Tales from the Planets

By Celeste Korsholm

Jupiter was in the news. The world was focused upon our bright planetary neighbor. The Planetary Council, which is the responsible ruling body of the solar system, takes this opportunity to step forth into the consciousness of mankind. They appear as our elder brothers, each representing a planet. They come to remind us that Earth is not alone. We are a family of planets. What happens to one happens to all. There is a Divine Plan to bring Light into our solar system. We are all participants in the accomplishment of this cosmic plan.

For the past three years, Celeste has been receiving visual impressions and telepathic communications from the Planetary Council about the history and destiny of our solar system. (See the end of this article for a complete list of the members of the Planetary Council and a brief listing of their functions.) Out of the vast amount of information received by Celeste, the following basic ideas give an overall perspective on the past, present, and future of our solar system.

I. The planets in our solar system are similar to universities from which we've all graduated. As we come from our Light Source and decide to experience in the lower densities, we enter through star gates that gradually step down our frequencies and prepare us for life in the third dimension. Lyra, Orion, Sirius, or the Pleiades may be stepping stones along the way. On the way in or out of this solar system, all must pass through Saturn. We can experience the vibrations of all the other planets in the schools of Saturn. We can choose the short, intensive courses or sign up for longer periods on the planets themselves. We may change our minds entirely and head for the higher frequencies, or we might really get to like it here and hang around for aeons. Most choose to graduate from at least one other planet before volunteering for postgraduate work on Earth. We might major in communications at Mercury U. or the fine arts at Venus U. Ever after we have a deep affection for our Alma mater. We have integrated that planet's frequencies and gotten used to its body form. Years later, out of habit, we will probably hang out with other graduates. Even highly evolved Jupiterians with radiant Light bodies tend to maintain wisps of scales and a tail and imbibe oozy green life essence when they get together.

II. The struggle between polarized Light and Dark Forces is not limited to Earth. It exists throughout this sector of the universe. The choice between what we call "good" and "evil" did not begin when Eve ate the apple. It does not end with the "Last Judgment." Our planet, our solar system, has been greatly influenced by powerful forces coming from outside the system which bring with them their weaknesses and strengths. Uranus, for example, was settled by desperate refugees from wars in space. In order to avoid further pursuit, they forced the mutation of their species on a primitive life form found on Uranus. Later, they volunteered for Earth assignment in order to balance this karma by applying their hard-earned wisdom in service to others.

This is a universe of free will. Individuals create and act out many dramas on many stages in order to experience, to learn, and eventually to evolve back to unity consciousness, The One, from which we all came,..... and to choose it of their free will. There is a greater purpose and a planbehind all the apparent chaos we collectively and individually experience.

III. All newly forming solar systems are seeded with an infinite number of potential life forms by cosmic, creative beings called the Sowers. They cast out the seeds of life which have been gathered from all parts of the universe among the young planets. They do not stay to cultivate or harvest. They move on to serve elsewhere.

Sometime later, the Sowers are followed by the Watchers. These cosmic beings search among the new planets for life forms that have adapted well to their new environment. They look for some distinguishing characteristic that shows superior potential for further evolution. On Jupiter, for instance, the Watchers found a group of reptiles whose laughter sent high frequency ripples of energy out into space. They chose this species in which to infuse higher Light intelligence. With this gift, the reptiles evolved much more quickly than other life forms. They soon came to dominate their environment, eventually creating a great civilization on the fourth/fifth dimensions around Jupiter.

On each planet, the Watchers chose species with exceptional potential. For instance, on Venus, they selected fairy-like, winged, humanoid creatures who gave off light and color as they circled in the air. On Neptune, they decided upon a life form that looked like mermaids or mermen, half fish, half human. Uranus developed the Sasquatch form. On Mars, the Watchers selected two insect-like species with equal potential, the ants and the praying mantis, thus setting up conflict from the very beginning. Each planet had its distinctive species which received an infusion of higher Light intelligence. Some, but not all of them, were human.

When it came time for Earth to be developed as a garden paradise, all the other planets were asked to contribute the best of themselves. Jupiterians, for example, contributed their reptile species. We call them dinosaurs. Our great fascination with and fondness for these creatures stems from our past happy associations with Jupiter.

IV. Much ancient mythology is based upon actual historical events. The legends are much adulterated and distorted to suit the purposes of the current storyteller, but kernels of truth remain. Many are the tales of "gods" or "angels" from heaven interacting with men on Earth. Modern translations of ancient Sumerian texts of 6000 BC tell in great detail of the coming of the gods to the Tigris-Euphrates area in the Middle East. The gods are described as a large, quarrelsome family who fought among themselves for power on Earth. They quickly established a highly advanced civilization with writing, agriculture, ir.rigation, and huge building projects where only cave men had existed for thousands of years. The same basic story is retold in later Babylonian, Assyrian, Hebrew, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman mythology. These ancient myths are our only contemporary record of real events that happened long ago.

In those ancient times, many different extraterrestrial groups came to Earth from the other planets with the serious intent of settling on the planet and sharing their superior technology with mankind. The mysterious remains of the pyramids, Stonehenge, the crystal skulls, and the Easter Island heads are examples of prehistoric contact between extraterrestrials and native people. Many of the "Tales From the Planets" outline the challenges and learning experiences of different planetary expeditions to Earth. Martian groups concentrated on the Middle East, for example. Plutonians worked in China. Uranians chose Mexico. As they interacted with primitive tribes, they made mistakes, created karmic bonds, and eventually gained greater wisdom. Many have since incarnated in austere Earth situations in order to experience the other side of the drama andbalance their karmic debt through service. They return to Earth as elder brothers who deeply appreciate, from personal experience, all we are going through. In this current, difficult period of transition at the end of a cosmic cycle, those above help those below so we can all move up together. Members of our planetary family are here to assist Earth's evolution in every way possible.

V. Our solar system's history has been extremely violent with repeated cycles of destruction and expansion. Only catastrophic events could have turned Uranus on its side, created the weird orbit of Pluto, which is sometimes inside Neptune's orbit, sometimes outside, or caused the asteroid belt. The Mayans, Aztecs, and Hopi prophecies reveal the creation and destruction of four previous worlds, which were each annihilated by fire, flood, etc. They say we are now at the end of a fifth world. The Bible story of Noah tells of the great flood that covered the whole world. Edgar Casey, the Sleeping Prophet, spoke of the sinking of Atlantis and the earth changes due at the end of this century. These periodic cycles are all confirmed and explained by Apollo, the ancient Greek god of the sun, with his tale of the Phoenix.

The phoenix of ancient mythology is a fabulously beautiful bird who builds a nest of aromatic boughs, sets it afire, is consumed, then rises from the ashes and flies away to begin a whole new life. Almost every ancient civilization has a phoenix legend, including the Chinese, Sumerians, Egyptians, and Aztecs. This legend is based upon memories of Planet Phoenix, a huge planet with a 3000+ year orbit around the sun. Phoenix has an orbit at right angles to the plane of all the other planets. As it nears perihelion, its nearest point to the sun, it will be coming from behind the sun in the southern hemisphere. Apollo advises astronomers to look for it in the direction of the Phoenix Constellation. By the time it is visible, it will be quite close to Earth.

Our astronomers have not yet discovered the tenth planet because they are looking in the wrong place. They know it is out there, however. Lowell was looking for a tenth planet when he found Pluto. Still, Pluto does not account for all the perturbations of the outer planets. The astronomers are still searching for it.

Phoenix will pass through the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars at its closest point to the sun. Since the asteroids are scattered in a ring all around the sun, it cannot avoid hitting some of them. Others will be thrown out of their orbit by the force of its passage.

The shattered comet that recently hit Jupiter indicates that Phoenix is on its orbit toward the sun. Its powerful magnetic field is stirring up loose celestial bodies. The Planetary Council has been much concerned with finding a harmless means of disposing of this errant comet. Directing it to land on the far side of Jupiter seemed to be most beneficial solution for the whole solar system.

In the near future, Phoenix may disturb other asteroids nearer Earth. This has happened before during other "close encounters" with Phoenix. It may happen again. Long ago, Phoenix's passage through the inner solar system brought it close to Maldec, a planet dominated by female warriors where the asteroid belt is now located. Athena, Greek goddess of war and practical wisdom, represents this planet on the Planetary Council. The powerful magnetic force of Phoenix affected Maldec when she was weakened and extremely out of balance due to a long term nuclear war. The combination of external cosmic forces and internal destruction was too much for Maldec. She exploded and flew in all directions. When the situation stabilized, Planet Earth and its moon were created in a new orbit. Other bits and pieces of Maldec now float around in the asteroid belt.

The return of Planet Phoenix is part of the completion of a whole cosmic cycle that is foretold in Egyptian, Hindu, Mayan, Hopi, and modern prophecies. Although it seems to be destructive, it also acts as a catalyst for change. This is the message of the Phoenix. It will pass through the fire and be reborn from the ashes, so, too, will the Earth and all the other planets. The Phoenix motivates all to complete our Earth cycles and move on in evolution. It also brings all the planets together to meet the challenge as one united, balanced family of planets. Earth is not alone. Its fate is forever linked to the family of planets. All are part of the Divine Plan for this part of the universe. Together we all evolve back to the Light from which we came. Our future will be glorious!

The Planetary Council

  1. HORUS, (ancient Egyptian falcon-headed god of the sky), representing the Sun, co-ordinates the Planetary Council's activities with the higher Intergalactic and Christ Councils.
  2. HERMES, (ancient Greek messenger of the gods), representing Mercury, directs inter-planetary, intergalactic communications.
  3. ADONIS, (handsome youth of Roman mythology loved by Venus, goddess of love), representing Venus, directs the evolution of love and beauty.
  4. ENOCH, (ancient Hebrew scribe), representing Earth on the Planetary Council, directs prophetic communica tions.
  5. CROESUS, (wealthy Lydian king defeated by Persia in 546 BC), representing Mars, co-ordinates Planetary Council activities with the Ascended Masters in the Brotherhood of Light.
  6. ATHENA, (Greek mythology's goddess of war and wisdom), representing the asteroid belt, defends truth and justice.
  7. JOVE, (ancient Roman king of the gods), represent ing Jupiter, maintains the balance of the planets' magnetic fields.
  8. ZOROASTER, (6th century BC priest/reformer who brought monotheism to the ancient Middle East), representing Saturn, concerned with order, structure, and destiny.
  9. QUETZALCOATAL, (Aztec "feathered serpent" god of the sky), representing Uranus, works for religious and philosophical change.
  10. MERLIN, (5th century Welsh sorcerer of King Arthur's Court), representing Neptune, focuses upon scientific discoveries.
  11. LAO-TZU, (6th century BC Chinese philosopher who founded Taoism), representing Pluto, contributes detached wisdom.
  12. APOLLO, (Greek mythology's god of the sun) representing Phoenix, the catalyst for change.