Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Cult of Denial

There is a club with an enormous membership, and relatively little qualification to join. It is the Cult of Denial. The denial of what? The denial of EVERYTHING that is outside of the narrow belief's of the mainstream. I knew it existed - it always had. My trip to Georgia and Florida brought it into an undeniable reality for me; I could no longer deny its real strength.

OK - I live in the Northeastern US. I grew up in rural Northwestern Pennsylvania. I don't want to make this a North VS South post. The Cult has a strong foothold in all of America. I now live in Western New York, and people always assume I live near New York City. Even people in my own state, the Eastern part that is, are baffled to realize that there is civilization beyond Albany, and I think sometimes they think Western New Yorkers still all live in log cabins and trade with the Indians. When I tell them I live closer to Fort Wayne Indiana, Kalamazoo Michigan, and Charleston West Virginia than to New York City, I get reactions of disbelief. Most boys in my school, as kids, hunted and fished and were obsessed with anything motorized. I was no exception.

I was always obsessed with the paranormal. There were few books or magazines on anything fringe, especially UFOs, in the early 70s. So what I found I read. The little pocket books of Unusual Tales of the Strange and Unbelievable were great. They were a mix of real accounts and local legends sometimes. That was OK. I remember one UFO comic book from the late 60s, I think, that had true story of 2 boys who saw aliens and were so frightened their hair turned white. For some reason my brother and I both remember how that story struck terror into our hearts and we wondered if the same fate might befall us should we run across aliens in the middle of the woods.

That never happened...thank God...and decades later the information available is not only much more objective but the quantity and quality of UFO books, magazines, and Internet databases and testimonials point to the undeniable fact that it is not all just imagination, well undeniable if a person does even the tiniest amount of research. I do mean a tiny amount.

I do run into lots of people who laugh at the very mention of UFOs. I am OK with that now. Where I used to bite my lip when the subject came up for fear of the almost inevitable response, I now usually speak up. The "almost inevitable" response was most always in the form of an instant visual image of me flashed in the other people's eyes. You can tell from the looks and comments you usually get. I think the picture of me was something like this: A stupid Hillbilly who never graduated 5th grade, never recovered from the Scopes Monkey trial, can't count past 20 without taking off his socks, and in general has zero understanding of any scientific "fact" after 1700. Because, as most people know...UFOs are not real - PERIOD! Anyone who believes in them, or even entertains a thought they are not hallucinations of a hick who drank too much moonshine, is a kook...or a hillbilly....usually both - end of discussion. 

I am sure most of you have heard the phrases - no hard evidence...little green men...Whitehouse lawn...impossible to get here from there...etc. And, let's not forget the easy explanations for all of them - swamp gas...Venus...meteors...flocks of geese...common aircraft...etc. You can't argue with complete denial, short of producing a 1 mile long UFO and hovering it silently over their wait, remember the Phoenix lights? Even that isn't enough. It is not even enough to make most cult members hesitate. Ridicule of course being their most effective weapon to stop the enemy - to kill the messenger.

I was amazed at, not the number in the cult in the South, but the unwavering lockstep acceptance of the big package of denial beliefs -The denial Handbook, if you will, like Mao's Little Red Book. It is rote memory though, I don't think there is an actual handbook...hmmm. Or IS there? If so my copy got lost in the mail. Some verses might read like this: 

Global Warming / Climate Change- all lies meant to hurt the working mans ability to make a decent living. 

Corporate Greed - Made up by the intellectual Ivy League elite.

Science - it has all the answers and if it can't be measured by whatever equipment exists at the time it just plain cannot exist. 

Government - they don't keep secrets from the public, but if they do it is only to help kill bad guys. Plus if they do keep secrets it is for our own good so be a good patriot and shut up.

The Economy- The main purpose of government is to aide the economy. The main purpose in life is making a living. The Economy is fine...everything will be fine...if only the Government would get off the back of Big Business, which after all only has the working man's best interest at heart.( see definition of global warming above)

Spirituality and God - can be of some use in earning a living/ keeping order, but don't quit your day job to pursue either. Rules about how everyone should act are good; otherwise how anyone would know if their neighbors were breaking the rules and needed to be punished.

UFOs - Can't possibly be real or The Government (see above) would have told us. THE END.

The Free Press - If any of the above facts were not true it would be on the nightly news. Everybody knows that.

All those things just can't be argued with. Am I being judgmental? Somewhat, yes. I have seen a big change over the past 20 years. I thought the tide was turning, that we as a national/world were reaching critical mass, which would expose the Cult of Denial and thereby render it harmless and useless. 

Now after my trip to the South...I think it could be a lot further off than I had thought, and hoped. I have quite a few friends in the North who think exactly the same. They are folks who would drop anything and run to help you if you needed it. In fact, one of my best friends from high school was the person I went on my trip south with. We work on auto repair and construction projects for each other. I can take a pile of lumber and turn it into a piece of furniture or a house, and he can take a car which I would want to take a sledge to in frustration, and make it run smooth as silk. Our work ethic is the same. The way we view the world is not the same He believes the US should kill all the Arabs....problem solved. His IQ is higher than mine. He has read far more than do me, but not about the kind of things you might run into on Dreamland. 

He was giving me a synopsis of one fantasy book where the creatures in it could move through time at will...past present or future. He thought that concept was fascinating. So, I told him about the REAL US Military remote viewing program and how they found past and future were all just as easy to remote view as the present. Guess the response.

So we may be closer to awakening as a species...just not as close as I had tried to optimistically convince myself we were. My feelings in such interactions with Cult members are complex. It is usually not anger. Can you get mad at a person who fell into the most well disguised trap? It is not superiority, again, it is such an expertly planned trap it has trapped the best of us at times. The main emotion is usually sadness. Sadness that the sole purpose of the Cult is to keep people from knowing themselves, what they really are – or can become. It keeps them from God. Another emotion may be an odd form of gratitude, being grateful that some of us have escaped or wiggled free, or had the door wedged ajar by people like the Dreamland Gnostics. It is a gratitude which is squeezed thin, at times, by the weight of the knowledge that humanity is so expertly and subtly controlled. Exploring the Unknown Country it a little like eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Goodness and Evil? The difference being that this time instead of being forced from the Garden of Eden, we are welcomed back home.

Friday, January 16, 2009

William Henry - Investigative Mythologist Plus a whole lot more

William Henry has been on the scene for quite a while now. What scene you may ask? The one that shows a guy running around the globe trying to bring into the light what has only been glimpsed in the shadows by relatively few to date. And the good part is that he is always making sure that we are along for the ride.

His books are like Douglass Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in fact you could call them just that - and not be too far off the mark. The connections William makes with ancient secrets/teachings/technology begin with his earlier books in the fashion of a historian putting together the pieces of a puzzle that, when combined, show the big picture of how the ancients were able to do amazing things with both the physical reality of stone and metal, and the spiritual reality of Christ and KA.

It is when archeological inquiries become more than scientific objective what-ifs that things get really interesting. Do read the earlier books. The information in them is to be found nowhere else in so many cases. The reason is that you are not just getting facts and dates - you are also getting William, and his unique insights. But, in later works like the The Light body Effect, Morph: The Secret of Light Body Activation, you find a man immersed in the power of the information, not just a man connecting the dots. It is sort of like comparing someone writing the history of astronauts who have gone to the moon, with an actual astronaut who has been to the moon who tells his own story of the awe and wonder of it. I am, of course referring to Edgar Mitchell's story about his life altering blissful experience of being connected with the Universe/God on his trip back from the moon.  Dr. Mitchel, like William Henry, found the truth of his profound awareness not in modern psychological or physiological research- but in ancient text.

Armchair historians are in no way to be written off, much of history is the dot the i, cross the t, tick-tock research that is needed to put an enormous volume of information into an educated guess, readable form. William has done that, as can be seen by the volume of information he has researched so far. What you also get that is unique; however, is his willingness to follow his intuition. "Whoa" may say..."following his intuition is not scientific and therefore not valid research". In throughout history, no one had ever followed intuition or hunches, history would be pretty sparse. The book of the History of Mankind might be very short. It would read something like this: Chapter -1 We hunt and eat berries. Chapter 2- That is bloody well good enough for shut up, go away, and pick some more berries! THE END.

When William tells you about being in the pyramids and having a profound experience you know that he has crossed the line from just chronicler to chronicler/participant. Has his objectivity gone to the four winds at that point? Perhaps somewhat. I see that as good because revelations and advancement come about, not from people asking the same questions, experiencing the same told things, or looking in the same direction hoping to see something different. Nor do they come about because a chronicler tells what has ALREADY happened...not what is possible.

I am not sure if the word connections William makes between modern English and similar sounding words or phrases from ancient texts are significant or not. Some are undeniably on target, but others seem to bepushing the envelope of credulity. Is the language of the Birds also the language of the Bards? As far as ancient pictures or sculptures go, are some depicting stargates or machines that work with the soul? If so, how could any of it be proved? I am not the scholar William is, so I read what he has written and listen to what he might say, and make my own judgements base on what I already might know. Discoveries, questions, and theories aren’t proof…but it is a start – it is where you always start.

Before any of it could be proved you have to first ask the questions..."what is that weird thing they are holding, and which they speak of in the texts, and how might it do what they say it does?" William asks those questions, which most others either are afraid to ask for fear of peer ridicule, or don't have the insight to ask. There is a trend with historians studying ancient cultures to label what they understand as accurate history, and what they do not as mythology, or superstition. If the history of the 20th century were to be read by someone living in the not to distant past, say the 1600s, they might think talk of television , satellites, laser surgery, and pretty much any high technology of the latter 20th was mythology or fantasy. What would they think of modern fighter jets or worst, nuclear weapons? We may well be reading about a technology we simply don't understand. That is understandable. It is people like William Henry who are trying to understand for us. So let's give him some rope...not to hang himself, but to pull us along in his exploration and discoveries. 

Some of his hunches may turn out to be incorrect - fine! Some, however, may lead us to a new understanding of our past, and more importantly our place in creation and the hidden power we might all have access to, the power to evolve consciously. Some red herrings and wrong turns are always present in the effort to piece together the hidden knowledge of cultures long dead. We only have their pictures, text, and oral histories to go by. The secret teachings were just that - secret, passed on to the few. They left clues though, that the initiated might read the road signs. That is what William is trying to do. That is what he is doing.

It is interesting, but after writing the above I took a break and downloaded this week's Dreamland shows. One was William talking about the secrets of the US Capitol building, the other was an older interview with William from 2001. This reinforced the observation that William has evolved into more than a historian putting the puzzle pieces together. He has discovered the abilities that lie dormant, maybe within us all. He has discovered that ancient monuments like the Great Pyramid is more than a well assembled pile of rectangular stones, if only one knows how to work it. 

I remember seeing a picture of the one of the first particle accelerators, shown below. The Cockcroft-Walton (CW) generator was the part of it that powered their particle accelorator. It is really a beautiful work of art. It was also instumental in the develpoment of the first atomic-bomb. I can picture it in a sculpture with 2 Egyptians Gods  standing beside it with hieroglyphs cascading all around - which would translate roughly "splitting atoms". If an archeologists  saw a depiction of it in a bas relief carving, knowing nothing about its real purpose, what might she deduce about it? What if there were descriptions of its use also? Would it be described as religious mythology? I think the train of thought might go like this…” This culture believed there were these invisible particles that can’t be seen, but which that make up everything in the universe, and this machine sends them around and makes them run into each other” Though the white lab coats aren’t as dramatic as a good jackal head or ibis mask, the images would be considered only as fanciful tale from a people ignorant of how the “real world” works. 

So my hat is off to William. For trying to decipher what the ancient cultures are trying to tell us, for knowing that knowledge can be lost, and if rediscovered, can benefit the present: and mold a new and better future. I don’t know which discoveries will turn out to be unfounded, or which will, once returned to us from the past, benefit us in ways unimagined. I do know treasures cannot be found without seeking, both in the inner world as well as the outer world. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Marla Frees - Psychic/Medium/Dreamland Host

In life you run into people of integrity, not very often, but you know them when you see them, so to speak. We are also are influence by others, either through direct contact or by their words. Many times they are teachers, either professionally, or it is just the way they are, the way they interact with their world - they pass along knowledge and mostly wisdom. What teachers do best is to teach us how to LIVE in this world; it is the underlying message that is the bedrock of whatever information they may pass along.

Marla Frees interviewed Dr. Richard Bartlett on Dreamland in the Spring of 2008. He wrote the book, Matrix Energetics: the Art & Science of Transformation. If you have read Richard Bartlett's book or heard him being interviewed, or been to one of his seminars you know that he is such a man of integrity. I came to realize that Matrix Energetics is about far more than relieving physical pain, which it can be used for. I also came to realize that it has a Mind of Its Own. It can do things on its own without your knowledge, or approval for that matter. ME can do things, make things happen, that may not feel good, Hell, they can feel awe full in fact, yet the outcome is positive and life advancing. If ME asked you first “Is it OK if I break you down to build you back up", you will probably say "NO, no thank you, I like my mental and physical comfort, please ask me in a few months. I might be willing to consider it then, thank you very much!"

Other people of integrity come to mind. Buckminster Fuller has been a hero of mine for many years. I got interested when I build a geodesic dome house for some people back in my contracting days. His simple goal was to see what one person could do for humanity in a lifetime. Another is person of integrity is Whitley Strieber. He is an exceedingly intelligent and knowledgeable man. Listen to him on his show, Dreamland, and you will know the depth of his questions and understanding about the nature and complexity of Humankind. He is thought of by many as that nutter anal probe guy. He, however, has shown an unwavering integrity and the courage to ask tough questions, to interview other important teachers, to get the information out, information about not just aliens and UFOs , but about the wonderful as well as the wicked event taking place in our world : in our souls. Enter Marla Frees.

Whitley made Marla a regular interviewer on his show Dreamland at . She interviewed Dr. Richard Bartlett on the show in March 2008. Marla had taken the Matrix seminar which made the interview that much more interesting. It was my first exposure to ME, it whetted my appetite. "Could this be real ?" I asked myself. So I bought the book and there began my own Matrix journey.

Well, turns out Matrix Energetics is real, as is Marla. The difference between the two is that if you poke Marla with a stick she will probably react....not so ME. Marla calls herself a psychic medium. Saying the words psychic medium already either call up images good or bad, as our society seems to have polarized these words. On one hand you have those who immediately write psychics, mediums, or both o as charlatans preying on vulnerable people with weak minds who have "sucker born a minute ago" stamped on their foreheads. Or on the other end of the spectrum you have those who swallow hook line and sinker anything anyone with the title psychic or medium say as concrete absolute gospel and speak of it in tones which would lead one to believe they were talking of a famous Rock star.

I live 14 miles away from Lily Dale NY, the largest Spiritualist community in the world. Many residents there are mediums who hang out a shingle by their house and give hourly reading in return for American dollars. I have never had a reading at Lily Dale, unless you call the quick mini reading in a group setting one. That one was so far off the mark it felt a little awkward. I never paid a psychic or a reading , not because I thought they were hoaxsters, it was the thought of parting with $50 only to have someone tell you " you have an elderly gentleman who has passed who says you are going on a trip". I other words, none of them ever "felt right" enough to me to open my wallet. I have known people to get wonderful readings; giving such specific details that there was no question the information was not just cold reading. On the other hand I have known some who felt they were just throwing money down a rat hole. I simply decided not to gamble.

Back to Matrix AND Marla. I have mentioned in an earlier blog that within a week or two after Reading the Matrix Energetics book, all hell broke loose in my life. It felt like my world was coming to an end. Dramatic, I know how it sounds, but at the time that is how it felt. I needed help. Through a series of coincidences I contacted Marla to have a reading, to find some answers, to tap into whatever help I could get to help Me through this. I didn't relate any of this to ME, why would I? It was Marla who first made the possible connection.

I don't want to go into a massive amount of detail about the reading/dialogue/interaction. It would take too much time, would be painful, and would be difficult to relay how what she said was significant to me...and to ME! One significant similarity to ME is that when having a session with Marla, you also create a Sacred Space where transformation can occur.

What Marla repeatedly says is that she trusts Spirit, and allows what spirit has to say come through her. She doesn't have to know what significance the information might have; she just trusts it is useful for the person she is interacting with. It must have taken years to get to the point of trusting and acting on that. I have known few who were able to act on faith in any aspect in their lives. I include myself with those who do not trust going where Spirit guides ( or shoves ) them. I am getting better at it though, since practicing ME.

So was she right on target 100% of the time? No. Does that make the significant information any less significant? Also no. Does any doctor get the diagnosis right 100% of the time? Another big no there. Would that mean you would rule out consulting a doctor? Once again no. What it does mean is that you enter into a relationship where two people are interacting with the intent of getting some insights as to what the problems are and how they can be "healed". A doctor uses his/her medical training and knowledge and an enormous database of information to find heal. Psychics and mediums on the other hand, I think, tap into a database that is, perhaps, infinite.

How does Marla, or any psychic or medium do what they do? I don't know? I don't think it matters. I would ask each of you where your flashes if insight or intuition come from, however small? Somewhere from that infinite Zero Point? When they come do you have the skill and the courage to trust them? Cutting edge quantum physics, as I understand it, tends to prove mysterious powers of the mind rather than disproving them. Past present and future, maybe time itself, may just be constructs of our minds. Scientists are doing research on time travel and teleportation...and yet we don't throw them in the same basket with psychics and mediums and label them all frauds. Should you consult a psychic or a medium? It does cost slightly less than a particle accelerator and the gained information may be more useful in your day to day life than colliding theoretical particles that might not even exist. Spend the money you saved not buying a collider and take a little trip, or maybe purchace a small island country.

It can give you insights you may not get on your own, give you closure, help you heal. A session with Marla can also be FUN. She says “a session with her might not be what you expect - but it is exactly what you need". I would agree. If Matrix Energetics, or whatever else, nudges you in her direction, do what you would do with ME- go with what shows up because there are forces that know what is better for us than our own limited thinking minds.  

It is nice to get messages from loved one's who have passed. It is also nice to be helped by a person with integrity and compassion who is grateful to take part in doing the greater work. Marla's connection with Matrix Energetics is icing on the cake. Visit Marla's bog Marla Frees Light    for some interesting reading or visit her website .   Or you can click the links at the right.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Speaking of The Path...

Of Whitley’s many successful books over the years, one book, The Path, stands out as a handbook for navigating your own way through this point A to point B escapade called life. Like a trip around a Monopoly board, the shrewd may get the chance to own property on Park Place and collect fabulous amounts of cash from those who dwell there for a time. You may also wind up in jail. Pay tax, utilities, get money from the bank, and in the end all but the few will go bankrupt. Hold on a minute! This is WAY too real for comfort. You roll the dice you make the moves the dice skipping unpleasant spaces, no passing, and no free will as to which spaces you might want to explore a while longer. The guy behind you needs to roll his dice and follow the rules so get in line! It really is a fun game which can bring out the best and the worst in people. Same goes for playing real life too.

This is where The Path takes a different turn than most than most other "let me tell you how to get around the board and end up on top” guidebooks. It points out that it is just a game, more of a stage play, that is. A stage play where we are all merely actors, and all that is illuminated by the lights is carefully crafted to be so believeble, that we are totally swept up in the story unfolding before us, every sensation and thought tied in to the twist and turns of the unfolding plot. You are rising up toward the peak at one  point in life and falling backwards into the valley the next. Someone lands on your property and pays up = glee. You then land on another's little square and hand over a wad of your own hard earned fistful of monopoly Money = resentment.

What Whitley’s book The Path teaches you , much like Echart Tolle's book A New Earth, is to consciously have some part of you stands back and be the observer of your life, see it as the game played out . See it as the Play. The tragedies and triumphs continue and some part of you can remain uncrushed by the crashing in and out tide. A part of you can see the bigger picture and thereby experience the emotions without being consumed by them.

When I describe The Path to people I usually say it is as spiritual as any text you may find. The drawback for many to accepting its truths may be that they are presented by the canvas or the 22 Major Tarot cards. Using the most ancient form of the Tarot - TAROT DE MARSEILLE, accurately restored and reprinted in France. If the cards were use only as metaphor it would be profound enough. The idea that an ancient mystery school teaching is contained within the images on the cards is more difficult to realize. A visual language that your subconscious may very well be able to read but your thinking mind sees as a disjointed array of interesting color patches and quirky figures and animals. Some cards, at first glance, seem easier to understand, like The Lover or the Tower of Destruction. The symbology is not Satanic, but  think of it instead as being composed of archetypes that speak directly to the human soul, bypassing the tendency to label everything as either good or evil. It bypasses our need to label everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING! Look around at all the objects in the space you are in right now and say it is not true. 

Others  cards, such as The Moon or the The Wheel of Fortune, start the mind spinning as it tries to put the images into a recognized file category. What Whitley says happened to him many years ago was that he was given an entire system of the meaning and use of the cards as he moved from one room in his house to the next. It might be comparable an instant download and installation of a program on your computer. So the book sets out to explain the system of gaining access to the information encoded in the cards. He does this methodically one card at a time. There are others that work in groups of three that balance each other.

Does he do a good job at explaining the system with its 22 parts working both individually as well as, all, interacting each with the other at the same time? Yes ...and no. Yes, in that it is clearly written and not clouded with flowery esoteric language to try to wow the reader with his awesome mastery of this powerful wisdom. He does not require that you accept without any proof, that there are some frightful looking deities shaping your actions from the invisible realm. He speaks of my/your own inner life, and how it can, by awareness of the movement of our own game pieces around the board, be made richer. He shows us one of the faces of God if we can bare to look directly at Him.

Now for the "no" part of his transferring this system to us. The simplicity and complexity of this little book could not possibly be known just by reading its relatively few pages. Like any system it must be practiced. To take one sacred text, The Bible, as a comparison, how many get the meanings of its verse without some other interpretation? Tens of thousands of books and articles have been written to try to explain to people what the words actually to apply them to your life. Isn't reading the Bible itself all you need to become a Christian? Forget the narrative stories of The Bible; wouldn't just reading the actual words of Jesus be enough to know? Seem not for most folks.

There are no teams of translators trying to decipher for us the meaning of The Path, or how each passage might be practiced in our everyday to gain eternal life. There is only each of us individually who must take this clearly written teaching and figure out how to put it into practice so we might gain something deeper, something better.

For me, I am not diligent about ritual. I tend to go where each day might lead. I don't tend to make long term plans because I don't believe anyone can mold the future by pure force of will. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail, as the modern Western wisdom would like us to think? Maybe to some extent. That philosophy, is the wisdom of Force..and as Whitley teaches us about the card of Strength/Force; use just enough not to destroy what you are trying to change. How many millions of people have attained the apex of success only to be thrust back to the depths in the blink of an eye?

I had just read the book a few months before my mother lay dying in a Pittsburgh's Mercy Hospital. Seven days after discovering her previous surgery did not get all the cancer cells, she quickly gave in to its draw away from this world, to one I am not familiar with. Everyone had given her the prognosis of many more years of her gentle life. As with anyone in this situation, it is tragic and emotional. We spent the week in the hospital in a room for families in such situations. They were so kind there.

This relates to The Path because the practice of having a part of you watching yourself from outside of yourself, in a compassionate detached way, was helpful to me. I spent long periods in a windowed side room watching the snow falling on the city while I listened to the BBCs radio enactment of Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings on my Walkman. As I tried to get my mind off the loss of my Mother I saw me, sitting there in that little wing trying to cope. I saw me as if I were watching someone else going through what thousands of others across the world were going through on that same day. And it helped. It helped me to know we are ALL in this life in the same way, with the same pitfalls and the same joys..and ultimately , the same end. We are all actors in this play.

I can no more tell you the all the complexities of The Path in this post, anymore than Whitley, or any other person, could in the limited pages of his small humble book. But it is a start. Whitley is the expert - the teacher. Listening to his talks about The Path on his website give even more insight. I don't pretend to be a master of its teachings. I don't practice the layout of The Path as I tell myself I would like to. I wanted to print out a large poster size picture with the cards in their cross formation so I could sit in front of it daily, visually taking in the images, and making the connections between them and  having them speak to me. I haven't done that yet. I can't promise I will. I do know that what I have gained from the teaching so far, is here for good.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Following My Own Compass

I kind of want to say I don't know where to start, but that isn't really true. When it comes to discussing Whitley Strieber's show, Dreamland I could start on any topic really, the ancient hidden past, exploration of the human potential, the world of Spirit, speculations about the near and distant future, and my favorite UFOs of course. What you would get however, with any of these topics, is a breadcrumb trail always leading back to that little cottage in the woods, or cabin in the woods in this case. Where you would end up is back at Whitley. 

When I think of the vision of a person I tend to think of the totality of a life's work more than a stated purpose a person might themselves make. Track records speak louder than bravado, which seems inevitable when a person sets out to announce a 5 or 10 or 20 year or whatever, plan. Politicians, entrepreneurs, celebrities... you name it... have mostly been victims of vanity when comparing their words 20 years on with their actual actions. Not so with Whitley. Where the breadcrumbs lead is to a man who tries to stay in question and be a participant of the moment to moment, being open to allow what comes, to come. After which he describes what he experienced. Sounds simple...right? 

I suppose if he were a film celebrity writing his memoirs about amazing encounters with other celebrities, or about behind the scene hijinx on the set of a blockbuster movie he would be heralded with much fanfare...magazine covers, and appearances on a multitude of TV shows. Instead he is met mostly with ridicule. The tide is turning though, I think. No longer can the life's work of such an articulate and intelligent man be cast aside and forgotten like so many after game interviews of the winning quarterback, or the constant stream of other celebrities pushing their next movie. One reason is that the topics he brings to us are never trivial. They are information concerning all humanity. Another big reason for this may simply be his stubborn nature, not to give up in the face of ridicule and dismissal, because the message was far too important. The message is that WE ARE MORE THAN WE KNOW! The messages, I should say, because they are multilayered in a matrix of subtle yet profound questions. We are more than we know- in many more ways than we know. At the core is also a man who can write, a wordsmith. He was an already successful writer of horror novels before he was thrown into what appears to be both an agonizing yet simultaneously sublime journey.

He writes about a lifelong journey, HIS journey. The celebrities he has met are far more interesting than any you might meet in Hollywood. I speak of both the guests on his radio show as well as those of a more aetheric/alien nature who, both welcomed and unwelcomed, have pierced the veil into his world. 

I, on this end of my computer cannot verify any of it as real or true. That is actually OK, it is not a deal breaker. There is no Rosetta stone to decode if those creatures who have intruded into so many people's lives are as real as meeting a squirrel in the woods. Either may be in  the realm of nuts, or in that of solid physical reality...maybe both at times. For me to dismiss what you experienced, just because I did not, is to travel down the path of fools. The mere volume of otherworldly interactions can only mean not all are illusion. I can verify very little of what anyone claims to have happened to them to be honest. I include the guy down the street telling about his adventures on his last ski vacation. I listen, and I decide for myself. A simple thing to ask for, really - tell me your experiences and leave the rest for me. I've had dealings with enough people to often know within minutes if they are honest. Many of you probably also have the same intuitive sense. It is an ignored part of us.

That leads me back to Whitley and the mass of his work. Dishonest people, as you may have yourself found out, may be smart, but in the test of time they are found out. They change their stories, cover their tracks, dodge questions, and often times shout down their critics as a means of distraction. Whitley's words are consistently humble, direct, and open. He doesn't hold his cards close to his chest and insinuate he has a full house. He lays his cards out before us all and shows he is playing with a full deck. 

The one most telling fact of his truthfulness is the fact that he is all too ready to state that he simply does not know. He doesn't demand that we accept he met with lone Terrestrial Ambassador for the The Intergalactic Council form the Planet Zebulon, or that HE alone is the bearer of the ONE truth passed down only to him as the divine messenger. He is far too intelligent and introspective for that. Not being easily led, he tries not to lead us. Being wise, he doesn't treat his audience like fools. Having taken the most exquisite journey, he points out the Path to us for us to decide which steps we might to take next. 

The huckster tells us exactly where we must go and exactly what we must believe. Whitley and his guest hosts Marla Frees, William Henry, Anne Strieber, and Jim Marrs only ask that we lend an ear and listen to the information and speculation they offer. The phrase “knowledge is power" has been beaten to death and has even been taken over by the corporate world as justification for personal intrusion into our lives. Knowledge used wisely is real power for the individual as well as the society and the world as a whole.

Where we go from there is all up to us.

In future post I may follow any particular breadcrumb or just share my thoughts about a guest or his/her stories, theories or insights. I may be more critical or hesitant to follow a certain guest's leads, not because they are lies or delusions. Rather, because it may just not feel right to me. A thing being true or not has never depended on my believing it. I don't imagine that will change in the near future.