In Greer’s view aliens are physically here (as abductees would have it) but they’re nice (as contactees say). In fact they’re so responsive to open-minded humans that it’s possible to venture out and call them in like a flock of jabbering, sociable mallards. He refers to such human-initiated contact with aliens as “a close encounter of the fifth kind,” or CE-5.
Among other things, he maintains that the great meeting will bring about a millennial revolution in “human consciousness” as men and women breathlessly absorb lessons from beings whose technology, says Greer, “will seem like magic to us.” Replacing the bad old global order will be a harmonious one-world government, as earthlings realize that all of us are adrift, together, in an infinite universe of superior minds.
Much like any contactee, Greer has ascertained this in part through spiritual revelation. To augment what he jokingly calls his “left brain, anal-retentive, medical side,” Greer for years has studied both Transcendental Meditation and the Baha’i religion. TM emphasizes that civilization advances through quantum leaps in consciousness, while Bahaism stresses the spiritual oneness of mankind. Greer also claims to marshall a psychic power known among paranormal seekers as “remote viewing”–an ability to “see” distant events that are taking place simultaneously. And though he shies away from saying that he receives direct mental feeds on an intergalactic beeper, one former CSETIan says that Greer used to have her transcribe his microcassette recollections of “lucid dreams” in which he communicated with “a female entity” from outer space. Publicly, Greer sidesteps the issue, but he clearly hints that CSETIans receive mental nudges from far out in the cosmos, and that it’s all being done for a reason.
“I think that we are being trained,” he says. “This is my sense. I may be wrong. But I believe that somehow we are being thrown into a schoolhouse for the Earth.”
After a review of the basics–the importance of consciousness, the need for “an open mind”–Greer walks us through the Contact Trilogy, his three-component, argot-rich recipe for ET lurin’.
Finally we get the how-tos of “coherent thought sequencing,” which is analogous to what golf-instruction manuals call “visualizing success.” You close your eyes and try to establish a conscious connection with a UFO pilot or commander, and then imagine the flight path that he, she, or it would take to find you. As we perform a 20-minute test think, Greer suggests visualizing macro-scale landmarks–like the finger-shaped western edge of Lake Superior–to give the pilots direction. Afterward he asks who saw what. It’s clear that this group is hair-trigger ready.
“The craft is round,” Lisa says. “A ball. With many different lights around it. They communicate telepathically. If you say, ‘Come in peace,’ they’ll come. If you think negatively, they won’t come.”
“Right, right,” says Greer. “That’s very true.