2014 May

Channeling the Spacepeople, or just the Subconscious?

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Richard Miller

In my previous post entitled “How to Talk to Spacepeople”, I discussed the phrase “Adonai vasu baragas,” which, according to Contactee Richard Miller, translates literally as “Farewell, good brothers.”

Miller was known for several radio programs including “Space Tapes”, “Galaxy” and “Solar Cross.”  In these programs, he would channel beings via Tensor Beam, who educated the listeners on ancient history, space brother technology, and what it was like to live on Mars.

Each of these channeling sessions ended with the entity on the other end of the line saying  “Adonai” or “Adonai vasu baragas.”  This phrase took on life beyond Mr. Miller, and soon other contactees were using it as well.  Although I am not certain that he was the first contactee to use this phrase, he is the first that I am aware of.

On first listen, this phrase sounds like meaningless, made up syllables inspired by The Day the Earth Stood Still’s famous line “Klaatu barada nikto”.

However, these words are not meaningless.

Let’s start with “adonai.”  It is the plural form of the Hebrew word “Adon,” which is used to describe, angels, men, or the one true G-d of Israel.  Literally, it translates as “My Lord”, and is derived from the Akkadian word for “Mighty.”  You can read the full etymology here.

“Vasu” is not, as near as I can tell, a Hebraic word.  Rather, it is Hindi. The vasu are the attendant lesser deities to Indra and Vishnu.  The best approximation I can think of in a western culture would be that the vasu are elementals, each individual relating to a particular aspect of nature, such as fire and wind.

Both of these words make sense, in a strange way, as being words from the intergalactic tongue of the Space Brothers.  Perhaps those words came to our languages via the intercession of the Space Brothers in ancient times.

Or, perhaps, they are the result of intense study in spiritual and religious subjects, something that many contactees were well-versed in.  I cannot speak to Miller’s knowledge of such things specifically, as information on him is remarkably sparse.

But what about the last word, “baragas”?  It is very similar to barada, from The Day the Earth Stood Still.  It is also similar to baraka, the Hebrew and Arabic word for blessing, which would fit in with the Hebraic “adonai.”  But there is one more far less exotic possibility for the origin:

That is a map of Baraga, Michigan.  Richard Miller was from Detroit, and would conceivably have been aware of this place.

It’s quite possible that the literal translation of “adonai vasu baragas” is “My Lord, servant of the villages of Baraga township.”

Obviously, I cannot say definitively that this phrase sprang from Miller’s head entirely.  For all I know, he was actually receiving transmissions from another world.  But one thing I’ve come across again and again in my research is that this subject and related subjects (ouija boards, mediumship, spiritualism, etc.) reveal a lot of things about our inner lives in a way that direct examination cannot reveal.

The Contactees were, like most people of the time, afraid of atomic war, uneasy about the changing role of the United States on the world stage, and wary of cultural changes in society.  It stands to reason that, unlike others who just ignored these feelings or sought to calm their nerves with television and movies, they sought to ease their concerns by turning to paranormal means, such as channeling.  And instead of discovering truths outside the planet, the truths originated inside their subconscious minds.


How to Talk to Spacepeople

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Should you ever find yourself confronted with a man or woman from Venus, how would you communicate?  The contactees described any number of methods.  Adamski’s first encounter with Orthon the Venusian involved lots of communicating as one would with any foreign visitor: speaking slowly and loudly while gesticulating wildly.

Conveniently, however, the space brothers and sisters also have telepathic abilities, according to many of the contactees.  Almost every one of them, in fact.  Now that I think about it, I don’t know of any who didn’t report telepathic communication.

In the interviews I conducted for my documentary, a number of contactees described such telepathic encounters to me.  This troubled me deeply…it’s one thing to hear someone speak of flying saucers and their occupants in some sort of abstract way, but voices in the head change the whole ball game.

Consistently, they described it like a voice they heard out loud, and only on realizing that the visitor was either too far away to hear or wasn’t moving their lips did it become clear that actual sound communication wasn’t going on.

Perhaps it was their imagination, or perhaps they are operating under some kind of delusion.  Perhaps it actually happened.  As I’ve said earlier in this blog, I am not concerned with proving or disproving any claims made by the contactees.  That said, I am fairly certain, at least in the cases with which I have firsthand experience, that they were not making it up.  They were telling the truth, at least as they saw it.

And that’s why hearing these stories unsettled me so much.  What an incredible violation of privacy it would be to have someone pulling thoughts out of your head and shoving their own in.  One could even say that it’s incredibly rude on the part of the flying saucer occupants.

Fortunately for the telepathically squeamish like me, the visitors can also apparently speak in English so fine as to put Ronald Colman to shame.  And not only English, but any language known to man: Rhinehold O. Schmidt said that the beings he met spoke perfect German, and Adamski said that though they generally spoke in English, they also flipped into Polish at times, as if to show off.

As if telepathy and a mastery of all human languages wasn’t enough, the visitors spoke a universal tongue that all the planets shared.  A few words trickled down via the contactees now and then.  For example, from Van Tassel’s I Rode a Flying Saucer:

Shan denotes the Earth.
Blaau is the name given to the Fourth Sector of the sector system of Vela, into which our solar system is moving.
Schare (pronounced Share-ee) is the name of a saucer station in space.
Ventlas is what the “saucer beings” call their “saucers”.

– Franklin Thomas, from the foreword of “I Rode a Flying Saucer.”

Another common phrase was “adonai vasu baragas”, which, personally, reminds me of this one.  This phrase was used by many people, including Richard Miller, a man who claimed he was channeling a number of extraterrestrials via “tensorbeam” (as opposed to Van Tassel and his “omnibeam”).  Every one of his sessions ended with “adonai” and occasionally the full “adonai vasu baragas.”

Literally, the phrase means “farewell, good brothers”, which you may recall is also the title of another documentary about the Contactees.

So that’s how one talks to space people.  Whether you’ll get the chance is another issue altogether.