Bushwick’s Intergalactic Love Portal
“This is where heaven and Earth come together,” Berg said, explaining that humans will enter an entirely new stage of consciousness while still remaining in their bodies
L.Q. sat elegantly and composed, her body speckled with ornate jewelry and henna tattoos. She clutched a delicate crystal in her left hand, rolling it through the folds of her dress methodically. Eyes closed, her brow suddenly tightened. While watching her expressions, her partner Brett hastily readied his pen and notebook, face washed over with anticipation.
Partners Lindsay Quayle, who prefers to be called “L.Q.,” and Brett Berg are the facilitators of the “One Love Portal,” a space for cosmic channeling and interactions with other realms of the universe that they operate out of their apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Together they conduct hour-long channeling sessions on a donation basis that provide spiritual readings to those who are interested. The pair also believes that in 2012, extraterrestrial forces will initiate a series of changes that will dramatically alter life on Earth.
Quayle is a spiritual medium, initiating contact with universal energy and other-worldy beings as well as hosting weekly “intuitive circles” to help individuals discover their own spiritual powers. Berg transcribes the sessions, listening intently to Quayle’s revelations and chiming in with additional contributions.
Quayle said that since the age of three she knew that she had unique abilities after she experienced her first lucid dream, where the dreamer is aware of their surroundings.
“They were all standing around me with these beams of light,” Quayle said, pausing in deep thought, “these amazing geometric forms over their heads. Their faces were beautiful. They were telepathically saying goodbye, like I was going on a journey.”
The couple encourages others to consider life on earth as a temporary state of consciousness. “We are all energy first, our body is just our container,” Berg said while stroking the couple’s cat, Shabba, who lay on his lap, calmly purring. “Cats are very important creatures, too.” Berg gestured towards a book titled “Conversations with Cat,” which stood next to slew of pictures that Berg altered, covered with drawings of UFOs and extraterrestrials. “Notice how selfless they are.”
The two don’t adhere to popular predictions of an impending 2012 apocalypse. However, Berg believes that extraterrestrials will appear to aid mankind’s transition into what Berg calls “the fifth dimension.”
According to Berg, humanity will enter an entirely new stage of consciousness while still remaining in their bodies. “This is where heaven and Earth come together,” Berg said.
“It’s the difference from a teenager to a toddler,” Quayle said. “It’s the same being but it’s totally different.”
Berg believes that once “first contact” has been made information will be disclosed at a worldwide level, informing the public about the existence of extraterrestrials. Humans will be able to choose their own destiny, as well as manifest inanimate objects, and will be given the opportunity to visit the corners of the universe with the assistance of otherworldly beings.
“My reality is very positive,” said Berg, explaining expectations for 2012 and noticeably containing his eager anticipation. “It’s very exciting and involves traveling through different worlds and dimensions.”
The couple has been together for two years and met at Spiritualist Church on 35th Street, where LQ held her first public channeling sessions. “I saw the light inside of her,” Berg said. “We clicked and we started dating, we helped each other get to an amazing place.”
Berg and Quayle then began holding sessions in Union Square, giving readings to passersby. Berg attracted a significant amount of attention with his distinctive disposition and eye-catching style. He often wears homemade clothes sporting declarations of alien life. Berg was quoted in a October 14, 2008 New York Magazine video piece describing himself as a “peace-loving, funky, rock-and-roll hipster” before calling attention to the impending arrival of extraterrestrials.
Quayle, who received an undergraduate degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, channels much of her spiritual energy into her artwork. “If you meditate on my paintings, they will take you places,” said Quayle, glancing upwards at a seductive composition of blue and white streaks.
Berg was raised in London, England, and is a screen actor and director in addition to helping arrange events at the Portal. The son of a spiritual healer, he found working with other realms of the universe natural when he moved to the states in 1996 to pursue his acting career.
After graduating from RISD Quayle started working a part-time job in Providence, but said that her abilities proved too powerful to ignore. She then shifted her focus to channeling, communicating with the dead, and working to focus her spiritual energy. “I was curious instead of afraid. I wanted to find out more about myself,” Quayle said. “I wanted to become more aware about my intuitive abilities.”
Quayle said her family was skeptical after she told them about her spiritual powers but knew that she needed to continue. “They all told me to go see a mental help professional,” she said, chuckling.