New Saucerian Press is too pleased to present The Passionate Percipient: Illusions I Have Known and Loved, a collection of magazine articles by John A. Keel, the man many consider to have been not only the premiere investigator of all things unusual and Fortean, but who was also our own, twentieth-century Mark Twain.
Many of the articles in this anthology and its companion volumes, Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind, The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone, Searching for the String, The Great Phonograph in the Sky, and The Perspicacious Percipient: How to Investigate UFOs and Other Insane Urges, were revolutionary, and explored ideas popularized in Keel's classic books. Written in Keel's engaging trademark style, they are sure to delight fans with their fresh, unparalleled insights into the nature of reality.
John Keel displays the keen observational skills and investigative tenacity that made him the enfant terrible of ufology for decades. In this no-holds-barred analysis - much of it written decades ago - Keel shreds many of the sacred-cow beliefs still held in ufological and cryptozoological circles today, and presents theories so radical that they are only now becoming accepted: the 4-D or interdimensional thesis; the breakaway civilization theory; the possible role of ancient aliens in human history; the synthetic and/or hallucinatory nature of many alien abduction and Men in Black encounters; the role of spy agencies in paranormal research; and the alarming connection between UFOs, animal mutilations, and attacks on unsuspecting humans.