I read Rosalind McKnight's book and couldn't finish it. I was very turned off by her use of language, more "fairy" and "gnome" talk than the more scientific approach... .
I can appreciate your sentiment. I have grave difficulty with these issues myself. This refreshes my memory of Tom's posts about this issue directly, and about the subject of "subjectivity."
But even Robert Monroe was ever so explicit on p. 51, in *Far Journeys*:
4. In speaking to the Explorer, the being is limited in vocabulary to
that in the memory bank of said Explorer. Therefore it often shows
hesitation in searching for the correct word to express what needs to be
describedÃ¢â‚¬â€and often there is no such word in the memory of the
And then, there's this:
From pp. 60-61, *Far Journeys*
SS/NVP (DECORATOR) 92:30 MIN #388
"Blessed are they who seek me. In seeking me, their long period of
forgetfulness is coming to an end. They are awakening to who they truly
areÃ¢â‚¬â€a living part of me, manifesting life and radiating love.
"You have forgotten to look for me, much less gaze upon my countenance,
oh, ye of little faith. There are countless numbers who live in the
expectancy of my coming. In truth, I never left.
"Let him who has ears to hear, let him hear, now.
"You seek me amidst your blindness. You look upon me without recognition.
You touch my hand and know not whom you have touched.
"You proclaim my name and my teachings as it suits you and the
occasion. Awaken, behold the reality of my being that is among you.
"I am the earthquake, wind, and fire.
"I am the still small voice piercing the thunderous tumult.
"I am the peace beyond all understanding.
"I am the light that guides all men to the Father.
"I am the love that overcometh all things.
"lam the light that illumines the minds of men. lam the sustenance
of men's souls.
"I am your life and you are my own.
"I am the very breath you breathe.
"We are one in the Father.
"Do not despair, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee, nor can you
truly forsake me, for we are one.
"Let the old way be gone. It must die and its ashes be blown to the
four corners of the earth. The new is emerging but you must change your
perspective. Do not look for me in the form of a man. The time is not yet.
But look for me in the life that speaks to you in your everyday activities.
You have looked amiss.
"I have no limitations and am not bound by physical dimensions.
"I defy logic and am beyond your conceptual imaginings.
"I live and move and have my being in all there is. You have sought me
"My countenance is seen within each face of my Father's creation.
Look upon your brother and see my face.
"Bend over a still pool. Do not be deceived. The image that you see
reflected is my own.
"Do you not see the truth now?
"Learn of me. Take within your hand a leaf, a stone, a drop of water,
and know that nothing exists that does not contain me.
"Have you not known that I am eternal life and therefore recognize
neither the past nor the future? Only the now, that is. Live in the now,
"I stand in the light, as you stand in the light. But you do not know of
your light. I am here to show you that your light and my light are one and
the same. Once you recognize this divine light to be a part of all that is,
will you then begin to understand your own relationship to life, to your
creator, and thereby to your own sonship eternal.
"I neither slumber nor sleep and you must leant that your soul neither
slumbers nor sleeps. Once you realize this, you are aware of your spiritual
vitality and wakefulness to your high consciousness. In so knowing you
will understand that I am truly closer than your hands and your feet. In
this knowing, in this knowledge, we are one.
"Live in truth. Be truth. Live in beauty. Become an artist in living.
"Live in me and let me express you.
"I reside in all space and no space, all time and no time.
"Once you turn and become a part of my reality, all power is restored
unto you. This is the power that makes you one with all things. This is
the power that will set you free.
"My children, abide in me."
What do you do with that? I mean, what kind of filter's were at work inside the mind of NVP (DECORATOR)? Is it the experiential/cultural overlay of NVP, the mind of the entity, or both? One would think "both." But how much is whom? To me it sounds like Christian/Eastern theology/cosmology, specifically modified for New Agers. I don't know what to do with it.