cover image The Ascension Mysteries: Revealing the Cosmic Battle Between Good and Evil

The Ascension Mysteries: Revealing the Cosmic Battle Between Good and Evil

David Wilcock. Dutton, $29.95 (528p) ISBN 978-1-101-98407-9

Wilcock, a frequent guest on the History Channel's Ancient Aliens TV show, updates and expands the analysis in 2011's The Source Field Investigations, adding material on the roles of good and evil aliens, the Cabal/New World Order, NASA and the U.S. government, and science fiction media. In the first half of the book, Wilcock recounts a retrospective search for inner meaning in a decades-spanning chronological mash-up of personal and cultural memoir. He explains his fascination with all things psychic and alien, interlacing bully-filled social awkwardness, mystical dreams, and drug trips with musings on celebrity and analyses of the politics, video games, music, and television that spark his budding imagination. The second half offers more examination of ancient ruins in space photos, a plethora of new details from insider informants on alien encounters and stargate travel, and an insistence that secret information is slowly being revealed to the public through fiction. Alien enthusiasts who love corroborating proofs will find the large amount of new detail satisfying, and those who find Wilcock personally compelling will love the juicy details of his youth, but those looking for guidance on their personal preparation for the global transformation Wilcock anticipates will find it lacking despite the heft of this volume. (Aug.)