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The Mind of a Planet – A few thoughts

The Mind of a Planet

Our Spiritual Master, Dr. George King, in his address entitled ‘If I could choose’, given on May 26th, 1968, made the following outstanding revelation:

The Earth herself could state, this morning, before you leave this church, “I’m going to start again. I want a new race of people on my back.” Shake a little bit and kill everything on the surface. And she would be peopled again. The Law of Karmic Procreation would see to it that she was not a barren planet for long. And if she was a barren planet for 10,000 years – which to her is just a moment or so – this would give her a chance to go inside of herself more, to meditate for a short while. She won’t do this – but she could.

In fact, this statement is more than just one revelation, it’s a whole stream of revelations – all within just a few sentences.

Despite having heard this address many times, I had never noticed the bit about the Earth being able to enter a state of meditation if she was uninhabited, which started a trail of thought. I do appreciate that no terrestrial can really understand the mind of a planet, but I don’t think that that should stop us from trying. After all, the more we understand the Earth, the more we can appreciate her true spiritual stature – and live in the light of her sacrifice.

We know from Dr. King and his cosmic contacts that the Earth is a living Goddess, who thinks, breathes and feels.

Let us try to imagine a Cosmic Master – the power, the wisdom, the experience, the knowledge, the compassion… and then let us multiply this many times, and we have a little glimpse, in our benighted ignorance, of what kind of an entity a planet is.

Meditation is the act of entering a superconscious state, or even a supraconscious state. Our Master states in his commentary in The Nine Freedoms, that in Cosmic Consciousness “all basic thought, as such, stops.” In other words, the conscious mind is not active as it is in normal life; it has been superseded by a higher aspect of mind, which is closer to pure Divine Spirit, which is above all mind.

In the extract above, we learn that there is a correlation between a planet being in meditation and a planet being barren. From this we might deduce that there is also a correlation between a planet not being in meditation and a planet not being barren.

The state of Cosmic Consciousness, as we understand it on Earth, is far from being the highest state of consciousness attainable in Creation. In fact, I think we can safely assume that our superconscious states are lower than the conscious state of a more advanced entity. In other words, a highly evolved Cosmic Master would have more wisdom in their conscious minds, than we would have even in the deepest state of meditation attainable on Earth. When such a Master entered their highest state of meditation attainable on their planet, this would be something vastly greater still.

If this is the case for a Cosmic Master, imagine how much more true this would be of a planet. The conscious mind of Earth may be something incomparably greater than the superconscious mind even of a Cosmic Master. And her state of meditation would be something so great as to be even more beyond our comprehension than this…!

Since being a barren planet appears to enable that planet to enter a meditative state – its equivalent of super- or supra- consciousness – we might guess that when not barren, the planet is in its equivalent of a conscious state. In other words, the natural manifestation of this planet – the Mother Earth – as we see it and experience it – is an aspect of her conscious mind.

But the natural manifestation of this planet is of course not just the plane of existence that we currently inhabit. We know of course of the six realms above this, and the four below. But that’s not the full story.

We know of at least one other realm – what our Master refers to as a “realm of waiting” – where most of us go immediately after death prior to going to the realm which we will ultimately reside upon while awaiting rebirth.

Furthermore, in his lecture on ‘The Seventh Blessing’ given in 1960, quoting from this Blessing, our Master elaborates as follows:

Thrice Blessed upon all of her hundred stages is she.

That phrase, “hundred stages”, that’s…. I believe it really means a hundred stages of manifestation, most of which are invisible or of etheric nature.

Does this mean a hundred planes of existence?

Might we be being given clues in these revelations, that some, or perhaps all, of these planes, or at least the planes that are inhabited, are aspects of the equivalent of the conscious mind of the Earth as an entity?

If this is the case, she is lowering her conscious mind to manifest it, or part of it, as planes low enough in vibration for us to reside upon. To her, even level seven is no doubt a lowly plane compared to her true potential.

But, much worse than this – consider the fact that she has even manifested her conscious mind as lower planes – the “hells” – environments vibrationally adapted to accommodate the most evil minds on Earth, so that these involved terrestrials can gain the experience they need in their evolutionary journey back to God. An utterly horrifying thought on the one hand – and a very inspiring thought on the other, as we begin to appreciate that little bit more, how great her sacrifice – her compassion – really is!

How would this line of thought apply to other planets in this system?

The civilizations on our planetary neighbors are so advanced as to be on higher planes of existence, as yet undetectable by terrestrial science. How much life there is on these planets on this plane of existence – our plane now – we do not know. Maybe some, maybe very little, maybe none.

If these planets are barren on this plane – in other words, their conscious minds are not manifesting at this plane, much if at all – their conscious minds would be functioning at a higher plane, where their planetary inhabitants reside.

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Looking at the Earth with these thoughts in mind can perhaps to some extent help to further invigorate our belief in the Earth as a great Goddess; can perhaps take us a little way from the “belief” stage, to the “realization” stage. We can’t really appreciate something unless we understand it, and we can’t understand something unless we at least try to think about it.

As far as the Mother Earth is concerned, not only should we think about her true nature and her sacrifice – but we have been commanded to do so by no less a being than the Master Jesus himself – towards the end of ‘The Seventh Blessing – Blessed is the Mother Earth’:

You are commanded to think of these things and spread them like seeds of Truth, abroad. Then, dear friends, you will be helping the Great One in the limitation She has accepted on your behalf.

What a wonderful promise – by thinking about the truths in ‘The Seventh Blessing’ – and spreading these truths – we, even in our current lowly state of evolution, can actually help the Goddess Earth!


About the author
Mark BennettMark Bennett is the co-author of two books, both of which he wrote with international bestselling author Richard Lawrence, namely Prayer Energy and Gods, Guides and Guardian Angels, which was voted “best book on spirituality 2007” by readers of Kindred Spirit magazine. He is the youngest International Director of The Aetherius Society, whose teachings he chose as his spiritual path at an early age.

All the blogposts written for are written by experienced Aetherius Society personnel and approach themes relating to the teachings, practices and ideals of the Society. However, they also contain personal opinions, insights and interpretations that are not necessarily representative of the Society as a whole, or all of its Members as individuals.

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  1. Leonor R. Cadete on March 30, 2021 at 3:42 am

    Very disturbing. Thank you. Some telegraphic lines:

    1. Useful and generous thoughts – enmeshed in «modern standard» for the English language…

    2. Preserve this one… «Thrice Blessed upon all of Her hundred stages is She.»

    3. If I could choose, I would then bow always for the writing (as in)/of the Great Teachings.

    4. It is not easy to follow such great Commands.

    5. Our Great Master His Eminence Sir George King was also overshadowed by The Mother Earth…

    6. Mind blowing!

    7. Beyond Mind!

    8. Thank you.

    9. (…)

  2. Paul Nugent on March 30, 2021 at 6:33 am


  3. JANE HOLUBIK CANADA on March 30, 2021 at 10:04 am


  4. Jeff on March 30, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Couldn’t it be our brains are just wired for anthropomorphism? It informs our minds to think of “Mother Earth” as “she” like a ship at sea.
    If a ship built from the Earth is sailing on the Earthbound sea, does it have a mind for decision making, and what proof is there to substantiate the claim? Proof of the mind’s intangible wisdom does manifest in the result of our choices. A chair doesn’t have a mind of its own, does it? What decisions can you list coming from Mother Earth? Meditation seems to me to be a process which originates from a human desire to prepare the human mind for wise decision making. If anthropomorphic influence from our primal-charged brains cloud our superior mindful meditation, it could lead to some mixed-up mystical decision conclusions.

  5. scott lucchese on March 30, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Amazing insight. If more people on earth could truly realize what our Mother Earth is sacrificing to have us live on her body, I believe we would see such a change in how we treat our Mother Earth. It is like we are committing a slow suicide and the vast majority of people just do not care or just do not know any better. Just like the Master George King and the other Cosmic Masters have said ” We are responsible”

  6. Jack Stafford on March 30, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Wow! So much from just a few lines. You’ve really meditated on this. We are so lucky to have you and Richard… because of the few… to study the teachings and digest it so we can understand it.

  7. Holly on March 30, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    All these things and more will be revealed in the fullness of time.

    Holly x

  8. Vincent Adika on March 30, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Sometimes an aspect of truth which is uncomfortable hits and one automatically shy away from it. However, through some inescapable methodology, one is attracted to it, once or several times.

    Such constant attraction of that truth, in my opinion is cause for further contemplation. At some point, the choice to dismiss, continue with the contemplation (for as long as one wishes) or accept becomes inevitable and adds to experience chosen.

  9. Natalie on March 30, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Loved this Mark! This line really got me thinking: consider the fact that she has even manifested her conscious mind as lower planes – the “hells” – environments vibrationally adapted to accommodate the most evil minds on Earth, so that these involved terrestrials can gain the experience they need in their evolutionary journey back to God.
    Jeez – you are right. Accommodating for us… being merciful.. patient.. for us.. incredible. Thanks for pointing that out.

  10. Moses on March 31, 2021 at 6:14 am

    Wow, Mark, this is an outstanding commentary on just a few lines. We owe so much to Mother Earth! And she even has made provision for the evil foul minds of our race to have the opportunity on the lower realms to gain experience and evolve back to the higher planes. This is compassion beyond description! And yet She has done it and continues to do it. Thanks very much.

  11. anna wells on March 31, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks Mark .. for opening up a Pandora box… initiating my thoughts and contemplations about our Goddess the Mother Earth . Her sacrifice so great that she has offered to us her back for millions of years..this intelligence so holy… her Love so great.. even our Master asked Her why does she do it?

    Her sacrifice she is a female planet we are her children.. she is our Mother.. being a mother myself you understand the sacrifice she takes for her children.. you will do anything to make your children happy and want them to succeed in life spiritual path our path back to God!

  12. Chrissie Blaze on April 3, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Thank you, Mark, for sharing the results of your contemplations upon the Mother Earth. Anything we can do at this time to help people to understand more clearly and to feel more deeply the almost unbelievable sacrifice and indescribable beauty of this great Goddess is vital. You wrote another excellent blog; your logic is a joy!

    • G. Murali dhar on April 10, 2021 at 10:43 pm

      I agree with you. We have to use our Earth as we have been given/permitted share. If we use it extremely by destroying/ clearing forests, rivers of the Earth, the next generation of the people will have to pay, But, Blavatsky of TS said the tomorrow world will always better than earlier. In this regard, The Earth will punish more people for some people’s wrongs

      • Darren Ball on April 11, 2021 at 2:55 am

        Hi G. Murali, I think one key point is that karma is not about punishment – more about essential experience and the vital lessons which lead us to Enlightenment. We may act in such a way that certain very difficult experiences are necessary but it is to teach, not punish. The Earth is a being of unfathomable compassion, who has suffered FOR us. At some point our time will be up though, and she will no longer be able to hold herself back for our sake. At that time, if we have not made the effort to raise our vibration together with her, we will pass on to continue our evolution on another planet instead. If you like, you can read more here: and here: Darren

  13. G. Murali dhar on April 10, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Dear Mark
    I agree with you that our Earth thinks, plans, breath. We have to live simple by not destrying/ clearing forests, deserts , rivers, hills and oceans etc.

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