Resonance experiment #2
To be resonant, members of an ITC group try to be of one mind by getting consensus or agreement on important issues. And no issue is more basic to an ITC group than its understanding of the afterlife.
So how are humans today supposed to find consensus on the afterlife? There are so many different views!
- Some of us might have a spiritualist or spiritist or mediumistic understanding of the other side provided to us by people who have died and now live over there.
- Others have traditional religious beliefs about heaven and hell or the bardos.
- Many of us just want to know that our late loved ones are in a happy place… somewhere… and they’re thinking of us from time to time.
- Some of us like the thrill of encounters by ghosts and spirits.
- Others have a scientific skepticism about what really happens to us after we die and insist that any evidence must be convincing.
- And many of us are agnostic or atheistic and believe there is no afterlife, and our essence simply dissipates into the material universe after we die….
These are just a few of the many, many notions we humans today have about the afterlife.
There. Is. No. Way… that an ITC group can sustain a resonant contact field with these diverse views among its members.
So the members all need to come to an agreement. The group needs to adopt a reasonable map or model of the other side that each member can accept as his or her own personal view of the afterlife.
If a person finds that map or model to be unacceptable, then he or she shouldn’t join that ITC group.
What’s a Valid Afterlife Model for an ITC Group?
In my years with INIT, I was surprised when our main spirit group, Timestream, made reference to the “Myers model,” a map of the afterlife that had come through transmediums in different parts of the world from the spirit of the late Frederic WH Myers, the British founder of the Society for Psychical Research.
With all of the ethereal brilliance over there on the other side, I wondered, why accept the ideas of a late human being… a dead guy? Why didn’t The Seven ethereals themselves lay out the true nature of the spirit worlds in all their glory and complexity?
Eventually I came to understand that we humans are most receptive to human explanations. Ethereal perceptions would probably be difficult or maybe impossible for us humans to digest.
I think the Timestream spirit group chose the Myers model because humanity today relies mostly on science to answer life’s mysteries, and nothing is more mysterious to most people than our spiritual heritage. Myers, a scientist, had devoted much of his life to bridging science and spirit.
When Myers died and got settled in on the other side, I suspect “the spirit community” around him gave him that nice, concise map of spirit reality to convey to his colleagues and friends and loved ones back home on Planet Earth… hoping that humans might find it credible… something on which to build a consensus.
The reasoning? It’s easier to explore unknown terrain with a reliable map shared by the explorers… a map drawn by a few pioneers who’ve gone that way before.
Also, I suspect that model is well suited to Twenty-First-Century humanity and the way we think about things.
In the future, ITC groups will probably devise more elaborate, more accurate maps and models of the other side, based on what they learn from their spirit groups.
Meanwhile, I think the Myers model would be a good place for ITC groups to start.
Early in my own ITC research, before I’d heard of the Myers model, I tried to boil down the complexities of the spirit worlds into a very simple model that most people could easily understand. I adapted it from the work of George Meek. I think I did a reasonable job of it. I suspect my model isn’t detailed enough to build an ITC bridge around, but it can be useful in giving people a basic sense of what’s going on in the afterlife.
That’s why a main page of this website is devoted to correlating my simple afterlife model with the Myers model that our invisible friends at Timestream used during the time of INIT.
(I made some major revisions to that website page just in the last few days, boiling things down, removing obscure and duplicate information, making things more comprehensible….)
Resonance Experiment 2:
So, imagine that we have decided to form an ITC group, and that I’m one of the people who want to be founding members, and I recommend using the Myers model along with my own simplified spirit world model.
If you were also wishing to join this new ITC group, what would you think about my proposal (as described in the above link)?
Would you want to make changes to it?
Is there another afterlife model you prefer?
In fact, is it really necessary that we all agree on some sort of afterlife model or map?
I think if we can reach an agreement on questions like these to the point that we resonate on the issue, then we’d have one important building block in place for an ITC group.