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Originally posted by dawnslight
My guess is it takes a continuous effort (or mindset) to think outside of our normal 3d world to have more experiences with aliens, at least that's what I imagine when it us trying and not the alien/s trying to contact. It's important to add here that some are more acutely aware of the energetic world surrounding them, for them this is natural although those around them may not think it so. Many seem to think it taboo to operate outside of our 3d perception, but we just don't realize the advantages to the other dimensions (ie- more chances of alien interaction). Just my 2 cents.
You ask some great questions. I believe abduction experiences can be explained in many ways. I believe it is more of a cultural phenomena and is more in line with religion. This is why I believe that......www.abovetopsecret.com...
Originally posted by infinite
There is a certain aspect of alien abduction and contact that confuses me. Who is selected for the process?
I don't believe that this phenomena is universal. If you believe the faulty studies done by Hopkins, Jacobs and Mack, which make estimations based on interpretions of responses and not actual claims of alien abduction, it appears that million of Americans are being abducted, these reports are constantly sited as evidence when it is obvious that they are flawed, if not fraudulent.
I mean, if the phenomena is so universal and liberal then surely it is possible for anyone to be selected at random.
Keep it up. But we also need to challenge the status quo when it comes to claims, UFO and Abduction experts flooging books and DVD's by exploiting people who have had an extremely frightening experience that they struggle to explain or understand and geniunly believe and accept that Aliens are involved.
Myself and others at ATS have openly challenged the status quo and suggested "okay, pick me." Showed desire in order to prove and provide evidence - but, alas, the harvest remains bare.
Actually, those who hae a schizotypy personality are statistically more likely to have an alien abduction experience. Don't freak out at the term, it does not mean anyone is ill, 25% of the planet have this personality type and it is typical of those who are prone to fantasy. Which in my opinion is what makes so many humans creative, unique and amazing.
Do I have to be more suave, polite and show more acceptance or is there a conspiratorial variable to the process, which purposely selects individuals?
There is one aspect, though, in which abductees are different from the general population. On personality tests, they score higher on a characteristic called schizotypy. Schizotypic personalities are prone to fantasy and magical thinking. They also have more difficulty distinguishing real from imagined events than the general population, and they are more likely to hold paranormal beliefs.
On the other hand, schizotypic personality is not necessarily maladaptive; in fact, artists, poets and other highly creative people generally score high on the schizotypy dimension. However, there are plenty of people with schizotypic tendencies that do not develop beliefs in alien abductions, so there must be other causal factors involved.
And we need to look at this from all angles, your idea is great. But maybe you consider this. Why do some of us accept aliens as an explanation for an experiences?, it could be a reflection of our contemporary fixation with science and technology, its influence on our psyche through popular culture and our need to redefine older traditional gods and religions with the middle ground of aliens. Just my HO.
Do not interpret my words as hostile rhetoric, this is a factual exercise and a potential experiment into alien abduction.
In conclusion, a question: Why were you selected?
Originally posted by spacecowgirl
To try and make this a cult phenomena is harmful and not truth seeking. Most abductees do not know each other, have never met and have no intention of doing so.
It is very interesting considering the establishment of Religions around beliefs of aliens actually existing and influencing us. Raelism and scientology for example. Like other religions, they are on the extreme at the moment and have the "tag" cult as they are not culturally accepted as normal like other more established religions that also have beliefs as abstract as the two examples I gave above.
Originally posted by infinite
reply to post by atlasastro
The religious aspect is interesting - especially the cult mentality being born out of this phenomena.
Very similar to the traditional paradigms presented by other religions that have angel or demons, good and evil spirits, ascension or descension along the karmic ladder, ying and yang, positive/negative, light/dark, good and evil.
It is difficult to evaluate the true intentions though, if alien abduction is genuine, because a portion claim a benevolent force and others suggest sinister motives.
Nearly all abductions are pesonal testimony, many, many accounts are derived under hypnosis. Even Jacobs(leading pioneer in abduction research) concedes that these are far from convincing evidence but argues that because there are man incidents that these add weight to some truth being evident. But as I have ponted out, we can apply this to every religious beliefs and those that have experiences within each group.
Majority of the information is hearsay, but 20% warrant further investigation
Historically, if you study the emergence of Sci-fiction, Betty and Barney Hills case pops up after an early episode of the twighlight zone and parts of their story even match later episodes of the outer limits, their story matches the story of one episode.
due to detailed geographical locations of alleged star systems. Betty and Barney Hill abduction report included a drawing of the Zeta Reticuli star system, which the couple drew.