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Lethbridge, T C - A Step in the Dark – The mind at large

Identifier

021924

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

T C Lethbridge – A Step in the Dark

My clues then are small, but they are becoming very numerous. They are also almost entirely ones which result from our own experiment and observation carried out over a period of years. If you add them all together you begin to see that man is something very different from the pictures drawn for us by three dimensional science. He is not just a semi-animal resulting from aeons of chance evolution of millions of living cells. All the evidence goes to show that these cells, each of which is in reality a living entity of its own, have not been put together by chance.

Their arrangement is the result of a carefully prepared plan The whole thing was thought out, apparently through a process of trial and error, which took no time at all, on the next plane to Earth. Into this association of cells was put something quite distinct from it. This something was it seems an extension of what we may call a mind, or a soul, whose real dwelling place was on the plane above the Earth plane. We say above, but this really conveys no location in space; it is only a term to indicate a higher rate of vibration. The two portions of one mind, or personality, are nearly cut off from one another owing to the refracting effect between the two whorls of the spiral. This is necessary, for the detached piece of mind is evidently located in its earth body to gain experience from life in a denser medium. It is an adventurer and explorer. Alt that it learns can eventually be taken back to the parent mind.

Of course if it becomes completely absorbed in animal matters, it learns nothing at all and the experiment is a failure. As far as one can see, a very large proportion of the experiments are failures.

Presumably, however, since no time is involved on the higher plane, the parent mind can take its experimental portion when its body dies and send it out again. This would be reincarnation and the evidence as a whole, collected by other research workers, seems to show that this does take place. The object of the whole exercise is surely the evolution of the mind on the higher plane.

There is obviously a Boss above, controlling the mind, and it seems reasonable to assume that there is a whole heavenly hierarchy. But it also seems probable that messages from minds on Earth get no farther than contact with the individual's own parent mind. If they do go beyond this, they would be passed on by the parent mind itself.

The source of the experience

Lethbridge, Thomas Charles

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Hourglass

Science Items

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