What does it mean if Jacques Vallée is right?
Letters to the Editor: WIRED
This letter is in regards to your excellent and wonderfully detailed article on Jacques Vallée: https://www.wired.com/story/jacques-vallee-still-doesnt-know-what-ufos-are/
I’ve only recently become interested in this subject. Your article is an excellent introduction because it does such a solid job of profiling someone who has been at the center of this exploration for so much of the modern era, and also because of how he’s approached this subject. His humility in the face of the Phenomenon, especially since it seems to force us to adopt a position to alleviate significant confusion, is commendable. I’m comfortable adopting a position that I believe is based on Vallées position: the Woo is real. There are undiscovered physics associated with the UAP phenomena. These metaphysics relate to consciousness in some way. I think, as it seems that he thinks, that a lot of other stuff may also be real. It’s a bunch of weird things and many of them are some kind of real.
Undiscovered physics which relate to the consciousness of some people have the capacity to influence the consciousness of all people. If there are undiscovered physics relating to consciousness now then there were undiscovered physics relating to consciousness before. What changed? Why is basically everyone wrong now?
The Enlightenment brought a lot of amazing ingenuity and development but that seems to have been achieved through the manifestation of cognitive biases at the systemic level in the institutions of the modern world. These cognitive biases relate to the acceptance of infrequent events relating to the unexplained physics of consciousness (which are often, let’s be honest here, totally fake because some people are manipulative assholes). But some of it was real! We focus on the other stuff so it’s easy to miss that. There was Magick in the world and we forgot it. The industrial revolution was such a dominating force in the lives of everyone that it totally drowned out a whole lot of the interaction human minds have with the metaphysics of consciousness. Our technology became our Magick. Even in places like Churches where our minds still connected with each other in a metaphysical way this experience often became warped because of the external environment. But you can see it when you look into the world. You can see people and places that have this connection which is different in the parts of the world where materialism is more prominent.
I’m only really able to think about this stuff and see these patterns because of content I’m consuming on a very limited number of podcasts or blogs and newsletters relating to certain thoughts at the leading edge of certain scientific disciplines combined with my very weird personal history. What I see is obvious once I describe it and very hard to accept because of the implications. The cognitive biases in the institutions of science and technology have failed to account for a very real dimension of human interaction and their blind spot is destroying us by making it so much harder to connect with each other in meaningful ways.
This is real. This is what’s happening. There will be science discovered to prove this. You can see it if you look for it the way Vallee looked at the world. Your article provides a roadmap to seeing the world that way. It’s incredibly important. It applies to everyone. It applies to you, whoever is personally reading this, and the people you love. It’s an impossible conversation to consider at scale but we have to consider it because we need to have it in order to achieve some sort of authentic connection with reality. Not having that connection, at scale, is fucking shit up for everyone.
I hope your article is doing very well. Please share it more. Thanks for writing it.
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Thanks for reading. I write about this and related subjects a lot. Here’s a piece I wrote intended to highlight and discuss the undiscovered physics of consciousness which are evident as a result of Jacques Vallées work and focus.
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