At this point I felt it appropriate to speak out for another position I have long advocated – namely that certain plants, trees, cacti and fungi are the antennae on the Earth plane of vast cosmic intelligences that are presently intervening actively and positively in the world through their profound impact on human consciousness.
For someone who casts himself in opposition to the ancient astronaut theory, he sure hasn’t been watching much Ancient Aliens, a show on which he has frequently appeared. In recent episodes such as last Friday’s “The Visionaries,” Ancient Aliens has made much the same claim, specifically that when it comes to geniuses, cosmic intelligences “spoke to the sensitive among them by moulding their dreams; for only thus could Their language reach the fleshly minds of mammals.” No, wait, that’s “The Call of Cthulhu.” Anyway, it was something like that.
Hancock then announced his newest guru-like policy proposal. He said that he wants to make it a requirement that any public official seeking office must first submit to twelve drug sessions with hallucinogenic plants in order to communicate with space aliens and/or gods.
Yes, that is what politics needs: More idiots who think they’re getting marching orders directly from God.
Meanwhile, Micah Hanks continues to expose his own ignorance for all the world to see. In an article published on Mysterious Universe today, he tries and fails to discuss the infamous 1909 Arizona Gazette hoax article about underground caverns filled with the bodies of Aryan-Egyptian Buddhists. Hanks has never read the primary source, and he admits to cribbing his understanding from this webpage. In so doing, he mistakes later conspiracy theories from Robert Morning Sky and John Rhodes as part of the original hoax, quoting the following as though it were published in 1909:
John Rhodes after 3 years of field research reportedly discovered the Grand Canyon city, which is now being used as a museum for elitist groups and has lower levels that are being used by "super secret black book operatives", which can only be entered via a stainless steel door at the bottom of a stairwell deep within the "city" that is "guarded by a very lonely soldier staring into the darkness... dressed in a white jumpsuit and armed only with an M16 assault rifle to ward off his imagination."
The story above is indeed tantalizing, though it should be noted that it contains some conflicting information; namely, the fact that the excerpt discusses a “lonely soldier” armed with an M16 which, despite the story’s attribution to the year 1909, didn’t come into use until after World War II (it is unclear, based on the source, whether the anecdote about the lonely guard was added later).