Drunvalo Melchizidek: “So I Switched to the Other Side of My Brain”

I cannot hide my great respect for Drunvalo Melchizedek so when, while cruising around online last night, I came across his posted biography, I felt a desire to share it with you here. Below his biography is a reposting of an earlier article called “Who is Drunvalo Melchizedek?” from this site and a schedule of his 2011 workshops. And here is the URL for the audio interview with him:

There was a time in my life when I would read one saint’s biography after another. Couldn’t get enough of them. And I feel the same draw to Drunvalo. In the second article attached to this, you’ll read him saying that “I have known Lord Metatron from before the creation of this universe, and both of us are on every single major council on every level in this universe, along with other people of that region, of course.” OK, how many of us can say that? And yet he’s one of the most humble people I’m aware of.

Bob Frissell says that Drunvalo is a Melchizedek, here undoubtedly to help with Ascension.  Melchizedek is “the name for a special class of beings who have attained the ability to move freely throughout the 144 different worlds or dimensions of reality that make up our ‘octave’ – our region of the universe.” If this is so, then Drunvalo has pretty impressive credentials.

Drunvalo Melchizedek’s Biography

Drunvalo is the author of four books including The Ancient Secrets of the Flower of Life, Volumes I and II, Living in the Heart and his newest one, Serpent of Light. These books have been published in 29 languages and reach out to over one hundred countries throughout the world.

Drunvalo also founded the Flower of Life Workshops with over 300 trained and certified facilitators teaching in over sixty countries.
He is consultant for the international Internet magazine, Spirit of Ma’at, with over 1 million viewers each year.

Drunvalo is a world traveler and has given workshops, seminars and lectures on sacred geometry, human energy fields, spirituality, meditation and living in the heart in 45 countries.

His meditation with the angels and his work with prana and energy healing has helped tens of thousands of people. Drunvalo has expressed that healing in these areas are of extreme importance for the difficulties with one’s own body often stops us from continuing on our spiritual path. His research on the 3rd dimension with natural products and methods to help heal Mother Earth and all life forms is also a major focus in his life.

Though written long ago, here is an excerpt about Drunvalo’s life from his first two books, the Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Volume I and II.

I majored in physics and minored in mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley until I was just about to receive my diploma. I only needed one more quarter to graduate. I decided I didn’t want the degree because I discovered something about physicists themselves that turned me off to the idea of becoming involved in a science that I realized was no science at all. This in itself could be a book, but the ‘why’ of it is related to the same subject that we talk about with archeologists. Physicists, just like archeologists, will turn their heads to the Truth if it means too much of a change too fast. Perhaps the real truth is that this is human nature.

So I switched to the other side of my brain and started majoring in fine arts. My counselors thought I was nuts. “You’re going to give up a physics degree?” they asked. But I didn’t need it, didn’t want it. Then to graduate I had to go for two more years majoring in fine arts. Finally, I was in my last quarter before getting my degree in fine arts, thinking “I don’t know if I can do this. I’m so tired. I just can hardly handle this.”

Then Kent State happened. The whole school system across the United States closed down, and they gave all the students straight Bs and let them go. So I got my fine arts degree without having to finish the last little bit.

My changing majors makes sense now, because when you study the ancient writings, you find out that the people of the time perceived art, science and religion as being interwoven, interconnected. So the programming that I was putting myself through was appropriate for what I’m doing now.

Moving to Canada

I got my degree in 1970. Then, after being in Viet Nam and looking at what was happening in our country at that time, I finally said, “I’ve had it! This is it! I don’t know how long I’m going to live or what’s going to happen, but I’m just going to be happy and do what I’ve always wanted to do. “And I decided to get away from everything and go live in the mountains, like I had always wanted to do.

So I left the United States and went to Canada, not knowing there would be ten of thousands of Vietnam war protesters following me a year later. I married a woman named Renee and the two of us went way back into the middle of nowhere, and found a little house on a lake called Kootenay Lake. We were a long way away from anything. You had to walk four miles from the nearest road to get to my house. So we were really isolated. And I began to live my life exactly like I had always wanted to live. I had always wanted to see if I could live on nothing; so I gave it a try.

It was a little scary at first, but it got easier as time went on, and pretty soon I became adept at natural living. I lived a wonderful and full life on basically no money. After a while I realized, hey, this is a lot easier than holding a job in a city! I only had to work hard for about three hours a day, then I had the rest of the time off. It was great. I could play music and run around and have a good ol’ time.

And that’s exactly what I did. I had fun. I played music about ten hours a day, with lots of friends who came from miles around. Our place had gained quite a reputation by then. An average of about eleven people per day showed up to play music and enjoy — and we just had fun.

And in this act, which is very important to my understanding now, I discovered something about myself. It was from this — returning to my inner child is how I phrase it these days — that my inner child was released, and in that releasing, something happened to me, which was the catalyst that led into my life as it is today.

Meeting the Angels

While in Vancouver, my wife and I decided we wanted to know about meditation, so we started studying with a Hindu teacher who lived in the area. We were very serious in wanting to understand whatmeditation was about. We had made white silk robes with hoods and were very serious about this new endeavor we had begun.

Then, one day, after practicing meditation for about four or five months, two tall angels about ten feet high appeared in our room! They were right there. One was green and one was purple. We could see through their transparent bodies, but they were definitely there.

We did not expect this appearance to take place. We were just following the instructions that our Hindu teacher was giving us. I don’t believe he fully understood as he kept asking us many questions and he didn’t seem to understand either. From that moment on, my life was never the same. It wasn’t even close.

The first words the angels said were, “We are you.” I had no idea what they meant. I said, “You’re me?” Then, slowly they began to teach me various things about myself and the world, and about the nature of consciousness … until finally my heart just completely opened to them. I could feel tremendous love from them which totally changed my life.

Over a period of many years, they led me to about seventy different teachers. They would actually tell me the address and the phone number of the teacher I was to go see. They would tell me either to call first or just show up at his or her house. So I would do this — and it would always be the right person! Then I would be instructed to stay with that person for a certain length of time.

Sometimes, right in the middle of a particular teaching, the angels would say, “Okay, you’re done. Leave.”I remember when they sent me to Ram Dass. I hung out in his house for about three days wondering what the heck I was doing there; then one day I went to touch him on the shoulder to say something and I got a zap that practically knocked me on the floor. And that was it — the angels said, “That’s it. “You can leave now.” And I said, “Okay.” Ram Dass and I became friends, but whatever I was supposed to learn from him was over within that one second.

The teachings of Neem Karoli Baba, Ram Dass’s teacher, are very important to me. It was his belief that “the best form to see God is in every form”. I’ve also been exposed to Yogananda’s work and cherish who he was. And later we’ll be talking about Sri Yukteswar and some of his work. I’ve been intensely involved in almost all the major religions. I’ve resisted the Sikhs, because I do not believe that military preparation is necessary, but I’ve studied and practiced almost all the rest of them, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist.

I’ve deeply studied Taoism & Sufism — spent eleven years with Sufism. Through all this, the most powerful teachers for me, however, have been the Native American Indians. It was the Indians who opened the doorway for all my spiritual growth to take place. They’ve been a very powerful influence in my life.

All the world’s religions are speaking of the same Reality. They have different words, different concepts and ideas, but there’s really only one Reality, and there’s only one Spirit moving through all life. There might be different techniques to get there, but there’s only that is real, and when you’re there you know it. Whatever you want to call it — you can give it different names — it’s all the same thing.

Who is Drunvalo Melchizidek?

Before I post Drunvalo’s answers to questions that were asked of him after his Birth of a New Humanity video, I’d like to post an excerpt from rebirther Bob Frissell’s book, You Are a Spiritual Being Having a Human Experience (Berkeley: Frog, 2001) on Drunvalo and the class of beings called the Melchizedeks. What Frissell says about Drunvalo is quite interesting. (Pages 24-26.)

It also helps explain a cryptic comment that Drunvalo once made that:

“I have known Lord Metatron from before the creation of this universe, and both of us are on every single major council on every level in this universe, along with other people of that region, of course. I know exactly how Lord Metatron feels and thinks about this subject, and he would never say anything as silly as XXX has said in his statement.” (1)

Known Archangel Metatron since before the creation of this universe? How can that be possible? Bob Frissell explains how it can.

The Melchizedeks

Drunvalo’s second name is a the name for a special class of beings who have attained the ability to move freely throughout the 144 different worlds or dimensions of reality that make up our “octave” – our region of the universe.

They have encompassed all the levels. They know the whole scale. All the different perspectives, all the different modes of consciousness, are freely available to them. They can tune in to the different vibrational levels at will.

When a person becomes a Melchizedek, he or she is faced with a choice. They can leave this part of the universe altogether and enter into a thirteenth dimension – a dimension that exists outside the octave. It is a new world where everything is different.

In contrast to this, when we pass from one dimension of reality to another dimension within the octave, that is, within this part of the universe – when we pass, say, from the third to the fourth dimension – things will be different in many respects, but there will be a basic connection that links the different levels. Each higher level will be a wider view of the ones below. (2)

But when you leave the octave, nothing whatsoever is the same. You enter a whole new space. To do so is to begin a whole new phase of existence, to enter upon an entirely new phase of existence.

But the Melichizedek does not necessarily leave the octave. There is another choice: to remain in this octave and serve as a troubleshooter for problems that arise here – problems affecting life as a whole, or the interrelationships between the different levels, or problems that arise between this region of the universe and the universe as a whole.

A Melchizedek who makes this choice is a nit like what the Buddhists call a “bodhisatva” – a being who has foregone the possibility of entering into nirvana – of becoming a buddha – for the sake of assisting other sentient beings.

Drunvalo long ago made this decision. At the present he is on an assignment in our world that is intimately connected with helping our planet pass harmoniously on to the next stage of its own evolution.

In order to fulfill his mission, it was necessary for Drunvalo to take the form of an ordinary mature human being and to live his life among us without the appearance of being a magical or supernatural entity.

It was necessary that he really be an ordinary person in order to communicate most successfully with as many of us as possible. If you have the opportunity to take a workshop with him or to see his video tapes or hear him speak, I am sure you will agree that there doesn’t seem to be anything very out of the ordinary about him at all. As a matter of fact, he actually is an ordinary human being at the same time that he is a Melchizedek.

This is because Drunvalo is what we call a “walk-in.” A walk-in is a being from a higher dimensional reality who has made a benevolent arrangement with an ordinary human being so that he can occupy a human body and personality to fulfill his task. Drunvalo “walked in” in April of 1972. The person whose body he now occupies agreed to pass on, in exchange for which his spiritual evolution was sped up and enhanced,

Drunvalo says that when he first  entered his host’s body he could remember most of what his actual identity and life had been. But shortly thereafter, the vividness of these memories faded, and so, today, though he has access to higher dimensional realities in meditation and by other means, by and large, he is pretty much like any other human being.

The truth is however that he is a higher dimensional being having a human experience – and he knows it.

If I have time, I’ll give some of the details later of Drunvalo’s relationship with Thoth/Hermes, an ascended master who, according to Frissell, is essentially on a lower level than a Melchizedek but who, in this instance, helped the Melchizedek with his task.


(1) Drunvalo Melchizedek, “The Crystalline MER-KA-NA. Lord Metatron via XXX, Drunvalo’s Response To Questions That Have Come In Regarding This Channeling,” Spirit of Ma’at Magazine, April 2010, at

(1) This is what I was referring to at the end of “The Time of Separation and Different Dimensions” at

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