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Re: Review Of Sight Unseen - Goldstein

From: Josh Goldstein <lovolution.nul>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 01:21:05 -0800
Fwd Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 07:55:07 -0500
Subject: Re: Review Of Sight Unseen - Goldstein


>From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 13:42:00 -0500
>Subject: Re: Review Of Sight Unseen

>>From: Greg Sandow <greg.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 16:39:43 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Review Of Sight Unseen - Sandow

>>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 20:10:52 -0000
>>>Subject: Re: Review Of Sight Unseen

<snip>

As you know, I am not an abductee nor do I have any expertise in
that area of study. I only know what I have been reading over
the years and what I have heard from experiencers. I have yet to
read Budd Hopkins' latest book.

Unless I get abducted I will never really what the experience is
really like. I see that as similar when people ask me about
combat in Vietnam. It's one thing to tell about them but unless
one was in the same situation that person will not know what it
was really like and what I felt at the time. One can talk to
therapists or others but they will only get an idea of what I
know I feel from that trauma but they were not there to
experience it at the time. John, I fully honor you being "man"
enough not to hide your emotions from this list.

In terms of the symbols abductees have reported, I wonder if
Budd has had them looked at from various perspectives. What I am
going to say does not concern the validity of abductees. I am
wondering if these symbols have been examined by professionals
who study symbols. In the past I suggested that there is a Jung
Institute in New York. I am sure that there are academics in
your area who have expertise with symbols in history. This can
be done without stating names and without contaminatingpolluting
the population of abductees and their symbols. I am suggesting
studying the similarities between the symbols of different
abductees, and what they may represent in known symbology. The
Jung Institute may  also be able to interpret the symbols
psychologically. They can tell whether they contain what are
known as archetypal symbols. I am not implying anything
regarding the actual source of the symbols but I think they
deserve a multi discipline examination. Certain baselines would
need to be defined, such as how many people remembered these
symbols directly or under hypnosis, etc.

What do you think of this idea? Do you know whether Budd has
taken that approach or whether he would be willing to do so?
Would you be willing to develop it?


Josh




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