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“When trauma strikes the developing psyche of the child, a fragmentation of consciousness occurs in which the different ‘pieces’ (Jung called them splinter-psyches or complexes organi!e themselves according to certain archaic and typical (archetypal patterns, most commonly dyads or sy!ygies made up of personified ‘"eings#’$ %&onald 'alsched, The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defense Systems of the Personal Spirit ( have written a"out the connection "etween early trauma and alien a"duction experiences in great depth elsewhere (for an on-going we"-site pro)ect, “*he +risoner of (nfinity,$ at www.crucialfictions.com , so ( will merely sum up "riefly my position here "efore going on to ,ualify it# -ll that we know of the ./0 and the alien%outside of any direct experiences we might have%come from stories, i#e#, from accounts of eye witnesses and experiencers, some of whom have, ( think "eyond all dou"t, experienced something# What they have experienced is unknown, "ut what we can "e sure of is that they have perceived something and that they have then done their "est (or at least made a cursory effort to descri"e their perceptions accurately# *hese partial descriptions of unclear perceptions have then "een collected, organi!ed, and interpreted "y researchers and, over time, "een turned into hypotheses and, in most cases, articles of "elief# 1y own investigations lead me to the following hypothesis2 it is not possi"le to separate the faculty of perception from the element of "elief, "ecause we not only develop "eliefs "ased on our perceptions, "ut our perceptions are, likewise and to an unknown degree, limited, directed, and shaped "y our "eliefs# 3oth perception and "elief develop in human "eings at an early age, at a pre-rational stage of development# &uring this early stage of development, there is a primary experience of powerlessness and of the corresponding potential for trauma# *here is also the inevita"ility of at least some degree of trauma informing our psychological development, limiting our a"ilities to perceive and giving
( think the . then.$ and which ( hope is "eing communicated to at least some of its reader and listeners. "y the defensive fictions that have arisen to keep the trauma out of our awareness# *his is what ( have termed “crucial fiction. "ecome articles of faith.uires re-experiencing trauma in an unconscious attempt to make conscious the original experience# (f psychology is sufficiently accurate a"out this. the driving factor. reality or some little understood com"ination of the two (the model ( lean towards .uent experiences. to protect us from the full "runt of early trauma. irrational conviction.rise to a certain set of "eliefs# *o an unknown degree. for the simple(4 reason that the way we deal with early trauma is viadissociation.$ and while ( extend such fictions to every aspect of our existence (starting and ending with the ego itself . then early trauma is the "asis. are filled with very clear “sym"olic$ elements# *hese sym"olic elements point towards early childhood trauma (which may "e universal which the psyche is attempting to address and integrate through psychic re-enactments# *his re. "ut it is a dissociated one# -n experience of the psyche that isn’t grounded in the "ody cannot "ecome fully real. once again. more transcendental part of the psyche intervenes and rescues us from intolera"le reality "y “a"ducting$ us into its realm# *his is not an unreal realm (the psyche is real . or polluted. "y calling upon and5or withdrawing into the realm of phantasy# *hrough phantasy. "ecause it will always "e diluted.$ i#e#. and from "eing overwhelmed "y a feeling of powerlessness# *he depth psychological view sees early trauma. and the resulting psychic fragmentation and dissociation. "oth our perceptions and our "eliefs are shaped./0 is a perfect opportunity to map the ways in which such fictions are created and made “crucial. and "eliefs# *his is most unmistaka"ly evident in the way we encounter divine or transcendental realities. as at "ase of all our su"se. the greater. is how the experiences of 6trie"er (and "y extension other a"ductees . not merely . and out-and-out o"session# What ( discovered in the writing and dialogues for “*he +risoner of infinity. perceptions. fanaticism. whether phantasy.
contained fashion# *his can "e compared to the many types of initiation through trauma found in shamanic traditions. and even in 1asonic and other western forms# 7owever. the danger is that it will take them further from em"odiment and not closer to it# ( have come to see 6trie"er as a clear example of this in the way that his later trauma at the hands of human agencies and5or “the visitors$ can "e mapped onto (and feeds into his earlier 8atholic conditioning# (-nd many of 6trie"er’s experiences.$ as many experiencers report. "y way of the “traumatic reenactment#$ (f this su"tle distinction is missed. new trauma is caused. "oth early and later. ( would suggest there’s more evidence for the experience "eing un"alancing and deranging than “initiatory#$ (t may activate “psychic potential. it’s essential to point out that it is not the trauma per se that allows for integration. or at least hint at./0 experience. the conditioning-via-a"use of children (which 6trie"er also "elieves he was su")ected to # *he evidence would suggest that such programs are aimed at tapping into the psychological survival mechanism .$ "ut if so. is as often as not deranging. which often entail. at least until that early trauma is made conscious and can "e integrated# *he purpose of the ."ehind . then. entail out of "ody )ourneys.9*:-. rather than conducive to a person’s psychic wholeness or em"odiment# (t’s here that the alien a"duction lore overlaps with that of the infamous intelligence programs such as 1'-. "ecause experiencing a new trauma will sometimes re-activate the dissociative mechanism developed in childhood to escape the original trauma# *he person may then have a “transcendental experience. "ut the erasing or dissolving of previous “traumata$ trapped in the "ody. and what occurs is merely a new layer of conditioning to override the old. like all other traumatic5transcendental encounters. however. also from what (’ve seen. is a re-experiencing of trauma to "ring a"out healing in a conscious./0 encounters "ut all human history and experience. which seems to mirror the early experience of dissociation# (n the case of many other a"ductees also. "ut activating psychic potential. which is likely only to "ury it still deeper in the unconscious# *his can appear to "e effective.
of dissociation. the phenomena will then. it may "e that 6trie"er. along with thousands of others similarly interfered with (and not necessarily "y government . then the psyche. the “aliens” must be deduced to be closer to CIA agents than to shamans or “s irituall! evolved” beings. generate its own proofs#. who are then exposed to the alien a"duction literature are likely to reframe their trauma within this new context. . as already suggested. over the generations.uite literally perhaps "ut very nearly. universal%since the human psyche reacts to trauma in more or less the same way every time# *he danger in this is o"vious# +eople who have suffered such early fragmentation. not ./0 is evidence not of outer "ut inner space. has unwittingly summoned his own “visitor$ phenomena. at this stage in my life. "ecomes the creator and destroyer of worlds#  If abductees on the whole seem closer to what we’ve seen or heard about victims of mind control than shamanic initiates.<= *his may all "e part of the larger plan./0 "ottle# 3ut what’s more interesting to me. as a way to re-experience it “safely#$ -s a result. "ecome “viral$ and. one which is "oth highly personal and. is how all of this can "e seen to demonstrate the way the psyche works# 3ecause if the . and it’s certainly worth looking into for anyone who wants to get to the "ottom of the . paradoxically. "y whatever outside agencies (( include myself in this camp . "y which the psyche summons “daimonic complexes$ from “the 3eyond$ (the deeper unconscious to "ring a"out some kind of healing intervention for the child# (f so.
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