I mentioned in this post that I’d asked for increased contact and clarity. I’ve been in contact with the Arcturians, and the Pleaideans most recently.
My questions to them during this meditation session were not in the form of direct question to immediate answer, but rather I was asking in general about the state of the planet, the multitude of so-called conspiracy theories and their likelihood of being correct. (Personally there are some I find entirely plausible and have seen enough evidence to convince me of their validity.) I asked them how to increase my ability to clearly discern Truth, and how to use this to better be of service to others.
I received a download and when I got back to my computer I asked for guidance on how to best express the download. This is what I wrote:
Ask yourself this. What would it take then to get you to believe? Because you and I know, that you are not crazy. That you have these experiences, see and feel these amazing things is not a sign of your mental breakdown but rather your enhanced and opening awareness. Do others see as you do? Yes and no.
Conversely, what would it take to shake your trust in sources, in media outlets, in government officials, and the multinational corporations? What would it take to prove to you they don’t have your best interests at heart? What would take to get you to even question their motives, their actions? Despite the wealth of evidence to the contrary, their propaganda and marketing continue to sway the hearts and minds of most Americans. Or, has something cracked the façade?
You see what is true. You see what is accurate. But this does not make it an absolute Truth. Because you are seeing what is true for you. This breaks into many different ways of seeing something. We’ve all heard the analogy, “some see an angel, some see an extraterrestrial.” Our perceptions are the product of our limited physical vision, and the filters imposed by ourselves and society.
This is why it is so important to develop your own discernment. Getting input from others is vital yes. Discuss, collaborate, compare, seek guidance with other like-minded people. This will provide you with much needed validation, confirmation, and build your sense of community and belonging.
However, do not get so stuck into following one person, one guide, one teacher blindly and to the exclusion of all else. If any being tells you it is the only one true way you should immediately doubt their sincerity and alignment.
The single most important tool you have is your compassionate, detached discernment. Practice reading everything about these topics that catch your interest. Especially the ones that trigger you. Don’t push yourself past any comfort zones! But strive to achieve a means to explore why you’re being triggered. It often points to areas within yourself that need healing.
Did you hear about this? Just last week, The New York Times, Newsweek, CNN, NPR, all reported that the Department of Defense has investigated UFO’s. Not your tin-foil-hat-donning uncle. Not that weird lady up the street with chickens who grows all her own veggies.
The Main Stream Media.
Which yeah, admittedly, I have trust issues with. I kinda trust the bloggers and channelers more than the MSM. But that’s for another time.
There’s suddenly a flurry of UFO related articles. The UFO community is all aflutter – some with joy, some in denial. Amid all the emerging details, one small, but crucial piece is almost lost in the crowd.
The Department of Defense’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program investigated UFO’s. They used fancy language for it – unidentified aerial phenomena, unconventional aerospace-related findings, unusual aerial systems – but it boils down to this irrefutable fact:
The Department of Defense has officially acknowledged a program designed to look for UFO’s, stating it ran from 2007 to about 2012, and cost roughly $22 million.
Let that sink in for just a minute. Just that simple fact.
Because no matter what the nay-sayers may spew, the DoD silently, secretly investigated UFO’s. They consistently denied it. They did their best to discredit it. But they did it.
This is fucking huge.
Disclosure is such a loaded word. Ask any random UFO researchers what they think Disclosure involves, and you’ll probably get multiple answers.
“Aliens gotta land on the White House lawn!”
“The President’s gonna come out and announce it.”
While the methods of how, and timing of when, has been hotly debated for some time, there is one constant – official acknowledgment.
This is it folks.
They have said, officially that UFO’s exist. At the conclusion of the program, the overall consensus was that these things aren’t from around here. And… while the DoD says AATIP ended in 2012, the guy that ran the program from an office in the Pentagon says differently. He has said there is a successor to his position, but did not name this person.
That’s Disclosure. It might not be how you imagined it. It might not be how you wanted it. But it’s real. Our world is going to change. Hang on, it’s about to get very interesting.
Because here’s a few truths that you may not have considered, that go right along with the recent news.
To all those who said “There’s no such thing as UFO’s.” Clearly incorrect. Volumes of accounts, video, eyewitness, physical traces, physical effects, all documented; and the conclusion – no country on Earth has this technology. This is going to be very difficult truth for some people to accept. We need to be gentle and understanding with those who struggle with this new knowledge.
To the claim, “There’s no evidence.” Yes, there is. The NY Times article describes video and audio recordings, eye-witness testimony from military pilots, even “metal alloys and other materials … recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena.” These need to be studied openly, and by as many different labs and universities as possible around the world. Transparency with results is essential.
To the scoffers who sneered, “They could never keep a secret that big.” Yes, they have. Demonstrably so. Harry Reid said it was paid for with black money, and they didn’t want a lot of discussion about it. They hid this for years, deliberately. The reason it’s coming out is because the guy who ran it got an attack of conscience.
Also, you gotta ask, “What else have they hidden from us? What else have they lied about?” This is just the tip of the iceberg. This is just the beginning.
What else will come to light?
Oh yeah, there’s issues. Of course there are. There are plenty out there who will put the negative spin to this, and have. It will be diminished, degraded, attacked – it already has been. And it will be celebrated, praised, and defended – this too is happening right now.
It should be. It should be talked about from every angle. Because it’s been kept in the dark for far too long.
Don’t just take my word for it – read about it yourself. Google it. Do your own research and use your own discernment. What they are has yet to be determined, but we’ve hit a huge milestone – open acknowledgement that UFO’s are real.
What came out on DVD this past week? John Carter! Hub bought me the BluRay disc; he is so wonderful! Watched it once already, may have to pop it again soon. It helps that Taylor Kitsch runs around in essentially a loincloth for most of the movie.
What’s that? You didn’t see John Carter? The bad reviews and the fact that Disney took it in the shorts for a most expensive flop kept you from the theater? Why bother with a movie that caused the chairman of the Walt Disney film unit to resign? Well, don’t cry too hard for Disney, they’re raking it in with the Avengers, and will almost certainly continue to do so with the string of Marvel movies due to come out.
So why the disparity? Why was John Carter an epic fail (a $200 million loss!), when Avengers, also full of CGI effects and spectacular eye-candy is still going strong? The story?
On the surface they are really quite similar; fighting, escapism, and effects can be a winning trio, so where’s the disconnect? Essentially, they did to John Carter what they did to Starship Troopers (Another favorite of mine! More on ST in another post). They took an existing story, the basic elements of the plot, character and place names, and then wrote up an entirely new story. They even published a novelization of the movie! They did pair it with the original Edgar Rice Burroughs tale A Princess of Mars, though.
I was so excited when I saw the trailers for John Carter! Early in the year, Hub and I were both pumped for the cinematic embodiment of our childhood years. Hub loved comics like I loved the Barsoomian stories. Hub was not disappointed.
I was. I couldn’t help it. As we sat through John Carter in all it’s 3D Imax glory, Hub kept leaning over and whispering, “Is that in the book?” “No.” “Is that?” No.” “Is…” “No.” From purely a story standpoint, I think Avengers and John Carter are roughly equivalent. They’re not supposed to be deep, they’re supposed to be escapist entertainment, and they succeeded in that. But John Carter deviated from A Princess Of Mars by so great a degree that, if you were expecting the ERB version, the Disney script can only suffer from the comparison. It would take me another whole blog post to list the many, many ways that Disney altered, twisted and flat out re-wrote this story, start to finish. Instead, I will give you this sample.
In A Princess Of Mars, John Carter falls in love with Dejah Thoris; almost from the moment he lays eyes on her. He literally follows her from one end of the planet to the other, to rescue her. He kills a lot. Really a lot, like, thousands of people along the way, and would “gladly depopulate Barsoom” for her and her alone. He is emotionally pure, he’s never been in love, and his devotion to Dejah Thoris is his only motivation throughout the entire series. The Disney Dejah Thoris must tearfully beg a widowed, emotionally scarred and indifferent John Carter to fight for her, multiple times. She deceives him, more than once, to try to trick him into giving her aid, which he only reluctantly gives her because she is his ticket home. It changed the entire subtext of the story; it just couldn’t win me, no matter how much I enjoyed Taylor Kitsch in the garb of a Tharkian chieftain.
In my opinion, this is why the movie tanked. The story is not so much worse than the Avengers, a little less mature, perhaps, but for what it is, it’s certainly appropriate. It’s as much a visual treat as the superhero fight fest. Seriously, if you haven’t, you should see John Carter, just for the effects, the costumes and the creatures. But the many multitudes of us who read and loved the stories were disappointed to find it so warped out of recognition, and that spelled it’s doom in the theater.
I was on the fence (briefly, it’s true!) about getting the DVD. And then, I heard the best thing ever – a conspiracy about why John Carter was such an epic fail! No kidding, and by this time I was over my pet about the whole rewriting of the story, so I was really happy when Hub brought home the BluRay. Plus, I got to watch Taylor Kitsch again, a definite plus.
Richard C. Hoagland was the guest on Coast to Coast AM on April 2nd. If you’re not familiar with him, definitely check out his website, or Facebook page. Love him or hate him, he’s got some interesting ideas and theories. I really like him. Yes, I’ll admit to it! I’ve bought his books, and probably will do so again. Do I accept all his ideas? Um, no. But back to the subject: Mars, Barsoom and the fall of John Carter into movie history as a major flop.
During this episode of Coast to Coast, Mr. Hoagland expressed the idea that the reason John Carter was such a flop was that it details ideas about an ancient civilization on Mars/Barsoom that neatly coincide with his own.
A little background: Monuments Of Mars is about the famous Face on Mars, the Cydonia region, and a whole lot more. Mr. Hoagland discusses at length something he calls ‘hyperdimensional physics.’ I barely squeaked by in physics, so while I found his theories interesting, I’m not really qualified to say if they are accurate or not. I will say, he speaks very compellingly, and while I can’t regurgitate them, when I read them, they appeared to make sense. I remember thinking that they had a beautiful symmetry to them, at the micro and macro level.
So on April 2nd, Mr. Hoagland talked quite extensively about how it appeared that Edgar Rice Burroughs had extra insights into life on Mars. “How did he know that?” he asked. He suggested that the director of John Carter, Andrew Stanton, had deliberately put images and hidden messages into the film to reveal ‘the truth’ about the lost history of Mars/Barsoom and the civilization that once flourished there.
Now, I love the idea of a lost civilization on Mars. I’ll even say that I found Mr. Hoagland’s book on the subject to have more than enough data to justify taking a deeper look at our next nearest neighbor. If you remember, I posted a few links to articles about Mars in an earlier post , and more evidence keeps cropping up that the Red Planet is more complex and truly has the potential for life right now. We already know at one time it had an atmosphere and running water. Heck, photos show that it has seasonal running water now, not just in it’s distant past. In Monuments of Mars, Mr. Hoagland has photos, taken by rovers and satellites that show structures with a suspicious regularity. It’s enough to make me wonder, and want to know more.
Here’s where I break with Mr. Hoagland. During the show, he referenced episodes in the movie as if Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote them. ERB’s Dejah is little more than a pretty prop, captured and dragged across Barsoom for John Carter to chase and rescue. She is not a scientist, she did not discover the ‘ninth ray’ and the Therns do not travel planet to planet via hyperdimensional physics. Dejah Thoris is a princess, and a figurehead of her people and nothing more in the original story, she’s off-stage more than on. Richard C. speculated more than once that ERB had additional insight into life on Mars, then referenced a portion of the movie that was never in the ERB’s story. It’s kind of hard for the original author to have hidden knowledge if he never wrote about it in the first place!
However, he tangled this with Andrew Stanton’s take on the story, and that the director was also revealing parts of Mar’s hidden history. At one point, he makes the statement that the city of Helium is exactly what they see now, in ruins, on the surface of Mars, and this inclusion in the film was deliberate. Now, the powers that be do not want the general public to know about the secret history of solar system and hyperdimensional physics, so the film has been sabotaged to keep us in the dark. Hmmm, I have to say, that’s a bridge too far for me.
It’s a good movie, but I can’t buy the conspiracy angle, and I love a good conspiracy theory. I would however, really like to see better images, and even a manned mission to Mars to find out once and for all if at one time it harbored intelligent life. I consider that well within the realm of possibility, and in that sense, I do think Mr. Hoagland is on to something.
We have, here on our own little blue planet, records of craft that traveled the air, the sea and even between the planets, in the Vedas of ancient India. The Vimanas are described as craft, vehicles, chariots, even ‘aerial cities’ powered by wind, gas, or lighting that are described as ‘flying…to solar and stellar regions.’ Just mythology? Or historical record? Such references appear not once or twice, but over and over again, in multiple texts.
Again, we see indirect evidence of a technologically advanced civilization that has been nearly erased. What do you think? If ten or twelve thousand years ago, a race had powered flight, and not just interplanetary, but interstellar flight, do you think there might be ancient ruins on Mars? Wouldn’t you like to find out for sure?
While just like in John Carter, I’ll never see the twin, mile high spires that mark Greater and Lesser Helium. Thoats and Tharks remain where they belong, on the page and on the screen, but, I’d settle for a paved floor or stone wall on Mars. How about you? Do you think it possible a space-faring race once thrived on Earth and Mars? Or is it all just science fiction?