Alright, since the issue of alien contact is worth discussing, imho, and since it deserves a thread of its own ... rather than becoming a complete diversion to the progress of *this* thread ... I'll start one in the appropriate spot here at Interfaith. My response to the above post is forthcoming, and for anyone interested (primarily ResistET, possibly others) please visit this link to discuss aliens and such. Further discussion on the current thread should be about modern esotericism, from 19th century Theosophy and related groups to the present, etc. Thanks!