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Re: The Moncla Memories Documentary - Good

From: Mike Good <boneheadart.nul>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 10:36:54 -0700 (PDT)
Fwd Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 07:19:47 -0400
Subject: Re: The Moncla Memories Documentary - Good


>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers
>Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 10:30:55 -0400
>Subject: The Moncla Memories Documentary

>For Canadian readers...

>Candadian documentary creator David Cherniack's The Moncla
>Memories will be broadcast this week on VisionTV in Canada.

<snip>

>The film will be broadcast on VisionTV (only in Canada)
>Saturday 31st March and Monday 2nd April at 10pm. EDT

<snip>

>Gord Heath recalls many strange events occurring throughout his
>life. Heath, a computer systems engineer presently living in
>Vancouver, was born in Fort William in the Spring of 1954, about
>nine months after the Kinross incident. After a UFO sighting in
>1999 he became interested in the UFO phenomenon and he began
>reading up on its history. When he came across the Kinross
>Incident bells went off. It resonated with many of the strange
>occurrances stretching back to his early childhood as if it was
>connecting all the dots. It prompted Gord to do a flurry of
>research. He mounted his own web site and began to devote his
>vacation time to visiting the places where Gene Moncla had
>lived. And the memories began to come...not just vague images,
>but detailed recollections of the life of Gene Moncla and, even
>stranger, the detailed recollection that Gene Moncla was his
>genetic father.

>Heath makes no truth claim about his memories.

>He is fully aware of the confabulating abilities of the mind.
>Nevertheless, what he 'recalls' tells an fascinating story about
>reincarnation, UFOs, and how we give meaning to our lives. And
>through genetic testing one crucial aspect of the story, his
>relationship to Moncla, is verifiable. Should the test be
>negative, the story still tells us much about the enigma of
>memories and the human mind... and its extraordinary creative,
>and maybe even transpersonal, abilities.

Well, it is a little difficult to rationally look at a story
like this without having to ponder the metaphysical
implications. No? I realize that this is scary territory for the
strict rational- materialists out  there (you know who you are).

So, how does this guy know what he knows? Could we be looking at
an example of Jung's collective unconscious? Jung believed there
was a collective reservoir of thoughts and experiences which we
can, under certain circumstances, tap into. That could be an
explanation.

Or, are we looking at reincarnation? This idea is nothing new
(is anything?). It has been with us since time immemorial. In
our materialst prejudices, we have a tendency to poo-poo ideas
that have so little material substantiation to them. But does
that automatically make them invalid? We can pretend that we are
all rational types that do not allow such supers- titious
notions to sully our scientific epistemologies. But, at the end
of the day, consciousness is a thing which will not simply go
away to assuage our pre-concieved notions.

Nope! Consciousness is a thing we all have to deal with whether
we like it or not. Without consciousness, we know nothing,
experience nothing and have no perceptions to base our
scientific ruminations upon. Without consciousness, we are
simply inanimate lumps of biological goo, incapable of life or
thought. It does not take any superstitions, religious ideation
or metaphysical mumbo jumbo to see that this is so.

So, Mr. heath says that he is fully aware of the confabulating
abilities of the mind. My question here would be, why does he
have to imagine himself confabulating anything at all? He simply
knows stuff!

This is nothing more than a weak rationalisation confabulated to
assuage the delicate sensibilities of the rational materialist
types who would, otherwise, be laughing at his silliness for
knowing stuff that he has no business knowing. Balderdash!

How cool for Mr. Heath that he knows stuff! How cool for all
of us that he knows stuff! And what a fascinating riddle it poses
to truly curious and open minded people that he knows stuff!

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are
dreamt of in your (rational materialist) philosophies...


Mike Good



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