What an astonishing difference a decade makes. Looking back to my journal entries in December of 2010 and January of 2011, I was being lambasted for being an advocate of the danger of climate change and was also looking for some sort of official announcement that UFOs were real.
Halfway through the decade, on August 11, 2015, Anne died. At first, I did not think I could bear the loss, but she proceeded to return in ways that were skillfully orchestrated to be undeniable. We formed a partnership and I had the astonishing experience of co-authoring Afterlife Revolution with her across the barrier between the worlds. To this day, I work with Anne every day of my life and meditate with her whenever we connect. To symbolize the continuation of our union, I wear both wedding rings side by side. We are one body now, but still very much two minds. Occasionally, she transmits a new Anne’s Diary through me. They are marked by her signature brevity and wisdom, and her unique point of view. They do not come often, but I believe them to be authentic when they do. To read them, click here. The most recent is from November 9, 2019. I look forward to there being more!
Starting in 2017, I had the wonderful experience of welcoming more nonphysical beings into my mind, and found myself writing A New World not only with Anne, but with a whole host of others who acted as research assistants, editors, teachers and muses. The book was written by a team, only one of which has continuous physical presence. It was such fun and so exciting, and perfectly exemplifies the evolution of my relationship with this other level of reality. In 2010, when the visitors approached, I was usually very frightened. Now, even when the approach is totally physical, I don’t feel that fear.
For example, a few nights a gray briefly appeared in my apartment. I knew that it would probably happen because of, for one thing, the completely indescribable odor that filled the place. In the past, I’ve tried to characterize this as cinnamon or sulfur, but now that I have lived with it for longer stretches, I have realized that we don’t really have anything to compare it to. I call it an “active” scent, in the sense that it brings with the presence of these “others.”
On that night, she showed me some domestic objects. The were ordinary things, stuff you might find in a human place, only differently designed, smaller and more elegant. I realized that if I ever went to a world where they were the standard, I’d be huge. If such entities were to spend time here, though, it would work, I am sure.
Will that happen? In A New World, I discuss the conditions under which the visitors might appear. Because their coming is going to engender a lot of fear (again, for organic reasons that I discuss in the book) they won’t show themselves until there is no other choice.
One of the motives behind the book is to draw them into the lives of more of us, including our intellectuals and scientists. This is also the motive of my Christmas/New Year’s Dreamland special, which involves discussions with two scientists who have had them in their lives and benefited from the contact. I want more and there can be more.
Ten years ago, I would never have been able to write anything like that, but now it seems quite ordinary. At the same time, the admission by the US government that there are things flying around in the sky that we do not understand has made many people who would not otherwise have considered for a moment that aliens might be here think more seriously about the issue.
The visitors, as I call them, have worked with me very closely since Anne died in 2015. In fact, I no longer can really recognize a difference between them and us, except for one thing, and it is a truly crucial difference: their living and their dead appear to exist in a state of mutual awareness, and we are separated from our dead.
That is a huge and fundamental difference, and it’s one that, as Anne and I discuss in The Afterlife Revolution, one that is changing. This is not so much a change of mind an heart as it is an organic change. It is happening because more and more people are having things like near death experiences and close encounters. The reason that they are having near death experiences is that medical science routinely brings them back from situation which, even in the very recent past, would have meant death. As far as close encounter is concerned, when this happens to you, it completely upends your life, plunging you into a new vision of reality. In this sense, it is very much like an NDE, a devastatingly powerful restatement of the whole meaning of being alive.
In 2010, I never could have written those words, and going back to 2000 or 1990 seems like a journey to another planet, the planet of the past.
It seems to me that this is a time when mysteries that have lingered for a long time at the edge of reality are emerging into the light of day, and bringing with them a complete change in the meaning of what it is to be human.
What will happen next, and when? If present trends continue, the visitors will slowly become more open and more familiar. Maybe there will even be a moment that makes their presence an irrefutable reality. As to exact dates, I do not hold any sectret cards. I can only say that my own door is wide open, and so are a lot of others.
Ten years later, climate change denial is still with us, but a much smaller part of the debate than it was then. This is because the rapid decline of the planet’s biosphere is so dramatic that denial is a hard position to sustain. Instead, people feel helpless and continue to tolerate a worldwide lack of leadership in this area, despite the fact that the situation is obviously getting extremely dangerous. As I write this, vast fires in Australia are changing the face of that continent. It is estimated that half a billion animals have been killed so far in the fires, and an incomprehensible number of trees. Australia, as we have known it, will change forever, but as yet the scale of the transformation and the degree to which it is going to reduce the habitability of the continent is unknown.
There will be a rising cascade of changes that will lead to many different breakdowns and disasters. Will we be ready for them? That I doubt. Will we find our way through them? I have many worries that we will not, but at the same time there is so much innovation going on, and so much grassroots level activity, that we might well prevail. Across the planet, there are thousands of companies and scientific groups that know that whomever solves the problem of how to remove massive amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere will make trillions of dollars, and that there is far more money at this point to be made in climate change remediation than there is to be made profiting from continued denial.
I would think that, within five years, there won’t be any free societies left with climate change deniers in leadership. Only the dictatorships will still be deniers, and not all of those.
In May of 2019, after years of sheer hell, we were finally able to deploy the new version of Unknowncountry.com. The old site was no longer supported by the content management provider and was being entered by a hacker, who specialized in annoyances like causing shows to go offline. The structure of the site made it impossible for this individual to reach any secure data, such as subscriber information of any kind, but the annoyance was continuous.
In March of 2019 the hacker was caught and a stop was put to his activities, and we were finally able to move to the new website without interruption. While no site is entirely secure, we do now have the highest level of security available and have had no trouble since.
The new site has been very popular and it is growing more every day. Our subscriber comments section and free message board are getting more and more active, and subscribers can now gain access to our huge archive via a new and much more powerful search engine.
As the visitors enter more lives, the site is becoming more and more important, as it is the one place in the world where close encounter witnesses can dialogue with one another under conditions of open minded acceptance, and with the assurance of personal privacy and a highly knowledgeable community.
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A New World
On November 15, I published A New World. It is designed to form a template for communication with the visitors by describing the evolution of my own experiences doing this, primarily since September of 2015, when, after Anne’s death, they exploded back into my life–coming along with her and many others. As a result, I lost the sense of separation between the living and, as Anne puts it, “what we call the dead,” as well as a sense of alien-human separation.
As a result, I am truly living in a new world, communicating on a new level, and look forward to developing and reporting on my relationship for the rest of my time in the physical plane, and beyond.