Carey, Ken
Ken Carey, a contemporary New Age medium and channel,
was a postal worker as a young man. Frustrated, he and his family
moved to a farm where they lived without most modern conveniences
such as electricity, plumbing, radio, television, newspapers,
and magazines. Carey apprenticed himself to an Amish
farmer. At one point in the later 1970s, lying in bed with a severe
cold, he felt a presence and heard a low humming he described
as an energy field. Then a voice spoke to him.
During the winter of 1978–79 he channeled for 11 days. The
entities that spoke through him sometimes appeared as angels
(including the angel Raphael) or extraterrestrials. However,
during the later sessions, an entity declared, ‘‘I am Christ. I am
coming this day through the atmosphere of your
consciousness. . . . I am the bridegroom, spoken of old. I came
to you first through the man named Jesus.’’ The transcripts of
these sessions were published as The Starseed Transmissions in
1982 and became an early channeled New Age classic. The
popular response led to the publication of further volumes
based on the channelings.
The entities who spoke through Carey emphasized the central
New Age message. They had emerged in order to assist
human evolution. It was time to lift the spell of matter and to
bring forth a new planetary being. Humankind, Carey argued,
is poised on the brink of a momentous transformation The
earth is ripe for harvest. Two resources are available to assist
humans in the transformative period the advanced intelligences,
such as those channeling through Carey; and the creative
power of thought. As with other New Age channelings,
Carey’s emphasizes the problems of overreliance on rational
thought in problem solving and living with guilt imposed in
younger years.
Carey, Ken. Flat Rock Journal A Day in the Ozark Mountains.
Thorndike, Maine G. K. Hall, 1994.
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———. The Third Millennium Living in the Posthistoric World.
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