It's October. Fall is in full swing. The leaves are changing fast animated by colder temperatures, cloudy skies, wind and rain. A beautiful time of year.
October is also the month we celebrate Halloween 10/31 before All Saints Day on 11/1. With this new series of images, that will go on for a few posts, I've been thinking of differences between aliens and angels (hence the image's subtitles). I don't really think there is any difference between aliens and angels. Was the virgin Mary visited/impregnated by an angel? Or did she have an alien abduction experience where she became impregnated? There are so many stories in the Christian Bible that could be attributed to alien interception/experience from the birth and ascension in the New Testament to the Exodus of the Old Testament. Angels are not of this earth and neither are aliens so it seems to me that they are one and the same. I suspect that angels and aliens are the same they just appear to us in ways we can best comprehend them: Whether they are little gray humanoid figures or winged/robed figures. Both aliens and angels are often depicted as intersex (neither male nor female) or androgynous (both male and female). It only makes sense that we understand things according to our own experience/knowledge. We live in a technological age so it makes sense that in the wake of our experience with machines that fly that we would experience alien life as flying through space on machines (space ships, rockets, saucers etc). But back in ancient times of the bible; machines that fly were completely inconceivable and could not even be imagined. So beings that travel through air/space were described as having wings like that of a bird which is something the people of that era COULD comprehend. So are aliens really angels and angels really "little gray men"? I suspect this is something I'll be thinking about for a long time and time will tell as our understanding of the universe and our place in it continues to evolve. As our knowledge and experience grow, as we continue to evolve as a species we may end up having a completely different view of aliens/angels in the future. You may start to see some similarities between my images in this series and figures in prehistoric cave paintings that depict alien life.
The three images posted here today from left to right are:
Ascend To Lightning (aliens & angels)
The Hand Around The Corner (aliens & angels)
Three Eyes and One Mouth (aliens & angles)
There was a Contemporary Christian Musician that wrote a wonderful song titled U.F.O. And while it is about Jesus it blurs the lines between religion and extra-terrestrial nicely. Enjoy.
Drift or drifting is often referred to in unappealing terms. But drift can be a force of nature, like when lava from a volcano is drifting down it's sides carrying chunks of rock that drift along in the molten lava. For me this image captures that slow drifting movement.
Sadly we live in a time of outrage. Everyone is outraged at something or someone. Media is outraged. Politicians are outraged. People are outraged in the name of religion. Regular citizens are outraged. Will it take destroying ourselves to stop the madness? For all it's advances in technology humanity is still living in the dark ages emotionally. In fact I think the case could be made the humanity is not evolving but devolving to the most base animal instincts.
In fact if you watch the opening section ("The Dawn of Man") in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY https://youtu.be/ypEaGQb6dJk the only difference between us today and the animals portrayed in the film is technology. The behavior is the same. Outrage causes reasoning that is only used for destructive purposes.
What do you think? Do you have hope? Why? What can you provide that will make me believe? Your considered thoughts and questions are welcome.