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    Implications of Contact

    Several new articles have just been put online in JAR Magazine.

    The theme is 'the implications of contact':
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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    We are not alone. We never have been.

    For millennia, humankind has been engaged by non-human intelligences. So, what does that mean? What are the implications? If we want to understand this phenomenon, we must seek to learn from contact experiences. Trying to understand this phenomenon by focusing on UFOs or UAPs makes about as much sense as trying to understand humankind by observing cars. So, we asked our panel what they thought what the most important implications are of contact experiences.

    These implications play on many different levels. There are implications on an individual level: how are the contact experiencers affected? How did the experiences change their life, their beliefs? There are implications on many societal levels: Politically, how do governments respond? Socially, how do non-experiencers respond? How do the media respond? What does the contact phenomenon mean for science, and how do scientists respond? Etc. And then, there are the more existential questions for humankind as a species: what does the contact phenomenon mean for our place in the universe? What does it mean for our understanding of reality? What is our relationship with these non-human intelligences? Are they our creators? Are we their cattle? Are they visiting galactic neighbors?

    The ramifications of the contact experience may very well constitute the greatest challenge humankind has needed to address. The questions are endless, and the answers few. Yet we have reached a point where we no longer can ignore these questions.

    Our panel members all approached the topic differently. Some address the implications on an individual level, i.e., for the contact experiencers, while others also look at the bigger picture.

    Part 1

    Preston Dennett focuses on the transformational impact of the contact phenomenon. In his article, he looks at how it is already affecting our technology, healing and medicine, environmental awareness, and our spirituality.

    Thomas Minderlé starts with his own experiences and talks about how extraterrestrials involved in abductions are secretly manipulating us and preparing us for a new world in which they coexist openly with us.

    Bill Konkolesky looks at the wide variety of individual responses we can expect, which may create some challenging times.

    Part 2

    Denise Stoner wonders whether the most important implications will be for religions. She also asked the same question about the most important implications to about a dozen contact experiencers. All their replies are included in her article, too.

    Nadine Lalich explores how being exposed to species with higher intelligence will affect our consciousness, spirituality, and attitudes, and hopes that we as a species will grow from the experience.

    Part 3

    In his article, Giorgio Piacenza has an in-depth look at several tough challenges we will be facing once we are willing to admit we are interacting with Non-Human Intelligences.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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