David M. Jacobs Discusses Alien Abductions

A great conversation with David M. Jacobs about UFOs, aliens and his book, Walking Among Us.


What is this book about?

Walking Among Us describes the methods by which hybrid aliens are infiltrating into human society. It outlines exactly how they live in apartments, get food, furniture, and become normal citizens in America.

How and when did you become interested in the study of UFOs and aliens?

I was trained as a historian but as a sideline in 1965, while an undergraduate at UCLA, I became interested in studying UFO reports. By 1968, in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, I was a UFO field investigator reading and learning everything I could about the subject. I obtained my PhD in 1973 and in 1974 taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, before moving to Temple University in Philadelphia in 1975. Starting in 1977, I began teaching “UFOs and American Society” in the American Studies program. It was the only full credit, upper level, course on the subject in the country. After meeting pioneer abduction researcher Budd Hopkins in 1982, I studied the subject under his tutelage and began doing hypnosis with abductees in 1986. I have previously published four books about UFOs and abductions: The UFO Controversy in America (1975), Secret Life (1992), The Threat (1997), and UFOs and Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge (edited, 2000).

What do aliens look like?

Some look like the standard gray aliens that one sees in advertisements and on the sides of buses. Actually, there are several types all working together. Insectlike ones appear to be in charge, tall and small gray ones do much of the “medical” work, then there are “hybrids” that are combinations of humans and aliens. These hybrids run the gamut from quite alien looking to being quite human looking.

What happens during abductions?

I have written three books outlining this question. It is important to know that all communication with aliens is telepathic and abductees are under complete mental and physical control during abductions.  In most abductions there are a series of “Table Procedures” during which physical, mental, and reproductive activities are administered to people.  These include taking sperm, ova, along with neurological events such as staring into a person’s open eyes from a distance of a few inches or even touching foreheads. Most procedures are unrecognizable as a human physician’s examination. Then they are required to have interactions with odd looking beings who resemble a cross between aliens and humans. They see these beings as babies, toddlers, children, adolescents, young adults, mature adults, and, for some reason, not older adults.  They have specific interaction with these beings and they are incorporated into the abduction milieu with “jobs” to do and they faithfully carry out their responsibilities.  When they return from abductions, they forget within seconds what has happened to them.

Are aliens studying and experimenting on humans?

This is a common misconception.  There is no evidence that this is a study of humans or a learning situation.  The abduction phenomenon is a program with a beginning, middle, and end.  It is goal directed.

How are aliens going to achieve their goals?

There will be a gradual societal integration of human looking hybrids, whom I call “hubrids” who, with abductee’s help, will integrate into the society.  Eventually their numbers will match those of humans and they will be able to accomplish their as yet unknown goals

Why is this book different than other books about UFO abductions?

After fifty years of studying UFOs and abductions this book is the culmination of my work. The thrust of the abduction phenomenon has been to use abductees in a program of alien integration into the society. Starting in 2003, I began to hear accounts of the implementation of that program as abductees told me about helping hybrids live here. The book describes, in part, the critical role that abductees play in this invasion. It gives testimony about how abductees are helping hybrids become citizens who live and work here.


David M. Jacobs is an American historian and recently retired associate professor of history at Temple University specializing in 20th-century American history and culture. Jacobs is also well known in the field of UFOlogy for his research and authoring of books on the subject of alien abductions.

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“Something Out There” – A Conversation with Bryan Sykes

Enjoy the conversation below with Bryan Sykes about the search for Bigfoot and his book, Bigfoot, Yeti and the Last Neanderthal.


Why did you, a well-known scientist, embark on the project in the first place?

Basically, like a lot of people, I was curious to know the answer to the question–Do these creatures exist? And I had the DNA tools to answer it.

Why did you risk your reputation by working in such a murky field?

I agree it is an eccentric topic to pick, but I always thought it fell well within the sphere of proper scientific enquiry. I would not have embarked on this project when I was younger.

What did your colleagues think of your decision?

Some thought I was crazy, but a reassuring number of very senior colleagues, like me, it fell well within the realm of science.

Did you have other reasons other than curiosity?

Yes, I was frustrated that so many media report of samples sent to labs for DNA tests were never followed up–and the results were never published. It was all very unsatisfactory. I was also irritated by those in the Bigfoot community who declared that they had been “rejected by science.” Science doesn’t reject anything, just examines the evidence.

There have been well-publicized accounts, for example the Sasquatch Genome Project, of identification by DNA of Bigfoot as a hybrid between humans and other animals. What is your opinion?

This work was never published in a proper peer-reviewed journal. What I saw of the project I thought was very poor science. I set out to publish the results in a mainstream journal and have done just that. (Sykes BC et al., Proc. R. Soc. B 2014 281 20140843)

What did the results show you?

In general, the hairs attributed to yetis and Bigfoot etc., by collectors were from a range of common animals living in their normal range. There were bears, raccoons, wolves, deer, even a porcupine and also feral domestics like cattle and horse. The two unexpected results: The first as from a “yeti mummy” from the Himalayas which was a genetic match to a polar bear; and the second was from Zana, an “apewoman” from the Causasus mountains captured in the mid-nineteenth century whose DNA was a total surprise. I am doing further work to make sense of it.

How did the Bigfoot community react to your findings?

In different ways. No doubt some were disappointed that I had identified their precious hair as coming from a bear, etc. A few directed that disappointment at was me, which was unreasonable. All I had done was to identify what they had given me.

But most reacted by welcoming the fact that there was now a scientifically acceptable way of proving what they believed to be “out there” and returned to their researched with renewed enthusiasm and determination to find the real thing…

Will you be continuing with this research?

No, other than finishing off the Zana work. Though I had not disproved the existence of yeti and Bigfoot, and never could, I just don’t think there is enough to work on, at the moment anyway. That said, I would be very interested to analyze what I call the “Golden Hair” — a genuine yeti or Bigfoot with an unimpeachable provenance.

What is your opinion about future research?

Bigfoot researchers are very enthusiastic and dedicated but there is a third unanswered question after “Does Bigfoot exist?” and “What is it?” and that is “Who’s paying?” Properly done, genetic analysis is expensive.

Do you believe the Bigfoot exists?

I was very careful not to form an opinion while I was doing the project and, as I have said “let the DNA do the talking.” However, I was impressed with many people I met especially those who had seen something in good light, did not want publicity and had nothing to fain. So, yes, I do there there may well be “something out there.” But my opinion doesn’t count for much. I need to see the evidence.


Bryan Sykes is a Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College. He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases dealing with ancient DNA, including those of “Otzi the Iceman,” a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BC and “Cheddar Man,” the remains of a man found in Cheddar Gorge, from approximately 7,150 BC. It is Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton. Professor Sykes in best known outside the community of geneticists for his bestselling books on the investigation of human history and pre-history through studies of mitochondrial DNA.

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Our March Titles Are Here!

Our March titles are now available! Happy reading!


Bigfoot, Yeti and the Last Neanderthal

by Bryan Sykes

“An intriguing book . . . It is this humanity, this cheerful readiness to travel out into the deepest pine forests of Washington State to interview a twitchy hunter in a Chewbacca T-shirt about something he thought he heard groaning in the woods that makes this book worth reading. If science does ever acknowledge the yeti, it will be thanks to somebody very much like Sykes.” —The Times (London)

9781938875151This is “The Big Book of Yetis.” What the reader gets here is a world-class
geneticist’s search for evidence for the existence of Big Foot, yeti, or the abominable snowman.

Along the way, he visits sites of alleged sightings of these strange creatures, attends meetings of cryptozoologists, recounts the stories of famous monster-hunting expeditions, and runs possible yeti DNA through his highly regarded lab in Oxford. Sykes introduces us to the crackpots, visionaries, and adventurers who have been involved in research into this possible scientific dead-end over the past 100 years. Sykes is a serious scientist who knows how to tell a story, and this is a credible and engaging account.

Almost, but not quite human, the yeti and its counterparts from wild regions of the world, still exert a powerful atavistic influence on us. Is the yeti just a phantasm of our imagination or a survivor from our own savage ancestry? Or is it a real creature? This is the mystery that Bryan Sykes set out to unlock.

(Disinformation Books)


The Woman’s Book of Joy

Eileen Campbell

“This book is full of bite-sized treasures. Grab a cup of tea and let the affirmations sink in and nurture your soul. A comforting and life-affirming read.” —Laura Berman Fortgang, author of The Little Book On Meaning and Living Your Best Life

9781573246705This is a book that encourages and inspires women to care more deeply for themselves and to face life’s challenges with courage and joy. It is a practical resource for accessing inner wisdom, enhancing self-esteem, overcoming sorrow, and deepening relationships.

Each of the 150 meditations in this volume begins with an inspirational quote, followed by a thoughtful meditation, and concluded with an affirmation. These meditations provide the opportunity to contemplate a wide range of topics, including,developing awareness, letting go, believing in your dreams, living in the now, trusting the universe and more.

This daily companion is a kind of spa for the soul. Here is a resource that will enable women to experience a little bit of daily serenity and embrace a life of lightness and hope.

(Conari Press)


The Dalai Lama’s Big Book of Happiness

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, edited by Renuka Singh

9781571747396How a person thinks, behaves, and feels ultimately impacts not only their own lives, but also the society in which they live. If you desire to attain happiness, you must understand that the journey begins with you. It is only then that you can reach out and touch the lives of others and change society.

In this anthology, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with characteristic wisdom, humor, and kindness, directs readers toward a happy, healthy, and peaceful life. Talking about universal themes such as compassion, peace, non-violence, secularism, and the pursuit of a healthy mind and body, he reminds us that the responsibility to change our thoughts, actions, and lives lies within our power.

This is a book for fans of His Holiness, for spiritual seekers, and for those interested in the spiritual and emotional health of individuals and societies.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Blame Your Planet

Stella Hyde

I also know enough about astrology to recognize that there’s a fair amount of expertise behind this tongue-in-cheek roasting. Laughing at our idiosyncrasies isn’t such a bad thing, especially when 11/12 of the book is wittily ‘dis-ing everybody else. There’s a good time to be had by all those who have even a little bit of a sense of humor.” —Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight (formerly New Age Retailer)

9781578635986Stella Hyde presents a hilarious exposé of the not-so-nice parts of astrological destiny with shocking conclusions supported by complete astrological research for all 12 signs. In Blame Your Planet, she exposes the hidden underside of the stars, and how they affect the dark side of everyone.

Blame Your Planet covers personalities, rising sign, ruling planet, Moon, qualities, and elements. It also details lifestyle choices (jobs, vacations, fashion, interior design, partners) all from a gripping, yet rarely discussed perspective. Blame Your Planet explores:

  • Your favorite deadly sin
  • Your annoying little ways
  • Your lunar nuisance that cramps your style
  • Your Opposite Sign that connects you to those born under it
  • Your favorite holiday to ruin for everybody
  • Your dream darkside job—spy, assassin, dictator, drug baron, jewel thief, evil genius

Fully illustrated, Blame Your Planet reveals the secret evil twin hidden in all of us. Welcome to the dark side.

Replaces previous edition, ISBN 9781578633104

(Weiser Books)


Communing with the Ancestors

Raven Grimassi

9781578635931This book demonstrates how to communicate and make contact with ancestral spirits, including practical methods for seeking their guidance.Raven Grimassi explores the realm of the ancestors and the role of reincarnation in the soul’s relationship to ancestral lineage. He explains the interactions between ancestors, the living, and the dead and examines how communication with the ancestors is strengthened through various techniques and ritual practices.

True to Raven’s style, the book includes folklore, legend, and superstition surrounding the topic. Shrines, altars, and offerings are discussed in detail. Ancient practices related to communing with the ancestors are revived, and new rituals are provided, including an exercise to lead readers into the “cavern of the ancestors” through guided imagery. Sacred sites, power places, special portals to the ancients, reincarnation, and the “restless dead who are still bound to the earth realm”—he covers it all.

(Weiser Books)


10 Prayers You Can’t Live Without 

Rick Hamlin

“Rick Hamlin, with openness and honesty, breathes fresh air into the subject of prayer.” —Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling novelist

“Rick Hamlin cuts through the fog that too often obscures the topic of prayer.” —Philip Yancey, author ofWhere Is God When It Hurts

9781571747419In this inspirational “how-to” book, Guideposts executive editor Rick Hamlin shares ten real-life ways of praying to God. He draws on the practical insight he has gained from the everyday men and women in the pages of Guideposts magazine and from his own lifelong journey in prayer.

He encourages readers to think of prayer as an ongoing conversation that God that should include everything. He expounds on the power of prayer. He discusses how to find a time and place for prayer every day, the importance of praying in times of crisis, of how to ask for forgiveness, and how to listen to the spiritual nudges God gives us.

This is a book filled with practical advice, insight, and inspirational stories; a book for anyone who wants to develop a rich and vibrant spiritual practice.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


The Soul Discovery Coloring Book

Janet Conner

“This astonishing little book unleashed my wildly joyous and deeply wise inner child. May she never return to captivity!” –Mirabai Starr, author of God of Love and Caravan of No Despair

“Janet and Christine offer such a delightful, whimsical, and soulful gift to the world. I love finding new pathways for the arts to lead me to Spirit and my own true voice, and this is such a delicious roadmap!” –Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, author of nine books including Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics

The Soul Discovery Coloring Book takes an adventurous and inspired approach to how to have fun connecting deeply with your soul. It is the ‘there is no box’ inspiration that makes this book truly captivating and delightful.” – Lisa Hagan, literary agent and publisher

9781573246859Structured around 22 key questions to ignite the imagination, such as “When I look out, what do I see?” “When I look in, what do I see?” and “If I could create the perfect gate to my extraordinary life, what would it look like?” The Soul Discovery Coloring Book invites readers to:

  • Noodle: use silence, reflection, staring off into space, allowing images to come
  • Doodle: not drawing to replicate, but allowing
  • Color: allowing the colors to choose you
  • Scribble or soul write: scribbling because when we soul write we write fast and messy to get ahead of our conscious mind

For each of the 22 key questions there are 4 pages: the first poses and explores the question and provides an image to color, the second provides an image to color plus space to scribble and doodle, the third offers a quote or small inspiration design for free drawing, and the fourth offers blank space to allow the reader to complete their exploration through writing or coloring.

Adult coloring books are all the rage and The Soul Discovery Coloring Book comes with the added benefit of helping readers to reach deep within themselves to connect with the divine. The result? The reader not only colors a beautiful picture, but also creates a beautiful life.

(Conari Press)


Mudras

Gertrud Hirschi

9781578631391Mudras – also playfully called the “finger power points” – are yoga positions for your hands and fingers. They can be practiced sitting, lying down, standing, or walking. They can be done at any time and place-while stuck in traffic, at the office, watching TV, or whenever you have to twiddle your thumbs waiting for someone. Hirschi shows you how these techniques can prevent illness, relieve stress, and heal emotional problems.

 

 

 

In the Beginning Was Fear

An essay by Daniele Bolelli

In the beginning was fear—the fear that everything that has a body experiences once it realizes we live in a predatory universe; a universe in which absolutely everything gets to be eaten… if not by the sharp fangs of a predator, then by time itself. And Fear became our God. And it began to rule over our lives, shrink our willingness to dare, and rob us of the beauty of it all.

In the Beginning Was FearFear is written in the deepest layer of our DNA. You can’t run away from it. You can’t escape it. It’s so pervasive that plenty of people try to exorcise the demon. Religions, philosophies, advertisements, motivational speakers… They all tell you if you make the jump and follow their cure, you’ll no longer have anything to fear. They tell you that there are no monsters hiding under your bed. They promise you safety from everything you fear. They promise you a sense of empowerment. They promise you victory against all odds.

The reality is that they are trying to sell you something.

The monster is indeed under your bed, after all. The reality is that you have every good reason to be afraid, because everything you fear is on your tracks right now, and will eventually catch up to you and destroy everything you loved and everything you are.

Welcome to the world, motherfuckers.

So, why “not afraid?” Wouldn’t it be more appropriate?

“Scared shitless and rightfully so?”

Because being scared doesn’t help you. Reality is uglier and harsher than anything we like to admit to ourselves, and yet it’s pointless to be scared since your fear will not protect you. Fear is only useful if it alerts you of a danger you can avoid, but if there’s no possible way to avoid it, if it’s inevitable that it’ll crush you no matter how hard you fight, then what’s the point of being afraid? If you have no hope of survival, what’s left to be afraid of?

The only thing you’ll succeed in doing is in spoiling this very second when the forces that will destroy you haven’t stepped onto the stage yet.

Yes, you will not get out of here alive. But so what? All the more reason to celebrate right here and right now. Let’s pop the champagne before all hell breaks loose. Squeeze every last ounce of orgasmic ecstasy from the present moment. And when the monster finally climbs out from under your bed, at least you’ll have a good reason to smile before he devours you. You are already dead. Let’s have a party in the meantime.


Daniele Bolelli is a writer and college professor. He has also fought professionally in mixed martial arts and appeared in I Am Bruce Lee (2012). He is a frequent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, The Adam Carolla Show, and The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. His own podcast The Drunken Taoist is regularly rated among the most downloaded worldwide in the “philosophy” category of iTunes.

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Our December Titles Are Here!

The last month of 2015 – where did this year go?! It seems like just yesterday we were entering a new year! We hope you enjoy your December! Happy Holidays!

Without further ado, our December titles.


Not Afraid – Daniele Bolelli

“The honest and auntenticity in Daniele’s writing is truly inspirational.”- AJ Hawk, 2011 Super Bowl Champion with the Green Bay Packers

“Not Afraid is an adventure story of the truest, deepest sort. You’ve never read a story like this or known a man like this. I recommend both without hesitation.”- Chris Ryan, the New York Times bestselling author of Sex at Dawn

9781938875137This book is a meditation on facing fear, heartbreak, and mortality. In his own irreverent and inimitable style, Daniele Bolelli tells the story of his courtship and marriage, which would have been a sweet story had not all hell broken loose. Or as he puts it, “Hell was a ninja who entered my house without being seen. It all began in such an unremarkable way that it barely registered as anything meaningful. Little did I know that the experiences of the next five months would rip me apart and kill me. They would re-forge me into a different man. On that day, I became an unwilling traveler on a journey through the heart of fear. Every step along the way has forced me to face my fears time and time again.”

It is the story of a man who in rapid succession has his wife die in his arms, loses his house and his job, and is left to care for his 19-month old daughter. Oddly enough, the best tools for coping with all of this were those he learned in more than two decades of martial arts practice. Not Afraid tackles this extremely heavy subject matter in a light-hearted style and with an attitude that acknowledges pain and suffering but denies them dominion over one’s life.

(Disinformation Books)


You Don’t Have to Die to Go to Heaven – Susan Allison, PhD

“An increasing body of evidence suggests that the survival of consciousness following bodily death is real, and that it is possible to have a preview of what lies ahead. In You Don’t Have to Die to Go to Heaven, Susan Allison shows how.” —Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

9781578635887What if we really didn’t have to die to go to heaven? What if we could prove to ourselves through direct experience that spirit worlds exist, that there is no death, that we all are immortal, and that our departed loved ones are fine? We can and they are.

Dr. Susan Allison shows us how in this breakthrough book. She teaches how to go into shamanic trance and spirit travel to other realms to meet animal helpers, spirit allies, and gurus, divine teachers and loved ones. Using the information in this book, you’ll meet and connect or reconnect with your soul tribe. We can overcome our fear of death and feel comfort in knowing where our departed loved ones have gone. No one needs to wait to have a near-death experience before visiting a level of heaven; everyone can go now, meet with spirit allies, guides, and teachers and transform their lives.

(Weiser Books)


The Book of Practical Candle Magic – Leo Vinci

9781578635788Candle magic is a simple but effective magical technique, involving a minimum of equipment and experience. In this complete manual are instructions for making, dressing, and anointing candles and for using them in a variety of rituals—attraction, banishment, peace and contemplation, and the Mystical Novena.

The Book of Practical Candle Magic, written by an experienced occultist, offers expert guidance on a fascinating aspect of magical theory and includes a historical survey of the candle in religion and folklore as well as essential information on color symbolism, angelic signatures, planetary signs, and zodiacal correspondences.

(Weiser Books)