posted on Sep, 17 2007 @ 04:18 PM
In his online autobiography, Icke writes that, in March 1990, while he was a national spokesperson for the Green Party, he received a message from the
spirit world through a medium, identified by The Guardian as Betty Shine, a medium from Brighton. She told him he was a healer who had been chosen
for his courage and sent to heal the earth, and that he had been directed into football to learn discipline. He was going to leave politics and would
become famous, she said, writing five books in three years, and one day there would be a great earthquake, and the "sea will reclaim land," because
human beings were abusing the earth.
When Icke told the Green Party leadership what he had experienced, he was banned from speaking at public meetings on their behalf. In 1991, after a
trip to Peru, he wrote Truth Vibrations, an autobiographical work which summarized his life experiences up to that point, with an emphasis on his
recent spiritual encounters. He began to wear only turquoise and on March 27, 1991, held a press conference to announce: "I am a channel for the
Christ spirit. The title was given to me very recently by the Godhead."
In an interview on the Terry Wogan show that year, he announced that he was "the son of God," and that Britain would be devastated by tidal waves
and earthquakes. His statements were met with laughter and ridicule from the studio audience, derision in the press, and suggestions that he was
mentally ill. Icke later said that he had been misinterpreted by the media. According to Icke, he used the term "the son of God"