How Do We Qualify Ufology or Any Information?


“How do we qualify Ufology information?”

How do we ‘vet’ the information and people providing it so that the quality is there; so that sense is made common?

What kind of tell-tale signs does ‘truth’ have in this environment?

Here’s some considerations from the works of Brent Cunningham…

internal coherence chart

1.  Internal Coherence — This is a test for rational consistency in ufology information.  This asks if a belief makes sense?  We need to determine whether beliefs are rationally consistent within themselves and in relation to others beliefs of one’s larger worldview.  Some beliefs are known to be self-referentially inconsistent, or self-defeating.  An example might be the belief that all “knowledge” is scientific knowledge.  This is obviously self-defeating because the belief itself is not a scientific statement.  Therefore, the belief dies by its own standard for knowledge.

Another way a belief can fail this test is when two beliefs are in contradiction with each other, meaning that at least one of the beliefs must be false.  So, we must ask if the beliefs hold together?  For example, if a person is a Naturalist (believing that human life is accidental, random, and without ultimate purpose), he cannot then introduce the belief that we have an objective moral obligation to treat another person justly or with kindness.

external vs internal correspondence

2.  External Correspondence — This test asks if a belief fits the facts of reality in ufology information.   Does it correspond to the real world?  Proposed truth-claims must have explanatory power, or the ability to give account for our experience of the world (whether it be history, science, psychology, human nature, etc.).  For instance, a worldview can be tested by its ability to explain cosmological questions like the origin of the universe; anthropological questions like the existence of minds and free will; moral questions like the existence of evil and our experience with guilt.

Further, the explanatory power of truth-claims should (a) be comprehensive in scope—able to explain more or better than alternative theories; (b) have predictive power—suggesting new evidence and problems; (c) have precision—accounting for more details; (d) be illuminating—integrating otherwise unrelated data; (e) avoid ad hoc hypotheses—functioning only to explain away counter-evidence; (f) be simple—not needlessly multiplying the basic concepts, assumptions, and principles of an explanation.

functional adequacy chart

3.  Functional Adequacy — This tests the livability of a truth-claim as a belief in ufology information.  Is it a viable belief “on the street”?  Does it work in real life?  Some views sound good on paper, but are proven false in the laboratory of life.  Consider an eastern guru who asserts that the physical world is an illusion, yet he still looks both ways before crossing the street.  A person cannot live out such an illusory belief of the world for very long (or he’ll be hit by a bus before long!).  Even more than that, a belief system must integrate one’s life.  It must incorporate and meet the deepest human needs.

In evaluating the truth or falsity of  propositions/truth-claims/beliefs of ufology information, we must be sure to always look for three things: internal coherence (the logical), external correspondence (the factual), and functional adequacy (the livable).  For a belief to be true it must be meaningful, it must line up with the real world, and it must not only help us survive in daily life, but allow us to flourish.  Consequently, these are also the three areas in which our thinking can and does go wrong: logic, facts, and values.

Perhaps this will generate further discussion. We’ve created a forum area for that purpose.

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It’s No Wonder We’re a Bit Confused by Intelligence

Intelligence is Over-rated

I’ve been involved with this field for several decades openly and a couple more as an early experiencer of high strangeness. It certainly doesn’t make be an authority, yet I do have some perspectives that few seem to garner as experiencers. I have an above average intelligence, last clocked online at around 151 using my opposite hand just to make it interesting and no rum was involved. My adoptive parents told me early tests were higher and they feared that telling me would turn me into an intellectual snob. Perhaps I have in the minds of some.

Lately there has been yet another flurry of details regarding Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), Unidentified Submerged Objects (USOs) and top secret government intelligence programs that have been studying them. Luis Elizondo recently spilled the beans on an obscure government program he was involved in that was tasked with studying the UFO phenomena, AATIP was its acronym. The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was supposedly led by him. He ‘quit’ the Pentagon because it he was frustrated by the cover-up.

Wow, what a news story that nearly every media outlet picked up on and made Luis an icon in Ufology almost instantly. Was he really involved or, like many, chose to sprinkle some truth in a large lie to get attention? Yes, AATIP existed, and it “did pursue research and investigation into unidentified aerial phenomena,” Pentagon spokesperson Christopher Sherwood was quoted as saying by Keith Kloor, journalist for The Intercept. However, he added: “Mr. Elizondo had no responsibilities with regard to the AATIP program while he worked in OUSDI [the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence], up until the time he resigned effective 10/4/2017.”

Intelligence or Insanity?

Luis isn’t the first to muddy the waters in Ufology, though. There is a long history of folks who, with no evidence available other than their word, have forged careers out of elaborate story-telling with details that entice the ears and stimulate the minds of the listeners and readers. Jeffrey Mishlove invited me to discuss the topic in an August 2018 interview he titled ‘The Sociology of Ufology.’ We discussed the tragedy within the field and the travails of those who genuinely seek the truth of whatever is known about our visitors from space.

It seems most of the folks who do have a clue are quiet, reserved and unrecognized by those who find the UFO circuit to provide a means of accolades and notoriety. It’s a small pond in comparison to the larger picture, yet the majority of experiencers are faced with few other opportunities to gather and commune with others of like experiences. The phrase made popular by The X Files, ‘I want to believe,’ now included the necessary discernment skills to weed through the BS. How close are we to really knowing the truth?

In the larger sense, what is the truth about these visitors? We now have irrefutable evidence they exist, specifically military videos as well as officials who’ve had first hand experience, rather sightings, of craft that is obviously not of this world. This evidence has been around for decades in the Ufology circles, yet hadn’t reached the public ears and eyes through major media until this year. Still, there has been evidence that has gone relatively unnoticed from years past. It has been right in front of us, available to find, for decades.

Intelligence of the Visitors

But what of those inside the craft? Who are they and what are they doing? Why are they here and what are their intentions? How do we find out about their intelligence? Do we think the government or major media outlets are going to tells us? Heck, they don’t even know from what many gather. So what is missing? Is there an underground movement, like Dr. Joseph Burkes suggests, that is painstakingly sharing information amongst each other to corroborate and distill general discoveries and potential objectives of these visitors?

It seems that methods of communication vary, mostly telepathic and yet include non-linear and non-local metaphysical-types of temporal distortion or even time-dilation. Events that are perceived as being very physical, when viewed through quantum lenses, are evidence of a multi-dimensional reality much like Neppe and Close describe with their TDVP model of consciousness, time and space being tethered. We have one timeline, yet the experience covers multiple dimensions simultaneously.

Do we need advanced degrees in quantum mechanics to understand it all? Some my think so and certainly there is a lot of math involved in explaining things from a scientific perspective, just like Einstein tried to with his theory of relativity. Jung had many dinners with him over nearly a decade and was greatly influenced by Einstein in the development of his papers on psychiatry. Bertrand Russell was also influenced and noted that to think Einstein’s Theory of Relativity has no philosophical impact was folly. Hans Reichenbach felt that human ‘sensations’ were more, that they were intricately connected to something going on in the universe.

Intelligence within Consciousness

Back to the consciousness that is being expanded by the ‘sensations’ of engagement by non-human intelligence. It spans more than just our visitors engagement of terrestrials. These same sensations are akin to the experience of higher realms of consciousness, often accompanied by a sense of vibration that has been described as both excruciating and/or exhilarating, depending on the frame of mind of the experiencer. So there is a choice involved as to ‘how’ to experience this ‘contact’ as the case may be. If it’s startling with a sense of fear involved, it’s excruciating. On the other hand, if it’s startling with a sense of intrigue or fearlessness, it’s often exhilarating.

Is there a path of logic that fits the scenario of their intent or purpose for engaging humanity in any way? If we looked at things from the perspective of an advanced civilization, what might that be? We tend to see things only through human-centric and fearful eyes, a looming threat. If that were the case, we’d be living in a much different world. Ancient civilizations have learned much, but what? If we are fascinated with the inner-workings of matter and ‘spirit,’ could we posit that this is a general path of evolution and development of intelligence? Where would it take us?

The universe has inherent logic, math and science we have only just begun to understand even in process of entropy to negentropy, from chaos to order. Could it be possible that the communication being delivered through human contacts, interpreted in a variety of ways, is steering us toward recognizing the intricate connections we, in our expanded consciousness, have with everything around us? Consider we’re 99% space, even though we seem physical. What permeates the space we all share? How would we best engage it? Is there a path toward understanding it? What might that be?

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Contactee or Hybrid, the Message We All Need to Hear

A Timely Message of the Ages

I’ve been kind of an outlier my entire life, especially as vocal as I am in the field of ufology and things that go bump in the night. I share my personal stories, coupled with valid research and study, that often keeps me out of the ‘notable’ circles and certainly out of the limelight of Ufology Expos and the like, although I know nearly all the players personally. I respect the promoters and wisdom-sharers, but I think there is much more to be discussed.

I have a friend that has been kind of anomaly, who when I first met him I locked on his eyes in conversation and within a few moments I saw another set of eyes behind his own looking at me… almond-shaped. Those who know me well know that I have a tendency not to blink for long periods of time and that alone can be a bit intimidating when I’m having a conversation, but it certainly wasn’t to him. Was he just a contactee, or hybrid?

I didn’t say anything at the time during our first meeting. He’d been referred to me as someone I’d be very interested in interviewing for One World. The woman who referred him was Linnea Reid, president of Light and Sound Technologies in Scottsdale. They had developed one of the first LED glasses used to induce altered states of consciousness. I hadn’t thought of her in years and as I was writing this I paused to check on her status and noticed an obituary from 2017. RIP, Linnea.

Linnea was a powerful woman, known for her long dissertations and unabashed acknowledgements of the help she received from multidimensional being who she stated often appeared in her office spontaneously. She wasn’t your average experiencer by far, with honorary doctorates from across the world papering her office wall. She lectured extensively on the technology that her company had developed and its usefulness in creating meditative states of consciousness. When she took the time to reach out, it was best to listen and follow up.

I had a friend tag along, Annie, who I introduced to Rodger Schnellenberger not too long afterward. They were wed the following year. Rodger was killed in a car accident less than two weeks after their marriage. Rodger shared my passion for harmony among people and planet and was the guest host for our first One World show. I asked her later if she’d ‘seen’ anything unusual during our chat. She related that she saw a large green eye a couple of feet in front of Tom and couldn’t understand why. Again, contactee or hybrid?

A couple of weeks later I met with Tom again. This time I confronted him about his eyes. He evaded the question at first, then said that no one had ever asked him about them. He confided that his mother was ‘abducted’ when she became pregnant for him. He said he had been followed his entire life. I wasn’t convinced, but I could not deny what I had seen with my own eyes and I just don’t hallucinate.

There’s more to the story, but I’ll reserve that for readers of Zendor the Barbarian Part Deux. However, I will share the interview that we had a few months later. He and Rachel echo the need for the rise in consciousness and the sense of love that few humans really have the mettle to muster….

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Linga – Manifestation from Nothingness

Ellipsoid ,the energy form from nothingness. In certain traditions this geometry is termed as LINGA.

Today our modern science has proved beyond doubt that the whole of existence is coming from nothing and going back to nothingness. When the unmanifest begins to move towards the manifest ,the first form the energy takes is the form of an ellipsoid. A perfect ellipsoid is what is referred to as LINGA. Cosmologist have taken pictures of various galaxies and they say the core of every galaxy is an ellipsoid.

IF we become meditative to a point where we become loose with our body then we will notice that for a moment our energies become an ellipsoid, that means before dissolution the final form that we take is also an ellipsoid .so the first form is an ellipsoid and the final form is an ellipsoid. So LINGA is seen as a doorway, either way, either this way or that way it is a doorway to the beyond.

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Consciousness – An Evolving Science Pushing Us Toward Unity

What is Reality?

Questions about reality abound, especially regarding consciousness. What known phenomena in nature, considered emergent or otherwise, are similar to consciousness? Perhaps this is a question regarding contact experiences as well since it appears to be an emerging phenomena.

Consciousness, like the elements of nature, is always adapting and evolving. We didn’t even know it existed until we began exploring the spiritual or metaphysical nature of our existence. Humans tend to see themselves as separate from nature, even though there is evidence across the spectrum of our own evolution that we are unable or unwilling to consider.

A perfect example is the ‘missing link’ of human evolution. We will absolutely not consider the ability and nature of mutation. We needed a larger cranium to house the growing intelligence. The result, over time, were the mutations that brought about homo sapiens. It happened gradually over a period of time. It is the same pattern in organic life, mutations based on the need of the species to adapt to new environments, both biological and ecological. More than likely it has little to do with genetic manipulations from outside the human genome.

Educating Ourselves – Drawing Out

Those who are stuck in previous thoughtmospheres, usually from the education based on previous discoveries however misunderstood or misinterpreted they may be, tend to only see things through those lenses. Just one example of the shift in thinking was offered by Gregory Bateson in Steps to an Ecology of Mind, where he states, “What we have to think about is how the pieces of knowledge are woven together. How they help each other.”

“Matter in quantum mechanics is not an inert substance but an active agent, constantly making choices between alternative possibilities. . . . It appears that mind, as manifested by the capacity to make choices, is to some extent inherent in every electron. This does not mean that an atom has the same consciousness as a human being, but rather that an atom has a reflective capacity appropriate to its form and function.” physicist Freeman Dyson

Vernon Neppe and Edward Close presented yet another perspective in their TDVP model, where consciousness, space and time are tethered across nine dimensions. “The discrete metafinite (finite and transfinite) is embedded in the continuous infinite. Discrete refers to the measurable pieces. They are like quanta, discrete, pixilated elements. But each element can be measured in Space, Time and Consciousness. All aspects of Reality obey the Laws of Nature.”

Further Considerations

After some considerations, I’ve learned that an experience system within the contact scenario, the collection of sensory perceptions gathered over an array of intentional and occasionally unintentional events, develops through feeling things out. Everything is vibration, right? That includes everything in nature, which means it is, by default, a part of consciousness. It’s not separate.

So we feel first, obviously, our bodies are the receptors of the signals (actually transceivers) and illustrate that nature, according to the indigenous ways, the gut feeling is our first connection with our environment or outer reality. We send from there, too. It’s downright reciprocal, but we usually aren’t conscious enough to realize it, let alone observe and learn.

I agree also with our innate ability, often unrecognized, of naturally reaching out to perceive ‘what is’ in a kind of constant reciprocal event. Structurally I think it is a synergy of chakras, meridians and ‘clair-alls’ (clairsentience, et al – send/receive circuits) that is at work always. Again, we aren’t aware enough to deepen and/or expand our moments of coherence it seems. Sometimes we are.

We often hear of the notion that we create our reality. It has occurred to me, and I wonder if, the way in which we create reality is the interaction between the positive thought (or negative), neutral object and the electromagnetism attracting loose and/or shared electrons of people, places and things that resonate. It’s the spook and spooky action at a distance thing applied locally. It seems that this is a recurring theme, yet I don’t find it articulated as a consideration in discussions regarding contact and its significance. Your thoughts?

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