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I've long suspected that "Contactees" were a disinfo operation. The effect they had seemed to hew a little too closely to the desired outcome of the CIA's Robertson Panel, that the UFO phenomenon be demystified and made an object of ridicule.
Seeing hamburger salesmen and retired mechanics trotted out before the media with their tales of glammed-up Venusians filled that bill quite nicely.
But there was a darker undercurrent to the Contactee message; most of them were pitching some kind of cosmic authoritarianism with their delusional accounts of flying saucer joyrides. This impulse would have a major impact on the nascent New Age movement.
The best-known Contactee, George Adamski, preached a message of cosmic Communism:
Adamski was considered to be an outrageous subversive, and is alleged to have said that the alien form of government was very different from the democracy of the United States and was most probably a Communist system. Adamski also predicted that Russia would dominate the world, which would usher in a 1,000-year era of peace on Earth.But if Adamski were such a subversive, how was he able to wrangle a private audience with the Pope, who apparently gave him a special medallion as an honorific?
Moreover, his co-writer Desmond Leslie apparently had somewhat of an occult pedigree. We saw how Leslie cited the avowed Globalist Alice Bailey in the introduction to he and Adamski's book, but his father, Sir Shane Leslie, apparently had more exotic interests still:
"Sir Shane's closest friends at this time included the acclaimed paranormal novelist, M. R. James and the eccentric Lord Tredegar, who dabbled in the black arts, under the influence of Aleister Crowley's teachings, at his country estate in Wales." -- Nick Redfern, Final Events
Leslie would come to associate with another of the "George" Contactees, in this case George King, the British-based head of the UFO cult, the Aetherius Society. Like many UFO cultists, King would simply polish up old Theosophical hoodoo with the Space Age sheen of the Saucers.
King was much like Adamski in many ways (Leslie would later introduce the two men) but also prophesied a troubling scenario in which an unnamed figure, a "Globe Master, a ruler of the world, is to come - a stranger who will be more powerful than all the armies on earth."
According to King, this "Globe Master" will remove all those from the earth who do not respect his word." Note the capitalized pronouns:
...He will openly approach the Earth leaders; He will make His origin known to them but they will not believe Him. However, He will have great powers which by Karmic Law, He will be allowed to use in order to demonstrate to all men beyond all doubt, the Authority empowering Him to carry out His great mission on Earth...the power of this Being will be greater than mankind has ever seen before in any single humanoid frame. So vast will it be as to be almost terrible...How similar this sounds to Manly P. Hall's prophecy from decades earlier:
On that "Great Day" to come, humanity will become one and the 'Lord of the World' will openly reign. Until then, those who know "the purpose of the Universal Plan must dwell apart from the rest..." as keepers of the "Secret Doctrine." - Manly P. Hall, The PhoenixMany occult and esoteric groups and figures have embraced Globalism, for centuries in fact, if not openly advocated for totalitarian systems like Fascism or Socialism. The alien groups only more so.
I don't need to remind you the effect this would have on the conspiracy-minded, particularly the religious variety thereof. But many more secular-minded observers have also looked upon all of this alien apocalypticism with a jaundiced eye. Many would make observations such as this:
“A great many of the contactees purvey philosophies which are tinged, if not tainted, with totalitarian overtones.” Paris Flammonde, The Age of Flying SaucersUFO literature from the 50s to the 80s in particular is rife with this kind of Globalist propaganda, often accompanied by warnings of nuclear armageddon or environmental catastrophe if humans don't obey their Space Brothers' commands. The scare tactics grew particularly intense with the rise of the abductees in the 1960s:
"The Space Beings appear definitely concerned with seeing that all humankind is united as ‘one’ on this planet.
“Contactees have been told that the Space Beings hope to guide Earth to a period of great unification, when all races will shun discriminatory separations and all of humankind will recognize its responsibility to every other life form existing on the planet. The Space Beings also seek to bring about a single, solidified government...” Brad Steiger, The FellowshipJacques Vallee wrote about some of the troubling aspects of UFO cultism in Messengers of Deception (1979), including:
Fantastic economic theories, including the belief that a “world economy” can be created overnight, and that democracy should be abolished in favor of utopian systems, usually dictatorial in their outlook.Of course, UFO cultists are not alone in this. Many more powerful and influential individuals and groups- some of the most powerful in the world, in fact- share these beliefs. The difference is that the latter have the power to turn their beliefs into reality. And are doing so. As we speak.
It's here I should remind everyone how strangely activist Hillary Clinton-- whose husband arguably did more to advance the cause of Globalism (and Silicon Valley) than any single person-- has been on the UFO issue during this election, seemingly oblivious to the almost universal scorn this position earned her from the pundits.
I should also remind everyone here that the world's wealthiest corporation is building their new headquarters in the shape of a flying saucer...
Why? What's the point?
We recently took another look at 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the uncanny parallels it has to the bullet points of postwar UFOlogy.
........Arthur C. Clarke was almost certainly the conduit for these tales being told out of school, given his extensive governmental, scientific, and military connections. That probably also explains the uncomfortably futuristic technology showcased in the film, gadgets that were being developed in secret labs and given a sneak preview for the tripping Aquarians who made 2001 a smash.
But what about Clarke's other tour de force? Was that too a work of prophecy, or a showcase for predictive programming? Was Clarke thinking of that quote by Manly Hall when he began writing of demonic aliens installing a totalitarian superstate in Childhood's End? Or was he tapped in another stream of information entirely?
What is the deeper link between these seemingly-disparate strands and why would all of this have such a hold on a man like Clarke?
It's interesting to see the just-completed UN Building on the back cover of Clarke's book, since the UN was the focus of anti-NWO theory for so long (much less so now). Its various affiliate programs allowed all manner of groups, no matter how obscure, to associate themselves with the increasingly-marginal body.
The Lucis Trust took advantage of the affiliate program, which along with former Assistant Secretary General Robert Muller's association with the Trust, provided a lot of grist for the mill for conspiracists.
Another longtime hobby horse is an apparently spurious quote about Lucifer and the New World Order by New Age guru David Spangler, who was associated with a short-lived but influential (and alarmingly star-studded) Globalist thinktank, Planetary Citizen, that also took advantage of the affiliate program.
That quote is garbling of this actual quote, which for many is probably just as bad:
“Lucifer comes to give to us the final gift of wholeness. If we accept it then he is free and we are free. That is the Luciferic initiation. It is one that many people know, and in the days ahead, will be facing, for it is an initiation into the New Age.” -- David Spangler, Reflections on the ChristWhat should not surprise anyone is that Spangler too claims to be a Contactee, though not quite of the Venusian variety:
"It is not unusual for me to have communication with non-physical, invisible beings; indeed, it happens almost every day and forms an important part of my work as I teach my online classes in collaboration with colleagues who dwell in spiritual worlds."But perhaps he's just a more lucid type of the breed.
AT THE CROSSROADS
When talking about demons and science, it should be noted that Clarke began work on the novel that later became Childhood's End in July of 1946.
Yes, the same month that bombers from Roswell Army Air Field, led by General (Ram)ey, took part in Operation Crossroads, which many UFOlogists have cited, along with White Sands and Hiroshima, as the beacon that called our saucerian neighbors to our neck of the woods.
This story is just chock-full of coincidences, isn't it?
But perhaps the Crossroads motif- as old as Hecate herself- tells us how those seeking to summon these beings truly understood their nature.
Indeed, we read quotes from very high-ranking military figures, who may in fact have been briefed on Crossroads at the time, giving us a very clear picture as to how they perceived this phenomenon.
We saw how Admiral Knowles eschewed the "nuts and bolts" of the phenomenon in favor of the far fringes. This was a man with serious combat experience, an instructor at Annapolis-- not the kind of dewey-eyed New Ager you'd normally associate with such beliefs.
But did he- like Sir Goddard and Sir Horsley- have a vantage point that allowed them to frame all of this in a very different manner than the board at NICAP?
It should be noted that Clarke wandered far afield from scientific reductionism, dipping his toes into some pretty strange waters. What did he know that his peers did not?
What does the recent adaption of Childhood's End on Syfy presage for our own times? No one can deny that the agenda is quickening, that the brakes seem to have come off. Is there greater importance to the miniseries than we understand at the moment?
Many UFOlogists would come to see those flying enigmas filled with beings not unlike Clarke's Overlords, who were simply a literalization of the demonic (or daimonic, if you prefer) archetype that would later come to dominate many corners of UFOlogy.
"There seems to be no evidence yet that any of these craft or beings originate from outer space." - Gordon Creighton, Official 1992 Flying Saucer Review Policy Statement
"UFO behaviour is more akin to magic than to physics as we know it... the modern UFOnauts and the demons of past days are probably identical." - Dr. Pierre Guerin, Flying Saucer Review
"Studies of flying saucer cults repeatedly show that they are part of a larger occult social world." - Stupple + McNeece, 1979 MUFON UFO Symposium Proceedings
"The symbolic display seen by the abductees is identical to the type of initiation ritual or astral voyage that is imbedded in the traditions of every culture...the structure of abduction stories is identical to that of occult initiation rituals...the UFO beings of today belong to the same class of manifestation as the entities that were described in centuries past." - Dr. Jacques Vallee, ConfrontationsMaybe Clarke was ahead of the curve. Which leads one to question why and how. Maybe he was clued into information and intelligence that others were not and would never be. Perhaps he spoke to Air Marshall Goddard. He had the connections, certainly. Perhaps Sir Vic told him something like this:
"The astral world of illusion, which (on physical evidence) is greatly inhabited by illusion-prone spirits, is well known for its multifarious imaginative activities and exhortations. Seemingly some of its denizens are eager to exemplify principalities and powers. Others pronounce upon morality, spirituality, Deity, etc."
"All of these astral exponents who invoke human consciousness may be sincere, but many of their theses may be framed to propagate some special phantasm, perhaps of an earlier incarnation, or to indulge an inveterate and continuing technological urge toward materialistic progress, or simply to astonish and disturb the gullible for the devil of it."