It’s been a while since I posted an original post on this blog as I was waiting to complete my private three day weekend with Dr. Raymond Moody. Well, I have and now I have a lot to tell you. So this will likely turn into a series of posts as I do not want to tire you with too much information at one time.
The weekend more than met my expectations and I am getting a clearer and clearer idea of just how the Community of Spirits can interact with the so-called dead in a way that serves the world at this time. It is absolutely critical work as the world needs our help, both from the so-called living and the so-called dead more than ever.
I’ve been ruminating over the idea that the work of Rudolf Steiner and Raymond Moody would somehow synthesize. Now I have a good idea how that marriage comes about.
Strict anthroposophists might cringe and mediums won’t like it but I believe I am finding a way to enter the “super-sensible world” without being the rare clairvoyant Steiner was (a show of hands of his students that can actually do what he did is not going to overwhelm you with a sea of hands) while still cutting out the middle man. That has always been the bane of this work, having to rely on someone else’s experience. With this technique of mirror gazing, almost anyone can find their way into the otherworld(s). And from what I gathered from my long weekend with Raymond Moody is this: the world is in desperate need of those willing to do this work to get going now.
I’m thinking about setting up an online seminar to help those called to this act of service but that might take me a while. So in the interim, if you’re serious about using mirror-gazing, I suggest you read Raymond Moody’s Reunions book. That will give you an idea of how to start though things have evolved since he wrote that book.
Mirror gazing is an ancient technique that was been used for as long as history has been recorded but it is often accredited to the ancient Greeks. It takes practice just like developing any skill but it is doable. That is the contribution from Dr. Raymond Moody.
From Rudolf Steiner we are told that the so-called living used to naturally and easily commune with their beloved dead until we developed a fully functioning conscious mind. Then the line of communication was blurred and in most cases broken. He stressed that there is no more important work in the world to do now than, with that fully functioning conscious mind, reconnect with those I call the Enlightened Dead. The Enlightened Dead could be humans from past history (300 or so years ago according to Steiner so that they are developed enough in the super-sensible world to actually help the earth), angelic beings, and others who may have never had an earthly incarnation but are still dedicated to the Earth’s preservation and thriving.
So…that was the task…to explore with Dr. Moody using the psychomanteum or apparition chamber he designed to establish connection with the Enlightened Dead to serve the world in its present crisis.
In addition to the psychomanteum, we explored using various types of nonsense (50 years’ worth of study of the logic of nonsense has convinced Dr. Moody that much like the shaman’s song that sang the shaman to the other world, nonsense can create that same bridge, putting the mind in a higher state in order to perceive higher realities. We are still in the early stage of experimentation with this but I can tell you, it seems to work. Finding out the best styles of nonsense, for what purposes, will take time. But what we experienced this past weekend was very affirming, okay, down right exciting.
We also experimented with something he has never done before. That was double gazing. We both sat in the psychomanteum together using the same form of nonsense and a united intention as our guide to see what happened.
I had two experiences in his psychomanteum going solo; one with no use of nonsense and no agenda and one with a form of nonsense and a clear intention. In both I had definite experiences but nothing compared to my experience of double gazing with Raymond. That experience was a 100 times more potent as I got to piggy-back off the energy of one who has more than 30 years’ experience in mirror-gazing. Intense, detailed, the connection being made so easily and quickly. The information coming so fast, I had to jump up to write it all down before I lost it. I truly hope having those three double gazing experiences will catapult me forward, establishing that level of connection as my new normal. And it affirms the benefit of group gazing. Much like occult group work – the combined energies amplify what the efforts of a single person can accomplish by oneself.
I won’t go into great detail on my solo efforts as there wasn’t as much pertinent info to our cause and some of a strictly private nature. But let me state something very clearly. And if this turns off the new age community and mediums worldwide, so be it. It is this: just as Steiner has stated over and over, as many mystery schools have known for centuries and even the bible tells us, if you are of a more Christian bent, there are dark forces in the other world just as there are here in this world. It is not all fluffy and light, all love, love and nothing but love. Sorry. If that is your contention, I would not advise to you enter into this experiment at all. I think it is very wise to use your chosen spiritual tradition to set up protection for entering the otherworlds. Do not be naïve or I am certain you could run into trouble and fairly quickly too.
In my very first solo trip into the mirror at Raymond’s home, I rather quickly encountered on my left, a being of Light. This being has shown itself to me several times now and not just while mirror gazing. It is not distinct for me, more an outline of white brilliance, and perhaps this might be the “Keeper of the Flame” I have encountered while mirror gazing at my home, I am not sure. Please understand, this is all new to me too. I am learning and reporting as I go along. Certainly I hope that as I gain more experience, my ability to understand all that I am experiencing and correctly interpret what some of the beings I am encountering are telling me will mature.
On my left, there was a dark presence. It would not give me any information about itself but it seemed to want to enter me. I told it that since I did not know what it was or what its intention and purpose was, it could not enter me. It respected that refusal which made me think about vampire lore – the vampire cannot enter your house without an invitation. Several times it pressed on me, kind of saying, “Are you sure? Huh, are you sure?” And each time I said, “I’m sure. No. Leave me alone,” and it did. If I had been of the mindset that everything is light and love in the otherworld, things might have not gone so well. So…that is my warning. I hope any who chose to serve in this way are mature enough to use reason and caution. You have been warned so I will not take responsibility if you choose to be foolish.
Okay, that said and out of the way. I’ll leave us here and pick up where we left off next time. Get the book if you choose this act of service so you will know approximately what you need to begin your own mirror gazing experiments and I’ll write more soon.
I wanted to let you know why the pace of my blog posts may slow for a time. I am dealing with some health issues that require my attention and care. Quite frankly, right now, it makes it difficult for me to write. Things will get better and the pace will pick up but I wanted you to know. What I will do in the meantime is post thoughts of Rudolf Steiner that are meaningful to our exploration of death, life between death and rebirth, our communion with the dead, destiny, karma, etc. I may also post things by others that will inform our work.
From the beginning I stated that I did not have a precise and complete idea of what the foundation of Community of Spirits will be comprised of but certainly Rudolf Steiner’s work is a major part. However, as I continue forward, it also becomes clearer to me that, as in all things, his work must continue to evolve and grow. So I will be following the nudges I get from my inner teachers, seeing where that leads. It also becomes clearer that, although I belong to the Anthroposophical Society, the bulk of the members of the Community of Spirits, both incarnate and discarnate, will not be anthroposophists. It seems that I am to reach out more to those who might never have encountered Rudolf Steiner’s work.
In my blog post titled “The Mission of the Community of Spirits (or What’s it All About Alfie?)” I offered a link to The Raymond Moody Institute. I read Dr. Moody’s books on the near death experience back in the 70s and have always deeply respected his work. Well….I got a nudge to go back and actually explore his site, which I did. He offers a certification course, “Life After Life Studies.” After looking it over, I knew I needed to take it which I am doing now. It is a stunning course and the synchronicity of it is quite beautiful. I will tell you more about it in the future but I believe it will synthesize with Steiner’s work becoming part of the foundation upon which the Community of Spirits is building.
This was surprising to me as I had no idea Dr. Moody’s work would become an essential piece of the Community of Spirits. But then again, I didn’t know any of this was coming, that any of this would be the work of the last part of my life. But as my spiritual teacher continues to assure me, if one is willing to be of service, if one will step forward in the way one can to serve the Light, then that one will be supported on the inner planes, will receive guidance and direction. I choose to step forward, to act as a conduit, and to listen in and up for direction. It is miraculous how it comes, surprisingly and often quite delightfully. Now I must make myself healthy enough to be a vessel for this work.
So with your patience and support, I will post original thoughts as I can but lean heavily for a time on laying out the thoughts of others pertinent to our work together. Thank you for your understanding. Until next time…