Saturday, March 12, 2016

Psychedelics and the UFO phenomenon notes/opinions

I have a propensity for “paranormal” subject matter. This may or may not have caused my opinions to be slanted yet, in truth there is a creeping underlying wanting of scientific and rational explanations. That slow moving current beneath my exploration of all that is strange could very well be the last reminder of what I tend to think of as fading idealisms, constructs, and belief systems – reality tunnels as Robert Anton Wilson might call them – and all begging to be stomped out and abandoned. We tend to dwell in that small facsimile of our perceptual architecture, bound by laws and rules so neat and tidy as to give us the illusion of safety and order in this world. All that is needed is the slightest nudge through any shift in perception and the world around us shows its potential for unraveling. Chances are that one will not give up their safety blanket so easy, clench it with a white knuckle grip as the frayed edges of materialist dogma waver in delicate uncertainty. For those who dare to step further into their own cracked looking glass, it is quickly realized that a reliance on hard science should be treated only as a minute fractional portion of whole picture. It is also realized that hard science and its principles have become a religious institution in its own right (just as much as Atheism or Corporatism) and the fanatical clergy of this authoritarian cult are quick to mock and ridicule the unbound mystics, the paradigm-shattering vigilantes, and all others seeking an alternative truth. I’d like to consider myself in this former company but it is that same ridicule that kept me from ever reporting my UFO sighting in 1999. Even within the UFO community, with its stories of transdimensional star brothers and reptilian overlords, the mere fact that I had LSD in my system completely and totally discredited me and the others I was with. We were not reliable witnesses and were automatically categorized into a group that should be ignored and branded with the societal stigma that drugs create an unstable mind. There are many within psychedelic culture as well who would say “Yes, of course you saw a UFO. You were on acid”. Even when directly given the keys to a limitless number of inner and outer universes, there is often a tendency to reduce the psychedelic experience to a simple chemical reaction in the physical brain causing the misfiring of neurons, which in turn just makes us see some crazy stuff that’s not really there. Yes, I’m sure that happens on an introductory level but once familiar with toe-dipping in the hallucinatory pool there develops an ability to begin distinguishing a breathing wall with pleasant patterns on it from a giant fully realized three dimensional insectoid embodiment of alien intelligence.

As long as we can hold close the mantra of “we know absolutely nothing” the reality for each individual will continue to evolve. And should we not expect all degrees of reality to evolve alongside the monkeys? I do hold admiration for the proponents of quantum physics as they are bridging the gap frantically, although maybe unknowingly, back to the true origins of science. We see the dawning of all we believe to be possible in our modern day – space travel, genome editing, artificial intelligence, and on and on – in the grand schemes and ideas of mysticism and of the ancient alchemists. The only tangible concept we may end up having is this acknowledgement. As much as both the old and new wizards have tapped into though, there is an infinity that still stretches before us. Dada Gunamuktananda, a medical student turned yogi, has been credited with the meme that “consciousness is the final frontier” where as I think that it is really the only frontier there has ever been. Without our consciousness to translate the scope of experience, everything ceases to exist. In contrast to that, but aligned with the dualistic nature of the human condition, within our consciousness everything strives to exist.

Monday, March 7, 2016

UFOs, Bill Hicks, and the Harmonic Convergence

Full article here:

A great post and story about Bill Hicks and his experience with mushrooms and UFOs.

UFOs & LSD: The Secret Connection


This is a great article written by Anthony Bragalia in 2010 that ties a number of visionary icons to UFOs, extraterrestrial intelligence, and alien entities - primarily with, but not entirely, LSD. Some of the names dropped here include Terence McKenna, John Lilly, Dr. Stanislav Grof, Aliester Crowley, and John Mack. An excellent resource of information.

Robert Anton Wilson - some quotes

"Briefly, the main thing I learned in my experiments is that "reality" is always plural and mutable."

"The notion that "reality" is a noun, a solid thing like a brick or a baseball bat, derives from the evolutionary fact that our nervous systems normally organize the dance of energy into such block-like "things," probably as instant bio-survival cues. Such "things," however, dissolve back into energy dances — processes, or verbs — when the nervous system is synergized with certain drugs or transmuted by yogic or shamanic exercises or aided by scientific instruments. In both mysticism and physics, there is general agreement that "things" are constructed by our nervous systems and that "realities" (plural) are better described as systems or bundles of energy-functions. So much for "reality" as a noun."  

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Recommend some YouTube videos

I've watched a lot of stuff on YouTube, most of which I'll eventually repost here, but for now share some links with me about what you think are important to watch that are related to this subject of UFOs and psychedelics. 

Terence McKenna - 1993 UFO Expo

I've seen the video for this, but does anyone out there have a transcript of his talk from the 1993 UFO Expo? I would greatly appreciate any help in obtaining this!

Monday, February 29, 2016


Hello and welcome to Psychedelics and the UFO Phenomena blog. This is going to be a secondary outlet for me in order to help me organize my research, thoughts, etc. Some posts may be chaotic or unconventional, just a list of info or names, others may verge on complete essays. All of it will be related to a book I am writing that correlates the psychedelic experience with the UFO experience. 

I sincerely urge anyone that has had an incident involving both aspects to please either email me or include your story in the comments. I will be compiling them for a section in the book. 

My decision to move forward with this undertaking comes from my own experience that took place about 17 years ago where I and three of my friends took LSD and subsequently all witnessed a craft of some type.