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Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Intuitive Review: Romanek's "Messages"

Stan Romanek has written a book called Messages: The World's Most Documented Alien Abduction Story. It makes for a fascinating story. Romanek tells of more paranormal experiences than you'd find at Madam Blavatsky's family reunion on the other side. Romanek sees 'grey' aliens on numerous occasions, witnesses UFOs, and is chased by them while driving along country roads. He is also apparently abducted by aliens, and has several experiences of awakening in strange places with bloody noses, or dressed in other people's clothes. Romanek then finds the ubiquitous alien implant  near his hip, and extracts it. He even scribbles equations related to string theory in his sleep, despite the fact that he has only a primary school level of math ability.

Then there are numerous instances of his being tagged by mysterious people. They appear to be government operatives.

There are some aspects of the story which make at least some of it seem plausible. He does supply images of aliens, UFOs and so on. And the level of detail in the story is impressive. Each incident is embellished with fairly mundane real world happenings which make them seem credible. Romanek is at pains to state that he doesn't really understand what is happening to him, and has no definitive explanation for it all. He believes that at least some of his experiences may be set ups by (presumably) government agents to make him lose credibility. He is as confused as the rest of us!

If nothing else, the book makes for a rollicking good tale. In fact I couldn't help but thinking it would make a great movie.

One supporting fact is that there appear to be witnesses for some of the events described by Romanek, although it has to be admitted that most are Romanek's relatives and friends. But not all. In the intro by co-author and paranormal researcher J. Allan Danelek, Danelek tells how he and many others witnessed UFOs at a Romanek public talk. During a break in proceedings, Danelek and others wandered outside, and witnessed "a number of tiny and rapidly moving lights spinning in a tight clockwise spiral" a few hundred feet overhead. Danelek writes that his skepticism about Raomanek's claims became less pronounced after the event.

Further, Danelek and several other credible individuals write testaments Romanek's honesty and sanity in the book, so that is certainly reassuring for the reader.

Yet in the end I have to go with my gut feeling that something is not right about this entire affair. My intuitive reading of Romanek is that there is a strong drive for attention within his psyche. There is an imperative within his psyche expressing a desire to become famous, and I intuit a notable motivation for money also. I sense elements of childhood abuse within his psyche, and this can often be a trigger for a certain psychological distortions in later life.

Related to this last point is that a recurring communication given to Ramanek by the aliens and other sources is that he is "special". The desire to be special is a normal agenda of the human ego. It tends to be associated with relatively lower levels of spiritual maturity, not higher levels, where the ego tends to be sublimated, even as the 'spirit' expands'. How Romanek is 'special' is not clarified, except on one occasion where one alleged intercepted government memo testifies that his "capacity for abstraction is off the map." As I have written many times, abstraction (as a cognitive process) does not grant one the capacity to perceive the intuitive realms of mind and cosmos. Abstraction is actually a left-brained, dissociative process that may actually retard intuitive perception if it becomes unbalanced. Of course perhaps the way the memo writer used the word "abstraction" was intended to convey a different meaning.

Another factor that concerns me is that the psychic energy around Romanek appears to me to be quite 'dark'. Some of the paranormal apparitions which he describes are consistent with projections of psychic energy from other people or discarnate entities. I have a lot of experience with such things, as some of the energy I have had to deal with in my life has been dark in nature. At one point Romanek describes seeing dark shadows lurking around his house. In fact this is how the psyche will often 'depict' dark energy, especially when we are relaxed or falling asleep. Such perception is most easily seen with the peripheral vision, rather than straight on. Note that this dark energy is not necessarily a 'ghost', but most often comes from the shadow psyche of other living people whom we are emotionally bonded to. The 'apparition' may also be the actual astral body of the person who is doing the projecting. Note that the energy is projected unconsciously. It is 'dark' in the sense that the energy often has malevolent intentions - control, power, shame, sexual projections and so on. So the effect is often 'cold' or frightening. A lot of reported 'hauntings' are actually conscious projections from living people, and have nothing to do with the place where the 'haunting' is occurring. In such cases moving house won't change a thing, as we are connected to our 'demons' non-locally. My sense is that there is a lot of this kind of energy about Stan Romanek.

It is difficult to give a positive assessment of Messages. It is certainly not a book I would take at face value, nor would I simply blindly trust what Romanek writes. There is a strong level of deception occurring here, and it seems to be a combination of both deliberate and self-deception. Yet there may be filaments of fact behind at least some incidents. Yet in the end, I can only get a very low truth reading of the book, no more than fifteen per cent at most.



  1. I find these Intuitive Reviews utterly fascinating. Thank you, and please keep posting them.

    Mike C

  2. Thanks for the positive feedback, Mike. I appreciate it. I do wonder whether these posts are actually a waste of my time, as there are few comments left on them, and as far as I can tell from the Blogger data, not many people read them.

  3. Not a waste of time. I find your reviews to be a fascinating way to review books and your assessment seems to match my gut instinct about a book based on first impression.

    Your intuitive review of Julian Assange, for example, was very fascinating for me. I'm still uncertain what to think about him.

  4. Thanks Sansego. The thing to remember is that jut becasue someone has a certain ego drive, or shadow issues, it does not man that they cannot do any good in the world. It is said that Martin Luthor King liked white prostitutes, for example. I'm not saying its true, just saying nobody is perfect. However the drive for power, contol and attention will almost certainly create problems at some level, either in the real world, or at the energy level. I've looked at Assange's energy many times, and I have no doubt that he has a very strong ego, and a drive for fame and power. Again, that doesn't mean he is faking his concern for freedom of information and a desire for an open society, nor that he cannot do good in the world.

  5. Oh, I love these. I'm going to buy this book and see what my instincts tell me. Am delighted you're doing these intuitive readings, Marcus. The one you did for Rob and me after the hacking business was so correct. You have a remarkable talent.

  6. I've just found you and your fascinating approach to assessing these things. Hope you can keep going with it.

  7. I found you through reading about Stuart Wilde, and your review of him. Very interesting. Apols for being "Unknown" above. Tried to edit but couldn't. Now am Anonymous -- gah!