SOURCE: Vallee, Jacques. Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1969. Preface, pp. vii-ix; Contents, xi.
The entire book Passport to Magonia is available online, except that the preface and table of contents of the original 1969 edition are missing.
I call your attention to chapter 5: 'Nurslings of Immortality', particularly the final sections 'The Functioning Lie' and 'Conjectures' (pp. 148-163 in the text, pp. 80-87 in the PDF file), which summarize the epistemological questions engaged by Vallee.
Note the other works by Vallee available on the same web site: Jacques F. Vallee.
An excerpt of the 1993 edition can be found at amazon.com: Passport to Magonia: On UFOs, Folklore, and Parallel Worlds. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1993.
See also Vallee's own web site: Jacques F. Vallee.
For more information, see Wikipedia: Jacques Vallée - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The other book by Vallee of comparable interest, which I probably perused about the same time is:
The Invisible College: What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1975.
For context of how this work originally engaged me, see my Reason & Society blog under the rubric Jacques Vallee.
See also this study of Vallee and others:
Kripal, Jeffrey J. Authors of the Impossible: the Paranormal and the Sacred. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, 2010. See Chapter 3: The Future Technology of Folklore: Jacques Vallee and the UFO Phenomenon, pp. 142-197.
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