Deeper Space: Episode 2

Deeper Space: Episode 2


For many, making contact with beings from other worlds remains only a topic for ghost stories, teenage goths, or perhaps an innocent parlor game with a dusty Ouija board.

Since ancient times, contact with other worldly beings was understood as a source of privileged information for Mortals. In ancient Greek culture, the Muses inspired mortals with insights into the arts and sciences. Across the globe, diviners and mediums became portals of communication between the living and entities that crossed to the other side.

Is there a deeper meaning and history to practices such as séances, automatic writing and channeling by mediums?


Activities channeling otherworldly beings were a widespread phenomenon in Europe following new developments in psychology outlined by revolutionaries such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Social interest in channeling, séance, parapsychology and automatic writing began in the Victorian era and continued after WWII.

Following the devastation of WWI, devout Christian and Catholic families indulged in private channelings of spirits of their departed loved ones. Fascist parties such as the Italian black shirts and the Nazi Party, who reunited nationalism with mysticism, further manifested these practices. Italian fascists and Nazis alike indulged in what, in today’s terms, would be perceived as ritualistic and heretic.

Nazis practiced many ritualistic activities, which ranged from mass initiations to baptizing their swastika flags (known as Blutfahne) in blood of fallen martyrs. The connections between occult studies and the Nazi party extended beyond Hitler’s embrace of Helena Blavatsky’s premonition that an “Aryan race” (a misused term; the Aryans are in fact individuals of Persian heritage) would emerge as the dominant people of a new age. Germans sought mystical objects, looted art and attempted to rewrite their history into myth. For Italians and Germans, fascist culture sought to unite the future with the values and symbols of their ancient pasts.

Curiously, twentieth century occultism often attracted a strong connection to technology. For example, Italian fascists extended funding and patronage to an artistic group known as the Futurists. This entourage of extreme nationalistic poets and artists extolled death, machines, and war. Within their poetry and art, Futurists dreamed of a future where machine and man fused as one. Within the work of this collective we begin to see early concepts of cyborgs and Transhumanism.

On the other hand, the German National Socialists dreamed of rebuilding a modern Germania. Hitler and Speer planned to redesign Berlin as a futuristic neo-classical utopia connected by a hyper speed network of roads, which today we know as the Autobahn. The Germans were and are today known for their skill in design and engineering, and their Luftwaffe was unsurpassed by the Allies during WWII. Is it possible they had help?

The narrative concerning German medium Maria Orsic remains an obscure footnote in the studies of modern history and that of the occult interests and esoteric studies embraced by the Third Reich.

Mysteries of the Solar System

Our solar system was once the staging ground for an ancient progenitor civilization which left behind a trail of interstellar bread crumbs for us to follow. This may be seen in the writings of Philip K. Dick, the Black Knight satellite and in the channeled writings of Maria Orsic.



Maria Orsic was a member of a German occult society known as the Vril. The Vril belonged to a network of exclusive groups including the Thule Society and the Order of the Black Sun. Vril originated from the Latin “virile” and from esoteric texts such as Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Coming of the New Race (1872), in which Vril signifies power, light force and supernatural ability.

These concepts mirror Madame Blavatsky’s theosophical work The Secret Doctrine (1888) in terms of its prophetic motive. The Vril united a sisterhood of mediums, who facilitated private séances for the German elite.

However, Maria Orsic made contact with beings beyond the realm of the dead. In 1919, an inner circle of the Vril and Thule societies gathered in Ramsau, Austria for private meeting. In this congregation, Maria Orsic presented strange transcripts of her communications with entities from Aldebaran, a star in the Taurus constellation.

According to her contemporaries, Maria channeled these entities and recorded the encounter via automatic writing. During these sessions, Orsic penned verses in Sumerian with accompanying sketches of saucer-like spacecraft. Additionally, the beings gifted Maria with the wisdom to harness free energy and to build a utopia free from greed over natural resources. Supposedly, the Nazi party intercepted this contact to benefit their need for military innovation. Maria’s aircraft designs were developed into prototypes and were later adapted with other technologies gathered from antigravity research by scientists such as Viktor Schauberger.

What happened to Maria Orsich and the Vril society remains unknown, but many speculate the group continued its legacy into space programs today. In fact, NASA rocket scientists such as Dr. Hermann Oberth confessed they received help from people from other worlds.

Are there others who have been contacted?

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Maria Orsic, The Vril & UFOs

Who was Maria Orsic and what does she have to do with the Vril Society? Uncover the mystery of this secret society and their key role Nazi Germany.



American novelist Philip K. Dick involuntarily became another interstellar medium. Dick published 44 novels and over 100 short stories. Many of these science fiction works were adapted to film and television, such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report.

One of the most recent adaptations, The Man in the High Castle, was recently adapted into a 2015 TV series. In 1974 Philip K. Dick experienced what some would call psychosis or insanity.

Following a routine wisdom tooth removal, the science fiction author took a large amount of sodium pentothal. At home, Dick received a vision of his past life as an early Christian. Soon after, a beam of pink light or plasma penetrated the author’s consciousness and transferred critical information concerning his son’s undetected hernia.

These experiences continued, and after several years of serious contemplation Philip K. Dick documented his experience in a series of novels concerning artificial intelligence, reality, and consciousness beginning with the text VALIS.

VALIS (an acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System) is Philip K. Dick’s semi-autobiographical novel published 1981. Not unlike Herman Hesse’s Harry Haller in Steppenwolf (1927), Philip K. Dick created an alter ego called Horselover Fat who suffers an existential mental collapse parallel to a midlife crisis.

VALIS begins as a very commonplace storyline; a man stuck in the middle of the rotting fallout the 1960s in San Francisco. Surrounded by drug addiction and death, Horselover Fat encounters a divine plasmate, a neologism for “living knowledge,” and consequently insanity. VALIS documents the author/protagonist’s revelations about God, humanity, and reality. As Fat’s divine revelations develop, he assembles a following of disciples that aid his pursuit for uncovering the source of existence.

Throughout this process of Seeking Truth, Horselover Fat considers several causes for his religious experience: schizophrenia, pharmaceutical psychosis, and direct communication with an alien satellite.

All three possibilities suggest a synthetic reality cloaking all human perception.

VALIS is not so much a work of science fiction, but rather an abstracted memoir that tapped into an esoteric movement called Gnosticism.

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In his novel, Dick offers a definition of Gnosticism for those unable to reconcile their belief in God and the state of their world: “In Gnosticism, man belongs with God against the world and the creator of the world (both of which are crazy, whether they realize it or not.)” In the digital and secular age, questions of purpose and reality continue a trajectory of skepticism and religious extremism across the globe. VALIS and major motion pictures such as Blade Runner (1982), The Matrix (1999), Dark City (1998) became part of a continuing dialogue and growing interest in Gnostic concepts.

Gnosticism is a school of thought that believes that transcendence is possible through intuition and personal religious experience outside established systems of theology or philosophy.

Where religions such as Buddhism and Christianity blame human nature as the source of universal suffering, Gnostics believe that a manipulative creator or demiurge imposes our imperfect reality. The demiurge however is subordinate to a supreme being that creates no illusionary existence but is purely spiritual in essence.

It cannot be said that Gnosticism remains completely separate from organized religion. There are in fact Gnostic Christians who see the Bible and the Trinity as conduits for Gnosis or insight. Within the VALIS series, Philip K. Dick contemplates his epiphany through a Christian lens. The 1981 edition of the novel published by Corgi, in which a supine Christ flies over earth as a jet-powered satellite, best illustrates this concept.

Some believe that an ancient extraterrestrial (ET) satellite known as the “Black Knight” targeted Philip K. Dick. This UFO remains a point of discussion between believers and skeptics. Not only do researchers believe this object to be of ancient origins, but its suggestively Masonic name implies a connection to an order within the Thule society known as the Black Knights.

The appearance of the Black Knight suggests that otherworldly influences on human consciousness may originate within our own solar system.

What recent discoveries in space exploration challenge our perspectives of existence, humanity, and significance in the universe?

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In our own solar system, one can find anomalies that challenge our perspective of the universe. One such mystery is the Titus-Bode Law. This law hypothesizes that every planet is twice as far from the sun as the previous planet. This is true except for the distance between Mars and Jupiter and the distance between Uranus and Neptune.

Between Mars and Jupiter is an asteroid belt. Some believe that this asteroid belt is the remnants of a destroyed ancient Planet.

Given its position in the solar system this possible planet might have sustained organic and intelligent life. Researchers such as Linda Moulton Howe and John Brandenburg consider the possibilities of extraterrestrial life as former neighbors in the galaxy rather than light-years away from earth.

Brandenburg especially examines the chemical and elemental profiles of Mars in comparison to our planet. Brandenburg discovered that the isotope mass of Xenon 129 on Mars is astronomically denser than that of Earth. It is doubtful that these density levels could have naturally occurred but are the result of detonated nuclear weapons. Recently, NASA’s examination of Saturn’s moon Iapetus raises even more questions.

 Iapetus *Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

In 2014, NASA released high definition photos of this moon’s equatorial ridge, which goes all the way around and consists completely of straight edges. This six mile high wall suggests that Iapetus is an artificial satellite of mysterious origins.


As we explore other episodes of Deep Space it is best to keep in mind how these cultures, attitudes and thinkers did not die with the fall of the Third Reich but continued their presence into NASA. German scientist joined forces with the US space program after the war, and even former SS member Werner Von Braun became the director of the Marshall Space Flight center.

Maria Orsic, Adolf Hitler, Rudolf Hess, and Werner Von Braun form a constellation of individuals practicing scientific and esoteric studies which took seed in the new world. From Freemasonry to Scientology, occult symbolism and culture in America can be traced back to its 19th and 20th century roots in Western Europe. In the next episode of Deep Space we will explore the Nazi takeover of experimental extraterrestrial technology for personal gain in “German Saucers.”


For a concise summary of Philip K. Dick’s Gnostic vision please explore “The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick,” a 1986 Comic by Robert Crumb from the magazine Weirdo. Also, explore a recent publication of Dick’s journal entries in The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick (2011)

Recently the 2014 book Gnostic America by Peter M. Burfeind connects reconstituted ancient Gnostic concepts with contemporary American culture. Burfeind suggests that this phenomenon is a result of a spiritual vacuum as well as the absence of modern myth i.e. mankind’s journey into the unknown

Explore Philip K. Dick’s VALIS Trilogy: VALIS (1981), The Divine Invasion (1981), and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer (1982).

To learn more about occult practices, symbols, and histories hidden in plain sight, pick up a copy of Occult America: White House Séances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation (2010) by Mitch Horowitz

For a more scholarly text check out Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity (2003) by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. This rich work unpacks the secret occult history of fascist practices and makes a strong argument that German and Austrian secret societies became organized proto-fascist groups.

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The Oumuamua Spaceship; Interstellar Asteroid or Alien Probe?

The Oumuamua Spaceship; Interstellar Asteroid or Alien Probe?

Two months ago, a cigar-shaped object sped past Earth at an incredible rate, before being catapulted to the outer reaches of the solar system by the Sun’s gravitational pull. This asteroid-like object was given the name Oumuamua and is now being carefully tracked to pick up any frequencies it might be emitting and find out more about this strange artifact.


The Alien Asteroid 

On October 19th of this year, Robert Weryk spotted an asteroidal object zipping through the solar system at a rate of 196,000 mph. Weryk was using the Pan-STARRS telescope at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii, hence the vowel-heavy Polynesian name, Oumuamua.

Oumuamua means scout, to “reach out first” or “reach out in advance.” Weryk says he sees the asteroid as a messenger from the past that is reaching out to us.

At first, it was thought that Oumuamua was a comet, though it was quickly reclassified due to its lack of a cometary tail, but was soon reclassified again due to its odd shape and provenance, possibly coming from the star Vega in the Lyra constellation. This interstellar object, being the first of its kind ever observed, was given a unique classification with the name 1I/2017 U1, a.k.a. Oumuamua.

Oumuamua is several hundred meters in length, with its height and width about a tenth of that. Its odd structure is fitting for interstellar travel and is a shape that scientists believe would be ideal for interstellar spacecraft. The cigar-shape minimizes friction and damage from interstellar gas and dust, preventing collisions that large, round asteroids would be more susceptible to.


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Though most astronomers assume that it is simply an icy asteroid, careering through space on a 600,000-year journey from Vega, others believe it is worth looking at a little more closely for evidence of extraterrestrial life.

This is where the Breakthrough Listen project got involved, when they pointed the Green Bank Telescope at it for a 10-hour period to pick up any radio frequencies or anomalies.

The program, funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, in coordination with Stephen Hawking and the SETI program at UC Berkeley, devotes satellite power to listening for extraterrestrial life in the universe.

Though they’re not getting their hopes up with Oumuamua, they believe it to be worthwhile, and whether or not it turns out to be a spaceship, artifact, or psychic monolith, like the one in Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey, Breakthrough Listen believes it can at least glean some useful information on this cosmic phenomenon.

After pointing the Green Bank Telescope at Oumuamua, scientists don’t believe to have discovered any signals, though some believe it could have triggered an “awakening” of the extraterrestrial entity from which it originated. This is according to Nick Pope, the former head of the Ministry of Defense for the UK.

Scientists are still intrigued by the composition of the asteroid, as it appears to have a strange organic coating around it, possibly protecting its inner composition. Normally asteroidal objects like these are composed of ice and rock, leaving a trail in their wake, especially when it comes within close proximity to a star.

Oumuamua came particularly close to the Sun, yet it emitted no tail and continued its journey at a mercurial speed out towards the edge of the solar system.

According to scientists who were able to catch a quick glimpse, Oumuamua consisted of minerals and alloys not found in our solar system, adding to its mystique.

Scientists are Still Puzzled

With Oumuamua on a fast trajectory out of the solar system, scientists must act quickly to study it. By May of 2018, it will be on its way past Jupiter as it is currently moving at a rate of 58,160 miles per hour.

Oumuamua’s shape and speed aren’t the only characteristics that have puzzled scientists. Its dark red color, reflecting only 4 percent of sunlight, seems to vary in color as scientists observe it. Looking at it under infrared light, scientists noticed it was grey in color, typical for an icy body that we’ve seen more locally, though it didn’t emit the tail normally seen with icy asteroids and comets.

Some are drawing the eerie connection to the Arthur C. Clarke novel, Rendevous with Rama, in which a cylindrical alien spaceship enters our solar system, originally mistaken for an asteroid. The similarities between Oumuamua and Rama are uncanny, with the sci-fi asteroid coming in on a fast trajectory from interstellar space, rotating rapidly to create a gravitational field for its inhabitants inside.




Oumuamua’s rotation has been calculated to once every 8 hours, while Rama rotated once every 4 minutes. But these technicalities haven’t prevented the Breakthrough Listen and other hopefuls from attempting to capture some type of signal from it.

Scientists have even suggested the possibility that we may catch up to Oumuamua with the Space-X BFR that is being developed for a manned mission to Mars. For this to be feasible though, the rocket would have to be completed and launched within the next five years.

There have been other ideas for catching up with Oumuamua by companies interested in mining asteroids as well as those who simply want to study them. Deploying a series of small probes to the interstellar object was another possibility. The Breakthrough Starshot project has proposed this concept in its search for alien life, though they have yet to develop a practical prototype.

This past August, Breakthrough Listen discovered a series of fast burst radio signals or FRBs coming from a distant dwarf galaxy, similarly perplexing scientists. Is this project on the cusp of discovering definitive proof of extraterrestrial life?

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