If my educational background and general education has taught me anything, is to approach any "source of knowledge" with a healthy dosage of doubt. Having studied Philosophy, Classics and Comparative Literature in college, as well as subjects varying from Calculus to Hypnosis on my own, I also happen to get bored or annoyed quite easily... it just doesn't happen very often that I come across a text that feels fresh, original, provocative anymore.
Well, Bringers of the Dawn did that for me, and I'm quite thankful to the friend who lent it to me (I do intend to return it someday!)
So ok, I can't swear to you that this was tranceived through a channeler instead of being the product of a human writer. Does it really matter? Modern literary criticism would answer "no", I think, and I tend to go with that. What matters is the quality, qualities of the text itself. The human species has suffered enough from its bad habit of putting more weight on the celebrity, whether it be Bush or Jesus or Marx or Plato, than on what they are actually saying (hence we've left un-criticized and accepted tons of crap).
But if you really do care about the text's origin as well, and I guess in this particular case it might make a difference, let me just say that it is so abundant with intelligent, well-informed analysis and intuition, that it does start to make you wonder about the education that one would have to have in order to be able to "come up" with all this. And i suppose if one knew as much as it would take to compile a book such as this one, she'd probably be a well-paid member of some think-tank group, a policy analyst or something, instead of writing a book and attributing it to extraterrestrials.
So it is really interesting. Some will find it shocking no doubt, religious zealots will probably wanna burn it (more sales and publicity for you, friendly aliens!), and unless you're a zealot, you'll probably find it amusing as well. After all, it's not too often that you get a chance to read a book where Freud meets feel-good psychology, and where modern science meets millennia-old beliefs, myths and what have you. More importantly, it's all very intricately woven, the text flows smoothly, if you are a READER, you will not get bored.
When it comes to the essence of the book, i have to say, no review could ever begin to discuss the tons of ideas that are thrown into the Bringers of the Dawn, but let me say that, while I was reading with that philosophical kind of eagerness to find THE FLAW, some sort of obvious weakness, a hilariously invalid statement that would allow me to say, "well, this was fun, now let's read something serious", the truth is, I didn't. So of course I may not be able to guarantee to anyone that what is written in this book is true, but it is certainly a fascinating, original, thought-provoking text that I plan to read a few more times in the years to come, not to mention that it surely opens new paths of exploration for me and, having read many many books in my life, that's not something that I say often.
This may be the first time in your life that you will be confronted with the answer to why you're on this planet. At times, I thought this book was being written while I read it. My inner life was transformed, sometimes only hours prior to encountering the explanation within the text. Intuitively sound, and articulately expressed, this is among the best channeled material I've ever seen. The metaphysics discussed are coherent and consistent with the best of new age philosophy. This book is sure to open your eyes to new possibilities and leave you hungry for the sequel.