The Synthesis Test – Analysis, Part 1

The Synthesis Test – Analysis, Part 1

The success of this and numerous other tests depends to a large degree on the honesty and correct self-evaluation of the person taking it. An attempt has been made to word each question so there will be as little value judgment on the part of the reader as possible. For instance, if we asked: “Are you willing to help and love all your fellowmen?” even the most vile person might answer “Yes”. On the other hand, when we ask: “Do you pick up hitchhikers?” we receive a response that more clearly indicates the actual action of the person.

Unfortunately, no matter how carefully worded the question is, the test will still have a margin of error. It might help to have a friend review your answers and comment on them. When a person takes a test like this, he often tries to guess how the author wants the question answered and responds accordingly.

Let us take several examples: For instance, the person may have never picked up a hitchhiker in his life or only once ten years ago, but figures he’d pick up someone if they really needed it. The answer here should be “never”, for this is his true current attitude.

It is possible one may say he spends half of his free time in constructive activity, whereas it is only about ten percent. He may think he would listen to people who knock on his door, but in reality he does not–or maybe he did once five years ago. Remember that honesty is of prime importance here. A high or low score does not make one a better or lesser person than he really is.

A brief comment on the answers may be beneficial here. Not all of the questions will be repeated, so you may want to refer to the original.

Question One: Do you believe in God?

Even though many atheists are more advanced than believers in God, a true Synthesizer will always acknowledge a higher power.

Question Two: How do you look upon God?

The true Synthesizer does not look upon anything as being beyond his eventual comprehension, nor does he look upon God as an autocrat. He accepts the statement of Jesus as applying also to himself: “I and my Father are one.”

Question Three: How do you look upon Jesus Christ?

He does not look upon Jesus the man as the savior of the universe, for this is one world out of billions. He may view the Christ Consciousness as the savior of the universe and recognize that there are others like Christ on the other worlds. He believes it is possible for others to do “even Greater works” than Jesus did and that others can spiritually evolve to the “measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.”

Question Four: What do you think of the Bible? (a) is a definite feeling answer. It is amazing how many people believe that the King James version of the Bible is literally true all the way through. Even if the original manuscripts were exactly correct, it is obvious to any reasonable mind that there have been many distortions in translating among the various versions. One good example is the Greek word AION, which is translated as: “world”, “Eternal”, “Everlasting”, and “Forever”, but literally means an “age”, or in other words, a period of time with a beginning and an end. Thus, when the disciples asked Jesus: “What shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?” Matt 24:3, they were literally asking about the end of the age. Similarly, I Thessalonians 1:9, speaks of the wicked “who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord…” Literally we are told that they shall either be destroyed or discouraged in their activities at the end of the age. Nowhere in the Bible does it tell us that the wicked will be destroyed eternally.

There are hundreds of other examples that could be cited, but it should be obvious to all thinkers that mistranslations are human and humans have translated and compiled the Bible.

There could also be numerous errors from various changes wrought by scribes throughout history as they copied manuscripts.

(b) Many believe the Bible to be true as far as it is translated correctly. This is a more logical belief, but many of these people rely on feeling in examining the scriptures. They figure that if a scripture disagrees with their paradigm, then it is a mistranslation or error, and what they agree with they literally accept. The thinking person will accept the fact that the Bible was written by human beings and humans make mistakes. Also, some of the writings of the Bible were meant to be instructive and not necessarily literal historical fact. Then too, some of the allegorical history represents numerous historical parallels in the history of the human race. An enlightened person will discover that he can receive more accurate truth by listening to the God within than by interpreting the Bible literally.

(c) This is by far the most reasonable answer. No intuitive person will discount the fact that the Bible is a highly inspired book, but it must be interpreted with the aid of the Holy Spirit or the God within.

(d) Those who look upon the Bible as a myth may have quite logical minds, but anyone with a substantial degree of intuition will see that there is much truth in it.

Question Five: What do you think concerning religion?

Concerning the first response (a) to this question perhaps we should score this answer a minus fifty or hundred points instead of fifteen, for whoever subscribes to the philosophy of having a monopoly on truth is indeed under a major handicap. To escape the fetters of this ignorance, he must undergo a major catharsis and paradigm shift to reach an epiphany of new world of thought. Nevertheless, the score was kept at -15 because we must consider the handicap that these people are under. Many such persons have been born, bred and ingrained from birth in mesmeric fashion, to believe this premise. These self-satisfied people who know not the truth because they know not to even look, may become quite Synthetic if they can break out of their mold and discover the real world. Only the most Synthetic will be able to do this.

The problem is that this person does have some reason for his belief, for he realizes that two conflicting doctrines cannot both be right. Either one is wrong and one is right or they are both wrong. So far, so good. Then he reasons that God is working through his religion and therefore anything that conflicts with it or his authorities is wrong. This is where he makes his mistake. He forgets that he learned his doctrine from other people, who merely claim they know the mind of God. The Bible itself condemns those who lean on any authority except the Holy Spirit: “Thus saith the Lord: Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and SHALL NOT SEE WHEN GOOD COMETH… The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:5-6, 9.

We make flesh our arm when we allow a church, authority, or minister to govern our decisions. When this happens, we cannot see “when good cometh”. Many writings, contain good things that a person with this attitude cannot see. He also trusts in his heart and feelings, but the “heart is deceitful above all things”. This is verily true, for feelings can be the chains of Hell that bind us to a pole of ignorance.

This person needs to realize that God has inspired the inception of numerous religions geared to the thinking processes of people of various climes and ages and that he doesn’t limit himself to one little movement any more than he limits himself to one race of people. There are many things in his philosophy which may be true, but no one has all the truth, and he may be amazed to find that many of the doctrines of other religions that he fights against are similar to his own, but using different semantics. He will also discover that God may have given his religion a portion of the truth to present to the world, but divers portions were given to others and that if he puts them together (synthesis) he will see a complete whole that will expand his consciousness.

It is like the story of the three blind men and the elephant. One man grabs the leg and says “I perceive that an elephant is like a great tree.” The other man takes the tail and disagrees. He says: “No, my brother, I feel and know the elephant is like a rope.” The third man feels an ear and says: “You are both wrong. The elephant is like a great carpet.” Finally, a man who has eyes to see comes along and solves the riddle and explains: “You are all correct, and you are also all wrong.” Then he takes the three blind men and has each feel the three distinct parts and they respond: “Now we see that the elephant is a more complex being than we ever imagined and that we condemned each other in ignorance, for one of us was as correct as the other.” Then they become curious and ask: “Tell us: Is there even more to the elephant than this?”

The man who sees responds: “Yes, there is much more. You still have an incomplete view. I will take you around the elephant and you can feel the other parts.” To their amazement and joy, they discover that the elephant has not only one leg, but four and not one ear but two and many other previously unknown parts. He has a trunk, eyes, mouth, teeth and a large body they never realized existed.

After they feel all the parts, the blind men say: “We have now felt the whole elephant and our consciousness has greatly expanded, for we now realize that before we knew nothing, even though we thought we knew all. Now we still realize that our understanding is imperfect because we do not see. Tell us, how can we see?”

The man with vision says: “I was once blinded as you are, but it does not have to be so. There is nothing wrong with your eyes. You merely have a film over them that needs to be washed off in pure water..”

He then hands them a pitcher of water and they each wash their eyes with it and the dark film dissolves. To their joy they find they can see. Looking about they see the elephant and ask: “What is that strange creature over there?”

The man replies: “Did you not recognize it? That is the elephant!”

Immediately, they realize: “Yes, of course, that has to be the elephant, but I never thought it was so large,” says one. “I never would have believed it was so small,” says another. “I never realized it was so beautiful,” says the third. But they all do agree that what they see correlates with every previous fact they have discovered about the elephant. The discrepancies entered when they compared the way they felt and what they imagined about the elephant with what they actually saw. All Three of them admit that they had erroneous thoughts and feelings about the elephant that were completely unfounded.

To their added joy they see that there is more than an elephant, but a complete new world to explore and see. Now that they can see they find that they are, in reality, just beginning to gain true knowledge. Everything else that they have experienced up until this time was merely a step to prepare them for true seeing.

Thus the three previously blind men step forth into the world of seeing. They explore, experiment, and begin to serve their brethren.

The analogy here is obvious. The three blind men are three who are aspiring toward the path of discipleship and at first do not see the way, but feel after it. As each man begins to tread the path he feels a different concept of reality than his brother, which appears to contradict, but if put in the right perspective does not. The only true contradictions come from those who think they are feeling and describing the elephant, but actually have a lion or some other animal.

The man who sees is the Holy Spirit within, or another brother who listens to the God within. The elephant symbolizes revealed truth that is accepted by the various religions of the world. The film over the blind men’s eyes is pride and ignorance. The pure water is made of righteousness (right activity), knowledge, wisdom and love, and true purpose. The new world discovered is the great realm of knowledge available through the God within that is not taught in any orthodox religion. Verily, there is much more to see than a mere elephant. Only such men can realize the truth of the words of Paul: “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit…” I Cor. 2:9-10.

(b) Getting back to the test, (Question #5) this answer rates a zero. This is not a closed-minded answer, but neither is it Synthetic. This person needs to develop the trait of discrimination, for all churches, organizations and people differ one from another. If two entities exist, then one will contain more good than the other, for such is the law of nature. The end evolution goal may be the same, but no two things occupy the exact same place upon the latter. Wisdom dictates that some churches are better than others. Some provide more inspiration than others, some teach more truth, some provide more freedom of thinking, and so on.

(c) Most Synthesizers will give this answer, for they become easily bored with the simple repetitious doctrines taught in the churches. A Synthesizer seeks for adventure, and he does not find it in orthodox religion. He finds his time much better spent in seeking knowledge on his own or in service where he can see truly beneficial results.

(d) This answer has a negative score, but not so much as (a), for this person is often sincere but discouraged and has given up finding truth in orthodox religion. He is at a negative state in his life, but may be on the verge of discovery if he obeys the injunction: “Seek and ye shall find.”

May 31, 2004

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The Synthesis Test

The Synthesis Test

This is a fairly lengthy test with a fairly extensive explanation. Because no test is perfect and all takers thereof have their particular bias only a trend can be indicated. This test was written for not only for seekers but also to be taken by the curious who are reluctant to take an investigative leap.

By J J Dewey

There are a lot of tests permeating society today. Every tabloid one opens has a new test which will reveal new aspects of personality, where one stands in the marriage situation, or some other revealing insight. Here is a test never before presented to the public. The results will reveal how synthetic the subject is and also give an indication as to the degree of spiritual progression.

An accurate test of Synthesis and spiritual progression is difficult to create, for it cannot use normal questions dealing with the subject’s self esteem. About 90% of the human race have an inaccurate idea of their correct position upon the path. If the questions demand a value judgment toward self, the answer will be erroneous in most cases.

It is an important step when an aspirant realizes his correct location on the ladder of spiritual progression, for only then can forward movement be greatly accelerated. If an emotionally polarized person, for instance, thinks he’s about ready to walk through walls, and concentrates on achieving great power, he may greatly frustrate his true soul goal, which may be the development of unselfish love. Trying to walk through walls in a situation like this is like trying to fly with tennis shoes. Progression can only be correctly maintained when a person efficiently uses his present equipment. Each of us is possessed with our own physical, emotional, and mental equipment and we must each learn how to use it step by step, line by line, precept upon precept, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, Unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” Eph 4:13

This scripture is fulfilled in each individual as he approaches synthesis. Those who become synthetic “come in the unity of the faith”. In other words, they are able to see eye to eye in their discussions. They come to the “knowledge of the Son of God”. Not only do they understand the Christ from Galilee, but they know the Christ within each person, particularly themselves and they realize the truth of the scripture: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be made equal with God,” Phil 2:5-6. The mind which was in Christ must be recognized in each of us.

When they recognize the Christ within, they advance “Unto the perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” The fullness of Christ is the goal of us all, as Jesus was quoted in the Aquarian Gospel: “What I have done all men can do, and all men shall do.” Christ is the destiny of all men. Some just take more winding roads to get there than others.

The following test should be fairly accurate, but not strictly so. The results should be used as indications. The student should use them for self evaluation with the goal of furthering his progression. You may choose one or more appropriate answer.


  1. Do you believe in God? (a) Yes (b) No (c) Not sure.
  2. How do you look upon God?

(a) He is a mystery I can never understand. (b) He/She/It is my Father/Mother whom I should strictly obey. (c) He is a being that permeates all there is, and my true self within is a part of him.

  1. How do you look upon Jesus Christ?

(a) He is the savior of the whole universe.

(b) He is the only begotten Son of God in a unique way that no other man will ever duplicate.

(c) He was a great teacher only.

(d) He was a man who demonstrated what we should become.

  1. What do you think of the Bible?

(a) It is literally the word of God all the way through.

(b) It is literally the word of God as far as it is translated correctly.

(c) It is a highly inspired book, but even the original authors could have made some mistakes, and not all of it may have been intended to be taken literally.

(d) It is mostly myth. There is not much truth for me to learn out of it.

  1. What do you think concerning religion? 

(a) There is one true church and I am a member of it; therefore none of the other churches has much to offer me.

(b) One church is as good as another.

(c) The churches seem to fill the needs of some people, but I find I am better off staying home and reading a book or serving my fellowmen. (d) Church going people are mostly hypocrites.

  1. What do you think of religions other than your own? (a) Some of them may have been inspired by God. (b) They are either the creations of men’s minds or from the devil. (c) Some may contain some sound doctrine, but God recognizes only my religion.
  2. What do you think of scriptures other than the Bible, such as the Koran or the Buddhist scriptures?
  3. a) Inspired by the devil.

(b) All could have some inspiration from God in them. I’d have to read them and see.

(c) I do not even have to read them to know they are not true.

  1. What do you think of the devil?

(a) No semblance of any such being exists. (b) He is a being totally evil that puts all my evil thoughts in my mind. (c) There is a devil, but most of my evil thoughts are my own. (d) The devil is a symbol of the evil that confronts us, no such being exists. (e) The devil is indeed a symbol, but there is a reality behind all symbols and beings of great evil do exist, but they are not responsible for all the evil we do.

  1. How do your religious beliefs compare with the way you were taught as a child?

(a) I am still a member of the same religion. (b) I have changed religious beliefs. My philosophy is much different now than I was taught as a child.

(c) I have changed religions, but my basic philosophy of life is about the same.

  1. What do you think of evolution?

(a) It is a doctrine inspired by the devil. (b) There is no truth to it at all,

(c) It could be basically true and still not conflict with the Bible. (d) The Bible and evolution cannot both be true.

  1. Which would you rather win?

(a) A free ticket on the first passenger rocket to the moon. (b) An all expense trip around the world.

  1. If you were in the mountains and met a harmless looking old man, who told you that he was a keeper to a passageway to the center of the earth and you had been selected to meet some wise master awaiting your visit; but first you must follow the old man through an unknown passageway, what would be your attitude?

(a) Assume immediately the old man was crazy and ignore him. (b) Be curious and ask some questions, but not go to the passageway. (c) Ask questions and follow the old man just to see if such a passage exists, but not enter it.

(d) Probably be curious enough to follow the old man into the passageway.

  1. If an old friend, whom you knew was a bit eccentric, approached you with a sure fire get-rich-quick business venture concerning a revolutionary computer product, requiring a $l,000.00 investment (which you just happen to have at the time) ;and he tells you that you should be able to get that back tenfold in a month, plus, with a little work, obtain financial security for the rest of your life–you would: (a) Be polite, but express no interest in the venture. After all, the man has a reputation of being involved in useless schemes. (b) Be polite, listen to what the man has to say, then ignore him. (c) Listen to what the man has to say, on the off chance that he may have come across a venture of real value. If the idea sounds good, and further investigation warrants it, I may invest in it. (d) If the man presents me an attractive enough picture, I would take a chance and definitely invest in it.
  2. If you had a six year old daughter who, as far as you knew, was completely normal, and she came up to you out of the blue and explained that some space people were in contact with her by mental telepathy and that they had a very important message for your family and also for the people of the earth, how would you react? 

(a) I would feel that my daughter is possessed and take her to my religious authorities.

(b) I would feel that she has a problem and take her for professional help. (c) I would ignore the problem and hope it goes away. (d) I would question her with the attitude that her communication may be valid. (e) If the communications seemed logical and intuitionally sound, I would take them seriously.

  1. How do you feel about exceeding the speed limits? (a) One should never exceed the speed limit except in an emergency. (b) One should be able to go as fast as he wants without harassment. (c) I look upon the speed limit as a guide and try to make safety the main principle in my driving. I do not feel bad about exceeding the speed limit a few miles if there is no additional hazard.
  2. If your mother was cheating on her income tax and the authority (religious, political or otherwise) whom you admired most told you to report her–would you? (a) Yes (b) No.
  3. If your child broke a fairly harmless archaic school rule, which if discovered would lead to expulsion, would you report him if the authority you admired most counseled you to? (a) Yes. (b) No.
  4. If your children were starving and you had a rich neighbor who refused to give you any food and you had an opportunity to steal some bread from him which may save the lives of your children, how do you think God would feel if you stole the loaf?

(a) I have committed a sin because I have broken a commandment. I must be punished. Even though I was in an awkward situation, I shouldn’t have done the deed, nor should I have allowed myself to be put in that circumstance. (b) God would overlook it , as I took the loaf as an act of love.

  1. Do you favor laws that would make harmful cults illegal? (a) Yes. (b) No.
  2. Which is the worst sin?

(a) Doubting the word of God

(b) Robbing a bank.

  1. If Jesus had returned to the earth and all the nations laid down their arms and peace was established with the kingdom of God a physical reality, and a man rebelled and shouted: “Jesus is crazy, do not follow him. The old ways are better.” If the man then went about teaching a philosophy completely contrary to the Kingdom of God, what would happen? (a) The man could not abide here on the earth. He would be killed or removed in some way.

(b) Jesus would be upset and punish the man. (c) Jesus’ feelings would be hurt, but he would not punish the man. (d) If the man proposed a threat, Jesus may challenge him to a public debate.

  1. Which is the worst sin?

(a) Looking at a pornographic magazine.

(b) Deliberately hurting your spouse’s feelings.

  1. Which is the most important?

(a) Reverencing God.

(b) Living in peace with your neighbor.

  1. None of Hitler’s ideas had any merit. 

(a) This statement is absolutely true.

(b) Some of his ideas could have benefited mankind.

  1. When we sin:

(a) We make God, as well as ourselves, unhappy. (b) We only make ourselves unhappy. There is no unhappiness with God.

  1. Which statement is true?

(a) God knows everything there is to know, even the exact second I will awake in the morning.

(b) It is possible that God doesn’t know everything.

  1. Let us suppose that the draft was reinstalled and our government intervened in a civil war in a foreign country and took the side of a tyrant who was fighting against real freedom fighters seeking democracy. On the other hand, the media was reporting the situation in reverse as if the tyrant was a good guy and the freedom fighters were terrible rebels. You notice that the mass of people believe the media. Not all do though and quite a few avoid the draft. How would you look upon draft dodgers? (a) They are all dishonorable, for they are breaking the law. (b) They are doing the honorable thing, for the war is immoral. (c) Some are honorable, some are dishonorable.
  2. What is your attitude toward free agency? (a) It is never necessary to give it up. (b) It is often necessary to subject our will to an authority over us. (c) Our will should be subject only to the God within.
  3. If your daughter came to you and announced that she was in love with a man who was a member of a cult who looked upon their leader as God, and that she planned to marry this man with or without your approval, what would be your reaction?

(a) It’s her life. Let her do what she wants. (b) I would use every means at my disposal to stop her, even force if necessary.

(c) I would reserve my judgment until I got to know him a little better. (d) If I disapproved, I would try to persuade her to not marry him, but leave the final decision up to her.

  1. If your daughter actually married the above man, what would be your reaction?

(a) I would no longer accept her. The two together would not be welcome in my house.

(b) I would still accept my daughter, but he would not be welcome. (c) They would both be treated with the same hospitality I show anyone else.

  1. Suppose a man kidnapped your daughter and raped and killed her, but was later repentant. If he called you into his cell and, kneeling at your feet in tears, begged your forgiveness, what would you tell him? 

(a) I could not forgive him.

(b) I would think about it.

(c) I would try to forgive him.

(d) I would forgive him.

  1. If you had just gone through a bitter divorce, wherein your spouse had tried to legally prevent you from ever seeing the children again, how would you handle future confrontations with this person? (a) I would be friendly, as though my spouse had done me no wrong. (b) I would not want to see this person again. (c) I would try to hurt him or her back. (for question 32, select only one answer)
  2. Which would you choose?

(a) A happy marriage

(b) To see my children become the type of persons I hoped they would become. (c) To become a success in life

(d) An opportunity to bring happiness to millions of people.

  1. Do you pick up hitchhikers?

(a) Never


  1. What is your reaction toward beggars? 

(a) Ignore them. They should get a job.

(b) Give to them when possible.

  1. What is your reaction toward religious people (of a religion different from yours) who knock on your door wanting to give you a message? 

(a) Slam the door in their face.

(b) Politely tell them I am not interested. (c) Give them a few minutes of my time and then tell them I am not interested. (d) Listen to them and also share my philosophy with them.

  1. When Jesus comes again:

(a) People will have to obey him and recognize his authority or be destroyed. (b) People will be free to reject his rule and still remain on the earth.

  1. Mohammed claimed he received visitations from the angel Gabriel. How do you look upon this claim?

(a) It could not be the same Gabriel who appeared to Mary the mother of Jesus. (b) It is possible it could be the same angel. (c) I do not believe in angels.

  1. If you knew you had only $10.03 in the bank and you received a statement showing that you had a balance of $1003.00, you would: 

(a) Tell the bank about the error.

(b) Keep the money. The bank wouldn’t miss it. (c) Not sure I could resist the temptation.

  1. What is your attitude toward painful emotional hurts and experiences of the past?

(a) I do not like to be reminded of them, as I seem to relive the pain. (b) It does not bother me to think back on them, or to talk about them.

  1. What is your attitude toward future emotional pain? (a) I am very hesitant to give or commit myself completely in my present romance or a new one, for I do not want to make myself vulnerable to emotional hurt.

(b) The emotional hurt doesn’t worry me. I will open up whatever amount is beneficial.

  1. How much time do you average a day in self educational activities? (College and school related activities not counted) 

(a) Almost none.

(b) 15-30 minutes a day

(c) 30-60 minutes a day

(d) One to two hours a day

(e) Over two hours a day.

  1. What category have you spent the most time in mastering during your life? 

(a) How to win friends and influence people.

(b) A new language

(c) History

(d) Healing techniques

(e) Gaining knowledge that increases my income

(f) I have not tried to master any field of knowledge to any degree.

  1. What is your employment situation?

(a) I work for someone else and am happy with my job. (b) I work for someone else and am not happy. (c) I am not self employed, but would like to be. (d) I am a salesman. (e) I own my own business. (f) I am not employed.

  1. Do you pray or meditate regularly? (a) Yes. (b) No.
  2. What is the highest goal you presently have in life? Choose one: (a) To have a successful marriage and a happy family. (b) To find my true purpose in life,. (c) To be successful financially. (d) To be successful in my chosen career. (e) To do the greatest good for the largest number of people.
  1. If you could be anyone you wanted to be, which would you choose? 

(a) The President of the United States

(b) The most knowledgeable person in the world (c) The most famous movie star in the world (d) The richest person in the world

(e) The wisest person in the world

(f) One with the ability to perform miracles like Jesus did.

48. What do you think of the phrase “All men are created equal”? (a) People of all races and beliefs are equal in every way. (b) All people have equal opportunity to achieve. (c) Some applications of this statement are not correct.

  1. What is your view concerning revelations from God? (a) God no longer speaks to man. His whole revelation is in the scriptures. (b) God speaks to man through His authorized church representatives only. (c) God can and will reveal whatever He wants through whomever He wants, whenever He wants, and it may be to those who do not belong to any church.
  2. Have you read three or more Health Food related books in your life? (a) Yes (b) No
  3. Do you purchase from a Health Food store periodically? (a) Yes (b) No
  4. If your next door neighbor angrily accused your boy of stealing $5.00 from inside the neighbor’s house and your boy’s feelings were hurt to the extent that he shed tears; and you knew the accusation was false, because he had been helping you in your house at the time of the purported stealing, how would you react?

(a) I would be visibly upset and tell the neighbor off.

(b) I would remain calm and tell the neighbor off.

(c) I would refrain from telling the neighbor off, but would explain that my boy was with me and did not go into the neighbor’s house.

  1. Whatever your response, the neighbor becomes more angry and demands you give her the $5.00 that your son has stolen. What is your reaction? 

(a) I would hit the neighbor (for this answer, assume that you are of the same sex).

(b) I would take my son and walk away and make sure neither I nor my son darken the neighbor’s door again.

(c) I would tell the neighbor off some more. (d) I would remain calm and explain that I know my son is innocent. If the neighbor calms down later I would react as though the incident had never occurred.

(e) I would give the neighbor the $5.00.

  1. If you discover that your neighbor’s boy stole $5.00 from your house what do you do?

(a) Angrily confront the neighbor and demand punishment of the boy and return of the $5,00.

(b) Same as (a) but without anger.

(c) Calmly explain the boy’s behavior to his parents, but not demand the $5.00. Wait and see if they return it.

(d) Catch the boy and punish him myself. (e) Do nothing.

  1. What percentage of your free time each day is spent in constructive activity?

(a) Almost none (b) 5-10% (c) 10-20% (d) 20-40% (e) 40-60% (f) Over 60%


Each answer receives positive or negative points. Add up all your positives and negatives and subtract the higher from the lower. If, for instance, you had 200 positive points and 100 negative then you subtract 100 from 200 making your net score +100. If you had 200 negative and 100 positive then the reverse is true. You subtract the plus 100 from the negative 200 which equals negative.

  1. (a) +7 (b) -5 (c) 0
  2. (a) -8 (b) -2 (c) +8
  3. (a) 10 (b) -5 (c) 0 (d) +6
  4. (a) -10 (b) -5 (c) +8 (d) -5
  5. (a) -15 (b) 0 (c) +5 (d) -5
  6. (a) +7 (b) -10 (c) -5
  7. (a) -10 (b) +5 (c) -10 (If both (a) and (c) are circled, score -15 instead of -20)
  8. (a) -10 (b) -10 (c) +2 (d) -5 (e) +5
  9. (a) -4 (b) +9 (c) 0
  10. (a) -10 (b) -10 (c) +5 (d) -5 (Do not score more than 15 negative points on this one.)
  11. (a) +5 (b) -5
  12. (a) -8 (b) -2 (c) +2 (d) +8
  13. (a) -8 (b) -8 (c) +5 (d) -5
  14. (a) -5 (b) -5 (c) 0 (d) +5 (e) +5 (You may score a maximum of 10 points on this one)
  15. (a) -5 (b) -5 (c) +5
  16. (a) -10 (b) +2
  17. (a) -10 (b) 0
  18. (a) -10 (b) +5
  19. (a) -10 (b) +5
  20. (a) -5 (b) +5
  21. (a) -10 (b) -8 (c) 0 (d) +8
  22. (a) -7 (b) +4
  23. (a) -4 (b) +4

24.. (a) -5 (b) +5

  1. (a) -5 (b) +5
  2. (a) -5 (b) +5
  3. (a) -8 (b) -2 (c) +4
  4. (a) -5 (b) -5 (c) +5
  5. (a) 0 (b) -10 (c) +5 (d) +5
  6. (a) -10 (b) -8 (c) +5
  7. (a) -10 (b) 0 (c) +10 (d) +15 (No answer is -5) 32. (a) +5 (b) 0 (c) -8
  8. (a) 0 (b) 0 (c) -4 (d) +5
  9. (a) -5 (b) +5
  10. (a) -5 (b) +5
  11. (a) -15 (b) -10 (c) 0 (d) +10
  12. (a) -10 (b) +10
  13. (a) -10 (b) +10 (c) 0
  14. (a) +5 (b) -10 (c) +2
  15. (a) -8 (b) +8
  16. (a) -5 (b) +8
  17. (a) -10 (b) 0 (c) +5 (d) +8 (e) +10
  18. (a) 0 (b) 0 (c) 0 (d) +5 (e) 0 (f) -10 44. (a) -5 (b) -5 (c) 0 (d) +5 (e) +10 (f) 0 45. (a) +10 (b) -10
  19. (a) 0 (b) 0 (c) 0 (d) 0 (e) +8
  20. (a) 0 (b) +2 (c) 0 (d) 0 (e) +6 (f) 0 48. (a) -5 (b) 0 (c) +5
  21. (a) -15 (b) -10 (c) +5
  22. (a) +4 (b) -5
  23. (a) +5 (b) -5
  24. (a) -10 (b) -8 (c) +5
  25. (a) -10 (b) -10 (c) -10 (d) +5 (e) -5 54. (a) -10 (b) -8 (c) +5 (d) -10 (e) 0

(Give yourself no greater than -15 for either #53 or 54.) 55. (a) -10 (b) -8 (c) 0 (d) +4 (e) +8 (f) +12


300-341 positive points: This is an indication that you are a Synthetic person of the highest type. The test is not, however, infallible, so do not think there is no room for improvement. The margin of error here should not be more that 10% , with an average of around 5%. Whatever the case, you are definitely an open minded person with broad cosmopolitan views and a great love for humanity and truth. You have a spirit of adventure such as characterized the great explorers of the past from Columbus to Galileo to Newton. Your views are not confined. You are able to read between all lines and catch subtle truths wherever they may be presented. If Christ were to come to your door in the guise of a beggar, chances are that you would recognize him. You are a seeker after wisdom and do not need a teacher, but can learn through your own initiative. You are slow to anger and are very tolerant of the idiosyncrasies of others. You are one of the few who could “turn the other cheek”, “resist not evil”, “from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away”, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you”, “Forgive seventy times seven”.

You will not shirk from a mental challenge of any kind. You would be willing to meet a foe anywhere, anytime, and on any grounds. Even if he possesses twice the knowledge on a subject that you do, you could match him in an argument by wisdom and common sense alone.

Your friends look upon you as quite unorthodox and perhaps a bit strange and outspoken. They may even think you are somewhat argumentative, but the truth is that you always stand up for common sense. Actually, you are quite a mellow person and relatively easy to get along with. Your biggest challenge is to effectively merge with a group, especially if the group ideal may be below your own. This is often necessary, however, as the group thought can rarely be brought up to the elevation of your own. On the other hand, effective group unity can enhance your own opportunity for creative expansion and intuitive contact.

You have great inner self assurance and poise, which is not always obvious to those around you. You rarely become bored, for you can always find numerous useful things to do with your time. You should have reached a point where you are overcoming the typical disciple’s loneliness syndrome and will always be in intuitive contact with other minds such as yours.

Things that are new and experimental appeal to you. You find delight in doing things that have never been done before. You have a lot of true courage and are willing to go against public opinion and lose friends, if necessary, for the cause of truth.

Purpose, or at least a good objective, is essential to your happiness. Retirement and sitting on a front porch all day would be your idea of hell.

The scares of hellfire, damnation and brimstone have no effect on you. You fear the wrath of God no more than you would that of any loving Father who allows you freedom of choice. Your good friends are few, but you know their strengths and weaknesses and accept them as they are. Your friends have one thing in common–they are individuals of considerable strength and high potential.

You are a thinker, a fact recognized even by your enemies. Some of those who appear to despise you the most also have a twinge of secret envy. You have great love for your fellow men, but not of a sentimental, emotional nature. Your love demonstrates in action and in a time of crisis you will not panic, but remain in control.

You are able to obey the injunction of Christ “take no thought of tomorrow for tomorrow will take care of itself”. You are willing to risk security and let tomorrow take care of itself in order to achieve your purpose. Old age benefits and retirement mean little to you, as you are fully confident that you will be able to take care of yourself. As a whole, your health is very good.

200-300 positive points: Much of the description that applies to the highest score applies to this individual. He is also fairly open-minded and always at least willing to listen to new ideas, though he is not as fluent at originating them.

His views are not as universal in scope, but much more so than the average man. If Christ were to come to his door there is a 50\50 chance that he would recognize him. The main thing this individual has to contend with is selfishness. He is attempting to throw off its holds, but the enemy is always there desperately struggling for survival. This person still feels a need to get back in proportion to what he has given. By natural law this will automatically happen, but he is impatient for fulfillment.

He may accept most confronting challenges, but extreme embarrassment and adverse public opinion may slow him down. He often feels a driving loneliness compelling him toward eventual Synthesis. His love is not sentimental, but it does have some reservations. He still has some hidden fears that he must hurdle in the near future.

Effective merging with a group is very difficult for this person because of his great individualism, but he will be a great force if he is willing to make the sacrifice.

He usually has a powerful personality which is admired by many for its strength. He has more need for security and may strive for it somewhat, but it is not a necessity with him as with the average man.

His method of expressing love is between sentimental love and intuitive love, and he is often judged as not being a loving person, whereas he is going through a transition phase.

As a whole, this is a very enlightened person who has good common sense and ability to perceive reality.

100-200 positive points: This individual may also be somewhat innovative and unorthodox in his thinking and more open minded than most, but his big hurdle to overcome is fear. He admires others who carry forward goals he merely dreams about. Something always seems to hold him back from the true adventure he yearns for. He is often able to merge with a group with more ease than those in the second category, but if the group is avant guard in thinking and public opinion is against it, his fear will again betray him. His most important step is to recognize his fears for what they are and not try to pretend they do not exist. His fears also produce a need for security.

This person is full of good intentions, but his actions are often paralyzed by fear of failure. Still, his personal accomplishments are often admirable in the normal sense.

Negative 100 to Positive 100 points: This is the person who is on the verge of entering the “straight and narrow path”. He is beginning to sense higher spiritual realities and experiment with them, but is on unsure ground and blends quite unobtrusively with the mass of humanity. He may be beginning to discover the value of various self improvement books. He is excited over what are to him great personal discoveries.

He may believe in action, but it is often ineffective and may be hampered by some fears and ignorance. He is often a fence sitter on anything controversial, but not always. He is trying to master his emotions and temper and should be making progress in this area. His health will often not be the best, as his emotions are often unsettled.

Negative 300 to Negative 200 Points: The mass of people are in this category. The clearest trademark of this person is spiritual ineffectiveness in the absence of good leadership. The scriptures would call these people sheep, for they cast their eyes upon their shepherd, or authority, and without him they are lost and would wander aimlessly. They must have an authority figure in order to achieve stabilization.

There are a wide variety of individuals in this group, but they are as a whole spiritually ineffective, even though many are zealous for a cause. They probably have greater fear over minor things than any other category.

Often they claim to subscribe to a certain philosophy although their actions are completely contrary to it, generally more because of apathy than hypocrisy.

These people have a great admiration for material success and put it above spiritual goals, even though many claim that they want to be like Jesus. This is the typical person next door. Those on the lower side of the score could be on the side of a religious extremist.

Negative 300 or less: This individual has as much or more obvious enthusiasm for ideologies that do not make sense as one in the highest category has for those that are logically sound. This person and those he influences fulfill the scripture: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine…For they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” II Tim 4:3-4. This person does not rely on logic and reasoning (Sound Doctrine) and he believes many fables as the scripture says. Unfortunately, he influences many others in the category just above him to accept these fables also.

Here are a few of these “fables” that are completely unsubstantiated by logic, reason or the Bible:

(1) The earth is only 6,000 years old.

(2) There is no such thing as evolution. (3) The earth is the most important planet of all of the 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 or more worlds that are in existence, and is the only one with life.

(4) Even if others have life, Jesus himself is over all of them and we are the only ones that were worthy to have such a One born here. (Ten worlds would be enough for one man to handle, but the fable contains a complete explanation as to how Jesus can handle billions). (5) The numerous explanations of God are amusing in the light of reasoning and amazingly the believer seems to know exactly what God is thinking all of the time.

(6) God is not logical.

(7) Going to church or witnessing for Christ will open the gates of Heaven for an individual.

This person will claim to believe in love, yet would not help a beggar. He will claim to have mercy, yet would not pardon the thief who took the loaf of bread to save his family. He claims to believe in justice, but condemns many people better than himself to eternal Hell because they do not believe as he does.

He is very conservative and resists change with great force. He would rather give his life than admit that he was wrong. His obstacles to overcome are pride and ignorance. These keep this person from the truth. In the evolution of souls, this person is often much more advanced than some who scored higher, but he is at a point in the path where his personal Babylon must be shown to be wrong “and Babylon the Great must fall”. He will explore the heights and depths of ignorance until he can go no deeper without realizing his error and then the light will shine in the darkness and enlighten unto the perfect day.

This person will go around blaming something other than himself (often the devil) for everything that goes wrong in his life. He seems to take very little real responsibility upon himself for error, but often makes great progress in converting others to his beliefs, which are always founded on fear. He tries to avoid evil, rather than trying to do good; he tries not to hate his neighbor rather than trying to love him; he tries to avoid the wrath of God rather than attempting to please God. All of his concentration is on the negative side, just as his points were.

May 30, 2004

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The Queen Bee

The Queen Bee

Reader Comment: I always struggle with using my female energy correctly in business as an executive. I am in a position of power so to speak over males. How do I remain magnetic in such a position? I can do it with my equals in board meetings, as I usually “receive” all their ideas and then conclude that one or the other or a combination of ideas is the way to go. That way all the males are sending to me. I suppose I could do the same thing with subordinate males: instead of telling them what to do, always ask them what they think should be done.

JJ: This is a problem shared by many evolved females. Intelligent females who do not understand the two energies will be puzzled as to why they are perceived and responded to so much differently than men who are their equals. It seems the men have such an easier time giving out orders and getting things in motion.

And this is true when the female is not in her energy.

Perhaps the best example of a female being in her energy is the queen bee. This one life form using female energy to the extreme completely controls and mesmerizes hundreds of male drone bees – as well as dominating thousands of sterile female worker bees.

Why does she dominate the female as well as the male bees? She dominates the males because she fulfills their male desires and she dominates the worker bees because these bees are in a low female energy zone and need purpose to be fulfilled. She gives them purpose and thus they are happy to work for her till the hour they die.

It is interesting that the queen who is in her energy lives about two years whereas the worker female using little of her energy only lives about a month.

This illustrates the power of the vital force that will flow through one who is in his or her energy.

The wise female in leadership will look for ways to use her feminine power. The key is to realize that the male will seek to please a female who is in her energy. She must therefore give the males opportunities to please her. Males seek to show how resourceful, knowledgeable and skilled they are. She must therefore give them opportunity to do this. The idea you mention of asking them what they think and how a project should be done is a good use of female energy. Then when a male expresses an idea that is in harmony with what you want done praise him and commission him to go ahead. Give out lots of praise and miracles will happen.

With fellow females the female leader will be somewhat male to them and the key to getting their response to the work to be done is to give them purpose. Contemplate on the fact that purpose drives the female worker bees to tirelessly work for the queen. The queen also gives off an aroma which is very stimulating and fulfilling to the workers.

Even so, do the females under another female need some type of reward that “smells” good to them – something that makes them fulfilled. Praise again works well here as well as small gifts. Females appreciate small gratuities and physical representations of appreciation more than the males. Sometimes leaving a card with a note, an inexpensive gift, some sweets or taking the person to lunch will do wonders. The female worker is stimulated by numerous little recognitions whereas the male is often looking for one major reward for dealing some type of knockout punch for the plan.

Overall it takes the second key of judgment to effectively use our energy whether we be male or female. It keeps life interesting as we attempt to master our own energies.

“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” Timothy Leary

By J J Dewey

  1. Which state is the farthest North? (a) Idaho (b) Michigan (c) Maine
  2. Which state is the farthest South? (a) Texas (b) Florida (c) Hawaii
  3. Which state is the farthest West? (a) Ohio (b) Florida (c) West Virginia
  4. Which is the furthest west coastal state? (a) Washington (b) Oregon (c) California.
  5. Which city is the furthest West? (a) Los Angeles (b) Reno, NV (c) San Diego
  6. Which is the farthest north? (a) Lewiston, Idaho (b) The Canadian border (c) Portland, Maine
  7. Which are the only four states which touch each other simultaneously?
  8. Which is further south? (a) Alaska (b) London (c) Copenhagen
  9. What is the furthest west from where I am in Boise, Idaho? (a) The western tip of the United States (b) Wellington, New Zealand (c) The east coast of Russia
  10. Let us suppose the sun was the size of a basketball. How big would the earth be? (a) The size of a baseball (b) The size of a golf ball (c) a marble (d) a grain of sand


From the Guinness Book of Records

  1. The world’s largest chicken was 22 pounds.
  2. The largest turkey was 81 pounds.
  3. The largest domestic cat was 47 pounds.
  4. The heaviest dog was a St Bernard which weighed 310 pounds.
  5. The largest horse weighed 3,200 pounds.
  6. Longest proven fast without food was 382 days. The longest without food or water was 18 days.
  7. The longest hair was 26 feet. The longest beard was 17.5 feet. The longest moustache was 109 inches.
  8. The heaviest newborn baby was 22.5 pounds. The smallest baby that survived was 10 ounces.
  9. The largest number of babies born to one woman was 69.
  10. The heaviest man recorded was 1400 pounds. He probably got his money’s worth at buffets.


  1. Kathy Wafler created an apple peel 172 feet long from one apple.
  2. Shri Ravi balanced on one foot for 34 hours.
  3. Ken Owen laid on a bed of sharp 6 inch nails (two inches apart) for 300 hours.
  4. Nine employees of the Bruntsfield Bedding Centre pushed a bed 3,233 miles.
  5. Reg Morris carried a nine pound brick in an ungloved hand with arm extended for over 61 miles.
  6. Trevor Mitchell drummed continuously for 1,057 hours (over 44 days).
  7. Alfred West split a human hair down the middle 18 times.
  8. Eddie Levin & Delphine Crha kissed each other for a continuous 17 days 10.5 hours.
  9. Jim Purol smoked 140 cigarettes at one time.
  10. Jay Gwaltney ate a 11 foot birch tree in 89 hours.

“You see, but you do not observe.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) (Sherlock Holmes)

May 26, 2004

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The Feminine Principle

The Feminine Principle

Socrates once told an interesting story. He said that in the beginning male and female were one. In other words the two coexisted in one physical body. In this state they were much more powerful than they are today. At that time whatever they imagined they could create. What they wanted they could bring into existence. That which they desired they could achieve.

Their power became so great that the Gods became alarmed and they feared that the man-woman could challenge their power and perhaps dethrone them from their position. To protect themselves they called forth an angel with a sword and sent him to divide these male-females. The angel did as commanded and went to each human and divided them in two. Once they were separated they immediately lost their power and seemed to wander aimlessly about in a confused state. Nevertheless, each male and female person seemed to be inwardly aware of the loss and felt a longing to find their other half and unite again as one.

To this day that sense of longing is still there and each male and female feel a drive to unite and become one with their other half and they intuitively know that a true union will somehow give them power again to fulfill all their dreams.

Scholars may think that Socrates merely told a cute story here, but it was more than a story. He was a man of wisdom and illustrated a divine truth of monumental importance.

The male and female are two parts of a great whole and no atomic, human, or solar creation can exist without the interplay of the two energies science calls positive and negative. They are totally dependent upon each other. One half of the whole is not greater or lesser in importance than the other, but the roles they play are different: More than different. “Opposite” is a more correct word.

It is ironic, however, that humanity is somewhat mixed up and out of order in creating balance in these pairs of opposites. The basic reason for this is our true reality has been denied by both sexes and we have tried to convince ourselves that we are not opposites but the same. A person is called “sexist” if he or she insinuates that there are any differences between the male and female.

This is a great deception. To deny the differences in the sexes is to deny the power of creation and to rob men and women of their true heritage.

And what is their true heritage?

It is this: To have the power to bring into reality anything which the mind imagines and the heart desires. If one cannot do this he has not balanced the male-female energies.

The problem is that no one can balance them unless he understands them and is aware of their different functions.


To understand the male and female we must look at them not as physical bodies, but we must look behind the form to the energy symbolized by the body. In reality male and female are energy states.

The male energy is easier to see and understand because it is more visible as we shall show. The knowledge of the female is what is really lacking at this time. The energy she works with is invisible. Only its effects can be seen, but they are very powerful and this invisible energy of the female is a key to creation that is missing among humanity at this time.

The purpose of this treatise is to restore this grand key of creation. With this restoration the male will gain an immediate respect for the female as his equal and the female will no longer feel the need to polarize herself in the visible male energy which is generally uncomfortable for her. She will realize that she has ignored her right place and has therefore lost her point of power. She has given up all rights of domination of the world to men believing it is something she has to fight for. When she realizes her power (which is exactly equal to male energy) and uses it, then equality will not have to be won, it will merely be. The energies will automatically balance and creation begins.

We have heard of the feminine mystic. Women have always been called mysterious and enigmatic. We all realize that there is something that we don’t understand about them, but what is it? People just can’t seem to put a finger on it.

Here is the answer, plain and simple. In all creation there are two types of energy: radiant and magnetic. Radiant is visible, outgoing, giving and male. Magnetic is invisible, pulling to the center, receiving, and female.

The radiant energy we see from the sun is male and very visible. The magnetic energy of gravitation that holds the worlds together and gives form to the whole universe is female. As powerful as this energy is we cannot see it with the most powerful microscope. We can only see its effects.

This is why the female has always been looked upon as mysterious. We cannot see her energy, but we can feel it and see its effects. This has caused much confusion in understanding the female energy. Because the male energy is visible the creative effects of both the male and female energy have been attributed to it. Hence it has been looked upon by male and female alike as being the more desirable energy. The female has “fallen” or forfeited her true powers of creation by being deceived into thinking that the radiant male energy has the powers of creation and that to get ahead or compete in the world of being that she has to use this male or radiant energy.

This causes a problem. When a magnetic energy tries to compete in the world of form by using radiant energy the human unit is thrown out of balance. The trouble is that it not only throws females out of balance by keeping them from using their magnetic powers of creation, but it diminishes the power of the radiant male so he is not as effective either.

In common language it causes the sexes to be more neutral; hence the trend toward unisex styles. The trend toward the reduction of radiant energy in men and magnetic energy in women is a path toward self destruction among mankind. The very power of creation is dependent upon the existence of the opposite polarities and those two opposites must have a certain gap or space between them or the creation collapses, or self destructs.

The female must awaken to her magnetic power of creation and the male needs to be aware of this also. Together they must learn how to combine the opposites into a working whole for this will give them the power to create anything that can be imagined.


We have said that the male is a radiant energy and the female is magnetic. We will now elaborate on this as it applies to all creation, great and small.

At the midway point of creation is the human being. There is no argument that a physical difference does exist between the male and female of our species.

If you are in a crowded room look around at the men and women and think of them as energies, radiant and magnetic. The women wear pretty clothes, jewelry, perfume, and treat their skin and hair with a thousand substances to enhance their beauty, but for what purpose? It is because they inwardly sense that they are a magnetic energy and to obtain balance and fulfillment they should do everything in their power to enhance that. When a beautiful woman with smooth sensuous skin, a lovely body enhanced by well fitting clothes, and sweet smelling perfume crosses the path of a highly polarized radiant male a definite magnetic pull is felt. That magnetic pull which every male feels from time to time is the invisible female energy.

The skeptic will argue that it is the physical appearance of the female that produces the pull – not the energy, but this is not the case. The magnetic energy created the appearance; the appearance did not create the energy, it merely made it recognizable. As proof of this we see that the female does not feel the attractive pull of another beautiful female as does the male. If the appearance created the magnetism then both sexes would uniformly feel the same attraction. Instead, the female of the same energy is repelled by the other female and feels in competition with her for the male energy.

If the two females are not in competition for the same male energy then they can be friends but they will not share the magnetic energy. The female friend will not feel the magnetic energy as the male does.

The male attracts through radiance or active energy. Thus we have the tendency of the male to show off to impress the woman. He likes to actively demonstrate how strong he is, how witty, how talented, how successful, and so on. The more magnetic is the female the more radiant will be the male. Because males attract by radiance the attraction of the female to the male is not so influenced by physical appearance as is the male   to female. Thus we see that even rather homely males can attract good looking females as long as they are aggressive and radiant.

On the other hand, a homely female has a problem. It’s very difficult for her to use her magnetic energy on the male because it is static and must be projected through form. The female finds that she must keep her appearance alluring or the magnetism is not picked up. The female must cause the male to notice her energy through the form, but the male must cause the female to notice his energy through radiant action.

Homosexuals, of course, provide some exceptions to the general rule which I have covered in other writings.


Examining the male and female energy in all parts of creation will aid our understanding of the creative principle for by an understanding of this will we regain our power to manifest all of our desires.

In examining manifested form high and low we must use a law called “The Law of Correspondences”. Essentially it can be stated as follows: “Higher lives, systems, and worlds are created out of the lower; therefore, there will always be “correspondences” or similarities between the two, but with subtle differences that can be ascertained by the intuition, or scientific discovery.

As human beings we are centered in a world between the macrocosm of star systems and galaxies on one end to the microcosm of atoms and molecules on the other.

All of these bodies are circular and have rotary and circular motion. An observer may disagree and say that man is anything but a globe, but that is because only a part of us is visible to the untrained eye. Our physical body is our dense nucleus and the unseen aura circles around us causing our whole form to be circular if we could see it. Our true form extends about an arm’s reach and this matter that creates the aura of divergent colors has an opposite charge to that of the physical body.

Atoms are also circular and have 99.99% of their mass in the nucleus which is male or positively charged. This nucleus is counterbalanced in charge by a light density circle of electrons which are female in energy or negatively charged.

Similarly all completed atoms, molecules, cells, humans, planets, stars, and galaxies have a surplus of charge that is either male or female, positive or negative. Nothing in the universe that has form and occupies space is completely neutral. In a pure state of neutrality matter would turn into pure energy and form would cease to exist. Energy out of balance creates form or matter as we know it. Energy in balance transmutes form into spirit, or pure energy. All of us have to stay in the physical world until we balance the energies within us and in each other.

There are only three states of existence for all energy in the universe: (1) The acquiescent state of balance in the worlds of pure undisturbed energy, (2) The state of positive or excess male energy, and (3) the state of negative of excess female energy.

Actually there is only one energy because the male-female states are an illusion created by the vibration of the one energy. All vibration is composed of wavelengths. The top of the wavelength is male and the bottom is the female. When all vibration ceases then male and female, positive-negative, up-down no longer exist, but the primary energy remains proving that in the total prospective all is only one energy and all creation is in reality the dream of the One God and you and I are his thoughts without beginning or end.

General Eisenhower used to demonstrate leadership with a simple piece of string. He’d put it on a table and say: pull it and it’ll follow wherever you wish. Push it and it will go nowhere at all. It’s just that way when it comes to leading people.

May 25, 2004 (Written in 1986)

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Sacred Text

Sacred Text

A reader posted that after reading my writings in the archives that he thought they should be classified as scripture or sacred text.

First let me state that I appreciate any appreciation of the writings and that you see the Holy Spirit in many of my words. No greater compliment can one give to another.

That said, I have no desire to have my words proclaimed as sacred or scripture. This is the reason.

In ages past having a canon was important to teach the people with the voice of authority. If you quote scripture then that settled the argument and the people followed without question.

However, in this age a large number of people will, for the first time, escape the mark of the beast. Instead of being as beastly lambs who mindlessly follow they are to become as gods knowing good from evil and apply the first two keys of Decision and Judgment.

If we set up any group of writings as scripture this merely reinforces the God without and makes the power of the beast more difficult to escape in this age.

Any writings one reads where the spirit speaks to the soul are scripture, but one person can read such writings and have soul contact and another will feel and see nothing. In truth any scripture is only scripture when the principle behind the words and the reader become one.

For example, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God,” are mere words to the atheist, but holy scripture to he who has eyes to see.

Here is an interesting Mormon scripture on scripture:

“And this is the ensample unto them, that they shall speak as they are moved upon by the Holy Ghost. And whatsoever they shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, shall be the word of the Lord, shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation.” D&C 68:3-4

The promise is out there for all of us. When we write as moved upon by the Spirit our words can qualify to be as true, or scriptural, as were the ancient prophets.

Kingdom Opportunities

A reader is puzzled by this selection from Chapter 65 of The Gospel of the Nazirenes:

  1. And at that time Yeshua said to his disciples, Preach to all the world, saying, ‘Strive to receive the mysteries of Light, and enter into the kingdom of Light, for now is the accepted time and now is the day of salvation.
  2. Don’t put off from day to day, and from cycle to cycle and æon to æon, in the belief, that when you return to this world you will succeed in gaining the mysteries , and entering into the kingdom of light.
  3. For you don’t know when the number of perfected souls will be filled up, and then the gates of the kingdom of light will be shut, and from hence none will be able to come in thereby, nor will any go forth.
  4. Strive you that you may enter while the call is made, until the number of perfected souls will be sealed and complete, and the door is shut.

She then comments:

This is an interesting statement. Is there really a set number of perfected souls that will fill up the Kingdom? This has already been worked out, I’m sure, and that God knows exactly who will be coming through His door. This is also telling us of reincarnation in number 8.

I didn’t realize that the Kingdom of light would ever be shut, unless He is talking about those *souls* that remain and prefer to stay in the darkness? Can you explain this?

JJ: I haven’t had time to read more than a few selections from this version of the gospel so I haven’t had a chance to test it against my soul, but what Jesus says here is somewhat in harmony with the teachings of DK.

Here is what he says about it. He states that there are cycles of opportunity where the inhabitants of one kingdom can move up to another. For example in the days of Atlantis the advanced animals were able to move into the human kingdom. After the cycle passed the doorway between these kingdoms was closed and a new door opened to the fifth kingdom – the Kingdom of God. This time advanced humans had the opportunity to move up to the God kingdom.

Just like the doorway from the animal to the human had a beginning and ending period so does this. DK does not name a number in the immediate cycle, but during this whole greater cycle on earth he tells us that about 60% will become initiates.

Because a cycle ends does not mean that there will be an end to progress. In a later time another cycle will begin and the animals will again have a chance to move into the human and the laggards among humanity will also have a future cycle to enter into the Kingdom of God.

The DaVinci Code

A reader posted a review of the DaVinci Code. He thought it was an interesting book and I agree. Those who want to follow up with some additional non-fictional research may want to read: “Holy Blood; Holy Grail”

This was the book that started the whole controversy that laid the foundation for the DaVinci Code. Another interesting and more recent one is “Rex Deus.”

Since reading the DaVinci Code I became interested in the other books by Dan Brown and bought all of them on audio CD. I don’t have much time to read so I listen to as much audio as I can while driving and working.

Of his three other books Angels and Demons is by far the best. I liked it even better than the DaVinci Code. I think DaVinci became such a best seller because of the controversy it raised more than the fact that it is his best book. I think also it has a better more intriguing title.

The title “Angels and Demons” doesn’t sound so interesting, but it is one of the best fiction books I have ever read. It keeps your interest from the beginning to end.

As with the DaVinci Code Brown shows himself to be an excellent researcher and reveals a knowledge of the Catholic church and antiquities that is very fascinating.

Some critics accuse him of some technical errors but this doesn’t interfere with a great story.

Here is are two reviews from that will give you a flavor of the book.

Next to Britt Gillette’s “Conquest of Paradise”, this is the best book I’ve read in a long time. I’m a first time Dan Brown reader but I’m hooked! I stayed up all night and didn’t quit until I finished, blurry eyed and sleepy. I found myself believing every word and had to stop and remember that it’s just fiction! I was amazed at the inside information about the Vatican (especially the library), and I finally got out a map and books from my trip to Rome to see if I could find all the churches. Anti-matter, illuminati, choosing a pope – all of it was fascinating. When I finished, I had to laugh thinking about the fact they never ate, slept or made comfort stops and neither could I. The ending was a total surprise! Anyone who enjoys non-stop action and information shouldn’t miss this one.

If looking for a book with the wit of the DaVinci Code, but with a faster plot line, this is definitely the book to choose. Although the plot is very similar to that of the DaVinci Code, it has much more suspense and provides for a much quicker read as soon as you get past the first fifty pages. After that, prepare for one wild ride. That, and the scenery, as well as the characters, are written in much more vivid detail. When comparing Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon stories, this one is certainly the better of the two.

“We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?” Jean Cocteau (1889 – 1963)

May 23, 2004

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The Mysteries of A Course in Miracles, Chapter 15

The Mystery of Time

Like many other spiritual traditions, ACIM teaches that time is an illusion here on earth, but in the celestial realm there is no time as we know it. The state in the celestial realm is usually described as “The Eternal Now.”

The Course does not use this term but does state that “The present is the only time there is.” W-pI.164.1

It also tells us:

“The present is before time was, and will be when time is no more. In it are all things that are eternal, and they are one.” T-13.VI.6

“The only aspect of time that is eternal is now.” T-5.III.6

This eternal now or “present” is often described by the Course as timeless or timelessness:

“In timelessness we coexist with God.” T-2.V.A.17

“all the past undone; the present saved to quietly extend into a timeless future.” W-pI.110.4

Time itself is a very mysterious entity. Scientists and philosophers have tried to explain it for thousands of years and still there is no uniform description of it that is accepted by all.

Time is generally associated with motion, as we use the motion of our clocks to measure it. The question then arises as to whether time would still exist if all that existed was some formless void with nothing in motion. In that situation some say there would be no time, whereas others say time still exists independent of form and motion.

People generally see time as events that move from the past to the future with a focus on the present, but various spiritual teachers and philosophers have often speculated on the existence of an eternal present. This is the direction A Course in Miracles takes us. It says this:

“For time but seems to go in one direction. We but undertake a journey that is over. Yet it seems to have a future still unknown to us. Time is a trick, a sleight of hand, a vast illusion in which figures come and go as if by magic.” W-pI.158.3-4

Time as we understand it began with the separation:

“Ultimately, space is as meaningless as time. Both are merely beliefs. … Acts were not necessary before the separation, because belief in space and time did not exist.” T-1.VI.3 & T-2.II.4

The Course here tells us that in heaven before the separation there were no “acts” (or motion) because there was no space and time. Without space, form and motion, time could not exist as we know it.

Indeed, it is difficult for us mere mortals to understand what an eternal present with no space, form or motion would be like. Some who have had near-death and various spiritual experiences tell us that they have experienced a sense of timelessness, but cannot seem to describe the feeling in a way that conveys much meaning.

That said, let us look at what the Course says about time to see if we can shed any light on the subject.

The first thing to register with the seeker is that ACIM says that time within our dream state is an illusion, but not time itself. There are two versions of time presented by the Course. There is time as we know it that flows from the past to the future. ACIM calls this horizontal time. Then there is real time which is the eternal present. This is referred to as vertical or collapsed time, (See T-1.II.6) After all, it says, “The present is the only time there is.” W-pI.164.1

So, time itself is not an illusion, for time as the present is real. What is illusion is the way we divide time and then perceive it.

The wording in the Course makes for some misunderstanding when speaking of time as being not real, for it is only speaking of time in this world when doing so. Students often think that all time is therefore not real, but this is not the case. There is also a heavenly time called “the present.”

We all have a reasonable idea of what time is in our material reality, but what would time be like in the eternal present in heaven? Let us examine the differences between time on earth and in heaven.

Time as we understand it here exists in a universe of form, space, motion and consciousness. It seems to go from an unknowable past to an indefinite future.

Time in heaven would definitely be different than time here, as the Course tells us that there is no space, form, action or consciousness there. Instead of consciousness, the word that best describes our state would be awareness as in this quote: Heaven is “merely an awareness of perfect Oneness.” T-18.VI.1

Since the eternal present is said to lack the aspects of time as we know it, many teachers say there is no time in the eternal world and this presents us with the problem caused by our imperfect communication using language. Words have their limitations. If one defines time as earth time alone, then he could rightfully say that time does not exist, even though there is a different version in the eternal world. That different version is sometimes called by a different name, such as the eternal present, timelessness, eternity etc., but it still is a version of time. It is just quite different from the ego’s horizontal version of it.

One definition of time is that it is a flow of events and change.

Do events take place in heaven? The answer to this is yes, and the main event there is creation. It is written:

“Unless you create you are unfulfilled, but God does not know unfulfillment and therefore you must create.” T-7.IX.3

All kinds of creation have taken place in heaven. The first creation was the Son, which consists of an unlimited number of parts, and the extension of the Son through other Sons is an ongoing process as discussed in chapter five.

Next, we had the creation of angels. This was followed by the event of the separation, and following this was the creation of the Holy Spirit.

We thus have events and changes going on in heaven that would involve some version of time.

“But wait,” says a student. “The Course tells us that everything in heaven is eternal and changeless. How could this be if creation is an ongoing thing?”

The conflicting idea presented in the Course that there is extension and creation, yet changelessness, is a paradox most students just chalk up to a great mystery that they’ll hopefully understand when they awaken. On the other hand, the Course does give us some clues to solve this conundrum. A major revelation is given in this quote:

“What is timeless is always there, because its being is eternally changeless. It does not change by increase, because it was forever created to increase.” T-7.I.7

This is a very interesting statement. It tells us that God’s creations are “timeless” and “eternally changeless” yet “forever created to increase.”

In other words, change is happening in the eternal present, but the actual change caused by extension or increase is always there and is incorporated into the Course’s definition of changelessness. The change or expansion created by extension is always going on, so from the eternal perspective it is not change.

It may be helpful to visualize a balloon being blown up that always expands and never ends. If you observe the balloon as always being in this state of expansion you could say that this state never changes, even though there is increase. Similarly, there is changeless increase in heaven from one angle of looking at it, but change or “extension” happens from another view.

We are clearly told that heaven itself is in this eternal state of increase:

“Beyond the body, beyond the sun and stars, past everything you see and yet somehow familiar, is an arc of golden light that stretches as you look into a great and shining circle. And all the circle fills with light before your eyes. The edges of the circle disappear, and what is in it is no longer contained at all. The light expands and covers everything, extending to infinity forever shining and with no break or limit anywhere.” T-21.I.8

So, heaven is encircled by “an arc of golden light that stretches.” “The light expands and covers everything, extending to infinity…”

All heaven itself, or all there is, forever increases by stretching and expanding to infinity.

This corresponds to what scientists have discovered about our visible universe, which has many aspects that correspond to the invisible.

They have discovered that our entire visible universe is not only expanding, but the rate of expansion is consistently increasing. This discovery has baffled the greatest scientific minds and they have yet to come up with a solid explanation of how this could be, as it runs contrary to all expectations. The best they can come up with is that there is some mysterious “dark energy” that is at work creating the expansion.

Perhaps a better name for that which is driving the expansion of God’s creations would be “light energy” rather than dark. Scientists merely call it dark because they do not understand what it is.

Rather than teaching that there is no time, the Course tells us there are two versions of time.

One is time as we understand it in this world that moves from an apparent past to the future. This time is considered to be illusion and does not exist in true reality, but we have made it real to us.

Then we have what is “timelessness” or the eternal present. This is said to be the “only time there is,” but notice it is still identified with time.

We are told that “Earth can reflect Heaven.” T-14.IX.5 However, the reflections on earth are distorted, even so, symbols often reflect truth. Could we say then that the divisions of past, present and future that we have on earth are an imperfect reflection of time in heaven? If this is the case, then a higher correspondence should be at least hinted at in the course.

Indeed, this seems to be the case.

In addition to saying time is a trick it says:

“Fear is not of the present, but only of the past and future, which do not exist.” T-15.I.8

But then it kind of backtracks like this message to Helen Schucman

From the Voice: “There was a past, but it does not matter. It does not explain the present or account for the future.” Chapter 5 Section 7 COA

Indeed, the past can have some residual value according to the Course: “All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing. I have saved all your kindnesses and every loving thought you ever had. I have purified them of the errors that hid their light, and kept them for you in their own perfect radiance. They are beyond destruction and beyond guilt. They came from the Holy Spirit within you, and we know what God creates is eternal.” T-5.IV.8

Here it again emphasizes that loving thoughts of the past are preserved: “If all but loving thoughts have been forgotten, what remains is eternal. And the transformed past is made like the present. No longer does the past conflict with now. This continuity extends the present by increasing its reality and its value in your perception of it.” T-17.III.5

“This interpretation ties the future to the present, and extends the present rather than the past.” T-13.IV.9

“The future now is recognized as but extension of the present.” W-pII.314.1

Interestingly the loving thoughts of the past “extends the present.”

These teachings are in harmony with the words of Paul in the New Testament:

“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.” I Cor 13:8-10 NIV

Here we have an explanation as to why time, particularly the past, is often spoken of as being not real:

“Whenever we move from one instant to the next, the previous one no longer exists.” UR T 3 C 34

And that gives us the basic message of time on earth from the view of true reality. When we focus on the present, it is as if there is no past except for those things motivated by love, which are an eternal quality which is carried over into the eternal present.

Most of our time on earth is concerned with dealing with negating our fears and concerns with daily living and does not even exist from the view of heaven, but anything linked to thoughts of love is incorporated into the eternal present and continues.

Even though time in heaven, as an eternal present, is much different than time in this world, there are still similarities related to our view of the past as well as the future.

Memory in this world is closely linked to the past, for in our current state that is where memory seems to be. The Course considers our memories here as part of the illusion.

“What you remember never was. It came from causelessness which you confused with cause.” T-28.I.9

“Memory, like perception, is a skill made up by you to take the place of what God gave in your creation.” T-28.I.2

Even though our use of memory on earth is discounted, it appears to be an asset we still use in heaven. The difference is that in the celestial sphere memory is associated with the present rather than the past.

“The Holy Spirit can indeed make use of memory, for God Himself is there. Yet this is not a memory of past events, but only of a present state. You are so long accustomed to believe that memory holds only what is past, that it is hard for you to realize it is a skill that can remember now.” T-28.I.4

So, God, the Holy Spirit and we in our awakened state still use memory, but instead of remembering the past we remember the “present state” or “now.”

“It (higher memory) is not past because He let It not be unremembered. It has never changed, because there never was a time in which He did not keep It safely in your mind.” T-28.I.8.

“Yet His memory shines in your mind and cannot be obliterated. It is no more past than future, being forever always. You have but to ask for this memory, and you will remember.” T-12.VIII.4-5

This is somewhat difficult to put our heads around, for anything we remember in this world is something from the past, but if we remember something from heaven, we bring again to our minds something that is eternal that is linked to the present, which always is.

The question now arises as to what is to be remembered by those who are awake?

The most important thing for us to remember is our Creator:

“Give up gladly everything that would stand in the way of your remembering, for God is in your memory. His Voice will tell you that you are part of Him when you are willing to remember Him and know your own reality again. Let nothing in this world delay your remembering of Him, for in this remembering is the knowledge of yourself.” T-10.II.2

“God’s memory is in our holy minds, which know their oneness and their unity with their Creator. Let our function be only to let this memory return” W-pII.11.4

Remembering God is important, for this gives us a knowledge of ourselves and our oneness with Him. In addition, it is important to remember our heavenly home itself:

“This world you seem to live in is not home to you. And somewhere in your mind you know that this is true. A memory of home keeps haunting you, as if there were a place that called you to return,” W-pI.182.1

In addition, “with this memory, the Son remembers his own creations, as like to him as he is to his Father.” T-24.II.6

There is also an ancient song heavenly inhabitants are to remember:

“You know the ancient song, and know it well. Nothing will ever be as dear to you as is this ancient hymn of love the Son of God sings to his Father still. … And who is there in whom this memory lies not?” T-21.I.9-10

We are also supposed to remember our true name:

“The miracle but calls your ancient Name, which you will recognize because the truth is in your memory.” T-26.VII.16

We are also to remember our “brothers” or the other Sons of God:

“And in our memory is the recall how dear our brothers are to us in truth, how much a part of us is every mind, how faithful they have really been to us, and how our Father’s Love contains them all.” pI.139.11

In our right minds we can retain the memory of that which “is creative and good” from this world:

“You can, however, apply it meaningfully and at any time to everything you have made, and retain in your memory only what is creative and good. This is what your right-mindedness cannot but dictate.” T-2.VIII.5

Then we have a promise of a memory of virtually everything connected with the true reality:

“Very simply, you would remember your Father. The Creator of life, the Source of everything that lives, the Father of the universe and of the universe of universes, and of everything that lies even beyond them would you remember. “ T-19.IV.D.1

That is quite a promise to remember “the universe of universes, and of everything that lies even beyond them.”

Finally, we still have the memory of the initial separation in the memory of the Son: “but being kept in memory appears to have immediate effects.” T-28.I.1

In conclusion, we see that in our true state there is still memory, but it is connected with the present instead of the past, and with this memory many things are still recalled. Our priorities are merely different in our right minds.

In this world it appears that time moves from the past to the future. The Course says that this is incorrect and caused by an illusion. But in the true reality time still exists. It is called present time and moves within the present itself by an eternal expansion process called extension.

“all the past undone; the present saved to quietly extend into a timeless future.” W-pI.110.4

“No longer does the past conflict with now. This continuity extends the present by increasing its reality and its value in your perception of it.” T-17.III.5

Therefore, time moves in heaven from the present to an extended present it calls a “timeless future.”

This seems to explain why events in heaven, as described in the Course, happen in some type of timeframe even though it may be registered differently than the one we use in this world. Let’s go through some examples.

The prime example is our own creation. If we are created beings, then there was a time in the extension process before this happened, when it happened, and a time afterward.

Then the Son continues the creative process by creating more sons.

“your creations, who are son to you, that you might share the Fatherhood of God,” T-24.VII.1

You then will share creation with God by making creations “who are son to you.” There is a time in the extension where your sons have not manifest, a time when they are created and one afterwards, but because the process is always ongoing it is considered to be happening in the eternal present.

The Holy Spirit also had a creation:

“He came into being with the separation as a protection, inspiring the Atonement principle at the same time. Before that there was no need for healing, for no one was comfortless.” T-5.I.5

“He has created the Holy Spirit as the Mediator between perception and knowledge.” W-pI.43.1

The Course then tells us that there was a time “before” the creation of the Holy Spirit when “there was no need for healing.” Then after all awaken the “Holy Spirit will remain with the Sons of God, to bless their creations and keep them in the light of joy.” T-5.I.5.

Another creation is the angelic kingdom which would also have a before and after in the extension process.

“You were created ABOVE the angels because your role involves creation as well as protection.” UR T 1 B 30y

The event that started the separation is said to have occurred in “an ancient past.”

“Time really, then, goes backward to an instant so ancient that it is beyond all memory, and past even the possibility of remembering. Yet because it is an instant that is relived again and again and still again, it seems to be now.” M-2.4

Time, as we understand it, goes way back “beyond all memory.” If this is referring to heavenly memory then that would be an ancient past indeed.

“Only in the past,–an ancient past, too short to make a world in answer to creation,–did this world appear to rise. So very long ago, for such a tiny interval of time, that not one note in Heaven’s song was missed.” T-26.V.5

There we have it. The appearance of this world involved “a tiny interval of time.”

Which time was that – heavenly or earthly? We are told that “the separation occurred over millions of years” (T-2.VIII.2) so by our measurements. it was certainly no tiny interval. Therefore, the Course had to be referring to a tiny interval of time in heaven.

Time in heaven seems to be measured by instants, and an instant, which is short by heavenly time, may be very long by our standards. For instance, the Course refers to the mad idea of the creation of our world, which has been going on for over 13 billion years as a mere instant

“For what could house this mad idea against reality but for an instant?” T-20.VI.8

All of our universe of time and space is referred to as happening in “The tiny instant you would keep and make eternal.” T-26.V.4

Indeed, the reckoning of time in heaven is much different than it is here in world of illusion, making it difficult to understand in our current consciousness:

“The mind’s preoccupation with the past is the cause of the misconception about time from which your seeing suffers. Your mind cannot grasp the present, which is the only time there is.” W-pI.8.1

We cannot fully grasp eternal time from our reality but the Course does give us a few hints which are worthy of contemplation.

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Parable of the Body


Parable of the Body

In the land of partial lives there lived numerous body parts. Each part had a different shape and a different talent. The head spent his attention on thinking and dreaming. Each eye spent its attention on seeing all there was to see. The nose seemed reasonably happy in merely smelling the beautiful fragrances of the earth. The mouth loved to taste of the many foods that were abundant in the land. The legs were restless and loved to wander around in the land trying to feel what new things were there for them. The arms were not capable of such movement and were pretty much confined to one location, but were expert at taking the materials within their reach and having complete control over their movement and order.

Finally, there was the main body which was controlled by the heart. The heart was a Master of Wisdom whose life energy was connected with all other life energies of completed bodies. He was familiar with the advantages of having a completed body and gazed with a certain degree of pity on the various body parts in the land of partial lives. He knew that they all felt that something was lacking, but the various parts seemed oblivious as to what it was. The heart realized that if he could solicit their cooperation in creating a whole body then they would all be greater than the sum of the parts and by their cooperation and sharing they could have an enjoyment of life beyond anything they have dreamed.

The problem was that each body part was extremely limited on its own and because of the severe handicap that each was under, it would be difficult to get them to see enough advantage to put together a whole body. For instance an eye could see, but it couldn’t get the whole picture without the other eye and without the help of the ears it could hear nothing. The legs could walk but could not appreciate where they were because they had no eyes to see. The arms could reach out, but they were limited because they had no legs to carry them and no eyes to discern the quality of that which they held. Worst of all, none of the parts were connected to the main body controlled by the heart. Without the heart they had no real life. They were deceived into thinking that the temporary elemental life they presently had was all there was.

Heart contemplated long and hard. It greatly desired a completed body, not only for the benefit of the parts, but also for itself. All it could now offer the physical world was love and wisdom, but it was very limited in this and saw that its power to express itself would be multiplied many times if it had a completed body. It had to start somewhere and it realized that the best chance of beginning was with the head. Heart saw that over the years the head had many thoughts, dreams and aspirations, but none of them could hold its attention for long because they lacked the very energy that Heart had. Heart saw that if it could touch a dream of Head with its energy then nothing could prevent its manifestation. Heart waited. It could not energize just any dream, it had to be a special one.

After a long period the time arrived as it always does to one who patiently waits. Head began to feel that there was more to living than just being a head and dreamed a dream of something more, of wholeness. Heart seized the opportunity and poured into the head its feeling of desire and love for this concept. Head then began to realize that this dream was different. This one would not flit away like the others because Head felt love from Heart toward it and knew that it could never let go of something like this because it was leading him to some glorious destiny.

Head began to tune into Heart and Heart was glad so he took his next step and sent Head a feeling of the possibilities of a completed body and asked Head to join him now so the two could become one. Head agreed and when the joining took place Head saw a vision of the completed body. “Now I know the feelings Heart sent me were correct,” said Head. “Now I know we must complete the body and pave the way for many other completed bodies.”

At first Head thought it would be easy to complete a body. “There is such a tremendous advantage for all the parts becoming whole you would think all the partial lives would be thrilled with the opportunity,” it thought.

To Head’s dismay it found that few were interested or would even listen. They all thought that happiness consisted in strengthening the powers they already had. “I want to hear better,” said an ear. “I want to run faster,” said a leg who did not even realize that he needed the support of another leg before he could have any real speed. “I want to smell the yellow roses,” said the nose who thought that there was nothing beyond enjoying a sweet fragrance. All the parts gave a similar reply. All felt incomplete, not because they thought they needed other parts, but because they were deceived into thinking they needed more of what they already had.

The parts seemed to either think the whole body was a pipe dream, or that it was something to be created far in the future. The eye gave a typical response. “Why should I concern myself with being a whole body when I have not seen everything yet? When I can see perfectly and see everything, then maybe I’ll be ready to join a body.”

Head was somewhat disappointed. It knew the body was not a pipe dream and also knew Eye would never see all there was or see it perfectly. It knew the opportunity was now, but was there anyone who could see it?

Finally, Head presented the vision to the mouth and Mouth was curious and sought contact with Heart. Mouth received desire and love for the whole body from Heart as did Head and joined with the two. The three now became one. Head enjoyed using Heart and Mouth to feel and speak its dreams. Mouth enjoyed using the dreams of Head and feelings of Heart to give life to its words. Then too, Heart enjoyed using Head and Mouth to enunciate his desires.

The three labored many years in search of parts who would cooperate in the creation of a body.

Finally came the day when a few parts gathered around Head who were interested in the idea. Some paid more attention than others, but most received some energy from Heart. Thus they began to not only understand, but to feel the sense of purpose behind the body.

Heart sent a message through Head that all those who feel the desire for completeness should make a commitment toward the union and growth of the body. Most eagerly went ahead and did this. Several were not sure and held back to wait for more assurance.

All joined in the creation of the body in the beginning and all felt some peaceful energy from Heart. Heart wished it could send more, but the amount of energy it could send depended on the amount of link-up the members had with itself and each other. Nevertheless, there was enough cooperation that the members generally felt good about the direction they were going.

Some of the members began to struggle with the commitment they had taken. They had promised to use all their power at their command to help in the creation and union of the body. But some did not understand and reasoned among themselves, until one of the legs said: “I am spending too much time helping the body and getting nothing back. I would do more good for myself as well as the body if I strengthened my own muscles and worked with other unconnected parts out there helping them to increase their own abilities. At least my power to stand will be recognized there.”

Thus did the leg sever himself from the body except for an occasional visit to see how they were standing with a leg missing. When he saw the body floundering in any attempt to move forward he thought: “I knew I was right in withdrawing my energy. Just look at the body’s pathetic state with a leg missing.” Other parts nearby who also considered the body a ridiculous idea came and looked and laughed at the body. Some members felt a feeling of shame, others tried to ignore the scorners.

Heart felt a sad feeling and Head felt it with him. Heart said to Head: “This leg was too anxious to receive strength. When a leg joins to support a body it will feel weaker at first because of the extra load. The weakness made the leg discouraged and he gave up before I could reward him with my energy. All parts must receive my energy or they cannot live in the body. If it could have felt a fullness of the talents of all the body parts, it would have received much satisfaction in helping the body move from one place to another and sharing in the feeling, the thinking, the hearing, the seeing, the smelling, the tasting…

“Separative parts may laugh because we are missing a leg, but there are other legs, and if our leg does not come back then I will replace it and the body will stand up again and the strength thereof will overwhelm the severed leg. He will then feel his own ability to stand decreasing whereas the legs attached to the body will grow in strength and fulfillment.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with me.

“Do not wait until you are weak to come to me, my friend, help me while you are yet in your strength.”

“You complain that the body is in danger of dying, and rightly so, but you blame it on everything but the real cause. Give me my power to breathe and I will fill you with life. The heart must receive oxygen, but it gives out to all cells in the body more than it receives. Give me power to have oxygen and you shall have gifts and more returned to you. Why do you not believe this? Do you not think that I have power to return the gift? Behold, my power is increased as more parts give, but if one part of my body is not working then I must put my attention on it and either heal it or it must be replaced.

“What do you expect me to do if the ear does not hear, or the eye refuses to see for the body, but only for itself? I make the head feel after it to try and activate it and what answer do we get? You are trying to force us. or you are not letting the ear be the ear.

“No one forced you to seek union through the body, but now you have made the commitment you do have a responsibility to do your share. If I remind you of your responsibility you feel forced, but this is your own fault. Live up to your responsibilities that you have freely accepted and you shall be free. If responsibility makes you feel forced then you should ask the head to be relieved of having any responsibility which is being relieved of your commitment. If a part does not believe in taking the responsibility of living up to the commitment then he should not be under it.

“If the ear is only hearing for itself and not for the body, then I will point out the need for cooperation. I am not trying to get the ear to be anything other than the ear. On the contrary, I am saying that if the ear is joined to the body, then it must play its role and be the ear. I will graciously accept whatever the ear can give, but if it gives nothing at all then it is not being an ear for us, is it?

“Thus saith the still small voice of your Master. Oh ye parts of my body, or parts that aspire to be my body. How can we have a body together unless we are all cooperatively able to see, feel, hear, breathe, taste, smell and move? I need you and you need me, but I will not work with a body that is dead. Be alive and you will feel me. Care for the whole and you shall hear me. Open your eyes and you can see me. I am not far away and the day is at hand when the heart center in the head will be open and you will hear my voice through the head. I will come to all of you in an hour that ye think not. Therefore, be ready.

“Behold, if you listen to the words of the Master speaking within your hearts and do according to the feelings which are from me a great miracle can happen. The ears that were loosely connected upside down will join themselves correctly, cooperate together and the whole body will hear the voice of God together in agreement. The eyes which have been suffering with amblyopia will see together as one and the vision of strength, abundance and happiness through union will be wonderful to gaze upon and the whole body will see it together. The nose which has been smelling yellow roses for itself will then smell the flowers of heaven for the body and send the sweet fragrance of enlightenment to all body members. The arms which have been fruitlessly grasping for purpose in the dark will, with the help of the eyes, be able to see in the light of day that which has always been there. They will then easily reach forth and hold with great strength and surety on to purpose and the whole body together will experience the joy of the creation of God.

“The legs will join their strength, face the same direction and gladly shoulder the weight of the body. They will increase in strength until they will be able to carry the whole body more easily than they carried themselves alone. The throat which has been speaking afar off will be attracted to his right place and put the inspiration of God into words that will make all members proud of the body. The head which has been putting all his thought into the survival of the body will be free to dream new dreams, give the body new goals and vision, and show the parts new worlds to conquer.

“The heart, which has had trouble touching all the parts with its life-force and love, will be free to share the feelings of the peace of God, the fires of heaven, and the bliss of union.

“Can you not see that all are to enjoy the fruits of the body as one life? Each individual part will be able to go wherever it wants with the help of the legs, see where it is going with the help of the eyes, hear the birds sing along the way thanks to the ears, smell the flowers with the help of the nose, gather up valuables with the help of the arms, sing the songs of angels with the help of the throat, dream the dreams of God with the help of the brain, and feel the Love of God with the help of the heart.

“Remember the words of the ancient scripture: The Lord our God is One.”

“May the peace of God be with you.”

May 22, 2004

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Dual Meanings


Dual Meanings

Question: Concerning Isaiah 14 where it talks about the fall of Lucifer you seem to go along with the standard interpretation of the fall of an angel whereas Bible scholars say it was symbolically referring to the King of Babylon. Which is correct?

Actually, both views are.

We must remember that the more inspired the words the greater the number of ways they can be interpreted. The fact that Isaiah’s words can be interpreted in so many ways is a strong indication that he is one of the deepest writers of all time.

DK himself said that Isaiah, Ezekiel and John the Beloved are the three greatest writers of the Bible.

Concerning them he wrote:

“Isaiah and Ezekiel are the only two of the Hebrew prophets who had true prophetic and cosmic vision. The others were small, but intelligent men who, from analysis and deduction, assessed the immediate future and indicated immediate possibilities. They had no direct revealing intuition. In the New Testament, John, the beloved disciple, was privileged to gain a cosmic picture and a true prophetic vision which he embodied in the Apocalypse, but he is the only one who so achieved and he achieved because he loved so deeply, so wisely and so inclusively. His intuition was evoked through the depth and intensity of his love-as it was in his Master, the Christ.” Glamour, A World Problem, Page 137

Many scholars in this age believe that John did not write the Apocalypse (The Book of Revelation), but here we are told by a Master of Wisdom that he indeed was the author.

Because Isaiah had a “cosmic vision” he was not only able to write with dual meaning, but his words also applied to multiple cycles of time. In other words, because history repeats itself, he was able to write to his present as well as the future, even our future, a time millennia away from him.

A book of Mormon Prophet writes:

“I did read unto them that which was written by the prophet Isaiah; for I did liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning.” I Nephi 19:23

Nephi here had the right idea in that he related the words of Isaiah to his people. This can be done in any cycle in which they apply.

Christ is quoted as saying:

“And now, behold, I say unto you, that ye ought to search these things. Yea, a commandment I give unto you that ye search these things diligently; for great are the words of Isaiah.

“For surely he spake as touching all things concerning my people which are of the house of Israel; therefore it must needs be that he must speak also to the Gentiles.

And all things that he spake have been and shall be, even according to the words which he spake.” 3 Nephi 23:1-3

The last verse in interesting in that it says that Isaiah’s words “have been and shall be.”

In other words, the great cycles of history will make his words come to pass again and again, but with different peoples and differing circumstances.

In speaking of Lucifer, God told Isaiah to “take up this proverb against the King of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! The golden city ceased!” Isa 14:4.

Thus we have evidence that the words Isaiah wrote were applicable to “the King of Babylon” who was meant to represent Lucifer in that age.

But there is evidence of his dual meaning in that Lucifer applies to something more than an earthly king:

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:12-14

Note that Lucifer was a “son of the morning.” A son of the morning refers to the great archangels who assisted the Most High at the dawn of planetary creation.

Another clue is found in the words: “I will ascend into heaven.”

This would literally apply more to an archangel than an earthly king, but could figuratively apply to a mortal.

Also: “I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.”

Again, we have a dual meaning where his words could apply to a fallen angel.

Concerning the fall of Lucifer DK wrote: “Again, in the council chamber of the Most High, there has not always been peace and understanding, but at times, war and disruption; this is made abundantly clear by several of the stories in the Old Testament. Symbolically speaking, some of the sons of God fell from their high estate, led, at one time, by “Lucifer, Son of the Morning”. This “fall of the angels” was a tremendous event in the history of our planet, but was nevertheless only a passing and interesting phenomenon in the history of the solar system, and a trifling incident in the affairs of the seven constellations, of which our solar system is but one. Pause and consider this statement for a moment, and so readjust your sense of values.” Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 394

Reader Comment: ….for the briefest moment (as in a nanosecond) I had a brief flash of what it would be like for me…as a man to discern “good from evil” and “know it” not as “a man” (or I presently) knows “good and evil”, but as (a) God would/might…more towards the feeling of “an asurety or a level of confidence…it wasn’t a feeling of “power”, but more towards one of “sweet/delightful joy”… …sorry, it didn’t last all that long, and even when I went back and read it again, I didn’t “feel” the same thing…and that’s okay as what was left was “a belief” that it was possible…and also that my present level of discernment of what is “good and/or evil” (or the difference) is still…well, “lacking”…

JJ: This is a great description of the holy instant where the seeker, after a period of contemplation, finds a trigger that projects him into the “eternal now.” This is accomplished through the door of the soul and brings access to knowledge of all true laws and principles.

Because the experience happens in timelessness it does seem less than a “nanosecond,” as he says, and when the pilgrim comes back to time and space it seems so fleeting that he wonders if it wasn’t just his imagination getting the best of him. In fact many dismiss it as imagination and lose it completely and do not re-experience it for some time to come.

The disciple must realize he has had an incident through soul contact and take the time to contemplate immediately after the experience and retrieve for the physical brain as much knowledge as possible. He should write all his thoughts down else he may lose them for they are often fleeting.

The first time or two it may not be much more than outside of an awareness that he had access to something wonderful, but just can’t remember what that wonderful thing was.

The eternal principle is this. “Energy follows thought.” If the seeker places much thought and attention on experiences like these then energy will flow into it and each time it happens he will retrieve greater and greater quantums of knowledge until at long last he can access the “rain cloud of knowable things” at will and comprehension of all laws and principles will be available to him, should he seek to know them and bring them down to the physical plane.

“Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.” Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 – 1944)

May 17, 2004

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Answer to Bailey Critics Part 9

Answer to Bailey Critics Part 9
Ten Good Things

We have covered some of the accusations against Alice A. Bailey, but I will be the first to admit that we have not covered them all. Nevertheless, we have answered enough groundless distortions to illustrate to the reader that if there is evil involved here, that it lies in the heart of the accuser and not the accused.

Concerning any new philosophy, doctrine or movement the advice of Gamaliel relating to the early Christians is forever true:

“And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:

“But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.” Acts 5:38-39

Thus we have one of the major tests as to whether a work is on the side of the light…

It cannot be overthrown.

The principles taught by Alice A. Bailey are supported to me by inner soul confirmation and as such I know the power behind the writings will not pass away, for many of the words are eternal words, and such eternal words which teach true principles cannot be destroyed, but will only grow as good seeds in the minds of humanity.

The teachings of Alice A. Bailey will not pass away or be overthrown, but a thousand years hence will be accepted by a large percentage as the greatest light revealed in the twentieth century.

Many are quick to call that which is not understood or different as evil only to later discover their folly.

Having been a student of the Bailey writings since the mid 1970s let me present to you several teachings which I have embraced which I consider to be on the side of the “good.”

(1) The writings teach that we should trust the inner voice of the soul, or Spirit, rather than the outer voices of orthodox authority.

(2) The true principle of service. To serve humanity as a whole through the realization that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the individual self, but true service will also bring the greatest individual satisfaction in the end.

(3) Light and understanding. I find the writings good because they enlighten my mind and increase my understanding of spiritual principles, the love of God and myself. They reveal a tremendous amount of new knowledge that was hitherto unknown.

(4) The Teaching of Principles. The real test of an inspired work is that principles will be revealed and expanded rather than merely giving out data that may or may not be true. A principle can be recognized by the soul whereas data is difficult to prove or disprove.

(5) The Principle of Harmlessness. Most religions teach a degree of harmlessness and even the critics of Alice A. Bailey believe it to a degree, but the writings give a new depth of meaning to the principle. If we are harmless in word and deed then the negative effects we produce are negligible and we can thus become an agent for the good, the beautiful and the true and become a master in the world of causes.

(6) The Law of Correspondences. “As above, so below, as below so above.” (but with subtle differences) Learning more about this has lead me to many new avenues of truth. The Bailey writings prove themselves again and again by inviting the reader to test them with this law.

(7) The Revelation of the Seven Rays. The Bailey writings give a wealth of information on the seven creative rays, corresponding to the “Seven Spirits before the throne of God.” Their meaning and the various levels of correspondences are explored.

(8) The Revelation of the Nine Initiations. When a disciple has achieved a certain level of accomplishment he receives a recognition by the Spiritual Watchers. This recognition of achievement of spiritual development is called an initiation, for the seeker through his various struggles has achieved a new plateau in consciousness, control over the lower nature, and power to serve.

(9) The Revelation of the Masters of Wisdom and the existence of the Kingdom of God.

These Masters are individuals of high accomplishment who have overcome death (from our point of view) and work directly with Christ who is their teacher and Master. These are called “holy men that ye know not of” in the Mormon scriptures and have achieved a “better resurrection” as taught in the Bible.

(10) The Doctrine of Eternal Progression. Past teachers have merely scratched the surface on this teaching but the Bailey writings explore the future of our progress as well as our past in more depth than any other writing in existence.

So do these and other writings which seem to be good really have an inherent evil behind them that I am unable to see after decades of study?

I do not think so.

To find such evil one would have to be like the Pharisees in the days of Jesus:

“But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.” Matt 12:24-28

The Bailey writings teach that which is good and cast the adversary of evil out of the mind. If then the Bailey writings are evil the kingdom of evil is divided against itself, but if they are good they will stand forever as undivided truth from the kingdom of God.

Hear another scripture:

“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Matt 7:16-20

It is interesting that Alice A. Bailey is one of the few teachers in our history that critics have failed to find much fault with. She lived an exemplary life of service with no apparent motive for power or wealth.

Those who are attracted to her writings are usually intelligent, loving people with a desire to be of selfless service to humanity.

The Bailey writings have a much more powerful influence for good than many suspect. At this point in history they are mainly intended to be understood by the few who will teach the many.

For example, the initiate Napoleon Hill was a student of the Ancient Wisdom and was directly contacted by the Masters. During the depression he gave advice periodically to President Roosevelt and on one occasion he told him a Bailey teaching that struck a chord with him:

“There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.”

Roosevelt picked this up and related it to the nation turning the tide of the Great Depression. Definitely a good thing.

Aug 29, 2001

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Answer to Bailey Critics Part 8

Answer to Bailey Critics Part 8
The Two Female Prophets

Distortion Number Nine

“If you believe the Bailey writings then you must accept every teaching given out by the Theosophical Society, for they were both from the same source.”

Before we cover this let me mention that Alice A. Bailey was never the President of the Theosophical Society (as some critics claim) that was founded by H. P. Blavatsky. She was a member, and lead study classes, but never had a lot of authority in the organization. In addition, there are numerous teachers associated with Theosophy with oconflicting views who were not endorsed by Bailey but often unfairly linked to her.

The Theosophical Society began distancing themselves from Bailey as soon as she began receiving transmissions. She became a basic outcast from the group and only a handful of Theosophists followed her in creating a new organization. Even today, when many serious metaphysical students recognize that the Bailey writings are on a higher order than Blavatsky’s, the society has an eerie silence concerning her. They teach the principle of continuing revelation yet they seem to feel that both God and the Masters have been silent for some time now.

This is an interesting correspondence to the Mormon Church which also believes in a continuing revelation, yet current revelators are always overlooked while awaiting some future one working through authorized channels.

Djwhal Khul assisted Blavatsky as well as Alice A. Bailey in the revelation of their teachings, but the method of help for the two was very different, making two very different in presentation, yet both were what was needed for the time.

The difference in the presentation of the two comes mainly because H. P. Blavatsky put the writing in her own words and Alice A. Bailey acted as a transmitter and her revelations were the actual words or thoughts of a 250 year old Master.

Because H. P. Blavatsky put her teachings in her own words, it is her personality, thoughts and flaws which are revealed in her writings whereas the Bailey material give us a window into the mind of a Master of whom death is no barrier.

In fact if one wants proof that Bailey herself did not pen the revealed material, all he has to do is read a book of her own writings and then read one of the books transmitted by Djwhal Khul. A little study reveals beyond dispute that the two sets of writings were authored by two separate minds.

The question is then, if H. P. Blavatsky was indeed assisted by Masters, but did not act as a transmitter as Alice A. Bailey how then did the Masters help her?

It helps to understand the two different purposes of the two women. Blavatsky was a restorer of much knowledge which has been on the earth, but lost, whereas Alice A. Bailey was as revealer of new teachings, many of which have never been given out to humanity.

To assist Blavatsky in her mission of the restoration of many teachings past, Djwhal Khul worked with her where her talent was which was etheric vision. He would present to her many manuscripts ancient and modern which were not in her library, and many were not to be found in any library in the western hemisphere. She would study these manuscripts from her room in America, England or India (wherever she happened to be living) and then quote from them and expound in her own words.

This ability to pull writings and quotes out of the air was very frustrating for Bertram Keightley who was assisting her with editing and publishing in England.

One day Blavatsky included two four line stanzas from a poem that Keightley felt should be referenced so he brought the manuscript to her and asked where the quote had come from. Blavatsky would not immediately give him the reference so Keightly left it with her in hope that she would make a notation.

A while later she returned and under the quote Blavatsky had simply written: “Alfred Tennyson.”

Now this threw Keightly for a loop for he was a Tennyson expert and thought he had a collection of everything he had ever written. For one thing the quote did not sound to him like Tennyson’s writing and he was sure that it was in none of his collections. Even so, he researched everything he could find in the writings, but to no avail – the quote was not there.

After an exhaustive search he went back to Blavatsky stating that he was sure the quote did not belong to Tennyson and if he could not verify the source he would refuse to use it.

Blavatsky then became irritable and demanded to be left alone. A short time later Keightly checked back with her and was handed a sheet of paper having on it written: “The Gem – 1831.”

Thus frustrated Keightly all the more for he knew that Tennyson had never written a poem called “The Gem,” and could not think of anything named “The Gem” related to him.

After stating his doubts to HPB he was abruptly told by the female seer that was all he was getting.

Now under normal circumstances Keightly would have discounted the quote, but his experience with Blavatsky’s accuracy made him check a little deeper.

He went to the British Museum Reading Room and checked with some Tennyson experts there. They all came to the same conclusion that he had, that the stanza did not sound like Tennyson and they had never heard of the poem or anything called “The Gem.”

As a last resort, he asked to see Mr. Richard Garnett, the famous Head of the Reading Room and asked him about the quote. He also did not think it sounded like Tennyson and could not link it to any published work. As Keightly was about to give up the search Mr Garnett asked him if he had checked the Catalogue of Periodical Publications that he seemed to remember an obscure short-lived publication named “The Gem” listed there.

Keightly immediately checked it out and was fortunate enough to find the back issues of this publication. He looked through the issues for the year 1831, as noted by Blavatsky, and to his delight found an obscure poem written by Tennyson.

The reason the writing did not sound like Tennyson to the experts is because it was written by him when he was just 17, before he had developed his famous writing style.

The poem was named “No More” and was quoted correctly word for word by Blavatsky as follows:

“Oh sad No More! Oh sweet No More!

Oh strange No More!

By a mossed brookbank on a stone

I smelt a wildweed-flower alone;

There was a ringing in my ears,

And both my eyes gushed out with tears.

Surely all pleasant things had gone before,

Lowburied fathomdeep beneath with thee, No More!”

Taken from From: The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky, by Daniel Caldwell, Pages 339-340

She thus produced hundreds, perhaps thousands of quotes out of apparently thin air that were not in her library and some of them were from manuscripts not known to any man.

If Djwhal Khul wanted her to follow a certain line of thought he would communicate with her the direction and supply the needed manuscripts, but basically all her works were in her own words subject to her own bias and flaws in thinking.

This was as it had to be, for the world was not yet ready to receive and accept writings directly from the mind of a Master of Wisdom, and H. P. Blavatsky was probably too independent to cooperate as diligently as Alice A. Bailey did.

Whereas Blavatsky was never particularly religious and had a great distrust of orthodox religion and ministers (which shows in her writings) Alice A. Bailey was raised in a religious atmosphere and considered becoming a minister. Bailey had a great love for Christ, the scriptures and their teachings, and this shows in her writings.

Bailey was told that Blavatsky gave out the beginning teachings for the new age and that she would give out intermediate teachings. Then after the year 2025 more advanced teachings would be given.

Blavatsky, as we said, put her writings in her own words, but Bailey received the writings directly from Djwhal Khul and wrote them down as they were transmitted. Sometimes she would disagree with the wording and the two would argue mentally back and forth as to the best way to put the thought in writing.

In the beginning of the work (which lasted several decades) she would register the words with inner hearing, word for word, but after years of practice she reached a stage where their minds became almost as one to the extent that she received the information in packages.

She never went into a trance state, but transmitted all the material in full consciousness of what was being written down.

Having studied both Blavatsky and Alice A. Bailey here are my observations. Both of them have performed an invaluable service for the knowledge they have made available to humanity, but as far as giving weight to the words produced, I take the words of Alice A. Bailey more seriously because the transmitted teachings are the actual words of a Master who sees from a higher angle of vision than teachers in this human kingdom. In addition to this, word for word they register strongly with my soul.

Even though Blavatsky did a great job, I find myself not getting soul confirmation on some of the things she wrote whereas I get a more consistent confirmation on the Bailey writings.

If one wishes to check out some of the Bailey writings I would recommend starting with “A Treatise on White Magic.”

Aug 27, 2001

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