Aliens in the Mind:
Fact or Fantasy?
One of the scarier concepts is that of having aliens in the mind; in your mind, that is!
But how possible is it and, if it is possible, how likely is it?
What do we mean?
To begin with, the idea of having aliens in the mind is something which seems to be found in science fiction novels.
Here, the scenario is usually one of the following:
- a real alien actually in the mind, doing things to the brain
- an alien controlling telepathically the mind and will of the unwilling host
- an alien using some sort of device to control the host's mind.
Let's look at these, beginning with devices in the mind, or alien implants.
This sounds unlikely at first. But before you dismiss it out of hand, consider the following facts. Humans have already had implants in their heads. Some of them they know about, but some happened without their knowledge!
Untrue? Not at all!
Medical science is slowly exploring the idea that prosthetic limbs can be controlled by implants in the head whereby the nerves are told directly what to do and microchips in the artificial limb translate those impulses into actions. This is just the normal process of hip replacements, dental implants, cochlear implants and so on. There are already available artificial arms which can move by controlling the chest muscles.
But actual implants already exist as well. The first brain implants were surgically inserted in 1974 in the state of Ohio, USA and also in Stockholm, Sweden. In Sweden, Prime Minister Olof Palme gave permission in 1973 to implant prisoners, and Data Inspection's ex-Director General Jan Freese revealed that nursing-home patients were implanted in the mid-1980s. (Details taken from this web site.)
These types of implants are very small indeed, less than a grain of rice. Cases have come to light where the victim was implanted without knowledge or consent and X-rays show the implant in the brain. (See this website for examples.)
These implants can be monitored and the mental and physical conditions of the victim can be also be altered via these embedded chips.
Many alien abductees report that they were implanted with devices via their nasal passages, just as some of the terrestrial implants have been carried out.
Aliens in the mind doesn't seem quite so impossible to think of now, does it?
This one is more difficult to prove, as our present technology doesn't appear to be able to do this. However, having said that, there is plenty of anecdotal and circumstantial evidence pointing to efforts being made to influence humans remotely. For example, there was the irradiation of the US Embassy in Moscow in the 1960's and 1970's. The continued use of microwaves affected the health of staff there, although the US was curiously reticent about the whole process, suggesting they were doing something similar to the Russians elsewhere.
If just this one example about remote influence shows some of what could be done 30 years ago, the question then remains what can be done now by humans and, more importantly, what can be done by aliens who, presumably, have more advanced technology?
It certainly is not outside the realms of possibility that there are people alive today being influenced by aliens who are either using their minds directly, or using an implant type of device.
Other types of aliens in the mind
Explaining this needs some background first.
There are several big questions everyone comes to in the end. One asks about what we think. Is what we think truly of our own making. Are our thoughts ours?
Alongside this is the another one about reality. What is real?
Many mystical and occult practices say that the physical reality is not what is real. One of the pioneers of quantum research, David Bohm, said that what we experience with our senses is only something which, in a sense, is created from the underlying reality.
Now, what if, in that underlying reality which science and religion suggests exists, there were aliens? What if that were where they lived?
Wouldn't it be possible to conceive of them influencing us through our dreams, through our meditations? In other words, through the times when we are not wholly in the physical world.
One writer (Terrence McKenna) has even suggested that the psychedelic drug psilocybin (banned in many countries) is actually an alien invention. His claims for that are that there is nothing else chemically like the drug anywhere in the natural world. Its chemical components are unique. Taking it transports the user to altered states of consciousness where many report meeting or seeing god-like or other non-human beings.
What if they were real? What if the aliens in the mind were just waiting for us to make contact via extended conscious awareness?
After all, if the universe is more complex than the Hubble telescope shows us (and modern physics seems to think it is very complex), then why not have non-physical contact with aliens?
Aliens in the mind need not be scary after all. Maybe they've always been there....although that's no reason not to be concerned!
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