Neville Goddard was perhaps the last century’s most intellectually substantive and charismatic purveyor of the philosophy generally called New Thought, a spiritual vision that says everything you see and experience, including other people, is the result of your own thoughts and emotional states.
“If the universe is teeming with life, why have they not contacted us?” It is one of the great skeptical-analytical questions that get posed in apparent opposition to the ancient alien theory. There is a hypothesis which tries to explain the apparent lack of daily and visible contact with ET: the so-called Zoo Hypothesis.
The desire to find a higher purpose is the same desire that draws people to join cults. If an
individual is more inclined to lead than to follow, he can start his own
following. Although Strieber's case is extreme, it is also typical. Patterns laid down in childhood by
trauma and neglect lurk beneath all such pursuits, spiritual, political,
artistic, sexual, or financial.
The animated series, Illuminated, takes place in a future where mankind's spirit has fallen so low, dreaming itself is no longer possible for most. Dreams are commodities and the Dreamstars who create them are the celebrities.