Editorial Article originally posted 15 August 2013 by Jim Lantern, science fiction author, Norman Oklahoma
It is of course with humor that I suggest the possibility that some science fiction authors are really aliens from other planets. However, I seriously suggest a way by which that might actually be possible.
After all, where else would such amazing and bizarre ideas come from, if not from aliens who have come to planet Earth from distant planets where they have had life experiences?
My favorite quote: “All we can imagine is probably not half as crazy as the truth.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke. Of that, I have no doubt.
This is not to suggest that any science fiction authors physically arrived on this planet as humans from other planets, although that could be a totally different possibility. Rather, this is to suggest that their souls came to this planet from other planets, and were then born into Earth human life.
There are two ways that is possible…
1. They came here in alien physical form aboard starships during a long ago expedition, died here, and then their alien souls were reincarnated into Earth human life.
2. They came here by means of Soul Travel. By that I mean their souls were removed from their physical bodies on their home planets, sent over a beam of light or by other means that is faster-than-light, and are then born into a human lives or otherwise took possession of Earth humans. Meantime, their original physical bodies are stored in hibernation until they return. Upon physical death in human form, they then return to their home planets, to be placed back into their original bodies, or to be reincarnated into new natural or manufactured artificial bodies. The purpose would be to engage in the sharing of knowledge as a form of trade, since they can’t bring physical cargo with them for trade with the means of travel being spiritual. While living here, they give their remembered knowledge to humans, or sell it as a means to get money to live on. Famous inventors probably had the souls of aliens. Also, they learn from humans, and then return to their home world with that acquired knowledge.
Either way, they eventually remember their alien past, perhaps during dreams and nightmares, which some of them then write about in the form of science fiction, if not provable science.
In the 1997 movie Men in Black, there is a scene in which the Men in Black are using hundreds of TV monitors covering a wall to keep an eye on people who are really known aliens. The logical choice for suspects would be to monitor science fiction authors, as well as any famous living inventors and scientists. Perhaps that’s the real purpose of the NSA spying on US citizens, our allies, and the rest of the world. Perhaps they are monitoring our emails and our Internet activities to look for evidence of humans who have alien souls, to then abduct us to interrogate us for our alien knowledge. Some religious fanatics might want to kill us as a threat to their beliefs.
Perhaps we have found the aliens, and they are us. That is my own variation of the famous Pogo quote, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” It sums up the attitude of cartoonist Walt Kelly, creator of Pogo, towards the foibles of mankind and the nature of the human condition.
Probably on an interstellar map used by aliens, Earth is marked with the ancient mariner warning: HERE BE MONSTERS!
We humans have trouble accepting our own differences, frequently engaging in bloody violent conflicts because of such differences. What is acceptable in one culture or community might not be acceptable in another culture or community. Just look at what is exposed at night under the light of the full moon and it goes around planet Earth! What will happen when we finally meet real space aliens who are significantly different than us, whose ways of life are truly alien? If we cannot accept our own differences, then how can we accept the differences between us and the people of another planet? Will such differences lead to an interstellar war, or peaceful trade? Again, the reverse is also true, raising the question of them accepting us or declaring war on us.
The idea of “migration of souls” was an important subject of the 1998 TV movie Babylon 5: In the Beginning, in which the Minbari discover some Earth humans have reincarnated Minbari souls. It is that discovery that caused the Minbari to abruptly end the Earth-Minbari War. It was written by J. Michael Straczynski. Perhaps Straczynski actually has a Minbari soul, has remembered all of that from a past life, and then presented it as science fiction. Of course, that’s not a story of the past, but is a vision of the future. Even so, something like that could have happened between the people of two different planets long ago and far away, similar to Star Wars created by George Lucas.
Maybe the black monoliths in the 2001: A Space Odyssey novel by Arthur C. Clarke, and 1968 movie, were interstellar gateways and starships of aliens who have visited this planet.
Glen A. Larson, a Mormon, created the original Battlestar Galactica TV series in 1978. He based some content on Mormon beliefs, such as the planet named Kobol in Battlestar Galactica’s episode Lost Planet of the Gods. It is known as Kolob in Mormon scripture. Kolob is mentioned in the Book of Abraham. Some of the Mormons believe the Book of Abraham was translated from an Egyptian papyrus scroll by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to that book, Kolob is the heavenly body nearest to the throne of God. Not all Mormons accept that belief and the Book of Abraham. Perhaps Glen A. Larson has the reincarnated soul of an alien from Kobol, or one of the other planets in Battlestar Galactica. Perhaps that TV series is actually based on real events, long ago, but perhaps not so far away.
Some Mormon beliefs, and some of what Glen A. Larson presented in Battlestar Galactica, might tie in with the claims of ancient aliens in the Chariots of the Gods? book published by Erich von Däniken in 1968. It involves the belief that the “religions and technology” of some ancient human civilizations were given to them by visiting alien explorers who were welcomed as gods. Scholars believe the Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs located on the Nazca Desert in southern Peru, were created by the Nazca people between the years 400 and 650. The visiting aliens were likely there then or before then. The lines are shallow designs made in the ground by removing the reddish pebbles and uncovering the grey-white colored ground beneath. Hundreds are simple lines or geometric shapes. More than seventy are zoomorphic designs of animals such as birds, fish, llamas, jaguar, monkey, stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, lizards, and some human figures. Other designs include phytomorphic shapes such as trees and flowers. They are not visible as such from ground level. For the shapes to be recognized, they must be viewed from high up, such as from an airplane flying over, or a spaceship. The largest figures are over 660 feet (about 200 metres) across. Scholars differ in interpreting the purpose of the designs, but most believe they had a religious purpose.
In 1901, Dr. Duncan MacDougall weighed 6 patients, who were suffering from tuberculosis in an old age home, while they were just hours away from dying. Their beds, with the patients on them, were placed on an industrial sized scale, which could measure differences in grams. His theory was that the human soul has measurable mass by weight. Just moments after death, each patient lost 21 grams, which is believed to be the weight of the soul, and is believed to be proof of the existence of a soul. Light has energy and that energy, according to Einstein’s E = mc2, is closely related to mass, which has weight in a gravitational force. But what is the soul made of? How was it created? What is its means of transportation? Where did it come from before being born into a physical life? Where did it go or return to after the death of its physical body?
The energy of the cells of the physical body produce the unconscious mind and therein the id. The energy of the cells of the brain produce the conscious mind, subconscious, and therein the ego. The energy of the cells of the superphysical body of the soul, made from supermatter, produce the superconscious mind and therein the superego, being that which we truly are spiritually. We are not our physical bodies. We are the superconscious mind and superego located within the spiritual body of the soul. The physical body is like a car, and the spiritual soul is the driver.
That which we truly are is spiritual. We come to Earth in spiritual form from the spiritual universe. We use a body for transportation, which has been designed to be able to live in the environment of this world, like using an avatar in virtual reality, while visiting this world. When we are finished, the physical body is no longer needed and we spiritually return to where we came from. Perhaps the physical universe is the virtual reality for spiritual beings who live in the spiritual universe.
We are all “just visiting this planet” as announced on a car bumper sticker I saw. Perhaps “See Earth and die!” shouts a travel ad for souls living in the realm of heaven within the spiritual universe. It’s the equivalent of “See Paris and die!” Meaning, there’s nothing better in life to see, so after you’ve seen it you might as well die. If my physical life here on Earth is just a vacation, then I’m going to demand a refund upon returning home!
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