Second, revised edition with seven of the photographs now in full colour. Exploring the facts behind the myths, this book reframes the debate about the reality of the space visitors in view of the unprecedented changes engulfing the world today. After the early contactees had been ruthlessly debunked by an organized disinformation campaign, a new context was carefully constructed by clandestine government agencies in collusion with the media, with only one purpose: to ridicule or instil fear of the extraterrestrial presence. And while the experiences and messages of the original contactees are now largely being ignored amid the frenzy of fear-based speculation that has resulted from decades of cover-ups and subsequent conspiracy theories, the author shows that they are in fact more relevant today than ever before by bringing together the spiritual and the practical strands of Ufology. From historical records, documentary evidence and testimonies of early and contemporary contactees against the background of the Ageless Wisdom teaching, this book uncovers the patient and sustained efforts of the space people to interact with people of Earth. In the process it reveals the true motive for their presence - to help humanity through this historical time of transition by sharing their wisdom and technology. According to the author, the message from space can be summarized as: 'Life is One, so live as one... or perish.' About the author: Gerard Aartsen, M.Ed., has been a student of the Ageless Wisdom teaching for over 30 years. His many years of research resulted in the online reference Our Elder Brothers Return - A History in Books. A long-standing co-worker in the worldwide network of groups affiliated with British esotericist Benjamin Creme, he writes regular contributions to Share International magazine about the extraterrestrial presence on Earth. He is also a frequent guest on international radio shows about UFOs and related subjects, and gives lectures at home and abroad.