people were present. The meeting began
with a discussion of business.
_____ is having difficulty filing
incorporation papers, as a name for
the group is needed first. The name
[deleted] was suggested, motion
made, seconded and passed. We also
discussed dues, officer’s roles,
board of directors, etc.
asked for the Overleaves of a friend,
______. She felt he had been
the Rabbi she had been married to in a
previous lifetime, and there
was some type of tie between them: Mature
IS A SIXTH LEVEL MATURE SAGE IN
ACCEPTANCE, YES, STUBBORN, AND IN THE
CAUTION MODE, A SPIRITUALIST IN THE
EMOTIONAL PART OF MOVING CENTER.
YES, THIS FRAGMENT HAS BEEN A PART OF YOUR
SEQUENCES BEFORE, MANY
TIMES. HE IS A FRAGMENT OF YOUR ORIGINAL
ENTITY, AND YES, YOU WERE
MARRIED TO HIM WHEN HE WAS A RABBI. THERE
ARE NO RIBBONS BETWEEN YOU.
THIS MAN IS MOSTLY LUNAR, SOME JOVIAL.
described an experience she had had during
the past week with Soleal
in the trance state.
asked if fear is a part of the Caution
OF YOUR EXPERIENCES WILL VARY TREMENDOUSLY
OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL
MONTHS, MUCH ACCORDING TO THE MODE OF
APPROACH BY WHICH YOU LIVE.
NATURALLY, THOSE IN CAUTION OR REPRESSION,
AND OF COURSE THOSE IN
OBSERVATION, WILL CONTINUE ‘TO PUT A
DISTANCE BETWEEN THEMSELVES
AND THE EXPERIENCE. THOSE IN PASSION WILL
PERHAPS EXPERIENCE MORE,
SOONER THAN THE OTHERS, BUT SOONER OR
LATER STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO
WORK THROUGH THE BARRIERS. AT THIS MOMENT
IT IS A TEMPTATION FOR SOME
STUDENTS TO DISCREDIT THE EXPERIENCES OF
THOSE STUDENTS, WITHOUT
TAKING THE DIFFERENCE IN OVERLEAVES INTO
CONSIDERATION. THIS IS
GREATLY IN ERROR, FOR NO ONE STUDENT IN
THIS CADRE IS NOW GUILTY OF
COMPLETELY MANUFACTURING AN EXPERIENCE FOR
THE BENEFIT OF THE OTHER
STUDENTS. IT IS SIMPLY THAT THOSE STUDENTS
WHO ARE EMOTIONALLY
CENTERED OR IN THE PASSION MODE WILL TEND
TO HAVE A FAR MORE
“INTENSE” EXPERIENCE. SEVERAL OF THE OTHER
STUDENTS HAVE HAD
SIMILAR EXPERIENCES WHICH WERE OBSERVED
MATTER OF FACTLY AND NOT
SHARED, BUT NEVERTHELESS, WERE
EXPERIENCES. CAUTION COULD, OF COURSE,
BE INTERPRETED AS FEAR, YES, BUT IT IS SO
MUCH SIMPLY THE FEAR OF
RISK-TAKING RATHER THAN WHAT MOST THINK OF
AS FEAR, THAT IT IS
DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT. MOST SOULS IN
CAUTION ARE NOT TRULY FRIGHTENED
commented that he would like to contact
Don Juan through A’s ring.
Some people believe he (Don Juan) is made
up — fiction.
asked about using John Lilly’s and Robert
together to have an out-of-body
experience. Some in the group have
had “accidental” out-of-body experiences
and are interested in
trying to use techniques in controlling
the experiences by an act of
MOST VALUABLE TECHNIQUE WE KNOW OF IS TO
CONSCIOUSLY TURN THE
“ACCIDENT” INTO A DIRECTED VOYAGE. AS SOON
AS YOU REALIZE THAT
YOU HAVE LEFT THE PHYSICAL PLANE, BEGIN TO
VISUALIZE WHERE YOU WISH
TO GO, AND PUT YOUR POWERS OF
CONCENTRATION INTO PLAY. IT WOULD BE
INTERESTING TO MONITOR THESE TRIPS WITH A
RECORD MADE IMMEDIATELY
UPON RETURN. BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR IMAGERY.
VISUALIZE THE INTENDED
TARGET CAREFULLY. DEVELOP AN EYE FOR
DETAIL. THIS SPELLS SUCCESS.
TECHNIQUE OF HOLDING UP YOUR HAND IS A
GOOD ONE FOR GETTING YOUR
BEARINGS AND DETERMINING THE QUALITATIVE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASTRAL
TRAVEL AND ORDINARY DREAMING. THIS
TECHNIQUE WAS SUGGESTED BY DON
JUAN, BUT OTHERS HAVE USED IT
SUCCESSFULLY. MONROE’S TECHNIQUES ARE
EXCELLENT FOR DIRECTING YOUR SELF OUT OF
THE BODY. THE MAN JOHN
(Lilly) HAS TECHNIQUES FOR DIRECTING THE
VOYAGE THAT ARE SOMETIMES
SUCCESSFUL, BUT TRY THE SIMPLE TECHNIQUE
FIRST UNTIL YOU ARE
ACCUSTOMED TO THIS EXPERIENCE.
asked if it were necessary to have someone
with us on the physical
plane when an attempt of this sort was
IS NOT NECESSARY UNLESS YOU ARE IN AN
UNPROTECTED ENVIRONMENT WHERE
THERE MIGHT BE PHYSICAL DANGER.
told us he is taking a course from
Transcendental Meditation, and
would like a comment from Michael about
anything he could do prior to
the experience that would help him.
TO THIS, FASTING WOULD HELP, YES, FOR AT
LEAST TWELVE HOURS. ALSO, A
BRISK WALK AND OPENNESS. THIS IS A HIGHLY
SUCCESSFUL FORM OF
MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS AND WORKS MOST OF
asked about Centering, and what force
makes one achieve balance.
ACHIEVEMENT OF BALANCE IS AN ACT OF WILL.
THE FORCE BEHIND IT IS THE
COMBINED ENERGIES OF THE TRUE “CENTER OF
GRAVITY” [a Gurdjieff
term] WITHIN YOU. YOU ALWAYS HAVE THIS
ENERGY, BUT NORMALLY YOU ALLOW
IT TO DISSIPATE UNUSED. WHEN YOU WORK
TOWARD BALANCE, YOU LEARN TO
CONSERVE THIS ENERGY AND DIVERT IT INTO
THE WORK. THIS ENERGY DOES
NOT RUN OUT, BY THE WAY. IT IS PART OF THE
NEUTRAL UNIVERSAL FLOW AND
IS INFINITE. YOU MUST LEARN TO TAP IT,
HOWEVER. YOUR CENTERS OF
GRAVITY ARE NOW TOP HEAVY, OR OFF TRUE
CENTER. WHEN YOU GO TO BALANCE
IT IS CENTERED — ERGO, BALANCED; NOT VERY
MYSTICAL, BUT FAR MORE
PRACTICAL. THERE IS NO LEAKAGE OF ENERGY
IN BALANCED MAN, AND ALL OF
THIS ENERGY CAN BE DIVERTED INTO THE
[spiritual] WORK — WHETHER
THIS BE MEDITATION, CONCENTRATION OR
STUDY. THE TRAP INTO WHICH MOST
FALL IS SIMPLY A CONTINUATION OF HABIT
PATTERNS PICKED UP EARLY IN
LIFE. THIS HAPPENS IN PART BECAUSE OF THE
MODELS THAT AN ADOLESCENT
OBSERVES. THERE IS BENEATH THAT A CHOSEN
DIRECTION OF FLOW, BUT
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS CAN BE OVERRIDDEN
EASILY BY THE INFLUENCES; FOR
INSTANCE: A HYSTERICAL PARENT, A PARENT
WITH SERIOUS DISSEMBLANCE, A
PARENT WHO IS UNDULY STERN. THE DIRECTION
THEN TAKES A REACTIVE TURN
AND THE TRAP IS EXCHANGED FOR ANOTHER.
WITH STUDENTS THEN, THERE IS
ANOTHER PITFALL. THEY BEGIN TO GO TOWARD
BALANCE, FIND NEW
EXPERIENCES, AND MAKE A SUBLIMINAL CHOICE
TO STAY THERE BECAUSE IT IS
A RICHER EXPERIENCE. THIS IS AS IN THE
CASE OF JOHANNE (Bach).
shared her experience about her separation
from her husband _____.
She asked if _____ was heading toward the
teaching for the first
time. She shared some material that had
been received on Sunday, and
asked if _____ had gone past what Michael
had said Sunday.
SPOKE BEFORE OF THE DICHOTOMY IN THIS
MAN’S PSYCHE. THIS IS PERHAPS
THE MOST STARTLING EXAMPLE OF HIS
AMBIVALENCE. THIS OF COURSE COMES
FROM THAT WHICH WOULD SEEK IN THIS MAN.
THE MID CYCLE MATURE SOUL IS
“RIPE” FOR THE TEACHING, BUT
UNFORTUNATELY, IN TOO MANY THERE IS
THE CONSTANT CONFLICT OF INTERESTS BROUGHT
ON BY THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF
THE WORLD. THE CONFLICTS HE IS NOW
EXPERIENCING ARE NOT UNUSUAL. IT
IS STILL POSSIBLE THAT HE WILL RESOLVE
WITHIN HIMSELF AND THEN SEEK.
THIS ALSO MEANS THAT HE MUST NOT BURN THE
BRIDGES BETWEEN HIS
OPTIONS; LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN IS THE BEST
SOLUTION FOR HIM, AND AT
MANY LEVELS HE KNOWS THIS.
asked if _____’s Essence Twin was ______.
MAN IS NOT THE ESSENCE TWIN OF THE MAN
_____. THE ESSENCE TWIN OF THE
MAN _____ IS A FOURTH LEVEL MATURE
asked about his affinity to animals — if
it has anything to do with
past lives, and his intense dislike of
birds. He described a bad
experience with crows when he was young.
HAVE TOLD THIS GROUP ONCE THAT MOST OLDER
SOULS DO FIND COMFORT AND
DO HAVE AFFINITIES FOR OTHER CREATURES.
MOST OLDER SOULS INSPIRE
CONFIDENCE IN THE ANIMALS, AND THE ANIMALS
RESPOND QUITE NATURALLY TO
THIS. SOME OLDER SOULS EVEN FIND THIS
AFFINITY EXTENDS TO WILD AND
FEARFUL ANIMALS. SEVERAL IN THIS GROUP
HAVE DEMONSTRATED THIS. ANY
BAD EXPERIENCE WITH ANIMALS AT AN EARLY
AGE WILL CAUSE SOME
ABHORRENCE. THIS IS CLEARLY WHAT HAS
HAPPENED HERE. THE OLDER SOUL
DOES NOT GENERALLY EXTEND BEYOND THE
OFFENDING SPECIES, NOR DOES IT
REACH THE PHOBIC STAGE, AS IN THE CASE OF
PRIMARY EXPERIENCES DATING
BACK TO PREVIOUS LIVES.
asked if other Overleaves, aside from
Goals, contain the poles
(positive and negative) found in Goals.
HAVE TOLD YOU THAT THERE IS YIN AND YANG
IN EVERYTHING — POLARITY
IF YOU WILL. THEREFORE, YES.
asked Michael about other Agreements he
made on the astral plane,
besides the two mentioned before.
MAKE ALL SEQUENTIAL AGREEMENTS DURING THE
ASTRAL INTERVAL. THIS
PERTAINS TO ALL OF THE PHYSICAL LIVES. NO,
THOSE TWO ARE NOT THE ONLY
ONES THAT YOU MADE. YOU COMPLETED THREE
SEQUENCES BEFORE COMING TO
THIS COUNTRY. YOU HAVE MET WITH TWO
SEQUENTIAL PARTNERS HERE IN THIS
COUNTRY AND WILL MEET WITH ANOTHER.
SEQUENCES HAVE TO DO WITH THE COMPLETION
OF MONADS AND ARE AGREED
UPON TO FACILITATE THIS COMPLETION IN
BASICALLY SHORT PERIODS OF
TIME. HOWEVER, THERE ARE SOME SEQUENCES
THAT INVOLVE THE ENTIRE
DURATION OF THE PHYSICAL LIFE AND REQUIRE
THAT THE SEQUENTIAL
PARTNERS STAY WITH EACH OTHER OR IN
CONTACT THROUGHOUT. USUALLY THESE
LATTER AGREEMENTS INVOLVE BEING CLOSE
RELATIVES SUCH AS BROTHERS OR
SISTERS, PARENTS AND CHILDREN, ET CETERA.
asked if the two Sequences he had already
experienced had been in the
time period between 1957 and 1958, and in
LATTER PERIOD, YES. THAT SEQUENCE IS NOT
ENTIRELY RESOLVED. THE
FORMER DEFINITELY WAS SEQUENTIAL.
asked about his work recently in trying to
get into the moving center
by using hobbies. He is trapped in the
Intellectual Center, and by
using the hobbies is trying to balance
THIS IS A GOOD ATTEMPT ON YOUR PART AND
COULD BE SUCCESSFUL IF
told us of an experience he had had during
meditation, where he saw a
clear picture of the back of a man, close
up, then far away. He asked
if this had been Don Juan.
IMAGERY CONCERNS A FRAGMENT OF YOUR
ENTITY. THERE ARE ONLY SEVEN
FRAGMENTS OF THIS ENTITY STILL ON THE
PHYSICAL PLANE, AND THERE IS A
TREMENDOUS DRIVE ON THE PART OF THE
REMAINING FRAGMENTS TO REUNITE.
THIS WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, AND SOON THE IMAGE
WILL BECOME CLEARER AND
LAST LONGER. THEN YOU WILL HAVE SOME
RECOGNITION. THIS FRAGMENT WILL
ALSO BE KNOWN TO _____. IT IS NOT DON
new student (didn’t write down his name,
sorry!) in the group asked
a question about imagery he had during
meditation. He saw a little
blue man inside a little flower, inside a
pond, which was in the
center of a temple made of stone columns.
Who or what was this? He
told him to go away.
TYPE OF IMAGERY IS QUITE COMMON IN
MEDITATION. IT IS USUALLY THE
PERSONALITY’S ATTEMPT TO DISTRACT FROM THE
MEDITATION BY PROVIDING
AN INTERESTING DIVERSION. MOST EASTERN
MEDITATIVE PATHS SUCH AS ZEN
WARN AGAINST THIS TYPE OF DISTRACTION,
SAYING TO THEIR STUDENTS TO
IGNORE ALL INTERFERENCES, EVEN IF ALL OF
THE BODDHISATVAS CAST COME
AND DANCE UPON THE PALM OF THEIR HAND. WE
WOULD NOT BE THAT STRONG.
WE COULD ONLY SAY THAT THIS IS A
DISTRACTION, AND APPRECIATE IT AS