Alien Dawn: An Investigation Into the Contact Experience
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Alien Dawn: An Investigation Into the Contact Experience

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  83 ratings  ·  6 reviews
In over 80 books, Wilson has reported on a wide variety of alternate realities involving crime, sex & the occult, all based on the underlying premise that our everyday consciousness is meager compared with powers potentially available to us. This attempt at a synthesis of the alien/UFO phenomenon shows his encyclopedic strength to be also his weakness. In his zeal for...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 28th 1998 by Fromm International (NYC) (first published January 1st 1998)
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Owen Spencer
This author (a respected philosopher, author, and occult researcher) summarizes and synthesizes the UFO/alien abduction literature in an insightful and compulsively readable manner. "Alien Dawn" provides plausible explanations regarding the "what", "why", and "how" of UFOs and alien activities. Although this book fails to provide definite proof of the phenomena in question (how could it?) it succeeds in presenting loads of compelling evidence suggesting that all things in the universe are interc...more
lynne naranek
This book explores the entire gamut of "alien contact", and comes to some very thought-provoking conclusions.

It provides a sampling of a variety of contact experiences, sometimes revisiting the same experience in different chapters depending on the particular "angle" being explored.

I knew of Uri Geller and his spoon-bending abilities - what I *didn't* know is that he attributes his gaining the ability via alien influence. Did you?

I was also reminded of the fantastic yet true account of the abdu...more
Erik Graff
Jun 02, 2012 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Wilson fans, abduction fans
Recommended to Erik by: Michael Miley
Shelves: psychology
I've always gone out of my way to see Ken Russell and have usually left the theatre disappointed. He did The Devils in 1971 based on the Huxley history of the same title and he did that short bit in Aria which almost uniquely captures something of the nature of dreaming or a trip. That's why I return. But little of his other film work has impressed me very much.

So it is that I approach Colin Wilson. He did a few inspired books very, very well, but most of his work is derivative, written for the...more
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
I'd ratae this higher, except that it may be taken as endorsement of the content of this book rather than appreciation for its earnet, wide-ranging and totally uncritical survey of UFOlogy. Not one of Wilson's best crank books though and possibly the beginning of his rather tedious alternate history obsession.
Matt
Not sure I agree with conclusions but appreciate the well researched broad approach to the phenomenon .
C.J. Moseley


Good writing, intelligent deconstruction, but a fairly flawed appraisal of Ufology.
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Wilson was born and raised in Leicester, England, U.K. He left school at 16, worked in factories and various occupations, and read in his spare time. When Wilson was 24, Gollancz published The Outsider (1956) which examines the role of the social 'outsider' in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. These include Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse,...more
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