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New Reference Material – Beyond UFOs

Beyond UFOs: The Science of Consciousness and…

For several years now, data has been collected and correlated by a dedicated group of folks under the banner of the Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Experiences (FREE). The organization, like many, has gone through some iterations and changed to Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Experiences, although they haven’t added an ‘E.’ Their surveys are directed toward contactees or ‘experiencers’ of this phenomena.

From their website: “BEYOND UFOS: THE SCIENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND CONTACT WITH NON HUMAN INTELLIGENCE”.  After 4 years of conducting the world’s first comprehensive multi-language and international academic research study on UFO related Contact with Non Human Intelligence (NHI), The FREE Foundation has finally published its new book!

From a promotional email:

FREE is in the 5th year of administering the world’s first comprehensive, multi-language worldwide academic research study on individuals that have had Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) related contact experiences with Non-Human Intelligence (NHI)–   The FREE Experiencer Research Study.

The Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Experiences, or FREE, is a 501c3 not for profit academic research foundation. FREE was co-founded by the late Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Harvard University Astrophysicist Dr. Rudy Schild, Australian researcher Mary Rodwell, and Rey Hernandez, an attorney, a UAP Contact Experiencer, and Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley. Over the last 5 years, the FREE Foundation has had over 10 Ph.D.s, mostly retired academic professors, and 20 other lay researchers, volunteering in this research study. FREE’s Executive Director is Dr. Rudy Schild, a retired Astrophysicist from Harvard University.

Due to the controversial nature of the FREE research data, the UAP-related contact phenomenon is not studied in universities.  Even the field of “Parapsychology” continues to view the UAP contact phenomena as a taboo topic and the majority within parapsychology do not want to be directly associated with the UAP phenomenon.  FREE’s academic research study seeks to address this problem.  Until we began our research, no one had a basic understanding on the topic of UAP-related contact with Non-Human Intelligence (NHI). Why? Because the basic research data collection on this topic was never undertaken.  We discovered that many of our survey findings contradict much of what has been circulating in the field of Ufology. The true story of UAP-related contact with Non-Human Intelligence was not being accurately presented. FREE’s work is thus a paradigm-shifting event.

As you will soon observe from our data, FREE’s research suggests that the physical aspects of this phenomenon are but a small fraction of attributes associated with these complex manifestations. Indeed, it is the pervasive non-physicality, the parapsychological and other paranormal aspects, that comprise the majority of survey respondents’ experiences.

What can we do with all this data? Now, nearly 5 years later after the concerted effort to develop the surveys and distill the information into usable forms there is an obvious revelation in not only are these encounters real, they are much more prevalent than previously thought. Thousands of events have gone into the compilation of the statistics in order to share the relationships. No where else has this been accomplished yet. This volume is a requirement for any serious ufology research and anyone interested in the evolution of our consciousness and interaction with that which is beyond human.

The contributors to the book also share nearly the same views from their observations and research, let alone their personal experiences, presenting their ideas from a variety of perspectives that meet the scholarly requirements for a great work and leading-edge research in what has traditionally been a hands-off fashion for lack of empirical data and/or repeatable event construction. The nature of these encounters is certainly more random yet perhaps as the information is shared and studied there will be better questions that help us to understand and even participate in the phenomena.

If you are here and reading this, then you owe it to yourself to get the book.


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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.

Happy New Year Earthlings! (exo)Politics Anyone?

New Year’s Resolutions – Timid or Transformational?

Wasn’t the ending of 2017 an amazing experience, with all the disclosure inferences and shenanigans? Happy New Year, Earthlings… (exo)Politics anyone? We all know that disclosure is an ongoing process and that those truly involved aren’t about to dilute their work with attention getting antics like some folks seem to be doing. You know, everything is helpful in getting people to seriously question the reality of the times we live in, right?

Now this probably won’t be read by those who are actively engaged in politics at this time. Still, we have some exciting news about the progress of our work here in Arizona. It may come as a surprise, but the reality of bringing any kind of exopolitical experience to Earth might just begin with some of us so inclined to engage the system. This cosmic 2×4 was slapped up side my head back in 2012 when I got the impression to research the existence of the Independent Party in Arizona.

What I found was that nothing had been done and, apparently, it was there for me to do. The domain structure for the Party, after looking at other States, was www.independence(state).com so when I looked for the availability of IndependenceArizona.com there was no claim to date. I immediately purchased it and went to work on the website, creating some basic content around the theme of ‘Making Sense Common.’ Other things in life garnered my attention for several years until just after Christmas 2017 when a comment was made on the site that precipitated a face-to-face conversation and ignited things again.

On New Year’s Eve we registered the trade name ‘Independent Party of Arizona’ and formed Independent Party of Arizona LLC to get the ball rolling. Our New Year’s resolution became getting the Independent Party recognized by the State of Arizona, which it is not. Further research found the requirements and subsequent ancillary activities and paperwork that needs to be filed, all of which we are in process of now. Our slogan became ‘Making Sense Common’ and specifically refers to education, energy, environment, health care and social systems.

The simple side of the work is that we’ll need about 24,000 signatures to get the job done. The Independent Party of Arizona bridges parties as well as cultural communities and is what America was set up to do. Arizona has the golden opportunity to set the standard for coalescing multiple concerns and factions toward a cohesive and collaborative administration. The result of such would change the course of current deficits and inability to serve our population in so many ways. It would also catapult the use of alternative energy production through the combined efforts of communities and commercial development.

I’ve always enjoyed grassroots activity and have been involved in many local/state initiatives over the years, beginning with representing the Phoenix Indian School Preservation Coalition in 1991, a coalition made up of representatives from 18 of the 21 Tribes in Arizona intending to have the newly designated Indian School Park designed with indigenous Native American features. I was the non-Indian who was asked to chronicle the details and present them to the Mayor of Phoenix and his staff along with the Parks and Recreation Planning Sub-Committee.

I was also involved the the Arizona Coalition for Peace, Justice and the Environment and worked to help coordinate quarterly meetings around the State of Arizona for several years. It was a most profoundly life-changing experience that helped me to realize how much ‘help’ is available from ‘other’ sources to those who are involved in positive change in the world. After all, the consistent message from the ETs is that we must step up to affect changes in our world. They will assist from a distance, but it is up to each one of us to be practical in our application of understanding consciousness and the process of change/evolution for our world.

There was a collection of brilliant and inspirational speakers gathered for The Prophets Conference in Phoenix back in 1997, among them were Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Jose Arguelles, Lyssa Royal, Hunbatz Men, David Icke, Robert Anton Wilson, Joan Ocean, Dr. Steven Greer and Zecharia Sitchin. As the event manager I had opportunities for conversations beyond the norm in private, an opportunity I took advantage of to inquire and understand further how the integration of consciousness and community can be further engaged.

In that regard, it is an honor to be tapped on the shoulder to perform at this level. My intention has always been to be an example; someone that my parents, children and grand children are proud of even if it takes a long time for them to recognize the triumphs over trials and tribulations from a slow-moving and resistant paradigm that has been in place for far too long. It’s too late for my parents, at least my adoptive ones. Still, the sensation of being tasked with this challenge brings me to new levels of integrated activity with my cosmic crew. Perhaps it might inspire others to step up and apply their skill set toward building the new.

The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates

MECHANISMS OF CONTACT, “PRIME CONTACTEES “

MECHANISMS OF CONTACT, “PRIME CONTACTEES “

Introduction

When I first described this type of UFO experiencer in May of 2014, I was surprised to see a controversy result. My description of the so-called “prime contactees” was labeled by some as “elitist.” I was accused of trying to create a popularity contest in which ordinary contactees’ role would be seen as insignificant next to the “supreme status” of the so-called “primes.” Fellow senior contact activists angrily informed me that I was being “divisive.”

Well I certainly didn’t intend to trigger such a controversy. Responding to those offended I wrote a second article with the title “Prime Contactees Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg.” The original controversial blog in an edited form is presented as Part 1 below.

As part of this introduction I should point out that the term “contactee” is in many ways outdated. The “ee” ending suggests a passive role in English, as in “employee” or “payee.” The “er” or “or” endings suggest a more active role as in “worker, soldier, mentor.”

For those who have joined a contact team, or have carried out contact protocols on their own, reaching out to the intelligence behind the UFO phenomenon can involve much mental, physical and most importantly spiritual work. Thus in my view the designation “contact worker” is superior to “contactee.”

In addition contactees historically have focused on the bizarre and often mystifying nature of their contact experiences. In a sense their personal encounters have been the message. This was a fairly constant feature of the UFO clubs during the 1950s that had thousands of members and celebrated the alleged encounters of contactee subculture celebrities like George Adamski and others.

“Contact workers” I imagine in contrast to “contactees” envision their ongoing encounters as part of a worldwide transformation of consciousness that links the flying saucer phenomenon with necessary solutions to the seemingly insurmountable problems that humanity is facing. I am referring to the scourges of war, hunger, racism, and global climate change. So for those of us who are part of what I like to call “The Contact Underground” let’s drop the term “contactee.” Since we are doing a lot of work on this issue, another alternative could be “contact workers.” If this sounds to “old left” the alternative “contact activists” will do just fine as well.

WHO ARE THE PRIME CONTACTEES AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?

And the potential for creating a new kind of social movement.
Joseph Burkes MD 2015

As the UFO truth movement grows and increasing numbers of young people are excited about the possibilities of encountering intelligent life in the cosmos, the special role of a very select group of UFO experiencers should be examined. In the early 1990s I became an organizer for a number of contact groups. Since then I have observed a small number of remarkable individuals who more or less match the criteria for being what I have termed “prime contactees.”

A “prime contactee” is a UFO experiencer that has some of the following characteristics,

1. Apparent contact with UFO intelligence from childhood or as a young adult that involves special training in consciousness-based communication and the concomitant development of other advanced psychic abilities. This often involves meditation practice as a youth and is typically initiated without any apparent parental or other adult supervision.

2. Repeated sightings of UFOs when other people are present to verify that the “primes” can share their ongoing contact experiences with others.

3. A sense of “mission” involving informing the public of the importance of contact, or playing a supporting role for other contactees who are educating society on this topic. Forming new contact groups or joining existing networks is another manifestation of activities derived from a sense of having a personal mission.

4. In the most advanced “primes,” perhaps people like Dr Steven Greer or the man that I call “Misha” in my reports, they are likely having ongoing mental communication with UFO intelligence. This might even include direct telepathic communication (voice in the head) with the intelligence responsible for flying saucers.

5.This last feature is particularly risky for primes. If the larger society learns of such capabilities, those individuals will be mistakenly labeled as a “kooks” and be subjected to intense ridicule. Their sanity will almost certainly be questioned and forced psychiatric evaluations could also result.

6.More importantly if the primes’ special link to an extraterrestrial intelligence becomes known by the control groups, (those powerful clandestine forces attempting to keep a lid on the UFO situation), in my opinion at a minimum the primes will be subjected to intense surveillance.

HOW THE CONTROL GROUPS OPERATE AGAINST THE CONTACT NETWORK

In my opinion there is a high probability that private contractors working for the control groups are being recruited from government intelligence services to monitor and even harass high-level contactees. Thus these servants of the status quo probably see the primes as “enemy agents of influence” working for what I like to call “a higher intelligence agency.”

In some very unpleasant instances prime contactees have even been attacked by what might be called “psychotronic” technology. I personally learned of the effects of such attacks on contact activists when I was closely associated with Dr Greer’s Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence during the years 1992 to 1998.

Under certain circumstances the control groups in a less confrontational mode might even attempt to co-op primes with offers of money and access to privileged information available only to “insiders.” This kind of co-opting effort reportedly happened to Dr Greer while attending a UFO conference in the spring of 1992. He shared this information with the CE-5 Initiative Working Group Coordinators, including me, Shari Adamiak and Wayne Peterson. Alas these last two prominent contact workers are now deceased.

Indeed the passing of many of the first generation of North American contact activists is one of the reasons why I am initiating this “The Contact Network History Project.” My hope is to share these narratives with the current and future generations of contact workers. Jeff Becker’s anthology “Paths to Contact” of which I am one of many co-authors has a similar goal. I recommend it to all members of the network.

THE PERILS OF BEING A PRIME

To be a prime contactee I imagine is a heavy cross to bear. If the special relationship with non-human intelligence is made public, critics will likely deem primes “insane.” On the other hand once their extraordinary ability to attract UFOs is established within the flying saucer subculture, the primes are often turned into celebrities. They are treated as if they are special (which they are in many ways) but unfortunately some may start believing that they are better than everyone else (which they are not!)

So the contact network may need to protect prime contactees, not only from a doubting larger society in which mainstream media will make fun of them, and from the control groups that may try to “neutralize” them, but strangely enough contact activists may need to protect the primes from themselves as well, from an egoism which is reinforced by people’s tendency to engage in hero worship.

THE DANGERS OF EGO -BASED CONFLICTS

This last point is apropos to what I believe happened to the Peruvian based Rama contact group back in the 1990s. Rumors of plagiarism and the use of donations to fund what was characterized as affluent life styles, appears to have played a major role in causing that once vibrant group to implode. According my sources within ranks of this very important organization their numbers were decimated. In fighting among the leadership resulted in much disappointment that turned into bitterness.

Uncontrolled adulation in susceptible individuals might “turn” prime contactees from the altruistic path of serving a nascent “contact movement” to the more selfish position of insisting that their supporters should service them! I am referring to the tendency of contact groups to take on aspects of cults.

“Servicing” the primes might involve giving them large amounts of money, often under questionable circumstances, the granting of sexual favors and in general satisfying their personal needs to feel important and to be the center of attention.

From decades of social cause activism during the 1960s through 80s, I learned that in order for radical reform campaigns to succeed they need to fire up the enthusiasm of the grass roots and not focus on the many strengths while ignoring the weakness of those leading them.

THE BIG PICTURE

This analysis is offered within the hopeful framework that a benevolent and technologically advanced ET civilization is at this moment interacting with humanity. My hope is that their presence will inspire us to create an Earth civilization based on peace, cooperation and social/economic justice. I believe this is true because such ethical advancements, including the forever banning all war, is in my judgment a precondition for any alien culture to travel across the sea of stars.

In the absence of such radical cultural advancements in an ET civilization, the powerful energy systems required for interplanetary and/or inter-dimensional travel would be applied to create weapons so powerful that their evitable use would destroy the very civilization that created them, thus preventing them from getting very far out into space beyond their star system of origin.

THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES.

Currently there is much speculation about the possibility that if the advanced propulsion systems that allow flying saucers to operate were downloaded into our technological culture, then tremendous benefits would accrue. If advanced technologies were used for peaceful purposes, then global warming, environmental pollution and even world poverty and hunger might be eliminated.

In the short term our achieving this kind of sweeping political and economic transformation is a big “if.” For such dramatic events to happen, the control groups’ campaign labeled the “UFO truth embargo” in my judgment would have to be self-curtailed or overcome by a stronger force. Such a force I imagine could very well be a skillfully organized and adequately funded future “contact movement.” This would by necessity involve not hundreds of activists worldwide, (my estimate of our current strength) but rather require millions of dedicated participants.

In addition negotiations with the so-called “ETs” to obtain their technology would likely only occur under conditions of world peace. This would be necessary to ensure that advanced technologies would not be used militarily against the alleged “aliens” as well as these technologies being used against ourselves.

THE FUTURE OF THE CONTACT MOVEMENT

This long-term plan to create a contact movement will require the participation of countless activists. As the ranks of contact workers increase, as it appears to be happening now, then I imagine that the importance of those that I call prime contactees will likely decrease.

Creating a new kind of social movement linking UFOs to solutions for the major problems confronting mankind is indeed a very ambitious project. Critics will likely say, “It’s an impossible dream.” My reply is that we will either evolve as a race of intelligent beings or we will destroy our civilization by war and man made environmental catastrophes.

If creating a bright peaceful future both here on Earth and in the cosmos is called “impossible” by the so-called “authorities,” then I have but one thing to say to contact activists, “Be realists: demand the impossible!”

About the author: Dr Burkes volunteered as a Working Group Coordinator for the CE-5 Initiative from 1992 till 1998. He has continued to study the flying saucer phenomenon working with MUFON and the Peruvian contact network now called Rahma. Dr Burkes retired from the Southern California Pemanente Group after thirty years service in 2008. He is a board certified internal medicine physician and is licensed to practice in California.