My overall speculations on how this could be possible, how it might work, and what kind of "conceptual framework of physics of consciousness" I would have to hold to effectively explain and understand my own experiences.
Please bear in mind the following important facts:
To begin, imagine this if you will:
A sine wave, with high, even curves.
Consider that sine wave a larger reality
The bottom and top loop-ends of the sine wave should be considered infinite in both directions. And there are many of those rainbows above and below "ours." The top-most bandwidth of the frequency below ours overlaps with our bottom-most bandwidth--you might say this is "like an octave" in music--and the same goes for the top of our own, and so on.
We are part of a continuum. That is the key. Our physical reality (and body) is one aspect of a spectrum.
"Physicality," the degree of density of the mass of our bodies, is merely a point of reference on a scale, and needs something to be compared to for it to have any meaning. The body seems more or less solid depending on which part of the spectrum one is focusing attention through. It relates to where your perception is, so to speak: Tangibility comes in degrees.
So one is not merely "physical or not," like some either/or choice. One is not even "astral or not." (Technically, one is all simultaneously, and perception is the moving point.) There are an almost infinite number of degrees, not only within each state (or "color" in this example), but between them. Between red and orange, for example, there are a number of shades that are a little bit both and neither.
Like light, we contain all the colors: they merely seem separate because we are only viewing this band. It's our vision that is limited. We perceive just a tiny slice of who we really are.
By this theory, one could "go someplace" in a dream (on the color scale, let's say your perception moved to around the yellow band), slide into a "more tangible" state (the astral, or orange), slide into "physical reality" as we know it (physical, or red)and back again. Because perception is the moving point. One could even be in between any given state, meaning a little of both. (I suppose it would be a matter of vibration speed, and resultant frequencyin other words, that's something that could be possible via technology, further down the road.) That's why contact experiences can start as a dream or OBE but become physicalor vice versa. These are my theories, anyway.
I think when it comes to reality, our brains work in same way vision is said to: we take those points we perceive and put them together logically, and the brain fills in the gaps ("blanks") with what's expected or extrapolated, and then presents you with a seemingly seamless picture/experience.
In this way, "anomalous experiences" are quite literally reading between the lines of reality.
 What the body perceives directly may not be the same thing as what it reflects. The body may be able to absorb and reflect (measurable through biofeedback or other means) information that was actually perceived through a different "level" of the overall consciousness. For instance, one may perceive data at the orange (astral) level, but all other levels of the person -- including the red, physical level -- may, in a holographic sense, reflect this knowledge. And there may be a physiological component in the body which effects this "translation" of the data into "this level of reality." (Since the whole body reflects knowledge from other planes, my guess is that any such 'translator' is probably in the brain or nervous system, if it exists.) However, the direct perception itself did not come through the body, because the data is outside the range of frequency the physical body spans.
Our overall consciousness spans lots of "frequency levels." Our bodies, however, as we know them, span a much smaller bandwidth (and one a bit more hardwired to stay the same size). Our bodies are just one portion of the grouping of our consciousness (or "soul").
In my rainbow allegory, I consider the overall consciousness/soul the white light/full spectrum, and manifestation of that light The Rainbow of Soul. In this, the physical body as we know it can be considered the red-band of color in the rainbow. The "astral" body would be the orange color. The "mental" body the yellow color. And so on. Technically, ANY grouping--even between red and orange, green and blue, etc.--is just as much "form" (within that frequency) as those defined are.
When you are perceiving from the part of you which is (for example) in the orange band, you are just as physical compared to what is around you as you are when you are conscious in the red-band and looking around at what we call physical reality. You may not be physical compared to the red band, when you are in the orange band, but if everything else in that level of reality is the same density as yourself when you perceive yourself there, it hardly matters.
ALL of our "forms" in these color-bands (as I call them) exist at ALL times. It is our perception which is the moving point. We are aware (on those levels) and interacting with other planes / levels of reality, that biologically we simply are not attuned to. This is simultaneous, of course, with our awareness here. Sometimes when people dream, they become aware of a small piece of their existence on another plane. Sometimes people--for reasons still unknown--begin to perceive their existence on those other planes at the same time they are perceiving this one. That can be very confusing!
Most of the time, if we're lucky, our conscious perception (that normally in the red band) is focused at least dominantly in the range of frequency (red) that the physical body resides in. This makes us aware of how our body feels and what is going on around us. Sometimes we are more focused "here" than others.
As an example of perception as the moving point, let's consider "out of body" experiences.
 (By this I am being literal -- I mean that one's perception of oneself moves completely OUT of the body. I am not referring to psi disassociation -- which many psychics confuse as a form of "being out of body.")
When your perception "leaves your body," you may still be "in the bandwidth of the physical plane." You may see "reality" around you just like you did when you were IN your body. As your perception moves toward astral (orange) on the scale, the "reality" you perceive will change. First, things may seem mostly the same yet slightly variant. A chair may be in a different place. Your coat may be on the back of the chair, rather than lying on the bed. As you continue toward astral, more significant changes may be clear, and some features of "normal reality" may disappear from your perception. You begin to perceive more of the reality -- and the life -- there, and less of what is here. You may see your cat who died years before, sleeping on your bed. You may encounter entities, or discover that the tree outside your house seems to be sentient. The farther you go into this bandwidth, the more different things become. At some point, you will lose most if not all perception of what we would call "our physical reality" (the red band) because your perception has moved outside that range (into the orange band).
The more "in the "physical" bandwidth" you are, the more you can physically feel things in your environment that you touch. "Here" as we know it, if you walk up to a wall and don't stop, you're going to feel it painfully when you run into it. In the orange band, you may go right through a wall, and feel it as if your body were made of water, or some solid-yet-not-solid substance. Entities that touch you may register quite physically to your perception, as if they were totally solid and yet somehow were able to reach inside your body. As your perception moves more into the astral and then yellow band, you may cease to be aware of any physical feelings; you can pass through the wall as if it is not even there.
 The dynamics of "how reality operates" are different from one bandwidth to another -- or rather, they are probably the same, but the way we interpret them and utilize them changes. The life encountered there and how one interacts is also quite different. I won't go into "life in the astral plane" because (a) I'm certainly no expert on that, and (b) that is an entirely separate subject.
As you move further toward the mental (yellow) bandwidth, things continue to change. For example, you may not only not FEEL the wall you pass through, it might not even exist, and you may find that the moment you think of something -- for instance, your friend in another city -- suddenly either your friend is "there with you" or you are somewhere else with your friend. Awareness of form, such as one's body, may often vanish altogether. You still may operate as if you have a form. You simply may not be pointedly aware of it.
The above is just a simple example. Your physical body did not go anywhere. Your perception, however, did. Your body, especially if your perception moved into astral-orange but was still partly in this physical-red, may show physical symptoms and evidence of your experience. Because it IS partly physical, and/or is close enough to it in many cases that the body is still affected.
Your interaction with anybody or anything on "other levels" of frequency is just as valid as interactions you may have in your body. YOU are the full spectrum; your body is only one part of you.
Our perception is not only not static-fixed, but it is not static-solid. It can be split into more than one "place of attention" on the scale. This is often referred to as "bi-location." But bi-location of what is a good question. We know that a person can be aware of part of the body bandwidth and yet be aware of other bandwidths. Psychics do this all the time with disassociation: they may be conscious of the body-environment and writing down data, and yet at the same time, they are exploring a realm such as the astral, which otherwise is usually only encountered when one is 'out of body.'
If one's perception were to be split into separate parts, and yet both were at least partly in the realm of the physical frequencies, what do you suppose would happen? I don't know, but I strongly suspect this is related to the legends of individuals (such as certain saints) being in more than one place at a time.
There is much confusion in today's world, as people experience things "on other levels," and then try to construct a version of physical reality to explain how it happened "here." I believe this has given rise to much of the mind-control paranoia in today's world. (Not that the subject itself is not valid; I know nothing about it. Just that it is getting blamed for a lot of things it probably has no part of.)
This may be happening partly because our culture is totally invalidating of any experience which does not happen in the bandwidth where the body resides. Since people know that their experience was real and valid, and since they have been indoctrinated to believe that anything outside the body-bandwidth is illusion and invalid, they are forced into (1) a major cognitive dissonance, (2) changing their perspective on 'the reality of other planes,' or (3) finding a way to explain how the experience actually happened "here" in the reality of the body-planes.
When experiences or perceptions from outside the body-bandwidth happen to a person who is extremely grounded in the skeptical scientistic viewpoint our culture has drilled into us, particularly if the person is highly intellectual and tied to that view, the cognitive dissonance may literally drive them into a form of schizophrenia to deal with the two mutually-opposing "reality views." This could be avoided, were our culture in the West better educated and accepting about things that have been known in parts of the East for millenia.
Anything outside the red-bandwidth in my example will not be directly perceived by us biologically. (It may be reflected through, or translated through, our biology, even if perceived from a different color-band of frequency. But that is indirect.)
As time goes on, and we become more and more aware that there are things outside our biological bandwidth of frequency, we invent technologies to perceive energy from other bandwidths, so we can indirectly be aware of and measure them. Technologies such as ultrasound, X-ray machines, magnetic resonance imaging, kirlian photography, microwave ovens, etc. all utilize frequencies of energy that biologically we do not directly perceive.
 We may "group" many frequency-levels, or "skip" frequency-levels, without realizing it, of course. In my experience, the individual frequency levels as I'm calling them are INCREDIBLY "thin," so to speak. In other words, there could be an infinite number of 'levels of reality' within what we here would consider one fairly small band of frequency or vibration.
The human body can be thought of as a biological "filter." When we look at a tree, our perception of the tree is just that -- our perception. At a more fundamental level, that tree is nothing more than energy. Vibrating energy. Its density and solidity, its shape and color and texture and smell and everything else about it, is simply vibrating energy, which is 'trapped' into a certain 'form.' It is the filter of our bodies that perceives the colors, smell, texture, hardness, etc.
We have also invented technologies that filter our own bandwidth in different ways. Video recorders or cameras can record the same frequency-band that we biologically perceive and interpret as sight. Audio recorders capture sound -- even though sound is also "just energy." Temperature, anything you can imagine that we measure in our daily lives, all these things are simply "energy." It is our body which perceives them as heat, light, music, etc.
How solid a given thing seems to us relates to its rate of vibration compared to our own. For instance, light does not seem solid to us at all; gases seem more solid but still not-solid, water is a solid and yet certainly not as solid to the senses as a tree, and so on. Rocks seem "more" solid than we are; some gemstones such as diamonds, more solid still.
If our perception was tuned to a part of our consciousness that vibrates at the same frequency hydrogen gas does, my guess is that gas would seem quite solid to us. Perhaps it is the same for life in any other frequency. They seem quite solid to each other because they exist at fairly similar levels of vibration.
To them, our bodies here are not solid. They may be literally "here" as we know it and yet we do not perceive each other at all. Or, their vibration may be so much faster-smaller that we seem like immobile mountains or stones in their landscape.
When yoga masters say that "reality is an illusion," they are not wrong. Technically, that tree does exist. However, its true state is energy. If it seems solid, that is simply our translated perception of it. Orour own illusion.
Maybe. But our tools and technologies have been designed to replicate biological means of perceiving. Although we are gradually moving beyond that, we are still in beginning stages. Not only do we not measure very far beyond our biological frequency bandwidth (compared to what the universe may truly offer), but many scientists seem to think that nothing beyond what we can already measure even exists. Imagine if scientists had concluded this a few hundred years ago and given up on the search for individual cells, molecules, atoms, electrons, etc. Or had not discovered any frequencies of energy beyond what we currently can measure. The only thing surprising is that scientists today seem to be sure that we know most of what there is to know, and scientists have instead become technologists, not searching to discover new things, but rather, studying how already-known, already-measurable and fairly well understood things relate to each other. The "contact" phenomenon has provided a large field of empirical evidence that there is something else we need to study. If only our scientists were interested or open to it, perhaps (for example) a theoretical physicist could come up with some new insight about where, or how, to look.
What do we expect "sentience" to look like?
Scientists--"technologists"--do not even grant us--humans--any real sentience; only biological-effect. They do not grant animals--mammals, like us--sentience. They certainly don't grant it to plants, insects, or solid forms (such as minerals). So, we can hardly be surprised that they do not find sentience in the rest of the universe, since they have not even found it on this planet and in this reality!
With "contact," we are talking about frequencies outside the bandwidth we call "solid." People around the world and throughout time have been talking about life forms that are not solid, or on some occasions "partially" solid--ghosts, for example. Try telling most technologists that you have encountered a ghost. Watch them laugh. To them, if it isn't physical, you must have either been fooled by something, or you hallucinated it. Our technologists, or "scientists," are not willing to consider any form of life but what we already know, and don't even grant greater consciousness to that.
So, they not only don't look for it, but they wouldn't know it even if they found it, and wouldn't believe it either.
Since we think all life has to look just like what we know, and since we can't perceive any of these things directly, anything we find ways of "translating" to our own biological perception just seems like "energy." (All we actually may see is a translated dot on a screen, or something like that, anyway.) Since our scientists generally don't believe "consciousness" exists, but rather, think it is only a property of the biological brain, it is clear they would never consider "an energy" they are measuring to be "a life form." So, we may be measuring half the life forms we come into "contact" with and not even be aware of it.
And of course, identities from very different frequencies than ours would, if they reached into our bandwidth to measure, likely see us merely as trapped collections of vibrating particles. Unless their scientists were a little more open minded than ours. Larger or smaller particles than themselves, possibly, or vibrating faster or more slowly. But with the tools WE have, even we, from a distance of that sort, would certainly register as 'energy,' as opposed to 'identities.'
Throughout our fairly recent history (a few thousand years), humanity has had various versions of a theory that includes what I will here call "elementals." Elementals are individual elements of consciousness, or small groupings of them. They are identities that have a very limited bandwidth of consciousness. You know how I said our overall "self" spans lots of levels -- we're not even aware of the majority of them. But elementals are very "pure and singular." That's why (as magicians know) they seem so inherently good or evil, that's why they have such a difficult time conceptualizing anything outside their domain, that's why they are so... predictable behavior-wise, and often a bit like children in some ways. That's why certain entities do or are aware of nothing else except one specific thing, concept, or what have you. Their frequency-span is incredibly small and tight. In some religions these are considered demons, or angels, or earth-spirits, however, those things are usually a larger consciousness; usually a collection of say, at least four or more elementals, by one creative magical system's way of looking at it. Some angels, by comparison, are so large or evolved that we are merely a small aspect of them.
Some identities have a larger span of frequencies than elementals. In the cases where their bandwidth-range includes part of our own bandwidth-range, they may interact with us or our reality--physically. (We may not recognize their interaction, of course.) Their position comparative to ours, and the expanse of their own bandwidth of Self and awareness, will probably determine how we interpret each other. In other words, those below us or with smaller overall perceptions may view us as angels, those above us or larger than us as demons or inferiors, and vice versa.
Some entities actually feel "sort of physical" to us, though not entirely, in the way that incubus/succubus or certain other entities can, or they may feel "more solid" than we are to the degree that we simply consider them an inanimate object. Where they vibrate on the frequency-scale compared to us will determine that. The overall span of consciousness that these entities have will also probably determine what we consider 'intelligence' and so on, and will determine their autonomy, their ability to be unpredictable, deceiving, etc.
Consciousness organizes anything it is aware of. The more advanced (evolved) an identity is, the more frequencies they will encompass, yet the more singular and focused their identity will seem. As evolution occurs, elementals become part of a larger identity, which, like a big clock in a room full of small clocks, will eventually pull those units of consciousness into synchronism with the larger perception. With that synchronicity, the units of consciousness will act in an organized and tandem manner. Without it, they will act independently, resulting in a group effect that is close to chaos.
 Mind you, I don't like to sound so "linear" (I doubt it really works that way) but it's the only way to explain it in the words I have.
 For deception to exist in an identity, I believe it may require an identity who spans at least three frequency levels. Pure elementals (single-frequency identities) do not seem capable of deception. They are too pure, too singular, they have no awareness of anything else other than what they are. It takes something able to BE two different things and then have a separate awareness of both of those things (a third element) in order to deliberately deceive.
We contain elementals. Our consciousness is not 'one' thing that spans all these frequencies, it is a conglomerate of units of consciousness -- each of which can be an 'identity' -- that have grouped together. This sort of 'becomes one thing' by the organization of our consciousness pulling many units together as one team.
There is no limit to the quantity of consciousness that can combine. There may be limits to what 'we' in physical form can reflect, though. We can accept new identities into us -- new energies (understandings et al.), all energy has consciousness; new energies would be elementals of new frequencies that we accept as part of our conglomerate, which makes our overall range or "bandwidth" larger.
This is evolution. Growth in a spiritual sense is no different than growth in a physical, or even a political sense: one must merge, absorb, and align the parts within toward unity.
We, as the physical people we call ourselves, are a smaller part of a larger identity. For us to evolve, we must become aware of a larger percentage of the overall energy which is 'us.' That energy -- innumerable other frequency bands (elementals), many of which are combined into larger identities of course -- might include a lot of different identities. Even other human identities. Remember that sine wave I started with? That is only one tiny line going through all that space. Imagine innumerable sine waves, all right next to each other. All human. All within this range of physical. Some or all (I am not sure) may be in what one might call "alternate realities." Other branches of probability, as some would term it.
I don't want to tread on anybody's theological beliefs, but perhaps what some call "God" is the entity which encompasses "everything." In which case, God Itself is probably still evolving, never ceasing to grow as we bring back our experience to the collective-unity.
We are legion, in the multiple sense. I AM, in the singular sense. It's not by accident that the former comment is associated with demons and the latter with God. The smaller the segment of consciousness, the less 'evolved' the resulting identity seems, and so the opposite. The more one focuses upon the singular conglomerate the more one forces the "organizing principle" of consciousness to align the legion within, and the more powerful the overall consciousness becomes. Singularity is like manifested intent. Diversity is like chaos.
In this theory, religious "possession" would not be a matter of something ELSE possessing a person; but rather, a matter of an individual being "fractured inside". The solution would not be getting rid of those identities -- that's an option, though -- but rather, to integrate the individual.
This means that possession would be viewed rather similarly to a multiple personality disorder, except that in MPD the 'identities' are much larger--groupings of elementals, all human--whereas in possession the identities may literally just be tiny elementals.
It is possible that in severe schizophrenia, the "identities" perceived really are aspects of the individual themselves -- and there is some empirical evidence for this--again, elementals and such that they are not integrated with, and so, seem separate and autonomous to them.
You might ask, "What if so-called aliens are identities--groupings of elementals perhaps from another frequency range than our physical own--that are part of a person's "overall consciousness" and yet, seem separate and foreign--"alien"--because the person's own perception has not expanded to include those frequencies/identities?"
I don't know. It is one possibility.
Some identities seem to know how to focus their perception outside their biological-range and into other frequency grids like our own. (Actually, we have this ability as well, but most people aren't aware of it or don't utilize it.) They exist here in one sense, but "their form" is in another bandwidth. In this case they aren't "manifesting" here form-wise, but still can have effects here; and when they turn their attention here they can still perceive and communicate.
The perception of humans varies dramatically. To be a bit tongue in cheek (though still serious!), some individuals who are extremely skeptical and un-perceptive for example, are not simply in denial of what they experience (although that is many times the case). Often, they literally do not experience it, regardless of what seems obvious to many others. Their perception, on the sliding scale, is firmly grounded in or near the biological bandwidth, and they do not allow it to vary from that position while they are conscious, nor do they allow themselves to remember any experience or dream which might disturb this belief system. They are quite honest about having no reason to believe in what they are unable to perceive.
Not by accident do responses to things such as psi and anomalies correlate with fear. Awareness and translation of frequencies (data) outside the biological bandwidth (often called "psi") operates as a survival instinct. Individuals who cannot shift their perception to anything outside the red-bandwidth in my example are literally less equipped for survival; they have less information, less forewarning, and less intuition. Subconsciously, they interpret things outside their perception -- and creatures capable of perceiving in those ranges -- as a threat. They probably should. In a true survival of the fittest atmosphere -- such as front-line military combat, for example, where psi is often a deciding factor in soldiers surviving repeatedly, despite all odds--they probably would not survive.
 I say "subconsciously" because most hard-line skeptics behave in a way that is irrational to the point of dramatic, so much so that they would be clinically diagnosed by any psychologist as having a serious problem. Their behavior is often in such contradiction to their consciously stated goals, and their behavior in other areas, that one has to call the obvious fear driving their irrationality "subconscious." They are clearly not aware of it.
Another way I've seen this general theory exampled is from a theological/magical system called Enochian, where the "identities" are set up as squares on a sort of chess-type board. If you imagine each square as a frequency level you end up with the same theory as I've got here (to one degree or another). Each frequency level (or square) is an identity of its own. Each two are a larger identity; each three; and so on. You may use the squares next to each other, or the ones connected in patterns called "sigils" (which looks like a star chart, when drawn). Adding or removing one component from the overall identity may change the nature of the identity. Reversing the order you approach a grouped identity in may shift it from Angel to Demon. Each larger grouping is slightly more aware and more powerful. On for infinity, I guess. (Example shown at right is a very small tablet called The Tablet of Union, among other things.) I'm not an expert on Enochian but it seems like a pretty similar theory. The chief difference seems to be that the writings I've encountered on the subject don't actually make mention of ourselves containing elementals, or of humans being of similar make-up to the tablet angels, etc. The system does not seem to specify where 'we' (humans) are in relation to the tablet identities.
Another way is from a philosophical/spiritual system called Kabbalah, or Cabala. In this system, "trees" with ten spheres represent what we might call the individual soul; to compare it to my rainbow, the lowest sphere would be the red band. The trees are infinite in both directions and overlap, the top sphere from the tree below overlapping with the bottom sphere from the tree above.
The Enochian Elemental Tablets, the Cabalistic Tree of Life, or my Rainbow of Soul as I call it, are not the same theories, but in this aspect at least do seem extremely similar. So, my theory is hardly novel.
Some identities may have developed, in their realities, technologies that let them intrude into other frequency-bands.
For instance here we are, snapping away with X-rays. They damage our bodies; they are too far outside of our biological resonance. And God only knows what we are doing to the reality that X-rays are from, by using our technology with zero awareness of that reality or potential results "there." In the end, all life is contributing to the grand interactive collage I call "Jungian Stew." It's simply that some life forms, including most of ours, are completely unaware that there is a larger reality around them.
Some technologies may either allow identities the ability to alter their form so that they can become "physical" (their version of form) in frequencies slightly outside their normal bandwidth, or may allow them to create a "pocket of the home frequency" and insert it into another frequency. I suspect that many "UFOs" are a lot of the latter. That pocket of energy, when moved into another frequency, may look like a red glowing-pulsing orb, or a light that flits about, or... many other things that today we call "UFOs." It's not by accident that many "abductees" come to realize that their contacts are "interdimensional" or other similar terms. Nor is it by accident that some people consider the modern "alien" just a new label for what we used to call "angels and demons." There may not be a difference, except our own perceptions and labels.
In some of those cases, it may be possible for those identities to encounter humans even physically, either via keeping a pocket of the human-frequency in their space where the human can exist, or in altering the frequency surrounding the human enough to allow them to vibrate just "at the edges" of the physical frequency of the other identities, and so to 'touch in the middle' so to speak. Although in this case it is usually a matter of things feeling and being quite physical yet not having the same solidity, such as the difference between a wall and water for example.
In some cases, altering the resonance of the human bodies may have unintentional side effects on the human physiology, which may be aggravated by subconscious issues relating to the experience. This may be harmful to the individual.
If frequency/vibration is related to this, it also might explain why when one encounters entities physically, whether in magick or 'contact,' the first general urge is to throw up. It is really hard on the body. It takes some getting used to.
Within the frequency bandwidth that our bodies inhabit, there are myriad levels of frequency. All of those levels are their own realities and have their own life. All energy is consciousness. No matter how small the piece. Because our "form" includes their own bandwidth, these elementals register to us as physical. We interpret the collection of energy through our own biological filtering.
The identities are no different than elementals on any other plane: it's simply that they are part of our physical reality. They are aware yet not self-aware; sentient but not autonomous. (Self-awareness and autonomy require much larger concentrations of consciousness.) We constantly help create and arrange life on these levels we co-exist with, without even realizing it, because we don't realize it's any kind of life, because we don't recognize energy and consciousness as being related (the same).
We take the general energy that exists in one specific frequency for example, and make it into a certain shape and give it an identity from our perception. It is willing. It considers itself created by god -- our consciousness is much larger than it, we are 'holy' to it -- and it exists happily in timelessness.
We call it a chair. I am talking about totally mundane things! Every physical thing in our reality has consciousness. The fabric of the universe is consciousness. I think this is related to why I've heard that some meditation practitioners are taught to try to "become one with" rocks or objects and so on. They are attempting to commune with elementals. They are just using the elements from "this" frequency we biologically perceive, rather than those from the space only other portions of our consciousness perceive.
Psi ability, such as the ability to touch or focus upon an object and know something of its history, may actually be a form of tuning into the consciousness of that thing.
I realize that for many people, the idea that anything other than humans is "alive" in a spiritual sense is very disturbing. I don't know how to counter that refusal to acknowledge the connectedness of all things. Assuming that only things exactly like us can be part of the spiritual universe is a pretty big prejudice!
Nothing is "just physical." Nothing "has no effect" on the world around it. Everything which exists affects all other things which share any part of their existence in the same frequency.
All these things existing in our form's bandwidth contribute to the overall energy of that grouping, just like every note you play on a piano contributes to the overall chord. The harder and more you play one note, particularly one that is not harmonious with the others, the worse the overall song sounds.
This is why it is such a bad idea to create physical things that are negative in their effects. For instance, toxic waste. That is an identity like anything else. It is physical, it is trapped vibrating energy--it is consciousness. It is a life form we created!--an identity that is terrifically hostile to humans. And we just churn it out so we can fill our reality with it. Worse, we create these identities and they have some unbelievably LONG life span! They outlive us by thousands of times or more.
Not only that, but every entity who shares the frequency-band which that form inhabits is affected by it. When we pollute our world, we don't just pollute our world we pollute every entity in the universe whose existence includes that vibratory level. When we split atoms in bombs, we don't just affect our world we affect innumerable realities who pay as much or more a price than we do for it. If all energy is consciousness, and every frequency-vibration level is a reality, what do you suppose happens to the realities that exist on the approximate level that an atomic explosion would affect?
I don't think it is coincidence that "alien abductions" are often said to include visuals of doom, particularly nuclear war, and many people experiencing "contact" become highly aware of environmental concerns. Maybe these identities are trying to save their own lives.
On days when I am feeling a bit cynical, I think that our 'reality' is going to hell in a handbasket because for some strange reason, we as a species handed over "control" of our physical reality to (or someone(s) has put and kept in control) the people with the most limited perception range imaginable. They are oblivious to the effects other identities and realities have on us. They are oblivious to the effects that we have on other identities and realities. They are oblivious to the implications, beyond physical disease, of the things we fill our reality with. For that matter even physical disease is viewed as if it is some separate thing that fell from the sky onto somebody with no reason. They are oblivious to the very existence of even their OWN sentience let alone anything else's. How it came to be that this truly obtuse and insipid point of view ruled our culture, or that people with so little ability to perceive what is obvious to many became our so-called leaders and "scientists," is anybody's guess.
Spiritual growth is no different than any other kind of growth. The dynamics of most things are holographic. Everything grows by the absorption of energy into themselves.
In magick, one way of allegedly expanding one's consciousness is to invoke a "godform." This can be just about any identity you have ever heard of. It is generally some religious icon -- literally "a god." For example, it can be Isis, or Jesus, or Pan. One of the most common dangers of practicing magick relates to this. Growing up in a culture of disbelief, as most of us in the West do, many new magicians are oblivious to the reality of -- the sheer power of -- these godforms. They are real identities! (Whether those identities are the same 'people' who at some point existed, e.g. Jesus, I don't know. I only know that in the sense of being an identity, they are as real as anything else.) They know more about survival and expansion of their consciousness than the magician does, generally.
Many people who are drawn to magick are rebellious youths; the independence and the freedom to explore anything and any part of oneself is attractive. Merging with / allowing "in" or "taking on" a Godform can be overwhelming, particularly if the individual does not have an incredibly strong sense of self, of will, et al. If you're merging with Jesus, this is probably not a problem; that archetype, in this sense, will probably make John-Doe Magician the nicest guy he's ever been. On the other hand, if you are merging with Baphomet or another powerful yet "dark-side" archetype, it could cause some serious problems. Because new magicians usually do not know themselves very well, and have not yet developed a good deal of practiced Will, the result can end up being a form of possession. One has basically just taken a huge conglomerate of energy, organized into a focused identity with its own will and survival instincts, and one may not be able to fully incorporate it, or to remain in control if one does. Some of these identities are larger than we are. It is like trying to hunt a dinosaur for dinner. You may find that you are dinner.
Taking the godform is sort of like taking a "template" that includes a whole spectrum of frequency rather than taking one elemental at a time. Godforms have their positives and negatives. On the positive side they are a more organized field of consciousness which contain more -- you might call them "a bigger dose." On the other hand they are also, as part of their more complex identity, more autonomous, on occasion more deceptive, they contain more unique components that have to be absorbed all at once. Many of the problems in magick result from magicians taking on godforms whose strength of will and autonomy is stronger than their own.
Now, you cannot become part of a godform unless you 'let the god in' or 'take it unto yourself.' The same goes with what we call "entities," which are simply smaller (less complex, fewer frequency-layers) identities than a godform would be. This is why many identities both positive and negative seem -- to us -- so obsessed with sex. That's just what we call it, because on our biological level, that is (a) how we merge and (b) how we create. It is as much physics and spirituality as it is sex. I usually just call it 'merging.'
Some identities, as part of what you might call culture, merge as a means of ordinary experience. Few cultures have the negative conceptual baggage attached to the process that ours does. Some merge as a means of obtaining an energy they want. It is usually a mutual process, which is not to say that it is always free of deception of course. Sometimes it is not mutual and is quite literally a form of energy rape. However, this really depends on the human; we have the ability, at least in most cases, to obtain autonomy or require consent; what we believe about ourselves and our abilities may limit us, though. Many people who would not be capable of defending themselves end up calling on a godform (e.g., Jesus, Mary, etc.), and that can also serve as protection.
Whether it is protective due to their belief, or whether it is protective because these are real identities, large and powerful ones, who can truly help in such a situation, I am not sure. Perhaps a little bit of both.
For entities "above" us in "form-frequency," it's possible that merger with us gives them some of the qualities we normally associate with our lower chakras (though in this case it is THEIR lower chakras we're talking about). Meaning power, money, virility, creativity, etc.
When our magicians reach into an Aethyr to some angel responsible for (earth, intelligence, money, whatever), we may think we are inquiring into some formless floating energy, or some faery-tale identity, who is going to grant it to us -- but how?? Most people don't think of the how part. Magicians command an elemental. Or grouping of elementals whose conglomerate identities are referred to as angels or demons. By doing so, we may literally be "entrapping" that elemental (invoking it into the circle) so that we can utilize it's energy for our own goals.
Please note that this did not happen with a signed legal consent on the identity's part. No more than humans give one to what we call aliens.
Second, this elemental is in fact a PART of a larger identity. You may recall the experience I recounted in Bewilderness where an entity tried to "hold me by my fear." My fear which was intangible to me -- it's just a frequency that affects my body in a manner that creates a chemical which then creates an effect we call emotion -- to him, it was in some way solid. My fear, being a certain frequency of energy, consciousness -- could be translated/perceived as an identity -- an elemental on its own. I am, you might say, the larger angel that contains tons of elementals, including that one.
When I let go of the fear, I contained one less identity in my conglomerate. I was suddenly slightly smaller, in that sense. That fear become for the moment either an independent identity or part of a separate identity (perhaps we are all, always, all of the above). In any case, the moment I released it, the hold the entity had on me was no longer useful for obtaining what he wished, since it was no longer subject to, or located at the address of, "me" which is where he was inquiring to find it.
The entity may merely have been trying to build a chair out of that part of me, for all I know.
The four elements are at the four edges of our physical bandwidth of consciousness. They are not just energies in general: they are identities that are the "bridges" between what we call "this" level of our consciousness and others; of the frequency levels that border what we know of as this reality. The hidden point in calling the elementals into a magical circle is that they are the "boundaries of the self" as we know it: they are protection because they are our borderlands, so to speak. If the bridges are truly up, nobody can cross over to us.
There is no need to call an elemental or even most entities from outside us. We contain elementals. I call them "elementals of soul." I'm willing to bet that 98% of the "entities" that people encounter are, in fact, aspects of themselves. Identities from other frequency bands who may, in fact, as part of their own evolution, be attempting to get to know us. We are so unfamiliar with ourselves, of course everything seems quite foreign -- quite "alien."
I believe this is why many 'abductees' and 'contactees' eventually come to realize that "they are one of them," or that "they are an alien on another level," or feel a loyalty to them, or something along those lines. (By this I do not mean to infer that they are only imagining them, of course. Nor do I mean to infer that the entities are not autonomous to whatever degree. People unfamiliar with magick might misunderstand that.) This is why abductions, on occasion or to some degree, can be called for and resisted.
This is also why people get the entities they focus on -- or, get entities relating to the energy they are generally in tune with. That some people get light beings, others get greys, and still others get reptilians, is no more a matter of "coincidence or chance" than the fact that some people are healthy or wealthy while others are diseased or poor. It has to do with the belief systems of the individual; more specifically, with the frequency plane or rate of vibration that the individual holds in focus.
Here's a theory. I'm not suggesting this overrides other options, just that it is possible:
Hypnotizing abductees is a magickal act. It is a beautiful act of creation. It is no secret in the studies of this field (hypnosis) that the subject is highly influenced by the physiological and telepathic belief systems and expectations of the person they have allowed to hypnotize them. Though the hypnotist may not have said what they believe and may not even know what they believe, they may be 'attuned to' a certain expectation anyway, just by nature of their personality and their own 'level of focus'.
A regression to a suspected alien abduction might, in a magickal sense here, "tune" the hypnotic subject to that reality-frequency. In other words, it may literally introduce them to the identities there -- and then sets them loose, where they carry the unspoken expectation (often acquired from others) of what is going to happen.
This is similar to magicians who carry the expectation of "what should be encountered" into a certain Aethyr. It is not just a polite suggestion that magicians read accounts of those who came before and look for the signposts and so on. It is because this is the way of controlling how that reality is experienced.
In the same way, subjects hypnotized may as well think of it as a magical ritual designed to create a desired experience, just like any magical ritual is. I DO NOT MEAN to imply that the experience is being imagined by them or put into their head by the hypnotist. I am talking about something different here. I am implying that the literal experience -- free from time and space as this sort of thing is -- may be quite real, but may be being created after the fact, and placed into a time-space target defined by the hypnosis session's date/time goal. Perhaps it is no surprise that people who are hypnotized remember such intense, traumatic experiences. They may be intense and traumatic because they just happened.
Yes. That would infer that the linearity of time could be transcended, could even operate retroactively.
Consciousness exists everywhere. That person's experience they went in to discover could have been literally anything -- or nothing. All of us have an almost infinite number of "experiences" at any given moment in time, on different levels of consciousness. And, we can focus our main point of perception anywhere and have more experiences, whether deliberately as in magick or semi-accidentally as in abduction-regression. That experience may even have been real and have happened, even if hypnosis had never been done to send that back in time. They may have simply been unaware (unremembering) of it. They chose to tune into THAT one. To become aware of it; to bring that into their reality.
Awareness is, on some level, always a choice.
The body is holographic. Human consciousness cannot exceed what the body is capable of reflecting. (Not perceiving, but reflecting. That is something different.) This does not mean that body holds those frequencies outside it, only that it must be capable of co-existing in a conglomerate where those exist and will reflect through it, so to speak.
Certain energies beyond what the body can reflect could theoretically damage the body, even literally dissolve it. Perhaps this is why it has been said that coming into contact with some entities (certain types of angels, or "seeing the face of God") could kill a person.
You can expand the body's organization. High degrees of consciousness are reflected by organization. This is sometimes viewed as acausual synchronicity depending on the system in question. This is the same as saying that you can expand the consciousness of a genetically designed end product. Once the genetic product exists, the consciousness in the overall unit (the physical form is only a % of the spectrum of that consciousness) is the dominant decisive factor in what the physical unit then experiences in terms of change or expansion. The body can change due to sentience programming (what might be called consciousness expansion) after it comes into form, but it is best done gradually.
As an allegory, it's rather like getting used to the water in a hot bath. You have to do it in increments so only small parts of your body (self) feel the pain, a tolerable level at a time, and once your whole body then acclimatizes, you can even increase the heat more, and then more. If you merely jumped in at the maximum level of heat you were eventually able to acclimatize to, you would be injured in such a way that you would actually impair the very sense-organ which was dealing with the temperature/medium--your skin. You would likely be extremely oversensitive to temperature and fluid for awhile, and you would probably not be able to function very well in your "normal" life as a result of it. And when it healed, it might even leave scars (depending more on your response to it than the event itself) that destroys your sensitivity in that area.
This can happen on so-called psychic levels as well. That is why planned expansion of consciousness, such as through gradual tantric workings, or gradual exploration of shamanic archetype merging, or systematic elemental and godform assumptions, is a more appropriate way to go about this than something such as, say, certain types of extreme drugs, which can have the effect of 'scalding the spiritual-psyche'. (Not necessarily always--some may be evolutionary!--but some can cause damage. As noted, one's response to things is often a bigger factor than any event itself.)
Genetics are the root through which consciousness is created, in the same manner that a firm seed is the first root through which eventually a plant is created (most of which, particularly in the case of trees for example, are actually composed of air [allegory to spirit], not mass as they seem [allegory to the body]). In this way, through this seed, sentience can be programmed through the genetics. On the other hand, genetics can be altered by sentience programming either by the individual or by others working with the individual (with or without the individual's conscious awareness). No system (consciousness) is fixed; regardless of what one begins with, consciousness is what determines what it accepts into itself (or denies and rejects), and so how it alters its own reflecting genetics.
I hope the knee-jerk fear some people have when the word "genetics" comes up does not occur here. I am not talking about black vs. white people. I am talking about the biological connection all creatures have to the rest of their Selves.
When it comes to defining "what it is" that is interacting with humanity, what I mainly have to say is that ANY definition of them is basically incorrect. They are everything we suspect, and nothing we suspect. Even in the areas where we may be partially correct, our understanding is probably as absurdly out of context as the field of medicine was a few centuries ago.
It doesn't matter what you call it. The words are just semantics.
What it "is" in your reality is more likely to be determined by the experience, by your frame of mind at that moment, by your overall bandwidth of consciousness, by the level of organization your overall consciousness is holding and how that is oriented, and by the cultural constructs you live within. How physical it is, is also going to be affected by some of these factors as well as by the entity itself (their ability to come near our spectrum, or their technological ability to bring us near theirs).
There are some predictables, of course. One-eyed, one-horned flying purple people-eaters are recognizeable, and regardless of who encounters them, they're purple. That's dependable as part of their nature. And there is no point in making the excuse that entities can morph to please or influence our perception, since the fact is, if they morphed into one of those critters, they are now--either to please you or influence you--for all intents and purposes, a flying purple people-eater. In other words, if it walks and quacks like a duck, it doesn't matter whether or not it was a penguin 10 minutes before you arrived--you can be sure it is going to ACT like a duck for you.
As for the apparent technologies of sorts that can catch groups of human focus (perception) much like fisherman catch fish in nets, well, reality in many ways is no different than we think it is. It's just much, much bigger than we think it is. And we are nowhere near the top of the food chain--nor are we totally immune from those below us.
I believe that until people studying in this field consider these concepts I have presented, in some form or another, and realize the equality and validity of every state, of the interconnectedness of every state and ability to move in and out of it, of perception as the moving point, they probably won't figure this out. Of course, I am biased! --but I don't think they'll figure out what I'm going through anyway, and my own growth (I assume) is probably pretty standard. I'd like to think I'm some special model, but I doubt it.
Let me say that one more time. The equality and validity of every state. The dream state is no less valid than the physical state. It appears to be a simultaneous level of perception we are normally unaware of, because our physical brain (our anchor for "this" reality) is normally tuned to and processing a certain group of frequencies that doesn't include the frequency spectrum that perception (the dream perception) is tuned to. We get constant input from our daily lives that shows up there--sure! That doesn't mean that it exists only to reflect our daily lives. I feel we get constant input from all levels of ourselves that affects other levels--including this one, and we are simply not aware of it doing so. When we wake up, we lose that perspective, and often the attempts at translation--in memory, let alone words--leave one baffled. But the memory being nonsense here does not mean the experience there is.
If other "planes" of consciousness, bands of color in the spectrum, are equally valid (though different of course), this has some interesting effects on the way we interpret things. No longer are dreams the junkyard of the psyche: dreams are our translation of our simultaneous existence in another band of the spectrum, or in another part of this band. On the mental plane, physical objects as we know them here don't exist. Things that here are considered quite intangible, like a concept, or an emotion, are just as real from that perspective as anything else. Concepts, ideas, even thoughts, are as literal and alive as we are. It's simply that they are not physically active on this physical (red) plane. They do exist and affect this plane, and I would say they even take up space as we know itbut not in a solid-mass sort of way.
Because the solid-ness of physicality that we know here does not apply to that state of perception, the hard edged boundaries of "identities" do not exist as clearly. Here, a person cannot simultaneously be a table, and the concept of "justice" and the memory of your first grade teacher doesn't really apply to either of them. But in the astral (and this becomes more so as one gets higher in frequency, or let's say higher on the color scale), since it lacks the density of this "red" plane, the criteria for determining what is "real" is changed, and the separation of reality-components, as seen here defined by space and density, is mostly extinguished.
You may find yourself having a discussion with a table who is simultaneously your first grade teacher; their identities are quite literally blended. You may describe later that you were standing at today's place of work, and yet it was somehow simultaneously 20 years prior; your identity is not linear nor separate either. Identity, physical space or mass, and time, none of these are separate "solid" objects except here in this "red" perception. You may find yourself having a conversation with what turns out to be the concept of, say, justicewhich may look like a black knight chess piece, your own symbolic interpretation. But that interpretation is not "fake" or "just your imagination." That symbology is a valid translation of the data you perceived in/from a different point of reference.
The fact is, even with our eyes in "physical reality," trees only look like trees to usour "picture" of them is our translation. That doesn't mean their existence should be dismissed, simply because our biology affects how we subjectively perceive them. They look dramatically different from the perspective of different views, such as varying kinds of technology or light. Which view is "real" or "valid?"
With sonar equipment, what is perceived at one point by the machine may not be able to be perceived (or even conceptualized) by the senses we have biologically. So it has to be translated by the machine into something we can both perceive and make sense of. The fact that it is obviously a translation does not invalidate it, nor does it indicate the data translated is non-existent. True sonar is not the dot on a computer screen either, but it would be silly of me to argue that since man created the dot (translation), the dot was merely an inventor's imagination, and what the sonar measured does not exist because the data can't be seen with my eyes.
And yet, this is what has been happening with the "paranormal" field for a long time. Translations are considered symbolic garbage. Inconsistencies within this frame of reference about things "there," or things about "here" told to them "there" (often created by trying to translate one system of perception to another, and losing a good deal in the process) are used to demonstrate unreliability. Even the most linear accounts relating to a place and/or people "there" wereand still arediagnosed as hallucinations or frauds.
This might have continued indefinitely, were it not for the "contact" field that is considered a part of "UFOlogy." For the first time, we have a subject that a vast range of people are experiencing, to various degrees. The places seem to look the same. The same things seem to happen in those places. The people and entities seem to look the same. Even the personalities are similar. The circumstance is often the same. The manner of arriving "there" is often similar. The manner of perception returning, or arriving "here," is often similar. The psychological, emotional, physical, mental, and other symptoms and reactions to the events show commonalities. Even the psychological and physical history of individuals prior to known events show commonalities! I can't imagine that we lack data for studying this, given all of the above.
Some of the people who've contributed to firsthand witness evidence in these fields are credible enough to convict a nun in a court of law. If this "place" were a land behind a mountain range that for some reason we could not traverse or fly over to verify, the world would long ago have accepted the "reality" of the place, based on empirical evidence alone. The medias present the abduction field as a fictional fringe, and yet there's more than enough reason for that attitude to be revoked--and retroactively.
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