Stargate is a name Americans came to know in the 1990s,
first as the name of a television series concerning a doorway
that allowed instantaneous travel between planets in different
star systems. Then in 1995, the U.S. government announced
that it had been carrying on secret parapsychological research,
the last phase of which had been given the name Project STAR
GATE. Not as well-known, in 1991 Mark Roberts (1934– ),
an independent spiritual searcher, found what he had termed
the real Stargate, an ancient painting of the constellation Pleiades
located at the entrance to a cave. He believes the painting
to be a presentation of a cosmic-portal. The painting seems to
connect decades of studies in archeology of Egypt, an ancient
alphabet (Ogham), and ancient symbols of the Pleiades. The
portal seems to point toward ancient visitors to Earth. The real
Stargate provides a mental doorway to step into a new consciousness
where massive amounts of materials may be connected,
mysteries of the ancient past solved, and contact with extraterrestrials
Roberts grew up in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl era. He
had several experiences, which he now interprets as extraterrestrial
contacts, but then interpreted as a call to the ministry.
After two years as a Methodist minister, he left to become an
archeologist. His life traveling the world on archeological digs
allowed him to pursue his search for what he had come to see
as the spirituality he believed lay behind and contrasted with
the religious establishment.
He also was able to study with Arch Druid Thomas Maughn
and Margaret Lumley Brown, an associate of Dion Fortune,
founder of the Fraternity of the Inner Light. In the early 1970s
he was led to Dianic Wicca, that form of contemporary Witchcraft
that most emphasized feminism. He also changed occupation
within television. Over the next quarter of a century, he
moved from cameraman to stage manager to director in television
Since his discovery of the Stargate, and the announcement
of it at a meeting of the Mutual UFO Network in 1992, Roberts
has invited others to share the Quest, especially those drawn by
the keys and symbols pictured on the Stargate. From the contemplation
of the Stargate, research during the 1990s reached
a set of conclusions that now serves as a base for future development.
Roberts believes that Earth has been visited many times,
from the distant past to the present, by visitors from the Pleiades
and Sirius. The set of actual artifacts denoting Sirius and
the Pleiades tie together the archeology of the ancient world
with the extraterrestrial presence. That presence had a primarily
positive effect. The extraterrestrials made judgments about
human behavior and offered positive guidelines for human
Roberts also believes that the crop circles reported around
the world in the 1990s are related to extraterrestrials.
The Stargate project can be contacted through the Stargate
Internet site at
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Stargate
Roberts, Mark. An Introduction to Dianic Witchcraft. Dallas,
Tex. The Mother Grove, n.d.
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