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Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality

Originally published in New Dawn #139

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Cave and Cosmos
Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality
by Michael Harner
(North Atlantic Books)

Michael Harner, more so than Carlos Castaneda, more so than Gordon Wasson, Terence McKenna, Alan Watts, Abbie Hoffman or Timothy Leary, has perhaps done more than any other to enlighten the West on the truly global nature of shamanism — a cultural and spiritual heritage that seems to unify every archaic and indigenous culture around the world. Mr. Harner has been studying this cross-cultural enigma since the 1950’s when, as a budding student anthropologist, he studied firsthand the Jivaro tribe of the Amazon.

In the early ’60s, Mr. Harner studied with the Conibo tribe and was introduced to a powerful hallucinogenic plant medicine named ayahuasca. He was among the very first Westerners who would be transformed spiritually by nature’s hallucinogens into an era that would become the next step of the West’s spiritual re-awakening — a re-awakening that had been previously interrupted by two world wars. The country’s post-war mass hypnosis into a consumer-driven American Dream was about to get jolted back to a multidimensional reality.

While the children of this era were being fed synthetic hallucinogens, thanks to the research done by government-sponsored chemists, Mr. Harner began a quest into the true purpose of nature’s psychotropic gifts. Mr. Harner traveled the world studying the unifying techniques that would become the basis of what he termed “core shamanism,” or the unifying techniques, irrespective of the culture in which those techniques were colored, that sent shamans worldwide on otherworldly journeys for healing power, protective power and guidance from an infinite wisdom.

Most of the credit for the shaman’s journey was understandably ascribed by the researchers of the West to the hallucinogens. Psychedelics cast aside the veil to a much broader spiritual reality. “However,” Mr. Harner writes, “as a result of my cross-cultural research, by the late 1960s I was beginning to conclude reluctantly that shamans in most of the world’s indigenous cultures did their work without the appreciable use of psychedelic substances. It was becoming inescapably obvious to me that throughout the world, percussion sound, most notably by drumming was far more widely used than psychedelics by indigenous shamans.”

Since then, Mr. Harner has been working to preserve humanity’s ancient shamanic heritage. In 1979, he founded the Center for Shamanic Studies in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1980, he published The Way of the Shaman, a seminal work on the study of shamanism. And in the early 1980’s he opened the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS). Today, the FSS archives nearly 5,000 accounts of Westerners’ journeys to either the Upper or Lower Worlds using Mr. Harner’s core shamanism techniques.

Cave and Cosmos is Mr. Harner’s first book since The Way of the Shaman, and consists of an in-depth overview of shamanism from a man who is an unequivocal expert on the subject, as well as an analysis of the shamanic journey via the accounts contained in the FSS archives.

“Since the appearance of my last book, The Way of the Shaman, more than three decades ago, my teaching has been primarily oral, in keeping with the age-old traditions of shamanism. The time has come, however, for me finally to address publicly certain questions that urgently deserve wider attention in the contemporary world. Two fundamental questions are whether there is more than one reality and whether we need to be alone in solving the challenges of existence.”

For some 40 years, Mr. Harner has been teaching students to journey inward to the non-consensual realities of the Upper and Lower shamanic realms, and his students have been keeping records of these journeys. Cave and Cosmos introduces apprentice shamans into a framework of what to expect when trying these techniques on their own.

But when Western, non-shamans journey using only the “auditory driving” of the drum, are they truly journeying, or only imagining it?

“Although indigenous shamans consider their journeys quite real,” Mr. Harner writes, “it is often difficult at first for many Westerners to accept that these ascensions are more than just their imagination. Experienced journeyers usually do not have this problem, having learned, through extensively practicing the technique, the existence of another reality.”

Like anything else, shamanic journeying, independent of the use of psychotropic plants, takes work.

“Shamans differ from those who believe in spirits, because they know from firsthand experience that spirits exist. They see the spirits, touch them, hear them, smell them, and converse with them…Shamans no more believe spirits exist than you believe your family, friends, and acquaintances exist.”

At the very end of Cave and Cosmos, Mr. Harner provides appendices elucidating the techniques of core shamanism — techniques to take journeyers to meet their power animals, teachers, healers and guides who exist in the realms beyond this one. And for those planning on using these techniques for their own journeys, perhaps Mr. Harner’s apprehension at publishing the book might be taken as a suggestion: journey prior to reaching chapter 6, “The Westerners’ First Journeys.”

“For years I have been loath to publish this knowledge prematurely, for fear that once it was ‘out there,’ it might deprive new students and other Westerners from having uninfluenced, autonomous experiences.”

Perhaps it’s worth trying the journeys first and then comparing those uninfluenced beginning journeys to the accounts of other Western journeyers within the pages of Cave and Cosmos.

Regardless of one’s intention to journey, Cave and Cosmos is likely the most important modern work on the preservation of shamanism and our reunion with humanity’s original spiritual heritage. Mr. Harner is often credited with sparking the shamanic revival after publishing The Way of the Shaman. Cave and Cosmos carries that torch in a way that is as relevant towards humanity’s re-awakening as anything else.

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Gateway to Atlantis: The Search for the Source of a Lost Civilization

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Gateway to Atlantis
by Andrew Collins
(Carroll & Graf)

Was there truly an ancient continent somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean that succumbed to cataclysmic floods sometime around the end of the last Ice Age (circa 10,000 to 8,000 BC) and then all but disappeared to history? If so, is there any genuine hard evidence to show that the legend of Atlantis is founded in truth?

Andrew Collins, author of Gateway to Atlantis, says yes. And over the course of this book, he weaves together various clues across multiple scholarly disciplines to demonstrate that indeed there is ample reason to conclude that the legend of Atlantis is actually a significant part of human history, one that may even tie together the ancient histories of Mesoamerican, European and Near East cultures.

Gateway to Atlantis does not promote a New Age image of Atlantean pyramids and crystal mindlight generators — regardless of whether such ideas are true or not. Rather, Mr. Collins is an astute historical detective who bases his arguments on ancient source material and a broad base of knowledge regarding ancient cultures, peoples and geographies. He may very well have pieced together just about all of the necessary clues to pinpoint exactly where the ancient seat of Atlantis existed. Only time — and archaeological dedication — will tell if Mr. Collins is right.

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“Very possibly, these are the same islands that Plato informs us were used by ancient voyagers to reach ‘the opposite continent’, i.e. the American mainland. What is more, the suggestion that Atlantis also gained control of lands within the Pillars of Hercules clearly implies that the empire established itself in both Europe and Libya. All this would indicate some kind of connection between the supposed Atlanteans of the Western Ocean and the ‘voyagers’ from within the Mediterranean, whom Plato tells us were able to reach ‘the opposite continent’ via a series of ‘other islands’, before the final destruction of Atlantis.” (p. 57)

Plato
Plato is the main and primary source of the Atlantean legend, and his fictional accounts of this mythic land, as told in the Timaeus and the Critias, are where Mr. Collins begins. And one of the most intriguing clues Plato gives us is the idea that ancient voyagers, prior to the destruction of Atlantis, used the Atlantean islands as stopovers to reach an “opposite continent” that Mr. Collins identifies as the American mainland.

Plato is the starting place for Mr. Collins’ Atlantean detective story and he distills some important clues from Plato’s fictional account. Plato makes it clear that mariners from some past age were able to cross the Atlantic Ocean and reach the Atlantean mainland — as well as the “opposite” continent beyond the Atlantean islands. A natural cataclysm involving earthquakes and floods destroyed the Atlantean islands and left, in the wake of the destruction, “an ‘impassable sea’ of mud and shoals (which Mr. Collins identifies as either the Sargasso Sea or the shallow waters of the Bahamas, or both) [that] occupies the former position of the sunken island preventing any further navigation to ‘the opposite continent’.” (p. 72)

If this is indeed true, how did the memory of this prehistoric age survive some 8,000 years  and make its way across the Atlantic to reach Plato?

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” …I now feel we can safely conclude that the Hesperides were indeed the West Indies, and that a sketchy knowledge of this island group’s existence persisted into Roman times. It was information such as this that writers including Pliny, Sebosus and Solinus would seem to have picked up on and used as geographical anecdotes in their respective works. In turn, much later writers such as Isidore of Seville, Dicuil and Honorius of Autun included this information in their own works, which were much later consulted by medieval cartographers prior to the age of discovery. In this way ancient maritime lore, perhaps thousands of years old, came into the possession of European explorers and chroniclers in the wake of Columbus’ first voyage to the New World.” (p. 98)

Transatlantic Voyages
In order to determine whether or not ancient mariners had crossed the Atlantic, Mr. Collins scours the ancient works. But the old texts abound with islands whose ancient names often don’t have clearly identified modern counterparts. Islands such as the Gorgades, the Blessed Isles, the Fortunate Isles and the Hesperides are often referenced — however, the modern islands to which those names refer are, apparently, still debated.

After some heavy detective work, Mr. Collins seems to make sense of all the various ancient island names and concludes that the Hesperides refers to the islands of the West Indies, in the Caribbean. This is an extremely important deduction because it means that all ancient references to voyages to the Hesperides refer to Atlantic crossings to the Caribbean — in other words, transatlantic voyages.

“…if I am correct in my identification of the geographical locations to which he alludes, then we have a very rare discovery indeed. I say this because the words of Sebosus, as Oviedo obviously realised in the sixteenth century, appear to confirm that transatlantic journeys had taken place between Cape Verde on the African coast and the West Indies in ancient times. Evidence that this is indeed the case comes from the 40 days’ sailing time Sebosus gives for the voyage between the Gorgades and the Hesperides.” (p. 95)

Apparently, 40 days sailing time is an accurate duration between the Cape Verde Isles (which Mr. Collins identifies with the ancient Gorgades islands, off the west coast of Africa) and the islands of the West Indies (which Mr. Collins identifies with the Hesperides). If Mr. Collins is correct — and he pores through a vast amount of research to support the identification of these islands — then we have some substantial evidence to support the idea of ancient transatlantic voyages. This alone is enough to upset the modern notion of our ancient history.

But if the islands of the Caribbean, also known today as the Antilles (note the consonants “A-T-L” inherent in both Antilles and Atlantis) are the source of the Atlantean legend which was then brought east to Europe via ancient transatlantic voyagers, then who were these ancient mariners? Is there any evidentiary support of a seagoing people with transatlantic capabilities?

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“…if the Phoenicians and Carthaginians really were responsible for introducing Caribbean catastrophe myths to the Mediterranean world prior to the age of Plato, could these nations be linked directly to the Atlantis legend? Incredibly the answer is yes.” (p. 161-162)

The Phoenicians
In addition to ancient tales alluding to transatlantic voyages, it seems that Egyptian mummies hold some tantalizing clues that suggest transatlantic voyages must have occurred during Pharaonic times. Numerous mummies have been found to contain residue of tobacco and coca leaves. While it’s possible that tobacco leaves could have reached Egypt from more fertile parts of Africa during ancient times, Mr. Collins notes that the only source of the coca leaves could have been from the Americas.

“As fantastic as this proposal might seem, the only realistic solution to explain the discovery of cocaine in Egyptian mummies is to suggest trading contact between the two continents. Furthermore, if the coca leaf was really being exported in this manner, there has to be a possibility that tobacco from Central America was also being shipped to the ancient world. The presence of tobacco and cocaine in the same Egyptian individuals would tend to support this supposition. Moreover, the strange relationship between the names used for tobacco smoking on both sides of the Atlantic implies a cross-fertilisation of terminology, techniques, and quite possibly even plants and produce centuries before the age of Columbus. Only by establishing this ancient trade route can we go on to propose a means by which knowledge of the Caribbean islands, and the cataclysms they would seem to have suffered in some past age, can have reached the Mediterranean world prior to the age of Plato.” (p. 124)

The Phoenicians were, apparently, accomplished mariners, setting up trade routes from islands off the west coast of Africa all the way up to the British Isles. And while Mr. Collins cites circumstantial evidence from ancient texts to support the idea that the ancient Phoenicians made it to the American shores, multiple discoveries in New England of ancient Carthaginian coins (ancient Carthage having originated as a Phoenician colony) gives hard credence to the idea that Phoenician mariners must have reached America in ancient times.

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“What all this suggests is that memories were preserved among the tribes of Mesoamerica regarding a single island landmass from which came a  displaced peoples who formed the ruling dynasties of the earliest races to inhabit the region.” (p. 223)

Conquest & Cataclysm
Via the conquest of the New World, Mr. Collins takes the reader on a journey into indigenous Mesoamerican myth — myth that over and over again, across multiple cultures throughout the Americas, talks about an ancient Caribbean cataclysm that tore apart a single landmass via earthquakes and floods, leaving behind the scattered islands that we know today.

Mr. Collins provides clues to ancient civilizations that existed in the Caribbean prior to the indigenous populations that were found when the Portuguese and Spanish arrived in the New World. From Olmec, Toltec, Aztec, Maya, Taino, Carib and other indigenous sources, Mr. Collins presents a convincing case that the native Mesoamerican tradition is consistent: They all speak of the origins of their civilization having emerged from the ruins from some great ancient cataclysm.

But what was this cataclysm?

Amazingly, Mr. Collins presents astounding geological evidence across the southeastern part of North America — a scarred, lunar-type landscape of impact craters known as the Carolina Bays. Mr. Collins suggests that the Carolina Bays is the geological scarring that resulted from a comet, breaking up in mid-flight, as it headed just beyond what is now the Caribbean, and what was once known as the continent of Atlantis. Mr. Collins cites two deep sea impact sites just to the east of the Caribbean as the comet’s ground zero.

The tsunamis that resulted devastated the Atlantean islands and affected the Earth’s climate such that the last Ice Age ended, the ice melted, the water levels rose — and the waters that covered that Atlantean landmass never receded.

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“All the evidence presented by the mythological traditions of the early cultures of Mesoamerica points toward the islands of the Greater Antilles being the original homeland of their earliest ancestors and wisdom-bringers, described repeatedly as ‘serpents’ or ‘feathered serpents’.” (p. 237)

The Nephilim
Mr. Collins wraps up Gateway to Atlantis with some fascinating deductions, comparing the Mesoamerican legends of the serpent people with the Hebrew tradition of the Nephilim, the race of titans (perhaps serpent-like) who helped humanity re-establish civilization following the aftermath of the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age.

As this burgeoning paradigm unfolds before us in this age of information and awakening, it seems perfectly logical that if there truly was a race of advanced beings on planet Earth who helped jump start human civilization during pre-historic times, then the myths of these beings should be consistent across the planet. Mr. Collins demonstrates that there is good evidence to support this consistency.

Conclusion
At the outset of this review, I noted that Mr. Collins had identified the ancient seat of the Atlantean empire — and I have purposefully left out that important tidbit of information. I don’t want to give away everything.

Gateway to Atlantis may very well be the definitive scholarly work on raising Atlantis from its watery tomb. At the very least, Mr. Collins has demonstrated with an abundant amount of direct evidence that there is a fascinating narrative to explain how the story of Atlantis passed from history to legend to myth — from destruction to indigenous lore; from the tales of ancient transatlantic mariners to Egypt; and from Egypt to Plato.

It is entirely within the realm of possibility that with Gateway to Atlantis Mr. Collins has hit ground zero. And perhaps with further investigation into the area identified by Mr. Collins, we may eventually be able to flesh out the part of this narrative that precedes the destruction of Atlantean continent.

STAR ANCESTORS: Extraterrestrial Contact in the Native American Tradition

Review published in New Dawn Magazine #137

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Star Ancestors
Extraterrestrial Contact in the Native American Tradition
by Nancy Red Star

“Several years ago I was asked to document the extraterrestrial stories of indigenous peoples for a proposed rock concert in New Mexico, at the site of the Roswell UFO crash. Though the concert effort failed I continued to document Indian knowledge of our Star Ancestors and prophesy of their return – prophecies spoken thousands of years before such terms as unidentified flying object and extraterrestrial came into being.” – Nancy Red Star

As we rush headlong into the juncture between what the Hopi refer to as the Fourth and Fifth Worlds, the wisdom keepers of Native American peoples have recognised prophesied signs indicating that now is the time to speak, to reveal the sacred knowledge kept secret for generations and to share with the world what they know of humanity’s origins from the stars.

According to Native American tradition, the “Star Guardians” have influenced the formation of tribal culture, tradition and ceremony, and as we approach the crossroads of global transition, the return of these extraterrestrial Star Guardians is imminent.

Review continues at New Dawn Reviews …

The Sirian Revelations Trilogy

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The Sirian Revelations Trilogy
by Patricia Cori

Patricia Cori is a clairvoyant who has been involved in the New Age movement since the early 70s. According to Ms. Cori, the three books that constitute The Sirian Revelations Trilogy (1. Cosmos of Soul; 2. Atlantis Rising; and 3. No More Secrets, No More Lies) are the product of communications from entities who refer to themselves as the Speakers of the Sirian High Council, sixth dimension beings from within the Sirius star system. If these writings are true, the Sirians have been involved with humanity’s story since our inception (this idea is consistent with Drunvalo Melchizedek’s claim that the Sirians are the paternal side of our ET lineage).

I first read these books a couple of years ago and I rapidly devoured the whole trilogy because the books are brimming with information that seems to make sense of the puzzle pieces of our burgeoning modern paradigm in a simple, yet spiritually eloquent way. Or perhaps I was simply being fed the information that I wanted to read. Perhaps this was instead a brilliant work of fiction that elegantly weaves together the various strands of our contemporary alternative mythos of global conspiracies, alien agendas and multidimensional realities.

I’ve now re-read the trilogy with a bit more of a refined perspective, and though these books may truthfully be transmissions from wise ethereal beings, my second reading of the books has left me with a question or two which we’ll explore during the course of this review.

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“We, the human race, are capable of receiving and transmitting thoughts on many levels and we have the ability to transform those impulses into words.” (px, Cosmos)

The Transmissions

Let’s first discuss the manner in which Ms. Cori began receiving the Sirian transmissions, because the story of how this began is either a classic example of how the ethereal realms mingle with the physical to produce synchronistic events, or a classic fictional tale.

For Ms. Cori, it all began with a dream — a dream that she had of a crop circle. Subsequently, while in a bookstore during a trip to England, she would see a photo of the exact same crop circle from her dream. It turned out that circle was England’s latest crop formation, so naturally Ms. Cori was drawn to it. While meditating within the circle, Ms. Cori ended up in an hour-long trance state during which she claims she was activated. Weeks later, she began receiving transmissions from the Sirian High Council.

Every morning around 4 a.m., Ms. Cori would awake…

“…to a strange sound — like static running through my head — as if a radio station were being tuned in the base of my brain…In a trance-like state, I went into my studio, switched on the Mac, and watched in amazement as my fingers began to tap out a message through the keys of the computer. A channel, it appeared, had literally been blasted open!” (pxvi-xvii, Atlantis)

After one year of transmissions, Ms. Cori’s first book in the trilogy, Cosmos of Soul, was born.

“[Patricia], a conscious energy being, does not simply perform as a robot, bringing our rhetoric through her fingertips and into her computer. A consciousness unit, she experiences our thoughts in a form of telepathic synergy; she sees images as we transmit those waves across the screen of her third-eye vision, and then, as a physical being of your realm, condenses into words that which is our intended meaning.” (p186, Cosmos)

Skeptics may naturally find Ms. Cori’s story preposterous. For many, existence beyond the physical is something that the head does not easily wrap around. That’s understandable. Most all of us have lived in that world — a world where the scaffolding of one’s belief structure forms the skeleton upon which one’s reality is clothed. It seems, however, that expanding waves of people are growing beyond that perspective — including myself. Not too long ago, I sought some sort of validation for the mystery of channeling, and I was fortunate enough to have a series of connections fall into place whereby I was introduced to a gifted woman named Mary Beth Murphy who left no doubt in my mind that communication between worlds exists.

Receiving telepathic transmissions from realms beyond the physical seems more than likely a reality. Something as everyday as inspiration may very well be the result of forces we have yet to completely understand. Even still we must approach the topic with discernment because these transmissions do not arrive in the form of language. They arrive as thought forms, metaphors and feelings that the channel then interprets into language. So no matter if every aspect of Ms. Cori’s tale is true, the transmissions that became the Sirian Revelations Trilogy have been filtered and interpreted through Ms. Cori.

Nevertheless, I am approaching The Sirian Revelations Trilogy with an open mind. Truth is, our libraries are rife with anecdotal evidence of thought-to-thought communication between human beings (Human Devolution, Mind Reach, Holographic Universe, etc.). And it seems to be that we are descended from beings who communicated telepathically. Perhaps the reason we have found no record of a written language prior to the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations is because prior to the fall of Atlantis, beings that communicated telepathically had no need for language. So perhaps it isn’t all that far fetched to imagine that Ms. Cori has received telepathic communications from non-human entities. Perhaps telepathic communication is actually the universal norm, while language is more of a stepping stone for the less evolved.

“If you are skeptical, as was I, of channeled transmissions from other worlds and dimensions, remember: what is important here is the message, not the messenger.” (pxi-xii, Cosmos)

The message of the Sirian High Council is clear. Humanity has lost its connection to its mother, Gaia. We have lost connection with one another. We are polluting ourselves and everything around us. A secret government lords over us weaving an ever-tightening net around the planet, stitching together a mind control prison that we cannot see. And yet this whole time, humanity was “designed to be the greatest of all intelligent life forms in the material universe, to master 3D like no other species had ever done before.” (p216-217, Cosmos)

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“You are sparks from the flame, fragments of the Absolute, choosing to exercise free will in your descent into matter again and again – gods in your own right. As conscious beings, you experience and learn the alchemy of transcending matter and returning to spirit, the true purpose of the ascent along the evolutionary spiral towards illumination.” (p4, Cosmos)

Who We Are

The spiritual philosophy inherent in the Sirian Revelations Trilogy is a sophisticated, coherent and consistent understanding of who we are and how we fit into the greater Cosmos. It is clear that no matter where the source of these books’ voice resides, the perspective originates from someone or someones who see the whole of Earth, the whole of humanity, and even the whole of the Cosmos as a single consciousness, one being, a singular story with interweaving strata. The tone in these books is that of an outsider looking in.

“Think of the magnitude of what we are asking you to envisage: the evolving soul consciousness of Universal Being leaving its physical body through the tunnels of its astral chords to journey to other dimensions, other universes, other states of consciousness. Would this immense hypothesis not appear just as immeasurable and unimaginable to the consciousness of an atom of one of your cells, were we to describe to it your own astral voyages?” (p47-48, Cosmos)

We are being asked to consider the astral voyages of Universal Being (or what we might refer to as God) from the perspective of a cell attempting to understand the astral voyage of the being in which it exists. This fractal description of spiritual reality is an example of the pivotal axiom of humanity’s Hermetic heritage, As Above, So Below.

Another example of this Hermetic axiom is seen in the following concise summary of a significant aspect of the consciousnesses of the ancient Egyptian, indigenous American and Tibetan consciousness:

“It is the surrendering — the dissolution of matter as it transmutes into light — that is the key to the meaning of life on all dimensional levels. Many of your more spiritually advanced cultures, such as those of the Tibetan Priesthood of Maya, and the Native Americans, prepared for the death process from the first moments of their ‘I am’ awareness. Rather than fearing death, they explored and trained for it, so that the passing would be familiar, when time called them back through the tunnel — the metaphysical reflection of the tunnel of life known to you as the birth canal.

“It is the mirror, the identical process, only that the returning to the light is much less traumatic than the coming into matter. The death canal.” (p84, Cosmos)

Just as every consciousness we encounter is a reflection of ourselves, our very existence in the physical realm is a reflection of the astral realms — and the journeys between these realms are also reflections of each other. As Above, So Below.

Have we achieved scientific proof for the skeptics that these books are the transmissions of sixth-dimensional beings from the star system Sirius? No.  But the spiritual description of the way in which our consciousness, our essence, weaves into the greater fabric of the Cosmos is rich, vivid, logical and spot on.

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“We have previously confirmed to you that the Government has indeed sold you out for the acquisition of tremendously powerful technologies — those that are now emerging as cutting-edge military weaponry and mind-control devices.

“In exchange, their E.T. allies, operating in the earth zone for decades, have been allowed to perform experiments into human and animal biology, forcibly taking specimens from unwilling abductees for their seed and the potential of their latent DNA composition; many of those incidents, we confirm, have been conducted by the Zeta Reticulans, who are presently working alongside of the Secret Government.

“Contracts do exist between them … and you, the human race, were written into the terms of agreement!

“Other abduction encounters, in which human victims are heavily drugged and forced to play out the terrifying scenes of alien manipulation, have been conducted by government operatives themselves. Indeed, the majority of all abduction encounters is part of a carefully planned campaign of the Secret Government, which wishes to raise the pitch of your terror to such a peak that you will be literally scared out of your rational minds when the first ships make open contact with the massive earth population.” (p281, No More Secrets)

The World Management Team

On page 2 of the first book in the trilogy, Cosmos of Soul, we get thrown head first into a paradigm in which a Secret Government that operates from the shadows made an alliance long ago with alien intelligence. This is an idea that, to most, immediately smacks of fiction. Understandably so. Although the story does fit, I’ve never run across any convincing evidence of this alliance. The current popular myth seems to be something along the lines of this: Sometime during the Eisenhower administration, representatives of the Greys landed at an American military base and struck a deal with the American government to provide alien technology in exchange for the right to abduct Americans, subject them to genetic experimentation and to mutilate cows. It’s interesting. Not entirely implausible. But it sounds more like a 1960’s version of interstellar exchange. Sort of like, “Take me to your leader.”

Such is not the way that Ms. Cori and the Sirian High Council propose this relationship operates between the Secret Government and the alien intelligence. From the Sirian perspective, this World Management Team traces its roots to the Annunaki — the race of ETs from the planet Marduk/Nebiru made famous through Zecharia Sitchin’s translation of the ancient Sumerian writings. From the time of humanity’s first seeding on planet Earth, some 100,000 years ago (according to the timeline given in Atlantis Rising), the Annunaki have affected their influence upon our species in periods that correspond to Nebiru’s 3,600-year orbit around our Sun and the star within the Sirius constellation from which it was first ejected. This trilogy asserts that to this day, the World Management Team is guided by the efforts of the Annunaki, and that ultimately — through fear vibrations, war, HAARP and the like — the goal is to entrain Earth in a low vibrational resonance with Nebiru that will pull Nebiru into orbit with the Sun and consequently pull Nebiru along with the Earth into the astral chords — the tunnel, the birth canal — through which the Earth will inevitably pass during its mutation from third-density into fourth.

This is a fantastic story and it doesn’t contradict a single thing within our modern mythos. In fact it adds a great amount of detail to the story currently being formed by TV shows like the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens.”

But from my own perspective, I am far from convinced of the Annunaki story. In fact, the term “Annunaki” now draws a red flag from me whenever I see it. First of all, from what I know, Zecharia Sitchin is the only source from which we have our story of the Annunaki, and it seems that we are building quite a tale from one man’s translations of these ancient texts. I am not yet convinced that at the outset of humanity’s existence, as this trilogy contends, the Annunaki found the first humans on Earth, became jealous that “their” planet Earth had been bequeathed to this new race of light beings (humans), and thereby disconnected ten of our twelve DNA strands, leaving us just enough genetic material to survive and be controlled. I’m just not convinced of this.

Nevertheless, I am certainly not dismissing the Secret Government or World Management Team as myth. The Conspiracy is readily apparent — almost comically obvious. Its connection to the realms beyond the physical is an almost certainty since this cabal has, since time immemorial, hoarded an ancient wisdom that is rooted in that very same connection — wisdom that pre-dates our ancient history, wisdom that likely, even, pre-dates our written languages. This is a wisdom beyond the ancient library of Alexandria, beyond Plato and Pythagoras and beyond the high priests of ancient Egypt. It is a wisdom that can likely be traced to Atlantis and which was carried through the cataclysm by ascended masters like Thoth (Hermes), as well as the wisdom keepers of the Tibetans, the Hopi and Maya (three cultures who claim direct lineage to the survivors of Atlantis). It’s quite possible that if we were to open to the public the Vatican’s library (perhaps the sole of antiquity’s libraries that never burned), we’d find many ancient texts to shed a greater light on who we are.

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“The monumental cataclysm known to you as the ‘Great Flood’ was your celestial body’s process of cleansing the poisonous energies and altered frequencies emanating from Atlantean control towers and underground energy networks in the final hours. It was Gaia’s reaction to the discordant vibrations that radiated from these centers — high into the outer layers of the ionosphere, far across the ley lines of your planet and deep within — disrupting the harmonics of all life at every point of the planet and out into space. They had to be released from Earth’s auric field and healed at the core level.” (p33-34, Atlantis)

Atlantis

In Ms. Cori’s second book of the Sirian Revelations Trilogy, Atlantis Rising, the story of Atlantis is vividly detailed. Atlantis was a psychic culture illuminated by crystal mindlight generators that were powered by a collective consciousness. It was a culture that was balanced and rooted in the sacred feminine, but which eventually lost that balance when Annunaki influence appealed to the controlling and power-hungry male energy. A dark side of the priesthood arose, enamored by technology and hierarchy. The Annunaki used the Atlanteans to develop technology that would help entrain Earth’s frequency to that of Nebiru, in order to draw the wandering planet into a natural orbit around the Sun.

But the entrainment upset Earth’s electromagnetic balance, and the planet reacted violently.

“… the Last Generation was confronted with the destructive force of its technology, which became the controlling weapon of the power elite. The Priesthood, Keepers of the Sirian records of universal mind, frequency, and cosmometry, eventually succumbed to the extreme polarity of Earth’s fields. Those who chose the dark side were fueled by aggressive extra-planetary entities to take power, and those same energies are ever-present in the theater of life upon your planet.

“To feed the hunger of the few, the glory of one of the most expansive civilizations in Earth’s history was washed up in the waves in a moment … the blinking of an eye. With it, most of the living creatures that colored your plains and highlands were either swept away in raging seas, or immortalized in the deep freeze of higher ground, where the snows pounded down upon them, obliterating their very existence.” (p12, Atlantis)

Atlantis Rising paints a detailed portrait of Atlantean life, as well as a vivid picture of that culture’s last days under the influence of Annunaki involvement. Of course, it’s impossible to confirm this story, but the lessons of the Atlanteans bear a striking resemblance to the issues we’re up against today.

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“Despite the waves of Light Ones who had retrograded back into physical reality, our Elders realized that the balance was completely upset in your universe, that the light was dimming, and that there were far too few incarnate lightworkers to dramatically alter the vibrational pattern that was forming in three-dimensional space and reestablish the balance. It appeared that, without divine assistance, the realm you know as the universe would sink into abysmal darkness — and finally reach extinction.” (p22, No More Secrets)

Our History Is The Secret

The fundamental mystery of the human enigma is a mixture between who we are and where we came from. Both topics, I’m certain, are weaved within stories that span multiple layers of existence — from the physical to the multi-dimensional.

In regards to the story of our physical existence, Ms. Cori’s third book in the Sirian trilogy, No More Secrets No More Lies, fills in a number of blanks as to the genesis of humanity. And the story is a Tolkein-quality tale.

In the final book of the trilogy, Ms. Cori (or, the Sirian High Council) reveals that humanity was created to save physical reality from its then-present course of succumbing to the expanding energies of the dark side. The universe was facing extinction.

“A Council was formed of Angel Warriors, Andromedans, Ascended Masters, luminaries from the seventh, eighth, and ninth dimensions, Sirian Elders, and Pleiadian Light Emissaries to determine the most effective way to serve the light in those realms. They were circumspect, for they knew that, by intervening, they would be altering the karma of entire civilizations, forever tethered in the dynamics of material space. Together, they gave birth to the idea of seeding a super race of light beings who would go on to serve as monitors of the material universe — the New Sentinels of Light.

“That, Dear Ones, was your destiny.” (p23, No More Secrets)

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Questions

I could go on for days about where Ms. Cori and the Sirian High Council are spot on — understanding that evolution is spiral, nailing the cabal, identifying that UFOs utilize the merkaba principle and other pearls of wisdom (“…thought defies the speed of light and it is only when it slows to that velocity that matter is potentiated.” [p42, Cosmos]), etc. The tales of Atlantis and about the dawn of our history on Earth are fascinating, and they’re not really in contradiction with what could be possible.

And while the inclusion of the Annunaki makes me raise my eyebrows, the prediction these books made for our sun makes me seriously ask questions. According to the books, it seems that our sun should have gone into its red giant phase in December 2012, and sometime after we should have only been left with a white dwarf.

“The collapse of your star, your Solar Deity, has begun and the process of moving through the astral chords of the black tunnel and into the light is about to take place. This is the galactic scenario of 2012.” (p99, Cosmos) “The sun has entered its most intense phase of transformation now…At the time of this transmission, it is accelerating with a rapidity that will soon exceed anything your scientists can monitor or record in logical and technical terminology… Let us assure you that what is being observed as ‘intense solar activity’ now is but a fizzle compared to what is going to occur at the closing of your calendar years 2012” (p149-151, Atlantis) “… in the galactic quadrant where your Sun has held resonance until now, only the dwarf star will remain.” (p268, No More Secrets)

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Conclusions

On the one hand, it’s altogether possible that the brilliant mythos Patricia Cori paints through the course of the Sirian Revelations Trilogy is all just a product of her own imagination — an imagination, mind you, that manages to fit an impressive number of puzzle pieces from our current paradigm into a meaningful and coherent background story of the world today, and placing that world in a much larger cosmology. From the government’s secret underground bases and the technology of Tesla to the industrial assault on natural produce and a deeply vivid spiritual understanding of our multidimensional cosmos, Ms. Cori, if she is indeed the true author, has produced an elegant work of fiction that faithfully details the current zeitgeist of humanity.

On the other hand, it’s also plausible that these writings are the result of true telepathic communication between Ms. Cori and the Sirian High Council. And if they are, perhaps there are areas of these texts that are to be read metaphorically — like our biblical texts of old. Perhaps we’ve always been given our myths in these ways. Perhaps there is a relation worth exploring between the Sirians and the voices behind our biblical religions.

Regardless of the source, however, there is a lot of wisdom in Ms. Cori’s vibrant writings.

The Extraterrestrial Vision: Channeled Teachings from Theodore

The Extraterrestrial Vision
Channeled Teachings from Theodore

by Gina Lake

EsotericReader.com is about to embark on a thematic journey during the course of the next few book review entries on this blog. We will be examining the channeled teachings from a variety of extraterrestrial voices — namely, the Sirians, Arcturians, Pleiadians and Zetas. We will be examining what they have to teach us during this important transitional time on planet Earth and how this transition reverberates through the galaxy. We will study their perspectives on humanity’s origins and history. And we will distinguish how each extraterrestrial group’s voice is unique, what their perspectives are and how their story is tied with humanity’s.

Most importantly, we will be trying to discern the truth in all of it. Discerning the truth is a mighty tall order, indeed, because many of the claims made in the books to come over the next few weeks cannot be fact checked. Instead, we are going to have to do what the spiritualists have taught for generations: Go inside ourselves to find the truth.

The truth should resonate with you. It should resonate with me. And it is my hope that we are going to uncover some important truths about who we are, why we are here and where we are going.

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“The purpose in writing this book, I am told, is to prepare us for the many changes that will result from our discovery of celestial beings. These beings will introduce themselves to us before long, and we will be faced with integrating them into our world view.” (p7)

The Extraterrestrial Vision

I begin the theme of ET channeling with The Extraterrestrial Vision, because I initially remembered this book as being a comprehensive view of the Earth from an outside source — a multidimensional source that wasn’t necessarily aligned with any particular star system. I figured that would be a good place to start — sort of an overview to the theme of ET channeling.

However, as I began reading, I soon realized that something was amiss. The book was not nearly as multi-dimensionally sophisticated as I remembered. And as I got further into it, I started getting one red flag after another.

It was soon apparent that Theodore, the entity from whom these teachings originate, had things to say which clearly did not resonate with me as being true … despite some of the spiritual truths around which they were wrapped. And thus, I ran into a conundrum. I had already been promoting this book on the blog as the next book in line … but … What would be the point of including something that was starting to seem more and more like science fiction wrapped around popular UFO mythos, stuffed into a paradigm of karma and reincarnation?

As the red flags continued to pop up, I soon realized that I was being introduced to something that may possibly be part of a disinformation campaign using a New Age channel to promote a New World Order agenda. That’s when I realized the importance of this book. I had heard before of channels being used to promote disinfo. And now, I believe, we are going to examine first hand how those behind the New World Order agenda use channels to spread disinformation. It will be important to note how this book is presented compared against the other channeled books that will be reviewed in coming weeks. I think we are going to find a clear difference in both the information as well as the tone.

I do not know how those behind the New World Order can tap into the mind of a channel in a way that is, to the channel, completely indistinguishable from a genuine multi-dimensional entity. But it seems they do. And my feeling is that this book is proof.

But before I get ahead of myself, first a little background on this book.

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“Before going into this, it might be helpful to clarify who we are and who we mean by ‘nonphysical beings.'” (p44)

Background

This book was published in 1995. The author, Gina Lake, is an astrologer and a conscious channel who has been channeling since 1986. Since publishing her two ET-based “Theodore” books, Ms. Lake has published a number of spiritual self-help books, meanwhile letting the ET books go out of print. When I first read this book, Ms. Lake’s Amazon page only listed her post-Theodore books, with no mention of ever having channeled anything ET-related. Initially, it seemed to me that she perhaps wanted to sweep her ET past under the carpet. However, since then her two Theodore books have recently been reprinted and are again available for sale.

Theodore refers to itself as a soul group. This is a concept with which I’m familiar. I first encountered it in the Law of One series of channeled books, and it does seem to make sense that as our souls evolve towards eventual reunion with Source, ultimately completing one revolution of existence out in the Universe and back again to Origin, we eventually join with other individuated souls to become soul groups. I think of the soul’s life cycle as akin to an exhalation and inhalation. On the exhalation, our souls leave Source and begin individuation, taking an individuated journey of experience and learning through the Cosmos. On the inhalation, as our souls evolve past the densest states of existence, the ego begins to dissolve and we join with other souls within the ethereal realms (or densities) to form soul groups as we (perhaps return to our planetary, solar and galactic selves, and ultimately) make our way back to Source.

Theodore states,

“We are a sixth-density entity on the mid-causal plane, where both teachers for people on Earth and guides to spirit guides can be found. Just as spirit guides are assigned to each of you, we are assigned to watch over the work of several spirit guides. We teach them how to improve their work with people…Similarly, seventh-density beings oversee the work we sixth-density beings are doing.” (p44)

That all sounds fine. Perhaps the multi-dimensional realms are truly hierarchical like that. Or perhaps, like much of the information in this book, it may simply be plausible-sounding fiction. (For an expert explanation on how our physical reality fits within a multi-dimensional reality, I highly recommend reading David Icke.)

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“Human beings did not evolve naturally on Earth. They evolved from genetic engineering of ape-like primates by beings visiting your Earth millions of years ago. These extraterrestrials were the first intelligent species to discover the Earth…” (p13)

The Origin of Humanity

The first red flag that popped up for me occurred when Theodore began discussing human origins. Immediately, Theodore’s description of human origins delved no deeper than Zecharia Sitchin’s translation of the Sumerian tablets.

In fact, Theodore doesn’t simply claim that humans were genetically engineered from existing Earth primates, he claims that the individualized human soul was created as a result of this genetic engineering.

“The beings who colonized your planet knew…intelligence alone could not create soul. They knew the primates would not have evolved by themselves into human beings as you know them today. If humanoids were to live on Earth, they would either have to come from elsewhere and adapt to Earth or be created genetically with the help of a species already on Earth. Did you realize that even soul is encoded in the genes? It is. Everything is.” (p14-15)

As soon as I began reading that the human soul was a direct result of genetic engineering, however, I knew something was wrong, because from my perspective that is a completely backward way of looking at creation. I’m currently of the opinion that creation begins in the formless, ethereal realms of pure consciousness and manifests into physical reality — not the other way around.

According to The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, our primordial consciousness spends eons of spiral evolution in the invisible worlds working on the creation of the physical human vehicle — working on the intricacies of each detail of the human form that we eventually inhabit. And according to The Lemurian Scrolls, our Pleiadian ancestors manifested human form by descending into physical matter via conscious intent. From my estimation, these perspectives on human origins are far more sophisticated than the simple act of genetic engineering by beings within third- or fourth-density. I simply don’t think human origins are the result of something our current scientific community can nearly duplicate.

(However, we are going to get a much more sophisticated insight into the ancient manipulation of human DNA in the next scheduled review on this blog — Patricia Cori’s The Sirian Revelations Trilogy.)

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“If you saw a Pleiadian, you would never guess that he or she was not from Earth. This is why they have been chosen to introduce the extraterrestrial situation to you when the time is right.” (p63)

Mind Control Programming At Work?

Ever since I first heard the idea many years ago that the CIA used the alien abduction theme as a cover for their MK-Ultra mind control trauma ceremonies, the bug-eyed Greys and the abduction scenario took on a much broader dynamic.

So when I read the following paragraph, my first thought was CIA.

“The Pleiadians are also pledged to help the Zetas in their genetic work. They are not guiding the Zetas’ work, only helping them out as needed and following their directions. Most human-looking beings spotted by human beings on spacecraft during abductions are Pleiadian helpers, although sometimes an actual human being – usually a Star Person or a Walk-in – also is aboard to help.” (p65)

Perhaps, if one facet of the CIA’s MK-Ultra program was to disguise their trauma rituals as UFO abductions, then the above paragraph provides cover for any human participants — they are simply Pleiadian helpers.

Theodore describes the bug-eyed Greys as being a negatively aligned group of Zetas (beings from Zeta Reticuli). This scenario is another popular explanation that exists within UFO mythos. In this explanation, the Zetas and Greys are the positive and negative sides of a single race of beings who destroyed the surface of their home planet in a nuclear civil war. As a result of the nuclear holocaust, the two sides — Zetas and Greys — were driven underground where they lost the ability to reproduce sexually. Also, as a result of their genetic engineering, they lost their emotional response system. Within this explanation, the abductions by Zetas and Greys are meant to extract genetic material in hopes of finding a way to preserve their dying species.

Alternately, I have also come across information from abduction experts who state that the Greys are actually biological constructs — soulless biological machines — created by a so-called Nordic race (human looking), possibly Pleiadian. I hope we’ll have a better understanding of the Zetas and the Greys in the coming weeks when we explore a book entitled The Zeta Message.

I think that it’s important, especially in light of the information discussed in the next section of this review, to read Extraterrestrial Vision in terms of whom the author is channeling. Since my feeling is that the information in this book is coming from those operating within the New World Order agenda, then it would seem important to place the information revealed within these pages in the context of that New World Order agenda. And the CIA’s MK-Ultra mind control program is a lynchpin in this agenda. In light of this, it is entirely possible that, in addition to the exopolitical crowd and general Ufonaut audience to which this book is primarily targeted, Extraterrestrial Vision is likely targeted to victims of the CIA’s MK-Ultra program as well. If the stories are true — that alien abduction scenarios were acted out during the traumatizing of MK-Ultra victims — then this book might serve to further perpetuate that myth.

At the moment, I don’t have enough information to draw a firm conclusion about who the Zetas and Greys truly are. The idea that they are soulless biological constructs created by a Nordic ET race (sometimes referred to as “Blondes”) seems quite possible.

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“The service-to-self extraterrestrials are trying to undermine your confidence in your government and in your future.” (p66)

Denying the Conspiracy

The genius of disinformation is in determining how much true information to cast out there before the audience’s trust has been won. Extraterrestrial Vision deals with a few spiritual truths, describing a multi-dimensional universe in which souls can choose the path of separation (service-to-self) or the path of unity (service-to-others).

Theodore describes service-to-self entities and planets as “negative” and service-to-others entities are termed “positive.” Theodore goes on to describe the main group of galactic races involved with Earth since the dawn of humanity: Pleiadians, positive and negative Sirians, positive and negative Orions, Greys and Zetas.

And then I came across something that struck me as a bit out of place:

“The idea that a worldwide conspiracy exists that is both diabolical and invincible is an idea that only self-servers would cook up and only service-to-self planets have ever managed to manifest. This is one of their favorite ploys. They have used it on other planets throughout their history, and now they are using it on you. Fortunately, it rarely works because self-servers lack the organization — not to mention the numbers — to imprison races with these ideas. This plot has only been successful on service-to-self planets, not ones that have as many servers as yours.” (p66)

I found it very odd that an ET book would deny the Conspiracy. That a Conspiracy exists is, from my perspective, a closed book. It is only the degree to which the Conspiracy is able to exert its influence that is in any question.

Denying the existence of the Conspiracy seems again to serve a New World Order brainwashing agenda. I can easily see this being aimed towards both the general public as well as MK-Ultra victims.

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“Much has been said about a world government by others, much of it controversial. What would a world government mean? Would it mean that Big Brother has come at last? Under your current consciousness, perhaps.” (p70)

New World Order

We’ve already seen the Pleiadians described as indistinguishable from Earth humans, and for that reason they are supposed to be the galactic ambassadors for first contact. First contact, this book describes, is something that will occur as part of the momentous 2012 consciousness shift. And then once that shift occurs, the ETs will be able to help us move into the golden age.

“Once enough of you have shifted consciousness, the Pleiadians will help you set up a new world order that is fair, democratic, compassionate and non-hierarchical.” (p70)

When this book was published in 1995, it was far easier to subliminally slip “new world order” into a paragraph. Perhaps the general public wasn’t paying as close attention to it then as we do now. Now, however, seeing that term is a red flag that speaks far louder than all of the previous red flags.

When I ran across “new world order,” the debate between whether this book is truth or disinfo was officially closed for me.

“NWO” pops up a couple more times in this book … as does plenty of talk about world government — and perhaps more importantly, Theodore states that the threat of the Greys will eventually unite humanity.

“The Greys’ biggest contribution, however, will be helping you come together as one people…A common enemy has served this purpose, time and time again, for other civilizations at a similar point in their evolution…After your experience with the Greys you will see your world differently.” (p117)

It’s important to note here one of the interviews from Dr. Steven Greer’s “Disclosure Project” DVD. One of the women interviewed was the former assistant to Werner Von Braun, the former Nazi rocket scientist who was brought to the U.S. after WWII and took America into space. During her interview, she said Von Braun told her that following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Conspiracy would give us terrorism as a common enemy. And following terrorism, the Conspiracy would fake an alien invasion to help unite us towards world government — and the completion of the New World Order agenda.

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“The positives will teach you what you need to overcome your self-induced pain.” (p170)

The Aliens Will Save Us

And finally, Extraterrestrial Vision discusses too often the notion of off-worlders teaching humanity how to move into the Golden Age. This kind of talk removes responsibility from the shoulders of humanity. Others will arrive to do the hard work for us.

But that is not how a species evolves. A species evolves by facing the hard times head on and finding the answers within. We are the only ones who will do the hard work of evolving into the next age. We have to figure it out for ourselves. And there won’t be a mass ET presence to rescue us from whatever reality we choose to create (unless, perhaps, we are about to nuke all life off the planet).

“Once enough of you have shifted consciousness, the Pleiadians will help you set up a new world order that is fair, democratic, compassionate and non-hierarchical.” (p70)

That is a nice thought, but relying on others to do the work we should be doing for ourselves is, in my opinion, a pre-shift level of consciousness. Those who shift their consciousnesses forward will be self-reliant and will act accordingly. We will responsibly create our own Golden Age.

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“It is as natural to have a group policing an area of the universe as an area of the globe.” (p171)

Conclusion

Ultimately, the terms and the tone of this book were tossing one red flag at me after another. This book unfortunately sounds more like a mental softening for New World Order propaganda than genuinely helpful messages from wiser entities.

I’m actually glad that this book is the introduction to the “Alien Channeling” theme upon which we are about to embark because we have been given the opportunity to see what is, in my opinion, a clear example of deception at work. It will be important to see how the upcoming books compare … and if we can discern the truth.

Upcoming channeled books will feature entities from the Sirian, Pleiadian, Arcturian and Zeta Reticuli star systems.

Ask Teal: Is The New Age Movement an Illuminati Conspiracy?

Ask Teal: Is The New Age Movement an Illuminati Conspiracy?

Teal Scott was born among humanity’s first wave of Indigo children in the 1980’s. On her website, TheSpiritualCatalyst, she is described as an “extrasensory, esoteric who writes and teaches about spirituality, the meaning of life, and the road to health and happiness.” She is certainly a wise and awake young woman. The video above is from Ask Teal, her YouTube video series produced in cooperation with The Spirit Science.

I include this video on Esoteric Reader because it’s right at the heart of where spirituality and the looming shadow of the new world order meet for a friendly spar. Teal is well worth listening to and she’s eloquent when answering the charges of NWO control over the New Age movement. However, she does admit that there are some wolves out there in sheep’s clothing.

I’d even add that there may be a few out there who are used as wolves … without their knowing.

Remember Who You Are

Remember Who You Are
by David Icke

“… we are hurtling towards, at least at the moment, a global centralised fascist/communist dictatorship in which the very few are dictating the increasingly fine details of the lives of the very many.” (p2)

David Icke is one of the most important researchers of our time. And though no one person has all the answers to our current human enigma, Icke is at the leading edge when it comes to connecting the dots of the Conspiracy and putting this entangled mess into a coherent perspective.

I’m not exactly sure when I first heard of Mr. Icke and his fantastic claims of a Reptilian Agenda that exerts its fascist influence over humanity, but it all seemed very fanciful until I stumbled upon one of his day-long lectures on YouTube entitled “Melbourne 2009.”

Icke’s presentation gripped me. I was glued to my computer for nearly 8 hours while he completely changed the way I look at reality. And once the old constraints of reality were shattered, the story that is the Conspiracy, the movie that’s being played out for us, suddenly made perfect sense.

Even the shape-shifting Reptilian Agenda is a plausible scenario. And I’ve gone through my own roller coaster ride of immediately recognizing the Reptilian influence as clearly true … to rebelling against it, insisting that it must be a disinformation campaign … and now I feel that I am firmly back in the camp of supporting Mr. David Icke and his work 100%. But I do so with a slight caveat, which I will get to at the end of this post.

Nevertheless, I can’t stress enough the importance of what Mr. David Icke has to say, particularly in books like his most recent, Remember Who You Are. It truly is time for humanity to wake up and David Icke is among those who are sounding the alarm. The question is: Will we keep hitting the snooze button until our dream world becomes a nightmare?

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“I can see from today’s perspective that my life has been perfect right from the start as a preparation for what I came here to do.” (p15)

The Man Behind the Book

Mr. Icke has lived his life in the spotlight from the outset of his career — first as a professional football (soccer) player, then as a television newsman and finally as a politician for England’s Green Party, before being awakened through a series of highly influential spiritual experiences in early 1990.

The spiritual experiences Icke began having were initiated by disembodied entities who Icke refers to as “They”. Unfortunately, that is the extent to which “They” are identified. I would imagine that “They” are beings of Light, higher dimensional extraterrestrials that are charged with helping to wake up humanity from our veiled slumber. I would have liked to know that “They” identified themselves to Mr. Icke, but as far as this book details, “They” is all we get.

Regardless, “They” began channeling messages to Icke (either directly into his mind, or through psychic mediums) that identified him as something akin to a prophet. He was told, for instance, that:

“Knowledge will be put into his mind and at other times he will be led to knowledge.” (p9)

At the end of 1990, Icke finished writing his first book, Truth Vibrations, and in it he described reality as akin to frequency — an important topic that he continues detailing in his most current work.

“The body’s five senses and its entire genetic structure is a decoding system. It picks up frequencies within a certain very narrow band and we perceive that band as the world that we ‘live in’. But all the other ‘worlds’ and expressions of infinite existence are sharing the same space. We can’t see them because they are resonating to frequencies that the five senses cannot pick up, just as you can’t hear Radio 1 when you are tuned to Radio 2. I said all this on a British television programme in 1991, during a time of enormous ridicule for me, and, 17 years later, in 2008 the famous American physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, said the same, virtually word for word.” (p7)

(Icke’s claim of Kaku’s verbal plagiarism is true and can be seen on YouTube in a video called: “Michio Kaku Confirms Icke To Be Correct“)

Soon after Icke published Truth Vibrations, he became the laughing stock of England, thanks largely to a television interview on Terry Wogan’s BBC talk show “Wogan” in which Icke claimed to be the son of the “Godhead”. According to an interview Icke gave on British TV in the early ’90s, the majority of humanity are children of creator gods who themselves are descendants of the Godhead (or Prime Creator). During this explanation, Icke claimed that his spirit is not only directly descended from this primal Godhead — but that he is in direct communication with Prime Creator.

The British public and press mocked him relentlessly, interpreting his words to mean that he claimed to be the son of God, or the second coming of Jesus Christ. Icke, who had once been a respected public figure, said he couldn’t walk down the street without being laughed at. It was, as one can only imagine, truly a test of Icke’s will, and to his credit he carried on. Icke now refers to that time in his life as a necessary trial that forced him to shed any dependence or care of what the public might think of him. And now, fearless in the face of public response, Icke has been able to take his research into areas of what some might call extreme speculation. There was a time when I might have called Icke’s claim of a higher dimensional Reptilian influence on our planet extreme speculation. Now, however, I don’t. Icke, meanwhile, presses forward in the face of public skepticism with the courage and conviction that the story of humanity (and of our reality) which he has uncovered — the extremes of which, in particular — will prove in time to be vindicated.

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“We cannot grasp what is happening in our lives or the world until we understand at least the themes and foundations of reality itself. What is ‘reality’? Who are we? Where are we? Where do we ‘come’ from?” (p24)

Reality

Thanks to the technological advancement of modern humanity we now have the terminology and reference points to describe reality more clearly to those of us in the West whose minds are dominated by left-brain conditioning. It’s becoming clearly apparent that the universe in which we live is an endlessly repeating fractal representation of itself (As Above, So Below), and we are able to see how our technological paradigm is an artificial microcosm of a multi-dimensional macrocosm.

“…we are living in a virtual-reality universe that we decode into (illusory) ‘physical’ form from an information construct that is the same in theme as the wireless Internet. The information is encoded in waveform or energetic vibration/resonance, and the mind-body is an incredibly advanced biological computer system which decodes that information and allows our Infinite Awareness to interact with this range of frequencies that we call the ‘world’.” (p26)

Our bodies are tuners much like a radio or television receiver and we are simply tuned into the frequency of this particular reality, decoding invisible waveform information via our five senses like a computer system decodes wireless Internet data into the virtual experience we call the World Wide Web.

Another very interesting point that suggests our reality is more of a subjective interpretation than concrete physical fact is the idea of hypnotism, and Icke provides some convincing examples of how the mind can be implanted with suggestions which then completely alter the way in which a hypnotized subject decodes reality. Icke tells a story of a hypnotized subject who was given instructions that when he was awakened from the trance he would not be able to see his own daughter. Once awakened, the subject not only couldn’t see his own daughter standing right in front of him, but he was able to see objects that his daughter was standing in front of. In other words, the subject was able to see right through her as if she wasn’t standing there at all. (The source of this story is from author Michael Talbot, who relates witnessing this experience is his book The Holographic Universe.)

“Humanity as a whole is being programmed to decode reality in the desired way – desired by the controllers – by having beliefs and perceptions implanted through ‘education’, the media, religion, doctors, scientists, politicians, and so on (p31) … This monopoly of the media by a few corporations, ultimately owned by the same families, is not primarily about money. It is about programming the perceptions of the population so that we perceive self and the world in the way that suits them and their aims.” (p45)

In other words, Icke suggests that the population at large is being subjected to mass mind control techniques. The vast majority of us are, to some extent, living in a trance of limited awareness.

[*Further explanations on the holographic nature of reality can be found in Michael Talbot’s The Holographic Universe and Lynne McTaggart’s The Field, both of which detail leading edge scientific research into our multi-dimensional waveform reality.]

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“The Illuminati say in their own documents that the only danger to their plans is what they call ‘maverick people’; and truly maverick people are heart people. They are unpredictable, intuitive and inspired.” (p413-414)

The Conspiracy

Icke truly shines when he deconstructs reality into a matrix of vibrational information. Ultimately what he is doing is teaching spirituality to those of us in the West who are dominated by the left side of the brain. He is cracking open our minds to be able to see a more expansive view of reality. This is a necessary step for many of us if we are to understand the true nature of the Conspiracy, because the Conspiracy functions beyond the scope of normal everyday perception. Humanity in its current state is often described as being imprisoned in a cell without walls, a prison without bars. The Conspiracy achieves this state of control by working beyond the normal realms of perception.

“The ‘game’ is interactive and there is a constant interchange of information between ‘the game’ (the waveform construct, or Metaphysical Universe) and those experiencing the game — humans, non-humans of every conceivable kind, animals, trees, everyone and everything. We can play the game or be played by the game. We can live life or let life live us. It all depends on the level of awareness of the ‘player’. There is nothing malevolent about the ‘game’. It was created as a sort of cosmic vibrational theme park to allow the Infinite to experience itself through its infinite expressions. The ‘game’ was created with love, by the Infinite that is love: Infinite Love is the only truth — everything else is illusion.” (p133)

Most of humanity, unfortunately, is being played by those who understand the “game” in a far more sophisticated way. But as Icke deconstructs reality for us, we are being afforded the opportunity to understand how we are being manipulated.

The two key elements used by the Illuminati to advance the manipulation of humanity are what Icke calls Problem-Reaction-Solution and The Totalitarian Tiptoe.

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“There are two mass mind and manipulation techniques that are vital to understand. I dubbed the first one a long time ago: ‘Problem-Reaction-Solution’. I call the second the ‘Totalitarian Tiptoe’. They work in concert to advance Illuminati plans by justifying changes they want to impose while hiding the connections between world events.” (p175)

Problem-Reaction-Solution and The Totalitarian Tiptoe

We can clearly see what Icke terms Problem-Reaction-Solution (PRS) in the events surrounding the 9/11 attacks on the United States. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were the Problem. The public Reaction was fear and a desire for the government to respond in a heavy-handed way. The Solution was a new set of draconian laws (thanks in large part to the Patriot Act) that have served to shred this nation’s Constitution, empower a police state mentality, desensitize the population to invasive checkpoints and slowly strip us of civil rights that many in this country are only too willing to forfeit in exchange for what they feel is protection against future terrorist activity. Not to mention an endless series of wars which are uniting Western powers to trample through the Middle East.

Icke describes PRS like this:

“(1) You create a problem. It could be a terrorist attack, a financial crash or a war — whatever suits the outcome that you are looking for. You then blame someone or something else for the problem that you have covertly created. (2) You want a reaction of fear and ‘do something’ from the public when you tell them through an unquestioning lap-dog media the version of the problem that you want people to believe, and the repeater media reports your version of events as if it’s true. This could be that Osama bin Laden orchestrated 9/11 from a cave in Afghanistan; or that swine flu is deadly and broke out on a pig farm in Mexico, when it didn’t affect a single pig worldwide. (3) You propose the solutions to the problems that you have created, and those solutions advance your transformation of the world.” (p175)

Once you become accustomed to this formula, you can almost see it being enacted on a daily basis. Once you understand how the Illuminati play the game, mainstream media news reports clearly reveal themselves for the propaganda that they truly are. And once the propaganda of the news media becomes clear, it becomes readily apparent that the manner in which all things are connected leads to an increasingly centralized global control structure.

One needs only to follow the money. Unfortunately, this money trail is not detailed in Remember Who You Are. But if we look at how every single nation in the world is beholden and hopelessly indebted to the global central banking system that culminates in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, it only takes a little bit of imagination to see how the pyramid-structure of global control begins to take shape. We are as a world increasingly under the thumb of banking dynasties with names like, among others, Rockefeller, Warburg and Rothschild.

“…the world needs to understand this. America, via the Rothschilds and Rockefellers, is owned by the Rothschild Zionist secret society. They own and control the banks that crashed the American (and world) economy and put Americans and vast numbers of others across the planet out of work and on the street; and they own the Federal Reserve cartel that bailed out the banks with stupendous amounts of credit ‘money’ which the American people will be paying back for generations, if indeed they ever do.” (p242)

I highly recommend a pair of documentaries that expose the central bank conspiracy throughout the history of America. These two documentaries, both produced by the brilliant Bill Still, clearly explain how this central banking system, epitomized by the Federal Reserve, have literally enslaved the globe in a web of debt. Please see The Money Masters and The Secret of Oz.

Up until this point in the story, Icke is largely working with confirmable data. Icke is far from the only person to be shedding light on a Conspiracy that has been gaining influence and power through many generations. He is, however, among the few that tie spirituality and a multi-dimensional reality into the fabric of this control matrix.

However, Icke does not stop there.

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“There are Reptilian entities living inside the Earth that operate within visible light, as do the Greys, and there are many Reptilian bases underground where they interact with ‘human’ scientists to introduce enslaving and controlling technology on the surface and continue their genetic experimentation. The cutting edge of ‘science’ is not even close to what you see in the public domain. There are also bases on other frequency dimensions of the Earth, because the centre of the Reptilian power structure operates from frequencies beyond visible light. In other words, we can’t see them. They can come in and out of visible light using technology, and by energetic means, but they generally operate outside of human sight. I am sure that humans could see them when we had access to a much greater range of visual frequency, but since the genetic intervention we can’t see them unless they enter our frequency range.” (p. 88)

The Reptilians and the Saturn-Moon Matrix

Icke claims that the elite at the center of this control structure — the central bankers and the royal families throughout history — are genetically different than the rest of humanity. According to Icke, they aren’t entirely human. Rather they are human/reptilian hybrids who trace their history back to a higher dimensional reptilian race of extraterrestrials who invaded and took over the Earth hundreds of thousands of years ago. These reptilian ETs feed off of the negative energy produced by humanity’s fear and they exert their influence over the planet through the hybrid bloodlines. These hybrid bloodlines keep their reptilian genetics intact by incestuous intermarriage (generally by marrying cousins).

Icke claims that the ETs are responsible for disconnecting the majority of humanity’s DNA to keep us trapped in five-sense reality and thereby limiting the extent of our spiritual experience, disconnecting us from Source and ultimately trapping us in a prison without bars. (This conclusion seems to run parallel to Zecharia Sitchin’s interpretation of ancient Mesopotamian tablets that detail an extra-terrestrial intervention around 400,000 years ago that genetically altered humanity to its current physical form. I’m skeptical that an off-world reptilian race were the sole engineers of humanity in its current form. I am, however, certainly open to the idea that we were genetically modified at some point … but whether that modification came as the result of off-world ETs, or the churning energy fields of the Universe interacting with our DNA, or if it was the result of collective human intention, or a mixture of all that and more, I don’t yet have a firm answer.)

Icke continues that to further control the bounds of our perception, the reptilians broadcast certain frequencies from Saturn (via Saturn’s rings) which are picked up by the Moon and amplified to the Earth. These frequencies are, according to Icke, “blocking frequencies” which alter the organic, spiritual and loving frequencies broadcast by the center of the galaxy.

“[HAARP], together with GWEN-type technology on the ground, Smart Grids in the home and workplace, and so on, comprises a multi-level energetic defence shield to the Truth Vibrations. What was called the ‘Star Wars’ defence shield, created allegedly to stop incoming missiles, was primarily a front for establishing a planetary defence shield to block incoming information and awareness, and benevolent extraterrestrials/interdimensionals.” (p405)

Within the framework of the multi-dimensional reality that Icke cogently describes, the reptilians and their supposed Saturn-Moon matrix are entirely plausible, and Icke provides a litany of circumstantial evidence to support his claims. I am certainly not about to say that Icke is wrong, for there is clearly something sinister at work and there is plenty of historical and circumstantial evidence to support the claim that off-worlders have been playing significant roles during various stages of humanity’s development — through to current times.

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“…I have long said that a Third World War is planned at some point involving China, Russia, Europe and North America with the trigger coming out of the Middle East through conflict involving Israel and Muslim states that will draw in the major powers.” (p277) … “…the plan is to devastate the major powers in the world – the United States, Europe, Russia and China – and then introduce their global structure of centralised dictatorship with a global army ‘to stop a world war ever happening again’.” (p298)

The Game Plan

The Conspiracy likes to spread disinformation to keep the general population off guard and unaware. If we know what the game plan is, if we are expecting it, my feeling is that the Plan becomes less and less likely to occur. Despite the fact that the psychotic murderous criminals who run the world refer to themselves as Illuminati, being exposed to the light is the last thing that they want.

Nevertheless, we also know that the so-called Illuminati prey off of humanity’s fear. Our fear allows them to proceed with what Icke insightfully refers to as Problem-Reaction-Solution and the Totalitarian Tiptoe.

With the preceding in mind, I am going to enumerate the Game Plan as Icke details it in Remember Who You Are. My purpose is not to induce fear, but rather to spread awareness of a possible scenario that we as a globally connected consciousness are increasingly preventing from occurring simply by waking up and exposing it. As more and more of us continue to live in an awakened state, the process by which the Game Plan proceeds becomes increasingly apparent and we become armed with an expanded view that allows us to proceed in constructive ways — instead of trance-like reactionary ways that only serve to propagate the Problem-Reaction-Solution methodology.

According to Icke, the Game Plan is:

  1. “They establish a vibrational defence shield to maintain the Earth’s atmosphere within frequency bands that will cause most of humanity to remain asleep.” (p406)
  2. “A Third World War is planned … involving China, Russia, Europe and North America with the trigger coming out of the Middle East” (p277)
  3. The President will declare a cyber-security emergency and “either close down or restrict any information network ‘in the interest of national security’… They plan to do this … when it is vital for them to stop information reaching the public to expose what they are doing.”(p373)
  4. “The major powers in the world – the United States, Europe, Russia and China” will be devastated” (p298)
  5. The Conspiracy will “then introduce their global structure of centralised dictatorship with a global army ‘to stop a world war ever happening again’.” (p298)
  6. “They are planning to project holograms into the sky to depict religious figures ‘returning’…An invasion by ‘aliens’, even whole ‘Planet Nibirus’, brown dwarfs, comets and other manifestations in the heavens and the sky can be projected holographically …If they announce a threat from an alien presence or invasion, don’t believe them.” (p403)
  7. The population will be reduced underneath a “jackboot structure of world government, world army, world central bank and single electronic currency.” (p266)
  8. Everybody will be “microchipped by law and connected to a global computer network and the Global Positioning System (GPS).” Children will be microchipped at birth. (p266)
  9. “They want control of all food production through a handful of corporations.” (p266)
  10. “The water supply is planned to be drugged.” (p266)
  11. “There would be compulsory vaccinations to devastate the human immune system.” (p266)
  12. “A Nazi-like global police state would be imposed in which views that oppose the official line would be banned.” (p266)
  13. “A surveillance system would ensure that no-one could do anything without the authorities knowing about it.” (p266)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, these same themes are apparent in George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, two authors who are reported to have been privy to the machinations of this global cabal.

“Combine the two [Orwell and Huxley] and you have the major themes of what is planned, and much of what they say is clearly happening today. Were these remarkable examples of prophecy only a lucky guess? Oh, no. Orwell and Huxley knew what was coming — unless it was stopped.” (p267)

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“We need people all over the world in every town, city, village and community to step forward as organisers of groups and gatherings of people willing to come together regularly — several times a week — to connect their energy fields and project love, peace and harmony into the atmosphere … I have called this project ‘Awakening the World — Every Heart Makes a Difference’.” (p409-410)

The Solution – Peaceful Non-Cooperation/Non-Compliance

We don’t have to acquiesce to the Game Plan — whether or not it is being controlled by reptilian hybrids and their multi-dimensional off-world overlords or simply by psychotic, murderous criminals who lack any sort of empathy for their fellow human beings. And Icke is completely correct when he calls for peaceful non-cooperation and non-compliance.

We simply have to stop participating in their game.

  • Turn off your TV. Or better yet, disconnect your cable box and return it.
  • Support local organic farmers and family-owned farms; buy the majority of your groceries from farmers markets. Avoid corporate-produced foods; avoid preservatives and any other questionable ingredients. A good rule of thumb is: if it’s not produced by nature, don’t consume it.
  • Start growing your own food in whatever fertile soil and available land you have.
  • Begin storing seeds from whatever locally grown heirloom and organic (non-GMO, non-hybrid) fruits and vegetables that pass through your own kitchen.
  • Remove your money from profit-driven commercial banks and use community-based credit unions.
  • USE CASH WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Stop using credit cards that give the banksters a percentage of every transaction you make.
  • Get to know your neighbors.
  • Approach life from a heart perspective. Radiate LOVE.
  • Be the change you want to see in the world.

If every single human on the planet were to suddenly stop what they were doing and instead radiated love to the planet at a single moment, our whole reality would change in an instant. We are that powerful.

Assuming, however, that a global mass heart-inspired consciousness event is unlikely to happen in the near future, Icke has an intermediate suggestion.

“Every day we bring people together at specific times for 20 minutes through the website to connect our hearts and minds, and focus love and heart coherence either on the planet in general or a specific place, person or event. We want tens of millions coming together as soon as possible — hundreds of millions eventually — and what a difference this will make to the world. We are diluting the energy of fear, anger, hatred and hostility and replacing it with love, peace and harmony — everything the Control System doesn’t want.” (p410)

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Conclusions

Whether this is your first time being introduced to Mr. Icke or whether you’ve read every single one of his books since he first started publishing in the early ’90s, you have likely by this time formulated your own opinion on the man and the information he conveys. Whatever your conclusion is, I’m confident that it is valid for you.

My opinion on the Reptilian matter has fluctuated for two main reason. First, the idea that humanity’s problems are a result of off-world beings from beyond our perceptive dimension seems to remove responsibility, in a sense, from humanity for the suicidal, planet-destroying course we’ve taken. Instead, we are just pawns in the Dark Side’s game. And secondly, I have had a hard time swallowing the idea that the Dark Side could ever out-influence the Light — despite the reality of today’s world. Perhaps it has just been a more comfortable idea for me to conclude that humanity, as a result of being so severely separated from Divine Source, has simply chosen to take this course out of self-serving greed and a Lord of the Flies mentality.

However, as my research into the realm of multi-dimensional spirituality continues, I now firmly believe that there exists a myriad of benevolent ET beings from a whole host of distant star systems who have taken a vested interest in Earth during this time of Earth’s dimensional shift (aka the 2012 Transformation). These beings deliver their messages to humanity via channels (like Gina Lake, Patricia Cori, Patricia Pereira and many others) in order to help those who choose to ascend with Earth during this dimensional transformation. These beings are uplifted by the love and positive vibrations that humans emanate.

And since we live in a world of duality, then the converse of that must also be true. There must be malevolent entities who instead are nourished by the fear and negative vibrations generated by humans who are trapped in self-defeating modes of thought. I can then imagine that these entities, as Icke describes, have the ability to possess the host bodies offered to them during Illuminati ceremonies. This is a plausible scenario, in my opinion, to describe the hybrid human/reptilian beings that Mr. Icke claims are at the center of our global control structure.

Mr. Icke does a wonderful job of detailing the global control structure – although from a personal standpoint, I would certainly have appreciated referenced and sourced footnotes to accompany the research in this book. My only real caveat is this: the picture that Mr. Icke brilliantly paints lacks one crucial element – the forces of Light that are acting on humanity’s behalf. The Reptilian story is not the whole story. In my opinion, the Reptilians are simply parasites feeding on their host. There does seem to be, however, many levels of reality beyond which the Reptilians can operate — because self-serving entities can only evolve so far in our multi-dimensional matrix. Beyond the dimensions within which the Reptilians operate, there exists higher dimensional entities who are dedicated to “Service to Others.” Some of these “Service to Others” entities have been involved with planet Earth since long before the Reptilians arrived here, and their story is equally as important.

Nevertheless, in order to truly understand what is occurring on the ground, right here and right now, Remember Who You Are is a must read.

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ADDENDUM – 10/19/2012

I feel that I need to add a slight note after giving the Reptilian topic some more consideration. I don’t know that the negative entities that may exist at the heart of our global control structure are Reptilians. I don’t know what physical form they assume, if any — or, perhaps, they assume more than one. At this point in time, I don’t know.

We will definitely be delving further into this topic as this blog continues.

I, Pet Goat II

This is a symbolically rich video. The creators are, I’m sure, making a statement. Watch and be amazed at its dark beauty.

The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception

The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception
by Max Heindel

“So far as the vast majority of people are concerned the three great questions, Whence have we come? Why are we here? Whither are we going? remain unanswered to this day. It has unfortunately come to be the popularly accepted opinion that nothing can be definitely known about these matters of deepest interest to humanity. Nothing could be more erroneous than such an idea.” (p19)

The Integraton

I first stumbled upon Max Heindel’s The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception during a visit to the Integraton, near Joshua Tree, California. The Integraton is an acoustic dome built and completed by George Van Tassel in the 1970s. Said to have been inspired by UFO channelings and the works of NIkola Tesla, the dome was built using the relationships of sacred geometry for the purpose of, among other things, creating sound baths – acoustic environments that serve to rejuvenate the body.

With the Universe and everything about it being but a physical holographic representation of waveforms in infinitely varied forms and frequencies, it seems appropriate that certain sound frequencies could have significant benefits for the human body, mind and spirit. With that in mind, I took my spot on the floor and participated in a group sound bath. It was, to say the least, relaxing.

Following the sound bath, I was perusing the lobby of the Integraton which is full of information about the building — along with a small library of esoteric literature. An old hardcover book with mid-20th century binding caught my eye — along with the word “Rosicrucian.”

As I flipped through The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, I knew I had to get my own copy.

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“Comenius did not call himself a Rosicrucian; no true Brother does so publicly. Only the Rosicrucian knows the brother Rosicrucian. Not even the most intimate friends or relatives know of a man’s connection with the order. Those only who are Initiates themselves know the writers of the past who were Rosicrucians, because ever through their works shine the unmistakable words, phrases and signs indicative of the deep meaning that remains hidden from the non-Initiate … This work is one of the first few fragments of the Rosicrucian knowledge being publicly given out.” (p250-251)

The Rosicrucians

The Rosicrucians had always held a particular fascination for me ever since I read Holy Blood, Holy Grail back in the early 1980s. One of the tidbits of trivia that stayed with me from reading that book was the idea that a true Rosicrucian would never admit to being one. Therefore, I never expected to become privy to Rosicrucian wisdom. I never even searched for anything.

As discussed in the About page, I did not pursue an esoteric education after Holy Blood introduced me to secret societies back in the ’80s. Instead, I went on to pursue a typical materialist life. It wasn’t until only a few years ago that my interest resumed. Since then I’ve simply been following where the path leads. And I now have a much better understanding of what this secret society is about.

“The Order of Rosicrucians is not merely a secret society; it is one of the Mystery Schools, and the Brothers are Hierophants of the lesser Mysteries, Custodians of the Sacred Teachings and a spiritual Power more potent in the life of the Western World than any of the visible Governments, though they may not interfere with humanity so as to deprive them of their free will.” (p520)

The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception is Heindel’s “understanding of the Rosicrucian teachings” (p8) and although Heindel maintains it is not meant to be the first and last word on occult teachings, it is an important tome, richly detailed about the way in which both the visible and invisible worlds are organized, how they weave into one another and how we, as aspects of Spirit, have evolved through this multi-dimensional system. The book closes with an introduction on how to take the first steps on the path towards acquiring this knowledge first-hand.

This is going to be an unusually long blog entry because the book is dense with relevant information.

Max Heindel

Max Heindel was an occult student and lecturer who lived during the late 19th century to early 20th century. He was a student of Theosophy (a topic to be covered in a future blog entry after I work my way through Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine) until he was visited by one of the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order.

The Elder Brothers might also be termed Ascended Masters because they are human beings who have ascended beyond the cycle of birth and re-birth. They no longer need to be re-born into the physical plane and thus exist in the etheric planes.

Heindel was a mystic who claims to have first-hand experience with the “Higher Worlds” and was regularly visited by the Elder Brothers who instructed him on the Rosicrucian Order and its teachings. When these lessons were complete, Heindel wrote The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.

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“The man who realizes his ignorance has taken the first step toward knowledge.” (p21)

Wisdom

Heindel begins the book with a story about a young man who asked a sage, “Sire, what must I do to become wise?” After days of repeating the question and receiving no reply from the sage, the young man received his answer:

“Finally the sage turned and went down to a near-by river. He entered the water, bidding the youth follow him. Upon arriving at a sufficient depth the sage took the young man by the shoulders and held him under the water, despite his struggles to free himself. At last, however, he released him and when the youth had regained his breath the sage questioned him:

‘Son, when you were under the water what did you most desire?’

The youth answered without hesitation, ‘Air, air! I wanted air!’

‘Would you not rather have had riches, pleasure, power or love, my son?’ queried the sage.

‘No Sire! I wanted air and thought only of air,’ came the instant response.

‘Then,’ said the sage, ‘to become wise you must desire wisdom with as great intensity as you just now desired air.'” (p21-22)

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“The first step in Occultism is the study of the invisible Worlds.” (p24)

Higher Worlds

Heindel describes a multi-dimensional Universe in which there exist “higher Worlds” beyond the physical that cannot be experienced with our normal physical senses. He explains that just as the blind man has no conception of the visual experience, most of us lack the faculties to experience these higher worlds. And just as our visual world exists though some are blind to it, the higher worlds exist though most of us are blind to them.

These higher worlds, Heindel explains, are the worlds of invisible forces. Science explains some of these forces as electromagnetic. But from a mystic’s perspective, science only explains part of the story. According to Heindel:

“The higher Worlds are thus the worlds of causes, of forces; and we cannot really understand this lower World unless we know the others and realize the forces and causes of which all material things are but the effects.” (p28)

The quote above describes the astral planes as the worlds of causes and the physical plane as the world of effects. Since our thoughts exist in the astral planes, it is but a small step to equate consciousness with the creation of the physical universe.

The idea that our thoughts create our physical reality is no longer a revolutionary idea — in particular thanks to the enormous worldwide influence of a documentary entitled The Secret, which introduced this Hermetic philosophy into modern pop culture a few years ago.

On a side note, The Secret was an inspiring documentary. But the main drawback is its failure to include the fact that we co-create reality — we’re not simply creating our own reality — and therefore the positive things one might intend to create for oneself could very well have a significant negative influence on someone, somewhere else. Nor will a person be able to attract that which isn’t in tune with what’s necessary for his or her spiritual growth. Instead, we must intend to create a reality that benefits all, instead of simply focusing our energies on that million dollar payday one might be inspired to attract. Nevertheless, The Secret was a consciousness expanding event in the United States and it may very well be that the only way to reach the greater public with this consciousness expanding spiritual information was with a documentary that appeals to the consciousness of the times. And our collective consciousness is currently obsessed with money.

The Secret may be an example of what Heindel refers when he talks about the forces of the invisible worlds acting upon the physical world to cause effects. It may have been time for the spiritual wisdom contained within The Secret to reach a greater American audience as part of the greater awakening that humanity is currently evolving through.

If Heindel were alive, he might have referred to The Secret‘s consciousness expanding effect on humanity as the result of a ripple in the “Life Wave.”

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“Material science finds that it is necessary to account in some way for the transmission of electricity, with or without wires. It is forced to postulate some substance of a finer kind that it knows, and it calls that substance ‘ether’.” (p34)

Spirit Science

We live in a waveform universe. Everything about reality vibrates at a frequency. And ripples, like waves, are three-dimensional representations of waveforms in action. However, the ripples only represent the surface plane of the full vorticular form. We only see the surface of the pond when a rock is thrown into it.

Nassim Haramein explains this concept beautifully (in his documentary Crossing the Event Horizon). And I summarize his statements when discussing the rock being thrown into a pond. Underneath the water, a toroidal shape is formed. Like a donut. And this same shape, the torus, is one representation of the fundamental form of the Universe — from the electrons around an atom, to the weather patterns and lines of magnetic force around the Earth, to the churning star factories of spiraling galaxies … and likely to the universe itself. (The documentary Thrive offers a great visual representation of the toroidal form through various scales.)

“…material science holds that in the densest solid, as in the rarest and most attenuated gas, no two atoms touch each other; that there is an envelope of ether around each atom; that the atoms in the universe float in an ocean of ether.” (p57-58)

According to Heindel, each one of us (in what Rosicrucians term our the Dense Body) is surrounded by a vortex of swirling interpenetrating forces that make up our Vital Body (an etheric body that gives life to matter) and Desire Body (an etheric body that animates the life-matter). We are multi-dimensional beings who create our physical forms and act through them via the different strata of the visible and invisible Worlds.

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Revolution and the Cosmic Night

Rosicrucian philosophy states that the Universe is divided into seven Worlds, and each World is divided into seven regions. In the interest of brevity, I am going to skip the regions and simply paraphrase how the different Worlds work together:

The first World is the World of God. Heindel gives no description of this World.

The second World is the World of Virgin Spirits. This is the plane of existence where we begin our individuation from God, a world where individuated consciousness begins. However, this is an unconscious consciousness.

“Prior to the beginning of the pilgrimage through matter the virgin spirit is in the World of Virgin Spirits, the next to the highest of the seven Worlds. It has Divine Consciousness, but not Self-consciousness…It is as oblivious to outside conditions as is man when in the deepest trance.” (p189)

I imagine that in a Universe which obeys the Hermetic axiom, “As above so below” (Heindel refers to this axiom as fundamental to Rosicrucian philosophy as well), waves of formless consciousness, the virgin spirits must emanate from the World of God in a toroidal form, swirling around the nucleus of God like electrons do around the nucleus of an atom. And perhaps this swirling angular momentum of the toroidal vortex is what Heindel refers to when he describes “Life Waves” that churn the spiral evolution of spirits during the “pilgrimage through matter.”

It could be that the Universe itself is an immense, gigantic torus – one extremely giant donut – churning around an ultra-supermassive black hole … which may very well be the physical manifestation of the nucleus of God. (At least the God of this octave. What we think of as the whole Universe may just be one toroidal form within another unimaginably larger torus.)

Our evolution through matter, according to Rosicrucian philosophy occurs in a spiral fashion in which each period of evolution is recapitulated during the subsequent period before any new work is begun. During these periods of evolution we conduct work on our Dense, Vital and Desire bodies, building them and taking them through mineral, vegetable and animal phases of existence before our consciousness has reached a point where we can enter into human form.

On a side note, the spiral evolution through matter that Heindel describes resonates with another very important point that Nassim Haramein makes (during his documentary Crossing the Event Horizon). Haramein notes that our current heliocentric cosmology isn’t entirely correct. The picture we’re normally given is that of a stationary Sun about which the planets revolve. However, The Earth moves around the Sun as the Sun is moving around the galaxy which, in turn, revolves within a supercluster of galaxies which itself is moving through the Universe. The visual representation of this (elegantly presented in Crossing the Event Horizon) is actually a vorticular form as the Earth spirals around the Sun during the Sun’s journey. Again, “As above, so below.”

Although we are individuated from God in the World of Virgin Spirits, it seems more appropriate to describe this individuation as humanity itself being individuated from God. As our virgin spirit passed through mineral, vegetable and animal form, we were still a group spirit. We did not yet individuate into our current selves until we evolved (or, perhaps, devolved) into human form.

Beyond the World of God and the World of Virgin Spirits is the World of Divine Spirit. In this world is born our Will — to create, to evolve, to do. This Will acts upon the fourth world, the World of Life Spirit, where Will becomes Imagination. Imagination acts upon the fifth world, the World of Thought, where Imagination becomes an Idea. And when that Idea is focused through the lens of the Mind (the Mind resides in the World of Thought), the Idea takes shape and becomes a Thought-Form.

In the sixth world, the Desire World, desire springs man to action. And in the seventh world, the Physical World, the effect of that desire is created — Thought-Form is manifested into physical form.

Heindel explains that humans will eventually evolve to the point where we will be able to manifest Thought-Forms in physical reality — at least in our own reality — simply by using our minds.

“…he will be able to use his own force to give his pictures life and to see them out from himself as objects in space.” (p419) And eventually, “…man’s consciousness will expand into that of an omniscient Creative Intelligence.” (p414)

This evolutionary process takes multiple lifetimes and it can only proceed if reincarnation is a fundamental aspect of existence. In Rosicrucian philosophy, reincarnation is a fundamental tenet. Our individual souls do maintain and expand upon the spiritual gains that were made in previous lives. And consequently, we must do additional work if any karmic setbacks were made.

But the initiation into the Rosicrucian Mystery School, according to Heindel, is meant to advance the student through future stages of human evolution within this lifetime.

“The whole result of initiation is to give to the spiritually aspiring an opportunity to develop the higher faculties and powers in a short time and by severe training, thereby gaining the expansion of consciousness that all mankind will sure possess eventually…” (p414)

The endgame is to attain the ability to die consciously.

“From that time – awake or asleep, through what men call life, and through what men call death – his consciousness will be unbroken. He will lead a consciously continuous existence, having the benefit of all the conditions which make for more rapid advancement to ever higher positions of trust, to be used in the uplifting of the race.” (p496-497)

At this point in the evolutionary process, one has become an Ascended Master.

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“During the past few centuries the Brothers have worked for humanity in secret; each night at midnight there is a Service at the temple where the Elder Brothers, assisted by the lay brothers who are able to leave their work in the World … gather up from everywhere in the West World the thoughts of sensuality, greed, selfishness and materialism. These they seek to transmute into pure love, benevolence, altruism and spiritual aspirations sending them back to the World to uplift and encourage all Good…” (p529)

The True Rosicrucians

Heindel does not call himself a Rosicrucian.

“In order to rout a common misconception we wish to make clear to students that we are not Rosicrucians because we study their teachings, nor does even admission to the temple entitle us to call ourselves by that name. The writer, for instance, is only a lay brother, a pupil, and would under no circumstances call himself a Rosicrucian.” (p528)

So who are the Rosicrucians? Heindel describes them as thirteen Ascended Masters who have evolved beyond the physical form and exist in the etheric region of the Universe. Twelve of the Rosicrucians work with student-mystics like Heindel to help raise the consciousness of humanity. The thirteenth Rosicrucian is unknown to all but the other twelve and exerts his influence in otherwise complete anonymity.

This type of hierarchical organization in which the Master of an order (or perhaps “temple” might be a more appropriate term) is unknown to the adepts under his care is reminiscent of the structure of temple life described in The Lemurian Scrolls: Angelic Prophecies Revealing Human Origins. This similarity makes perfect sense in light of Heindel referring to the Order of Rosicrucians as a Mystery School.

We can imagine the Mystery Schools throughout history and pre-history as being institutions of esoteric initiation, founded by different Ascended Masters who have used these schools around the world through various time periods in order to aid those in search of enlightenment and ascension beyond the physical form.

Lemurian Scrolls details the daily life of Initiates in the prehistoric temples at the dawn of humanity. So we can also imagine that the temple tradition of working towards ascension which began in the temples of Lemuria were carried on in secret following the mythical fall of mankind.

What exactly was that fall? Around 10-12 thousand years ago, the last ice age ended. The Earth warmed. The ice melted. The face of the planet changed. Our planet’s ancient lore talks of Atlantis sinking during this time. Our myths talk about an original sin.

Something happened. And we forgot where we came from, why we’re here and where we’re going.

When humanity’s consciousness began expanding and the Ascended Masters found humans who had evolved sufficiently, the Mystery Schools were born, each attuned to attract the individualized consciousness of a particular society at that particular time. Consequently, the Order of Rosicrucians, founded in Europe during the 13th century, is geared to appeal to the intellect of Western society.

“…in the last few hundred years, since the advent of modern science, a more intellectual humanity has peopled the earth; the head has completely overruled the heart, materialism has dominated all spiritual impulse and the majority of thinking people do not believe anything they cannot touch, taste or handle. Therefore, it is necessary that appeal should be made to their intellect in order that the heart may be allowed to believe what the intellect has sanctioned. As a response to this demand the Rosicrucian Mystery teachings aim to correlate scientific facts to spiritual verities.” (p520-521)

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Christian Rosenkreuz

The Order of Rosicrucians was founded in the 13th century by a man with the symbolic name of Christian Rosenkruez. Heindel describes Rosenkreuz as a “high spiritual teacher” who founded the Order “to explain the mystery of Life and Being from the scientific standpoint in harmony with Religion.” (p518)

At the end of this incarnation, Rosenkreuz evolved past the death cycle and became an Ascended Master.

“…his birth as Christian Rosenkreuz marked the beginning of a new epoch in the spiritual life of the Western World. That particular Ego has also been in continuous physical existence ever since, in one or another of the European Countries. He has taken a new body when his successive vehicles have outlived their usefulness…” (p518)

Heindel notes that Rosenkreuz later incarnated as the Comte de Saint Germaine, a known Ascended Master.

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“Thus, man was impelled first to fear God and was given religions of a nature to further his spiritual well-being under the lash of fear.” (p371)

Back to the Bible

According to Heindel, the “race religions” that existed prior to Christianity were given to humankind to help us expand our consciousness beyond the kinship of clan to the much larger kinship of race, extending our compassion beyond the immediate family to a connection with all the people within a particular race.

These “race religions” were eye-for-an-eye religions with jealous and angry gods that were tailor made for a more savage time.

“It is therefore reasonable and logical to conclude that at first, it was necessary to give man a religion commensurate with his ignorance. It would have been useless to talk to him, at that stage, of a God Who was all tenderness and love. From his viewpoint, those attributes were weaknesses, and he could not have been expected to reverence a God Who possessed what were to him despicable qualities. The God to Whom he rendered obedience must be a strong God, a God to be feared, a God Who could hurl the thunderbolt and wield the flail of lightning.” (p371)

Then along came Jesus whose aim was to expand human consciousness beyond race to an unconditional love for all — a Universal Brotherhood.

Heindel describes Jesus the man as an ordinary human who was a particularly pure spirit. Christ, on the other hand, is a different being altogether. Heindel describes Christ as the highest Initiate of humanity who has reached a level of spiritual frequency so far beyond us that the lowest vibrational state to which he can descend is within the realm of existence occupied by the Archangels.

“Christ could not be born in a dense body … ” (p380) Therefore, when Jesus the man reached the age of 30, “Christ entered these bodies and used them until the climax of His Mission on Golgotha.”

Conclusion

As I work my way through works of ancient wisdom, modern channellings, scientific explorers, spiritual lessons, secret histories and esoteric doctrines, there is one thing I always try to keep in mind: No one person has all the answers.

Nevertheless, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception is rich with far more than simply clues. This book contains a number of pieces of the puzzle and Heindel goes into eloquent detail about them. While reading this book I couldn’t help but be in awe of the wisdom contained therein. It was an honor to be reading such privileged information.

One can only hope to acquire this sort of wisdom first-hand within this lifetime.

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