Book Review: Paola Harris, Exopolitics: How do you speak to a Ball of light? Exopolitical Challenges and Protocols for Future Contact (Author House, 2007) ISBN: 978-1-4259-0940-0
Exopolitics is a revolutionary new approach to evidence concerning an extraterrestrial presence that is kept secret by a shadowy group of covert quasi-governmental organizations in the
The exopolitical challenge requires going beyond the simplistic demand for indubitable empirical evidence, and requires analysis both of how evidence is collected and analyzed, and its implications. This typically leads to the realization that evidence is systematically distorted, removed or fabricated by shadowy quasi-governmental organizations intent on maintaining the Cosmic Watergate. Exopolitics therefore requires an open mind and systematic attempt to investigate the best available evidence that extraterrestrials are visiting our planet, that quasi-government organizations are keeping this secret, and that the available evidence has important implications for all life on this planet. This book by Paola Harris, a veteran UFO investigative journalist, both defines the exopolitical challenges before us, and outlines some strategies for meeting these challenges.
began her UFO research under the expert guidance of Dr Allen Hynek who began advising
her in the 1970s on the importance of thoroughly investigating UFO evidence.
Working under Dr Hynek, Paola began personally investigating key UFO cases by
traveling to interview witnesses and see at first hand any available evidence.
She has since compiled an impressive database of witnesses and evidence confirming
the reality of the UFO phenomenon, and of a high level cover-up up by quasi-governmental
organizations. Her research confirms that these shadowy organizations, in the
In her first book, Connecting the Dots (2005), Paola provided an impressive compilation of interviews with whistleblowers and veteran UFO researchers detailing how the UFO cover-up is organized, and how suppression of the evidence occurs. Her book helped open up some of the key challenges confronting the emerging field of exopolitics. In this book, Paola explicitly addresses a number of exopolitical challenges. As her book title suggests, these include establishing reliable forms of communication with advanced non-terrestrial life forms, establishing protocols for extraterrestrial contact, and finally understanding the covert quasi-governmental cover up.
is the latest in a series of published books that explicitly examine exopolitics,
and help define exopolitics as a new field of scholarly study. My own book, Exopolitics: Political Implications of the
Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004), describes the evolution
of the global management system for extraterrestrial affairs; outlines how exopolitics
impacts upon conventional international politics; and gives an exopolitical analysis
In the first section of her new book, essays, Paola outlines the emerging field of exopolitics and how it differs from more traditional UFO approaches. She advocates the need to break free of the myopic focus on finding indubitable empirical evidence and documentation, and instead begin examining the implications of the available evidence made by a number of credible witnesses and whistleblowers, that extraterrestrial visitation is very real. Paola correctly identifies that traditional UFO approaches are often a thinly veiled form of debunking that systematically casts aside valuable testimonies from whistleblowers and witnesses courageously revealing the truth about extraterrestrial visitation.
Having worked directly with key whistleblowers such as the late Lt Col Philip Corso she know all too well the difficulty of substantiating the testimonies of those revealing the deep secrets hidden by quasi-governmental organizations behind the Cosmic Watergate. Her essays section correctly lays out the need to study the implications of whistleblower testimonies, and the folly in thinly veiled debunking efforts that will doom traditional UFOlogy to irrelevancy as the population awakens to the truth of the extraterrestrial presence.
In the subsequent section of her book, unconventional wisdom from unconventional people she interviews some of the key people contributing to the exopolitical awakening. Most significant are the revelations from Dr Steven Greer, former Astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell, and the Honorable Paul Hellyer, who all provide unique perspectives into the exopolitical challenges before us. Dr Greer discusses how quasi-governmental organizations have usurped constitutional principles in maintaining the Cosmic Watergate. Dr Mitchell reveals his own experiences based on conversations with reliable insiders that extraterrestrials are visiting Earth, and government suppression of this information is very real. A former Canadian Defense Minister, Paul Hellyer, discusses the policy issues raised by US efforts to weaponize space and the possible targeting of extraterrestrial visitors.
The next section of Paolas book contains a number of interviews of individuals who point out the main exopolitical challenge before us in terms of developing the right protocols for extraterrestrial contact. The Charles Hall interview describes the need for developing the right protocols for interacting with extraterrestrial visitors. Hall warns that misunderstanding these protocols can have harmful consequences as he directly experienced himself. This substantiates the need to carefully assess the development and use of advanced weaponry that might be used against extraterrestrial visitors. Another interview involves (Dr) Dan Burisch who describes the compartmentalized security processes used for managing human extraterrestrial contacts, and for restricting this information. The interview with Philip Corso outlines the challenges for establishing a new world based on human extraterrestrial contact.
Paola finally examines in her last section of the book, some of the protocols that might be used for establishing contact with extraterrestrial civilizations. These protocols correctly point to one of the central challenges of exopolitics, how do we communicate and act when in contact with advanced non-terrestrial life forms? Each set of protocols point to a set of procedures that either have been used, or can be used when extraterrestrial contact occurs in order to minimize undesirable actions and misunderstandings.
protocols for encouraging peaceful extraterrestrial contact were agreed upon at
the Extraterrestrial Civilizations and World Peace conference in
Paolas book is a valuable tool for all these seeking to understand how to establish formal protocols for communicating and contacting extraterrestrial civilizations. Her book makes a significant contribution to the field of exopolitics by correctly identifying the implications of the testimony provided by a number of credible witnesses and whistleblowers concerning the extraterrestrial presence. Exopolitics is an emerging field that promises to awaken many to the implications of an extraterrestrial presence that has yet to be officially acknowledged to the general public, elected political officials or the mass media. Paola Harris book makes a great contribution to awakening many to the implications of the extraterrestrial presence. I strongly recommend it as valuable tool for both established researchers and those just beginning their journey in understanding the exopolitical challenges confronting humanity.
Reviewer, Michael Salla, Ph.D
Extracted from Preface to Paola Harris, Exopolitics: How Does One Speak to a Ball of Light