If you've never checked out Rupert Sheldrake's work, you might enjoy his books. One of them consists of studies he did about the psychic qualities of some animals. He found that in a certain percentage of dogs there was definite psychic behavior going on. A lot of this research, from what I remember (it's a bit hazy as I don't have the book in front of me) was about dogs who could tell when their owners were coming home - even if the owners came home at weird times or in weird ways, etc. And a certain percentage of dogs would get up from whatever they were doing and sit by the window or whatever and KNEW their "master" was coming home. Consistenly -- like 100% of the time, beyond the realm of chance or probability.
I don't remember if Sheldrake had info on cat behavior in there, too, but I believe he was able to estimate the percentage of dogs who did this psychic stuff - and it wasn't all of them.
In the world of cats, I've found that only about 30% demonstrate strong psychic stuff - telepathy, reaction to entities in the environment, and more.
Many cats function as great protectors of their owners when they sleep because the reason why cats sleep so much is that they have a rich life in the "astral" realms, those dimensions that slightly overlap this one. A lot of abductions and other shenanigans can happen when we're journeying through those places during our sleep, and cats will often keep watch and guard over you. They can also relate info back to you about what went on or who "visited" you that night, if you can learn to communicate with them via telepathy. My cat Smoky is the one who gives us this information. She's the most psychic and tuned in of our cats.
About the origins of cats, I was always interested in the evidence Graham Hancock found about how certain "vents" in the pyramids point toward different star systems - and how one points toward the constellation of Leo, I believe. And in other great pyramids and constructions throughout the world, this theme of pointing to Leo keeps coming up. (Again, I may be mixing info here, maybe it was the Sphinx that points toward Leo.)
Many years ago I was tuning into a lot of ancient archeology info and humanity's pre-history stuff in my psychic work. Probably the the thing I found the MOST intriguing was when I was given a series of downloads or holographic images/data about THE CAT PEOPLE!
There really was a gorgeous species of bipedal cat people from a different star system who visited here in our ancient, ancient history. They were a completely different group from the usual suspects - the reptilians, the Nordic/albinos, the greys, etc. I wasn't able to get complete info about them, I was just given a tantalizing, small glimpse about them. And I've been trying to learn more about them ever since 'cause I'm such a cat-crazed person! I don't know - these beings might not be around anymore, because it's almost like I'm viewing an after-image of their species.
Perhaps these ancient bipedal cat people brought the other cats here? Genetically engineered them or transported them here? I don't know.
I do know from talking with my cats over the years that each of our tiny domestic cats is 100% certain that she is a lion inside! Or some kind of "big" cat, anyway. Their inner self is very much operating from a reference point of BIG PUSS.
I've been able to access some recall of a past life in which I was a young female, a member of the Egyptian royal family - dont' remember which era, and no- I wasn't Cleopatra! I never ruled and I died very young.
Anyway, in that lifetime lions were around the palace and I had several as pets. Only I didn't consider them "pets," they were people. In that reality, apparently, there was a much stronger level of ongoing telepathic communication between some of the lions and the humans, and there was this whole lineage of royal lions who were extremely psychic and interesting. They ate with the royals, slept with the royals, lived side by side as cherished members of the household.
I get the sense that those lions were more genetically "pure" than the ones that are alive today - nowadays too much tampering has been done with the DNA, plus you have pollution and stuff. So these lions were living in a different way, with a good degree of intelligence, and some of them had this very interesting psychic/personal relationship with certain people. I also get the sense that this only happened in certain temples with the people trained in metaphysical energy and among certain members within the royal caste - but not with all the royals. This "girl" that I remember being was a bit unusual - it's like she was a minor member of the family, like maybe the sixth daughter or something, so she wasn't in line for the throne - but she had strong psychic abilities and had independently worked to develop a strong relationship with the lions. But I don't think everybody in her family could communicate with them.
That's me for ya -- always the cat nerd
I think this racial memory of lions being important and spiritual is part of the reason why characters like Aslan in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe are so popular. And what about the success of The Lion King? I mean, okay, it was a cute story, and the Broadway musical was supposedly very well done long after the movie came out. But really! It was like the most successful musical EVER at the time. And then there's CATS.....which was the longest-running musical for ages, and it was really just a series of little vignettes in song about different cats, not much plot there!
I think cat-related stuff in popular culture taps into some long-buried vein of awareness about a deeper mystery about highly intelligent cats and our "memories" about this, buried in our DNA our our collective unconscious.
Most of the time I steer clear of "dialing up any ET's" since usually it's the bad ones that come running your way -- but I have to admit, I would LOVE to know more about the cat people.
LipstickMystic aka Jennifer