Marciniak, Barbara (fl. ca. 1988)
Barbara Marciniak is a contemporary trance channel best
known for her reception of material from entities said to originate
in the Pleiades star cluster. She was raised in a PolishAmerican
family and in the 1970s became a student of the Seth
Material channeled by Jane Roberts. Marciniak emerged out of
obscurity on May 18, 1988, when what is described as a collective
from the Pleiades began to speak through her. She was on
a trip with a New Age group at the time, visiting ancient sites
in Egypt and Greece. She felt she was led to reexperience these
sites as part of her present life and was in Greece when the
channeling emerged.
The Pleiades had been suggested as a source for extraterrestrial
contact in the 1980s by Eduard Albert ‘‘Billy’’ Meier, a
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Swiss flying saucer contactee. Two picture books, several volumes
recounting his contact claims, and some videos purporting
to show saucers from the Pleiades freely circulated through
the North American New Age community beginning in 1979.
Marciniak’s contact with the Pleiadians was among the first
contacts independent of references directly to Meier’s work.
The first significant publication of post-Meier Pleiadian channeled
material had been produced by Barbara Hand Clow,
and it was to the publishing concern at which Clow was employed
that Marciniak turned to publish her first book, Bringers
of the Dawn Teachings from the Pleiadians. Released in 1992, it
became one of the most important volumes of the post-New
Age era. Two subsequent books with the same publisher have
Through Marciniak, the Pleiadians suggested that they had
come to the Pleiades from another universe that had ‘‘attained
completion.’’ Earthlings are working on reaching completion,
and the Pleiadians are here to assist that process. Their presence
heralds the transition from the third dimension to higher
dimensions. Also, according to the Pleiadians, humanity was
planned as an experiment of the Prime Creator, who sent out
extensions of itself into the unknown with the command to
create. These extensions, creator gods, began to create new hierarchies,
further extensions. Eventually a plan evolved to
create Earth. Geneticists took DNA from many species to produce
the human race. From these primal observations, the
Pleiadians have offered an alternative view of the meaning and
purpose of human life.
An organization, Bold Connections (P.O. Box 6521, Raleigh,
NC 27628), has been created to distribute Marciniak’s
tapes and books and to coordinate her teaching activity. She
does not have a webpage, but information about the continuing
messages from the Pleiadians can be found at http
Marciniak, Barbara. Bringers of the Dawn Teachings from the
Pleiadians. Santa Fe, N.Mex. Bear & Co., 1992.
———. Earth Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library. Santa Fe,
N.Mex. Bear & Co., 1994.
———. Family of Light Pleiadian Tales and Lessons in Living.
Santa Fe, N.Mex. Bear & Co., 1998.