I get a lot of books sent to me, but this one was the weirdest — at least in 2008. It’s called The Second Coming: The Archangel Gabriel Proclaims a New Age. It purports to be a roughly 340-page-long Q and A session with one of history’s most famous heavenly messengers.
Gabe, we are told, is channeled by “Reiki Master and spiritual counselor” Robert Baker. The archangel, you’ll be surprised to learn, speaks and sounds a lot like a left-leaning, horoscope-reading, crystal-clutching, green-tea-sipping, incense-burning New Age baby boomer from California who has picked up a few too many good, good, good “soul vibrations.” (p. 310.)
Here’s a sampling of Gabe’s wisdom: Cancer and all diseases are simply “illusions.” (p.214) So as you “dip into the sea of possibility and probability where reality is concerned… You don’t want to focus on the cancer. You want to focus on the healing, on the solution. You can surround the cancer cells with absolute love. Embrace them with absolute acceptance, nurturing, and love so that you are not fighting them.” (p. 228)
Uptight Floridians aren’t just messing up presidential elections. They’re also causing hurricanes. “Where Florida is concerned, there is a lot of emotional blockage, resistance to feelings,” he says. And people who hold it all in, instead of letting it all hang out, unleash meteorological havoc. “You have storms. You are creating a mutation of weather through what you are holding inside.” (p. 290) All that pent up “emotional turmoil” and “emotional blockage” near the “Atlantean vortex” and the Bermuda Triangle’s “doorway in time and space” can’t be good for the planet, Gabriel suggests. (p. 290-291.)
Dennis Kucinich was the best choice for president in 2008, but he didn’t win because the election was rigged. (p. 322).
Does all of the above sound slightly nutty? Gabriel knew you probably wouldn’t get it. “You see, the masses as a whole are not all at the level of soul evolution that approximately one third of the planet is at,” he writes. “But all you need is that one third to create a quantum shift.” (p. 96)