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Children of the Fifth World

A Guide to the Coming Changes in Human Consciousness

Published by Bear & Company
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Our species is evolving in preparation for the new world on the horizon

• Explains how the increase in intuitive, creative, and abstract-thinking abilities of children as well as incidences of ADHD, dyslexia, and autism signal evolutionary changes at work in humanity--the emergence of the Fifth Root Race

• Connects the appearance of these traits with ancient myths and evolutionary calendars as well as predictions by Teilhard de Chardin, Edgar Cayce, and other visionary seers

• Reveals how these “new kids” act as agents for world change by reflecting back every misguided aspect of business, politics, religion, and culture

The past 30 years have seen a quantum leap in the intuitive, creative, and abstract-thinking abilities of children as well as an unprecedented rise in incidences of ADHD, dyslexia, and autism spectrum disorders. As P. M. H. Atwater explains, we are witnessing evolution at work. The changes in consciousness and brain function evident in these “new kids” signal the widespread emergence of the Fifth Root Race and, fortuitously, coincide with our transition into the Fifth World.

Providing a resource for parents and new kids themselves, Atwater explains what is happening to our species and our world--from neurological changes and climate upheavals to the drive to be constantly “connected” through screen-based technology and the unnecessary widespread use of drug therapies. Sharing individual case histories underscoring the traits of the new-child personality, she reveals how these children, born with universal consciousness encoded in their DNA, act as agents for world change by reflecting back every misguided aspect of business, politics, religion, entertainment, technology, and culture so we can’t ignore what needs to be repaired. Atwater shows how children labeled as autistic or otherwise “damaged” have enormous potential for greatness.

Connecting recent events and cultural shifts with creation myths, evolutionary calendars, and historical records from every culture as well as predictions by Teilhard de Chardin, Sri Aurobindo, Edgar Cayce, and other visionary seers, Atwater shows how the genetic shift now occurring follows the “Rule of Thirds” in its progression. Exploring timelines for the next several hundred years, she explains that the coming new world will be tailored specifically for the new kids, who will lead the way in the Great Shift from old world to new.


Chapter 10
A Different Brain

Born this way. --Lady Gaga

“Thirty thousand years ago, we were wandering around in small groups and not thinking much about the future,” noted Robert Gifford, an environmental psychologist at the University of Victoria in Canada. “Everything that was important was within a few kilometers or so. And that is the brain we still have.”

Correction: once had. Giant leaps in brain development have already occurred in the twenty-first century, and more are coming. Demands and pressures are accelerating at rates so rapid that brain structure and function are forced to alter. The brain is being reshaped by the digital world and by a barrage of chemicals. The result? Quirky kids and pooped parents. The entertainer Lady Gaga is hot not just because she’s bold and brash but because of what the reporter Ramin Setoodeh noted in an article he wrote about her: “She’s become an evangelist of self-acceptance, preaching to an audience of outcasts.”

The new kids think differently, communicate differently, and respond to different cues. It has been said that they are the dumbest generation ever and have been stupefied by twittering and texting to the point that they no longer maintain a memory of things “past.” Really?

Okay, so multitasking is harder on IQ than pot smoking, and without rest and simple “time-outs” like staring into space or watching clouds drift by (flow states), the brain is unable to organize itself and process what it has learned. But a biggie we’re overlooking are kids who play dumb because they’re bored, don’t fit in, or are just plain uncomfortable in their own skin.

The Greatest Advancements

The greatest talent of the new children is the ability to abstract and function from the conceptual level. These children are not concrete thinkers. They are adept at the art of conceptualizing, dealing with broad ideas and notions. Forget thinking “outside the box.” For them, the box was never there to begin with. They can tie facts and figures and ideas together and rapidly produce solutions that fit, without having to go through conventional routines. Their minds leap instead of think. That’s why they buckle under “tried and true” methods that demand rote discipline. Kids who abstract get from here to there as if by magic; not because they are wise but because they do not recognize limits.

A two-year-old child was in a conversation with her mother. She stopped midway, impatiently stomped her feet, and yelled: “I don’t know the word for that yet!” Stop for a moment. How does a child of two know she doesn’t know the word she wants to use at the precise moment she wants to use it? We mistakenly think the new children are wise old souls. This isn’t wisdom at work here--it is the amazing, almost unbelievable ability to abstract knowledge, to know things without knowing. These children are conceptualizers, made to order for the Conceptual Age.

The greatest advancement of all advancements in our brain is the prefrontal lobes (both left and right). The prefrontals operate as the seat of judgment, morals, empathy, compassion, and well-being; they moderate social behaviors, decision making, and personality expression. The prefrontals developed late in the evolution of humankind, becoming a signature feature for distinguishing higher brain development. There are many scientists and educators studying the prefrontals. The best is Joseph Chilton Pearce; read his book The Biology of Transcendence.

What people like Pearce tell us is that the mother’s state while carrying her child determines the brain her child will have. Everything hinges on her perception of safety. If she feels threatened or if her environment is stressful, fearful, angry, her child will be more apt to develop the lower or reptilian brain (fight, survival). If she feels comfortable, safe, it’s as if the fetus gets an “all-clear” signal to go ahead and develop the prefrontals, the higher brain. The first three years are the most important for the “flowering” of the prefrontals. The second most important time is puberty. The brain does not fully mature until we are around the age of 25.

The study of prefrontal development in children will become a priority in the decades to come.

The Greatest Challenges

Brain disorders/learning disorders seem to be the “curse” of being a new kid. The stats are worth repeating: two out of every five children in our country has a learning disorder; one out of ten are mentally ill; cases of ADHD are up 600 percent since the early 1990s; autism spectrum is now so pervasive it is considered an epidemic.

Known causal factors for brain/learning disorders include:

- Metal toxicity, organic toxins, lead paint--especially in toys
- Pesticide exposure (including pre-birth exposure)
- Artificial food coloring, chemical food additives, hormones and antibiotics used in meat production
- Smart meters, cell phone towers, WiFi, and electronic grids
- Some vaccinations; multidosages in one shot; too high a dosage

Action can be taken to reduce these factors. You can insist that vaccinations be given in a series of shots instead of all at once. Question what’s in them. Also, check on what chemicals are in your food; switch to organic milk. Have paint and metals tested. Investigation pays off.

New research is showing that it is possible for many children to recover from autism, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and other brain/learning disorders. The brain is malleable. It is capable of healing and recovery: sometimes partially, sometimes all the way.

Nonverbal autistic people are responding to keyboarding on a computer in ways that are shocking scientists. It’s as if they “wake up” once they discover this way out. Sue Rubin, a film writer with autism, is one who made that leap once she began listening to the news and reading the newspaper thanks to her newfound keyboarding skills. Today she’s a history major in her junior year at Whittier College and lives semi-independently a few blocks from campus. “Tell everyone,” she types, “that nonverbal autistic people are intelligent!”

About The Author

P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., is a distinguished researcher of near-death experiences, prayer chaplain, spiritual counselor, and visionary. She is the author of 15 books including Coming Back to Life, Future Memory, We Live Forever, The New Children and Near-Death Experiences, Beyond the Indigo Children, and Children of the Fifth World. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Bear & Company (October 24, 2012)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781591438007

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Raves and Reviews

Children of the Fifth World is a masterwork, and it may well be the most important book in the consciousness field in the last 20 years. This book gives the reader a comprehensive examination of the development and the evolution of the ‘new child’ and offers a preview of the larger societal metamorphosis that is taking place throughout the world…provides valuable teachings that need to be told and taught at this crucial time. It is truly a guidebook for safe passage into the future of the planet.”

– Brad and Sherry Steiger, authors of Starborn and Real Miracles

“If you believe that major changes are coming, and the children coming into the world already are harbingers of those changes–and this has antecedents reaching back thousands of years–then once you pick up this book you won’t put it down. I suggest you be careful when you pick it up because your thinking, and your world, will never be the same. And this will be good, very good, for you and for your–our–world.”

– Ervin Laszlo, a systems philosopher, integral theorist, and classical pianist. Twice nominated for t

“In Children of the Fifth World, P.M.H. Atwater has contributed a brilliant consideration of fast–forward human evolution. This is the most thorough treatment of the subject of our new children to date! If you are a parent, caregiver, advisor or in any other capacity working with the Children of Now, read this book. It will tell you what is happening, and why it is happening. In a frank no–nonsense way, she challenges every reader to dig a little deeper, try a little harder, and to soar beyond social challenges and into collaboration with the children who will ultimately change our world indelibly. How they change it is up to us and this book will tell you how.”

– Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D., author of the best selling Touching the Light, The Secret History of Con

“Packed with mind–boggling insights, this book is a must–read for parents, educators, and all humans, as we ponder how to navigate our fast–changing life on Earth and to respond to the needs of our children. Combining tough talk with uplifting messages, Atwater covers a vast array of challenges and choices with stunning creativity, very much like the new children she is describing.”

– Virginia Collier, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Bilingual/Multicultural/ESL Education George Mason Uni

“P.M.H. Atwater delivers another brilliant work! Filled with great social commentary on our times, it will give anyone outside this genre food for thought. She details with precision and clarity what we must comprehend about this long prophesized evolutionary leap humans are now making. This is a must read guide for the shift into the New World that we have been waiting for!”

– John J. Oliver, psychic medium, star of Court TV’s and TRUTV’s “Haunting Evidence&

“P.M.H. does not lie when she says there’s a youth–quake going on. Today’s kids have capabilities and understandings that are way beyond many parents’ understanding. They have much to teach us, if we will only watch, learn, and listen. Finally, we are seeing the evidence of what humanity is really capable of. P.M.H.’s ‘new kids’ books should be required reading for ALL who profess to care about where humanity is heading.”

– Sandie Sedgbeer, radio host and publisher of Children of the New Earth and Inspired Parenting Magazi

“In this new book Atwater focuses on new children as she describes an increasingly rapid rate of consciousness evolution. With a compendium of behavioral documentation that supports her thesis, she integrates tangible evidence of out–of–body and past–life legacies with esoteric sources to explain this phenomenon. Aware of their needs, she sagely advises adults to help children to balance new technologies and the natural world to support their self–development.”

– Paul Von Ward, interdisciplinary cosmologist, author of We’ve Never Been Alone and The Soul Ge

“Atwater offers solutions for families, young or old, from the far–reaching implications built from her well–researched and disparate facts synthesized into actionable processes. Modern neuroscience continues to confirm the ancients innate knowledge re: ‘sound body, sound mind’, and Atwater brings to light all in one manual the cutting–edge issues in health, environment and education the mainstream media tend to ignore. Atwater shows what looks like a perfect ‘pardon our mess’ scenario — is in reality an entire overhaul in process regarding our whole culture.”

– Nancy K. Baumgarten, MLA, Director of Profound Awareness Institute and author of The Aware Human: Ou

“Providing a resource for parents and new kids themselves, Atwater explains what is happening to our species and our world—from neurological changes and climate upheavals to the drive to be constantly ‘connected’ through screen based technology and the unnecessary widespread use of drug therapies. Connecting recent events and cultural shifts with creation myths, evolutionary calendars, and historical records from every culture as well as predictions by Teilhard de Chardin, Sri Aurobindo, Edgar Cayce, and other visionary seers, Atwater shows how the genetic shift now occurring follows the ‘Rule of Thirds’ in its progression.”

– The Monthly Aspectarian, December 2012

“...a wide-ranging, comprehensive look at what the new children are seeing with their wise, beautiful, and sometimes frightened or vacant eyes.”

– Light of Consciousness, March 2013

“P. M. H. Atwater’s books are nothing if not mind-expanding!”

– World Rainbow Times, March 2013

“In this book Ms. Atwater will give the reader, young or old, much to consider, much to learn and outline decisions to be made for the future. I recommend this book in the first instance for parents and teachers. Secondly, for the new children to read for themselves when they are ready. Development of these children cannot simply be left to chance. To fully prepare themselves for life in the new millennia, they absolutely must be guided.”

– Jennifer Hoskins, New Dawn, June 2013

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