UFOs and Consciousness, Part II:
Fantastic Facts About UFOs, Altered States of Consciousness, and Mind-at-Large
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sponsored by the Anomaly Archives, INACS, and Austin-IONS
In a sequel to his 2011 presentation for INACS on UFOs and consciousness, SMiles Lewis will explore "close encounters" and "alien abductions" with an eye toward an interpretation of these events as a transpersonal, inter-species, virtual-reality communications mechanism using out-of-body-like altered states of consciousness. Lewis will speculate on the nature and meaning of these experiences and on the potential manipulation of these phenomena by "alien" and human agencies for parapolitical purposes. Drawing on both witness testimony and the work of the world's leading UFO researchers, he will discuss possible intelligences (human and otherwise) behind the UFO phenomenon which have the apparent ability to manipulate belief systems, consciousness, space-time, and what some might term the "soul."
Stephen Miles "SMiles" Lewis is an audio production administrator for the Texas State Library Talking Book Program. He is also the founding president of the Scientific Anomaly Institute, vice president and a trustee of the Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies, a past state section director for the Travis and Williamson County chapters of the Mutual UFO Network, and the Web designer and print publisher of E.L.F. Infested Spaces -- Journal of Possible Paradigms. Lewis served as facilitator for Austin's UFO Experiencer Support Group for nearly ten years and has been interviewed by local and national radio, television, and print media. In 1995 Lewis spoke at the annual conference of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness on the subject of UFOs as a transformative paradigm. His interests in both the physical and folkloric research of parapsychology and ufology have led to his collecting and archiving of over 3000 books on these and other topics relevant to consciousness research and to the founding of the Anomaly Archives lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute.
SMiles Lewis / Robert Price