Mt. Narryer Station, Western Australia – Late February, 2019
Purpose of trip, to explore possible land site for building the first
Interstellar University and surrounding Community
The visit to this Western Australia site was undertaken by Jeanne White Eagle, John Pehrson, Michael and Melanie Tribe, and Sue Baugh who found and introduced us to this amazing land and its present owners(caretakers), the McTaggarts.
We traveled from Melbourne to Perth, and then drove 9 hours north to Mt. Narryer Station (which we would call a ranch in the U.S), owned by Carol and Sandy McTaggart. The station is 500,000 acres of grazing and semi-arid savanna with acacia and eucalyptus trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Besides cattle and sheep, the land supports abundant wildlife including kangaroo, emu, black swans, dingo, wild donkeys, various reptiles, and many bird and insect species. The couple put us up in their villa and showed us around the property over three days. We experienced sizzling summer heat—hitting 118 degrees during our visit. Nevertheless, we were able to accomplish much of what we had come to do in terms of seeing the land.
We were struck at that time by the welcoming nature of the land (something we had not expected), its powerful spiritual energy, and the ease with which we expressed our more subtle abilities, such as telepathy and reception of information the mountain had to share. Its silence and remoteness fostered this communication between us and the intelligence that permeated this place.
Spiritual Energy of the Site: this was the first and most obvious effect we felt, even from a distance. The site not only welcomes visitors but recognizes them. This means there is cooperation possible between people and energies in the land. The energy of this place was sweet, strong, and full of intelligence. The people who come here would be informed by the land about how to work with this place to make the most of it. There would also be cooperation with plant and animal life to make sure the land stayed spiritually whole and productive. If ETs want a receptive site, this may be one of the most receptive places on Earth.
Response of the Land: Everywhere we went, the animals and spirits greeted us favorably and responded in harmony with the ceremonies and spontaneous singing we did. That was consistent throughout the visit. The birds, the abundance of life that greeted our car, the orbs in the photographs—all of it was giving us a green light (literally in some cases). We were also amazed at how healthy and vital everything looked, which was a tribute to the caretaking of this land by the McTaggarts. “Healthy land, healthy people” – an Aboriginal saying.
Water Resources and Food Production Possibilities: One of our questions about this semi-arid land was about water. And yet, everywhere we were taken on this 500,000-acre property over a 3-day period, we found water to be easily accessible no more than 8-10 feet below the surface. In addition to running the 800 head of cattle that are already there, the availability of water suggests that future food production to support an Interstellar University and a surrounding community.
Square Kilometer Array: The silence has attracted others to build a large telescope array covering a square kilometer, built by 10 countries and the Australia Space Agency, not far from Mt. Narryer. This has imposed strict restrictions on the installation of any radio or TV emitting stations and on devices that may disturb their sensitive equipment. Some of the restrictions include the mountain but do not reach the homestead. They are scanning the cosmos for sounds from space. Perhaps there is a common purpose yet to be explored.
Ongoing Questions: We did come away with questions that would need to be answered should we move ahead to buy this property and build an Interstellar University and Community on this land. These include things such as:
Accessibility: The property is remote. This is good in some respects, but its remoteness would make it more difficult to bring in resources (both people and supplies) and build the infrastructure needed to support a community and teaching facility.
Power and Communications: The land is well-suited for wind and solar power, but these would have to be installed. Even so, it is likely that additional electrical power would be required. And, even though the villa has a landline phone, we would need cellular communication towers, in addition.
Pastoral Lease: Owning this property would require getting a pastoral lease and hiring a manager to run the cattle and, perhaps, other livestock for which the land was originally intended. Will this be possible for non-Australians to obtain from the government?
Cooperation w/Aboriginal Caretakers: For the Interstellar University to work, there would need to be close cooperation with the aboriginal elders and caretakers. While we feel this is quite possible, aboriginal support is still an open question.
SUITABILITY FOR INTERSTELLAR UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SITE
Given all the above, it appears the site is surprisingly well suited in terms of resources and available land to house the first Interstellar University and Community. Even its remoteness can be an advantage in terms of privacy and freedom from government interference. While Perth governs the sale of land, Murchison shire governs use of the land. Once the shire grants permission to build the facility, there would be little legal interference thereafter. The willingness of the land to work with people in this enterprise would make development much easier and more sustainable in the long term. There could be a rich exchange of information between people and nature entities that could benefit both.