6.19 – ALIEN ENCOUNTERS (8.15.14)

INTERVENTIONS [20d]

The English Channel. 1588. King Philip II of Spain has dispatched an enormous armada of ships to invade England. They are reportedly filled with more than 20,000 soldiers and scores of medieval torture devices. According to some historians, Philip, a devout Catholic, wants to bring the brutal Spanish Inquisition to England to punish Queen Elizabeth I and her subjects for leaving the Catholic Church.

“Philip was a Catholic, and England had been turned Protestant by Elizabeth’s father, Henry VII, when he broke with the Catholic Church in order to marry Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn. So, to Philip, the English were sinners and their ways needed to be reformed. So, he sent a great armada, a great fleet of over 130 ships. There had never been anything like it before. England didn’t have a lot of money, and a lot of their vessels were not even official government vessels. They were whatever merchant seamen and sailors could cobble together.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

The Spanish Armada seemed invincible and the British severely over-matched. But when the two forces finally met, superior English tactics and strategy forced the armada to retreat. But the number of Spanish ships was so overwhelming that the English couldn’t score a decisive victory until a freak storm struck.

“The English ships were more maneuverable than the Spanish ships. In order to counter this, the Spanish cut their anchors. They figured, “Well, let’s get rid of some of this dead weight, so to speak.” But when the winds hit, they had no way to find a mooring, and then therefore the winds blew their ships all over the place, including into the coast. They lost roughly half of their fleet due to the weather.”

– Gregory Beirich, Ph.D.
(Lecturer of History, Cal State, Long Beach)

“From the point of view of the English people, this extraordinary storm that destroys the Spanish Armada is a miracle, destroying the might of Spain when mankind cannot do it.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

The English believed this miraculous storm was the work of God, but some Ancient Astronaut Theorists claim there is evidence that suggests it may have actually been the work of otherworldly beings. Their first clue comes from one of Queen Elizabeth’s closest advisors, a mysterious man named John Dee.

“John Dee was the court astrologer, mathematician, philosopher, medical doctor at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. He was an extraordinarily learned man for his time.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

“He dealt with magic and potions and what we might call spells to try to effect change. John Dee was a Hermetic thinker. Hermetic thinkers believed that there was a contemporary of Moses by the name of Hermes Trismegistus who lived in Egypt. And, just as God revealed the Ten Commandments to Moses, God revealed to Hermes the secret knowledge of how nature worked and that with the proper mind-set and proper tools that one could uncover essentially what God was thinking by reading the world.”

– Gregory Beirich, Ph.D.
(Lecturer of History, Cal State, Long Beach)

According to legend, John Dee used this knowledge of the natural and supernatural worlds to predict the storm that would ultimately thwart the Spanish Armada.

“The story goes that John Dee told Queen Elizabeth not to worry because a storm would destroy the Spanish fleet. And then, when it happened, it confirmed his knowledge of the world and what lay beneath it.”

– Gregory Beirich, Ph.D.
(Lecturer of History, Cal State, Long Beach)

But if John Dee really did make such a prophecy, what was the source? Was it something divine? Or is it possible, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists contend, that this mysterious man was using Hermetic wisdom to establish communication with extraterrestrial beings?

“John Dee was very interested in the occult and seemed to spend a lot of time harnessing or finding a way to communicate to life-forms beyond this Earth. We really don’t understand the influence over John Dee as to how he was able to interpret such accurate information. It’s very possible that John Dee was receiving his information from an outside source that was possibly an extraterrestrial.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

But if John Dee’s pursuit of Hermetic wisdom gave him insights into the alien agenda on Earth, what did he find? And why would extraterrestrials want to sink the Spanish Armada?

“It is possible these extraterrestrials had a vested interest in preserving the monarchy of Queen Elizabeth, in seeing that the monarchy was not overthrown, and they repelled any such invading forces in order to make sure that this carefully constructed power structure was kept fully intact.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest extraterrestrials were not acting to favor Protestants over Catholics but may have wanted to preserve the great cultural and scientific developments that would occur in England in the coming centuries.

“What happened in England after Queen Elizabeth’s time was nothing less than miraculous. We had the Scientific Revolution. We had people like Isaac Newton. And we had other great scientists develop what eventually became the Industrial Revolution steam trains, electricity and the modern world.”

– Graham Phillips (Author/Investigative Journalist),
(Author, Merlin & the Discovery of 
Avalon in the New World),
(Alexander the Great: Murder at Babylon),
(The Templars & the Ark of the Covenant),
(Atlantis & the Ten Plagues of Egypt)

The period that followed also gave rise to champions of the scientific method, like Francis Bacon and John Locke, and led to an age of exploration that would give rise to a greater investment in the still fledgling new land of America.

“If the Spanish had succeeded in conquering England, they would have brought the Inquisition with them in a period of darkness and torture. And, likely, the Industrial Revolution never would have happened.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

Might some otherworldly entity really have intervened in the Spanish invasion, sending a storm to destroy their ships and ensure the future of England? And, if so, is this a sign that aliens really do have an interest in our future? Perhaps the answer can be found by examining the vision that inspired one of the world’s newest religions.

Manchester, New York. September 21, 1823. As he settles into bed, a 17-year-old farmhand named Joseph Smith begins to say his prayers. Suddenly, without warning, an overpowering light envelops his room, and a robed figure appears. According to Smith’s account, “Not only was his robe exceedingly white, but his whole person was glorious beyond description.”  Speaking from the center of the light, the angel, whose name is Moroni, sends Smith on a quest for several sacred texts hidden near a local tree.

“Upon locating the tree, Joseph dug and indeed found the texts, but they recorded a language which he could not read. A second visitation from Moroni told Joseph Smith where he could find what we might call a device of some kind that would allow him to read the texts.”

– Gregory Beirich, Ph.D.
(Lecturer of History, Cal State, Long Beach)

“Joseph Smith was given this translating stone, the Urim and Dethumium, with which he was able to not only write down this text, but also to be able to translate it.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“He then translated the texts into English, which become The Book of Mormon. And it depicts, among other things, that after Jesus ascended into heaven, he came to the Americas and ministered to the native peoples here, to convert them to his way of life, and that at some point the texts that become The Book of Mormon are deposited here, so that Joseph Smith could find them.”

– Gregory Beirich, Ph.D.
(Lecturer of History, Cal State, Long Beach)

Seven years later, Smith publishes these texts as part of The Book of Mormon, establishing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a denomination with more than 15 million followers today. Many religions worldwide have been founded with the help of angels. Whether they’re representatives of Christian, Muslim, or Buddhist gods, these apparitions are thought to be a way the gods intervene on Earth with humans.

“Angels, when they appear in religious legends and in myths, generally are messengers between the heavenly realm and the human realm.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

“Throughout the Bible, we have stories of angels and demons appearing to mankind. In fact, Paul says that, “You be careful how you entertain strangers because some of you entertain angels unaware.” The Bible is very clear that angels can take on human form and appear in the likeness of man.”

  – Pastor Brett Peterson (President, Coastland Univ.)

But Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest that sometimes these heavenly visions and apparitions may not actually be angels sent by an omniscient god. And curiously, the so-called angel that led Joseph Smith to the sacred texts that would become The Book of Mormon did not profess to have heavenly origins, but claimed to be from another part of the Universe.

“Now, Moroni did not say that he was an angel. He said that at one time he had lived on Earth, but that now he came from the Pleiades star cluster. And he said there were many others like him.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

“When we look at the background of The Book of Mormon, we see some very interesting parallels to what could be an extraterrestrial tale. This angel, Moroni, that appears to Joseph Smith seems to be more than just chance. It’s very possible that Joseph Smith was interacting with a type of extraterrestrial.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

“These extraterrestrials may be giving these messages to world leaders and to prophets and seers and mystics to let us know that we are the product of an extraterrestrial interbreeding, and an ongoing contact with these other people who were not born on Earth. And we have lost touch with that history only because we refuse to believe the truth that is recorded in our historical books and see what’s right in front of our faces, even now with the encounters that are happening in the modern world.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

But if an extraterrestrial being really did inspire Joseph Smith to found the Mormon church, why? Joseph Smith’s encounter ultimately led the Mormons to migrate west to establish a new holy land in Utah, which has led some to speculate that aliens, once again, were guiding the course of humanity.

“Moroni let Joseph Smith know that he would be the prophet, and he would lead his people to the new Jerusalem.”

– Gregory Beirich, Ph.D.
(Lecturer of History, Cal State, Long Beach)

“Mormonism is another example, potentially, of an extraterrestrial influence steering the course of our humanity, and helping steer the outcome of historical events here on Earth.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Is it possible that Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon religion, was guided by an extraterrestrial being? And if so, was this alien encounter another attempt to guide us into a more enlightened age? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and believe further evidence can be found by examining a dream that helped defeat one of the 20th-century’s most diabolical dictators.

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