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  • A Casebook of Alien Contact
  • By: Jacques Vallee
  • Narrated by: Michael Hacker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Dimensions

By: Jacques Vallee
Narrated by: Michael Hacker
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Summary

In Dimensions, Dr. Jacques Vallee reexamines the historical record that led to the modern UFO phenomenon and to the belief in alien contact. He then tackles the enigma of abduction reports, which come from various times and various countries, as well as the psychic and spiritual components of the contact experience. In the last portion of the book, he notes the factors that inhibit research into the phenomenon - the triple coverup and political motivations - and concludes that the extraterrestrial theory is simply not strange enough to explain the facts.

©1988, 2008 Jacques Vallee (P)2021 Et in Arcadia Audio

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  • JW
  • 01-11-22

Interesting, but so much data to listen through

Vallee spends a lot of time presenting data, various sightings and encounters through history that are useful but… overwhelming. The vast majority of the book is going from one event straight to another, it’s effectively a (large) collection of short stories, I found myself often just not listening/losing focus, as each event just merges into the next.

I really struggled to maintain momentum, as there’s so much data with so little conclusion, I spent a long time hoping he’d suggest theories as it went along, but his theory actually comes within the last few minutes of the book.

Unless you are someone with an intense interest in the actual events rather than the conclusion/possible explanations, you could very easily skip to the final chapter without missing out on much.

Vallee is evidently incredibly intelligent, and his theory is genuinely compelling. I just don’t think this presentation is the best way of holding attention and communicating his thoughts.

Comfortable to listen to at 2.0x speed.

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brilliant book on a garbage platform

book is a refreshing well thought out study of the phenomenon, years of work & study gone into this with reports & events from ages past.

Pity adible only does the first of three books though... wtf!

Audible is getting worse & worse!

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Nonsense

Regardless of any truth in reports of abductions, this book is utter nonsense, religious claptrap, Jack, shame on you. Jack's premis? it cannot be aliens due to the historical duration of UFOs visitations.... yeah, cos it can't be an ongoing project for that long, sure, or a time dilated act? why not? Cos jack says so..... why use reported data when 'god' will do. what a waste of time.

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Get your mind Vallee'd

An esoteric man of Science. A leader in this field. All his work is ground breaking.

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  • Mike Clelland
  • 16-08-21

The most important book EVER on UFOs

I read this book in print shortly after it came out and, wow, it blew my mind! And now, over thirty years later, I've listened to the audiobook. Again—WOW!

This is perhaps the single most important book on UFOs ever written. I don’t say that lightly, I mean it sincerely.

This book is, to a degree, a reworking of Vallee’s 1969 book "Passport to Magonia". I feel "Dimensions" is the better book, although many of the same ideas are presented. It flows wonderfully as an audiobook, and much praise must be given to Michael Hacker for his masterly narration. He captures the mystery beautifully. This is essential reading, the mythological aspects are remarkable. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!

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  • Andrew
  • 27-12-21

Not like the rest

good narrator, a little quiet. Very interesting working-through of an even more interesting theory. The cases examined are really quite unique & unusual, and Vallee walks you through the premises of his theory in a clear and methodical way. He has definitely given me more food for thought on the topic---a topic that most books make you feel like you're eating the same sandwich on different bread (although this was published quite awhile ago). Entertaining and Interesting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-12-21

Interesting and Thought Provoking

Vallee provides insight into the topics of visitors and abductions and does not toe the line of many in the ancient aliens field. His historic knowledge and the extensive research he has applied throughout his career gives a solid foundation and questions the common theory often ascribed to the answer being of extraterrestrial origins. Whether you ultimately believe his theories or not, the propositions are thought provoking and deserve a deeper scientific approach to investigate and determine what this ancient and ongoing interaction truly is.

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  • Keri LeFevre
  • 05-11-21

Makes Sense

Great book! Makes more sense than any other UFO book I have read. The author takes a scientific objective approach to the subject which is refreshing.

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  • William Tower
  • 24-09-21

Informative

This is a pretty informative book, the author really wants the reader to ponder the concepts provided in the book. Even analyze events though a skeptic lens. Even questioning those theories also questioning if the UFOs and other paranormal events aren’t from Space like many believe.

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  • Lakin
  • 23-12-21

Totally misleading

The author opens the book claiming to back up their claims with scientific evidence, but there isn’t truly any actual evidence. It’s quite opinionated; even demeaning and belittling to those he interviewed.

Obviously, the author uses manipulative tactics to gain insight from people personally and then disrespectfully attempts to discredit their stories with nothing more than mockery.

If you enjoy arrogance and close-mindedness, this is the book for you.

FYI, I neither agree now disagree with him claims. I was simply curious. I just don’t appreciate the snobby attitude and deceit for the sake of one’s pride and ego.

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  • A Smith
  • 27-12-21

interesting Perspective

It was an interesting read and brings up a lot of great points. it's good to remain skeptical about this phenomena, until we can prove otherwise we shouldn't just accept the narrative. Question everything.

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  • Ovidian,
  • 25-04-22

Fulfilled my expectations

I appreciated the depth of the narrative. The book left me wanting more of the same.

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  • Phil F.
  • 15-12-21

I recommend this book

I recommend this book. Vallee has been involved with the UFO phenomenon since the 1950s. He thinks for himself and has a compelling solution to the mysteries of UFOs.

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  • Dylan R.
  • 23-01-23

Dimensions lots of questions

Interesting take on comparisons of the phenomenon with uaps, lore, and mythology. Tied a lot of different takes together. However, leaves you with more questions in the end.