The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Thursday, May 06, 2010

UFOs & LSD: The Secret Connection by Anthony Bragalia

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The UFO phenomena is so utterly mind-bending that the best way to understand it may be to go out of our minds. The role of expanded consciousness and access to the alien world is revealed in private conversations this author has had with eminent men of science. This includes talks with the now-late Harvard Psychiatrist Dr. John Mack and Harvard Professor Dr. Timothy Leary. They provide keen insight into the ultimate secret of the UFO. They uncover the hyperdimensional world in which the UFO traverses. They also detail the interplay between altered states of matter, altered states of mind and contact with the alien.

Other notable scientists have joined to divulge the role of expanded consciousness and communication with ET intelligence. They include ecologist Terence McKenna; physician Dr. John Lilly; psychiatrist Dr. Stanislav Grof and the father of space flight, visionary Jack Parsons. Their search for the answers to the questions about flying saucers have led to a telling conclusion: only if we open our "doors of perception" will we be able to understand this alien intelligence.

Because the UFO community is predisposed to a strictly mechanistic "nuts and bolts" interpretation of the UFO phenomena, they have ignored these learned men's revelations. They forget that the ability to travel through the cosmos must require an interdimensional component. The alien interstellar craft do not travel like our "pop can" Apollos that use outdated combustion technologies. They must morph the very fabric of "reality" and they must somehow bend space-time itself. And the UFO often creates states of "non-ordinary reality" for those who get too near them. Percieving this other-dimensional reality may require altering our very abilities to perceive.

THE "OZ" FACTOR

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British Ufologist Jenny Randles has taken note of altered perceptions and realities when it comes to the UFO. She has named this "the Oz factor." It is a sense of timelessness and of sensory and spatial changes when in the presence of the unearthly. This is experienced particulary in close encounters such as reported at the famous UFO landing at Bentwaters in 1980. One of the witnesses to the landed craft at Rendlesham Forest near the Bentwaters military base had commented on an "otherworldly" feeling. He reports that he had entered a void where only he and the phenomena co-existed. Objects and shadows "bent" and changed shape and it was sensed that time had slowed. The craft changed its configuration and color. Cast shadows were not in synch with the motion of his body. Countless close encounters report very similar effects.

Randles posits that such "outworlders" are contacting humans using consciousness itself, rather than with simply sophisticated technology. But it is not all "paraphysical." In rare cases, Randles believes, the subjective impression of the experiencer is so strong that it manipulates "objective" reality. That is, a person who is caught in the midst of this "Oz Factor" may actually be able to photograph a craft. Viewing something that is so far removed from their frame of reference, they feel as though they've entered a world of fantasy. But they have not- seeing the alien involves mental and physical interplay. Communication with the alien by mind, or telepathy, is even mentioned. It is at once physical and paraphysical. Other researchers such as John Keel and Dr. Jacques Vallee hint at this strange interplay in many other cases.

TIMOTHY LEARY

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PSYCHOLOGIST AND PSYCHONAUT DR. TIMOTHY LEARY

The late Timonthy Leary is of course the controversial to-this-day futurist, writer and scientist. He was also a well-known researcher and vocal enthusiast of LSD and psychedelics during the 1960s. A psychologist, a Berkeley grad and a Harvard Professor- it is less known that Leary was also an enthusiast about space travel and contact with the alien.
In the 1980s, Leary began a program of study he called "SMILE." This was the acronym for "Space Migration," "Intelligence Increase" and "Life Extension." He believed that we will ultimately return to the stars from whence we came. This could only be accomplished by mastery of instellar travel via the interdimensional path; the expansion of intelligence and consciousness that would be needed to communicate with the alien; and by implementing life extension technologies so that we be able to live to manipulate time. He developed this concept in 1980 and expanded on it in his 1993 book, "The Game of Life".

The documentary "Timothy Leary's Dead" clarified Leary's stance on ET. Leary felt that intelligent life exists throughout infinite space. But he felt that it was less "literal" and "nuts and bolts" than Ufologists believed, and that it was more of a mental, spiritual and interdimensional phenomena. He did not believe that spacecraft were the only thing that ET used to travel space. He said that it was unlikely that "ET packaged alien beings in spaceships and sent them hundreds of light-years through space so that they could land in farm pastures and rape little old ladies in Iowa." He believed that mind, matter and space were far more complex than that simplistic model. Leary, though, was a bit contradicted on this though. When he passed, his own ashes were shot into space in a rocket.

I once saw Timothy Leary at a lecture in Boston. But it was in the late 1980s -by extreme chance- that I happened to actually personally meet Dr. Leary. While casually strolling down the beach on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, I noticed a white-haired, wild-looking wiseman. As I approached nearer, it became very clear that the face was familiar. The man was gazing over and through the Mexican ocean with intense contemplation. As I passed by, I was compelled to ask: "Dr. Leary?" The reply: "Yes, that's me." And it was. But I tested him, having seen him before: "I once saw you a few years ago doing stand-up comedy at a club when I lived in Boston." He said: "Oh, no kidding. I remember that club on Commonwealth Ave, The Paradise." In fact, Leary had a small "Evening with Timothy Leary" tour of clubs during that time period. His "act" was a semi-lecture offering his take on history and on current events. He was incredibly entertaining and irreverent with his razor-sharp wit and cerebral humor. Satisfied that it was indeed him, we began small chit chat about the big universe:

I told Leary about my interest in other worlds, as we both stood there before the endless expanse of blue sky and sea. Leary told me that he knew that there was other intelligent life in places "that we do not know about because we are to dumb to see them." I asked him if he meant that we do not yet have the telescopes to view them. He replied no, that is not what he meant. He meant that "we do not open up our minds to those whose minds are far more vast and open than our own." He explained that the instellar dynamic requires the interdimensional dynamic. To deal with the bending of space-time, we must "bend" our minds. He echoed Arthur C. Clark that their technology to us would be indistinguishable from magic. We are not yet prepared to enter the world where the physical and the paraphysical intermingle. Until we change our very minds, we cannot go to a such a malleable place where space, time and and the very structure of matter are manipulated. It is not a physical limitation, he added. It was a limitation of consciousness. ET works beyond our framework of reference.

Realizing we were on vacation and that we shouldn't be talking so many deep things, I said goodbye and walked on down the beach, my head hurting from the chance meeting.

JOHN MACK

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PSYCHIATRIST DR. JOHN MACK

The late Dr. John Mack was a Pulitzer-prize winner and a Professor and Psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School. Mack advocated for the reality of aliens and UFOs. His controversial approach to the phenomena led him to be subjected to an official, fourteen-month long peer inquiry of his techniques and beliefs. It was the first time in Harvard history that a tenured professor was investigated in such a manner. Mack was ultimately found to be in good standing in the academic community.

Mack was also a researcher of the history of "visionary" human experiences, and he was interested in the transformational aspects of alien encounters. In the Winter of 1969-70, Mack was studying under the tutelage of British psychiatrist Dr. R.D. Laing. It is believed that this is when Mack began his personal quest for spiritual understanding by using LSD. An associate of LSD therapy researcher Stan Grof (see below) Mack is believed he may have been inspired to take the journey by Dr. Grof as well.

In the late 1980s, when living in Boston, I joined the New England Skeptics association. Though a "believer" in ET, I enjoyed the input of "critical thinkers" and a dialog with those who were not "believers." We met every couple of months as a small group loosely affiliated with the national CSICOP organization. On one occassion, I decided to invite Dr. Mack to one of our meetings. They occured in Cambridge where Mack lived and worked, and we would offer him a complimentary meal at a highly-rated Asian restaurant off Mass Ave, where the group often met. He graciously accepted our invitation. He was willing to "go in with the lions" in discussing the ET reality. He also showed that he believed what he said, and that what he says on the UFO subject he appreciates that many cannot yet accept.

But what stuck me most about Dr. Mack was his insistence that the way that we think about reality does not apply when that reality is not ours. He said to me that visiting aliens are so alien to us in their dimensional and mental capabilities that they can even curl the very fabric of space and time. We cannot deal with them unless we place ourselves in a state of altered reality. He said that we must expand our minds -not just our technology- to reach the stars.

TERENCE MCKENNA

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ECOLOGIST TERENCE MCKENNA

Terence McKenna was a Berkeley-trained ecologist and ethnobotanist specializing in the study of psychoactive and psychedelic plants. He was also a modern day science philosopher who gained cult popularity in the 1990s with his books Food of the Gods, The Invisible Landscape, True Hallucinations and The Archaic Revival.

McKenna was very direct about his belief in accessing the alien reality by "changing" our perception of reality. He said that when one consumes the psychedelic Mushroom containing psilocybin "that you see entities." He continues, "You encounter beings who can be described as self-transforming machine elves. They are the denizens of another planet and another dimension. It is a hyperdimensional universe teeming with aliens intelligences that can be contacted by consuming plants containing certain chemical compounds."

McKenna explained that "nothing can prepare us for its crackling, electronic, hyperdimensional, interstellar, extraterrestrial, science fiction quality. It is a complex space filled with highly polished curved surfaces, maluable machines undergoing geometric transformations and thoughts that condense as visible objects." He adds that the UFO somehow "evokes a strangely mechanistic, but at the same time spiritual, future." Their world is difficult for us to begin to comprehend -or even to describe- due to the limitations of language itself.

He believed that "our own future is almost as unimaginable as these '"future" beings are unimaginable. The transformation that leaving our planet will bring necessarily involves transformation of our consciousness. That is the only way that we will be able to take it." He said that "We are not going as 1950s style beings- we are going to have to transform our minds before we are going to be able to leave the planet with any amount of grace. The very idea that as a species we would leave the Earth behind us must be as rending an idea as that a child would leave its childhood home." He said we must fundamentally change the way that we percieve space and time itself to make the leap to the stars.

JOHN LILLY

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PSYCHOANALYST DR. JOHN LILLY

Dr. John Lilly is a pioneering researcher in psychoanalysis, inter-species communication and in the use of isolation tanks, LSD and other psychedelics and meditative techniques to study the dynamics of mind and enhanced consciousness. Lilly is perhaps most well known for his research attempts in man-dolphin communication.

Little known is that Lilly's interest in "interspecies communication" and altered states extended not only to terrestrial non-humans like dolphins- but to the extraterrestrial alien as well. Many years ago, Lilly developed a model/metaphor describing an extraterrestrial higher intelligence which may influence life events. He called this ECCO or Earth Coincidence Control Office. The alien's inherent ability to warp space/time to traverse the cosmos may mean that they can also alter our own "reality" and the way that we percieve it. If they can warp the "fabric of reality" to get here, they must be able to warp our "fabric of reality" when they arrive here.

STANISLAV GROF

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CONSCIOUSNESS RESEARCHER DR. STAN GROF

Stanislav Grof is a renowned transpersonal MD and psychiatrist who pioneered the use of psychedelic psychotherapy in the 1960s to resolve issues of identity, birth, personality, and death. When LSD fell out of government funding favor, he spearheaded the development of alternative routes to altered conscious, including a breathwork technique known today as "Holotropic Breathwork." Grof dialogued with John Mack at Harvard about the UFO :

"Conventional approaches to this area are characterized by thinking in terms of a simplistic dichotomy: real material events involving extraterrestrial spacecraft and alien visitors from another part of the physical universe versus hallucinations of the psychotic person." Grof continues that the discoveries though of modern theoretical and experimental physics have, "dramatically changed the understanding of the physical universe and the relationship between consciousness and matter." Grof said that the research done to establish the physical reality of UFOs is greatly important, but that it is not sufficient for understanding these phenomena. He speaks of our "limitations to things alien" that are imposed by our outmoded model of reality.

In researching non-ordinary states of consciousness to contact the alien, Grof stated: "the UFO flies in through the hole of my psyche that was opened up by transformational experience."

JACK PARSONS, ALEISTER & THE ALIEN

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Crowley's Alien in 1918
A Grey in 2000

Aleister Crowley was a famed English occultist and ceremonial magician. A 2002 poll lists Crowley in the "Top 100" of most influential Britons of all time. He was associated with many noted philosophers, writers and artists during his life. Like Arthur C. Clark, Crowley believed "magic" to be indistinguishable from advanced technology.

Crowley was also associated with scientists of the day, including the gifted rocket propulsion scientist Jack Parsons from Cal Tech. Parsons was a genius engineer who was co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Aerojet. Werner Von Braun acknowledged Crowley's friend Parsons as the "true father of space flight." Crowley shared an interest with Parsons in consuming peyote, mescaline and hashish to "contemplate the cosmos" in a larger way than just rockets.

In 1944, Parsons headed the California Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) which was Crowley's "mystical lodge." The organization was dedicated to shattering the confines of three-dimensional space. Concerned with Parson's recklessness when dealing with "higher energies," Crowley eventually thought Parson's to be a "mad scientist" who dangerously tested extremes and who lacked the "balance" and "art" of a mystic.

As far back as 1918, Crowley had initiated a quest to contact and capture the image of the alien. While in New York, over a period of three months, he repeatedly invoked an other-world entity that he called, "Lam." Pictured above, the creature bears a startling resemblance to aliens that we picture today. Both share a large hairless head, enlongated eyes, mouth slit, vestigial nose, no discernable ears and smallish bodies. Crowley -like his science ward Parsons- believed that by "working" a combination of ritual, intent and mind alterants they could create a "portal" by which extra-cosmic influences could enter the known world. Crowley died in 1947, the year that the "portal" of the modern UFO phenomena opened- and the year that many believe ET fell to Earth.

INNER SPACE TO OUTER SPACE

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The UFO is ultimately physical, but it is also amorphous, luminous, morphing and shape-shifting. It operates in different dimensions and at different levels of "existence." It utilizes energies and frequencies known and yet to be discovered. To perceive them fully, we must change and expand our very powers of perception.

If we open ourselves to the unique insights provided of these non-UFOlogists, we begin to understand the true nature of the UFO. Valuable information on the alien is imparted to us by those who walk life as psychiatrists and psychonauts, ecologists and experimental scientists. It will require a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to get to ET. It will mean that we must conquer both Inner and Outer Space.

25 Comments:

  • Excellent stuff! Would also throw Robert Anton Wilson in there - Cosmic Triggers Volume 1 is a psych-Fortean classic.

    By Blogger Tristan Eldritch, at Thursday, May 06, 2010  

  • Very interesting article. The military's remote viewers had some interest and interaction with ET phenomenon when practicing on their own as outlined in the definitive book on the subject by Jim Schnabel, who also has written extensively about Ufology.

    http://www.amazon.com/Remote-Viewers-History-Americas-Psychic/dp/0440614058/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273183391&sr=1-1

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Thursday, May 06, 2010  

  • I can't speak of the rest, but John Lilly seems to have been out of his mind when he was in "contact" with ETs. This was my impression from his interviews with Dick Teresi and Ronald Siegel.

    By Blogger terry the censor, at Friday, May 07, 2010  

  • Nice to see that these luminaries and their ideas are finally gaining intellectual traction. Needlessly restrictive paradigms bolstered by outdated, irrational fears blind us to interdimensional avenues lying close at hand. The mentality of church fathers who refused to look through Galileo's telescope still prevails among those who should, via historical hindsight, know better. Real progress will be possible when the Cartesian materialist/reductionist perspective is appreciated as a limited exploratory tool rather than a complete philosophical picture of reality.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Saturday, May 08, 2010  

  • I've often had the gut feeling the UFO phenomenon is in the human brain. Some event interferes with the brain's normal conscious functioning and perceptions of reality (or reality itself) are altered.

    Thanks for posting this. It's a reminder that when it comes to "UFOs" most thinking is colored by earthbound literary and flimed science fiction, and is therefore far too narrow in focus.

    By the way, one of my favorite scifi movie lines comes from the 1970s remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, "Why do we always expect them to come in metal ships?"

    By Blogger purrlgurrl, at Saturday, May 08, 2010  

  • > I've often had the gut feeling the UFO phenomenon is in the human brain.

    D. Scott Rogo discussed this possibility in his poltergeist and abductions books, even suggesting the human mind under stress could cause these phenomena to manifest. (That was before the Hopkins/Jacobs abduction paradigm subordinated the witness experience to the investigator's worldview.)

    By Blogger terry the censor, at Saturday, May 08, 2010  

  • One problematic thing I would note is that employing the use of psychedelics in order to attempt to open or "bend" one's mind or consciousness to the degree that entities of various kinds might appear begs the question of whether these entities are as actually perceived, or hallucinatory artifacts synthesized by the mind under the influence and in relation to expectations or desires to see such entities.

    If you examine the history of best ufo cases involving close encounters and the appearance of "aliens" during such encounter contacts you'll find that the vast majority of percipients even these days were not under or in need of psychedelics to have done so. I'll leave to others the related question of what variables might have caused these experiences and focus on the underlying issue noted in Bragalia's blog post:

    The real question to be answered is whether such powerful drugs themselves, and their interaction with consciousness, given their obvious hallucinatory effects on the mind, especially when one takes them in order to see such visions, might be more often than not the actual source or cause of what is subsequently perceived.

    I have, intermittently within the last 35 years, carefully used psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline sulfate, LSD, DMT, and MDMA at various times. I have never seen, while under the influence of any of these drugs, any kind of non-human entity.

    On the other hand, I had no expectations or intent to do so. Whatever I did see was more a reflection of distortion or overlays on the real world environment I was observing.

    Unless one could design and implement an objective, double-blind study of the effect of psychedelic use in making some kind of other than purely mentally synthesized "contact," and I can think of one actual way to do so, although I thought of it as more a means to test for telepathic data transfer than attempting any kind of contact with non-human intelligence, I think there is a genuine problem with using such drugs to attempt such contact, as how would anyone be able to tell in an empirical or practical way whether such contact or perception of such entities was not simply anecdotal based on hallucinatory effect and/or predisposition and desire or belief in same?

    You are presented with the same kind of problems or confabulatory issues that regressive hypnosis creates in "alien abduction" research--how do you know if the results are real visions or memories, as opposed to delusions, fabrications, or confabulation based in psychological orientation and intention?

    McKenna once wrote of observing a near duplicate of an Adamski type three-lobed UFO after a long night of psychedelic intoxication, although he said he was sober by the morning when he made this observation. Was he? Even McKenna seemed unsure.

    At other times, he and his brother apparently experienced seeing and communicating with his famous "machine elves" while others have seen humanoid grays or other entities having completely different morphologies.

    How does one explain these differences, other than the rationale that this variability of experience might be intentional as a form of deception or camouflage or plausible deniability on the part of the varying entities, which would be considered unprovable speculation or supposition by most rationalistic persons?

    How does one, then, separate the imaginary or internal visionary chaff from the objective, actually real, externally genuine kernels of wheat, if the latter does exist or can be "received?" This is the primary problem and objection.

    A scientific, longitudinal study with the proper procedural guidelines and protocols could be designed which might better answer these questions, but who would be able to objectively carry it out, considering issues of funding, sponsorship, and the attendant legal issues regarding use of psychedelics in such a study or consequent analysis?

    By Anonymous Observer, at Sunday, May 09, 2010  

  • Thanks Observer and other commenters:

    Of course the intent of the article is not so "literal." And it certainly is not meant to promote psychedelic use to see aliens! The larger meaning of the article is to show that the UFO phenomena involves often-ignored, much larger issues. These issues relate to perception and consciousness; interdimensional dynamics; interspecies communication and non-ordinary states of "reality."

    Perception and Consciousness: If the alien manipulates space, time and matter to get here- they must be able to do so when they arrive here. Our current mental acuities and powers of awareness -our consciousness - is far too limited to fully grasp and "process" the world of ET.

    Interdimensional Dynamics: ET craft may have a physical basis, but they must be able to manipulate matter, space and time. They must have mastered an interplay of frequencies and energies which we cannot yet imagine. As Leary said, the instellar dynamic requires the interdimensional dynamic. We have no "framework" of reference from which to consider the world in which ET must live.

    Interspecies Communication: The limits of language itself prevent us from fully knowing the alien. Though you can communicate in a very rudimentary way with your dog, he has no idea what the concepts of "future," "death," "art," or "planning" are. In the same way, we are limited in our abilities to fully comprehend "alien concepts" and realities. If they are coming here
    to us, they are far more advanced than us- and their abilities would seem to us like "magic."

    Non-Ordinary States of Reality: The "Oz Factor" of so many sightings shows that ET's is a world where matter is malleable and morphing. Their's is a world where time -and the perception of time- can be changed at will. And any entity that can "bend" space will "bend" our minds!

    The exact route to ET is hard to discern. Perhaps it may include pathways such as biochemicals; man-machine interface; activation of the body-electric or of DNA; or maybe psychic development, etc. Our journey to ET must embrace all technologies -including those of the mind.

    AJB

    By Anonymous Anthony Bragalia, at Sunday, May 09, 2010  

  • As indepth a characterization of the weird/other-worldly nature of it all as could be given.

    I hold no good or ill feelings toward any of those whom you have mentioned. But I, admittedly, have a "soft spot" for Dr. John Mack.

    Many years ago, a UFO "Investigator/Researcher" known to many said to me that Mack had involvement with mind control experiments...or at least, that is what it seemed at the time. Your article explains for me what he must have meant.

    Nicely done, and thanks.

    P.S. this article put me in a strange mood, after I first read it. I made up a psychodelic story, and posted it on my own blog. Musta triggered something. :)

    By Blogger Bob Koford, at Sunday, May 09, 2010  

  • Thanks for the comments Bob...

    Your mentioning that simply reading the article put you into a "strange mood" and that it seemed to "trigger" something is interesting. Others who have read this article have metioned a similar thing.

    Even words and images have the power to transform and expand awareness...

    AJB

    By Anonymous Anthony Bragalia, at Monday, May 10, 2010  

  • Interestingly, i experienced a little of this "trigger" effect as well - the psychedelic subject itself often evokes a sense of something very definite and intuitively graspable, but wholly impossible to articulate in rational/logical terms....if that makes any sense!

    By Blogger Tristan Eldritch, at Monday, May 10, 2010  

  • Part 1 of 2:

    "The larger meaning of the article is to show that the UFO phenomena involves often-ignored, much larger issues. These issues relate to perception and consciousness; interdimensional dynamics; interspecies communication and non-ordinary states of 'reality.'"

    I would agree with that statement, and add that in attempting to access better data regarding the nature of and contact or potential communication with any form of non-human intelligence that may be operating within our sphere of existence, a variety of means involving deeply considered meta-protocols, processes, and a multi-disciplinary, multi-phasic research and development study would have to play an essential role in trying to derive better hypothetical frameworks or foundations upon which to pursue some better understanding of the variable phenomena involved in the UFO conundrum and possible contact or interchange of information with advanced non-human intelligences.

    Given that need, for a different and more comprehensive approach to this subject, I would point to a couple of interesting papers which may help expand and enhance such an approach and possible better understanding of the parameters and elements of the phenomenon we are addressing here:

    From plasma crystals and helical structures towards inorganic living matter, by V N Tsytovich1, G E Morfill2, V E Fortov, N G Gusein-Zade1, B A Klumov and S V Vladimirov.

    http://bit.ly/cMj2ix

    Incommensurability, Orthodoxy and the Physics of High Strangeness: A 6-layer Model for Anomalous Phenomena, by Jacques F. Vallee and Eric W. Davis.

    http://bit.ly/1fXEjk

    The first paper deals with the idea that certain forms of atmospheric and interstellar plasma formations may be able to create replicating and evolving helical structures, which would be akin to organic DNA in some ways, and which could potentially lead to some forms of inorganic life, and which may in turn indicate the possibility of what could essentially be eventually self-mutable kinds of intelligent energies that are not carbon or organically based or bound to ordinary planetary evolutionary processes.

    I mention this within the context that such a lifeform might eventually develop the ability, such as we ourselves are on the cusp of, to use directed biogenetic techniques of organic manipulation of aspects of our own DNA structures, and which in some cases may be holographically distributed and relationally exist within our chromosomes that relate not just to the nature or varying levels of relative intelligence, if eventually clearly identified, but if so thus could give rise to bioengineering our own DNA to enhance the nature and capacity of our innate intellectual and perceptual potentials.

    In the same way, perhaps certain forms of inorganic or other non-human forms of interstellar or other life forms may have already risen past their inherent natural evolutionary limits by employing similar such biogenetic or other technologies to manipulate and accelerate the development of their inherent natures to become, through this kind of technological "singularity" of self-leveraged direct manipulation of their organic or inorganic intellectual capacity or limits to create their own much more advanced species successors, which would also be a self-leveraging, ongoing and accelerating process, and thus create the capability to begin to explore the greater universe at large via such self-mutable or synthesized capacities for self-modification.

    By Anonymous Observer, at Tuesday, May 11, 2010  

  • Part 2 of 2:

    Such beings might even create the ability to directly and instantaneously modify their form or intellectual capabilities to deal with and voyage through through interstellar spacetime in ways we cannot even foresee, such as taking advantage of or creating artificial interdimensional wormholes or other means to travel spacetime in ways which do not violate general or special relativity or the speed of light, thus being then able to travel extraordinary distances and pass beyond prior cosmological limits, and which may partially explain the nature or at least appearance and "OZ effect" of certain UFO phenomenological characteristics of some sightings or close encounters involving sudden visual appearance and disappearance.

    As such, in turn, reading the Vallee and Davis paper, which is instructive in terms of dealing with the incommensurability factor of such phenomena, or its possible intent to make its presence known in subtle ways which have inherent plausible deniability or apparently covert or absurd factors, like James Deardorff’s “leaky embargo” hypothesis implies, or to attempt communication with or better research and understanding about same, their outline of a kind of stepped-back, meta-approach could be both useful and the beginning of any truly objective and scientific, or testable, means to a better hypothesis and derivative theorems of an approach to more pragmatic and precise study and coherent investigation of such phenomena, and to help separate the wheat from the chaff in order to better detect the nature of the rare authentic signals within the vast spectrum of noise.

    Psychedelics, if used within a proper framework and in a double-blind, testable form, just might be an aid to such processes and research, but deep analysis of the results and the artifacts created by the human mind under the influence of such drugs would have to be a critical and crucial aspect of better quantifying and testing these means to more directly explore the possibilities that such might be of some aid to these research angles or techniques of investigation.

    As an interesting and relevant sidebar, Kary Mullis, the Nobel prize winning molecular biologist who invented the PCR technique of enhancing fragmentary DNA strands, said he thinks he may have conceived of the idea as a result of LSD use: "...that LSD had helped him develop the polymerase chain reaction that helps amplify specific DNA sequences." Replying to his own postulate during an interview for BBC's Psychedelic Science documentary, "What if I had not taken LSD ever; would I have still invented PCR?" He replied, "I don't know. I doubt it. I seriously doubt it." [from Wikipedia entry on Mullis]. Additionally, Mullis, as described in his book "Dancing in the Mind Field," said he thinks he may also have had an encounter with a non-human intelligence in the form of a glowing raccoon, and also believes in astrology, so caveat emptor.

    By Anonymous Observer, at Tuesday, May 11, 2010  

  • Addendum:

    In a way, the prospect of some other non-human intelligence, regardless of nature or origins, would seem to be dictated by some reports of UFO and close encounter phenomena, and might have had to have gone through some kind of technological singularity of self-transformation to derive the means and capacity to employ interstellar or interdimensional transport, in that the use of wormholes, for example, would seem to require that any such lifeform would also have to develop the means to transmute themselves into a discrete, single-particle sequenced form in order to move through any such natural or synthesized wormhole, according to theories of quantum mechanics and related cosmological spacetime constraints, and so that by employing such deconstructive breakdown and reduction to potential particulate or wave forms for teleportation purposes might somehow be possible or required to manipulate such “spacetime bridge” limitations without violating the quantum and macro restrictions found within both general and special relativity.

    This would also mean that such a process for teleportation would also require a reconstructive or re-normalization process on the other end of the channel and means of transport, which suggests sending such a technology first to where/whenever one desires to arrive at. One assumes such means could or would also be used to return to ones starting point or elsewhere within spacetime.

    This would indicate that any advanced non-human intelligence (ANHI) also could be extremely different than the stereotypical humanoid forms, of various morphologies, most often seen or reported over time.

    I have always wondered about and questioned the organic, humanoid appearance of most reported entities that appear similar to us yet able to possibly travel interstellar distances and manipulate multidimensional spacetime and that originate elsewhere and that would imply parallel evolutionary processes would have had to occur--that's just a bit too pat or unlikely to me.

    That, in turn, suggests ANHI might be able to transmute into or create agents or avatars, if you will, that most often appear somewhat humanoid for increased "acceptance" within psychological expectations and culturally acceptable parameters, and as a means of interfacing with selected humans on a basis we would find more familiar than an entity that appeared utterly bizarre or completely non-humanoid. As such, while deceptive, it would be more effective and less frightening or, dare I say it, truly reduce "alienating" the human witnesses of such staged or inadvertent UFO displays or entity close encounters! 8^}

    By Anonymous Observer, at Tuesday, May 11, 2010  

  • Otis T. Carr was an egotistical genius inventor who died peniless in 1982 in a Pittsburgh tenement. In the late 1950s he introduced himself to the world as a Tesla associate who had developed a spacecraft. It was an antigravity system that allowed for travel to the stars.

    Best as I can understand, the OTC spacecraft was based on the idea that antigravity effects are achieved from the careful application of equal and opposite electric currents. He took counter-rotating charges discs, spinning around a single axis, to form one unit. When it reached a certain speed relative to the earth's rotational speed, it became subject to "free energy." Carr introduced the concept of "hyperdimensional maths" in the mid 1950s. His "Unitron" engine for his OTC Spacecraft incorporated a Van Der Graff Generator; an advanced battery system; Pulsed Electromagnets; C-Shaped Magnets; Capacitor Plates and Linear Coils housed within a lightweight metal shell.

    But this physical technology also seemed to traverse to the paraphysical:

    In the past few years, one of Otis Carr's engineering technicians from the 1950s-60s, Ralph Ring, has come forward to talk about the real dynamics that went on with the spacecraft prototype that he helped Carr to construct and test. Now elderly, Ring says:

    "What's more, time was distorted somehow. We felt we were in the craft about fifteen or twenty minutes. We were told afterwards that we'd been carefully timed to be in the craft no longer that three or four minutes."

    "The Unitron was the key to it all. Carr said it accumulated energy because of its shape and focus on it, and it also responded to our conscious intentions."

    "Consciousness melds with engineering to create an effect."

    "I've heard that the aliens use the same principle to operate their craft. Their physics seems to work in harness with their consciousness. The craft amplifies the power of their mind."

    And most interestingly (relative to my shape-recovery and morphing metal research) Ring says, "The metal turned to Jell-O. You could push your finger right into it. It ceased to be solid. It turned into another form of matter, which was not entirely here in this reality. It's the only way I can attempt to describe it."

    You can see more about this here:
    http://projectcamelot.org/ralph_ring.html
    also googling "Ralph Ring" will obtain more quotes from him.

    I realize Project Camelot is a low-rent affair. But Ring does check out as who he says he is. And whether or not Carr was a total fraud is still not entirely clear, even today. But what Ralph Ring says rings very true to me: time distortion, consciousness working with the craft, mental dynamics, morphing materials and changes in the states of matter.

    AJB

    By Anonymous Anthony Bragalia, at Tuesday, May 11, 2010  

  • I've never heard of Otis Carr but, I find your mention of counter-rotating disks very intriguing.While living in Oceanside,California in the late 1970's,I and several others witnessed a 'ufo' that employed such a mechanism.The bottom of the craft consisted of 6 rings surrounding a center ring.The craft remained stationary for some time and emitted no heat,noise or anything.Eventually, the rings began to counter-rotate,spinning around the center-ring,presumably being the factor that propelled the craft.It moved very slow,and never reached any high speeds as it travelled out over the ocean.I got the impression that the faster the rings rotated,the faster the craft would travel.Ironically,we were less than 10 miles from Camp Pendelton,yet no aircraft were ever deployed to investigate.,causing me to wonder if it may have been 'one-of-ours'.It was spectacular,to say the least,and the counter-rotation of the rings is what has stayed with me all these years.Will have to check into this Otis Carr now.

    By Blogger SATORI, at Wednesday, May 12, 2010  

  • Never encountered Lam on any of my "trips" years ago, but I did have an out of body experience.

    Good point though; we must expand our consciousness as we expand our technology.

    Excellent post.

    By OpenID dad2059, at Thursday, May 13, 2010  

  • The ETs are waiting for us. There's a bunch of books that they have allegedly dictated. The books of <a Lisette Larkins are especially good as is another series called "Songs of The Arcturians" --------http://www.talkingtoets.com/index.htm

    By Blogger Paul, at Saturday, May 15, 2010  

  • Your excellent and concise history brings to mind some thoughts that are perhaps worthwhile to share.
    I think one of the many potential difficulties aside from biological hazards of any direct contact is that we are extremely conditioned as to the set means in which we communicate, organize, and navigate our consensus reality, and the transposition of the sensory and perhaps non linguistic organization of a non human sentience to that of our own species, would likely be prone to a certain psychic disconnect, especially if their evolutionary path has led them to more fully develop other senses. This could potentially lead to hallucinations as a form of disassociation, psychosis or worse. I sense that a great deal of this is possibly occurring, but is for now, largely unrecognized for what it is. There may be natural barriers of which we are currently unaware. All of this is of course theoretical, but I see a certain cognitive pattern matching to the "next closest thing" or simply anticipation creating very lucid hallucinations, which then are so naturally surreal as to be laughable.Perhaps this provides a intentional or inadvertent form of natural camouflage as a defensive and evolutionary variance, that does not require a brick bat or a stone to throw to ward off predators.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Thursday, May 20, 2010  

  • It appears to me that although some drugs may simulate experiences of lucid waking, the majority of them are extremely dangerous, and have largely failed, as yet, to actually provide the purported benefits they advertise. Yet dreaming, which is far more vivid, safe, universal, and bizarre than -any- drug experience can be, is a portal to direct, personal understanding.

    I think we will discover that both we, and nonhuman intelligences, are embodied aspects of something akin to a mind, but on a much vaster scale. This 'transentient substrate' interpenetrates spaceTime, and it generates children of many kinds. Each of the kinds of children has the capacity to manipulate (and thus evolve) the substrate itself in various ways. Thus, when we meet another intelligence, reality appears to 'warp', but what is actually going on is that our own connection to the substrate is warping due to variances in speed and content, form and inform-at-tion, in the participants.

    By Anonymous organelle, at Monday, June 07, 2010  

  • "I can't speak of the rest, but John Lilly seems to have been out of his mind when he was in "contact" with ETs. This was my impression from his interviews with Dick Teresi and Ronald Siegel."
    Isn't the whole point of the article and theories that contact involves being "out of your mind"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, June 11, 2010  

  • AJB --

    I’ve been reading your reports with interest, especially per human (vs possible alien) dimensions of your subject. And new, sometimes startling light your work sheds, such as on Soccoro 1964. Your comments on being ‘stalked” and the religious-like nature of the ‘true disbeliever’ are noteworthy too.

    This essay interests me from my own research, on ethnology and history of LSD-like compounds. Including studies of native context (e.g., Sacred Mushrooms of Mexico, 2006). And exposing frauds targeting the “psychedelic community.” For example one spread by HIGH TIMES, that started right here in Florida (www.cybertruffle.org.uk/cyberliber/59575/0043/0461.htm); linked to at least one fatal poisoning -- not reported in my article.

    I’ve had to use more than scientific methods to find the truth (I’m a phd, specialist in plants and fungi). Likewise, a strict scientific framework can’t well account for the nature and content of their mystical-like effects (recently confirmed by research at Johns Hopkins).

    Per your article, may I caution (f not presumptuous of me): I’ve found striking, even disturbing parallels between countercultural LSD interest, and Vallee’s exposés of cult-like issues, deceptive manipulation surrounding ufo subject. As early as the 1970s, he saw figures like M. Applewhite retooling psychedelic themes for “open minded” ufo audiences, with troubling issues of mind control, indoctrination, cultism.

    Beyond tragedies like 1997 Heaven’s Gate, he noted disinformation and other interference to truth seekers – vs true believers (or true DISbelievers, the other side of that coin). Making the entire subject look ridiculous tends (tries?) to discredit by association anyone trying to find answers.

    Serious, critically sound studies of LSD etc (S. Grof’s for example) are invaluable. But celebrated heroes of the counterculture often prove as problematic for truth-seeking as shadowy characters Vallee names for ufo-related questions. May I encourage wariness, to avoid invisible tripwires (no pun intended, but ...)?

    McKenna for example -- for all his celebrity, the common perspective that he was an ecologist or ethnobotanist, an important contributor to understanding, deserves sharp question. What research did he do, what discoveries did he make, what journals was it published in, etc.? He targeted a general, undiscriminating audience. His “works” wouldn't pass inspection in any field (nor did he submit them for review). "Disinfotainment" is a good word for his ideas or beliefs. They bear striking comparisons to those of 1950’s UFO contactee, with ramifications that parallel Vallee’s concerns. They bring strong division and discredit to a little-understood subject already suffering in disrepute.

    (Observer, above, makes a relevant point here, that he’s never experienced “any kind of non-human entity” with psychedelic effects.)

    McKenna gulled audiences, much like previous psychedelic pied pipers. For example, his famous claim psilocybin enhances visual acuity: Wikipedia notes he cited that to research by Fischer and Hill. But no such finding appears in their work. I’ve corresponded with Hill and he confirms, its “entirely spurious.”

    McKenna’s consituency is a fan club, and members mainly want to be made to go “wow, cool!” and -- believe. Like PT Barnum, he “gave the public what it wants.” In a recent film, KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS an organizer talks excitedly about McKenna: “Turns out, in low doses, psilocybin increases visual acuity!” Not realizing the “fact” he states is fiction.

    I’ve sadly found, McKenna’s “theories” and discussion are counterfeit, likely express a schizoid condition he suffered. I mention this, not specifically to disagree with perspective you offer, only in case its useful for your efforts, which I admire.

    If any question you face ever requires myco/botanical exam or opinion, please feel welcome to contact. I reside Tampa Bay region. Brian Akers

    By Blogger Brian Akers, at Sunday, November 28, 2010  

  • AJB --

    This essay interests me from my own research, on ethnology and history of LSD-like compounds. Including studies of native context (e.g., Sacred Mushrooms of Mexico, 2006). And exposing frauds targeting the “psychedelic community.” For example one spread by HIGH TIMES, that started right here in Florida (www.cybertruffle.org.uk/cyberliber/59575/0043/0461.htm); linked to at least one fatal poisoning -- not reported in my article.

    I’ve had to use more than scientific methods to find the truth (I’m a phd, specialist in plants and fungi). Likewise, a strict scientific framework can’t well account for the nature and content of their mystical-like effects (recently confirmed by research at Johns Hopkins).

    Per your article, may I caution (f not presumptuous of me): I’ve found striking, even disturbing parallels between countercultural LSD interest, and Vallee’s exposés of cult-like issues, deceptive manipulation surrounding ufo subject. As early as the 1970s, he saw figures like M. Applewhite retooling psychedelic themes for “open minded” ufo audiences, with troubling issues of mind control, indoctrination, cultism.

    Beyond tragedies like 1997 Heaven’s Gate, he noted disinformation and other interference to truth seekers – vs true believers (or true DISbelievers, the other side of that coin). Making the entire subject look ridiculous tends (tries?) to discredit by association anyone trying to find answers.

    Serious, critically sound studies of LSD etc (S. Grof’s for example) are invaluable. But celebrated heroes of the counterculture often prove as problematic for truth-seeking as shadowy characters Vallee names for ufo-related questions. May I encourage wariness, to avoid invisible tripwires (no pun intended, but ...)?

    McKenna for example -- for all his celebrity, the common perspective that he was an ecologist or ethnobotanist, an important contributor to understanding, deserves sharp question. What research did he do, what discoveries did he make, what journals was it published in, etc.? He targeted a general, undiscriminating audience. His “works” wouldn't pass inspection in any field (nor did he submit them for review). "Disinfotainment" is a good word for his ideas or beliefs. They bear striking comparisons to those of 1950’s UFO contactee, with ramifications that parallel Vallee’s concerns. They bring strong division and discredit to a little-understood subject already suffering in disrepute.

    (Observer, above, makes a relevant point here, that he’s never experienced “any kind of non-human entity” with psychedelic effects.)

    McKenna gulled audiences, much like previous psychedelic pied pipers. For example, his famous claim psilocybin enhances visual acuity: Wikipedia notes he cited that to research by Fischer and Hill. But no such finding appears in their work. I’ve corresponded with Hill and he confirms, its “entirely spurious.” Yet, its widely accepted by his believers as fact (as reflected in a recent film called KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS).

    Like PT Barnum, McKenna “gave the public what it wants.” I’ve sadly found, his “theories” and discussion are counterfeit, likely express a schizoid condition he suffered. I mention this, not specifically to disagree with perspective you offer, only in case its useful for your efforts, which I admire.

    Brian Akers

    By Blogger Brian Akers, at Sunday, November 28, 2010  

  • Iv seen real ufos on my trips on beaches at night until dawn! This article proves to giv me more n more validation on my psychonaut mystical and spiritual journey! Thank you.. Anyone else who may have had similar experiences id love to hear ur account..

    By Blogger Bubbles & Smoke, at Friday, May 02, 2014  

  • The most detailed UFO I've seen was after a night of LSD, Salvia, picked fresh cyanescens that morning ate them. Laying on the couch looking out the window over Lake Washington I saw a cloud that trans-mutated into an amazing craft of light and very fine details that to this day I will never forget. It was amazing, and it was very real. They hide right in front of us like octopus skin.

    By Blogger alien sapien, at Thursday, June 05, 2014  

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