Marshall Vian Summers

Marshall Vian Summers believes that he receives messages from extraterrestials.

He refers to the collection of information he has come up with as ‘Greater Community Spirituality.’ His compilation of extraterrestial messages is available in print as the ‘New Knowledge Library,’ the publishing imprint of ‘The Society for The Greater Community Way of Knowledge.’

His books appeal to certain UFO enthusiasts and New Age types.

Summers wants people to believe he has received…

…a vast body of writings about the nature of human spirituality and humanity’s destiny within a larger panorama of intelligent life in the Universe. These writings, encompassed in the Teaching in The Greater Community Way of Knowledge, contain a theological framework that accounts for life and the presence of God in the “Greater Community,” the vast expanse of space and time that we know to be our Universe.

The cosmology that I have been receiving contains many messages, one of which is that humanity is emerging into a Greater Community of intelligent life and for this we must prepare. Inherent in this message is the understanding that humanity is not alone in the Universe or even alone within our own world. And that within this Greater Community, humanity will have friends, competitors and adversaries.
– Source: A Message from Marshall Vian Summers, The Allies of Humanity

Basic Message

His basic message: Mankind is not alone. We share the universe with good aliens and bad aliens (our terminology, not Summers’). Bad aliens interfere. Good aliens inform.

Bad aliens are visiting us with an eye toward eventually taking over the earth’s resources. They observe how mankind is abusing the planet, and are waiting for an opportune time to “offer their assistance.” By then, mankind has no choice but to accept what amounts to a ‘friendly takeover.’

There are also good aliens who are our allies. They are communicating with Marshall Vian Summers in order to warn us about the intentions of the bad aliens. The intention of the good aliens is to inform, not to interfere. This approach is referred to as ‘ethical Contact.’

Within the growing cosmology that was being revealed to me, was the understanding that, in the history of intelligent life in the Universe, ethically advanced races had an obligation to bequeath their wisdom to young emerging races such as our own, and that this bequest must take place without direct interference or intervening in the affairs of that young race. The intent here is to inform, not to interfere. This “passing down of wisdom” represents a long-existing ethical framework regarding Contact with emerging races and how it should be conducted. The two sets of the Allies of Humanity Briefings are a clear demonstration of this model of non-interference and ethical Contact. This model should be a guiding light and a standard that we should expect other races to hold to in their attempt to contact us or to visit our world. Yet this demonstration of ethical Contact stands in stark contrast to the Intervention that is occurring in the world today.

We do not yet have the species maturity to engage with other races in the Greater Community from a position of unity, strength and discernment. And until we can reach such a position, if ever we can, then no race should attempt to directly intervene in our world. The Allies are providing us much needed wisdom and perspective, yet they are not intervening. They tell us that our fate is and should be in our own hands. Such is the burden of freedom in the Universe.

Regardless of our lack of readiness, however, Intervention is occurring. Humanity must now prepare for this, the most consequential threshold in human history.
– Source: A Message from Marshall Vian Summers

How can humanity prepare?

How can humanity prepare? By buying books written by Marshall Vian Summers.

A reviewer of “The Allies of Humanity: Book One” writes:

As far as I can make out, and this is my opinion, this book is about selling more books, and sucking punters into some kind of loose college of New Age wisdom teachings. It’s not even subtle in that approach… the last 21 pages of the book are devoted to self-promotion. The Allies of Humanity themselves implore us to invest in this mini library of dangerous nonsense. And why not? Because they ‘wrote’ it, apparently. Which is scary in itself, because their style is repetitive, sanctimonious and humourless. If they’re the best intelligent life the universe has to offer, we’re all in big trouble. If I was an alien thinking up a strategy to liberate an endangered, primitive planet, this is not the approach I would take. Not even close.
– Source: Book review, by Andy Lloyd

Selling books also appears to be the purpose behind a Summers website that declares, “There is a New Message from God in the World.”

The New Message from God was delivered over a period of more than 25 years. It was received in a state of revelation by Marshall Vian Summers. Every word of the message was first spoken and recorded, then later transcribed. This has preserved the integrity and purity of the New Message in its original form. What would eventually become entire books were received in days or even hours. For example, the seven chapters of the introduction, There Is a New Message from God in the World, were received in a four-hour period, while the 27 chapters of Greater Community Spirituality: A New Revelation were received in just eleven days. This process of revelation continues.

This is how the New Message from God has come into the world, and its transmission is in keeping with all the great Messages that have ever been sent into the world for the advancement of humanity. God always communicates these great and timely Messages through the Angelic Presence, both to this world and to all worlds within the Universe. This is the nature of Divine transmission. This is how God communicates to individuals and to whole worlds and races.
– Source: How the new message came to be

“The New Message from God is contained within a series of sacred texts and teachings,” Summers writes. “It was revealed over a twenty-five-year period. The revelation continues to this day.”

Note: This is only a partial entry. More information will be added over time.

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