Come Carpentier de GourdonJune
About the Author
Come Carpentier De Gourdon is currently the Convener of
the Editorial Board of the World Affairs Journal, a quarterly publication
dedicated to international issues, sponsored by the Kapur Surya Foundation (a
co-sponsor of the “World Public Forum for Dialogue of Civilisations”) New Delhi,
India. He has been associated with various businesses and not-for-profit
organizations. They include the Nuclear Disarmament Forum and the Foundation for
Global Dialog, Zug, Switzerland (in 2001-2002), the Tissot Economic Foundation
of Neuchatel, Switzerland (1991-2000), the Global Commission to Finance the
United Nations (from 1994 to date), the FEGAWERK Group of Companies, Switzerland
(1991-1999), the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BUSCO, Paris,
France, 1994-1995), Planet India Ltd. of New Delhi, India (from 1995 to date),
the Conference of World Affairs of the University of Colorado in Boulder,
USA(1985 to 1988), Orbit Productions, Washington D.C., USA (1987 to 1989), the
Together Foundation for Global Unity of Caracas, Venezuela and Boulder, Colorado
(1990-1992) and the Swiss Academy of Technical and Engineering Sciences
(SATW)(1992-1993) among others. He is the author of numerous papers including a
presentation at the 2006 World Public Forum on "The Case for Exopolitics:
Ushering in a Cosmic Dialogue." His website is: http://www.comecarpentier.com/
Indian mythological and historical literature, written over
the course of well over three to four thousand years, contains a number of
fairly detailed references to and descriptions of non-human, “semi-divine”
living beings and of various visible and invisible realms which in some cases
appear to be located in other dimensions of reality or in parallel universes.
There are also
accounts and reports of aircraft and space faring vehicles, as well as of very
powerful weapons of war capable of bringing about massive destruction over very
Those vehicles and
tools are used by both deities and human beings according to those stories.
On the other hand,
contemporary scientific evidence and official conclusions in various countries
point out that extremely advanced spacecraft and humanoid but seemingly
non-human (probably “trans-dimensional”) beings are active on our planet and in
establishes a connection between those separate findings and suggests that an
updated and expanded vision of the structure of the universe is required as the
present, classical cosmology is inadequate to account for many
Myths and legends are not accepted as factually real
according to the methods, criteria and notions of science.
They are regarded
either as imaginary stories designed to provide ritual and moral teachings as
well as cultural entertainment to society; or as fictionalized and symbolic
accounts of ancient events, whose original character and circumstances were
The Euhemerist school
of thought (named after the 4th century Greek mythographer Euhemerus, in line with the Skeptic approach of the
Cyrenian philosophers) regards gods and super-natural beings as latter-day
depictions of historical human figures who were, in the course of centuries or
millennia, invested with divine or heroic supra-human attributes.
there is evidence that those socio-historical interpretations are justified in
many if not all cases, there is also ground for considering another way of
reading those stories, without prejudice to the previously described exegeses.
That would be the open-minded, objective method which looks at the descriptions
and events reported in mythology and sees how they might relate to current or
recent events for which we have scientifically admissible proof.
Daniken is perhaps the best known researcher and author to have carried out
this task though inevitably, many of his interpretations, which are so bold as
to be on the outer fringe of speculation, have been met by controversy and often
outright dismissal among mainstream scholars.
Given that myths and
legends are known to be legible at various levels, from the literal to the
psychological and metaphysical, not to forget the historical dimension, we will
not be doing a disservice to this ancient lore by accepting it in principle, as
a bona fide account of actual happenings even though obviously, literary
embellishments and inevitable inaccuracies were inserted in the course of time.
What are the factors
that make it worthwhile and even necessary to take this factual, unprejudiced
Firstly, the Indian traditional systems of cosmogony, metaphysics
and cosmology took shape over many centuries, if not millennia and were held to
be factual and accurate in several civilizations within the greater Indian area
of influence. They are still respected and influential in the country, adjoining
areas and increasingly, in regions of the world where various aspects of
Hindu-Buddhist culture such as yoga and religious practices are becoming known
On the other hand
recent scientific discoveries tend to support some of the conclusions and
observations recorded in many of the Indian philosophical and technical
Secondly, many repeatedly observed and scientifically confirmed
phenomena do not find a satisfactory explanation according to the current
scientific principles and theories while they are accounted for in the
traditional Indian cosmology.
Therefore, it may be
useful or even necessary to revisit the cosmos depicted by the Vedic and Puranic texts in order to make sense of some
enigmatic aspects of the universal reality that confronts us.
Space and Time
“Modern” science evolved under the influence of materialistic
rationality which drew its principles partly from Medieval Theologian William of Occam’s “razor”.
An effect of that
attitude is that (western) scientific astronomy for one started from the lowest
common denominator in terms of its assumptions about space and time and
initially discarded the ancient Indian chronologies which were it regarded as
outlandishly implausible, especially when compared with the Hebrew Biblical
records that placed the creation of the Universe a mere six millennia ago (4004
In the nineteenth century, astronomers were still very timid in
their cosmological estimates and only a few visionaries like astronomer
Camille Flammarion dared to depict the universe as being possibly
infinite or at least inconceivably large. Only reluctantly did his
successors admit that the Milky Way was a galaxy containing billions of stars
and it took even longer to realize that it was just one of a huge number of
similar or larger galaxies.
Time scales did not
expand easily either in the minds of scientists.
Therefore the orders
of magnitudes of,
Scriptures, encompassing trillions of solar years remained practically
beyond their intellectual grasp until the advances made in telescopy and
astrophysical observation in the first half of the twentieth century gradually
reconciled them with the fact that the universe is not only larger than we
imagine but also possibly larger than we can imagine or measure.
light of science the Biblical record about the cosmos being made in six days by
God a few thousand years ago appears comparatively primitive and,
contrary to the theory of linear human progress, ancient civilizations founded
on cosmological myths similar to those of India, China, Africa or the Americas
may be said to have regressed intellectually when they adopted the “science”
that came together with christianity.
There is evidence
that many of the texts compiled and assembled in the Torah or Old Testament
are derived from much older sources and held a symbolic meaning which
was mostly lost when a literal interpretation was promoted.
provided by contemporary astronomy for the age and size of the cosmos and of its
galaxies and stars are now broadly congruent with the numbers found in Indian
scriptures. On the other hand the theories of creation and matter expounded in
them are still outside the pale of the current scientific worldview which
describes them as “mystical visions” or unproven speculations though it cannot
actually disprove them.
Yet the fact that
some “mythological” annals are uncannily accurate or at least plausible in their
mathematical evaluations should prompt physicists to take a closer look at the
“Indic” descriptions of the structure of reality.
It can be said in a few
lines that the various schools of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain physics teach that
there are several parallel fields of reality within our universe, made up of
different substances; or, more accurately, of the same substance at different
density levels. The underlying stuff, from where all originates, is undefinable,
but is generally called Brahman or Prakrti, that can be defined as the original
ground of consciousness.
We may detect it in
what contemporary astrophysics calls the dark matter of the cosmos which seems
to make up some 96% of the total.
From that initial substrate a number of
realms emerge, first the causal (karana), then the subtle (suksma) and finally
the physical or gross (sthula) field of matter, made up of the combinations of
the five basic elements - actually “states of the energy field” that we define
as ether, fire, air, water and earth - in varying degrees.
Therefore, what we
can experience and observe according to our scientific methods is all or mostly
in this particular world of matter, called Bhu which is surrounded and pervaded
by thirteen other lokas (the greek word logos
is derived from the same root, as is the latin locus: place), in
descending order six higher planes:
Svara (the heaven
of the devas or shining ones)
Bhuva and seven
lower ones, netherworlds, sometimes improperly described as hells:
spheres may be regarded as geographic locations situated above or below the
surface of Earth or even as physical continents; but these names generally seem
to other levels of existence, not topographically removed from ours, but
parallel to it, deployed in extra-sensory dimensions that exist beyond the three
and half we live in (with time as a half-dimension since we cannot physically
reverse it at our level of reality).
Scriptures, based on the same cosmological system, refer to countless worlds
that compose the “chiliocosms” or galaxies spread throughout space.
Man is said to have
come into the flesh in this world (the kamadhatu or realm of desire) from
the higher sphere of the Abhasvara devas (pure light gods). All those planes
many of which are invisible and imperceptible to “ordinary humans” are held to
be as thriving with life as our own.
They contain their
own elements, plants and animals, including some similar in shape and behavior
worlds are in constant contact with ours because, unlike us, most of their
denizens are aware of our existence, can observe us and indeed intrude into our
space-time, usually “below the radar” of our conscious awareness.
as long as they remain in their respective spheres, they escape all criteria of
scientific detection since the latter are formulated on the assumption that only
perceptible and quantifiable creation exists.
humans can also accede to those other worlds, either due to special gifts and
powers or through intensive psychic and spiritual training or magical practices
but they thereby automatically violate the rules of the scientific game, set in
the age of Enlightenment, so that their experiences are ignored as being invalid
Revealingly, the criteria of proof that are generally
upheld by scientific methodology are not deemed sufficient in cases which
violate the laws of nature as defined by “science”.
In this attitude, the
“knowledge establishment” remains faithful to the dogma:
Non potest sicut
non est: it can’t be, therefore it is not, or in a milder version
“extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof”.
The spatial map of
the cosmos we have just outlined is reflected in a chronological order that we
have already alluded.
Each cycle of life is
said to be divided into four ages of decreasing duration and virtue: the Satya
or Kriti, Treta, Dwapara and Kali yugas. As Creation drifts or outflows farther
away from its source, its purity decreases and its light wanes.
The actual duration
of the yugas, which it interpreted diversely depending upon the sources being
consulted, is less important than the notion that as the age declines, spiritual
power fades and technology becomes increasingly prevalent and sophisticated.
Since we are in the
age of Kali that we entered more than five thousand years ago, our spiritual and
psychic faculties are said to have dwindled to a mere shadow of their original
power, we are witnessing the rise of advanced technologies that enable us to
venture always deeper into outer space and visit other planetary
The Puranic scriptures say that while in the Satya Yuga, humans
had all the gifts that we now regard as supernatural.
In the Treta Yuga
they had to use mantras (or verbal formulas) to access those powers, or control
their Vimanas (flying vehicles) and also their weapons
(astras and shastras) because war had become a fact of life then. In the Dvapara
Yuga, they needed yantras (magical signs and drawings).
technology are mentioned and even described but they are regarded as crutches
built by degenerating mankind in order to make up for the loss of natural
In the Kali Yuga, predictably machines (kritakas) must be
built and operated with metals and other material substances and propelled by
physical energy generated by burning or otherwise harnessing material
Mantras, Tantras and
Yantras do still exist, although many were reportedly lost, but since their
power lies at the invisible or at least mathematically unquantifiable levels of
spiritual and psychic existence, they are not deemed relevant by our
technocratic and intellectual leaderships. The power of our technologies is
hence, paradoxically, rooted in our limitations as a species which is described
as being a shadow of its glorious original self.
uncritically what is alleged in those scriptures, we may point out that similar
accounts of evolution are found in many other sacred and ancient texts
throughout the world.
There is a hoary,
quasi-universal tradition behind the belief that modern mankind is the
descending incarnation of much higher life forms, not the result of a long and
gradual linear progression as the modern Theory of Evolution (TOE)
Other major implications of the Indian traditional history of the
world are that the material means for conveying knowledge and for record
keeping, such as writing and, more recently, taping or filming were not needed
in earlier times since oral or telepathic communication and memorization were
far superior methods for the acquisition and preservation of information and
above all wisdom.
Thus the progress
made in those areas does not denote a rise from barbarity to true humanity but
constitutes instead an imperfect substitute for the lost powers and abilities of
our remote ancestors or predecessors on this planet.
quality and depth of the remaining Vedic texts, apparently consigned to memory
in an oral form for untold centuries, seem to confirm the refinement and
elevation of the civilization which preserved them with flawless precision down
to our days.
The contention that
they originated in a highly evolved culture endowed with now lost spiritual and
cognitive techniques is hence plausible and it finds an echo in Plato’s doctrine
who describes the invention of writing as an effect of the loss of primeval
and Their Inhabitants
modern humans, the other creatures described throughout Indian ancient and
medieval literature, have not declined but remained in their original condition,
with all the powers and attributes assigned to them.
Although they may
have made themselves more discreet, perhaps simply because our growing physical
“density” has robbed us of most of our extra-sensorial means of perception. As
said earlier, the materialistic, skeptical or agnostic mindset that Western
societies have exported all over the planet in the last two or three centuries
has played a major role in deporting all traditional lore to the “no man’s land”
of primitive legends or ethnic fiction.
However since the origins, Indian
texts record that human beings mixed and mingled with the various gods, genii
and “demons” (in the greek, ambiguous or “good” sense of the term) and often
inter-married with them, giving birth to hybrid beings.
meritorious and gifted men and women became gods and rose into the higher
heavens while others were semi-demonic and moved freely between various worlds.
Certain super-natural creatures are said to descend from apparently human
ancestors, like the rakshasas who were begotten by the great Vedic Rishi Pulastya.
The latter is
identified as one of the stars in the Big Dipper constellation (Pheida in modern astronomy)
and hence his own nature is both earthly and celestial, as are the other six
demiurgic rishis of Indian cosmology. The Dipper or Great Bear points to the
North Pole or cosmic axis where Vedic cosmology locates the holy Meru mountain,
the home of the gods.
There lies the origin
of the famed “Indo-Aryan” arctic symbolism adopted in certain esoteric circles
of 19th and early 20th century Europe.
of yoga and tantra are known to give their advanced practitioners the ability to
explore other dimensions and to dwell at least temporarily in them, depending
upon the level of mastery achieved in the techniques. Thus, those parallel
universes may be closed to most ordinary humans but are not so mysterious to
those who know the teachings of the seers.
Among the beings who
live in them, some of the closest to humans are the,
...in no particular
Though not all of
them are described precisely, there are enough references to them in the Vedic
and Puranic texts as well as in the Ramayana, Mahabharata and in later texts to
form a fairly complete image of what they represent.
Many scholars have
concluded that those apparently super-natural creatures are in fact totemic
characterizations of various tribal populations and foreign nations but, aside
from that naturalistic interpretation, we should also look at the possibility
that they are or were in fact really in existence, as many current observations
might well confirm.
pitris are among the closest to living humans. Like the greek
Manes they are the souls of the dead ancestors and they inhabit the astral
dimension. Pisachas and Bhutas are akin to the ghosts or spirits of
western lore and sometimes have the characteristics of goblins.
Yakshas are usually protective village spirits and
often act as guardian deities of underground treasures, groves or springs. Their
monarch Kubera, who also rules over the gandharvas is the god of wealth and
metal and he is the “emperor” of the Northern or polar quarter.
yaksha kingdom, said to lie around Mount Kailasa in the Western Himalayas, is
called Alaka and is rich in gold.
In that same region
are the Garudas, mythical eagle-men or flying humanoids, said to have white
faces, golden bodies and large red wings, who hail from Hiranmaya and who are
rather similar to the Suparnas, also human faced and winged.
The Nagas, often situated in the same broad region -
and whose subterranean abode (the Patala) is said in Tibet to be reachable
through a secret opening located under the homonymous temple-palace of Lhasa
(the Potala) - are described as serpents or dragons but can assume human forms
and like several of those fabulous beings are in fact “shape-shifters”, if we
choose to borrow a term of contemporary science-fiction.
The Gandharvas, at
once warriors and musicians serve the devas and are divided into twenty seven
tribes, many of which reside in the enchanted gardens of Chitraratha, north of
Kailash. They are also aerial beings whose ancestor or ruler is said to be the
great musician rishi Narada.
If the Apsaras evoke both the Naiads,
Nereids and Valkyries to the western imagination by their appearance and
connection with water and heaven, the kimpurusas are lion-faced anthropomorphic
creatures and the kinnaras are horse-headed like Hayagriva, the Hindu and
Buddhist “demonic” icon who is often called their leader.
They have a clear
etymological link with the greek Centaurs (kentauri).
Their consorts, the
kinnaris, however are half-bird, half -woman. The ganas are dwarfish, often
misshapen beings who are associated with underground minerals and secrets, like
their Western equivalents (leprechauns or goblins) and their name relates them
to the Arab Jinns, said to be “made of pure fire without smoke” (astral light,
On a higher plane are the higher “gods”, the Rudras, Maruts,
Adityas and Vasus who dwell in subtler realms. Significantly one of the Adityas
(children of Aditi: infinite space) is Tvastr, the architect and builder of the
universe and the carpenter of the flying vehicles that carry the gods across
Among the Asuras, the
powerful rivals of the “shining ones", is Maya (“the
maker”), another cosmic demiurge who crafted the Pushpaka Vimana, described in
the Ramayana as the flying chariot of Kubera “resembling a bright cloud in the
sky”, taken from him by his envious and ambitious brother Ravana, king of the
Rakshasas of Lanka.
The rakshasas are
also super-human beings who have all sorts of magical and prodigious powers.
Their name comes from the root raksh: to protect, indicating that, although they
are regarded as generally cruel and destructive forces in classical Hinduism,
(though capable of “redemption”) originally they were ambivalent as are most
other kinds of divine or supra-human beings.
Even more enigmatic are the
vidyadharas (holders of wisdom), semi-divine beings, often located in remote
Himalayan regions and described as possessors of many fantastic abilities like
flying, changing shape and becoming invisible. They are sometimes cited as
attendants of Rudra Shiva, the Cosmic Mountain Lord who is “The Destroyer of
Their monarch is
Kandarpabali, according to the Hitopadesha and they are the
guardians of tantric wisdom and “supernatural” science.
Many of those
beings are indeed associated with the great mountain ranges which border India
on the North and surround the polar Meru according traditional geography. While
many scholars interpret this nomenclature as describing, in a mythological garb,
to tribal populations and kingdoms located in the upper Himalayas and on the
Tibetan high plateaux, others tend to see them as imaginary creatures with which
poetic fantasy populated the inaccessible snowy fastnesses that lay on the
However one can also
consider the possibility that there may have been groups of beings “descended
from above” or from their boreal abode on those highlands, as the original and
pre-Buddhist shamanistic tradition of the Bon religion of Tibet records.
The Bon books trace
their origins to Dropa Shenrab Miwoche who, more than 18,000 years ago
came from the hidden realm of Shambhala flying on the Tagzig Olmo Lug Rig
(space) and taught the original form of the Vedic religion handed down to him by
his own teacher Shelha or Shiwa Okar (perhaps the Indian Shiva).
myth about the initial source of all wisdom seems to have inspired
the Buddhist doctrine of the hidden Kings (or Kulikas) of Shambhala who have
their seat in the wondrous city of Kalapa where they preside over the secret
rite of the Wheel of Time (Kalachakra).
In all there will be
thirty-two lords of Shambhala, each one ruling for one century, from the first,
Suchandra (Dawa Sangpo in Tibetan) to the final one, Raudra Chakrin or Trakpo
Cholkhorchen who will come in the twenty-fourth century of the common era, with
the contemporary one being Aniruddha or Nagakpo, the 21st in the
In the Tarim basin of Chinese Turkestan and outlying areas as well
as in Mongolia, there are many related legends about Shambhala and Agartha and
some intriguing archeological remains have been found (dropa stones and mummies
at Baian Kara Ula), leading Chinese archeologists to speculate about “out of
this world” origins.
It is in that broad
region that Taoist cosmology situates the Hsi Tien, the Western Paradise of the
Lady of the golden plums of immortality Hsi Wang Mu. It is said to be the
Central Asian Holy Land of Belovodye described by the Orthodox Old Believers,
The French esoteric philosopher Saint Yves d’Alveydre
in his various books, particularly in his Mission de l’Inde en Europe,
written in 1886 under the inspiration of certain Hindu spiritual teachers,
claimed to have visited Agartha in his astral body ten years earlier and to have
been initiated to his sacred language, called Vatan.
He describes it as
the nerve-centre and main sanctuary of Paradesa:
“the highest land” in
Samskrt, (the name from which paradise is derived, according to him).
He hints that this
realm is partly subterranean, beneath the Himalayas and at least partly hidden
in another dimension, which makes it invisible and inaccessible to most people
who are not invited into it.
Saint Yves gives
several other details on this mysterious empire whose population he evaluates at
about twenty million.
He adds that it is
surrounded by various tributary kingdoms, ruled by their respective Rajas and
that this confederacy numbers forty million people in all. The ruling hierarchy
consists, in ascending order of yogis, pandits, bhagwandases (who are 360) and
above them, of twelve world gurus, headed by the supreme triumvirate of the
Brihatma (depository of the spiritual authority), the Mahatma (entrusted with
juridical power) and the Mahanga who is the executive enforcer.
Yves who was socially prominent and enjoyed great respect in esoteric circles,
was so confident of the knowledge he had gained about Agartha that he wrote
letters to the Pope, Queen-Empress Victoria and Tzar Alexander III of Russia to
offer his introduction to the governors of that hidden kingdom in order to allow
the Mahatma and his court to come out in the open and make available the
stupendous treasury of knowledge accumulated in the great underground libraries
kept by the scholars of Agartha all over the planet.
He wrote that all the
records of times past since the dawn of the ages and scientific knowledge
immeasurably more advanced than that of his contemporaries, was available in
those archives, compiled in the last fifty five thousand years since the days of
He cited the
18th century Swedish mystical theologian and polymath Emmanuel
Swedenborg, who had described seeing through his extrasensorial faculties
the annals of forgotten human history from the origins, buried deep beneath the
steppes of Central Asia.
The tradition recorded by Saint Yves influenced
a number of later esoteric researchers, such as Rene Guenon and
Ferdinand Ossendowski as well as Nicholas Roerich.
All wrote about or
sought the abode of the “king of the world” somewhere between the Himalayas and
that the denizens and rulers of Paradesa are human, though they exist at a very
advanced stage of evolution which lends them the attributes of divinity; but he
notes that in the course of their investigations of the universe, both beneath
the earth surface and into “the highest heavens”, the Agarthans have discovered
various intelligent species, some of which are similar to humans while others
seem to be hybrids of men and various types of animals.
He further says that
they use “dirigibles” (zeppelins) to explore the sky and the regions above but
that could be an allusion to spacecraft of a type unknown to him who, in his
age, could only understand the principle of aerostats since the principle of
“heavier than air” aircraft was regarded as unrealistic by most.
linked to the lore of Agartha are the legends of the underground sacred cities
of Shonshe and Shangwa in Eastern Turkestan, refuges of the ancient celestial
Uyghur race which is believed to have left the visible world after a great
cataclysm many thousands of years ago.
In the Mahabharata
the abode of the Devas is given as Uttara Kurus, North of Tibet and of the kingdom of the
gandharvas (generally equated with modern Afghanistan and Central
It may be the Samskrt
version of Homer’s Hyperborea.
As we have seen, some of the fantastic creatures alluded to in
the previous chapter, whether fully “divine” or at least half-human are said to
fly in heavenly chariots and to hold extraordinarily powerful weapons as well
having the ability to carry out many magical actions, such as changing shapes,
increasing their sizes to colossal proportions or inversely, shrinking to the
scale of a gnat or an atom and so on.
Such abilities are
however also accessible to the greatest yogis so that there is no clear
separation between humans and other living beings.
The weapons of the
immortals, which are gifts of the gods or acquired through a combination of
technical knowledge and extraordinary penance and mental concentration (tapas)
have practically infinite capabilities, as demonstrated through many Puranas as
well as in the course of the great epics.
produces a very intense fire which cannot be put out and sears everything to
triggers diluvian rains which flood an entire country
creates a blazing light that blinds and paralyses all who see it
unleashes tornado-like blasts of air that can overthrow the strongest buildings
and ravage the landscape
induces the target population or army into a collective trance or hallucination
triggers such confusion and panic that those exposed to it may fight with each
other to the death without reason
The Sudarshan chakra
(or fiery wheel) of Vishnu is irresistibly destructive but can only be used once
because on second launch it boomerangs and can annihilate he who shoots it as
well as his troop.
It is an
“intelligent” missile as the name sudarshan (all seeing) indicates and
that feature irresistibly brings to mind the celestial wheel “covered with eyes”
described by Ezechiel in his Biblical Prophecy.
The kaumodaki is
Visnu’s mace whose effects are also devastating and irresistible. The Indravajra
is a beam of searing light, a “laser” thunderbolt which is directed and shot
through a circular shield acting as a sort of reflector.
Narayanastra, the Pashupatastra and above all the Brahmastra are so lethal that
they extinguish all life in the area in which they are unleashed and cause
long-term and fatal damage to the ecosystem.
There is no need to remark
that many of the features and effects of those mythical weapons are very
similar to the capabilities of the ballistic, chemical, meteorological,
electromagnetic and nuclear arms that have been developed by the most advanced
military powers or are envisioned by strategic planners and scientists for the
Though the stock
response of academics is that such descriptions merely reflect the breathless
imagination of the ancient bards, the abundance of uncannily technical allusions
appears to indicate the transmission of a very old experiential knowledge.
For instance, in the Mahabharata, Krishna, when his opponent Saubha
makes himself invisible on the battlefield, shoots at him an arrow or missile
that is guided by sound to hit its target.
Vimanas are of many sorts and are
described throughout the long and rich period of Indian ancient and medieval
literature. In the Mahabharata their builders are said to be the yavanas, a
western people that has been identified with the Greeks by many later sources
but that probably refers to a large family of Western Indo-European nations or
However, the minority
religion of Jainism which is extremely ancient, has recorded that some of its
Enlightened Guides (Tirthankaras) came to the world on jayanta
In later texts some
twenty-five shapes of Vimanas of diverse sizes, from the tiny to the gigantic
(celestial cities) are described, some in fairly great details. In the language
of architecture, a Vimana is a tower or building that has seven stories and is
the specific name of the spire which arises above the sanctum (garbhabriha:
house of the egg or germ) of a temple.
More recent Samskrit
treatises such as the Visnudharmottaram, the Aparajitaprachcha, the
Abhilasirtharta Chintamani and the Narada and Kasyapa Silpa Sastras contain
information on the construction and performance specifics of
The best known
source, the Samarangana Sutradhara, attributed
to 11th century King Bhoja of Dhara and his vast scientific
and literary academy has the following to say on those space vehicles:
“Strong and durable
must the body of the Vimana be made, like a great flying bird of light
Inside one must put
the mercury engine with its iron heating apparatus underneath. By means of the
power latent in the mercury, which sets the driving whirlwind in motion, a man
sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky.
The movements of a
Vimana are such that it can vertically ascend, vertically descend, or move
standing forwards or backwards. With the help of machines, human beings can fly
through the air and heavenly beings can come down to earth”.
The same text
describes bio-mechanical robots used as guards and soldiers (ibid.,
From the aforesaid we can conclude that Indian sacred,
historical and technical literature knows of many different worlds and
dimensions and of several types of beings that generally move back and forth
among those dimensions, just as we probably do unconsciously.
Ancient India also
kept the memory - perhaps refreshed by occasional or frequent observations - of
artificially built spacecraft powered by psychic or mechanical energy, and
capable of moving in the air as also on and beneath the water.
We can now do a rapid
review of relatively recent and contemporary reports which tally with the Indian
legends, annals and chronicles and thus give reason to believe that these
ancient accounts were based on real experience or at least on visual
Modern Records and
Even if we refrain from
going back to the 19th century or to even older times where some
reports (and even a few early photographs) of unknown aircraft and “non-human”
creatures descended from the sky exist but for which hard proof may be lacking,
we must recollect some significant statements, made by important figures of
science and by military leader, indicating beyond reasonable doubt that an
awareness of “higher beings” has existed for well over a century among the
technocratic elite of our societies.
It appears that for some unclear
reason, a super-human, non-earthly or at least non-earthbound presence
manifested itself to a number of people in both Europe and America shortly after
the First World War.
As if that great
civilizational crisis, which marked the end of an era, had triggered intense
interest “from above”. UFO sightings and even landings were reported in the USA
and in Germany and some secret societies were formed, purportedly under the
guidance of otherworldly beings.
The most influential
were the rumored but not historically established Black Sun and Vril
Gesellschafts in Bavaria and the now well known Thule Group.
Society, called after the cosmic energy of life that is equivalent to
Prana in Samskrit, drew its inspiration from a young and beautiful Medium, Maria
Orsic, who claimed to be in contact with a very advanced group of beings from a
planet around the Aldebaran giant star (Rohini in Samskrit
astronomy) within the Taurus constellation.
allegedly sent her periodic messages and thereby conveyed high-level scientific
information, designed to enable the members of the group to produce
inexhaustible, non polluting energy and build aircraft capable of flying at
virtually unlimited speed in order to reach the stars.
The data channeled
by Maria Orsic and other “Vrilerinnen” (young female mediums) were
interpreted by Professor W. Schumann from the Technical University of
Munich and used to try building the “flying saucers”, from a first unsuccessful
prototype tried out as early as 1922 over a Bavarian lake.
The program was later
taken over by the Third Reich under the purview of its SS E-IV Division, as some
members of the Vril and Thule groups (closed down by the Gestapo, as most other
secret societies) became high-ranking officials of the new regime.
much controversy surrounds the extent and rate of success of the “Haunebu” and “Vril ships” building program, there is no
doubt that the Germans experimented throughout the war years with “flying disc”
gyroscopic and turbojet technologies,- side by side with the more conventional
V1 and V2 rockets built by Willy Ley and Wernher von Braun -
through such craft as the RFZ-1, first tested in 1934, and the later and
superior RFZ-2 which is believed to have achieved impressive performance
SS General Hans
Kammler, who organized the use of prisoner labour from the concentration
camps for the space weaponry program headed by General Dornberger, reportedly
supervised the R&D effort into anti-gravity propulsion.
It is significant
that the propulsion technology is said to have consisted essentially in the
assembly of “Thule Tachyonators”, spheres of
vertically rotating mercury, in line with what some of the Indian Shastras
describe in the Vimanas.
As Professor Hermann Oberth, one of the
fathers of the German and later American space programs and the major mentor of
von Braun, put it succinctly, they were helped by “people of other
In parallel with the
German research effort, there is documentary proof that Benito Mussolini was
briefed by his officials on the fall or landing of a UFO (an aeromobile
sconosciuto: unknown aircraft) in the Veneto province of Italy in late 1932
and personally ordered the “leaden cast” of his own telegraphic instructions to
be destroyed, as well as “total silence” to be kept, further instructing the
state media to describe the object as a meteorite in their releases.
Evidence for this is
supplied in the form of facsimiles of the telegrams from the Dictator reproduced
in the book “Contattismi di Massa” (2005) by Stefano Breccia (publish in English
as “Mass Contacts" - Authorhouse, 2009).
Mussolini - who soon
afterwards created the Research Unit RS/33 dedicated to new technologies, with
the participation of Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the Radio - would turn
out to be one of many statesmen to be confronted with material evidence of this
kind; and, like almost all others, he treated it as a top secret matter of
A semi-ironic allusion to the clandestine discovery
can be detected in the Duce’s famous speech to the Federation of Fascist Trade
Unions at Teatro Adriano in Rome on February 23rd, 1941 in which he
“In any event, it is
more plausible that the United States (would be) invaded, rather than by troops
from the Axis, by the denizens of planet Mars, not well known, but it seems
rather warlike who shall come down from sidereal space on unimaginable flying
German ballistic and
space-related research was obviously of utmost interest to the main victors of
the war, the USA, the Soviet Union and Britain; and they took great pains to
identify and “mop up” the evidence and equipment they found when they invaded
The American and
Soviet space programs can be said to have arisen from the ashes of the Third
Reich’s achievements and plans for winning the mastery of airspace and venturing
out of the atmosphere.
Skeptics have argued that the Vril is the name of
a psycho-physical cosmic force first described in the 1871 novel “Vril -
The Power of the Coming Race” by British writer and occultist Lord
Bulwer Lytton, the famed author of the Last Days of Pompei; and
that, being a fictional name could hardly have been adopted as a symbol and a
goal by a German occult research society.
However it must be
noted that the Vril, the essential energy in light sound and electro-magnetism
which Bulwer Lytton associates with a gigantic race of Indo-Aryan origin, living
in a network of deep underground caverns and endowed with “Enochian knowledge”,
was held to be real by eminent scholars of that period, not to mention other
occultists like Helena P. Blavatsky and her theosophist
For one, the Indologist Louis Jacolliot who served as
France’s Consul in Calcutta in the second half of the 19th century,
mentioned the Vril as the invisible power tapped by the Jain initiates he met in
Gujarat and Mysore and described in his book Traditions indo-europeennes (1876),
proving that the name was used in a non-fictional context to account for real
Another reference to
the Vril in an Indian context is found in the writings of Saint Yves d’Alveydre
and I have personally heard testimonies from at least two persons, otherwise
quite unaware of the above literature, who had heard from their relatives during
the Second World War about secret weapons being developed by the German
leadership and made possible by the discovery of Vril energy.
accounts show at least that the stories had spread in German and Italian civil
society and there may have been some fire behind that smoke.
The Polar Enigma
The German connection with an “Alien power” before and during
World War II remains a matter of conjuncture and speculation until more
documentation is found or made public.
A puzzling statement
was uttered by Reich Admiral Donitz during his trial at Nuremberg to the
effect that the Reich had kept “an invisible fortification in the midst of the
eternal ice”, interpreted by many as a hint of a remaining secret Nazi base near
In this regard some
intriguing clues can be retrieved from well established events.
In late 1946, barely
a year after the end of the War, when “ghost rockets” were being reported by the
OSS (the precursor of the CIA) in Sweden, U.S. Secretary of Defense James
Forrestal commissioned for Operation High Jump to Antarctica a large armada,
consisting of two large vessels, amphibious command ship, USS Mount Olympus and
the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea, 13 support ships, 2 seaplane tenders,
15 other aircraft, 6 helicopters et al. manned by 4700 men and commanded by the
pioneer of polar exploration, Admiral Richard Byrd.
surprisingly large and well armed for a “scientific” mission in an uninhabited
part of the world was to last until the fall of 1947 but it was abruptly
recalled in early March after apparently meeting with something unexpected and
A reported secret
diary of Admiral Byrd, signed December 24th, 1956
surfaced several years after his demise on March 11th 1957. There has
been so far no confirmation of its authenticity but some cryptic statements made
by Byrd on his return journey from Antarctica, would seem to lend it some
Byrd’s interview with journalist Lee von Atta of INS
(International New Service) and carried in the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio on
March 5th 1947 reads as follows:
“Admiral Byrd warned
today of the necessity for the USA to adopt protective measures against the
possibility of an invasion of the country by hostile aircraft proceeding from
the polar regions”.
On the reasons for
terminating the expedition six months ahead of schedule, he said:
“The most important
of the observations and discoveries made was of the present political situation
as it relates to the security of the USA” and he called for “the country to
remain in a state of alert and watchfulness. We are abandoning the region after
making important geographical discoveries”.
Given that the U.S.
was at the time the sole nuclear power - the USSR would spring a major surprise
in August 1949 by detonating its own atom bomb - and the absolute winner of the
recent global conflict while most of the world, including Western Europe, China,
Japan and the USSR, lay in ruins or was still under colonial rule or American
occupation, the warning given by Byrd is not easy to explain.
The Soviet Union had
already become the new enemy, but America could hardly fear the prospect of
waves of Red Army bombers going all the way down to the South Pole on their way
to North America and the Pentagon had more than enough means to repulse any
“Bolshevik” air raid.
In all probability, Byrd was referring to a clear
and present danger that was not Soviet and which he could not publicly
If we accept his
secret diary as genuine, then we must believe that, according to his own words,
as he flew over Antarctica from Base Camp “Little America IV” on Whales’s Bay,
on the 2nd of February 1947 he was “intercepted” and escorted by
“disc shaped craft” that took him to a sprawling underground facility, called
“the domain of Arionni” where he met the leader of a mysterious
Scandinavian-looking group of men, who spoke German-accented English and who
warned him about the trials to be faced by mankind in future decades.
Byrd further records
in his diary that on his return to the USA, he submitted his secret account to
Forrestal and was debriefed at the Pentagon for six and a half hours on March
A Rising Presence
That year which saw the independence of India and Pakistan,
the creation of Israel and several other major international developments, was
especially eventful on the “alien” front.
It is well known that
in June of that year, three months after Byrd’s return, many American newspapers
carried the report of Aviator Kenneth Arnold about sighting a
squadron of crescent shaped “flying wings” silently gliding “saucer-like” in the
air over the State of Washington at 1200 nautical miles an hour.
He was a highly
credible and expert witness so that his testimony was unquestioned as there was
no official policy yet to deny UFO reports.
4th and the 6th of July, one or more craft, apparently
crescent-shaped as well, crash landed or were brought down in the desert of New Mexico near
Roswell in the general area of the Los Alamos, White Sands and Alamo
Gordo (the nerve centre of the still ongoing Manhattan Project), as announced by
the local army spokesmen, reported in the newspapers and on the radio,
triggering a flurry of activity within the U.S. Government which promptly
ordered the concerned military authorities to issue retractions and rushed by
Executive Order the passage of a draconian and secretive National Security Act
in the fall of that year.
coincidentally or not, Forrestal’s 3000 page day to day journal skips the period
between July 3rd and 14th completely. Subsequent UFO
alerts and “crashes” were thence dealt with the same mixture of barely concealed
alarm and stringent censorship.
In September, the Strategic Air Command
sent a wing of B-29 bombers on a mission to the Arctic, basing them at Fort
Richardson, Alaska, possibly in response to Admiral Byrd’s cautionary warning
about the danger of attack from the poles. Like the records of Operation High
Jump, the goals and findings of that mission were classified.
two years later, the circumstances of Forrestal’s mental breakdown and
subsequent death by suicide in circumstances that were never properly
investigated, while under 24 hour watch at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, provide
support for theories about a major and ominous secret that may have been
suspected by the American leadership during the War and at least partly
discovered by Byrd during the High Jump Antarctic mission.
That secret has been
kept since by certain persons and agencies in the U.S. government, if we judge
by the amount of indicative evidence available in public records.
It has been
established by his biographers that the ex-Secretary of Defense was under heavy
stress on 28th March 1949, when President Truman made him tender his
resignation, at which time the Secretary of the Air Force, Stuart Symington told
him in confidence something which seems to have pushed him “off the edge”.
The very next day
Forrestal was flown to the house of future Defense Secretary Robert
Lovett in Florida under military supervision, placed under the care of a
Navy psychiatrist who heavily medicated him, and then checked into Bethesda on
April 2nd as an in-patient; his journal was removed to the White House on
Richard Dolan, in his detailed chapter on
Forrestal’s death included in his book “UFOs and The National Security State - Part I”, notes
that very few people were allowed to meet with him (his brother Henry had to ask
many times before being allowed to visit) and that even his own religious
confessors were inexplicably kept away by the Navy minders who supervised his
care (Forrestal was a practicing Roman Catholic).
On the other hand,
Truman, his successor at the Department of Defense, Louis Johnson, his
old foe Stuart Symington and a few other high government officials called on him
though he had not requested to see them. Truman was demonstrably worried about
any undiscovered papers or recordings that might have been kept by his former
cabinet member and in August of 1949, Louis Johnson sent him a confidential memo
to reassure him that no voice recordings or any other documents concerning
Truman’s conversation with Forrestal remained.
Forrestal had become a prisoner of the U.S. Navy. It appears that the
government’s concern was to prevent disclosures by the former cabinet member who
ended his own life (or was made to) on May 22, 1949, in the night before his
brother was to take him home following his apparent
Incidentally one of Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington’s
cousins is no other than Fife Symington who, while Governor of Arizona,
on March 13th 1997 was one of the thousands of baffled witnesses to
the spectacular “Phoenix Lights”, described as the passage of a silent 2000 to
3000 feet wide delta-shaped matte black craft sporting a row of dazzling
headlights, over the city.
After attempting to
ridicule the sighting at a press conference by getting one of his staff to wear
an “Alien grey” mask, Symington years later, when out of office apologized and
readily acknowledged on camera at the Washington DC National Press Club that
what he had seen was indeed “some form of an alien spacecraft”.
The “ET factor” does
seem to run across generations for some families.
There are of course
many matters on which Forrestal must have had very privileged information that
might have caused distress to Truman if he had spoken out, but an intriguing
clue was provided by General Arthur Exon, the former commanding officer
of the Wright Patterson Air Base (the site of Air Materiel Command) in 1990 when
he stated that Stuart Symington had been a member of “Unholy 13” who controlled
policy on UFO-related matters in the Government.
That group is almost
certainly the “above top secret” MJ-12 or Majestic Committee,
reportedly appointed by Truman and Forrestal to manage the alien situation, on
which Forrestal sat.
An exhaustive collection of the solid and confirmed
reports of Alien sightings and encounters compiled since 1947 to this day would
fill many books (which have already been written) and so we can only briefly
mention a few of the most unquestionable records.
It is important to
point out, as we noted earlier, that since the second half of World War, the
U.S. had embarked not only on the top-secret, exorbitantly expensive Manhattan
Project (the Oak Ridge Laboratory alone consumed one sixth of all the electrical
power produced in the country during the War years) but also on an elaborate
program to gain possession of all the advanced research and technology to be
found in the Third Reich, through the JIOA (Joint Intelligence Objectives
Hundreds of “Nazi”
scientists and engineers were identified and singled out for transfer to the USA
in the belief that they could make an invaluable contribution to the American
war machine as well as to its civilian economy.
No less than 86
aeronautical engineers and 127 rocket scientists, among them von Braun,
and his boss Dornberger, were targeted by Operation Lusty
(Luftwaffe Secret Technology) out of a total of some 1600 men. From 1945 on,
most were brought to the USA after being secretly detained, often in violation
of the Geneva convention since the Red Cross was kept in the dark about their
Furthermore, in order
to circumvent a U.S. legislation prohibiting asylum to those connected directly
to the Nazi regime, those who could be held accountable for war crimes were
provided with false records by the OSS.
The high priority operation known
first as Overcast and later as Paperclip reflects the
hypocrisy or at least the moral ambiguity of an all powerful military complex
which blithely ignored national and international laws in order to achieve its
goals, following in the footsteps of the Manhattan Project, coordinated by Dr.
Vannevar Bush, the founder and head of the secretive Office of
Scientific Research and Development (OSRD).
Bush is also believed
to have set up and headed MJ-12, which according to classified correspondence of
the time was kept at a higher level of secrecy than its now famous atom-bomb
The Lusty Operation acquired and stored at its Air
Materiel Command Headquarters at Wright Field, Ohio (later Wright Patterson AFB)
more than 16000 items, weighing 6200 tons, of blacklisted “foreign equipment”
from the Axis powers, most of it related to aeronautics and ballistics. Since
there was no independent U.S. Air Force as yet, the supervising authority was
the Army’s “Foreign technology Desk” at the Pentagon.
The late Colonel
Corso, a high-level military intelligence officer, has affirmed
in his memoirs that said desk also received and held some “alien technology”
recovered aboard the captured flying discs.
There is no escaping the
conclusion that a hegemonic but paranoid United States, in the wake of the
greatest war of the 20th century, quickly geared for a new
confrontation, not only with the Communist powers in Russia and then in China,
but also with a seemingly non-human off world agency, first believed to
originate at or under the poles, which it defined as a secret but major
President Truman, extensively briefed on the UFO sightings and
encounters by his military Liaison officer Colonel Robert Landry, must,
like all officials in the know, have been unnerved by the frequent visits of
“unknown intelligent aircraft” to the most sensitive and restricted strategic
facilities of the country, including the White Sands and Alamo Gordo
Faced with a rising tide of reports about “alien
spacecraft” in the media and an increasingly worried public, Truman admitted to
the White House Press corps on April 4th 1950:
“I can assure you
that flying saucers, given that they exists are not constructed by any power of
on this Earth”.
The following years
were to witness thousands of sightings and several spectacular UFO overflights
of many of the world’s capitals, particularly over Washington DC as also over the Air
Force bases and nuclear power plants of the USA and of the other great powers.
In 1952, shortly
after the massive passages over the White House and the Pentagon by UFOs on
January 19th, the President had General Hoyt Sanford
Vandenberg, the Air Force Chief of Staff tell that it had been confirmed
that they were neither Russian nor American and that the government did not know
their identity or origin.
However Vandenberg, a
former director of Central Intelligence, had been directly associated with the
official handling of the Roswell incident in 1947 and is listed as a member of
In 1948, he had
partly dismissed, without giving his reasons but seemingly on grounds of
national security, the “Estimate of the Situation” appended to his own USAF
staff’s Project Sign report on UFOs, favoring an
Extra-terrestrial origin. The report was subsequently burnt on his orders in
1950. The evidence of an attempt at a cover up appears overwhelming.
is worth noting that the personal papers of the General are kept at the National
Archives where they are classified (inaccessible to the public). He thus
arguably knew more than he publicly declared in 1952 about the nature of the
flying vehicles that had buzzed the federal capital.
officers were more outspoken as shown by General George Ramey, deputy chief of
AF staff for operations, on July 29, 1952 when he gave a press conference in
which, according to the San Francisco Examiner, he stated: Jets have been placed
on 24 hour nationwide alert against flying saucers with orders to shoot them
down if they refuse to land.
According to reporter Robert Gardner,
General Benjamin Childlaw, GOC, Air Defense Command in February 1953 told
We take them
seriously (flying saucers) when you consider we have lost many men and planes
trying to intercept them.
In Europe and on the
other side of the iron curtain, Soviet top military officers were making similar
comments though those were usually censored or downplayed in the state
Rumors supported by credible “inside” sources, spread about
President Eisenhower meeting twice with “Nordic” looking alien
visitors on board their spacecraft at two Air Forces bases in 1954
but whether that happened or not, we cannot ignore Wernher von Braun’s revealing
“We find ourselves
faced by powers which are far stronger than hitherto assumed, and whose base is
at present unknown to us. More I cannot say at present. We are now engaged in
entering into closer contact with these powers, and within six or nine months it
may be possible to speak with more precision on the matter”.
(quoted in Above
Top Secret, by Timothy Good, 1988)
Von Braun seems to
have approached the UFO mystery with an open mind and a rather optimistic
disposition; but such was not the mindset of the Generals and civilian officials
who ran the Pentagon and the Intelligence Agencies.
They obviously saw
potential enemies in the unknown visitors and called for mental and technical
mobilization at the highest levels of government against what they perceived as
a formidable threat.
Statements on record
from top men in uniform such as Nathan Twining, Benjamin Childlaw
and Douglas MacArthur attest to that.
The latter issued a
stern warning to the graduating class of 1962, on May 12th at the
West Point Academy, possibly letting out more than what his peers wished when he
between a united human race and the sinister forces of another planetary
Already then, perhaps
from the time of the Mars invasion broadcast by Orson Welles in October 1938,
the UFO-ET phenomenon had become part of popular culture through innumerable
books, radio programs, films and television series.
The information has
spread around ever more widely, though it is surrounded by an equally large
amount of misinformation, generating a climate of general confusion.
recent years, classified documents released by the governments of several
countries, including the Defence Ministries of Britain, France, Brazil, Peru and
Mexico, have once and for all provided hard evidence for the existence of Alien
beings piloting very advanced flying craft and landing on earth.
One of the reports
released by the MOD of the UK in July 2010 indicates that Prime Minister Winston
Churchill had agreed with General Eisenhower to cover up close encounters
between military Planes and UFOs during the War, in the interest of national
security and social stability. Revealingly, Churchill was concerned that
religion might be fatally harmed as a result of public disclosure of those
However, side by side with the technological and military
developments connected with the official reaction to the UFO phenomenon, there
was a less visible spiritual effect. General Dornberger occupied a high position
at the Bell Aerospace Corporation, in which was associated with Arthur M Young,
the visionary engineer and inventor who founded the Institute for the Study of
Young and researcher
Andrija Puharich were both
members of the Round Table Foundation, at Glen Cove, Maine, which acted as a
“channel” for a series of messages reportedly sent by an assembly of
Extra-terrestrial authorities designated as the Council of Nine, through a visiting Indian medium,
the respected Indian spiritual teacher and clairvoyant Maharshi Nyayaratna DG
Vinod from Mumbai, known to many of the leading figures of India at the time
of the Independence, including Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo and Rabindranath
Tagore and who had been invited to the USA by the University of Duke.
The Nine were said to
have inspired Gene Roddenberry to create his immensely successful Star Trek
Vinod achieved great fame in the world of ESP research
as he lectured and collaborated with several universities and specialized
institutes in the USA (such as Dr. Pfeiffer’s parapsychological research center
in Spring Valley, NY) and Europe. He met figures of the caliber of Jung, Aldous
Huxley, Eistein and Millikan.
The Round Table
Foundation was supported by the prestigious Stanford Research Institute (SRI),
whose director was then Dr. Harold Puthoff, a pioneer in
para-normal and UFO-related studies.
A related organization was the Jason
Institute which focused on defence-related matters and was thereby related to
the CIA whose various, and generally infamous, programs to investigate and test
the potential for mind warfare and related clandestine operations, such as MK Ultra and Artichoke, bear a relation to the
observation and investigation of UFOs, as recognized by the well known
researcher H.P.Albarelli, founding member of the North
American Truth and Accountability Commission on Human Experimentation and
author of A Terrible Mistake: the Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret
Cold War Experiments (2010), though the exact nature of the link is often
difficult to assess.
There seems to be a form of cooperation between some
“Aliens” and those U.S. agencies unless the latter are simply trying to use the
information they gather from those beings.
Similar hints can be
gleaned from other governments at one time or another. For example, the
President of the Russian Buddhist Republic of Kalmykia, Kirsan
Ilyumzhinov declared in 2010 on a prime time show on Russian Television that
he had been abducted in 1997 from his Moscow home by “Alien yellow-clad
cosmonauts” aboard a spaceship and told that they were “not ready” to publicly
interact with mankind.
triggered an official letter from a deputy from the Duma, the Russian
Parliament, to President Dimitri Medvedev seeking a clarification on the
significance of this testimony and its implications for national security.
However no response
from the Russian head of state seems to have been forthcoming so far and his
silence may be another evidence of the deep quandary that many states find
In 2009, the wife of
Japanese then-Prime Minister Hatoyama reiterated to the Media that she had been
“taken to Venus” on a UFO.
One of the most puzzling but spiritually and aesthetically
pleasing phenomena generally regarded as a corollary of the presence of UFOs is
the frequent appearance of the “crop circles” in various parts of
the world, but more often in England.
complexity of those geometric patterns whose shapes and designs closely resemble
the Indian yantras and mandalas denotes not only an unknown and very
sophisticated technology - seemingly using microwave beams - to produce them,
generally in the dead of the night and in a matter of seconds, with no visible
agent being present (except for some rapidly moving lights which disappear as
suddenly as they manifest) but also a deep familiarity with the sacred geometry
of the ancient world and with advanced mathematics and bio-physical
It has been
demonstrated by various scholars in the subject that those “circles” sometimes
contain elaborate scientific formulations and reveal new equations and physical
professional skeptics to “debunk” the mystery by getting pranksters to draw some
of the relatively cruder patterns on fields with the help of ropes and other
primitive tools, belong to the systematic policy of denying the “para-normal”
reality altogether, dismissing evidence by means of flimsy pseudo-explanations.
They don’t change
anything to the reality of the crop circle phenomenon, no matter what many
people, unfamiliar with the facts, have been led to believe.
photographs taken in outer space have been interpreted by some experts to show
some gigantic artificial objects that appear to be the “massive spaceships”
alluded to by astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in a recent TV documentary
on cosmology and the flying cities and celestial lokas described in some ancient
Even more amazing are
some genuine, unretouched or photoshopped pictures showing UFOs, sometimes of a
very large size, as being almost invisible or transparent, as if they moved on
the fringe of our physical universe or at least on the edge of electromagnetic
perception. They would hence appear to belong to the other dimensions often
described in ancient texts as also by contemporary “occultist”
It is therefore much
easier to understand why that facet of reality has generally been discounted or
ignored by mainstream scientific research.
We will give the last word to
eminent psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung who did considerable research on
the subject of UFOs and who concluded:
“It remains an
established fact, supported by numerous observations, that UFOs have not only
been seen visually but have also been picked up on the radar screen and have
left traces on the photographic plate.
It boils down to
nothing less than this: that either psychic projections throw back a radar echo,
or else the appearance of real objects affords an opportunity for mythological
Then, are Indian
mythology and ancient history (Itihasa: “so it was”), among others that have
come down from the remote past on most continents, records of an era when human
beings acknowledged the presence of gods or “shining ones” hailing from various
“heavens” and dimensions, and interacted with them on many levels?
If so, our modern
“scientific worldview” is in need of drastic review and correction and the
history of our origins could be very different from what we are taught in