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Who is Ernest L. Norman?

Posted on November 9, 2016

One of my blog readers from India recently asked, “Who is Ernest L. Norman?” I thought I’d share an expanded version of my reply here, since he’s such an important figure in my life, my writing, and my future. If you caught an earlier version of this post, I’ve now had to replace it after a hacker attack destroyed it. Visionaries on this planet still attract opposition, apparently.

Ernest L. Norman (1904–1971) was an author and visionary scientist who described in his books an interdimensional science of life that was far ahead of its time in the 1950s and 60s. His books still contain gems yet to be discovered, answering so many of the big questions, while much is now accepted by conventional science. And none of what he’s written has been disproved. So far, he’s on the winning team and I’m betting on him. But not because he was correct so many times. Because in my personal experience, I’ve validated his science over and over and over again.

Among many other things, his teachings encompassed a more sophisticated view of reincarnation: how it works bio-energetically, the purpose of personal evolution through repeated incarnations, the science of consciousness that supports it, as well as how we can overcome its burdens personally to improve our future outcomes.

Visionary Prodigy

In his books, he also takes up many of the “mysteries” or dilemmas we face in the modern world by explaining and unraveling the energy principles involved. His theories are based on a back-and-forth flow between dimensions, and the eternity of information storage and replay that this flow supplies, guided by basic energy principles. He favored a scientific explanation for everything, yet the scientists of the world during his lifetime did not recognize his work because he did not possess their credentials. He was not an insider. He was a self-taught prodigy, a polymath.

In his early years, he accomplished many amazing feats, including a conversation on a rainy afternoon in Utah during which he explained to a complete stranger how to build a cathode ray tube. That young man was  Philo T. Farnsworth, who capitalized on the information and built one, soon patenting the first successful electronic television device.

His premise of life and its purpose, which I have studied for forty-two years, has never failed to prove itself out in my daily observations of energy, life, healing, nature, and society. I have freed myself from many social and career scrapes using his energy principles, and also from many internal psychological traumas imposed by my trek through lifetime after lifetime.

Evergreen Textbooks for the Future

He wrote seventeen to twenty books (depending on how you count them), most of which are still available as new or used books via online sources such as Amazon.com. The primary text for learning is The Infinite Concept of Cosmic Creation.

The most popular place to start reading his work is The Voice of Venus. That is the first of a series called The Pulse of Creation, which takes you on a wild and beautiful tour of other planes of existence, all the while explaining how these things exist and why, and where you fit into the big picture—and why. I love those books! Once you learn of these places, you may find yourself visiting while you sleep. Or—like me in my own novel, Cosmic Dancer, looking for ways to introduce them to others.

Every week I learn of some new credentialed researcher or area of endeavor that proves what I began reading decades ago in this man’s books. I still read and learn from them. He predicted, accurately, that his books would be for future generations because they were overshadowed and inspired by Advanced Minds working through him to enlighten humanity. They are evergreen in that sense. When I re-read, they always show me something I missed before. But I believe that all books are living creations, so the consciousness behind them, which is always either evolving or devolving, matters greatly. Therefore if you have a choice, read the best, written by the best. How could I find anything better than these, then? And I have not.

Never Wanted to Attract a Following

Though extremely private and humble, a man who never wanted to create a following or establish an “ism,” as he called it, Ernest Norman nevertheless attracted a small group of individuals who discovered his books during his lifetime.

His wife, Ruth E. Norman, managed to self-publish and promote his writings when that was an unknown thing to do, from 1954 through the early 1990s. She established a nonprofit educational foundation and school that gave students of his work a place to study during her lifetime. Although I never met Ernest Norman personally (I didn’t stumble across his books until four years after his death), I became her student in 1975. She served as my second most important spiritual teacher, enhancing my life through her example of how to apply and live the energy principles I’d been studying through her late husband’s books. I remained close to her until the time of her departure from Earth in 1993. At that time, others took over her spiritual school and have since turned it into something that no longer resembles the place I studied, so I remain an independent fan.

Because of her efforts, many people globally have been fortunate to discover Ernest Norman’s unrecognized genius. In fact, his books are now widely available from used booksellers online because a grateful, anonymous donor had them printed and gave them away to libraries, which often dropped them unread into book-sale bins. You might also find various groups that have sprung up in his honor, each of them sharing some bits and pieces of his work online, and all of them interpreting it differently. I think the best way to know what Ernest Norman taught is to read it in his own words.

Speed Your Evolution!

As with Tesla and other pioneers, Ernest Norman’s name might not be recognized for decades to come, but you can zoom ahead. Consider his universal energy principles and test them out in your daily encounters with the craziness of this world. It’s not so crazy after all, when you put it under that microscope and expand your view to include your existence as a multi-dimensional, eternal, intelligent Being on a journey of self-development.

5 Ways to Fix an Unhappy Past Life Relationship

Posted on August 26, 2015

Knowing someone from a prior lifetime is no reason to stay in an unhappy past life relationship. Here are five ways to fix it, or finish it!

I often write “Dear Abby” type replies to people who comment on my most popular article on the Internet who have found themselves stuck in relationships that are making them unhappy. My article is about identifying past life lovers, friends, and enemies. Thankfully, that in and of itself begins to answer the question. They have come together to rectify some past life issues that have left them feeling unbalanced. But it’s never quite that simple.

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My Sister and the Elephants

Posted on April 23, 2015

Remember-Me-WEBThis painting is called “Remember Me” and it’s dedicated to my big sister, Linda Jo Hunter, animal advocate, wildlife tracker, artist, and author (Lonesome for Bears). It happened by accident. Again. It all started with two new paint colors and an elephant’s eye.

Linda and I went shopping for art supplies during her most recent visit to San Diego. We’d just had a lovely lunch date, one of the two times a year I get to see her. When she and husband Mike travel to or from their home in Washington state to their winter camping and surf adventures in the Baja peninsula, they always stop in San Diego and we get to spend a couple of hours catching up.

Later on, she would show me the oil paintings she created this winter. But for now, she was encouraging me to buy two new colors to add to my watercolor paints. I’m a newbie and definitely more author than artist, so I need all the encouragement I can get. Phthalo Turquoise and Indian Yellow had drawn my attention. “Oh, you’ll love the Indian Yellow,” said she.

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Past Life Awareness May Have Saved His Life

Posted on March 27, 2015

In my book, Speed Your Evolution, I suggest that even if you can’t relate to it at the present moment, you shouldn’t completely discard past life information that comes to you from an outside or untested source (say, a psychic reader or a hypnotic regression, neither of which are as reliable as your own inner knowing). Keep it in a back pocket. Decades from now, it might save your life. Ask Roberto Gaetan, aka author Robert Maxxim.

I heard Roberto’s story online and asked if he’d be willing to share it with my blog readers. He graciously agreed and sent me the following:

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