I AM about to say something which may shock certain persons; but those who are too fond of their own ideas, without being willing to grant others their ideas in turn, should not seek to open the jealously guarded doors which separate the land of the so-called living from the land of the certainly not dead.
This is the statement which I have to make: that there are many gods, and that the One God is the sum-total of all of them. All gods exist in God. Do what you like with that statement, dear world, for truth is more vital than anybody’s dream, even yours or mine.
Have I seen God? I have seen Him who has been called the Son of God, and you may remember that He said that whoever had seen the Son had seen the Father.
Many of the world’s favourite gods are said to have lived upon the earth as men. They have so lived. Does that idea startle you?
How does a man become a god, and how does a god become a man? Have you ever wondered? A man becomes a god by developing god-consciousness, which is not the same as developing his own thought about God. During recent years you have heard and read much of so-called Masters, men of superhuman attainments, who have forgone the small pleasures and recognitions of the world in order to achieve something greater.
Man’s ideas of the gods change as the gods themselves change, for “everything is becoming,” as Heraclitus said about twenty-four centuries ago. Did you fancy that the gods stood still, and that only you progressed? In that case you might some day outstrip your god, and fall to worshipping yourself, having nothing to look up to as superior.
Excerpts from the Channelled work “Letters from a living dead man” by Elsa Barker (newer revision called ‘Letters from the Afterlife’) circa 1916.
Elsa received a series of automatic writing communications, whilst in a trance state, from a Judge Hatch. He describes the learning process that he is going through after his death and it is an incredible piece of work. It’s written in such a jaunty fashion that even 100 years after it’s initial release it still reads like a modern day book.