Monday, July 29, 2013

Seth Unknown Reality Vol 2, Session 722


I told you to take a moment while you were within a particular dream, and to use it to try to discover what had been happening within the dream before you experienced it.

It is true that you create your own dreams, but it is also true that you only focus upon certain portions of your dream creations.  Even in the dream state, any present expands into its own version of past and future; so in those terms the dream possess its own background, its own kind of historic past, the moment you construct it.

You need not experience those past dream events, although if you just turn your attention in that direction then the dream’s past will become apparent.  Mental impressions of any kind therefore are not simply imprinted, or written, as it were, in a medium of space and time.  They have greater dimensionality.  The past and future ripple outward from any event, making it “thicker” than it appears to be.

In greater terms, the past is definitely created from the present.  In your system of reality this does not seem to be the case at all, since your senses project a forward kind of motion outward upon events.  “Subatomic particles”, however, appear in your present, rippling into your system’s dimensions, creating their own “tracks”, which scientists then try to observe.  In some cases, unknowingly, your scientists are close to observing the birth of time effects within your system.  Since your brains are composed of cells with their atoms and molecules, and since these are themselves made of certain invisible particles, then your memories are already structured by the biological mechanisms that make them possible in your terms. (After death, for example, you still possess a memory, though it does not operate through the physical organism as you understand it.)

Psychologically, then, while you are living your memories follow a pattern of past into present.  It seems, therefore, quite inconceivable that in certain terms any present event can bring about a memory of a similar event that occurred before, while instead each actually occurs at once.

In the dream state, the freedom of events from time as you understand it can be more apparent.  If you are alert and curious while dreaming (and you can learn to be), then you can catch yourself in the act of creating a dream’s past and future at once.

Physicists know that waves can appear as particles upon certain conditions, and that particles can behave like waves.  So moments as you understand them are like waves experienced as “particles” – as small bubbles, for example, each one breaking and another forming.  Subatomic particles also behave like waves sometimes; in fact, it is usually only when they act like particles that they are perceived at all.

Physicists think of atoms as particles.  Their wavelet characteristics are not observed.  At other levels of reality, atoms behave in a wavelike manner.  Subjectively, you will think of your own thoughts as waves rather than as particles.  Yet in the dream level of reality those waves “break” into particles, so to speak.  They form pseudo-objects from your viewpoint.  While dreaming you accept that reality is real.  Only upon awakening do the dream objects seem not-real, or imaginary.  The nervous system itself is biologically equipped to perceive various gradations of physical matter, and there are “in-between” impulse passageways that are utilized while dreaming.  From your point of view these are alternate passageways, but in the dream state they allow you to perceive as physical matter objects that in the waking state would not be observable.

Again, from the waking standpoint these other neurological recognitions could be thought of as ghost or trace methods of perception.  Waking, you do not usually use them.  They are utilized to some extent in daydreaming, however, and in certain alterations of consciousness while you perceive as real, or nearly real, events that are not immediately happening within your space-time structure.

The dream world is as organized as your own, but from the waking state you do not focus upon that inner organization.  Your dream images exist.  They are quite as real as a table or a chair.  They are built up from particles, invisible only from the waking situation.

Physicists are beginning to study the characteristics of “invisible” particles.  They seem to defy space and time principles.  This is precisely why they form the basis for dream reality; why objects in a dream can appear and disappear.

In your physical universe such particles are invisible components, deduced but never directly encountered.  To a certain extent they are latent.  In some other realities, however, their characteristics rule rather than the attributes of the visible particles that you see.  Dream images, therefore, exist at a different range of matter.

Many of these invisible particles (CU’s) can be in more than one place at a time – a fact that quite confounds the physically tuned brain perceiving a world in which objects stay where they are supposed to be. 

Basically, however, each “appearance” of such a particle is a self-version, for it is altered to some extent by its “location”.  So can the human self appear in several places at once, each such appearance subtly altering the “human” particle, so that each appearance is a version of an “original” self that as itself never appears in those terms.  When you look at an electron – figuratively speaking – you are observing a trace or a track of something else entirely, and that appearance is termed an electron.  So the self that you know is a physical trace or intrusion into space and time of an “original” self that never appears.  In a way, then, you are as ghostly as an electron.

The unknown self, the “original self”, straddles realities, dipping in and out of them in creative versions of itself, taking on the properties of the system in which it appears, and the characteristics native to that environment.  Waves and particles are versions of other kinds of behavior taken by energy.  Using that analogy, you flow in wavelike fashion into the physical particleized versions that you call corporal existences.

I am putting this as simply as possible; but when your “original self” enters [part of] itself into three-dimensional life from an inner reality, the energy waves carrying it break – not simply into one particle, following our analogy, but into a number of conscious particles.  In certain terms these are built up using the medium at hand – the biological properties of the earth.  They spread out from the “point of contact”, forming individual lives.  In your conception of the centuries, then, there are other counterparts of yourself living at the same time and in different places – all creative versions of the “original self”.  There is a great intimate cooperation that exists biologically and spiritually between all of the beings on your planed “at any given time”.  You are all connected psychically in terms of inner and outer structures.  A certain identity and cohesiveness is also maintained because of these inner connections.

Your dream adventures, however exciting, remain “invisible” from your waking standpoint.  Within dreams space and time expand, again, as I have mentioned, but in a way that you cannot physically pinpoint.  Your own exterior space exists in precisely the same manner from the standpoint of any other reality.  For that matter, you yourself are so richly creative that your own thoughts give birth to other quite legitimate systems of which you have no knowledge.

You are each members of a particular race, and you do not feel any the less individualistic because of that affiliation.

You consider yourselves, further, members of a species.  The races are alive together at any given time on your earth in varying proportions, so there are physical organizations, biologically speaking, that you recognize.  You do not feel threatened because you do not have your particular race to yourself.  So there are inner psychic “races” to which you belong, or psychic stocks, so to speak, each providing physical variations.

In those terms each living person has other counterparts of himself or herself alive, generally speaking, at the same time, sharing the physical face of the earth.  There are psychic pools of identity, therefore; and generally speaking those alive in any given century are as much a part of that inner pool as they are a part of the particular race to which they may belong.  Each member of the species is an individual, and each member of a psychic pool of identity is an individual.

Again, your idea of personhood limits you when you think of concepts.  You imagine personhood to be a kind of mental particle that must have definite boundaries, or it will lose its identity.  The identity of even the smallest consciousness is always maintained – but not limited.  If you can think of your present idea of identity as if it were but one shape or one motion of a moving particle, a shape or a motion that never loses its imprint or meaning, then you could also see how you could follow it forward or backward to the shape or motion taken “before or afterward”.

You could retain the identity of yourself as you know yourself, and yet flow into a greater field or wave of reality that allowed you to perceive your own other motions or shapes or versions.  You could become aware of a larger structure in which you also have your own validity, and therefore add to your own knowledge and to the dimensions of your experience.

You can do this the easiest way, perhaps, by observing yourself in the dream state, for there you create versions of yourself constantly.  In the morning you are enriched, not diminished.

You are the living version of yourself in space and time, around which your world revolves.  The great potentiality that exists in the unknown self, however, also actualized other such focuses, and in the same space-time framework.  They are not you, any more than you are the black man, or the white woman, or the Indian woman, or the Chinese man.

As certain races possess their own characteristics and shared biological background, and come from the same biological pool, however, so these counterparts come from the same psychic pool, and physically seed the members of the races at any given “time”.  In such a way mental abilities and propensities are given a greater range, and distributed about the earth.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Television Metaphor from Seth's Unknown Reality Volume 2

Session 713


It might help here if you imagine the psyche again as some multidimensional living television set.  In what seems to be the small space of the screen many programs are going on, though you can tune in to only one at a time.

In a manner of speaking, however, all of the other programs are “latent” in the one you are watching.  There are coordinates that unite them all.  There is a give-and-take quite invisible to you between one program and another, and action within one, again, affects the action within each of the others.

Like the imaginary multidimensional television, the psyche contains within it other programs than the one in which you are acting – other plots, environments, and world situations.  Theoretically you can indeed momentarily “walk out of” your program into another as easily, when you know how, as you now move from one room to another.  You must know that the other programs exist or the possibility of such action will not occur to you.  In larger terms all of the programs are but portions of one: The various sets are real, however, and the characters quite alive.

Actors playing parts are obviously alive, as actors, but in a fictional play, for example, the characters portrayed by the actors are not alive, in your terms, in the same fashion that the actors are.  In the psyche, however, and in its greater reality, the characters have their own lives – quite as real as those of the actors.

Thinking again of the psyche in the manner mentioned, taking it for granted that the program now on the screen is a fully dimensioned reality, and that hidden somehow in its very elements are all of the other programs not showing.  These are not line up in space behind the “front” program, but in a completely different way contained within it.  The point of any image at any given time in the picture showing might represent, for example, a top hat on a table.  Everyone acting in that scene would view the hat and the table, and react accordingly with their own individual characteristics.

The hat on the table, while possessing all of the necessary paraphernalia of reality for that scene, might also, however, serve as a different kind of reference point for one of the other programs simultaneously occurring.  In that reality, say program two, the entire configuration of hat and table may be meaningless, while still being interpreted in an entirely different way from a quite different perspective.  There in program two the table might be a flat natural plain, and the hat an oddly shaped structure upon it – a natural rather than a manufactured one.  Objects in your reality have an entirely different aspect in another.  Any of the objects shown in the program you are watching, then, may be used as a different kind of reference point in another reality, in which those objects appear as something else.

We are trying to make an analogy here on two levels, so please bear with me.  In terms of your psyche, each of your own thoughts and actions exist not only in the manner with which you are familiar with them, but also in many other forms that you do not perceive: forms that may appear as natural events in a different dimension than your own, as dream images, and even as self-propelling energy.  No energy is ever lost.  The energy within your own thoughts, then, does not dissipate even when you yourself have finished with them.  Their energy has reality in other worlds.

Now imagine that the picture on the television screen shows your own universe.  Your idea of space travel would be to send a ship from one planet, earth, outward into the rest of space that you perceive on that “flat” screen.  Even with your projected technology, this would involve great elements of time.  Imagine here, now, that the screen’s picture is off-center to begin with, so that everything is distorted to some extent, and going out into space seems to be going backward into time.

If the picture were magically centered, then all “time” would be seen to flow out from the instant moment of perception, the private now; and in many ways the mass now, or mass perception, represents the overall now-point of your planet.  From that now, “time” goes out in all probable directions.  Actually it goes inward in all probable directions.

The simple picture of the universe that you see on our screen, therefore, represents a view from your own now perspective – but each star, planet, galaxy or whatever is made up of other reference points in which, to put it simply, the same patterns have different kinds of reality.  True space travel would of course be time-space travel, in which you learned how to use points in your own universe as “dimensional clues” that would serve as entry points into other worlds.  Otherwise you are simply flying like an insect around the outside of the television set, trying to light on the fruit, say, that is shown upon the screen – and wondering, like a poor bemused fly, why you cannot.  You use one main focus in your reality.  In the outside world this means that you have a “clear picture”. (Humorously:) There is no snow!  That physical program is the one you are acting in, alive in, and it is the one shown on the screen.  The screen is the part of your psyche upon which you are concentrating.  You not only tune in the picture but also create the props, the entire history of the life and times – but in living three-dimensional terms, and “you” are within that picture.

The kind of reality thus created by that portion of your consciousness forms a given kind of experience.  It is valid and real.  When you want to travel, you do so within the dimensions of the reality thus created.  If you drive or fly from one city to another, you do not consider the journey imaginary.  You are exploring the dimensions given.

Now:  If you alter that picture a little so that the images are somewhat scrambled – and you do this by altering the focus of your consciousness – then the familiar coordination is gone.  Objects may appear blurred, ordinary sounds distorted.  It seems as if you are on the outskirts of your own reality.  In such a state, however, it is easy to see that your usual orientation may be but one of many frames of reference.  If you did change the focus of your consciousness still further, you might then “bring in” another picture entirely.  On the outside this would give you another reality.  In it your “old” reality might still be somewhat perceivable as a ghost image, if you knew what to look for and remembered your former coordinates.  On the inside, however, you would be traveling not around or about, but through one portion of the psyche with its reality, into another portion of the psyche with its reality.  That kind of journey would not be any more imaginary than a trip from one city to another.

There are space-time coordinates that operate from your viewpoint – and space travel from the standpoint of your time, made along the axis of your space, will be a relatively sterile procedure. (Some reported instances of UFO’s happened in the past as far as the visitors were concerned, but appeared as images or realities in your present.  This involves craft sightings only.)

When you change your ordinary television set from one station to another you may encounter snow or distortion.  If something is wrong with the set you may simply tune in patterns that seem meaningless and carry no particular program.  You may have sound without a picture, and sometimes even a picture but sound from another program.  So when you begin to experiment with states of altered consciousness you often run into the same kind of phenomena, when nothing seems to make sense.

Currently, physicists have made some important breakthroughs, but they do not recognize their significance.  The universe that you know is full of microscopic black holes and white holes, for example.  Since your scientists have themselves given these labels, then using those terms I will say (with much gentle humor) that there are red, green, orange and purple holes – that is, the so-called black holes and white holes only represent what physicists have so far deduced about the deeper properties of your universe, and the way that certain coordinate points in one world operate, as providing feed-through into another.

Nothing exists outside the psyche, however, that does not exist within it, and there is no unknown world that does not have its psychological or psychic counterpart.  Man learned to fly as he tried to exteriorize inner experience, for in out-of-body states in dreams he had long been familiar with flight.  All excursions into outer reality come as the psyche attempts to reproduce in any given “exterior” world the inner freedom of its being.

Men have also visited other worlds through the ages.  Others have visited your world.  In dreams, and in altered states through history as you accept it, men have been taken upon such journeys.  On their return they almost always interpreted their experiences in terms of their home programs, intertwining what happened into what ended up as great myths and stories – real but not real.

While all of this may sound quite esoteric, it is highly practical, and we are dealing with the nature of creativity itself.

Your thoughts, for example, and your intents, have their own validity and force.  You set them into motion, but then they follow their own laws and realities.  All creativity comes from the psyche.  I [recently] suggested a project to Ruburt’s class – one that will ultimately illuminate many of the points I am making in “Unknown” Reality.  I suggested that Ruburt’s students create a “city” at another level of reality.  This is not to be a pie-in-the sky sort of thing, or some “heaven” hanging suspended above, but a very valid meeting place between worlds.  A psychic marketplace, for example, where ideas are exchanged, a place of psychic commerce, a pleasant environment with quite definite coordinates, established as an “orbiting satellite” on the outskirts of your world.

Initially, all worlds are created in just that fashion.

In certain terms, then, this involves in a very small way the creation and colonization of a different kind of reality – consciously accepted, however, from your perspective.  On an unconscious level, the world as you know it expands in just such a fashion.  Several students have had dreams involving their participation in such a project.  Ruburt found himself in an out-of-body state, looking at a jacket.  It had four rectangular pockets.  It was giant-sized.  As he looked at it the front flap was open.  In the dream he flew through this flap literally into another dimension, where the point of the flap was a hill upon which he landed.  From that second perspective, the pockets of the jacket in the first perspective became the windows of a building that existed in a still-further, third dimension beyond the hill.  Standing on the hill, he knew that in Perspective One the windows of the building in Perspective Three were jacket pockets, but he could no longer perceive them as such.  Looking out from the hill in Perspective Two, Perspective One was invisibly behind him, and Perspective Three was still “ahead” of him, separated from him by a gulf he did not understand.

He knew, however, that if the shades were pulled in the windows in Perspective Three, then the jacket-pocket flaps would appear to be closed in Perspective One.  He also realized he had been directing the erection of the building in Perspective Three by making the jacket [in Perspective One].

When he approached the hill in Perspective Two, he spoke to the contractor who was there before him.  Ruburt said that he wanted to change the design.  The contractor agreed, and shouted orders to people who were working in Perspective Three, where the building stood.

Now:  Ruburt was validly involved in the erection of that building, and he did indeed travel through various dimensions in which the objects in one represented something entirely different in another.  He used the particular symbols, however, simply to bring the theory home to him, but it represented the fact that any given object in one dimension has its own reality in another.  You cannot move through time and space without altering the focus of your psyche.  When you so alter that focus, however, you also change the exterior reality that you then experience.

… Later you will realize the startling nature of what has been given this evening.

Session Notes

3. The 453rd session, for December 4, 1968, is printed in its entirety in the Appendix of The Seth Material.  In that session, I think, Seth came through with one of his most evocative conceptions:  “You do not understand the dimensions into which your own thoughts drop, for they continue their own existences, and others look up to them and view them like stars.  I am telling you that your own dreams and thoughts and mental actions appear to the inhabitants of other systems like the stars and planets within our own; and those inhabitants do not perceive what lies within and behind the stars in their own heavens.”

Monday, July 15, 2013

From Session 712 of Seth's Unknown Reality Vol 2


As per Ruburt’s notes, each system of reality is indeed surrounded by its probable realities, though any one of those “probable realities” can be used as the hub, or core reality; in which case all of the others will then be seen as probable.  In other words, relativity certainly applies here.

The rockbed reality is the one in which the perceiver is focused.  From that standpoint all others would seem peripheral.  Taking that for granted, however, any given reality system will be surrounded by its probability clusters.  These can almost be thought of as satellites.  Time and space need not be connected, however – that is, the attractions that exist between a reality and any given probability cluster may have nothing to do with time and space at all.  The closest probability satellite to any given reality may, for example, be in an entirely different universe altogether.  In that regard, you may find brethren more or less like yourselves outside of your own universe – as you think of it – rather than inside it.  You imagine your universe as extending outward in space (and backwards in time).  You think of it as an exteriorized manifestation, expanding perhaps, but in an exterior rather than an interior fashion.

Your idea of space travel, for example, is to journey over the “skin of your universe”.  You do not understand that your system is indeed expanding within itself, bringing forth new creativity and energy.

Your universe is only one of many.  Each one creates probable versions of itself.  When you journey on the earth you move around the outside of it.  So far, your ideas of space travel involve that kind of surface navigation.  Earth trips, however, are made with the recognition of their surface nature.  When you think in terms of traveling to other planets or to other galaxies, though, the same kind of surface travel is involved.  As closely as I can explain it in your terms, your concepts of space travel have you going around space rather than directly through it.

You are also viewing your solar system through your own time perspective, which is relative.  You “look backward into time”, you say, when you stare outward into the universe.  You could as well look into the future, of course.  Your own coordinates close you off from recognizing that there are indeed other intelligences alive even within your own solar system.  You will never meet them in your exterior reality, however, for you are not focused in the time period of their existence.  You may physically visit the “very same planet” on which they reside, but to you the planet will appear barren, or not able to support life.

In the same way, others can visit your planet with the same results.  There is then a whole great inner dimension even to the space that you know, that you do not perceive.  There are intelligent beings outside of your own galaxy, “adjacent” to you.  Theoretically, you can visit them with some vast improvements in your technology, but great amounts of time would be involved.  Others have visited your own planet in that particular fashion.  Yours is still a linear technology.  Some intelligent beings have visited your planet, finding not the world you know but a probable one.  There are always feedbacks between probable systems.  A dominant species in one may appear as a bizarre trace species in another.  More will be said about this and your planet later in the book.  The closest equivalent to your own kind of intelligence can actually be found not by following the outer skin of space, but by going through it, so to speak.

There are, again, inner coordinates having to do with the inner behavior of electrons.  If you understood these, then such travel could be relatively instantaneous.  The coordinates that link you with others who are more or less of your kind have to do with psychic and psychological intersections that result in a like space-time framework.

Here I would like to give a very simple example, evocative of what I mean.  The other day Ruburt received a telephone call from a woman in California who was in difficulty.  Ruburt promised to send [healing] energy.  Hanging up, he closed his eyes and imagined energy being sent out from a universal source through his own body, and directed toward the person in need.  When he did so, Ruburt mentally saw a long “heavy” beam extending straight to the west from a point between his eyes.  It reached without impediment.  He felt that this extension was composed of energy, and it seemed so strong that a person could walk upon it without difficulty.  Subjectively he felt that this beam of energy reached its destination.  And so it did.

Energy was almost instantly transmitted across the continent from one spec/”ific individual to another.  When you are dealing with that kind of energy, and particularly when you believe in it, space does not matter.  Emotional connections are set up and form their own set of coordinates.  That beam of energy is as strong and real as a beam of steel, though it moves faster than a beam of light.

If Ruburt had tried to visit the woman by plane he would have followed the curve of the earth, but in those terms the energy went through the “straightest” way.

(“But not through the earth?” I asked.  Whereupon Seth repeated his last sentence three times.  That was the answer he wanted to give.)

The psychic and emotional communication, then, cut through physical coordinates.  Ruburt was momentarily allied with the woman.

In the same way you can be allied and in tune with other probabilities that do not coincide with your space-time axis.  The exterior universe with its galaxies – as you understand it, and on that level of activity – can be encountered on certain rigid space-time coordinates.  You can visit other planets only in your present.  Your present may be the past or the future as far as inhabitants of a given planet are concerned.  Your physical senses will only operate in their and your present.

“Effective” space travel, creative space travel on your part, will not occur until you learn that your space-time system is one focus.  Otherwise you will seem to visit one dead world after another, blind to civilizations that may exist on any of them.  Some of these difficulties could be transcended if you learned to understand the miraculous multidimensionality of even your own physical structure, and allowed your consciousness some of its greater freedom.

To some extent you have neurologically blinded yourselves.  You accept only a certain range of neurological impulses as “reality”.  You have biologically prejudiced yourselves.  The physical structure is innately aware of many more valid versions of reality than you allow it to be.

Theoretically, a thoroughly educated space traveler in your time, landing upon a strange planet, would be able to adjust his own consciousness so that he would perceive the planet in various “sequences” of time.  If you land upon a planet in a spaceship and find volcanoes, you would, perhaps, realize that other portions of that planet might show different faces.  You have confidence in your ability to move through space, so you might then explore the terrain that you could not see from your original landing point.  If you did not understand the change in qualities of space, you might imagine that the whole planet was a giant volcano.

You do not understand as yet, however, that in a way you can move through time as you move through space – and until you understand that, you will not know the meaning of a true journey, or be able to thoroughly explore any planet – or any reality, including your own.

You imagine that your own earth is mapped out, and all frontiers known, but the linear aspects of your planet’s life represent a most minute portion of its reality.

The portions of the psyche reflect and create the portions of the universe from its most minute to its greatest part.  You identify with one small section of your psyche, and so you name as reality only one small aspect of the universe.

In class last evening Ruburt “picked up” messages that seemed to be too slow for his neurological structure.  He was convinced that it would take many hours of your time in order to translate perhaps a simple clear paragraph of what he was receiving.  He experienced some strain, feeling that each vowel and syllable was so drawn out, in your terms of time, that he must either slow down his own neurological workings or try to make some suitable adjustments.  He chose the latter.  Messages, therefore, perceptions, “came through” at one speed, so to speak, and he managed to receive them while translating them into a more comfortable, neurologically familiar speed.

One part of Ruburt accepted the “slow” [or “long”] perceptions, while another part quickened them into something like normal speech patterns.  Some communication did result.

What he was sensing, however, was an entirely different kind of reality.  He was beginning to recognize another synapse [neuronal] pattern not “native”; he was familiarizing himself with perceptions at a different set of coordinate points.  Such activity automatically alters the nature of time in your experience, and is indicative of intersections of your consciousness with another kind of consciousness.  That particular type of consciousness operates “at different speeds” than your own.  Biologically, your own physical structures are quite able to operate at those same speeds, though as a species you have disciplined yourselves to a different kind of neurological reaction.  By altering such neurological prejudice, however, you can indeed learn to become aware of other realities that coincide with yours.

Electrons themselves operate at different “speeds”.  The structure of the atom that you recognize, and its activity, is in larger terms one probable version of an atom.  Your consciousness, as it is allied with the flesh, follows the activity of atoms as far as it is reflected in your system of reality.

Ruburt is learning to minutely alter his experience with the probable atomic correlations that exist quite as validly as does the particular kind of atomic integrity that you generally recognize.  When he does so, in your terms, he alters atomic receptivity.  This automatically brings probabilities to the forefront.  To perceive other realities you alter your own coordinates, tuning them in to other systems and attracting those into your focus.

To some extent or another there are counterparts of all realities within your psyche.  When you slow down, or quicken your thoughts or your perceptions, you automatically begin to alter your focus, to step aside from your officially recognized existence.  This is highly important, for in certain terms you are indeed transcending the time framework that you imagine to be so real.

In other terms, certain portions of your own reality have long since “vanished” in the unrecognized death that your own sense of continuity has so nicely straddled.  Your personal cluster of probable realities surrounds you, again, on a cellular basis, and biologically your physical body steers its own line, finding its balance operating in a cluster of probabilities while maintaining the focus that is your own.  You can even learn to tune in to the cellular comprehension.  It will help you realize that your consciousness is not as limited as you suppose.  All realities emerge from the psyche, and from the CU’s (the units of consciousness) that compose it.

Session Notes

1. Jane delivered this material for Seth in the 42nd session for April 8, 1964:  “The universe is continually being created … as all universes are … and the appearance of expansion seen by your scientists is distortive for many reasons.

“Their time measurements, based on camouflage [physical information] to begin with, are almost riotously inadequate and bound to give distortive data, since the universe simply cannot be measured in those terms.  The universe was not created at any particular time, but neither is it expanding into nowhere like an inflated balloon that grows forever larger – at least not along the lines now being considered.  The expansion is an illusion, based among other things upon inadequate time measurements, and cause-and-effect theories; and yet in some manners the universe could be said to be expanding, but with entirely different connotations than are usually used.”

From the 43rd session:  “The universe is expanding in the way that a dream does … this in a most basic manner is more like the growth of an idea.”

At the beginning of Appendix 12, see the longer presentation from the 44th session for Seth’s discussion of the “value climate of psychological reality” – the “medium” that spontaneously contains within it all of our camouflage constructions of space, time, growth, and durability.  Note 2 for Appendix 12 also fits in here, especially Seth’s references within it to our endless questions about the beginning and ending of the physical universe.

From the 250th session for April 11, 1966:  “The atom you ‘see’ does not grow larger in mass, or expand outward in your space, and neither does your universe.”

Seth’s material in those early sessions, given well over a decade ago for the most part, reflected of course his reactions to current astronomical theory about the state – and fate – of our physical (camouflage) universe.  The idea of an infinitely expanding universe, with all of its stars ultimately burned out and all life extinct, is still the view largely accepted today; it’s based on the red shift measurements of some of the supposedly receding galaxies, their apparent brightness, the “missing mass” of the universe, and other very technical data. Yet I find it most interesting to note that now some astrophysicists and mathematicians believe our universe may be destined to contract – indeed, to collapse in upon itself – after all.  But again, these ideas aren’t based on the kind of thinking Seth espouses (that consciousness comes first, that its creations are continuous), but upon other quite complicated camouflage observations and measurements.  One of these is the discovery of at least some of the missing mass, thus indicating that gravitational fields may exist among the galaxies, and galactic clusters, strong enough not only to halt the expansion of the universe but to pull all matter back together again.

In scientific terms, it doesn’t seem likely that the conflict between the two views will ever be resolved, or any decision reached that our universe may be an oscillating one, forever contracting and expanding.  There are too many variables in measurement and interpretation, including the difficulties the human mind encounters when it attempts to grasp the enormous spans of time and space involved.

I hasten to add that it’s only of academic interest to us, though, whether the universe disperses itself through an eternity of frozen expansion or compresses itself into a cosmic fireball of unbelievable proportions.  Our scientists have projected either ending many billions of years into the future, although in the meantime “only” an estimated five billion years from now, our own aging, exploding sun will have consumed the inner planets of the solar system – including the earth.

2.  Just as he talks here about the surface nature of our travel, in Volume 1 of “Unknown” Reality Seth had a similar observation to make about our ideas of time:  see the 688th session after 10:26:  “Again, you live on the surface of the moments, with no understanding of the unrecognized and unofficial realities that lie beneath.”

3.  Seth began discussing coordinate points in Chapter 5 of Seth Speaks.  See the 524th session:  “Other kinds of consciousness coexist within the same ‘space’ that your world inhabits. They do not perceive your physical objects, for their reality is composed of a different camouflage structure.  This is a general statement, however, for various points of your realities can and do coincide … points of what you would call double reality, containing great energy potential … where realities merge.”

4.  For one instance when Seth discussed our coming attempts at space travel, see Note 4 for Session 702, in Volume 1.  Here’s part of the material I quoted from the 40th session:  “It is very possible that you might end up in what you intend as a space venture only to discover that you have ‘traveled’ to another plane [probability].  But at first you will not know the difference.”

Then in the Appendix of Seth Speaks, see the transcript of the ESP class session for January 12, 1971.  Certain sightings of UFO’s (unidentified flying objects), Seth told class members, represented the appearance of visitors from other realities, rather than from elsewhere in our own universe.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

From Unknown Reality Vol 2, Session 708

Consciousness operates with what you may call code systems.  These are beyond count.  Consciousness differentiates itself, therefore, by operating within certain code systems that help direct particular kinds of focus, bringing in certain kinds of significances while blocking out other data.

These other data, of course, might well be significant in different code systems.  In their way, however, these systems are interrelated, so that at other levels there is communication between them – secondary data, you might say, that is supportive but not primarily concentrated upon.

These code systems involve molecular constructions and light values, and in certain ways the light values are as precisely and effectively used as your alphabet is.  For example, certain kinds of life obviously respond to spectrums with which you are not familiar – but beyond that there are electromagnetic ranges, or rather extensions of electromagnetic ranges, completely unknown to you, to which other life forms respond.

Again, all of these code systems are interrelated.  In the same way, the private psyche contains within it hints and glimpses of other alternate realities.  These operate as secondary codes, so to speak, beneath the existence that you officially recognize.  Such secondary systems can tell you much about the potentials of human reality, those that are latent but can at any time be “raised” to primary importance.  Such secondary systems also point toward the probable developments possible for individuals or species.

All of the probabilities practically possible in human development are therefore present to some extent or another in each individual.  Any biological or spiritual advancement that you might imagine will of course not come from any outside agency, but from within the heritage of consciousness made flesh.  Generally, those alive in this century chose a particular kind of orientation.  The species chose to specialize in certain kinds of physical manipulation, to devote its energies in certain directions.  Those directions have brought forth a reality unique in its own fashion.  Man has not driven himself down a blind alley, in other words.  He has been studying the nature of his consciousness – using it as if it were apart from the rest of nature, and therefore seeing nature and the world in a particular light.  That light has finally made him feel isolated, alone, and to some extent powerless.

He is learning how to use the light of his own consciousness, and discovering how far one particular method of using it can be counted on.  He is now discovering that he needs other lights also, in other words – that he has been relying upon only a small portion of an entire inner searchlight that can be used in many directions.  Let us look at some of those other directions that are native to man’s consciousness, still waiting to be used effectively.

I am speaking in your historical terms because before the historical system that you recognize, man had indeed experimented with these other directions and with some success.  This does not mean that man in the present has fallen from some higher spiritual achievement to his current state.

There are cycles in which consciousness forms earthly experience, and maps out historical sequences.  So there have been other species of mankind beside your own, each handling physical data in its own way.  Some have taken other directions, therefore, than the one that you have chosen.  Even those paths are latent or secondary, however, within your own private and mass experience.  They reside within you, presenting you with alternate realities that you may or may not choose privately or en masse, as you prefer.

Each system, of course, brings forth its own culture “technology”, art, and science.  The physical body is basically equipped to maintain itself as a healthy long-living organism far beyond your present understanding, medically speaking.  The cellular comprehension provides all kinds of inner therapeutics that operate quite naturally.  There is a physical give-and-take between the body and environment beyond that which you recognize; an inner dynamics here that escapes you, that unites the health of plants, animals, and men.  In the most simple and mundane of examples, if you are living in a fairly well-balanced, healthy environment, your houseplants and your animals will also be well.  You form your environment and you are a part of it.  You react to it, often forgetting that relationship.  Ideally, the body has the capacity to keep itself in excellent health – but beyond that, to maintain itself at the highest levels of physical achievement.  The exploits of your greatest athletes give you a hint of the body’s true capacity.  In your system of beliefs, however, those athletes must train and focus all of their attention in that direction, often at the expense of other portions of their own experience.  But their performances show you what the body is capable of.

The body is equipped, ideally again now, to rid itself of any diseases, and to maintain its stability into what you would call advanced old age, with only a gradual overall change.  At its best, however, the change would bring about spiritual alterations.  When you leave for a vacation, for example, you close down your house.  In these ideal terms, death would involve a closing down of your [physical] house; it would not be crumbling about you.

Now, certain individuals glimpse this great natural healing ability of the body, and use it.  Doctors sometimes encounter it when a patient with a so-called incurable disease suddenly recovers.  “Miraculous” healings are simply instances of nature unhampered.  Complete physicians, as mentioned earlier, would be persons who understood the true nature of the body and its own potentials – persons who would therefore transmit such ideas to others and encourage them to trust the validity of the body.  Some of the body’s abilities will seem impossible to you, for you have no evidence to support them.  Many organs can completely replace themselves; diseased portions can be replaced by new tissue.

Many people, without knowing it, have developed cancer and rid themselves of it.  Appendixes removed by operations have grown back.  These powers of the body are biologically quite achievable in practical terms, but only by a complete change of focus and belief.  Your insistence upon separating yourselves from nature, automatically prevented you from trusting the biological aspects of the body, and your religious concepts further alienated you from the body’s spirituality.

In your reality, your consciousness is usually identified with the body, on the other hand – that is, you think of your consciousness as being always within your flesh.  Yet many individuals have found themselves outside of the body, fully conscious and aware.

Under certain conditions, therefore, the body can maintain itself while the “main consciousness” is away from it.  The body consciousness is quite able, then, to provide the overall equilibrium.  At certain levels of the sleep state this does in fact happen.  In sleepwalking the body is active, but the main consciousness is not “awake”.  It is not manipulating the body.  The main consciousness is elsewhere.  Under such conditions the body can perform tasks and often maneuver with an amazing sense of balance.  This finesse, again, hints at physical abilities not ordinarily used.  The main consciousness, because of its beliefs, often hampers such manipulability in normal waking life.

Let us look for a moment at the body of consciousness.

It is equipped, as an animal is, to perform beautifully in its environment.  You would call it mindless, since it would seem not to reason.  For the purpose of this discussion alone, imagine a body with a fully operating body consciousness, not diseased for any reason or defective by birth, but one without the overriding ego-directed consciousness that you have.  There have been species of such a nature.  In your terms they would seem to be like sleepwalkers, yet their physical abilities surpassed yours.  They were indeed as agile as animals – nor were they unconscious.  They simply dealt with a different kind of awareness.

In your terms they did not have [an overall] purpose, yet their purpose was simply to be.  Their main points of consciousness were elsewhere, in another kind of reality, while their physical manifestations were separate.  Their primary focuses of consciousness were scarcely aware of the bodies they had created.  Yet even those bodies learned “through experience”, and began to “awaken”, to become aware of themselves, to discover time, or to create it.

The sleepwalkers, as we will call them, were not asleep to themselves, and would seem so only from your viewpoint.  There were several such races of human beings.  Their [overall] primary experience was outside of the body.  The physical corporal existence was a secondary effect.  To them the real was the dream life, which contained the highest stimuli, the most focused experience, the most maintained purpose, the most meaningful activity, and the most organized social and cultural behavior.  Now this is the other side of your own experience, so to speak.  Such races left the physical earth much as they found it.  The main activity, then, involved consciousness apart from the body.  In your terms, physical culture was rudimentary.

Now the physical organism as such is capable of that kind of reality system.  It is not better or worse than your own.  It is simply alternate behavior, biologically and spiritually possible.  No complicated physical transportation systems were set up.  In the physical state, in what you would call the waking state, these individuals slept.  To you, comparatively speaking, their waking activities would seem dreamlike, and yet they behaved with great natural physical grace, allowing the body to function to capacity.  They did not saddle it with negative beliefs of disease or limitation.  Such bodies did not age to the extent now, that yours do, and enjoyed the greatest ease and sense of belonging with the environment.

Consciousness connected with the flesh, then, has great leeway spiritually and biologically, and can focus itself in many ways with and through the flesh, beside your own particular orientation.  There have been highly sophisticated, developed civilizations that would not be apparent to you because the main orientation was mental or psychic, while the physical race itself would seem to be highly undeveloped.

In some of their own private dreams, many of my readers will have discovered a reality quite as vivid as the normal one, and sometimes more so.  These experiences can give you some vague hint of the kind of existence I am speaking of. There are also physical apparatuses connected with the hibernation abilities of some animals that can give further clues as to the possible relationships of consciousness to the body.  Under certain conditions, for example, consciousness can leave the corporal mechanism while it remains intact – functioning, but at a maintenance level.  When optimum conditions return, then the consciousness reactivates the body.  Such behavior is possible not only with the animals.  In systems different from your own, there are realities in which physical organisms are activated after what would seem to you to be centuries of inactivity – again, when the conditions are right.  To some extent your own life-and-death cycles are simply another aspect of the hibernation principle as you understand it.  Your own consciousness leaves the body almost in the same way that messages leap the nerve ends.  The consciousness is not destroyed in the meantime.

Now in the case of an animal who hibernates, the body is in the same state.  But in the greater hibernation of your own experience, the body as a whole becomes inoperable.  The cells within you obviously die constantly.  The body that you have now is not the one that you had 10 years ago; its physical composition has died completely many times since your birth, but, again, your consciousness bridges those gaps.  They could be accepted instead, in which case it would seem to you that you were, say, a reincarnated self at age 7, or 14 or 21.  The particular sequence of your own awareness follows through, however.  In basic terms the body dies often, and as surely as you think it dies but once in the death you recognize.  On numerous occasions it physically breaks apart, but your consciousness rides beyond those “deaths”.  You do not perceive them.  The stuff of your body literally falls into the earth many times, as you think it does only at the “end of your life”.

Again, your own consciousness triumphantly rides above those deaths that you do not recognize as such.  In your chosen three-dimensional existence, however, and in those terms, your consciousness finally recognizes a death.  From the outside it is nearly impossible to pinpoint that intersection of consciousness and the seeming separation from the body.  There is a time when you, as a consciousness, decide that death will happen, when in your terms you no longer bridge the gap of minute deaths not accepted.

Here consciousness decides to leave the flesh, to accept an official death.  You have already chosen a context however, and it seems that that context is inevitable.  It appears, then, that the body will last so long and no longer.  The fact remains that you have chosen the kind of consciousness that identifies with the flesh for a certain period of time.  Other species of consciousness – of a different order entirely, and with a different rhythm of experience – would think of a life in your terms as a day, and have no trouble bridging that gap between apparent life, death, and new life.

Some individuals find themselves with memories of other lives, which are other days to the soul.  Such persons then become aware of a greater consciousness reaching over those gaps, and realize that earthly experience can contain [among other things] a knowledge of existence in more than one body.  Inherently then consciousness, affiliated with the flesh, can indeed carry such comprehensions.  The mind of man as you know it shows at least the potential ability for handling a kind of memory with which you are usually not acquainted.  This means that even biologically the species is equipped to deal with different sequences of time, while still manipulating within one particular time scheme.  This also implies a far greater psychological richness – quite possible, again, within corporeal reality – in which many levels of relationships can be handled.  Such inner knowledge is inherent in the cells, and in ordinary terms of evolution is quite possible as a “future” development.

Knowledge is usually passed down through the ages in your reality, through books and historic writings, yet each individual contains within himself or herself a vast repository: direct knowledge of the past, in your terms, through unconscious comprehension.

The unknown reality:  Much of that reality is unknown simply because your beliefs close you off from your own knowledge.  The reaches of your own consciousness are not limited.  Because you accept the idea of a straight-line movement of time, you cannot see before or after what you think of as your birth or death, yet your greater consciousness is quite aware of such experience.  Ideally it is possible not only to remember “past” lives, but to plan future ones now.  In greater terms, all such lives happen at once.  Your present neurological structure makes this seem impossible, yet your inner consciousness is not so impeded.