The Human Side of UFOs | Shelley Tanenbaum

The Human Side of UFOs: Gifts and Challenges of Individuals Who Report ET Encounters

Shelley Tanenbaum

There are intelligent and gifted adults and children who are marginalized because our current paradigm has no place for them. These individuals report experiences of ET abduction that are both traumatizing and transformative – challenging our concepts of time, space, material existence and religious and/or spiritual beliefs. In the early 1990’s, Dr. John Mack, an internationally respected Harvard psychiatrist was confronted by this ontological dilemma and chose to learn from these people instead of dismissing or pathologizing them.

This presentation will not attempt to prove or disprove that people have been abducted by aliens. Instead, it will focus on a list of gifts and challenges that are common among “abductees”, based on my work with Dr. Mack and subsequent contact with this extraordinary group of individuals. The list was written for those who report this phenomenon as well as those who wish to understand and appreciate this group more fully. Copies of the list will be available at the presentation.

We who wish to comprehend the mysteries of the Universe and our own existence must at times suspend disbelief and enter into a real dialogue that dares to hold the impossible. In our listening, greater truth can be revealed to us all.

Shelley Tanenbaum, PsyD., John E. Mack Institute (formerly PEER, the Program for Extraordinary Experience Research). Dr. Tanenbaum is a clinical psychologist, senior Hakomi therapist and creator of Intuitive Life MovementTM. She currently resides in Boulder, CO.

Recorded at the 27th annual SSE Conference in 2008 in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

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Published on November 13, 2018