(Concluded from Part 4)
Temples of Learning
Ethel Mclean describes the structure and workings of a temple of learning – the Lodge of the Golden Lotus – as distinct from a more formal university such as Tesla attended. Let me cite her description at some length:
“There is one particularly beautiful temple where we frequently attend lectures, which are conducted by very advanced beings from a higher sphere. I use the word ‘lectures,’ yet there is no vocal delivery, as you would understand it. I will try to give you an account of what actually takes place.
“It is, as you have guessed, the Lodge of the Golden Lotus, where Donald spends so much of his time, and this temple is, we are told, a reflection from the Spheres of Light. It has been created in meditation by those in this sphere who are attuned to the Brotherhood of Light.
“Its great golden dome dominates the landscape and, when power is being poured down to it from the higher spheres, its surrounding courtyard and beautiful gardens appear to have been dipped in pure gold. The cherished ‘temple flowers’ have a golden hue, as Donald has often told you, and give off an exquisite perfume.
“There are no organized meetings or services in this temple, as there are in the orthodox churches here. Anyone is at liberty to seek its sanctuary for meditation at any time and it is never empty; in fact, whenever we go, it is packed to capacity.
“The earnest thoughts of those who seek enlightenment attract the attention of the Masters who come to give their aid and encouragement. These visitors are not always visible to the congregation, though they are, sometimes, seen by some and not by others. But their presence is invariably felt by all.
“These teachers have the ability to contact the individual thoughts of the seekers and, from them, build up a theme of instruction which brings enlightenment to the whole audience. … This temple is also a great power-house for directing enlightenment to the earth.” (1)
“There are many centres of radiation on your earth that are sustained by the power from this beautiful temple of pure thought; their influence is gradually spreading, as more and more people open their minds to the outpouring of Divine Wisdom.” (2)
The possibilities in the higher planes are endless, Ethel says:
“There are many here who devote their entire energies to learning. There are so many fascinating branches of study to which one’s time can be devoted and we are taught that our efforts here open up new fields of progress for the earth as well.” (3)
Furthermore, as her daughter, Phyllis McLean, notes, “education is not the tedious affair it is on earth. Knowledge is absorbed without undue effort. The mind retains the impression it has received.” (4) This is very different than on Earth where much is forgotten the moment one leaves the lecture hall.
By the time one reaches the Seventh Dimension or Christ Sphere, angels and archangels begin to appear as teachers, according to John Heslop, a resident of the Seventh.
“The angels and archangels who minister directly to God through eternity have attributes and powers quite beyond finite understanding. To them are committed the behests of the Divine Father. These behests are then passed down from one High Intelligence to another, till they reach us in the Christ Sphere. By us they are communicated to various unfolded worlds.
“Angels from more exalted spheres frequently visit the Holy Temple [in the Christ Sphere] to instruct us.” (5)
I could go on. But my purpose is just to whet the appetite to learn more of education in these miraculous settings so that we can know where to seek inspiration from in our own endeavors to discover new educational approaches for Nova Earth.
(1) Ethel McLean in Lesley May, med., Letters from Mother. A Family Biography in Two Worlds. Ed. Edmund Bentley. London: Psychic Press, 1964, 42.
(2) Ibid., 43.
(3) Loc. cit.
(4) Phyllis McLean in ibid., 92.
(5) John Heslop through F. Heslop, medium, Speaking Across the Border-Line. Being Letters from a Husband in Spirit Life to His Wife on Earth. London: Charles Taylor, 9th ed., n.d., 97.