The Fortean Approach To Aliens
- From this message by Frits Westra:
Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman at one time proposed
such lines in _The Unidentified_ (1975), where they
drew on Carl Jung's
theories to describe the UFO phenomenon as a planetary
generating apparitions from Humankind's repressed
to create UFO manifestations, Men in Black, etc.--some
of which ideas
former FATE editor Clark reportedly now disavows.
Anyway, I myself
suspect that a theory of "group minds" and "tulpas"
explain many of the more bizarre, "ghostly,"
"phantom-like" UFO, alien,
and cryptid reports, without resorting to more
"metaphysical," or demonological theories about
djinn, devas, angels, demons, or "ultraterrestrials."
theory of "group minds" and "thought- forms," indeed,
could help scientific
Forteans defend their approach against the advocates
of fringe and
theories. We sometimes may need to consider the
and MODERATELY "far-out" to avoid being pressured or
believing the EXTREMELY extraordinary. William of
Occam, I think, would
Garden City South, L.I., N.Y.
The UFOs can be of various dimensions, and some of
them have the power to "morph." They can change
shape, size, brilliance, etc... They are not really
physical, they are more like subastral. So, they are
near the boundary of the astral universe, and physical
universe. They are simply becoming more physical and
less astral, at times, and more astral, and less
physical, at other times.
I think the Forteans want physical explanations for
Astral UFOs. That is impossible. It is difficult,
even to find a physical explanation for subastral
UFOs. If they want to study them, they need to go to
their own level, subastral, or astral. Those who've
seen them, have gone to their level. It is not
impossible. Some of the UFOs might have crashed,
while in "physical mode," and we might learn something
from the wreckage. Others can be seen, just like
looking at an airplane, as they cruise through the
air, or space. Some might be just as physical as we.
Aliens and humans are lost in their own mental
projections. We came from Universal Mind. They (many
of them) are a little closer to home, than we are, or
most of us are, anyway. Those who can experience
mystic transport can go to that home. They have been
created by the same creator. They are just different
species. Some aliens, already lost in the astral or
subastral planes, are wandering even farther from
home, in the physical plane.
Yes, just as it behooves us to have faith in a
Creator, and then try to follow a Mystic to our True
Home, so also, it would behoove us to have faith in
metaphysical theories regarding the aliens. Physical
plane theories, or the Fortean approach, will not be
very helpful, if we really want to know and understand
Thanks for the interesting message, Frits.
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