Mormonism and visitors from outer space
I have been thinking I should write an article on this lately, but figure its a bit fool hearty and futile. It’s such a complex and polarizing subject that to treat it properly to a wide audience would be practically impossible. I have been woken up many times in the early mornings over the last few years by an inner voice teaching me some pretty amazing things. I am then usually serendipitously led by the Spirit to more enlightening material to read during the day which sheds light on the foggy morning discussions. At times I have pretty distinctly felt a presence next to my bed talking to me… it’s a bit of a crazy experience, but overall its been really enlightening.
Perhaps I’ll try and write a little outline of what I’v learned so far. I’m really grateful for the being/beings(?) who have led me step by step over the last 15 years to my current understanding. Starting with Mormon orthodox beliefs and then blending into gnostism, neoplatonic and eastern philosophy until arriving at the encyclopedia of insanity which is Oahspe, then on to the almost unintelligible jumble of information from the ‘Law of One’, mixed with a good bit of Theosophy and New Age mumbo jumbo. All sources have their biases and distortions. But just as we come to know the Father by coming to know/love as many of his children as possible, so too we come to know truth by pulling the gems from His many revelations. Truth comes by overcoming the biases and harmonizing the distortions.
But in order for truth to be communicated, we have to speak a common language with others. This is what science is really all about, building a common language and system of communication with which we can describe the reality around us. When it comes to the presently unseen reality of the higher dimensions, I think that the new age movement will become the predominate language of choice for describing what more and more people on earth are becoming aware of.
Here’s an outline of my thoughts
-matter is divided into quantized dimensions. I like the base 7 system for describing them. Mormonism likes to use a base 3 which is fine too, since the three that are most pertinent to us in this octave are 3rd, 4th, and 5th corresponding to the Telestial, Terrestrial and Celestial Kingdoms of Mormonism. (Mormonism simply combine the bottom 3 or 1st, 2nd & 3rd into one, the top 3 or 5th, 6th 7th into one, and leave the center level alone.)
-Reality propagates as a fractal/hologram. That is, each level or quanta contains a relative relationship to the others. In other words, they are microcosms of each other. Because of this, the most powerful languages we can use to describe reality will be full of parallel meanings which allows words and ideas to represent different levels of the fractal. I really need a diagram to describe this properly, but in essence we could say that the earth or Spirit world have a telestial/terrestrial/celestial (4rth/5th/6th) level within it which is a shadow or type or parallel of the higher ‘true’ levels of dimension which we would call resurrections into kingdoms of glory.
-Earth is a 3rd density or Telestial planet which is close to transitioning to 4th density or Terrestrial level. It makes these transitions as our solar system moves along its orbit around the galactic core into different sectors of the galaxy.
-Terrestrial beings/angels rely on technology. They fly in space craft, they have differing levels of advancement, but they have achieved a social intelligence status which allows them to speak telepathically, communicate and travel throughout the galaxy, and altogether behave as illustrated in star wars or star trek. They are the resurrected angels or guardians of the scriptures, as explained in Oahspe they interact regularly with our Spirit World and the spiritual hierarchy/priesthood which rules our planet. Also illustrated in these inspired shows is the polarized nature of the 4th dimension/terrestrial universe. There is still good and evil there, but it is more separated than present (wheat and tares have been separated).
-There are a lot of complexities involved in the differences between spirit/disincarnate beings existing in time/space (the spirit world) and flesh/incarnated beings existing in space/time (the temporal world). All these words are horrible descriptors because they befuddle the true meanings so badly. This is a whole essay in and of itself involving the purpose of the veil in separating consciousness. In higher dimensions (5th, 6th, 7th) all things are one with no true division, but as consciousness ‘falls’ to the lower dimensions it is further polarized, individuated and divided. At higher levels we are all ‘one’ in the Father. You could call your own creative unified principle in the higher dimensions your ‘Father in Heaven’ or your ‘Higher Self’, the truth is that at those high levels there is no distinction between ‘you’ and ‘Him/Her’, those distinctions are only made by individuated consciousness in the lower dimensions so all differentiation becomes a matter of semantics.
-Beginning in the 5th dimension the polarities begin to come back together. By the time one reaches the top (3rd degree of the celestial glory/kingdom) there ceases to be polarity and “good” and “evil” (Service to self and service to others of new age movement) unify into unity consciousness. These are the true “Gods” of most western scripture. These are the Orion chiefs of Oahspe. Upper 5th dimensional beings (and 6th dimensional beings) no longer need to use technology. They can travel the universe through thought. They can through unified conscious thought create individuated thought forms (or craft) wherever they wish in the universe and project into the thought-form their consciousness. These beings are unified “social memory complexes” (as Law of One calls them) which have become “One with the Father” as Christ put it. Most the Gods of the old testament, as well as Mormon scripture (D&C 132) are 4th dimensional terrestrial beings. Christ is the archetype of the 4th dimension/terrestrial kingdom, and the Father is the archetype of the 5th dimension/celestial kingdom.
-The true “Most High God” or “Eternal God above all other Gods” (D&C 121:32) is almost a principle BEING more than a personal being of form. The Father who introduces Christ to Joseph Smith or the Nephites was a 4rd dimensional thought-form/light being channeling a 5/6th dimensional group consciousness in charge of this sector of our galaxy. But because of the law of relative relationships, beings of this level speak through or channel by divine investiture of authority from even higher consciousness theoretically, eternally up the chain of command to the All-God principle which is total unity consciousness (the most high God).
-The planetary civilizations so often channeled in the New Age Movement (Sirians, Pleiadians, Arcturians, Yahonian, Shihaeleians, Cassiopeians/Laquinons) undoubtedly correspond to the “governing ones” revealed to Abraham through the Urim and Thummim in Abraham 3:3, and depicted in the hypocephalus (Facsimile #2). These are primary 4th and early 5th dimensional planetary civilizations which have watched over us and guided us in the present and past planetary harvest cycles.
-The LDS church and more importantly its celestial governing body seeks to provide a conduit of harvest directly to the 5th dimension or celestial kingdom. The majority of its members, like most of the people of earth will gain a resurrection on the positively polarized (service to others) terrestrial earth during the millennium. Most sources teach that the negatively polarized (service to self) harvest will be taken to a different planet during the next cycle (in the same way the terrestrial ‘perople of Enoch’ were taken off planet before it descended wholly into 3rd density), although it would seem that Mormon doctrine teaches that these individuals will come back to earth for resurrection/incarnation at the end of the millennium at a point where the earth will again enter a region of vibration which supports them. Only those who can harmonize the two polarities (STS & STO) will then have the opportunity to move into celestial glory. Remember an upper 5th dimensional being (celestial being) gives no preference in polarity, they see only unity of the whole. STO, STS, pain, pleasure, joy, sorrow all play their parts in the divine plan and when perfectly harmonized (zen), the ying and yang hold all existence in a state of nirvanic beauty.
See my article on Eternal Progression and the Degrees of Glory for some more background and great illustrations on this subject.
I think the below discussion is worth re-posting, but also like everything in this world, has its distortions.
I thought I would re-post an article I found on Mormonism and extra-terrestrial life.
Re-posted from http://latterdaycommentary.com/tag/city-of-enoch/
I was looking for a quote today that goes something like this: “The only beings to visit our planet are those who were once inhabitants here” (Update: Jeremy at the Seerstone provided the scripture as D&C 130:5). My search landed me on an article in the New Era from 1971 by Kent Nielsen. Like Truman Madsen who just passed away, Dr. Nielsen is an emeritus professor of philosophy from BYU. The article is entitled, “People on other worlds,” and is still fascinating although it was written almost forty years ago.
After a brief review of the basic cosmological configuration of our planetary neighbors, we are introduced to the simple math calculations used to deduce that we are not alone in our universe. There are uncountable billions and billions of stars and galaxies throughout space. If only one star in a million should have inhabitable planets, that would give us over 100,000 systems in our galaxy alone. Galaxies like ours exist in the billions. We are not the only life in this universe.
People on other worlds
Even with the advances of science in discovering planets around other suns that conceivably could harbor conditions favorable to human life, we simply have no way of knowing that there are any people out there besides us. Or do we? Latter-day Saints have known for over 170 years about the existence of people on other worlds. In fact, we also know that people from other worlds visit the earth and have been doing so for many years to deliver important messages.
Can you imagine the impact it would have upon civilization if our scientists announced that they have detected an approaching spacecraft from outer space? How would we be prepared for the visit of extra-terrestrial beings? I suspect that Latter-day Saints would take it all in stride. After all, we claim to have been the recipients of such visits for a long time. No, the visitors did not require the use of a spacecraft to reach our planet. Their method of travel is currently beyond us.
Prophets taught of other worlds
Brigham Young said, “…there never was a time when there were not Gods and worlds, and men were not passing through the same ordeals that we are now passing through. That course has been from all eternity, and it is and will be to all eternity.” The Apostle Paul knew that God had created other worlds. He wrote, “God…hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son…by whom also he made the worlds.” Moses and Enoch revealed more in the Pearl of Great Price:
The Lord said to Moses, “The heavens, they are many, and they cannot be numbered unto man; but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine. And as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works.” Enoch said, “And were it possible that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations…” Joseph Smith’s witness is similar.
God created countless worlds
“And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives! For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father— That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God.” What an amazing testimony! But wait, there’s more.
The Prophet Joseph Smith taught: “God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man. … he was once a man like us … God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth. …If Jesus Christ was the Son of God, and … God the Father of Jesus Christ had a Father, you may suppose that He had a Father also. … And where was there ever a father without first being a son? … If Jesus had a Father, can we not believe that He had a Father also?” Now that is deep doctrine!
Purpose of all these worlds
We don’t seem to talk much about this doctrine any more – that God was once a man as we are now. We tend to focus more on the idea that man can become like God. We are not alone in this teaching as it gives hope and motivation to many people besides Latter-day Saints who believe it. But the idea that God was once like us and passed through a period of mortality and testing is a bit much for some people to accept. President Hinckley even downplayed it in a news interview.
Nevertheless, as far as I know, it remains a basic fundamental doctrine of our church that helps to explain the purpose of life and all the potential inhabitable worlds that have been created. The worlds were created specifically to provide a home on which the posterity of the Gods could be tested and proven. Yes, we believe in multiple Gods, but limit our worship to our own Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ his son. We just do not teach about other Gods in our curriculum today.
Believed but not taught
I have often wondered about this unique way we have of doing things in our church. There are many things which we believe and are written about in historical sermons of former priesthood leaders. And yet, we do not include them in what we teach to investigators, new members, or even long-time members for that matter. However, just like the idea of a mother in heaven we do occasionally sing about our distinctive beliefs. A favorite hymn contains these words:
“If you could hie to Kolob
In the twinkling of an eye,
And then continue onward
With that same speed to fly,
D’ye think that you could ever,
Through all eternity,
Find out the generation
Where Gods began to be?”
We are Gods in embryo
We are of the race of Gods. We are of his species. God looks likes us. We look like him. He has two arms, two legs and a head with two eyes, two ears, a nose and a mouth. As Jesus said, “If ye have seen me, ye have seen the Father.” We are his sons and daughters and he loves us. The people who populate the other worlds out there are also his sons and daughters and look just like you and me. There are no green, bug-eyed monsters. They are also of the race of Gods.
The people who are out there are in different stages of their existence. Like us, some are passing through a temporal period. Others are living in worlds that have been celestialized and yet others inhabit a lower kingdom of glory. This process of living and dying and being resurrected has been going on forever. I can’t fathom that with my limited mortal brain but I know it is true. You and I are a part of that process of seeking to be like God and to inherit a glorious exaltation.
Space travel to the earth
Could a person from outer space ever come to visit the earth? Any Latter-day Saint knows the answer. Of course, visitors from outer space can come to earth! They’ve been doing it for many thousands of years. God and angels visited Adam. They visited prophets in the Old Testament and Apostles in the New Testament. The Book of Mormon has numerous accounts of angelic visitations and of the visit of Jesus Christ to the ancient American people. It is quite common!
In the spring of 1820, God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ visited the boy prophet Joseph Smith in upstate New York. Angels came to deliver keys of the priesthoodto Joseph and Oliver in the Kirtland temple in 1836. In our temporal existence we may not be able to travel to worlds beyond out own solar system but other beings in advanced phases of existence are not so limited. When Moroni appeared to Joseph, he saw “a conduit open right up into heaven.” Awesome!
Communication from space
Scientists have been listening for communication from space for years but they have yet to hear anything to indicate intelligent life. On the other hand, Latter-day Saints are very familiar with the process of receiving messages from outer space, transmitted by means that transcend beyond the normal method of communication. This is more than a future possibility. It is a present fact! Beings from outer space have been making great efforts to communicate with us every day.
They have been sending messages that are filled with wisdom and great intelligence. These are messages that come from superior beings, who have evolved way beyond our limited mortal capacities to think and to understand. They live in dimensions that we cannot begin to fathom. But they are willing to share with us knowledge that will transform our lives if we will just listen and apply what they say. Their intelligence is far beyond ours and yet is beneficent and kind.
They are coming to visit us
What’s even more astounding to realize is that these same intelligent beings will be visiting us very soon. The millennium is simply a period of time when earthly civilization will be brought under the government of superior beings from another world who will visit earth frequently to direct our affairs. “Christ and the resurrected Saints will reign over the earth during the thousand year period. They will not probably dwell upon the earth but will visit it when they please…”
But these beings who come from outer space, or another world, will not be aliens. They will be our brethren, who have lived upon this earth in mortality. What’s more, we expect a return of portions of this earth that have been broken off in times past when cataclysmic events sheared off that portion of the earth on which they resided. First the Ten Tribes, then the City of Enoch and last the portion that contains the Garden of Eden. Don’t believe it? Look it up in our history!
Summary and conclusion
The earth has received many visitors from outer space over the years. They do not come in spaceships and they do not wear spacesuits. They come from a plane of existence that we can only dream about and not yet comprehend. These are intelligent and magnificent beings that are glorified and exalted in their appearance and in their character. They love us. We are their children and their brethren. They have come to bring us messages of great joy if we but listen.
Visions of angels and Gods from other worlds are not something that I have experienced but I know such things have occurred. The influence of these beneficent beings fills the immensity of space and dwells here among us. These Gods have given us gifts that help us communicate with them. One of these gifts is the gift of the Holy Ghost. It is real and is the means by which God reveals truth to the mind and heart of man. Of this I and millions of others are unique witnesses.