Seeing through the Prism of Lyra

Or should one say ‘the prism of lies’?

I do not, however, want to get personal and nasty here, so I’ll not refer to it like that. The two people who wrote it, Lyssa Royal and Keith Priest, seem like good people to me, and would certainly not have intended any deception by it.

It does, on the other hand, relate in a very significant way to the overarching problem that is the so-called Exo-Politics Institute and the ExoPaedia, along with the associated UFO phenomenon and the Disclosure Project and all the rest of it, much of which is based on, or at least influenced by, the narrative related in the Prism of Lyra.

The problem there being that they seem to have taken all this quite literally, and then added a whole range of other actors into this cosmic drama (many of which are non-humanoid). Most of this seems to come from rather dubious sources. That’s to say along the lines of ‘I was abducted by aliens (of this or that description) and amongst other things they told me about a dramatic galactic history.’ The more likely and down-to-earth (literally) explanation is rather ‘I was abducted by the American deep state who, after conducting some genetically-related or bio-weapon-related experiments on me they performed some kind of hypnotic suggestions, implanted false memories and returned me back home with the idea of alien-abduction and dramatic cosmic history floating around my head’. I’ll talk about the alien abduction thing later, but as far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t make any sense if the former is true, but every kind of sense if the latter is the case.

The reason for this can be summed up quite simply – on the one hand the Prism of Lyra provides a metaphysical description of the individual soul’s evolutionary journey originating in fragmentation from the whole/source, experiencing various aspects and densities of life (incarnations – presumably on a number of different planets occupied by humanoid lifeforms), before finally reintegrating with the whole from whence it came. An eye cannot see itself, therefore it has to separate in order to look back and see/comprehend itself/become self-aware. So far so good – I have no real gripes with this account and although my species would use different descriptive language (metaphors) I have no fundamental disagreement with it. Interestingly the Ishnaans’ name for the source (what we might call the ‘centre point’) is ‘the infinite prism’. It’s not clear whether that’s where they got the term ‘prism of lyra’ from, but it’s certainly a curious coincidence.

Giving it a physical location, however – Lyra – is where the problems begin (having said that, the authors do make a point in the introduction of not taking things necessarily literally – clearly a lot of people missed that bit!).

So where the narrative then goes a little astray, from where these problems arise, is in ‘translating’ this evolutionary journey into a real (linear) galactic history based in specific times and places, with the hominid family at the centre, as the main character. It is, in other words, anthropocentric. It is very unfortunate indeed that use has been made of dubious sources purporting to be accurate channelled information (from psychics etc., some of whom claim to be in contact with extraterrestrials of one sort or another). This was then picked up on by the so-called ExoPolitics Institute (you can read all about it in the Exopaedia) and then merged with all the UFO stuff (i.e. the American Deep State, the idea that it’s involved in some cosmic drama involving good guy aliens and bad guy aliens.). Thus what should essentially have remained a simple, New Age-type description of spiritual evolution (having positive benefits for personal use) has become contaminated with a whole load of misinformation and certainly disinformation, much of which will have been deliberately supplied by the dystopians (American Deep State, in this instance) themselves. Thus misdirecting and deceiving good people.

And that, in a nutshell, is the problem.

To put it simply, there are too many logical contradictions primarily related to considerations of technology and social evolution, on the one paw, and on the other paw, the interventionist policy (i.e. interventions in pre-spacefaring societies specifically to prevent imperialism, xenophobic colonialism and war and conflict on an interstellar level – the damage that would cause should be obvious and not requiring much explanation – although I will at a later date).

In the language of the Prism of Lyra, one might say that civilisations are prevented from entering the spacefaring age until they achieve ‘fourth density’ consciousness. Emotional and psychosocial maturity, essentially. It shouldn’t need any explanation to suggest how dangerous it would be to allow immature (young souls/third density consciousness) to develop advanced technology. So put another way, only cultures which have resolved the positive-negative conflict and achieved ‘integration’ (enlightenment) would be allowed to travel the stars (and, indeed, take on the role of interventionists themselves).

On another note, this division into positive and negative seems suspiciously American to me. It also seems somewhat cold war-esque. We could easily substitute negative (service to self) with capitalism and positive (service to others – often at the expense of oneself) as communism, with the two in permanent conflict. The psychosocial problem here is that this simply isn’t true for most people. Most normal people are not fatally unbalanced one way or another – slightly imbalanced, sure, but not totally. They have both positive and negative in roughly equal quantities – they have pride in their own individuality/identity, but also a feeling of security and belonging in their group or cultural identity. In socio-economic terms we would say normal people are ‘liberal socialist’, and would be perfectly happy in a Keynesian economic situation, with a healthy welfare state combined with a sufficiently (but not over-) regulated free market on top.

Having said that, without intervention it is very possible for a totalitarian system, whether capitalist or Marxist, to become dominant in a species. This is, as it happens, precisely what did happen during the Ancient War, before intervention. So I do not discount the possibility that some of this channelled information is actually about that period of history, just translated into an anthropocentric view.

All I’m saying is it doesn’t ring true to me. It’s far too cliched.

Finally, they place a significant degree of emphasis on DNA and genetic engineering (by aliens). Notwithstanding the fact that in 1990 (when it was published) knowledge about genetics was still in its infancy, there was enough knowledge at the time for scientists to realise that the idea of there being genes for various kinds of intelligence and behaviour is naïve and materialistic (not to mention, from a certain point of view, eugenicist in the negative sense – and thus should be treated with no little scepticism). More enlightened people nowadays think more in terms of ‘epigenetics’ – that’s to say the influence of the environment on genes (mRNA triggers etc.). Even that godfather of the mechanistic view of genetics, Prof. Richard Dawkins, introduced the idea of ‘memes’ being like cultural genes which, as ideas or philosophies, over the course of umpteen generations create embedded, hereditary behavioural norms. It is not, then, so much with genetic engineering that ETIs would intervene in other lifeforms, but rather at the cultural meme level (memetic engineering, perhaps is the correct term). Thus we would introduce philosophical or moral ideas into human culture, stories of good and evil, and allow them to take root and provide humanity with an immunity to evil. Eat the apple, in other words.

When we intervene, we work with evolution, we do not force it.

So this is another reason to reject these aspects of the Prism of Lyra – it’s too naively materialistic. i.e., it contains technological contradictions. Same as early UFO reports describing craft that look to modern eyes like pieces of junk. People in the 1950s and 1960s, clearly, had no conception whatsoever of what futuristic technology would really look like – all beautiful and aesthetic and streamlined and so on. Just think of the difference between, say, the original Starship Enterprise from the 1960s and the modern reboots. Or Queen Amidala’s ships in the Star Wars prequels. Not to mention Jango Fett’s Slave One, which is damn cool, imho.

I should recap, shouldn’t I? Ok.

For those unfamiliar with this Prism of Lyra, then, I’ll explain. It is a short pamphlet purporting to be (mainly) channelled information relating to our local galactic sector and the hominid species therein, as well as their histories, including humans on this planet (Danuih – not ‘Earth’ – the fact that it uses the name ‘Earth’ is the first indication of inaccuracy).

This little booklet tells a nice little dramatic story. It’s full of good versus evil (or order versus chaos, positive versus negative, service to others versus service to self etc.). It also seems to place humans in some vitally important position in this saga, being some kind of admixture of all these other hominid strains with some destiny to resolve this good vs. evil storyline (‘the prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the force’, anyone?).

I’m not going to go through this storyline in detail, by the way. For the purposes of this little commentary it’s not relevant. For those interested, it is possible to download a copy from the Internet.

The basic story, however, goes something like this. The hominid strain originated in Lyra. Then there were some negative-oriented people on Vega, then Zeta Reticuli (which deserves a full, separate treatment of its own), then both positive and negatives at Sirius with the drive to resolve this conflict and move towards ‘integration’. From there it spreads to the Orion sector, which is described as the main battleground for all this cosmic drama, then there’s the Pleiades (a Lyran offshoot), described as this planet’s ‘main genetic connection from extraterrestrial sources’, and then finally this planet, where the drama continues. Alongside this there’s a so-called ‘Apex planet’ in the Lyran system being ‘the first attempt at an integrated society’ (which eventually becomes Zeta Reticuli), and Arcturus, which seems to be some ‘archetype or future-self ideal of Earth’. If we see this latter as a metaphysical, metaphorical ideal rather than anything literal then that’s fair enough, and no more need be said about that.

So, in other words, there is a connection between all of these places which, it seems, really is to be taken literally.

Whilst I can fully accept the idea of ‘seeding’ dozens of compatible planets by an original hominid-type species, followed by continuous social interventions, I believe it is something of a mistake to elevate this to some kind of cosmic drama. Far better to see the whole thing in much simpler terms – namely, just as I say, seeding, colonisation of compatible worlds, and the minimal-required degree of intervention wherever and whenever necessary. But nothing more than that.

So my critique has a number of different strands to it, the first being a simple psychological one. The fact that it places humanity in some central dramatic role certainly fulfils some kind of anthropocentric wish fulfilment. In a way, it replaces monotheism in a distinctly New Age way. It does, indeed, have a lot in common with the New Age movement.

A far more sinister element to it, however, relates completely to the Starseed issue. As far as I can see, this kind of thing functions as a perfect honeypot, to use that espionage term. It should be borne in mind here that starseeds have a definite and distinct psychology to them, which can be exploited. By incarnating into what is essentially an alien body in an alien world (and a post-truth dystopian world at that), then being subjected to an ‘education’ system which almost seems specifically designed to prevent self-realisation, these people are effectively completely lost and alone. They will, likewise, be driven by an inner force to rediscover their home, their origin, their identity, and their purpose for being here.

And all of these things take time to remember. They require memory triggers and, in many cases, honest and compassionate guidance.

Thus it is easily open to manipulation. And so enter the Exo-Politics Institute, the Prism of Lyra, and the ExoPaedia. They all purport to provide the answers for which our starseed friends are so desperately searching. It would, then, be very easy for them to be misled and misdirected. It controls them, in other words.

This, naturally, causes them great harm, great distress, and prevents them from remembering the truth and fulfilling whatever purpose they do actually have.

From the so-called American Deep State’s point of view, it’s an exceptionally clever strategy.

One of the reasons why it never worked on me is because, quite simply, I never knew anything whatsoever about it until after I remembered who I am and why I am here. This has enabled me to see through the whole thing. To analyse it correctly, and therefore to be in a position to warn the starseeds about it, and to help and guide them properly.

To understand this a little more, we need to recap a little recent social history with regards to starseeds – I rather prefer calling them simply ‘Visitors’ – and the dystopians’ reaction to them.

In this instance remember there isn’t much difference between the dystopians (as I like to call them) and the American Deep State (which could simply be seen as one ‘branch’ of the whole so-called conspiracy).

Remember, too, the dystopians are subject to psychology just like everyone else. At some point they will have become very much aware of the existence/reality of advanced extraterrestrial intelligences and put simply, the fact that they are by no means the biggest nix in the sea. It doesn’t, as it happens, matter whether people believe or disbelieve in phenomena like ‘ancient aliens’ or a heavily populated local galactic sector (the ‘zoo hypothesis’) – the important thing is that the dystopians do, and they act on it.

Their first reaction would’ve been total panic and fear. This would explain their violent reaction in the late 1960s and early 1970s. One only needs to think of the abnormally high mortality rate at centres of the counter-culture movement like Laurel Canyon to understand this.

At some point, however, they must’ve re-evaluated their actions and realised that murdering Visitors was really not a wise thing to do. From that point on, their strategy turned to one of intelligence gathering. And so throughout the latter 1970s and 1980s they set about researching as much as they could about the Visitor phenomenon – that’s to say, people claiming they were aliens. They will also – one hopes – have put an end to any policy they had of ‘disappearing’ such people and ‘interrogating’ them – for example with regards to the state of affairs in our local galactic sector, what other species think of them, and of course the secrets of advanced technology (this latter, by the way, is one reason why I keep mentioning the fact that I am an exo-psychologist, not an engineer, so aside from basic theory – which a fair few humans already have a slight understanding of – I really have no idea whatsoever how to build an electrogravitics engine or a time-ship – honestly!).

I would imagine that these dystopians will have been satisfied with the amount of information they’d managed to get hold of by the end of the 1980s. It’s interesting, as it happens, that the Prism of Lyra was first published in 1990.

Now I’m not saying that Lyssa Royal and Keith Priest (the authors) were deliberately making the whole thing up for some nefarious purpose. However, a brief glimpse at their acknowledgements section does raise a few alarms. The two people in question are the alleged psychics Darryl Anka and Robert Shapiro. The former apparently provided their inspiration in 1985, and is known in these sorts of circles for channelling some entity called ‘Bashar’. The latter, Robert Shapiro, provided ‘some unique and elusive information regarding the Zeta Reticulans and the negative Siriuns’.

From what I can gather, both of these characters are viewed with no little degree of scepticism. Are they actually government/dystopian-sponsored charlatans with the objective of deceiving and misleading innocent, well-meaning and good-natured truth-seekers like Lyssa and Keith (and by extension the rest of the New Age movement)? The timing – the mid 1980s – would certainly fit the American Deep State’s timeline.

Well now, as soon as someone starts talking about ‘negative Siriuns’ then my so-called shit detector starts buzzing. Sirius, my home system, the double binary, would quite frankly never allow ‘negatives’ to set up shop there (notwithstanding the not unrealistic possibility that they were there for some kind of ‘instruction’ or ‘rehabilitation’ – but I’m sceptical).

With regards to the Zetas, this part of the story is full of holes and contradictions both psychological and technological. In fact, this lack of understanding of advanced technology runs all the way through the entire worldview (or galactic sector view, rather) of both the Prism of Lyra and, by extension, the Exo-Politics/UFO take on the whole thing. This, if anything, disproves it.

Take the so-called ‘alien abduction’ phenomenon, for example. We are told that a primary reason for these abductions is to perform genetic or biomedical experiments on people (often by the Zetas). Now, unless there is a real discrepancy between the level of spacefaring technology, the level of quantum artificial intelligence technology and the level of genetic or bio-engineering technology then none of this makes any sense whatsoever. With sufficiently advanced technology, especially quantum AI, there is no need at all to perform invasive studies. You can just run it through a simulator. Likewise, you don’t need to abduct people to get hold of their DNA and sequence it. Automated (or QAI-controlled) nanobots can do that for you no problem.

A similar insight arises when considering the idea that some UFOs are ‘scouts’ or ‘reconnaissance’ ships. If you have nanosurveillance, you really don’t need to visit in spaceships. You certainly wouldn’t want to visit anyway considering how hostile (and/by virtue of being scared) the Americans are. And that’s not even recalling the quarantine warning on this planet in force right now.

The only possible extraterrestrial explanation for alien abductions would be to solve the so-called pathogen problem in advance of humans visiting other systems in the future and mixing with ETs. Normally QAI-controlled nanobots (or nanocytes) would be used in conjunction with the body’s natural immune system to achieve this end, and I’m perfectly willing to accept that a few real-world tests would be believable, once QAI-TI’s SSR (simulation sub-routine) has analysed the scenarios.

A far more likely explanation for the abduction phenomenon is much more down to earth. Namely the dystopians themselves carrying out nasty experiments on innocent people – they have a history of doing this (e.g. syphilis experiments using black people well after the discovery of antibiotics), so this wouldn’t be surprising. Evil, sure, but not surprising. The ‘alien’ abduction narrative, therefore, is just another one of their smokescreens/cover stories (cf. also Project Bluebook).

Where the narrative of the Prism of Lyra does ring true, however, is in the idea of what you might call spiritual evolution (in this instance, of the hominid genotype) – that’s to say from young to medium to older souls etc. Where it, like many related narratives, goes wrong, in my view, is when it ‘translates’ this into genuine social or physical/technological (spacefaring) history, which tends to degenerate into a kind of dramatic space opera with humans as the heroes (and/or villains). In other words it’s not so much the case that different strains of the hominid family were ‘seeded’ by previous civilisations and thus they all share similar genetics and form a kind of direct ancestral line, so much as a ‘reincarnational’ history. The channellers in question may be tapping into a galactic history which is not as ‘linear’ as they imagine. It’s understandable, completely, why they would tend towards a linear presentation, of course, because it makes it easier to comprehend and make sense of. In some moments the narrative has a profound, deep sense of sadness or nostalgia to it, a melancholy regret for something irrevocably lost. Almost like a kind of yearning for some lost Atlantean utopia (which did exist, by the way).

Similarly, these tales of galactic conflict are perhaps memories of learning about The Ancient War in the galactic archive (I think George Lucas may have been doing that himself). The Ancient War happened billions of years ago, not recently. And when I say it’s translated into a comprehensible ‘linear’ narrative, I think what I’m really talking about here are memories of incarnations during that Ancient War. Reincarnation, after all, does not correlate with physical linear time.

Likewise it strays often into interpretations clearly influenced by contemporary human culture. The renowned psychic Edgar Cayce is a good example of this – mixing very ancient visions of places like Atlantis with contemporary Christian imagery (and associated moralising). Similarly there are somewhat cliched ideas of ‘ascended masters’ and the ‘Ashtar Command’ that find their way into these narratives (as in the Exo-Politics/ExoPaedia). I’ve never heard of these things, and it doesn’t make sense to me. I myself talk about the Institute for Exo-Affairs, but that’s more like a university and bears no resemblance to some kind of legislative council. Perhaps these ideas about ‘Ashtar Command’ have simply come straight out of Star Trek.

The universe, however, doesn’t really work that way. Why? Because of the interventionist policy (the real Prime Directive). It simply makes more sense to ‘intervene’ at early (pre-spacefaring) stages of a civilisation’s development with the express aim of ensuring that by the time it does develop spacefaring technology it has resolved any ethical/philosophical/social issues and is sufficiently emotionally and psychologically mature to be completely peaceful and pose no threat whatsoever, being grown up enough to use advanced technology responsibly.

This, obviously, is one of the reasons why intervention regarding the dystopians here on this planet has become necessary and inevitable. I’ll be writing about this separately, but suffice to say it’s gotten to the stage where it’s clear that humanity is not going to rise up and simply ostracise these dystopians – those dystopians have recently proven beyond reasonable doubt that they have sufficient power and control to develop their long-held dream of a totalitarian global state (the so-called New World Order). If left unchecked then there would be nothing to prevent them from developing ever more advanced technology and eventually interstellar travel and thus posing a very serious threat to the peaceful, multicultural society that exists in our sector (and has existed for a very long time).

This interventionist policy, then, in its universal application, is why the dramatic space opera view of our galactic sector is simply not credible.

As a narrative, however, it well serves the purpose of misdirecting and deceiving both starseeds and various New Age types, as well as the mistrustful, quasi-subversive counter-culture types who – quite rightly – understand that the dystopians, or American Deep State, are simply not trustworthy. These narratives thus benefit the dystopians because they attract all these types into convenient honeypots. Where they can be easily monitored and controlled.

Likewise, with regards to the starseeds, it provides them with a dramatic role to play in this unfolding good versus evil narrative, when the personal truth for them may simply be that they are using this time on this planet to learn and reinforce wisdom and goodness as a reaction to living in a post-truth dystopia. It’s not, after all, easy to navigate in such a world. It’s a test, for sure.

They may also come to realise that they may simply be here as observers. Recording events and experiences on behalf of their group soul.

But if they are here to help with the intervention, then what they really need is guidance.

Well, guidance, and a supreme amount of love and comradeship.

And I hope that’s where I can come in.

Published by eviekb

Writer, translator, exopsychologist...

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