Spiritual Warfare & The Paranormal: Consciousness & The Alien Mythos Part 1
Here are a few of my thoughts on several aspect(s) of "The Phenomenon". As we begin to acknowledge that our human consciousness is fundamental to life we should try to understand what we can of its complexity and how that relates to reality. More grist for the mill. - Andy
Human Consciousness & The Cosmos
We are all spiritual beings and we all desire to worship something. We experience this in our everyday lives whether we realize it or not.
The Holy Scriptures clearly indicates this is our great sin (Romans 1:23,8:29). Now I am well aware that we live in an age wherein many Christians are Secularists or live as functional Atheists. Many claim to be Christian and agnostic. Those definitions are in deep contention with each other and fly in the face of reality. Our cultural relativism has given us tacit permission to redefine what faith is, even if it is false. Denial is now the default thinking of many people.
We have indeed become deluded and foolish.
Scientism (excessive belief in the power science & its conclusions) which has its own dogma and qualifies as a quasi religion has proved inadequate for many people to reconcile reality with. Scientism denies the self and human consciousness, claiming without evidence it is materialistic. Again this goes against our human nature as we all inherently know we have a unique self and a consciousness that interacts with the world. Science is often considered the explanation for everything through a materialistic lens and has become (in my opinion) very bias and lacks objectivity. The quest for objective truth and knowledge is no longer a motivator for many in the sciences.
Video from Carneades.org
"An explanation of scientism, the extreme version of scientific realism that claims science is the only source of truth and knowledge." from the video introduction
The Others and Many Rebellions
Human history is replete with implications and references to alien "others" depicted in the cultural concepts and language of that era. Mankind has a long history of "deities" that came down and gave men knowledge. An excellent resource is ( Out of This World: Otherworldly Journeys from Gilgamesh to Albert Einstein by Ioan P. Culianu ). In this book Professor Culianu talks about how observations of UAPs and abductions by strange beings is a story as old as mankind. You can refer to Genesis 6 for a reference to one the largest incursions of entities into humankind.
The human need to be connected to a creator or to the cosmos is inherent in us all. And to that point human history tells the story of entire civilizations that became self-absorbed depraved and self-destructive and we in America have found ourselves going down the same road.
In the Book of Romans Paul points out the objects and effects of pagan worship. The pagan worship of any image is an act of God-replacement. Idols are twisted versions of reality.
This is illustrated yet again in Psalm 82 where we are introduced to the "Divine Council". This fact within scripture is generally overlooked by Christianity today in America. The Church has become so secular (in my opinion) that the supernatural reality portrayed in the Bible is ignored or downplayed. Whenever we worship a created object or person or animal, we are acting unnaturally towards the Creator. Through this unnatural worship of a created thing (Demons, Aliens?), the life of the worshipper takes on unnatural characteristics often reflected in the unnatural sexual sins that Paul describes.
Psalm 82 (ESV)
1 God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: 2 “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah 3 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. 4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
6 I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; 7 nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince.”
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!
See also Job 1:6,2:1
Psalm 82 recounts God meeting with a council of entities, powerful entities referred to as "Elohim". Elohim was a place of residence term for the spiritual world or another dimension. They were gods with a small g as seen by mankind. They had been given authority over nations of the earth at that time in human history and had failed so God sentenced them to die like men. So here we are with very powerful entities that had rebelled against the authority of God.
As I have pointed out in other articles even if you reject the Bible as having come from God it is a very reliable resource about entities other than men.
The Three Rebellions - Dr. Michael Heiser
Video from Daily Thinker
Oct 29, 2020
"Most of the time when we think the fall of man is the only reason why the world is messed up think again. Dr. Heiser received his Ph.D. (2004), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies; minor in Classical Studies. His dissertation was entitled, “The Divine Council in Late Canonical and Non-Canonical Second Temple Jewish Literature.” The dissertation involved exegesis primarily in the Pentateuch, Wisdom Literature, and Isaiah, but also dealt at length with Israelite Religion (all stages) and Second Temple texts. Supervisor: Michael V. Fox M.A. (1998), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies M.A. (1992), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Department of Ancient History." from video introduction
Demons & Rockets
To give a recent example of pagan idol worship we only need to look at the life of American Rocket Scientist Jack Parsons. Read the article below.
"Black science and Jack Parsons
'There is nothing to match flying over LA by night', said the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard; 'only Hieronymous Bosch's Hell can match the inferno effect.'
Yet such is LA's fallen angel charm that it has exercised a narcotic fascination on those seeking to transform themselves. In the first half of the 20th century the city acted as a doctrinal battleground: mystic cults sought to transfigure souls, scientists strove to liberate man from earth's atmosphere, attaining a new, literally higher state of being, while in the verdant arena of Hollywood the studios were also seeking to displace human frailty with a mythical order of demi-gods - 'the stars'. It was in this Babel of variegated virtue that a strange, Pynchonian network was formed, linking the Edwardian occultist Aleister Crowley, the brilliant young rocket scientist John Whiteside Parsons and the maverick genius of America's cinematic avant-garde, Kenneth Anger.." from the article: Strange Angels
Watch this video for a more detailed account: Jack Parsons- Jet Propelled Antichrist Full Documentary
Or buy the book: Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons by George Pendle (link)
Consciousness is not understood (at all by science) and has come to denote anything from subjective self-awareness, qualia, sentience, a sense of personhood, and knowledge in general to the other extreme a chemical reaction or illusion in our brains.
Since the Fall of Man humans it seems have been trying to get a grip on what our consciousness is exactly. Many it would appear have decided to worship consciousness itself or have decided that we must find a cosmic consciousness to link up to.
A wide range of beliefs regarding human consciousness has developed. How then do we connect "The Phenomenon" with human consciousness in our time? Is there a case for this hypothesis?
Lets begin with a look at the "Contactee" period which was roughly from about 1947 through the 1970's. One of the most noted contactee's was George Adamski (17 April 1891 – 23 April 1965) who was a Polish American citizen and author. Adamski became widely known at that time in ufology circles, and in popular culture, after he claimed to have photographed spaceships from other planets. And he also claimed to have met with friendly Nordic Aliens or space brothers. This article is an excellent overview of the first modern people promoting this view. 10 Bizarre Figures From The UFO Contactee Movement
Contactees were a group of believers or experiencers, claiming that they had ongoing contact with flying saucers and their occupants. They became known as “contactees,” and recounted how they talked to aliens via telepathy and they also visited distant planets. This is still prevalent today. They completely reject nuts and bolts for favor of a consciousness based point of view. This helped the consciousness movement begin to take hold within the UFO community.
Because observed UAP/UFOs can disappear or “materialize;” and engage in aerial maneuvers that are impossible for physical craft; they also merge or split apart; and change shape. Some researchers claim this behavior supports "the interdimensional hypothesis" and "the control system hypothesis (per Jacques Vallee) and not the "nuts and bolts" theory.
As more and more experiencers/contactees came forward we started to see the beginnings of worshiping these entities.
Analysis of George Adamski's 1965 UFO sighting; and his lecture at the 1955 Giant Rock Convention
Video from Eyes On Cinema @RealEOC presents: Eyes On UFOs
"Also watch: Former US government employee Madeleine Rodeffer talks about George Adamski and witnessing the famous UFO sighting on Feb. 26 in 1965. https://youtu.be/ppC6wiuq7fI THIS VIDEO IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY! FAIR USE PRINCIPLES UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT." from video introduction
As our nation continues down the path of self-destruction occult practices become more attractive to people looking for an idol. And there are plenty of people who are pagans that will gladly show them how to worship a number of things including entities seeking humans to destroy.
The video below is an excellent interview with author Mitch Horowitz about his book: Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation (link)
Video from Crawl Space Podcast
Altered States of Consciousness & The Phenomenon
UFO and alien encounters are have long been associated with altered states of consciousness. Witnesses/contactees/abductees/experiencers regularly report the loss of bodily control, they experience missing time, there often is a transference of information and/or dialogue between themselves and the aliens through telepathy, deep feelings of euphoria (or terror), a sense of intimate connectedness to existence (and sometimes with the ufonauts themselves, in which the thoughts and minds of the participants meld seamlessly together and reveal themselves as being parts of a unity), a linking of past, present and future, and a sense of ascending and descending through vistas of space, sometimes simultaneously (for example, a sensation of descending into a deep cavernous darkness while also ascending into outer space).
Channelers, Theosophy & The Occult Connection
Many people claim they are able to channel the minds of extraterrestrials or to even be possessed by the extraterrestrials during a séance type meeting. The CE5 contact protocol developed by Steven Greer is the perfect example.
So we now see that long used occult practices are being used in the same way they have been across the ages to contact "the others". This is done with no knowledge of the intentions of these entities. To say this is foolhardy and dangerous should be obvious yet people remain gullible.
Channeling Unknown Entities or ET
The article below gives us an excellent overview of channeling.
I have italicized what I consider as points to think about.
As you can see this entire process is very subjective and personality and ego driven.
We also see that relativism, moral and otherwise also plays a big part. This casts doubt on the interpretations the channeler might try to form.
We also see that the entities themselves try to influence the channelers point of view. This in itself should be a red flag yet for most it is not.
Many channelers it seems cannot tell if it is their own ego or an entity that is communicating. Another red flag!
Aliens are either Republicans or Democrats? Could be, look at the excerpt about politics.
Can we really take seriously an unknown entity that promotes Donald Trump or any other human politician? This seems to me to be pure human egotism and political theatre.
The entire article can be read here: 23 Mixed Messages from Higher Dimension Entities & Alien Beings
23 Mixed Messages from Higher Dimension Entities & Alien Beings
July 2021 (my emphasis in italics)
"I AM fascinated by channeling. I do it myself and I have written several articles related to channeling, with more to come.
Channelers and the entities they bring through offer a lot of insight into the spiritual nature of reality. Most of them hold very similar, and often identical, views on reality, consciousness, and the human experience.
But I also take all these messages with a grain of salt. I recognize the “imaginational” basis of the 4th Dimension and the infinite alternative experiences that are possible in our infinite universe...
Is the Message Pure? — Some channelers believe that it is possible to completely remove any influence of their own ego-personality, or reduce it to an imperceptible degree when they channel another dimensional being. They often point to some special characteristics that enable them to do that, implying that others cannot do the same...
A researcher who studies channeling at the Noetic Institute (see interview at end of this article) claims that four factors influence all channeling: (1) the Channeler; (2) the Entity channeled; (3) the Message that is being delivered; and (4)the Audience receiving the message. Each of these contributes a specific vibration, frequency, or energy to the channeling event, which shapes its outcome...
Why the European/Western Bias? — Channelers and other psychics in the West (Europe and the Americas) seem to know a lot about spiritual traditions from Europe (mostly Christian), the Middle East (Egypt and Babylon), and Atlantis (pre-history). They sometimes speak of American Indian, Mayan, and Aztec beliefs (the Americas)...
Related to this, American channelers often channel messages that assume what is happening in the US applies to the entire world. This was especially seen in the 2020 US Presidential election where every new incident was evidence that the political systems around the world were collapsing. This was not true for the entire world. And even in the US, such a collapse is far from evident...
My Truth or the Ultimate Truth? —A few channeled entities state that their message is how they see reality and that it may not resonate with how others see reality. At the other extreme, a few channeled entities insist that they speak the only truth and that their followers should not listen to any other teachings. Saying that is quite rare. More commonly messages are delivered that “sound” like they are the ultimate truth, even if that is not stated.
Is it Me or Something Else? —Many of the more public channelers insist that the entity coming through them is a being that is completely separate from themselves. The main evidence is that the entity knows and expresses information that the channeler could not know.
Others say that all channeling is an aspect of one’s own self, despite how it may look and feel. That aspect is often described as a “future self” or “higher self”. We all have the ability to tap into that source of information...
There are some channelers who channel a lot of different beings. Pamela Aaralyn, for example,..
But I also like this definition of channeling that she posted on Facebook: Each Universe has energetic and physical laws that help it operate. In this Universe, the Universal Law of Oneness is what can be applied to help us not get confused. All beings are one. This means if a spirit guide has an agenda, it’s you having that agenda. All guides are versions of ourselves. There truly is no separation. We are channeling ourselves but since the majority of earth is asleep to this truth, our “selves” go along with it and play the dream of separation to help us grow past it…. (March 22, 2022)
Right or Left Politics? — Yes, higher dimensional beings do have political leanings. Many support Donald Trump’s presidency, policies, and re-election. This is because they saw him as dismantling the matrix structure that they blame for some 3000 years of human suffering on Earth. A higher dimensional structure would then replace it. That higher dimensional structure sounds a lot like libertarianism.
Most channelers opposed COVID-19 restrictions and the wearing of masks. They felt both were orchestrated efforts (a plandemic) by the old matrix (or cabal, or secret government) to strengthen its hold over humanity. Evil aliens were often helping with this agenda.
Interestingly, channelers themselves tend to be more conservative than their channeled entities. The channeled messages they deliver can be much more tempered in their views, even left-wing and supporting masks.
I also think channelers should stay out of politics, again for ethical reasons..." from the article: 23 Mixed Messages from Higher Dimension Entities & Alien Beings
What Is Theosophy? Definition, Origins, and Beliefs
"Theosophy is a philosophical movement with ancient roots, but the term is often used to refer to the theosophical movement founded by Helena Blavatsky, a Russian-German spiritual leader who lived during the second half of the 19th century. Blavatsky, who claimed to have a range of psychic powers including telepathy and clairvoyance, traveled extensively during her lifetime. According to her voluminous writings, she was granted insight into the mysteries of the universe as a result of her travels to Tibet and conversations with various Masters or Mahatmas.
Toward the later part of her life, Blavatsky worked tirelessly to write about and promote her teachings through the Theosophical Society. The Society was founded in 1875 in New York but was quickly expanded to India and then to Europe and the rest of United States. At its height, theosophy was quite popular—but by the end of the 20th century, only a