OPERATION   CONTRASTING VALKYRIE   
     IN THE  SIXTIES.  THE CENTRAL    
  INTELLIGENCE AGENCY  "CIA" RELEASE  
   AEROSOLIZED  SELATENINE  OVER  A   
   JUPITER EQUINOX CONCERT, CREATING  
  THE  LARGEST SECRET PARADIGM SHIFT  
   THAT THE WORLD HAS EVER  SEEN.   
  
                                          
 THE  JUPITER EQUINOX* CONCERT IS PART OF 
 A FESTIVAL IN BLACK TICKLE  ARRANGED  BY 
 A GROUP CALLED EPICENTER OF LOVE.  THERE 
 IS  NO   ENTRANCE   BUT   VISITORS   ARE 
 EXPECTED TO  HELP WITH MAINTENANCE. FOOD 
 AND  DRINK IS  SHARED.  MANY  BANDS  ARE 
 PLAYING  OVER THE FOUR DAY COURSE OF THE 
 FESTIVAL, AND THE  STAGE IS OPEN BETWEEN 
 SCHEDULED   CONCERTS.   JUPITER EQUINOX, 
 WHILE AN UNKNOWN ACT, HAS A  PRESTIGIOUS 
 TIMESLOT AT EIGHT IN THE EVENING ON  THE 
 THIRD  DAY,  WHICH  IS  FRIDAY.       
                                          
 EIGHT  IS  ALSO WHEN THE  PLANE USED  TO 
 SPREAD  THE   AEROSOL   LIFTS   OFF.  IT 
 ARRIVES AT THE  FESTIVAL ABOUT A QUARTER 
 PAST,  SOUND   MASKED  BY  THE  CONCERT. 
 AROUND   WHEN   THE   FIRST    WAVE   OF 
 SELATENINE   MUST   HAVE   REACHED   THE 
 AUDIENCE, THE  SONG COMES TO A TENSE BUT 
 QUIET  MOVEMENT,  AND  THE  LEAD  SINGER 
 WALKS  TO  THE  FRONT   OF   THE  STAGE. 
                                          
 SHE SAYS,  WITH A CRYSTALLINE  VOICE: "I 
 HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU. I  AM NOT  A 
 HUMAN BEING.  I AM  NOT  AN  ANIMAL OR A 
 PLANT. I  HAVE BEEN  SENT  TO DELIVER  A 
 MESSAGE TO  YOU. A  MESSAGE OF HOPE. YOU 
 ARE NOT ALONE.  THERE  ARE  OTHER BEINGS 
 IN  THE  UNIVERSE.  THERE  IS  LIFE  OUT 
 THERE,  LIFE  THAT  IS  REACHING  OUT  A 
 HAND.  AND IT'S  TIME TO TAKE THAT HAND. 
 TO REACH OUT  TOWARD  THAT HAND AND GRAB 
 IT IT.  IT IS TIME TO COME HOME. YOU ARE 
 GOING   HOME.  YOU   ARE  GOING   HOME." 
                                          
 THE   SINGER  STANDS  THERE  FOR  A  FEW 
 MOMENTS, HER  HAND  RAISED IN  THE  AIR, 
 BEFORE  THE REST  OF THE  BAND KICKS  IN 
 AND  THE  MUSIC  BUILDS TO A  CRESCENDO. 
 THE  CROWD  ERUPTS.  AND THEN  SOMETHING 
 ELSE  ERUPTS  AS  WELL.  A  CONCERT-GOER 
 DESCRIBES   IT:   "SUDDENLY,  THE  MUSIC 
 SEAMS  BROADER,  MORE  COLORFUL.  I  CAN 
 SOMEHOW SEE IT, AND I  FEEL  THE  OTHERS 
 SEEING IT,  AND  I SEE  IT THROUGH THEIR 
 EYES  AS WELL.  MEANWHILE  I'M  DANCING, 
 AND I  CAN FEEL MY  BODY AS  I'VE  NEVER 
 DONE  BEFORE,  I  AM  AWARE OF EACH CELL 
 AND  EACH  MOLECULE,  ALL  VIBRATING  IN 
 UNISON.  AND  IT'S  ALL   GOING  FASTER, 
 BUILDING  UP TO  SOMETHING,  WAKING UP." 
                                          
 PEOPLE  START FORMING  CIRCLES,  HOLDING 
 HANDS  AND  DANCING.  SOME  ARE  CRYING. 
 SOME ARE  LAUGHING.  SOME ARE SCREAMING. 
                                          
 AND  THEN  -  A FLUTTER - AND  SOMETHING 
 GIVES.   A   SHOCKWAVE   OF    REVERSING 
 POLARITY   IN   THE   ETHER,  AND   LIKE 
 BUTTERFLIES  GETTING HIT BY A  BURST  OF 
 WIND,  THE THIRD EYE  OPENS FOR EVERYONE 
 IN THE AUDIENCE. AND IT  BECOMES A CHAIN 
 REACTION,  QUICKLY SPREADING  ACROSS THE 
 FESTIVAL AREA.  WITHIN SECONDS THERE  IS 
 A   GLOBAL   BLACKOUT.  FESTIVAL   GOERS 
 REGAIN  THEIR  MEMORIES  AROUND  A  WEEK 
 LATER,  THOSE  IN  THE  NEARBY  TOWN  OF 
 BLACK TICKLE  AFTER   A  FEW   DAYS,  IN 
 MONTREAL  FOR  THE EVENING, THE REST  OF 
 AMERICA  MAYBE  AN  HOUR.           
                                          
 AND   THUS,  THE  POPULATION   OF  EARTH 
 HAS  KIND  OF  LEFT  IT'S  MATERIALISTIC 
 BASELINE,   ONLY   THAT  MOST   DO   NOT 
 REMEMBER                             IT. 
                                          
                                          
  
  * THERE'S AN INTERESTING ASPECT TO  
   THE  "JUPITER EQUINOX"  ACT.  IT   
   SEEMS   THERE  WAS   NEVER   ANY   
  JUPITER EQUINOX CONCERTS BEFORE OR  
  AFTER THE ONE IN BLACK TICKLE. THE  
   LEAD  SINGER  (ALSO COLLOQUIALLY   
  REFERRED TO  AS JUPITER) SEEMED TO  
   IMMEDIATELY DISAPPEAR (FOR A LONG  
  WHILE SHE WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN  
   A  CIA AGENT, BUT A  LATER  FOIA   
  RELEASE REFUTED THIS). FOR OBVIOUS  
  REASONS, MANY WERE LOOKING FOR ANY  
   TRACE  OF  THE  BAND,  BUT  NONE   
   WERE FRUITFUL.                     
                                      
  RECENTLY, HOWEVER,  SOME ATTENTION  
  HAS BEEN DRAWN TO JUNIPER HELDING,  
  A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD POP SINGER FROM  
  ENGLAND WHO HAS A  VERY  STRIKING   
   SIMILARITY...