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Contact in the Desert 2016

Contact in the Desert, now in its fourth year and as usual, brought dynamics of experience, perception and research in the thoughtmosphere provided some polarizing information among the presentations at . We all get polarized from time to time and have our moments of not knowing what to believe in. There is plenty of information from both sides, since I mentioned polarity. What’s in the center of that? Our hearts, serene and still, in harmony with the balance within.

The latter was the conversation that seemed to permeate the atmosphere of the patrons at the recent Contact in the Desert, like it was the common message many were receiving. The event itself surely seemed like the advertised, Woodstock of UFOlogy, even with the intense heat that nearly reached 110 degrees at times there were over 2,000 patrons in attendance.

Contact in the Desert 2016 - CITD-amphitheaterOutside at the amphitheater were several panels and other presentations, including this one moderated by David Wilcock. Inside out of the heat were three other presentation destinations that were filled for nearly every speaker. Old timers like Eric Von Daniken (Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past) joined more recent folks like Richard Dolan (UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973) and Giorgio Tsukalos (Ancient Aliens)

In the outer world we no doubt are challenged with ethical, moral and environmental choices on a daily basis. Some in critical places are in a moment to moment scenario often, even more intense and vulnerable than we can imagine. They are everywhere within the ‘system,’ working for the good of all with the people, places and things in place. As a contract facilitator, I sometimes gain access to really cool projects that give me a birds-eye view from inside and an opportunity to have an impact on personal and professional development of the stakeholders.

As things go, several interviews didn’t make it. One did, though, with Jimmy Church. You’ll find it Contact in the Desert 2016 - Graham Hancockbelow. It’s raw, short and poignant. The most notable addition to the fray was Graham Hancock, a researcher in consciousness from the UK, whose work is provocative and worthy of consideration in the author’s opinion. I had a much longer chat with Emmy Award winning director Sid Goldberg, who was conducting a number of on-camera interviews for Earth Mystery News.

The latter emerges as better systems. Certainly there are choices of how to proceed in such fashion. This year’s event was even larger, perhaps 2500 or so, and campers were everywhere. The patrons were no longer the normal patrons and familiar faces from decades of building relationships, but a whole new crowd that included multitudes of millennials. Scheduled presentations and talks began early and festivities lasted until midnight, including a birthday party for George Noory with a live band and dance afterward.

Saturday night’s activities also included a skywatch, where some very interesting lights passed by in succession during the session. The evening began with a bit of centering offered by Kris, one of the amazing folks that kept things running smoothly. The common element of initiating any kind of contact seems to be the willingness to suspend fear of any kind within oneself. It frees the mind/body/spirit to be available for a much different kind of communication, subtler and more refined than any spoken language.

Sunday night’s ceremony included Dr. Dream and his Band of Angels. Yes, that’s me in the background. He lead a process of Contact in the Desert 2016 - Dr.Dream et alspritzing the audience with essential oils while using singing bowls and affirmations to perform what he calls a ‘galactivation,’ where each chakra is energized and vibrationally attuned through the bowls. 333 bowls were distributed in 19 stations around approximately 1,000 to 1500. The harmonics created from octaves of the same note had its effects for sure. It was in preparation for contact with James Gilliland, founder of ECETI

People make the difference in how we proceed with the information and inspiration from these events. Many come out of curiosity. Many come out of sincere interest. Even others come to connect with others, driven by their own experience and understanding of this thing we call ‘extraterrestrial engagement’ that is often obfuscated by emotion and insufficient intrigue. Those so driven recognize a certain change in how reality works for them, providing tasty tidbits in the breadcrumbs along the trail. At times they report it to be quite magical, recognizing the inherent energy of an inconceivably intelligent symphony.

Communication Conundrums

I hear a lot about different conspiracies throughout the ufology community. It has been a mainstay of the disclosure movement. The same exists in other populations that might be considered ‘fringe,’ the age-old story of us vs. them. The last few decades of research across a number of fields strongly suggests there are levels of consciousness that, heretofore, have not been readily shared in public except in small clusters or communities, mostly indigenous. It’s my experience that folks inside the ‘system’ in question, at least in my limited exposure, do their best in an overwhelmingly complex system to handle the needs of those coming here in search of a better life. Creating housing and support for them, especially the children, is a huge responsibility and it has been taken on.

CPC-McAllenMy limited exposure includes facilitating pre-construction partnering workshops for various State and Federal projects, like the F-35 Operations and Maintenance Facility at Luke AFB in Arizona and an upcoming one for Homeland Security and a centralized processing center (CPC) for the droves of unaccompanied children crossing our borders daily. We think in such simple terms about life and love, not realizing the complexity of the organization necessary to deliver any public service let alone the compassion of those in direct contact.

Experiences of those who’ve been contactees and learned of their own choice and empowerment in the process concede that the organizational capacity of these other life forms is so far beyond our comprehension it goes beyond understatement. They’re here, have been here a long, long, long time and yet remained at a distance because of our own need to develop as a planetary civilization, including the transformation from ego to wego we are currently experiencing.

Can you imagine what it takes to coordinate thousands of people to achieve a goal of any kind? It is a production of immense complexity, from talent development (human resources) to the places and things required to deliver the product. Conversations during the CITD event echoed such consideration and compassion for the evolution of our specie, accepting we’ve had a rocky road to date and that change happens as we become more accountable and responsible in our own actions, at whatever level our passion or purpose may invite. Individuals gravitate to resonant fields of performance, from the very material to the very esoteric.

Here to assistBest practices now include holistic systems thinking and talent development includes personal mastery. Like any personal discipline takes years to develop, these kinds of structures take time to change let alone the attitudes from apathy to victimization, all with inherent separative components, that are drug kicking and screaming into a new order. That order begins with learning how to get along and work together toward common goals that emerge from assessing the needs of whatever community is involved. I’m in awe of the process. It naturally draws us toward harmony, understanding and a willingness to work better at being.

Inspiration

In that awe, perhaps, is a core intention of good will and harmony among people and planet. In an unimpeded system, holistic in nature, the natural order would be complementary, even a synergy of symbiotic systems already present. We haven’t been able to adjust our vision until recently, a parallel to the near-vertical information curve we all know about, right? As a trained neutral, facilitator, I get to play a kind of Aikido in the thoughtmosphere when deterrents to progress come up.

These new practices and understanding are permeating the world, slowly, and as we get better at building delivery systems. the time between the clustered housing and finding homes and/or family here already will diminish dramatically. I admit my view has been limited, but at least it’s a view. 🙂 Do you think aliens would treat illegals seeking a better life differently? It would seem only obvious they’ve evolved through our present dilemmas.

The leadership of the ufology community is now considering the development of consciousness and our misunderstanding of the motives due to our lack of awareness, not of ‘them’ but of ourselves. As Jimmy says, “We’re about 22,” as a population. Millions of experiencers are beginning to compare notes on-line and in-person at events like this where being weird is the norm. The experiences are consistent in description of some ‘states’ across the Near-Death Studies, Consciousness Movement, Quantum Theory and the Contact Experiences, which I also weave through Zendor the Contrarian: A Seminal View of Consciousness, Cosmology and the Congruence of Science and Spirituality

Interview with Jimmy Church, in the midst of the magic… (audio is unfiltered, crowd noise may impede clarity). Enjoy! btw.. it’s interesting that just after a few days the parent site UfologyPRSS.com is experiencing some major technical difficulties. In our first three years, this is the first time the site has had problems. Please be patient.

Contact in the Desert 2015

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Contact in the Desert is growing into a premier Ufology event drawing thousands from around the world. When I first arrived on site in 2013 and ran ​into Paul Andrews, I was surprised. Then I decided to rekindle an association that started back in 1998. Paul had invited me to come work for him in LA, just off Venice Beach.

I had spectacular results in running The Prophets Conference in Phoenix the previous October. Jim-ZencompThe only bummer was Cody and Robyn Johnson split town without paying me or Jim Dilettoso (right), who had recommended me to them. We did get something later, but then I had to pay the local waste management and generator folks. It was a sad situation and no one suspected the Axiom Group of such behaviors.

Paul and I didn’t work out at the time back then, but it was good to see he had teamed up with Victoria to produce Contact in the Desert. It was a spectacular showing although at the worst time of year for most folks, especially the elderly. It took two years to move it to May and even this last weekend was a bit too much for many. I ran into a elderly woman using a walker who was obviously determined to be there, but had a heck of time in the heat. Perhaps moving it to a different meteor shower period – Lyrids Meteor Shower – might do, April 22-23 with a full moon on April 22.

Speaking of Victoria, Paul’s event partner, she even got into the act of sharing her experiences and understanding on one of the panels in the amphitheater. It was really great to see one of the event coordinators reveal their story. I’m sure the DVD is available through the Contact in the Desert website. All the presentations will be available soon. Ask around and get your favorites. I think you can get the whole package for around $100.

Zen&JohnAnthonyWest-compI love getting into the thick of things, consistent with my given name, Bruce (means ‘dweller of the thicket), and volunteered as an A/V runner delivering the master copies of DVDs to the duplication station just outside the Sanctuary, the main speaker location. I ran into many folks I’ve known for years and met some new folks as well, like John Anthony West.

Of course there were some challenges with the event. When you have a first-some, first-served entrance into the main events it can be a challenge to get in and/or have a decent seat. There were viewing areas outdoors as well that were packed, too. With folks like Erich Von Daniken, Giorgio Tsoukalos, Jimmy Church and George Noory present there is always a crowd around them. Even at 80 (Erich had a birthday over the weekend) he still stands and delivers with a rapid-fire onset of details and facts from years of experience.

Speaking of experience, Grant Cameron and I had a wonderful, albeit short, chat on Sunday andZen&Grant-comp he requested a copy of Zendor the Contrarian, so I’m waiting with baited breath for the review.  Grant is one of the most observant and reflective of the cadre of Ufologists. He’s a bit like Richard Dolan, who thought I must be tagged upon our initial meeting in Phoenix some years ago. The difference is Grant spends much less time on conspiracy as he looks for the threads of commonality in experiencers and evidence of a larger perspective of Communion amongst humanity and our visitors, entering a new state of consciousness.

The Experiencer Gatherings, hosted by Alan Steinfeld and Barbara Jean Lindsey on Friday and Barbara on Sunday were especially dear to my heart. Many folks come to find corroboration and validation in their experiences, even solace in the fact that they are not alone and their concerns are heard. Each has their own interpretation and understanding depending on their level of consciousness and observation capacity. What seemed to be stressed the most through the sharings was to not be afraid and embrace the energy instead of trying to fight it.

Danny&Zen-compNow that doesn’t mean complete surrender to that which you might feel dangerous. It was mentioned that although one may not be prepared, the process of evolution – coming to terms with the cosmic consciousness condensed into form – is tantamount to rising above the fear, guilt and shame game that inhibits the sense of Oneness that more advanced experiencers acknowledge. The sense of open-heartedness in the meetings was obvious in how folks treated one another, too.

The attendance for the event has grown by leaps and bounds, with parking strewn across the 17-acre grounds. I’m not sure of the exact attendance, but it seemed around a couple thousand. We had around five thousand come through at the Prophets Conference in 1997. Event attendance in general is down from years past, but it’s beginning to climb again. The contrast of being in the open-air instead of hotel or resort environments is refreshing, kinda of a Burning Man rendition of Ufology.

Walking around the grounds at night revealed many small groupings of folks enjoy each others DannySheehan-FREE-compcompany, perhaps for the first time. An observer could easily recognize the exuberance and childlike spontaneity of experiencers all across the event grounds. There were some real serious types that often find it difficult to be happy, but the majority of folks by far enjoyed the weekend of Contact in the Desert.

In view but not a big topic of discussion was the presence of FREE via posters Rey Hernandez left with me from the International UFO Congress in February. I’m already looking forward to next year. Thanks to Paul and Victoria and all the staff and volunteers who made this event a memorable one for thousands. In only its third year it is promising to be one of the largest gatherings in the world now. If you considered going this year, but didn’t, I’d make sure to get your ticket early next year.

Volunteers-FREEWe also invite you to find and visit the Rose Cottage in the evenings for some conversation and comaraderie. You’ll meet some of the most interesting folks in a much more intimate environment. Our small group of diverse and unique travelers will welcome you with style and grace. Look forward to seeing you there!

This year’s gathering included Ron James and Steven Bassett. Ron and I had met several years ago when he owned Dream Theater in the Village of Oak Creek, just outside Sedona. An old friend, Swami Beyondananda, was doing a show there. Ron runs a magnificent network called iVolveTV that features material you just have to explore. He also produced the Citizens Hearing DVDs.

Btw, we’re looking for more authors for UfologyPRSS. If you’d like to contribute, please sent us an email with your contact information and reason for wanting to be a contributor, plus a writing sample or link to something of yours online.

2015 IUFOC – from a patron

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Jim Dilettoso, Zen, Liz Alpert, Clifford Mahooty

A moment in time…

Many years ago the gentleman on the far left in photo, Jim Dilettoso, along with Ret. Col. Wendelle Stevens (RIP) organized the first International UFO Congress in Tucson, AZ. I was quite fortunate to have been able to be there, arriving in a limousine owned by a mutual friend, Roy Haddix (RIP), along with the future mother of Jim’s awesome daughter.. now a teenager. Some really amazing things have happened over the years.

The event today brings people from all over the world. Mine is a personal experience of connecting with others and sharing what we’ve found in our personal direct experiences and relationships forged from internal and external perspectives, something that is not particularly shared on stage by the presenters. Most of that information is perhaps more linear and, quite honestly, polarized in one perspective or another. Below is a series of interviews I did at an event in Sedona in 1992, which includes Jim Dilettoso and others. It’s a veritable synopsis of what is and has been going on for decades.

This year was probably the most profound shift I’ve noticed in the willingness of people to share openly, mostly patrons rather than actual presenters. The shift has been in their ability to question and the willingness to see things from an inner perspective, free of polarization. This demonstrates the growth in awareness and consciousness among the collective of experiencers. The morning and evening gatherings of experiencers in a facilitated session by Yvonne Smith brought out the fact that many are still grappling with the intense juxtaposition of fear and freedom in experiencing non-linear and non-local events of their own.

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Rey Hernandez, Rev Zen, Richard Dolan

There is a new organization called FREE (Foundation for Research of Extraterrestrial Encounters) that has taken the environment to a new level of investigation. Rey Hernandez and I shared a table during the event and got to know each other well, another unexpected joy for me particularly. FREE’s work, began by folks like John Mack (RIP) some years ago, is bring an opportunity for contactees to share their experiences and study the commonality. Academic studies of the phenomena of long been plagued by the reluctance of the scientific community to explore.

Today, the work of FREE is forging a new path in the acceptance and corroboration of a common theme in the awareness of experiencers, that of a congruent understanding of the helpfulness garnered toward the actualization of an openness toward our Star Families, revealing the potential of many who have found their lives to be integrated with a massive movement toward evolving consciousness. Dr. Edgar Mitchell and Dr. Rudy Schild are co-founders of FREE. Dr. Mitchell and I had conversations about this possibility when we met at the Prophets Conference in Phoenix in 1997.

Travis-ZenThe common perception among nearly all the folks I was able to meet and speak with for any length of time over the 5-day event was that we are learning how to move beyond our internal fears prompted by the induction of various philosophies and religions, Travis’ recent shift is one of the most notable. Of course there are those who still seek to polarize the public for personal and profitable reasons. The great thing is that the discussion of personal discernment is growing and the suspension of old, worn out belief systems is occurring throughout this environment. Some folks are still gullible and want to believe what they are hearing from these proponents of polarity. Indeed the conduit is closing, though, as the seekers of truth are reflecting their awareness more openly.

Perhaps there is a desire for harmony among people and planet, promoted by the majority of contactees, that is encouraging those who’ve felt like they were ‘abducted’ to look at their experience from a larger view, one of an expanded consciousness that is being offered by our extraterrestrial neighbors. The natural process of chaos to order is certainly being recognized.

Contact in the Desert

Your Chance to Win Tickets!

Now in its third year amidst the desert background in the Joshua Tree area, Contact in the Desert is moving the the end of May. Patrons are getting their wish as the previous August dates, even with the Perseid meteor showers, was challenging to heat-sensitive folks. It’s a beautiful venue, though.

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Joshua Tree Retreat Center is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States; a unique architectural landmark on a sacred site. Their mission is to support the education and nourishment of the infinite human potential. The atmosphere is certainly conducive, especially with the new dates for the 2015 Contact in the Desert event.

You can enter to win two free passes for the weekend, too. Click on this link. It’s time sensitive. Make sure you look up our Curator, Zen Benefiel, at the event. He’ll be staying in the Rose Cottage and will undoubtedly be hosting some great after-hours discussions. Keep your eyes and the skies and your head in the silence within… that’s where you’ll find the most interesting conversations.

Contact in the Desert – New Dates

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Now in its third year amidst the desert background in the Joshua Tree area, Contact in the Desert is moving the the end of May. Patrons are getting their wish as the previous August dates, even with the Perseid meteor showers, was challenging to heat-sensitive folks. It’s a beautiful venue, though.

Joshua Tree Retreat Center is the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States; a unique architectural landmark on a sacred site. Their mission is to support the education and nourishment of the infinite human potential. The atmosphere is certainly conducive, especially with the new dates for the 2015 Contact in the Desert event.

New Date: May 29 – 31

This year will bring many of the same speakers and vendors as the previous years. The event grew tremendously from 2012 to 2013 and this year is anticipated to be even larger. The schedule has not been released as of yet, but it is anticipated within by the end of January. If you are going to stay onsite, it would be a good idea to get your accommodates soon as they will fill up quickly.

There are some hotels in the area, but none within a reasonable walking distance from the event site at 59700 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Weekend conference passes have included meals at the onsite cafeteria. The staff and volunteers are helpful and ut in a lot of hard work to make this event a success. Keep an eye on the Contact in the Desert InMemoriamwebsite for updated information to appear soon.

There are several gathering places onsite as well, for meet and greets and general conversation. The Rose Cottage will also host after-hours gatherings for patrons and special guests attending the conference as well. Our UfologyPRSS curator will be attending, too.

There have been contests for free tickets in the past, so hopefully this year will be no different. We’ll keep you updated as things progress. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter. Look forward to seeing you there.

 

First Contact Imminent

The binary disc decoded: "Beware of the bearer's of gifts and the broken promises. Much pain but still time. Believe there is good out there. We oppose the deceivers. The conduit is closing." The window: 1987-2037; the 'shift' between Piscean & Aquarian ages.

The binary disc decoded: “Beware of the bearer’s of gifts and the broken promises. Much pain but still time. Believe there is good out there. We oppose the deceivers. The conduit is closing.” The window: 1987-2037; the ‘shift’ between Piscean & Aquarian ages.

First Contact Imminent

It was February 13, 2001 sometime around midnight in Phoenix, Arizona. I’d just gotten horizontal after an evening of chatting with folks on SpiritWeb about the Ashtar Command and what the ‘contactee’ experience was like for me. It had been going on for decades, since childhood, with no sense of malevolence whatsoever.

I found that many were still caught up in mixed emotions and concern for ‘negative’ ETs that seemed to get in the way of their development. Fear is just not a factor in the thin worlds. It simply does not exist. That may sound very confusing to those with ‘abduction’ experiences that have left an indelible mark. I have an entire book about that, Alien Agendas and Anal Probes. But I digress…

Lying there in quiet contemplation, all of a sudden I felt the transition between worlds that has become so familiar over the years. It’s like being freed from one world to enter another accompanied by a definite shift in the sensation of vibration. I’m sure its subtle, but inside it feels dramatic. There is a sound that is beyond hearing that accompanies the shift. It feels like a wind at my back, catapulting my relation-ship beyond the ocean of emotion.

This one was a bit different, though. My focus seemed to expand and contract simultaneously. I was fully conscious and it felt really strange. The practice of ‘seeing’ is much like scrying with a mirror or looking at an image that has a 3-D effect, gazing without looking intentionally. Years later in DMT – The Spirit Molecule I read accounts of folks who tried to explain their experience and they seemed to draw upon the same kind of explanations for their non-linear experiences.

I found myself in front of a large group of folks that looked they came from across the galaxy; so many varieties I was taken by surprise for a moment, but I have to say it felt quite natural and normal. Then my consciousness shifted again, into the ‘performance mode’ where I was able to observe yet another part of me was in charge. I was performing as a facilitator for the meeting, feeling like I was in complete charge.

As my focus developed and dissipated, I could tell I was on board a ship of substantial size. Sounds like a paradox, huh? Developed and dissipated… but that is how it seemed. I was in a large meeting room that reminded me of a lecture hall from college, with several hundred in the audience. This audience was not your standard student body though; far from it. I had simultaneous questions as I was ‘performing’ the emcee function.

There were dozens of different races represented in the group, too many to recall them all, but there was a sense of unity amongst them that felt familiar for some reason. I felt confident in the plethora of participants and the myriads of systems they represented, all members of the Galactic Federation. I understood the latter without question. Although there was no obvious announcement of their affiliation, the sense of unity was profound and complete.

The exact details are too cumbersome to elucidate here now, but the focus of the meeting was to go over the agreed upon processes, protocols, rules and responsibilities of ‘First Contact’ on Earth. It was apparent the process had been going on for some time; no exact date for establishing a ‘time and place’ event. Truth be known, it started millennia ago while humans were just beginning to evolve on their own.

It was time to begin the strategic actions to bring consciousness among humanity to a new level. They had advanced to a point of priority for planetary survival. It would become necessary for many kinds of open contact to occur. Humans were still too projective with the energy and they had not learned how to listen, so many methods and options were to be discussed. The 2012 Winter Solstice was one of the points of order under discussion, when the awareness of humans would reach a ‘tipping point’ in the process.

That may seem like a simple concept, listening, but the depth of the listening is what enables the interdimensional travel beyond the linear frameworks that humans have developed. You might recall a line in one of the favorite books among humankind stating, ‘for those who have the ears to hear and the eyes to see.’ When consciousness shifts, so does one’s ability to become aware and perceive.

One of the ways this was to be accomplished was the voluntary incarnation of some of the members of the Federation, developing as normal humans within the population yet being able to accelerate the advancement of consciousness along with the natural development of the human system. I knew that to be true for myself, but I longed for others like me to join the party. Most of the time the ‘incarnates’ are unaware of their true identity for many years, following their passion and purpose like an internal road map.

WheelCoCreationOnly after a decade of holding this within and, although I’ve been quite outspoken about my experiences, this one has not had the ears to hear until now. I have witnessed the growth of listening and as we approached the tipping point, (Winter Solstice of 2012) where consciousness has been expanding globally to understand the shift.

The next 25 years are focused on implementing the garnered awareness into existing systems, across the spectrum. The Co-Creators wheel that Thrive and The Shift Network use is an example.

Now since Jose Arguelles is gone, it seems time to share and take my chances. He wrote a wonderful reflection in an event journal I kept during the Prophets Conference in Phoenix back in 1997, perhaps the beginning of ‘Zen of the Clean Wave Form’ he referenced in his work later. We had many conversations about the transition of the ages and the wisdom necessary to negotiate the change into the New Time.

I’ve had a few conversations with others over the years, but their self-importance and conspiratorial positions simply do not support the Galactic Federation’s agenda as I know it. It is a New Time where consciousness is key and collaboration imperative. Pointing fingers and sharing disturbing references, true or not, only serves to maintain separative notions. In my humble opinion, that kind of behavior is subversive and treasonous to the spirit of Truth.

Another example of Galactic Federation workers’ results, no doubt some aware of their roles in the development, is the ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Standards. This is an example of how representatives from over 90 countries came together with a single goal in mind and created a document that can be used for moving humanity forward expeditiously. However, it is an ‘intentional’ document, one that employees of major corporations can use to encourage their leadership to be better planetary citizens. It is practical and pragmatic.

Stay tuned for more. Look for me at the Contact in the Desert event coming up in August. I won’t be on the schedule, but I will be there. Here’s a review of last year’s event for me. A point of perspection dances in the balance of the seer’s vision. One does not need to be an atheist or religious to find meaning for oneself in life and meaning for life in oneself. I share much more in the book Zendor the Contrarian.

2014 IUFOC Recap

iufocThe 33rd International UFO Congress was February 12 – 16. It’s the largest conference of its kind in the world. The International UFO Congress is an organization in Arizona dedicated to the dissemination of information related to many areas in Ufology. It was established in 1991 and hosts an annual conference. While previously held in Laughlin, Nevada, the conference moved to the Phoenix, Arizona area in 2011.

The IUFOC features presentations given by authors, researchers, experts, enthusiasts, and those who have witnessed paranormal or anomalous phenomena from all over the world. It also provides a forum to discuss the experiences and findings. This week long event usually has over thirty speakers, a film festival, vendors, and experiencer sessions. Topics generally covered are alien abduction, UFO sightings, UFO crashes, crop circles, paranormal experiences, government conspiracy and much more.

This is probably the premier UFO-focused event in the world. John Rao and crew really do it up right. We’ve reported on the Open Minds team earlier. The quality of the venue, the quality of the mini-events within the IUFOC, like the EBE Awards, the Mixer and Dinner and the Sky Watch are all top notch. If you ever get the opportunity to attend, it will be one of the best experiences you’ll have of meeting folks that come from all over the world who are interested in or have experiences with UFOs.

We did manage to have conversations with many of the speakers and vendors during the event. We even got a few on video endorsing UfologyPRSS, including Ben Hansen, Dr. Lynne Kitei and Kim Carlsberg. We are truly appreciative of their support. Click on the video below for all the endorsements. We know it will help us continue to grow. We also want to express our appreciation for the folks at Open Minds and their exquisite production of the International UFO Congress.

The nature of the UFO phenomena covers a plethora of possibilities. There is as much consideration for conspiracy as there is for objectivism, regardless of Ayn’s introduction. Does our government really have involvement with other worlds? Some say yes and some say no, but we really do not know for sure. What would it matter, anyway?  Is there something that our government could offer the public as some kind of gesture in disclosure? Perhaps the revelation of the off-planet visitors is simply that we need to learn to get along. That alone is more challenging now than any engagements with extraterrestrials.

There were some new folks speaking at the IUFOC this year including Kawaunee Lapseritis, speaking about psychic Sasquatches; Mike Clelland, speaking on Owls and synchronicity regarding contact experiences; and David Marlen, who spoke on the triangular-shaped craft that frequents our skies. Some of the old favorites were there as well, including Steven Bassett, Patty Greer, Rob Simone and Dr. John Alexander. The former hopes for government disclosure, the latter doesn’t think the government knows much at all.

One of the highlights of the festivities was Ben Hansen’s hosting of the Sky Watch on Friday evening. Ben has been a popular figure since the Fact or Faked television show and is now representing Night Vision Ops, an inexpensive line of night vision equipment. It was reported by some that later that night there was a mysterious UFO that hovered over the location for some time. You might search the web for them.

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If you’ve been to any of the IUFOC events over the years, you will have noticed Don Ware, who consistently brings interesting bits of information to share. Don has been a regular for as long as we can remember. He combines his understanding of Ufology with tidbits from the Urantia Book. Speaking of, this was the first year the Urantia Foundation was part of the festivities and their books were flying out the door. Maybe there is a new source of information that Ufologists haven’t explored yet.

Although the gathering draws attention from all over the world, there hasn’t been much ‘new’ news in decades regarding the phenomena. There does seem to be a bit more of an inquiry into the possibility of extraterrestrials living among us, though. There was a lively discussion between several fellows one evening, patrons and another ‘regular,’ that included a few retirees – detective, human resource manager and an engineer. We overheard them discussing the possibilities of ETs living among us and what that might be like, especially if the ET didn’t know they were and grew up as an orphaned human with a penchant for discovering his or her lineage. We’ll see what develops.

UFOlogy 2013… in part

alienanimation19Perspectives vary across the gamut of topics associated with Ufology. The Winter Solstice of 2012 both closed and opened a new cycle of time. I published Zendor the Contrarian on that date as well, symbolic of the cycle in the closing of a major period of my life and the new beginning of life beyond earthly constraint. As I paused to reflect this last year, Ufology seemed to have taken over nearly every aspect of my life at last.

As a young boy of 8 I was profoundly affected by early experiences with what I later found was probably a space ship. I had recurring ‘dreams’ of watching myself get out of bed, climbing out my bedroom window, walking across our neighbors back yard to a fence surrounding a pasture. I’d climb the fence and walk out in to the center of the pasture, only to rise up into an orange cigar-shaped cloud. I’d watch with awe until my body would enter the cloud, then I’d all of a sudden be back in bed in the morning. Sometimes I’d wake up with nose bleeds.

I’d wake up feeling like I had been learning something that was really neat, but I wasn’t sure exactly what. Talking to my parents about it simply wasn’t part of my experience then. I had already developed an ongoing conversation with an intelligence beyond mine, but it felt more like a wise friend. It wasn’t always there, but when I had deep questions it seemed to be available immediately. Now, as a youth with this being my ‘normal’ experience I thought everyone had this companion. Little did I know that I was a bit different. It wasn’t something that came up in conversation, so it was years before I even questioned what it was.

Nearly fifty years later now, I’ve had a chance to review a number of patterns in my life, distill information and come up with a what seems to be sense made common. The last few years on social media platforms and interacting with folks who are less intimidated by cyberspace than face-to-face conversations. Traditionally, conversations about other worlds tended to yield little engagement, let alone bringing up the possibility of ongoing interaction with what were apparently extraterrestrial intelligences, from a different realm at least. They were certainly non-physical and far more advanced than human, at least at the levels I’d found.

Things really changed around the time of the Harmonic Convergence, an event firstjose introduced by Jose Arguelles that was associated with the Mayan Calendar and an event in the cosmos that aligned certain celestial bodies and created a kind of doorway to consciousness beyond planetary. Astrologically it was consistent with the segue between the Piscean and Aquarian ages. The specific time was August 16-17, 1987. My family and I were camping at Dairy Springs Campground next to Mormon Lake. I’d been led there by the companion I mentioned earlier after cruising Sedona looking for a spot. We pulled in just at dark and a space opened up for us while we were driving through it. It was full otherwise.

During that night I opened my eyes upon hearing my companion’s voice. I looked up into the sky to see a formation of points of light that if you were to put a skin over it, there was a buddha-looking figure revealed. As soon as I made that observation I heard many voices as one ask if they could channel energy through my body and into the planet and in return they would answer and questions I had. Well, I didn’t have to think twice. The rest of the night and until dawn I was engaged in the most profound conversation one could imagine and then some. The gist of which, applied to what I can speak about, was the need for awareness of healing the wounds between people and planet.

The story was that in this time during this transition from the old time to the new time, as explained by the voice, humanity was being invited to recognize their heritage and specifically their connection to the cosmos, their celestial neighbors so to speak. There was, in a sense, a family meeting taking place that they hoped would be a beneficial conversation over time. There was concern that people would get lost in the phenomena and not listen with their hearts. You see, there is a difference between listening with head and heart. One is distracted easily with inquiry and phenomena of the outer world and is not capable of hearing the conversations in the more subtle regions of consciousness, which are most important.

2012So twenty five years later we reach the apex of the transition, the Winter Solstice of 2012. Many things were anticipated or presumed would happen, including the ludicrous notion that the world was going to end. In fact, though, the rising of consciousness due to the cosmological and extraterrestrial influence reached critical mass, but nothing in the outer world reflected it yet. It wasn’t supposed to, according to that conversation some years prior. The next 25 years yield the implementation of the awareness garnered from the waxing of consciousness, on the ground it means that people would begin to demonstrate an understanding of harmony among people and planet.

Harmony among people and planet? What does that really mean? Essentially, folks are engaging another level of consciousness, something very subtle yet obviously familiar with a sense of natural order. People, places and things begin to work together in support of human and planetary needs. The transition from industrial and technological advances to environmental and social concerns was barely noticeable at first, starting even before the Harmonic Convergence, but the focus on environmental and humanitarian needs has risen to the point of organizations entirely devoted to providing aid and/or education to afflicted areas of both populations and planetary circumstances.

So here we are beginning the second cycle in the New Time. This last year has brought several new developments to the field of Ufology specifically. The most important from a public perspective was the Citizen Hearings, headed up by the Paradigm Research Group, was a mock congressional inquiry into the need for Disclosure of the reality of UFOs and extraterrestrial engagement by the US government specifically. Credible witnesses came forth for testimony, revealing that a coverup was no longer possible and that information needed to be shared. On another note, the efforts of the Disclosure Movement produced an organizational effort to establish contact groups around the world – ET Let’s Talk was born in October of 2012 and now has thousands of participants around the world.

The path before us is still sketchy at best, with organizational upheavals currently occurring with the Mutual UFO Network, a volunteer organization established in 1969. MUFON’s mission is the scientific study of UFOs for the benefit of Humanity. Research and study tend to keep us distant from the experience as many have found. The methods of communication span crop circles on the ground to telepathy in groups, but the real work is in synthesizing the information and applying it in our world with ‘their’ help. It’s been widely noted that the folks in the know are aware there is no threat from above. The folks attempting to be heard know that there is help from above and ways to apply it down here to restore order – man-made, natural and synthetic.

As one might surmise, there are new ways of doing business in this New Time. Social charity is one of the most obvious and yet subtle influences arising from this shift in consciousness. One of the groups emerging as a leader is Globcal, an international cooperative whose introductory effort is to build a school for an indigenous village in the Amazon that will also serve as an eco-tourism training center. Their efforts are focusing on maintaining the ecosystem in an area of rainforest the size of Finland.

ETs have long tried to get us to recognize the connection between our Mother and our lives; celestial bodies and their inhabitants are symbiotic, but the corporatocracy has effectively garnered the attention of would be consumers instead and disrupted the awareness for a time and season. So many years ago the affects of sending energy through my body and into the planet has caused an often painful awareness of how we are treating each other and our world. We allow our fears to overtake us and become cursory participants in our lives. If there is one thing I’ve learned from my decades of contact, it is to be unafraid of them.

et-disc-binaryAugust, 2002 Crop Circle… The binary disc decoded: “Beware of the bearer’s of gifts and the broken promises. Much pain but still time. Believe there is good out there. We oppose the deceivers. The conduit is closing.”

“In lak’ech,” as the Mayans say, “I am another you.” The message is finally getting through. Still… painfully slow.

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ET Phone Home… Contact in the Desert Review

Michael, Z & GiorgioET Phone Home…
Was there Contact in the Desert?

Held at the Joshua Tree Retreat and Event Center, renown for its history of prominent personages and gatherings. Contact in the Desert brought folks from all over the world to hear many of the most prestigious names in Ufology today. This was literally one of the hottest multidisciplinary events in Ufology history, not to mention the weather. We didn’t get the chance to hear everyone, but we asked a lot of questions of the patrons who had gathered. Our cottage was a gathering place for after event conversations and meteor shower gazing.

Ear to the Ground

panel - et contactGeorge Noory [Coast to Coast host] was one of the highlights of the event. He led a panel that shared a variety of perspectives on the subject of ufology which also included some reflections on where we’ve been, where we are and where we are apparently going. Going into detail on those subjects would take volumes.

Suffice it to say don’t believe everything you hear and test that which you do with your own experience and understanding. We’re much closer to each other than one might think. Dr. Steven Greer‘s CE-5 gathering didn’t get a lot of compliments, though, yet the folks were glad to have had the opportunity to gather together with intention.

Michael Tellinger‘s presentation highlighted his ongoing discoveries of ancient artifacts and the connections with psychospiritual technologies used to move large objects. Alfred Webre‘s concern for what he calls ‘transhumanists’ and their electronic manipulation of DNA from a distance led to understanding the capacity of conscious awareness being able to circumvent any such action. Celeste Yarnall expressed that letting go of fear is the key to ascending from the trauma of life, let alone abduction. We’re all looking for the next step in our human evolution.

Surprises… or not.

After over a decade of corresponding, Alfred & Zen finally meet.

Alfred & Zen finally meet after being introduced by Winifred Barton over a decade prior. Our conversation was one of the highlights of the event.

Reports from several attendees expressed concerns for sharing the truth. Many feel it should be free; consistent with the methods in which it is discovered. Yes it may come through a series of trials and tribulations, yet when one is willing to experience them the ‘truth’ is revealed. One speaker was said to have expressed to his audience that if they wanted the truth they had to pay him for it. How would you feel hearing that from the podium?

The overall consensus, at least in the sample group questioned about the event, was that we are evolving in our own understanding and ability to make better choices. The ‘message’ from ET is: ‘take care of yourselves and the planet.’ Seems its the age-old challenge of learning to get along. Civilizations that have developed the technology to travel dimensions, space, time and communicate telepathically all share this premise, not surprisingly consistent with the core of most religious and spiritual teachings.

Our capacity to connect with our star families leads us to greater awareness. More over, through our ‘right use of will’ the intended affects of the ‘controlling’ faction (HAARP, etc) are lessened by the advancement of consciousness within humanity. Finally, there was agreement with the presentation of humans as cosmic consciousness condensed into forms we call bodies. The conscious recognition of the fact is what the extraterrestrials are attempting to get through to us.

Ultimately many felt we are them, just in a lesser developed state of being on Earth so far, hence the conflicting understanding of lesser evolved and material-minded individuals and the more evolved spiritually-minded folks who see the prospects of harmony among people and planet as real.

The question is: How do we bridge the understanding with practical application of science and technology for the benefit of everyone?

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SETI – Naivety or Objective Nonsense

ET Calls, Then What?Dr. Morris Jones recently published an article regarding ET Contact and the potential response from the SETI community as well as the public. He cited that the search continues in the volumes of space static that are being analyzed through the radio-telescope collection of data. The question of replies to the messages we’ve sent makes me wonder if the folks at SETI have become too myopic in their view.

It would seem that the crop circles at Chibolton and Crabwood would indicate that ET has reached out in response to the message sent by Arecibo and more. We’ve got digital proof as it would be next to impossible for human circle makers to create the binary codes that have been so exquisitely displayed. The message of the Chibolton crop circle was nearly an identical response to Carl Sagan’s original message, except that it reveals the other side if the coin… ETs home data.

The original message from Arecibo was sent in binary code, so it would only stand to reason that the response would also be in binary code, only the technology to deliver the response was much different than anticipated. Instead of receiving it via a radio signal, it showed up in a crop circle. This should have given us the awareness that maybe they are much closer than we realized or at least their ability to communicate is far advanced from our own and intricately woven into something beyond our comprehension to date.

There was a technology director at a school district who, apparently without asking permission, hooked up all the district computers to participate in the CETI at Home program during the off-hours. He went for some time as the top producer of processed data, mysterious to everyone until he was exposed by another techie in the school district. The director was summarily fired after an FBI investigation and charges of misuse of resources. I wonder if permission would have been granted had he asked.

The following year another crop circle appears that depicts the answers to the SETI question: What do the ETs look like? Along with the answer of their appearance, at least one race anyway, is what appears to be an extended hand holding another message, a binary disk. After some time it was decoded and most generally agree its message was this: “Beware of the bearers of false gifts and their broken promises. Much pain but still time. There is good out there. We oppose deception. Conduit Closing. (Bell Sound)” I’m not sure what the ‘bell sound’ was about, but maybe it should be ringing in our ears. Maybe it is already and like most of the subtle impressions all around us, we just aren’t listening deeply enough yet.

There seems to be plenty of other forms of contact that are going unreported and/or discounted by the scientific community for lack of repeatability and technological measurement. The most notable are the telepathic communications that many are reporting now. Sure some of them seem a little incredulous, but the consistency of the messages is apparent and continues to grow in numbers of ‘contacts’ who are reporting. We don’t have the tools to measure the ‘thought waves’ yet, but for a long time we didn’t have the tools to measure electricity or lightning either.

There are also those who are reporting experiences that bridge dreamtime and reality, a sort of non-linear or non-local type of contact that is being reported, like Jim Penniston from the Rendlesham Forest incident who also recorded binary code. When asked if there were other experiences of ‘non-linear’ nature in the following years there was no direct answer. I didn’t get thi impression that there has been. The binary code from his memory has provided some questionable information. There is yet another who reported on an event that came to be known as the Council of 300 that was a meeting of various ET groups going over the plans for First Contact… http://ow.ly/ngO9T

There is another movement of folks attempting to reach out to ET using what are known as CE-5 protocols, apparently developed by Dr. Steven Greer. Apparently there is some success, but even with the numbers reporting on it, there hasn’t been much direct telepathic communication reported. Most of the responses have been sightings which are often questionable due to the subjective nature and desire of the participants to ‘see’ something. In addition, there is a video sound track of a meditation that is supposed to assist in contacting ET that seems to be getting some results… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXMTfnO4sio

So maybe it is time to look beyond the seemingly naive attempts of SETI to conjure up contact and recognize that it is happening all around us through a variety of forms. ET is not only phoning, they are texting, thinking and showing up in our skies if we could only get our heads out of the proverbial box. It seems we’re looking at the situation through lenses that have been tainted by the limited thinking of the technological minds of our world. Is it possible that our next wave of technological advancement will be psychospiritual instead of machine-driven?

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