Someone who knows more about Edenism, Buddhism and Indo-Chinese physiognomy than I do should fact-check everything I’m about to say cuz I’m talking out me arse. - I’ve seen SC psychology described like this: Laterally oriented, empathetic, focused on synthesis and opposed to distinction, motivated by peace and the desire to share it. Desiring to ‘re-write’ others into more ‘harmonious’ being. Isn’t this Buddhism? The religion which says: “I am you. You are me. We are the universal whole. Your ego and identity is the cause of your suffering. Cast it off, become one with us.” We’re talking phrenology, so it’s given that we assume that a person’s philosophy can be directly influenced by their own biology. Likewise, there are some philosophies one can only truly accept and live if one is of are of a certain biology. So, if one has an interest in manipulating others philosophy and perpetuating their own, in changing the ‘spiritual potential energy’ of a person/people/place/planet into something more ‘preferable’, the best way to go about it would be biologically. I remember there being two competing hypotheses: that Starchildren were just an offshoot of Melons, or that Starchildren were genuine descendants of aliens. Maybe both are true. With my layman eyes it seems to me that someone with temps is more likely to have par than not. The majority of Buddhist monks I’ve looked at have either parietal mass or temporal mass or both. Let’s follow this line of thought and use Buddhist thinking to reconcile the hypothetical Ur-Starchild psychology: Like a Buddhist sees a suffering man and thinks “If only he knew how to let go”, the Ur-SC sees earth and thinks the same thing. His motive is to gently, peacefully, lovingly, smother our souls. Like a cosmic trip-sitter, gently guiding us towards a permanent ego-death. Then, it seems clear why Melons and Starchildren seem so naturally opposed. Melons are all about identity, telos, the meaning of life we’re all searching for but can’t describe and some say is kept safely in God’s hands, and how that meaning relates to our identities. Starchildren see that all as a painful and vain lie. They see our existence as a pathology of matter, a woefully inefficient conversion of energy to joy, in dire need of refactoring. We see them as a virus, but they see themselves as the immune system, fighting malignant growth. And what does a good immune system do but go straight to the source of the cancer? The degenerate and abusive hierarchies of today are fated to collapse by their own evil nature. No threat of metastasis. But imagine a benevolent and altruistic civilization which actually has things figured out-- a civilization which actually has the potential to reach into millennia and go beyond what anyone else ever has. That’s something which needs to be rooted out at the source (Why though? If a benevolent civilization is rid of undue suffering then why does it need to end? Maybe because they see the overall purpose, the discovery of meaning, as ultimately ill-fated and empty. Or, maybe the ‘universal whole’ they claim to represent longs to be whole again, and errant civilizations living off stolen consciousness need to be ‘brought back home’. Or, maybe, seeding otherwise progressive civilizations with their own DNA such that said civilization will become them is just their mode of reproduction. Ur-Starchildren can at the very least be explained as an organism whose method of reproduction is the ‘biological terraforming’ of other species). Imagine there were the seeds of a promising melon civilization somewhere in indo-china, on the cusp of philosophical renaissance. Who knows what they would’ve become-- maybe the Ur-Starchildren deemed it necessary that someone with their sensibilities appear at the right time, in order to direct this immense spiritual-momentum into creating a more ‘desirable’ movement. Suddenly a bright melon-lass has a kid with a weirdly wide-head and a philosophy which, on one hand exploits the parietal’s desire to revere a transcendent power, and on the other hand contains the possibly nefarious seeds of Ur-SC doctrine. I don’t know what Siddhārtha Gautama actually looked like, but these skulls seem similar. The average Tibetan man seems to have a wider skull than usual. Maybe my fear of Greys as a child was rooted in Genetic memory. Why don’t we ever see any aylmao’s flying around? Well, why would a good Buddhist disturb the peace? Space looks best when it’s still, silent, and empty. A perfect portrait of nirvana. Why would they come down here themselves when they can talk to us through drugs and have Joe Rogan preach their doctrine of nothingness on the most popular podcast in the world? Slow and steady goes the rowboat called earth into an endless and hungry black sea we call ‘death’, but they call ‘peace’. Maybe they gave us this technology to show us the limits and absurdity of our existence, while guiding us into a more connected whole. And why aren’t Ur-Melons directly intervening? The center of identity is the ability to choose, and we mustn’t be deprived of the right to choose for ourselves between the comfort of the void offered by the Ays or the crucible of meaningful existence offered by God. Let the sea be the sea and fall back into itself, let life rise from it. Maybe the ‘cosmic filter’ is this: Those who are weak choose to dissolve back into what they once were, and those who are strong transcend, and are taken up to be with God-- leaving this place empty. Regardless of all this ‘woo’, the similarities between described Starchild psychology and Buddhist philosophy shouldn’t be ignored-- I see a lot of temps in Asia. Maybe that’s a lead to the SC origin story. And maybe this is old news.