American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology

American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology

by Diana Walsh Pasulka

Table of Contents

  • Preface- A Tour of Silicon Valley with Jacques Vallee
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1- The Invisible Tyler D.
  • Chapter 2- James: Master of the Multiverse
  • Chapter 3- Scott Browne’s In the Field: The War is Virtual, The Blood is Real
  • Chapter 4- When Star Wars Became Real: The Mechanisms of Belief
  • Chapter 5- The Material Code: Moving Beyond the Disembodied Soul to the Materiality of Quantum Information
  • Chapter 6- The Human Receiver: Matter, Information, Energy… Contact
  • Chapter 7- Suspended in Space: Levitating, Bilocating Saints and Tyler D.’s Spiritual Conversion in Rome
  • Conclusion- The Artifact


Some of the Mysteries of American Cosmic:

  • Who are the two unnamed scientists who vis the secret “Donation Location” with Diana? Both identities are easily discerned / publicly out there, however, only one (“James”) has revealed their identity and that is Garry Nolan. The person known as “Tyler D.” (after Tyler Durden from Fight Club) has not made themselves publicly known – so we are not posting there name here.
  • Where is the Secret “Donation Location”? Many have tried to find this location but its public disclosure would assuredly cause its destruction by tourists and “Legend Trippers”.


Diana Walsh Pasulka –

Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion

She is author of American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology, forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Her current projects include two edited volumes, Believing in Bits: New Media and the Supernatural, co-edited with Simone Natalie and forthcoming with Oxford University Press, and Human, Transhuman, Posthuman: Emerging Technologies and the Boundaries of Homo Sapiens, co-edited with Michael Bess and forthcoming with Palgrave MacMillan Reference.