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 March 17, 1974



Present: SM, EM, RH and AH and CH, SC, JH and JH, CS.

RH: On death: As far as I’m concerned, the only thing that thinks and lives, goes with death, and I cannot imagine anything going beyond death. You either die slowly with age or illness or rapidly in an accident. When you’re eaten by a hungry crocodile, you actually become that crocodile.

OF COURSE, THE PERSONALITY DREADS THE DISCONTINUITY OF PHYSICAL LIFE, FOR WHEN THE ORGANISM DIES, YES, THAT [personality] DIES ALSO, BUT MORE OF THAT WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY YOU SURVIVES BEYOND THE GRAVE. THIS YOU WILL UNDERSTAND MORE FULLY WHEN YOU PROGRESS [spiritually]. THE LAYERS WILL GRADUALLY PEEL AWAY TO GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE OF THAT WHICH LIVES ETERNALLY AND DOES NOT DEPEND UPON THE ORGANISM FOR EXPRESSION. MANY FACETS OF YOUR LIFE NOW ARE COMING FROM THAT IN ESSENCE. THE TASK IS TO RECOGNIZE THEM AND CAPITALIZE ON THEM RATHER THAN THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF THE PERSONALITY. THE PERSONALITY IS JUDGMENTAL AND ARGUMENTATIVE. THE PERSONALITY BASES ITS ACTIONS ON THE CULTURAL MORES IN WHICH IT MOVES. THE SOUL OR ESSENCE DOES NONE OF THESE, AND FEELS THE FREEDOM. PERCEPTION IS PURPOSELY BLURRED BY THE PERSONALITY, FOR IT COULD NOT SURVIVE IF THE ESSENCE TOOK COMMAND, BUT THE ESSENCE PERCEIVES ON ITS OWN — AND THE LESSONS LEARNED BY THE SOUL ARE SOMETIMES QUIT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU WOULD SUSPECT BY RECOUNTING YOUR “CONSCIOUS” EXPERIENCE. AS R.H., THE SOUL SEES BEYOND THE BRAIN BARRIERS SET UP BY THE ORGANISM IN ORDER TO CUSHION THE SHOCKS [block the pain]. IN OTHER WORDS, THE [ultimate spiritual] REWARD WOULD NOT SEEM GREAT ENOUGH FOR THE ORGANISM TO CONTINUE WITH THE “ABSURDITY” [of pain, so it would block the pain, and hence the reward — the other half of the pain-pleasure Monad]. YOU HAVE BEGUN TO PEEL THE LAYERS AWAY, AND SO WE WOULD SAY THAT YOU, R.H., ARE PERCEIVING FAR MORE THAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF CREDIT FOR. THE PAIN THE BODY ENDURES WHILE BEING MUNCHED UPON BY A CROCODILE IS SECONDS ONLY COMPARED TO THE CYCLE OF THE SOUL.

RH: [As I see it,] The soul is another guy who calls himself “RH”. If I [the body-personality] am asleep and Michael talks to me [my soul], I do not hear them.

THE PERSONALITY HAS AN EXTREMELY LIMITED CAPACITY FOR EXPERIENCING POSITIVITY. WHENEVER YOU EXPERIENCE UNSOLICITED PLEASURE, YOU ARE EXPERIENCING IT FROM ESSENCE. THIS IS WHY THE EXTINGUISHMENT OF NEGATIVITY IS SO VITAL TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH. IF YOU HAVE NOT GUESSED THIS YET, THE PERSONALITY IS THE NEGATIVE POLE OF A MONAD [and essence is the positive pole].

RH: Going through life without love is ridiculous, yet this is what most people do. Love only interferes with survival.

ALSO, IT INTERFERES WITH THE PERSONALITY’S TASK, WHICH IS SURVIVAL.

THE THOUGHT PROCESS IS GOOD, BUT THE SEMANTICS BOTHER US: FOR WHEN WE SPEAK OF AN ENTITY WHICH HAS BEEN MANY MORE THAN JUST R.H., THE “MACHINE”, IF YOU WILL, IS R.H. THIS TIME, AT LEAST. THE SOUL OF THAT FRAGMENT IS NOT THE TRUE R.H., BUT THE TRUE ESSENCE OF THE FRAGMENT THAT IS NOT R.H.

EM: The soul is more than RH alone; is it more an angel or what?

NOT WITH ANY CREATIVE PROCESS, BUT YES, WITH A GREATER SPIRITUAL EXISTENCE THAN IS TRAPPED IN THE BODY.

Could you clarify this?

IT IS JUST A MATTER OF PURE SEMANTICS. THE TRUE R.H. IS “MERELY THAT WHICH YOU SEE BEFORE YOU” — IN OTHER WORDS, THE PERSONALITY LIVING IN THAT BODY. THIS TRUE R.H. IS SEPARATE AND APART [from the soul and essence] NOW, BUT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE. BUT TO SAY THAT IS THE TRUE R.H. DOES NOT DO THIS ESSENCE JUSTICE, FOR IT [the soul] HAS ALSO BEEN THE TRUE PIERRE, THE TRUE JACKIE, THE TRUE MARTIN, THE TRUE AMELIA, AND MANY OTHERS.

EM: Is the soul within the body? If the soul is a mirror, then it’s outside.

OUTSIDE” IS A RELATIVE TERM AND IS ONLY APPLICABLE ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE. THE SOUL EXPERIENCES IN MORE THAN THREE DIMENSIONS, THEREFORE IS “OUTSIDE” PARTIALLY OF THE THREE DIMENSIONAL PHYSICAL SPACE. WE WOULD PREFER THAT YOU THINK OF THIS [soul] IN TERMS OF “ENVELOPING” [the physical body] RATHER THAN “OUTSIDE” OF [it].

RH: I have this “other guy” theory of the soul.

THAT IS VALID. YOU BROUGHT TO THIS INTERVAL A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE THAT IS YOURS TO TAP AT WILL. THE TAPPING IS UP TO YOU, BUT IT IS YOURS IF YOU WISH IT.

JH: Is this intuitive knowledge or scientific knowledge or both?

BOTH.

RH: I discovered in the out-of-the- body weekend [with Robert Monroe] that I was asleep. If Michael talked to me [my soul], I [my personality] do[es] not remember.

EM: I had a twilight dream when I was half awake and half asleep. I actually heard someone taking a bath in a pail of water in my living room saying, “This disease — I just can’t get rid of it”. Then he shuffled down the hall dragging his feet, muttering, “I can’t get rid of it”. I actually asked him, “What’s the matter with you?” and I woke up and realized I recognized him as me.

THAT WHICH YOU CALL “TWILIGHT” IS, OF COURSE, THE THRESHOLD TO ASTRAL PROJECTION. OF COURSE, IT WAS YOU — THE ESSENCE OF YOU. THE PERSONALITY STILL WISHES TO COMPARE AFFLICTION TO EVIL, AND THUS THE WASHING AWAY THAT YOU PERCEIVE IS SPLENDIDLY SYMBOLIC. GIVEN YOUR RELIGIOUS TRAINING, IRONICALLY, THIS COULD WORK.

Does the essence see?

THE PERSONALITY OFTEN WHEN PERCEIVING THE ESSENCE SEES IT AS EVIL. THIS SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE TO YOU. THE ESSENCE IS NOT BOUND DOWN BY ANY CULTURAL MORAL CODE, AND ITS PERCEPTION OF THE GOOD IS QUITE DIFFERENT. OFTEN THE PERSONALITY REELS IN REPUGNANCE FROM THE SOUL.

EM: “Religious training”, “this could work” — what do they mean?

RH: If you had a choice, EM, between physical and religious healing, what would you choose?

YES, YOU ARE QUITE RIGHT, R.H., SOME STRUCTURAL DEFECTS ARE UNREPAIRABLE, BUT THE SPIRITUAL HEALING IS FAR MORE LASTING THAN THE TEMPORARY PHYSICAL ONE. THE AFFLICTION THAT THIS MAN HAS CAN BE MADE FAR MORE LIVABLE THAN IN THE PAST, AND THE DESTRUCTION HALTED AT THIS POINT IN THE MAN, E.M. THE FEELINGS OF SELF PITY ARE GRADUALLY FADING INTO THE BACKGROUND, ALLOWING THE MAXIMUM HEALING TO PROCEED.

EM: I suppose it is ego that wants to be healed physically. If we could learn how Michael operates, we could make a big jump. What good was it for Lazarus to be raised from the dead unless he learned what was behind all this? Why bother?

CS: I had a perception about my recent shoulder injury. I had a feeling I was going to fall. Was this a true impression, or did I influence myself to fall? I have never done anything like that before.

WE WOULD THINK THAT THIS WAS TRULY PRECOGNITIVE.

INORDINATE FEAR OF FAILURE IS A PART OF ARROGANCE; TIMOROUSNESS A PART OF SELF-DEPRECATION. WE SEE NONE OF THIS IN C.S., BUT WE SEE MUCH STUBBORNNESS. SHE IS AN IDEALIST. THE LADY IS RELYING MORE NOW ON HER INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE THOUGH, AND THAT IS GOOD.

EM: Why did I choose this disease?

(Editor’s note: I am not sure of the preceding question. Please write your questions on 3x5 cards if accuracy is wanted.)

WE DISCUSSED THIS BEFORE, BUT FOR YOUR INFORMATION, YOU DID NOT CHOOSE THE SPECIFIC DISORDER, JUST THE GENETIC PROPENSITY. IT WAS NECESSARY THAT YOU SEEK THE TEACHING IN SPITE OF GREAT PHYSICAL DISABILITY TO COMPLETE A MONAD.

EM: Which Monad?

THE ONE LEFT HANGING OVER FOR TWO THOUSAND YEARS. THE MAN, E.M., WAS A STRONG MAN THEN — PHYSICAL STRENGTH, YES; THE HEALTH-SICKNESS (Monad) AS A SEEKER, WOULD BE MORE ACCURATE.

EM: We are supposed to experience the rich-poor monad, the health-sickness Monad, the love-hate Monad, the positive-negative Monad, etc.; when you die, you get out of this into paradise. When we’re here, we are dead to the spirit.

THE DEATH, OF COURSE, IS SYMBOLIC, AND REFERS TO THE COMPLETION OF THE RAISON D’ÊTRE (French for “reason for being”, “justification for existence.”)

EM: How? How? How can this solve the reason to be?

IF THE PERSONALITY CAN TAKE LEAVE LONG ENOUGH TO CONSIDER THE TASK OF THE SOUL, THEN THIS WILL BE CLEAR. THE TASK ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE IS TO EXPERIENCE “ALL OF LIFE”. MANY MONADS ARE NOT COMPLETED FOR MANY CENTURIES. OTHERS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE SOUL CAN PERCEIVE AT A HIGHER LEVEL OF BEING. THE MONADS ARE THE ONLY REASON TO BE THAT WE KNOW OF.

EM: Is that what kicked us out “up there”? We were not in contact with our essence?

THERE IS WITHIN YOU AN ESSENCE THAT IS A SPECIAL FRAGRANCE — THAT IS YOUR TRUE SOUL. YOU, E.M., WOULD PERCEIVE THIS ENTITY AS EVIL IF YOU WERE TO ENCOUNTER US IN A PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION OR EVEN ON THE ASTRAL PLANE.

How about others’ perceptions?

THE PRIESTS WOULD NOT; MANY OF THE OTHERS WOULD.

WE KEEP TELLING YOU THAT THE DESIRES OF THE SOUL ARE THE ANTITHESIS OF THE DESIRE OF THE ORGANISM. LIBERATION IS ONE OF THESE, UNENCUMBRANCE IS ANOTHER, PLEASURE IS THE GREATEST. WE WOULD SEEM QUITE HEDONISTIC TO MOST OF YOU.

CS: I would like to ask about a feeling I had after going to church for the first time in a long time. I felt like I was hit over the head. My heart was squeezed. The minister was looking at me. I can’t remember what he said.

RELIGIOUS RITUALS ARE EXCELLENT FOR RELEASING TRAPPED EMOTIONS.

CS: I would like a comment of the fall I had and the flashes while falling. I heard a voice say, “Relax”, just before an eighty five foot drop.

IF THE LADY, C.S., HAD NOT FELT THE PRECOGNITIVE FLASH AND HEEDED IT, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED. IN THAT SECOND, SHE CHOSE ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE. IT IS VALID THAT ONCE A PARTICULAR MODE OF DEATH HAS BEEN EXPERIENCED BY A FRAGMENT, THAT MODE HOLDS NO SPECIAL FEAR FOR THE FRAGMENT. NEAR ESCAPES OFTEN ERASE FEAR. BOTH C.H. AND S.C. HAD MUCH COMBAT WITH LARGE ANIMALS IN THE PAST.

CS: The first person to reach me after my fall asked me if I was OK and it was like I was zapped with energy. Was this Michael? It gave me energy enough to walk back 3 miles.

AN ENTITY WARNED YOU, YES.

CS: How about the “zap” of energy?

THE EXPERIENCE BROUGHT THIS SOUL A MOMENT OF CLARITY, AND YOU WERE ABLE TO DRAW UPON THIS.

CS: Anytime someone is in an accident, does it help to have someone touch you like that and ask you how you are?

IF THE COMFORT IS NOT AUTOMATIC OUT OF SYMPATHY THROUGH THE PERSONALITY.

(CS took over the board for SC.)

SC: I would like to ask about this guy I know who denies all psychic phenomena, yet he is the most psychic person I know. He has psychic experiences all of the time. I would say that he is a Mature soul, Scholar, Skeptic, with a Chief Feature of Arrogance. He’s a Mercury-Venusian, and in Emotional part of Intellectual Center.

THIS IS ESSENTIALLY VALID: SECOND LEVEL MATURE. YOU HAVE BEEN MISLED IN THE ARROGANCE. THIS MALE IS TRYING TO CONTROL HIS LIFE AND WILL NOT PRESENTLY ADMIT THE PRESENCE OF OUTSIDE INFLUENCES BECAUSE THEN HE WOULD NOT BE IN CONTROL. THAT EXPLAINS HIS SKEPTICISM.

He has trouble with his wife. She said she would leave him. Is this Stubborn Dominance?

THAT IS VALID.

SC: Is Margaret Mead a Warrior?

THIS ENTITY IS A THIRD LEVEL YOUNG SOUL. SHE IS MOSTLY MERCURIAL WITH VENUSIAN INFLUENCE. THERE IS STRONG DOMINANCE IN THIS SAGE . THIS AGAIN IS STUBBORNNESS. SHE IS, OF COURSE, AN IDEALIST.

(Board back to SC.)

THE LADY C.S. IS AN IDEALIST. YOU ARE STILL A SECOND LEVEL OLD SOUL. WHEN THE TRANSITION OCCURS, YOU WILL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW.

SM: I would like to ask about my husband’s sister. She is giving him trouble. She is working on her seventh husband. She is probably a troubled soul — trouble follows her everywhere she goes. She is difficult and hard to get along with. She deserted her second family. She used to be quite beautiful.

FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS A CYNIC IN GREED, A BABY SOUL KING IN REJECTION. (A third Level Baby soul.)

SM: I would like to ask about my ninety year old father who is living with us. He fathered nine children; talks much; slender. He tortures me. He is senile. I would like to know if there is anything I can do to cope with the irritation.

THIS IS A FOURTH LEVEL BABY SOUL; MOSTLY LUNAR, SOME JOVIAL. THIS MAN IS A STOIC, [with a] CHIEF FEATURE OF IMPATIENCE. HE IS IN ACCEPTANCE.

SM: I would like to ask about my mother. She has a congenital heart condition and had nine children. She is a living miracle. I would say she was a Warrior in Acceptance.

THIS LADY WAS A FOURTH LEVEL YOUNG WARRIOR IN ACCEPTANCE. SHE WAS MOSTLY MERCURIAL, SOME SATURNINE, WITH A CHIEF FEATURE OF MARTYRDOM. THIS LADY WAS A PRAGMATIST.

JH: I would like to ask about flying saucers and a book I’ve read about them. Are these creatures from Soleal’s planet?

[They are] FROM OTHER WORLDS. SOLEAL’S WORLD HAS NOT BEEN INTO EXPLORATION AS MUCH AS OTHERS. THEY ARE INTERESTED NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF THE ASTRAL CONTACT.

JH: The book says that people have come upon very short men with luminous uniforms, packs on their chests with hoses connecting, outside the space craft doing repair work on the space craft. What about the heat that was felt?

MOST INTERSTELLAR SPACECRAFT ARE WELL PROTECTED, AND ALL OF THE LANDING CRAFT ARE MAGNETICALLY SHIELDED FROM WITHIN. THIS IS IMPENETRABLE AND DOES PRODUCE SOME HEAT. THE EFFECT WOULD BE FELT BY [any]ONE VENTURING TOO CLOSE, UNTIL THE VEHICLE WAS DECOMMISSIONED [turned off].

JH: Will Soleal come within four months?

YES, PERHAPS JULY OR AUGUST. SOME CREATURES HAVE DIFFICULTY BREATHING ON YOUR PLANET BECAUSE OF DIFFERENCES IN ATMOSPHERIC CONSTITUENTS: NOT SO WITH SOLEAL’S PEOPLE. THEY WILL NOT EXPERIENCE ANY DIFFICULTY AT SEA LEVEL.

JH: Are other planet people using the moon as a base station, as a stopping off point, as I read about astronaut Edgar Mitchell seeing footprints up there? During the moon series, the government repressed the photographs which showed objects on the moon including dome shapes and a Maltese cross.

IT HAS BEEN USED FOR OBSERVATIONS. SOME ARE FASCINATED BY YOUR STRIFE, BUT MOST ARE INTERESTED IN MARS.

Why Mars? Mining?

THAT IS VALID. THEY ARE MORE ECOLOGY-MINDED THAN YOU ARE. THERE IS OIL, YES.



 

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