In the last article posted, I dealt with an intriguing phenomenon that existed historically in America between science fiction writers and rocket scientists in the 1940s and 50s. Jack Parsons the notorious founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and his cadre of science-fiction writer friends (that included among others, the equally infamous L. Ron Hubbard as well as the highly reputed writer Ray Bradbury) had much to do with the novel notions of ‘outer space’ and even the development of actual technologies spurring the emergence of the space travel industry.
My article posed these questions: What is the relationship between the ‘imaginings’ of these science fiction writers and the surreal if not paranormal activities that began to be witnessed not only surrounding them but in our skies overhead, starting in 1947 and especially beginning in 1952? Was there any relationship to the fact that these noted authors were conjuring up imaginary spaceships (by their literary works and, in some cases as with Parsons and Hubbard, through literal ritual magic), and the reality UFOs were becoming more commonplace with sightings, abductions, and a general interest amongst the population with such subjects? Was the massive cultural enthusiasm beginning in the 1950s somehow giving rise to the realities that were appearing on our radar scopes?
This line of reasoning might suggest my theory regarding the appearance of UFOs has nothing to do with whether they really exist and everything to do with whether we believe in them. In other words, perhaps the reader infers I believe skeptics never see UFOs and true believers almost always do. If that were so, would it not be the case that flying saucers, aliens, and messages from ‘outer space’—supplied through their compliant, if not adoring channelers—are all merely a psychological phenomenon? Wouldn’t this be the outer space equivalent of a physical illness (psycho-somatic condition) brought about by a mental matter on a societal scale, i.e., a social pathology akin to group think? Aren’t UFO witnesses just seeing things because they ‘wish them to be so?’ Are these disc-shaped vehicles which defy the known laws of aerodynamics simply mental tricks caused by earnest believers who want them to real, perhaps because they prove ‘transcendence’ (i.e., a ‘meaning to life’) for those who believe? Are aliens a surrogate for God?
The answers to these questions appear to be, at least from my perspective, all partially “Yes”. But it isn’t because our minds trick us into seeing what isn’t there. That explanation is much too simple. Based upon the most recent witness of how physics works in the space-time world, such space ships may materialize, literally, partially because our minds contribute something to their appearing. In other words, our minds play a role in making them come into being in the physical world. How can this be so?
Throughout the study of alien appearances, their anti-gravity propelled transportation, and their messages of warning for the human race (that we better had mend our ways or we will wake up one morning and find our world a roasted cinder), favorable researchers typically assume they are only reporting “just the facts mam” as Jack Friday from the old TV show, Dragnet would instruct his witness. However, there may be more to ‘the facts’ than the commonplace worldview allows. Furthermore, it isn’t just how our minds shape the data that comes our way (as the famous philosopher begetting the science of epistemology[i], Immanuel Kant, might explain). It has more to do with the recent discovery that our minds help create physical reality—at least a little—but to a scientifically measurable extent. Additionally, when one gathers enough intelligent persons together thinking about topics about which they feel earnest, the ‘power of the combined minds’ may alter the space-time world and thus, reform reality. It even seems this ‘alteration of reality’ which we witness today could be based in part upon what we will be ‘thinking about’ tomorrow. Experiments done during the past two decades regarding random number generators and how they are influenced by mental processes (both local and global) seems to provide a scientific basis for this fact.[ii] As far out as it seems, effects can influence causes in contradistinction to Newtonian and even Einsteinium physics. The universe is more mysterious than we thought.
In this short article, I won’t pursue the epistemological implications of these newly argued views proffered by various physicists and cosmologists, some of which believe in intelligent design and others even the God of the Bible. Instead, I wish to open the door to a powerfully related example of the interplay between “mind, matter, and aliens.” This issue actually suggests a number of intriguing things about the increasing cases of UFOs, alien abductions, channeled messages from outer space, and ultimately the false gospel of nurturing aliens who created humankind (or at least altered our supposed ‘evolution’ a million years ago—or as the late popular author and Sumerian scholar Zecharia Sitchin proposed—within the past 60,000 years).
Here is my thesis: our minds are not simply receptors of neutral data transmitted our way by outside entities (be they egalitarian extraterrestrials or much more likely, malfeasant spiritual beings who, if they had their way, would control us). We create the opportunity for receiving messages that usually go unheard, based upon what we choose to believe. We willfully open a ‘hailing frequency’ as they used to say in Star Trek. We start searching for messages that may have been there all along, but to which we weren’t ‘sensitized’. Colloquially speaking, “We ‘didn’t have our ears on.’” By ‘dabbling’ with certain sorts of transmitters (drugs, rituals, Ouija boards) we establish contact. Once we do, a whole new reality begins to bleed into our ‘everyday world’. Again, this isn’t just a case of allowing our minds to trick us; the empirical world—reality itself—is altered. Space-time is no longer exactly the same. By our ‘active receptivity’, we allow spiritual beings to become interlopers (or more plainly, party crashers) in what happens in our world. It takes two to tango. Or saying it another way without mixing the metaphor: they want to dance, but we have to turn on the music.
We may assume that what we think or believe has little to do with what happens in the world, but science proves otherwise. Just as the Ghostbusters learned when asked to “choose the form of the destroyer” even a hypothetically docile entity, say a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, can really ruin your day.
In the last article, I referenced the book by Nick Redfern, Final Events and the Secret Government Group on Demonic UFOs and the Afterlife. Redfern brings a considerable amount of useful information to his readers. Indeed, I deem it one of the most important books to read and study (carefully) on the subject of Ufology.
Going back to Jack Parsons, the point of the so-called Jack Parsons ‘techniques’ which the clandestine group, The Collins Elite purportedly studied[iii] was that the scraps of materials left in the desert near Roswell in 1947 (that may or may not have included bodies), were actually artifacts created as a result of the rituals Parsons and his occultic colleagues performed. His rituals ‘opened a portal’ which allowed entities (from another dimension) to deposit highly strange and unique materials from ‘out of this world’ in an attempt to prove visitors from interstellar space had been there. The famous ‘memory metal’ that couldn’t be permanently bent or damaged by earthly tools (hammers and such) was only one of these items that were intentionally spun like Rumpelstiltskin’s gold by these ‘dream weavers’ from another dimension. Therefore, their deception was purposeful. They wanted to give evidence ‘in molecular form’ to prove aliens from the far reaches of outer space were visiting our world. And as the false gospel of ancient alien theory proclaims, they weren’t just light-hearted tourists out to see the sights. According to their admirers, their loitering around our planet was to look in on their ‘creation’ and nudge us the right direction before we destroy ourselves. Consequently, I argue that Roswell evinces a real connection between mind and matter—or between spiritual realities and physical realities which is another way to say the same thing. The two dimensions can intersect. And the residue of their interconnection can leave physical evidence behind. Think of ‘Slimer’ and the green gel-like ectoplasm he covered Bill Murray’s character with in Ghostbusters, the movie. Going beyond ‘green slime’, The Collins Elite came to see through the ‘evidence’ and realized it was planted by not-so-distant provocateurs in a grand, cosmological deception. That is to say, they didn’t believe that flying saucers and space aliens were the real actors littering this elegant ‘space junk’ around the Foster ranch at Roswell. They came to believe the entities were ‘local’ albeit from a nearby dimension known as the spiritual realm. It is astonishing that a Federal group of intelligence personnel would come to this conclusion. However, that is exactly what happened after years of research. And yet, it is only part of their amazing story (perhaps to be taken up in more detail another time).
The mind/matter connection (we should say the mind/matter interaction) was made even more concrete by the fact that ‘hooking up’ with the aliens was done mostly through ‘altered states of mind’. A former member of the Collins Elite, the ‘informer’ to Redfern, one Richard Duke, related a pertinent anecdote regarding meetings between the Elite and the notorious Andrija Puharich (one of my most favorite colorful characters of the UFO and ESP worlds, coincidentally the uncle of one of my good friends, and a character I discuss in depth in my last book, Power Quest: The Ascendancy of Antichrist in America). Although officials denied that there was ever any research connection between the government and Puharich, yet meetings and discussions did take place (Puharich was a noted specialist in channeling, ESP, studies in LSD on behalf of the military, and the central authority in the appearance of the so-called “NINE” forces from outside our solar system claiming to also be the so-called Egyptian ‘ennead’ or ‘gods’. These bodiless voices continually predicted their physical return—although in case you haven’t noticed, so far they remain ‘no-shows’[iv]). Redfern indicates the whole subject “‘went black because of the UFO thing and the Parsons theories.’ No one wanted to admit—and have Congress, the media and the public know—that they were digging into controversies suggesting a link between UFOs, demonology and altered-states of mind.” [v]
Redfern goes on to provide a reference to a particular report shared between J. Allen Hynek, the noted UFO military consultant charged with obfuscating UFO accounts (but who ultimately came to believe in UFOs) and Jacques Vallee (the well-regarded UFO researcher and author) and related to a meeting held on July 9, 1959 at the CIA office in Washington “under the direction of Arthur Lundahl of the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center. Present at the meeting was a representative of the Office of Naval Intelligence, and seven CIA officers—three of who [sic], Richard Duke maintained, were attached to the Collins Elite. Three days prior to the July 9 meeting, a Naval Intelligence officer, one Commander Larsen, discussed with Lundahl… [a failed experiment which involved a Naval intelligence contact, Francis Swan in the summer of 1954]… Larsen was encouraged to repeat the experiment, which involved him ‘going into a trance,’ [he] later told writer and filmmaker Robert Emenegger. This time it was successful: a flying saucer suddenly appeared on the scene.” [vi] Redfern comments The Collins Elite were “bothered by the fact that some intelligence officials were now being influenced by the saucer people to such an extent that they, too, were being seduced into entering altered states to contact what might just as well have been demons as extraterrestrials.” [vii] [Emphasis added] All deeds were purely performed in the interest of science of course.
The point of this article can be summarized as this: If real physical extraterrestrials were coming to earth, traveling to us from dozens (if not hundreds) of light years away, and therefore had mastered the physics of the universe, one would suppose that they needn’t rely upon the human mind to give them a point of entry into our world. We are, after all, still waiting for their space-ship to land on the White House lawn despite the fact they’ve been feigning appearances, according to their many mediumistic adherents, for decades—if not several centuries. For instance, the Mayan are waiting for their feathered serpent god, Kukulkan to reappear in 2012. But why do they (and many new-ager newcomers) have to prepare the way of his coming by religious rituals? If this is so, what does it say about the nature of extraterrestrials? Could they be more psychic than physical? Could they be ‘gods’ (ultradimensional beings) and not ETs?
Furthermore, the facts also suggest alien appearances mimic apparitions (now you see them, now you don’t; which also seems to imply phantasms require the cooperation of the mind); hence, their corporeal substance is highly questionable. Yes, these entities sometimes can “break on through to the other side” as singer Jim Morrison of The Doors advised in a song by the same title (in his case, his preferred door opener was mescaline—a substance-of-choice shared by Aldous Huxley—of whom Morrison’s lyrics and the band’s name itself were inspired). But these beings require some force or capacity of the human mind to make the magic happen. Exactly what this suggests about the final event, i.e., the outcome of the gospel of alien astronauts, is open to further discussion (a future dialogue with the reader in which I hope to engage). Nevertheless, the spiritual dangers do suggest that when someone opens a portal ‘to the other side’ aka ‘the doors of perception’—about which Huxley and Morrison were champions—responsible spiritually attuned beings, namely Christians, best find a way to close the door as quickly as possible. For as we’ve seen from the famous debris field created in the New Mexico desert circa July 1947, there really is no telling what type of matter the cat (or in our case, the mind-altered ‘mediums’, ritual magicians, and their alien friends) might drag in.
[i] Epistemology is the science of ‘knowing’. It examines how we know and even ‘how we know we know’. Faith, reason, knowledge, the mechanisms of how our minds work (not just how our physical brains function) are all part of this science. Kant was not the first to take up the subject, but he was the most important. He attempted to build a case for human knowledge based upon ‘how we think’—that while not proving our thinking corresponds to reality “as it is”—he believed categorizing how we think and how our minds structure the data coming to us through our senses, was a legitimate basis for science and ultimately for faith. To go on just a little, although for Kant faith relied more upon a notion of ‘ought’ and not just a categorical imperative—akin to dismissing something as true only if when it corresponds to the way our minds work. How ironic his approach was developed to respond to the skepticism of David Hume. For when he was done defining the ‘categories of the mind’ and distinguishing ‘transcendental truth’ (how human’s know things) from ‘transcendent truth’ (a perfect knowledge only God could have) Kant had actually paved the way for greater doubt in the world of philosophy.
[ii] This discussion is carried out in a helpful way by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince in their recent book, The Forbidden Universe (2011), a story on how Hermeticism (the ‘high’ occult teachings of the ages) influenced the formation of modern science. While not agreeing with the spiritual conclusions drawn by the authors, I can recommend the book for a lively discussion and readable explanation about these intriguing possibilities.
[iii] For readers not familiar: the ‘Elite’ was a group of investigators formed and funded by the CIA in 1952 but which maintained some independence from the agency. The Elite came to believe that extraterrestrials were really spiritual entities, their message one of deception, and that the U.S. government had literally made a deal trading access to our world (including human abductions and animal mutilations) in exchange for advanced technology. Furthermore, U.S. officials were even seeking to double-cross the aliens by reneging on certain conditions of the agreement. As they say, you can’t make this stuff up! (Although skeptics will assume that they most certainly do.)
[iv] This is the story discussed in Picknett and Prince’s Stargate Conspiracy (2000) and made famous in the pro-UFO book, The Only Planet of Choice (1993), whose Foreword was written by James Hurtak, noted ufologist; and who earlier in his career, was the assistant to Andrija Puharich. It is a small world after all.
[v] Redfern, Nick, Final Events, Kindle Edition, location 993.
[vi] Ibid., Kindle Edition, location 1025.