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 an author and the founder of The Society for the New Message from God. His books include 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.
Summers is considered by followers to be a prophet and asserts he has been sent into the world to receive a New Message from God,which he claims has taken the form of thousands of hours of direct contact with "Unseen Ones" who represent 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 Summers, who calls himself "The Messenger." Summers and his adherents represent that he is a prophet on the order of the Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad, in receipt of a revelation over a period of 30 years which he has recorded on tape  and which, transcribed, totals ten thousand pages. Key components of this 'revelation', attributed to 'divine sources', include warnings of an incursion upon Earth called the Intervention and pronouncements about the future involving global upheaval and interaction between the human race and extraterrestrials which, Summers claims, are representatives of "the Greater Community".
To promote this 'revelation', Summers, in 1992, founded The Society for The Greater Community Way of Knowledge, trading as The Society for the New Message from God, a 501(c)(3) religious non-profit organization which is both publisher of Summers' books and recordings and a religious order. The New Message Sanctuary in Boulder, Colorado, USA, a gathering place for The Society, broadcasts services via the Internet and  since 2012, has presented its materials online as part of a free school claiming 700 participants from 72 nations.
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, Spanish, Greek, Italian, German, Chinese and Swedish.
- Greater Community Spirituality, 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.
- 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.
- Tyyne Andrews, The Age of Women, October 22, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
- 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.
- 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