Getting Past the Worldview of Scientific Materialism: Could Crop Circles Be the Key?
Join Suzanne Taylor for the Evolver Intensives online video course, "Doorways to Another Reality: Peering Into Inner and Outer Mysteries." For this 4-session live, interactive course, Suzanne will be joined by 4 remarkable guests: the respected crop circle authority, Andy Thomas; Klaus Dona, who will look at the staggering examples of highly advance technologies in our prehistory; psychic researcher remote viewing pioneer Stephan Schwartz, will explore space, time and consciousness; and astronaut Edgar Mitchell will share his insights into UFOs and paranormal phenomena. Each of them holds knowledge that could radically transform the world and lead us to embracing the new paradigm that awaits us. It starts on June 16.
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I know for sure we're not alone in the universe. I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet. It's been well covered up by our governments for sixty years now. I think we're headed for real disclosure. Some serious organizations are moving in that direction. --Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the moon
We love our science fiction, but we titter when we talk about UFOs. What never gets discussed is how valuable it would be if extraterrestrials turned out to be the real deal. If we had our heads on straight, instead of raising our eyebrows we would be investigating reports of sightings.
In 1952, the Robertson Panel was convened by the government to look into the very active buzz that was going on about UFO sightings. Ignorant about the cause and anxious not to alarm the populace who would be fearful if the government acknowledged they didn't know what was going on, it set official government policy to use the media to ridicule and debunk all such possibilities. It's time for that policy to be reconsidered.
Establishing the reality of an intelligence that's at least comparable to ours would be the biggest news since Copernicus and Galileo. In their time, when it was established that Earth wasn't the center of the solar system, humanity was situated to evolve away from a worldview in which our planet dominated the universe. In that humbling new reality, the old social order no longer could hold, and, in less than lordly light, kings gave way to democracies.
After honest appraisal of crop circle data it is impossible to maintain the rationalistic world-view on which modern science and education are founded. One is led into unfamiliar channels of thought, which point away from structured theories and hard-and-fast beliefs towards a more mystical view of reality and, eventually, towards the greater mysteries of divinity and the living universe. --Ralph Noyes, The Crop Circle Enigma: Grounding the Phenomenon in Science, Culture and Metaphysics
With problems being global now, it's time for another new take on who we are and what we're doing here. It's imperative to get past the worldview of scientific materialism, which supports an "us or them" mentality in which whoever has the most toys wins and we resort to war to resolve conflicts. In relating to other intelligent life we would be one humanity, and the lid would be off the smallness in which we gun for one another.
If we were to discover extra-terrestrial life, it would show that we are not intellectually unique in the galaxy. Man has a tendency to think he's very special. We consider ourselves morally, culturally, and intellectually unique. But if we were to find a signal from another star system, another thinking being, we would know that none of that is true. A connection with intelligence would be the first bridging across four billion years of independent life in evolution. It would be the end of Earth's cultural isolation in a galaxy and a universe surely containing millions of other civilizations. It would be without doubt the greatest discovery in the history of humankind. --Paul Horowitz, Project Director, Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
It is reasonable to think that we can arrive at this awareness via the crop circle phenomenon. Scientific studies written up in peer reviewed science journals tell us that something beyond what's in our reality grid is delivering the circles to us. While what makes the glyphs remains a mystery, just knowing something is watching us and signaling us is enough. It's that they are, not who they are that's important.
A great power has arisen, directing thoughts and perception in a certain direction towards a more complete and satisfactory view of reality than the modern conventions of materialism have previously allowed. Gently, subtly, with no disturbance or panic, we are being guided across a watershed, from one worldview to another. And this is in no way arbitrary, but a purposeful process, in accordance with the interests of eternal nature and the necessities of the present. We now can see something of what the ancients meant when they spoke of revelation. --John Michell, The Traveler's Guide to Sacred England
Finding out we aren't alone would be a huge deal. And, if that were established, there could be more. If we are being visited, the technology possessed by "the other" would be more advanced than ours, and what they would be capable of perhaps could help us solve the environmental problems that threaten our very survival.
Why would our visitors be making crop circles instead of delivering things that would be helpful to us? If sending circles is their hello, they could be awaiting an aha from us, where we get it that they exist. Then we would invite them in.
People hate being conned, which militates against accepting something as mind-blowing as the crop circles could be. What can subsume that concern is an appreciation for the realm of mystery. In fact, being open to what we don't know is good for us. It keeps us dreaming, which is a state in which amazing things can find their way into our reality grid.
Here's what Brian Swimme, a mathematical cosmologist specializing in the evolutionary dynamics of the universe, says about that idea:
Albert Einstein once remarked that for the human there is no more powerful feeling than that of "the mysterious." In fact, he was convinced this was the cradle for all works of science, art, and religion. One might ask: "What is the opposite of a feeling for the mysterious?" It would be the sense that one is in possession of a system that explains all the phenomena in the universe. For such a person, the universe becomes something we don't need to pay attention to. No real surprises are possible, but only the working out of a logical mechanism through time. When a feeling for the mysterious is lost, one becomes vulnerable to the various fundamentalisms plaguing our planet, each possessing passionate certainty that it has all the answers while thinking that every other set of beliefs is just superstition.
In moments of stress and breakdown, there is a powerful drive in us to acquire answers and explanations. Certainly, in our own time, when we are dismantling ecosystems around the planet and deconstructing the stable climate upon which our civilization is based, we feel a deep need to know what is real and what is good and how to proceed. This need can be so great that we are liable to latch onto a simplistic pseudo-explanation to quell the feelings of fear and doom surfacing in us.
The existence of crop circles eases us out of some of the prior certainties we might have had. We find ourselves considering new ideas about the nature of our universe. We begin to imagine that things might be different than we thought. We might begin to release ourselves from some of the tired explanations imprinted in our minds by the media. But, most important of all, we might begin to feel stunned by the simple fact that here we are in the midst of this overwhelming mystery, the universe.