Current Theories on UFOs
The predominant view of events surrounding UFOs has been called the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis, which presumes that creatures from outer space are using advanced craft to visit our planet and interact with humans. Supporters of this theory cite the appearance of craft that seem to outmaneuver our most advanced aircraft, as well as reports of alien creatures who are able to control and manipulate humans at will.
Many researchers who have studied the phenomenon are now leaning towards an Inter-dimensional Hypothesis, noting that the craft and their occupants have the ability to appear out of nowhere, to fade in and out of visibility, and to pass through solid objects, such as through windows and walls.
It has been suggested by some of the most knowledgeable observers that the apparent ability of the UFOs to materialize and dematerialize seems to suggest they are “hyperdimensional” or from some other domain, able to enter and leave our space-time at will.
– Alien Encounters, Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman
A variation on the Inter-dimensional Hypothesis is the Spiritual Awakening Hypothesis, which postulates that a vast array of God-created sentient beings populate the galaxies of our universe as well as an untold number of parallel dimensions. These may spill over or intersect with our own world.
The Spiritual Awakening Hypothesis presupposes that all of us are immortal and powerful spirit beings, children of God, if you will, who have the ability to create as our Creator does, even to the extent of manifesting a material world, such as our own planet. Earth, being a sphere of chaos, struggle, and death, is so far removed from our natural spiritual state, that it may be thought of as a laboratory experiment, or quarantined thought system, which seems real to the inhabitants, but is more like a dream, or a school for evolving souls when viewed from the perspective of our eternal spirits.
What is seen in dreams seems to be very real. Yet the Bible says that a deep sleep fell upon Adam, and nowhere is there reference to his waking up. The world has not yet experienced any comprehensive reawakening or rebirth.
– A Course in Miracles, Text, Chapter 3. The Separation and the Atonement
We are now approaching that time of awakening.
The spirit guides, our “alien” selves, and armies of inter-dimensional beneficent helpers are poised to jog us out of our self-imposed stupor, to facilitate our re-membering, recalling that connection to all that lives. In a religious sense this may be compared to the Atonement, the At-One-ment, which re-establishes the awareness of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, not to mention our kinship with all the varied creatures and forms of consciousness that we are about to discover. The awaking to this awareness comes in many forms, such as meditative visions, near-death experiences, and religious epiphanies. These represent tears in the veil that blocks our awareness of the real world.
Some see it suddenly on point of death, and rise to teach it. Others find it in experience that is not of this world, which shows them that the world does not exist because what they behold must be the truth, and yet it clearly contradicts the world.
– A Course in Miracles, Lesson 132
The “real world” is that awareness we had before the separation, or what some call “the fall” from grace.
Evidence for the Spiritual Awakening Hypothesis
The pioneers of this great awakening are already among us. The evidence can be seen not just in contact with what we used to call extraterrestrial beings, but in the growing number of people who report transcendental religious communications, near-death experiences, out-of-body events, lucid dreaming, and even trips from drugs such as LSD, DMT, and salvia divinorum.
Researcher John Mack set the standard for this insight. He wrote two books on the subject of spiritually transformative experiences related to UFOs: Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens (2007), and Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters (2008). He was a psychiatrist, a writer, and a professor at Harvard Medical School. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, and an authority on the effects of alien abductions. Dr. Mack documented case histories of people who claimed contact with aliens.
Many abduction experiences are unequivocally spiritual, which usually involves some sort of powerful encounter with, or immersion in, divine light. This phenomenon is pervasive in Carlos’s case and is present in many I have studied. The alien beings, although resented for their intrusive activities, may also be seen as intermediaries, closer than we are to God or the source of being.
– Abduction, John Mack
Michael Newton, Ph.D., uses regression hypnosis to explore the other dimensions of consciousness, those realms we inhabit before and between Earth lives. The beings, however, are seen as spirit guides as opposed to aliens.
In one case, Dr. Newton queries a patient about life in these other realms.
Dr. N: Tell me about your mental world. Does it have a name?
S: (pause) It’s a sound which I can’t re-create with my voice…. We float in a sea of gentle mental currents… soft… playful… so unlike Earth.
Dr. N: Then why come here?
S: (with a deep sigh) I am studying to be an Explorer-teacher. Most of my associates are satisfied to confine their efforts to one dimension. Finally I told (my guide) I wanted broader experience with a hard world in a completely different zone of existences. She… recommended another dimension with a strenuous physical world that had a reputation for producing vigorous, insightful souls (with a gallows laugh) – once you survive the lessons. This was Earth.
– Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
Here again we see the Earth as a school, and we are approaching the time for graduation. The “teachers” in this and other schools are spirit guides, some of whom take the form of space aliens. These same teachers reveal cosmic truths through channeled spiritual books, such as A Course in Miracles, as quoted above. Another popular book in the New Age movement is The Urantia Book, which describes the government galaxy, and describes all sorts of guides and angels.
The worlds teem with angels and men and other highly personal beings, but they are handicapped by time and space: The limit of velocity for most nonseraphimed beings is 186,280 miles of your world per second of your time; the midway creatures and certain others can, often do, attain double velocity – 372,560 miles per second – while the seraphim and others can traverse space at triple velocity, about 558,840 miles per second.
– The Urantia Book: Time and Space Services of Solitary Messengers
Yet another source of information on the spirit-UFO connection comes from astronauts who have traveled beyond our planet. Many report seeing alien spacecraft during their journeys and odd structures on the far side of the moon. Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell claims there have been many UFO visits to Earth, but each is covered up. Mitchell founded the Institute for Noetic Science.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences serves an emerging movement of globally conscious citizens dedicated to manifesting our highest capacities. We believe that consciousness is essential to a paradigm shift that will lead to a more sustainable world. We encourage open-minded explorations of consciousness through the meeting of science and spirit.
All of these elements are converging as points of light illuminating the very spiritual nature of contact with beings of higher consciousness. This consciousness is so foreign to our traditional thinking that the bearers of the light are seen as “alien.” The truth is, however, that we are all connected in a spiritual brotherhood.
The early days of UFO sightings and alien encounters were permeated with fear due to the high strangeness of the events. Detailed studies of contacts with aliens and the abduction phenomenon began to reveal a deeper meaning and purpose to the encounters. The pioneering work of John Mack suggests the crafts and creatures may not be so foreign after all, but in fact may be the harbingers of a global awakening to our spiritual identity.
UFO contacts may herald a partnership with entities from other galaxies or other dimensions. Experiences being reported by those who have close encounters with death, those with advanced meditative practices, and ideas from channeled New Age literature all point to a major shift in human consciousness: a quantum leap into the meeting of mind, matter, and spirit.