9.24.18

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“We give you keys straightforwardly and we trick you. We always trick you. It is wise that you be a little suspicious of us. If you are not, you are a fool. Learn to have skepticism with all things, and that sometimes we have great reason for what we do, even though it is not apparent to you at the time. All we do is create imagery from which you can evolve.”
–Barbara Marciniak, “Earth”

Today is a Full Moon in the sign of Aries, a Harvest Moon, two days after the Autumnal Equinox, with the Sun now in Libra. If you believe in all that stuff.

Equinoxes denote transitions: obviously, the transition from Spring/Summer to Fall/Winter. During the Autumnal Equinox, the God grows old and leans towards his fate (once again). The traditional symbolism of the Harvest Moon is preparation & a final reaping of what you have sown. It’s time for some pragmatic strategy, put into practice ASAP.

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Impulsive and hot-headed Aries squares off with harmonious relationship-focused Libra, all within the context of this turn of the wheel towards temporary (strategic) decrease and hibernation. Jack and Wendy Torrance getting ready for a long winter at the hotel, basically; as long as they have Netflix I think they will be OK.

All my larger plans, personally, have been shifted to 2019. I’ve had to accept this (I was having a momentary problem doing so). I can work towards those plans starting now—but it’s not going to fully manifest until ’19. And then 2020 is the big year. There doesn’t feel any way to “escape” this timeline anymore; I mean, to have some good old fashioned “wiggle room” or procrastination with it. 2020 is the big fulcrum year.

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If I had to guess, I would imagine November will be the big fulcrum month for both myself and the larger collective; though we might not see the full impact of it all until early next year. November, traditionally, if you look at the history timelines for that, that’s a month like April…that’s a heck of a month. It resonates like a bell.

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Jacques Vallée

Today marks the birth of ufologist and former astronomer Jacques Vallée. He started as a “legit” astronomy research associate, working at one point with NASA on the first computerized map of Mars. But a sighting of a UFO over his home in 1955 and witnessing the destruction of a tape of another sighting while working at the French Space Committee in 1961 sparked his interest in the “fringe” topic. Vallée had the added benefit of a solid background in astronomy to assist him in his research.

To be honest, some UFOlogy stuff makes my head hurt—but I find Vallée pretty solid. I suppose a lot of the attraction of his work for me has to do with his movement away from strictly the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH) of UFOs and alien sightings to the multidimensional visitation hypothesis.

This is analogous to the movement away from Literal Conspiracy Theory to Quantum Conspiracy Theory—essentially saying that perhaps the origin of these creatures is not an actual physical craft from an actual physical planet, but rather something far stranger and possibly more subjective. (Note: it’s not saying that these sightings aren’t necessarily real.)

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In 1990 Vallée published the paper “Five Arguments Against the Extraterrestrial Origin of Unidentified Flying Objects.” His 5 arguments were as follows:

  1. unexplained close encounters are far more numerous than required for any physical survey of the earth;
  2. the humanoid body structure of the alleged “aliens” is not likely to have originated on another planet and is not biologically adapted to space travel;
  3. the reported behavior in thousands of abduction reports contradicts the hypothesis of genetic or scientific experimentation on humans by an advanced race;
  4. the extension of the phenomenon throughout recorded human history demonstrates that UFOs are not a contemporary phenomenon; and
  5. the apparent ability of UFOs to manipulate space and time suggests radically different and richer alternatives.

The key Vallée text here is 1969’s Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers, in which he surveys similar “sightings” stretching all the way from the stuff of fairyland to then-contemporary UFOlogy. This book seems to be out of print,

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Lacombe from “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind”

Vallée was also the direct inspiration for the character Lacombe, played by director François Truffaut, in the 1977 movie Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. He seems like one of the last living members of a whole group of contemporaries (“The Invisible College,” maybe?) who shared and transmitted knowledge on these types of topics.

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To answer your question, I do believe I’ve had several experiences in my life that might be classified as some sort of “encounter”…but I strongly believe these are not of some physical “alien” origin & I’m quite open to any number of interpretations from the teeth-grindingly mundane to the utterly fantastic. Dogma of any stripe is not my friend in such inquiries; nor do I think it is for most people. Flexibility and a sense of humor are key.

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I wanted to close this out noting that two tiny hopping rovers have just landed on the asteroid Ryugu; part of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 sample-return mission.

As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, the potential wealth in precious minerals located within these asteroids would change the face of world economics forever. If there was a way to finally “mine” these asteroids and bring their resources back to Earth, the impact on our civilization would be so huge that there would literally be a “before” and “after.”

I’ve written a video game based on this concept for the New York City school system, so do not fool yourself that TPTB are taking this possibility lightly.

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Have a good Monday.