His Holiness Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun 1932-2010

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Article: Teaching a class on Channeling at the United Nations

Article: Teaching a class on Channeling at the United Nations
A Class on Channeling at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria
April 26 2000

Steve, Barbara Rother and the group are five time presenters at the United Nations on two continents

This is the story of the events that preceded teaching a class on channeling at the United Nations April 26th 2000. We believe it to be the first class on the art of channeling ever presented at a UN facility anywhere.

The idea came to me when I was talking to a friend on the phone. I was telling her that I was very excited that we had just been asked to speak before a group at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. She asked; “what are you going to talk about?” That was the first time I really thought about the focus of this presentation. Last year the whole thing lasted about 3 hours. I presented a live channel from the Group, which included questions to the Group from the UN employees. I had an hour preceding the channel to tell the story of how a building contractor turned into a channeler, and it was all I could do to keep it to an hour. Now I realized that we had an opportunity to focus this session in another direction and my mind went crazy with the possibilities. Then the Group dropped the thought in my head and I heard my own voice tell the person on the phone that we were going to teach a class in channeling at the United Nations.

When I first started channeling as part of our seminars the Group wanted me also to teach channeling. They say that we humans have a tendency to mystify things we do not understand and channeling is no exception. They have told me that, from their point of view, this form of communication is very common and is no different than receiving inspiration from any source. They say that with practice we can all learn to listen to the guidance that sits on our shoulders. We all look at the famous channels and hear that one day they suddenly began receiving messages from the other side. The Group says there are two ways you can attain this ability. The first is through mastering this form of communication in a previous lifetime and bringing these attributes forward. These are the people who suddenly begin receiving very clear information. The other way is to develop and master this art of listening to spirit in this lifetime.

The group gave me an illustration by placing me at the keyboard of a beautiful grand piano. They made me aware of the beautiful music flowing through my head. The problem is that I do not know how to play the piano and therefore cannot express what I am hearing. In fact, most of the time I am not even aware of the music flowing through my head because I am not looking for it. Much the way we all can learn to play the piano and develop the natural flow of music in our heads, we also can learn to express the inner guidance that we all have access to. One of the most difficult parts is to learn to trust what we are getting. When we first start taking piano lessons we usually hit a large number of sour notes. Similarly, when we first begin to channel we often interpret energy incorrectly. In the piano lessons we expect to make mistakes when learning but in channeling we do not allow ourselves this latitude. The most interesting part of this analogy is that it is far easier to learn the art of channeling than it is to learn the piano.

The VIC Esoteric Society is a group that meets weekly at the Vienna International Community that houses the UN and many of the UN organizations. Its members are primarily employees of the United Nations and many of its subsidiary organizations including UNIDO, (the United Nations Industrial Organization), The Atomic Energy Agency, (which oversees all atomic activity globally) and several others. The VIC society hires presenters to speak at special meetings and this was the second year I had been asked to present information from the Group. When the president of the society asked me what I would be speaking about, I told her I would present an introductory talk and live channel and then I would present a segment from our seminars on how to channel that would include a channeling exercise. Neither one of us knew how it would go over with the members of the society but we both agreed it was worth a try.

We arrived early at the United Nations and had to go through security at the Vienna International Center. The V.I.C. is a small international city made up of several beautiful buildings in the heart of Vienna. Since we were essentially going into another country we had to go through a security check. This year it was much easier than last because we did not bring the sword or the scepter that we use in our seminars. At 5:00 pm the normal workday finished and the members began to filter in. I was very surprised to see so many familiar faces and to us it was a spiritual family re-union with many people we remembered from the previous year.

As the room filled we began our introductions. I did a short introduction and told everyone that after the live channel we would present a class on channeling for those that wished to stay. Normal presentations for this venue are 90 minutes but we would be there for 4 hours for those who wished to stay and experience this. Then I started the live channel and the Group presented a beautiful message about planet Earth in the years ahead. They spoke of a form of Government designed for empowered humans that would be re-emerging soon. They said it was a form of non-government and is a return of the Lemurian ways. They spoke much of Lemuria and Atlantis; of what went wrong and how that can be avoided this time. They talked about Hitler and the eight million Lightworkers and the role they played in the evolution of planet Earth. They talked about the importance of working with the Indigo children to help them with their tasks of redefining the role of children everywhere. Then they also talked about the return of the Crystal Children and how we can prepare the planet to easily accept them. At one point the Group challenged those in attendance to create a formal space for the uniting of the religions of the world. They said that finding the common threads in the religions will quickly lead to a peaceful co-existence and understanding of our fellow men. Their message was followed by questions from the audience addressed directly to the Group. There were many beautiful things the Group shared with everyone and I will never forget the overwhelming honor they had for this gathering of souls. I will also always re-member opening my eyes after the channel to see all the teary eyes staring back at me. I re-member thinking how this powerful gathering of souls was exactly the same as all the Lightworkers that attend our seminars and it made me very peaceful inside to know that these people were playing such important roles.

We took a short break and many had to leave because of children waiting at home or trains they had to catch, but they all left us with hugs. When we reconvened there were about 25 people who wanted to channel. I talked for some time on what channeling really is and what it is not. I explained the way I present this information at corporate seminars. Even though I usually do not present channeling exercises at the corporate seminars, I do talk a lot about tapping into intuition and getting in the flow. I talked about how everyone has access to this ability but very few trust themselves enough to bring it through. I really can’t teach anyone to channel because everyone already has the ability. What I can do is to tell them what it feels like for me and provide them with a space to experience and practice their own abilities. We did several exercises designed to get the flow moving. We did exercises in self-channeling as well as channeling for others. We did psychometry exercises and non-dominant writing exercises as a way of getting the energy moving. Then we closed with a free form channeling exercise for everyone. I will say that these people did at least as well as any of the Lightworker seminars and it was a very special experience for us to present this at the United Nations.

Our European tour in April 2000 lasted five weeks, during which time we presented seven seminars including two corporate seminars. The channeling exercise at the United Nations was one that we will always re-member. If you had told me four years ago that I would be teaching a class on channeling at the United Nations I would have thought you were crazy. I guess the cosmic joke is on me!

Channel # 2 – The Government of MU – Vienna, Austria, April 2000

Channel # 2 – The Government of MU
Vienna, Austria, April 2000

Lightworkers at the United Nations

Channel #2
The Government of MU
Presented to the Esoteric Society at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria.
April 26 2000

Steve, Barbara Rother and the group are five time presenters at the United Nations on two continents

The following channel was presented to the Esoteric Society at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. This was the second occasion that we were invited to speak. In the audience were delegates, department heads, office managers, secretaries, engineers and scientists from the Atomic Energy Agency. Directly following this presentation we presented what we believe is the first class on channeling ever presented at a United Nations facility.

The VIC Esoteric Society meets in the Vienna International Community which is an international city housing all parts of the United Nations. The members are primarily employees of the United Nations and many of its subsidiary organizations including UNIDO, (the United Nations Industrial Organization), The Atomic Energy Agency, (which oversees all atomic activity globally), UCBDO and several others. The VIC society hires presenters to speak at special meetings, and this was the second year Barbara and I were asked to present information and a live channel from the Group.

Upon arrival in Vienna, we went to the VIC. We were actually entering the Vienna International Community and had to go through an extensive security check much like clearing customs. In effect, we were entering a country within a country. When the time came and the members began to filter into the room I was surprised to see so many familiar faces. To us it was a Spiritual family re-union with many people we re-membered from the previous year. It’s great to see how many very important, powerful people are reaching for higher truths during these times. The gap between mainstream and metaphysics grows smaller.

The room soon filled and we began. The Group presented the beautiful message below. After the channel and a short break we began the channeling exercises. We were delighted to find that most everyone connected in some way. The entire process took five hours, which represented a large commitment for those participating. We were very honored to be presenting this information.

This European tour in April/May 2000 lasted five weeks. During this time Barbara and I presented seven seminars, including two corporate ones. I love to bridge the gap between mainstream and metaphysics. If you had told me six years ago that I would be teaching a class on channeling at the United Nations I would have thought you were crazy. I guess the cosmic joke is on me! We are evolving into a higher form of humanity. That evolution includes all walks of life. It’s a great time to be alive!

Greetings from Home.

As we look around the room we see brothers and sisters looking into each other’s eyes. We see those of you in the room are very powerful beings, for you have changed your destiny on the Planet of Free Choice. Through your choices, through your connections, you have created a reality that resembles Home. We tell you, it is our greatest honor to be sitting in your presence, for we are here to re-flect your magnificence. We are here to hold the mirror up to you so that you may see who you are. We are here to help you re-member. The room is now filling with the entourages that are your own guides and oversouls. We sit in your presence and we are honored to wash your feet, for you are the masters and we are here to help you re-member that. For you to take even the smallest amount of your power and use it to create your reality is our highest dream. We are honored to be here with you as you now do exactly that.

Tonight we bring you information of great importance. There are some in this room that will carry this information to very important areas. We ask you not to judge yourself and think, no, it is not me, for my job is unimportant. We tell you if only you knew how much trouble we went to, to put you into that position. Even those of you who think you cannot make a difference are about to see for yourselves what a difference you can make. We see the pain in your eyes and the difficulties that you experience on the Gameboard. We tell you we love you for it, for what you are accomplishing would not be possible without the pain. Bless it and release it, and do not get comfortable with it, for that pain is a temporary situation. In the next few days many of you will be seeing a major influx of energy. Use it. Grab hold of this power and apply it in your life. Dare to create your highest reality. Dare to go after your passion. That is where you are of the highest use to yourself and to those around you. That is where you are of the highest use to the Universe.

The ‘Government’ of Mu

The information we bring this night is about the formation of groups that will bring back the greatest of governments that has ever visited the Planet of Free Choice. That was the government of Mu. In the days of what you called Lemuria, there was a system of government that made space for empowered humans and we tell you that it is making its way back to the planet as we speak. There are those of you in this room and those of you reading this who will act upon this information. There are those who will plant the seeds. Imagine a day when the governments of the world talk as one. Imagine a day when the religions of the world find harmony. Imagine a day when the hearts of mankind find balance through seeking their commonalities instead of searching for their differences. We tell you that day is at hand. Make space for this in your lives.

We challenge you to create the organization necessary to make room for the blending of all the religions of the world, and you will see a reemergence of the government of Mu.

The government that you call Lemuria is actually a form of non-government, for by its very nature it is self-regulating. Begin by applying the basic principles of empowerment. First, empower those around you. Learn to live with human empowerment as the rule and primary motivation of all organization. Empower first yourself and have the courage to use your power. Walk forward into the life of your own choosing. Dare to create the best for yourself. Center your own energy by placing your needs first. Fill your cup first, then turn around and fill others. By doing this you will have much more to give to others. Start then to restructure the competition that has created the illusion of separateness in your reality. The economists of your world even now know that as one does well, all do well. As you have seen, when one economy dips, others do not rise. In reality, they all fall in sympathy. This is not competition. This is a common thread that connects you all, becoming stronger as you step into the next level of evolution.

The government of Mu had no laws. Free choice was always honored and it was balanced with the responsibility of cause and effect. If one were to cause an infringement upon another’s choices, the effect would be swift and self-imposed. We tell you that when you inhabited Mu your vibrations were very high indeed. You held your power within, not without. Therefore, laws as such were not required. Instead you relied on customs that were treated with greatest respect and honor. All customs were focused on empowerment. Even though there were governors they were servants and not leaders. Collective power was not afforded the governors, they were trusted servants who watched the relationship to the Universal Energy in comparison to all actions within the land of Mu. There were no penalties other than extradition in only the most extreme cases. When there was infringement upon another’s free choice the perpetrator would ultimately decide the best way to reconcile the energy. Mu was a highly evolved spiritual society where it was not a right but an honored privilege to be in communion with the highest vibration of souls. Life in Mu was all about choice. You could choose to walk in your power or not. You are just now reaching a state in your evolution this time around that will begin to support the return to the ideals of Mu. We ask you to move slowly and to allow this transition to occur gently.

Start with Self First

Choose your state of mind carefully for your own reality is also part of a collective. This is why we implore you to dare to create the highest, most generous reality that you can. As you take responsibility for your own joy, feel the vibrations of Home spread to others around you. This will spread to your organizations, businesses and governments of the New Planet Earth. Feel the love of Mu that is your birthright and you will feel the power that has been yours all along. Then we ask you to find ways of utilizing the power. Use it first to create the things that you wish to have in your lives that make life easier for you, for it is your right to be comfortable on the planet. Treat yourself as if the highest of masters were coming to visit you. Would you not afford them your best linen? Would you not set a place for them with the finest china and feed them only the finest foods? We tell you, you are that master. Treat yourself with that respect and all will fall into place around you. Set your own tone intentionally through these actions and watch the magic begin. Treat yourself well, for only when you do, and only when you allow yourselves to become fully involved in your passion, can you re-flect the energy of Home to others around you.

The Shifting Energy

It is a wondrous time in which you live and we tell you there is much magic in the air. You will see it soon if you have not seen it already. The setbacks ahead will only serve to hasten a global understanding of Unity. Know that as the collective vibration rises, so also do you rise. Even the economies of the world are all interconnecting as they emulate the Universal Energy. As one grows, they all grow. And as one expands, they all expand. This is the Universal Energy in action. Allow yourselves to be in a constant state of expansion, constantly reaching for the higher truths that help you expand. Take charge only of your own vibration and know that this action alone will leave your mark on everything around you. Then we ask you to do something that is very difficult, for we ask you then to accept the best as it is re-turned to you.

The organization of the days of Mu is making its way back now. Apply it on the smallest scales to begin with.

Apply it in your home. Apply it in your schools, apply it in your businesses. Apply it in all the relationships around you. Be comfortable with placing empowered people in your field.

Instead of seeing your differences, search for your similarities. Then give others the tools, and hold them responsible for finding their own empowerment — with love and temperance.

Know that you can make a difference. You may think: ‘I am only one. I cannot make a difference for my voice is not heard’. And we tell you, yes, it is. You are responsible only for your own, singular vibration and that is all. Choose your truth and stand firm, for that determines the center of your own energy.

A special time is at hand. Take the energy that is given to you. Take the gift and dare to use it. Dare to speak your deepest truth for that is how we speak to you. You ask to hear the voices. You ask to have open dialog with spirit. You ask to speak to your own guides. Then you cannot hear us when we speak to you, for you think you are making it all up. You think that this cannot be about me, and we tell you it is. We can only pull the veil aside for brief moments so that you can re-member. Yet there are times when all we can do is raise the hair on your arms and touch you in such a way that you think you may feel something, but then again, maybe not. We are here always. We are around you always. We are opening the doors just before you get there. We play a synchronistic part in your lifestyle. We are very honored that you have asked us here. We tell you we have never left. We are with you all. Your own guidance is very strong. Listen very carefully for it will lead you if you learn to hear through your own heart. Take that which you know in your heart to be truth and dare to speak your creations.

Re-union in Heaven

With the seeds of empowerment you will be building the days of Lemuria once again. We tell you, you are not the only ones in re-union. For as the circles of light on planet Earth connect with one another, so too is this happening in Heaven. As below – so above. All of the archangels are in a grand state of re-union. Even those who played a part in the Lucifer Experiment are re-uniting in heaven. You have made it possible through your choices on the Gameboard of Free Choice. For that we bow at your feet. Now can you begin to see your importance? Now can you see the effect you have? You look at yourselves as you pay your bills with no money. You look at yourselves as you struggle in your relationships and you say, is this all there is? And we tell you sometimes the lessons you learn through those struggles reach into dimensions that you do not understand, for you are creating realities with your choices which go far beyond your understanding.

Lemuria was a time that held great technologies on the planet, for the spiritual advancement that balanced the technology was also great. It is also the time when you were in great joy. It is also the time that you walked in full connection with your higher selves, walking every step in unison with your full power.

The time directly ahead of you will bring new energy to the planet. Take it, for it is for you. Allow it to be part of your experience and have the courage to use it for your highest and most passionate being. Fear not how others react to this energy. In the midst of turmoil allow yourself to create Home. We tell you Home is one of the most abundant things for it is anything you wish it to be. Think you are Home and you are. Hold the thought of an ice cream cone and it is in front of you. Hold the thought for world peace and it happens.

It is our greatest honor to be reflecting your energy. All we ask you to do is breathe and let us open the doors for you, for you have done well. You have won the Game and now you are creating a new one. Create the highest and the best. Re-create Mu. Start with your own lives first, and then empower those around you, for this will create Heaven on Earth and return you to the days of Mu.

It is with our deepest and greatest honor that we ask you to treat each other with respect, for that is the respect of God. Nurture one another and empower each other. And above all, play well together.

and so it is. . .

the Group

Channel # 3 – Triology, The Others of E Vibration – New York , March 2001

Channel # 3 – Triology, The Others of E Vibration
New York , March 2001

The story of Yalle and Yanne.

Steve, Barbara Rother and the group are five time presenters at the United Nations on two continents

The Others of “E” Vibration
Presented at the United Nations
March 23rd 2001 New York City, NY

In March of 2001 Barbara and I presented a series of three different seminars on the East Coast of the United States. March 10th & 11th we presented the Lightworker Spiritual Re-union in Syracuse, New York. The next weekend on March 17th & 18th we presented the Quill of Re-membrance in Baltimore, Maryland. Then on March 23rd we presented to the United Nations Staff Recreation Council Enlightenment Society. For the first time ever, the Group embedded the same message into three different stories. They told me that this was VERY IMPORTANT and that I was not to worry about repeating the information.

The first channel was in Syracuse. Here they dropped the bombshell of this information in a story about Amor. The story of Amor is about a boy who grew up in the days of Mu and Atlantis. This will be a chapter in the Amor story which will be released soon. In this channel the Group said the reason they were telling this now was because, just three days prior, the first human had been cloned on Earth. The day after that seminar I got an e-mail from Michele Anatra Cordone with links to press releases that followed the Groups information by one day. A group of Italian scientists had come forward to tell the world in a press conference that they were about to clone the first human. According to the Group they already had.

The second version of the same message was offered in Baltimore, Maryland where they told the story of “the Day that Time Stood Still”. What you are about to read is the third message presented to the Enlightenment Society at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Greetings from Home, dear ones.

Many of you reserved your seat at this special gathering long ago. Now here you are, sitting in chairs that have been awaiting you for some time. Ahh, and what a special time this is. You have done well to get here. You have done well indeed. Through your own choices you have made a difference, not only in your own reality on Planet Earth, but throughout all the cosmos. There are many here in this room at this time and there are many more filtering in every moment, for all eyes are upon you. All eyes are watching your every move. Ahh, and what a grand time it is.

Just when you were beginning to get comfortable, The Game is changing. We tell you there are many more changes that will face you in the months that lie ahead. Please understand what we are now going to reveal to you. No one can foretell your future. That is not possible, for you have yet to write it. You are the ones in charge, not us. You are the ones who, through your choices, through your free will, shall script the final outcome. We see your uneasiness at this. You are so accustomed to having your scripts laid out in front of you. You pass each other on the street and as you look into a stranger’s eyes you make a connection and know somewhere deep within your soul that there is something that connects you to this person. And then you wait for those scripts to unfold as the play the part that is written. That is how your contracts have traditionally taken place. Now we tell you, things are different.

For now, as you hold the quill firmly in your own hand and prepare to write, the ink that you are about to write with is the ink of passion. Dare to dip your quill and scribe your highest expression of passion. Now it is yours to script entirely your own destiny on Planet Earth, not only as a collective vibration, not only as a collective of governments, but as a collective of individual hearts.
For what are you really as a collective but one single heart, and who are you responsible for in holding your own power other than yourself?

Find the love within that will help you to scribe the contracts that will take you through the next thousand years. Look into each other’s eyes this day and see the love. Find the reflection in the mirror that shows you who you really are. Then, as you go back to work and sit at your desks, as you answer your telephones and type your emails, you will carry the seeds of light in all that you do. The Grand Game of Hide and Seek has been won and this is how it was accomplished.

You have asked about the event that you have termed ascension. We tell you that you are not going anywhere. You are staying here. With the quill held firmly in your own hand, it is yours to scribe the next events that will lead to the creation of Heaven on Earth.

“Ahh, so what of the future?” you ask. Let us tell you a story. . . We love the stories. Let us tell you the story of Yalle and Yanne.

The Others ~ The Story of Yalle and Yanne

Yalle was a strong woman in her mid-thirties, which, at a time when the average lifespan was 350 years, was a mere infant. All her young life, Yalle had towered over her friends and co-workers. In her earlier years, her height and unusual looks had caused her much stress. She had even had to have special alterations made to her house to accommodate her unusual height. In addition to her unusual height, Yalle was also very strong. Even though it came in handy to be so strong, this also made her feel different at a time when she was trying to fit in. Yalle had become accustomed to the remarks that people made about her. They were rarely spoken to her face but with her acute hearing she heard what people said. It hurt her to know what people were thinking. She often thought to herself that humans could be incredibly cruel. Perhaps if she had not been so sensitive the cruelty of Yalle’s classmates may not have affected her. But Yalle was very sensitive to the emotions and energy of people within her field. Being empathic, Yalle also had the capability of seeing beyond the veil. With this special skill it was possible for her to see contracts and agreements that people had made before coming to this incarnation. Growing up, Yalle did not have anyone with whom she could share these gifts or confide in. Yalle had learned to turn within and draw in her energy in order to protect herself. It was difficult, but it was the only way that she could make life work for her. Yalle felt like she was alone on planet Earth.

At 35 Yalle’s life had become a little more settled. She had work that required her to use her tremendous strength. Yalle felt good about this work because she could see the results of her labor. She enjoyed it because it gave her a sense of accomplishment, and even though it was very physical, that too gave Yalle a good feeling. Yalle worked 16-hour days in the crystal mines. She loved connecting with those crystals and she found that there were ways that she could actually attract them to her. Yalle was known to her co-workers for her gifts in finding the clearest and most brilliant crystals. Yalle worked with attendants who provided for all of her needs. As a worker she was taken care of so that she could focus all her efforts on her work. The attendants all respected Yalle and some of them even felt great compassion for her. Yalle loved her work because she knew how to communicate with the crystals. The crystals that came from this mine were often used as power transmitters and Yalle had a reputation of being able to locate the highest grade crystals that handled the largest volume of power. The crystals did not judge her, they did not care that she was different. They gave her a form of unconditional love and she enjoyed her time at work.

Even with the love she and the crystals shared Yalle was now finding that her work was not fulfilling for her. Yalle was feeling restricted, for miners had no say over their circumstances. Yalle sought only to seek her own passion in what she was doing. Yalle would go home at night and she would be with the others with whom she lived. And she would look around and say, “Is this all there is? Can there not be anything more for me? There must be more to life than the work that I am doing. Even though I am very good at what I do, I know I am here for something more”. The others who lived with her thought that Yalle was being difficult. “We have it good here, they take good care of us and treat us well” they told her. But Yalle looked around and she saw the people who lived in the village on the other side of town. She saw that they had children, and she saw they had mates and partners and families. And she yearned for that. Yalle knew she was different, but she also yearned for a different life. There was an emptiness inside Yalle that was beginning to grow. More than anything Yalle wanted to share her life with another person. She felt like even the greatest accomplishments in her life were empty because there was no one to share them with. She knew in her heart there had to be a special person waiting for her somewhere.

One day Yalle was at the mine communicating with the crystals. This was a good day and she soon found herself singing. The crystals responded by glowing more than usual. Although she was expected to work a full 16-hour day without stopping, Yalle took a short break in the middle of the day and wandered to a different part of the mine. The attendants did not notice her missing her right away and she wandered for a time, enjoying for a time the experience of doing nothing but simply exploring. She was enjoying taking in the experience of doing nothing and just exploring. Suddenly, Yalle heard a deep voice behind her that was strangely familiar. “Can I help you find your way? Are you lost, dear one?” Her heart leapt when she turned and saw standing before her a man who was even larger than herself. She felt weak at the knees and had to brace herself against the wall of the mine as she regained her composure. Before she could speak the man said: “My name is Yanne”. As Yalle’s eyes adjusted to the sight before her she looked into the eyes of Yanne and instantly knew that there was a contract here. Without saying a word, Yalle and Yanne made their way out of the mine and into the sunlight. Both knew there was a magic between them that did not need words. As Yanne showed her the way back to her station of the mine they looked deeply into each other’s eyes and, with only a few words, agreed to meet in this same place every day after work to explore this connection.

It was only a very short time, dear ones, until they fell deeply in love, for the contract that Yalle saw had sensed was indeed there, waiting to be enacted all along.
Every day Yalle would do nothing but think of the time when she would see Yanne again. Each night when their work ended, they met and shared their hopes and their dreams. The time they spent together was very limited, but it was the highlight of their lives. They laughed, they sang, and they made the most beautiful love together. Returning to their individual abodes became harder as time went on. Soon, they found themselves staying longer, sometimes even well into the night. Yalle was the first to voice her feelings. “There is a pain in my chest that feels so good that even though it is painful I cannot wait to feel it again”. Yanne said; “I too feel the strangeness of this love I have for you. We must find a way to be together always”.

One day in the mine Yalle saw that she was being watched by her attendant who went by the name of CorleeAnn. CorleeAnn knew Yalle well and treated her with the utmost respect and compassion. Yalle knew that there were rules that CorleeAnn had to abide by; rules that clearly did not support ‘Others’, like Yalle and Yanne, living together. Having children was forbidden to the Others. Yalle knew that CorleeAnn’s job was to make sure she followed the rules. Still, this joyous pain in her chest was getting stronger every day.

On this particular day Yalle found that CorleeAnn was watching her even more closely. Finally, CorleeAnn approached her. “Yalle, this day I see you singing to the crystals in a new way. You have a radiance about you that is lighting up this dark mine. What is happening with you, Yalle? I am your attendant, but I am also your friend”. Yalle looked up at CorleeAnn and smiled. The darkness of the mine began to diminish as the glow of the crystals began to chase away the shadows. Yalle was considering telling CorleeAnn of the love she had found. Even this brief thought of Yanne caused a reaction from the crystals still embedded within the walls of the mine. Yalle told CorleeAnn of the love she had found and even of the contract that she had discovered to carry a child with Yanne.

CorleeAnn listened to the story with a deep sadness in her eyes. When it was her turn to speak she placed her hand on Yalle’s back. Rubbing the back of Yalle’s heart between her massive shoulder blades CorleeAnn said, “Yalle I know the love in your heart, for I too have this with my husband. Still, the law forbids ‘Others’ to take mates and to have children. I have been truly blessed with this work for I am able to make life a little better for the Others, and that makes my heart sing with joy. Still, with all the power that I have, I am not able to grant your wish to be with the one you love. I will tell you that this day marks the first time in my life that I feel a contradiction between who I am and what I do. I do not believe that the light I see in your heart is wrong, and I swear to you that I will do all I can to help change this. I will not report your activities, but I also do not see how I can help you”. Even though it was physically difficult with their size difference the two women hugged that day. Try as she might, CorleeAnn’s arms did not reach all the way around Yalle’s large body. As they hugged, Yalle felt the internal struggle now taking place in CorleeAnn. Yalle smiled and said “Thank you, CorleeAnn, for treating me the way you do. There are many attendants who do not use their hearts, and I am truly grateful for having you in my life”. As the two women went their separate ways a tear slid down CorleeAnn’s cheek. Even though she knew it would be nearly impossible to change things, CorleeAnn resolved that day that she would give voice to the injustice that was tearing at her heart.

The mine in Yalle’s quadrant continued to glow everyday with the light of the crystals. Then one day Yalle surprised Yanne by asking if they could have a child. “Yalle, you are aware that we are forbidden to have children. It is written so. But I tell you, that you have given me strength beyond measure, and if there is a way I will find it”. Yalle smiled and said, “We have a contract and there is a child waiting to come through. I feel her within my own self. Please tell me, Yanne, that it is possible to bring her through”. With great sadness, Yanne said, “It is written that we are not to take mates or have children. You know our life span is limited, but if it is in my power, Yalle, I will find a way to give you all that your heart yearns for”. Yalle was sad, for she knew that this subject had been debated many times before and had always been turned down by the council. Even so, Yanne talked to his attendant of their plight. He asked his advice in approaching the council. But, Yanne’s attendant was not as trustworthy as CorleeAnn.

Over the next few days, Yalle and Yanne spent as much time as they could together, loving and dreaming of their future family life together. Then one night they were discovered in a loving embrace. Without a word Yanne was sent far away to another crystal mine. Because her production in the crystal mine was unsurpassed, Yalle was allowed to stay where she was. With a part of her now missing, Yalle’s song was no longer heard in the mines. The glow on her face was quickly replaced by the dust of the mines. CorleeAnn spent a great deal of time petitioning the lawmakers to reconsider their views. She was not alone in her action, as this same sentiment was building among many of the attendants. At one the attendants even banded together in an attempt to bring change to the land. They became united in their stand for the ‘human’ rights of the ‘Others’. CorleeAnn was instrumental in leading this revolt, but sadly had little time to accomplish much before the end came.

At the end of each day Yalle would return to the place where she and Yanne used to meet. They were able to keep the flame of their love alive, for they were never truly disconnected. The energy strand that connected them was with them always, and when either one of them got tired, when either one of them got weak, when either one of them lost their way, they would reconnect to this energy. Even though they were separated by a great distance, their love remained alive. Although Yalle and Yanne had chosen to connect in a time and place that did not support their union, they went ahead anyway.

Yalle’s greatest fear was that there would come a time when her tears would run dry and she would no longer feel the bittersweet pain of human emotion. That fear was never realized and after many incarnations, this love is still alive today. By their courage, Yalle and Yanne fulfilled one of the greatest contracts of all of humanity. . .

Have you figured out where this is going, dear ones? There is a reason that we have told you this story. We tell you that this story is real. This has played itself out many times. No, we are not speaking of another planet; we are speaking of the Gameboard of Free Choice that which you call Planet Earth. This was a time long ago, in a time and space known as Atlantis. For in those days of Atlantis, you had what you call genetically engineered humans. Those people were specifically placed upon the Earth with guidelines and limitations which you imposed. These beings are the “Others of E-vibration” in a form of ‘triology’ that has been absent from your Game since the end times of Atlantis. That is the reason that Yanne and Yalle end with an ‘E’. In triology you not only blended plant and animal but you also blended technology. These are the “Others” that were the genetically engineered beings that you treated as less than human.

So why have we told you this story now?

Because the ‘Others’ and their ‘Attendants’ are now back on the planet.

Born March 7th 2001

We tell you now that on March 7th 2001 the first human was cloned in the New Energy on Planet Earth. The reason we are telling stories of Atlantis and Mu is that your advancement on the Gameboard of Free Choice has now placed you at the same vibrational level and exactly the same juncture that you were at back then. Now you will be faced with similar circumstances and you will be asked to make decisions concerning the same choices. This time, however, you have help.

Watch for the ‘Others’, dear ones. Many of them are standing on the sidelines, for they still do not feel like they belong. They feel like they are observers and not participants in life. Throughout many incarnations they agreed to carry the cellular memories of those times when they were treated as less than human. These ‘energy imprints’ are the origin of a recurring theme throughout your history of what you have called slaves. They are very gentle and sensitive souls who, time and again, have placed themselves in a brutal world to help balance the energy of humanity and to do things differently should the opportunity ever rise again. Their return was foretold in your biblical writings as the time when the Meek would inherit the Earth.

Humanity will soon be faced with some very difficult choices. Do not look to us to tell you that genetic engineering, or cloning, is right or wrong, for those labels are only illusions of polarity on the Gameboard. What we will tell you in that this is a natural progression of your technology and is being supported by your own spiritual advancement. We also tell you that the way things stand at this moment it is not a question of if, but rather, when. In fact, this has already taken place and it will continue.

Attempting to turn the other way would require humans to purposely forget, and that is not a possibility. Some of you will stick closely to your beliefs that this is not a natural way and, therefore, it is not appropriate for you to “play God”. Yet we ask, if it were possible to make your children healthier by feeding them better food would that not be the same thing? Are your children of recent days not taller and healthier than those of prior generations? Is this not an improvement that you have made to your biology? Has not your lifespan increased exponentially because of advances in technology? Fear it not, dear ones, for it is a part of you and a reflection of the creator within you. These advances will also increase your understanding of human biology and will lead to the rejuvenation process that also existed in the days of Atlantis.

The veil is very thick and you cannot see your true nature through this veil. If you see the grand creations of God, you can easily accept it as a gift of the divine. If, however, you have a human hand in this creation process, you do not trust the entire creation. Ahh, the veil is so thick that you cannot see that when you have a hand in the creation process, that too, is a divine creation. If we were to pull the veil aside for a brief moment you might see the greatest secret of all.

There is a God and you are it!

Oh dear ones, we tell you, you are not a part of God. You are the whole of God. And the dear one that came on to this Earth for the first time on the 7th of March 2001 may not grow into adulthood. As it stands, you may not hear about this event for it is being hidden from the masses. Yet we tell you, it is only a matter of moments before the next human will be cloned on the New Planet Earth. Re-member the misdirections of energy in the days of Atlantis, for it is not necessary for you to experience that again. Please keep in mind that these misdirections were not made by evil or black forces. They were caused by the choices made by humans facing the same tests and circumstances that confront you now. That is the seed fear within yourselves that you have been resisting. The time has come for you to face the fear and heal it forever. This is what has kept you from moving into your own power. But now the time has come. And if you doubt yourself, if there are times when you cannot re-member who you are, look around the room. Look into each other’s eyes. See the God within. Look to your heart first and then consult your head. See the reflection of yourself and re-member the love. And if you find yourself forgetting the story of Yanne and Yalle, they will be there to re-mind you, for that was their true contract and the contracts of the ‘Others’. Many will now be coming forward to help take a stand. Find your own heart, dear ones. Speak your truth, educate yourself as to what is now occurring on Planet Earth, for it is your choice that will make a difference.

Biology and Technology ~ Technology and Biology

This is a magical time. We have been telling you for some time to watch for the blending of technology and biology. Now here it is and we tell you, do not fear it. This blend will also occur in the opposite direction as well. It will not be long before you see ‘human’ computers. They are not to be feared. They will do only what you ask them to do. Can you re-member only a few years ago when you first saw a computer? “What would I possibly use that for?” you asked. We tell you that the advances in technology that will take place within the next 10 years will make the introduction of the computer seem insignificant by comparison.

All of your advances in technology have been leading you to toward a better communication, and therefore, to a better understanding that you are one with all things around you. All forms of communication have helped to change the world as you know it, and to place the true power back in the hands of the individual by returning the power of choice to them. This is not to be feared, but rather, should be celebrated. We tell you that technology can only exist on the planet as long as the spiritual vibration is high enough to support it. There have been many times when technology has been dropped onto your planet and not been supported, for you did not have the collective spiritual vibration.

Are you surprised that you are here at precisely this moment in time? Do not be. We tell you that you have cashed in all your karma chips to be here at exactly this moment. Some of you are thinking that you may be one of the ‘Others’ that have returned. Many of you feel like you have a definite pull to what we have just shared with you. We tell you that it is not appropriate for us to tell you whether you are one of the ‘Others’, for that can only take your power from you. If you feel the pull it is highly likely that you are one of the ‘Others’ or one of the ‘Attendants’ who have come back with a focus to carry the energy. That is why you have been drawn to this information.

You have placed yourself at the very front of the class and you have done so on purpose. We cannot wait to see what you choose next. We are so very proud of you, for you were not meant to be here even now. Yet, here you sit, listening to the story that you wrote. Choose well, dear ones, for in choice lies your power.

Re-member, we are not far away. The veil is thinning as you continue to advance your collective vibration. You are literally closer to Heaven. And if you ever find that you are lost, if you ever find that you have forgotten who you are, if you ever look through the room and say, “Is this all there is?” Find another and reach out. Take that hand and look into their eyes and there you will find us, for there is much help on this side of the veil. The entire angelic realm is waiting to wrap you in the wings of Home. They are there to help you every moment of every step of the way. Yet we cannot help from this side of the veil unless we are asked, for it is your free choice that makes the difference.

We tell you that the time has come on Planet Earth when there will be NO MORE SECRETS. Ahh. . . and we cannot wait to see how that works! Can you imagine the joy we will have in watching you as you begin to read each other’s thoughts? Look into each other’s hearts and share that energy well, and if you forget who you are, call on us. Understand that your power lies in choice, and if at any time you are not happy with your reality, have the courage to choose again.

Know that you have the answers within you. Reach for them and they will be there.

It is with the greatest of love that we ask you to treat each other with respect, to nurture one another, and play well together.

and so it is. . .

the Group

In the first of the three channels at which the Group repeated this same message they said that there were three people in the room that were ‘Others’. All three approached me shortly after the channel, two of whom were in tears. At Baltimore the Group once again said that there were four ‘Others’ present. At Eindhoven, Holland and Attleboro, Ma., questions about cloning were raised. Again the Group mentioned that there were ‘Others’ in the room. On every occasion, each of these people was deeply moved to find that there is an explanation as to why they have felt so separate from everyone else.

Please understand that the Group is not saying that cloning or genetic engineering is right or wrong. What they are saying is that it is here now and that nothing will stop it. Even if we make laws prohibiting it, they will be disregarded.
The Group’s entire purpose in giving us this information is to help educate us about the misdirections of energy that we made the last time we were at this same juncture.

In the story of Amor, which will appear in the book ‘Espavo’, the Group makes it clear that the lawmakers of Atlantis were only trying to do their best to preserve their way of life. At this time in Atlantis, major breakthroughs had just been made and advances in this technology were being incorporated. The leaders of Atlantis found themselves being overrun with people and jobs began to get scarce. Add to this the fact that there were a lot of people immigrating from what used to be Lemuria and it was easy to see how the infrastructure was being overrun. The leaders of Atlantis (us) attempted to address this problem by passing certain laws that inadvertently resulted in a three-tier class system. The Atlanteans, the Immigrants and the ‘Others’ were governed by different rules. Instead of helping to preserve the lifestyle of Atlantis, this in effect created a class of slaves. This was a huge unconscious misdirection of energy that, together with two other misdirections, eventually sank Atlantis.

The Group told me after the first channel at Syracuse that I would be spending a lot of time helping the ‘Others’ to reconnect. With the help of several people who have come forward we are now providing a place on our web site www.espavo.org for people to find out more information about the ‘Others’ and the advances in Triology.

The very first time the Group spoke about Triology was in Syracuse, New York, on March 11th 2001. Shortly after returning home we found this newspaper article in our mailbox.

Scientists say they plan to clone humans in secret
York Daily Record, York PA. March 29th 2001

The Group says that we already have. Later that same year (2001) at Drachten, Holland, the Group said that there were now four genetically engineered (cloned) people here on Earth. It has begun.

Information is the key to making appropriate choices and we will provide this on our web site. We also provide a place for those who wish to connect and share information about how this knowledge applies in their lives. The ‘Others’ are not here just to have their say about cloning and genetic engineering, they are here to hold the vibration for all of us to learn to trust our creative abilities, and to listen to our hearts. They are here to help us make the New Planet Earth a place for gentle humans of all origin. Our history has shown how very cruel humans can be. These beautiful beings have been quietly holding the truth of who we can be and how we can incorporate this gentle energy into the higher vibrational experience of the New Planet Earth. They have much to teach us if we will only listen.

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Channel # 4 – Responsibility, The Balance to Power – Vienna, Austria, May 2001

Channel # 4 – Responsibility, The Balance to Power
Vienna, Austria, May 2001

Lightworkers at the United Nations

Steve, Barbara Rother and the group are five time presenters at the United Nations on two continents

The Balance to Power
Presented at the United Nations
May 2nd 2001
Vienna, Austria

Greetings from Home.

Ahh, yes. We look around the room and we see familiar faces. But more importantly, we see family. And as you look around this room and you see yourselves in the eyes of others, that is the important sight for that is the part of you that re-connects you to your own power. That is the part of you that you will take when you leave this day. You are becoming the Human Angels in the creation of Heaven on Earth, the process has begun already.

In this moment we will shift the energy in the room. And we will tell you a secret. In the short time that you are together here, and the short time that you are in this energy, you will not age. (Reaction from the audience) Ahh you like that. In the short time that you are in this energy together, we will share with you the energy and the vibration of Home. Take a deep breath, dear ones. Breathe it in and accept it into your body. That is a part of you that you have forgotten. You have agreed to come in and place one foot in front of the other without knowing where you are going and not being able to re-member who you are, and we honor you so much. You sit in our presence; you read the material the Keeper has put out in the form of these books. You read the meditations and the messages on the internet. And you honor us. And we tell you; it is we that are honored to sit in your presence, for you are the ones that had the courage to forget who you are as you left behind your own heritage and the re-membrance of your own power.

The Choice of the Chosen Ones

There are many of you in this room who are here for the first time, but we tell you, your names reserved your spaces long before you got here. We thank you for listening. Find one thing that you can take from our time together and apply it in your own life as you leave here. Find one thing that can make your life a little better. That is the secret of the Universe and the secret of re-membering your power.

You are at a very special crossroads. You are the anointed ones. There are many of you here in this room that were also in Atlantis. Many of you have awakened to come back to do it differently this time. And here you are.

Your relationship to time is changing as you feel the energy shift. The energy that has come in from the sun that has been released over the last month has set in motion many new events on Planet Earth. In the months ahead you will have an opportunity to step into your power more than you imagined. It is an opportunity for you to re-member and re-claim your own heritage and the birthright of your true power. You are so accustomed to giving the power to your leaders. You are so accustomed to giving the power to your teachers, your spiritual mentors, even us. But those days are coming to a close for it is no longer appropriate for you to give your power to leaders. It is no longer appropriate to give your power to anyone or anything.

Do you choose the creation of Heaven on Earth? Do you wish to change your reality to something more to your liking? You have that opportunity now. This is the gift your sun has set into motion for you. Even now, its energy is being stored in the tectonic plates, for the Earth, too, is going through Her own evolution.

Tools of Empowerment

We tell you one more secret today that is very important. For in the shifting of the Planet Earth you have created the new energy. In this New Energy there are tools that can help you hold and utilize your true power. It is these tools that can so easily allow you to create the passion in your life and to see that passion on a daily basis. Here we will offer you two important tools to use on the New Planet Earth. So many of you are wrapped up with your own daily lives that you do not take time for you. The art of be-ing has been largely neglected on your planet. If we told you that you were God. If we told you, you were not a part of God, but each one of you were the whole of God, would you then take five minutes for yourself? Treat yourself in that fashion for that is the truth. In taking time for you and just be-ing you are honoring God in the highest. When you all treat yourself first and dare to have that which resonates in your own heart, it is then that you create Home. That is when you bring the vibrations of Heaven to Earth.

Some of you are being touched by angels as we speak. Just breathe in the energy, dear ones. We know that you are so busy placing one foot in front of the other with so many tasks to do that you do not take that five minutes. This time is for you to just be. Breathe it in and you will re-claim the direction of your own daily lives. You will once again hold the power and create the reality which supports you fully. Have the courage to improve your own quality of life by allowing time to be.

Ahh, but what is this second illustrious tool? What is this elusive magic that we can give you in one stroke of the pen to help people understand how to connect to their power? Power without balance is useless. When you get into your egos and your entire energy is puffed up, there is no balance and without balance there is no power. There is only one way to balance the power and that is with personal responsibility. How do you claim responsibility? There is only one thing that you are responsible for. That is your own happiness. We have told you time and again. You are in charge of your reality. Your choices are the gifts that you have given yourself from the beginning of the Game. You are the chosen ones and you have asked to be here. Your choices have led you to a time of enhanced creation.

Does it matter what the leader of this country does? Yes, of course, it does. But how is it going to affect you? That is truly your choice. You ask “Is it appropriate to give my power away in any fashion?” No, it is not. And yet we understand that you have been doing it for so long that old habits die hard. You look to us for answers. “Tell us which way to turn, tell us which way to look and what to watch for”, you say. Some of you come to us to hear these very things. Often we speak in general terms so as not to take your power from you. All the time you know those answers in your own heart, you simply are not accustomed to trusting yourself. Ahh, but the veil is thick. It is so much easier to see magnificence in others than it is to see it in yourself. So how do you begin to see it in yourself? You do that by taking personal responsibility for your own happiness. Dare to do one thing this next week that will improve your quality of life in some small way.

“Ahh, but I am not worthy,” you say. Or, “But if I do that, how does that help others? How can I change the world if I am doing something for myself?” Ingrained deeply within your own cellular memories is the belief that you must suffer to achieve a higher vibration. That truth was appropriate in the lower vibrations of who you were but it no longer has the same effect. Choose first that which feeds your own heart. Choose that which creates your highest reality and if you are not happy in your reality, have the courage to choose again.

Aligning the Energy of Home

We know these are only words. We know that it is so difficult for you to apply these principles as you peer into your reality from behind the veils that you have built so well. If we could only remove the veils for a short time you would see who you are. We cannot remove the veil, for that would take away your power. So instead, we offer you these short interludes to help re-mind you of what it feels like to be Home. Breathe it in dear ones, for as we fill this room the vibrations of Home are here around you now. We have taken our wings and touched each and every one of you here in this room. Fear not, for it is your own heart you are feeling. There is nothing that we are doing to you. We are simply creating the space and you are choosing to walk into it, and in that choice you are creating Home on your side of the veil. In that choice you are changing All That Is. Choose for yourselves and all will fall comfortably in rightful order. Be responsible for yourselves and your power will increase.

If you are ever feeling drained, it is because you are taking responsibility for others. Even though you may do so out of an honest desire to help, in reality you are taking their power from them. It is not yours to take responsibility for your mate, for your boss or those working under your care. As a facilitator it is not yours to take responsibility for those who come to you for healing. It is not yours to take responsibility for your children. Rather, teach them how to take responsibility for themselves by taking responsibility for yourselves first. Align the energy in this fashion and you will walk with a centeredness that will be evident in everything you do. Then you will carry the vibrations of Home every time you flash your smile and every time you walk into a room. The energy will emanate from your own heart and it will change the world.

Dealing with the Memories of Home

You are with us in these short times together. And as we share the memories of Home the tears come to your eyes for you re-member that which you are longing for. You are only able to play the Game because you have forgotten the longing of Home. Yes, there are some of you who are tired. Yes, there are some of you that will be leaving. There are some of you who wish to go Home. We tell you, when that time comes, the choice is yours for we will welcome you with open arms. The joy that you will feel when you all enter the great hall of honor, the applause that will ring out for you, will resound for eons. The applause will be for you who have dared to play the Game behind the veil of forgetfulness. The echoes of the cheers that will resound will last forever in your own cellular memories, for you have chosen to be here at exactly this time. And if you choose to stay we will walk beside you when you allow, with gentle re-minders of the vibrations of Home. The lives you touch with those vibrations will reach far beyond your understanding. You are the Family of Light and you will remind others in the same way that we are now reminding you. Be proud of your heritage for you are becoming the Human Angels that will walk the New Planet Earth

Be responsible for carrying the vibrations of home in all that you do. Be responsible for following your heart’s desire, for only when you do will you be touched by the angels. The touch of an angel is something that you all can look forward to. But know that the touch of an angel comes with responsibility. It comes with the responsibility to pass it on to others. Work together to Re-member Home and Heaven will come to Earth. Then you will long for it no more. We see the tears, we understand that you miss Home. Know that we miss you as well and that we will play together again. That is our promise to you. For try as you might you cannot separate yourself from Home. You are a part of us and we are a part of you and we thank you for the time that you have allowed us to reflect for you a re-membrance of Home.

Claim responsibility for your own power and your own happiness for this will increase your power. That is the most courageous gift that you can give to the entire Universe. Those around you will applaud you for taking those actions, for they take the greatest of courage sometimes. There are four of you here in this room now, that have made great shifts in your lives in the last six months. We applaud you. We applaud you. We applaud you.

Have the courage, dear ones, to reach for your own passion. Balance your responsibility first and then find your power. And if you ever forget who you are, if you ever forget why you are here, we will touch you with the touch of the angels, for we are here to re-mind you. It is with the greatest of honor that we ask you to treat each other with respect. Nurture and empower one another and play well together.

And so it is.

the Group

Channel # 5 – The Six Precepts, New York – March 2002

Lightworkers at the United Nations

Channel #5: The Six Precepts for Holding Power on the New Earth

Presented at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Steve, Barbara Rother and the group are five time presenters at the United Nations on two continents

The Six Precepts of Holding Power on the New Earth.
Presented at the United Nations
March 22nd 2002
New York City, NY

Remained unpublished until November 1, 2006

Greetings from Home.

One Heart

Dear Ones we ask you to feel your hearts as you look around the room. Your hearts are beating as one. With each beat of your hearts you complete the connection to each other. This is a wondrous sight to watch. So often you seek the answers to your questions without fully understanding your questions. You try desperately to re-member how to use your true power. Then when you find little bits of your power, you move so much into it that you forget that you are not the only holder of the power. In fact, the real power that each of you has access to is at its highest point when you connect heart together as one. And yet we tell you, through your own choices you have created a reality that changes not only your own planet Earth, but “All That Is”. There are entities watching every move you make, for your choices have not only affected your outcome of the Game, but theirs as well. You have opened a reality where you have now chosen to carry your full power while still playing the Game. Can you imagine the joy that we feel being in your presence? You are the masters of the Gameboard. You look at yourselves in the mirror and you say to yourself, “Oh, I am not a master.” But we tell you, you are. The veil keeps you from seeing all of who you are. The veil keeps you from re-membering. There is a little dot right here on your head, (Steve pointed to his forehead) and it is very much like a black energy that keeps you from seeing all that you really are. It keeps you from seeing your own connections to each other. In reality, each and every one of you are connected in ways you have never seen before.

You have in common one part of your lives that we wish to cover now, for the first two years of life in human form are magical indeed. In those first two years, you pick up imprints that you carry with you. Imprints that you teach one another and you share with each other. Those first two years are very important in your lives. From your perspective, your ability to learn begins after the second year. But from an energy perspective, learning begins the day you are born.

God on the Outside

Now we ask you to see yourself as an infant for a moment. Your parents enter the room, and you look to these giant beings who have tremendous power, and you trust them to take care of you. You trust them to comfort you, and you feel the most wonderful love. Yet they are so large that sometimes you cannot even perceive them with your own vision, for you are so tiny and they are so huge, and their energy matches their physical size. You see them as beings who have great power beyond yours. As you start to awaken, as you start to take little bits of your power, you start seeing them less and less as divine creatures who take care of you. Dear ones, this is how, in the very beginning of your life, you learned to see your power outside of yourselves. It is interesting to note here that your parents have a tendency to hover above you at this impressionable stage and look down upon you. It is due to this early imprint that most humans have a belief that Heaven or Home is up and that god lives up in the sky. This is the first time you as a soul perceive your power outside of yourself. This is necessary for you to play the game of pretending to be human.

You were the ones who scripted the Game. And you did it for that exact reason, for that is the purpose of humanity on Planet Earth. God in infinite wisdom and infinite energy can do all things, with the exception of one. In infinite form, one cannot define oneself, one cannot study oneself, one cannot even see oneself. In order for this to happen, it was necessary to take form in a finite perspective. By becoming finite, you have taken the expression of the infinite energy of God and placed it in these little bubbles of biology that you love so.

Bubbles of Biology

We think it is absolutely amusing that many of you have wandered around for all the years that you have been here, and still you do not know how the bubbles of biology work. They are simply containers for the finite energy expression of the infinite energy of God. As such, each and every one of you has the ability to hold this power in yourself, and now you have crossed the threshold that allows you to do so willingly and openly. Dear ones, you are at the threshold of taking your power and holding it, for you are becoming the Human Angels on Planet Earth. You are becoming the ones who now take the power to the next level. You are becoming the ones who hold power in physical form, and the Grand Game of Hide and Seek is a success. You have done so well. You have scripted the Game before you.

Your highest intent on planet Earth was to come down and hold all the energy of god within your own physical being, and to wake up in these tiny little bodies and be confused. We tell you, you have done so well with that. Now, you are starting to move the veil aside. You are starting to see the powers within. But it is not easy, for you have spent eons of time in your own existence learning how to place your power outside of yourself. To bring your power within yourself is one of the most difficult tasks you have before you now. Stamped very deep within your own cellular memories are the memories of looking at giant powerful beings, your parents, giving you everything you need. With that stamp it is easy to look at the sky and ask god in Heaven to give you whatever your heart desires.

Highest Expression of Humanity in the 5th Dimension

We tell you there is a God, and the cosmic joke is that it is you, all of you. Dear ones, you are not separate from one another, and you are not separate from us. We are part of each other. That is the reason why oftentimes when you see each other, you re-member a brother that you had in a previous lifetime, you re-member a heart connection, you re-member the love that you shared. As you listen to us, you re-member part of yourself and you re-member Home. Ahh, dear ones, Home is the collection of energy that you would call god. Home is the collection of energy that we all share. Through your choices you are now beginning to bring Home to your side of the veil. Can you see our joy? You are now beginning to create Home on Earth, and as you do, the support from our side of the veil is tremendous. No, we do not reach our hands through the veil and tell you which way to turn, but we do offer the cosmic winks. Dear ones, it is not appropriate for us to enter your field, but let us tell you that if you go within, you will find the power. Holding the power within is now the highest expression of humanity in the fifth dimension.

[Dorothy] There's no place like home.
-- The Wizard of Oz

Six Precepts to Holding Power.

We wish to offer you some very simple suggestions for holding power within. It is not easy for humans to hold power. Giving it away to the outside–to parts of yourselves and reflections of yourselves that you see as higher–is what you are accustomed to. Dear ones, we as the Angels in Heaven do not want your power. We do not want you worshipping us for that is not what either of us are here for. None of the masters who walked the Earth asked for you to worship them. We do not want you taking every word that we say and following it blindly for that is the old way. Those actions very effectively take your power from you. We will not even give you a name to place on us as humans have a tendency to give power away to labels far too easily. It was the Keeper that gave us the name the group, not us. What we hope you will do is to simply take some of these suggestions and take the one piece that you may be able to use and apply in some fashion in your life, some piece of information that may help you to become the Human Angels of Planet Earth. And in that vein, we will offer you simple suggestions. Take what resonates in your own heart and leave the rest, for that is higher-vibrational living in the fifth dimension. These are the six precepts of holding power in the higher vibrations of the New Planet Earth.

1st Precept: Release the Illusion of Polarity

The first that we would ask you to consider is releasing the concept of right and wrong. You have done so well to take your truths and place them in a box that defines them very clearly, for a truth is something that you have held that applies in all situations. In the lower vibrations of where you have been, you have used judgment very well to get from point A to point B and to help you define your truths. But now, as you are rapidly moving through vibrational levels in rapid succession, you can now see that truth is not a stationary standard. Rather it is an evolution in progress. Therefore, we ask you to begin releasing some of the things that may actually hold you back. This includes some of the truths that have helped you get to a certain perspective. Right and wrong actually hold judgment. In its place, we will ask you to simply use discernment. Discernment is the art of making life choices without judgment. To use discernment, we suggest that you take only what resonates within your heart and leave the rest without judgment, for those things were simply placed there for someone else. They may not be your truths at your stage of evolution, but when you judge them, you attach a string to them and you carry them with you in everything that you do. What happens is, every time you think you are leaving something that is “wrong,” you end up creating much more of the same. We see what you are thinking: “If we release the concept of right and wrong, our Planet would be chaos, would it not?” No, for there is a much higher law that is in effect. It is simply a reflection of the Universal Energy, so the law of cause and effect is still in force. It is only “right” and “wrong” that we ask you to begin to release. In all areas, you can start grasping higher truths and finding different levels of things that feed you, and begin releasing things that do not. We even tell you that an early mathematician and physicist by the name of Isaac Newton uncovered a high truth which he labeled his third law of motion. It said “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” We will take that a step further and tell you that for every right or good there is an equal and opposite wrong or bad. In fact they are an integral part of each other and one does not exist without the other. Understanding that light and dark are actually a part of the same creation may help you to release the third dimensional concepts of right and wrong.

2nd Precept: Embrace Responsibility

Each one of you is responsible for bringing your own version of Heaven to Earth, and that brings us very clearly to the second precept. The second precept is responsibility. There is much confusion about this. In the turmoil that you have experienced in your Game, you have wondered where your lines of responsibility are drawn. We tell you, they are very clearly only within yourself. To take responsibility for anyone or anything outside of yourself is clearly a misdirection of energy. How do you increase your personal power? How do you hold more power in physical form? How can you hold more power within a relationship? We tell you the equation is simple: Embrace more responsibility and you will increase your personal power. Hold the responsibility only for yourself, for your actions, and for what you hold in your heart—your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs—and you will change the world. Each and every one of you is responsible only for that piece of yourself which connects to the whole and changes the collective vibration. When you are responsible within yourself, you look in each other’s eyes and you plant seeds of light. You go out across the street to the deli and you smile, and without saying a word you have planted very important seeds. Perhaps in that smile they have re-cognized the brother that was lost for many lifetimes. If you wish to increase your personal power in a relationship take more responsibility in that relationship. If you wish to increase your power in the area of abundance we ask you to find ways of taking more responsibility in that same area. Increase your personal responsibility fist by taking responsibility for your own happiness and create your own reality rather than letting it be created for you as most of you have done.

3rd Precept: Choose your Point of Perception

Now we move to the third precept, which is simply perception. Your entire reality is a direct product of your perception of it. Life is a stage and you are in the audience. What we tell you now is that the play changes drastically when you change the seat from which you view it. Your angle of perception determines your reality. What we tell you now is that even after you have set your angle of perception, it is entirely possible to shift it to another location. If you do not care for the play you are watching on stage, stand up and change your seat. You are beginning to realize this now, because as you discover more of the higher attributes of the fifth dimensional reality, you will see that there are even alternate realities that run concurrent to your own. You sit here in this room and listen to our words through the Keeper, and yet there may be another one of you that is sitting in a slightly different reality. What you have not known is that it is entirely possible to jump from one reality to the next and that will depend on your point of perception. Changing your perception ever so slightly will create a different outcome. We ask you not only to become aware of your point of perception in relation to events and things around you, but also to become aware of how you perceive your own power. If you watch the news on television and see how horrible the world really is, then you are destined to live in a horrible world and you will attract exactly those experiences. Rather, if you watch the new on television and look for possibilities rather than insurmountable problems, then your experiences will be filled with possibilities. When you look inside yourself, you will find the real power.

You are awakening from the dream, and you are starting to understand that you are the masters of the Gameboard. It has not been easy. Some of the lessons you have chosen have run you straight up against a brick wall that would keep you from seeing your power. You think that someone has pulled the rug out from under you or had power over you. We tell you it is hard to see, we understand that. Yet, if you will change your perception of your own power to within instead of without, you will see the difference.

A slight shift of perception is to see that much of what you may have experienced as running up against a brick wall may have been by contract, to help facilitate a life lesson, or to activate your own awakening. Many of you are powerful master healers only because you have experienced something very negative in your life that has pushed you into taking your power. Adopt this point of perception and you will find your self holding your own power.

You have been motivated so much by pain on your Planet. You are so afraid of emotional pain, you are so afraid of physical pain, you will do anything to avoid pain, and we tell you that if you could see it from our side of the veil you would understand that it is different. When you actually do come Home and re-connect with those who have been a part of your painful experiences, you will slap each other on the back, you will shake each other’s hands, you will hug each other with the touch of an Angel. And you will even re-member that pain as a joyous human experience that may have motivated you. Shift the perception of your own power to within, and understand that you always have choice. In every moment you have choice. If you have released the concept of “right” and “wrong,” you can see that there are no wrong choices. And if you take responsibility, you can release the most useless human emotion that you have remaining from the third vibration. In the lower vibrations from which you have come, you have carried with you important things that have stirred your energy for your own survival. And we tell you that in those areas you have used judgment to get from point A to point B. The most useless human emotion that you have remaining from the third vibration is the “G” word: guilt. Guilt is a very negative point of perception. If you are following the six precepts, you can see that you are here right now. And if you are taking responsibility for where you are, it does not mean that you are taking responsibility for anyone other than yourself. See where you are at this moment, and if there is something that you can do about it then do it. Otherwise, release the guilt. You have had much leeway in this in the third dimension where you have survived for so long, but in the fifth dimensional state of higher-vibrational living, there will be no room for the “G” word. Begin releasing it now and you will be well prepared for the transition into the next dimension.

4th Precept: Dance in your Passion

In the lower vibrations from which you are evolving passion was something that you experienced only occasionally. Passion was only something that you experienced as a result of lining up the energy in a certain way, and it was wonderful. It was a spice of life added in moderation. In the higher vibrations passion is the state in which you live daily life. Your work paradigm and your primary motivation in the third dimension has been about survival. Therefore, the work paradigm has been very clearly two words: work hard. You have been taught and you have seen that in the lower vibrations from which you have come, your truth was that if you worked hard enough, you could get anything you wanted. But now you are seeing, as you move to higher vibrational levels, this no longer applies. We tell you that you are no longer simply seeking survival. You are now seeking unity consciousness and a higher truth. And as that becomes the primary motivation, you must follow your heart. It is at this point that passion becomes the most important piece.

We tell you now that your success in the higher vibrations of the new planet Earth is directly proportionate to the amount of joy and passion that you experience on a daily basis.

Ahh, we love the re-action you have just given us. For many of you have started thinking, “I am still working at a job that I do not care for. If only I could move into my passion, if only I could do what I came here to do, if only I could be the healer that I know that I am.” Some of you have not been supported to do the work that you are passionate about on a daily basis, hour by hour. We also tell you that as you move more into the higher vibrations, it will become critical that you experience as much passion as you can, especially if you are not working in a field that you are passionate about. We also tell you that you no longer have the tolerance for mismatches of energy. In the work you are currently doing, if there are not at least some pieces that you are passionate about, it is only a matter of time before you leave that work. Fear it not, dear ones, for all change leads to something better. There will be much change ahead. As you move to higher-vibrational levels, dare to reach for that which resonates within your own heart as passion. Dare to reach for that which adds to you and does not take from you. For as each one of you does that on an individual basis, you become a higher use to the Universe and to the others sitting around you.

Dear ones, your joy is passed one to the other as you plant the seeds of light, and it becomes incredibly important to each one of you. Dare to go after the passion. If you find that you are in a situation where you must spend a certain number of hours doing a job that you are not passionate about, we ask you to find those little things in that job that you are passionate about, and to focus on those. Find ways to do things on the weekends, find ways to do things in the evenings. Find ways to connect to people at work who share your passion. If you can find ways to put the extraordinary back in the mundane, you may find that there is more passion even in the work that you are at.

Humans have a tendency at this stage to cut and run. It is much easier for you to quit the job and go find a new one than it is for you to change it into something that you are passionate about. Find opportunities for both, and look for the magic in the mundane. Even if you are only able to experience it as you pass one another in the elevator, that may be enough. Carry that energy freely and spread it amongst yourselves, and you will find pieces of your passion. And if you look and you still cannot find your passion, it is simply because you are taking yourselves far too seriously. If we find you getting too serious, we will tickle your funny bone to re-mind you that it is only a Game. Laugh often, dear ones, for that settles the energy and allows the passion to find you. If you begin playing the Game and having fun, you will find your passion. The higher vibrations of the New Planet Earth will support passion as a life style.

5th Precept: Honor the Flow of Energy

The fifth precept is an important one, for it is the flow of energy. The fifth precept is all about how energy moves around you. So often, you have seen energy and you have put yourself in the energy flow, thinking that you could collect energy, thinking that you could grab it and that it would become part of you and add to you. We tell you, it does not work that way. Much of what you experience as a lack of abundance is only because you see energy as coming into you, and you have tried to increase the flow of energy into you so that you would have an abundance of energy, and we tell you it is not necessary to do that. It is more helpful to adopt the attitude of “flow”, rather than an expectation of receiving. See yourself as the dolphin, for the dolphin has such a sleek design that it can swim through the murkiest of waters and nothing sticks to it. The dolphin is probably one of the most abundant creatures that you have on planet Earth, for it has everything in every moment and has to carry nothing with it. It also knows how to have fun. As it dances from here to there, if it finds something that detracts from it, it simply moves elsewhere and finds more of the passion. Allow yourself to go through the energy effortlessly, knowing that all energy is temporal. As it moves through you, allow the energy to become part of you only momentarily as you allow it to flow through you. If you allow this flow-through, you will adopt an attitude of dancing through life joyously, and you will see that in the higher vibrations it is much easier to simply allow yourself to flow through the energy. The moment you take responsibility for someone else’s energy, that energy sticks to you. It becomes part of you, and you must now either release it or change it in some fashion. That has caused much difficulty on your Planet. You are responsible only for yourself and your flow through life.

As you start taking that attitude, even your own world leaders will begin understanding that they do not have the power that they thought they had. The days of Mu will re-turn, and the world leaders will become the trusted servants that they were originally designed to be. At that time they will accurately reflect the collective hearts of all of humanity. That time, dear ones, is closer than you think. That is part of the reason why you are seeing so many of your world leaders take notice. At this present time you often hear them say, “This is right and that is wrong.” “This is good and this is evil.” Please understand that as they collect more information they will be allowed to use it in a more productive way.

6th Precept: Make Space for Empowered Humans

This brings us to the sixth precept. The sixth precept is one of the most important. We have been talking up to this point about how you go within, how you take responsibility only for yourself. But you know that you are all connected to one another, so how do you re-act to those around you? By making space for empowered humans in your life. Anything that you can do to empower another human being will ultimately reflect on your own energy, will ultimately increase your vibrations, and will bring Home to Planet Earth. Use the empowerment factor, dear ones. Allow yourselves to empower and make space not only in your governments, but also in your businesses and in your personal relationships. In relationship to your children, make space for the empowered humans. Make space for them to be fully empowered in their own energy, standing right next to you, for that is where the magic is.

Take some of the precepts that we have offered you. Take it and play with it and use it. Find a way to pass it on. Look in the mirror, dear ones, and see the teachers that you are. You are changing the planet of free choice. You are changing humanity. You are the Masters of the Gameboard who are changing All That Is. It is we who are honored to be in your presence this day and we thank you.

It is with the greatest of honor that we ask you to treat each other with respect and nurture one another. Use the empowerment factor and play well together.

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Re: His Holiness Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun 1932-2010

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United Nations Women’s Guild - Geneva
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About Us

The United Nations Women's Guild was founded in 1970 as a non-profit organization. In accordance with the principles of the United Nation’s Charter, it aims to foster friendship and understanding amongst women of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

The Guild also offers support to newcomers in Geneva and raises funds for the benefit of vulnerable children throughout the world. The Guild offers a variety of monthly and weekly activities on a voluntary basis, from language classes and skills training to Help Line, cultural exchange, fundraising, sports and leisure groups, as well as organizing special events.

Our language classes include French, English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. Artistic work is covered through painting and drawing, quilting, handicrafts and jewellery making. All-year-round leisure activities include hiking, fitness training, walking, mah jong, bridge, cooking, book club, image consulting, cinema club and cultural visits.

The Monthly Meetings serve as the Guild's discussion forum where different issues of interest are presented by members or invited guests.

The Coffee Morning, where all the members can meet, is scheduled every first Tuesday of the month and hosted by spouses of permanent missions or special interest groups within the Guild.

Our Special Events program varies throughout the year from art and craft exhibitions, annual bridge tournament, annual luncheon, cultural evenings and the Children’s Walk.

The major event and calendar highlight, however, is the UNWG International Charity Bazaar, held every year in November at the Palais des Nations. This important event is our major fundraiser for projects benefiting disadvantaged children across the globe.

We all have our potential: the UNWG is a platform for all members to come out and share their talents and abilities with other members.


In the autumn of 1970, a small group of women, most of whom had been active members of the United Nations Women’s Guild in New York, held a series of meetings to consider the desirability of founding a similar guild in Geneva. As a result of their deliberations, a meeting of about 50 women was held on 9 December 1970 in the American Community House, at which the suggested statutes and by-laws, based mainly on those of the New York Guild, were approved. The first Executive Committee was elected; a minimal membership fee was accepted and the UNWG of Geneva came into being in its present form. From 9 February 1971 regular meetings have taken place.

Since 1970 location for meetings have changed several times; the American Community House served only for the first meeting. The Villa Rigot also proved too small and the Monthly Meetings (Coffee Mornings) were held in the Salle de la Tour, 15 Chemin du Pommier. During the year 1975-1976, ILO kindly allowed us to hold our Coffee Mornings in the recreation room of their building.

Also in 1975, the UN allocated an office for our use, first in the Palais itself and later in the annex at Petit Saconnex.

Like the New York Women’s Guild, the Geneva Guild has the twofold aim of welcoming and forming a social and cultural center for women, who are “connected by work or relationship with the UN, the specialized agencies, the permanent missions to the United Nations and intergovernmental organizations with headquarters in Geneva” and of “assisting children in need throughout the world”. Since that first meeting in 1970 the Guild has expanded, developed and diversified its activities, but has never strayed from the guidelines then adopted.

Fundraising, which began in 1972 in a school next to the Matutina Parc residence in Petit-Saconnex collecting about 16 000 CHF, has developed into the present Bazaar, visited by about 6000 persons. Approximately 300 000 CHF is being regularly raised to be distributed to different children’s projects worldwide.

Activities 2019

Pilates (at ITU)
Monday 10:15-11:30
Wednesday 10:15-11:30

Yoga (at ITU)
Thursday 10:00-11:00
Friday 9:30–10:30 (intermediate)

Zumba (at ITU)
Tuesday 10:00-11:00

Social Bridge
Thursday 9:30-13:30

Handicraft & Quilting
Tuesday 13:00-16:00

Jewellery Making
First Friday 9:30-12:30

Open Bridge (at ILO)
Tuesday 13:15-16:30

Book Club
Last Friday 14:00–16:00

Wednesday (different meeting times)

Full body workout (at ITU)
Friday 10:00–11:00

Mah Jong
Wednesday 12:30-15:30

3rd Friday 13:30–15:00

Wednesday 14:30-17:00

Arts and Crafts
Friday 14:00–16:00 (except the last of the month)


Every year, the United Nations Women's Guild in Geneva, in collaboration with the Permanent Missions accredited to the United Nations, the Geneva government authorities and business community organizes an International Bazaar and Lottery to raise funds for disadvantaged children around the world. Over the years, the Bazaar has become the premier event in the international community. The UNWG Bazaar attracts more than 6,000 visitors and raises approximately 300 000 CHF. International arts, crafts and foods stalls sell their wares and lottery tickets are on sale with over 200 fabulous prizes to be won.


The proceeds from the Annual Bazaar are used solely to support development projects throughout the world. These are small-scale projects with a clearly defined purpose in favour of disadvantaged children and young women in the fields of health, education, vocational training and/or security. Proceeds from the Children’s walk and other fundraising activities are used to fund 5-year scholarship programmes for secondary school students. Money is also given for disaster relief. Applications for funding can only be submitted by a UNWG-Geneva member. To date the UNWG has been able to help about 2000 projects in over 100 countries with more than 7 million Swiss francs.


The United Nations Women's Guild is run by a team of volunteers. Membership is open to women connected by work or family relationships with the United Nations, its Specialized Agencies, the Permanent Missions and intergovernmental organizations with headquarters in Geneva. Women who are not connected with the United Nations community, but whose contribution to the purposes of the UNWG -Geneva would be considered valuable, may become associate members on recommendation of two UNWG-Geneva members and with the approval of the Executive Committee. The quota for associate members should not exceed 10 per cent.

Currently the Guild's membership stands at 550 women representing about 110 different nationalities.

The annual membership fee is CHF 85 and payment is accepted for the calendar year (January to December). Payment should be made by e-banking or directly at the bank.

For all inquiries and membership, please contact the Membership Secretary:

United Nations Women’s Guild
Cercle Féminin des Nations Unies
Office opening hours: Monday–Friday: 9:30am-12:00am
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Re: His Holiness Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun 1932-2010

Postby admin » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:54 am

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This article is about unexplained phenomena. For phenomena not subject to the laws of nature, see supernatural. For unexplained but presumed natural phenomena, see preternatural.

Paranormal events are purported phenomena described in popular culture, folk, and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described as beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.[1][2][3][4]

Proposals regarding the paranormal are different from scientific hypotheses or speculations extrapolated from scientific evidence because scientific ideas are grounded in empirical observations and experimental data gained through the scientific method. In contrast, those who argue for the existence of the paranormal explicitly do not base their arguments on empirical evidence but rather on anecdote, testimony, and suspicion.[5] Notable paranormal beliefs include those that pertain to extrasensory perception (for example, telepathy), spiritualism and the pseudosciences of ghost hunting, cryptozoology, and ufology.[6]


The term "paranormal" has existed in the English language since at least 1920.[7][8] The word consists of two parts: para and normal. The definition implies that the scientific explanation of the world around us is 'normal' and anything that is above, beyond, or contrary to that is 'para'.

Paranormal subjects

On the classification of paranormal subjects, Terence Hines in his book Pseudoscience and the Paranormal (2003) wrote:

“ The paranormal can best be thought of as a subset of pseudoscience. What sets the paranormal apart from other pseudosciences is a reliance on explanations for alleged phenomena that are well outside the bounds of established science. Thus, paranormal phenomena include extrasensory perception (ESP), telekinesis, ghosts, poltergeists, life after death, reincarnation, faith healing, human auras, and so forth. The explanations for these allied phenomena are phrased in vague terms of "psychic forces", "human energy fields", and so on. This is in contrast to many pseudoscientific explanations for other nonparanormal phenomena, which, although very bad science, are still couched in acceptable scientific terms.[9] ”

Ghost hunting

Main article: Ghost hunting

In traditional ghostlore and fiction featuring ghosts, a ghost is a manifestation of the spirit or soul of a person.[10] Alternative theories expand on that idea and include belief in the ghosts of deceased animals. Sometimes the term "ghost" is used synonymously with any spirit or demon,[11] however in popular usage the term typically refers to a deceased person's spirit.

The belief in ghosts as souls of the departed is closely tied to the concept of animism, an ancient belief which attributed souls to everything in nature.[12] As the 19th-century anthropologist George Frazer explained in his classic work, The Golden Bough (1890), souls were seen as the creature within that animated the body.[13][page needed] Although the human soul was sometimes symbolically or literally depicted in ancient cultures as a bird or other animal, it was widely held that the soul was an exact reproduction of the body in every feature, even down to clothing the person wore. This is depicted in artwork from various ancient cultures, including such works as the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead (ca. (1550 BCE), which shows deceased people in the afterlife appearing much as they did before death, including the style of dress.

Although the evidence for ghosts is largely anecdotal, the belief in ghosts throughout history has remained widespread and persistent.[citation needed]


Main article: Ufology

The possibility of extraterrestrial life is not, by itself, a paranormal subject. Many scientists are actively engaged in the search for unicellular life within the solar system, carrying out studies on the surface of Mars and examining meteors that have fallen to Earth.[14] Projects such as SETI are conducting an astronomical search for radio activity that would show evidence of intelligent life outside the solar system.[15] Scientific theories of how life developed on Earth allow for the possibility that life developed on other planets as well. The paranormal aspect of extraterrestrial life centers largely around the belief in unidentified flying objects and the phenomena said to be associated with them.

Early in the history of UFO culture, believers divided themselves into two camps. The first held a rather conservative view of the phenomena, interpreting them as unexplained occurrences that merited serious study. They began calling themselves "ufologists" in the 1950s and felt that logical analysis of sighting reports would validate the notion of extraterrestrial visitation.[12][page needed][16]

The second camp consisted of individuals who coupled ideas of extraterrestrial visitation with beliefs from existing quasi-religious movements. These individuals typically were enthusiasts of occultism and the paranormal. Many had backgrounds as active Theosophists, Spiritualists, or were followers of other esoteric doctrines. In contemporary times, many of these beliefs have coalesced into New Age spiritual movements.[12][page needed][16]

Both secular and spiritual believers describe UFOs as having abilities beyond what are considered possible according to known aerodynamic constraints and physical laws. The transitory events surrounding many UFO sightings also limits the opportunity for repeat testing required by the scientific method. Acceptance of UFO theories by the larger scientific community is further hindered by the many possible hoaxes associated with UFO culture.[17]


Main article: Cryptozoology

Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience and subculture that aims to prove the existence of entities from the folklore record, such as Bigfoot, chupacabras, or Mokele-mbembe. Cryptozoologists refer to these entities as cryptids, a term coined by the subculture.

Paranormal research

Approaching the paranormal from a research perspective is often difficult because of the lack of acceptable physical evidence from most of the purported phenomena. By definition, the paranormal does not conform to conventional expectations of nature. Therefore, a phenomenon cannot be confirmed as paranormal using the scientific method because, if it could be, it would no longer fit the definition. (However, confirmation would result in the phenomenon being reclassified as part of science.) Despite this problem, studies on the paranormal are periodically conducted by researchers from various disciplines. Some researchers simply study the beliefs in the paranormal regardless of whether the phenomena are considered to objectively exist. This section deals with various approaches to the paranormal: anecdotal, experimental, and participant-observer approaches and the skeptical investigation approach.

Anecdotal approach

An anecdotal approach to the paranormal involves the collection of stories told about the paranormal.

Charles Fort (1874–1932) is perhaps the best-known collector of paranormal anecdotes. Fort is said to have compiled as many as 40,000 notes on unexplained paranormal experiences, though there was no doubt many more. These notes came from what he called "the orthodox conventionality of Science", which were odd events originally reported in magazines and newspapers such as The Times and scientific journals such as Scientific American, Nature and Science. From this research Fort wrote seven books, though only four survive: The Book of the Damned (1919), New Lands (1923), Lo! (1931) and Wild Talents (1932); one book was written between New Lands and Lo!, but it was abandoned and absorbed into Lo!

Reported events that he collected include teleportation (a term Fort is generally credited with coining); poltergeist events; falls of frogs, fishes, and inorganic materials of an amazing range; crop circles; unaccountable noises and explosions; spontaneous fires; levitation; ball lightning (a term explicitly used by Fort); unidentified flying objects; mysterious appearances and disappearances; giant wheels of light in the oceans; and animals found outside their normal ranges (see phantom cat). He offered many reports of OOPArts, the abbreviation for "out of place" artefacts: strange items found in unlikely locations. He is perhaps the first person to explain strange human appearances and disappearances by the hypothesis of alien abduction and was an early proponent of the extraterrestrial hypothesis.

Fort is considered by many as the father of modern paranormalism, which is the study of the paranormal.

The magazine Fortean Times continues Charles Fort's approach, regularly reporting anecdotal accounts of the paranormal.

Such anecdotal collections, lacking the reproducibility of empirical evidence, are not amenable to scientific investigation. The anecdotal approach is not a scientific approach to the paranormal because it leaves verification dependent on the credibility of the party presenting the evidence. Nevertheless, it is a common approach to investigating paranormal phenomena.


Main article: Parapsychology

Experimental investigation of the paranormal has been conducted by parapsychologists. J. B. Rhine popularized the now famous methodology of using card-guessing and dice-rolling experiments in a laboratory in the hopes of finding evidence of extrasensory perception.[18] However, it was revealed that Rhine's experiments contained methodological flaws and procedural errors.[19][20][21]

In 1957, the Parapsychological Association was formed as the preeminent society for parapsychologists. In 1969, they became affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[22] Criticisms of the field were focused in the founding of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (1976), now called the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and its periodical, Skeptical Inquirer.[23] Eventually, more mainstream scientists became critical of parapsychology as an endeavor, and statements by the National Academies of Science and the National Science Foundation cast a pall on the claims of evidence for parapsychology. Today, many cite parapsychology as an example of a pseudoscience.[24][25] Parapsychology has been criticized for continuing investigation despite being unable to provide convincing evidence for the existence of any psychic phenomena after more than a century of research.[26][27]

By the 2000s, the status of paranormal research in the United States had greatly declined from its height in the 1970s, with the majority of work being privately funded and only a small amount of research being carried out in university laboratories. In 2007, Britain had a number of privately funded laboratories in university psychology departments.[28] Publication remained limited to a small number of niche journals,[28] and to date there have been no experimental results that have gained wide acceptance in the scientific community as valid evidence of the paranormal.[28]

Participant-observer approach

While parapsychologists look for quantitative evidence of the paranormal in laboratories, a great number of people immerse themselves in qualitative research through participant-observer approaches to the paranormal. Participant-observer methodologies have overlaps with other essentially qualitative approaches as well, including phenomenological research that seeks largely to describe subjects as they are experienced, rather than to explain them.[29][page needed]

Participant-observation suggests that by immersing oneself in the subject being studied, a researcher is presumed to gain understanding of the subject. Criticisms of participant-observation as a data-gathering technique are similar to criticisms of other approaches to the paranormal, but also include an increased threat to the objectivity of the researcher, unsystematic gathering of data, reliance on subjective measurement, and possible observer effects (observation may distort the observed behavior).[30][page needed] Specific data gathering methods, such as recording EMF readings at haunted locations have their own criticisms beyond those attributed to the participant-observation approach itself.

The participant-observer approach to the paranormal has gained increased visibility and popularity through reality television programs like Ghost Hunters, and the formation of independent ghost hunting groups that advocate immersive research at alleged paranormal locations. One popular website for ghost hunting enthusiasts lists over 300 of these organizations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.[31]

Skeptical scientific investigation

Scientific skeptics advocate critical investigation of claims of paranormal phenomena: applying the scientific method to reach a rational, scientific explanation of the phenomena to account for the paranormal claims, taking into account that alleged paranormal abilities and occurrences are sometimes hoaxes or misinterpretations of natural phenomena. A way of summarizing this method is by the application of Occam's razor, which suggests that the simpler solution is usually the correct one.[32] The standard scientific models give the explanation that what appears to be paranormal phenomena is usually a misinterpretation, misunderstanding, or anomalous variation of natural phenomena, rather than an actual paranormal phenomenon.[33][34][35]

The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, formerly the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), is an organization that aims to publicize the scientific, skeptical approach. It carries out investigations aimed at understanding paranormal reports in terms of scientific understanding, and publishes its results in its journal, the Skeptical Inquirer.

Richard Wiseman, of The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, draws attention to possible alternative explanations for perceived paranormal activity in his article, The Haunted Brain. While he recognizes that approximately 15% of people believe they have experienced an encounter with a ghost, he reports that only 1% report seeing a full-fledged ghost while the rest report strange sensory stimuli, such as seeing fleeting shadows or wisps of smoke, or the sensation of hearing footsteps or feeling a presence. Wiseman makes the claim that, rather than experiencing paranormal activity, it is activity within our own brains that creates these strange sensations.[34]

Michael Persinger proposed that ghostly experiences could be explained by stimulating the brain with weak magnetic fields.[34] Swedish psychologist Pehr Granqvist and his team, attempting to replicate Persinger's research, determined that the paranormal sensations experienced by Persinger's subjects were merely the result of suggestion, and that brain stimulation with magnetic fields did not result in ghostly experiences.[34]

Oxford University Justin Barrett has theorized that "agency" — being able to figure out why people do what they do — is so important in everyday life, that it is natural for our brains to work too hard at it, thereby detecting human or ghost-like behaviour in everyday meaningless stimuli.[34]

James Randi, an investigator with a background in illusion, feels that the simplest explanation for those claiming paranormal abilities is often trickery, illustrated by demonstrating that the spoon bending abilities of psychic Uri Geller can easily be duplicated by trained stage magicians.[36][37] He is also the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation and its million dollar challenge that offered a prize of US $1,000,000 to anyone who could demonstrate evidence of any paranormal, supernatural or occult power or event, under test conditions agreed to by both parties.[38] Despite many declarations of supernatural ability, the prize was never claimed.


Main article: Anomalistic psychology

In anomalistic psychology, paranormal phenomena have naturalistic explanations resulting from psychological and physical factors which have sometimes given the impression of paranormal activity to some people, in fact, where there have been none.[39] The psychologist David Marks wrote that paranormal phenomena can be explained by magical thinking, mental imagery, subjective validation, coincidence, hidden causes, and fraud.[33] According to studies some people tend to hold paranormal beliefs because they possess psychological traits that make them more likely to misattribute paranormal causation to normal experiences.[40][41] Research has also discovered that cognitive bias is a factor underlying paranormal belief.[42][43]

Many studies have found a link between personality and psychopathology variables correlating with paranormal belief.[44][45][46] Some studies have also shown that fantasy proneness correlates positively with paranormal belief.[47]

Bainbridge (1978) and Wuthnow (1976) found that the most susceptible people to paranormal belief are those who are poorly educated, unemployed or have roles that rank low among social values. The alienation of these people due to their status in society is said to encourage them to appeal to paranormal or magical beliefs.[48][49]

Research has associated paranormal belief with low cognitive ability, low IQ and a lack of science education.[50][51] Intelligent and highly educated participants involved in surveys have proven to have less paranormal belief.[52][53][54] Tobacyk (1984) and Messer and Griggs (1989) discovered that college students with better grades have less belief in the paranormal.[55][56]

In a case study (Gow, 2004) involving 167 participants the findings revealed that psychological absorption and dissociation were higher for believers in the paranormal.[57] Another study involving 100 students had revealed a positive correlation between paranormal belief and proneness to dissociation.[58] A study (Williams et al. 2007) discovered that "neuroticism is fundamental to individual differences in paranormal belief, while paranormal belief is independent of extraversion and psychoticism".[59] A correlation has been found between paranormal belief and irrational thinking.[60][61]

In an experiment Wierzbicki (1985) reported a significant correlation between paranormal belief and the number of errors made on a syllogistic reasoning task, suggesting that believers in the paranormal have lower cognitive ability.[62] A relationship between narcissistic personality and paranormal belief was discovered in a study involving the Australian Sheep-Goat Scale.[63]

De Boer and Bierman wrote:

“ In his article 'Creative or Defective' Radin (2005) asserts that many academics explain the belief in the paranormal by using one of the three following hypotheses: Ignorance, deprivation or deficiency. 'The ignorance hypothesis asserts that people believe in the paranormal because they're uneducated or stupid. The deprivation hypothesis proposes that these beliefs exist to provide a way to cope in the face of psychological uncertainties and physical stressors. The deficiency hypothesis asserts that such beliefs arise because people are mentally defective in some way, ranging from low intelligence or poor critical thinking ability to a full-blown psychosis' (Radin). The deficiency hypothesis gets some support from the fact that the belief in the paranormal is an aspect of a schizotypical personality (Pizzagalli, Lehman and Brugger, 2001).[64] ”

A psychological study involving 174 members of the Society for Psychical Research completed a delusional ideation questionnaire and a deductive reasoning task. As predicted, the study showed that "individuals who reported a strong belief in the paranormal made more errors and displayed more delusional ideation than skeptical individuals". There was also a reasoning bias which was limited to people who reported a belief in, rather than experience of, paranormal phenomena. The results suggested that reasoning abnormalities may have a causal role in the formation of paranormal belief.[65]

Research has shown that people reporting contact with aliens have higher levels of absorption, dissociativity, fantasy proneness and tendency to hallucinate.[66]

Findings have shown in specific cases that paranormal belief acts as a psychodynamic coping function and serves as a mechanism for coping with stress.[67] Survivors from childhood sexual abuse, violent and unsettled home environments have reported to have higher levels of paranormal belief.[68][69] A study of a random sample of 502 adults revealed paranormal experiences were common in the population which were linked to a history of childhood trauma and dissociative symptoms.[70] Research has also suggested that people who perceive themselves as having little control over their lives may develop paranormal beliefs to help provide an enhanced sense of control.[71]

Gender differences in surveys on paranormal belief have reported women scoring higher than men overall and men having greater belief in UFOs and extraterrestrials.[72][73] Surveys have also investigated the relationship between ethnicity and paranormal belief. In a sample of American university students (Tobacyk et al. 1988) it was found that people of African descent have a higher level of belief in superstitions and witchcraft while belief in extraterrestrial life forms was stronger among people of European descent.[74] Otis and Kuo (1984) surveyed Singapore university students and found Chinese, Indian and Malay students to differ in their paranormal beliefs, with the Chinese students showing greater skepticism.[75]

According to American surveys analysed by (Bader et al. 2011) African Americans have the highest belief in the paranormal and while the findings are not uniform the "general trend is for whites to show lesser belief in most paranormal subjects".[76]

Polls show that about fifty percent of the United States population believe in the paranormal. Robert L. Park says a lot of people believe in it because they "want it to be so".[77]

A 2013 study that utilized a biological motion perception task discovered a "relation between illusory pattern perception and supernatural and paranormal beliefs and suggest that paranormal beliefs are strongly related to agency detection biases".[78]

A 2014 study discovered that schizophrenic patients have more belief in psi than healthy adults.[79]


Some scientists have investigated possible neurocognitive processes underlying the formation of paranormal beliefs.[80] In a study (Pizzagalli et al. 2000) data demonstrated that "subjects differing in their declared belief in and experience with paranormal phenomena as well as in their schizotypal ideation, as determined by a standardized instrument, displayed differential brain electric activity during resting periods."[81] Another study (Schulter and Papousek, 2008) wrote that paranormal belief can be explained by patterns of functional hemispheric asymmetry that may be related to perturbations during fetal development.[82]

It was also realized that people with higher dopamine levels have the ability to find patterns and meanings where there aren't any. This is why scientists have connected high dopamine levels with paranormal belief.[83]


Some scientists have criticised the media for promoting paranormal claims. In a report (Singer and Benassi, 1981) wrote that the media may account for much of the near universality of paranormal belief as the public are constantly exposed to films, newspapers, documentaries and books endorsing paranormal claims while critical coverage is largely absent.[84] According to Paul Kurtz "In regard to the many talk shows that constantly deal with paranormal topics, the skeptical viewpoint is rarely heard; and when it is permitted to be expressed, it is usually sandbagged by the host or other guests." Kurtz described the popularity of public belief in the paranormal as a "quasi-religious phenomenon", a manifestation of a transcendental temptation, a tendency for people to seek a transcendental reality that cannot be known by using the methods of science. Kurtz compared this to a primitive form of magical thinking.[85]

Terence Hines has written that on a personal level, paranormal claims could be considered a form of consumer fraud as people are "being induced through false claims to spend their money—often large sums—on paranormal claims that do not deliver what they promise" and uncritical acceptance of paranormal belief systems can be damaging to society.[86]

Belief polls

While the validity of the existence of paranormal phenomena is controversial and debated passionately by both proponents of the paranormal and by skeptics, surveys are useful in determining the beliefs of people in regards to paranormal phenomena. These opinions, while not constituting scientific evidence for or against, may give an indication of the mindset of a certain portion of the population (at least among those who answered the polls). The number of people worldwide who believe in parapsychological powers has been estimated to be 3 to 4 billion.[87]

A survey conducted in 2006 by researchers from Australia's Monash University[88] sought to determine what types of phenomena that people claim to have experienced and the effects these experiences have had on their lives. The study was conducted as an online survey with over 2,000 respondents from around the world participating. The results revealed that around 70% of the respondents believe to have had an unexplained paranormal event that changed their life, mostly in a positive way. About 70% also claimed to have seen, heard, or been touched by an animal or person that they knew was not there; 80% have reported having a premonition, and almost 50% stated they recalled a previous life.[88]

Polls were conducted by Bryan Farha at Oklahoma City University and Gary Steward of the University of Central Oklahoma in 2006. They found fairly consistent results compared to the results of a Gallup poll in 2001.[89]

Percentage of U.S. citizens polled

Phenomena / Farha-Steward (2006) / Gallup (2001) / Gallup (2005)[90]

Belief / Not sure / Disbelief / Belief / Not sure / Disbelief / Belief / Not sure / Disbelief

Psychic, Spiritual healing / 56 / 26 / 18 / 54 / 19 / 26 / 55[a] / 17 / 26
ESP / 28 / 39 / 33 / 50 / 20 / 27 / 41 / 25 / 32
Haunted houses / 40 / 25 / 35 / 42 / 16 / 41 / 37 / 16 / 46
Demonic possession / 40 / 28 / 32 / 41 / 16 / 41 / 42 / 13 / 44
Ghosts / 39 / 27 / 34 / 38 / 17 / 44 / 32 / 19 / 48
Telepathy / 24 / 34 / 42 / 36 / 26 / 35 / 31 / 27 / 42
Extraterrestrials visited Earth in the past / 17 / 34 / 49 / 33 / 27 / 38 / 24 / 24 / 51
Clairvoyance and Prophecy / 24 / 33 / 43 / 32 / 23 / 45 / 26 / 24 / 50
Mediumship / 16 / 29 / 55 / 28 / 26 / 46 / 21 / 23 / 55
Astrology / 17 / 26 / 57 / 28 / 18 / 52 / 25 / 19 / 55
Witches / 26 / 19 / 55 / 26 / 15 / 59 / 21 / 12 / 66
Reincarnation / 15 / 28 / 57 / 25 / 20 / 54 / 20 / 20 / 59

A survey by Jeffrey S. Levin, associate professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk found that over 2/3 of the U.S. population reported having at least one mystical experience.[89][91]

A 1996 Gallup poll estimated that 71% of the people in the United States believed that the government was covering up information about UFOs. A 2002 Roper poll conducted for the Sci Fi channel reported that 56% thought UFOs were real craft and 48% that aliens had visited the Earth.[89]

A 2001 National Science Foundation survey found that 9 percent of people polled thought astrology was very scientific, and 31 percent thought it was somewhat scientific. About 32% of Americans surveyed stated that some numbers were lucky, while 46% of Europeans agreed with that claim. About 60% of all people polled believed in some form of Extra-sensory perception and 30% thought that "some of the unidentified flying objects that have been reported are really space vehicles from other civilizations."[92]

In 2017 the Chapman University Survey of American Fears asked about seven paranormal beliefs and found that "the most common belief is that ancient advanced civilizations such as Atlantis once existed (55 percent). Next was that places can be haunted by spirits (52 percent), aliens have visited Earth in our ancient past (35 percent), aliens have come to Earth in modern times (26 percent), some people can move objects with their minds (25 percent), fortune tellers and psychics can survey the future (19 percent), and Bigfoot is a real creature. Only one-fourth of respondents didn't hold at least one of these beliefs."[93]

[b]Paranormal challenges

Main article: List of prizes for evidence of the paranormal

In 1922, Scientific American offered two US $2,500 offers: (1) for the first authentic spirit photograph made under test conditions, and (2) for the first psychic to produce a "visible psychic manifestation". Harry Houdini was a member of the investigating committee. The first medium to be tested was George Valiantine, who claimed that in his presence spirits would speak through a trumpet that floated around a darkened room. For the test, Valiantine was placed in a room, the lights were extinguished, but unbeknownst to him his chair had been rigged to light a signal in an adjoining room if he ever left his seat. Because the light signals were tripped during his performance, Valiantine did not collect the award.[94] The last to be examined by Scientific American was Mina Crandon in 1924.

Since then, many individuals and groups have offered similar monetary awards for proof of the paranormal in an observed setting. These prizes have a combined value of over $2.4 million.[95]

The James Randi Educational Foundation offers a prize of a million dollars to a person who can prove that they have supernatural or paranormal abilities under appropriate test conditions. Several other skeptic groups also offer a monied prize for proof of the paranormal, including the largest group of paranormal investigators, the Independent Investigations Group, which has chapters in Hollywood; Atlanta; Denver; Washington, D.C.; Alberta, B.C.; and San Francisco. The IIG offers a $100,000 prize and a $5,000 finders fee if a claimant can prove a paranormal claim under 2 scientifically controlled tests. Founded in 2000 no claimant has passed the first (and lower odds) of the test.[96]

See also


• Australian Sheep-Goat Scale
• Cryptozoology
• Folie a deux
• Forteana
• Ghost
• Ghost Hunting
• Ghost Stations
• Mysticism
• New Age
• Astral projection
• Extrasensory perception
• Mediumship
• Occult
• Out-of-body experience
• Paranormal fiction
• Category:Paranormal investigators
• Parapsychology
• Psionics
• Psychics
• Supernatural
• List of paranormal magazines
• List of reported UFO sightings
• Yūrei

Paranormal by locations

• List of reportedly haunted locations in the World
• In Bangladesh
• In Canada
• In China
• In Colombia
• In France
• In India
• In Mexico
• In the Philippines
• In Romania
• In the United Kingdom
o In Scotland
• In the United States
o In California
 San Francisco Bay Area
o In Oregon
o In Pennsylvania
o In Plymouth, Massachusetts
o In Washington, DC


• Arthur C. Clarke
• Bernard Heuvelmans
• Bruce Barrymore Halpenny
• Carl Sagan
• Charles Fort
• Hilary Evans
• Ivan Sanderson
• Rupert Sheldrake
• Joseph Banks Rhine
• John Keel
• Robert Ripley
• Brad Steiger


• Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
• Critical thinking
• Debunking
• Hoaxes
• James Randi
• Prizes for paranormal proof
• Schizotypy
• Skepticism
• Independent Investigations Group


• Fringe science
• Pseudoscience
• Scientific method


1. Also includes the effect of placebo through "power of the human mind to heal the body".[90]
2. Some may have taken this metaphorically.[90]
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Further reading

• Bell, V. & Halligan, P. W. (2012). "The Neural Basis of Abnormal Personal Belief". In F. Kruger and J. Grafman (eds) The Neural Basis of Human Belief Systems. Hove: Psychology Press.
• Cohen, D. (1989). Encyclopedia of the Strange. Hippocrene Books. ISBN 978-0880294515
• Crawley, S. E. (2001). "Psychic or fantasy-prone?" The Skeptic, 14(1), 11–12.
• French, C. C. (1992) "Population stereotypes and belief in the paranormal: Is there a relationship?" Australian Psychologist, 27, 57-58.
• French, C. C. (1992) "Factors underlying belief in the paranormal: Do sheep and goats think differently?" The Psychologist", 5, 295–299.
• Hatton, K. (2001). "Developmental origins of magical beliefs". The Skeptic, 14(1), 18–19.
• Hines, T. (2003). Pseudoscience and the Paranormal. Prometheus Books.
• Holden, K. J., & French, C. C. (2002). "Alien abduction experiences: Clues from neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry". In Spence, S. A., & Halligan, P. W. (eds.) Pathologies of Body, Self and Space. Hove: Psychology Press. 163–178.
• Irwin, H. (2009). The Psychology of Paranormal Belief: A Researcher's Handbook. University Of Hertfordshire Press. ISBN 978-1902806938
• Jink, T. (2011). An Introduction to the Psychology of Paranormal Belief and Experience. Mcfarland. ISBN 978-0786465446
• Lange, R., Houran, J. (1998). "Delusions of the paranormal: A haunting question of perception". Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 186 (10), 637–645.
• Marks, D. F. (1988). "The psychology of paranormal beliefs". Experientia, 44, 332–337.
• Stein, G. (1996). The Encyclopedia of the Paranormal. Prometheus Books. ISBN 978-1573920216
• Thalbourne, M. A. & French, C. C. (1995) "Paranormal belief, manic-depressiveness, and magical ideation: A replication". Personality and Individual Differences, 18, 291–292.
• Wilson, K. & French, C. C. (2006). "The relationship between susceptibility to false memories, dissociativity, and paranormal belief and experience". Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 1493–1502.
• Wiseman, R. & Watt, C. (2006). "Belief in psychic ability and the misattribution hypothesis: A qualitative review". British Journal of Psychology. 97, 323–338.

External links

• Paranormal at Curlie
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