“I worked about 10 hours a day interviewing hundreds of coal miners who had personal experiences with UFO’s” explained psychic medium Karen Gresham, speaking live from her Dallas, Texas offices. The one-hour interview is featured in the latest episode of The Secret Message Report – Podcast Edition. Referring to events told in a 1988 book by authors Danny B. Gordon and Paul Dellinger entitled Don’t Look Up: The Real Story Behind the Virginia UFO Sightings, Ms. Gresham described how “When the psychiatrist called me asking if I would take this job, she said she didn’t believe that she had this many patients who were hallucinating. She believed there had to be something to it.”
Karen Gresham offers professional services to individuals, entrepreneurs and cultural creatives, using her intuitive skills to help people recognize signs and symbols speaking the language of spirit in their everyday lives. Her services include strategic consulting, clinical hypnotherapy, readings, photo readings and personalized audio CD’s attuned to the frequencies of one’s higher creativity.
Regarding the Virginia UFO sightings, she stated that “One [of the miners] would tell about how he would … take out the trash and he would see this tin-looking thing … [T]here were all colored lights going around in a circle … [H]e didn’t think it was from this world.” Regarding the personalities of the witnesses, she recalled how ”These people were very sweet … You knew they weren’t lying. They were very child-like in their explanation of what was happening.” She also noted that “A lot of CIA agents were combing those mountains and checking everybody out.”
Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter may show audiences a glimpse of what happens to people when they die, but psychic medium Karen Gresham says there’s much more to the afterlife than what the movie revealed. It was a teenage premonition of death given in a dream that showed how her mother was to die a year later. “The dream told of my mother’s death in terms of ritual symbolism. My mother was portrayed standing in water, like the Afro-Brazilian goddess Iemanja. Due to her medical condition, my mother actually died by drowning although she was being cared for in a hospital at the time of her passing.”
Iemanja is an orisha of Espiritismo, an Afro-Brazilian spiritual path with roots in Yoruba religion and Catholicism. The orishas are similar to the various gods and goddesses of ancient Greek and Roman society as well as the pantheon of deities found in classical Hinduism. One source describes Iemanja as the “divine mother, divinity of the sea and loving mother of mankind, daughter of Obatala and wife of Aganju.”
Artistic portrayals of Iemanja show her crowned with a five-pointed star, an image evocative of the Lone Star of Texas, the state in which Karen Gresham resides. From a Tantric perspective, the five pointed star ensconsed in the circle represents the lower cakras of the human body, the controllers of the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether) and their subordinate status to the ajina or sixth cakra.
Within this cosmological/physiological model, when the five lower cakras come under the control of the sixth cakra through the spiritual discipline of meditation, the kundalini shakti ascends (represented by the standing orisha) and manifests giving birth to wisdom. This condition means the birth of Sophia (as in Philosophia), the birth of Athena (born from the forehead of Zeus) and the birth Saraswati (from the forehead of Brahma). In other words, the beginnings of real knowledge, the knowledge that leads one to Self-knowledge (the Atmajinanam of the Shivopadesha) are found in the cultivation and expression of personal intuition.
According to Ms. Gresham, the power of intense emotions is key to unlocking gateways on the path to one’s personal destiny. “Our fear and sadness surrounding death and the passing of our loved ones come from a lack of understanding regarding what happens when we die. In the journey to the afterlife, the first thing the deceased want is for all of their loved ones to know that they’re really doing okay. They actually communicate with us through signs and symbols in order to share this information.”
Classic UFO Cinema
According to Karen Gresham, the 1951 science fiction thriller The Day the Earth Stood Still “is probably the best [UFO film] that’s ever been done.” In the film, British actor Michael Rennie portrayed the ET ambassador Klaatu, a role reprised by Canadian actor Keanu Reeves in the 2008 remake of the film. Klaatu was also the name of a Canadian progressive rock band whose anthemic Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft was covered by The Carpenters in 1977. Undying public interest in all things Klaatu was marked by the 2005 KlaatuKon held in Toronto, Ontario.
The fictional Klaatu is not the first man who fell to earth. DNA from the meme of an ET visitor on a mission to this planet can be traced back to ancient times. Sanskrit literature describes Visnu’s descent from higher dimensional realities incarnating in various worldly forms (Avatara) to promote spiritual development and social welfare. According to the Puranas, these forms include Matsya (the fish), Kurma (the turtle), Varaha (the boar), Narahari (the lion-man), Vamana (the little person) and Sri Krsna, the great Tantric Guru. Photographic renderings of the Puranic avatars of Visnu are explored through the unparalleled visual catalogue of Vancouver UFO Examiner, Jon Kelly, in his presentations to both the 2009 and 2010 ECETI Science, Spirit and World Transformation Conferences held in Trout Lake, Washington over the July 4th weekend.