Is channeling spirit guides a good idea or dangerous? Abramelin’s answer.

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Books on channeling

Books on channeling

Are spirit guides a good idea? Or is channeling spirit guides actually contacting dangerous entities and should be avoided? The answer may not be entirely clear. We have examples of channeling with both productive and disastrous results.

Another open question is when channeling, are we actually contacting an objective disincarnate spirit or our own inner self, higher self or subconscious. Does it make any difference? Individuals who had contact with spirit beings, real or imagined, had an impact on history.

Esther Hicks is the famous author of The Law of Attraction and a leading motivational speaker on the topic of the law of attraction. Her knowledge of the topic is profound with surprising depth. She is known for her spirit guide Abraham who inspired her. Abraham led her to personal fame and fortune as well as inspiring many.

Hicks was introduced into spirit guides by a book by Jane Roberts, author of Seth Speaks. Jane Roberts was a writer and spirit medium that introduced channeling to a wide audience. Roberts was introduced to channeling thru experimenting with a Ouija board. Eventually she came into communication with her spirit guide…Seth.

Channeling and communication with spirit guides is denounced by organized religion. Yet religion seems to be inspired by spirit guides too. The difference is when religious revelations are written down into scripture, it makes all the difference. Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Latter Day Saints wrote the Book of Mormon after contact with the angel Moroni. Now Mormonism is a world religion. Was this channeling turned into a religion?

Judaism and Christianity were inspired by contact with what could be called Spirit Guides too. They stood the test of time because their adherents had the good sense to write down these experiences into scriptures.  Scripture could be described as “safe” channeling for the masses. Instead of trying to do it your self, just accept someone else’s experiences as truth. Still, scriptures without profound truths at its core will not endure. Where did these profound truths come from? Divine revelation, or from human reason?

For some thoughts, I will consult an unusual source, a famous magical grimoire, The Sacred Magic of Abramelin The Mage. This manuscript was written in the 15th century, seemingly inspired by an Egyptian mage, and is considered one of the great books of magic. This grimoire proclaimed all other magic in error except its own method. It viewed all attempts at contacting spirits as making pacts with demons. What it introduced was a new concept…developing a relationship with your Guardian Angel.

This idea was influential on the modern occult movement. The Abramelin operation took 6 months to complete.  During this time the adherent followed rituals of prayer, piety, purification and asceticism, attempting to enter a heightened state of consciousness. At the end of this period of time the adherent attempted to contact their Holy Guardian Angel.

It appears the Abramelin method of contacting one’s angel (or higher self) is to essentially become like an angel. The specific rituals seem almost besides the point, what matters is that one “vibrates” at the same frequency as the spirit being one seeks to communicate with. If an angel will not lower itself to communicate with an un-evolved personality, then one has to raise one’s self to the angel’s level.

This seems to make sense with channeling, regardless if it is real or only in our mind. We channel who we are. If someone dwells in the depths of hostility and negativity, they will contact entities/subconscious thoughts that share these spiritual vibrations. Richard Ramirez, the infamous Night Stalker serial killer could be an example of channeling extreme negativity with horrifying consequences.

Maybe the way to contact the angelic world is to think like an angel. History is filled with saints, prophets and mystics of all religions who performed miracles with angelic assistance. Was it because they attained a state of existence that mirrored the Divine? Which is a problem for the average individual. It’s not easy being a saint. Most of us don’t have the inclination. How can anyone accomplish this great task?

Here is my suggestion for the average man or woman to perform the Abramelin operation without going into seclusion for 6 months. Mirroring the divine is not a matter of piety and religious fervor. Religious people can be quite evil in their devotion to their doctrines. Angels are beings of love. The path of the angel is the path of love. Not only love for spouse, family and friends, but love for all humanity, all living things.

To love all things unconditionally does not come naturally, but we can train ourselves. Pay attention to the merit in all individuals. Develop empathy. Recognize the value in everyone. Spend some time talking to the lonely old neighbor, and actually listen to him or her. Be positive towards others, offer encouragement and help without expectation of reward. Be a blessing to the world. Do this often and consistently, and you will begin to vibrate like the angels themselves. Watch for the results that follow!

Disembodied voice reveals winning lottery ticket number to a mom. Was it an angel?

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On June 24 Lillian was out to buy her weekly lottery tickets.  Lillian is an elderly mom living in Chicago.  She was going to cash in a Lotto ticket worth $3 and buy her weekly $5 worth of Mega Millions and Lotto. 

While she was at the convenience store, she heard a voice that said “Play 7 9 0”.  She looked around and there was nobody near her.  The voice was not in her head, but clearly audible as if someone was talking next to her.  She thought it very strange.

At the cashier, she bought $5 worth of tickets.  But instead of playing her usual lottery, she asked to play the Pick-3 game, where three numbers are chosen.  She bought 5 Pick-3 tickets, all with 790 played straight.  The cashier asked if she was sure she wanted all 5 tickets with the same number, since that was apparently unusual.  Yes, Lillian wanted all the same number.

These tickets were for the mid-day drawing, and she was shocked when later the winning numbers were 7-9-0.  Each ticket was now worth $500!  Wow.  The odds of winning are 1,000 to one, but what are the odds of picking 5 tickets with all the same number based on a tip from a disembodied voice?

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Lillian decided to give all 5 winning tickets to her adult children.  With the bad economy some of her sons and daughters were in some financial trouble.  They needed the money more then a long retired mom, which was not exactly true, but what gives a mom more joy then being a blessing to their children? 

My good friend Ted told me this story Friday night, the first time I heard of it.  He said he argued with his mom on the phone, that he didn’t want the ticket and she should keep it for herself.  But Lillian insisted.  All of her five children were getting one of the tickets.  It made Ted’s mom happy to be able to help her kids.

I discussed this event with Ted and his wife.  What did Lillian think about what happened?  Ted said she was as baffled as everybody else.  She had not clue how or why this occurred.  Ted had asked her mom if the disembodied voice was male or female.  She said it was neither.  Which is intriguing, since angels are said to be genderless. 

angel-protecting-childrenTed’s mom had incidences in her past where she sensed a family member was in trouble or dying.  He said Lillian seems sensitive to these things.  Was this disembodied voice her own psychic intuition speaking to her?  Or could it really have been an angel whispering in her ear, giving her a gift?  The fact that she gave away all of her winnings might be a clue.  Had she decided to keep the money for herself, this disembodied voice might not have given this suggestion to begin with.  But because it was for her family’s benefit, perhaps this was really a blessing from an angel, for reasons and purposes we can’t comprehend.  It really is a mystery.

A guardian angel or intuition saved my grandmother’s life during WW II

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World War II

World War II

My grandparents were born and lived in Lithuania before World War II.  In 1940 communist Russia occupied Lithuania, and then Nazi Germany took it over.  Near the end of WW II the Russians came back and reoccupied the nation.  There was a lot of fighting between the Russians and the Germans with Lithuanian collaborators on both sides. 

Eventually my grandparents with their children fled Lithuania, never to return.  My grandmother had a strange story from those days, the time before they became refugees.  She considered it divine intervention by a guardian angel.

When there was fighting in the local area it was obvious by the sound of gunfire in the distance.  The family would go into the basement of the simple house where they lived.  The basement was more a hole in then what we’d think of as a basement.  But when things were quiet again, everybody would return upstairs.

One quiet day grandma was sitting in the house chatting with some family and neighbors.  According to grandma, she was sitting on a couch by herself when she suddenly felt something invisible nudge her, pushing her on her right side.  There was nobody there, but she got up anyway and moved over a seat on the couch.  Literally seconds later, there was the sound of gunfire in the distance, and a stray bullet broke through the window and landed in the couch seat right where grandmother sat just seconds before.

Everyone was startled.  They checked to see if grandmother was ok and she was fine.  Had she not moved, that bullet would have ended up in her midsection.  Back in those days, there were no emergency room to run to. She would have died.  They checked the couch and found the rifle bullet embedded in it. 

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel

She thought this incident was very strange and for many years kept that bullet as a good luck token.  Since she was a deeply religious person, she believed it was an angel that saved her by pushing her to move out of the way of a random stray bullet.  God saved her life.

Did a guardian angel save her life?  Or did grandma have a life saving premonition?

I have a problem with the idea of God directly intervening in a person’s life.  It is the problem of divine favoritism.  In a war, many people suffer and die unjustly.  Why would God favor one person to live over another?  Is that fair?  Why would God spare my grandmother’s life but not countless others?  The answer from some would be God works in mysterious ways.  Perhaps so.

There is another possibility that removes the problem of favoritism.  We are our own guardian angel. 

There is a belief in esoteric thought that we all consist of different levels of existence: physical, mental, astral, and spiritual.  This spiritual aspect of our existence exists outside of time and space as part of the universal Divine.  We have no direct contact with this version of our self.  If we encountered this aspect of our self, it would seem as if it were a separate entity.

Yet this guardian angel, our higher self, does interact and communicate with us through our intuition.  Insights, premonitions, answers to problems, the correct path to take are often available from our higher self if we listen to our intuition.   Everyday our higher self tries to guide us if we are open its messages.

Grandma’s life may have been saved by a premonition, which she acted on.  It was her choice to move.  Life changing intuition happens to many people many times. If divine intervention is essentially in our own hands, then life is fair.  We can’t blame God anymore.  We have to listen to the quiet voice inside us all.