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I found this near the beginning of the month, but hadn’t decided if I should post it. It feels right this morning.
I’m not sure what the quality of the scholarship is, but according to an ABC News reports an ancient text called The Revelation of the Magi was recovered from the Vatican archives recently. It contained an alternate version of the biblical story of the three wise men. I’m feeling some difficulty explaining my reaction to this version of the story. It seems almost too perfect, as if it were crafted to appeal specifically to someone of my sensibilities, both mystical and anomanlist.
In the “Revelation of the Magi,” Landau said, the Star of Bethlehem not only led the Wise Men, but actually became the Christ child.
“The cave is filled with light,” Landau said, describing the transcribed text. “They’re kind of hesitant about this, but eventually the star…its light concentrates and reveals the small luminous human being…a star child, if you will…it’s Christ.”
“Christ tells them, ‘This is one of many occasions on which I have appeared to the peoples of the world,’” Landau said. “So this text may even be saying that there are no non-Christian religions because Christ is the revelation behind everything.”
The similarities to modern UFO experiences (edit: not to mention similarities to other ancients texts that talk about men, gods and beings from the sky who taught humanity) are almost painfully obvious. I actually started laughing when I got to these parts of the article because it was just so lacking in any kind of metaphor or subtly to conceal it. The article is worth a read, though the video report is an odd mix of information from the article and a somewhat gee-golly-gosh field trip to Bethlehem: http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wise-men-ancient-text-differs-bible-tale-magi/story?id=12460820&page=1
I very much enjoyed Mike Clelland’s new interview with Kim Carlsberg: http://hiddenexperience.blogspot.com/2011/01/audio-conversation-with-kim-carlsberg.html
It’s a very insightful conversation and very down-to-Earth no matter how far out they go.
I should take this opportunity to make a small point. Dan Mitchell and I often have very different interpretations for each of our experiences. That being said, I consider interpretation to be the last and least important step of this process. I have a great amount of respect for Mitchell and his experiences.
Lucretia Heart has created a new blog to consolidate and continue her writing on paranormal and UFO related experiences. It is called Spiral’s End. Give it a look.
If you would enjoy a view into the distinction between the living heart of a spiritual experience and the accretted shell of religious signs, symbols and beliefs, then consider reading Borderzone author Arsen Darnay’s recent post on the Primeval Forestry of Symbols.
Please read the following excerpt in mind of my own initiatory experiences of being attacked and pulled apart, as well as in mind of various abduction experiences that include frightening medical experimentation, implants and the like.
“…Mircea Eliade, an influential twentieth century historian of religion, had written a definitive study titled Shamanism. I found the book and took a new look. Soon it all came rushing back. Eliade’s is an exhaustive description of the way prehistoric wise men (shamans, medicine men, witch doctors, sorcerers) were initiated and how they practiced their craft. Description—not explanation. Eliade’s book, therefore, rapidly causes the eyes to glaze over. We learn that—
Such men (only a few were women) underwent death and rebirth. Demons, gods, or spirits killed and disemboweled them and then replaced their ordinary organs with new and more perfect ones; the higher beings placed magical bones, stones, or crystals into the initiates’ skulls or bodies. They brought the initiates back to life. Then these people, recovering, discovered that they’d gained what we’d call paranormal powers of healing, precognition, sight-at-distance, mind-reading, and so on and so forth.
To modern ears the descriptions sound so fantastic, weird, and brutal that dismissing them outright as primitive fantasy and superstition, all based on rude ritual, comes naturally. No temptation arises in most casual readers to imagine that these accounts could possibly reference real experiences or events. What did strike Eliade forcefully was the uniformity of these descriptions (with minor variations) from culture to culture and from all across the world, including Australia, which landmass had long been out of contact with the majority even of prehistoric humanity.”
Go to the original post for the full account.
Edit: I see that some people have found my site by searching for terms about blue/green streaks over Halifax or or things in the sky. If you saw anything similar to my own accounts, or even just the laser display that I observed later, please comment as to the accuracy and completeness of my descriptions.
Update: Today alone people found my site through these search terms related to my observations. I would say a number of people are seeing similar things.
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I took a little walk this evening and saw that the Dalhousie laser was on again. I took a detour to look for its exact location. The laser is situation on top of the Kenneth C. Rowe Management building. Two other people happened to be looking for the source of the Laser as well, so we all piled in an elevator to the top floor to look for the source. After wandering into a lab declaring a class IV laser product warning (instant damage to exposed tissue) we found the people running the laser. They told us that it was an air quality monitoring experiment, measuring particulate mattering an vapor. I mentioned the scintillations that I had seem as the laser passed through thin clouds. The young woman answering my questions said she had seen the same thing, but didn’t know what caused them. I would have asked more questions but she was more concerned with carefully removing me from the lab filled with hazardous and expensive equipment before her supervisor returned.
Edit: Read my latest post on this topic for a little more information on the Dalhousie laser and other sundries associated with explaining this phenomena.
Possible Explanation: My previously reported UFO sighting has been partially explained this evening, August 18th.
It seems that the UFO was actually a laser projected onto clouds. I didn’t think this was possible and I still don’t know how a laser could have produced everything we saw, but observations I made tonight indicate that an astronomical laser on the Dalhousie University campus could have caused the phenomena that we observed.
While I was walking home along South St., on the South side of the main Dalhousie campus, I noticed their green laser was projecting into the sky. the entire length of the beam was visible as translucent green ray angling into the sky. I’ve seen this laser on a number of occasions and assume that it is used for astronomical or atmospheric research. What I had not seen before was that laser projecting through a thin layer of mist-like cloud. The effect was very similar to the blue streak I reported previously, only green in this case. I continued to observe the laser. every few seconds points and flashes of light would appear within the streak, very much like the “carriage lights” I observed before. The flashes only appeared within the green streak, as opposed to very far behind the blue streak, and I still don’t know how they were caused, but he similarity was undeniable. The green streak was also in relatively the correct position to match what I had seen previous, though its angle seemed different.
The aspects of the laser hypothesis that don’t match are:
1. That the “carriage lights” were very far outside the original blue streak.
2. Both I and my house mate observed a dim silhouette behind the blue streak.
3. Most importantly, there was no visible laser beam when the blue streak was visible, not for the entire time that I observed it did I see any beam of light.
Given these observations, the most reasonable hypothesis that I have is that the laser and atmospheric conditions were interacting on the first night in a way that I do not understand so as to produce the very strange and otherworldly phenomena that we observed.
My feelings about this explanation are mixed. I have to relate it for the sake of accuracy and it seems to be the likely cause, but I still don’t really understand how it could have produced what we saw.
At roughly 4:50AM this morning, August 2nd, I noticed an odd burning smell, as of a lit match, coming through my upstairs bedroom window. I investigated my home to make sure that nothing was actually burning, but couldn’t find any source for the smell. I then went our my front door, onto the street in South end Halifax, to search for the source of such a strong and unusual smell. People occasionally BBQ nearby, but not at 4am. As soon as I was out on the street I saw a strange, electric blue streak of light in the sky. It was stationary and from my perspective, only the length of my thumb nail held up the sky, but it appeared to be at a great altitude and implied a great size. In a moment I saw several blinking carriage lights, as on a jet or blimp. The carriage lights were behind the blue streak, implying an unseen body that was at least as long as the streak itself. The blue streak seemed to be a horizontal light, illuminating the forward section of the object. Moon light occasionally allowed me to faintly make out the full rearward body. It was quite long and thin, more like the fuselage of a jet than the body of a blimp.
I went back inside to retrieve my camera. When I returned the lights and object had not moved perceptibly. I attempted to take several pictures of it, but my camera wasn’t sensitive enough to pick up anything but an entirely black sky. I circled around my house to find the best position for viewing it. My driveway, between my house and the two story apartment building next door, creates an area protected from street lights and other intrusions.
I went back into the house to wake up my house mate. He came outside with me and saw the object just as I had. After conversing with him about what the object might be, I lay down in my drive way and watched the object. I hoped the sunrise would reveal it further, but he opposite proved to be true. As the sun came up the blue forward lights faded and no solid body revealed itself. As it faded I could still see the blinking carriage lights. Eventually, as the sun rose, they stopped as well. I watched the sky for at least ten minutes after the last light I saw and checked several minutes after that to see if it had returned.
Over all, I watched the object almost continuously for over half an hour. During that time it was completely stationary in the sky. While was lying in my driveway I used the roof lines of my home and the apartment building as fixed points to judge by. There was light cloud in the sky, occasionally covering the object. The clouds were noticeably and consistently moving in West to East direction as the object was stationary. During the course of our observation, my house mate and I only observed the object change once. The blue forward light seemed to move or change shape at one point, but it quickly reverted.
I have never seen and am not aware of any craft of that apparent size that can remain perfectly still and silent in a windy sky. I have never seen or heard of any blimps or balloons in the Halifax area, at least outside of certain fairs which are not being held at present.
During my observation of the object I experienced a sense of elation and wonder, but not outside what I would consider to be my usual reaction to such a fascinating event. My house mate’s emotional reaction was concern over what the object might be.
I intend to contact the nearby Halifax Stanfield International Airport when the long weekend has concluded. They will hopefully be able to inform me if there were any aircraft scheduled to be in the area.
Stace Tussel has a new post up at Inter-intelligence Communications. She’s finally done a real post about several experiences she’s been teasing me with since we started communicating over a year ago.
“Another extraordinary ASC echoing shamanic initiation occurred during another “vivid dream” when I was a small girl, perhaps 7 or 8 years old. While “asleep” or at least visiting another dimension, I had an extremely vivid vision of being inside a huge, transparent, crystalline structure – a cathedral of sorts — realising that someone I loved deeply had died. For awhile I was totally inconsolable, but gradually my altered state began to fade away with a rush of waking tears, leaving me with indelible images: The towering quartz crystals! The overwhelming sorrow! Waking, weeping, in my mother’s arms…!” – Stace Tussel, Altered States and Shamanic Initiation
A new blog has come to my attention through Mike Clelland’s Hidden Experience. Luminosity is Dan Mitchell’s blog, documenting his numerous encounters with beings and forces that seem to transcend our perception of reality. These experiences most closely fit the popular mold of the UFO and abduction phenomena, but very much in the vein of Mac Tonnies “The Cryptoterrestrials” there is much more going on and the truth of these events seems to be far stranger and more complex than we yet imagine.
I fully recommend reading the entirety of Dan’s writings, but I will draw your attention to three of his posts in particular. The first is They, which is potentially one of the better descriptions of the zeitgeist I find myself living in. the second is Metaphysics and Emanationism: Possible Explanations, or more accurately the comments on the that post. Lucretia Heart of Toward a New World drops in to express her differing views on the phenomena based on her own experiences. It’s very good to see two intelligent, articulate first hand experiencers contrasting their conclusions. The third is Dan’s most recent post, RH Negatives, in which he relates one of his most revealing encounters. I will leave you with a short excerpt of that post:
One night this summer several hours after I went to sleep, I woke up and found myself standing in my backyard. There was a being holding on to my right wrist. This experience is as real as any memory I ‘ve ever had. It spoke to me intuitively in the same manner the “Tooth Fairy” being spoke to me as a young child. The first thing I “heard” was,
“You will only see me peripherally. I do not want you to turn your head or you will be frightened. Do you understand?”
Well, I was already frightened to some extent but I wasn’t terrified. What I did see out of my peripherals was completely unbelievable. This being appeared to look almost like a praying mantis that stood approximately 8 feet tall. Yet at the same time, I was noticing that it would change shape instantly back and forth into a very tall man that was somewhat disproportionate. It’s shape was in a constant state of flux. I was told that I would have the chance to ask several questions and that I would be given the answer in a manner that I could understand.