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Dear Larisa
I am so grateful that you have stepped forward to manage the logistics for our Altai Fellowship. Of course, I will provide you with all the contacts and current information that I can offer, and work with you as much as is necessary and useful. I will send you the correspondence that I have thus far.

I think we may need to spend a night or so in Novosibirsk because everyone may not arrive/leave on the same day. And we may need to buy sleeping bags and food. I usually stay with a friend there, who would be willing to turn over her apartment to us for a fee. She has 3 beds. We could also rent an apartment by the day from a rental business for which I have a phone number. Or, if you have friends in Akademgorodok, that would be great too.

My main partner Svetlana in Altai divides her time between Gorno-Altaisk and Tyungur village in Ust Koska district. She has an extensive network of contacts that she is very willing to access to support our efforts. We are welcome at her home in G-A, or we might be able to find a small hotel.

My guidance is that we are to go first to sacred lands in the Kosh Agach district for several days. Svetlana’s immediate response was that this would be the Ukok Plateau. I myself have not been there, but the photos I have seen are of a high-altitude steppe. I know two shamans in Kosh Agach who may join us, but Svetlana suggested that we first contact Maya who works at the Ukok Park. From her, we will need help in getting the border permits, plus any logistical support she can offer. I have not met Maya personally, but we have mutual friends, and I have already written her.

My guidance is that, after that, we go to Ust Koksa town for a day or two (maybe for showers and a bit of comfort). My friends Leonid and Tais Bolgov (son/mom) own a comfortable small hotel there, and are the keepers of almost 100 of my original paintings. And then on to Tyungur, where we can camp, and/or use the facilities at Vysotnik Turbaza. No reservations will be required in Tyungur. Svetlana will meet us there.

A border permit is also required for Ust Koksa district, and I think it must be a different one than for Kosh Agach, because invitations from inside the district are required. The Vysotnik tourist base in Tyungur would probably be the best source for those border permits. They have an office in St. Petersburg. http://www.altai-info.com/info/contacts.html. Galya Lebedeva, the camp manager, will remember me.

Border permits must be applied for by an agent within the district that we wish to visit (thus the need for help from Maya and Galya). Applications must be made at least two months before the planned arrival. The border patrol prefers that group applications are made when possible, so we will probably want to make arrangements now, but then get finalized group lists and documents to our “hosts” around the first of May, to give them time to process the paperwork.

Regarding transportation, my guidance is to go with public transportation as much as possible. A full taxi is not significantly more expensive than the regular mini-buses, so those might be our best bet. I don’t think we want to pay for a driver to be with us the whole time, but if you prefer that, I can recommend a driver (or two).

Regarding camping: I have a 4-6-person tent, a 2-person tent, and a 1-person tent, and a large tarp already in Altai. I have cookpans, a couple of water jugs, and a small stove that can use automotive gasoline. A wonderful new high-efficiency camp stove is supposed to be on the market this spring, so if I can get one, I’ll have that too.

Regarding food: I bring much of my food from the US, because it’s easier to bring it than find it there. For camping, we’ll need food that’s easy to prepare. When I trek, I eat brown rice and red lentils, livened up with freeze-dried veggies. Brown rice red lentils can be reliably purchased in Novosibirsk. I bring most of the freeze-dried veggies from the US, because I need the light weight and instant cooking when I trek. However, by August, we should be able to get summer vegetables locally. I also bring yummy instant freeze-dried pea soup and bean soup from the US. I also bring a little fish packaged in foil, and I make chicken jerky by drying chicken breasts in the oven. I myself have such specific dietary needs that I will take care of my own food, but I’ll be glad to help you put together at least a tentative menu for the group if you wish. Outside of Gorno-Altaisk, there is very little food commercially available, although we may be able to negotiate with farmers in the villages.

Regarding what to bring: The only change I would recommend from the list prepared for my trekkers (at www.AltaiMir.org/trekinfo.hitm

) is that there may be serious mosquitoes on the Ukok Plateau, so a face-net might be advisable. We can ask Maya about that.

I haven’t heard back from anybody else if they have Aeroflot/Delta frequent flier miles to add to my ~35,000 to get Daniel Brower to Altai. We’ll need at least 95,000.

If you would like to have a phone or skype conversation about any of this, please feel free to call.


Best regards,

Carol Hiltner

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Hi all!
Because I process information much better visually than auditorily, I have put together this e-mail that contains all the information that I currently have to offer. If you all have a chance to look it over before our call and write down and/or e–mail me your questions, we may accomplish more.

What Is Altai? The Altai Mountains in the exact center of Eurasia straddle the borders of Russia, Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan. They have, from time immemorial, been a place of pilgrimage. They are purportedly the place where global shamanism originated. The veil is thin there, and one of their major spiritual strands is based on encounters with light beings. We will be going to the Russian region of Altai Republic. For a substantial library of articles, photographs, and videos about sacred Altai, see my web site at http://www.AltaiMir.org

Who Am I?

I was called to Altai in a dream by light beings in 1998, to open a “gate” and “translate some tablets.” As far as I know, I have done that, but it appears that there are deeper layers now surfacing. I have been traveling to Altai almost every year, spending almost half my time in Russia during the past decade. In 2006, I founded Altai Mir University, a 501(c)3 nonprofit for the dual purposes of providing international support to the indigenous Altai stewards and sharing the light that comes through Altai out into the world. Each year, I make a 60-mile trek to the base of Mt. Belukha, via the Akkem Valley whenever possible because this valley is well known as a mystical birth canal — as I can also personally attest.

What Are We Guided to Do?
Signals have been coming in from several directions in the past month, that it is time to open an energetic gate in Altai to enable “ancient ones” to come through. This is entirely consistent with ancient (and modern) Altai prophecies that “out of Altai will come hope for the world.”

How Can We Do It?
I trust we will be guided by Spirit. I will be in Altai beginning in June, to manage an international trek to Mt. Belukha, from July 14-August 4, which you are all welcome to join if it call you (see www.AltaiMir.org/trekinfo.htm for information). I will be available for this group from August 5th – August 26th.

My guidance is that I am not to manage the logistics for this trip, so Larisa’s support in that regard will be greatly appreciated. Even so, I have a lot of important information to share.  I have been “given” a basic idea about where we should be prepared to go, but I expect that plans will change according to our guidance when we are actually gathered there.

I understand that we should go first to Kosh Agach District, which is in SE Altai Republic. I understand that we should go to the mountains there, which can be reached by all-terrain vehicles. I know of a shaman who I believe is still in that area, and who has such a vehicle. The other areas are accessible with public transportation.

I understand that next, we should go to Ust Koksa for a couple days and then on to Tyungur in the Ust Koksa District in SW Altai Republic. Unfortunately, there is no direct road from Kosh Agach, so that will require two days’ travel. Tyungur is the trailhead for the trek to Mt. Belukha. Access to all of Ust Koksa District is restricted by the Russian Border Guard, and entry requires rather complicated preparations that must begin NO LATER than 3 months before we might go (which would mean the beginning of May).

I am surprised that Uch Enmek Mountain in the Onguday District (immediately north of Kosh Agach) did not call. Maybe that will change when we are there.

A few more logistical considerations:

  • Traveling in Altai is not for the faint of heart. Expect limited food choices (soups, cucumber/tomato/cabbage salads, potatoes, mystery meats, fantastic black bread) and outhouses rather than toilets. Because I have an extremely strict diet, I carry most of my own food. I will gladly elaborate later if you wish. Perhaps most important is for you to get in shape so you can walk several miles if you have to. You will need every bit of that stamina. And be prepared to sleep on the ground.
  • Foreigners’ visas must be registered at least every 3 days (not including weekends). Hotels have to do this. The hotels where we are going cost about $25/day/person, and have shared bathroom, open cooking facilities, and maybe a shower.
  • However, this is high season in Altai, so hotels may be full, especially if we are going “as Spirit moves us.” Even if they are full, they will probably register our visas for a fee, and I expect that we will be invited into homes to sleep if necessary.
  • If we go into the mountains in Kosh Agach, we will need camping equipment, much of which I can supply. I have pans, enough tents to sleep 9 very good friends, first aid kit, tarps, stove, etc. But you’ll need a sleeping bag. It may be cheapest to buy it in Novosibirsk and give it to a local when we are done, rather than bring it.
  • I will be glad to provide a comprehensive packing list.
  • It is quite possible that we will be fed and housed by local families whose hospitality would be insulted by the offer of payment. However, cash donations to their various projects are welcomed and, in my mind, obligatory.

Travel
If you plan to use frequent flier miles (Aeroflot or Delta, probably) or even if you want a decent ticket price, you need to get your ticket NOW. I looked at length at what’s available, and the best I found was about $1300 from LAX to Novosibirsk and back, leaving on 5August and returning on 26August. Flights from the US arrive the next day because of time zone changes. The recommended flight from Moscow to Novosibirsk leaves at about 10pm and arrives at about 5am (2 days after you leave the US). For return, I recommend the 10am flight from Novosibirsk, but there is also a 6am flight Going west, you arrive in the US the same day that you leave Novosibirsk.

Novosibirsk is a several hours from Gorno-Altaisk. Gorno-Altaisk is a day’s drive from both Kosh Agach and Ust Koksa

My guidance was not to hire a car/driver for us — but maybe that’s because Larisa will do it! However, public transportation would be MUCH cheaper, and may be sufficient. We may make significant trade-offs in comfort to accomplish what we are guided to do, so we will need to carefully care for each other. Watching the budget is only part the constraint. The other part is that our “work” may take us to places where creature comforts are pretty slim. Nonetheless, I am VERY excited about this expedition!!


Best regards,

Carol Hiltner

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The ALTAI FELLOWSHIP is a self-selected international group that has gathered in the Altai Republic in Siberia July-August, 2011 to open an energy portal and transmit this energy out into the world .  The Fellowship will continue Transmitting the Altai Frequencies directly from Altai until August 21st

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • The Gold Star Meditation designed for the Grounding of Altai Energy is now available for replay or download
  • Grounding Groups have activated over 46 Portal Sites worldwide
  • On the New Moon of August 29th, 2011, another Group will be in Ceremony on the Mongolian side of Altai, please continue to connect and ground this energy through this window of time.
  • Become an Altai Supporter. Most of our group work full time in service to Spirit, so travel funds are requested; and Frequent Flier Miles, especially SkyTeam are very helpful. Donations and Altai Fellowship Travel Cap purchases will help fund the future work of the Fellowship in sharing the teachings of Altai through lectures, workshops and retreats.

WHY ALTAI?

Altai has been a place of healing and pilgrimage for millennia. They have a well-known prophecy that “out of Altai will come hope for the world.” Dare we hope that this event is the beginning of the fulfillment of that prophecy? Altai is also known as a place from which the gates of Shambhala can be accessed.

There are numerous explanatory articles, reports, slide shows, and videos linked to the home page at http://www.AltaiMir.org. Details about the traveling there are found at www.AltaiMir.org/trekinfo.htm. Also, substantial logistical as well as channeled information is available on this blog with a password, which can be passed to you by any of the participants.

We understand that this is a gate to Shambhala, which is the enlightened spiritual governance of Planet Earth by “Light Beings,” through the vehicle of the heart. This gate was apparently closed when planetary governance shifted from spiritual to material at some point in the distant past. We understand that the opening of the gate will indicate the shift back to spiritual governance from the heart in conjunction with the “ascension” of Earth and all her children to a higher consciousness.

Two overlapping groups have been  interacting to prepare for and implement the opening: the Trekking Group that has ceremony in sacred places around Altai for the purpose of harmonizing ourselves with the fabled Altai energy; and the Second Wave, which has opened the energy portal on August 13 and is continuing to transmit the accessed energy for the next week, flooding the Earth’s unified field with life force to enable The Great Shift to spiritual governance from the heart.

In this process, we will actively collaborate with both indigenous Altai people and Native Americans. Indigenous elders from various “tribes” have stepped forward to join the groups in Altai.

To optimize the flow that is accessible at this time, humans around the world are called to ground the energy into the Earth (similar to an electrical circuit).

THE  TREK

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