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The Alien in the Mirror

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Based upon the Dan Brown novel of the same name and starring Tom Hanks, the film “The DaVinci Code” wove a complex mystery akin, in a way, to the old ’49ers’ search for gold.  These men would sift their pans repeatedly, day after day, week after week, in the hope of finding a nugget of the precious yellow metal.  In the process, they had to mire their way through a lot of worthless silt.  But those who found gold amassed their little treasures, nugget by nugget, until they’d found enough to add up to a significant sum. Hanks’ character, Tom Langdon, had to sift through a lot of metaphorical silt as well: red herrings, double crosses, and dead ends as he unearthed and labored to interpret a number of cryptic symbols that brought him to a very controversial conclusion.  Whether or not we agree with Mr. Brown’s conclusion (we don’t), one thing in this tale is inarguable: on the surface, things are not always what they seem.


The same holds true for many things on this planet, including the theory behind the origin, evolution, and current status of the Aryan race.


The very sound of those words, “Ayran race” still sends shivers down my spine.  My gut reaction to those words is to picture the cruelest monster ever seen in my lifetime: Adolf Hilter.  As twisted as Hitler’s dream of uniting Germany became, he’d based it upon a long-held theory that the Ayrans, from whom the Germans were said to descend, were a race of super beings.  Thus did this fiend seek to purge his nation of the Jewish people who held no claim to Ayran ancestry.


The world waged a long and horrific war predicated upon the theory of the Ayran race!  So, who were the Ayrans?  Or rather, who did they become?


The theory in question states that more than 18,000,000 years ago, the progenitors of the Aryans colonized Planet Earth.  Little is known about them, other than the facts that they possessed a higher level of intelligence and conscience than mere mortals.  Described as giants and thought at first to be “fallen angels,” they were also much taller than human beings.   To the earth — the Middle East, to be exact — the Ayrans brought their culture, intellect, and superior genetics as well as a root language.


The Ayrans are attributed with the design and construction of The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  These encompassed the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Athena at Euphesus, the Mausoleum of Mausollos at Halicarnassus, the Collossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.  Of these ancient wonders, only one remains standing: the Great Pyramid.  Because no one, to this very day, can truly explain how mere mortals built such fantastic structures, our ancient ancestors deemed them the work of super beings who came down from the sky (what we would call them “aliens” today). 


And if you think that this is nothing but legend, you’d best think twice.  Not very long ago, the Japanese assigned a team of most gifted mathematicians and engineers to recreate the Great Pyramid.  The team was constrained to use the same materials found in the Great Pyramid itself, as well as the tools available at the time that the original edifice was built.  And yet, the team failed.  The spaces between the blocks in their pyramid were too wide.  No matter what they did, they not could reduce those tolerances down to that of the original structure!


As gifted as they were, the aliens who built the Great Pyramid and the remaining six Wonders were not snobs.  They were said to have assimilated with the peoples of the ancient world, including the Semites, the Aegeans, the Egyptians, and even the Hindus and the Buddhists.  I mean that word “assimilated” in the broadest sense of the term.  I mean that these super beings mated with humans to produce a diluted gene pool: a fact that maddened Hitler enough to exterminate 6 million people of the Jewish faith along with 3 million Christians, mostly Italians and Greeks!


Long before the Great Pyramid was erected, however, and long before the Ayrans and their common language had spread out into Southwestern Europe and South America, the Bible infers that they were present from the beginning of time upon our planet.  They may be traced as far back as our earliest ancestors, as cited in the Book of Genesis.  Referring to this super race of giants as “the Nephilim,” Genesis — with boldfacing by me — states:


1 When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.”   4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.


Fast forwarding to the time of Moses’ search for the Promised Land, the Bible’s Book of Numbers tells us:


31 But the men who had gone up with him [Moses] said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size.  33We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim).  We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”


Inferences from the Book of Numbers suggest that if the Ayrans were that superior to Moses’ people, they must have conquered them at one point, or at the very least, mated with them to produce a race of half-supermen and half-human.  According to the Bible, then, we are all descended from aliens!


As mankind allegedly progressed into and beyond the New Testament, it altered its notion of God, creating new religions as well as new ways of perceiving the Creator.  Two of these were called Theosophy and Ariosophy: interconnected schools of thought-cum-spirituality that explained the origin and modus operandi of the Ayran race.


Founded by Madam Helena Blavatsky at the end of the 19th century (see http://www.writeonnewjersey.com/2009/10/seances-psychics-and-ghost-hunters-smoke-and-mirrors-or-the-real-deal/), the Theosophical movement held that the human race descended from a series of seven Root Races, varying in skin color but of the same stock.  The Original Root Race hailed from a single progenitor.  Said to have lived 18,000,000 years ago, oddly enough, he was also thought to have lived 850,000 years ago, with the latter timeframe coinciding with the sinking of the great continent of Atlantis.


Madam B. also connected physical racial characteristics with spiritual attributes. She noted that idols and their worship had died with the Fourth Race, but had been restored gradually by survivors of hybrid races of that Fourth Race.   By “hybrid,” I assume she meant descents of those whose parents were one half alien and one-half human – in other words, the Nephilim.  This self-professed medium also further concluded that the Monads — the inferior races of the world — would ultimately be eradicated over time as each new Aryan race was born.  Kind of hard to do, I think, if they were still bedding us poor, inferior humans!


The philosophy of Ariosophy postulates that Teutonic or Nordic people were superior to all races.  This was based, perhaps, upon the Theosophical notion that these peoples were the most recent sub-race of the Aryan root. Guido Von List and Lanz Von Liebenfels took hold of Madam Blavatsky’s hypotheses, churning them up with nationalism and fascism to cough up that most disastrous result, the Nazi ideology.  Under Hitler’s reign of terror, Hienrich Himmler was chosen to eradicate “inferior races” through genetics and eugenics, with the objective to reengineer the German people as the Aryan super-race.


In the late 19th and 20th centuries, the celebrated science fiction author H.G. Wells wrote a best selling book in which he blended the theory of the Aryans with actual events in history.  Published in 1920, “The Outline of History” suggested that Aryans subjugated the entire ancient world nestled in the Mesopotamia, the so-called Cradle of Civilization. This Cradle, now known as the Middle East, housed the Semitic, Aegean, and Egyptian peoples.  Hmmm.  Since the Egyptians still seem to be quite healthy and the Aegeans may be modern-day Greeks, they are also, if these suppositions are correct, the descendants of aliens … the kind from outer space, not south of our border!  Another noted science fiction writer, Poul Anderson (1926- 2001), penned many novels using the term Aryan to describe a race of people who would lead in interstellar travel and colonize habitable planets. 


Considering the number of science fiction short stories, novels, TV series, and blockbuster films centering around superior races that come to earth from far off planets, one must wonder if aliens are a case of “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” or perhaps “Does life imitate art?” Including the ever-enduring Star Trek TV series and Hollywood films, many of these tales revolve around the superior races bringing us advanced technology (think: the Great Pyramid, for example) as well as the caveat to “shape up or ship out” off the planet.


Before the twenty-first century was over, America had landed men on the Moon and built a space station orbiting the earth, along with other satellites and the Hubbell telescope.  President Ronald Reagan stole George Lucas’ title of his hit movies to bring us Star Wars as a way of life, not sci-fi.   Our next, logical step would be to build a spaceship with the capabilities of The Enterprise, whose warp speeds made intergalactic travel possible, including communion with aliens.  


But maybe we don’t need the warp drive.  Maybe we don’t need to go to the aliens.  Maybe they have come to us.  Maybe they are already here.  Maybe the UFO’s sighted and photographed for decades, hovering ominously and mysteriously in our skies are evidence of that.  And, maybe when we gaze into our mirrors, we are seeing a cross between mere humans and other worldly super beings.


It gives one pause for thought.  It gives one the chills.   For if the Mayan Calendar and associated prophesies are correct, are the Ayrans out to accomplish, on a global scale, what Hitler could not?  Will we all become obsolete in favor of a totally new super race?  Will we become the slaves of that super race?  Or, will we become that sci-fi delicacy, Soylent Green — nothing more than items on a menu or food products on a shelf?  And should we mere mortals, whose days seem to be numbered upon this planet, be partying like it’s 1999? 

Séances, Psychics, and Ghost Hunters: Smoke and Mirrors or the Real Deal?

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Seance

Starring Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, and the late Patrick Swayze, the film Ghost remains a classic not only with romantics enamored of a good love story, but also with those who believe that life does not end with the death of the body.  Brutally murdered, the soul of Swayze’s character, Sam, remains tethered to Earth in order for him to warn his lover (Molly, played by Moore) that she too is in danger.  Desperate for an emissary able to bridge the worlds between the living and the dead, Sam stumbles upon Oda Mae Brown, a rather reluctant spiritualist played by the irrepressible Whoopi Goldberg.  Unaware of her true gifts and hailing from a line of psychics, Oda Mae bilks clients wishing to contact their loved ones on the other side, via séances.  Her cash-cow subterfuge continues until Swayze intervenes, convinces her of her talents, and spooks her into helping him protect Molly and bring his killer to justice.

 

The comedy in much of Sam and Oda Mae’s early interactions was, of course, a result of an inventive twist: most of us have been schooled to believe that psychics are full of what makes the grass grow green and that séances cannot possibly call forth the dead.   But are they?  And can they?

 

The ritual of the séance rose to its height in Victorian times, ingeniously marketed by a woman who called herself Madame Blavatsky.  Ingratiating herself into high society, this diminutive and charismatic Russian immigrant preyed upon her clients’ grief and curiosity, employing sleight of hand that would have made a magician proud.  Levitating tables, unexplained flickering lights, disembodied moans, ghostly apparitions, and trances through which the dead “spoke” from beyond the grave all marked the séances of Blavatsky, who was eventually exposed as an impostor.  When the famed escape artist, Harry Houdini, lost his beloved mother, he frantically sought a medium capable of contacting her.  Undeterred by the infamy of charlatans such as Madame B., Houdini searched in vain until the day that he died.

 

Despite Houdini’s failure and the machinations of the self-proclaimed spiritualists, human beings continued to search for means through which they might communicate with the dead, or at the very least, gain proof of life after death.  As part of Blavatsky’s ruses, her accomplices often conjured up apparitions of what became known as ectoplasm.  These filmy specters were nebulous clouds (smoke) said to represent the spirits of those passed on.  Although the majority of the photographs capturing ectoplasm proved that the ghosts were manufactured, there remained a handful that defied scientific explanation.

 

Modern-day ghost hunters, including psychics, utilize sensitive, state-of-the-art recording devices and cameras to gather evidence of those who linger in the earthly plane, including ectoplasmic proof.  Those who are on the level have no problem submitting their evidence to intense scientific scrutiny, and in fact, invite such analysis.  And the fact remains that a certain degree of this evidence cannot be explained away as smoke and mirrors; in fact, it cannot be explained, period.

 

Over the years, a growing body of data substantiates the fact that places — physical locations — retain energy.  This includes voice recordings of spirits and photographs of the here-and-now that, inexplicably, illustrate visages as well as full-body images of those long gone.  What happens to one’s spirit when his body is cremated or buried?  What if one does not heed the call to meet one’s maker, but chooses to remain instead rooted to this world, perhaps out of malice, perhaps out of love, perhaps out of nothing more phantasmagorical than genuine confusion?  Do these souls capitalize upon the talents of mediums or the use of other vehicles by which their very existence may be substantiated?

 

The Ouija Board is one such time-honored vehicle that should be approached with trepidation.  The board itself is printed with letters and numbers. Participants (the living) very gently rest their fingers upon the placket, a triangular-shaped piece of wood or plastic, and ask questions of those gone before them.  The placket is thought to move upon the will or whim of spirits, touching upon the alphabet and/or numbers to spell out answers.  As a child in Catholic school, I was taught never to treat a Ojai Board as a game, for it was believed to be — even by the Catholic Church — a portal onto another world, a world perhaps best left unexplored.

 

I did not give this caveat much thought until, long after I’d graduated, a woman I trust, a woman who has never been given to flights of fancy, told me a story that raised the hackles all along my spine.  After an acquaintance of hers, a friend of a friend, had died of a drug overdose, those closest to him were in terrible shock, as the man had been quite young.  Wishing to know if he was all right on the other side, two of these people appropriated a Ouija Board one night and asked my friend if she were willing to participate.  Having an open mind, she agreed.  She swears that her hands, and those of her friends, barely touched the placket.  And yet, upon questioning, the thing spelled out the dead man’s full name, the reason for his death, his apology to those he’d left behind, and his explanation that his death had been an accident, as the drugs with which he’d injected himself had been too pure.

 

Still skeptical, my friend asked the spirit where he was at that moment. She’d hoped he would describe heaven and dearly prayed that he would not describe hell.  To her amazement and horror, the man spelled out the name of the establishment that he used to frequent, the one whose clerk was rumored to have supplied the drugs that had killed him!  Many years after this incident, this woman has never again stepped foot within sight of another Ouija Board.

 

During the course of producing work for a great number of clients, I met and later established a friendship with a very gifted psychic; often, she had supplied the police with clues that helped them solve puzzling and/or high profile murders.  This was always done at the command of the police, who were aware of my friend’s reputation and accuracy.  She had given me a few readings and I’d always found her to be quite accurate.  However, her gifts did not really phase me, as I have researched the paranormal ever since I was a small child.

 

What did stun me, however, was something that happened one night as we were having dinner in a nice restaurant.  Our conversation had been anything but metaphysical; we were discussing work and other mundane things.  As I raised my arm to call the waitress to our table, my friend caught sight of a bracelet that my husband had given me the prior Christmas.  Admiring the bracelet, my friend reached out quite naturally to touch it.  Suddenly, her gaze went flat and in a rather deadpan voice relayed very personal things about one of my in-laws; things so personal, in fact, that most of the family were not aware of them.   Due to the nature of this information, I had never shared it with my psychic friend.  This particular in-law had touched my bracelet but once, the previous Christmas, to admire it!  When the woman “came out of it,” she explained what I already knew: that objects hold the energy of those who had once possessed or touched them.  She also confided that this was how she had broken a number of the murder cases, by touching personal items, such as keys and wallets owned by the victims, to “read them.”

 

Maybe the answer to the question of connecting with our loved ones beyond the grave is not a matter, after all, of seeking out a third-party psychic, or ghost hunter, or medium.  Maybe it’s simply a matter of faith, of waiting patiently for them to contact us. 

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