Monday, June 21, 2010

It is Done!

And the Lord God did look down upon the Work, and he saw that it was Good. And he gathered his angels, including Michael the Scribe, and he said, “Let it be Done.” And the angels cheered with joy. And Michael the Scribe did smile, and he did email the manuscript to the Holy Publisher, and he said “Let there be Choice t-shirts and mugs, and Choice logo spaghetti strap tanks and thong panties…

And the Lord God did smile upon Michael the Scribe, and he told him to celebrate and go to the land of Vega$, and to frolic amongst the ecdysiasts and to go clubbing with Lenka the Fetching, and to do so during the week when the room rates were lowest…

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Choice of NOW June 18th, 2010

I will be speaking at the Portal to ascension event "The Choice of NOW" on Friday June 18th, 2010 @ Gingers Garden. 2488 Newport Blvd Suite A1 Costa Mesa, CA I will be appearing along with Mark "Dr. DREAM" Peebler. The event is 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Tickets are $30. For more information, call Neil @ (949) 302-4194.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MUFON Lectures Rock!

I had a fantastic time over the last two nights speaking to the MUFON Los Angeles and MUFON OC organizations. The Mutual UFO Network is one of the oldest and most venerable UFO research groups on the planet, with a history that goes back into the late 1960’s. It boasts tens of thousands of members worldwide and is dedicated to maintaining high scientific standards in the field of UFO investigation.

I was invited to speak a few months back through my good friend Barbara Yates after I made couple of appearances at her private lecture series in Huntington Beach. Jamie Hunter of MUFON was kind enough to invite me to speak in Studio City and Orange County on back to back nights.

Tuesday I had a pretty good turnout at the monthly MUFON LA meeting and I saw some of my usual peeps there. The event went well and everybody seemed pleased with the event. Wednesday in the OC was even better, with more than 100 people turning out and generally upbeat vibe. I met a real hero, NASA astronaut L. Blaine Hammond, who piloted the space shuttle Discovery on the STS-39 and STS-64. It was a true honor to chat with him before the lecture. After that it was a solid 2 hours of me yapping about hyper-dimensional physics, why quantum physics is crap, and the coming changes I see in our society as a result of this new physics of consciousness. I ended the show with a message about what we can all do to affect a positive change for planet in the coming years.

Special thanks to Jamie Hunter, all the guys at MUFON, Melinda Leslie, Barbara Yates, and Shana’s mom Sheila. It was a great two days. I sold out all my copies of Dark Mission!

I’ll post some video to Youtube in the next few days.

Now, back to finishing my manuscript for The Choice...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

"The Choice" Word Count - 46% Done on My New Book!

The word count on my second book "The Choice" is up to 46%! I'm almost half way there...

30151 / 65000 words. 46% done!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Highlights From the Aetherius Society Lecture 3/14/2010

Some selected moments from my gig with the Reverend Brian Keneipp @ the Aetherius Society in Hollywood.

Part II

Part III

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Return of Lunar Anomalies

oe Kidd has kindly ressurected the content from my old Lunar Anomalies web site. Thanks Joe!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Upcoming Appearances - 2010

Here is a schedule of my upcoming lecture appearances. Don't hesitate to drop by even if you've seen me recently. The presentation changes a bit everytime.

"The Science and Spirit of 2012" with Sean David Morton 
Friday, April 23rd 2010 @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM

The Learning Light Foundation
1212 East Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 533-2311

Tuesday, May 18th @ 8pm
Unitarian Universalist Church (Inside the Fellowship Hall)
12355 Moorpark St.Studio City, CA 91604
General Admission: $15.00MUFON LA members: $10

Wednesday, May 19th @ 7:30pm
Neighborhood Community Center1845 Park AveCosta Mesa 92627
General Admission: $12MUFON OC members/students with id/first timers: $7

"Harmonic Convergence\Day of Peace"
Thursday, May 27, 2010 6:30PM-8:30PM

5700 Buckingham Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 348-1250

Reccomended Donation to the Church: $30

Do me a favor and contact and tell her you'd like to have me speak at this event. It isn't nailed down yet and it's for a good cause. It really is a wonderful church.

Saturday, June 19th, 2010
"The Choice"

The Learning Light Foundation

1212 East Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 533-2311
Admission $20 prepaid, $25 day of the event

AlienEvent Mexico City
August 28-30, 2010
Mexico City, Mexico
More Information:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Preliminary Cover for "The Choice" is Out

Got the artwork for the cover for my second book today. I really love it except they got the subtitle wrong, but hey, it's a subtitle. I'll post the final version when it's ready.

Now all I have to do is finish by the deadline...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lightbringer Productions Inc. and Reel Magic Productions Reach Agreement to Produce "Tech Support" for the Big Screen

My new production company, Lightbringer Productions Inc. has reached an agreement with Reel Magic Productions of Las Vegas, Nevada to produce "Tech Support," a full length feature film for the big screen. "Tech Support" is based on my original screenplay and will be filmed in Los Angeles. Alan Pezutto of Reel Magic will Produce.

The script will be locked this week, with press releases and casting notices going into the trades for the week of March 15 - 19. Auditions will be held shortly thereafter with principal photography tentatively scheduled to begin in early April. There will be an official website and formal announcements next week.

"Tech Support" will be distributed worldwide by Asgaard Media.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mike Bara's "The Choice" to be Published by New Page Books

My second non-fiction book, entitled “The Choice,” has been picked up by New Page Books for publication in October of 2010. Previously titled “The Nemesis Effect,” the book had been scheduled to be published by Feral House, but when the direction of the manuscript changed, we mutually agreed that “The Choice” would be better served at a different publisher.

I’m very happy with the change in publishers, as New Page has promised to make “The Choice” a centerpiece of their fall campaign and put a full publicity push behind it. “The Choice” will also be supported by a documentary film of the same name. It is currently in production by Asgaard Media.

Here is the catalog copy that is going out next week to distributors:

You know The Secret. Now make The Choice…

There is a great shift coming in the near future. We can all feel it. But what does it truly herald for the planet we inhabit? Is there reason for legitimate concern about the apocalyptic prophecies of the Mayan calendar end date of December 21, 2012, and is there an underlying physics that drives these changes? How do planetary alignments and astronomical events like the ones in 2012 have a profound effect on the consciousness of each one of us? And most importantly, what can each of us do to influence this coming shift in both consciousness and physical reality?

New York Times Bestselling author Mike Bara examines all these questions and many more in “The Choice.”

“The Choice” also includes:

• Detailed descriptions of a revolutionary new theory of physics that proves the theory behind “The Secret”
• How to use your own inner light, the power of your mind and spirit, to influence the physical world
• How governments the world over are preparing for the coming decade of change
• What your role is in determining your place in the Next Age

If we truly can make this world into anything we want, which path will we choose?


Mike Bara is an aerospace engineering consultant, author and lecturer, and is the co-author of the New York Times non-fiction bestseller “Dark Mission – the Secret History of NASA.” He has spoken at various venues including the Bay Area UFO Expo, the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles and the CE4 UFO conference in Roswell, New Mexico. Currently, he stars in the documentary film “Moon Rising,” and is staring in and producing his own documentary film based on Dark Mission for Sacred Mysteries Productions. In his previous career, Mike spent more than 25 years designing and consulting on engineering and Computer Aided Design for a variety of aerospace companies. He resides in Los Angeles, California.

The Meaning of My Name

A couple days ago I got curious about the meaning of my name after doing a bit of reading on numerology, astrology and the like. As many of you know, I have no small degree of ambition, not just for my writing career, but also for lecturing, inspirational speaking and (maybe) even acting or directing in film. With that in mind, I did a little research, and what I came up with boggled my mind, to say the least, but in a good way.

Let’s start with my given name, Michael. Now this is a very common name, especially among men of my age bracket. I will never forget one day at work in my day job as a card carrying member of the military\industrial complex when I was sitting around BS-ing with half a dozen co-workers. Our boss came out and said “Hey Mike, when you get done there could you come into my office?” We looked at each other – all six of us were named “Mike.”

The name Michael turns out to be biblical, of course. In the bible, St. Michael was the conqueror of Satan and patron saint of soldiers. The literal meaning from Hebrew is “(He) who is like God.”

My last name, Bara, is even more interesting. It is not so much a name as it is a word. It is also of Hebrew origin, specifically from the Book of Genesis. It literally means to “create,” or to “create something from nothing.” And we ain’t just talkin’ about creating a piece of sculpture or designing a bridge here. We’re talking about God’s literal creation of the Universe and all that’s in it:

“The verb bara' is used in the basic (qal) stem some 38 times, and in the passive (niphal) stem ten times. All of the uses are in contexts where the English translation “create” fits; and in all the contexts it is God who creates. But the separate categories of meaning will further define what this “creation” is like. Here it will be helpful to survey what was created and then determine how it was done. The categories of meaning with selected samples are:

1. The Formation of the Universe and All Its Contents

The most common use of bara’ applies to God’s acts of the creation of the universe (and all universes) and what is in it. The texts all reveal that God’s creative works are incomparable, and whatever was created is perfect. We may sub-divide this category for specific examples

The Universe. There is no word more appropriate to the dramatic statements about God’s formation of the universe(s) than this word bara’. The term describes exclusively the work of God in producing what to man is unthinkable and impossible. The first verse of the Bible asserts God’s creation rather matter-of-factly: “In the beginning God created (bara’) the heavens and the earth.” The contents of Genesis 1 and corroborative statements such as that found in Psalm 33:9 explain that the means of this creation was the divine decree--God spoke, and it happened. God’s powerful word created everything.

Other passages fit this point as well. Genesis 2:3, stressing that God ceased from his work, summarizes the creation of the heaven and the earth and all the contents with bara’. Isaiah also uses bara’ in this sense, affirming that it is the LORD who created the heavens (Isa. 42:5), the stars (Isa. 40:26), and the ends of the earth (Isa. 40:28). The psalmist also affirms that God created the north and the south (Ps. 89:12 [13]), which also may be a merism for the whole world.

Cosmic Forces. The verb bara’ is also used to tell of God’s producing the forces of nature. Amos describes the LORD as the one who formed (< yatsar) the mountains and created (bara’) the wind (Am. 4:13). Darkness is also a result of God’s creative power; the LORD says through Isaiah, “I form (yatsar) the light and create (bara’) the darkness. I make (‘asah) peace and create (bara’ ) evil” (Isa. 45:7). “Darkness” in this passage is parallel with “evil” by virtue of the repetition of the verb. The words may stress the evil forces of darkness, or painful calamity, of distressing situations, in contrast to light and peace. Modern scholarship has detected a reference here to early forms of Persian dualism.

Living Creatures. Bara’ is used in Genesis to express the creation of humans as well as other beings. Three times the verb is used in Genesis 1:27; then in the same sense it is repeated in Genesis 5:1, 2; 6:7; Deut. 4:32; and in Isaiah 45:12. The Scripture thereby stresses that humans are exclusively the product of God’s creative act. Since the account in Genesis 2:7 specifies that mankind was formed (yatsar) from the dust of the ground, it may be concluded that the verb bara’ in reference to humans at least describes a formation using pre-existing material. It was a shaping and transforming of dust into a body that the word bara’ summarizes. The use of this verb yatsar should probably be understood figuratively because creation was by divine decree.

One verse that needs additional attention is Psalm 89:47 [48], which says, “Remember how short my time is; why have you made (bara’ta) all mankind in vain?” The word is here used for the making of the whole human race. Because God created the man and the woman in the beginning, he is therefore perceived to be the one who created the human race too. In other passages synonyms of bara’ are used to ascribe divine causality to the process of human reproduction (cf. Ps. 139:13 which focuses on the development in the womb as God’s creative work).

Bara’ is also used in Genesis 1:21 for the making of the great sea creatures, every living creature that the waters brought forth, and every winged fowl. Why our word is used in this verse is not immediately clear. It may be that since the great sea creatures were feared and venerated in the pagan religions the writer wished to stress the fact that they were only creatures, the product of God’s sovereign creative decree.”

- - From Old Testament Word Studies 


So what about my middle name? Well, my middle name is Herbert. I was named for my uncle Burt, who was so pissed off that my first name wasn’t Herbert that he didn’t speak to my parents for months after I was born. Truthfully, I never liked the name much, and at one time I seriously considered changing it to “Alexander.” Now I’m glad I didn’t.

“Herbert” is a name of German origin which means “A bright army” “bright warrior” or “Illustrious warrior.” Seems like a lot of warring going on between “Michael” and “Herbert,” eh?

So let’s see if I’ve got this straight. My name means “(He) who is like God creates an army of light."

Oh, and just by the way, he does this using God's powers of creation and he defeats Satan along the way.

OK. If that isn’t a recipe for megalomania…

But it gets weirder. The title of my first novel? “Lightbringer.” The name of this blog? “The Lightbringer blog.”

Right. Maybe there is something to all this New Age\Hippy stuff after all.

So there you have it. Join my army of Light or the streets will flow with the blood of the unbelievers.

I’m kidding. Really. But F**k with me at your own risk… :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The 2010 Conscious Life Expo

Over this past weekend I had the chance to speak at and attend the 2010 Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles at the LAX Hilton. As always, it was a fun experience and I had a real blast hanging out with my friends and cohorts in the UFO\New Age community.

I shared a vendor table with my friend Michael J. Kouri, who is a very well known spiritual medium with lots of celebrity clients. I have to admit it’s kind of weird to hang out with someone who can read your mind, see you spirit guides and foretell your future, but you have to keep in mind that we all have control over our own destiny, and Michael can only really see the probabilities as they are laid out from any particular moment in time. That said, it’s amazing to me how he is able to read people very accurately and with such compassion. He read a friend of mine over drinks on Saturday and it was quite astounding.

Friday was my free lecture, given in the Century B room of the LAX Hilton. The room has a capacity of about 80 people, and I was pleasantly impressed when I had a full house. I’ve been going over this lecture in my head for weeks, and I’ve been constantly getting the message that in order to reach more people, especially younger females – who are my target audience with “The Choice,” I need to get out of my head and speak more from my heart – the center of my chest. Taking this advice to heart, I had managed to cut my 45 minute presentation down to 180 slides (LOL).

Laughing at my inability to let go of old habits, the night before I had the thought that perhaps “The Universe” (that’s AKA GOD for those of you who aren’t hippies) would arrange things so that my computer and\or projector wouldn’t work properly, forcing me to wing it. Of course, I got in the room a little early, and the big G had indeed made sure that the projector wasn’t there.

Deciding this was a message, I just started to talk from memory. I was a little disorganized and it was tough to explain certain visual concepts without my slides, but I realized that I could probably do the show with as few as a dozen slides from now on, and that is my goal for the future. I was happy with the response to my lecture and next year when I have my new book out I’m sure I’ll be doing a longer stint. About half way through, I got a pleasant surprise when my co-author on Dark Mission Richard C. Hoagland showed up. He managed to give me a few fatherly pointers throughout the remainder of the talk and it was nice to see him and Robin again. Afterwards, there was some question and answer stuff from the audience. I have to say I was a bit disappointed at the number of conspiracy related questions from the male members of the audience, but you reap what you sow I guess. It will take me a while to establish a new brand identity so I guess I’d just better get used to it. That’s what I get for calling myself a “Born Again Conspiracy Theorist.”

After that, it was drinks and dinner in the bar, a production meeting for the documentary version of”The Choice,” my next book, and then home to Redondo Beach for a short night’s sleep. The next day I spent most of my time helping out the film production, bringing in and interviewing guests like William Henry Michael Kouri and Maryanne Comoroto, who impressed me to no end. I even asked her to marry me on the spot, but sadly, she is already taken.

Sunday was a big day, with more interviews and dropping in on the likes of Greg Braden, Jordan Maxwell and of course “The Sean” – Sean David Morton, who was on fire and had the crowd rolling with laughter. Even though I’d heard all the same jokes before, Sean’s delivery was so perfect and the audience so enthusiastic that I couldn’t help but laugh my ass off.

All in all, it was an exhausting but productive weekend. Now all I have to do is watch all the interviews, timecode the sound bites, write a script for the film, shoot my own talking head stuff, help with the editing, find a voice over actress… oh, and finish a 70,000 word manuscript for the book version of “The Choice.”

And did I mention produce a Harmonic Convergence live event and maybe produce\write\act in a certain R-rated stripper comedy that is close to getting funding…

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Update on "The Choice" & Other News

My second non-fiction book, renamed "The Choice," has been tentatively picked up by a new publisher. Originally sold to Feral House when it was called "The Nemesis Effect," it has now been pulled by mutual agreement. My new publisher has asked for a couple more sample chapters but it looks like we will have a deal next week. Look for an announcement here when that is sealed up. The release date is still Fall 2010.

I'm also working on edits for the film version of "The Choice," which will be a documentary film released by Asgaard Media, a new production company I am affiliated with.

Psychic Medium Michael J. Kouri on the set of "The Choice"

I guess I know what I'm doing all weekend.

PS - And keep you ears to the ground for some rumblings about a big hearted comedy called "Tech Support" being geared up for production...

It's Not Ruins on Mars!

A couple years back, Richard C. Hoagland sent me an image that at first astounded me. It sure looked like one of the Mars rovers had come up to a hillside that had three equally spaced structures on it. But after five minutes, we realized it was just an optical illusion. The image is from the Rover's Rock Abrasion Tool (the same one JPL used to grind a fossilized Martian plant to dust in 2004). The RAT has a special zoom lens on it for close work (they have to get a good look at the evidence of Martian life they are about to grind up).

The point is, the RAT camera has a fish-eye lens, which is why the horizion is distorted. What looks to be a smooth sandy hillside is actually the inside of the RAT camera's protective hood, and the three equally spaced "structures" are just tiny fittings or nutplates on the inside of the camera shroud. It's easy to be fooled, but sadly, it's not the smoking gun.

BTW, if you want to read more about the Martian crinoid fossil, check out chapter 11 of our book, Dark Mission-The Secret History of NASA.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Upcoming Appearances

Here's a quick list of my speaking schedule over the next few months:

"World in Crisis and the Emerging Shift in Consciousness" - Sunday, March 14th, 2-5 PM - The Aetherius Society, Hollywood, CA -

"AlienEvent\New Hope for Humanity" - March 20-21, 2010 - Olympic Collection Conference Center, Los Angeles CA

"The Science and Spirit of 2012" with Sean David Morton - Friday, April 2nd 2010 @ The Learning Light Foundation, Anaheim, CA

"Harmonic Convergence\Day of Peace" - Saturday, May 29, 2010 @ The Ricardo Montalban Theater, Hollywood, CA - Sign up for more information @

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Interview From 2008 in Paranoia Magazine

Here's a copy of my interview in issue 49 of Paranoia Magazine. It's from a while back, but still was fun to do.

Here's a link to a PDF version of the interview.