Emmanuel, an entity who speaks through channel Pat Rodegast,
emerged in the early 1980s as a being of golden light.
Once he was comfortable with Emmanuels presence, Rodegast
worked with Emmanuel regularly, and some of the material
from the channeling sessions were published in 1985 as Emmanuels
Book A Manual for Living Comfortably in the Cosmos.
Emmanuel emphasizes a message of humans coming into a
new relationship with God as co-creators. Separation from God
had served a purpose and was now coming to an end. The clarity
and simplicity with which Emmanuel spoke attracted popular
New Age teacher Baba Ram Dass (Richard Alpert), who
backed Rodegast in her channeling activity and wrote the introduction
to Emmanuels Book. He was convinced of Emmanuels
reality because of the perceived differences between Rodegast
and her channeled entity.
Rodegast, Pat, and Judith Stanton. Emmanuels Book A Manual
for Living Comfortably in the Cosmos. New York Some Friends
of Emmanuel, 1985.