On July 19 theoretical physicist Michio Kaku appeared on CNN Newsroom to discuss extraterrestrial life. Contrary to Stephen Hawking's opinion of extraterrestrials as hostle invaders, Kaku believes they are likely to be friendly. However, if it turns out that they are hostile and humans have to face them in battle, "â€œit would be like Bambi meeting Godzilla.â€ Kaku supports this claim by stating,
â€œIf theyâ€™re that advanced . . . they can reach the earth from a distant star . . . they are already thousands of years ahead of us in technology, and we would present no military challenge to such an advanced civilization.â€ And so though he hopes they are benevolent he nevertheless cautions, â€œWe have to prepare for the possibility that theyâ€™re not.â€ (Alien Invasion Would Be Like Bambi Meeting Godzilla, Jason McClellan, Jul 20, 2012 , openminds.tv)
Do extraterrestrials really exist or are they idols in the minds of men?
The word idol signifies a creation of the fancy, an idea of the mind. Therefore when Paul said, â€œthere is no idol in the world,â€ he meant that there are no such pagan deities as Jupiter, Mars, or Venus, such are not to be found in the universe, but are merely the idols of manâ€™s mind. With regard to "highly evolved extraterrestrials," they too are idols of the minds of men.
But then Paul goes on to say that behind the deities are real potencies, malignant disembodied beings. And the same holds true for extraterrestrials, which in earlier times were both feared and worshipped as deities.
UFOs are not a recent phenomenon. They have been seen throughout history. In fact, from antiquity, an amazingly consistent story is told of â€œdeitiesâ€ who descended from the heavens and materialized in bodies of flesh. From Babylonia to Egypt, Greece and Rome the earliest records of civilization tell of the era when powerful beings known to the Hebrews as â€œWatchersâ€ came down to earth and mingled themselves with humans, giving birth to part-celestial, part-terrestrial hybrids known as â€œNephilim.â€
In his book, "Scientific Mythologies," James A. Herrick traces the 'aliens from outer-space' idea back to certain Renaissance astrologers, occultists, and mystics such as Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) who claimed to not only receive channeled and/or telepathic secrets from spirits but to have visited populated planets during out-of-body experiences.
Over time, Swedenborg's astral plane 'space travels' gave birth to what Herrick dubs "The Myth of the Extraterrestrial." As far back as the seventeenth century science fiction writers were imagining "the intelligent extraterrestrial visitor" and preparing the public to accept their existence. And accept them they have, for the twentieth century has witnessed a veritable population explosion in the alien domain, said Herrick. (p. 43) And those who have been or are in contact with "contemporary" extraterrestrials commonly speak of them as the Space Brothers, Council of Nine, and more recently as the ancient Ennead (deities) of Egypt.
During his lifetime, English theologian George Hawkins Pember (1836 - 1910), witnessed firsthand that right in the heart of Christendom, men of the 19th century were returning to ancient pagan teachings. In his classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages," Pember writes that every characteristic of antiquity is returning from open communication with demons posing as Transcended Masters, spirit guides, and the Brothers, to magic practices, astrology, and renewal of the Ancient Mysteries. And all of this is floating back to us upon the tide of "modern thought" presenting itself as the fruits of science and evolutionary thinking.
In his work Pember examines the role of demonic forces in the pre-flood and post-flood worlds up to his own time and concludes,
"The influences of the Spirit of God are even now in process of withdrawal, as He prepares for that departure from earth which will leave it open for Nephilim, seven fold worse than those who formerly dwelt in it, to enter, and for a short season to work their will upon the human raceâ€¦ Then will all the Nephilim, who are yet at liberty, be among men, and will quickly make them feel the meaning of that awful utterance, 'Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the Devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.'" ~ G.H. Pember
The end times said Pember, will be a repeat of â€œthe days of Noah.â€ The seventh and most fearful characteristic of the days of Noah was the unlawful appearance among men of beings from another sphere who herald the Lord's Second Coming. These beings are the Nephilim.
Highly respected occult expert, Kurt Koch (1913-1987) agrees with Pember. In "Occult ABCs" he describes UFOs as primarily an end-time phenomena, even though they have been seen in previous centuries. Today however, they are turning up in ever greater concentrations. Lucifer is sending his elite troops ahead. He is arming for battle. (p. 342)
Though not a Christian, French physicist and UFO researcher Dr. Jacques Vallee nevertheless seems to agree. He concludes that something is transforming human consciousness, causing a major shift in man's belief systems and his relationship to the concept of the invisible. Vallee believes that the same "powerful force' that influenced the human race in the past is influencing it again:
".....human belief...is being controlled and conditioned, man's concepts are being rearranged, and we may be headed toward a massive change of human attitudes toward paranormal abilities and extraterrestrial life." (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose, p. 109)
In light of this, Vallee proposes the hypothesis that there is a control system,
"... for human consciousness...I am suggesting that what takes place through close encounters with UFOs is control of human beliefs, control of the relationship between our consciousness and physical reality, and that this control has been in force throughout history...." (Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, Gary Bates, p. 158)
In occult terminology, transformation of consciousness is egregore, a concept representing a "thought form" or "collective group mind," resulting from a psychic entity influencing the thoughts of a group of people. However, egregore derives from the Greek word for "watchers," leading the French occult magician Eliphas Levi (1810-1875) to identify egregore with the fallen angel 'fathers' of the nephilim. In Christian language, transformation of consciousness means "demonic outpouring.' Vallee's "powerful force" is a new demonic outpouring being loosed upon mankind causing a massive transformation of consciousness.