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 a surprise knock, you might say, 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:

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.

Don, Carla, 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 Ra Contact, L/L Research wishes a Happy 35th Anniversary!