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… :)