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It is demonic and powerfully evil. It
is needful to know how the space mind works.
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Oversoul As Saucer
20 Nov 1994 posted:
Oversoul As Saucer - A transcription of the last
two chapters from the rare TalkingBook version of Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations.
Exceptional for being omitted from the recent Harper print edition of this story.
Here Terence narrates a possible UFO contact scenario for the final ingression
of the transcendental hyperobject.
20: The Oversoul as Saucer.
There is building in global
society an increasingly intense expectation of the intervention into human history
by UFOs. It is very similar in tone to the buildup of messianic expectation in
the Hellenistic world in the several centuries preceding the birth of Christ.
The leaders of Roman society may have been caught off guard by the appearance
of Christ, but they had no one to blame but themselves since millions of people
in the ancient world were expectantly awaiting some kind of messiah. So today,
science and government koo-koo the idea of world contact with the UFOs, while
the contact cults grow ever larger and more insistent that contact is about to
Imagine, therefore, what you may never have seriously imagined
before. Imagine what would happen if the UFOs were to appear. Imagine a spaceship
of the close encounters of the third kind variety suddenly appearing in orbit
around the Earth. Television and mass media would carry its image to every man,
woman and child on the planet. Governments would be paralyzed. Science would be
helpless to explain where it came from or how it got here. Millenarian hysteria
would break out everywhere. The UFO would be hailed as savior and denounced as
The end of the world would appear imminent, and all this
would occur before the contact was more than a visual image. Then the UFO would
begin its revelation. Vast displays of beneficent power can be expected. Perhaps
it would mysteriously neutralize all weapons of mass destruction, or it might
use some sort of ray to cure all terrestrial cancer. Whatever it does one may
be sure that its actions will be impressive. Its actions will convert millions
to the UFO religion in a space of hours. Indeed, its actions will be specifically
designed to overwhelm us with the reality of its power and presence. That will
close the first stage of the revelation.
The second stage will be
the teachings. Telepathically imparted, the specifics of the teachings cannot
be anticipated, but they will urge love, voluntary simplicity, concern for one
another, renunciation of war, perhaps renunciation of the destructive application
of science. Whatever the teachings, the UFO will promise immense reward to those
who follow them and dire consequences for those who do not. And the teachings
will be delivered in so poetically perfect a way, so rich in understanding and
appealing nuances that no one will doubt their origin in a being wise and good
and immensely superior to ourselves. The delivery of the teachings will set the
stage for the third and last and most shocking phase of the revelation: the departure.
The saucer, promising vaguely to return, will simply disappear. The
entire process could take less than a month. If this seems a short time
recall that the entire public career of Christ lasted only three years. Christ's
career occurred in a world where information could move no faster than a horse's
gallop. Yet three years in one small part of the world was all that was necessary
to launch a world religion that was vital for 1500 years. In a world of electronic
communication the impact of the saucer's arrival, miracles, teaching and departure
would be incalculable - even if it all occurred within a month.
saucer would leave in its wake a science utterly unable to provide any answers
to the important questions concerning what had gone on. The vast majority of people
would be fanatical converts to the teachings of the saucer, and any institution
in opposition to those teachings could expect to be swept away almost overnight.
The departure of the UFO would create a sense of abandonment, the agony of which
could be expected to echo in the human psyche for centuries. The only panacea
would be the religion of the saucer, the religion left behind. Science would be
discredited and soon abandoned in favor of a thousand or more years of exegesis
of the saucerian message. Is it not a familiar pattern in the light of our discussion
of Christ and Rome?
What will never be said in the wake of such an
event and so must be said now while there is still time for all of the above to
occur and yet still be deception. A benign deception designed to save us from
our advanced science and infantile ethics, but a deception nevertheless. The saucer,
no matter how alien it appears, no matter how advanced its demonstrations of power,
is NOT a vehicle from some other star system, it is the oversoul of humanity up
to its oldest trick. If one knows this one can live through the revelation and
the destruction of our scientific world and yet evade the immense power of this
most powerful of all transference phenomenon and thereby maintain the integrity
of one's own soul and spirit.
Remember, I am not a debunker of flying
saucers or a defender of science, I am a contactee, and this book is the painstakingly
told story of my own involvement with the UFOs. I am one of those Vallee has pinpointed
as being a carrier of ideas that pave the way for the scenario I have just described.
Yet from it all I have learned that there is no religious revelation more satisfying
than the hard won fruits of simple understanding. And there is no liberation to
compare with freeing oneself from the illusions and delusions of the age in which
I reach these conclusions through my use and familiarity
with psilocybin and other psychedelic drugs. They immerse their user in
the world of the oversoul and make one privileged to at least a part of its mechanics
of operation. They allow a private dialogue with the oversoul that is outside
the context of the struggle between science and revelation that leaves no choice
between the alienation of the rationalist and the tired formulas of the fanatic
believer. Psychedelic drugs hold out the possibility of healing the breach between
science and morality at the level of the individual, thus freeing one to evolve
independent of the chaos and transformation the UFOs may soon bring to humanity.
Vallee's recent book 'Messengers of Deception' vibrates with fear
of the unconscious and alienation from the matrix of the larger psyche out of
which rational thought has emerged. He fears the destruction of rationalism and
scientific thought, yet never once does he mention the potential world wrecking
crisis that the undirected development of science and technology has brought into
being. He paints himself as an open-minded investigator of UFOs, yet never questions
the motives of the retired and unnamed intelligence officers in which he places
so much faith. It is impossible that the CIA is unaware of the social impact belief
in UFOs is having?
If they were unaware of it before then surely the
recent writings of Vallee himself must have alerted them to the potential challenge
UFO beliefs pose to orthodox institutions. Based on Vallee's own ideas of an informational
struggle between rational and irrational elements, how was he able to ignore the
possibility that the mutilations which he is so eager to connect with UFOs are
nothing more that a government agency's clumsy attempt to discredit the genuine
UFO phenomenon? It is a typical method of the intelligence community to discredit
human groups it opposes by faking atrocities in such a way that they appear to
have been committed by the group whose discrediting is sought.
gives examples of this but never suspects that some government agency might be
using this technique to impede the transfer of loyalties from political institutions
to the UFOs. He mentions the proximity of animal mutilations to high-security
government installations but never suggests this might be because such installations
are the source of these mutilations.
Few UFO sightings involve confusion
among witnesses over whether or not what they saw was a UFO or a helicopter. Yet
in the animal mutilation cases many witnesses insist a helicopter was involved.
Vallee is at pains to say no physical evidence of a UFO has ever been collected.
Yet later he passes over the fact that a quite ordinary surgical scalpel was found
at one cattle mutilation site. It seems possible to me that some people in government
have read Vallee and are familiar with his theories regarding UFOs as a factor
introducing shifts in belief systems and institutional loyalties on a global scale.
Without knowing what UFOs really are these persons and agencies have
launched smoke screen operations designed to cast doubt on the motives and harmlessness
of UFOs and so to retard or halt the shift of loyalties and beliefs now reaching
epidemic proportions. I suspect that Vallee's book may be the opening shot in
a media war whose purpose will be to connect the occult, right-wing fanaticism,
and animal mutilations to the UFO, all in an effort to cast doubt on the vast
power and benign intent of the saucer phenomenon. Vallee's title 'Messengers of
Deception' bears a curious resemblance to J. Edgar Hoover's 'Masters of Deceit'.
There the boogey man was communism. In Vallee's book we are told the
new boogey man is UFO phenomenon. Who chose the title for Vallee's book? Was it
Vallee or the mysterious major who was so helpful in guiding Vallee down these
new avenues of speculation? I believe that Vallee whether wittingly or unwittingly
is himself a messenger of deception and has become the spearhead of a conscious
effort to sow even deeper confusion in society regarding UFOs.
might say it is an effort foredoomed to failure. The collective overmind of our
species is the source of the UFO and its designs cannot be deflected or turned
aside. Its viewpoint is one of thousands of years and its means visionary and
charismatic belief systems which act to restore the balance between understanding
of and reverence for the universe is a message more powerful than any offered
by the profane materialist societies that have grown so foolish as to imagine
themselves the stewards of human destiny. Humanity alone and each of us individually
is the steward of human destiny. This is the real meaning of the UFOs and the
experiment at La Chorrera.
My own ideas concerning the mechanics by
which the oversoul creates the UFO encounters might take the following form. Dimethyltriptamine
when smoked, snuffed, or injected induces a brief and extremely intense psychedelic
experience whose overwhelming sense of contact with the Other is unparalleled.
For the last decade or so this extraordinary property of DMT has made it seem
to many who sought a chemical basis for schizophrenia as the long sought schizotoxin.
Studies have proved inconclusive however. DMT concentration has not been proven
to differ significantly in schizophrenic and normal controls. Studies have established
the presence of DMT in the human body, however the origin and significance of
the DMT is unknown.
Although it may reflect endogenous synthesis,
it could also result from diet, bacterial by-products, human laboratory error,
or other sources. Bearing in mind the bizarre power of the DMT experience, its
presence and unknown role in human metabolism, add one more fact: the strange
aura of suggestibility that can precede the onset of the intense hallucination
phase of the DMT experience.
This period of suggestibility may last
15 seconds to a minute, and is a time during which the assumptions which the experient
projects concerning the unusual shift of sensory input acquires enormous power.
A few moments later the power of the now numinous assumption overwhelms the consciousness
of the observer with a scenario while totally bizarre and outrageous nevertheless
is somehow a complete psychological fulfillment of the expectations formed in
the few minutes of transition that preceded the visionary engulfment.
What I am proposing is that something like this happens during a UFO close encounter
and the cause may verywell be something which must be partially sought in the
human organism. Imagine a person wandering alone in unfamiliar country: suddenly
there's a hackle-raising sense of weirdness, then a feeling of numbness in the
limbs, followed by a clearing of vision and a loud crackling sound. At this point
the sense of strangeness within and without the body would trigger a fear reaction
in most people. The fear reaction causes a rapid and automatic search for a culturally-validated
explanation of what is going on, and an explanation will always be found. It may
range from, "I am being bewitched by a demon," to "Surely it is a visitation of
the Holy Mother," to "My God! It must be a UFO!"
In each case the
abandonment of the ego to a culturally prescribed explanation of the experience
of the Other causes the experience to exfoliate, exploit and elaborate all the
themes that the culture's current myth of the Other entails. It is known that
DMT binds preferentially to certain tissue when introduced into the human body.
Is it not possible that we human beings are occasionally susceptible to a kind
of visionary seizure? When for reasons of stress or diet these factors combine
with psychodynamic factors to initiate a sudden dumping of accumulated DMT? Pheremones
may play a part in this experience and isolation may be its trigger.
Whatever its cause, our conditioning as individuals causes the experience to plunge
us into a numinous scenario that reflects the deepest concerns and yearnings of
the current culture toward the Other. In our own time this has given rise to the
hope of friendly visiting extraterrestrials. As late as 1917 the miracle at Fatima
was interpreted worldwide as a manifestation of the Virgin Mary. Today it would
surely be hailed as an extraterrestrial contact.
If my suggestion
regarding DMT were found to be correct, it would provide insight into the way
in which the cultural feedback thermostat explanation of UFOs put forth by Vallee
and others actually works. Those people who experience the DMT seizure and are
plunged into the current myth of the Other actually return as apostles of that
myth, able to clarify and refine it, and by those means to exert the tuning and
control of historical development that may be the purpose of the agency behind
Stress, generalized as an impending sense of historical
crisis, may be the factor that induces the UFO/close-contact experience. As the
historical crisis deepens the number of contacts will increase until the atemporal
portion of the mass psyche has effected enough individuals that there is actually
a turning away from the stress-causing course of action. How well is the Superego
able to play the role of God? Can it come in saucerian splendor to save the world
from the flames at the end of time? Or can it only beckon and warn with visions
and dire prophesy? These are questions that we might answer if we diligently explore
the states of mind that DMT and psilocybin make available. Perhaps the UFO encounters
involve nothing more than an autonomous and negative psychic complex able to emerge
during the situation of unusual energy dynamics induced in the psyche by psilocybin.
However, a different explanatory approach merges psyche and world
by involving a continuum whose modalities bisect each other with equal ease. This
is the approach which grants the phenomenological existence of the constructs
seen in the Stropharia trance and in UFO encounters. Indeed, the vast and dreamy
world that we call imagination, or the unconscious, may merge imperceptibly into
autonomously existing worlds we would call 'hyperdimensional', indicating the
paradox of their simultaneous invisibility and their here-and-nowness in the psilocybin
trance with a presence which belies the term hallucination.
of us lies the future, where we can expect the ingression of the alternative dimension
to intensify. It is therefore important for us to have a sense of the powers in
that Other world and their shifting agencies. In a traditional society, our exploration
of these matters would be firmly imbedded in the extant shamanic mythos concerning
these forces. Techniques tried and true would be available to fortify our psychic
constitution. Since we are members of a profane society whose relation to the
unconscious is one of estrangement, we have no such consolation. No dispelling
ritual or words of proven self-empowerment. By reason and intuition we must attempt
to conquer the fears that attend journeys into the unknown.
and intuition need data with which to construct maps of reality. If we outdistance
the inflow of fact we move beyond the safety zone of the conjuring rod of intuition
and reason. For these reasons we move slowly and steadily. We are human factors
in a multi- variable equation where the shift of unseen parameters can trigger
large perturbations and resonances of unexpected types. Knowing this, and knowing
how little we do know, we should be excused for this defense of caution when taking
to ourselves the visions which the Stropharia brings.
'Mysterium Coniunctionis' reminds us of the reality of the situation that insues
once the psyche is hooked into making the transference to the alchemical or saucerian
goal. Jung, citing Gerhart Dorn, stresses that the materialization of the stone
is only a prologue to the experience of the perfected self in a state of illumination.
Jung wrote, "Though we know from experience that psychic processes are related
to material ones, we are not in a position to say in what this relationship consists,
or how it is possible at all. Precisely because the psyche and the physical are
mutually dependent it has often been conjectured that they may be identical somewhere
beyond our present experience."
Of what does this relationship consist?
My own hunch, and it is only a hunch, is that an explicitly spatial dimension
- of a co-dimension inclusive of our continuum - allows a hologram of other realized
forms of organization, far distant, to become visible at certain levels of quantum
resonance in the synaptic field. These levels have been damped by selection in
favor of more directly relevant lines of information relating to animal survival.
Evolution does not reinforce selectively the ability of an organism
to perceive at a distance since such an ability has no selective advantage, unless
the information it conveys falls upon the receptors of an organism already sophisticated
enough in its use of symbols to abstract concepts for later application in different
Thus, these quantum resonances carrying intimations of events
at a distance only begin to acquire genetic reinforcement once a species has already
achieved sufficient sophistication to be called conscious and mind-possessing.
The use of hallucinogens can be seen as an attempt at medical engineering which
amplifies, for inspection by consciousness, the quantum resonance of the other
parts of the spatial continuum holographically at hand.
is the vision which the UFOs and psilocybin impart: visions of strange planets,
life forms, perspectives and societies, machines, ruins, landscapes. The hierophanies
all unfold in a 'nunc-stans' that has all space -standing in it- like a frozen
hologram. Thus, experimentation with hallucinogens by human beings and the rise
in endogenously produced hallucinogens as one advances through the primate phylogeny
could both be due to a slow focusing on the phenomenon of imagination. Imagination
being the deepening involvement of the species with things beheld but not actually
existing in the present at hand.
The conclusion such an idea makes
necessary is that it is upon the ideological content of specific visions that
empirical attention should center. What are the working details of the worlds
whose presence impinges on ours so strongly? What of the beings sometimes confronted
often furtively sensed, who seem to have some existence in a world of their own
revealed by the psilocybin and in UFO contact? There may exist a vast communication
network in the topological nature of things. A network that becomes a fact only
for those species or individuals who will but have the intelligence enough to
seek this vision. It will by them be found to be persistent in the nature of things.
Alchemy thrives in a climate of such ideas. To validate the idea of
the worth of the visions of worlds at a distance one must emerge with some idea
spawned by the visionary Other but with a utility in the here and now. The wave
quantification of the I Ching is the only idea of this sort that I personally
have glimpsed in completeness. It took years to elaborate and its relation to
the here and now is still elusive. Fragmentary themes abound: symbiosis, saucer-lens
vehicles whose possessors navigate the higher topological oceans in our heads.
All this could be transference and fantasy. In the classical sense of the word
the experimenter with hallucinogens pursues gnosis: privileged knowledge concerning
nature and vouchsafed by her in ecstasy.
The history of consciousness
is the halting exploration of the once irrational images and processes met in
dreams and trance. Such images become concepts and discoveries as information
flows through the multiple-continuum of being seeking equilibrium, yet paradoxically
carrying everywhere images of ways the flow towards entropy was locally reversed
by this being or that society or phenomenon. We are immersed in a holographic
ocean of places and ideas. We can understand this to whatever depth we are able.
The ocean of images and the intricacy of their connections is infinite.
It is perhaps why great genius precedes by apparent leaps. Because the revolutionary
idea which inspires the genius comes upon one complete, entire by itself, from
the ocean of mind. History is the story of the search for the intuitive leap that
will reveal the very mechanism of that other dimension. The need for such a leap
by humanity will grow as we exhaust complexity in all realms save the microphysical
and the psychological. My own method has been immersion in the images and self-
examination of the phenomenon of tryptamine hallucinogenesis. This means taking
the Stropharia psilocybe and pondering just what this all may mean.
With confidence that as more people come to share this experience time will deepen
our understanding, if not answer all questions. For psilocybin argues that hallucinogens
are windows into higher dimensions. That even as a cone can yield circle, ellipse
or parabola to an act of two-dimensional sectioning and yet remain intrinsically
a cone, so reality is something that changes according to the angle of regarding.
It argues that human beings are many forms over vast scales of time, that all
life is unified at some level, and all intelligence in the universe are but facets
of the mystery called humanness.
In probing the Other we shall always
come back with images of ourselves. In probing ourselves we shall return with
images of the Other. In the phenomenon of being itself no less than in the phenomenon
of the UFO encounters we are merely privileged observers of a relationship between
what is naively called the world and the transpersonal portion of the human psyche.
How this relationship came to be, and what its limitations are, we
cannot know until we gain access to the transpersonal and atemporal part of the
psyche. Of what this consists we do not know and no hypothesis can be ruled out.
My hunch is that if we could really comprehend death then we could understand
the UFO. But that neither can be understood unless they are looked at in light
of the question, what is humanness? I believe that the transpersonal component
of the human psyche is not distinct from matter and that therefore it can literally
do anything. It is not subject to the will of any individual.
a will and an understanding that is orders of magnitude more sophisticated than
any one of the individuals who compose it as cells compose a body. It has a plan,
glimpsed by individuals only as vision or religious hierophany. Nevertheless,
the plan is unfolding. There will be many more UFO sightings, many more close
contacts. Our belief systems are undergoing accelerated evolution via increased
input from the other. Somewhere ahead of us there is a critical barrier
where we will at last have enough data to obtain an integrating insight into the
riddle of humanity's relation to the UFO. I believe that as this happens the childhood
of our species will pass away and when this is done we will be free to use the
staggering understanding that humankind and the UFO are one.
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