Seth material, organized to answer Andy Hughes’ questions
SETH TWO, more evolved than Seth, in Seth Speaks – the Eternal Validity of the Soul:
“The Seth personality is an intermediary. The information already given to you regarding the nature of personality gestalts should make my existence seem a fitting one.
“Seth is what I am, yet I am more than Seth is. Seth is independent, and continues to develop as I do. In the Spacious Present we both exist.
“Seth, as you know him, will always be an element in these communications. He is the connective between us, and he has been a part of me that I have sent out to you. He has participated willingly.
“Names are arbitrary, and we use them merely for your convenience. Seth’s name or mine isn’t important. Individuality is important and continues in ways you do not suspect.
“Seth is learning as I am.
“As an analogy, you could call me a Future Seth, at a higher stage of development. However, both of us are fully independent and exist simultaneously.
“These communications, while taking place in your time, are nevertheless responsible in other dimensions for what you would call future developments in your own personalities.
“Whether or not I speak as myself or as Seth, he is the intermediary and the connection between us. He will appear to you as you know him because there are necessary emotional elements that are uniquely his own.
“My personality is far different than his but I am also a friend. In many ways I am the same friend. Other portions of me are concerned elsewhere, for I am aware of my existence in other dimensions and keep track of them and direct my many selves.
“We are Seth and whenever we have spoken we have been known as Seth. We are not alone in this endeavor, for through your centuries other entities like us have also appeared and spoken.
“Our entity is composed of multitudinous selves with their own identities, many of whom have worked in this behalf. Their message will always be basically the same, though the times and circumstances of their communications may differ and be colored accordingly.
“We adopt whatever personality characteristics seem pertinent, for in our own reality we have a bank of complete inner selves, and we are all Seth. We attempt to translate realities into terms you can comprehend. We change our face and form, but we are always the one. Many of us have not been born in the flesh, as I have not been, but in one way we have seeded ourselves through endless universes. The entity had its beginning before the emergence of your time. It was instrumental, with many other entities, in the early formation of energy into physical form. We gave you mental images and upon these images you learned to form the world that you know. We gave you the patterns, intricate and involved from which you form the reality of each physical thing that you know. We taught man to speak before the tongue knew syllables. The entire web-work was initiated by us.
“Our basic knowledge and energy automatically reaches out to nourish all systems that grow.
“You are like children with a game, and you think that the game is played by everyone. Physical life is not the rule. Identity and consciousness existed long before your earth was formed. You suppose that any personality must appear in physical terms. Consciousness is the force behind matter, and it forms many other realities besides the physical one. It is, again, your own viewpoint that is presently so limited that it seems to you that physical reality is the rule and mode of existence.
“The source and power of your present consciousness has never been physical, and where I am, many are not even aware that such a physical system exists.
“The physical system is an illusion, but you must accept it and from your viewpoint try to understand the realities that exist beyond it.
“You cannot objectify the inner portions of your own identity, and therefore you do not perceive them. So much of your energy is used in the physical productions that you cannot afford to perceive any reality but your own.
“Like children playing with blocks, you focus your attention on the physical blocks. The physical blocks appear very real to you when you dwell within their perspective. Other shapes and forms that you could perceive, you do not. Even in explaining other realities, I must use the words “shapes” and “forms” or you would not understand me.
“Your idea of progress is building larger blocks, and yet one day you will put aside your “children’s toys.”
“The human race is a stage through which various forms of consciousness travel… Yours is a training system for emerging consciousness. Before you can be allowed into systems of reality that are more extensive and open, you must first learn to handle energy and see through physical materialization, the concrete result of thought and emotion.
“When you leave the physical system after reincarnations, you have learned the lesson and you are literally no longer a member of the human race, for you elect to leave it. Only the conscious self dwells within it in any case, and other portions of your identity dwell simultaneously within other training systems. In more advanced systems, thoughts and emotions are automatically and immediately translated into action, into whatever approximation of matter there exists. Therefore, the lessons must be taught and learned well.
“The responsibility for creation must be clearly understood. To some extent you are in a soundproof and isolated room. Hate creates destruction in that “room” and until the lessons are learned, destruction follows destruction… In the terms of other systems, that kind of destruction does not exist – but you believe that it does, and the agonies of dying are sorely felt. It is not that you must be taught not to destroy, for destruction does not actually exist. It is that you must be trained to create responsibly.
“The weapons of destruction are the obvious things that you see. The counterparts are not so evident, and yet it is the counterparts that are important: the self-discipline learned, the control, the compassion that is finally aroused, and that final and last lesson – the positive desire for creativity and love over destruction and hatred. When this is learned, the cycle is finished.
“The training will serve you for existence in a variety of interrelated systems. If the sorrows and agonies within your system were not felt as real, the lesson would not be learned.
“The teachers within your system are those in their last reincarnation, and other personalities who have left the system but have been assigned to help those still within it.
“The system also includes some fragment personalities that are entering for the first time, as well as those in later reincarnations.
“Humanity dreams the same dream at once, and you have your mass world. The whole construction is like an educational play in which you are the producers as well as the actors. There is a play within a play within a play. There is no end to the “within” of things. The dreamer dreams, and the dreamer within the dream dreams. But the dreams are not meaningless, and the actions within them are significant. The whole self is the observer and the participator in the roles.”
Seth’s Concepts in a Nutshell continued….