Magonia (magazine)

Magonia (magazine)

Magonia is a British journal focused on UFO phenomena. Its name comes from Passport to Magonia, a book by Ufologist Jacques Vallée. Vallée in turn had borrowed the term from Magonia, a magical land described by French folklore.

The journal explores related areas of belief and unusual behaviour, focusing on the sociology and social history of UFO believers and related belief systems e.g. imaginary friends, paracosms and trance channelling. The writers, columnists, and editors of Magonia do not support the extraterrestrial hypothesis or ETH, which theorizes that UFOs are vehicles from an advanced extraterrestrial civilization. Instead, Magonia promotes the alternative psychosocial hypothesis to explain UFO sightings and incidents. According to this theory, UFOs are not "real vehicles" in a physical sense, but can instead be explained as a product of psychological and/or social factors acting upon both individuals and large groups of people.

Contributors to Magonia have often been critical of ufologists (particularly American ufologists) who promote the ETH. They have also criticized[1] Jerome Clark, a prominent American Ufologist and historian, but have praised his work on several occasions[2] [3] [1] [4]


  1. ^ a b The UFO Encyclopedia 2nd Edition: The Phenomenon from the Beginning from Magonia 65, November 1998 URL accessed March 06, 2007
  2. ^ "If You Go Down to the Woods Tonight: another look at the Travis Walton case" by John Harney, 2001; URL accessed March 6, 2007
  3. ^ see the brief introduction to Invasion of the Barbarian Monsters from Heaven and Hell by Nigel Watson, 1995; URL accessed March 6, 2007
  4. ^ "A Plague of Aliens Visionary Rumour As Contemporary And Costume Drama" by Peter Brookesmith, From Magonia 60, Summer 1997; URL accessed March 06, 2007

See also

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Magonia — may mean: Magonia (mythology), a cloud realm in a French Medieval folk tale Magonia (magazine), about UFOs Magonia (plant), genus This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Magonia (mythology) — According to the treatise on weather magic composed by Carolingian bishop Agobard of Lyon in 815, Magonia is the name of the cloud realm from where felonious aerial sailors were said to have come. The inhabitants of this realm, the Magonians were …   Wikipedia

  • Psychosocial Hypothesis — In ufology, the psychosocial or psychocultural hypothesis, colloquially abbreviated PSH or PCH, argues that at least some UFO reports are best explained by psychological or social means. It is often contrasted with the better known… …   Wikipedia

  • Jerome Clark — (born 1946) is an American researcher and writer, specializing in unidentified flying objects and other anomalous phenomena; he is also a songwriter of some note.Clark is one of the most prominent UFO historians and researchers active today.… …   Wikipedia

  • List of magazines of anomalous phenomena — This is a list of magazines on anomalous and Fortean phenomena.General* Anomalist, The [] ** Explores the unknown . * Blather [] ** Prime source of weird news and humour. * Fortean Times [http://www …   Wikipedia

  • Abduction phenomenon — The term abduction phenomenon describes claims of non human creatures kidnapping individuals and temporarily removing them from familiar terrestrial surroundings. People alleged to have been abducted are called abductees or experiencers. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Peter Brookesmith — is an English writer and publisher. At different times in his life Peter Brookesmith has been an advertising copywriter, putative literary critic and musicologist (his D. Phil thesis was on folk and rock music), machine tool operator, editor of… …   Wikipedia

  • Fortean Times — Infobox Magazine title = Fortean Times | image size = 200px | Fortean Times issue 200 editor = David Sutton previous editor = Bob Rickard (Founder) Paul Sieveking staff writer = Jen Ogilvie frequency = Monthly (Was bi monthly; quarterly) category …   Wikipedia

  • British UFO Research Association — Infobox Company company name = British UFO Research Association (BUFORA) company company type = foundation = 1964 location = United Kingdom key people = industry = products = revenue = operating income = net income = num employees = parent =… …   Wikipedia

  • UFO — Fotografie eines angeblichen UFOs (Belgien, 1990) UFO ist die Abkürzung für Unbekanntes Flug Objekt oder Unidentifiziertes fliegendes Objekt (engl. Unidentified Flying Object). Der Begriff bezeichnet Phänomene, die von Beobachtern als fliegend… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”