from ExopoliticsJournal Website
Ideas have political consequences, so a clear
understanding of these religious and philosophical implications
would enable mankind to deal with the alien presence more
In fact, as this paper will attempt to
prove, exopolitics is the key ingredient for bridging the seemingly
unbridgeable gulf that has existed for centuries between the
religious and scientific world views.
For example, engineer Bob Lazar, who claimed to have worked on alien technology at Area 51 in Nevada, told interviewer George Knapp that he saw a thick folder dealing with religion that said aliens played a role in human evolution, using humans as "containers," and had a hand in the birth of Jesus.1
This is a theme that has been aired by
New Age writers before, but outrages traditional religious leaders
who vigorously deny that God or his angels are ETs.
Every major religion recounts tales of
celestial beings coming from the sky, whether they are called
valkyries, apsaras, devas or angels. Whether or not they wear
spacesuits and fly around in spaceships, they all have
extraterrestriality in common.
What, however, is a "day?"
Einstein taught us that time is
relative. Twenty-four hours for someone traveling at near-light
speed could be a million years for someone on the earth. If one
believes Genesis to be a true revelation from a divine being, then
the days of creation would have to be "god days," not human days.
At some point, the intelligent beings that evolve this way would become aware of the evolutionary process and begin to tamper with it.
Human beings have been doing this
almost from the beginning of civilization, as for example with
breeds of dogs and other livestock and food crops. Now we are
altering genes on the cellular level with bioengineered crops and
animals. In short, intelligent design is already a factor in
evolution simply from our own activity.
Time travel, in which intelligent beings can influence the time streams of the past, is now accepted as a theoretical possibility.
Therefore, if intelligence were to develop anywhere in the time stream, it would inevitably feed back on itself, creating a new time stream that starts with intelligent design.
The god-like level of intelligence or
organized complexity that linearly-thinking scientists imagine is
ahead of us in the future would therefore actually be behind us in
our past. In short, if one accepts the reality of
intelligence, then intelligent design as a factor in human origins
is not only probable, but inescapable.
It created two cultures that can't
communicate with each other, creating confusion and misunderstanding
that blocks a clear understanding of the real universe.
Exceptionally perceptive men and women
observed and recorded the movement of the stars and could predict
equinoxes and solstices and give advice on when to plant and when to
harvest. Stonehenge and other prehistoric megalithic sites were not
only religious sites, but complex astronomical computers. Those
sages of antiquity also carefully noted the medicinal qualities of
plants and herbs to heal their people and used psychology to
motivate and unite them.
They also entertained beliefs and misconceptions that were far from scientific by modern standards—for example magic, astrology, and alchemy. However, these early traditions of learning formed the foundation of today's astronomy, physics, mathematics and chemistry, and ancient magical traditions have gained new respect recently from scientists and New Age thinkers. There is also evidence that some of these prophets or high priests served as compradors for extraterrestrial civilizations, receiving scientific knowledge that supposedly couldn't have been known without "modern" science.
Andrew Tomas in his book We Are Not the First lists 27 scientific and technological ideas known to the ancients that were rediscovered with the rise of modern science.2
...and so on.
Apparently Roswell was not the first
time technology transfer occurred between extraterrestrials and
Philip Corso described in his
The Day After Roswell. 4
Chatelain says that this number, which
ancient peoples could not have known without outside knowledge, must
have been calculated 64,800 years ago.5
This pattern continues today in sectarian violence
in Ireland and the terrorism of Islamic extremists, but also infects
materialists, as demonstrated by fascism and communism. The twisting
of truth into ideologies to fit a partisan political agenda is the
enemy of truth and must be fought anew in every age.
Both religion and science
in their essence are efforts to understand the truth of our universe
so we can live in it as best we can.
Such myths can be deadly, however.
A similar myth was held by the Aztecs,
who anticipated the return of the white, bearded god
Quetzalcoatl, which some historians suspect were ancient
Phoenecian travelers who imparted astronomical knowledge and the
building of pyramids to Mesoamericans. Unfortunately for the Aztecs,
they initially confused the rapacious Spanish conquistadors with the
return of their hoped-for saviors.
During World War II some islanders
living at a Stone Age level suddenly experienced enormous ships and
planes disgorging fantastic machines and cargo that turned their
world upside down as the U.S. military chose their island as an air
base. Then after four years they just as suddenly packed up and
departed. The poor islanders concocted a religion based on their
longing for the return of the fabulous cargo, complete with
native-built effigies of airplanes and a control tower to coax their
saviors to return.
Science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clark said,
A logical corollary to that would be
that those who wield such technology would be indistinguishable from
Since we have already established that
extraterrestrials with advanced technology have interacted with
humanity, it is not farfetched to consider that early accounts of
celestial beings chronicle close encounters with ETs.
Poul Anderson's science fiction
Tau Zero, examines the possible consequences of the
time dilation phenomena Einstein discovered in his theory of
The closer v comes to c, that is, the closer the ship approaches the speed of light, the closer tau comes to zero, which is to say time slows down for the inhabitants of the space ship.
In Anderson's story, a group of explorers in a starship traveling at near-light speed are unable to decelerate after an accident damages their interstellar drive. As they go faster and faster, time dilation increases to the point that they watch the universe end its expansion phase and contract again in the so-called "Big Crunch."
Orbiting outside the primal plasma
cloud, they find haven by surfing along with the next
Big Bang and
decelerating until they find a new planet where life has evolved
sufficiently to sustain them. All this occurs in what is, for them,
a matter of months, but encompasses many billions of years for the
universe outside the spaceship.
Because of the tau factor, any beings that achieve near light speeds would achieve immortality (relative to planet-bound beings). Other divine attributes like omnipotence and omniscience would logically follow. Such beings could, for example, observe civilizations being born, growing and dying within a working lifetime for them, like biologists observing many generations of bacteria or fruit flies in the laboratory.
To do this, they would need a
monitoring, sampling and surveillance capability in planetary time,
which seems to be part of the function of the UFOs seen throughout
Pre-scientific earthlings who came into contact with them would of course perceive them in terms they could understand, likening them to emissaries from a celestial kingdom ruled by a god-king. People continue to have such encounters today, but science has changed the paradigm so now we see them as extraterrestrials.
For example, the Bible says Elijah was
taken up to heaven in a "chariot of fire." If we were to witness the
same event today, we would say he was beamed aboard a UFO, like
Travis Walton in the movie "Fire in the Sky."
Zechariah Sitchin, an expert on Babylonian cuneiform writing, concludes that the Babylonian chronicles of the gods are actually accounts of extraterrestrials called the Anunnaki who colonized the earth, genetically engineered modern humans from hominids and sired the biblical Nephilim through cross-fertilization with earth-women.7
This is consistent with Lazar's reported
religion file at Area 51.
The antics of the
Babylonian gods in the
chronicles are not conducive to respect or awe, since they exhibit
This is the idea that the biosphere itself is an organism that creates its own conditions for extending life.
Gaia, named after the Greek goddess of the earth, is currently thought of as our planetary ecosystem, but the late astronomer Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wrickramasinghe through their panspermia theory are proving that the web of life extends throughout the universe.9
Physicists are searching for a single "theory of everything" than can tie all other physical theories into one.
Since electromagnetic, gravitational and atomic fields exist, why not an energy field as a ground for life forms, a biological or spiritual field? British biologist Rupert Sheldrake's research in "morphic resonance," based on his theory of "morphic fields" that link life forms across space and time, bridges the gap between physics and biology and fits neatly into the Gaia concept.10
Sheldrake's experiments suggest that
information is not only carried by genes, but transmitted through
energy fields across space and time. Evidence supporting this can
also be found in the medical documentation that prayer helps healing
in hospitals, as described in Dr. Larry Dorsey's book
Any intelligent biological beings, no
matter how powerful and god-like, would always be subservient to
this Supreme Being, who is in fact the Creator.
In his words,
The theory of everything should then perforce become a "theology of everything."
Indeed, theology would still be "queen of the sciences," as it was called in medieval universities, if religious leaders hadn't turned chicken in the face of Copernicus' and Galileo's discoveries. Theology should be no different than biology or any other "-ology" that seeks knowledge of the real universe.
In its truest sense it means knowledge of the divine, which includes cosmic intelligence, man's ultimate destiny, spiritual growth and universal moral principles.
The religious clerics, however, lost their nerve at the new world Galileo's telescope revealed, ironically exhibiting a profound lack of faith.
If they had truly believed that God
created the universe, they would have embraced the new knowledge as
deepening their understanding of God. If they had done so, science
would have been directed by holistic principles and religion would
have been illuminated by science. Many of the subsequent horrors
brought about by religious intolerance and pseudo-scientific
ideologies might have been avoided.
Has science discovered anything since then that debunks this truth or makes it less evident?
Quite the contrary, there are plenty of
scientists like Hoyle who see the hard facts before them - the
complex design of the eye, just for one example - and think, as well
as state publicly in rare cases, that this can't be random, that
there has to be a designer.
In ancient China, Lao Tsu and Confucius sought to order society according to natural laws of harmony and balance. The medieval feudalistic order in Europe was believed to reflect the divine hierarchy.
The American experiment was based on
European philosophers' understanding of natural law, as was the
communist belief system based on Marx's sophistry of dialectical
materialism. The disastrous failure of communism proves that Marx's
negatively-biased, anti-god philosophy was dead wrong, but the power
of that idea shook this world like nothing had before.
Today thinkers are continuing the quest through the ecological sciences, which study the interaction between living organisms and their habitat; and through cybernetics, the study of systems that underlie computers and artificial intelligence.
Most of today's leaders, both on the left and the right of the political spectrum, are greatly influenced by 19th century philosopher Georg Hegel's dialectic, which conceives of progress as being driven by conflict and contradiction through three stages called "thesis, antithesis, synthesis." 12
Although Hegel himself was an idealist, Marxism-Leninism adopted his dialectic and combined it with materialism.
The resulting philosophy of dialectical
materialism has been used to justify war, violent class conflict and
dictatorship. Although the collapse of communism proved the fallacy
of this idea, today's so-called "neo-cons" who drive American
foreign policy are also dialecticians insofar as they see warfare as
a generator of financial profit and a management tool for obtaining
greater political power.
When the innate condition of dynamic
equilibrium is disrupted through natural or man-made catastrophes,
it inevitably reasserts itself. Just as the body has natural healing
powers that can overcome disease, nature and society can heal
themselves if allowed to follow natural principles.
Without a model of health to guide them, they can only manage
the symptoms of the disease instead of curing it. In fact, when
health asserts itself, as when peace breaks out among nations, they
see this as "unnatural" and try to sicken the patient more so they
can continue to "treat" the disease. If our politicians could catch
up with modern science, they would "wage peace" instead of
constantly fomenting new wars.
Former astronaut Gordon Cooper,
surely a credible witness, says in his book
Leap of Faith that a woman he knew
regularly received detailed psychic transmissions from an
extraterrestrial source, one of which saved
the Space Shuttle from a disastrous
failure by revealing a flaw in the cooling system.13
Perhaps, as Brigham Klyce suggests, the goal of life is to organize itself into a form that can survive the Big Crunch and sow the seeds of life in new universes.14
Or perhaps the
life energy of the aforementioned gestalten Supreme Being
"reincarnates" in new universes, which constitutes a conscious act
of creation such as described in Genesis.
As Isaiah prophesied,
A Global Consensus
Of course, scientific facts alone cannot satisfy the human soul. People possess a spirit that needs spiritual nourishment. Without the discipline and critical thinking of science, however, religious seekers and believers often cannot tell the difference between spiritual food and spiritual poison such as propagated by cults or ideologies that have perpetrated mass murder and suicide, as in the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, and most recently Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaida.
Through science, the
elements that foster spiritual growth and happiness could be as well
understood as science now understands the basic nutritional needs of
mankind could share a common worldview and civil philosophy,
regardless of individual religious backgrounds. People could still
go to church, temple, or mosque; pray or meditate; sacrifice
livestock, butter their lingams, or do whatever satisfies their
souls, but would all agree on the key issues and work together as
citizens of the global village.
The key point is it won't
happen until the cosmic denial ends, and that won't happen by
itself, but only through the determined efforts of many individuals.