Heaven’s Gate is a well-produced and thought-provoking podcast that takes a deep look at the cult of the same name. Over 20 years ago, this group emerged from obscurity and captivated the world when 39 members took their own lives in a mass suicide. Host Glynn Washington offers insight through interviews with the departed’s loved ones, ex-members and videotapes containing personal messages left behind by the group.
I listened to the series, which released its final episode near the end of December, and found it absolutely riveting. The host himself was a member of a cult in his childhood and offers amazing personal insights into how rational, intelligent individuals can make the choice to leave everything they know to join a new and different family… and even make the ultimate sacrifice to uphold their ideals.
You can listen to the entire 10-episode series for free on Stitcher or wherever you get podcasts.
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I was frequently used on the series if anyone wants to ask me any questions. My facebook page is sawyer heavensgate and my blog is sawyerhg.wordpress.com and my youtube channel is 3spm and my email address is [email protected].
I enjoyed the series but there was a huge amount they never covered that is even more interesting than what they did cover and I made blog entries of my responses to most episodes. Just search my blog for Pineapple to find them.
I was with Ti and Do’s cult for 19 years and also wrote a book that reveals in great detail that they were exactly who they said they were and much much more. It’s beyond religion and spirituality and atheism and our science, so it looks like a sci-fi mix of all of it, also addressing conspiracies, ufo’s.
Thanks for reaching out, Sawyer, and for sharing your additional resources, very much appreciated!
It’s my pleasure Jacob
The most accurate information on HG is the info left behind by HG, not Sawyer’s blog and book which he is writing on his own as part of his self-appointed mission here on planet earth which he claims he got from some dreams. Hundreds of hours of audio tapes left behind by the group are being suppressed and Sawyer has stated that he does “not care” that these tapes are being suppressed, probably because his primary interest is promoting his blog, book and himself. Sawyer had no interest in distributing HG’s info after they left in 1997 despite the fact that the group repeatedly stated in their final letters to some former members of the group that they wanted their info to get out. Sawyer did not receive one of these letters.
Carlan is right. The most accurate information on HG is in the information left behind but as I was with Ti and Do for 19 years and witnessed most of that information’s progression and have countless examples of the many things Ti and Do taught, I provide additional insights to the truth about Ti and Do that some people value. Some of the mistruths Carlan stated in his comment were:
1) The mission I have is the same mission anyone can have – to tell the truth from everything Ti and Do left behind which includes my personal witness testimony. Thus it’s not “self appointed” as DO is the one who compelled anyone to disseminate their information so people could have a more in depth understanding of what they were all about. What Carlan is referring to as dreams is true but I didn’t start being of service to Ti and Do again because of the dreams, though they did help me come to terms with the bond I had formed with Ti and Do while in the group, since I had become reabsorbed into worldliness after I left them voluntarily. I continued to have dreams sometimes in response to questions I had and sometimes to correct me, though I don’t expect Carlan to believe they could have actually been Ti and Do and Crew communicating from their spacecraft. We were taught that dream time could be used by the Next Level to help us with our lesson steps, though I never claim they can be counted upon 100% because the lower forces of the planet can also influence us through dreams. Like anything one can learn to recognize the differences.
2) Carlan keeps repeating and taking out of context my saying I do “not care” that the audio tapes are still being suppressed by Mark and Sarah, the Heaven’s Gate webmasters. First off several hundred of those audio tapes with Ti’s inclusion on them are available and I do distribute them freely to anyone who asks me for them. The couple hundred tapes still being supressed are not in my hands and I have no influence upon Mark and Sarah, though I have tried to talk sense to them. But since DO saw to it that Rkkody got the first batch of tapes and distributed them – sent me a cd, etc. when he could have arranged for them to be distributed the same way he arranged for the exit video’s and web site and Beyond Human Series to be available and could have had them all transcribed, a project we did have starting from before Ti left her vehicle in 1985, I trust that we have all the information they want us to have access to, so in that way I don’t have this cross to bear though I wouldn’t be against someone trying to get the tapes through some legal means. It just doesn’t feel like a priority when there is so much information they provided.
3) I do have interest in promoting the HG info as I have done on my blogs, on my youtube channel and on my facebook pages and in thousands of comments on other’s blogs, channels and emails and other media to include the use of music I write that gets posted to music sites and that I talk about when the subject comes up in some form in my personal offline life. I have done this for over 15 years now in degrees so that now it’s a full time job I’m fortunate enough to be able to do.
Yes I do promote my book that brings scriptural evidence to Ti and Do as the so called Second Coming as DO always thought Christians were the number one group who were prepared to receive the truth, though are also the most misguided away from that truth. Since DO started me off on getting into scripture this felt natural for me to dive into.
It’s true that I was not mentioned in the letters Do and Crew sent to Mark and Sarah, to Rkkody and to a few others who at the time had expressed interest in the task of disseminating their information. I don’t know why Carlan is bringing that up as he knows DO wasn’t limiting who could take on that task, which it also states in the letters.
Why call out someone who it telling the truth about Ti and Do in whatever ways they can. It’s not like I do so under false pretenses. I’m not starting a new cult nor trying to be a new leader nor am I replacing Do in any way, shape or form. I’m not making hardly any money from doing so. I’ve made less than $75 in royalties for my book over the last year of sales. I give my book away on my blog. I don’t claim anyone needs anything I say or do to grow closer to Ti and Do.
Carlan’s beef with me is a human beef entirely and he knows that I will examine anything someone brings up to me and if their criticism fits I will wear that shoe as I’ve demonstrated by admitting to some of the things he brought against me years ago, things that in no way were related to changing Ti and Do’s information one iota.
I do promote myself as a witness to Ti and Do’s classroom. That’s what’s called “Standing for Ti and Do”. One can send people Their information and that’s fine but to give each person one’s personal testimony and experience can certainly become part of that process that can be of value. Ti and Do taught that their students were all attached to a strain of other souls who are taking vehicles to move up a notch in their own development towards Next Level membership. They taught that each student’s way of expressing themselves might appeal to different individuals in such a way that they can benefit from having that contact. DO even indicated that in his absence if there were “active students” left behind then those who are interested in the information should seek to have contact with them. I can’t imagine that such a contact was meant to be limited to telling them where they could find the HG information as anyone can find that for themselves by going to the Heavensgate.com web site and downloading their book that contains all the necessary information.
Carlan, you are fighting against the wrong enemy to try to limit or discredit me. As Jesus said about John the Baptist… if he’s saying the same things I’m saying then he’s on our side.