Life works in mysterious ways, my friends.
To wit: last Thursday I posted extensively on what I like to call the "Sirius 1973" phenomena (if you're too lazy to scroll down three posts, just click HERE), which involves Robert Anton Wilson and Philip K. Dick communicating with an alien meta-intelligence from Sirius around the same time in 1973-74, which just happened to coincide with a Dogon ceremony celebrating their own Sirian roots as well (signifigance lies within the fact that the ceremony only occurs every 60 years).
Well, fast forward to last Friday (the day after I wrote about the Sirius Phenomena). I'm listening to an excellent episode of the now-defunct Out There Radio podcast (I wrote about them previously here), a two-hour affair about the lives of Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna aptly titled "The Psychedelic Torchbearers". I highly recommend checking it out, and you can do so here:
EPISODE 48: The Psychedelic Torchbearers
Anyhow, in said episode, hosts Raymond and Joe happened to bring up a rather interesting factoid--namely, that while Dr. Leary was imprisoned at Folsom in 1973 (next door to Charlie Manson, in fact), he started having weird dreams and visions akin to those concurrently being experienced by Robert Wilson, and in fact credited these dream-visions to an alien intelligence--from SIRIUS. Talk about some weird synchronicity... Not only in 1973, but in the present day as well. It turns out I wasn't, in fact, the first to make some connections about what happened back in '73--host Joe McPhall pointed out the strange similarities between PKD, RAW, and Leary's stories as well, actually taking it a step further to include the psychedelic/cosmic experiences of DMT guru Terence McKenna in the Amazon at almost the EXACT SAME TIME.
PS - McKenna and magic mushrooms from space: GO.
Leary wrote about his visions and theories about interstellar contact in 1973's Starseed (right), which you can begin reading HERE. A shortened version of his revelations from Sirius (which I found here) read as follows:
"It is time for life on Earth to leave the planetary womb and learn to walk through the stars.
Life was seeded on your planet billions of years ago by nucleotide templates which contained the blueprint for gradual evolution through a sequence of biomechanical stages.
The goal of evolution is to produce nervous systems capable of communicating with and returning to the Galactic Network where we, your interstellar parents, await you.
Life on planet Earth has now reached this halfway point, established itself, and evolved through larval mutations and metamorphoses to the seven brain stages.
At this time the voyage home is possible.
Assemble the most intelligent, advanced, courageous of your species, divided equally between men and women. Let every race, nationality, and religion be represented.
You are about to discover the key to immortality in the chemical structure of the genetic code, within which you will find the scripture of life. The time has come for you to accept the responsibility of immortality. It is not necessary for you to die.
You will discover the key to enhanced intelligence within the chemistry of the nervous system. Certain chemicals, used wisely, will enable your nervous system to decipher the genetic code.
All life on your planet is a unity. All life must come home.
Total freedom, responsibility and interspecies harmony will make the voyage possible. You must transcend larval identities of race. culture and nationality. Your only allegiance is to life. The only way you will survive is to make the voyage home.
The Japanese people are the most advanced race on your planet and will give protection to the company.
We are sending a comet to your solar system as a sign that the time has come to look to the stars.
When you arrive back home you will be given new instructions and powers. Your sperm ship is the flower of terrestrial life. As soon as the company is formed and the voyage begun, war, poverty, hatred, fear will disappear from your planet and the most ancient prophecies and celestial visions will be realize.
Come home in glory."
Honestly, I don't know what to make of all this. Leary, Dick, Wilson, McKenna, and the ancient Dogon tribe, all claiming extraterrestrial contact almost simultaneously? Preeeeetty fucking loopy. This particular rabbit hole needs further exploration....
In the meantime, download Leary's 1970 "experimental" album (featuring Hendrix, among others), and don't forget to consume mass quantities of Out There Radio. Your Third Eye needs squeegee-ing.
TIMOTHY LEARY - YOU CAN BE ANYONE THIS TIME AROUND (1970)
BROS 4 EVS.