Erle Frayne Argonza
Good morning from Manila!
I just reviewed the film Indiana Jones recently at one of the theatres of the new Trinoma Mall at North Avenue of my city (Quezon City). The film series is still captivating in special effects and general plot, the flamboyant figure of Dr. Jones still a magnet of awe and controversy.
For sure this film had projected quite well the significance of archeology as a science, and is doing a PR job by promoting this science to adolescents who are fond of adventure and are inquisitive at the same time. Albeit, the series causes chagrin on real life archeologist, including those personal friends of mine in Manila who disdain the plot as denigrating to the anthropological profession.
Let that be the two-side reflection of those viewers who prefer to see that archeological side of the film. I would rather at this moment highlight one facet to Indiana Jones: its reinforcement of accentuating the presence of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligences or ETIs on our planet.
The whole plot in fact was centered on the ETI angle. The relic that was being searched for by a competing force (Soviet agents) and their foreign assets (a former MI6 agent, British) happened to be a crystalline skull whose significance was as recondite as the ocean’s floor.
At the concluding segment of the film, the players ended up in some sanctuaries deep in the Andes jungles and mounts (Peru area). There they stumbled upon the shocking truth that the skull belonged to an ETI, and the cavernous space housing the skeletal ‘remains’ of the ETIs was actually a space ship.
For so many centuries, the owner of the skull (head of the ETI mission team) was waiting for the skull’s return. It was stolen by some adventurers in the past (Spanish conquistadores), but sooner or later it will be returned.
Return did the skull to its owner. And upon its return, the erstwhile dormant being was activated, including its team members. The other dormant skeletons, with their skulls intact, then merged with the team head to comprise one whole unified being, with flesh.
The film revealed that this was the Zeta Reticuli species of ETIs, the ‘Greys’. They were tall, like the 7+ footer ‘greys’ that mystics (I am among them) and observers listed among a short list of ETI visitors and claimants to our planet.
The merging of all the ‘greys’ in the film signified that the said species were unified by their ‘collective mind’, that they didn’t possess individual minds like Earth humans or Earthans. They don’t exactly merge physically in reality, but their electromagnetic bodies (etheric-astral) do merge, something that they can do at will (which we Earthans can only do when our body sleeps and our astral body moves to the ‘dream plane’ or astral plane that happens to be its natural niche).
Already psychically powerful, a merged Zetan (grey) would be even more powerful by hundreds of times than the leader. So powerful was the Zetan that it was able to disintegrate the competing force (Soviet spy) at will.
Then, the Zetan spaceship moved out of the area and quickly moved to ‘hyperspace’, the astral-etheric 4th dimension (‘space between space’) that can short cut the travel to one’s destination across the universe.
It was simply a probe team, not an invasion force, that got stuck up in the Andes during its eco-scanning mission. Just like any probe team, it has to return to base to report its findings. It did just that, as the film suggested.
The latest film re-echoed the thesis of Isaac Asimov, a pioneer of post-modern futures, that galactic intelligences will choose between technological superiority or psychic (occult) superiority to prove which one is superior in the end. (See Asimov’s ‘foundation and empire’ series.)
As the ‘foundation & empire’ series of Asimov kept on re-echoing, those that nurture the occult/psychic side of life over and above technological prowess will prove to be the smarter species. Indiana Jones did re-echo this theme well, and so we Earthans better heed the message.
[Writ 30 May 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]