Excerpt from Chapter Three
of the Book
Spiritual Teachings and Universal Truths
Copyright © 1998 by Raphael. All rights reserved.
I teach truth, it is such only
in the minds of those who are prepared to receive it.
It is not the so-called "truth" of this world or of its
"religions" or rulers, who are far from being knowledgeable of the
truth. They want only to control,
manipulate, exploit, and rule you. They are not interested in truth. They are interested only in wealth and power.
If they were interested in truth, they would surely have it because God
has promised that if anyone seeks the truth he or she will find it.
You can judge them by their actions.
A good tree always brings forth good fruit, and an evil tree always
brings forth evil fruit.
Take a good look at the world around you, is it not filled with atheism,
false religious cults, false teachings, corrupt governments, war, poverty,
disease, pollution, crime, immorality, liars and many other evils and
evil-doers? There are so many evils
in fact that it would take an entire chapter of this book to list them all.
All of this did not just happen by chance, it is a direct result of the
free will decisions of the people in power and positions of authority who are
under the influence of the Evil Spiritual Powers that rule this world.
Those of you who fail to see this truth are deceived and you are on a
path to destruction and separation from God.
Those of you who love truth, read, study and learn, because this is the
truth that is the path to salvation.
After the revolt of a great part of the spirit world, God decided upon a
plan for saving the unfortunate spirits whom had fallen into the Abyss, and for
bringing them back into His Kingdom. His
clemency would be extended first of all to the less guilty, those countless
spirits who had deserted Him when they were subjected to trial in the sphere of
Paradise. Only after these had been
saved, would their corrupters, Lucifer and his lieutenants, be allowed to return
to God's Kingdom.
God is just. Those who had been misled were guilty of weakness only, but
those who had led them astray had sinned with premeditation, and since their
offenses had been fundamentally different, so too would be their punishment, and
so too would be their respective roads of escape from the Abyss.
God's first step toward salvation was the creation of levels of spiritual
progress or amendment, disposed in stages after laws incomprehensible to you and
conceivable only to the infinite wisdom of God.
These steps, by which spirits may ascend out of the darkness toward God,
were provided for one purpose, that all would once more be reunited with His
Son. If you will use a logical and
reasoning mind you will easily understand what I am going to tell you of the
levels of amendment for the fallen spirits.
What you call "Hell" is the lowest stage into which they sank,
but even Hell has its levels of progress through which a spirit may climb upward
by a change of heart, until it reaches the lowest of the terrestrial realms.
These begin in the lower forms of animal life and advance through the
stages of rocks, plants, herbs, flowers, and the higher beasts, arriving at last
at the highest of animals known to you as "mankind".
Such terrestrial levels exist not on Earth only, but also on the other
heavenly bodies. There are many
stages parallel to those on Earth on other planets.
Moreover, the terrestrial stages exist not only in material shape as you
see them in animals, plants and minerals, but there is also a corresponding
spiritual shape, and in consequence, a spiritual animal, plant and mineral
kingdom embracing all orders and species of living beings, which in the
spiritual kingdom are clothed in spiritual physical bodies, the counterparts of
the material physical bodies which you see on Earth.
Again, spirits parted from their material bodies by corporeal death enter
into the respective parallel spiritual realm where they remain until they are
reincarnated on Earth. Spirits that
have not progressed are reincarnated in the same stage as often as may be
necessary to fit them for reincarnation into a higher one.
Each stage of advancement required a special act of God to permit the
desired physical shaping of the spirits, and to this end He created the
spiritual shapes of pairs of spirits corresponding to the shape in question and
endowed them with the power to reproduce the body peculiar to that stage.
The spirits themselves are incorporated in the bodies that are
procreated, according to fixed laws that prevail in the spirit world.
You cannot understand how these processes came about, any more than you
really understand the processes of Nature which go on all around you, although
you witness them daily with your own eyes.
Earth scientists concern themselves with the problem of descent,
particularly with that of the descent of mankind from the apes.
There is no such thing as physical descent of a higher form from a lower
one. Plants do not produce animals, nor do the lower animals
produce the higher forms. Every
form of life breeds true to kind, although within each species there are many
races, the individual belonging to races of the same order being mutually
capable of reproduction among each other.
Humans belong to the order of the apes and are the highest race of this
order. The ape is the lowest stage
of humanity and mankind is the highest of the apes.
Humans are therefore the highest animals on Earth.
Nevertheless, humans have not descended physically from the ape.
This is true in spite of the fact that in point of physical development,
the ape most closely resembles humans.
The theory of
"Evolution" is just that, a theory.
It will not, and cannot, ever be proven.
The fact that scientists have found skeletons that have the
appearance of creatures that are half human and half ape proves only one thing,
that these skeletons are skull and bones of the offspring of a human and an ape.
Regardless of how many of these they find, how old they are, or where
they find them, this is the truth. You
can shake your head with disbelief and disgust at this statement; it will not
Before the first incarnation of the spirit of a person in a human body,
that spirit inhabited the body of an animal, and is the same spirit rising
through the different stages of Nature in constantly increasing perfection.
These stages undergo no physical changes.
They are the same today that they were millenniums ago, even if, in the
course of the ages, certain orders died out because spirits were no longer
incarnated in them. For this reason
God created other and higher forms, incarnating in them those spirits which had
previously inhabited the extinct species, which had served as intermediate
stages in the progress upward. When
they disappeared and the higher forms took their places, the spirits in question
were compelled to wait until the replacement had been created.
This is why scientists find to this day the remains of extinct species of
plants and animals that lived in former ages.
There is no retrogression of the spirit from one stage of progress to a
lower one even though a spirit may remain at the same stage for a long time. A
spirit which, when its body dies, has not progressed during its incarnation,
must be reincarnated again and again until it is fit to enter the next higher
stage. If, during your present
lifetime on Earth you have made no advance on the road leading to God, you must
go through life again, always as a human being.
Every life is an examination, whoever fails to pass, must try again until
you succeed. That is a divine law
that applies with equal force to all Creation; there is nothing capricious about
the ways of God.
A spirit does not retrograde into a lower stage, because although he may
have degenerated spiritually in one respect he will have advanced in another, so
that a balance is struck.
Of the time that elapsed from the days of the fall of the spirits to the
time when the first fallen spirit was fit to be incarnated in human shape, you
can form no conception.
Of all these facts "Christendom" of today is ignorant, and they
run counter to your own previous ideas, but why conceal the truth from you even
if you may find it beyond belief and because it may be scoffed at by your fellow
humans? You have the opportunity of
inquiring into these truths during the spiritual communications at
spiritualistic services, and if you do so, you will find my statements confirmed
in every particular.
Unfortunately, the important facts that I have revealed to you have been
deleted from the Biblical account of the Creation, until scarcely any of them
have been retained. This account
says nothing of the creation of spirits by God, nothing of the revolt and
secession of the spirits, nothing of the levels of spiritual progress, nothing
of the shaping of the spiritual bodies of the fallen spirits into their various
stages, and nothing of the incarnation of those spiritual bodies into earthly
substance. The Biblical story of
the creation of the world describes an entirely independent creation, quite
unconnected with the creation of the spirits and their fall.
The original Scriptures contained all of these facts, but when they were
revised later, the Powers of Darkness were at work to deprive mankind of the
knowledge of the links in the chain of God's Plan of Salvation and to withhold
from them the consolation of knowing that ultimately everything will return unto
God. It was for the very purpose of
leading every spirit back to God, that the material Creation was created.
The Powers of Darkness were, of course, much better served by the
doctrine of hopelessness and despair, and by the belief in an "eternal
Hell" of which a poet has written the dreadful words, "All hope
abandon you who enter here". Such
sentiments were far more acceptable to the rulers of Hell than was the belief in
a merciful God, Who may be angered, and punish with just cause, but Who, at
last, will forgive His children and call them back to Him.
The conception of a Deity has been debased by the "doctrine" of
"eternal damnation" designed only to inspire terror. Furthermore, that doctrine added to the difficulty of
carrying out the Plan of Salvation conceived by a God Who said, "Never will
I forget you".
Many passages in the Bible have shared the fate of the paintings by the
old masters placed upon the walls of some of the ancient churches.
In later times, so-called "church decorators" came and daubed
their commonplaces over the masterpieces, so that if today you remove the outer
layer of paint carefully from the walls, the ancient pictures are once more
revealed, leaving the beholder enraptured over the great painters' art.
In the same way the truthful picture presented by the original Scriptures
was defaced in later times. Erring
men of the religions revised the historical accounts, omitting what they could
not understand or adding their own mistaken explanations.
Their successors "improved" further upon the previous work,
supplementing and abridging at will.
In this way not only was the truth crowded aside, but many things crept
into the Scriptures that make a travesty of the word of God.
A poet once said, "Books have their changes", and unfortunately
this is true of the Bible also. Much
that it should contain has been eliminated, and much of what it does contain
should never have been admitted, because it conflicts with the truth.
The various "churches" which refuse to acknowledge this fact
and persist in regarding their version of the Scriptures as authentic are
serving the cause of God very poorly. In
fact they are doing that cause a thousand times more harm than good, because
even the least intelligent reader of the Bible, and of the account of the
Creation in particular, must realize that much of it must be inaccurate, to say
The falsifications introduced into the Old Testament called forth the
protests of God Himself, voiced through the prophets, who were stoned to death
because of this. The "religious" leaders murdered them because they
dared to tell the truth.
Elsewhere in the Holy Writ the truth has suffered at the hands of
translators who have rendered certain words and phrases of the original text so
inadequately as to distort their real meaning beyond recognition.
From what I have said you can see the reason for the great obscurity and
the many misstatements to be found in the story of the Creation as you have it
today. Only occasional references
retain a faint glimmer of the truth.
It is true that some of the stages of the progress of material Creation
are indicated, but these are not consistent with facts, in point of number or of
The same is true of the Biblical version of the creation of the first
human beings, a passage in which the creation of their spirits is hopelessly
confused with their first incarnation in a human body.
In the first chapter of the Bible you are told that God brought man into
existence as the last act of Creation, after the Earth, plants and beasts had
already been made. Then follows the statement, "And God created man in His
own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, "be fruitful, and
multiply . . . " It is perfectly true that the two spirits which were
the first to be incarnated as human beings were named "Adam" and
"Eve", and had been formed by God and in God's image previous to their
apostasy. It is also true that He
had created them male and female spirits, and had blessed their union.
This, however, did not happen after the Earth with its plants and animals
had been made, but at the time of their creation as spirits.
Anything made by God in His image must be a spirit, because God is a
spirit, and a spirit only, and not material substance.
Whatever He creates in His image must likewise be purely ethereal, and
not partly ethereal and partly material, as is the case with humans.
The rest of the falsified
Scriptural account of the creation of mankind contains contradictions even more
flagrant, because a few lines further on you are told that God made man out of
clay, and moreover only the male, at a time when there was no other living thing
on Earth, and according to what is said before this, man is said to have been
made after all other life had been created.
Yet, according to the second statement, God placed man upon a barren
Earth, and not until then did He create the Garden of Eden into which He
"put the man whom He had formed".
Still later, it is said that God caused this "Paradise" as you
call it, to grow up with trees bearing luscious fruits of all kinds, and that He
put the man into the garden to, dress it and keep it.
Inasmuch as there was no living thing on Earth to endanger the garden, it
is impossible to understand the need for such keeping.
Every single sentence contradicts the one that precedes it!
Compare this picture with the facts, as I will relate them.
You now recognize in Paradise that spiritual place into which God, after
the revolt of the spirits, sent the least guilty of the rebels, partly as a
punishment, partly to try them once more. Within
this Paradise grew the "spiritual tree" of the knowledge of good and
evil. This was nothing more than
God's commandment to not eat the fruit of this tree that had been given for the
purpose of proving the spirits in this sphere, and the significance of which
they did not grasp. The observance
or the violation of this commandment or rather, of this prohibition, would show
whether the spirits in Paradise were prepared to take sides with God, or whether
they had fully determined to join Lucifer.
Should they respond to this test by obeying God, the commandment would
become for them the tree of life in God's glorious Kingdom, should they disobey,
it would become a tree of death. They
would be driven from Paradise into the realm of Lucifer, and on that day, the
day of their spiritual "death", their severance from God would be
complete. "For in the day that
you eat thereof you shall surely die."
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