“God wanted to hide his secrets in a secure place. ‘Would I put them on the moon?’ He reflected. ‘But then, one day human beings could get there, and it could be that those who would arrive there would not be worthy of the secret knowledge. Or perhaps I should hide them in the depths of the ocean,’ God entertained another possibility. But again, for the same reasons, he dismissed it. Then the solution occurred to Him – ‘I shall put my secrets in the inner sanctum of man’s own mind. ‘Then only those who really deserve it will be able to get to it.”(Tale recounted in the Amazon to Benny Shanon, Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and reproduced in his book “The Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience”, Oxford University press 2002).
Keep the above thought in mind and consider this. In late July 2004 the Nobel prize-winning biologist Francis Crick co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, died at the age of 88 and soon afterwards a little-known fact of his life hit the tabloid press. This was that when he was working at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge in the early 1950’s he frequently used LSD (which remained legal until the mid-1960’s) as a “thinking tool” to “boost” his mental powers. According to a report published in London on 8 August 2004 in The Mail on Sunday, Crick had privately admitted to colleagues that he was under the influence of LSD in 1953 at the moment when he “perceived the double helix shape” and unravelled the structure of DNA.
While he was using LSD, as he supposed, to free himself from rigid preconceptions, could Crick have picked up high-quality information encoded in his own DNA… about the structure of DNA itself?
Of course the Mail on Sunday story has been denied by many of Crick’s supporters who see him as a bastion of mainstream science and of the alert, problem-solving (as opposed to visionary) state of consciousness favoured by mainstream science. Nonetheless it is interesting that in 1981 Crick published a remarkable book entitled “Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature” in which he set out his (distinctly non-mainstream, indeed highly unorthodox) view that DNA could not, in fact, have arisen on earth “by chance” but rather that the seeds of life and of all future evolution, most likely in the form of simple, resilient bacteria, must have been sent here in spaceships by an alien civilisation. The aliens’ motive, he speculated, might have been to overcome the certain doom of a supernova explosion (or some such cataclysm) by preserving at least their DNA in stripped-down bacterial form and sending it out into the universe in crewless, automated ships programmed to seek and crash into certain sorts of planets at certain stages of development – there to release their cargo of bacteria to begin all over again the long process involved in the evolution of fully conscious beings.
Perhaps the early earth was one such planet? Perhaps it was seeded with bacteria containing the DNA of intelligent beings from the other side of the galaxy who had evolved their civilisation billions of years before the earth was even formed and whose technology was astonishingly, almost magically advanced?
These are Francis Crick’s speculations, not mine. But if our DNA is not “of this earth” and originated with an alien civilisation in command of advanced genetic-engineering technologies, as he proposes, then we cannot rule out the possibility that its scientists might have been able to record meaningful information, “messages” or “wake-up calls” in the language of DNA. If they were smart enough they might even have transcribed the entire accumulated knowledge of their culture into DNA to await the evolution and attention of intelligent species on whichever planets anywhere in the universe the original cargoes of bacteria had happened to land…
If so then it may perhaps only be in deeply altered states of consciousness – the sorts of states of consciousness brought on by the use of Ayahuasca, DMT or LSD – that we can access these messages.
Just a speculation! But for further information on it, and some alternative explanations, see my book “Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind”: https://grahamhancock.com/supernatural/