Note: This is the third 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 this series of reports, Maggy’s father Albert Fischbach dies, gets settled into the Third Level, and is introduced to Timestream Spirit Group, whose main mission is to establish high-tech communication bridges with “the folks back home” on Earth. Reporting in the previous article, Albert meets the charming and capable director of Timestream, Swejen Salter, who shows him the car of his dreams, a Pontiac Firebird, and helps him navigate to Timestream Station, where he meets the staff and gets a glimpse of one of his previous lifetimes as a 15th-Century German banker, or ‘fugger.’
After his introduction to Timestream, Albert starts to get settled into the wonders of the afterlife on the Third Level.
There’s a large, white house in the surrounding community that everyone’s familiar with. Anyone can go in and sit for a while, chatting with very friendly people from all eras of humanity on Earth. It’s a gathering place where people get together to learn about the rich diversity of human cultures.
One fellow is a big, strong guy named Friting who wears a suit made from polar bear fur. He tells Albert he lived on Earth when everything was covered in ice, and when wind blew snow all over the land. Animals with long fur crossed the icy desert under a weak and pale sun. As an old man on Earth, Friting fell into a rocky ravine, broke both legs, and froze to death. He stresses the point that his people were not savages. They had their gods and their religion, and they painted their statues.
This sort of information seems unbelievable to Albert… but he says you pretty much have to believe all of the amazing stories and things that you hear and see on the Third Level.
He also has a friendly chat with a Native American with a brown face, who doesn’t look at all like the Indians portrayed in Hollywood films. He wears an outfit made of feathers, a golden ring or crown around his head, and large gold earrings. He tells Albert his name is something that sounds like “Altualpa,” and that during lifetime the Spaniards made a real mess of his land. Albert says he has a hard time believing that the guy was really a king but, again, you just about have to believe everything here on the Third Level.
Essentially, Atahualpa and the Inca people are victims of the violence that typically spins out of groups trying to coalesce under rigid values… be it Roman Catholic injustice toward pagans in Medieval Europe, Nazi injustice toward Jews last century, Mideast Islamic injustice toward women and infidels today, or fundamentalist, right-wing Christian injustice toward women, homosexuals, and the poor that is growing here in the States in recent years.
It’s nice to know that the noble-savage dramas that get us lathered-up here on Earth can all be reviewed and put in perspective in the afterlife… during calm, friendly chats in a large, white house on the Third Level!
I get a sense that ethereal beings have encouraged important people from throughout Earth history to reside in (or at least visit regularly) this “large, white house” on the Third Level, so that people at the end of a lifetime can come together here to get a better sense about their human heritage.
Albert enjoys various expeditions with Sir Richard Francis Burton, the English explorer who has become a prominent member of Timestream since his death… and that will be the topic of the next installment.