Mediumship – Séance or Science?

Mediumship – Séance or Science?Most mediums are pretty vague about what exactly they do. They use a type of psychic condition, be it light or deep, and receive through some method, a message. This comes from an intelligence who is not physically incarnate and who might be good, bad or, very often, indifferent.

Sometimes the communication will be delivered through the voice of the medium which requires them to enter trance. In nearly all cases, this will be what Dr George King describes as a negative trance. In this state, the channel negates their consciousness and allows themselves to be taken over by the communicating entity. Dr King stated that such a trance condition is extremely dangerous because the medium has little or no control over the state they are entering, and therefore could at some stage be easily possessed by a malevolent force. I strongly recommend Dr King’s brilliant lecture, “Trance – Its Various Types“.

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What to pray for?

What to pray for?

The answer to this question might seem obvious to some people – “For whatever I want!” They would be wrong. As my wife, Alyson, puts it: “You can get what you want, but do you want what you get?” We should not pray for whatever we want because whatever we want is not always good for us.

Spiritual growth, and the happiness that comes with it, is not the result of satisfying the basic desires we have at present, but of training ourselves to focus on those desires that are spiritual in nature. With this approach, our more basic desires will gradually be transmuted into something higher – a purer expression of love. Easier said than done!

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Unmodified Peace

Unmodified Peace


The word peace is used around the world thousands of times every day, with many different meanings. Ultimately it means an end to war upon this planet and harmony among all the peoples of the world. But as Mars Sector 6 questioned in his wonderful transmission ‘Heaven on Earth’ through our Master on December 9th, 1956: “How can you have peace in the countries of Terra (Earth), unless that peace be born in the hearts of all men?” He stated that: “True peace is a child of wisdom. What is wisdom? What else, dear friends, but love in action.

The Twelve Blessings makes many references to the word peace, for example in the famous saying which appears after the Third Blessing: “ …  first cometh the Angel, Peace – to make way for the Goddess – LOVE.”  This forms a perfect balance for the earlier quote by Mars Sector 6 illustrating the essential paradox in all great truths. For the Master Jesus says that peace comes before love, while Mars Sector 6 says that it comes after as its child. In the symmetry of wisdom, both must be true.

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The true spirit of Christmas

The true spirit of Christmas

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

To help nourish the soul during this festive season, we have selected the following inspiring extracts from the balanced wisdom of Dr George King – talking about how to make the very best of this holy time.

… I do hope that you do have a happy time. I do hope that some of you let your hair down, that you do recuperate some of the strength that you may have expended in this past year, and I hope most sincerely that this strength does come to you so that you are better prepared for the times to come.

– From an Address given on December 24th 1967, entitled “Have a Balanced Calculated Approach During This Time”

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Could I do better if I had been born someone else?

Could I do better if I had been born someone else?

“I must point out that it is easy to make excuses and say, ‘If I had been born so-and-so, I could have done better’, but this is not so, it is the foolish talk of a child. Each and every one of you can, in the quiet of your own room – which is your mind – draw inspiration which comes from within. The more people who do this, the more will follow those people, because they will see within you the Light – they may not know that they see it, but they will see it.”

The Master Aetherius, ‘Cosmic Logic’ – November 28th 1954
You Are Responsible!, p.113

This statement is typical of the Cosmic Masters. On the one hand it may seem: uncompromising – unsympathetic – and hard-line. On the other hand it is: empowering – compassionate – and infinitely inspiring.

Such is surely the nature of wisdom … !

The Master Aetherius is telling us that no matter what the circumstances of our birth, we can all draw inspiration from within ourselves. All of us … !

You can only do your best by being yourself

This is not some sickly-sweet ‘New Age’ platitude. It is literally true.

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Religion on other planets – insights by an alien intelligence

Religion on other planets - Insights by an alien intelligence


Extraterrestrial beings have given countless messages to Earth. One particular contactee who received more communications than probably any other, is Dr. George King (1919-1997) – Master of Yoga and Founder of The Aetherius Society.

Below in bold is an extract of a communication given on January 29th 1955 by the Master Aetherius – a being from a higher material plane of the planet Venus; not this physical plane. This highly advanced spiritual intelligence spoke through Dr. King while in a samadhic trance state.

In italics is commentary by Mark Bennett – an International Director of The Aetherius Society, and a Minister in the Aetherius Churches.

The Master Aetherius speaks:

I will say a word about our religion.

Yes, alien intelligences do have religion!

But the religion referred to here by the Master Aetherius is a world away from much of the religion practiced upon Earth. Theirs is not a religion of dogmas, petty rules and contradictions. Their religion is one of pure, unadulterated spirituality, as he goes on to describe.

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All Change

All Change

A couple of years ago I was sitting in a tube-train at Earls Court station in London. I was dozing, as I often do on trains, to be awoken abruptly by a loud announcement over the tannoy. The announcement was two simple words:


As I was waking up, suddenly I felt a strange feeling of awakening of a different kind. “Yes …” I thought, or rather felt, “ALL CHANGE – what a fantastic message!”

I glanced up, still half-asleep, my eyes skimming the faces around me, and up to the advertisements displayed above the seats; my ears half-hearing the chatter and mindless background noise in the carriage. There was a message in virtually everything I could see and hear, and even feel around me, and this message was the exact opposite of what I had heard over the tannoy. The message was:


After I had completely woken up and come to my senses, I changed trains, as I had been instructed to do by the faceless tannoy. But the memory of my strange semi-conscious quasi-illumination stayed with me.

“Yes … “I kept thinking to myself, “Yes … that’s what we need – we need to all change … yet what we are constantly being brainwashed into believing is that we should stay the same …”

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King Yoga Breathing – The Imitation of God

King Yoga Breathing - The Imitation of God

Breathing out and breathing in

We breathe automatically – without thinking. It is an action governed by the subconscious. When we perform yoga breathing, we are taking this action from the realms of the subconscious to the conscious. We make ourselves consciously aware that we are breathing, and then control the way we do this.

This can be compared to our Divinity. We are all Divine all the time. We don’t have to think about it for it to be true. We are God right now and always, albeit in an extremely limited form, incomparable to the full greatness of the Absolute – but we are God nevertheless. In spiritual development we take this unconscious fact and make ourselves conscious of it. We think about it, and then, hopefully, control our actions accordingly.

In the beginning, all was God – perfect and unmanifest. For some reason unknown and unknowable to mortal man, God chose to create the universe out of itself (Note 1). This is called the great out-breathing of creation – when the perfection of God became “wrapped up” in matter etc. This is what we are. The great in-breathing of creation is when these limited, individualized aspects of God, realize that they are God, and go back to that state of perfection.

When we perform yoga breathing we are virtually imitating this process. Rather than just breathing without thinking, we are, like God, choosing to breathe out and then in, conscious of what is happening. By acting like God in this way, we become more aware of our own Divinity.

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KING YOGA – the greatest karmic force for your own personal development!

King Yoga - the greatest karmic force for your own personal development

Raising consciousness through spiritual self-development

When you read a spiritual book, and allow its wisdom to sink into your consciousness, you change. Your vibration becomes that little bit higher. Your knowledge is that little bit greater – which, if you let it, will permeate your whole thought pattern. You will be that bit better informed when making decisions about your life, and understanding what life is, and what life is for.

When you chant a mantra, you sensitize your aura, which affects your whole vibration – including the vibration of the cells of your physical body. Even your brain becomes different – more capable of receiving higher thoughts, and translating them into conscious mind. Your chakras function differently as well – the lower chakras become less active, and basic emotion is risen onto a higher level. Base anger is transmuted into righteousness, jealousy into aspiration, sentiment into unselfish love. This applies to all spiritual practices to some degree or another.

To a lesser degree, correct eating and drinking habits, and taking exercise, will also help to raise our consciousness, but these physical aspects of self-improvement will only help us spiritually in the context of a spiritual life – they do not make us spiritual in themselves. As Dr. George King said: “You cannot eat your way to God!”

Similarly, a spiritual environment, and the company of spiritual people, will also help to raise our vibration and consciousness. We probably know this from our own experience – we all feel better up a mountain on a perfect day, than in a busy polluted city sitting in sweltering heat in a traffic jam. We all feel more spiritually elevated when talking to someone else on the spiritual path, than when arguing with an obnoxious materialist.

Service is the most important thing

We should do all these things as much as we reasonably can, in order to make us more able to serve others – to charge us up, to inspire us, to energise us. But we should not take them to the point where they take us away from serving others. This is an infinitely fine balance, and often a difficult judgement to make.

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The Gift of Recognition

The gift of recognition - seeing through the 3rd eye


The Master Jesus gave many of his greatest teachings in the form of parables. According to St. Matthew’s gospel (13:13) he did this “because they seeing see not.” He considered it necessary to illustrate his life-changing wisdom through stories in order for his audience to recognise its profound meaning.

As Secretary of the European Headquarters of The Aetherius Society for 38 years, I am all too familiar with those who look but do not see. During this time millions of people have come across our teachings and beliefs in a whole variety of ways, but only a relative handful have recognised them as the great truths they are, of which hopefully you are one. They are delivered in a very direct manner which is easy to understand, at one level at least. Dr. George King went out of his way to speak and write with an honest clarity, deliberately avoiding the complicated phraseology you frequently find in mystical circles. The Master Aetherius, Mars Sector 6 and other Cosmic Masters use accessible, sometimes even colloquial, language to deliver their timeless truths.

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