Seth material, organized to answer Andy Hughes’ questions – Thank you, Andy!
Jane Roberts – the author of the book “The Seth Material“ – was a person who in a “trance” state spoke as a personality called Seth. Seth calls Jane’s personality Ruburt. Jane sometimes goes into a different trance state where she speaks as “Future Seth”. (“Future Seth” is also referred to as Seth 2 – Pete.)
All of the answers and information herein are the words of Seth (or Future Seth) which I have reordered and revised to give continuity to my understanding of the material. I think the main thing lacking in my condensation is Seth’s sense of humor. I highly recommend Seth/Jane’s books! see: Seth – Jane Roberts’ Book List
Seth Speaking About His Purpose
“I come here, as an (humorously) “endearing” personality, with characteristics to which I hope you can relate. These characteristics are mine, and I am who I say I am, and yet the Seth you know is but a small part of my reality, the one that has been physical, and can relate to your problems.
“There exists what could almost be compared to a psychological and psychic warp in dimensions where Ruburt’s personality is an apex point at which communication can take place.
“We want to deal with the nature of reality as it exists within your camouflage system and within other systems, and to study the overall characteristics that pertain to it.
“We will discuss the interrelationship that exists between all systems of reality, including certain contact points that include them all. These various points can be mathematically deduced, and will, in some future of yours, serve as contact points, taking the place of space travel in some cases.
“We will be discussing the laws of the inner universe. They are attempts to explain in words the nature of inner reality. These single-dimensional statements are more than are given to most, and, under the circumstances that we must work, are the best approximation that can be made of the basic fact beneath any existence.
“As words would give little hint of the reality of color or sound to someone who did not experience these, so words can only give insight into the nature of reality.
“I have been sent to help you, and others have been sent through the centuries of your time, for as you develop you form new dimensions, and you will help others.
“Using your free will, you have made physical reality into something quite different than what was intended. You have allowed the ego to become overly developed and specialized. You were here to work out problems and challenges, but you were always to be aware of your own inner reality, and of your nonphysical existence. To a large extent you have lost contact with this. You have focused so strongly upon physical reality that it has become the only reality that you know.
“When you kill a man, you believe that you kill him forever. Murder is a crime that must then be dealt with. Death, however, does not exist in those terms. In the dawn of physical existence, men knew that death was merely a change of form.
“There is never any justification for violence. There is no justification for hatred. There is no justification for murder. Those who indulge in violence for whatever reason are themselves changed, and the purity of their purpose adulterated.
“If you do not like the state of your world, it is you yourselves that must change, individually and en mass. This is the only way that change will be effected.
“The responsibility for your life and your world is indeed yours. It has not been forced upon you by some outside agency. You form your own dreams and you form your own physical reality. The world is what you are. It is the physical materialization of the inner selves which you have formed.
“It is wrong to curse a flower and wrong to curse a man. It is wrong not to hold any man in honor, and it is wrong to ridicule any man. Your must honor yourselves and see within yourselves the spirit of eternal validity. You must honor all other individuals, because within each is the spark of this validity. When you curse another, you curse yourselves, and the curse returns to you. When you are violent, the violence returns.
“I speak to you because yours is the opportunity to better world conditions and yours is the time. Do not fall into the old ways that will lead you precisely into the world that you fear.
“There is no man who hates but that hatred is reflected outward and made physical, and there is no man who loves but that love is reflected outward and made physical.
“Beyond myself there is another self and still another, of which I am aware. And that self tells you that there is a reality beyond human reality and experience that cannot be made verbal or translated into human terms. And to that self, physical reality is like a warm breath forming in the winter air…”
Seth’s Concepts in a Nutshell continued….