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Mysterious Etherians Echo Quantum Theory – Wave to Form Action

While doing some research, this article came across the screen. No claims to authenticity are made here, discernment is key. The material presents interesting perspectives being discussed among present-day ufologists… nearly 70 years later.

ETHERIC NOTES — III
by GERALD LIGHT* (http://bit.ly/2ogv1pC)

I have been asked almost every possible question the human mind could devise or imagine concerning The Etherian Peoples. In the beginning of my attempts to share with my friends and their friends something of the experiences I had with these Beings I went into great detail and used every means at my disposal to try and answer questions. Before long I realized that no matter how long I talked, what I said and what I implied, my listeners were obtaining very little information. At first I attributed this to my own lack of descriptive powers; and I lay awake nights trying to think up ways and means to more clearly and accurately explain the many remarkable situations which are so unfamiliar to the people of our planet. Eventually I came to the paramount reason why I was having so little success in passing my knowledge on to my friends. I isolated, so to speak, the major impasse over which I seemed unable to take anyone.

Stripped of endlessly related modifications, comparatives and conditions I saw, at last, that the one reason why I could not sensibly explain Etheria to my earthly friends lay in a strange and completely absurd distinction which we all make concerning the very fundamentals of our material existence. For various reasons we, as earth people, have built up a system of religious, philosophical or meta-physical barriers which actually have no existence, or validity, except in our own minds. We make a very peculiar distinction between what we call “outer” and “inner”, or “material” and “spiritual”, “human” and “divine”.

The Etherians make no distinction between the different rates of “consciousness” between the “visible” and the “invisible”, as do we. To Them, the idea of “Man” being human or earthly and “God” being divine or spiritual is a ludicrous bit of infantile nonsense. The Etherians have absolutely no comprehension of an “inner world” and an “outer plane”. They know nothing of an earth and its related heaven (which forms the basis of all our world religions.)

Our habit of making, or trying to make, an impassable boundary between two or more vibratory levels of energy and substance seems totally insane to Them. To these Peoples of “Inner and Outer Space” we are the veriest idiots in that we attempt to regard one vibration or level of substance as mortal, physical and essentially evil; and another level of the same substance as divine, exalted immortal and it celestial in its basic qualities.

The Etherians are unable to make any distinctions (save possibly a hypothetical premise in order to understand our lopsided attitudes between those elements of being which we call variously mind, will, energy, substance, matter and spirit. Perhaps I should condition that statement slightly since They are brilliantly able to discuss these various elements as such. But They do not make, nor do They see the slightest necessity to make, a distinction between will, energy, mind and so on as these elements operate in different levels and with different speeds or vibrations. In other words, our “human” will is as valid to Them as is that will which we assign to our deity. The energy and substance of our physical or “earthly” plane is as divine, as heavenly, as cosmic as the energy and matter of the “inner planes” or our “heaven”. “God’s will”, as opposed to or superior to “man’s will”, is an absurdity to the Etherians. They do not understand how we can be so ridiculous as to make such distinctions in our religions and philosophies. It is the same, to Them, as considering ice an earthly, mortal substance; water an astral or psychic material; and vapor as heavenly and divine!

The apologists for our human whimsicalities may proffer the excuse that we do not know and see these “inner planes” and should therefore be forgiven our intellectual inconsistencies in this matter of the so-called human and divine.

However, neither do the people of Etheria “see” the various planes or know them as precisely as They understand the one in which They happen to be functioning at any given moment. We are surrounded constantly by forces which are not visible, not material in any tangible or substantial sense — yet we do not hesitate to use them and to regard them as normal, earthly, “human” and a part of our contemporary consciousness. The currents in our electrical machines are certainly of a magical, psychic and occult nature. We never “see” them. We see only the reactions of them, the result of harnessing them to our needs and requirements. Still We do not deify electricity, label it astral and fence it in with philosophical premises.

The Etherian has no consciousness of anything until he or she uses it through one or more of his senses. Then he “knows” it, understands something of its nature, and endeavors to make it a part of himself. And in this last endeavor lies, probably if not certainly, the crux of the entire difference between ourselves and the selves of these remarkable people.

The mental processes of the Etherians are brilliantly contrived to enable the Ego, or if you like, the Spirit, to contact endless aspects of substance and force in whatever natural element, or plane, he may find himself. This utilitarian capacity produces a pantheistic philosophy that is intensely practical and of immediate purpose to him. [3]In our philosophy we speculate — while these strange Etherian people operate. Their metaphysical systems are extraordinary simple and direct, and instantly applicable to their normal and essential needs. The huge volumes of theoretical speculation and guess-work with which our own philosophers have occupied themselves over the centuries might interest the Etherians as so much theosophical curiosa; but They dismiss our topheavy philosophies as indifferently as we dismiss the efforts of certain oriental pundits to prove how long is forever, how high is up.

In our present earthly, human instruments is to be found the basic element or aspect of every force and power which moves through our own planet, and the other globes which make up our system. But of this we know, and have known, precious little. The Etherians believe that we, of earth, should give our first attention to a discovery and recognition of the forces and elements which compose our instrument — and stop speculating what kind of a heaven or paradise we will inherit when we die.

The ability of the Etherian peoples to use the forces of life and energy within their bodies is achieved, so They say (and They should surely know), by Their becoming conscious of these forces through the application and control of Their senses. My last letter went into this far enough to present the idea at least as a theoretical proposition, (a proposition which our earthly occult “leaders” have choked upon and promptly spit out — for the simple reason that such a theory demands a personal application of its students. Horrible thought!)

The philosophy of Etheria, on this point is wonderfully simple and direct: The more one uses of God, the more one understands or knows God. And the more one knows God the more one becomes — God. Take it or leave it; you cannot contrive a more sensible and practical attitude. In Etheria, the first law of life is — use. What you have in Etheria — you use; and what you use, you become, CONSCIOUSLY BECOME. Automatic living, so popular in our world, is regarded with horrified distaste and revulsion in Etheria. Hence, through the simple process of using, consciously, a part of God, Etherians become God. And they produce scientific wonders which make us the equal of nothing, in comparison.

The beings of Etheria are unable to experience death as do the beings of earth. Etherians do not go to “Paradise” simply because they do not know anything about such a “heavenly” state — and do not seem at all distressed by such a fate.

However, there is a state which might be likened, slightly, to that which we of this earthly world experience. An Etherian may “die” several times during a hundred years or so. But it is a death in the same sense that we all die to our childhood state and go on into what we call maturity.

Death, in our understanding, is impossible to an Etherian because he is not imprisoned in his body by the absurd notions which we insist upon believing to be part of a “divine” plan. His body is an instrument in the most literal and exact sense of the word. The Etherian takes on, and leaves off, a body as easily and consistently as the radio-wave flows through a small, simple instrument of a single tube — or through the highly complex set packed with tubes and magical equipment. He will no more identify himself with a body (in the sense of ownership, or egoic imprisonment) than does the free-flowing radio-wave.

The people of Etheria are totally free from the endless distinctions, reservations, and conditions of substance with which we surround ourselves, and with which, sooner or later, we destroy these selves. Not only do we establish immutable standards of mind and emotion that distinguish us from what we term “animals”. We also regard the body of these animals as of a substance less “divine”, less “Spiritual” and “holy” than our own. And we do not even consider the plant and mineral forms as having any possible relation or similarity to our own forms.

In this pitifully primitive world of earth we manage to achieve rather sublime heights in the creative arts, through the development of superlative faculties of rhythm, harmony, coordination and comparison. Yet we are hopelessly doomed by our apparent inability to use these same creative faculties to pierce the tragically artificial dimension we impose in terms of religion and philosophy.

Now and then I have ventured to make a statement which is based in absolute reality, and which holds the solution to most of the questions troubling those few earthly minds who seriously, and urgently, seek to grasp the meaning and message of Etheria and its races. I will make it here — without the slightest anticipation of anyone accepting, or considering it:

The Flying Saucers, Discs and other Aeroforms (their number is legion) are, in many instances the actual bodies of the Etherian creatures. (And here we shall all-bow our venerable heads in a moment of silence to mark the point at which Gerald’s Light went out, or off the well-known beam.)

It is possible that this latest deduction of my deluded brain may evoke a bit more response, from that pontifical hierarchy of “authorities” which suggests extreme caution in these matters, than did my last letters. I shall, however, not wait for that august assembly to bestir itself from its complacent slumber upon the pinnacles of the philosophical mountain (which they regard as their private property), and give me the nod to go ahead. It is to these self same authorities that mankind owes its present condition of pitiful ignorance and intellectual poverty.

— Gerald Light – 10545 Scenario Lane, Los Angeles 24, California. —

*Håkan Blomqvist had done some extensive research on Gerald Light that can be found here.

Benevolent ET – Malevolent ET… Is it just our perception?

If there are some less beneficial ETI (as has also been reported by contactees and/or experiencers) it stands to reason that there may be an agreement among different ETI civilizations that are able to operate on Earth; a balance of power, so to speak.

According to specific communications received and confirmed by several ‘antennas’ inside the Rahma contacts (including R. Gonzalez) since the 1970’s, unfortunately, some ETs would conquer or destroy us and there is in place a protection mechanism under the intention of allowing humans opportunities to continue evolving.

But if one is in the military it is understandable not to want to rely solely upon the protection of others but, rather, to participate in one’s own protection. If segments of the human family have developed gravity (and inertial) shielding and a stage previous to transdimensional technologies, including energy-transmitting, scalar, longitudinal pulses (that may have affected the flight of some ETI craft causing them to crash), it is conceivable that the technology can be enhanced and perfected.

Dr. Greer stated that ETI prefer not to materialize their craft completely in our physical system because – by doing so- they become vulnerable. There may, in fact, be some ETI craft not impervious to what we can do and 72+ years of continuous secret research into their technologies has probably yielded viable results as per what technologies humans can fabricate to counteract at least some ETI craft. Unfortunately, this path of self-defense is being overdone. It may well be that the public is being honed to fear the ETI by declarations like Mr. Delonge’s.

The path of weaponizing against ETI craft should be second to the emphasis of establishing peaceful contacts with their makers and inspiring humanity to desire a more connected and wiser way of living in harmony with each other and with nature. Moreover, the emphasis on weaponizing would likely attract countermeasures and more negativity from the few ETI entities we are probably being protected from.

Even if Mr. DeLonge had been briefed about some genuine negative events with UFOs, he is overdoing that aspect. I understand that even if the majority of events appear to be benevolent and some are not, there is a genuine need to prepare to defend ourselves. However, we need to be able to handle this proportionately – without fear-mongering – because we need to collectively prepare to grow up as a species, understand more advanced or fundamental connecting principles, and to establish peaceful contact with the experiencer reported majority of benevolent extraterrestrial intelligences (some or all of whom may be interdimensional, from the future, another frequency domain, parallel universe, etc).

With the significant ex-Government employee influences they exert on the media, TDL and TTSA should also mention the importance of attempting peaceful contacts with the ETs that do not seem to be a threat (and which have been manifesting on Earth quite likely for eons of linear time). Since they have already spoken and written about the importance of psi phenomena and consciousness, they should attempt telepathy and other such means to establish (along with selected researchers and contactees) a constructive rapport with some of the UAP intelligences. At the very least to find out who is who among them and who may already be our long-time allies.

What I find rather perplexing is the generalization of ETI as one basic group, even with the different races. There is no inclination, it seems, to look at the various levels of their evolution. Even something as simple are referencing the Kardashev scale and placing them somewhere in it.

I would seem that a Type I would have a vastly different relationship with humans than a Type III, for example. It would still seem, though, that any race that has developed the ability to travel through the stars would be respectful of other planets and races still in their lower evolutionary states. The notion, imho, would be to assist them somehow in any way they would be paying attention.

Any race observing the current condition of our planetary chaos and lack of attention to each other as well as our sustainability would probably keep their distance. Attempts to ‘conquer’ with advanced technology would be indefensible, it would seem, and yet none has ever occurred… ever. Yet, we still want to conquer each other.

I believe that if we focus too much on the “threat” ETs may pose we may attract it. However, threat assessments cannot be ignored either under a neutral exopolitical assessment, a love and light assessment or a national (and worldwide) security assessment. However, I think that we should focus more on getting to know our “visitors” through peaceful means; a mutual respect based on the spiritual and consciousness factors we share with them. Interestingly, in the article “Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity?

A Scenario Analysis” by Baum, Haqq-Misra, and Domagal-Goldman, it is speculated that even ET culture varieties guided by universalist, pro-diversity and ecological values might find us to be a peril to the cosmos and wipe us out to preserve more forms of life. From the perspective of not knowing who the “visitors” are it is a rational consideration. In fact, many other of their considerations are reasonable. Another consideration is that just because most have been friendly towards us we would have to trust that they will not have a change of heart or dissident opinions that are against us.

Since they are not perfect, a peaceful, advanced civilization may inadvertently contaminate us with a virus or a mistake on their part their presence may increase human disarray and discouragement about our alleged superiority in the scheme of things. But if we knew for sure that they have been active on land, and the skies, and under the oceans for eons on Earth, even taking humans in various ways without being catastrophic to life (as far as we know), we would have to learn to live with them.

For instance, we would need to know how to distinguish the signatures of ET craft from ever more advanced (perhaps anti-gravity) human craft and allow the former to go about their business. Is the ape side of our nature capable of adapting by being embraced by our universalist side?

We already ARE living with them, Giorgio. That’s the distinction many are still not willing to admit, let alone understand. From a number of accounts from off-planet trips given to certain ones, the information is consistent in that other civilizations, like ours, have destroyed themselves. NO civilization has been destroyed or manipulated directly by ETI. In fact, the overwhelmingly consistent message is that we need help, not hindrance, in our evolutionary path to sustainability. We’re threatening that on our own currently.

Whether by atomic blast (some civilization have succumbed) or by natural disasters due negligence of natural order, we’re still on the brink of both potentially. We’ve not listened to early warnings about not understanding the atom and we’ve certainly caused extinctions of species beyond comparison in the last century, if not half-century due to our behavior toward our environment.

How can we possibly be so ignorant of our own activity?

We are threatening ourselves perhaps more than how ETI may be doing so but why? Perhaps the current expression of our human nature and potential make it impossible not to be like this. Perhaps our human nature has not awakened to its universalist potential beyond physical life because the need to attend to physical needs in a classic way is too great. And, perhaps, no amount of facts and good reasons can do much to change this. What we need to change may be incredibly profound.

Worldwide, individuals (as members of the human species) tend to be stubbornly parochial or simplistic and two-valued in their worldviews. By two-valued, I mean dichotomous. And most are willing to defend those views by setting aside facts and reason. Or simply to reassert a personal sense of identity against someone else who stated something different. It is a thickheadedness. Perhaps a stubbornness stemming from our evolutionary path.

In fact, fight or flight regions in our brains automatically lit up when we see a member of another race approaching. Our first response is “potential threat.” And emotional attachments prevail over facts and reason unless it is the way of our identity tribe to think otherwise. We are tribal. We all seek to fulfill the same basic needs but divide ourselves into affinity or similarity groups. It is identity politics. The “us vs. them” inclination is atavistic, maybe ever since we roamed in primate troupes, hunting parties and defended our paleolithic in-group and wives.

Besides personal and character differences, many of us abide by the majority rule and can be rather easily swayed by group pressure to be cooperative, kind and respectful of differences or idiotic a-holes. Denial of reality is a continuous characteristic everywhere unless our identity group reassures us that it’s cool to prefer facts. But even if we were to prefer facts, we tend to fall into personal privileges. And abuse of power and corruption is rampant and makes life miserable and indignified all over the world.

Legal and illegal mafias all over while we tend to seek immediate gratification. As inveterate cavemen, we tend not to plan far into the future. Moreover, in spite of widespread historical information and technologies that have changed how we live, technologies that have reduced poverty levels, mortality levels, and increased literacy, we tend to repeat our ancestors’ political mistakes because after two or three generations historical memory is typically lost. Books and documentaries do not replace actual living circumstances.

Thus (as Francis Fukuyama noted), many young students in recent demographic cohorts feel that the leadership for the European Union in Brussels is tantamount to fascism! In spite of their poor attention spans, and about one hundred twenty bits per second of processing capacity people are inundated with data and are too lazy and unable to sort genuine information from fake.

This is why we elect narcissistic bullies that engage brain pleasure centers of hope. And the post-WWII, healthy liberal, shared dream of creating a more inclusive, civic, pluralistic, fair world; to spread (and improve) Democracy falters not only under the sway of large corporations controlling public needs and politics but also under nativist, autocratic bravado with easy promises (and a socially-sanctioned scandalous denial of facts) catering to frustrated and fearful voting population segments tired of losing center stage. And a long ETC…

Perhaps we need engaging narratives that tell a new story. Or, perhaps, we can become a wiser species by conscious efforts that awaken us to our deeper nature or do we need artificial enhancement? Maybe we need to be forced to react by disasters? https://www.fastcompany.com/…/why-its-so-hard-to-pay…

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

Sociology of UFOlogy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More importantly share New Thinking Allowed. Thanks in advance.

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

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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.