Hillary Clinton has told a questioner that she will "get to the bottom" of the UFO controversy. Her friend and adviser John Podesta said in a tweet last February that it was not only time for disclosure, but that "it’s the law." In September, George H.W. Bush said that "Americans can’t handle the truth." In 1988, when questioned about the matter, he commented that he was "very careful in public when dealing with classified information."
The question is always asked, "why can’t we handle the truth?" If we were told that there were aliens here studying us, we could handle that. But that cannot be the whole truth, not from all that I have experienced and observed, and it might not be part of the truth in any way. Colonel Philip Corso, the author of "The Day After Roswell" told me that he’d had a direct encounter during which he had asked the question "what’s in this for us?" The answer was "a new world, if you can take it."
How Colonel Corso came by that answer I cannot say, but it certainly resonated with me. My experience of the beings I call "visitors" is that their responses are multi-layered. To me, this response would mean both if we can bear it and if we can wrest it from them. Should we ever decide to face them, then, we will need to work hard to understand what is actually on offer. We should not expect anybody to be handed blueprints for a starship, in other words, or for them to open up interstellar trade routes or whatever.
But what would be so difficult that we couldn’t handle it? Comments such as Podesta’s and Bush’s have left the coverup in tatters. The only places where it is still supported with denial is in old media venues with long-standing connections to the intelligence community. For the most part, the media has accepted that something strange is going on, but not drawn any conclusions about what it is. Nor should they. It is not at all clear what the visitors are or what they are doing here, or if they are even "visitors" at all, or something separate from us.
One reason–I think the primary reason–that disclosure has been so long in coming is the abduction phenomenon. Ask most conventional UFO researchers about it, and they’ll say as little as possible. Many won’t deal with it at all, and those who do seem to come very quickly to conclusions that cannot be supported without ignoring one type of evidence or another. I’ve had it explained to me by conventional researchers that the abduction phenomenon mustn’t be mentioned because it’s "too controversial." I’ve even heard it said that disclosure should come in "stages," first with an acknowledgement by NASA that there may be objects in the sky being flown by unknown parties, then that they might be intelligently guided by non-humans, etc.
They must be dreaming. If any sort of unknown presence is acknowledged in any way at any official level, it will be no more than a few days before the media is demanding answers about the abduction phenomenon. Millions of people who have had the experience will be intensely energized to find out what has happened to them and their families. For, after all, it isn’t only adults who are involved, it’s children, too.
I think that the hidden truth is that the abduction phenomenon is just as commonplace as it seems, that at official levels it is not well understood, and that nothing whatsoever can be done about it. I also think that the thesis of Super Natural is correct, that we are embedded in a much larger reality that we are just beginning to awaken to. It isn’t that the visitors have just come here, but rather that we have just begun to notice what is actually a very ancient presence in our world and our lives. How that presence relates to reality I cannot certainly say, but I do know that it is not as we now believe, and not has we have been taught in the past.
Many things have blocked our progress in the past. Among them is official fear of admitting that the situation is going to be very disturbing to the public and that it cannot be controlled. Another is the intellectual arrogance of scientists and educated people, who cannot face the fact that an intelligence greater than theirs might be present here in some way, but hiding itself from them. A third block is that there is abundant evidence that, when the truth becomes known, it is going to overturn so much of our understanding of the world that it will literally overwhelm us with a flood tide of the new.
What is most likely to come to the forefront, and very quickly, is the issue of the soul. The idea of the soul has been more-or-less completely rejected by western science and the western intellectual community. We are assumed to be automata with no relevance outside of physical reality.
That is, quite simply, not my experience. Not at all. On the contrary, judging from the thirty years I have now spent living with and thinking about the visitors, I can say with conviction that the soul is of absolutely central importance–that, in fact, the physical world is embedded in a much larger, more ancient nonphysical reality that is far more alive–indeed, more conscious–than we physical beings are or can be. And it is this reality and the issues, requirements and needs associated with it, that are the primary driving force behind the actions of the presence that we have discovered among us.
I have tried to address this presence as honestly and directly as I could, indeed, to surrender myself to it. I didn’t do this because it was pleasant. It was not pleasant. But I had been offered access to a "new world," and no matter the cost, I determined that I would take up that offer. The cost has been high, both in terms of my life in this world and my new life that extends beyond it. Just yesterday an old friend who is entirely innocent of any of this, spent some time casually mocking me. If I wasn’t indifferent to that sort of thing by now, I wouldn’t be much good at fulfilling the mission I have set myself, but his innocent teasing yet again reminded me of the gulf between our vision of reality and the extraordinary truth of the world in which we actually live.
As I write this, a dog lies at my feet. I reflect on the fact that he has absolutely no idea where he is or what he is. He cannot know what a table is, a carpet, an automobile, any of that. He doesn’t know the meaning of the world in which we live. Nor do we, but there is a great difference. We can know. We can know far more than we do. We can achieve, if not a complete understanding of the presence that embraces us, a much more accurate understanding of the reason for that embrace.
We run from the soul. The reason we do this is deep instinct. We don’t want to face the fact that our transitory lives have permanent consequences in our own personal connection to the greater consciousness. We want to live by instinct and desire, but we must find our way to the much harder path of love and compassion if we are to do what we are capable of, which is to become craftsmen of our souls. Our lives make us light and beautiful or they do not, and it is very hard to fact the fact that small choices may have such very large consequences, especially as we have so little real self knowledge.
This may seem a digression from the issue of disclosure, but it isn’t. On the first day, there will be an admission of some sort of "alien presence." The next day will bring the questions about the abductions. Then will come the third day, which will last for the rest of the time human being is expressed into the physical world. On that day we will ask who are we, why are we here, and where are we?
We will wrestle for many generations with these questions, but in a new and more useful way. The question of whether or not the soul exists will be in the past, and with it the childhood of man. We will be facing both in ourselves and in the cosmos in which we live, a truly new world–if we can take it.
This is what contact is really about, and why it has been so long in coming. Over the next weeks and months, I will be discussing this in the context of my own experiences in the "special interviews" section of this website, which runs in conjunction with Dreamland. As best I can, I have accepted the challenge of this new world. I have experienced both wonders and terrors in the first few steps I’ve managed to take, and I am sure that more of both will be forthcoming.
Fine. I say bring it on. I can take it–and so can you.