Rescue Circles Part 10. Children and lost souls.
Children who die tragically young after horrendous medical treatments for cancer and other terminal illnesses very often tell of spirits coming to greet them in their final moments, a grandfather, or sibling in spirit. They also see the wonderful light and colour of the spirit world. Now at their young age they have been taught very little religion, and know nothing of spiritualism or much beyond the culture they have been brought up in. So they must be seeing something of the afterlife they are about to move into. Doctors and nurses often think that these visions are merely hallucinations, but I am inclined to think not. They are real experiences, and some of us have already seen a little further into that reality, too.
Rescue workers like Lord Dowding, and our mediums, have been in touch with the other side on a regular basis. So we continue presenting more of this valuable work, since a study of these events, and research in the past help us evaluate present-day work, and sort out the true from the false.
Hugh Dowding continued his account of rescue work in his last book, “The Dark Star,” and here are a few more excerpts which might encourage you to look for a copy and read the whole book, as he gives
examples of how rescue circles are run, visits Ireland and picks up the energies, spirits, gnomes, leprehauns and elementals and energy vortices there, and a lot more. [ Richard R.]
With regard to “lost” souls, he said: “It is the greatest mistake to suppose that any suffering, of whatever nature, is imposed as a PUNISHMENT in the sense of vengeful retribution. It is only that every cause has its specific effect, and the misuse of man’s freewill has painful effects, as the result of which man evolves slowly towards the light of wisdom. It is
only that every cause has its specific effect, and the misuse of man’s freewill has painful effects, as the result of which man evolves slowly towards the light of wisdom.
I know no more now about the conditions in Hell than I have indicated in my previous books; it is not a subject upon which a healthy mind will wish to dwell; but it is, I think, important to know how much human beings, living in their physical bodies, can do; and DO do, to help in the evacuation [rescue] of those who have ‘served their time’, so to speak, and are ready to move up out of the darkness.
Time and again it has been said to me, “The regeneration of mankind must come through man”. It is, I think, the chief failing of all the main
religions of the world that they ignore the possibility – nay, rather the imperative necessity – of human co-operation in the work of the Angels and
Messengers of God in raising those who are ready to rise from the lowest strata of the Astral.
This work is going on, but it is almost unknown to the world, and completely ignored by the Churches. I remember that I was speaking (at Bristol, I think) some years ago, and I described a single instance
which had come the way of our Circle. Afterwards a man came up to me and told me that for fifteen years his Circle had been engaged almost exclusively in that work.
I was privileged to visit one such Circle the other day, and I kept rough notes in my indifferent shorthand in semidarkness, and reconstructed
afterwards as much as I could of the events and dialogue. A trance medium was occupied first by the controlling Guide, and later by the spirit ‘patients’in succession. Recorded music was played to cover
the periods intervening between the departure of one patient and the arrival of the next.” [The work done was similar to that of Dr. Carl Wickland and his wife in the USA twenty or thirty years earlier, and Dowding mentions this in his notes].
From Dowding’s notes:
“Present: Question Mistress (QM), two other mediums, trance medium and self (Dowding). Trance medium had a bad cough.
Opening prayer from Circle and from the Guide, leader of the Circle.
GUIDE - You may say, why do not we do it all? Why should we [the spirits] turn to you for help? There are many cases which we CAN deal with, but there are others whom we cannot reach except through the minds
of earth people.
[Handel’s Largo played during change of occupants of the medium with personal messages].
GUIDE - Now we will commence to do the work which the Master wishes us to do to help those in the darkness. I will do my best with what the instrument gives.
CASE # 1
SPIRIT - Why am I here?
QM - To talk with some friends.
SPIRIT - Have I to undergo more punishment?
QM - No. You have come among friends: now you have passed through your unhappiness.
SPIRIT - I killed my wife – I stuck a knife in her because the little one was not my own.
QM - Don’t think about it: have you been in the dark sphere a long time?
SPIRIT - It seems a long time.
QM - What is your nationality?
SPIRIT - Italian. You do not blame me. No?
QM - It is not for us to blame. You would be happier if you brought yourself to be kind to your wife.
SPIRIT Oh, no, no no no no. I have suffered.
QM - Try to forgive her.
SPIRIT - No.
QM - I know how difficult it is, but be a strong man. Try not to think too hardly about her.
SPIRIT - I would do it again. I think I will go back.
QM - No. Do not go back to that place.
SPIRIT - Has the little one gone?
QM - You would not find the little one yet. You will not meet them till you are ready to meet them. We wish you well, and that love may come to you again.
SPIRIT - No more love.
QM - Well, kindness, then. God will be with you, and help you to understand. What is your name?
SPIRIT - Toni Rosetti.
QM - You are going on to better things, and you have got over that. Our prayers will be with you to help you. God bless you.”
The efforts of the Circle apparently failed with this spirit, but the man would not have been brought to the Circle at all unless he was nearly ready for a change of heart. He would turn over and over in his mind what he had heard at the Circle, and so, in spite of an apparent failure, it is quite possible that the man was later brought to forgive, and ask orgiveness from, his wife. It is rather dreadful to think of the
vast numbers of human souls in an earthbound condition, or worse, who need help, and the pitifully small number of living human beings who even realize that the need for help exists. Still, the work IS being organized now, and recruiting is going quietly and steadily on, even if you don’t see anything about it in your morning paper.
CASE # 2
QM - Have you any friends?
SPIRIT - No friends of yours? What are friends! They are no good.
QM - You are among friends now.
SPIRIT - What is the catch? I thought there was no catch, but I soon found out differently. I thought my crime would die with me. What is this game? I thought there was a catch in it. You are not my
class, you are not my sort.
QM - It is character that counts. We know that there is no death.
SPIRIT - If I had not of come here you would not have known nothing. What’s happened to them?
QM - This lady has lent you her body so that you may speak with us.
SPIRIT I don’t want to use this lady. It’s another catch. No, it’s a truth; I’ve never been a woman.
QM - Life is just.
SPIRIT - No, it’s not just, I know it isn’t just.
QM - Yes it is. Later you will be able to see the records. What is your name? …….. I’m going to call you Bill……You will see why you have got to go through different lives.
SPIRIT - I don’t understand.
[Medium coughs violently.]
SPIRIT - What’s up with her?
QM - She’s got a bad cold. Won’t you try to move on into a happier state?
SPIRIT - No. I have got pals [back] there. Come out of it!
QM - What is your name?
SPIRIT - Bill Kennard
QM - Won’t you try to move on?
[He is a bit doubtful, but willing to try.]
QM - Good luck to you!
SPIRIT - I need it.
CASE # 3
SPIRIT - I don’t know what I have come here for; if Bill gets hold of me he’ll murder me. I am one of his women. Oh, I’m in such trouble! No, I wasn’t with him just now. It’s a trap, so as I will go to him. Oh, I
am in a mess! You see, I DID die, and then I lived. I was a cleaner in the church. The parson was very nice to me: I was only a common girl. I thought it was better than having a missus over me. I liked the
parson and he liked me. We didn’t live together. I wasn’t that bad. He tempted me. What could I do with a kid?
QM - Did he get away with it?
SPIRIT - The parson got away with it. I was found out.
QM - Won’t you try to go on now?
SPIRIT - I won’t go anywhere where Bill has gone. I don’t know where I am going now.
[Floods of tears.]
SPIRIT - Are all men the same? I thought he was a good one. I couldn’t make a fuss, for the sake of the Church.
QM - What is your name?
SPIRIT - F---- S----
QM - Did you have a mother? Look around and see if there isn’t anyone you know here?
SPIRIT - I see a tall light.
QM - There is someone in that light. Look and see if it is anyone you know.
SPIRIT - Oh! It’s my Aunt Lettie.
[Such a joy in her face.]
SPIRIT - I am coming, Auntie!
CASE # 4
The medium is coughing.
SPIRIT - I thought my cough had got me. Hi! Give me a drink!
[We give him some water, of which he does not approve.]
SPIRIT - Haven’t you anything better than this?
QM - You didn’t get anything better where you have come from, did you?
SPIRIT - No. That’s why it’s Hell. Wanting drink and not being able to get it.
QM - What’s your name?
SPIRIT - Sam Murray. Has Bill been this way? If so I am going after him. I bet he’s getting a drink; if so I’ll have it off him. (To me.) Have you ever had to sleep out?
DOWDING - Yes. I was a soldier and sometimes had to sleep in the open.
SPIRIT - I don’t mean that; have you ever had to sleep out because you had nowhere else to go? Have you ever had to pinch for a living?
Finally Sam Murray agrees, without much difficulty, to go on with the ‘big man’ who has brought him.
(To be continued with more cases of rescue work.
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