Bertrand Méheust – auteur de l’impossible ?

Bertrand Méheust – auteur de l’impossible ?

F.W.H. Myers, Charles Fort, Jacques Vallée et… Bertrand Méheust. Qu’est-ce qui rapproche ces quatre personnages ? Ils sont au coeur du documentaire et du livre « Authors of the Impossible » de l’historien des religions Jeffrey J. Kripal.

MàJ mars 2013] : un premier pitch du documentaire est visible [ici (15′). Il se concentre sur des témoignages contemporains d’expériences paranormales par un auteur de science fiction, puis des commentaires des chercheurs Stephan Braude, Adam Crabtree et Elizabeth Mayer.

Présentation du livre :cool.jpg

Authorsoftheimpossible.jpgMost scholars dismiss research into the paranormal as pseudoscience, a frivolous pursuit for the paranoid or gullible. Even historians of religion, whose work naturally attends to events beyond the realm of empirical science, have shown scant interest in the subject. But the history of psychical phenomena, Jeffrey J. Kripal contends, is an untapped source of insight into the sacred and by tracing that history through the last two centuries of Western thought we can see its potential centrality to the critical study of religion.

Kripal grounds his study in the work of four major figures in the history of paranormal research: psychical researcher Frederic Myers; writer and humorist Charles Fort; astronomer, computer scientist, and ufologist Jacques Vallee; and philosopher and sociologist Bertrand Méheust. Through incisive analyses of these thinkers, Kripal ushers the reader into a beguiling world somewhere between fact, fiction, and fraud. The cultural history of telepathy, teleportation, and UFOs; a ghostly love story; the occult dimensions of science fiction; cold war psychic espionage; galactic colonialism; and the intimate relationship between consciousness and culture all come together in Authors of the Impossible, a dazzling and profound look at how the paranormal bridges the sacred and the scientific.

Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal_and the Sacred, by J. J. Kripal. Chicago University Press, May 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0226453866

Kripal s’est vu offrir la possibilité de mettre en images son travail sur le paranormal. Voyez vous-même :

la page Facebook du documentaire

le site du documentaire (avec son teaser et son podcast : interviews de Radin, Braude…) : http://authorsoftheimpossible.com/