Exo-101: Introduction to Exopolitics


On 9 January 2017 a new semester of courses starts at the Exopolitics Institute. This is one of the classes that will be taught.


Introduction - course description

Introduction to Exopolitics consists of three parts. In the first part, we examine the main sources of evidence for an extraterrestrial presence on Earth. We distinguish different categories of evidence and evaluate how reliable these sources are. We do so by identifying the criteria that determine the credibility and persuasiveness of the evidence.

In the second part, we focus on four different perspectives on the extraterrestrial presence. We use a typology that takes into account the motivation, activities and histories of different extraterrestrial races, and the various clandestine organizations that interact with these races.

In the third part, the course deals with policy implications and the political management of the extra­terrestrial presence.

The course is offered by distance education in the form of weekly lectures received via the Internet, online course reading material and videos, and participant / instructor communication through a group discussion forum/email list.

Introduction to Exopolitics

*This is a required course for the Exopolitics Certificate and Exopolitics Diploma.

Registration can be done at The Exopolitics Institute.

A sample of the required reading for the first week, can be found here.






10 January 2017

Lecture 1

Introduction: Towards a conceptual mapping of exopolitics

17 January 2017

Lecture 2

Part1, 1, Whistleblowers, secrecy and debunking

24 January 2017

Lecture 3

Part1, 2, Documents, Witnesses, Key historical sightings

31 January 2017

Lecture 4

Part 1, 3, Human/Extraterrestrial Interaction

07 February 2017

Lecture 5

Part 1, 4, Exo-archeology

14 February 2017

Lecture 6

Part 1, 5, Other sources: Remote Viewing, channeling, …

21 February 2017

Lecture 7

Part 2, 1, The Helper Perspective

28 February 2017


07 March 2017

Lecture 8

Part 2, 2, The Intruder Perspective

14 March 2017

Lecture 9

Part 2, 3, The Manipulator Perspective

21 March 2017

Lecture 10

Part 2, 4, The Watcher Perspective

28 March 2017

Lecture 11

Part 3, 1, Political Management

04 April 2017

Lecture 12

Part 3, 2, ET Technology and the Black Budget

11 April 2017

Lecture 13

Part 3, 3, Power politics, strategic principles, ...

18 April 2017

Lecture 14

Part 3, 4, Preparing for Contact



Student Feedback

Q. What did you like most about this course?

Exo-101 is what exopolitics is all about; this is a comprehensive overview, but with a plethora of amazing details, of all crucial aspects and issues regarding the UFO phenomenon and the ET presence on planet earth.
~ P. Dermentzoglou, Spring, 2014


I appreciated the structure the course offered me in coming to the field with little background in ufology or exopolitics.. Flexibility regarding differing beliefs and opinions is particularly important to me. I enjoyed reading Manu’s and my classmates’ thoughts and opinions and felt encouraged and supported in expressing my own.
~ Karen Kael, USA, 2013

If you interested about UFOs, but know nothing about the implications regarding the issue to our world, I strongly recommend this course.
~ Stan Ho, Hong Kong, 2013

I appreciated the wide and comprehensive coverage of all the topics we went through. It has without doubt expanded my exo-field extensively. My interest area so far has been ETH evidence from ancient times, and this course provided a broad perspective on that topic. I also enjoyed the contactee’ topic; since this chapter illustrates a choice the government should have taken long time ago – instead of focusing on the technology.
~ Kai Olsen – Spring 2011

I have found the course and the study material extremely well organized and clear. I got the whole picture of exopolitics. Our instructor’s support was excellent and he kept us on track throughout the course.
~ Erhan Kolbasi, Turkey – Spring 2010

I think the Exo-101 Course really fulfilled its goal of providing for a general and profound overview of the major subjects that have yet emerged in the Science of Exopolitics. I could not have run into anything better than this course, for handing me a fantastic shortcut to the most valuable info & resources currently available on the ET related subject. Thank you Michael and Manuel, and every one who contributed in bringing together all material for this course.
~ Frank, Belgium – Spring 2009

Manuel’s lectures. He gave a complete and organic interpretation of the reading material and an astonishing linking between them. The substance of the lectures was also made of interesting considerations and inputs.
~ Anissa, Switzerland – Spring 2009

Although it took a little getting use to the amount of material in this course I actually appreciated all the thought and careful organization that went into it. I really feel I was given a substantial overview of the available material. I also thought the instructor was very competent, knowledgeable and responsive.
~ Dr Bernice Hill, USA – Spring, 2009

I never knew that there was so much evidence and information on the subject. The class interaction was great. Imagine finding your passion after all these years and being able to live it and tell it to others? Imagine being qualified in a subject that you live, eat and breath.
~ Neil Gould, Hong Kong – Spring, 2008

It provided a superbly structured approach to study a vast and complex topic with massively broad ranging ramifications on so many levels affecting almost every aspect of human existence and beyond. Amazon.com were very good about delivering books on time. The course interaction was inspirational and the student work submitted of a challengingly high quality from all contributors. The course haschanged my life on many levels, and raised my consciousness in totally unexpected realms. In short, I am a truly better person, a more mature earthling, for having taken this course.
~ Douglas McClure, South Africa, Spring, 2008

Taking for granted that the information/curriculum was as anticipated … most excellent, what really stood out for me was the interaction between us all. The interactive nature of the course exceeds what could be achieved in a traditional clasroom setting, a mode of education that still to this day remains stuck in the 19th century in many respects.
~ Jason Friend, California, USA – Spring, 2008

Q. What would you say to prospective students contemplating this course?

I would highly recommend it for a few reasons. Firstly, the exo-field  is currently highly contemporary. Second, to become a student of your hobbies is never a bad idea. I would even recommend it to writers etc looking for inspiration. Thirdly, to get access to information of what’s happening in a hidden world will simply contribute to  personal/professional development as it truly expands the horizon. I would for instance recommend it to professional journalists and other media representatives, but most people in general would benefit from it. While recommending the course I would also advise to have available time to go through all the readings. I have undertaken this course while being employed in “the deep field”. Due to poor internet connection and prolonged periods with heavy workloads I felt at some stages that I didn’t manage to produce my homework hundred per cent.
~ Kai Olson – Spring 2011

I would recommend this course to anyone interested in extraterrestrial reality. It is certainly an excellent, interesting and challenging course.
~ Erhan Kolbasi, Turkey – Spring 2010

I would say that if you really wanted to DIVE INTO the ET issue, through a professionally guided tour, then this EXO-101 Course would be the ideal way to start this full impact journey. Don´t however underestimate the volume of material that is waiting for you …. 10 Hours per week is indeed the very minimum required, but it´s a 100% recommended investment of your time and resources !
~ Frank, Belgium – Spring 2009

I would say to take it very seriously, reading the more it’s possible of the reading material before the lecture, concentrate in every step of the course, weekly questions, class presentation and term paper. It’s not an easy course, but it’s so important and essential for the amount of information it gives and the skilled guide of Manuel, that the effort will be rewarded by the intense feeling of having acknowledged so many fundamental elements of this amazing subject. I would suggest to take time to digest every single input, and to take the adequate distance when working on the lectures on Manipulator and on Intruder perspectives, these were hard to me. I wish that every person on the world could have the privilege of following this course. It’s a gift that will always be with me and I will need all I have learned very soon. I feel ready for contact: THANK YOU!
~ Anissa, Switzerland – Spring 2009

That it is demanding and worth every minute of it.
~ Dr Bernice Hill, USA – Spring, 2009

You will feel as though you are a Crayfish, shedding your skin. It will hurt and you will feel vulnerable. As you mature, your skin will harden but so will your resolve to reach perfection in Exopolitics. Those who thrust their debunking hands around your body will leave painfully reminded to never think they can drag you out from under your fortress of solitude. You will have learned to see through the cracks and to understand that no matter how muddy the waters become, you will will always know your way around: more than that, you will lead others.
~ Neil Gould, Hong Kong – Spring, 2008

What would you say to prospective students contemplating this course? Keep an open mind, be utterly committed to diligently studying all your documentation and video materiel, write your submissions timeously and in such a way that they reflect your conscience and be prepared for a really life changing experience.
~ Douglas McClure, South Africa, Spring, 2008

Clear your schedule and buckle up for an amazingly valuable, educational, intellectual and spiritual experience you will never forget. This course is not for those without a bundle of nerve. Nor is it for the faint of heart. The question is no longer: have you been lied to, but rather, can you handle the truth? This is not something you choose to do out of mere intellectual curiosity. This is not something to enter into on a whim or a lark. For those without a base knowledge of the subject matter, without personal experience of the phenomenon, it will be tougher. Well, as Christopher Walken says in Communion: ” You people are in for one hell of a surprise.” Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. If you are not prepared for what lies behind the curtain, don´t pull the rope. Be prepared to work hard alongside some brilliant people. I guess this all sounds more like a warning than a ringing endorsement. The phrase: “the future, and your world is yours, if you can take it”, comes to mind. I don´t know what that´s from, I just know I´ve heard it before a few times. HMMM… This is not the type of thing one gets talked into doing, really.
~ Jason Friend, California, USA – Spring, 2008