Hard Questions for James and Mark Hempel
For those interested in the WingMakers materials and alleged creator James,
The WingMakers material is for me by far the most profound spiritual material I have ever come across in my life. I have been following developments on the wingmakers.com website ever since I first discovered it in late 2000. I was astonished back in early 2001, when I saw the highly intriguing original WingMakers website begin to be changed and distorted from its original purpose of encouraging people to look for the deepest answers within. Someone named James also for the first time claimed he had created all of the WingMakers material. For more on these major changes, click here.
I was very interested when in February of 2008 a friend told me that he had received an email response from Mark Hempel, the man who apparently originally posted and hosted the WingMakers website back in late 1998. Inspired by this friend, I sent an email to Mark. I was very excited that he responded to my questions about the changes to the website. I then sent a second email asking harder questions. At this point, he referred my questions to James, the man who claims to have created the whole website and now claims that it is a modern day myth.
I was absolutely thrilled when James gave a detailed response to my email. His responses to my questions, however, did not convince me that he was the true creator of the WingMakers website. I sent a second email to James asking even deeper questions about the changes that were made. Sadly, James never responded to this message. For those who are interested, I've included the entire exchange of emails I had with both Mark Hempel and James below. And to see a comparison of significant, revealing changes made in the WingMakers interviews, click here. Thanks for your interest, and you have a great one!
From: Fred Burks
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 8:53 PM
To: Mark Hempel
Cc: Chris Bowers
Subject: Mark, questions about WM website from a former presidential interpreter
You gave a wonderful response yesterday to questions about the WM material to my friend Chris Bowers. Thank you so much for that. Your inspiring response led me to contact you about some important questions I've had for many years. Through the large email lists I manage, I have turned on literally thousands of people to the highly empowering WM material over the years.
From my extensive research on this topic, I believe you first posted the WM website on the Internet in late 1998. I first came upon it through a wonderful friend's recommendation in November of 2000. Though I initially had serious questions and doubts about much of the mind-boggling information on the site, I was immediately struck by the depth, clarity, and beauty of the philosophical writings. Tears welled up in my eyes as I had never in my life read anything which resonated so deeply in my soul.
As I found the WingMakers philosophical material to be so deeply moving, I decided back then to copy the information on the website for future study. But then within a few months, I saw the website gradually begin to change from it's original form. Where it once freely provided inspiration through a story, poetry, paintings, philosophy, and music, the WingMakers website began to transform into a commercial endeavor, making the original content and other material available for sale. Whose decision was this? When did James come in, and how did you know to believe that he was responsible for the material?
Did you know that the story around the discovery of the WingMakers site was changed and gradually given a very different spin? Are you aware that the discovery date of the Lost Arrow site was changed from 1972 to 1996? Two additional philosophical writings (both of which overall did not deeply resonate with me) were also added to the original two (which were both originally given on one webpage). Were these given to you by the same person who gave the original philosophy essays?
As I mentioned, I have awakened literally thousands of people to the WingMakers materials. I refer these people to the originals, as I find the changes made to the website after 2001 to have taken on somewhat of a hierarchical flavor which goes against the intentions of the teachings in the WM philosophical essays. I would very much appreciate if you could tell me something about how these first changes were made and your involvement. Many people have asked and continue to ask me about this, so I would deeply appreciate an answer. Thanks so much for having the courage in the first place to post this material, Mark. I know you've had to take a lot of flack that has been thrown your way over the years. I am deeply grateful to you for bringing this incredibly transformative material to me and so many others.
From: Mark Hempel
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 10:53 PM
To: Fred Burks
Subject: Re: Mark, questions about WM website from a former presidential interpreter
Thanks for your email. It's good to meet you, and better understand what you do.
Question 1: Where it once freely provided inspiration through a story, poetry, paintings, philosophy, and music, the WingMakers website began to transform into a commercial endeavor, making the original content and other material available for sale. Whose decision was this?
Answer 1: There are many dimensions to this question. First and foremost I think it's important to understand that the web in 2000 was quite different than it is today, relative to bandwidth. Most people were operating with 56K dial-up modems, which meant that downloading 20MB music files and 200MB art graphics was not an option. James felt that the encoded information contained in the music and art was best appreciated in higher resolution than the compressed file format of 100K JPEG and 96K MP3 files. Shortly after I was contacted by Sarah and James to launch the site, they asked me for my opinion on how to bring the higher resolution files to the internet. I explained that CD-ROM would be a good option and the First Source disc was born. James is an experimenter in terms of how to release the encoded data streams (EDS) to the public. One of the reasons he originally contacted me (I learned later) was because of my work with Internet radio, having been one of the founders of the NetRadio, the Internet's first multi-channel radio station. James knew that it would take another 5 years before broadband became more ubiquitous worldwide. So, this was the primary motive behind getting EDS content to the masses. Remember, everything in existence is composed of frequencies. These frequencies entrain and resonate with other frequencies. The higher frequencies contained in light (chamber paintings) and sound (chamber music) are not transmittable via low quality, compressed files.
Now, that said, let me make clear that nothing that was on the site previous to the sale of the high resolution music or art was subsequently made available for sale afterwards. Everything that was free before was free after… no exceptions. In fact, since the "commercialization" of the WingMakers site much more free content has been added, not to mention the sites of Lyricus and Event Temples—both of which are completely funded by WingMakers and are 100% free. Which is all part of the plan.
Question 2: When did James come in, and how did you know to believe that he was responsible for the material?
When I started getting the materials sent to me to publish the site, I knew someone was behind the content creation that was not a regular guy, so to speak. I didn't know it was one person as it seemed logical that a group was behind the content. However, as I began to get involved in the production of the First Source disc, I began to interact more with Sarah and finally James came into the picture about the middle of production. He began to make his presence felt in the reviews of the interface, content, and overall design. And then I had a formal email introduction and it was clear, or at least clearer, what the project was about and who was its creator. That said, I remained a doubting Thomas right up to the day I met James in person in upstate New York. That meeting made it clear that he was orchestrating not only the content but the entire vision of what WingMakers > Lyricus > and Event Temples was creating.
Question 3: Did you know that the story around the discovery of the WingMakers site was changed and gradually given a very different spin?
Yes, of course, but I would disagree that it was given a very different spin. I think it's actually quite similar, but there is much more texture and detail in the Ancient Arrow story than was ever released in the initial story, which was really a placeholder of sorts. The original site was planned to be a bit of a sleeper site in the sense that James was not really expecting it to be seen by many people, because we weren't going to promote the site, but simply release it without any fanfare or publicity. This would permit us to modify the content. This was before the time of staging servers and production servers. But someone or some group got wind of it and it sort of "busted" into the mainstream in a matter of a few days. It really surprised me how fast and furious it happened. In any case, that's the main reason the story seems different. The first story was meant as a placeholder, while the full story was being edited and prepared to replace it.
Question 4: Are you aware that the discovery date of the Lost Arrow site was changed from 1972 to 1996?
I knew about this, but in light of what I mentioned in the last question, it didn't make an impression on me.
Question 5: Two additional philosophical writings (both of which overall did not deeply resonate with me) were also added to the original two (which were both originally given on one webpage). Were these given to you by the same person who gave the original philosophy essays?
Yes, James is the author-creator-translator-composer-artist of all of the content related to WingMakers, Lyricus, and Event Temples.
Question 6: I refer these people to the originals, as I find the changes made to the website after 2001 to have taken on somewhat of a hierarchical flavor which goes against the intentions of the teachings in the WM philosophical essays. I would very much appreciate if you could tell me something about how these first changes were made and your involvement. Many people have asked and continue to ask me about this, so I would deeply appreciate an answer.
I'm not sure how to answer this question since the only thing I have personally seen—relative to the content from James—is that it seems to get more practical and heart-centered. I don't get any sense of "hierarchal flavor" as you put it. If any thing, the latest content releases from James seem more grounded and down-to-earth. If you read The Rising Heart (James' latest writings), I think you'll see what I mean. While the writing is similar to the Chamber Philosophy, it also provides very practical instruction with graphics. His previous paper Living from the Heart is even more practical and feels more of the street than the sky.
James is not a televangelist personality or one of those authors who latches on to the lecture circuit and beats the pavement to sell books. He is quietly behind the scenes providing a framework for consciousness and how one can live from their heart through the practice of the six heart virtues. His encoded data streams are his way of "re-packaging" the cosmic sound and light into a three-dimensional construct. He never talks down to anyone or bad mouths any other approach to one's divinity. He diligently denies he is required in anyone's awakening or its sustenance over time, in fact it's one of the reasons he remains anonymous so no one looks to him as a personality worthy of aspiration. He has always said that his works are only potential pathways to find one's own living truth inside themselves. This living truth is the only thing that really matters because it is always accessible and can never be taken away once found.
I hope my answers are helpful in some way, Fred. It's great to better understand your role in the shift that's occurring. It's wonderful to see your commitment.
From: "Fred Burks"
To: "Mark Hempel"
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 00:47:48 -0800
Subject: Thanks Mark, and a couple more questions for you
Thanks so much for taking time to provide detailed answers to my questions. I deeply appreciate your willingness to address my concerns about changes to the original WingMakers website. Though for me the website clearly took on a more hierarchical flavor during the changes made in 2001, I very much agree that in his recently developed content, James seems more grounded and heart-centered than earlier on. I read his Rising Heart essay, and though it did not nearly reach the level resonance of the original WM material, I was very pleased that it was significantly less hierarchical than previous material attributed to him, and much more centered around the heart and inner wisdom.
Here is why I don't trust the changes made in 2001, Mark, and even much of the content on the current website. The 2001 changes introduced the concept of a superior Central Race (of which the WingMakers are supposedly a part) which can save us, of a Lyricus teaching order from this race, and of a mysterious "grand portal" leading to scientific proof of the soul. None of these concepts were part of or even mentioned on the original WingMakers website. Yet the insertion of these key concepts was among the first changes to the website. These concepts are quite different from the original WingMakers writings, which were all about opening ever more to divine wisdom from within ourselves, and about moving beyond the teacher/student ordering of the hierarchical paradigm to recognize the divine equality of all beings.
Among other major changes in 2001, I was amazed to watch the interviews section of the site change so that some parts were completely deleted, others added, and certain distances of stars mentioned were even changed. Why would anyone go to the trouble of changing the distances of the stars mentioned? If there is only one question you can answer, this is the one that is most important to me. When I compared the original interviews with the changed version, it became quite clear to me that someone was trying to hide something. Did you ever compare the changes made, Mark?
I would also point out that for the first couple years after 2001, virtually no mention was made on the website of the gradual, yet significant changes being made. Clearly significant money was supplied to create the sophisticated changes made to the website in a gradual way so that they wouldn't be easily noticed. Can you tell me where that money was coming from for all this?
I will share honestly with you my suspicion that some highly intelligent group, which obviously has ample funds, took control and gradually changed the original website, distorting the information so that those seeking the deep WingMakers wisdom would be subtly led back towards hierarchical ways of thinking. I suspect James is the spokesperson or public face for this powerful group. The WingMakers would never have considered themselves part of a superior race or recommended following the teachings of a special order of teachers. The deepest wisdom resides within each one of us. Those of us who understood and resonated deeply with the original material knew without doubt as soon as the changes began to be implemented that the new material was of a different source.
I don't in any way mean to blame you or James or make you wrong, Mark. I am simply one who has been on a deep, lifelong mystic path of spiritual self discovery. Upon reading the original WM material, I wept at reading wisdom far, far more profound than anything I had ever come across in my many years of reading and study. As I watched the intent of those original writings become gradually watered down and distorted from their original purpose, I think you can understand why I was dismayed, and why I'd like to know what happened.
I understand that you were only peripherally involved with all of this, yet you know far more than anyone I know about all this. I deeply appreciate your willingness to discuss this with me and very much welcome your response to my questions here. Thank you for bringing those amazing original materials into the public domain. You changed my life in a most powerful way.
With sacred love and deep appreciation,
P.S. Please give my warmest regards to James. I would so love to meet him and you.
Note from Fred: My unwavering life commitment is to what's best for all beings and to personal and global transformation through love and empowerment.
From: Mark Hempel
To: Fred Burks
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:40 PM
Subject: RE: Thanks Mark, and a couple more questions for you
I started to answer your questions, but as I was writing, I felt my knowledge wasn't up to par. So, I forwarded your email to James yesterday. I can't guarantee he'll answer you because I'm not sure what his response percentage is, but I know he does answer some of the emails I forward because I've heard back from some people who were thankful for his response and they copied me. I've also heard from others that he didn't respond. So, what I'd propose is that you wait a week and if you don't hear anything drop me a line and I'll compose my answers as best as I can.
From: Mark Hempel
To: Fred Burks
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:00 PM
Subject: James' Response
James sent me a response to your questions and I've attached his answers to this email.
Attached response from James:
February 24, 2008
Mark forwarded your email to me. With time constraints being what they are, I have answered your questions as fully as I can, and in some cases, expanded on them when I felt your questions arose from a slightly different line of inquiry. Your sincerity is appreciated and I hope you accept my answers in the spirit they are offered.
Q1: The 2001 changes introduced the concept of a superior Central Race (of which the WingMakers are supposedly a part) which can save us, of a Lyricus teaching order from this race, and of a mysterious "grand portal" leading to scientific proof of the soul. None of these concepts were part of or even mentioned on the original WingMakers website. Yet the insertion of these key concepts was among the first changes to the website. These concepts are quite different from the original WingMakers writings, which were all about opening ever more to divine wisdom from within ourselves, and about moving beyond the teacher/student ordering of the hierarchical paradigm to recognize the divine equality of all beings.
A1: The changes, or, as I would prefer to have them understood, additions, within the WingMakers site that you reference in your question exist for reasons I will describe below. They were not added to imbue a sense of external authority or artificial layering of hierarchal controls from a far-flung race of superior beings; quite the contrary I assure you. Let me start at the beginning of the mythology—though this is, I'll dutifully inform you, the shorthand version.
The WingMakers are the future of humanity ascended into a higher dimensional, albeit human format—one that is not constrained by time and space. Within the WingMakers (or Central Race) is an organization known as the Teachers of Light and Sound, or, in the context of the WingMakers mythology, the Lyricus Teaching Order (LTO). The LTO exports its teachings to emerging, humanoid civilizations within a local universe for the purpose of activating the specie's awareness of its grander purpose as a collective entity. This activation takes many, many forms, some recognizable and some completely invisible. Over time, as the species evolves through the second, third, and fourth dimensions, it begins to nudge against the fifth dimension, which is the time we are presently in.
There are within the human species those who operate in the second, third, and fourth dimensions as their dominant realities even today, but the Collective Consciousness is measured in ratios, and the present ratio is centered on what I will call the lower-midpoint of the fourth dimension, but this will be shifting very rapidly over the next four and half years to the higher midpoint of the fourth dimension, which is the gateway to the fifth dimension. This shift, though it may seem small in terms of degree, is actually the most radical shift since the inception of the planet. The dimensions are not logarithmic in their scope and scale, and the higher one ascends the more expansive they become.
I understand that the framework of dimensions instills a hierarchical ordering of the universe, but this is the method in which a species—in this case, humanity—ascends the spiral staircase of consciousness and ultimately unifies through the tempering of the lower dimensions so it may employ the higher dimensional capacities and capabilities as co-creators of First Source and Source Intelligence. Without this tempering, the human species would retain its quarantine from the higher frequencies of the Universal Spirit that will unite it and anoint it as co-creators. All of this applies to the species as a whole, not individuals. Individuals can operate as cocreative outposts of First Source, but if unconnected to a species-wide movement, they remain locked out of the grand design embedded in the imaginings of our Creator.
The WingMakers Materials are one of the activators that the LTO has exported to this planet at this time, designed for those within the human species who are connected to the Grand Portal discovery. Embedded within these materials are encoded data streams that are time-artifacts of the Light and Sound of First Source, stepped down into dimensional frequencies that anyone within the human family can access, if they desire. It is not that individuals cannot activate themselves, or lack the natural capacity to shift dimensionally. They can and do. The problem is that the "noise" levels are very high within the world because of the spread of consciousness from the second to the fifth dimension. In other words, the species is stretched, in a sense, across four major dimensions and this creates noise. Noise in this sense: The frequencies that are radiating from the human family (and because of human invention) are dissonant and incoherent, competing and interfering with the field of unity, which is the sub-quantum bedrock from which we all arise. Amid this noise, the signal of First Source is diminished, and sometimes indistinguishable from the noise itself.
You can think of it this way. Deep in the woods on an autumn day, if you are quiet and focused, you can hear a single leaf hit the forest floor with amazing clarity—even at a distance of 20 meters. But in the heart of the city, you will never have that experience because the ambient noise level is too high. The signals of nature are lost in the swell of mechanical inventions—sirens, buses, whirring hard disks, HVAC systems, cars, and even electromagnetic fields. If something could transport you, momentarily, from the city to the forest, and you could tune in to the subtle sounds, you would be startled at what your body can perceive.
Again, this is all about ratios. As a species approaches the fifth dimension, its variation and dimensional separation is what generates the dissonant noise field. First Source, as you can well imagine, is fully aware of this phenomenon and has established compensatory systems. One of these is to boost the signal of unity by aligning the planetary position relative to Central Sun or the galactic source of higher dimensional frequencies. This alignment is not happenstance or coincidental, it is all part of a highly orchestrated plan. The other way is to create "pockets" of coherence that provide a sober, exploratory entrance to the deeper teachings that empower the individual to activate their energetic responsibility—the transmission of their personal energy system to the benefit of their fellow creatures and the planet upon which they live.
Perhaps the compensatory system that is least understood is that of the planet itself. As an entity of consciousness, earth is dimensionally ascending according to it own plan. As the human species spreads and extends the reach of its consciousness, it signals the planet that it is time to shift dimensionally into a higher frequency field. Earth is undergoing this dimensional shift now and will complete it over the next four and half years. There is, as Hollywood coined it, the "Perfect Storm" of human consciousness spread, galactic alignment, and intentional planetary dimensional shift. This confluence of interlocking processes is, as previously stated, carefully orchestrated through Spirit or Source Intelligence.
This particular aspect (planetary shift) requires, in most cases, a parallel planet to be engineered to provide a maturing environment for those whose energetic, subatomic structures are not suited or properly conditioned for the higher dimensional frequencies in which earth is unerringly approaching. I will use an analogy to ensure clarity. Imagine that there was a group of fleas riding atop a wild dog. The dog was subject to temperature extremes, running through the brush, and a variety of other challenges—all of which favored the fleas that had conditioned themselves to hang on and adapt to the conditions present in the wilderness. Those that couldn't hang on were mercifully placed on a domesticated dog that was appropriately pampered in a fenced, manicured yard.
Admittedly, while this is a crude analogy, it does make the point that humans are guests upon earth, and earth is indeed the host. Those unable to adapt to the frequencies of the new earth, will be gently "shuttled", reincarnationally speaking, to a planet comparable to earth so they may progress in their own time. It is somewhat like cell division, where the human family divides into two worlds, each the "zygote" of a new species divided only by time and space, and ultimately unified when time and space recede beneath the horizon of eternity. (This is an echo of the relationship between the WingMakers and Humanity.)
The evolutionary journey of the species is set with checkpoints that typically lay as dimensional barriers. Frequency coherence is the key attribute by which a species can pass through the checkpoint and obtain a higher frequency experience of their human instrument and the planet upon which they live. The ultimate checkpoint is the Grand Portal, which stands between the higher 4th and lower 5th dimensional plane of existence.
The Grand Portal was introduced in the later works of the WingMakers as a means to depict the underlying purpose of the work. The Grand Portal signifies a shift of humanity from the 4th dimension to the 5th dimension, and while this shift is still far in the future (insofar as the human species is concerned); it will become understood by science in approximately 75 years and become the backbone of science and religion as they merge into one integrated system of experience and expression.
Thus, the additions to the WingMakers Materials were key elements pointing to the Grand Portal. They were required additions in order to aptly define the human trajectory of evolution. What you have sensed was simply the shift of emphasis from the individual rendering of the "activator" to that of the human species. When this shift was made, it appeared to change the materials, ordering them into a more hierarchical structure, but that is only a result of the introduction of the Grand Portal, which necessitated a more species-level depiction of the materials.
The role and definition of the LTO was delineated as part of the disclosure of the Grand Portal, since the LTO helps to disseminate this activating vision to the species. Again, you can argue that any organization in charge of activating a vision and mission as broad as the Grand Portal is hierarchical in nature, but I would ask you, if not the LTO, who? Who would provide this architecture of human achievement? The movement of the human family into the fifth dimension is a collective crossing; it is not the purview of any one individual, or for that matter, organization.
It is not enough for the individual to achieve cosmic consciousness while in the human instrument. To what end? To write poetry like Whitman? To espouse new philosophical insights like Plato? Or perhaps, more metaphysical elaborations like Bohm? Individuals achieve cosmic consciousness and it opens them to a finer mesh connection to the Universal Field, and they become transmitters of the ability within the human family. But the new consciousness that is now forming within the human family is not rooted in the historical insights of God or Spirit, but in an intelligence that is present in every square nanometer of space, every moment of time and every point of energy, and this consciousness is awakening inside the human instrument within all who are prepared so we can become the universal species as envisioned by the LTO.
This is not a time of individual ascension and then dutiful service to teach. Rather it is a time of unification and collective intelligence working to move the species from separatist isolationism to universal connection and awareness.
Q2: Among other major changes in 2001, I was amazed to watch the interviews section of the site change so that some parts were completely deleted, others added, and certain distances of stars mentioned were even changed. Why would anyone go to the trouble of changing the distances of the stars mentioned? If there is only one question you can answer, this is the one that is most important to me. When I compared the original interviews with the changed version, it became quite clear to me that someone was trying to hide something.
A2: There were a handful of changes made in the interviews, but I'm not sure why this would be so important to anyone, especially the type of changes you've referenced in your question. The simple and prosaic answer is that I created slight variations in the WingMakers Materials as a means to track them. As you're undoubtedly aware, placing content on the web is different than a book format in the sense of the copyright controls. Within the first year of release there were several unscrupulous individuals who were packaging the WingMakers content and selling it to others. Others were not selling it, but essentially appropriating its content under their own name or brand. I was aware that this would be an attribute of using the web as a distribution center for these works, and wanted to track the permutations.
Q3: I would also point out that for the first couple years after 2001, virtually no mention was made on the website of the gradual, yet significant changes being made. Clearly significant money was supplied to create the sophisticated changes made to the website in a gradual way so that they wouldn't be easily noticed. Can you tell me where that money was coming from for all this?
A3: The projects related to WingMakers.com, Lyricus.org, and EventTemples.org are all funded 100% through the sales of the WingMakers CDs and art reproductions.
Q4: I will share honestly with you my suspicion that some highly intelligent group, which obviously has ample funds, took control and gradually changed the original website, distorting the information so that those seeking the deep WingMakers wisdom would be subtly led back towards hierarchical ways of thinking. I suspect James is the spokesperson or public face for this powerful group. The WingMakers would never have considered themselves part of a superior race or recommended following the teachings of a special order of teachers. The deepest wisdom resides within each one of us. Those of us who understood and resonated deeply with the original material knew without doubt as soon as the changes began to be implemented that the new material was of a different source.
A4: I think I have answered this question already, but to put a finer point on it, I would add that while the deepest wisdom resides within the individual, there is no one who finds it without help. There is a need to have teachers and way showers. There is a need to have activating content. There is a need to have one another to inspire the insights and fire the imagination. The Universal Field of Living Truth flows underneath each of us just as surely as water flows beneath the ice of a frozen river. But there are certain outlooks, certain perspectives, and certain techniques where the interface to the deeper truths is improved, and it is easier to break through and draw it into your life.
I can assure you that the source of the information did not change; the mission broadened, as planned, and the work reflected this.
The entire body of work will unfold and it will continue to change, and certainly not for the sake of confusing anyone or watering down the content's truth. Rather, it will change because the mission is multidimensional. For example, the WingMakers materials resonate and activate different frequency domains of the human instrument. There are certain passages of music and poetry that are utterly without connection to the mind. The art is the same way, it activates different recesses of the heart one time and the mind another. The philosophy of Chamber 2 is very different than the Lyricus discourses, and the discourses are very different from the Event Temples e-paper entitled Living from the Heart. The animation from the Event Temples is very different than the Meditations of Time-Space DVD.
All of the content is connected to a larger plan, and if you slice it into sections and compare one section with another, you will see differences to be sure, but you may also miss the larger relationship—the larger plan—both of the content, as well as its useful service to your own life and purpose.
There is so much information in the public domain that pertains to the spiritual realms, some of it is reinforcing and resonant, but most of it is splitting and separating the consciousness of humanity. For example, today I received a letter from a young man in Sao Paulo, a partial quote follows:
"What is happening? What is it all about? This theories. This prophecies. Hollow Earth, Shamballa, Agartha, Astral Travel, Channelings, Telepathy, Nibiru, Annunaki, The Mayan Calendar, Planet X, Ashtar, The Armageddon. I'm sorry but, i don't know if i'm the only one, but i'm really lost. I Don't know what to do. Which way i should go? What should i believe? What can i do? I'm so lost. Seriously. I'm so lost."
Now, this person is only 18 years old, so he has less life experience than some, but you can hear the confusion and frustration in his voice, and his sentiments speak for thousands, if not millions, of others. The list he cites could have been ten times longer, but the point remains: How do any of us—in the face of the separation that exists in our philosophical realm—find agreement in belief? And not only agreement, but, more importantly, a sense of confidence that we are on the right path, the path of enlightenment, and not further confusion or the distraction of half truths.
We all have access to the Living Truth within us, and yet we remain tethered to our doubts and fear-based living. This is the mirrored reflection of the spread of consciousness, that, as a collective thing, is not coherent and therefore it is not aligned to the Living Truth. Today a thousand, no, a hundred thousand writers speak their truth and share it, but the resulting picture of "truth" is a blurry mosaic that casts doubt on the human mind's ability to define truth, let alone a path into enlightenment.
Does this mean that humanity requires a savior? Does it show evidence that the spiritual realm, as an object of knowledge, is unknowable? No, not in my opinion, but it does suggest that the six heart virtues and their everyday application and expression is a far better route to forming a spiritual purpose than the framing of words in a philosophical soup. Too much is made of the word choice instead of the behavior choice. It is through the latter that we define our truth, and this is the living truth that flows from the innermost worlds of our existence into the outermost worlds of our five senses and physical body.
We are here to be of service, and this applies to each and every one of us. Our service contribution is the energetic transmission contained in our expression of the six heart virtues, and our ability to achieve and sustain personal coherence in our daily affairs and relationships. This is the real value in the spiritual life because it does not separate with words, but rather bonds with behaviors. And it injects meaningfulness into the smallest moments of our life.
Our media and popular culture make the focus of life a quest for glamour and prestige and power and money. We are seduced by these things because they are burned so deeply into our psyche that it is near impossible to resist. But even those few who achieve these things feel lost, perhaps even more so as a result of their achievement. The thing that we desire most is meaning through the expression of our deepest purpose—not our passion, but our purpose.
So you see it does not matter if people draw from their own well and bring forward the powerful truths that live within them, because even these so-called truths, if they seek expression only in words have a shelf life of usefulness of one moment, which, as I'm sure you'll agree, is exceedingly brief. But the expression in the behaviors of appreciation, compassion, humility, forgiveness, understanding, and valor, these leave an energetic "fragrance" that lasts forever because it entangles and resonates with the Universal Field, and Spirit reapplies this energy to the betterment of the planet and all who live upon her. In short, we need more people who apply the six heart virtues even in the most insignificant corners of their life.
I don't say this lightly, either. I am well aware that it is not easy to outflow compassion to someone who just gave you the finger after cutting you off on the highway. It is not easy to understand why there is so much hatred surfacing between religious organizations or governments or members of the human family. It is not easy to forgive someone who wrongs you intentionally. But this is what is required of those who will assist the human family to become unified and coherent so it may knock upon the door of the Grand Portal, seeking entry into the fifth dimension as a coherent collective and not simply as a group—large as it may be—of individuals.
I hope my responses provide some measure of understanding to your questions.
From my world to yours,
From: Fred Burks
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:38 AM
To: Mark Hempel
Cc: Chris Bowers
Subject: Mark, questions about WM website from a former presidential interpreter
Thank you so much for forwarding that in-depth response from James. I am deeply grateful to both you and James for taking the time to respond to my questions. Could you please send James my response below? Thanks again for playing a key role in the major expansion of my own awareness, and you have a great one!
With deep gratitude and joy,
I deeply appreciate your in-depth response to my questions about changes in the WingMakers material. I very much respect your intentions of spreading heart energy in the world and preparing humanity for a major shift. As I have followed changes to the WM website since 2000, I've been happy to see in the last year or two what has felt like a more open and heart-centered energy. I also know you've been in communication about your work with wonderful people like Teka Lutrell, someone whom I deeply respect for his commitment to shifting the paradigm on our planet. Thank you for opening to this kind of collaboration and for inviting us all to open our hearts more.
I have some important questions regarding your response to my previous message. To give a quick background, even as a child I understood sacred love and the interconnectedness of all beings. I have been on the mystic path for most of my life on this beautiful planet. Though I've never followed any one path exclusively, I have studied and participated in most major religions and their associated mystic branches, finding that each of these contains their own unique kernels of truth and wisdom. I love a saying of Gandhi, "If a man reaches the heart of his own religion, he has reached the heart of all religions." In recent years, I have become aware of the spiritual hierarchy discussed by key figures in the metaphysical and occult literature like Alice Bailey and in tools like the Urantia book.
Having studied and explored many different aspects of spirituality over the years, I was amazed when I came across the original WM philosophy in 2000 to find something far deeper than I had ever found in my many years of spiritual exploration. I instantly felt an incredibly rich, deep resonance with this material, as well as with the creators of the material. Though my eyes and spirit were opened in incredible ways on a conscious level, on another deeper level, I realized I had already known everything that was being shared. I was rapidly activated to a significantly expanded state of consciousness by this amazing material.
The most powerful opening I experienced in digesting the original WM philosophy had to do with the ascension agenda. Like so many here on Earth and in other star systems, I had shared in the collective desire to get beyond the trials of this planet, to soar beyond this physical reality and ascend to higher spiritual realms. After being so powerfully activated by the WM material, however, I instantly realized how mistaken I had been. I saw that my mission is not at all about ascending.
Ascension often reflects a desire to abandon those we consider to be lower than ourselves in hopes of reaching a higher state where we leave all of the dense vibrations behind. Yet now I see so clearly that my life is not about ascending to other dimensions. I am here to embrace all people and all beings no matter what their level of vibration or understanding. I want to leave no one behind as we all expand our consciousness to ever greater awareness. And many others resonate with me on this. We are all about presencing the divine here on this planet, even in these dense realities. Here is the key quote from the WM on this:
When the fragments are aligned and inter-connected, the entity becomes the instrument that facilitates Source Reality expansion. Thus, the entity does not ascend from the time-space universes, but rather coalesces into a state of wholeness whereby its sovereign expression can assist in the expansion, or in a different context, the descent, of Source Reality into the time-space universes. Ascension is often construed as the natural outcome of evolution. That all planetary systems and species are evolving to the point where they ascend from limitation, and that eventually, the time-space universes will somehow fold into Source Reality and cease to exist as fields of vibration. It is actually quite the opposite. Source Reality is descending. It is inclusive of all things, and it is the Source intention to expand, not retreat. The entity transforms to wholeness within the cradle of the time-space universe, and, in so doing, becomes the accessory of Source Reality's intention to expand.
These words powerfully awakened a part of me that had been dormant during this particular life sojourn, James. I and many others on a path similar to my own were thrilled with how this material awakened us. We right away felt and resonated with the very high vibration. Starting in 2001, we also felt how that high vibration was subtly, yet significantly diluted with all of the changes made. In my core essence, I know that the author of the original WM material and the author of the changed material are not the same. The vibration is just too different. Yes, the beings behind both the original material and the changed material are ultimately from First Source or Prime Creator, as we all are, but there is a very difference resonance between the original and the changed materials.
In your response to me you mention several times the ascension of humanity to higher dimensions. You talk of "ascending the spiral staircase of consciousness." You talk about a "galactic source of higher dimensional frequencies." Yet all of these are what the original WingMakers would call old models of existence which we are now preparing to move beyond. You also talk about the species evolving, when in the original WM philosophy, which is still posted on your current website largely unchanged, evolution is clearly presented numerous times as the old model of existence which we are now moving beyond. To quote the WingMakers material still posted on your site:
It will become the fundamental purpose of the hierarchy to slowly remove these barriers to equality in such a way that the hierarchy appears to be the savior of consciousness rather than the guard of consciousness.
Much of the new material for me resonates at the level of the hierarchy referred to in the above quote. Though recently I have seen more heart energy -- which I truly appreciate -- there is still a lot of hierarchical language being used on the current website and in your letter to me. Yes, it is subtle and your material clearly vibrates at a rate higher than most of what is available currently on this planet, yet the original WM material had none of this. Considering this, can you honestly tell me that you wrote the original material and that all of these changes are simply additions?
Back in 2001 and 2002, I carefully compared the many changes made to the interviews, and it is not only star distances that were changed. Regarding star distances, I know that whoever changed those distances wanted to hide what's really going on related to certain ET species. Can you give me a valid reason why someone would change the star distances if only making "additions" to the story. And there are so many other changes. The portrayal, for instance, of 15 is shifted such that he appears much more benign than he was in the original interviews. I can show you the many specific deletions and additions which reveal a very specific, albeit subtle, hierarchical agenda behind all of these changes. Were all of these simply "additions"?
I have revealed a great deal of who I am and who we are to you here, James. So I would now like to ask you directly, who is behind all of these changes? Who are you working with, and how much do you really know of all that is going on here. I understand that you may not be at liberty to reveal some of these things, but I would appreciate an honest answer. I resonate strongly with the original WingMakers, so I can perceive the resonance at which you vibrate in your communications, and it is not the same.
I have been aware of the parallel planet agenda for some time. On a spirit level, I know that this is the hierarchy's agenda. I understand that you support this agenda and trust that you are doing what you believe to be best. Yet when I open up to guidance from the divine for what's best for all of us, I have received clear guidance to reveal the parallel planet agenda as a means of separating us from ourselves, because I know -- and you know -- that we are all interconnected on the deepest levels. I want to be a force which invites every one of us to connect ever more clearly with all of us through our divine essence. I don't want to abandon to another planet the more dense aspects of myself, which are a more dense aspect of all of us. I want to invite all densities to dance together in this beautiful cosmic dance. If it feels right to you, I invite you to join me and the many who resonate with me in this exciting expansion of divine energy into all densities.
The most profound truths are quite simple, James, and anyone can access them. You know this and are even teaching some things along these lines now. Yes, the energies can be confusing to many living in the thick Earth density, yet whenever anyone chooses to open to the deep wisdom within their own soul, the Divine reaches out (or reaches in) to touch that soul and guide them.
I invite you and your colleagues of the LTO to join those of us who are here to assist in this process of the expansion of the divine into all universes. Like all beings, you and the LTO are always free to choose the path that you believe is best. Yet also be aware that I and many others are working to invite all here to open to the wisdom that lies deep within without any need for external teachers or an evolutionary framework built around ascension.
I am thrilled to have had the privilege to open many thousands of people to the wisdom of the original WM material. I know that I am one of those who is building bridges, yet there is no name on the bridge. It is simply a bridge, a neutral tool which takes people deeper into their own divine wisdom understanding.
Thank you for the key role you are playing in all of this James. I don't know how much you are aware of what you are doing on the deepest energetic levels in your work, yet I am fully aware that everything that you and I are doing is all a part of the expansion of the divine in our world. In the end, every one of us is playing our role with divine perfection. I am deeply grateful for the role you are playing, James, and the role being played by those working with you. In the end, we are all beautiful mirrors for each other reflecting the many amazing and unique parts of ourselves to each other. And when we come together to work for both personal and universal transformation, life cannot help but become a rich, miraculous journey for us all. Thank you for your presence on this planet, and I very much welcome your thoughts on all of this.
With abundant love and warmest wishes for you and for all of us,
Note: My unwavering life commitment is to what's best for all beings and to personal and global transformation through love and empowerment.
Final Note: I did not receive any response to the above email from Mark Hempel or James. For a detailed, revealing comparison of changes to the WingMakers interviews, click here. These changes raise serious questions about some of the claims of James above. To make things more complex, in November of 2008, James consented to do a written interview with the awesome website Project Camelot. I was both fascinated and excited to read what James wrote. You can read his profound interview at this link. Quite different from his response above, in his response to question seven in the Project Camelot interview, he states:
Ascension is of the teacher-student ordering of the universe ... It defines the subtle aspects of self-deception that are caught-up in the spiritual belief systems of Earth and the interdimensional planes as well. If you believe you are in the process of ascending, ask yourself the questions: Where I am ascending to? Are my mental pictures of ascension based on my own experience or have they been downloaded from the information and knowledge systems of humanity? ... All of the energy, efforts, attention and learning that are placed on the ascension process are a diversion from your own realization of the Sovereign Integral.
I am thrilled that James' own view seems to be evolving. In this interview, he seems to be inviting us not to abandon others by hoping that some will ascend to a heavenly version of Earth, while others will suffer on a hellish Earth. He is no longer supporting the ascension process and the parallel planet agenda mentioned in his communication to me. Thank you, James, for opening more to the interconnectedness of all of us. May we all embrace all beings as our divine brothers and sisters, as beautiful manifestations of All That Is.
I wish you a beautiful journey in your explorations of the WingMakers material and of life and the world and universe in which we live. Remember that the deepest answers are always there inside of you. The Divine is patiently waiting to reach out (or reach in) to touch and guide any soul who asks from their heart for guidance.
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