Hostage Crisis: Earth!

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This article is partly a review of a very interesting book called; ‘The Missing Times: News media complicity in the UFO coverup’ by Terry Hansen and it's also about a very strange idea that bubbled up in my brain after reading the book.

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Firstly, I'll talk about Hansen’s book. ‘The Missing Times’ focusses on how the extremely large number of compelling UFOs incidents that have occurred worldwide in the last seventy years have been covered up and ignore by the U.S. media. The book does a very good job of investigating this issue and how local news is filtered to remove such stories before it reaches the major media outlets, but the book is also a very good study of the more general matter of how any topic that is frowned on by the establishment is covered in the mainstream media (i.e. television, film, books, newspapers etc). As Hansen shows, using exhaustive and detailed references, the major U.S. televisions channels, film studios and newspapers and the ones here in the U.K. all follow a very narrow line of what is and what isn’t eligible for print/broadcast. It is a filtering mechanism that Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore would certainly agree is present. Read More...

Psi-Earth - 5 - Technology - Smartphones

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Just to recap, Psi-Earth is an Alternative Earth story where the world is the same as the modern-day but it is a world where the ideas I've developed in my book 'How science shows that almost everything important we've been told is wrong' are correct and are being actively used by secret groups. The tragedy of the 'Psi-Earth' story is that human-kind is capable of psi-abilities but unfortunately, secret and powerful groups are keeping humanity blind to their own abilities in order that the ones who do use psi-abilities can maintain a critical advantage and control of power on Earth. It's a dark, dramatic, tense scenario that could make a very good novel or two. Rather than hide its development away in a notebook, I thought I'd blog its development instead while I work on my science fiction comedy novel.

In the first blog article, I talked about the basic premise of the story. In the second article, I described a potential main character, Xander, and the dangers he faced as soon as secret and powerful group became aware of his progression as a remote viewer. So far in the story, Xander has narrowly avoided being killed after being led into a trap by henchman working for one of the secret elite groups, or at least he thinks he avoided a trap. As every danger in the story is elusive and strange, it's very difficult for the main characters to be sure that they are in danger. In this way, the story is a lot like a classic spy story where agents must make life-or-death decisions based on the most enigmatic of clues. In the third article, I described part of the historical background for the Psi-Earth and the origins of the secret elite groups from the early and very influential Mystery Religions of Antiquity. In the fourth article, I talked about identity chips and how each person in the developed world could have on inside themselves without knowing it.

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This week’s blog article on ‘Psi Earth’ continues the subject of technology and is all about smartphones.

In the entire history of surveillance and population control, nothing comes close to the power of the smartphone. It combines the influencing power of the television, the surveillance power of the secreted bug and many more besides. Infamous secret elites throughout history would have given their right eye to have access to a device that the common masses would willingly walk around with all day, a device that they would constantly stare at and a device from which they would gain most of their knowledge of what was going on. The potent combination of a smartphone and the social networking system, run by a small number of huge corporations, has all the potential to become an iCult, a system in which all members only hear what their iCult leaders want them to hear and even that information is heavily distorted to fit with the leaders’ agendas.

At the moment, the main concerns about smartphones are their ability to track people’s location and download a copy of the information they place on their phone. This concern is well-established and Edward Snowden, the U.S. N.S.A. whistleblower, has talked extensively about software packages secretly installed on target phones that carry out such tasks (endearingly given names from the Smurfs). Snowden has also recently been involved in developing a case that can tell the owner when the phone is connecting to bluetooth and wi-fi without the owner’s consent.

But there is another field of activity that a smartphone is capable of that has not been mentioned (to my knowledge). The power of recent smartphones has enabled voice assistants to become a viable piece of installed software, with Apple’s ‘Siri’ being a well-known example. These voice-assistance programmes are now able to draw upon information stored about their users on the phone and use that information to suggest or give recommendations to the user. This is all very useful and can be a great tool. In addition, smartphone software is now also able to analyse their owner’s sleep patterns in order to advise and help them with healthier routines, sleep problems and other related issues. If we combine these two developments, someone's smartphone can help and assist them 24 hours a day, when they are awake and asleep.

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But if we combine these items together - the voice assistant and the sleep analyst - then someone’s smartphone has the potential to do something dark. Someone's smartphone has the potential to mesmerise their owner while that owner is asleep. For anyone panicked by this idea, keep in mind that no one’s reported this happening (as far as I know) but it is theoretically possible. The setup is straightforward. If a person goes to sleep with their phone beside them then if the phone has been hacked, it can listen to them throughout the night, even if it is 'officially' turned off. The phone can analyse their breathing patters, the sound of their movements in bed and calculate when they are at their most receptive to suggestion. It can then speak to them in whatever voice is most influential to them, from the voice-assistant's library, based on information gathered about that person. As a result, in a low-key but effective way, the phone can mesmerise or at least significantly influence its owner. What’s more, this entire process can be carried out automatically, following a complex and sophisticated algorithm. Since smartphone microphones are of excellent quality nowadays, akin to the microphones of professional sound studios thirty years ago, the programme can even monitor if anyone else in earshot wakes up or enters the scene. If that happens, the programme can immediately go quiet until that interloper has gone or returned to slumber. What’s more, this process can go on, night after night, the hacked phone executing a programme that could last months or even years.

As I’ve already mentioned, I know of no recorded evidence for this actually happening but it’s both theoretically possible and it is something dark and dramatic. As Mark Twain once said; ‘it’s not whether it happened or didn’t happen but that it could have happened’. As a result, I’ll definitely be adding it to the Psi-Earth story. It can be one of the dangers our heroes face in the early stages, when they’re the target of the secret elite.

Psi-Earth - 4 - Technology - Identity Chips

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Just to recap, Psi-Earth is an Alternative Earth story where the world is the same as the modern-day but it is a world where the ideas I've developed in my book 'How science shows that almost everything important we've been told is wrong' are correct and are being actively used by secret groups. The tragedy of the 'Psi-Earth' story is that human-kind is capable of psi-abilities but unfortunately, secret and powerful groups are keeping humanity blind to their own abilities in order that the ones who do use psi-abilities can maintain a critical advantage and control of power on Earth. It's a dark, dramatic, tense scenario that could make a very good novel or two. Rather than hide its development away in a notebook, I thought I'd blog its development instead while I work on my science fiction comedy novel.

In the first blog article, I talked about the basic premise of the story. In the second article, I described a potential main character, Xander, and the dangers he faced as soon as secret and powerful group became aware of his progression as a remote viewer. So far in the story, Xander has narrowly avoided being killed after being led into a trap by henchman working for one of the secret elite groups, or at least he thinks he avoided a trap. As every danger in the story is elusive and strange, it's very difficult for the main characters to be sure that they are in danger. In this way, the story is a lot like a classic spy story where agents must make life-or-death decisions based on the most enigmatic of clues. In the third article, I described part of the historical background for the Psi-Earth and the origins of the secret elite groups from the early and very influential Mystery Religions of Antiquity.

In this week's blog entry about Psi-Earth, I'll be talking about identity chips; implanted markers in the body of the people of Psi-Earth that the secret elite use to watch and monitor their behaviour, looking for anyone that could be a threat to their power.

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One dark element of the Second World War Holocaust was the branding of inmates with a serial number. In this awful, dehumanising act, the Nazis attempted to reduce thinking and feeling individuals to little more than entries in an IBM database. (It's now hard to believe but according to several documented reports and a book by Edwin Black, these machines were present at the Nazi concentration camps in the form of pre-digital, punch-card, mechanical calculators. There were also serviced by IBM engineers as part of their service contracts; astonishing if true).

Fortunately, ordinary people in our modern-day world are not branded with identifying numbers by a cold, ruthless, authoritarian regime and the Psi-Earth story won’t include such methods but there is another, more sinister way to theoretically mark every person nowadays; through the use of tiny, implanted chips.

The presence of small chips with unique identification numbers is already a common part of our society. For example, RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification) chips on many shop goods enable scanners to pick up from them a unique number. The scanner thereby knows what item to which that RFID chip is attached. Such chips are now a relatively crude item, technologically; they have no internal power supply and all they can do is respond with a number. Nevertheless, there is interest in people having such chips implanted in them, as discussed in this BBC article. This is an ominous idea as such an operation may not look as repulsive and abhorrent as the branding of Auschwitz Jews, but it has an equally significant result.

The Psi-Earth story won't be using RFID chips, as much more sophisticated chips are now available, even in the civilian sphere. These chips have been developed for medical purposes. Chips the size of a grain of rice are now capable of monitoring our heart-rate, blood sugar levels and other health markers. These chips are often only temporary inhabiters of our body, designed to pick up information while powered by a finite, tiny battery until they leave the body. More sophisticated versions of these medical chips can actually power themselves by drawing in glucose blood sugar, but they are very expensive items to create. They also require the consent of the patient and need to be implanted in an operation. In the Psi-Earth story, both of these issues are bypassed.

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In the Psi-Earth story, the secret elite develop a way to implant a chip in everyone in the developed world without the individuals knowing anything about it. They manufacture the chips in the billions using cutting-edge military technology. They then implant the chips in people by winning the contract to supply a vaccine for a mass vaccination programme. As each is no wider than a human hair and a millimetre long, it is small enough to be embedded in the body as part of a seemingly simple vaccine injection. Since the vaccines are manufactured as one-use only and the vaccination programme is mandatory, the secret elite know that by including one of their 'hair-sliver' chips in each vaccination capsule, they will end up inside each person in the countries concerned.

The secret elite design these 'hair-sliver' chips to pick up brainwave patterns, along with other vital signs, and to store that information for 48 hours. This allows the secret elite to secretly monitor how people are thinking. In particular, if someone is developing good psi-abilities, this will show in the preponderance of that person's alpha, theta and delta brainwaves (rather than the 'distracted' beta waves). The secret elite can therefore monitor how much a psi-adept is progressing, day-to-day, by regularly picking up information from that person's 'hair-sliver' chip. If that person is appearing to be getting too good as a psi-adept, the secret elite can mark them as a danger.

In line with this idea, the Psi-Earth story will include our psi-adept characters finding out about the 'hair-sliver' chips in them. They'll know about these chips but how do they get them out? Early on, they won't be able to get them out or even be sure where in their bodies the chips reside. Instead, they'll be forced to try and prevent the foot soldiers of the secret elite reading the chips (which will probably, in the story, be done by someone simply pointing a modified smartphone at the target individual and reading the result on their screen). Cue strange machinations where our characters are watching for people pointing smartphones at them; an unnerving, near-paranoid scenario.

PLEASE NOTE: If any reader is concerned that the above idea will put people off vaccinations, which are a very important element of public health, do remember that Psi-Earth is being developed as a fictional story and is not a conspiracy theory. Any responsible adult, when reading, should always keep in their minds what is scientific fact and what is fiction.

For readers who'd like to explore more on the subject of sinister identity chip possibilities, I do recommend this interview from the Disclosure series. Unfortunately, it's not possible to chat to the person giving the interview as he died of a sudden illness a few years after making the video, but the information he did impart is nevertheless fascinating:



In next week's article, I'll continue on the subject of technology in the Psi-Earth story. Until then, have a good week!

Psi-Earth - 3 - Keeping Ancient Secrets

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In this week's blog about my drama story idea, Psi-Earth, I thought it would be worth writing about historical secret societies and how evidence about their existence could be used to good effect in the Psi-Earth drama.

Just to recap, Psi-Earth is an Alternative Earth story where the world is the same as the modern-day but it is a world where the ideas I've developed in my book 'How science shows that almost everything important we've been told is wrong' are correct and are being actively used by secret groups. The tragedy of the 'Psi-Earth' story is that human-kind is capable of psi-abilities but unfortunately, secret and powerful groups are keeping humanity blind to their own abilities in order that the ones who do use psi-abilities can maintain a critical advantage and control of power on Earth. It's a dark, dramatic, tense scenario that could make a very good novel or two. Rather than hide its development away in a notebook, I thought I'd blog its development instead while I work on my science fiction comedy novel.

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In the first blog article, I talked about the basic premise of the story. In the second article, I described a potential main character, Xander, and the dangers he faced as soon as secret and powerful group became aware of his progression as a remote viewer. So far in the story, Xander has narrowly avoided being killed after being led into a trap by henchman working for one of the secret elite groups, or at least he thinks he avoided a trap. As every danger in the story is elusive and strange, it's very difficult for the main characters to be sure that they are in danger. In this way, the story is a lot like a classic spy story where agents must make life-or-death decisions based on the most enigmatic of clues.

Before continuing a description of what our main characters face in the story and what will happen to them, I thought it would be worth exploring some factual evidence and testimony to develop or flesh out the scenario some more.

To start with, it's worth reading 'Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy' by Robert Hewitt Brown. Not only does Brown, who was a 32nd degree Mason, explain a lot about the origins of Masonic practice, but he also talks about the Mystery Religions of the Ancient World. These Mystery Religions are often associated with Ancient Greece (in particular the Eleusinian Mysteries and the Orphic Mysteries) but they may truly originate in Ancient Egypt or earlier. In particular the Temples of Isis, the wife of Osiris, was a key member of the Mystery Religions. Brown reports in his book that the Temple of Isis, now open to the elements, clearly shows that it was designed and built to create illusion and magic, in order to psychologically transform (or perhaps brainwash) its acolytes into true worship of its god. The architects and builders who were responsible for creating these tools of illusion (secret passages, moving platforms, false walls, speaking statues) were sworn to secrecy but it there was any sign that they wouldn't keep mum, other tools were used. For example, the Temple of Apollo at Delphi had a mysterious grotto. As Brown's book states:

"The individual whose name this cave bore was an architect of great skill, and in conjunction with his brother Agamides, was the architect of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and they were, of course, the designers and constructors of all the mechanical secrets of that temple, no doubt far more ingenious and terrifying in their nature than those of the oracular cave just described. The Mysteries being also celebrated in the Temple, the demand for secrecy was imperative and the priests, fearing that the initiation of Trophonius and Agamides would not insure their silence, resorted to assassination. The brothers were desired by the god, through the priests, to be cheerful and to wait eight days for their reward. At the end of which period, they were found dead in their beds - the result of poison or some other secret means of murder. (See Salverti's "Philosophy of Magic", vol 1, Chapter XI)."

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It's worth noting that it's perfectly possible that direct descendants of these Mystery Religions still exist today. Supposedly, the Roman Empire did ban the Mystery Religions when it adopted Christianity as its official religion but Brown's book makes it clear that in fact, the Romans quietly allowed the Mysteries to continue. As a result, they were 'celebrated in some form as late as the eighth century A.D'. Dr Oliver in his 'history of initiation' says that they were 'celebrated in Wales and Scotland down to the twelfth century'. Salver, in his 'Philosophy of Magic', states that the occult sciences, possessed by the secret societies of the middle ages in Europe were derived from the learning taught by the Ancient Mystery Religions. He goes on to say that; 'Liebnitz (the famous Mathematician and contemporary of Newton) penetrated into one of these societies at Nuremberg and obtained there instructions which he might perhaps have sought for in vain elsewhere.' It's worth noting that Newton himself spent more time in studying the occult than in what we would now call respectable science. Many readers will immediately note how close such an example is, in time and location, to the notorious Bavarian Illuminati and Hitler's infamous fascination with the occult. For more information on those topics, I definitely recommend Peter Levenda's books; they don't make for happy reading but they are well-researched and eye-opening.

All-in-all, it's clearly possible to making a compelling case in the 'Psi-Earth' story that the secret elite who are trying to kill our heroes are directly descended from Mystery Occult Religions formed in the earliest period of human civilisation. What's more, these secret elite groups are using the same techniques they perfected thousands of years before; psychological manipulation, brainwashing and the cunning strategy of killing their enemies so that it's not even clear that they were murdered, never mind leaving any clues as to who murdered them.

In the next blog article on this topic, I'll look into technology and how these Mystery Religion secret elites might have updated their tools of control.

Have a good week!

Psi-Earth - 2 - A targeted hero

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This is the second in a series of blog articles developing a story idea that I've called 'Psi-Earth'. Psi-Earth is an Alternative Earth story where the world is the same as the modern-day but it is a world where the ideas I've developed in my book 'How science shows that almost everything important we've been told is wrong' are correct and are being actively used by secret groups. The tragedy of 'Psi-Earth' is that human-kind is capable of psi-abilities but unfortunately, secret and powerful groups are keeping humanity blind to their own abilities in order that the ones who do use psi-abilities can maintain a critical advantage and control of power on Earth. It's a dark, dramatic, tense scenario that could make a very good novel or two. Rather than hide its development away in a notebook, I thought I'd blog its development instead while I work on my science fiction comedy novel.

The previous and first blog on Psi-Earth explained the setup, of a group of heroes, newly developing their psi abilities, who become the target of these secret groups.

In this article, I thought I'd focus on a single character and flesh out how he develops his ability, ends up in the cross-hairs of the secret elites but stays alive. Let's call him Xander (as it's quite a cool name and has a 'X' in it). Xander is a young man who becomes intrigued by the writings of people like Ingo Swann, Robert Jahn, Jim Marrs and others. He uses resources on the internet and practices doing the psi abilities they describe. Xander finds he does have an ability at these psi-skills. Unfortunately for Xander, he makes the naive mistake of sending examples of what he's achieved to a remote viewing organisation. What he doesn't realise is that the organisation is a 'honey pot', created by one of the secret elite to unearth anyone with psi abilities.

Xander's first realisation that he's made a mistake and that he's a target comes when he senses that he himself is being remote viewed. One evening, shortly after sending his material to the organisation, Xander 'sees' the presence of two individuals in his own front room. [When Xander was young, the house he lived in was haunted. At first, Xander didn't know there was a ghost present but bad dreams, a cold 'presence' and the behaviour of his cat convinced him that a bodiless spirit did inhabit his house. He tried to focus, to be aware, to perceive where the ghost might be. After some effort, he realised that he could make out the location of the ghost; it wasn't physically visible but it was detectable. Xander describes it to a friend as though 'the light in a certain part of the room is polarised, as if something is standing there and influencing that space so it becomes altered, like the faintest of mirages']. In his living room, Xander realises that the two individuals whose presence he can detect are like ghosts. He also realises that they are remote viewing his home. Those two individuals are physically somewhere else but they have moved their mental location to his home in order to report on it and him; they are checking him out.

Xander realises with cold dread that he's made a calamitous mistake. No one is going to write back to him and congratulate him on his newly developed psi abilities. Instead, he's now marked as a problem, a rival, a potential pebble in the shoe of those that secretly influence and control Earth.

Shortly after this experience, Xander is invited to an event at the South Bank Centre in London. He's pleasantly surprised that he's been invited and is looking forward to it but in the night, he has a dark portentous dream. Shaken by the experience, he uses his remote viewing skills to explore what might happen at that future event in London. The result is immediately clear; his 'view' of the event is dominated by a large pool of blood. If his remote viewing skills are correct and if everything proceeds as expected, then someone's going to stab him to death at that location on that day. Xander decides to go regardless; he can't honestly believe anyone would kill him just because he had some low level psi skills. He travels to the South Bank Centre but he stays alert. On the way to the event, he notices suspicious characters, tough-looking men who seem to be acting as lookouts. At the last moment, he turns away from the normal route to the venue and approaches it from a side-route. The rest of the day proceeds as normal, but Xander is rattled; did he just survive an ambush or not?

Thus begins Xander's period as a targeted man. He is torn between different views. Is he really being targeted? Is a secret group really trying to kill him? Is it just paranoia? He knows that almost no one else would believe him if he explained his suspicions. He is entirely on his own.

Psi-Earth - 1 - An 'alternative Earth' story

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This blog article is related to my new book; ’How science shows that almost everything important we’ve been told is wrong’, which will soon be ready to buy from the FeedaRead website and available to order from large booksellers as well. It has an ISBN-13 number (9781786970916). More info on the book is available on its web page.

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To sum up the book again, ’How science shows…’ explains that the waking reality that we inhabit is a light-energy pattern that our minds collectively influence at the quantum level. In other words, reality isn’t a hard, solid place, a collection of independent objects that we can’t influence. Instead, reality is an ephemeral construction, a collaborative mental creation. Not only that, but our minds don’t come into existence from physical reality, we, as thinking minds, perceive and influence reality from a source outside of reality. As a result, our minds create our physical brains and bodies, not the other way around. It’s effectively turning the current official scientific view upside down, but by using evidence and theories put forward by eminent scientists; weird but true.
While thinking about the ideas in the book, I realised that the ideas in the book could be used to create a thrilling drama about a group of talented individuals up against a powerful and secretive elite. I thought it would be good to blog ideas about it on this website, as a sort of on-going production diary. I’m currently focussed on completing a science-fiction comedy novel, but it might be fun to develop and blog about another novel story, with its accompanying ‘alternative Earth’ theme, at the same time. I’m going to call this ‘alternative Earth’ Psi-Earth, after the Greek letter Psi (which looks like a three-pronged fork), which is traditionally associated with extra-sensory or paranormal abilities.

Psi-Earth is just like our Earth now, our current-day situation, except that Psi-Earth is a place where the ideas put forward in ‘How science shows…’ are both correct and are being successfully used, akin to the Ancient Egyptians or the Tibetans. Just to recap, if the book’s ideas are correct, then human beings can potentially (with a lot of effort) develop the following abilities:

The ability to gather information and perceive places, events and details remote to one’s location, both in space and time. This is currently described as ‘remote viewing’ but was also called ‘scrying’ in the past.

The ability to sense or be aware of potential events in the future. This is currently described as ‘precognition’, while the word ‘prescience’ is more associated with calculated anticipation.

The ability to move one’s mind and ‘spirit body’ to another location, separate from one’s physical body. This is usually referred to as ‘astral projection’ or ‘spirit travelling’.

The existence and potential ability to communicate with other minds that are not currently connected to a physical body, or minds existing at very remote locations.

The ability to generate power and create material using mental manipulation of energetic phenomena at a quantum level.

(Note: For readers interested in the historical and modern evidence for people actually possessing these skills, I recommend the books ‘Magic and Mystery in Tibet’ by Alexandra David-Neil. For a more recent study of people developing skills in this area, I’d recommend 'Margins of Reality' by Prof Robert Jahn, ‘Psi Spies’ by Jim Marrs and almost any non-fiction book by Ingo Swann, who worked as a remote viewer for the U.S. Military).

It doesn’t take much thought to imagine that Earth would become an incredible and amazing place if such paranormal abilities were possible and also that the majority of people on Earth could use them. Our civilisation would become filled with super-druids, Tibetan Masters and Buddhist Bodhisattvas all making use of zero-point, cold-fusion technology, It all sounds extremely cool but it would be almost unrecognisable compared to our current situation, which isn't really the idea of the Psi-Earth story, so I won't be writing about that.

Instead, the Psi-Earth story would be a darker, everyday, 'almost like normal' story based around the idea that certain powerful and secretive groups had known for some time that reality was a light-energy pattern and that our minds influence and shape reality. These groups have, by the present day of the story, developed mind-assisted zero-point energy generators, mind-assisted cold-fusion units, telepathy skills, remote viewing, out-of-body journeying, prescience etc. Not surprisingly in the story, these groups have, as a result, gained a huge advantage over everyone else, all the ordinary people who continue to believe that only physical things exists and that our minds are nothing more that the side-effects of chemical activity. These secretive, elite groups are the real Lords of Psi-Earth, the people who really control the planet and everyone on it.

In comparison, nearly all the ordinary people of Psi-Earth believe something fundamentally different. They all believe in Materialism or in some irrational religious belief-system. These belief systems keep the ordinary people blind to the true situation, that they all have the potential to do amazing things, to do things that they think only belong to the ‘gods’ or fictional wizards. The ancient Hermetica tellingly said that; ‘a god is an immortal man and man, a mortal god’ but the ordinary people of Psi-Earth are blind to this fact. They have been hobbled by believing falsehoods. This makes the Psi-Earth story darkly oppressive because everyone on Earth is in a prison of their own beliefs. They are not being subjugated through brute-force by oppressive overlords putting up huge billboards threatening punishments or sending gestapo-like-squads hunting down perpetrators, but by a more powerful and subtle obstacle; the widespread adoption of a convincing false belief, which is a far more effective barrier.

In Plato’s ‘Critias’, the Egyptian Priest states:

“In the days of old the gods had the whole earth distributed among them by allotment… They all peopled [populated] their own districts; and when they had peopled them they tended us, their nurselings and possessions, as shepherds tend their flocks, excepting only that they did not use blows or bodily force, as shepherds do, but governed us like pilots from the stern of the vessel, which is an easy way of guiding animals, holding our souls by the rudder of persuasion according to their own pleasure; thus did they guide all mortal creatures.”

The Psi-Earth story is a 21st Century version of this very situation; of a small number of elite groups controlling all the ordinary people of Earth through clever persuasion. In the story, Earth’s history can be re-interpreted. The strategy of the Catholic Church to violently suppress all shamanic and wicca practices for two thousand years was not part of a Christian ideology but simply a plan steered by secret groups within the Catholic Church to eradicate any development of psi-skills among ordinary people. In addition, the development of secular science was also infiltrated by secretive, powerful groups who steered that movement to promulgate a mistaken belief in Materialism. That establishment then pushed a secular message, that ‘paranormal’ abilities were a waste of time, indicative only of stupidity or insanity. In that way, the secret power groups of Psi-Earth used both the religious and scientific establishments to keep the ordinary people ignorant and powerless.

At this point in the Psi-Earth story, we need a hero or two enter the stage. Just as in any thrilling drama, we need a group of people who find out the truth, find out what they can do. In that way, it’s like the TV series ‘Heroes’, except that these people in Psi-Earth realise that everyone can have these abilities, not just some select few.

At the beginning, most of these individuals are naive; they think that everyone will want to know what they’ve found and the good it will do to humanity. They don’t realise that the secret elite don’t want everyone to know because if that happened, the secret elite would lose their advantage over everyone else, their power and control. The secret elite groups may fight each other sometimes but they are united in one goal; to stop all the ordinary people of Psi-Earth discovering what they themselves are capable of.

Our heroes, freshly aware of the truth, are immediately in great danger. As soon as they begin openly talking about what they’ve found, the secret groups spot them and close in. The secret groups can spot them quickly partly because they've set up organisations that pretend to help develop psi-skills as ‘honey traps’. These organisations draw the newbie psi-people in, thereby uncovering anyone with strong abilities so they can target them specifically.

The only thing that prevents our heroes dying at this early stage in the hands of the secret elite's assassins is that the secret elite don’t want to kill our heroes blatantly. If our heroes are clearly assassinated then that would draw attention to them and what they were working on, which is the last things the secret elite groups want. The secret elite therefore do want to kill our heroes but at the same time, they want the deaths to look like suicides, accidents, unlucky illnesses etc.

All these elements should make for a darkly dramatic situation that has an element of black-humour; a modern-day world where some curious people are putting forward ideas that are actually true but are officially said to be rubbish and generally laughed at. Our heroes face ridicule, crises of confidence and disinformation even before the lethal dangers appear. Then, they are embroiled in a life-threatening but paradoxical situation where secret and powerful groups (who don’t officially exist) are trying to kill them while making sure that the murders will be regarded as suicides or some sad twist of fate.

I’ll blog again on this topic soon. In the meantime, it's back to the science-fiction comedy.