Monday, September 24, 2007

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Originally postedWednesday, February 07, 2007

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Over the weekend I purchased Steven Spielberg's 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'. This was the Director's Cut that has some interesting scenes added, for example, the UN going out into a desert and finding a cruise ship, and a conference that explained why they were using sign language along with the famous five tones. I saw this movie in Roswell, New Mexico when it first came out.

CEIII is an interesting movie, in that, like Spielberg's 'ET', portrays other worldly intelligent life as generally peaceful, the only exception is the scene in which the little boy is abducted, which upsets the boy's mother greatly. However, the little boy seems affectionately drawn to these beings.

Evidence exists throughout the world, seemingly since the beginning of time of visitors from other worlds visiting this planet.

Paintings of saucers on cave walls, ground sculptures only visible by air, and questions regarding pyramid construction all serve to possibly point to this truth, but at the same time leaving more questions than answers.

Even mysteries abound surrounding CEIII that further the controversy, particularly as the question of ET life relates to our own time and how much our government knows or doesn't about the issue and the resulting attempts at secrecy around the issue if they do.

For example, Dr. J. Allen Hynek is listed in the movie credits as being Spielberg's Technical Advisor. Dr. Hynek was the scientific consultant in the highly controversial and publicly acknowledged and available 'Project Bluebook', the 1952 Air Force study attempting to determine if the issue regarding UFOs was a threat to national security.

At that time of this study Hynek was very skeptical that there was any merit to the UFO fascination. Many of the other investigators on this project were also. Hynek stated, "the whole subject seems utterly ridiculous”, even going to extremes to blame sightings on unreliable witnesses, imagination or misinterpretations of natural events. 'Swamp gas' was another popular explanation by Dr. Hynek.

He stated later that the Air Force more or less expected him to debunk any reported sightings, and that he felt that 'Bluebook' and other such reports were really designed to discredit serious UFO study and discourage further public inquiry.

It was also during this time that Hynek developed the 'Hynek Scale', reproduced here:

First Kind
A sighting of one or more unidentified flying objects;

Flying saucers
Odd lights
Aerial objects that are not attributable to human technology.

Second kind
An observation of physical evidence of extra-terrestrial visitation;

Heat or radiation
Damage to terrain
Crop circles found in the vicinity of a UFO sighting[citation needed]

Third kind
An observation of one or more occupants associated with one or more crafts.

After years of researching sightings, Dr. Hynek began to change his opinion about these matters, particularly those sightings observed by astronauts and professional pilots.

Another popular story connected to 'Close Encounters' involved Spielberg's screening of the movie for then President Reagan. Reagan's comment to Spielberg during the movie, "You know, I bet there aren't six people in this room who know just how true this really is."

Even though Spielberg has continued to deny it, Dr. Steven Greer, in his book 'Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge' has made contact with two witnesses who have verified that this conversation did happen, and that Spielberg had access to secret governement documents on file at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Wright Patterson is widely believed to be where the remains of the famous 1947 Roswell UFO crash were supposedly taken and stored. In fact, in October 1982 President Reagan addressed a crowd from the tarmac of Roswell Industrial Air Base, formally known as the Roswell Army Air Field, near the hangar where the alien bodies are rumored to have been taken after the recovery from that same crash.

I was present at that speech-as a junior high student I didn't know at the time the significance regarding the ET issue.

As we approach the 30th anniversary of Close Encounters(November 1977), we find ourselves in a new era-intricate and beautiful crop circles being reported all over the world, particularly in England, in the farming community that surrounds another mystery, Stonehenge. Some circles are indeed man-made objects, but others have never been satisfiably proven as man-made.

We also find ourselves with resources such as the internet which, for the discerning, spreads these stories much more effectively than before.

And we find ourselves with an actual significant public disclosure event, hosted by the aforementioned Dr. Steven Greer.

In 2001, Dr. Greer made a presentation at the National Press Club along with some of the many credible military and government contract witnesses to significant UFO sightings that he has contacted and who are coming forward about this issue.

Consider the testimony of retired Air Force Capt. Bob Salas, who states that UFOs disabled 10 Minuteman missles 1967. His testimony and others like his call into question the statement that the government issued in the 50s and that they still stand by today, that UFO sightings do not pose a threat to national security.

Or the testimony of Dr. Carol Rosin, spokesman for Dr. Werner Von Braun towards the end of his life, who testifed at this same presentation that Dr. Von Braun was very concerned that the government was going to put weapons in space, not for the purpose of defense but for the purpose of knocking down UFOs. It was Dr. Rosin who first used coined the 'Star Wars' term in referring to these technologies. Von Braun was recruited from Germany after WWII and perfected the rocket technology that allowed the US to go the the Moon.

You can see Dr. Greer's presentation here.:

Dr. Greer has been successful in briefing former CIA Director Woolsey, Laurance Rockefeller, Senator Pell(of Pell Grant fame)and many other key figures.

He's written several books on the subject, for more information his 2006 book 'Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge' is a good place to start.

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Global Politics From a Spiritual Perspective

Originally posted Sunday, September 09, 2007

Global Politics From a Spiritual Perspective

I am in continual conflict with myself regarding the current global political situation that the world finds itself in.

On the one hand, I feel a duty to communicate the reality of the global and political climate that exists. It is my aim and intention to call attention to reliable news sources which point to the fact that our government has failed and is failing its US citizens as well as its responsibility to the entire world in its chosen policies and actions.

This blog has done and will continue to do this. I have never solely relied on questionable or fringe sources, but have continually pointed to articles from generally accepted news sources such as CNN. And I have pointed to influential people in our society who are seriously looking at issues normally reserved for the more paranoid of our collective. These include, among others-Dr. Carol Rosin, assistant to Werner Von Braun , Daniel Sheehan, the military witnesses that testified at the National Press Club in 2001 and others.

Having brought these issues up, I also feel a certain amount of compassion and necessity to forgive our leaders for their actions. I have not demonstrated these sentiments enough in this forum. I am generally more concerned with informing. Yet, being informed doesn’t count for much if one doesn’t feel anything can be done about any of it.

We can all play a collectively strong part, if we will.

When I consider President Bush, the president people love to hate (this based on current bumper sticker debate) I see a man who is misinformed and misguided on several different fronts.

We may not agree with much if any of what he is doing, but I have found it necessary within my heart to pray everyday for our President and the decisions he is making. I also pray personally to forgive him and those who are advising him. Even if I might ever think I could do a better job, I wouldn’t really want his job at all.

I also pray to turn over to God these things. Sometimes in researching about all of the things that are coming out about our government, it’s easy to perceive that we are powerless over our government, and that the powers that be are more powerful than anything else that is and there is nothing that can tame it.

I don’t believe that’s the case. I believe that God is infinitely more powerful and that God intervenes everyday to influence people to do the right thing. And I believe that God is more powerful than any created government anywhere or anyplace.

I will share with you a prayer that I pray everyday. Imagine if the whole world was praying this prayer or one like it everyday, what our world would be like:

I turn the world and the Earth over to you. I pray that the whole world will come to know your, know its shortcomings and know your grace and glory. I pray that war violence and hate would be replaced by your love peace and joy and a relationship between you and the whole world. Comfort and heal the Earth, I pray that more and more people will take notice of the Earth’s problems and take significant steps to change what we do to the Earth. I pray to forgive those who are holding us back from serious positive change. I thank you for those who are making this change. I pray that people will take note of the insanity of the world and that people will change this for the better. I turn disclosure over to you, I pray blessing and protection for Greer, Webre and Bassett and others. Show me what I can do, if anything. Please show me that my prayers are having an effect and give me the patience to continue to pray this prayer.

Lord, hear my prayer.

By this prayer, we can start to become aware of the small part that we can play to change the course of events, that we can come into our own truth, and by living out that truth, collectively make an impact on the whole world. This is how we add to the peace in the world. It’s not going to happen by protest, or blaming or seeking revenge.

None of the past six years will have been in vane if we have learned this valuable lesson. There is no end in revenge seeking, in getting even.

There can only be forgiveness and reconcilliation


Are you praying and meditating for a transformation of peace in our world?

Are you praying and meditating for our leaders to be transformed away from war and towards peace?

If not, why not?

Can you feel the urgency?

Hate does not eradicate hate.

Only love is more powerful than hate.

Spread love, build peace.

Our leaders are reflecting the collective hate that is in the world.

Do not look to them to provide you with peace. We must look inside.

By altering our collective conciousness the Earth can be transfomed using prayer and meditation. We can change Earth’s landscape of war and violence to a landscape of peace.

Are you praying and meditating for a transformation of peace in our world?

Are you praying and meditating for our leaders to be transformed away from war and towards peace?

If not, why not?

Can you feel the urgency?

Hate does not eradicate hate.

Only love is more powerful than hate.

Spread love, build peace.