DIANE: She Came From Venus. Dana Howard.
DIANE: She Came From Venus

DIANE: She Came From Venus

London: Regency Press, [1956]. First Edition. Hardcover. The author’s second book, inscribed by Howard on the verso of the front flyleaf. Octavo. Original yellow cloth binding, with gilt titles. Small bit of offsetting from an old dust jacket protector. Tiny bump to the top edge of the rear board. The dust jacket is very lightly sun faded along the spine; otherwise very good. Howard was one of the many so-called "contactees" – and one of the few women – inspired by George Adamski, author of Flying Saucers Have Landed (1953) and other bestsellers. As S.D. Tucker writes in Space Oddities: Out Strange Attempts to Explain the Universe (2017), "Dana spent much of the 1950s enjoying sightings of what appeared to be the Virgin Mary – except the Virgin herself claimed to be a Space-Sister named Diane, who hailed from Venus. Howard had first seen a female apparition in 1939, a woman ‘of unsurpassing loveliness’ leaning against a tree, whose head was ‘radiant with a crown of fire’, like a halo. You might well have thought it was Mary, Mother of God – were it not for the fact that, hovering 300 feet up above, was ‘a beautiful rocket-shaped ship … constructed of some sort of translucent materials, but trimmed in gold and gem-studded’. Down from this craft extended ‘an almost invisible ladder’ up which the blessed lady then vanished. Howard didn’t see her again until 1955, when attending a séance in Los Angeles. Here, the very same spirit materialised, announced her name was Diana, and said that she came from Venus. Before departing, she told her favourite ‘Child of Earth’ that she should ‘Try to make every breath a breath of love’ from now on. Surely, had Dana Howard lived a century beforehand, ‘Diana of Venus’ would have been ‘Mary from Heaven’? Not after George Adamski." Very good / Very good. Item #69867

Price: $200.00

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