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  • Paperback: 526 pages
  • Publisher: Crossing Point,US (21 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967323800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967323800
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Even if you only have a passing interest in the UFO subculture, this is a book that encapsulates information that cannot be denied. If you have read other books in the field, then this is a worthy addition. The more people understand of this 'phenomenon' and the hidden world that surrounds and pervades it, the more hope there will be that human beings can bring truth to the fore and change this world for the better.
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Excellent book. Essential for all humans. This is full of evidence and the philosophy of contact and consequences thereof. Must read in primary school for all children.
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Great book 😉
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I originally assumed that Steven Greer was a secular ufologist with a strong penchant for the ETH and conspiracy theory. Pretty mainstream in the U.S. ufological community, I suppose. However, about ten minutes of fact-checking on the web revealed a somewhat different picture. So did this book, "Extraterrestrial contact", published in 1999.

In reality, Greer is a contactee á la George Adamski. His UFO research group CSETI is really a new religious movement centred on belief in benign aliens. It's fascinating that a contactee cult has managed to restyle itself as a ufology research group! This may tell us something about the present state of the UFO sub-culture, and new religious movements in general.

I don't know if scholars of comparative religion have studied CSETI, but if and when they do, they will probably refer to it as a cargo cult. The original cargo cults were strange new religions, sometimes with apocalyptic tendencies, which emerged in New Guinea in the wake of colonialism and the destruction of the traditional tribal way of life. The cargo cults promised that the "ancestors" would soon return in large ships or airplanes, defeating the colonial powers while bringing the natives an abundance of "cargo", i.e. all the technological gadgets the natives craved but didn't know how to produce themselves. In popular culture, cargo cults used to be a potent symbol of Western superiority over the silly, superstitious and savage coloured races.

There's just one tiny detail. Today, the silly natives "R" Us.

In Greer's scenario, the aliens are beings whose technology is hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of years, ahead of ours. Indeed, their technology is impossible to distinguish from magic.
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HASH(0x913a8a58) out of 5 stars Toward a resolution 11 Oct. 2000
By April Seventeen - Published on Amazon.com
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Dr. Greer brings to an exposition of UFO secrecy the pragmatic approach of an emmergency care physician with the no-nonsense approach of a methodical professional interested in results. He is not as much interested in giving the reader a thorough debriefing on UFO's secrecy as he wants it to stop. His must-read book proposes the best route to a resolution of the UFO dilema. Secrecy about UFOs has acquired over decades a perpetuate life that even the President or a CIA Director cannot tame. Obviously Dr. Greer benefited in writing his superbly documented book from the support of powerful friends in the CIA, the Pentagone and Congress. The challenge is for Dr. Greer to insure the conspirators in the extensive cover-up of Roswell that they would not suffer at the hands of a citizenry learning the enormity of the big lie. Needless to say that the jaded beneficiaries of this crime against humanity are not eager to see it happen. Unless we all become engaged in exposing the fraud, planet earth will continue its steady decline toward self-destruction.
50 of 58 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x913a8aac) out of 5 stars Scientific Men-in-Black. 26 Mar. 2000
By B. Freeman - Published on Amazon.com
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Fans of Frank Drake's "Is Anyone Out There" rejoice, Greer should receive honorary status as a member of "The Order of the Dolphin." This book offers fascinating speculation on the matter of life existing elsewhere in the universe. Read the book to learn more about the history of mankind's search for extraterrestrials, why it is likely that life exists elsewhere, and the impact of what such a discovery means to our own planet and our existence. Further, Greer believes that alien life has lived (or is currently) living among us and he sets out to assert this with substantiated cases. If you ever watched earth: final conflict and believed things could sort of play out like this... the book is for you.
44 of 52 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8e6fe234) out of 5 stars Keep up the good work! 6 Feb. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I first read his second book Disclosure and it was awesome!!! The first half of this book was new agey at times but still very interesting. The second half of this book is when it starts getting good. U.F.O buffs will love Greer's books. Greer is getting closer to the truth about extratrrestrials, government cover ups, black operations and much more. Greer's books are must reads.
22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93f714d8) out of 5 stars Most Gigantic Opportunity in Our History 12 Sept. 2000
By Zoe' McCollum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Dr. Greer's book is super packed with facts about the presence of "others". The basic premise is toward action, WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING NOW.
Stated simply we, as earth inhabitants are on the verge of becoming visitors to other planets and the stars. It's essential to approach these "others" in a peaceful, cooperative manner. He is proposing some basic ways of doing that. He is also encouraging society to put their best heads together and approach this contact "the greatest of all opportunities" peacefully with openness, friendliness and cooperation...a new type of diplomacy! There is the idea that our government is withholding information, and there are those who are ordering and using guns to attack these "visitors" under the misguided approach that they are here to harm us... or that the American public cannot "handle it".
On a common sense level, if these alien visitors are here to harm us, just the fact that they are here shows their advanced technical capabilities. They could wipe us all out in a nanosecond if they wanted to. But that has not happened.
It is much more sensible to approach these visitors peacefully and openly. What an adventure...and in our lifetime! Imagine how much we can learn from them...boggles my mind. This is the most gigantic opportunity in our history.
Let's turn on our enthusiasm and creativity for a major face to face peaceful meeting to enhance all of our lives. And let's have it covered on TV....so we can all share in the excitement.
40 of 51 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x913a8f74) out of 5 stars During his CSETI workshop I was dismayed at the real Dr. Greer 16 Nov. 2009
By Knowledge Seeker - Published on Amazon.com
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I followed Dr. Greer's activities with enthusiasm since 2001 when he established the Disclosure Project. I read his books, watched his interviews and listened to his meditation CD's. I liked everything the man seemed to be about and shared his views on the need to inform the public about the presence of extraterrestrial visitors on Earth, the importance of establishing peaceful contact with these visitors, in developing free or low cost overunity energy technologies that would clean the planet, eliminate conflict between nations, and bring about a dignified quality of life and abundance to people all over the world. I still share these goals.

So it was with great excitement that I signed up for a CSETI presentation and a one day workshop with Dr. Greer that took place on November 13 and 14, 2009 in Costa Mesa, California to experience and learn CSETI's contact protocol and to determine whether it would be worthwhile enrolling in a week long CSETI outing with Dr. Greer.

Surprisingly, my pre-conceived opinion about Dr. Greer's character began to disintegrate as I listened to his presentation. It was disheartening to discover he is excessively fascinated with himself, prone to indulge in name dropping and in bragging about his fantastic 'high end' and/or 'in the know' contacts and connections, not to mention the multitude of outlandish remarks he makes with a straight face, such as his impact on the rogue MAJESTIC secret government. So much so, that according to him, he "rejected a TWO BILLION dollars payout to shut up and abandon the ET disclosure issue".

Needless to say, that night I left the auditorium less enthusiastic about what Dr. Greer is all about. But it was not until the workshop and the outing next day that my opinion about him really changed - unfortunately for the worst.

Again, during the workshop Dr. Greer devoted some time to self admiration while attempting to appear humble by saying, "I'm just a country doctor from North Carolina". By then, I was becoming quite uncomfortable about him but as the workshop progressed my discomfort turned into dismay as I watched how rudely he treated some attendees who asked valid questions or made harmless remarks but whose timing or subject he deemed "inappropriate". I was truly shocked and could not believe my ears and eyes as I watched him lash at them with such scornful contempt. It was so bad that I wondered if this man was consciously trying to chase these people away. Dr. Greer claims to have experienced meditative Samadhi or oneness with all. If so, one would think he would have achieved a certain degree of enlightenment and a sense of kinship toward his fellow men. Why then was he so harsh and unkind? Did he forget these people paid a significant amount of money not only to listen but to ask questions as well?

The worst and most disheartening part of this experience was witnessing the CSETI's field contact protocol. At the site, a number of devices such as a radio transmitter, magnetometer, radar detectors, infrared scope, etc. were arranged. Even though I don't doubt Dr. Greer may have had several ET experiences in the past, what I observed in the field that night is inconsistent with his hyperbolic claims suggesting he can vector ET's and make them appear. His actions and the facts demonstrated that at the very least this is a bold exaggeration. Not surprisingly, to cover up for this assertion, Dr. Greer made sure to bring out a series of possibilities for a 'no show' prior to the field excursion. According to him, sometimes the ET's might not appear because, "there is someone in the group without good intent and a clean heart" or "the ET's feel threatened by US military" or "even though they won't fully materialize they will manifest in a thousand other ways".

Conveniently, there were plenty of people at hand, mostly staff, who would come forward to state that while meditating they saw this or heard that. Most amusing though were Dr. Greer's remarks at the beeps and sounds made by his electronic equipment. You see, according to him an ET he named Walter communicates via one of these electronic devices and Dr. Greer is able to recognize which beeps he makes. Additionally, the large quantity of "WOW!" and "Oh my God!" remarks coming out of Dr. Greer's mouth over unseen or imaginary nonevents was sadly hilarious. Often times he would point his mega laser beam at some spot in the sky and claim he was seeing a partly materialized ET craft. Of course, any one else saw nothing even though, according to him, many significant events were taking place that night because "we were such a great group". To make matters worse, Dr. Greer supplemented the lack of any occurrence with information he received via "remote viewing".

I found this charade insulting to my intelligence, intuitiveness and psychic sensibilities. I know ETs were not present that night and I would have respected Dr. Greer if he had been forthright and acknowledged the fact that there was no activity. I would understand; it happens.

Because I experienced first hand Dr. Greer's tendency to fabricate, exaggerate and embellish nonevents at the CSETI field trip, it then follows that the accuracy and validity of everything he claims in his books is in question since it's evident that, at the very least, he stretches the truth to the point where it becomes short of being an outright lie.

In the past, whenever I would read negative reviews about Dr. Greer, especially ones describing him as a self centered narcissist, I would reject them and conclude they were made by people who couldn't handle the truth. But based on what I saw, it appears Dr. Greer is in love with himself, and because he sees himself above others, he dislikes most people. However, he desperately craves attention so he created this ET disclosure platform to attract as large an audience as possible in order to obtain the recognition and adulation he sorely needs. In essence, regardless of the message, this messenger is so flawed one must question the purity and true nature of his motivations. His books, conferences and CSETI outings may be more about the money they bring than the message itself.

Furthermore, unless you enjoy watching people being mistreated by Dr. Greer and don't mind embarking on a pathetic farce, I recommend you put your money elsewhere instead of spending it in any of his CSETI's excursions.

UPDATE 12/4/2009: In a letter sent to Dr. Greer, CIA director James Woolsey, his wife Suzanne, and two others, refute Dr. Greer's claims regarding his alleged "briefing" to them. To read this letter in its entirety please google: greer woolsey ufo watch dog.

Also, astronaut Ed Mitchell refutes claims made by Dr. Greer in Jeff Rense's website. To read Mitchell's statement please google: ed mitchell unhappy with greer.
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