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The Good Old Days

A View from the Bleachers

Not that it really matters, but I’ve been watching the field of Ufology develop since my introduction as Bruce to Jim Delittoso in the late 80s. Zen hadn’t happened yet; still a few years away. Until then, I’d been relatively free of public engagement, let alone discussion of my experiences. I felt a bit pensive and yet willing to take some chances.

I was pulled in to the ‘scene’ as my curiosity in Jim’s work and all the folks that showed up at Village Labs we piqued, to say the least. Until then, I was a rather naive and trusting sort from rural Indiana. Granted I had started early with regular visits to the orange cigar-shaped cloud, so the scene was not unfamiliar with it’s stories and tales. Michael Tanner and Jim became regular visits and delivering a beautiful and brilliant package to Jim sure helped. When I introduced Susan to Jim, Ufaux was soon launched with Jerry Wills on bass, Susan on drums and Jim on keyboards.

Somewhat surreptitiously and yet willingly I dove into the field, attended Tim Beckley’s Aliencoming-together and New Age Agenda expos in Phoenix while working with the New Age Alliance to put on one of the first large New Age events at the Biltmore Resort. Jerry Wills introduced us as well. I traveled to Sedona a few times, too, where I met Dr. Frank Stranges and Wes Bateman at a gathering and spent many hours in conversations with each.

At the time I was alone and fresh out of a divorce, heart-broken and searching for self. Al Bielek, unknown to me at the time, called and invited me out to lunch one day. It made for a skeptical optimist, determined to compare experiences with lofty tales of extraterrestrial encounters. Having some good ears to listen and reflect made a big difference to this seeker of the unusual and weird running alongside a very normal if not practical life of recovery from the loss of my family.

Those events and a television show gave me an opportunity afforded few, and the cursory wounds healed quickly. I was aware of the invisible hand and a few handlers, too. A few years later I road in one of Roy Haddix’s limos with Alicia Greig to Tucson and the first International UFO Congress, arranged by Jim.  I’d met Wendelle Stephens at the Lab and Bob Dean for the first time at the event with Ted Loman, Dave Thompson and Ken Lilgegren as part of the production crew. Miriam Delicado and Travis Walton were there as well.

Dave, Jim, Miriam, Travis and I had a short and sweet reunion at the last IUFOC on the patio just before the awards dinner. Relationships forged early in the coming of age of Ufology weather many storms; trials and tribulations that seem to be the norm among the cohorts and converts. The sad thing is that competition has replaced cooperation and collaboration as folks turned the environment into profit centers that bring out undesirable influencers, imho.

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Ann Fogg, Nester Night Owl

Since those early times I’ve had the honor of meeting some very respectable people in the field. I was even fortunate enough to be the logistical producer for the Prophets Conference in 1997. The Phoenix Lights had happened earlier, and the Labs were interview central. Background conversations were plentiful as I had a great crew and could easily move about the cabin once the event began. Ann Fogg and Pieter Oosthuizen were great problems solvers and problems were few.

The only challenge was when we weren’t fast enough bicycling the A/V equipment and David Icke had to wait. I got an earful for that I didn’t expect, left a bad taste. Dr. Edgar Mitchell and I had several intimate conversations that few have I’m sure. Jose and Lloydine Arguelles were delightful, having some quality time with them while officing out of Village Labs was amazing for sure. I’d been able to ask direct questions, share experiences and corroborate understanding I sorely needed. That year was phenomena-ful for me.

Things got more intense as the years went on yet I always seemed to be able to manage bridging personal and professional worlds, with a little flair at times. I had a lot of fun playing in the background and spent a considerable amount of time behind the curtain, so to speak. I watched as people changed and morphed, not physically per se, but ethically and morally and some things just didn’t make sense.

As it got more in vogue to share stories, I’ve seen more posers come out of the woodwork than I care to admit. I’ve always questioned my own experience. Heck, I’m even okay with others questioning it, too. Over the last decade I’ve observed some good people with similar experience get set aside while more conspiracy theories crop up to keep the cauldron of fear nice and warm. It seems the effort to evolve is rife with dissenters and doom spreaders.

I’m reminded of the crop circle from August of 2002 that delivered a very interesting message, et-disc-binarywarning of the deceit and deception to come. As some valiant humans seek to evolve toward a greater consciousness, assisted by some very interested off-planet parties, the squeaking wheels still get the grease. It seems the scene has turned a profit lately and we certainly wouldn’t want to screw that up.

There are some voices of reason that appear here and there, looking for deeper truths and making sense common. Their words resound in the hearts and minds of those who have similar designs with their inquiry – to understand the nature and truth of the interaction of non-human intelligence across the apparent dimensional doorways accessible only to those who remain faithful and fearless. That place within is available for anyone to choose. We’re still invited to go there.

Thanks for reading. Perhaps the longer version may interest you… Zendor the Contrarian – A Seminal View of Consciousness, Cosmology and the Congruence of Science and Spirituality.

Aliens Among Us – Human Hybrids

Aliens Among Us – Human Hybrids

This so reminds me of Ruth Montgomery’s book, and I hope if you haven’t read it that you do so. Alrightythen, the information this video presents I find to be personally conflicting with a vast experiential reality I know to be true for me. It includes several near-death experiences, one of which I encountered hundreds of points of lights that I was informed I was to work with in order to facilitate a new world order (harmony among people and planet) and that it would happen in my lifetime. Incredulous as that may sound, I’ve lived my life accordingly and have developed an understanding and trust with every race I’ve encountered – NONE of them have any intention of invading or taking over Earth… PERIOD. It just doesn’t work that way.

My life experiences also include life-long contact and interaction beyond most of the things you read about and/or hear about all over the Net. I’m okay with being an outcast and social misfit. As a matter of fact, that was  the name of the band I played in for years – Outcasts and Social Misfits. I began contact on board an orange cigar-shaped ship, noted in Ruth’s book as the most common contact experience in the Midwest in the late 50s and early 60s. They’ve progressed to the point where I get pulled in to conferences on board or even ‘somewhere in consciousness,’ occasionally while I’m functioning in an organizer and/or presenter role here on Earth simultaneously. It usually happens during times of respite, though.

The process we are engaging now and what I feel ‘The Conduit is Closing’ referred to is one of the notion of any fear-based living, wherever the notion may find a hook in human consciousness. The natural order of the universe is one of harmony, chaordic (chaos to order) in nature yet, like the tesseract, is constantly moving forward. I’ve witnessed this as a sense of connectedness and ‘oneness’ within humanity at present. There are certainly many who exhibit an advanced sense of knowing, understanding and even living this truth.

Innumerable planetary civilizations have evolved throughout the universe, each experiencing the movement toward a multidimensional experience. There have even been psycho-spiritual technologies presented here for exploration of this potential, and often experiencable,  reality. One such is called the Multi-plane Awareness Technique and I experienced it in 1989. I’ve also made it available online for others and incorporated the 9 Solfeggio frequencies, too. Perhaps it may help you in your own exploration. There is a certain faith and trust involved in the evolution of self toward Self, from ego to Wego. This can be a key component of exploring the realms of cosmic consciousness we have, condensed into these forms as Natural Order.

Now on the subject of human hybrids. I find this notion a bit shallow and certainly separative in nature, but completely understandable as a label put on those who are advanced souls (or whatever you might call them) that exhibit certain behaviors and capabilities of demonstrating, through articulation and actual living, appearing anomalous to most human perceptions.  These sorts, not being out of sort, have often remained hidden and yet influential in seeding the thoughtmosphere, able to use telepathic skills to create multiple levels of communication – human to human and ‘transceivers’ for celestial/cosmic/federation (yes, the Ashtar Command/Galactic Federation is made up of all races, united as ONE to help humanity evolve toward its rightful place in universe affairs) communication.

What humans listening to such things as the video above fail to recognize is that it is shared through human lenses, steeped in duality and inconsistent with cosmic consciousness. Humans, having the choice to stay separate or join as one, often remain separate because of the fear-based notions that have been so insidiously and surreptitiously promoted by a select few humans (read The Lucifer Principle). Humans, because of this, often fear the unknown as something threatening instead of being open to exploring new frontiers in love, the ‘free’ energy that permeates the space between each proton, electron and neutron in the atoms and molecules that make up our physical world.

According to many, I am a hybrid and am known as the son of Ashtar and Athena as well.  Yes, that has to do with the Ashtar Command. It is not by any of my doing personally. As a matter of fact, I’ve been reluctant to accept it and resistant to the notion for decades. Still, it persists and after putting it on the chopping block and whacking away at it for nearly 30 years, I’m beginning to consider it deeper. It certainly would explain why I’ve had so much contact and even found myself facilitating a meeting of hundreds of lifeforms in February of 2001 on board the New Jerusalem, themed with ‘First Contact.’ I cannot deny the experience, nor was it any kind of confabulation no matter how incredulous it sounds.

Regardless of experience or perception of others I’ve lived my life in a way that I am able to garner understanding of how people, places and things work together better (a possibilities coagulator) as well as develop a professional background of demonstrating it. I’ve been in a number of industries, facilitating projects with various missions and visions. One of the latest was as a facilitator for the F-35 Operations and Training Facility at Luke AFB, bringing the stakeholders of the project together in a ‘partnering’ workshop at the Naval Training Center at Luke AFB.

Ron James has some real momentum and poignant points to consider. I Am so thankful for the opportunity to be interviewed on his show, Bigger Questions, that has such great interviews of world-servers and contemporary change-agents…. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzZRLz5z92lMM8GLDf8RHi0GfcL8f1uqq

I don’t know when the post-production of my interview will be done. I can only hope I measure up even slightly to the previous guests. Previous guests include iRobot Founder Colin Angle, Author/Futurist Elliot Maynard, Millennium Project’s Jerome Glen, Dr. Masaru Emoto and Gregg Braden. Apparently I’ve done my homework well. 🙂 I’m continuing, too, with an MIT course through U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society and Self and I’d encourage anyone to take it. They are taking this basic understanding of collaborative conversation to a new level.

So, perhaps what I’ve shared has given you a different perspective to ponder for a bit. I don’t expect you to believe a thing. What I hope is that you begin to test these possibilities, ask better or different questions than previously and observe what unfolds in front of you. If you are reading this, you already have a sense beyond most human understanding, so why not let that sense (or senses) continue to evolve and discover what is about to unfold with a little deeper level of faith, love and trust. It is okay to be skeptical, even to rip it up through all kinds of tests you may know or discover along the way. Eventually, you’ll be presented with the question of whether to accept what you’ve found and enjoy a new living awareness.. or not.

Is Contact Imminent?

As one author, perhaps better known as Zendor the Contrarian, I’ve been keeping up with the rest of the Ufology crowd for decades, observing the many splendor-ed things reported across the gamut of the topic. I’m most interested in the engagement of what Dr. Joseph Burkes calls TOTENCET, the communication of ‘them’ with ‘us’ in oh, so many ways. I posit that the direct experiences, the physical contact, is anomalous because the vibratory rates of the TOTENCET are so far beyond ours that it produces a fight or flight syndrome within the experiencer, not necessarily intended but nevertheless present. It is much more effective to conduct remote access (conscious, dream state, etc) because our minds are at least a little more receptive.

To be present and fully conscious, without mental perturbations, is nearly impossible for most human beings unless they’ve had continual contact for some time, imho, effectively desensitizing or at least getting used to the contrast in vibratory experience… the place of LOVE within us beyond any fear. There is a certain sense, almost one of ‘dropping in’ to a state of consciousness that has been referred to as ‘the silence within’ for millennia. Few attain access to this place because of the tendency for the mind to engage thoughts in rapid-fire and nearly uncontrollable fashion. Still, for those experiencers who’ve reached this place, my words only edify their understanding and, perhaps, their knowing of the beneficent beings who reside there. They are no threat to us… none. Most often they invite us to share in that space of ‘love’ (for lack of a better term) that is almost effervescent or iridescent in our sensory capacity.

In time I believe this will become common; making sense common is a goal we share. I’ve found that there are some rough psycho-spiritual technologies available to explore and, although I don’t have a production studio, I’ve managed to put a couple of them together as they just seem to mirror each other and would work well together…

Trusting relationships are absolutely important, but we often hold back in some way and diminish the capacity of full engagement. It’s like the whole eye of the needle thing in what Marcus is talking about, we have to release everything – especially our attachment to being alive. Sacred journeys and near-death experiences also present these opportunities.

The release of the physical presents new living awareness in the realization that there truly is no death. It is a new level of trust we attain. Consciousness, TOTENCET and formless intelligence all have an open door for us to enter – contact is imminent in that place. Our physical reality, according to science now, has more space than matter. The consciousness that permeates space/time advances our capacity to condense into form, but when we do we have to relearn that we are formless in essence.

That is what the various types of progressive spiritual experiences provide. I take it back to the notion of faith, love and trust. When we have it fully engaged within us, a decided choice indeed, then we automatically open our consciousness to those moments of serendipitous synchronicity; non-linear and non-local events we experience in the physical world simultaneously. Our consciousness flows effortlessly. Our mind has a hard time keeping up because of our belief systems or lack of experience to date. To this end we seek assurance, corroboration and validation of the high strangeness in our lives.

A Fresh Edition – Vetting the Quest for Truth

advice - thoughtSupporting the quest for the truth in Ufology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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