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Friday, October 05, 2012

The Other Side of Truth and the Many Sides of Paul Kimball

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For Paul Kimball it’s not the destination but the journey.

And his new book, pictured here, is a travelogue of his journey, through life and its fringes:

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The 234 page book is a glorious pastiche of things personal (about Paul) and things paranormal and transcendental, including the elements of culture.

Paul takes readers through his excursions into the unknown or mysterious, inviting his audience to share in his rather intimate adventures, with art, music, film, friends, and those odd aspects of life, including ghosts, UFOs, reincarnation, synchronicity, obtuse religious sects, et cetera.

If you want an insight to the mind of this film-maker, potential book publisher, play director, bon vivant, and popular member of the UFO community, this is a book you’ll enjoy, immensely.

Paul recounts the extraordinary bout with Cosmic Consciousness that occurred for or to Reverend Henry Alline in 1775.

The event threads its way through Paul’s book, but is told as a paranormal-like revelation rather than the kind of thing that Richard Bucke enumerated in his book about revelatory instances that some great men had.

Paul tells about his encounters with “ghosts” or apparitions that could be called ghosts.

The book invites readers to see life as an investigation of all things; an investigation that encompasses Mac Tonnies’ hypothesis of cryptoterrestrials – Paul provides paean to his friend Tonnies – and  the work of other close pals who frequent the halls of ufology and the paranormal altogether: Greg Bishop and Nick Redfern among them.

But the gist of the book can be said to keep an open mind about everything, and I mean everything.

Synopses of books, music, and profound thought infuse the book with erudite gems. The footnotes, themselves, are fraught with enough material to keep the curious intellectual engrossed.

The Bibliography is a cornucopia of reading material that will gladden the heart of the truth-seeker.

(There’s even a pastiche about Paul’s favorite UFO event – the 1957 RB-47 incident. The episode is outlined beginning on Page 185. It, along, with other UFO sightings provide a taste of that mystery, but do not overwhelm the content or meaning of the book.)

I can’t do justice to the contents of this book; it is fecund with information and insight that readers will savor and have to think seriously about.

That Paul is well-read is obvious. That he’s a musician is overt too. His adoration of beautiful women is blatant. And his life has been and continues to be a journey of thought, fun, and a search for truth, which remains elusive and many-sided for him….and for us all.

(Wonderful photographs and art works supplement the writing.)

Published by Redstar Books,
 a division of Redstar Films Limited
2541 Robie Street, Halifax, NS B3K 4N3
www.redstarfilmtv.com/books

RR 

3 Comments:

  • Thanks for the lovely review, Rich. Glad to see you enjoyed the book. I really should have remembered to add "Cosmic Consciousness" to the Bibliography, however - particularly as Bucke was a fellow Canuck. Oh well - the 2nd edition in 2015 or so!

    Best,
    Paul

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Saturday, October 06, 2012  

  • I'll buy the book when it hits UK Amazon.

    Your review has encouraged me and I tend to like Paul's approach.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Saturday, October 06, 2012  

  • Hello,
    I hope ASAP read the book, already available in Amazon.
    Dunno in RL Paul Kimball, Dunno that Guy! He is real?^^

    But for what he shared, his blog, his documentari(es), his comments, his favorites musics, the "quotes" he likes to share and I have read, etc. I want to read his "insights".

    Paul makes me the impression to be someone enjoying Life, curious about all aspects of life, Art, writing, a professional too. And focused on/interested by fortean things.
    A multifaced man.

    Dunno if my level of English will allow me to well read Paul "insights", but I'm sure I will not be disappointed!

    Because when Paul shares something, it's a great trip.

    Amitiés,

    Gilles

    By Blogger Gilles Fernandez, at Saturday, October 06, 2012  

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