New Age Channelings
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Who or What is being Channeled?
on the left:
"Are there great female beings out there
waiting for us to be free?"
Monica Sjoo. mixed media, 1995
Gaia's magnetic mantle, Her protective shield, can be
disrupted with catastrophic consequences, tearing holes in it. It would seem, as
with the atmospheric nuclear tests, scientists are willing for, and are aiding,
Ultra or Extraterrestrials to enter our sphere. What is going on? We already
have electromagnetic critical mass in the environment. Could they in fact
short-circuit the Earth? Nostradamus prophesied that a King of Terror will come
from the skies in the seventh month of 1999, and Hitler, who was mediumistic,
seems to have had communications with this terrifying (radioactive?) being.
Occult lore discusses Rays that periodically sweep our planet from some
extraterrestrial source - the Pleiades and Orion are generally mentioned - and
cause miracles and/or madness. HAARP carries on the work of the scientist Nicola
Tesla who tried to develop a wireless system to send electric energy.
Extraterrestrials are now appearing in channelings who claim that we are their
creatures, that we were seeded or engineered by them, and that therefore they
are entitled to come here and do what they like to us.
John Keel commented in
note 14) that one of the most popular
theories in cultist circles was that we were seeded on Earth from some
interplanetary group which has observed and guided our progress ever since. This
is what Erich von Daniken had popularised in the 60s in his books "Chariots
of the Gods?" and "Return to the Stars". Keel
comments that in that case they have been doing a lousy job of it in the last
centuries, and I would say during the whole of the 5000 years or so destructive
patriarchal era. If they have guided us all this time then one can only draw the
conclusion that the oppression of women, the destruction of the Earth and the
death of Nature, as well as racism and imperialism all happened with their
blessing. Reading Alice Bailey channeling her Master DK in the 30s and 40s one
certainly gets that impression. Keel wrote, by the way, that he was appalled at
the racist comments coming from supposedly blond extraterrestrial Venusians.
To claim that we are seeded from out of space is a
monumental denial of our Earth Mother's autonomous creative and lifegiving
powers, and to claim that civilisations were founded suddenly out of the blue by
Godkings who were space-beings is to deny that dark-skinned neolithic peoples,
led by groups of women who loved life, the Earth, the Great Mother and developed
and founded early magical cultures that evolved over many thousands of years. It
is to deny that we all originated from Africa in the mists of time and that our
original great ancestor was a Black/African woman. The claim that we are seeded,
or genetically engineered in an imperialist way from other planets, strangely
reflects today's realities of how US multinationals genetically engineer seed
and introduce mechanical agribusiness methods that wreck ancient traditional
agricultural systems in the "Third World", making peoples/peasants
dependent on the huge US petrochemical companies. Peasant-women, who are the
traditional farmers in Africa and India, have been disempowered even further with the misnamed "Green Revolution". Peoples
have lost their lands and livelihoods to multinationals who store seed and
genetic material, robbed from the "Third World" and indigenous
peoples, in Western "seed banks" and without the permission of the
peoples they have thus disinherited of their past and future.
Vandana Shiva writes in "Staying Alive: Women,
Ecology, and Development" (see
note 15) that indigenous women peasants in India
were always the guardians and the Caretakers, of the soil, the seed, the trees
and the waters, and perceive of Nature and the Earth as a great sacred living
Mother. Western male scientists who, like the aliens or ET's it seems, envy
women's lifecreating powers, desire to clone themselves and become a sort of male
"mothers". They speak of actual mothers as "foetal
environments" and ovarian "egg farms" and play around with
women's fertility in hightech experiments, attempting to distance us from our
experience of the sacredness of life by making birth hightech and more
alienated, with women wired up to machines as well as creating substitute
Before I go on to discuss some New Age channelers I would
like to ask why these entities that are channeled - whether Masters, ancient
immortals, spirit guides or ETs - are always male, and why their channels are
almost always reactionary and male-identified women. Why do we never hear the
voices of the Neolithic women who were the creators of ancient Goddess cultures
and evolved mind-wisdom-intelligence as they studied the lunar cycles already in
the Palaeolithic, or of the Wise women who were burnt at the stake in Europe
during 300 years for having healing and magical powers. Why do we not hear the
voices of the great female beings, the Sisterhoods which I sense out there, who
are waiting for us to be free? This of course makes me very suspicious.
Are we to believe that also the spirit realms have been
imperialised by the patriarchs? I for one do not believe this and I think that
there are many false and devious spirits, and even more numerous false mediums
and channelers who have their own axe to grind and want to justify the present
patriarchal status quo. In this they are of course helped by historians and
archeologists who still desire to write women out of history. (see
Seth, the spirit guide or ancient being, channeled by the
American poet Jane Roberts in the 70's, explained that entities in other realms
have no gender and are able to adopt any persona or appearance projected on
them. "He" even said that as a person dies and arrives in the
Spiritworld, and in order not to frighten her/him, the person's expectations
will be enacted. If a Christian, the person will at first see angels playing
harps and "god" bearded on a throne. It is however a thought-realm and
anything can be created by thought and any distance traveled.
So ...obviously if spirit beings want to play games and
even create havoc for humans they can do so. Some would desire to act as if they
were some kind of ancient prophets, or even "ascended masters", and
others would be plain mischievous. Of course there must be genuine great souls,
ancient teachers who guide us.
All ancient and indigenous peoples communicate with the
Ancestors who live on in other realms and from there they gain powers of healing
and prophecy. My own sons are in the Spiritworld...
"Ascended Masters", however, come across as
supporting and encouraging patriarchal, racist and imperialist views and
destructive developments, such as the nuclear bomb, on the Earth plane and
therefore I find it very difficult to imagine that they could possibly be
genuine enlightened spiritual beings.
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The Enlightened One
I first got into serious thinking about New Age
channelings a few years ago after visiting Yelm, the headquarters of Mrs JZ
Knight, who channels the supposedly 35,000 years old entity Ramtha in Washington
State at the Canadian border on the West coast of the USA. She has made herself
a hefty fortune from this. I had met up with Janet McCloud. a Native American
traditional Elder who is politically active in defense of native lands and her
people's traditions and fishing rights, at the First International Goddess
Festival in California in 1994. Janet is a founder of Indigenous Women's Network
note 17) and is a descendant of Chief Seattle. She had invited me to visit her at her
Sapa Dawn centre in Yelm and to come and see "the dead people" that
live there. It was clear that the small town had been taken over by Mrs Knight's
white and well-off followers who have bought up property and started businesses
all over the place. while at the same time around Yelm there are a number of
native American reservations where people live in poverty. It is expensive to
attend Mrs Knight's courses and 'school'. There are rumours that weapons are
stored underground on the land belonging to Mrs Knight herself, land surrounded
by high walls and barbed wire. Her followers are into mind-manipulation to
create Super-consciousness and into survival from coming catastrophes.
I bought "Ramtha Intensive"
note 18) in the
bookstore which was brimming with vast manuscripts of Ramtha's pronouncements on
everything from physics to the mind, the ancient world and future events. After
speaking of threats to the Earth and advising people to buy property on high
places to avoid floods and tidal waves from catastrophes - earthquakes and
volcanic eruptions to come -Ramtha also launches into praise of "King
Reagan" who he calls a "commonsense doer" who was on the line and
divinely inspired. Ramtha/Mrs Knight then shows her true politics when she goes
on to attack the Welfare state. A 35,000 year entity as an advocate of Free
market capitalism! Not likely.
I have since then read JZ Knight's
note 19) and
understand a bit more where she is coming from. It seems that she grew up in
poverty and hardship in New Mexico with a hardworking and long-suffering mother
who had many children and a drunken and violent absentee husband. JZ herself was
raped at an early age by a drunken uncle. But... all her life she clung on to
the certain, and to her comforting belief in a loving and all-powerful Father
God out there, and all her life she aspired to look like a blonde Barbie doll.
She wrote of how her mother, although so poor, resented people on welfare.
Ramtha, a dazzling oriental man in long robes, appeared
visibly to her in 1977 after her then husband had put a paper pyramid on her
head as a joke. Ramtha claimed to be "the great Ram", the godman and
Conqueror of ancient India, and before then an illuminated Cro-Magnon as well as
a Lemurian in the beginning of time. Ramtha announced that
JZ was "to be the light into the world", which of course must have
been very flattering indeed. And "indeed" is a word that Ramtha
constantly uses as he speaks through JZ, as can be heard on a number of tapes,
developing a philosophy and worldview. According to Ramtha, Earth is a flattened
sphere and is hollow inside. There are entrances to this Inner Hollow Earth at
the poles and at such sacred places as Mount Shasta, popular with New Agers, in
California. Within the Earth there exists an advanced subterranean Civilization
of green human beings who emerge into this world in UFOs. They are green because
of the copper in their water and there is an internal Sun. They have no love of
humans as they have been ill-treated by us. The US and other governments are
fully aware of and fear them. It seems that some Ramtha followers want
desperately to go to the Poles to connect with these peoples and discuss how to
go about this. Unbeknown to us there are apparently cosmic battles going on in
the skies above us between belligerent and aggressive male gods, of which
Jehovah is the worst. Ramtha claims that he in person will welcome his followers
into his "kingdom" after death, and even threatens that then they will
regret not having listened to him and obeyed him while they were still alive!
I cannot help comparing Ramtha with Seth, who I consider a
far more enlightened, intelligent and interesting spirit guide. Seth was
supposedly also a very ancient entity and was channeled through the poet Jane
Roberts from as early as 1963. Seth speaks (see
note 20) of
multiple universes and realities and also has a sense of humour. "He"
calls himself an energy essence that is no longer manifested in physical form,
therefore also without gender. S/he could take on any gender or form projected
upon him/her/it. Seth said that "the physical world hides infinite
dimensions of reality behind a tissue paper thin wall" and that all
realities, physical and non-physical, are the creation of, and filled with, mind
and consciousness. I came across the Seth books soon after my young son's death
and I found them helpful in my grief and for my understanding of the Otherworld.
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Angels, Masters and Extraterrestrials
Next I came across "Starseed
Transmissions: An Extraterrestrial Report'' (see
note 21) written during eleven days
in 1982 while Carey claims to have been overshadowed by the Archan gel Raphael no less. Carey is
revered in New Age circles and has recently come out with a new book called "Return of the Bird
note 22) in which he presumes to speak for
ancient native American shamans.
Raphael most certainly seems to have it in for the
material realm and thinks that we are deceived by its awesome forces and that
we must set ourselves free from the "fallen state of our
consciousness". He demonizes Earth and blames Her for this state of being.
According to Raphael we are to grow away from Mother Earth's bonding and
restraining energy to rejoin the Cosmic Brotherhood to live in great floating
cities of light. This "Angel" speaks the language of an
Extraterrestrial and is like all ETs into High-Tech in a big way. A computer
will be incorporated into our physical body by "God" and only then
will we be part of his creation and we will be "Children of the
Stars". Then we will finally be Independent of our Mother Planet and of
"the years of darkness spent in Her womb" we will remember nothing.
Those great floating cities of light that we are to aspire
to are obviously UFOs and the space station is the ultimate computer environment
where the voice of Nature is no longer heard. This sort of vision - anti-Earth
and anti biological life - is common in the New Age and has appeared already in
Alice Bailey's writings.
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Bailey and the Master DK
Alice Bailey (1880-1949) wrote 30 or so books during her
long life, most of them channeled from the Tibetan Djwhal Khul, or Master DK,
who was not an incarnate Master himself but the senior executive in a large
Lamasery in Tibet. As he had supposedly lived with Bailey in a former life he
had chosen her to pass on material channeled to him from the Hierarchy of
Masters concerning the future evolution of "man". This co-operation
between Alice Bailey and DK had started in 1919. She founded the Arcane school
in the 1930s to train people for active New Age leadership and by 1945 it had
graduated twenty thousand people. Alice Bailey established the Lucis Charitable
Trust (Luce means light) in 1922 and it operates the Lucis Publ. Co. The New
Group of World Servers was organised by her in 1925, under "the direction
of the Hierarchy" to serve as a Vanguard for the reappearance of the Christ
and "His great disciples, the Masters of Wisdom from Shambhala". The
Goodwill foundation is a member of the Lucis Trust. It was founded in 1932 and
it promotes Bailey's "The Great Invocation" worldwide. The Invocation
has become a sort of New Age hymn, has been translated to 75 or so languages and
is used as a sort of hypnotic mantra.
The words are:
the point of Light within the Mind of God
Light stream forth into the minds of men.
Light descend on Earth.
the point of Love within the heart of God
Love stream forth into the hearts of men.
Christ return to Earth.
the centre where the Will of God is known
purpose guide the little wills of men,
purpose which the Masters know and serve.
the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
and may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
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