Angels and Aliens: UFOs and the Mythic Imagination
with Keith Thompson
Keith Thompson is an author, independent journalist, and explorer of “exceptional and supernormal mind-body capacities as potential indicators of the future evolution of human nature.” Thompson’s book, Angels and Aliens: UFOs and the Mythic Imagination (Ballantine Books, 1993) was hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “Magnificent…no matter what your beliefs, the most fascinating book written on the subject,” and by Venture World as “probably the most profound book on the UFO controversy yet to appear.” Harvard psychiatrist John Mack credited Thompson’s writing with launching Mack’s interest in reports of individuals taken against their will by apparent alien beings.
Thompson’s 1982 interview with Robert Bly has been credited with initiating the “men’s movement” exploring contemporary masculinity and manhood, and his 1994 published conversation with best-selling author Carlos Castaneda (“Portrait of a Sorcerer”) marked the legendary recluse’s first public remarks in over two decades. Thompson’s articles have appeared in the New York Times, Esquire, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
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I served as a member of the board of directors of the International Transpersonal Association, a non-profit organization founded to recognize and emphasize the central importance of the quality of human awareness and experience, the value of self-actualization, the evolving nature of consciousness at both individual and collective levels, and spiritual needs and impulses as integral aspects of human nature.
I accepted an invitation to join the board of trustees of Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, a leading center for exploring human potential through experience, education, and research.
My articles have appeared in the New York Times, Esquire and the San Francisco Chronicle, and in numerous book anthologies. I have been interviewed by TV and radio hosts including Larry King, George Noory, Michael Reagan and Bill O’Reilly—and, quite unexpectedly, by Rush Limbaugh. As a periodic talk radio host myself, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing novelist Anne Rice and political activist David Horowitz.
As a TV talk show host, my guests included former U.S. Sen. John Glenn, first man to orbit the earth; comedian Phyllis Diller; NBC newsman Hugh Downs; and comedian Dick Gregory.
I love running trails and snow-shoeing in Idaho, where I live with a marvelous golden retriever named Dorado.