On Saturday June 20th, Ula dropped me off at Toronto Pearson International Airport, in time for my flight to Denver Colorado. I was to spend the next 7 days with 36 people, being trained to become an “Ambassador to the Universe”.
Our trainer was Dr. Steven Greer, M.D. His bio is vast, and includes:
- Former chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Caldwell memorial Hospital
- Created The Disclosure Project, The Orion Project, and CSETI
- Coined the term “Close Encounter of the 5th Kind” (CE-5), which is human-initiated contact. This would be the core of the training.
- Author of several books on UFOs & consciousness
- He has briefed several Presidents, Heads of State, Directors of the CIA, and high ranking military officials on the topic of UFOs and Extra-Terrestrial Intelligences.
- He is probably the most important member of the UFO/consciousness community.
So, I walked up to the security desk and hand the guard my passport.
He scans it into the computer, and asks: “You have a job?”
Me: “Computer programmer.”
Guard: “Reason for your travel?”
I replied: “I’m going on a retreat”
The guard looked unimpressed, and said: “Gimme more. I need more than that”.
So I elaborated: “I’m going on a meditation & consciousness retreat in Crestone, a few hours from Denver”.
He asks: “Did you pay for this retreat?”
“Yes”, I say.
He asks: “Is this being done through a group?”
“Which group is that?”
I somewhat hesitantly reply “CSETI”
“What does that stand for?”
Uh oh. Here goes nothing: “Centre for the Study of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence”
Guard: “That some kind of cult?”
[gulp] “No, Sir”
Guard: “They actually believe all that crap?”
Me: “Yes, Sir, we do.”
Guard: “Alright, I was just trying to size you up. Have a good trip.”
And I was finally on my way.
I took a taxi downtown to the Crowne Plaze hotel, where a fellow training attendee had pre-booked a hotel for several of us for the night. Later that night, a few of us met up in the lounge for a quick pint & chat (my pint was non-alcoholic because i can’t drink). It was *amazing*.
Here we were, 4 guys who had never met, and it felt as if we’d known each other for ages. There was me, a Canadian internet programmer; MatMan, an American mechanical equipment sales person who spent the last 20 years of his life living in an apartment furnished only with a meditation mat; Theobat, a British theology student, former acrobat, and father of two; and Kiwimation, a New Zealander who does animation for Hollywood movies. I’m using aliases because we signed Non-Disclosure Agreements about using people’s real names. Suffice it to say that the crew was geographically diverse, but as we’d soon discover, mentally & spiritually unified.
I did expect to meet cool people at this thing, but I didn’t expect the amount of knowledge overlap to be SO extreme. I knew we’d all be interested in UFOs. I *didn’t* know we would all also be interested in:
- Remote Viewing
- Free Energy / Zero-Point Energy / The Orion Project
- Meditation / Astral Travel
- Goverment cover-ups
- Pharmaceuticals vs. Natural Medicine
and much, much more.
On the surface, these things don’t appear to be connected… but they must be, by virtue of the fact that people with an interest in one, also cultivate interests in the others.
Aaaanyway, we talked until late, even though we had to get up early the next morning, for our car ride to Crestone. We all woke up on time, had breakfast, and headed to the airport to pick up our last “Car Team” member, CapeGuy, a South African (Capetown) PHP programmer with a degree in physics. His 30 hour flight arrived on time, and we were off.
The 4.5 hour drive was gorgeous – mountains, valleys, rivers, plains. Pure awesome. Thanks to its thin trees, Colorado has avoided most clear cutting, leaving vast beautiful, pristine, dense forests. We stopped for a quick pee, and to take the photo accompanying this post
By the time we arrived at our destination, we were almost late for the first session, so we quickly checked in at the White Eagle Village Hotel. We were greeted by a very happy & calm looking lady named Leila. She asked: “You’re with the CSETI group?”. We nodded, and she immediately said “I’ve been abducted by aliens a few times”. Our eyes opened wide. We’d been at our destination less than a minute, and already interesting people were coming out of the woodwork. Someone asked her what her experience was like, and she said she’d rather not think about it. Eeek. We checked in, hopped back in the car, and raced off to The Townhouse to meet the rest of the crew.