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Emergence And The Quest For Extraterrestrial Understanding

Is the underlying phenomena that drive UFOlogy an emergent phenomenon? Is it created from singular parts with an illusion of a whole? Is it only real when looked at from a certain perspective? Is something in our common human experience now exerting new experiences and phenomena?

Is the source of all those fantastical UFO sightings off world vehicular constructions of a type unknown. Or is it more ephemeral, more ethereal, and all too human of a thing? Must consciousness be considered? What does that even mean?

We are in dark territory surrounded by black water on this one.

To describe an emergent phenomenon, we must assume that emergent phenomena exist objectively, which in the case of UFOlogy is a foregone conclusion. Mathematics and the logic that flows from it are key. When we say that a phenomenon is emergent, what we really mean (without knowing it) is that a phenomenon is emergent within some perceptual modality or experience. Without perception, a map or scope of some set of information is simply another set of information. Nothing ’emerges’, there is only data compression. No labeling scheme requires that we resort to extra-mathematical ’emergent’ properties just because such properties seem to accomplish labeling so efficiently in hindsight.

When we run a query on a database and return a row of data, we would not consider the sum of that data to be a macrostate which has emerged from microstates. To ’emerge’ we would need to invoke some kind of phenomenal sensory quality, such as a visual graph. Even then, it would only seem emergent if the graph appeared automatically like a chemical precipitate from the data. In reality what allows us to see an image based on data in a computer is not any software or math, it is not a computation at all, but rather a physical transduction from semiconductor to optical physics to neurochemistry to phenomenology. We can see, for instance, how a bunch of ball bearings would have the emergent phenomena similar to a lubricant, but no matter what scale monochrome pixels are viewed at, no color would emerge. The brain as a whole is on a different scale than neurons or ion channels, but no scale is any more logically likely to precipitate a feeling or flavor than any other.

For this reason, Emergence should not be considered an objective feature to be described by mathematics or logic, but rather it is an aesthetic feature which is grounded in awareness. Emergence is not coupled to some disembodied parameter called ‘scope’, instead, it is the direct presentation of the scoping qualities of consciousness which gives the impression of emergence. It may be more of a ‘divergence’ than an Emergence, as our senses may serve to filter out experiential phenomena subtractively as much as they construct sensations from physical microstates. Macrostates are no less real than microstates, and both are emergent ‘scopes’ within consciousness.

We Are Forever Disjointed. The map is not the territory.

Count Alfred Korzybski used this Structural Differential (image) to drive home his point that the map of a territory is not the territory. His book: Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics drove the point home with a vengeance. At an early age, his book introduced me to the semantic confusion that results when abstractions are confused with their associated physical objects.

Mathematical models of phenomena never replicate all of the features of the physical manifestation of the phenomena. Models select a subset of the observables of the phenomena and approximate their quantitative relationships. Endless arguments could be avoided except for confusion about the reality of these abstractions.

Phenomena itself is directly unreachable because whatever the phenomenon is, we can only access it by what it does. This includes observations, sounds, and even mathematical models. But the conglomerate of these expressions, both physical and symbolic, results in something we can circle and point to, that we can name and refer to, and then call upon to remember and think about.

All evidence is an expression. All expression is potential evidence.

To be less abstract:

We see something because it does what it needs to be seen. It emits or reflects photons.

We hear something because it does what it needs to be heard. It shakes and generates sound waves.

We feel something because it does what it needs to be felt. It carries weight.

And similarly,

We model something because it behaves in ways that can be mathematically modeled. It carries logical consistency.
Phenomena are the expressions of evidence with mathematical expressions being no exception.

The best we can do is rank expressions by their abstractness and their distances from their source. Math is more abstract than direct observation. But there is always a distance. Hence, they are equated, if for the only reason that they never meet. From molecules to atoms to quarks to strings, every time we overcome this distance, we have discovered something else. What’s more, different realities exist at every scale.

Discovering new worlds in pursuit of the core of our own is a feat, but then what does that make our reality? What does that make the conglomerate of all phenomena? An expression. It’s all one giant expression, and there is no is, there is only does.

Instead of using the term explaining phenomena, let’s exchange that with the term modeling phenomena. Because mathematics in itself doesn’t explain anything. It is language.

Mathematics is the most fundamental variety of truth. It comes before scientific truth (discovered empirically), before social truth (the facts about how we behave to each other and what myths we choose to believe), and way ahead of political truth (as in “The great leader is always correct.”). And here’s a shocking was to think about this. The statement “1 + 2 = 3” is true whether or not there is a God, and also true whether or not there are humans to think about it.

This is important to note. Mathematics is a language. But there are some fundamental differences between it and other non-mathematical languages. The most important one is the near lack of any ambiguity. Language often has words, phrases, etc. that can have many meanings in many different languages and those meanings are contextual.

The question is: How much of a message do I need to understand the message’s contents with no ambiguity?

In normal human languages, this could be a very long message to extract an exact meaning (longer than the message itself) and by increasing the complexity through increasing the length of the message (over-describe something) it can build in even more ambiguity (it is often not even possible to check to see if you got a meaning right). This concept can be illustrated with the current wave of dank-deconstructionist-ironic memes going around.

Mathematics is also a very compact language.

Because of the lack of ambiguity and compactness, mathematics is amazing to model all kinds of phenomena.

Even better, when dealing with the physical world, a model can be made where the error of collecting the data to create the model is observed and passed along to the model. This is very important in any science. A scientific fact is one where the observation (data) is assumed to have an error instead of just assuming something is right or wrong (which is what humans naturally do; seeing is believing). In other words: The burden of truth lies on the data collected and can be statistically measured. However, if someone tells someone else a statement, the burden of truth often lies with a person choosing to believe indirect observations “at face value”.

I humbly think that if the world had a better grasp on this, we could avoid many conflicts. Beliefs are fluid, they aren’t absolute in truthfulness. They can fall on a degree of truth, but humans often don’t see it that way. Belief is often not open to rational criticism nor is it updated to incorporate new observations. But scientific facts and mathematical models are known to improve as new observations are made, and that is the whole point. Finding a better model.

We will eventually find a reasonably accurate yet eternally incomplete model of what we call “UFO’s”. We will someday have the clarity of unambiguity in UFOlogy. It will take time. Frankly, I do not believe humans have even remotely come close to understanding what they seek. Let alone know how to ask the right questions to create a valid line of inquiry. We are just the dominant primate life on this planet. We dream of adequateness and worthiness of the delusions we tell ourselves. The Universe has no obligation to make sense to you.

Whether they come from inner space or outer space may not ultimately matter. The source of this phenomena will undoubtedly be more bizarre and unsettling than we can currently imagine. As the fleeting spark of humanity slowly evolves, the search and quest for truth may be our ultimate reward.

PEACE

Reigns of Alien Communication

I commonly encounter a prevalent viewpoint in UFOlogy that disturbs me a little. This viewpoint is based wholly on our limitations and anthropomorphic expectations. A lot of people have a very narrow view of how truly alien communication must be. It is not going to be in any language we know or have known in the past. It will be a very high strange event. It will not be understood or even possibly recognized as communication at the start. It is going to be something completely unexpected. Our brains would not be equipped natively for the task. Good thing for our brain’s ability of neural plasticity.

For an understanding of our language and this applies to theirs too they would need to understand many diverse aspects of our cultures. To be able to infer correctly they would have to understand us on a level that they could not ever attain. They are not from Earth. They would not share the same collective history as we all do as being Earthicans. Even sharing all this commonality we on Earth have extreme difficulty understanding each other’s languages. How many languages do you speak? The only reason that we ever had a chance of understanding ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics is that the Rosetta Stone was discovered. Otherwise, we would never know what they said with any certainty. Language is a highly specialized thing for like creatures. True alien intelligence is not going to be anything like ours. How could it ever possibly be? It could and should not be inferred that they understand us intrinsically. When these hypothetical aliens try to communicate it is not going to be understood first off.

Our modern scientific understanding of the Universe is woefully incomplete. It is forever an incomplete vision. We are the limiting factor in this understanding of the real. Whatever that ultimately means?

Let’s be laser-like in our perception. There are regions of the Universe that are billions of years older than our local group of stars and galaxies. Even with our current low state of knowledge and technology, we know that planet formation appears to be the rule as opposed to the exception in the Cosmos. It appears to be an observable fact in our collective knowledge. We see planets all over where we look when we look with the right technological eyes.

It truly is no real leap in logic or expectation that very old, very advanced alien life exists. Possibly many such Galactic winners exist out there in the vast unknown. It only takes one of these winners to survive the insurmountable odds and survive till the pinnacle of their evolution. So advanced, so real in absolute probability. A headstart of a few billion years would be enough time for them to advance to what we would perceive as Gods. That is a very incorrect assumption. God by our very narrow view of one, but not in the real sense of the word.

These aliens were not given this ability they attained it through immense unfathomable effort. They earned it, it was not granted by an infinite regress of cosmic tortoises.

If a species of life somewhere in the Cosmos has evolved to its ultimate conclusion, I know what we can expect. Expect the completely unexpected in every sense of the word. An intelligence that is the absolute, at least from our low neural density perspective. The pinnacle of intellect with commensurate form and function. These sufficiently advanced intelligence’s will be the ultimate in the expression of “knowledge makes reality”. By either some mechanical assist (of some kind) or by force of will and consciousness they would appear as gods to us single planet humans. Such sublime intelligence from our reference frame will and would transcend space and time. They were perhaps like us but has now become more. Some religions are belief systems call creatures like them “Transcended”. They were perhaps like us but has now become more. It correctly should be referred to as “Attained”. The other word has spirituality overtones which are incorrect in basic assumptions.

This advanced species of life has overcome all dimensional considerations of space and time. They would know the beginning and the end of everything. Their consciousness collective or otherwise would span the Universe in zero time. Our paltry 4-dimensions would not be a problem since they would understand the Universe at all points in time. Their expression of thought would envelop each and every living thing within their focus and attention. From our limited perception, it would seem like a mirror image iteration of Carl Jung’s “Collective Unconscious” idea. He was incorrect in scope and function, “Universal Consciousness” is more apt of a name when you consider how an active alien intelligence could influence and direct this new form of consciousness.

A new emergent form of synesthesia is what would be required.

This Universal mind would have no needs or wants. It is everything yet nothing. Neurons but not. It would be ethereal and is the fabric of the Universe at the same time.

Science can examine the phenomena of the Universe but there is always a distance. You can never know a phenomenon you can only know how it expresses itself. That distance that abstraction is the fire in which they burn. The mind of the Universe will never be measured by any instrumentation or machine of even our distant technological advancements. No machine (or construction) will ever do it. Only sufficiently advanced consciousnesses could ever do that. Through consciousness is the only way, the only method of communication and recognition. This cosmic fabric of the Intelligensia or Illuminati will appear as near omnipotence but not in direct influence. Since they are pure thought (for a certain point of view) at least in their communication we and all intelligence in the Universe should and will be able to perceive this prime mover. A sufficient amount of complex neurology is required to perceive them accurately.

The human race would be just developing the sufficient brain power to emerge into the dark and light unknown. Few humans at the start would have this perception and ability to perceive this ubiquitous intelligence. This understanding is an attainment, not a gift. It would take immense effort and pain to attain true communication. The pain would be caused by having to interpret this high-powered intelligence. We do not understand the truly unknown. Lessons must be learned by your brain, these may seem traumatic in the process. The ultimate “thinking outside the box”. They would use what you know and modify it to teach you their aspects of communication. This would be scary and disturbing due to the steep and alien learning curve. They would show you lesson after lesson of focus until you understand their cognitive processes.

These lessons could be likened to the 14th-century epic poem “Dante’s Inferno“. Dante passes through the gate of Hell, which bears an inscription ending with the famous phrase “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate“, translated as “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. All hope is not lost just buried deep in translation.

Since this whole process of communication is an attainment and not a gift, the steps of understanding take effort and personal dedication. As this would be a process that takes energy not magic, many people will fail to recognize the intelligence let alone pass the focusing tuning trials. These trials are referred to as trials due to the effort involved. This effort comes at a cost This cost comes in the form of effort and the discomfort of new discovery.

This ancient intelligence that permeates throughout our existence at once is the epitome of peace. They want or need nothing from our planet or us other than to establish a meaningful relationship. They only want to experience our level of reality in which we burn. Since our concept of dimensionality is based on their ever-present influence. This influence is correctly interpreted as through our most human of words … love. Love is just a word, our word but it is the only one that fits the situation best through our crude linguistics.

They have no motives at all, they just are. They care about us because we are them. We are an expression of the Universe trying to understand itself. They span the Universe in thought. We can think for example of being on Mars, Pluto, or across the galaxy. All we would need is accurate information to have an accurate imagination (conscious thought). This intelligence knows every particle position of every elemental particle in the Universe at any given time. Give them a few billion years to hone their mental mojo along with their technology and all can be known at any given time. It would be similar to our primitive idea of “remote viewing” just light years ahead of our primitive understanding.

This intelligence is not a deity. Just a different expression of life, just one from our perception which is high strange in nature.

The intelligence did not create the Universe any more than we did. We are all one. Since the only communication that can span the Universe(s) is thought, they can not manipulate matter directly. They need hands and feet for that kind of material influence. This is where we come in. Our planet is super rare in the Universe. Earth has millions of species of life trundling across our dirty surfaces. We are a cosmic Eden. This makes us of high interest and consideration to the Universal intelligence. Life, all life is precious. All life matters. All life has their own particular perception. each life forms consciousness is similar to what is thought of as a dimension. These dimensions are all valuable. Every living creatures dimension matters. Something can be learned from it and explored for the benefit of all. This is the same drive to save and value all life.

It is important to understand a very important distinction between this intelligence. It is not all powerful. It can not influence matter in our 4 dimensions. It is pure thought, pure energy. It is similar to the idea of radio waves moving a hammer. It can not due to the fact that it is electromagnetic is energy not matter.

This intelligence would not be like the fictitious “Q” from Star Trek. No snapping fingers here. The intelligence needs minds to influence matter. That infers that we and the other attained civilizations are its eyes and ears in our planetary collective (group). They are energy at least in their communication. Our immature idea of what a god is wrong. No magic, no matter manipulation. All influence is mental from the intelligence. This is the only way it actually could be when you really think about it and realize that any other line of thought is just anthropomorphic nonsense. Not our fault this easily made mistake. We are bombarded with fantasy, science fiction, and religion. All have an effect of spreading disinformation in their own way.

The concept of “Oneness” is a good one to explore. This intelligence is singular in expression and intention. That is to unite all living creatures in the Universe under harmony and peace. Imagine what that would mean. It means that Earth has friends all over the Universe. Friends that realize that all expressions of life anywhere are precious and in need of actualization. Friends may already be here. The few beacons of light that have attained are what was referred to as Angels and Demons. Whatever that might mean? Reflections, paradox bounces. Beauty or ugliness is in the mind of the beholder.

This is not something that should be feared. The awareness focusing would be difficult. It has to be. Since their influence is in the thought realm and not directly in our 4D reality, many will fail to be able to recognize this influence. This is not a personal failing on their part just that their neurology cannot comprehend it. No more their fault that a person being born blind to the visible spectrum is in regards to sight.

The number of emergent people would be very low in comparison to the population as a whole. Our human brains are just becoming able to comprehend this highly pervasive intelligence. Many people would have an inkling but no real understanding. Understanding is a spectrum as everything else is. The spectrum would span the gamut from fully actualized to no awareness at all. This might account for what we see when we examine world history.

These people that attained a level of awareness have existed and would exist now. I suspect our neurology has only been sufficiently complex enough for awareness and comprehension since we evolved into modern hominids. Maybe longer but I would doubt it.

This situation is the ultimate “win-win-win” scenario. You, I, and Everyone win. Imagine the world where everyone is friends. Everyone has a vested interest in everyone else. No nation states that divide us into “us and them”. Imagine a planet lead by our best and brightest minds who care for all.

Peace.

Arrival – How do we communicate?

Arrival’s Plot: Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

Hollywood Reporter:How refreshing to watch an alien contact movie in which no cities are destroyed or monuments toppled, and no adversarial squabbling distracts the human team from the challenges of their complex interspecies encounter. Anchored by an internalized performance from Amy Adams rich in emotional depth, this is a grownup sci-fi drama that sustains fear and tension while striking affecting chords on love and loss.

So what does this have to do with real visitors, our star families as some call them?

The on-going saga of First Contact, even Disclosure, has been presented through so many channels and mediums in the last decades; books, crop circles, movies, tv shows and more. Yet, there is another aspect to this picture that few even consider, except those who are in the midst of it. I’m referring to the continual engagement of non-linear and non-local intelligence with humans and would-be humans.

Why do I say would-be humans? Because there are those who’ve been seeded here for some time, a few at a time, that try to be human but grapple with things beyond human. Confused? Try being one who, since childhood, has been a part of another reality alongside the one most people experience on a daily basis, parallel and even woven into it synchronistically. Acknowledging that ‘something else’ is going on brings labels and projections in spite of practical performance, academic and athletic excellence.

The movie ARRIVAL demonstrates this conundrum through the language barrier with the visitors, who arrive in 12 locations simultaneously with no fanfare or aggression of any kind. As usual, the pundits jump to conclusions and go into military mode where everything outside ‘normal’ command and control structure is perceived as a threat and prepared for accordingly. Contrary to perception, there is no threat at all. In fact, the opposite is true. We become a threat to ourselves and the notification that we have the ultimate weapon is given.

The weapon turns out to be language. The visitor’s language is far superior and has reached the data storage capacity for volumes of information to be displayed in a single circular ink blot. Imagine if we are able to receive data in such a way, only we get it through light pulses, just like data being sent through glass tubes now… fiber optics. We know light pulses can contain zettabytes or even a googolplex of information. Our brains and bodies function through light pulses traveling the speed of thought (841 trillion miles per second perhaps) across our personal neural nets.

Humans tend to truncate data streams before getting the whole picture. We experience or listen to respond rather than be engaged or immersed into something bigger than we can imagine yet have moments of its reality nevertheless. Next-level humans, those with the capacity for engagement beyond past systems, are well aware of this non-linear and non-local method of information exchange. To those, the universe speaks in every moment as eloquently as any master communicator and more… it’s visceral; every fiber of our being is engaged.

Why can’t everyone experience this? It’s largely do to choice… and fear of the unknown. As in the movie, when things were suddenly shifted and no one knew what was going to happen next, the prime characters chose to remain in a state of childlike curiosity and explored possibilities without the threat of fear. They ‘knew’ something more was happening. We, as humans BEing, can experience that same place, too. It starts by taking a conscious breath, perhaps many, and being in the present moment.

Now this may all sound like some spiritual gobbledigook. I assure you it is not. It is a practice of patience and perseverance… the present holds no past or future so multiple dimensions open as non-linear and non-local expressions of space/time. Non-linear communication, spoken of by Louise as well, is the preferred method of universe communication. It happens across multiple tracks as well…. dreamtime, visions and even waking consciousness when one is still. These kinds of communication are commonplace to the experience, rare if at all to the reporter and most sages on stage today.

The thing about experiencing these kinds of activity is the near inability to articulate it and, when attempts are made, it sounds like a bunch of jumbled thoughts and the person is labeled and summarily dismissed as some kind of lunatic or unbalanced personality. I’ve had to deal with that in my younger years, including some time spent on a psychiatric ward as a result of not being able to articulate my experience clearly enough to create a comprehensive expression that was easily understood. Today, it’s vastly different.

Back to the movie… Once the communication methodology and understanding is at least minimally in place, the revelation that ‘language’ is the ultimate weapon is presented. It is SO true, especially ‘how’ we use language can either create or destroy relationships – the only thing that matters in the dynamics of harmony among people and planet. We tend to divide and disperse rather than coalesce and coagulate. So, if one were to consider the notion of harmony among people and planet from an off-planet viewpoint that arrived only to assist… what, how, who might be involved to share their messages?

One last consideration that I found to be significant in the overall ‘real’ experience of multidimensional non-linear and non-local engagements. Once the ‘message’ was received and the ‘threat’ was removed to the extent that communication between governments across the world was restored and even evolved into a new order of trust, what happens next? The craft that had basically shown up ‘out of nowhere’ returned to their space. They simply melded into ‘clouds’ and disappeared.

What that might say for our current day experiences, eh?

I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Joseph Burkes on Inception Radio recently, discussing how we communicate and what is communicated with us. You’ll hear about a conversation I had with Dr. Edgar Mitchell about his experience with a non-human intelligence while descending toward the moon so long ago.

Deeper Questions Bridge Worlds

Deeper Questions Bridge Worlds

In our quest to understand things beyond our world, our visitors, their intention and intelligence… is the something we’re missing? Is there a representation of the ‘trinity’ that seems to be mirrored in earth-based religions found in other realms? I held that question for some time. One of the results I experienced some years ago.  Perhaps it is better shared here amongst the ufology crowd.

Three Suns as ONE

A sun is still a mystery of spiritual and physical presence, an enigma in the intelligent design scenario and life-giver to so many species. Three suns – thrice the mystery. On a physical level, hydrogen and helium are at work. Hydrogen is the only element bereft of neutrons. Our consciousness as contained in physical bodies is beyond the boundaries of that physical body, but we’re still unable to look at ourselves from a distance. Just a side note: Carbon’s atomic arrangement: 666 (6 protons, 6 neutrons, 6 electrons). Is this truly the ‘number of man?’

The Great Central Sun is a ubiquitous reference in esoteric philosophy of Source. We talk about the concept of ‘Source’ yet few ever venture out as to bring it home to our internal experience in a way that makes sense common. Is our ‘great central sun’ actually three suns? The concept of our ‘trinity’ had to have come from somewhere. I’d had that question in mind for some years, but it wasn’t until finding myself in the process of an experience that offered deeper considerations that I truly let go of past conceptions.

In the summer of 1989, while learning a technique developed by William Swygard in the 1950s, I was privileged to enjoy some interesting explorations in the dynamics of human consciousness. Swygard had written a book describing two techniques for exploring the depths of our psychospiritual composition.The two techniques are called Multi-level Awareness and Multi-plane Awareness and his book was originally one of two covers and no back, meaning the two were in one, much like ‘Doors of Perception’ and ‘Heaven and Hell’ by Aldous Huxley. These processes, although facilitated by a trained guide, allowed deeper individual experiences to evolve within the framework of the process.

By this I mean only vague prompts were given to direct the consciousness in a particular direction, based on the responses given in answer to the questions of the facilitator. The experience was totally spontaneous from the individual’s perspective from that point onward, allowing a freer exploration of the worlds within. The purpose of the facilitator was more as a prompter and recorder; to maintain a verbal link with the experiencer so that reflections could be made afterward. In this way there was some record for reviewing for the experiencer and facilitator alike, shared with others for further inquiry.

The Rabbit Hole Deepens

This was definitely a metaphysical experience, yet it seems to correlate to much of the scientific research and referencing of the ‘Holographic Universe’ of Michael Talbot’s discovery and sharing. In fact, this paradigm has been present in several physicist’s and scientist’s exploration and revelatory considerations.  Among them [paradigm shifters] are Alain Aspect, David Bohm, Karl Pribham, and Karl Lashley.

Complexologists at the Sante Fe Institute have created yet another theory that the Universe actually seeks to replicate itself, based on their study of the math, physics, and science surrounding cosmology, quantum environments, and thermodynamics to name a few.

Striving to understand how our universe works leads us to better understand how the human enigma works in its interaction and living amongst the stars. Apparently instantaneous ‘faster than light’ communication between individuals, as well as brain cells, is a reality and violates the long-held notion that Einstein fostered: no communication can travel faster than the speed of light.

The information age, along with scientific exploration made possible through discovery and development of new paradigms and technology, brings with it the ability of man to question everything he/she has learned about humans to date. This includes being able to cross-reference, if you will, the scientific and spiritual manifestos of our history on planet Earth. So let me take you on a little journey. You don’t have to believe it was real, although I will do my best to relate it objectively.

Precursive Points of Interest

On this particular afternoon, I was in process of preparing for one of these multi-level awareness journeys. I began by doing some deep breathing relaxation to prepare for the process. I was feeling my body and mind relax when all of a sudden, Zephyr, a guide I’d known since my late teens, showed up and gave me that look. You know the one, where you know you are about to have something very profound happen and you let go of anything else on your mind. So it was. He simply motioned with his arm and said, “Come.” And so I did.

I exited my body with such ease that I hardly felt the departure. Now the interesting thing is that by practicing this multi-level awareness technique, I had the ability to describe what I was seeing and hearing along the way. As soon as Zephyr showed up, I was communicating my experience to the would be facilitator, who was now about to tested in their ability to respond in a much different way. I’m sure it had to have been pretty weird sitting in the chair next to me that day! I had to explain who Zephyr was later, so let me do so now.

I’d met Zephyr while studying metaphysics with a small group of explorers in college in my late teens. We all read many books as well and I was in process of reading Carlos Castaneda’s works. I think I was on Journey to Ixtlan at the time. I remember one of the consistent threads of other spiritual works being the existence of spirit guides or allies, as he called them. I had inquired within, through prayer, regarding the existence of and ability to communicate with a guide or ally or guardian angel if you will that was ‘assigned’ to me.

During a meditation one afternoon about a week later the name Zephyr and a face of an Indian appeared in my mind instantaneously. He appeared as an ancient Indian, with eyes so deep and simultaneously cold and warm, peering into my depths of my soul, yet with respect of my being.

I was able to do some research later, assisted by a friend that was an adept at automatic writing, and found that his incarnation was over 20,000 years ago in what is now the Southwest US. I’ve had numerous occasions to journey with him since. If you’ve had similar experiences you can relate. If you haven’t, well just consider it a great story.

The Journey Continues

This was a bit different because there was now a witness to record my experience as I related it. As I exited my body, he became a sphere of light with his face as the only feature. I first noticed his profile, with that large Indian nose… rather reminiscent of Jimmy Durante. I found it a bit humorous and told him so. Nothing can be hidden in those realms as even the fleeting thoughts are as apparent as turning a light on in a darkened room. So as I was entertaining myself at his expense he turned and faced me with that look again.

I asked him where we were going and he only responded that I would find out shortly. He began asking questions of my spiritual path to date and what I’d learned since the last time we journeyed. I could see faintly the points of light, elongated, as we were whizzing by at an incredible speed. I suppose the only reference would be the speed of thought?

In answer to my question of direction, Zephyr told me just to wait and see. I probed again and his silence was absolute. I then spoke to him of other things that I had experienced lately and he responded with analysis, some sick humor, and engaged me in some great bantering that left me feeling very humble after having some pride in the depth of understanding I thought I’d been expressing to him. I think we probably all feel that way when our bubbles are burst by our elders, bringing us back to a humble reality.

Tangentialism

According to the Urantia Book, an interesting exploration of the structure of creation, the speed of travel for a Solitary Messenger is approximately 841 trillion miles per second. It is totally beyond my ability to explain how a real person/spirit can traverse space at such a velocity. Whether or not that is correct we can accept that it is indeed quite fast, much faster than the speed of light.

One of the aspects of the Path is to be so rooted in one’s own knowing as they are expressing it, yet being able instantly to let go of the attachment of its truth in order for further depths of understanding to occur. Sometimes the knowing shifts and must be left behind as merely a stone on the path. At other times, the knowing evolves into a much deeper acknowledgment of ‘what is’ in the conundrum of ‘What is reality?’ This bantering lasted for about eight minutes, according to the facilitator, as the arrival at our destination brought it to an abrupt close.

I suppose that the constant recounting of conversation helped to anchor congruent patterns of thought and holographic reality at that point. Very humbling nonetheless, as one can only report on experience. The discussion also had a profound affect on the facilitator’s life as it verified some inklings he’d been entertaining as possible answers to some of his own questions about the nature of creation and reality as we know it.

Our Arrival

After some time traveling I noticed a slowing of momentum and as soon as I did, I felt an abrupt halt. We had arrived at a solar system that was so beautiful beyond belief that it created a feeling of unimaginable awe. If you’ve seen Contact and Jodie Foster’s character as she witness the beauty of space you can imagine the feeling of awe that overcame me then. We had stopped outside the perimeter of the largest orbit of the nine planets that revolved around three huge white rainbow sparkled suns that appeared to be equidistant in the center of this system.

I only had a moment to take in the beauty before I heard a voice that felt like the combination of the suns speaking as one. I had no choice be to listen intently. The sensation was like a river of energy flowing through me. In response to the natural curiosity and questions I had been thinking about deeply, the voice (s) said, “We are not only your forefathers, we are also the forefathers of your solar system.” Short and sweet. That was it.

I felt such a deep connection to those words and the resonance of truth that I was speechless for a moment. I wish there was a word to describe it – maybe ‘peace that surpassed understanding’ is most appropriate. You get the picture… I was blown away. Zephyr said, “Okay, that’s it, time to go.” It took me a moment to regain composure and I began to want to ask some questions. Zephyr cut me off immediately saying, “No questions now, you’ve got all the information you need. You’ll figure it out.” Oh man….

The Feedback Loop

I needed some more feedback. My mind needed more information to process. Although the experience and information locked into my soul with irrefutable efficacy, I argued for a few moments and then gave in to the trip back. He never did respond to those direct questions…damn stoic Indian. He was kind enough to offer some things to ponder, though, which gave me much more than I realized at the time. How does the macro relate to the micro?

Once back in the room and relating the journey to fill in the gaps of my description of the scenery, what I found interesting is that each leg of the journey was consistent. According to the facilitator’s watch the journey of going and coming were about 8 minutes long, which was more than just coincidence it seemed. This would indicate that it was indeed a journey that crossed some major distance at the speed of thought or something similar yet to be measured by modern science. I did find a reference to the speed of thought – 841 trillion miles per second.

Just how the actual vehicles became ‘real’ or the method of travel was something I didn’t understand as a repeatable process. I always hope for a methodology to plug into the scientific method. I suppose, like any form of journeying, it could be practiced and perfected over time. But, I’m not sure Zephyr would be at my beckon call as I seem to investigate on my own well enough. He does seem to show up a significant intervals and personal/spiritual growth moments. In a lot of cases, the event is not necessary to repeat as the impact leaves such a profound experience that lifetimes are spent articulating the findings.

Parting Thoughts

I’d been on many journeys to date and this was one of the most profound and potentially rewarding in the development of a cognitive model that removes conjecture and superstition regarding the nature of how we got here. To understand the mechanisms of creation from that point requires some intense study of the internal structure of creation. Metaphysics seeks to explain this in my opinion.

I did feel an unusually high resonance with the idea of these suns being the foundation of our Trinity. It made so much sense. Just imagine what this could mean to the developmental theories of creation and our scientific explorations into the depths of material structure. I do know this: it was much more that my feeble brain was able to interpret, yet the imagery, voice and travel were very real. I gave my life to know truth long ago. I’m still learning.

Quantum physics and complexologists are moving closer to explaining the next levels of consciousness in mathematical terms that result in patterns encountered in inner space. Whether it be three suns as one or the Great Central sun metaphor, methinks we are on the verge of a Cosmic Evolution. Just for a moment, think about the proton, electron and neutron being the ‘trinitized’ components of the material world with an attending ‘consciousness’ in the space between. Blessings…

Contact and Psycho-Spiritual Technologies

Contact and psycho-spiritual technologies are more connected than what we might think. We know that levels of consciousness are far different than what we are used to happening during contact experiences. The experiencer is often caught in the midst of it, unable to retain or reflect in process. Some do, but it is rare.

The phenomena becomes the focus rather than the communication that took place most don’t remember. For some outside the fray, the ability to integrate the experience, let alone be available for more, becomes a life-long quest for achieving credibility while seeking validation from the shared experiences of others.

We like expeditious experiences, quick fixes to the challenges we face in learning how to multiplane awareness and solfeggio toneslive a more aligned life, where aspiration, inspiration, qualification and vocation coalesce. How do we get to that place? Learning how to be still for long periods of time sure helps; allowing the mind to be adrift and quiet on the ocean of emotion.

Like Einstein said in his definition of insanity being if you keep doing the same thing and expect different results…. we need different behaviors and thoughts. With the new thought and non-linear/non-local opportunities to shift, there are many who are presenting possibilities now.

Star Trek presented the concept of thought-inspired travel many years ago. I’ve had my own experiences of traveling by thought, with no other explanation possible. Focused thinking void of distraction can produce a variety of experiences, intentional or unintentional depending on who is driving the bus. The traditional ufologist researcher is usually unwilling to explore this realm. It’s viewed as too subjective.

One of the best tools I found is call the Multi-plane Awareness Technique, developed originally by William Swygard back in the 1950s. When I was first introduced to it in 1989 it open me up like a lotus and life got kinda weird for a bit… a good weird, mind you. There was no recorded version of it, unfortunately, as it was done with a live facilitator back then… and still.

I looked for a long time, then decided to record it and share. It got some great reviews and probably a lot more potentially that folks were a bit skiddish to write about because of the high strangeness. A couple of years ago I re-recorded it and embedded the 9 Solfeggio frequencies in it as well; they fit perfectly with the 9 planes of consciousness presented during the journey.

So with that, I’d like to share the latest version… 1 hour and 20 minutes, roughly. It safe and non-habit forming…. (well, maybe) Multi-Plane with Solfeggio Tones

I believe this technique allowed me to garner the ability to be present enough to experience the ‘anal probe’ in a different way than many others, understanding it is a procedure beyond any perception of being ‘sexual’ in nature. It has also opened me to communication on levels that are amazing, as well as allowing non-linear and non-local moments to become more present.