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Re: Ingo Swann's Book Penetration? - Delamarre

From: Xavier Delamarre <xavier.delamarre.nul>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 12:15:28 +0300
Fwd Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 08:27:16 -0400
Subject: Re: Ingo Swann's Book Penetration? - Delamarre

>From: Xavier Delamarre <xavier.delamarre.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2007 00:59:15 +0300
>Subject: Ingo Swann's Book Penetration?

Three weeks ago I called on the erudites of the saucer
brilliantly represented on this List (J. Clark, St. Friedman, N.
Pope, K. Randle, G. Bourdais etc.), to give their opinion on one
of the most bizarre books written this past decade on the UFO
phenomenon: Penetration - The Question Of Extraterrestrial And
Human Telepathy by Ingo Swann - self-published by the author in
1998 - ISBN 0-966-7674-0-3.

Is it a hoax, a manipulation or a real account of facts, and if
so, how to interpret them?

The call was followed by a deafening silence on this List.

If we accept the reference made by Steve Sawyer to Swann's
homepage, mainly devoted to theoretical digressions on
telepathy. There, no reference is made to his 1975 adventures
which ended up with the encounter of a UFO on an Alaska lake. In
contrast to his 1998 book, the theoretical prose of Swann is
laborious, redundant, little imaginative and, on the whole,
fairly boring.

The surprising thing is that the same request, made eight years
ago by my compatriot Jean-Luc Rivera - message dated 07 Sept
1999 - was followed by the same deafening silence, whereas
Swann's account could substantiate the controversial theories
of a big cover-up on UFOs and ET matters.

I can't suppose that well-equipped researchers have not come
across this marginal but important document.

In the preface to his book, Swann wrote:

"Some have advised me not to publish this book - on the grounds
that it challenges those echelons of conventional credibility
that lasciviously get off on deconstructing those unfortunates
who experience what they can't prove.


In due course, I showed the manuscript to my then literary rep,
who got excited about it, and thought that its successful
publication was a sure and easy thing.

Over twenty publishers turned it down - even in the face of the
fact that much UFO-ET stuff ranging from bullshit to the sublime
fantastic was otherwise being published everywhere.

This blanket rejection on such a large scale remains, as it
were, mysterious. Perhaps it can be interpreted as some kind of
subtle, large-scale media control.

But one possible explanation might be that as outrageous as the
tale and telepathic considerations are, something in them moves
too close to Someone's comfort... "

Any comments?

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