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Why Most People Do Not Believe in the Supernatural

As a writer I sometimes attempt to create a guest post for another blog. Contrary to my usual modus operandi, I tend to be quite reserved and a bit of a misanthrope, I will sometimes make an attempt to create an article that I might pitch to another writer or organization.

During one of these attempts, I happened to notice something very peculiar about myself. I noticed that I took the existence of paranormal phenomena quite for granted. That is I believe in the paranormal and tend to believe that most people have the same beliefs as I do.

While it could be somewhat true to say that many do believe in the existence of the supernatural, most do not act with those beliefs in mind when they engage in many situations. There are many people that might believe things such as bad luck, the evil eye, and even perhaps alien visitation, but these people will most definitely not let others know that they believe these things. The simple reason for this seems to be that believing in such things denotes a simple mind.

Perhaps that is a partial answer to the question that I imply in the title of this article; why most people do not believe in the supernatural?  It’s possible that there are many people out there that do believe in the supernatural in one way or another. It is also possible that people have become accustomed to being cautious when speaking about their beliefs about things considered paranormal. The Western world has become highly reasonable and telling others that you believe in witches or Bigfoot can cause many to raise an eyebrow, at the very least.

I also personally believe that many of the people that believe in the supernatural are not fully aware that they have these beliefs; that is these beliefs tend to be unexamined and therefore completely bypassed them consciously for the most part. There are many highly reasonable individuals out there that will not walk under a ladder, open an umbrella indoors, or sit comfortably in a dark and lonely room. They are afraid of the dark, they are afraid of things that go bump in the night, but they don’t exactly know why. If push comes to shove, they’ll tell themselves that it’s some kind of primate thing; a remnant from some ancient ancestor that once feared the dark because of the predators that might hide there. This is a rather simplistic explanation if you ask me but it is a favorite among the priests of science.

There are of course those that don’t believe in the supernatural or anything metaphysical at all. These people seem infinitely strange to me because I could not easily imagine a world where science has explained everything. I suppose this is difficult for me because if current scientific theory is correct, then the world is quite a cold mechanical place. I suppose I need the magic, and I would imagine that deep down inside most people do as well.

Nevertheless, whether people believe truly in the supernatural or not, people generally act most of the time as if the paranormal does not exist, period. I found this out when I tried to write a guest post for a certain site that shall remain nameless. It was actually quite a good experience, writing a proposal for this site, there was a forum and the people in it were quite nice and very helpful. I must also say that I deeply enjoy this site and I am glad that it is there. But I found it amazing that certain subjects within this site were quite taboo because of the fact that they could not be verified.

Now verification according to the status quo, including the people participating in the site I mention, means that the current scientific body has proven to their satisfaction that whatever certain concept or thing is fact. That is these people, these highly powerful new clergy called scientists, give their stamp of approval and consider this, that, or the other thing to be fact. Without this approval, the existence of whatever concept or thing is essentially mumbo-jumbo.

This is the point where some readers might start to get upset. They start to get their debate hackles up, imagining how they would enlighten me on the ideas and ideals of the modern era. Believe it or not, I happen to agree with these people in many cases. The benefits of science and the technological advances that we have made because of it are easy to see. One could say that I’m an amateur logician of sorts and as such the very logical premises of science make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Unfortunately the scientific establishment, and the current status quo, is not an altruistic band of kindly or logical souls. The scientific establishment, our modern Western church, is made up of people, and unfortunately people make mistakes. People are also greedy and seem to generally think of themselves before they think of others.
I happen to love science and its precepts, unfortunately many of the people that make up these giant scientific organizations do not share my ideals. These giant bureaucratic agencies tend to be more interested in money and politics. True scientific inquiry is usually superseded by greed and bureaucratic gain.

It is always a good idea to question our beliefs; to find out where they come from, how they came to be our beliefs, and what ‘personal’ proof we have for those belief.

It is so easy to look back in history and think about how terrible the Middle Ages were for example. If you think about all the strife and horror that people in Europe seem to have had to go through during this time then it’s easy to see why these times are generally referred to as the dark ages. Beyond all the strife and cruelty, try to imagine an oligarchy like the Catholic Church of that time controlling every thought and deed, having the power of life and death; seems like a terrible thing indeed.

Certainly I would not make a direct comparison between the modern scientific establishment and the Christian church during the Middle Ages. But looking back in history is a wonderful way to realize that while many things change there also many things that stay the same. Fortunately the cruelty seems to have gone away, I’m hoping that there will not be a return of the Spanish Inquisition, but in many ways science holds rein over the Western world just like the Catholic church used to.

Many would believe me insane for even mentioning such a thought but if you detach yourself and truly look at our modern era, you will realize that there is a constant battle for our beliefs (just like in the old days) and there is punishment to be had for those who would step outside of the current belief structure. Perhaps people are no longer drawn and quartered but they can be ostracized, let go from a job, and sometimes even jailed when they express divergent beliefs.

The new church of science prints the gospel and to question the gospel can sometimes cause great strife.

Our new church tells us that we must take certain drugs to cure certain diseases, it creates a map of the universe and tells us where we stand in that universe, it tells us who is rational and who is not, it tells us how we were created, it tells us about our future and how we will get there. If you question these ‘proven’ theories (which most spout as facts), we are put in a certain place and are considered to be a little eccentric and or deluded. If we become very successful at arguing our point then it is possible that we might get ostracized, and if we get very very good at making our point and converting others to what we believe then it is quite possible that we could end up in a cell somewhere.

If you don’t believe me, the next time you find yourself in a rather eclectic social environment; try expressing beliefs contradictory to the greater status quo. Try telling the people around you that you believe that aliens created human beings or that magic is real. If you are successful, you might get a real good example of what a scientifically minded person must have felt like talking to the status quo during the Middle Ages.

If you are thinking, “well yeah, but the difference is that scientists are right while most people in the Middle Ages were uneducated peasants.” Then I suggest that you really examine those beliefs and hopefully realize that you are far from being a true scientist when you say this, or sounding that educated yourself. A true scientist does not make assumptions, assumptions made on hearsay.

  • Were they really that dumb in the Middle Ages?
  • Did everyone question and fear the church as we are led to believe?
  • Or was it the case that they believed in that church as we now believe in science?
  • Were they so wrong and are we so right?

Some scientists have done research and created experiments that seem to show that our senses are not half as good as we think they are. These studies seem to show that what we think is out there is not really out there at all.
Other scientists working on individual and large-scale human behavior, have found data that seems to show that we are not the individuals that we imagine ourselves to be. This data seems to show that we are rather easily convinced and tend to usually act with a kind of mentality that is exemplified by the phrase, “the mob rules”.
Conmen and stage magicians have been fooling people for a very long time using similar theories.

So why is it that people find it so hard to believe in the supernatural?

I believe that people find it hard to believe in the supernatural because beliefs are sort of like fashion. It’s no longer fashionable to wear powdered wigs or shoulder pads, and it’s also not fashionable to believe in dragons, witches or ogres.

And just like fashion, most people do not manage and create their own beliefs but look to authority figures outside of themselves; they look towards organizations like Versace or Tommy Hilfiger to tell them what to wear, when to where it, and even how much to pay for it.

Belief in the supernatural is not currently fashionable so those that believe in it hide their beliefs so that they are not considered eccentric or weird. Most people though can’t believe in the supernatural because somebody else told them that the supernatural isn’t real. The average academic that spouts off about the stupidity of believing in the supernatural is just a person quoting a group of ‘facts’  that he or she read in an organizationally sanctioned textbook; it is quite doubtful that they examined anything scientifically or partook in any kind of personal open-minded experiment to prove or disprove any aspect of the paranormal. Academia has very few scientist but it has a huge number of priests and bureaucrats.

 

Final caveat: please do not believe that I am telling you to stop believing in science. As I said I truly do believe in the scientific principle, I believe in the power of correct observation, and in the power of logical thought.

I’m not saying that you should not believe in something or that you should believe in something else. What I’m saying is that perhaps you should examine your beliefs and take nothing for granted, not even those things that are written in finely published textbooks or expounded by individuals with many letters after their names.

And if you are interested in more ideas about how our beliefs are created and how they control our personal realities, then I suggest you check out my book “The Occult Experience

Are Things Getting Weirder? Is the Weather Changing?

Many people believe that the world is getting stranger by the year. Everything just seems more chaotic; remember that word ‘chaotic’, we are going to come back to it because it is very relevant to what we are going to talk about in this article.

The weather is weird; all you have to do is look out your window or look at the news and you will realize that meteorologically speaking things seem to be in a bit of a mess.

  • Three times this last month the temperatures went from the minus teens to the positives in a 24 hour period here where I live. That’s a pretty drastic temperature change but it seems to be the norm now in Alberta.
  • This is the second year in a row that the northern continent has been absolutely battered by super-cold weather fronts. It was starting to look like an ice age out there:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GOES-13_2_Jan_2014_1745z_satellite.png

But it’s not just the weather that’s getting more unpredictable and strange; there is also high strangeness everywhere you look.

Everything from plagues of spiders attacking villages, to strange sounds and odd lights in the sky, it seems everything is just getting weirder and weirder. If you don’t believe me, go on YouTube and look up something like;  ”strange events of 2013” or something similar; you’ll get a host of YouTube videos that might just make your hair stand on end.

But how do we explain all this? Can we explain all this?

All the cool kids are talking about global warming. Certainly scientists have proven this to be the case; the world is getting hotter? Right?

In actuality, proving global warming is actually quite a tricky affair. Believe it or not, that last sentence was a very difficult one to write down. The reason for this is that the global warming agenda has gone beyond a mere theory into a type of theological fact. To disagree with this ‘theory’ of global warming can be akin to debating religion.

But in order to discuss the high strangeness of all things as of late, we must start with this rather large wrinkle.

This article is not written to try and prove or disprove global warming nor is it written as a launching point to try and debate global weather models. It is an article that proposes a theory to try and explain why things seem so strange in this brave new world.

The accuracy of global warming models, the ones used to try and predict global weather changes and give credence to the global warming theory, are not as accurate as some might suppose. A simple example of this fact can be ascertained by examining your local weather forecast.

While the weatherman can predict certain atmospheric conditions, the accuracy of these predictions is usually not that good over time. Certainly within the first two or three days, most weather forecasts are pretty good but this accuracy tends to diminish quite quickly as greater amounts of time are added to the equation. In other words meteorological models do well when it comes to tomorrow’s weather and perhaps the next day but they fail quite miserably when it comes to telling you what the weather is going to be like next week or the week after.

Most meteorological forecasts use a type of global weather modeling. The mathematics and software used to study tomorrow’s weather are nearly identical to the ones used to study global warming. Large and highly complex programs are put together and are run through powerful computers. These programs try to replicate current global conditions and using logical algorithms try to predict past and future global weather conditions. The accuracy of these models is good but not perfect, they can’t predict every possible variation and as a result their accuracy fails over time; as can be easily seen by studying the accuracy of local weather forecasts. If the accuracy of these models fails over time, then using these models to predict global warming can be quite difficult to say the least.

Using these highly complex mathematical models, scientists try to ascertain past global temperatures, and predict future ones. Now while the local weatherman uses similar models to try and predict the weather within a couple of days and weeks, larger more complex models are used to try and ascertain and predict global temperature changes within thousands of years.

Certainly there’s a lot more being studied when it comes to global warming. But as I have said this is not an article written to debate the issue; this is an article that tries to explain the ‘high strangeness’ of our current world, and my theories have a direct relation to the mathematical models that are being used now to study global weather patterns.

Why is it that these mathematical models are so bad at predicting the weather, especially over time? Why is it that with the processing power of our current supercomputers, we can’t seem to be able to predict what the weather is going to be like next week?

The simple answer to this is: Chaos.

To be more precise we can say that the answer lies within the realm of chaos mathematics. This is a branch of mathematics that tries to study dynamic systems. The best way to explain this would be to think about a moon orbiting a planet:

If you have one moon orbiting a planet like we have here on earth, then it’s pretty easy to predict the orbit of that moon over time. But as soon as we introduce another moon into this equation, predicting the orbit of a particular moon becomes very difficult. The prediction actually goes from hard to impossible the further that you try and predict that orbit over time.

Now imagine introducing ten more moons into the orbit of a planet. Each moon affects the orbit of the other moons making any kind of prediction impossible over time. Also don’t forget that this is not a closed system; the gravitational pull from other planets and stars might affect the orbit of our moons as well, for example. This is the problem with statistical future measurement or most model based predictions for that matter. The better the model the better that it is at predicting both past and future events but all these models fail over time.

If you have heard about chaos mathematics, then you most likely have heard about the butterfly effect as well:

This basic theory tells us that small actions can be the cause of large effects on a deterministic nonlinear system.  The mathematician Edward Norton Lorenz coined the phrase “The butterfly effect” in order to try and explain how very small actions (like the flaps of a butterfly’s wings) could cause huge effects (like a hurricane) in a complex interrelated system over time.

Using the above analogies you can see how predicting the weather would be such an incredibly difficult thing using current weather models. These models are made up of a huge number of ‘sets’ that act very much like a moon or a butterfly. If it is impossible to predict the trajectory of a pair of moons over a certain length of time, then imagine how difficult it would be to try and predict meteorological configurations that are made up of thousands (millions) of freewheeling probabilistic units.

Now might be the time when you ask yourself; so what does all this have to do with strange weather and strange events?

The answer to all of it, based on my theory, is simply: human population

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If we think of the Earth as our nonlinear system and we think of every single individual human as being a butterfly then you could see how the introduction of billions of new individuals (butterflies) could have an incredibly powerful effect on that system.

When you add more random units to a particular system, the system becomes more complex. Generally speaking when the system becomes more complex there is a tendency towards greater randomness; in other words more chaos.

As you can see, this idea does not discount global warming. Global warming could help to explain much of the weird weather that we are experiencing but ’proving’ that global weather temperatures will be escalating over time without any deviation is most difficult and as far as I’m concerned it’s still a theory.

There is something though that you can prove using chaos mathematics right now; and that is that the introduction of so many new human beings into the earth ecosystem is making the system more random, more chaotic, and stranger. If a butterfly in the Amazon can help create a hurricane halfway around the world then imagine what 7 billion and counting humans can do.

Sure that might explains the strange weather you say, but what about all the other strange stuff that’s going on?

Well we can certainly consider the possibility that the world was always this strange, the only difference being that now there’s a heck of a lot more people carrying around digital recording devices. Perhaps nothing has changed, there’s just more people watching and recording.

But there’s another theory that we could consider; the possibility that it is the very thoughts and intentions of these 7 billion plus individuals that is making the world stranger and stranger every day.

If you are reading this article on this site, then it is possible that you believe in the power of thought. This website after all is dedicated not only to self-improvement but to the possibilities and potential of thought and intention.

I believe that thoughts are things that internal intention creates external effect and since you are reading this article then I would assume that you perhaps believe the same thing.

Now using our possibly mutual belief, consider what an ever increasing population must be doing to the world. If the power of intention and thought is real, and the probability of the manifestation of a thing increases with the amount of thought energy applied to it, then what must billions of intentions be doing to the planet right now?

We can consider thoughts, and beliefs for that matter, as being like a weather pattern in and of themselves. This pattern flows in and around the planet as different people think and feel different things. As different memes settle in and take over certain areas, they can in many ways be seen as storms gathering momentum and sweeping over the continents.

Thoughts of Jesus, Armageddon, freedom, fear, the new world order, and perhaps Mickey Mouse, all intermingle. Thoughts of a similar nature come together and coalesce into bigger thought patterns, perhaps even growing into a full blown memes with the capability of changing the hearts and minds of millions.

If thoughts are things, then the reason for the high strangeness is quite obvious; more people. And since we know that the human population is increasing we can definitely count on one thing:

Things are going to get weirder!

Aleister Crowley and The Book Of The Law Part 1

Is there a hidden book that somehow explains  the reality in which we find ourselves? Is there an odd and strange book, written by a crazy and yet amazing character, that would help to explain at least some of the many mysteries of this universe, and do so in beautiful and incredibly powerful prose? Believe it or not the answer to this questions is yes. The name of that book is “The Book of the Law” and the name of the crazy genius who wrote it is Aleistair Crowley.

In a time of amazing figures and incredible history, Aleistair Crowley was arguably one of the most interesting figures of the last century. He was born Edward Alexander Crowley on October 12, 1875. I doubt that you could go far into the sphere of the occult and Magick (he was actually the person that coined the term Magick in order to separate true magical practices from stage magic) without hearing his name mentioned at least once, and it would not be a stretch to say that he is largely responsible for what we have come to refer to as the mystical new age movement.

Born the son of a wealthy evangelical family, he was soon to reject his oppressive religious home life and begin a life where he seemed to do everything in his power to bring down any kind of established religious oppression. Indeed he coined the term “ The Beast”  for himself in order to pronounce himself as an antichrist or one who is completely against Christian theology. Born with a brilliant intellect he was soon to see the many holes in the established order that he lived in, with a particular hatred for the oppressive Christian dogma that he had to put up with as a child.

This article certainly cannot contain or bring to light the incredibly eclectic life of Aleistair Crowley . But it is good that we acknowledge that he was not just a one book wonder, as it were. That is “The Book of the Law”, the book that we shall discuss in this series of articles, was not his only great work and some would even argue that it was not his best. Crowley had an incredibly prolific writing career; he wrote over 45 voluminous books, these were incredibly well-written books with an amazing amount of detail and information.  And this does not include the many poems that he wrote which were usually quite long and very well written as well. His life is one giant creative effort that literally changed the way the North Western world approaches occultism, magick, and the paranormal.

In this amazing repertoire of material, one can find ideas and concepts that were far ahead of their time. He wrote of ideas that would not be popular until our time and spoke of concepts, especially the Eastern practices, that would not be embraced by the West until nearly a century later. An interesting and fun example of this, can be seen in his  “The Book of Lies”. This book consisted of 93 chapters, each chapter is about a page of text where he writes in poetic and incredibly intriguing prose, certain ideas and thoughts which also directly relate to his magical practice and occult philosophy.
Now it must be remembered that this book was written literally 100 years ago and what might seem quaint today was then an incredible leap in intellectual prowess. For example in the 69th chapter of this book, we are told of a way to attain bliss, become a success, and have contact with our Guardian  Angel:

The Way to Succeed—And the Way to Suck Eggs!
This is the Holy Hexagram.
Plunge from the height, O God, and interlock with
Man!
Plunge from the height, O Man, and interlock with
Beast!
The Red Triangle is the descending tongue of grace;
the Blue Triangle is the ascending tongue of
prayer.
This Interchange, the Double Gift of Tongues, the
Word of Double Power—ABRAHADABRA!—is
the sign of the GREAT WORK, for the GREAT
WORK is accomplished in Silence.  And behold is
not that Word equal to Cheth, that is Cancer.
whose Sigil is 69?
This Work also eats up itself, accomplishes its own
end, nourishes the worker, leaves no seed, is per-
fect in itself.
Little children, love one another!

Within this poem, Crowley tells us a great many secrets and creates a number of puns that are most interesting, funny, and at the same time quite informative. As I said this is the 69th chapter and this is a clue as to what this poem is all about. As I have mentioned, while 69 is common parlance NOW for oral stimulation, you must remember that this and these ideas were written over 100 years ago. This poem in and of itself shows the incredible prowess of this man’s intellect and gives you a clue as to why many consider him to be the prophet of the new age. He continues with these puns and metaphors revealing a most powerful meditative practice and magical act; he is essentially talking about how a man can become divine by sucking eggs!

Now I do not mean to make the man seem to be a god of some kind, because he had many faults. Certainly if you ever get around to reading one of his many biographies, you will see that he was quite a crazy fellow with a penchant for the terrible. There are many though who would consider him to be some kind of grand avatar of the future, but in reality these people tend to truly overestimate the man and his capabilities. There are those for example that believe that through some of his magickal rites, he initiated the world wars of the last century and created a rift that opened up and changed the entire framework of the energetic consistency of this planet.

While I do believe that he was a good magician and a great writer, I do not believe that he changed the course of the world. And while it is important to understand that he had his finger in much of what we would now consider to be the modern occult tradition, he was not a hugely successful magician in many ways. I think his true talents lie in his ability to intuit and become a channel for the energy that would comprise these modern times, and there is no better example of that than his very famous “Book of the Law”.

In our next installment in this series, we will discuss a little more of Crowley’s life and begin to delve into the book that he himself considered to be his greatest work; The Book of the Law.

How to Banish an Area and Exorcise Negative Paranormal Energy Or Entities

When researching the paranormal, it is sometimes the case that you run into people that need help. While paranormal researchers might be pursuing the occult, UFOs, and cryptids, sometimes the people that they run into during these searches tend to be normal people that would just like to forget what they saw and return to their regular lives. Unfortunately sometimes these people continue to be plagued by these paranormal forces and they feel that there is no way that they can escape them.

Usually such people feel powerless in the face of this paranormal phenomena. Such powerlessness can make one feel insignificant in the face of something that they do not understand and can make life difficult to say the least. There are two aspects of this:

  1. The fact that they have discovered that the world is far stranger than they thought it was.
  2. The fact that this new strange world that they have discovered does not conform to regular laws. They have no way to deal with it; to stop it, to ignore it, or to control it in any way. This makes it seem like their lives have spun out of control and are no longer their own.

 

This is a very common theme with many people and it seems to be a growing thing as more and more individuals seem to be affected by what we would call the paranormal. It is not my opinion that the world is getting stranger per se but I do believe that many human beings are becoming more and more sensitive to currents and forces that not so long ago they had been conditioned psychologically to ignore.

The truth though is that we are not powerless against these paranormal forces. The truth is that since we have been conditioned since childhood to ignore a large branch of our psyche, that which we consider the paranormal, we are therefore ill equipped to deal with these strange forces.

As such, I present in this article a technique that is  simple and yet an incredibly powerful banishing ritual. Perhaps ritual is a strong word since in reality this is more of a type of action. Since action is really thought physically manifested, what you’re really doing is manifesting a very strong thought in order to clear an area of energies or entities that you do not wish to deal with.

This banishing ritual can be used against any entity that you might find is having a psychological or physically ill effect on you or your family. This banishment can be used against ghosts, negative energies, certain types of unknown cryptids, and can even be used against much of the negative UFO phenomenon (including alien abduction) that many people are experiencing.

‘To banish’ is generally defined as;– to send away, to forbid, to get rid of

In the occult sphere this generally means a technique that you use in order to;
send away, forbid, or get rid of a certain entity or groups of entities that are endangering you mentally or physically.

 

A banishment like most occult techniques, requires three major things:

  1. Great focus and concentration
  2. Strong visualizations
  3. Psychic energy

 

These must all be used in conjunction to create a very strong thought, or group of thoughts, that is projected from your mind into the external world. You are essentially taking a very powerful subjective experience that you have created within your own mind and projecting it outwardly into the objective or physical world in order to create a psychological and physical change.

 

In order to perform this ritual:

 

– I want you to take a very long and deep inhalation. As you are inhaling imagine that you are sucking in energy from all around you. As you perform this long inhalation imagine that you are sucking in power from all of the things around you, that this energy is seeping into you through your bones and every pore in your body. Try to inhale as long and as deeply as possible.

 

– When you finish your inhalation, exhale in a natural and relaxed manner, making sure to relax your body completely as you do so.  Now once again inhale and imagine that you are inhaling all of the energy and power that you possibly can. This inhalation should last as long as possible so that you are sucking in as much energy as you can from the universe around you. When you’re finished your inhalation again exhale and relax your body completely. Inhale like this one more time and exhale relaxing your body completely when you are done.

 

– You will be inhaling for a total of three times, sucking in as much energy into yourself as possible. Try to imagine that this energy that you are inhaling into yourself is being concentrated into up powerful ball of psychic energy in your lower stomach. By the third inhalation you should have a very powerful buildup of psychic energy that you can actually feel.

 

– After your third inhalation and once you have a good feeling of that psychic force within your lower stomach, extend your arms before you sort of like you’re about to push something away. Now from the very center of your being push this energy out from within yourself and as you do so imagine that there is a ray of light coming either from the palms of your hands are the very tips of your fingers. This light shoots out from you and goes out into the area where you wish to cleanse or banish.

 

– It is most important that as this energy is propelled from within you, you vividly imagine a very powerful white light shooting from your fingers or the palms of your hands. Try to see this light coming out from you as vividly as possible, make it a very bright and powerful light, as powerful as you can make it. Also do not just visualize this light coming out of you but also trying feel it as it goes through your being and out of your hands, perhaps like an electrical charge rushing out of from the belly through the arms and out of your hands.

 

– Imagine that this light energy shooting out of you smashes into the area that you wish to banish and there creates a very powerful white form. This form could either be a big gigantic star that is shining bright with pure light everywhere, throwing all the evil things away, or it could even be an avatar that you might wish to use, sort of like your power animal that comes out in rips away anything that you do not want in this area.

 

– As this light coalesces into a form before you; that is as you imagine this light being formed into a powerful avatar of some kind, whether it be a powerful animal form or perhaps just a very powerful shining orb, I want you to say out loud, “protect!”. You can use any word you like here but try to make it a powerful word that represents what your banishment is doing right now. This word should come from deep within you just like that energy that you have just projected into the room, it comes from deep within your gut.

 

This is a very powerful banishment that you can use any time that you feel threatened by something which you would consider paranormal. With this banishment you should be able to cleanse any area and the power of this banishment is solely in your hands; it is very dependent on how well you can visualize, how well you can suck that psychic energy and project it out from within yourself, and how much you can believe in the power of this banishment. Have faith in your ability!

Do not be afraid and do not doubt yourself but learn to use our natural human ability to project energy and thoughts. With this ability you can protect yourself from any paranormal entity or area where you find some kind of psychological or physical danger. This banishment is powerful enough to cast away anything that might threaten you or your loved ones. With practice and some mental effort, you should be able to greatly increase your power by working on your visualizations and your concentration.

With this banishment you should be able to protect yourself, and you should no longer feel powerless before these crazy paranormal events that seem to be happening with greater frequency everywhere. Banish, banish, banish, until you feel safe in your space.

If you are interested in having a far richer understanding of banishments and the paranormal in general, I do suggest my book ‘The Paranormal Experience’. In that book I have a whole chapter dedicated to banishments and I also give a detailed description of what the paranormal is and how it is that we go about discovering it or perhaps even stumbling over it.

Are Aliens and UFOs Real Part 4

Thus far in our series on the possible existence of alien visitors, we have considered a number of facts and possibilities:

  1. There seems to be some kind of aerial phenomena happening in the skies of planet Earth that is being witnessed by many people from all around the world.
  2. While many scientific panels have been able to explain most of this weird phenomenon that is being experienced by people as being just natural in origin, there is still a large percentage of aerial sightings that remain unexplained. In essence there seems to be no explanation for 5 to 16% of the weird paranormal occurrences experienced by many people around the world.
  3. There is a big possibility, because of the things that are being reported by the witnesses to this paranormal aerial phenomena, that many of these unknown aerial spectacles could be the result of alien visitation.
  4. These aliens might be physical creatures from distant planets that are visiting us using a technology that allows them to travel great distances and to perform many maneuvers that to us seem almost magical in nature.
  5. Perhaps all or some of these alien visitors are not coming from another planet but are perhaps coming from another inter-dimensional universe.
  6. The alien visitation issue does not only involve aerial phenomenon but also includes the abduction phenomenon. That while the ‘meme’ of alien visitation might have started with aerial sightings, it has now begun to include alien abduction where regular people are being abducted and forced to take part in odd physical and psychological experiments.

 

Certainly it would seem that we have gone very far in just a few articles; we have considered a number of possibilities that could certainly be considered quite strange. Many people that do not believe in the alien abduction phenomena, tend to view any of these theories or any of the research done by these theorists as pure nonsense. Some have even begun to treat all of the alien visitation phenomena as a type of joke and treat those that would consider these theories seriously as either deluded or as mentally unbalanced people trying to get some kind of attention.

While it might be a great lark to make fun of the idea of rectal probes and little green men in flying saucers, these jokes tend to fade quite quickly when those that doubt these possibilities find themselves experiencing something for themselves. If you have ever spent time with any witnesses that have seen aerial phenomena or have been unfortunate enough to be part of alien abductions, you will very quickly realized that these people are not seeking any kind of attention and that they seem to be quite sane and normal individuals.
The alien phenomenon in all of its many peculiarities is very real and usually has more of a destructive than constructive effect on those that witness any of its many facets.

In the fourth installment of this series on aliens and alien visitations on earth, we will discuss what is perhaps one of the strangest theory that purports to explain this phenomenon:

INORGANIC BEINGS

In another article I had mentioned ‘inorganic beings’ and how these beings are, and have been for a very long time, serious players in the paranormal activities of this planet. In that article I gave a basic description of what these inorganic beings are and how it is that many people tend to miss-identify them as a myriad of different things. I did mentioned in that article that these creatures can be quite destructive and that when they are participating on our plane of existence they tend to usually be predatory creatures looking for an energetic fix.

There is a faction of UFO theorists that have proposed the idea that many or all of the UFO’s that are seen and all of the UFO abductions that are experienced are the result of these inorganic beings interacting with people. This faction of UFO researchers tends to usually be a pretty small branch and thus far they do not have as much credibility like some of the other researchers within their own field. It’s sort of like being an underdog under the underdogs; if people in general aren’t going to take your theories on UFOs and alien visitation seriously, imagine what it must be like when even those theorists won’t take your theories seriously.

Another aspect that makes this theory, the theory that much of this alien phenomenon is really a type of predation by inorganic beings, hard to swallow is that many of these theories are mislabeled and categorized as being demonology of some kind. Indeed there is a large group of individuals within the Christian community that have been advocating the idea that UFOs are in fact just demons. An interesting point since there does seem to be a large similarity between these aliens and the demons in the Christian belief system.

Nevertheless, whether you believe that these inorganic beings are demons, archons, or fairies, the reality is that this theory does help to explain a number of very difficult issues with the alien phenomena:

-It does help to explain why it is the case that these alien abductions and aerial phenomena have been witnessed for the entirety of the history of the human race. That is there are many historical records that indicate that the abduction phenomenon has been going on since the beginning of recorded time and there is also much evidence to show that the aerial phenomenon as it is being seen now was also being seen by people in ancient times. So either alien visitors are conducting a very long investigation into the human race  and have no interest in making their agenda known to humans or these aliens are actually a natural aspect of the Earth.

 

-Why it is that even though the abduction phenomenon has been going on for many decades, it still seems to continue and has not changed dramatically in its structure in any way. That is if it is truly an alien civilization studying human beings, why is it that they need to do so many physical examinations. Certainly after the thousands and thousands of reported cases of alien abduction, you would think that these aliens would have everything that they need. Thousands and thousands of alien abductions seem to be far more consistent with a gathering of resource rather than a gathering of purely scientific information.
It is also the case that the aerial phenomenon, that is UFOs seen over our skies, has not changed very much either. While those that study UFOs are constantly speaking of some kind of great revelation by our alien brothers, this great revelation has never come about. Indeed there doesn’t seem to be very much change in the UFO phenomenon being witnessed by people thousands of years ago and the kind of things being witnessed by people today.

Unfortunately this theory that these alien visitors are just predatory inorganic beings tends to make much more logical sense in some aspects. While it is still the case that there is no need to negate the possibility that indeed there are aliens out there and some have visited us, it is far more likely that the huge amount of alien phenomenon that is witnessed by so many many people around the world is more likely a natural aspect of our earth. While science likes to believe that many of these things are meteorological or have some other natural basis, is it not possible that it is also quite natural that there is a predator(s) out there that is feeding on us just as we feed on other creatures on this planet?

Natural predation on us seems to be an almost too horrible a possibility. Just like we were once conditioned to believe that the Earth was flat or that we were the center of our solar system, we are now conditioned to believe that we are some kind of apex predator that controls the fates of all the other creatures on this Earth. Perhaps it is time that we consider the possibility that we are not this apex predator that we believe we are, that there is quite possibly a creature out there that is superior in many ways to us and is taking from us just like we take from the rest of the world.

Inter-species predation seems to be a natural aspect of this Earth. While people find it very easy to accept the fact that we can keep chicken-coops or cattle ranches in order to feed ourselves, they find it an impossibility to even imagine the possibility that we are being consumed by another species in the same manner. Perhaps the difficulty comes in our inability to accept theories that involve inorganic life; life that does not require a physical body. Science certainly does not seem to be prepared in any way for the possibility of the existence of inorganic life. Perhaps when we begin to understand consciousness better and begin to expand our beliefs, we will begin to take the possibility of inorganic awareness more seriously.

What are we to make of all this, and of all the other theories on aliens and alien visitation to this planet? Certainly it would seem that we are powerless no matter what is going on; whether it is actual physical aliens, whether it is inter-dimensional aliens, or whether it is inorganic predators. But I don’t believe that this is the case as this only seems to be the case if we think of ourselves as a herd instead of as individuals that have the power to affect our reality and the reality of all those around us to a greater or lesser extent.

Perhaps these alien visitors, if they are real, represent a type of hurdle that we must overcome. The way to see these things is as a challenge that must be faced and conquered. Perhaps through sheer desperation or through that inexorable need to find the truth, we will be compelled to shake the very rafters of our beliefs and break down old ideas in order to discover greater possibilities. The fact that the Earth is a round sphere orbiting around a giant sun that orbits within a gigantic galaxy is a scary thing but this new belief has allowed us to conquer old fears and old problems. Perhaps this new challenge, the investigation of our subjective understanding of what life and consciousness are, will allow us to create new beliefs that will take us even farther on our road to discovery and mass evolution.

Perhaps on that day, we will meet those alien visitors and truly find out who they are and what they want.

Are Aliens and UFOs Real Part 3?

In the last installment of our UFO series, we considered the conservative 5% of all of the ‘verified as’ unknown aerial phenomenon that is reported around the Earth. Within this 5% we contemplated the theory that much of this aerial phenomenon consists of physical interstellar craft from other planets. In this article we’re going to explore the possibility that such aerial phenomenon could  possibly be of an interdimensional nature.

The human species has made some great advancements technologically within the last hundred years. Modern physicists and mathematicians have been able to postulate and can prove mathematically many theories that seem to show that we live within a multi-dimensional universe. That is we seem to exist within a universe that is made up of more than just one dimension.

Quantum physics for example tells us that each action and decision within what we would consider our physical dimension, creates branches of probability that open up the possibility of different lines of action within different dimensional fields. What this means is that each action or decision that we make creates a probable verse that follows that decision or action to its conclusion. Each fork in the road creates two or more possibilities and each path (each probability) is followed to completion.  When we decide to follow a certain path, we are under the impression that we have only taken one road but according to quantum theory, a probable ‘I’ took the other road so what we have therefore is an infinite number of universes each being created every time we choose a certain path on the road of life.

String theory has also postulated the possibility that we live within a multidimensional universe. While string theory is more binding in its understanding of these other dimensional universes, there is still the possibility of a multidimensional verse where at least 11 dimensions are currently recognized.

With this new understanding of our universe, many modern UFO researchers have postulated the possibility that UFOs are actually not from other planets but are actually from other dimensions. Essentially what they are saying is that these alien travelers are not coming from the Andromeda galaxy for example, but that they are actually coming from a completely different universe!

This is an interesting theory to UFO researchers because it does provide a theory as to how long distance interstellar travel could be circumvented. An alien civilization that possesses the technological capability to travel in a trans-dimensional manner, is able to have complete dominion over space and time. Such an incredibly advanced technological alien civilization, could possibly come from a whole different galaxy ,but an even more amazing possibility exists where such trans-dimensional alien civilizations could actually be visiting us from wholly different universes.

Trans-dimensional aliens could possibly live in trans-dimensional universes where our laws of physics are completely void; that is they could exist in a completely different verse where they have completely different physical laws. What is interesting about trans-dimensional voyageurs is that  a trans-dimensional trip in a craft of some sort for example would, upon entering our universe, experience some incredible pressures as it goes from one universe with a certain set of physical laws and enters a new universe with completely different ones. An interdimensional craft would start out having a certain shape in its own universe, and then upon entering our universe would be molded into a different craft as our physical laws take hold of it.

So the theory that all UFOs, or many UFOs, are actually interdimensional aliens allows us to understand how it is possible that:

  1. An alien civilization could travel the vast distances needed to reach our Earth.
  2. How many of the UFOs that are seen over our skies seem to somehow be able to morph from one shape to another.

 

Interdimensional craft should be able to bend space and time and therefore be capable of all of the incredible maneuvers that are seen by witnesses all over the earth. Moreover a craft from a civilization that is able to travel inter-dimensionally would be capable of all of the changes in shapes and sizes that are reported by UFO witnesses on a regular basis.

This theory of interdimensional aliens also allows us to begin to consider some of the more eerie aspects of alien contact. The UFO phenomenon after all is not just an aerial phenomenon, it has also come to include what is referred to as the abduction phenomenon. Since the early 1960s people have been reporting alien abductions that seem to defy conventional physical laws in many ways.

These alien abductions seem to have an almost dreamlike quality to them where space and time are not operating on the same laws as we understand them. The people that experience these abductions report:

  • that these aliens are able to move through solid objects
  • that these encounters seem to defy time as we understand it
  • that these aliens are able to access the mind in a way that seems to suggest some kind of ability on their part to travel into the subjective or dream reality of the abductee

 

This theory of inter dimensional alien visitation answers many of the questions and the problems that plague the purely physical alien theories. While this theory does not negate the possibility of purely physical aliens visiting us from another planet within our own universe, it does add another wrinkle to the whole alien and UFO enigma.

Is it possible that we are being visited by only physical aliens from other planets within our own galaxy or universe?

Is it possible that perhaps we are being visited by what we would consider physical aliens as well as interdimensional aliens?

How physical are interdimensional aliens once they enter our universe?

Are interdimensional aliens responsible for all or some of the abduction phenomena?

Since inter-dimensional technology allows for incredible control over space and time, is there any way that we can ever discover the agenda behind alien visitation and alien abduction?

The Biggest Obstacle for the Paranormal Investigator

Having spent time around different paranormal groups, I have always found it very interesting that many of these intrepid paranormal investigators greatly fear that which they are looking for. For example, those paranormal investigators that are so popular now, those investigators that seek ghosts, tend to be deeply afraid of those ghost that they wish to find.

When you first meet them, they seem to be a tough bunch, many of these paranormal investigators. They tend to put on a very strong front and they seem to handle chasing the paranormal sort of like going to war. After a while it is easy to notice that this tough attitude is really a way to compensate for the fear that many of these individuals have. When paranormal investigators use this kind of tough attitude to deal with fear, they tend to act very aggressively; these are usually individuals that will try and confront some kind of ghost or other paranormal phenomena by screaming at it and trying to incite some kind of emotional response from that which they seek. Such actions presuppose that ghosts for example, operate on the same emotional bearing as we do and this is a mistake that usually causes whatever paranormal thing that they’re chasing to become mildly curious but often times these paranormal beings just ignore the investigator and completely leave the area.

There is also the other extreme when it comes to paranormal investigators that greatly fear that which they seek. This other extreme of  investigators usually tends to have a bland almost emotionless attitude towards their paranormal quests. These people tend to usually seem almost jaded; as if they are seeking something which they have seen a thousand times and is not that important. The reality though is that they are usually seeking something which they really do not wish to find and they subconsciously or otherwise instill within themselves this bland attitude. This unemotional and highly detached attitude is an often times subconscious way to cope with a highly fearful situation; they are essentially trying to make themselves deeply believe in the non-existence of the paranormal.

There are of course many very good investigators out there but even if one member  in their group tends to have one of these extreme emotional responses to the paranormal, this person can make the work for all other investigators in that team a lot more difficult. The reason for this is that such subconscious fear can create a backlash within the psyche of certain individuals. What happens is that essentially these investigators are trying to foil their own efforts; every time that they experience something that could be considered paranormal, they experience fear and this fear compels the individual to try and fight against the belief that any such paranormal phenomenon is real.
Essentially they are looking for something, when they find it and it seems to hit a little too close to home, they battle their own psyche in order to rationally explain away what they are or have just experienced.

We all suffer from this fear of the paranormal of course and our first reaction whenever we encounter it is to try and rationally explain the paranormal away. We either believe what we saw and therefore place ourselves in a very scary and perhaps dangerous situation or we explain it away and do our very best to ignore it. This is a natural response, something that we all learn as children, fighting away the monsters in our closet and under the bed. Eventually this technique, reinforced by the rationale that our parents try to teach us, allows us to no longer see those evil creatures lurking in every shadow.

But if we are to consider ourselves paranormal investigators or if we are truly curious about the paranormal and wish to prove to ourselves that it is indeed real, we must be able to control this natural urge to explain things away like we did as children.

Believe it or not this is an incredibly important aspect of the paranormal. Perhaps the most important aspect for those that are seeking answers. The reason for this is that we will never be able to find that which we seek unless we control this natural response whenever we experience fear. We cannot stop this fear because this fear is the natural response of seeing anything beyond our normal awareness. Since we cannot control this fear we must therefore control our reactions when we experience this fear.

Those who wish to pursue the ‘Weird’, the paranormal that exists all around us, need to explore their beliefs and emotions engendered by these beliefs. As I said it is impossible to stop this fear but we must stop rationally explaining things away in order to find relief from this fear. Next time that you are experiencing a paranormal event, fight the natural urge that you will have to explain it rationally. Try to experience it at face value and don’t work so hard to try and control the emotions that you feel.

The first obstacle for those that seek knowledge is fear

 

Interesting postscript: this natural fear that we all experience when we see the paranormal can actually be a good thing for the paranormal investigator. This fear is actually fuel for many of the paranormal entities that we search for, and unfortunately it is the very act of trying to control this fear that tends to end any kind of paranormal experience that you might be trying to record.

How to Do Astral Projection Using the Mental Projection Technique

Astral projection, has been a very popular subject in the New Age movement for a very long time. You can find many books, that purport to teach you how to perform astral projection. Some of these books are modestly complex, and give you a number of different exercises that you can try, in order to achieve separation from your body. Other books that try to teach you how to perform astral projection, can be quite complex, and usually involve a set of energetic exercises, that you must perform over a long period of time.

Whether complex or not, these books are usually not always successful. I believe that the problem lies, in the fact that many people find it very hard to believe, that they can leave their bodies and travel at will. If a person does not believe that there is such a thing as an astral body, I mean really believe deep down in the gut, then it is next to impossible for that person to have a projection experience.

The only way for a person to have a successful astral projection experience through these methods, is to continue these exercises over a long period of time. But this is a long and very tedious method, because it might mean that you could be doing the proposed exercises for a very long time, before you get any kind of result at all. It is even possible, that you will never get a positive astral projection experience, if these exercises are not able to convince you, at a deep level, that these Out of Body experiences are real, and that you can replicate them.

For this reason, I have found that it is much more enjoyable and it is much easier, to attain astral projection experiences by first working on what is referred to as ‘mental projection’. Mental projection is very similar, to what is sometimes called remote viewing. What you are actually doing in mental projection, is projecting your mind to another place. This differs from a full blown astral projection, in that you are not projecting your complete astral body, but you are just projecting your mind. In other words when you project somewhere, doing the mental projection technique, you will experience the place you wish to visit, but you will not see yourself in that place, it’s sort of like watching a television show, as opposed to participating in a play.

In order to do mental projection, you must be in a very wakeful state, and you can do it anytime during day or night, whenever you find a quiet moment for 15 minutes to half an hour. Mental projection is much easier for the ego to take, and it is therefore a very good way to become successful at astral projection.

In order to do mental projection:
– Find a nice quiet place, where you can be alone for 15 minutes to half an hour. Try to do this exercise when you are not mentally or physically exhausted, because the trick to this exercise is to try to stay awake, and consciously control the direction of your mind. Take a comfortable position on a chair preferably.

– When comfortable and relaxed, take a few deep breaths. These should be nice and even breaths, that allow you to cleanse your mind and relax completely.

– After about 10 nice deep relaxing breaths, close your eyes and visualize a place where you would like to go. It can be anywhere you want, either the adjacent room, or a place that is many miles away. It is important that at the beginning of these exercises, you know the place where you are going, that is you have been there before. As you become better at mental projection, you can pick new places, where you have never been before, it won’t matter then if this place is on the other side of the world, or the other side of the universe.

– Now, with your eyes closed, imagine this place as vividly as possible. Try to visualize with every one of your senses, that is don’t just try to see the place, but also try to hear the sounds from that place, feel the environment around you, smell the environment, and perhaps even taste the environment if that is at all justified.

– For 15 minutes, try to visualize that place in the most detailed way possible. This can be a very hard thing to do, because the mind has a natural desire to wander, so it is up to you to stay focused on this place where you are trying to project, and to keep bringing your mind back there if it does wander off. After a few minutes, it is also possible that you will start to get a little mentally tired, and you might actually start daydreaming, or even dream a little. If this happens, catch yourself and bring yourself back to a conscious state. The idea is to consciously will your mind to a certain place, and avoid any kind of daydreaming, or wandering by the mind. When you are dreaming or daydreaming, the mind takes off by itself, and it is on autopilot. This is what you want to avoid.

– When you are in this place where you have mentally projected yourself, try to become as aware as possible, of all the things around you. It might be a good idea to have a pen and paper ready, when you come out of your trance, so that you can write down the details of what you saw. While you do want to use your memory to get to that place mentally, when you are there and feel that you are there mentally, I want you to take inventory of the things that you see. If there are certain things that are different from what you remember, write these down when you come out of trance.

– After you have woken, and are looking through your notes, see if there’s any way that you can reconcile, some of the new information that you might have discovered through your mental journey. While this might be a difficult thing to do, it can really help your ego awareness, to understand that it has the possibility of being far more flexible in its perceptions.
For example, you might mentally project to a place where you had gone on vacation, and through this endeavor discovered that there was a change, perhaps a new building that you had not seen before. Proving to yourself that this new building is actually real now, will help your ego awareness to understand that mental projection is possible, and that the information that you gather is legitimate.

But don’t worry if you can’t prove the legitimacy, of some of the data that you acquire through your mental projections. The important thing is to do this exercise on a regular basis, because the act of engaging in it, will allow your body to begin to tune into the possibility of a more flexible perceptive state. Your body’s realization, will eventually become your ego’s realization, and as a result you will find it far easier to believe that astral projection is real, and quite possible for YOU!

If you do this exercise on a regular basis, you will be incredibly surprised as to how powerful mental projection can be. You’ll be able to see, and experience things that are probably quite hard for you to accept right now, especially if you have never had an out of body experience or anything similar. It is quite possible, that you like this exercise so much that you might even forget about the idea of astral projection completely.

Don’t be surprised though, if after doing the mental projection exercises for a while, you find yourself having a complete out of body experience. The mental projection exercise, is far more entertaining than the exercises that you will find in most astral projection books, and is by itself a very valid form of projection, that can allow you to eventually go anywhere you want within the known and unknown universe. Thanks to these personal experiences, you will naturally change your beliefs about the possibility of travelling beyond the confines of your body. This change in belief, will naturally allow you to have out of body experiences.

out-of-body-experiences-quickly-and-easily-cover-3dFor all those interested in in reading more about how to have Out of Body Experiences quickly and easily, please check out my book. In this book I present a radically new way to leave the physical body and have a complete Out of Body Experience, where it is not just your mind traveling, but your entire ethereal body. This method is fast, fun, and efficient. I also go into detail about:

-The different worlds that you can access in the Out of Body state
-The type of beings that you can encounter
-Ways to deal with and overcome the limitations of the ego self
-How to consciously participate in Astral Travel and Lucid Dreaming
-How to create and solidify an Astral body
-How to develop Energetic Containment so that you can travel anywhere you want safely.

If you do the mental projections that I talk about in this Video, the double body projection that I talk about in my book, will be very easy indeed. It is quite possible that through just the mental projection exercises, which I describe here in this video, you will naturally have a double body projection without any other help at all.

It is indeed the case that mental projection, is one of the best ways to have a bonafide astral projection, because the mental projection exercise, works directly on the key component of all this: your personal beliefs about the possibility of travel without the physical body.

Is The Theory of Evolution Wrong?

When Darwin wrote “On the Origin of Species” on November 24/1859, it was indeed a monumental occasion for the emerging science of evolution. Scientists were finally given a theory that they were willing to get behind and like any new religion, its converts traveled far and wide preaching this gospel.

This article investigates the possibility that science and its greatest tenet Evolution, are in many ways a new religion.
How can I possibly make the statement that science is a religion? And more importantly how can I possibly doubt that evolution is concrete, proven, and very real?

If for any reason you have felt pangs of disgust or anger, then you should seriously consider how these emotional reactions are very similar to the emotional reactions that religious people experience when another questions the existence of God. In this article I am not denying Evolution or advocating Creationism, I am discussing something far more important.

It is interesting for me to see just how easily people forget their own history.  600 years ago the church held power over Europe and to question God was a crime that was punishable by death. Many looking back at history may imagine that there would be all these secretive groups walking around questioning the existence of God and hoping for something better like science to come along. But the reality was/is that most of the people during that time believed in God as many now believe in science and the mere idea that something like evolution was more real than creationism was beyond the ability of many to even conceptualize.
It is a popular notion to think of these people in medieval Europe as backwards, definitely uncool. But the reality is that their notions were and are no better than the notions that we now have, no matter how much we would like to think that our beliefs are so much more enlightened. They didn’t believe that they were part of a society that held silly opinions; they believed just like modern people believe that they were at the pinnacle of enlightenment and held notions that were proven to be true by their current reasoning. Same people as now, same silliness, slightly different beliefs.

Because of the current belief in evolution, it is easy to think that since Medieval people existed in the past, that they were less evolved than us now. Evolution after all tells us that we progress over time and just like we evolved from lesser apes, our earlier beliefs are less evolved than our current ones. But the theory of evolution can be contested just like the theory of sequential time (time existing as a linear cause and effect model instead of a spacious present model) can be contested. Our belief structures are an amazing trap and there are very few that can see outside of them; facts, you must realize, are just beliefs that are taken for granted.

While you might think that we have come a long way since medieval Europe, no longer willing to burn someone at the stake for their beliefs perhaps, we can though hardly be said to be civilized about how we deal with others with different beliefs. Certainly people are no longer being drawn and quartered but they are still being destroyed in other ways.
Those that know anything about the academic establishment, know that if you don’t ‘toe the line’, that is you don’t follow the rules of the academic bureaucracy, you will be ostracized and your career will be finished. The academic establishment runs on money and internal cohesion, those that would endanger that cohesion or the money flow have found themselves blackballed and sometimes even jailed.

A good example of dogmatic scientific belief, is the ‘Theory of Evolution’. While we might think that this theory stands upon a bedrock of logic and concrete evidence, the reality is that it is still a theory and in reality there is no real proof to its existence. If you are unfortunate enough to go into some site and debate evolutionary theory with someone, someone who most likely thinks they know everything but really knows only what they have read in books, or even worse have had the unfortunate experience of debating these issues with a very staunch academic body, then you will know that their rant soon takes on a religious zeal. And depending on how much power these people hold over you, a debate like this can be quite costly.

But there are a number of large problems with the theory of evolution:

– First of all evolution requires that our planet be very old. According to most estimates, that is estimates put together by scientists using current scientific geological dating methods, the Earth is something like 4.5 billion years old. The theory of evolution needs this kind of time because one of its basic precepts is that species changed over millions of years in order to adapt themselves to certain environments. Without this time, unless mutations are happening much faster than evolution now believes, this theory cannot be proven to be correct.
And yet, some scientists question these geological dating methods. Different dating methods for the Earth have come up with much different timelines for the creation of the planet; some postulate that the Earth is far younger than what we think. These new and alternative dating methods are based on hard and correct science and yet they will not be considered by academia because many of these methods just do not give data that fits into what science currently believes.
You see here is where we get into the part where science seems to no longer be a discipline of curiosity and questioning,  and we start to see it for what it’s becoming; which is an organization that is only willing to see that which fits into its propositions, and this after all is what religion is all about.

While I’m not going to go deeply into any one of these points, I will recommend the book : “forbidden science” by Richard Milton. In his book you will find many of these theories covered in greater detail.

– A  missing link has never been found. Evolutionary theory tells us that we evolved over time; that our early ancestors were tiny mammals that evolved into a distinct branch of life forms that embraces the monkeys, then the apes, and finally with us at the very top. Each creature evolving over time and changing from one species to another until we are the final results.
But the reality is that the missing link, that is a creature in between man and ape, has never been found. Many would consider Australopithecus, and Lucy in particular, to be this missing link. And if you were to go into the natural history Museum in England and you were to look at this recovered Australopithecus skeleton, you would most likely naturally conclude that yes indeed this creature does seem to be half ape and half human. The way this old and sparse skeleton is put together, makes  it look like it has a straight back with straight legs and a monkey’s head. But those that know of paleontology’s early history, know that scientists love to rearrange bones and all sorts of different ways to suit their current ideas.

Some scientists believe that Lucy is actually just a type of extinct monkey. Such scientists can take that same skeleton in rearrange it in a different way which suggests that Lucy was not a bipedal creature at all. These scientists and these theories are ignored. Scientists that push this theory are ostracized and blackballed.

– According to the theory of evolution, life sprang forth when certain chemicals and the right environment presented itself. By sheer random chance, in a small pond somewhere on earth a few billion years back, certain chemicals got together and from this sludge life was formed. Unfortunately for microbiologist everywhere, this is a concept that has never been replicated. That is to date there is no scientist anywhere that has been able to take a batch of different chemicals and from them bring forth any kind of microbial life at all.
So why is this ignored?

There are many other problems with the theory of evolution, explore them at your own peril  :p

Now I’m not arguing for creationism over evolution. So please do not send comments trying to prove the stupidity of my notions on evolution [ read the book and tell Richard Milton instead 🙂 ] or comment about how great I am because I stood up for creationism. This article is actually about beliefs, an article that hopefully will help you realize a little just how powerful beliefs are in our lives; how powerful beliefs are in shaping our reality and how they can make us completely ignore certain data.

I do not though believe in a mechanistic soulless world, where brutal survival of the fittest has created man as the pinnacle of evolutionary processes. I question the theory of evolution and I think that you should too. Not because you should believe what I believe but because we should all strive to understand our own beliefs and how these shape our reality. How beliefs can even turn us into murderous zealots at times.

Why is this important when we talk about the paranormal? It is extremely important because the paranormal is what exists outside of the conceptualized framework of science.  Science will not accept the paranormal because they believe that it exists outside of scientific scrutiny, and is therefore so much fantasy. They are right on one count, science can’t see it. But science can’t seem to find the paranormal because it doesn’t believe in it and therefore ignores any data that contradicts its current scientific notions; just like they ignore any hard science and logic that might in any way oppose the Theory of Evolution.

Without an expansion of the mind, an expansion of the intellect, the paranormal will always be the beyond science and this is a real crime against humanity.

Test to See If You Are Psychic

There are many people who would like to be psychic. The interesting thing is that we are all psychic really, what tends to hold us back is our disbelief in our abilities and therefore our inability to tune into our perceptions. Perceptions which are usually called psychic or extrasensory, tend to be perceptions that are at the very edge of our attention; that is they exist at the very edge of our conscious attention.

Being psychic therefore involves the ability to access nearly subconscious data. The better that a person is able to access this subtle perception, the more capable that they are as a psychic. Sometimes all we have to go on with these nearly imperceptible perceptions, is a gut feeling or image that has been projected into our minds when we weren’t so focused on daily affairs.

It is possible though to find out if you have any psychic inclinations at all. Here is a simple questionnaire that you can ask yourself to get a basic idea as to how susceptible you are to very subtle perceptions. As I said we are all psychic, but this test should tell you how good you are picking up subtle nearly, subconscious perceptions.

Ask yourself the following questions:

– Have you ever wanted to write something or perhaps draw a picture, which when you look at it in retrospect, seems completely alien to the way that you usually think?

– Do you ever have certain patterns, like the patterns on the ceiling or the patterns in a really busy curtain, change into the faces or into other images?

– Have you ever had a gut feeling that a close friend or relative has been in some kind of trouble or an accident?

– Have you ever smelled something that no one else seems to be able to smell but that somehow invokes an image or a feeling within you that is almost overwhelming?

– Have you ever had a negative feeling about someone who everyone else seems to think is so good?

– When you encounter someone who is feeling ill, do have a natural inclination to touch them or to send them positive energy?

– Have you ever had a strong feeling not to go down a certain alley or perhaps not go to a certain place, but you have no logical reason for this feeling?

– Have you ever handled some kind of item and have noticed that this item invokes certain images in your mind or certain feelings?

– When you’re drifting off to sleep have you ever heard voices, perhaps even a voice talking to you directly?

– Do you see flashes of light out of the corner of your eye or perhaps even around other people?

– Do you ever get a sense that the phone is about to ring just before it rings?

– Do you ever get a strong gut feeling that something’s going to happen, and it does?

– Do you sometimes know what another person is going to say for no particular reason?

– Have you ever dreamt something that later came true?

– Have you ever had a feeling or impulse to turn around only to find out that someone was staring at you?

– Have you ever had the feeling, while alone in a lonely place, that someone is there with you or someone is watching you when in fact you are all alone?

– After stepping into a house or a building for the first time, have you ever had an intense impression from the place, a feeling of sadness or happiness perhaps?

– Have you ever met someone for the first time and yet you know you’ve met them somewhere before?

– Do you see things out of the corner of your eye, perhaps shadows?

– Have you ever seen colored mists? Around people, animals, or objects?

These are simple questions but they can lead to further questioning on your part. This questioning can show you how sensitive you are to those subtle perceptive details that other people tend to overlook. If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, then you should realize that you do have psychic potential.

In the future, try to pay more attention to those subtle feelings, those gut feelings, those random images that pop into your head from nowhere. It is through this awareness that you will discover your psychic self.

Exercise to Help You See the Future

A key topic in this study of the paranormal, is the study of extra sensory perception. Extrasensory perception is usually defined as perception that goes beyond our usual ideas of what perception should be. That is perception that seems to be beyond our regular five senses.

Many wonder if extrasensory perception exists, and there have been many studies, both scientific and otherwise, to try and prove the existence of extrasensory perception. There have been many studies for example to see if we humans can perceive the future. Certainly the ability to see the future and predict future events could definitely be called an extrasensory perception.

Unfortunately the work that has been done in this area, tends to usually use clinical experimentation that goes completely against the subjective experience that is responsible for this kind of extrasensory awareness. The mind cannot be reined within clinical laboratory conditions, and any attempt to pin it down tends to negate the mind’s natural free flowing nature. Most of the studies done into extrasensory perception tend to rely on statistical evidence which means that thousands upon thousands of tests must be run, all in the same way and all within a certain timeframe.

These statistical studies put the subjects that participate in them through long and very boring tasks. The mind quickly shuts down under such rigorous and repetitive work. Studying extrasensory perception in this way can only lead to eventual failure, or results that are very unimpressive.

Extrasensory perception, more specifically the ability to see the future, relies on a free-flowing mind. In order to break the seal of time, that is break free of  the belief structures and egoistic patterns that tend to censor the data that we are aware of consciously, we need to allow our minds to go into a free-flowing state. The best possible scenario would actually be to record our dreams and see how they relate to future events within our lives, because it is within dreams that the mind is most free and the ego is not censoring information that does not seem to fit within its ideas of space and time. Yet very little work has been done into the correlation between dream images and future events which I suppose is a completely reasonable approach by the scientific establishment since they do consider the perception of future events to be natural or possible.

As an individual, since you might not be bound by the conventions of orthodox scientific belief, there are ways that you can explore your own extrasensory abilities; your own ability to foretell the future quite naturally. Here’s an exercise that you might want to try when you have some time:
 

  • place a pad of writing paper and a pen beside your bed before you go to sleep.
  • When you wake up in the morning, try and recall as much of your dreams as possible and write as much as you remember of dreams. It is important to do this right after you wake up in the morning; dreams are easily forgotten so you must make sure that you write what you remember about your dreams right after you wake up in the morning.
  • Also write down the first five things that pop into your head when you wake up in the morning. As we wake up in the morning from a long night of sleep, our minds are in a pleasant free flow state for a while and as a result are far more open to random thoughts that we usually tend to censor in a more wakeful state. Write down these random thoughts, whatever they might be. For example you could write down carrot or the color blue, you might also have a certain feeling such as apprehension or the desire to see an old friend. Whatever it is that pops into your head, write it down. Make a list of about 5 to 10 things, the first 5 to 10 things that pop into your head first thing in the morning.
  • Take this list with you as you make your way through your typical day. Read over that list and also read over any dream event that you might have written down. Pay particular notice of anything that happens during your day that relates directly to your list or to your dream events. See if there’s any correlation at all between those things on your writing pad and those things you experience during your day.
  • Do this for a exercise for a week and see what happens. If you had a desire to see an old friend, did you actually run into that old friend during your day? Did something in your dream event have any relation, even symbolically, to something that has happened to you during your day? Did something on yesterday’s list happen today?

 

I think that if you do this exercise on a consistent basis, you’ll be quite amazed by the results that you get. While an exercise like this can be very difficult to replicate using strict laboratory conditions, it can nevertheless be an incredibly powerful exercise that any individual can try. Done on a consistent basis, you will find that there is a certain pattern to your dream symbology; that is you will begin to find definite patterns between certain things that you see and feel within your subjective state and things that you experience objectively.

Try this exercise, I think you will be surprised at the results to get.

What are Inorganic Beings?

When we speak about an entity such as ghosts or poltergeist, what kinds of creatures are these really? Even when we speak about creatures that we considered to be quite flesh and blood, like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster, could we sometimes be misidentifying what we see?

When I talk about inorganic beings, please do not believe that I am negating the existence of flesh and blood creatures like Bigfoot or the existence of life beyond the grave like ghosts. What I am doing is presenting a seldom researched type of life form that exists on planet Earth, this is a sentient awareness without biological corporealness. Sentience and awareness that has the possibility of focused attention and is encased in an energetic structure that is not biological.

Some practitioners of the occult realized long ago that we share the Earth with a type of life that modern science believes to be completely impossible. These inorganic beings share this Earth with us and are far more aware of us than we are of them. While there seems to be a large chasm between us, that is they do seem to exist within their own separate universe as it were, they can nevertheless come through this thin membrane that separates our two worlds and interact with us.

These aware beings without physical clothing often get a bad rap. The reason for this is that their sustenance can sometimes make them rather dangerous company. They need to consume just like we do but while we consume our energy through other biological life-forms for the most part, they consume their energy directly; that is they consume their energy in raw form.

While they can survive quite easily on the energetic food supplied by the Earth itself, they do covet the extra power that they can consume from living organic entities. Specifically they crave emotional energy. All higher life forms generate emotional energy and this emotional energy is highly coveted by them because unlike us they cannot create this emotional energy themselves. While they seem almost inert energetically, we organic beings shine like bright lights compared to them.

Human beings are of course a great source of this energy. Fear and terror are what attract these creatures the most but any large emotional output is sufficient to attract their attention. While most of these creatures go about their business without much desire to interact with humanity at all, there are some that specialize in feeding off of the emotional energy that they can get from human beings. They can’t, to my knowledge,  hurt a human being directly but they can nevertheless scare one to death through the manipulation of his or her awareness.

I believe that many of the reports of paranormal phenomena are actually these inorganic beings interacting either accidentally or purposefully with human beings. As I said, I do not mean to deny the existence of ghosts for example but I do believe that SOME of these ghost reports are actually inorganic beings that witnesses confuse with departed spirits.

The interesting thing about these high-level inorganic beings, is that given the presence of intense emotional energy, they can take on the form of just about anything that suits their needs. While some Bigfoot reports for example might be quite legitimate, some of these reports could actually be inorganic beings taking on this form in order to create a huge terror response from the human that is witnessing the phenomena. They seem to have the ability to look within the minds of people and create the form of something that the person expects to see.

If we expect to see horned demons when we enter a certain place or make our way through a dark forest, then this is what we will see when we run into such an inorganic being. If we expect to see a big hairy creature, a wood-sprite, or a gray alien, this is what we will see and they will manipulate our awareness to get as much emotional energy from this encounter as possible.

As I said, this does not mean that all sightings of Bigfoot are inorganic beings. What it means is that there is another wrinkle that we must consider whenever we are hunting for the unknown. These inorganic creatures have been around seemingly long before we got to this Earth and will most likely be around far longer than we will be. Some occult practitioners have learnt to work with these creatures and there have been and there still are certain groups that worship these creatures as well.

Their existence is not a secret but modern man with his rational contemplations finds the existence of these beings to be utterly impossible. As such you will be hard-pressed to find knowledge of them anywhere except perhaps as reference where they are mislabeled as gods, demigods, criptids of all kinds, ghosts, poltergeist, etc.

The best way to identify such a creature as opposed to perhaps a paranormal encounters of a different kind, is to see how much this encounter seems to rely on an emotional response from you. If for example you encounter a criptid that seems to be more interested in terrorizing you or torturing you in some way as opposed to just getting the heck out of the way, you are most likely dealing with an inorganic being. If you could manage it, see what happens when you completely turn off all emotional response. An inorganic being would essentially fade away, turn into a vapor like substance or perhaps even an orb.

It’s a big wrinkle I know, with many overlaps into other phenomenon that could be quite legitimate paranormal phenomenon of another kind. Researching the paranormal is not an easy thing but anyone trying to understand this field should be aware of these creatures or else it will be impossible for this person to make any headway without finding incredible contradictions in their recorded data.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about inorganic beings, then may I suggest this book. In it I have given more detail about inorganic beings in general; for example the fact that they come in different shapes and sizes, the fact that while some can actually be intellectually superior to us, there are many that can be quite simplistic and animal like in nature. I dedicate a chapter to specifically talk about Predatory Non Organic Beings (PNOBs) and how to defend against and overcome them.

 

 

Are Aliens and UFOs Real Part 2?

In the last article we explored the idea of UFOs and extraterrestrial aliens. We contemplated the possibility of their reality and we considered a little bit of the data that is available to us through different studies that had been done here in North America.

Using the Condon report for example, we found that there was conclusive evidence, by highly skilled and competent scientists, that 16% of the aerial phenomenon witnessed by people is of unknown origin. I stated that this is a huge percentage, one that I would imagine raised many eyebrows in the scientific community. Whether you want to believe in UFOs or not, think about the fact that 16% of phenomenon witnessed by people over the skies of the world cannot be identified. That’s huge, it is essentially telling us that there is a big unknown out there, but science seems to be completely ignoring it as far as we know.

At the end of the article, I asked you to take a very conservative figure like 5%. From all of the reports on UFO phenomenon, let’s take a really conservative number like 5% and call this the totality of the possibility of a truly unknown phenomena. Can we explore this 5%?

Within this 5% there could certainly be all sorts of meteorological phenomenon that we are not aware of. Since it is an unknown, the possibilities of what this 5% could be is essentially near infinite. But let us take that conservative 5% and postulate that that number represents the phenomenon that we have begun to call the UFO phenomena.

Within that number, we can further subdivided into three major theories. Let us say then that most of this 5% can be made up of:

  • Extraterrestrial alien life from other planets within our galaxy or beyond
  • Trans-dimensional alien life that exists within different dimensions in other universes
  • Inorganic beings that while possibly trans-dimensional in some of their nature, are essentially creatures that share this Earth with us without our knowledge. Essentially earthlings of an inorganic nature

 

In this way our very conservative number allows us to still make room for the possible meteorological phenomenon, or other, which would be considered ‘natural’ Earth phenomena by science, and still give us room to explore those odd happenings occurring in and around our Earth which seem to take on seemingly Sentient or willed action. That is let us explore further those odd things witnessed by people which seems to act like intelligent life; willed action by some kind of sentient life that we do not consider of this Earth.

We have already considered the first theory within our 3 possible theories; the possibility that this phenomenon is caused by some kind of extraterrestrial life that is visiting us from another planet or planets within this known universe. As such, the researchers that believe this theory as the major explanation for UFO activity, are usually interested in finding concrete physical evidence. That is they are usually looking for a lenticular shaped craft made of some kind of material, perhaps an alloy that we do not as yet possess on Earth, and made by a technology far more advanced than ours.

As I’ve mentioned in the last article, science no longer find this possibility so outlandish. Advances within our own scientific understanding of the universe and its laws, have allowed us to make new discoveries and to take far more seriously the possibility that some kind of alien life exists. Moreover our scientific advancements have allowed us to no longer ridicule the possibility of interstellar travel, this is due to our advancements in physics and are greater understanding of space/time.

 

As usual it seems that science fiction beat regular science to the punch:

  • Warp travel while still far beyond our energetic capabilities, has been proven possible mathematically. Quantum mechanics and string theory have opened up the possibilities of a multidimensional universe. This greatly increases the possibilities of long distance interstellar voyage by an advanced species.
  • We no longer live on a flat earth with the Sun and all the other stars and planets in the universe revolving around us. And we no longer live in an isolated little blue speck, the only amazingly wonderful planet where life could exist and become sentient. We now exist in a universe where we are not so unique or alone, where we have already discovered many more planets, some of which have the potential of creating life just like ours.

 

One wonders how long it will take our self-centered nature to get over itself enough, so that it might begin to contemplate seriously the possibility of sentient interstellar life. Life that could quite possibly be visiting us now.

Those researchers that mainly believe that UFOs are physical crafts from another planet, tend to make some very interesting points:

  •  Skeptics for example ask why we have never found the physical evidence that such a theory implies. Why have we never found actual crafts and why are videos and pictures always blurry. But those that have been studying this phenomenon for a while point out that there seems to be much evidence that these crafts, after 1947, have been recovered in many places around the world. There seems to be evidence for example that the US government and other governments around the world have recovered such craft and are keeping many secrets in this area. Researchers point out that there is indeed a lot of evidence from eyewitness reports that seem to show that many have seen downed craft and their alien occupants. Those same witnesses also report that the military tends to do a very good job of recovering any kind of evidence, and of silencing those witnesses through intimidation.
  •  These researchers point to our incredible increase in technology in the last 50 to 70 years. While many of them do not deny that we are a very intelligent and creative bunch, they do nevertheless question how it is that we jumped so incredibly in technological prowess within such a short period of time. Furthermore they point out that this technological prowess seems to have been centered in three major areas in the world;

 

1.     Germany during the Nazi regime
2.     The United States
3.     The Soviet Union

 

And that while other countries might have caught up rather quickly, like Japan for example, they did need to first get hold of this new technology and backwards engineer it. They point out that the superpowers of the Earth, then and now, do and did have the power to track and recover downed alien spacecraft from anywhere in the world, and that they certainly have the ruthlessness to silence any witness. Would not a world superpower wish to confiscate any alien debris or information in order to maintain its technological superiority?
They ask the question therefore; is it possible that this incredible technological advancement was the result of some kind of contact with extraterrestrial life? That perhaps this technological advancement was due to technology salvaged from crashed alien spaceships?

Certainly this would go a long way in explaining why it is that we have advanced so much technologically and yet spiritually we have not advanced at all. Science fiction writers sometimes contemplate the possibility of a civilization advancing technologically as a result of some kind of interference and yet not evolving at all spiritually. Could this be what is happening to us right now? If so, it is worth noting that usually in such science-fiction stories those civilizations that increase in power and technologically but not so in spiritually end up destroying themselves.

 

In our next installment we will look into the second UFO theory, and open up a whole new can of worms; The possibility of Trans-dimensional Alien life.

Are UFOs and Aliens Real?

Arguably one of the hottest topics in the paranormal, is the existence of UFOs and aliens. As someone who has witnessed the UFO movement through many decades, it is quite interesting indeed to see the changes this movement has gone through.

The most interesting and perhaps the most thrilling change to the UFO movement and the possibility of alien contact, has been what I have seen within the scientific community. When this movement really picked up steam back in 1947, the scientific community was very much against any kind of UFO phenomena or alien visitation here on Earth. The biggest reason for this was sciences inability to conceptualize the possibility of alien civilizations, actually their total inability to conceptualize the possibility of any kind of alien life at all.

But that has changed. And watching this progression through the decades, it is indeed a study in human psychology. Back in the early days of the UFO phenomenon; swamp gas, the planet Venus, and general human delusion where the major cause and the only probability that a respectful scientists could take seriously. While quantum physics for example had already been conceptualized, theorized, and worked mathematically, it’s hold over the scientific establishment was still quite tenuous and the old establishment was not ready to accept some of the far out concepts that came along with the quantum dynamics package.

Now scientists are far more comfortable with quantum dynamics and have moved on to such things as String Theory which has opened up a whole new arena in scientific possibility. It’s so interesting to look back in history and remember the thousands of scientists ridiculing any kind of interplanetary travel because they could not conceptualize, through the scientific method, any possible way to travel the vast distances of space. 20 years ago the scientific community considered travel within distant planetary systems to be highly problematic and most likely improbable unless the voyagers were willing to give up hundreds of thousands of years to reach their destination.
Now the possibility of warp travel is being seriously considered by physicists and astrophysicists. Quantum physics and string theory postulates multiple universes and as such we no longer have thousands and thousands of scientists telling us that long distance interplanetary travel is next to impossible.

With the discovery of new planets outside our own solar system and furthermore the discovery of planets that could harbor life, scientists no longer find it so hard to believe in alien life. It’s a funny turn really for those of us have been paying attention; it used to be that a scientist would be ridiculed if he or she were to take alien life too seriously but now a scientist would most likely be ridiculed if they were not to at least conceptualize the possibility of alien life.

The next step will obviously be when scientists go from their insistence that all alien life is most likely highly simple, such as bacteria or really simple life forms, to their acceptance of the possibility of far more complex life, perhaps even alien life that they would consider sentient. I look forward to that time and yet I am sad that it has taken the scientific community so long to make such a small and gradual jump. I suppose all things must happen in their own measured time but I would love to be able to see some of the more thrilling ideas and conceptions that could come from the scientific community if they were now willing to completely believe in the existence of sentient life outside of this planet.

Where do we stand right now when it comes to UFOs and the possibility of alien visitation? As I said our concepts have advanced a great deal in the last few decades and some of the new theories and models are quite thrilling.

If we are to look at the potential of UFOs and alien visitation though, we will need to break down the problem and do a little investigating of our own. We could begin by looking at some of the more competent studies that have been done into the UFO phenomenon. Many such investigations have been done both in the United States and abroad, such studies include:

– Project blue book which investigated thousands of cases from  1952 in 1969.
– The Condon report which studied thousands of reports in  1966 to 1968
–The thousands of reports studied by the civilian organization NICAP

Just from these studies alone we can come to a most interesting conclusion. This conclusion is that 70 to 90% of the cases that were studied, cases involving some kind of UFO sighting, could be classified as being identified. That is 70 to 90% of the cases studied by these three groups could be said to be identifiable objects of one kind or another.

But each organization, no matter how skeptic and prejudiced to the information studied, had to conclude that 16 to 5% of the cases that they did study were essentially unknown. That is 16 to 5% of the cases that were studied could not be discredited as being either swamp gas, the planet Venus, or delusion. While the man in charge of the Condon report for example, Edward Condon, seemed to do his best to discredit the entire field of ufology, the very serious scientists working on that committee concluded through serious study that 16% of the cases reported were unknown phenomena.

So a highly educated and intelligent scientific committee has concluded that 16% of the phenomenon being witnessed by people around the world is of unknown origin. That in my opinion is quite amazing and any scientist worth his salt should find it quite amazing as well because it essentially means that there is something going on out there that is UNEXPLAINABLE!

Perhaps next time that some skeptical Inquirer or some academic tries to tell you UFOs aren’t real or that sentient life on other planets is impossible, you should remind him of some of the studies which show that scientists seem to not be able to explain many of the occurrences that are happening on THIS planet right now. You might want to point out that since scientists are not able to explain a significant portion of the phenomenon happening on this very planet right now, that he or she should perhaps not be so adamant about insisting that extraterrestrial visitation and complex alien life are impossible. Or perhaps you should record the conversation and play it back to the skeptic in 20 years when science will have ‘allowed’ him or her to believe in greater possibilities.

So let us take a very conservative number like 5%; let us say that of all of the UFO sightings out there, 5% of them could be really worth looking into because many studies have proven that they are not delusion or misidentification, that they are essentially unknown phenomena.

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That 5% could be extraterrestrial visitation or it could be some other unknown that we have not considered yet because our scientific theories hold no concepts for us to understand them. In Part Two of the alien question, we will look a little further into this 5% and examine some of the possible causes of this strange UFO phenomenon.

Time and Perception

When we speak about the paranormal, we tend to be speaking about that which we consider the unknown. The unknown is a very large word in the sense that it could mean anything beyond our perceptions; for example the unknown to me could be anything that’s behind me, I can’t see behind me so essentially what is behind me is somewhat unknown.

The unknown also hides within self-imposed barriers. These self-imposed barriers are beliefs; beliefs that are so powerful that we sometimes call them facts. A particular fact for example is the notion that time is a sequential affair. That is we all take it for granted that time extends in a linear fashion where there is a past and the future with us standing in the middle, a middle which we call the present. This is a fact, we believe.

But anyone who knows anything about modern physics knows that scientists within this field have now been able to prove mathematically that our perception of time is wrong. While Newton believed in a mechanical universe governed by laws of cause and effect, modern physicists have discovered that this Newtonian ideal tends to only hold true within our own perspective size.

Particle physics for example had to throw out cause and effect because within the realm of the subatomic, effects sometimes happen before the cause. Astrophysicists studying very large to near infinite objects have also needed to expand their ideas of cause and effect because of the incredibly powerful effects that gravity has on time. Newtonian physics and our ideas of cause and effect are largely responsible for our ideas of time, or it would be even better to say that the creation of Newtonian physics was due to our current ideas of time. Without this cause-and-effect, our ideas of time change and there is no longer a linear and sequential progression of action.

This sequential and linear idea of time is in many ways a Western centric concept. The Hindu Vedas for example conceptualize time on much larger scales and as a result conceptualize time in a more cyclical and holistic ways. Many ancient cultures see and saw time not as a string but as a plate where all existed at once just on different geographic regions on that plate.
One of the key tenants within Zen Buddhism is the idea of the here and now; they conceptualize life as existing only in this present moment. The past and the future are an the illusion created by the mind and the mind is a sickness that must be eradicated at all cost.

What if we were to take a radical new approach to time? What if we were to consider time as not existing in a linear sequence but as existing all at once? Since time for us is so directly linked to space, what if we conceptualized reality as existing all at once within one point. For a moment, try to conceptualize the idea that all things in the present, past, and future are existing now all at once. Any action that you took in the past to arrive at this present moment and any future consequence from the actions of this present moment exist now. As a fun exercise, try to imagine time in this fashion now.

If we are good visualizers, we can begin to see time in a totally different way. Seeing time in this fashion, it becomes a lot harder to pin ‘reality’ down in our minds and things can get a bit chaotic. We can no longer use a linear sequence to try and pin down the course of our actions and it becomes much harder to separate that which is within your subjective experience and that which is physical action. Time experienced in this way becomes much more a matter of intensities and far less a matter of self-imposed belief structures.

The present moment is now our most intense experience. As such even doing our imaginative exercise, we are still bound within the experience of our physical nature. But if you conceptualize this notion enough and if you visualize with enough intensity perhaps you could begin to see that there is a possibility that our present physical experience seems so ‘real’ to us because of our intense focus on it. For example if I were to intensely focus on a past experience and visualize this experience with incredible clarity then that past memory takes on an intensity that allows me to experience it as a present moment and it therefore becomes physically real and emotionally moving.

This is also possible with a future experience or a potentially future one. For example if a well trained hypnotist and a very good hypnotic subject conceptualize a probable event where the hypnotized subject comes into contact with a hot iron, then that hypnotic subject can actually experience that burn as if it were physically real and can manifest a blister on his or her body as a result.

Why is our conception of times so important when we consider the paranormal, the unknown? It is important because our hard bound ideas of time do not allow us to perceive certain events. Another way of saying this would be that our accepted ‘facts’ about time do not allow us to perceive certain events within certain contexts. Since we take it for granted that time is a linear and sequential affair, we cannot conceptualize a world where cause happens before effect or a world where cause has multiple effects. We are not able to easily accept the possibility that the one effect that we do see as physically real, is only one variation within an infinite set of probable events all existing now.

How can we make any headway into the unknown, into the paranormal, when our ideas of time have such rigid boundaries within our psyche. I explore ways to get out of this subjective labyrinth in my book “The Occult Experience”. If you’re interested I highly recommend it to you.