Monday, July 21, 2008

BoA:Audio Season Finale with guest Jacques Vallee

An episode nine months in the making, it's the season finale of BoA:Audio, Season III featuring an icon in the world of esoterica, the legendary Jacques Vallee. In this nearly two-hour conversation, we'll be covering a plethora of topics related to Vallee's groundbreaking research. Among the topics discussed: the impetus for the "Vallee renaissance" of the last year, an in-depth examination of the problems with the ETH theory of UFOs, Vallee on contemporary Ufology & the media, and how UFO studies have changed over the last 20 years.

Additionally, we'll have a thorough look at a number of highlights and themes found in Messengers of Deception and the Alien Contact Trilogy (Dimensions, Confrontations, and Revelations) including Vallee's prescient research on UFO cults, why proving UFOs are real is no longer relevant since the public already believes they exist, use of scientific equipment on UFO investigations, the "six social effects caused by belief in UFOs," specialization in Ufology and why Jacques thinks that has changed for the better, the French close encounter wave of the 1950's, and classic scholars whose work mirrored contemporary Ufology.

We'll also find out what Jacques meant by his famous quote "I'm certain that UFOs are reality, but I'll be disappointed if they turn out to be only spacecraft from outer space," Occam's Razor and UFOs, sincerity of witnesses, the paradox of UFOs breaking the perceived "non-involvement" policy that many in Ufology claim they adhere to, cattle mutilations, the nature of government UFO documents, and Ufologists driven by the need for vindication.

And, as always, tons and tons more.

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