Wednesday, 31 January 2001

Chapter One: Death and Departure

CHAPTER ONE: Death and Departure (Cases 1 & 2)

Case 1:

"Oh, my god! I'm not really dead - am I? I mean, my body is dead - I can see it below me - but I am floating...I can look down and see my body lying flat in the hospital bed. Everyone around me thinks I'm dead, but I'm not. I want to shout, hey, I'm not really dead! This is so incredible...the nurses are pulling a sheet over my head...people I know are crying. I'm supposed to be dead, but I'm still alive! It's strange, because my body is absolutely dead while I'm moving around it from above. I'm alive!"

1. These words were spoken by a man in deep hypnosis, reliving a death experience. A little earlier, following instructions during trance induction, he was age-regressed in a return to childhood memories. He was then moved through an imaginary time tunnel to his last life on Earth.

2. This man feels what it is like to be a spirit newly separated from a physical body.

“Well…I’m rising higher…still floating…looking back at my body. It’s like watching a movie, only I’m in it! The doctor is comforting my wife and daughter. My wife is sobbing (subject wiggles with discomfort in his chair). I’m trying to reach into her mind…to tell her everything is all right with me. She is so overcome by grief I’m not getting through. I want her to know my suffering is gone…I’m free of my body…I don’t need it any more…that I will wait for her. I want her to know that…but she is…not listening to me. Oh, I‘m moving away now…”

3. The process of moving further into the spirit world starts.

4. Souls are quite capable of leaving and returning to their host bodies, particularly in life threatening situations when the body is dying.

5. The descriptions of subjects mentally going through their past deaths do not contradict the reported statements of people who have actually died in this life for a few minutes. People in deep trance state are capable of describing what life is like after permanent physical death.

6. Similarities between the two groups:

- Both find themselves floating around their bodies

- Both report being frustrated in their attempts to talk to living people who don’t respond

- Both feel a pulling sensation away from the place where they died

- Both experience relaxation and curiosity rather than fear

- Both feel a euphoric sense of freedom and brightness around them

- Both experience the “tunnel effect” of brilliant whiteness totally surrounding them or the brightness is farther away from an area of darker space through which they are being pulled.

Case 2:

Death scene.

“…I am dying (subject begins to whisper while holding his hands at the throat). I’m choking…blood pouring down…the pain…terrible…I’m getting out now…it’s over, anyway”.

1. Souls often leave their human hosts moments before actual death when their bodies are in great pain. Nevertheless they do stay close by the dying body

2. Contrary to what some people believe, souls often have little interest in what happens to their bodies once they are physically dead. This is not callousness over personal situations and the people they leave behind on Earth, but an acknowledgement of these souls to the finality of mortal death. They have a desire to hurry on their way to the beauty of the spirit world.

3. However, many others want to hover around the place where they died for a few Earth days, usually until after their funerals. Time is apparently accelerated for souls and days on Earth may be only minutes to them.

4. There are a variety of motivations for the lingering soul:

- Those who have been murdered or killed unexpectedly in an accident often do not leave right away. These souls are frequently bewildered or angry. The hovering soul syndrome is particularly true of deaths with young people.

- To abruptly detach from a human form, even after a long illness, is still a jolt for the average soul. There is also something symbolic about the normal three-day funeral. Though souls really have no morbid curiosity to see their funerals (emotions in the spirit world are not the same as we experience here on Earth), soul entities appreciate the respect given to the memory of their physical life by surviving relatives and friends.

- One basic reason is the desire to mentally reach out to comfort loved ones before progressing further into the spirit world. The departed soul knows those left on Earth will see them again in the spirit world and probably later in other lives as well. But on the other hand, mourners at a funeral generally feel they have lost a loved one forever.

5. The comforting soul. Many subjects recall frustration at being unable to effectively use their energy to mentally touch a human being who is unreceptive due to shock and grief, yet:

- When the newly departed soul does find a way to give solace to the living - however briefly – they usually are satisfied and want to then move on quickly away from Earth’s astral plane

- We are capable of feeling the comforting of the souls of lost loved ones, especially during or right after funerals

- Subjects say that as souls they are able to help those on Earth connect their inner minds to the spirit world itself. As it has been wisely said, people are not really gone as long as they are remembered by those left on Earth. Death does not break our continuity with the immortal soul of those we love simply because they have lost the physical personhood of a mortal body. Despite their many activities, these departed souls are still able to reach us if called upon.

6. The disturbed spirit. Occasionally, a spirit does not want to leave the Earth after physical death. This is due to some unresolved problem which has had a severe impact on its consciousness. In these abnormal cases, help is available from higher, caring entities who can assist in the adjustment process from the other side. The enigma of ghosts portrayed in books and movies has been greatly overblown.

7. How should we best perceive and prepare for our own death? If we have a long illness leading to death, there is time to adequately prepare the mind once initial shock, denial and depression have passed. When we face death suddenly, the mind takes a short cut through this sort of progression.

- As the end of our physical life draws near, each of us has the capacity to fuse with our higher consciousness. Dying is the easiest period in our lives for spiritual awareness, when we can sense our soul is connected to the eternity of time.

- Almost everyone acquires a peaceful detachment near the end as if, dying people are given access to a supreme knowledge of eternal consciousness and this frequently shows in their faces. Many realize something universal is out there waiting and it will be good.

Dying people are undergoing a metamorphosis of separation by their souls from an adopted body. People associated death as losing our life force, when actually the opposite is true. We forfeit our body in death, but our eternal life energy unites with the force of a divine oversoul. Death is not darkness, but light.

Tuesday, 30 January 2001

Chapter Two: Gateway To The Spirit World

CHAPTER TWO: Gateway To The Spirit World (Cases 3, 4 & 5)

1. The tunnel effect souls experience when leaving Earth is the portal to the spirit world.

2. Although souls leave their bodies swiftly, it appears that entry into the spirit world is a carefully measured process.

3. Later when we return to Earth in another life, the route back is described as being more rapid.

4. The location of the tunnel in relation to the Earth varies between accounts of subjects. Some newly dead see it opening up right near them over their bodies while others say they move high above the Earth before they enter the tunnel.

5. However, in all cases the time lapse in reaching this passageway is negligible once the soul leaves Earth.

Case 3:

Account of going through the tunnel.

“It’s a…hollow, dim vent…and there is a small circle of light at the other end”

“I feel a tugging…a gentle pull…I think I’m supposed to drift through this tunnel…and I do. It is more grey than dark now, because the bright circle is expanding in front of me. It’s as if I’m being summoned forward”

“The circle of light grows very wide and…I’m out of the tunnel. There is a…cloudy brightness…a light fog. I’m filtering through it. It’s so…still…it is such a quiet place to be in…I am in a place of spirits…”

Thought! I feel the…power of thought all around me. I feel…thoughts of love…companionship…empathy…and it’s all combined with…anticipation…as if others are…waiting for me.”

“I’m not scared. When I was in the tunnel, I was more…disoriented. Yes, I feel secure…I’m aware of thoughts reaching out to me…of caring…nurturing. It is strange, but there is also the understanding around me of just who I am and why I am here now.”

“I sense a harmony of thought everywhere”

1. This subject, having been taken through the death experience and the tunnel, continues to make tranquil mental adjustments to her bodiless state while pulling further into the spirit world.

2. Once through the tunnel, most souls now fully realize they are not really dead, but have simply left the encumbrance of an Earth body which has died.

3. Much initial reaction depends on their respective maturity and recent life experiences. The most common type of reaction is: “Oh, wonderful, I’m home in this beautiful place again.”

4. There are those highly developed souls who move so fast out of their bodies that much of what is described thus far is a blur as they home into their spiritual destinations. These are the pros and they are a distinct minority on Earth.

5. It is the younger souls with fewer past lives who remain attached to Earth’s environment right after death.

Case 4

Emerging from the tunnel; differing densities.

Most subjects report that as they emerge from the mouth of the tunnel, things are still unclear for awhile. This could be due to the density of the plane surrounding Earth, called the
kamaloka by Theosophists.

The next case describes this area from the perspective of a more analytical subject.

The soul of this subject demonstrates considerable observational insight into form, colors, and vibrational levels

“Things are…layered…sort of…like a cake…I mean some cakes have small tops and are wide at the bottom. It’s not like that when I get through the tunnel. I see layers…levels of light…they appear to me to be…translucent (allowing light, but not detailed shapes, to pass through; semi-transparent: e.g. her beautiful translucent skin)…indented…”

“It’s not solid, although you might think so at first. It’s layered – the levels of light are all woven together in…stratified threads.

“For me it
(the spirit world)
is…mostly sweeping, non-material energy which is broken into layers by light and dark color variations. I think something is…pulling me into my proper level of travel and trying to relax me, too…”

“I’m hearing sounds. An…echo…of music…musical tingling…wind chimes…vibrating with my movements…so relaxing”
(Other people have defined these sounds as vibrational in nature, similar to riding on the resonance from the twang of a tuning fork)

“…and I have memory of scent and taste, too. Yes…the memory of our physical senses stay with us after death…the waves of musical notes here are so beautiful…bells…strings…such tranquility.”

1. Subjects who speak about spiritual layering could possibly be seeing astral planes.

2. In metaphysical writings, a lot is written about planes above the Earth. Astral planes have historically (the Vedas, and Eastern texts) represented a series of rising dimensions above the physical or tangible world, which blend into the spiritual.

3. These invisible regions have been experienced by people over thousands of years through meditative, out-of-body observations of the mind.

4. Astral planes also have been described as being less dense as one moves farther away from the heavy influences of Earth.

Case 5:

This is a soul who is still troubled after passing through the tunnel. The subject’s previous life was as a man who, at age thirty-six, died of a heart attack on a Chicago street in 1902. He left behind a large family of young children and a wife who was deeply loved. They were very poor.

“Oh…I’m out of it (tunnel) God, this place is big! It’s so bright and clean – it even smells good. I am looking at a beautiful ice palace. It’s enormous…it looks like bright, sparkling, crystal…colored stones shining all around me.”

“This place is infinite…so majestic…and peaceful. I…can’t fully enjoy it…I don’t want to go further…Maggie…
(subject’s widow)

(subject jerks upright in the chair)
“Good! I see my guide coming towards me…she knows what I need…I say to her I can’t go on…that I need to know Maggie and the children are going to be okay…she is comforting me – but I’m too loaded down.”

(shouting) “I tell her (guide), “Why did you allow this to happen? How could you do this to me? You made me go through such pain and hardship with Maggie and now you cut off our life together.” She (guide)
is trying to soothe me. Telling me I did a good job and that I will soon see my life ran its intended course.”

(pause) “In my mind…information comes to me…of the future on Earth…that the family I getting on without me…accepting that I am gone…they are going to make it…and we will all see each other again…I feel…peace…(with a sigh)
…I am ready to go now.”

1. This subject’s interpretation of the spirit world appearing as an ice palace yet there are other subjects who talk of seeing buildings and being in furnished rooms.

2. The state of hypnosis by itself does not create these images. Logically, people should not be recalling such physical structures in a non-material world unless we consider these scenes of Earth’s natural environment are intended to aid in the soul’s transition and adjustment from physical death.

3. These sights have individual meanings for every subject, all of whom are affected by their Earth experiences.

4. A benevolent spiritual force allows for terrestrial mirages to comfort us by their familiarity. Our planetary memories never die – they whisper forever into the soul-mind on the winds of mythical dreams just as images of the spirit world do so within the human mind.

5. The first images of the spirit world may vary between subjects (some scenes: fields of wildflowers; castle towers rising in the distance; rainbows under an open sky) but once a subject in trance continues further into the spirit world to describe the functional aspects of spiritual life, their comments become more uniform.

6. As in the situation of Case 5, there is no question that some souls do carry the negative baggage of a difficult past life longer than others, despite the calming influences of the spirit world.

7. It is erroneous to think all souls become omniscient (all knowing) at death because adjustment periods vary.

8. The time of soul adjustment depends upon:
o The circumstances of death
o Attachments of each soul to the memories of the life just ended, and
o The level of advancement

9. If a soul has been traumatized by unfinished business, usually the first entity it sees right after death is its guide. These highly developed spiritual teachers are prepared to take the initial brunt of a soul’s frustration following an untimely death.

10. Case 5 will eventually make a healthy adjustment to the spirit world by allowing his guide to assist him during the balance of his incoming trip.

11. However, our guides do not encourage the complete working out of thought disorders at the spiritual gateway. More on his later; detailed reviews and karmic learning lessons involving life and death will be described in later chapters.

12. The guide in Case 5 offered a brief visualization of accelerated Earth time as a means of soothing this soul.

13. Above all else, the spirit world represents a place of supreme quiescence (a state or period of inactivity or dormancy) to the traveling soul.

14. But we are not alone immediately following death; we are not isolated or unaided. Unseen intelligent energy forces guide each of us through the gate.

15. Our guides and a number of soulmates and friends wait for us close to the gateway. We feel their presence from the moment of death. They provide recognition, affection and assurance.

16. Much of our initial readjustment depends upon the influence of these kindly entities towards our returning soul.

Monday, 29 January 2001

Chapter Three: Homecoming

CHAPTER THREE: Homecoming (Cases, 6,7,8 & 9)

The welcome home.

1. How do we recognize friendly spirits who meet us, since encountering them after death is so important?

2. There is a general consensus among subjects about how souls look to each other (soul identity) in the spirit world. They may appear as a mass of energy. But it is also possible for non-organic soul energy to display human characteristics. This capacity of souls to project a former life forms when communicating with each other is but one of an incalculable number of “appearances” which can be assumed by souls from their basic energy substance.

3. Another feature of soul identity – the possession of a particular color aura will be discussed in Chapter 6 (Transition)

4. Most subjects report the first person they see in the spirit world is their personal guide. However, we can also be met by a soulmate.

5. Guides and soulmates are not the same.

6. Usually if a former relative or close friend appears to the incoming soul, their regular guides might be absent from the scene but are somewhere in close proximity – observing in their own way.

Case 6:

1. This is one where the welcoming soulmate entity is not the subject’s primary guide, but is there to provide loving encouragement.

2. A curious phenomenon in the spirit world is that important people in our lives are always able to greet us, even though they may already be living another life in a new body. This is explained in Chapter Six. Chapter Ten examines the ability of souls to divide their essence so they can be in more than one body at a time on Earth.

3. At this juncture in a soul’s passage, the carry-on baggage of Earth’s physical and mental burdens are diminishing for two reasons:

a) The evidence of a carefully directed order and harmony in the spirit world has brought back the remembrance of what we left behind before we chose life in physical form.

b) There is the overwhelming impact of seeing people we thought we would never meet again after they died on Earth.

Case 7:

Meeting up again.

“It’s so…warm and comforting. I’m relieved to be away from Earth. I just want to stay here always. There is no tension, or worries, only a sense of well being. I’m just floating…how beautiful…”

“Familiarity…Uh mm…people…friends…are here, I think. I…have a sensation of their presence…people I knew”

“I see…Lights…soft…kind of cloudy-like…they are growing…blobs of energy…and I know they are people! We are drifting towards each other, but I am slower than they are because…I am uncertain what to do…”

“I’m starting to recognize them – they are sending images into my mind – thoughts about themselves and…the shape are changing…into people!”

“Oh…look! It’s him! (Begins to laugh and cry at the same time) I think it’s…yes – it’s Larry
(husband from subject’s last life)
– he is in front of everybody else – he is the first one I really see! Now I know the ones I want most to see are in front…some of my other friends are in the back. The ones at the back are…hazy…far off…but, I have the sensation of their presence. Larry is in front…coming up to me…”

“We had such a wonderful life together – Gunther was so strong – everyone in his family was against our marriage – Jean deserted from the navy to save me from the bad life I was living in Marseilles…”

1. The subject is so excited her past lives are tumbling one on top of the other. Larry, Gunther, and Jean were all former husbands, but the same soulmate.

2. Subject goes on to describe other familiar people in the “welcoming committee”. And says what determines the sequence of how all these people come to greet her is how much they all mean to each other.

3. Our reception committee is planned in advance for us as we enter the spirit world. Case 7 demonstrates how uplifting familiar faces can be to the incoming young soul.

4. There are a different number of entities waiting in greeting parties after each life.

5. Although the meeting format varies, depending on the soul’s special needs, there is nothing haphazard about our spiritual associates knowing exactly when we are due and where to meet us upon our arrival in the spirit world.

6. The size of the welcoming party not only changes for everyone after each life, but is drastically reduced to almost nothing for more advanced souls where spiritual comfort becomes less necessary (Case 9)

7. There are 3 ways newly arrived souls are received back into the spirit world:

a) They are met shortly after death by a principal entity, followed by others of decreasing influence (Cases 6 & 7).

b) They are met right after death by their own spiritual guide in a quiet, meaningful encounter where no one else is revealed in the immediate vicinity (Case 5 & 8).

c) They are met by no one (Case 9)

8. The emotional meetings which take place between souls at this interval during the spiritual passage are only a prelude to our eventual placement within a specific group of entities at our own maturity level. Spiritual organizational arrangements, involving how groups form and are cross-matched with other entities, are described in subsequent chapters. It is important to understand that welcoming entities may not be part of our own particular learning group in the spirit world.

9. Simply because they choose to meet us right after death out of love and kindness does not mean they will all be part of our spiritual learning group when we arrive at the final destination of this journey.

10. It is interesting to note that the old-fashioned religious term of having a “guardian angel” is now used metaphysically to denote an empathetic spirit.

11. It is repeatedly reported that the soul itself is androgynous, and yet, in the same breath, subjects declare sex is not an unimportant factor.

12. All souls can and do assume male and female mental impressions towards other entities as a form of identity preference.

Case 8:

Being met by own spiritual guide and also recognition plus projecting human features as a soul; in your own image.

“Yes, it’s my friend Rachel who is coming to meet me…she is always here for me when I die”

“She doesn’t always stay here. No, she is with me a lot – in my mind – when I need her. She is my own guardian (said with possessive pride)”

“Rachel wants to show herself to me as a woman for the visual knowing and it is a mental thing as well with her…as souls there are periods in our existence when we are more inclined toward one gender than another. Eventually, this gender preference evens out”

“I have known Rachel before on Earth, once, long ago, she was close to me in life…now she is my guardian…I feel a calmness…tranquility…love…when I look at her”

“We sort of look at each other with eyes in a human way…but different…You see the mind behind what we take to be eyes, because that is what we relate to on Earth. Of course, we can do the same thing as humans on Earth, too…when you look into a certain person’s eyes on the ground – even people you have just met – and see a light you have known before…well, that tells you something about them. As a human you don’t know why – but
your soul remembers.”

“Sometimes on Earth, when two people look at each other, they may feel they have known each other before…it’s déjà vu.”

“Even if Rachel did not project herself in human form to me, we can always identify each other by the mind. But it’s nicer this way; it’s a social thing…seeing a human face puts you at ease…particularly in the readjustment period right after leaving Earth…I feel better when I see others I have known before too…”

No one speaks, we communicate by the mind telepathically…it is possible for souls to have private conversations which cannot be picked up by others…this is done by touch…touching communication…when two spirits come close to each other they are co-joined and they can send private thoughts which passes between them by touch.”

“A soul may show you one face at the gateway to the spirit world and another image later in a different situation….a lot of how we present ourselves to each other depends on what we are feeling right then…what relationship we have with a certain person and where we are…the identity souls project to each other depends on timing and location in the spirit world as well as mood, and maybe psychological state of mind when they meet.”

“We can know the true character of a soul’s consciousness even with all these changes in each other’s image; the image that one projects never hides who you really are from the rest of us…All of us really
only have one identity, regardless of the number of facial features we might project as souls.”

“You see everyone as they truly are. Usually the more immature souls only want their best side to show because of what you might think of them – they don’t fully appreciate that it is what you are striving for that is more important, not how you appear…but we don’t judge…
in the end they are all going to be all right.”

1. The spirit world is a place of supreme all-knowing intelligent consciousness, yet it appears that souls have moods and vanity as though they were back on Earth.

2. The concept of souls having fallibility comes as a surprise to some people. Statements from subjects like Case 8 indicate most of us are still far from perfect beings in the spirit world. The essential purpose of reincarnation is self-improvement.

“Once in a while we see souls from other planets other than Earth…people are people no matter how they look on their physical worlds…I kind of stick with my own people, but we can assume any features we want for communication…”

1. Gaining information from subjects who are able to recall leading physical past lives in non-human form on other worlds is always challenging.

2. Recollection of these experiences is usually limited to older, more advanced souls (more on this later).

Case 9:

Met by no one; the old pros.

“I feel a great sense of relief and move out fast…I shoot up like a column of light and I’m on my way…it has been this fast since my last series of lives…I don’t know why, I don’t need to see anybody – I’m in a hurry…there was a time when it was good to be met by someone but I don’t require that sort of thing anymore.

“It was…a mutual decision…between my teacher and me…to allow me to enter the spirit world without assistance…when I knew I could handle things by myself…I know where m going and I’m anxious to get there…I’m being pulled along by a magnet and I just enjoy the ride…”

“We have energy…within an energy field…we generate energy ourselves…we can use these forces depending on our experience…my maturity level does give me some element of control in the rate and direction of travel…but not right here…later, when I am settled I can move around much more on my own…now, I’m being pulled and I’m supposed to go with it…I’m moving alone…being homed into my proper space…
going where I belong.”

1. In hypnosis, the analytical conscious mind works in conjunction with the unconscious mind to receive and answer messages directed to our deep-seated memories.

2. All subjects bring their own segments of knowledge to bear on answering questions about the spirit world.

Sunday, 28 January 2001

Chapter Four: The Displaced Soul

CHAPTER FOUR: The Displaced Soul (Case 10)

There are entities that either have not made it this far after physical death, or will be diverted from the normal route.

1. These are souls who have been so severely damaged they are detached from the mainstream of souls going back to a spiritual home base.

2. The number of these abnormal souls is not large. However, what has happened to them on Earth is significant because of the serious effect they have on other incarnated souls.

3. Two types of displaced souls:

(a) Those who do not accept the fact that their physical body is dead (they fight going to the spirit world because of anguish). Displacement is of the soul’s own choosing.

(b) Those souls who have been subverted by, or had complicity with, criminal abnormalities while in a human body. Spiritual guides deliberately remove these souls from further association with other entities for an indeterminate period.

4. In both (a) and (b) above, the guides of these souls are intimately concerned with rehabilitation.

5. The first type are what we call ghosts.

(a) These spirits often have unpleasant influences on those of us who would like to finish out our own human lives in peace.

(b) These displaced souls are sometimes falsely called “demonic spirits” because they are accused of invading the minds of people with harmful intent.

(c) The troubled spirit is an immature entity with unfinished business in a past life on Earth.

(d) They may have no relation to the living person who is disrupted by them. Some people are convenient and receptive conduits for negative spirits who wish to express their querulous nature; someone who is in a deep meditative state of consciousness might occasionally pick up annoying signal patterns from a disincarnated being.

(e) These unsettled entities are not spiritual guides. Real guides are healers.

(f) More often than not, these uncommon haunted spirits are tied to a particular geographic location.

(g) They are damaged souls as evidenced by confusion, despair and even hostility to such an extent that they want their guides to stay away from them.

(h) Possessing spirits can be persuaded to leave and eventually make a proper transition into the spirit world.

6. In a spirit world governed by order, with guides to assist, how can the maladaptive souls be allowed to exist? Perhaps it could be that:

(a) We still have free will even in death

(b) Since we endure so many upheavals in our physical universe, then spiritual irregularities and deviations from the normal exodus of souls ought to be anticipated as well.

(c) Ghosts only represent a divided portion of a disturbed soul’s energy; the rest having returned to the spirit world for reunification.

(d) Discarnate, unhappy spirits who trap themselves are possibly part of a grand design and when they are ready, they will be led away from the Earth’s astral plane to their proper place in the spirit world.

7. The second type of displaced (disturbed) souls is far more prevalent; these are souls who have been involved with evil acts.

8. The major question is: Is a soul culpable or guilt-free when it occupied the offending criminal brain? Is the soul-mind or human ego responsible, or are they the same?

9. It appears that the 5-sensory human can negatively act upon a soul’s psyche. We express our eternal self through dominant biological needs and the pressures of external stimuli though these are temporary to the incarnated soul. Some souls are not fully assimilated although there is no hidden, sinister self within our human form; people not in harmony with their bodies feel detached from themselves in life.

10. The above condition does not excuse souls from doing their utmost to prevent evil involvement on Earth. This is apparent in the case of human conscience.

11. Negative forces emanate from ourselves. Hearing an inner voice which may suggest self-destruction to ourselves or someone else is not a demonic spiritual entity, an alien presence nor a malevolent renegade guide. The destructive impulses of emotional disorders inhibit soul development. For instance, excessive craving and addictive behavior, which result from personal pain, inhibits the expression of a healthy soul and may even hold a soul in bondage to its host body.

12. The extent of contemporary violence does seem to indicate we have more souls “going wrong” today than in the past. Indeed, in every bloody era of Earth’s history, there have always been a significant number of souls unable to resist and successfully counter human cruelty. Certain souls, whose hosts have a genetic disposition to abnormal brain chemistry, are particularly at risk in a violent environment.

13. Since souls are not created perfect, their nature can be contaminated during the development of such a life form. However, all souls are held accountable for their conduct in the bodies they occupy.

14. No soul is inherently evil; soul immaturity does not automatically invite malevolent behavior from a damaged human personality. The evolution of souls involves a transition from imperfection to perfection based upon overcoming many difficult body assignments during their task oriented lives.

15. Souls may also have a predisposition for selecting environments where they consistently don’t work well, or are subverted. Thus, souls may have their identity damaged by poor life choices. Once again, they are held accountable for their conduct.

16. In the next chapter (Chapter 5) it will be shown how souls, with the benefit of guides, receive an initial review of their past life before moving on to join their friends. But,

(a) what happens to souls who have, through their bodies caused extreme suffering to another?

(b) how is it held accountable in afterlife?

(c) is there a heaven and hell for good and bad deeds?

17. This is where the traditionally religious and the metaphysically oriented are at opposite poles. The former believes all souls do not go to the same place although more moderate theology no longer stresses the idea of hellfire and brimstone for sinners. The Christian purgatory is defined as a transitory state of temporary banishment for sins of a minor nature against humanity; it is supposed to be a place of atonement, isolation and suffering. When all negative karma is removed, these souls are eventually allowed into heaven. On the other hand, souls committing major (deadly) sins are banished to hell forever.

18. The metaphysically inclined would insist:

  • no one is denied entrance into the kingdom of afterlife;
  • All souls are given the opportunity to transmute back into the spirit world the same way, irrespective of their association with the bodies they occupied.
  • There is no residence of terrible suffering for souls, except on Earth.
  • All souls go to one spirit world after death where everyone is treated with patience and love.

19. However, certain souls do undergo temporary separation in the spirit world, and this happens at the time of their orientation with guides. These are usually souls whose influence was too weak to turn aside a human impulse to harm others. They will go into seclusion upon re-entering the spirit world and don’t appear to mix with other entities in the conventional manner for quite a while.

20. It is also noted that beginner souls who are habitually associated with intensely negative human conduct in their first series of lives must endure individual spiritual isolation. Ultimately, they are placed together in their own group to intensify learning under close supervision. This is not punishment, but rather a kind of purgatory for the restructuring of self-awareness with these souls. It is also not uncommon for maladjusted spirits to return back to Earth directly after a period of seclusion in order to expunge themselves as soon as possible by a good incarnate performance.

Case 10:

Most errant souls are able to solve their own problems of contamination. The price we pay for our misdeeds and the rewards we receive for good conduct revolve around the laws of karma.

“Yes, souls do bear responsibility for their involvement with flawed human beings who wronged others savagely in a life – I knew one such soul”

“He…had hurt a girl…terribly…and did not rejoin our group…there was extensive private study for him…he did so poorly while in that body…punishment is…wrong interpretation…it’ regeneration…you have to recognize this is a matter for your teacher…the teachers are more strict with those who have been involved with cruelty.”

“He did come through the same spiritual gateway when he died…but he did not meet with anybody…he went directly to a place where he was alone with his teacher…after awhile…not long…he returned to Earth again as a woman…where people were cruel…physically abusive…it was a deliberate choice…my friend needed to experience that…”

“Did this soul blame the human brain of his former host body for hurting the girl? No, he took what he had done…back into himself…he blamed his own lack of skill to overcome the human failings. He asked to become an abused woman himself in the next life to gain understanding…to appreciate the damage he had done to the girl.”

“If he did not gain understanding and continued involving with humans who committed wrongful acts, could he be destroyed as a soul by someone in the spirit world? No…you can’t destroy energy exactly…but it can be reworked…negativity which is unmanageable…in many lives…can be readjusted…not by destruction…remodeling.”


1. No study of life after death would have any meaning without addressing how karma relates to causality and justice for all souls.

2. Karma by itself does not denote good or bad deeds. Rather it is the result of one’s positive and negative actions in life.

3. The statement, “there are no accidents in our lives,” does not means karma by itself impels. What it does is propel us forward by teaching lessons.

4. Our future destiny is influenced by a past from which we cannot escape, especially when we injure others.

5. We are given the ability to make mid-course corrections in our life and having the courage to make necessary changes when what we are doing is not working for us. By conquering fear and taking risks, our karmic pattern adjusts to the effects of new choices.

6. At the end of every life, rather than have a monster to devour our souls, we serve as our most severe critic in front of teacher-guides; we decide on the proper mode of justice for our conduct. This is why karma is both just and merciful.

7. There is no set path of self-discovery designed for all souls. Souls are given the time and opportunity to make changes for growth. Souls who continue to display negative attitudes through their human hosts must overcome these difficulties by continually making an effort to change.

8. Souls must learn to cope in different ways with each new human being assigned to them.

9. The permanent identity of a soul stamps the human mind with a distinctive character which is individual to that soul. However, there is a strange dual nature between that soul mind and the human brain.

10. No negative karma remains attached to a soul who is willing to work during their many lives on this planet.

Saturday, 27 January 2001

Chapter Five: Orientation

CHAPTER FIVE: Orientation (Cases 11, 12 & 13)

After those entities who meet us during our homecoming have dispersed, we are ready for the next two stops which involve the soul’s orientation to the spiritual environment. First stop is to be taken to a place of healing. This is followed by another stop at a place we are often examined by our guide.

1. Since we are dealing with a non-physical spiritual universe, for convenient identification, we refer to all spiritual locations as places, or spaces.

2. The similarity of descriptions among subjects of what they do as souls at the two combined stops is remarkable (although they do have different names for them).

3. Think of the healing station (place) as a field hospital for damaged souls coming in from Earth’s battlefields.

Case 11:

“After I leave the friends who greeted me…I am alone or a while…moving through large distances…I am being guided by a force I can’t see, into a more enclosed space – an opening into a space of pure energy. For me…it is the vessel of healing.”

“I am propelled in and I see a bright warm beam…it is absorbed into me and I am bathed and cleansed from my hurts…I am alone, but the beam is directed…my essence is being bathed…restoring me after my exposure to Earth”

“No, I don’t have a physical body anymore but this energy shower can heal by reaching into…my being. I am tired from my last life and with the body I had…
the ravages of the physical body and the human mind leaves and emotional mark on the soul after death…each body leaves…an imprint…on you, at least for a while…even though you are free from the physical body forever…you keep some of the outstanding memories of your bodies in certain lives”

“I am suspended in the light…it permeates through my being…washing out most of the negative…
it allows me to let go of the bonds of my last life…bringing about my transformation so I can become whole again.”

“When I am restored, I leave here and go to a quiet place to talk to my guide.”

1. The shower of healing is only a prelude for the rehabilitation of the returning souls.

2. The orientation stage which immediately follows (especially with younger souls), involves a substantial counseling session with one’s guide. The newly refreshed soul arrives at this station to undergo a debriefing of the life just ended.

3. Orientation is also designed as an intake interview to provide further emotional release and readjustment back into the spirit world. Guides are gentle but probing. Think of a firm but concerned entity who knows all about your learning habits, your strong and weak points, and your fears, who is always ready to work with you as long as you continue to try. When you don’t try, everything remains stationary in your development.

4. Nothing can be hidden by students from their spiritual teachers. No subterfuge or deception exists in a telepathic world.

5. There are a multitude of differences in orientation scenes. These depend upon:

(a) The soul’s individual makeup and

(b) Their state of mind after the life just ended.

6. The desire of higher forces is to bring comfort to the returning soul.

Case 12:

“At the center of this place I found my bedroom…where I was so happy as a child…my grandmother and I used to have heart-to-heart chats whenever I was troubled…and she is here too…sitting on the edge of my bed…after a while I see she is actually my guide Amephus. I talk to Amephus about the sad and happy times of the life I have finished…I know I made mistakes, but she is so kind to me…then we discussed all the things I didn’t do that I might have done with my life…but in the end it’s okay…she knows I must rest in this beautiful world…I don’t care if I ever go back to Earth again…my real home is here”

1. Apparently, the more advanced souls do not require orientation at this stage.

2. Intake interviews for the advanced souls are conducted with master teachers later.

3. The less experienced entities are usually given special attention by counselors because the abrupt transition from the physical to a spiritual form is more difficult for them.

4. Everybody is held accountable for their past lives. Performance is judged upon how each individual interpreted and acted upon their life roles.

Case 13:

This subject underwent a more in-depth therapeutic spiritual orientation. Guides typically explore the attitudes and feelings with a view to re-orientate future behavior.

She was a strong, imposing woman of 32 whose problems fell into three parts. First she was dissatisfied with life as a successful real-estate broker as being too materialistic and unfulfilling. She also felt she lacked feminine sexuality. In addition, she complained of headaches on the right side of her head above the ear, which after extensive medical examinations, doctors had attributed to stress.

This subject had experienced a recent series of male lives, culminating with a short life as a prosecuting attorney called Ross Feldon during the 1880s. As Ross, the subject had committed suicide at the age of thirty-three by shooting himself in the head. Ross was in despair over the direction of his life had taken as a courtroom prosecutor. be continued

Friday, 26 January 2001