Dr. Hank Wesselman spoke of his anthropological studies into human origins as well as his "inner space" experiences derived through shamanic practice. "Under the skin all homo sapiens are Africans," Wesselman said, adding that the different racial features developed around 30-40,000 years ago.
While doing field work in Ethiopia in the 70's, Wesselman encountered "something (that) stepped through a rift." It was this spirit presence he witnessed that started him on his odyssey and vision quest. One thing Wesselman discovered was that simple drum beats or rattle sounds could quickly elicit a trance state similar to that experienced by shamans. He included some of this music on a CD that comes with his book Journey to the Sacred Garden, and George played a portion on the program (warning drivers to pull over or turn down the volume!). "There's a portal inside of us and the drum or rattle is one of the keys that opens it up for us," said Wesselman.
"I've come to understand through my own field work that we actually come here as souls but many of us may also live lives on other worlds beside this one," Wesselman said, explaining that in the spirit realm we are outside of the space-time continuum. "I believe I was projected through the stars into another world," he said of a meditation experience inside an Egyptian pyramid. Wesselman found himself looking out through the eyes of a different person at a room composed of geometrical blood red stones. His body had long limbs, granular skin and was the color of a football.