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About Zen Benefiel

Zen is the curator for UfologyPRSS with a penchant for asking questions and presenting poignant ponderings.

On Hearing Voices… Coping with the Unknown

On Hearing Voices, a conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove

Across the decades of experiencing high strangeness and other worlds there has been a consistency of communication for me. I’ve caught a lot of grief over the notion of hearing things many don’t, but it hasn’t impeded the acknowledgement within that I do. After some conversation about the direction of our interviews, based on the pseudo-autobiography Stubbing My TOE on Purpose, Jeffrey felt a discussion on hearing voices would be something that could assist and even support others in similar conundrums and enigmas in their lives.

His synopsis of this interview: Here he [Zen] describes his life history, as an individual who has heard voices since childhood. Looking back over the decades, he concludes that this has largely been a positive experience — and has enabled him to explore many interior realms. However, at one time he was warned by a friendly psychiatrist that he should be very careful regarding those with whom he shares these inner experiences.

Hearing voices, like seeing craft in the sky, is as subjective as personal experience goes. FREE’s Beyond UFOs presents a variety of papers and statistics on experiencer responses, nearly 4,000, to a series of surveys. There is a speculative notion that non-human intelligence (ETs) has a way of creating illusions to keep us happy with results of what we hope to see, at least in regard to the non-physical sightings. Those remnants on the ground, whether burnt grass or crop circles is a different story.

For now, though, I’d like to go a little deeper into what we know about the ‘senses’ we have and their potential for revealing more than we anticipate at times.

Sensory Perception on Steriods?

Our external sight is limited by our ability to see, just the same as hearing and on hearing voices. It’s been said that if we have no internal reference from some past ‘visual’ that some things we simply cannot see. Peering into a ‘next level’ of bandwidth, so to speak, is something a few are able to do and yet most dismiss their accounts. I like to use an example, rather loosely comparing 10% of brain use with 5 senses. If we agree loosely, it could be possible that we have 45 more senses with the other 90% or our cranial capacity or brain power. It’s a simple ratio extrapolated.

In recent years the focus on consciousness has increased, not just in ufology, and offers some consideration for expanded awareness. In the past, the ‘clair-alls’ have gotten some attention – clairaudience (hearing), clairsentience (physical feeling), clairvoyance (seeing), claircognizance (knowing), clairgustance (tasting), clairempathy (emotions), clairtangency (touch) and clairsalience (smelling). So with those 8, let’s redo the ratio: 10:8 = 90:72. That’s an extraordinary number of possibilities if the logic stands. It certainly gives pause for consideration.

Then there is waking consciousness, altered consciousness, dream consciousness and no doubt more variations on those themes. Then there are the various brain waves – Delta (.5 – 4 Hz – deep sleep), Theta (4 – 7.5 Hz – light sleep or meditation), Alpha (7.5 – 14 Hz – deep relaxation), Beta (14 – 40 Hz – waking/reasoning) and finally Gamma (above 40 Hz – insight/peak performance). The Solfeggio frequencies also seem to have an effect on perception.

Where are we in those ranges when ‘contact’ happens? Do we know? Is that something we can study or just become more aware of the relative frequencies we perceive during such events? Is this exploration still something humanity is grappling with and unable to be vulnerable enough to talk about openly?

I find it interesting that hearing frequencies are associated with various levels of contact and interdimensional travel, as it were, either as a precursor or during the event. The most obvious for me during initial experiences being the lower ranges (perhaps Theta) and the low slow ‘pulse’ that has often accompanied such events for me… like a heartbeat that permeates everything in those moments. Over time and with continued communication development, the high pitched (upper Solfeggio) seem to be ever-present in the stillness, akin to the Shabda of Hindu persuasion… the ‘sound current’ of all life on Earth.

What I ponder more than wonder is the natural order and New World Order that rising awareness and consciousness seem to reveal. That experience is replete with representation across the electromagnetic spectrum as a system of infinite complexity and order that, once comprehended becomes a simple notion of Natural Order we are just beginning to explore, the congruence of things in space, time and consciousness tethered and tantalizing to the senses within our Being.

 

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.

New Reference Material – Beyond UFOs

Beyond UFOs: The Science of Consciousness and…

For several years now, data has been collected and correlated by a dedicated group of folks under the banner of the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Experiences (FREE). The organization, like many, has gone through some iterations and changed to Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Experiences, although they haven’t added an ‘E.’ Their surveys are directed toward contactees or ‘experiencers’ of this phenomena.

From their website: “BEYOND UFOS: THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND CONTACT WITH NON HUMAN INTELLIGENCE”.  After 4 years of conducting the world’s first comprehensive multi-language and international academic research study on UFO related Contact with Non Human Intelligence (NHI), The FREE Foundation has finally published its new book!

From a promotional email:

FREE is in the 5th year of administering the world’s first comprehensive, multi-language worldwide academic research study on individuals that have had Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) related contact experiences with Non-Human Intelligence (NHI)–   The FREE Experiencer Research Study.

The Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Experiences, or FREE, is a 501c3 not for profit academic research foundation. FREE was co-founded by the late Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Harvard University Astrophysicist Dr. Rudy Schild, Australian researcher Mary Rodwell, and Rey Hernandez, an attorney, a UAP Contact Experiencer, and Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley. Over the last 5 years, the FREE Foundation has had over 10 Ph.D.s, mostly retired academic professors, and 20 other lay researchers, volunteering in this research study. FREE’s Executive Director is Dr. Rudy Schild, a retired Astrophysicist from Harvard University.

Due to the controversial nature of the FREE research data, the UAP-related contact phenomenon is not studied in universities.  Even the field of “Parapsychology” continues to view the UAP contact phenomena as a taboo topic and the majority within parapsychology do not want to be directly associated with the UAP phenomenon.  FREE’s academic research study seeks to address this problem.  Until we began our research, no one had a basic understanding on the topic of UAP-related contact with Non-Human Intelligence (NHI). Why? Because the basic research data collection on this topic was never undertaken.  We discovered that many of our survey findings contradict much of what has been circulating in the field of Ufology. The true story of UAP-related contact with Non-Human Intelligence was not being accurately presented. FREE’s work is thus a paradigm-shifting event.

As you will soon observe from our data, FREE’s research suggests that the physical aspects of this phenomenon are but a small fraction of attributes associated with these complex manifestations. Indeed, it is the pervasive non-physicality, the parapsychological and other paranormal aspects, that comprise the majority of survey respondents’ experiences.

What can we do with all this data? Now, nearly 5 years later after the concerted effort to develop the surveys and distill the information into usable forms there is an obvious revelation in not only are these encounters real, they are much more prevalent than previously thought. Thousands of events have gone into the compilation of the statistics in order to share the relationships. No where else has this been accomplished yet. This volume is a requirement for any serious ufology research and anyone interested in the evolution of our consciousness and interaction with that which is beyond human.

The contributors to the book also share nearly the same views from their observations and research, let alone their personal experiences, presenting their ideas from a variety of perspectives that meet the scholarly requirements for a great work and leading-edge research in what has traditionally been a hands-off fashion for lack of empirical data and/or repeatable event construction. The nature of these encounters is certainly more random yet perhaps as the information is shared and studied there will be better questions that help us to understand and even participate in the phenomena.

If you are here and reading this, then you owe it to yourself to get the book.


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Understanding the Grays with Jason Reza Jorjani

Understanding Grays is an enigma to contactees and ufologists.

There are those times when you know that something is clicking, it’s working. We received a voicemail from Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove regarding his most recent interview with Dr. Jorjani. It was surprising to say the least. Dr. Mishlove has discussed many things on his show New Thinking Allowed, with some attention paid to extraterrestrial races occasionally.

High strangeness and strange encounters have evolved our experience beyond the fearful impressions that the unknown often evokes in humans. Still, we tend to view things only from a human-centric perspective. How could we not? But, can we move beyond it?

Conversations That Matter

The conversation covers much more than you might expect and goes deeper into the history of many well-known explorers of associated events with various types of what we’ve called extraterrestrials. Perhaps they are interdimensional, ultradimensional or extradimensional and we just don’t have a reference point for which to determine an appropriate label.

There are a number of races interacting with us. A quick Google search might even reveal names of star systems from which they may come. Are they us in the future or, more likely, are they reaching out to us because all planetary civilizations go through certain process in their evolution toward higher types of civilizations, as in the Kardashev scale. They have been through the process already and seek to share with us the wisdom garnered.

The aspect of fearing ‘what is,’ that which is beyond our experience or understanding, is crucial to our ability to withstand the confrontation of a new experience beyond human. The transformation is, in essence, recognizing the consciousness we carry in these bodies. The aspects of self-actualization and self-realization may indeed be the process of becoming aware of the fact. It can be said that we are cosmic consciousness condensed into form.

The Business of Beings

Perhaps the beings, whether physical or pure energy, hold the key to understanding and just want to share, helping us to emerge into a more evolved form, not necessarily from out of the future but in the present with an expanded awareness we have yet to understand.

Linear thinking has limited us, kept us in the human-centric point of view. We are more. Perhaps non-linear thinking might allow us to consider the interesting fact that in the table of elements, there is only one element that does not have a proton, electron and neutron configuration of some sort, indicating the potential of the ‘trinity’ from the macro being present in the micro. Hydrogen is both the bonding agent for our DNA and it powers our sun. There is a potential correlation there, perhaps.

The idea of being able to ‘take’ the gift being offered us, as Jason refers to the message given by the Grays, is to withstand the fear while embracing the love or new living conditions that appear to be the prudent path to a new world order of harmony among people and planet. The Grays understand the necessity to be in harmony with the universe, a step beyond people and planet. It would seem, from historical accounts and the conversation with Jeffrey and Jason, that moving beyond the human-centric view is essential.

Seeing Clearly

Imagery presented during experiences are relative to our ability to perceive the message as it is intended. Jason mentions that Whitley’s understanding of the Wolfen was they were precursors to the appearance of the Grays. How many subtle, or not so subtle, hints are we offered in our own experiences as precursors to something else because we wouldn’t be able to handle the direct approach? I’d imagine that most contactees and even preverts would acknowledge that they’ve experienced similar paths to understanding.

Being gifted a new world if we can take it, for me, has nothing to do with stealing. The polarity of either giving or taking is, again, human-centric. What if it just ‘IS’? The gift alludes to the progression of human consciousness beyond our current constraints, fear-based models. Can we handle it? Can we drop the fear of the unknown so embedded in our mental processing?

So far there is no definitive answer for the ‘missing link’ and perhaps the form needed to evolve in order to house a larger brain with the capacity for self-awareness and more. Like many species on Earth that have experienced ‘evo-leaps’ or mutations into different forms more capable of handling the environment they are in is consistent with this possibility. No genetic manipulation, from outside, was or is necessary let alone actually done. It was a natural thing.

We’re All the Same

Carbon is both life-giving and and life-taking in certain forms. We are carbon-based beings. Nanostring technology offer next-level computing. Too much carbon in our air destroys life. Not that I’m a religious person, but like Jason I look for patterns and similarities in historical accounts. It occurred to me that the number of man, 666, is perhaps the carbon atom. It is a number of knowledge and wisdom, or so we are informed just prior. There is a perfected human, perhaps the imago Jason notes. Perhaps the next missing link we are discovering is the evo-leap of consciousness beyond fear, beyond the constraints of human-centric perception.

Tricksters have always been present in the evolution of our lives, like the Archons of old, who are really benign or benevolent, but because of their teasing and testing of our faith we often see them as malevolent. Any time we are confronted and forces to think or have faith, we project a sense of evil on the one presenting the challenge. They aren’t really, but we sure think so. It is the surrender of will to the Divine (something greater than our personal will), the release to unconditional love or where perfect love eliminates all fear that we seek to reside.

The idea of these visitors being refugees seems logical from Jason’s point of view, but I’ve never encountered the idea of any kind of refugee program. I do, however, agree they are attempting to nurture us into something greater than we are currently. A long time from now we may be able to visit other worlds as easily as they do, but we have to learn to get along here first. Everything hinges on that activity, which is a ‘gift’ – poison to the dominant culture.

In conclusion, the interview was excellent in cross-referencing material and people who’ve sought to understand the nature and purpose of these encounters. The open-minded approach to possibilities was engaging, yet fell short of the greater view I thought was possible. Human-centrism is a challenge we are being asked to overcome in order to understand a much bigger picture, imho. Perhaps further discussions like this will help pave the way.


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