Pathos & Pathology, Skywalkers and Starkillers (The Open Conspiracy) ~ Prisoner of Infinity XX, Pt 2


“We conceive of the Open Conspiracy as consisting of a great multitude and variety of overlapping groups, but now all organized for collective political, social, and educational as well as propagandist action. They will recognize each other much more clearly than they did at first, and they will have acquired a common name. . . . The character of the Open Conspiracy will now be plainly displayed. It will have become a great world movement as wide-spread and evident as socialism or communism. It will have taken the place of these movements very largely. It will be more than they were, it will be frankly a world religion. This large, loose assimilatory mass of movements, groups, and societies will be definitely and obviously attempting to swallow up the entire population of the world and become the new human community.”
—H.G. Wells, The Open Conspiracy/What Are We to Do with Our Lives?

What cannot be allowed into consciousness must go into the body. What enters in and lives in the body as a complex possesses us, as a virus possesses its host, using it for its own ends. The mind is a virus because—like a totalitarian Empire-State—its existence depends on the suppression of undesirable elements, pushing them out of awareness and into the body, which is the partial location of “the unconscious.” The gods have become our diseases; and like the gods, our diseases rule our fates, determine our actions, hold sway over our moods, direct our thoughts and feelings, and have total dominion over our bodies. We are puppets in their hands. Let us not forget that the human body is made up of far more bacteria cells than human cells—so to try and banish the “other” means effectively attacking one’s own nervous system.

The alien abduction scenario is a literal/fantastic (fantastic because literal) enactment of this fundamental law of consciousness: that what we disown—push outside us—returns to possess us internally. The alien is that which we reject as “unlike us.” It is the aspect of the psyche that cannot be integrated due to its overwhelming nature—whether dark or light—that then appears before us in shining ships in the sky or that creeps into our bedrooms in the dark hours of night, and abducts our sleeping bodies. These undermen/overmen are the missing parts of our totality; as long as we deny them, we belong to them. “They work by ancient laws”: the laws of the psyche, the body, the unconscious, that most ancient “part” of us that is really the whole, as experienced through the fragment. This doesn’t make the “aliens” gods or devils—or even god and devils. It makes them us.

I have only latterly introduced explicit references to alien abduction as a government “black-op”/mind control program (though I think it’s implicit throughout the first part of this book), partly because I have felt almost as dubious about this as a total explanation for the phenomena as I feel about the ET hypothesis. Yet more and more, it seems to me an essential counterpoint to it. Common sense (never less common than now, or in the present field) would seem to suggest that the mind-control-black-ops model  would be at odds with, and mutually exclusive from, the idea of genuine, “otherly” beings acting in magical ways—hence the enormous resistance to this material in the field (Cannon’s Controllers has never been published). But, if the “magical beings” are really ourselves, then this apparent line is neither so clear nor final a line.

The conflation of seemingly opposed narratives becomes even more disorienting if we consider that the mind control programs described by Cannon and others which simulate alien abduction for adults are inseparable from those “MKULTRA” style programs which traumatize young children through sexual violence, through torture both physical and psychological, in order to fracture their psyches and create “alters” (dissociative identity disorder) that can be exploited in different ways—to be used as killers, spies, sex slaves—and even perhaps as public figures such as movie stars, best-selling authors, or presidents. One reason this muddies the research waters so badly is that a side effect—or more likely a primary goal—of splitting the psyche may be accessing other realms from which nonhuman “beings” (forces) can be summoned and then harnessed. If this other realm is the realm of the psyche (and/or the human body), then such forces or beings may be none other than the splintered aspects of the psyche-soma system itself, fragments that are able to materialize in some form, or at least to be experienced by our senses as material, and which can even develop a semblance of autonomy (like Castaneda’s “allies”).

Intelligence black-ops that simulate alien abduction—just as Hollywood dramatizations do on a more open and wide-scale level—may be a way to shape and direct the narrative in order to control the ways in which we experience these fragmentary psychic forces. They create a context in which the phenomena can—and must—be experienced, and/or through which they emerge. If these fragments gain access to us “through the corridor of our own minds,” this is not because they come from another universe, but because they come from the underlying reality of both mind and body, and have been banished by the mind, to the body. Hence, only the mind can grant them access to our awareness, and allow them to be reintegrated.

To read full essay, order Prisoner of Infinity: UFOs, Social Engineering, and the Psychology of Fragmentation

11 thoughts on “Pathos & Pathology, Skywalkers and Starkillers (The Open Conspiracy) ~ Prisoner of Infinity XX, Pt 2

  1. chinese spirit model distinguishes btween yin-spirits (generated from the mind) & yang-spirits (which are from the universe).

  2. Great writing, I highly enjoyed it!

    A question arises: If the “alien adbuctor” inflicting trauma is in essence the psyche attempting to re-integrate with the body, then what of the human being inflicting trauma? Is he not also in essence the psyche attempting to re-integrate with the body?

  3. I believe there are two contributors to alien encounters. Mind control victims often relate the movie screens, costumes, drugs, etc used to create “experiences.” But I also think there are the “demonic types” as well, which take place. A sort of temporary demonic possession.

  4. While enjoying a bowl of cherries, I had the whim to do a search for “trauma + initiation”, and this interesting website was among the first search results:

    On its home page at the moment is an interview with Joanna Harcourt-Smith of the Future Primative podcast, who Jan Irvin has deemed “dirty” on several occasions (I’ve recently began giving Irvin another chance despite a bad first impression – really enjoyed the last few podcasts with Steve Outtrim).

    In any event, “initiation” seems to be a part of all this..

  5. Jasun, I’m currently writing/drawing a comic (not yet online) that involves much of this Strieber/Keel/Vallee/Invisibles type lore and theories. Any thoughts on what you would like to see in such a fiction, or things to avoid? I want it to be trippy and provocative, but also not too “initiatory” or culty (incidentally, the comic features a transcendentalist ufo cult)

    • The Process Church? Or if that’s too specific something representing intelligence manipulations & mind control programs, if you don’t have them already. Also, the large area of overlap between ritual abuse incidents and alien abductions, so-called.

      Oh, and capitalism’s drive to colonize space, or at least get public support for the idea.

      Keep us posted on your progress!

  6. “The Overview Effect is a key concept and narrative here, because it allows for the (I would say largely manufactured) goal of spiritual/psychic attainment to be fused with the all-too-real goal of economic and technological expansion. What other goal not only allows for government/intelligence/military power and all its machinations to co-exist with spiritual aspiration, but makes these dark agendas indispensable to our ascension? If conquering space (along with systematized traumatization) is sold as not just a way but as the way to introduce the masses to a nirvanic, spiritually evolved experience of our collective oneness—Ultimate Reality—who but the most jaded, depraved, or ignorant of doubters would ever question the wisdom of our masters?”

    This could be one of the most important and relevant observations I’ve read on the internet.

    I’m sure the Buddha didn’t leave a caveat that his teaching wouldn’t quite work until the invention of the internet, but I have heard modern Buddhists praise facebook, of all things, for increasing the oneness… It boggles the mind that teachings about a pre-existent oneness, which our notions (and our experience) of separation don’t effect, can lead people to pursue Teilhard de Chardin’s technological Noosphere.

    One data point: Alan Watts, writing in 1966

    “All information will come in by superrealistic television and other electronic devices as yet in the planning stage or barely imagined. In one way this will enable the individual to extend himself anywhere without moving his body—even to distant regions of space. But this will be a new kind of individual—an individual with a colossal external nervous system reaching out and out into infinity. And this electronic nervous system will be so interconnected that all individuals plugged in will tend to share the same thoughts, the same feelings, and the same experiences. There may be specialized types, just as there are specialized cells and organs in our bodies. For the tendency will be for all individuals to coalesce into a single bioelectronic body.

    As resources dwindle, population must dwindle in proportion. If, by this time, the race feels itself to be a single mind-body, this superindividual will see itself getting smaller and smaller until the last mouth eats the last morsel. Yet it may also be that, long before that, people will be highly durable plastic replicas of people with no further need to eat. But won’t this be the same thing as the death of the race, with nothing but empty plastic echoes of ourselves reverberating on through time? […] In short, is the next step in evolution to be the transformation of man into nothing more than electronic patterns?

    If the human race develops an electronic nervous system, outside the bodies of individual people, thus giving us all one mind and one global body, this is almost precisely what has happened in the organization of cells which compose our own bodies. We have already done it. […] If all this ends with the human race leaving no more trace of itself in the universe than a system of electronic patterns, why should that trouble us? For that is exactly what we are now!”

    Hasn’t the Great Work of occultism always been to Immanentize the Eschaton?

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