The following excerpt is from a work in progress, Demon Possession and Alien Abduction: Simalarities of an Enigma, by R.G. Teets, copyright 1996, Headline Books, Inc. (TerraAlta@aol.com)
I cannot unequivocally state that so-called demons or extraterrestrials are, in fact, objectivly real. But as I continue to research subjects seemingly connected with the UFO phenomenon, it is apparent from a great number of percipients I've interviewed (and collateral research, as well) that the net effects of many, but certainly not all, of these interactions be they with non-human intelligences or with other states of mind (i.e. consciousness and all of its various aberrations) appear to demonstrate many similarities between the UFO abduction experience and demonic/spirit possession.
This is not to eliminate other possibilities (for a more thorough understanding of those possibilities, one may begin by reading the Matrix of UFO Beliefs, a briefing paper by Dick Farley), but for the purposes of this discussion, I will concentrate on this single aspect of the phenomenon.
While also not attempting to present a conclusive epistemological examination (and clearly I am not suggesting this to be anything but perhaps a glimpse of part of an interesting phenomenon that contains many more elements than those addressed here), I can identify the following similarities between alien abduction and spirit possession.
HOW THEY OPERATE
I. Examine the fear factor: most people would find it equally abhorrent to either be abducted from their bedrooms by aliens and to have various traumatizing experiments/molestations perpetrated against them, or to be possessed by a demon or discarnate, in either case to be powerless to stop the intrusive activities. It is observable, at least from having interviewed many percipients, and having read the UFO literature, that many percipients would rather admit to alien interference than to consider demon possession, the former offering some modicum of contact, perhaps with higher intelligence (in the extreme, perhaps, as Harvard psychiatrist John Mack, M.D. and a long list of others opine, contact with messengers of God), while the latter denotes unclean, morally corrupting contact (and perhaps even cooperation) with the ultimate evil force in the universe.
II. We can at least partially judge these entities by their affects on people.
III. Those who are abducted report never being the same again, as if their alien abductors were always nearby or, in some cases, within them (much like an infection or a possession state). Dr. William J. Baldwin, author of Spirit Releasement Therapy: A Technique Manual, assisted by his wife, Rev. Judith Baldwin, often refer to dark entities like this:
They are simply bacteria, no more, no less. They are another life form with a different purpose. What right do bacteria have to join our bodies? The Baldwins' statement infers consciousness as inherent with these entities.
IV. Many modern researchers are now saying that abductees are finding their experiences more and more acceptable, even spiritually uplifting and transformational. Social worker John Carpenter, director of abduction research for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), has noted a more accepting attitude in contactees/abductees. Dr. John Mack says many abductees come to love their alien captors. Author Whitley Strieber admits to his love and longing for the creatures (which had previously subjected him, without anesthetic, to medical-like experiments, including nasal and anal probes). In the case of spirit/demon possession, a large measure of the entities' success in the host depends on the host's cooperation. If the host finds power, profit or even love as a result of the visitors within (once they are recognized), then the host will naturally find the visitors presence more and more acceptable, often even transformational in the broadest sense, to the point of developing a love for and/or a dependency on them. (The Stockholm Syndrome, recognized in victims of terrorist-like captivity, is seemingly overlooked by these researchers.)
V. Often, the ETs and spirit entities present themselves to percipients in identical ways.
VI. There are many cases where percipients are unable to separate the identities of these entities as being one or the other, ET or demon, which suggests that the entities, at least some of them, may be one and the same. (Conversely, many percipients confuse entities' identities with ETs and angels, as well.)
VII. In addition, both sets of entities are or seem capable of:
1. telepathic communication
2. hypnotic / altered state induction, regression, suggestion
3. hiding, both in the sense of successfully convincing the
host /percipient to deny their existence AND at convincing a
huge portion of the public that they don't exist. Also, both are capable of hiding in the physical sense, as well, within the layered psyche and often within the physical or quantum or interstitial body of the host.
4. reprisal when discovered, often in equal measure to the level of emotional distress caused by the discovery
5. time travel
6. obtaining some measure of physical and mental control over their subjects for extended periods
7. cajoling, manipulating, or in some way forcing their subjects to perform acts against the subjects' wills, including forced sexual intercourse (rape), violent crime, and suicide. The Solar Temple cult could be an extreme example of this concept: Leader Luc Jouret claimed contact with ETs, and said the only way to go to their planet was through the Glory of Fire, which resulted in the fiery deaths and in some cases murder of all cult members in 1994 and more recently.
8. physically moving their subjects from one location to another through various means, including a compromise of the percipient's free will through mind control / manipulation
9. interacting with percipients/hosts at the soul level
10. establishing highly organized, hierarchic networks capable of interacting with and controlling to some degree vast numbers of minions and human beings simultaneously
11. according to Dr. Gregory Little, a psychologist and UFO researcher/author, these entities, at least the ones who do harm to human percipients, enter or manifest into the human perceptual levels from the lower frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum (per his book, Grand Illusions)
12. interrupting the transitory journey of the soul after death. Examples can be found in the Bible, in the book Matrix II (per the Nexus Group), various works by Maurice Rawlings (To Hell and Back), et al.
13. claiming to represent the Light, i.e. a higher spiritual power, even though the literal translation of the name Lucifer can be Light Bearer.
14. Neither set of entities ever occupied human bodies of their own.
15. Either set of entities can or could have been abducted or possessed. Without going into great detail, it is convenient to think of the possibilities like this: Demons, or fallen angels, are said to have fallen from grace, even though they were originally created by God. In effect, they may have been influenced, even possessed and/or abducted, by Lucifer at the time of the Great Rebellion in Heaven. ETs (generically meant here to encompass UFO-related entities) are vulnerable to possession and abduction, as well.
16. Both sets or subsets of these entities may have volunteered to interact with humans in these ways.
17. Dr. Baldwin mentions the similarity of the little demons to stinging insects. Many UFO percipients report interactions with UFO occupants resembling insects.
18. Worldwide, many government, military and industrial leaders (in addition to the general population) can act in many ways identical to these entities because of the relatively high level of possession or influence the leaders have been subjected to by these entities.
19. performing their tasks in a highly compartmented fashion, much like our intelligence agencies and are subjected to a need to know protocol that protects the higher echelons and the knowledge base of their organizations from close scrutiny.
20. able to create robot-like minions capable of performing physical tasks.
21. Possessed ETs have reported through percipients that they have performed similar abductions/tasks on other planets.
22. emulating voices in the percipients' minds.
23. Many credible researchers see a direct connection between the so-called UFO phenomenon and black magic. (Keel, Pacheco and Blann, Wilson, et al.)
24. convincing percipients that they are special chosen ones, and often promise rewards for cooperation and implementation of the entities' agenda.
25. trying to hybridize corporeal bodies of their own through genetic and soul level manipulation of human donors.
26. inducing the dream state, where coded and/or occult (i.e. hidden) information is often implanted in the percipient's mind for later retrieval or implementation of a designated action.
27. attempting to dissuade a percipient from using free will, or to exercise that use toward ways that would benefit the entities; both sets of entities also at times appear to outright disregard a percipient's free will.
28. These things that the entities are capable of doing, so too, if even in lesser degree, are their minions/victims.
29. displaying high degrees of familiarity with and command of exotic technology. They also seem capable of influencing humans to develop and utilize technologies considered to be exotic or
unique. These latter technologies often owe their genesis to
areas having to do with human conflict / destruction.
(Note: Not all of the following books are cited in this excerpt, but are recommended for further study/elucidation. This listing represents a sampling of available literature, and points out that regardless of mind-set -- traditional, mainstream, philosophical, New Age, whatever -- researchers and authors are encountering a phenomenon that, despite the differences in language, they perceive as intelligent, fearsome, manipulative, unpredictable, cunning and yet vulnerable.)
To Hell & Back, Maurice Rawlings, M.D.; Thomas Nelson Publishers,
Nashville Reunions, Raymond Moody, M.D. with Paul Perry; Villard Books
Spirit Releasement Therapy: A Technique Manual, William J. Baldwin, Ph.D.; Headline Books, Inc.
UFOs in the New Age, William M. Alnor; Baker Book House
Beyond The Brain, Stanislav Grof; SUNY Press
The Alien Agenda, Dr. Clifford Wilson; Signet
Gods of Air and Darkness, Richard E. Mooney; Fawcett
The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings, John Keel; Doubleday
Brother Termite, Patricia Anthony; Ace
Symbols, Signs & Signets, Ernst Lehner; Dover Books
Futureman, Robert C. Girard; Arcturus Books
The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae), Pope John Paul II; Times Books
The Gospel According to Jesus, Stephen Mitchell; Harper-Collins Publishers
The Believer's Guide to Spiritual Warfare, Thomas B. White; Servant Publications
Shouting At The Wolf, Anderson Reed; Citadel Press
The History of the Devil, Paul Carus; Open Court Publishing Co.
Unmasking the Enemy, Nelson S. Pacheco and Tommy Blann; Bendan Press
Grand Illusions, Dr. Gregory L. Little; White Buffalo Books
The Poltergeist Experience, D. Scott Rogo; Penguin Books
Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism, Thomas B. Allen; Bantam Books
West Virginia UFOs: Close Encounters in the Mountain State, Bob Teets; Headline Books, Inc. (contains the Matrix of UFO Beliefs by Dick Farley)
The Stalk, Janet and Chris Morris; ROC
Cosmic Patriot Files (Vol. 1 & 2); Abelard Productions, Inc.
The Mind of God, Paul Davies; Touchstone (Simon & Schuster)
Alien Identities, Richard L. Thompson; Govardhan Hill Publishing
The Unquiet Dead, Dr. Edith Fiore; Ballantine Books
Revelation, David Bischoff; Warner Books
The Way of the Shaman, Michael Harner; Harper San Francisco
Soul Retrieval, Sandra Ingerman; Harper San Francisco
The Origin of Satan, Elaine Pagels; Random House
Book (title unknown); T.L. Osborn
The Dilemma of Psychology, Lawrence LeShan, Ph.D. ; Dutton
The Disuniting of America, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
The Edge of Evil, Jerry Johnson; Word Publishing
All of Dr. Jacques Vallee's books...
The Book of Enoch, the 19th Century translation by Lawrence
For some interesting alternative viewpoints:
Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Robers; Seth
E.T. 101, Mission Control and JHO; Harper San Francisco
Fate, December, 1993: The Old Ones, by Hoeller
Fate, 1988 (Aug?), Psychic Healing of Multiple Personality: Is exorcism of evil spirits a way to cure severe mental illness? by Stanley Krippner
...and other books cited in this paper.
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Abduction: Simalarities of an Enigma by R.G. Teets copyright 1996 Headline Books, Inc. TerraAlta@aol.com