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The Sociology of UFOlogy – an inquiry with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove

Sociology of UFOlogy

For decades people have been curious and investigated UFOs in myriad ways. What is the sociology of UFOlogy today? In the late 80s Tim Beckley introduced New Age and Alien Agenda gatherings around the country. The International UFO Congress began in Tucson in 1991 with Ret. Col. Wendelle Stevens, Jim Diletosso and Ken Liljegren’s team as support.

I’ll digress for a moment. My first experiences with non-human intelligence was in 1962, advancing to something different in 1965 which was apparently the ‘normal’ type of contact in the Midwest in the 50s and 60s, the orange cigar-shaped cloud. During that same period, UFOs were apparently shutting down ICBM silos around the globe with exquisite showmanship.

Curious and investigative, I continued my quest to know, not just what, how this kinda stuff happens. I love the high strangeness. What makes it tick? I had a lot of questions, numerous events and some experiences I still wonder about today. I had deep conversations with a lot of folks; experts, researchers and experiencers across the gamut.

I got to know Tim and Wendelle over the years. Jim and I became friends and later he recommended me as manager for The Prophets Conference (1997). It gave me an opportunity to have conversations that are extremely rare, up close and personal without interruption. Some of the folks who were there: Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Dr. Steven Greer, Jose Arguelles, David Icke, Linda Molten-Howe, Stanton Friedman, Zacharia Sitchen and 2 dozen more. I got to know many prominent folks in the field of UFOlogy many years ago, with friendships still today.

2010 began by assuming responsibility for a UFO discussion group in the Phoenix valley. We met in a community room of a local fire station. Our guest speakers included Claude Swanson, Travis Walton, Alejandro Rojas and more. We also had meditation experiments using music that produced some varied and amazing personal experiences, all of a contact nature. There were about 35 people in the room. Afterward, one elderly woman reported seeing massive ET machinery surrounding the group and ‘working’ on each person.

From 2010 to 2014 I was a vendor at the IUFOC, having moved to Ft. McDowell in Arizona. In 2013 we debuted UFOlogyPRSS.com at the International UFO Congress, with over 100 blogs from around the world in one place, up-to-the-moment material. It rose the bar for UFOlogy-based websites. It was our virtual model of folks getting along even if they had opposing views. We’ve also got a number of authors featured; podcasts and radio shows, too.

Meanwhile, UFOlogy in general seems to be challenged. Experiencers are on one side and the nuts and bolts scientists on the other with conspiratorialists scattered about in each camp. Dr. Mishlove and I take a frank and open look at what the Sociology of UFOlogy is today. Although challenges do exist, there seems to be a call for change. What that will be remains to be seen.

Here’s how Dr. Mishlove framed the interview, “Here he [Zen] speaks as a participant-observer sharing his reflections on the current community of interest centering on UFO phenomena. He describes his disillusionment with a nexus of individuals focusing on the notions of the Ashtar Command and the Galactic Federation. He describes various fears associated with the very idea of alien life forms. However, he suggests that we presently have no actual evidence that there is a reason to be fearful of UFO activity.”

In the ‘contact’ scenarios, experiencers have to deal with seemingly incredulous events and still continue with some kind of ‘normal’ life. Whether individual or family needs, the daily functional activity still needs doing. There is something else going on, though, as shows like this don’t happen if the conversation isn’t necessary, imho.

Our hopes were to address common concerns and explore a little of what else is happening. I was a willing participant in spite of my trepidation. Talking about the Ashtar Command and Galactic Federation, however real and true they may be, is not the kind of talk that garners credibility normally. There’s evidence they do exist dating back to 1952 with George Van Tassel.

Although we discussed the potential confusion with deities, there is still more confusion around the topic. George Van Tassel met Robert Short, who took on the ‘Ashtar Command’ label, used it for contrary purposes and wasn’t connected to the ‘source’ like George. I met Bob in the late 1980s and didn’t feel he had a good connection, if any, talking nonsense about conspiracy theories interwoven with an Ashtar Command that would somehow take action against the cabal. The latter was infectious and unfortunately obfuscates the truth still, imho.

Jeffrey made a delicate subject easy to discuss. We had a nice mind flight. Perhaps you’ll consider sharing this article and video.

More importantly share New Thinking Allowed. Thanks in advance.

My wife asked me to include this interview from January of 2013. She said it spoke to her in ways nothing else had. She’s Russian-born and trained pianist as well as a 3HO Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has a compelling argument…

A New World Order – Thoughts on New Thinking Allowed

A New World Order – New Thinking Allowed

I had a dream come true this last weekend, a conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove. How it came about was as synchronistic as it could be and the added bonus of actually being interviewed by him for New Thinking Allowed (three episodes) was certainly icing on the cake. I’m so grateful for the opportunity.

Most of you I’m sure are aware that my life is ‘themed’ with the idea of harmony among people and planet – a true ‘new world order.’ Well, we explored that very topic…

Would love your comments and sharing with friends and networks. Jeffrey thought this is a timely conversation. Thanks in advance for your likes, shares and comments.

It was really a pleasure, full of excitement and trepidation. To feel vulnerable enough to share this kind of stuff, and to be invited by the premiere host of our time, is a most humbling experience. I neglected to explore ‘facilitate’ to make it clear I do not feel like I am ‘The One’ which is often a mistaken perspective people take.

A New World Order isn’t about dominance and submission in any traditional sense, nothing to fear in other words. What is of primary importance is that each individual discovery their true form, fit and function in this world; a true new world order naturally emerges from that process. It is not without chaos or conflict. In fact, the transformation of it is how the new order emerges.

Those areas of chaos and conflict hold the key and asking the right questions, beginning with “Why?” and followed by “How?” lead us to discoveries beyond our imagination in most cases. I wrote a piece about the event that resides on MothershipCafe.com if you are interested in my considerations.

Jeffrey did a follow-up supportive video about a gentleman we both admire, Donald Fraser Keys. Jeff knew him well. I have modeled PlanetaryCitizens.net based on his initial work, along with a mentor of mine, Khigh Alex Dheigh. He was involved with the promotion of world citizenship. Khigh is featured in a video there reading a world citizen credo. It’s worthy of attention. Some of you might recognize him from the Manchurian Candidate or Wo Fat on Hawaii Five-0.

Whether or not our perception of ‘scheduled events’ is a coping strategy for high strangeness or indeed an attempt to become more visible, it is obvious there is a massive infrastructure of communication networks buried in our consciousness. Some tap into it for greater or lesser periods. Its nature of being ‘out of time’ as a non-linear and even non-local series of events give us cause to explore the phenomena further, but how?

Perhaps the idea of discovering our true form, fit and function leads us in the right direction. We already know the universe has impeccable math contained within it. Why wouldn’t we as well? I think I might have a way to at least begin to discern the process, if one is asking the questions, of course.

Oftentimes one would notice an increase in what I like to call ‘tangential’ thinking; darting about the mind’s field of available information and having fleeting thoughts that lead to others in a seemingly disjointed fashion. These same events in consciousness also happen in conversations where the subject matter seems to change on a dime and tracking the points might be challenging to observers as well as the participants at times. The latter promotes deep friendships from my experience.

Recognizing this processing system, a pattern of thinking if you will, often contains the hints to accessing one’s form, fit and function. If we are observant enough, patterns of opportunity to engage the present present themselves in a variety of ways. Being aware of the tangential, we look for congruent or repetitive aspects that show up in our lives in practical and pragmatic ways; a prudent path or multiple sequential ones are often revealed. Simply, what shows up in front of us that we can see needs to be done is often the direction our discovery takes.

As patterns connect and evolve we begin to see how our specific skill set, or at least a gut feeling we recognize, leads to noticing specific and synchronistic events unfolding around us. What do we do then? This is where our choices affect the flow. In the event of ascertaining ‘flow,’ we get a sense of ‘yes’ without the slightest hesitation. All others are suspect and may need further analysis.

The nature of universal flow includes the multidimensional mathematical models of Neppe & Close, Hawkings and others, it would seem. The manifestation of events congruent with such laws of the universe produce a sense of harmony or even bliss in the individual experience, sometimes even group experiences. Humans haven’t been in touch with that in their climb to dominance in the world. Stewardship has been lacking.

The need for stewardship is the essence of the ‘message’ from those ‘with’ the Galactic Federation as well. The mathematical models turn into experiential events internally, sometimes even externally, as recognition of certain patterns that produce serendipitous moments. Speculative as it may be, we have the opportunity to explore it as an aspect of consciousness manifesting in form, fit and function on scales currently incomprehensible.

The Old Word Order, a paradigm of command and control, even though it has been masqueraded as a New World Order, cannot compare to the scope and sequence of what is to come. Planetary or World Citizens by nature, still defined by so many names and titles in the world now, can sense a change coming and feel the need to support it. Many just aren’t sure how, yet.

Perhaps this natural evolution is what frightened the ruling families who’ve managed the mayhem throughout history by instilling a fear of a unified world through whatever means available. They think it means they will lose power, and maybe how they’ve viewed their power and its influence will cease. What emerges will be far more powerful in the sharing of resources, environmentally-friendly industrial processes, alternative energy distribution, even reassignment of military functionality as guaranteed supply chains and support systems for the shift.

These notions are worth consideration and perhaps they will find favor in reading. I hope so.