The late occult author Lobsang Rampa, once trounced the sceptics who had claimed that it was impossible if spirits existed for them to travel through walls, as in physics, no two substances can occupy the same space at the same time. The author showed in a now famous demonstration, that in showing a glass filled to the brim with water, and asking could anything else occupy the same space? To various shouts to the negative, he then put in 8 spoon-full’s of sugar, without a drop being spilt. He explained that as the molecular structure of the water had large gaps which were widely spaced, the sugar would dissolve into those gaps and lie between them, so two things could occupy the same space at the same time, disproving one of the basic laws of physics.
This same principle explains how ghosts can walk through walls, because the ghosts atomic structure is widely spaced and can pass through the spaces in the wall. The applying of physics to the paranormal is called Metaphysics, now an increasingly popular avenue of proper study, away from the psuedo-quacks, T.V psychologists, and nonsense-mongery of the sceptics. The widely spaced molecular structure of the ghost allows most people to see right through them, but some people who are extra sensitive do see or feel ghosts and astral bodies of sleepers.
Many religionists believe that Heaven is a place in the sky, whereas it is a place that is all around us, and like the sugar in the water experiment, interpenetrates the molecular structure of our physical world. Just as in that famous book, Dante’s Inferno, the author describes his journeys to Heaven and Hell, and the mystic Swedenborg said he travelled to the “Planets,” we ourselves can with tuition and training, travel in a “journey to inner space.”
The particular place I travelled to is as live and vivid in my heart and mind as if it were yesterday, in my sleep state I found I was walking to some damp stone steps that led down to a large pair of gates, where I took from the wall outside a large key and a lantern, to let myself in, and my familiarity suggested I had been there before, and after walking along inside and holding aloft the lantern I saw that along both sides of a long under ground stone flagged corridor were strange beasts, fierce and frightening to behold, there were seven in number and as my eyes grew accustomed to the darkness, I saw in the first cage, a large menacing creature, with claws and fangs, the stench of his breath choked me, and as I stood back I saw the name plate over the cage to read, “Anger” so unable to really take this in, and passing on, and peering in to the next cage a green scaly beast with red eyes stared back through the bars, this second creature of such unpleasantness seemed to actually look inside me and in hurrying on to the third I glanced back at the name plate over the cage which read “Envy” so coming to this third cage and with trepidation I held aloft the lantern and the damp dark cage showed a beast just as appalling in nature as the others, and slumped across the far corner, it was a mixture of dirty colours which blended into the squalid brown mass, that represented its body, its nameplate was “sloth” or laziness, in realising that all these 7 beasts, represented the 7 deadly sins, I understood that my reason to be there was to occasionally check that the cages were still holding the creatures, and somehow to ensure this, was my job.
Coming hurriedly down the other side now I saw the foul creature as constantly preening itself, and with a huge tongue washing its body, this beast had a tail that had patches of skin worn away with the preening, yet still wreaking with a smell of sulphur and decay, and curiously wondering what the name for the thing was. I read the nameplate, “pride” and so all along this cavern I checked these beasts were safely shut away, and grasping tightly the key to the iron gate, I pressed on until I could breathe a sigh of relief at the door I ran my hand over a large plaque revealing that St Gregory the Great in the 6th century had described these beasts, and I had seen them closely, Lust, Gluttony, Sadness, Envy, Avarice, Anger and Pride, this was the real tale behind the 7 dwarves, who represented these vices, which were originally allied to the 7 chakras of mysticism, and the 7 major planets of Astrology, and 7 categories of soul.
Anxiously, as I left the underground cages, with the smell and the roaring hard behind me, I banged and locked the gates, and replaced the lantern, put the huge key back on the hook, and hurried with relief back up the stone steps. It then dawned on me, in glancing back, that the ancient proverb “ money is the root of all evil” meant “evil” was “live” spelt backwards, and the old spelling of “Dymons” was a corruption of the root word for “monys.” So checking that all vices were under control, the sobering thought that this was all inside me, and that inside each of us exist these demons bursting to get out, and periodically I would have to go deep below to ensure they would never escape, these 7 deadly sins listed by the church, were brought up to date by Gandhi, who listed them for the modern age as:
Wealth without Work ( usury )
Pleasure without Conscience.
Science without morals
Knowledge without Character
Politics without Principle
And Worship without Sacrifice
A philosopher once said; “ there is within the most evil of men, a kind of scented garden, with the most exquisite of scented flowers, and there lives within the best of men the most fowl of snake pits, a kind of sleeping capacity for horror, that may lay dormant for millennia, until the appointed time when fate must play its part. The understanding that these creatures exist inside each one of us, and with the right circumstances they could be set loose, makes one guard their thoughts, Jung called this the “Shadow” and suggested that countries and organisations too, would have this “Jekyll and Hyde” manifestation.
When the pope read the Fatima prophecies that the Christian Church would be torn apart through the sexual perversions of its priest’s he reportedly collapsed.
“we may travel in space, to the bottom of the sea, yet who has plumbed the depths of his own soul “?
Carl Jung had the knowledge that these demons not only live inside us - they are us.
T Stokes - Lecturer in Paranormal Studies