……….by John Foster………4-8-16
(As a token of my appreciation, this article is dedicated to Professor John Mack, now deceased; also Fowler Jones, PhD, former psychologist for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Director of the Psychic Studies Institute of Kansas City, and Board of Directors of the Monroe Institute; and R. Leo Sprinkle, PhD, psychologist in private practice, Professor Emeritus and Chair of Counseling Services University of Wyoming, and founder of UFO Contactee Studies since the 1950s.)
Consider this: Most of us presently are living in a confined body box of flesh and bones.
Is now the time we should open the lid and “peak out?” If we can muster the courage to peak out from our “pigeon hole body box of perception,” we most likely can find a reality that is so fantastically beyond what we presently understand it can propel us into an innovative partnership with the prime creator of our wonderful eternal universe.
This thought idea or one very close to it was conveyed to several audiences around the World by John Mack. He spoke to several groups but primarily to universities. I heard his message as he was speaking to an audience at an early 1990s Rocky Mountain Conference On UFO Investigation at the university in Laramie, Wyoming. Fowler Jones, Annie and I were fortunate to meet John and discuss some of the implications concerning the UFO contactee experience before his talk. At that time he said he considered that UFO phenomenon took place in another dimension or mind realm of which humans knew little. Professor Leo Sprinkle had invited him to give the talk at his (Leo’s) conference…the only conference in the World, as far as I could determine, that was dedicated to helping people like me, UFO contactees.
John’s primary idea, though, was the idea that most of us presently live in a common limited human body box of perception…a box limited by the physical senses, but a box that can be opened if we are truly interest and have the will to do it. He said before, during and after his speech, that it is now time we should open the lids of our body boxes and look out at newer and broader horizons. Fowler Jones was there to converse with John and he apparently invited John to speak to his Psychic Studies Institute at a later date.
John heard about some of the details concerning my UFO story from Bob Teets, another UFO researcher, later. He called me and asked me to be a part of his talks to the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University of Missouri Medical Center, and the general public in Kansas City. It was all organized and sponsored by Fowler’s Psychic Studies Institute. The plans included talk presentations and interviews with John and Fowler, another “UFO contactee” and me.
The most important post talk interviews were from Channel 4–Fox of Kansas City. A battery of their interviews were included as a five day news series. The moderator of the program interviewed both the pro and con sides of the overall UFO story. After interviewing others and me in Kansas City, the moderator came up to Lincoln and interviewed our two daughters, Annie and me, as well as a friend UFO contactee, now deceased, who also lived in Lincoln. It was one of the best UFO interview broadcasts on TV that I’ve seen. (I have a copy for those who might be interested.)
When John spoke to the university of Kansas Medical Center, he faced serious criticisms form some of the professional psychologists and psychiatrists who were connected to the school. The audience at the University of Missouri Medical Center was much more congenial. And the general public overflowing crowd at our evening talk at the Psychic Studies Institute seemed very receptive. However, as I heard and read during subsequent years, John continued to receive severe criticism concerning his ideas. Some of the criticism apparently was somewhat violent, but not physically violent. It was directed at him personally by standard bearers of institutional academia. Yet, he continued and face his critics with fortitude and cunning, backing up his arguments with detailed UFO contactee studies of his own.
We were told, when John was speaking to the Universities in England, while he was driving in the streets of London, a truck apparently hit him broadside on the drivers door of his car and he died instantly. It has been reported that it was a freak accident, very unusual as most accidents occur.
John died at a moderately young age. There has not since been an advocate of his stature trying to explain directly, face to face, to the powers of academia that there is much more to the nature of our universe than is presently perceived. God bless John Mack’s soul…and God bless Leo and Fowler for their endless sacrifice in bringing a higher understanding of our eternal universe to our modern culture.
As the other UFO contactee, John Mack, my wife Annie and I spent significant time together, throughout the weekend, John came to accept my story. He told me he had no doubts that at least large parts of my so-called UFO encounters occurred in what we perceive as our three dimensional time/space continuum…a concept he previously judged could not be true. Our two daughters’ witness to our 1975 family Dillon Lake encounter and other corroborating evidence were the convincing factors.
Here are some of the books authored by John Mack: http://www.amazon.com/John-Mack/e/B001H6N4DG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1460558245&sr=1-2-ent
Here are books by Leo Sprinkle and books mentioning Leo Sprinkle: http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ALeo%20Sprinkle
Although Fowler Jones has not published books, he has contributed a great deal in helping people like me through private practice, being the psychologist for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, managing The Psychic Studies Institute and serving on the board of The Monroe Institute.
Here are two books authored by Bob Teets, former editor, publisher, representative of the Human Potential Foundation: http://www.amazon.com/Bob-Teets/e/B0028EKXL2