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Passaporto per il Cosmo – Italian edition of Passport to the Cosmos published

(JPG, 2271×3458, 4.5MB clicca qui) 2016-01-23 Passaporto per il Cosmo John E. Mack, M.D. Dal vincitore del Premio Pulitzer, un libro che esplora a fondo le conseguenze fisiche e psicologiche dei rapimenti alieni e rivoluziona la visione tradizionale del ruolo dell’uomo nell’universo. Un best seller che sfida i limiti della scienza tradizionale e apre un …

Dr. John Mack’s book Passport to the Cosmos released in French

For our French readers, an announcement: En français pour la première fois, Passeport pour le Cosmos: Transformation Humaine et Rencontres Extraterrestres (1999), pubblicato da Dervy 2016-02-19!

In Memory of Richmond Mayo-Smith

September 3, 2015 — We are sadly overdue in honoring John Mack’s friend and colleague, Richmond Mayo-Smith, who died at the age of 92 in Boston on January 10th, 2015. Ever the thoughtful teacher, Richmond wrote some thoughts that were shared at his own memorial service. Those remarks are available here: www.rmayosmith.com/words-from-memorial. We can do …

Dr. John Mack’s book Passport to the Cosmos to be released in Italian in January 2016

For our Italian readers, an announcement regarding the first-ever Italian translation of Passport to the Cosmos by John E. Mack, M.D.. (A rough English translation of this news item follows the Italian).

Ariel Phenomenon – Trailer Debuts and Website Launches!

February 1, 2015 – The Ariel Phenomenon website has been launched by String Theory Films and a trailer has been released, offering the first-ever look at this definitive documentary about the Ariel School sighting: ArielPhenomenon.com A note from JEMI: Now that the documentary is nearing completion, donations in support of the film may be made directly …

Dr. John Mack’s Abduction returns to print in new edition using the author’s preferred text

November 2014 — The revised edition of Abduction, Dr. John Mack’s first book on the subject of alien encounters, is now available as an ebook from major retailers. A trade paperback will be released in the first or second quarter of 2015. This return to print of Dr. Mack’s preferred edition of Abduction has been made possible by the John E. Mack Archives working hand-in-hand with Simon & Schuster. …

Ariel Phenomenon documentary nearing completion

Ariel Phenomenon documentary producer Randall Nickerson talked with Martin Willis of Podcast UFO about the 1994 Ariel School sighting and how the now-adult former students feel about the encounter today. This is Randall’s first live interview since he began his research. Aired 2014-10-01. Click here to listen The Ariel Phenomenon documentary has launched a Facebook …

Dr. John Mack Feature Film Developing Screenplay

May 18, 2014 — A crowd-sourcing effort to pay for the development of the screenplay of the John Mack feature film is underway, after the producer ended an association with Robert Redford’s film company when the direction in which they wanted to take the story veered too far from her vision of the film.

William Shatner writing novel inspired by John Mack’s research into alien encounters

May 7, 2014 — Actor William Shatner told Larry King that he is writing a science fiction novel inspired in part by the research of the late Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John Mack. Shatner told King, “[Mack’s] conclusion was UFOs are on another plane, another reality… So do UFOs exist? It depends on what you mean by ‘exist’!”

John E. Mack Institute ends association with Xperiencers television program

September 10, 2013 — The John E. Mack Institute (JEMI) is pleased to have offered guidance during the development of the Xperiencers television program. Our year-long affiliation with the production has concluded. As the program moves into production without our collaboration we wish it well. We’d particularly like to thank the co-producer with whom we …

Vanity Fair feature article about Harvard’s Dr. John Mack is now online

At midnight on Thursday, May 9th, 2013, VANITY FAIR posts its online feature article about Harvard Psychiatry Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Dr. John Mack, written by NY Times investigative journalist Ralph Blumenthal. The article, recounting Dr. Mack’s defense of alien abductees and the personal and academic price he paid for it, is also the first …

Vanity Fair magazine in 2013

Watch for a Vanity Fair article about John Mack written by NY Times investigative reporter and biographer Ralph Blumenthal, coming in 2013.

Xperiencers Series in Development

The John E. Mack Institute (JEMI) is pleased to announce an alignment between a television production company and JEMI for the creation of a television series that will explore the meaning of alien encounter experiences via open-minded interviews with experiencers. The board of JEMI believes the proposed series, currently in development under the title “Xperiencers”, …

Dr. John Mack Feature Film In Development

February 1, 2012 — The Mack family asked us to share this news: We are excited to announce that after a four year negotiation, the Life Rights to the incredible true story of Harvard Psychiatry professor and Pulitzer prize-winning author, Dr. John Mack, have been granted to MakeMagic Productions for a major motion picture that …

Budd Hopkins

August 21, 2011 On January 10, 1990, Budd Hopkins inscribed these words to John Mack, then a nascent inquirer into the subject of alien encounters: “For John, with every good wish to a future – I hope – colleague.” Today, Sunday August 21, 2011, we remember a pioneer of the alien encounter phenomenon, with every …

“The Priests of High Strangeness”: A Warning About Expectations

January 15, 2011 In “The Priests of High Strangeness”, an essay by Carol Rainey published in the premiere issue of Paratopia (Jan 2011), the author asserts that “The sensational cases published in [Budd] Hopkins’ Intruders and Witnessed, in [David] Jacobs’ Secret Life and The Threat… are not the norm for abduction experiences.” She suggests that …

Translating the word “Experiencer” into other languages

December 10, 2010 Nuance of meaning retained with newly invented word Recently an Italian website, www.altrogiornale.org, contacted the John E. Mack Institute for permission to translate some of Dr. John Mack’s articles. With consent from the John E. Mack Archives LLC, permission was granted. We asked what word they would use for “experiencer”. “Experiencer” is, …

JEMI observes the passing of Sandra Wright, former board member

December 20, 2009 The current board of the John E. Mack Institute acknowledge the passing of a former board member, Sandra Wright, whom many of us knew as a friend. We honor her dedication to, in her words, “assist global man to better understand the various routes available to enlightenment”. Sandra helped promote this shift …

Results of UK Study of Alien Encounter “Experiencers” Previewed

On June 4, 2005 at a confernece in Liverpool, Professor Chris French gave a presentation on the alien abduction study undertaken by him and his team at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Archiving effort to save John Mack’s papers underway

April 12, 2005 As a prolific writer, Dr. John Mack left behind many papers when he passed away – some widely read, others barely known outside of professional circles. One of the initiatives of the John E. Mack Institute is the archiving of his works. We spoke with Will Bueche about this archiving effort, which …

Kosmos Journal nominated for “Best Spiritual Coverage” by Utne!

January 12, 2005 The Kosmos Journal, created by the John E. Mack Institute’s own Dr. Nancy Roof, has been nominated for its excellence in Spiritual Coverage by the prestigious Utne Independent Press Awards! As our United Nations NGO representative for more than fifteen years, Dr. Roof has been informing and inspiring participation in shaping our …

John Mack Remembrance Event in San Francisco, January 16

December 1, 2004 With speakers Joe Firmage, Stan Grof, James O’Dea, and many more. An alliance of Bay Area organizations are presenting a large-scale event in memory of Dr John Mack. This event is sponsored by Joe Firmage and co-sponsored by the the following organizations: John E. Mack Institute (www.johnemackinstitute.org) Institute of Noetic Sciences – …

John Mack Remembrance and Fundraiser in Los Angeles on Dec 9

November 4, 2004 You are invited to join friends of John Mack at 6 pm on Thursday, December 9th in Malibu at the home of Andrew Beath for a commemoration of John Mack’s life and a fundraiser for the John Mack Institute. Join friends of John Mack for shared remembrances of John, video clips, and …

Memorial Service for Dr. John Mack at Harvard Memorial Church

November 2004 Memorial Service for Dr. John Mack in Cambridge, MA The family of John E. Mack wish to announce that there will be a memorial service in his honor at the Harvard Memorial Church in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, November 13th at 12:00 Noon. Harvard’s Memorial Church is located in the center of Harvard …

Laurance Rockefeller, early funder of Dr. Mack’s work, dies at 94

July 11, 2004 Laurance Rockfeller, an early funder of Dr. John Mack’s research into alien encounters, has passed away. Read the full obituary notice at the New York Times: Laurance Rockefeller, the middle brother of the five prominent and philanthropic grandsons of John D. Rockefeller, who concentrated his own particular generosity on conservation, recreation, ecological …

Harvard researcher (not John Mack) publishes study on “experiencers” of alien contact

June 29, 2004 Harvard psychologist Richard J McNally has published a study of “experiencers” of alien contact in the journal Psychological Science, Vol 15, No. 7, pp. 493-497. Harvard psychologist Richard J McNally has published a study of “experiencers” of alien contact in the journal Psychological Science. The National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDS) obtained …

Announcement of John E Mack Institute

June 14, 2004 As long time friends, colleagues and associates of Dr. John E. Mack, Harvard Medical School professor of psychiatry and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, we are delighted to announce the birth of the new John E Mack Institute. Effectively immediately, the Center for Psychology and Social Change, which Dr. Mack established in 1983, is …

TOUCHED wins best documentary at Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto

December 14, 2003 Local filmmaker Laurel Chiten’s documentary “Touched,” about Harvard psychiatrist-turned-philosopher John Mack and “experiencers” of alien contact, won best documentary at the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto earlier this month. This was the film’s first festival and first award. The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) is a Toronto based international independent women’s …

Terrorism and Consciousness Explored by Dr. John Mack in Noetic Sciences Magazine

June 2, 2003 The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) June quarterly science magazine, IONS REVIEW, includes an article on terrorism and its link to consciousness and worldviews. In this difficult time of violent chaos and widespread outburst of hatred and destruction, is it possible to search beyond the acts of evil to gain an understanding …

Spirituality and Reality: New Perspectives on Global Issues, vol. 2 no. 2 in press

March 26, 2003 The mission of our UN program is to bring spiritual values to global issues. Our representative, Nancy Roof, Ph.D., has an announcement: Spirituality and Reality: New Perspectives on Global Issues, vol. 2 no. 2 is now at the printer and will be available in about a week. It presents an introduction of …

Alien ‘abductees’ show real symptoms; meaning of results in dispute

Feb 17, 2003 At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Denver, Harvard researcher Richard J. McNally presented data which established that the physiological response from memories of “alien encounter” experiences may be as pronounced as the response from any reality known to be true. This has significant implications, …

TOUCHED premieres at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts: film documents lives ‘touched’ by alien encounters

January 15, 2003 A new film by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Laurel Chiten, TOUCHED, premieres at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts on February 20. TOUCHED is much more than a look at alien encounters. It is about the human condition – about longing for connection and fear of separation. Dr. John Mack, the founder of the Center …

Symposiums with Mack, Vallee, Kaku, Hopkins, and Jacobs to air on SciFi Channel

December 5, 2002 Those interested in our research into extraordinary experiences may be pleased to learn that an hour of highlights from the SciFi Channel’s two recent symposiums on alien encounters (in NY and Washington DC) will be aired at 3AM, late night of Friday December 13 (technically that is the morning of December 14). …

Alien Abduction Diaries documentary presents “an intimate look at otherworldly encounters”

November 6, 2002 On November 21, the Sci-Fi Channel is presenting THE ALIEN ABDUCTION DIARIES, an intimate look at otherworldly encounters, their aftermath and the unexpected impact on human lives in this production by award-winning documentary filmmakers Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner. Kathy, one of the experiencers who braved the media exposure recently shared …

Clinical Approaches to Unusual Experiences: Grand Rounds at Cambridge Hospital with Dr. John Mack

February 2, 2000 Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals often see clients whose experiences seem unfamiliar and do not fit the categories of the DSM-IV, the standard manual for psychological diagnoses. Our tendency in such cases may be to treat the experiences as pathological or to force them into categories to which they do not …

Dr. Mack’s newest book published

December 31, 1999 John E. Mack’s newest book, Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters, is the culmination of five years of additional research (since 1994’s Abduction) with more than 200 people who have reported encounters with beings often described as aliens (“experiencers”). A trade paperback edition is being released in November 2000. …

PEER Visits New York

November 17, 1999 The Program for Extraordinary Experience Research (PEER) visited New York City in mid-November to formally introduce Dr. Mack’s new book, Passport to the Cosmos, and to present to the public a summary of our current understanding of the nature and meaning of the alien encounter experience. The event was held in the …

State of the World Forum, San Francisco hosts Dr. Mack and an “experiencer”

October 1999: State of the World Forum, San Francisco The State of the World Forum, held October 1 to 6 in San Francisco, gathered more than 800 luminaries, leaders, and futurists from around the world to develop and examine systemic solutions that impact business, politics, and human development into the next millennium. It is in …

Dr. John Mack in Dharamsala, India

September 1999: Dharamsala, India Dr. John Mack traveled to Dharamsala, India, where he was part of a symposium invited to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to explore how to create a culture of peace. The convener of this meeting was the Association for Global New Thought, with co-direction from the Synthesis Institute and …