5 Thoughts: EthnoReligiUfology


1. IF YOU DON’T READ THIS carefully, you’ll come away thinking that I think “God” is an alien, Moses a contactee and the Event at Sinai one of the humankind’s first recorded UFO sightings.

2. I really really don’t. But I do “believe” (cf. http://metaphorager.net/four-points-of-contact/) that Something Impressive happened in the Sinai desert 3,200 years ago.

3. As high-integrity weird-event investigator Jacques Vallee writes, however, it’s difficult for someone schooled in biblical and weirdological literatures (e.g., me; e.e.g., the 1917 “Fatima event”) not to notice apparent parallels between the two classes of experience: e.g., bright lights coming down from the sky, booming sounds and voices, messages of cosmic import, experienced sensations of timelessness, et al. That doesn’t mean the experiences are the same — or that they have the same catalyst or purpose — only that the patterns appear similar.

4. I have no idea what this means. The patterns appear similar — and because I accept the validity (though none of the explanations) of the so-called UFO experience, it’s easy for me to accept the validity of (though not necessarily any particular explanation for) Torah. (For some people, it’s got to be the word of God in order to take it seriously; for me, it’s just got to be Inspired Writing. And it is — and a recognizable-to-me genre to boot.)

5. Really, I have no idea what this means. But if you, like me, incline toward theories philosophical, aesthetic and noncommittal, you might agree that it’s kind of neat to think about.

  • email
  • Facebook
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Tumblr
  • PDF

Tags: , , ,

4 Responses to 5 Thoughts: EthnoReligiUfology

  1. Alan K Lipton Toopoint-Oh on 2010.07.19 at 2343

    The “wrong” one, obviously.

    • Scoop on 2010.07.19 at 2353

      Wait – I think you thought I thought I was just messing around, but I think I’m really on to something more than a funny haha isn’t that cute. There’s that level, yes, but there’s also the level of 1) just where do all these little mass-consciousness leaps come from (other than the Void, of course) and 2) how seriously, do we take our myths and mythologies, 3) why and 4) in what fashion. (My friend Maerian, who may be reading this, is also massively into/blogs on a similar “thing” from a syncreto-pagan angle; my other friend Mark likewise, from an Eastern martial arts perspective. Come to think of it … I seem to know a lot of people like that.)

  2. Alan K Lipton Toopoint-Oh on 2010.07.19 at 1045

    Darn! For a minute there you had me going.

    • Scoop on 2010.07.19 at 1624

      In which direction?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Tales

Not Like It Used To Was

Mom in the drug store Called out to her son: “Brooklyn!” Am I getting old?

Read more »

Prosatio Silban and the Starving Survivor

A BUOPOTH IS A STRANGE beast: some say it is half-composed of men’s dreams, others prefer not to speculate. But of the little that...

Read more »

Prosatio Silban and the Visitor From The Sands

PROSATIO SILBAN WAS NOT KNOWN for nothing as “The Cook For Any Price.” He had long ago foresworn the Sacreanthood and serving people’s souls...

Read more »

The Poet

HE COULDN’T TELL WHETHER HE loved beauty or women more until the day he called his mom and said “Guess what? I’m marrying a...

Read more »

Storyteller’s Knot

THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF any story is the point at which it’s attached to the reader.

Read more »

Reader Picks


June 2018
« Oct    


Wine Country Weather

Click for Forecast

Ritual Hat Pass

G'bless'ye, sir or madam.

You Can't Stop The Signal:
Celebrating the remaining days:hours:etc until Apophis II. Live it up, Earthlings.

Favicon Plugin created by Jake Ruston's Wordpress Plugins - Powered by Briefcases and r4 ds card.