear of death to enhanced spiritual insights

• Contextualizes these accounts with 19th- and 20th-century reports as well as alien-human encounters in ancient Sumerian, Vedic, Egyptian, Tibetan, and biblical records

Since prehistoric times all cultures report encounters with strange beings and crafts from the sky as well as stories of extra-planetary experiences--that is, travel to other planets, moons, and stars. In the case of modern accounts, these benevolent alien-human interactions bear striking resemblance to one another, even among people with no knowledge of other alien-human claims. And all experiences marked a spiritual turning point in the person’s life, providing a loss of the fear of death, enhanced spiritual insights, a connection to cosmic consciousness, or increased motivation to be of service to humanity.

Exploring fresh dimensions of ET contact and extra-planetary experience (XPE) using Harvard professor and researcher John Mack’s witnessing approach to paranormal incidents, Thomas Streicher interviews 7 renowned people who have experienced XPE--including astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Norma Milanovich, and Stanford-tested remote viewer Ingo Swann--and shares the positive spiritual effects of XPE on their lives. Placing their experiences in the context of historical accounts of alien-human encounters from ancient Sumerian, Vedic, Egyptian, Tibetan, Hopi, Dogon, and biblical records as well as 19th- and 20th-century testimonies from Orfeo Angelucci, Billy Meier, Elizabeth Klarer, and others, the author reveals the similarities of these experiences with those of his interviewees. Streicher shows these experiences are not contrived hallucinations but genuine transformative spiritual awakenings akin to near-death and out-of-body experiences.

Author Biography

Thomas James Streicher, Ph.D. (1955-2013), a student of Dr. John Mack, earned his doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University. He was the founder and director of Divine Spark, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to helping people through free meals and other means to activate the divine spark within each of them.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.




Part 1
Exploring the Context of Extra-Planetary Experiences

1 Ancient Traditions and Modern Science
Accounts in Classic Texts
Indigenous Religions

2 Alien Abduction Experiences
What Are Alien Abduction Experiences?
Alternative Explanations of AA Es

3 Other Reality-Expanding Experiences
Near-Death Experiences
Remote Viewing of Other Planets
Exceptional Human Experiences
Extraterrestrial Dreams

4 Historical Reports of Experiences on Other Planets
Orfeo M. Angelucci (1912-1993)
George Adamski (1891-1965)
Elizabeth Klarer (1910-1994)
Claude Vorilhon (1946- )
Woodrow Derenberger (1943- )
Michel Desmarquet (1931- )
T. Lobsang Rampa (1910-1981)
Eduardo Albert “Billy” Meier (1937- )

Part 2
Interviews with Extra-Planetary Explorers

5 Lifting the Curtain
General Design of the Study
Study Limitations
Future Research

6 An Apollo Samadhi: Edgar Mitchell, Ph.D.

7 My Journeys to Alpha Centauri: Norma Milanovich, Ph.D.

8 The Crystalline Towers: Marilynn Hughes

9 Domes of Mars’ Arctic Circle: Gary Northcott

10 Another Time, Another Place: Alexandra Stark

11 A Stranger in a Strange Land (Exodus 2:22): Rev. Richard Kuykendall, D.Min.

12 Mission to Jupiter, April 27, 1973: Ingo Swann

Part 3
Where the Evidence Leads Us

13 Findings: Signposts of Changing Consciousness
Common Themes
Less Common Themes
Important Life Changes

14 Comparison with Alternative Explanations of Alien Experiences


Appendix A Participant Questionnaire

Appendix B Synopsis of Psychopathology Test Results




About the Author


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