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About Zen Benefiel

Zen is an author, coach, educator, facilitator aka 'possibilities coagulator,' with a penchant for asking questions and presenting poignant ponderings. Zen is the curator for UfologyPRSS with a penchant for asking questions and presenting poignant ponderings. MothershipCafe.com is another site with much more from the experiential side.

The Frequency of Contact – Connecting the Dots in Consciousness

Frequency Matters

Many already know of the Kardashev scale, where the position of a civilization is determined by its access and use of energy, from global to solar system to galaxy. I suspect it goes further, but for now let’s just consider what the corresponding intelligence and overall consciousness might be that is associated with the ability of the planetary civilization.

We, as humans, tend to see things from very limited perspective because we simply cannot comprehend that kind of advanced consciousness. We often perceive it as god-like, yet it still cannot compare the the intelligence that drives the bus. Could it also have something to do with frequency and our understanding of it? Science has proven everything is energy and has an inherent frequency, so it stands to reason we need to explore further.

In consideration of such, how might a Type III civilization communicate with a planetary civilization like ours which is likely to be around a .5 to .7 at present. Taking for granted that interstellar travel and understanding of universal laws has also developed in a Type III, would they see us as needing help in our challenges with planetary resource management and climate changes? Would they try to communicate in helpful ways? How?

We’re aware that free or ‘zero point’ energy exists but are unable to produce any technology capable of utilizing the principles necessary to access Earth’s energy to that degree, yet. There is much discussion about it and perhaps soon we’ll discover a way to actualize its potential and at least put a dent in the pollution our current energy production creates.

Since childhood I’ve had moments, non-linear and non-local, inspiring an intense desire to understand the nature of how they happened and why.  It’s led to the same curiosity toward humanity and our evolution. The number, frequency and intensity of events caused some serious challenges; a juxtaposition of realities that facilitated the development of a unique observational quality and capacity for questions of self and others as I grew up. When The Celestine Prophecy came out I felt a nice corroboration with what I knew already.

It was apparent that I could not have open conversations to explore the experiences in my youth and for most of my adult life. Either I couldn’t articulate things simply enough, my audience just wasn’t able to listen or concerned parental units were afraid of encouraging me. So I began a kind of ongoing compare and contrast essay in my head. If/then inquiries developed from there, often helped by an invisible companion who sounded like a wise elder in my head. I think we all have that voice, I’m just not afraid to admit it.

Much later I found the three main questions that made people most curious. Who is God? Is there life after death? Are we alone in the universe? I explored them, too, and in so doing my life experiences provided the answers, though they rarely matched with popular beliefs. I certainly didn’t expect them, yet I was set up from birth to become curious. I took the bait; hook, line and sinker. It led down an immense and intense rabbit hole.

Experience Beyond the Norm

Prompted by the knowledge that I was adopted, I had an insatiable curiosity about extended family beyond the physical; a child’s curiosity about mother and father God and beyond. I became aware of a companion, an inner voice of an adult male, that I could converse. In the mid-60s answers to the quest turned into nightly trips to orange cigar-shaped clouds, though never able to remember inside. I had this sense of family that I couldn’t wait to experience again. The experiences would always start with a high-pitched tone, a frequency in my head that seemed to tune me in, sometimes producing OBEs as well.

During my first year in college, technically a 6th quarter sophomore as a result of the CLEP tests, I continued my quest to know truth. I’d practiced meditation, had multiple OBEs and taken a few trips by then. The internal question continued, the voice more instructional and during an afternoon meditation it asked if I was willing to die for what I believed in. It was synchronistic, of course, as I had a protracted prayer request a week before, to know truth and willing to die for it if necessary.

I chose ‘cosmic consciousness’ and simply ‘let go’ of the physical at a perfectly timed moment, which led to and OBE and finding myself in the ‘light’ described by Sanskrit as samadhi, a state of oneness and complete absorption beyond the mind-self. I went beyond that as well, to a state of being surrounded by points of light, something alluded to in the Bush era yet quite different in reality and has no lexicon for demarcation. The awareness of this frequency pervaded the experience, yet added to it instead of distracting my attention.

Coming back into this world, even though I was only gone for a couple of minutes, was like entering my body/mind for the first time. It was almost foreign at first, yet delicious as I felt the sensation of the intimate complexity of my body again. The experience was so intense that I couldn’t keep it to myself and yet was completely misunderstood in trying to articulate it to others afterward. Looking back it is probably like an intelligence or being from a Type III civilization attempting to communicate with a Type I or less, having no way for the lesser to cognate.

Trials and Tribulations

In spite of the trials and tribulations the journey afterward brought, I was still curious about ‘God’ and how things worked in the span of consciousness I had experienced, from form to formless and back again. I read every spiritual text I could get my hands on for over a decade. I got married and began raising a family with four children until I couldn’t. It was like a timed release, a divorce I didn’t want from a destructive relationship no one deserved. I found myself post-divorce and deeply conflicted at thirty not-so-onederful.

I prayed and searched for self again, only this time real people showed up. I was drawn to a group who practiced the Awareness techniques developed by William Swygard in the 1950s. They also followed the teachings of Ray Standford as members of the Association for the Unfoldment in Man. I moved into the house that was their regular meeting place.

The Swygard techniques, possibly the first remote-viewing procedures, were facilitated processes that allowed an experiencer to move about inner planes and explore spirit guides, chakras and Akashic records (Multi-Level) and, in another, traverse 9 planes of consciousness while pausing in each for reflection and understanding (Multi-plane); in essence non-linear and non-local experiential events. I was already prone to easy exits, so the techniques enabled me to explore easily and report back. The job of the facilitator was not just to guide the experience, they recorded the responses to questions along the way.

The experiencer was always in charge of their direction, though, unlike hypnotic suggestions that I found present in many of the regressionists or abduction-related hypnotherapists that I met later, embedded in the Ufology field and not necessarily helpful to it. The absence of fear in the facilitations using the Swygard method was profound. A decade and a half later I created a digital version of the Multi-plane that wasn’t as personal, yet offered a wider experiential playing field for others.

The events prepared me for another spontaneous event, an answer to questions about God and the Trinity, not necessarily from a Christian perspective either. In preparing for a Multi-level, I was invited to join an entity I met in college that is what one might call a ‘guide’ or ‘ally’ in Castaneda’s world.  He escorted me across the universe in what seemed like a kind of wormhole, conversing about my ‘progress’ as we went, and arrived at a display that instantly filled me with awe – three huge white gold-tinged spheres surrounded by perhaps a dozen much smaller bright green spheres.

When I went to see Contact for the first time nearly a decade later I wept during the scene where Ellie went through the wormhole and arrived at the peripheral view of a magnificent starscape. The display seemed like someone had re-created my own experience and put it on the screen for others to share if they could. It was so impactful I didn’t have the desire to talk for hours afterward. I had the same feeling after my only experience of channeling during the same period of engaging Swygard’s work. The sense of awe made me speechless afterward.

It wasn’t just the scene of the spheres that gave me pause. There was another voice, like several as one, that seemed to come from the spheres in answer to my question about God. “We are not only your forefathers, we are also the forefathers of your solar system.” So where does one put that in the collection and referencing of files? What it did was give me more questions, the primary being, ‘if this is the macro, what is the micro?’ I still didn’t comprehend ‘what’ the spheres were, though I knew they were the Creators as we know them.

Frequency of Information

Several years later, in between viewings of the newly released ‘What the Bleep,’ and a discussion with William Arntz, it occurred to me that it must be the electron, proton and neutron. The ‘space’ is where the consciousness or intelligence that manages manifestation resides. I realized nearly two decades earlier that the 666 was the carbon atom, the science behind the number of knowledge and wisdom, the number of man.

The bridge between science and spirituality was making sense yet I couldn’t even begin to grok the equations that would define it mathematically, though I knew they had to be developed or already exist somewhere. Like the primer in Contact, there had to be something that explained the experience in mathematical and/or scientific terms. In the background in every instance was this frequency, subtle and discrete, yet it was there. I think in some respects it also appears as a cognitive relationship; conversations that matter in our head.

The frequency was perplexing, though. Although it vacillated to some degree, it was always present in the experiences and, the more I was able to listen it seemed to always be there in the background. Sometimes it would get louder for a moment, be in one ear or the other more prominently. The standard response was that it was Tinnitus, though no medical tests were able to prove it. It became a constant companion when I was young and is still with me today. Does focused listening promote or provoke experiences?

Enter the extended communication and events with non-human intelligence and the appearance of various forms we now call greys, insectoids, mantids and reptilians along with some humanoid types. I didn’t put any star-system references to them, nor did I ask. It didn’t seem necessary to know. The frequency, though, was much more intense. I hadn’t made the connection with the Solfeggio frequencies yet, but I did notice subtle differences with each race.

I was visited multiple times over a several year period in the early 90s, one rather strange that was a little embarrassing, yet all seeming to know me beyond any circumstantial events, like we’d been in communication for some time. Each had something to offer to tie-in the previous knowledge I’d gained from childhood through the Swygard period in the summer of 1989, as well as further initiations into what was being referred to as the Ashtar Command. A startling event came a decade later.

The initiations and interactions were nearly too much to take in and still have some functionality in the world, as in holding a job and paying bills. I managed to do it though, as well as produce and host a television show to explore the inner promptings of others and how they dealt with overcoming fears in their personal lives and professional careers. I interviewed over 200, from contactees to city managers to ethnic leaders and university provosts.

These conversations provided a good anchor to explore the dynamics of what had been shared through the previous encounters, from college to the present at that time. I’d always been more alert with synchronistic events, yet what I noticed was events and meeting people began to ‘just happen’ on a more regular basis, apparently as a result of my contemplation and questions toward integrating the understanding I’d been given in pragmatic ways. Giving a glimpse of how people worked through various trials and tribulations to our audience might help them feel like they aren’t alone in the plights.

Perspectives Galore

I was led to various people during this period as well and was instrumental in organizing events that included metaphysical as well as extraterrestrial perspectives and had from 150 to over 5,000 patrons, earning a MBA and Secondary Teaching certification as well. I had a conversation with Dr. Edgar Mitchell during one of them, sharing our interest in consciousness, frequency and contact with intelligent beings beyond our scope of understanding.

I attended many events, had conversations with authors, ‘experts’ and patrons. What I observed with rare exception was a fascination with sensationalism, conspiracy theories and cover-ups that were far from the reality I had been experiencing. Conversations with presenters seemed strained when I asked questions about direct-experience or understanding garnered regarding anything to do with consciousness and/or the engagement of other races toward some beneficial end.

Then things got really intense for a couple of years, a more public engagement of Ufology to the extent of accepting a leadership role during a conference in Camp Verde, Arizona. My life was turned upside down, or right side up depending on how you look at it. I thought I was prepared, yet a couple of months later I had a week-long symposium onboard a ship and was emceeing the entire thing. I built my first website with articles and information from scouring the web, including all the resources I could find at the time and soon was getting over 25,000 visits a month. Then I got disillusioned with people and process and took it down, redesigned it and moved forward.

I got involved with other passions for a while. I played drums for a few outcasts and social misfits, taught high school, ran the electronic scoring system for fund-raising go-cart races around the country on weekends. I went from public to charter high schools and earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Management in which I wrote a business plan for a peer-community school/village. Then I began facilitating pre-construction partnering workshops, earned a transformational life coaching certification, traveled the country with theater groups and a couple of musical legends, worked for a performing arts center and eventually took over a local UFO Meetup group in 2008 (now defunct).

Frequency within UFOlogy

In 2010, the International UFO Congress moved from Laughlin, Nevada to Fountain Hills, Arizona and I got a few members of our Meetup group to share a vendor table. I’d published a few books by then, too. The following May I had another visitation, only it was different this time. I was awakened by some familiar folks, tall greys I’d known for decade and a half. They showed up, announced I was getting an ‘upgrade’ and proceeded during our brief conversation. I was actually thrilled to feel and hear them again. The ‘upgrade’ felt like something was installed in the back of my head. The sensation was rather intense, but certainly not painful in any respect.

The following year, during the IUFOC, one of our group told me she was shown/told of a device that apparently plugged me into the cosmic computer that was in the back of my head. I hadn’t shared my ‘installation’ experience with anyone except the woman I was living with at the time… no one. It was interesting for me as back in 2000 I had a conversation with Dan Winter, where without provocation he shared with me that he believed ASHTAR was the acronym for the cosmic computer. Go figure…

I continued with the IUFOC for a few years, met the folks  at a business expo who designed a digital wire-frame template for curating RSS feeds on virtually any topic. We soon created UfologyPRSS by early 2013 and launched it at the IUFOC that year. The owner of the company had an interest in UFOs so the timing was perfect, yet again. I also did an interview in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains the same month in the backyard of Cynthia Crawford, the et sculptor (RIP). At time the frequency was almost distracting.

The interview was a public leap into the rabbit hole, a transparency in conversation I hadn’t been able to experience to date. I have to give credit to Adam Abraham for being centered, open and asking the right questions without prejudice of any kind. I exposed myself completely, as transparent and vulnerable as I’ve ever been, yet felt comfortable with Adam and the surroundings in doing so. I noticed the fluctuation of the frequency during it, felt an openness of information flow and yet completely conscious of participant, observer and source.

Helpful Events

Over the next few years, communication of intention and supporting information regarding the evolution of our planetary civilization became more prevalent in all my ‘contact’ events. It had been obvious that our leadership, around the world, had been steering us toward destruction and needed some serious redirection. I’m just one guy, so how could that possibly work? I was reminded of the thoughtmosphere, the points of light and the volunteers who’ve come to serve.

I noticed a shift in the kinds of movies that were addressing the extraterrestrial element. They went from the standard Hollywood model of fear-based non-sense, like they’d done with Travis Walton’s story, to something more poignant. Film makers were actually looking at the non-human higher intelligence and helpful qualities beyond our fear-based responses to some perceived alien threat. At the same time, the conversations in Ufology began to consider a more benevolent side of the paradoxical equation they’d been running for decades.

Consciousness, the intimate connection with everything, began appearing in open discussions. People began talking about hearing frequencies that accompanied events and the notion that there really is no threat from space. Along the way I created several websites to demonstrate alternatives and share with others who felt connected to the same ideals. These included my original website remodeled, Mothership Cafe, Planetary Citizens, Independence Arizona and UfologyPRSS.

Back to the frequency, not just the scheduling of events, but the actual frequency that many are reporting being able to hear either just prior to or during contact events. What is it all about? How does it fit in with experiencer explorations into realms we barely know anything about, except the references in some ancient spiritual texts? Could giving it more attention enhance our ability to explore knowledge and understanding of this cosmic order we’re discovering?

Science of Frequency

Let’s go to the science side of things. The electromagnetic spectrum covers a wide range of frequencies, waves that may become particles in the awareness of observation, that spans creation. We have brain waves that are within this spectrum, demarcated into ranges of consciousness from waking to deep trance. We can measure them, but we don’t really have the ability to hear them in our ‘normal’ range of perception for the most part.

Some time ago, in the late 80s, I was introduced to the Shabda as the vibration of all things, like the combination of spiritual and material substances on Earth, also known as the ‘sound current.’ Since that time I’ve notice more explanations of it, yet it is essentially the same, only expanded to the audible stream of energy, emanating from the center of creation. It doesn’t take a great leap to connect the electromagnetic spectrum to this audible energy. It’s a frequency.

Within that frequency, when one can focus attention, are many realms that open to experiential moments. I can’t say that I’ve consistently visited them, though in what appears to be serendipitous and synchronistic moments, I’ve had access. Sometimes for fleeting moments and sometimes for extended periods. I mention the ability I believe we all have to enter those realms in a conversation with Dr. Mishlove, where we discuss a ‘new world order’ that is basically an acknowledgement and alignment with these ‘harmonic’ frequencies that permeate our reality.

Something within us connects us to everything else, though we may not understand it or, more appropriately, be able to utilize it to evolve into a greater experience of being. The evidence of the possibility to do so is contained in every spiritual path, yet there has been no science that brings the hemispheres of the brain together to work as one. The analytical and creative have essentially been at odds for centuries if not millennia. How might we bridge them?

Tom Campbell, who began with Bob Monroe in exploring OBEs to develop both material and practice methods for adventures, states that his work has been an effort to explain the right-brained worlds to left-brain thinkers. Could the corpus collasum, the membrane between the two, be like the center line of the Tao in defining a permeable boundary between the two? In considering the primer from Contact and how it brought a two-dimensional image that made no sense into a three-dimensional view that allowed the building of the machine, also contained in a frequency that was deciphered with math, is there something we’re missing with the Tao?

This may be a stretch for many, to consider a three-dimensional model of the Tao and what it might reveal. We know that energy pulses through our neurocircuitry to convey messages. Light pulses also travel the glass tubes to deliver data packets across the web. If we look at the Tao, the yin/yang symbol, can we envision the pulse of light traveling the strands of DNA in the double-helix, one side light the other dark and reversing as part of a data delivery system deeply embedded in our bodies as a mechanism for consciousness to emerge and align us with a higher order?

Speaking of DNA and hydrogen, there is biology and science that bring the two together in a most elegant way as well. We already know that our sun is comprised of 75% hydrogen. It supplies us with energy for sustenance on so many levels. Harnessing the energy completely, including our solar system, puts us in the Type II Civilization ranking. Let’s look internally.

The hydrogen atom is the bonding agent for the helix of DNA. The complementary base pairs of guanine with cytosine and adenine with thymine connect to one another using hydrogen bonds. These hydrogen bonds between complementary nucleotides are what keeps the two strands of a DNA helix together. Fascinating, huh? Hydrogen atoms, like fractals, are everywhere. Let’s dive a little deeper.

Frequency of Hydrogen et al

The frequency of hydrogen is roughly 1420 MHz and sounds like radio static. It’s interesting to note that the voice of Vrillion, a radio transmission in 1977 that interrupted a British newscast, has a static within it that is consistent throughout the broadcast. I don’t know that any analysis has been done on the static, yet the message from the Ashtar Command has mixed reviews. The same message, essentially, was contained as binary code in a crop circle in August of 2002, “Beware the bearers of false gifts and their broken promises. Much pain but still time. Believe. There is good out there. We oppose deception.”

More recently, as a result of reconnecting with a television show host who inspired me as I was doing One World in the early 90s, I was introduced to a fascinating model of reality called the Triadic Dimensional Distinction Vortical Paradigm, TDVP for short. Developed by Drs. Vernon Neppe and Edward Close the mathematical model presents the concept of consciousness, space and time being tethered across a 9 dimensional framework. Reality involves a unified wholeness of the infinite and finite with the infinite pervading the finite experience of content and extent in the Space, Time and “Consciousness” Substrates. This finite-infinite reality is relative to all dimensional-distinction factors, and experienced subjectively (by individual units).

A recent movie titled simply, UFO, and stars one of our favorites from the X-Files, Gillian Anderson, is a story about a sighting and the discovery of a frequency contained in static in the 1420 MHz range that is recorded by the tower at Cincinnati airport. A young college student, a gifted mathematician, discovers it contains an elegant display of mathematical precision that has relevance in current applications of known equations and formulas used to explore communication and locations in space. These equations revealed things like the frequency of the basic hydrogen atom, the most prevalent atom in the universe. It also introduces the Fine-Structure Constant, denoted by α, which might have some relevance in referencing spiritual texts as well.

As I was writing this it occurred to me that the phrase, “I am the Alpha and Omega,” might have some scientific significance, energy and matter within us all. The anthropic principle is a controversial argument of why the fine-structure constant has the value it does: stable matter, and therefore life and intelligent beings, could not exist if its value were much different. The symbol Ω has applications throughout mathematics and physics in surprising relationships. Could it be that the phrase actually integrates energy and matter instead of alluding to some personage in Revelations? Could it possibly mean we are all able to access this awareness or knowledge?

With all that in mind, the intention is to create a flow, a stream of consciousness that assists in investigating the current presentation of information across a wide-spectrum of experiencer perturbations, questions that no doubt are surfacing in the consideration of a new living awareness that is permeating the consciousness of many today. We do have to think differently and pull ourselves out of the deceptive and divisive notions of traditional fear-based human perspectives.

We seek flow; the unimpeded data transfer and development of a new kind of planetary civilization that allows us earthlings the ability to join a greater universal experience. It is my opinion that as we increase the energy of what we call love toward each other, even focusing on and intentionally sharing the ‘frequency’ from within, our world will change for the better rapidly. As it is, we don’t really know if we have time, yet time is all we have. Let’s use it wisely.

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How Do We Qualify Ufology or Any Information?

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“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?

It would seem that a consistent method for discerning or discovering truth, even if relative, would be available to the intentional seeker. Of course there are varying degrees of the depth of the quest for truth, from cursory to quantum, yet consistency is key. If we accept that we have built-in bullshit meters, then we can at least begin to discover them within our awareness.

What kind of tell-tale signs does ‘truth’ have in this, or any, environment? We pay too much attention to paper and not people, imho. People will show themselves to those who know how to look. When they do, believe them. Not necessarily what they say, but who they are and how they show up authentically. You don’t have to be an expert at micro-expressions. Truth has a ring to it, literally, though it’s an internal ring.

Perhaps truth, vibrationally speaking, is like a covalent bond where electrons are shared in a kind of quantum entanglement. The resonance of truth occurs in the receiver as well as the transmitter whether person, place or thing. Our bodies are both, so it would make sense that the reciprocal resonance is at least felt if not understood. We aren’t accustomed to relying on feelings or sensations, though. That’s where things get a little messy for a time while we explore and practice honing our skills.

There are certain characteristics we can count on, some external tests we can perform initially as we deploy our discernment tools. Until the inner tools are developed, the outer ones are most helpful as one is able to observe without attachment. Like the progress toward self-awareness, we must observe our intentions and distractions. Here’s some considerations from the works of Brent Cunningham on using the external… makes sense common.

POPULAR REASONS WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE
Before we take a look at what I think are the three essential tests for evaluating any truth-claims, let’s briefly look at some popular, but less than stellar reasons often used by people to test whether or not something is true—the claim and then a response:

1. Instinct — “It seems true to me.”
To this statement we must simply ask . . .
. . . Why?  What is guiding one’s instinctual ability to judge between competing truth-claims?
2. Feelings — “I like the feeling I get.” or “It feels right.”
. . . Can feelings be mistaken?
3. Wish fulfillment — “The God that I (want to) believe in would never send someone to hell.”
. . . Maybe not, but the God one wants to believe in may not be the God who actually exists.  We can never determine objective truth simply by what we want to be true.
4. Custom — “This is the way I / my family / my culture has always been.”
. . . Can they be mistaken?  What if one came from a Nazi background?
5. Popularity contest — “Well, ‘everyone’ believes it.”
. . . Again, can ‘everyone’ be wrong?  Counting noses is never a good means of determining truth.
6. Pragmatism — “It works for me, therefore it must be true.”
. . . However, almost anything can ‘work’ for a time.  Truth works overall.  For instance, a belief may ‘work’ at ridding oneself of guilt by denying it rather than absolving it.
7. Significance — “It gives my life meaning.”
. . . Is the meaning simply the result of wish-fulfillment or is it connected with reality?

Obviously, all of the above reasons for believing something to be true seem deficient and not the best tests to determine whether or not a truth-claim is really true (although, #s 6 & 7 do seem to be better candidates that #s 1-5).  Nevertheless, I think there are three criterion for testing truth-claims which, when used together, offer us the best chances of determining true beliefs.  Here they are.

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.

SUMMARY
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.

APPLIED UNDERSTANDING

In the field of Ufology there is so much information that has no solid proof, no tangible substance, other than the ability to string what little facts we have into some kind of logical presentation. We all wish this was different, yet beyond the little credible and tangible material we have, much is still in the subjective realms of experiencers who are often bereft of the cognitive skills to manage, let alone interpret, their ‘contact’ events. 

Truth is discoverable, of course, yet we have to run it through all the tests for coherence, correspondence and adequacy. It has a resonance to it that meets all those standards, a measurable sensation within our array of receptors. Well-developed receptors have already been categorized and labeled as the ‘clair-alls’* of extra-sensory perception. We all have them but few actually use them, probably because of the ‘I want to believe’ factor within Ufology.

Consciousness, not just sentience, is the prevailing discovery of the time. Consciousness in the sense of a connected awareness and experience of a greater theme in our lives, an experiential reality that bridges quantum (discrete) with the gross (whole). The resonance of both cohesion and coherence is what we can sense with the finer senses within our awareness. It is the challenge of accessing and practicing these senses that is our current challenge.

The constructs of reality also have significance, even if we don’t understand the laws or principles involved. For instance, the The Triadic Dimensional-Distinction Vortical Paradigm is a metaparadigmatic model developed equally by Drs. Vernon Neppe and Edward Close. In essence, it demonstrates that consciousness, space and time are tethered together.

It would seem there is a singular or individuated consciousness that is distributed across dimensions yet capable of observing each. The following video shares some important information relating to the topic, the process of integrating experiences and the options for consideration. It is an excerpt from an interview with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove on New Thinking Allowed.

*FOR REFERENCE

Clair- Senses – (from: http://www.okinhealth.com/articles/10-clairsenses-intuition-emily-matweow)

Clair is a word describing types of clear sensitivity corresponding to our physical and intuitive senses. Clair begins words that name our intuitive abilities. The following are definitions of the various Clair Senses:

CLAIRCOGNIZANCE – INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE – Clear knowledge is when a person has psychic knowledge without any physical explanation or reason. Claircognizance includes precognition and retro cognition – knowledge of the future and knowledge of the past. There are no restrictions as to what may be known with clear knowledge.

CLAIRVOYANCE – INTUITIVE VISION – The ability to see objects, actions, or events distant from the present without the use of eyes is called clairvoyance. It transcends time and space and may be a result of what is seen through the third eye (sometimes referred to as our mind’s eye) or the fourth eye.

CLAIRAUDIENCE – INTUITIVE AUDIO or HEARING – This is the ability to perceive sounds or words and extrasensory noise from sources broadcasting from the spiritual or ethereal realm. These tones exist beyond the reach of rational human experience and beyond the limitations of ordinary space and time. For example:

    • – sounds made by a person’s body;
    • – sounds made by living things;
    • – sounds made by nature;
    • – sounds made by man-made things;
    • – sounds made by interactions of the above; and
    • – ethereal sounds like voices of the dead, specters, or mystic music.

CLAIRSENTIENCE – INTUITIVE KNOWING BY FEELING – This refers to a person’s ability to acquire knowledge by feeling. A person who feels the vibration of other people, animals, and places is clairsentient. There are many degrees of clairsentience, ranging from the perception of thoughts and emotions in others to their illnesses and injuries. This ability differs from clairvoyance because the knowledge comes only from feeling in the body.

Clairsentience includes an individual feeling the physical and emotional pain of land where atrocities have happened; jealousy, insecurity, fear, or displeasure in others; or others’ physical pain.

CLAIRSALIENCE – INTUITIVE SMELL = Clairsalience, also known as clairscent or clairscentency, involves smelling a fragrance or odor of a substance, person, place, or animal not in one’s surroundings. These odors are perceived without the use of the physical nose and beyond the limitations of ordinary time and space.

CLAIRTANGENCY INTUITIVE KNOWING by TOUCHING – Clairtangency is psychometry. The clairtangent handles an object or touches something and in doing so knows information about the object or its owner or its history that was not known beforehand. Clairtangency can also apply to touching a living being.

CLAIRTACTION – INTUITIVE TOUCH – I introduce this label for a “new” unnamed Clair. I chose taction because it is an archaic word defined as “the act of touching or making contact.”

Clairtaction is the ability to sense being touched by a spiritual being or entity and the knowing of information about that spirit. Further, it includes a telekinetic-like ability to extend a touch to both physical and etheric entities in such a way that both the recipient and the psychic have awareness of the feeling. This means that the clairtactient may touch a person who is present or remote without physically touching him or her and the person being touched will, if aware enough, be able to identify where he or she is being touched and the nature of the touch.  It also means that the clairtactient can touch something ethereal with both purpose and awareness.

CLAIRGUSTANCE – INTUITIVE TASTE – Clear tasting involves being able to taste something without actually putting it into your mouth. It’s the perfect diet plan. 😉 A person who has clairgustance experiences tastes associated with events or people, memories or sensations often accompanied with clairsalience.

CLAIREMPATHY – INTUITIVE FEELING of EMOTION – Clairempathy is the ability to know people and their energies. A person who has clairempathy psychically experiences the thoughts or attitudes of a person, place, or animal and then feels the associated mental, emotional, physical, and/or spiritual results. The result of this clear empathetic experience may be a very physical response for the psychic in proportion to the psychic’s empathic sensitivity.

CLAIRELOQUENCE – INTUITIVE COMMUNICATING – Claireloquence is a second new Clair. It is the requirement to use precisely the right word or combination of words in order to accomplish a specific objective. Claireloquence connotes that it is the exact meaning of a word that is the result when it may in fact be the performative nature of the word or the exact phonology, or sound system, of the word to encode meaning that is the desired result. I believe that it can be either and both.

CLAIRESSENCE – INTUITIVE EMBODIMENT – Clairessence is a third new Clair I have come to understand and validate. It is the fundamental “Clair of all Clairs.” It is both the easiest and the most difficult to explain, for it is the Clair of Ascension; by the time we fully understand this Clair it will no longer be significant because we will be “it”.

The origin of clairessence is the point of origin of our nature. It is the mathematical and vibrational perfection with which all life was created. It is the ideal we seek to attain in the successful embodiment and integration of all of our senses within our rational and non-rational selves. It is the state we seek to return to – a state without distortion that is more refined, by virtue of experience, than when it was created.

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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 me 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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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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