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#103 – Real Spirituality vs Fake Spirituality

The Spiritual Freedom Show 103

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Searching for a spiritual path can be fraught with challenges.

How can you tell the difference between a real guru and a fake?

Or between a true path and a fake one?

What can you do to avoid the common pitfalls that anyone can fall into?


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  1. Gabriel on July 1, 2023 at 6:32 pm


    The search for truth requires discrimination.

    For every step you take towards the cosmic masters, they will take two towards you. As Dr King explained, this is the promise that the “Master Aetherius” made to us.

    Experiencing the magic of the blessings will make you a better channel for spiritual energy and even improve your karma.The energy released by the student must be returned from the point to which ot was directed.

    Even after continued regular practice why am I still unable to provide any evidence to support or prove the truth of.these two claims ?

    Is it not the case subtle-sorcerers act through your society to bleed unsuspecting humans dry of their spiritual energies ?

    Due to their immense spiritual energy they radiate an aura about them that is similar to that of a Saint.

    Subtle-sorcerers are very cunning and highly skilled in scheming.

    They guard their secrets closely.

    Subtle-sorcerers generate immense negative spiritual energy

    They access (Tējtattva) to assimilate black energy through the medium of various postures (mudrās). They then transmit the accessed black energy in desired directions with the help of humans like you.

    • Darren Ball on July 2, 2023 at 9:02 am

      The search for truth certainly does require discrimination, which should be achieved using logic and higher intuition, rather than self-delusion and fear.

      There is no basis for the claim that subtle-sorcerers act through The Aetherius Society to commit black magic or “bleed unsuspecting humans dry of their spiritual energies.”

      First of all, we pray and radiate spiritual energy for world peace, the relief of suffering, enlightenment, etc with the motive of selfless service to others. It is work inspired by love. There have been many recorded instances of dramatic turns of events for the better that have happened following the release of spiritual energy from our equipment in Operation Prayer Power and Operation Space Power II, examples of which are reported here: and here:

      Second, as a channel for spiritual energy, the source of energy is outside of oneself. Giving spiritual healing and praying for others does not drain one of spiritual energy. In fact, my personal experience, as well as the experience of many others, is that it is invigorating, enlivening and healthful.

      It may well be that you have not seen proof for yourself, in yourself, of becoming a greater channel for energy and improving your karma in your life, as a result of practicing The Twelve Blessings. We have never claimed that you would. That said, there are many others, including myself, who would say they have evidence for this in their own life, including a greater sensation of the flow of spiritual energy and access to greater spiritual opportunities to serve others, which is the greatest karmic reward.

      I can only encourage you to continue with an open heart and mind with your spiritual practices, safe in the knowledge that Dr. George King was a true spiritual master, motivated by a love for God in all that he did.

      Blessings, Darren

  2. Zenny on August 26, 2023 at 7:38 am

    Darren, I have just listened to the above podcast and I love your comment “crucible of transformation”, very Alchemical. Every test, obstacle, self-doubt, joy, rapture, progress etc when following a “spiritual” path, all these direct experiences, are elements placed within the “crucible of transformation” that will sharpen and refine your perceptual reality that you may transmute & transform “lead into gold”, transmutation, transformation, transfiguration towards one’s spiritual enlightenment: the very guidelines outlined within the Sacred Text of “The Nine Freedoms”. Thank you for your eloquence. May our Great Mother Earth continue to inspire you and enfold you in Her Violet Fire of Transmutation and Protection, Her very sacrifice on our undeserving behalf, ignorant, selfish humanity. Bright blessings. Zenny

    • Darren Ball on August 27, 2023 at 6:21 am

      Hi Zenny – you’ve really got to the essence of it there – and beautifully. Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking to time to write. Blessings, Darren

      • Zenny on August 29, 2023 at 5:35 am

        Darren, thanks for your kind words too. Silly billy me😊, I get it now re: my confusion re: submitting msgs here (ref: my eml to you a couple of days or so ago) 🙄🤭😁. Bright blessings. Zenny

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