The next three articles date from 1992 and had been reworked a few years later. They probably keep some spelling, grammar or translation mistakes and would not be treated now similarly by the author. Their points of view are of course debatable. They are still visible at the American host angelfire.
(Article initially published in December 1992 in the number 144 of the French magazine “Le monde inconnu” [“The Unknown World”] and then slightly altered).
Astronomy and astrology
(Article initially published in march 1993 in the number 147 of the French magazine “Le monde inconnu” [“The Unknown World”] and then modified).
New gurus, new sects
(Summary and revision of an article initially published in September 1992 in the number 141 of the French magazine “Le monde inconnu” [“The Unknown World”])
The Humanity Facing Outerspace People
In this late twentieth century, when the extraterrestrial life hypothesis becomes an almost certainty among a growing number of scientists, the juxtaposition of prophetic or traditional data with the present progress state of humanity, with the UFO phenomenon and with some strange facts or rumors tends to highlight a growing influence or presence of non-human intelligent beings on the Earth! To admit the possibility of such a presence introduces the question of its goal. What might search extraterrestrial people for on our planet, and what would be the repercussions on our civilization?
The earth is probably only an unremarkable planet in our solar system that is just as unremarkable within a galaxy – the “Milky Way” – among which are several billions of stars. This galaxy is itself just as ordinary in a universe or a part of universe where the man counts billions of them. Even if the life might appear only on similar planets to the Earth and having similar astronomical conditions to her, and if the intelligence would develop on a thousandth or o millionth of them, the universe known by the man might contain a lot of extraterrestrial civilizations at least as advanced, or as little civilized, as its own one. Using similar but more sophisticated statistic considerations, astrophysicists, some of whom, like Karl SAGAN, are known by the public, come to the same conclusion. Such scientists have been taken seriously enough by the NASA officials and the American government leaders so that messages intended to possible extraterrestrial have been written or recorded on three spatial probes launched to photograph some planets of the solar system. On “Pioneer 10”, launched on Marsh 3rd 1972 to study the asteroids and Jupiter, a gold aluminum “identity plate” have been installed, engraved with symbols and glyphs suggesting its terrestrial origin. “Voyager 1” and “Voyager 2”, launched in 1977, carrying both a videodisk in which are an encyclopedia of the Earth, cries of animals, some music pieces, greetings in 60 languages, and a message from the ex American president Jimmy CARTER! In addition, the costly radiotelescopes built in various earth locations to pick up the radio waves from the space are sometimes used to search possible extraterrestrial intelligent signals that would have been sent out on these wavelengths. Therefore, the intelligent extraterrestrial life is manifestly more than a simple working hypothesis for at least some influential members of the scientific community, so that it is studied by a recent science named the exobiology.
An ever-increasing number of astronomers and other scientists feel that the existence of at least some dozens of extraterrestrial civilizations being technologically more advanced than ours, inside our galaxy alone, is quite probable. Most of them have certainly already done outerspace travels – outside their planet of origin – towards other planets of their solar system or even towards near systems. At the current rate of scientific and technologic progress, the humanity itself might reach an other star than the Sun in some dozens of years or hundreds of years at the very most. The discovery of a means of moving at a speed close to the light one is within the realms of possibility and would enable that. The physicists admit the possibility to move at a speed very close to the one of the light and conceive that intelligent beings can discover an engine or a means of propulsion powerful enough to reach this one. But since EINSTEIN, they believe that it is an impassable limit, no material object being able, in their opinion, to pass it. So, they consider an extraterrestrial visit on the Earth to be not very probable, all the more so as they don’t think it is under a special attention that would make it a priority goal of travel. However, one is entitled to ask oneself the following questions:
- Is the light speed really a limit?
- Is it the same in any point of the ordinary universe (the one perceived by human)?
- Is the time-space continuum almost the same in the whole of the universe, or couldn’t they be, for reasons that can be well beyond us, very different depending on the location: on the galaxy, on the solar system, or even on the planet?
- Isn’t there some non-ordinary dimensions of the universe, dimensions that could give a way to by-pass the light speed limit, supposing this limit is real?
- Couldn’t the Earth be under a special attention from other beings?
A favorable answer to either one or the other of these questions would sure increase the plausible nature of extraterrestrial visits. And one domain that can give that kind of answer, at least from a theoretical point of view, is science fiction. This is more than a simple imagination literature because it combine the “inspiration” with the imagination itself that one could call “expiration“. An “inspired” science-fiction author, as were for example the pioneers Jules VERNES and Herbert George WELLS, is able to pick up some information about the past, about the future or about other places of the universe, thanks to one or several “subtle senses” the existence of which has not yet been recognized by the official science but that other people call extrasensory perceptions. The famous “intuition” can be linked to one of them, depending on the case. The information picked up by such a sense are obtained like a radio when it get a transmitting station. Their quality depends on the reliability and the acuteness of the receiver. When a good channel is selected, one can get information coming from the corresponding emission plan: physical, emotional-affective, or mental. These ones can relate to any human or non-human life sector. The science-fiction writer that gets them portrays them thanks to his imagination. This one takes place during the active stage of the creative process. The inspiration occurs during the passive receptive stage. In reality, the both generally keep on alternate during the whole creative work of the writer.
Science fiction thus have had premonitions about many scientific discoveries, many years or dozens of years in advance. It also sets many theories not yet verified or recognized by men, and in particular some answers to the previous questions. For example, it bypasses the possible light speed limit using the “hyperspace” that enables to take shortcuts while travelling in the space, or using the “teleportation“. The one of them proved existence would obviously render the restrictive suppositions of scientists about non-human visits null and void. Anyway, as far as extraterrestrial visits or landings on our planet, it is certainly more logical and decisive to begin with the observation of the facts.
The terrestrial history contains many extraterrestrial visitors’ signs, marks or tracks, since the ancient times when men likened them to gods, till the modern era that knows a new wave of the phenomenon: written or oral accounts, unknown matters or objects , strange tracks, photographs, “radar hallmarks”, etc. Since World War II, the observation of flying “vehicles”, of strange phenomena and of stranger beings have so much grown in number that one ended up grouping them together and studying them under the “UFO” (Unknown Flying Objects) phenomenon name, while combining them or pretending to combine them with purely atmospheric observations like lightning in ball and lenticular clouds. Those who want to deny or those who want to hide the non-human origin of the phenomenon put forward such arguments as the followings:
- It’s about collective hallucinations and a fantasy of the humanity;
- The witnesses are not credible;
- The increase in the number of observations is only due to the one of the population or to an imitation effect;
- It’s about an invention of the CIA to hide secret researches upon new arms.
The intellectual honesty compels anybody to reject the first argument in view of the mysterious physical or chemical tracks left by some so-called hallucinations and in view of the abundance of historical evidence describing some elements of the phenomenon. About the second one, are Jimmy CARTER and other prominent figures that inform of their own UFO observation members of non-credible witnesses? As for the third, if it is partly founded, it passes over in silence the fact that most of the counted observations takes place in isolated places, far from the cities and from the human agitation. To answer to the last, one can point out:
- that many UFO observations were made prior to the CIA foundation,
- and that inventing such a monumental story as the UFO phenomenon to hide some secret activities is probably neither very economic nor very effective because more and more Internet users and individuals in general think nowadays that the CIA and other secret services hide information and many activities from people.
The other arguments of opponents hardly resist common sense, facts, analysis or intellectual honesty. Meanwhile, in many countries and more particularly in the United States, some governmental, military, FBI or CIA leaders have got many opportunities to make sure of the reality of the UFO phenomenon, of its non human origin, and of its potential dangers to the human race and to its leaders. They have got so much pieces of evidence that they devised programs and created committees or special organisms just to study the phenomenon or to misinform deliberately to keep the masses in the dark. Let us cite among others:
- The SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence), NASA program to search for intelligent radio frequencies signals from space.
- The GEPAN (“Groupe d’Étude des Phénomènes Aérospatiaux Non-identifiés”: Group of Study of Non-Identified Aerospace Phenomena), turned later into SEPRA (“Société d’Etude des Phénomènes de Rentrée Atmosphérique”: Society of Study of Atmospheric Re-entry Phenomena), created in France to study the UFO phenomenon.
- The Condom Committee created to misinform deliberately upon the UFO phenomenon, and to discredit the witnesses.
Let us add that in France, The “Gendarmerie Nationale” have the responsibility, among other tasks, of collecting testimonies upon unexplained phenomena.
Why have some committees or some official organisms’ activities partially or totally relating to the extraterrestrial life or to non-identified phenomena if these ones only exist in the imagination of populations? And why do some of them so much take the trouble to misinform deliberately people with a lot of false rumors, false testimonies, retouched photographs and very contradictory information?
In spite of this kind of tactics and of official denials, thanks to the determination of more and more independent investigators and courageous witnesses, more and more individuals (80% in the United Sates in 1997) are convinced that UFO are real and want them to be officially recognized.
It is progressively more admitted, but still unofficially, that humanoid beings – having close to human appearance – stranger to the Earth visit it more or less briefly. The observations allow to postulate that a few extraterrestrial races visit us more or less regularly. Although we cannot provide here any proof of it, we can submit as a working hypothesis or as food for thought, the fact that at least one of these races has emissaries to some of the highest authorities in the West. The burning information are kept secret and the admitting of the extraterrestrial presence on our planet is not yet made official for several reasons such as the following ones:
- The leaders would loose their charisma and their legitimity;
- The populations would give in to, depending on the places and the cases, the panic, the wide-eyed worship or fascination, or sometimes a big depression.
In addition, the various visitor races don’t reveal their presence to the whole of humanity because of reasons of their own, perhaps well beyond all we can understand, and that probably depends on their nature for example materialist or spiritual. The more “cold” races, the more materialist, aren’t particularly philanthropist and probably prefer for the moment not to be hindered in their projects as it might be if they reveal themselves, for example because of the fear or the xenophobia they might inspire in many humans. The other ones, more respectful of universal Laws, probably prefer not to interfere in the affairs of the humanity, not to intervene in its karma, not to produce a culture or a psychological shock, or to wait a sufficient openness of awareness in man…
Being or not the goal of our visitors, the UFO phenomenon as a whole proves to be a tremendous teaching for the humanity, a teaching likely to considerably broaden its field of awareness, to introduce it to other realities, to help it to turn from self-absorption and anthropocentrism into planetary and even interplanetary view, and so on, because it combines a certain periodicity or repetitiveness with an unpredictable or original nature. Thus, for example, in a few dozen of years, it stimulated the great increase in the number of individuals that believe in the non-terrestrial life.
One can quite envisage extraterrestrial civilizations more advanced than ours that wish to explicitly teach a part of their (scientific, social, artistic, psychological, spiritual or other) knowlege to less civilized humanities, so to help them to more quickly make progress. Besides, on the Earth, the westerners have very ineptly attempted to notably do it to the African people. The teaching given by an individual or collective entity to an other one, is definitely commensurate with its pedagogic, intellectual, mental and practical abilities and competence… If one refers for example to the possibilities foreseen by science fiction, one can expect more advanced beings than human ones to know the telepathy, the antigravitation, the thermonuclear fusion, the cold atomic transmutation (for example lead into gold), the teleporting, the mental and genetic characteristics of many plant, animal and humanoid races, etc. It also seems possible that some civilizations, like some individuals, don’t teach in a spirit of service and progress, but in a more or less self-interested way, with undisclosed and relatively selfish objectives. People that either sparingly or widely disclose some knowledge to less evolved ones haven’t always quite altruistic designs. It can, for example, do it a little like one sometimes throws a bone to a dog: to have some peace. Or it does it to offset some karmic debts or some disruptions due to its presence. Or else to buy a service, a territory, a base…
The teaching given by a people, a more reduced group or an individual, whether human or not, can have the main objective to manipulate and to condition those who get it, with a specific aim in view. It can be formed and used for the sole purpose of propaganda. Some “visitors”, occult or power groups, and human individuals (gurus…) make a point of manipulate the masses and the personalities. In this late Pisces era, while the sixth great cosmic energy – the devotion and idealism “Ray” – decreases, it appears, as a kind of final spurt of activity, fresh upsurge of behaviors and of aptitudes linked to the Pisces energies and to the sixth Ray: various mental or paranormal gifts, impressionability, fascination, devotion, fanaticism, and so on. People mainly influenced by this sign or by this Ray are probably the most receptive to mental manipulations, all the more so as they express there “feminine part”, because the feminine pole is the one that receive, get, accept, but that negatively may resign itself and let itself be deformed, distorted, or influenced. Therefore there’s nothing surprising about the biggest proportion of women, of “Pisces” individuals and of idealists among the mediums, the telepaths, the disciples of gurus, the mad persons about esoteric seminars, and the fans of UFO. The extraterrestrial that try, for personal purposes, to manipulate a part or the whole of the humanity have certainly the means of determining what human “profile” is likely to give the best “puppets”. Considering the above comments, it is probable that this profile matches women or men being rather:
- open to the strangeness or to the unknown,
- very interested in knowing some mysteries of life or of the universe,
- dreamer or unpredictable,
- loyal and respectful to those they admire or love,
- intuitive, receptive,
- having real or latent paranormal gifts,
- but also too much docile or obedient,
- credulous, naïve or lacking of discernment or of critical judgment,
- superstitious or irrational,
- easily impressed or fascinate by some beings corresponding to their role model or to their dreams to the point of fanaticism,
- easily becoming attached to pleasant ideas or to beings able to come up to themselves’ (affective or intellectual…) expectations,
- easily dependent on drugs, medicine, knowledge, emotions or feelings,
- disappointed by their not dominant role in the society, in their family or in their job,
- disappointed about the fact they aren’t understood nor listened,
- internalized or tending to flee from men or from the society, etc.
The more an individual has many of these personality or behavior traits, the more he as chance of being telepathically or physically “contacted” by aliens to be exploited as they wish. When one knows the United States are, as nation, widely influenced by the sixth Ray, there’s nothing surprising about the maximum number of contacts and of abductions by real or supposed aliens in this country!
An individual having the above profile may be flattered when he is directly or telepathically contacted and convinced of having a particular “mission” to accomplish for a more evolved race or of being best than other men. But only the more “cold” aliens, the more indifferent ones to creatures they consider inferior, the less gifted with compassion can do like this. If the more positive and compassionate races were organizing contacts, they would avoid any kind of manipulation and would respect the human free will. Concerning this, for a man, it’s not always obvious to distinguish between the true and the false, the reality and the illusion, the “good” and the “bad”. This requires not to be short on discernment, all the more so as the “shadow” can adopt the language of the “light” and can speak about harmony, peace or evolution while pursuing opposite aims.
One can distinguish between the races that really are in line with the cosmic evolution and the ones that remain in the materiality and distinguish between the teachings of the first ones and those of the second only by the critical and intuitive examination of their short and long-term effects and influences. What can we think, for example, of an entity that advocate the improvement in laws and in financial and economic attitudes to transform the society? At first, this seems to be positive and in a good way. But when we look more closely at this, we notice that stabilizing the economic world without being concerned about the education of the masses can only encourage the survival of a materialist and superficial world and its progressive transformation into a mechanical and well-oiled world, a cold “best world” that doesn’t leave any space for originality. To be focused on the transformation of matter tends to limit the spiritual evolution, but to accept the matter while becoming more refined and enriched enables us to favorably and vibratorily transform it. To make the world more and more comfortable and technically perfect can hardly contribute to the awakening of its people, but on the contrary keeps men in a drowsy or standardized sleepwalking state in which the individuals are “sheep”, “numbers”, “computer files”… What the “poor loving” (human or extraterrestrial) entities try to recreate on the Earth are only kinds of hives having a perfect functioning but where there is no true love. They want to create a world where men are reduced to the level of consumers, laboratory animals, food, suppliers or organs, a world that is controlled, civilized, without any surprises, a “super-Nazism” as it might have one on some planets, a world where there is no exuberance or only if it is artificially maintained by means of ecstatic drugs. To reach such a world, they must turn humanity into a moron, reduce its awareness level rather than raise it. To this end, the poor loving beings encourage the brutish or unbridled sexuality, the daft television programs, the drug consumption, etc. But they hide their real intentions thanks to a consummate art of the misinformation and of the lying. Is all this only paranoia? Not sure! However, alone or accompanied, the humanity seems to head straight for a not at all brighter future!
Even if we refuse to envisage the aliens having unhealthy intentions towards the Earth or the humanity, those who visit us can have many other goals or aims than to go touring or to teach theoretical physics to barbarians. They might for example try to exploit a part of mineral, vegetable, animal, or even human resources of our planet, or want to annex it or to make it a colony. They might content themselves with observing it as a very curious object and smile about the stupid things done by the bipeds and about the strange games they sometimes have: to explode what they name “bombs” on each other to beat themselves to a pulp! More seriously, the civilizations able to do interstellar travels have necessarily reached a higher “awareness level” than the current Earth humanity. This one is on the level corresponding to the mental and intellect development and experimentation. This level follows, in ascending order:
- the one on which one begins to become more individual while leaving the animal kingdom (Zero human awareness plan),
- the one on which one experiences the matter and the physical plan (First human awareness plan),
- then the one on which one swears only by emotions, by personal desires to satisfy, by seeking happiness through pleasant situations and encounters, but on which one remains in a collective or tribal awareness state (Second human awareness plan).
Above the current awareness plan, and after a probation period, begun during World War I and not yet complete for the humanity, a civilization reaches the forth awareness plan and acquires the perfect command of its “physical”. This generally involves the absence of pollution, of significant wars, of serious social disorders, of an anarchic people increasing, but presence of a great social cohesion and of significant technological means to serve the group. On the fifth plan, the time illusion is past and all the nostalgia, the regrets and the phobia about the past, and the fears and the hopes about the future are quite no longer real. The past is no longer seen as a sum of disjunctive, separated from the individual or from the civilization, and irremediably lost events, but it represents a permanent presence that makes the entity what it is: a being always becoming. The future is no longer the sum of the aspirations for living pleasant situations and of the fears at the idea that situations might become unpleasant, but what the entity contributes to create when acting in the present, according to a Plan it more or less appreciates. The civilization and the individual having this awareness state subject to the emotional energies impact, but the more heavy ones, the more primitive or atavistic, the less subtle are now past… The aliens that visit us mainly belongs to the forth and the fifth awareness plans, more rarely to the sixth or beyond.
While the humanity goes through a more and more critical period during which it is torn between the refuge in established but outdated values and the tragic break-up of the organizations, various non human races “move their pawns” on the Earth. The “black” has already reached many objectives thanks to the blindness, to the selfishness and to the materialism of the natives. They perhaps already savor their victory, but the “call” of the humanity rises and intensifies: the men are awaking more and more each day, and the time when the “white” will play is close. “And there was a war in the sky. Michel and his angels fought against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought” (Apocalypse 12:7). But all that is perhaps only entirely imaginary… “Don’t believe anything without having verified it” should be a watchword for all those who venture in not much known countries.
Astronomy and Astrology
Since the study of the sky split up into two distinct fields (astronomy and astrology), those who devote themselves to them, selecting one or the other, but rarely both of them, have perhaps gained in precision and reliability, but have most probably lost their synthetic and overall view. The two domains progressively excluded themselves from the other so that they have practically become antinomic, and the passions, the fanaticism and the criticism have taken hold of their respective practicing or partisans. And yet they probably all are wrong “to pull dirty tricks on each other”, because if they were less narrow-minded, some common grounds are possible, and they all are right to find weaknesses in opposite approach or reasoning, because there is some, but not necessarily the ones they believe!
The astrology and the astronomy have become radically different sciences, with different principles, even if a part of the frame is the same, different measuring or observation devices, and different concepts… At the moment, they don’t have any more connection than for example acoustics and music or than arithmetic and esoteric numerology, geometry and sacred architecture… or even linguistics and poetry! Moreover, due to its still partially empiric nature and to its study domain partially requiring some mental perceptions that are very different from the five ordinary senses, the astrology comes as close to art than to science, which is in no way the case of astronomy. In this connection, it may be interesting to notice that poetry and music, having both an obviously artistic nature, are based anyhow on a form of science or of technique, and that traditional medicine, having a scientific nature, is “a real art” when it doesn’t dehumanize! It will be the advantage of the twenty-first century man break down the barriers that currently isolate, imprison and crystallize the various scientific, technical, artistic, and even esoteric (!) disciplines.
The astronomy studies the structure and the motion of celestial bodies such as stars, planets, comets and asteroids, as well as their interactions. Believing, like their colleagues of other scientific domains, only in “physical” matter (and in its energy equivalents), the astronomers have conceived, developed and used, until now, only devices that are adapted to the physical plan. If by chance one of their devices proved to enable the detection of an “etheric” plan component (vibratorily in the upper part of the physic plan) the existence of which they deny, they would reject the measurement as an aberration, would attribute it to a handling or a reading error… They would admit only the existence of measurable objects or detectable ones by their instruments or by one or the other of their five senses. However, the current state of their discoveries and of their theories puts them in a very embarrassing situation: about nine tenth of the matter of the universe refuses obstinately to be directly detected! How many hypothesis doesn’t they put forward, without real success, to justify this considerable pitfall in their rational edifice! While the answer is perhaps, or even very probably, contained in some esoteric revelations! According to these ones, provided of course that the interpretation is good, the greater part of the universe would indeed be outside the dense physical plan, vibratorily above it, but “spatiotemporally” parallel to it. The “missing mass” of the universe would only be in fact the set of etheric, astral, mental (or above) substances and objects, substances being real according to the esoteric view. Fact or illusion? Neither the astronomy, nor any other science is at the moment able to prove the first or the second. Nevertheless, many specialized scientific fields would certainly be enriched if they impartially considered some speculations, theories or assertions of the occultism. Only the open-mindedness brings the real progresses. The greatest scientists were neither the most Cartesian nor the most narrow-minded.
The astrology itself studies the effects of stars and various celestial bodies, of their motions, of their energies… on the individual and collective human behavior, or even on other entities, on the physiological, psychological, or sociological levels.
The astrologers show themselves to be too much confident about their science as it is currently expressed or spread, or as it is used or altered by them, too much confident about their interpretation gifts of the star charts, caring sadly little about discovering why and how the astrology works, and too often mercenaries… Most of them represent the opposite pole of the above “scientistics”, and this is not a compliment! (Excesses in either a direction or the opposite one are never good). Better following a fashion phenomenon than a powerful vocation-type motivation, or following a simple curiosity sometimes turning to unhealthy voyeurism, they much more do a disservice to the astrology than they contribute to its improvement, to its acceptance and to its comprehension by people in general and by scientist in particular. Unfortunately, how few astrologers can propose a theory to justify their science or their art!
Considering the pure physical level, the astrology is partly justified by the gravitational influence of the stars, particularly the Moon and the Sun. These ones indeed notably produce “tide effects” on the Earth, effects that have some repercussions on the terrestrial life beings, perhaps because of the water they contain: the Sun acts on the thyroid and on the pulmonary metabolisms; the Moon on the women menstruation and on the vegetables metabolism for example. But the gravitation is not at all enough sufficient, because inappropriate, to explain the more subtle sidereal influences such as the psychological ones. The real foundation of the astrology probably lies in occult or obscured following facts:
|The individual, thanks to its subtle bodies (notably the “etheric”, “astral” and mental ones) is a part of the etheric body of the humanity.|
|The humanity is a part of the etheric body of the planet.|
|The Earth is a part of the solar system etheric body.|
|The solar system is a part of the galaxy etheric body, and itself is a part of the etheric body of the universe.|
On the etheric and the more subtle levels, all the creatures and the entities of the universe are linked and interdependent, while on the physical plan they thinks they are separated, isolated, often conflicting with others. Therefore, all what affects a part of the universe (for example a planet, a civilization or even an individual) affects the rest of the universe. All what produces one, by its acts, its thoughts, its emotions and other energy or force manifestations, affects the other. The explosion of a bomb on the Earth affects its physical, etheric and even astral plans, and has consequences on other planets of the solar system and even beyond. A negative thought from a human being hits the other living creatures, either directly if it has a mental vehicle or indirectly otherwise. It’s the same thing for negative emotions in relation to the astral plan.
If the universe is really a huge living and perhaps conscious entity, any energy manifestation or motion in one of its parts can affects the other ones, whichever its size is. So, on a solar system scale, the motions of the planets and the more or less subtle energies they emit or they transmit influences the Earth and its living beings: humans, animals, plants, and minerals. The Earth itself influences its denizens and these ones influence it for their part. In the final analysis, the various motions and acts of the very varied and numerous creatures that populate or constitute the universe have an influence on each other and are conditioned by the modulations of the great cosmic energies coming from the One – the whole Universe. The motions and the acts of the beings, from the smallest to the most huge, form a gigantic ballet. Its score is more or less followed, because of the imperfection of the performers, and because of the free will granted to at least some of them. The man as a microcosm is similar: he is the conductor; its organs, its cells, and the bacteria in its body are the performers, and some of them, such as the hart, have a relative liberty towards the central will. There is a certain correspondence between the actions of each part and the emergence, or the withdrawal, of the stimulating energies, in the microcosm as in the macrocosm. The great cosmic energies drive the galaxies and then the solar systems and the planets to certain motions. The cosmic observable phenomena have subtle causes that aren’t subject to any measuring and to any current scientific mean of investigation. In a similar way, the motions and the reactions of a man are caused by subtle stimulation such as the thoughts and the emotions that crosses him. The intensity of such influences can sometimes be enough powerful to damage the physical-receiving organism. So, a too much or too sustained violent stress can damage the stomach, a too much deep anger or fear can affect the liver…
Some men have discovered or partially and progressively got, in the course of ages, some keys to decipher the cosmic energies that affect the Earth and its denizens. They got them, more or less efficiently, thanks to some subtle senses and have not always well interpreted what they picked up. They were like a savage facing a radio waves receiver with several wavebands. They were occasionally able to select an active waveband, by chance from the buttons clicking on or turning and they found there some messages, speeches or music. But they not always knew the language, or they ignored many vocabulary words, or they listen to esoteric treatises that were quite surpassing their understanding ability… Nevertheless, by combining the acquired pieces of information, by confronting them to the observation of planets and men, the astrologers have become able to more or less vaguely identify some phases, some sentences (in French: “phrases”) of the cosmic ballet near the Earth. Using their mental “tool”, their intuition and their common sense, they’ve got a partial comprehension of the links between the music (the energies) and the dancing (the motions), and of the shapes used by the humanity to integrate with them in the best manner. They’ve somewhat known to decode the language of stars, the messages of the starry sky. They’ve built and are still building step by step the astrology.
In the esoteric view, all the regions of the sky do not transmit the same energy qualities or the same quantities to the solar system, and the Earth has not the same affinities with all of them. From the man and his planet point of view, some sky zones are widely predominant, and particularly the twelve “constellations” of the ecliptic. The astronomers that want to split hairs to denigrate the astrology claim that in fact the ecliptic constellations are thirteen, the additional one being Ophiuchus. But who have arbitrarily drawn the boundaries between the constellations? The astronomers, for sure! And who tells that the arbitrary drawing or the cutting of a constellation was representing its exact influence zone? Definitely none of the worthy of the name astrologers. The representing figure of a constellation is only intended to make its location on the celestial vault easier. Neither the astrologers, nor the astronomers know the exact motion of subtle energies produced between a given constellation and the solar system. A recent esoteric approach even considers the great conditioning cosmic energies as entities having nine dimensions! What could have a man (being having only three phenomenal dimensions) of it apart from only a limited insight?
The astrological “signs” – from Aries to Pisces – represent the temporal symbolic counterpart of the twelve same-named constellations. The constellations zodiac is physical, spatial, linked to the physical dimension and to the triple personality (physical, astral and mental) of the man. The zodiac of signs can be seen as the one that the Earth would comprehend as a being, the one present in its conscious. It is connected to the awareness aspect of the individual. And the astrologers have more become aware of it than the other one. A self-respecting scientist can’t reject this view of things or this theory on the pretext that its doesn’t match to his own dogma or to the elements of its own science. Physics can’t reject esotericism and metaphysics on the pretext that they don’t yet have the means to verify if their thesis about the man, the life and the universe are either well founded or not. The astrologers notice the undeniable influence of the astrological signs on the human beings and their psychology, but their approach is still empiric. They notice, apply more or less awkwardly the rules brought out of empiricism, but don’t understand. And the astronomers understand even less because they try to apply their experimental procedures to a domain that far surpasses their science and its subject.
The astronomy tend to reject the astrology into the area of “anti-science” too much astrological knowledge seems it to have an illusory nature and because it too much easily point out the astrologers getting out of control because of lack of conscientious spirit or because of eagerness for money or for reputation rather than for ethics and intellectual honesty. Just as the other sciences during the history, it seems indeed likely that the astrology is congested with illusions and the school quarrels certainly poison it, but what harms it the most is the omnipresence of the charlatanism and the inanities spread by the media. It’s probable that only a theory worthy of the “main relativity” or of the “quantum physics” could restore its reputation. In the meantime, it is haunted by believes such as “the fate is engraved in the stars”.
Against all likelihood, the stars and the Earth itself don’t at all lead the nations or the individuals’ destiny but proposes to them a set of more or less stimulating, conditioning and restrictive energies. Thanks to their awareness and to their mental, men have free will, are free to favorably or unfavorably react to any influence, and arbiters of their destiny. The good or bad reactions of men against the stellar and planetary energies come only from their own nature and from their awareness. Stimulated by neutral energies on the whole, they are free to produce reactive positive or negative, creative or destructive, luminous or dark, judicious or stupid forces and actions. One can admit for example, until an undeniable proof of the contrary, that an individual reacting negatively to the Saturn influence increases the tendency to isolation, to sadness, to rigidity of mind, or even to coldness. But if he positively reacts, he can show himself to be more tough, more disciplined, more willing to meditation or to composure…
If these facts can be admitted, there is still to propose an explanation for the astrologically determinant nature of the birth moment for an individual. This one could be due to the particular stimulation of the physical body cells by the etheric particles during the first breath of air. These particles are more mobiles and subtler than the atoms and the molecules of gas. Their density and their characteristics continuously vary according to the time and to the location, following as complex currents as the motions and the whirlwinds of air masses. Einstein believed that such an “ether” was real, but the quantum physics wrongly reject it so that it’s now forgotten by science. However, during the birth, the ether of the place and at this time irremediably marks the body of the individual and this one keeps the tracks of this initial energy conditioning during his whole life. Knowing that this terrestrial ether is intimately connected to the one of the rest of the solar system, by drawing the natal astrological chart of an individual, one obtains an idea of his predisposition to face up to the energy of the stars and planets. The natal horoscope (or interpreted natal chart) of a man imperfectly shows his vital, emotional, mental and creative potential… but doesn’t write his destiny.
The astronomy enables to foresee but not to exactly predict the motion of stars. Too many data are still unknown to such a prediction. Similarly, the astrology enables to foresee the individual behavior, but will never allow to predict it, at least let us hope this! More generally, the ultimate goal of each science is in fact to acquire a reliable prediction method about its subject or its study domain, but none of them will remove the free will, even if some try it. Each science studies a space to better control the time.
New gurus, new sects
A real sect is inevitably characterized by:
- The use of money, of donations in kind, or of work (not or poorly paid) from the postulants or from the members, in exchange for one or several events among the following ones:
- A spiritual or would-be spiritual teachings.
- The authorization to participate in rites, rituals, meditations or common prayers.
- The promise of an upper status or spiritual level (promise of “salvation”, of redemption, of “eternal life”, of spiritual glory, of awakening to an upper awareness or reality, to access to the paradise, to quick spiritual evolution, to physical transfer to an other planet, to be an “elect”, to have one’s “karma” removed, or even to be liberated from the cycle of reincarnations, etc).
- The access to an upper (social or hierarchical) rank, status or level.
- All the four following practice, in any form:
- Proselytizing using some of the following ways (non-exhaustive list):
- door-to-door selling,
- missionary activism,
- magazines, newspapers, periodicals,
- direct mail advertising,
- television.This proselytizing is particularly reprehensible when one pay to undergo it, such as the obligation, for a postulant or a member that wish to follow a teaching, to pay a magazine published by the sect or by the association that underlie it.
- Mechanism of “conversion” of the postulant to an active member, thanks to some of the following ways:
- Flattery of the postulant who is for example called “highly spiritual”, future “elect”, or even imminent “realized man”. Warm welcome, without clashes, with smiles and show of friendship. Psychological manipulation. Persuasion…
- Picture of moral strictness and of virtue that encourages the postulant to impose the same discipline on him because he hopes to reach the same results, so he is more easily indoctrinated.
- “Brainwashing” (consisting in the destruction of the personal values, own ideas and critical mechanisms of the postulant) that is made easier notably by:
- special diets,
- lack of sleep,
- chanting or saying “mantras”, prayers or religious texts.
- Physical or mental “imprisonment” of the member using some of the following means:
- Complete or partial surveillance of his movements.
- “Luxurious prison”.
- Forced reclusion or imprisonment in a small space (cell, area).
- Making guilty.
- Making afraid or scared (fear of being disliked, fear of more or less painful disciplinary or spiritual measure, or even fear of missing a major progressive opportunity), by means of threat, psychological pressure, or any other tried and tested or new way.
- Bringing the mental or the intellect into disrepute (knowing that without the mental, there is no possible judgment).
- Asking for an absolute faith in the guru, the religion or the doctrine.
- Asking for an absolute and blind devotion to the guru or to the sect.
- Asking for break with the family and friendly environment, break that often causes a dependence on the guru or on the sect because of a mechanism of affective transfer.
- Asking for break with other aspects of the past concrete life, such as the profession, to better unsettle,
- Mechanism of exclusion, in some of the following forms:
- Sectarianism, racism or intolerance.
- Non-acceptance of persons likely to reassess the values, the ideas, the doctrines or the life of the sect.
- Elitism, with some of the following criteria, for example:
- social position,
- intellectual level,
- supposed or would-be spiritual value.
- Proselytizing using some of the following ways (non-exhaustive list):