MESSENGERS OF DECEPTION by Jacques Vallee

UFOs as Mythology

What Has Been Read Cannot Be Unread

messengers of deceptionI thought that Vallee had some interesting things to say in his UFOs: The Psychic Solution, and since the whole concept of this UFO phenomenon has always intrigued me, I decided to dip into some of his other writings.  I skimmed through his Revelations: Alien Contact and Human Deception, in which I found little of interest or value, with the exception of his statement that

Ufology is folklore in the making and that it should be studied as such.  It is a new form of mythology.

And a lovely quote from Oscar Wilde:

An aesthetic truth was such that its opposite was equally true.

This could be said of much of the writings of the UFO phenomenon.

I then went on to Messengers of Deception, not knowing just what I would find, but hoping that he was working up to some kind of interesting conclusion.

Well, what I…

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