Welcome to my new website for my new podcast and thank you for your interest and attention! I hope you will enjoy the journeys I plan to undertake for your benefit (and mine) through this powerful and exciting medium of communication.
It is my intention in launching my “Under the Stars” podcast to create a safe space for exploring fields of human endeavor that are now increasingly being excluded from rational public examination by the world’s tech and media giants, or that have long been misrepresented and misunderstood.
At the same time, I intend to take a stand in favor of ethnically practicing the fast-disappearing arts of the fair, well-informed interview and of lively, friendly and respectful conversation.
I aim to give you the pleasure of learning about developments in spirituality, technology, art, regeneration (from agriculture to human health) and science that have the potential to help you make better informed choices about how you strengthen your personal autonomy, your most important relationships, and your spiritual sovereignty.
All of that, of course, is easier said than done. I am fortunate that I am not by any means alone in this project, having the benefit of support from Frank Dauenhauer, Managing Director of the Center for Anthroposophical Endeavors (CFAE) (www.cfae.us). I am also supported by my friends and associates who are aligned with the MysTech organization (www.mystech.org), which operates under the umbrella of CFAE. I am grateful for their support, for the excellent technical services of Byron Fabrizio and Gyland Jackson, and for the support of friends such as Paul Carter plus other friends and family members who have contributed to this effort in many ways and share my interests and concerns about humanity, as well.
MysTech derives its name from “Mystery” as in the “Mystery Centers of Antiquity” and “Technology,” and is informed out of the spiritual scientific thinking of the German scholar, mystic and prolific public speaker and author Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), who founded the Anthroposophical movement. Anthroposophy (“the wisdom of Man”) has its roots in German idealist philosophy, and in the writings of Johan Wolfgang von Goethe and the Rosicrucian movement, which reintroduced the ancient teachings of the cabala, astrology, and alchemy into Europe in the early 1600s. Steiner is best known popularly for his efforts in founding the movements of Waldorf education and biodynamic farming and gardening. (www.anthroposophy.org)
Although I am grateful for the support that I receive from CFAE and the MysTech organizations, this podcast is an independent project which I direct. Nevertheless, I am very much in touch with the concerns addressed by the MysTech organization, as explored in their conferences and other ways. It is best to provide you with more context about those concerns directly from the MysTech website:
“How can we rightly understand science and apply it to technology? This, as a moral question, is what MysTech seeks to answer. The evolution of science beyond its boundary with the physical world is one of the main missions of MysTech. Another is, from this understanding, to realign science with human freedom and from this create technologies that can evolve in a symbiotic nature with our natural, conscious and spiritual evolution.”
I was honored to deliver the Keynote Address to the 2020 MysTech Conference, in which I addressed questions lingering around alleged transfers of “alien” technologies to the human world as described by former officers in the US Armed Services such as the late US Army Colonel Philip J. Corso and others. I also touched on the challenges facing humanity through the people and forces that are promoting a “transhumanist” future for all of humanity, in which our intelligence is presumably enhanced, and our lives prolonged by nanotechnologies in our bodies that are intended to connect us all in consciousness in the supercomputing “cloud.”
I was able to offer perspective on the matter of alleged or reported “alien”-human technology transfers through my work on an earlier project that opened my eyes to the complexities of trying to have a rational conversation about such matters. I refer specifically to the research I undertook to report on the life and writings of author Whitley Strieber, whose non-fiction narrative “Communion: A True Story” (Morrow, 1987 and subsequent editions) was the best-selling UFO-related book of the twentieth century. In researching my book “Report on ‘Communion,’” (Morrow, 1989; Avon, 1990), and in later years, I attended UFO conferences and interviewed leading figures in the American UFO-related world. I was also independently approached by former Air Force officers and others who had extraordinary stories to share with me about their UFO-related experiences and encounters with crashed craft while on active duty and in other ways. At the time I authored my book, an engineer reportedly employed at Area 51 in Nevada named Bob Lazar was making news about “reverse engineering” captured “alien” craft, and I followed the excellent reporting on that subject by George Knapp and others.
Over the last three years, I have made updated my knowledge about these matters through studying with Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, Ph.D. and a dedicated group of students through his Exo Studies Institute (exostudies.org). I am grateful to Sean and his community for what I have learned through them. I was also stimulated by attending in 2019 a week-long symposium in the company of both veteran and younger researchers on the theme of consciousness and the UFO phenomenon held at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur California by Jeffrey Kripal, Ph.D. of Rice University, and I am grateful to Jeff for that invitation. I have also followed, of course, the revolutionary new reporting on the Pentagon’s interest in the UFO phenomenon in the New York Times by Ralph Blumenthal, Leslie Kean and Helene Cooper, and have had the pleasure of getting to know both Ralph and Leslie, who are such excellent reporters.
Do visitors from the stars offer us examples of a “moral technology?” Or are the technologies we are rumored to be deriving from them only snares designed to entrap our souls in a sphere of the universe controlled by spirits inimical to healthy human evolution?
Those are complex questions, and certainly ones that I will explore, among others, with the help of my guests!
Although I have a concentration of interest in the realm of “alien”-human relations, I was blessed in my twenties to learn the arts of Zen meditation and the Chinese martial arts of Tai Chi Chuan, Tai Chi Sword and Hsing I Chuan in San Francisco, as well as the art of cooking. I continue with those practices, and they have helped me keep my feet on the ground even as I have turned my gaze upwards toward the stars. I should say here I am immensely grateful to my father for buying me a particularly good reflector telescope when I was a boy, encouraging my astronomical and cosmological interests. I have other life skills and interests in my toolkit, as well, which I will describe in future blogs. Until then, be well! If you wish to communicate with me at EdConroyEire@protonmail.com, I will appreciate your thoughts about the podcast, suggestions for topics and guests, and will endeavor to respond to you promptly.