It is generally common knowledge now that the Germans during the 1930s and 1940s were actively engaged in the creation and perfection of an anti-gravity device that could be used to not only to transcend the known boundaries of space but also those of time. The appearance of saucer shaped craft over Germany and over other parts of the world after 1945 are testament to the fact that both the Americans and the Russians had obtained German scientific knowledge through the capture of scientists from the Third Reich. The technology was particularly developed by the Americans after the war and these manmade craft are the basis of most UFO sightings seen since then. We do not need to look for a fanciful extraterrestrial explanation when a more logical and terrestrial one will suffice!
However there is a deeper and spiritual dimension to this phenomena which is rarely explored. Carl Gustav Jung touches on this subject in his Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1961), a most interesting work which I unhesitatingly recommend to my readers. Dr Jung states:
"I refer to the worldwide rumours of Unidentified Flying Objects, of which we began to hear as early as 1945. The rumours are founded either upon visions or upon actual phenomena. The usual story about the U.F.O.s is that they are some kind of spacecraft coming from other planets or even from the fourth dimension.
"More than twenty years earlier (in 1918), in the due course of my investigations of collective unconscious, I discovered the presence of an apparently universal symbol of a similar type-the mandala symbol. To make sure of my case, I spent more than a decade amassing additional data, before announcing my discovery for the first time. The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man." (pages 366-367)
For Jung the manadala is "the simplest model of a concept of wholeness" but also it is "the likeness of the God-image". There are many descriptions of the manifestation of U.F.O. like craft to be found in the religious works of man, including the Old Testament in Ezekiel chapter 1with the famous description of the wheels:
It is clear to me that on a spiritual level the manifestation of these strange phenomena is an indication of an internal conflict within the inner self of man. Some of these manifestations may be attributed to physical craft and some to spiritual visions but it is very difficult to distinguish between the two. As we rush to Ragnarok-Korangar these manifestations appear to be increasing and are on a certain level the heralds of the coming final conflict that must bring the Kali Yuga to a conclusion and for the new Golden Age to come, the Age of Widar, Woden reborn.
1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.3 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.22 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above.23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies.24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
Apart from the mandala shape of the typical U.F.O. there is also the characteristic of its superior speed and ability to accelerate very quickly. This reminds me of a quotation from the Rig Veda:
"FLYING, with falcons, may your chariot, Asvins, most gracious, bringing friendly help, come hither,-
"Your chariot, swifter than the mind of mortal, fleet as the wind, three-seated O ye Mighty." (Hymn CVIII. Asvins, Griffith translation)
There are many such references to the chariots of the Gods being able to travel faster than human thought in the Rig Veda. The Rig Veda is a collection of our most ancient sacred Aryan writings and a must read for those who follow this blog.