Wednesday, August 20, 2008
CHANNELING - Kevin Ryerson/Ahtun-Re
According to Ryerson's website:
Kevin Ryerson is an acclaimed author, award winning consultant, expert intuitive, futurist and trance channel in the tradition of Edgar Cayce and Jane Roberts. He has been lecturing and teaching in the field or (sic) parapsychology and spirituality for over 30 years.
He is closely associated with Shirley MacLaine and consulted for her miniseries "Out on a Limb". He has also
served on the faculty at the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Omega Institute, Findhorn Foundation, Interface, Lily Dale Assembly, Philosophical Research Society, Learning Annex, and the Whole Life Expos.
He conducts a consulting practice which seems to consist of "Tele-Readings"--delivering channeled messages over the phone.
The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center calls him "world renowned" and defines Ahtun-Re as an Egyptian priest. They also claim that he channels John the Divine an Essene priest. Ryerson presented, together with Essene Rebbe Gabriel Cousens, M.D., a "4-day in-depth exploration of the Way of the Essenes". According to the website this was a:
mystical journey of awakening that opens the door to the Heart of God. Kevin Ryerson, who began channeling about the Essenes in the 1970s, will channel each day on Essene-Kabbalah topics with Gabriel and then address individual questions from participants. Connect with the core Truths of the ancient Essene-Kabbalistic spiritual path from individual practices to full awakening.
The website describes his co-presenter:
Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD(H), Dip. Ayurveda, Founder/Director of the Tree of Life, is an internationally celebrated spiritual teacher with devoted students world-wide including the US and Israel. A student of Ecstatic Kabbalah since 1975, Gabriel has received rabbinical initiation by Rabbi Gerson Winkler. Gabriel has been recognized by the Indian Saint and Liberated Being, Swami Prakashananda, as “a Yogi of real spiritual attainment who has realized the innate perfection.” Gabriel delights in sharing the archetypical Essene Way as an authentic vehicle for Enlightenment, and yet his teachings go beyond the limits of any paradigm.
The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center website describes the center's purpose and those who make it happen. They have adopted the "Culture of Life/Culture of Death" phrasing. The center tells us:
It is time to choose between the Culture of Life and Liberation and the "Culture of Death" Civilization is living within a startline high level of unconsciousnessness and chaos which manifests as spiritual confusion....
The Tree of Life Human School of Living Arts students are bringing about an awakened normality to bring light and love and consciousness to the situation.
Among the courses of study being offered is one called the "Essene Priesthood program." Programs include training in food preparation and farming.
Nestled there in the same paragraph is a reference to "awakening of human consciousness", "spiritual awakening". These phrases would seem to mean channeling, given Ryerson's inclusion in the list of faculty. The website reviews Ryerson's credentials:
Ryerson studied the historical Essene Way of Life as lived at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Foundation. As an original board member he has worked with Gabriel for many years, researching and teaching the Essene Way of Life.
Ryerson is an Essene Priest Elder and Teacher with Gabriel Cousens on the Essene Way Workshops led in the United States, Egypt, and Israel.
Gabriel Cousens, M.D., the founder of the center, is listed as a Senior Essene Teacher, pastoral Rebbe, and Knight of the Order of the Knights Hospitaler. He is the author of AWAKENING OF KUNDALINI, among other books. He "serves as a spiritual teacher of the living Jewish way, including teaching and guiding the whole cycle of Jewish holidays at the Tree of Life". He is director of the Essene Order of Light whose purpose is to "train and certify Essene Priests and Priestesses for the healing of self and the planet. The way of life of the Essenes reflects a meeting place of the Jewish and early Christian traditions."
We are also told:
He has been leading peace meditations around the world since 1985. He established the Peace 21 meditation where people meditate for peace four times per year on each equinox and solstice. In 1996, he established this quarterly Peace 21 meditation at the United Nations in New York City. This is all part of an overall process to create peace and healing of the planet on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. In 2003, he initiated the worldwide 'Peace Everyday Initiative" to encourage all traditions to work together for peace. This peace initiative has the endorsement of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the grandfather of the Jewish Renewal Movement; Reverend Michael Beckwish; and Ahmed Costas, Head of the Islamic Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco. The Dalai Lama and many others have given their blessings to the project.
A bit further along in the website we are told about "Gabriel's deep personal experience in the Jewish, Essene, Kabbalistic, Native American, and Yogic traditions."
Another instructor with the same last name as Gabriel Cousens teaches hatha yoga at the center.
The 2008 IISIS Conference will feature the reincarnation of John Adams, Hans Christian Anderson, Anne Frank, Paul Gauguin, Edvard Grieg, Laurel & Hardy, Michaelangelo, Nostradamus, Nicholas Roerich, and King Devanamplya. Kevin Ryerson will be a special guest at the conference.
Another webpage describing the IISIS Conference provides the following passages:
Another set of reincarnation cases featured in my books have been solved through Kevin Ryerson, the trance medium who has worked with Shirley MacLaine for over twenty years and who is featured in three of her books, including Out on a Limb. Kevin channels a spirit guide named Ahtun Re, who has demonstrated the ability to make accurate past life matches. Cases solved through Ahtun Re, which demonstrate this ability, include those of Ralph Nader, Carl Sagan and Neale Donald Walsch. These cases are found in my books and can also be reviewed at my web site: www.johnadams.net
The case of Neale Donald Walsch, the author of the Conversations with God book series, provides an especially dramatic example of Ahtun Re’s ability to make past life matches, as it involves a very obscure past life for Mr. Walsch. Ahtun Re identified Neale as a little known minister in Revolutionary Boston, Reverend William Walter, who is not found in any history books. We located information and a portrait of Reverend Walter through historical and genealogical societies. Personality traits, talents and facial features match and Mr. Walsch agreed to be featured as a reincarnation case in my books. I have now worked with Kevin for over seven years and have had over 100 sessions with him. It is my extensive experience with Kevin and his spirit guide, Ahtun Re, which gives me confidence that reincarnation information provided by Ahtun Re is accurate. I utilize Ahtun Re to assess independently researched reincarnation cases and to derive new reincarnation cases.
Ahtun-Re is a busy spook. He has also been working with Dr. Adrian Finkelstein on a little project of his--the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. He tells us about it here. This one, unlike all the others, is said to be the real reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe in the person of Sherrie Lea Laird.
From his bio, Finkelstein looks legitimate. He graduated M.D. from Hadassah Medical Schol, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry, and has been on the Medical Teaching Staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, among other things. Yet he believes he has discovered the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. Very strange.
In a weblog Brian Stalin (well as near as I can tell it was him) claims to have worked with Ryerson/Ahtun-Re as well; and Ahtun-Re has enabled him to find the reincarnation of Rabelais:
In studying Rabelais, I had the spontaneous intuitive hit that Rabelais has reincarnated in contemporary times as another physician and author, who also writes futuristic fiction. My hypothesis that Rabelais has reincarnated as Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, was subsequently confirmed by Ahtun Re.
There is a sort of catch, however. Adrian Finkelstein claims that Brianstalin "constantly mislead(s)" and presents "mostly inaccurate Akashic Records "confirmations".
As they say, you can't make this stuff up!