Six-part radio interview with Graham Hancock: Part 1 (9:54) LINK; Pt. 2: (8:58) LINK; Pt. 3 (8:58) LINK Pt. 4 (9:52) LINK; Pt. 5 (9:47) LINK; Pt. 6 (9:57) LINK.
Researcher and author Graham Hancock presents his thesis on Coast to Coast radio. "Supernatural" entities -- such as aliens, fairies, devas, and so on -- are actually trans-dimensional beings. Humans encounter them during altered states of consciousness.
The ability to shape-shift has been ascribed to both modern aliens as well as elves and other entities reported centuries ago. About 35,000 to 40,000 years ago, humans underwent a sudden change. There was an emergence of cave paintings and rock inscriptions as evidence of this, Hancock explains. He notes that some of the depictions were part human, part animal.
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These chimera (as they are technically known) are believed to represent these entities. Through altered states (such as the ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms) humans learned advanced skills. These things were transferred across realms, from encounters with these beings.
Even today, shamans [from the Buddhist word for wandering ascetic, shramana] commonly engage in altered-state communications. They feel humankind is at a crossroads: The West has lost positive contact with the spirit world. And many of the world's woes are due to this, Hancock reports.
Part of his experiential research included travelling to South America. There he consumed the psychedelic plant mixture ayahuasca [now legal for sacramental use in the US; see WQ archive].
During one episode, he described a confrontation with an alien being. Rather than being an extraterrestrial, Hancock suggests this being inhabits another dimension that can only be accessed through altered states.