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
"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 few chapters of the Society remained. Theosophy is, however, closely aligned with the New Age religion and is the inspiration for many smaller spiritually-oriented groups.." from the article:
Diana Pasulka: Religion, UFOs, and the Experience of the Uncanny
"In her the 2019 book American Cosmic, scholar Diana Pasulka offers a surprising and original perspective on one of my favorite topics: UFOs. She proposes that UFOs and the obsession with them has become a type of post-secular religion. She even shows that modern accounts of UFO encounters closely resemble religious visions of yesteryear. But one of the most interesting things about Pasulka’s book is what she shares about the shift she underwent personally as she studied more and more about the subject—from somewhat skeptical to more and more curious to eventually convinced that there is a real phenomenon that we need to study.." from the article: Diana Pasulka: Religion, UFOs, and the Experience of the Uncanny
Cosmic Geography with Dr. Michael Heiser
Video from Into the Multiverse
"Cosmic Geography with Dr. Michael Heiser - Dr. Michael Heiser joins Josh and Christina Peck in the studio today to talk about cosmic geography. Dr. Heiser is author of "The Unseen Realm" from video introduction
"Michael S. Heiser was raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He is a biblical scholar in the Old Testament, as well as being a podcaster and author. His specific area of expertise is the nature of the spiritual realm as represented in the Bible, which is often ascribed the name of “the Divine Council,” otherwise the hierarchy of the spiritual order in Semitic myth. He attained an MA in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA and PhD in the Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he minored in Classical studies. Dr. Heiser received his Bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University and also attended Bible college for three years.
Dr. Michael Heiser is currently the Executive Director and Professor at the AWKNG School of Theology. " from the website AWKING School of Theology
Cosmic Consciousness - What is It?
Another view of consciousness is that it fills the universe and consciousness is connected throughout like a net. This is also a very old concept.
Below is an article by one of our current proponents of this idea Deepak Chopra.
What is Cosmic Consciousness?
"We are so used to assigning consciousness only to human thought that it takes some adjustment to see it as universal, or cosmic, applying at all levels. But the label applied to mystics, saints, and sages, both East and West, really denotes those who have escaped the limitations of everyday perception. Their experiences supply abundant evidence—thousands of years’ worth—that the mind can look at itself and experience what consciousness is.
If you strip away all religious associations, higher consciousness is observational and experiential; the mind looks directly at itself rather than outward at things. Things constitute Maya in the Indian tradition, a word somewhat misleadingly translated as “illusion” but which works better if understood as “appearance” or “distraction.” It also implies impermanence. The world “out there” appears to be self-sustained, distracting us from the truth: Without consciousness, nothing is experienced, either “in here” or “out there.”.. from the article: What is Cosmic Consciousness?
Remember 2001 A Space Odyssey?
The Cosmic Fetus of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Hasn’t Aged a Day
THIS YEAR (2017) MARKS THE 50TH anniversary of the release of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s iconic science-fiction movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as the birth of the iconic space baby that changed the face of the genre.
From the enigmatic monolith to HAL 9000 the rogue AI, 2001 introduced some of the most iconic concepts of the sci-fi genre. Maybe the most visually memorable was the Star Child, the uncanny infant that marked the cosmic evolution of the human race. Not only does the original Star Child prop survive today, it has continued to travel the
world on a decade long baby’s day out. Released in 1968, (so, 50-year-old spoiler alert) the film chronicles the journey of astronaut Dave Bowman, the first human to travel through a stargate seemingly left behind by ancient aliens. After doing so, Bowman is transformed by a mysterious black monolith into a new form of life, a wide-eyed fetus held in a glowing orb. The meaning and exact details of this event are widely debated, but the Bowman/Star Child represents the birth of the human race into a new future as a universal species. Fight me.." from the article: The Cosmic Fetus of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Hasn’t Aged a Day
Does "The Phenomenon" Create Theatre for Us Based on What It Reads/Sees in Our Consciousness?
UAP'S Mimic our behavior or seem to anticipate our actions and thoughts. They seem to be attracted to us. My personal observation of reports indicates that "The Phenomenon" creates a craft, beings and circumstances based on the consciousness of those watching. Then the experience is morphed to the individuals involved. Often though this is incomplete and we see many reports of unformed and faceless entities.
Speculations about our consciousness being fundamental to the universe are prevalent but are not provable. If this is true in any way and our consciousness surrounds like a bubble and perhaps even oscillates this could explain how "The Phenomenon" seems to know so much or be familiar with people.
Video from Beyond Creepy
For more reports read this article: Bizarre Encounters with Faceless Humanoid Entities
Quantum Mysticism & Consciousness
The New Age ideas are actually old age forms of mysticism. American society is quickly deconstructing away from a Christian worldview. Church attendance is declining and denominations are falling apart and dissolving.
Since we will worship something and the easy way for most is to shop for a "spiritual" idea they like New Age and its related topics which includes UFOs and Alien contact.
The trend today includes “vibrational frequencies,” “self-actualization,” “5-D consciousness” etc. These ideas go all the way back to the Contactees, many of whom were also promoting New Age ideas. Our society currently suffers with denial and relativism, which has become a pathological narcissism that attacks the veracity of many scientific claims.
Our hyper-atomized society produces narcissistic tendencies and extreme alienation that many people seek to resolve through cosmic connectedness.