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Of Aliens and Men
Jo Danieli

Over long periods of time mankind has been dealing with the phenomenon of "human life" and the insight that people don't know all they could know. "They use something we still have to discover," wrote Max Freedom Long about the skills of "na kahuna o ka po'e kahiko i Hawai'i" (the keepers of hidden secrets in the Hawaiian people of old), and the difference between "they" and "we" makes it clear: There are different "types" of human beings.

Jacques Vallee, computer expert and author of "Anatomy Of Phenomenon" about the symbolism of "UFO" (Unidentified Flying Objects), wrote in the sixties of the last century, that in this universe beings might exist whose actions could not be witnessed by human beings yet, as we lack the means of perception of their spiritual organization (but one day ...). And it looks like those beings are humans themselves. Now and then, wise people showed up in the past who knew more than others or who acted like they knew more. Actually, their ways of looking at the world were only different from the usual ones, and so their knowledge seemed to be new. And "knowledge" basically is any kind of information we can get, no matter from where and concerning what, it turns into our personal "truth" if it works out effectively for us. Effectiveness is the only measure of truth. We consider many scientists and philosophers to be knowing or wise, because from childhood on we are taught to accept them as authorities (no matter if what we learned from them was or is of any help for us). Somehow we started believing that you need to "know everything" or be specialized in something to be honorable and knowing and powerful. By means of studying the Huna philosophy we nowadays are lucky to find out that to be effective requires only to know the right things, depending on our intentions and goals.

Still, most people watch out for heroes and teachers who are expected to introduce them to themselves and to their own goals. The "super-man" out of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's work, "Zarathustra," is looked for as a being who knows everything and is perfect in every respect. But Nietzsche didn't mean to claim that education is necessary so that people might gain as much knowledge as possible; he wanted to introduce a human being who is fully self confident with whatever he knows. Living in the present moment sometimes reveals stunning ideas of men about men, and one of the most prominent one is the idea of a super-being, the perfect human being (and no! It is not George Clooney in "Emergency Room"!). But movies are scenarios of teaching, nowadays. Versions of perfect people are presented there, and we seem to "use" them for entertainment, but actually we compare ourselves to their beauty, wisdom and strength, which is not always supportive for our own self worth. The most important example for world-philosophy concerning "idealism and the perfect man" is: Superman. Are you aware of the fact, that the idol for strength, power and beauty, moral and wisdom is an alien from outer space? What is that? Man doesn't consider himself as being able to be perfectly good? Meng Tse (a.k.a. "Mencius"), one of the wisest Chinese philosophers, was sure: "Mankind is good." "Superman's" producer was apparently of the opinion that mankind is not good enough.

Superman's alien identity isn't as apparent as the one from Steven Spielberg's "E.T." (the "Extra-Terrestrial"), because the wonderful being from Krypton looks like a man, acts like a man and lives among men. But, this perfect man was not born in our world. "Superman's" creator apparently was very fond of the idea that an alien "spirit" might dwell in the human body (some people even believe it is our bodyself or "Active Mind" ( King) or "Lower Self" ( Long)). "Superman's" creator was of the opinion that a fully positive character with spiritual and bodily strength could never be embodied by a human being. Sad enough that Christopher Reeves, having starred as Clark Kent alias "Superman" over and over again, fell off a horse and has been in parapelegic condition since then. The symbol of unbeatable powers turned into a symbol of absolute helplessness. Actors sometimes live their roles so intensively that they build up conflicts between the character's ideas and the true person's ideas. "Ku", our body spirit, responsible for our memory and feelings, use and balance of energy, makes no difference between the different types of experiences. Impressions out of dreams are stored in the "aka"-body as well as those out of every day life and of acting roles. How many artists, who play roles intensively, ended up as nervous wrecks, irritated and emotionally disturbed? How many are drug addicts or alcoholics or sad and lonely beings? "Superman" cared for everybody, was the strongest and the most lonely of all. Now the former "Superman" is the weakest and the most cared for of all.

Because planet "Krypton" was in danger of exploding, "Superman's" father decided to send Superbaby to Earth to save his life. The conversation between Superdaddy and Supermom reveals their idea that human beings were spiritual washouts:

Mother: "Why to Earth? This planet's inhabitants are thousands of years behind the times in evolution!"

Father: "He must be superior to them to be able to survive!" (... seems that men are more destructive the more unevolved they are ... does this mean there is hope?)

Mother: "He will be so different, a stranger among them."

Father: "He will be effective, practically invulnerable." (... but on the other hand he made his son's powers dependent on a Kryptonic crystal, thanks to the human author of the script, because there must always be something that has more "mana" than the hero, at least in films, because a living being CAN'T be forceful by his own means.)

Mother: "Lonely."

Father: "He will never be lonely. Never in his life."

No, people who are "different" are never lonely, as they attract others like the light tempts the moths. They can prosper by receiving energy through attention, if they are clever enough to make use of it instead of being bothered, and if they discover that they may be of a special kind, but never separated from the rest of the universe. As a teenager "Superman" - who had been aware of his special "mana" from childhood on - asked the man who raised him and whom he calls "father": "Is it really showing off if one does the things he is able to do?" That meant: Should I deny my knowledge and my powers just because the others don't possess the same "mana" like I do, and should I adapt myself to their weakness and failures? He never received an answer, because his human father died of a heart attack. And desperate "Super-teenie" doubted his qualities: "All the things that I can do ... all my power ... but I wasn't able to help him." Later, "Superman's" true father from planet Krypton told him in a vision: "You are not allowed to interfere with the human's history. But it is your bounden duty to be a good example."

In a Huna point of view everybody influences the human's history in every moment of his life. The world is what you think it is, and your thoughts as creative energy go where your attention goes and change something there: in your body or somewhere else in the "Cosmos" (which means "order"). What ever you say, imagine, feel or do changes something in the Cosmos, at least in yourself, as you are part of it. "Superman's" father failed to tell his son that even if he held himself back from doing something he would influence the future nevertheless.

"Superman" is admired by the humans, but he is not their "good example," he is their idol. They adore him and his abilities, but they don't consider themselves able to become "super" one day. The "Guru" (the "one who sweeps out the darkness") and celebrated teachers of this world mostly are not good examples either, but idols, as they are not seen as trainers and suppliers of information, but they are worshipped instead. Even the twelve apostles of Jesus didn't consider themselves being able to gain the master's knowledge and powers; they would rather try to catch a glimpse of "God" and "steal" a bit of His son's wisdom or energy.

I saw Serge King in different workshops, and I watched people with tears in their eyes trying to get the longest hug of all. Why was that? Because they were so grateful for what he had taught them? Because of his "charisma", the "mana" of his personality? Yes, and they admire HIM for what HE has learned: for his role as a leader and idol. They are grateful that he lives there, somewhere on this planet, as a pillar to hold on to, an anchor for their floating hopes, comforting, that there will always be the "father" to come running to in case of emergency. "Isn't he wonderful?" sighed a nice lady in Vienna one day during the "Creative Energy" workshop and asked me whether I had read the "Urban Shaman" yet. I had, and I asked her back which of the techniques she liked best and which worked best for her. "Techniques?" she shook her head, waved her hand, "... my gosh, he is the shaman! And I don't have time to try it out in all my stress, but isn't it wonderful that people like him exist?*)" ... then she had to hurry to get some of Serge's energy before he could leave the room.

"Superman's" father told his son: "Humans are not bad. They only lack good examples."

... and maybe Serge King's father had a similar thought when he gave his son the name of a sacred Shaman-tree (the connection between all realms). Civilized, scared people don't want their idols to step down from their "ahu," altar, (like the "Moai" from Easter Island once stood on) but keep standing and playing their roles as symbols to be adored and worshipped. To accept a teacher as a "good example" implies, that the pupil considers himself having the same talents as the teacher and the "mana" to reveal and activate them. Adoring idols prevents one from adoring oneself. Many people might have an idea of the fact that they truly are the shamans themselves. But to unpack one's own powers would mean to take over responsibilities. And many people still think the idols had better take those responsibilities, as "supermen" ... from other "planets" that exist only in our imagination. The perfect knowledge that could really make us "super" is nothing more than all information we gather to reach our goals according to our intentions. And the "Kryptonic crystal", on which the effectiveness of all information depends, is our trust in ourselves as creative, self-responsible, eternal beings who make the world what we think it could be.

* (And indeed: It IS wonderful.)

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