In the previous entry on this blog, we began to analyze the message of an ethereal voice that came through a telephone answering device in Europe in 1996. (click here to revisit.) It’s probably the most dramatic other-worldly communication since the mysterious writing on the wall in ancient Babylon, when a partially materialized hand appeared in thin air and scrawled a warning to King Belshazzar and his drunken court, who were reveling in the gold, jewels, and other spoils and pillage of their decaying empire.
The modern-day message that we’re analyzing in this blog is, in part, a similar warning to another great civilization entering troubled times… though the civilization today is larger (worldwide, in fact), and the message is much more elaborate and insightful, thanks to high-tech equipment available to us today.
When I close my eyes and go back in time to that drunken feast some 2,500 years ago in ancient Babylon… and watch the words, “Count, count, weigh, divide” (mene, mene, tekel, upharsin) appear on the wall… I can almost see ethereal beings, hands on hips (metaphorically speaking), slowly shaking their heads in wonder. How can we help these humans escape their material obsessions to see the real source of glory? I open my eyes with a sense of acquiescence, or resignation. We’re talking about the noble-savage nature of human beings, after all.
Then I close my eyes and reflect back on my own experience—the high-tech rapport that INIT members enjoyed with The Seven Ethereals over the span of six years—and their profound messages flash through my mind… bringing a sense of awe. And when I think of the fate of INIT (falling apart amid jealousy, mistrust, intolerance, and fear among its members)… and the likely fate of humankind—as the wealthy wallow in their wealth and exploit the poor and sick, who feel frustration and outrage growing within them like a cancer… most of them, rich and poor alike, driven by fear… most of them oblivious to finer spiritual force flowing within and around them that could create true and lasting peace if they could only acknowledge and accept it—I open my eyes with a sense of, well, wonder. Can humanity rise to the occasion?
In one message the ethereals told us of an ancient empire that had existed on the banks of the Euphrates River several centuries before the dawn of Babylon. The priests of the Sothis Temple were meeting with a similar sense of wonder… as their great empire was at its end. Barbarians were breaking down the walls of the city. The lead priest told the group what they already knew… that tomorrow they would all be dead or in hiding. He went on to say they had failed in their last-ditch effort to salvage humanity from an impending dark age:
We have made the mistake of reaching an understanding with the pupils of Nephtos, because we believed that as the caste of scientists, they would help us convince the people that the Gateway, the Space-Time Arch, was the last hope for our sick world. But we have erred. They have measured, minced and counted, and again, measured, minced and counted, and could not recognize the true meaning of our search, because they could not recognize the truth that stood behind our endeavors: the inseparability of the spiritual from the material world—the opening of the door between these worlds. So we lost precious time, and our adversaries used our weaknesses….
Measure, mince count… count, weigh, divide… measure, mince, count, weigh, divide… the perpetual struggle with maya, which conceals from human eyes the ultimate truth of light and love.
So the ethereals are back, close to our world once again, to help us try to enter a new age of enlightenment… or, failing that, then to offer some consolation and support during some very difficult times ahead.
Let’s resume their voice message to us…
…The interests are various. We, The Seven of the Rainbow People, have decided to help and support the way chosen by you in INIT. It is the way of morals, which means to understand, to acknowledge, to devise, and to act. It is not to be mixed up with religion, which means to believe. The two can be complimentary, but they are independent, one to the other.
While the vast and infinitely complex realms of spirit are mostly oblivious to this tiny pearl-shaped speck of dust in the material universe that we call home… there are many spirits from many realms with many agendas … who DO have an interest in humanity on Earth. Some (The Seven, for example, whom our spirit friends sometimes call “the Rainbow People” because of the vivid light emitted by their subtle spirit forms) want us to reach above our human limitations and grasp a finer spiritual destiny. Other, denser spirits would like to keep us trapped in darkness and fear just because they get a kick out of watching us grovel and grope. Still others are confused, and they share their confusion with us. This is all going on behind the scenes—this spiritual tug-of-war over the fate of humanity—but I can tell you with certainty: It’s real, and it’s of utmost importance to our world.
Ethereal beings such as The Seven can work with humans only when we’ve managed to raise our spirits (literally) to a fine, compatible vibration. That means fostering an attitude of empathy and good will toward ourselves, toward others, and toward all life. The Seven gave us an excellent definition of morality to help us achieve and sustain that finer vibration: To understand information from subtle sources, to acknowledge it, to change it to fit our world, and to act on it. Taking a moral course such as this, in this lifetime on Earth, is all-important. Dressing it up with religious accouterments can be inspiring and helpful, but those accouterments are less important than the moral core.
You already know that also pharisees, ghouls, swindlers, thieves – - yes, even murderers – - have their interested supporters here among the dead. And, as the word “higher being” – - notice that we never gave us this name ourselves – - does not stand, as it is often misinterpreted by falsely religious people to be purified, rid of all sin, whatever the word “sin” means for them. There are also entities here interested in that situation.
Again, there are many spirits with many agendas who take an interest in the affairs of our world. While some finer beings foster the loving nature of humans, there are other, coarser spirits who stay close to the Earth, fascinated by our savage side. They get a kick out of our self-righteousness, our obsession with the dead physical body, and our tendencies to cheat and steal from each other.
One important lesson I’ve come away with, after nearly two decades of afterlife research: Learn to discern. It’s true of relationships and collaborations here on Earth, but even moreso of spiritual influences we invite into our lives….
(We’ll conclude this analysis of the ethereal message in the next blog, Part 3.)
(For more about technical spirit communication—EVP and ITC—and how it works, click here.)