Herein (and in the next segment) we present the basic UFO extra-terrestrial alien related views of Joe Firmage as an example of what we elucidated in our recent article Extra-terrestrial alien messages – how, what and how.
That previous article set out a template for understanding, for interpreting, for reading between the lines of alien messages. The basics of it is that regardless of the message, particularly the most peaceful ones about humanity getting along and saving the Earth, we must consider how aliens propose we accomplish such truly good goals.
For instance Erick Davis notes that “Harvard Medical School psychiatrist John Mack writes that one of the central themes of the alien encounters he studies is the conviction that Gaia is on the brink.” Gaia one of the names given to the Earth when it is conceptualized, anthropomorphized, in a Pagan manner as a living being. Davis also notes that Mack has stated that “There is some kind of intelligence that we are connecting with” and, as Davis puts it, “This intelligence seems particularly obsessed with the ecological crisis.”
Call it global warming (or the global cooling scare of the 1970s AD), overpopulation, (the catch all term) climate change, etc. The answer is always to forgo current governing systems and join together in a one world government and forgo current religious theologies and come together in one world religion which follows the alien gospel (which is no gospel at all).
We now come to Joe Firmage via the article Alien Views - A profile of Joe Firmage, Silicon Valley UFOnaut by Erik Davis. Essentially, he was a successful business man who was laughed out of his position due to his views on UFOs and extra-terrestrial aliens. He states that he is a generalist and explains that generalists “predict the future for the whole of civilization.”
His transformation from straight-laced businessman to promulgator of the all things alien has, as its mid point, the following experience:
“As he lay there half-slumbering, an image appeared over his bed, a bearded gentleman with a dark brown head of hair.
‘Why have you called me here?’ the being asked, clearly irritated.
‘I want to travel in space,’ answered the astonished Firmage, who spoke without a moment's deliberation, as if in a dream.
The fellow remained nonplussed. "Why should you be granted the opportunity?’
‘Because I'm willing to die for it!’
Then, says Firmage, the man produced a sphere, an electric blue ball about the size of a cantaloupe, which entered Firmage's body, taking command of his muscles and producing unimaginable waves of uber-orgasmic ecstasy.”
Now, of course, one is not just minding their own business and suddenly states to an apparition that they are willing to die for the ability to travel in space. This is why this was the mid point; there is a beginning point and an ongoing point.
If you read my review of Mutants and Mystics by the self-professed possessed professor Jeffrey Kripal, you know that, for example, some think that Whitley Strieber was minding his own business and all of a sudden was getting probed by visitors. Well, just as just about every known contactee, experiencer or abductee (and/or their families) Strieber has a background of involvement in occult practices (by any other name).
Likewise, considering some of his background, it is not difficult to discern why Joe Firmage ends up speaking to an apparition:
“Firmage's visionary experience did not exactly appear out of thin air. A descendent of Brigham Young, Firmage was raised a Mormon, and grew up hearing tales of the otherworldly humans who led the young Joseph Smith to the golden plates he translated into the Book of Mormon.
And though Firmage abandoned his faith at age 15, the precociously intelligent boy brought rather religious emotions to his new worldview of science, feelings of cosmic awe that he traces to that defining moment of his generation: Star Wars.
But SF wasn't enough. What really sealed his galactic passions was Carl Sagan's Cosmos series. ‘It was beautiful and it was science, and therefore it was real, far more real than religion to me’…[he also] scarfed up flying saucer books as a teen.”
Even these few details about the beginning and mid points give us a lot to work with so, let us consider some points.
Indeed, the Mormon god of Earth (one of an innumerable number of gods, on their view) was a human-like being who was born on another planet, lived his life, died and became a god. This is the very same hope of every Mormon of good standing with their church (yes, the original satanic deception “you will be like god” Genesis 3:5 is the very core of their theology). Thus, the Mormon god is an extra-terrestrial alien. You can learn more about Mormonism here.
It is therefore, understandable that Firmage “brought rather religious emotions to his new worldview of science” and hit upon Star Wars. While many think that Star Wars is about futuristic space battles that is only the façade. Firstly, the series began with the statement “A long time ago” and also “in a galaxy far, far away.” This is the basic starting point of Mormon theology.
Joe Firmage also stated that “It’s just like Star Trek: First Contact.” And here we go again as the show’s creator was into the occult, both conceptually and in practice, see Pop-occulture: Gene Roddenberry & the psychic (Deep Space) Nine.
What Star Wars is about is hinted at when someone refers to Darth Vader as practicing “sorcerer’s ways.” Indeed, the premie is the same basic premise of any and every mystery religion, secret society, the New Age, witchcraft, etc., etc., etc. and that is that there is no personal God but rather an impersonal and amoral energy—qi, chi, ki, prana, Vril, the Force—into which one can tap and which one can then bend towards one’s will. This is why within Star Trek the Sith and the Jedi both consider themselves to be the good guys and the others as the bad guys; because the Force is amoral and thus, lacks a premise upon which to define good and evil.
However, the relation between Mormonism and sci-fi does not really relate to Star Wars or Star Trek but rather to Battlestar Galactica as Richard Abanes noted in his book One Nation Under Gods: A History of the Mormon Church. The show was not merely somewhat like but actually premised upon Mormonism along with specific references to the planet Kolob, etc.
The next step in Joe Firmage’s devolution was being taken by Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series which he thought was beautiful and science. Actually, he was not just taken with it but taken in by it. He claims that since it was scientific “it was real, far more real than religion to me” but Cosmos is religious at its core. The entire series is premised upon the following unscientific faith based assertion, “The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be.” What so many people, including tax payer funded public school children, did not realize is that Cosmos is premised upon Sagan’s Atheistic worldview—it was just a vehicle via which to get Atheism not smuggled into the backdoor of public schools but brought right in the front doors (read more about Sagan here).
The last detail is that Frimage “scarfed up flying saucer books as a teen.” And so Mormonism’s alien god, Star Wars and the Atheist Cosmos all coalesced—and we do not know what else he was into; conceptually, in practice or both.
So he ends up experiencing what may be termed sleep paralysis which is when an entity seeks to control a person as they are somewhere between wakefulness and sleep; the person is often left aware but unable to move. The apparition of a bearded gentleman actually claims that Frimage summoned him, “Why have you called me here?” and for whatever reason Firmage implies knowledge that this being had the ability to grant him “travel in space” and Firmage states this, at least according to Erik Davis, “as if in a dream.”
When the man asks why such a request should be granted, implying that he did possess the ability to grant it, Joe Firmage makes a statement which is indicative of the litigious nature of demonism, “Because I'm willing to die for it!” In other words, his life in exchange for occult knowledge and abilities (here occult meaning literally hidden that is, presently unknown or obscure).
Then “an electric blue ball…entered Firmage's body”; such spheres are commonly reported, not ironically, by both extra-terrestrial alien contactees, experiencers or abductees as well as spirit channeling mediums. This styled demonic entity manifesting as a sphere then proceeded in “taking command” of Firmage and sealed the deal by giving him the token sensation of “producing unimaginable waves of uber-orgasmic ecstasy” (ditto with Jeffrey Kripal and Grant Morrison—see videos here and here).
Thus, we see that a little tale about interest in outer space has a lot to say between the lines.
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