P.M.H. Atwater, L.H.D.
Dr. P.M.H. Atwater
Lh.D survived three death events that produced three
different near-death experiences (NDE) in 1977. She is
one of the original researchers of the near-death
phenomenon, having begun her work in 1978. Her first two
books, Coming Back to Life and Beyond the Light, are
considered the “Bibles” of NDE research.
With the publication of
Future Memory, she expanded her work into areas of brain
development that calls for a reconsideration of what is
presently known about transformation of consciousness.
Her research into children’s NDEs led to her writing,
The Children of the New Millennium (republished under
the title The New Children and Near Death Experiences).
the Indigo Children EXTRAS”. EXTRAS
contains material she was unable to include in the book
because of deadlines and time constraints – material
that is relevant and timely.
It doesn’t take someone like me to point out that there’s something
remarkably different about the children in today’s world. Parents
and grandparents, school teachers, counselors and therapists, anyone
who knows a child – all of them – say the same thing: our kids know
more than we do. And they’re right. The kids do.
“Two key brain-building genes, which
underwent dramatic changes in the past that coincided with huge
leaps in human intellectual development, are still undergoing
rapid mutations, evolution’s way of selecting for new beneficial
...so said Bruce Lahn and his University
of Chicago colleagues in a study published in the journal Science,
dated 9 September 2005. Not everyone has both of these genes, yet
reports of mutation are increasing at an unprecedented rate: 70% of
the world’s population now evidences one of them, 30% both.
“Just as major environmental
changes, such as dramatic shifts in the climate, food supply, or
geography, favoured the selection of genetic traits that
increased survival skills,” continued Lahn, “the pressures on
gene selection today come from an increasingly complex and
technologically oriented society.”
Numerous genes are involved in brain
building, not just the two mutations. Still, there is enough
scientific evidence now to back up the claim that our youngest
citizens represent a new type of human evolution in our time.
My new book,
Beyond the Indigo Children: The New Children
and the Coming of the Fifth World (Bear & Co., Rochester,
USA), is the first major study of today’s children and their place
in our rapidly changing world, that combines objective research with
mystical revelation and prophecy.
In it I explore the evolution of the human family, the mystical
concept of Root
Race (our gene pool), the advance of consciousness
throughout the earth-plane, ancient calendrical traditions, plus the
march of generations, generational signatures and markers (energy
imprints), characteristics of the new children (their talents and
weaknesses), as well as their place in the “great shifting” as the
energetic universe accelerates in vibration.
To call our new children indigos, crystals, star,
sky, or psychic
children utterly misses the mark. These are labels that do more to
promote exclusive clubs of specialness than to honor and celebrate
those born since around 1982.
Factually, only a rare few have indigo or purple auras (that part of
our electromagnetic field surrounding our bodies that is visible) –
yet the traits ascribed to so-called indigos fit nearly
three-fourths of the world’s young. Many adults fit the same
pattern, indicating that in spite of the quantum jump currently
taking place, evolution’s spiral has been ongoing.
What of these youngsters? It can be said that the vast majority are,
quite intelligent (between 30 to 40% score in the range of 150 to
160 on standard IQ tests)
they are unusually creative, intuitive,
and innovative (which makes them natural problem solvers)
the majority are spatial learners
whose strongest trait is spatial reasoning (nearly equal between
females and males)
excellent with math (that surprises you, doesn’t it?)
volunteer-project minded with a knack for entrepreneurship and
turning out the crowds
If I were to name one trait that sets them apart, I would say it is
their ability to abstract. Example: Two and a half year old Micaela,
in response to her mother’s question, put her hands on her hips,
marched up to her mother and glared at her, asserting, “I don’t know
the word for that yet.” How can one so young even be aware of proper
modes of languaging? Micaela knew, and so does most of the rest of
them, these new children, who are as irreverent as they are amazing.
These are the quick/click kids, with little patience for processing
information or for understanding what it takes to prepare oneself
for a profession, like earning a degree or spending years in honing
one’s skills (copyrights and trademarks mean little or nothing to
them). They are change agents, activists and fixers, who draw from
the energy of a group. That means they’re groupies who strive for
consensus on one hand and charge ahead as powerful visionaries on
the other. And they attend “night school” as well as what most of us
refer to as regular day school.
By night school I mean, once they are asleep in their beds, they
visit other realms, other matrixes and grids, where they are given
instruction, play games, and receive assignments. Although seemingly
asleep, these kids are consciously clear about the activities they
engage in and with whom – to the extent that they can recognize and
identify each other physically and in broad daylight even though
they have never before met. I would not term this ability of theirs
as “lucid dreaming” (where one is wide-awake during the
dream-state). No, it seems more akin to out-of-body travel; in some
cases, perhaps, bi-location.
The new children are ultra sensitive to,
They readily pick up “hangers-on” (psychic impressions and attaching
entities), to the point that it would be wise to teach them while
still young how to keep themselves “clean” – and not just with soap
and water (remember, these kids are unusually psychic and
“Cleansing” routines that work on the subconscious level
are positive affirmations, visualizations, prayer, and mini-moments
of meditative “time-out.” Internal realities are as powerfully real
to these children as anything manifest in the external world around
Some of the claims about these new children are false (for instance,
reports about their immunity to or quick healing from HIV and AIDS
have since been scientifically discredited). Others remain unproven
(that extra “codons” or unique patterns of DNA makes them resistant
to disease). However, claims about how psychic they are, how they
can often “read” minds, communicate non-verbally, heal others, and
know segments of the future (some even remember past lives and the
reason why they were born this time, what they are here to do), seem
to be true.
I say “seem” because we need to be a
little careful how we regard these claims.
Examples: The super psychic kids from
China often lose their abilities around the age of puberty; it is
well documented that children from war-torn countries or who were
abused or ignored in childhood often develop unusual psychic skills
plus the ability to separate consciousness from body dependence
(these are survival skills).
But even if you are a little cautious about claims being made about
the new children, the fact remains…. they are unlike any other
generation of record.
When you begin to explore traditions of mystical revelation, that’s
when you discover this leap in our genetic makeup as a human family
was predicted thousands of years ago.
Even in modern times,
Edgar Cayce, one of the most documented
psychics in history, said:
“Great numbers of children will be
born who understand electronics and atomic power as well as
other forms of energy. They will grow into scientists and
engineers of a new age which has the power to destroy
civilization unless we learn to live by spiritual laws.”
According to prophecy, either from Mayan
Calendar interpretations, Theosophical studies, or from Native
American and mystical traditions, today’s new children are said to
represent an advancement or “flowering” of the human race, here to
return us to the “Natural Order.”
What is meant by the natural order is an awareness of consequences,
of inner truth (we all know what is right), of living with others
different from self, of admitting mistakes (then apologize, correct,
move on), of focusing on who we are deep inside ourselves.
Typically, at least with those I have studied, these children insist
that our intention is who we really are, the true “us.” They know
there are no free passes in life, yet, at the same time, they are
detached about that knowing and what it entails. They operate more
in the “now” moment to the degree that seeking solutions to
problems, rather than obsessing over past mistakes, is more typical
of their behavior.
The concept of “Root Races” (also called “life streams” or “life
waves”) appears in various traditions of “wisdom teachings” or what
is commonly termed “the mysteries.” It is appropriate to take a
brief look at this concept in order to better understand what has
been prophesied about the evolutionary changes slated for the human
family now and in the immediate future.
The term “Root
Race” refers to the rootstock or foundational gene pool
that is said to make up the human race. The traditional
understanding is that a progression of seven Root Races or
evolutionary phases are necessary to provide the soul with enough
leverage to develop its potential and perfect human form as it seeks
to return to Source.
Each Root Race supposedly facilitates a global period of
readjustment as it advances, so new growth and change can occur
throughout the world. This idea is spelled out in the Theosophical
tradition, described in Vedic teachings, can be found in most tribal
cultures and their oral histories, and is mentioned by
These teachings agree that the Fifth Root Race level is where
we are now, distinguished by the vibratory energy that corresponds
to the colour blue and issues related to the fifth or throat chakra
– the use of willpower. Certainly, questions paramount in the world
today do indeed centre around how one expresses the power of will.
“Do you seek to empower others or overpower them?” is central to
Challenges of the fifth chakra more aptly concern domination itself
and are at the crux of each war currently being fought, each abuse
of human rights, each government and each religion that refuses to
address its own short-sightedness. Only individual choices, made one
person at a time, can make a meaningful difference where issues of
personal will are concerned; leadership cannot.
As we advance toward the fabled date of
December 21, 2012, when the
Mayan Calendar ends, these issues
show every indication of intensifying as will the characteristics of
the new children, who, thanks to genetic mutations, are “made to
order” for handling what may lie ahead. And they’re coming in by the
millions and in every country.
Just look at the stunning synchronicity of fives around 1982
that appear to back up the predictions that have been made of this
time in history.
THE FIFTH WORLD, defined in mystical
prophecy as a period of shift, or an acceleration of energy on
every level, everywhere (referred to as the “Fifth Sun” in Mayan
THE FIFTH ROOT RACE, said to be an
evolutionary advancement of the human species.
THE FIFTH CHAKRA, an opening of the
throat chakra globally where issues of “power over or power to”
take on unusual importance as higher intuition and higher
THE FIFTH BRAIN, new discoveries
about the heart, that 60 to 65% of its cells are the same type
of neutral cells that are located in the brain and it has many
of the same functions as the brain.
THE FIFTH DIMENSION, what was once
myth that one day we would be free of time/space states enough
that intention could more directly determine what manifests (the
notion that “we create our own reality”), has now been verified
in preliminary lab experiments utilizing quantum physics.
THE FIFTH RAY, associated with the
planet Venus and the virtues of mercy and compassion, heralds
the rise of the Divine Feminine and goddess figures like Kuan
Yin and Mary Magdalene (recent best seller,
The Da Vinci Code, uncovers the
leadership role of women in religion).
THE FIFTH COMMUNICATION WAVE, which
is personal computers, and they came on the scene in 1982,
paralleling when the new children virtually encompassed an
THE FIVE SENSES, now shifting into
higher modes of expression and usage (just look at the
proliferation of material on intuition today and the science to
support its value).
THE FIVE TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE,
which has been recently categorized as mental, emotional,
spiritual, holistic, and quantum.
FIVE, the symbolic numerical
reference to humankind and the drive to change and progress in
life, to evolve.
THE 14TH GENERATION IN THE UNITED
STATES (1 + 4 = 5) is the Millennial Generation and it is
considered through statistical research to have begun in 1982;
these children constitute the first wave destined to operate in
a global village (true of children across the world) – they are
the shift generation in the age of shift.
Psychologists, counselors, and
therapists have discovered that using labels to identify today’s
children backfires. Especially in regards to treatment and learning
programs, they simply refer to differences as “quirks” and the kids
who have them “quirky kids.” Children respond in positive, fun ways
to this. I propose that we do the same thing with kids in general:
Do away with labels that promote exclusivity and simply call them
“new” because they are.
The new kids have many obstacles to surmount, but as long as their
parents remember to parent, to direct and guide their youngster’s
development in healthy and spiritual ways, our newest of the new
will continue to surprise and amaze us.
There’s no turning back now.
Evolution’s nod is alive and well, and accelerating.