Second hand reality

The ability to transmit information over time with the help of symbol systems like images, mathematics and written language helps speeding up learning, as well as it helps to manipulate people. Each culture develops its own stories to explain the role of their specific group in the greater scheme of things.

Purely oral story telling limits the amount of information accessible to a culture. Contemporary global society, with libraries, museums, TV and the internet offers an excessive amount of stories people can access. While stories might help to understand experiences in new ways, they can also prevent people from making experiences.

Humans cannot detect the veracity of information delivered as story, even though some people pride themselves in having this ability. Generally, humans tend to believe everything which has been repeated often enough, no matter how reasonable bits of information might be.

This process helps creating authority through inanimate objects – people tend to obey messages written on signs, or pieces of paper, without anyone watching. It goes even so far that some remind others to stay obedient, although it’s not their job. The believe in the power and authority of signs and written down words works precisely like a magic spell, influencing the behaviour of others remotely.

It doesn’t take one’s own experience to anticipate the consequences of ‘breaking the rules’, the stories humans program themselves with show exactly what supposedly happens. In first hand reality of experience, most of times exactly nothing happens, unless one gets caught by somebody else watching.

People get trained, conditioned and encouraged to believe in second hand reality, to seek an external confirmation for which behaviour counts as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. In larger societies, cultural norms get transmitted via the stories providing this second hand reality, independent thinking often gets punished.

Yet it is part of human nature to trust inner guidance to find out what’s good or bad, unless one’s capacity for empathy is impaired. Most activities, however, belong to the category ‘entirely harmless’, and thus would make for pretty boring stories.

Human beings need to learn a lot before they can function relatively independent. The nervous system can be programmed to acquire any kind of motor skill, language or cultural rule set. Most things get learned by imitation, often in a laborious process of trial and error. Yet the procedural memory doesn’t get the attention it deserves, modern ‘civilisation’ focuses largely on intellectual learning.

The ability to deduct rules and patterns from observation provides the most interesting  information transferred over time. The understanding of natural processes build the foundation for technology, albeit self-organised technology utilised by other species than humans still excels in elegance and efficiency.

Technology supports the domestication of humans in many ways. It creates tangible artefacts of the unique ability of humans to manifest ‘new’ things, like houses, boats, machines and mobile phones. Humanity’s superiority in the universe can easier be sold once humans grow up in virtual environments.

Technology also helps to dominate individuals resisting the domestication attempts. It acts as multiplier for the meme of wilful submission, latent supplier of fear and violence. Buckminster Fuller envisaged a world without hunger and poverty, based on the ability of technology to adapt sustainably to the environment.

The aliens here know for sure that a cooperation with the rest of life on a planet allows any self-aware species to thrive, without the need to endanger the basis for their own survival. They patiently hope to break the spell of dispossession and domination humanity suffers from.

Dispossessed

Billions of species coexist and co-evolved on planet Earth, and contribute to the amazing diversity of eco-systems humans can experience. No straight line exists in this universe, although human architecture attempts a lot to suggest the opposite. As nowadays about half of the human population lives in urban environment, dominated by architecture, they might easily miss out on the fractal nature of self-organised environments.

Conscious beings perceive their environment and interact with it. The mostly synthetic environments in which humans grow up, especially in big cities, distracts from the fractal, pervasive and interactive character of self-organised eco-systems. Without the good example of symbiotic existence, the meme of separateness turns into a meta-meme informing most of the thinking.

While it takes some time to initially grasp the concept of separateness, as soon as it takes hold, separation gets hammered in. Once infants develop a theory of the mind, the meme-plex of disconnection dominates the way to explain life, environment, society and universe. The family of currently about 7 billion human beings splits up along the lines of nationality, religion, socio-economic status, gender, profession, sexual preferences, social capital, etc.

If humans considered themselves as members of the same, large family, many domestication strategies could not function anymore. The virtue of birth determines largely the access to resources necessary for survival, and defaults the life choices available. The virtual world of humanity composed out of numerous classes makes domestication necessary, and maybe a fun game for some involved in it.

Just like in the stories about slavery, most humans not only are born into dispossession, but as property of some mysterious concept. Citizenship, commonly misunderstood as something rather noble, entails granting an institution sovereignty over one’s life. For the ‘greater good’, people are forced by taxes, fines, fees, permits, rent, etc.

A lot of variations of privilege destroy the ideal of being born equal, the magic spell of the ‘system’ makes this unjust constellation seem inevitable. Very often the inequality of the system strengthen the idea of competition, degenerating human existence to a mere struggle for survival.

Survival reflects rather the result of adequate adaption to the environment than functioning as a primal motivation. Most humans live in an artificially impoverished environment, which distracts from the cooperative character of the web of life on the planet. Humanity consider itself largely as ‘top of the food-chain’, yet they differ from other predators just by their rapacious appetite for energy.

The most ruthless among humans predators created the system of domination deliberately to dispossess the majority of their fellow humans. They adapted the strategy of one alien race which existed in this corner of the universe even before the solar system emerged.

Not every form of life needs a physical body, which makes them harder to notice than the text-book aliens modern sci-fi stories describe. The Archons exist in a dimension usually inaccessible for human perception, which didn’t stop them to interfere with humanity.

The humans on the relatively small team of dominators believe to have successfully domesticated most humans on this planet. Yet the dominators have been domesticated by the Archons, and are therefor similarly disconnected from source like those dominated by them.

It’s a kind of magic

While written language is commonly considered as sign of civilisation, it rather indicates systems of domination and domestication. Stories were invented to put humanity not only on top of the world, but the entire universe. In their imagination, everything literally revolved around them.

In a way, this misconception holds at least some kernel of truth in it. Each individual aspect of universal consciousness, like a human being, centres on itself. This applies to every being on this planet though, all have this perceptual property and it might be easy to misunderstood this.

Experience of the bigger picture, traditionally accessible to shamans and similar healers in the community, can impress fellow humans immensely. It takes a lack of empathy, though, to convert advanced knowledge into a tool to create individual power, backed up by hierarchies.

Written language allows the vicarious experience of the inter-connectedness of life, and to derive claims to power from it. It allows the introduction of classes into society, required to submit part of the population to the strategies of domestication.

Hierarchies on Earth were initially derived from the invented hierarchy in heavens. With limited access to experiences of the bigger picture, written stories became a powerful tool. The role of humanity was special enough to run the entire planet, however, the average human got convinced into his/her domestication by claiming that they are still animals.

The idea of ‘gods’ allowed thus the separation into those few destined to rule, and those who had to follow. While all forms of life on this planet are equally important to maintain a highly complex web of life, a more educated classification of life makes sense.

Alfred Korzybski developed a useful distinction of the life forms on this planet, managing to assign humanity the special role they have without separating them out as masters of the universe. His concept also reflects the likely temporal order of evolutionary leaps, without the need for the arrogant assumption that evolution ends with humanity.

The first class of life to appear on the planet was the chemical-binding form of life. Microorganisms and plant life convert sun light and heat in chemical forms of energy. In multi-cellular organism, the primary use of acquired energy was spend for growth.

The second class of life consists of animal life in a variety of forms. It still requires the chemical transformation of energy for its metabolism, but it is able to use chemical energy not only for growth, but as well for movement. The class of life binds space, harvesting the chemical energy of the plant life.

Humans depend on the transformation of chemical energy for growth and movement, yet are also capable to bind time by storing and transmitting information in symbolic forms. While animals communicate, externalised forms of transmitting information over large spans of time are beyond their capacity.

As the ability of time-binding is largely under-appreciated and hardly comprehended, the idea of humans as clever animals dominates the ‘common sense’ understanding of their own existence. This meme makes it’s quite simple to successfully apply the same conditioning mechanism which were used for the domestication of animals.

For at least a quarter of the historic cycle of the precession of the equinox, the domestication of humans was spread out over the entire planet. The aliens currently present on this planet came here to prevent the same cataclysm which happened the last time when the majority of the human population was held captive with this delusion.

 

Magic spells

The focus on matter, combined with the assumed separation between body and mind, is part of the domestication of the human race. Disconnected from their true origin, their minds easily catch viruses which converts them into something like clever pets.

Most indigenous cultures base on the idea to share the wealth their environment offers. Ownership of land seems absurd to them, while taking care of it is integral part of those cultures. The lore of the land differs from place to place in details, yet places the society as custodians, not owners of their environment.

Just like Douglas Adams stated, humans are mostly harmless. The universal law of ‘Do no harm’ exists in all cultures, and it doesn’t need to be written down. Cultural norms might or might not change, yet mostly are simple enough to be memorised by any member of the tribe. If humanity needed written laws, it might not have made it for that long.

The invention of written language gets commonly misunderstood as the beginning of ‘civilisation’, while it just introduced a powerful magical trick into the human community. In illiterate societies, the magic of the written word was more apparent and easier to abuse than nowadays.

Written laws created the separation from an action and the responsibility for it. The inquisition and colonisation of entire continents demonstrate the hypocrisy arising from acting on the basis of written rules. The death of entire people wasn’t considered violating the ‘Do no harm’ principle, but was done in the name of ‘good’.

No authentic written accounts survived which could give contemporary society an idea of how large networks of societies could grow without resorting to systematic intra-species violence. Australia’s oral history reaches back longer than any other known culture on earth, although many of languages and cultures which existed on this continent were exterminated.

Nowadays, there’s hardly any spot on the surface of this planet without a piece of paper claiming ‘ownership’. The few remaining bits are free for the taking for any corporation large enough to bribe a government into handing it over for destruction. Especially the rise of the British Empire started the processes of dispossessing the majority of humans on this planet.

A written ownership record outlasts any verbal commitment to take care of the land. The domesticated humans got trained to take inherited ownership for violently acquired areas of land for granted. The written word helped propagating memes of domination of and submission to ‘authority’, combined by reinforcing this counter-intuitive reality by violent means.

Yet without dominion over the place of shelter for themselves and their peers, humans become nothing but a domesticated animal, dependent on the good will of their owners, or the owners of the place they were born into. People who lived for generations in the same area could be evicted because of the magic spells on pieces of paper.

Everything humans materialise in ‘matter’ create vibrational frequencies as well. The energy manifested influences them much more than the material reality. Caught in a material reality, they become oblivious to the spell they are under, and happily help to dig their own grave.

What is matter? Never mind

One of the more dangerous misconceptions about the role of humanity in this universe is the firm believe in the existence and primacy of matter. Physicists have a hunch that the majority of this universe can not be described or understood in terms of matter, but the most popular memes about reality happily ignore this.

Nicola Tesla, one of the more brilliant specimen of the human race in this cycle of history, nailed it down when he claimed that all there is can be described in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. While humans call themselves conscious, even conscious of themselves, the study of consciousness seems in its infant state at this time of ‘civilisation’.

Albert Einstein, better known than Tesla, also stated that matter is just an illusion, albeit a convincing one. Both of them came across a universal truth that many teachers throughout history spread around. Explaining consciousness in terms of matter is like the tail wagging the dog, all excitement yet no real foundation.

The primacy of matter prevents systematic exploration of the frequencies individual consciousness can receive and transmit. Life energy, a concept known and applied in many cultures, got a really bad reputation in comparison to all that material technology, which mainly manages to destroy more entities than ever before.

It’s rather funny how many miracles have been created to come up with a consistent system to explain everything in terms of matter. The idea of the mechanical universe, still popular, might have led to Descartes’ Error, separating mind and body within human existence. The emergence of a mind from the neural network of human nervous systems, and the emergence of consciousness from the mind, still remain mysterious from the perspective of current scientific paradigms.

For as long as people don’t religiously believe in scientific findings, they can access alternative ideas about our universe. Instead of imagining some sort magical emergence of consciousness, which only humans are endowed with in the entire universe, the assumption of a conscious universe makes explanations much easier.

If everything in universe is conscious in different degrees of expression, the ‘advanced’ version humans claim to have becomes a no-brainer. Matter becomes just consciousness on a lower vibrational frequency, and ‘para-psychological’ phenomena, mind affecting matter, lose their spooky nature.

This different viewpoint, quite opposite to the matter-based paradigms of today, doesn’t necessarily help to activate telekinetic powers and materialisation of objects from the void. It just allows to extend investigations following the scientific method for phenomena which were considered ‘impossible’ according to science.

Cultures throughout the ages had people understanding the bigger picture about the role of humanity in the universe. Many tried to guide their fellow women and men to experience their connection to the rest of the universe. The stories about places like Atlantis transform from mythological to plausible, or at least worth considering.

Matter remains a convincing illusion, even if humans understand it as a variation of an all-pervading consciousness. The firm believe that matter is all there is limits experiencing more subtle forms of energy, which have been described in a variety of ways in different cultures and different times.

In an material universe, aliens would have lots difficulties ever reaching the blue planet. In an electric and conscious universe, they have no problem at all to be here in an abundance that could easily blow a mind or two.

A brief history of humanity

While most human societies have their mystical creation stories, which mostly reflect the evolutionary processes which govern the universe, contemporary societies have a limited grasp of evolution. It’s not an easy concept to understand, as the time frame involved exceeds usually the average life span of humans.

Technology has changed the visibility of evolutionary processes, and allows for a better understanding. The ludicrous idea that humanity is somehow above nature, however, prevents to use technological development, which happens much faster than biological evolution in human observable dimensions, as a useful metaphor.

Among those people not suffering from religious delusions, the existence of homo sapiens sapiens for at least 300,000 years sounds like a well established fact. There’s also some agreement that it took about 15,000 years from the agricultural revolution to the high-tech civilisations of today.

Evolution doesn’t follow any linear path, it branches and twists, it creeps and leaps. Some people still live in the believe that at least the last few thousand years the planet experienced some sort of steady rise towards the ‘perfect society of today’. This faulty assumption prevents improvements of the basis of the entire human race.

There is reason to believe that humanity ran happily naked through the wilderness for 285,000 years, discovered agriculture and domestication of animals to finally excel in creating weapon which could destroy the entire planet.

Some cultures hint at the cyclical nature of history, and use the precession of the equinox to measure historical ages. Due to the wobble of planet Earth around its axis, the night sky appears to move along the horizon, in patterns which repeat itself approximately every 25,920 years.

The rise of agriculture to high-tech took roughly half of this cycle, and about 12 of these fit into the history of humanity as it’s widely assumed. While contemporary society excels in things fast and destructive, creating long lasting artefacts still seems to require the slow deterioration of materials like stone.

Most, if not all traces of a global high-tech society like todays would be gone if a similar development would have happened 26,000 years ago. Or 52,000 years ago. Or 104,000 years ago. I guess you’ll get the point now.

The life on this planet regenerates even areas badly affected by civilisation relatively fast, at least in relation to the entire lifespan of the planet itself. Something devastating like a global nuclear war ten thousands of years ago just created a new playing field for evolutionary diversity.

The ingenuity and creativity of humanity makes it possible that small pocket of post-selfdestructive-hightech civilisations survived and restarted the game known as civilisation. There’s still some tribes on this planet unknown and not contacted, living for centuries in sustainable ways in their environment.

In the known history, there were some known calamities like ice-ages or volcano eruptions which challenged the survival of entire societies, and of the whole human race. It might excuse the clumsiness of modern society to claim to have reached this form of techno-society the first time ever, but that’s not really what happened.

It’s about the twelfth time that this planet encounters humanity ready and capable to move forward in its evolution. It’s usually a wild, amazing and challenging time, which converts planet Earth into an amusement park for old souls from all directions of this universe.

How did I get here?

The members of the human race display some interesting characteristics. For some weird reason, they assume to be most intelligent life form in the entire universe, which causes a mixture of laughter and concern among other intelligent species in the universe.

Without even entertaining the idea that other species on their own planet might have a better glimpse what life is all about, humans went about to create systems of destruction endangering their own survival. Overall, members of the society calling themselves ‘civilised’ display a behaviour which from a cosmic perspective would be rather called self-harming.

Amazingly, humans have access to universal knowledge and truth, and individuals of all times did their best to popularise concepts which could have allowed entire societies to thrive in the abundance conscious species deserve. The memory of those societies which have reached a higher state of evolution as species has gone lost, and is widely disregarded as fantasy.

Coming from the arrogant perspective as best species in the universe, they developed a large amount of stories spreading fear about alien life, about other life forms on the same planet, and other humans in general. Like any creature living in the state of quasi permanent fear, they act collectively completely unpredictably irrational.

Being inundated by misleading stories, and informations about events reflecting the uncaring, helpless and irrational character of society makes it difficult to break the vicious cycle of wilful ignorance towards violence and general stupidity. The biggest mistake humanity made was the deviation from the principle of self-organisation, which works extremely fine in the rest of the universe, and beautifully on planet Earth as well.

The success some humans had in domesticating animals for their own use lead to domestication of a majority of the members of the human family. Besides being entirely unethical, in combination with the development of technology this created the dire situation the planet currently faces.

While reincarnation made its way into the cultural heritage of many human societies, it’s largely considered an irrelevant fact. The same can be said about life in other parts of universe – the probably of its existence is quite established, but humans prefer to consider any contact with it unlikely during their lifetime.

Yet putting this two things together – alien life and reincarnation – explains exactly how I and many other travellers through the universe arrived on Planet Earth.