Most serious field investigators who have spent years documenting UFO, Fortean and paranormal phenomena sooner or later come to a point where they start asking themselves the basic question: what are the implications of all these phenomena? There are of course ufologists and Forteans who gather cases like stamp collectors, without bothering about paradigm issues or the scientific and philosophical challenges implied by the phenomena. But for investigators with a scholarly or intellectual approach the various phenomena are usually the starting point of a life long search for the deeper existential questions.
Field investigators who from personal experience have discovered that the orthodox reductionist-materialist paradigm is untenable when confronted with UFOs and paranormal phenomena find themselves facing a dilemma. How to find a world view or paradigm that can be used as a reasonable working hypothesis to account for all the unexplained phenomena? Entering the field of alternative world views is for many a mission impossible with the hundreds of conflicting teachings from different groups and cults. Like entering a djungle full of snakes and swamps. Still, a pathfinder force attitude to this problem is necessary.
The critical and scientifically minded student will eventually, if persistent, in this djungle of conflicting messages and teachers, discover that there is a philosophy and tradition of a quality vastly different from the popular new age channelings. It is referred to as The Esoteric Tradition, Ancient Wisdom or Science of the Multiverse and can be regarded as the third intellectual force or pillar in cultural history alongside religion and science.
For those non-conformist and heretical ufologists who wish to open the door to Forbidden Science this guide in using Esotericism as a paradigm or working hypothesis can be a starting point and inspiration. From a philosophical or bird´s-eye view ufology is very much more than just simple identification of lights in the sky. It may take many years of field investigation and study but eventually you will probably arrive at the same conclusion as pioneer ufologist Jacques Vallee:
”…the history of ufology should be placed
within an esoteric context. Throughout history there has been a tradition of
higher knowledge, and the claim that it was accessible to us, if only we agreed
to be tested, to work through certain spiritual problems… That´s the meaning of
the hermetic schools. The UFO problem, the question of parapsychology, are central
to this business. Looking for the solution isn´t just a scientific project;
it´s a quest, an initiation, an enigma like that of the Sphinx…”.
(Jacques Vallee, Forbidden Science II, p. 211).
Research Foundation (BSRF)
Contactees and Esotericism
Paradigm and Working Hypothesis
(The Alcatraz Theory)
Retreats and UFO
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