The Eleventh Hour
This message is given to man in the Eleventh Hour of his threatened fall into another terrifying abyss of oblivion. It is written from the depths of my Soul with the earnest desire that it will not be a lost voice crying in the wilderness.
Once more man's hard-built civilization has all the evidence of another fall into the chaos and oblivion of another dark age, and for the same reason it has always fallen. Up to the year 1900 the world had steadily progressed for eight centuries, but since that time it has fallen to lower levels than it had risen in those eight long centuries of upward struggle.
The world was very friendly about the turn of the century. Wars, and the threat of wars, seemed to have passed out of world-thinking. The pent up hates of empire building days were seemingly forgotten. World armament for the protection of neighbor against neighbor had practically ceased. Warships seemed useless and were destroyed by many great nations. Culture was at a high level all over the world. Day by day great art salons and musical events multiplied and geniuses were patronized to make the cultural world more beautiful.
Then suddenly, in 1914, the old traits of the jungle reappeared and man once more became the killer and slaughterer. Only this time he killed and slaughtered on the greatest scale ever known. Increasing world-unity disappeared and an unprecedented world-disunity intensified. Hatred, fear, enmity, cruelty and debauchery returned from its forgotten grave and shed the blood of over forty million human beings in thirty years, besides enslaving countless millions of once free men. Cruelty unknown to the world, even in its two inquisitions, became commonplace.
Never before in human history had nations enslaved their own people. They made slaves of conquered tribes or of other races, but never their own people, as part of this world has done and is still doing. Millions of our brothers, whom we should love, we steamed and baked alive in huge furnaces. Whole regiments were buried alive in graves they were forced to dig for their own burial. Brain washing added a new and undreamed of cruelty to man's category of heinous crimes.
Today the whole world is divided against itself and must fall unless love and service come quickly enough to save it. No house can be divided against itself and survive--whether it be one home or a world of homes. If multiplied scientific power causes another Armageddon in our divided world, the civilization we have known will end.
It is as impossible for peace to come by waging war as it is impossible for love to come by hating. Man wages war in the hope of finding peace, never realizing that the only fruit of war is war and any seeming peace is but a truce of fear between wars. Have we not suffered enough to say: Lord save us from ourselves, lest we destroy ourselves? Or must we suffer more and still more until there are too few left to fight?
God's plan is for man to learn the lesson of Love, upon which the universe is based. He can learn that lesson only by giving love to his neighbor, for regiving by his neighbor. Service to one's neighbor is the highest principle of life. The value of every man to every other man is the greatest source of man's wealth and prosperity. World peace and happiness can only be acquired by the realization of man's asset value to man, and the conservation of that value by mutual service.
Instead of that practice mankind has been engaged in the lowest conceivable practice, which is man-killing for greed. Over sixty million men have been employed for forty years in making man-killing the greatest of all world industries. Over four hundred billion dollars have been spent to kill men instead of obeying the brotherhood-of-man law. Man-killing itself was insignificant in numbers during past centuries. Its growth has been so rapid that our modern civilization has killed thirty times as many humans in fifty years as the total number killed in the five centuries preceding the seventeenth century.
The difficulty in killing men was great when the bow and arrow was the principle weapon. It became increasingly easy to kill men as the bullet, projectile, torpedo, undersea boat and bomber plane supplanted the bow and arrow. It is now possible to kill every man, woman and child within a radius of twenty miles with only one bomb. Surely the ease of killing men has multiplied to undreamed of proportions when we can now kill five times as many men in a few minutes as Napoleon killed in all of his campaigns!
Is it not time, therefore, that thinking men should get together and look at our degenerating selves as we really are, instead of through a rosy mirror which pictures our brutal, barbarian, cruel civilization with an unearned halo of glory? Have we sufficient strength of character to admit that every high stage of our prosperity has been acquired by plunder, piracy, slave making, slave dealing, and vast exploitation of the weak, by the might-of-greed in man?
Is it not also time to give deep thought to the fact that our strictly man-ruled world has always been a warring world? Man has always expressed man-nature, inherited from his primate fighting jungle days, by marauding, conquering, piracy, slavery and killing for greed, while women have loved, and served, and given life to the world. Where man and woman work together as one, to make a happy home, they always succeed. Might it not be that a happy world is as impossible without the romance of unity and equality of world fathers and mothers, as a happy home would be? Man-greed of man the conqueror and warrior has made the kind of world which faces us today. With love and romance crucified by greed what hope is there for survival?
There is only one sure way to save mankind from his threatened self-annihilation, and that one way is through new knowledge of man himself--dynamic knowledge of: Who he is; What he is; Why he is here; What his relationship to other men is; What his relationship to God and His universe is. With this basic knowledge he will know his purpose on earth, and knowingly work with God who created him, instead of destroying himself by his own hand in working against God, as he is now doing.
Ever since man emerged from the jungle of his beginnings he has been trying to discover himself. Ever since that Silent Voice within him began to be faintly heard at the dawn of his Consciousness, he has been forever asking: WHO am I? WHAT am I? WHY am I here?
Long centuries have passed and man still asks those unanswered questions. Man himself is the greatest mystery of the as yet unknown. He has conquered the seas, the skies, the elements and the very forces which move the universe. Man, the great discoverer of many things, has not yet discovered himself. He does not yet know MAN. He still despairingly asks: WHO am I? WHAT am I? WHY am I here?
The time has come when man can know if he will but listen with inner ears to the Silent Voice within himself. There have been those in past ages who have made that supreme discovery. These have tried to tell others, but their words had no meaning for primate man.
Then came the supreme One who knew. He tried to tell man of his divine heritage, and of his God of Love, and of his Oneness with Him and with all men, but He died on the Cross. His words had no meaning for primate man of that day. They still continued to worship a God of Fear, a wrathful God whom they sought to appease with blood sacrifice.
Even unto this day, mankind has never fully comprehended the teachings of Jesus, the consummate scientist of all time, whose few words contain the greatest knowledge ever given to man. In them is the complete answer to the identity and purpose of man. In them is also all knowledge of Cause, for which world renowned scientists have so hopelessly sought. These still ask: Who am I? What is gravity-and energy-and light-and what holds the atom together? Jesus plainly answered even these questions for the future ages of man and pointed the way to their understanding, but men looked, and still continue to look, the other way. They do not comprehend.
Even though men crucified Jesus, the divine Messenger of Love, who brought GOOD into the world to supplant evil, there were those who believed on Him. Love survived its crucifixion, even though those few who believed on Him, with great faith, did not comprehend His deeper meanings. There are but few in our world of today who comprehend His deeper meanings.
God, man, woman, and Nature are the only elements man has to know, and to interrelate, in order to build an enduring civilization. Man's lack of knowledge of these elements, and how to interrelate them, has caused his hard-built civilizations to fall many times, as it is again about to fall unless man can "be transformed by the renewing of his Mind" in time to save himself from that dread catastrophe.
This new concept is, in reality, a new understanding and a new interpretation of the teachings of Jesus, the only fully-illumined Christ Conscious mystic of all time. Jesus gave to the world a complete way of life which would have endured forever if men had but comprehended Him. Man was still too new, too close to the jungle of his primate days, to even faintly comprehend Him.
People of this electric, radio-conscious age are now fully able to comprehend His teachings if they will but throw off old pagan traditions which have been too securely riveted into the thinking of this age. If Jesus were here today to give to the world His supreme knowledge, His greatest obstacle would be in overcoming the pagan misinterpretations of His own teachings, which have built an impregnable wall of superstition, evil, magic and belief in the miraculous and supernatural, around man's thinking. When one realizes that many of our highest intellectuals believed in witchcraft and burned witches alive within the last two hundred years, it is easy to see how strong a hold early pagan thinking has upon modern thinking.
This will be the greatest obstacle in presenting the real meaning of Jesus' teachings herein. There are many, however, who are ready for new comprehension. If those who read these teachings are sufficiently open-minded to accept them, then we can in fact save this world from its threatened oblivion and replace it with an enduring world of peace, happiness and good will to men. This high pinnacle can be reached only by unifying the whole world into one family.
Let us, therefore, transform the world by the renewing of the world-Mind. That transformation can take place only by acquiring knowledge of man's inseparable and eternal moment to moment unity with a comprehensible God, and of man's unity with man, woman, and Nature.
The world could have had a dynamic knowledge of God, and of His relationship with man, long ago, instead of the vague imaginings it now has, if it had comprehended Jesus' teachings. He told man to look within himself to find the answer to all things.
What did He mean by that? What is there within man which could be "the kingdom of heaven," and all things else?
He meant MIND. He meant that all there is in this universe is Mind and body--which means Creator and Creation, and which also means Cause and Effect.
And that IS the answer to all things. It is the complete answer to what God, Nature, man-woman, energy, silence, sound, stillness, motion, and all things else, are.
God's Mind, and the electric pulsations of His divided thinking, constitute the entirety of this universe. Beyond that there is naught else.
God's omniscient, omnipotent, living, conscious Mind is eternally at rest.
God's electric thinking is eternally in motion. His electric, creative thinking extends from centers of stillness to create bodies, which live for a period of time, to manifest His knowledge of power and action. All living bodies thus extended from Him to express His energy by action, must then return to Him for a period of rest, before again extending into another pulsation of action. This is the principle known as reincarnation or repetition of body patterns, which is the characteristic process of Nature.
Man conceives these thought-pulsations of the living, thinking God, to be living and dying bodies of people, who have identity and reality. In this tragic misconception lies all the ills which man has made for himself, all of them, without exception, from business failures to divorces, from degenerative diseases to wars, from frustrations to insanity, and from the periodic rise and fall of whole civilizations.
Oh, the pity of it! And WHY?
Simply because men of that day did not comprehend what Jesus meant when He plainly told them that they could find God within themselves and then all things else would be added unto them. Instead of comprehending and believing Him, the mass-Mind of the world, then and now, looks outward toward transient, pulsing bodies of living-dying physical matter for their realities, instead of to their centering, spiritual Soul-Mind. Man did just the opposite of what Jesus taught, and made for himself a way of life which has always led to catastrophe and oblivion.
He looked outside of himself for his sense of values and chose transient, pulsing, living-dying bodies of material things for his choice possessions, which he thought would enrich him.
He looked away from his spiritual Self to find love and happiness in mere sensation of interchange with physical bodies of pulsing motion, which had naught but motion in them to give.
He looked away from the One great reality within which all power reposed, into the unreality of transient materialism for the power he coveted, and took unto himself a mirage which dissolved itself in its own emptiness.
Even the greatest of intellectuals looked the other way, away from the still fulcrum source of all energy, to endow pulsing vibrations of motion with energy. Even they looked for CAUSE in the transient EFFECTS of cause.
Is it any wonder then that the old way of life which man has chosen to follow has never led him to happiness and peace? Has any way of life ever led to happiness, peace and prosperity, which was based upon greed for material possessions and power?
Not one thing of man's creating has endured when man looked outward, and away from the spirit which centered him.
On the other hand, those immortal creations of man which have endured, and will endure as long as civilization lasts, are those works of the spiritual geniuses who have been illumined by the awakening of that divine spark which centers every man. Such words are created in the ecstasy and inspiration of their Mind-Source and reflect the rhythms of God's thinking in them, while the works of man-bodies, who know naught but the rhythms of body sounds, live but for the day and are forgotten.
The new way of life, which is based upon God-awareness within, is now necessary, else we perish. Man's old way of life has always built a world of fear, hatred, enmity and disunity, the policy being to take from his neighbor that which he wanted for himself by the power of might over right.
The old way which has proved so disastrous was based upon taking--which created enemies who show their hatred by retaking.
The new way will be based upon giving--which creates friends who show their love by regiving.
In my husband's "Message of the Divine Iliad" are these words: "All men shall come to Me in due time, but theirs is the agony of awaiting".
By working knowingly with God's universal laws, our present "agony of awaiting" can be over, and all men and women can look forward to living in heavenly peace and happiness as one united world-family. It is a tremendous challenge and a tremendous goal, but it is a prize in which all mankind can share.
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of the meaning of man, and his high place in the unfolding of God's supreme Idea, is holding each man back who is not aware of it. It is, likewise, retarding the progress of the whole human race from discovering its divine destiny.
Before answering these vital questions I say to you in all earnestness that new knowledge, based upon new concepts, and written in a necessarily new language, is not a book for casual or light reading. All new knowledge requires great mental effort. It would be impossible to acquire more than a small percentage of what is herein written in one reading. It is a book for a lifetime study, not for a day.
It is not written to entertain but rather to inspire those who are ready for the next vital stage in man's unfolding. We are at the threshold of the Cosmic Age wherein man will begin to recognize his divine relationship to the Creator and his Oneness with all Creation. To attain such knowledge is to attain power to command one's body and one's destiny. That supreme goal is well worth supreme effort. Those who are ready for it will make that effort, just as one who has a great desire to be the head of a large industrial plant, or a concert pianist, will make that effort with love as his motivating force.
Let me recall to your Mind the fact that everyone can reach the highest goal in life if he desires to and is willing to make the effort. Those who are willing to make the effort will find that genius is self-bestowed while the unwilling ones will find that failure is self-inflicted. Every child has consummate genius in him at birth. What he does with his divine inheritance is dependent upon the intensity of his desire to express himself. That is why the answers to these three great human questions are so necessary for your comprehension.
Question. Who am I?
Answer. You are a divine, immortal, invisible Soul. You center a visible, physical body which consists solely of thought-waves of motion, created for the purpose of manifesting your divinity. Your divine immortal Soul is ONE with the Creator of the Universe. That is what Jesus meant when He said: "I and My Father are One," and "What I am, ye also are".
Many have told us these facts, but because man thinks of his body as himself, he has found it difficult, to accept the idea of his own divinity. This fact is not difficult to accept by the few who have already been illumined from within. These few know God within them. These are the ones who have heard the Silent Voice of their Souls whispering to them in rhythms which finally had meaning. There are many today who walk and talk and work knowingly with God--and God works with them to make their work masterly. These who have learned to manifest God on earth, have reinspired others to know their divinity. They commune with God in moment to moment awareness of Him, and are the few who uplift the many, showing them the way out of the dark into the Light.
Your body is not you. You are the spiritual Intelligence of the ONE Mind of the Creator of all things, which centers your body as a seat of Consciousness. Within your Soul is the desire to create a body in the form of your imagining. That is why you eventually become what you think.
Your Soul is one of the innumerable conscious thought-centers of God's Mind universe. From that conscious thought-center of Universal Mind, your body unfolds to express thought by action, then refolds within the Soul-center for rest and renewal, before again unfolding.
Your body disappears into your Soul as completely as sound disappears into the silence from which it emerged. The rest period of your body, which disappears into your Soul between death and rebirth, is like the rest period of sleep at night between days--the only difference being in length of time. These rest periods between actions are characteristic of all effects of motion in Nature.
That is the answer to the eternal question: Where do we go when we die?
Our bodies go back into our Selves, from which they emerged. All bodies are but wave vibrations of motion. They spring from the universal rest condition known as the universal equilibrium and return to the invisible stillness of that equilibrium from which they sprang. The body of the oak tree arises from the stillness of its seed and refolds into its seed for rebirth. Waves of water spring into motion from their calm surface. When waves "die" they return to rest in that calm surface. These creations appear and you can see them, count them, measure them. They then disappear so you can no longer see them, count them or measure them, but they continually reappear and disappear forever. This is the life-death principle which will be clarified by numerous examples all through this book to clear away the question that bewilders the world regarding the "after death" mystery.
Your Soul is eternal. You are your Soul. In you is eternal life. The eternal you is never created in body form; therefore, you cannot die.
Your Soul is the generator of power which motivates your physical body, and it is the seat of Intelligence and Consciousness, which creates and controls your body.
Your Soul is the "kingdom of heaven," which Jesus, God's divine Messenger, bade you to seek within you.
The more you know about your Soul's relation to your body, the more you will know about the intimate closeness of God to you. For this reason the vague ideas and theories concerning the Soul must be replaced by dynamic knowledge.
Many believe that the Soul is limited to human beings. They think animals do not have Souls. The idea of trees, flowers, insects, or the elements of matter having Souls is not generally accepted. It is a fact, however, that every created thing in this universe has a Soul, no matter whether it is animal, vegetable or mineral; or whether it is a complex body or simple particle of iron, calcium or silver.
Your Soul is your Mind. Both mean the same thing. Mind created all things so Mind centers all things it creates. Mind creates many different ideas into body forms, however, and each idea has a different pattern. Your Soul governs the pattern of the idea of man. You unfold from your Soul into the body of a man. Then you refold into your Soul to again be born as the pattern of a man. The Soul of a dog unfolds as a dog, and the Soul of a rose unfolds as the rose idea. In other words Soul means desire of Mind to divide the One Whole Idea of Creation into many ideas.
There is but one universal Soul, as there is but one universal Mind, but when you say: "My Soul," or "My Mind," you mean your identity as a unit of Creation. You think of yourself as John Doe, an individual man. There are millions of men but there is only one idea of man, or dog, or oak or violet, as species. God's Mind
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"dying" are simultaneous. There is no death, however, for the living tree still lives in its Soul-seed and will again emerge from its invisible Soul to again live as the mighty visible oak.
Death is always balanced with life. As one ceases the other becomes.
This may be new thinking to you, but it is vitally important for you to realize that you cannot die, either as a species or as an individual unit of a species. The record of YOU exists forever and eternally. Your body unfolded its patterned form from your eternal Soul and it refolded its patterned form, and every thought and action of your life, back into your Soul. That is God's bookkeeping and recording system. It is also the expansion-contraction principle of electric action and reaction which performs the work of unfolding patterned bodies from the invisible universe to make them visible, then refolding them to their invisible state.
It is also the thinking principle which concentrates to focus conceived ideas into body forms, then decentrates to rest. The body forms then disappear to rest for an interval in their invisible Souls, before again emerging to manifest the idea they symbolize by going into action again.
The visible seed which surrounds the Soul may burn up or decay, but the Soul which centers it cannot be destroyed. In that Soul is the desire for creation which cannot be voided by any condition of matter. Not even the hot fires of the sun can affect it. That identity which is enfolded there will find its condition for unfolding in another body.
The difficulty of thinking of a multitude of Souls as being separate Souls for each body might disappear by relating the idea of separate waves of the ocean to the source of all its waves. There is but one body of water in the ocean, but there are countless waves. The waves are many, but they are that one ocean. Likewise, there is but One Universal Mind, but all of its divided units are that One Mind. Also there are billions of cells in your body, but they are your one body.
Science has long said: "Matter seems to emerge from space and then be swallowed up by space". They still doubt, however, that the process of emergence and disappearance can be solved. The solution is simple. Bodies are electric. Mind thinking is electric. All electric bodies are recorded in electrical records which are stored in the invisible universe of Mind, as sound records are stored between playings.
When you desire to reproduce an electric record you place the record on the electric recorder and turn on the current. Soul records are reborn in the same manner. The electric power of the universal generator is "turned on" by placing the Soul-seed in the womb of mother earth, or mother body, and the record repeats itself.
All bodies emerge from the Soul and return to it. The visible emerges from the invisible, is controlled by it, and returns to it. That is the answer to the question: Where do I go when I die? You never die. The visible body of you which emerged from the invisible you returns to you. It returns to your Soul for rebirth for ever and ever until your separate "individuality" is lost in One Being, as individual waves are lost in one ocean.
When you have finally reached the stage of complete unity with your God-Self you will become One with God and lose your desire to manifest individuality. However, this state may be thousands of lives ahead for it is the Ultimate.