Q. There is a rumor circulating that you will leave your home in Salt Lake City and spend the latter part of your life somewhere in the Himalayas. Is this true? If so, please elaborate.
A. No such statement has been issued by myself.
Q. What is a true initiate? Are you one?
A. According to the dictionary,
an initiate is one who has been introduced to take the initial steps into a
realm formerly unknown to him or
her by those capable of bringing
about such an introduction. A so
called "true" initiate would have to be
one who can prove through demonstration what has become known.
Actually, "true" initiation, as it is
called, has nothing to do with outward rites and ceremonies but takes
place within. An initiation can take
place with or without the help of
those who act as guides. As to me
being an initiate, it all depends on
one's concept of this. Yes, I have
been initiated into what was formerly not known to me. Initiation is
of a profound nature and is an experience which is very personal.
Q. If the soul can manifest as either male or female at various times then it would seem both polarities within one must merge and become balanced for a complete attunement. Yet in your book Gently I Answered and Said there is reference to a final merging with the "other half." This implies that one cannot be complete until the other half, which was once lost, is again found when one is finally ready. Yet, what of the great masters who achieved total unity, such as Jesus? Could it be that the other half is to be found within and not necessarily on the earth plane at all?
A. Considerable speculation is going on about soul mates, twin souls and its like. According to the law of polarity, everything has its counterpart. Therefore, no completion can exist when parts that belong together remain separate. If, according to Holy Writ, man at one time was separated, a reunification has to come about again. As to Jesus, the man, speculation likewise exists as to his brothers and sisters and his relationship to others, among them his so-called Heavenly Bride. This could just as well pertain to another soul waiting for a reunion or a re-emerging on a higher plane of awareness. It is difficult to answer such questions. To know, one has to experience for one's own self. How can the other half be found within one's self when one is in search of it and if one or the other has advanced to a different level the other half has not reached as yet? Only personal experience can bring about a realization of what is referred to.
Q. In the teachings at the Paracelsus College, information is given about Vulcan, Chronos, Adonis and the "real" Pluto, all yet undiscovered at this time. Where does this information come from? Since it cannot be proven, doesn't this put us back into the realm of belief rather than knowledge?
A. What one does not know
one may believe, which is an assumption
based on previous knowledge that gives rise
to further conclusions to be proven. This is
how knowledge is obtained. Things do not always have to be seen to exist beforehand. There exists knowledge about the atom and even its weight; yet, no one has seen an existing atom or weighed it. Nevertheless, conclusive evidence of the outcome of such previous assumptions puts belief in its rightful place.
Q. Would you say that a person's degree of evolvement can be determined by his or her ability to accept things? In other words, the more evolved the easier to accept whatever takes place?
A. The more knowledge one has and uses the more so will one be receptive, for one is confronted with and accepts what takes place according to his or her ability of acceptance.
Q. How can one learn more about the metzIah or path on which one finds him or herself?
A. It requires an in-depth analysis of one's own self. With the help of further Astro-cyclic knowledge, one can find out more when comparisons are made with the personal past experiences in this life if one is on the path to lead to the goal an individual has.
Q. At the Paracelsus College the QBL is taught. However, you discourage any kind of rituals, even those which are considered to be positive, as protections, etc. Why? Please elaborate.
A. We do not encourage nor discourage any kind of rituals, qabalistic
or otherwise, as this is strictly a personal affair as to what one believes. We do, however, discuss or talk about such things as the occasion arises within the context of the themes under discussion; but let it be repeated again, we do not discourage nor encourage any rituals an individuals wishes to perform.
Q. You prefer not to use the word "sub-conscious," saying there is really not such a thing. Please explain.
A. We have outlined during class that the conscious awareness is in opposition to the unconscious state that we are not aware of while we are conscious. The dividing line is where the one enters into the other, or goes "under," as from the awakening state to the sleep state, for instance. The extremely short duration of merging from one state into another is where one goes "sub" or under, but does not remain there. What is commonly termed a subconscious state is based on what at one time was suppressed or pushed aside, behind, or such similar position, from which it can be recalled during the conscious state. What takes place during the unconscious state we are not conscious of, as the word indicates.
Q. So much is said about "tests" in this realm of Parachemistry. Is it true that the further one finds himself on the path, the greater and more difficult the tests and the chance of failing?
A. It has been found that the difficulties increase relative to the responsibilities one has. Therefore, a test and its successful outcome or failure would likewise be relative.
Q. If one fails a test, isn't it rather that we are delayed because of something still to be learned?
A. Yes. One could safely agree to that.
Q. Please speak about the seed of metals which is perfectly ripened in gold. What is meant by this seed?
A. Seed, not wherein the seed is contained, as the kernel or pit or its like, is the life that lets the soul or consciousness unfold. Everything grows from a seed. Without it there
would only be a body without the seed (life) of procreation. This applies to all three kingdoms: the mineral, plant and animal.
As to the seed of metals, it is gold that has all three in equal proportions, the seed (life, spirit, mercury), sulphur (soul), and body (corporeal substance). It is said no other metal has such equal proportions.
Q. It is scientifically proven that antimony, specifically arsenic which is found within it, can alter the cells in the brain when it is found even in the most minute amounts in the body. Even by removing the poison by way of the salts, how can you be certain that the antimony which is being taken is pure enough not to have a detrimental effect? Even after numerous filtrations, appearances can be deceptive.
A. The salts of antimony are poisonous, and this refers to the body. The essence extracted from the antimony when pure, that is, freed from any antimony solids, is not poisonous. One has to distinguish between the poisonous solids and the non-poisonous inherent "virtues" in an essence thereof. Even minute traces of solids, if found therein, are not detrimental when looked upon from a homeopathic point of view. Certainly any intolerable quantity could prove even fatal. Numerous filtrations will not give proof of its purity. However, atomic absorption and atomic emission would establish such evidence.
Q. When cycles are taught at
the College, you indicate that the cosmic
cycles began, as far as the earth is
concerned, with 19,717 B.C. Please
tell us how you came up with this
A. This date can be
the precession of the equinoxes, or
the great Platonic year. Even then
astronomers are not in exact agreement, because of the many factors to be taken into consideration, and
discrepancies occur. The date given
here has proven itself with a great
degree of accuracy in our investigations and tests.
Q. You refer to "going direct" to get one's answers, and you have indicated that this is the way you have received that which you now teach to others. When you receive in this way is it in the form of your own subtle thoughts? Please elaborate.
A. It is rather difficult to even attempt an explanation. What you refer to as subtle thoughts are not subtle thoughts at all. There is a pronounced awareness that fills one's whole being; an inner knowing just as plain as an outer manifestation. Can one explain color to another one without seeing color? Try and tell me what red looks like and maybe I can find a way to explain how one is receiving the direct way."
Q. There is so much talk about the Great White Brotherhood, who have their participants working here on the earth, as well as on an intangible plane. Is this actually another plane of awareness, the other side, or where?
A. Whatever is understood by individuals that the White Brotherhood represents may vary considerably. Speaking of another plane of awareness means just that, but we are here on this earth plane at present. If there are representatives of the White Brotherhood here on earth participating in the affairs of nature and man, then it is neither taking place on the other side, nor for that matter anywhere else but here where one may become conscious of it.
Q. If one is involved in a particular work to assist mankind could it not be said that one is working for the Great White Brotherhood? If there is no conscious contact with them on another level is this indicative that one is not yet worthy? Please explain this.
A. Whatever is done with the thought in mind to be of benefit for all concerned would come under the work of the Brethren in White, no matter if an actual physical contact has been made with such a representative. Worthiness of an individual because of no contact made, as mentioned, is not based thereon but upon the ensuing results.
Q. Will you please speak about the "spiritual" or religious and metaphysical cults of today, where man people become mesmerized, hypnotized and literally brainwashed where identity is lost, etc. What is the meaning and purpose of this?
A. To speak frankly about this may not be to the liking of everyone especially persons who like to deal in matters of a secret nature. When a pledge is exerted not to reveal any rites or rituals a person has lost some of their freedom because of fear of the consequences involved. The best one can conceive of is that a measure of obedience may be learned that may come in handy at a given time. However, there is some danger that one may lose thier personal identity when merging with group identification.
Q. How can one become involved in Parachemistry to such degree that he or she can leave mundane work behind and actually earn a living doing this work that one loves?
A. Parachemistry does not exclude mundane work. Both mental and physical work comprise Parachemistry. Wherever the latter is actively employed any laborer is worth his wages. This refers not only to the laboratory work but to any Parachemical activities. One has to find a place where one's abilities justify parachemical employment.