Marshall Vian Summers
Marshall Vian Summers, born on January 28, 1949, is an author and the founder of The Society for the New Message from God. His books include Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing, and Wisdom from the Greater Community: Volume II–How to Find Purpose, Meaning and Direction in an Emerging World. He is perhaps best known for his 2001 book, The Allies of Humanity. Summers is considered by followers to be a prophet and asserts he has been sent into the world to receive a New Message from God,which he claims has taken the form of thousands of hours of direct contact with "Unseen Ones" who represent that humanity is at the threshold of emerging into a Greater Community of intelligent life, and that a greater spiritual understanding must be cultivated if humanity is to remain free in this greater arena of life: I am not a guru, saint or avatar. I am a messenger with a vital message for the people of the world. I have come to speak about the reality of life in the Greater Community and the greater spiritual understanding we must cultivate if we are to advance and remain free in the presence of greater forces within our midst. This is why I am here and this is what I have to teach.