Tuesday, May 03, 2011

AstroGnostic: Reality Is as Reality Does

NOTE: This is the second part of My Favorite Nightmares,
which you can read here.

What is truly amazing to me is that even though there are strands of commonality between these ultra-vivid nightmares/memories of mine and abduction phenomena, there's no narrative commonality. Being the little sci-fi geek I was from day one (I taught myself to read at the age of 3 using comics) it's even more amazing.

If the usual "skeptic" flibbledy-floo about alien abductions was true then I should have been an experiencer, or at least believed that I was. A sickly, vulnerable, largely-unprotected child obsessed with superheroes and aliens must have been a prime candidate for alien abduction fantasy/delusion. But I have no memory of any nightmare or hallucination with the usual abduction trappings. None at all.

Then there are the supernatural trappings -- the Leprechaun vision (which again, I only refer to as a "Leprechaun" because of its size) manifesting in the very same place in which my mother suffered from recurring nightmares of a "witch" trying to break into the house. Then the haunting to which I seemed to have been oblivious. None of which have more than a theoretical connection to aliens.

And then there is the similarity to other brain-storms; frontal lobe epilepsy as Reader Gene referred to, near-death experiences, dissociative amnesia, hallucinogen-induced experiences. But again, most of those also differ greatly in terms of narrative from your standard abduction reports. And there are other more significant differences as well.

We also have the issue of the weird lights or lighting that accompany these abduction stories. We see the same thing in hallucinations, whatever their cause, and I reported as such in my nightmare post. In fact the very name of this blog originally arose from such an effect- the odd light of the midnight Sun.

Researchers like Jacques Vallee have pointed to the similarity of abduction and contact reports to historical- specifically Medieval- legends of contact with elves, fairies, trolls, sprites and indeed Leprechauns. Some leap on this connection to dismiss abduction reports or to recast them as some mystical, magical experience that will forever elude explanation. I'm not going there.

Having spent a bit of time in Jacques Vallee's company I can say that he's a mystic as much as he's a scientist, and as such tends to filter his findings through that lens. Don't get me wrong -- I know that Jacques takes the UFO phenomenon seriously as an empirical reality, but I also know that he explicitly sees himself in the tradition of spiritual scientists of the late Medieval period -- the Alchemists, the Rosicrucians and so on.

As to false claims, it's hard to avoid the fact that most UFO hoaxes seem to be created by the Skeptics themselves, like the Randibois in Morristown a couple years back. This should surprise no one. The "Skeptic" movement is an entirely political media construct and nearly all of its luminaries regularly fulminate on topics they have no expertise in at all. They also regularly and studiously ignore contrary evidence, a fact that goes unnoticed by the media poodles that hang on their every word like lovestruck teenyboppers.


Which brings me back to the abduction phenomenon. Now, for years my own opinion on the topic was that it was dissociated recollections of childhood sexual abuse (something which Randi himself is obsessed with disproving for some unknown reason, being joined in this by the Catholic hierarchy and their army of legal beagles) but there's a corpus of contrary evidence which --unlike the Skeptics-- I can't dismiss.

Now, let's just assume that there might be a whole host of abduction reports that can be explained away as delusion or invention. I'm not interested in those. What's more, I don't personally believe that alien abduction is a physical phenomenon as that term might be understood. It may well be something a lot more interesting than that.

And it might shine a strange, greenish light on the whole consensus reality paradigm itself.

Having recently read a book by Jenny Randles on alien contact reports I kept noticing two inconvenient facts (or at least two). First, many of these experiences began with a daylight sighting that soon involved the abductee being shot with some kind of beam of light. Second, a lot of abductees later were diagnosed with mild cases of radiation sickness.

The common media narrative is that most abduction reports took place while the victim was sleeping, leading a lot of sympathetic scientists to offer up diagnoses of sleep paralysis, night terrors and other explanations. The fact that there was a common narrative of aliens, a strangely-lit room and lofty sermons as to humankind's folly is usually chalked up to media contamination. In other words, this is all some artifact of post-war, drive-in movie detritus.

However, there are abduction reports in the historical record- most significantly the Book of Enoch and the Mithraic Liturgy- that have astonishing similarities to The X-Files without even a sliver of a hint of possibility of being influenced by Close Encounters or ET. And media contamination seems a weak hook to hang your hat on given the sheer multiplicity of narratives people see in the media on a daily basis.

What's more, sleep paralysis and night terrors could just as well be considered symptoms and not causes. There's also an incredibly inconvenient corpus of non-sleeping abduction accounts in the record, again many with the attendant evidence of radiation sickness, passed polygraphs and all of the rest of it. There's also the regular defiance of the laws of physics- people levitating, aliens walking through walls -- that feed the "Skeptics'" counterclaims.

But there's a third possibility between the opposing poles of physical abduction and pathological confabulation: electronically-induced memories. Which brings me back to those pesky lightbeams and radiation exposure diagnoses.

Scientists have long known that electrically stimulating certain parts of the brain can change our perception of reality. Researchers like Bruce Rux argue that this avenue of research itself actually comes from abduction reports, especially during the Cold War. And what you notice about abduction reports is that they offer share greater details but often differ on the lesser. It's as if this is a phenomenon that wants to be noticed but also remain elusive. Sort of like the old MIB reports.


Are abduction experiences themselves a similar means of misdirection? After all, the phenomenon seemed to accelerate with the rise of affordable camera equipment, arising in a rash of UFO images taken by ordinary Joes. If there is a presence on this planet that walks a fine line in wanting its presence known but not widely acknowledged, might it not want to muddy the waters and remain just beyond the grasp?

There are several interesting Star Trek episodes in which the crew is monitoring a primitive or pre-warp race and resorts to all kinds of techniques to stay unseen and when noticed do all they can to minimize the damage.

Of course, the more fashionable argument is to credit HAARP or "Project Blue Beam" or Space Nazis or whatever the villain du jour is. However, the inconvenient fact is that none of this popped out of the blue in the late 40s. Not even close. And of course the Fundamentalists chime in with their Pentagon-concocted "UFO demons" propaganda.

Strangely enough, all of these excuses might have an echo of truth in them.


This is all blue sky conjecture, but we could well be looking at a kind of mind-control technology that uses directed radiation to instill a simulated reality, one that is often not effective enough to be recovered without hypnosis. This is why the stories are the same but different and the witnesses pass all of the required sniff tests. After all, a simple cell phone can interfere with brain function, right?

Sumerian figurines of the Igigi- compare with your standard Greys

And if there are aliens flying around up there, it could well be the Igigi of Sumerian legend-- the "Watchers" (or Grigori) who "fell from Heaven" (ie., were "left behind") to keep an eye on the project while the "gods" are away from Endor.

Seeing as how these guys are said to have been around much longer than us, it might make for a far more compelling explanation than vague protestations about elves and sprites - an ultra-terrestrial "Watcher" race would be well aware of its subjects current level of technological expertise and would program its induced hallucinations accordingly (though I'm certainly not convinced that all of these fairy stories haven't simply been overlaid with cultural contamination over centuries of telling).

Sharing the planet with an elusive yet not quite invisible Watcher class also goes a long way in answering the diehard skeptic bromide about aliens from Alpha Centauri traveling light years just to probe Bubba's buttocks, a hilarious joke that just gets more hilarious with every snorting, eyeglass-adjusted re-telling. I admit that I've always had a problem with the interstellar hypothesis, and the interdimensional, "phasing" aspect of this might well be an artifact of some exotic cloaking technology.


Most of the cases in the Randles book are interesting, but one in particular caught my eye, especially since it vividly encapsulates the delicious paradoxes at work in this phenomenon. From a case study at UFO Evidence:
On 5 July 1972, 27-year-old Maureen Puddy saw a ufo on the Alooraduc Road near Frankston, in Victoria, Australia. The object was a huge blue disc, which hovered above, her car as she returned from visiting her son in hospital. Twenty days later, at almost the same spot, it returned. This time it seemed to drain power from the car, causing it to stop; indeed, the car appeared to steer itself to the roadside. A voice in her head told her, 'All your tests will be negative.' It then said: 'Tell media, do not panic. We mean no harm.

Graylien takes up the next part of the story, which gets considerably more harrowing:
Seven months later, in February 1973, the disembodied voice returned. This time, it spoke to Mrs Puddy in her own home. "Maureen, return to the meeting place," it commanded.

Puddy phoned the Victoria UFO Research Society (who had investigated her previous sightings) to ask for their assistance. They dispatched two investigators - Judith Magee and Paul Norman - to meet up with her on the Mooraduc road.

The researchers arrived at the rendezvous point at 9pm to find Mrs Puddy in a near-hysterical state. She told them that whilst driving to the meeting, a golden-suited figure had materialised beside her in the front passenger seat.

Even as she was talking, she saw the same figure materialise outside the car and beckon to her. Unfortunately, neither investigator was able to see it.
"A golden suited figure?" Straight out of the Mithraic Liturgy, 2000 years earlier. And speaking of which, another old friend from the Widening Gyre then enters this Alien Dream:
Paul Norman exited the vehicle and walked around it without spotting anything out of the ordinary, although Mrs Puddy claimed she saw the entity duck out of his way as he passed it.

As they tried to calm her, Mrs Puddy entered a trance-like state and underwent a disturbing out-of-body experience. Still able to speak, she claimed that she was now on board an alien craft together with the gold humanoid and a strange mushroom-shaped machine.

When she returned to normal consciousness, she was mystified to find herself 'suddenly' back in the car. Both investigators were convinced of her sincerity throughout the incident.
Now, there's obviously nothing to go on here besides testimony. There's certainly nothing here for the unconvinced, never mind for a narcissistic, priapic old circus clown. But I can't shake the details here- the visionary experience (voices, in this case) following mechanical interference with her car, which certainly corresponds to the various reports of the strange beams that these craft seem to shoot. The disembodied voice, which in the UFO Evidence report turns out to be a machine voice. The strange links to the Mysteries by way of the golden man and the mushroom, something your average housewife in 1972 would be oblivious to.

If this report is to be believed, something was messing with this woman's reality paradigm and it started with a sighting, leading to a string of strange mechanical events. And this is just one story.

Gene Roddenberry lied- Space is not the final frontier. The Mind is.


  1. now only if someone could hook someone like mrs puddy to the scientific appratus and monitor her mind, systems, and such, etc. at the exact moment of this phenomena.

  2. Hello,

    In my view, we are collectively dreaming up (or contributing to) this Universe/Overdream into existence by the simple act of being alive, and observing. Our will combined with imagination can influence reality either at the quantum level, or at the standard, observable level of reality. At this higher level what takes shape are our projections, dreams, fears, desires, fantasies, beliefs, thoughts, emotions or whatever runs and influences our brain's OS.

    The Heavenly and Hell realms, and it's inhabitants, or in other words other dimensions, parallel realities, angels, demons, UFOs, Aliens etc might be the product of our imagination. That is not to say they are not real and should be dismissed. They might become as real as me typing this comment. But what gives them a basis for existence, the cause for it, might simply be our collective unconscious, our collective imaginative power, which at the moment is in autopilot (or random) mode, due to the fact we're not aware of the connection between mind and matter, the inner and the outer. So we just let ourselves remain ignorant and consume whatever is fed to us by mainstream culture, and allow ourselves to fall into the daily routine of work and consumption unaware of what we really are and can do. In fact mainstream culture (matrix) might just be an attempt by the Elites to tame this wild horse: the power of the collective human imagination. They haven't managed to tame it, except to make the masses remain ignorant and confused, and create more chaos and fear, but even this might seem to be changing slowly.

    This Alien entities might be as real as archetypes, their true home not in some distant planet, but in our collective unconscious, the Pandora's box of our dreams, fantasies, stories, thoughts. Sometimes they crossover to our reality, but we can not expect this manifestation to be as clear cut, predictable, and linear as when we meet a friend, touch a tree or drink water etc. It's weird, magic, unpredictable, mutable, ever-changing, it's dependant on each person's filters, beliefs and perceptions. It is The Mystery. Maybe the answer to this riddle might not come in only trying to figure this out intellectually on paper, but also going inside ourselves and knowing who we really are.

    Maybe the God's are not actually out there, overseeing human affairs. We are the real Gods, we are the painters, the artists. The Other, the Alien, the demons and angels, are the Characters of the cartoon-like never-ending story running on the background of our imagination, crossing over to this side once in a while, challenging us in unpredictable ways in their Joker style, perhaps drawing our curiosity, pushing us forward, and helping us to evolve and figuring out the connection, sort of like the carrot on a stick.

  3. I thought those Sumerian figures were ET cookies.

  4. Chris,

    You start your article by saying:

    "If the usual skeptic flibbledy-floo about alien abductions was true then I should have been an experiencer..."

    Fair enough, but the overall phenomenon is MUCH stranger. There are parallels to the UFO contact experience in other profound life events. People who come back from the NDE (Near Death Experience) will also claim many of the same set of insights that define a sort of mystical awakening.

    Other real life experiences can set off the "transformation" thing, like trauma, surviving death, shamanic initiation rituals and psychedelic drugs.

    You say as much a few paragraphs down.


    I just posted an audio interview (two days ago) with a psychotherapist, and her take on this would nicely match the tone of this post.

    > > > > >

  5. Hi Chris, great post as usual.


    I agree with you. You made some very very good points. let me add to the illusion.

    All of the Old and New Testaments of the Judeo-Christian Bible is luciferian thought (Lucifer is the light-bringer to the universe). Here we see grand imagery meant to shock and awe the population. The purpose of the UFO phenomenon is to cause well-intentioned people to believe the ridiculous. Many people will concede that, yes, ultimately everything we see is an illusion. Yet these same people give credence to the idea that UFO’s are an advanced civilization from another planet (people like David Ike), who have come to earth, interbred with humanity, and formed a hybrid reptilian race that now runs the planet. This belief is the result of intense subliminal suggestion over decades of mass media manipulation. Having achieved this belief within this illusory body of humanity, many well intentioned communicators are now spanning the globe, and have made a business out of perpetuating this ALIEN ASPECT of the luciferian agenda. This particular part of the luciferian agenda creates an incredible distraction, and assists in establishing the 3D illusory cataclysm that the luciferian group egregore hope to bring to pass.

    ALIEN = A LION = AL-ION = the Electrified ION

    There’s no such thing as time and space. Our own 3 dimensional bodies are not real. Why then, this insistent belief that there are alien life forms who have existed for millions of years? The answer, quite simply, is to, once and for all, convince us that the 3 dimensional reality of TIME and SPACE is a valid concept. It is difficult to break free of the hypnotic state that keeps us believing everything we see is real. We have our 5 senses to convince us everything is real because we can feel, taste, touch, hear and see it.

    When we consider our galaxy so vast that it takes hundreds and thousands of light years for distant starlight to reach us, it is very hard to believe that space is an illusion. UFO’s and their little pilots are a manifestation of deception. ""Yes, they do exist in this 3 dimensional experience, but they are not what they tell us they are – which is life from other planets." To believe that, then you must believe space is real, and therefore, time is real.

    UFO’s and the greys are conjured up to deceive. They have told us they can take us on a long journey. Why do we assume they’re speaking truthfully?

    So how do we know these are luciferian egregore conjured up thought forms? Simply because all 3 dimensional illusory forms are manifest as a result of the egregore group of Thinking Entities exercise the combining of shape/sound and colour. This is the work of the luciferian Mindset. The universe and everything in it is created by this luciferian Mind, the Mind that said “LET THERE BE LIGHT”. This includes the UFO/GREY phenomena.

    Believing that the UFO events are orchestrated by a life form, on a far away planet, in some distant galaxy, may be fine. Except for one thing. This perpetuates the myth that poses a real danger to grasping Reality. If these are just alien life forms from another planet who present themselves as the greys and reptilian bloodlines then perhaps there’s a chance they’re not cruelly seeking our enslavement and submission to their agenda. In other words, maybe they’ll play nice. However, this is not the case. These are much more dangerous than a lifeform from another planet. These entities are creatures straight from the Mind of the luciferian light bearing group of Thinkers. The only desire of this egregore Mind is to destroy many of us, (under the pretext of the Judgment of God cleansing the earth), and to enslave the rest of us within the Trance state, which forms this 3 dimensional life experience. This is nothing more than the establishment of the New World Order, the Kingdom of God on Earth, and the New Age of Enlightenment. It should be noted that the new age movement is a strong promoter of the alien life from other planets concept.


  6. "Space is not the final frontier... the mind is."

    I think they both are. By going in, we go out. By going out, we go in.

    ... and this is something I've thought for quite a while ... you can't have one without the other.

    To go out, we must go in. To go in, we must go out. The journeys are mirror images of one another. The mystic and the materialist are both wrong, IMHO.

  7. Get Google Chrome to translate from Portuguese to English, read 2 links
    You have to register in the site(that is why I suggest Chrome) to read the whole thing, it is free.

    Also http://www.aereo.jor.br/2009/07/20/operacao-prato/

  8. I hate to say it, but I too thought they were "ET grahams"

  9. Another superb, thought provoking and thought-evoking article Chris!!
    Randles,Vallee and others are great researchers-and I am so glad you mentioned the Skeptics deal and the fact that they shouldn't be commenting on anything they dont have expertise on and the way they routinely ignore things that doesn't fit in with their world view- I am going to come back later today or tomorrow and read this article over again to give it the time it deserves.
    I hope you are doing well-and thanks so much for covering this fascinating topic and the experiences you have had yourself!!

  10. Those Igigis figurines, coupled with these other images I submit below, seem to suggest that the royal crowns are intended to somewhat mimic the odd eye-shape of the Sumer deities.

    Exhibit A

    Exhibit B

    Exhibit C

  11. Awesome work, Chris. Will submit a longer comment when I get a spare half hour. You're keeping the bar very high, brother.


  12. Ms. Randles has an interesting case in her book Mind Monsters. as i recall, three teen boys are out at nite when two run screaming away into the nite, leaving the third staring perplexed at a ball of red lite.

    interestingly enuf, the two 'scared' teens both reported seeing a BHM (big hairy monster) with glowing red eyes. was there a particular image encoded in that sphere of lite?

    Vallee's Confrontations has some excellent work showing just how much energy is created/generated by these discs. steph

  13. Goodness, your blog is the Best or maybe The Beast!

    The thinkers that are moved to respond to your ever sensitive consideration of the human/alien/leprechaun experience brings out more and more information to check the situation.
    Both goatchild and Darkstar88 put forward thoughts to be considered and researched. Everyone who follows the Secret Sun is Interested/interesting and thought provoking.

    Just wanted to say that a lucid dream I had way back was about Bombers in the sky turning into Aliens (and not butterflies) who looked the same as us, but told us to take of our metal jewelry when they visited because it had become radioactive by their presence or landing. I may have mentioned this before in your blog, but I thought it was relevant.
    These human looking aliens said we were 'running out of time' by the way.

    Flo x

  14. slightly related


    allies of iran's leader have been charged with sorcery/ being in contact with beings from other realms

    can anybody say ...

  15. We are So much more than we ever thought......

    That leaves us Vulnerable......

    Bless us all and our EVOLUTION.


  16. I love this post Chris. It's really got me thinking. The mind is a lot like a computer, it functions, but I feel that it's the soul/spirit that makes us human and gives us our will and imagination. A lot is known about the human body and about the mind but the soul is a bit of mystery. I'm convinced that the soul/spirit can travel or leave the human body during out of body experiences, near death as well as when a person is sleeping or high on drugs. I'm pretty sure it can even happen when a person is under a lot of stress either physically or mentally or both. Why would it do that? Maybe it is what is perceived as a guardian angel, or an alien depending on imagination or how our brains are wired. From experiences I've had I feel that when the soul leaves/ separates from the human body any point in time/space becomes accessible, maybe other dimensions do too as spectrum's expand; that's not to say that I feel time/space is necessarily relevant though, like it's not always relevant when dreaming.

    As for accessing other planets (and vice versa), well that could explain some odd dreams I've had, such as being on Mars or on the Moon. The fact it's all stored in the mind makes it tough to prove.

    Hypnosis goes a long way towards proving how complex we are, whether it's the mind or the soul that's being accessed. Although hypnosis does just shows what is stored in a persons mind and proves very little.

    A common link I've noticed is that messages that come from the spirit world are often perceived as warnings or guidance, with love or fear often playing a role and the same goes for aliens and it even similar to the message of most religions.

  17. Whew - Now THAT'S a freeekin' blog post! I got a lot to say - lemme collect my thoughts in a way so I can respond properly.