The book has been the result of six years of intensive study and research as therapist and principal of ACERN. The material from over 700 individuals and their families to compile a book that would meet the needs of those "waking up to their contact experiences' and for those already aware of their Contact.

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How Extraterrestrial Contact Can Tranform Your Life by Mary Rodwell

Awakening by Mary Rodwell

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I researched over 130 books as references in Ufology and many more in related fields of study. To date, Australian publications have no therapeutic material on Contact experiences. America has a few, but most are about the 'classic 'form' of Contact and will contain stories of clients with minimal self-help information.

I have read nothing that offers an in-depth resource. In the UK there are no therapeutic/metaphysical books on Abduction/contact, it is still considered too controversial.

Research figures as to the incidence of this experiences is uncertain, but two of the most respected are Budd Hopkins, a researcher of 20 years who suggests figures of 6-8 million.

A roper poll some years ago suggested a 2% of the population in America. Professor of psychiatry at Harvard University and author of two books on the subject, Dr John Mack proposes figures of upwards of 2% - 5% of the American population.

I believe this is a conservative estimate, as it only explores 'classic' abductions. My manuscript is not only aimed at this smaller percentage of ' classic' contact, but a much greater number who may have experienced a more 'subtle' form and are still unaware of what it is. They are often the spiritually/psychically and metaphysically aware. It also will be of interest to therapists and researchers, not only of Contact experiences, but those seeking understanding in their lives and reality.

Awakening acts as a guide, a self-help resource that takes you through your awakening process, it asks YOU if you are having experiences you can't explain, and it offers you a 'key' to remembering.

Its focus is the range of experiences called Contact with non-human extraterrestrial beings. It demonstrates that there are many 'forms' of such experiences apart from the well known 'classic' X-files sometimes very traumatic kind. Other forms may be very subtle and range from a feeling of being very 'different' to even their own family, with a knowledge and awareness of a multi- reality with knowledge and information they have not consciously learnt. Many feel very isolated because of this and unaware that they are one of many who feel the same.

Awakening begins by exploring how modern man define present reality. This definition often is the cause of the conflict for those who experience this multi-level reality and so it causes a conflict of paradigms which is isolating as it is bewildering. Although this conflict is only present in more westernised society who bases its judgements on a scientific third dimensional framework.

The Afterward 'The Alien Lady', a title that was given me by one of my clients, as and begin a short synopsis of how my life has changed by supporting those with Contact. Contact has proved the catalyst for me to question all my beliefs to ask what is the nature of personal reality?

The book essentially aims to create a bridge between two paradigms; the multidimensional experience and the present accepted third dimensional one. I suggest that we 'deny many of our experiences, because we struggle to 'fit' them into a third dimensional framework. This creates doubt and confusion within the psyche and our fear limits what we allow ourselves to experience. I argue that if we can acknowledge that 'reality' to encompass this broader paradigm, we can start to make sense of it and can integrate more of what we experience as reality.

The book shows that 'classic' Abductions and the more 'subtle ' forms of Contact are the experience of a multidimensional universe. The book offers some explanations, as well as information, to encourage personal exploration of this reality and to explore what Contact may mean for us all.

Ms Mary Rodwell
ACERN

 

In my opinion, this book will become the Bible of the Alien Abduction Phenomenona

Forward by Dr. Roger Leir


The tropical forest was replete with dense vegetation. Light from the sun rippled along the jungle floor illuminating a thick undergrowth. There was a gentle breeze that produced shadows on the jungle floor seen to swing back and forth with the movement of the above ground vegetation. Life forms were abundant and their movements easily detected, both flying through the air and scurrying throughout the ground foliage. The thick scent of jungle and heaviness of the atmosphere squeezed all life forms, like tentacles of an octopus. Sounds of life crackled everywhere.

Dr Rodger Leir

The weather was warm and humid, as one would expect in such an environment. The sky appeared deep blue as if someone had spilled a can of dense blue paint into the heavens above. In contrast, a few white billowy clouds floated randomly above slowly moving too and fro with the high altitude currents. The surrounding waters were calm with only slight wave action sweeping along by a touch of gentle breezes. Reflections of the sparse clouds played upon the waters like the twirling of ballet dancers upon the stage.

Could this be planet earth millions of years ago? Suddenly, a creature was seen cavorting through the jungle. At first impression, it looked like an upright Being who was bi-pedal with long hair, possibly an ape of some sort. No, not an ape. The creature's hair was blonde and long. It had a pinkish-white smooth skin seemingly without body hair. This creature appeared to be human in all respects and appeared to be male. Upon closer inspection the Being was not just an ordinary naked male but showed a perfection both in form and action. His legs were muscular and rippled as he ran. His eyes were deep blue and appeared to be two limped, liquid pools. He was able to leap great heights, plucking vegetation from the trees. At the same time latching on to low tree branches to propel himself forward. Every so often he would stop to rest, sit and prop himself up against a tree to devour the food he had plucked from the trees. His height was about five-foot six inches and his estimated weight in the neighborhood about 150lbs. No other similar creatures could be seen.

The darkness of night crept slowly over the land and all signs of life melted into the blackness. The winds became silent and the oceans displayed the reflected light of the night sky like a mirror. Suddenly, in the midst of this calm, the air began to stir and a breeze manifested. It had no direction and made the skin tingle like a pulsing electric current. It wasn't a normal sensation. Something artificial. From far up in the blackness of the nocturnal sky, a single star began to shine with great magnitude. It became brighter and brighter and began to descend to earth, closer, closer, and closer. The electrical pulsation's made the body hair stand erect. The whispering breeze became more pronounced. A large multi-storied circular craft began slowly to make itself apparent. A lighting array circled the craft showing a rainbow of colors. Windows could be seen. It was silent and approached slowly as if floating free and defiant of any gravitational forces acting upon it. The immensity of the craft was overwhelming. It was easily seen as at least two city blocks in diameter.

Without warning, a cone of bright, intense bluish white light issued forth from the under surface of the craft. The craft began to move slowly, it inched it's way along over the thick, dense jungle as if searching for something. Then all at once it came to a dead stop. The bright cone of light widened and focused on the ground. In the center of the beam the form of the sleeping pink skinned blonde haired creature was apparent. Next, this humanoid creature is seen eerily floating up in the middle of the light beam. As it approaches the under surface of the craft, an aperture opens and the ship swallows the humanoid figure. Just as suddenly as it came, the light beam switches off. The craft slowly begins to rise and increase in speed until all that can be seen is a fading brilliant star beginning to take its place among it's stellar cousins.

Conceptually, only a short amount of time passes, perhaps just days, perhaps months or even years. This is uncertain. The scene is the same with the same stillness of the night and another clear crystal black sky. Once again, the air begins to slowly move. The electrical effect becomes apparent and a star begins to descend from the heavens. The noted difference between the two events, is the twin moons which begin to shine their reflected light upon the planet. One with a bright white color and the other, a deep pink. They illuminate both the land and the water and it is now apparent there is only one large land mass surrounded by a mighty ocean that covers the surface of the planet.

The ship descends slowly as it had previously. Once it reaches a height of several hundred feet over the jungle terrain the strange cone shaped beam of light issues forth and falls upon the dense jungle below. Two humanoid beings are seen in floating in a fetal position and slowly descending to the soft cushioned floor of the jungle below. Through the brightness of the light, it is evident that one of the Beings is the same male who was taken previously, the other is without a doubt a humanoid female. She is the epitome of beauty, well endowed with long blonde hair which drapes her shoulders as if she was wearing a shawl.

Her legs are long and shaped to perfection. Her proportions likened to an hour glass. Her facial features appearing angelic with blue eyes and a facial expression of utmost peace. Once deposited on the ground below, the male stands before the female. Their eyes meet and arms entwine in a romantic embrace. As in the previous encounter, the light beam suddenly vanishes and the ship slowly begins to rise. Because of the brightness emerging from the twin moons much of the circular craft's under structure can be visualized. There is a noted complexity of construction which is far beyond our comprehension. One outstanding feature becomes apparent, a large insignia with extremely clear three dimensional writing, "The United States Airforce-Non Terrestrial Unit 605"

Conceptually, only a short amount of time passes, perhaps just days, perhaps months or even years. This is uncertain. The scene is the same with the same stillness of the night and another clear crystal black sky. Once again, the air begins to slowly move. The electrical effect becomes apparent and a star begins to descend from the heavens. The noted difference between the two events, is the twin moons which begin to shine their reflected light upon the planet. One with a bright white color and the other, a deep pink. They illuminate both the land and the water and it is now apparent there is only one large land mass surrounded by a mighty ocean that covers the surface of the planet.

The ship descends slowly as it had previously. Once it reaches a height of several hundred feet over the jungle terrain the strange cone shaped beam of light issues forth and falls upon the dense jungle below. Two humanoid beings are seen in floating in a fetal position and slowly descending to the soft cushioned floor of the jungle below. Through the brightness of the light, it is evident that one of the Beings is the same male who was taken previously, the other is without a doubt a humanoid female. She is the epitome of beauty, well endowed with long blonde hair which drapes her shoulders as if she was wearing a shawl. Her legs are long and shaped to perfection. Her proportions likened to an hour glass. Her facial features appearing angelic with blue eyes and a facial expression of utmost peace. Once deposited on the ground below, the male stands before the female. Their eyes meet and arms entwine in a romantic embrace. As in the previous encounter, the light beam suddenly vanishes and the ship slowly begins to rise. Because of the brightness emerging from the twin moons much of the circular craft's under structure can be visualized. There is a noted complexity of construction which is far beyond our comprehension. One outstanding feature becomes apparent, a large insignia with extremely clear three dimensional writing, "The United States Airforce-Non Terrestrial Unit 605"

The aforementioned scenario was a fictitious event framed in the future, but it's theme is ancient and borrowed from the Bible. Perhaps these events did occur here on earth and are responsible for humankind? This, we must understand is all speculative, but the events occurring today regarding the field of Ufology and particularly the Alien Abduction phenomena are real and difficult to understand.

Mary Rodwell is an investigator and author, who in the writing of Awakening, has captured the very essence of the subject. Never before in the history of Ufology has anyone succeeded in setting forth the amount of material referenced in this work. In her writing, she not only sights the individual experiences of abductees, but delves with great prowess into both the physical and psychological components of the phenomena. She is careful to stay with the facts at hand and clearly lays out the commonalities of the experiences.

I am sure the reader will be fascinated with the ultrapersonal aspects concerning the medical and non medical signs and symptoms. Also included are the psychological aspects that many times don't get the attention they deserve. Mary should be given an award for her ability to present a clear and concise in depth perspective of this phenomena from both a personal and non personal standpoint. This will translate into one giant step regarding the much needed help for experiencers who need this kind of general support and trust.

Although Mary Rodwell is not a scientist or medical doctor, Awakening presents medical and scientific evidence pertaining to the reality of this phenomena which is so very important to the experiencers and the public at large. It is time for the mythological aspects of this subject to be erased forever.

Mary Rodwell also touches, in a very comprehensive fashion, on an aspect of abductions that is beginning to make itself more apparent. That is, the actual purpose. Why are these events happening all over the world to so many people? One possibility is the human race is being genetically manipulated and perhaps this process has occurring throughout our past history.

Mary has done a superb job in illustrating the fact that children of today may be different than those born fifty or so years ago. The facts of my own study prove this to be the case. I have used 17 functional growth characteristics and compared them over a forty year period from 1947 to 1987. I have found there has been an accelerated change in these statistics varying from 16 to 80%. Most will agree, this is very specific data and can not be attributed to the evolutionary process or any other known global or environmental factors.

It should also be understood that this process seems to involve the expansion of consciousness. Have you ever stood in awe and wondered about the statement your young child has just uttered and perhaps retorted by saying, "Where in the world did you get that from? This gives solid evidence the human race is being genetically manipulated. It is also felt in certain scientific circles that our understanding of modern genetics can be used to prove this beyond the shadow of a doubt.

Awakening looks at this subject in a very objective manner and sites numerous examples of literary references. In this comprehensive work, Mary Rodwell concerns herself with numerous other related subjects, such as the Missing Pregnancy Syndrome, an Encyclopedia of PSI abilities as well as a very comprehensive chapter on Alien Implants. The manner of this text is an extremely clear and concise review of the Abduction experience, from initial contact through the understanding and coping process.

In my opinion this will become the bible of the Alien Abduction phenomenon and will make itself apparent in every library the world over.

Dr. Roger Leir
October 2002

Mary Rodwell Book AuthorMary (Sherry) RODWELL RN, mother of three adult children, migrated to Australia in 1991 from the UK. A former nurse, midwife, and a health educator in the UK. She has also worked as a counsellor in a medical practice and for several years for two Professional counselling agencies in Perth, West Australia before branching out into private practice.

For the past 9 years, Mary has been working as a counsellor, hypnotherapist, metaphysical teacher, intuitive healer, researcher, and writer.

Mary became involved in the UFO/Abduction phenomena whilst studying for an advanced diploma in counselling.

The lack of professional support for this experience was instrumental in her forming the first Professional support network in Australia, the Australian Close Encounter Resource Network (ACERN).

As Principal of ACERN, she offers counselling support, hypnotherapy and information to those with all those who have 'anomalous experiences' particularly Abduction/contact experiences. Lecturing Nationally and Internationally and producer of the award winning documentary "Expressions OF ET Contact .a visual blueprint?' Through her work as Principal of ACERN she has written numerous articles on this subject and this is her first book. Mary is a clinical member of the Academy of Clinical Close Encounter Therapists (ACCET) in America and committee member of the Australasian Society OF Psychical Research (ASPR) and UFO research (UFORUM) in West Australia.

Mary and her support group has appeared in an Australian Documentary OZ Encounters "UFO"s IN Australia. And she also acted as research consultant for a UFO exhibit in Australia "Phenomena."

Up to date, ACERN has been resourced by over 1,000 individuals in Perth, as well as from overseas, Japan, France, UK and North America

Chapter 1

The first chapter begins with a letter from a mature and a highly intelligent professional, who is faced with a realization that he had been having Abduction/contact experiences throughout his life. Frightened and isolated, his letter shows his confusion as he is torn between denial and acceptance. He shares how a book on 'Abductions' was the catalyst to his awakening to his own Contact.

Dana Redfield, herself a Contact 'experiencer', said about this chapter: " David's letter describes exactly how I felt, after reading John Mack's book Abduction. Isn't it interesting that our experiences can be different, but the same feelings attend the waking up."

Dana Redfield.... Author of Summoned and Et/Human Link...Hampton Roads

Chapter 2

Chapter two offers some 100 'indicator,' of this experience, from sighting a UFO to the less well known points of reference, as it guides the reader to discern if these are relevant to their own personal experiences.

Chapter 3

Chapter three leads the individual through the 'questioning of their reality,' and explores conventional explanations of this experience, as it explains why conventional explanations are too limited and cannot fully explain this phenomenon. It leaves you to decide if your experience fits the conventional explanations or if you are indeed having some form of Contact.

If you believe you maybe having Contact, then the latter part of the chapter explores the Contact process in "Contact the Chrysalis for Change" and how many individuals experience some of this process and slowly to move from one paradigm to an expanded one. How Contact is a catalyst for change and transformation.

Chapter 4

Chapter four is about Sandra, and her courageous story of how at just fourteen years of age, was diagnosed as mentally ill, after she had told her Doctor she was seeing 'aliens.' This chapter follows her personal quest to understand what was happening to her. She finally challenged the medical diagnosis, found her own "truth" about her experiences.

Chapter four was very inspirational to me and very helpful. It is a very powerful story for what you are working to accomplish. It is particularly "healing" for me, if I think I had it bad, here is a young woman who had a tougher time of it. I can't get enough of 'experiencer' stories."

Dana Redfield.......author Summoned ( Hampton Roads)

Chapter 5

Chapter five explores 'fear' as our personal Armageddon to awakening to our multi-reality and shows many strategies individuals use to cope with fear, from practical to spiritual.

Chapter 6

Chapter six explores emotional support and the many ways to access this support safely and with confidence. The differences between researcher and counsellor, and what each can offer you.

Chapter 7

Chapter seven looks at support groups, both professional and self-help. It shows how experiencer's can support each other by setting up their own support groups, with practical suggestions and guidance.

Chapter 8

Chapter eight contains a personal account by Tracey Taylor, a young woman who consciously remembers her interactions with extraterrestrial beings, she describes them and what they have communicated to her. Tracey has produced some amazing geometric and symbolic art that reflects what she has been shown; she explains what she believes is now occurring on the planet. She also describes her 'process' to produce this art and how she feels speaking the languages and writing the scripts that manifest through her Contact experiences. This has been recorded in an award winning video produced by ACERN "Expressions of ET Contact, a visual blueprint."

Dana Redfield authors (Summoned..Human ET /Link) comments: "Tracey's story is particularly inspiring to me, she invokes "recognition" in me, which unleashes more questions. She really captures in words, and turns on lights. Her story is fascinating, and she is extraordinary, I think. All over, powerful testimonies in your manuscript. I don't see how it cannot attract curious professionals, and of course the value for experiencers is inherent."

Chapter 9

Chapter nine focuses on Children with Contact, and contains personal accounts. These children are often called "Star Kids.' Other names are 'Indigo Children' and Children of light. (See books same name). I include some of the latest research and evidence for these 'new children on the block,' The chapter not only explores some of the evidence for these children, but asks if the readers' children display some of these characteristics and how to support and help them.

Chapter 10 - 16

Chapter 10 The 'Missing pregnancy syndrome, and include the traditional medical explanations for this syndrome, I show how personal accounts 'conflict' with the traditional explanations. It also includes a personal, emotive story of Ann Andrews, (Author of Abducted) who traveled from the UK to Western Australia, to discover through regression what happened to her 'missing pregnancy' which she believed through flashbacks and trauma had been taken by extraterrestrials, as she asked the question of them, "Why did 'they' take my son?' A regression to explore this question completely changed her understanding of what happened to her missing pregnancy, and has implications that are astounding.

Chapter eleven explores the reality of 'Implants,' as those with Contact often feel they have implants placed within their body after Contact experiences. I explore the evidence for their physical and metaphysical reality, with an unusual case study of a lady who believed she had metaphysical 'energy' 'implants' which incorporates a 'past life' memory.

Chapter twelve discusses (HSA) high sense Abilities (psi) 'transformative' effects of Contact, I call "Fruits of Contact.' This translates into abilities such as clairvoyance and telepathy etc. I describe what these abilities are and how to recognize them, with some short personal accounts of how they manifest for some individuals.

Chapter thirteen offers information, references and resources available through books and many other outlets such as media and organizations specific to this experience, to show the reader the many ways that they can access information.

Chapter fourteen Expressions of ET reality, awakening to our multidimensional selves, gives examples of the further reality of ET Contact through drawings, scripts and language that individuals manifest. They describe their process and understanding. I also share two stories of how some terrifying Contact experiences were transformed into very positive healing experiences, which created dramatic changes in lifestyle for two young men. And how whatever the experience this Contact has some positive outcome. This chapter also explores the phenomenon of 'ET Secret Schools ' and the evidence for their reality.

Chapter fifteen explores 'a holistic model of Contact support' and I show how this multi-experience benefits from this approach. And how 'holism' is changing not only our understanding of physical healing, but of psychological and spiritual health. By using a conventional but expanded model of therapy, I show how this model can offer the client a clearer understanding that resonates at a deeper level. I demonstrate why I needed to 'marry' the cognitive professional model with this metaphysical base. I demonstrate through regression, how this new model works. This is aimed at researchers and therapists.

Chapter 16 "The ET Contact elephant." I show how this complex phenomenon has no single answer and we all have versions of its truth. To ask the reader to access their own understanding, to be aware that any conclusions will only be a part of this complex phenomenon and that it will also be altered by their own personal focus, attitude and spiritual beliefs. And to be aware that what we choose to believe will decide how we cope and what we understand. It asks the reader to look at the facts and decide what they feel this may be saying to them, not only for themselves, but humanity as a whole.