The common approach to SETI - The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - is, like all human technologies, profoundly determined by the way in which our human nervous system parses the hyperdimensional space in which we live. We see events as separated or sequenced in space and time in a very particular way - a way that we consider to be natural and of necessity universal to all possible sentient beings. But we perhaps do this at our peril or at least to our great detriment when moving to come in contact with others in the great unknown.

The usual SETI - the official one also known as "scientific SETI" - has it wrong in two major ways: first in its unconscious projection of our limitations that causes it to assume other societies will mirror our ways of seeing nature and reality, and second in its conscious rejection of the possibility and evidence that INTIMATE contact has always been a part of human experience on Earth.

Think, for a moment, of the implications of those two statements. What we seek to contact may 1) look like us because it has already cohabited with us, but 2) be in control of any possibility of contact.67 That is why the usual SETI appears so ludicrous on these Open SETI pages. SETI, if it is to be successful, may require a very different kind of research and perhaps some stealth. Open SETI is about learning much more about ourselves than we have as a society been willing to face. And it is about very deep issues of control. On these pages, SETI is often represented more as an intelligence effort than as a scientific program.

At this point and before proceeding further into the Open SETI pages, I recommend that the reader spend some time studying an essay on Human versus ET Superpowers Part One and Part Two by the great SRI remote viewer Ingo Swann. This could be considered essential preparation for further readings in Open SETI, as it provides a useful perspective on the prospect of contact.

Also recommended: Penetration: The Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy (Swann).