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In 1960, Richard C. Cook moved with his family to Williamsburg, VA, where he spent his formative years in the restored colonial capital. In 1970 Cook graduated from the College of William and Mary, the alma mater of Thomas Jefferson, receiving a degree with honors and election to Phi Beta Kappa. He then came to Washington, D.C., to study the Gurdjieff Work and serve as an analyst with the federal government.
Cook continued his study of the world's spiritual teachings over the next forty years, working with several realized masters, including Hugh Ripman, Abdullah Dougan, Pir Vilayat Khan, Sri Chinmoy, Swami Satchidananda of Kerala, India, and Sri Shivabalayogi. His dharma name is Ramcharandas, which means, "Servant of the Feet of God."
With the federal government, Cook first worked on the policy staff of the U.S. Civil Service Commission followed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Having been promoted to the Jimmy Carter White House, he served under Esther Peterson, Carter's special assistant for consumer affairs. He witnessed first-hand how the Federal Reserve crashed the U.S. producing economy by engineering the recession of 1979-83. This was the start of the total takeover and subversion of the economy by the big bankers and Wall Street. One result of the recession was Carter's loss to Ronald Reagan in the election of 1980.
Cook left Washington to operate a farm he purchased in West Virginia. Returning to Washington in 1985, Cook went to work for NASA as an analyst on the space shuttle program. While there he warned of a possible disaster due to faulty O-ring joints in the solid rocket boosters. The disaster came to pass with the loss of Challenger and seven American astronauts in January 1986. Cook then told the investigating commission and the press that NASA had known of this problem for years.
Moving to the U.S. Treasury department for over two decades, Cook saw how electronic funds transfer created even more wealth and power for the banking system, laying the groundwork for the gigantic financial bubbles and crashes that have dominated the economy for a generation. Upon retirement in 2007, Cook wrote articles predicting the crash of 2008. He has also advocated for a basic income guarantee and in 2011, speaking on the Riviera Maya, introduced his Gaia Plan for a guaranteed income for all people.
Cook has published three books previously: In the Footsteps of the Yogi on his experiences with Sri Shivabalayogi; Challenger Revealed on his time as a whistleblower with NASA; and We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform on how to change the financial system. Cook and his wife Karen now live in Roanoke, VA, where they teach meditation and spirituality.
He is an ordained minister with the Sanctuary of the Beloved and Order of Melchizedek, a non-denominational healing and teaching order that works within the community.
In his latest book, Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension, Cook confronts the central topic of our day: the predicted "End Times." He says the Ascension is real but that it applies to all human beings, not just a select few. He says planet earth has already moved to higher consciousness within the galaxy and that people have the opportunity to move with it through raising their own vibration. He says all man-made structures that rely on the human ego for their source of authority will perish.
Cook says further that the Divine Beings known in ancient times as the Aeons are here and available to guide us, including the Divine Mother and Jeshua ben Joseph, a.k.a., Jesus Christ. He says he is in daily communication with these beings and that they have given him the messages he now conveys to humanity. Divine Mother has also communicated an epilogue for the book.
Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension by Richard C. Cook is being published by CreateSpace, an Amazon Company. Richard C. Cook is available for public speaking and may be contacted through his website at www.richardccook.com or via email at email@example.com.