Many of the supposed close encounter contacts with aliens, prior to the late Hippie era 1970’s did not mention Sirius, until the book, entitled, The Sirius Mystery was published by St Martin’s press during 1976, authored by Robert K. G. Temple.
When to read Temple’s book, you might conclude that his surname is somewhat apt. Of a curious aside, 1976 reduces down, of numerology, to the notorious number twenty-three, and thence to the number five of pentagram, whose traditional colour association is red.
It just so happens, that Johnny Sands, a country-western singer living in Las Vegas, saw in the sandy desert one fateful night, a 60-foot craft at about 1000 feet altitude, shaped like the Goodyear blimp, with portholes around the circumference on the 29th of January 1976.
The object appeared to land upon the desert sand; Sands then saw two humanoid figures approaching him, the author Carlos Castaneda would term as being shapeshifter, Allies, whose inorganic feminine intelligence frequents the (Da’at) desert between worlds. Sands related that he, froze, he wanted to move, but he couldn’t, as if he had lost his ‘John’ the ‘Baptist’ head. The figures came near him, to about three feet away. Sands believes that the humanoids came from Sirius, since they had amphibious fish gills.
As for Temple’s 1976 book about ‘Silver Star Sirius,’ of the thirteenth Cabbalistic path of Gimel, it presents the now common ancient alien hypothesis that the Dogon people of Mali, in West Africa, were in contact with humanoid amphibians from the Sirius star-system, the Dogon call, Nommo.
However, the Dogon iconography depicts the amphibious Nommo with phallic heads, who represent ancestral shamans, whom were highly adept at inducing trance. The Nommo are emulated by human specialists who seek to attain an amphibious state of hypnagogic trance, betwixt and between the binary star pylons of, (land) waking and (water) sleeping. It is via this altered state of amphibious consciousness that the Nommo adepts are enabled to remote view far off places, such as the Sirius star system, around which the Dogon say there is a planet of (mermaids) women.
The planet of women represents the inner space of the dream, which is symbolically equated with the womb. The womb of the dream is accessed via the hypnagogic state of trance, which is symbolically represented as a star-gate, since the ascendancy of Sirius marks out the best time to attain trance ingress into the watery domain of the dream, in league with the gravitational pull of the Moon.
This inner stargate is seen as the vagina, into which the Nommo adept, trance ‘Slides’ into as a ‘phallus‘, whose ejaculation is his disembodied spirit; the dream then births the shamans symbolised desire as a manifest (sign, portent, omen) synchronicity.
Temple’s extraterrestrial theory was heavily based on his interpretation of the work of the Christian ethnographers Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen. A substantial bulk of The Sirius Mystery consists of comparative linguistic and mythological scholarship, pointing out resemblances among Dogon, Egyptian and Sumerian beliefs and symbols, as well as Greek and Arab myths. But it is used to translate the Judaeo-Christian paradigm into the realm of science fiction, as well as being externalised of a hard-technological perspective. The shamanic aspect is invariably left out of the equation, which is due to misunderstanding, as well as habitually distrusting the psychic component pervading the numerous myths.
This isn’t to say, that when the symbolism is otherwise interpreted from a shamanic perspective it then discounts contact with another form of intelligence. Far from it, since there is evidence that remote viewing is possible via trance, and from within lucid dreams, and that the ability enables an individual to access information throughout space and time, which is essentially a natural form of time travel.
You might consider time travel to be impossible; however, at the quantum level, which can be accessed via dreams, time can move in both directions, this occurs because the fabric of space is expanding faster than light; wherefore, time also flows backwards
In other words, what Temple communicates about the Dogon’s ancient knowledge about Sirius could have been otherwise accessed from the future, when to have consciously accessed the quantum reality of the dream as Nommo, the Dogon describe as a planet of women.
You could equate the planet of women with a future time period around the wheel of the Zodiac pointing out the ages of precession, which of a wobble was symbolised in ancient times as a five pointed Star (Pentagram) atop of the Earth’s (World Tree) axis-mundi.
It is from the planet of women, the Dogon say, human souls emanate; somewhat akin to the consciousness of individuals being downloaded into a (Maya) Matrix (Beehive) of an ancestor simulation.
It is very likely that a time travel technology will be eventually devised, whose hard technology will be based upon what a shaman can do naturally via trance and dreaming in the future.
Whereby the technology will involve what could be construed as being a psychic component. But then the sensory experience of space and time is indivisible to your consciousness.
Such a time control technology will enable your descendants to either send a signal (Philip K. Dick’s Pink Beam) back into the past, in order to ‘spin’ the electron dreams of an ancestor, or that of physically travelling back into the far distant past in a time machine, looking like a UFO, a Hindu would call a Vimana.
The time travellers will not reveal who they really are, who will play surrealist games with their respective contacts. If a time traveller reveals the truth, it could lead to all sorts of problems; for example, the minions of the military industrial complex wouldn’t think twice about appropriating the technology of the time traveller, let alone dissecting him or her, even though the time traveller is your future kin.
Although, at times, they will engage in communicating information in a highly symbolic fashion, which may not be understood by their contact at the time of the encounter, since the symbolic codes have been engineered to be later understood by others.
The underlying reasoning of the surreal games will be that of manipulating society via its myths, which is basically, social engineering in order to engineer alternate realities, the time travellers have the ability to ‘Slide’ between of controlled time-slips.
Should a time technology actually exist apart from what a shaman can do naturally, then the future civilisation of the time travellers is presently all around you, which of varying time-lines would probably require being policed, by what you could term as being Men In Black.
But don’ forget, there will also be Women In Black too, who, as Queen Bees, they drive around in their time travelling shiny black Cadillac’s looking like Vampira, having the surrealist humour of Elvira.