Book Reviews Perceptions Magazine, June 2021
Alien Intelligence and the Pathway to Mars:
The Hidden Connections between the Red Planet and Earth
By Mary Bennett, with David S. Percy
Foreword by David Hatcher Childress
Inner Traditions, Bear & Company
One Park Street
Rochester, Vermont 05767
May 2021, 544 pages, 6.63 x 9.5, U.S. $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-59143-400-9 (print)
ISBN: 978-1-59143-401-6 (ebook)
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
This books author Mary Bennett seems to possess a lot of talents. Besides being an editor, translator, and a former executive for several major brand corporations like Les Must de Cartier and I’Oreal subsidiary, she is also said to be a gifted psychic and she began a scientific investigation into crop glyphs back in 1989.
The book contains an impressive full-color array of photos and illustrations from front to back. It represents a quarter of a century of the author’s research into ancient terrestrial earthworks, from Avebury to the Giza Complex, to the Teotihuacan pyramids of Mexico, and other remote sites, making comparisons to sites on the surface of Mars, particularly the Cydonia region, along with clues from crop circles and crop glyphs studied here on earth, putting forth her theory that there are extraterrestrial clues that point to connections between our planet and Mars.
So while I’ve been ever so patiently waiting on NASA to hopefully come up with hard evidence of a possible ET presence on Mars, in most likely the distant past, Mary Bennett presents her evidence advancing conclusions and speculations well ahead of me. She feels that our early exploratory probes sent to Mars back in the 1970s triggered the crop circle phenomenon and encoded in those crop formations contained information that could allow us to engineer more advanced spacecraft for getting safely to Mars. Examining photographs taken by unmanned probes in the past she finds clues, like the Golden Ratio Spiral in the Cydonia region of Mars.
While I look at topographical maps and photographs illustrating presumed patterns on the surface of our planet and Mars, I am always cautious because of that psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia. However, I would never try to discourage anyone from taking a serious and thoughtful look at any and all claims and evidence for themselves.
If you like to ponder the questions and controversies surrounding the theories and speculations regarding the “ancient aliens” theory and the evidence that is put forth by various researchers to try and substantiate it, then this volume should have a lot to offer you.