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Venus Transmission

October 21, 2015

Venus

As I went to bed last night I was thinking about my conversations with beings from Jupiter last winter. Then out of nowhere Jupiter told me to expect a visit from another planetary force soon. Well, “soon” turned out to be within just a few hours as I opened my eyes at 4 a.m. this morning and saw a light come into focus through the branches of the trees on the hills east of our house. I immediately knew this was Venus come to pay me a visit.

Jupiter (as a collective planetary voice) said, “Relax, lie there focusing on this beautiful light of Venus manifesting before your eyes. See and, more importantly, feel the energy of this alignment of stars and planets, of Leo’s beautiful frame, of Regulus.”

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So I watched as Venus slowly rose higher into the eastern sky, light waves flashing as she passed behind the tree branches, expanding in her brilliant illumination.

And then Venus herself began speaking. “It is not at all accidental that you found yourself making several reference to me in your classes yesterday and in your readings. This is all part of an important, consciously orchestrated series of synchronicities on your planet at this time. You and many others have been profoundly, if not always consciously, affected by this particular alignment of planets and stars from your Earthly perspective. This is a critical time of transition for your planet, and as you can see and feel, I play a key role in this alliance of waves and rays and energies.”

Venus’s reference to my teaching involved my growing awareness of an unexpected “coincidence” of references to Venus in both of my classes yesterday at Ohio University. In my first class, Multicultural Critical Theory, we were studying a chapter by Patricia Hill Collins on Black Female Sexuality. In her overview of various modes of oppression, Collins spent some time discussing the Hottentot Venus phenomenon as a primary moment in the development of racialized sexual domination in the West. Her primary thesis is that the domination of Back women’s bodies serves as the Matrix of Domination in Western culture, the crucible out of which other forms of domination—racial, class, gender—grow or are articulated. What struck me most in the chapter, however, was Collins’s claim that “[A]ll systems of oppression rely on harnessing the power of the erotic.”

The erotic, of course, is one area under the purview of Venus. And while in this chapter Collins explores the negative side of this work of the erotic, she closes the chapter with the suggestion that while “harnessing the power of the erotic is important for domination, reclaiming and self-defining that same eroticism may constitute one path toward Black women’s empowerment.”

So this got me to thinking about the role of the erotic when harnessed in such systems of domination and liberation. The Rebel Flag of the Confederacy, for instance, gains much of its power precisely from harnessing the power of the erotic. This symbol of racial domination serves to stimulate and organize the flows of erotic drive into a relatively coherent yet often only dimly conscious expression of racialized sexual domination, a power struggle over who’s on top—a power play especially appealing to poor White men who are often dominated in other various ways in our collective Matrix of Domination.

And all of this led me to wonder how we might more productively harness these erotic drives for a platform of liberation. How might the energies we draw from Venus lead us to a higher social constellation than we can currently imagine?

In my later class, a Senior Seminar organized around the theme “Exraterrestrials, Angels, and Elves,” we were finishing up our discussion of the American poet H.D.’s book-length poem Trilogy. While there is much to say about this stunning book, I will here only point to the central role of Venus as one aspect of the liberating powers of imagination that H.D. stages in her coordination of various goddess figures of the erotic: Isis, Astarte, Aphrodite, Venus, and—through a wonderful transfiguration brought about in the poem—Mary Magdalene. Through this particular constellation of goddesses of the erotic, H.D. offers us a glimpse of what a liberating reclamation of the powers of Imagination might offer.

So I was quite stunned and yet not at all surprised to hear Venus mention these moments as part of a larger process of Venus-Earth realization.

When I asked her what I might do at this point, she suggested that I do more research on this moment of planetary alignments spanning Leo and Virgo during this Fall of 2015. But more importantly, I and others should tune into the energies emanating from this eastern portal each early morning during this season. We can do so in our meditations and communicative journeys. She suggested further that these powers will influence us in one way or another, so it is our best interests right now to tune in very consciously as we experience these transformative powers. The VENUS-JUPITER-MARS conjunction energy following the transition from Leo into Virgo is intense! (I’m referring, of course, to the planetary alignments with the constellations, not the Zodiacal time of year.) This is a powerful time for personal and global transformations, but we need to focus our intentions or be swept away on the tide. In other words, the shift is partly under our control—just learn to surf this wave!

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Venus engaged me in an extended discussion concerning my own life as lover and father. I was overcome by the beauty and warmth she expressed in her assurance that we can tune into these higher energies right now and allow ourselves greater comprehension and control over our extended erotic faculties, which include our roles not simply as lovers but as parents, children family members, friends, and members of the planetary family at large (which is not at all limited to the planet’s human inhabitants).

Moreover, she suggested that I do some research on certain esoteric expressions of our relationship to Venus in order to gain greater clarity concerning what all this means on personal and collective levels. I have only begin in this work, but I already found a most stimulating passage that could serve as a postscript for this entry:

“Perhaps some idea may be gained if we remember that, in an occult sense, Venus is to the Earth what the higher Self is to man.” Alice Bailey and Djwal Khul, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire

The Matakin Emissaries Between the Heavens and the Earth

[The following is a transcript from an audio file recorded while driving between Nashville and Cahokia. I had attended the first day of proceedings (Thursday, September 18, 2014) at the Star Knowledge Conference at Montgomery Bell State Park about a half hour west of Nashville. On this Friday morning I was still greatly affected by the spirit energy of that gathering when the Matakin Sky Spirits began communicating with me near Princeton, Kentucky. I had first come into conscious contact with the Matakin in western Illinois on May 26, 2014, and now they were giving me more information about the role they play as emissaries and guardians of the Earth’s atmosphere.]

September 19, 2014

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There are no times better than this time, Gabriel. There are very few times when you would already enter into this conversation so baptized, so to speak, washed in the fluid energy of spirit that surrounds you and flows through your being. You are in an energetic circuit at this moment—

Wow! I just saw these amazing egrets in this lake I’m going over in southwestern Kentucky! I’m right outside Princeton, exit 45 on I-24. [Spirit language.] Ah, this is all so familiar! This is all an energetic line. [Spirit language.] And, not surprisingly, I’m going by a sign that says Kentucky State Penitentiary. They always put the prisons on these power lines! And they must tap into that power in some way in this mechanism of control, which I don’t fully understand—I think I don’t want to understand. I’m in denial. [Spirit talk.]

—So yes, Gabriel, you are in touch with the Matakin once more. You’re coming into the circuit, the circle. There is that 50 mile radius around the initial perimeter, but the energy strikes out from there in such amazing flows. Take it in. Experience it and ride with it, because you are riding on the fluid river energy of the continent! The Mississippi itself is one of those conduits. But that is only one. You are in the etheric plane. You are riding the etheric train of energy right now as you travel along this route. You are exactly right: this route, I-24 from Nashville into Illinois follows a major energetic line, a ley line that conducts major spirit energy, so to speak, from one point to another.

I-24 mapThis is a transit point. This is a line where spirit moves along in dimensions where time and space are no longer appropriate in terms of categories of understanding. And yet there is a literal three-dimensional base that contains this particular multidimensional energetic line. But along this line it’s a linear portal in a sense that allows for multiple pints of entry into massive, infinite, transdimensional travel.—

The lake is beautiful! The energy is so thick. And I am in this interesting state of consciousness where I am simultaneously taking in and channeling so many messages, and yet speaking in my own voice. [Spirit talk.] This is so thick! So the Matakin, I’m coming to realize, have a connection to the Kachinas. They are not identical to the Kachinas—at least the Kachinas who contact me, who are primarily the guardians, the overseers of the energetic portals from beneath the surface of the Earth. And they help, they oversee, they direct in many ways the travel of various entities along those energetic lines below the surface. But the Matakin work with them and in many senses this is a kind of joint energetic effort on a devic level where the Kachinas are working from below the subterranean levels up to the surface and the Matakin work from the atmosphere down to the surface, and in terms of surface level, it’s a sort of yin-yang relationship. The Sky Spirits and the subterranean Earth Spirits. Not that these Kachinas are solely Earth Spirits, but that is their primary relationship when it comes to human beings. [Yeshe anna hakamah hoike.] And they make use of subterranean portals and passageways that through the connection to the inner sun within the Earth allow for a kind of interdimensional travel to other universes in other planes of existence that humans can barely imagine.

The Matakin are one devic branch of the Sky Spirits who oversee these portal transit energies. They work with the extraterrestrials who come through the atmosphere—the ones who find that necessary—and the Star Beings make their way through the atmosphere to the planet. Of course, all of these beings, as are all beings, are extraterrestrial in origin. They have been working on this planet long before humans were introduced. The Matakin are emissaries. The Matakin are mediators, and they oversee the travel from the heavens to the Earth and vice versa. They are also related to the weather patterns. And so the Matakin are very concerned with the whole issue of chem trails and geoengineering through atmospheric interruption by humans. There will be a lot more for them to say about this in the future. They are laying that seed right now for me to consider.

But the Star Knowledge Conference is one of the most important gatherings wherein spirits of all kinds come together and work together in conscious relationship to the Star Beings and in conscious attention to the extraterrestrial origins of humanity.

—Wow! This is a very interesting moment in the development of humanity, for we are waking up to our extraterrestrial origins and recognizing that information provided through public media such as the X-Files television program barely scratched the surface and do so in a very limited way.

—Whoa! I just went over some big river, but I didn’t see the sign. Maybe there’s a sign here on the other end. It is—well, it says Lyon County. I’ll have to look that up. That’s quite a river. Cheshay anna hakamo hey sheyki anna hakamoah. Ah toshi anna makah. More to come.]

And here is the YouTube version of the original audio recording:

I’m Being Followed by a Moon Shadow

June 7-10, 2015

Last night I woke up at 3:30 A.M., as I do most nights now, and went downstairs in the dark. As I walked by our hallway window, I saw the glow of Luna shining through the trees. I stopped to greet her, and, as always, she greeted me in return.

As I was staring up at her and feeling that warm liquid glow flow through my body in response to her rays, I began to think about my recent post concerning my conversations with her and began to wonder how many people might be skeptical about the idea that the moon, like the Earth, is a conscious, communicative being.

I have the feeling that perhaps a few people have no difficulty imagining beings from or on the moon who might wish to communicate with me. But I also have the feeling that the idea that we might find ourselves actually speaking with the moon as an intelligent entity probably has even fewer adherents. Extraterrestrials—perhaps. Planets themselves—no way! But Luna herself had an answer to this objection, and this answer led her to present me with an expansive sense of Self—not just my own Self but the selfhood of all beings.

Part of the problem lies in our tendency to define life and consciousness in very limited terms that are more often than not anthropocentric. But even at the level of the human being, we tend to imagine the individual human to be the seat of consciousness and identity. What this view omits is that even on a strictly biological level, our bodies are composite entities. Our intestinal tract, for instance, is filled with microbes that carry out lives of their own while playing an important role in “our” lives by helping with digestion. (My recent bout with an intestinal flu provided me with a graphic example of such independence on the part of those microbial beings!) Our cells themselves each are tiny conscious entities carrying out their own jobs in ways that contribute to the functioning of the physical body as a composite whole.

The Earth, Gaia, works in just the same way, just as do all other planetary, solar, and asteroidal beings in our star system and beyond. The consciousness of the Earth is a composite consciousness that expresses itself as the conglomerate compilation of all earthly consciousnesses on, above, and below her surface. And we all have the innate capacity to tap into and communicate with that planetary consciousness.

And such is the case, then, with Luna, the moon. Her consciousness includes mental and energetic strains from all of the entities that exist on and within herself. Beyond that, given her particular gravitational relationship with the Earth, she is especially affected by all that happens on our planet. And we here are affected in turn by all that happens within her sphere of influence.

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This is what she tells me. And beyond that, growing out of such awareness, is a more complex notion of psychology, especially in the root sense of study-of-the soul. For we are not only composite consciousnesses on the literal physical level in terms of the host of entities that cohabit our bodies, but on the psychic level as well. Long ago Plato talked about the Tripartite Soul, talking about the complicated mix of souls that make us up—often translated as the Logical, Spirited, and Appetitive souls. Our job is to find the appropriate mix and balance among the three. Freud talked about the Id, the Ego, and the Superego. And Jung sought the integration or individuation of our inner selves—the Ego, the Shadow, the Persona, the Animus and Anima, the Wise Old Man or Woman, and ultimately the Self (the composite inner and outer whole).

Closer to my own active understanding of the composite nature of the soul is the description provided by the composite entity known as Monitor (most often channeled by Harvey Grady). According to Monitor, we are made up of three souls: Our Body Soul, our Basic Soul, and our Judge Soul. Our Basic Soul is made up of our Outer Self, Male Self, Female Self, and Higher Self. The two “hitchhikers” of the Judge Soul are our Mental Judge Self and our Astral Judge Self. The two Judge Selves are defined by their recent inhabitation of the lost planet Maldek. After the calamity that destroyed their planet, they were appended to our human souls in an act of grace and challenge to growth.

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From the book Explore With Monitor, Book 1, p. 197

The overall point Luna has to pass on here is that while we are multidimensional composite beings, we nevertheless more often than not experience this complex nature of the Self through our ego consciousness. If we can take into account the interactions of all of these dynamic selves, however, we can begin to develop a more appropriate psychology, one that is open to all of the different voices in the choir of the Self.

And just as our Ego Consciousness is often oblivious to the existence of and interactions with our various other selves, it is also most often oblivious to our constant Soul communication with the micro and macro beings of which we are a part—including the moon.

Spending this time talking with Luna helps me maintain that open and practical awareness of the Hermetic slogans: As Above, So Below and As Within, So Without. I’m being followed by a moon shadow—and it has utterly transformed who I am.

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LUNA’S CONCERT OF COSMIC RELATIONALITY

June 4, 2015

By Gabriel Hartley

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Last night I was once again woken up at 3:30 A.M. This has been the case for years now, but this trend has been especially strong during the past two weeks. During this period, when I awaken I have the clear sense that some entity or another has deliberately woken me up in order to communicate with me, and usually I have a clear idea of who it is. But last night I was picking up a swirl of several different possible communicators with no real feel for who among this company might have woken me up. So given that by this point I was wide awake, I decided just to get up and start doing my tuning-in exercises until things got clearer.

As I walked into our yoga room I couldn’t help noticing how bright the moonlight was coming in through the window and glass door, so I went up to the door and looked out at the moon. The moon, having been full the night before, was dazzlingly beautiful. I immediately felt much happier at being awoken and greeted the moon by saying, “Hi, Luna!” Luna instantly responded with her typical “Hello, Gabriel,” and I instantly knew that she had been the one who had awoken me in the first place.

After gazing through the cloudy glass for a few minutes, I heard her suggest that I step out onto the upstairs deck to look at her directly, so I did. The difference was amazing. I stood there in awe, bathed in the moonlight and the beautiful night sounds of crickets and other animals. After a moment or two, realizing that I should be getting cold standing out in the crisp night air in my bare feet, sweatpants, and T-shirt, I thought for a second that I should go back inside. But Luna suggested that I stay outside with her. “Just notice,” she argued, “how pleasurable the cold night air feels against your skin when you stop worrying about discomfort. Such discomfort is simply an idea, an expectation that comes between you and your direct experience. Now just imagine that this cold air feels just as comforting as warm sunlight.”

Surprisingly, I immediately felt a warm blush throughout my skin and realized that she was right. This air still felt cold, but such a rich tactile relationship with the night air now felt comforting, even delicious in an unexpected way. So I let the cold sweep me away into a delirious swoon as I continued to gaze up at Luna’s brilliance. “How often,” I wondered, “do we deny ourselves such rich experiences simply because our ideas predetermine us to expect discomfort?”

As I let myself sink into this tactile swoon, I realized that this was a fleshly equivalent to the sense of being bathed in the beauty of the moon’s light. The glow on all of the world before me now enveloped me in its beauty. Soon I felt the soundscape draw me into just this same warm enveloping flow, and I began to feel utterly ecstatic in this bath of cold air, bright light, and rich sound. My entire bodily sensorium was aglow.

Among the night sounds I could pick out the splashing of animals in the creek just a hundred feet away, the slight breeze rustling in the trees, the insects, the night birds, and the distant coyotes.

Then I noticed the fireflies. There were just a few, maybe four or five covering the two or three acres I could see between me and the deep woods. The fireflies stood out in their glow against the already glowing landscape, and they appeared to be lighting up in some mysteriously choreographed pattern, a form of light music playing itself out before me in the moonlight.

Then I noticed spots of light glowing from the leaves of the apple tree just twenty feet or so in front of me. I thought this was some kind of optical illusion at first, but I soon realized that the tree was in fact lighting up before me as though a string of subtle Christmas lights was slowly glowing into brightness.

And only then did I begin to see the etheric swirl of the ring of elves that were dancing their gay circle dance in the light of the moon, drawing me into their dancing energetic flow. The spirits of the sky began swirling above, the water fairies sparkling and singing in the creeks surrounding the property, the Kachinas on the ridgetop softly chanting a solemn tune, and then Luna addressed me once more:

“See what miracles open up before you when you open yourself up to their possibility! Just such a miraculous opening awaits you at Serpent Mound, where you soon will be introduced to a new class of beings whom you have not yet met.”

By this point I was completely at one with everything in the universe, everything participating in this great cosmic moonlit dance and song. And Luna continued:

“This feeling of cosmic connection is your birth right. This is your human connection to All That Is. This is your path on this beautiful planet in this beautiful solar system. You are drawn into the Earth’s rhythms just as I myself am drawn into her gravitational field, and just as I influence Gaia’s own energetic flows in return. Each thing that exists has its own gravitational force that draws all things into relation with it, just as everything else draws it into the complete array of cosmic relations. The light and the dark, the positive and the negative, the warm and the cold—all are complementary moments in this cosmic dance, this ecstatic chorus as the universe flows into unity. You are a relational being, active and acted upon in a mutual energetic swoon of the cosmos. This is your birthright and your reason for being. Blessed are you, and blessed are all beings in this divine and infinite cosmos. Sleep well and remember this night always.”

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Kachina Visions and the Expansion of Cultural Identity

This essay of mine just came out in the latest issue of Journal of Contemporary Shamanism! Here’s a PDF copy.

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coverThis essay compiles several of the experiences I have recounted here in these blog pages concerning my experiences with the Kachinas who visit with me and instruct me.

Enjoy!

Gabriel

 

 

Kivi Sky and the Magic of Stroud’s Run

By Gabriel Hartley

November 9, 2014

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We’d been feeling called back to Stroud’s Run State Park for some months now. It is, after all, only about two miles from our house as the crow flies and on the same energetic line that runs through our property straight across Dutch Creek and Scatter Ridge, dropping down from the ridges to Dow Lake. And this energetic line is something else! But with the beauty of gardens to plant and grow and harvest and so much work to do at home, not to mention the constant magic in our own forest right here in our backyard, we just didn’t get back to Stroud’s for awhile.

But this morning, two days after Kivi Sky’s due date, we just felt that it would be right to go, to hike, to get ourselves charged and situated for the upcoming birth. So we drove the five miles or so it takes to get to Stroud’s by road, traveling through some of the most picturesque scenery in the country, parking at the head of the horse trails in the little lot off of Scatter Ridge Road with the beautiful late-morning sun filtering through the mid-Autumn trees.

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We initially started a little way down the first trail we came to, Amaretto Trail, but quickly realized that this path drops down to the lake rather than up and over the ridges to the (unacknowledged) sacred ceremonial stone center we were planning to visit. So we walked back to the dirt road and up to another trail that we thought would take us directly to the stone center.

As way led to way, however, we found that this trail took us far to the southeast of where we had initially planned on going. Instead of being on the high point of the Sundown Trail, we were at the conjunction of the Sundown, Hank, and Indian Mound Trails. It felt as though we had been unconsciously transported to this spot somehow, as though this was one place we were supposed to be but which we never would have chosen to go to on our own. In fact, this was the spot I had at first suggested hiking to, but the parking lot nearest to this spot was closed for construction (probably for fracking).

One beautiful surprise in finding ourselves unexpectedly in this spot was that we were now at another very sacred stone center in the park. This short trail connects the Indian Mound Trail to the Lakeside Trail and drops down from the ancient mounds to the lake shore while passing through several very enchanted fairy abodes. A few summers ago we brought some of my students here on what I call an Akashic Field Trip and this was the first time in a while we had come to this spot together, despite its being one of our favorites.

There are several massive trees that seem to have been exploded across the path, as though blown up by some enormous energy at their base. This has always struck me as an outward sign of the immense energy that shoots through the earth and sky at Stroud’s. Today we found many more trees crossing the paths as we hiked.

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Blasted Trunks Across the Path

So we gave in to the pleasure of being where we hadn’t planned on going and greeted the fairies below us down the embankments from the path. This particular path took us down to one of my favorite spots, a rock outcropping protected by a series of massive exploded trees. In this particular outcropping one of the main boulders has a beautifully precise split down the middle which we are always drawn to, feeling so good just standing over the crack or stepping down into it.

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Sacred Cleft

Anna’s power seemed to magnify as she stood above the crack, taking in the stone energy that had drawn us there this day to celebrate our oncoming stone/sky boy, Kivi.

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Super Mama-to-Be!

I was drawn to lie down in the crack in a warm bed of leaves with the sun shining in my face.

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Taking in the Earth Energy

As soon as I got comfortable, the Stone Beings started talking to me. They told me that this particular spot contained an immense amount of earth energy and that lying in between the two boulder halves like this gave a person a massive energetic charge. My aching back (sore after throwing it out several days earlier) immediately felt comforted by the energy rising from the earth.

As we dropped down to the path below the stony outcropping, we stopped to take more photos and just take in the scene before us. I was thanking the Stone Beings for this gift of energy and communication when they said, “Well, this is all for your boy about to be born. It’s only appropriate that we Stone Beings welcome this Kivi boy into the world this way!” I then realized why we had been led down this way to this particular rock outcropping and let go into a swirl of thankfulness for being in this universe at this moment.

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As we followed the path we turned onto the Lakeside Trail that follows the north edge of the lake.

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Trail Markers

I had felt especially drawn to the lake this day, in addition to the various rock groups, and was thankful to be walking along the lake shore taking in the Water Energy. The lake expresses itself in a very different way from the Stone and Sky ways.

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Dow Lake

Taking in this water power, we then turned up Haley Trail in order to round around to the northwest to the sacred stone circle, now a couple miles away, that was our original destination. As we passed up along Haley Trail we came to another beautiful stone outcropping that I didn’t remember.

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Haley Trail Stone Group

I was again greeted by the Stone Beings as we approached the cliff face. As I marveled looking upward from them through the tree tops into the sky, they again emphasized that this was a day for greeting Kivi into the world.

The next mile or two proved to be rather wearisome, my back aching more and more and Anna’s pregnant belly feeling the weight and the miles. But the Stone Beings kept reminding us to draw our power from the stone. So we steeled ourselves and marched forward in a mixture of pain and bliss as we turned off to the west onto the Sundown Trail.

As always, arriving at the Sacred Stone Circle was very magical. I could see the Altar Stone—an extremely powerful and predominant stone set off by itself next to the Sundown Trail—glowing in a brilliant etheric light through the hills as we had been drawing closer and now seeing its brilliance face to face was very comforting.

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The Altar Stone

I noticed on this trip that there was a wedge cut into the corner of the stone and felt drawn to lie in this niche.

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The Niche in the Altar Stone

I immediately realized that this niche had served in ancient days as a space travel device of some sort and that the Altar Stone itself was a type of spacecraft (in addition to its other powerful features). I suddenly knew that ancient astronauts had lain in this same groove in order to travel into distant worlds and distant times.

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Anna then lay in the niche herself and took off into the skies.

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The Altar Stone the whole time continued to give off the most comforting energy I could imagine—an energy that felt so primal and so familiar.

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Stony Love

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Happiness

After fifteen minutes or more of communing with the spirits of the place, we climbed up the bank to the rock face above that stands guard over the Altar Stone below.

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Guardian Rocks

 

From here we walked up to the high point of the ridge, a spot that has always revealed itself as a meeting place for humans and Sky Beings. We spent five or ten minutes taking in this new configuration of energy.

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On Top of Kivi Sky Peak

As I was lying on the ground, both to comfort my back and to feel the earth energy throughout my body, I was told that this was the climax of our journey for Kivi.

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Getting Close to Mother Nature

This is the true Kivi Sky point where earth and the heavens meet. This was the dragon-power spot that our Kivi Sky is named after, the unification of earth and heaven.

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End of the Hike

By the time we got back to our car we were quite dizzy, exhausted, and exhilarated! What a miracle this world is! How communicative it can be if you just take the time to listen and to learn. We drove back along Scatter Ridge, dropping down to Dutch Creek—where we came across a small herd of orange long-haired Scottish cattle who greeted on the roadside—as we drove through the magical hills back to our house, listening to Neil Young on the CD player and feeling so beautiful and so full of life.

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Scottish Cattle on Dutch Creek Road

 

The Jupiter Beings Visit During the Night

jupiter leoFor the past two weeks I have been woken up each night at around 3 a.m., usually by entities who identify themselves as beings from Jupiter. By now I can recognize their resonance or vibration immediately, so when I woke up last night, I immediately knew two things: that it was 3 a.m. and that I had been awoken by the Jupiter Beings again. I asked them if this was important enough to wake me up in the middle of the night again, and they assured me that I would benefit by communicating with them. So I rolled over, reluctantly at first, and saw Jupiter shining brightly into our window from the eastern sky.

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Given that this made several mights in a row, I realized that it would be important for me to know a little more about them, so I asked them to identify themselves. They assured me that that was a wise move and then told me that they are a class of Devic beings assigned to the planet Jupiter. They then repeated some of what they had told me during previous nights—that they are not only regents of Jupiter but also, in a sense, of the Solar System as a whole. It is their task to protect the beings of this solar system and to see the the overall harmony of the planets in their relations with each other and with the Sun itself. Just as importantly, they are here to survey who comes and goes into this solar system and what their intentions and capabilities might be.

But last night they told me even more. They are in charge of what they call the Universal or Cosmic Consciousness of the Solar System, including, of course, human consciousness. More specifically, it is their task to work with humans in their capacity to become aware of our total cosmic relationships, especially our relationships with the other beings who share this planet with us. But beyond this, they also help us to see and feel our relationship to all beings in the Cosmos.

jupiter junoThese relationships, they added, are not simply intellectual but, even more importantly in some ways, emotional or Astral. They emphasized that humans generally are very ignorant of the true nature of their Astral being and its impact on our consciousness and general well being. We humans rarely take the time to ask ourselves why we even have emotional responses to things in the first place. The Jupiter Beings (“Jupiterians” sounds a little forced to me) suggested that our emotions are one of our primary energetic response systems. We interact with and recognize other beings—and indeed with different aspects of ourselves—through emotional vibratory structures and patterns. Our Astral bodies are the first to pick up on the vibrations of anything we are in contact with. This is how, for example, I immediately knew that it was the Jupiter Beings themselves who woke me up last night. I could feel who they were before I had a chance to take in any other perceptual cues.

As they were coming to a close, I asked them how I might validate or confirm their comments, to which they suggested that I reread my Rudolf Steiner books. There I would find information that conforms to the things they were telling me about themselves.

rudolf-steiner-posterAs soon as I got up in the morning I got out my Steiner books and also did a Google search for “Steiner Jupiter.” Both on Google and in the book Astronomy and Astrology I found the following passage from one of Steiner’s lectures, a lecture given in 1923 entitled “The Spiritual Individualities of the Planets“:

Jupiter is a planet with a different character. Jupiter is the Thinker in our planetary system, and thinking is the activity cultivated by all the Beings in his cosmic domain. Creative thoughts received from the universe radiate to us from Jupiter. Jupiter contains, in the form of thoughts, all the formative forces for the different orders of cosmic Beings. Whereas Saturn tells of the past, Jupiter gives a living portrayal of what is connected with him in the cosmic present. But what Jupiter reveals to the eye of spirit must be grasped with thoughtful intelligence. If a man does not himself make efforts to develop his capacities of thinking, he cannot, even if he is clairvoyant, approach the mysteries of Jupiter, for they are revealed in the form of thoughts and can be approached only through a genuine activity of thinking. Jupiter is the Thinker in our universe.

When efforts to bring clarity of thought to bear upon some weighty problem of existence are unsuccessful because of physical, etheric, and especially astral hindrances, the Jupiter Beings come to the help of mankind. A man who has tried hard to apply clear thinking to some problem but cannot get to the root of it, will find, if he is patient and works inwardly at it, that the Jupiter powers will actually help him during the night. And many a one who has found a better solution for some problem during the night, as though out of dream, than during the previous day, would have to admit, if he knew the truth, that it is the Jupiter powers who imbue human thinking with mobility and vigour.

Saturn, then, is the preserver of the Memory of our universe; Jupiter is the Thinker in our universe. To Jupiter man owes all the impulses he is able to receive from the spiritual present in the universe. To Saturn he owes all the impulses of soul and spirit he can receive from the cosmic past.

It was out of a certain intuition that such great veneration was paid to Jupiter in the days of ancient Greece, when the human spirit lived so intensely in the present.

A stimulus to the whole development of the human being is given also through the part played by Jupiter in the cycle of the year. You all know that as far as his apparent movement is concerned, Saturn moves slowly, very slowly, round his orbit, taking some 30 years. Jupiter moves faster, taking about 12 years. Because of this quicker movement Jupiter is able to bring satisfaction to man’s need for wisdom. And when, at the cosmic hour of destiny in the life of a human being, a certain relationship is established between Jupiter and Saturn, there flash into human destiny those wonderful moments of illumination when many things concerning the past are revealed through thinking.

If we look in history for occasions in the time of the Renaissance — particularly during its last period — when there was a great renewal of ancient impulses, we shall find that this was directly connected with a certain relationship between Jupiter and Saturn.

But, as already said, Jupiter is in a certain respect impenetrable and his revelations remain in the unconscious if a man does not bring to them clear and active light-filled thoughts of his own. And that is why in ancient times, when active thinking was still at a very early state of development, the progress of humanity was in truth always dependent upon the relation between Jupiter and Saturn. When Jupiter and Saturn together formed a certain constellation, many things were revealed to our ancestors in those days. Modern man has to depend more upon receiving the memory of Saturn and the wisdom of Jupiter separately in the course of his spiritual development. (Astronomy and Astrology pp. 120-122)

As you can see, these details match what the Jupiter Beings were telling me during the night. I was especially struck by Steiner’s emphasis on Jupiter’s role in the development of clarity of thought in humans and Steiner’s statement that Astral influences are primary hindrances to full consciousness of our Jupiterian connection. But as the Jupiter Beings explained, once we become conscious of this Astral distribution in the economy of our conscious and unconscious expressions, we can then address our Astral dimension directly and transform previously disturbing or distracting emotional states into tools for heightened awareness.

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Mound Bottom Sacred Site—near Nashville

After telling me to reread Steiner, the Jupiter Beings went on to tell me that it is no coincidence that many of the spiritual movements or influences I have associated myself with are astrological/astronomical variations on more traditional versions of those endeavors. In particular, it is significant that during the Summer of 2011 as I was going through an initial “cracking-open” phase of my spiritual path, I did some ceremonial work with two people in Crestone, Colorado associated with the Star Knowledge group developed by Chief Golden Light Eagle. This in turn led to my attending the Star Knowledge Conference in Nashville in September 2014. It was here that I met both Clifford Mahooty and Laura Eisenhower.

The Jupiter Beings went on to suggest that the same astrological influence was one unconscious motive behind my choice to attend a week-long New Year’s workshop with Astroshaman Franco Santoro at Findhorn during the 2011-2012 New Year’s week.

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Franco Santoro

In his Facebook post on July 18, 2014 on the Astroshamanism page, Franco Santoro wrote this note about our current Jupiter transit through Leo:

Jupiter transits Leo. Time to embrace the quest and seize the day!

“If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself… then truth will not be withheld from you.”

(Elizabeth Gilbert, 18 July 1969, Sun in Cancer, Moon in Virgo, author of “Eat, Pray, Love”)

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Greetings From Procyon

By Gabriel Hartley

September 28, 2014

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H.A. Rey’s Eastern Sky for Sept. 16, 2-4 a.m.

In the early morning hours yesterday—around 4:00 A.M.—I again woke for the third night in a row to find myself staring out of our bedroom window just as a bright star was rising above the tree line to the East. Each morning I wondered which star this might be and why I felt so drawn to it—hailed by it, in fact, as it sought to catch my attention. So yesterday morning, after doing some cautionary grounding chants, I decided to accept the invitation and ask, “Who’s there?”

The answer initially came in energetic streams entering my energy body, a rush of warming, soothing energy that felt something like soaking in a warm tub. I could “feel” the vast amount of information being sent to me, or, rather, through me, and could feel myself taking this information in, information that felt very, very familiar to me.

I then asked the star being (or beings) who contacted me which star this was, and they immediately answered “Procyon.” [They pronounced it PRO-see-on, although it seems pro-SIGH-on would be good, too.] Given my tendency to be cautious and skeptical when approached by new beings, no matter how familiar their energy register might feel, I replied, “I have no idea where Procyon is. How do I know that you’re telling the truth or that I’m not creating this answer?”—a less likely possibility, given that I had no memory of ever being very conscious of the existence of Procyon before. The beings simply and calmly answered, “Don’t worry. Just look it up later and confirm it for yourself.” And then we continued with the extra-conceptual energetic exchange of information.

Nevertheless, after ten or fifteen minutes I found that I could no longer restrain myself and so I got up and got out my H.A. Rey star chart book. Surprisingly yet not at all surprisingly, I found that the star was indeed Procyon! Its proximity to Sirius (slightly further to the southeast) and Orion confirmed the ETs’ statement. I felt a bit dizzy and ecstatic and ran back to bed to continue the conversation.

Now I asked, “OK, we’ve confirmed where you’re from. Now please tell me why you contacted me.” And the information they then gave me was quite amazing.

They told me first that my caution in accepting their invitation to communicate was very important and that in fact this need for caution was part of their message. They said that there has been a recent influx of extra-terrestrial beings entering the Earth’s energetic sphere in an attempt to further the mind-control agenda long ago established between alien races and various human religious and political leaders. So any human now entering into communicative exchanges with any other entities needs to be especially careful to ascertain the intentions and goals of the entities who contact them before opening up their energy channels to any visitors. (This is, of course, true with any entities no matter their origin.)

I noticed that as they were speaking I could still feel the soothing warm energetic bath they were pouring over and through me, so I asked them about the reasons for that. Their answer was that one of their functions in their alliance with human beings is to introduce healing frequencies that can assist humans in their energetic development and their bodily integrity (including all of those bodies beyond the physical). The frequency radiating out from Procyon, they said, is such as to repair various forms of damage to the human body as well as to lift the human spirit. Its overall effect, in other words, is much like that of some benevolent form of morphine-based healing compound. I asked whether it poses similar risks of addiction and stupor, and they said that its effects were just the opposite. These healing and soothing rays are much more like the regenerative rays from our Sun. In some way I don’t yet understand, these rays affect the lymph system and the pituitary gland.

It seems that our all of our interlinked bodies—physical, etheric, astral, mental, and causal—are undergoing significant changes during this time of energetic shifts on the planet as well as throughout the solar system. The Procyonians said that the energetic flow from their star system was designed to help humans in this process of inter-bodily harmonization and transition.

Again I asked them how I might corroborate this information, and again they suggested that I search online. I did so and found that the limited amount of information I found through Google does indeed corroborate everything they told me in terms of their general reason for interacting with humankind. (There is also information concerning their physical characteristics, but I did not see any of them physically, so I cannot speak to that.)

They deposited a great deal of additional information by means of energetic downloads, information which I can feel circulating in my system but which I have not yet had a chance to draw to consciousness and articulation. I look forward to the opportunity to do so. This all feels very familiar to me, as though they have struck a deep past-life chord within me.

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