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