Peace to the Sky
Sky to the Earth
Earth beneath the Sky
Strength in Everyone.
~ from Morrigu’s Prophecy

Monday, January 11, 2016

CovertReport 01 09 2016 - Redemption in Burns Oregon

Thursday, September 26, 2013

News for Exopolitical Mediators 09-26-2013

For those interested in Exopolitical Mediation this tidbit is of interest: 

There are no national standards to measure a mediator's competency, but Maryland's Council for Dispute Resolution “performance-based certification” may serve as a model for other states. 

Source: LinkedIn's group ADR Conflict Resolution and Mediation Exchange Group Members


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cogs in the Wheel of Contact Preparations

Has any reader here considered what it would take to be ready for a world where Contact is a reality?  What might you need?  What would be your greatest fear?  Who would you employ?  What boundaries would be erased?  How would you define an expert?  And to what extent of effort might you be willing to go?

When you are intellectually beyond the un-informed squabbles over truths and deceptions, how might you view what you see in the situational landscape?  How would your concerns and values adjust?  Where would you invest your life and perspectives?

RIA NovostiFEMA, Russian Ministry to Join Forces Against Space ThreatFEMA, Russian Ministry to Join Forces Against Space Threat
12:27 26/06/2013 Russia and the United States will work together to improve protection against meteorites and other space threats, Russia’s emergencies minister said on Tuesday following a joint Russia-US working group meeting in Washington.>>

Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Audio Interview of Cyrellys Geibhendach by TJMorrisET Radio

First ever audio interview with Cyrellys by TJ Morris of TJMorrisET Radio Show at BlogtalkRadio.  Cyrellys discusses issues currently facing the public, governance, and the exopolitical/ufology community.  The interview is 2.5 hours long with many subjects covered.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012


December 2012

Mankind at the dawn of extraterrestrial contact is akin to pre-Socratic thinkers which were termed natural philosophers.  Like them, our entire attention has been focused on our immediate world and its vicinity.  It is a limited view of reality that has consisted only of ourselves relative to the known living species in this world.  And we have sought to understand the origins of our world and the meaning of our lives in this limited context.  Our explorations have largely consisted of science, philosophy, and the spiritual constructions of religion.  So far we have rejected the seemingly naive imaginings of science fiction and fantastic tales of experiences involving highly sentient and developed beings not of our own kind.  We have looked for understanding not in the broader universe with its tangible construct of reality, but rather in our own anthropological view of reality where all concerns, needs, and conclusions revolve around our own.  Like Heraclitus of ancient Greece, we have "sought for myself!"  Yet while we have reached beyond the limits of these crafted paradigms we still cling to these manufactured perspectives, religion, and myth.  More work yet lays ahead of us to establish a more holistic independence of reason and perspectives upon which sciences, doctrines, and everyday living might ponder and build.

We move today with a similar detached curiosity to identify previously unknown elements in our primordial adventure.  But that detached curiosity is not sufficient and far from satisfying.  We fail to reach agreement among our various investigators who are becoming increasingly segregated as they champion primary material toward isolated event patterns and their causes.  We also face a secondary problem arising naturally out of these preoccupations with the material substances; the problem of change.  As so long ago in ancient Greece, some of our number deny the emerging reality of change, while others hide from the reality of Being -- existing -- expressing our selves as a singular people within a wider context which is not closed from the greater community.  This controversy leads to a further problem: the problem of knowledge!  How can something be knowable if it changes from moment to moment?  How can something be knowable when our established bureaucracies have become so introverted that they support an aversion to truth, knowingly or unknowingly, for the sake of their own survival rather than the greater good?  Once again as in ancient Greece the methods of finding Truth has been called into question.  We move from evidence of the senses, to an appeal to reason, and then followed by a "great emphasis" upon deductive logic as a technique for disclosing and and proving this new evolution in mankind's fringe awareness as a means to embrace the change on the more holistic scale.  But these proofs are NOT satisfying!  The cumulative effects of over 60 years of experiencing, seeking, speculating, deducing, and attempting to communicate in such a way as to illicit an affirmative response from our societal hierarchies, exercising control over the masses and its governing systems, has only resulted in a growing conviction that neither experience nor human reason can establish Truths which should be universally accepted.

Pondering ancient Greece, "individualism and skepticism in thought coincided with the economic and political crisis that produced the Peloponnesian War, and the interaction of these various factors brought Greek thought to the dead end represented by the teachings" of their day, likewise in our time does collectivism and skepticism in thought coincide with the economic and political crisis which produces endless terminal wars in the seemingly more penurious areas of our world.  Among our masses rise various groups of highly critical thinkers largely tuned to man and society and who shun what they believe are fruitless speculations about the broader paradigm beyond age old human perspectives.  We observe with horror, all religious, ethical, and political values fall before the onslaughts of their attacks -- attacks utilized as forms of social engineering to create a niche within human perception more harmonious to their various purposes.  In their intent 'grounded being' is a controllable certainty, "a clever devise" of sociological statesmen as a means of preventing thought deviance, maintaining stability, and providing for the masses whose unconcern facilitates malleable intellectual regression.  Among these trans-paradigmic statesmen "justice is simply the interest of the stronger."   We are experiencing a peculiar synchronicity with the pre-Socratic thinkers of ancient Greece who agreed in interpreting the famous dictum of Protagoras, "man is the measure of all things," to mean that  truth and morality were relative and individual matters.  And many go on to accept the extreme skepticism regarding Truth formulated by Gorgias:  "Nothing exists; if anything did exist, it could not be known; if a man should chance to apprehend it, it would still be a secret: he would be unable to communicate it to his fellows."  This is the situation we find ourselves in today regarding extraterrestrial contact as unambiguous contact looms.

My fellow man, into this "intellectual and spirited vacuum" each of you must step.  Your place in history lies in great jeopardy.  It is your immediate destiny to reverse the destructive trend in our planetary human thinking and construct a viable foundation upon which our children may build a world fit for open participation in the greater community.  Your first task is to build an ethical, moral, and philosophical system for the masses to abide, in the face of unambiguous contact discovered, confirmed, and acclimated to, rather than disclosed prior to experience.  The investigating is done!  Like the Sophists, it is your lot to refuse to spend time without introspection.  Socrates explained this step in the following manner, "I have no leisure for such inquiries; shall I tell you why?  I must first know myself, as the inscription at Delphi says; it would be absurd to be curious about what is no business of mine, while I don't know my own self."  In other words, because man has reasoned all Truth and traditional values out of existence the resulting void of meaning demands your attention.  It is therefore the world within you; your behavior before the enigma, through the enigma, and in conjunction with the enigma experienced which must concern you and consume you in this time.  You must attend to the care of the soul and bear yourself anew as a broadened paradigm emerges and establishes itself.  Only you can prevent implosion.  In this it matters not how you identify the soul or the mind of man.  You can only know it is the seat of reason and capable of finding ethical truths, behavioral responsibility, and intrinsic excellence which can and will restore the meaning and value of life.  Like Socrates you must not doubt such things can be found and that they will be universally accepted as good.  Socrates believed if people would place themselves under the rule of reason, they would recognize and desire what is good and true, for the nature of goodness and truth is such that all who recognize it will want it; all evil and error are the products of ignorance.  This is the meaning of his well-known statements that "virtue is knowledge" and "nobody errs willingly".

I ask you, are you satisfied with the beliefs of being a singular presence in this universe?  Are you satisfied with the absences of Others contradictory to experiential evidence by so many of your peers?  It is said in sociology that it requires only 3% of a population to tip the scales of understanding.  Far greater than that percentage has encountered the enigma in varying degrees.  How much for you is enough to accept and live by this new scope of awareness, rather than by dialectical inconsistencies in what you have been taught systemically -- a false truth of your reality?  When will you exhort what you have come to understand?  Why do you cling to skepticism, whether by belief or by shield, when you accept and express so many other myths with less proof in hand?

The ground has been prepared.  Those who have experienced the enigma both within the system of governance and outside the system of governance have a great seed planted in common.  That seed is to grow into fruition a tree of life; a tree of change from subversive secrecy, fear, and self-servancy to a paradigm of optimism, commonality, exhortation, and an embrasure of an eternal truth both about reality and ourselves.  This achievement is yours to attain and bequeath to your children and associates.  The solution to the problem is you; knowing your time; knowing to speak and express an excellence of being, come what may.

Cyrellys Geibhendach
Compass Morainn
An Association of Exopolitical Mediators and Facilitators
Montana, USA December 2012

**Three reasons for speaking come what may:  for instruction against ignorance, council against strife, and Truth against harmful Falsehood.

***Three words of counsel from an old teacher:  know thy power, know thy wisdom, and know thy time.

Three followers of wisdom:  imagination, purpose, and endeavor. -- Irish Triad

FiOs ~ "Vision, Memory, Dream" Berla Feini (old Irish), "Knowledge" Modern Irish.

In singing, in exploring our connection to our Spirit and the Creative Source, then turning to examine our Reality, what we thought was only Imagination or only a Dream is revealed to be the most powerful Truth of all...

Friday, April 27, 2012

Return of Open Minds Forum

Hi Everyone!

In case you had not already heard, OMF is now back online in a new location. She is better organized and ready to rock. A copy of the original Archive is linked up and ready for access.

You can find the new OMF at the following:

Lucianarchy's Original Open Minds Forum - Alpha Site

Lucianarchy's Original Open Minds Community Forum

One note about the Archive: We found a glitch in access to the Encounters section. It is being looked at for a remedy. It's on the To Do List to get fixed.

If anyone finds any other glitches across the system just give a yell and we'll get to it as quickly as possible.

We look forward to seeing everyone there. Spread the word.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Warning Statement About the Forum Wars

,Compass Morainn has stepped into the public arena on the recent forum wars to make a statement about the use of hosting companies against their own as a weapon to censure public knowledge caches. 

Recently there has been an internet wide protest of great effect on the issue of censure-ship and how systemic processes and management tools are created and then applied under the guise of protective responses to unpalatable truths or malicious self-serving acts that may or may not fall under any heading termed terrorism.  That protest was over the recent attempts to install an open patent on what is happening anyway under the table.  SOPA and PIPA in the US Congress fell under world-wide condemnation across the net and was forced to withdraw their propositions for tyrannical controls and proposed eradication measures.

This is like I said only the public face of what goes on under the table across the board on issues of Constitutionality, corruption, and even the Contact Paradigm.  The Contact Paradigm, due to the derision it is subjected to by the controlled media is held in trust for the public by a broad community of public individuals who operate in association with not just idle entertainment but even professional bodies and in some cases aspects of governence.  These people are the only thing that stands between the world and complete utter inexcusable ignorance.  And they are under habitual attack by anti-disclosure factions who come by way of proxies in every form imaginable. 

That conflict paradigm has recently taken on a whole new level of dementia and violence in the way of Forum Wars which has resulted in a 6000 plus member forum of distinction and renown being virtually nuked into oblivion by its own hosting company who obliged complaints of Libel by disgruntled and self-serving parties.

This has raised serious questions about the extent of actions that the anti-disclosure factions out there in both their public and non-public forms will go to achieve societal control, thought insemination, and paradigm censor-ship and social engineering.  This has caused us to carefully consider whether we will tolerate this level of activity and unethical conduct.  Therefore Compass Morainn has deemed these actions as a CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER and so produced a public statement on the matter.  Here is a copy of that statement:

Re: Memos to Members
« Reply #8 Today at 9:16am »


Hi All!

I have an announcement to make: Due to the recent Forum Wars that is resulting in hosting companies being used as weapons of mass destruction to take out whole forums containing the People’s Knowledge Cache’s on the histories, interactions, and events of ufology and exopolitics (such as this and this and this), I am activating Emergency Action Plan No.1, in the event that these wars should roll around and attempt the same here at Compass Morainn.

In the event of catastrophic attack, Members are to go to either my Facebook page at:   or visit my account of published articles under  to review instructions that will be posted in short order article form, for where to go as a Reconvene point for the community, participants, and observers.
You should know that unlike other forums which have fallen victim in this under the table virtual knife war, that Compass Morainn will not remain idle were it to be so engaged. An offensive plan and a defensive plan stands ready to be applied and there would be no mercy in its actions across the Internet on the perps and their affiliates.
Rest assured that CM’s material content is subjected to a regular backup and any matter affecting its presence on the internet will only cause it to be rapidly reborn exponentially elsewhere. Someone who closely considers this in terms of effects and ramifications would rapidly come to the conclusion that this would theoretically result in a weird form of intergroup-communication and public notification of that communication, in such a way that would ultimately drag the Conflict Paradigm of the human reaction to Contact wide out into the open. That is true…it would be one wild way to disclose to the public about the proverbial pink elephant in the room, but it would be more to the point -- effective to paint the picture of the ethos and immaturity of some of the parties in the mix.

The whole point of this is precisely what a friend recently remarked: There is no half measures when it comes to Disclosure. If engaged the paradigm will roll over you like a tidal wave in full bore and it is not something once initiated that could possibly be held back. And with it will rise all the dirty inequities of mankind…the socks in it’s closet, so to speak, will be the vehicle and the sudden stop at the bottom of the long fall from grace. Pardon the pun.

Cyrellys Geibhendach
Compass Morainn

I will go to war if I must…and I will call the wildcards of the world into a new playground where dreams and fears and unconcern have by right of un-acknowledgement, great weight. WWIII may have to take a backseat to this one. And someone had the unbelievable nerve to tell an Apprentice to Synchronicity: sit down and shut up.  ~  Elemental Thoughts on Paradigm Commonalities, Patterning, and A Hidden Conflict

All Mankind of Earth bends knee and pays a homage in one form or another to the Creative Source...and you will be reminded of that.
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Source of Statement:  Here

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Message From Compass Morainn Regarding January 18 2012


From: Cyrellys Geibhendach, Compass Morainn Admin
Subject: Compass Morainn joins in the Fight Against SOPA - Blackout of Jan. 18

On January 18, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Compass Morainn's main website will be going dark to protest the looming SOPA (House) and PIPA (Senate) Bills. We are joining with many other websites across the internet who are also going dark in protest.

These bills directly affect every living and communicating soul on the planet in an adverse way. Compass Morainn invites everyone to review's notice about this event and leaves with each reader an open invitation to join in this fight for liberty in defense of the tools of humane opportunity and mankind's capacity to learn, share, communicate, and solve through mutual participation the problems of our world via the freedom we currently have across the internet domain.

The black-out will only affect the main website of Compass Morainn at

The Members Forum, the Journal and news site at yahoo groups will remain open for use to members & visitors to continue their work and discuss the event if they so wish.

Cyrellys Geibhendach
Compass Morainn

cc. Compass Morainn Journal & List

Enclosed for your review:

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From: Oath Keepers

Date: Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Subject: Oath Keepers Joins the Fight Against SOPA - Blackout of Jan. 18

To: eliasalias@------

Oath Keepers Joins the Fight Against SOPA - Blackout of Jan. 18
On January 18th, 2012, from 8am to 8pm Eastern, the Oath Keepers website will go dark to protest the looming SOPA (House) and PIPA (Senate) Bills. We are joining with many other websites across the internet who are also going dark in protest.

On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill - PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House - to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity.

Our First Amendment protected right of free speech is now directly under assault by a berserk U.S. Congress and White House. Our voluntary black-out is being done in conjunction with countless other websites to help the public understand the serious dangers in SOPA and related bills awaiting passage in Congress right now.

SOPA and PIPA are to the First Amendment what the NDAA military detention and trial provisions are to the Fourth, Fifth, And Sixth Amendments - allowing for the "black bagging" and "disappearing" of websites on a mere accusation alone. If such laws are enacted, the following may as well be posted by the government when they shut sites down:


Your attempting to access and associate with this site has been noted, your IP address has been recorded, and you too are now being evaluated as a possible candidate for unlawful belligerent designation. Have a nice day."

That is the kind of Orwellian world the internet will have become, under SOPA/PIPA or other such nonsense.

The First Amendment is first for a reason.

Without it, peaceful redress, correction, and removal of oath breaking officials becomes impossible, leaving you with only the Second Amendment to secure your rights. The internet is our most powerful weapon of free speech, which is exactly why the powers that be want to shut it down. With a free internet, they no longer have a monopoly on the exchange of ideas and the spreading of information, and that scares the hell out of them. So, we can expect them to do all they can to find a way to shut the internet down or to tightly control it.

Thus, the same "bi-partisan" pack of traitors and useful idiots who passed the NDAA now want to kill the internet. We must defend it with as much dedication as we would defend our right to bear arms.

Over the weekend, the Obama administration issued a statement on the blacklist bills, saying it would oppose PIPA and SOPA as written, and said that it "will not support" any bill "that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet" (whatever that means - surely the people pushing this will not admit it does those things). But remember, Obama said he would veto the NDAA, and then turned around and signed it. By dong so, he joined in on the treason of Congress. Obviously, if he cannot be trusted to keep his oath when it comes to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments (or the Article Three, Section 3 Treason Clause), he should not be trusted to protect the First Amendment either. Do not rely on such promises from Obama or from any of your congress-critters. And even if they "table" these bills for now, you can bet they will try to cram them through under some other name, or buried within some other bill (like the NDAA). Keep the heat on them all and get the word out.

This will be an ongoing fight, until all of these oath breakers are removed from office. Read more about this issue at EFF.ORG

And spread the word! We must defend all of the Bill of Rights, for all Americans. Period.

Stewart Rhodes
Founder of Oath Keepers

PS - our members forum will still be online during this blackout, and you can discuss SOPA/PIPA there.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Why? The question of Compass Morainn

IMAGES OF CHANGE...I could have left it as it was originally published...but change is as simple as re-writing ones future....going from paradigm of conflict and confinement to a different tack:

The question was why we come together in support of exopolitical mediation, when the places we emerge from are diverse and sometimes controversial?  Why is this desireable by those who've experienced aspects of the extraterrestrial contact paradigm?

Because we have forsaken ignorance, deceit, corruption, and the harming of those least in position to effectively defend their undeniable liberties and living truths!

It is possible for the philosophies of the individual and the collective to function in unison; two cogs making it possible for the wheel to spin in true efficiency; engaging potential in ways neither could do alone.  

Because we're fools to make war on
our brothers in arms. 
-- Dire Straits, Brothers In Arms.

Impossible is just a big word thrown around
by small men who find it easier to live in the
world they've been given then to explore
the power they have to change it

Impossible is not a fact.  It's an opinion.

Impossible is not a declaration.  It's a dare.

Impossible is potential.

-- Unknown.

Some things in this Universe unite All of Us.
Common Ground
The proverbial Third Option.

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Album: Brothers In Arms
Year: 1985
These mist covered mountains

Are a home now for me

But my home is the lowlands

And always will be

Some day youll return to

Your valleys and your farms

And youll no longer burn

To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction

Baptisms of fire

Ive witnessed all your suffering

As the battles raged higher

And though they did hurt me so bad

In the fear and alarm

You did not desert me

My brothers in arms

Theres so many different worlds

So many different suns

And we have just one world

But we live in different ones

Now the suns gone to hell

And the moons riding high

Let me bid you farewell

Every man has to die

But its written in the starlight

And every line on your palm

Were fools to make war

On our brothers in arms

Lyrics reprinted for expression of concept.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Facilitating Drawing Water

Facilitating Drawing Water
By Cyrellys Geibhendach
July 14, 2011
Permission granted to copy & distribute intact without changes.

What do all of the following have in common? Social policy, living conditions conducive, intellectual exchange, research, facilitation, cultural policy, ecopsychology, dialogues, impact, competitiveness, development, secret history, extreme prejudice, global paradigm shift, beyond myth, interactive, balanced outcomes, ancient mysteries, quarantined planet, foresight effect, self-centered policy makers, discipline parallel, watching veneer, negative vs positive thinking, exercize unique collection, back-channeling, university ufology, extraterrestrial hypothesis, exopolitics definition, positive psychology, exopsychology, exopolitics and bioethics, and ET contact all have in common? Exopolitical Mediation.

Now that I have your attention...

I spend entirely too much time wondering why people do what they do. I wonder how much time they invest in their choices. I see only one crooked hitch with extraterrestrial contact cold-turkey method...the cat is out of the bag that some global leaders and various groups of insiders know all about it and have a long running history in Contact AND that the history of Contact runs the full extent of human existance on this planet.

Presenting a case for peace:
Too many people can't and won't be lied to any longer. That is becoming a growing phenomenon around the entire planet. It's not Contact that is the's the lies that have the leaders and managers and other peripheral personnel in hot water with the public sentiment; its the failure to maintain an open line of communication or lack of meaningful and truthful communication. And it is fueling other sentiments about all the secrecy, lack-of transparancy, behavior that is seen as over stepping authority or even illegal at times, and the lack-of acknowledgement and responsibility taken for the mind-games of the past etc. I'm not specifically pointing fingers here. I'm trying to make a point and suggest some solutions. I consider myself a third party observer in this conflict-paradigm that has formed between them and the aware public. If you need an example (small scale) just check out Larry W. Bryant, a journalist of renown in ufological research, who recently experienced a direct snubbing by NASA who is trying to foist $100 plus dollar fees upon him for information to which he is legally entitled as a journalist. NASA is intelligent enough to send aerospace contraptions beyond the atmosphere, so one would expect that they're intelligent enough to do a simple google search and discover his credentials. Of course they know who Mr. Bryant is but that is part of the silly, destructive game. Both the aware public and aware PTBs are mutually responsible for the creation of this conflict-paradigm through seemingly miniscule, incremental behaviors which is then mimic'd across the social spectrum of the planet. I haven't perceived this as a one-way street. There are social factions among the public which are equally responsible for perpetuating this situation and the problems it creates. In my opinion, it will take both broadly described groups to fix it.

Members of the public are currently having a grand time chasing after ET's COVERT CONTACT and swapping tales over it. It is interesting to listen to all the conversations among these people about the PTB (powers that be). According to them the PTB are either proverbial imbeciles or brain dead to not notice what the public observers have; to not hear their stories; to not take all the evidence seriously or at the very least with a little interest and non-comedic respect, etc. This too fuels the conflict-paradigm and continues the construction of moments subjected to rises of resentment, open hostility, aggression, malice, and the professed need for recompense. Exopolitical mediators experience first-hand this conflict-paradigm behavior when trying to make connections between the public and aware intermediaries with the contact control structure and the PTBs.

This symptomatic behavior oozing from this conflict-paradigm sometimes results in negative feeding-frenzies with communicators ending up as the victims. This is an example of an Old Irish concept of 'dire-price' or 'honor-price'. When a perceived crime was committed against a person or against personal or tribal property, a fine or consequence, sometime social and sometimes monetary or tangible, was exacted or assessed against the criminal and his tuath (clan/family and extended relatives or adopted members and associates). The dire price is often given a greater subconscious priority than communication or communicative interaction which is defined as dialogues without proof involved.

Those individuals or groups acting upon exacting the dire price see an opportunity to do so and victims often cannot not pay their way free of it with any form of proof having a discernable value high enough for the opportunists to cease their attack. What is even more interesting is that those bystanders who either know or suspect a communicator to be genuine will follow the collective and stand silent when they could stop this social punishment. They do so because of the history. Those PTB and their associates who know, are seen by the collective as having breached the social codes of conduct of the collective (aware public).

In Celtic tradition a person's honor had a specific monetary value (dire/honor-price). If one's honor was damaged, the person who had done the damage could be made to pay a price; dire-price or honor-price. One's honor was a kind of strength which was highly valued. If an enemy tried to harm a person, the enemy would likely lose body parts for the trouble. But on the opposing position the enemy's relatives were liable for his crimes and legally responsible to pay the 'honor-price'. For committing some crimes a person's honor-price was revoked, which meant that others could kill or wound them with impunity, and the victims family could not ask or require compensation.

There is a saying, "Without Trust between Individuals, there can be no Tribe." There can be no coherent collective public or quasi-public without it. A conflict-paradigm is the antithesis to a coherent and cooperative effort as a collective based on trust. Trust ALWAYS begins with communication and finishes with a relationship based on mutual positive experience. There is nothing positive in social conflict or personal greed for recompense or social status ill-applied. When initial attempts fail at connecting paradigm groups into cohesive collectives it is persistance and perseverance that salvages the situtation. These things may be generally deplored but without them fears, concerns, and objections become irrelevant and the cause of the objection is often lost in the ensuing muck-throwing contest. I'm not defending the rotten behavior of either party...just observing it and shaking my head because this situation should not be left as's too destructive to both groups involved.

I have to ask, can this conflict-paradigm be surpassed? Can we as a specie escape this vicious circle, this rift, that has been created? Has there ever been a time when personal and often individualistic greed for recompense and personal social status, been relinquished in favor of choices which hold greater benefit and nurture for both individuals and the collective?

I suggest that the answer to these questions is yes. It can be done and has been done. I proffer to you an example out of ancient history: "Loyalty in the tuath was also important, for without this trust and cohesiveness it would be all too easy for any individual to perish, alone and without aid. The tuath depended upon mutual assistance and collective labor, for the survival tasks of herding, farming, and gathering were beyond the means of any one "nuclear" family. Truth was of utmost importance to the Celts, and the discernment of truth is a theme that is touched upon in many of the traditional tales. In "Cormac's Cup" for instance, the object of the tale was a cup which would shatter when three lies were told and mend again when three truths were uttered. This implies that some actions are not and can not be "relative", but instead are considered absolute and have value as being true. One either has or has not put water in the bucket. It cannot be both full and empty at the same time, at least within ordinary, mundane reality. The state of the bucket is a truth. Truth is one basis of proper judgment, and offering false judgment was believed to be one of the things that destroyed a tuath," Erinn Rowan Laurie. It is not the differences or the power that bind groups together into collectives, but rather the truths; those matters which groups hold in common relationships. It is their similarities on a social and spiritual level which bind the ties and support cohesion.

There was a time when we Old Irish seemed new to this world and generally practiced this aversion to greed; when the individual and the collective functioned for the most part, as a team....two well oiled interlinked cogs in the same wheel. I don't think it is that it didn't exist, or that it was always successful, or that myth paints pretty pictures for our time. Rather, I think compatibility and social cohesion existed in the collective of that time because there were clearly defined behavioral and ethical guidelines....boundaries of acceptable behavior, codes of conduct, that everyone understood clearly and agreed upon...making it possible for minor and major breaches of those codes to be pointed out and create a starting point for dealing with situations of breaching or transgression when they inevitably arose.

We don't seem to have any of that in this day and age. In mundane terms, we live in a socio-political free-for-all; laws are unclear, or hidden to all but a highly educated few because there are so many meaningless laws that law, itself, is a maze no one even cares to understand anymore unless greed is involved; philosophy is not taught as a required subject in schools; control of youth behavior by the family, for another example, is under severe attack to the point that many parents fear to do any firm disciplining without officials getting involved resulting in tribal-like social constructions among youth and general chaos in many communities. And two groups on Extraterrestrial Contact who have far more in common than they have in difference can't manage open and civilized communication events without alot of haggling over what constitutes a lie, or whether or not proof is actually proof or even necessary in the first place, and whether or not any act is ever legally or ethically actionable or of value. I think it is true that trust develops more easily and a community becomes more than a fractured group of people who claim they believe similar things when communication, honor, and truth are involved; when the parties concerned are at the very least willing to attempt it.

I do think is that individual and group greed is most often opportunistic behavior ill-applied. Sometimes that behavior is self-centered with altruistic results...and sometimes it is self-centered with destructive, disruptive, and incapacitating results. Like so many things on this world, I see it as a mixed bag of negatives and positives depending upon peoples choices. We don't teach about greed or how to manage or control it in this day and age. We don't respect inequities anymore so we pay for it day after day like gluttons for self-punishment, failing to understand how we got here and sometimes even missing where we are in the scheme of things.

I think we can figure this out. Basically, I don't so much think as I BELIEVE we can figure this out. No conflict-paradigm is healthy to leave intact. We have all the tools lying scattered across the ground around us. In order to use them effectively to solve our mutual problems and achieve mutually beneficial goals between paradigm groups, we need to learn to work together as a team once again...and that means going after the Unknown Country together -- including the PTBs, their people, and the full history of Contact too -- uniting a fractured and fearful world through our commonalities.