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For August of 2016

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50 YEARS AND COUNTING




“That's incredible. Imagine seven billion people all wanting to live together. Yeah, the Earth must be the friendliest place in the galaxy.”

In paraphrasing with some poetic license from the movie “Crocodile Dundee”, I am reminded of a time many years ago I spent as a travel agent, a vanishing species now in the age of the internet and how I could send people around the world with only a few key strokes. Should some fictional intergalactic travel agent book a trip for someone to come to any of the major cities of this planet without knowing much about it ahead of time, they might have similar sentiments until reality would reveal the truth of the matter. That said, it isn’t really much more complicated than the fact that most people really do want to share this beautiful world with the other inhabitants privileged to be alive in this time and place. While differences only denote learning opportunities, it’s those differences my clients were looking to explore when they booked a trip though our agency and it’s those same differences we explore as we may incarnate as a different sex, a different race, a different social standing or different nationality with each new birth. It’s hard to imagine anyone not wanting to stretch their boundaries and embrace the richness travel brings to one’s perspective as we return each life to experience that same richness again and again.

The next step in stretching those boundaries even further is by including possibilities in the very stars themselves but, by not able to travel there, we have to rely on the mind to provide the only vehicle we’ll need. For most, “Star Trek” gave a mental picture of the concept of traveling through space to meet races other than those from Earth. For others, the concept of space travel to meet other races could be found in a myriad of movies and television shows but all could give a small nod of the head to what the crew of the Enterprise started. As “Star Trek” prepares to celebrate fifty years since coming on air next month, The Hades Base News would like to take this time to thank all those who have helped make the show a reality and have done so much to expand the horizons of our imagination. It was the perfect show for its time and still is thanks to the new reboot. More than ever is needed the cohesion displayed between different races and species working together to seek out new life and new understanding. That’s on an entertainment level, now comes the part where the expansion includes both the social issues it addressed and the consciousness increased as a result of seeing space as attainable and races other than ours as possible.

I watched the original episodes of the show while attending elementary school and would join my friends in taking on the role of the crew of the Enterprise. I would always play Mr. Spock due to my relating to the character more so than any of the others and we would explore space while sitting in the bleachers of the school baseball diamond. Away trips to other planets only took up as much time as lunch allowed and we always won every space battle if negotiations failed which always seemed to happen. Still, it opened my mind to what it would be like to actually be on these adventures and cause me to wonder about being a race other than human. It also illustrated how discrimination was indefensible as was the war the United States which had been escalating at the time. People of all races and colors were working together for a common cause and I had hope this was the future that was destined to be mine. Well that did turn out to be the case but not in any way I would have expected as I lived through real life episodes of “Star Trek” during  each of the channeling sessions with those on the base. 

It’s thanks to the mind expanding efforts of Mr. Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry that have I and other light workers can help take that expansion to the next step and add to the planetary consciousness some fact to the fiction. While Captain Kirk and crew worked from a sound stage of technicians, lighting personnel and a whole host of people making each episode come off without a hitch, real beings from a number of races and dimensions populate not just Hades Base but many more bases and worlds throughout our galaxy, all established and stationed by the dedicated men and women of Ashtar Command for the express purpose of bringing those who wish to do so up from the third dimension to the next evolutionary level of growth. One could say it was only a matter of timing that it took fifty years and multiple generations to come around to where the concept of an interstellar community working towards peaceful coexistence could actually be possible. Thanks to the efforts of those on Hades Base and the crew of the U.S.S Enterprise, the best examples possible have been given of what can happen when everyone works together for the common good of all.

Live long and prosper,

Russ and Karra