#91 Otherworldly embassies, stock exchanges, and general meeting points
Psychedelics, Entities, Dark Matter, and Parallel Dimensions by Graham Hancock, pages 242-272
In this chapter, Graham Hancock proposes that fairies, spirits, and aliens perhaps are the same phenomenon but interpreted differently by different peoples and in different time periods. It’s an interesting argument, one with which I can sympathize. It kind of makes sense: our metaphors for understanding reality and/or anomalous experiences evolve as our understanding of science and technology evolve. These beings may very well be the same type of being; however, since we not only look to the stars but send probes and satellites into space, venture to our nearest planetoid, and are planning to go to our second nearest planetoid, the interpretations of entity experience regardless of causal mechanism are increasingly being construed as small grey people from other star systems or dimensions. And people speculate why their bodies and minds are the way they are and provide many hypotheses.
Hancock’s lecture was a pleasure to read. This stream’s focus or prompt, however, is taken from the discussion afterwards. In it, discussants bring up the issue of occasional DMT entity ambivalence to humans entering the altered space. Questions raised were: “Are they the farmer and are we the sheep? … Are we the food? … Are we being farmed and at death our souls are devoured in
some way?” and if so, are there “good farmers and bad farmers” (Hancock, 2018). All intriguing questions, especially since we still know very little about psychedelic worlds. We need only look at our own species for a possible model, in the sense of animal husbandry and domestication. Humans raise animals for food, clothing, shelter, and many other purposes. Could psychedelic and/or nonphysical entities be using humans for some motive that doesn’t make sense to us because it is so far beyond what we’re capable of comprehending?
As I read the lecture and the following discussion, I was reminded of Robert A. Monroe’s three books on the topic of out-of-body experiences (OBE). In his second book, Far Journeys (1985), Monroe speaks about an insight given to him by a nonphysical being regarding the production of “loosh.” Loosh, according to Monroe, is some kind of sought-after energy substance that is harvested from living beings, notably at the time of their death. Humans create the most loosh compared to other living organisms such as plants and animals because their highly charged emotions, good or bad, generate large quantities of this substance for someone, somewhere. Why these beings harvest loosh is unclear; what is clear is that they want lots of it.
With that being said, remember to apply those grains of salt. There may be some truth to one or all of them, and as interesting as they are, I think we should take multiple steps back from these incredible speculations. Rather than jump the gun, I think we must first consider what these beings might want. All characters in films, for example, want something. I don’t think it’s exaggerative to assume that visionary and nonphysical beings (that people claim to experience) also might want something from humans, humans that can now perceive them because they took a psychedelic or altered their consciousness through another means. So, what do they want and how can we get it for them? Likewise, if we can actually get them what they want, do they actually have something that we want?
Whether they are good or bad farmers is irrelevant; they seem to have a greater bird’s-eye view than we physicals have. Monroe (1985) gives the example of the cow needing help to relieve its heavy utters and the farmer is pleased to help out and draw the milk into the bucket. The cow doesn’t know why the farmer wants the milk and doesn’t seem to care. Are humans in some way like the cow, and if so, then, are humans in any position to negotiate with the hyperdimensional farmer? If humans had any idea what this hypothesized farmer wants, and they stall or do not give it to him/her/it, perhaps humans can negotiate for better conditions or get more of something that they want or need.
Progress in this direction if it is at all possible requires further research into making contact with the denizens of these realms, how to stabilize experiences, how to effectively communicate with these beings, or as David Luke suggests in the Preface of the book (2018; see below), to set up an “interdimensional embassy” of sorts. The point is that contact and communication with other realms will have to become structured, normalized, and repeated for what comes after initial contact. Once such a hypothesized embassy is set up can we begin to think about an interdimensional Chamber of Commerce or Stock Exchange to discuss trade deals and contracts, bartering goods and ideas and favors across dimensions, etc. As relations progress, who knows what might be possible as we continue exploring these other worlds.
Monroe, R. A. (1985). Far Journeys. New York: Broadway Books.
Hancock, G. (2018). Psychedelics, Entities, Dark Matter, and Parallel Dimensions. In D. Luke & R. Spowers (Eds.), DMT Dialogues: Encounters with the Spirit Molecule, (242-272). Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press.