Fwd: [StarShips_and_Extraterrestrials] ESTABLISHING A NEW SCIENCE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE
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> From: "Tone" <tone33@...>
> Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 06:39:34 -0500
> Subject: [StarShips_and_Extraterrestrials]
> ESTABLISHING A NEW SCIENCE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE
> ESTABLISHING A NEW SCIENCE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE
> By Dr.John Mack
> Florence, Italy
> November 16, 2003
> Thank you to the Gruppo Academico Scandicci GAUS and
> Paola Harris for inviting me to Florence for this
> What I'd like to do first is give an overview of the
> "so called abduction phenomena and lead into
> questions of how do we know or what are the ways of
> knowing when we are dealing with something this
> strange. I also will discuss the implications of
> this and phenomena like this for our world.
> I am a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst and I have a
> special interest in extraordinary experience. I'd
> like to discuss how our language shapes the
> experience. For instance, words like "abduction" and
> "alien" shape the conversation a certain way.
> The word "abduction" is off in two different ways:
> First, it implies that every person who has this
> encounter experience is taken against his or her
> will like an abduction in human terms; It also
> implies that each person who has an experience is
> physically taken, the whole body is taken up into a
> craft, which is also not true in all instances.
> Another aspect of contact is transferring
> information to humans telepathically or showing us
> images. A lot of this information has had to do with
> what our species are doing that is destructive to
> our planet. It is as if what we are doing
> ecologically with the planet is creating some kind
> of larger problem in the Galaxy.
> Also "the Experiencers" are given certain skills,
> certain capabilities that they were not given in
> their schooling. For instance, they may discover
> that they may have a great artistic ability that
> comes from this contact. Also they may have been
> given important mathematical and scientific
> knowledge that goes way beyond anything they learned
> in school and yet they are downloaded the most
> complicated mathematical formulas. And when the
> scientist and physicist recognize that there is
> truth coming from these individuals and sometimes
> more than the physicists themselves know, they
> recognize it as genuine. I have personally seen many
> examples of these.
> I'd also like to speak about the question of
> evidence: how do we know that this experience is
> true? How do we evaluate these reports and how do we
> determine truthfulness? For example, when I
> evaluate, I become clear that people of sound mind
> have no reason for making up this story. It is sure
> that they did not get it from the media because
> often they know more than the media.
> But there is something missing in what we have to
> evaluate or determine when a person tells us a story
> so bizarre whether he/she is telling the truth and
> whether we should take them seriously. But as yet we
> have had no criteria to evaluate the truth of such
> encounters. So I am working on just this and I'm
> just beginning to establish a science of Human
> Now in traditional science when we observe certain
> phenomenon, we bring some objectivity to what we
> have studied. But when you are trying to understand
> something so profound and important to a person you
> can not stand back but you must enter into the
> consciousness of that person. So what the critics
> will say "what you are learning is too subjective"
> here is the problem: if you are going to learn about
> something this profound, then the learning needs to
> be "intersubjuctive."
> So still there is the problem of discovering the
> truth. If I say it just feels like they are telling
> the truth, then this is not enough. So we have to
> start with the "holistic way of knowing". This is
> close to what we know as intuitive knowing. It is
> like a knowing of the heart and a knowing of the
> spirit that has been part of traditional cultures
> for hundreds and thousands of years but has been
> lost in the west.
> I received some help in this matter from Vatican
> representative Monsignor Corrado Balducci who says
> "we in the church take this UFO Encounter Phenomena
> very seriously and the reason for that is that there
> seem to be so many reliable witnesses. In the
> church, we have had centuries of having to evaluate
> miraculous reports by some kind of criteria and so
> they had to develop the notion of the "reliable
> So I began to apply this idea of the reliable
> witness to these cases. How do we know who is a
> reliable witness? For my cases, it not only had to
> do with the fact just that these people who were
> trustworthy reported something, but it had to do
> with the power of their communication that came
> across to me. I would experience with these people
> when they would be reliving their experience, the
> most powerful vibration. I was in the presence of
> something awesome in its intensity. The experiencers
> themselves would give language to that. They would
> say something like "every cell in my body was
> When you are in the presence of that, it passes your
> judging mind and you feel it in your whole being.
> Going back to "What is a reliable witness?", it has
> to do with a resonance between the person who is
> reporting or sharing the experience and the
> clinician. It might be called "a direct knowing".
> You just know that with your whole being that this
> person is telling the truth. There are other
> examples of this "direct knowing" as demonstrated
> when the Tribunal that was hearing testimony of the
> torture in Bosnia questioned witnesses. The Judge
> said after hearing the testimony of a particular
> woman about how she was tortured, "I do not need any
> more testimony". I can just tell that it is not
> possible that she is not telling the truth. That is
> Now everyone knows torture exists. That is accepted.
> But it is not accepted in our society that these UFO
> encounters exist. Therefore you need to have
> evidence of a pattern of such similarities that is
> showing up in hundreds, if not, thousands of cases.
> One of these experiencers is helping me out with
> this statement she made about witnesses:
> "When a witness speaks, all recognize that they have
> been in another realm. Sincerity and truth and power
> of spirit are just as measurable as inches and
> pounds but not in the same way."
> It is ironic that experiences like alien abduction
> encounters, UFOs, crop circles, and near-death
> experiences are called anomalies. In another words,
> in our culture, what lies outside the realm of the
> cultural agreement, about what is real, is called
> anomalous. Therefore a huge amount of human
> experience is called anomalous.
> When I have discussed this with Native Americans,
> and they say it is not an anomalous. We know about
> this. It is part of the human experience.
> Establishing a new "worldview"
> In the last minutes, I want to talk about matter of
> a worldview and how it works. It has always been
> referred to as a paradigm and it has more of a
> scientific. But I prefer to call it "worldview"
> because it refers to something bigger. A worldview
> is the way we organize reality. It is the way we
> believe things work. In a way it is like an
> instrument of navigation. Our worldviews is what
> holds the human psyche together. What I came to
> realize with that Harvard Committee was that I was
> threatening the scientific medical worldview by
> which they were living.
> What has been the dominant worldview in our society
> could be called Neutonian-Carticianism or
> anthropocentric, humanist. It is a worldview that
> puts the human being as top of the cosmic hierarchy
> of intelligence. The simplest term for this is, is
> that which I call Scientific Materialism. In this
> worldview, matter and energy is the primary reality
> and there is no larger intelligence in the cosmos.
> The principle method of study is objective reality
> which separates the investigator from the matter
> that is being investigated. Now in recent years,
> this view, which has dominated our society, is
> failing. It is failing in every important element
> that the worldview is supposed to serve.
> First, there is a huge amount of phenomena, which it
> can not explain nor deal with. There is no method of
> study for many things that we are talking about
> Secondly, it leads to terrible destructiveness
> because it treats the entire planet as simply
> physical resources to fight over by who are the most
> powerful and most important countries.
> Thirdly, scientific materialism does not give human
> beings any real satisfaction. It leaves us without
> spirit and it leaves us with an empty feeling
> because all it has to offer are more and more
> material things.
> Now we have new emerging worldviews that are
> different. In this worldview, there is intelligence
> dwelling in the universe. That experience which
> happens to my clients is one example of the
> intelligence dwelling in the universe and the beings
> that have come to my clients are another example.
> The crop formations are also evidence of this
> intelligence that is trying to communicate with us.
> Also it is a model of the universe and us in it
> which says that everything is connected with
> everything else and we know that cutting edge
> physics is supporting this worldview. So it includes
> not only new ways of knowing but it also involves a
> spiritual awakening.
> This change which is happening around us is met with
> enmity and a great deal of resistance because
> there's a huge psychological economic and political
> investment in maintaining the old worldview.
> I will give you one example of the UFO resistance
> because books being written which discuss this new
> paradigm are being called "new age, psudoscientific,
> psychcentric in order to dismiss them as out of hand
> because some people who write such books do not hold
> themselves responsible to any scientific standards
> I will conclude by speaking about the implications
> of this new worldview. We see around us all kinds of
> forces which are supporting the emergence of this
> way of thinking. People around the planet are
> opening up to new ways of thinking. Groups, like the
> GAUS (GRUPPO ACADEMICO UFOLOGICO SCANDICCI), are
> committed to the new emerging paradigm.
> How would this planet be different if the emerging
> worldview became be the dominant worldview?
> We would be connected to all living beings not just
> those around us, and with all nature and spirit,
> which would make it impossible for us to treat
> nature in such a exploitative way. For example, we
> would be able to identify with other peoples, other
> religions and with all animals so we would not treat
> them just as products to consume. With this deeper
> reality, we could appreciate that we are connected
> to the Divine, the creative principle which would be
> more fulfilling than the material focus that has
> been so dominant today. So it would be global like a
> "global awakening of the heart", instead of global
> exploitation, a word that is has that connotation
> I might add "opening of the heart " has been a
> fundamental aspect of alien encounter experience I
> learned from my dealing with experiencers. Sometimes
> experiencers get information from these beings that
> we are not just a menace to the Earth but we are a
> menace to the Galaxy.
> In conclusion, as this emerging paradigm, this
> emerging worldview takes hold, we might become more
> responsible citizens of a galaxy instead of becoming
> the eminent menace we appear to be!
> Happy Easter to All
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