Starseed And Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before

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In particular, one must be diplomatic in discussing the future evolution of the human species. Larval humans naturally believe that evolution has already reached its highest stage with homo sapiens!
–Timothy Leary, “The Post-Larval Must Be Very Cautious in Communicating with Larval Humans”

A popular trope in the original 1960s Star Trek is that of the “ordinary” person receiving the powers of a god. When we learn that the show’s creator, Gene Roddenberry, was involved in stuff like the channelling of the so-called “Council of Nine”…well, it’s not that big a surprise that this is the trope he chose to go back to over and over again.

In the second Star Trek pilot, “Where No Man Has Gone Before”—the one that actually won Roddenberry an order for the series—we meet Gary Mitchell, a helmsman for the doomed Valiant who gets blasted with mysterious alien “rays” that give him fantastic mental powers.

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Mitchell was an old school chum of Captain Kirk’s, so the latter thinks nothing about inviting him on the Enterprise after the Valiant is mysteriously destroyed. Slowly it dawns on Kirk that Mitchell is crazier than a shithouse rat, due to that intense blast of ESP powers.

Mitchell was played by Gary Lockwood—who would also appear a few years later in that classic movie about the next step in the evolution of humanity, 2001: A Space Odyssey. And so every time I watch “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” I can’t help but think of that film.

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Now: the second episode of the actual Star Trek series (the first being the more traditional sci-fi yarn “The Man Trap”) is “Charlie X”…which once again rehashes this trope (“Where No Man Has Gone Before” is aired the next week).

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17-year-old Charlie Evans was a normal human boy whose family perished in a space accident; he has been raised by aliens who have given him fantastic psychic and reality-shaping powers. If you think this is all going to end with Charlie on the Enterprise going crazier than a shithouse rat—you win the plush pony!

As we consider the plight of psychic wunderkind Charlie Evans, let’s remember who was heavily involved in the “Nine” channeling efforts—Dr. Andrija Puharich, the mentor of “real life” psychic wunderkind/celebrity Uri Geller. Now, both Puharich & Geller believed that the latter derived his “powers” from whom???

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ALIENS!

Per Geller’s own website, in a post provocatively called “Plan Nine From Outer Space”:

I am the beginning. I am the end. I am the emissary. But the original time I was on the Planet Earth was 34,000 of your years ago. I am the balance. And when I say “I” – I mean because I am an emissary for The Nine. It is not I , but it is the group…We are nine principles of the Universe, yet together we are one.

The declaration above is typical of the channelled pronouncements of the Council of Nine – or just ‘The Nine’. They contain all the usual New Age ingredients of grandiose statements, shaky grammar and unprovable predictions. But unlike all the other channelling cults, that of The Nine has serious clout. Perhaps the reason for this is that they claim to be the Ennead, or the nine major gods of ancient Egypt (see panel). Or could there be another reason, one that owes more to The X-Files than the Pyramid Texts?

Although The Nine may appear to be quintessentially a modern phenomenon, our research uncovered its truly astonishing pedigree. In fact, the story begins nearly 50 years ago, in a private research laboratory in Glen Cove, Maine, called the Round Table Foundation, run by a medical doctor named Andrija Puharich (also known as Henry K Puharich).

AND (remember, this is the dude who said he was psychically gonna stop BREXIT):

Puharich, Whitmore and Schlemmer then set up Lab Nine at Puharich’s estate in Ossining, New York. The Nine’s disciples included multi-millionaire businessmen (many hiding behind pseudonyms and including members of Canada’s richest family, the Bronfmans), European nobility, scientists from the Stamford Research Institute and at least one prominent political figure who was a personal friend of President Gerald Ford.

We also know that Lyall Watson (then the darling of the alternative scene because of his seminal 1973 book Supernature) was involved, as was the influential counter-culture guru Ira Einhorn – and Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek…Roddenberry was part of that circle in 1974 and 1975, and even produced the screenplay for a movie about The Nine. How much he was influenced by them is unknown, although it is said that some of their concepts found their way into the early Star Trek movies, and The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine (what a giveaway!) series.

But as we’ve seen in this as well as my first “Starseed and Star Trek” post, Roddenberry had these ideas way before the Star Trek movies.

And…WHAT YEAR did Roddenberry supposedly get involved with The Nine again???

THE MID-1970s, WHAT???

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The same time-period in which Timothy Leary was receiving his “Starseed Transmissions” at the Folsom jail.

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This [information] is not for Every Body. The human species is now at a point of genetic fission. Assume that ninety-three percent of the species is going to adapt to life on the planet. Ecology is the seductive dinosaur science that will lead most of the post-human species to conform to terrestrial conditions, become reasonably comfortable, passive, robot-conditioned cyborg insectoids directed by centralized (ABC, NBC, CIA, CNN, MAO, KGB) broadcasting systems. For terrestrial readers this manual outlines the neurological steps necessary to adapt harmoniously to hedonic, five-brained cyborg existence.

This transmission flashes a different signal for the seven percent who we assume are DNA-designed to attain biological immortality, leave the womb-planet, become galactic citizens and fuse with superior interstellar entities.

This manual is not designed for conventional author-reader games.

It is a signal for mutation.

A test of intelligence.

A scan for personal power.
–Timothy Leary, “The Post-Larval Must Be Very Cautious in Communicating with Larval Humans”

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