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Not Of This Earth Myths, Legends, Fables, Folklore, Tales and Stories. Are they simply the figment of overactive, bored imaginations? We think not!

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire!

Like all things accurately or inaccurately reported, their foundation is grounded within an actual event. How accurately the event was recorded and preserved is the big question and depends on several things. Such as:

  • Available methods of recording the event.
  • The record was done or overseen by an "eyewitness."
  • The original method of documentation remains unaltered.

Needless to day, the farther back in time we go, the less dependable the methods of documenting an event were. Especially when most pre-date "recorded history."

So, what does that leave us to build any credible hypothesis on? Actually, several things:

  • The fact that multiple cultures, separated by geographical barriers, could have similar beliefs is astonishing!
  • The fact that these "beliefs" were translated into various, yet similar, forms of worship is equally amazing!
  • Examination of these forms of "worship" reflect similar tools, vehicles, and even architectures to perform the ceremonial ritual of worship to the "Higher Power(s)."
  • The ceremonies and rituals, when examined and reflected upon, possess an almost orchestrated structure and organization, combined with gestures, incantations, gifts, offerings, and sacrifice to the "Higher Power(s)."

Beliefs Were Wide-Spread

In reality, antiquity indicates that some type of worship was taking place on every inhabited continent of the planet. It was occurring in Mesopotamia, in the Amazon, on the great plains of North America, in the Nordic regions and so on. Beliefs were being formed.

Therefore, it follows, and logic would dictate, that for this type of "trend" to be so prevalent, in so many various cultures, a catalyst of something or someone was at work. Additionally, it had the ability to transcend geographical barriers and the desire to "seed" a similar message to the inhabitants thereof.

Further, the "message" had a common theme of reward and penalty. Please the "Higher Power(s)" and reap their rewards. Or, defy them and suffer their wrath.

But, just WHO were these Higher Power(s)? Still, WHAT were the Higher Power(s)? WHERE did they come from and WHERE did they go? These questions are where it the real intrigue is!

For Every Reaction, There Was An Action

You see, if the Gods and Goddesses, the Angels and Demons, and all the other characters we may attribute to Mythology were the result of "imagination," how and why did so many locations on the planet experience the same fantasy? Why did subsequent cultures and civilizations, admittedly more advanced, perpetuate and lend even greater visibility to the supposed "dream-state" of their ancestors?

Why did the planets inhabitants see fit to "imagine" offspring and entire families of Higher Powers to share in the dominion over them? Equally as mystifying is what caused them to see fit to bequeath the "heavens" to these Higher Powers when they themselves were so "terrestrial?"

There is, perhaps, another question that, when contemplated in relation to the aforementioned ones, adds even more credibility to a grounded belief in the Higher Power(s). What would or could it take for the majority of the planets population, which is admittedly a mortal and temporal species, to believe in immortality? This question is amplified when you consider that every experience the species had ever had, heard of, or been exposed to, says that immortality does not exist! Put another way, why would such a great percentage of the population choose to believe in something that they never knew existed?

We don't think they would! Unless, of course, there was a high level of confidence in the proof that immortality was a reality. Further to this point, while there were apparently only a few in possession of this wonderful gift, evidently it could be "shared" with mortals. That is, of course, providing the Gods took a liking to you as in the example of (Ganymede), or your deeds were such that it was earned (Enoch).

Will We Ever Know For Sure?

Believe it or not, we believe that someday additional information substantiating the foundation in the beliefs of "The Immortals" will become available. In fact, we believe that a relatively acceptable explanation is already known to a few.

Whether we learn that they were the messengers of God, fallen Angels, or extraterrestrials on a mission of mercy or plunder remains to be seen.

What is fairly obvious is that if there are any tangible clues, they are not in the public domain and any traces that they ever existed at all have been removed or vanished with time.

What is most certain is that because they have lived in the minds, if not in the presence, of so many, their energy exists and is real. It is quite likely that it is as strong , if not stronger, than in the days when they were not considered "myths" but Higher Powers who demanded to be worshipped and adored.

Their reported actions, their wisdoms, and their follies is what they've left us to learn from. We will do our very best to present them to you accurately. We do not want to anger the gods!

Thank you for visiting Not-Of-This-Earth.com! Enjoy Your exploration!

“Mythology: the body of a primitive people's beliefs, concerning its origin, early history, heroes, deities and so forth, as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.” 
-- Ambrose Bierce

Metaphysics Network 

"It is the part of men to fear and tremble when the most mighty gods by tokens send such dreadful heralds to astonish us."
-- William Shakespeare 

The Metaphysical Store 

“A one sentence definition of mythology? "Mythology" is what we call someone else's religion” 
-- Joseph Campbell


"In all the antique religions, Mythology takes the place of dogma."
-- William Robertson Smith

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"I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike, founded on fables and Mythology."
-- Thomas Jefferson

The Metaphysical Society 

"A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world."
-- Alan Watts

The Metaphysical Dictopedia 

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge... myth is more potent than history... dreams are more powerful than facts... hope always triumphs over experience... laughter is the cure for grief... and love is stronger than death."
-- Robert Fulghum