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