First Impressions of The Cryptoterrestrials

I received my copy of Mac Tonnies’ “The Cryptoterrestrials” today and I just finished reading it. I will need to time to digest and absorb, but here are my first impressions.

“The Cryptoterrestrials” balances its contradictory qualities of boldness and subtlety, its profusion of ideas with its laser-like focus and lucidity. Mac’s approach is cyclical, taking us from point to point, paradigm to paradigm, but always returning us to his elegant and “tantalizingly testable” cryptoterrestrial hypothesis before setting out once again.

The power of mac’s work rests not in an attempt to colonize the mind with a new vision of The Truth, but in that it resembles nothing so much as a challenging and subtle instrument, or device of investigation. Whether its findings are positive or negative the instrument has the potential to reveal fundamental dynamics in our relationship to these most liminal of phenomena.


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