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Re: New At The Alien Jigsaw

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:44:39 +0000
Archived: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:51:58 -0500
Subject: Re: New At The Alien Jigsaw


>From: Jack Brewer <brewer.jack.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:23:30 -0800 (PST)
>Subject: Re: New At The Alien Jigsaw

>>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:21:03 +0000
>>Archived: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:47:27 -0500
>>Subject: Re: New At The Alien Jigsaw

>>Kay: I have some questions about your opinions regarding
>>interacting with a professional health professional. But, based
>>on past attempts toengage you in a dialogue, I already know you
>>will not respond.Therefore, I believe you have a policy of not
>>entering a dialoguewith someone unless they are totally
>>sympathetic to your worldview, your take on the events. In my
>>estimation, this informedyour opinion regarding your attempts to
>>"get healed" throughconventional transactional analysis.

>Hello KK,

>I would be interested in reading your perspectives on the roles
>health professionals can play in the lives of self-described
>alien abductees. As your time allows, I would appreciate reading
>your take on such issues as psychoanalysis, the manners
>psychoanalysis and mental health professionals are typically
>viewed within the UFO community, and similar such dynamics as
>they relate to the abduction phenomenon.

>What are the pros and cons? What are the dangers of discouraging
>people from visiting psychiatrists and medical doctors?

>I would also appreciate reading commentary from others who might
>choose to respond to such questions and their related issues.


Jack:

Over the years, I researched and interviewed people claiming
"alien abduction." Last night, during a radio interview with
Travis Walton, several issues surfaced. (Actually, your comments
require at least a several page article or book chapter, but
I'll condense my thoughts into an e-mail response.)

I will use the Walton case strictly as an example. I met Walton
years ago and had a chance to ask him a couple of straight from
the hip questions. Basically, I remember him telling me he had
no detailed recollection of what happened; starting from the
moment when he was "hit by a beam of light." His referring to
being hit by a beam of light resonated with research I had been
doing into the development of mind control technology; i.e.,
accessing a target using electromagnetic pulsed energy. He
seemed truly perplexed because he couldn't remember with any
clarity his experience. This is not usual for people who
experience a traumatic event. The human mind will protect the
personality by going into a state of waking consciousness. The
neuro-auto mechanisms of the body continue to function, but -
you could say - nobody is home at the controls.

During the interview last night, what was surprising to me - and
truly disingenuous - Walton told his story as if it was from
spontaneous recollection. That cannot be the case. I would say
he had a lot of help "recovering memories." Neither he nor
Yvonne Smith (also a guest during the same interview) named the
hypnotherapist who worked with Walton to "recover" his memories
of the events. As a matter of fact, Smith hadn't met Walton
until they had a dinner meeting just before the interview.
Either by accident, or Walton's strong sense of self, he was
able to heal his mind without professional help. By that I mean,
psychiatric professional. He did state his life had been
derailed for a number of years.

For me the telling fact of Walton's experience is that apparently,
at some point, he had a brain scan wherein it was discovered
he had suffered neurological damage. A very significant fact.
But, there was no discussion of follow-up treatment or where
or when the brain scan had been done.

Frankly, neither Budd Hopkins nor David Jacobs should have been
interacting with individuals who are claimed to suffered a
traumatic event. Further, a hypnotherapist does not have the
training to recognize various psychic traumas nor to proscribe
treatment. Most of the hypnotherapists involved with "alien
abductees" have their own agenda. As Walton pointed out many of
the "details" he covered have never been discussed by ufo
researchers. An example of tossing out information that doesn't
fit a researcher's pet theory. It is not a trait peculiar to ufo
researchers. I guess most researchers and scientists follow
their logic of "if it doesn't fit, you must omit."


That's it for now,

KK



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