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 than thought. It was a time of sensing. Yet, in truth, each one felt like a cretin-with the possible exception of the 10-year-old, Micaela, who sat in a corner drawing pictures, paying little attention to the ouija board.
WE: The blade has cleft illusion. Middled are the halves. Blunted not is the instrument. With a thunderous stroke, it was done. The time of telling draws near. Twice-told it will not be this time-once only. If the breath is deep enough to sound, let it. If the heart is big enough to respond, let. If the activity is true enough, it will let. The hare who freezes at the rifle’s click is in danger of being overcome by the blast that follows. The hunter that permits the hare to hole will return home with an empty sack. That which presses is also pressed upon. The resister should become acquainted with pressures. He who yields does not always concede. The bender should know the breaking point. These things are not found within the SELF. The babe is not delivered a man.
Q: Is manhood only achieved by going through hell?
WE: Manhood is arrived at through a gathering process-gathering and utilizing experiences and relating them to his Self-not another’s. The Self YOU are is to be fully known ere God is known.
John: A gathering process rather than a letting die of the personality?
WE: It has been given one to separate the loaves from the crust. The basket may be filled with either or both. A goodly, full basket cannot admit crusts for there is no room. One loaf displaces many crusts.
Rosalind: Does the Self exist steadily? Is it always?
WE: From beginning to end, the Self is. The Self is active in creation and destruction.
John: But isn’t is always realized via dropping off the “crud” and, hence, via destruction? Do any find the Self through creation?
WE: None can know this of another.
Rosalind: Can you explain the seeming opposition between the survival Self’s necessity to survive and the SELF? The energies seem to be directly opposed.
WE: The confusion lies in the seeming. Seeking the Self is a multitudinous task; knowing the Self is effortless.
Q: Why the test of the survival self? A proof? A demonstration? What?
WE: There is nothing beyond Self-knowledge.
Rosalind: Is there progress or evolution, then, of the Self in personality-or “roles”?
John: Has the sacred mushroom to do with the Self? Is it a Self-symbol? (He was thinking of Andrija Puharich’s book, “The Sacred Mushroom.”)
WE: To some it is.
John: Is there a Book this night?