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Orbs: Benevolent Spirits
The Invisible Made Visible
Cedar Rivers

Where were you when you took your first photograph of an Orb? This may become one of those quintessential questions that ranks up
there along with Where were you when Princess Diana died? and Where were you when Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon?
And Where were you when the World Trade Centre collapsed?
Why? Because, - when Orbs appear in your photographs,
they are extending an invitation into the relatively unexplored worlds of The Invisible Realms.

Introduction to Orbs

I'll never forget my first experience photographing these luminous spheres of light. I was in the coastal city of Woy Woy just north of
Sydney with a dear friend, Nina. We were watching an evening procession of lanterns at the 2007 Australia Day celebrations.
A magnificent pelican lantern carried by four local luminaries passed through the smoke produced by a nearby Aboriginal smoking ceremony.
At that precise moment I poised my brand new Sony 7.2 megapixel camera and clicked. I remember looking at the screen on
my camera and asking myself and Nina: What on earth are those balls of light?

Australia Day 2007 Woy Woy l

Passing through the Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony. Orbs join the Australia Day procession.

Lantern Festival
The other side of the smoke.

Little did I know that this innocent question would lead me on a journey of intense personal study.
Indeed, I have used my trusty camera to take photos most nights and many days ever since.

Later on that same memorable night in February 2007, my inner voice urged me to take my camera down by the ocean at
MacMasters Beach. Years earlier I had learned that it was wise to follow this intuitive voice, as it would invariably lead me to greater
discovery and on interesting adventures. Not surprisingly, more Orbs appeared in the photographs that I took on the beach that night.

Beach Feb Full Moon 2007 Central Coast

Party Time - Fun for All

A week later I went to Nina's birthday party. She had invited everyone to dress as faeries or football players or football playing faeries,
and children and adults alike joined in the frivolity and spirit of celebration. A terrific variety of events had been organised and everyone
was having great fun so I walked around and took lots of party snaps. I was overjoyed to find Orbs in the majority of my photos
including two vibrant and spectacular ones that seriously warranted my attention.

Fire Twirling

Iridescent blue Orb observes Rachel twirling fire.

Pearlescent extra detail

Pearlescent Orb joins ‘human faeries’ Fiona, Dionne and Cate.


My book and eBook The New Frontier: multidimensionality was released in August 2012

Awakening to Other Worlds

Something profound was beginning to stir in me. I had been on a deeply spiritual journey for decades and now it was deepening.
For some time life had been synchronous for me, and now synchronicity was becoming even more instant and miraculous.
I called this ‘something’ High Magic, some others call it Living in the Now. New and pleasant energies were intensifying within,
and I found myself entering the much, much lighter worlds of The Mystery. Perhaps these Orbs had something to do with
these new energies or were a reflection of my ripeness for greater cosmic consciousness. What if they were
messengers from, or portals to, the mysterious Oneness?

I was beginning to hear stories about people all over the world photographing Orbs while using their digital cameras, and that
film-makers frequently needed to edit them out of their movies. Even though I was endlessly fascinated by these subjects,
I deliberately stayed away from the work of other enthusiasts for some months. I wanted to find my own conclusions.
I had already experienced some skepticism among a few of my friends who had discounted them as mere camera anomalies,
tricks of light, or dust and moisture particles. I recognized these doubts as valid enquiries, and explored and experimented
with these possibilities and indeed found that many ‘orbs’ could be explained away in this fashion.

Even Skeptics Are On the Journey to Higher Consciousness

Individuals who experience this world as purely physical and rational, which is the normal world to them, seem to need a certain
skepticism, otherwise they would have to accept that there is something beyond the obvious going on, something paranormal.
The possibility of otherworldly existences can create genuine fear in people. It is the very real and understandable fear of the unknown.
On more than one occasion I have been standing beside a disbeliever, both with our cameras in hand, taking photos at the same time
in the same direction, and my photos will reveal Orbs while theirs will not. Why is that? I have also experienced skeptics
changing their opinions after having their own otherworldly experiences and epiphanies.
Patience is the key - leave it to the Orbs to sort out.

Anastasia’s Sphere of Light and Energy

Anastasia Series

There is a series of books by Vladimir Megre from The Ringing Cedars publishers that explore the life of a woman called Anastasia who exhibits all the heightened abilities of a fully realised human being. She was orphaned as an infant and left to survive largely on her own in the cedar forests of Siberia.

The story goes that Anastasia was raised by a bear and a sphere of light and energy that guided and protected her. She brings practical solutions for humanity suggesting new gardening and parenting techniques and ideas of how we may evolve in consciousness and creativity.


Do Orbs Create Crop Circles?

The appearance of crop circles in grain fields all over the world has intensified over the past two decades. By far the greatest number
of these designs materialise in fields in the Wessex Triangle in southern England beginning around April and culminating prior to the
harvest in August and September. Orbs are frequently photographed in and around these formations and seem to be intricately
connected with this phenomenon; indeed they may even create them. I had the good fortune to be in Wiltshire to see the first
video filmed by a local farmer which showed three Orbs moving over a field on his farm in the early hours of the morning.
At The Barge Inn, the local hub for croppies, I watched the video over and over many times and was astonished to see that
three small Orbs descended and circled over the field three times leaving a large and intricate design in their wake, in just
twelve short seconds. There is now a preponderance of evidence by croppies reporting the link between Orbs and crop circles.

Crop Circle
We may eventually employ the advanced
‘technology’ that Orbs use to create crop circles.

Crop Circle Movie


The Mystery Reveals More of Itself

Humans have explored the length and breadth of every country on Earth; we have walked on the moon and invented technology that enables
us to explore the far reaches of the galaxies. Now even ‘ordinary people’ can be open to new opportunities and we don’t have to travel
anywhere to find them. When we are open, willing and welcoming, the Orbs and other Radiant Beings of Light simply come to us.
Advanced camera technology has introduced them to us and many who are heightening their abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy,
imagination and intuition are interacting with them without the aid of cameras. Readers will be aware that humanity is on the
brink of a huge leap in consciousness and that we are now set to make profound discoveries within the non-material
worlds of Inter-Dimensionality, which may turn out to be The New Frontier.



You Can Photograph Orbs Too

Observing Light Orbs

One of my greatest delights is teaching others how to photographs Orbs, as it is not only great fun it also has the potential of opening new
worlds to them, as it has done for me. Children are a particular joy to teach as they are open, unselfconscious, and curious.
In my experience they are always successful on their first attempt. It is important to use gentle encouragement and not to
pressure another into participating. As with all satisfying learning, readiness is all, and every individual’s journey advances
with their own interests and at their own pace.

Digital and Video Cameras

Any digital camera with the flash turned on, or video camera with infra-red capabilities are ideal and the best results are usually achieved
between dusk and sunrise or in a darkened or semi-dark room, although they may be photographed in broad daylight as well. They seem
to particularly enjoy being around children, animals and music and as my photos attest, they clearly love zooming around in rain and storms.

Connecting with Orbs - A Soft Approach

Your intention and approach are important. Treat them as you would an honoured guest in your home. This may be done either by
thought or in spoken conversation. Offer a warm and open invitation for them to show up, treat them with respect, generosity and kindness.
Ask how you may serve them, thank them for their presence and farewell them when it is time for you to leave.

Whether one-on-one or at my Observing Light Orbs gatherings, I always encourage participants to be mindful of the power of language
- to take the 'war' out of our language - thus we never ‘shoot’ or ‘capture’ them - we always ‘photograph’ them and
we don’t go ‘hunting’ for them, we ‘look’ for them or ‘commune’ with them.

Approach all beings from the Invisible Realms in a state of soft enquiry and gratitude and always, always trust what your intuition tells you.
We are approaching a complex new stage in our evolution where curiosity, intuition and imagination may well prove to be our greatest allies.

Communicating with Orbs and Other Inter-Dimensional Beings

Whenever I don’t want Orbs in my photos I simply communicate the thought ‘Not this one please’ and sure enough the photo will be Orb-less.
Similarly they follow my requests to ‘come for a walk’, ‘move over there’, ‘go higher in the tree’, ‘on top of the wardrobe’, ‘beside my son’
and ‘meet you in Melbourne’ and so on. They respond instantly and appear to know what I’m thinking even before I do. I feel a warm
excitement - a gentle electrical tingling and an alert ‘fullness’ in my body when they are around. On countless occasions they have urged
me to get out of bed between the times of 3am and 4am, to collect my camera off its altar and come out to play. The stillness and
silence of this time is optimal for open receptivity to these entities.

Beyond the third dimension of gross matter lie innumerable life-forms living in the higher vibrational frequencies both here on Earth and in
the Universe. Orbs emanate the frequencies of love and joy. As you progress in your discovery, watch for other representations of the
Invisible Realms
, from very, very large to tiny, as they will surely appear to meet you when you become open to them. If they are too
unusual for your sensibilities, firmly ask them not to appear and they will usually respect your request.


Organising Your Photos

Might I also suggest that you learn from my mistakes and organise your photos in a system by labelling them with date, place and notes.
Always keep your originals separate and work only from copies. I messed up hundreds of my photos by reducing them in resolution and
size without realising that I would now be teaching and sharing my discoveries with others. You can use a photo enhancing software
program with your copy to adjust contrast or brightness and to zoom in, as this often highlights features that you might otherwise miss.

The Observers - Human and Non-Human

Watching them watching us. Orbs love to learn and are curious observers. They show up in droves to settings where
there is good humour, playfulness, interesting teachings and creative activities happening.

Wayne and Buddita

There is vibrancy and marvellous discovery to this phenomenon and Orb watching events are now being held in many
countries around the world. Some observers just stay in ‘the wow factor’ while others are inspired to more in-depth research.
Both approaches are perfectly fine as it is all part of the process of the journey. However, as with all things,
the more you focus, the more you will learn and the greater success you will have.

Orbs on the Internet

There are now many websites and forums devoted to the subjects of Orbs and other Radiant Beings of Light and YouTube has some splendid
videos showing them in various activities. Check out some of these videos to get a sense of how swiftly they move.
Also, a search on the Facebook social networking site will reveal individuals and groups that are graciously
sharing their latest research, photographs, videos and events.

Benevolent Spirits Benevolent Spirits

Photos with Permission: Benevolent Spirits - many more interesting photographs here

Linda White Buffalo sees orbs and other benevolent spirits without the aid of a camera.
Click here for a most interesting interview with Linda

Readers Share Their Photos and Experiences

This is a magical mystery tour into multi-dimensional realities. I receive fascinating photographs from participants of my gatherings and
from readers of my website wishing to share their own mystical experiences. I cannot say definitively what Orbs are, however I do know
that I am as passionate in my study of them now as I was in early 2007. They are certainly unidentified flying objects and they have
caught the interest of many, many others who are also doing their very best to identify them.

Deva and Friend
Ammachi - The Divine Mother
Photo by Olga of Deva Premal
Photo by Elaine of hexagonal Orb
Photo sent in by Susan


More Characteristics of Orbs

Orbs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours and textures.


The most common shapes are spheres, diamonds, crescents, hexagons, oblongs.

Orb clusters form sacred geometric shapes - triangles, cubes, vesica pisces.

Triangle Vortex

People appear to have one or more Orb companions and/or mentors.

Telepathy or thought transference is the best way to communicate with orbs.

Orbs travel at high speed.

Zoom Zoom Zoom

Orbs are playful and respond to requests.

Orbs appear individually, in groups and in clusters.

Orbs frequently display faces, lettering, words, numbers and concentric circles.

Orbs are often seen around birth and death.

We may travel in our own ‘spherical vehicle’ when having
near-death and out-of-body experiences.

Orbs may be aspects of ourselves, fully awakened beings, nature spirits,
angels, intra-dimensional beings and extraterrestrials.

Orbs often come in the colours of the light spectrum.

Close-Up Light Spectrum Close-Up
Light Spectrum - Two of my constant companions often change colours and internal features.
Love Orbs

Love is in the Air ~ My sister Chris Hooper, her dog and Orbs galore.

I took about 20 photos in this series and most have many, many Orbs and several are almost clear of them. This happens often. I'm toying with this notion ~ The orbs are still there and fully present. There are highly spiritual sages in the Himalayas, some indigenous shamans and others who can 'disappear' their bodies into other realms. It takes great focus and effort to dematerialise matter.

Similarly, I imagine that it takes enormous effort for the Orbs to slow down their frequencies sufficiently to materialise into the third dimension from their finer vibrational worlds.

Spheres of Light

Readers' Orbs

Spirit Photos


Spirit Beings

Spot the Orb

My friends on Facebook and I are having some very interesting conversations
about our experiences with our Unseen Friends. I have included the links to some of their sites.
There are also some terrific Orb groups to join.


Spirit Orbs Observing ABC Program on Atheism

Orbs and Adam/s

Phillip Adams is my favourite atheist... notice the inquisitive spirit orbs
learning from ABC program on Atheists hosted by Geraldine Doogue 29 March 09


After a full day studying UFO's I photographed an interesting series of lights at 9pm on 29 October 2009
The bright light in the upper right quadrant is the moon.



Photoshop action in second photo allows us to see more clearly where the intense energy is.

Spheres of Light

Readers' Photos of Orbs and Other Phenomena

Light Beings

ORBS - Other Realities Beyond Sight

Spirit Photos



6 January 10
Jan 6 2010

The same Orb as above photographed 6 January 2010

Golden Consciousness - Paula Johansen

Benevolent Spirits Larry and Linda

The Synchronicity Grid - Donna Spratt

Orbs, Light Waves and Cosmic Consciousness - Sandra Underwood

Incredible Light Beings of the Cosmos - Antonia Scott-Clark

ECETI - James Gilliland

Lights2Beyond - Katie Hall and John Pickering

Light Beings - Yvonne Scouller

Crop Circle Answers

Masters Connection

Ethereal Thoughts

The Orb Project Miceal Ledwith

Earth Angel - Michelle Brennan

Orbs and Spirit Clouds Maj-Britt Simble



This one is for my darling Zayla in the pink pyjamas.

Carmel Doak's wonderful Orbs vid


Kan San and the Higher Dimensions.

For some years now, many of us have been working with, writing about, and photographing Orbs, energies and entities
in the finer vibrational realms. Unseen allies and Mentors are here to help make our visions
and creations a reality. Here are some wonderful examples with Kan san and intelligences of the
Higher Dimensions. Are you calling upon your Mentors?