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James Neff

This article was written in 1995 to record an event that did not occur.



Lunar Scorpion Moon, 23rd Day: Yellow Seed Wavespell / Yellow Magnetic Seed
              ---Mayan Time


Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake.
---William James



One of the many New Age gurus stands at the podium looking like an older Jason Alexander without the glasses.  He has tufts of fuzz on his balding head, wears a green plaid shirt, and is about to launch into a three hour "quickie" for the Learning Annex at the Mission Valley Hilton in San Diego.  It is 6:00 p.m.  He will be gone tomorrow like Paul of Tarsus, spreading the gospel according to the Sirians throughout the land.  The Sirians, for those of you unfamiliar with New Age prophesy are ET's from the vicinity of Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens, located in the constellation of Canis Major.  Makes sense, right?
The 60 plus people sitting in the room are all there to hear what they have to say about what is in store for us in the very near future.  Of course, we all know what they have to say because we have all read his book, You Are Becoming a Galactic Human.  But we're all there in the hopes of gleaning something new that they may have left out.  And we're curious enough to have shelled out nearly 40 bucks a head to be seated in Sheldon Nidle's presence.
According to his bio, Sheldon was born in New York City on November 11, 1946 and grew up in Buffalo, New York.  His first ET and UFO experiences began in 1955 with extraterrestrial visitations, teaching sessions, telepathic communications, and direct core knowledge inserts.  When he was 14 years old, he told the ET's to stop communicating with him because he felt that their information ran contrary to contemporary scientific reasoning.  They left but assured him that they would be back.  In high school, he was placed in advanced science programs such as physics, chemistry, and calculus.  And as a teenager, he was part of a team that invented the field ion microscope.  He has an M.A. in Southeast Asian Government, and another in American Politics and International Public Administration.  Presently his chief occupation is representative and lecturer for the Galactic Federation, a consortium of ET's and spiritual entities, of which the Sirians are a part.
Sheldon may not have the drawing power of a Billy Graham, but his message is similar: the proverbial shit is about to hit the fan.  He does not tell us to repent of our sins, nor to accept Jesus Christ as our personal savior.  Merely to be aware, informed, and prepared for what is imminently on its way for the betterment of mankind and the planet as a whole.  Christians might interpret this as the Apocalypse or the Day of God's Wrath.  New Agers see it as the culmination of the Ascension process.  (Christians, read that: Rapture.)
As we progress on our little journey of discovery, you will notice many similarities between Christian teachings and New Age prophecy.  Although I'm sure there are many people in the Christian camp who would be appalled with such a comparison, claiming our stout friend Sheldon is nothing more than a "false prophet," eager to take our money and leave us with damning information supplied by the devil himself.
And there is a devil in our cosmic drama.  But not the horned, tailed and trident carrying creature we have all come to know and, in some cases, love.  No, our devil is a race of beings that have taken it upon themselves to subjugate us like cattle for reasons that they themselves know and that Sheldon's pals, the Sirians, are more than willing to inform us about.
Perhaps the single most important event in Sheldon's book is the human race coming into full consciousness before the year of the Blue Self-Exiting Storm, slated to begin July 1997, according to the Mayan calendar.  This prophecy spans many thousands of years and is held by many ancient indigenous cultures.  This quantum leap in human evolution is to be propagated by the advent of the Photon Belt, which is said to he headed our way.  Whether you believe it or not, we don't have long to wait.
(By the way, the Mayans were very accurate when they predicted the return of the "masters of the universe" on July 11, 1991 during the full eclipse of the sun.  Mexico City and much of the country has been besieged by the biggest UFO flap in history, and is still going strong to this day.)
According to the Sirians, the Photon Belt is not going to be a piece of cake.  This massive donut shaped cloud of light will come to literally "enlighten" us and catapult us into fully super conscious beings.  But a price has to be paid.
Sheldon states that we as a people have been mutating and that scientists around the world are aware of this impeding cosmic event.  For decades scientists have wondered what our "junk" DNA has to do with human life.  It is called "junk" simply because they cannot find a reasonable answer for its existence.  Geneticists say we need only 3% of our DNA to keep our bodies going.  The other 97% doesn't do anything that they can figure out.  It can be likened to a priceless vase that has shattered and these men of science cannot find any good reason for it to be in our genetic make-up.  Yet, it is there.
What Sheldon, as well as others, claim is that this priceless vase is coming back together as if by magic.  What Humpty Dumpty's men could not do is happening on its own, like clockwork.  This mutation of our DNA is occurring quicker in some people than in others.  The consensus seems to be that this is happening faster in some people because they are more "enlightened" than others, but that we will all eventually get there.  This presumably includes everyone on death row, every wife beater, child molester, and rapist.
It seems to me that this New Age stuff differs from Christianity only in that we get many chances to redeem ourselves in more than one lifetime, as opposed with eternal damnation or reward of Heaven in a single life span.  This, of course, smacks of reincarnation and karma, two staples of New Age philosophy that have been with us for quite a while.
This shattering of our DNA did not happen by accident.  It was engineered deliberately by those nefarious entities we have come to know as the devil.  And a devilish thing they are.  I would hate to run into one of these things on a well-lit street in a crowded part of town.  Their origin is allegedly from the star constellation Orion and their physical make-up is reptilian.  Lizards.  Up right, two legged reptiles of unimaginable intellect that have genetically raped us to suit their selfish agenda.
Hold on tight, this is just the beginning.  These beings of "darkness" soar across our skies at will in their mind-boggling spacecrafts and purportedly have control of our major world governments.  They are what has become known as the "secret government" and are supposedly behind many of the "black research" projects throughout the globe.  According to William Bramley in The God's of Eden, they have been pulling switches on civilizations since the beginning of time.  It's no coincidence that serpents and dragons have had a major impact on ancient cultures throughout the world.  They are said to be the biological creators of the "grays", those bug eyed, slender bodied, big headed ETs that are always showing up on shows like Sightings and Encounters.  They are master geneticists who are very interested in us much like a sheep rancher is concerned with his flock.
And why would an extraterrestrial race want to reduce us to the galactic equivalent of morons?  Control.  We were not always like this.  Sheldon tells us that 150,000 years ago we were the lizards' equals; our genetic equipment fully functional.  But it seems that high intellect does not guarantee stability.  Even then, we were all too human, bloodthirsty creatures.  Two major civilizations existed at that time: Atlantis and Lemuria.  The Sirians, also adept in genetics, had more than a hand in our physical and intellectual evolution.  Being the "good guys", they were proud of their creation--us.  Then the carpet-bagging reptilians showed up and all hell broke loose.  A major war ensued as to who would control the earth and its inhabitants.  The Sirians, unfortunately, lost and we became the property of the reptiles to do with as they willed.
Well, first things first.  Because we were on an intellectual par with these scaly conquerors, we were too dangerous to deal with, too unruly.  In a brilliant Machiavellian stroke, the lizards instigated a world war between the Atlanteans and the Lemurians; the survivors were genetically altered to become slaves.  This was on a worldwide scale and we are the results.
In biblical terms, this genetic alteration would constitute the "fall" of man.  The symbol of the serpent is obvious.  The Tree of Knowledge is our original 12 strand DNA that was reduced to our current double helix.  DNA is information: Information=Knowledge.  Without this, our bodies would not know if it should become a gorilla or a human, a rat or a rabbit, a genius or an imbecile.
We have long known that our brain output is 8 to 10%.  The other 90% lies dormant, waiting to awaken.  The Photon Belt is the switch, the trigger that will get us back on track.  It's been a long time coming and Sheldon assures us that it is just around the corner.  This event, however, has a price to be paid in spades.  In Christian terms, this would be the Day of God's Wrath.  The ass kicking we have all been waiting for.  And it is not just one day but three.  Three days of complete and utter darkness where the sun, stars, and moon are gone.  Three days of bone chilling cold.  Three miserable days of complete isolation because all electrical equipment will be reduced to useless junk.  Telephones, cars, and computers, all useless.  The reason is because once the earth enters the Belt only Photon energy will be valid.
Don't worry, the Sirians are here.  They guarantee that six months before earth enters the Belt there will be a mass landing to train the human population on how to survive this devastating event.  And if you're wondering if these ET's are God fearing, the answer in a resounding yes.  However, in New Age terms, God is generally referred to as Prime Creator or All That Is.  They, like the reptilians, consider themselves co-creators with God.  Though this may sound blasphemous to a right-wing Christian, the Sirians and other ETs consider one of their primary reasons for being is to create and develop other civilizations throughout the universe.  As stated earlier, the Sirians claim to be the main source of our evolution from humble primates to what became the Atlantean and Lemurian civilizations.


I can almost hear Darwin turning over in his grave.  That's just fine.  And if Leakey is wincing because his beloved Lucy is reduced to a pile of ho-hum bones, then so be it.  The human mind craves for some reassurance that there is something more than this 3-D experience we call life.  Considering the state of the world today, it would certainly take a highly spiritual being to even think we were worth our weight in gold and then some.  There have been many throughout history, but J.C. will suffice as a good representative.  Why anyone would want to tack himself on a cross for the human race is certifiably insane, right?  And then again, maybe these evolved beings know something that we don't.  That this 3-D reality we know and hang onto with a vicious tenacity is really nothing more than a pile of dung that has been hard sold to us by a bunch of ingenious lizards.


I might add that Jesus Christ is very much into the New Age movement.  Only now, he is known as Sananda.  Yes, J.C. (aka Sananda) is very much running spiritually with a whole lot of entities, spiritual and otherwise, in this New Age hierarchy, ready to come down and show us the true path.


It is now time for me to stand back and look at all this as a "rational, thinking human being."  I mean, understand what is being said here.  The Book of Revelation is about to reach its climax.  This has been one big historical whack off that is coming to an end.


I look at the people in the room.  One black male, one Latino (yours truly), and one Native American woman who looks like she's been on a serious 30 day fast, wearing a fedora with a beaded head band.  The rest of the faces are white.  Mostly thirty and up.  Sheldon is telling us that we should organize support groups for the fast times ahead.  We are curious, mentally castrated humans looking for answers.  We want to know why the earth is crumbling under our feet.  A little voice in the back of my mind says, "It's been this way all along."


And Sheldon counters that we are about to explode into something so bizarre that only a hard core Trekkie could embrace it.  And I want to embrace it along with all the others here.  I, too, want to say farewell to our mundane 3-D existence.  But something tells me to stay awake.  It's the same instinct that got me out of the Catholic Church way back when.  You might say I woke up when I was twelve years old.  It was the same feeling that alerted me now.  This was as close to a spiritual concept as I could embrace at the moment and yet I had reservations about it.  To my way of thinking, there were holes in Sheldon's spiel.  Understand, Sheldon Nidle is not the New Age.  There are very many voices.  He is just one.


I have taken their collective message and molded it into what makes sense to me.  But what makes sense to me will not necessarily make sense to another New Ager.  It would be like asking a Mormon and Jehovah Witness to agree on all spiritual matters.  And spiritual matter is what it is all about.


The Photon Belt, Sheldon says, will not only catapult us into full consciousness but also out of our 3-D reality and into the 5th dimension where "the living will walk with the dead."


Hard to swallow, isn't it?  Take any religious belief and you will have to believe in the fantastic.  And God only knows, the fantastic is coming to the fore, post haste.


If we had been handling poisonous snakes and drinking arsenic it would have been an uncommon yet rather sedate event.  This guy was telling us that we were about to be blasted into the 5th dimension!  This sounded too weird, especially when you consider that the 5th dimension is where people go when they have near death experiences.  I was beginning to wonder if Sheldon wasn't handing us a death sentence.


Nobody wants to give up their meat unless they are so old and decrepit that it would be a pleasure to go.  But Sheldon assures us that the "living" who experience the Photon Belt will not die in order to be "there."  They will have flesh and spirit at their command.  They would be in a multidimensional "reality" that even Steven Spielberg could not comprehend.


Now, hold that thought.  Let's hear what some of the other players have to say regarding the Photon Belt.  By far, these are not the only voices:

"1996-97 doesn't fit into the picture."  Dorothy Lee, metaphysician and spiritual seeker, referring to the Photon Belt.  We are on the phone.  She is reluctant to reveal her "source", but I guess it is on the astral plane, a spiritual realm where she does most of her "work."  She tells me that time is difficult to pinpoint because time, as we know it, does not exist outside of our 3-D reality.  Nevertheless, she feels the Belt won't be heading our way until past the year 2000.


I mention to her that the Hollywood version of the Belt (called the Nexus in the movie and looking more like a huge tapeworm) has more than a small part in Star Trek: Generations.  She says the show has been "channeled" since its beginning, meaning that the scripts have been written through paranormal means.


I leave it at that.


Another local, Ronna Herman of Alpine, California, a few years back, answered a question that had been bothering me for some time.  It is an arcane mystery and she gave me a very up-to-date answer.  The question was this: "In the Book of Revelation Archangel Michael does battle with Satan and his minions.  What happens?"


Her answer was to the point: "The battle has been fought and won on the spiritual plane."


So be it.


Ronna is important here because she not only channels Archangel Michael, but he has quite a bit to say about the Photon Belt.


In the #5 issue of Ascending Times, May, 1995, she writes:  "To have a better idea of what a 'photon' is I looked it up in Webster's Dictionary and it states, 'A photon is a quantum of electromagnetic energy having both particle and wave properties; it has no charge or mass but possesses momentum and energy.'  The energy of light, X-rays, gamma rays, etc. is carried by photons."
The following (channeled 2/01/95) is part of Lord Michael's view:

"You are moving into a new space/time continuum.  The Omniverse is made up of electricity, electromagnetic energy pulsations; you are electromagnetic energy force fields as well.  The approach to this cosmic cloud of energy has been gradual and will continue in this manner so that there will be time for the transition to take place.  This is not to say that there will not be radical changes and more erratic events taking place as all humanity and the Earth make adjustments to these new frequencies and a new reality.  When this space/time overlap is completed your Earth will move from a 3rd/4th dimensional frequency to a 5th dimensional frequency.  Have we not told you that you were moving into the 5th dimensions?  Is this such a surprise?"


In the #29 issue of Connecting Link magazine, Dianne Robbins, a telepathic receiver, channels a whole battery of entities.  This is part of what they have to say:


ADAMA (High Priest of Telos, a subterranean city beneath Mt. Shasta): "When our brothers and sisters land from the stars, this will be our cue to emerge from our homes beneath the Earth and join with you on the surface to prepare and guide you through the Photon Belt.  You will not go through this alone.  All the forces of the Universe will come to your aid well before the entry actually occurs.  Rest assured in our great love for all of humanity.  All is in readiness from both ABOVE and BELOW to assist you into your new orbit in the stars."


ASHTAR (UFO Commander): "Know that the forces of the ASHTAR COMMAND are in complete readiness to intervene and come to your aid WELL BEFORE you enter into the Photon Belt.  We are here waiting for the directive from the Father allowing us to land and begin the instruction necessary to prepare all humanity for the Photon Belt."


SANANDA (aka J.C.): "Know that Sananda watches over you.  Know that all is in readiness for the Earth's entry into the Photon Belt.  Know that BEFORE this occurs, vast armadas of star ships from outer space will be descending and landing on Earth with necessary supplies and equipment to help all people survive the days of darkness and cold.  This is already in place.  Not only the Sirians, but all members of the Ashtar Command are involved in this rescue mission."


The CETACEANS (dolphins & whales): "We, too, will be making the transition into Light, and we, too, will be guiding you through the Photon Belt."


Just in case anyone is interested, the Christians are also sounding the gong good and loud.  Pat Robertson has a new novel out, The End of the Age, which deals with a menacing threat coming in from space.

Back at the Hilton, it's time for a break.  I go to the bar for a quick draft.  Chad E. is with me.  If it weren't for him, I wouldn't even be there.  A few months ago he loaned me You Are Becoming A Galactic Human and later informed me that Sheldon would be doing a one night stand.


If you register with the Learning Annex, you will forever be on their mailing list.  A few days before Sheldon's lecture, they sent me an issue of their line up for up coming events.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that Barbara Marciniak would be in town in two months.  I had been familiar with her teachings for some years.


From the promotional blurb: "Extraordinary spirit beings known as the Pleiadians are the foundation of author Barbara Marciniak's phenomenal world-wide success as a spiritual teacher, lecturer and channeler of healing energy."


I asked Chad if he would be attending.  He said no.  I felt like a Catholic who had just asked a Jew if he would go to confession with me.  The guy is loyal to a fault.  He is satisfied to be in the Sirian fold.  Why explore further?


A quote from Reginald Blyth streamed through my mind: "Nothing divides so much as thought."


A short while later a matronly lady comes in and sits on the stool next to me.  I remember her because she was the last to arrive at Sheldon's session.  All the front seats were gone and I invited her to sit in my row.  As she scooted past me, she said, "Are you a Mayan?"  I assured her that in my ancestral gene pool there might be a few, but that if she expected me to dematerialize she would be sorely disappointed.


Looking like an Episcopalian who could make one hell of a peach cobbler, she is perched next to me with a subdued excitement brewing in her sixty something body.  I ask her if she will be attending Barbara Marciniak's session.


Jane Appling is quick to respond: "I don't think so."  Behind her bifocals are large bright brown eyes, hungry to consume anything extraordinary.  But not too hungry.  She, like Chad, is a team player.  Is it because they don't want to complicate their fragile grasp of faith and hope?  Or is it a gang-banging attitude toward other New Age prophets, false or otherwise?


I cannot reconcile their responses.  I have always been open minded to these matters and strongly believe that to shut oneself off to only what agrees with you is stunting your understanding.  Besides, the Sirians and the Pleiadians are saying the same thing.  Except for the Photon Belt.  In the two books that Marciniak wrote there is no direct mention of this phenomena.  Aside from this, 95% of their teachings run hand in hand with the Sirians.


I will be attending.


On the way back to the lecture room, Jane tells me, "I'm interested in angels, reincarnation.  Things like that."


We dutifully take our seats and after Sheldon tells us he is going on the Internet, launches into a Q&A session.  All manner of questions are hurled except for the one burning in the back of my mind.


Someone in the audience wants to know if the Photon Belt will arrive in '96.


"Yes," Sheldon assures with confidence.


More questions.  More answers.  Sheldon has danced his way through these 3 hour "quickies" throughout the country.  He knows the routine.  Still, the question I want asked is still mute.  I will have to ask it myself.  My hand shoots up.  Sheldon points a finger at me.


"Can you give us the name of any mainstream scientist who has written an article, essay or book on the Photon Belt?"


The answer: "No."


The reason: Mainstream science is aware of the Belt but is keeping the lid on it because world governments do not want the information released.  I feel as if someone has told me that J.C. did not rise from the dead but rotted in his tomb.


I tell Sheldon something to the effect that Stanton Friedman, the renegade physicist who specializes in UFO research, would certainly have the balls if any valid information was out there, even if it was CIA disinformation.  It suddenly occurred to me that Sheldon Nidle might be a CIA plant.  All sorts of conspiratorial scenarios were hopping around in my head.  Was he into this just to discredit the whole concept of the Belt?  Supposing '96 came and went and nothing happened?  There would be a lot of disillusioned people.


I wasn't going to get anywhere pursuing this so I let the session close and went home, wondering what Barbara Marciniak and the Pleiadians had to say.  I had never seen Marciniak in person, but I had read her books and listened to some of her tapes.


As I drove home, I wondered why Sheldon had not channeled his Sirian friends.  No one had asked him this either.  It had been a cut and dry presentation, worthy of a shoe store executive.



Electric Deer Moon, 2nd Day:  Blue Galactic Monkey


It is a week to the day since Sheldon's lecture.  Dorothy Lee, who disagrees with the Sirians on the advent of the Photon Belt, has invited me to a group gathering headed by "Smokey," a local shaman.  I am in East San Diego on 37th St.  It is 7:00 p.m.


I have known Dorothy for over two years and she is anything but conventional.  The first things you notice about her are her breasts.  They are gargantuan.  Not at all proportional to her otherwise slender figure.  She speaks with a soft Texas accent that hints at a gentle disposition.  Her La Jolla apartment is literally stuffed with occult paraphernalia: crystals, mythical figurines, strange paintings, and posters everywhere.


The first time I was there something strange happened.  When I walked in, I said I had to use the bathroom.  On my way there I saw a shorthaired black cat with a frayed leather collar resting in the middle of the living room couch.  It figures, I thought, rushing to spill my bladder.  When I came back, the cat was gone.  And that would have been the end of that if what happened a short time later hadn't occurred.


We were drinking wine in the living room when another long brown haired cat strolled in.


"I see you have two cats," I said.


"No," Dorothy said.  "Just one."


"What about the black one I saw when I came in?"


"You saw Damn Cat?"


"I guess."


"He's passed on."


"He's dead?"


"Yes."  All of this very matter-of-factly.  "There are two cats I have that are in spirit.  They keep me company sometimes in bed.  Sometimes I see them and sometimes I don't.  Damn Cat must like you.  He doesn't appear to everybody."


Things like this happen every time I'm around her.  Even in my dreams.

Tonight we're at the 37th St. apartment building for an "initiation."  I have stepped into this completely cold.  I have no idea what to expect.  This event is going to take place in the patio that is squared off by the two-story building.  I am on the trail of the Photon Belt.  I am hoping to meet others who are familiar with Sheldon Nidle's 1996 prediction.  But Sheldon is the new kid on the block.  His book came out in '94 and some people have trouble remembering who he is.  Some people are compiling information on the Belt from various sources.  But no one wants to commit to any one date.  The consensus is that it is going to happen, but no one really knows when.


The people on 37th St. are more concerned with what is going to happen tonight.  I play it by ear.  They know something I do not know.


Smokey is a gray haired man in his seventies who has shrunk with age.  He wears clear glasses and has a broad, flat nose one would expect to see on an ex-pug.  His voice is raspy like a loud whisper and he is dressed in white.  If you were to see him at the super market, you would think he was nothing more than an old man waiting to be buried.  Hardly the spiritual conduit that would lead tonight's ritual.


At the picnic table under the cabana is the altar atop a white spread.  There is a single small candle and an assortment of do-dads.  The largest stone is powdery white and remarkably translucent with the candle shining through it.  Dorothy tells me it is a "telolith."  I'm told it is very rare and facilitates communication with the "space brothers."  There is a smaller crystal that Smokey says is from the Atlantean pyramid submerged under the Bermuda Triangle.  There is also a white crystal in the shape of a white buffalo that can be readily seen in profile.  Also, two pieces of moldavite (a meteor stone) held in two bell shaped receptacles.  These will be used to clear our charkas.


Flute music is coming to us from one of the apartments.  Jasmine incense is burning, enhancing the ambiance of what is about to occur.  And I haven't got a clue what that might be.


Dorothy is explaining the telolith to me.  She says her last trip with the space brothers was a few weeks ago.


"In spirit, right?"


"Sometimes.  Sometimes it's physical," she says, adding that she's been in contact with ETs since she was two years old.


I do not pursue this.  It would take a book to fill everything that Dorothy says.


There is a curious pyramidal sculpture hanging from a thread on the balcony.  It is easily 6 feet long and no one says anything about it.


At 7:30, Smokey begins his preamble.  I try to follow as closely as I can.  There are 11 women and 8 men, including Smokey.  I am the only ethnic member in the group.  The rest are white.  I am mistakenly trying to figure out who is going to be initiated.


There is a pretty young woman with Smokey.  Her name is Argena and she is dressed in a white gown and wears a white rolled headband.  She looks like an angel without wings.  She will be assisting the shaman, much like an altar boy.


Smokey is explaining what is going to happen and why.  I feel like a Muslim who mistakenly wandered into a Hindu ritual.  I have no idea what he's talking about.  Strange words and phrases are exiting his lips: "Sai Baba,"  "Verbude," "Mono atomic action."  He mentions something about his right foot on our forehead.


Slowly the cloud of confusion is beginning to rise from my head.  We are all going to be initiated!  And the worst of it is that I don't know into what.  This is not a witches' coven.  There are far too many people for that, and I doubt if I would have been invited if it had been.


Sai Baba, as I understand it, is a highly evolved East Indian guru who, in spirit, will oversee the proceedings.  After his invocations, Smokey comes around to us in a clockwise fashion and gives us each his benediction.  After this, he comes around with the moldavite in the bell encasements for us to hold in each hand.  Following this, "verbude" (pronounced ver-boo-dee) is explained to us.  This is a powdery substance that he has in a plastic sandwich bag, which Argene is going to pass around in a counter clockwise manner to each of us, spooning it into our left hand to be dabbed at with our right finger, or taken all at once.  The stuff has a perfumed scent to it and a chalky taste.  I have a sneaky suspicion that it is nothing more than incense ash, but I have no way of proving it.  Smokey tells us that he got the stuff from Sai Baba himself, who is adept at producing the stuff out of thin air.  Smokey assures us that it is just as difficult to come by as the telolith crystal and that it gets one "high."  This side effect is supposedly the "mono atomic action."  After all this is done comes the final and cataclysmic event of the evening.


While Smokey sits at the edge of the picnic table, each of us is to go and kneel on a cushion before him so that he can place his right foot on our forehead.  Some sort of cosmic energy is to pass through him, through his foot, into out foreheads and down into our charkas.  I'm a little reluctant here and wait for the verbude to take effect.  Maybe it will loosen some inhibitions.  The circle of people, one by one, clockwise, kneels before Smokey as he puts his foot on their forehead.  The verbude is not taking effect, at least not on me.  When my turn comes, I politely differ to the lady next to me.  I am relieved that two other women, also new comers, declined Smokey's cosmically endowed foot.  I would have hated to be the only hold out.  Of course, I did not intend to go back, but I did not want to embarrass Dorothy for having invited me.


At the close of the initiation, a bearded man by the name of Noal gets up and explains the large geometrical piece hanging from the balcony.  It is made up of two three-sided pyramids.  The smaller pyramid is inverted and attached to the larger piece by strings so that there is an empty space between the two.  Noal is the creator of this thing that has been "charged" with crystals placed in each corner of both pyramids.  Its purpose is to energize any object that is placed between the two pyramids.


I am thinking that perhaps Smokey should project his spirit to this energized zone.  He is a little shaky and at one point stumbles slightly.  He says, "The verbudethe verbude," like Orson Wells whispering, "RosebudRosebud"


I am still waiting for its effects.  And I waited, and waited all the way home



Overtone Peacock Moon, 1st Day: White Spectral World-Bridger


As a species of life, you are poised at that moment when you are required to make a leap of faith.

                                      ---The Pleiadians



Two months have come and gone since Sheldon Nidle came to town.  Tonight I am at the Hyatt Regency near Seaport Village.  I am in the Regency Ballroom where a large chandelier the size of a small space ship looms over us.  The people here are more upscale than at Sheldon's session and there are twice as many present, mostly women and, again, mostly white.  I recognize no one that was at Sheldon's lecture.  These are Del Mar, Mission Hills, and La Jolla types.


On the raised platform is a small table with a pitcher of water, a glass, a colorful flower arrangement, a bell, and a large quartz crystal.  Next to this is a comfortable looking stuffed chair placed like a throne.


A female representative of the Learning Annex steps on the platform and begins the introduction.  I scan the room and see Barbara Marciniak at the doorway.  I recognize her immediately.  She's shorter than I expected and much prettier, wearing a blood red sweater and dark flowing skirt.  As she steps on the platform, a round of applause follows her.  Her style is casual and down to earth, unlike Sheldon's stiff, cardboard approach.  She is sure of herself, in her element, at once putting us at ease and expectant.  Twenty-five years ago I could have dropped acid with this lady, talked about metaphysical matters till the sun came up and kept on going.  Tonight she is the interpreter and conduit for Spirit.  We are all ears.  Unlike most of us who have dabbled with the tarot cards and ouija board, Barbara has hit the big time as a New Age trance channel.


The Pleiadians, a collective of ETs from the star system the Pleiades,  have been speaking through her since May 18, 1988.  They say they are from the future where we have succeeded in overcoming the "spiritual crises" we are presently going through today.  They, like most ETs (if not all), are expert in time travel, a subject an above top secret sector of our "government" has been interested in for some time.  I refer the reader to The Montauk Project by Preston B. Nichols and Peter Moon for further reading on this most interesting subject.


Barbara Marciniak looks every bit the part of a one time history major and ex-real estate agent.  But her conventionality is belied by what she has been exploring and discovering in a most unconventional way.  She was an avid student of Jane Roberts' Seth Material and it shows.  One of her favorite phrases is that "you create your own reality," a classic Seth teaching.  She makes no bones about it.  She admits that all of her channeling is tinged with her beliefs and studies.  Yet she's managed to turn it into her own personal perspective that speaks of these times as spiritually chaotic and decayed.  We as collective humanity are festering in ambiguous times where paradoxes and mind shifting are increasing with a perplexing rapidity.


While the Sirians deliver their message with a Star Trek rigidity, the Pleiadians have a humorous Seinfeld approach, sort of laid back and whimsical.  But the message is every bit as mind bending as Sheldon's.  In the two months between their sessions, I've tried to distill their prophecies into some understandable synthesis.  The bottom line is that they are saying the same thing, with rare differences.  But the differences are significant.


For one thing, the Pleiadians are somewhat reticent about the Photon Belt.  They make no big deal about it.  It is something whose time has come.  Yes, this casting down of light has been increasing; and, yes, it will continue to increase and advance, whether from the cosmos or from our own mind.  It makes little if any difference.  It is happening and it will continue to happen.


"Ascension," as they recognize it, is not a beaming up into space ships.  "No one is going to save you," they assure us.  Ascension is simply the expansion of our own consciousness on a collective level.  They do, however, agree that our DNA is mutating and that it was indeed tampered with eons ago by our lizard ETs.  That this mutating is essential in order for us to withstand this onslaught of Light energy whether you call it the Photon Belt, the Second Coming of Christ or anything else you wish to call it.  They are not scornful of any other interpretation because they say all thought is valid and has its own reality in many more dimensions than our own.  That these dimensions overlap and that the more we grow in Light the more we will become aware of this.  They also agree that by the very nature of our mental and spiritual growth that we will advance into the 5th dimension.  It simply comes with the territory.


Though they claim to be from our future, they are also from "the ever expanding Now," as we all are, even our past lives.  To them everything is happening at once.  ALL TIME IS SIMULTANEOUS.  This would make it easy to say in hindsight, "It was no big thing."  But we are at the threshold of our birth pangs; we need midwives, so to speak.  And it is because of this that many messengers are here now for this very reason.


They by no means minimize the pain of this cosmic process but, like Archangel Michael, agree, "the battle has been fought and won on the spiritual plane."  It's only a matter of time before we realize it.


One of the interesting comments Barbara made was that she had not watched TV for 25 years, much less appearing on a TV talk shows.  Not that she couldn't, of course.  But what for?  She expressed great admiration for Carlos Castaneda for his reclusive behavior.  She is absolutely down on TV.  And it doesn't stop there.  She says that two years ago she purchased a computer and to this day it still sits in her garage, unpacked.  She couldn't bear the thought of bringing it into the house.  She is so dead set against this form of technology that she even unplugs TV sets in hotel rooms and covers them with a cloth.  It has something to do with the electrical emanations.  As far as she's concerned, they're nothing more than mental poison.


I am, like many of you, a TV junkie.  But Barbara feels that it is only and always has been an instrument of control.  Not just mass manipulation through subliminals but also by frequency transmissions that are deliberately built into the units.


Sound can elate, it can heal, it can maim, and it can destroy even if you don't consciously hear it.  She says TV is a form of diversion to make us robots and slaves even more than we ever have been.  As far as she's concerned, the O. J. Simpson fiasco was nothing less than a brutal sideshow to take the spotlight off Bill "Bubba" Clinton and his skeleton collection, which I understand is very extensive.  If this was the reason, it was a huge success for whatever forces were involved.


As far as she's concerned, TV makes you "fat and sick and misinformed."  She doesn't have a whole lot of praise for the Internet either.  If it isn't common knowledge, it should be: the Internet was a spy organization's project and is a mirror of our own consciousness expanding.  She says she'd rather "download" on spiritual information.


And her information is eye opening, echoing the Sirians and other established prophets to a great extent.


From her viewpoint, we are mutating because of the planet Pluto's influence.  Pluto is the planet of mystery, ruling the occult.  At the Pleiadians' request, she took up astrology to better understand the changing times we're in.  Energy is energy, be it from a super nova or a flea.  It makes no difference.  But larger and more charged bodies of energy exert more force and should be reckoned with because they give indications of things to come, sometimes very unpleasant things, only to transform into the unexpected.


On January 13, 1996 the planet Uranus moves into Aquarius and "things will happen."  This statement flashed me back to the '60's.  Thirty years ago we were all hearing "this is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius," and now Barbara was telling us that was going to come to completion, bringing us into a "big electrical storm" of energy on a worldwide scale.  The Piscean Age was about to bite the dust.


She says the time lines are widening and that time itself is accelerating; things of unimaginable horror will occur  The Pleiadians are saying that we are living in "confusing, conflicting and complicated times."  Who would disagree with that?  But then again, that's common knowledge for anyone over ten years old.  Their prescription for defending yourself is to shield your aura with love in order to fight (not Ebola or AIDS) but self-hatred, the worst disease known to mankind.  In fact, they state, it is the ONLY dis-ease.


Our system, our civilization is crumbling.  Eventually the stock market will dip to below 100, she says.  Major wars are inevitable, both at home and around the globe.  She predicts water shortages for March of April of '96.  She also thinks the "health crisis" is "bull" and does not have health insurance.  It is a waste of money and, besides, she does not plan on getting sick; it is not in the cards for the reality she's created for herself.


At the Millennium, we will experience a great surge in psychic abilities, especially among children.  Someone in the audience liked this to the movie Powder.


In the years 2012-2013, as decreed by the Mayan calendar, there will be an anchoring of many dimensions.  "This will reveal the mystery behind existence, and will be as if Earth suddenly blossoms overnight, even after some portions are seemingly destroyed."


In Bringers of the Dawn, the Pleiadians state, "When Earth does its shifting, not everyone will experience the same thing.  Those who need to experience destruction will experience an Earth shift or rotation with destruction because they will not fit with the new frequency.  Those who are prepared to hold a higher vibration will experience a frequency shift.  So for one person there may be the end of their life as they know it and dire destruction, while for another there will be a state of ecstasy.  All potentials exist.  Remember, you live in a symbolic world that is the result of your thoughts.  The outside world represents to you what is going on internally with you.  So if the world is falling apart, what does that represent?  It represents the falling apart or collapsing of what is inside in order to create the rise of a new system and a new energy."


They further state, "You think you are flesh and bone when in actuality you are a combination of intelligent electromagnetic signals."


As you can see, we have a lot to look forward to.


Regarding our reptilian benefactors, the Pleiadians claim (as many others have, including Sheldon Nidle) that they know their time is coming to an end and their last ditch efforts are, in part, one reason for escalating world turmoil.  These malevolent ET's allegedly feed off our collective emotions.  Fear and hatred being right at the top of their menu.  I can just see them salivating and smacking their lips in Bosnia, drooling in the atmosphere of crowded penitentiaries where fear and paranoia can be cut with a butter knife.  I can see them banqueting on the streets of major cities where drive byes and mayhem are always simmering.  Five billion plus souls is a lot of food for thought.


Yet, despite all this, Barbara says, "We are equal to anything 'out there'."  Be it in space or secret underground bases.


In closing, she says, "Love yourself, have fun.  Better days are coming."


In the parking lot was a bumper sticker on a car just ahead of me.  It read, The Big Bang Theory: God spoke and---BANG!---it happened.



This article was written in 1995.  The Photon Belt did not come as Sheldon Nidle predicted.  In all fairness to both Sheldon and Barbara Marciniak, who both have continued to pass on their messages to willing listeners and readers, they have websites that some people might care to look at.  I found them by typing their names into search engines.

UPDATE: June 11, 2007
At last something new about the Photon Belt.  Not surprising.  All this New Age talk about "ascension" and "transformation" and the prophetic year of 2012 around the corner is bringing more and more chatter linked to the article above.  But this is the first time I've come across an item that specifically mentions the Belt and where it's located.  According to the article below, we're right on course:
Recoding Our DNA
by Mary Mageau
Our entire solar system and the Milky Way Galaxy, has now entered a highly charged portion of space. We are immersed within the Photon Belt (Menasic Radiation), a period of intense light we first entered in the late 1990s and in which we will remain for a 2,000 year period. During this remarkable time the energies from the Photon Belt are triggering a complete reordering of life as we know it. This occurs because photon light energy has the capacity to lift all of life into a higher frequency dimension as it carries the seeds for the enlightenment of all. The atomic structures within the cells of our bodies are slowly re-tuning themselves to match these rising frequencies. We are shifting from a third dimensional carbon based body (from one that matches the atomic frequency and spin of carbon) to a fifth or higher dimensional crystalline body or light body (to one that matches the atomic frequency and spin of crystal). So too the bodies of animals, plant life and all upon and within the earth are making this transition, as is our entire galaxy.
As the process of rebuilding our light bodies continues we will slowly begin to notice the effects of becoming fully conscious or multi-dimensional. This state will come about when our 12 strands of DNA have finally been re-fused, reconnected and activated. We will then experience life within the consciousness of multi- dimensionality. In this level of consciousness we could live in the third dimension while retaining our connection and relationships with beings in the higher realms. We will no longer be cut off from other dimensions as we presently are and we will operate from a state of heart centred compassion, (Christ consciousness). This will happen regardless of which dimension we find ourselves inhabiting. Eventually we will learn how to live successfully in a galactic society and ultimately in a universal society. At the present time most humans have two active strands of DNA, represented by an intertwined double helix. Some persons have developed and integrated three or more strands and a large number of new babies presently being born (the indigo and crystal children) have many strands of active DNA. A simple blood test can verify this fact.
Each of the 12 DNA strands represents one of the twelve aspects of multi-dimensional consciousness. Three DNA strands represent and govern the physical body, another three are concerned with the emotional body, another three with the mental body and the remaining three with the spiritual body. All these aspects are represented in our bodies as new neural pathways to the brain. They are connected and nourished through the endocrine system of ductless glands. These glands work in tandem with the energy vortexes within our bodies known as the chakra system. When all neural pathways are working freely with our chakra system they will provide the conduit to the higher realms, resulting in our experience of multi-dimensional consciousness.
The Chakra System
We live in a universe propelled by the laws of electricity and magnetism and all third dimensional life forms within it reflect this. Our stars and planets (geo-magnetic life forms) all have a north pole and a south pole with magnetic lines of force flowing between them. Our human bodies (bio-magnetic life forms) also conform to this bi-polar magnetic field, with the top of our head reflecting our north pole and the soles of our feet, our south pole. In a third dimensional representation, these lines of force moving between our head and feet completely encompass the body within an etheric structure known as a tube torus. Imagine this donut shaped energetic field extending fully around your body.  It is called your aura. Have you noticed that when meeting another person for the first time you may be instinctively drawn to them? This could be evidence that both of your auras are vibrating in sympathetic resonance. The same would be true when the presence of another feels uncomfortable. Perhaps the electro-magnetic energies in your auras are repelling each other. At the center of each bi-polar magnetic field is a magnetic core running from north to south. In the case of a simple bar magnet it is a magnetized piece of metal. In the case of the bio-magnetic human body it is a channel, only observable in subtle matter, called the pranic tube. Within this core the life force is carried to sustain each individual creation during its existence.
Every spiritual tradition identifies and acknowledges the life force, that great field of potential that gives rise to and then sustains each and all in existence from moment to moment. In Chinese spiritual teachings the life force is called qi or chi, (Tai Chi, increasing the life force) while the Japanese and Koreans call it ki, (Reiki, healing with the life force). In the Indian and Tibetan traditions it is identified as prana.  The Christian tradition names the life force, sanctifying grace or grace. Practitioners of new age spirituality refer to this field as the light or the white light, and to the physicist, it's known as the sub-atomic or quantum field. At this time the life force is also being intensified and expanded by the Photon Belt. As you move among numbers of people going about their business in any large city, you can notice and identify many of those who are suffering from a diminished access to the life force. It shows in their state of health, their sense of openness and self confidence and even the way they relate to others and carry themselves. We must all access the life force fully and completely to maximize its benefits to our daily existence. Our chakra system is the vehicle that has been beautifully designed to fulfill this function.
Chakra, is a Sanskrit word that translates as "a spinning disc" or "a wheel."   It is one of many human names for what is perceived to be a bio-physical connection to our soul or spirit. These energy connections or chakras exist in that the soul or spirit is immersed in the physical body and mingles throughout. At present we each have seven of these energy connections that are woven into our body's meridian centers with some lying along the spine. These centers are similar in function to the junction box found in the electrical system of a home or office. Our physical body is also controlled through a vastly complicated neuro-electrical circuitry, with a number of special locations where these circuits converge. Each of these locations is monitored through a special mini neuro-computer connected through the central nervous system to the brain. It is these specific locations that are called chakras and each fulfills several functions. As well there are certain endocrine glands associated with the functioning of each chakra. And since the vibratory field of light also activates color and tone, each of the chakra centers produces its own specific color and sound.
RED, (endocrine gland: the adrenals) the root chakra, links us to the physical world and serves as the foundation to build and evolve our personality. This is the chakra of acceptance, allowing us to feel grounded, stable and secure.  When it functions fully we feel present in the here and now and connected to the physical body.
ORANGE, (the gonads: ovaries/testes) the pro-creative or sacral chakra is the center for sexual energy and creativity, balancing the free giving and receiving of feelings and emotions in all your relationships.
YELLOW, (spleen) the solar plexus chakra is where our honor, integrity and power originates. It is the essence of who you are. When it is open we are in control and hold sufficient self esteem.
GREEN (thymus) the heart chakra is the center of the system. Known also as the great transformer it generates the ability to love freely without fear or self consciousness. When it functions fully one is compassionate, friendly and able to work harmoniously within all relationships.
LIGHT BLUE (thyroid) the throat chakra is where feelings and emotions are transformed into expressions. This chakra centre helps you find the balance between silence and speech and assists you to say what you honestly feel. When it is open there are no problems with expressing yourself verbally or artistically.
INDIGO (pineal) the "Third eye" between the eyebrows above the nose, connects you to your spiritual being and invites intuition and awareness into your daily life. This center allows us to experience our sixth sense of intuitive knowing and to fantasize.
VIOLET (pituitary) the crown chakra connects you to your total being with the awareness that you, the universe and the Great Creator are all one. When it functions freely we are unprejudiced and aware of the world, ourselves and other dimensions.
The DNA Strands and Endocrine Glands
Each of the following twelve DNA strands represents one of the twelve aspects of multi- dimensional consciousness.
Strand 1:  Courage to move ahead and integrate our fears
Strand 2:  Ability to focus on something and follow it to completion
Strand 3:  Maintaining gender balance between male /female power
Strand 4:  Balance between our energy field and the physical body
Strand 5:  Living peacefully in a state of acceptance
Strand 6:  Strength to stand in one's truth regardless of the outcome
Strand 7:  Ability to accept both our dark and light sides
Strand 8:  Ability to hold personal boundaries regardless of outcomes
Strand 9:  Ability to accept and live within a diverse community
Strand 10: Ability to tune into and listen to one's soul or higher self
Strand 11: Power to envision, create and manifest these visions in 3D
Strand 12: Ability to be accepting, kind and appreciate the value in all things
The Endocrine Glands
Hypothalamus - I translate what I believe
Pineal - I see or envision what I receive
Pituitary - I hear what I receive
Thyroid - I speak what I receive
Thymus - I clear and transmute what I receive
Heart - I feel what I receive
Gonads -   I create and manifest what I receive
Adrenals - I hold true to what I receive
(to access more detailed information visit
www.NibiruanCouncil.com )
And so in the recoding process each strand must be individually reconnected to each gland and then activated. When each strand is also refused with one of the twelve crown chakra crystals and then energized, the circuit is complete. The DNA upgrade needed to sustain full consciousness and communication with the higher realms will begin to function. These aspects are represented in physicality as new neural pathways to the brain and when the connection is completed our multi-dimensional consciousness will be fully felt and accessed. The light from the Photon Belt entering through our pituitary and pineal glands is primarily driving this recoding process. Also we are being reconnected very slowly otherwise our physical bodies and our nervous systems could 'burn out' and we would not survive intact. We can actively co-operate in this process by trying to reach some understanding about what is happening to us. Our ability to interact with and absorb the new frequencies of light into our physical bodies, will determine how we progress in this next step of our physical and spiritual evolution. And by carefully observing our belief systems and our actions, while using emotion and will as the fuel to advance spiritually, we will change and clear many undesirable old thought forms and patterns that no longer serve us.
Be wary of those who offer techniques to hasten or unduly advance your DNA recoding - particularly if these carry a large price tag. Many higher beings, angelic guides and masters are actively involved with us at this time. They are assisting each of us in this recoding process to 'stay over our feet' and not try to rush ahead. It is occurring in exactly the right time frame regardless of how we might try to interfere. This scenario is immense and includes our entire Milky Way Galaxy. It is happening in response to the Divine Plan for our universe, initiated by the Creator of All That Is. So relax and go with the flow, allowing all of it to manifest in its own good time. Enjoy the ride. The final results will be awesome and will usher all of us into a multi-dimensional experience of living with compassion in Heaven on Earth.
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