It’s 1972. You’ve been on a spiritual quest for some time, studying many traditions with different teachers. Today you’re working with an instructor who has been teaching you about alchemy. You’re sitting across from your teacher with your eyes open doing a meditation.
All of a sudden, your teacher disappears before your eyes and you see in his place an odd-looking man. He’s about five foot three and wearing simple clothing in an ancient Egyptian style. The man has gentle eyes and appears to be in his seventies.
This strange man communicates to you. He says that there are three missing atoms in the universe and he wants YOU to find them. Then he demonstrates in a mysterious vision exactly what he means. And then he disappears. Your alchemy teacher is sitting in front of you as if nothing happened. Your teacher didn’t see this strange Egyptian man or know that anything unusual was going on during the meditation.
Twelve years later this being reappears in your life. And now you discover that this is Thoth, a man who is thousands of years old. He tells you he was once a king in Atlantis and is a very advanced soul who had reached “ascension.” But instead of ascending to another reality, he and a small group of others like him decided to stay behind and to remain on Earth until humanity reached a certain level of consciousness. In ancient Egypt he was known as the god Thoth, who taught humanity many important things, including the art of writing.
You continue to have interactions with Thoth until 1991, when Thoth says humanity finally reached that desired level of consciousness. After that, Thoth disappears, supposedly ascending to a higher dimension.
If you are Drunvalo Melchizedek, this is your life.
Drunvalo (born Bernard Perona) is a metaphysical teacher best known for his Flower of Life workshops. These workshops employ a system of meditation and imagery that supposedly activates a sacred geometrical form called the “merkaba” around the aura of the body. This merkaba field is said to do a lot of wonderful things – enabling you to travel comfortably between dimensions, regenerate health, and more.
And Drunvalo says this merkaba meditation was taught to him by an advanced being named Thoth, the same being he met through the circumstances described above.
The description of how Drunvalo first became involved with Thoth was provided by one of Drunvalo’s students, a man name Bob Frissell. Frissell is a rebirther, a Flower of Life teacher, and an author. Find out more about Frissell here: BobFrissell.com.
Drunvalo has released books and DVD’s, and his latest book was published in January 2008. It’s called Serpent of Light: Beyond 2012.It describes various mysterious healings Drunvalo has done with indigenous elders from around world, many of them designed to awaken the Earth’s “kundalini.”
If we go back into Drunvalo’s history a little, long before he encountered Thoth, he had befriended other mysterious, otherworldly beings.
For a while Drunvalo and his then wife were seriously studying Hinduism. Shortly thereafter the following happened:(from his bio here: Drunvalo’s Bio)
Then, one day, after practicing meditation for about four or five months, two tall angels about ten feet high appeared in our room! They were right there. One was green and one was purple. We could see through their transparent bodies, but they were definitely there. We did not expect this appearance to take place. . . From that moment on, my life was never the same. It wasn’t even close.
The first words the angels said were, “We are you.” I had no idea what they meant. I said, “You’re me?” Then, slowly they began to teach me various things about myself and the world, and about the nature of consciousness … until finally my heart just completely opened to them. I could feel tremendous love from them which totally changed my life.
These angels seemed to be rather bossy.
Over a period of many years, they led me to about seventy different teachers. They would actually tell me the address and the phone number of the teacher I was to go see. They would tell me either to call first or just show up at his or her house. So I would do this — and it would always be the right person! Then I would be instructed to stay with that person for a certain length of time.
Drunvalo seems to have been very good at taking orders from these beings. No wonder they kept him so busy with various projects. He never objected to being bossed around.
Now, I personally have little experience with Drunvalo’s work except I briefly viewed one of his Flower of Life videos back in the 90’s, plus I’ve read a couple of Bob Frissell’s books which describe a lot of Drunvalo (and Thoth’s) teachings. The video seemed to show a sincere man, Drunvalo, who was doing his best to describe what he obviously felt was a very important metaphysical concept – teaching people how to activate their own merkaba field. I didn’t really resonate with it, and I soon returned the video to the friend who had loaned it to me.
The Bob Frissell books offer a pretty standard New Age hodge podge of discussions of ancient Atlantis, coming Earth changes, and the transition of humanity into a higher level of consciousness. You find that in a lot of New Age literature.
But the stuff I find the most interesting in Frissell’s writing are his explanations of just what is going on with Drunvalo.
From You Are a Spiritual Being Having a Human Experience:
Drunvalo’s second name is the name for a special class of beings who have attained the ability to move freely throughout the 144 different worlds or dimensions of reality that make up our “octave” – our region of the universe.
He goes on to say that when a person becomes a Melchizedek, they’re faced with a choice. Either they can leave this part of the universe and enter into a thirteenth dimension where everything is very different, or they can remain in this “octave” and serve as a troubleshooter or helper. Drunvalo supposedly made the decision to stick around and be a troubleshooter for humanity.
In order to fulfill his mission it was necessary for Drunvalo to take the form of an ordinary mature human being and to live his life among us without the appearance of being a magical or supernatural entity. It was necessary that he really be an ordinary person in order to communicate most successfully with as many of us as possible. . . As a matter of fact, he actually is an ordinary human being at the same time that he is a Melchizedek.
How can this be so?
This is because Drunvalo is what we call a “walk-in.” A walk-in is a being from a higher dimensional reality who has made a benevolent arrangement with an ordinary human being so that he can occupy a human body and personality in order to fulfill his task. Drunvalo “walked in” April of 1972. The person whose body he now occupies agreed to pass on, in exchange for which his spiritual evolution was sped up and enhanced.
Invasion of the Custodial body snatchers, anyone?
The “walk-in” concept was very popular in the 80’s, but you don’t hear quite as many New Agers talking about it now. The whole idea is a pretty nasty one. The idea that a human would knowingly give up a body and allow another entity to take it over, allegedly for spiritual reasons, sounds like a load of bunk.
And many of these self-proclaimed walk-ins become teachers with a decent-sized following, who become enamored with the “higher energies” and “advanced spiritual nature” of the walk-in.
Why would an advanced being hijack another person’s body? Doesn’t sound very “advanced” to me. This isn’t even a case of “channeling,” where an entity plugs into a person’s voice and speaks through them. A walk-in involves a total personality erasure and a complete body hijacking.
So with Drunvalo Melchizedek we have a few classic Custodial scenarios playing out.
First, there is a mysterious transition from a man formerly known as Bernard Perona to a new persona that is supposed to be in touch with ascended masters and advanced metaphysical teachings.
Second, we have a history of this person getting the bulk of his guidance from three mysterious characters – the “green” and the “purple” angels who appeared to him after he began practicing a Hindu form of meditation, and an immortal, ancient “ascended” master who has hung around since ancient times and is known as Thoth teaching him, too.
This Thoth character does indeed go back a long way. If you return to the ancient Sumerian texts, many scholars believe his equivalent in the Sumerian pantheon of gods was a being known as Ningishzidda. In ancient Greece, this same being was called Hermes. In Roman times, he was Mercury.
This guy sure got around.
The story of Drunvalo and his Flower of Life movement is fascinating because it’s one of the few situations where we have a metaphysical teacher who claims to have been in close, physical contact with an actual Custodian from ancient times, and he derived a large portion of his teachings from this very same being over the course of almost 7 years.
When you look closely at the Flower of Life material, the main theme of it is that humanity supposedly needs to learn how to erect a merkaba field around the body so that we can ascend to another dimension.
The need for ascension is all tied up in beliefs that the earth (and/or humanity) are ascending in consciousness from a third dimensional state of awareness to a fourth dimensional one.
And apparently, according to Drunvalo (and Thoth) humans need to create this energy vehicle which will allow them to make this transition peacefully.
Like many New Age traditions, the Flower of Life/merkaba teachings are bound up in escapism. It’s not really that different from belief systems that tell adherents to prepare for the spaceships to come and rescue them, or even the traditional belief that a few divinely chosen “elect” will be taken from the Earth during a coming Apocalyptic time of Tribulation.
Why are we always so willing to run off with the Custodians and their ships or their light vehicles?
And shouldn’t we question teachings that arise from someone whose body has been hijacked by an outside entity and forced to become a “walk-in?”
If an advanced being really wanted to come down and teach humanity some cool stuff, he wouldn’t need a body to do so. He could hang out in the etheric and inspire people to create wonderful things like an angel or a muse. Or he could probably put in some dramatic appearances in “3-D” as advanced beings like Jesus and Mother Mary may have done.
Somehow, I don’t see Jesus coming down and saying, “Guess what, bub, I’m going to need your body for a while so I can talk to some people.”
“Uh, okay – for how long?”
“Well, bub, do you want the bad news or the good news first?”
“I’ll take the good news.”
“The good news is that when I take your body I’m going to use it to help a great many people, and this will really benefit humanity.”
“Okay. What’s the bad news.”
“The bad news is that you’re outta here, bub. Sorry! Have a nice afterlife!”