- Spiral-bound: 88 pages
- Publisher: Intergalactic Council Publications; An emergency remedial ed edition (July 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0962695807
- ISBN-13: 978-0962695803
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #575,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's called: E.T.101: The Cosmic Instruction Manual by Zoev Jho (aka Diana Luppi). This odd little spiral-bound book of about 100 pages is a funny and surprisingly moving guide to being a Cosmic worker for Earth.
It is all tongue-in-cheek (kind of), starting with definitions, even though "Mission Contol" first acknowledges that "it may be difficult to use your language and still hope to express the truth." As they state, "you have a national security system that is actively engagged in killing everybody, a federal drug administration that has all but recommended motor oil for dietary use because it is low in polyunsaturates, and an economic system that has convinced everyone that life is bad for the economy." Just an example of the tone of this little gem.
The first definition is Extraterrestrial. Now, don't go thinking you know this already! "An extraterrestrial is not an alien. An alien is an alien. An extraterrestrial is a responsible citizen of the cosmos, not a foreigner adrift among the stars. Extraterrestrials are representatives of light, protectors of life, and lovers of the planets. They are indigenous to any planet they happen to be on by virtue of their citizenship, regardless of their planet of origin."
She goes on: "Many of you have come to believe that you couldn't possibly be an extraterrestrial because you feel so connected to the Earth and love her so much. May we suggest that if you love this planet at all, you are an extraterrestrial. May we also suggest that your concern for this planet was so great that you cared enough to send the very best---in this case, yourself."
And for the definition of Alien: "The people of this planet have expressed a certain neurotic fear about an alien invasion. That fear has been triggered by a nagging sense that in a limitless universe there just might be other intelligent life. In a typically xenophobic and self-serving response, the governments are arming against what they already know to be true."
It goes on: "You need not scour the skies for evidence of an alien invasion. Look around you instead. Look at those who are peddling fear, vending death and poisoning the planet. Look at those who hide the truth so that the power they have derived from lying will not be threatened. And look at those sadly separated beings that have the audacity to gaze out upon the created universe, wondering if there could possibly be anyone else out there, all the while arming just in case there is. This is the alien invasion you worry about, the one you externalize and fear."
You get the idea. The book goes on to describe organizations of Mission Control like the PLO (the Planetary Liberation Organization), the United Stellar Army Corps of Engineers (not to be confused with US Corps of Engineers!), etc.
In it's own concise, humorous way, this book ends up being more empowering and less pedantic than all the spiritual books out there, IMO.
This book was written in 1990, but is surprisingly relevant now (maybe we haven't progressed very far at all?). It describes who the "Crawl Ins" are and who are the generation after the Crawl Ins.
In describing Crawl Ins, a rationale I'd not heard was espoused. That is, that as Crawl Ins, we agreed to the full from-birth, forget-everything process. And even after being born, until we totally concede to the conception of life that humans have, we can't "wake up". The reason, she says, is that we must fix the structures from the inside out. Otherwise, it would be taking the earth by force. Only after we totally embrace being human and all it's limitations can we begin to start waking up. I personally found that reassuring, that maybe there was a reason for the long, long time it took me.
If you can get your hands on this odd book (I had to get it used on Amazon), I highly recommend it.
It was funny yet very true and serious at the same time.
It is a good book to have and enables you to really think about how we as human beings living an existence on Earth should and could behave.
Written with wit yet frightenly truthfull!
A great find.
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It is a really brilliant little book & awesome reminder to all starseeds....Read more
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All ideas in this book are based off of fantasy Earth, in which there are more than dimensions of space and time.