Michael Miley

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Editor's Introduction:  Michael Miley, perhaps because of the experience he describes in his essay, Seeing God, has been a student of consciousness all of his adult life.  A writer never content to stay on the beaten path, he has written extensively about UFO and paranormal experiences. Seeing God, is a classic report of a spontaneous mystical experience, in the radical tradition of William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience.  What is radical in this approach is the idea that we can learn about ultimate reality from our own & each other's deepest experiences, an avenue of grace not controlled by any scripture or hierarchy.  

Seeing God  - Reflections on one of my most significant life experiences

The Bee Men of Tassili Exploring other realities under the influence and guidance of psychedelic mushrooms

 

In the Temple Falls 
a poem

 

Alien Chronicles #3:  Jacques Kelly's Experience

"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."

 

 


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