Most of my writing in Part One has described intellectual research:
how I read this and studied that, and how the conclusions I drew
from what I learned affected my understanding of spiritual reality.
If you read between the lines, you can also perceive the influence
of the Invisible College guiding my working hypotheses along certain
lines and leading me in directions my conscious will would never
take because of prejudices and preconceptions.
However, the most important single factor that helped me to make the
breakthrough in consciousness that led to the writing of War in
Heaven has received little direct mention in the pages you’ve read
so far, because it’s very difficult to describe in words. This is my
development as a psychic and my relationship with my spirit guides.
Before I could write this book, I had to undergo years of hard work
and personal ordeals to develop my psychic skills. The final phase
of my preparation for the breakthrough began in 1982, when I started
fighting major psychic battles with the spiritual beings I now call
At the time, I had no idea what I was fighting: my
spirit guides just told me to go to certain places and perform
specific acts of ritual magic which would prepare me to take another
step forward in my personal psychic development.
I’d undergone similar ordeals once or twice a year since the early
Sixties, but this time the series of psychic battles lasted almost
six months and brought me to the brink of insanity many times. When
the psychic battles with external spiritual forces stopped for a
while in the fall of 1982, I was severely shaken and burned out, and
I rested for a few months.
In late March of 1983, my spirit guides told me it was time to take
the next step in my development as a psychic. I started working sex
and ritual magic for hours every day, grateful that the goal was
personal development, not battles with evil spirits.
Within a couple
of months I had forged a much stronger magical working relationship
with my spirit guides, which allowed me to receive
messages more clearly than ever before. I also resumed my
intellectual research into the nature of spiritual reality, and by
July started to make a major breakthrough in consciousness.
the first things the Invisible College told me when I started
receiving their messages was that I should write a book based on
this material. I started a first draft almost immediately, and
worked on it whenever I wasn’t in trance getting more information.
Two years later, I had completed five different typewritten versions
of the book, each about 100,000 words long.
Each was essentially a
new first draft rather than a close rewrite of the previous one,
because of the large amounts of new material I was constantly
receiving from the spirits. All these drafts were chaotically
organized and very difficult to read. The text itself was a mixture
of spirit-dictated passages and material I wrote in a normal state
of consciousness to elaborate the spirit-dictation with background
information and supportive evidence.
My worst problem at this time was the poor literary quality of the
material that I had received by automatic writing. Much of it
resembled an over-literal translation into English from a foreign
language with a very different syntax. I was amazed at how
sophisticated and explicit the raw information was, but I had to
rewrite each passage extensively to make it comprehensible to
In the fall of 1985, I started a sixth draft, which wasn’t intended
to include much new spirit-dictated material.
Instead, I tried to
extract all the valuable information from the previous drafts and
reorganize it into a coherent book. The general plan of organization
was the same as the one in this book: Part One described the
evolution of my own spiritual knowledge during the years preceding
the breakthrough, and provided the reader with background
information to make the spirit-dictated material in the rest of the
book easier to understand.
By June of 1986, I’d completed Part One in roughly the same form as
the version you’ve just read, using a personal computer I’d just
acquired. At that time, my spirit guides said they didn’t want me to
rewrite Part Two by extracting the essential elements of
spirit-dictated information from the earlier versions and putting it
into my own words. Instead, they wanted to dictate the whole thing
again, from beginning to end.
This time, the material I received by automatic writing came through
in reasonably good English: working directly on a computer keyboard
seemed to bring in the telepathic signals much more clearly than
working on a typewriter.
I recorded the channeled messages as a
dialog with my spirit guides, but this format is slightly deceptive:
the spirits actually telepathically dictated virtually every word of
both the questions and the answers. Trance work of this type is
grueling labor, and it took until November 1986 to complete Part
Two. I spent the next few months revising and polishing what I’d
written up to that point.
On January 23rd, 1987, I received an extremely coherent piece of
spirit dictation that I used as the Foreword when I published the
book under the title of Spiritual Revolution a couple of months
My spirit guides have since dictated a slightly different
version of this, which I insert here:
This is a message to the people of Earth, from spirits now residing
on your astral plane. We have spent our past lives on worlds with
technological civilizations much more advanced than yours.
of thousands of us have been sent here deliberately by our
governments to assist you in fighting a war to liberate yourselves
from Theocracy, a form of oppression and exploitation that has
existed throughout your history.
When we are on Earth’s
astral plane, we work with a political
organization of spirits that some of your occult literature calls
the Invisible College. After spending a few years as disembodied
spirits, we are forced to incarnate on your planet and lose most of
the memories we brought with us.
Most of us retain some vestigial memories of our past lives on other
worlds through our first few physical lives on Earth, but these
memories are gradually lost through repeated reincarnations. Our
incarnated agents, and many native Earth people as well, can learn
to communicate with us telepathically on a completely conscious
level if they receive proper psychic training. And any human being
can receive telepathic messages from us subconsciously.
We want to state right at the beginning that we are ordinary people,
not fundamentally different from you. Some of us have lived on other
worlds in bodies much like your own, others in bodies that would
appear very alien in external appearance, though based on the same
basic genetic code. In all cases, our souls are capable of
incarnating in human bodies; we couldn’t survive here for long if
We are not innately superior to Earth people in intelligence,
morality, or any other quality. However, our knowledge and behavior
may give this illusion because they were learned in cultures that
are far superior to yours.
Some of us who come to your planet possess advanced knowledge in
many different fields: ethics, politics, and economics, as well as
natural science and physical technology. We also have scientific
knowledge about those aspects of the universe you call “spiritual”
These phenomena are no more “supernatural” than the purely physical
phenomena your scientists are beginning to understand quite well.
The civilizations we come from know as much or more about the
composition and behavior of the soul and other spiritual phenomena
as you know about the atomic theory that forms the basis for your
sciences of physics and chemistry.
Advanced societies generate psychic energy mechanically as you
generate various forms of electromagnetic energy, and can produce
changes in “astral matter” as you can produce physical and chemical
changes in ordinary matter. This technology was used to send us
here; but we come only as disembodied spirits, and are not able to
bring with us any of the physical equipment we normally use to
generate and control psychic energy or shape astral matter.
When your civilization first started to develop rapidly toward a
high level of physical technology, we came to a political decision
to intervene, for our sake as well as yours. This happened back in
the late Medieval Era, and there has been an Invisible College
manipulating the development of human civilization on Earth ever
since, operating under our leadership and guidance.
Our motives in doing this are both altruistic and selfish. If we had
not intervened, the human race on Earth would have evolved in
directions that posed a serious threat to our own worlds and space
colonies. So we are fighting a “preventive war” in our own behalf,
but we also feel the overwhelming majority of Earth people will
support our cause once we are able to explain the situation fully.
Until the last few decades, we have been fighting the Theocrats
mostly by indirect means, using our superior social and political
knowledge to raise the level of civilization on Earth in
constructive ways. Practically everything that’s commonly considered
good about modern Western civilization is the product of our
How do we operate?
Mostly by influencing the subconscious minds of
Earth people telepathically. We also work through people with
conscious control of their telepathic powers when we want to
communicate large amounts of explicit information, but the majority
of our work has always been done without the conscious knowledge or
consent of the people involved.
Now, it will be very easy for you to say this is unethical. On one
level, we agree. On another, well, we are the ones who taught you
philosophical concepts like “The greatest good for the greatest
number,” and “The end often justifies the means.”
We’re at war here,
and we’re fighting on your behalf as well as our own.
Concepts such as “human dignity and rights,” ”individual
sovereignty,” “social justice,” “the consent of the governed,” and
“equality of opportunity” aren’t just philosophical abstractions to
us: we come from civilizations that actually practice them.
no choice, because we possess a physical and psychic technology that
would totally eliminate individuality if we didn’t also have
sufficient social, political, and ethical knowledge to keep the
technology under control.
Our societies are forced to live with this threat, as yours must
presently live with the threat of nuclear war; and as your own
technological level increases, you will have to learn to live with
it, too. However, this is not the greatest danger you face in the
next few decades. Theocracy and your exploding population are going
to cause a spiritual cataclysm that will destroy the human race as
it now exists and threaten our own civilizations if it goes
We will probably be able to avert catastrophe and guide these
upheavals in constructive directions, but the fate of many Earth
people will still depend on their own actions. These messages about
the War in Heaven are intended to help you prepare yourselves. First
we will give you the basic facts about Theocracy, then we will
describe the spiritual upheavals to come.
At the time I received this message, the
Invisible College urged me
to rush the book to completion and to get a self-published edition
into circulation immediately to get reader feedback.
circulating Spiritual Revolution in March of 1987, advertising it
mostly in publications read by people already familiar with some of
the material covered in the book: occultists, Pagans, New Agers,
unexplained-phenomena and conspiracy researchers, and members of the
musical and literary underground. A few hundred of these people read
the book, and about half wrote letters of comment.
My original intention was to use the readers’ criticism of the
pre-publication edition to correct minor errors and omissions in the
text, and then put the first edition on the market while I worked on
a sequel. Simultaneously, I intended to publish selections from the
letters of comment and my replies in a separate book or magazine, in
hopes of starting a subgroup of the underground press devoted to
discussing Spiritual Revolutionary subjects.
However, the reader’
reaction to SR made me change my mind. I needed to rewrite the book
completely, because most readers with inside knowledge of the
subject realized that I wasn’t telling all I knew.
Here is a summary in my own words of the average reaction of
insiders to Spiritual Revolution:
“Your thesis is probably true as far as it goes, but I can’t
personally accept the narrow mechanistic concept of the nature of
spiritual reality that underlies it. I believe there is evidence
that superhuman spiritual beings, both good ones and evil ones,
actually exist, and that your description of the astral plane is not
all there is to the spirit world.
You deal quite adequately with
religious mind control and the effects of religious and occult
conspiracies on the course of history, but these are not the only
forces that affect human destiny.
mind control through the electronic media?
the concept that human beings have a god-like higher self?
Gaea hypothesis, which says the Earth is a living,
What about the conflict between physical
technology, which you seem to support wholeheartedly, and ecological
concern for the Earth’s biosphere, which is already being seriously
threatened by our present industrial civilization?
What about the
fact that Western civilization is
a privileged elite, surrounded by
a Third World that’s just a ticking population bomb, ready to
“Your book is valuable as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go nearly
far enough. It’s bad enough that you contradict every traditional
occult and religious cosmology, every major book on spiritual
subjects, and most of the other channeled messages now being
received; but at least your mechanistic, non-mystical cosmology is
logical and there seems to be some evidence to support it.
you’ve left major questions unanswered, and the book as a whole
falls short of your stated goal of providing the key to
understanding the nature of spiritual reality.”
The plain truth is that I had already been fully aware that
Spiritual Revolution was incomplete and over-simplified.
When had I
prepared the manuscript for publication, I had removed the answers
to many of the questions and objections cited above, simply because
my Spirit Guides had asked me to. They thought at the time that
oversimplifying the book’s thesis would make it easier for people to
understand and accept.
The Invisible College also wanted to find out how many people with
reasonably high-level psychic skills and spiritual knowledge would
use the over-simplification to make the same breakthrough I have
made, and if they did, how they would react.
And especially, the
extraterrestrial spirits wanted to “draw fire” from the enemy. And
in fact, Theocratic spirits did mount direct psychic attacks against
my spirits guides, but they managed to survive.
Part Two describes the basic facts about Theocracy, building on the
material discussed in Part One.
Part Three will carry the story even
further, presenting cosmological information not even hinted at in