- Written by Gwen Farrell
- Category: In-depth
Everybody has a sense of self or sense of personal identity, and our sense of self is perhaps the most valuable human part of us. Psychologists defines "sense of self" as the way a person thinks about himself and views his traits, beliefs and purpose in the world. Beyond the basic need for a sense of control, we are more deeply driven by our sense of identity - of who we are - than any other part of ourselves. As Descartes said, "I think, therefore I am."
Our sense of self includes the roles we play in life, the attributes, behaviors and associations that we consider most important about ourselves. And our sense of self is always changing as we learn, experience and grow. For example, I am a therapist, a sister, an American, a friend, a Buddhist, and much more. Each of those are descriptors of me that function together to manifest the person I am, that give me confidence and a sense of security and help me create a life that is happy, rewarding and worthwhile.
Sense of self is an essential element of human personality. A strong sense of self creates confidence and the ability to move forward, meeting life's challenges. It is the foundation that underpins our ability to function in an often difficult and formidable world. When our sense of identity is challenged, even the strongest among us can feel powerless it can cause confusion and a feeling of loss. Or, in other circumstances, it can open our eyes to new possibilities and expand the boundaries of our hearts, minds and lives. If an individual is ready for it, seeing another aspect of who they are can be a wonderful thing.
- Written by Gwen Farrell
- Category: In-depth
You might say that the human-ET contact story is a mystery inside a paradox wrapped up in an enigma surrounded by a black hole inside a bigger black hole. I think anyone who has spent time studying the phenomenon will agree. After all the years of research and investigation, about the only thing we really know for certain is that there are still more unknowns than knowns, and of all the unknowns, the one that seems to pique our curiosity the most is the identity of the beings who are taking us. In all contact events, that seems to be the first thing we always want to know. The Earth is populated by a vast array of plant and animal life, and at this point in our evolution, humans are the most technologically advanced species on the planet. However, as advanced as we are, admittedly, we're not advanced enough to pull off anything seriously resembling the phenomenon that has been conceived of, organized and perpetrated by alien visitors on Earth since before recorded time, and neither are any other life forms on Earth. So when we start asking who is taking us, the answer is pretty clear - it's either ETs, humans or, according to some experiencers, a combination of both.
- Written by Esteban Montana
- Category: In-depth
What if megalithic stone circles were electromagnetic receptors for alien telecommunication? What if they are still been used for this purpose?
This article presents evidence suggesting that ancient stone circles may have been used as electromagnetic receptors for alien communications similar to what is known today as satellite antennas. This evidence corresponds to anomalies of radio and microwave radiation found in the center of the Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle, United Kingdom.
The idea that extraterrestrial individuals were in contact with ancient civilizations was introduced in the science fiction narrative at the beginning of the nineteenth century (see for example Wilkins, 1946). Later on, this idea was popularized in the 1970s as a formal hypothesis by Eric von Däniken in his book Chariots of the Gods. This author offered arguments suggesting that a number of remains and narratives related to ancient societies (e.g. megalithic remains, miracles of the Bible, ancient Baghdad electric batteries, etc.) were associated with extraterrestrial technology (Von Däniken, 1973).
Nowadays the hypothesis of extraterrestrial contact with ancient civilizations is referred to as the Ancient Astronauts Theory and has attracted the attention of a number of investigators who claim that evidence supporting this theory can be found in archaeological remains, ancient art and iconography, among others (Dennett, 2008). For example, it has been argued that the Nazca Lines of Peru were a type of alien airport were alien spaceships landed and took off (Mason, 2009; Rutkowski, 2010).
- Written by Erhan Kolbasi
- Category: In-depth
Turkey is no less enthralling than any other country in the world in terms of the frequency and nature of abduction cases, even though close encounter stories get most mainstream attention in the Western World.
Contrary to the “relatively liberal ways” they have been reported in the West, reports of UFO abduction phenomenon have been made from around the country through “more secure channels” due to the conservative social fabric that discourages people from sharing their outer-worldly experiences.
Through a comparative analysis of nearly 800 cases reported to us (Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center), physical evidence and corroborative testimony, we can easily conclude that almost every common characteristics, such as feeling of paralysis, the perception of having been transported immaterially (frequently through a beam of light), missing time, unusual marks, bright and oval-shaped examination/operation rooms, examination tables, unconventional medical procedures, removal and/or insertion of reproductive material, implants, balls of light, short and tall greys (Greys are most popularly associated with abduction reports.), Nordics and reptilians (in rare cases) etc., seen in abduction cases around the planet are perfectly present in a plenty of stories with enough clarity to be labeled and archived as “possible close encounter case”. At this point, I need to emphasize that –in contrast to common recognition- majority of abductees in Turkey report vivid, detailed accounts without hypnosis.
- Written by Manuel Lamiroy
- Category: Ask the panel
Fake news has been getting a lot of attention recently. Anybody active in the fields of ufology, exopolitics or contact research, is of course very familiar with the phenomenon, as fake news stories have been rampant for ages in these fields. After all, the vast majority of video clips and photos with UFOs doing the rounds on social media are blatant hoaxes. There is plethora of websites that make a lot of money by constantly spewing sensational but made up stories that deal with an extraterrestrial presence. There are con artists pretending to be whistleblowers who are willing to share their 'exclusive information' for a 'reasonable price.' Then there are people with a genuine interest who think their piece of the puzzle is all there is, and muddy the waters by systematically dismissing and attacking any information that doesn't match their views. There are people with agendas, and there are paid disinformation agents. In these circumstances, finding the truth increasingly becomes a major challenge.
To dispel some of the falsehoods that are being spread, we asked the members of our panel what they thought was the biggest myth or fake news story with regard to an extraterrestrial presence. Here are their replies.
The biggest or most important IMPLICIT myth / falsehood that is being spread with regard to contact experiences is that a validating feeling and coherence with our previous beliefs is the surest way to judge whether information about the nature and purpose of extraterrestrials is true. Believers and skeptics are typically divided by gut feeling and by whether any information purported to be true coincides with their feelings and belief systems already engaging with their sense of personal identity. In an era in which greater degrees of precision, more careful and well-reasoned research and facts are mixed through new media outlets with "alternative news" and "post-truth" statements also vying for people's responses, allegiances and support, issues such as extraterrestrial and/ or interdimensional contacts (themselves already in the periphery of what is acceptable by the 'mainstream') can be subject to even greater disconnection from facts and from what can be plausibly said to be more correct and perhaps partially verifiable. This situation demands even greater clarity of method and critical thinking so as not to fall in the "fake news" pattern that many are willing to admit as "valid" or as "fact" because it resonates well with them. Deciphering genuine cases of extraterrestrial contact may well require greater degrees both of critical thinking and greater degrees of intersubjective openness.
- Written by Manuel Lamiroy
- Category: Announcements
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- Written by Nevenka Likar
- Category: Reviews
The Extraterrestrial Presence – What Perspective to Take Before Disclosure
Are the extraterrestrials good or bad, shall we trust them, ignore them, avoid them or seek contact?
written by Nevenka Likar
The students of ufology and exopolitics, to whom the author and researcher Gerard Aartsen dedicated his latest book Before Disclosure, a primer to learn from about the basics regarding the extraterrestrial presence, are exposed to very different views on this very presence and, more generally, on our human condition, past, present and future. These views vary with regard to the intentions of the extraterrestrials who presumably seeded us on this planet, to the consequences of their ongoing interference with our evolution and the related perception of ourselves and of the reality as such, as well as with regard to the perception of where we are as a civilization and a planet and what we should focus on in these times of transition, with disclosure already happening not only through a global grassroots movement but also, in some form, through official levels finally realizing that a gradual unveiling of this long-hidden and manipulated truth will, due to so many parallel developments in our society pushing for it, soon become inevitable.
Putting aside the findings which have lead some researchers to conclusions that the intentions of the extraterrestrials are exploitative and manipulative, we remain with those who see their presence as positive, one in which we can maintain full confidence, follow their advice and upgrade our knowledge and awareness, to become receptive to new ways of looking at things and acting, a process which has already started with an ever-increasing number of humans becoming part of it. Such is also the stand of the author of the book, which is intended to be 'an elementary coursebook' of ufology and exopolitics - extraterrestrial politics toward humanity – for students who seek the truth about these issues. To find it, and for the false truths to be replaced by genuine ones, the following must be done.
We must untangle facts from speculation concerning the nature of extraterrestrial presence, realizing that the extraterrestrials are our space brothers, while other perceptions ensue from misleading information humanity has been exposed to, especially in the last 70 years; the material reality of their spececraft must be uncloaked, yet to understand this, our science must evolve and abandon its empirical research methods, so that the conclusions will reflect the true laws that govern our cosmic reality; next, our Earth-centered mentality must give way to acceptance of life on other planets through evolution of consciousness as a basis for evolution of knowledge; correctly understood must be the mission of the space brothers conveyed through direct and indirect contacts and intended to bring about awareness of six basic truths: life is a mysterious, non-accidental phenomenon, the underlying cause of evolution, experienced through consciousness, and those who have attained its higher levels – our great historical teachers and visitors from space – their terrestrial and extraterrestrial consciousness merging, becoming one - have already adopted the notion of life as universal, and consciousness as an ever-evolving and ever-expanding fabric that holds everything together. The awareness of life as being one on Earth and in the universe will eliminate divisions and help people, through a feeling of interconnectedness it generates, to raise confidence in each other and in themselves, develop dignity and empathy and altruism and create a society of peace, cooperation and prosperity.
- Written by Web Master
- Category: From the Editors
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