Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 5

THOUGHTS

“What an experience that was!” Janet exclaimed as we began to walk through the woods beyond the well.

“It amazed me to see how sure the little shopkeeper was, that the Heaven he sees and lives in is all,” I mused.

The angel gave me a swift glance, grave and searching. “Do you begin . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 5

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AT THE WELL

Presently our new friend closed his shop door and we set off up the street. He walked between us, eager to show us everything. The angel followed a little way behind. It seemed strange that nobody noticed him as we passed.

Some of the people were standing at their shop doors and . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 4

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 3

THE SHOPKEEPER

Janet and I found ourselves walking across a field beside our guide. It looked quite ordinary – like any field on earth – and so we did not pause, but followed a narrow path which led between trees at the far end. This, we discovered, took us into a winding street. I was . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 3

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 2

WE BEGIN OUR JOURNEY

Very soon we had left the Plane Between and were soaring upward through the Void. After our recent experiences among the spheres, it seemed quite small! This, though, immediately made us smile, for in reality it is vast, but I think the strangeness of the glowing stars, the passing chariots of . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 2

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 1

INVITATION TO AN ANGEL

Janet and I sat on the verandah of our little house in the Plane Between. Just below us, the foaming waves crept up the golden sand, the sunlight leapt upon the crests of the waves and lay in splendour upon the jutting edges of rocks. Far out upon the horizon, clouds . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 1

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THE MOUNTAIN OF WORSHIP

Although we travelled with the speed of light, it seemed a long time before we reached our destination. On the way, our angel talked to us and at last he said that we were to visit ‘by angels’ power’ the Mountain of Worship.

‘However, you have been there before,’ he added . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 15

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THE PLACE OF VISION

Janet had been looking at the houses with interest as we went on our way. ‘I notice that every one is different,’ she said at last. ‘Why is that?’

‘It is for two reasons – and for both the classes of people. These babes have often longed for a house different . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 14

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THE HEAVEN OF THE ‘BABES’

‘Where do we go now?’ I asked happily. We had had so many adventures that each destination was a new delight and I pressed against our angel gratefully. How patient he had been with us, teaching us deep mysteries, step by step, so that we could understand!

‘It is the . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 13

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THE GARDEN OF BREATH

Far into the void we continued our adventurous way. Now we had a vast array of stars to look down upon. Some appeared mere specks in the darkness, others were nearer and their brilliance lit up the surroundings in a blinding radiance. Here and there we passed swift-moving chariots of angels, . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 12

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THE PARADISE OF SAINTS

Presently were aware that our movement had ceased. Our angel was poised a little above the sphere, holding us to his sides. He gazed steadily into the great light without anything to veil his eyes and I thought that angels’ sight must be adapted for such radiance. True, our eyes were . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 11

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THE FREEDOM OF THE STARS

When we came to ourselves in the Broad Field our angel was sitting beside us with his wings drawn around his head. We sat silent for we knew that he was in meditation. Janet and I had much to occupy our thoughts. We went over all our meetings with our . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 10

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SECRET OF JOY

We were thrilled with our experiment and poured out all the details to our dear teacher. He listened attentively and when we had finished he asked us once more where we would like to go.

‘Why, may we travel again already?’ I asked in surprise.

‘You are going to travel a great . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 9

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AN EXPERIMENT

‘Now WHERE would you like to travel?’ asked the angel.

‘Is it an unpleasant sensation at first?’ I asked, doubtfully.

‘Why, you have experienced it many, many times-without even knowing!’ our teacher assured us and so we fell to talking – Janet and I – deciding where we should go.

Suddenly I remembered . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 8

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THE CAUSEWAY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

‘Just as you needed to concentrate upon the narrow pathway,’ our angel began, ‘so those who cross the Causeway need to concentrate upon their way. The Causeway of Consciousness is the link by which we pass from one plane to another as I have previously explained. Thus you could go from . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 7

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THE NARROW WAY

After we had walked for a while we crossed a lawn set about with shapely bushes, having tapering tops and casting deep shadows on the ground. In the midst of this lawn was a well where we paused to drink of the water from its cool depths. As we rested on the . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 6

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DESIRE STUFF

‘Is the story in the book part of our mind-picture, too?’

He looked up again, smiling. This time he entirely closed the volume as though he thought he would have no chance to study for a long while!

‘No. This story is kept in the records of the Hall of Books. On the . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 5

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THE TEACHING OF THE ANGEL-STUDENT

‘Now ALL around us in this spacious Heaven-world are myriads of cells, invisible to our eyes. When we desire anything (as, for instance, this volume) we first raise our hearts to the Great Father, asking that His Light may infuse the cells. Now this prayer is not an ordinary one, . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 4

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THE GARDEN OF DESIRE

‘Shall we walk awhile?’ our angel suggested.

We rose at once with a great eagerness, for our eyes had strayed, from time to time, along the path of this fragrant garden, wondering where it led. As we walked slowly along, I was surprised to see that my shoulder was not nearly . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 3

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A VEIL FROM OUR EYES

Janet and I looked at each other. Then our eyes returned to the angel. We must have shown the dismay we felt, for he made a little caressing gesture as though to reassure us, then began to teach us in steady, firm tones.

‘This truth-that all knowledge is within-like the . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 2

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PART II: ON THE MOUNT

Chapter One

THE ANGEL OF THE GOLDEN BALL

‘On this encouraging note let us say goodbye,’ said our guide, when we had travelled away from the House of Conclave.

‘We have not learned enough yet,’ I urged, seeking to detain her, and Janet added: ‘Our search for wisdom is not . . . → Read More: One Step Higher: Part II: Chapter 1