Note: This is the second article of a series:
- Maggy’s father makes his transition,
- Inside Timestream, as reported by Albert Fischbach,
- New friends, new adventures: the big, white house,
- Exploring with Burton.
In the previous article, Maggy Fischbach’s father Albert dies in 1998 and begins sending her detailed, insightful reports of his adventures in the afterlife… including his first visit to Timestream. It’s his experiences within Timestream Spirit Group that are the focus of this article.
Again… italicized passages indicate activity that’s happening on the other side.
My comments and explanations are indented. Some of them are rather complex and detailed in this article, and while I think the information is important, it also disrupts the flow of Albert’s story. So, if you happen to be in the mood just to enjoy the flow of the story, you can ignore the indented material. Then, later, if you want to get a more intricate understanding of the situation, you can reread the entire article, comments and all.
As Albert reports in the previous article, he drives his flashy, new (spirit world) Pontiac Firebird to Timestream Station, as Swejen Salter navigates.
When they arrive at Timestream, Albert compares the spirit-world building to Luxembourg’s “Centre Conference,” or International Conference Center, which at the time (1998) is Luxembourg City’s only skyscraper (pictured below). Albert estimates that Timestream Station, though of similar height as the Conference Center, is about twice as large (width or breadth).
Albert accompanies Swejen into Timestream through a large glass door. The lobby is immersed in a strangely pleasant, light-blue luminescence. Young men and women in white overalls hurry about and carry strange objects. Swejen chats with some of them and introduces Albert, who notices they’re all friendly, and they all seem to know his daughter Maggy, the main ITC researcher on Earth who’s in regular contact with Timestream.
Swejen then accompanies Albert into the Hall of Records, one of the many rooms at Timestream.
I get a sense that the Timestream Station is assembled to LOOK LIKE a material building on Earth, although it’s something a lot more complicated than that. Two probable reasons why it APPEARS to be an earth-like building are 1) because the residents of the Third Level are still accustomed to earthly things like buildings, and 2) Timestream’s main mission is to deliver spirit-world information to us humans on Earth, and that information has to be something we can relate to. So Timestream Station is set up to LOOK LIKE a building on Earth to meet the expectations of humans on Earth and on the Third Level. I suspect that Timestream Station could more accurately be described (using modern terminology) as an elaborate collection of hyperlinks embedded in the virtual structure of a building. I know from other sources that there is a Hall of Records or akashic library on the Third Level… and I’m fairly certain that it’s not a “room in a Timestream building” the way the kitchen is “a room in your home.” The Hall of Records has always been there on the Third Level, and Timestream is a relatively recent addition (in terms of earthly time). Timestream was probably ‘constructed’ so that people on the Third Level, while pursuing their main mission of establishing communication bridges with researchers on Earth, could also have access to a lot of other, related services and resources. The upper floors of Timestream Station, for example, are “dispassing points” through which beings from the Fourth and Fifth Levels and higher can come to Timestream to participate in the ITC projects. So it would make sense that one of the “rooms” on a lower floor of Timestream is actually a hyperlink or virtual doorway that opens into the Hall of Akashic Records.
As Albert enters the Hall of Records, he notices light beams streaming down like spotlights from an unknown source (no bulbs or light fixtures). The beams don’t spread out like they do from a floodlight on Earth. They do just the opposite. They seem to start out wide from the source above and narrow down to a tighter focus to shine directly on Albert (and, presumably, on Swejen and on anyone else who happens to be in the hall).
The hall is filled not just with books and papers but also with a lot of technical equipment and strange apparatuses, including what look like massive computer terminals (see #4 in the collage). Thousands of little lights are flashing on the many apparatuses.
A man emerges from a corner into the light, and Albert is amazed to see Father Antoine, the esteemed leader of a spiritual movement that Albert and his mom were involved with when Albert was just a boy. (Read more about Antoinism…) Albert feels the same awe he felt as a child. And while most people here on the Third Level have no blemishes or facial hair, Father Antoine still has the thick, white beard that was his trademark in lifetime.
“Father Antoine! You! Here!” Albert exclaims.
Antoine greets Albert and replies in Luxembourgish, “You are welcome here in the Room of Records. In this room every life on Earth and on other planets and worlds… every life everywhere has been or is being recorded. Every life has lessons that must be learned, and everything YOU have learned has been transformed into energy. But there are also records here about lives that have not been completely lived through experience or through knowledge or through lectures… or are incomplete because of unpaid debts. And here in this oval you see your life, Albert.”
Albert gazes into what looks like a large crystal egg and sees a man with a big fur coat and heavy gold chain around his neck, standing before a high desk with a pen in his hand, writing figures in a big book. Suddenly Albert knows he IS that man, a 15th Century German banker (fugger). His name is Caspar Lindfeldt, and he has a wife and six children. He is a close friend of a man named Franz von Schafheitlin, who is also a fugger.
Albert watches as the life of Caspar Lindfeldt (HIS life) unfolds before him. He sees himself driving a carriage through a city of 15th-Century houses.
Suddenly Albert begins to feel weak, light-headed, and confused. He doesn’t know exactly who he is or where he is anymore and doesn’t know what to do about it… until he hears Father Antoine’s voice: “Come back, Albert.”
Then, standing once again beside Father Antoine, Albert exclaims, “What was THAT?!”
Father Antoine explains, “Time here is not as it is on Earth. All times are one, and so it is possible to enter old memory patterns, which is what just happened to you. You entered one of your former lives, and it happened to be this one because it was most deeply etched in your conscience.”
Albert replies, “Well now I’m confused. If I was that man there, or rather I AM that man there, and I am this one also… who exactly am I?!”
Father Antoine has a friendly, understanding smile on his face as he says, “Realizing that there is more than one reality is enough of a lesson for today. Change means illusion. During your lifetime on Earth your body is subject to constant change, and is therefore an illusion. Only your spirit and your soul-being are real and unchangeable. Your physical body belonged to your fifth body, which you left behind when you came here… but enough for today. Your new friends here will explain more to you. Go in peace now.”
If the “fifth body” is the physical body, then the “fourth body” is probably the rejuvenated astral body that Albert (and other Third Level residents) acquire after they die. The astral body is less changeable than the physical body. It doesn’t age, doesn’t succumb to sickness, and it quickly returns to normal (or “heals”) when injured. So presumably it is “less illusory” than the carnal body. As we move inward to the third, second, and first body, I suspect that more and more illusion is stripped away, as we move toward perfect reality and oneness… which is what I call “the soul.” This numbering system is at odds with the “spirit worlds” numbering system of Frederic Myers. (Read more…) The “fifth body” (carnal body) flourishes on the First Level (material world, or Earth), and what is presumably the “fourth body” (astral body) exists on the Third Level (mid-astral realm). So that mismatching is something we’ll have to map or consolidate into a better overall model one day, as we learn more of these bodies and levels. For now the best we can do is take the word of experts such as Father Antoine and Frederic Myers, and try to come up with some sense of order and understanding.
As Albert accompanies Swejen out of the Hall of Records and back into Timestream Station, all he can think is, “My God!”
Next installment: New friends, new adventures in the big, white house…