In relation to an extraterrestrial presence, we may be dealing with “Hyperobjects” or “Multiple Objects.” For intelligently influencing an Intelligent Disclosure we would need to study Developmental Psychology and how human consciousness and subjectivity may deal with these objects.
Consciousness can be understood as the capacity to experience meaning, in fact, forms of meaning, including how to interpret them. The meanings of experience are normally related to objects of experience and, ultimately, even consciousness itself can be understood as an object of its own experience. Therefore, epistemology and ontology are not separate. Meanings can be of multiple kinds like sensations (pain, pleasure), sentiments/feelings, concepts, ultimate spiritual meanings…any form of meaning.
Leading a ‘sensible’ human adaptation to emergent, culturally and instinctively-challenging global issues requires a global form of integrative perspective-taking. This would be a level of interpretation capable of appreciating the importance of previous forms of interpretation in such a way that its possible to work with individuals interpreting reality under such previous levels. Moreover, it would be a form of interpretation that operates under a more extended experience of “meaningful time” in which for practical purposes the motivation to act in the present experience includes more of the past and of the future.
A creative, adaptive political and cultural acknowledgment of a globally active, advanced, non-human extraterrestrial presence on Earth is akin to intelligently dealing with culturally-challenging, global issues like “climate change.” These are issues which are so widely distributed in space and in time that only fragments of their meaning can be grasped simultaneously by most people. They trump traditional ideas about what a thing is in the first place. These issues are called “hyperobjects” by Timothy Morton, author of “Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World” (2013). They require a completely different way of thinking and being in the world; quite likely post binary, connecting the subjective and objective realms of experience and inclusive of a type of science in which the non-physical consciousness, information and subtler forms of energy are used to modify physical matter.
On the other hand, integrative philosopher Sean Esbjörn-Hargens consider climate change and similar issues as “multiple objects.” This is an object that is objectively real but enacted through different subjective perspectives producing different meanings about it. I think that the “global technologically advanced, non-human, presence related to UFOs” can also be considered as a “multiple object.”
In the following article, Gail Hochachka studies the multiple responses to the issue of “climate change” under the aegis of Developmental Psychology. With a greater capacity for taking multiple perspectives, individuals may be able to deal with “hyperobjects” or with “multiple objects” more appropriately. Hochachka also shows how individuals operating under different interpretive levels of development “make meaning” including greater or lesser degrees of the present, past and future considerations accompanying different degree of abstraction and personal identifications.
I recognize the crucial importance that TTSA has played in moving the UFO subject into the mainstream, serving as a bridge between the highest levels of secrecy and the general public. However, it is time for many more serious cultural influencers to join a serious conversation regarding the “global, technologically advanced, non-human presence related to UFOs” beyond the influence of those in the know within military and intelligence circles who may only be able to interpret the situation under particular valid but partial limited perspectives. But we must rise to the challenge surpassing conventional modes of thinking.
If UAP intelligences are able to handle a more extended present, a present that includes more of the future and of the past in a non-linear way as Luis Elizondo suggested (as a personal opinion) during a MUFON interview (see the May 2018 edition of “The MUFON Journal”), their conscious capacity for doing so may be similar or above an integrative perspective-taking capacity. At the very least, they would also be able to adequately understand “hyperobjects” or “multiple objects” and think in global and species-wide terms in constructive and adaptive ways. And this would entail that eventually most of humanity would also need to rise to an integrative perspective-taking capacity.
“What if there were other species or even humans, where their understanding of the present, that optic, that spark, is maybe a little bit bigger? Maybe that optic is a little bit wider. Rather than being a point, maybe it’s a range. Maybe the understanding of the present isn’t a point, but it’s a range, and maybe there’s elements of the future and the past that are experienced as the present, and, therefore, what we perceive as linear space-time maybe others don’t. In fact, maybe these are things that have lived here forever, before us. Maybe, we share the space with them.” (Luis Elizondo).
Whether UAP or UFO intelligences pose an actual physical threat or not (and I surmise that most don’t), not rising to a capacity for understanding tantamount to dealing with “hyperobjects” may produce a cultural type of threat since we would not be able to adapt. We would need to adapt to cultures that may not want to conquer us as technologically advanced cultures did on Earth against less technologically developed ones. However, their understanding of complexity, consciousness, information, in a post-materialist way capable of transcending our spacetime-limited cultural traditions may be a threat if we are unable to rise to the challenge. It would require the greatest shift for human civilization since the taming of fire and the discovery of stone tools. What if (just like “hyperobjects” or “multiple objects”) “they” (the UAP or UFO intelligences) may be already participating inside of us as we may be participating inside of them? What if we can only understand this if we rise above a rigid, binary distinction between objectivity and subjectivity? Rigid distinctions between “us” and “them” would melt along with rigid distinctions between our “present” linear, interpretive experiences and non-existing pasts and futures.
Gail Hochachka’s study would also be useful to cultural leaders willing to influence the ways society may respond to a “global technologically advanced, non-human presence related to UFOs” inasmuch as its reality is becoming uncontroversial. With the aim of promoting a healthy, adaptive response to the technologically advanced, non-human presence in society, we need to study Developmental Psychology and how a greater number of individuals may intelligently or constructively relate to “Hyperobjects” or “Multiple Objects.” The good news is that human capacity seems to be able to reach an integrative level suitable for an adequate, intelligent cultural adaptation and flourishing under the new circumstances. We just need to implement ways to promote the massive psychological development of individuals up to that level. We need the political will beyond the hyper nationalisms in vogue today. Realistically speaking, only perhaps by being forced to deal with the extraordinary realities at hand will activate that political will.
Hochachka’s study can be useful to the intellectually serious disclosure activist, UFO researcher, experiencer or exopolitician since a “global, technologically advanced, non-human presence related to UFOs” can also be considered a “hyperobject” or as a “multiple object.” Again, understanding the human capacity to intelligently relate with such objects would be crucial for politically and culturally influencing or guiding a policy of “intelligent disclosure” in an adaptive, positive, constructive manner.
Hochachka, Gail (2019). “On matryoshkas and meaning-making: Understanding the plasticity of climate change.” https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S0959378018309762?token=D77478FF2E973E616FF618580A7BDC87B07DB7D8FC1B7012979A7BD5F00FD8B1B43CC12B5F15030D6CC5D9FAF61D1D2D
Hochachka, Gail (2019). “On Matryoshkas and Meaning-making: Understanding the Plasticity of Climate Change.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378018309762
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Have you ever heard of cargo cults? It’s one of the most fascinating subjects in recent history, and the implications are massive, especially as we go forward into the future and out into the Universe. In this article, and companion video, I’m going to give you some super unique and valuable perspectives. I’m going to tell you what you need to know about cargo cults and how they’re completely connected to the entire Human Experience, and perhaps beyond.
Even though it may sound simple, the concept of cargo cults may become vital to understand our history and crucial for how we go forward out into the cosmos. If you are totally new to this subject, I’ll break it down for you, and if you are a veteran of this subject, I’m going to add some tidbits and perspectives that I know you will find valuable, that help usher us all into the next stage of human evolution.
So here’s the setup: Things that are normal today were unbelievable a short time ago, even the device you’re reading this article on. If someone from the past came and saw what you are doing right now, looking at this lighted screen, they would be mind blown. If they went out into our world they would be astonished, everything that’s going on in our society, the commerce, the entertainment, all the variety of people, the vehicles, I mean you are used to traveling great distances relative to our ancestors, and it’s totally “normal” to you. You see all different types of humans, all different Races often, and it’s totally normal and okay. Wildly different cultures and even languages, you expect this, this is part of the now equation on Earth. Different types of people all around the Earth and sometimes even in the same city and same building and this is totally okay. What if soon a new race of beings or species was discovered, and after a relatively short adjustment period that too would be “normal,” to have them walking among us. What if completely revolutionary technologies came into our society, either by a brilliant inventor, secret advancements being revealed, or even a being from an exotic culture or planet? At first the massive breakthrough would be crazy, and then again, It would become normal.
So having laid that strong groundwork, let’s talk about cargo cults. During World War II, almost untouched islands became strategically ultra important, and the native cultures there were forever changed. They were exposed to technology and ways of being and living that were inconceivable, not unlike advanced extraterrestrials from another world arriving on our planet. This concept is massively significant for our world today, and going into the future, you see to the Melanesian’s their islands were all that really existed. Melanesia was almost entirely unaware of the rest of the world and its cultures, societies, and advancements. Everything there was to know was on the islands, everyone there was to know was on the islands. The fact that their culture was relatively small, and there were far more advanced cultures, technologies, and more numerous peoples living on the same planet, completely eluded them, even though to us the other cultures were not that far away.
To the Melanesians, another continent might as well have been another planet or solar system away, for they didn’t have the means to travel the sea. In certain secret programs this concept is highly valued and studied, because it directly relates to how the surface population of the Earth (meaning you and me and everyone we know) are, for the most part, completely ignorant of our own advanced stellar neighbors. Some of them, not even that far away, perhaps even here on Earth, but just out of reach, for we do not openly have the means to get where they are.
Furthermore, as we go out exploring into the cosmos, (and based on all the evidence we are now gathering it seems very plausible, or likely even, that we are already far outside the solar system) how we interact with these totally new cultures in new worlds and places that we find can have drastic effects on them and us. As an example, in the series Star-Gate SG-1, (which we have heard from credible insiders is based on real mission reports of a real star-gate program) members of a secret United States military group discovered how to portal to other worlds all throughout the Universe. As a result they start to find and interact with totally new cultures, some of which are wildly different and some very similar. As you may imagine there are sometimes great challenges when interacting with these new collectives. Some cultures are much more advanced than us, and some much less advanced than us. Sometimes great cultural clashes occur, and sometimes disease can even be spread inadvertently from a simple organism on our skin that is harmless to us, not unlike Columbus or other explorers making landfall on a new continent in our terrestrial history. I’m currently making an entire video and article on the star-gate concept so I’ll just leave it at that, but I think you may be beginning to understand that studying this cargo cult phenomenon is very very valuable as the implications extend beyond our home planet.
So, World War II happens, and there’s this massive influx of Westerners that are interacting with the island peoples and giving them supplies and cargo, and sharing their ways of living and their technology, and even using them for military purposes, and this is a big shock for them on every level. Then after the war, the Westerners left, and it created this vacuum of energy from the removal of the powerful influence that the Westerners were causing. Because there was not truly fluent communication between the cultures, many distortions arose naturally from the differences in understanding, and that’s how the “cargo cults” were born. The Melanesian’s began to believe that if they performed certain ceremonies and rituals that cargo and riches would be sent from the heavens.
They created elaborate ceremonies and customs to appease the Gods of cargo, even making sounds like airplanes and creating fake ships and runways to try and precipitate more cargo arriving. They created fake guns and costumes to imitate the American soldiers who had brought cargo before, and would even march like those they had witnessed, even the most ordinary and unremarkable aspects of our civilization were inflated into these highly detailed religious ceremonies of high importance. You might think this is funny, but I encourage you to turn the mirror around and observe how this has occurred widely in our greater society, our history, and perhaps many global religions.
To expand upon this understanding; Columbus, Cortes, Francisco Pizarro, and James Cook, all of these famous explorers were greeted by natives as “Gods” when they arrived in new places. Sometimes elaborate rituals that existed before their arrival were played out and expanded upon with their arrival, they were taken many times as the long awaited return of the “Gods.” One of the most fascinating aspects of this is that the natives had been expecting the “Gods” to return. If one makes a logical deduction, it should
be fairly plain to see the natives of all these respective cultures had likely been touched by other unique advanced cultures in their past. They already had contact or some distant memories of these “Gods,” why else would they be anticipating their return? Think about it. If these peoples had never seen anyone like this, and had no expectation of Gods returning, I am quite certain they would have reacted differently.
Furthermore, to be thorough, we must consider that perhaps all, or most, religions around the world indeed have similar roots. With Christianity for example, there was no written word from Jesus himself, everything was second hand accounts written by His followers, or many times written generations later. Without doubt, it distorted over time based on which human’s hands the message passed through, their intentions, and their ability to comprehend the source information. I say this not to criticize Christianity or any other religions, for in most cases it seems the source material was highly benevolent. I say this to bring the broader picture into focus so we can better understand the human experience as a whole, so that we can more authentically evolve and venture out into the cosmos with a more holistic view of ourselves, and perhaps gain greater understanding of natural conditions of complex cultures meeting and mixing throughout time and space. If you consider, just for a moment, the possibility that Christianity is also a form of cargo cult, then its fascinating to consider that one cargo cult came and spread across the world, setting up churches in South America, Asia, Europe…. everywhere, and in many cases superseded the native “cargo cults.” One “Cargo Cult” overtaking another?
As I’ve said before, this concept of cargo cults is very important in advanced secret programs, especially ones working with exotic humanoids or extraterrestrials, because it reveals so much about our modern culture on the surface of the Earth. Are we living in a giant worldwide cargo cult that has been touched throughout time by advanced cultures? Perhaps they (the visitors) left, and the interactions between us distorted over time based on the knowledge and culture we already had. For the most part, we can only draw from the bank of experience that we have collectively. Trying to interpret these sometimes wildly different cultures using the limited pool of knowledge we have is difficult, if not impossible, so its understandable in a sense.
So let me ask this: Could entirely different societies, and even species, be living on the earth, or near it, in places that are hidden or inaccessible? According to recent credible insider testimonies, evidence unearthed by Dr. Salla, others, and my own personal experience the answer is YES.
Just like the Melanesians, what if these big continents that we view as the only habitable land masses on this planet… what if they’re not? What if our continents are kind of like the Melanesian islands? What if there are big places, even on the Earth you call home, that are hidden or just out of reach? What if there are big places underneath the ground where advanced cultures exist and have existed for thousands or even millions of years? Could entirely different advanced civilizations be operating in our solar system or Galaxy, and to them the distances are as simple and straightforward as it was for an American soldier to get on an airplane and fly to Melanesia in World War II? What if visitors from one of these exotic cultures came in the past and gave us “cargo” that we still have some memory of? Further, what if some of this “cargo” has come in more recent times? Perhaps some crashed here, and led to some of the stunning advancements we are now enjoying, like the screen or device you are reading this on?
The universe is a vast cosmic ocean that is Full of life… But many in our culture believe they have all the answers, their religions and sciences they feel are “right”, and sensible, and even obvious in some ways. With our cultural programming and group-think, most of us just feel more comfortable believing things we view the majority is considering. But what if there have been other advanced cultures right here under our noses the whole time? Our little “continents” are the islands, and one little break in perspective, the shot heard around the world, a more advanced culture being revealed, that could ring out across all these “Big island” continents and to all the people of the surface. That would completely shift everything we know to be possible.
The glimpses into the “UFO” and extraterrestrial phenomenon have been getting greater and greater, and will continue to expand until we fully catch up to the “Song of the Galaxy.” Until that time, we must have extra wisdom not to distort the knowledge we received from visitors from outside our surface cultures, or this can turn into belief systems. Better we stay open minded as we go forward into greater and greater truth and awareness. One of the most fascinating parts of all this, is that some of our collective have already gone to the other side, they’ve left the “islands,” if you will, and are already integrated with the greater civilizations both on and off the planet, both inside and outside the solar system.
As many readers of this site would no doubt be aware, we’ve had massive jumps forward in our understanding recently from suppressed history being revealed, and credible insider testimonies. One of the key components to understanding this greater picture, is that part of the establishment has been actively trying to create a secret space program for a very long time. Starting, perhaps, with the steam-powered airship dirigibles in the 1800’s, then graduating to planes, then to rockets, and then massively jumping in the lead-up to, and exploding after, World War II, when we started massively developing anti-gravity craft in secret. Efforts to colonize the solar system and beyond are well-established, and as I suggested earlier we have even found portals, some natural and some artificial, that allow us to travel very very far, and as we travel far we tend to meet new cultures, some wildly exotic, and some strangely very familiar.
Entire Wars have been fought in secret to keep the surface population of Earth from knowing that vastly larger populations are around us, and especially the technology they have that can get them here, this is the biggest secret being revealed now. A massive secret space program has been created with many compartmentalized layers of access and knowing. The fact that our continents are actually very small, is not dissimilar to the Melanesian’s islands, and this has become glaringly obvious to those in the projects with the bird’s eye view. Those that have touched some of these greater cultures are now looking back at us on the surface with fascination. In fact, to some, we look exactly like the island people before the Westerners came. For, some in our society, still believe the island continents we inhabit are the extent of complex life in the universe. The Melanesians did not have the technology to cross the oceans, and we do not openly have the technology to cross the vastness of space, but in secret we do and we are. Whole cultures are existing just Out Of Reach, but that’s all changing now.
What if YOU were a being from another world, and you knew from your history your collective had visited Earth many times in the past. You witnessed with utter fascination how the humans confused and distorted the knowledge, technology, and accounts of your people’s visitation to Earth. Perhaps you would consider us similarly to how the Westerner looked at the primitive peoples of Melanesia. So, considering all this, it’s frankly hilarious to observe humans who are so sure of themselves and the “facts” that they base their beliefs on, when all of it can, and will, flip in an instant, and now we have to rethink everything. While I was doing the research and considering of this video, I had a deep and powerful meditation. I started to “receive” some information, and I’ll put that here for those interested:
“Many non-terrestrials have come here all throughout time, and when we were at our cycles of less advancement we could not truly understand visitors from the cosmos. Their knowledge, experience, technologies… advancement was so much greater it would confuse us. We would try to translate it in any way we could so we could make sense of them, but we could only draw from the collective knowledge bank that existed then. The cargo cult phenomenon happens in different ways,on many worlds throughout the cosmos, and is a natural result of the distortion that occurs when two cultures are so vastly different that they cannot mix easily, especially if the more advanced culture leaves after a short time. If the cultures are not given enough time to “mix,” distortion naturally occurs in their wake, because the simpler culture cannot correctly interpret everything that has occurred. On the other hand, if the more advanced culture stays, the two cultures will be homogenized, and the simpler culture will advance very quickly.”
Really fascinating stuff, to consider cargo cults as a common condition throughout the cosmos.
Having said that, and to wrap this article up, let’s talk about here and now. Now is a blossoming endless. Now is the most fascinating moment in a fractal sense; it’s the edge, the wave we all ride, endlessly breaking the crest. Thanks to Science “Fiction” and other cultural influences, (that are a manifestation of these outside cultures permeating our collective mind) we are now in a state where a large portion of the Earth’s population has considered thoroughly the concept of life from outside this planet. Now the collective song of “Humans of Earth” is starting to harmonize and homogenize with the ”Song of the Galaxy”, and indeed the Universe.
The “Veil” now is only paper thin, and on the other side is infinite abundance, entire cultures, fully fleshed out technologies, and spiritual awareness ripe and ready to mix with our own collective mind. Not long from now a new human culture emerges, one where many things we would call exotic, or even impossible, have become normal. Maybe this new human culture in the near future will observe this article, and information like it, with wonder, considering the time when these things were still hidden. They will be intrigued that some of us were seeing through the “Veil,” and maybe even more intrigued by those of us who were not. What if, not long from now, new intelligent species walk among us here on Earth, and it is totally normal. These are some really important thoughts, and are at the core of the mission of the Cosmic Embassy; normalizing relations with our stellar family, the true macro reunion from a place of sovereignty, equality and love. I really wanted to put this all forward because I truly know, as we continue into the future, this concept will become more and more obviously relevant in so many ways.
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Joseph M. Irwin @CosmicEmbassy
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Unique aerospace vehicles coming out of the ocean in Puerto Rico. Photo by José Fernandez.
How can we as “disclosure activists” and as practitioners of “exopolitics” (and, in many cases, as contact experiencers) really assist society to accept and to adapt to the disclosure of an extraterrestrial, multi-dimensional presence? Should we simply allow a more classic, militaristic interpretive tendency (as within the effort of To the Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences) convince politicians and citizens worldwide and let that extension of our political biases take its course or should we try to find another way of doing things?
I think that we (in fact, eventually, ALL of us and not just ‘experiencers’ who have been awakened to a vaster reality) must try to understand why we are as we are in terms of maintaining our personal identities, sense of meaning and moral politics. I think that our ability to see and our blindness impeding seeing how to “connect the dots” (in a healthy, healing, constructive way) is related to how consciousness itself is capable or not of embracing more aspects of reality in a coherent way. And some of the people speaking about this (although in less spiritual terms) are moral and developmental psychologists. As boring as these studies might be (in contrast to cover-up revelations, for instance) they can serve as foundations based on empirical research to learn why we create dominance hierarchies and why we fight so much with each other, whether we are in the 0.1% elite group or in any other social strata.
In order to establish contact with healthy, benevolent interstellar beings on a par with their alleged lofty ideals and in a mutually beneficial fashion, with sovereignty as a species that can be sustained, we probably first need to be able to leave our”self-perpetuating wheel of unending conflict.”
What makes ‘sense’ to us is generally related to our intuitions of what is and is not. And this is an expression of the Principle of Identity. And the Principle of Identity (related to how we cognitively intuit what is and is not in our mental schemas and in relation to perception) is probably rooted in the equivalence of consciousness with being itself. It is rooted in the fact that we are (being) because we experience (cogito ergo sum). Thereafter, our interpretive experience is rooted in the self-evident fact that we first know that we are because we experience. It is an automatic part of our conscious awareness and even of our personal identity-based political operations in any “real world” we may be participating.
By extension, constructive “common cause” identity politics, and destructive, “common enemy” identity politics is based on that capacity of recognizing expressions of what is or of existence and being. We could summarize (according to some developmental psychologists like Kegan, Kohlberg, Peck, Cheryl, Gilligan, Fowler, Cook-Greuter, Baldwin, et al) our capacity to embrace and understand varies from person to person.
Levels of Ego Development according to one of the developmental psychologists, Suzanne Cook-Greuter. To face the challenge of DISCLOSURE we probably need a large percentage of the population and/or its cultural-political leaders in a Green (Pluralist), Teal or Turquoise stage of development. How could someone in a predominant “Amber” stage of ego development (the Diplomat- Conformist) act in the name of pluralist, world-centric values for the good of all humankind while willing to admit into his or her circle of care and concern non-human, extraterrestrial (or even intraterrestrial) beings?
It can be summarized as if the personal room for our consciousness and its degrees of possible embrace or identification with reality and interpretations were larger or smaller. It might also operate under a greater or lesser intensity of subjective walls or subdivisions in that inner conscious “space” or “room” and we would have biases possessing our conscious experience without us being aware of it, limiting how much and how we embrace what we disclose to ourselves in our experience.
The more we expand our consciousness as a permanent average trait the more we can embrace a “common emphasis” identity politics versus a “common enemy” identity politics. This issue related to how our CONSCIOUSNESS is freer and more inclusive or instead possessed by inner walls and biases that affect our interpersonal relationships, politics, ufology, disclosure. If we do not nourish a trusting environment we may not be ready for healthy social coordination after major UFO, experiencer revelations.
According to Ken Wilber (working with the information provided by some of those developmental psychologists) a large percentage of the population primarily functions in a premodern, mythic, authority-based level of development coloring their self-identities in which it is IMPOSSIBLE to feel, think, value and include multiple truths multilaterally, fact-based and pluralistically, or in a true modern democratic way, not to speak of the capacity to find a way to harmonize ideological differences via an integrative approach.
Dr. Jonathan Haidt emphasizes (conservative and liberal) moral TENDENCIES (rather than developmental levels) affecting self-identity and identity politics but his work is seriously related to this discourse and to how disclosure activists may effectively work in society beyond participating (even if based on reason) in the blame game.
In a world that needs to come together to process shared human problems: degradation of the oceans, climate change, nuclear warheads, terrorism across borders, artificial intelligence and job loss, information glut, and a long etc, the popularity of ethnic nationalism (now achieving power through democratic elections) is dismantling the international order that (at least in principle) promoted larger swaths of humanity to come together in cooperation with healthy democracies around a world of shared human rights using reason and facts to agree in applications.
How can a “post-truth” world order or a more disunited world made up of more dominating but competing for populist, nationalist polities welcome “the others”? (ETs). How can societies learn to deal in a constructive way and as part of a more unified global humanity if an “us vs them” mentality prevails?
If the classical liberal institutions and classical liberal people’s values in the world are in disarray as we tend to hold on to limited answers, how are we going to add the cultural challenge of verifying an extraterrestrial presence? The “rooms” or “spaces” in our consciousnesses need to expand.
I propose that as “disclosure activists” we also need to understand our own human psychology and what motivates us in order to engage in a more intelligent disclosure discourse and activism. Are most of us liberals (in the liberals vs conservative sense)? How can we value and speak with conservatives (both recognized by Wilber and Haidt as necessary)?
I definitely think that we need to study the work of moral psychologists like Johnathan Haidt and also the works of integrative philosopher Ken Wilber (who emphasizes developmental psychology). One emphasizes tendencies and, the other, capacities. And we need to understand both if we are to become aware of why we are how we are and why we become so invested in our beliefs.
If we are to overcome what may be the greatest challenge of all (probably challenging human nature as we normally experience it) we need to rise beyond opinions about each other. It must even go beyond the genuine and fantastic critiques of what an elite may be doing to us to retain control of us.
In order to be politically and exopolitically responsible we must really focus on understanding our tendencies and that of others (in regular citizens as well as elites and, simply, those in positions of leadership), tendencies naturally bearing on the degree of openness, personal biases and/or various specific interests toward the complex issue of disclosure. Simultaneously, we also need to understand why (sometimes, due to developmental level incapacity) many cannot rise to the challenge of disclosure because they – quite simply – they cannot rise above standard belief systems and cohere explanations discovering what they have in common and – from this platform – inform, share, educate.
The greatest transformative challenge humanity faces would be so deeply transformative that it cannot simply be based on simplistic belief system solutions. Revealing the degree of mischievousness with which an elite controls the cover-up or if a handful of contactees communicating with “space brothers” were – after all – correct in what, otherwise, looked like airy-fairy recommendations and narratives would be probably remain superficial, cosmetic solutions prone to produce more interpersonal conflict unless ‘we’ who care about truth, evolution and disclosure (at least as many of us as possible) come to value understanding why we are as we are, what can we really become and how to go about educating and transforming our current manifestations of “human nature.” This is why we need to expand our sphere of interest into Social Psychology, Behavioral Genetics, Biosociology, and other sources of information that shed light upon our “human nature.”
Thus far, the “UFO community” has made some contributions to society at large (albeit mostly preaching to the choir) but has not been able to provide a basis to come to basic agreements or to integrate the best information. We are also divided by our tendencies, often to the point of not recognizing each others’ contributions. So, we have also shown to the world how we subdivide ourselves as any other social group with a political message.
Do we simply need to become more conscious through more validated or grounded revelations, information, and through spiritual practices or do we need to re-engineer our tendencies and our developmental capacities by re-engineering our genes or simply becoming aware of why we are as we are (and to change our behavior and attitudes accordingly) is the key to become politically and exopolitically successful “citizens” in a complex, multi-dimensional cosmos?
A person to keep in mind to deepen this necessary conversation is Dr. Sean Esbjörn-Hargens who (probably in 2019) will be exploring (from an Integral Meta-Theory perspective) the issue of extraterrestrial contacts, Ufology, society, exopolitics.
Wilber, K. (2007). Integral Spirituality. Boston: Integral Books