Thursday, January 24, 2008

Endnotes and References

Endnote 1:Le Mali by Joseph Roger de Benoist, Paris, L'Harmattab, 1998, page 204: Amadou Hampate Ba nous a dit un jour: Dans la tradition africaine, il y a quatre personnes auxquelles on ne dit pas 'non': on ne dit pas 'non' au roi, on ne dit pas 'non' aux personnes plus agees, qu'on appelle les engendreurs, on ne dit pas 'non' au maƮtre initiateur, on ne dit pas 'non' a l'etranger que Dieu vous envoie. A tous ceux-la, on leur sert un 'oui' de politesse et pas un 'oui' de verite. L'Europeen, quand il arrive, est un hote envoye par Dieu. On ne lui dit pas 'non'. On le laisse demander ce qu'il veut. Si l'on sent qu'il est venu avec une idee fixe et qu'il veut trouver quelque chose, on l'aide a trouver ce qu'il est venu chercher, et cela en inventant des legendes qui correspondent. On le laisse d'abord poser des questions, puis, vite, on invente une reponse, on improvise une legende. On appelle cela: 'mettre dans la paille', ce qui signifie 'econduire poliment'. Les Dogon se sont defendus ainsi, ils se sont forges des traditions extraordinaires.
Ashpole, Edward The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (1989) at pages 149-152 (in Chapter 9) of the Blandford softcover edition. [4 page discussion]
Benest, D., & Duvent, J. L. (July 1995). Is Sirius a triple star?. Astronomy and Astrophysics volume 299: pages 621-628. Available online at the link below:
BBessel, F. W. (December 1844). On the Variations of the Proper Motions of Procyon and Sirius. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 6: 136-141. Available online at the link below:
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Bouju, Jacky Comments, Current Anthropology 32:2, April 1991, pages 159-160.
Bullard, Thomas The UFO Encyclopedia: The Phenomenon From The Beginning - 2nd edition (1998) in Volume 1:A-K at page 135 (forming part of the entry entitled Anomalous Aerial Phenomena before 1800 at pages 121-138) of the Omnigraphics hardback edition. [1 page discussion]
Calame-Griaule, Genevieve. On the Dogon Restudied. Current Anthropology 32:5, Dec 1991, p.575-577.Coomer, David The UFO Investigator's Guide (1999) at pages 13-14 (in the Introduction) of the Blandford softback edition. [2 page discussion]
Coppens, Philip (sometimes spelt Fillip) on his website in an article entitled Dogon Shame, first published in the Fortean Times. Available online at:
Coppens, Philip (sometimes spelt Fillip) in The Encyclopedia Of Extraterrestrial Encounters (2001) (edited by Ronald Story) at pages 550-552 (in an entry entitled Sirius Mystery, The) of the New American Library softcover edition, at pages 538-540 of the pdf edition (with the same page numbering in the Microsoft Word edition). [3 page discussion] Available online at:
Fitzgerald, Randall The Cosmic Test Tube (1998) at pages 11-15, 50-52 (in Section 1), 313-314, 315 (in Section 4) with a one sentence summary at page 368 (in the Guide To Books) of the Moonlake Media softcover edition. [11 page discussion]
Flammarion, Camille (August 1877). The Companion Of Sirius. The Astronomical Register 15 (176): 186-189. Available online at the link below:
Griaule, M and Dieterlen, G Un Systeme Soudanais de Sirius, Journal de la Societe des Africainistes, Tome XX, Fascicule 2, 1950, pages 273-294. An English translation of this article was included by Robert Temple in his book The Sirius Mystery Temple, 1976, pages 35-54; Temple, 1998, Appendix 1, pages 476-503). The 1976 edition of this book (which is considerably shorter than the 1998 revised edition) can be found as a searchable html document in a zip file online on the Truly Free website at:
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Hansen, Terry The Missing Times: News Media Complicity In The UFO Cover-Up (2000) at pages 191-192 (in Chapter 5) of the Xlibris softcover edition. [2 page discussion]
Krupp, E C in Science And The Paranormal (1981) (edited by Abell, George O and Singer, Barry) at pages 289-295 (in Chapter 16) of the Junction Books hardback edition. [7 page discussion]
Moore, Patrick Can You Speak Venusian? (1976 edition) at pages 115-117 (in Chapter 13) of the Star Books paperback edition. [3 page discussion]
Oberg, James UFOs and Outer Space Mysteries (1982) at pages 121-131 (in Chapter 6 generally, The Sirius Mystery) of the Donning paperback edition. [11 page discussion]. The relevant chapter is available online at the link below:
Ovenden, Michael Mustard Seed Of Mystery, Nature, Volume 261, Issue 5561, pp. 617-618 (1976). Available online at the link below:
Page, Ivan (Father), email entitled Dogon to Isaac Koi dated 29 October 2007.
Pesch, Peter and Pesch, Roland The Dogon and Sirius The Observatory, Vol. 97, p. 26-28 (1977).
Ridpath, Ian Messages From The Stars (1978a) at pages 189-202 (Chapter 12 generally) of the Fontana paperback edition. [14 page discussion]Ridpath, Ian in his article Investigating The Sirius Mystery (1978b), Skeptical Inquirer, Volume 3, Number 1, Fall 1978, at pages 56-62. Article available online at: [7 page discussion]
Ridpath, Ian in email entitled to Isaac Koi dated 3 December 2007.
Sagan, Carl Broca's Brain (1979) at pages 66 (in Chapter 5), 85-99 (in Chapter 6) of the Coronet paperback edition. [16 page discussion]
Spencer, John and Spencer, Anne True Life Encounters - Alien Contact (1997) at pages 53-60 (in Chapter 5 generally) of the Millenium paperback edition. [8 page discussion]
Story, Ronald Guardians of the Universe? (1980) at pages 113-126 (in Chapter 12 generally) of the New English Library paperback edition. [14 page discussion]
Temple, Robert The Sirius Mystery (1976) generally. [Whole book]. The 1976 edition of this book (which is considerably shorter than the 1998 revised edition) can be found as a searchable html document in a zip file online on the Truly Free website at, specifically atthe link below:
Temple, Robert On The Sirius Mystery: An Open Letter to Carl Sagan, Zetetic Scholar, Issue Number 8 (July, 1981), page 29. Available online at the link below:
Temple, Robert The Sirius Mystery (1998) generally, particularly at pages 3-16 (in Chapter 1) of the 1998 revised Arrow paperback edition. [Whole book] The 1976 edition of this book (which is considerably shorter than the 1998 revised edition) can be found as a searchable html document in a zip file online on the Truly Free website at
specifically at the link below:
Van Beek, Walter E. A. Dogon Restudied --A Field Evaluationof the Work of Marcel Griaule Current Anthropology 32:2,April 1991, p.139-167.Von Daniken, Erich According To The Evidence (1977) at pages 81-92 (in Chapter 3) of the Souvenir Press hardback edition. [12 page discussion]

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