Author: DGriffin

By David Griffin, M.Sc.

In the wider ‘alternative’ knowledge community -  the channeling of apparently distinct, sentient entities by individuals that enter a slight trance-like state is often associated with attention seeking hoaxers or plainly deluded kooks. However – this non-local form of communication and contact has a few individuals who undoubtedly appear to have the ability to access novel information which often includes significant changes in personality and in some respects elicits a noticeably increased ability to conceptualise more complex spaces.

Phoenix Lights - Channeling Change
Author of new UFO Witness and Contact Document Predicted Phoenix Lights Eventt

One famous channeler from recent decades in J Z knight who channels Ramtha and is generally accepted to be authentic but currently the growing attendances at events staged by Daryyl Anka and his ET other Bashar attest to this phenomena gaining more acceptance as a valid method of communication. Having watched Anka’s ability to flawlessly enter the mindset of this being improve over the years [obtain sessions from the late 90s and compare them to his vast array of current video public meetings to see what I mean] it’s obvious that whilst this is an ability that is for a selected few, it’s also one that builds in efficiency in some sort of feedback loop between channeler and non-local entity. Some would suggest that this practice is like anything you continued to perfect -  ie: some form of deluded ego-trip. However -  I challenge anyone skeptical of this previously fringe field to provide the light-speed intelligence and off-world humour of Bashar given double the years Daryyl Anka has been displaying this engaging talent.

Bashar is a cosmic prankster, Neuro-Linguistics master, galactic historian and a lot more all rolled into a few hours of intense sessions and Q&A follow-ups. It should also be noted that Daryyl Anka has been hooked up to E.E.G. devices and has demonstrated that different areas of the brain actually
light-up as the being is introduced into his relaxed ‘sleep’ state. In addition – Bashar claims that the large triangular craft sightings seen in the UK and Belgium in the 1990s as well as the hugely witnessed Phoenix Lights case of 1997 were all demonstrations of the ET presence and are in fact his civilisations ships. He even accurately predicted a second showing in the Phoenix region ahead of time in one channeling session.

Daryyl/Bashar spoke in 2006 at the Hawaii Exopolitics and World Transformation event and introduced the idea of a “Contact Act” – highlighting the point that the more we as a terrestrial species reflected our desire for contact with his and other races in our lives and public institutions, the more extraterrestrial groups were able to bring forward their own agenda of contact also. This is the basic premise of the First Directive – made popular by Star Trek etc – that developing cultures cannot be overtly influenced by higher groups of similar beings. Bashar also made the rare reference to a recently written book on the Disclosure issue authored by Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel – After Disclosure.

Six years on – it is claimed that more overt communication is about to take place with dates even being suggested for two main stages of increased ‘open’ contact. As a precursor to this a new document has been released in a recent session by the Bashar Organisation. The document can be downloaded here in its original form and it is encouraged to distribute this to any persons in political, civilian or military structures worldwide.

UFO WITNESS DECLARATION

FACT: From 1982 to 1985, large triangular and boomerang-shaped UFOs were
reported over the Hudson Valley by over 7,000 credible witnesses, including
police and officials at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.

FACT: In 1989 and 1990, large triangular and rectangular unidentified flying
objects, one the size of an aircraft carrier, were reported over Belgium by over
2,000 witnesses, including police and military personnel.

FACT: In 1997, multiple sightings of a mile long boomerang-shaped UFO were
reported over the state of Arizona by over 10,000 witnesses, including police,
military personnel and Republican Governor Fife Symington.

We make no claims as to the nature or origin of these UFOs. However, those
who have taken the time and effort to conduct serious, in-depth investigations
into these reports know that these sightings are of real, physical crafts and are
indisputable FACTS. Thousands of such sightings of physical crafts of unknown
origin have been reported throughout the world for decades by credible
witnesses, yet most who report such sightings are treated with ridicule, disbelief,
scorn and even threats.

In light of the facts, we who have witnessed such unexplained crafts no
longer accept this cynical mindset as realistic or credible.

Those of us who are witnesses to the UFO phenomenon know they exist for a
fact. This is not an issue of speculation for such witnesses. However, we do not
insist that non-witnesses must believe such objects exist, only that witnesses be
treated with respect and that we deserve the same fairness and courtesy
afforded to any individual or group who honestly expresses their point of view
without fear of ridicule, punishment or persecution.

Recent polls clearly demonstrate that more than 50% of Americans believe that
UFOs are a real phenomenon that deserves legitimate recognition and serious
study by open-minded, qualified scientists, rather than being summarily
dismissed as misperceptions, fantasies, hoaxes or hallucinations by cynical,
unqualified debunkers. Over 36 million Americans have seen a UFO.

To put this statistic in political terms, these witnesses are also voters.

Therefore, we urge all who agree with the spirit of this declaration to send copies
of this letter to their representatives, public officials, the media, the police, the
military, airline officials, NASA and all candidates running for any public office to
assure them that our votes will go only to those who acknowledge the UFO
phenomenon as real and deserving of serious scientific investigation and who
publicly endorse fairness and respect toward any witness who reports a UFO.

Bashar’s recent presentation on the UFO Witness Declaration is available from the organisation’s website.

The UKs most popular daytime TV program decided to allocate a whole 10 minutes for an issue which needs several hours to even scratch the surface of -  The ET Contact and UFO issue. Despite the time constraints -  something more was demonstrated – insofar as the invited ‘rational’ academic failed to make any significant headway in attracting interest for his views.

Present for the session were UK contactee and speaker at the 2011 Leeds Exopolitics UK conference Brigitte Barclay. Police detective Gary Heseltine and Professor from Goldsmith’s College in the “Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit” – Chris French.

In recent years there’s been a notable shift in the format of both mainstream treatment of the issue and also the more specialised documentary style programs such as UFO-Hunters made for the History Channel.

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The latter series, along with its follow-up series Ancient Aliens, was one of the History Channel’s highest rated series viewing wise and simultaneously ended the TV formula of  featuring a mandatory “Rent-A-Skeptic” – often utilised at the end of a discussion to trivialise and debunk the evidence found as well as the experience of those directly interfacing with the wide array of UFOlogical phenomena involved.

The daytime TV show, which can be seen in the video above, is part of the slower media forms to react to this shift -  hence the use of Chris French – one of a handful of British skeptics that are  wheeled-out to counter what by now is an over-whelming set of evidence and testimony for the reality of intelligent life interacting with this planet. However -  even when a program features such an old modality, it seems to now do more damage to the skeptics and debunkers case than ever. UK personalities such as MoD national Archives commentator and ‘Folklore’ academic Dr David Clarke, Professor Chris French or British author and regular debunker Andy Roberts [who once claimed a serving police officer hallucinated a double-decker bus]  now appear increasingly desperate in justifying their rather mundane position. To a more aware, internet savvy culture, it really seems as if the regular skeptics are caught in some strange time-loop where their mantras of “it was venus!” and  “little green men” makes them look somewhat ignorant and perhaps even foolish.

As Yorkshire police sightings database operator Gary Heseltine amply demonstrated, even in a 10 minute slot it’s not hard to challenge the skeptical line -  especially when it’s an inflexible approach as we find so often with the TV skeptics. Additionally, as can now be seen by regular news coverage of the issue, the majority of the population have a growing interest in this area even if they’re not fully sure what’s going on. My prediction is that we’ll continue to see the trend expanding where rational discussions of this issue can take place without the need for the classic, hired debunking line. There’s a difference between useful skeptical enquiry in this topic and debunking via ridicule and/or for the sake of pushing people away from a necessary field of enquiry.

In reality, whether it’s the type of testimony from someone like Brigitte who’s experienced an event first hand, a collection of statistics such as the PRUFOS database or national security episodes such as nuclear missile bases being temporarily rendered ineffective by hovering craft – only one of these situations has to be “real” for the skeptical line to collapse.

Note: – Popular TV shows as we’re all aware can often be re-viewed on the channels associated website. It appears that just this section in the video above was removed from the ITV “replay” website -  you can essentially watch the whole show [and poor me just has to make sure this was the case] but it pretends that the UFO discussion section never took place.

When they lose,  they edit.

This recent article from the Editor of The Columbia Tribune adds a similar theme to the shift that we can see taking place -  the decline of the ‘giggle factor’. It’s worth pointing out that we could add an additional 1000 quotes from well respected historical personalities…

UFO ‘non-gigglers’ are in good company

Editor, the Tribune: During some 40 years of study and discussion of the UFO phenomenon, I have encountered numerous academicians, politicians, social activists, journalists and others who have seriously ridiculed any mention of the serious investigation of the problem. Such ridicule was frequently demonstrated by what UFO researchers call the “giggle factor,” including self-satisfying smirks, rolled eyes and occasional outright belly-laughs. On the other hand, non-gigglers, and their views on the matter, include:

  • “Unknown objects are operating under intelligent control. … It is imperative that we learn where UFOs come from and what their purpose is.” — Adm. Roscoe Hillenkotter, former director of the CIA
  • “The evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident and that indeed an alien craft did crash, and that material was recovered from that site. We all know that UFOs are real.” — astronaut Edgar Mitchell
  • “Of course it is possible that UFOs really do contain aliens as many people believe, and the government is covering it up.” — Professor Stephen Hawking
  • “The possibility of reduced-time interstellar travel by advanced extraterrestrial civilizations at present, or ourselves in the future, is not fundamentally constrained by physical principles.” — physicist Harold Putoff
  • “It is quite strange that while our best modern physics and astrophysics theories thus predict that we should be experiencing extraterrestrial visitation, any possible evidence of such in the form of a subset of UFO reports is ignored or ridiculed.” — astrophysicist Bernard Haisch

Article: David Griffin -  david[AT]exopolitics.org.uk
Source: http://www.exopolitics.org.uk/news/2012-omega-point/uk-tv-demonstrates-decline-of-mandatory-skeptics/

Steve Bassett at National Press Club

When venturing into the uncertain mine field of the extraterrestrial issue, an often side-lined or forgotten fact remains at the core of it: that we the people still outnumber the prevailing elite.  If the call to arms from the Exopolitical perspective demands that the people must be impelled to political action, then Stephen Bassett is a living testament to this.  He reminded us of the necessity for action when his usual, energetic style of dialogue filled the airwaves during his recent interview on the esteemed Coast to Coast am, on Monday 25th July 2011.  Bassett has, arguably, come to represent this particular form of Exopolitical activism.  His popularity with the people likely stems, in part, from his modus operandi to enlist them as recruits in the hero’s journey; a quest that evokes a powerful metaphor, traversing gender, religion, culture and time.  It speaks to the human condition and engages the psyche on a profound level.   As co-creators, Bassett speaks directly to the people and invites them to weave the tapestry of change.   The most recent opportunity to do so has arrived in the form of World Disclosure Day.  This, he tells George Noory, is a chance for the people, alongside sympathetic organisations, to register their support in an attempt to speed up the process of extraterrestrial disclosure by the governments.

At the beginning of the interview, Noory remarks upon the recent discord amongst some in the MUFON camp to enlist Story Musgrave, a retired NASA astronaut, as the keynote speaker for the upcoming MUFON 2011 Symposium.   The resistance is due to Musgrave’s assertion that, although he believes that life in the universe exists, he does not believe that the Earth has been visited by extra-terrestrial intelligences.  Bassett’s position on this is clear: that people arrive at the reality of the extraterrestrial presence via their own, personal mechanisms.  Alongside this, Bassett maintains that the issue of what astronauts may or may not be permitted to speak about is essentially unknown.   This inclusive approach is one that the sceptics usually fail to adopt when addressing the UFO community, and perhaps Bassett’s perspective reflects a move towards a more mature understanding of the phenomenon, born out of Bassett’s own personal journey of having to navigate the sometimes uncomfortable and difficult terrain of validating the UFO in consensus reality.  From this perspective, Bassett finds room to accommodate the difficulties that any civilian agency, such as NASA, would surely encounter if suddenly confronted with the proof of advanced extraterrestrial existence; a discovery that would inevitably result in its deferral to the U.S Department of Defense.  A clause in the Space Act, it appears, has pre-determined this scenario.  As Bassett informs Noory, NASA is ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’.  There is hope, however, as Bassett implies.  The scale of probability for the existence of intelligent life seems set to tip in our favour.

An acceptance of the likelihood of intelligent species showing up in our reality has perhaps become a little easier for the mainstream to digest since the recent estimates by the Kepler scientists of some fifty billion planets in the Milky Way Galaxy.  Five hundred million of these reside in the Goldilocks Zone, an area that supports the existence of Earth like planets.  The possibility of intelligent life beyond the Geostationary Earth Orbit is ‘maturing at warp speed’.  That being said, Bassett’s approach of initiating an inclusive strategy in the fight for disclosure is evident in his statement that a ‘bridging into the larger world’ must be attempted.  Of course, any such effort is commendable, but this endeavour has not always proven to be a successful one in the past, for the old guard faction of Ufology at least.  It did, in fact, create a paradox.   In their race to convince the sceptics and mainstream society of the reality of unknown, intelligent species visiting the Earth, a reductive paradigm was established to select evidence on the basis of its’ credibility gage.   Ufologists were expected to strictly adhere to the parameters of authoritative, scientific discourse.   Strands were selected while others were discarded, despite the risk of consigning aspects of the phenomenon – frequently those that revealed a high level of strangeness – to the rubbish heap.   These self-imposed restrictions left the sceptics unimpressed, as those in the UFO community were still denounced as little more than believers.  Bassett, however, demonstrates an awareness of this.   Although not explicitly stated, he highlights a subtle distinction in his shrewd observation that Edgar Mitchell is not a ‘believer’, in the sense of how this term is usually employed, but rather he is ‘convinced’ of the reality of UFOs.  Edgar Mitchell of course, being able to add space exploration to his CV, is certainly more qualified than the sceptics to assert this.  Arguably though, the rise of quantum theory in popular culture has illuminated the path of the hero’s journey and has perhaps helped us to move more confidently towards an expanded awareness of our reality, enabling us to break out of such a chrysalis.  Certainly, we are living in different times now, as the experiencer phenomenon is now an accepted paradigm in mainstream Ufology.

Bassett remarks that a part of his role is to look for ‘disclosure indicators’.  A couple of main ones have already occurred; the suspension of SETI and the US Space Shuttle program.   These programs, Bassett maintains, are unsupportable and would warrant the additional criticism of governments in a world after Disclosure.   Additionally, Bassett astutely discerns that the next ‘big’ topic in the disclosure process is the rise of the contactee.   He cites public figures that have already stepped forward into the public arena and predicts that more will follow suit.  Of course, the impact of this would be significant in terms of bringing the issue to mainstream attention.   Alongside this process, however, it is essential to remember that extensive and dynamic work should also be carried out for the purpose of deepening our understanding of what is occurring in the contactee narrative.  For this work, detailed experiencer accounts already exist, but we have barely scratched the surface of understanding the implications and the purpose of inter-dimensional and (or) extraterrestrial visitation.

As the interview draws to a close, Noory seeks to understand the driving force behind Bassett’s pursuit of disclosure.  His recognisable brand of humour takes hold as he remarks that ‘an obsessive compulsive personality with an inability to hold down a regular job’, when faced with a ‘compelling’ issue, has determined his journey in life.   Humour aside, his determination to make a difference is evident throughout.  It is this resolve to put the disclosure issue centre stage that enables him to acknowledge the work being done by others.   Of notable mention is David Griffin’s, the founder of Exopolitics United Kingdom, contribution to the Exopolitical initiative in the UK, and Kim Carlsberg significant book, The Art of Close Encounters, is also discussed.  The prolific blogger and activist, Ed Komarek, is cited during the interview, and Anthony Beckett’s organising of the Leeds Exopolitics conferences in the UK receives a mention.  In addition, the immense contribution to the field of Ufology by Stanton Friedman and Linda Moulton Howe is highlighted.

One thing is clear.   By the time the listener arrives at the end of the Coast to Coast journey, they are left with a sense of the potential to make a difference.  Stephen Bassett’s Exopolitical activism seems set to continue, and a little thing such as the current state of non-Disclosure is unlikely to deter him from his journey.

In a further interview carried out in the run up to the UK Exopolitics Event in Leeds, Bassett expanded on how the contactee or ‘experiencer’ phenomenon would become increasingly important in the exopolitical field in the future. This is a notable shift when many researchers prefer to prioritise elements such as FOIA File Release and ‘reliable’ witness statements such as those documented by pilots and downplay ‘citizen’ type witness or experiencer data due to its ‘kooky’ image. The hour long discussion can be streamed or downloaded here: http://bit.ly/sbassET

For a detailed and alternative reading of the contactee narrative then please refer to the recent edition of the Exopolitics Journal: http://exopoliticsjournal.com/. Stephen Bassett will be speaking at the 2011 Leeds Exopolitics conference.  His talk is entitled ‘Disclosure: Who, What, Why, When, Where and How’.  To register you support for World Disclosure Day please visit:http://www.worlddisclosureday.org/

By Natasha Acimovic

Submitted by David Griffin - http://exopoliticsunitedkingdom.org

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