Lightworker Glass: Shifting Expression

Book stackSince publishing my most recent book Being with the Beings in March of 2017, I have had a profound life change, moving from writing to glass work. After producing or contributing to around a dozen books in ten years, I feel that part of the mission is complete.

The truth is, I can no longer adequately express where I am at in words. Through the process of working on Meet the Hybrids, We Are the Disclosure and Being with the Beings, I found increasingly that the language to describe evolutionary experience is inadequate or nonexistent. People use ‘Ascension’ a great deal, and talk about ‘frequency shifts’ and so on, but I have found that language too abstract, and varying wildly in interpretation. Unrelatable and imprecise, in short. What served me the most was connecting with the extraordinary interviewees, the information they shared and the experiences I had during this period. It feels less true to say that it changed my life, and more true to say that it made my whole life make more sense. It would take a whole book to lay out the details, but in essence, the overall experience helped me to feel better situated in this reality. And that is invaluable.

After Being with the Beings came out and I did the round of promo interviews with colleagues from the book, then, due to an amazing case of divine intervention, I moved house. After getting settled in late September I was at a close friend’s home, and she taught me the rudiments of copper foiling, a basic glass work technique. I made a small lightcatcher.

LightcatcherThe magical alchemy of working with light, color and energy lit up my imagination, and I could not stop.

Almost immediately I went from 2D to 3D, and made a series of lamps and light shades. The tall candle shade is a center piece for my parents’ golden wedding anniversary. The dodecahedron was a technical challenge, just to see if I could pull it off. You can readily see a pyramid theme developing.

Stained glass collection

Long lamp

The long pyramid lamp came from a vision, and at that point I realized that all the designs were showing up as visions. As I thought about working more intentionally with these visions, a sentence began looping in my mind: “Clear the channel, clear the channel.” I took this to mean meditation, so consulted a friend who has done TM since the 70s, and he pointed me to a local teacher. After my initiation I began to meditate twice daily, and in the first week I saw an image of a cast piece of glass featuring the face of one of Cynthia Crawford’s ET sculptures. The piece, a Zuma Zeta, was given to me by Juju, who had bought it from Cynthia some years before. It always seemed like it was connecting with me, like it was trying to tell me something, and when I mentioned this, Juju insisted on sending it to me. I was astonished by this and tried to refuse, but she said, “No one really owns anything. And often things come to us just so they can get to the right person.” That outlook has stayed with me, and been useful in my own process of letting go.

Cynthia with sculpturesSo I bought a kiln, began researching casting methodologies then made a test piece. It was sufficiently successful that I realized I could improve the design and make them for other people. As I wondered about whether it was cool to use Cynthia’s sculpture for this project, in my next meditation she appeared, looking much younger – probably in her 30s – and she was just blazing love and light, as she always did when we spoke.

I asked, “Is this legit? Is that you Cynthia, or am I just off on some lovely trip?” I don’t recall the words in the exchange that followed, but I was left with a powerful sense of love, excitement and support from her – which I am certain is precisely how she would have responded in life. When I shared this experience with others who knew her, several of them said they’d had the same type of encounter – and they all said she looked much younger.

In putting this article together, I discovered – with hairs standing up on my neck – that I began this journey two days before Cynthia passed over. After her diagnosis of brain cancer, she said to me, “Don’t worry sweetie, we’ll still be working together, it’s just that I’ll be working from the ships.”

During a Skype call with Krista Raisa from Being with the Beings, her partner Ra suggested using the Nubian pyramid shape in my work, as it has a much stronger energetic effect than the Giza pyramid shape. This happened to fit the shape and scale of the being’s face perfectly, so I went with it. Since then I have made around a dozen of the ET sculptures, as well as other designs, some on the theme of portals. And one of my personal pieces is a mixture of the two, the blue and yellow spiral.

After receiving the name ‘Lightworker Glass’ in a download I set up an Etsy shop so people can order pieces worldwide, and they are already on three continents. Most people use them in meditation, and all who do have reported fascinating experiences, including contacts and healings. This type of art, including light language and crop circles, often has ‘activating’ and healing aspects. This may be central to their purpose.

It is always gratifying when my work is of practical use to others, and the fact that these pieces are enjoyed on multiple levels is a delight. And as someone who values efficiency, to hold one of these pieces and understand its genesis says more, more immediately, than words could do. I hear from an increasing number of people that their experience is being channeled through art, and Being with the Beings is illustrated to reflect this. It can be a more obvious and natural way to express the journey than written language. By their nature, words limit what they define, and this journey is rarely about limitation.

Art invites and involves, it hints and suggests, but it leaves the audience to their own conclusions. And if I’ve learned one thing above all else in this field – and in life – it is that everyone has their own reality, and their own evolving conclusions on where they’re at, what this is, and what it’s all about. Through each book in the series I have tracked my evolving perspectives, but since Beings came out I had struggled to articulate the effect this work has had on me, so it is now deeply satisfying to be able to tell that story in a single piece of glass.

blue and red closeup side

“I found myself very drawn to the shape and the image within it, especially when the light shines through. It is beautiful and reminds me that we are all so much more than this physical body but connected to all sentience.”
– Mary Rodwell, Australia

“In holding the sculpture during meditation, the immediate felt sense was that it was alive. I have worked with other organic gems before, but with this sculpture I had an immediate knowing that there was more to the object than anticipated. As the meditation continued I felt a presence and guidance, unfamiliar to me. A communication ensued about how this being, now in my hands, was in service to me and would accompany me on my meditation. I believe that as I use this sculpture in the future this Being can offer possibilities of connection and information. Totally Awesome!”
– Darlene Van de Grift, New York

“I was captivated by these sculptures for several reasons. They are beautiful objects with inspiring colors, and I had never seen anything like it. They made me want to pick them up. I’m now happy to be the guardian of one myself. It’s fascinating to look at up close, and calming to handle, and at night I illuminate it with a tea light and the effect is warming and reassuring. And above all, this was created by my soul brother Miguel, my main contact on this planet, and that adds to my enjoyment every day.”
– D.B., France

“I call my sculpture ‘B’. The first time I meditated with him I knew I had to bring him up my third eye and I have done so ever since. What happens next is always intense! Energy will rush into and through my brow chakra, swirl like a hurricane in my head and shoot out the back. This leads to an instant shift in frequency and transcendental experiences. My off-world communication has been simultaneously intensifying for work/project and personal reasons, so I don’t think it is a coincidence that B found his way into my life at this point to help facilitate that.”
– Naomi Cook, Australia

The Passing of Cynthia Crawford, Our Galactic Godmother

Our friend and guide, Cynthia Crawford, has passed from this life. She was among the first people Barbara and I interviewed for Meet the Hybrids, and I was immediately struck – as most of us are – by her light, her loving energy.

But I loved that she also had a mischievous side, and she would instantly make me laugh when we got chatting. She did not take things too seriously, but had an infectious enthusiasm for life and all it can bring. She could talk about the mundane in the most magical way, and illuminate the numerous layers of meaning in any situation.

Her interview in Meet the Hybrids was life-changing for me. The quote I pulled out for the image sums it up. She outlines a vision in which we are all fragments of Source, our souls each a piece of a divine consciousness, an intelligence which makes up all of creation. This fragmented yet interconnected entity seeks experience in order to know more and be more. Therefore as souls we incarnate purposefully, choosing a path which brings us what we need. I picture it as a kind of spiritual tourism. If one thinks about the vast panoply of motivations behind tourism in Spain, for example, we can see this play out. From Catholic pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago to stag night packs staggering through the streets of Magaluf, to students of art, culture and architecture touring Granada and Barcelona. If we open this out to the planet, it offers everything you could want in the third dimension; every type of experience and relationship, every mindset, every set of values, every goal. In this view, all of it stands on a foundation of equality. While we all vary in our talents and abilities, it is all part of a collective effort. With a car, for example, we cannot say that fundamentally the tires are better than the gearstick, but they are the best component for their given role, and all complete the system and allow it to perform its function.

If life is a collective enterprise, then everything we do adds to the process, and by definition, no one can be left out of the complex web of cause and effect that makes the world what it is. In this way, everything we are, and everything we do lives on in the rest of the web. Part of me has been shaped by Cynthia, and that passes from me to others. At this point, hundreds of thousands of people have been enriched by Cynthia’s contribution to the human story, and so she, like everyone else, lives on through the web of conscious existence on this world, and beyond it. I don’t know how much more one could ask of a life.

As well as her amazing ET sculptures, which she is perhaps best known for, she worked every day as a connector. She was a global hub, and would be contacted by people from around the world who, as her quote lays out, wanted to understand what was happening to them, what it means and what they might do as a result. She brought people together, and helped to build and strengthen local, national and international connections between experiencers, hybrids, channelers, researchers, therapists, artists and many others who wanted to learn more, to assist others, or find the assistance they required. Many of my contacts came through Cynthia, and most people involved in the subject have met her at conferences or seen her sculptures. In a field as riven as any other by argument and infighting, I never heard a bad word said about her. She gave all she had to give in a most inspirational and genuine way.

But her belief was that after this life she would continue to work with us “on the ships,” and I anticipate that already people will be receiving information they understand to have come from Cynthia. Certainly she had a presence which is easy to feel, and an energy that stays with you long after talking. I am looking forward to hearing stories of encounters with Cynthia’s spirit, and perhaps meeting her in dreamtime. Either way, her words come back to me on a daily basis, and none are more important to me than freeing myself and others from my judgments. If the world adopted this single practice, I imagine the world would be transformed. As they say, we must each be the change we wish to see in the world. So thank you and bless you Cynthia – you are welcome to visit any time.


Three Kinds of ET Coverage

Yesterday was an interesting one. Checking my daily Google Alert, the first two hits were articles on the UK’s Express Online. One was on myself, in reference to Being with the Beings, and the other was on Stanton Friedman, looking at his chapter in We Are the Disclosure.

Here we have the first of the three kinds of coverage I’ll talk about: the mainstream media. Now within this there is generally a spectrum, from mocking to serious, but the articles above are played with a fairly straight bat. I studied journalism in a former life, and the ethic of ‘just report’ was hammered into us. Don’t take a side, don’t editorialize, just say what happened. That objectivity, however, also lives alongside the idea of ‘balance’. So the best you can hope for in the mainstream is to read things like this: “In his most recent work – Being with the Beings – a compendium of interviews with nine so-called alien contactees, published this year, Mr Mendonça describes his own alleged contact with aliens.”

I’m trying and failing to avoid pointing out that I have never once used the phrase ‘alien contactees’. And I also cannot help finding the word ‘alleged’ an odd choice, as I have never used the word ‘aliens’, and have no idea from where or whom the telepathic messages arrive. This is one of the problems with this kind of coverage – it lacks important accuracy and subtlety.

The value in these articles is that some of the ‘right’ people may read it – those how are ready for the information, or find it useful in confirming their own experiences.

The second type of ‘coverage’ is not really coverage. It is the response in the comments section. But for others reading such comments, there may be a sense that this is legitimate, insightful, useful information. In a way, this is the most fascinating aspect of the articles. You get a tour of the minds of people who presumably have never set foot in these realms:

Barking – must be a member of the Flat Earth Society and the Green Party.


Absolutely barking……..

Had I the stamina and fortitude I would be sorely tempted to do a study of this slice of society. Some call them ‘Muggles’, referencing the Harry Potter universe, generally meaning the uninitiated. The non-magical, those not conversant with a particular activity or skill. But who are they really? And why are they so aggressive? I feel one would have to peel back quite a few layers to reach a satisfying answer, but my sense is that these ideas are just too disturbing to a materialist mindset that has no room in it for larger ideas. But the reference to the Green Party is important. Having researched both subjects deeply I have seen many commonalities between the ‘ET’ subject and sustainability. Centrally, they are huge, complex, holistic subjects with the highest potential impacts on human existence. They are also spiritually-demanding issues, which force us to confront our pathologically materialist culture. When the culture in which one lives insists on measuring everything – including self-worth – in both quantitative and qualitative material terms, then it is profoundly troubling to consider that these things are not only transient and of little intrinsic value, but are in fact becoming a threat to human survival. The cognitive dissonance is understandably just too uncomfortable to deal with.

Having never studied psychology formally, I can only offer a layman’s response to these matters. Some time ago I would have pitied such hearts and minds, but working on We Are the Disclosure was a catalyst for me. By the end I no longer saw separateness and helplessness. I found confidence in the cosmological narrative that says that all of life is One, all of life is seeking evolution through experience and all of life is in choice. So those who are boxed into a confined view of reality are expressly here for that. The 3D realm specializes in experiences of constraint and limitation of all kinds – as well as offering the experience of transcending those limitations.

This leads me to the third category of coverage. Those who do get it. Within an hour of reading the Express articles I discovered through Steve Mera that Being with the Beings is the book of the month in the UK’s Phenomena Magazine.


It was a relief to be reminded that there is a global community of people who connect with this subject intimately. From the outside, from that materialist place, certainly it can sound crazy. Anyone who has read my books – Meet the Hybrids, We Are the Disclosure and Being with the Beings – is going to find things that do not resonate. Some of the people interviewed may seem off to them in some way. This should not be a surprise. The whole process has reminded me just how varied humans really are. We cannot expect to make sense to everyone. We are simply too diverse, complex and inscrutable as a species. Again, this may well be central to the 3D experience.

I also received this feedback from Cynthia Crawford, whom Barbara and I interviewed in Hybrids: “Your book, “Being with the Beings” is wonderful, especially the way each one describes the experiences and how they connect with them. There are so many people that create fear, and it’s understandable why they do this, because the dark side can take our power from us if we feed into fear. What I like about this book is it is so positive and flows so easily, everything makes sense. Your work is so important, and I think there should be classes teaching humanity how to embrace contact, using your books.”

Cynthia gets all this as much as anyone I’ve met, so again, there is a sense of relief to have created books that make sense to, and are considered useful by, those who have been deeply involved in this subject matter for decades.

So we could say that the coverage of this subject is obviously going to vary to the degree that people are aware of and potentially involved in it. And we can say that their response tells us first and foremost about themselves. It can be no other way. They tell us, often indirectly, about their worldview, their values, their self-image, their hopes and fears. In fact if people were aware of how much of themselves they are giving away, they may be more circumspect in their comments. This comes right out of The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. The Second Agreement says: don’t take anything personally. Everything people say and do is primarily an expression of who they are.

My view – at least today, because it is always evolving – is that all responses are valid, and even the apparently mindless abuse serves a purpose. Everyone who shares an experience or a view adds to the dynamic and energizes the discussion in important ways. If you step out of the ego it can be quite funny, depending on one’s sense of humor. And it is a reminder to those of us immersed in this community – that above all seeks expansion and connection – that we are still a minority in most cultures. So supporting one another is vital, as these public sharings of our experiences can be difficult. When I began this work it never crossed my mind that I would find myself in this position, as one of the experiencers. I did not identify as an experiencer, or feel confidant giving names to the encounters I have had. But the people I have met in this field, whom I have come to consider brothers and sisters, also help me in dealing with the occasional abuse. We all get it, and many are far braver than I in coming forward, particularly those who are willing to go on TV and news shows to get laughed at by presenters and the audience. They also know that it may be important to others to see that, as Patton Oswalt said of RuPaul, some people are willing to lay down on the barbed wire of prejudice so that others can run over their backs.

The more our community shares publicly, the more the experiencer stories seep into the public consciousness. And over time they are beginning to connect up with the increasing noises from NASA and other institutions on the existence of other forms of life – even in our solar system. Little by little, humanity is being eased into the recognition that we are sharing the universe with other forms of life. There may well come a day when our community is invited by various media groups and scientific institutions to share all that we know. And they will find decades of material that has up until now been mocked or ignored by them. It is getting easier and easier to see that threshold moment approaching, and I feel sure that no one will be quite ready for it. But I know that, as per the Fourth Agreement, we will do our best.