Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers
Unveiling the cosmic lineage from folklore to UFOs.
In "Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers," Jacques Vallée explored the historical connections between folklore and UFO sightings. He posited that the phenomenon of UFOs had parallels with mythological encounters and fairy tales from various cultures throughout history. Vallée cataloged numerous accounts of otherworldly beings and aerial phenomena dating back centuries, drawing parallels to contemporary UFO reports. He argued that these encounters, both past and present, might be manifestations of the same phenomena experienced differently due to the cultural contexts. Vallée's work challenged the extraterrestrial hypothesis prevalent in ufology, suggesting instead that UFOs might be a multidimensional 'control system' interacting with human consciousness. This seminal book shifted the conversation in ufology by contextualizing UFO encounters within a broader historical and psychological framework.