EARTH LIGHTS REVELATION: UFOs and Mystery Lightform Phenomena: The Earth's Secret Energy Force by Paul Devereux with David Clarke, Andy Roberts and Paul McCartney. 225 pages, 43 plates, extensive references. Distributed in the United States by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 387 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016-8810, (212) 532-7160.
For serious researchers of CNI, terrestrial light phenomena -- commonly referred to as earth lights -- deserve earnest consideration and investigation. "Earth Lights Revelation" is a comprehensive consolidation of earth lights theory that unequivocally establishes this field as a credible area of study in the NI arena. Published originally in Great Britain in 1989, the book expands upon more than two decades of research by Paul Devereux and a group of esteemed research associates, whose findings were initially compiled in the controversial 1982 publication entitled, "Earth Lights."
What are earth lights? As Devereux describes them, they are any range of lightforms produced by the earth's natural processes. Broadly speaking, they fall into several distinct categories: ball lightning, which varies greatly in size, color, and shape and is most frequently associated with meteorological disturbances; "Will-O'-The-Wisp", or flame-like forms that frequent marshy grounds; and more commonly, Earth Quake Lights(EQL's), which are related to seismicity and are seen as balls of light, glows in the atmosphere, sparkles, streamers, or aurorae-like displays in the sky. While Devereux's research supports that there can no longer be any doubt that earth lights exist, he is the first to point out that the processes by which these light forms are created are virtually unknown and entirely misunderstood. As the author indicates, earth lights "bend the rules of chemistry and physics as we know them, and in certain circumstances might even be presenting us with unguessed forms of electromagnetism, or as yet unknown energies or energy configurations." It is up to us to reveal their mystery and their "revelation" through careful investigation.
Devereux's work is of importance in the field of UFO research because he offers another vantage point from which to view unexplained light phenomena. His studies, many of which have never been published before, show that peak UFO activity occurs in specific geophysical zones on earth, and is often associated with seismic activity, tectonic stress, geomagnetic forces, and mineralization. Since the 70's there has been extensive research in these areas, upon which his conclusions are based. Earth lights theory has all but been ignored by various UFO groups who are invested in the more popular extraterrestrial hypothesis to explain luminous phenomena. That geophysical events are often mistaken for extraterrestrial occurrences is not only possible, but entirely likely.
In the book's provocative conclusion, "Earth Lights and Consciousness," Devereux speculates on what earth lights may actually be. While he reminds us of the importance of being open to every possibility, it is his belief that "the phenomenon has in its power the ability to perform a kind of alchemy in which mind, electromagnetism and the terrestrial environment can be brought together in a new conceptual framework. . .Earth lights research holds the potential of creating a whole new area of human study, one of evolutionary significance." Witness reports support that some luminous phenomena often appear to be 'consciousness-sensitive', responding to human movement and thought. Devereux himself describes personal experiences with earth lights which have led him to surmise that there is an intelligence behind the manifestations, although the source of that intelligence is presently indefinable and mysterious.
Regardless of what they may be, and our natural human tendency to want to define them, what is true is that earth lights have been with us since the beginning of geologic time, and it is likely that they have a great deal to teach us. This is a field ripe for study by serious researchers in the CNI community, and Devereux is to be commended for the important steps he has taken in defining this new area of exploration.
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