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We've Never Been Alone: A History of Extraterrestrial Intervention

We've Never Been Alone: A History of Extraterrestrial Intervention

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by Paul Von Ward

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Whether you call them gods, angels, ETs, or aliens, sufficient proof now exists that beings more advanced than humans have influenced our history. Evidence suggests that these outsiders shaped our religions, genes, technology, and cultures. In fact, they may have provided the impetus for modern civilization.

Paul Von Ward investigates why modern science and


Whether you call them gods, angels, ETs, or aliens, sufficient proof now exists that beings more advanced than humans have influenced our history. Evidence suggests that these outsiders shaped our religions, genes, technology, and cultures. In fact, they may have provided the impetus for modern civilization.

Paul Von Ward investigates why modern science and religion refuse to address the possibility that humans interact with Advanced Beings (ABs). He reviews sacred texts, myths and legends--from the Old Testament, Hebrew texts, and the Vedas, to the Greek myths, Sumerian tablets, and other historical sources to make the link between religions, their gods, and alien intervention. He shows how this history of AB intervention has been suppressed and challenges readers to reexamine the origins of notions like "divine revelation" to find common ground among the world's cultures and religions.

Previously published as Gods, Genes, and Consciousness.

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A History of Extraterrestrial Intervention

By Paul Von Ward

Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.

Copyright © 2011 Paul Von Ward
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ISBN: 978-1-57174-666-5


What Do Metaphysical Sources Say?

In the search for understanding of Advanced Beings, metaphysical material provides a good place to start. It includes information or knowledge about the universe or history that originates beyond ordinary human consciousness or that cannot be perceived by the so-called objective or physical senses. It comes in many forms, under many names and, because of its nature, must be handled with care.

In considering metaphysical materials, an experienced former editor (Sara Benjamin-Rhodes) had this to say: "No source of information is without distortion. Even the clearest channels are not, nor have they ever been, 100 percent accurate. Even within information that is 'mostly true,' there is some ... that is not true. Even within ... [the] 'mostly false,' there is some truth." Therefore, knowledge from any source ought to be checked for its correspondence with historical or other evidence before one accepts it as reliable.

In a book like this, one cannot begin to cover the range of contemporary and historical metaphysical material humans have received from and/or about ABs. Humankind has communicated with gods, angels, departed humans, ethereal beings, light bodies, and the collective consciousness throughout recorded history. People have taken advantage of a non-electromagnetic "Morse code" of energetic transmissions that somehow conveys information from one level of consciousness in the universe to another. Without understanding how the decipherment process works in their brain, humans have reacted to it. (See the website www.issctaste.org for accounts of sane people experiencing inner voices.)

Such communications have resulted in dreams and prophecies that launched new religions, scientific inventions that shaped industrial society, inspirations that led to new heights in human creativity, and answers to problems mundane and cosmic. There can be no doubt about the awe-inspiring power of both the sources and material, even when a recipient feels the underlying intention may be questionable. After all, the source has a power the human does not: the capacity to access the human and initiate the communication.

William Blake (1757–1827, English artist, poet, and visionary seer) said many of his poems were dictated by the "Immortals," the gods and goddesses of other worlds he saw through his inner vision. The past-life memories of noted twentieth-century author Taylor Caldwell contained authenticated details of ancient and modern medicine, foreign languages, historical personalities, and (seemingly realistic) material on lost civilizations. They provided the basis for numerous best-selling novels. Many people believe prophecies of Nostradamus (sixteenth-century French physician and clairvoyant) have come true. They claim his one thousand published inner visions have already accurately predicted four centuries of major events and still extend almost two millennia into the future.

Edgar Cayce, considered by many to be America's greatest psychic, lived from 1877 until 1945 and produced more than 14,000 documents of telepathic-clairvoyant "readings" given for more than 6,000 different people over 43 years. They covered everything from medical diagnoses to past lives, from prehistory to a cosmology of the universe. While in a trance, oracles at Delphi in ancient Greece received information and insights that guided the politics of a Golden Age. In 1921, noted artist and sculptor Walter Russell received a body of scientific knowledge ahead of its time through 39 days of "inner illumination." One can cite numerous examples, but these show the range.

In writing this book, metaphysical information has provided important pieces of the puzzle. The following random selection of material does not attempt to demonstrate either the authenticity of the various sources or the reliability of the channels. Like historical and scientific material, no single source alone can claim the label "ultimate truth" regarding ABs or human history.

The Pleiadians

With no particular attribution of relative importance, this survey starts with selected channeled material purporting to describe Pleiadian interest in humans and their perspective on Earth history. The Pleiades are a star system in the constellation Taurus estimated to be 500 light years from Earth. Many know it in the night sky as the "Seven Sisters" centered on Alcyone. Numerous books, websites, and individual psychic channels offer Pleiadian views on everything from the nature of the universe to desirable personal habits. Noted writers include, among others, Barbara Marciniak, Barbara Hand Clow, Lia Shapiro, Billy Meier, and Amorah Quan Yin.

The Pleiadians have been important to humans for at least 60,000 years. That's how long the Dogon of Mali in Africa claim Pleiadian connections in human history. Similar myths can be found among those of ancient Greece and China. Writers José Argüelles and Aluna Joy Yaxk'in link Mayan and Pleiadian cosmologies. According to Argüelles, the Mayans may have tracked and communicated with the Pleiades. Other Central and South American peoples, particularly the Toltecs and the Incas, included the Pleiades in their rituals. In more recent times, Swiss UFO researcher Billy Meier reported contacts with Pleiadians in the 1970s, and Barbara Marciniak began to channel them in 1988.

Marciniak's book Bringers of the Dawn set the stage for an outpouring of Pleiadian material in the 1990s. The AB collective she channeled claims to have common ancestors with humans. Marciniak says they are concerned that we come to understand our true legacy and take responsibility for ourselves rather than remaining subject to ABs who have their own interests at heart.

These Pleiadians say some of their ancestors came to Earth in the distant past, seeded the planet with love and creativity, and gave some of their DNA to the human species. This shared DNA is why they consider us their distant cousins. They want to help us remember who we are, develop our telepathic skills, learn how we are connected to all facets of the universe, and understand our earlier incarnations on Earth. They tell us that another group of ABs (creator gods) raided the Earth about 300,000 B.P. and rearranged human DNA. This point began a new phase in human history where we were disadvantaged by the DNA manipulation. They say the ABs spoken of in the Babylonia/Sumerian tablets were those who enslaved humans at that time. They also say these ABs engaged in nuclear warfare among themselves and left a legacy of radiation.

A favorite source for information on Pleiadians is the well-known writer and consciousness researcher Barbara Hand Clow. In her 1995 book, The Pleiadian Agenda, the voice of a being who called itself Satya of Alcyone (the brightest of the "Seven Sisters" stars) described AB involvement in human history. Satya says Pleiadians have mingled with humans as our teachers for 26,000 years. Satya says Pleiadians tried to help humans avoid an atmospheric-based cataclysm, including a pole shift, around 11,000 B.P. (allegedly caused by Earth entering their star's photon belt). The Pleiadians allegedly tried to help the survivors afterwards by leading them to better locations. (Remember this later during my discussion of Noah.)

The channeled voices claim that in addition to Pleiadians there have been several interventions by other groups of ABs, including:

• The Anunnaki who ruled Earth for thousands of years, whom we learned to worship as gods, including Anu who said he was our Lord. Satya said the Anunnaki were from planet Nibiru, which long ago shifted from an orbit around star Sirius A to become the Planet X of our solar system.

• The Maya (Timekeepers) from a star near Alcyone in the Pleiades, from whose name came the Maya of Central America, and who visit Earth when their planet cycles nearby. They allegedly left the last time in the ninth century C.E., a date that coincides with archaeologists' estimated fall of the Mayan civilization.

• The Sirians who have long had our best interests at heart.

Amorah Quan Yin's Pleiadian voices describe a planetary system (ours) embedded in a larger star system with the Pleiades at the center (also see Argüelles on this point). This celestial organism operates in several dimensions, where human souls have experienced many different stages of development. Before Earth, some of those stages involved incarnations on Venus, Mars, and Maldek—the name for the planet subsequently smashed into the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. (Note Rudolf Steiner's perspective on this, following shortly.)


Theosophy, a philosophy grounded in metaphysical materials transmitted by ABs through H. P. Blavatsky in the late nineteenth century, holds that humans have gone through several physical forms on Earth. According to Blavatsky, humanity in its second (Lemurian) and third (Atlantean) stages of civilization benefited from recurrent visits by the "gods." Theosophists believe that in the middle of the Lemurian era (14 to 16 million years ago) external forces (ABs) helped our evolving ancestors come into full physical form. (It is interesting to note that the earliest date attributed to fossils of proto-Ramapithecus by some paleoanthropologists is 14 million years ago.) Regarding the Atlantean era, theosophy implies humans received outside help in "the use of fire, the building of cities, and the development of metallurgy."


Rudolf Steiner(1861–1925), the Austrian founder of anthroposophy, or what might be called modern spiritual science, wrote that "the spirit world was open to him from birth." Akin to the theosophical movement in a number of ways, his work introduced a multidimensional perspective of reality to many fields of endeavor, from farming to science, education, and philosophy. He saw humans as incarnations of souls involved in a long process of evolution that had taken them to various planets for different stages. On each planet humans experienced several body types and stages, repeating epicycles within cycles.

On Earth, he said, there have been five "root races" (Polarean, Hyperborean, Lemurian, Atlantean, and Aryan), each containing subraces that progressively developed different aspects of the modern human. ABs, or "divine messengers," led by a being called Manu, assisted throughout this long process. Humans descended to this world from an astral world and have remained connected to the advanced knowledge contained in the Akashic Records. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's concept of noosphere and Carl Jung's collective unconscious reflect this notion of a memory pool [the Akashic Records] encircling the Earth.)

Remote Viewing

Of the many routes to metaphysical information, an interesting one came out of research done with support of the U.S. government's intelligence community. Called scientific remote viewing (SRV), the process involves sending a part of one's consciousness to "see" a remote location and "bring back" useful information about the site. This psychic method of reconnaissance has been used with success by military and civilian intelligence officers and by private individuals. Sometimes the SRVers reported encounters with noncorporeal beings and experienced new aspects of ethereal reality, including unintended impacts of our own projections on the process.

One college professor who was trained by a former U.S. government SRVer has reported on one form of ABs. Courtney Brown, in his book Cosmic Voyage, identified a group of nonphysical beings who are based in the Earth's atmosphere who were labeled "Midwayers" by the military. According to SRVers, the Midwayers' purpose throughout history has been to help humans develop their potential by subconsciously providing useful information to us.

The famed psychic Edgar Cayce provided an interesting twist on the notion of information coming to humans through the subconscious from ABs. Believing in reincarnation, Cayce also believed that numerous souls (the super- and subconsciousness of physical beings) awaiting a rebirth can communicate their wisdom through the subconscious to living humans. Since Cayce's time, literally thousands of individuals, including the SRVers mentioned, have reported communications with ABs in realms that appear similar to what he described.

A Sirian Channel

Devin, an AB of particular interest, given the extensive Sumerian documentation of the Anunnaki race from Nibiru, speaks through a human named Jelaila. Devin claims to be a member of the "9-D Nibiruan Council" serving aboard the spaceship Pelegai from the Sirius star system. It describes Nibiru and its ruling families in terms consistent with Zecharia Sitchin's synthesis of the Anunnaki story (more details later on). Anu is named as the patriarch of Nibiru who has recently passed on his authority to his sons Enlil and Enki.

This ruling family is described as a hybrid of several races, including human and reptilian (remember the myths about the princess and the dragon), that reflects the tensions among the belief systems of various races. Devin says Nibiru's leadership (popularly known as Planet X and a member of the "Galactic Federation") has played a role in settling disputes among the Anunnaki warring factions.

In a vein compatible with Earth's cataclysmic history documented by widely respected authors D. S. Allan and J. B. Delair (see chapter 10), Devin describes Nibiru/Planet X's periodic passing near Earth in its elliptic around the Sun, and how its passages affect our Earth and current events on Nibiru. Devin says our collective unconscious (like the Akashic Records) carries memories of the great cataclysms that occurred with the passing of Nibiru through our solar system.

Devin claims the effects of the passage are dependent on the level of consciousness and social development of humans. (The explosion of AB-god cults discussed in chapter 20 may be associated with the last passage of Nibiru.) The next passage will be different, according to Devin, who says, "our world is experiencing unprecedented elevations in consciousness ... evolving at a pace that is beyond any expectation." He further states, "Since free will is a major component ... [humans] are the ones who determine the[ir] future."

What Regression Hypnosis Reveals

Use of hypnotic regression to explore past-life memories has uncovered information relevant to earlier AB lifetimes alleged by a great number of people. Hypnotherapist and prolific author Dolores Cannon has discovered many cases where humans have memories of being inhabitants of other planets. These memories support the hypothesis that humans are hybrid beings whose genetic memories combine extraterrestrial and Earth events.

Cannon believes that humans have a soul or consciousness that transcends many lifetimes, and that none of us originated on the young planet Earth. One of her subjects reported a lifetime in an unnamed community near Qumran (home of the Essenes and the Dead Sea Scrolls). He described flying "watchers" who exuded a special energy or light and never set foot on the ground, but taught the human community and praised its members for holding on to the teachings handed down from Atlantis. The hypnotized subject suggested that the Star of Bethlehem was something like a spacecraft. Its crew ("messengers") described in advance the selection of Jesus' parents and birth date.

In another case, Cannon heard a woman's description of having lived in Africa in ancient times as a man who saw a "UFO." The man received telepathic messages about the place of the craft's origin and life there and why it was important to humans. He did everything he could do to make it return, but the craft never contacted him again. Another subject reported a lifetime when he was coerced to become the pilot of a craft engaged in extraterrestrial warfare. He believed himself to be an integral part of the craft, as if it responded to his thoughts. He reported involvement in a conflict that destroyed life on a planet.

Another subject reported a life to Cannon as a space traveler who arrived on Earth in a reconnaissance mission and became involved in teaching very primitive humans new construction and cultural skills. At the end of her hypnosis session, this woman had the sense she had somehow, back then, inappropriately interfered with the "locals." She apparently chose to be reborn several times on Earth to compensate for her interference.


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Meet the Author

Paul Von Ward holds graduate degrees in government and psychology from Harvard and Florida State University. He served in the US Navy and as a Foreign Service Officer for the US State Department. He is the founder of the Washington-based nonprofit Delphi International, which provides cross-cultural exchanges, professional training, and overseas development. He lives in Dahlonega, GA. Visit him online at www.vonward.com

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KEBLAAB More than 1 year ago
If you have any interest in the Ancient Alien subject and related areas of thinking including alternative history and philosophy, this title (along with the author¿s other major works) is a ¿must read¿ and belongs in your library, unless you already have a copy of Gods, Genes and Consciousness. Paul von Ward forcefully demonstrates his standing as one the world¿s most dynamic intellectuals in these fields of research and new theory. The author tackles big questions: the nature of god; religion; human evolution, history and the function of human consciousness as it relates to the entire cosmology. But, don¿t be deceived or put off. Von Ward provides fascinating new information and perceptiveness in these areas through the perspective and force of a logically scientific and modern dynamic. Moreover, the author makes his case in easily understandable and concise narrative so that even the layman will freely follow and relate to his contributions to human knowledge. It is a great read. I truly cannot think of anything unfavorable about this book to pass on. If you happen to come across a negative review - be forewarned: chances are it will be coming from either a position of bias or some other close-minded Establishment source. Robert Steven Thomas, (author of INTELLIGENT INTERVENTION)
guitaoist3 More than 1 year ago
its like the show ancient aliens in a book
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