literature has a fairly substantial supply of books on possession by
demons or by Satan himself. Anyone who has ever witnessed a
sustained psychic greeting upon someone else or himself is fully
aware of the reality of the occurrence. If you are reading this
book, whatever your previous opinion of psychic greeting, I say to
you as a potential or working channel that this is part of the
vocation you have elected to pursue.
There are many presences in our invisible
universe, many more by far than we can see as we go about our daily
life. We do well to choose our point of view carefully and stick
with it faithfully in order that we may have the most fastidious
choice of contacts, aligning ourselves with the highest and best
thought we can.
The channel, in playing the game of being an instrument for inspiration, plays a role that is intended to be larger than life, in that the focusing and polarizing is centered upon being a far better instrument than one normally is in a steady state of consciousness. My consciousness, as I am writing on tape for you this morning, is not the same consciousness I possessed in the bathroom earlier when I rather abruptly moved my cat, Freeway, from his precarious three-legged posture (he lost one limb as a little kitten) atop the sink I wished to use at that moment.
third time he crawled into it he went down faster than he came up.
That bad temper is the kind of opening which makes one vulnerable to
However, if you have been experiencing a lot of polarizing changes of consciousness lately, and because of those changes of consciousness find yourself wishing to do something for someone else that would be noteworthy in some way, you may not be paranoid by ascribing bad luck to more than simple coincidence. When you begin attempting to polarize yourself you may find after a few weeks, months or years that you have done enough work to experience the time of transformation which is sometimes called initiation.
I have experienced two of them of which I am aware;
there may have been more which were hidden from me by the mundane
nature of crisis: I have often thought that initiations sometimes
take place through the catalyst of illness or tragedy, when the biocomputer-mind is full of the energy of dumped programs.
When one moves from one level of
intensity of seeking or adoration to another, one is changing one’s
basic level of consciousness, and in order to move from one level to
the next, one must move through a semipermeable boundary area. There
is resistance at the boundary, making it more difficult to make the
shift than to stay where one is. The process of initiation involves
a steadfastness of seeking and a confidence that all is truly well
in spite of appearances, that love will indeed conquer all.
One can get stray negative thoughts which, seemingly, coming from nowhere, immediately take over the mind, challenging the stability and courage of the seeker. There can be the intensification of any existing physical disease or unease, or mental or emotional unease. My bad temper at the cat’s importunities is one opening which a negatively oriented spirit could use to trigger feelings of guilt in me—for indeed I should have been more patient not just then, but in other situations throughout my life.
Anything one does that is
unbalanced like that, ungraceful, disharmonious, petty, is a
freely-given hostage taken by the forces which wish to block the
positive work that you are doing. If you pay attention to the sounds
inside your mind—most seekers and students whom I have known have
experienced these—you may find one sound or position of sound in the
head which will serve as a warning when something erroneous is being
thought, or may serve as a signal when you are doing something
extremely well for the first time, and the thought is one which you
wish to emphasize and remember.
Earth, wind, water and fire are of the first density; plants, animals and all things that grow are of the second-density; and self-conscious, third-density beings take up a more ‘spiritualized’ or light-filled body, with light packed more densely, hence the term, ‘density.’ Fourth-density entities are completing the lessons of love and beginning the attempt to learn wisdom in addition to love.
Because real love is the Creator, agent and enabler of service to others, fourth-density beings have a strong desire to protect those of third-density—us—from the massive amount of information made available to us by their opposite numbers—fourthdensity negatively polarized beings, who have the reciprocal attitude toward fourth-density positively polarized beings.
The concept of angels and demons in a heavenly battle is not an altogether satisfactory distortion of what I conceive the situation to be, but it is recognizable as the same situation. I do believe that one era or density is coming to an end on planet Earth and that another is about to begin. I don’t believe that there is any necessity for a totally catastrophic earth change or changes, although I have read some of the same books you may have and accept the possibility, in some cases even the probability, of some inconvenience, as my favorite contact once called the probable scenario of earth changes.
While we move through the process of density change the Armageddon
of the thought world rages. Neither side can win because the forces
of love lose polarity by doing battle and as they begin to win, as
they must, since they bear the standard of love, they realize that
they must pull back in order to regain polarity. In leaving the
field of battle they lose the edge that they have gained. And so the
battle is unending. It is my somewhat sad conclusion that this is a
war that will not end in any probable future. However, the negative
polarity is valuable, and needs to be appreciated. Without the
concept of polarity there would be no way to accelerate the process
of spiritual evolution, either in the path of service to others, or
unity, or in the path of service to self, or separation.
So if you are, or think you are,
receiving a psychic greeting, do not ask, “Why me?” for everything
that you have done to prepare yourself to be a channel, and all that
you do to be faithful in service as an instrument, has put you in an
extremely predictable situation: you will come to the attention of
those lobbying for the antithetical point of view to the one offered
by messengers of love, light and service to others.
A psychic greeting is like priority mail. It should get your attention immediately. In the first place you would not be getting a psychic greeting unless you had left yourself open to temptation, had been successfully tempted and did not amend your thought or action, for if you deal with temptations as they arise, psychic greeting is not possible.
A person that leaves no openings will not be attacked. If
negatively oriented entities could be said to have one predictable
characteristic, that characteristic is caution. Negative entities
have a great deal to lose if they get into a situation where they
will fail. Failing is a negative no-no. Look at the situation from
the negative point of view. Service to the self, the controlling of
others for the use of the self, is the name of the game. If you
cannot control another you have failed, so it is unlikely in the
extreme that you are undergoing some type of psychic greeting unless
you have left yourself indefensible on some point.
You may have to force yourself to recognize and accept your own
shortcomings. It is far easier to say that you are being attacked by
someone or something that hates you because you are a messenger of
light than it is to take responsibility for the “attack,”
recognizing that you have placed yourself in the position in which
you now are by some omission or commission of action or thought.
If you are acting according to the highest and best that
you know in metaphysic and ethic, and if your life equals your
thinking and your work, you have eliminated the cause of psychic
greeting. Of course if you are human and on the planet in a physical
body at this time, you have probably not succeeded in becoming the
ideal, God-realized being. Just keep trying.
All that is
good to us is evil to them, for they are perceiving the exact
opposite of the path of light. Thus the power of love is not found
in its ability to control as much as in its capacity to fill
positive things with joy and negative things with the desire to
leave. Sending unconditional love to a negative entity who greets
you psychically is much like sending a bouquet of spoiled flowers.
The smell is malodorous and sickening to the recipient, who promptly
turns on his heels and vacates the premises, having realized it is
the receiver of a positively oriented “psychic greeting.”
and love are conflicting forces. Unconditional love should be sent
to the entity which is greeting you. It should then be sent
separately and consciously to the greeting itself. Love should also
be sent to yourself, that you may have the grace to forgive the
intrusion and forget it completely. It is always well to conclude
with an inner statement of fidelity to the point of view which you
have come to hold and a form of thanksgiving that is meaningful to
you, and to the Creator for giving you this opportunity to learn.
Once you have your feeling
of self well articulated you have positioned yourself in such a way
that dealing with psychic greetings becomes a simple application of
faith and will. You must have faith in the power of love, you who
are servants of the consciousness of love, and you must have the
will to use love to respond to a greeting from negative entities.
For without willpower there is a great temptation to feel sorry for
yourself and powerless in the face of the unseen. If you are not
afraid to channel the positive, do not be afraid to face the
I don’t want to start listing frightening things that can happen to one undergoing psychic greeting; if you are reading this chapter with interest you probably have a lot to tell me! A history of some encounters I have had with psychic greetings is included in THE LAW OF ONE, Volumes One through Four, especially Volume Three. While you are waiting for this aftertaste to disappear you are still vulnerable even though you have sent love, because fear and anger at the intrusion are still possible. Sometimes the mind does not want to let go of those emotions.
It is well to
fashion for yourself some general statement of affirmation and have
it on hand to say to yourself, preferably out loud, during those
five or ten minutes that it takes for you to get back into a
comfortable frame of mind. I have written my own, and you may wish
to write yours also. Counting your blessings is a good way of
expressing the kind of writing I would encourage. You may also use
affirmations that have been written by others, such as Psalm 91 or
THE MAGICIAN: HIS TRAINING AND WORK, also available in paperback.
is written from the standpoint of Christ-consciousness’ being an
expression of perfect love. Both books are written by practicing
white magicians. I do recommend this additional reading, since these
authors give not only solutions that work but also an excellent
foundation for removing the feeling of strangeness from the
situation. It is not a good idea to be in awe of negative forces,
nor is it good to be flippant about them, but rather to be in
balance and to be able to respond appropriately using the polarity
you have gained and asking for the forces of light to aid you. The
books may or may not be what you are looking for; however, I feel it
would be irresponsible of me to tell you about the very helpful
material in them without recommending the volumes in toto.
Elkins, Jim McCarty and I used material from these volumes during
our contact with the social memory complex of Ra and found it to be
efficacious and most uplifting to us all personally as well. It is
work done with devotion or not at all, and I hope you will take it
most seriously if you decide to pursue this material. Further, I
would greatly appreciate you doing your reading before you use any
material. It is important in the context of their contribution to
ritual magic and their making this material available that the
student who essays its use read what else the authors had to offer.