An editorial Blog from Lee Carroll
Co-Author of “The Indigo Children,” “An Indigo Celebration,” and “The Indigo Children Ten Years Later.”
The interactive on-line encyclopedia called Wikipedia
is not representing the Indigo Children subject accurately.
The whole idea of on on-line encyclopedia is actually a very good one, for the concept is that a collective informational base would always be better than even the best expert. That’s what WIKIPEDIA is. It’s an idea that has merit, in that there are many people who know a whole lot about things that others wouldn’t know. The whole enclyclopedia is interactive, in that anyone can make changes to hopefully facilitate a greater knowledge-base for the planet. I celebrate the courage of those who have put this very popular website together.
Unfortunately the implementation of the editing process is filled with flaws. There is no way to verify the edits. In addition, if you are a knowledgeable person with good factual changes, others might have a bias that then erases the changes and creates an “editing war” of ideas. Some of these Wikipedia volunteers have nothing better to do than scan the pages of their bias interest, and constantly change things back to what they want them to say. They spend hours a day doing just that.
It would be great if Wikipedia had some kind of place where you could go to be validated as an expert, or an author, or to be checked out, but they don’t. The logistics of this would take thousands of hours and the cost would be prohibitive. So we get what we get, and Wikipedia becomes a place that almost all educators know is flawed, and most teachers never recommend it for students, and will not accept it as a source in educational study or student reports.
If you reference “The Indigo Children” on Wikipedia, you will get a page filled with misinformation and bias… the first being that they have placed the subject as “New Age” information. It isn’t, and never was.
The page goes on to give classic misinformation, the very thing we placed on the back cover of our last book as a teaser to help people understand what Indigo Children really are, and are not:
“The Indigo Children? Oh yeah… I know about them!
They’re those special kids who do psychic things and who have dark blue auras, right?”
Wikipedia says they are… you guessed it… psychic New Age kids with dark blue auras… the very misinformation that we have been trying to correct in mass media for a decade.
The Indigo Children are a main-stream issue. They were named by a woman (Nancy Tappe) who is a synesthete (one who has synethesia), and not by a psychic who saw an aura. In fact, auras have nothing whatsoever to do with Indigo Children. We believe these children are the beginning of a new consciousness, an actual change in Human nature, and many around the world are also seeing it. Educators, day-care workers, and parents are all stepping up to the plate to become advocates of this phenomenon. In the last 10 years, the Indigo Books have sold almost one million copies in 24 languages… humanity is obviously relating to this issue in very large numbers.
ADD and ADHT continue to rage and grow in an exponential way, indicating even to the medical community that “something is different.” But truly, there is no science behind it, and it’s all experiential. We know that, but there is so much real life evidence that we also believe that we are seeing a shift in Human nature that is very real.
When I tried to change the Wikipedia page, I was gentle. I only changed the aura part, didn’t touch the biased criticism, and didn’t change the part where they said it was very commercial, and very New Age. I wanted to… (big pharma is where the real commerciality is… with Ritalin) but that would add bias. I also added our last book to the references. So it was a mild, factual edit, given by the author (me) who introduced Nancy Tappe to the earth, and championed the term Indigo Children.
My changes were rejected, not once but three times. Even the new Indigo book listing was removed (like it doesn’t exist?) The second time, I gave my references, asked them to email the publisher Hay House (for verification that I was trying to change the page), giving them the URL of the official Indigo web site, and asking them to even contact this very website and get validation from those listed on the site as contacts. Even so, the page kept being reverted. They were not interested in the facts and obviously didn’t want to do the checking.
So therefore this warning:
Wikipedia is not a fair representation of the Indigo Children subject, and has volunteers who are biased and will not even allow for gentle editing from the author, to create factual informational updates. Based on our experience we feel it should therefore not be used as a source for anything meaningful. There are too many biased hands in the pot of editing, and the information is therefore suspect.
This is sad for the Indigo Children subject, since it keeps many from looking at it and helping the children who obviously could care less about an “editing war.” They only know they are different, and are looking for guidance. Again, our goal is not to sell you a book, but rather to help educate those who are dealing with children of new consciounsess.
Tell your friends. Perhaps there is some Wikipedia wizard out there who can actually change the page to be accurate, and who won’t get buried under the flow of those who don’t want it changed? You never know.
Wikipedia information below. Current and desired.