New Saucerian Press is to pleased to present "The Passionate Percipient: Illusions I Have Known And Loved," a collection of magazine articles by John A. Keel, the man many consider to have been not only the premiere investigator of all things unusual and “Fortean,” but who was also our own, twentieth-century “Mark Twain.”
Many of the articles in this anthology and its companion volumes, "Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind," "The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone," "Searching For the String," "The Great Phonograph in the Sky," and "The Perspicacious Percipient: How to Investigate UFOs and Other Insane Urges" were revolutionary, and explored ideas popularized in Keel’s classic books. Written in Keel’s engaging trademark style, they are sure to delight fans with their fresh, unparalleled insights into the nature of reality.
In these pages, John Keel displays the keen observational skills and investigative tenacity that made him the enfant terrible of ufology for decades. In this no-holds-barred analysis – much of it written decades ago – Keel shreds many of the sacred-cow beliefs still held in ufological and “cryptozoological” circles today, and presents theories so radical that they are only now becoming accepted: the “4-D” or “interdimensional” thesis; the “breakaway civilization” theory; the possible role of “ancient aliens” in human history; the synthetic and/or hallucinatory nature of many “alien abduction” and “Men in Black” encounters; the role of spy agencies in paranormal research; and the alarming connection between UFOs, animal mutilations, and attacks on unsuspecting humans.
"The Passionate Percipient" covers a wide variety of topics, such as Eastern magic, statistical problems in UFO research, creature sightings, earth mysteries, psychological warfare, skyquakes, poltergeists, radio anomalies, and phantom ships, planes, submarines, and humans. This special edition features Keel's never-before-published article for Playboy Magazine, "Operation Trojan Horse," which later informed Keel's breakthrough book of the same name. In these pages, Keel displays the delightful wit, affable charm, and impassioned intellectual capabilities which made him famous.
“Wields a mighty axe against mass stupidity...” -Dr. Winston F. Gardelbacher
“Inspired some of my best and most bizarro work...” -Otto Binder, creator of "The Bizarro Universe"
“Flying Crackpots and Little Green Skunks beware!” -Nipsey Russell