INTIMATE HOURS WITH THE RISHI
Do tell us some more about the old priest, is a request I have
received from many readers of my last book, The Lost Continent of Mu.
What am I to tell? This old Rishi was simply one who for some reason
or other had taken a great fancy to me when I was a young man. He
taught me how, to learn to read ancient writings and inscriptions,
ItyWas a hobby of his and mine also.
I have said learn advisedly because his parting words to me were:
"Go forth into the world, my son, and learn that which is written by
nature. Nature is the great school-house provided for man in which
to learn. N
ature does not theorize, Nature does not lie. Nature is
"Every rock has a tale written on its wrinkled and weathered face,
and the tales are true. Every blade of grass, every leaf on tree and
shrub has a whisper for listening ears. I have taught you a little
about the reading of ancient writings, inscriptions and symbols but
what you have learned is only the beginning, the A.B.C. of your
alphabet. It is only the gateway to the road of knowledge."
And I had been flattering myself that I
had learned so much.
I can only tell you a few out of the scores of incidents that
occurred during my various periods with him, those which so
irripressed me that I wrote them down at the time for fear of
forgetting them in the years to come.
I have entitled them:
"Intimate Hours with the Rishi"
MAN'S DIVINE FORCE
It is stated in the 7th Command in Creation that
man was endowed with a special gift at the time of his creation for
the purpose of ruling the earth.
One part of this gift was a Force
or Intellectual Power, in this respect a copy of the Creator. This
Divine Power in man was not only for the purpose of governing
elementary matter, but earthly forces as well as far as man himself
'was concerned - but man can only govern earthly forces when he has
learned how to control and use the great Divine Force within
To show how the Forces work and are controlled, I must show
their workings and relativity.
I want my readers to appreciate that this is not a scientific
lecture but an explanation of the writings with their translations
of what I have found in records written over 70,000 years ago. They
are, however, a science and beyond anything known to our great
scientists today. They are written so simply that an ordinary high
school pupil can understand them.
The ancients used no scientific
smoke screens called technology to hide ignorance and to mystify
their hearers by abstruse wording. The ancients knew their subjects
too well to require any such subterfuge.
They tell us that:
All Forces are vibratory. That some have a high vibration, others
lower vibrations. A high vibration either nullifies or repels a
lower one with which it may be opposed. In some cases it dominates,
as the Rishi will hereafter show. The vibrations from all earthly
forces form waves in the atmosphere. Some of the waves form their
waves in the essence 1 or un-analyzable part of the atmosphere.
Others form their waves in the analyzable part. The length and
rapidity of the force waves are governed by the initial vibrations
of the Force. The waves of man's Divine Force are formed in the
essence. Man is capable of producing higher vibrations than any of
the earthly Forces; consequently, when he can control his own force
he can either nullify or repel any of the earthly Forces.
1 Essence of the ancients - ether of our scientists today.
examples will be shown of the Rishi doing it.
I will give the
answers which I received from the old Rishi on certain subjects
which I asked him. I could fill a book with what I have got, but the
few examples I give are all sufficient for this purpose.
THE FORCE OF GRAVITY
Overcoming and nullifying the Force of Gravity
as it is known to us today, but which to the ancients was known as
the Cold Magnetic Force, was one of the sciences practiced 100,000
I told the Rishi of having read accounts of savages both
in Africa and in the Pacific Islands being able to float in the air
and asked him if he thought it could be a fact.
His answer was:
"Yes, my son, man has the power over what you call gravity. He can
raise his vibrations (put forth a force) above the Earth's Cold
Magnetic Force and nullify its effects. It is only this Force which
draws and anchors him to the ground. When the Magnetic Force is
nullified, man's body being matter and matter in itself having no
weight, enables him to raise his body and float through the air.
can walk or float over water as on land. Weight measures the degree
of attraction and pull which the Magnetic Force is enabled to exert
on it. Without the magnetic pull there is no weight; and this
magnetic pull being confined to the body or sphere itself, bodies,
as a matter of fact, have no weight.
The largest heavenly body, star
or sun, has no weight in space. Jesus, the greatest master that has
ever been on earth, gave a practical example of this when he walked
upon the water as related in your Bible. He was simply using to him
a well-known science, a science which was known and practiced
100,000 years ago by our great forefathers of the Earth's First
My son, these ancient Cosmic Forces must all be
regained and brought back again to us before this world can come to
its end, for without them man cannot be perfect. It is destined that
man shall be perfect before the end."
While on the subject of Jesus, I will diverge a little.
interest those who read these pages to know where and how Jesus
spent his time when absent from history.
There are several temples
and monasteries in India and Tibet that have records about Jesus
during this time. There are also some Oriental legends about him.
One thing about these records struck me as being noteworthy. Not in
a single record or legend do I find him called Christ. He is always
referred to as Jesus or the Oriental equivalent.
A record in the Hemis Monastery at Leh, Kashmir, written in Pali, is
without question not an original, but a copy and not many hundreds
of years old.
This one states that,
"when Jesus left his home
country, he first went to Egypt and there for two years studied the
ancient Osirian religion. From Egypt he went to India and in many
cities, including Benares and Lahore, he studied the teachings of
After this he entered a Himalayan monastery where
for 12 years he studied the Sacred Inspired Writings of Mu, the
Motherland, and her Cosmic Sciences. At the end of 12 years he
became a master."
In another monastery I find a record stating that:
"Jesus became the
most proficient master that has ever been on earth."
Today the name
of Jesus is more revered in this monastery than by any sect of
Christian priesthood, simply because these old monks knew him
In addition to this record I found that they had a legend
about Jesus. The head of the monastery told me that for a long time
this legend was oral only. Then, to prevent it being forgotten or
altered, it was written down about 1800 or 1900 years ago.
writing now runs:
"When Jesus was about to leave the monastery, a
controversy arose between him and the masters on the subject of the
reincarnation. Jesus maintained that the Sacred Inspired Writings of
the Motherland stated:
'that it was not the material body of man
that was reincarnated out of the original atoms that formed his
previous material body, but the Soul or Spirit only that was
The masters maintained that it was both the soul and
the previous material body that was reincarnated, and that the
identical atoms of the old body were used over again in the new
Through the courtesy of the head of the monastery and as a special
favor and compliment I was allowed to see and examine the tablets
over which the controversy arose. I deciphered and translated them.
"The material body returns to mother earth from whence it
came. The elements are then used to form other bodies."
The masters maintained that "other bodies" means the subsequent
bodies of the man.
Thus the question hinged on the meaning of "other
bodies." Did it mean the subsequent bodies of the man? Or did it
mean bodies of nature's making - soulless?
I then took the following tablets, deciphered and translated them
and found they read as follows:
"It is the man, the spirit, which
comes into being again. Imperishable man is a Divine Spark upon
which a house or an encasing body is built out of elements. This
encasing house is commenced by elementary cells being formed and
brought together and joined by the ziis of the Life Force.2
the usual period, this elementary compound wears out and returns to
Mother Earth, thus setting the Divine Spark free. At the appointed
time 3 a new set of elementary cells is brought together and a new
house is built again, encasing the Divine Spark. Being elementary,
this house also returns to Mother Earth, again releasing and setting
the Divine Spark free.
And so it continues, the Divine Spark
occupying one house after another until called, it then returns
whence it came, The Divine Source."
2 A zii is an electron subdivided into four parts, the last and
final division of the Life Force.
3 Determined by the Creator.
The foregoing tablets are in the section of the Sacred Inspired
Writings of Reincarnation.
They are exceedingly hard to translate
although very easy to decipher. They are hard to translate, to give
in modern language every minute detail as written on the tablets. I
do not profess to have done so. My efforts were aimed at getting a
correct general meaning. This I feel confident I have done. The
minute details I have not comprehended.
The teachings of Osiris and Jesus are wonderfully alike.
passages are identically the same, word for word. Yet this is not to
be wondered at, for they both taught the first religion of man as
given in the Sacred Inspired Writings of Mu, the Motherland. Both
Osiris and Jesus were selected instruments of our Heavenly Father,
the Great Nameless, sent on earth by Him to teach His children the
road to eternal happiness.
I will now end this diversion and return to my dear Rishi, sit at
his feet and listen to pearls of wisdom.
MOSES AND THE EGYPTIAN PRIESTS
One gloriously bright tropical
morning I wandered down to the temple to see my old friend and
preceptor. He received me with one of his indescribably sweet smiles
and led me to our favorite bench beneath some palm trees.
moments he was silent, then turning towards me he said:
"My son, it is strange how little the Christians know and understand
their Bible. Take, for instance, the legend where Moses' serpent
swallowed up the serpents of the Priests before Pharaoh. This they
have taken literally and regard it as a miracle, whereas both Moses
and the Priests were only practicing a little of the Ancient Cosmic
Sciences on each other. Moses conquered. You will better understand
it if I call it mass hypnotism.
Both Moses and the Priests had the
power of raising their vibrations above the people and Pharaoh.
Moses could raise his higher than the Priests' also because he was a
more proficient master. Moses raised his vibrations until he had
even the Priests under control. Being under control they were
compelled to see things as Moses formed them in his mind. Moses
concentrated on his serpent swallowing up theirs.
The Priests, being
under his control, saw Moses' serpent swallowing up theirs, so did
Pharaoh and all the people, for they also were under control. This
miracle as it is called was simply a mirage of the brain brought
about by Moses' control."
With twinkling eyes and smiling lips, he took my hand and said:
son, you never see clearly without a practical demonstration, so I
must give you one. Holding my hand your vibrations will partake of
mine and you will see clearly what occurs."
A few yards away were two coolies sweeping up the Temple Compound. A
little way ahead of them were two dead branches that had fallen from
a tree during the night.
As they arrived at the sticks the Rishi
"Now watch them."
They stooped down to pick up the sticks and
directly they touched them they screamed out,
They then ran off and came back with two long bamboo poles.
With these they at once set in to kill those snakes. After allowing
them to thrash the fallen sticks into pieces, the Rishi dropped his
vibrations and things became normal all around. They looked dumfounded.
They looked at the long bamboo poles in their hands and then at the
broken fragments of the fallen branches. Then they scratched their
heads, wondering no doubt what had happened.
The Rishi called them
to him and asked:
"What have you been drinking?"
"Arak," was the
reply. "We only took two drinks."
The Rishi simply shook his head
and frowned. With profound salaams and a declaration that "hereafter
they would never take but one drink of arak at a time," they
returned to their work.
Thus, as an object lesson, three thousand years afterwards was
enacted in an Indian Temple Compound the Biblical scene of Moses,
the Egyptian Priests and the serpents.
THE PROFESSOR'S HISTORY
One morning as we were sitting on our usual
seat in the Temple Compound, discussing the ancient past of mankind,
a tall, pompous European accompanied by servants carrying papers,
etc., entered the compound and came to where we were sitting.
Adjusting his monocle, he said:
"I have come to see the High Priest
of this temple and have brought letters of introduction to him. Can
you lead me to him, old man?"
The Rishi answered,
"I have the honor
of filling the position of High Priest of this temple."
Englishman then said:
"I am Professor - - - of - - - University,
England. I am writing a book on Ancient India and have been told
that you know more about ancient India than any other native. I want
you to give me all the information you can."
Handing an envelope to
the Rishi, he said:
"This is a letter of introduction to you from
- - ."
The Rishi read the letter and said:
"I will gladly give you all
the information I can, which will be telling you what our temple
He then called an attendant and ordered a table and
chairs to be brought.
On the table the coolies deposited large pads
of writing paper with an immense number of sharpened pencils. The
Professor took a chair, deposited his hat, cane and umbrella on the
Taking a pencil in his hand and placing one of the pads of
paper in front of him, with a readjustment of the monocle, he
"Now go ahead, old man, I am ready to hear all you know."
answered: "As I do not know how far you have advanced with your
work, I think it will be well for you to put in question form the
points you wish to know, and I will give you what our temple records
state on each question as we go along."
Professor: "Now tell me about..."
Rishi: "Our temple records relate that..."
Professor: "That is all wrong. Dr. A., in his work on India, says..."
Rishi: "Dr. A. may be right and our temple records all wrong - maybe."
Professor: "Next I want to know..."
Rishi: "Our temple records say..."
Professor: "You are all wrong again. Professor B., who has made a
special study of this subject and written upon it, says... "
Rishi: "Perhaps this great Professor B. is right and perhaps all
temple records may be wrong."
And so it went on for more than a dozen questions, the same result
in all cases.
At last the Professor banged his papers together, rose
"Here I've come a two days' journey for the purpose of
gaining some information from one who is supposed to know something.
A clear waste of time! Why! Old man, you know nothing! Absolutely
I could find out ten times as much as you know in a couple
of hours in any library."
The Rishi edged a little closer to me, reached out and took my hand,
his brows contracting the least bit. Then I knew something was about
to happen. The Professor banged on his hat, seized and opened his
umbrella, then grabbed for his cane.
With a yell he threw it across
the compound and exclaimed:
"Great Heavens, it's a snake!! How did
it get up on the table?"
One of the coolies picked his cane up and brought it to him; he
backed away yelling:
"Don't bring that beastly thing near me!"
The Rishi said:
"Why, Professor, are you touched with the sun?"
placed his hand on the Professor's head but for a moment; the
Professor sank into a chair, groaning with pain.
The Rishi then sent
for a cocoanut shell of water which was given to the Professor to
drink. The Professor drank the water, the Rishi released his
control, and at once the Professor became normal.
After a few
minutes, the Professor held out his hand to the Rishi and said:
"Although you know nothing about the history of India, old man, you
certainly are an adept in medicines. Your potion certainly ought to
be known to science."
He turned and left.
As he was passing out of the Temple Compound, the Rishi looked at
him and said:
"Soon, my son, we shall have another wonderful history
of India. Come, my son, let us walk, all this with the Professor is
too childish and undignified."
And the wonderful history appeared
two years afterwards.
I have used the word "vibrations" in connection with the workings of
the brain, because that is the word which is the equivalent of the
ancient word used in the Sacred Writings of Mu.
As it may not be quite understood, or may be even misapplied, let me
further explain it according to the ancient writings. Every thought
causes a movement of the brain.
Every movement of matter of any and every description is the result
of an active force, a force is the agent which accomplishes the
movement. Forces connected with the brain are Cosmic Forces,
therefore, a thought results from the workings of a Cosmic Force.
Now I will give the manner of the working of a Cosmic Force as
explained in the Sacred Inspired Writings.
Attached to the
explanation is a vignette which I give herewith with its
The text explaining this symbol states that Cosmic Forces start from
a given point: some are limited to the earth's atmosphere; others
travel throughout the universe like the Sacred Four.
They travel in
the form of waves radiating from the point of origin. These waves
result from the vibrations of the Force, all Forces are vibratory.
The waves of Cosmic Forces are formed in the essence which forms a
part of the earth's atmosphere, and which fills space. In the
earth's atmosphere the waves and the Force carried in them diminish
in strength in ratio to the diminishing density of the atmosphere.
It is here explained that a movement of the brain is a Force
Vibrations formed in the essence go completely around the earth, as
fast as light travels or faster. When this thought wave strikes
another brain which is keyed up to the same vibrations the receiving
brain perfectly understands the thought formed by the sender. This
is Cosmic Telegraphy or thought transference. With two brains keyed
in and concentrated on one another, it is perfectly easy to carry on
an actual, soundless, wordless conversation.
My old Rishi Priest and I always communicated with each other in
this manner; we need never send a note.
If he wanted me at the
temple I felt it and went and always found him waiting my arrival.
He thought so little of this accomplishment that he called it the
kindergarten lesson in the Cosmic Sciences. He called it the letter
A in the alphabet.
One of our great financiers once said to me - if you can read men's
thoughts like that you can make millions a week down in Wall Street.
He was absolutely wrong.
It could not be done, for, directly the
money part comes in, materialism has the ascendency and the
spiritual cannot act, which reminds me of the words of the Great
"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to attain heaven."
Materialism controlled the man to accumulate the wealth.
The care of
it after he has got it necessitates materialism to prevent his
losing it, so that he has no time to improve the spiritual to
prepare him to return to the Great Source. He's got to "be born
again," reincarnated, to make a fresh start.
BIBLICAL LEGEND OF FIERY FURNACE
The Rishi was particularly fond of
referring to our Bible.
The greater part of the early chapters he
knew by heart; in fact, all chapters throughout the Bible where
Cosmic Forces are shown. He considered the Lord's Prayer the
greatest and most beautiful epic ever written.
He was not entirely
in accord with the apostolic teachings but he always qualified his
opinion by saying:
"It is quite possible that they have been
misquoted in translating."
One evening, our usual time for talking about the past, he said:
have been thinking, my son, about the great Biblical miracle where
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego walk through the fiery furnace
without being burnt or in any way touched by the fire. It was no
miracle; they were masters. As I have told you, man has the power to
raise his inner vibrations above those of earthly forces and so
Heat from which comes fire is an earthly force;
therefore, man can raise his vibrations above the heat force. When
he does this, the heat cannot touch him because a neutral zone has
been formed between him and the heat force, through which the heat
cannot pass. The man's raiment partakes of his vibrations, as you
partake of mine, when you take my hand. So that even his raiment
cannot be touched by the fire.
"Those who have attained the knowledge of controlling and using
their inner or spiritual vibrations have been termed masters - they
have mastered the Cosmic Sciences. Even masters vary greatly in
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were masters, and
when in the furnace raised their spiritual vibrations above the
vibrations of the heat force; consequently, the fires could not
I then asked him how these Israelites gained their knowledge in
Babylonia to become masters.
His answer was:
"These Israelites were
captives in Babylonia. In Babylonia there were many colleges for
learning which they called Chaldi. They were first formed about
18,000 years ago by the Naacals who left India to go there for that
purpose. They were instituted for the free teaching of the language
of the Motherland, the teaching of the Sacred Inspired Writings of
the Motherland and the Cosmic Forces.
It is from the name of these
colleges - Chaldi - that the Semitics from the north, who thousands of
years afterwards took the country, formed a joint kingdom out of it
calling it Chaldea. The Semitics assimilated with the Babylonians
who were the Akkadians and Sumerians. The Chaldis were free and open
to all who wished to come to them for learning, free of all and
The slave was as welcome as a prince; directly their
foot crossed the threshold, they became the equal of one another.
There they became brothers in truth for when within the Chaldi they
were symbolically standing at the footstool of their Heavenly
After finishing this, for him, long discourse, the dear old fellow
with a twinkle in his eye said:
"Now I suppose as usual to make all
perfectly plain to you, I must give you a physical example."
called one of the attendants and told him to bring a large live coal
from a fire.
As soon as the coal arrived, in an open chattie, he
took my hand and deliberately picked up the coal with his fingers
and placed it in the middle of my hand. He then asked me if I felt
any heat from the coal. I did not. He then told me to light a cigar
from it, but the cigar would not light. He then turned my hand over,
the coal fell to the ground.
He dropped my hand and invited me to
pick the coal up and put it back into the chattie. I innocently
attempted to do so, and although dropping it instantly, it left
blisters on my fingers that took a long time to heal. He then
deliberately picked up the coal with his fingers and put it back
into the chattie.
Smiling, he turned to me and said:
"Now light your
cigar from it!"
I did so, with no difficulty. The demonstration was
complete. He asked whether I believed in this bit of Cosmic Science.
My friends, I assure you that I did then, and I do now!
conviction still remains with me.
On one occasion I asked the Rishi what was the best
course to take to become proficient in concentration.
"Relieve your brain of all material work. To do this a reclining or
lying position is best. A position where every muscle in your body
relaxes. This relieves the brain of looking after these parts of
Cover your eyes, or close them so that no object
strikes your attention; this is another relief to the brain. Do not
eat too much or too little - both are bad. If you eat too much your
stomach is overloaded and calls for brain work. If you have too
little in your stomach hunger is occupying the brain.
body should be perfectly normal; nature should be working smoothly
without a jar. Sounds must be avoided as much as possible as they
divert the brain.
"You have now given over the command of your brain to the spiritual;
the material is in subjection. Concentration is hard at first but
becomes easier and easier as you continue."
VISIONS OF THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED ON
What is generally termed the
occult is attracting the attention of the layman, and some of our
most prominent scientists as well.
For seven years I had the great
privilege of being the only pupil of the greatest Rishi who has
lived during the past two thousand years, and yet generally unknown.
It may well be said,
"the world has never known her greatest men."
He would willingly and gladly explain to me various phenomena, what
to us today are the Mystic Sciences. I could never, however, induce
him to teach me how to perform any of the phenomena along certain of
Whenever I appealed to him to do so, his invariable
"My son, I am teaching you how to learn the ancient
history of man. I cannot go beyond that science with you because you
have not been prepared to advance into others."
Occasionally he showed me practical demonstrations of some, at the
same time explaining the phenomenon.
On asking him one day:
occasionally really see beings who have long since passed on? Or is
it imagination, mirages of the brain?"
His answer was:
"Son, it is
not imagination, nor is it a mirage of the brain; but an actual fact
that sometimes some people receive visitors from the world beyond.
All people have not the faculty of seeing them; this depends on the
plane of their inner vibrations. Again it may be some people are
never visited at all."
From personal experience, I can tell my readers that a camera will
see what the human eye does not and register it.
I have had this
phenomenon happen three times and have submitted the plates to
prominent photographers desiring an explanation. All acknowledged it
was beyond them. The most perfect of these three photos revealed a
young lady sitting in the crotch of a tree. Her mother recognized
her immediately and told me that she had been dead ten years, and
that crotch in the tree had been a favorite seat of hers.
I have wandered away but will now return to the Rishi.
"There are various ones who are in the Great Beyond who may
reveal themselves to you. First, one who had attained the rank of
master before he passed on. He can come before you and has the power
to lower his vibrations to the plane of yours so that his are keyed
in with yours. You then by vision become aware of his presence.
often, however, the ones who may appear to you are neat and dear
relatives and near and dear friends. Ones that have been intimately
associated with you here on earth. The reason for this is that your
inner vibrations were on the same plane here on earth. They cause
theirs to come back to their earthly plane and when keyed in, by
vision, reveal themselves.
These visitations are not infrequent
between two people whose hearts have been one here on earth. So you
see, my son, Love is the great ruler, both here and hereafter. Love
is the image of our Heavenly Father, and Love is the reflection of
our Heavenly Father in man."
I then said:
"Father, have you not told me that by and by these
visitors cease to come? Where do they go?"
"Where have they gone, my
son? I cannot say. I do not know. It may be that they have gone to
other worlds. They may have been reincarnated here on earth. It may
be they have returned to the Great Source. This is a closed book
that may not be opened by man."
After waiting for a short time, he
"It is more common for us to feel the presence of these
visitors from the world beyond without seeing them. Occasionally,
they seem so close that you feel like holding out your hand to
I asked him what the circumstances were that prevented our seeing
His answer was:
"Because their vibrations, although
close enough in unison with yours to cause your brain to receive
them, are not sufficiently in unison to produce vision; and
sometimes it would appear that they did not wish you to see them.
Personally, I have come to the conclusion that those who do not wish
to be seen are great masters who are using you as an instrument for
communication and information to this world from the world beyond."
I then asked him if he could give me an example or illustration of
"Yes, some artists, some
sculptors, and some writers; writers especially. The master, or
whoever he may be, keys his vibrations in on the writer's brain and
with these vibrations expresses his desire or command of what to
write. The brain of the writer receives them and while he is
receiving them he can write nothing else.
If he tries to pen
something from his own mundane reasoning, after completed, he finds
he has only penned nonsense. He can only write reasonably that which
is being given to the brain by the master. He is under a spell. The
unseen is governing him. This is what the ancients called 'inspired
writings,' which are writings from the world beyond through a
On another occasion I asked him,
"if it were actually possible for
man so far to advance himself in the Ancient Sciences that at will
he could separate his Inner Man from the corporeal body, then for
the Inner Man to travel long distances and bring back information."
His answer was:
"Yes, my son, it is perfectly easy to do this by one
who has mastered the Ancient Sciences, but for one who is not
perfectly accomplished it is an extremely dangerous undertaking,
for, not being perfected in the science, the Inner Man might fail to
find his way back to the material body. Then the material body,
being without the Inner Man, follows nature's course to Mother
Earth. It takes a lifetime to become proficient in this branch of
the Ancient Sciences - you must never attempt it."
I then asked him to teach me this branch of the Ancient Sciences.
This he absolutely refused to do, saying,
"Your time with me will
not be a tenth long enough to do so."
At unexpected times he gave me demonstrations of this very
Do WE TAKE A LONG JOURNEY?
One evening just before I was leaving
India, placing his hand on my shoulder, my old friend said:
would you like to take a long journey with me tonight?"
accepted and at the appointed hour, 9 P.M., arrived at the temple.
One of the attendants received me and took me directly to the Rishi's sanctum. The room was dully lit, some incense burners were
sending their pungent smoke throughout the room. On my entering, the
Rishi rose from a divan on which he had been sitting, came forward
and took my hand. Dismissing the attendant, he gave orders not to be
disturbed until his regular morning call.
When the door closed he
led me to the divan and said:
"My son, we are going back to look at
ourselves during our last incarnation."
This was the first
intimation from him that we had been on earth together before.
We sat on the divan together, my hand in his. He told me to close my
eyes and concentrate on him and to pick up his vibrations.
Gradually, consciousness appeared to leave me. Soon he and I were
floating across a great flat land with many cities. To one
particularly large city we floated. When there we came down to earth
and walked through the streets which were crowded with busy people.
Days, weeks and years appeared to pass. Then I saw myself a soldier
fallen in battle with a spear wound.
The Rishi, who was my father,
received me from the bearers; lifting his hands above his head, he
"My only son and fallen in battle!" and as he thus cried my
soul passed on.
It would take a volume to describe all that I saw
during these weeks, months and years.
At last I awoke and in a short time was myself again. I shall make
no comments on this journey. I shall not say whether I believe it
was real and that my Inner Man was separated from my material body
or not, or whether it was all a mesmeric vision. This I leave my
readers to decide for themselves.
This was one of the last interviews I had with my dear, gentle, old
friend. I have often wondered since I last saw him whether he loved
me more than I did him.
I hardly think it possible.
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