In 1958, psychologist Carl Jung authored one of the most unusual essays of his entire lifetime. Titled Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies, he both acknowledged the mytho-psychological components of the UFO mystery, while acknowledging that myths and symbols alone cannot be tracked on radar. But what does the study of the mythological element in UFO sightings tell us about the phenomenon, and maybe more importantly, ourselves?
This week on the Micah Hanks Program, after news about the search for habitable planets and the newest discovery vindicating Einstein’s theory of general relativity, we turn our attention to the work of one man who, after a lifetime of interest in the UFO subject, believes that the answer to this mystery may exist within ourselves.
“Back in the 1960s, David Halperin was a teenage UFO investigator,” his website states. “From 1976 through 2000, David taught Jewish history in the Religious Studies Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Now retired from teaching, he lives in North Carolina with his wife Rose.” The author of five non-fiction books on Jewish mysticism and messianism, and “the coming-of-age novel” Journal of a UFO Investigator, David joins us to discuss his latest offering, Intimate Alien: The Hidden Story of the UFO this week on The Micah Hanks Program.
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Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode:
- Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data
- Star’s strange path around black hole proves Einstein right—again
- “Mortality, Myth and the UFO” by David J. Halperin
- David Halperin’s Intimate Alien: The Hidden Story of the UFO
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