Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Seth Material
"You were given the gifts of the gods; you create your reality according to your beliefs. Yours is the creative energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in."--Seth (as channelled by Jane Roberts) in "The Nature of Personal Reality
Has anyone out there read any of the Seth books? I ask because, although it is hard for me to imagine anyone not reading his books, he was actually most famous in the 60's and 70's...and probably many of you were babes at that time. Some of you may be asking, "Who is Seth?" Well, Seth was an internationally acclaimed spiritual leader who was no longer focused in physical reality. He spoke through a writer named Jane Roberts while she was in trance, and even if you didn't believe in channeling, the materials he presented were mind-boggling and offered one a new way of looking at life.
The subject range in his books was broad, and he discussed such topics as other dimensions, space travel, Biblical history, dreams, and life after death...other dimensions and parallel selves. I've read several of his books many times...and actually still have a copy of one of my favorites, "The Nature of Personal Reality." Other books I have read and recommend are "Seth Speaks" (I think this is his first) and "The Nature of the Psyche and Unknown reality", both volumes. Sounds deep, but is very easy reading material.
"You cannot escape your own attitudes, for they will form the nature of what you see. Quite literally you see what you want to see; and you see your own thoughts and emotional attitudes materialized in physical form. If changes are to occur, they must be mental and psychic changes. These will be reflected in your environment . Negative, distrustful, fearful, or degrading attitudes toward anyone else work against the self."--From, "The Nature of Personal Reality."
Why Seth? Why today? Well, for one thing, while looking for something last night, I came across my old Seth book, and secondly, well, I have another training today. It looks to be an especially rough day for me, and I am trying to focus on Seth's words. "You create your own reality." Well, if this is true, and I do believe it is, then my negative thinking is actually working against me and causing me to have a miserable day. Perhaps if I try to look at this in a more positive light, the day will go much easier on me; in fact, I know it will...but, I will be honest. It's a long walk where I have to go...and as I watch the temperature rise, it's getting harder and harder to think positive thoughts...but, it's something that has to be done, so I might as well make the best of it.
I suggest, if any of you should be interested in looking into the Seth Materials (as they are called) you pick up a copy of "Seth Speaks" and begin with that book. Many of his ideas are explained rather simply in his earlier books and only later does he give fuller and more detailed explanations...so, its best you understand his theories before jumping into any of the later materials.
There are many who have said that it was the Seth Material that set off the 'New Age'. I don't know if this is true or not, but I do know that Seth touched the lives of many with the knowledge he brought to us...and all of us who he has touched, have reached out to others...as I am doing today.