During the last two weekends, I attended a number of epic events located in Joshua Tree National Forest with my romantic partner and fellow journalist, Koz. We set out on a mission to provide another insightful and intriguing portal for our readers to peer into the unseen worlds. Yet our personal experiences were certainly a bonus beyond our expectations.
We first attended Shakti Fest, a colorful collage of yogi’s, metaphysicians, personal advancement teachers such as Shiva Rae and Saul David Raye along with popular kirtan luminaries such Donna De Lory and Jai Utal.
My favorite experience, however, was with kirtan priestess, Larisa Stow. She opened her musical session with a powerful indigenous ceremony (celebrated by Inka, Hopi,Tibetan and Mayan cultures), honoring the guardians of the Four Winds. This ignited a celebration of indescribable joy exchanged between her musical magicians, her Bali excursion tribe who traveled long distances to join her at Shakti Fest, and the hundreds of audience members who danced in rapture to a clearly exceptional moment in time.
The following weekend, we took our cushy Suburban decked out with a full-size mattress, a pack of clothes for a range of temperature changes, and a large cooler full of healthy munchies as we headed back to Joshua Tree to cover “Contact in The Desert.”
First stop along the way: The Integratron designed by UFO contactee, George Van Tassel. Van Tassel claimed the Integratron technology was delivered to him by extraterrestrials and was capable of rejuvenation, anti-gravity and time-travel.
The structure was completed in 1959, although the plans for advanced technology disappeared after his death and was never fulfilled.
However, this dome-shaped wonder made of all wood (no metal in the structure) is host to regular crystal sound healing baths, and Koz and I had the thrill of immersing ourselves in one of them.
The reverberation of the crystal bowls, each of them toning notes that corresponded with each of the 7 chakras, created a palpable resonance that penetrated our cells down to the bone, leaving us tuned up for Contact in the Desert!
Now, I’ve never been much of an ET enthusiast, so my expectations were rather underwhelming. My passion has always been to grow personally and spiritually by living in harmony with nature’s laws governed by cosmic intelligence. I strongly resonate with higher dimensional beings such as avatars, angels, ascended masters and Elohim. The spaceship phenomena never really floated my boat, so to speak.
I was pleasantly surprised, however, at how much the ET world has evolved and has resolved its quest using a very similar philosophy and set of spiritual techniques to ensure our connection with other worlds are hospitable and desirable.
Yes, there are still those who are rightfully re-hashing their UFO experiences and abductions (both bad and good) to discern the meaning of such experiences. And there were others in attendance whose mission it is to expose the extraordinary measures by which elite superpowers and government officials are covering up our widespread connection to extraterrestrials.
The underlying theme of this extraordinary event was this: Like it or not, we are evolving as a global citizenry. This evolution includes opening ourselves to our cosmic brothers and sisters from other systems of worlds who reside beyond a very thin veil.
It is up to each of us, to clear the negative programming we have been besieged by at the hand of secret societies, mass medias, social networks, military and governmental overlords, pharmaceutical giants and religious structures that have led us to believe that extraterrestrial life is either a threat or non-existent.
Conversely, we are part of a much bigger picture. And it’s time to expand our human evolution by making contact with friendly intelligent life in other dimensions, many of which are far more advanced than we are, and are eager to share their technologies with us.
The greatest known gifts that have been imparted by extraterrestrials to our struggling world are the keys to creating sustainable energy, which would bring humanity into a state where we are thriving with unlimited shared resources. Why don’t we know more about this? It has been hidden from our awareness for decades.
I had the privilege of meeting and hearing the extraordinary accountings by film maker, Patty Greer (Crop Circle Diaries); spiritualist and best-selling author, James Gilliand (Reunion with Source); former US government official and current chief editor of The Mass Awakening, John Desouza; along with inter-dimensional traveler and author, Jason Quitt (The Yosef Codes – Sacred Geometry Mandalas and Meditation). I listened to two intriguing discussions hosted by triple best-selling author lecturer and filmmaker, David Wilcock (The Ascension Mysteries), and his panel of esteemed guests.
The weekend culminated in an exclusive 4-hour puja, meditation, remote viewing session and teaching by Dr. Steven Greer (Sirius Disclosure) for making a spiritually based connection with extraterrestrial life. This event took place at Orion’s Mount at the Joshua Tree Retreat center under a canopy of stars which was highlighted by a tangible group siting of two distant craft ships hovering over the area. No, they were not satellites which were also visible that evening!
What’s more, I bumped into Contact’s producer, Paul Andrews who I knew from the old Whole Life Expo days in the 80’s when I worked for the company just before he took it over. It was a delightful reconnection and affirmation of our mutual dedication to bringing vital information into public awareness so that each of us can personally evolve, and as a result, raise planetary consciousness.
I’m amazed at how many years can pass between individuals, and upon a reconnection, it seems as though it was but a blink of an eye. Thank you Paul, for your valued contribution as a leader in this field. Contact in the Desert is an epic, extraordinary event.
It was a full-on smorgasbord of creative expression – from a freaky fashion extravaganza to an outdoor museum of obscure paintings, sculptures and artistic graffiti — all centered around celebrating and dancing till dawn to non-stop live music from around the globe.
The most enjoyable part of the evening was the awesome campsites people built at the base of the mountains. Some were decked with multiple hammocks, painted couches, tiki torches, twinkle lights, fireplaces, gorgeous canopies, acoustic guitars and lots of friendship and laughter.
All in all, our 12-day immersion in the Joshua Tree desert was an extraordinary adventure. There’s something uniquely mystical about the desert and those who gather there. It is one of the few terrains on this planet that while appearing dry and desolate, it is rich in natural resources, mystery, creativity, spiritual awakenings and extraterrestrial visitations. One may be tempted to judge its rustic and unruly surroundings, and yet a deeper explorations may just crack your soul wide open.