Marshall Vian Summers
|Marshall Vian Summers|
January 28, 1949|
Berkeley, California, US
|Occupation||Prophet, Religious leader, Spiritual teacher|
|Subjects||Spirituality, Inner Peace, Exotheology, Interpersonal relationship, Prophecy, Extraterrestrial Life, Destiny, Purpose in life|
|Notable award(s)||ForeWord Magazine's Spirituality Book of the Year
1999 Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal Award for Spirituality
1997 Wisdom from the Greater Community: Volume II–How to Find Purpose, Meaning and Direction in an Emerging World
Marshall Vian Summers, born on January 28, 1949, is a US-born religious leader, spiritual teacher, and the founder of The Society for the New Message from God. Marshall became an award winning author with his books Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing (Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Spirituality Book of the Year), and Wisdom from the Greater Community: Volume II–How to Find Purpose, Meaning and Direction in an Emerging World (Winner of the 1997 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal Award for Spirituality). He is perhaps best known for his 2001 book, The Allies of Humanity.
Marshall asserts he has been sent into the world to receive a New Message from God, and he is considered by students of the New Message from God to be a prophet. In order to receive this new message, he claims to have endured thousands of hours of direct contact with what he calls the "Unseen Ones", the angelic presence who oversees the world. He first came in contact with this presence in 1982, at the age of 33. Marshall emphasizes that humanity is at the threshold of emerging into a Greater Community of intelligent life, and that a greater spiritual understanding must be cultivated if humanity is to remain free in this greater arena of life:
I am not a guru, saint or avatar. I am a messenger with a vital message for the people of the world. I have come to speak about the reality of life in the Greater Community and the greater spiritual understanding we must cultivate if we are to advance and remain free in the presence of greater forces within our midst. This is why I am here and this is what I have to teach.
The New Message from God
The New Message from God, a new religious movement from the United States, originates from the teachings and pronouncements of Marshall Vian Summers, also known as "The Messenger." It is not based on any other religious tradition in the world. Adherents to The New Message from God regard the work and person of Marshall Vian Summers as a prophet on the order of the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad, but with the difference that the revelation purported to have been received by Summers over a period of 30 years is recorded on tape  and then transcribed, amassing a total approaching ten thousand pages. Key components of the revelation, the majority attributed to a divine source, include warnings about a profound paradigm shift, an extraterrestrial incursion upon Earth called the Intervention and pronouncements about the future involving global upheaval and interaction between the human race and off-planet races from the sector called the Greater Community.
The Society for the New Message from God
In 1992, Marshall Vian Summers founded The Society for The Greater Community Way of Knowledge, also known as The Society for the New Message from God, a 501(c)(3) religious non-profit organization. The Society is both the publisher of Summers' books and recordings—under the imprint of New Knowledge Library—and also a small religious order dedicated to studying, practicing and teaching the New Message from God. The New Message Sanctuary in Boulder, Colorado, USA, is the gathering place for The Society, where monthly contemplative services are provided as a gift to the public at no cost. These services are broadcast to a worldwide community via the Internet.
The Free School of the New Message
Since March 1, 2012, the Society for the New Message from God has hosted a free online school, consisting of self-study practice, audio recordings, written teachings, online chats, forums and webcasts. According to the New Message from God web site, there are over 700 participants from 72 nations.
Summers' writings contain a spiritual preparation which focuses on Knowledge, a deeper intelligence within each person and endowed by God. Knowledge within each person, and within all sentient beings in the Universe, represents a connection to God and life beyond the worlds of time and space.
Of Summers' books, nine are commercially available and two others are available directly from his organization. His writings have been published in French and Greek, and also translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Turkish, Chinese, German and Finnish.
- Wisdom from the Greater Community, Vol. 1: How to Live With Certainty, Strength & Wisdom in an Emerging World (1990). ISBN 978-1-884238-11-6
- Steps to Knowledge: the Book of Inner Knowing (1990). ISBN 978-1-884238-18-5
- Wisdom from the Greater Community, Vol. 2: How to Find Purpose, Meaning and Direction in an Emerging World (1993). ISBN 978-1-884238-12-3
- Greater Community Spirituality: a New Revelation (1998). ISBN 978-1-884238-21-5
- The Allies of Humanity: an Urgent Message About the Extraterrestrial Presence in the World Today (2001). ISBN 978-1-884238-44-4
- The Allies of Humanity, Book 2: Human Unity, Freedom and the Hidden Reality of Contact (2005). ISBN 978-1-884238-35-2
- The Great Waves of Change: Navigating the Difficult Times Ahead (2009). ISBN 978-1-884238-60-4
- The Allies of Humanity Book 3: A Message to Earth (2012). ISBN 978-1-884238-38-3
- Life in the Universe (2012). ISBN 978-1884238499
- Secrets of Heaven (2013) ISBN 978-1-884238-16-1
The following books are available exclusively from the publisher, New Knowledge Library:
- Relationships and Higher Purpose
- Living the Way of Knowledge: Building the Foundation for Becoming a Man or Woman of Knowledge in an Emerging World
Online writings and recordings
The Society for the New Message from God has made the following books available online at no cost. In English:
- Life in the Universe
- The Great Waves of Change
- Steps to Knowledge
- The Allies of Humanity
- Greater Community Spirituality
Many of the New Message from God teachings are online, both in written form and as the original audio recordings, and are available as both streaming and downloadable media free of charge. In these recordings, the alleged Angelic Presence can be heard speaking through Marshall Vian Summers.
- The Allies of Humanity in French, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, German, Portuguese, and Greek.
- Steps to Knowledge in French, Greek and Swedish.
- Greater Community Spirituality, chapters 1 through 9 in Swedish.
- Many other texts from the New Message from God have been translated to French, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Turkish, Chinese, German and Finnish.
- City Talk FM Liverpool Interview with Pete Price on November 25, 2012, Retrieved on 2013-2-5.
- The New Message Wiki, Retrieved on 2013-2-5
- Radio Amerika Now, Interview with Barb Adams, January 12, 2013, Retrieved 2013-2-5
- Spirit Connections, Interview with Donna Voll, April 6, 2010, Retrieved 2013-2-5
- Coast to Coast AM with George Noory: ET Interference, Retrieved on 2013-2-5
- Tyyne Andrews, Steps Practice, March 10, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-21.
- Michael Roberts, "Marshall Vian Summers's latest message from God coming Sunday from Boulder," Denver Westword, February 4, 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
- Tyyne Andrews, The Age of Women, October 22, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
- Spontaneous Combustion, with Maureen Moss, Interview with Marshall Vian Summers, Oct. 9, 2009. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
- The God Discussion Show, interview with Marshall Vian Summers, February 9, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
- Paradigm Shift Cafe, 8/17/12, first hour. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
- Dan Mylotte, "God's Prophet Marshall Vian Summers brings a New Message from God," May 31, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
- Project Camelot: Marshall Vian Summers - Interview with Kerry Cassidy, September 18, 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
- Michael Toms, New Dimensions Radio, Interview with Marshall Vian Summers, April 29, 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-30
- Mellany Travers, UFO Truth, February 29, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
- Coast to Coast with George Noory, Interview with Marshall Vian Summers, June 9, 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
- The 'X' Zone with Rob McConnell, Interview with Marshall Vian Summers, July 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-29
- U.F.O. Undercover, hosted by Joe Montaldo, Interview with Marshall Vian Summers, June 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-20-29.
- Tyyne Andrews, "A Free School About Humanity's Destiny from the Creator", A Steps Practice, March 10, 2012, Retrieved 2013-2-5.
- The Free School of the New Message, Retrieved 2013-2-5.
- New Knowledge Library
- The Allies of Humanity
- Howard Hughes, The Unexplained, Retrieved 2013-2-5
- Library of Congress, Retrieved 3-27-13
- The New Message from God
- The Allies of Humanity
- The New Message from God on YouTube
- Published Books on Amazon.com
- Guest page on Coast to Coast AM
- ForeWord Reviews: Steps to Knowledge: The book of Inner Knowing
- Apologetics Index