UFOs as Cosmic Egg Breakers

Sunday May 19, 2024

“The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever will be born must destroy a world.”

—Hermann Hesse, Demian

“Painted into a corner, caught in a cul-de-sac, out on that final last-chance limb, life scrabbles around, searching for a new way out.”

—Joseph Chilton Pearce, The Crack in the Cosmic Egg

 

As Rod Serling used to say in his introduction to the Twilight Zone, “For your consideration”:

•Craft not made by human hands that traverse space and time, atmosphere and water, with no apparent means of propulsion.

•High strangeness, with the operators of such non-human craft touching down on a farmer’s field in order to trade some salt-free pancakes for a jug of water.

•Bizarre coincidences, e.g., improbable synchronicities involving owls, the bird of Athena, goddess of wisdom.

•Beings who walk or levitate through solid objects like walls and roofs, and cause humans to do the same.

We could go on and on, of course. But is there, as has been suggested, an invisible connecting link to all these various and sundry phenomena? And, if so, what might that hidden connection be?

“It’s all consciousness.”

—Grant Cameron, “UFOs: It’s All Consciousness,” YouTube Video 

“UFO encounters activate this aspect [experiences of High Strangeness, synchronicities, etc.] in people…What people like Kastrup, Jung, and Pauli would suggest is that meaning-based associations are central to reality itself.”
—Darren King, Point of Convergence Podcast #102

If, ultimately, the UFO phenomenon is all about consciousness, then it’s all about intangibles—meaning, ultimately—because consciousness is not a physical process, or an epiphenomenal property thereof. Consciousness is the basic reality that produces all forms; and the template used to make those forms, and link them together to organize a world, is meaning. All connections are ultimately meaningful ones. Synchronicity is thus not a marginal phenomenon, or a mere “woo-woo” experience; it is the way the cosmos works. It is the Tao.

Meaning is essentially subjective; it exists only in and for consciousness. Furthermore, it exists in different forms for specific instances of consciousness, or what we call individuals. There are certainly shared meanings; but meaning is necessarily relative. That’s because what is meaningful to you may not be so to me; and the meanings that you assign to an event or a statement might be slightly, or even radically, different from my interpretations.

Do you remember when Dr. Lacatski made the provocative statement (on Weaponized Ep.#38) that there are no two craft that are exactly alike? Perhaps that’s because the “craft factory” is consciousness itself. Consciousness makes the craft, and drives them, too, which is why there appears to be no visible propulsion mechanism. That’s because there isn’t. The consciousness of the pilots moves the craft through space and time, as everything, including what Kant called the aesthetic forms of space and time, ultimately exists within the frame of consciousness. There is no “outside.” That’s the real technology that the Others have mastered: the art (ancient Greek: techné) of consciousness.

“All the gods, all the heavens, all the worlds, are within us.”

–Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

“The things we see . . . are the same things that are within us.”

–Hermann Hesse, Demian

The problem for us is that human civilization is, and always has been, built upon the premised imperative of understanding, controlling, and manipulating the tangible realm for our own tangible benefits, namely wealth and power. Metaphysical materialism and axiological materialism (materialism as a social value system) are interconnected; they live together and will have to die together.

I suspect this goes to the heart of why there is the fear–often stated, sometimes only unconsciously felt–that the danger of a too-fast, too-deep, uncontrolled disclosure would be catastrophic. That’s because, in a very real sense, it is a catastrophe. Disclosure marks the end of a certain deeply ingrained way of thinking about, and living in, the world; the end of our obsessive addiction to tangibles. It marks the demise of our civilization and the birth of something else. The old forms will die, and new forms will emerge.

The old evolutionary yarn is that upright posture freed our monkey hands from the slavery of locomotion for more creative enterprises, spurring our intellectual development. We thus only relate to things we can “grasp,” in every sense of that word. One of the adjectives Charles Dickens uses to describe Scrooge’s greed is “grasping.” “Grasping” is also a synonym for “understanding.” “Hands on” means practical knowledge born of experience. “Hanging on” is another term for tenacity—a virtue. But virtue can easily flip over into its opposite, vice–in this case, obstinacy. You can get stuck in the rocks of life and not be able to move forward. In his essay on “The Stages of Life,” C.G. Jung identifies this inner stultification as the great danger of middle age. If we’re not careful, we can become brittle old fossils locked into a rigid personality that is terrified of change, and especially the biggest change of all: death.

In his epochal masterpiece, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell discusses the myth of King Holdfast: the selfish tyrant-monster whose life-force is spent, and who no longer serves a creative principle or a public good larger than his own fragile ego. Holdfast nevertheless clings to power by manifesting death and destruction. King Minos and Kronos are prime examples from Greek mythology. Minos willingly sacrificed the youth to his Minotaur. Kronos deliberately swallowed (murdered, he erroneously thought) his own children—the Olympians—so as not to be replaced as cosmic emperor by one of them, as the Fates had decreed. But Fate had the last laugh. The last Olympian to be born was Zeus, who was rescued by his mother, Rhea. She tricked Kronos by substituting a boulder for the baby, which he duly swallowed, and later coughed up. The Old Man was toast.

What is increasingly clear is that human civilization itself has become King Holdfast, hanging on past its time, and, in the process, threatening destruction to ourselves and to the planet. Nuclear war, climate change, environmental degradation, species extinction, and runaway AI loom large in this mortal threat. Behind all of these threats, however, lies a philosophical habit of thinking that has a long and storied history: Materialism.

To be clear: Materialism wasn’t invented in the 19th Century, with concepts of Darwinian evolution and random chance adaptation; or even in the 18th and 17th centuries, with the Newtonian paradigm of the clockwork universe and the concept of matter as blind, passive, and inert. It goes even farther back than the ancient Greeks. Materialism is, and always has been, the cultural dominant, the mainstream philosophy of human civilization, regardless of the presence of religions and Idealistic philosophies. These counter-statements have always been culturally marginal outliers, their dissenting voices co-opted and captured by the dominant chorus of paeans to wealth, power, and control.

2500 years ago, Socrates complained that his fellow Athenians cared far too much about “the body”—and by this, he meant both the physical and the psychological forms, that is, the ego that relishes power, wealth, and social status—and not nearly enough about the “soul,” whose preoccupations are the intangibles of truth, virtue, and wisdom. For this impertinence, Socrates was sentenced to death by his fellow Athenians. Because he wouldn’t willingly drink the Kool-Aid, he was forced to down the hemlock. Athens thus remained imprisoned in the Cave, compulsively watching the shadows on the wall. In the meantime, the city failed to notice that the walls were closing in. Entertained to death, you might say.

The Materialism of Scrooge, along with that of the ancient urban (and urbane) Athenians, have their common  historical roots in the Neolithic agricultural revolution. The drive for total mastery over the earth, including all her animals, plants, and minerals, gave birth to socially stratified city states, conquest warfare, and the endemic psychological suffering that Joseph Campbell dubbed “The Great Reversal,” when life itself began to become a problem to be solved rather than a holy ceremony to be joyfully performed. Tangibles–that which can be grasped, weighed, measured, and cut into pieces by the scalpel of our analytical intelligence–became our true gods, no matter which deities religion, which offered solace and promised solutions to life, claimed to revere.

If it thus turns out that the UFO phenomenon cannot be understood apart from the primacy of consciousness–if, in other words, our inquiry into its reality demands or triggers an unprecedented shift in our metaphysical beliefs and moral values–then this world-shattering transformation will be its primary effect, or, for all we know, its true purpose, in making itself known to us. Whatever they are in for themselves, UFOs are, or can be, for us, cosmic egg breakers, freeing us from the restrictive mental containers (“Reality Boxes,” as Ingo Swann dubbed them) that have held us captive for perhaps the past 10,000 years.

This is an awesome prospect, at once deeply frightening and tremendously intoxicating. As freedom always is.

8 thoughts on “UFOs as Cosmic Egg Breakers”

  1. Wonderful!! Thank you so much for the enlightenment!
    think you might be right 😃🙃💯
    So glad you used these words and length of the blog, understandable and to the point. 😍

  2. Great essay. I agree with all of it. The only issue I see is what besides capitalism feeds the billions? The space brothers haven’t been any help I can see. Right up there with “climate activists” blocking roads while dressed in polyester and holding their cell phones. It would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic.

    1. Thanks for your kind words! Glad you enjoyed the article. I have no idea what new social and economic forms might come into being as a result of a radical shift in our philosophical outlook. I’m pretty sure such changes would take decades, if not centuries, to come to fruition. How would the very concept of a market change? How would our relationship with nature evolve? There are many questions to consider!

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