LL Research
LL Research was founded in 1970 to disseminate the findings
of paranormal researcher Donald T. Elkins (1930–1984).
The events that led up to the founding of LL Research (the LL
standing for lightlines) began in 1962 when Elkins, a professor
in Engineering at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, organized
a group to gather for meditation and attempted contact
with extraterrestrials. He had been given the idea through his
contact with a UFO contactee group in Detroit. Different contacts
were developed over the next year that became the basis
of an early volume, Telepathy Data Collected by Extraterrestrial
Communication (1963).
Over the years the working group went in and out of existence
and changed personnel. In the meantime, Elkins developed
a friendship with one of the original members of the
group, Carla Rueckert (1943– ), and in 1968 began to work
with her in developing her channeling skills. Among their first
joint projects was a novel, The Crucifixion of Esmerelda Sweetwater.
In 1970 Rueckert left her job as a librarian to work full
time for LL Research. The first product of their work appeared
in 1977 as a book, Secrets of the UFO.
In 1978, Elkins incorporated Rock Creek Research and Development
Labs, a nonprofit corporation under which the work
done by LL Research was subsumed. In 1980, Elkins and Rueckert
invited a third person, James McCarty (1947– ), to join the
LL Research team. The three sat for the work for which LL
Research is most remembered, Rueckert’s channeling of an entity
named Ra.
Over the next few years, segments of the material were edited
and published in four volumes collectively known as The
Law of the One (1982–84). Ra is identified as a member of a
group of extraterrestrials who came to Earth in ancient times.
He worked with Ikhnoton, the Egyptian pharaoh who introduced
monotheism. He also claimed to have built the pyramids
as a place for channels to be purified and for people to learn
to work with crystals. Ra also described the Confederation of
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Planets, the interstellar government consisting of 500 ‘‘planetary
consciousness complexes.’’ Jesus came to Earth as a member
of the Confederation.
The Law of the One circulated through New Age and contactee
groups and was reprinted commercially as a single volume
in 1984, shortly before Elkins’ death. Rueckert and McCarty
continued Rock Creek Research and LL Research, held weekly
meditation sessions, and did further channeling, the content of
which is published in a newsletter LIGHTLINES. They also finally
published the previously written novel, The Crucifixion of
Esmerelda Sweetwater, in 1986. They were married in 1987. LL
Research can be contacted at P.O. Box 5195, Louisville, KY
40255-0195. It has an Internet site at http
www.llresearch.org.
Sources
Elkins, Don T. Telepathy Data Collected by Extraterrestrial Communication.
Clarksburg, W.Va. Saucerian Press, 1963.
———, and Carla Rueckert. The Crucifixion of Esmerelda
Sweetwater. Louisville, Ky. LL Research, 1984.
———. Secrets of the UFO. Louisville, Ky. LL Research,
1977.
———, Carla Rueckert, and James Allen McCarty. The Law
of One. 4 vols. Louisville, Ky. LL Research, 1981–83. Reprint,
Norfolk, Va. Donning, 1984.

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