Assessment of Contact in the Desert

By Ron Avery

Ron Avery's Assessment of Contact in the Desert he attended from August 8-11, 2014 at Joshua Tree Retreat Center, at Joshua Tree, California

This article was published in the Bulverde Standard in north San Antonio August 20, 2014


I attended an event at Joshua Tree Retreat Center in California called CONTACT IN THE DESERT which featured 40 speakers who advocate and lead a movement of believers in the existence of space aliens and their visitation in ancient times and recently. Over 2000 people attended this event which only hosted a little over 1000 last year at the same place.


First Day 8/8/14 Amphitheater

Panel One: David Wilcock moderating; Michael Tellinger; Jim Marrs; Linda Moulton Howe; John Anthony West


Those who advocate this doctrine of superior life in deep space and their visitation upon earth are actually creating another religion which I will call Alienism. I notice the similarity of social behavior that is also exhibited by Christians even while Alienists deny every real tenet of Christianity.

George Noory and Second Panel: Eric Von Daniken; Giorgio Tsoukalos; Marshall Klarfeld (behind Noory); Jason Martell; Mike Bara.


The Alienists believe that mankind must alter its behavior before Aliens will make sufficient contact with us and teach us the way to travel to distant galaxies. Therefore, unless mankind as a group stops killing one another and stealing each others property we will not be permitted to enter deep space. This doctrine was cheered by the crowd as David Wilcock pronounced it before several hundred enthusiasts. So the generally repulsive idea that people must be good or conform to some behavioral standard, that people say makes them reject Christianity, is wholly accepted and advocated  in Alienism.



Most Alienists have rejected conventional Christianity because they say it is not scientific and asks people to believe in things they have not seen nor can be proved. Yet several Alienism leaders and speakers said that; "We must believe the testimony of those who have held the debris of the alien space craft that crashed near Roswell, New Mexico." Donald Schmidt made that very statement in his lecture. Notice how similar in language and requirement to St. John: "And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name." (John 20:30-31) Both Christianity and Alienism require that you believe in that which you have not seen and cannot prove in a chemistry lab.  And the young Giorgio Tsoukalos, star and consulting producer of the Ancient Aliens series shown on the History Channel, asks us to "Remember the moment we decided to be believe in aliens." Christian pastors across America ask their congregations to remember the moment they decided to follow Jesus when they doubt their salvation. Regardless of the effectiveness of either, the similarity of the two requests cannot be denied.

One obvious character of this new religion is that it seeks the approval of other religions as it wants to stand next to them as legitimate or compatible. David Wilcock quoted from the Bible: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." (John 14:12) David insists that this quote from Christ teaches reincarnation. There is hardly a doctrine in all the world and throughout history that is more adverse to Christianity than reincarnation. Such a doctrine, if true, would mean that people always have another shot at life and that they will not be judged for their behavior because the reincarnation option is always available into infinity. Further, this false doctrine also would make the resurrection of our bodies beyond comprehension as there might not be more than a handful of people in the whole world with millions of bodies. One is lead to ask; by what means is a new person born if all the dead are reborn? Reincarnation cannot stand in the light of scripture: "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" (Hebrews 9:27)

Original artist of these whimsical prints of alien space craft


David Wilcock does not reject Christ but merely the doctrine and power of Christ. This is typical of most people who reject Christ. Mr. Wilcock said; "The problem with Christ is that the Romans took it over." He continued to say that Jesus is just one of many who can now ascend as demonstrated by over 500 Tibetan Monks who received a "rainbow body" and ascended before many witnesses.

Christianity is simply not looked upon as compatible with those who practice Alienism and for good reason, namely, Christianity can prove Alienism erroneous.


I asked an attendee if she had ascended and she replied, "I'm still here aren't I?" I asked her where these Tibetan Monks went in their "rainbow bodies" if they aren't here and she replied; "They went into the 4th, 5th, and 6th dimension." I asked how do we know anything about other dimensions and what could they be for as we have just heard David Wilcock tell us how large our cosmos is with the likelihood of an inhabitable planet just like this one for every grain of sand on earth?

The Dining Hall at Joshua Tree Retreat Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his son in the 1950s.


I then told her that I was ascended. She said; "you mean spiritually ascended." I said yes. But that was not completely correct. I was and am ascended both spiritually and physically. This shows the importance of clear and correct theology. No Christian can be saved or translated spiritually without being translated physically. Christ said that this was the reason that he had to die and be resurrected and ascended. Because he could not put new life into old bottles (bodies). He had to take us, body and soul, to heaven, both spiritually and physically, and he did so, with his body.

The fountain and ponds near the so-called "vortex," the small plateau seen between the trees beyond, where the aliens are supposed to be seen at night.


Christ is the one and only resurrection and ascension. "Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?  And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. (Matthew 9:14-15) "Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved." (Matthew 9:17)

No man can be saved by merely putting new life in his old body, because his body would burst, and the only way one can obtain a new body is to die with Christ and be resurrected and ascended with him. And St Paul confirms that process: "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:" (Ephesians 2:4-6)

Tibetan Monks did not ascend anywhere because there was no need for them to ascend as Christ has already done that and taken the whole cosmos and all therein with him in his ascension. There need be only one resurrection and one ascension and Christ Jesus has already performed it. The so-called "Tibetan Rainbow Body Ascension" thing is a hoax. Only God can cause a man to ascend and God only needed to do that one time. God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation." (2 Corinthians 5:17-19) So what purpose would God have in repeating this ascension program more than once? It was totally comprehensive and already included the Tibetan Monks. So the Tibetan Monks, not knowing they were already ascended, somehow obtained a "Rainbow Body" and then ascended on their own. And none at the David Wilcock lecture questioned the purpose of these numerous Tibetan Rainbow Body Ascensions nor did the lady I spoke with.

Beautiful landscaping at Joshua Tree Retreat Center in front of dining hall. Frank Lloyd Wright knew how to use landscaping and exterior walls to create space.


I am ascended, as I told the lady, however, I am ascended both spiritually (spatially) and physically and I still walk the earth. So the question arises; why ascend in death to an unknown progression through a multitude of unknown dimensions, rather than ascend now both spiritually and physically to fill and contain all space and time right now in this infinitely large known dimension and continue to walk the earth and know where you are and interact with people who are not yet aware of their ascension and show them the way?

Eric Von Däniken was the most outspoken rejecter of Christian theology and the deity of Christ. He plainly stated; "Extraterrestrials will return to earth, not Jesus, or any other religious figure." Von Däniken spent much time constructing an earth landing pod from a description given by Ezekiel (chapter 1) of Ezekiel's visitation by "the glory of God." Von Däniken provided the audience with a great computer animated design of what he thought the description given by Ezekiel really was. He showed us an inverted cone with four hydraulic legs with wheels on the end with a horizontal propeller in the middle of each leg. He attempted to show that a site of ancient ruins was really a landing pad for this particular vehicle. The unavoidable implication from his whole lecture was that there are no gods or any God but that what people report through the ages as God is really aliens with high technology that we backward people cannot understand or describe well. So technology and science is the salvation of mankind not God or anything that God in Christ may do for us.

Von Däniken's good news was that our entire Milky Way Galaxy can be completely colonized in 500 years if we begin "generational space travel" which would depend upon the entire life cycle of people in space travel in order to arrive at distant destinations light years away.

Super Moon over the Dining Hall.


But Von Däniken's thesis is flawed because both science and Christian theology agree that the distances between earth and other inhabitable destinations is beyond the reach of mankind. Von Däniken admitted that this was the conclusion of most scientists and astronomers. And the Bible also supports the same but for a very good and beneficial reason as St. Paul told the Athenians on Mars Hill: "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:"(Acts 17:24-27). So the very purpose of determining or setting the bounds of our habitation is not to imprison us but to encourage us to seek and find God who wants to be found and be loved by the pinnacle of all His creation to infinity, namely, human earthlings.

The above report is the highest and best the Alienists had to offer at this event. It all goes down hill after that to look and feel like a carnival side show and snake oil sales convention. On Sunday night special "callers" were "bringing down the UFOs" to be seen by those who would rent night vision goggles. It was mundanely reported to me by a lady "caller" assistant that three UFOs had been sited just moments before I arrived at the valley observation area or "vortex" less than a quarter mile from the main amphitheater. It is hard to imagine that anyone would be so un-moved by multiple UFO encounters in a short period of time. I think a view of M-8, M-17&18 and M-20 through M-25 in the constallation Sagittarius through my 10 inch telescope would have been a lot more fun for most folks in attendance. It was very obvious that no UFOs were seen by anyone despite all the claims of doing so.

One glaring contradiction that appeared throughout the presentations that no one seemed to notice is the contrast between supposed alien space craft and supposed alien space bases on earth. Why were the stacked rocks supposed to be doing all kinds of powerful things while the aliens came to earth in light weight high tech vehicles? Why not come to earth in space vehicles made of stacked rocks or why not build bases from high tech metals fashioned from our resources when they got here? Michael Tellinger provided many photos of these stacked rocks and suggested they were used for many things by the ancient alien visitors including, as Marshall Klarfeld maintained, the "washboard mining of gold" at the Pyramids. And Linda Moulton Howe said the Pyramids also generated power enough to run cities. Had we only had a pyramid available on Saturday afternoon at the event when the power went out! We had to wait until night time for the generator to arrive and get hooked up by an electrician. Not a single stone mason was involved, no stacking of rocks. Only John Anthony West said that the Pyramids were the social product of a unified people in search of immortal life, rather than any kind of energy producer, which is supported by most historians.

If all ancient aliens could do is make "high technology" from stacking large heavy rocks, why did they not cross the galaxy in star ships made of stacked rocks as this hill might suggest? But when advocates of ancient aliens render the space craft of ancient aliens they are made of very high tech materials none of which have been found at ancient archeological ruins.


The other major topic many speakers touched on was "disclosure." Many wanted to bring pressure on the "US Government" to admit that they had contact with aliens and had reverse engineered their space vehicles. Then several also stated the government could not do this as it would ruin their trust the people have in them. But if superior space aliens are real and visit us and are as magnanimous as suggested, why not request that they reveal themselves to all of us? We know that Alienism will reject anything the government tells them.

The only real positive and productive note during this whole four day presentation was a short discussion between Michael Tellinger, Jim Marrs and David Wilcock about the world wide paper money scam by criminal global bankers. You may watch it at my website link below.

Another unavoidable observation was that the feel of the whole event was similar to my experience in the 1960s drug culture with Alien Spiritualism being substituted in place of drugs. Mora Hoffman, and another women, and another male organizer, encouraged us at times to stand up and hug one another and greet one another and to close our eyes and meditate and then send it up. These organizers all spoke very softly and several to the sound of Eastern music playing in the background. The Eastern religions of Buddhism and Hinduism seem more acceptable to Alienists and that may be because neither have a means to prove that Alienism is a pure hoax. Christianity disproves every supporting doctrine of Superior Space Alien mythology.

I know the excitement these folks want to experience and I know that seeking space travel is a valid human desire but it is invalid to reject the one who provides that very thing, namely, Jesus Christ. I am a Hyperspace Extraterrestrial Alienee made so by Christ Jesus, the one and only Hyperspace Extraterrestrial Alienor. The visitation of Christ is the most well recorded event in history and he performed the only cosmos wide and time deep comprehensive operation ever performed. And he is the only one who can do it again. The first time he opened the door to heaven that all may go in that no man can shut. And when he returns he will shut the door to heaven that no man can open. I did have a very good time at the event and I'm sure one of the best reasons is that I did not have any expectations at all. The power went off on Saturday and stayed off all afternoon and then it went off again that night. This made it difficult to sit through very warm small packed hot rooms to hear speakers without microphones. The food was also horrible and expensive. But the people were still nice and polite and I still had a good time.

Now some might ask; did you not expect exactly what you experienced, i.e., people who were waiting for a weird looking thing to drop out of the sky instead of a person that looked just like them? The answer is yes I expected exactly what I got. But, I went and had fun because God wants these people to find Him and to become Hyperspace Extraterrestrial Alienees just like me. I went to meet them in hopes of showing some of them how to get there. It's not too late for them and it's not too late, even for Eric Von Daniken, but if they continue down that path they are presently on they will never become deep space travelers and in fact will not inhabit any known place in the cosmos. I think that some of these people will make it and I think I may have met some of them.

You can watch some of the promotions made by the speakers and some of the interviews I did of attendees at You can also read my assessment and send your friends a link to it at and click on Assessment of CONTACT IN THE DESERT on the menu.


Ron Avery is a semi-retired architect, author and speaker on topics regarding Christian theology and the principles of property that regulate every aspect of lawful government.

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