Sunday, October 27, 2019

Salvador Freixedo: The Cosmic Stairways

Salvador Freixedo: The Cosmic Stairways

[This is the third chapter of Freixedo’s landmark Defendámonos de los Dioses (Beware of the Gods). In my humble opinion (albeit biased one, as the translator of the project), it encapsulates everything he endeavored to say about the superhuman, parahuman, metahuman entities that pose as Star Trek-type explorers from other worlds]

Man and the cosmos

The Cosmos is vastly more complex than what it appears to be at first sight, and while this may seen like a paradox, a great number of so-called scientists are the last ones to be aware of this fact, as their minds are overly technified and they believe only that which can be proven by their instruments and calculations is "real" or possible. This, however, is not so. We barely know an infintesimal part of the Cosmos, due to the limitations of the device we employ in the process--our brains--which, in spite of its capabilities in relation to its size, is nonetheless too limited when compared to the vastness and complexity of the Cosmos.

Childishly aided and deceived by religions--by the gods--humans believe themselves to be the center of the Universe. This is what religions have caused us to believe and what we have been repeating for centuries: "All creatures were made for Man", we read in the Bible, but this is merely another untruth to keep our minds at ease.

Man is only one of an infinite number of intelligent, semi-intelligent and non-intelligent beings that populate the endless Universe. Our childishness, when we face and judge the other realities of the Cosmos, is obvious and even hurtful. We are bona fide children as soon as we begin to assess things that we cannot perceive clearly and directly through our senses. We speak of our reality as if it were the only extant reality. We divide creatures into intelligent and non-intelligent solely by the coordinates of our minds and the mechanisms within out brains that capture what we call "reality", and we even go as far as saying that something does not exist or cannot exist because it is "repugnant" to our cerebral engrams. We are perfect little small-town children, earnestly claiming that "our town's fountain is the biggest in the world", just because it shoots out a lot of water.

We could fill many pages simply dealing with the concept of "intelligence", analyzing our own puerility and frivolity whenever we make use of it. We state that animals are not intelligent when, due to cerebral processes, many of them are able to do things that humans are unable to do. Not only that, but there are many groups of animals which--again, due to cerebral functions--manage to get together, organize their work and live in a much more harmonious and "civilized" fashion than human beings.

It isn't that humans believe that we have already improved upon this gregarious lifestyle; the truth is that humans would like to achieve the order and harmony of a termite colony, but we are unable to achieve it and the best we can do is to organize ourselves "democratically" through what are known as political parties, wherein complex-ridden freeloaders make it big by toying with the welfare of millions of their fellow citizens and giving us as finished product wobbly societies of crazed, robotic ants (to say nothing of the totalitarian regimes produced by the primitive mind of some military man or communist paranoia).

When we begin to assess the Cosmos, we must do so much more wisely than when we judge things which surround us and of which we have more or less precise and immediate data than we have about the enormous realities of the Universe. As soon as we cease to see, hear and touch, humans enter the shadow world discussed in Plato's dialogues. Nor can we even be sure of the information that our senses are giving us , nor of the way in which the data is processed by our brains. On many occasions, our abstract intelligence must correct our sensations, although we continue to act as if the latter were valid. When we run our fingertips over, say, a glass of a marble table, our senses tell us that it is a perfectly smooth surface. However, our intelligence knows perfectly well that the surface is in no way smooth, but rather like a sponge, when analyzed under a microscope. Hollow spaces outnumber those that are filled, and if we employ an electron microscope, the entire landscape changes and all turns into holes through which what we call "solid matter" disappears into inter-atomic voids or spaces.

The Universe's truths, and the laws which rule it, elude our brain's comprehension, even if we keep some of these particularities in mind and know how to use them in our lives on a daily basis, we do not know their essence entirely. For example, we have light and gravity, two omnipresent realities in our lives, which are nonetheless two mysteries that science has barely started to unravel.

If the assertion that "all creatures have been made for Man" is false, it is even more untrue that we are the center of the Universe. Mathematics, with their basic probability calculations, go against this statement, and if were somehow true anyway, God's wisdom would come into question, since our planet and its inhabitants hardly constitute a model of perfection.

The Universe is like an infinite stairway which rises from less perfect beings to more perfect ones, and humans dwelling on this planet is no more than one of the many steps on the stairway. The thousands of existing plant and animal species are nothing if not other steps on the same stairway, an immense stairway whose base is formed by what we derisively call matter and whose top is formed by what we call the "realm of the spririt", though we do not understand it well. Above this realm of the spirit, not belonging to anything nor contained within anything else, or understood by anything or anybody, might be that which humans naively refer to as "God".

Having dealt with it already in my book Por qué agoniza el cristianismo, I put aside that serious mistake that humanity commits when faced with the problem of God: not only does it humanize and even kills God, it brazenly attempts to define, explain and dissect him. The christian God is just another object, albeit an intelligent, great and powerful one, but another object nonetheless. The basic sin of Christian theology is having "thingified" God.

God is not, nor can be, any of these things. God is different from anything that the human mind can conceive or imagine. God is to the human mind what the theory of relativity is to a mosquito. If it were not so and the essence of God were readily comprehensible to the human mind, God would not be worth much.

Different steps and stairways

Let us stop talking about the "Incomprehensible" and the only one who really "IS", and concentrate instead on some of the steps of the infinite stairway that constitutes the Universe.

Like we pointed out earlier, Man is just one of the infinite steps on that stairway and is by no means the highest or the center of the Universe, no matter how much we would like to believe that "the Son of God has become flesh on our world and has become as one of us." But to even describe it as a stairway is to convey an incorrect idea: it is not a single stairway but many, in fact. Man is a step on one stairway and the gods are a higher step on another one. No matter how much humans evolve (or re-incarnate on this or other worlds, according to the beliefs of many) they shall never become the same type of gods that we are dealing with here. They will become super-evolved and spiritual beings, possibly superior to the gods in knowledge and qualities, but not precisely like the beings that have interfered with mankind in the present and throughout history.

To make this comparison more readily comprehensible, a corporal of the State Police will never become an Air Force general, no matter how high he rises through the ranks; each branch is separate, even though they have ranks and both belong to the state's armed forces.

Of course, speaking thus we are unable to furnish the sort of proof that scientists like or even fall back upon unquestionable texts (although the "sacred texts" wielded against us will have no effect). We state this through sheer deductive reasoning, in the face of facts that cannot be denied, even though they remain unknown to the vast bulk of humanity due to bias and the tenacity with which they have been concealed by religion and by science. This is our line of thought in view of the fact that many of the great minds of antiquity and the present thought the same, though their voices were largely silenced or ridiculed by the powers that be.

As far as the other steps that form the ladder upon which Man is placed are concerned, if we think a little about nature and its different kingdoms (animal, vegetable, mineral, organic, inorganic, etc.) we can see that there is no sudden gradation among them, meaning that we discover many creatures who appear to belong to two kingdoms at the same time or to be a sort of bridge among them. This is the case, for example, with aminoacids, certain fungi, corals, proteins, etc.

And it will suffice for us to examine the physical composition of the human body, which is simply a summary of all that makes up nature, from the basic elements studied by physics and chemistry to the psychological depths that are researched by psychology or the mystical heights that religions have told us about.

Although some readers might find this strange, there are many schools of thought, some of them older than Christianity, that propose that the souls of animals, after thousands of evolutions, finally become the souls of rational beings. On a lower level, we can see how minerals are absorbed by vegetables and how these are in turn consumed by animals, all of them forming an uninterrupted stairway of atomic, molecular, cellular, psychic and spiritual life along with Mankind.

We cannot say for sure what the next step for man will be after his life on this planet. Advocates of reincarnation assure that we will reappear on Earth in future times and in different circumstances. Those who reject such doctrines tell us that our soul, once freed of the body, passes on to another state in which it shall enjoy or suffer the consequences of its acts in this life. Whichever one is right, almost all of humanity is certain that upon the hour of death, all that is interrupted is protoplasmic life; the essence of our being--our intelligent spirit--passes on to another level of existence or another dimension in which we shall continue to exist in a more or less conscious fashion.

Extrahuman beings

Let us return to what concerns us in this chapter, which is the description of the qualities we have given to these beings we refer to as "the gods". If we barely know anything about the other steps that form the cosmic ladder to which we belong, we can know even less about the steps which form the ladder to which the gods belong to.

However, we can guess at some things if we keep an open mind and do not allow ourselves to swayed by the doctrinaire teachings of religion or science. Here we shall go into, albeit briefly, into a field which is utterly unreal for some but which will be tremendously interesting to those minds who are both aware and willing to analyze the facts. It will be a key to understanding many of the Universe's unknown facets.

We are referring to the existence of other non-human beings, lesser in rank and power than the gods we have been making reference to. We are referring to the existence of "elementals", imps, gnomes, elves, "spirits”and all manner of legendary entities that cause scientists to smile and clergymen to feel uncomfortable. The former because these entities do not wish to undergo their laboratory tests and act in a completely independent manner from the laws nature has decreed for them (!), and the latter because they shatter their entire dogmatic setup, leaving some of their fundamental beliefs looking somewhat threadbare (the classic fairies are not included here, since on many occasions they have been the guise in which the gods have chosen to appear. The thousands of "Marian Apparitions"--without exception-- have been nothing more than the apparitions of fairies but within a Christian context).

The truth of the matter is, whether we like it or not, humanity has always believed--and continues to believe--in the existence of certain mysterious human beings with a certain degree of intelligence and with widely divergent appearances and motives. Circumstantial evidence of the existence (albeit temporary) of these mysterious entities is the undeniable fact that in all races, cultures, ages and at the heart of all religions on all continents, humans have always coined a varied number of names to call the diverse number of entities they would encounter with amazed eyes in the heart of forests, around the bends of trails, on top of a shrub, next to a fountain, in the middle of the sea or invading the privacy of their homes.

Many of the languages of primitive tribes are almost devoid of names and abstract verbs, but without exception, they are rich in terms with which to designate these entities, whom they are likelier to encounter due to their primitive lifestyle and the remoteness of their habitat. It is thoroughly strange that all cultures should have so many ways of identifying something that does not exist.
These other-dimensional or otherworldly entities belong to cosmic stairways different from humanity's. In other words, their evolution and ascension toward higher levels of intelligence occurs along different paths, although these are in a way similar to those of men. This may possibly be the reason why on some occasions there seems to be a tangent between our lives and their own, and of our their world with ours. The stories and visions of Madame Blavatsky could well be an example of this, along with many others.

We could fil many pages concerning the existence of these mysterious beings, but this would lead us too far along. Our wish is only to leave the reader with an idea that this subject runs much deeper than most people think, and it is, of course, much more real than science believes.

(I have in my possession recordings which I made personally in the southeastern reaches of Mexico--where these sorts of entities are widely abundant and are often called "chaneques" or "aluches"--in which shy country girls tell me how every night they could see beings no taller than a handbreadth having a good time in the watering trough located in their backyard. Their chief amusement was to play and make noise with household dishes, which had been placed there for the girls to wash. The creatures appeared and disappeared through the hole that drained the trough's waters. The reader should know that my life was in jeopardy at times due to this and other investigations and journeys undertaken in this very same region with the aim of observing these elusive characters).

Are their moral values superior to ours?

Let's get back to our gods. When we stated earlier that they were beings located on higher or more elevated steps of their own evolutionary process, we did not imply that they were absolutely superior to us in every which way.

They are undoubtedly superior in some manifestations of intelligence and in strength or power, but the values of living beings are many and widely divergent, aside from the fact that they probably vary from one cosmic stairway to another, with some values being totally unknown while others apply only within a given stairway, and yet others totally incomprehensible within others.

To facilitate our understanding of this, we can take notice of something that is always before us. Many of our moral values, which we tend to attribute absolute universality, do not have it, and in fact, we take care not to apply them in our relations with animals. These values or moral standards are only valid on a human level and we have no problem with ignoring them when dealing with creatures or beings that are not on our own level. When a calf is born we castrate it, then strap it to a plow for the rest of its life and then, by way of a reward, we kill it and eat it. All these acts would be abominable if practiced upon a human being, but we see them as entirely reasonable because we are dealing with a beast.

The fact that "we are dealing with an animal" salves any remorse that we might have, even though we are dealing with a creature whose life is so similar to our own, even down to the "feelings" that a cow exhibits toward its newborn calf.

(However, we must note that not all religions are as disregarding toward life as Christianity is. Some of them--like Jainism in India--hold respect toward all living things as a basic belief.)

If we clearly do not apply some of our moral and legal principals to those beings who are not of our own human order, we should not then be surprised that other non-human beings, who also seem to be stronger and more advanced than us, should not apply certain principles that are probably common to their own kind in their dealings with our kind.

We cannot argue that between us and animals there exists a crucial difference that does not exist among these "superior" beings and ourselves. In other words, animals do not belong to the realm of intelligent beings while we do. We stated earlier that animals, while not endowed with an intelligence akin to our own, are nonetheless in possession of some sort of intelligence with which they do things that we cannot, even if we try. It could well be that in certain cases the difference between our intelligence and that of the gods is greater than between ours and that of animals.

On the other hand, we witness the ferocity and valor with which a female animal defends its young resemble that which a woman can exhibit on given occasions, demostrating that their feelings toward their offspring are quite similar to our own. In spite of this, we have no qualms about separating the young from its mother, or even killing her if it suits our purpose.

All of this has been brought about a propos of our earlier statement that the gods were "superior" to us. Of course, those who know the way in which the gods act would be amazed by such an affirmation of their superiority, since as we will see next, the gods have in some occasions--perhaps every occasion--not treated us well at all, or even been tremendously unjust.

The word "superior", therefore, should not be taken in an absolute manner but in a relative one. The gods are superior in knowledge, physical and psychological prowess, etc., but not precisely in kindness, or other moral values in usage among humans. They undoubtedly have their own canons and criteria for good and evil, beauty and ugliness, etcetera, but are not precisely equal to those that exist among us.

Furthermore, there surely are those among them who adhere to such principles and those who do not abide by them and flaunt them, showing us that they are not quite so "superior" as we might believe at first sight, and that, like us, they are creatures in a process of evolution and far from having achieved absolute perfection.

Summary of their qualities

Before going into the subject of what these laws of evolution that rule both gods and humans are all about, and which we both must comply with or defy, we can sum up the qualities and imperfections of these elusive creatures who give the impression of being engaged in a game of hide-and-seek with humanity:

* They are intelligent, to judge by many of their actions. In other words, they are aware of the world that surrounds them and react according to circumstances. However, on many occasions they do not react as we would, which tells us that their intelligence is in some way or the other different from our own. (We are aware that the mere word "intelligence" contains a universe of aspects, variables and possible explanations that make calibrating the point up to which the intelligence of the gods resembles our own, and up to what point are they intelligent, very difficult).

* If we are to judge by our own behavior patterns, the intelligence of these creatures appears to be far in excess of our own. Without going very far, the devices in which they are sometimes seen carry out maneuvers and have propulsion systems that go well beyond the capability of our most advanced technology.

* They are much better than we at using the laws of nature--not only those that we know, but also others that we have no knowledge of, which is why their actions sometimes appear to be miracles and in antiquity were logically attributed to "the gods".

* Among the physical laws that they know are those which allow them to become visible or invisible to our eyes and even more generally speaking, to become invisible to our senses or even the devices with which we enhance our senses.

* They are tremendously psychic and have a ease for interfering in the physiological and electrical processes of our brain, thus being able to distort our ideas and feelings at their will.

* They are not imprisoned in matter as we are or more correctly, a matter such as our own. The psychic and spiritual field (not to be confused with the "morally good") has a greater place in their being than matter.

* Concerning their origin, it is pure human childishness to say that they're from "over here" or from "over there". They are from nowhere and everywhere at once. The first thing we have to do if to make a great distinction among their own ranks, since there are may more differences among themselves than there are among humans. Some seem to carry out their activities in our planer on a permanent basis and appear to never leave it, considering it to be their "home" as well and themselves to be its chief inhabitants, much like we do (with the great difference that they are aware of our existence whereas we know nothing about theirs). Others appear to have great ease for moving through outer space and it would not be unusual for them to conduct their activities on other planets or places in the Cosmos. It is hard to be certain of any of this, although we are beginning to learn that
the information they give mortals now and then isn't trustworthy. Later on we shall see why they lie or why we misunderstand what they say.

* As I noted in the previous paragraph, ther are major differences among them in all respects: their possible origin, their powers or abilities, their "goodness" or "malice" toward us, etc., etc. I believe that we can safely conclude that there are great animosities among them as well as like-minded groups (*).

But this "kindness" or "malice" that some of them often display toward humans is probably entirely relative, varying according to the circumstances. (A human being can be good toward some people and hostile toward others, and can be good toward one person in the morning and nasty toward the same person in the evening).

(*) Something that might corroborate what we are saying here is the event which occurred on the outskirts of Bogota and which was witnessed by a family heading back to the city. According to the person who told me the details, two UFOs were engaged in a fierce battle against a third one for about five minutes. the two attackers pursued the other at a dizzying speed, making incredible twists and turns in mid-air much in the same way that flies pursue one another, executing maneuvers which are completely impossible for our most modern vehicles.

Also, it could be clearly seen that glowing bullets of some sort were being fired at the other UFO, much like the bullets seen in the electronic games that are so popular these days. (However, it's possible that the entire event was no more than a staged event to make us think they were fighting).

* Between their "world" and ours, or between their dimension and our own, or their level of existence and ours, there are certain differences and physical barriers that they are somehow able to cross, but which do not allow them to carry out their activities with ease or in the natural way a human would, which is the reason that their behavior is often weird and incomprehensible to us.
* One of these barriers is time, to which they have trouble adjusting to or even understanding. On occasions when they have had to strictly conform to our timetables, their punctuality or behavior have been completely erratic.

* They are not immortal (although the Greeks and Romans liked to think so) in the sense that we usually give to that word. Judging by our time patterns, it seems that they remain in their level of existence much longer than we do in ours on Earth. But it seems that when the time comes, they "die" or abandon the state of "godhood" no matter how long they have remained in it.
This could be a result of a cosmic law which we shall discuss later on.

* Some of them tend to choose individual humans to protect them and aid them in very different ways, or else to harass them without stopping until they have annihilated them. In the same way, groups of them--led by a chief--tend to choose groups of humans (tribes, races, nations) and protect them in many ways, although this protection is highly suspect, because rather than protection, it is a manipulation of the human. Sometimes a better use brings about real protection or aid, while at other times only by harming or destroying the individual or tribe can the gods get what they need from it, and they have no qualms about doing it. They function in the same way we deal with animals: whether we help them or destroy them, it's always to use them in one way or another. (Dog owners have a dog not out of love for the dog but out of love for themselves, because either they or someone in their household likes having a dog).

These are the qualities that we can see in the gods. No doubt their personality and intimate psychological processes elude us altogether, in the same way that the depths of the human soul are unfathomable to an animal's rudimentary intelligence, even though they are able to understand our wishes or even guess them.

The Cosmic Laws

Let us examine some of the general rules of the Cosmos to which both gods and humans--and the creatures inferior to us, of course--are subjected to.

* There is perpetual motion and change. Nothing in the cosmos is stationary. Within the seemingly inert stone there is movement: the dizzying movement of trillions of atoms in astonishing order. Just like the electron moves tirelessly around its nucleus at the core of a stone, and the galaxies drift in the abyss of space like manes of hair, the ideas and the "feelings" of the realm of the spirit also change incessantly with a motion that has no need of space or time. Everything renews itself constantly in the Cosmos.

* This movement, taken as a whole, has a rising tendency, although not exactly in a geographic or geometric sense. It is a tendency toward what we childishly call the spiritual from what we childishly refer to as the material; from the less intelligent to the most intelligent, from the small, imperfect and weak to the great, perfect and strong. When the being has reached the stage of awareness or intelligence in its evolution, it seems that this ascension mus be voluntary, and not to ascend supposes some sort of setback or perhaps some sort of sanction.

* This movement is not always uniform or constantly rising, rather, it seems to tke place in steps--at least on most occasions--or stages or thrusts. Seen from another perspective, it could be seen as a spiral or wavelike motion, in which periods of maximum advamce are followed by periods of calm or even apparent regression. This could be the explanation for the death of everything that lives. Seen by the individual from within the vital stage he is living, death seems to be a bad thing. Seen from the outside, death is no more than the end of a stage in the existence of that individual, and the step into a higher level (if the individual has conformed to the law stated earlier concerning evolution or ascension). Taken as a whole, death is only a symptom of the constant pulse of life in the entire Universe.

* Finally, we can end by saying that there are well defined frontiers between the different stairways and steps. Generally speaking, there seems to be a prohibition about transgressing those borders, particularly among beings belonging to different stairways. Among the creatures belonging to different steps or levels (but within the same stairway) the ban appears to be limited to certain acts of destruction or irrational abuse.

This prohibition about crossing borders could be the reason behind the distaste with which all religions and schools of thought that are not considered religions (like theosophy and spiritism) view suicide, since this is an unnatural and violent exit from the stage of existence to which one has been assigned at that moment by the intelligence that rules the Universe.

So that the reader can see that these ideas are neither as strange nor as alien to other investigators of the "Beyond", I shall include here the testimony of an author--John Baines--whom I will quote again later, since after having written my book, I have discovered that his, entitled The Witches Speak, Part II (Kier), has ideas entirely parallel to my own, although he has reached the same conclusions parting from entirely different premises.

"...Certain beings are on an evolutionary scale much higher than
human beings, true gods of space who take advantage of human effort,
but at the same time carry out certain cosmic duties, in other words,
they have an important place in the universal economy. We have
mentioned them earlier as the Archons of destiny. We could also
refer to them as the Gods of the Zodiac since it is they who guide
and regulate human existence on this planet...

"The Archons of destiny are fearsome beings, not because they are evil, but because of their cold and relentless manipulation of the

"These hidden judges provoke, for instance, without any pity
in their hearts, a world war in which millions of people die. To them
these dead have no more value than the thousands of animals that the
sapiens sacrifices on a daily basis to feed himself."

Later on we shall meet these disquieting Archons, masters of the mysterious world described by John Baines, and we shall see that they do not differ at all from our gods.

[(C) 2019 The Estate of Salvador Freixedo. Translation by Scott Corrales]