Yesterday I listened to Whitley Strieber’s interview on Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove. In his recollection of staying on a Lakota reservation some years ago Whitley spoke of high strangeness affecting his vision. Whether seated in a car as a passenger, sitting outside or within building walls, he could see two worlds merging as one, as if a parallel Earth was co-existing in a slightly different frequency and finely woven together with his current reality. Another time during his stay he quietly meditated and offered prayers to the souls buried at Wounded Knee. He was distracted by another man walking back and forth. After a few passes this man said he could see the bones of the deceased in their graves when he stood near Whitley, but when he walked away the vision disappeared. These kinds of mind-bending experiences are not unique to Whitley, but he does seem to have more than his fair share!
Whitley and Jeffrey discuss Future Communion:
I was drawn to Strieber’s writings back in the late 80’s while passing a Barnes & Noble in the mall. Perched on a shelf at the store’s entrance was the ground-breaking book, Communion. Seeing the face on the cover stirred my gut and took my breath away, and as I read the intro I was shocked to learn it wasn’t fiction! The visitors have been steadfast companions in his life ever since. I was relieved to hear that while his relationship with them was initially quite terrifying their presence over the decades has been most welcomed.
Yesterday afternoon a book arrived,”Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld”, by Patrick Harpur. A lovely synchronicity for me was learning that Dr. John Mack, another ground-breaking author and Prof. of Psychiatry at Harvard University, wrote supportive testimonial for this book. Dr. Mack was a force to be reckoned with as well in the field of ufology. He was the first professional to take the stories of experiencers seriously and, against Harvard’s wishes, brought the topic into the public domain. He put his career, marriage and reputation at stake. One thing both men have in common is showing how the world of the daimon is not for the faint of heart. To stand in its brazen light (or darkness) challenges one’s integrity, faith in a higher power, and ability to relinquish the material world’s comforts to stand for what in their heart is their Truth. Doing so will marginalize a person to the fringes of society and more often than not bring unwelcomed attention and harassment. Standing one’s ground and telling one’s story brings forth great wisdom and insights to one’s self and others having similar experiences. Something no amount of riches or power can buy.
Defining “daimon” is elusive. Urban dictionary states, “Daimon A spirit full of mana often an inward mentor, a source of inspiration, and a moral guardian to an individual. Daimon is the Greek derivative for the term demon. In this sense the term ‘demon’ means ‘replete with knowledge‘.” And what is Mana? According to Wikipedia,”Mana is the spiritual life force energy or healing power that permeates the universe, in the culture of the Melanesians and Polynesians. Anyone or thing can have Mana. It is a cultivation or possession of energy and power, rather than being a source of power. It is an intentional force.”
A bit confusing putting demons and daimons together in one definition as Urban did, but then it is often said dark and light are two sides of the same coin.
So, what do UFOs, ETs, angels, daimons, demons, and all forms of high strangeness have in common? They represent worlds within worlds that share the same space as us. Hidden forces appearing at will, wherever and whenever. Shapeshifting into our dream spaces, mimicking us, and terrifying our comfort zones. They can influence our thought processes, our choices, opinions, addictions, and beliefs about ourselves and our world. This planet and all life it supports is much older than the human species, and the ‘tween spaces of dimensions that brew with life, energies and consciousness are older than our planet.
If 2020 has taught us anything so far it is that we cannot believe everything we see and hear. CGI is too savvy and clever and will make you believe pigs can fly and Mother Mary just appeared in the sky. Politicians are clearly under the influence of energies they themselves may not fully understand or comprehend, and humanity as a whole is standing on the precipice of evolve or die. Many forms of species are disappearing from our radar, and witnesses over the last few decades have seen and directly experienced ever increasing episodes of cryptid and alien life forms that appear and disappear into thin air before their eyes, seemingly unharmed or affected by bullets or prayers. The Earth is ramping up its own life forces, revealing to the common person that home planet is also a living, breathing, circulating vessel of life that supports not only humans but every imaginable (and unimaginable) form of life in the material world and parallel worlds. It, too, is going through a birthing process like none other. The overwhelmingness of it all leaves most people flattened and scared. I found this post on FB today – a classic example of what happens when we try to solve the world with the mind only..
What are we to do? It’s a big question and I would not want to insult the reader’s intelligence with some glib answer. All I can say is what I’m doing for myself, what I feel to be true: Every moment, every breath, every heart beat is rare and precious, as are YOU.
As quoted in my previous blog:
“Some butterflies live only for one day. Some cacti bloom only for a few hours at night. And this is what makes them so exquisite. A moment of sunshine on your face, breakfast with a loved one, a child’s smile. This moment will never happen again. This breath I am taking is precious because it exists in me only for an instant. If we spend much of our time worrying about what the future will bring and whether we will leave a legacy fitting to our inflated sense of self, we will fail to notice the precious moments of our days.”Alberto Villoldo, PhD, Shaman
This is not the time to be living solely out of one’s mind. It is a lonely place and is easily deceived by seen and unseen forces. Its only job is to be of service to the greater whole of your being. Unfortunately, we have been made to believe that our intellect is going to solve everything. Our world’s current state is evidence of that lie.
To make life worth living requires us to seek with great passion what makes our heart sing, what makes deep breathing worth while, and consciously choosing to travel a path that takes us there while causing the least amount of suffering to others and the environment. It is time to have a deep conversation with the heart. I find that doing yoga poses that lower the cranium below the level of the heart to be very humbling. The mind should always bow to the heart, morning and evening, and whenever in between.
We are conduits between heaven and earth, we are dreamweavers, photons of living light, music-makers, walkers between worlds. We are children of and direct conduits for the Divine Cosmic Spirit (by whatever name you give it) that birthed all- that-is, seen and unseen into being. We are not here to work, eat, destroy the planet and die. Anyone selling you that story is a lost soul, and the world is rife with them at this time. Bless them and continue on. Keep a journal so you can track your own evolution, your feelings, and read it often – see where you’ve been and where you are now. Most importantly, whenever possible be kind to yourself and others, and practice lucid dreaming. Lots of great books are out there on the topic. Dreaming is the bridge between this world and the next. I feel the Daimon are the dream teachers, nothing more and nothing less.