Deeper Space: Episode 2
EPISODE 2: MYSTERIES OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
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?
SPIRITUALISM, TECHNOLOGY AND POST-WAR CULTURE
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.
WHO WAS 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?
PHILIP K. DICK AND VALIS
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.
Philip K. Dick, Valis, Precogs, and The Evolution of Humanity
Philip K. Dick’s interactions with Valis prompted him to become one of the most prolific science fiction writers ever, but was it actually biography?
WHAT IS GNOSTICISM?
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?
INTERSTELLAR DISCOVERIES AND ALTERNATIVE HISTORIES
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.
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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.”
DEEP SPACE EPISODE 2 READING LIST
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.
Secret Space Programs and Breakaway Civilizations
In July 2014, on the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, the government declassified information about a secret space program from the 1950s called Project Horizon. The plan outlined the building of a permanent military base on the moon. Ten to twenty men would be sent with all their supplies and nuclear weapons. The secret moon base would be used for surveillance against and protection from the Soviet Union, and the men would have constant communication with the Earth.
The released documents show that the scientists knew it wasn’t possible to implement the plan, but it was expected to be put in place as technology advanced. Project Horizon never got off the ground. But, that isn’t the end nor the beginning of the story about secret space programs from the past, present and the future.
Secret Space Programs and FDR
In the 1940s, according to recently released documents, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt commissioned a secret space program. He was concerned about how to move large numbers of people in case of nuclear war to avoid massive radiation damage. He thought there might also be a need to escape the ravages of some other global cataclysmic event. Since there was no place on Earth to which large masses of people could be moved, he considered the possibility of moving to locations in space.
At first, moving to the nearest star, Alpha Centauri, seemed like an option. However, the distance made such a plan impossible. As a next step, FDR focused on the moon, Mars or Venus as alternatives to Earth.
Beginning in 1945 at the conclusion of WWII, after President Truman took over, he brought 1,500 German scientists and engineers to the U.S. The scientists, under Hitler’s leadership in Nazi Germany, made advancements in the development of flying saucers, like the Nazi Bell, before and during the war. The German scientists worked at Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Texas, and were assigned the task of developing secret space programs under the project name of Operation Paperclip.
Truman believed the Germans had knowledge of anti-gravity propulsion engines and other spacecraft flight technology. Werner von Braun was the most well-known member of this group, who eventually became the designer of the Saturn V launch vehicle, which was used to propel American astronauts to the moon. He eventually became the director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and spoke out frequently about the need for space exploration.
Secret space programs are believed to be financed by secret “Black Budget” programs with contributions made by people with great wealth, private contractors and some government agencies. This secret funding keeps the programs from being subject to congressional oversight. Since the early 1960s, the programs have been kept secret even from the president: A memo was found in the newly released documents that said to keep “Lancer,” President Kennedy’s secret service nickname, out of the loop.
Secret Space Programs and Breakaway Civilizations
Secret space programs may have developed Breakaway Civilizations in outer space. Well-respected UFO and space researcher Richard Dolan, defines a Breakaway Civilization as a secret group of technologically advanced people who don’t share their knowledge with the rest of the world. These are essentially the Earth’s elite who have knowledge far above the rest of the world.
These elite may know of an upcoming imminent global geological cataclysm event and are building space bases as shelters for themselves. For example, they could be planning their escape from Nibiru Planet X, which “triggers comet showers” every 27 million years. One of those comets is expected to crash into the Earth and totally destroy it sometime in the not too distant future.
Scotland native, Gary McKinnon, hacked into thousands of government secret files. He found evidence of an anti-gravity propulsion system that traveled at incredible speeds. Also, he found evidence of portal technology that, when coupled with anti-gravity propulsion, would allow space travel to other stars and planets to be accomplished in a short amount of time.
It appears that Einstein’s theory that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light has been debunked. It also appears the Black Budget keeps these secrets even from NASA, since NASA apparently does not have access to anti-gravity technology. It still propels its rockets with fossil fuel.
McKinnon claims he saw nearly 300 photos of structures and civilizations existing on the back side of the moon. He says these structures (alien bases on the moon) are erased out of any photos when they are released to the public. Unfortunately, when he hacked into the computers, he was using a dial-up connection so he couldn’t download the photos. He says he took a screenshot of one that was saved on his computer, but his computer was seized when he was arrested. When his computer was subsequently returned to him, the photo was gone.
McKinnon also reported viewing a file that included names of “non-terrestrial officers” who he says were assigned to ships that weren’t U.S. Navy ships. He concluded these were the officers assigned to space ships, not navy ships, indicating that Breakaway Civilizations already exist.
There are many outstanding questions about secret space programs. Why do these programs remain secret? Will there be an opportunity for non-elite citizens to be part of a Breakaway Civilization? A poll taken in 2015 shows that 54 percent of Americans believe extraterrestrial intelligence exists. With such a large number of people supporting alien existence, why is there still a need to maintain secrecy?
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