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What is extraterrestrial life really like?

If you believe in extraterrestrial life, you have probably gazed up at the stars and wondered: what is it really like? We hear stories about this race or that race that is supposedly visiting Earth – but what is true, and what is simply someone’s vivid imagination?

However vivid someone’s imagination may be, it cannot compare to the unlimited imagination of the Creative Source that brought it all into being in the beginning. What are we really, after all, but figments of the Creator’s imagination, floating in its infinite sea of mind – one day to return to the macro-cosmic bliss of fully-conscious oneness … ?!

Even some creatures in the seas of our own planet defy explanation – strange beyond the realms of what scientists have believed to be even possible – never mind thought might actually exist right under our very noses.

The question: “What is extraterrestrial life really like?” is as big as the cosmos itself, but its vastness should not dissuade us from wondering – from believing – and from being inspired by the amazing universe in which we are so lucky to live.

In this post, I will share with you some thoughts about these words (in bold) spoken by an extraterrestrial intelligence known as “Aetherius” – or “The Master Aetherius” – in deference to his great wisdom. In this communication to Earth, he was speaking through the trance mediumship of Dr George King (1919-1997), in London in 1954 – in answer to a two-part question:

“Can you give us a little about the comparative chemistry of the physical bodies used on Venus? Is there any comparison with our chemistry of carbon compounds, for instance?”

“It is rather complicated because a lot of us exist in subtle states and when we come to this Planet, or to Mars, or any other World, we build for ourselves a body to live on that Planet.”

These simple words tell us a great deal about life on other planets – and explain how life ‘not as we know it’ is possible.

When you read the question, which talks about life on Venus, your internal incredulity monitor may have triggered an alarm of doubt in your thinking process. According to many so-called scientifically-minded people, we “know” that life does not exist on Venus – at least certainly not intelligent life, because environmental conditions are too hostile there.

First of all, we do not know anything about life beyond Earth (officially at least) – therefore we are in no position whatsoever to judge what conditions are too hostile for it. There may even be sentient intelligences who can survive in the barren coldness of space itself. In fact, there are indeed such beings – planets and stars, even galaxies, are in fact living beings, who reside in the apparent emptiness of ever-moving creation. But that’s another topic for another time … !

Secondly, when it comes to life beyond Earth – in fact even some life on Earth – what you see is not necessarily what you get.

We exist on one plane of existence – at one frequency of vibration. And most of us have absolutely no awareness of any other plane of existence. At least not until we die, when a part of us leaves this plane and moves to a different one. This after-death plane is still physical, and still part of this Earth, but it is physical at a different frequency of vibration.

Such planes also exist on other planets. The plane or planes inhabited on Venus have environmental conditions completely different from what we can see on Venus.

What does the Master Aetherius mean by “a lot of us exist in subtle states” ?  This refers to an intelligence existing as energy, rather than in a dense physical form like us.

There are in fact descriptions of extraterrestrial intelligences looking like large ovoids of light. Such beings are still “physical”, in the wider sense of the meaning of the word, but in a more “subtle” way. This is a very much more advanced state of existence than we are currently capable of on Earth, obviously. Even a spiritual Master on Earth, even on a higher physical plane between incarnations, could not take the form of a large ovoid of light like that of at least some of our planetary neighbors. Nevertheless there will come a time, perhaps in thousands or even millions of years, when we too will evolve to that level where we can do this.

The Master Aetherius goes on to say that they can build themselves a body adapted to whatever planet they are visiting. This building process is not some ghastly Frankenstein-like abomination against nature – quite the reverse. They create such a body purely out of their own energy structure, by the power of their own thought. This is obviously an outstanding feat – utterly impossible to us on Earth – but again, one day, we will evolve such that we too have this kind of extraordinary ability.

This not only means that they can survive in the environmental conditions of the planet they are visiting, but it must also facilitate friendly communication with the inhabitants, especially those at the lower levels of evolution, like us. Wouldn’t you find it easier, for example, to talk to someone who looked human, rather than trying to communicate with an ovoid of light?

“If the people of that particular Planet have twenty-seven legs, as some people have in the Milky Way, then we can build a body with these twenty-seven legs.”

This gives us a little taste of the multifarious variety existent even in our own galaxy – never mind beyond! It may sound fanciful to imagine a being with 27 legs – but we have creatures with more legs than that even on Earth. The only difference is that on Earth such beings are not “people”; they are not sentient beings like us.

But why shouldn’t they be sentient on another planet? The more we analyze it logically, rather than emotionally, the more plausible the idea becomes.

“If carbon is the basic cellular property, we can use this by drawing it out of the atmosphere and blending it in such a way as to form a cellular structure, in harmony with environmental conditions prevalent upon the particular Planet we are visiting. On the other hand, we can use a silicon base; certain plants have a silicon base. There are few people on Venus who use bodies of a coarser matter and these only when necessary—yet we are physical beings.”

This is a very important aspect of understanding life beyond Earth – particularly for those of us who embrace the spiritual approach to ufology. The inhabitants of Venus are extremely advanced – literally millions of years ahead of us. And not just scientifically, but spiritually as well. In fact, they are so advanced that science and spirituality are the same to them – both are the study and application of Truth. And yet, we are reminded here that they are physical – they are not nebulous “spirits” – they are real beings with real bodies.

“It is not possible for me to give English names, for the constituents of the molecules of the subtle bodies, because you have no words to describe them.”

This reinforces in our minds the fact that these beings are physical. Even though this physicality is on a higher energy plane it is still made of “molecules” – though how similar such molecules are to those that constitute our own bodies, we have no idea.

“So tenuous are these bodies, that it would be like giving a name to the molecules of your Soul, as it were.”

This illustrates the fascinating way that extraterrestrial intelligences understand the continuum of physicality from the ordinary physical world that we know on Earth, right through to the physical existence of the soul – on a high energy plane. The soul is not some weird, magical, supernatural thing – but a “physical” part of us. Not physical like our arms and legs, obviously, but physical in the sense that it really does exist, and is comprised of smaller elements referred to, perhaps quite liberally here, as “molecules”.  Such a thing could be measured, analyzed, helped or hindered – just like any other part of us. It’s simply that the vibration of this aspect of our being is so elevated as to be beyond our current instrumentation and conventional scientific understanding.

“It would be impossible to do that, unless you had a language like certain of the Planets with 25,000 symbols in the alphabet. That language is never written.”

This seems almost like a joke – and yet it is absolutely true. Beings from other planets do sometimes demonstrate a sense of humor, but a Venusian would never do so to the detriment of our understanding. If such a being makes a statement like this – it is a fact.

Advanced beings on other worlds do not need to use spoken language to communicate in the way that we do. They are advanced enough to have complete telepathic rapport with one another. Perhaps some of this, on some planets, is done through symbology – thought pictures, to put it very simply (and probably rather inadequately). Such symbols may perhaps not be limited simply to a visual form, but have a sound attached to them, perhaps even a scent or other things we cannot even imagine.

Why would it not be written? Maybe because writing is totally unnecessary for the beings who use this language. Writing is primarily a way of spreading information or recording information. These beings may have perfect memories, and be able to telepathically transmit whatever they wish to whomever they wish – and perhaps even to the entire planet at once. Such a world would have no need for writing.

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These words of the Master Aetherius are far deeper than they first appear. They are like portals to a whole different approach to understanding life in the galaxy – a vista of hitherto uncontemplated possibilities, that make our own world seem tiny by comparison.

And yet it is not to make us feel limited, or inferior, that we are told these things by the Master Aetherius.

It is the exact opposite in fact – it is to inspire us to think beyond the confines of our own world; to encourage us to aspire to rejoin the great interplanetary family of which we are in fact already a part.

Now we are like the prodigal son – but we too will one day look upwards, and return to the fold – and our lives will no longer be life as we know it – but cosmic life – and cosmic freedom … !

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You Are Responsible! – Dr George King

UFOs and The Extraterrestrial Message – Richard Lawrence

About the author
Mark BennettMark Bennett is the co-author of two books, both of which he wrote with international bestselling author Richard Lawrence, namely Prayer Energy and Gods, Guides and Guardian Angels, which was voted “best book on spirituality 2007” by readers of Kindred Spirit magazine. He is the youngest International Director of The Aetherius Society, whose teachings he chose as his spiritual path at an early age.

All the blogposts written for are written by experienced Aetherius Society personnel and approach themes relating to the teachings, practices and ideals of the Society. However, they also contain personal opinions, insights and interpretations that are not necessarily representative of the Society as a whole, or all of its Members as individuals.

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  1. Cynthia Shepherd on April 26, 2018 at 3:08 am

    As i am a firm believer of life on other Planets,I found this extremely interesting,From personal experience Dr George King was and is a true Master.Bless him!Thanks

    • Darren on April 26, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Cynthia, Thank you for sharing your personal experience. Blessings, Darren

    • Ondina on May 4, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Agreed 100% by my oun experience.

  2. Bryan Craig on April 26, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Thanks very much, Mark. No organisation on earth has access to such truth which explains so much about human life, extra-terrestrial life, indeed all life!

  3. Sanjay on April 26, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Prodigal Earth children 🙂

  4. Paul Nugent on May 3, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I remember an instance many years ago when Dr. George King surprised the small group who were with him when he suddenly spoke in what was clearly an alien language. As he turned away, he stopped and looked back at our stunned faces only to add “And that will be different in five minutes time.” In other words, my understanding was that this was literally a living language that embraced the movement of time; hence it would not be written down other than in some Akashic record perhaps.

    • Darren on May 4, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Fascinating! Thank you for sharing that Paul 😉

  5. Sergio Perez Melo on May 4, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Excellent article ! Very enlightening.

  6. Dale Carter on May 4, 2018 at 11:09 am

    I have been an investigator and believer of estraterrestrials for over 50 years. Stephen Greer believes also, and also Billionaire Robert (BOB) Bigelow.

    • Darren on May 4, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Hi Dale, Yes! And it’s not just a question of belief. It is a logical inevitability. A few decades ago, many people were conditioned to believe that UFOs and extraterrestrial life were absurd, and yet today mainstream astronomers are not only searching for, but finding exoplanets in and even outside of our Galaxy.There are hundreds of billions of stars in our Galaxy alone! Scientists have discovered over 500 Solar Systems, i.e. systems of planets orbiting stars, in just our tiny neighborhood of the Milky Way – and NASA reports estimates of tens of billions more. Blessings, Darren

  7. Rev. Kathy Carroll on May 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I agree with much of what you have written but our science had not yet unlocked the deeper secrets of the atoms or cells in our body. Ancient teachers knew of the existance of the light body or MerKaBa, which is what advanced meditators use to traverse space/time. Those we believe are deceased also use this light body/orb and they have been seen or captured in countless photos. Light is photons existing as a wave or particle depending on consciousness, as observed in the double slit experiments of 1927 by Davison & Gemer. I would go on to postulate that our natural state of being is much like a photon and has the ability to create for itself what it wants to experience, just like the Source from which we all eminated. What has been hidden from mankind for centuries is now being brought to light (pun intended) and we are all getting in touch with our greatness a sparks of the one supreme consciousness that created us. The bodies were formed to suite us to the environment where we chose to experience life in the 3rd dimension. A great experiment and school for the soul.

  8. Don on May 4, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    It is not only evident that “The Great Transformation” draws near by witnessing not only the masses clinging closer to The Light, The Love and The Truth but also by the need for Mankind to universally reposition itself on a (higher level of cosmic consciousness, vibration and understanding). This of course transpiring before self imposed annihilation, both eerily and regretfully, due to man’s insistence and morbid infactuation ( sorry, I just call it as I see it) upon possessing nuclear superiority manifests itself here upon Earth… Let us not forget, however, that in our preparation toward advanced enlightenment, the shortest spiritual manifesto can be summed up in six simple words. Self Service, Self Service, Self Service…
    p.s.- “Love” is intentionally tucked in between Light and Truth for protection… 😉 🙂

    • Darren on May 6, 2018 at 6:50 am

      Thanks, Don, for writing! Helping to raise the consciousness of Mankind is at the heart of what we do in King Yoga, through the practice of The Twelve Blessings, for example, but also through the amazing Cosmic Missions:

      Regarding that spiritual manifesto, do you mean “Selfless Service, Selfless Service, Selfless Service”? If so, then, Yes!


      • Peter on May 14, 2018 at 9:00 am

        There was me wondering if he was glorifying selfishness! (Lol). Great article, loved it. 🙂

  9. Michelle Lipps on May 5, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    This is incredibly well-written. Mark is incredibly talented. It is not an easy thing to do to describe these Concepts at all. I am in great awe of how well he has done this. Much praise to you Mark and Thank You!

    • Darren on May 6, 2018 at 6:52 am

      Thanks for commenting, Michelle. Much appreciated. Blessings, Darren

    • Peter on May 14, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Very true.

  10. Paul Smith on October 19, 2018 at 8:57 am

    We know that there have been various reports throughout the decades of supposed extra-terrestrial vehicles crashing to Earth starting from the late 1940’s and Roswell. I found this particularly concerning for several reasons.

    We know, for example, that the silence group has been hiding the greatest advanced in science and technology from the general populace for far longer that the 1947 incident at Roswell. This, to maintain their control systems over the masses.

    Now, my concern is that this group of silence could cause even further involution to take place by the acquisition of even more advanced technology and science from beyond this Earth and use this to take complete and total control over multiple planes of existence. The self-same technology that allows a craft to phase in and out of various realms could be utilized in far less constructive means than peaceful exploration, by the group of silence.

    It stands to reason that Interplanetary Confederation would assist or rescue various craft, and their occupants, if they themselves were members of that Confederation or their vehicle belonged to the Interplanetary Confederation. Another reason might be that that particular vehicle posed a significant risk to the Earth a as Whole.

    Now, in a very long-winded way, and I tried to shorten it somewhat, my question is:

    Other that those two reasons I’ve already indicated might there be legitimate extra-terrestrial craft that have crashed to Earth, but owing to certain karmic complexities, these have not been rescued or evicted from Earth as they did not pose a grave danger to all life on this planet?

    • Darren on November 12, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Hi Paul, thanks for your questions as always.

      One thought on this; my opinion only: I have serious doubts that any bonafide extraterrestrial craft, built by people capable of vibrating themselves between the realms as well as faster than light travel, would crash on Earth in such a clumsy way. Perhaps its more likely those crashed craft ARE the silence group. Certainly in the teachings the silence group are reported to be operating in UFO-like craft trying to spook people and even abducting them. It’s quite possible they crashed one or several of these vehicles, and that it served their purpose at the time for people to believe these craft were extraterrestrial.



  11. Dr. Peter H. Daley on August 18, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Reading this again to remind me I still belong in the remote isolation of Australia.
    For some years I have experienced powerful bolts of energy relating to the use of The Twelve Blessings, shaking me up and making my nose stream to send out to those who need it.
    I am 94 now and perhaps have not much time left, content to continue but do not like it. But that is OK in the spirit of sacrifice enduring the frailty and lameness, still mobile and self sufficient.

    • Darren on August 19, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      Hi Peter,
      You definitely do still belong the global Aetherius Society family.
      Every effort you make in this life will put you in a better position to serve in the next.
      The more we use the opportunities we are given to help others, the more we will be given greater opportunities still in the future.
      No spiritual effort is ever wasted.
      God bless your determination!

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