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From Wikipedia, thought you guys might want to know the history on your little religion. I was surprised it's popular enough to warrant a wikipedia article:

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Ashtar is the name of a purported extraterrestrial being, who was first claimed to be channeled by early UFO contactee George Van Tassel, on 18 July 1952.

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Van Tassel

Although the purported method of communication resembled what is commonly referred to as "channeling",[1] Van Tassel claimed to have established a new form of telepathic communication with extraterrestrial intelligences[2] utilizing a method which included both natural human abilities and the use of an allegedly advanced form of alien technology, rather than the more traditionally "religious" non-technological spiritual medium based approach taken by many other early channelers of the era. Van Tassel maintained that the method he utilized was not a "paranormal" or "metaphysical" activity, but rather an example of the application of an allegedly advanced extraterrestrial science, that anyone could implement with the proper training.[1]

Residing near a large boulder, situated in the desert of southern California called Giant Rock, in a UFO focused community he founded in 1947, the earliest messages Van Tassel claimed to have received from Ashtar were first presented to the public at an annual event called the Giant Rock Spacecraft Convention, which he himself organized. Van Tassel's early purported messages from Ashtar contained a great deal of apocalyptic material, which focused on concerns regarding the development of the soon to be tested hydrogen bomb.[3] Van Tassel also claimed that Ashtar had provided specific messages that he was expected to pass on to the U.S. federal government regarding the potential negative impacts of the proposed upcoming bomb tests.[4]

Ashtar Command

As the weekly channeling sessions at Giant Rock continued through the early 1950s, the Ashtar messages became much more elaborate and began to provide details of the purported existence of an extraterrestrial "government", which claimed to closely monitor activities on earth and offered material and spiritual support to its citizens. This concept of an "Ashtar Command" was appropriated for use by a number of prominent early channelers, both inside and outside the Giant Rock community, and was soon being utilized by several in the context of their own personal claimed messages from Ashtar, along with the use of the figure of Ashtar himself, originally developed by Van Tassel.[5]

By 1955, a few well known channelers of the era, including Elouise Moeller, had incorporated the concept of an Ashtar Command and related ideas, as key components of their own developing systems. Several channelers, including Van Tassel himself, began publishing accounts which described predictions of the imminent arrival of an Ashtar-led UFO armada on earth, in order to guide and protect mankind. The public failure of these predictions had an enormous negative effect on the expansion of the Ashtar Command 'movement'. Without Van Tassel's role as a single authority constituting the sole source of messages from Ashtar, the movement became less cohesive and began to splinter from internal pressures. Several dozen channelers were simultaneously claiming to be obtaining, in some cases, competing authoritative messages directly from Ashtar. The overall movement began to wane in relative popularity because of infighting.[6]

Tuella

After decreasing in popularity within the New Age community for a period of roughly twenty years, the concept of an Ashtar Command was revitalized by a channeler named Thelma B. Terrill, (best known as "Tuella") who channeled messages and wrote a series of books on the subject in the 1970s and 1980s.[7] Her work shifted the focus from Van Tassel's extraterrestrial technological model, to a more 'spiritualized' approach. Tuella's version of the Ashtar narrative tended to play down the necessity of the direct involvement of UFOs in human affairs, with the shift of importance being laid onto purely interior spiritual development as a means of reaching "higher dimensions" and receiving the assistance of Ashtar Command. Despite Tuella's influences, several channelers maintained a separate more UFO-based cosmology, which insisted on the importance of messages from Ashtar containing predictions of the imminent destruction of earth, and the need for a literal physical evacuation of the planet, with the assistance of the spacecraft of Ashtar Command. By the 1990s the movement began to splinter into factions once again.[8]

Yvonne Cole

One individual, named Yvonne Cole, who claimed to be channeling Ashtar messages from 1986, predicted the destruction of all earth civilizations and the arrival on the planet of various alien cultures in 1994. Cole claimed that governments were working with extraterrestrials to prepare for contact.[9][10] These prophecies furthered the continued fracturing and disappointment within the movement when they failed to occur.[11]

Developments after the mid-1990s

Despite these failures, by the mid-1990s, and continuing to present,[2] several of these channeling groups began to utilize the Internet in order to promulgate their beliefs and to attempt to encourage a movement toward unifying the movement and establishing a single 'authoritative' source for all Ashtar messages. Individual channelers espousing messages which differed and continued to focus on themes such as the destruction of earth, were declared invalid. It was claimed that channelers who had avowed such messages in the past and continued to do so, had in fact been deceived by spiritual forces who opposed Ashtar's benevolent intentions. Most significantly of all, the new more unified movement declared that in future no new channeled messages from Ashtar would be accepted as valid unless they complied with criteria established by the recently formed and authoritative core group. The criteria consisted of a set of twelve "guidelines", which it was claimed established a baseline of 'orthodoxy' for the movement. After the alleged radio broadcast from Vrillon in 1977, they also began using the term Ashtar Galactic Command as opposed to simply Ashtar Command (see Southern Television broadcast interruption hoax for more details). Ashtar came to be depicted as commanding a fleet of dozens to hundreds of flying saucers continually monitoring Earth, and the being Vrillon came to be depicted as Ashtar's communications director. [12]

 

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Its pointless, Kelly-Ann.  Most of these people don't understand that if somebody disagrees with their beliefs they must be lowering the vibration or bringing negative energy to this site.  And the call themselves awakened, how ironic.

Be careful of using truth as a weapon to destroy others whom are having a different version of your own truths

aye, perfectly said.

Wow, how much time did you waste on this post?

No intelligent retort? you make me sad :(

I was enjoying typing that I lost count.

well i find it very sad that we ashtar fans have to put up with wasting time trying to wake up those who clearly wish to sleep forever

wish the shoe was on the other foot so you could understand that this is not about proving anything to anyone you either know as i do from experience or you do not ,there are many on this site who just wish to battle with us like we are the enemy or something ,totally a waste of time

the best thing any one can do is any act of kindness

not piss about all over others

You think it is a waste of time to wake up others? SERIOUSLY, that is your mission here, to help others awakening. THAT IS WHAT IS SAID IN EVERY CHANNELING.  To help those who do not understand what is happening to understand.

But that is a waste of time to you.

We post a comparison between Skyrim and  Oblivion listing how they're similar and different and why we decided to like one better than the other. attack us for being Skyrim haters and nothing but little internet trolls.

- People has different taste thus everyone has their own personal rating on everything. The thing is, you are on a Skyrim website, which mean by default it should have an upperhand. Which means members on the site loves and worship Skyrim a lot, so Is naturally biased on it. You know what people do when they are biased on something, they defend it hard. Let's just say that everyone has their own Truth, and if you mock it, then expect yours to be mocked too.


supposed to be about love and openness and all that and then when I post my own views I get BASHED for no reason other than the fact that I didn't use the same words that someone else on the site used.

- weren't you also mocking them for their belief you proclaim to be lacking logic? Obviously their answers are biased - which is procontent,  So how are you any different from them? You cry because they bashed your views, but as retaliation you mock theirs for lacking a logical explanation that you so crave. But to claim that the attacks are one-sided, everyone can see that's pure hypocrisy.

Also if you're expecting to be given a logical reasoning on a website where the core belief heavily relies on Faith and any other unseen forces that can't be just explained by simple logical explanation (that you can understand), I tell you, you will be greatly disappointed (like you are right now).

A great advice, if you want an answer, please do your own research. It's noones responsibility to answer your life questions,but solely yours. Nobody can tell you which is better and which is right for you, only you can discover it. And experience tells you that majority of opinions here will just gravely disappoints you.

And Ashtar Command is not a religion. It is just any other new age/alternative website on the internet. Oh maybe you also call Starseeds.net as a cult or religion? Well that's your view. But I'm sure most of the members on this website doesn't take it so. So saying that Ashtar Command is a religion is ONLY but your own made-up FACT.

reiz said@Merlin62 Just because you're physically older doesn't make you any wiser

No reiz, but his wisdom and the manner in which he conducts himself does.

So the past teaches us that predictions tend to fail. :/

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

No, lots of predictions come true, too.

LOL.  Just not the ones on the specific dates and timelines in our 3D world (from all these channelings)  It hasn't happened one single time.  And people please, don't tell me that dates don't matter.  They absolutely DO matter or they would not be in the posting.

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