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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vallee's research is profound, startling, and captivating.
In this book, Dr. Vallee puts forth massive evidence in support of a hypothesis he first formulated thirty years ago--that UFOs may not be from outer space, but interdimensional, able to enter our world at anytime they choose. And contrary to what most extraterrestrial-hypothesis proponents claim, Vallee's evidence is extremely persuasive. In fact, upon reading the...
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2.0 out of 5 stars A hard act to swollow
Mr Vallee does an analysis of UFO sighting throughout the ages from Biblical times to the present, relying heavily of folk and fairy tales to formulate his own theory on the nature of UFO's. This book is very new age orientated. Vallee provides no real fresh insight into the UFO phenomena. He merely replaces old fairy tales with one of his own. A book that is hard to...
Published on Nov. 1 1997


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vallee's research is profound, startling, and captivating., Dec 13 1997
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Soulplex (Lenox, MA USA) - See all my reviews
In this book, Dr. Vallee puts forth massive evidence in support of a hypothesis he first formulated thirty years ago--that UFOs may not be from outer space, but interdimensional, able to enter our world at anytime they choose. And contrary to what most extraterrestrial-hypothesis proponents claim, Vallee's evidence is extremely persuasive. In fact, upon reading the book, one realizes that the UFO phenomenon represents something infinitely more profound and tantalizing than space visitors: It shows us that alien beings are not distant from us, separated by hundreds of lightyears, but here, with us, now--as indeed they always have been. We need only to open our minds to meet them. . . . --Thomas T. Huston
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4.0 out of 5 stars Level-headed and open-minded, Dec 17 2001
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The Don Wood Files (Fredericksburg, VA) - See all my reviews
Vallee is a rarity in the world - an open-minded scientist who takes UFOs seriously and can write about them with wit and style. In all of his books, one senses a serious man who has no time for either the true believers that UFOs are all extraterrestrial craft nor the mindless skpetics who think the thousands of eyewitness accounts are likely the result of indigestion, like Scrooge's sightings of a ghost. His theory, that these may be interdimensional beings who are toying with us, or teaching us, or both, is original and provocative. And he has a number of great lines which I have highlighted in my copy of the book. My favorite: "There is a strange urge in my mind. I would like to stop behaving as a rat pressing levers-even if I have to go hungry for a while. I would like to step outside the conditioning maze and see what makes it tick. I wonder what I would find. Perhaps a terrible superhuman monstrosity the very contemplation of which would make a man insane? Perhaps a solemn gathering of wise men? Or the maddening simplicity of unattended clockwork?" This is typical of his thinking and writing. Of all his books, I would recommend this as well as Passport to Magonia, although there is some overlap between them. Vallee has been studying UFOs since the 1960s and there is no better authority today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dimensions : An Excellent Casebook of Alien Contact, Dec 1 2001
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This book displays some excellent research done by Vallee. Not only does he illustrate the UFO phenomena in contemporary times, but he provides information from other continents, in other ages for comparison. These vignettes from the past have been culled from ancient library texts and are not simply conjecture, but are confirmed by the ancient witnesses.
He consistently provides definitive descriptions that have been documented, some over 1000 years ago. He correlates these descriptions with contemporary data in a manner that makes an extremely interesting and enjoyable book.
This book is not at all of the sensationalist variety. The cover of the paperback appears to project that impression, as if it were a Van Daniken type scenario. This book is nothing like that. Vallee has done such excellent research that it seems as if you are reading something that he wrote for his own reference. His comparisons of The Lady of Fatima to Rev. Kirk of Aberfoyle's Secret Commonwealth to Paracelsus' visitors to Jerome Cardan's experiences are well worth reading. Not reminiscent of any fiction, this book will give the curious mind a warehouse of information to dwell on for a considerable period of time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Makes You Re-think the UFO Phenomena, April 7 1999
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Nancy A. Fox (West Covina, CA USA) - See all my reviews
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Another fascinating book by Jacques Vallee. Dr. Vallee is one of the most original thinkers in the study of UFOs, and this book takes a very different approach than most. Never content with the "simple" explanation that UFOs are extraterrestrial visitors from space, Dr. Vallee expands upon his previous works and presents fascinating evidence to support his views.
This book may not be for everyone. If you are a dedicated believer that UFO abductions are proof that aliens from outer space are visiting our planet, you may want to look elsewhere. If however, you are willing to consider other possibilities, and like exploring different viewpoints you'll want to read this book.
Readers of Dr. Vallee's cult classic "Passport to Magonia" should be forewarned: the first half of Dimensions will sound very familiar. Much of the first half of this book is lifted straight from Magonia. However, even with that complaint this is a thought-provoking book, that should make us re-think our dearly-held assumptions regarding UFOs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Level-headed and open-minded, Dec 17 2001
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The Don Wood Files (Fredericksburg, VA) - See all my reviews
Vallee is a rarity in the world - an open-minded scientist who takes UFOs seriously and can write about them with wit and style. In all of his books, one senses a serious man who has no time for either the true believers who think that UFOs are all extraterrestrial craft nor the mindless skpetics who think the thousands of eyewitness accounts are likely the result of indigestion, like Scrooge's sightings of a ghost. His theory, that these are interdimensional beings who are toying with us is original and provocative.
And he has a number of great lines which I have highlighted in my copy of the book. Such as: "There is a strange urge in my mind. I would like to stop behaving as a rat pressing levers-even if I have to go hungry for a while. I would like to step outside the conditioning maze and see what makes it tick. I wonder what I would find. Perhaps a terrible superhuman monstrosity the very contemplation of which would make a man insane? Perhaps a solemn gathering of wise men? Or the maddening simplicity of unattended clockwork?"
Of all his books, I would recommend this as well as Passport to Magonia, although there is some overlap between them. Vallee has been studying UFOs since the 1960s and there is no better authority today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun stuff. Vast in scope, exciting content, good analysis., Sept. 2 1997
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This may be the most complete analysis of the UFO phenomenon throughout history. It contains a great number of "reliable" witness accounts of encounters, but more importantly, it distills the vast amount of information available to the good doctor into an exciting conclusion; UFOs are not from outer space. Especially valuable is the chapter on the Fatima "miracles" of 1917
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2.0 out of 5 stars A hard act to swollow, Nov. 1 1997
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Mr Vallee does an analysis of UFO sighting throughout the ages from Biblical times to the present, relying heavily of folk and fairy tales to formulate his own theory on the nature of UFO's. This book is very new age orientated. Vallee provides no real fresh insight into the UFO phenomena. He merely replaces old fairy tales with one of his own. A book that is hard to recommend.
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