Yesterday I discussed some of the Christians who are upset about the ancient astronaut theory, so today it seems only fair to discuss some New Agers who are also upset about the ancient astronaut theory. We’ve had New Age disagreements over ancient astronauts repeatedly over the last half century, from those who believe the “aliens” were really a lost civilization (Graham Hancock, Andrew Collins, Colin Wilson, etc.) and from those who believe they actually represent a shamanic supernatural (Graham Hancock again, for example). So I read with interest the musings of two Edgar Award-winning authors who believe that the aliens should actually be understood in terms of a quasi-mystical synchronicity.
Trish and Rob MacGregor have each won an Edgar Award for their individual novels, and together they write nonfiction books on New Age mysteries like the Bermuda Triangle. In a blog post this morning, they attacked In Search of Aliens star Giorgio Tsoukalos and also the New Atheists for being too materialistic and not embracing synchronicity as an explanation for the unexplained.
For Georgio (sic), aliens are the answer to virtually every mystery, including the roots of our religion and sense of spirituality. So in Georgio’s world, spirit contact, which is the basis of shamanism and set off the development of religions, was really contact with flesh and blood aliens. That’s the doctrine of these shows.
After all, what’s more important than exploring the nature of reality and questions about life after death, especially when it’s done outside of the limiting beliefs of religious dogma…and, for that matter, outside of alien dogma.