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The Matakin Sky Spirits and the Spindle of Heaven

harmony_of_spheresMay 8, 2015

I’m sitting in the Powhatan Motel in Pocahontas, Illinois (really) feeling through the impulse to begin recording some of the information regarding this spot that I have been receiving over the past few years. To cut to the chase, I need to start fleshing out a picture of a class of beings who have introduced themselves to me as the Matakin. The Matakin are devas of the sky sphere, the atmosphere—the sphere of Atmos, Atman. And the primary element in the message they send through me is the existence of what they call the Spindle of Heaven.

I should begin with the feeling of the place and the utter ecstasy that it instills in me. I first noticed this effect about two years ago as my wife Anna and I were driving my daughter Tori back to her mother’s house in Kansas from our house in Ohio. For almost twenty years now I have driven this route along I-70 between these two states, and each time I drive through the Pocahontas area I am struck by the utter beauty of this glacial plane, of this amazing—stunning—plane of flat earth. And as I swoop into the perceived flatness of the earth’s sphere, my attention is lifted up into the atmosphere. The sky is so immense, so palpable, so inviting—and now, I realize, so alive. Alive with Sky Spirits.

And so these Sky Spirits began speaking to me—or through me—a little over a year ago, much of which I have recorded in voice memos but have yet to transcribe into written text. The element of their message that they wish for me to pass on at this moment is that of what they call the Spindle of Heaven.

Ptolemaicsystem-smallThe Spindle of Heaven is an energetic formation at least a mile high. (I do not yet know its precise dimensions, if such spatial parameters are even appropriate for trying to account for its magnificence.) The Spindle is a vortex that rises straight up from the earth into the heavens at a point roughly five miles due north of the village of Pocahontas at exit 36 on I-70. While its primary structure is what one would expect of a vortex, a kind of tornado-like funnel of energy, it also contains winding arms or ropes of energy that spin on a downward angle along its axis. These energetic arms are like tentacles that contain pods of some sort that serve as elevator cars, in a sense, for various beings that ride up and down the spindle as they arrive to this point on the globe from origins in space and beyond this spatial universe. (I do not know why such beings would need such pod-like conveyances. I have a sense that they serve as decompression chambers—or perhaps compression chambers would be more appropriate—as these various extra-planetary beings arrive to this planet.) The actual spot where the Spindle rises up from or drops down to the earth is remarkably calm energetically, much like the eye of a hurricane.

Key to its function is its continental location: Pocahontas, Illinois is roughly at the center point of the North American continent between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico on the North-South axis and between the Atlantic ocean and the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains on the East-West axis. In terms of terrain, it is located at the point where the glaciated plains of the Midwestern region meet the foothills of the Ozarks and the hills of the Ohio Valley. In terms of tectonic structure, the Spindle is on the primary rim of the New Madrid Fault system. In terms of water systems, it is very close to the junctions of the Ohio and Missouri Rivers as they conjoin the Mississippi River. And in terms of subterranean structures, it sits at the eastern edge of a massive network of underground caverns, tunnels (physical and etheric), and subterranean waterways that spread underneath Missouri and Arkansas out into Kansas and Oklahoma.

It is not coincidental that the Cahokia Mounds just to the east of St. Louis are located only thirty miles southwest of the Spindle, for that mound complex served for millennia as a ceremonial reception center for terrestrial and extra-terrestrial conventions, so to speak.

powhatanI am told that the Spindle was and perhaps still is known to various indigenous peoples of this entire continental range, but I have not yet been told which tribes specifically have had interactions with and still might have knowledge of the Spindle. I do know that human interaction with it has taken place far into the past beyond the presumed origins of the current peoples of this region.

In fact, one reason I am being asked to present this information at this moment is to begin the process of reaching out to those who might have knowledge of and experience with the Spindle. The time has arrived for a reconvening of the various peoples and entities that are involved in the recalibration of the Spindle for what will be momentous times in the near future.

There is more information to come.

Cheyshey yakima hakame cheyshey. Sha sha sha.


Cahokia and the Stairway to Heaven

December 9, 2014

Here I am recording the experience I just had at Cahokia Mounds. This is Tuesday at 1:27 in the afternoon Central Time. And I just spent about the last half hour at the mounds on my way back to Ohio after a weekend in Kansas with Tori.

As usual, I went straight from the parking lot to what is referred to as the burnt pillars of the former stockade section—I’m not quite sure that’s exactly what it was. But I am often drawn to begin there my mound experience there, as Anna and I were when we first visited this complex almost three years ago now. As it turns out, Tuesdays are days when the park is closed. But luckily you can still be on the grounds. You just can’t go in the museum building, which is fine with me, having been here so many times now.

The Male Energy Twin Mound

The Male Energy Twin Mound

Next I went to the Twin Mounds across from the stockade. I began tuning into the energy of the first Twin Mound (Mound 60 or Fox Mound), the one to the east, which is the male energy mound, the flat-top mound opposite the rounded conical mound, which is the female energy. As I now see it, I was drawn to this mound to establish that male energy connection as a part of my path in this particular world. I then walked over to and stood at the vortex point (where the energies of the two mounds intersect in a vesica piscis) and went into Etheric vision, with the Mists of Avalon rising all around me as so often happens when I go into the Etheric mode.

As I was doing so, feeling the energy, letting the energy be channeled through me, I began to see various entities, lots of entities all over the grounds—I was facing south—with some very close to me, within ten or fifteen feet, others fifty feet, a hundred feet, some a few hundred feet away. They formed a wide series of concentric rings of beings who took this opportunity to encircle me as I engaged in this particular moment.

Cahokia Birdman tablet_HRoe_2012At this point I was then called down to Mound 72, which I haven’t visited again in quite some time after having some very powerful visions there. I then realized that I had been urged to go to the Twin Mounds in order to ground myself in that energy, the male energy that I am identified with in this lifetime, the fusion of those in the vortex, in the vesica—and with the power of those energies I was then able to go down and once more confront the Birdman of Cahokia, the sacrificial priest of Mound 72 who had been buried there with several young females. As I went down there I felt that this was definitely what I was called here to do.

I was called to read the explanatory sign once again, which I originally was going to ignore, having read it so many times before. But this time I noticed a little paragraph towards the bottom that talked about the alignment of the mound.

IMG_2464The particular angle of the mound is set perfectly for sunrise during the Winter Solstice and sunset during the Summer Solstice. So I walked to the southeastern corner of the mound and climbed up onto that southeastern point and stood facing the southeast, the direction of the Winter Solstice sunrise. Especially given that I’m called on again to carry out the Winter Solstice sunrise ceremony for the People from Below in this moment of Emergence into the Fifth World, I could tell that this was a very important point for me.

mistsAs I was standing on the mound I then became very enraptured by the energies of the place and felt myself expand throughout that energetic field. Again the mist rose, a very thick mist this time, exactly as in the movie The Mists of Avalon. They were so dense that I could not really see through all of the mist to the woods before me. The woods, by the way, are filled with fairies—this is a very powerful fairy spot, and has been for much longer than humans have been on this planet. They have been very important in some of the stages of development of various cultures at Cahokia in the past.

As I was facing the Winter Solstice point and just going into the Etheric vision, again I could see many, many beings standing before me and could feel them in a ring around me and throughout the woods.

The birds, by the way—the starlings, I believe they were, or swallows, who fly in these murmuration patterns—had been swooping all around, and I realized that they were actually the ones who had drawn my attention to Mound 72 when I was at the Twin Mounds. They flew around me and then landed in the trees in front of me, staying in front of me like witnesses or supporters the entire time I was down at Mound 72. They were chattering away, singing and chirping while I was engaged in this particular ceremony.

I could see all of the fairies and various other beings. And as I was looking at the beings, allowing myself to see more clearly what these various entities might look like, suddenly a funnel of spiral energy opened up from the base of the mound where I was standing on perhaps a 30º angle from the incline of the earth, an angle that would probably match up with a particular moment of the sunrise on the Winter Solstice.

stairway-to-heaven-mountain-dreamsBut the peculiar thing about the spiral was that while I could see the energies rotating in a spiral pattern, I also very clearly saw this turn into a stairway. I could see the steps reaching off into the heavens, which was peculiar for me. I’ve never seen anything quite like that before. And as I was looking at the stairway I then could see beings, probably hundreds or more, entities, energetic beings just walking up and down the stairway that was connecting the mound to the heavens in a dramatic way.

And at that point I was reminded of the Emergence and the Solstice and also that in Pueblo tradition the Kachinas come and go on the Solstices. I realized that this was a universal vision for the Winter Solstice, what the Hopi refer to as the Soyal Ceremony. I could see various beings coming down from the heavens on the stairway to the Earth. And I could then see them walk right through me as they passed along the ridge of Mound 72 and then walk up another stairway to heaven towards the northeast from that opposite corner of the mound (the coordinate point marked by the San Francisco Peaks in Arizona), now re-ascending for the Summer Solstice.

hopi_dance1921After seeing the Kachinas and other beings ascend back into the heavens, I knew my ceremony was over, that my vision had come to its conclusion, and that it was time to give my thanks to the spirits of Cahokia for allowing me one more chance to see into the magical dynamics of its past and to prepare for my greeting ceremony for the People from Below on the coming Winter Solstice.

Kachina Message to Humanity #2

Free Yourself By Embracing Your Shadow

September 1, 2014

People, welcome. We are the Kachinas.

It is good that you have with consciousness and faith and integrity moved forward with the project of Planetary development. Do not blame yourself over matters such as “lost” or “wasted” time, for that is not of importance here. What is important is the path that you take, the path you follow, and the clarity that you attain in this project.

green spiralYou are letting go of karmic encumbrances that have been keeping you stalled. But do not imagine that such stalling is simply a waste of time. This stalling has been in many ways beneficial in the sense that it has allowed and indeed forced you to become aware of these karmic blockages, these karmic possibilities, and to use them as the karmic possibilities that they are to spur you to further growth, to spur you to further development along your path. And you have had to do this in order to achieve clarity and the vibratory status that will make you best capable of carrying out this purpose.

When you achieve that vibratory state, which all of these various forces who have contacted you have emphasized and have worked with you on, when you achieve the vibratory state necessary for making clear, consistent, and conscientious contact with other beings, you are capable of aligning yourself with their vibratory rate because yours is clearer, yours is purer and more consistent with your Higher Self, your Higher Being, your Higher Path.

So rest assured that you are and have been on the right path; that you have been clearing the obstacles that have kept you from being able to do the work that you are able to do at this moment. You have the qualities, of course, to make this possible in the abstract, in utero, so to speak, that you are ready to give birth to your new self who is ready to let go of the karmic encumbrances that have held you back so long. Happy Birthday, then, in that sense, Humanity!

And let’s continue.

Message to Humanity #2

As we suggested in the previous Message to Humanity [#1], one of the necessities for stepping out on this path and for carrying out the goals and the purposes for the Planetary achievement is the cleansing and the clearing of karmic factors that inhibit your utmost possibility—the vibratory state and condition necessary for optimal connection to other beings, when the Human Being remains bound up in vibratory frequencies that are frustrated by karmic inheritances—fears, anger, ego, and the like.

autumn_vibrationAt those times the Human Being is far less capable of achieving the clarity of vibration necessary for the communications that he or she is capable of. So it is our suggestion, as we suggested in the previous message, that you find those qualities within yourself that resonate with the ground of your being, that resonate with what makes you feel optimally vibrant and joyful and clear and functional. For as you allow those elements, those activities, those thought processes to work within your total system and your total being, your total personality, you are then clearing the way for the development of the vibratory personality that can best do the work that you are now seeking to do.

You have come to this planet for exactly this purpose. Those of you hearing or reading these words at this moment have come to this planet for this reason. And as is common with the Human Being, you have come with a lot of work to do on yourself in order to make you better capable of carrying out this project.

Some of you will turn to meditational practices of various kinds that will allow you to train your consciousness, your field of attention, your clarity of thought and in the process will stimulate the development and clarification of your chakra system and the various energetic points—the nadis, and other etheric, astral, and mental energy points connected to your chakra system, and through this engagement in energizing, you bring your various bodies into a more productive and harmonious alignment with one another so that ultimately the physical body, the etheric body, the astral body, the mental body, and ultimately the causal body work in concert, in unity of purpose, and in unity of vibration.

All in existence registers a particular vibratory pattern, a particular sounding tone, a particular graphic quality that identifies and individualizes it and makes it distinct from all other patterns of energy. Each personality of each human being works in the same way and gives off particular tonal resonance that other entities recognize and are either drawn to or repelled by.

It is not your goal to seek the unification of all entities at this point in the development of the cosmos, but the harmonious arrangement of intention and activity with those entities who are best qualified to work with you as you go forward in this project of helping the Planetary Being attain its highest state. So each individual has particular work to do, individual work to do to make a space for them as the unique register of forces that they are.

As individuals move forward on this path, as they achieve the clarity they are seeking, as they begin to recognize the qualities of other human beings, of other entities of all sorts, and realize with whom they may harmonize and those with whom they might not, they are better able to ground themselves in the qualities of their very being that make them most capable of benefitting the planetary design.

Frequently you will find yourself frustrated on the path. You will find that a particular activity that seemed so simple to you on the previous day is now so difficult. This is because each day brings a new arrangement of forces of energies, of planetary arrangements and alignments, of configurations of beings and entities who come, who go, who make choices, change their minds, and as you experience this just as you do with other human beings, as you experience this with the host of entities you are contacting and are contacted by, you will realize that on some days things seem to go quite well while on others they appear to go less well.

What we ask of you at this point is that you neither judge yourselves nor judge others on the days that things seem to go less well, but to recognize that those are days that best call you on your own resources to develop an understanding of how it is that you respond to various impulses, trajectories, triggers, and so on. And as you become more familiar in recognizing the vibratory signatures of those particular combinations of powers and how they impact your energy body, your mental structure, your own vibration, you can better develop strategies for more appropriately dealing with those complexes as they arise. You can develop mnemonic devices of a sort, of an energetic and bodily sort wherein, for instance, you say, “Oh, that particular uncomfortable feeling in the solar plexus—I remember that that occurs when I am confronted with a particular past-life set of energies and dispositions that are no longer serving yet which still hold sway in my total soul complex and have an impact on my personality.”

These fear complexes, these resistances, these moments of doubt, of anguish, of shame, of pain are moments of Shadow Work—moments where you have the opportunity to recognize what it is that you carry with you in the shadows of your being that still have an impact on how you resonate as an individual being. And when you become conscious of these, you can address them. You can embrace them as what has brought you to the place where you are at now and as energies that are bound in certain patterns that can be recognized, appreciated, and released. This is the goal of Shadow Work: to recognize, appreciate, and release the energies that keep you bound to ancient primal patterns that no longer serve your best interests as you go forward now.

knotsFor each of these knots, so to speak, of energy contains a vast store of energetic resources that you can turn to benefit your being, to benefit your plan, to benefit your purpose and your path—so embrace the fears, recognize their sources, acknowledge that there is no longer reason to fear, and let those energies be directed towards a more conscious and directed purpose. In the end you will find that you have a vocabulary, so to speak, of physical experiences, of energetic knots in your body that are calling on you to recognize certain energetic complexes and resistances, and you can develop a variety of ways of coping with, of opening up and embracing and releasing these energies so that you can learn who you are in your deepest self and allow all of those aspects of yourself to work themselves out to their fullest.

The fears are there for a reason. There are things to fear! And fear is a survival mechanism. But it is the karmic fears that keep you bound to habitual patterns that no longer help you, no longer serve to protect you, that can be turned around to a more productive pattern of consciousness and direction.

We will have much more to say about this Shadow Work, but in closing let us reiterate that if you ground yourselves in the very nature of your being, those resonances that are natural to you and that lead you to joy and excitation, happiness, and fulfillment, they will give you the energy to deal with those knots of resistances that are bound in your body and help you to balance them out. This is not a message of hedonism and simple gratification of the physical body. This is a recipe for expansion. This is a recipe for fulfillment. This is a recognition of the self-liberating potential of the human body to speak to your consciousness and to allow you to recognize how these various knots, karmic variations, keep you frozen in place.

It is your time to be free. It is your time to grow. It is your time to let that inner vibration reach its natural song and allow you to harmonize with the Song of Creation.

Go forward in peace. Go forward in happiness. Go forward in the release of energy that you make possible for yourselves in accepting who it is you really are.

[This message was channeled by Gabriel Hartley in Athens, Ohio on September 1, 2014.]

The Matakin Wind Spirits of Illinois

May 26, 2014

[Transcript of Channeled Message]

This is the voice of the Sky Spirits here in Illinois, near Pocahontas on I-70. The sky spirits here are the Matakin, which reminds me of the Matachines of New Mexico, but that’s something different. So the spirits of the sky, these swirling vortex spirits, these whirlpools of consciousness that sweep through the atmosphere here, [1:00] are so powerful, so amazing! I’m feeling their presence, and they’re actually speaking to me.

[Long pause.]

They are speaking, but without words, so it’s a more difficult channel. It’s an energetic channel. They are swirling, swirling through my energy body as I drive through here. My intention was to channel the energies as they are transformed into words, which is what normally happens. Yet [2:00] this is a much more energetic swirl I feel through my limbs, through my chest, and my head—these energetic whirlpools—but it’s such a conscious, living energy. I’m being embraced and penetrated by these massive swirling, beautiful beings. And again they are drawing my attention to the Heart Chakra and the role that the Heart Chakra plays in the human energy system as a kind of conduit, a portal, a vortex of its own with the various energies that the human has at its disposal are woven together and disseminated. [3:00]

This is one area where James Cameron had it right in Avatar with the tsaheylu notion, the bonding. This is a kind of bonding. The difference is that he had to fall back necessarily, in terms of the audience and the filmic medium, on some kind of visual connection, and so the various “ponytails” of the humanoids connect with the fiber, the sort of fiber optics, of all the other entities on the planet—the Tree of Souls, the various animals that they [4:00] ride, and so on—whereas it’s the Heart Chakra itself on an energetic fusion level, an energetic bonding that opens up in this way. And I can feel—phew! oh!—I can feel the Matakin as they sweep through my energy body. It’s a sweeping; it’s a rushing; it’s like being in the shower, but it’s penetrating my chest, through my arms. It’s a big swirling swoop, and it’s . . . well, I’m ecstatic! It’s so amazing! So amazing, this [5:00] kind of union, this kind of communion with the beings.

And I guess what I’m supposed to record at the moment is this particular experience, because one of the things I think I get stuck in—and this might be just a human peculiarity—is that when I communicate, when I channel, I get stuck in a verbal mode and expect that the beings will be speaking through me, giving me verbal information, intellectual information, and one of the things that we need to be much more conscious of is our energetic communication. How do we open up and respond and project [6:00] outward from ourselves, radiate this beautiful human energy that pours from our being, from our Heart Chakra in this way?—just an open source of energy and, this portal, this vortex portal at the center of our being with all this energy, this infinite scope of energy that I can see, I can see going through my heart into this infinite vortex and feel that energy spinning out from me, the energy of these Matakin as they swirl through my being.

And no wonder the Plains Indians, at least down here—the Prairie Indians might be more appropriate [7:00] for here in Illinois—they were ecstatic. I am being told that this was not the Illini—[in excited response to the spirit energy] phew!—and I am not sure that it was the peoples involved with Cahokia either. It was some other people that was out here in this glacial plain, and I can feel their presence, too, I can feel that ancestral presence in the land as they—it’s sort of a universal human response that’s left its imprint in the landscape and in the atmosphere and its charged—well, in some senses that’s a categorical mistake because [8:00] I’m imposing a kind of linear time span on what is actually a kind of infinite now, an infinite present moment—it seems like there’s another word for that, but it’s now coming to me—and in this infinite present everything is present simultaneously. This simultaneity of all things and all times—the peoples, I see them dancing in circles in a kind of frenzy, what you would imagine going on in the Bacchanalian ceremonies occurring right here across this vast glacial plain.

As I’m heading toward [9:00] Vandalia driving east, sort of northeast, on I-70 . . . wow! . . . and the striking thing about this is that so few people would find this landscape remarkable other in its utter flatness. And to them that would be a negative quality. If the land isn’t undulating into some hilly terrain then there must be something wrong. The human spirit seems to call for bodies of water and mountains and hills, and these open glaciated plains stand to be neglected. These are open, [10:00] sort of like a drumskin. It’s as if the earth is a drumskin or some other sort of plate. I would say bowl, but it’s not a bowl. It’s flatness is exactly what is part of the experience here. It’s a plate; it’s a skin; it’s a membrance. It’s sort of like a . . . yeah, a membrane. The surface of the Earth is this energetic membrane that responds to the various frequencies of vibrations, and as we humans engage with the energies of the sky, the atmospheric angels, the Matakin, let them swirl through our being.

All of this is being recorded, impressed, vibrating [11:00] through this membrane of the Earth’s surface and is being sensed below as well. So this is an Above-and-Below exchange, as is everything. And part of the key to coming to the awareness that is necessary for this particular moment is to recognize the relationship between what is going on in the atmosphere and in the heavens beyond, and what is going on on the surface, and what is going on below the surface: As Above, So Below. This is not simply some analogy or metaphor or some kind of magical homology; this is a literal relationship. As things are ignited [12:00] above, they draw into their circuit the energies of the surface and the energies below the surface. The surface is this membrane that records the energies above and below. They are impressed upon this holograph—recordings like pictographs, photographs. “Photograph” is a perfect analogy because the image of three-dimensional space laid out on the paper of the photograph, on the screen [13:00] of the computer, is also what happens with the surface of the planet. It is like some sort of vellum, like some sort of textured paper that is a recording medium. It’s like the Wunderblock, like Freud’s mystic writing pad, like the child’s toy—the cellophane over the wax. You draw the image and then lift the cellophane and it disappears. But in the wax below there is still the imprint. There’s imprint upon imprint upon imprint in this palimpsestic overlay so that all particular times and all messages are there on top of [14:00] one another in this two-dimensional plane, this holograph that records all of existence.

And that opens up infinitely upward and infinitely downward from that two-dimensional plane of the surface of the planet so that, for instance, in the Medicine Wheel the wheel is drawn is drawn on the surface of the planet. We have our horizontal relationships of East, South, West, North, but the wheel, the circle comes into fullness for the human experience when we then look upward and when we look downward from the center point. And at that center in an infinite set of radii [15:00] the human extends outward into a sphere of experience. It is no longer a circle but a sphere. And that sphere itself is a vortex; it’s a swirl of massive energy that condenses through the conduit of the human heart, the chakra. And this chakra is the point through which All That Is passes.

It’s as if you turn a glove inside out and you not only turn the glove inside out but the entire three-dimensional universe in which the glove is existing, that is pulled inside [16:00] out and through as well. You can take all of existence because it adheres to the surface of the glove and inheres in the nature of the glove. And that’s what the human heart does—the human chakra, the Heart Chakra, at the center of our being, the core of who we are, our energetic conduit. Ahkama hey shaymi heyla ko ana hey shakayahka. Ohno hokoma he shayni ey nah. And these Matakin—wow, there’s a great blue heron! My nature experience this morning was phenomenal. There’s another great blue heron!

All of existence passing through this chakra, and is the consciousness of this, [17:00] the energetic consciousness that allows us to become one with All That Is. And in that condition of being One with All That Is, it is not simply some kind of remedy for loneliness or alienation. This particular experience is what we are and what we are here for. Because all comes into being and passes through us, and we pass through our own Heart Chakras in this sense. We are the portals. We are the moving human portable portals. Yeshema heykama hayekeshe. And when we’re open to this experience, when we’re open to the energetic charges and flushes of our being as we radiate out from this point [18:00], we are divine, we are beautiful, we are the song of the universe. We sing forward! We sing beautifully, loudly in this harmonious relationship with All That Is. Ah! And this is what love is! This is what love is! The experience of the infinity of the One as it passes through our own Heart Center. Shahkama hayekeshe!

The Elves on Flexible Identity at Solstice Time

By Gabriel Hartley

December 16-17, 2013


This morning as Anna and I were doing the Kyy Breath pranayama sequence that the Kyy serpent spirits taught me last year in Finland, I got to the second stage of the instructions where I normally indicate that it’s time for the “Spiral Breath.” As occasionally happens, this morning I felt inspired to add more specific details and ended up saying, “Spiral Breath, focusing on the Celtic and Hopi Spirals.” As soon as I said this, a voice that by now I immediately recognize as that of the Elf representative working with us corrected me, saying, “It’s not simply the Celtic or Hopi Spiral. The Spiral symbol is universal and has been granted to cultures of all times and places!”


As soon as Callador, the Elf representative, said this, I immediately agreed. In fact, this is in line with the message I have been receiving since my initial communication with the Kachinas during our travels through Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, and Taos in August. At that time I was struck by the coincidence of the presence of the Spiral symbol etched in stone in Ireland and the U.S. Southwest. We had been engaging with the Spiral throughout Ireland in June and now were doing so again in the region that is now called Colorado and New Mexico, and I was getting the clear sense that this was not at all accidental but a true coincidence in the root sense of incidents happening in direct relation to one another, things that were co-incident.

The larger point beyond what the Spiral symbolizes was the fact that various human groups at different times and places have been receiving the exact same symbolic images. And it was clear that Anna and I were being drawn to the image itself for very similar reasons. As the Kachinas made clear in August, the Spiral represents, among other things, the circulation of the sacred winds, including the breath. The ceremonial kivas are intended to take advantage of and even to stage the expression of these sacred winds. And this symbolic relationship between the concept-experience of the sacred winds and the Spiral image is a universal expression that goes beyond the limits of any specific cultural symbolic system.

The Kachinas before and Callador now stressed this point that certain symbolic terms and features should not be strictly associated with a specific culture. No individual person or culture can claim ownership of a particular image. This fact is important not just in terms of universal transcultural access but also in terms of an expansive notion of identity. This expansive notion of identity is related to the idea of universal symbols in that we need to stop imagining that one particular thing is what it is because it has some stable and unique core identity based on specific attributes. In fact, all things are far more mobile and plastic than we normally assume—as Buddhists have been contending for centuries. Each thing is at any moment the result of a specific constellation of frequencies and energies. So our notion of identity should be much more mobile and flexible in order to take this range of constellations into account.

I should comment at this point that although I began these notes over twenty-four hours ago (it is now 10:03 am on Tuesday, December 17), I have found it extremely difficult to get through the process of recording my meditation experience from yesterday morning regarding the flexible nature of identity. I see this in itself as a sign of inner and outer resistances to this message and therefore a sign that the message itself is far more important than I let myself think initially. Soon after starting the recording process yesterday, Anna and I found ourselves going through extremely intense emotional states individually and as a couple. We would go through a beautiful, romantic period of an hour or two of kissing, gathering firewood, listening to beautiful music, all leading us into a heightened state of ecstasy. This ecstasy would then almost immediately be followed by an equally intense period of arguing and shouting about personal boundaries and individual competencies and varying ways that we each approach and process things. And then we’d fall into each other’s arms again, madly expressing our deep love.

So it does not seem at all coincidental—in the usual sense of this term—that one of the topics Anna and I found ourselves passionately arguing about turned out to have to do with this notion of flexible identity and definition itself! Over the past few weeks I have been getting bits and pieces of suggestions that it will be important for us to do something relating to the upcoming Winter Solstice here on the Portal property. So what we found ourselves arguing about in the midafternoon was exactly what this “something” we might do might in reality be. We found ourselves getting deep down into the recognition that each of us perceives and responds to the very same energies and entities and experiences in quite different ways. This means that the same energetic experience of the Elves, for example, would lead to one kind of expression within me and to a very different kind of expression within Anna. Yet we were responding to identical impulses while addressing these impulses in our own ways. After forty years of intense academic intellectual activity, I, for example, find it quite natural to respond to things primarily through ideas and concepts; Anna, on the other hand, after a couple decades of intense graphic design activity, responds to things much more imagistically. And we both respond to these same things energetically but find ourselves resorting to differing methods of expressing our experiences of these energies.

This in itself is a perfect example of the need to be conscious of the flexible range of frequencies and energies that we call “identity.” What exactly is this experience we each have together? What are the better ways of approaching it, making sense of it, expressing our understandings of it? And what we concluded through this very important process of renegotiating our communicational styles was that each of us is right, and that together we are even more right! In fact, it appears that one crucial reason we have been called together as a couple on this spiritual path is to find the appropriate blend of our individual natures and to produce a more powerful and effective third position that serves as the constellation of each our energetic fields. Our working hypothesis at this point, then, is that we have much more to offer others through our combined efforts than either of us would have on our own. This freighted alchemy offers a mixture of potentials that takes on a flexible compound identity of its own.

Now I will return to my initial response to the message of the Elves concerning the need to loosen up my sense of identity. One reason their message is especially important to me at this point in my development is that in the past six months I have been finding myself in conversation with beings who call themselves Kachinas. And these beings lead me through various meditations on elements that they refer to as kivas, sipapus, Ant People, Emergence, Blue Star Kachinas, and other things the terms of which call us to think of the Pueblo cultures of the U.S. Southwest. After having spent over a decade intensely involved with the political struggles for indigenous rights in this hemisphere, I have been trained to be especially sensitive to anything that smacks of cultural appropriation, especially the appropriation of religious images and rituals. So in response to this sensitivity, I have very deliberately tried to avoid the typical New Age tendency to resort to a variety of tribal images and practices as a way of expressing my own spiritual growth and understanding. This means, then, that I immediately get nervous when I find myself called on to write about my experiences with beings called Kachinas and Ant People, for the last thing I want to do is trespass upon the sacred rights of any people, tribal or other.


But what the Kachinas insist on in response to my reticence is that they themselves have come to me; they themselves have identified themselves as Kachinas; they themselves have drawn my attention to the Ant People before I ever heard of such entities in any literature about, for example, Hopi belief systems. And they insist that they are not calling on me to invade Hopi or Zuni or other Puebloan territory and claim it as my own. What they are calling on me to do is to listen to their messages and respond to their energies with an open mind and an open heart.

And this again brings up the issue of identity. Whatever the provenance of the term Kachina, can it be said that one specific human grouping has exclusive access to such spirits? The Kachinas tell me time and again that they have been forever available to peoples across the planet and that they go by various other names (such as Kahuna). Whatever the power of the names we are given to refer to them by, the identity of the entities stretches far beyond any one culture’s imagination and participates in a planetary and extra-planetary exchange of frequencies and informational structures and processes. For whatever reason, they have identified themselves to me by the name of Kachina while asking me to recognize that their identity is not in any way exhausted by such a term.

So here we are on the verge of the Winter Solstice—which, by the way, is the beginning of Kachina season in the Northern Hemisphere, the day on which the Kachinas come back to the northern peoples to assist them through the hard and beautiful days of winter. And so here we are, Anna and I, nearing the darkest evening of the year and considering what this means for us, what this calls on us to do, and how this calls on us to expand our verbal, conceptual, imagistic, and energetic repertoires as we open up and make more flexible our senses of the nature of identity—our own and that of everything else in creation.

The Triple Spiral of the Portals

October 4, 2013

I will attempt to reconstruct what I have learned in the past few days from my meditations on the hill above our house. There is a lot of information that remains fuzzy at the present moment, but a general structure of significance seems to be falling into place.

triple spiral

Triple Spiral

During much of August and September Anna and I were led to focus most of our attention here on the First Portal, which was revealed to involve a heavenly or celestial vortex. (For the sake of coherence, I will repeat some of the information I have relayed in previous accounts.) I had many direct and indirect encounters with the Archangel Gabriel here, as well as with Michael and other unidentified angelic powers. The general message seems to have been that we should continually anchor ourselves in this Angelic Force, not only for the gifts we would receive from such beings but perhaps even moreso because this would impel us to acknowledge and claim our own Angelic Nature. One aspect of this message is that humans are multidimensional, complex beings made up of many elements, including the Angelic. We are Terrestrial Angels.

The Second Portal was shown to involve the energies of an Earthly Vortex—that is, a vortex arising from subterranean sources. This portal is overseen by Water Fairies and represents a point of contact or entry into the subterranean water systems throughout the planet. I have been led through various meditations and exercises for connecting to and with these water forces. Given the fact that Fairies in general have a hard time dealing with the intensity of Human Energies, the Elves mediate between us and the Fairies in order to moderate the energy flow from us humans to the Fairies, just as the Elves mediate between Humans and Angels in order to lesson the intensity of Angelic Energies that Humans come into contact with.

The Third Portal, which I have barely been led to explore as yet, represents what I can only at this point call Alternative Realities. This seems to refer to dimensional planes that I cannot even imagine at the moment, planes that go beyond our usual spatial coordinates of Heaven (Causal), Earth (Physical), and the Underworld (Etheric). At the moment I can only imagine dimensional realms existing as alternative universes, realms of experience that we can slip into and out of, but not without preparation if we wish to avoid serious trauma.

Now to the realizations of the past three days: We were drawn to meditate on the hilltop in the meadow which we have mown and where we sit to enjoy the beauty of our surrounding landscape and the change of seasons. I was told ahead of time that this spot was not chosen randomly by us but has special energetic significance in relation to the rest of the property. After getting attuned through some Kundalini Yoga chants and our own Kyy Breath Centering Meditation, I was told to tap into the energies of the First Portal. As I was sitting facing north, this meant that the First Portal was off behind us to the left, or to the southwest of the hilltop. As I did so, I immediately felt the presence of Gabriel and was led through some connecting exercises to connect with my own Angelic Energies. This led to familiar and still amazing experiences as the energies flowed through my various bodies.

Next I was led to connect to the Fairies and Elves at the Second Portal, who took me through now familiar exercises in which I engaged with the forces of the entities themselves and then to the Water Elementals I again flowed through the subterranean water systems of the planet.

Then I was asked to open myself up to the energies of the Third Portal, which I hadn’t yet been invited to do. While the energies of the Angelic Portal tend to be very electric, as though currents of energy flow through me and extend my being into a larger energetic circuit, and the energies of the Second Portal feel, not surprisingly, more liquid and bubbling, the energies of the Third Portal felt much more substantial in the sense of solid and dense. Yet the feeling of these energies was very comforting and warming. If you could say that the First Portal energies give rise to a flying sensation and those of the Second Portal give rise to a swimming sensation, the Third Portal energies felt more like a warm, comfortable night in bed under wonderful blankets and on luscious pillows. I cannot think of any time I have experienced this particular quality of energy before.

The Triple Spiral

As amazing and welcome as this new Third Portal experience was, I had not yet experienced the greatest rush of flows yet to come. This happened when I suddenly began to notice that I could feel the energies of all three portals flowing through me (and me through them) simultaneously. I asked my Guide whether this were true, and the answer was that this was the most important experience for me to go through and ultimately to consider—the relationship between the Three Portals with us at the Center Point of perspective and signification. I was invited to bathe in this new combined flow, and as I did the image of the Celtic Triple Spiral suddenly appeared before my consciousness. I could at that moment see each portal simultaneously rotating in a counter-clockwise circle. What I mean by “simultaneous” is that even though each portal lay quite a distance from me in physical space and each in its own planetary location, I could literally see each portal spiral as if I were hovering over each simultaneously, seeing three different geo-spatial coordinates at once as they lay stacked on top of one another.

Newgrange Spiral Stone

Newgrange Spiral Stone

At the same time, nevertheless, I was seeing the very spot where Anna and I were sitting—the hilltop above the Second Portal and below the First (to the left) and Third (to the right up on the highest ridge top). And I realized that this spot was the point of convergence of the energies of each of the three portals. Just as I was seeing myself hovering above each portal, watching each spin in equal rhythm with the others, I could also see the spot where I was sitting serving as the conduit for the flows of all three portals. I said to my Guide, “This is the significance of the Celtic Spiral!” (which we had seen throughout Ireland during our travels in June), and my Guide said, “Yes!” I then heard the following statement: “The Image, the Word, the Object, the Gesture—all are portals, points of convergence where multiple realities intersect. The key is to recognize the invitation to travel these overlapping vectors, to see these points of convergence glowing in their infinite possibilities.”

This statement proves especially significant for me as I have been spending the past few weeks intensely reading the Sufi philosophers, especially Ibn ‘Arabi and Suhrawardi, and commentary on them by Henry Corbin. A key element of their thinking and spiritual experience for me is the way in which they approach the Image or the Figure—every Image and Figure!—as an archetype for the relationship between the Human Angel (humans in their angelic aspect) and the Holy Spirit as represented by (figured by) the Angel Gabriel. To have this energetic and imagistic revelation by means of the Angel-Elf-Fairy influence of my portal experiences was mind blowing! This was exactly the kind of unification of my spirit visions and my intellectual exercises that I had been seeking. And it all came via the image of the Celtic Triple Spiral which I had been meditating on for months in conjunction with the Kachina spiral images of the U.S. Southwest.

In short, things feel as though they are quickly and massively coalescing for me on a multitude of levels. Wow!