Monday, March 31, 2008
"Amor Veneris, vel dulcedo"
It`s a little strange that I reveal some of my past experiences but going through some of my files from my post- doctoral studies, I came across this. I had not really forgotten about this particular paper I wrote, rather, I guess, I preferred to stash it away in the back of my mind.
In the early seventies while doing some of my research at the Allen Memorial Institute, in molecular biology, I came across a study on extra-terrestrial organic metals & the possibilities of organic reproduction in non human survivability conditions. (NHSC)
I had to go through the usual UFO "experts" accumulations of the worst drivel one can imagine, but then I met someone who was very convincing in his theoretical & practical knowledge of organic metals. As we became more comfortable with each other, as fellow researchers, he let me in on a few of his secrets. I have no idea of the origin of some of his specimens but suffice it to say, I didn`t really care. The unreal nature of some of his discoveries, or finds, led me to the conclusion that he appreciated the fact that I was not concerned in their origins as much as the artifacts themselves. The one pictured here is made of a substance I`ve never experienced before. I say "experienced" because to see it, feel it, smell it, & hold it was quite unbelievable. It felt warm, yet cold at the same time. It seemed like there was no time progression in it`s state, because over the period of about two months it never seemed to be any different. It didn`t dry out, yet it wasn`t wet nor even damp. It was like no other state of matter I had ever seen or heard about.
I was allowed the privilege of taking some shots of this particular specimen & no other one would have given me as much satisfaction for the same privilege. He finally started a discussion on organic metals, I believe as a way to introduce me to some of his heretofore unspoken of discoveries, especially concerning this one. From what I could understand, his claim was that this was a life-form`s precursor to reproducing itself, by morphing into it`s future embodiment. He was explaining this phenomenon when I noticed, in front of my eyes, the form of what appeared to be a female merging into itself from what was moments earlier a seemingly solid item. It began to give off a reddish glow, or maybe a glow was growing from inside it.
When he realized that I was seeing this transformation, everything changed. His attitude became one of distrust. This was almost immediate. He gave me a quick brush off with a flimsy excuse about something or other, then closed the case that this specimen & a few other ones were stored in.
He then proceeded to act like everything was just fine, & that after his trip to Tuscon the next week, we`d get together again.
I never saw him again. I tried for a few years to locate him at different institutes he had mentioned during our approximately 6 month collaborations.
The only thing that I`m almost convinced of, is that he overlooked the fact that I had taken a few shots of this unusual item. I had noticed on the top of the compartment of the storage case where this one was kept, a small inscription.
"Amor Veneris, vel dulcedo"
I hope one day to meet him again, to learn more about what happened that last day, but until then & up till now, I`m mystified. If any of you have .. no it`s ok.
I`m rambling now.
Please have a nice day tomorrow.
For Andif, I have a few edges from our reef rock garden, over on Planet Earth.
Beyond the main post image is a walk through Vilija`s Garden. Enjoy & be kind to animals, please.