The As­cen­sion Mys­ter­ies

David Wil­cock Sou­venir Press 2017 Pb, 506pp, il­lus, refs, ind,£18.00, ISBN 9780285643628

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Wil­cock com­pletes a ‘best-sell­ing’ tril­ogy with the “shock­ing reve­la­tion” that mankind is “on the verge of a mas­sive cos­mic event that will trans­form mat­ter, en­ergy, con­scious­ness and bi­o­log­i­cal life as we know it”.

To suit a Sitchin-style the­sis fea­tur­ing a bat­tle be­tween “pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive ex­tra-ter­res­tri­als” that has been rag­ing across our Uni­verse for mil­len­nia, he seems to have cherry-picked his data; a method here de­scribed as “uni­fy­ing an­cient texts” from a wide range of sciences and re­li­gions. He hur­tles, at speed, through myr­iad top­ics and dis­parate sources (plan­e­tary anom­alies, mind-al­ter­ing ex­per­i­ments, TV and comic SF, mu­sic, witch­craft, time-travel, worm­holes, cults, ufos, pyra­mids, ghosts, con­spir­a­cies and ab­duc­tions, and more) with­out re­ally es­tab­lish­ing the au­then­tic­ity for any of his leaps of logic. This ‘New Age man­i­festo’ is ev­i­dence of a great deal of work and thought, but is it re­ally (as claimed) “ground­break­ing sci­en­tific in­for­ma­tion”?

Bear in mind that Wil­cock also claims he was guided by the “higher in­tel­li­gence be­hind the UFO phe­nom­e­non”, and that the pub­lisher de­scribes this far­rago rather blandly as a “grip­ping per­sonal jour­ney”.

Guar­an­teed to drive a scep­tic apoplec­tic.

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