Into Galactic, “a concept album based on my life after Earth: Miguel Mendonça
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Warmest regards to all,
Art and creativity study
Make/Manifest – A Life in Art and Craft is Mendonça’s 2021 book which studies the life of the artist, and their relationship to their work and their audience. It features many award-winning artists and creatives, some of whom have helped define their art forms and related technologies. Some are legends in their fields, and their work is known globally.
The interviewees are: Kari Barba, veteran tattoo artist at Outer Limits Tattoo and winner of over 500 awards; Formica Coriandolo, stained glass artist, songwriter and writer based at the Damanhur community in Italy; Mike Hall, classic car restorer, star of the Discovery Channel’s Rust Valley Restorers TV show; David Hurn, Magnum Photos member and winner of a Lucie Award for Achievement in Documentary; Corin Johnson, sculptor in wood, stone and clay; Dr. Claudia Kappenberg, performance artist and Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton; Muazzam Ali Khan, Qawwali singer and recording artist with Real World records, and nephew of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Reuben Langdon, motion capture artist, actor, martial artist, featured in Avatar and many major video games; Peter Lord, animator, filmmaker, director, producer and co-founder of the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations studios; Dr. Rama Mani, peacebuilder, poet, performance artist, and co-founder of Home for Humanity; Miguel Mendonça, DC Comics illustrator, known for his work on Wonder Woman and Aquaman; Maggie Murphy, senior TV development executive and Head of the Producer’s Program at Loyola Marymount University; Charlotte Mary Pack, ceramic artist; Lee Pepper, musician and producer; Lady Pink, artist, graffiti pioneer, mural artist and teacher; Stan Prokopenko, painter, art tutor and YouTube star; Herman Rarebell, drummer and songwriter, formerly of Scorpions, and writer of some of their major hits; Red Means Recording, musician, music tutor and YouTube star; Josh Scott, founder of JHS Pedals, guitar pedal maker, historian and documentarian; Matthew Shewchuk, award-winning TV director and producer, and producer of Rust Valley Restorers; Dave Smith, engineer, Grammy-winning hardware synthesizer and soft synth pioneer, and founder of Sequential Circuits and Dave Smith Instruments; Kazuaki Tanahashi, painter, calligrapher, author and peace activist; and Dr. Eda Elif Tibet, award-winning filmmaker and visual anthropologist.
In 2020 Mendonça published the book Wisdom: Now and Always. It is a study of the ways in which we define, experience, value and cultivate wisdom. Through interviews with 25 writers, teachers, scientists, artists and activists, the book explores wisdom from a wide variety of angles. It concludes that wisdom is something fundamentally benevolent, based in receptivity and reciprocity.
The 25 contributors are: Prof. Failautusi Avegalio Jr., Isabelle Axelsson, David Bailey, Lyn Buchanan, Rachel Corby, Jane Davidson, David Eby, Prof. Michel Ferrari, Prof. Herbert Girardet, Randy Hayes, David Krieger, Satish Kumar, Kim Langbecker, Reuben Langdon, Frances Moore Lappe, Francesc Miralles, Juan Pablo Orrego, Prof. Tiffany Patterson, Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, Mollie Semple, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Sulak Sivaraksa, Wendy Stephenson, Julie Taylor and Mike Wallis. They have more than 1,500 years of collective life experience, across three generations. They represent a wide range of professional backgrounds, including education, governance, the military, science, industry, the arts, journalism, activism and nonprofit, religion and spirituality. Between them they have traveled to most of the countries of the world. They come from 11 nations, on five continents, and speak at least 10 languages. They have produced around 200 books, which have sold millions of copies.
His first work of fiction, a collection of 11 short stories and a novella, was published as Quick! Act Normal in February 2013 under the pen name of Michael Ford. These stories explore human experience, and in particular our relationships with ourselves, each other and the world in which we live.
Consciousness and Contact Writing
In late 2015, Miguel published Meet the Hybrids – The Lives and Missions of ET Ambassadors on Earth. This non-fiction book explores the subject of ET-human hybrids from the inside, by interviewing eight individuals who understand that they are part-extraterrestrial and part-human. The book is co-authored with Barbara Lamb, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and regression therapist, who has for the last 25 years worked with over 1,700 clients with regard to extraterrestrial encounters.
In the fall of 2016, Mendonça published a people’s history of the extraterrestrial subject, titled We Are the Disclosure. Through interviews with 26 people who have been active in the field for a combined total of over 650 years, the books explore the scale and scope of the subject. It was inspired by the findings of Meet the Hybrids, and set out to reflect the more spiritual narrative emerging from that community. The book covers the spectrum of interest in the field, running from the masculine-technological-historical-political aspects, to the feminine-wellbeing-metaphysical-spiritual aspects. Mendonça interviewed a wide variety of subjects, including scientists, journalists and therapists, many of whom claim ET contact in different forms. The book also examined the state of the field, looking at its development since 1947, and traced its connections deep into the human past. The varying opinions of top-down versus bottom-up ‘Disclosure’ of the ET presence on Earth were discussed. And it opened up a deeper dialogue on what this field tells us about the nature of being and the journey of the soul.
In March 2017, Mendonça published the final part of his trilogy on ET-human interaction, titled Being with the Beings – The How and the Why of ET Contact. It is a study of contact experiences between humans and various kinds of beings, particularly extraterrestrials and interdimensionals. Nine long-term experiencers are interviewed, such as channelers, hybrids, artists and therapists. The key topics discussed are: how and why the contact takes place; how it has shaped their lives; and their ET-contact techniques and safety protocols. It is illustrated with diagrams, representations of the beings they are in contact with, and ‘downloaded’ images including ‘light language’ and geometric designs.
Between writing projects Mendonça works on stained glass projects. He produces lamps, light shades in stained glass, and cast sculptural pieces.
- Make/Manifest – A Life in Art and Craft, 2021
- Wisdom: Now and Always, 2020
- Being with the Beings: The How and the Why of ET Contact, 2017
- We Are the Disclosure: A People’s History of the Extraterrestrial Field, 2016
- Meet the Hybrids: The Lives and Missions of ET Ambassadors on Earth (with Barbara Lamb), 2015
- Quick! Act Normal: 12 Short Stories (as Michael Ford), CreateSpace, 2011
- A Renewable World: Energy, Ecology, Equality (with Herbert Girardet), Green Books, 2009
- Powering the Green Economy: The Feed-In Tariff Handbook (with David Jacobs and Benjamin Sovacool), Earthscan, 2009
- Feed-in Tariffs: Accelerating the Deployment of Renewable Energy, Earthscan, 2007
- Orange Deals: Solar Energy Policy Initiatives Worldwide. 2012, SEEM [chapter author]
- The Green Economy in Bristol and the West of England. 2012, Bristol Green Capital
- The UK Feed-in Tariff: A User Survey. 2011, Birkbeck College, University of London
- 100%: 100% Renewable Energy in Practice. 2009, Earthscan [chapter co-author]
- Wind Energy International 2009/2010. 2009, World Wind Energy Association [chapter co-author]
- Stability, Participation and Transparency in Renewable Energy Policy: Lessons from Denmark and the United States. 2009, Policy and Society, Elsevier [lead author]
- Green Breakthroughs. 2008, UNEP [contributing writer]
- Renewable Energy Global Status Report 2008-2011. REN21 [topical researcher]
- Feed-In Tariffs – Boosting Energy for our Future. 2006, World Future Council
- Policies to Change the World. 2006, World Future Council
Mendonça’s sustainability career is most associated with his work on feed-in tariffs, a renewable energy policy. He did advocacy and education work on this topic on four continents, contributing to legislative changes in several countries. Much of this work was carried out while he served as a Research Manager for the World Future Council, which is an international NGO. In addition, he subsequently worked with The Converging World, a renewable energy-focused charity based in Bristol, England.
For a short period of time, Mendonça also worked as a freelance sustainability researcher and writer in which he produced two key studies. The first reviewed the first year performance and outcomes of the UK feed-in tariff in 2011, and the second assessed The Green Economy in Bristol and the West of England, which was published in January 2012. The latter examined the size and make-up of the environmental technologies sector in the region at that time. His works also surveyed the UK green policy environment, and summarized some of the other key aspects of a green economy, including sustainable design of goods and services, retail, food, and well-being. The report concluded with a call for ‘Resilience Planning’, an ongoing process of strategic collaboration between actors and stakeholders in the region, with the main purpose of meeting local needs sustainably through investment in local assets. The integration and optimization of food, energy and transport systems were central focuses, and he argued that the development of resilience should merge the agendas of sustainability, economic development, social capital development, participatory democracy and emergency planning.
Miguel wrote and co-wrote several books, and numerous articles, book chapters and papers on sustainability and renewable energy policy. He is the author of Feed-in Tariffs: accelerating the deployment of renewable energy, published by Earthscan in 2007. He is also co-author of Powering the Green Economy: The Feed-In Tariff Handbook (Earthscan, 2009) and A Renewable World: Energy, Ecology, Equality (Green Books, 2009).
During this period Miguel held research fellowships at the University of Bristol and at Birkbeck College, University of London. He served on the advisory boards of the Alliance for Renewable Energy, Global Urban Development, Our Future Planet and Raw Foundation.