I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My main interest as a youth was electronics and ham radio. I attended college at the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in physics, thinking that physics was a natural expansion of my early interest in electronics.
But it wasn't long
before my interests shifted to alternative politics, spirituality, metaphysics, and
songwriting. I read a number of books about Edgar Cayce during this period and it
stimulated my curiosity to possible understanding of realities far beyond my proclivity
for science, rational explanations.
I formed a rock and roll band and played at clubs in Berkeley and San Francisco. When the band broke up, my girlfriend and I formed a duo where she would sing the songs I had written and I would back her up playing guitar. We traveled around the country in a VW bus and were welcomed as hippy emissaries wherever we would go.
There was something inside me that was demanding certain lessons that I would have to have outside of that relationship. I decided to take a hitchhiking road trip with just my guitar. I was a bit scared of doing this but I remember saying to myself that if there was a God, I wanted him to show himself and this trip was my way of giving God a chance to reveal himself. It was somewhat an act of faith, leaving Berekeley with no money and no particular destination, but I wanted to act out an Americana dream in the footsteps of some of my heroes at the time, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and others who used music as their interface with humanity.
This trip ended up keeping on the road for about 4 years, countless sofas, various girlfriends and the wealth of experience and growth I hungered for. Eventually I went to Los Angeles believing I had gotten proficient enough as a songwriter and entertainer to make a career of it. I had a couple of songs recorded, one which became a minor hit in Canada and I was cowriting songs with the legendary Brian Holland of the songwriting team Holland Dozier Holland. Brian was part of the early Motown team of Holland Dozier Holland in Detroit and had written the melodies for almost all the songs of the Supremes and the Four Tops including the hits, How Sweet it is to be Loved by you, Reach Out, I Hear a Symphony, Baby Love, Standing in the Shadow of Love, and many more classics.
I had experienced many synchronicities (miracles of perfect timing) and I thought my success as a songwriter and entertainer was just a matter of time. But something happened which totally reversed my fate. One of my songs was rewritten and became a hit without my name on it. (I should note that this had nothing to do with Brian Holland). My life fell apart. I became afraid to let anyone hear my music and withdrew. I ended up selling products at swap meets and street fairs to survive. It began as a temporary stopgap for my withdrawal from the music business which I intended to return to, but I had gotten into a rut that I didn't know how to get out of.
I traveled around Southern California making enough money to just survive, living hand to mouth from one weekend to the next. Then in 1998, at the end of an event in San Diego, I said to myself that if I had to live the rest of my life as a street vendor, I would rather die on the spot. I purchased a notebook at local drug store and began writing my thoughts of the day, which came out in the form of free style poems. I wrote about street fairs. I wrote about the cute women passing my space, I would write about whatever was happening in the moment. Most of all I got excited because I discovered I could still write. I didn't have to die.
I began sending my poems over the internet to different websites and publications and I was getting published with great acknowledgements. I solicited a metaphysical web magazine – Spirit of Ma'at – to publish some poems and they responded that they didn't publish poetry and invited me to write an article for them. I interviewed a well known author and the interview was well received, so they invited me to be a staff writer and would pay me for articles every month which they would assign to me. Initially this was quite a challenge. I was used to writing what I wanted, when I wanted and now I had to write within the restriction of a discipline. But I was surprisingly good at it and my articles were well received.
It was somewhere around 1999 that I discovered the website of David Wilcock, where David revealed in one section that he had a "resonance"; with Edgar Cayce. I read David's story carefully and decided that if he was telling the truth, he had to be the reincarnation of Cayce. I petitioned my editor at Spirit of Maat to let me interview David. She looked at his website and reported back to me that he was some kind of whacko. I persisted and eventually she reluctantly gave the go ahead, but wouldn't guarantee to run the story until she evaluated it. The day after I sent her the story, she phoned me and passionately proclaimed I was right; David had to be the return of Cayce. Then she said that I was the one to write the book about it, which led to the writing of The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce?, released in March of 2004 and published by North Atlantic Books in Berkeley.
Two years into writing the book, in April of 2004, the story of my personal experience of inter-dimensional communication commenced where two girlfriends in a row spontaneously started to channel a voice which identified itself as the Council of Elohim. This experience included very precise future predictions, a miracle of healing, and wise personal counseling. I asked many questions about the premises of the book I was writing and received independent conformation for many of the more far out premises in the book.
I googled the word Elohim and found the following references - the creator God of this universe, the God of the Old Testament, and the group that was communicating with Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormon Church. I asked if they were the same Elohim and they answered “part of the same”. I asked "Why me?" They compared me to a cosmic midwife and said I would eventually be bringing these messages to the world. From my point of view, there was no way to know I was really talking to the Elohim. I was still evaluating if it was positive. And I was in the middle of writing the book on the reincarnation of Edgar Cayce. I was afraid if I talked about my personal experience, I would never find a publisher and lose my credibility as an author. The book was controversial enough without having an author who had two girlfriends in a row spontaneously announce; "Those guys want to talk to you." and I'd be speaking with a voice that identified itself as the Council of Elohim, the creator God of our universe. Keep in mind that I'm not drawing conclusions here. I'm just reporting the facts and I'll leave it up to you to draw the conclusions. And if it all gets to far out, just go back and enjoy my songs and poems and forget I ever mentioned all this inter-dimensional stuff.