Storytelling teaches us about the world we live in … and helps us connect beyond our own experience. It can open our eyes to Greater Reality and introduce us to the Mysteries of the Universe.
It can change your life forever.
“Life-changing” can mean something different to every one of us. For me, Science Fiction changed my world long ago. Star Trek set me on a path to discover the Truth about Life beyond Earth … that continues to this day.
Powerful storytelling can make what at first seems “impossible” REAL. Somewhere, deep down inside, you BELIEVE it, as if a door has been opened … to a Time or Place or Dimension of Awareness that goes BEYOND all points of reference.
To appreciate how a SCI-FI experience transforms your World View, you have to remember how it made you FEEL the first time. For die-hard fans, memory rekindles that feeling … over and over again.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
In 1977, director Steven Spielberg told us a story about Roy Neary, his life forever changed by a UFO encounter that introduced him to a community of believers and revealed a government conspiracy to hide the Truth about ET contact with humanity.
2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT
In 1984, director Peter Hyams brought Arthur C. Clarke’s extraordinary vision to the screen, to give us all a sense of what it might be like to encounter an ALIEN intelligence in the future … who opens the door to Enlightenment for mankind.
In 1992, the pioneering research of Budd Hopkins gave us a glimpse into the lives of UFO abductees, traumatized by lifelong experiences beyond their control, pointing to an ALIEN plan to merge with the human race.
FIRE IN THE SKY
In 1993, creative Hollywood types fictionalized the True Story of Travis Walton with haunting imagery to communicate the horror of ALIEN Abduction. It spurred many of us to appreciate his book and a recent documentary detailing what really happened.
In 1994, director Roland Emmerich offered us a dramatic explanation of ALIENS behind the mythology of Ancient Egypt and showed us behind-the-scenes efforts of modern Military to unlock the secrets of advanced ALIEN technology.
In 1997, Astronomer Carl Sagan’s dramatic novel came to the screen, telling a story about one possible way an Advanced Race might reach out to Humanity — from a man who inspired us for decades with his enthusiasm for Space exploration.
In 1999, the Wachowskis introduced us to Neo, whose nagging awareness made him question the world around him — and led to discovery of a Greater Reality. It helps us envision the possibility of humanity as a great ALIEN experiment.
In 2009, director Alex Proyas exposed us to the life-threating potential of solar flares, and the idea that not only are we being watched, but also the grim possibility that any hope of human survival may require death of the majority — not a happy thought.
In 2014, director Christopher Nolan depicted a dying Earth and confronted us with an equally horrifying notion: What if we’re not meant to save the world? What if we’re meant to leave it? The choices we make can change everything.
In 2016, the visionary storytelling of Ted Chiang depicts the human race reacting with fear and hostility to ALIEN life, and ready to destroy itself. It takes an open heart and open mind to understand and appreciate what the ALIENS offer humanity.
In the course of my SCI-FI journey, somewhere along the way, a shift occurred … to stories that were no longer fiction, but Truthful tellings from real people who had experienced the “impossible” — contact with Life from other Worlds — and exploration of a new kind of TRUTH: about what happens when Alien and Human life come together.
This Truth inspired us to create THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY.
For anyone reading this blog who shares my quest, for anyone familiar with the work of UFO researchers like Budd Hopkins or David M. Jacobs or Richard Dolan — or anyone curious enough with an open mind — I encourage you to explore an enlightening documentary from J3Films: “Extraordinary: The Revelations” — currently available on Amazon Prime.
SCIENCE FICTION has long been preparing us for this inevitable Reality. As in all things, the possibilities are both Good and Bad. It is time for us to connect beyond our own experience … to open our eyes to a great Mystery of the Universe.
The CHANGE is upon us.