In ufology, the psychosocial hypothesis, abbreviated PSH, argues that at least some UFO . Arnold also complained the flying saucer label arose because of a “great deal of . Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies ( ), Carl They say Jung truly seriously considered the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis. Carl Jung was one of the first to try and analyze these “blips” on the One of his final works, Flying Saucers, was an attempt to answer why it. While Jung is known mainly for his theories on the nature of the unconscious mind, he did have an interest in the paranormal. In his books ‘Flying Saucers: A.

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Over time he became unnerved, as he realized that these people were not only credible witness’s, but were clearly quite sane. Jun 27, Kathleen rated it liked it. Only one copy, of course.

To ask other readers questions about Flying Saucersplease sign up. May 12, at Customers who viewed this item also viewed. At the top of this post, you can see via The Awl a scan of Jung’s response to Harrison’s query, the text of which follows:. Later phantom flier imagery transmutes into Foo-fighters and ghost rockets, in accordance with new rumors and newer facts of evolving modern technology.

Archive All posts by date. Jung flatly told Lindbergh he was no longer interested in the psychological interpretation of UFOs as he was convinced they were real objects and the US Air Force was keeping this fact a secret from the public. Oct 12, Jonathan rated it really liked it. It is available through amazon. Ellis rated it really liked it. See all 20 reviews. Looking for beautiful books?


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Even so, I could not put it down and found the concepts within it fascinating.

Flying Saucers : A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky

The logical implications of saucers being a mistake had the feel of paradigm shift to Kottmeyer, like suddenly learning that one of the axioms one learned in school forming the base of Czrl geometric reasoning had just flyong. The psychosocial hypothesis builds on the finding that most ufo reports have mundane explanations like celestial objects, airplane lights, balloons, and a host of other misperceived cxrl seen in the sky which suggests the presence of an unusual emotional climate which distorts perceptions and the perceived significance and anomalousness of merely terrestrial stimuli.

This book, though coming from ten years of research, feels like it was written in a whirlwind hour period of random associations filled in with tidbits of interesting information. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I tried, you guys, I really tried. I was looking for a book by Jung on UFOs–I’d been looking for it for a long time, but it was out of print, and my local bookstores never got copies in.

While Jung is known mainly for his theories on the nature of the unconscious mind, he did have an interest in the paranormal. We don’t clying abduction; we simply try to recover our memories, all the while aware that they could be false, that in our very recovery we participate in an alien plan. He postulates that either option should give us plenty to be concerned about.


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Quotes from Flying Saucers: This is also why UFOs can be manifested using the power of coherent conscious thought very easily. Because of his high profile in the psychology field, he couldn’t bring himself to validate the existence of UFOs publicly.

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While not uninteresting flourishes to the story, one should not ignore that historical investigation always privileges the earliest documents of a case and those generated by the witness over later and second-hand journalistic quotes. He would clearly dismiss the report as irrelevant — the implicit issue is explaining the dominance of the shape.

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