Northumberland Press Article.
A Norwood-area deep trance channel, commonly referred to as a medium, says she has no problem with skeptics who doubt her ability to tap into information and communication beyond our physical reality.
"Skeptics are the most fun... they are generally the most blown away by the experience," says Krow Fischer, 48. "Whether one believes or doubts is a completely personal choice and while I disagree, I do respect their choice."
'Deep trance channeling is an ancient form of communication brought to the attention of the mainstream by gifted channelers such as Edgar Cayce and Jane Roberts', explains Ms. Fischer. In spirituality, channeling is the communication of information to or through a person (the channel or medium) from a spirit or other paranormal entity outside the mind (or self) of the channel.
Channeling is part of the belief systems and rituals of many religions, such as shamanism, Voodoo, Kardecism and Umbanda.
She compares herself to a radio - most people can only tune in to one frequency - but Ms. Fischer says she is able to tap into another frequency, the collective consciousness of a group of souls sometimes called the ancestors, the record-keepers, the grandfathers, grandmothers or 'The Council of Elders'.
Ms. Fischer explains she has the ability to enter an altered sleep state, where she allows her physical being to be a transmitter for the council of elders, with 'Red', being the main spokesperson.
'This collective group of souls has provided guidance and assistance to humankind for thousands of years and continues to bring fresh insights and understandings, as mankind expands its conscious ability to comprehend', she adds.
"I am like a computer screen that taps into a universal Internet and the downloads stream through me," she explains.
As a young child, Ms. Fischer notes she just naturally assumed "everyone heard and saw stuff." But as she grew older, she gradually realized she was different.
"My grandmother belonged to a spiritualist church and she was supportive and did not consider my ability abnormal," she notes.
At the age of 15, she became aware of the Findhorn community in Scotland, a collective whose principal practices included channeling and other forms of meditation. Today, the community remains a centre of residential spiritual education and the Findhorn Foundation is a member of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations.
It was both comforting and reassuring to realize she was not alone, "that there were other people like me," she recalls. The revelation also gave Ms. Fischer a sense of direction and she purposely looked for information, seeking out teachers to help chart her path.
Later this month, Ms. Fischer brings her 'secretarial work' to a new level with the launch of the book, 'Weavers of Light: A Channeled Book of Knowledge for our Changing Times.' The publication features Red's words, channeled by the deep trance medium and transcribed by Wendolyn Murdoch, Ms. Fischer says.
Red is not the first entity to be published, she explains. In the 1960s, American writer Jane Roberts began to channel 'Seth' and for years, Ms. Roberts held sessions where she achieved a trance state that allowed for channeling. In 21 years of offering this service, thousands of people attended sessions to consult with Seth, who also authored several books including 'The Nature of the Psyche: Its Human Expression'.
The book 'Weavers of Light' is a look at the environment we have created, how we are collectively responsible and then it explains how we can collectively find a solution', says Ms. Fischer. The book took a year to transcribe and at times, weeks would pass before the women could find time for a session.
"Red would just ask Wendolyn to read the last sentence he dictated and he would pick up exactly where he left off," she says.
The publication can be described as a manual on conscious living, explains Ms. Fischer. Red takes the reader from the beginnings of the universe, the creation of energetic patterns and how they manifest here on Earth to how society has shaped them into personal and collective realities, and how we can collectively and individually re-shape them. The 'council' spokesman has revealed how our planet works and how we can learn to work with it, she adds.
"I have come away humbled, deepened and pretty blown away," explains Ms. Fischer. "While I have always honoured them, this book has evolved me to an incredible appreciation for the mother and father of creation, and our sister Planet Earth."
Copyright: Northumberland News
By The Council of Elders
Channelled through Krow Fischer
Received & transcribed by Wendolyn Murdoch
Reviewed by Ursula Pflug
Come, come, whoever you are
Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving
It doesn't matter
Ours is not a caravan of despair
Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come. -Rumi, 13th century Sufi poet.
There are hundreds and possibly thousands both in the Kawarthas and around the world who are big fans of Krow Fischer's work channelling the Council Of Elders. This is the Council's first book. Or maybe not.
The basic premise of Weavers of Light is that the time for hope has come, once again.
This is approached from many angles simultaneously: retold bible stories, astrological analysis, a description of our holy alliance to our planet and the ways in which this has been severed, and many others. However, its heart is a combination socio-political analysis and an urge to (as well as tips towards gaining) an unshakeable personal responsibility.
Both continents and civilizations rise and sink as what they represent is superceded by a new outlook. We have, for thousands of years, been living in pyramid building cultures; whether literally, as in historical Egyptian or Aztec communities, or economically, as in the Roman Empire or our own.
What this actually means, in economic terms, is that the very few at the top have benefited from the work of others; both those in the middle, who count their blessings and largely don't rock the boat, and the countless suffering millions, or, at this point, billions, at the bottom, who struggle to clothe and feed their families, and have little access to health care or clean water.
The time has come for this to change. The baleful gaze of one influential star system is gradually but inexorably being replaced by a gentler kinder beam. Some of the political upheaval we have been witnessing evidences the last grasps for power of a dying way. Likewise, The Elders tell us the extreme weather systems we have been experiencing are signs of the earth's inability, at this point in time, to continue allowing us to pollute her body, both with toxic chemicals and toxic thoughts. Time's up, kids. It is time for the sleeper to awake.
Rejoice, and relax. This includes me and you.
The social system that is set forth as an alternative is not, like the pyramid, hierarchical, but truly egalitarian, based on the circle. While some clearly have more talent or skill or wisdom than others, all have intrinsic value. In circle based communities each voice is heard, and all can learn from one another.
This book differentiates itself from countless new age manuals which purport to share various means of healing or gaining individual mystical or personal power in that it doesn't shy away from describing, in no uncertain terms, our current global socio-economic reality, and urging us all to take responsibility for every aspect of our lives, whether it be personal, environmental or political.
Krow has included her poems as chapter headings, describing in heartfelt stanzas her love for our beautiful planet.
Reviewed by Ursula Pflug