Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Fresh Edition – Vetting the Quest for Truth

advice - thoughtSupporting the quest for the truth in Ufology

Fifteen years into the new millennium and, objectively, we’re still no closer to getting along with each other. It is still hard to tell the truth about human-centric agendas and relationships, let alone  extraterrestrial encounters. What would possibly cause us to think we’d be able to embrace, let alone accept, open contact with races from places beyond our solar system?

Conspiratorialists would have you believe there are government cover-ups and military coups just waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting public. Others would have you believe that there are no threats from space, only our fellow humans are suspect. Information toward both perspectives is available and even prolific on the Net, but who’s vetting it?

Claims, confabulations and critical thinking are caught in a swirl of slippery slopes. How are we to know the truth? Is there something, some trick of the trade of discerning truth, that allows us to filter the information with some sense made common? Some say sensitivity to frequencies or vibrations may do just that, but we’re bombarded with stimuli that often produces a sensory overload.

If we just step back and look at all the social media postings about this, that or the other… can we determine the agenda of the poster? Is it just some arbitrary information that someone has come across and needs to feel like they are contributing, so they post it without comment or concern? What kinds of posts seem to draw out comments? Are the comments thoughtful responses or just truncated tidbits?

Communication is key in building any kind of community. It is even more important in ufology and tangential topic areas. Common understanding and common knowledge are often two vastly different perspectives. Even more critical and necessary a question: What are the real agendas of those who’ve become the ‘authorities’ or ‘personalities’ within the overall community?

Are we still facing the masks of the ego, or is there emerging hope for wego? After all, doesn’t the community build the future and evolve based on how well we all get along? That seems to be the message that filters down through the various sources who claim contact and are confident their experiences are not warped by belief systems or other psychological manipulations.

Have you noticed an emerging understanding that Ufology is less about phenomena and more about awareness or even consciousness? What are your considerations regarding the need for further research and study of the ‘phenomena’ as an external event-driven experience? What are your considerations regarding the need for further research and study of personal or internally-driven experience as part of the ‘phenomena’ today?

There seems to be plenty of stories about malevolent activity, but no proof to back them up. There are also many other stories of just the opposite and often no proof to back them up either. The reality is we’ve got plenty of video of various types of encounters and none of them show any malevolent activity. We know that throughout human history, populations have been manipulated through fear and mistrust.

Perhaps is we looked at the ‘phenomena’ with new eyes, free of presumption or postulation, and asked some basic questions there might be some sense made common that emerges. There have been a number of researchers over the decades since Roswell who’ve attempted to ask better questions. The stories of encounters or experiencers are tainted with deep-seated belief systems and perspectives skewed by varying degrees of intelligence and/or understanding.

Are we indeed planetary or galactic citizens? Are we human-centric or inclined to engage universal understanding through means beyond human? What does it really mean to be human? Is there a consciousness beyond the mind/body/spirit/soul complex? What might our evolutionary path look like as a human-centric civilization?

What might it look like from an expanded view, considering other worlds of form and/or consciousness? What might form, fit and function have to do with our reality? We have far more questions than answers currently. We have the ability to have conversations, too. Perhaps that is the next step – minimize the talking heads and incorporate or initiate facilitated discussions.

The latter is an enigma, often riddled with folks just wanting to tell their stories. Experiencer groups often challenge the facilitator to manage the conversations and minimize the pontification of those with self-serving agendas. They also need to be able to recognize when others have valuable understanding and wisdom to share. Groups of any size are always a challenge, no matter the topic. Communication protocols and procedures need to be in place for a community to develop effectively and have lasting results.