Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Peace be unto you all, but most specially unto the spiritists whom I will write about today! Spiritism is quite a Path for spiritual seekers, and was prominent in the 1800s. In the North it had supposedly metamorphosed into a new form—as channeling—but to my mind both spiritism and channeling are one and the same.
Spiritism should be executed with care by those seekers who pass through it. It is among the 7th Ray (alchemy) sub-paths, and if done pretty well, it can lead the aspirant towards higher level of awareness. I myself had witnessed at least a couple of seekers in the Philippines who have since mutated into mystics, and became my sister Fellows in the Great White Brotherhood. My esteem for them are high, and that esteem won’t ever change, but they are just but a few exceptions in a large field that is so replete with spiritual quackery.
Before anything else, let it be clarified to the readers out there what spiritism or channeling is all about. It is among the class of phenomena classified in as ‘paranormal’ and it involves mediumistic channeling of messages from the 4th Dimension or ‘spirit world’. No one can become an effective channeler unless one possesses the ability to (a) be a medium or vessel for some trans-physical messangers, and (b) return to a normal state after a channeling session with the person regaining authentic consciousness, i.e. not controlled or ‘possessed’ by the trans-physical entities.
As to how one comes to possess such an ability we can advance a number of theses: (1) The person comes from a lineage of shamans or priests, and the genetic coding from that lineage permits for the opening of certain occult powers and centers sufficient for the person to communicate with the trans-physical entity or TPE; (2)
The person is a laggard with little contemplative capacity, with quite a disturbed aura or electromagnetic field sufficient for some TPE to maneuver and open the person’s 3rd eye, thus enabling a perception of the latter; and, (3) the person is already in advancing state of manic-depressive disorder towards high-delusion schizophrenia, which permits malevolent TPEs to further manipulate the brow chakra for the medium to perceive the latter.
In my own observation of spiritists I’ve come to meet in Manila, they manifest under-achiever traits, are school drop-outs and/or never reaching college at all, are psychologically dysfunctional or suffer at least from affective disorder conditions, and simpleton in terms of articulation level. While some notable ones from them were able to rise to prominence as healers and are able to circulate among the cultured and well-bred circles, they all retain the folk character in them.
Being a member of the intellectual and scientific community, I surely find it difficult to meet half-way with these simpletons. My seeker phase (ages 18-36) was largely fulfilled inside the university, my very own first lesson in yoga meditation was taught by a top scientist (psychologist Dr. Alfredo Lagmay), my first seeker co-discussants were university-bred with some figures of genius I.Q. And so you readers could just imagine the difficulty I’m having in communicating with simpleton seekers if they are indeed seekers at all. A lot of spiritists are simply laggards, and their moron level of discourse turns me off.
But I do am trying to find the connecting bridge with them, and to my own surprise there were some who became true spiritual Initiates later in life. But for some advancing Intiates among them, they were flatly directed by their spirit Guides (who were spiritual masters) to move out of the spiritist field and move on to the terrain of spiritual Teachers or gurus. Otherwise, they wouldn’t progress at all in the Path.
I wish that such an experience would mark most of those laggard spiritists out there, that they will be enabled and empowered to cease their laggard state and evolve to higher awareness. Eventually, hopefully, they’d catch up on their studies most especially of the sciences and the mystical arts, and raise their own language abilities to the level of meta-language where higher-level principles and concepts can be used. But this isn’t the case for all the said laggards.
My own suspicion is that the so-called ‘channelers’ or current spiritists were actually brought to their state of awareness (with open 3rd eyes centering on the peripatetic nervous system) by mischievous TPEs manipulating their brow chakras directly. As soon as their 3rd eye opens up, the TPEs would then manifest in the guise of Kuthumi, Sananda, Jesus, Mary, God Almighty, Mahatma X or Mahatma Y or a benevolent ET. That’s all perceptual illusion, please note.
Those very same TPEs could be discarnates or asuras (demons) who are so demented they are even worst then the deadliest psychopath maniacs in town. These very same TPEs are, in turn, controlled by powers that are niched in higher space dimensions, call them 6th Density, 7th Density or whatever dimensions these may be. Being themselves of lower species of beings, the TPEs couldn’t articulate advanced principles at all, and so they find their own kinds of cosmic laggards who make use of ridiculous folk language laced with fear-based discourse to be able to get through many unsuspecting audiences and readers.
Now, what makes spiritism a real quackery is when the channelers pretend to be Teachers of the Path. In order to become a Teacher, one must be able to tap inner wisdom or procure information directly from one’s own God-Self, and then relay the same reflective notes to seeker aspirants. Not so with channelers, who are largely drop-out underachievers and haven’t gone beyond folk magazine readings, and are thus unable at all to tap from their God-Self. They short-cut the process of under-education by procuring answers from their TPE “guides” who are in reality demonic misguides.
The quackery becomes ever more evident when the channeler openly bashes Teachers with lines that they are obsolete, that they have become abusive of their positions, and so on. While indeed some Teachers were remiss in some aspects of their tasks to the aspirants, to demonize Teachers altogether is itself gross slander which is demonic in nature. The objective, of course, is to lure the beguiled aspirants away from Teachers or Masters toward the simpleton channelers who are now their newfound quack teachers.
And that surely raises many questions. For how can laggards or mere seekers serve as teachers to souls who are in fact more advanced then the former in soul evolution? One can only advance in the Path by listening to souls who are more evolved, and that same evolved soul will in turn progress all the more as merits for helping out the less evolved souls along the way.
There we go, Fellows in the Path. Please use your critical mind to sieve through truth claims made by channelers, even if some of them may possess university degrees. Be very discriminating and discerning. Otherwise, by permitting your subjection to the manipulation by lower-level entities, your own soul evolution will decelerate and get parked in a fetid ‘soul garage’ for a long time.
You may now come to ask this mystic-yogi what I think about the so-called New Age channelers, who seem to have sprouted like millions of mushrooms. As I’ve said in a previous writing, “read everything, question everything, doubt nothing.” Go ahead and read those write ups by the so-called channelers and find out what they’re talking about. But move away from the devotional attitude of exhibiting blind faith to those truth claims of these “new age channelers.” Chances are that you can be duped by comic if not Dark beings out there.
My own validity evaluation of the new age stuff being peddled by the laggard or pretentious seeker channelers is this:
Percentage of Factual, Truthful claims: 2%
Percentage of Fiction, Untruths, Lies: 98%
Please go ahead and make your own honest observations and assessments of the spiritist literature. Maybe you can even evaluate the degree of psychological disorder condition of the channeler concerned, determine whether the same peddler of quackery is still sane or already psychotically demented.
Those channelers are lucky enough that a lot of seekers read them at all. There are even those healer-channeler folks who, possessive of their own websites, get to be visited by as much as 300,000-500,000 a year. They have now been resorting to the information technology in order to splash the globe with their phantasmagoric contentions and ridiculous fiction. And they have bestowed upon themselves the mantle of guruship, as many of their duped clients regard them precisely as such. What lucky Bipolar personalities indeed!
Contrast their approaches to the mystics and masters who passed through very rigorous processes of awareness intensification. These mystics and masters’ 3rd eye are centered on the pineal or central nervous system, or of a higher faculty of awareness than the laggards’. They are also psychologically stable, or possess well integrated personalities that make them towering exemplars of soul development by many people. And they are very learned if not highly educated, as some have gone through graduate school in the universities.
Among mystics I would count the likes of Helena Blavatsky and the founders of theosophy, whose individual awareness was in a very advanced state when they channeled principles from their respective God-selves and mahatma partners up there. I’d also count, among today’s mystics and gurus, Sal Rachele and Drunvalo Melchizedek, who are also towering exemplars of self-integration and intellect.
Sal Rachele began his life as a healer and mystic. He was also well immersed in high level precepts, was well studied in the sciences and philosophy, learned his esoteric principles from the theosophists, and taught at the university before he ever engaged in channeling. He was initiated into the cosmic orders notably the Order of Melchizedek, and can be considered among the teachers and priests of the universe. And look at his writings that are well crafted using meta-language precepts and ideas, and recondite enough like unto any teacher’s.
So, when the likes of Sal Rachele claim that they speak for Founders, or Ascended Beings, or members of the Galactic Federation notably the Venusians, they are very believable. And there’s nothing of the comically judgemental statements made by some teacher-pretending spiritists in Rachele’s pieces, though he is privileged to do so as any analyst-writer would. We all make value-judgements, we all operate on values, yet the likes of Rachele write in gentle, less judgemental “strokes of the brush.”
The very own gurus I met in Manila, one Filipino and one Singaporean, who can also channel messages from Ascended Beings and Archangels, are of high-intellectual caliber and are among the top management consultants in the ASEAN in their respective fields. The Filipino guru FF doesn’t even introduce himself as guru at all, nor as channeler, but as healer-psychic which is an understatement. And he writes in so erudite a manner, being among the awarded poets and literati of the Philippines and member of the international poets’ society PEN.
So, dear Fellows in the Path, do take note of these reflective words. Read everything, question everything, doubt nothing. If doubtless, per your assessment, that a channeler’s write ups are fiction writings and are of zero to negative value-added in the Path, then be privileged to junk them and make your last laugh. You haven’t been duped, beguiled or spooked by some spiritist quacks, but were simply being enthralled by erstwhile writers who deeply desire to join the moneybags of the planet.
[Writ 03 April 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]