“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