Barbarians at the Gate – Hill Country News, July 16, 2014

20120220-_MG_Small6032By Chuck Robison

You may have heard the stories of what happened to the “Okies” who left for the coast during the great dust storms and drought of the 1930’s. When they reached the state line of California, armed American citizens and guards, who forbade their entry into California on the basis that the Okies would destroy the state and its economy, met them.

Hatred ensued. Then, in time, California absorbed all of these unwanted immigrants and life went on.

Or, imagine what it would have felt like, when as a starving Irish parent, the only hope you had left for your children was to put them on a boat, alone, to travel to America and the outstretched hands of the Statute of Liberty, who wears these words: “Give me your tired, your poor,
 your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
 the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
 send these; the homeless,
 tempest-tossed to me. 
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Contained within this quote is the secret history of the last 150 years of American History.

And now listen to Texas politicians and other assorted defenders of our liberty, speaking about the illegal hoards bursting over our border with Mexico. Chris Davis, a 37-year-old truck driver listed as commander for a militia group gearing up to repel the invasion, told the San Antonio Express-News he believes law enforcement agencies welcome the help.

The group will secure the border in a “legal and lawful manner” Davis said. However, in a 21-minute YouTube video of Davis, which was first reported by the McAllen Monitor on July 4, (which he has now removed) suggests otherwise.

“How?” Davis asked on the video. “You see an illegal. You point your gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say, ‘Get back across the border or you will be shot.'” Davis said the “influx of illegal immigrants is bringing bad elements” to the country such as “sickness”.

Governor Rick Perry suggested that President Barack Obama could be leading a conspiracy to bring immigrants into the country. The Congress of the United States has refused to do anything at all about the Immigration Issues in hopes of being able to blame all of this on a duly elected President just before the fall election season.

Now imagine what would happen if our drought continues and we experience loss of water and major fires. Imagine gangs of thugs and billionaires who form groups to control what water is left, and these people enforce their power with guns, and many people are being killed, including children.

So the logical solution would be to attempt to emigrate to Arkansas and the water and springs there. All of a sudden, your lonely and painful trip to Arkansas and safety is met at the Texas border by angry Arkansas mobs feeling Texans and their overblown egos will finally ruin their state and lifestyle.

Now, as we all know, that could never happen in Texas. We fought them off at the Alamo and we will repel this invasion as well. And proudly we hail as a Republican Tea Party state, primarily of white people, who are all Christians.

So let’s ask the obvious question of our Christian selves in this situation: What would Jesus do? Do you really think he would tell the little children to go home to be killed? Or would he say: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

While we’re deciding who we really are in this situation, you might consider the end of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath when the Okie, Ma Joad, speaking for all immigrants who have met hatred when they arrive in America, says: “I ain’t never gonna be scared no more. I was, though. For a while it looked as though we was beat. Good and beat. Looked like we didn’t have nobody in the whole wide world but enemies. Like nobody was friendly no more. Made me feel kinda bad and scared too, like we was lost and nobody cared…. Rich fellas come up and they die, and their kids ain’t no good and they die out, but we keep a-coming. We’re the people that live. They can’t wipe us out, they can’t lick us. We’ll go on forever, Pa, cos we’re the people.”

Thanks for reading this far and thanks, too, for your support and contribution!

“Yelling at God” Chuck’s latest Faith Column for the Hill Country News June 25, 2014

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Love….what if it really works?

4x6 B&W Chuck Portrait 6032 Hill Country News, 2014-05-07

By Chuck Robison

We hear a lot about LOVE, from Valentine’s Day to the description of God. We hear so much about love, especially from Churches, that it seems to have lost its usefulness as a life principle or even as a power word.

So perhaps a different slant on the possible meaning of LOVE as a power word is in order. Generally speaking, today’s Christianity does not allow for the possibility that each soul lives many times here on Earth. Prize winning Christianity says that you win the prize for a good life only once….and then you disappear into heaven, plain and simple. Prize losers, of course, after one chance, go straight to hell for all eternity.

The early church had no such understanding. In the early church, many things were espoused that the later church, say after 325 AD and the Council in Nicaea, rejected and prosecuted believers for even discussing. Reincarnation is one of those ideas that was excluded by the 325 AD Nicene Counsel.

Reincarnation, like rabbits biting at your heels, still bites at the ankles of the church, so early on they tried to put a stop to it. The idea that you had more than one chance to win the prize diluted the authority of the church……something that, to this very day, is never permitted. Fact is, the Christian Church, in all its manifestations, wants to be judge, jury and executioner of its follower’s lives. Preaching Hell and Damnation is still on the agenda in many Christian Churches.

Reincarnation, on the other hand, reveals that each soul is eternal, exists at all times, is a cell in God’s body, and arrives on earth to live multiple lives that will eventually result in spiritual growth, also expressed as creating good Karma. This is the big schoolhouse we’re living in and we come here from someplace else and we will return there and come back again and again, until we have learned the lessons and passed the exams.

Karma is understood to be either good or bad, or like deposits and withdrawals in the spiritual bank of life. Kindness, good deeds and compassionate acts toward other souls result in deposits to your Karma account. Meanness, destruction and attacks on other souls results in a withdrawal from your Karma account. At the end of your life, you go through a review and God balances your account and the resulting balance or deficit determines the agenda for your next life.

Those in the know realize that kindness toward all other souls, is a sure way to build up your Karma credits.

Now here is where LOVE comes in. As we realize that every other soul is on the same journey toward learning about Kindness, Love and Good Karma as we are, it begins to determine how we will treat each other. Jesus said, “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You”……because, not only are you in the exact same boat as they are, but you are ONE with all souls. What we do to another, we do also to ourselves. This is not just a good idea….it’s the law.

With that as an understanding, would we continue to do some of the destructive and mean things we do to each other? Would we allow states to war on each other, build nuclear bombs, or even execute prisoners for crimes that already have an eternal result in the bank of Karma? No. Would we go out of our way to help each other, to be kind to each other, to forgive each other, regardless of the crime, offense or provocation in question? The answer is Yes.

This is the ultimate win-win approach to life. Treating others as you would like to be treated adds to your karma while allowing the other person to see beyond the pain they have created and it opens the door to more positive spiritual growth. We are the each other’s teachers.

Of course, this is not easy and it is made harder still when our Church leaders do not allow us to think about reincarnation or Karma.

However, as Christians we do not have to go along with the crowd. We can show love to every soul with whom we come in contact, because whatever we do to others, we do to ourselves. And a positive Karmic balance in this life, will make the next life so much better.

Notes From the Masters Class 2014-04-29

Chuck discusses some of what he is learning as he and Karen meet weekly with the Ascended Masters and the Archangels for an interview which is then presented on Karen’s Angel Readings by Karen website. (See tab above on right side.)

These audio interviews challenge most of our beliefs and ways of seeing things……and they ALWAYS provide a different way of seeing life and current events…..and one walks away from listening with a deeper appreciation about what is possible in other dimensions.

Opinion: The Sheep Look Up / 2014-03-05

20120220-_MG_6032By Chuck Robison 

The Sheep Look Up is a science fiction novel by British author John Brunner published in 1972.  Reading it in 1975 seared my memory with the awful thought that this same story could happen here.  The plot is centered on the rise of a corporation-sponsored government, pollution in big cities has reached extreme levels and most (if not all) people’s health has been affected in some way.

By the end of the book, rioting and civil unrest sweep the United States, due to a combination of poor health, poor sanitation, lack of food, lack of services, ineffectiveness of services (medical, policing), disillusionment with government/companies, oppressive government, high incidence of birth defects (pollution-induced), and other factors; all services (military, government, private, infrastructure) break down.

 The people cause this destruction by acting like sheep, going along with the crowd and not paying attention to what is happening right before their eyes, until it is too late for positive action.

Something like this is happening in America now.  We have begun to think of ourselves as well informed by the 24 hour news cycle, yet we  know nothing other than what the various propaganda machines tell us.  And they are telling us two huge lies.

The first lie is that there is no global warming and people who contest that are using that as an excuse to make money.  Remember the Inconvenient Truth of Al Gore?  Fox News convinced a lot of people that the global warming issue was just Gore’s way to make money.

For some reason at least 55% of the American population does not accept what is clearly obvious.  From bee colony collapse to radiation from Japan lapping at the West Coast beaches to dramatic shifts in weather patterns and the melting of the polar ice caps, we are confronted with all the evidence needed to prove there is a problem, or problems. Yet we are not willing to solve or even look at this evidence.  Not surprisingly, 97% of the world’s climate scientists have closed the debate and accepted the fact that we are polluting and heating up our world.

The second lie is also a product of the anti-intellectualism of the American character.  Right now more than 46% of our population claims not to believe in evolution.  They consider themselves supported by God in their beliefs.  Yet by denying evolution and insisting it be stomped out, they are closing the door on the real solution that could take us through this global crisis.

God built us to evolve.  It makes no difference where we came from; the issue is where are we going.  There is a target for evolution’s process.  We are meant to become much, much more in the future than we are today as individuals and as a species.

Denying evolution’s process and target is a way to block our progress and insure our demise.

Nevertheless, the people telling us these two lies are using them to control us and to make money.

But there is change ahead.  As one era ends it must necessarily share the stage of time with the beginning of a new era.  We see the truth of our situation being revealed daily….from the NSA files to the GMO foods poisoning our bodies. It is the end of the world as we know it.  The New Era, now being born, will arrive bringing with it the new man, Homo Luminous, the man of light.

Daily we are given the opportunity to find new solutions and paths.  But too many seem more empowered by defending the lies we have accepted for so long.

If knowing the truth is the gatekeeper to living in freedom, then it is mandatory that we be willing to tell the truth to each other and ourselves.  And the truth is this:  we have reached the end of an era, and if we want to enter the new era, we must take responsibility for the unfinished business of the past and prepare ourselves and our planet for a totally new understanding of why we are here.

As we do that, we will demonstrate to our brothers and sisters that in bringing light to all the dark caves of consciousness we have been living in, we are creating a new world for evolution’s next step, Homo Luminous.

Of course, I could be wrong.


This article first appeared in the March 6, 2014 Hill Country News in Cedar Park, Texas

Photo: David Saenz


Notes From the Masters Class 12/3/2013

Hi, this is Chuck Robison and this is the show, Notes From the Masters Class and today is Tuesday, December 3, 2013. And if you’re anything like I am, you’re going through days right now when you look at out on the world and say “Boy, this is mess that we’re in” and then there are days when you look at the world and say “wait, a minute this is pretty good this is a real possibility, there is reason for hope”.

Now when you’re looking at the things that create despair, there are plenty of them. All you have to do is go as far as genetically modified organisms, which apparently are the seeds that are producing almost all the grains and a lot of other things that we are using. If you’ve ever asked does evolution exist, think about this: in my lifetime, which is a little over 70 years, we have put in at least 500 new chemicals into the environment every year since 1960. And these new chemicals are put in the environment and nobody knows how they are going to affect us, but somehow or another, so far, we had been able to evolve or adapt, adopt or become capable of living in an environment that is polluted by things that we don’t know what it is doing to us, but we are still surviving.

And if you think about the other things that are causing us despair all of us know that it seems like the top corporations and not just the quote, unquote American corporations, but the global corporations want to really run the show of governments and we’re seeing it right here in our own government. And we also see governments, especially our government, that does not seem to work so well. Imagine this is December 3rd and the United States Congress plans, in the next eight days that they’re going to be working, to pass three bills, all of which are massively unimportant.

What’s that about? Well, we don’t know what it’s about, but it begins to make you ask the question: Who exactly is in control here, who’s calling these shots? And from the appearance of just looking at things, nobody is controlling anything.

And because of that, we can have a little bit of hope, because nobody has shown at my door, and they probably haven’t shown up yours, and said, “Oh by the way, we’re in control now you’ll do what we tell you.” But that’s part of the despair because that could actually happen all over the world.

Now on the hope side of the scale, there’s one thing that’s really, really important and I’d like for you to consider that. You’ll remember that six weeks ago or so The President of the United States came on the television said, folks sorry to tell you this but we’re going to have to go to war in Syria because those people killed some kids in and we’ve got to deal with them. Now never mind the fact that there are and were a million child refugees who have left Syria and are living in the desert in tents and they can have hardly any water, there’s no sewage, there’s no electricity and there’s no education.

Here’s 1 million kids that need help, but we were planning on taking our resources and going in and killing some more people. Doesn’t make any sense, and it didn’t then. So, within 36 hours The President came back and says, Well, you know, I think I’m going to take this to the Congress a let them buy into it.

And then shortly after that, the Syrians said, wait a minute. We’ll give up our weapons of mass destruction and our chemical weapons, You guys can have it. And all of a sudden the reason for going to war was blown away. Now that didn’t happen by accident, and it wasn’t one or two people in Washington or Syria or Russia or any place else that made it happen. It was you and I, because without parades without protest without writing articles or anything else, we all just said to ourselves, “You know what? We don’t want that.” It’s like the 1960s when they said “Suppose they gave a war and nobody came.” Well, that happened to us and here’s why that happened.

You and I are connected to a larger consciousness system. You and I are connected to each other and all the other almost 8,000,000,000 people on this world. With de Chardin’s Nous Sphere, or the global mind, or call it whatever you want, but we are connected to each other through a global consciousness. And when we have experiences that remind us of that, and prove that to us, all of a sudden we get this little tiny glimpse, “Wow what if we have that kind of power?” What if we have the ability to change the world and world situations, just by thinking together and saying you know what, we’re not coming to your war. There’s a better way, we know there’s a better way and we’re not going to play.

And we did that, we really did that and it was a lot less difficult than stopping the Vietnam War, which also was a result of us connecting with our consciousness and saying, enough.

Now we have power beyond our wildest dreams and there are lots of people out there who would like for you to not know that. Who would like for you to forget that, who would like for you to think “Gee, that we better let them control things because we don’t know……” Nonsense.

We, every one of us, are in a position of incredible power. Our power is consciousness and our connection to each other. And if you will join me, because I work on this, if you join me in connecting with each other through this global brain, we will be able to drive things in a positive, helpful and healthy direction despite all the other forces arrayed against us who say, “It can’t be done.” It can be done! It is a spiritual experience. It is a God given power and you and I have it. And we have it when we know it, and we don’t know it, when we forget it, when were talked out of it, we don’t. We always have access to it but, if you don’t use it you lose it.

So I like for you to suggest that I’d like to suggest to you, give this some thought give this a chance, and look around and see how you are in communication with people all over the world and what we are doing. This is the age of the mind and the more we’re able to use it, the more power we are going to have. And so I thank you for being with me today. I look forward to doing this again soon and remember, all minds are joined. Thanks.

Our Call With Dr. George Armstrong, Ph.D. on September 8, 2013

We got a response from Dr. Armstrong to our article, There MUST Be a Better Way! (see elsewhere on this site). Dr. Armstrong got his Ph.D. in Theology from Princeton in 1973 and is a Lecturer in Systematic Theology at The Theological College of St. John the Evangelist in Aukland, New Zealand.

We realized that insights into the Syria situation from a theologian half way around the world would be valuable and we were not disappointed.

The quality, due to Skype issues, is less that excellent, but the message comes through and you might be interested in his insights about how the world is ‘improving’ despite the issues confronting the global community in this Syrian Crisis.

I am writing this description at noon on September 10, 2013 and the situation in Syria is looking better every minute.

Notes From the Masters Class 8-29-13

Chuck presents another in the series, Note From the Masters Class. In this presentation Chuck discusses surrender and the issue of control in our lives.

Hi, today is August 29th, 2013, the anniversary of Katrina hitting New Orleans. I’m Chuck Robison, and this is Notes From the Masters Class.

If you’re anything like I am, you go through these periods when you have to relearn and relearn and relearn an old and what should be fundamental lesson. But these lessons come back to us again and again because, sooner or later, we really do learn how to deal with them. But it’s always difficult, it’s always different, and it’s always powerful.

So I’ve gone through a situation, in the past six weeks or so, where I’ve had to completely surrender what I thought was a done deal and was going to go my way. It didn’t, and it hurt to realize that. But as I’ve gone through this process this time, and, by the way, a friend of mine says, “Wisdom is learning you don’t have to make the same mistake the third time.” As I’ve gone through it this time, I’ve realized that surrender is a good concept. You let go and as they say, you let God.

But you’re really not surrendering because, in the long run, you don’t have control – and I mean this – over anything. Somehow or another, we think we have control. We’d like to have control. We manipulate it as if we have control. But the truth is consciousness itself is working out its own plan with and through us, and the quicker and the more completely we accept that, which is another word in this case for surrender, the quicker we do that, the faster it becomes apparent that what consciousness is trying to work out through us is far beyond our greatest imagination. That’s what I’m finding out this time as I relearn this lesson.

I was faced with a situation where I had to let go. There was no other opportunity. There was no other option. Let go and that was it. And part of letting go is saying, “Okay, I surrender. I give up. It ain’t going to go my way.” And that’s the truth.

But what happens, when you do that letting go and that surrender, is you accept and acknowledge the fact that you’re not in control from that point forward. But the reality is you weren’t in control before that point. And frequently, very frequently, the problems that we encounter, where we do have to surrender, give up or let go, are problems of our own making.

If we would do this business of accepting and letting go and surrendering all the time, the problems that we encounter, at least that’s what I think my lesson is, the problems would be less difficult and less traumatic. What happens to me is something I learned a long time ago.

I wanted to leave New York, and I worked for 20 years to leave New York. But I wanted to leave New York and I wanted to move out West. I picked Taos, New Mexico as my place where I wanted to be. I wanted a specific job there. I wanted to be the minister of the Presbyterian church in Taos. For 20 years, I did everything I possibly could to get that job. The man who was there was a retired Army chaplain, and every year he would announce that he was going to leave and retire, and every year shortly after that, he’d say, “No, I don’t think I’m going to retire.”

So after about 20 years of working for this and trying to make it happen, I went to a person who helped me with making visions. I said, “What do I do? I know exactly what I want. I know where I want it, and it’s not happening.” She said, “Well, keep the vision exactly the way you’ve stated it up to this point. Keep it in writing. But at the end of the piece of paper, where your vision is written, add this one particular sentence, and that sentence is, ‘This or something better.‘”

I did that. I went home and I put down “This or something better” at the bottom of my vision statement. Within a matter of days, an opportunity opened up that I never expected, would never have guessed could happen, and the next thing I know, I was in Telluride, Colorado. I had moved up to 10,000 feet. I moved out West, and my life was radically changed and became much different in what appears, looking back now, like a twinkling of an eye, when I just said, “This or something better, I surrender. Whatever you bring me, I’m assuming it’s going to be better, and I’ll accept it.”

Now, the lesson here is just this: We are all part of consciousness. The theologians, the classic theologians would never equate consciousness with God, but I do. I think that God is everything, in everything, is everything, and consciousness is the glue, the material, the stuff that we
make life out of. I’m consciousness, you’re consciousness, the bees are consciousness, the plants are. It’s all the same thing. The mountains are

God is in the middle of all of that, and there is a plan. I know some of you might think, “Oh, no, there’s not a plan.” Yes, there is. This is a not a random choice, and it was Einstein that said, “God does not play dice with the universe.” So there is a plan. We may not know what it is or where it’s going, but it’s going someplace. As soon as we get out of the way and as soon as we accept what it is that consciousness is putting before us, the safer we become, the stronger we become, the more involved we become, and the less fearful we become.

It’s kind of that simple. It’s not really that simple, but it’s easy to say it’s simple. The fact of the matter is the battle goes on right here in our hearts. “I want my way. I want my stuff. I want me, me, me, mine.” And the universe says, ‘That’s terrific. Thank you for letting us know.” But as soon as you figure this out and get out of the way, you’ll see what’s about to happen, and it will be better than you ever dreamed.

So I want to share that with you, and as a footnote to that, I want to show you this. This is our book, “The Quantum Conspiracy.” Now, we wrote this book in 2007, and we finished it in 2008 and it was published in 2009. We knew at the time that it was not going to be well-understood or appreciated for a while. Now, all of a sudden, really a surprise, the stuff that we have written about in this book, the events, the people, the concepts, the ideas, the prophecies are all revealing themselves to have been true.

So this book, “The Quantum Conspiracy“, which Karen and I wrote together, can be found on Amazon in a Kindle or an e-mail edition and also in a hardcover. Actually, it’s not a hardcover. It’s a paperback book. It was published by O-Books in London. I think you might enjoy this book. It’s not expensive anymore, and it’s a possibility for you to look around and say, “Wow. What is going on?” Because folks, any way you shake it, there is so much going on that this is magic time.

So this is Chuck. I want to thank you for being with us today, and I look forward to seeing you again. Bye-bye.

Freedom and Women in Texas!

By Chuck Robison

20120220-_MG_6032This week, as you listen to our Texas Legislature debate shutting down statewide medical services for women, ask yourself a few simple questions: Do Texas women have too much freedom? Isn’t it clearly the responsibility of real Texas men to protect our women folk from making decisions about their own bodies? Can women be trusted, in the privacy of their doctor’s offices, to make decisions about their bodies we men instinctively know are right for our women? Do we need to enact stricter controls on our women folk than we do on our own use and registration of guns? And finally, of course, should the churches lead the way in restricting women’s health freedoms?

Eleanor Wasson, my famous California aunt, died in 2008 at 100. During her later years, she told me a lot about her life and times and then she wrote it all down in her remarkable autobiography, 28,000 Martinis and Counting! She told me that from her earliest memories through the 60’s it was common for a woman to have an abortion if she was faced with a complex or otherwise unwanted pregnancy. Rich women, and Eleanor was certainly well off, could simply go to their Beverly Hills doctors and have the procedure on their own without anyone’s permission. Most did tell their husbands, boy friends or parents. It was how things were done. Others were not so fortunate. We recently heard of a woman whose baby died in utero after five months gestation, but she was forced to carry this dead baby to the full nine-month term because the laws in her state prohibited abortion….in any situation. Imagine spending four months with a baby inside your body only to go through the birth process for a dead baby.

The general concern before the 70’s was for the poor women who did not have money for a medical abortion or access to open clinics where it could safely be performed. These poor women went instead to neighborhood “doctors” for the famous coat hanger abortion, that more often than not ended in death for the mother or total mutilation.

So the women who instinctively knew they had a right to decide what was best for their bodies and lives celebrated the arrival of the birth control pill and the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision that women have a right to make their own health decisions, especially abortions. And this all happened right here in Freedom-loving Texas.

Many people, especially women, applauded this decision and today many others feel it is state-sponsored killing. (Interestingly enough state-sponsored killing is literally cheered by us Texans when the issue is putting someone to death as “retribution”.) It is also interesting that, according to popular Texas sentiment, once you are born you are on your own….as witnessed by our decision to cease medical services to families who cannot afford medical services on their own for newly arrived children.

Should the churches unite in leading the way to shut down women’s health freedoms? Do the churches and religions of Texas have a God-given responsibility to keep women in their place? After all, Eve started all of this and Adam was not strong enough to stop her.

My religion says that nobody’s church should tell the members of any other church how to exercise their religion or their life and morals. Clearly managing our own individual lives is a hard enough task without taking on responsibility for managing the life of another. Even Jesus said something about taking the log out of your own eye before you worry about the splinter in mine.

We are increasingly less free in America, to decide these issues for ourselves….and that includes women. But some people are still not satisfied with allowing freedom for others. No wonder these real men who represent us in the Texas Legislature feel morally superior in seeking to protect our women from exercising their freedom.

From the highest spiritual point, we are not here to judge or restrict others according to our understanding of things. If you are in a church that instructs you not to have an abortion, then don’t have one. Period. If you are in a church that sees no problem with abortion or women having freedom to make their own health decisions, then follow the authority of your own conscience.

But don’t play like you have the right to tell me I must live by the rules of your religion.

Now look at those questions in the first paragraph again. These are silly questions because there is no spiritual understanding in them. How could we sophisticated Texans let poorly informed politicians (follow the money) tell church people how to deal with our personal lives? Are these politicians going to tell us how to run our religions? Not in my church, not at this time, not in Texas.

Of course, ten years from now, when the morning after pill is available almost everywhere, people will have a hard time understanding what all the fuss was about in 2013…….assuming the politicians don’t wind up running the churches.

Chuck Robison is the former Adjunct Protestant Chaplain at The Church Center of The United Nations in New York. He and his wife Karen now produce a weekly Internet TV show at their website where they interview students of Consciousness, New Science and Spirituality. Chuck is a graduate of Austin College and Princeton Seminary. Please address comments to him at Photo: David Saenz

John Smotherman and his book: The Consciousness Paradigm

John has spent his whole life seeking answers to his questions about Consciousness. In his first book, The Consciousness Paradigm, John reports on the answers he has found so far. This interview is a revealing look into the man behind the book and also a discussion of the most important findings. John Smotherman is an attorney and in his book he details how, by reading the classics and other instructional materials, he gained a new level of consciousness and a new life. This is a humble man who, by his life and writing has given us a true give for the directing of our lives.