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The Word of One

Editor’s Preface to the Word of One Behind the mask of the progressed Tarot lies a teaching – the teaching of ONE. This teaching is precise and simple, and has a character consistently its own. It is unmistakably original and bears the imprint of authenticity. “’Tis a statement – not a re-statement.” While the 22 […]

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Session 01

REVERSE THE NILE’S FLOW Carmel, California August 17, 1962 Present: John, Rhom, Nadine and Dean. Prior to the session, the letter G had been written on the black metal hood of the fireplace in colored chalk. This letter, the symbol for the session, was to set a precedent for all ensuing sessions. Each time the […]

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Session 02

THE LION THAT LOST ITS TAIL August 29, 1962 Present: John, Rhom, Nadine, Dean. The letter G, which had been the symbol of the opening session two weeks earlier, had not been mentioned except in connection with Dean. Tonight its meaning was to be expanded upon, and it was to be seen as an impersonal […]

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Session 03

KEY FIGURE REVERSED September 10, 1962 Present: John, Rhom, Nadine, Dean and two visitors, Fred and Jane. Visitors had arrived unexpectedly from Fresno. At first Rhom felt nervous about doing a session with newcomers present, for he was not used to his new role as a medium or channel He had never suspected he had […]

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Session 04

REVERSE THE REVERSAL September 18, 1962 Present: John, Rhom, Nadine, Dean. Electric force arrives on schedule. Have it entombed. Receive its currents. Send its rays forth. Place no regard upon reports of stress. Question him who says he is returned Pharaoh. He has much to relate. Sort honey from gall. Willingness to cooperate new. Queen […]

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Session 05

STAND UP FOR THE GOLDEN FRUIT September 28, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean, John. John had received a letter from a friend named Francis who had been visiting at the Carmel Highlands earlier that year but was now in New York, undecided as to whether to return to his home in Algeria or go to […]

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Session 06

WHAT OF THE TAROT? October 5, 1962. Present: Rhom, Nadine, John. Bringers of the New Word, WE welcome you. Started now violet flame smouldering. Petals of truth scattered. Yellow force prominent for a period accompanied by sound of double flute. Personal difficulties most heavy will lighten during yellow-force period. Stronger have you become. Stronger still […]

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Session 07

SCHOOL IS IN SESSION. THE TAROT SPEAKS October 20, 1962 Present: Nadine, Rhom, John. No one was consciously thinking of the Tarot when this session commenced. The three members of the group present were still thinking about the meaning of the “cat, dog, bird and shaft” at the headwaters of the Nile and of Isis, […]

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Session 08

THE BOOK OF THE MOTHER October 27, 1962 Present: John, Rhom, Nadine, Dean. New Moon in Scorpio. Dean, after another brief trip to San Francisco, was back and working hard on his metal sculpture as well as attending college. He was restless, however, and in some ways skeptical of the ouija board message. He belonged […]

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Session 09

THE BOOK OF THE NAMELESS ONE November 3, 1962 Present: Rhom, Dean, John. Nadine was in Sacramento, so Dean did the recording for this night’s session. The planchette commenced by going around and around the symbol drawn the board, first in one direction and then the other, out-in, in-out, etc. It had never done this […]

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Session 10

THE BOOK OF THE HANGING MAN Full Moon November 10, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John, Dean. John’s painting of the Nameless One now hung on the wall next to his second version of the Mother. (The Mother Book was the only one he did over again.) The group thought his cat-dog looked rather odd, but […]

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Session 11

THE LOVER IS NEVER SATED November 13, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean, John. WE: Steady-steady-while the winds blow the willows flat. Steady and yielding be you. That which passes, passes. It leaves behind nothing to be remembered. Change is constant. To resist change is suicide of spirit. Flashed before you have been pictures of up-coming […]

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Session 12

THE BOOK OF THE VIRGIN November 17, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John, Dean, Rosalind. Rosalind had finally gotten a baby-sitter and driven down to attend the session at Carmel Highlands. This was the first time the group of five had been fore-gathered in several months. WE: Seeds are sprouting. Buds promised Will not wither. WE […]

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Session 13

THE BOOK OF UNITY November 21, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John. WE: Twisted and tangled are the roots binding ye one to another. Some are deeply buried, others are air-roots shining in the light. A root is a root only, drawing its life from a common core–which means to say: ye shall bear a mighty […]

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Session 14

THE BOOK OF THE VICTORIOUS ONE November 24, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John, Rosalind. Prior to the session, everyone had been talking about Point Lobos. Earlier that year, many meditations had been held there and it, in itself, seemed to contain a legend or a tale. In Spanish, this tiny promontory, now a state park, […]

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Session 15

THE BOOK OF THE WAY-SHOWER November 27, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John. The symbol placed on the board this evening came from a discussion of the rose, the lily and the thistle -yet formed a star radiating from an Egyptian ankh-symbol of Life. Dean was still away. WE: Prepare, watch, record, report. Tale-teller sings refrain […]

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Session 16

THE BOOK OF THE DOER December 1, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean, John. WE: The fore-telling time. The pages from the rear are in the fore. Sun worshippers have taken their place. The unwinding scroll is read fully when flat. Scrolls there have been. Double X has had a meaning. A mystery symbol in your […]

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Session 17

THE BOOK OF THE THINKER December 5, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John, Dean. WE: Broken are the teeth that held fast the staff. Loosed is the substance which will nourish this generation. With all, a most vigorous unsettling. Fairy frost at the windows betokens good fortune. Magic are the times now, magical are the happenings. […]

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Session 18

THE BOOK OF THE CITADEL December 8, 1962 Present: Rhom, John, Dean, Nadine, and a visitor named Irene. WE: ‘Tis the night before revolving centers foregather. Stayed for a season is the influence of silvered mercury. Revolving centers open avenue of watery flow. Take your place in the congress. Much ado about something. Travel. Return […]

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Session 19

THE REVEALER IS WITH YOU December 12, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John, Dean. The group had decided to hold an LSD session this evening instead of a ouija board session, partly because it was nearly Christmas time when a high spiritual energy came through as the winter solstice approached. It had been a sacred season […]

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Session 20

THE BOOK OF THE SEEKER December 15, 1962 Present: Rhom, John, Nadine, Dean, Rosalind. By this time, ten of the revised Books of Tarot had been given and they hung at the Northern end of the room between the front door and a huge Tibetan temple drum. They were illumined by altar candles, sparkling like […]

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Session 21

THE BOOK OF THE ACTOR December 23, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John, Rosalind. Prior to the session, there had been a sharp telephone conversation with Rosalind-who had not been pre-warned of the session and was furious at being left out. As the others were not yet used to her being close enough to attend, they […]

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Session 22

THE BOOK OF THE FEELER December 26, 1962 Present:Rhom, Nadine, John, Rosalind and a visitor: George. George, who had at one time lived at the Highlands doing errands for John Cooke (who could not do them himself due to being in a wheel-chair), had come to visit from Santa Barbara during the holiday season. He […]

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Session 23

LIGHT A VIGIL LEST YE MISS THE CHALLENGER December 29, 1962 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John. Vigil lights were lighted before the Christmas teepee. It was a quiet night, close to the New Year. This year had been more eventful than had been anticipated. Or rather, although the group had anticipated a great event February -the […]

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Session 24

THE BOOK OF THE ROYAL MAZE January 2, 1963 Present: John, Rhom, Nadine, Dean, Rosalind, and three visitors: Pat, Roger and Jared Mays (Pronounced Maze). WE: The challenge has been made. You will return to the line of your retreat. You will cross the line and journey into the land of twisted roses. You will […]

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Session 25

THE OCEAN CANNOT CONTAIN ITS IMPORT January 9, 1963 Present: Rhom, John, Dean. WE: The touch of the Father’s hand on the shoulder of the son is at once firm and tender. He expresses wonder at the beingness beneath his fingers and determination that naught shall come nigh or sully the purity of his child. […]

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Session 26

BE THE CASTER AND THE IMAGE January 27, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John. WE: A symbol, a symbol, a symbol. Thrice repeated a symbol imparts its meaning true. The maker of symbols is not wiser than the one who reads its mearnng. Each to each has been given the word pictured. The symbol good and […]

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Session 27

THE ROSETTA STONE IS ROLLED AWAY February 2, 1963 Present: John, Rhom, Nadine, Dean and a visitor: Bill. Everyone wondered why no Books had been given since the Royal Maze. But evidently other matters had to be focused upon, including the throat. Also the giving of the Maze Book had left everyone with something ponder […]

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Session 28

SPEAK OUT YOUR COMMAND February 6, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John, Dean, Rosalind, and a visitor: Lorna. WE: Singers in small numbers are ye. Counterpoint there is, and counter-harmony, too. The song is different. Harmony now. The song begins, the instrument sounds. The Sun lifts her veils slowly, in season, though. Her radiance graces the […]

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Session 29

THE BOOK OF THE DELIVERER February 10, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John, Rosalind. Tonight the first Book was to be given since the Royal Maze, a month earlier. The Deliverer was to contain the fourth of the five cups of the Tarot or the Grail-the cup of fire. The cup of light had been given […]

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Session 30

THAT DAY IS WELL PAST COCK- CROW February 16, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean, John, Rosallnd, Bill. Questions had arisen following the Deliverer session which were to be asked and in some measure answered this night. Nadine was shortly to depart on a round-the-world trip to India and Egypt. The main destination was, however, Egypt, […]

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Session 31

THE EXPLOSION SHALL WAKE ALL SLEEPING February 21, 1963 Present: Rhom, John, Dean, Rosalind and a visitor: Jim. WE: In the wake of the wake a bloom rises from the ashes. Fragrance none has it, nor protection. That which was needed was the bloom’s rising. Peace has settled into your valley. It has come on […]

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Session 32

TENT NOT THE LIGHT February 22, 1963 Present: Rhom, John and three visitors: Mayfield and Benny (mother and daughter), and Lenore. Lenore made the care of retarded children her life-work, and was presently taking care of a retarded child named Carrie. Mayfield had been teaching a class at John’s house at Carmel Highlands in hand-writing […]

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Session 33

THE BOOK OF THE CHANGER February 26, 1963 Present: Rhom, John, Rosalind. WE: Hail to the Conquering One! A cover has settled o’er all. When the cold abates, when the heat warms, when the light shines ’tis time for uncovering. Lethargy o’ercomes him who remains covered beyond season. The Changing One is to change and […]

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Session 34

THE BOOK OF THE RENEWER March 2, 1963 Present: Rhom, John, Dean, Rosalind, and a visitor: Micaela, age 10. WE: The siren bell has rung. Its penetration has entered but not emerged. Therefore its vibration continues its wonders to perform. A troubled wind is oiled. A swaying branch dislodges its fruit. A famished one is […]

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Session 35

THE BOOK OF THE REACTER March 6, 1963 Present: John, Rhom, Dean, Rosalind. WE: 1 is active. 3 are ready. 5 have done it. Ring of memory. It is a circle both freeing and binding. It is never worn yet is ever present. Its burden is great. It is with you as an aid. None […]

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Session 36

THE BOOK OF THE DONOR March 13, 1963 Present: Rhom, John, Dean, Rosalind, Micaela. The pace was swiftening for everyone as the dictation of the Books of T neared its end. No one had time to stop and study the symbols presented-but to a degree they had absorbed their meaning. Feeling or intuition predominated rather […]

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Session 37

THE BOOK OF THE SPEAKER March 15, 1963 Present: Rhom, John, Dean, Lorna, Lenore, Mayfield. WE: Speak out needful sayings! Hold not back that which you must speak or the word unuttered that ups shall sink, tearing holes in the dark shaft. Light shall not seep out through the holes yet dust shall enter them, […]

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Session 38

THE BOOK OF THE REVERSER March 20, 1963 Present: Rhom, John, Dean, Rosalind, Micaela. Now twenty Tarot Books hung on the walls of the house at the Highlands. It was clear that the end was approaching, for there were only twenty-two major trumps. None remained undone save Temperance and Judgment or the Resurrection. Which would […]

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Session 39

THE BOOK OF THE KNOWER March 26, 1963 Present: Rhom, John, Dean, Rosalind, Jared, Micaela and a visitor: Gordon. WE: In that day shall blend the elements. They shall be expressed in a new expression. Him who knows shall be the expresser. Ye shall know that day and that ONE. Now it is a day […]

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Session 40

THE BOOKS ARE WRIT TO BE READ March 29, 1963 Present: Rhom, John-Legion, Dean, Lorna. WE: The press has loosed a goodly juice; its substance shall vitalize the days ahead, its color will transform, its flavor will satisfy as nothing else. Its body is new. The grape is no longer needed-not even for mash. The […]

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Session 41

YOU ARE YOUR STONE April 12, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Legion, Dean, Rosallnd, Bill, and five visitors: Dr. Andrija Puharich, David, Melany, Charles and Charlotte. Nadine had returned from her round the world trip shortly after the T Books had been completed. She had invited Dr. Puharich and his friends to attend a session at […]

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Session 42

THE EGG IS CRACKED April 17, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Legion, Dean, and a visitor: Rowena. Dean was not present at the beginning of the session. He came in later from Big Sur with Rowena. This was the beginning of Big Sur arrivals which were to become numerous as the word went out. WE: A […]

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Session 43

SEE ONE April 21, 1963 Present: Rhom, Legion, Nadine, Dean, and three visitors from Los Angeles: Jerry Ann, Bill and Jeanne. Jeanne: What is to become of Brion? WE: Thyself alone is important. Bill: Why does this search-that Brion is on-destroy some and strengthen others? WE: The Self makes adversity an opportunity; the destruction is […]

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Session 44

A VIRGIN TO BE BRIDED TO YOUR SELF April 22, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Legion, Dean, Lorna, Rosalind. WE: Welcome. The quest unfolds treasures and pleasures. They are not to be given away. They will be shared though. Ask. Rosalind: What of the mountain alone that I have witnessed? WE: The mountain is and moves […]

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Session 45

WE WAIT FOR ONE April 25, 1963 Present:Rhom, Nadine, Dean, Legion, Rosalind, and seven visitors: Lenore, Benny, Maria M., Niva Dell, Jared, Djey, Renee. Curiously, the sessions were usually quite short when there were visitors present. Usually, the session was preceded by dinner when there were many arrivals. But this also seemed to be a […]

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Session 46

SEEK FOREVER YOUR BECOMING April 27, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean, Legion. The wailing wall has been visited. It has flowed a true tear is happily shed. Welcome divisions. He who says he has it has it not. Deny him not his right to say it. Say not he has it not. None can say […]

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Session 47

IT IS NOW WRITTEN May 11, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean, Legion. WE: Willingness is with you and you know it. When the ear is stopped, the Word is heard. Legion: How does one stop the ear? WE: When the Word is to be heard, the freed man is captive of all. He embraces naught, […]

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Session 48

THERE IS ONE ONLY. YOU ARE THAT ONE. May 12, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean, Legion, Bill and three visitors: Morgadant, Ben and Judy. WE: Well, well. Who will ask what? Dean. I’ll ask what. What? WE: Paris. Paris asks what. Dean: Is Paris my name? WE: Is it? Dean: Is there something I should […]

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Session 49

THE POWER OF SELF IS UPON YOU. May 18, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Legion, Dean, Bill. WE: A lemon is added. Q: Do you mean Bill? WE: Yes. (This referred to the fruit trees in the Garden. Later the apple, plum, grape, pear and strawberry, mentioned earlier, were to be assigned to the initial group […]

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Session 50

OUR FUNCTION IS SELF-KNOWLEDGE. May 22, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean, Legion, and three visitors: Gene, Connie, Rowena. WE: The heart palpitates, the blood quickens, the vehicle energizes. This continues for a space. So? Gene: What is a flying saucer? WE: A Self seeking expression. Gene: What is your function? WE: Self-knowledge. There is yet […]

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Session 51

YOU CONTROL THE SELF, AND THE SELF CONTROLS YOU June 2, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean, Legion, Bill, Jared. WE: The time is come: he who is upright shall go forward, he who is twisted shall circle. He who is upright shall remain so, he who is twisted need not circle. The forward moving one […]

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Session 52

THE NILE IS A MYSTERY TO BE DRUNK IN FULL June 11, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Legion, Paris (Dean had now decided to call himself Paris, the name assigned him by the board), and David M. The presence of David M., who had been closely associated with the group at an earlier time (1957-1961) seemed […]

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Session 53

WHAT HAVE YOU TO DO WITH MAZES? June 21, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean-Paris, Rosalind, Legion and visitors: Djey and Linda. WE: A searing flame cuts deeply, separating. Cool it not. Upon the shore is adrift a denizen from the deep. The noon heat takes care of that. The turning tide returns the shore to […]

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Session 54

THAT WHICH YOU ARE IS THE SELF June 28, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean-Paris, John-Legion, Bill, Rosalind, Micaela, and two visitors: Ta, also called Tahiti, a sculptor interested in Tarot, and Christopher, age 11 WE: The ring has sounded. The sound has homed. An interval is suspended between intervals. The margins are acrowd with events. […]

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Session 55

LOOK TO YOUR HANDS FOR THERE IT LIES July 5, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Dean-Paris, John-Legion, Bill and three visitors: Evelyn, Gita and Dave. WE: ‘Tis a ripening time. Not harvest, but ripening. The reaping will be in measure with the sowing. No more. There is laboring in ripening season. While sowing, yes-while harvesting, yes. […]

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Session 56

WE ARE THE TILLER July 12, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, John-Legion, Dean-Paris, and a visitor: Derek. WE: A tiller has appeared. A toiler he is not. You have stretched forth your changing hand and it is come. You cannot draw the changing hand and expect a return to former days for the action in the […]

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Session 57

THE SEPARATENESS OF THE SINGLED IS UNIFYING July 18, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Legion. WE: A slender thread hangs. A great weight, not a burden, is attached. A decision severs the thread; the weight comes under the law. The weight is ball-shaped. It falls and rolls. The pins before it are struck. Other pins are […]

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Session 58

NOT ALONE BUT AS ONE July 23, 1963 Present: Rhom-Given, Nadine, John-Legion, Dean-Parris, and four visitors from Big Sur: Jay, Todd, Holly and Tony. During this period, Jay’s trial was going on and many of the Big Sur people who were witnesses were staying at the Highlands. Jay was exonerated of blame in the knifing […]

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Session 59

HE WHO IS FIRST HAS NO FALSE GODS BEFORE HIM August 2, 1963 Present: Rhom, Nadine, Legion, Rosalind, Bill. Rosalind had been unable to come for several months because her son, Christopher, was in the hospital undergoing surgery. Dean was away on another trip, but Bill had come up from Ojai and was now staying […]

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Session 60

IT SHALL BE GIVEN August 4, 1963 Present: Rhom-Given, Nadine, John-Legion. Rhom: What name takes the place of Rhom? WE: It shall be Given. Q: Is it Given? WE: Yes. Nadine: Do I have another name now? WE: Runa can do it. Legion: Is each name a Tarot personification? WE: Yes, there is definite correlation.

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Session 61

THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS GIVEN August 6, 1963 Present: Legion, Given, Runa, Gayla, Primo, Jay, Holiday. Now all the members of the original group had commission names. Although these names seemed purely personal, there was the possibility that together they spelled a kind of rune, anagram or code that would one day be understood. Perhaps […]

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Session 62

OUIJA EQUALS WE G. August 9, 1963 Present: Given, Runa, Legion, Primo, Paris, Evelyn, Judy, Horst, Andre. Evelyn had come down from San Mateo and Judy had arrived from Big Sur. Andre and Horst arrived shortly after the session commenced, having driven down unexpectedly from San Francisco. During dinner, the term ouija was discussed and […]

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Session 63

THE LIVING CHILD August 14, 1963 Present: Given, Runa, Legion, Paris, Primo, and two visitors: Diane and Michael. WE: Discord there is none-only improper reception. Legion: Due to what? WE: That which is received is allowed to be reversed. Runa: How is this corrected-if correction is needed? WE: Not needed. There is nothing wrong with […]

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Session 64

TO DO WITH THE WORD August 17, 1963 Present: Given, Legion, Runa, Primo, Gayla and Christopher. WE: The circle turns. Measure not cycles like grains of rice. Quell not the raging beast, for now he nips at the heels of the poacher. Chased from his game, the poacher will sneak over the darkened hill with […]

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Session 65

LOVE IS THE NEED OF ONE August 21, 1963 Present: Legion, Given, Runa, Gayla, Primo, Christopher. WE: On a swing through the heavens, one sees the stars. Gayla: What is the relationship of 4, the foundation stone, to the actual material world? Does it represent and affect worldly problems? WE: The foundation stone of ONE […]

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Session 66

TO FIND THE ISLAND OF SELF August 25, 1963 Present: Given, Legion, Runa, Primo and two visitors: Djey and Bill. WE: Several things shall be done this night. That which shall be done is wanted. Question not the want. A sobbing is carried above the wind song. From a great depth it rises to a […]

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Session 67

YOU HAVE MET THE DAY August 27, 1963 Present: Given, Runa, Legion, Paris, Gayla, Primo, Ruby, Lorna and five visitors: Bill, Jim and three others. This was to be the last time the entire original group was gathered together, although many more sessions were yet to occur before the end. It was almost exactly a […]

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Session 68

BRING TO US YOU AND YOU BRING ALL August 28, 1963 Present: Given, Legion, Runa, Gayla, Primo, and a visitor from Mexico: Ybana. WE: The day of labor approaches. (Referring to Labor Day, September 1). It shall be delivered of you-a new thing. Full grown shall it be. Mid-wifery is unnecessary for the connection shall […]

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Session 69

IN FULL STATURE DOES THE SELF SEND A DWARF September 13, 1963 Present: Legion, Given, Runa, Paris, Primo. WE: The journey of the Self from tip to tip produces a seeming distance at times. Welcome, 0 distant ones! What would you this night: Legion: What do you think of Pak Subuh? (Mahommed Subuh, the head […]

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Session 70

THE TAIL WAGS THE DOG September 21, 1963 Present: Legion, Given, Runa, Primo, Jared, and three visitors from Big Sur: Michael, Judy, and Patrick. WE: Here WE are. A firm grip is needed now. Legion: What do you mean? WE: When the wanted thing is in hand, a looseness of grasp is a foolish thing. […]

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Session 71

WE SPEAK NOT FOR ALL BUT FOR ONE September 27, 1963 Present: Given, Legion, Runa, Primo, and four visitors from San Francisco: Satty, Carol, Bill, Jim. The four newcomers were from North Beach and had never visited the Highlands before. One. Satty, was an artist and a friend of Michael and Pat, both Big Sur […]

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Session 72

GIANTS ARE A-MAKING October 5, 1963 Present: Given, Legion, Runa, Gayla, Primo, Lorna, Christopher, Micaela and Tony. WE: Who will breast the wave through the shoals? Who will take the sword and eat its fire? Who will take the asp and cradle it? He who does not shall have a long and fruitless life. That […]

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Session 73

NO ONE THING IS EVIL SAVE SELF DENIAL October 12, 1963 Present: Given, Runa, Legion, Primo, Peter and six visitors: Bobby, Roberto, Joan, Michael, Patrick and Sarah. Although the sessions did not reflect it, a great change had come over the formerly quiet and peaceful house at the Highlands. Many of those who came from […]

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Session 74

THE MASK WILL NOT BE DONNED AGAIN November 16, 1963 Present: Given, Legion, Runa, Gayla, Primo, Peter and -four visitors: Djey, Frank, Brian and Frieda. Although no one realized it in advance, this was to be the last of the Carmel sessions. The time and tides had changed. All of the original group except for […]

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Session 75

A WHIRLING STAR LIGHTS Sausalito, California April 22, 1965 Present: Rhom and Rosalind. It had been a year and a half since the sessions had ended at Carmel Highlands. The scene had changed-and so had everything and everyone. Rhom (who no longer called himself Given) had been going to San Francisco State for awhile, but […]

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Session 76

MOTHERLAND May 1, 1965 Present: Rhom, Rosalind and a visitor: Khar. Greetings May Day. Khar: Who is speaking? WE: WE. Ask. Q: What should we do? WE: It is doing. Rosalind: Should Rhom and I go to Mexico? WE: Many will gather at the Mother’s breast…Mother land. Q: What is the Mother Land? WE: Now […]

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Session 77

PAVE WAYS, NOT WALLS May 8, 1965 Rhom and Rosalind. WE: Greetings. A burial ceremony. The rest is to come. Salud! Q: Mexico is of primary interest right now to both of us. Can you tell us more about this? WE: The way is long. The way is paved. Flowers blue an indicator. A welcome […]

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Session 78

ONE KINGDOM, MANY KINGS May 12, 1965 Present: Rhom, Rosalind and a visitor: Sally. WE: Greetings. A tuneful fling. The cobra spits. A south wind carries it back and the cobra sheds a final skin. Ask. Q: Is there any confusion in our plans? (By this time, both Rhom and Rosalind were making plans to […]

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Session 79

THE MOTHER IS A STERN LOVER OF HER CHILDREN May 17, 1965 Present: Rhom and Rosalind. Q: Tell us more about the Motherland. WE: She is a stern lover of her children. The weaning is done. She flows still. There are no prodigals; all Her children are welcomed to Her embrace. She gives not comfort […]

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Session 80

THERE IS NO WORD. ONE IS May 28, 1965 Xiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. Present: Rhom-Given, John-Legion, Rosalind-Gayla and three visitors: Martin, Marianne and Maxamiho. The scene in Mexico was almost the opposite of what it had been in Carmel. Where in Carmel there had been the ocean and sea-birds winging, here the house was in the […]

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Session 81

SELF-RECOGNITION LIES HEAVY UPON YOU June 3, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, Gayla, Sweet Timothy. Both Rhom and Rosalind had reverted to their “commission” names since arriving in Mexico. John-Legion had never abandoned his, and Martin appeared to enjoy his Sweet Timothy role. However, he had relatively little interest in the ouija board, since he spent […]

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Session 82

THE TRINITY IS ONE June 8, 1965 Present: Legion, Given, Gayla WE: You are foregathered. Aft is naught. A prism is shattered; released is a forceful flow-a flow that has exploded from a one-pointedness. Sugar now melts in the ice-mouth. A repetition is not scheduled. A whale freely swims in a thimble. Ask. Legion: I […]

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Session 83

IT IS A WISE MAN WHO KNOWS HIS MOTHER June 14, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, Gayla, Sweet Timothy, Lorna and a visitor: Joachim. Lorna had just flown down from California for a visit, and was shortly to depart, Gayla-Rosalind and Martin-Sweet Timothy with her. Rhom alone remained at John’s in Mexico. Tonight, however, no one […]

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Session 84

THE WANDERER SPEAKS FOR ONE June 20, 1965 Present: Given, Legion and two visitors: Dio and Laurie. Both formerly of Big Sur. They had arrived a day or two before the rest departed for California. WE: Driven from the south is a storm. Centered in the North is it. Showers sweet fruit. ‘Tis a seasonal […]

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Session 85

THERE IS ONE ACTION FOR ALL: TO BE June 27, 1965 Present: Given, Legion and two visitors: Kate and Holly. WE: Proceed to what seems a hard saying: A stoppage is the most harmful of all actions. A stoppage is not an action; it is a most violent action based on destruction of Self . […]

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Session 86

ONE IS ONLY. June 30, 1965 Present: Given, Legion and two visitors: Donald and Dorothy who were devoted weavers. WE: Passing. The turbulent sky lightens. The willows unbend. A swaying commences. The tierra welcomes the shod feet. A voice insistent beckons. The hidden ear responds. The movement of ONE is diversified. There is no question-only […]

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Session 87

THE MOVEMENT IS UNSTOPPABLE July 3, 1965 Present: Given and Legion. Letters had been received in the mail from Lorna, Gayla and Sweet Timothy, all of whom were now in California. WE: A troubled mind is nothing. A troubled heart is nothing. Trouble seems to occur when motion seems contrary with the movement of ONE. […]

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Session 88

NOW IS. Guatemala City, Guatemala July 13, 1965 Present: Legion, Given, and their host and hostess: Neal and Kenny. Legion and Given had flown down to Guatemala City for a few days to visit Kenny and Neal. They were thinking of going on to El Salvadore, but the timing did not seem right. WE: Best […]

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Session 89

THE MOVEMENT OF LOVE IS ONE. Xiutepec, Morelos, Mexico July 23, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, and three visitors: Dio, Laurie, and Janas. Legion and Given had just returned from Guatemala. Dio and Laurie had been staying at the house in Xiutepec in their absence, but were soon to return to California where Dio worked with […]

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Session 90

THINK NOT OF ORIGIN BUT OF TRANSITION. July 28, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, and three visitors: Janas, Lem and Jeffrey. WE: Thinking days are done. There is a question. Legion: Who are the Gypsies? WE: The rovers of G. Legion: Where do we originate from? WE: Think not of origin but of transition. G transits […]

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Session 91

BE NOT HUMAN: BE ONE. Present: Given, Legion, Sweet Timothy and four visitors: Kate, Holly, Marianne and Luther. Martin-Sweet Timothy had flown down from California -for a visit . . but was not to remain long. The period in Mexico, for all concerned, had been and would continue to be one of change-with much coming […]

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Session 92

CONCERN YOU WITH YOU August 9, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, Sweet Timothy. WE: What will you? Legion: Who, from your viewpoint, is Meher Baba? WE: He is One of many who are moving in ONE. Legion: Why does he consistently come up as a liberator for Legion? WE: He does not. Legion: Why does his […]

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Session 93

THE GOLDEN HEART MUST BEAT August 18, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, Sweet Timothy and two visitors: Susan and Ted. WE: Do you wonder what is happening? This is a period when decisions clear are needed. WE speak not of emotional outburstings, which lead one to confusion, but to the needed actions for you. How specific […]

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Session 94

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL August 21, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, Sweet Timothy, and a visitor: Patric, an artist from Yucatan. Here is a tale: Travelers footsore and weary stopped at the well-spring. Having neither cup nor cap, they thirsted mightily. Only when the travelers plunged their heads into the water did relief come and […]

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Session 95

SEPARATE NOT THINKER AND KNOWER August 28, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, Sweet Timothy. WE: Out what may out this day. Q: What may out? WE: If the flow from the heart is not outed, that which flows is not golden. These barriers to a golden heart must be stormed. The blocks of such barriers must […]

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Session 96

A LION WITHOUT A TAIL IS A POODLE. September 14, 1965 Present: Given, Legion and two visitors: Donald and Tomas. WE: How is it that one derives strength? One gains only by out-ting, following in-ing. Donald: Will I live to see my book finished? WE: It matters not that books be writ. It matters that […]

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Session 97

BEING IS ONE. ONE IS ALL. September 15, 1965 (Independence Eve in Mexico). Present: Given, Legion, Sweet Timothy. WE: ‘Tis the eve of nothing but now. The day is handled as it comes daily. Think not of tomorrow. What presses? Sweet Timothy: Could you speak on life? WE: WE speak thus of life: ONE is […]

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Session 98

THE TIME IS NOW. September 30, 1965 Present: Given, Legion and Tomas. WE: This is the time. It is now. You are prepared well. Ghosts have fled for you know they were not. You know ONE is. Here is a tale. In a low place dwelt a highborn. He wandered freely among his fellows singing […]

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Session 99

SHOOT NOT FOR THE MOON: ENCOUNTER THE HEART INSTEAD October 3, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, Sweet Timothy and Tomas. The day is not long nor short. It has sufficient measure for its happenings. Should there appear a time-pusher, or holder, know him not-for he is not in season. Ask. Legion: Asks about a house he […]

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Session 100

THAT WHICH LOVES NOT, LIVES NOT November 12, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, Tomas and two visitors: Pat and Jorge. Sweet Timothy had departed for California after the last session, and was living in a little cabin in Bolinas, painting. Tomas was now staying with Legion and Given in Xuitepec, but was soon to leave for […]

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Session 101

ONE IS THE MOTHER December 6, 1965 Present: Given, Legion, and a visitor, Brite, an artist from Sausalito. WE: It has been said. It will be said again. The night of indecision has been illuminated, the day of doubt has set. Noon is upon you and shadows of doubt do not exist. Speak that which […]

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Session 102

NOW IT IS SAID: YOU KNOW. January 1, 1966 Present: Given, Legion and two visitors: Janus and Patric. It has come to pass. The time of doing fuses with being. Heavy lay the questions which need not be asked. The turning point has not come; rather the route is ahead. Changes there seem–seeming only. Today’s […]

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Session 103

ONE IS RESPONSIBLE TO SELF ALONE. Bolinas, California January 14, 1966 Present: Given, Legion, Lorna, Sweet Timothy. Given and Legion had flown up from Mexico after the New Year for a visit with Lorna, Sweet Timothy, and also Gayla, who was now living in Stinson Beach, a few miles south of Bolinas. Many questions were […]

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Session 104

THE TAROT IS THE STORY OF ONE January 15, 1966 Present: Given, Legion, Gayla, Sweet Timothy. Gayla: What is the total meaning, or sentence, spelled by the Tarot Books? WE: This is the story of ONE. Gayla: Is there a correct sequence? If so, why? WE: Yes. Like stories, the sequence follows a seeming pattern. […]

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Session 105

THE MIRROR IN THE UNLIDDED BOX Xiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. February 16, 1966 Present: Legion, Given, Janas, Tomas. WE: Foremost is. Decide that which you are for. Ask. Legion: What now? WE: Now is the period when the found box is unlidded. A clear gaze is required, a stout heart also. The contents issue forth powerfully. […]

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Session 106

TAKE A BREATH Bolinas, California April 12, 1969 Present: Legion, Given, Lorna, Gayla, and three visitors: Pablo, Dr. Ralph Metzner and Rebekah. By this time, Legion and Gayla’s small book explaining the new Books of Tarot had been published and the 56 minors were being completed. John had flown up from Mexico with Pablo for […]

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