Ernest Norman

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Ernest L. Norman with flowers, circa 1970, provided by courtesy of a student of Unarius, Science of Life.

Ernest Leland Norman (November 11, 1904 – December 6, 1971) was an American electrical engineer ,[1] clairvoyant, and spiritual leader. A polymath, Norman dabbled in philosophy, poetry, scientific research and paranormal investigation. Ernest Norman also co-founded of the Unarius Science of Life and the Unarius Educational Foundation, which later became known as Unarius Academy of Science.[2] Before starting the grassroots work for Unarius, Ernest Norman also worked for the Borderlands Sciences Research Association as a contributing editor for the Round Robin journal, and also worked as a minister for a Spiritualist church for 15 years. Ernest Norman wrote twenty books in his lifetime that covered theoretical physics, spirituality, philosophy, theology, extraterrestrial life, sociology, and poetry. Norman also authored articles further emphasizing the interdimensional science he was trying to teach, and answered letters from his students that have been archived at the Unarius Academy of Science. The first book he wrote, The Truth About Mars, gives an account where he met the Martian ambassador, a being named Nur El, and traveled to the underground cities of Mars in his astral body. Unariuns believe he was Jesus of Nazareth in a past life, as well as other major figures in Earth's history, and that he was overshadowed by an Archangel named Raphiel who resides on a celestial super planet with other Archangels. He is referred to as the Unarius Moderator (shortened to the Moderator), or as "Dr." Norman by his students out of respect. A self-described genius child prodigy, Ernest Norman never sought a doctorate through academia as he was self-taught and did not have formal schooling for many of the subjects he seemingly mastered, as he claimed his knowledge was due to his clairvoyant connection to the Masters and Higher Minds of the White Brotherhood; known as Unarius to Norman and his students.

Early days of Unarius, Science of Life[edit]

Ernest Norman showcasing the welts on his forehead that formed when he channeled, called "The Eye of Mohammed"

"So far as Dr. Norman’s personal life is concerned, there is to the casual observer, no reason to suspect that here is a person with a vast and infinite understanding of life and that he can, at any moment—just as he has done many countless thousands of times transcend all known barriers of time and space, go into the past or future, talk fluently on all known aspects of life and, even though he has an incomplete formal education, is equally conversant with the physicist, the astronomer, the philosopher, the doctor or the nuclear scientist. While this has caused many learned savants, as well as many other people to be dumbfounded and amazed, yet he, in himself, is a very modest and unpretentious individual, dresses and lives simply and shuns public life. "[3] -from Preface to 1961 edition, Voice of Venus

Ernest Norman claimed to be a genius child prodigy, who at age 5 constructed his first microscope using spare parts from his fathers [sic] telescope, at age 6 he built a rabbit hutch that was of superior quality than the one built by his neighbor, and around that same time he moved a half ton coal shed using the Archimedes principle of fulcrum. He also claims to have won an argument with his father when he was 8 years old that concerns the nature of magnetic flux. At age 17, he and his family moved to California where he took evening classes at an unnamed school. At age 23 he married his first wife with whom he had his first child. It was during this time where Ernest Norman began to experiment with clairvoyance, palmistry, and fortune telling. A short time before World War II started, Norman and his first wife divorced. Ernest Norman married a second time sometime afterwards, but the marriage didn't last.

Ernest L. Norman and Ruth E. Norman, circa 1970, provided by courtesy of Unarius Academy of Science

In February 1954 in Los Angeles, California Ernest Norman met his third wife, Ruth E. Norman (1900–1993). They met at a spiritualist convention, where they say a clairvoyant noticed three white bearded men following Ernest Norman with massive books. Ernest and Ruth Norman claimed these were the spirits of Elisha, Ezra, and Enoch carrying the books that Ernest was going to write in his current lifetime. After their initial meeting at the convention, Ernest Norman "channeled" and wrote a book on poetry and prose called The Elysium (published in 1956), which would later be followed by its sequel, The Anthenium (published in 1964). With Ruth Norman's assistance, Ernest Norman gave a 12-week lecture in California called "Pathway to the Stars" in Los Angeles, California, where he described in detail how energy functions, what he saw in the celestial worlds, psychic protection, and parapsychology. In this lecture, Ernest Norman stated that the people of planet Earth are being guided and watched over by a large fraternal brotherhood called Unarius, which was formerly known as Shamballah or the White Brotherhood on Earth, and that any human being could make contact with these "Higher Beings" (sometimes also called Space Brothers, "Brothers", or "Brothers of the Light")because everyone is capable of using psychic abilities. Eventually, the Pathway to the Stars lecture course was compiled with further articles and printed as a book entitled the Infinite Concept of Cosmic Creation. The new articles, which included an advanced course based on the initial Pathway to the Stars lecture, further detailed the interdimensional science that Ernest Norman was trying to convey during his lecture series. It was during this time he took on the moniker of the Unarius Moderator, or simply the Moderator. Unarius was officially formed as an nonprofit corporation in the state of California in 1957, as the Unarius Educational Foundation.

The Normans and their students put together a series of testimonials of various past-life relivings and spiritual healing that they themselves claimed to have occurred because of their tutelage under Ernest Norman. They claim that they were all in a re-living of their past-lives together when Ernest Norman was on Earth in ancient Jerusalem as Jesus, and they were his followers and enemies reincarnated once more to heal themselves of the karma they accumulated in that life-time. There were numerous claims of miraculous healing from students who studied Ernest Norman's methods in other states.

Death of Ernest Norman and the future of Unarius[edit]

In 1971, Ernest Norman died. The cause of death was bilateral viral pneumonia, as a consequence of influenza. Because Unarius students do not believe in death only "transition" to other worlds or dimensions, many students believe that Ernest Norman has made further contact with them through Unarius student psychic channels and relayed messages and further teachings to them. These teachings could be directly from him, or his various supposed incarnations.

Students also believe that Ernest Norman was overshadowed by an Archangel named Raphiel[4] in his earthly incarnations on Earth and in previous lifetimes in other worlds. Archangel Raphiel should not be confused with the biblical Archangel Raphael, as the title of "Archangel" within the vernacular of Unarius means something close to "Supreme Master", and the name Raphiel is an acronym for "“Radiant Absolute Pure Healing Infinite Eternal Light”. The Unariun Archangel Raphiel is part of a Hierarchy of Higher Beings who oversee the development of the universe, but do not surpass "God" (called the Infinite Creative Intelligence by Ernest Norman and Unarius students). The revelations of the Archangels came about when Ruth E. Norman took over as leader of Unarius after Ernest Norman died.

Meaning of "Unarius"[edit]

Although not initially stated outright by Ernest Norman, during his lectures and through his books we learn the various meanings of the word "Unarius":

  • The first is an acronym which is Universal Articulate Interdimensional Understanding of Science
  • The second meaning is a definition in which he states that Unarius means "Love in Action"
  • The third appears as a synonym for "Infinity"
  • Unarius is synonymous with "Leadership & Integration" as it is the name the Highest of the Seven Spiritual Planets Ernest Norman visited in the books from the "The Pulse of Creation" series
  • According to Ernest Norman, Unarius is now the current name of the celestial kingdom of formerly known as Shamballah
  • The Unarius Celestial Kingdom, made up of Seven Spiritual Planets, also correspond with the Seven Rays


  • Truth About Mars
  • The Elysium
  • The Anthenium
  • The Infinite Concept of Cosmic Creation
  • Infinite Perspectus
  • Tempus Invictus
  • Tempus Procedium
  • Tempus Interludium Vol. 1
  • Tempus Interludium Vol. 11 (Featuring Atoms to Astronauts)
  • Cosmic Continuum
  • Infinite Contact
  • Voice of Venus
  • Voice of Eros
  • Voice of Hermes
  • Voice of Orion
  • Voice of Muse, Elysium, Unarius
  • Little Red Box

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bishop, Greg, et. al (2006). Weird California. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. ISBN 978-1-4027-3384-0
  2. ^ Zeller, Benjamin E. (2009). Apocalyptic thought in UFO-based religions. In Kinane, Karolyn and Michael A. Ryan, eds. End of days: essays on the apocalypse from antiquity to modernity McFarland, ISBN 978-0-7864-4204-1
  3. ^ Norman, Ernest (1961). Voice of Venus. El Cajon, California: Unarius Educational Foundation. ISBN 0-932642-00-4. 
  4. ^ Tumminia, Diana G. (2005). When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group. Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-517675-9

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