A question that has recently come into view for this writer is – why the obsessive pursuit of communication with unknown entities of unverifiable status, to the exclusion of the exploration of our own mysterious and marvellous spiritual anatomy? Or to put it it more succinctly – why aren’t we interested in channeling our selves ?
As a topic of inquiry and exploration, what could be more fascinating than the vary nature of our own beings? Why are we suffering from what appears to be a form of extreme spiritual inferiority? And what is the motivation behind this apparent obfuscation of our own true spiritual identities?
This article is an attempt to provide some clarification on the complex and multi-layered topic of channeling – and to suggest a Human based alternative to the whole edifice. Part one gives a quick overview of the subject, while part two considers an alternative.
The channeling of entities and beings has become a culturally mainstream phenomenon. When given a cursory glance it can appear to be a straight forward phenomenon – where certain “gifted” or chosen individuals communicate with disembodied entities, or more usually, allow those entities to speak through them.
The acceptance of channeling by the new-age movement is now pretty much unquestioned. Historically, channeling can be found in the abrahamic religions, in the form of speaking in tongues, divine guidance, the voice of god and angels etc. The term “channeling” is however, disavowed by the churches as it is likely to be considered a form of possession.
What we are really seeing are two forms of “channeling” – religious and secular. Secular (non-religious/church) channeling freely appropriates from any and all religions, spiritual and cultural traditions, while religious channeling maintains a strict canon that differentiates it from the secular world, and other religions. For the church, any channeling that occurs outside of the congregation and the direct oversight of the priest class, is likely to be termed the work of the devil, or one of his minions.
The new-age on the other hand freely channels angels, saints, nature beings, plants, animals, inanimate objects, planets etc etc. This free association could be attributed to the animism of the shamanic traditions, but this is only a partial explanation.
Occultism is closely associated with channeled beings and entities – with Satanism, Luciferianism and Demonism lying at one extreme, and a long list of other occult traditions taking up the middle ground. New-Age “lite” promotes itself at the user-friendly end of the range with the likes of Ramtha and the Pleiadians.
The UFO-contactee phenomenon sits in uncomfortable proximity to the new-age. The degree of conflation between all of these traditions is extreme. Was Jesus an alien in a spaceship? Will the Grays rescue us from a global environmental apocalypse? Are aliens demonic? Religion, the new-age, the occult and UFOlogy seem to be intertwined in a morass of overlapping claims – sometimes in agreement, sometimes in conflict, mostly attempting to carve out their own territory.
To further complicate and obfuscate the topic, the Western mental health profession has labelled the hearing of voices a serious mental illness. The distinction between “healthy” channeling, and schizophrenia is a fraught and murky business. Western culture struggles to accept the idea of a spiritual emergency or a shamanic break. Many of those who in earlier times would have been our shamans and healers, are consigned to psyche wards and medication.
Secular channeling has played a powerful role in the shaping of the Western world – in a surreptitious and often hidden (occulted) manner. Queen Elizabeth the First consulted the occultist and channeller John Dee. A couple of contemporary and well known examples include; Security state ties to the Yale Skull and Bones occult group – with the “skull and bones” said to belong to the Native American Indian leader Geronimo. How ghastly on so many levels!
NASA activities have been influenced by the Nazi Thule Society via German scientists brought to the U.S under Operation Paperclip, at the end of WW2. NASA also facilitated Buzz Aldrin’s performance of a Masonic ritual during the first moon landing. Jack Parsons, founder of the eponymous JPL was an Aleister Crowley understudy – as was L Ron Hubbard for a short time. Crowley famously channeled the grey alien look-alike Lam.
MK-Ultra mind control victims were traumatised into extreme states of dissociation, providing fertile ground for the appearance of entities and possession. Cathy O’Brien gives a full and detailed account in her autobiography. Some elite families are associated with knowledge conferred by channeled entites and occultism. Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” runs right up to the jaggedy edge on that topic.
One final example, which may be of more general interest. The current state of Egyptology and archaeological research on the Giza plateau is profoundly influenced by channeling. The “sleeping profit” Edgar Cayce channeled information while in a trance state, some of which described secret chambers below the Sphinx. His organisation, the Association for Reseach and Enlightenment (A.R.E) has sponsored the education and training of two of the pivotal figures in modern Egyptology – Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass. The latter being a powerful gatekeeper, having until recently, total control over who has access to the Giza plateau, and what research is undertaken on the ground.
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