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Welcome to the L/L Research archive website! I surely hope you enjoy roosting here.

L/L Research is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and sharing information of a metaphysical and philosophical nature for the spiritual evolution of all humankind. We are currently in the process of building a new website to unify this site with our community website, But in the meantime…

Our Home page offers news updates and our latest publications (scroll to a point below this welcome note).

In our Library, you will find the vast majority of everything we've ever channeled, written, created, or otherwise generated, all of it available for free, both for download and reading directly on our site. The material offered is a varied lot of research, channeling, opinion, dialogue, and singing – blending various phases of our metaphysically oriented research and service.

Carla's Niche is a section in which we share and honor the life and work of Carla Rueckert. It contains resources which have an imprint of Carla’s essence that are in keeping with the overall mission and spirit of L/L Research, including interviews, speeches, Carla’s letter tapes, and other various works and dedications for Carla.

You can keep abreast of our daily activities and developments by checking in with our Camelot Journal. Written every day by Jim McCarty and updated with happenings from the helm of our little ship by Gary and Austin.

You can order our publications by going to our Online Store, and find links to other sites by clicking on Links.

Wanderers and spiritual outsiders who are experiencing awakening and transformation make up most of our traffic, and we want you to feel welcomed, nourished, vindicated, embraced, supported, encouraged and loved. If you would like to share your story with us, or investigate being a wanderer, please click on If you feel you are a Wanderer.

To connect with spiritual seekers of like heart, each shining with beauty and insight to share, please click on to go to our community website. There you will find forums, chat rooms, and other means of connecting with fellow seekers from around the world who have developed a similar interest in studying the Confederation philosophy.

In these times of global turmoil, L/L Research has responded by holding daily meditations for our planet and for the cause of peace. We ask you to join us when you can. Those who wish to meditate along with L/L are welcome to join in spirit at 9:00 AM EST for Jim's and my morning meditations, and at 9:00 PM EST every evening for a brief visualization of the grid of fourth density, releasing light into that grid with our blessing. For more information about these meditations, please click on Gaia Meditation.

If you would like to ask us questions concerning this philosophy or our work, or share your wanderer story, or have a good joke to send our way, please click on the E-mail L/L to send an us an e-mail.

Welcome to our site, and have fun! Blessings, love and light from all of us at L/L Research!


L/L Research News

Ra Contact 40th Anniversary

January 15, 2020

January 15, 1981 started out a day like most others for Don, Carla, and Jim. While Jim was out picking up groceries, Carla was moving through a familiar routine of teaching channeling to one of her students.

Nothing marked the day as special until Carla received what you might say was a surprise knock on her inner door during the channeling session. A new source wished to speak. Carla challenged the source with all her integrity in the name of her sacred teacher, Jesus Christ; the challenge was passed, and this voice began speaking very slowly:

"I am Ra. I have not spoken through this instrument before. We had to wait until she was precisely tuned, as we send a narrow-band vibration. We greet you in the love and in the light of our Infinite Creator.

We have watched your group. We have been called to your group, for you have a need for the diversity of experiences in channeling which go with a more intensive, or as you might call it, advanced approach to the system of studying the patterns of the illusions of your body, your mind, and your spirit, which you call seeking the truth. We hope to offer you a somewhat different slant upon the information which is always and ever the same."

Serving as the instrument, Carla had, for only the second time in her life, slipped into a trance, what she described simply as falling asleep. While unconscious, she was unaware of what had transpired, or what information was received, or that Jim had returned. She awoke to discover Don pacing the room, making a rare visible show of excitement.

Carla, Don, and Jim would use the protocols given to them by Ra, along with every skill and piece of knowledge they had gained along the way, to repeat this contact 105 more times. The quality, profundity, and depth of the information was a quantum leap forward from anything that had come before, or perhaps, since.

To all who whose lives have been changed by this event, and to Jim McCarty, the remaining member of the original trio, L/L Research wishes a Happy 40th Anniversary of the Ra Contact!

[If you'd like to offer a 40th anniversary message for the gift that Carla, Don, and Jim risked much to give us, we will be happy to share your note with Jim next week. You can post one in the Bring4th forums or on this Facebook post.]

The Ra Material: Law of One: 40th-Anniversary Boxed Set

January 4, 2020

We at L/L Research are excited to announce a new special edition of The Law of One Books 1 – 5 . A collaboration with Schiffer Publishing, the original publishers of The Law of One books, this new set includes a very high-quality print with new cover art, interior design, and, best of all, hardback covers for all five books. They look and feel great and are now offered under the title:

The Ra Material: Law of One: 40th-Anniversary Boxed Set

The text and arrangement of these books is essentially identical with the original blue and yellow Law of One, Books I – V. As always, this material remains free to download and read from our archive website,

If interested in the boxed set, you can obtain copies from our online store by clicking here, or by clicking here.

A Message from L/L Research

June 10, 2020

“All is one.” That has been the heart of the Confederation’s message through L/L Research channeling from the beginning. According to these sources, our journey towards the realization of this truth moves through various stages. At this stage, third density, the most complicated and confusing of the entire journey, love is the theme and the key to realizing the eternal truth of unity; it is the “salvation of third density,” according to Ra.

We are all one, yet our third-density social systems are built to reinforce separation and inequality based on a plethora of outward identifiers, creating immeasurable sorrow for generations of peoples. It is precisely this sorrow that the wanderer and the spiritual seeker desire to address through the work of the open heart. And currently a global light shines on one of the most prominent distortions and sources of sorrow caused by our system of inequality: racial injustice.

We ask you to join us in calling upon ourselves and our fellow humans to rectify these injustices and bring healing restitution to the wounds inflicted by the legacy of racism innate within our societies and cultures. Without rectification and restitution, the cycle continues. It is up to us to break this cycle and create a world in which the oneness of the Creator is reflected in all aspects of society for every one in this world.

Whatever our race, gender, economic status, political affiliation, birthplace, or other distinction that makes us unique, we are all equally sacred representations of the One Infinite Creator—no one more or less the Creator than another. So long as this understanding is so gravely distorted and abused, including through racial inequality, the work of the wanderer and the positive seeker continues on this planet.

In love and sorrow,
L/L Research

Law of One Overview Videos

May 20, 2020

Following the 2019 Prague Law of One Gathering, we L/L’ians had the opportunity to spend three days in southern Germany with two newfound friends, Nadine and Thomas. With Nadine filming on a home camera and Thomas providing support, we recorded some impromptu thoughts on various topics in the Law of One, on L/L Research, and aspects of our personal journey. Our intention was only to give a quick flavor of and orientation to the Law of One.

View the Law of One Overview playlist on Youtube.

Many many thanks to Nadine Konzack, a professional who works in video production, and her husband Thomas Florian Dopfer. They volunteered six months working with us to prepare, followed by three intensive days shooting in Germany, and another seven to eight months in a collaborative post-production process that they gifted in spite of a busy life and global pandemic.

Many thanks to Jochen Blumenthal who provided the gentle guitar strumming for the videos. To Trisha Bean and Karin Petersen for their logistical support. And to Misha Deschreider (French translator), Vojta Schlesinger (Czech translator), and Jochen Blumenthal (German translator) for appearing on camera to share their experience with the Law of One. And to Matthias Galke for his steadfast sound work and good company.

The entire project was a labor of love among a band of spiritual seekers created in an atmosphere of resounding harmony and mutual affinity.

Hopefully our sedate presentations will not put anyone to sleep (unless they want to go to sleep, then you are welcome).

The Ra Contact Resource Series - A Concept Guide

April 27, 2020

L/L Research is most happy to announce that on April 22, a star was born. Well, it’s slightly smaller than a star, does not generate nuclear fusion, and will not melt your face if you get too close. But like the sunlight, it may hopefully offer some illumination to study of the Law of One and the path of self-realization.

We speak of the inaugural book of The Ra Contact Resource Series – A Concept Guide, published and available as a hardcopy and Kindle here:

And as a free PDF here:

Registration Open: 2020 Coming Home to a New Earth Gathering

February 10, 2020

L/L Research and The Asheville Law of One Study Group are happy to announce the 2020 Coming Home to a New Earth Gathering! Celebrating only its third birthday, this event has already become a container for transformation, awakening, and community of the open heart. Learn more about the event and how to register here.

A New Journey for L/L Research

September 28, 2019

L/L Research has deep roots in Louisville, KY. This is where Don Elkins and Carla Rueckert were raised. This is where they began their mission and decided to name it “L/L Research”, and, once Jim McCarty joined them, it is where 105 sessions of the Ra contact took place. Louisville is where most of L/L Research’s history has unfolded, including decades of channeling and gatherings. It is the place that Jim McCarty, Austin Bridges, Gary Bean, and Trisha Bean have called home for many years, and it is where many seekers have looked when they have turned their eyes to L/L.

We are happy to announce that—51 years after the L/L mission began in Louisville—the organization is ready to spread its wings into new geography in the seeking of new horizons of service. Toward this end, L/L Research will establish its first office outside of Louisville in a small but metaphysically powerful mountain town called Asheville, North Carolina.

Click here to read more about this exciting adventure.

The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One Volume 1 - Audiobook Now Available

September 6, 2019

We are seriously excited to announce the release of the audiobook for The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One Volume 1, narrated by Jim McCarty. A lot of love and care went into the recording and production of this audiobook, and we're happy to have a new way for seekers to experience the material. This is the second audiobook we've released, and work continues on the rest of the L/L library, including The Ra Contact Volume 2. It is available via Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. You can get it for free by signing up for a free Audible trial. Click here to download this audiobook on

Ra Contact YouTube Project

May 15, 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of a new multimedia project: an audio/video presentation merging the original audio recordings of the Ra contact with the transcribed words, creating a new and engaging way for seekers to experience Ra’s words. Read more about the project here, or watch the videos on Youtube here.

Registration Open: Law of One Seeker Gathering: Prague

April 19, 2019

L/L Research is excited to announce our first ever European gathering, the Law of One Seeker Gathering: Prague. Learn more about the event and how to register here.

Note about Don Elkins

by Jim McCarty

November 7, 2018

Dear Friends,

Today is the 34th anniversary of the death of Don Elkins, and recently it has come to my attention that the nature of his death, by his own hand, is a topic that usually is not openly discussed by people who love the Law of One. The topic of suicide, in general, seems to be an uncomfortable and stigmatized one, as it is often viewed as a failure on the part of the deceased to meet life’s challenges. Many people have a friend or family member that has left this illusion by that means, and it is very painful for those left behind. I am sure that people’s reticence to talk about Don’s death is largely based on love for him, for the Law of One, and for L/L Research. There may be a desire to guard the reputation of the Ra contact by avoiding conversations about Don’s mental illness and suicide. I can feel your love and support in this regard, and I thank you for your heartfelt concerns.

I want you to know that, despite our great sadness in losing Don, Carla and I maintained faith in the possibility that Don’s decline was the result of his undying dedication to others--namely to Carla--and to his life’s work. He was truly a beloved companion for Carla, and was my best friend for the time that I knew him. Carla and I always wished to honor his memory by acknowledging all parts of his journey including the nature of his death. The factors that one must consider when talking of how Don’s life came to an end are almost beyond most people’s ability to comprehend because they are multiple in nature and have probably been reproduced only in a handful of instances in Earth’s entire history, if at all.

(Click here to read more.)


by Jim McCarty

It was 50 years ago this month that Don Elkins moved in with Carla L. Rueckert, and they immediately began the work of L/L Research by writing THE CRUCIFIXION OF ESMERELDA SWEETWATER, a supposed book of fiction. Actually this first book became quite prophetic in that about a dozen of the experiences in the book came true for us over the years that we were together. For example, when our negative friend of fifth density tried to misplace Carla's spirit in negative time/space Don asked Ra about the similarity of the storyline of this book and this potential misplacement of Carla's spirit and Ra said in 68.13-.14:

"Questioner: We have been speaking almost precisely of the portion of the Esmerelda Sweetwater book which we wrote having to do with Trostrick's misplacement of the space girl's mind/body/spirit complex. What is the significance of that work that we did with respect to our lives? It has been confusing to me for some time how that meshes in. Can you tell me that?

Ra: I am Ra. We scan each and find we may speak.

Questioner: Would you please do so now?

Ra: I am Ra. We confirm the following which is already, shall we say, supposed or hypothesized.

When the commitment was made between two of this group to work for the betterment of the planetary sphere, this commitment activated a possibility/probability vortex of some strength. The experience of generating this volume was unusual in that it was visualized as if watching the moving picture.

Time had become available in its present-moment form. The scenario of the volume went smoothly until the ending of the volume. You could not end the volume, and the ending was not visualized as the entire body of the material but was written or authored.

This is due to the action of free will in all of the creation. However, the volume contains a view of significant events, both symbolically and specifically, which you saw under the influence of the magnetic attraction which was released when the commitment was made and full memory of the dedication of this, what you may call, mission restored."

So I would like to thank the L/L Research family world-wide for supporting L/L Research for all these years with your love, your commitment to growth, your donations, and your continuing friendship. It is such a joy and a privilege to travel this path of seeking with each of you. Blessings on your journey as we all seek to bring each other home, and everyone else on Earth with us.

(Click here to read more.)

The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One

The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One is finally here! This book represents a brand new transcript produced from relistening to the original cassette recordings. Its mission is to provide, as best as possible, an exact transcript of the actual Ra contact audio with minimal edits in order to improve readability. The two volumes include:

  • The Q&As that were omitted from the original four books (later published in Book V) restored to their original place in the conversation.
  • The Q&A numbering sequence first implemented at
  • New Introduction, Foreword, Epilogue, and Photo Gallery.
  • Many new and wonderful footnotes.
  • Tobey’s Relistening Report.
  • Tarot images clarified with higher resolution.
  • An extraordinary new Index of 590 total terms from A–Z that organizes over 9,000 Q&As.

The books is available as a:

The roots of this book go back 14 years when Tobey Wheelock self-initiated the Relistening Project. By 2013, his Relistening Project had produced the Lightly Edited Version of the 106 sessions. As we describe in “How These Books Came to Be” and “Addendum to the Relistening Report” in the Ra Contact books, a new, very intensive round of editing was applied to the Lightly Edited Version to produce the Ra Contact text.

For the past 2.5 years, Jim, Gary, and Austin have, with the generous help of many volunteers, been working diligently to create these books. We are so elated that the day is finally here that we can share the work with the readership! We love The Ra Contact with all our hearts. We love you with all our hearts. And on behalf of L/L Research, we hope that these books may be of some small service to you.

With love/light,
Jim, Gary, Austin, and all who have contributed to this work

2018 L/L Research Gatherings

L/L Research will be hosting two workshops over the summer, including our first workshop collaboration with the Asheville Law of One Study Group. Registration for both workshops has filled, but you can still add your name to the wait lists. More information:

L/L’s first ever audiobook: Living the Law of One 101: The Choice

One of Jim’s passions the past two years has been recording (and in some instances, re-recording) all of L/L Research’s library to be published as audiobooks. It has been a long but enjoyable process learning about recording and producing audiobooks, and we can’t wait to share the rest of the L/L Research archive (including the Ra Contact). This will be the first of many. Keep an eye out in 2018 and beyond for more.

Living the Law of One 101: The Choice is available through You can receive the audiobook for free with a free Audible trial: Living the Law of One 101 Audiobook,

The Space Between Stories

Thanks to the co-sponsorship of Beatriz Gonzales and Jim McCarty, Gary and Austin had the opportunity to spend a week at the “Space Between Stories” workshop led by Charles Eisenstein at the Omega Institute. It was an extraordinary experience that was magical not in the generic sense of being special, but magical in the sense of being utterly magical. Other terms includes transformative, beautiful, and heart-opening.

Among its consequences, the experience helped to open their hearts more fully to the ongoing birth of fourth density. Gary’s account of that journey is available here.


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