Jove, the Jupiterian influence

Celeste Korsholm

INTRODUCTION

In May, 1993, Jove appeared in my morning meditation. Ever since the summer of 1991, when I clairvoyantly received the portrait drawings of the Planetary Council, Jove has been a dear, much loved companion in spirit. Jove is another name for Jupiter, the ancient Roman king of the gods. He represents Planet Jupiter on the Planetary Council. The twelve member Council, with representatives of all the planets, is responsible for the ascension of the solar system into higher consciousness. Within this structure, Jove and the Jupiterians focus their efforts on balancing the magnetic fields of all the planets.

Whenever Jove appears, I immediately begin to smile. Even if he is almost nine feet tall and completely bald, his teasing grin and sparkling green eyes put me at ease. I can easily imagine him streaking recklessly through space and time in his star ship, taking risks for the fun of it. Of all the planetary ascended masters, Jove seems the most human and down to Earth. He isn't awesomely remote and superior. From direct personal experience, he understands human frailties and yet appreciates the joys of the sensual life.

On that particular May morning, I felt Jove's loving energy field surround my physical body, lifting me out of this dimension. There was a short period of confusion when I wasn't sure what was happening. I had impressions of being inside a small space ship, but nothing was very clear. Jove reassured me that all I needed to do was relax. We were on our way to Jupiter! Next, I felt Jove leading me into a modern space city floating around in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter. It circled the entire planet like the rings around Saturn. We passed quickly down long corridors, and zoomed upward in clear tubes of light. I had glimpses here and there of the familiar broiling red spot and turbulent gases of Jupiter's atmosphere.

At last, we entered a large conference room. A group of tall, thin, light beings rose to greet us. Jove introduced me to these celestial beings, the ruling council of Jupiter. I felt a wave of love and joy sweep over me. As I looked closer into their light bodies, I could make out facial features and a body structure of denser material suspended within a brighter field. The body form was humanoid, except for a long tail and scales down their backs!

I looked into the eyes of the leader, Jehoshaphat. Like Jove, he emitted a warm, loving energy. I immediately felt comfortable, as if we were old friends. Mentally, Jehoshaphat began to communicate the history of Jupiterian evolution. Pictures appeared in my mind of reptiles in a swampy environment. These, I learned, were the original inhabitants of the liquid gas environment on Jupiter. He showed me a great variety of reptiles of all sizes and shapes. Some were standing up on strong back legs leaning on large tails. Some were slithering along the ground like crocodiles. Some could fly. I felt as if I had wandered into a dinosaur movie set!

This was the beginning of an exciting new adventure. Over the next month, I telepathically received fascinating information about Jupiterian life and evolution. Each morning I sat down at the computer, briefly closed my eyes, and waited for the ideas to begin blossoming in my mind. Although I have done many different kinds of channelling over the past ten years, speaking, writing, and drawing clairvoyantly, I found this experience different. It was not trance channelling or automatic writing. It was not even my usual method of direct thought transference taken as dictation from Spirit. This experience was much more immediate. It was almost as if I was right there witnessing the whole drama through the eyes of the participants. I would then express my impressions in my own words as best I could. Well, I always did want to be a writer! The Masters were giving me a golden opportunity to realize this dream.

I invite you to share my experience on Jupiter. Meet the wonderful, joyful, expansive Jupiterians. View the world through their eyes. Learn about their history and culture. Much of the information is conveyed in Jehoshaphat's own words.

Perhaps you have a personal connection with Jupiter. Perhaps you have been part of the Jupiterian interaction with Earth. Our history together is long. Jupiterians have served the cosmic plan on Earth in many times and places. Like us, Jupiterians make choices and mistakes. Like us, they learn by doing. Like us, they wish to become whole by lovingly sharing all that they are.

JEHOSHAPHAT'S STORY

I was born into a family of diplomats. It may be difficult to imagine reptiles dressed in formal attire, attending state functions, sophisticated, debonair, and suave, but this is the kind of environment in which I grew up. I travelled everywhere with my intergalactic ambassador parents. The distances covered were so vast that I could not be left behind. My parents' lengthy assignments kept us away from Jupiter for years at a time. Our whole household moved with us. Although we had a house on Jupiter, I grew up feeling most at home in our private quarters on the space ship.

It was a very privileged upbringing. I lived among the most evolved beings of our race in constant interaction with superior beings from all other planetary systems. My parents were among those who took responsibility joyfully and lovingly. They loved their work. They loved to serve. They were wonderful examples for me to follow. I was treated as a responsible person with purpose and worth from my earliest childhood. I was thoroughly educated in the history of our race, its triumphs and tragedies. I am uniquely qualified to tell the "TALES OF JUPITER."

My particular reptilian species flourished from the beginning in Jupiter's fourth dimension. As the young planets were forming around the sun, the Sowers passed through the system, planting seeds of life. The Sowers are highly evolved beings who serve the cosmic plan by instilling potential life forms, gathered from all parts of the universe, into newly forming environments. They proceed onward, not pausing to cultivate or harvest. The life seeds that the Sowers cast upon Jupiter's third dimensional environment did not thrive. Third dimensional Jupiter has a small, rocky core about the size of Earth with a thick, turbulent, gaseous atmosphere that makes it the largest known planet in our solar system. From its creation, Jupiter had almost enough helium and hydrogen to burn like the sun. To this day, its internal heat source gives off much more light than it receives. It has a huge, magnetic force field that has attracted 16 known satellites, one as big as Mercury, and three as big as our moon. Eventually, it is expected to gather enough mass to become a second sun in our solar system.

Unlike Earth, Jupiter's third dimension was not favorable to growth. Most life seeds found the faster vibrations of the fourth dimension much more comfortable. Early life on Jupiter's fourth dimension was much like Earth's ancient aquatic life. Plant life floated in the liquid atmosphere rather like seaweed. Some forms grew together in vast floating forests and provided refuge for a great variety of other life forms. Some of the animal species formed huge colonies. Their bony remains were incorporated into living communities like the coral reefs on Earth. On Jupiter, these floating islands drift through the atmosphere like continents moving over the surface of underlying liquid magma.

Jupiter has no hard surface. Solid changes gradually to liguid, Earth scientists cannot understand why the Great Red Spot, and the smaller white spots are such permanent features in the atmosphere. On Earth, weather systems form regularly over geographic surface features. Jupiter has none that the astronomers can detect. Earth scientists could solve this mystery by looking into the fourth dimension. There, the floating communities cause the permanent, cyclone-like patterns in the liquid, gaseous atmosphere. The Great Red Spot is the location for the Jupiter's main city.

These communities have always provided a focus of interaction for a wide variety of species. Over the ages, they became centers of civilization and learning. The species who adapted to community living evolved much more quickly than those who chose to live alone. You see this same phenomena in Earth's communal dolphins who evolved more rapidly than the solitary sharks.

My reptile species was one of the groups who adapted to the floating communities. Our physical form is similar to the kangaroo with the addition of pointed scales down the back and tail. (See illustration, page 7.) The small upper bodies support two "arms" folded upward like a praying mantis. The "hands" are long, thin, and claw-like. Our three slender fingers have curving nails and are slightly webbed. We have an opposing thumb growing out of the palm near the wrist. This prehensile thumb, added to our large brain capacity, helped us dominate our environment.

JEHOSHAPHAT

Our lower bodies are much larger and stronger than the upper bodies. We stand erect and lean on our tails for support. When walking, we rise up on the lower portion of muscular legs, leaving the upper legs free to carry things or gather food. Although the tail can be raised during running, we ordinarily let it drag. We can jump long distances with our powerful back legs. At top speed, our motion is a combination of running and jumping. We can move very quickly when in danger or in pursuit of prey. This was another survival advantage for our species. The "foot" portion of the leg is narrow and flat with three long, clawed toes. The other opposing claw near the ankle is not as developed as the "thumb" on the hand, although it is useful in many ways. We can also grasp with the feet, much as you can pick things up in your toes.

Our heads are wedge-shaped, being broad at the back and narrowing to a pointed nose in front. The ears are holes near the back of the head partly covered with a flexible fold of skin. Nose holes lie on either side of a broad, bony ridge that stretches into a crest of scales that continues down the center of the back to the tip of the tail. Our scaly, tough skin comes in a wide variety of green tones. Inside our mouths are rows and rows of small teeth. Before swallowing, we thoroughly chew the plant life that is the bulk of our diet.

From the first, my species was naturally family and group oriented. Our young needed much care. Our survival depended upon the support of a large, family group. This is how we developed the love aspects of our characters. Through love, we learned laughter and developed our sense of humor. It may be hard to think of reptiles as fun, but don't forget the crocodile's smile! Imagine a family group of reptiles laughing together at some great joke. Their laughter echoes like ripples through the liquid atmosphere. Other surrounding groups respond to the expanding energy and join in. This creates wider circles of laughter that reach more groups. It spreads throughout the whole planetary system. It feels so good, we become addicted to laughter. We laugh at every opportunity. Eventually, our species set up vast, expansive, waves of energy that even extended out into space.

This joyful energy radiating from Jupiter attracted the Watchers. The Watchers are another group of highly evolved cosmic beings who follow the Sowers into new solar systems. They investigate the fledgling life forms that have begun to evolve in their new environment. Many of the Sower's seeds have not found the necessary growing conditions. The chemical mix, the temperatures, etc., may not be compatible. Others flourish, adapting to the unique environment as they grow. These "survivors" are the life forms which interest the Watchers.

When the Watchers arrived in our solar system and noted the vibrations of joy emanating from Jupiter, they came to investigate. Our species had not only found conditions on Jupiter good for growth, (and there were many varieties of these), but had developed the intelligence to laugh. This ability to laugh particularly interested the Watchers. It showed superior potential for further development. They decided to stimulate our group consciousness with an infusion of higher Light intelligence. The Watchers chose our particular reptile form because it had successfully adapted to the given environment. So, the reptiles became the "chosen people" on Jupiter.

As I describe this process on Jupiter, I am also outlining the general pattern of what happened on Earth to the homo sapiens species. Jupiter's physical reptile form, just like Earth's ape form, was infused with Light intelligence and forever changed. Your successful body form began with the ape. Ours began with a reptile. It is as simple as that. There are still reptile forms, as well as many other life forms, existing on Jupiter that have not evolved significantly beyond basic instinctive survival levels; just as there are still apes on Earth swinging from the trees. The reptiles now existing on Earth, compared to the Elders on Jupiter, are analogous to the monkeys now on Earth compared to the Ascended Masters.

As long as the reptile body form provides useful learning experiences, our group consciousness continues to focus in that form. I, Jehoshaphat, still identify with the reptile form because my evolution accelerated so much within that body. At other stages in my evolution, I have focused on other body forms. Eventually, we all reach a state of consciousness in which we can create, at will, any appropriate body form. For the purposes or this manuscript, I appear as a reptile.

Like the Sowers, the Watchers completed their assignment and withdrew. They allowed Jupiterians to evolve at their own pace through personal experience. Periodically, they returned to check on our progress and give us another infusion of higher Light intelligence. Most of the species lived and died, gradually improving according to Darwin's ideas of natural selection. The "chosen" reptile species evolved much more quickly, making great leaps in consciousness every time the Watchers returned.

The first thing that a species does with higher Light intelligence is to insure that its survival needs are met. Once these are securely established, the society can focus on meeting less essential needs. Very early in our development, our greatest minds began to playfully experiment with their newly discovered creativity. The more they created, the more they laughed, the more outrageous their creativity became. It didn't take long for an imbalance to occur. Creativity without responsibility causes chaos.

Much of the early creativity on Jupiter was on the level of a food fight among children. It was very funny to see others dripping with slimy food. It was not so funny to find it running down your own nose! What began as an innocent playfulness soon deteriorated into destructive, maniacal glee at seeing someone else looking foolish. Our society became a nightmare of one-upmanship, all in the name of pleasure. It was like a whole society of "The Three Stooges!" We were so busy playing practical jokes on each other in revenge for practical jokes played on us that we had no energy for improving ourselves or our society.

Large groups gathered into gangs in order to dominate other species. They learned to control others by the power of laughter. In our liquid-like environment, the sounds of laughter set up waves of energy. When a large enough group laughed together, they created enough powerful energy waves to simply blow everything else away. Laughter became aggressive. Think of the evil laughter attributed to the Joker in your "Batman" comics. The power of laughter can be misused like any other power.

For long ages, laughter rippled throughout the planet. Nothing positive was accomplished for so long that some Jupiterians began to rebel. They sought other ways to experience. Some went to the extreme of believing laughter was completely wrong. They began to establish a society that totally suppressed humor. For them, sobriety was considered superior. Anyone caught laughing, joking, or even smiling was punished. They turned their energy from enjoyment to hard work. They began to focus on creating structure and form. In time, they made great progress in science and technology. Like bees in a hive, they accomplished much by directing all their energy toward completing assigned tasks. Responsibility gradually replaced laughter as the prime characteristic of the evolving Jupiterian species.

These sober ones contributed much to Jupiterian evolution, but they also carried seriousness to the extreme. A society with no humor, no matter how technologically advanced, is deprived. Generation after generation of industrious, but lugubrious, Jupiterians ground despondently through their lives until this extreme also ran its course. We had to experience all facets of humor before we could totally master it and to move on to other lessons. Even the soberest of the sober eventually had enough and recognized the need for change. Of course, they decided very solemnly what must be done.

An inquiry was instigated. Throughout the planet, they searched for one who still knew how to laugh. It seemed an impossible task. No living soul remembered what laughter was. The ancient legends told of a prehistoric race who nearly destroyed the planet with their laughter. Surely the elders did not want to find one of these! Surely, they did not want Jupiterians to return to senseless laughter! What horrors might ensue! In spite of their deep reservations, the ingrained habits of responsible obedience motivated the Jupiterians to search high and low into the furthest reaches of the planet for one who could still laugh.

They searched diligently for long Jupiter years without success. One gloomy morning, a melancholy search crew drooped in despair around their makeshift campsite. They had been forcing themselves onward by will power alone for so long that they were totally confused and discouraged! They were too disheartened to even get up and begin one more hopeless day. As Josiah, the leader, lay there, his eyes half open, trying to find the strength to get up, he hazily caught a glimpse of movement out of the corner of his eye. When he blinked and looked closer, he saw a little creature about two inches long jumping up and down, up and down.

It looked like a cricket with a long tail. Each time it jumped, the head flew back and the tail flew up. Air escaped from both ends in a noisy, syncopated rhythm. From the mouth came a high pitched toot. From the other end sounded a flatulent, low, syncopated blast. Toot! Floom! Toot! Floom!

TOOT

Josiah watched this performance in amazement. Deep inside his chest, he felt something stirring. It was a scratchy, tickling sensation. He stared in amazement at the agitated creature. He poked his companions, pointing speechlessly at the little lizard. Stupefied, they glanced at each other. They could not believe their eyes. They looked back at the tooting, farting performance. Their eyes got bigger. The sensations in their chests increased to a painful pressure. Finally, it could be contained no longer. Like a long locked door slowly creaking open, the Jupiterians began to laugh.

"Ha!" they wheezed. "Ha! Ha! Haw! Haw! Haw!" One outburst followed another, getting louder and stronger with each explosion. It was contagious. In a moment, everyone joined in. The more they watched the creature, the more they choked. They slapped their chests and rolled around on the ground. It felt so good it hurt! They were laughing! The Jupiterians rediscovered laughter! What a revelation! Deeply buried and long denied, there it was all along, still inside themselves.

Everyone who saw the little lizard quickly remembered his sense of humor. Once they got started, laughter came easily to the Jupiterians. In time, they discovered many other things to laugh about. Their innate sense of humor soon enriched every aspect of their lives. The long, bitter experience taught them the importance of finding a balance between responsibility and pleasure. The Jupiterians vowed never again to forget their sense of humor.

JUPITERIANS ON EARTH

Over the aeons, Jupiterians and Earthlings, like all mortals in space and time, have interacted on many levels. Both are multi-dimensional beings who evolve in myriad places and times. The fourth dimensional Jupiterian reptile is only one example. Some reptilian life forms were transported directly to Earth from Jupiter. The slower, more resistant species were sent to Earth for additional learning opportunities. These were the dinosaurs who dominated Earth for 160 million years, then abruptly disappeared 65 million years ago.

What makes this long extinct species so intriguing to the modern mind? Dinosaurs have fascinated scientists and layman alike ever since their bones were first discovered in the 19th century. Perhaps there is a deeper connection to Jupiter than is realized. Perhaps the present enchantment with dinosaurs indicates personal experiences with Jupiterians in some other time and place.

Most of the dinosaurs left at the end of a great cosmic cycle, just as many human physical forms are leaving Earth at this time. Theories abound about why they suddenly vanished. Perhaps a huge meteor caused a pole shift. Perhaps the dinosaurs got too big and competitive and destroyed themselves. The spiritual reason behind their disappearance is more important than the physical cause. It was the end of a cycle. It was time to move on.

Some dinosaurs did ascend into higher dimensions. Many of these chose to return to become leaders on Jupiter. Others adapted to changed physical conditions on Earth. They lived on in new physical forms and became the ancestors of modern birds. Still others were transported to distant planets to continue their evolution elsewhere. Numerous opportunities and choices are available at the end of every cycle.

Some Jupiterians chose to become humans on Earth. Jehoshaphat was one of these. His human incarnation is recorded in II Chronicles, chapters 17 through 20. The Old Testament was written as moralistic instruction about the proper relationship between man and God. Those who loved God and kept his commandments were blessed. Those who didn't were cursed or destroyed. Jehoshaphat's Old Testament story is given a different interpretation by the Jupiterians. In this case they explain, that it is a story about the relationship between man and Jupiterian extraterrestrials.

The Jupiterian extraterrestrials were like future selves who came back through time. After achieving a certain level of consciousness, they understood that service to others was the fastest way to evolve. They chose to serve the cosmic plan by volunteering for an assignment on a space ship located in Earth's atmosphere.

Imagine a group of evolving beings volunteering for the assignment of going back into their own past to learn neglected lessons in love. It is similar to a group of well-meaning missionaries going into the jungles of Africa to convert the natives to Christianity. The technology which the missionaries take for granted seems like magic to the natives. Used wisely, the technology gets the attention of simpler people so that the greater wisdom can be shared. Misused, it makes gods out of the missionaries. It causes separation and defeats the whole purpose of the project. How can you motivate someone to follow your example if he thinks he is inferior? Extraterrestrial groups have had to deal with this phenomena many times in their interactions with Earth people.

In Bible times in the Middle East, the Jupiterian group faced this age old problem. Their Elders had warned them what to expect, but the actual direct experience was still difficult. Humans immediately interpreted the superior technology of the Jupiterians as the magic of the gods. This group had agreed, in advance, like many other groups before and since, that the best way to handle this challenge was to have a Jupiterian born into incarnation by a human woman. Growing up on Earth as a human, he could be watched over by the extraterrestrials. He could gradually be awakened to his real origin. At maturity, he would become the bridge, the connecting link, between Earth beings and space beings. He would understand both viewpoints and be able to facilitate positive interaction. By guiding one of their own, they could serve humanity without interfering with human free will.

So it was decided that Jehoshaphat was the one to incarnate. His diplomatic training had helped him develop skills in arbitration and law. He had an innate ability to investigate both sides of a dispute, and to look for common goals that would bring people together. Jehoshaphat was born to a human mother artificially impregnated by a Jupiterian father. In the Biblical account, he succeeds his human father, Asa, as King of Judah. He reigns for twenty five years, bringing peace, justice, and prosperity to his people.

What they don't discuss in the Bible is Jehoshaphat's special relationship with the Jupiterian extraterrestrials. From time to time throughout his youth, members of the Jupiterian group appeared to him in a glowing ovoid of light. He came to love and trust their gentle presence. They encouraged and supported him, gradually awakening him to his origin and assignment on Earth. In a crisis, they were always there to guide him. He learned to think, pray and seek prophetic advice before he acted. He had a strongly developed intuition which fasting and prayer enhanced. The prophets of Bible times, what you now call channels, helped him confirm his inner ideas and feelings. This special relationship with the Jupiterians was a great advantage throughout Jehoshaphat's life. However, he didn't always follow their advice. He was still partly human. He had free will to do as he chose.

For example, the story recorded in II Chronicles 18, tells of Jehoshaphat's alliance with Ahab, the King of Israel. Ahab proposed to pit their combined military forces to defeat Ramoth-Gilead. Jehoshaphat suggested to Ahab that they consult the prophets of the Lord before committing themselves. He hesitated because his Jupiterian guidance had informed him that Ahab would be killed in this battle and their forces defeated. To satisfy Jehoshaphat, Ahab ordered 400 prophets to make their predictions about the outcome of the conflict. All 400 men said, "Go to battle. You will win."

But Jehoshaphat still wasn't satisfied. Even though 400 prophets predicted victory, he knew something was wrong. He requested yet another prophet's advice. At last, Ahab reluctantly sent for Micaiah, the son of Imia. The King dreaded Micaiah's words from prior experience. He never before had prophesied what Ahab wanted to hear.

At first, Micaiah spoke exactly the same words as all the other prophets. "Go to battle. You will win." On further questioning, Micaiah agreed to describe a vision which he had recently experienced. Micaiah tells of seeing the "Lord" sitting on a throne with all the "host of heaven" standing around him. The "Lord" asks, "Who can entice Ahab to fight and loose the battle?" Various suggestions are offered by those standing around the throne. Finally, a "lying spirit" comes up with the idea of putting predictions of victory in the prophets' mouths. The "Lord" likes this idea and commissions the "lying spirit" to proceed. Finally, Micaiah sees "all of Israel scattered upon the mountains like sheep that have no shepherd."

Who was this "Lord" who schemed to "entice" Ahab? Who were the "host of heaven standing around the throne?" Who was this "lying spirit?" who conceived the idea of false prophecies to deceive the King of Israel? The Bible doesn't explain. Does this sound like God conferring with his angels? Or does this sound more like a group of Jupiterians who have not yet learned to stay out of human affairs? The Jupiterians still viewed themselves as superior beings manipulating humans for their own good. They were trying to control rather than guide. They were creating karma that must someday be resolved.

In the Bible story, Ahab and his 400 prophets were very angry to hear Micaiah's vision. After all, how could 400 prophets be wrong and Micaiah be right? They threw Micaiah into prison and marched off to battle in spite of Jupiterian warnings. During the battle, Ahab tried to protect himself and foil the prophecy by dressing as a common soldier. The enemy attacked King Jehoshaphat at first, thinking that he was Ahab. In all the melee, the Jupiterians had great difficulty in protecting their human representative from harm. Ahab, in spite of all his precautions, was killed by a stray arrow. Without their leader, all of Israel scattered and ran away. Micaiah's vision came true. The Jupiterians were right.

In II Chronicles 19, verse 2, it is written that after the battle, Jehu, the son of Janani the seer, was sent to tell Jehoshaphat, "There was wrath upon him before the Lord." The Bible says, "Jehoshaphat was forgiven because of the other good things he had done." From the Jupiterian standpoint, this whole drama had taught them a valuable lesson. If Jehoshaphat had been killed, all the years of planning and preparation would be wiped out in one moment. Then and there, the extraterrestrials vowed to stay out of human affairs unless asked to intervene. On Jehoshaphat's side, he realized that the Jupiterians knew what they were talking about. In the future he vowed to listen more closely to his Jupiterian guidance.

Through the rest of Jehoshaphat's reign, he was able to rule his kingdom wisely. Judah prospered under his leadership. The Jupiterians guided from afar, working with the king rather than commanding his obedience. A later event in Jehoshaphat's reign related in II Chronicles 20, reveals this changed relationship.

A great army of Moabites and Ammonites allied themselves against Judah. This time, Jehoshaphat knew that his only hope of survival was to appeal to the space brothers for assistance. So he gathered all the people together to fast and pray for divine intervention. Only then would the Jupiterians take direct action. When the humans asked for their help, the Jupiterians promised, speaking through a prophet named Jahaziel, to handle everything. They told the Israelites to stand by and watch as their enemies destroyed themselves. Sure enough, the Jupiterians confused the battle lines so that the Moabites and Ammonites began to fight among themselves. Once started, they continued the combat until all were dead. At the end of the day, the army of Judah came onto the battlefield unopposed and gathered all the spoils.

It seemed like a miracle to the people of Judah. They joyfully returned home, praising God and celebrating their good fortune. After this, no one ever attacked Judah again, and the people's faith in God greatly increased. The Jupiterians were delighted that God could get the credit. They laughed and congratulated themselves on a job well done.

JUPITER AND THE ANCIENT ROMANS

The words, "jovial" and "jolly," are derived from Jove, another name for Jupiter, king of the Roman gods. Hearty conviviality is uniquely Jupiterian. Astrologically, Jupiter is the planet of happiness. It rules Sagittarius. It represents expansiveness, optimism, creativeness. Jupiterians are often the risk-takers, the confident adventurers in the solar system. They volunteer for many difficult assignments with the understanding that loving service brings the greatest evolutionary rewards. Their love of adventure leads them into dangerous situations. They are at their best during an emergency. They have courage and resourcefulness. But when the crisis is resolved, Jupiterians tend to have more difficulties. They get entangled in the problems of sensual, third dimensional life.

All the strenghtes and weaknesses of Jupiterians are illustrated in their interaction with the ancient Romans. It is no accident that the name, Jupiter, the Roman king of the gods, was chosen for the fifth planet from the sun. Both the idealistic Jupiterians and the Romans thought that their superior civilization could save the world. They felt justified in forcing their ideas on others.

All went well for the Romans and their Jupiterian guides as long as they had new worlds to conquer, new challenges to meet. Jupiterians stimulated Roman engineers to create some of the greatest architecture, bridges, aqueducts, and roads of all time. They inspired the Romans to establish laws which maintained a stable society.

Jupiterians guided the Romans to develop very rapidly from a simple agrarian society to world conquerors. Not until the conquests were completed and the Romans were established as a world power, did Jupiterian weaknesses cause problems for the Romans. Roman society began to deteriorate from its internal flaws. Power and success led to corruption and excess.

This decay is reflected in the Roman's changed attitude toward the gods, especially toward Jupiter, (also called Jove), the king of the gods. Originally, Jupiter was considered to be a powerful, dignified, god of the sky. He destroyed his enemies, defended the weak, and controlled the weather with his lightening bolts. An eagle and an oak tree were his attributes. Later ideas about Jupiter reveal a very different god. Ovid tells of Jupiter's anger at mankind. He decided to destroy all but one man and one woman with a flood, much like the Old Testament story of Noah. His attraction to beautiful mortal women became notorious. Jupiter changed himself into a bull to seduce Europa, a swan, for Leda, a shower of gold, for Danae, a satyr, for Antiope, and a cloud, for Io. The remote, regal, Jupiter had deteriorated into a very human, Jove.

These stories about Jove demonstrate that again, the Jupiterians got entangled in the sensual, third dimensional life of the Romans. As "gods," they could get away with all kinds of outrageous behavior. The Jovian group of Jupiterians took maximum advantage of this opportunity. They enjoyed physical life to the fullest for as long as it lasted. The Jupiterians working with the Romans had the same problem as the Jupiterians working with the Israelites. They still needed to learn that progress could not be enforced from outside. To be lasting, it must come from free will choice, from inside. They could not interfere in human free will with impunity. Someday, they would have to balance this karma. Someday, they would suffer the consequences.

JUPITER TODAY AND TOMORROW

Today's Jupiterians are laughing and loving. They live in modern space colonies which are protected environments monitored by highly advanced technology. Robots and computers handle routine maintenance. Temperature and atmosphere are controlled. Medical and scientific specialists maintain high standards of health and comfort in the environment. For aeons of Earth time they have been free from basic survival concerns. Their space ships travel throughout the galaxy. They have bases or diplomatic consulates on many planets and satellites in the solar system. They play a responsible role in the solar and galactic confederations that work for the unfolding of the cosmic plan of light in this universe.

Most of contemporary Jupiterian society could no longer survive outside the main civilizations without extensive technological assistance. Some species still choose to do this, just as some native Earth peoples still resist the temptations of the modern world. At different points in Jupiterian history, idealistic groups return to the old ways of living. Those who choose this difficult path have enriched the mass consciousness by reasserting the original strengths of the species. Today, some vigorous young people continue train in the atmosphere for special assignments on other planets, much as your Navy Seals train in the ocean. The love of adventure is still a distinct characteristic of the Jupiterians.

The strength of Jupiterian consciousness has always been their zest for life. They are at their best in challenging periods of expansion. They get into trouble when they run out of new challenges. Their love of the sensual life eventually leads to excesses and corruption. It is this weakness that they work to overcome at every opportunity. Their innate sense of humor helps them slip with less resistance through the sorrows and struggles of evolution, but it does not solve all their problems.

Through painful experience, Jupiterians learned to find a balance between humor and responsibility. They learned to serve joyfully and work with a light heart. Truly, the Jupiterians laughed their way to heaven. Joy lightens every burden. Laughter softens every experience. It has brought the Jupiterians far. All those on Earth who maintain their sense of humor through both victories and defeats are probably connected, through past experiences, to the Jupiterians.

In the coming Earth changes, Jupiterians are guaranteed to be part of the action. They will be serving on a physical, human level, the same level on which they created karmic attachments. They return now to balance this karma. Where there is danger, action, or risks to take, the Jupiterians will charge in, bringing their uniquely Jupiterian optimism, idealism, and light-heartedness. They invite us to join them in anticipating, rather than dreading these changes. Look to the future as the Jupiterians do. They know that life is eternal. They plan to laugh and enjoy every moment of it.