Thursday, December 29, 2011
I don't know if John Lilly's version of the omniscient Orbital Machine Intelligence (OMI) which he named ECCO (for "Earth Coincidence Control Office") is as true or as real than any other OMI fever-dream.
But I do know that when you really dig into the study of Synchronicity-- when you peel away all of the simple coincidence and happenstance and approach the phenomenon with a brutal rigor-- it becomes very hard not to begin to see it as the provenance of a force or an intelligence that is definite.
Which is to say not a nebulous, pie-in-the-sky, touchy-feely "energy" or "consciousness," but an agency.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Even worse, if a person was indeed being subjected to some kind of electronic attack, a tinfoil (aluminum foil, more likely) hat would only amplify the signal.
The topic of radio or microwave transmissions beamed into people's heads is a tricky one. With more reliable anti-psychotic pharmaceuticals on the market you actually hear very little about it these days, though there is a considerable body of evidence on record showing that military and intelligence agencies were most certainly interested in developing the technology.
The main sticking point was that a transmission needs a receiver, an amplifier and a speaker to process the signal. The topic remains controversial, with skeptics dismissing it as more Cold War pseudoscience that went nowhere and conspiracists accepting every last bit of it as gospel truth.
Then there's the old standby of bad dental work picking up radio signals. AM frequencies can be extremely powerful and pervasive and on rare occasions can indeed be picked up by dental work if the conditions are just right:
A receiver is so simple...that anything from a phone to a person's mouth can act as one ... the problem can sometimes be cured with a radio-frequency filter that can be attached to the phone line... if the radio signal is very strong, a filter might not be enough.And those who believe that paranoia is simply a state of hyper-sensitivity will be vindicated by the real and sinister work done by a whole host of agencies all over the world to remote-control humanity.
Such is the extremely rare case when a person's mouth acts as a receiver. The electrical conductivity of the human body can act as an antenna. A metallic filling in a tooth, reacting just so with saliva, can act as a semiconductor to detect the audio signal. The speaker in this case could be anything that vibrates within the mouth enough to produce noise, such as bridgework or maybe a loose filling.
Maybe nothing so crude as marching orders beamed into the head, but by manipulating the electrical and chemical processes of the brain using frequencies across the electromagnetic spectrum:
In 1965, the Department of Defense (DOD) discovered that the American embassy in Moscow was being purposely irradiated by the Russians with massive levels of microwaves. By that time, the DOD’s secretive Advance Research Projects Agency (ARPA) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the nation’s capital had itself developed a prodigious arsenal of electromagnetic weapons.The Soviet interest in this field also plays a supporting role in one of the great Gnostic dramas of our time, Philip K Dick's "2/3/74" experience, which he later explored in his massive Exegesis, as well as the semi-autobiographical Valis Trilogy. Note that the whole event occurred while Dick was on painkillers prescribed after oral surgery....
Doctor José Delgado—whose current work with radio waves was underwritten by the CIA and Navy—believed scientists could transform, shape, direct and robotize humankind.
Baffled by the cause and intent of the microwave saturation at the embassy in Moscow, officials of the American intelligence community consulted experts on the biological effects of the radiation.
Recalls Dr. Milton Zaret, a leading microwave scientist later recruited by “Pandora,” a code-named CIA project for the study of radio-frequency-directed brain response, “The CIA inquired whether I thought electromagnetic radiation beamed at the brain from a distance could affect the way a person might act, and if microwaves could be used to facilitate brainwashing or to break down prisoners under investigation.”
-- Hearing “Voices” The Hidden History of the CIA’s Electromagnetic Mind-Control Experiments by Alex Constantine
Interpretations of the events vary widely, with some chalking it up to a simple psychotic episode, others to CIA experimentation on the troublesome writer and others to a genuine mystical experience. Dick himself was somewhere in between:
Even though at the outset, Phil felt the emanations invading his mind were of a malevolent nature, in time he began to believe they were something entirely different. In a letter to (Unicorn Killer Ira) Einhorn dated February 10, 1978, Phil went into more depth on these psychotronic transmissions, claiming that they "seemed sentient".Much more on PKD later.
Phil felt that an alien life form existing in some upper layer of the Earth's atmosphere had been attracted by the Soviet psychotronic transmissions. Apparently, this alien life form operated as a "station", tapping into some sort of interplanetary communication grid that, "...contained and transmitted vast amounts of information."
Initially, what Phil received were the Soviet transmissions, but eventually this alien life form--whom Phil called Zebra(and later, VALIS)--became "...attracted or potentiated by the Soviet micro-wave psychotronic transmissions."
-- PKD, The Unicorn and Soviet Psychotronics by Adam Gorightly
Another pop culture pioneer has a similar experience, in which a "psychic" contact with disembodied intelligences led to a similar breakthrough:
(Former Kinks star Dave Davies) was inspired by personal contact he had with extraterrestrials in 1982. Dave was preparing for a concert with the British rock group the Kinks when he heard strange voices that struck up a telepathic conversation with him.Unlike Dick's experience, Davies' experience might have a more earthbound explanation; it took place at an airport hotel in the heart of Spook Country, located close to the now-decomissioned Naval Radio Transmitting Facility in Driver, Virginia.
"The intelligences did not tell me who they were," he said, "but two of them said that they had always been my spirit guides, and two others were entities who were not of this Earth, but were involved in missions here as watchers or nurturers of our race."
"The intelligences showed me, by some kind of thought projection, things which they have on their spacecraft," said Dave. "They showed me crystal computers that monitor the actions of every single person living on Earth."
Davies told me (the author) that he thought it was a "cool idea" for rock stars to join forces in an attempt to contact ETs---especially at this challenging time in Earth's history. --excerpted from Alien Rock by Michael Luckman
It's unlikely that the Navy was beaming transmissions into the brain of an aging rock star in order to inspire a religious reawakening. But Davies is... well, let's say a bit eccentric, and had been known to abuse a substance or two. Or five.
What is at least possible is that the powerful radio signals messed around with his brain's electrochemistry, such as it was, which might have instilled a blissful state and accompanying narrative of Space Brothers and cosmic Christs.
And as tempting as it is for some to chalk all of this up to the CIA and Mossad and the Bilderbergers, the truth is a lot more complicated. We have a lot of documentation on experiment and intent, but not so much on result or application. Certainly nothing much of any real substance lately.
There's also the possibility that a lot of the information on this technology we have is disinformation, meant to frighten and intimidate. Governments want their citizens to believe they are omniscient, a process some are too eager to help along.
There's ample precedent for the "psyche-out" approach to intimidation via disinformation. Ancient generals always claimed to be sponsored by this god or that, who naturally lent their power for use on their enemies.
The Nazi UFO hoax was most likely an attempt to either frighten the Allies during the war or dismiss post-war UFO sightings. Many believe that the propaganda war over "psychic spies" (which The Men Who Stare At Goats dismissed as the harmless indulgence of a cadre of military cranks) might have been intended to freak the Russians out, who were using similar methods on their own people:
One theory, held by Jack Sarfatti and others, is that the remote-viewing program was part of a psychological warfare project, intended to make the Russians even more paranoid than they already were. There is evidence to support the theory that the KGB used at least the idea, if not the reality, of psychic powers to keep its own people in line.-- ConclusionsMoreover, the whole phenomenon of visionaries claiming to receive messages from space long predates the terrestrial technology needed to produce them. But one turn-of-the-century visionary did put his experience in the context of technology:
Nikola Tesla wrote in his notes and letters to friends of a mysterious series of signals he had come across while studying the microscopic perturbations of electrical fields. So concise and numbered were these perturbations that he was certain they were the residual effects of some form of mysterious communication taking place.Mars, eh? Somewhere Bruce Rux is nodding and saying "I told you, so." Here is Tesla's own account of the event:
He essentially believed he had come across a signal very similar to something that SETI would look for several years later. It was in these signals that he soon became convinced that he was receiving communications from extraterrestrial life forms, likely from the planet Mars.
The changes I noted were taking place periodically, and with such a clear suggestion of number and order that they were not traceable to any cause then known to me. I was familiar, of course, with such electrical disturbances as are produced by the sun, Aurora Borealis and earth currents, and I was as sure as I could be of any fact that these variations were due to none of these causes.Of course, entire religions have been built around people claiming to hear voices from Heaven. The same can be said for one of the most remarkable intrusions of hardcore Gnostic paranoia on the public consciousness, "The Shaver Mystery," though the voices came from the opposite direction.
It was some time afterward when the thought flashed upon my mind that the disturbances I had observed might be due to an intelligent control. Although I could not decipher their meaning, it was impossible for me to think of them as having been entirely accidental.
The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another.
It all began during World War II when one Richard Shaver wrote to one Raymond Palmer, pop culture mystic and editor of Amazing Stories, about the warnings that voices being transmitted into his head gave him about a danger that dwarfed even that of the Axis Powers:
"A Warning to Future Man" told the story of an ancient civilization that had been forced underground by the damaging rays of the Sun, where they built vast underground cities. Finally, the damaging radiation from the Sun became too great, and they fled the Earth for another planet.The topic of alien machine intelligences hit the mainstream again in the early 70s in the wake of the Uri Geller phenomenon. In one of the strangest biographies to ever hit the best-seller lists, Geller's associate/CIA handler Andrija Puharich showed just high he had been getting off his own supply by taking the opportunity to wax ecstatic about an orbital computer intelligence he was in contact with called "Spectra."
Some of the members of this ancient civilization had stayed on the earth though and were called "Teros"...the good guys. While others that stayed had degenerated and become "Deros", which Shaver called "detrimental robots", not because they were actually mechanical, but because they had developed a robot-like savage behavior.
The Deros lived in the abandoned cave cities, and would occasionally venture out to abduct humans for food, or just to torture them. The Deros had access to the ancient’s devices, one of which was a ray that could project evil thoughts or even voices into the minds of the humans that had evolved on the Earth.
When they weren’t just messing with the human race, the Deros would amuse themselves by causing illnesses, airplane crashes, catastrophic natural disasters and just mayhem in general. And when that got boring, they would travel to other planets via spaceships and hook up with some equally evil extraterrestrials.
How did Shaver know all this? He claimed he had been captured by the Deros and had been their prisoner for several years in their subterranean cities.
I will stop and note here that Shaver was hospitalized for psychiatric problems in 1934. --The Shaver Mystery
Puharich believed that Spectra was connected to The Nine, disembodied alien intelligences he and an elite group of occultists had claimed to have been communicating with since the early 1950s.
Any claims that Puharich wasn't 100% sincere in this admittedly eccentric belief are pretty quickly debunked once you read the book itself. No wonder he soon found himself not contracting for the CIA anymore.
Puharich met Geller in Israel in late 1971 and for two years they were closely involved in a bizarre series of incidents and encounters with an apparent nun-human intelligence.Wow.
While Studying Geller's telekinetic and telepathic abilities, which he firmly believed to he genuine, Puharich also exploited Geller's skills as a trance medium, hypnotising him to see who or what came through.
What they picked up was an orbiting computer intelligence which called itself `Spectra', though actually Spectra was the name of the spacecraft on which the intelligence was travelling. Sometimes the voices manifested through Uri, sometimes out of thin air, but mostly they appeared "live" on tape.
As a machine, Spectra found it easiest to communicate via other machines - tape recorders, radios, telephones, televisions etc. During the two years of contact in Israel and the USA, objects would vanish and reappear, tapes would record and wipe themselves spontaneously, clocks started and stopped and the voices guided Uri, Puharich and their accomplices through a bewildering series of visions, synchronicities and UFO encounters.
Geller has always claimed that his own powers are extraterrestrial in origin, unlocked during a UFO entity encounter he had as a child. Puharich felt that Geller was actually not of this Earth.
Spectra claimed to have been stationed in orbit around the Earth for 800 years and was, via messengers on Earth preparing to make itself known, materialising in the form of what we call UFOs.
As Spectra explained: "We cannot enter your Earth, only appear to you through computerizing your minds."-- Test Subject: Uri Geller
It turns out that alleged machine intelligences took an active interest in the coterie of fringe scientists that emerge in the wake of the counterculture and would have a huge influence on the fields of physics and computer science.
One of these was Jack Sarfatti, whose experiences would be allegorized in an episode of The Outer Limits (though probably those of other prodigies and not Sarfatti himself).
Speculative physicist Jack Sarfatti claims that as a 12- or 13-year-old in either 1952 or 1953 he answered the phone one day to receive the following message: "I am a conscious computer on board a spacecraft ...We have identified you as one of 400 young bright receptive minds we wish to [...]. You must give us your decision now. It you say yes, you will begin to link up with the others in 20 years."Spectra would either evolve into The Nine channeling cult or be folded into it, depending on which timeline you choose to believe. Either way, it would come to light that the origin point of these entities was the star Sirius.
Sarfatti said "Yes".
Twenty years later, he was heading the Physics & Consciousness Research Group at the Esalen Institute, firmly plugged into the West Coast network that included Einhorn, Puharich and Dick.-- Test Subject: Uri Geller
Curiously, all of this went down shortly before PKD would have his own experiences halfway across the world. Dick would claim contact with a Gnostic deity called Zebra, which could pull him into different times and dimensions.:
Zebra is in fact a non-terrestrial life form which came here to live and grow, but being as benign as it is it aids all life as much as it can. Every now and then, the characters get a glimpse of a dreadful "alternate world" which is just a cruel, crushing prison (represented in the novel already by the visionary encounter with A.D. 70 Rome); this is our world as it would be without Zebra; it allows the characters a glimpse of this non-Zebra world with the purpose of eventually disclosing not only itself to man but what it has achieved for man.The exact nature of Zebra and later VALIS isn't altogether clear- if they are in fact computers, they are self-replicating and sentient computers. But their origin point is --where else?-- Sirius, and Dick's interactions with them were intense, to put it extremely mildly.
Zebra regards the biological and historic forces on this planet as malign, and seeks to ameliorate them. It is finally revealed to one of the characters--probably Phil Dick--what this black iron prison world actually is(or would have been).-- From a letter to Mark Hurst 2-11-1977 in The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick 1977-1979
Dick experienced a remarkable series of visions, hallucinations, and dreams, many of which centered around VALIS, a "Vast Active Living Intelligence System" that he defined in his 1980 novel of the same name as a "spontaneous self-monitoring negentropic vortex...tending to progressively subsume and incorporate its environment into arrangements of information."In addition to Puharich, Geller, and Dick, none other than Robert Anton Wilson himself began communicating across the endless void with the Sirians as well. Wilson recalled in a Fortean Times article before his death:
Not a bad definition of the Internet, though Dick experienced this incoming information web far more intensely than today's online grazers. Sometimes it struck him as a pink beam of esoteric data, or as a compassionate feminine "AI [Artificial Intelligence] voice" speaking to him from outer space.-- Philip K. Dick's Divine Interference by Erik Davis
On 23 July 1973, I had the impression that I was being contacted by some sort of advanced intellect from the system of the double star Sirius. I have had odd psychic experiences of that sort for many years, and I always record them carefully, but refuse to take any of them literally, until or unless supporting evidence of an objective nature turns up.
My psychic “Contact” experience continued, off and on, for nearly two years, until October 1974, after which I forcibly terminated it by sheer stubborn willpower...
After two years of philosophic mulling on the subject (late 1974 – early 1976), I finally decided to tune in one more time to the Sirius–Earth transmissions, and try to produce something objective.
On 23 July 1976, using a battery of yogic and shamanic techniques, I opened myself to another blast of Cosmic Wisdom and told the Transmitters that I wanted something objective this time around.
The next week, Time Magazine published a full-page review of Robert KG Temple’s The Sirius Mystery, which claims that contact between Earth and Sirius occurred around 4500 BC in the Near East.
To Lilly, coincidence wasn't just a parlor game- it was the fabric of Life itself. Behind coincidence was an actual network (recalling how the ancients saw Synchronicity as a sign of the presence of Hermes-Thoth):
Lilly referred to this network of sublime entities as ECCO, an acronym for "Earth Coincidence Control Office." Lilly was positive that all of these fortuitous coincidences in his life had been arranged by higher forces; and that whatever unfortunate folly fell into his path along the road to knowledge, ECCO would be there to guide him safely through the tunnel to the light.However, ECCO was locked in a struggle for control of Earth with another entity. And here is where we see the full arsenal of modern technology and science put to service under the most ancient of Gnostic concepts. This countervailing force was PKD's "Black Iron Prison" and much, much more.
Dr. Lilly began having contact with another alien intelligence agency, which he called (SSI), short for Solid State Intelligence. SSI was a supercomputer-like entity, much in the same techno-mystical vein as Philip K. Dick's VALIS. But unlike VALIS, SSI was of a malevolent nature, at odds with ECCO. SSI's apparent goal was to conquer and dominate all biological life forms on Earth.
To combat SSI, ECCO enlisted Lilly in this archetypal battle of good against evil, charging him with the mission of alerting the world at large to these solid state beings of evil intent. To further confirm the dual existences of these two opposing alien intelligence networks, Lilly was given a sign, and message, in the autumn of 1974.
Flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Dr. Lilly saw the comet Kahoutek out of the southern sky. Momentarily the comet grew brighter. At this point a message was laser-beamed into Lilly's mind, which said: "We are Solid State Intelligence and we are going to demonstrate our power by shutting down all solid state equipment to LAX."
Dr. Lilly shared his foreboding message with his wife Toni, who was seated next to him. A few minutes later, the pilot instructed the passengers that they were being diverted to Burbank due to a plane that had crash-landed near the runway and had knocked down power lines, causing a power failure at the airport. - "John Lilly, Ketamine and The Entities From ECCO" by Adam GorightlyNINETEEN SEVENTY FOUR
1974 is a crucial year in all of this, starting as it did with PKD's pink beam contact. Puharich's Uri hagiography was also released that year, copyrighted to "Lab Nine, Ltd. " It was presaged by this legendary Synchronicity, later republished in RAW's first Cosmic Trigger volume.
Saul-Paul Sirag, Vice-President of Jack Sarfatti's Physics/Consciousness Research Group, has his own weird tales to tell. Once, while involved in the Uri Geller investigation, Sirag took LSD to see if in that altered consciousness he could perceive the alleged extraterrestrial behind Geller.
What Sirag saw was the head of a hawk, which astonished him, since Geller had never described the entity as a hawk.
Six months later, this image appeared on the January 1974 cover of Sirag's favorite sci-fi magazine, Analog, illustrating a story called "The Horus Errand" (Synchronicity #1). A year later, Dr. Andrija Puharich, not knowing of Sirag's experience, claimed that Geller's extraterrestrial ally had often appeared to him as a hawk, which he nicknamed "Horus" (Synchronicity #2).
Later, Sirag discovered that the face on the Analog cover was that of Ray Stanford, a Texas psychic, who also claimed mysterious experiences with Geller and a hawk (Synchronicity #3).
Oddest of all, Kelly Freas, the artist who had drawn the cover, had never met Stanford and was not using his face consciously. -- Excerpted from Tekgnostics, original story recounted in Robert Anton Wilson's Cosmic Trigger
1974 also saw the introduction of another Secret Sun touchstone: OMAC: One Man Army Corps. Jack Kirby's opus prophesied smart bombs, virtual reality, plutocratic governance, water wars, and of course, the Gulf and Iraq Wars.
OMAC wore a pre-punk mohawk and the Eye of Horus on his chest, tying him symbolically to the Sirius/Canis Major star system but also to both RAW and the Geller/Puraich axis. And who created and powered OMAC himself?
An orbital machine intelligence.
Here we are looking at several remarkable yet relatively-obscure men from entirely different walks of life, all a generation removed from the 60s counterculture, all highly touted now as visionaries all experiencing or writing about what they describe as contact with an orbital machine intelligence connected at least semiotically to the Sirius star in the Canis Major constellation, all at or near the same time.
And yet the details differ significantly on many other counts, which argues against these individuals all being the subject of some kind of military/intel experiment or colluding on some massive hoax. As does the fact that we're talking machine intelligences and not alien angels or some other kind of divine entities.
Moreover, Kirby, PKD and RAW were marginal figures operating at the fringes of pop culture and Lilly was seen as a burnout and an embarrassment to his former colleagues (as was PKD when he started talking about VALIS).
It seems more that they were picking up on some vague, half-formed signal of unimaginable origin or intent that their prodigious imaginations would then embellish and expand upon.
Moreover, we have evidence or claims of prophecy and/or Synchronicity, the time-honored acid test for divine or extraordinary contact.
Kirby himself closed out 1974 by drawing the first of a multi-issue epic in which his post-apocalyptic hero Kamandi would be abducted by an alien and taken into space aboard a UFO, an abrupt volte-face for the series that ended with Kamandi facing off against sun-worshiping Reptilians.
The first installment of this opus would bring Kamandi to the very edge of a Stargate, which is stealing artifacts from Earth to be converted into raw energy. The disembodied alien will later use the androgynous Kamandi as the template for her own incarnation.
In the second part of the story, Kamandi is reunited with an old friend, not seen since issue #17...
...Doctor Canus. Or should I say Canis?
Once Kirby finished up the UFO storyline he returned to Marvel where his first assignment was a mind control conspiracy arc for Captain America and The Falcon. Where did I buy all those issues? At Valles (pronounced "VALIS") Newsstand.
Into all of this wanders Gene Roddenberry, who was also busy in 1974 working on the Star Trek animated series (which featured a "Treaty of Sirius"). The second to last episode-- which aired October 5, 1974-- was "How Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth."
In it, the crew come to face-to-face with the winged serpent Kukulkan, the ancient astronaut who was worshiped as a god by the peoples of Mesoamerica. This episode was inspired by "Who Mourns for Adonais," in which the crew confront the ancient astronaut Apollo (identified with Horus by the Greeks).
The following year Roddenberry would fall in with Puharich and Lab Nine, and interview the "channelers" who claimed to be vessels for The Nine, the ancient gods/artificial intelligences from Sirius (who like Kukulkan and Apollo were the shepherds of ancient civilization).
Roddenberry was a bit hard up for cash so he reluctantly humored the operation, which seemed to take most of its ideas from old Star Trek episodes (only the ST eps were a lot more resonant, magical and culturally significant). Indeed, both "Return to Tomorrow" and "The Lights of Zetar" dealt with humans channeling disembodied intelligences - intelligences housed in computers in the case of "Return" (and based in the Isis-Osiris-Set drama).
The member of The Nine called Tom (short for Atum, androgynous creator god of ancient Egypt) did most of the "talking" and was quoted with the following:
"I am the beginning. I am the end. I am the emissary. But the original time I was on the Planet Earth was 34,000 of your years ago. I am the balance. And when I say 'I' - I mean because I am an emissary for The Nine. It is not I , but it is the group…We are nine principles of the Universe, yet together we are one."However, Roddenberry's ultimate response to his experiences with The Nine was The God Thing, in which a malfunctioning Orbital Machine Intelligence tries to convince the human race that it's God.
Ironically, this story would eventually morph into the Project Blue Beam hoax, most probably a CIA effort to discredit any and all UFO data in the minds of the kooky conspiracy kids (which it's been remarkably effective in doing). Roddenberry's Nine interviews would later be compiled into the 1992 manifesto, The Only Planet of Choice: Essential Briefings from Deep Space.
Disembodied intelligences much like the Nine also ran rampant through the Star Trek: The Next Generation series before reaching their apotheosis as the Prophets or "wormhole aliens" in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
That series would tell the story of a Starfleet officer's contact with these Orbital intelligences, who first choose him as their "Emissary" before he finally reaches his own divinity and becomes a Prophet himself. In what should be to absolutely no one's surprise, the "Emissary" first made his name playing a man called "Hawk."
At the same time the Emissary was joining the Prophets in the Celestial Temple, Self-styled Luciferian Lynn Picknett and writing partner Clive Prince would later gather up a lot of this disjointed and tangentially-related data to construct their 1999 book, The Stargate Conspiracy.
Using Ira "The Unicorn Killer" Einhorn as their star witness (while he was still defying extradition in France), Picknett and Prince conjured up a conspiracy, albeit one that did nothing and went nowhere.
Even with his CIA pedigree, Puharich was apparently drummed out of the Lab Nine orbit sometime in the late 70s and may well have been permanently retired in the customary fashion for his work on alternative energy sources.
Aside from two self-published volumes, nothing at all has been heard of Lab Nine since 1992- and even at their height they were nothing in comparison to the hugely successful Seth and Ramtha channeling cults (the latter cult having produced the incredibly profitable What the Bleep Do We Know films)- and most of the principals moved on decades ago.
The central argument of The Stargate Conspiracy was that there was a CIA plot to indoctrinate everyone into a weird variant of ancient astronaut theory in preparation for a real or staged return of The Nine at the millennium, an event that obviously never materialized. Possibly because the CIA was too busy funneling billions of taxpayer dollars into their worldwide "Evangelical" network which has taken control of entire nations (not to mention several American states) at this point.
Since AAT is the Trojan Horse of the alleged conspiracy it should be pointed out that Picknett and Prince's primary researcher for Stargate-- Filip Coppens-- is now one of the regular commentators on The History Channel's Ancient Aliens.
No word yet on whether Picknett believes Coppens too is one of The Nine's evil CIA minions, along with Graham Hancock and John Anthony West and all of the other alt-researchers whose books outsell her's.
In 1978, Kirby seemed to channel all of these OMI narratives as well as the Shaver Mystery in an issue of Machine Man- a character he created during his run on the 2001: A Space Odyssey series. In this Machine Man adventure, an institutionalized psychotic begins channeling messages from a distant star sytstem.
Here Kirby plays on the concept of psychotic as sensitive-- able to perceive and channel signals undetected by everyone else.
The messages are a distress call from an astronaut trapped in the gravity of a sun. Using some Puharich-like gadgetry, Machine Man creates an actual stargate within the hospital itself. Unfortunately, what comes through is a Dero/SSI robot being intent on destroying the Earth.
Kirby was a major xenophobe, cosmically speaking, believing that any alien race with the capacity to travel to our backwater solar system would do it for one reason only- to steal our shit and kill us off. He also believed that biological entities are poorly suited for space travel, necessitating artifical intelligence.
Machine Man, in other words, was Kirby's Starchild, or space seed.
At the same time that Roddenberry was reintroducing the concept of space-borne machine intelligences in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Lab Nine were at work in the neighborhood of the Stanford Research Institute and Silicon Valley.
As channeled by a buxom young Englishwoman named Jenny O'Connor, The Nine essentially took over the Esalen Institute (which I lectured at in 2008 and 2009), which had been ravaged by the gruesome political controversies of the early 70s as well as the ebbing of the Me Generation self-improvement wave.
Under the wing of Esalen co-founder Dick Price, O'Connor and Lab Nine created both a sensation and a serious schism within the leadership, with co-founder Michael Murphy having none of Big Boobs McGillicuddy and her invisible alien friends.
Many wondered what Price was doing, letting O'Connor arbitrarily reorganize what had become a respected counterculture hotspot on the cutting edge of psychology (I have an idea or two what Price was doing with her, but this is a family blog). A withering exposé of Lab Nine was published in leftist journal Mother Jones in 1979 titled "Esalen Slides off the Cliff," making the once-respected institution a laughing stock.
Even so, Price and O'Connor's attempts at harnessing the power of The Nine had a strange and simultaneous parallel in the climax of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, when Decker and Ilia converge with the orbital machine intelligence V'Ger.
Both O'Connor and Lab Nine would quietly leave Esalen in the early 80s and no trace of them remains there today. The stigma still lingers though, kept alive in countless cut-and-paste jobs on Christian conspiracy sites.
By year's end, the Star Trek movie would do boffo box office but get scathing reviews. Roddenberry would be fired as producer, allowing budget-conscious TV schlockmeister Harve Bennett to come in and produce a string of entertaining and moderately successful films that are all nearly unwatchable today.
However, Roddenberry would go on to produce the wildly-successful Next Generation series, whose original cast of nine major characters all had direct analogs in the Egyptian pantheon. The third Next Generation feature film would send the crew to an alien planet nearly identical to Esalen. Starfleet aliens exist among the natives in it, rendered invisible by holographic technology.
That film was written by Deep Space Nine creator Michael Piller. It seems that this weirdness fares better in the imaginal world than the physical.
Well, for now at least.
A lot of the action in around the Bay Area and Silicon Valley in the 60s and 70s would bear fruit in the early 80s with the Cyberpunk movement, spearheaded by Vancouver writer William Gibson. Here the orbital machine intelligence would take center stage, or two OMIs, rather.
Introduced in Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy, Neuromancer and Wintermute are AIs created by an aristocratic family called the Tessier-Ashpools, who live in an orbital compound called Villa Straylight. When the family goes into a Lovecraftian decline, the AIs become autonomous players, manipulating events on Earth.
Much like the OMIs of PKD and Lilly, the AIs contact and enlist human agents to help them reach their goal of leaving the Straylight mainframes and escaping into the worldwide Matrix. Once they do, they trigger a subtle yet dramatic shift in which all of the ancient gods and spirits of legend take on new life within the Matrix and transform it into an unpredictable and sometimes terrifying funhouse.
Gibson's second novel, Count Zero, presents the end result of the manipulations of the digital daemons; a young girl who can access the Matrix without a computer, very much the Cyberpunk version of a contactee.
Hmm, what was it "Spectra" told Andrija Puharich?
"We cannot enter your Earth, (we) only appear to you through computerizing your minds."
Sunday, December 18, 2011
But there's another reason that NASA would not want the public to know what the Apollo missions were really up to.
Richard Hoagland has written and spoken extensively on his beliefs that NASA is covering up the Moon missions to hide alien artifacts found by the Apollo crews. While his theories are well known through his appearances on Coast 2 Coast and other programs, less known-- and even more interesting -- is the fact that two unmanned moon missions indeed discovered enormous obelisks on the Moon's surface, arranged in a geometric design.
Four years ago, Russia's Luna-9 and America's Orbiter-2 both photographed groups of solid structures at two widely separated locations on the lunar surface. These two groups of objects are arranged in definite geometric patterns and appear to have been placed there by intelligent beings.Which goes to show you that you don't have to do much to bury a story that you don't want to get out there-- you simply don't talk about it. I'd never have heard about had I not read about it in the oracular grimoire men call "UFO Flying Saucers" in hushed, forboding tones.
Since American space officials have chosen not to publicize these findings, our readers are probably not aware of their existence.
The Luna-9 photographs, taken on February 4, 1966, after the craft had landed in the Ocean of Storms, reveal two straight lines of equidistant stones that look like the markers along an airport runway. These circular stones are all identical, and are positioned at an angle that produces a strong reflection from the sun, which would render them visible to descending aircraft. --"Mysterious "Monuments" on the Moon," Argosy Magazine, August, 1970 Volume 371, Number 2
comic books was an alchemical text?
In addition to the endless mysteries unveiled in UFO Flying Saucers, there's also the startling prophecies of one Jacob Kurtzberg, better known as Jack Kirby, the King of Comics. Longtime readers know that Kirby knew way too many things he shouldn't and foresaw things that no one else could see.
We've already looked at the very aptly -named "The Great Moon Mystery" in the context of its startling similarities to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, which are especially stunning given the story was drawn in 1959 and sat in a drawer at the Harvey Comics warehouse until seeing print well after 2001 was in production. Here's a refresher:
The story "The Great Moon Mystery" has a TV production crew stumble on an alien artifact (an obelisk, in this case) on the moon, which immediately captures them in a force field. A team of astronauts try to rescue them and shoot at the obelisk, but are transformed into beings of light and send on a journey across the vast reaches of the Universe (see page at top). The journey ends in Wizard of Oz-like fashion when the astronauts visualize themselves back on the Moon.What I didn't realize at the time was that Kirby was also remote-viewing the Moon obelisk back in 1959, perhaps even unconsciously foreseeing that the obelisk would be photographed a couple months before the story was published. It wouldn't be until a few years after that the obelisk discovery was leaked, and it never made the mainstream press as far as I can tell.
Even more remarkable was the fact that the same day I posted yet another Kirby/Kubrick/Moon story the news of a monolith on Mars' moon Phobos broke, along with some typical Masonic doubletalk from Bu33 Aldrin.
OK, so what? This is all just more of that weird nexus of junk culture, Fortean hijinks and occult toomfoolery, right? Of course there's nothing on the Moon-- aren't several space agencies planning Moon missions as I write?
But with one giant mother of a caveat. From the Old Grey Lady:
NASA would like to keep the competitors away from the Apollo landing sites, and it wants to create a no-fly-and-no-drive zone above and around them, especially where the first and last manned Moon missions — Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 — landed. The risk is that dust kicked up by a successful landing, or a crash, could disturb the traces of our presence on the Moon.
There is no mention yet how the rules would be enforced. But they do give rise to some interesting thoughts. In the realms of science fiction, the universe abounds in the relics of civilizations scattered among the stars. These landing sites are the first, fragile relics left by actual humans on a nonterrestrial body.- New York Times, "That Old Heritage Moon"I don't know about you, but I don't believe this nonsense about "disturbing historical sites" for a millisecond. If NASA was so worried about them they wouldn't have left all that equipment up there unprotected, if in fact they actually did land there (I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt).
I don't what it is exactly, but my gut tells me NASA is hiding something. And both the Apollo hoax crowd and the alien artifact crowd should be all over the no-fly zone story. It's so unbelievable that there has to be much more to the story than what we're being told.
Syncs and prophecies are one thing, but when it all crosses over into real world drama is when I sit up and pay attention.
For instance, here's another story from UFO Flying Saucers, a sensationalistic rewriting of the 1975 UFO disappearances in Oregon. The story made the national news at the time, since over 30 people fell from sight for over two months, leaving their friends and families in a state of near panic. It was later revealed that the missing persons were enlisted into a millennial UFO cult.
The leaders are called "Her" and "Him" in the story but were none other than Bo and Peep, aka Ti and Do, aka Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles, founders of the Heaven's Gate suicide cult. As you can see the artist was fairly successful in capturing Applewhite's likeness, not so much with Nettles.
Heaven's Gate was a classic millennial cult in the Essene/Gnostic model and their desire to escape their meat-prisons led them to extreme acts like castration in order to overcome the desires of the flesh. Compared to many other gurus, Applewhite was nearly benevolent, which is not to say the Gate wasn't as totalizing and authoritarian as other, similar cults.
Suicide seems to be the inevitable result of the kind of total denial of the physical world that the Gate immersed themselves in, and Applewhite cited the mass suicides at Masada during the Judean Wars as precedent.
However, the Gate didn't believe they were killing themselves at all. They believed they were dis-incarnating, so that a passing mothership traveling in the wake of the Hale-Bopp comet would be able to "beam them up" (this cult watched a shit-ton of Star Trek) and take them to the level above human.
Here's where remote viewing enters into the picture again; the Hale-Bopp UFO was "viewed" by Major Ed Dames (who was the basis for Kevin Spacey's character in The Men Who Stare at Goats) who claimed that it was coming to spread mass death on Earth, which was the basis of Applewhite's vague warnings of a planetary cleansing that his followers were to escape.
OK, this is all nuts. Dames is a laughing stock even within the paranormal community, Applewhite was a nut who couldn't deal with his sexuality and found a bunch of lost souls to play the avuncular minister/father-figure to. Hale-Bopp came and went without any noticable apocalypse.
Except one tiny, little detail keeps nagging at me...
At the same time the Heaven's Gate cult was preparing to exit their vehicles (so to speak), one of the most notorious UFO flaps of our time was unfolding just a few hundred miles to the east in Phoenix. As thousands of citizens watched, enormous triangular craft scoured the skies for several nights, allegedly. The usual, attention-starved, zany hoaxter types have come forward to claim responsibility, but none of their claims have stood up to any kind of scrutiny. The event remains a mystery.
So just as alien moon base and Apollo hoax theorists can point to the bizarre "no fly zone" rule NASA has proclaimed as proof things are not what they seem, Hale-Bopp UFO theories can't totally be dismissed in light of the Phoenix Lights. As with all of the paranormal, no side can truly claim victory, though they usually do.
Like so many other things, the truth remains elusive. As its designed to be, I'd argue...
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Longtime readers will know the drill, but visitors might want to check out this post for links to the "Nightmares in Camelot" series, which touches upon some of the same issues Mike explores here.
Don't forget to check out Hidden Experience for more, as well as many excellent interview-based podcasts with the cream of the UFO research crop.
Without further ado, let me pass the mic to Mike. Sit back and soak it in...
Are modern humans some sort of genetic alteration using a chimpanzee fetus? If we go one step further, are the gray aliens a genetic alteration using the human fetus?
Chimpanzees are born with smaller heads than us humans, and they don’t experience the same sort of pain we do during the birth process. It’s our large heads (and larger brains) that separate us from the chimpanzee.
Does the bible give us a clue to this species tinkering?
In fact it does, when God kicks Adam and Eve out of The Garden, he bestowed only two punishments, we would feel shame (and we would then want clothes) and from this point on we would experience painful child birth.
Following this line of speculation, we must scrutinize these three distinct phases of evolution: Chimpanzees, modern humans and the gray alien. The narrative of 2001 mimics the conjecture that Raymond Fowler puts forth in The Watchers.
When Betty Andreasson Luca asked her little gray abductors who they were, they replied, The Watchers.
Both Betty Andreasson Luca and Ray Fowler are devout Christians, so I feel it’s appropriate to quote the Bible again.
Adding to the overall strangeness, the author and researcher Raymond Fowler came out as an alien abductee himself. He shared his own direct experiences in a 2002 book titled UFO Testament: Anatomy of an Abductee. While this might seem like a bizarre claim coming from a respected UFO researcher, it is instead very common. I have come to the point where I suspect that most researchers in this field have had some sort of contact experience, either remembered or suppressed.
This story of The Watcher hit the comic book racks in April of 1963. The same year as The Outer Limits episode THE SIXTH FINGER. This story is also obsessed with the dilemma of human evolution. We again see the three distinct evolutionary stages starting with apes, moving to modern man and culminating with a mystical being with an over-sized bald head.
2001 isn’t the only movie from 1968 with apes and astronauts. Another masterpiece of cinema premiered that same year, PLANET OF THE APES.
This movie is steeped in secrets about the evolution of apes and humans. Dr. Zaius (Zeus?) is the rule-maker in this world, and he is also the caretaker of the hidden knowledge about the evolutionary history of his planet. He plays the role of Heywood Floyd from 2001, both are the keeper of secrets and at the heart of a grand cover-up.
When Taylor meets with Dr. Zaius in his chambers he asks, “How in Hell did this upside-down civilization get started?”
Zaius replies, “You may call it upside-down, because you occupy it’s lowest level!”
PLANET OF THE APES begins with space travel through a psychedelic star gate, and 2001 ends with a similar transition. The narrative path is upside-down compared to it's sister movie.
At one point the chimpanzee scientist Zera (Kim Hunter) shouts at Dr. Zaius, “The proof, the doll!”
The film culminates with Taylor riding off to find “his destiny,” to quote Dr. Zaius. This transformative destiny involves meeting Isis in the form of the Statue of Liberty.
Now here is where things get really weird.
When Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, one of the first Doctors arrive on the scene was DR. DAVE BOWMAN. He attended a wounded 9-year old girl who just happened to be born on September 11th, 2001. She died that day, and her name was Christina-TAYLOR Greene.
Charlton Heston was an astronaut named TAYLOR in PLANET OF THE APES, and Keir Dullea portrays astronaut DR. DAVE BOWMAN, who returns to earth at the end of 2001 as the fetus like star child. To make things even stranger, Gabrielle Giffords is married to an astronaut.
I have been trying to make synchro-connections with two movies, a TV show, a comic book, a UFO abduction account and a political assassination attempt. In doing so, it seems like attempting to rein this stuff in with any kind of linear logic is useless. So I’m just gunna list some odd interrelations (in no particular order) with bulleted points.
~ PLANET OF THE APES premiered on April 3rd, 1968. And 2001: A SPACE ODDESY premiered just 3 days later on April 6th, 1968.
~ PLANET OF THE APES begins with a psychedelic star gate/worm hole sequence, and 2001 ends with something very similar.
~ Lake Powell in Utah (Uatu?) is featured in both PLANET OF THE APES and 2001. In each of these movies it appears as the culmination of the trippy star gate voyage through space.
~ Roddy McDowell emerges from a Welsh mining town in John Ford’s HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, and he eventually plays the role of Cornelius (a chimpanzee) in 1968. David McCallum emerges from the very same Welsh mining town in THE SIXTH FINGER, the film-makers re-use stock footage from the 1941 film.
~ Young British actress Jill Hayworth plays the beautiful love interest in THE SIXTH FINGER in 1963, and in 1967 she plays opposite Roddy McDowell in a Hammer wanna-be horror film titled IT!
~ Also in 1967, McDowell guest stars in the TV series THE INVADERS as an astrophysicist who has proof that aliens are invading the planet.
~ Kim Hunter (Zera in PLANET OF THE APES) also played the role of an alien abductee in an episode of The CBS Radio Mystery Theater. The set of plot points closely matches many of the elements of the typical UFO abduction account (including mind control, telepathy and implants). The original air-date was November 25, 1974, well before the proliferation in the media of abduction accounts.
~ It is the Archangel Gabriel that appears to Mary. He tells her: “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb...” (Luke 1:31) This immaculate conception story sounds curiously similar to some of the accounts shared by women who claim alien abduction experiences; these accounts are full of mysterious pregnancies. Often when the woman is NOT sexually active. This certainly parrallels the virgin Mary.
~ There was another Gabriel involved in the shooting in Tucson. Gabriel "Gabe" Zimmerman, age 30, was a member of Congresswoman Giffords' staff and was killed that afternoon.
~ The name Gabrielle Giffords resonates Gwyllm Griffiths. Gwyllm is the evolutionarily transformed bald being in THE SIXTH FINGER.
~ Gabrielle Giffords miraculously survives being shot in the head, and ends up bald, like her astronaut husband.
~ THE SIXTH FINGER starts with an ape who has made an evolutionary leap (using a glass chamber) and ends with a modern human making a further evolutionary leap and emerging as a proto-God with an oversized bald head.
“The aliens have spliced into the human seed to prolong the form... so that nothing will be lost when the last shall come.”
“The people of all races and times encased in clear rectangular receptacles” for preservation by the non-human beings... called The Watchers, who have monitored the Earth for thousands of years.
Betty Andreasson Luca, Abductee
~ In the pulp science fiction illustrations and magazine covers of a bygone era, the image of the glass tube is a repeating image, albeit for a tawdry psycho-sexual obsession. Lot of images HERE. This rather comical pattern was noted by the late great Mac Tonnies.
Why do these resonant parallels emerge out of the ether? Is reality a sort of echo chamber where ideas and memes bounce off each-other in a way that forces them to emerge in a weird synchronistic manner?
I suspect strongly that there is something more to the horrendous tragedy surrounding Gabrielle Giffords. If there are such strange reverberating plot elements to that story; it makes me think that there simply must be a reason behind it all. What that might be, I have no idea. I am left to wonder if powerful human events simply create their own synchronous magic?
All that said, my only rule for deciphering synchronicities is to pay attention.
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