These holidays are a great opportunity not only to revel in the miracles of the season, but to reflect on a series of world-changing miracles experienced a few years ago, including a phone call from a celebrated musician… 75 years after his death!
The 1990s brought a flurry of phone calls from the worlds of spirit—specifically, from the paradise world where most of us will awaken after we die. Its inhabitants call the place Eden, or Marduk. Here on Earth, it’s called Heaven by Christians and Jews, Jannah by Muslims, and Pitraloka (ancestral world) by Hindus. We all have memories of Eden, but most of them are buried like forgotten dreams in our subconscious minds. People in Eden, likewise, harbor vague, often hidden memories of their lives on Earth.
There are people on both sides of the veil today who have chosen to keep the dream alive by building communication bridges between Earth and Eden. Here on Earth, some people do it by praying, others by meditating, and others by psychic channeling, or mediumship. My own favorite techniques are prayer, meditation, and what we call ITC, or instrumental transcommunication—the use of modern technologies and electromagnetic energies to bring information directly into our world from finer spiritual minds, in the form of voices, images, and text. For example, in ITC spirits call us on the phone or plant files on our computer hard drives.
Sounds exciting, right? Well, it is! Sad thing is, while ITC contacts happened quite a lot in the 1990s, they hardly happen at all today. What I want to share in this blog entry and some future ones is a taste of the miracles that some of my colleagues and I experienced in the 90s. (I’ve written elsewhere in many places, especially my book “Miracles in the Storm,” about why the contacts broke down, so I won’t dwell on that here.)
My Spirit Phone Calls
Konstantin Raudive, a Latvian psychologist and professor at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, became one of the best-known pioneers in technical spirit communication before his death in 1974. So it’s not surprising that he would resume the work after his death, becoming a most prolilfic communicator from the other side, as advancing earthside technologies allowed a rapid evolution from tiny voices on tape recorders to actual phone conversations and in-depth computer contacts (detailed pictures of Eden and letters several pages long describing that world and its inhabitants). Konstantin began to contact several of my colleagues and myself in the 1990s, mostly by phone. I was lucky enough to receive the first phone call among my colleagues here in the states, but I wasn’t set up to record that call. It came as a surprise, to say the least! Basically he told me (on January 7, 1994):
This is Konstantin Raudive. We have succeeded in establishing a bridge to the States. You are the first to be contacted by this means. This is the first contact you get from us. This is Konstantin Raudive.
There was no opportunity for me to reply. I was stunned speechless anyway.
George Meek’s Spirit Phone Call
A week later, my good friend and ITC mentor George Meek in North Carolina received the second USA phone call from Konstantin Raudive and his spirit team. Technically it was George’s secretary Sandy who got the second phone call early one morning while George was at the local post office… and she told Konstantin he’d be back shortly. So when George got home and received his call from Timestream later that morning (the “third” USA phone call), he was ready with a tape recorder. You can follow the transcript below while you…
…listen to the phone conversation between George Meek and spirit colleague Konstantin Raudive:
Earthside: Good morning, this is George Meek.
Spiritside: This is Konstantin Raudive. George, my friend, at last we succeeded in contacting you. Jeannette is beside me, and she wants to give you all her love. This is Konstantin Raudive. This is the first contact you get from us. I suppose that you can hear me.
Earthside: I can hear you very well. Very plainly.
Spiritside: Fine, so this is the beginning of a new story, a new chapter, George. You are a very good friend of ours, even if we haven’t met. We will continue this. This is the first bridge we succeeded to build to the States. Mark was contacted, and I must interrupt now.
Earthside: Uh, thank you, dear friend. You may not be able to hear me, but I want to take this occasion to say . . .
beep – beep – beep (broken connection, end of contact)
George and I were both excited by the landmark development of an ITC bridge to the States. George especially had high hopes that now he’d begin to receive ITC contacts on a regular basis, including phone calls from his late wife Jeannette, who’d died in the spring of 1991.
That was not to be, however. The spirit group told us we’d first have to establish a stronger psychic or mediumistic bridge. We were learning that ITC contacts are based upon psychospiritual forces or energies. George and I had a mutual friend named Jean Peterson, a gifted psychic here in Colorado who was channeling messages from our spirit group. Also, George’s housekeeper Loree was psychically gifted. So hopefully the contact field would begin to germinate from there.
One February morning, Konstantin called George Meek to tell him that ITC contacts would be postponed until a good mediumistic bridge had been established. George wasn’t set up to record the call, so he didn’t fully understand the message. He thought they were saying an ITC bridge would soon open up for him. The spirit group called me the following week to clear things up. To make sure the message got recorded, they left it on my telephone answering device while I was out of the house.
Listen to that message left on my telephone answering device:
This is Konstantin Raudive speaking. We just tried to contact George Meek. We succeeded, but he didn’t get what we wanted to tol— tell him. We were talking to him that we tried to make mediumistic contact through Jean Peterson, and he wanted to register by other means, electric means. Eh, there will be no telephone contacts, rather, to your ITC group, Colleague Mark, until you will have strengthened the bridge—the mediumistic bridge to our Timestream group. This is Konstantin Raudive speaking.
I think that life on Earth is somewhat notorious throughout the larger cosmos for bad communication. When messages are processed through the five senses and the physical mind of the brain, all sorts of distortions take place, resulting in a strange, often comical enmeshment of truth, belief, and misconception.
Sarah Estep’s Spirit Phone Call
Well, as the bridge to the States started to develop, our spirit friends’ sense of humor began to show itself. Sarah Estep was the president and founder of AAEVP (American Association – Electronic Voice Phenomena), and when Konstantin Raudive called her within days of calling George and me, she said in her characteristically joyful, friendly voice, “Dr Raudive, how are you?!”
Listen to Konstantin’s humorous reply:
Spiritside: I’m as fine as a “dead one” can be. Dear Sarah, thank you very much for everything you did for the propagation of the voices. We tried and succeeded in building this bridge to the States. You are one of the first who are contacted by this means. Thank you very much for all the work you did. We are very proud and honored that we could contact you. I must interrupt now. This was the first contact. This is Konstantin Raudive speaking.
Earthside: Thank you so much!
A Most Miraculous Contact in Europe
Well, the most spectacular contacts by far were already underway in Europe. Shortly after Jeannette Meek died, a Luxembourg colleague of mine named Maggy received a series of communications from spirit group Timestream telling how Jeannette was getting settled into her new paradise existence. On one occasion they told Maggy that Jeannette had befriended the famous Ragtime composer, Scott Joplin.
Still, it was a real surprise when Scott phoned Maggy on August 11, 1992. Maggy had friends visiting in her Luxembourg lab that day, fascinated by the radio equipment under development and asking lots of questions. One of those friends was Hilde Schwickerath of Saarbruecken, Germany, whose husband Otto had died twelve years earlier.
The phone call is being coordinated by the Timestream spirit group. Otto Schwickerath is together with Scott Joplin at the Timestream sending station, along with Jeannette Meek, Maggy’s grandfather, and some other spirit friends. Also present are two small spirit dogs, whose high-pitched barks can be heard at several points throughout the contact. Kucki had belonged to the Schickeraths. Terry, a Scottish terrier, is a companion of Jeannette Meek. (Since Jeannette’s death, two psychic mediums have reported seeing a small, squarish, Scotty-like dog moving around at the feet of Jeannette Meek. Jeannette has told the mediums that the dog’s name is “Terry,” so this phone call provides evidence to support those claims.)
For this phone call, Scott acts as go-between, delivering (with some difficulty) a very personal message from Otto to his wife Hilde. The message is about an incident that had occurred years earlier while the Schwickerath couple were at St Johanna Markt, a popular night culture neighborhood in Saarbrueken, Germany. Included here are just two short excerpts from that five-minute phone call. The first excerpt is the beginning of the call, then we cut to the point at which the two dogs become excited and begin yapping.
When the phone rings, Maggy answers. Scott Joplin has been away from the Earth for 75 years, so it takes him several tries just to say, “Hello.” Some moments pass before Maggy realizes the caller is Scott Joplin.
Listen as you follow the dialog below…
Maggy Harsch: Hallo?
Scott Joplin: H’law.
Scott: (The words run together.) Hello-I’m-Scott-Joplin.
Maggy: (In German, asks for identity.)
Scott: (Now becoming refamiliarized with his old Earth voice) Scott Joplin. Joplin, Scott. Can you hear me?
Maggy: Chaplain, yes, I can hear you.
Scott: Okay, I got here with me . . .
Maggy: (Remembering an earlier contact in which Scott Joplin was mentioned as a friend of Jeannette Meek) Ah, Mr. Joplin!
Scott: Yeah, I got here with me an Otto Schwickerath or something like that. He says something about St Johanna Markt. St Johanna Markt in Saarbrucken… St Johanna Markt in Saarbrucken…
(Now we cut to the point at which Maggy asks about Jeannette Meek, and the dogs make their presence known.)
Maggy: Uh, Mr. Joplin, can you tell us anything of Jeannette Meek?
Scott: A terrier here. Here’s the dog. There’s the dog.
Maggy: Hello? I hear the dog! What dog is it?
Maggy: Terry? Terry…
Scott: He’s together with Kucki….
(Soon after this point, the contact breaks down and the phone call ends.)
I have been a great admirer of Scott Joplin and his work on the upright piano for a long time. In the past I tried to play
one of his pieces called, “The Entertainer” and I, to this day,
can NOT get my right and left hands to work together the
way his did! lol. If that’s really him, I think it’s the first time
anybody has ever heard his voice on tap!
God bless you Mark for sharing this with us all.
Thanks a lot for your personal reflections on this. Connections of this type are important for the spirituality of the planet. Your affinity with Scott’s music is felt on the other side in a positive way, and is MUCH appreciated by our ancestors. There’s a “golden glow” felt over there when people enjoy any of the great works of art, literature, or music. (That’s the term used by Jules Verne about the effects he feels from his writings being enjoyed by people today.)
When I first heard Scott’s voice on tape in that contact, realizing it was for real, I got goosebumps. I bought a cassette tape, which our family (especially our son who was around 10 at the time) really enjoyed.
As far as sharing the information… I love doing it, and it’s what our spirit friends expect me to do, I think.