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Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 07:18:24 -0500
Archived: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 07:18:24 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'

>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 12:08:08 -0400
>Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'

>>From: John Rimmer <johnrimmer.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 15:15:46 +0000 (GMT)
>>Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'

>>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 14:10:31 -0400
>>>Subject: Re: 'Standard Abduction Experience'

>>>Psychosocial ufology is just another bullshit term the skeptics
>>>made up in the UK some years ago. It has no provenance.

>>Actually is was the French, but thanks for your cogently
>>expressed views.

>Really. Perhaps the French coined it (spelled how?) but I'm sure
>you will admit that it it was your friends - perhaps even you -
>who ran with it?

Hi Don,

Rather than "psychosocial", the usual term in French is

Or "sociopsychological", if you prefer!

As they are numerous and well established, they have come to be
called in brief: the "psychosocios".

I think that trend took shape toward the end of the seventies,
when a number of ufologists turned skeptics.

The Magonians are another trend well represented in France, like
in the UK. They are followers of Jacques Vallee, who recalled
the old legend of Magonia in his book Passport To Magonia. An
amusing detail is that the book was translated in French under
the title The Search Of Extraterrestrials (A la recherche des
Extraterrestres), but it was his first book putting in doubt the


Gildas Bourdais

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