How it all began......
On two occasions within the same week in 1973, I had close-range, broad-daylight sightings of UFOs with witnesses present both times. At each sighting we saw a dark metallic, triangular craft about 30 feet on each side. There were three blue-white lights, one on each "point", and one orange-red light in the center. The craft in the first sighting was about 150 feet away; in the second sighting, only about 60 feet away.
After seeing something that I knew could not be the product of Earthly technology, I was curious to find out all I could on UFO phenomena. I began reading everything I could find. Browsing bookshelves for UFO literature, I quickly discovered other books on different "paranormal" subjects, such as psychic powers, spirits and channeling. I read a few of these as well as UFO books so that I could broaden my research and acquire a greater understanding of the metaphysical field of knowledge.
Learning to Channel...
Ten years after the UFO sightings, I was introduced to a practicing channel. After several months of listening to the information delivered by the spirit entity being channeled through the person, I was amazed by the consistency and quality of the information I was hearing on a variety of subjects. Eventually, that entity offered to teach channeling to whoever wished to learn. This surprised me at first, as I had assumed channeling was not something that could be taught. Nevertheless, I joined the channeling class-not intending to become a channel
myself, but rather to learn more about the process by which this entity seemed capable of accessing volumes of information on endless subjects.
Midway through the course, which contained many guided meditations and mental exercises designed to shift one's consciousness to various states, I received what sounded like a telepathic message in my mind. I became instantly aware of three things: The message was from an extraterrestrial consciousness that I was to call "Bashar" (the UFO I had seen was his ship), a memory came back to me that I had made an agreement at some point prior to this life to channel him, and that now was the time to fulfill this agreement if I still felt like doing so.
At first, I questioned this internal experience: Was I hallucinating? Was this some strange "side effect" of the meditations the class members had been given? However, while I sat silently pondering some of these questions, the entity teaching the class became aware that I was communicating with something from another plane of existence. He urged me to trust it and learn to work with it.
After thinking about it for awhile, I decided to explore the possibility of letting this "Bashar" entity speak through me to see what would happen. I figured that even if it wasn't really another entity-even if it was some mysterious portion of my own consciousness-the information that could be accessed through this channeling process could be used to help people make constructive and positive changes in their lives. Whatever the source, I decided to continue. I have now been channeling publicly since that time in 1983 and "Bashar" has spoken on a wide variety of subjects to thousands of people in more than 15 cities throughout the United States, as well as in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, Egypt and Greece.
The Meaning of the Name "Bashar"...
When the telepathic message first awoke in my mind, the word "Bashar" came along with it. I assumed this was simply the alien entity's name. However, I came to realize, based on "Bashar's" descriptions of his own society, that in their world they are all telepathic and do not use names as we do. Since he knew that we would need to call him by some name, the name "Bashar" was chosen.
"Bashar" is an Arabic word, probably chosen because I am half Arabic, although I don't speak the language. I had no idea what the word meant until someone fluent in Arabic told me it means "Messenger" or more specifically "Bringer of good news". Thus, while not literally his name, the word is certainly appropriate to what "Bashar" does.
On a personal note...
I always make it clear to people that they do not have to believe that "Bashar" is really an extraterrestrial in telepathic communication with me during the channelings. If they want to believe the words are coming from another part of my own consciousness, that's fine with me. I have no way of proving "Bashar's" existence to anyone anyway. The most important thing is that the information, wherever it's coming from, has made a difference in many people's lives, including my own.
The information has answered many burning questions with cool satisfaction and clarity, expanded my creativity, inspired and instructed others how to change their lives for the better, and provided insights into concepts I never imagined possible. For that gift, I am eternally grateful, no matter what the source may be. It is my desire that this information will expand your spirit, heighten your awareness of the limitless potential that life offers each and every day, inspire you to follow your highest joy and, as "Bashar" so often suggests to:
"Live your dreams instead of
merely dreaming about living."
With warmest regards,