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on July 3, 2013
"In days to come" is a bizarre book published in 1957. Attributed to Ashtar, a Space Brother and alien from Venus, the real author's name was simply given as EPH in the original edition. EPH stands for Ethel P Hill, arguably the world's oldest UFO contactee. She was 82 years when "In days to come" was published, and around 79 when Ashtar began communicating with her through automatic writing. Judging by her background, however, Mrs. Hill was not your average little lady in tennis shoes interested in harmless metaphysics. With a background in Christianity and Spiritualism, Hill later established contact with William Dudley Pelley's movement. In plain English, EPH was a Nazi! Or, at the very least, very, very right wing.
While most of Ashtar's message to humanity is extremely tedious and boring, a few things do stand out. One is Ashtar's (or rather Hill's) support for McCarthyism, calling for a purge of traitors on all levels of the U.S. administration. Another is Ashtar's pseudo-Biblical language, which sounds almost like an unintentional parody of the KJV. The editor of the on-line edition (who is a sceptic) points out that Ashtar's messages contain the non-existent but KJV-sounding word "thyselves". The message itself sounds like Christian fundamentalism filtered through the language of the UFO contactees. Ashtar is the leader of an alien fleet, comprising about 10 million space brothers working for Jesus Christ, who is currently stationed on Venus. Ashtar and his mighty warriors are charged with the responsibility to cleanse our planet from everything wicked and sinful, before Jesus (referred to as the Commander-in-Chief) returns to establish his kingdom.
Large swaths of Earth have already been marked for destruction, and although Ashtar admonishes humanity to change its ways, it's obvious that he and the aliens intend to interfere in full force. A ferocious war is already being fought on the astral planes surrounding Earth. "Deliberately retrogressive nations" will no longer "cumber the earth". The messages from "Schare" (the alien HQ) become doubly absurd when "Commandant" Ashtar complains about our use of hydrogen bombs, our war-like nature, etc. This from a guy who wants to send most of humanity to kingdom come, and I don't mean Jesus! We also learn that America would have been completely destroyed, had it not been God's chosen. Presumably, Pelley's Silver Legion is therefore safe. Those who survive the apocalypse will, of course, experience a new heaven and a new earth, with abundant food-resources, and so on. All of Earth will be changed through a series of gigantic earthquakes, which will completely revamp the continents. Ashtar (or Hill) uses the term "New Age" to describe this pseudo-Christian millennium. At one point, in something that sounds like a Freudian slip, Ashtar-Hill uses the term "New Regime"!
I can't say I liked these communications from my namesake, and they seem to be pretty unique in a milieu dominated by peaceful, harmless crypto-Theosophists. I suppose the Venusian devil sometimes takes the form of a Silver Shirt of America...
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on December 18, 2008
I could have lived without the "product description" which is in the beginning of the book, and which is a commentary of a modern-day reviewer and not part of the original book.
So, skip the product description part and get right to Ashtar's messages for a good read! This is vintage Ashtar, when he first began on his earth assignment and was himself still learning how to communicate in modern American English. Give him a break already! In his dimension, they communicate almost exclusively telepathically and, by his own admission, learning to communicate in ways that can be understood by earth man was not one of the easier facets of his mission.
I LOVED the original of this book and I am very happy it is republished at an affordable price. I am a modern-day channel for Ashtar and I believe this little book of his early channelings gives a very good idea of his personality, his message and his mission.