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Anthropological Research Foundation
In 1967 William Ralph Duby, the leader and channel for the
Organization of Awareness (see Cosmic Awareness Communications),
died. Over the several years following his death, the organization
splintered into several groups. The Anthropological Research
Foundation was founded in the early 1970s in San Diego by Jack T.
Fletcher and Pat Fletcher. Among the members of the group was Danton
Spivey, a trance medium who claimed to be a continuing voice for
"Cosmic Awareness", the universal mystical voice who spoke through
Duby. In 1972, the foundation began to issue a magazine,
Aware, and announced plans for the organization based upon
the messages given through Spivey.
The foundation saw itself as composed of ordinary people who had
been exposed to extraordinary information. It viewed its task to
expose those forces which divide humans from each other and from the
divine, and to discover the new culture which is characterized by
wholeness. To this end it proposed projects that looked at ancient
cultures, especially those of Atlantis and Lemuria.
There is no indication thet the foundation survived more than a
Aspects of Light
12540 Braddock Dr., Ste. 218B Los Angeles, CA 90066
Aspects of Light is a channeling center built around the messages
of a group of entities termed collectively the Counsel of Light as
channeled by Cherryl Lynn Taylor. Taylor began channeling in the
mid-1980s and established the present center in 1991. The counsel
members have indicated that they have appeared to assist individuals
to get in touch with their soul urges, to discover higher identities
and bring those into manifestation. Human beings are Divine but
often live in a state of separation from that Divinity. Such
separation produces fear and leads to all variety of pain and
suffering. The answer to fear is learning to love the self. To
facilitate the process of learning to love, Taylor has prepared a
set of tapes of dictations from the counsel that include both
teachings and meditative exercises that the students learn and use
in their life. Students also learn to picture themselves in three
major aspects, physical, emotional, and mental, and to use the
techniques as they monitor each aspect.
Aspects of Light carries on an intensive program that includes
weekly healing and development classes and group channeling
sessions. Tapes of a wide variety of previous channeling sessions
Membership: Not reported.
Periodicals: The Counsel of Light.
Association for the Understanding of Man
The Association for the Understanding of Man (AUM) was formed in
1971 as an organization to focus the psychic accomplishments of Ray
Stanford (b. 1938). He is the brother of noted parapsychologist Rex
Stanford. Ray Stanford began to manifest psychic abilities in his
youth. In 1960, meeting with a meditation group, he slipped into an
unconscious trance-like state from which he was able accurately to
answer questions by group members. The next year he began giving
readings to the general public. Over the years, five types of
readings evolved: self-help, questionand-answer,
dream-interpretation, group-help and researchreading. The self-help
readings include reflections upon past lives; research-readings
explore various issues in depth. In 1972, a book containing the
research-readings on the Fatima prophecy was published. The book
discusses the significance of the appearance and words of Mary, the
mother of Christ, at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.
The "Source" of the Stanford readings is not a disincarnate
entity, but is described as the unconscious and superconscious of
Stanford, which contacts the object of the reading (the person the
reading concerns). Recordings of all the readings have been kept.
While no creed or dogma has been established, a consistent
world-view has emerged. It includes Hindu concepts. The basic
psychic/spiritual nature of man and the universe is accepted.
Transcending the earth plane are various spiritual regions,
including the lower astral and causal planes and, at the top, the
"Abode of the Most High." From the higher planes emanates Aum, the
great sound, and the music of the spheres, the audible life stream
which underlies and sustains all creation, called by Hindus, "Nam."
Among the inhabitants of the high planes are the Great White
Brotherhood, beings advanced beyond the need of reincarnation.
Man is a spiritual entity, spirit individualized. Soul is the
enduring vehicle of individual form which records all past
experiences. Component parts of the self are the seven psychic
centers (chakras) which serve as contact points between soul and
body. The third-eye center (in the forehead, above the nose) is a
point of contact with higher levels of consciousness.
Headquarters of AUM were established in Austin, Texas. Members
could be found across the country and were of two kinds: recipient
and full-participant members. Both a newsletter and the Journal
of the Association for the Understanding of Man were published,
as were a number of books and booklets. AUM was disbanded in the
Remarks: Stanford also possessed a lifelong interest in
UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects). As teenagers in the 1950s, both
he and his brother had professed contact with the space beings.
Associated with AUM during its years of existence was Project
Starlight International (also established by Ray Stanford), a
sophisticated UFO detection system in Austin, Texas. It published
the shortlived Journal of Instrumented UFO
McCoy, John, Ray Stanford, and Rex Stanford. Ave Sheoi…From
Out of This World. Corpus Christi, TX: The Authors, 1956.
Speak Shining Stranger. Austin, TX: Association for the
Understanding of Man, 1975.
Stanford, Ray. Fatima Prophecy, Days of Darkness, Promise of
Light. Austin, TX: Association for the Understanding of Man,
——. The Spirit Unto the Churches. Austin, TX: Association
for the Understanding of Man, 1977.
——. What Your Aura Tells Me. Garden City, NY: Doubleday,
The Association of Love and Light
3399 Bennett, No. 28
Hollywood, CA 90068
The Association of Love and Light was founded in the 1980s to
facilitate the work of Lyssa Royal, the channel for an entity named
Raydia, described as a multi-dimensional consciousness system.
Royal, a former secretary, began channeling in 1985. More recently
she has also worked for Shirley MacLaine's Higher Self Seminars.
Raydia is a non-physical entity who is seen as assisting people to
discover their own potentials and the possibilities of ecstasy and
joy. The work of Raydia is a natural part of the process of human
evolution that occurs over many lifetimes. Individuals are seen as a
part of the God force that exists immanently within each person
rather than as an outside force. Each person can, by turning within,
connect with Universal Energy.
The Association of Love and Light offers weekly events at various
locations in the greater Los Angeles area including group channeling
sessions, basic and advanced channeling classes, and a support
group. Tapes of previous channeling sessions, including sessions on
after death experiences, AIDS, and extraterrestrial contact, are
Membership: Not reported.
Church of Amron
2254 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94109
The Church of Amron is a metaphysical church growing out of a
spiritualist tradition founded in San Francisco in the mid-1980s.
Its program is built around spiritual healing and channeling
(mediumship). It holds weekly worship services each Sunday and
midweek activities that include a Tuesday evening forum, healing
circles, and an AIDS support group.
Membership: Not reported. In the late 1980s there were two
congregations, both in San Francisco.
Church of the White Eagle
2615 St. Beulah Chapel Rd. Montgomery, TX 77316
Alternate Address: International headquarters: New Lands,
Rake, Liss, Hampshire, England GU33 7HY.
History. The Church of the White Eagle Lodge was
establised in England in 1934 by Grace Cooke (d. 1979),
affectionately known as Minesta, and her husband, Ivan Cooke (d.
1981), known in the lodge as Brother Faithful. For many years,
Minesta worked as a medium in the Spiritualist church of England,
primarily associated with the Stead Borderland Library in London. In
1930 she was contacted by a member of the Polaire Brotherhood from
France, who informed her that a recently deceased author and
Spiritualist, Arthur Conan Doyle, had chosen her as an instrument
through whom he wished to speak. She was also given a six pointed
star, symbolic of the Christ star (perfect balance) and asked to
train men and women to work with and through the light of Christ to
help the world through the "years of fire" into the coming of the
"golden age." The star became the symbol of the lodge.
Clairvoyant from childhood, Minesta had long been guided by one
whom she knew as White Eagle. Instead of giving personal spirit
messages, as is commonly done in Spiritualist churches, she was used
to transmit (or channel) a vast series of teachings, which provided
the base of the training she had been asked to do. White Eagle, it
is believed, is the symbol of St. John, the Beloved Disciple, a sign
of the "age of brotherhood," the golden age, and a title given by
the American Indians to a spiritual teacher of great wisdom.
The work spread to the United States in the 1950s and eventually
a lodge was established in Texas. More recently lodges were opened
in California and in Canada.
Beliefs. The church is built around the teachings of White
Eagle. They convey the teaching of the brotherhood and emphasize the
coming of a golden age when human intuition will arise as a greater
force in human affairs. White Eagle's teachings are summarized in
the "principles" of the lodge and include a belief in God as Father
and Mother; the Cosmic Christ whose light shines in the human heart;
and the five cosmic laws of reincarnation, cause and effect (karma),
opportunity, correspondences, and compensation. The church teaches
that every man, woman and child has in their heart a little spark of
light which is the Christ Light, the spirit of Divine love.
To church members happiness is a realization of God and a quiet,
tranquil realization of God's love for all of life. They seek a life
which is gentle and in harmony with natural and spiritual laws. The
basic law which controls life is love–love for God, for humanity,
and for the animals and nature. A vegetarian diet is encouraged.
Since God is the creative power within all life, individuals can
look within and learn to contact the love of God, the Christ within
their own hearts, and use that love to comfort and heal others. As
one gives oneself in a life of service, joy and blessings from God
Organization. The work in the United States is
headquartered at the daughter lodge located on a 70-acre rural
tract, the St. John's Retreat Center, where both spiritual guidance
for humans and a sanctuary for wildlife is provided. The Texas lodge
is one of 15 daughter lodges located around the world. Among other
services, it provides training for center group leaders. The
American daughter lodge oversees centers located in various parts of
the United States, as well as work in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Japan,
and Mexico. Conferences and retreats are held on a regular
Membership in the church and lodge is open to all who feel in
harmony with the basic teachings. Meditation and healing are an
integral part of the work and there is a special program for
children. Sacramental services are held around baptism, marriage,
and funerals (with an understanding that there is no death, only
eternal life). Members are encouraged to set aside a time daily for
prayer using the six-pointed star, the Christ Star, as a focus while
sending out the light of Christ. Members may also apply for the
brotherhood, an order of men and women within the church who are
committed to trying to follow a spiritual way of life and discipline
while still living and working in the outer world. The work of the
brotherhood includes using and working with the Christ Light for the
healing of the planet as well as individuals. The motto of the lodge
is "I Serve."
Membership: In 2002 the church reported 982 full members
and 3,000 active supporters in 18 United States centers. There was
one minister. There were four centers in Canada. Worldwide
membership was more than 15,000 with centers located in
Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Netherlands,
Sweden, Switzerland, and South Africa.
Periodicals: Stella Polaris. Send orders to
Newlands, Brewells Lane, Rake, Liss, Hampshire, England GU33 7HY. •
Newsletterfor the Americans. Send orders to 9 St. Beulah Rd.,
Montgomery, TX 77356.
Cooke, Grace. The Illuminated Ones. Liss, Hampshire,
England: White Eagle Publishing Trust, 1966.
Cooke, Grace. Minesta's Vision. Liss, Hampshire, England:
White Eagle Publishing Trust, 1992. 60 pp.
Cooke, Ivan, ed. The Return of Arthur Conan Doyle. Liss,
Hampshire, England: White Eagle Publishing Trust, 1956.
Lind, Ingrid. The White Eagle Inheritance.
Wellingsborough, Northamptonshire: Turnstone Press, 1984.
The Living Word of St. John. Liss, Hampshire, England:
White Eagle Publishing Trust, 1985.
The Story of the White Eagle Lodge. Liss, Hampshire,
England: White Eagle Publishing Trust, 1986.
The Wisdom of White Eagle. Liss, Hampshire, England: White
Eagle Publishing Trust, 1967.
Church of Universal Love (Texas)
The Church of Universal Love (Texas) is a New Age organization
founded in 1968 and chartered in 1972. It was built around the
channeling of Rev. Linda Forman, its founder. Forman channeled from
the Cosmic Masters, believed to be extraterrestrials. Some of the
channeled material is published for church members in the bimonthly
newsletter, Cosmic Channelings. Members are scattered around
the country and have access to Powers through private channelings,
which are recorded and sent to members via mail. The single church
center in El Paso offers a weekly schedule of worship and healing
services, classes, and study groups.
Remarks: The Church of Universal Love (Texas) has no
connection with the church of the same name which is headquartered
in Washington state.
Circle of Inner Truth
Marshall Lever was a Presbyterian seminarian who developed the
ability of trance mediumship. As a medium, he began to receive
messages from a guide, Chung Fu. Chung Fu is viewed as a spirit last
incarnated as a student of Lao Tzu in China. The Circle of Inner
Truth was begun in 1970 by Marshall and his wife, Quinta Lever, as
an instrument for the expression of Chung Fu's work and teaching.
Through counseling in trance, Chung Fu offered help to individuals
on personal problems, particularly health, and works with groups to
teach spiritual truths. Health readings resembled those given
through Edgar Cayce, the founder of the Association for Research and
Lever taught that man has an immortal spirit within, which has
evolved through many life forms and previous incarnations. This
spirit is continually reincarnating until it breaks the cycle of
reincarnations; man must identify with his spiritual self or God
Force during an earth cycle, after which he is spiritually free,
eternal and universal, and will not again incarnate. To aid its
members, circles were developed for inner awareness through
affirmative meditation, nutrition and health, and direct lessons
from Chung Fu.
During the 1970s, the Levers had no home and spent all their time
traveling among the several groups of the Inner Circle, which were
widely scattered across the United States. One was located in
London, England. A monthly, Our News and Views, was issued
from San Francisco and mailed to approximately 600, of which 400
were in the United States. During the 1980s the Circle has ceased to
exist and the Levers have moved into other psychic
Fu, Chung. Evolution of Man. Circle of Inner Truth,
Circle of Power Spiritual Foundation
Current address not obtained for this edition.
The Circle of Power Spiritual Foundation was established during
the 1980s to spread the teaching of Tawa, a spiritual entity, who
speaks through Rey Fletcher. During the 1960s, when the Fletchers
lived in a Chicago suburb, Rey's wife, Candy R. Fletcher, began a
spiritual search that led her to reading metaphysical books and
experimenting with the ouija board and hypnosis. Thus it was on
August 22, 1968, that Tawa first made contact during a session in
which Candy had convinced Rey to join her in asking questions of the
ouija board. Tawa identified himself as a Blackfoot Indian in a
previous incarnation though currently in a disembodied state. He
also asked if he could speak using Rey's vocal cords. Prior to this
time, Rey had also proved himself a good subject for hypnotism, and
in the future Tawa spoke to him while he was in a hypnotic trance.
Tawa's first spoken communication was on September 3, 1968.
Tawa continued to speak through Rey until the end of 1970, but
for a time the material was put aside as he pursued a successful
career. Meanwhile Candy considered writing a book based upon the
teachings Tawa had given them. She began work on the text in 1979.
Shortly thereafter, the Circle of Power Spiritual Foundation was
formed. In 1984 the book was published at about the same time the
Foundation moved to Victor, Montana. Assisting the Fletchers are
Richard and Bobbie Graham who head the Foundation branch in Las
Tawa identified himself as a contemporary of Jesus and the person
who served as Jesus' original spiritual teacher. He remained with
Jesus through his life, death, and resurrection. The resurrection
was the proof that Jesus had been sent by God. According to Tawa,
Jesus was reborn in the flesh somewhere in the Orient in 1962. At
the time of Tawa's dictations, the reincarnated Jesus was not aware
of his mission as Messiah. However, at some point in the near future
he will take on his Christ essence and reveal himself to the world.
This time he will be fully accepted. However, prior to his coming
forth, the anti-christ, a person now residing in England, will exert
power for one year.
The Fletchers see themselves as part of a chosen circle of
followers who will be the messengers of the coming Messiah. The
Foundation is bring together an initial group of 52 families/persons
who will become the spearhead of the mission leading to Christ's
next appearance. The Foundation plans to establish a network of
lodges from which the message can be disseminated.
Membership: Not reported.
Bjorling, Joel. Channelling: A Bibliographic Exploration.
New York: Garland Publishing, 1992. 363 pp.
Fletcher, C. R. Spirit in His Mind. Victor, MT: Circle of
Power Spiritual Foundation, 1984. 618 pp.
Cosmerism was the name of a short-lived group which began in
September, 1972, when the Book of Cosmer was channeled by
seven angels, the most important of whom was named "Ashram."
Receiving the communications were a couple simply known as Luke and
Mark (the latter a female). In accordance with the
entities' instructions, an original group of thirteen was
collected and each member received a Cosmerite name: Matthias,
Matthew, Judas Secarius, Josephus, Ananda, Peter, James the Elder,
Thomas, Paul, Thaddeus, John the Beloved, and Luke and Mark. In the
summer of 1974, the first circle to begin the formal study of the
Book of Cosmer was held, and the first issue of The Moon
Monk, a periodical, was issued.
Cosmerites termed their message "the Way" of Cosmer, the creative
force, innate in all things and the source of creation. The power of
Cosmer focuses in small groups and goes out with them into the
world. The Way is a beginning toward peace, both external and
internal. Under the oversight of Cosmer, man is on a path toward
final absorption, or the building into oneness of men and angels
Headquarters of Cosmerites in 1974 were at Winter Park, Florida,
and the small group of followers was drawn from eastern Florida and
Canada. Plans included the building of Ichikama, a wilderness Ashram
(a secluded retreat) of peace and tranquility. These plans were
never brought to fruition as a brief time later the group's address
became obsolete and the periodical discontinued. No sign of the
group has appeared since the mid-1970s, and it is presumed to have
Cosmic Awareness Communications
Olympia, WA 98507
In 1962 a voice describing itself as "From Cosmic Awareness"
began to speak through the body of ex-army officer, William Ralph
Duby. In response to the question, "What is Cosmic Awareness?" the
group with Duby was told it was "total mind that is not any one
mind, but is from the Universal Mind that does not represent any
unity other than that of universality."
As the voice continued to speak, its words of wisdom were
collected. In 1963, instructions were received for the formation of
an Organization of Awareness as a means of giving to individuals the
teaching of the voice. The real organization is said to be composed
of 144 entities on that inner plane known as Essence.
Communications from Awareness have covered the whole scope of
subjects about which people have questions, but, through it all, a
few central ideas have emerged. God is seen not as a personal deity,
but as natural cosmic law. The spiritual life is stressed, as is
compassion in our dealings with men. Man's purpose is to move toward
A summary of the voice's stance is contained in the "Laws and
Precepts of Cosmic Awareness," printed below.
The Universal Law is that knowledge, that awareness, that all
living things, all life has within it that vitality, that strength
to gather into it all things necessary for its growth and its
The Law of Love is that law which places the welfare and the
concern and the feeling for others above self. The Law of Love is
that close affinity with all forces that you associate with as good.
The Law of Love is that force which denies the existence of evil in
the world, that resists not evil.
The Law of Mercy is that law which allows one to forgive all
error, to forgive equally those who err against you as you err
against them. This is to be merciful. To be merciful is akin to the
Law of Love, and if one obeys the Law of Mercy there can be no error
in the world.
The Law of Gratitude is that sense of satisfaction where energy
which has been given receives a certain reward.
Judge Not. Be Humble. Never Do Anything Contrary to the Law of
Love. Resist Not Evil. Do Nothing Which Is Contrary to the Law of
Duby died in 1967 and a major splintering occurred in the
organization. No fewer than seven bodies were formed, each claiming
to be the continuation of the original. Disagreement over the
publication of materials which some thought should remain secret was
one major issue in the schisms. Largest of the several splinters is
Cosmic Awareness Communications, which continues the 1963
organization. About four months after Duby's death, a channel
emerged through which Cosmic Awareness continued to speak. In the
late 1960s, messages received through this new channel, Paul
Shockley, both clarified and altered the older material. The new
voice revealed that the Organization of Awareness has helped to
accomplish a vast shift of consciousness–a return to the Godhead,
which for thousands of years Essence has willed would eventually
occur. The return to the Godhead is equated with the return of
Lucifer, the fallen angel of light.
The group's Internet site is at http://www.cosmicawareness.org/.
Membership: Not reported, but in 1995 the newsletter
reported a circulation of 3,000 copies. In the 1970s, Cosmic
Awareness Communications claimed 75 centers (including three in
Canada) and 144,000 members.
Periodicals: Revelation of Awareness.
Cosmic Awareness Speaks. Olympia, WA: Servants of
Awareness, n.d. Vol. II & III. Olympia, WA: Cosmic Awareness
Divine Word Foundation
c/o Edmund Spitzer
1999 Pine Grove Rd.
Rogue River, OR
The Divine Word Foundation was founded in 1962 by Dr. Hans
Nordewin von Koerber (1886-1979), formerly professor of Asiatic
studies at the University of Southern California. The purpose of the
Foundation is to disseminate the revelation of Jakob Lorber
(1800-1864). An Austrian-born musician, Lorber in his fortieth year
heard a voice in his heart, "Jakob, get up, take your pencil and
write." Obeying, he began to function as the scribe to this Voice,
which he believed to be none other than the Lord Jesus Christ.
Through Lorber, the Voice dictated twenty-five books and other,
shorter works. The revelations did not end with Lorber. In 1870,
Gottfried Meyerhofer (1807-1877), a retired Army officer living in
Trieste and a student of the Lorber literature, heard the Voice,
which began to dictate through him. Since Meyerhofer's death, others
have continued in succession: Leopold Engel, Johanne Ladner, Bertha
Dudde, Johannes Widmann, Max Seltmann, Johanna Henzsel, George
Riehle, Johannes Friede, and others.
The works of Lorber were published primarily by Christoph
Friedrich Landbeck of Bietigheim, West Germany, who headed the
Neutheosophischer Verlag (after 1907 Neusalems-Verlag or New
Jerusalem Publication House). In 1924, the Neusalem Gesellschaft
(New Jerusalem Society) was formed. Adolf Hitler suppressed the
Lorber work, but it was quickly re-established. The Society became
the Lorber Gesellschaft and the publishing arm, the Lorber Verlag.
In 1921, the Lorber revelations were discovered by Dr. von Koerber.
As he accepted them, he began to translate them into English and
introduce them to others.
The new revelation fills 42 volumes of approximately 450 pages
each. For Lorber, God is the Infinite Spirit behind the universe.
The Holy Spirit is the "external life ether" that permeates the
universe. The universe is the expression of God, made up of tiny
spiritual primordial sparks created to grow into the divine
likeness. It is God's desire to create a society of living love.
The plan of God was thwarted by Lucifer who revolted with the
spirits below him and became entrapped in matter: impure spirit
condensed. God is using matter as a filtering plant through which
the impure spirits can be purified. Earth is the place where the
rebellious spirits are being given the chance to return voluntarily
to God. God became man in Jesus to accelerate the redemptive
process. The cross is a perfect example of love.
A human being is intended to learn, through the imitation of
Christ, to love God and his neighbor as himself. He thus achieves
rebirth and is allowed to participate in the work of redemption. At
death, each soul discards the body and begins life as a spirit. It
ascends, beginning from its point of development in the body,
ultimately to the New Jerusalem. Christ will return in the near
future to recreate the earth and establish the millennium, the first
signs of which are worldly conflict and turmoil. The present period
will culminate in Lucifer's making his final choice and a war of
destruction of the most rebellious ones.
The membership of the Lorber Society is concentrated in
German-speaking Europe, but has spread to every free continent. In
the United States, individuals around the country study the
revelation in the books published by the Divine Word Foundation.
Study groups are located in San Diego and Newark, California;
Denver, Colorado; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Since Dr. von Koerber's
death, his widow, Hildegard von Koerber, has continued his
translating efforts. There is also a translator residing in Salt
Lake City. Dr. Fred S. Bunger, the Foundation's first president,
died in 1979 and was succeeded by Earl G. Fox of Melba, Idaho.
Bunger co-authored with Dr. von Koerber the Foundation's basic text,
A New Light Shines Out of Darkness.
The Foundation has a friendly relationship with the Lorber Verlag
in Germany, though organizationally independent. It is also
associated with another English-language translator in Great
Britain. The organization's web site is http://www.divine-wordfoundation.com/.
Membership: Not reported.
Bunger, Fred S., and Hans N. Von Koerber. A New Light Shines
Out of the Present Darkness. Philadelphia: Dorrance Company,
Lorber, Jakob. The Three-Days-Scene at the Temple of
Jerusalem. Bietigheim, Wuerttemberg, Germany:
Doctrine of Truth Foundation
Current address not obtained for this edition.
The Doctrine of Truth Foundation was established in the mid 1970s
to promulgate the research and ideas of Lewis E. Cook, Jr., and
Junko Yasui, as contained in their book Goldot: Guidebook of Life
and Doctrine of Truth. Following the Korean War, Cook (1925)
worked in Korea as part of the reconstruction program and stayed on
as head of a construction company. In 1964 he moved to Japan to
establish a prefabricated-home business. There he met and fell in
love with Junko Yasui. They were married in 1967, and soon afterward
moved to the Philippines. In the islands, both began a period of
heightened attention to their spiritual lives. They began to
practice yoga, read metaphysical and occult books, and
The couple moved to the United States in 1970 and immediately
began to teach all that they had learned in the Orient. They
assembled a summary of their ideas in Goldot, and founded the
Doctrine of Truth to disseminate those ideas. Goldot is
acclaimed as the modern Bible and Guidebook for humanity. It covers
all dimensions of life beginning with its origins. Creation was, it
teaches, an emanation from Spirit. Spirit beget the Oversoul, which
in turn led to the development of universal mind, the universe,
light, darkness, heaven (the astral universe), and earth (the
material universe). The astral light entered the material universe
and all life forms resulted. God then released the individual soul
within Itself, and these "gods of creation" then created the world
and all of the plant, vegetable, and human life within it. The human
life was in their image and likeness. The Astral gods took on
physical bodies. However, the God Men violated their own divine
mandate and began to intermingle with that segment of the human race
who were not God Men.
According to Goldot, earthly life is governed by Truth,
universal principles and laws. The principles produce life while the
laws govern it. Underlying reality is Unity-Equilibrium, the
infinite eternal presence within all phenomena, also known as Spirit
or God. Unity-Equilibrium manifests as Mind, the essence of all
phenomena. The Unity-Equilibrium particle of each human manifests as
pure mind, also known as soul or ego. The universe is the result of
the creative expressions of the Universal Mind, the collective ego
of all souls. Every instant and every detail of an individual's life
is the result of mental creative activity. Life equals creativity.
We experience life through sensory perception. Our limited
perceptions in the material realm create illusion.
The Life and its sensory experiences are governed by the laws of
harmony, duality-polarity, cycles, cause-effect, and karma. The
universe exists in harmony, disrupted only by human ignorance.
Humans should strive for harmonious life and relationships. Since
harmony undergirds the universe, in order for it to be perceived, it
must manifest as either the negative or positive aspect of a neutral
equilibrated image. Thus phenomena functions to produce the illusion
of our world. The world of illusion goes through cycles of formation
and dissolution. The ongoingness of the cycles follows a pattern of
cause and effect. The law of cause and effect in human life
manifests as karma, the consequences of the thoughts, words, and
deeds, of individuals.
The Doctrine of Truth Foundation builds upon the basic principles
and laws of life and disseminates teachings that explain the meaning
of these principles and laws for all of life. In this endeavor, it
publishes Goldot and other related literature. Related to the
Foundation are the Doctrine of Truth Church, the Doctrine of Truth
School, and the Doctrine of Truth Research Center.
Membership: Not reported.
Cook, Lewis E., Jr., and Junko Yasui. Goldot: Guidebook of
Life and Doctrine of Truth. Oceanside, CA: Doctrine of Truth
Foundation, 1976. Unpaged.
Current address not obtained for this edition.
EarthStar Alliance was founded in the mid-1990s by Sara Mattoon
and Scott Myrom to assist what they believe to be a planetary
transformation now occurring on Earth. They view themselves as two
of a number of masters who have incarnated on Earth during this
generation who, having lived some years as just a normal human
being, now have become aware of their task to aid in the creation of
Heaven on Earth. They believe that Earth is in the process of
becoming a star as the planet moves from one of dense physical
reality into a radiant body of light. The movement produces stress
in humans' dense earth bodies, and EarthStar Alliance provides a way
of viewing the world, specific techniques, and new technologies to
support the body during this change. These include bodywork,
channeling sessions, and group events.
EarthStar Alliance teaches that each individual is both of the
One, or God, as well as a separate unique individual. As being of
the One, persons exist in one reality or dimension; as a separate
individual, persons exist in a multitude of realms or dimensions.
Most individuals live totally in the third (physical and mental) and
fourth (astral) dimensions where the game of good and evil is played
out. Individuals also exist in various nonphysical dimensions from
the fourth (light) to the twelfth (experience of the One).
Understanding the multiple existence of oneself on these various
dimensions (including the lower ones) assists in one's comprehending
one's divine nature. On the eighth and ninth dimensions, individuals
see their Spirit manifesting as individual identities that represent
groups, i.e., as part of a group soul. Individuals from various
group souls are now on planet Earth.
In shifting one's perspective on who one is, the illusion of