Introduction to the WingMakers
“The term human derives from the Latin conjunction of “homo” (man) and “humus” (earth). Thus a human is an earthly being—descended from earth, as opposed to God or some heavenly abode. The term WingMakers is encoded: “wing” is derived from the term wind or blow. It is the active force of setting new states into motion. “Makers” is the plurality of the co-creators—that being the collective essence of humanity. Thus, WingMakers means that from the collective essence of humanity new states of consciousness come into being. This is the meaning of the term WingMakers, and it confers to humanity a new identity. I have posited that humanity is transitioning to become WingMakers.”
James wrote those words in his Introduction of the Collected Works of the WingMakers Vol. 1. They define the core of this website and its diverse collection of materials. WingMakers.com was launched in the fall of 1998 without any fanfare or promotion. It very quickly caught the attention of various groups who wrote articles about the website, and from there it went viral within the various enlightenment, conspiracy and spiritual communities around the globe. To date, its materials have been translated into 18 languages and its art, music and books have been shipped to over 80 different countries.
What makes WingMakers different? Well for one, its creator is anonymous. James Mahu doesn’t speak to the media. He doesn’t go on the lecture circuit. He doesn’t promote himself at all. He has no ambition to be a guru or spiritual leader, and in fact, he is the first to tell people that they can remodel their belief systems from within—through their own insights and intuition. James has offered the WingMakers Materials as a framework and life practice that—for some—can appeal to both the mind and heart. It is, in a sense, a collection of activation tools, and this website, is the “tool chest.”
Another difference in the WingMakers.com website is that it’s unaligned to anything else. There is no organization to join or membership dues to pay. The vast majority of the material is free. The only materials that are sold are those that require a cost to create like books, printed art, and music CDs.
What’s the Purpose of the WingMakers?
Author and spiritual seeker, John Berges, elegantly put it this way in his introductory comments in Volume 1 of the Collected Works of the WingMakers:
“Although the WingMakers material is presented as a mythological story designed to stir our imaginations, stories of this genre are not necessarily pure fantasy, but often contain elements of truth, and this is also the case with WingMakers. Recall George Lucas’ many hours of conversation with Joseph Campbell, probably the greatest student and scholar of mythology in the past one hundred years, as he conceived the Star Wars epic. In his tale, Lucas brings the forces of good and evil into clear focus, but underlying these two exterior forces is the power of the Force. The power of the Force is the bedrock of the mythological world of Star Wars, it being the essential underlying foundation connecting all life. The WingMakers mythos takes the Force concept one step further, making it more specific by placing the presence of the Force within us as—the Force of the Sovereign Integral.
“So the success of mythical tales, both ancient and modern, lies in their ability to touch our hearts, our feelings, and our deep intuitive sense of connection to one another and to the universe. It’s all about how they make us feel through the information they provide. The WingMakers materials follow this tradition. Hence, the entire WingMakers’ presentation,with its array of artistic expressions, is designed to trigger the primal memories of our spiritual origin and nature—long lost and forgotten—as we have journeyed through the worlds of space and time. The material challenges us to feel and think deeply about who we are as a species, where we came from, where we are going, and why we are here.”
The WingMakers Plan
The WingMakers Plan was conceived by James Mahu, the visionary creator of the WingMakers. We are currently 23 years into the evolution of that plan. It’s now clear that from the time that the first website was launched in November 1998, it was designed to expand to five websites, and then consolidate. This new website—what is euphemistically being called WingMakers 2.0—is an “in-breath” or a consolidation of the diverse resources that James has created (or “translated,” as he puts it).
WingMakers is a resource for those who are interested in the spiritual values of their heart and mind, and are seeking new insights and inspirations to stimulate their growth and sense of purpose. WingMakers is not an organization or a group of people bent on solving the issues of today. It is exquisitely personal. It is designed to help the individual to activate or deepen their spiritual path, so they can rise to the purpose they came to serve as both a soul and soul carrier.
By Mark Hempel, web manager of the WingMakers.com site
Is There a Short-cut?
One of the things I’m frequently asked is: “Where do I start? What should the new visitor study in order to get a good understanding of the WingMakers materials?” The answer is a difficult one, because as James has stated, the content of WingMakers is exquisitely personal in nature. When I was interviewing James in April 2008, he offered the following perspective:
James: “You will notice that the first floor of the structure that Lyricus built consists of the WingMakers materials. When you design a building, the main floor is where people enter the building even if that building has one hundred or more stories. Everyone enters through the ground floors. Now, if that skyscraper is sitting in a busy intersection, it has entrances from all four sides of the building. Some on the main level, some underground, perhaps. In the same way the WingMakers materials have many different access points because some people will resonate to the materials in the Neruda interviews, that speak of government conspiracy and extraterrestrial influences; others will find the philosophy particularly meaningful; perhaps others will find the art or music to draw from. However they enter the structure, from which entrance—it doesn’t really matter—as long as they enter the building and proceed to higher levels of the structure.
”Now, the matter of feeling fear or frustration is a common side-effect once people better understand the dark forces and learn how they try to manipulate the systems of culture and government in their favor. But this is also part of the activation, because the individual must again choose to be led by these forces or disengage from them and discern their subtle influence. We don’t turn a blind eye to these forces, nor do we fear them. Instead we see them as part of our family that have lost their connection to the higher frequencies of love and we send our compassion to them.”
The Concept of Event-strings
In the 23 years of my involvement in the WingMakers materials, I can pinpoint which elements resonate with me, but it’s quite impossible to say what will resonate with you. Have you ever gone into a bookstore and just walked around looking at the books, waiting for something to jump out at you? I think this is the way to approach the WingMakers website. Look around, browse, and wait for something—a graphic, a music composition, a section of writing… something will tap you on the shoulder and say: read this, study this, listen to this. When James wrote the article about event-strings, he said:
“Before you read further, ask yourself the following question: “Did I—on my own merits—arrive at this position of reading these words I now read?
“Think carefully. Remember the string of events that led you to this very place in time. Remember how you found this book or website and then this specific page? It was not an accident. It was an orchestrated event-string. Event-strings are engineered from multiple sets of consciousness, and thus, the answer to the question posed above is, “no.” It was not on your own merits, but in cooperation with other forms of consciousness that you are here now.
“There are many different varieties of event-strings. Some are more dependent on external forces than an intermingling of cooperatively functioning consciousnesses. Some are more personal in nature as in the case of a soul’s birth or passing, while others are designed for universal functions. Some are designed to be catalytic while others are preventative in nature.
“We want to assure you that as you read these words there are changes in your consciousness that are occurring that will clarify your connection to First Source, and enable you to broadcast this clarity. The broadcasting of this enhanced clarity is not through words or even actions; so much as it is in the vision that you hold within your mind and heart.
“This vision is assisted in the paintings associated with this book. They are symbols you can hold in your mind’s eye. There will be one image or symbol that will beckon you. Take this image into your mind as if it were a key to the locked door that has stood between you and First Source. Similarly, there will be a word or phrase that will beckon you, hold this in your heart. These will activate the event-string contained in this experience that was designed in small part by you, and in large part by a collective of consciousnesses that you may refer to as the WingMakers.”
My Personal Recommendations
So, with all of those qualifications, I will give you my personal recommendation. If you can, acquire the Collected Works of the WingMakers.
I know it’s an expensive book, but in the grand scheme of things, this material has a potency to it that, in my view, is unparalleled. Because of its sheer size and the fact that it’s full color throughout its pages, the Collected Works are costly, but it’s the best way, in my humble opinion to study these materials and really get to the core of the messages that James is providing to us. Plus, you get the piloting of John Berges who guides you through the materials, providing the context and connections.
The other thing I would do is to listen to the music as I read the Collected Works. The art, similar to the music, is powerful as an activator because it transcends language and education barriers. And the art section also includes the poetry associated with each painting in the mixed media galleries.
This website is also a great way to learn about the materials, so for those who don’t want to make any purchases, I would recommend to take your time and review all the main sections, and see what emerges as resonant, supportive and provocative to your heart and mind.
Music and art are very subjective, but I’m particularly fond of the music in the Hakomi 4-6. Lyricus The Grand Portal, and First Source CDs. As for the Chamber Paintings, I have many of them framed on the walls of my home, and they remind me of the lessons I’ve had interacting with this material. If you go to the Mixed Media galleries in the Art section, you will not only see the art and be able to read the poetry, but you can also see James’ notes for almost every painting (of which there are 98).
James had held back on the release of the Fifth Interview of Dr. Jamisson Neruda for 15 years. To my way of thinking, it’s the most radical and potent of the WingMakers materials. But you have to read it with an open mind and a willingness to suspend your internal censor. The whole Sovereign Integral process is unveiled in that interview and it is life changing for many people.
One final comment or recommendation… if you like novels, Quantusum is a gem. It contains some profoundly esoteric and important content about the spiritual realms. It’s really an excellent way to understand the broader multiverse and see, by way of example, how to live a love-centered life. I also like James’ newest novel, The Weather Composer. It’s definitely more action-oriented, and because it’s centered in a post-apocalyptic world in Iran, it’s a bit edgy, but from darkness you can feel the light better sometimes. To me, this is the case in this novel.