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Fátima Revisited
The Apparition Phenomenon in Ufology, Psychology, and Science

by F. Fernandes, J. Fernandes, and R. Berenguel

Trade Paperback, 224 Pages

$14.95, ISBN: 1933665238

Genre(s): UFOs Paranormal Historical Mysteries Speculative Science

The Fátima Incident of 1917 was a critical event in the history of the paranormal. Believers and skeptics have long pondered the identity of Our Lady of Fátima, the brilliant entity who appeared above Fátima. Was she the Virgin Mary, sharing divine secrets with believers? Was she an angel, bringing a message of peace to a world at war? Or was she an alien being, inspiring humanity to look up and contemplate the mystery of the Cosmos? Now, in Fátima Revisited, an international panel of top scholars subjects the legendary apparitions of Fátima - widely regarded as a sacred religious event - to the scrutiny of modern scientific analysis; explores the connections between encounters with apparitions, angels, and aliens; and proposes a new paradigm for such unexplained phenomena. This third volume in the acclaimed trilogy, which includes the definitive histories of the Fátima case entitled Heavenly Lights and Celestial Secrets, is the result of a transdisciplinary study by the Multicultural Apparitions Research International Academic Network (Project MARIAN) at the University Fernando Pessoa in Porto, Portugal.

About the Author:

Compiled by F. Fernandes, J. Fernandes, and R. Berenguel

Fernando Fernandes is a professor at the Superior Institute of Engineering in Porto. He has a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computing from the University of Porto. He was a co-founder of the Portuguese Society of Scientific Exploration (SPEC), is an associate investigator at CTEC at the University Fernando Pessoa, and is a member of the collective CDU of the Anomaly Foundation in Spain. Prominent among his areas of interest are parapsychology, paranormal experiences and beliefs, and altered states of human consciousness.

Joaquim Fernandes is a professor of History at the University Fernando Pessoa in Porto, Portugal, where he is a member of the Center for Transdisciplinary Studies on Consciousness (CTEC). He holds a Ph.D. in Contemporary History. His doctoral thesis explored “The Imagined Extraterrestrial in Portugal from the Middle of the 19th Century to the Modern Era.” He is the co-editor of CTEC’s journal Cons-sciences. His interests are the history of science and the comparative anthropology of secular and religious visionary experiences, emphasizing the Fátima apparitions of 1917, about which he has co-authored three works with Fina d’Armada.

Raul Berenguel, M.S. is a research associate of the Center for Transdisciplinary Studies on Consciousness (CTEC) at the University Fernando Pessoa, where he began his investigations in 1971. He has been affiliated with the Center of Astronomical Studies and Unusual Phenomena (CEAFI) and the National Commission of Investigation of UFO Phenomena (CNIFO). He was the founder of the Portuguese Society of Scientific Exploration and is the author of several publications covering diverse borderland science issues.

Translated from Portuguese and Editedby Andrew D. Basiago and Eva M. Thompson

Foreword by William J. Birnes


Contributors include:

Anthropologist SCOTT ATRAN

Researcher RAUL BERENGUEL 

Psychologist IRENE BLINSTON

Psychotherapist JANET ELIZABETH COLLI Anthropologist RYAN J. COOK

Physicist ERIC DAVIS

Engineer FERNANDO FERNANDES

Historian JOAQUIM FERNANDES

Historian DAVID M. JACOBS

Psychologist STANLEY KRIPPNER

Neurophysiologist FRANK McGILLION

Physicist AUGUSTE MEESSEN

Psychotherapist GILDA MOURA

Neuroscientist MICHAEL A. PERSINGER

Psychologist VITOR RODRIGUES

Psychiatrist MARIO SIMÕES

Astrophysicist JACQUES F. VALLÉE

Visit the Fatima Trilogy page on Anomalist Books for the other two volumes in this series.


TABLE OF CONTENTS 

FOREWORD  
William J. Birnes, J.D., Ph.D., Host, UFO Hunters, The History Channel, USA

INTRODUCTION  
Ralph Steiner, Investigative Journalist, Berkeley, California, USA

THE FÁTIMA PHENOMENA  
Michael Persinger, Ph.D., Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF THE “MARIAN APPARITION” EXPERIENCES IN FÁTIMA, 1917 – PRELIMINARY SYSTEMATIZATION AND MODELING  
Joaquim Fernandes, Ph.D., University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal

POSSIBLE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL FACTORS RELATED TO MARIAN VISIONS 
Dr. Frank McGillion, London, United Kingdom

APPARITIONS AND MIRACLES OF THE SUN 
Auguste Meessen, Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain, Belgium

MIND CONTROL AND MARIAN VISIONS – A THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH 
Raul Berenguel, CTEC, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal

GEOMAGNETISM AND VISIONARY MANIFESTATIONS 69
Fernando Fernandes, Ph.D., Porto University, Porto, Portugal

EVIDENCE FOR ENHANCED CONGRUENCE BETWEEN DREAMS AND DISTANT TARGET MATERIAL DURING PERIODS OF DECREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY 
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, California, USA
Michael Persinger, Ph.D., Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada 

ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN FÁTIMA 
Vitor Rodrigues, Ph.D., Superior School of Nursing, Évora, Portugal

TRANCE(S) IN FÁTIMA 
Mario Simões, Ph.D., University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

FÁTIMA – A MULTIDIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE 
Gilda Moura, Center for the Study of Altered States of Consciousness, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

NATURAL ORIGINS OF THE SUPERNATURAL 
Scott Atran, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

THE ALIEN ABDUCTION PHENOMENON AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES 
Ryan J. Cook, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

RELIGIOUS APPARITIONS AND ALIEN ENCOUNTERS– COMMON THEMES 
Irene Blinston, Ph.D., Palo Alto, California, USA

MARIAN APPARITIONS AND ALIEN ABDUCTION PHENOMENA – SOME COMPARISONS 
David M. Jacobs, Ph.D., Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

ANGELS AND ALIENS – ENCOUNTERS WITH BOTH NEAR-DEATH AND UFOs 
Janet Elizabeth Colli, Ph.D., Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

INCOMMENSURABILITY, ORTHODOXY, AND THE PHYSICS OF HIGH STRANGENESS – A 6-LAYER MODEL FOR ANOMALOUS PHENOMENA 
Jacques F. Vallée, Ph.D. and Eric W. Davis, Ph.D., National Institute for Discovery Science, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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What they're saying:

“To anyone interested in anomalous events that bridge the objective and subjective worlds..[this book is]...essential reading….Fatima Revisited is a multidisciplinary collaboration [that shows] that quality studies of paranormal phenomena are being published.” — Bob Rickard, Fortean Times

"...a number of researchers and authorities... present their takes on Fatima. With the exception of Michael Persinger's masterly exposition of the geomagnetic forces that might have been involved, few of them set out to throw any light on the nitty-gritty of the encounter happenings. Rather, they seek to set those events in a wider context, and we are treated to a variety of perspective, ranging across religion (though not much of that), folklore, anthropology and more. Authors include David Jacobs, Stanley Krippner and Jacques Vallee, together with authorities– mainly academics–from many different disciplines. Their subjects range widely, from angels and alien abductors to altered states of consciousness, dream states and mind control, neuro-theology and the physics of 'high strangeness.' Some keep within the bounds of existing knowledge, other head out into the wide blue yonder with speculations as to what really happened to those three little children on that day in May which started out like any other, yet ended so fatefully." — Hilary Evans, Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 

 

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