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Book Reviews Perceptions Magazine, March 2015

by: Brent Raynes

Sky People:
Untold Stories of Alien Encounters
In Mesoamerica
By Ardy Sixkiller Clarke

New Page Books,
A division of The Career Press, Inc.,
220 West Parkway, Unit 12
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
2015, 319 pages, US $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-60163-347-7

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

The author, Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, a professor emeritus at Montana State University and the director of the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Education, has contributed a powerfully significant and unique book that examines the alleged UFO and entity encounters described by the indigenous people of Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. Dr. Clarke spent seven years traveling through Central America, traveling more than 12,000 miles, conducting nearly 100 individual interviews, and visiting 89 archaeological sites. It was at one of those ancient sites in Honduras that Dr. Clarke herself had her own incredible close encounter!

The personal accounts from the indigenous people of Central America that Dr. Clarke collected through the years are certainly an amazing collection of high-strangeness events, everything from crocodiles beamed up into a UFO and later dumped with organs missing, balls of light shape-shifting into little men and even angelic beings, possible alien induced pregnancies followed by missing fetuses, a ten foot monster with glowing eyes, mass alien abductions, and much, much more.

This author certainly deserves one of those ufologist of the year awards! Her contribution here is absolutely and hugely valuable, scholarly and immeasurable. Also check out this interview I did of Dr. Clarke for the January issue of this magazine. Go to: http://apmagazine.info/index.php/issues/issues-from-feb-2011?id=613


Point of Origin:
Gobekli Tepe and the
Spiritual Matrix for the
World’s Cosmologies
By Laird Scranton

Inner Traditions
One Park Street
Rochester, VT 05767
2015, 209 pages, US $16.95/Can $20.50
ISBN: 978-1-62055-444-9

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

The author of this book is considered an authority on ancient Dogon mythology and symbolism. He is a speaker at various national conferences that deal with ancient mysteries and is a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM and Red Ice Radio. Scranton, also the author of The Science of the Dogon and China’s Cosmological Prehistory, in this his latest book, Point of Origin, traces sacred words and ancient symbols from many other ancient cultures around the world, from Africa’s Dogon to ancient Egypt, India, Tibet and China, back to Gobekli Tepe, the point of origin of civilization, religion, and ancient science.

Scranton takes the reader on a comprehensive global and historical exploration of this most ancient and significant site, revealing at long last great hidden truths that had remained concealed for so many centuries until just recently.


Secrets of Ancient America:
Archaeoastronomy and the Legacy
of the Phoenicians, Celts, and
Other Forgotten Explorers
By Carl Lehrburger

Bear & Company
One Park Street Rochester, VT 05767
2015, 433 pages, US $25.00/Can. $25.95
ISBN: 978-159143193-0

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

From sea to shining sea, author Carl Lehrburger has, for more than 25 years, traveled across the United States visiting numerous ancient sites that he reveals show compelling evidence that besides the Native Americans, and before Christopher Columbus supposedly “discovered” America, others came to these shores. He reveals a great deal of evidence that mainstream archaeology has outright ignored.

This book is illustrated with more than 300 photographs and drawings of ancient sites, artifacts, and rock art that include what the author interprets as Celtic and Norse runes, Phoenician and Hebrew inscriptions, along with ancient Shiva linga and Egyptian hieroglyphs, all here on American soil.

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