Three Kinds of ET Coverage

Yesterday was an interesting one. Checking my daily Google Alert, the first two hits were articles on the UK’s Express Online. One was on myself, in reference to Being with the Beings, and the other was on Stanton Friedman, looking at his chapter in We Are the Disclosure.

Here we have the first of the three kinds of coverage I’ll talk about: the mainstream media. Now within this there is generally a spectrum, from mocking to serious, but the articles above are played with a fairly straight bat. I studied journalism in a former life, and the ethic of ‘just report’ was hammered into us. Don’t take a side, don’t editorialize, just say what happened. That objectivity, however, also lives alongside the idea of ‘balance’. So the best you can hope for in the mainstream is to read things like this: “In his most recent work – Being with the Beings – a compendium of interviews with nine so-called alien contactees, published this year, Mr Mendonça describes his own alleged contact with aliens.”

I’m trying and failing to avoid pointing out that I have never once used the phrase ‘alien contactees’. And I also cannot help finding the word ‘alleged’ an odd choice, as I have never used the word ‘aliens’, and have no idea from where or whom the telepathic messages arrive. This is one of the problems with this kind of coverage – it lacks important accuracy and subtlety.

The value in these articles is that some of the ‘right’ people may read it – those how are ready for the information, or find it useful in confirming their own experiences.

The second type of ‘coverage’ is not really coverage. It is the response in the comments section. But for others reading such comments, there may be a sense that this is legitimate, insightful, useful information. In a way, this is the most fascinating aspect of the articles. You get a tour of the minds of people who presumably have never set foot in these realms:

GeoffAlan
Barking – must be a member of the Flat Earth Society and the Green Party.

Jeffsmith
Idiot

Midsguy2Midsguy2
Absolutely barking……..

Had I the stamina and fortitude I would be sorely tempted to do a study of this slice of society. Some call them ‘Muggles’, referencing the Harry Potter universe, generally meaning the uninitiated. The non-magical, those not conversant with a particular activity or skill. But who are they really? And why are they so aggressive? I feel one would have to peel back quite a few layers to reach a satisfying answer, but my sense is that these ideas are just too disturbing to a materialist mindset that has no room in it for larger ideas. But the reference to the Green Party is important. Having researched both subjects deeply I have seen many commonalities between the ‘ET’ subject and sustainability. Centrally, they are huge, complex, holistic subjects with the highest potential impacts on human existence. They are also spiritually-demanding issues, which force us to confront our pathologically materialist culture. When the culture in which one lives insists on measuring everything – including self-worth – in both quantitative and qualitative material terms, then it is profoundly troubling to consider that these things are not only transient and of little intrinsic value, but are in fact becoming a threat to human survival. The cognitive dissonance is understandably just too uncomfortable to deal with.

Having never studied psychology formally, I can only offer a layman’s response to these matters. Some time ago I would have pitied such hearts and minds, but working on We Are the Disclosure was a catalyst for me. By the end I no longer saw separateness and helplessness. I found confidence in the cosmological narrative that says that all of life is One, all of life is seeking evolution through experience and all of life is in choice. So those who are boxed into a confined view of reality are expressly here for that. The 3D realm specializes in experiences of constraint and limitation of all kinds – as well as offering the experience of transcending those limitations.

This leads me to the third category of coverage. Those who do get it. Within an hour of reading the Express articles I discovered through Steve Mera that Being with the Beings is the book of the month in the UK’s Phenomena Magazine.

 

It was a relief to be reminded that there is a global community of people who connect with this subject intimately. From the outside, from that materialist place, certainly it can sound crazy. Anyone who has read my books – Meet the Hybrids, We Are the Disclosure and Being with the Beings – is going to find things that do not resonate. Some of the people interviewed may seem off to them in some way. This should not be a surprise. The whole process has reminded me just how varied humans really are. We cannot expect to make sense to everyone. We are simply too diverse, complex and inscrutable as a species. Again, this may well be central to the 3D experience.

I also received this feedback from Cynthia Crawford, whom Barbara and I interviewed in Hybrids: “Your book, “Being with the Beings” is wonderful, especially the way each one describes the experiences and how they connect with them. There are so many people that create fear, and it’s understandable why they do this, because the dark side can take our power from us if we feed into fear. What I like about this book is it is so positive and flows so easily, everything makes sense. Your work is so important, and I think there should be classes teaching humanity how to embrace contact, using your books.”

Cynthia gets all this as much as anyone I’ve met, so again, there is a sense of relief to have created books that make sense to, and are considered useful by, those who have been deeply involved in this subject matter for decades.

So we could say that the coverage of this subject is obviously going to vary to the degree that people are aware of and potentially involved in it. And we can say that their response tells us first and foremost about themselves. It can be no other way. They tell us, often indirectly, about their worldview, their values, their self-image, their hopes and fears. In fact if people were aware of how much of themselves they are giving away, they may be more circumspect in their comments. This comes right out of The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. The Second Agreement says: don’t take anything personally. Everything people say and do is primarily an expression of who they are.

My view – at least today, because it is always evolving – is that all responses are valid, and even the apparently mindless abuse serves a purpose. Everyone who shares an experience or a view adds to the dynamic and energizes the discussion in important ways. If you step out of the ego it can be quite funny, depending on one’s sense of humor. And it is a reminder to those of us immersed in this community – that above all seeks expansion and connection – that we are still a minority in most cultures. So supporting one another is vital, as these public sharings of our experiences can be difficult. When I began this work it never crossed my mind that I would find myself in this position, as one of the experiencers. I did not identify as an experiencer, or feel confidant giving names to the encounters I have had. But the people I have met in this field, whom I have come to consider brothers and sisters, also help me in dealing with the occasional abuse. We all get it, and many are far braver than I in coming forward, particularly those who are willing to go on TV and news shows to get laughed at by presenters and the audience. They also know that it may be important to others to see that, as Patton Oswalt said of RuPaul, some people are willing to lay down on the barbed wire of prejudice so that others can run over their backs.

The more our community shares publicly, the more the experiencer stories seep into the public consciousness. And over time they are beginning to connect up with the increasing noises from NASA and other institutions on the existence of other forms of life – even in our solar system. Little by little, humanity is being eased into the recognition that we are sharing the universe with other forms of life. There may well come a day when our community is invited by various media groups and scientific institutions to share all that we know. And they will find decades of material that has up until now been mocked or ignored by them. It is getting easier and easier to see that threshold moment approaching, and I feel sure that no one will be quite ready for it. But I know that, as per the Fourth Agreement, we will do our best.

3D Craft Initiation – Video Out Now

So many people have asked me about audio books, that I’ve decided to do something similar, but frankly more fun. I have around 100 hours of interview audio from Meet the Hybrids, We Are the Disclosure and Being with the Beings, and have begun turning some of it into music videos.

The first is Robert Fullington telling the story of the epic 45-minute UFO encounter that really kicked off his journey. It is from his interview for Beings, and is a great story, well told.

It is the first original video for the new We Are The Disclosure YouTube channel, and the audio is available on the WeAreTheDisclosure SoundCloud channel.

New Artwork section on the website

I’m pleased to announce the addition of an Artwork section to the website. It features not only the cover art from the four books, but also all the illustrations from Being with the Beings.

The prohibitive costs of printing in color meant that Beings is only available in black and white. Color copies cost more than five times as much, so I decided to share the images here as most of them were intended, in full color.

For example, here is Naan by Vashta Narada


 
Hafeka by Ashley Ruiz


 
Hesh Sha by Kesara


 
Light language by Tatiana Roumelioti

 

Being with the Beings out now in paperback and Kindle

Being with the Beings, the final part of my trilogy on ET-human interaction, is available now on Amazon. It is a deep dive into the experiences of ET contact with nine people who have had long, ongoing interaction with a wide variety of beings. Their interviews reveal their techniques for making safe, meaningful contact with non-human intelligences. We hear how it has changed or defined their lives, why they are involved in direct contact, and what they offer the world as a result.

The book features 26 beautiful images (by Vashta Alex Narada, Ashley Ruiz, Tatiana Roumelioti, Kesara and several of the interviewees) depicting their contacts, and messages and other images that have been downloaded by them. We learn how channelers, hybrids and artists bring through communications from a wide variety of beings, whether written, spoken or drawn, and how their psychic abilities have been used or expanded as a result.

Being with the Beings features interviews with:
Lyssa Royal Holt
Darlene Van de Grift
Vanessa Lamorte Hartshorn
Krista Raisa
Jujuolui Kuita
Rob Gauthier
Vashta Narada
Robert Fullington
Jacquelin Smith

The project concept came to me as a download, with the title, outline, list of participants and list of questions, including: what message would they like to share? Evidently, someone wanted to say something. So each participant shares a message from the beings, and in the case of the channels, the author interviews the beings through them. The messages and discussions are always fascinating, and often profound. Whether you are an experiencer or not, this book will give you more perspective on the interactions between humans and the beings, and offers a practical guide to developing your own contact protocols.

The beautiful cover art is by Vashta Narada (main image) and Ashley Ruiz of Airis Illustrations (background image).

Meet the Hybrids reviewed in Fortean Times this month

350 FORTEAN TIMES COVER UK.inddIn the 1990s, as my interest in the unusual reignited, Nexus and Fortean Times were the two most influential sources for me. Before the internet, these magazines offered well curated information from researchers of all kinds, from around the world. They expanded my sense of the possible, and demonstrated the value of following one’s passion, no matter what the mainstream attitude towards it may be.

As of this month, both magazines have carried reviews of Meet the Hybrids. I feel proud to have contributed something to the pool of information offered by these magazines, and pleased that they have read the work with an open mind. I should expect no less, but it is still refreshing to see that people new to the idea find it thought-provoking.

Fortean Times’ editor, David Sutton, has given me permission to reprint the review.

Meet The Hybrids
Miguel Mendonça & Barbara Lamb
http://www.meetthehybrids.wordpress.com 2015 Pb, 287pp, bib, £11.99
ISBN 9781518741012

This anthology references the Akashic Record, the Third Eye, Gaia, raising consciousness, and encounters with spiritual as well as extraterrestrial entities.

The authors make a serious effort to present and analyse interviews with eight people who believe they are human–alien hybrids and to whom are put 10 questions about how they came to this conclusion and how it might have changed their lives and outlooks. Their comments on the latter aspect says more about this crazy world we live on than about UFOs or aliens.

This is preceded by a clear analysis of the issue of hybrids in history and in UFO literature. The last part of the book tackles the issues that are raised by the testimony of the interviewees.

When one says that her mother was impregnated with an embryo composed of her mother’s egg, her father’s sperm and two types of ET DNA so she is “38% Anunnaki and 28% Zeta”; when another claims to have been “off communing with ETs since the age of 6”, it certainly seems wrong to be dismissive; in fact the authors react more like psychiatrists to the uninhibited comments of their couched clients. From their early days they feel “different”, are relieved to find others like themselves, worry that their hybrid relatives might be being “weaponised” by “the military” and so on; but all say consistently that this is part of a process of healing the Earth and that a day will come “soon” when their alien parents and “star families” will reveal themselves openly. Is this part of an unconscious but growing development in the psychology of modern man as Whitley Strieber and Jeffrey Kripal believe? We don’t know!

We Are the Disclosure – Part II now available

watd-2-front-coverAssembling this book was the easy part – the hard part was writing the conclusion. Not only is We Are the Disclosure a goldmine of personal experiences and perspectives, but it is structured to allow easy comparison between them. This offers us two layers of analysis, which then triggers another stage of reflection. In addition, readers will be comparing their own experiences and evolving conclusions, whether consciously or otherwise. And these internal dynamics will continue developing until you find your reality has shifted from its starting point, perhaps markedly so. Having gone through this for the last 18 months, while working on both Meet the Hybrids and We Are the Disclosure, I’ve found that my conclusions are in a constant state of flux. So, after 14 weeks of attempting to analyze and summarize the learnings from Disclosure, one of the main conclusions I reached is that my definition of ‘conclusion’ has changed.

In our culture we often navigate an increasingly complex world through reliance on external expertise. But it has become clear to me that in this field the term ‘expert’ has little meaning, as every aspect of it is in some way opaque, and contested. All physical ‘evidence’ tends to get trapped in a loop, being accepted by some, rejected by others. Experiencer testimony is even more controversial. So how do we determine what we will accept? It seems almost every aspect of this subject compels us to look inward for guidance and understanding. Information either resonates with us or it does not. Tuning into this process helps develop our discernment, and teaches us more about ourselves. That is the most important expertise: the knowledge of our own nature. This is the deepest dive we will ever take, and the most rewarding.

Whether reflecting on our experiences or those of other people, this opens us up in a powerful, transformative way and accelerates our natural process of evolution.  Yet it is still just our perspective, and we can only offer our humble, temporary opinion on the subject, making clear that it is a product of both our knowledge and our ignorance. My definition of ‘conclusion’ is therefore: a momentary sense of what is and what may be.

If we consider what we’ve learned in our personal journeys so far, we can see that there are few positions that last a lifetime. In The Science Delusion, Rupert Sheldrake talks about the inconstancy of the so-called constants, and the fact that this is all but ignored by the scientific establishment. The only true constant seems to be change, and this applies to every aspect of ourselves. Yet many people find an understanding, or an entire framework of understanding, and hold on to it as hard as they can. And in many ways this world suffers from too much certainty. People kill or die each day due to too much belief.

But while it is important to most of us that our core reality remain undisturbed, there will be times when each of us must adapt to a change of circumstances. This may be moderate and agreeable, or severe and terrifying. When discussing Disclosure, many use the analogy of a tornado hitting our home. Everything material which we held dear just turned to matchwood and got blown halfway across the state. The same can come through impacts on our health, or the end of a relationship. What we thought we had, or knew, just fell apart. It’s time to reevaluate.

The tornado analogy also represents the framework idea. Pursuing this subject, as broad and deep as it is, will destroy one framework after another as we endeavor to encapsulate and comprehend it. And, having compared dozens of different frameworks in this field, it is apparent that while there may be consensus on many things, each person tells a story of the development of their viewpoints over time, based on new experiences and information. All of this has had the effect of causing me to treat all information and experience as just that. It is no more a ‘true’ reflection of reality than anything else, and can only be filed along with the rest. A general picture naturally emerges, but it is just that. This field defies the scientific method in that it is rarely testable, and almost never repeatable – certainly at will. Therefore, we can only arrange the pieces in a way that makes sense at any given time.

So what then does something so at odds with our culture offer us? That is a huge question. My sense today is that individually it offers an expanded view of every facet of existence, including our own nature and abilities. I communicate with and observe thousands of people who are involved in this field in a wide variety of ways. We are all engaged in a personal unfolding which enriches ourselves and one another, even if that is through a difficult conflict of opinion.

Collectively, this subject places the human journey in a wider context, and it shows us more of who and what we are as a species. No matter how humanity was created or why, it seems we still have the capacity to choose, in every moment, which path we take, and whether we act for ourselves primarily, or for the good of others. Part of the awakening is to recognize our agency, and to actively create the world we wish to live in. The positive personal transformation that commonly results from contact experiences is perhaps the most important headline of the whole subject: this is changing us for the better. And little could be more important to life on Earth today than more humans becoming empowered agents of positive change. If more people concluded that, however briefly and no matter what the catalyst may be, the world would be a better place.

Western science has defined existence in a strongly materialist way, and it seems to have actively avoided a meaningful exploration of consciousness, let alone the nature of the soul. And given the cultural standing of scientists as the arbiters of truth, this has left people in our culture somewhat spiritually stranded. And that is no place to be in a third-dimensional world with material limits. If we breach those limits we die, so clearly the objective is to find a way of thinking and acting which operates within those limits. And the most efficient way to do that in any ethical sense, may be to collaboratively develop an inclusive, universal spirituality which recognizes our connectedness and interdependence, fosters freedom of expression and designs in conflict resolution. The message of many of those interviewed is that the beings they are connected with live in this way, and in some ways influence humans to do the same. The conclusion to the human story may well hinge on how quickly and to what extent we engage with all the positive, expanding elements that this subject offers us. But after 70 years, it is still the case that no authority is taking responsibility for moving this forward, so it remains the duty of those called to it. For the foreseeable future, we are the Disclosure.