A few days ago, a niece remarked that she would like to live in a community of like minded believers away from the corruption and perversions we find so abhoring within our local communities today.
I remarked that this fundamental desire was the driving desire of early Utah Mormons when they set up communal orders, communities like Brigham City and others. They were founded upon the principle of uniting economically as well as spiritually in communities of “refuge from the world”. I told her it was these very principles that first attracted me to understand and study more of the fundamental beliefs of Mormonism and that surprisingly caused me to be found out of favor, harmony and communication within the present day church leadership.
This presented her the opportunity to ask me what I believed about religion and to which I subscribed, if any today.
I told her I see a big difference between religion and a relationship with God. A relationship is something personal.
While we might hope or expect our religious institutions should lead us to develop spirituality. Association with a religion, membership and the discipline of going to church no more insures one develops spiritual abilities than going to a garage insures one develops mechanical skill.
In daily use and within the normal context of a religious discussion, spirituality has a narrow meaning. Among the religious, spirituality refers to abilities to communicate with God or sense a presence of God. Spirituality is much more than that.
Only spirituality provides a relationship with God for God does not speak to us through the physical senses as a physical person speaks. God communicates through our inner “spiritual” senses using innate spiritual abilities within our nature.
In actuality, Spirituality refers to a part of our nature that hears without using the five physical senses. We have personal characteristics or qualities that are not based on physical interaction with physical persons, places or things. Spirituality infers one has a nature beyond physical interaction.
We all have abilities to sense or receive communications using non-physical inner senses. We experience them as creative and inspiring thoughts. Spiritual sensings can be heard within the mind internally as “self talk” at the same time it is felt within the emotions.
Spiritual sensing manifests in our physical actions and lives. Fact is; we are all spiritual and it is within our spiritual nature or mind that we actually live our physical lives. It is our spiritual nature that experiences the “subjective qualities” of physical experience.
Desire is NOT a physical attribute, it is one of our spiritual attributes. Desire, like beauty, is found within the mind of the beholder. In the same sense that we may refer to an exciting close-scoring football game as “spirited”, the thrill and excitement of a spiritually sensed communication is also “spirited”. In both instances, the spirit of both events are consciously sensed and registered in the mind while the quality of our experience is felt emotionally. In this sense, an exciting football game is as much a spiritual experience as communion with God. In actuality, spirituality is a characteristic of the minds consciousness. Our non-physical senses provide awareness or consciousness without or prior to stimulation of the physical senses.
The invocation of spiritual consciousness
There is a spiritual law of attraction: like attracts that which is like unto it. Jesus spoke of it as seek and ye shall find, ask and you shall receive. Our interests and desires like fervent prayer attract non-physical ideas and concepts as thoughts that can be both heard and felt. Thoughts are spiritual sensings attracted by desire for its awareness.
Sometimes our desire directed attentions attracts memories of physical events that give context to the meanings we become conscious of. Sometimes our thoughts have no memory to reflect upon and appear as completely new inspiration and creative insight. Sometimes, as with personal relationships, we are attracted to and in turn attract personal relationships that we desire to give attention.
Our spiritual natures attract personality relationships when such are desired, just as much they attract ideas we desire to think and know. This is just as true whether we’re attracting a personality to become our marriage partner or we desire to attract a relationship with the personality of God. Our spiritual natures attract and place us within relationship to the kind of ideas and personalities we desire to know and experience.
Through our spirituality we experience consciousness. We can be conscious of other consciousnesses and personalities whether they are physical or not, and a spiritual person is as discriminating in forming spiritual relationships as in forming physical relationships.
Our nature and our personal desires determine what we attract spiritually. As we only give attention to that which bears upon what we value by nature, so it is with all spiritual sensing. We spiritually sense no more than what we desire to sense and experience just as we sense no more that what we desire to sense through the five physical senses.
We spiritually attract only that which our nature endows us a desire to give attention.
So, when we talk of spirituality as being one with the holy essence, being and personality of God. Such spirituality occurs only if the personality of God is the center of attraction and desire in one’s life. Since we attract only what we desire to give our attention to, one should only expect to experience God in religious practice to the extent that such practice develops or cultivates a desire to relate to God and focuses attention of the practitioner upon such non-physical sensing where such a relationship is experienced.
Shrines of God, or church
I have experienced spiritual relationship with God in congregations that predominately promote praise and worship in their religious practice, but most commonly I experience such in personal discussions, meditations, contemplative reading and in my writings upon such.
In actuality, the essence, being, and personality of God is seen in everything around us and can be communed with at any moment we care to give attention to such communion. One rarely finds this communion in a church where other things are focused upon. A spiritual person must usually go outside of a church to find godly communion unless the organization focuses upon communion opportunities rather than condemnation of sin, judgement and need for church attendance, tithes and community service offerings to avoid a hell or lost blessing.
God in relationship
Being “one” with God refers to being of like-mind with God, his essence, his personality and his distinguishing characteristics. Being one entails we understand and identify with the reality of his being and the far reaching extents of his domain; a comprehension of the spiritual realm that he and we actually dwell and abide within; a domain that transcends the physical material reality we call the world; the true reality within which the whole of our individual unique personality has its’ being.
I wish I could have told her, I had come to be a part of a physical community of like-minded believers; that such was a part of my life. It is a desire worthy of pursuit and was once a pursuit of mine. While the desire is still within me, I however stopped pursuit when I found most communities I investigated appeared to lack the essentials of faith and belief in their communities.
The few I investigated appeared more fixed on a belief that they were required to endure hardship in this life; that they would find a greater reward in the next for their efforts. I found mostly hardship and suffering and most were simply not acceptable. I did not believe the idea that we are expected to endure hardship to the end of our physical lives to then find peace and happiness. I had discovered, seen and believed:
John 10:10 (KJV) I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Or as the amplified version says: John 10:10 (AMP) I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
I had discovered that we receive all that is praiseworthy and of good report according to our desires and a good life according to our faith as:
1 John 5:4 (KJV) For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
And so, having found myself separated from the religion that brought me to seek God and his truths. Having found the path to a fulfilling life by faith, I found myself outside of that very church for listening to the truths I found and following where I felt a very definite guiding hand. In essence I was excommunicated for finding the greatest pearls of my life; insight into the kind of relationship God desires, honors and upholds. Faith in the power of belief, and faith specifically in the belief that God is a rewarder are the essential keys attested to by the scriptures I believed he inspired and lead me to.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
The fact is, there are communities of like-minded believers trying to achieve a harmony and spirit of cooperation. Some exist. Some do hold in common, strong faith founded upon like-minded empowering beliefs. There are those that do find success and peace within their communities.
I however had become fascinated with understanding Faith and its application in creating the experiences of an abundant life. In pursuit of this desire, I was to find personal relationship much closer to me than any god the religions had described.
Thus began my search for understanding Belief and it’s relationship to Reality. A quest to understand the psychology of belief and truth, the truth which empowers one to experience an abundant life became my passion . I was to learn how the truths we accept as beliefs create the experiences we call Personal Reality and how to affect the quality of experienced reality.
I was to discover that “True Reality” is a reality of the spirit, the reality within our minds, the mind of God within us. In this reality the physical material universe is formed and it is NOT the other way around. In actuality, the physical material universe is formed within the mind of God by a consciousness of God which is within all that is. The mind and consciousness of God holds within it consciousness of all that is, and each of the individual physical realities you and I experience consciously.
I was to learn it is by our cooperation and integration with this inner consciousness that we individually affect our known reality according to the beliefs we’ve acquired of it. I was to learn of the reality wherein the following scripture is understood and how we are empowered by acquiring a belief in it:
Matthew 17:18-20 (KJV)
18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Consciousness did not emerge from matter. Matter is formed by the consciousness within your being. That consciousness transcends the boundaries of matter, time and space and is within all that is. The consciousness within all that is creates according to our individual and unique conscious beliefs about reality.
The consciousness within all that is permits each of us to create and individually experience a heaven or hell according to our beliefs. There is a Kingdom of our God within us, and it can be consciously experienced by us as our conscious selves are inspired by it. To the degree we adopt and believe the inspirations of this inner consciousness, or “Holy Spirit”, if you prefer, we experience heaven or hell. Truths are revealed by a spirit of truth sometimes identified in scripture as the “Mind of Christ”, a kingdom within our mind and hearts as these next scriptures reveal:
Luke 17:21 (KJV)
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
1 Corinthians 2:16 (KJV) 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Jeremiah 31:31,33-34 (KJV)
31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: … 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD …
Psalm 37:31 (NASB) The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.
In the creation of the individual consciousness we know of as our individual selves, we’ve been given freedom and endowed with a free will. We have the reigns. We choose what we give our attention to and where we direct our focus. In choosing the directions of our attention, we set ourselves upon individual paths that eventually results in unique intellectual conclusions decided true of reality, adopted as belief then experienced as reflected reality. In each each of our unique expressions, all that is finds increase and fulfilling value expression.
We choose our paths according to what we already believe, what we desire and what we believe possible. Ultimately, the consciousness within us, God if you will, creates everything within our individual and personal reality. It is created according to what we believe and expect of the reality were affecting. In this, the all of all that is expands with a variety of value fulfilling characteristics and personalities. Our God is NOT dead but eternally vibrant and flowing with expression unending as greater consciousness of All that Is gives to each individual consciousness the desires of its heart.
We, in him, live an eternal life, an infinity of vitality experiencing itself in value fulfilling expression. In this we see and know that God is the rewarder of all that delight themselves in him. In this we find a confidence knowing he hears us and knowing we have whatsoever we desire of him.
Psalm 37:4 (KJV) Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalm 37:4 (AMP) Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
Our Faith affects our material universe and our experience of an abundant life.
Just as our faith always follows and reflects our beliefs and expectations, so our faith is always reflected in our actions. The matter of our material universe always reflects what we believe and expect. Ie; what we believe and expect is always reflected in the matter of our material universe. We each form our own realities.
While most believe their beliefs reflect their reality. In actuality, Reality always reflects what is believed. Your beliefs of reality precede your experiences of it. It has always been so and will always be so, for matter does not create consciousness; belief and consciousness of belief creates the matter reflecting the belief. Were it NOT so, none of the scripture above holds any truth.
Now, to use one of Seth’s play on words: as the matter goes, it maters what we think of our experience with matter.
– Believe it to Realize it!
For additional reading on this subject I will next provide materials from one of Jane Robert’s earliest recorded ESP class sessions. This was only the second time Jane allowed Seth to speak through her to a group of students attending one of her classes. It was recorded March 12, 1968 in Jane’s New York state home. (The Early Class Sessions Vol. 1, pg. 11)
…Those who survive physical death are individuals, as they have always been. When communication is set up with those within your physical system, then indeed life meets life. You cannot understand nor intellectually grasp pure truth. It therefore must be given in terms that you can understand. In parables.
One part of the self is (underlined) pure truth. The other portions of the personality need translation and interpretation. They do not understand what they are. You exist in more dimensions than you know, and your own reality (voice quite a bit louder and stronger) transcends your understanding and transcends the limitations of your own intellectual knowledge … These truths must be understood intuitively … In quiet moments of your existence … you will know your part in creation … uniqueness, and your own individuality, for through your own individuality what you call God expresses himself and is known.
The energy that moves through the universe moves the muscles of your hand as you write … This is what you are after. You have it, but you do not realize the knowledge that you have. The person that you seek is here, but he is with you, and has never parted from you, and even though he continues his existence in another dimension you are not divided nor separated; and you will gain from his added development, for he will telepathically let you understand matters that you did not understand before. Now we shall let Ruburt take a break, or end the session … at his discretion … (About 9:58. The last few lines above refer to Andrea Bergere’s deceased son.)
Then quoting from the next session: The Early Class Sessions; ESP Class March 12, 1968
You form whatever reality that you know. You have always done this. The heaven and hell that you think of, this is your own experience, the consequences of your actions. There is in some distant, ultimate time, a returning to that from which you have come. But when you return to that from which you have come, when you return to what you think of as God, by then new creativity will have already begun, consciousness will evolve in new ways and there will be new challenges.
There is no end. This does not mean that there is no peace, for peace is within you now. If you would but realize it, it is within you. It is closer to you than breath. It is closer to you than your own pulse. It is as close to you as are. You are co-creators. What you call God is the sum of all consciousness and yet the whole is more than the sum of its parts. God is more than the sum of all personalities, and yet all personalities is what He is. There is constant creation, but peace is to be found in creation. There is a force within you that allows you to breathe. There is a force within you that knew how to grow you from a fetus to a grown adult. This force is part of the innate knowledge within all consciousness and it is a part of the God within you.
The responsibility for your life and your world is indeed yours. It has not been forced upon you by some outside agency. You form your own dreams and you form your own physical reality. I told Ruburt today that God has given you the greatest of all gifts and the most awesome. He has given you what you want. The world is what you want as individuals and as races. The world is what you are. You look at the state of the world and you find the physical materialization of the inner selves which have formed it. You look at nature and you find the joy that is within you that you have also formed outward. You look at the good and it is a reflection of the good that is within you, within each individual person, multiplied outward millions of times for each individual within the planet. And there is no man that hates but that hatred is reflected outward and made physical. And there is no man that loves but that that love is not reflected outward and made physical. …
I want you to realize that you as you understand yourselves to be, your individuality, is not changed by this. I have had this same personality with some minor changes throughout the ages, and you are stuck with yours as I am stuck with mine. All the abilities that I have now I have always had. And you have abilities that you are not using, you see, and the sooner you learn to use them the better it will be for you. I want you to realize that while I no longer inhabit your physical system, the human personality that is mine and thus has filled many physical forms, still exists. I am still learning. I still have work to do and you will still have work to do. You will set challenges for yourselves.
There is a short time between lives when you rest and when you take stock of what you have learned and where you are. But true peace is within you now. And if you do not realize it, it is not because peace does not exist. It is because you have closed yourselves off from peace, and joy springs out of peace. Joy cannot come from unease and dissatisfaction. You will not find peace after this unless you know peace within yourselves now. The kingdom of peace is not on some planet, not four blocks down and three blocks across, not a million light years away and miraculously will you find it. The kingdom of peace is within each of you now and if you realize this, then indeed you dwell in peace and from peace comes your security and confidence and joy. … Seth, The Early Class Sessions; ESP Class March 12, 1968
Then I’d like to share an account given by Helen Wambach Ph.D of an ESP class experience she participated in March 1973:
The class began with Jane discussing some of the material in the book that Seth was dictating at that time, The Nature of Personal Reality. Some group discussion began. When Jane speaks as Jane, her voice is light and rapid and she peers at you through thick-lensed glasses. Suddenly, Seth appeared. Her glasses were flung to the coffee table in front of her. Her head snapped up and her eyes flew open wide. I looked at the pupils of her eyes, and they seemed to be much larger and darker than before. Her posture was incredibly straight and she gave the impression of having put on twenty pounds in two seconds. When Seth came through Jane, one had the impression of a masculine character using the body of a feminine woman.
Seth looked around the room and began to speak. I was astonished at the change in Jane’s voice. Seth’s tones were deep and booming, and his pronunciation had an odd flavor to it. “It’s an accent of some kind,” I thought to myself `but what is it? Scandinavian, Indian?” I had never discovered what this accent is, but it is obviously present when Jane speaks as Seth. Jane talks in a rapid voice, but Seth speaks slowly and enunciates very carefully. There is a great variety in Seth’s voice tones as he emphasizes a point.
Seth began his portion of our class session with the following exercise he wanted all of us to participate in. “And for now I would like you all to do something,” he said, “Close your eyes or leave them open as you prefer, but I want you to sense within yourself the living that is happening within you. I want you to feel that energy that is your own life flowing vitally through you and to go along with it. It sings through your body and through your creaturehood. It may be difficult to listen to my voice and sense that livingness within you, but my voice can also serve as a vehicle to let you experience that subjective feeling that is unique with each of you.
“You plunged into creaturehood at your birth. It keeps your eyes open and your lips smiling as you look at me. It keeps your legs up upon the table; it keeps your eyes blinking, and it goes on within you all the time. It is the essence of your being. It keeps you alive. If you cannot trust that which keeps you alive, then what can you trust? It keeps your fingers wiggling. It is the unknowing knowing that rushes within you at every moment and you can trust it above all things. It is the unknowing knowledge of which you can also become aware, and it is your most intimate being. “It does not come from others. You will not find it in books, or concepts, or precepts. It comes from the intimate experiences of your own being. When you are alone, feel it. Go along with it joyfully, and say, `I give myself up to my life.’ With that attitude, all other things that you need to know will come to you.”
Seth’s voice saying these words had sent a strange feeling through my nervous system. His voice seemed to echo, not just in my ear, but in my entire body. Hearing Seth was a dynamically different experience compared to reading his words alone.
Seth disappeared, and Jane returned to her body. She blinked, reached for her glasses, leaned forward in her chair and asked a class member to describe what Seth had said. Jane is not conscious of Seth’s words when he is speaking through her, and must find out the contents of his remarks from the transcripts a class member makes from tapes of each session. It’s interesting to be asked by Jane what Seth had said. Seth’s words seem so beautifully phrased that it is quite difficult to express them in your own words. When Jane asked me to explain, I stumbled along trying to paraphrase Seth. In the middle of my explanation, Jane’s glasses flew off again. She sat bolt upright in the chair, and Seth’s voice boomed out, “That is not quite what I meant.”
Seth discussed the nature of beliefs and asked the class to look carefully at their belief systems. He asked the class to discuss some of their own beliefs. I mentioned a problem I have in dealing with money. I like money and the things that it buys, but I have the feeling that wealth means corruption. My political attitudes are basically left-wing, and I had learned to associate material goods with what I thought of as oppression of others.
As I was discussing this, Seth broke into the conversation. “All of you, as I will say in my present book – commercial – (Seth was referring to The Nature of Personal Reality which he was dictating to Rob through Jane. His humor here referred to the fact that this was a money making operation.) relate to problems of good and evil; the value judgments you place on such things as health, wealth, color, and race. Some of you consider poverty a sign of virtue and good,” he paused and looked directly at me. He went on, “So that when you look at someone who has money, you think he is not spiritually attuned; that there is something wrong with him, he must be taking advantage of someone else, he must be nasty, he must be a capitalist. You think of someone who is poor as being spiritual.”
Here Seth turned and stared into my eyes, “He may be stupid.” I laughed, because I thought Seth was indeed correct. Poor people expect to be poor, so they create that reality. Seth went on to say, however, that things are not quite as simple for each of us. “If you believe that your beliefs cause reality – and they do – what is your attitude towards the poor? Do you say “They caused that reality, too bad, that is their hard luck?” These are questions I want you to consider.”
One of the class members explained to Jane what Seth had said. Seth apparently felt this explanation was not adequate, and so he returned again. The transition from Jane to Seth was quite astonishing. Jane had been peering quite intently through her thick glasses at the class members and listening to the explanation. In a twinkling, the glasses came off, the body leaned back in the chair and the blue eyes flew wide open.
Seth spoke again. “In the vast reality of your being and in the joy of your existence, all of this is an aspect of your living, and sensation, and the knowledge of life that is within you.” He returned again to the husband and wife. Staring intently at them he said, “You have chosen this course for your own reasons. You have set up this situation and you yourselves know that it will be resolved. So you play games with yourselves, for it seems to you that you do not know the answers. If you examine your conscious mind, both of you, and your conscious beliefs, the resolution will become quite apparent.”
Seth then turned and swept the group with his eyes. There was a pause, but we all knew that Seth was there and not Jane. Seth resumed again, speaking more quietly this time. “If a life itself does not seems to provide enough excitement, then you will provide it through your living and learn from it and enjoy all of its ramifications. And so, in those terms, none of this is tragic. And it has served, and is serving, for all of you, purposes that you yourselves have set,” and he looked to the Wife, “and that you have set,” and he looked around the room. He looked smilingly at all of us.
The room was completely quiet as we listened intently to his words. “So the questions brought about this evening apply to all of you in your own way. You are creatures, yet there is a difference between you and the animals. … Some animals – almost, but not as much as you, feel the nature of their mortality. They come together with biological spirituality great in its depth of passion, and so do you.
From that sexuality of your own you can form great spiritual and biological frameworks of affirmation, and rise from those frameworks beyond the nature of what you think of as creaturehood, and that knowledge is within you. You have free will. So you can do as you wish. You can create endless splendor, or become lost in a maze. And even those mazes are creative, and from them you achieve new levels of creaturehood and morality and go beyond them. But you must each find your own way.” … “And your way, and your way, must be your own way.”
Shortly after this, the class broke up. People were smiling and laughing and there was an atmosphere of great friendliness in the room. This had certainly been the most unique class I had ever attended. Later Jane told me that Seth wished to speak to me. I thought that Seth would want to discuss my past life regression experiments, as I had talked to Jane in some detail about the work I was doing. Jane invited me to sit down with a cup of coffee and we began talking about hypnosis and reincarnation. After about three minutes of conversation, Jane’s coffee cup came down on the saucer with a distinct clink, her glasses came off and Seth sat there opposite me. I felt a sense of awe – a feeling that I tended to reject intellectually on the grounds that I was properly sophisticated as a psychologist. Nevertheless, that primitive awe did come to me and could not be denied.
Seth’s voice boomed out, and to my surprise, he began talking about the adolescent group home that I was running in Red Bank, New Jersey. He began by supporting my basic principles, which were to allow these young people as much freedom as possible within the confines of the group home. “You are right in assuming that these young people cannot express `proper behavior’ until they have had an opportunity to allow the negative feelings in their expression.” I explained to Seth that it was quite difficult to get the proper authorities to go along with my plan of allowing the young people to set up their own rules. Seth was sympathetic to my point of view, and said that this was a good way to provide the psychological elbowroom needed by these angry teenagers. Seth had a twinkle in his eye when he said, “Remember, Helen, you are not saving anyone. You have the idea that these young people are victims and it is up to you to save them.”
It was quite true that at some level I did think of myself as a ministering angel to poor battered children, an illusion which Seth was now destroying. Seth continued,
“Remember that each of these young people chose their own path.” I felt like arguing with the great master. “But they were battered and abused as small children, surely they couldn’t be responsible for that and the effect it had on them.” Seth responded, “Ah, but they chose their parents, they chose the lifestyles to experience in this incarnation.” Seth went on to give the names and backgrounds of several of the young people under my care. This was certainly astonishing, because Jane could not have known the names or the backgrounds of these girls. Seth made me understand that these young people had set problem lives for themselves in order to overcome past fears and resistances. “In a sense, they need you and they need the group home right now. But so do you need them as a part of your development. Remember, when you feel that you are the doctor administering to the patients, we are all seekers and we all learn from each other.”
I had expressed a lot of concern about one of my girls. I had a need to keep all of these girls in the home with me, to avoid having them return to mental hospitals or jails. Seth seemed to know this, and broke into my thoughts. “Diane will not come back to the home. She will be all right, but it is not necessary for you to devote so much concern to this one child. Focus your concern on the others.” Seth was right, it turned out later that Diane did not return to the group home.
Seth seemed so interested in the group home that he gave suggestions on how to arrange the physical layout. “You need to set aside one room – perhaps the dining room – as a place where physical exercise can be made available. These young people need to express bodily some of the anger, some of the powerful emotions that are charging through them. Give them an opportunity to do this through physical exercise.”
How did Seth know that such a room was available in my group home? And how did Seth know that Diane would not be returning? My experience with Seth was an eye opener in many ways. His knowledge of my work in Red Bank was definitely supernormal; Jane could not have known the details. But beyond that, the sense of awe I had in Seth’s presence, and the way in which is voice seemed to lift and charge my thoughts – widen my horizons – was something outside all of my experiences. I felt that I had found a guru. But Seth warns against gurus. As he had said that evening, “You will not find it in books, or concepts, or precepts; it does not come from others. It comes from the intimate experience of your own being.”
Was there a Seth level in me, in all of us, as there was in Jane? Jane’s Seth was such a marvelous teacher. Was this because Jane herself was an unusually bright, perceptive, and well educated woman? Surely this played a part in the richness of Seth’s vocabulary. No medium is merely a channel, but an active participant in the translation from the wider consciousness to the here-and-now world.
The experience of hearing Seth teach his ESP class is unforgettable. Fortunately, I have been able to hear almost all of the class sessions on tape, and they have deepened and enriched my life. Excerpts from New Realities Magazine, Vol. 1, No.1, March/April 1977
For those that can appreciate the ability to listen to audio while doing other things, I share a recording of the three ESP class sessions that followed these: