Seeing God - Reflections on one of my most significant life experiences
"One thing seems clear to me, though, is how similar this type of experience is to religious “encounters” of times past. I think of Moses and the burning bush and the angelic encounters of prophets and mystics. Only a veritable “eye of God”—a very consistent image in many culture—would be able to “open its aperture and play with the sky.” And only an intelligent being could cross the intervening space in the blink of an eye to target three men on a ledge whose psyches had already been opened or attuned to subtle energies and perception by mescaline. How far we are here from metallic extraterrestrial craft piloted by little gray men. And how peculiar that such a “ship” would feed off a power substation—though it’s not the first time that the siphoning of a power station by a UFO has been reported in the annals of UFO history. I also think of other high-strangeness cases, such as Carlos Diaz’s encounters with orangish (not silver) plasma ships, in the Ajusco National Park in Mexico. I’ve speculated before that such plasma ships are the source of the real crop circles—with their blown nodes and molten meteoritic residues, which are often fused to the stalks. But we’re operating here at the extreme borders of what we can understand, like plants trying to comprehend sunlight. And yet, we know it’s how the plants grow."