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a reply to: KellyPrettyBear
I firmly believe, after 55 years of interacting with "the Phenomenon", that seeing "It" as either good or evil is just human nonsense. The laws of physics are neither good nor evil, and what we are interacting with seems to be extremely conversant with those laws of physics. I used to call the Phenomenon "the Sentient Laws of Physics", but I can't begin to back that up, even with pseudoscience. So I don't say that any longer. But I'd say that we ARE in this "fish pond" here on Earth, and probably not entirely alone.. it would be good to learn who our neighbors really are, rather than getting caught up in self-generated nonsense about good and evil.
In The Invisible College (E.P. Dutton, 1975) Vallee posits the idea of a "control system." UFOs and related phenomena are "the means through which man's concepts are being rearranged." Their ultimate source may be unknowable, at least at this stage of human development; what we do know, according to Vallee, is that they are presenting us with continually recurring "absurd" messages and appearances which defy rational analysis but which nonetheless address human beings on the level of myth and imagination.
"When I speak of a control system for planet earth," he says, " I do not want my words to be misunderstood: I do not mean that some higher order of beings has locked us inside the constraints of a space-bound jail, closely monitored by psychic entities we might call angels or demons. I do not propose to redefine God. What I do mean is that mythology rules at a level of our social reality over which normal political and intellectual action has no power…."
Vallee: Not necessarily. We have evidence that the phenomenon has the ability to create a distortion of the sense of reality or to substitute artificial sensations for the real ones. Look at some of the more bizarre close encounter cases - for example the incident from South America in which one man believed he had been abducted by a UFO while his companion thought he had boarded a bus which had suddenly appeared on the road behind then. It is conceivable that there is one phenomenon which is visual and another which creates the physical traces. What I'm saying is that a strange kind of deception may be involved.
What I do mean is that mythology rules at a level of our social reality over which normal political and intellectual action has no power…."
Most people who research "UFOs" have no idea that, at least the high strangeness ones, are in fact SO UNUSUAL, that no possible twisting of the ETH could possibly explain them.
a reply to: beansidhe
He's so right with that - I wonder if there is an upsurge in sightings of fairies/UFO's/whatever at times of societal change and upheaval, when norms are being challenged and reworked?
Now what really bakes my noodle here, is my firm "belief" that we are "collaborating" on our own 'deception'. I don't view human beings as victims.. i view us, as a whole anyway, as "co-creators" of the "Phenomenon".