Pelley, William Dudley - Seven Minutes in Eternity With Their Aftermath 09
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
“Seven Minutes in Eternity ” With Their Aftermath By William Dudley Pelley
Having had certified that there is no such thing as Death for the conscious entity that is you and me as we know one another, I find this certainty the touchstone that unlocks many another mystery — the mystery of why one man is born rich and another poor, one a splendid athlete and another a hapless cripple, the mystery of the friendships we make and the mates we marry, the poor luck or good fortune that accrues to us, why we put work and worry and love into the raising of children only to have them snatched from us at the threshold of maturity.
It unlocks the mystery of the Christian religion, the miracles of Jesus, the conversional power of the Holy Spirit. It makes life strong and beautiful and fine and true — something to be lived without fear or doubt or unhappiness — and I think the experience happened to me because as time goes on I may be able to delineate in book and story form “something of the redness of red” if that conveys my meaning to those who may be interested.
There is in every human heart a hunger and thirst for the things of the spirit but in many of them this desire has been so embalmed with the poisons of worries, doubts, fleshly desires, struggles to attain the wherewithal for physical survival, that for all practical purposes it no longer exists.
The day is coming in the evolution of the race when spirituality is going to be the whole essence of life instead of the world’s present materialism.
Here and there are those who by their unusual visions, so to speak, self-invited or otherwise, might be called monitors for the rest of us — showing us what anyone may attain if he so orders his life and thinking as to be susceptible to such revelations.
I believe that Nature — God — Universal Spirit — give the Great Cause any name you will — is taking this method of the unusual experiences happening to the monitors to give the whole race an inspiration by which it may quicken its spiritual pace.
There is nothing more prohibitive morally or ethically in exploring these new great Fields of Real Reality than in exploring the fields of radio or atomic energy. In fact, the Great Cause means that we shall explore them.
At any rate, whether I am right or wrong, I know that for a limited time one night last year out in California my spiritual entity left my body and went somewhere — a concrete place where I could talk, walk about, feel and see, and have answers returned to my questions addressed to physically dead people that have checked up in the waking world and clarified for me the whole riddle of earthly existence.
I know there is no Death because in a manner of speaking I went through the process of dying, came back into my body and took up the burden of earthly living again. I know that the experience has metamorphosized the cantankerous Vermont Yankee that was once Bill Pelley and launched him into a wholly different universe that seems filled with naught but love, harmony, good humor and prosperity.
What’s the answer to that ?
There is no answer except that it must be accepted as inevitably as I am forced to accept the awareness of my own entity.
I know because I experienced.