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The Alien Abduction Story & Non-Physical Reality

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 10:25:52 -0400
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Subject: The Alien Abduction Story & Non-Physical Reality




Source: William C. Treurniet's site - Ottawa, Canada

http://www.treurniet.ca/Ufo/AbductionReality.htm

July 16, 2007


The Alien Abduction Story And Non-Physical Reality
William C. Treurniet

Summary

Analysis of the alien abduction story suggests that the
sequence of events is comparable to some experiences of the
shamanic spirit world as revealed by DMT, a hallucinogenic drug.
In the trance state, some people see beings similar to those
reported by abductees. Therefore, it is possible that abductees
involuntarily manufacture excessive endogenous DMT, which then
opens the door to the spirit world. Further, the physical
evidence associated with some abductions suggests that
happenings in the spirit world can manifest in the physical
world. Finally, since the alien abductors appear in the DMT
visions, they are inhabitants of the spirit world and likely are
not directly responsible for the UFOs seen in the physical
world.

Background

Many people recognize the presence of unidentified flying
objects (UFOs) in the skies around the earth. However, there is
little physical evidence available to the public that would help
to identify their origin with any degree of certainty. Their
nature is further confused by stories about alien abductions.
These have created a modern myth that puts a face to the
extraterrestrials and attributes motives that may or may not be
correct. This paper offers a useful distinction between the
abductors and other extraterrestrials that may be visiting our
world. It also expands our notion of reality to include an
objective spirit world familiar to shamanic traditions.

What we know about UFOs has been gained by consistent
observations over the years, and these allow us to list a number
of accepted facts regarding the nature of these objects.

Facts from UFO sightings:

* made of solid matter or are luminous balls of energy

* appear spontaneously to individuals or to large numbers of
  people

* motion seems not to be constrained by inertia, so rate of
  acceleration is high

* shapes of solid objects are typically cylindrical, ovoid, or
  triangular

* shapes of luminous objects are typically spheroid

* estimated sizes vary from a meter to kilometers in width

* have appeared on land with humanoid occupants

A possibly related phenomenon is the repeated temporary
abductions of people by beings unknown. See a previous paper for
a brief description. The abductees describe their captors as
alien to this earth, and often describe the place where they are
taken as an alien spacecraft. Occasionally, a UFO is seen in the
vicinity of an abduction and, sometimes, abductees report being
transported off the earth in a spacecraft. Consequently, the
abductors are often thought to be the occupants of the
mysterious UFOs. However, there is little evidence for this
conclusion. Reports from many different abductees allow us to
list a number of consistent observations associated with this
phenomenon.

General characteristics of abductions:

* abductions occur while people are awake or asleep

* abductions follow a script that evolves over time

* the script leads to creation of human-alien hybrids with
  paranormal abilities

* abductions are usually associated with missing time

* the appearance of the abductors is consistent across
  abductions

* the ultimate purpose is to facilitate "The Change"

* the fate of non-abductees is never mentioned

Private observations:

* people float, pass through walls, rise in a beam of light

* abductees have very little control over their own actions

* family members are usually unaware =96 may appear to be in a
  comatose state

* the abductors appear to have a hierarchical chain of command

* medical procedures involving the reproductive system are
  performed

* communication with abductors is telepathic

* the mind is controlled via eye-to-eye contact

* visions are induced to communicate various scenarios to the
  abductees

Supporting evidence:

* abductions have been observed by other people in the vicinity

* abductees may be missed by family members for the duration of
  the abduction

* abductees may awaken with clothing on backward, and blood
stains on the bed

* abductees may have implants in the head, and scooped skin on
  legs

* people abducted together may share memories of specific
  encounters and events

The private observations are from the viewpoint of the abductee,
and are entirely subjective. Abduction reports consistent with
the list of private observations do not necessarily include any
supporting evidence. The supporting evidence is occasionally
noticed after the abduction experience. For example, physical
aftereffects from the medical procedures may be found, and there
are occasional reports of shared abduction experiences, where
two different individuals recall similar details in separate
interview sessions.

Floating through walls does not happen in normal physical
reality, and a medical procedure during a dream does not leave
physical aftereffects. Yet, both phenomena are said to occur
during a typical abduction. What kind of reality can accommodate
these seemingly impossible events? To simplify the issue, I
propose that we distinguish between two types of abduction
scenarios - Type A and Type B. In the Type A abduction, the
activity takes place entirely within the psyche of the abductee
and there is no "supporting evidence". In the Type B abduction,
physical effects or bystander observations occur as well.

The Type A abduction

The Type A abduction by itself might be attributable to a vivid
dream if it were not for the fact that so many people appear to
have had the same basic experience. The explanation quickly
expands to include the Jungian concept of the collective
unconscious, the source of archetypal imagery appearing in
different people's dreams. Consistent with this idea is a more
active description of reality that comes primarily from shamanic
traditions practiced for thousands of years in many places
around the world. For a shaman, reality consists of the physical
world we know, as well as a spiritual domain accessible via
altered states of consciousness. Surprisingly, the imagery of
the abduction experience is not unique in that it appears in
this spirit world as well.

Several books have been written describing this more
comprehensive description of reality. Of particular interest is
Graham Hancock=92s book, Supernatural, David Pinchbeck=92s book,
Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of
Contemporary Shamanism, and Rick Strassman=92s book, DMT: The
Spirit Molecule. These authors describe drug-induced altered
states where powerful archetypal imagery exists in a world far
removed from normal reality. Strange beings are encountered with
the ability to behave independently of the experiencer. The
experiences are said to be as real as any in the physical world,
and range from fearful violence to the mystical.

Strassman describes medical research into the effects of
dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a fast-acting, endogenous psychedelic
molecule. The subjective experiences of his research volunteers
are related in detail in his book. Strassman emphasizes the
importance of "set and setting" on the subjective effects of the
drug. Nearly all volunteers commented on powerful vibrations or
pulses of energy accompanying the onset of the drug, followed by
a loss of body awareness and time perception. One type of
experience was floating or flying through exotic spaces, a
feeling of oneness with the universe and of love, joy, and
acceptance. Another volunteer found himself on an operating room
table with tubes attached to his body, but there were positive
feelings toward humans in the room. Another found himself
accompanied by a vaguely humanoid being who was interested in
him and his fear. Another was surrounded by insectoid beings who
consumed his feelings of love and surrender. Strassman commented
on the strong similarity between DMT session reports and the
scenarios reported by alien abductees.

DMT is also a component of potions used by indigenous peoples in
some parts of the world to induce altered states of
consciousness. Hancock and Pinchbeck describe their own personal
journeys into the spirit world after drinking such potions.
According to Hancock, an experienced shaman is master of all he
encounters in the spirit world. He will have his own "spirit
animals" who act as his guide and protector, and assist him in
achieving his desired objectives. It appears that experience and
proper assistance in the spirit world can improve the quality of
the experience.

With a sufficiently high dose of the potion, the typical user is
propelled rapidly into a world of stunning visual effects
followed by interactions with various strange beings. Hancock
describes some as reptilian in appearance, while some are half
human and half animal. Beings were encountered who dismembered
the body and put it back together again with some alterations.
Or, the body was impaled by sharp objects. Pinchbeck describes
entities as "porcupine-quilled, tusked, multi-tongued, amoebic,
but even those words are only approximations of entities". Of
particular interest to us, a few of the beings encountered by
both Hancock and some of Strassman=92s volunteers closely resemble
the aliens described by abductees. Hancock=92s interactions with
these beings suggested the possibility of imminent abduction
into a metal spaceship much like a flying saucer. He describes
one entity as an insect-like humanoid with a heart shaped face
and slits for a nose and a mouth. The entity is accompanied by
several smaller, less intelligent beings. This seeming
hierarchical social structure is also typical of the alien
abduction scenario.

The DMT experience and the Type A abduction experience seem to
have a number of elements in common. Perhaps the Type A
abduction is a direct result of excess DMT release. DMT is an
endogenous chemical and, according to Strassman, is part of the
chemistry of the pineal gland situated just below the brain. It
is conceivable that, under certain conditions, DMT production is
accelerated and it is released into the brain environment. The
result could be an abduction experience in the spirit world
involving some of the beings described by Hancock and others.
John Mack, a psychiatrist who studied the abduction phenomenon,
learned that many abductions from people's homes take place in
the early morning hours. Strassman notes that this is when the
pineal gland is most active. Perhaps early morning DMT
production facilitates alien encounters in predisposed
individuals.

The Type B abduction

The concept of experiencing a separate spirit world by the
appropriate adjustment of brain chemistry seems sufficient to
explain the Type A abduction experience. So far, we have assumed
that the physical or its proxy intrudes into the spirit world,
and that the elements of the spirit world return no further into
the physical world than the impact on the viewer=92s memory. Is it
possible to extend this concept to also account for the
additional effects that define the Type B abduction experience?
In particular, could the physical aftereffects of the medical
procedures be caused by the events experienced in the spirit
world? Also, could it be possible to experience events in the
spirit world jointly with another person?

According to Pinchbeck and Hancock, the spirit world is a place
where new things can be learned. Further, it appears to be a
reality where different people can simultaneously experience the
same thing. For example, Pinchbeck entered this space with the
assistance of a shaman and two elders, and felt the company of
the others. Two of his acquaintances shared a vision of being
observed by a small owl. Three others watched dolphins swimming.
If the abduction experience also occurs in the spirit world, two
people abducted together should then be able to independently
describe the same events afterwards.

Pinchbeck believes that activity in the spirit world can
directly impact the physical world. He gives the example of a
shaman emerging from a long trance holding a new seed or plant
needed for healing others. This suggests that consciousness
operating in the spirit world can cause changes in the physical
world. In his words, "The energy of conscious or unconscious
beliefs and the willpower of human beings may create actual
physical manifestations that take on a level of independence
from any individual consciousness". Therefore, we should allow
for the possibility that the abductees=92 implants and nicks on
the skin are side effects of the activities in the spirit world.
That is, they may emerge into the physical world with the return
to a normal state of consciousness.

The remaining aspects of the Type B supporting evidence are more
difficult to explain as direct effects of interactions with the
spirit world. This evidence concerns observations of other
people not directly involved in the abduction. For example,
family members have missed abductees for the duration of the
abduction, and other people have observed abductions in
progress. In such cases, there is clearly physical displacement
of the abductee from one location to another. The most
parsimonious explanation is that there actually were abductors
acting in the physical world, perhaps using unfamiliar
technology. In these cases, the abductors may have been using a
UFO to remove the abductee.

If we can accept the possibility that implants and scars are
transported from the spirit world to the physical during the
trance state, we might consider also that the entire abduction
scenario has migrated from the spirit domain to the physical
domain. Pinchbeck argues that UFOs and their occupants may be
material thought forms that popped into existence in the
physical world when a sufficient number of people believed in
them (somewhat like Tinkerbell in the Peter Pan story). The UFOs
and their occupants are both "imaginal" (in that they are
created by believers) and real, in that they possess an
independent existence. He argues that there is precedence for
this kind of phenomenon in the Tulpa thought forms created from
the psychic energy of Tibetan Buddists. So, the few abductions
that have involved other people as observers may have been the
work of parasitic thought forms bent on carrying out the script
usually experienced in the spirit world.

Another argument in favor of a spirit world locus

The recognition that alien abductions take place in the spirit
world sidesteps the problem raised by Craig Lang in the first
issue of the Journal of Abduction Research (2007). He notes
that, given the estimated number of people who have been
abducted, there should be about 16 abductions per day in a large
metropolitan area. Worldwide, there should be about 32000
abductions per day. This rate of abductions using physical craft
and crew would be a severe logistical challenge from several
points of view, and secrecy would be hard to maintain. On the
other hand, the rate of abductions taking place in the spirit
world would have no limit. Thus, the logistics argument further
supports the reality of the spirit world as the locus for the
abduction experience.

Human involvement in alien abductions

An alternative to the aliens as agents of the abduction
experience has been proposed. Although the evidence is slim,
some abductees believe that a group of humans with their own
agenda are collaborators in the abduction phenomenon, and that
the abductees=92 visual imagery is controlled by a secret
technology. What kind of technology might be used to control a
person=92s volition, thoughts, and awareness?

Michael Persinger, a neuroscientist at Laurentian University,
found that when the right brain hemisphere of volunteers is
stimulated with a particular electrical pattern, mystical
feelings are often elicited such as the "sensed presence". He
also found that altered perceptions and dream-like states are
more likely to occur in conjunction with electromagnetic effects
resulting from geophysical activity. Further, he suggests here
that it may be technically feasible to affect large populations
of people by artificial modulation of the geomagnetic field.

Wilbert Smith, a Canadian government scientist, described
another technology that may interact directly with human mental
activity. He claimed to have received, via channeling, a
description of a tensor beam from extraterrestrial visitors. He
understood the tensor beam to be a means for communicating with
the aliens, although he never mastered it. He described its use
as something like "wiggling one's ears". However, the tensor
beam may not be a communications channel as we understand it,
but a device for inducing a brain state in the user appropriate
for contacting beings in the spirit world. The latter is
consistent with the way the technical information was obtained;
that is, by channeling a being in the spirit world.

Nefarious humans, for some unknown reason, could conceivably be
using either form of electromagnetic stimulation to create an
altered state of consciousness in a large number of people.
However, it is unlikely that the technology alone would be able
to produce the complex imagery of the abduction experience.
Rather, the stimulation is more likely to increase endogenous
DMT production or mimic its effect and, thus, open the door to
the spirit world. Possibly, the pattern of stimulation might
help to determine the nature of the experience in the spirit
world. So the human participation, if it exists, should only be
collaboration with spirit world beings to increase the number of
people entering their world.

Prevention of abductions

The realization that the alien abduction experience may take
place in the spirit world offers therapists a possible means to
stop it from happening. They might want to consider the
possibility of chemical intervention to prevent the release of
excessive DMT from the pineal gland. Medication designed to
control the level of endogenous DMT should limit undesired entry
into the spirit world.

Are aerial UFOs a separate phenomenon?

The majority of aerial UFOs observed over the years do not
necessarily participate in the alien abduction script. Their
occupants may just be extraterrestrials visiting earth from
other physical worlds. If so, it is unlikely that they will
resemble the "Grays" since these are observed in the spirit
world. If physical entities are seen that have the appearance of
the Grays, we should entertain the possibility that their origin
is non-physical. They may be either thought forms that have
spilled over from the spirit world when conditions were right,
or creations of other physical beings inspired by their own
forays into the spirit world.


[Thanks to Nick Balaskas for the lead]




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