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Re: Shirley MacLaine

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 14:54:43 -0500
Archived: Sun, 02 Oct 2011 07:16:13 -0400
Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine

>From: Carol Maltby <carolmaltby.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:48:55 -0400
>Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine

>>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 08:11:01 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine

>I know that many of the ideas often labelled "New Age" are
>anathema to those of you who think UFOs are a strictly nut-and-
>bolts phenomenon. But there are enough high strangeness and
>anomalous physical experiences in many UFO reports to warrant
>examination by those who are more comfortable exploring ideas
>about non-ordinary reality.

Er, it's exactly not either/or. Not even close.

Plenty of ufologists and Forteans, including me, have explored
"ideas about non-ordinary reality" - Oz factor, experience
anomalies, alternate realities, and more - without having felt
the need to embrace the New Age framework. (I am co-author, by
the way, of an award-winning academic book on the New Age
movement, so I know something about it.) The New Age is at heart
a religious enterprise, with a strong debt to Eastern faith
traditions. One doesn't have to be religious or (that pabulum
word) "spiritual" to be open to the possibility of realities
beyond current knowledge.

Jerry Clark

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