Review of We’ve Never Been Alone by Daniel Williams, PhD (01/14)
"It took a while because it was a complex and interesting read. The title of the book is the premise: that humans have never been alone, influenced by Advanced Beings (ABs) for thousands of years. Von Ward makes a strong case that ABs have influenced human culture, psyche, technology, language, and even biology. He uses multiple evidence to make this case: translations of historical documents, known historical events, personal accounts of AB interactions, and human biology just to name the major evidences.
Taken each one alone, the case for AB interaction in human affairs is weak; the strength of Von Ward's work is taking all the evidence and providing one integrated story that becomes a much stronger case in support of the premise. Von Ward's interpretation of AB intervention is that we were both helped (as in surviving catastrophe; increased technology) and hurt (current science/religion schisms, religious wars) by AB intervention and human interpretation of such actions.
The text becomes a bit repetitive and preachy by the end. This latter weakens the text's ability to be used in a rigid scientific investigative format. However, the story is complete enough to be a set of observations that can be used in hypothesis driven investigations to better support or refute the premise of "never being alone."
Robert Steven Thomas
(author of INTELLIGENT INTERVENTION)
Review of: We've Never Been Alone: A History of Extraterrestrial Intervention
If you have any interest in the Ancient Alien subject and related areas of thinking including alternative history and philosophy, this title (along with the author's other major works) is a "must read" and belongs in your library, unless you already have a copy of Gods, Genes and Consciousness. Paul von Ward forcefully demonstrates his standing as one the world's most dynamic intellectuals in these fields of research and new theory. The author tackles big questions: the nature of god; religion; human evolution, history and the function of human consciousness as it relates to the entire cosmology.
But, don't be deceived or put off. Von Ward provides fascinating new information and perceptiveness in these areas through the perspective and force of a logically scientific and modern dynamic. Moreover, the author makes his case in easily understandable and concise narrative so that even the layman will freely follow and relate to his contributions to human knowledge. It is a great read. I truly cannot think of anything unfavorable about this book to pass on. If you happen to come across a negative review - be forewarned: chances are it will be coming from either a position of bias or some other close-minded Establishment source.
"See World History -- and Yourself -- Through a New Lens" We've Never Been Alone Review by Carol Hubbard
Each of us is born into a context that teaches us a particular worldview and interpretation of "reality" -- about the origins of the universe, our planet and human beings. Explanations range from the most "non-purposeful" scientific view (chemicals collided, lightning struck, life somehow resulted, and it evolved over time) to the most supernaturally directed (God created life on Planet Earth in six 24-hour days, and the first human being in just one). But as scholar and researcher Paul Von Ward maintains, both science and religion have deliberately concealed the seminal role of highly advanced beings (ABs) from other planets in "seeding" Earth millions of years ago and, later, adding their DNA to that of early hominids in order to create the first humans.
Others, like Erich Von Daniken and Jewish scholar/Sumerian linguist Zecharia Sitchin, have written about the activities (whether helpful or destructive) of ABs. But what makes Von Ward's work such an important contribution is that, first, he begins from a non-dogmatic perspective that avoids entrapment in the self-limiting assumptions and prejudices of both science and religion. Second, he draws from an extensive data field of archaeological discoveries, fossilized remains of ancient humans, linguistics, folk histories, metaphysical data, and the latest genetic research to present a powerful case for the regular involvement of ABs in humanity's development from hundreds of thousands of years ago to the present day. And third, he writes in a clear and concise way that engages as much as it informs.
Those readers who are continual learners -- whose worldviews and belief systems are refined and enriched as they acquire new information -- will find We've Never Been Alone to be an invaluable addition to their libraries ... and their lives