Clarifying Magic

Clarifying Magic

I was asked to further clarify my views on magic to further clarify my views on magic.

First of all, let me make clear that there are different definitions floating around out there and, as is the case with any teacher, the student must learn how he is defining his terms so the communication can be effective.

First let me restate the definition of magic as I use it:

“It is the manifestation or the influence of things on the dense physical plane with power that does not come from this plane.”

I have created this definition to not only harmonize with my own thinking but with Djwahl Khul (DK) and Theosophical writings.

Some say that magic is that which happens which is beyond our understanding. This would mean that computers are magical to most of us for few understand how they work.

This may work for some definitions of the term but technology or even that which is beyond our understanding is not all magical according to the above definition.

For one thing, the principles of true magic are not beyond our understanding. It is possible to gain a full understanding of magic and how it works. If this were to happen then would it no longer be magic? No. Magic is not magic because it is not understood for it is still magic after it is understood. Nothing changes.

Jesus was the master white magician and he understood what he was doing and it was still magic even to him.

I understand the reluctance of calling Jesus a magician for it seemed odd to me at first but then when one realizes that miracles are also magical it makes perfect sense.

Anyone who believes in miracles also believes in the magical work of the soul and spirit of God within. The real problem is the word has been the subject of much bias because it is associated with the dark side and Satan by most religious ones.

A rose is a rose by any other name and if magic is called a miracle then it is still magic.

A reader wondered about magic as being something acting outside of law.

No. This is not the case. The whole universe and all the spheres within it are all governed by law. Magic uses law, but it is not restricted to Newtonian type physical laws.

Magic brings down into the physical results that are the product of interplay of energies above the physical with the physical.

Let us give an example of lower and higher magic. I use the term lower instead of black because lower magic is used by both the white and the black magicians, but only the white magician can use the higher magic of the soul.

Let us use healing as an example.

Healing by lower magic:

This can be done by hypnotism and seed thoughts that can stimulate belief and in some cases neutralize disease and bring a flow of healing pranic energy.

If the Brother of Light uses these tools he does so only with the idea of assisting the one in need. If the one on the dark path uses it he does so to increase his power over his associates and set himself up for a spokesman for the god without.

Healing by higher magic:

The Brother of Light seeks the highest spiritual contact for himself through the soul as well as for the one to be healed. If successful he will bring down high spiritual energy that stimulates the lower healing energies into circulation so the person will be healed.

This is white magic whether the healer completely understands what is going on or not. All operates according to the interplay of lower and higher law even though the result may seem to suspend natural law.

A reader gives us this quote from Djwahl Khul

“The Master Jesus, who is the focal point of the energy that flows through the various Christian churches, is at present living in a Syrian body, and dwells in a certain part of the Holy Land. He travels much and passes considerable time in various parts of Europe. He works specially with masses more than with individuals, though he has gathered around him quite a numerous body of pupils. He is upon the sixth Ray of Devotion, or Abstract Idealism, and his pupils are frequently distinguished by that fanaticism and devotion which manifested in earlier Christian times amongst the martyrs. He himself is rather a martial figure, a disciplinarian, and a man of iron rule and will. He is tall and spare with rather a long thin face, black hair, pale complexion and piercing blue eyes.”  (Initiation, Human and Solar – Chapter VI – The Lodge of Masters, by Alice A. Bailey)

Question: “So is Jesus still mingling with us down here, or did he go back to the etheric level years ago?”

JJ: This statement was first published in 1922 and probably written even earlier. It sounds like it was describing a man at least 40 years or older which could mean he laid down that body some time ago. Part of the plan was for the Master Jesus to assume control of the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1925 DK wrote: “The Master Jesus will take a physical vehicle, and with certain of His chelas effect a re-spiritualisation of the Catholic churches, breaking down the barrier separating the Episcopal and Greek churches from the Roman. This may be looked for, should plans progress as hoped, about the year 1980.” Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 759

I believe the “vehicle” Jesus planned on working through was Pope John Paul the First, but the plans of the Hierarchy were delayed by his poisoning after serving just 33 days in office.

There is a fascinating book giving a lot of evidence of his murder. The book is called In God’s Name written by David A. Yallop, copyright 1984.

As far as the coming of Christ is concerned, I believe the Brotherhood was overly optimistic after World War II. Evil had been dealt a deadly blow and it appeared that good may dominate to the extent that Christ could soon make an appearance.

Three things have happened that still places his appearance some time in the future.

[1] The powers of evil regrouped faster and with more power than was anticipated.

[2] Numerous disciples who incarnated to prepare the way got stuck in ancient thoughtforms and focused on Piscean goals rather than the new Aquarian.

[3] The inertia among the masses is great causing tremendous resistance to change.

On another note, a reader says this:

“Perhaps you have heard this before, but it is said that in the Kennedy-Nixon debates, people who listened on the radio thought Nixon won, but people who watched television thought Kennedy won. The differences being many of the things which you cited here.”

JJ: I was 15 at the time and watched every debate with great interest on television.

At the time I thought Nixon was the better debater but that Kennedy was better looking and had more charisma. The reason I was more impressed with Nixon was that he often spoke off the cuff with no notes whereas Kennedy relied heavily on his notes and text he always had in front of him. I remember that Nixon one time gave Kennedy a bad time for always using his notes when he didn’t need any. It was the one time during the debate that Kennedy looked a little shaken by Nixon.

They both did very good in the debates and there hasn’t been a national debate that has come close to equaling it since.

Nixon seemed to be a lot more intelligent, human and energetic back then than when he later became president. I liked the young Nixon, but not take to the older Nixon.

I wasn’t really converted to Kennedy until he gave his inaugural address. It was the most inspiring speech by a president since the Gettysburg address. From the moment he said “ask not what your country can do for you…” I was converted and was looking forward to him serving two terms.

I remember when I heard the news that he was shot it was as upsetting as losing a family member. Then later I felt very sad again when Bobby was killed.

Is it possible that John and Bobby were not supposed to die but would have been instruments in preparing the way for an early return of the Christ?

One never knows what could have been, but one thing is sure. Assassination is a tool that has been used many times by the dark ones to achieve their goals.

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!” — Jonathan Winters

Aug 11, 2007

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