by Paul A. LaViolette, Ph.D.

from Etheric Website


First time proof of the existence of interstellar radio signals of intelligent origin being sent to us.
Evidence that pulsars are part of a vast network of ETI communication beacons.
This is the updated second edition of the book The Talk of the Galaxy published in 2000.


This exhaustive study presents first time proof that astronomers have been receiving radio signals of intelligent origin.


As early as 1967 and continuing to the present, radio astronomers have been carefully studying and cataloging unusual interstellar beacons called pulsars thinking them to be stars of natural origin. Dr. LaViolette, who has been researching pulsars for 27 years, shows that, up to now, the nature of these radio sources has been grossly misunderstood.


He has discovered that a number of very unique pulsars are non-randomly distributed in the sky and mark key Galactic locations that have particular significance from an ETI communication standpoint. He also presents evidence of unusual geometric alignments among pulsars and intriguing pulse period relationships.


Equally compelling is the message they are sending a warning about a past Galactic core explosion disaster that should help us avert a future global tragedy.

  • Contains extensive analysis of pulsar data, revealing new ideas about the origins and functions of pulsars

  • Provides proof of an extraterrestrial communication network

  • Includes information about the formation of crop circles and force-field-beaming technology

The paper by Gerry Zeitlin (2001) entitled: Are pulsar signals evidence of astro-engineered signalling systems? provides an excellent summary of many of the main points in Decoding the Message of the Pulsars.


Acclaim for Decoding the Message of the Pulsars

Paul LaViolette is among the most advanced scientific minds of our time. His contributions in Decoding the Message of the Pulsars on our populated universe lay a foundation for our future society in space.
Alfred L. Webre, J.D.,

author of Exopolitics: Politics, Government, and Law in the Universe

In a remarkable open-minded exploration of cosmic proportions, Dr. LaViolette proposes that since 1967 radio astronomers have been receiving and cataloging signals of extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI). While his explanation is complex, it underscores the very reasons why they may indeed be messages of intelligent origin. A book well worth reading, it is both thought provoking as well as profound in its implications for what our future may bring.
Joseph McMoneagle,

author of Mind Trek and The Ultimate Time Machine

Dr. Paul LaViolette is absolutely brilliant in his provocative book - fastidiously researched and well presented. You cannot read this book and not believe! A truly remarkable work from an equally remarkable man!
Sherry Hansen Steiger and Brad Steiger,
authors of The Rainbow Conspiracy and UFO Odyssey

Dr. Paul LaViolette systematically and eloquently presents an audacious hypothesis that the signals and locations of many pulsars provide evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Whatever the significance of his data and conclusions, this is a book well worth reading by those who ponder the great questions of life in the cosmos.
Dr. Eugene F. Mallove,

Editor-in-Chief, Infinite Energy Magazine,
Director, New Energy Research Laboratory, Bow, New Hampshire


Provocative evidence of signals from a galactic society

Dr. Paul LaViolette makes an astonishing assertion: pulsars are not what we thought they are (spinning neutron stars) but are white dwarf stars fitted with synchrotron generators by an astro-engineering galactic society specifically to transmit information to us.

Anyone can make astonishing assertions; we encounter them every day. But LaViolette supports his hypothesis with extensive research data published by established astronomers, and a broad understanding of physics, astrophysics,  and relevant areas of engineering.

It is not necessary to take LaViolette's ideas on faith. Pulsars ARE strange and becoming more and more difficult for astronomers to understand, the more they learn about them. The facts about pulsar behavior and their spatial distribution that LaViolette has culled from the research literature cry out for a new interpretation.

Anyone who has followed the field of SETI - the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - and grown weary of the endless decades of futile searching for that narrowly-defined needle in the haystack, will find in Decoding the Message of the Pulsars an extremely exciting revelation.

Gerry Zeitlin

an early SETI pioneer