Angels, Aliens, and ArchetypeswithKeith Thompson

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This video is a special release from the original Thinking Allowed series that ran on public television from 1986 until 2002. It was recorded in about 1998.

Keith Thompson, author of Angels and Aliens: UFOs and The Mythic Imagination, suggests that regardless of whether UFOs actually represent hardware from outer-space, reports of sightings and encounters with UFOs and their occupants are a source of modern folklore in the making. In tracing four decades of debate among UFO researchers and debunkers, he suggests that an archetypal or symbolic approach, may provide unique insights that can contribute to solving the riddle posed by the UFO phenomenon.

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Published on March 19, 2022


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