Ashtar appeared on the scene
in 1952 to
George Van Tassel who was influential in bringing the flying
saucer and 'space brothers' phenomena to public awareness.
Ashtar also communicated
with scientist Trevor James Constable.
He appeared to a minister's
wife in her living room, is "picked up" via electronic equipment or
is simply heard telepathically in people's minds.
Dozens of people have
reported contacts from Ashtar.
The Many Faces of
"But there are
Ashtars and there are Ashtars, dear ones. And that you can tell your
people. There are Ashtars and there are Ashtars.... Many space
beings can be Ashtar."
(message from "K.H." to a contactee in "MYSTERIOUS
SIGNS IN THE SKY "by Israel Norkin, 1984.)
I laughed out loud upon reading the above quote in
Ashtar - God, Man or Machine. It can be fun to read
material by the "crackpot fringe", but I was beginning to feel more
like the victim of a brainwashing experiment. If you expose a
person to enough bamboozling, lies, distortion and insane confusion
they just might embrace any philosophy that seems real, in
order to regain a feeling of sanity.
But despite it's seeming absurdity, this
particular quote stood out like a gem of truth amidst all the Ashtar
blather I'd been reading.
"Ashtar" produces endless know-it-all diatribes about love, the
United States government, Jesus, the draconian empire and destroyed
After skimming through several volumes, I
concluded that the only consistent thing about Ashtar is the
inconsistency. The tone and content range from ingratiating
flatteries to dire threats, from prophecies of Armageddon to
inspiring cosmic visions and creation myths (albeit crazy ones).
Ashtar is the fearless mighty leader of the
Galactic Federation to whom all should offer tribute. Ashtar will be
coming soon to save the chosen ones from the onslaught of death and
despair. The end of the world is always coming soon.
(It should have happened long ago, according to most of these
predictions!) Ashtar can also be a patient and loving paternal
figure with encouraging advice.
I was trying to make sense of Ashtar because many years ago, I, too,
had an experience of telepathically hearing the voice of "Ashtar".
(Now, please don't think I'm crazy. It's amazing how many regular
folks have had similar paranormal experiences.)
This occurred after I tried directing a
loving meditation to the "Galactic Federation" back in the days when
I was still a true believer in the UFO mythology.
Some 20-30 minutes later I was surprised to hear this voice in my
head explaining why they were coming to Earth at this time. The
message included an obscure and personal detail matching my personal
belief system. This made the Ashtar connection seem pretty
impressive and authentic at the time. Nothing quite like this had
occurred to me before. So I always wondered about this Ashtar. When
I came across his name in connection with Trevor James Constable, a
respected scientist, I finally had to check it out.
After perusing the literature, I decided
that Ashtar must either be a multiple personality or there are a
troupe of different characters pretending to be him. Now I
understand that the latter is correct and those different characters
are all jinn.
Here are some examples of
the many Ashtar personalities:
(1) His best shtick:
Planning for Global Evacuation. When the planet convulses and
everything goes completely to hell, all his chosen people will need
to do is: "Be unafraid! Step into the Beam! " and gigantic
motherships will care for these precious survivors until they can
return to begin our world anew. This is a science fiction
version of the reborn Christian "rapture' scenario.
(2) Hyper-vigilant interventionist: Ashtar is controlling
earthlings in order to create a safe and peaceful planet right now:
"Atomic warfare will not be tolerated upon your planet. A strike by
any nation designed to involve another
nation will be immediately thwarted by our technology. Efforts to
accelerate a build-up of arms will be hindered and plans to increase
world armament will be sabotaged by our intervention.
(Trevor James quoted in " Ashtar
- a Tribute" compiled by Tuella)
(3)He is assisted by a sidekick and a group of dangerous crazies:
It seems that it would be lovely if big daddy Ashtar made everything
safe for earthlings, but getting Ashtar also means
getting the "Collective" and a guy named "HATONN":
"One of the leaders and spokesmen for this Collective is a being
that goes by the name of HATONN. HATONN, according to some sources,
is a 9 ft Pleidean with severe fascist leanings who claims to
be a reptilian 'defector' from the Unholy Six Orion-Draconian
Empire. Other sources claim that the Ashtar Collective, or at least
a large segment of the collective that was infiltrated and
assimilated by Draco-Orion agents posing as ascended masters,
is now in direct collaboration with the reptilian Grays and the
(from David Icke E-magazine)
YIKES! It sounds kinda like our home planet-- only far worse!
These adolescent cloak-and-dagger antics are the kind of mischief
that some Jinn appear to revel in.
(4) Sarcastic and merciless
In the book "Survival Is Only Ten Feet
From Hell", Ashtar reverses himself and says we need to build
underground shelters to survive the coming nuclear holocaust:
"So much has previously been covered by Hatonn regarding earth
changes and probable shifts, along with personal shockwaves, that I
hesitate to be the one to dump nuclear war probability on your
"Friends, there are only two kinds of cordwood after an atomic
attack: stacked-up cordwood (living) or blasted and irradiated
cordwood (dead). This, of course, is a variation on: "But people
will be jammed together like sardines; without showers or deodorant
or breath mints--oh, perish the thought!". O.K.--so just perish. Bad
news though--burnt bodies smell really unpleasant. But, you won't
have to worry about bad breath!** "
According to merciless Ashtar we won't be getting any
help from anyone, so we'd better start digging those
(5) Ultra- American Patriot and Omniscient Judge
In the book "New World Order--
Prophecies from Space", Ashtar tells us that:
"The way you treat your fellow man is beyond our comprehension or
understanding. Why must one fight for their freedom, when all men by
their nature must be free? Did not your great leaders, George
Washington and Abraham Lincoln say so? They were guided and
inspired by us. They sit on the throne next to God. Your
civilization is a blasphemy against the Creator. Woe to mankind for
the trouble it has caused."
And so it goes, ad nauseum. Ashtar makes a good case for the
existence of jinn, and is a good example of how some of them
operate. The objective in this case seems to be to influence and
create a following, perhaps as much for the delight of bamboozling,
as for achieving a tangible result. We should avoid
oversimplification, however. There are all kinds of jinns. The
particular "Ashtar" that contacted James Trevor Constable suggested
that he try using infrared film, which resulted in remarkable photos
of previously unseen, other dimensional sorts of critters resembling
giant airborne amoebas. (see
Trevor James Constable's 1957 Amoeboid Bioform 'Critter')
It may be significant that historically we find Semitic pagan gods
named Ishtar, (associated with the planet Venus),
Ashtarte and Astarte who evolved into
Ashtoreth and finally Ashtoroth.
Ashtoroth was one of Satan's top henchmen during the
middle ages. Like Ashtar, he was very big on foretelling
doomsday (and was also said to have bad breath). It sounds like the
work of those bad jinn again, giving rise to these characters as
There are Jinns and there are Jinns, dear ones. And that you can
tell your people. There are jinns and there are jinns.... Many jinns
can be Ashtar.
Some related external links:
Ashtar's communications to George Van Tassel in the years 1952--53