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Thoughts On The Human Spectrum Of Awareness Manifestations
The following talk was delivered by the late Jim Keith in Atlanta, Georgia in November, 1995 and was published in Paranoia's special "People's Think Tank" Issue 17, in Fall, 1997.
What I intend to explore today are some of my own thoughts and opinions about the nature of UFOs and aliens and reality, based upon an interest that goes back to about 1957. I'm going to focus on some material suggesting that UFOs and ETs walk a fine line between reality and thought (or awareness).
This is not to suggest, however, that this is an illusory experience. I don't believe that the UFO experience is illusory. I want to explore what you might call the edge of manifestation of this UFO phenomena.
I'm not suggesting that UFOs and aliens are imaginary, nor will I pledge that they are always completely, materially, solidly "real." Actually, I think that their existence challenges the tightly-formulated definitions of reality and imagination, and points up the limitations of those definitions.
It seems to me that UFOs sometimes happily cross these lines of demarcation, and defy the definitions. The way they do this gives us some clues to the something else, to the nature of reality, what is really real and what is possible, in terms of the understanding and potential expansion of awareness.
Reality is an amorphous concept. My experience suggests that there is an in-between realm in this universe or omniverse where thought and matter meet, like one of those paradoxical graphics by the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, where thought and matter coalesce and partake of each other, where matter manifests from pure awareness, where reality takes form... and that the nurturing bed where matter, reality and, incidentally, where UFOs and ETs manifest, is what we might loosely call awareness, or the mind.
When I say "mind," I'm not limiting that to the purely physical conception, to the computer which resides behind your forehead, the electrical activity sparking in your brain pan, or whatever, because that is a limited and limiting conception. If we stick with that, we're not going to accomplish what I want, which is to provide a little more familiarity with this borderland reality, with the interface between thought and material solidity.
When I use the term mind I am talking about awareness in a generalized sense, in a theoretically absolute sense. My own belief is that awareness is not necessary limited to an awareness resident in the body, in a meat body. You can believe anything you want, but anyone who has any experience with meditation, with hallucinogens, or with ritual magic is going to have a sense of what I'm suggesting.
Awareness, as far as I am concerned, and in my own experience, ultimately has no limitations whatsoever, beyond the limitations which it conceives for itself. Awareness is potentially a creator, and it can create freedoms and it can create limitations. Awareness, interestingly enough, creates its own conception of itself, which is what it then proceeds to be.
"I'm only human, it's human to err, you only go round once so grab all the gusto you can..." This is the tree of knowledge of good and evil that we're not supposed to pick from. Knowledge which, you might note, is proffered by the phallic serpent. Pandora's box (a cteic symbol), Tower of Babel (another phallic symbol), the Frankenstein story where the moral is that you shouldn't muck about too much with reality because it's likely to bite you if you do.
The antidote to all this is the Wizard of Oz, written by the Freemason L. Frank Baum, where some upstart and her dog stop trembling for a moment and she gets up off her knees and sneaks away from the Scarecrow (Christianity, perhaps, with the crucified scarecrow?), the Tin Man (mechanistic science, perhaps?), and the Lion (animal impulses, perhaps), and this person peers behind the emerald curtain (the green coloration maybe signifying life) and peering into the meaning behind this life. And then the deception becomes apparent.
Who ultimately, is responsible for the cover-up of the centuries, the cover-up of the unlimited nature of consciousness? I would guess that it is awareness itself, the mass consciousness behind all of the mobile meat bodies, the mass consciousness itself, which is covering this possibility up through its subservient minions like the priests and the scientists and the hack storytellers at NBC and so forth. "God," let us say, is taking part in a continual enlargement of its awareness and manifestation.
Reality is based solely and entirely upon the belief structures which awareness holds. Change the underlying beliefs and you will change the perception of reality. One of the time-honored methods of reality manipulation and creation is ritual magic. Ritual magic, at least according to the more intellectual magicians, is simply the channeling of attention through ritual and symbology, concentrating attention in a certain direction so as to achieve a certain result. The channeling of thought so as to create a certain physical manifestation. Basically the imagining of something purely conceptual into reality. Ritual magic as reality creation.
I don't mean to defame any ritual magicians in the audience, but it's obvious that engaging in magic is giving some of your power away. It's based upon belief in the limitation of your own power, and that you have to access some higher conception or entity or universe energy channeling device like a symbol, or whatever. You have to go through certain incantations and steps and buff your body with lambs wool, or whatever.

It's based upon the belief that you need a servo-mechanism or to channel a higher power in order to manifest whatever you want in this world.
More to the point, would be to locate the limiting belief you love in your own power and ability, deconstruct that belief by realizing that you created it in the first place, and then to manifest directly whatever it is you want without employing a go-between. Cut out the Baphometic middle man.
It's interesting to note the interplay of the psyche with the techniques of ritual magic and religion. Both religion and magic, these techniques of creating or influencing reality, can be seen to derive at least in part from a hierarchical vision of reality, to contain trappings in their rituals and literature if only subconsciously dramatizing a subjection to kingly and noble forces.
In other words, I think that ritual magic and religion both have inherent in them the presumption of control by the nobility and a ministering court... if only in hierarchies of angels. Or the Wizard of Oz. God as king, as above so below, regal robes, and the altar as the throne of the almighty. Jesus is coming, everybody look busy. Actually, the study of reality creation, in my opinion, has been greatly furthered by the ritual magicians of this century. In terms of the study of the creation and manipulation of realities, there is a succession of people who have contributed to this evolving field of study.
Certainly a lot of people contributed to this line of thought, but the most distilled transmission, as far as I'm concerned, began this century with Aleister Crowley, who of course was also one of the first ET contactees with his channeling of the "trans-mundane" intelligence, Aiwass, in Cairo, in 1904. Several have commented that Crowley's Aiwass bears a close resemblance to a grey alien.
Was Crowley a black magician? Did Crowley engage in human sacrifice? I frankly don't know, but with his synthesis of Eastern and Western magical thinking, you can bet that
Crowley knew that these systems are basically symbolic interpretations overlaid on and hopefully accessing something more amorphous, and that this, not the symbology itself, is where the power derives from.
I'll put it another way. I get the impression that Crowley knew that all of this stuff comes from unmanifest, or non-awareness, and that there is a stepping down which takes place from pure awareness by which symbols and reality ties are created. The next guy in line in this transmission might be Jack Parsons, head of the Pasadena Ordo Templi Orientis in the 1940's, who I think if he didn't teach L. Ron Hubbard everything he knew, at least he quickened Hubbard's quest.
From what I can tell, one of the things that makes the UFO/ET experience difficult to define and understand, is that it is a multifaceted phenomena, and there are a number of different origins for the experience. People assume that there is one explanation for UFOs/ETs, they latch on to the one they are most comfortable with, and they insist that that one explanation explains all incidents. I think there are at least five different explanations for UFOs and ETs, in the following suggested categories:
(1) Encounters with aliens. People may have had encounters with extraterrestrial craft and their occupants, or with unexplained denizens of this world which seem to fit this definition; i.e. INNER EARTH dwellers, or pixies or fairies, or whatever. Non-human encounters, let's say. This is an unproven possibility.
(2) Spiritual or non-material entities. This is the crossover dimension which I have been discussing, where reality slides in and out of thought and imagination and possibility.
(3) Government military operations involved with advanced craft and/or disinformation and/or psychological operations in which people are led to believe they have had encounters with aliens. I have the feeling that this is the source of some, although not all, of the more elaborate encounters over the last 45 years.
(4) The work of hoaxers.
(5) Misperception and delusion.
Depending on the incident, there are at least five possible evaluations and categories of experience. UFOs and ETs cannot be explained with only one explanation, and once you start compartmentalizing the experience this way, things become more understandable.
Understanding the UFO experience has been confused by the propagation of hoax material, by the deluded and the true believers, and by the military trying to cover up its little schemes. One proof of the unreality of reality is that so many totally unreal things continue to happen, regardless of how much government funding the materialists get.
My own beliefs about UFOs and their inhabitants are perhaps influenced by two close encounters which I have had this lifetime, which I'd like to describe to you. I was describing some LSD experiences to a friend back in the late 1960's, and I said something to the effect that the hallucinations I had had were incredible. My friend responded, "They're not hallucinations." That struck me as a profound insight at the time, and still does.
LSD and other hallucinogens do not so much cause hallucinations as they cause a relaxing of one's barriers to experience, and then the whole strange world rushes in. By the way, I'm not recommending LSD or other drugs. I personally stopped this line of inquiry before 1970. But, the time of this anecdote is 1968, and I was tripping on mescaline in the San Bernardino Mountains outside of L.A. I wandered off from the group I was with and climbed to the bed of a pristine canyon, and perched on a boulder amidst a trickling creek. I relaxed in order to ponder the fate of the universe. And that was when I saw her, or perhaps just felt her with a complete perceptual clarity. She didn't have a body, but my sense was that the stones, the water, the trees, the air... these things were her flesh. It was, maybe, the Mother, the Mother Goddess who manifests this world... at least I thought so at the time.
This was apparently the same entity who has been worshipped since ancient times via such vehicles as the Mystery Religions, perhaps the same being as seen in Virgin Mary manifestations, Isis, Astarte, the White Goddess... but I was awe-stricken with the sudden realization of what was what, and an amazement that I could have ever forgotten that the world was the flesh of the Mother, my Mother. And that was when she noticed that I was sitting there, and I thought I perceived surprise. She vanished out of there at warp speed, and I was left in shock assuming, what could I assume?, that I was profane and undeserving of seeing her and touching the hem of her garment if she had worn one. Remember, she didn't have a body, but she was perfectly perceptible and understandable to me. So that was my first encounter with an uncommon being.
The second encounter was about four years later, in 1972. By this time I had laid off the mescaline and LSD.
Now, this was in the days before Whitely Stripper, and the media hadn't really latched on to grey aliens. But I woke up in the middle of the night in Los Angeles with one of these guys, the prototypical alien grey, staring me in face, fight up close. Terrified me, and I jumped out of bed and ran out of my bedroom into the living room. When I returned to the bedroom the visitor was gone.
I put this experience aside for 20 years, until I read the book Communion, which verified certain details of the experience, the primary one being the color and texture of the creature's skin... which was not grey, but blue-grey, with the texture and reflective quality of clay... plasticine. That verification of detail was what made the needle swing over toward "close encounter" rather than "particularly vivid dream." I don't have those types of dreams.
These encounters violated all scientific laws and seemed, instead, to reside in something like a crossover state between fantasy and reality; both of these entities simply vanished when confronted, and I began to feel that this insight be the realm from which a good number of these encounters proceed. It's interesting that a lot of ritual magicians have used sex as a tool for accessing different states of consciousness, for providing oomph to their workings. Although I'm not a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis, I have a copy of their Gnostic mass, and it's a straight sexual symbolization, dramatization.
Crowley was very much into this, Kenneth Grant, Austin Osman Spare, the Templars, the Mystery Religions, tantric yoga, even some of the Christian adepts like Baron von Zinzendorf's Christian-Freemasonic group who got their kicks from rhapsodizing about the ecstasy of using Christ's side wound as an orifice for their penetration.
Sex can provide an access port into energies which are useful in manifesting other realities... This may have something to do with the relaxing of inhibitions to experience. Sometimes, though, things are manifested which are not desired. In the Hebrew Talmud, masturbation is warned against because with each act are created incubi or succubi, disembodied entities which they refer to as Qlippoth...
Certainly it's no secret that in a lot of UFO abduction cases the aliens make free with the abductees, even going so far as seducing them. I also want you to note that researchers have long connected poltergeist "noisy ghost" phenomena with the presence of pubescent children phasing into sexual maturity. Certainly a lot of energies are aroused during this period, energies which apparently manifest Qlippoth-like entities and even impact with the physical environment and toss dishes around and so forth.
I wonder if there's a correlation between alien abduction and sexual frustration? I know a woman who had an alien encounter and impregnation, or thought that this had happened to her, and she dramatized all of the signs of pregnancy, including the enlargement of her stomach. She's a New Ager so she wouldn't have appreciated my down-to-Earth suggestion that she get a sonogram and find out what's really going on. Anyway, the aliens apparently intervened at the last moment and spirited the alien half-breed away before birth.
I didn't question the woman closely enough to really have an informed opinion about what was going on, there are such things as what are termed hysterical pregnancies, and fathers sometimes dramatize the characteristics of pregnancy, you know, so I don't know the nature of what actually took place. But what I am pointing out is the sexual and birth connection to the UFO/ET experience.
Another matter of high curiosity is that ET abductions often coincide with elements which seem to be able to be traced to events which took place at the time of the abductee's birth.
Another suggestion that our experience of UFOs and ETs is influenced by our mindset is that a lot of these experiences portray far stranger motifs, ones which come from Freemasonry and the Mystery Religions and the New World Order. The Frenchman Claude Vorilhon was taking a pleasant hike in the mountains one day, so he relates, when he saw a UFO hovering nearby, the craft bearing a Star of David with a swastika inside the emblem. A glowing childlike figure stepped forth from the craft. The child conversed with Vorilhon, bestowing a new name on him, Rael, and informed the man that the reason he had been chosen to be contacted was because France was the birthplace of Earthly democracy (i.e. during the French revolution). The being entrusted Vorilhon with the mission of building an embassy in which the aliens, which Vorilhon calls the Elohim from the biblical reference, could meet with dignitaries of Earth, with the stated purpose of spreading, "Peace, Love, Fraternity."
Vorilhon was informed that humans had been created by the Elohim, godlike space travelers who were also skilled in the arts of DNA alteration and cloning. Vorilhon was now to assist the Elohim in preparing mankind for the final age of Revelation. Vorilhon, having adopted the name Rael, now insists to his numerous followers that "a world government and a new monetary system must be created. A single language will serve to unify the planet." He and his followers sport the Star of David/swastika emblem that he observed on the side of the UFO, and they practice a form of "sensual meditation" which may be similar to tantric yoga as practices by the O.T.O. and other ritual magicians.
Quite obvious to anyone with a conspiratorial bent who has studied the literature are the New World Order/Illuminati references with this UFO encounter and the mission that was imparted to Rael. The childlike alien might as well have been on a mission from George Bush.
Another case is that of Betty Andreasson. Taking place in 1967, the events of Andreasson's abduction were later brought out through the use of hypnosis. Andreasson recalled being kidnapped from her home and spirited into what appeared to be a spacecraft. She was transported to an unknown location and then taken through a series of underground passageways which she believed to be part of a city.
Arriving at an underground chamber, Andreasson experienced, in a manner which she describes as highly painful as well as emotional, a kind of mythic psychodrama enacted before her which may not have been different from the kind of mystical dramatizations enacted in Mystery Religions and other mystic cults. She saw a huge bird, which she estimated to be fifteen feet in height, which resembled an eagle but having a more elongated neck. The creature was apparently alive, but as Andreasson watched, it began to transform. It began to glow with a light and heat that was so intense it caused her pain.
When the heat and light vanished, the bird was gone and she was gazing on flickering embers. As Andreasson stared at the embers she saw a worm wriggling in the ash. "Now, looks like a worm," she described it in her hypnosis, "a big fat worm. It just looks like a big fat worm, a big grey worm just lying there."
Also during the experience, Andreasson "as told by her abductors: "We are going to measure you for light... You have not completely understood the word that you have. You are not completely filled with light." Andreasson said, "I believe I am filled with the light! I believe, I believe that I'm filled with the light!" Andreasson also recalled that, "They called my name, and repeated it again in a louder voice. I said, "No, I don't understand what this is all about, why I'm even here. And they, whatever it was, said that "I have chosen you."
"For what have you chosen me?"
"I have chosen you to show the world."
"Are you God?"
"I shall show you as your time goes by."
Since we are ranging cosmically far afield in our search for connections, it should be noted that Eye in the Triangle emblems have been seen on some UFO and the uniforms of their occupants, and that in recent years a significant percentage among 2,000 UFO sighting reports in Belgium describe triangular craft with lights at each point of the triangle, and another light in the center of the triangle. Anyway, the Lords of Light and various other references relating to light, the Star of David, the Phoenix, the Eye in the Triangle... All of these symbols convey a very Earthly origin and are often seen in accounts of encounters and abductions.
These are symbols from the mythology of the Freemasons and the Illuminati. As I mentioned in my book Saucers of the Illuminati, incidents like this suggest strongly a Freemasonic/Mystery Religion/Illuminati motivation and/or manipulation. Both American and British intelligence agencies are still much aligned to Freemasonic goals, and so this might point out an intelligence agency connection, in terms of staged incidents, mind control, whatever. That's the argument that I make in that book, but since then I've come to see that there are other possible explanations.
There is the possibility that, since Freemasons and their ilk are quite involved in ritualism and magic, that this might be a straight magical transmission evoking these UFO events and even influencing the events from a non-physical standpoint. These events may be summoned up through Illuminati ritualism. At the very least I would suggest that these Freemasonic/Illuminist symbols might have crept into the common subconscious coin, from which position they are dramatized in reality. Again, I am not suggesting that incidents like these are examples of delusion, but that we may be looking at something quite different: that the content of the mind can influence and shape the manifestation of real events.
Another clue suggesting the UFO experience draws part of its meaning from the human experience or the subconscious mass consciousness experience, is that one can see that one of the major concerns of this era is, and should be, the interface of human consciousness with outer space.
We have finally evolved tools, that is rockets, for travel among the planets, and are getting to the point where the creation of a faster than light drive is probably possible. We can see this as conceivable, and something which mankind may accomplish in the near future. Conceive that human individuals or perhaps the mass consciousness may be pondering upon these things, upon this position in time and the possibilities inherent in it. And these experiences with spacelings may in part depend upon and be flavored by this focus of attention, but also possibly because we have not objectified our experience of outer space yet, we have not solidified our beliefs and views, standardized our interpretation of the possibilities of this experience.
UFOs may constitute an "imagining into" future possibilities. Perhaps a testing out of realities which we are going to put on in the future. A trial run in a new pair of shoes. Maybe like the Rorschach test, space is relatively amorphous to us at this moment, a somewhat neutral oracle which we are reading meanings into, which we are beginning to play with.
I suspect, although since I have not conducted the experiment, I cannot prove that there are major correlations between the type of UFO/ET encounters one has and one's chronic emotional tone... i.e. anger, apathy, grief, whatever, ones obsessions, philosophy, mid one's roughly gauged material circumstances. I have the feeling that a statistical analysis would show significant correlations between people who feel that they are victimized and abused by life, and those who feel that they are victimized and abused by Ets.
I have the feeling that people who have a generally airy-fairy New Agey view of life might tend to encounter benevolent space brothers who will impart homilies about transcendence aid golden eternity. Naturally, this would not correlate on a one-to-one basis, it wouldn't always be true, but I think that a decent statistical sampling would show that I am on to something here.
Again, I am not saying that these non-human contacts with humans are not real. I am saying that we tend to attract experiences which correlate with our mind and emotions, and that we create our own reality, including traffic jams, bad television shows, toothaches, trips to the corner grocery, being a human on the planet Earth, and having our mind blown by an ET encounter. I think we are god playing at being human, until we realize the fact and decide to consciously play at something different.
Another clue to the UFO/ET experience is the alien face. It seems to be an interpretation and distillation of information which is too overwhelming to comprehend, and so the perception is simplified into a context that can be understood. I have the suspicion that at least in some instances the ET experience is so big, so amorphous, so alien, that it is simplified in its comprehension, into the grey alien face.
And why might I think that? Because the prototypical grey alien face is based upon the least information units that you can interpret and still come up with a face. It can be reduced to 3 dots in an inverted triangular shape, and given that as the basis of a face, the details can logically be filled in to form a tiny chin with a big head, it works aesthetically, in the logic of the mind's eye. The triangular shape, the three dots in an inverted triangle, dictate the bulbous head as visual balance.
I am led to believe that perhaps the image is a distillation of an experience which is very amorphous but real, which offers a dearth of information to the contactee, and then the details are filled in by the mind.
This is one function of the mind, to fill in the details. I find it interesting to note that this figure, the inverted triangle, also equates to the Baphometic goat, to the female generative organ and its depiction in the Cabala, to The Fall of mankind from his heavenly estate... but now we get really speculative. As a face, the grey alien is the ultimate in simplicity.
This is just conjecture, but is it possible that contactees; mid abductees in certain instances are confronted by something far more energy than entity, and that this energy field or nexus is channeled through the mind and interpreted as a being based upon the least possible information units: the simplistic grey alien face?
You can see this in various oracular systems like the I Ching and the Tarot and tea leaves and reading animal entrails and the Magic 8-Ball. This is a purposeful de-structuring of the field of information into random images, rendering the field itself amorphous and virtually meaningless, so that meaning can manifest and be randomly chosen, ready to deliver messages which are not otherwise available. Like the William Burroughs and Brion Gyson cut-up technique of literature. James Joyce must have seen this when he wrote his randomized Finnegans Wake.
John Lennon was pointing this out with his I Am the Walrus which is a randomized song text with recurring imagery of oneness and the omniscient control of the Walrus, perhaps a bow to Lewis Carroll. This random fracturing of message is certainly the world of the abstract painter, like Jackson Pollock, and his swirling splatter canvases, which I find irresistible. Ultimately, I believe that there really is no universe, no "field" as it were, and no past or future. No time. I believe that we create the past to justify the present, and that we can create the past in any form we want. You create your own reality.