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 November 20, 1974



Oakland

[Words deleted.] Afterwards we met at the [deleted] for a session with Michael.

We first asked for verification on the SRG on _____. We felt he was an early Old Scholar, in Growth or Acceptance, an Idealist in the Intellectual part of Moving Center, in the Observation Mode, with Impatience as a Chief Feature; Bodytype possibly Mercurial / Jovial.

THIS IS A SECOND LEVEL OLD SCHOLAR IN THE OBSERVATION MODE, IN ACCEPTANCE, IN THE INTELLECTUAL PART OF MOVING CENTER; YES, AN IDEALIST; YES, WITH MUCH VANITY, BUT MORE IMPATIENCE; COULD BE A SEEKER IF HE SO DESIRES; MOSTLY MERCURIAL, SOME JOVIAL.

_____ asked the purpose behind extraterrestrial exploration.

THEIR PURPOSES ARE LEGION. SOME WORLDS ARE CROWDED, SOME CARE ONLY FOR EXPLORATION. OTHERS, SUCH AS THE WORLD WHERE OUR STUDENT (Soleal) LIVES, CARE ONLY FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH. THERE IS MUCH CURIOSITY THROUGHOUT THIS GALAXY — CURIOSITY SUCH AS THE KIND THAT CREATURES OF REASON ON THIS WORLD EXHIBIT WHEN THEY TRY TO BREAK FROM THE PRISON OF THIS WORLD.

PLEASE DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND US. MERE CURIOSITY COULD NOT, OF COURSE, ACCOUNT FOR SUCH AN EXPENDITURE, BUT MANY TIMES IT SERVES AS AN IMPETUS IN THAT MANY WORLDS EXPLOIT THEIR TECHNOLOGIC STRENGTH ON THE BASIS OF UNREQUITED CURIOSITY.

EXPLORATION HAS ALWAYS APPEALED TO CREATURES OF REASON. AS SOON AS THEY LEARNED TO CONQUER THEIR NATIVE ENVIRONMENT AND SUBDUE IT SUFFICIENTLY TO INSURE LONG RANGE SURVIVAL, THEIR THOUGHTS AUTOMATICALLY TURNED TO THE STARS. AS THEIR TECHNOLOGIC MIGHT INCREASED, THEIR HORIZONS BROADENED. WE BELIEVE THAT THE MAN BERTRAND RUSSELL HIT UPON A BASIC TRUTH WHEN HE DESCRIBED THE “UTTER TERROR OF COSMIC LONELINESS” THAT MAN FEELS WHEN HE CONTEMPLATES THE COSMOS. MAN IS NOT ALONE IN THIS. ALL CREATURES OF REASON EXPERIENCE IT. IT IS PART OF THE EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE, AND CANNOT BE AVOIDED. OUR STUDENT [Soleal] FEELS THAT THIS, PERHAPS, WILL RESULT IN A CULTURAL, AS WELL AS SPIRITUAL EXCHANGE, LEADING TO MUCH SPIRITUAL GROWTH ON BOTH WORLDS. THIS REMAINS TO BE SEEN.

CREATURES OF REASON, OF COURSE, RETAIN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PANDIMENSIONAL UNIVERSE WITHIN THEIR ESSENCES, AND AT A FAR DEEPER LEVEL THAN MOST, ARE IN CONTACT [with Essence] AND RESENT THE LIMITATIONS PLACED UPON THEM BY THE PHYSICAL PLANE — THE ULTIMATE SPEED LIMIT, THE ULTIMATE THIS AND THAT IMPEDES THEIR PROGRESS — AND EVENTUALLY THEY REBEL AGAINST THIS AND LITERALLY BURST FROM THEIR FINITE PRISON INTO THE PANDIMENSIONAL UNIVERSE.

THIS ULTIMATELY BRINGS THEM IN CONTACT WITH OTHER CIVILIZATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE FAR BENEATH THEM ON THE EVOLUTIONARY SCALE. MOST OF THEM, BY THE TIME THEY HAVE REACHED THE STAGE IN WHICH THEY CAN TRAVEL BETWEEN THE STARS, CAN DETECT THE READINESS ON A WORLD FOR CONTACT. MOST HAVE ADEPTS WHO KNOW THIS LONG BEFORE THE VENTURE IS UNDERTAKEN.

BUT YOU ARE QUITE CORRECT — THERE ARE WORLDS THAT HAVE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICALLY WITH NO PARALLEL SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT, AND THEY REPRESENT QUITE A SIZABLE NUMBER OF VISITORS TO THIS SECTOR OF THE SPIRAL ARM. THEY HAVE NO OTHER PURPOSE BEYOND EXPLORATION, AND CONTACT WITH THEM WOULD BE ARID, TO SAY THE LEAST.

_____’s aura was seen as green with blue overtones and we asked for verification.

_____ asked if the interstellar travelers on the causal plane are teachers. Information that seems discrepant could be biased because of the medium involved.

FIRST, WE SHOULD ASSURE YOU ALL THAT THE INTENTION OF TRAVELERS SPANNING THE VOID BETWEEN THE STARS MUST BE BENEVOLENT IN THE SENSE THAT MALIGNANCY OR MALEVOLENCY IS NOT POSSIBLE AT THOSE DISTANCES, AND AT THE COST, THEY SIMPLY CANNOT EXPEND THE NECESSARY ENERGY TO WAGE INTERSTELLAR WARFARE. AT LEAST AT THIS POINT NO ONE WITHIN EASY REACH OF YOU CAN, NOR WOULD THEY WISH TO.

YOU SEE, UNFORTUNATELY, YOUR WORLD IS NOT THE PARADISE YOU THINK IT IS. IT IS ALMOST EXPENDED AS FAR AS VALUABLE RESOURCES ARE CONCERNED. IN THE RACE FOR TOTAL “GUTTING” YOU HAVE ALMOST WON.

SECONDLY, YES, THERE ARE MANY ENTITIES ON THIS [mid causal] PLANE WHO ARE WORKING WITH GROUPS AND WITH SINGLE SOULS, ON THIS AND MANY NEAR WORLDS. YOU ARE NOT UNIQUE IN THIS, AND YOU ARE QUITE RIGHT, THE INDIVIDUAL BIAS THROUGH WHICH WE COME [mediumship] DOES DISTORT THE WORDS SOMEWHAT, IN SOME CASES BEYOND VERIFICATION. WE CHOOSE ON THE BASIS OF DESIRE AND ABILITY TO SERVE AS A TRANSMITTER. THIS DOES NOT ALWAYS PROVE SUCCESSFUL, AND THE ONLY POSITIVE FEATURE ARISING FROM THIS IS THAT THE RESULTING DISTORTIONS ARE READILY DISCERNED AND DISCARDED. THOSE WHO PERPETRATE THEM ARE QUITE QUICKLY BRANDED AS “CRACKPOTS” AND FORGOTTEN. THOSE WHO MAKE THE MOST UNBIASED TRANSMITTER-RECEIVERS ARE THOSE WITH THE MOST NEUTRAL OVERLEAVES. UNFORTUNATELY, THESE ARE ALSO THE ONES WHO NORMALLY RESIST THEIR INTUITION THE LONGEST AND SOMETIMES NEVER SPAN THE CHASM.

THIS STUDENT HAS AN AURA THAT IS MOSTLY BLUE, BUT WITH GREEN OVERTONES.

Could Michael give us some of _____’s Agreements on the astral plane?

THIS STUDENT HAS ELECTED TO REACH A LARGE NUMBER OF SOULS WITH WHAT HE DISCERNS AS THE LOGOS. THIS TO US REPRESENTS A GOOD BEGINNING, ALTHOUGH ON THE SURFACE THIS MAY SEEM TO BE A COMMERCIAL VENTURE, THE OBSERVATIONS ARE AT A DEEPER LEVEL, AND THE ESSENCE HERE HAS MORE INFLUENCE THAN YOU WOULD THINK. ALTHOUGH HE IS STILL QUITE “ASLEEP” [a Gurdjieff term for those not fully in contact with Essence], HE DOES FOLLOW MANY INTUITIVE DRIVES.

_____ asked about past lives. He has an attraction to the American Indians, and wondered if he had lived in this capacity before.

WE WOULD ALSO TELL YOU THAT THIS STUDENT ALSO HAS HEARD THE WORDS BEFORE, FOUR TIMES IN FACT — AT THE FEET OF LAO TSU, SRI KRISHNA, SIDDHARTHA GUATAMA, AND THE MAN JESUS, AS WELL AS FROM SOCRATES AND MOHAMMED. HE DID NOT CHOOSE TO LISTEN. HE MAY CHOOSE TO THIS TIME.

YES, THE STUDENT _____ HAS LIVED BEFORE IN THE NEW WORLD BUT ON THE YUCATAN PENINSULA, NOT ON THE MAINLAND, IN THE EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, AND BEFORE THAT AT THE AGE OF THE EXPLORATIONS OF THE MAN CORTEZ.

_____ asked what must we do to become awake.

WE HAVE OF COURSE OUTLINED TO THIS CADRE THE STEPS THAT THEY MUST TAKE IF THEY ARE TO EVER BECOME SUFFICIENTLY AWAKE TO HEAR THE WORDS. WE HAVE TOLD THEM OF THE HIGHEST TRUTH, WHICH IS AGAPE, WHICH IS THE UNQUALIFIED ACCEPTANCE OF OTHER CREATURES AS THE GREATER PART OF SELF. WE HAVE GIVEN THEM THE TOOLS FOR ATTAINMENT OF THIS STATE, WHICH ARE YES, MEDITATION, CONCENTRATION, FASTING, AND STUDY. WE HAVE ENDEAVORED TO WARN THEM, OR RATHER APPRISE THEM, OF THE PITFALLS THEY MAY ENCOUNTER ON THE PATH. WE HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT THEY SIMPLIFY THEIR LIVES, THAT THEY MAY FREE THE NECESSARY ENERGIES FOR PURSUIT OF THIS OBJECTIVE. WE WOULD GIVE YOU THE SAME ADVICE. IT CANNOT CHANGE. THIS IS AS WE HAVE SAID MANY TIMES, THE SHORTEST PATH OF WHICH WE ARE AWARE. THE MOST PENETRATING BARRIERS ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE ARE THE “I CANNOT” BELIEF SYSTEMS THAT STAND IN THE WAY OF SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION. THE EASIEST WAY WE KNOW OF TO BREAK THROUGH THESE BARRIERS IS TO ELIMINATE THE ALIENATION, THE FRUSTRATING ISOLATION THAT YOUR CULTURE NOW IMPOSES.

_____ heard from another medium that some aliens have been able to program all individuals on this planet, and monitor them, so that if our race is destroying the balance in this part of the universe, they (the aliens) will destroy us, not allowing us to do it.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE WOULD CLASSIFY THIS AS ALTRUISTIC WISHFUL THINKING. IN FACT, THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PLANET, HOWEVER PREMATURE, WOULD NOT THROW THE UNIVERSE OUT OF HARMONY. PREMATURE DESTRUCTION OF THE STAR ITSELF WOULD, BUT MINUTELY SO. THERE IS, OR RATHER ARE, RACES WITH THIS CAPABILITY, BUT NONE WITH THIS CLOUDED THINKING. THIS WOULD BE A DEVASTATING KARMIC RIBBON, WHICH NO CREATURE OF REASON WOULD KNOWINGLY TAKE UPON HIMSELF. THE CAPABILITY FOR THIS IS OF COURSE WELL WITHIN THE REACH OF YOUR OWN SCIENTISTS. THE “ANNIHILATION” WOULD NOT TAKE MUCH EFFORT AT ALL, BUT THIS TYPE OF THINKING IS THE RESULT OF EXTREMELY HARSH OVERLEAVES, AND ON ALL THE WORLDS WE KNOW INTIMATELY, THIS IS SCREENED FROM THOSE VENTURING INTO INTERSTELLAR SPACE — EVEN BY THOSE WORLDS EXPLORING PURE TECHNOLOGICALLY. THEY OF COURSE CALL IT PSYCHOLOGICAL SCREENING, BUT AS THE MAN WILLIAM [Shakespeare] ONCE SAID, “A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME [is still a rose]”, ETC.

_____ asked if his painting was for him a form of concentration.

OH, VERY DEFINITELY, AS IS SOME VIGOROUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR MOVING CENTERED INDIVIDUALS; SWINGING IS FOR _____. MANY MUNDANE CHORES ALSO CAN BE EMPLOYED TO KEEP THE BODY BUSY WHILE THE ESSENCE AWAKES AND CONCENTRATES.

Could watching television be a form of concentration to some?

IT CAN VERY WELL BE SO FOR SOME INDIVIDUALS, YES — ANYTHING THAT DISTRACTS THE PERSONALITY, FOR THIS IS WHAT A MANTRA DOES.

Is prayer a form of concentration?

PRAYERS, OF COURSE, ARE NOTHING MORE THAN THE PERSONALITY’S PETITIONING THE ESSENCE TO COME TO THE RESCUE. SOME DO COME FROM THE EMOTIONAL CENTER, BUT ORGANIZED PRAYER, SUCH AS THAT PROMULGATED BY ROME, IS PURELY INTELLECTUAL.

A question was asked here about a mineral common on our planet which Soleal’s world uses to obtain energy. _____ asked if this mineral could be used as an explosive, like to blow up the world. Could it be used for that?

WE WOULD NOT GO THAT FAR, BUT RECOMMEND IT AS A CHEAP, EASY SOURCE OF FUEL.

 

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