Richard C. Cook
This is a chapter from the book, Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension (2013). The book’s objective is to explain today's spiritual ascension of earth and humanity at this unique period of planetary history and how the Divine Beings are helping us transcend and transform. The book is part of the literature that is being created about the post-2012 transition. The book is deeply grounded in the author’s own personal experience in working with the spiritual masters, in teaching spirituality to others, and in connecting the spiritual changes with current world events such as the environmental crisis, financial collapse, UFOs, and war and political crises. The book also offers detailed information in the traditions of Gnosticism and the perennial philosophy and provides numerous aids for seekers on establishing and maintaining their own spiritual practice… How, in the face of overwhelming environmental, political, economic, and ethical problems facing humanity, the New Earth is yet in formation and how each individual can be a part of it.
This is the Space Age, though no one has ever been able to define exactly what that term includes. We know it covers humans in space, satellites, robotic space probes, etc. But how about beings like us living elsewhere in the universe? Of course many “primitive” peoples around the world have had legends that such beings not only exist but were their own ancestors. This includes both the Australian aborigines and some Native American tribes who believe their forebears came from the Pleiades.
The media constantly ask, “Are we alone?” But do they want to hear the answer? The idea of UFOs and ETs fits perfectly with this book, because if we are surrounded by Higher Beings who influence human life, maybe some of those beings have come on spaceships and are here now.
The following narrative is based on the best sources I have been able to discover, including information from the RA Material and The Nine.
UFOs or UFO-like objects have been reported throughout history, including ancient Rome
and medieval times. As stated in Part One, researchers such as Erich von Daniken have postulated that UFOs and ETs are the source of many ancient legends of visits from the gods who left traces of their presence in archaeological phenomena such as the Nazca lines in Peru or the pyramids of Egypt.
In our own era, military officers, pilots, government officials and citizens from many countries have reliably and extensively documented tens of thousands of UFO sightings for more than six decades. In fact millions of people worldwide have seen UFOs of types that appear to be unlike anything made by earthlings, though it is likely that some sightings are of UFO-like craft built by earth’s governments.
Compared to UFOs, there have been far fewer well-documented reports of ET sightings and contacts, but again, the eyewitness reports have been sufficient to establish that ETs are here. Meanwhile, there has been complete denial by the U.S. government that UFOs or ETs even exist, especially after 1969, when the Air Force’s Project Blue Book was terminated.
In 1968, Science and Mechanics magazine published accounts of UFO sightings from the Air Force’s official files of Project Blue Book held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. The accounts appeared in the book, The Official Guide to UFOs (Ace Publishing, 1968). In 1969, Project Blue Book was discontinued permanently, though secret government investigative programs continued. Following are excerpts from official government records, all labeled by the Air Force as “unexplained.” The quotations are from the official Air Force reports.
The first publicized UFO sighting of the modern era was by pilot Kenneth Arnold, flying in the vicinity of Mt. Ranier, Washington, on June 24, 1947. The encounter lasted 1 minute, 42 seconds. Arnold observed nine disc-shaped craft two-thirds the size of a DC-4 transport flying at 9,500 ft. at 400 MPH. The objects flew in a chain-like line, as though linked together, spread out over five miles. Arnold was interviewed at length by the Air Force.
On March 23, 1966, at 5:05 a.m. in Temple, OK, a man driving a car saw an object like a conventional aircraft without wings or engines but with a “bubble” on top. It rested on supports and had bright forward and aft lights. The observer stopped his car, approached the UFO on the highway and saw “a man wearing a baseball cap enter it by steps from the bottom.” The UFO then rose from the highway and flew off.
On November 27, 1960, at 7:30 p.m. in Chula Vista, CA, there was a twenty to thirty minute sighting by seven observers, including two amateur astronomers. They saw a craft that was round with a long antenna and a flashing white light of high intensity running along the pod. They said it “moved all over the sky in huge circles and made dashes at terrific speeds.”
On April 24, 1964, at 5:45 p.m. in Socorro, NM, a squad-car police officer saw an egg-shaped object the size of a sedan automobile standing on two girder-like legs. It settled to the ground with a retro-rocket that had a bluish-orange flame. According to the report, the officer said he “saw two persons standing beside it dressed in white coveralls; they seemed startled when he arrived at the scene, got back in the object and took off; observer described them as ‘normal in shape, but possibly they were small adults or large kids.’”
On September 3, 1965, at 2 a.m. in Exeter, NH, there was an observation by a young man about to enter the Navy and two police officers. They saw five bright red round objects moving in formation. The report stated, “The lights moved over a large field and sometimes fluttered to a lower altitude in a maneuver that resembled a falling leaf…These mysterious lights were so bright that they illuminated the surrounding landscape with a red glow.”
On a day in the spring of 1966, at 5 a.m., from Atwater, OH, to Freedom, PA, there was a moving observation by two sheriff’s deputies plus eight civilians. They saw a “dazzlingly bright” circular object with an antenna projecting below. The object moved straight ahead of the police car chasing it. After about twenty-five minutes it slowed down, allowed the car to catch up and hovered for a while above the car. Then it was off again, ahead of the car. When it moved too far ahead, it hovered and appeared to wait for the car to catch up with it.
On March 14, 1965, at 1:30 a.m. in Everglades, FL, there was an observation by a professional dog-trainer, who saw a circular craft with a dome about twenty-five feet high. Ten feet of the lower portion contained four rows of brightly-lighted windows. When he approached the craft he was hit by a paralyzing beam of light.
On June 18 and July 2 and 3, 1965, at the South Pole, there was an observation by Argentine, British and Chilean personnel, including the Chilean Antarctic Commander, who saw a craft “like a gigantic double-convex lens, extremely brilliant but solid.” It had a “zig-zag trajectory, changed speeds and directions often and once hovered motionless at an altitude of about three miles for about fifteen minutes. Another time it stopped suddenly from high speed to hover motionless for twenty minutes.”
On December 13, 1961, at 5:05 p.m. in Washington, D.C., there was an observation by three men in car, including an ex-Navy pilot/flight instructor, who saw a “diamond- shaped craft about the size of a Piper Cub if it were squared off.” The craft gave off a pulsating brown-orange glow underneath the center as it passed over in a straight line at an altitude of 1,200-1,500 feet.
Again, these are official U.S. government records, including accounts of investigations by trained Air Force personnel. The last entry on the sighting in Washington, D.C., was particularly interesting to me because it took place on Virginia Avenue near the State Department a couple of blocks from where I worked at the U.S. Civil Service Commission.
On November 9, 1965, came the great Northeastern blackout, where the states of New York and New Jersey, the Canadian province of Ontario and most of New England experienced a complete power failure lasting twelve hours to the minute, where thirty million people were without electricity. The New York Times reported that 800,000 were trapped in subways when the power went off. UFO researchers claimed that the lights went out when military fighter planes gave chase to a UFO over New York state. The official version, which was never proven, was that personnel incorrectly set a protective device on an electrical relay line. Despite the innocuous cover story, after the incident electric companies made major upgrades to protect their systems from electromagnetic radiation. Researchers postulate that electromagnetism is a common means of UFO propulsion. Electromagnetic energy is routinely detected at crop circle sites where UFOs also have been reported.
NASA “officially” denies any knowledge of UFOs or ETs, which is absurd. When I moved to Washington, D.C., in 1970 one of the first people I met was a man who worked for the NASA office that was engaged in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). NASA had been quietly seeking intelligent life elsewhere since it was founded. Government denials in this and other areas mean nothing. Government officials are trained to lie to outsiders. It’s called “security.”
Over the years there has been a steady stream of alleged sightings coming from NASA of UFOs tracking and accompanying manned and unmanned space launches. There are credible reports that Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), the first human to walk on the moon, told industry representatives at a conference that the astronauts saw UFOs on the lunar surface. Armstrong also reportedly said that humanity had been “waved off” the moon by extraterrestrials who did not want us visiting there. And by the way, yes, NASA did send humans to the moon. But the lunar program was suddenly discontinued after 1972, with no reasonable explanation.
Astronaut Gordon Cooper (1927-2004) was one who saw UFOs and discussed them at a UN panel discussion in 1985. He spoke as one who knew they existed, not as offering mere speculation:
I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets, which are a little more technically advanced than we are on earth…. We may first have to show them that we have learned how to resolve our problems by peaceful means rather than warfare, before we are accepted as fully qualified universal team members.
Having worked for NASA and the U.S. space program, it is my own belief that one of the reasons NASA was created by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 was to meet the challenges posed by UFOs and ETs present on earth in the 1940s and 1950s. I find the reports that President Eisenhower met with ETs in 1954 and was party to some kind of treaty or protocol with them to be highly plausible. It is intriguing to consider speculation that the scene in Steven Spielberg’s film Close Encounters of the Third Kind of the meeting in the desert between earthlings and ETs was based on a real-life meeting at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Film footage of that meeting is said actually to exist.
It is also plausible to consider that the sudden development of many types of high-tech gadgetry starting in the late 1940s was due to the retro-engineering of components of crashed UFOs, such as those at or near Roswell, and/or was provided to the U.S. government by ETs seeking to have relationships with humans. Such technology is said to have included fiberoptics, the laser and the computer micro-chip. It has been the micro-chip that has made the era of modern data processing possible, was pioneered for space flight by NASA on the space shuttle and has led to the internet revolution. It is in fact plausible that the internet is a gift from the ETs; a.k.a., the Higher Powers, being the single most powerful escape currently existing for humanity to prevent total domination by the Controllers. Of course the Controllers are racing to use the internet and other computer technology for even greater enslavement of mankind.
President Ronald Reagan had a deep interest in the space program. It was Reagan who proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative, or “Star Wars” program, believing, he claimed, that it would replace the “Mutually-Assured Destruction”—“MAD”— philosophy of the nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union. Reagan had reported his own sighting of UFOs. He was also documented on several occasions as speaking about an extraterrestrial threat. According to a White House transcript, Reagan remarked during a December 4, 1985, meeting in Moscow with Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev:
How easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there
were a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the
universe. We’d forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries.
Reagan said in a speech at the United Nations on September 21, 1987:
In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all
the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us
recognize this common bond.
The history of UFOs reported at or near military sites or in contact with military aircraft both in the U.S. and abroad can leave little doubt that by Reagan’s time the perceived threat from them had become a matter of strategic concern for both the U.S. and Soviet governments. The best source for documentation of these incidents is Richard M. Dolan’s massive and authoritative UFOs and the National Security State, Vols. One and Two, with Volume Two subtitled, “The Cover-Up Exposed.” No person who has failed to read this mighty work has a right to say one word in denial of UFOs and ETs.
By the 1980s, according to Tom and The Nine, there were twelve separate extraterrestrial civilizations with spacecraft either on the earth or in earth’s vicinity. Not all of these were benign. In fact, perhaps a majority, Tom says, owed their allegiance to The Others. Included were the Greys from the Zeta Reticuli star system, only thirty-nine light-years from earth. The Greys, it is said, are the ETs responsible for most of the “alien abductions” reported over the past several decades, where medical experiments and examinations have been performed on human subjects who were then returned to earth.
Tom and The Nine say that the Greys are conducting these experiments because they are looking for a place to which to relocate due to growing environmental problems with their own planet. UFO/ET researchers are convinced the U.S. government knows about the Greys and has allowed them to function here, leading to calls by such researchers as Stephen M. Greer for disclosure by the government of all they know. Greer operates what is called the Disclosure Project for this purpose. Another extraterrestrial race believed to be working cooperatively with the U.S. government are the Nordics, operating out of bases in the Nevada desert.
But the U.S. government by no means could feel even remotely in control of its relationships with ET civilizations. ETs are able to maneuver their craft into and out of dimensions inaccessible to humans who live only in third-density consciousness. Tom and The Nine say that the reason for the rapprochement between the U.S. and Soviet Union starting in the 1980s under Reagan and Gorbachev, leading to the fall of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, was common fear of the ETs. It was also at this time that both the U.S. and Soviet Union abandoned the “space race” and decided to work cooperatively on developing and deploying the International Space Station. This was a startling development for those of us who had witnessed the sometimes bitter competition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union up to and including the decision by the U.S. to build a space station called “Freedom” that would compete for space domination with the Soviet Mir. It is completely plausible to believe that the reason the space race ended was the perceived ET threat.
Not everyone sees the ET presence as ominous. While the Roman Catholic Church has not taken an official position, Monsignor Corrado Balducci, a member of the Vatican Curia, has gone on Italian television a number of times to state his belief that extraterrestrial contact is a genuine phenomenon. Balducci emphasizes that extraterrestrial encounters “are not demonic, they are not due to psychological impairment, they are not a case of entity attachment, but these encounters deserve to be studied carefully.” In a Vatican newspaper piece titled "The Extraterrestrial Is My Brother," the Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes said the expansiveness of the universe means there could be life on planets other than earth. "In my opinion this possibility exists," Funes, the director of the Vatican Observatory, told L'Osservatore Romano:
As there is a multiplicity of creatures on earth, so there may be other beings, intelligent, created by God. This does not conflict with our faith, because we cannot put limits on the creative freedom of God.
Funes said human beings could even consider another life form an "extraterrestrial brother," because it, too, would be one of God's creatures.
It seems odd that almost alone within the world’s authority structures, these two men who are high up in the Catholic Church should have such a positive attitude. What do they know? Of course the Church has many scholars and officials who are highly informed of all that takes place on the planet. It has also been reliably said that some modern popes have had their own profound visions of Jesus/Jeshua, angels, etc. So it seems likely that the Church is aware of The Nine and their revelations that Jesus is from the extraplanetary civilization of Hoova; i.e., that Jesus himself may be an extremely refined extraterrestrial, as stated in Part One of this book.
Meanwhile, UFO researchers continue to document the facts of what has been going on for over half a century. Leslie Kean is a widely published investigative journalist and author of the book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record (Crown Books 2010). Leslie Kean’s bestselling book documents major UFO incidents worldwide taking place from 1976 to 2007, where official eye-witnesses and expert investigators have concluded that craft using technologies not in existence anywhere on earth have freely been roaming our airspace for decades.
Kean describes encounters with UFOs taking place where human-flown aircraft have disappeared, the UFOs evaded attacks from military fighters, UFOs as large or larger than aircraft carriers have been seen in the sky and where the UFOs have traded signals with human observers. She documents that UFOs make sudden maneuvers that defy all known laws of aerodynamics, may be silent though visible to radar, seem to be made of unknown materials, appear and reappear as though passing between dimensions and display lights of a brightness and behavior unknown on earth. She also uses official records to describe the CIA program that was initiated in 1953 whereby the government decided to use “mass media such as television, motion pictures, and popular articles” to debunk UFOs and make the public afraid even to talk about them. The CIA also decided to infiltrate civilian groups that studied UFO phenomena. It was these actions, along with the 1968 government-funded Condon Study that “made the subject of UFOs scientifically unrespectable” and squashed serious UFO study in the U.S. to this day.
As an example of an undeniably authentic sighting, Leslie Kean describes a major UFO appearance in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 13, 1997, called the “Phoenix Lights.” The phenomenon was witnessed by “many hundreds – more like thousands” of people, including Governor Fife Symington. The sighting lasted from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. The craft was triangular in shape and “incredibly huge.”
According to Kean:
It was the size of multiple football fields and up to a mile long, many said. A little league game had to stop as the massive object passed over the heads of moms, dads, kids and coaches staring in disbelief. Some people described its color as a dark gun-metal gray, and many people were awestruck by the silence of the object, given its size, especially when watching it take off in the blink of an eye. (Leslie Kean, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On The Record, p.248)
The federal government took no action, dispatched no investigators, and later said the sighting was merely of some “flares” that had been set off on a nearby mountain. Governor Symington, a pilot and former Air Force officer, saw the UFO with his wife and described it as “a massive delta-shaped craft.” He said, “This craft did not resemble any man-made object I had ever seen.”
Let me ask everyone who happens to be reading this book: are we today so blasé—let’s call it brain-dead—as not to resonate with this incredible information? What is going on here? Why is it happening? Why is it happening now? And as I speak to groups on this subject and listen to individuals describe their own UFO sightings, I am amazed that officialdom should so resolutely ignore them and even try to make those who have seen such things with their own eyes think they are crazy. The attitude of mainstream institutions is worse than criminal; it’s diabolical.
Similar is the attitude of the mainstream to crop circles, which it debunks as a wholesale hoax. This attitude is, of course, also absurd. Crop circles, particularly in southern England, are a potent means of communication between Divine Beings and humans, designed mainly to engender feelings of awe but also to provide information of a metaphysical nature.
The crop circles are huge, complex and have been observed in their formation many times by persons who camp out and film them as they are created by rapidly-moving balls of light. Many of the crop circles are constructed in patterns relating to the number twelve, which is a number mentioned by Tom and The Nine as being a completed pattern of synchronous relationship between the Divine and human levels. Another recent crop circle was a gigantic depiction of the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life.
An excellent resource on current scientific research on crop circle formation is Mysterious Lights and Crop Circles (Paper Chase Press, 2000) by Linda Moulton Howe. A comprehensive analysis of the relationship between crop circles and Ascension may be found in an article entitled “Crop Circle Phenomena and 2012” by Wendy Flentri, M.A. (Exopolitics Journal 4:1, March 2012, p.126-144)
To summarize, the existence of UFOs and ETs has been a thoroughly documented occurrence since the mid-1940s, with tens of thousands of credible reports both in the U.S. and other nations. From the start, UFOs have been viewed by the U.S. government as enemy combatants, invading our air space and threatening us with superior technology. There has been substantial reported military combat, including loss of life, and possibly other types of interaction between UFOs, ETs and the world’s military establishments, especially that of the U.S.
A scientific correlation has been suggested by Frances’s official UFO agency between the frequency of UFO reports and periods of nuclear weapons testing. For many years, military witnesses have suggested UFOs are in process of examining or disabling nuclear weapons at military bases. A hypothesis has been developed in the UFO/ET literature that the influx of UFOs between World War II and today has had as a major purpose to stop nuclear war from breaking out on earth. A second hypothesis has been that, with the coming of the space age, human beings are being studied, used for experimentation, or somehow oriented to the interplanetary/interstellar community. A third hypothesis is that UFO/ET contact is to get humanity used to the idea that the earth and mankind are undergoing a dimensional shift in spiritual evolution and help us respond; i.e., the Ascension.
One thing is certain: the U.S. government and mass media do not want you to believe UFOs or ETs exist. And the U.S. may be much further along than we think in creating its own space planes, flying saucers, etc. It also seems possible that technology gained from government control of Nicola Tesla’s confiscated archives has been used for secret military projects, including his designs for a flying saucer powered by energy extracted from empty space.
Some say that beneath the mountains of western North Carolina near the Pisgah National Forest are underground bases containing government-made UFOs. Some believe that the purpose is to fake a UFO/ET invasion that will frighten earth’s population into embracing the New World Order. According to scientist Carol Rosin, just before he died in 1977, Dr. Wernher von Braun, father of the rocketry that sent men to the moon, spoke at length to her when they both were working for Fairchild Industries.
Speaking frequently at UFO conferences, Rosin says that von Braun warned that in order to sustain the military-industrial complex, a false threat of an alien invasion would someday be created. Was Ronald Reagan with his comments on a possible alien threat reflecting that secret plan? Is this why Hollywood in the last twenty years has begun to portray space aliens as horrible monsters? This portrayal has been far different from such benign treatments as the movie E.T. The Extraterrestrial released in 1982. Why such a change? Has Hollywood been working with the secret government to terrify people?
So where does this leave us as we return to the theme of this book: The Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension? In the pages of this book we have also looked at the Divine Beings from many perspectives: Jesus/Jeshua coming through channeling, visions, and tangible appearances; God-realized human teachers who themselves have seen the Divine Beings in person; beings from Earth’s inner planes; all-pervasive Spirit; the Divine Mother; RA, the social memory complex who gave Carla Rueckert and her colleagues the RA Material, and Tom and The Nine, speaking through Phyllis Schlemmer to the group that included Dr. Andrija Puharich and Eugene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek. And there are millions of people around the world who communicate with angels, spirits of the departed, guides, and the Divine Beings themselves, including myself.
Now we have on top of this the ETs, both those which threaten and those which appear to come in peace. As an example, here is a report from UFOs and the National Security State, Vol. One, by Richard M. Dolan:
On the other side of Monterey Bay, California, that night [Jan. 29, 1965], radio technician Sid Padrick claimed to have encountered UFO occupants. At about two a.m., while taking a late stroll before going to bed, Padrick claimed he heard a loud humming noise and saw a machine shaped like “two thick saucers inverted.” An entity told him not to be afraid and welcomed him aboard. “You may call me Zeeno,” the being said to him. For what it’s worth, Xeno is the Greek word for stranger, something Padrick did not know. The being asked Padrick if he wanted to pay his respects to the supreme deity, and Padrick reported having a deep spiritual experience. Perhaps surprisingly, officers from nearby Hamilton AFB interviewed Padrick for three hours. According to Padrick, “They wanted my account of it, word for word.” He said there were certain details which they asked him not to talk about publicly, but he talked anyway. Reporters found that Padrick was backed up by everyone who knew him; he was not a nut, nor a religious fanatic, nor interested in UFOs. (UFOs and the National Security State , Vol. One, p. 371)
Another phenomenon related to visitors from space is that of Wanderers, mentioned previously in this book. Wanderers are individuals born on earth as humans who may have incarnated from other planetary systems. Individuals such as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Nikola Tesla were identified by RA as Wanderers. In Secrets of the UFO, Don Elkins and Carla Rueckert have devoted an entire chapter to the Wanderers, explaining their presence as follows:
His purpose [i.e., the purpose of the Wanderer, also called, sometimes, an “apple”] in coming to earth is twofold. First, he hopes to advance his own vibration or thinking by experiencing the strong catalyst of our physical world. It is a sort of trial-by-fire approach, the chance to advance more rapidly than is possible in less dense vibrations. Secondly, he hopes that he will be able to reawaken the dormant memory of why he came to earth, and so be able to carry our his mission of service to earthmen by helping to increase their awareness of universal reality. (Don Elkins and Carla Rueckert, “Secrets of the UFO,” p. 125)
The Wanderers are here, in other words, to help with the Ascension. They run the risk, however, of being caught up in earth’s dense physicality, forgetting their origins and becoming trapped in the cycles of reincarnation to which earth beings are subject. Don Elkins had learned how to hypnotize people for purposes of past-life regression. Those who displayed signs of having come to earth from other planets sometimes portrayed their experience as highly traumatic in leaving the benign atmosphere of their former home for such a troubled and depressing place as they found here. Later, Carla Rueckert became a kind of guidance counselor for Wanderers and wrote her book A Wanderer’s Handbook to help them survive and learn from their earthly experience.
The reverse may also be true, in that humans who become enlightened may be able to escape earth and its constrictions altogether. Through heightened consciousness, say some sources, they may be able to elevate themselves to other planets in other solar systems that exist on a much higher level of spiritual attainment.
Of the times in which we live, George von Tassel has written of information acquired when he was an ET contactee in the 1950s in his book, The Council of Seven Lights:
There are twelve densities in the system we occupy. Each of these is divided into twelve major cycles. Each major cycle is divided into twelve minor cycles. When a system moves out of one density into another, it is called a master cycle. The solar system we are in is now in the arc between the third and fourth densities. For the planet earth and this solar system, this is the time of times. The earth is culminating a minor cycle, a major cycle and a master cycle all at the same time. This will bring about a rebalancing of the planet on new poles. When this occurs, the great earthquake written of in Revelation will take place. (Ibid, p.181)
In her privately printed book, Voices of the Gods, Carla Rueckert wrote the following channeled message:
Your planet, along with its neighbors, is moving, as your galaxy is, into a new area of space, a new vibration. In this creation, there is nothing but order. It is only necessary to look about you to see the order and perfection of this universe. You are about to receive a gift. The gift will be a new understanding of love. Some of you have already begun to experience this, and as the progression takes place, it will become more and more apparent to many of those of earth. We are here to help with this experience. This is the reason that so many of your brothers from space, as you call it, are here now with planet earth. We are here to serve and to help the Creator’s plan bring to you the love you desire. (Ibid, p.75)
One of the great modern popularizers of the paranormal has been Brad Steiger. In his book The Aquarian Revelations (1987) he wrote:
The philosophical and metaphysical content of the essential message allegedly entrusted to the contactee is nearly always the same. A distillation of the Outer Space Apocrypha would reveal such concepts as the following:
Man is not alone in the solar system. He has “space brothers” and they have come to earth to reach him and teach him.
The Space Brothers have advanced information which they wish to impart to their weaker brethren. The Space Brothers want man to join an intergalactic spiritual federation.
The Space Brothers are here to teach, to help man rise to higher levels of vibration so that he may be ready to enter new dimensions. According to the Outer Space Apocrypha, such a
goal was precisely what Jesus, the prophets, Confucius and the leaders of the great religions
have tried to teach man.
Man stands now in the transitional period before the dawn of a New Age. With peace, love, brotherhood and understanding on man’s part, he will see a great new era begin to dawn.
If man should not raise his vibratory rate within a set period of time, severe earth changes and cataclysms will take place. Such disasters will not end the world, but shall serve as
cataclysmic crucibles to burn off the dross of unreceptive humanity. (Ibid, p. 190-191)
So what comes next? Tom and The Nine say that humanity cannot afford to sit on their hands and wait to be rescued from the multiple environmental threats that face us. They say that if we just let spiritual evolution take its course, earth will enter an ice age where no living thing will survive, though the planet itself may be spared. But the souls of humanity will be locked up in darkness for millions of years. Is that what we want for our children and grandchildren?
The Nine say we must demand of the world’s governments freedom and justice for all earth’s inhabitants and an end to the destruction of the natural environment. Earth and nature are going to defend and renew themselves in any case, but what if we all worked on the spiritual level, through love and meditation, to relieve the tensions that result in natural disasters? The Nine say, “This is the time of the people,” and we should listen. They say it is not enough to meet in small groups for private devotions. There must be action beyond that.
Many of the sacred sources also speak of a coming “Landing” of the twenty-four civilizations that are called by The Nine the Council of Guardians. But it cannot happen as long as the Controllers on earth remain in charge. If the Divine Beings came visibly to earth, they would be attacked by those who control governments and have armed themselves to the teeth against any perceived threat. Much must change before a Landing can take place. And it is not right for humans to expect the Divine Beings to bail us out when we have not done all we can to make the New Earth a reality.
The great change may take a while longer. RA says it could be 100-700 years before the transition is complete. What are people going to be doing between now and whenever the great change takes place to cooperate and prepare? Obviously it can’t be business as usual, because it’s business as usual that is killing the planet and enslaving those who might survive the cataclysms that may be coming.
There are many prophecies today that the Divine Beings, acting under the overall direction of the Aeons, will be arriving at some future time. Samael Aun Weor also speaks of a Landing. But as the scriptures say and as was stated in Part One of this book, “Ye know not the day or the hour.” One thing is certain: the old world is ending. How will the world end? A Course in Miracles posed this question. The answer it gave: “It will end in joy.”
About the Author, Richard Cook
In 1970 Richard Cook graduated from the College of William and Mary, receiving a degree with honors and election to Phi Beta Kappa. He then came to Washington, D.C., to study meditation and spirituality and serve as an analyst with the federal government. While at NASA Cook warned of a possible disaster due to faulty O-ring joints in the space shuttle solid rocket boosters. The disaster came to pass with the loss of Challenger and seven American astronauts in January 1986. Cook then worked at the U.S. Treasury department for over two decades. Upon retirement in 2007, he wrote articles predicting the financial crash of 2008. Cook has published several books, including “In the Footsteps of the Yogi” on his spiritual experiences; “Challenger Revealed”on his time as a whistleblower with NASA; and “We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform”on how to change the financial system. In his latest book, Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension, Cook says that Ascension is real and applies to all human beings. Cook writes further that the Divine Beings known in ancient times as Aeons are here and available to guide us. Cook and his wife Karen now live in Roanoke, VA, USA, where they teach Ascension Meditation and Healing™ at the Lifestream Center.