Tuesday, November 1, 2011



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The one critical question that has yet to be answered about  UFOs and Alien Visitations/Abductions  is this: Are they imaginary  or real?  If they are real,  are they as  physically real as you and I and the houses we live in.

If that question can ever be emphatically answered in favor of being physically real by  presenting actual physical UFOs and Aliens that can be physically and rationally  examined, we will have solved one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. 

My own view is based on my own experience, my knowledge of preliterate cultures and the lessons of history. Let me also say that I am not a religious person, so that my citing of Gods doing this and that is simply a reporting of what our religious texts have recorded. 

It is important to understand that these religious and spiritual texts, which Alien Theorists quote extensively as if they were factual documents, are, in fact,  transcriptions of a vast number of oral story poems that filled the preliterate world as soon as humans began to speak. 

The most important of these are spiritual in nature and always about the same things: the nature of the Gods, the nature of the world and its creation, and most importantly, the creation and nature of human beings. 

These story poems existed for thousands of years prior to the invention of writing at which time some of them were transcribed into writing. These, presumably, were those of great importance to that culture. 

What we didn't get in many cases were transcriptions of those oral story poems that were of less significance, poems that would give us a better, fuller  sense of the culture in question.

It is also important to understand that these story poems are works of art, not fact, and that they speak in the language of poetry, which is the language of metaphor. 

Thus, for example, when the act of creation in these oral story poems is described,  it is always metaphorically (not factually) because creation itself is a mystery (e.g., something out of nothing) and can only be described indirectly through the use of metaphor.

Thus: Man was created of mud and light is a metaphoric expression that attempts to impart a sense of the unique physical and spiritual/intellectual qualities of human beings. 

It doesn't mean that when you physically examine a human being down to their smallest elements you will find mud and light. Unfortunately, this is what is happening when Alien theorists examine these early transcriptions. I hope you can see why this can lead to wrong interpretations of these texts. 

These early story poems existed in all cultures, from the largest like Sumeria and Egypt, as well as the smallest hunter/gatherer tribes in remote parts of the world. Some of them were transcribed. Most of them were not, however, and have been lost forever.That is the situation we find ourselves in today.

Although the particulars of the various Creation oral  story poems may differ, they are always about the same things: the nature of the Gods, the nature of the world and its creation, and most importantly, the creation and nature of human beings. 

Therefore, even before we start out, we must question the most basic assumption of Alien theorists: that the texts they like to quote, such as the early Sumerian texts (which are transcriptions of preliterate story poems), are factual records of Extraterrestrial  visitations in which early humans were elevated genetically and mentally into the human beings we know today. 

If this is so, then  the hundreds, if not thousands of hunter/gatherer tribes around the world who created such Creation oral story poems must have been individually visited by Aliens. 
It is possible that happened, but not probable, and it is the most probable explanation that we are looking for, as anything is possible. 

I'm not talking here about  oral story poems about Creation that were passed down within a culture as it dispersed over the globe, such as in the Polynesian culture, but original oral story poems about Creation  of which there were  hundreds , if not thousands 

We have to remember that it is the inherent nature of  humans to create stories about everything, but most especially their nature and origins, because the  desire and ability to create  stories is what separates humans from all other  animal species. 

Everything else follows from that desire and ability to create  stories: the invention of fire, tools, self-awareness, awareness of God, etc.. This may be a new thought to you, but it is ancient and still holds. Much of my novel, ALICE HICKEY: Between Worlds, is about this. I suggest you read Chapter 49 if you want more detail on this. Click here for a free PDF.  

As I know a great deal about preliterate cultures and psychic phenomena, my personal view is that both the Gods of preliterate tribes and the Aliens described by modern theorists are not physical but psychic phenomena that have risen unbidden and of their own accord from the unconscious of humans at various periods in history. 

This is not to say they are unreal, or imaginary, presences, only that they are not factual, physical presences. They are real, but psychically real, and as we shall see, they can be almost indistinguishable from physically real presences. 

They are as real as Jaweh was to Moses on the Mountain.  What I mean by that is that Moses'  psychic visitation changed the course of the history as much as any of the physical events of that historic period c. 1500 B.C..

I'll say more about this later, and lay out the tests that have always allowed us to distinguish between physical and psychic visitations. Unfortunately,  our own Western scientific culture believes only in a physical reality, so it dismisses psychic realities out of hand as being hallucinations or brain short circuits and the like, thereby leaving most of those who have had such visitations  no alternative but to keep quiet about it to avoid being called crazy or go with the current scientific world view and accept these psychic phenomena as physical phenomena or be called crazy.

If you understand  this, you can begin to understand why we have never physically trapped an Alien or a UFO for scientific investigation and why we never will. As for those printed and audio reports and videos that purport to show or describe such evidence, the actual evidence has never been made available in physical form for rigid scientific investigation. Never. Remember that.

Again this is not to say that such Aliens and UFOs are hallucinations. They are real, but real in a psychic, or spiritual way, not a physical way. To see the truth about Aliens and UFOs you have to change your eyes. 

Let me also say right from the start that UFOs and Alien Visitations are completely different phenomena that we have somehow  linked together despite the fact there is only one incident in which the two have been witnessed together by outsiders and that incident has been pretty much proven to be a fraud. 

They are indeed linked, however, but in a much more subtle way. I'll go into this in detail as we proceed. Here is what I think is the actual situation vis a vis the physical reality of UFOs and Aliens. 

1. UFOs are in most cases physically real and in other cases, psychic manifestations that have an extremely compelling reality. I'll give examples as I go along.

2. Aliens and Alien Visitations /Abductions are not physically real but have a compelling psychic reality that is often indistinguishable from ordinary reality. There are tests, however, that will reveal whether it was a physical or psychic happening. I'll give examples as I go along. 

Before I get into the heavy stuff, I  want to mention that most Alternative thought on  UFOs and Alien Visitations/Abductions  is based on the belief that there is no other universe than the physical universe, i.e., there is no spiritual or psychic universe. 

This is a view it holds in common with our  traditional scientific view of the universe. What this means is that Alternative theorists are as tightly wound into the Western scientific view of reality as is the scientific establishment. Thus the only way they can explain  Alien phenomena is to immediately assume that Aliens are a physical reality.

Despite Harvard psychiatrist John Mack’s substantial findings to the contrary, namely that these visitations are psychic phenomena not physical phenomena, most alternative theorists continue to cling to the belief that the Aliens are physical beings. This does not mean that Alien visitations are hallucinations, or the imaginings of idle minds. They are not unreal, but very realThey are nothowever,  physical events.

Mack makes the point that psychic events have no place in Western thought, so such events are immediately considered unreal (hallucinations), whereas in Eastern thought, such visitations are seen as real as the clothes you are wearing.

What puzzles me is how ignorant most Alien theorists are about psychic events and, even more important, how real  those psychic events can be. I include in this, by the way,  those who have reported being visited and/or abducted by Aliens. That is somewhat understandable, however, given the pervasive scientific worldview we are caught up in. 

Yet there are certain tell-tale characteristics of a compelling psychic reality that will tell careful observers that the reality they are observing, though seemingly indistinguishable from  ordinary physical reality, is anything but that. It is one indication how dominant western scientific thought has become, i.e., it has sifted down to the everyday level of thinking about the world so that no other possibility than the physical is ever taken into consideration.

Yet for someone like myself who is familiar with psychic events and their characteristics, as well as how real they can be, it is startling how those who have experienced Alien visitations/ abductions are so oblivious to the clues embedded in that reality that they never seem to consider that the visitation/abduction, as real as it seems, might not be the same kind of “real” as the clothes they are wearing.

What exactly are the clues that signal these visitations are a psychic reality? First of all, my own experience tells me  that the psychic visitations I'm talking about are so compelling and absorbing that  in almost all cases the person being visited only becomes aware of these clues after the visitation has ended. When it does end, however, any or all of these clues will indicate that  it was a psychic visitation. 


1) The appearance of the Aliens (large eyes, no mouth, telepathic speech and understanding).

This is not a Hollywood fabrication unconsciously imitated by those who have been visited by aliens. For one thing, Large eyes are a primal unconscious projection of “those who know, who see all" and this depiction has roots going back to the beginning of time. 

They can be seen in preliterate cultures around the world.  See the preliterate figures above and the preliterate Egyptian Mother Goddess figure who has large (knowing) eyes also on her breasts (below, L).

 Mother Goddess
w large eyes
Julian Jaynes points out that in many middle eastern preliterate communities, small figurines (above, L) with very large eyes were in every home and were obviously used to trigger the internal psychic, compelling voices that he says preliterate humans relied on for guidance. He also points out that those  internal psychic, compelling voices were a part of the much different consciousness of preliterate humans, because it was a consciousness that constantly heard compelling, directive voices that originated from the right side of their brains which they took as coming from the Gods. 

Preliterate humans, in the few places they survive today, see the world in the same way that I have just delineated: that the voice and visions they have are real, but they are from the Other World, the non-physical world, and that they are the voices of ancestors (or the Gods that created those ancestors).

Large Eyes mean Gods
Alien theorists could object to Jaynes’ insight by saying that the figurines were representations of physical Aliens from space, they would also have to explain why they were in almost every home and why they were generally placed above the buried bones of the  ancestors of the person whose home it was, and why they were always referred to as ancestors, and not "teachers" or "masters" or "guides from another world". 

It doesn't help that Alien theorists can go on and on like this forever, substituting "Alien" for  ancestor or divinity whenever those terms, or depictions of those terms, occur in ancient, preliterate pictographs, petroglyphs, statues and oral story poems, all of which they take as factual records rather than the metaphoric, artistic statements they really are. 

This failing indicates to me  that Alien theorists don't have the slightest idea of the "vision" nature of preliterate art, i.e., it was an art created as the result of a psychic/spiritual  vision rather than an art that sought to realistically portray a factual event, which is what most of our art is today. 

This only reinforces my belief that Alien theorists are completely ignorant of the nature of preliterate cultures and the preliterate mind that gave rise to these artifacts. Part of the problem, as I've just said,  is that  these verbal and visual visitations recorded in various oral story poems and works of art have been taken by Alien theorists as representations of factual visitations by superior physical beings, but that is not how preliterate man saw them ( and recorded them). 

Preliterate man saw the source of his directive voices and visions as being that of his ancestors and the Gods who created those ancestors. It was one long chain. It is still with us today.  Carl Jung called it the collective unconscious, but it was an unconscious much more available to the mind of preliterate man than it is to ours, where it surfaces very infrequently and primarily in dreams.

2) Another clue that signals it is a psychic reality is that the aliens are never able to completely explain a final ultimate view of the universe and the role they play in it. 

This is perhaps the key clue. There are numerous situations where those who have been abducted have been led to a “book of knowledge” that explains everything only to find  it unreadable. This is a common occurrence in psychic visitations and has been since the beginning of time.

3) Still another clue is that despite the “reality” of the Aliens (and the "space ships" that abductees are often brought to) there is always an intense emotional sense of something “special”, or "spiritual", or "divine" happening. 

Many of those who have been visited, by the way, report that their initial sense of the visitation being "spiritual" in nature grows stronger with passing of time. 

Simply put, something in us recognizes that this is a psychic reality that is communicating with us.

This intense emotional sense is not present in ordinary reality, but is  always present in psychic visions. Just so you understand me, I consider the Virgin of Guadeloupe and Virgin of Fatimavisitations to be the same kind of psychic visitations. 

4) Another clue is that the visitations don’t generally occur as they do in the Hollywood version of such encounters where it is usually envisioned as an encounter between groups, e.g., the army and aliens, scientist and aliens, government officials and aliens. 

Rather they almost always occur as an individual encountering an alien or a small group of aliens, which is how psychic visitations generally occur and indeed as they have been recorded in the spiritual man/God encounters that have come down to us from the beginning of time.

5) Another clue lies in what has been called the "telepathic ability" of the Aliens, i.e., upon recollection, those visited often recall that the Aliens had no mouths, and yet they could hear the Aliens speaking to them.

This non-verbal communication, however, is not new. It is a standard component of psychic visions and goes back to the earliest recorded visitations of divinities and ancestors. In some of these these visitations, there  are reports that the Gods spoke "mind to mind".  

In addition, what is heard is very  compelling, i.e., what is relayed to those being visited has a sense of being undeniably true. This was instinctively taken by preliterate humans as meaning the message was  spoken by a superior being, i.e., a divinity or ancestor. Again Julian Jaynes  should be read on this. Click here for a free PDF of his groundbreaking book. 

6) Another clue lies in the fact that what is being said by the "Aliens" is  metaphoric in nature. This occurs in all psychic visitations back to the beginning of time. 

We can see it in the ancient stories of what the Gods said. While there is never any confusion as to what the Gods have said, i.e., they spoke distinctly, there was often a great deal of  uncertainty as to what the Gods meant, i.e., what the Gods said may have had several meanings. 

Let me give you some examples. When a disaster visited the early Hebrews, they used the written Torah to aid them in debating and logically deciding where they  had failed to observe the commandments in the Torah, so they wouldn't be punished by God again. 

This uncertainty about the meaning of a psychic message  is one of the marks of psychic visitations (which the Torah is, being given to Moses by God). This is because a psychic communication is generally metaphoric

That is their nature, and that is why, in most early cultures, seers and shamans were employed to ferret out the true meaning of dreams and visions, all of which are metaphoric communications from the unconscious. If you need an example of this, think of Joseph's dream interpretation abilities in the Bible and the Pharaoh who depended on him.

Let me give you another example of  metaphoric speech. The person being visited by a psychic presence might ask: "Why is my mind so confused as to why you have come?" The psychic presence might answer: "No one knows," or " You are confused because your mind is limited" which are  direct but not very helpful answers. More likely however, would be a metaphoric answer like this:  "You are confused because your mind is on fire." 

It could mean many things: your mind is diseased, your understanding is clouded by fever, you are thinking too much,  etc.. This failure to recognize these ancient preliterate divine/unconscious communications as metaphoric is perhaps the most serious failing of our Alien theorists, as they take it as factual. Wrong. Wrong.

7) Let me add another clue: the idiomatic aspect of the "telepathic communication" experienced in an Alien abduction / psychic visitation. 

As I mentioned earlier, psychic presences always speak  seamlessly in the local idiomatic language of the person being visited. There is never any confusion as to what they were saying, although as I've mentioned there could be considerable confusion as to what it meant. The Hebrew God always speaks the Hebrew of that time, the  God of Joan of Arc always speaks 15th century French.

If aliens were physical beings, i.e., technologically advanced physical beings, you might expect them to speak and hear through an electronic translator, such as we have today on our PCs. 

After all, the Aliens, who are supposedly physical beings,  supposedly came here in a physical, technically advanced craft according to  those who have been taken on board. 

Thus we would expect their speech to be physical, since they are physical, and somewhat  formal, maybe even awkward (or even archaic as it may have been learned through radio communication hundreds or thousands of years before their visit). 

Yet from all reports this isn't the case as there is every indication that a familiar,  flexible, idiomatic language is used by the Aliens. There is nothing mechanical or formal or awkward about the Aliens' speech. That is because the Aliens are psychic presences  issuing from the unconscious and therefore using the hearers' own internal idiomatic language facilities.

So much for the clues that indicate that the visitation was psychic, and not a physical visitation by an Alien. As an aside,  I remember one Alien theorist telling me that the effect of an Alien communication on humans   is exactly the same as a psychic visitation, and that this was also true for all ancient physical visitations by Aliens. 

What Alien theorists are saying, in effect, is that psychic visitations are indistinguishable from physical visitations which we know is patently untrue. It is also an absurd argument: either the Alien visitation is physical or it's not.  You can't have it both ways.

In effect,  Alien theorists are saying that a psychic/ spiritual visitation such as Yahweh speaking to Moses on the mountaintop, is really a physical communication made by an Alien to Moses. 

Yet everything in the Old Testament and the course of history afterwards undeniably tells us that this event was concerned with spiritual, not genetic or physical, matters, and that the spirituality imparted was directly concerned with the moral/ spiritual conduct of the Hebrews from that point in time on. 

What Moses and his successors did afterwards was not build a better widget or become more savvy because of some physical/ genetic information imparted by some Alien, but have one of those mysterious leaps in understanding that goes on all the time with human beings. What Moses and his successors did as a result of their leap was create a written theology ( the Torah) that would (hopefully) spiritually guide them  so they would always be in spiritual alignment with the laws  given them by Yahweh on the mountain top. 

And please, please don't tell me that Yahweh's hundreds of moral and spiritual admonitions as expressed in the Torah are exactly the same moral and spiritual admonitions that our Alien visitors from 1000 light years away have always possessed. In other words the Aliens didn't eat pork either. Please. Please.

Alien theorists can dance up and down like medieval angels on the head of a pin, claiming Yahweh was a physical visitation by an Alien, but our deepest instincts tell us that this was a psychic/ spiritual visitation that changed the course of history. 

These deep eruptions of the collective unconscious are always shrouded in mystery  as to why they took the form they did, and why they occurred when they did, and why they had such an impact on the course of human events, but that is their nature. 

If Alien theorists are going to insist that the tens of thousands of humanity's leaps in understanding over the course of human history are the result of physical visits by physical Aliens, then I suggest they read what Einstein, or Beethoven or Shakespeare or Newton had to say about the nature of their experience when their great insights came to them.  

One thing I really dislike about Alien theorists is they have absolutely no respect for  the stunning range of  human intelligence and creativity. 

You can be a couch potato and claim it is Aliens doing all this and continue eating chips in a kind of blissful ignorance,  or or you can be man up and accept that what guides the human race at its deepest level  is an unfathomable mystery.

Alien theorists can go on and on substituting Aliens for the unfathomable mystery of our existence, but they eventually have to answer this simple yet critical question: "Where's the beef?" 

In other words, show  me any kind of proof beyond mere speculation that backs up the Alien theorists' contention that all visitations of Gods and angels recorded by ancient preliterate cultures were really records of physical visits by Aliens. 

As I've  said earlier, if these preliterate, metaphoric  story poems and petroglyphs and artifacts are really records of physical visits, this would mean that Aliens would have had to visit hundreds if not thousands of preliterate tribes around the preliterate world in order for those tribes to have created these artifacts, which differ in the particulars but are almost identical in their themes. 

I don't think so. We are looking for a most reasonable approach here, and by that I mean, we have to look for a proof that is based not on what is possible (because almost anything is possible) but what is probable.  

What Alien theorists can give us now, and all they can give us now, are speculations similar to this: "This rock carving ( or this passage from Gilgamesh) indicates an alien in a space suit guiding  a human," when there could be many other interpretations of the metaphoric petroglyph or passage from Gilgamesh. Among them would be that it is  a representation of the psychic visitation of a God, or an intuition, or a dream, which is what ancient preliterate humans would have told us. 

Preliterate humans knew the difference between a physical and psychic visitation. They weren't stupid, in fact they were more tuned into the difference than contemporary man is. What's more,  this is exactly what contemporary preliterate people would say about such things. 

Thus, while the ancient humans who made these carvings can't speak to us,  there is plenty of supporting proof from contemporary preliterate cultures  of my position as well as from the other things left us by these ancient cultures (spiritual practices, art).

If any Alien theorist can supply me with any kind of proof of their position beyond mere speculation,  you know my email.

I think if those who believe in Aliens were aware of how preliterate peoples lived and thought, and how different their minds were, they would walk away from their belief in Aliens being physical beings from outer space. I suggest you read the free PDF of my RIVER MOTHER: the Face of the Sphinx to get a good taste of this. 


Let me say something more about these advanced craft often described by those who are abducted by Aliens.  I'm not talking here about the independently observed UFOs because those are a different matter which I'll take up later. I'm talking about the advanced crafts observed (inside and out) in an Alien abduction. 

Again, I'm not disputing that the abductees are being  visited, just that the visitations were psychic not physical, just as the representations of these craft are not physical but psychic representations. 

One piece of very strong evidence backing this up is the fact that there has never been an undisputed, documented case of witnesses seeing people being taken in board a UFO.

Budd Hopkins
According to Budd Hopkins, who is an open-minded and widely regarded investigator of alien abductions,  there is only one (1) documented case of outside observers seeing a UFO take people on board, and that is the case of the people who were abducted in late 1989 near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, which is the subject of Hopkins' 1996 book, Witnessed

I was surprised when I read Hopkins on this, as I had read contradictory reports claiming that both the observers and those supposedly abducted were frauds, so I really don't know if even this one case written about by Hopkins can really be substantiated. 

But the fact that of the thousands of alien  abductions, there is only one situation where the abducted people have actually been seen entering a UFO by outsiders points to a very high likelihood that the UFO phenomena and Alien abductions are two completely separate phenomena, and that the "advanced crafts" experienced by abductees is  simply the mind filling in the most likely scenario (Aliens must live in UFOs).

And then there is this: after 65 years of intense scrutiny by individuals and governments, no hard proof in the way of physical remains of aliens or their craft have ever been obtained for scientific scrutiny. None. Oh, there are plenty of frauds, but frauds don’t count.


I could name more clues as to how to detect psychic visitaions, but first let me say something about the reality of such visitations. They can be blindingly real to people who have been abducted

I have no doubt that a spellbinding reality can be fabricated by the unconscious and projected into consciousness. It can create a reality so real as to completely fool us (except for the clues, but those clues often can't be detected during the visitation because the person being psychically visited is a passive, accepting observer, much as a dreamer is.) It is only when the visitation is recalled afterwards that some of the clues can be detected. 

I have had several experiences where I went to sleep in my bedroom and then woke up at night and walked about my apartment opening and closing very real doors in the apartment, turning lights off and on, hearing intruders, etc., only to find that I was not really awake because I would suddenly really wake up (this time for real) and find myself still in bed, stunned at how I had been completely fooled by the reality of the mentally fabricated “waking” experience.

I hope that  I’ve said enough about my personal dream experiences and the demonstrably  psychic nature of Alien visitations and abductions (as well as their overwhelming “reality”) to make you entertain the possibility that these events are not physical. But they are very, very real.

The fact of the matter is we are being visited, but it is not by physical beings.

The real question then  is: what or who is visiting us and why? 

This is especially relevant because modern western people have become strangers to their unconscious as compared to preliterate man, who seemed to have slipped between the conscious and unconscious realm quite easily.

This implies a tremendous force from what Jung called the collective unconscious is breaking into the conscious minds of some of us.
If we push aside the question of UFOs for a moment, as they are really a separate issue despite their frequent association with Alien visitations, and just concentrate on the Aliens being psychic visitations, we still have to answer the following:

1. How have these psychic visitations managed to break into a modern consciousness which is so locked into the physical world.

2. Why now, at this point in time?

3. To what purpose?

I have no definitive answer to these questions, but have a few suggestions.

First let me tell you a story. I have an acquaintance who may be the most literal, unintuitive person I have ever met. We meet annually when he comes to Florida and he always looks me up. 

He is very intelligent, is a world traveler, and capable of expressing himself lucidly, but he tells me the physical world is the only world he has ever experienced. He has never had an intuition, or vision or heard voices and never dreams, but we know that to be scientifically impossible. 

The truth is that he never recalls his dreams, i.e., his conscious mind must block out the memories of his dreams.
Yet he is not closed minded. He frequently asks me questions about my intuitive/psychic experiences, and I often have the impression I am a New Guinea native being gently questioned by an anthropologist who doesn’t have a clue. Yet as extreme as his case may be, I would say it’s quite representative of  a good number of us.

Here’s where I’m going with this. One year, I would say 6 or 7 years after we first met, he said he wanted to tell me something because he thought I’d understand. He went on to tell me about a trip he took to Paris many years before with several friends. One afternoon he decided to go to a location where a beautiful small medieval chapel once stood that he had a hunger to see.  He knew it had been replaced long ago by an apartment house, but he just wanted to visit the locale. His companions weren’t interested, so he decided to go alone.

When he got to the area and turned the corner, right in front of him was the medieval chapel. 

He opened the door and the chapel was ablaze with candles. He raced back to his companions and dragged them to see what he had seen. But the chapel wasn’t there, only the apartment house. 

He looked at me for some kind of explanation as to what had happened and I told him he had a vision. But it wasn’t a vision, he said, it was real I told him visions were real, but they were a psychic reality constructed by his unconscious that for all intents and purposes can seem as real as his shoes.

He asked me why it had happened, why then? I told him my best guess is that his unconscious wanted to wake him up to the mystery of human existence and must have taken advantage of the slight chink in his conscious armor caused by his hunger to visit the site and managed to break through.

Now here’s the real point. When I brought this up several years later he had no recollection of ever telling me this or it ever happening. His conscious armor had repaired itself by forgetting an experience that threatened to topple his entire world view if he had fully admitted it into his conscious mind.

That is the situation with most of us today.

I am suggesting what is happening is that a new form of consciousness is evolving, one that is more intuitive, not more logical. It is a re-balancing, because our older consciousness has become unbalanced in its internal insistence of logic over intuition, self over soul, reason over feeling. 

Every 2300 years or so, a new form of consciousness or knowledge seems to arrive. The last one  was the Age of Pisces. We are in the first stages of The Age of Aquarius, which is the name of the current 2300 year cycle. You should read Jung on this.  

Here are the previous Ages/cycles, which are linked to the earth's 26,000 year precession. I've taken it from a a very detailed site THE GRAND AGES AND THE COMING OF AQUARIUS.  The exact dates for Aquarius are hotly debated. Depending on who does the interpretation, the meaning of some of the Ages may differ.

+/- 1900 AD ????   - 4200 AD???

+/- 300 BC - 1900 AD ????   

+/- 2500 BC - 300 BC

+/- 4700 BC- 2500 BC

+/- 6900 BC - 4700 BC

As far as this interpretation goes, my own knowledge of preliterate cultures tells me that it is more likely that the Age of Taurus should be Communication and Writing while the Age of Gemini should be Control of Earth, Agriculture, as the first vestiges of Agriculture appeared around 6500 B.C. and the first Writing appeared around 3200 B.C.. 

What is important though, is that for the last four cycles, immense changes have taken place. If we believe in these cycles, or at least admit that they are somehow an indicator of great change in our understanding of the world and man, we have to suspect that we are in the midst of such a great change. 

There is no way to scientifically explain the seemingly accurate predictions associated with each age,  but I believe the energy that is allowing these extraordinary psychic “Alien” appearances to burst into our consciousness is coming from our transition into that new Aquarian consciousness.

I also believe that despite the thick, modern consciousness of some of those who have been visited or abducted, there also exists somewhere within them the kind of hunger my friend was feeling. Maybe it’s not a hunger for the beautiful church, but a hunger for a richer, more meaningful world. After all, I can’t imagine a more sterile world than current American culture, as wonderful as our material life is.

There has to exist a chink in the armor for the psychic projection to break through, but once the opening occurs, it comes through like a thunderbolt, which is what is happening today.

That is what I think is happening and why at this time. I believe these psychic projections are going to grow like a snowball racing down a hill and that most probably they will be accompanied by terrifying events (war, hunger, disease) which will open us up even more to the spiritual world, as such events always do.

In the midst of this, I believe there will be even more and more "Alien visitations"  over hundreds of years and simultaneously, bit by bit, our culture will change and children will begin to appear who are not smarter (which is what is happening today as we are about to crash and burn) but more intuitive, wiser.

That is my thinking on the Alien Visitation / Abduction phenomenon. For those readers who remain skeptical of my view of Aliens, I am open to any criticisms or suggestions. Just email me through my profile or leave comments on this blog.


I haven't spoken about UFOs, that phenomena being, as I indicated earlier,  most likely an entirely different matter despite the popular association of Alien abductions and UFOs.

Secret military craft 
Let me simply say at this time that some out and out frauds. Let's not forget that. But some are undoubtedly advanced military aircraft. The triangular craft (L) is undoubtedly a military craft. 

Some are forms of raw, natural electrical energy (you'd be surprised about how little knowledge science has of these electrical forms, including lightning), and some but not all of the the pure lights  (below, L)  are psychic phenomena similar to the Alien Phenomena in that they are announcements /effects of a new consciousness. You sort them out anyway you want to.

Pure light UFOs, 1952

There is one aspect of UFOs, however, that I still don't know what to think about, and that is the unbelievable speed and direction-changing ability of many UFOs, which indicates that something other than humans are piloting them as the G-forces would kill humans. Since these UFOs  respond to radar and the approach of fighter pilots and the like, they are most likely not raw electrical energy, but something more sophisticated.

In addition, these UFOs are reported by serious observers (military, police, pilots) as being not only intensely illuminated but also having a distinct form and color range.  

Here is my incomplete thinking about these craft: they are either interstellar, which I see as possible but not very likely,  or they are secret, very advanced, remote-controlled military craft that use propulsion and masking/guidance systems far in advance of what is currently publicly known. 

Let me also say that although I am open to the origin of these craft being interstellar, the laws of physics as we know them, which are currently based on the speed of light being the highest speed possible, make such visitations highly unlikely, as the nearest star (Alpha Centauri) is 4.29 light years away and  the nearest earth-like planet we know of is 50 light years away. 

That is a huge distance, especially when modern physics tells us that nothing can travel at the speed of lightThe speed of light is 299,792 kilometers per second and the fasted speed achieved yet by any satellite ( Helios 1) is  70 kilometers per second, you can do the math to see how impossibly long such a 50 light-year voyage would be with our current technology, i.e.,   aspeed of only 70 kilometers per second.

Yet it is entirely possible that such long voyages would be possible with a advanced technology that made speeds of 200 kilometers per second possible (or 2/3 the speed of light), so theoretically it is not out of the question. The real question  though is this: what is the probability that such an advanced civilization in interstellar space would be capable of communicating with us, let alone visit us? It is extremely small, almost non-existent. 

I am not arguing that life could not exist on such planets, as it is not only possible, but probable.  What logic shows us, however, is the probability that a time window would exist here and also  in some advanced civilization hundreds or thousands of light years away that would  allow us to communicate back and forth (at close to light speed) is  close to zero. Click here for a very good, detailed  site on how this extremely remote possibility is computed. 

Let me state the problem as simply as I can: imagine earth is a huge merry go round and its different colored horses are stages of all the civilizations that have existed, exist now, and will probably exist in the future,  and imagine that the characteristics of the horses ( their lengths and color) approximate the time in hundreds of years that each civilization has existed, or will ( we think) exist in the future. Right now the Egyptian civilization from 3200 B.C. to 30 B.C. is the longest continuous civilization of which I am aware.  

Modern civilizations are of shorter duration. The Roman empire only lasted 500 years. Our own technologically advanced western civilization began around 1600 (the time of Issac Newton, Leibniz, Galileo, et al) and is still growing strong  as it passes its 400 year mark (2015 A.D.). Let's think of that technologically advanced civilization is represented by a red horse. 

How much longer that civilization will exist before it self-destructs  is open to question, as we have developed  weapons capable of destroying all life on earth. We could be generous and say that it will last 3000 years (as long as ancient Egypt) before it goes up in smoke from warfare. (Or collision with a giant meteorite, who can say?) So our red horse would be 3000 years long.

Now let's posit that the same situation exists on our supposed Advanced Interstellar culture on its red horse which is also 3000 years long on its merry go round  is attempting to contact our red horse (our technologically advanced civilization) just as our  red horse is now attempting to do the same thing with our suggested interstellar advanced civilization using  SETI. 

earth civilization
interstellar civilization


In effect, the two can only communicate succesfully if the two red horses momentarily  co-exist so that a rider on our red horse can reach out and touch a rider on the other distant red horse before they both slip out of reach of one another. 

By touch I mean that there is enough time for the rider of our red horse to speak to the distant rider and then enough time for the distant rider to answer back  to us. That is the absolute bare minimum

Remember, there is no way of telling when that "window of opportunity" will appear, nor is there is any way of of telling when, if ever,  it  will appear again. It is a matter of luck.

But that "window of oppratunity" that gives us the ability to speak back and forth is almost impossible to imagine if the two red horse civilizations on our two merry go rounds  are thousands of light years apart. 

What has to happen is that the red horse on the interstellar merry go round has to exist long enough to send out a signal and hope that  a thousand light years later someone like  our own red horse civilization will appear and last long enough to send  a signal back to this advanced interstellar civilization hoping that the interstellar civilization will in turn last long enough (at least another thousand years) to receive it. 

There is another more sophisticated explanation of the difficulties of interstellar communications in the link I just gave you and it is worth reading.

When it comes to actually visiting each other, take our imagined ability to travel at a speed of 200,000 kilometers per second ( 2/3 the speed of light). To travel to  a distant planet that is 1000 light years away at 200,000 kps would take 1492 years. Isn't 1492 an interesting number to pop up? Like Columbus, our interstellar visitors, might be extremely disappointed in what they see upon landing. 

Don't forget,  our SETI communication from us to them would have been 1000 years old by the time they got it, and the planet earth when they landed here would be an additional 1492 years older, so the earth they would be seeing from their flying saucer would be 2492 older, i.e., if our signal had been sent in 2015 they would be looking down at earth as it would be in 4507 A.D.

As to what their own interstellar civililzation would look like when they take their 1492 year trip back to it, God only knows. it might not be even there. 

All this this makes me believe that a physical interstellar craft being launched to investigate us is possible, but not highly probable.

My best and most probable sense of these craft is that they are military,  and this is extremely speculative,  that they  are made entirely of light, and only light,  and are remote (or computer) controlled. Think of something like a hologram that can be directed  at very high speeds, perhaps close to the speed of light, and that they can be both visually sighted and detected by both humans and radar and the like. 

The other possibility, of course,  is that these are physical manned or remote craft  that have advanced masking capabilities that fool both radar and observers as to their course, speed, and maneuvers. It is not out of the question. At any rate, if these craft are from our own military, we'll see them eventually. 

I will say one more thing, however, as it is remotely possible (as I've previously outlined) that these crafts are interstellar and contain interstellar intelligent beings, but from the problems I've outlined not very probable. 

Let me also say this if they are indeed interstellar:  no communication of any kind has ever been issued from the craft themselves that we know of, nor have we ever come close to capturing one, or shooting one down, to prove what they are and how they were piloted. That leaves us with the very high probability that these are advanced craft of earth origin either made of light or with advanced masking capabilities.

One last observation. I have never seen a photo of a UFO showing it as a physical craft (not a craft reportedly  made of light) that I believe was anything more than a photographic trick using models. Most special effects gurus agree with me on this by the way. Unfortunately, those UFOs usually look like the warming cover-dishes used in hotels to keep food hot. If those are the best designs that Alien beings from outer space could put together, we have nothing to fear.

Let's Go Deeper and Harder 

into the Pros and Cons

For those who feel I've been pitching softballs but  want some hard balls, here are some for you. Grab some coffee because I'm going to throw them at you fast and furious whether you're ready or not:

Alien Theorists Position: UFOs and Alien Visitations/Abductions are based, in part, on a belief that  UFOs containing extraterrestrial beings (Aliens) visited earth in prehistoric times to create the human race.


I know of no preliterate myth or carving indicating an alien-like God appearing either out of the "mist" or from a vehicle of some type to create the world and human beings. 

Preliterate stories about human creation are always a part of a general creation myth describing the birth of earth and the heavens and its first God-like inhabitants (us). 

All of those creation myths begin with chaos or thought or the earth elements eventually forming those first Gods and eventually human beings. For a good review of them I suggest you see the Wikipedia discussion of them.

Sumerian mythic figures
Yet for those who insist they have found (or imagined) or had a vision of an alien Creation of the world (including humans) and that it has the elements of a general Creation myth, all I can say in return is that while it is theoretically possible that such a view of Creation exists somewhere, I will believe it when I see it. You know my email.

Our current scientific theories are not much better, but there is some hard evidence backing them. Unfortunately they are all based on the assumption that the very earliest humans were primates who developed an upright stance and large brain size and that alone was sufficient reason for becoming human.

Those are physical characteristics, however, that also belonged to the primates we evolved from, i.e.,  primates who had existed for hundreds of thousands of years with the same upright stance and large brain size and would continue to exist for hundreds of thousands of years after the first "human" primates evolved from them. That is to say, for a very long time, both before and after the advent of a human primate, the two would have been physically identical.

What we need is a quality that really distinguishes the human animal from the animal we evolved from (as well as all other animal), because physical characteristics really do not define what a human is, and therefore can't supply the reasons why some primates became human. What I am proposing is that something else occurred that distinguished the two, and that is the human primate developed an ability (and desire) to create stories. 

The role of this physically-invisible ability is never really accounted for in mainstream evolutionary thinking because that thinking is bogged down in the quagmire of the physical realm.

It is a human's ability to create stories: to reach back in memory and create a little world with a beginning, middle and end that allow humans to communicate very complex truths such as Macbeth and E= MC2. This definition of human may surprise you, but it is a very old one and bears up under investigation. Tool-making, fire-creation, logic, etc., are really the result of our unique ability to communicate ideas and emotions via stories.

For example, recent studies of chimpanzees show that while they can use tools such as sticks to dig out termites and the like, and will pass the requisite motions on to a companion while they are doing it, they don't have the means, or interest, to pass the idea on to others afterwards. 

That is because they cannot reach back into memory and create stories. They can only express current emotions or actions. Only humans can create stories. I suggest you take a look at the Appendix of ALICE HICKEY: Between Worlds (Excerpts 12-25on thisas it is the human's ability and desire to create stories that really separates us from all other animals.

Although it is theoretically possible that Aliens engineered this particular genetic change in primates, thereby creating the first humans, there is no hard evidence of that in the early epic stories that Alien theorists see as scientific reports (and not the metaphoric story poems they really are.) What we have here again  is a complete ignorance of the nature of these ancient story poems. I say this as an artist and poet very familiar with these ancient story poems.

I thus see it as highly improbable that such an alien/human creation theory will ever gather enough hard evidence to outweigh the current scientific theory on the natural evolution of the human species. For one thing, the Alien theorists have never defined what being human means, i.e., have never defined the exact nature of the genetic change. What kind of thinking is that?

I'll tell you what kind it is: sloppy thinking.

I say this recognizing that the existing scientific evidence itself is itself sketchy and still limited to factors such as upright stance, walking stride, thumb, and brain cavity size and shape. Yet it can’t be ignored. It's a question of which theory (and supporting evidence) is stronger. Right now, I'd side with conventional science (as sketchy as it is) that some form of primates eventually evolved into humans.

My deepest conviction, however, is that the reasons for our transition to human will always be in the mysterious realm of myth. Always. Myth is not fable. Myth is a story that reveals the mysterious nature of something though the use of metaphor. Got it? 

yet something else is needed beyond science and shallow Alien speculation that will allow us to live comfortably with that mystery. Only art can do that. What I am suggesting is that you consider  the possibility that the various mythic conceptions of human creation are far more compelling than either the Alien theory or the current scientific evolutionary theories.

Who are you going to believe on this matter of humans coming into existence: the early, metaphoric creation myths that indicate the truly mysterious nature of human creation, or the scanty physical evidence of science, or some hastily concocted alien visitation scheme that grossly misinterprets those early myths by taking them to be factual statements?

The great metaphoric creation myths were story poems—metaphoric stories issuing from the collective unconscious of early humans. These ancient metaphoric stories are as illusive as dreams when it comes to interpreting them. We can only feel their truth and be content to leave it at that.

If you would like to investigate a creation myth (The creation of human consciousness) that was made from a preliterate mindset, I suggest you take a look at ALICE HICKEY: Between Worlds, (Chapter Three). 

That is about all I want to say about the possibility that Aliens created the human race. I'm ready for any hard balls you  have that are as good as mine.

Here is another widely held Alien theorist position:

Alien Theorists Position: UFOs and Alien Visitations/Abductions are  based, in part, on a belief that  Aliens Assisted Humans Once Humans Came Into Being 

There is a persistent stream of alternative thinking which holds that once humans came into being, Aliens assisted those early humans in designing and constructing their great stone monuments (Stonehenge, Sphinx, Egyptian pyramids, Inca walls, Meso-American pyramids etc.)

The assumption behind this position is the belief that early humans were not mentally or technically capable of building them.


There are a few glyphs, carvings and translations of preliterate myths that could be interpreted as aliens visiting earth to instruct human beings in advanced thinking. But these are very skinny interpretations that could just as easily be interpreted as metaphoric representations of an unconscious (psychic) entity or intuition doing the same thing.

After all, that is the way all human knowledge has advanced since the beginning of time, by intuition, either by a sudden insight interrupting our conscious minds or by an even more startling insight that arrives via psychic event, such as a vision. We can see this even in modern times. Einstein himself was a champion of intuition: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."

Another well-documented case of intuition concerns Frederick Kekule's (1829 - 1896) discovery of the structure of benzene. Kekule saw the answer in a dream of a snake coiled and biting its tail. In an intuitive flash, he realized that the molecular structure was characterized by a ring of carbon atoms. Benzene is a 6 carbon ringed compound with 6 hydrogen atoms with the carbon-carbon bonds arranged alternately single and double. This discovery opened the way to modern theories of organic chemistry.

My own experiences with intuition makes me favor the interpretation of these preliterate "aliens creating/teaching human" glyphs as metaphoric representations of the arrival of an insight. After all, that is the way the preliterate mind operated: it expressed (and interpreted) events in terms of art ( oral story poems, drawings, carvings, etc.) which are metaphoric by their nature.

If you are not aware of the difference between preliterate consciousness (which was imitative /metaphoric) and modern consciousness (which is explaining, logical, factual) I suggest you read Julian Jaynes'   The Origin of Human Consciousness in the Bi-Cameral Mind. Or my own ALICE HICKEY: Between WorldsLink 

Once you are familiar with how the preliterate mind worked and how it expressed itself through its art, you'll begin to see that all the preliterate art (carvings, oral myths) left us are metaphoric in nature and not statements of scientific fact as so many alternative thinkers take them to be. 

It is a big, big mistake to see them as statements of facts.

All that aside, there is still the alternative position that the great prehistoric stone monuments could not have possibly been built by Stone Age humans. This position is widely held by Alien theorists who seem completely ignorant of the artistic and anthropological evidence of the high native intelligence and construction capabilities of early prehistoric (Stone Age) humans.

I see most of these alternative views as being no more than highly speculative, imaginative exercises made possible by the fact that prehistoric cultures (having no writing) left no evidence as to how and why their great monuments were constructed,  as well as no written evidence as to the nature of their cultures and how they evolved.

For example, among Alien theorists there exist no alternative views concerning the 430 B.C. construction of the Parthenon (even though only approximately 1200 years separate it from Stonehenge, c.1600 B.C.). This is because the literate Greeks left voluminous written evidence of the particulars of its construction and its place in their culture.

Every bit of rigorous scientific evidence suggests that the people of Stonehenge had the same intelligence and mental capabilities as the Parthenon Greeks. Therefore, if the Greeks could figure out how to build the Parthenon, the early Britons could figure out how to build Stonehenge. Period. End of Argument.

With all that said, let's get into the nitty gritty of the current alternative thinking on these Alien visitations and assistance. 

Here is the basic Alien theorist thinking: Aliens are superior beings from some unknown part of the universe who came to earth in prehistoric times. 

They transported themselves via UFOs and assisted humans in the creation of their early cultures and the construction of the large stone monuments symbolizing those cultures. Furthermore, they have continued to visit us in order to evaluate our progress and guide us.

This Alien theorist position is based on several assumptions, which are seldom questioned. I am going to state those assumptions now and analyze them to see how solid they are.

Here are their assumptions:

Assumption 1. Alien theorists hold that the preliterate stone carvings, cave drawings and oral myths that came into existence hundreds if not thousands of years before we learned to read and write (c. 3200 thru 1200 B.C. depending on the culture) have been seriously misinterpreted by our western scientific culture.

Alien theorists see these misinterpretations being the result of conventional science failing to see that the many recorded appearances of various Gods in preliterate and early literate times were, in reality, recordings of physical visits by advanced beings from some other (or alternative) part of the universe.

Assumption 2. Alien theorists also hold that preliterate humans and very early literate humans (Egyptians, Sumerians  c.3200 B.C.) didn’t possess the skills necessary to design, engineer and build their monumental stone sculptures and structures. I am referring here such structures as the pyramids in early literate Egypt (2500 B.C) and the monumental stone sculptures in preliterate Bronze Age Britain such as Stonehenge (built in stages from c.3200 thru 1600 B.C.) 

Assumption 3. Alien theorists also hold that there is no other univers ( e.g., a spiritual or psychic universe) than the physical preliterate,  a view it holds in common with our modern scientific view of the universe.

Let's analyze each of these assumptions:

Let me dispose of Assumption 3 first. Today, Western thought holds that the scientific approach is the only valid approach to knowledge. Much of the strength of that belief comes from the accomplishments of the scientific approach, the most significant one being our creation of atomic fission, fusion, and  weapons. 

My own take on that is that while its accomplishments are indeed extraordinary, it is clear that our current scientific knowledge of the structure of matter is incomplete. 

I doubt any scientist would contest that statement. In other words, despite the scientific method being strong enough to have allowed us to create atomic fission, fusion and weapons,  it has not yet given us a complete rational explanation of the nature of matter. Scientists assure us they will eventually give us one, but I have my doubts. It will surely be more complete, but not totally complete.

I quote two lines from poet Richard Wilbur that pretty much sums up my thinking on this:

"Kick at the rock, Sam Johnson, break your bones: 
But cloudy, cloudy is the stuff of stones."

But we also have to take a very hard look at one of the basic axioms of the scientific approach:  that there is only one world, the physical world. In short, anything that cannot be physically observed and tested is an hallucination of some sort, a short circuit of the brain.

In other words, because such events cannot be tested by the scientific method, they don't exist. This is utter foolishness. Such non-physical events do exist. Indeed they are the very seeds that have driven every civlization on the globe into existence. 

My own experience however, and that of Eastern civilizations, tells me that non-physical events do exist and are valid subjects for human inquiry. 

This is something that Harvard psychiatrist John Mack concluded after studying hundreds of alien visitations: that although they are not physical events,  but psychic events worthy of study. I suggest you read Harvard psychiatrist John Mack’s substantial findings in this area.

To sum it all up, if you reduce our study of the world to what can be physically examined by the cientific method, you are eliminating a critical part of the human experience. It is a stupid prejudice.

The second assumption (that early humans didn’t possess the skills necessary to design, engineer and build their monumental stone sculptures) has no basis in fact. There is no hard scientific evidence thatthey didn't posses the necessary skills. It is merely hearsay by Alien theorists who almost to a man seem to have no scientific or anthropological knowledge of the native intelligence of preliterate humans. Nor do they seem to have have any practical heavy-stone construction and engineering knowledge worth mentioning.

I'm sorry to say this, but most Alien theorists are basically well-meaning theorists who have fabricated a rather sloppy position which holds that humans living in preliterate and early literate cultures lacked the intelligence, organization and problem-solving ability necessary to design and construct large stone structures.

First of all, the hard scientific evidence to date is that early humans were every bit as smart as we are, and that this intelligence was evident from the time some part of the human species homo sapiens left Africa 40, 000 years ago.

This position is based primarily on the skull cavities of these humans having a size similar to our own, indicating equal brain size, but also the tools they developed and structures they lived in, but even more so on the quality of art they produced, which is the equal (as Picasso once remarked) of the art that our own advanced Western civilization has produced.

Here is the crux of my position: there are only 1200 years, an extremely small span of time,between the literate Greek homo sapiens who constructed the Parthenon (circa 430 B.C.) and the preliterate Britons homo sapiens who constructed the final monumental stones (sarsens and lintels) of Stonehenge (circa 1600 B.C.) .

Assuming there was a uniform distribution of native intelligence (logical ability, memory, problem solving) across the entire range of homo sapiens in Europe (since there is no scientific  evidence to the contrary) our preliterate Stonehenge Britons would be every bit as natively intelligent as the Parthenon Greeks.

Nor is it possible to posit that the Greeks went through a selective and extremely rapid evolutionary change (increase) in native intelligence over that 1200 year period and thereby jumped ahead of the Stonehenge Britons, since no evidence exists that such a gigantic evolutionary increase in native intelligence did take place, or has ever taken place any where at any time.

What did happen to the Greeks, however, was that they learned how to read and write before constructing the Parthenon and and the Britons didn't before constructing Stonehenge. 

What writing changed for the Greeks was not native intelligence, but how they looked at themselves and the world, i.e., the Greeks experienced a true, very rapid evolutionary change in the nature of their consciousness, not their intelligence. I'll say more about this later.

Right now, just so you’ll have a time scale for the development of reading and writing:
Stone Age begins: 40,000B.C.
Bronze Age begins: circa 3000 B.C
Iron Age takes over circa 1300 B.C.

Literacy generally began around 1200 B.C. for most cultures (give or take several hundred years) with much earlier dates of 3200 B.C for the Egyptians and Sumerians.

Since no one has been foolish enough to suggest that the huge granite and marble Parthenon was engineered by Aliens, it seems obvious that it is equally foolish to suggest that Stonehenge was engineered by Aliens, since both groups of homo sapiens were equal in native intelligence. Everything follows from that, i.e., the problem-solving ability of both groups would also have been equal and both would have found solutions to carving and transporting large stones, lifting them, putting them in place.

Let me put it to you this way, if you dropped Aristotle of 300 B.C. Greece into the plains of 1600 B.C. Stonehenge and pitted him against one of the builders of Stonehenge in a contest of stone construction and problem-solving using only the tools available in 1600 B.C. Britain, it would be a draw, or possibly Aristotle might lose, being a philosopher with little practical construction experience.

Thus while their native intelligence would be the same, and therefore their problem-solving ability the same, we do have to consider that there are some important cultural differences that account for the finished beauty of the Parthenon and the rough aesthetic of Stonehenge.

Part of the difference is that the Parthenon Greeks of 430 B.C. had been literate for 500 years (since 900 B.C.) while the Stonehenge Britons of 1600 B.C. would have to wait another 2000 years so for the Romans and Anglo-Saxons to bring them a written language (Old English approx 450 A.D. ) from which the language we know today as English would grow. 

For one thing, this means is that there are written records of the actual construction of the Greek Parthenon that simply make it impossible for alternative thinkers to attribute extraterrestrial assistance in the construction of the Parthenon.

This holds for any literate culture. Egypt developed early hieroglyphic and alphabetic writing around 3200 B.C. and had 1700 years of literacy behind them by the time the Giza pyramids were built in 2500 B.C.

Why alternative thinkers keep attributing extraterrestrial assistance to the construction of the pyramids when written and hieroglyphic records exist concerning their construction is simply beyond me. It is a bit sketchy in the case of the Giza Pyramids, much of it simply being lost, but there is a consistent stream of information about the other pyramids and structures.

However, since there were no written records in preliterate cultures, such as Stone Age Britain, alternative thinkers are free to make it up in any way they please for edifices such as Stonehenge.

But a written language per se, is not really the point. The point is that concurrent with the advent of writing, there came the ability to accurately record thoughts and events of all kinds, and out of that grew not only a huge amount of reference material, but more importantly, a very rapid evolutionary change in consciousness (not native intelligencethat was capable of  examining and reporting on everything, which in turn gave birth to Greek mathematics, history, science, medicine etc.

Out of that, of course, eventually came a sense of art and architecture that could be passed down in great detail to future generations and in turn modified generation after generation, so that by 430 B.C, an extremely detailed tradition would exist, such as we see evidenced in the design of the Parthenon that was far more sophisticated than the rough stone structures of preliterate Greece, one of which is shown below, and which is not much different from Stonehenge. 

A structure from preliterate  Mycenaean Greece c. 1300 B.C.

The native intelligence of the Greeks didn’t increase or change between Mycenean Greece and the Greece of the Parthenon. What changed was the way the Greeks looked at the world because of literacy, i.e., they began to examine the world logically and record everything around them. This logical, examining way of knowing the Greeks termed logos knowingNeedless to say, the knowledge that came with literacy grew slowly at first then like a chain reaction until it was encyclopedic by 430 B.C. (500 years after the advent of Greek literacy.) 

A good metaphor would be that writing allowed the Greeks to develop a history of architecture and different ways of construction. The preliterate Stonehenge Britons however, had no way of doing this, of accumulating factual knowledge in great detail. They only had their oral story poems and carvings, which are very poor vehicles for recording facts, but excellent vehicles for imitating and expressing the mysteries of life and death.

The Greeks called this preliterate way of knowing MuthosFor our Stonehenge Britons, Muthos immersed them in their all-consuming, spiritual preliterate culture, which was of the greatest importance to them: it was what interested them as a culture. 

But here’s the important point: they  didn’t really care about accumulating factual, physical knowledge. Preliterate consciousness was more concerned with artistically imitating and expressing the mysteries of human existence. It was completely different from that of the literate Greeks.

(As an aside, let me say that  it is the height of idiocy to theorize that the ancient artistic/ spiritual Britons arranged stones and the like to guide advanced UFO craft in navigating around the globe. After all, if the craft could come across thousands of light years to visit us, I think they could find their way around the planet once they got here, don't you?)

I’ll say more about this critical difference of the preliterate mind later, because unless you understand the preliterate mind, you’re going to misunderstand the meanings of all their all mythic story poems and carvings, which is exactly what has happened with many of our Alien theorists and alternative thinkers. 

Yet we shouldn’t let this supposed preliterate disinterest in explaining things convince us for one moment that these preliterate humans weren’t as natively intelligent as we are. Rather, their intelligence was intensely focused on spiritual matters and the artistic imitations of those concepts. 

We’ll see shortly that their artistic achievements were so accomplished as to leave no doubt as to their native intelligence being equal to that of the a Parthenon Greeks.

But to get back to the point at hand: Greek literacy resulted in a highly developed Greek sense of architecture, which is a partial way of explaining the architectural differences between the Parthenon and Stonehenge. But the other thing that made the real difference between the Parthenon and Stonehenge were the tools each culture had to work with.

We shouldn’t be fooled by the crude stone sculptures and rock carvings done by Stone Age humans. They had neither bronze nor iron tools to work with—only other stones. You try it sometime.
I have a great deal to say about this in my site on the preliterate construction of the Sphinx. 

Although some gold and silver jewelry has survived from the Stone ages, all the other art forms (wood drawings and carvings, fabric drawings, etc) have perished, and these were undoubtedly the dominant materials used for art. 

The only art form, outside of jewelry,  that has survived en masse over the millennia are stone structures and rock carvings. They are everywhere, but their function remains uncertain in many cases. See megaliths

Finally let me say this because it’s the elephant in the room: the Stonehenge Britons probably didn’t care about “finishing” their stones as the Parthenon Greeks did. Part of that is due to the fact that the hard granite of the huge sarsens is very difficult to shape with stones. Yet as the Egyptians showed with their  obelisks, which were hard granite, it could be done with very hard stones called dolomite.

The real reason why the Stonehenge Britons  didn't care is due to the fact that what was really important to the preliterate Stonehenge Britons were the spiritual implications of these stones, as stones, which all preliterate cultures saw as imperishable, like the Gods

It should be obvious to anyone by this time that outside of the stone burial structures built by many of these cultures, stones—as stones—were also used in a spiritual, even a healing way, by prehistoric cultures. Their timelessness was Godlike, so it is no wonder they were seen as having healing powers. 

There is increasing archeological evidence that the smaller, more numerous blue stones inside the larger sarsens at Stonehenge were used as part of a healing process. Why we don’t know, but it seems now that they were. 

This may seem like so much nonsense to us now, because we’d rather think of Stonehenge and all the rest of the prehistoric stone monuments as astronomical calendars, but that is our modern scientific prejudice. Undoubtedly they were sometimes used as directional (equinox) pointers to the Sun, but we have to remember that those planting and harvesting directions were also highly spiritual. God = Sun, remember?

As for dolmens, the long rows and arrangements of stones, it’s obvious they had a spiritual, perhaps a healing purpose. We don’t really know why they saw stones in such a way, or why they arranged them in the way they did, or exactly how they were used, but it’s obvious these stones had to have served a special purpose. It was very hard work moving and lifting them, right? It wasn’t a whim.

For prehistoric cultures, everything was spiritual. It’s the key to understanding them and their art, which was driven by visions, not conscious planning.

I should add here as a caveat to my statement that Pre-Bronze and Pre-Iron age Egyptians actually created "finished" stone structures using only stone implements, but that was because of an architectural aesthetic that had been developed as result of their early literacy (3200 B.C.). They were also helped, of course, by the fact that the stones being carved (except for the obelisks)  were usually soft sandstone or limestone.

But what is important in my  comparison of the Stonehenge Britons and the Parthenon Greeks  is that both cultures (Greeks, Britons) had the same native intelligence when it came to solving the intricacies of quarrying, transporting, carving, lifting and moving very large stones.

We also have to focus on the construction advantage the Greeks had over the Britons. The Greeks of 400 B.C. had iron tools to shape the hard granite and marble of the Parthenon. They also had simple pulleys and the wheel, both of which seem to have not been available to the Stonehenge Britons.

The 1600 B.C. Stonehenge Britons, however, had only stone tools with which to carve out and shape the hard granite blocks of Stonehenge (it seems no bronze tools were used at Stonehenge, despite the introduction of bronze in Britain circa 2100 B.C.). 

All this gave the Parthenon builders a tremendous advantage in speed of construction and stone finishing. But that’s it: a speed advantage. Not construction savvy. 

It just takes a lot of men if you don’t have iron tools and pulleys and wheels and the like, but it can be done with earth moving and levers and endless pounding.

You don’t need beam-lifting spaceships (L) for Stonehenge anymore than you need them for the Parthenon. And that goes for all the preliterate monumental stone structures both in the old and new world.

If we only had these rough Stone Age structures and carvings as evidence of a Stone Age native intelligence equal to that of the Parthenon Greeks, we wouldn't be able to demonstrably show how truly intelligent these early peoples were.

This where the mind-bending art of some Stone Age cultures comes in, which Alien theorists, being primarily gear heads, have completely ignored. 

There isn't any doubt in anybody's mind today that high aesthetic capability is a certain indicator of high native intelligence. Fortunately, despite the ravages of time, certain non-stone art forms have been miraculously preserved (such as the cave drawings in Altamira and other European caves which date to some 18,000 to 35,000 years ago—Stone Age Europe.)

We have the cave drawings at Altamira today only because the caves were sealed by a rock slide around 13,000 B.C., thereby preserving them. Any other visual art forms, however, that would have been created by Stone Age humans: paintings on wood or fabric, wood carvings, clay sculptures, etc., would have long ago been dissolved by time.

However, a few very early fired-clay sculptures have miraculously survived, such as the Venus of Willendorf, an 11 cm (4.3 in) female figure estimated to have been made between 24,000 and 22,000 B.C..

If you don’t think this statue is as sophisticated and mysterious as anything made by Brancusi or Picasso, you should wake up, or at the very least, read the squabbling interpretations of anthropologists and archeologists to show you how mysterious this figure really is because they don’t have a clue. 

It’s only when you look at the statue as a metaphor for the Mother Goddess aka The First Mother (which is how the prehistoric humans would have looked at it) that the statue explains itself. 

The statue is not a representation of female fertility per se either, because a woman that fat (if at all possible in an always-hungry, hunter-gatherer world) would not only be undesirable but would also be pretty much incapable of copulation. And if she ever did manage get it on, she’d probably have died in childbirth. Ask any obstetrician. 

It had to have been a metaphor for something else, namely a metaphor for the Mother Goddess/ Mother of all HumansThe large fat breasts and belly and arms and thighs can only be human versions of the incredibly enlarged, gorged size of the queen bee, something that preliterate humans knew well and must have wondered at. And honored: One out of Many: which is exactly how the Mother Goddess/ Mother of all Humans /First Mother was seen.

The fact that you can’t see her face is also spiritual. Ask the ancient Hebrews about that. For early Hebrews, God's name couldn't be spoken, meaning God is beyond comprehension, which is another way of saying: God's face shouldn’t/couldn’t be seen because it was beyond comprehension and would cause death. Look away, Moses! Remember how Moses was warned about not trying to look at God’s face? The same thing is being represented by this faceless Mother Goddess.

If we only had the caves at Altamira and this so- called Venus as evidence of the high artistic vision of these prehistoric cultures, it’s enough to suggest that Stone Age man was artistically as sophisticated as the Greeks of 400 B.C., maybe even ahead of the Greeks in terms of their impressionistic qualities. When Picasso first saw them he remarked, "We have learned nothing."

It’s far more modern than what the Greeks were doing, as beautiful as that was. Think about it.

I rest my case.

There remain one other issue, however, that has to be addressed in regard to the arguments of the  Alien theorists.

Alien Theorists Position: UFOs and Alien Visitations /Abductions are  based, in part, on a belief that:
The preliterate stone carvings, cave drawings and oral myths that came into existence hundreds if not thousands of years before we learned to read and write (3300 thru 1000 B.C.) have been seriously misinterpreted by our western scientific culture in that it failed to see that they were, in reality, recordings of physical visits by advanced beings from some other (or alternative ) part of the universe. 


Of the numerous of cave drawings, clay sculptures, and rock carvings that have come down to us, there are a handful that portray a kneeling/standing human receiving something or looking up at, or praying to, a larger standing figure (Alien/God?). 

There are also a few portraying a figure (Alien/God?) in some kind of vehicle, or fire, or clouds, descending from, or ascending to, the sky.

These are the only ones that could realistically be interpreted as portraying an Alien being, but then again they could just as easily be portrayed as they have been for millennia: as spiritual/psychic visions of the Gods.

The great oral myths (Book of Moses, Odyssey, Iliad, Gilgamesh) that eventually were transcribed into writing also contain verbal descriptions of similar events (God giving Ten Commandments to Moses, Athena advising Odysseus). 

Again, we can choose to see them as physical visitations by Aliens or in the manner they have been interpreted for millennia: as spiritual/psychic visions of the Gods, or in Jungian terms: psychic visions created by the collective unconscious .

Aside from those depicted God/Alien? visitations (which take the form of "drawings"), the great oral myths are very different. These great oral myths cultural are stories about cultural truths/beliefs, and not about God/Alien visitations per se, although such visitations do occur in these stories.

After all, these were cultures whose inhabitants were constantly experiencing voices and visions. The correct way to look at these great stories (Genesis, Gilgamesh, Iliad)  is to see them as  waking dreams that reflected the  truths and beliefs that held these cultures together.

The thousands of other rock carvings, cave paintings, clay sculptures, and oral poems may be portrayals of the God-like animals, or  important events (wars, floods) but you will be missing the boat unless you understand that they are almost always  artistic imitations of dream/psychic visions coming from the Other World, the World of the Gods, the collective unconscious.

This is because the function of art in the preliterate world was not to become famous like Andy Warhol, but to imitate divinely inspired visions so as to reflect the divine order of World of the Gods. 

Aligning the intent of this world with that of the Gods was what preliterate cultures and their art was all about. Period.

This is something our rational mindset has a hard time handling. I  can assure you, however, that preliterate peoples didn’t, as their consciousness was one that was highly psychic and artistic by nature. Again, Julian Jaynes is must reading on this crucial difference  if you truly want to understand these  very different early cultures. 

It might also help if you take a look at my ALICE HICKEY: Between Worlds and SOULSPEAK: The Outward Journey of the Soul.

For an excellent analysis and deconstruction of the Ancient Alien  Theory, but from a much different perspective than mine, I suggest you visit Chris White's  site Ancient Aliens Debunked

Between his perspectibe and mine, the Ancient Alien Theory is given a thorough going ovet. You can then make up your own mind if it is worth considering as a serious theory.