8.6 – THE OTHER EARTH (9.28.15)

A LOST PARADISE [7e]

In October of 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope the most powerful telescope ever built will take its place in the cosmos, nearly one million miles from Earth. It is just the latest tool in our endless pursuit of locating another habitable planet. Since Galileo Galilei first aimed a telescope skyward in 1609, billions of dollars and countless resources have been spent on humanity’s search for an Other Earth.

“It is more than a search for intelligent life in the Universe. The quest to explore the Universe is nothing less than our longing for transcendence. It is a search for meaning. It is a search for what is beyond our understanding.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“Could there also be a yearning and a longing for some other planet that we came from? And so when we look up at the stars, there’s this genetic beckoning that we feel to want to explore, to want to find out what happened to us. How did we end up here?”

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

Is it possible that our attempt to locate life on other planets is, in fact, a quest to locate our extraterrestrial origins, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists propose? If so, is this drive deeply ingrained in our genetic memory?

“In many ways, it’s like finding the Garden of Eden, where we came from. And perhaps the Garden of Eden was on another planet, and this is part of our own DNA, to find out where we came from.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

The tale of a lost paradise is among the most enduring myths in the world. Celtic legends speak of the mysterious Island of Avalon that required supernatural transport to visit. The Buddhist and Hindu traditions tell of the forbidden land of Shambhala. And in the Taoist tradition, they refer to various celestial paradises where the immortals reside.

“In the Taoist tradition, there’s a belief that immortals who ascend to these paradises and to heavens, they can actually be demoted for bad behavior or misconduct, and banished. And when they are banished, they are banished, typically, back to Earth.”

– Dominic Steavu, Ph.D.
(Asst. Prof. of Chinese Religious Studies, UCSB)

Might the cross-cultural stories of a utopian world be not mythology, but actual history? Could these stories be evidence that life came to Earth from another planet? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and suggest that further proof may be found in the historical records of a tiny farming town in England. Woolpit Village. The 12th-century AD. Two small children mysteriously appear near the opening of a cave a boy and a girl speaking in a language that is indecipherable. But even more odd their skin is green.

“The farmers in the area who were harvesting vegetables came upon these two children. Their skin was green, and their clothing was said to be made of a strange fabric. It was a fabric unfamiliar to the people who were describing them.”

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

“The children are immediately whisked off and put into isolation from the rest of the village for several days, because no one is sure if they’re actually human.”

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

“The children said that they came from the land of Saint Martin, a land that was, in many ways, much like Earth. They described the place that they came from as not being as bright as our land is. There was no bright sun, there was no dark night, but it was a sort of twilit land with the sky the color of early evening.”

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

Prominent 12th-century historian William of Newburgh included a detailed account of the Green Children in his major work, History of English Affairs. He noted that they eventually acclimated to their new environment.

“The children gradually became part of the community. The boy, the younger of the two children, died, but the girl survived, and there are some serious tracking of her descendants, indicating that she is a real person in history.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

Many theories have been proposed as to where exactly these children came from.

“The most popular theory seems to be that they came from another planet, a planet with a different type of orbit, a planet that was not exposed to the sun.”

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

Does the well-documented account of the Green Children of Woolpit give credence to the existence of another inhabited world separate from our own? Some Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest that another Earth may exist, not in space, but deep within the Earth, right under our feet.

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