Being with the Beings and Make/Manifest – out now in audiobook

As of this week, two more of my books have been published as audiobooks: Being with the Beings – The How and the Why of ET Contact, and Make/Manifest – A Life in Art and Craft.

Being with the Beings is produced by Sean McElhiney, a California-based producer with over 25 years experience in radio broadcasting as a news announcer, talk show host, and jock. He currently hosts the interview podcast Writing Itself.

He has a warm and relaxing voice, which is perfect for such a complex and challenging subject. He brings the interviews to life wonderfully and I knew immediately that he was the right person for this project. I am very grateful to him for bringing his professionalism and talent to this work. It is so enjoyable to sit back and listen to the stories unfold.

Make/Manifest is produced by Gabrielle Puyat, AKA Gnoia, a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles. She was another huge get for my audiobook projects. As an artist herself, she is tuned into the material and brings enthusiasm and insight to her read. And as a singer her voice is fabulously alive as she brings the interviews to listeners.

I recommend her music to anyone who likes their music both chill and deep.

New book: Make/Manifest – A Life in Art and Craft

I am delighted to share with you that my new book has just been published, titled: Make/Manifest – A Life in Art and Craft.

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Make/Manifest: A Life in Art and Craft is an exploration of the challenges and rewards of living a creative life. Twenty-three award-winning artists and creators share the insights they have gained through long-term relationships with their craft, discussing their medium, their relationship with their audience, and their approaches to creative and professional sustainability. These unique profiles offer the reader inspiration and illumination that will help them reflect on, deepen and refresh their craft.

It features interviews with artists working in fine arts, street art, devotional art, collective art, performance art and more. The contributors are: Kari Barba, Formica Coriandolo, Mike Hall, David Hurn, Corin Johnson, Claudia Kappenberg, Muazzam Ali Khan, Reuben Langdon, Peter Lord, Rama Mani, Miguel Mendonça, Maggie Murphy, Charlotte Mary Pack, Lee Pepper, Lady Pink, Stan Prokopenko, Herman Rarebell, Red Means Recording, Josh Scott, Matthew Shewchuk, Dave Smith, Kazuaki Tanahashi and Eda Elif Tibet. The foreword is by actress and activist Chipo Chung.

It has been an absolute joy to put together. These highly successful artists and makers have all overcome a lifetime of challenges to produce work that has been seen, heard, felt and enjoyed by millions of people around the world. These interviews will be inspiring and supportive to creatives of any level. Readers can learn lessons from those within and outside their medium, and return to them time and time again.

I have written a brief introduction to the book on my site, setting out the birth and development of the idea, and sharing more information on the contributors.

The book is available worldwide through Amazon.

Meet the Hybrids – Japanese and French editions out now!

The Tokyo-based publisher Natural Spirit Co. has just published the Japanese language edition of Meet the Hybrids. We are grateful to them for helping to share this book with more of the world’s readers.

Barbara and I would also like to thank Nami Horiike at the English Agency (Japan) Ltd., and Haruko Furukawa for their translation.

The book is available from a number of booksellers:

Amazon Japan

Natural Spirit’s website

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Rakuten Books

Kinokuniya Bookweb

TSUTAYA online

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HMV&BOOKS ONLINE

The French language edition has been published by our Montreal-based partners, Ariane Editions. You can buy the book from their site, or Amazon. We would like to thank Marc Vallée for his work in bringing the book to French-speaking readers.

Wisdom: Now and Always – Out Now

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At the age of seven I was told the story of the wisdom of King Solomon, and how he identified the true mother of a baby, when two women had both claimed to be such. He said he would solve their problem by cutting the baby in two and giving them half each, at which point one of the women fell to her knees and begged him to give the child to the other woman. In one simple, insightful statement, he navigated to the love and protective instinct of motherhood. On hearing this, I felt an immediate explosion of light around my head – true illumination. And I understood that wisdom is a most previous and powerful resource for solving problems and improving our lives. But, over the course of the next four decades, I have seen too little wisdom in the cultures I have had access to. And now more than ever, it is vital that we value and develop it.

In this extraordinary year of 2020, so many crises of our own making are coming to a head. Adding to the mounting climate emergency, we have a pandemic, boiling racial tensions, and the beginning of the greatest depression the world has ever seen. We could add many other problems to the list, but this is more than enough to deal with. My response has been to assemble a group of extraordinary people to help me navigate to the heart of wisdom, and put together a book which can help anyone identify and cultivate their own wisdom. It is a simple truth that the more of us who do this, the better our lives will be. 

I say this with all confidence, because wisdom, in this study, is not seen as simply a way to enrich ourselves, or to outdo others. It is not a matter of being smarter than others, or older. It is about living with an open heart and mind, and cultivating a way of being which is fundamentally benevolent. The image I chose for the cover is a photo I took while on a horse riding trip in Mongolia. It speaks to me of the heart of wisdom. It is open, kind, noble and genuine. Her energy was warm and welcoming, and her life was lived within the rhythms of her world. For centuries their way of life on the steppe has endured, because it works with nature, not against it. The background is a photo of the front of one of their cupboards. It is simple artwork, yet it conveys to me both solidity and fluidity, form and formlessness, masculine and feminine. It has a balance of these qualities and holds that energy in a way that brings me back to it over and over again.

This book may well be the most personally meaningful I ever produce, as it goes back to a formative experience, and one of the first moments I felt like I understood the nature and purpose of existence. Setting up the project was both a challenge and a pleasure. My background in sustainability gave me access to the kinds of people who demonstrate great wisdom in their work. And through friendships and inspired enquiries, I found my way to many other people who I felt could add important dimensions to the study. The questions were designed to help us define wisdom through personal experience, understand how it can be developed, and tune into its multidimensional benefits. 

The 25 contributors are: Failautusi Avegalio Jr., Isabelle Axelsson, David Bailey, Lyn Buchanan, Rachel Corby, Jane Davidson, David Eby, Michel Ferrari, Herbert Girardet, Randy Hayes, David Krieger, Satish Kumar, Kim Langbecker, Reuben Langdon, Frances Moore Lappe, Francesc Miralles, Juan Pablo Orrego, Tiffany Patterson, Elisabet Sahtouris, Mollie Semple, Vandana Shiva, Sulak Sivaraksa, Wendy Stephenson, Julie Taylor and Mike Wallis. They have more than 1,500 years of collective life experience, across three generations. They represent a wide range of professional backgrounds, including education, governance, the military, science, industry, the arts, journalism, activism and nonprofit, religion and spirituality. Between them they have traveled to most of the countries of the world. They come from 11 nations, on five continents, and speak at least 10 languages. They have produced around 200 books, which have sold millions of copies. Their careers have benefited countless people. I feel incredibly grateful to have brought them together for this project, and it has been a hugely life-affirming experience. I believe we have collectively moved toward a solid sense of wisdom, and its shared benefit, now and always. My greatest wish is that this book will help the reader recognize, cultivate and share their own wisdom.

Wisdom: Now and Always is available in paperback, kindle and audiobook worldwide through Amazon, and will soon be available through many other national booksellers. You can order through Amazon US here. It is also available on iTunes.

We Are the Disclosure Complete Edition Now Available

We Are the Disclosure – A People’s History of the Extraterrestrial Field – is now available as a single, huge edition, in paperback and kindle. This replaces the previous two part edition.

WATD Kindle CE cover copyIt is a deep dive into the ‘extraterrestrial’ field and beyond, featuring interviews with 26 people who have journeyed through many of its aspects, from the material, technological and political, to the philosophical, metaphysical and spiritual. It offers readers a comprehensive exploration of the subject, a people’s history of the efforts of the last century to understand and work with this complex, important phenomenon.

The book features interviews with such luminaries as Barbara Lamb, Mary Rodwell, R. Leo Sprinkle PhD, Stanton Friedman, C. B. Scott Jones PhD, Michael Cremo, Rebeca Hardcastle Wright PhD, Klaus Dona and the late Jim Marrs. The process was life-changing for me, and I trust the book will serve the curiosity of readers for many years to come.

Full list of contributors:

Stanton Friedman, Barbara Lamb, Jim Marrs, Mary Rodwell, Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle, Dr. Rebecca Hardcastle Wright, Alfred Lambremont Webre, Clifford Stone, Lyn Buchanan, Michael Cremo, Klaus Dona, Lee Speigel, Professor Milton Wainwright, Dr. C. B. Scott Jones, Alexis Brooks, Robert Fullington, Rey Hernandez, Gary Heseltine, Jujuolui Kuita, Vanessa Lamorte, Dr. Rita Louise, Marilyn Gewacke, Derek Savory, Jerry Wills, Victor Viggiani and Dr. CristiAnne Quiros.

Meet the Hybrids Audiobook Now Available

For those who enjoy audiobooks, Meet the Hybrids is now available. Click the image to visit the Audible page.


Since the publication of Meet the Hybrids in December 2015, all of us involved in the project have been hearing from readers how the book has informed, fascinated and supported them.

It is a study of the lives of eight people who understand themselves to be part-human and part-ET. We discuss both aspects of their nature, how they manage living in two worlds, what their missions are, how they enact those missions, and how they are supported in their work here. We also look at the overall purposes of the hybrid program, its relationship with Ascension, and New Earth narratives.

Co-authored by Miguel Mendonça and Barbara Lamb, and narrated by Alexis Brooks, the book features interviews with Jacquelin Smith, Robert Fullington, Jujuolui Kuita, Vanessa Lamorte Hartshorn, Charmaine D’Rozario-Saytch, Matthew Thomas, Tatiana Amore and the late, great Cynthia Crawford.

Lightworker Glass: Shifting Expression

Book stackSince publishing my most recent book Being with the Beings in March of 2017, I have had a profound life change, moving from writing to glass work. After producing or contributing to around a dozen books in ten years, I feel that part of the mission is complete.

The truth is, I can no longer express where I am at in words. Through the process of working on Meet the Hybrids, We Are the Disclosure and Being with the Beings, it was increasingly the case that the language to describe evolutionary experience is often inadequate or nonexistent. People use ‘Ascension’ a great deal, and talk about ‘frequency shifts’ and so on, but I have found that language too abstract, and varying significantly in interpretation. Unrelatable and imprecise, in short. What impacted me the most was connecting with the extraordinary interviewees, the information they shared and the experiences I had during this period. It feels less true to say that it changed my life, and more true to say that it made my whole life make more sense. It would take a whole book to lay out the details, but in essence, the overall experience helped me to feel better situated in this reality. And that is invaluable.

After Being with the Beings came out I did the round of promo interviews with colleagues from the book, then, due to an amazing case of divine intervention, I moved house. After getting settled in late September I was at a close friend’s home, and she taught me the rudiments of copper foiling, a basic glass work technique. I made a small lightcatcher.

LightcatcherThe magical alchemy of working with light, color and energy lit up my imagination, and I could not stop.

Almost immediately I went from 2D to 3D, and made a series of lamps and light shades. The tall candle shade is a center piece for my parents’ golden wedding anniversary. The dodecahedron was a technical challenge, just to see if I could pull it off. You can readily see a pyramid theme developing.

Stained glass collection

Long lamp

The long pyramid lamp came from a vision, and at that point I realized that all the designs were showing up as visions. As I thought about working more intentionally with these visions, a sentence began looping in my mind: “Clear the channel, clear the channel.” I took this to mean meditation, so consulted a friend who has done TM since the 70s, and he pointed me to a local teacher. After my initiation I began to meditate twice daily, and in the first week I saw an image of a cast piece of glass featuring the face of one of Cynthia Crawford’s ET sculptures.

Zuma Zeta sculpture fullThe piece, a Zuma Zeta, was given to me by Juju, who had bought it from Cynthia some years before. It always seemed like it was connecting with me, like it was trying to tell me something, and when I mentioned this, Juju insisted on sending it to me. I was astonished by this and tried to refuse, but she said, “No one really owns anything. And often things come to us just so they can get to the right person.” That outlook has stayed with me, and been useful in my own process of letting go.

So I bought a kiln, began researching casting methodologies then made a test piece. It was sufficiently successful that I realized I could improve the design and make them for other people. As I wondered about whether it was cool to use Cynthia’s sculpture for this project, in my next meditation she appeared, looking much younger – probably in her 30s – and she was just blazing love and light, as she always did when we spoke. I asked, “Is this legit? Is that you Cynthia, or am I just off on some lovely trip by myself?” I don’t recall the words in the exchange that followed, but I was left with a powerful sense of love, excitement and support from her – which I am certain is precisely how she would have responded in life. When I shared this experience with others who knew her, several of them said they’d had the same type of encounter – and they all said she looked much younger.

In putting this article together, I discovered – with hairs standing up on my neck – that I began this journey two days before Cynthia passed over. After her diagnosis of brain cancer, she said to me, “Don’t worry sweetie, we’ll still be working together, it’s just that I’ll be working from the ships.”

During a Skype call with Krista Raisa, whom I interviewed in Being with the Beings, her partner Ra suggested using the Nubian pyramid shape in my work, as it has a much stronger energetic effect than the Giza pyramid form. This happened to complement the shape of the being’s face perfectly, so I went with it. Since then I have made around a dozen of the ET sculptures, as well as other designs, some on the theme of portals. And one of my personal pieces is a mixture of the two, the blue and yellow spiral.

After receiving the name Lightworker Glass in a download I set up an Etsy shop so people can order pieces worldwide, and they are already on three continents. Most people use them in meditation, and all who do have reported fascinating experiences, including contacts and healings. This type of art, including light language and crop circles, often has ‘activating’ and healing aspects. This may be central to their purpose.

It is always gratifying when my work is of practical use to others, and the fact that these pieces are enjoyed on multiple levels is a delight. And as someone who values efficiency, to hold one of these pieces and understand its genesis says more, more immediately, than words could ever do. I hear from an increasing number of people that their experience is being channeled through art, and Being with the Beings is illustrated to reflect this. It can be a more obvious and natural way to express the journey than written language. By their nature, words limit what they define, and this journey is rarely about limitation.

Art invites and involves, it hints and suggests, but it leaves the audience to their own conclusions. And if I’ve learned one thing above all else in this field – and in life – it is that everyone has their own reality, and their own evolving conclusions on where they’re at, what this is, and what it’s all about. Through each book in the series I have tracked my evolving perspectives, but since Beings came out I had struggled to articulate the effect this work has had on me, so it is now deeply satisfying to be able to tell that story in a single piece of glass.

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“I found myself very drawn to the shape and the image within it, especially when the light shines through. It is beautiful and reminds me that we are all so much more than this physical body but connected to all sentience.”
– Mary Rodwell, Australia

“In holding the sculpture during meditation, the immediate felt sense was that it was alive. I have worked with other organic gems before, but with this sculpture I had an immediate knowing that there was more to the object than anticipated. As the meditation continued I felt a presence and guidance, unfamiliar to me. A communication ensued about how this being, now in my hands, was in service to me and would accompany me on my meditation. I believe that as I use this sculpture in the future this Being can offer possibilities of connection and information. Totally Awesome!”
– Darlene Van de Grift, New York

“I was captivated by these sculptures for several reasons. They are beautiful objects with inspiring colors, and I had never seen anything like it. They made me want to pick them up. I’m now happy to be the guardian of one myself. It’s fascinating to look at up close, and calming to handle, and at night I illuminate it with a tea light and the effect is warming and reassuring. And above all, this was created by my soul brother Miguel, my main contact on this planet, and that adds to my enjoyment every day.”
– D.B., France

“I call my sculpture ‘B’. The first time I meditated with him I knew I had to bring him up my third eye and I have done so ever since. What happens next is always intense! Energy will rush into and through my brow chakra, swirl like a hurricane in my head and shoot out the back. This leads to an instant shift in frequency and transcendental experiences. My off-world communication has been simultaneously intensifying for work/project and personal reasons, so I don’t think it is a coincidence that B found his way into my life at this point to help facilitate that.”
– Naomi Cook, Australia

 

The Passing of Cynthia Crawford, Our Galactic Godmother

Our friend and guide, Cynthia Crawford, has passed from this life. She was among the first people Barbara and I interviewed for Meet the Hybrids, and I was immediately struck – as most of us are – by her light, her loving energy.

But I loved that she also had a mischievous side, and she would instantly make me laugh when we got chatting. She did not take things too seriously, but had an infectious enthusiasm for life and all it can bring. She could talk about the mundane in the most magical way, and illuminate the numerous layers of meaning in any situation.

Her interview in Meet the Hybrids was life-changing for me. The quote I pulled out for the image sums it up. She outlines a vision in which we are all fragments of Source, our souls each a piece of a divine consciousness, an intelligence which makes up all of creation. This fragmented yet interconnected entity seeks experience in order to know more and be more. Therefore as souls we incarnate purposefully, choosing a path which brings us what we need. I picture it as a kind of spiritual tourism. If one thinks about the vast panoply of motivations behind tourism in Spain, for example, we can see this play out. From Catholic pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago to stag night packs staggering through the streets of Magaluf, to students of art, culture and architecture touring Granada and Barcelona. If we open this out to the planet, it offers everything you could want in the third dimension; every type of experience and relationship, every mindset, every set of values, every goal. In this view, all of it stands on a foundation of equality. While we all vary in our talents and abilities, it is all part of a collective effort. With a car, for example, we cannot say that fundamentally the tires are better than the gearstick, but they are the best component for their given role, and all complete the system and allow it to perform its function.

If life is a collective enterprise, then everything we do adds to the process, and by definition, no one can be left out of the complex web of cause and effect that makes the world what it is. In this way, everything we are, and everything we do lives on in the rest of the web. Part of me has been shaped by Cynthia, and that passes from me to others. At this point, hundreds of thousands of people have been enriched by Cynthia’s contribution to the human story, and so she, like everyone else, lives on through the web of conscious existence on this world, and beyond it. I don’t know how much more one could ask of a life.

As well as her amazing ET sculptures, which she is perhaps best known for, she worked every day as a connector. She was a global hub, and would be contacted by people from around the world who, as her quote lays out, wanted to understand what was happening to them, what it means and what they might do as a result. She brought people together, and helped to build and strengthen local, national and international connections between experiencers, hybrids, researchers, therapists, artists and many others who wanted to learn more, to assist others, or find the assistance they required. Many of my contacts came through Cynthia, and most people involved in the subject have met her at conferences or seen her sculptures. In a field as riven as any other by argument and infighting, I never heard a bad word said about her. She gave all she had to give in a most inspirational and genuine way.

But her belief was that after this life she would continue to work with us “on the ships,” and I anticipate that already people will be receiving information they understand to have come from Cynthia. Certainly she had a presence which is easy to feel, and an energy that stays with you long after talking. I am looking forward to hearing stories of encounters with Cynthia’s spirit, and perhaps meeting her in dreamtime. Either way, her words come back to me on a daily basis, and none are more important to me than freeing myself and others from my judgments. If the world adopted this single practice, I imagine the world would be transformed. As they say, we must each be the change we wish to see in the world. So thank you and bless you Cynthia – you are welcome to visit any time.

3D Craft Initiation – video out now

So many people have asked me about audio books, that I’ve decided to do something similar, but frankly more fun. I have around 100 hours of interview audio from Meet the Hybrids, We Are the Disclosure and Being with the Beings, and have begun turning some of it into music videos.

The first is Robert Fullington telling the story of the epic 45-minute UFO encounter that really kicked off his journey. It is from his interview for Beings, and is a great story, well told.

It is the first original video for the new We Are The Disclosure YouTube channel, and the audio is available on the WeAreTheDisclosure SoundCloud channel.

Being with the Beings out now in paperback

Being with the Beings, the final part of my trilogy on ET-human interaction, is available now on Amazon. It is a deep dive into the experiences of ET contact with nine people who have had long, ongoing interaction with a wide variety of beings. Their interviews reveal their techniques for making safe, meaningful contact with non-human intelligences. We hear how it has changed or defined their lives, why they are involved in direct contact, and what they offer the world as a result.

We learn how channelers, hybrids and artists bring through communications from a wide variety of beings, whether written, spoken or drawn, and how their psychic abilities have been used or expanded as a result.

The project concept came to me as a download, with the title, outline, list of participants and list of questions, including: what message would they like to share? Evidently, someone wanted to say something. So each participant shares a message from the beings, and in the case of the channels, the author interviews the beings through them. The messages and discussions are always fascinating, and often profound. Whether you are an experiencer or not, this book will give you more perspective on the interactions between humans and the beings, and offers a practical guide to developing your own contact protocols.