Fifty + Years Loneliness XI (a)

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Al, Me, our Close Encounters of the Second Kind, and Dr C.G.Jung! Part 1

First, I would like to note a point that is hovering in my mind these days. I am a long-time member of WP, and I began reblogging my favourite articles. (I didn’t know what else should I do!) Then I dared to write one by myself as a nobody (I’ve even written an article under this title) and was humbly thankful for your dear support. Now, I want to remind you that I am still the “the humble man, as I ever have been”! One might say: look at this naughty boy; he got so cheeky! No, I am not. I might have been too young to be considered a professional, but I am too old to be a newcomer. I only found the courage to search for my past life and what I’ve learned in my backhead until I found my style. I have always renounced my ability, and I have tried to help Al succeed in his writing goal for the whole of my life. However, I stress that it would not be possible for me without your support. πŸ™πŸ’–πŸ™

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As we all might have heard about the UFO (unknown or unidentified flying objects), and these days the US Congress has (finally) begun to investigate for clarifications. Therefore, I thought it could be a chance to call up my memories and talk about our (Al’s and mine) experience on this subject.

Al and I were attracted to this subject at the end of the sixties to early seventies. We were young, though, but we followed this topic worldwide in the newspapers and other media. It was a hot issue, and we enthusiastically read all of them. Everywhere we looked in the sky, we saw some unknown flying object hovering somewhere, which we laughed at unbelievingly! Then, there came a movie, “The Movie”: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, by Steven Spielberg. It was a confirmation fully for us to take it seriously.

At the same time. We engaged with Sigmund Freud and his psychological themes, though Al was not so happy with his dogmatic conclusions. One day he came to me with a newspaper and said; look!
In principle, there is a new wave in psychology, and its name is Carl Gustave Jung. I took the paper and read the article; it was about the UFOs in the fifties and sixties with a short reference to a famous psychologist named Carl Jung. From that time, we became Jungian.

Jung’s primary concern in Flying Saucers is not with the reality or unreality of UFOs but with their psychic aspect. Rather than speculate about their possible nature and extraterrestrial origin as alleged spacecraft, he asks what it may signify that these phenomena, whether real or imagined, are seen in such numbers just at a time when humankind is menaced as never before in history. The UFOs represent, in Jung’s phrase, ‘a modern myth.’

Dr Jung speaks of the helplessness of humans, and his theory to connect this issue (UFOs) with the psyche of humankind is fascinating. You know, I am a so-called Treky! I mean a great fan of the whole series of Star Trek. We watched them in those days in Iran, the old generation, and here in Germany, the new generation, and all the movies. I just want to say that the dream of humans to be able to travel in space and discover other planets and other species is fair and righteous, but should I reveal how I think about this? I believe this will remain like a dream! Sorry, but I think we humans are too earthy to be able to travel far up the Earth. Travelling with this flesh and blood across the galaxy at the speed of light? Inconceivable! We indeed hear now and then about the trip to Mars and how to take meals and other stuff to survive this long travel. it sounds like we must take the Earth along with us!
I like the ideas about the Klingons and the Vulcans or the Romulans, but I never believe that such a creature like us in this form exists in the galaxies. I do think that we are not the only species in the whole world or worlds, and there is some life up there, but not in this primitive shape as we are! But these all are fascinating.

Anyway, it was in the second half of the seventies, and in Iran, the political agitation and dissatisfaction against the Shah’s regime were on the march. Of course, Al and I were against Shah’s dictatorship, but this revolution had an Islamic smell which we didn’t like! On the other hand, we were deep in our addiction time, and as we were in solitude anyhow, we kept ourselves inside our world.

Oh yes, we had a five-years practice being addicted to heroin. It has its own story, which I will tell one day, but this, in any case, has wholly isolated us from society. But the story about our close encounter comes soon, in part two, of course, as I see this article is already long enough. I will try it next weekend; we will get some friends to visit us on Thursday, and I must see how it goes. Have a lovely weekend, dear friends and “Live Long and Prosper” πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ’–πŸ¦‹

16 thoughts on “Fifty + Years Loneliness XI (a)

  1. Firstly, I’m so pleased that you took the plunge Aladin and started writing yourself and sharing those stories from your life with your readers. I’ve only been reading here the last few years but let me tell you, you have not only entertained me but enlightened me too with the many diverse topics you cover, including your wonderful music and film posts. Al was obviously a huge influence on your love of words, and having read his novel, I know what an excellent writer he was too.

    Secondly, I think interest in the UFO field remains huge, even today. I can remember my own parents being fascinated by them and can remember seeing strange lights in the sky myself on a few occasions as a child. I look forward to reading more of this and your dippy, hippy “trippy” years next time. I wonder if Jung was too embarrassed to come out and say he had seen them too as he was obviously interested but maybe people would have laughed? Love and light, Deborah.

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    • Firstly, I thank you, my lovely angel, for giving me such wings to fly πŸ€—πŸ™ your words are great inspiration for me. And yes, Al was a great writer and I hope I won’t disappoint him as I follow in his footsteps.
      Secondly, I have known somehow that you and your family had some encounters with the aliens πŸ‘½ it’s a special event, as you say, Jung must have had these experiences. πŸ˜‰ May force be with you, dearest Deborah ❀️ πŸ™πŸŒΉπŸ¦‹β€οΈ

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  2. As everybody, I guess, I have been absolutely fascinated by the idea of different people inhabiting the Universe, other Universes, the finite infinite. The blogosphere is metaphorically very similar, as we meet and open to new world and peoples. We are the travellers of a parallel Universe.

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    • Wow, you said that, my lovely teacher. We are the travellers of the parallel Universe. We might just need to find the right path to go into the right direction. πŸ™πŸ€—β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ¦‹

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  3. Are you kidding me, Aladin?! You are not going to tell the story until next week?! Holy crap! ;0) I also have a story, but I’m not going to tell it to you until next week either then. In the interim, I’ll recommend a book: “Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge” by Dr. Steven Greer. It’s great and I think you’ll really love it.

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    • 🀣🀣I will try it to tell my story in this coming weekend, I promise πŸ˜‡πŸ˜…πŸ€— then it’s your turn, okay? πŸ˜‰ thank you for the tip. I have heard about this book. I will look forward to get it.πŸ‘πŸ™β€οΈπŸ₯°

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  4. BRAVO! It is a pleasure to read this, my friend. Inspired writing! And so fascinating. You and Al Discovering Jung. And drugs! (I dabble with substances myself. Mostly just marijuana. Some LSD.). I know, as I’m sure you do too the fantastic art that has been birthed through heroin use. I have no experience with the drug myself. But you are very artistic and intelligent, and therefore I can see why you might be inclined to the substance…

    I have seen all of the new Star Trek movies, and a few of the originals. Four (IV) is my favoriteπŸ‹πŸŒ‰ Fascinating thoughts about space and aliens. Time for Part 2!πŸ›Έ

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    • Oh yes! Using heroin can be interpreted as escaping society and seeking solitude. I am so happy that you used good drugs (Marijuana and LSD) and not the devil-like heroin. It sits in the brain and occupies all organs of the mind. Anyway, thank you, mate, for the encouragement.

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