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Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters

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Following his bestselling Abduction, Pulitzer winner & Harvard professor John E. Mack, M.D. demonstrates how alien abduction phenomena demand a new way of examining the nature of reality & our place in the cosmos. Mack shook the world when he published in Abduction the results of his research involving clients who reported they'd had encounters with alien ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 26th 1999 by Crown Publishers (NYC)
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Mar 08, 2010 the_understudy rated it it was amazing
I have read several books on the the UFO and abduction phenomenon, but John E Mack brings more than a credible insight to this subject:

I am inquisitive and open minded, but have to say was slightly cynical of the the abduction subject, and in hindsight certainly ignorant of it prior to buying this book. It took me longer than it should to read this excellent book as after each paragraph I found myself cross referencing my own reading and beliefs.

The book is very well structured with a subtle p
Erik Graff
May 16, 2015 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: abduction fans
Recommended to Erik by: Michael Miley
Shelves: psychology
I've read Mack's alien abduction books in order, this being the second, and saw the Christopher Walken film based on the Strieber's Communion. The authority of the author is, in both cases, more impressive than the content of the books. A tenured faculty member of the Harvard Medical School and a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mack is undoubtedly intelligent. His exposition of cases of supposed alien abduction indicates, furthermore, that he is a compassionately client-centered therapist. His treatment ...more
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Nov 04, 2016 Jaime Dyson rated it it was amazing
Passport to the Cosmos is a must read for anyone interested in the alien abduction phenomenon, altered state contacts and interdimmensional encounters. Macks' approach to the subject is refreshing and dynamic. He approaches the material through the lens of personal transformation, instead of static data. In a world where we very quickly divide things into good or bad, this book reveals how embracing the unknown and tearing down ones long held belief systems (a sometimes painful process) can lead ...more
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Aug 07, 2011 Iona Stewart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Initially, the author's academic and seemingly critical approach to the subject of alien abduction irritated me. It appeared to me that the most important factor for him was the presentation of material evidence of the existence of these aliens and the veracity of the "experiencers'" accounts in the sense that it could be proven that these abductions had actually taken place on the physical plane in some way or another, which of course is hardly possible. It was as though what mattered most was ...more
Feb 19, 2016 Ricky rated it it was amazing
Passport to the Cosmos is a book that needs to be read; before it is judged. It has a very important message that needs to be considered and thought through. The continuity of so many people across the world and in all walks of life, saying very similar things from their experiences and being transformed in their understanding of our world and the creative universal force is something to behold. John E Mack, MD is an intelligent respected researcher who looks at all sides and leaves you to make ...more
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Aug 21, 2015 Joe Broadmeadow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Put aside your inner sceptic for a moment and explore the possibilities

The book presents an interesting, if difficult to accept, take on alien abduction phenomenon. Exploring it as more of a psychological rather than material matter

Well worth the read for those with an open mind
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American psychiatrist, writer, and professor at Harvard Medical School.

He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, and a leading authority on the spiritual or transformational effects of alleged alien abduction experiences.
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