An online text-based “live chat” with Dr. Mack hosted by the SciFi Channel’s website in 2002 during the promotion of the Steven Spielberg-produced mini-series “Taken”.
by Andrew Lawler
John Mack’s research into alien abductions has thrust him far out of the academic mainstream, yet the Harvard psychiatrist and his Program for Extraordinary Experience Research soldier on, constructing a “science of the sacred.”
by Joe Eich-Bonni, Boston’s Weekly Dig
John E. Mack is a Doctor of Psychiatry and a professor at Harvard University. At 71 years old he might have retired by now, but he’s a doer and always has been. After attending Harvard’s Medical School he went on to found the Psychiatric Department at Cambridge Hospital. And somehow, while exemplifying himself in his chosen field of study, particularly within the realm of studying repressed and screen memories associated with family trauma, he found the time to win a Pulitzer Prize for a biography he penned on T.E. Lawrence. Yes, that would be Lawrence of Arabia. However, it would not be his Pulitzer Prize, or his founding of a respected psychiatric department, or his list of academic credentials with one of the most storied universities in the world, that would gain him his greatest degree of recognition. No, it would be something far more unexpected, strange, and what some might even consider bizarre.
By Vivienne Simon
by Christina Zohs
by Sean Casteel
When Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John Mack released his first book on his research into alien abduction, entitled simply Abduction, in 1994, it was major news in many different quarters. That a doctor and author with such impressive credentials should take seriously the stories told by people who claimed to have been taken by aliens from the normal plane of reality into another quite different plane, something a large segment of the academic establishment generally regarded as tabloid newspaper drool, was very important to the UFO community, who now felt they had an ally in their battle for “scientific respectability.”
Transcript of a radio interview conducted by New York Times bestselling author Whitley Strieber on Sunday November 14, 1999 on occasion of the publication of Dr. John Mack’s second book on the alien encounter experience, Passport to the Cosmos.
by David J. Brown
An expanded version of this interview appears in David Jay Brown’s 1995 book of interviews for St. Martin’s Press titled Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse: Contemplating the Future with Noam Chomsky, George Carlin, Deepak Chopra, Rupert Sheldrake, and Otherse. Below is the original 1996 version of the interview which does not contain the newer material from conversations recorded in 2003.
by Christopher Lydon
[A note from Dr Mack’s website: This interview was likely conducted during a visit by Nova to the PEER offices on April 25, 1995. The Nova special itself was televised on PBS on February 27, 1996.