T People

Toward the end of Songbird Astral Adventures a motivation for the teacher’s character to use T as his name is given.

However, the inspiration to use T in the first place came from the fact that many people whose name starts with T influenced the screenwriter David Watkinson’s writing or thinking in some way.

Here are some of those people:

Physicist Campbell was instrumental in creating the Monroe Institute where he trained people to do “Out of Body” (OOB) travel. Once he had established the institute, he left it to do his own consciousness research to formulate a physics TOE (Theory of Everything.)

David was so inspired and enlightened by Tom’s TOE, that he became an advocate for Tom’s work. That involvement culminated in David’s credit as a co-author (along with a JPL physicist and a Caltech mathematician) on Campbell’s peer-reviewed quantum physics paper proposing experiments to test his theories. 

The experiments are currently being conducted at three universities in the US and Canada with progress updates at Tom’s website CUSAC.org and his newer website my-big-toe

Author of three books, Tony runs various remote viewing groups. He claims to have been trained as a child in remote viewing and OOB travel in a secret military program. 

In one of Tony’s books “Ceres Colony Cavalier” he talks about a work situation that inspired David to give T a similar work situation.

David’s connection to Tony is as a member of one of his remote viewing groups.

You can see an example of a “double blind” remote viewing session by David here.

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While researching aliens for his writing, David joined archeologist / author Elena Danaan’s Patreon group, and read her books starting with a “A Gift From The Stars.” 

Elena claims to be in contact with an alien Thor Han Eredyon, who is a military member of the alien Galactic Federation of Worlds.

David witnessed a very impressive communication between Elena and what she said was one of Thor Han’s shipmates.

Elena explained that her communication is via an implant in her brain. since she’s very much opposed to the unreliable process of “channeling.”

What David witnessed convinced him that Elena was actually communicating with someone. So he’s intrigued by the possibility that it could have been an actual alien.

He also finds it interesting that General Haim Eshed, former head of Israel’s Defense Ministry’s space directorate says that the Galactic Federation is real.

Elena provides more evidence to corroborate her story on her website like this article

Native American Lenape Chief Tamanend was revered by colonists as “Saint Tammany,” the emblem of peace and harmony amongst peoples. As witnessed by John Adams, in many American towns and cities, May Day was officially celebrated as “Saint Tammany’s Day.”

For a very long time, there were St. Tammany societies all over the country.
For some reason, it has been forgotten that Tammany was the patron saint of America as Columbia was the female symbol of America.

Chief Tammany’s inclusion in the Songbird story was inspired by his great influence in early America and by David’s youth growing up in the area of the former Lenape reservation and going to Lenape high school as described here.

Mr. T | Biography, Films, & Facts | Britannica

Mr. T is an American actor who has starred in various movies and TV shows.

His reasoning for giving himself his name inspired David as an impressive act of defiance and determination:

I think about my father being called “boy”, my uncle being called “boy”, my brother, coming back from Vietnam and being called “boy”.

So I questioned myself:
“What does a black man have to do before he’s given respect as a man?”

So when I was 18 years old, when I was old enough to fight and die for my country, old enough to drink, old enough to vote, I said I was old enough to be called a man.

I self-ordained myself Mr. T, so the first word out of everybody’s mouth is “Mr.”

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