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In Greek mythology, Hephaestus was a master smith who was the god of fire and the patron of craftsmen. He was always represented as lame. Homer's Iliad includes two different accounts of his lameness. According to one story, ZEUS quarreled with Hephaestus's mother, HERA, and flung him down from Olympus to the island of Lemnos for siding with her in a quarrel. According to the other, Hephaestus was born lame, and Hera, disgusted by his lameness, flung him from Olympus. A matchless artisan, Hephaestus took revenge on Hera by fashioning a golden throne that bound her fast. He also made armor for ACHILLES and an invisible net that enmeshed Hephaestus's faithless wife, APHRODITE, and her lover ARES. In Roman mythology, Hephaestus was identified with VULCAN.

Plato, however, recorded another version of the Hephaestus myth which has inspired David Pinnegar BSc ARCS in the interpretation which follows in the light of modern science
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There's also the latest research which decodes the Parthenon Freize at which is inspired by the legend that Hephaestus, the engineer, getting excited by his sister Athena, goddess of Science Wisdom and Knowledge, but being unable to copulate with her, spilled his seed upon the ground and mixed it with the dust of the earth. Looking at DNA as a computer programme, we can run similar programmes on different computers - so we can run DNA on the computer of another chemistry to produce life in our image.

Just imagine you're Hephaestus, the engineer who produces life in our image from his own DNA reflected in another chemistry. Just imagine how he has to confess his deed to the ethics committee of the Scientific Council. Just imagine what they say to him "Right: you're responsible for teaching them how to grow food for themselves without us having to feed them all the time as a drain on our resources and also for making sure they're going to be good. With the technology we've used to create them without our wisdom they'll be able to fight us and destroy us" (Film Independence day!?)

Given such a charge, no doubt he teaches us to grow food and bring it to the altar in the immortals' service - just as in the Promethean Feast at ceremonies just like those depicted on the Borghese Vase, plaques from which we have copies at Hammerwood. When the immortals disappear at a time associated with Noah's or the Deucalion flood we continue to serve the Gods by the bringing of food to the altars. The architecture of the temples symbolised these ceremonies and during the ceremonies we believed that the spirits of the Gods entered the wine and entered the sacrificial meat upon the altars (George Hersey: The lost meaning of Classical Architecture ). We ate the meat and drank the wine and thereby gained the spirits of the Gods inside us. Even today, in that act of remembrance of the supreme sacrifice, we still eat the body and drink the blood . . . And so in the preservation of the heritage the wisdom has been preserved in that journey through time from the days of ancient myth to the time of modern science.

In the Parthenon Frieze it's the Chairman's Vote that counts and, in winning the Chairman's vote we are able to view our pantheistic creation (Elohim in Genesis) through the eyes of our monotheistic Judaism, Christian and Moslem heritage.

In the exercise of the imagination of what we would do if we were Hephaestus, therefore, we find that everything we have ever been told in any system of faith follows and that in the ancient myths comes the wisdom to help us handle the impending moment when we discover that one of us engineers is a modern day Hephaestus.

You may be interested in an analysis in this light of the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life

In the realisation through knowledge of DNA that creation is possible, if (p) is the probability of evolution, suddenly it becomes (n-1) times more probable than (p) that we are any one of the 2nd to the nth generations of creation rather than the first individual unique evolution of life from "pea soup".

In the search for extra-terrestrial communication in the aftermath of the discover of relics of life on Mars, scientists are wasting their time looking electromagnetically. Ancient sites, monuments and temples suggest that the communication used is gravitational

We may, however, find extraterrestrial life manifests itself sooner than we bargained for. Have a look at the Old Testament book of Job, Chapter 1, in which the (Council of the) Heavenly Host comes down to prove to the (Chairman) Father that not even Job was worthy of the Chairman's vote. They make appearances and intervene on other occasions within the Good Book resulting in (a) Noah's flood (?Plato's story of Atlantis? - for which Poseidon was responsible) and (b) at Babel where the Council allows communications between men to be disrupted (i.e. for which Hermes would have been responsible). If you feel unsure about these connexions, just have a look again at the quote of Isiah at the bottom of this page.

My proposition that it was the Chairman's vote that counted held good between the 2nd Chapter of Genesis (where the name of God changes from the plural to the singular) and about 30 years ago. (Please scroll to the end of this file for a question which has excited my curiousity.) Then, drugs came into widespread use within western society and we became aware of the potential damage to mother earth. This therefore gave the right to Dionysus to vote on the Council and possibly causing Demeter herself to vote. The personages of the Council manifest themselves on three levels - as heavenly deities, as forces within civilisation, and as forces within the personal psyche.

With the extra one or two votes, the hung council ceased to rest power in the Chairman: the whole political balance shifted to the Satan (negative) lot and those whose better attributes had formerly been used to benefit voted in the exercise of negativity - Hermes - miscommunication (newspapers worshipping Mammon thinking that the more negative news they promote the more profit they'll achieve) and thieving (necessary for addicts to buy drugs); Ares (Satan himself) - war, hate, murder violence and muggings and disinterest in others' sufferings; Artemis - hunting, power, greed, money (money and futures dealers with unreal 500,000 pound bonuses and worship of Mammon throughout society); Aphrodite - "love" as in love thy neighbour as thyself subverted into sex mistaken for love and an obsession of society for lust, sex intrigue and adultery. So, I expect that the Divine Council, the Council of the Heavenly Host, the Intergalactic Federation may now have once again been given full authority to manifest themselves and intervene again in human affairs . . .

One need not look very far on the web to find old and young alike dreaming dreams with prophecy rampant and crop circles appearing from "unknown" causes in patterns that seem uncannily familiar. Whilst one may take much with a pinch of salt, through the wisdom of the Parthenon Frieze, I shall be little surprised by anything! . . .

In the meantime it is up to us to buck the trend. It's not good enough to say "Get thee behind me, Satan" - the concept of an undefined Satan has not worked - "Get thee behind me deceipt and theiving, get thee behind me anger, violence and hate, get thee behind me greed and power, get thee behind me lusty desire" and in doing so one shall reach the Buddhist Nirvana.
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Here's a response to this page from
>I have been having an incredible dreaming-coincidence experience for over six
>years.  Many of them relate to the crop circle formations, which I have
>followed, and studied carefully.
>Lord John Haddington has written a number of articles about crop formations
>that seem to indicate DNA.  He theorized that the "ratchet spiral," or
>"Mercury spiral," of the Barbury Castle formation represented DNA.
>It was reported that the three glyphs at the corners of the triangular
>pattern had parallels in alchemical signs, corresponding with:  The North sun
>symbol and sulfer, the Southwest moon symbol and salt, and the Southeast
>Mercury spiral as quicksilver.
>I read that the alchemists attempted to transmute elements, such as lead into
>gold, and that they desired to create a substance that gave eternal life.
> This became focused on cinnabar, the Hell Fire Stone, which is the ore of
>mercury, murcuric sulfide.
>I had many coincidences related to Lord Haddington's writings, too many to
>tell here.  The latest was a dream told to me last January by a fellow at

(here is the Hephaestus link)
He dreamed of being on a spiral staircase with other mechanics and
>their toolboxes.  There was a mechanic and toolbox on each rung.  I told him
>about the "DNA repair" spoken of by the Mayan Daykeeper, Hunbatz Men, and
>some of the other similar material.
>About six months later, a double-helix pattern appeared, that everyone is
>calling "the DNA" crop pattern.  It had 93 circles, if you count the
>overlapped ones.  They say that there are 93 genes in humans.
>A few days ago, I came to some quatrains of Nostradamus, that seemed to be
>speaking of a similar symbolism.  They are in Century 4, Quatrains 28-33.  In
>Q-28, he speaks of Venus, the Sun, Mercury, and fire.  Then Q-29:
>"The hidden Sun eclipsed by Mercury
>will be placed only second in the heavens.
>Hermes will be made the food of Vulcan,
>the Sun will be seen pure, shining and golden."
>In Q-30, he mentions the Moon, the Sun, and gold.
>Then, Q-31:
>"The Moon, in the middle of the night
>over the high mountain,
>the young wise man alone with his brain has seen it.
>Invited by his disciples to become immortal,
>his eyes to the south, his hands on his breast,
>his body in the fire."
>Erika Cheetham, the author of "The Prophecies of Nostradamus," writes on page
>"This (C4, Q-28) and the following quatrains, C4, Q29-33, are all occult
>quatrains and probably describe Nostradamus' attempts to discover the elusive
>philosopher's stone which transmutes all other metals into gold, here
>described as the sun."
>Many other researchers, including myself, have found a "Trinity" connection
>to the Barbury Castle formation.  That is another long story, but I'll give
>you one thing here.  Ancient glyphs had a triangle with the letters "AUM" at
>the corners.  This is said to mean, "The (A) Father, and the (U) Mother,
>engendered the Son, (M) Mehen, Man.
>Well, DNA is the code, or pattern of Man.  It all seems to fit, if you look
>into it long enough.  

During last year my (David Pinnegar) attention was drawn to Longwood Warren Crop circle.

It was found in the last week of July 1995. Earth appears to be missing. Here is a picture of the Solar system viewed from underneath on 25th July 1995:

Here is a picture of the Solar system viewed from on top in January 1998:

The moons of Jupiter also present a similar pattern then. Here's a site written by Hopi Indians. The crop circle appeared simultaneously with the discovery of comet Hale Bopp.

Genesis 6:1
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 6:4
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (ie - this translation followed the renaissance when the Greek heroes of the Iliad, many sons of mortals and immortals were familiar and renowned to everybody.)

Job 1:6
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Job 1:7
And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

Job 1:8
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Luke 2:13
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Luke 2:14
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Matthew 16:23
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

Isaiah 54:16
Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager to destroy; no weapon that is fashioned against you shall prosper, and you shall confute every tongue that rasis against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, says the Lord.
The smith - Hephaestus is the smith in the Iliad who makes such weapons. The ravager - the Wolf God, Apollo - the Creator, the Destroyer. Hermes confutes every tongue - such as at Babel. "This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord"

The question:
Whenever I've asked a priest about the plurality of the word Elohim used as the name for God in the first chapter of Genesis, he has tended to go red in the face, bluster and tell me something about the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. By definition that is a New Testament concept which cannot apply to the first chapter of the Old Testament even predating the First Covenant and the priestly justification of this is a mystery to me. How does a priest view the Elohim, and the sons of God in the references in Genesis 6 and Job 1 other than in the way I have analysed the Parthenon Frieze.? Please tell me! In view of Isaiah, perhaps the priesthood needs to wake up and find the Renaissance again in which the function of the Greek Gods was understood.

There might yet be hope for the Church of England. Click here for The Times' opinion of the Archbishop of Canterbury Counter .
Joe Mason has since been in correspondence and has been making most useful enlightened and interesting connexions. Further apparently relevant dream material has come to light and is setting up an enlightenment dream section on his site.

If you find that you have further dream and symbolistic connexions to contribute, please could you email all of us below?,,,

I encouraged Joe Mason in Indian tradition to "follow his path" and he replied drawing my attention to the reference in Isiah to the Greek Gods noted above.
>Dear David and All,
>Thanks for the advice.  I will contact the two people.  Oh yes, I will carry
>on, no matter what.  I've been at this a long time offline, so I know how it
>goes.  At this time there are relatively few who catch on and are inspired by
>the material.  But those that do make it well worthwhile.  I have learned so
>much from them.
>A dream experience seemed to carry the same message you gave to me.  A close
>working associate, Chuck, thinks all of my ideas are pure bunk.  One day we
>had a class on CPR, and Chuck and I were partners, that is, we did CPR on
>each other, simulating the breaths into the mouth, and pumping the heart.
>Some weeks later, Chuck said he had a dream.  It is the only one he has ever
>told me, in fact, he very seldom remembers any dreams.  In the dream, I was
>doing the CPR on him, and I cut a hole in his throat. (it didn't hurt).  He
>asked what I was doing, and I told him that I was putting the hole there to
>help him in the future.
>He asked what I thought the dream meant.  I told him that it was showing that
>he could not swallow my ideas, but I had bypassed his mouth, putting the
>information into his subconscious, and that it would help as the Great Change
>draws near.  He thought I was full of bull, of course.
>I did not tell him how well it fit with my ideas about Revelation 11:11,
>where a breath of life from God goes into the two olive
>trees/lampstands/prophets, and they stand up on their feet.  My
>dream-coincidences indicate that the 3 and 1/2 days in the verse is the
>midpoint of the seven chakras, the point between the third and fourth, the
>In my experiences over the past six years, I have documented the dreams,
>coincidences, etc., and recorded how crop circle formations sometimes follow
>the symbolism.  I plan to stick my neck out and make some predictions before
>next season, and post them.  Sometimes the similar patterns ocurr the
>following summer and sometimes in later years.  There are some that I have
>been expecting for quite a while, such as the eight-rayed stars.
>This star can represent the sun and The Son in a Trinity.
>If my theories are on the mark, they should come at some point.  One of the
>things that I will include is the symbolism of two suns, based on the
>coincidences surrounding your dream and the Nostradamus quatrain.  I predict
>that it will appear some way in the crops, and/or a related incident, such as
>signs in the sky.
>There is a possibility that such a formation has already appeared.  I read a
>theory some years ago about the pattern that looked like a big 9.  It had a
>curved projection from a large circle that ended in a smaller one.  The
>theory was that it was a sun rolling out of a larger sun, as the "sun/son."
>I have many more ideas from dreams, myths, and such, about this symbolism.  I
>intend to write them up as articles.  When done, I will make sure to send you
>a copy.  I will give you briefly some of the general idea.
>A dream of an anticlockwise swastika led to the theory that it represents the
>demiurge, the sub-deity, subordinate to the Supreme Deity, and creator or
>co-creator of the world, or physical reality.  The demiurge is the
>consciousness gestalt of mankind, including the Higher Selves.
>The swastika is composed of four "builder" symbols, or right-angled squares,
>such as those used by carpenters, stone masons,  and smiths.  A "builder"
>from each quarter forms the swastika.
>The "builder" symbol is related to the "craftsman" found universally in
>myths, as a god or helper to the gods.  This is also one concept of the
>The demiurge can create good or bad (evil).  The negative creation in our
>time cycle is represented by the anticlockwise swastika.  The future, after
>the change, is a clockwise, or East-going swastika.  In some areas, such as
>Mexico, curved horns were used instead of the right-angled squares.  The
>eight-rayed star is another symbol of the positive creation in the future, as
>mankind in unity.
>Bel Marduk is one example of the demiurge, as is the Chinese Pan-Ku.  In the
>Egyptian system, Ptah's symbol was the right-angled square.  All the judgment
>seats are shaped from the "builder" symbol.  In one depiction in the Book of
>the Dead, Thoth, the Egyptian Hermes,  sets on the seat in the form of a
>baboon.  This is said to be because baboons bark at the rising sun.  There
>are seven nodes along the pole that supports the balance scale, where the
>Heart is wieghed against the feather (Truth, and the moral order of the
>universe).  The swallower beast's snout cuts across the pole between the
>third and fourth nodes, i.e. 3 and 1/2, and the Judgment seat is also
>positioned at that level.  In other depictions, Osiris is seated on the
>Judgment seat.
>The symbols in the depiction seems to indicate that if one has not achieved
>the Heart chakra level at the time of his or her physical death, they are
>swallowed by the beast, meaning that they must be reincarnated to try again.
>In my theory, the beast in Revelation 17:11 is the same as the swallower:
>As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the
>seven, and it goes to perdition.
>In other words, after humanity has achieved the Heart chakra level of Love
>and Compassion, painful karma will be negated.  Violations will no longer be
>committed, thus, karma becomes total Abundance.
>Some of this symbolism can be found in "The Sacred Symbols of Mu," by Col.
>James Churchward.  Others can be found in Joseph Campbell's "The Inner
>Reacher Of Outer Space."
>Daedalus, the architect/inventor, who constructed the Labyrinth, seems to be
>the same "builder" archetype.
>The Viking, Thor, may also be related.  He is said to be in the class of the
>metal workers, and he hurls the firey swastika.
>I was amazed one day when I came to verses 18-21 of Zechariah 4:
>And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four horns!  And I said to the
>angel who talked with me, "What are these?"  And he answered me, "These are
>the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem."  Then the Lord
>showed me four smiths (or carpenters).  And I said, "What are these coming to
>do?"  He answered, "These are the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man
>raised his head; and these have come to terrify them, to cast down the horns
>of the nations who lifted up their horns against the land of Judah to scatter
>Also, look at Isaiah 54:16, 17:
>Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and produces a
>weapon for its purpose.  I have also created the ravager to destroy; no
>weapon that is fashioned against you shall prosper, and you shall confute
>every tongue that rasis against you in judgment.  This is the heritage of the
>servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, says the Lord.
>Please keep in touch, David.
>Your fellow building friend,
>Joe Mason

The following arrived in my mail box:

National Security Implications of the UFO/ETI Subject:

A Brief Summary

by Steven M. Greer, M.D. Copyright 1995

National security implications of the UFO/ETI subject are profound and far-reaching, albeit currently unrecognized.

These implications may be considered in separate but related aspects: those intrinsic to extraterrestrial activity and those arising from current covert management of the issue.

Historical Background:

Early national security considerations dealt with concern over public panic arising from the detection of near-earth and earth-landed extraterrestrial spacecraft (ETS), and from the technological implications of advanced extraterrestrial material as it may impact the arms race and Cold War. Additional concerns were related to the impact on religious belief systems, the political order and economic systems.

Importantly, once actual ETS were retrieved in 1947, thereby allowing extraterrestrial hardware to be studied and back-engineered for possible human military applications, the need for complete secrecy regarding the matter was deemed paramount by authorities at that time. Given the tensions of the early atomic era and the mounting 'Cold War' with the USSR, it is understandable that the introduction of extraterrestrial technology was thought to be destabilizing to an already dangerous situation. Moreover, given the history of technological secrets related to atomic and hydrogen weapons being stolen by agents of the USSR, there was understandable concern that any technological breakthrough related to extraterrestrial technology might find its way into Soviet hands. If such an event enabled the USSR to produce actual military applications before the US, obviously this would have placed the US military capability in a potentially catastrophic disadvantage.

Since the 1970's, we have reason to believe that a degree of cooperation on this matter has evolved with the USSR and the US and perhaps other nations. Certainly the end of the Cold War has largely removed earlier concerns vis a vis technological breakthroughs and the fear of Soviet aggression.

Moreover, the psychological reasons for secrecy related to public panic are not valid today. At least 57% of the population accept that UFOs are real and are of extraterrestrial origin. And 30-40 years of space exploration by human society has prepared the population for the possible existence of other extraterrestrial civilizations capable of space travel. In short, the previous concerns motivating secrecy are not relevant today.

Intrinsically, there is no reason to believe that the extraterrestrial presence pose a threat to the national or world security. If hostility and aggression were related to their purpose here, it is likely that events congruent with hostility would have transpired long before now. It is our assessment that the extraterrestrials are not hostile, but are very concerned with human capability related to warfare and the militarization of space. Activity by extraterrestrial assets related to the neutralization of ICBM facilities and to containing military-oriented space exploration should be understood in light of their concern over a known history of human aggression which has been coupled with the advent of weapons of mass destruction and space exploration. Indeed, given the past history of human military assets focusing on and pursuing extraterrestrial spacecraft, we believe the extraterrestrials have responded with remarkable restraint.

Ironically, the threat to national security exists not with the extraterrestrial presence, but the current covert management of the subject. In the absence of extra-terrestrial hostility over 50 years, current secrecy cannot be justified on the basis of fear of extraterrestrial aggression. A disclosure related to the extraterrestrial presence, if calmly and rationally presented, will not cause panic in the USA or elsewhere. 1995 is not 1945, and world society has evolved to the point where this information can be assimilated in a positive fashion.

In contrast, the covert and apparently extra-constitutional management of this matter is a real threat to national and world security, and undermines constitutional freedom and democracy. Unless it is terminated, this covert management will greatly harm US national security and the chances of a lasting world peace.


It is our assessment that the current covert management of this issue involves the following elements which are a direct, immediate and ongoing threat to the national security.

1. The continued denial of the extraterrestrial presence creates a situation where a sudden, undeniable public extraterrestrial event could induce panic, since proactive disclosure efforts which could ameliorate public fears are non-existent. It is likely that such a public extraterrestrial event will transpire within the next 2-10 years or sooner. Therefore, secrecy and denial are a real threat to national and world security.

2. The current covert management of this issue appears to be operating independently and outside of the constitutional chain of command. The group controlling these operations, which involves reconnaissance, extraterrestrial technology back-engineering, and space-based targeting of ETS (among others) is non-responsive to congressional or Executive Branch oversight and control. This constitutes a real and grave threat to national security and to constitutional democracy and freedom.

3. We have credible, first-hand sources who insist that extraterrestrial spacecraft have been targeted by human covert space weapons and on at least two occasions have been destroyed. If true, the risks to world peace and security are real and imminent, and the continuation of these covert activities constitute the gravest dangers to national and world security. Hostile actions taken by human covert assets against extraterrestrial assets constitute a grave and immediate threat to the national security. A relatively small, covert entity, acting without consultation with the United Nations, the Congress, the President of the United States, or the public is engaging in actions on behalf of all humans which endanger the earth and world peace. Unless controlled, these actions could precipitate interplanetary conflict and a disaster for the world generally and the United States specifically. This covert management must be terminated and control of this issue returned to constitutional authority and to public domain.

4. The concentration of the technological advances related to the back-engineering of extraterrestrial technology into the hands of a small covert operation constitutes a grave and immediate threat to the national security, to world security, and to the future of the earth. These extraterrestrial technologies, which have been the object of covert research and development for over 45 years, are potentially of great benefit to humanity if used wisely for peaceful purposes, but are of immense danger when concentrated into a small covert operation which is unresponsive to the public or the legal and constitutional chain of command. The threat this poses to the US and world security is great, and the longer this situation continues, the greater the concentration of advanced technological power in the hands of a relative few. The secret control of such powerful technologies is inherently a threat to freedom, democracy, and to our nation and the world. Its utilization for covert agendas outside constitutional control represents a grave danger to the US and must be restrained and reversed.

5. Importantly, secrecy and covert operatives per se constitute a real threat to the national security, since national security in a constitutional democracy can only be legitimately related to freedom and democratic government. Only in very rare and well- justified circumstances can extreme secrecy and covert operations exist, since by nature freedom and democracy cannot coexist with unrestrained secrecy and secret power. The profound implications of the detection of extraterrestrial civilizations cannot be allowed to be the exclusive domain of covert operations which are unrelated to public discourse and consultation. To do so is to undermine the US Constitution, democracy and freedom, and this constitutes a real and grave threat to national security.

6. Finally, exclusive covert control of this matter has resulted and continues to result in the loss of opportunity for the world to come to terms with the extraterrestrial presence in a peaceful and mutually beneficial fashion. This means that the people of the world, the United Nations and other international and national institutions are deprived of the opportunity to deal rationally with this issue. National and world security are therefore negatively impacted by the loss of opportunities in the following areas:

        >  The environment, which is seriously at risk for large-
           scale collapse over the next 100 years, would be
           profoundly improved if extraterrestrial technologies
           could be peacefully deployed.  So-called zero point or
           free energy systems, which are non-polluting, would
           permit a sustainable technological civilization to exist
           on earth and would transform the earth environmentally
           and economically.  Establishing peaceful and mutually
           beneficial relations with extraterrestrial civilizations
           would eventually permit us to understand and apply such

        >  World unity and peace will be enhanced by the global
           realization that we are not alone in the universe. The
           acknowledgement of this fact will enhance the awareness
           that we are really one people living on the shared
           homeland of earth, and many of the conflicts currently
           afflicting the earth will be seen in a new perspective.
           This can be achieved without either deifying or demonizing
           the extraterrestrial presence, but rather placing it in
           a fair, scientific, and neutral light. Eventually, world
           peace and a significant enhancement in the current
           geopolitical situation may result from the disclosure
           that we are not alone.  An international infrastructure,
           and institutions capable of dealing peacefully with
           relations with extraterrestrial civilizations would, of
           necessity, evolve, and this in turn would strengthen world
           unity and cooperation.

        >  World culture, ideas, science and many other diverse areas
           may benefit through the development of peaceful relations
           with other worlds.  While this process may take decades,
           if not centuries, its delay only puts off the time when
           the people of the earth will be united not only globally,
           but with other planetary civilizations as well.

In summary, it is imperative to the national security that the President and Congress undertake measures to terminate the secret, covert management of the UFO/ETI subject. Failure to place this matter in open, public discourse and control constitutes the gravest failure of democracy and government in the history of the world. That we do this is a test of our faith in democracy and our faith in the people. As the 21st century approaches, we must roll up the cancerous excesses of secrecy which are the legacy of the Cold War and unfurl a new era wherein democracy is reaffirmed and a lasting world peace is given a chance.

Steven M. Greer, M.D. International Director of CSETI 30 August 1995



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