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Moonwalkers Who Stop the World

The frst moonwalker died yesterday.

The first moonwalk: “One small step…”


On full moon nights you will find me dancing through a meadow or on a path through the woods without a flashlight. That’s my own version of the moonwalk. There is something about that blue gossamer light that fills and lifts the spirit. I arrange my bed so that I can sleep in the light from the window until the moon moves out of that frame. You have to be careful though, so you don’t get a bad moonburn.

And yes, I talk to the moon. Native peoples call her “Grandmother” and she is considered a feminine goddess figure in many traditions and with many Indigenous.

When I look up at the full moon, I think about my little piece of property from NASA near the Michael Jackson crater. It is in my will and the deed transfers to my grandchildren when I leave for the moon permanently. “Look– my Grandma bought me the moon! Right after she bought space to send our names to the stars on a CD! I am a ‘star child!'”

Maybe someday my grandchildren may become real moonwalkers as they step off a shuttle with destination: “Moon.” Grandma will be there to greet them. Until then there are two moonwalkers that I particularly remember– one for his “moonwalk” dance step who stopped the world when he died and the other, an astronaut who stopped the world as they froze transfixed to watch his footprint sink into the translucent lunar dust. Neil Armstrong was the first “moonwalker.”

On July 20,1969 at 20:17:39 UTC Neil Armstrong spoke his first words from the moon: “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” A day later at 2:56 UTC on July 21, 1969 Armstrong would step onto the lunar surface and say “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

The world stood still watching the broadcast in real time. Voice of America and the BBC audience of 450 million listeners, out of a then estimated world population of 3.631 billion people. I was with friends at our favorite pub and I still remember the feeling. We raised our glasses to Armstrong then and I raise my glass to him now…

I salute you Mr. Armstrong– the very first moonwalker.
Speaking of the moon and moonwalkers…

Michael Jackson was a Moon Real Estate Tycoon

Michael Jackson Memorialized on the Moon- July 2009

The Lunar Republic Society announced that a crater on earth’s Moon will be renamed “Michael Joseph Jackson” in honor of the deceased King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The musician was apparently into buying land on the moon. The crater is situated in the Moon’s Lake of Dreams, a short distance from a 1,200-acre parcel already owned by Jackson, purchased at approximately $27.40 an acre. He purchased his moon estates at a 20% discount. The Lunar Republic stated that he was one of the largest owners of moon property claims.

Naming a crater after someone is a serious and rare honor for the Lunar Republic, whose mission is to promote development, exploration, and settlement of the moon. They use the proceeds from people who buy land on the moon to fund research, and fulfill their goal of inhabiting the moon by 2015. Others besides Michael Jackson to receive this honor in the last 100 years are Leonardo da Vinci, Christopher Columbus, Sir Isaac Newton, Julius Caesar and Jules Verne.

Michael Jackson purchased his moon property near the Lake of Dreams in 2005, and then picked up acreage in the Sea of Vapors. Michael Jackson held a special admiration for the moon, for which he named his famous Moonwalk. Additionally, the moon is featured in the seal on Neverland Ranch. On the seal, a child sits, cradled in the moon, much like the imagery Brooke Shields used to describe and angelic Michael at his memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Lunar Republic Society further cited that the artist had recorded an unreleased Song entitled, “Scared of the Moon.”

Jackson’s Fascination With Space

As one might recall, Michael Jackson held a special interest in space. In fact, he’d once shot like a rocket over a concert in a moon suit, and he loved Steven Spielberg’s E.T. Michael Luckman, authored a book entitled, “Alien Rock: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Extraterrestrial Connection,” which details rock stars who claim to have seen, communed with, or been inspired by extraterrestrials. Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley each have their own chapter in this book, which claims that Michael Jackson believed he saw an alien craft while on a plane, and he’d expressed his desire to moonwalk on the moon.

Crater Michael Joe Jackson is apparently visible from earth with the use of a standard telescope. It’s too bad that Michael couldn’t travel to the moon or be buried there. Perhaps then, he could have gotten the peace that escaped him on earth.”


Sometimes, especially when the moon is full, I imagine Michael zooming around the landscape without the rocket backpack. I hope he has found that peace there and I hope he found the crater named for the first moonwalker– Armstrong. Maybe Neil, who just moonwalked into eternity is looking for a dance partner to moonwalk with, in the ethereal blue light of the full moon.


  1. Katie Weiss said . . .

    Dear Barbara,

    I visit your site at least twice a week and look forward to your analysis of Michael and others. Thank you, thank you for keeping Michael alive. I know I’ve said this before: I fell in love with Michael Joe Jackson after his death. Sadly, I bought into the tabloid trash and after researching his life, his humanitarian work on behalf of children, after watching his message-filled videos I became a fan, but no ordinary fan. I became, surprisingtly to myself, someone who would defend Michael to the ends of the earth. My only wish is that in my lifetime, I see Michael vindicated and his legacy not tainted with scandal. AND his musical genius finally recognized for what it was. Magical. I wish that those who write positive books about Michael and who he was don’t need to self publish but are able to sell books through major publishers. The other day I was in Barnes and Nobles and asked for “Defending a King”. I was told that they sell only thru the internet on demand. So how can the general public know who Michael was? That baffles me.

    Anyway, I truly admire and care about you, Barbara. I know I kind of P-d you off at my rant about the Jackson fued, but I still am awaiting a response from the Jackson family as to why Paris Jackson had to resort to Twitter to find out where her grandmother was. L.O.V.E Katie

    Posted August 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Permalink
  2. gertrude said . . .

    This little magical jewel about Michael and his Moon Property you’ve provided us Rev. B made me start thinking, for some unknown reason, about Helen Keller. She said keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

    And when the sun isn’t there why we can keep our faces to the moonshine, or the starshine.

    I would say it is, or at least may be, the season for turning our faces away from the disease, and “keep our eyes on the prize” in the sense of REVELLING in all that Michael and other angels who are or have walked the planet, gave us and pointed us in the direction of – leaving the gnashing beast working to extinguish the light he has ignited in us to wither and starve for lack of acknowledgement.

    Its a parasite after all. If it can’t find us, because we’ve stepped out of its universe and it has become dead to us, my money is on it dying.

    That’s another thing H.K. said; “It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.” and “I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.” and “The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.”

    What I take from all this, as well as the on-going turn towards darkness witnessed in the complete apathy to the now irreparable destruction of Earth recently advised by scientists, and the wretched acquiesence to the media’s manipulation of us all re: Jacksons, Stewart & Foster, etc etc, is that maybe instead of giving clicks/acknowledgement by reading and responding to the maelstrom of vicious attacks and slander on the innocent, could we instead maybe go to the facebook/website/tweet of its victims and give THEM all the hits with words of encouragement and support, and do it in the name of the late, great and bullied-to-death Michael Jackson? As well as other activities of this ilk which may be even better than what I’ve suggested?

    Meanwhile leaving the Smearedia as if it doesn’t exist and their shrieking, fake “news” isn’t even happening?

    Don’t get me wrong – I am not trying to go on a denial trip. But the sheer effervescent imagination of Michael buying property on the Moon has spurred my conviction that we need to LIVE in our own universe to bring it about. And if it is too late to bring it about – I truly do not have great faith in humanity at present – then all the more reason to turn only to the sunshine and revel in, marvel at and celebrate only it as if the dark seekers do not even exist. Only the sun/moon/starshine can kill that disease anyway, if there is any chance of it.

    To be hopefully more clear, like Helen did, I want to see the God-made world, NOT the man-made world. We are in this world but not OF it, said a Michaelish One some 2000 years ago. I want to be blown away by the wonders that we still have, like the series you did decoding Michael’s Black or White. I want to spend whatever time I have left here living in the world of a Black and White creation by a Michael and the decoding of it by a Rev. B – that series was ecstacy I tell you!

    I don’t know if I am making sense. What you have posted here has convinced me that that which does not seek the light or shine it does not exist – not to me anymore, by my deliberate choice. It will get zero acknowledgement from me; I choose to step into a different Universe. A Universe where what is worthy of my thought and feeling and attention are Moonwalkers who buy property near the Lake of Dreams right on the damn moon.

    whaddaya think?

    Posted August 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Permalink
  3. Robin W. Smith said . . .

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this information Barbara!

    My heart has just soured to the Moon and back! When my 2 girls were little we would express the extent of our love through the planets; “I love you to Pluto and back!” I am also fascinated with space since a little girl. I am an Astrologer. Robin

    Posted August 27, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Permalink
  4. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    Welcome back, star hopper! ~B

    Posted August 27, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Permalink
  5. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    I think Chief Seattle said “The world does not belong to man; man belongs to the world.” And I think we can change it. Now you’re talking. I have something up my sleeve and I promise more series like “Black or White” and “Ghost” decoded. Working on one now. ~B

    Posted August 27, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink
  6. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    Thanks Katie. Many people who have taken the same journey as you have written with the same feelings you have. Your description of my interest in Michael Jackson is not accurate. My admiration for Michael Jackson is his art and the message in it, Michael in his historical context, Michael as a visionary and advocate of the evolution of human consciousness and his genius in encoding his work.

    That “Jackson feud” served to assist the media to nullify the Jacksons– all Jacksons. I don’t think Michael would be pleased about that. When it is no longer popular and acceptable to slam people and engage in those frenzies like you saw (an perhaps participated in?) on Twitter, Facebook, in the media and all over the internet, you will find publishers taking positive books about Michael seriously and they will print them. As long as the sensational, salacous, tabloidesque garbage engages people, they will ignore his humanitarian work and his true legacy and invite sensation and scandal. That’s not just on the publishers; it’s on us now. That is what I was P’d about. I spent a long time researching how they operate and those who profess to LOVE Michael Jackson fell right into their trap.

    I can answer your question about why Paris took to Twitter– that is what youth does in its trust and innocence. In her case, that may prove lethal to and for many things. You can bet the vultures are now circling for she’s become a person of interest and fodder for “stories.” She was encouraged. Do you suppose that adults warn teenagers about such things? Do you suppose they listen? I was once a teen. You? Did you heed the cautions of adults?

    The whole thing is more unfortunate than anybody knows right now. The reality will hit. Count on it. ~B

    Posted August 27, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Permalink
  7. victoria said . . .

    Michael’s interest and obsession with all things intergalactic began early in his life. Most of us born in the late 1950’s were at the apex of our childhood when walking on the moon became a reality. To this day Neil Armstrong’s name evokes a strong memory of my childhood and how his “moon walk” shaped the way we as a generation were to experience life here on Earth. We became disciples of the unknown, of space, curious and inquisitive as we delved deeper and deeper into the cosmos around us. That big blue marble from the perspective of the moon created a wonder and an awe, an almost instant raising of consciousness that “we are not alone”. It was at that moment that I fell in love with Mother Earth. I became passionate about being the “good steward” gazing towards the night sky and its dark and piercing infinity for the power to carry on, to do what was right for the greater good. The interconnectedness of all of Life became a reality.

    Thank you dear Barbara – I never knew that Michael Jackson had purchased land on the moon. But why am I not surprised? Our little Moonwalker had much to teach us, he was always way ahead of the pack and so his example still serves us well.

    So many other musical avatars also experienced this connection with space. Elvis Presley, John Lennon, David Bowie to name a few, felt that they too were only a conduit for the music that came through them, and that ultimately they were channels for the divine energy which is expressed on this planet through the universal language of music. Michael was vocal about his fascination with space, with the divine and he was able to make the connection within himself that his talents were otherworldly. He was humbled by the awesomeness of that power which moved through him. The meek shall inherit the earth.

    We are surrounded by so much beauty on just this tiny part of the universe we inhabit. Why are we so distracted, so blinded and unaware that most of the time, we usually miss the point. Do we truly see our physical universe? Are we not all travelers here for a blink of an eye?

    Grains of Sand Magnified (If the link does not open just type it into your browser)

    Allowing the magic of our earthly home to unfold within us, keeps us in the Light. After all, things of beauty elevate the soul, intimately connecting us to that which is Divine and by doing so, ultimately shines away the darkness. It is in the Light of Wonder, the Power of Beauty and and the Energy of Awe that agape love is manifest. It is “the child” in every one of us.

    Wishing upon a star and gazing at the moon reconnects us to that state where Michael lived his earthly life. One where magic can happen every day. One that we can choose over and over again. One that will, if we persevere, dispel the darkness.

    Posted August 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink
  8. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    Beautifully said, V. Thank you.
    I too had the same experience when I saw the NASA photograph. An Invitation
    And I began to make artwork inspired by that photo.Art in the Service of Humanity

    From one star gazer to another… I feel the magic and I wish it so. ~B

    Posted August 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  9. victoria said . . .

    Thank you Barbara, for your lifetime of dedication and for your incredible ability to reach humanity by varying your approach and adapting to the times while staying on course with the message that we are ONE…..You are a catalyst….Because of YOU much will change.

    Love & Light

    Posted August 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Permalink
  10. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    Thanks. My pleasure.

    Posted August 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

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