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In 1958 Trevor James released "They Live in the Sky," published by Dr. Franklin Thomas through New Age Publishing Company. The book contained several fascinating and informative interviews with Ashtar. Mr. James poses direct questions to the Commander: This excerpt was taken from Ashtar A Tribute posted on this website.
Question: "Are you Etheric beings? Or are you possessed of a fleshly physical body such as mine?"
Ashtar: "I am Etheric. I do not have a fleshly body" like yours, bounded by flesh. But it is possible for me to make my being visible to your optics by certain changes in its vibratory rate."
Question: "This would mean, then, that you are normally invisible to us?"
Ashtar: "Yes. "
If we take Ashtar at his word, we have explanations for some of the alleged encounters with space beings, and also for the fact that both ships and controlling intelligences are known to be invisible on occasions. These beings can convert to a vibratory rate where they are visible to us, but normally belong in a higher vibration.
Question: "As you are an Etheric being, are other Etheric beings visible to you?"
Ashtar: "Yes, although not exactly in terms of optical vision as you know it."
It was about eighteen months after this communication had been received that I gained a rather startling proof of its validity. I paid a call on a distinguished European lady in Los Angeles with an international reputation as a seer and psychic. Discussing various aspects of her faculty with me and answering my questions, she suddenly sat bolt upright in her chair. "Have you ever had any contact with any non-physical beings?" she asked, with a smile. I replied that I believed that I had, but could not be completely sure.
She then said, "There is a magnificent looking being standing beside you, and he communicates to me that is name is Ashtar. Do you know him?"
I replied that the personality was familiar, and she gave me a full description of him as she saw him clairvoyantly. Seven feet or so tall, extremely stern, helmeted, and giving the impression of being a sort of Military man.
This was extremely interesting insofar as Ashtar had described himself as the "Commandant, Vela Quadra Sector, Realms of Schare, All Projections, All Waves," and therefore would probably be a Military type of being.
In possession of just the beginnings of these general theories, I addressed further questions to Ashtar on this subject.
Question: "From your statement that you are Etheric, am I to presume that you have evolved beyond the stage of a Physical and Astral body?"
Ashtar: "Correct. I do not possess a physical casing of the dense type such as yours. I am definitely Etheric, as are the people on other Planets in this Solar System. However, this does not mean that we are invisible to each other as we are to you under normal circumstances. We see each other and live much as you do, but we do not have this dense physical casing which you possess. The advantages, benefits and comforts of this living are enormous, and the irritations of the fleshly envelope are most uncomfortable. Unless we choose to convert the vibrational frequency of our bodies to one which is visible to your optics, we remain invisible to your people. Highly evolved people, with a good 'psychic eye' as you call it, can sometimes see us in vaporous form, although we may be invisible to other Earthlings in the same location. When your clairvoyants travel to our civilizations on other planets, they see and are able to interpret our lives because they are not using their physical eyes but their Astral or Psychic sight, to which we are visible just as though we were physical."
Question: "When you become visible to our eyes, does the person who sees you know that you are a 'converted Etheric'?"
Ashtar: "Not as a rule. The conversion can be made so completely that a Physical person encountering us thinks that we, too, are physical."
Question: "What of those who claim to have been up in your craft?"
Ashtar: "In our contacts with Earthlings we have to be careful not to go beyond their understanding. In these instances, the ships and all entities within them are converted to a vibrational level at which they had the substance of physical things as known to you. Whether the experience was Physical or Astral is not known to some people who had the experience."
Question: "I wish to ask a question or two concerning Etheric substance."
Ashtar: "We will be glad to answer whatever we can for you. We wish to arm you with as much knowledge as possible, and are limited in this only by your power to assimilate it. I do not wish to talk over your head, but we will supply you with knowledge to the limit of your understanding."
Question: "I am puzzled by the concept of Etheric matter. For example, there is one case on record where one of our jet aircraft flew right through a space ship without hitting anything solid whatever. Are your ships made of a vaporous substance, or are they a different form of Earthly matter?"
Ashtar: "We have all the elements you know on Earth, and many more. The Etheric form of these metals differs in its atomic and molecular structure from Earth-made metals. For example, the distance between the nucleus and the orbiting electrons of the Etheric iron nucleus is much greater than in iron as you know it on Earth. This permits the atoms of Earthly steel to pass right through the atoms of Etheric steel in such a way nothing happens to either form of steel. The Etheric form of steel enjoys a higher vibratory rate than Earthly steel and therefore is not apparent to Earthly vision or, if you prefer, Physical eyesight. Under certain circumstances it becomes visible, as in the presence of certain atmospheric gases of Shan (Earth) or at will in accordance with the desire of the controlling intelligence. No matter how great the mass of the Etheric substance, even a space ship measuring many miles across in your measure, Physical matter cannot damage or injure it or its contents."
Question: "When you speak of making Etheric matter visible at will, is this the way that George Adamski was permitted to take his now-famous photographs?”
Ashtar: "Yes. Ether ships, as they have been called on your surface, have been made visible to and for certain individuals, selected upon your surface, of whom Adamski is one. Normally, the ships are part of the invisible world."
Question: "If one were to develop Astral vision or the Psychic eye, would he be able to see the ships?"
Ashtar: "No. Not unless the vibratory rate of the ship were converted to the vibratory range of Astral vision. Remember, the Etheric vibratory rate is higher than the Astral. Very few Physical Humans have some perception of the Etheric, but they are not normal people as you know them and for the most part dwell in very secluded places. As a general rule, perception of the Etheric through vision cannot be accomplished except through the will of the Etheric, converting Etheric substance to a vibratory level where it is Physically visible."
Question: "In our Solar System, are there any other Physical beings like us?"
Ashtar: "No. All beings on other planets in your Solar System are Etherics. On your planet, as you now know, there are two kinds of beings - Physical and Astral. Outside the Earth-Moon System in your Solar System, all are Etheric.” Continue at Ashtar A Tribute