Nyssa 23 wrote:Seeing the episode about Angels as Aliens reminded me about a project that I did in college about faeries. When working on the project, I was surprised to discover the similarities between faerie encounters and alien encounters: missing time, faerie rings (crop circles), abductions, paralysis, etc. Perhaps historical people were seeing aliens and interpreted them as faeries just as others encountering aliens may have interpreted them as angels. I would love to see an episode that explores these similarities.
COULD BE since there is a basis for it in the Celtic tradition. Here is some historical information about the origin of Faeries and their possible connection to aliens as well as some questions I would like answers to.
The topic of Faeries is trivial for most people, but the historical foundation is fascinating and revealing. An excellent source is the historical trilogy concluding with "Realm of the Ring Lords" by Laurence Gardner ... The Ring and Grail history dates back before the pyramids of Egypt and the Walls of Babylon and the two are linked. The Ring stands for wholeness, unity and eternity. Add a cross below for the female, a cross above for the masculine orb of sovereign regalis, and a cross within for the Holy Grail.
Most people don't link the Ring and Grail traditions to Faeries, but they are right in the middle of it
. This is history NOT fiction.
In case you're interested ... this is just a drop, but I tried to stay focused on Faeries:
"The concept of fairies (the fair folk) was born directly from Dragon and Ring Lord cultures, being a derivative of fey (Old French: Faerie) and relating especially to 'fate'. In the Gaelic world, certain royal families (especially those of the Pendragons) were said to carry the faery blood - that is to say, the fate or destiny of the Grail bloodline and of humankind at large - while the Elf-maidens of the Albi-gens were the designated guardian of the earth, starlight and forest. [Albigens: Prior to the Grail's formal subjugation by the Church Inquisition in the Middle Ages, the victimised heterodox Christians (or 'heretics' as they were called) included the Cathars - the Pure Ones of the Languedoc region in the South of France.] The Cathars were fully conversant with the Ring Lord culture and, in accordance with traditions, referred to the Messianic bloodline as the Elven Race, venerating them as the 'Shining Ones'. In the language of old Provence, a female elf was an albi (elbe or ylbi), and Albi was the name given to the main Cathar centre in Languedoc. This was in deference to the matrilinear heritage of the Grail dynasty, for the Cathars were supporters of the original Albi-gens: the Elven bloodline which had descended through the Grail queens of yore such as Lilith, Mirian, Bathsheba and Mary Magdalene. It was for this reason that, when Simon de Montfort and the armies of Pope Innocent III descended upon the region in 1209, it was called the Albigensian Crusade." (This perspective is contrary to Christianity, of course ... but read on.)
"It is for these reasons that fairies, elves, and leprechauns have so often been portrayed as shoemakers and lamplighters, for the fairy cobblers made the shoes which measured the steps of life, while the Shining Ones of the elven race were there to light the way. In national terms, although fairies present a widespread image, they are particularly associated with Ireland, where they are epitomized by the ancient people of the Tuatha De Danann. This formidable king tribe was, nevertheless, mythologized by the Christian monks, who rewrote the majority of Irish history to suit their own Church's vested interest in Eire (Ireland). From a base of the monastic texts, which arose onwards from medieval times, it is generally stated that these people were the supernatural tribe of the pre-Achaean agricultural goddess Danae of Argos, or perhaps of the Aegean Mother-goddess Danu. But their true name, rendered in its older form, was Tuadhe de Anu. As such, they were the people (or tribe) of Anu, the great sky god of the Anunnaki.
" (Great speculation about the Anunnaki - alien race is one speculation. Another is that they are a very ancient, and quite advanced civilization on earth who "came down" from the north. This is out of the scope of Guardner's book, so maybe the AA Series can expound?)
"It is often said that, in strategically mythologizing the hertiage of this noble BC race, the Christian Church was responsible for dubbing them 'faeries', but this is not strictly true. The Tuadhe de Anu were ALWAYS faeries in the Ring Lord tradition, but what the Church did was to redefine the meaning of the word 'faery' ... " When there is a problem or hindrance to power, a conquering entity will try to diminish it to make it less harassing and more controllable.
That was precisely what the Church did with the Tuadhe d'Anu; they reduced the problem (of their existance and sigificance? a barrier they created to the Church's conquest?) by diminishing the nominal significance of this ancient king tribe and, in so doing, portrayed them as minute little figures who were moved into the realm of mythology. Because of this, the miniaturizing of their figures caused a parallel diminution of their history, and their proud legacy was lost from the stage of Western education."
Jumping Foward ...
"Onward from the year 751, the Church sought all possible measures to diminish the status of any royal strain emanting from the original Ring Lords so that the fraudulent document the 'Donation of Constantine' (A very important well-documented scam by the Christian church that gave them the sovereign right to appoint who is royalty and who is not ...See Wikipedia or Google) could be brought into play. Henceforth, only the subjugative Church could determine who was and was not a king (Stacking the deck, I'd say - ever wonder how a family was appointed as a royal?), while the elves and fairies of the Albi-gens were maneuvered from the forefront of history into a realm of apparent fantasy and legend."
Side Bar: Faeries As Elementals (Not in Gardner's book, but he referenced Albigens/Faeries as keepers of the earth, starlight and forest. - Very elemental, but maybe alien too?)
Now ... look at faeries from another perspective ... ever come across a seemingly sane individual who claims to see fairies? Perhaps what they are actually seeing are Earth elementals (Devas, or the floating orbs or energetic emanations from plants and animals, or the basic elements of fire, water, air, and earth. The energies of plants are researched by scientists, but are frequently caught by cameras with a broader light spectrum capability than the human eye. Because the Church created the Faery mythology blooming into a long folk tradition, it is not inconceivable that people who have claimed to see faeries may be conjuring a pre-conceived image - in other words, they see what the Church concocted that has becomes colorful images in fantasy art and mythology - faeires as little creatures. However, that doesn't have to diminish the power of their experience and maybe that accounts for experiences with faery rings. Also, in addition we don't know what happened in the past - alien encounters and natural encounters could have become mixed in the folk tales developed throughout the ages. It's curious that the Anunnaki/Shining Ones were keepers of the earth, starlight, and forrest. If you don't know about elementals, check out Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, first hand elemental experience much researched by scientists around the world.
The ancient guardians of our culture, whatever their origin, have never featured positively in academic teachings. Instead, their reality was squashed from the earliest days of Inquisitional suppression. If you do nothing else, check out the "Donation of Constantine", which is the biggest fraud in history. Then, look around see just how well they did at shaping our culture today.
All that said ... can AA can uncover anything from the Catholic Church's archives, which seems to be better protected than Ft. Knox, or other available historical documents other than the Bible? It could be that the mystery of ancient aliens is well known, but entirely suppressed by the Vatican. The Catholic Church has manipulated a lot of history for political and religious control, but what else are they hiding? Could they possibly have cheated us of an interesting knowledge of our authentic history, our heritage, or from being able to answer the age old of questions of 'who are we?' and 'why are we here?', which is compelling and possibly tied to 'who are the aliens?' and 'why are they here?'