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Children of Light

Children of Light

The Children of Light is a post-New Age organization founded in the early 1990s by Ron Baker and Robert Baker. Ron Baker grew up in North Carolina and by the time he entered college he was conflicted by two career choices that led him to choose a double major, pre-med and the performing arts. The latter won out in the short run, and following his graduation from Baylor University he pursued his master's and doctorate at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Through the 1980s he traveled and sang in opera and stage musicals. He also took the opportunities provided by his travels to study with a variety of alternative healers, from shamans to Reiki masters. He also developed some psychic awareness, including the ability to feel the symptoms from which others suffered. In 1990 his to career brought him New York where he met Robert Baker.

Canadian Robert Baker grew up in a Christian Science home, his grandmother being a practitioner. As a young man he moved to New York City to pursue a career as an actor. He eventually became the make-up artist for the New York City Opera. In 1987 he joined the opera company in a tour of Asia. While in Bali in December he had a near-death experience. As many had before him, during the experience, he traveled to the light and was told that he needed to learn how to love. The experience began a period of intense spiritual searching and development. Then in 1990, while meditating, he fell into a trance. Upon awakening, Baker was told by those with him that he had been channeling an entity named Gabriel. Shortly thereafter, he met Ron Baker.

Working together, the two combined their interests and skills to produce a process of ascension, a process of individual awakening and healing described as transcending the limitations of the ego and opening to Soul Consciousness. The process begins with a review of one's life and the breaking of negative mental and emotional conditionings that hold one in the past. Each person is then initiated into the various levels of Reiki healing, which becomes the basis of the personal development classes that include an introduction to prosperity consciousness and kundalini. The ultimate goal is seen as the opening to new levels of cosmic energy and the development of what is termed Soul Consciousness.

The process of individual development occurs within what is seen as a planetary movement toward ascension that began with the Harmonic Convergence of 1987. This process will culminate with a radical shift of consciousness affecting all of humanity around 2012. The transition period will be broken into segments of time for awakening (1992-98), purification (1999-2001), and integration (2002-12). The Bakers also lead tours to sacred sites around the world and organize worldwide meditations as part of the ongoing efforts contributing to the transition of consciousness among humans.

The Children of Light may be contacted through its Inter-net site at http://www.childrenoflight.com/. It offers a number of cassette tapes containing the channeled messages of Gabriel and the organization's own teachings and instructional material.

Sources:

Children of Light. http://www.childrenoflight.com/. June 10, 2000.

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