Claims of supernatural realms, parallel worlds, and lost civilizations are put to the test in this well-researched guide to the unexplained.
Have you ever wondered about mythical and legendary worlds such as the lost continent of Atlantis? Have you ever heard of Mu and the Lemurians, who some say still exist among us? Respected researcher of unexplained phenomena, Jerome Clark, provides a comprehensive and trustworthy look at ancient mysteries, fictional fantasy lands, and extraterrestrial civilizations in Hidden Realms, Lost Civilizations, and Beings from Other Worlds.
Claims of supernatural realms, parallel worlds, and legendary, lost civilizations are put to the test in this well-researched guide to the unexplained. Firsthand accounts and historical documents are explored, and in-depth coverage is provided on the mysteries of imagination, culture, perception, consciousness, and more.
Included are ...Richard S. Shaver's personal experiences in an underground hell--replete with demons and ghouls--ancient Celtic seers, and a well-regarded British journalist's 2004 accounts of fairyland, life on Mars and encounters with Martians, alien worlds, parallel universes, and mystery airships; Stories of those who claim the earth is hollow, populated by a rich natural world, and inhabited by an advanced civilization; The well-documented and amazing powers of psychic healer Edward Cayce, who gained healing and prophetic abilities by connecting with "The Source"; Encounters with peoples of the alternate solar system, and the amazing worlds of Meton, Lanulos, Nibiru, Clarion, Maldek, and Kazik; The evil plots of the Snake people to destroy our planet; and Testimony from witnesses who have said they met fairies, goblins, and other mythical folk; The supernatural myths surrounding Mount Shasta, which include accounts of telepathic Lemurians living on its slopes, as reported by the Los Angeles Times; and many more alien worlds, mysterious places, parallel universes, mirror worlds, and unidentified flying airships.
About the Author
Jerome Clark is the prize-winning author of more than a dozen books, including Unexplained! Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena; Hidden Realms, Lost Civilizations, and Beings from Other Worlds; Strange Skies: Pilot Encounters with UFOs; the multivolume UFO Encyclopedia; and Unnatural Phenomena. He serves on the board of the J. Allen Center for UFO Studies and is the co-editor of its magazine, International UFO Reporter. He is a recipient of Dinsdale Award, given by the Society of Scientific Exploration for significant contributions to the expansion of human understanding through the study of unexplained phenomena. He lives in Canby, Minnesota.
"[A] well-illustrated, engaging look at imaginary places that, at one time or another, seemed quite real to some people." College & Research Libraries News
"A masterful exploration of the ideational and experiential underpinnings of ufology, in another must-read contribution from one of the leading scholars of the field." International UFO Reporter vol. 33.3
"We are taken to Lemuria by way of Mount Shasta, to Atlantis, to cities beneath the poles, and to the subterranean world: all secret places now below the sea, under the ice or, creepily, beneath our very feet. Loads of stuff, all elegantly presented too. Buy it." Fortean Times (December 2010)