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The Eighth Tower

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Narrated by: Michael Hacker
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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Summary

John Keel's disturbing follow-up to The Mothman Prophecies

Is there a single intelligent force behind all religious, occult, and UFO phenomena? 

Strange manifestations have haunted humans since prehistoric times. Beams of light, voices from the heavens, the "little people", gods and devils, ghosts and monsters, and UFOs have all had a prominent place in our history and legends. In this dark work, John Keel explores these phenomena, and in doing so, reveals the shocking truth about our present position and future destiny in the cosmic scheme of things.

Are we pawns in a celestial game? 

In the Orient, there is a story told of the seven towers. These citadels, well hidden from mankind, are occupied by groups of Satanists who are chanting the world to ruin. Perhaps this is just a story; perhaps there is some truth behind it. But what if there is yet another tower, a tower not of good or evil but of infinite power? What if all our destinies are controlled by this cosmic force for its own mysterious purposes? And what if UFOs and other paranormal manifestations are merely tools being used to manipulate us and guide us toward the cosmic role we are fated to play? Perhaps, after all, we are not independent beings but are instead the creations and slaves of the eighth tower.

©2013 Anomalist Books (P)2019 Andrew Benjamin Colvin

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  • Cameron
  • 03-04-19

Great book, really makes you think

I enjoyed the book in fits and starts. Overall the concepts and theories were compelling up to a point. It jumped between conjecture and testimony, which made it difficult to follow at times. It explained a lot felt like it had many gaps in his suppositions. As far as aesthetics, the narrator used too many funny voices.

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  • Adrian Lambrinos
  • 28-05-19

Keel views come to light

Sarcastic and sardonic, Keel berates ufologists, religious nuts, and all manner of believers in favor for his his theories about the super spectrum. He’s views on the future are strikingly accurate in some regards, but still he’s theories about humans being biological robots offer something just as ridiculous and outrageous as little green men and big foot. I like the devil theory angle, but I waffle at his determinist ideas about human existence.

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  • AllieMun
  • 24-08-19

Poor predictions from the 70's

A lot of strong opinions that didn't pan out. Very little worth gleaning here today.

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  • Valerie brisendine
  • 15-07-19

Read/listen to something else

The are a lot of claims the author poses as “fact,” but are mere conjecture. There is no support for his claims nor details to at least provide background.
The book honestly gave me a headache - to which honestly I can’t say definitively whether it was the narrator or the content in the book itself. I love books that cover this type of stuff, but this one disappointed me heavily.

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  • Michael
  • 05-08-19

this book is not based on fact at all.

so I welcome healthy skepticism however anyone stating that Jesus Christ never existed because of a lack of documentation amongst many other false claims stated in this book has not done their homework. definitely a biased perspective from a closed mind. what a disappointment!

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