Book Review: UFOs For The 21st Century Mind by Richard Dolan

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Zy Marquiez
April 4, 2017

In UFOs & The National Security State: Chronology Of A Cover-up – Volume 1, Richard Dolan carried out his opening salvo into the field of UFOlogy.  Seeking a veritable encyclopedia  of verifiable UFO sightings and never finding one, Dolan wrote a book based upon all data he collated from all the previous research he had undertaken.  In essence, he wrote the book he was looking for in UFOlogy, but wasn’t available.

In UFO’s & The National Security State – Volume 2, Dolan further cemented himself as a genuine historian by buttressing his previous work with another landmark piece.  Like his other books, this book is sourced to the hilt, which is appreciated for those seeking to venture further into the abstruse.  Moreover, this book is also the book in which the term “Breakaway Civilization” was coined.  A notable point to be sure, because that idea has been used by others seeking truth within this field and others, and it’s helped shed light into darker areas in this field.  What’s more, the ‘encyclopedia’ that Dolan began in volume one continued.

Thence, in A.D. After Disclosure, Dolan and his author Bryce Zabel sought to examine how the day after “the Others” are announced might play out, and they carry out the examination in salient fashion.  This book features a very sober analysis to many of the probable scenarios that will play out in a post-disclosure worked.  Anyone seeking to understand the possibilities such a sobering day will bring should ruminate upon getting this book.

Now, in UFOs For The 21st Century Mind, Dolan wrote a book to grapple the mind of newer generations and readers, the unexposed minds, the interested minds that have long sought to dive into “the phenomenon” but didn’t know where to start.

Along this stream of thought, this book strikingly brings about a fresh new look at UFOs, with modern eyes, employing a much broader perspective and dataset than the average UFO book.  Dolan doesn’t simply stick to classic sightings, abductions and declassified documents, but goes beyond to ruminate upon the realm of consciousness, quantum entanglement and more.  This book really is an up-to-date assessment of the situation from a multiplicity of angles.

Dolan begins the book by examining what UFOs could be by guiding the reader closer to the subject thoughtful and yet trenchant manner.  This helps the reader familiarize themselves with the subject and come to realize that there are a variety of explanations for UFO phenomena, many of which do not get considered   at length, if at all.  Additionally, this is also crucial because many individuals still continue to experience the phenomena in a variety of ways, and yet there aren’t any official channels to seek help from.

In Dolan’s own words:

“Whether or not you consider UFOs to be nonsense or of great importance, people are seeing things that are affecting them deeply.  Because there are no institutional structures for them to report or discuss what they see, they often keep silent, and try to forget or only secretly cherish one of the most incredible experiences of their lives.”[1]

Dolan, however, doesn’t shy away from the fact that this is a very serious issue.  While ruminating deeply upon it, he ponders reasons both pro and con that will help bring lucidity to a situation often bathed in shadows.  In fact, implications in the fields of economy, politics, religion, culture and science are given a cursory overview early on, and then are covered at length later in the book.  Dolan doesn’t merely stop there, though.

Journeying back in time, Dolan goes on to explore this phenomenon all the way back into ancient times and attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff.  This is important because it shows UFOs aren’t merely a modern phenomena.   In addition, salient subjects such as pyramids, lost civilizations, and ancient images goes to show that there probably is more than meets the eye within this field.

Interestingly, we know that some pyramids contain astronomical data.  This is particularly interesting because when this information is taken in conjunction with much of the lore and myths that abound those structures, and the fact that there’s hundreds of pyramids around the globe, and the fact that many of the core of the myths echoes nigh carbon copy traditions,  it should bring one pause.  Granted, it’s not proof, but very suggestive evidence nonetheless.

What’s more, some ancient writings seem to have what could be descriptions of ancient technology, such as the passage from Ezekiel, from the Bible, which Josef Blumrich, former NASA employee, sought to debunk.

Ironically, in the book The Spaceships of Ezekiel:

“Blumrich presented technical specifications of the spacecraft that he argued, fit Ezekiel’s description perfectly.  Of course, we should remember that Ezekiel presumably was describing something well beyond his experience for his time 2,500 years ago.  If he did see a descending spacecraft, he would have lacked the language or technological understanding to describe it in any way other than he did.”[2]

Later in the book, Dolan brings the reader up to more modern times when he examines a distinct array of sightings  and issues from the time.  These include ghost rockets, the Airship mysteries, which are rather fascinating in fact, the Minot case, the Malmstrom case, airspace violations and more.  Subsequent to that that, Dolan grapples with the issue of pervasive secrecy which he ruminates upon at length, and all that that entailed.  Many of the classics – Kecksburg, Aztec, Roswell – are also given a cursory glance.

But it doesn’t stop there.  Other significant incidents of “High Strangeness” get examined, such as some famous sightings around the globe, encounters with these beings, abductions [i.e. Travis Walton & Betty & Barney Hill] and even some crash retrievals.  All of this coalesces to allow the reader to note that there’s more than ample evidence to show that the phenomena not only existed for many decades, but was taken extremely seriously by those in the upper echelons of society.

Dolan also makes sure to hone in on quite of few aspects of the early period within UFOlogy’s history.  Here he covers everything from the blatant cover that took place behind the scenes, FOIA requests, the penetration of UFO groups by intelligence agencies and even touches upon the need for more people to get involved in a more serious manner.

This call to arms isn’t to be taken lightly because, as Dolan intimates:

“…a proper study of UFOs is a revolutionary experience.  It shatters old belief systems and forces us to look at our world in a completely new way.  Everything is affected: history, politics, economics, science, religion, culture, and our ultimate vision of who and what we are as human beings.”[3]

This subject seeps into all aspects of life, which is why it should be taken seriously.  When all collated information Dolan has amassed is pondered at length and given a fair shot, it is impossible not see something is going on.  Deeper truths lie locked-up within the rabbit holes of the field.  Undoubtedly, whenever some of these truths arise they will change the face of the world over night.  Those that are researching this field will be ahead of the pack in understanding the phenomenon and much of the disinformation that will also come regarding it, in the future.  That is another point to consider why this book should be read.

This subject is too important to overlook, and if humanity is ever going to prepare itself to live in a post-disclosure era, it is important to know the history of this subject and its implications.  If you’ve never read a book on this subject in your life, make this your first one.  You will not regret it.  As someone whose read over three dozen books on the subject, nothing else comes close to be this comprehensive while also being sober and realistic. Simply stated, if you want a book that is accessible to lay person, but also stimulating enough to get your brain cells churning, get this book.

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Footnotes:

[1] Richard Dolan, UFOs For The 21st Century Mind, p. 9
[2] Ibid., p. 55.
[3] Ibid., p. 2.

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, researcher, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, humanitarian, and freelance writer who studies and mirrors regularly subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

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Book Review: UFOs &The National Security State –Chronology Of A Cover Up [Volume 1] – By Richard Dolan

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Zy Marquiez
June 13, 2016

Over the last decade or so, Richard Dolan has become the unofficial historian of UFOlogy, and with good reason. Dolan, in his usual no-nonsense, methodical and rational approach has brought credibility to UFOlogy, which at times is a topic that can leave one’s head spinning.

In his second volume in this series Dolan also coined the term ‘Breakaway Civilization’, which also dovetails trenchantly with this analysis.

UFOs & The National Security State –Chronology Of A Cover Up [Volume 1] by Richard Dolan brings forth a substantial effort in chronicling many of the most notable Unidentified Flying Object sighting in modern history [1941-1973].

A most comprehensive/compelling dissertation of the dilemma humanity is facing within our skies is carried out in this book, and the fact that Dolan carries it out in an objective manner is not something to be taken lightly.

Dolan does an exemplary job in detailing not only the cover up of one of the greatest secrets of human history, but he has also centers his sights on the National Security Apparatus as well as the Military Industrial Complex, both of which have played a monumental role in creating this reality matrix that has been carefully manifested around us.

Furthermore, showing his attention to detail and nuts and bolt approach, Dolan is meticulous in footnoting all sources.  This is quite appreciated, because in the arena of ufology, where it’s tough to find tangible evidence – it is one of the biggest covers up after all – it’s great to have someone who’s willing to stick to documentation rather than ‘insider testimony’.  Not saying the latter doesn’t matter, but, it’s quite overdone in many circles and this is a much-needed common sense approach.

Coupled with the above, the author also brings forth of the issues of UFO sightings near nuclear facilities.  This in it of itself should be highly disturbing, because regardless if you think there are others out there, the simple fact that there is someone technologically advanced enough not only to penetrate the airspace of the United States and its military, but to do so with impunity, in what should be the most secure facilities on the planet [Nuclear weapons are the most powerful weapons on Earth, on paper, after all, aren’t they?] is HIGHLY DISTURBING.  The fact that it’s covered up is even more so.

But there is far, far more.

Dolan examines the high strangeness in abductions, cattle mutilations and the like, but also examines much of the disinformation and psychological operations that are carried out by the governments in order to downplay, and ridicule this issue.

This book sets out to lay the foundation for what will undoubtedly be one of the most pressing issues mankind faces right at this moment.

There is nothing else out there even remotely close to this book in this field, except the works of Dr. McDonald and the work of Major Donald Keyhoe. Both have done a rather incisive job in carrying out similar work as Dolan.

Dolan’s nod to the old school researchers is definitely a classy gesture, and shows the nature of the man and the respect he shows those in his field.

If you want credibility, a thoughtful, cogent examination of an issue that has plagued us at least – at minimum – for the last few decades and will continue to affect us thorough the rest of our history, this book is definitely for you.

Everyone should read this book.  Regardless of what you believe, it should be your civic duty and responsibility to be informed in this groundbreaking and thought-provoking issue, because eventually we will face it head on, whether the comptrollers want us or not.

Secret Space Program Conference [2009] – Richard Dolan Presentation

By: Zy Marquiez
January 14, 2016

The Secret Space Program Conference was held on the 3rd of April 2011 in Amsterdam and boasted a lineup of many notable speakers. One of the many upper echelon researchers that took part in this event was Richard Dolan, who in the year 2000 published a 500-page study named UFOs and the National Security State.   This conference also featured Timothy Good, who has amounted over 30 years of research, and who has authored Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up [1987], which became an instant bestseller at hand.  Also showcased in this conference is Peter Levenda, who wrote Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement With the Occult and also Richard Hoagland who was a NASA Consultant who authored Dark Mission, which focuses on the secret history of NASA.  These are only some of the noteworthy speakers who took part in the conference.

The above presentation focuses on Richard Dolan’s research of the Secret Space Program.

In true methodical fashion, Richard Dolan focuses from beginning to end in his presentation on the inner workings of the covert Secret Space Program in an incredibly incisive fashion.

Early in his lecture, Mr. Dolan hones in on the signature statement by Ben Rich, who was the CEO of the Skunkworks Division of Lockheed at one time.  Dolan proceeds to break down the provocative statement Ben Rich said at the UCLA School of Engineering regarding humans already having the technology to take ET back home.

Other aspects referenced by Mr. Dolan are what some would term ‘classic’ Military Documentation gathered via the Freedom Of Information Act [FOIA] such as the Twining Memo [1947], the Minot AFB UFO Landing Memo [1966], the DIA Memo regarding the Iranian Jet Fighter Incident [1976], the Halt Memo [1981], the DIA Documents pertaining to the Belgian UFO wave [1990] as well as a myriad of other pertinent documentation.

With his usual calm and engaging demeanor, Richard Dolan carries out the entire presentation in a method that anyone, be it neophyte or veteran to the subject, could understand.

Besides expounding about military documentation, Mr. Dolan covers anonymous information leaks, crash retrievals and the people possibly in control of this covert and powerful world.  In addition, he delves into secrecy revolving the programs and the multitude of levels that this particular secrecy encompasses.

The 2001 Disclosure Program is also addressed in Richard’s presentation.  Mr. Dolan gives his input on the Karl Wolfe testimony which took place at the National Press Club.

Karl Wolfe, who had a top secret crypto-clearance in the United States Air Force, recounts what an Airmen Second Class told him in 1965 while he was at the Lunar Orbiter Program at NASA:

By the way we’ve discovered a base on the backside of the moonThen he proceeded to put photographs down in front of me and clearly in these photographs were structures, mushroom shaped buildings, spherical buildings and towers.  At that point I was very concerned because I knew that we were working on compartmentalized security.  He had breached security.  And I was actually frightened at that moment.  And I did not question him any further.  A few moments later someone did come into the room.  I worked there for three more days and I remember going home and naively thinking I can’t wait to hear about this on the evening news.  And here it is, more than 30 years later and I hope we hear about it tonight.  And I will testify under oath before congress.[Emphasis added]

There were many powerful statements carried out at the National Press Club in 2001.  Karl Wolfe’s was just one of many which took place on that momentous day.

Another thought-provoking statement discussed by Mr. Dolan was the one carried out by Clark McClelland regarding what Ben Rich stated to him:

“I worked at Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center from 1958 to 1992.

There are many mysteries that have been discovered during the years that we have been exploring the moon, sun and planets.

The former CEO of Lockheed Skunk Works, [SR-71, Stealth Fighter, etc.] was visiting the Cape many years ago.  I asked him a question.  Ben Rich said, ‘Clark, Black Budget money has taken the USA Military at least 50+ years beyond the present understanding of the general public and how far we are technologically advanced.”  I said, “Mars, Sir?” He looked at me [and] his head movement said yes.

Are there monuments on the moon, Mars, etc., bet on it.” [Emphasis added]

Statements such as the one said by Ben Rich, which wasn’t the only time he spoke in such a tantalizing manner as we have seen, propel the populace’s minds into a whirlwind of much speculation & wonder.

In this informative presentation, Richard Dolan also elucidates what the Secret Space Programs could be about.  Gravitating from theory to theory, Mr. Dolan posits multiple likely and realistic possibilities for the reticent programs such as profit, the creation of UFO technology, biotech research as well as a handful of other possibilities.  Richard at one point also speaks about the fact that the Black Budget Programs have no oversight whatsoever, which other researchers have also noted.

Possible funding avenues for these black budget programs are also addressed by Richard Dolan such as the $2.3 trillion dollars which went ‘missing’ from the Pentagon just prior to 9/11.

Lastly, he also postulates what he coined, “The Breakaway Civitilization”, which in theory is a nefarious & disproportionately powerful portion of humanity with technological prowess far better than the mainstream world could fathom, pockets deeper than anyone could imagine while also sporting the capability to perhaps get off-world, that has detached permanently from humanity in all notable disciplines.

What could such a far-reaching civilization accomplish?  Richard Dolan seeks to answer these questions as well.

All in all, the entire presentation was well thought out and easy to follow.

The Secret Space Program Presentation by Richard Dolan is a must watch for those interested in the abstruse subject of UFOs & the Breakaway Civilization.

When Richard Dolan’s presentation is taken in conjunction with the presentations carried out by the other speakers, the Secret Space Program conference does an unparalleled job of painting a vast landscape of possibilities that are extremely thought-provoking within the esoteric realm that has become UFOlogy.