10 Feb
18th century rendition of a guardian angel.

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Parade Magazine is a weekly publication that is delivered in the USA to a very large number of families every week with their Sunday newspaper. On January 5th, 1986, this magazine published an article titled THE BEST AND WORST OF EVERYTHING. The article was a review of the year 1985. Within that article, under the heading Best International News was the following report:

Six Soviet cosmonauts said they witnessed the most awe-inspiring spectacle ever encountered in space – a band of glowing angels with wings as big as jumbo jets. According to “Weekly World News“, cosmonauts Vladimir Solevev, Oleg Atkov and Leonid Kizim said they first saw the celestial beings last July (July, 1985), during their 155th day aboard the orbiting “Salyut 7” space station. “What we saw”, they said, “were seven giant figures in the form of humans, but with wings and mistlike halos, as in the classic depiction of angels. Their faces were round with cherubic smiles.” Twelve days later, the figures returned and were seen by three other Soviet scientists, including woman cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya. “They were smiling”, she said, “as though they shared in a glorious secret.”

It is indeed sad that such a wonderful event was not in the headlines of the news in every newspaper around the world. Was it absent from the headlines of the world because we, the people of the world have become so cynical? Perhaps it was because the Angels were seen only by Soviet Cosmonauts and no one at that time wanted to give the Soviets credit for being the ones chosen to see such an important event. Perhaps the news media felt that no one would believe it and that they would be ridiculed for printing the story. If any one or more of those possible reasons are correct, then it is a sad commentary on our times.

There are Angels, of course. They exist as beings on a higher level plane (higher frequency) than the physical plane on which we live. There are a number of levels of Angelic existence, including Angels, Arch-Angels, Cherubim and Seraphim. We now are seeing them represented almost everywhere. Beings of a Spiritual nature have been written about in literature for many years. As an example of a similar phenomenon, beginning for the most part, in the decade of the sixties (but also in subsequent years), we began to see many depictions of the Unicorn. This was brought about partly because of the changeover from one Age (Pisces) to another (Aquarius) and the closeness in time of events that were then a number of years away, but were related to the changeover, as certain cycles began to close and others began to open. As time passed, these events were to accompany that changeover as it took place. There are also other factors that were involved (karmic, et al), and some of those events have now already begun and are, of course, affecting the entire planet. Returning, however, to the subject of the phenomenon we were discussing, it might also be interesting to note that The Unicorn is considered by some to be a symbolic representation of the Universal Christ.


As previously stated, more recently, there has been a great interest in Angels, accompanying an increase in depictions of Angelic Beings, both in pictures and figurines as well as other media, just as it was for Unicorns. These things are happening as another important sign of the times. They are inspired by Higher Positive Forces to help prepare our planet and those of us who live on it for the changes to our world which have been touched upon in other writings at this website. These changes, as you know, have already begun.

It is very likely that you have heard the term Guardian Angel in reference to Spiritual Beings whose work is to watch over and protect human beings. There have also been numerous references to them in the literature of the world. There is a beautiful song about Guardian Angels that was sung by Mario Lanza on an album of Christmas songs that he recorded. That is only one example of many. Perhaps you can think of others. Some people believe that the term Guardian Angels came from the fact that we all have two Spirit Guides, one at each shoulder, to guide us as They see need. This, of course, does not exclude their guiding us in such a way as to protect us from danger also. Because of this, some persons believe that these Beings may have been the origin for the name Guardian Angels (although, in the author’s experience, these particular Spirit Guides are actually unseen Ascended Masters rather than Angels) while others believe that the Guardian Angels are separate and distinct from the two Guides at our shoulders. Knowing which point of view is correct is not nearly as important as the knowledge that we are watched over by Higher Positive Forces. Of course, this does not mean that harm will never come to us. There are things that we (at a higher level) choose to endure in order to learn (at the conscious, physical level) the associated lessons. These Higher Forces will not interfere with those decisions made at that level.

As earlier indicated, there have been a number of relatively recent depictions of Angels in literature and other art forms, including television and motion pictures. One that has become very popular is the motion picture It’s A Wonderful Life. In another film, one of the more beautiful scenes depicting an Angel was near the end of the motion picture Date With An Angel when the Angel swooped down in a burst of brilliant white light to protect Her Charge, a young man who was being put upon by the other characters in the film. The television series Highway To Heaven told a number of beautiful and inspiring stories about an Angel doing work on Earth, and one of the more recent television series Touched By An Angel told a number of such stories also. If Angels can actually appear in human form, perhaps we should all take care; we may be entertaining Angels unawares.

When you were reading, at the beginning of this essay, the article from Parade Magazine quoted herein, did you then wonder or have you since wondered about the glorious secret that the Angels knew that caused them to smile as they did? The impression received by the cosmonaut that the Angels shared a glorious secret was not by accident. Such an important idea would not be left to chance by Beings who showed themselves for a very important purpose. They wanted to be seen so the people of the Earth would know that all is well in the world (or plane) of Spiritual Beings, that God is alive and well, thank you (if there were any here who might have had their doubts about that fact), and finally, in case we didn’t get the message from the motion picture 2010, “Something is going to happen; something wonderful” that we of this planet will not want to miss. The author has written, in other essays at this website, about The Light At the End of the Tunnel. A more than significant part of what constitutes that Light is the presence (and the future benefits of the Work) of the Universal Christ, in a state of Oneness with the young person who is to become recognized as the Master of the Aquarian Age, now living and maturing on this planet while preparing for the Work that lies ahead for this very special Person. Work which will lay the future Spiritual Foundation for the people of this planet. Work that will help the people of this planet change their personal priorities from those of seeking and holding wealth, power and material things, to focus instead on the real importance that God deserves in our lives and to focus also on bringing about, at all levels, a state of international Brotherhood and Sisterhood among humankind, where the well-being of our brothers and sisters, our fellow human beings, takes priority over the acquisition of wealth and power. Do you suppose that any one or more of these things just might be part of the “glorious secret” that the Angels shared? You know, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised! In fact, knowledge of the presence of the Universal Christ, once more in human form on our planet, would be enough to make me smile too! How about you?



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