The Galactic Race of Man
A most important part of the UFO phenomenon is ETs who could pass as humans. One might expect that this aspect would have been studied with great care and in great detail, but instead, Ufologists have neglected and even rejected it. To clarify what is intended here, we are focusing on ETs who could pass as humans while walking down the street, and while bathing at the beach. Leaving for the moment the question of whether such ETs actually exist, it will be apparent that such resemblance could not be accidental, and is most probably due to the ETs being the same species as ourselves, or a very closely related species. In short, these ETs are relatives, in the same way that all humans on earth are our relatives.
I hesitate to use “homo-sapiens” as the name for ETs who are the same species as ourselves, because in this context, it is we (all six billion of us) who are the minority. For want of a better name, I will use “galactic man” or “man” as a generic name for communities who are either wholly of our species, or so closely related that for all relevant purposes, we can regard them as such.
There is a huge body of reports of encounters with man-like ETs. Many of the early contactees described such ETs, and also detailed some of their activities while living and working amongst us. Even in 1980, the number of ET visitors active in earth society was quoted as about 200,000. By now, that number might well have increased considerably. One can think of a variety of reasons why ETs might want to live amongst us, although the actual list of reasons is doubtless much longer. Many of the reasons will the same as the reasons why so many humans love to travel to other lands and countries. Others are perhaps more practical, like supplying the needs of passing interstellar vessels for food and materials.
From a galactic point of view, humankind is at a critical threshold. We are awakening to the fact that we are not alone in the universe and whether or not we realize it, we are preparing for the day when we will be introduced to our cosmic neighbours. No doubt our progress or lack thereof is being carefully documented. The way we treat each other and the planet are probably the key parameters by which this “progress” is being measured.
Once we accept the notion of a cosmic mankind, many of our ideas about ourselves and our planet change. For example, the evolution of our species can no longer be understood in terms of the events on this one planet. Our evolutionary base, if you like, would be the galaxy, or perhaps even a huge collection of galaxies. This applies not just to man, but our planetary ecosystem as well. We are so intimately linked with the plants and animals of this planet, that what applies to us must also apply to our ecosystem.
We also realise that “evolution” can not be entirely a matter of chance events. The existence of numerous planets with man-like inhabitants and earth-like ecosystems implies a commerce of genetic material between worlds that has to be intelligently managed, although it will also have unplanned aspects, like the unplanned spread of species around our planet in ships’ cargo.
The realisation that we and all of the life on this planet are part of a much greater whole, is profound and life-changing. ETs are no longer “alien”, they are relatives, and so are their places of origin. We have much evidence to indicate that not all ETs are man-like, and there is no good reason for doubting the existence of species not related to man. Once our perception of ourselves has become cosmic, these other species become more like citizens of another nation in our pre-cosmic perspective. Living with non-human species is a daily experience for all of us. Our world is filled with vast numbers of them, so it is easy enough to expand this association into the cosmos, and to other sentient species.
In our pre-cosmic perception of things, it was all too easy to view non-human species as somehow inferior to or less important than man. In our new perspective, all living things become an important part of a great whole. We begin to view things as seen from this “whole” rather than in relation to human wants and needs. This is a vital shift, because we will never treat our world in the way we should, until we see it and each of its parts (including ourselves) as a whole. Likewise, to treat other humans as we should, we have to learn to see ourselves and all others as part of a planetary and cosmic whole.
The acceptance of a cosmic mankind helps us to manage our fears. Man’s inhumanity to man tends to cause us to extrapolate our fears into the wider cosmos, as science fiction so consistently demonstrates. The fact that galactic man was patient enough to seed a planet like ours with life, and eventually people it, bespeaks of a very different mentality, one that helps to ally our fears and insecurities. It assures us that at least in cosmic matters where we are unable to protect ourselves, someone is willing and able to do so, otherwise we would simply not be here.
In our cosmic perception of things we realize that our nature and origins are cosmic, and until we make the acquaintance of our cosmic neighbours, a great deal of knowledge about ourselves is simply not to be had. What we regard as our history is nowhere near as complete as we imagine, and we can not even begin to comprehend our birthright as a part of the universal life. From the moment of the very first ET contact, this realization began to stir in our souls, and many who study this subject are impelled by a half-conscious awareness of this.