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Billions of turkeys will be cruelly slaughtered at the seasons of Yule and Christmas.
Sometimes, electric tongs or stunning pistols aren’t worked correctly, seeing birds boiled and slit alive.
As a Spiritualist, do you feel ‘personal responsibility’ for these creatures?
Should eating or not eating animals be flippantly labelled a matter of ‘personal choice’ or taken seriously as a matter of life, death and suffering?
“It is not easy to feel brotherly towards animals when we still desire to eat their flesh. Yet to eat that flesh is bound to retard the evolution of the soul because it creates disharmony in the physical atoms and is against the law of brotherhood.”
White Eagle, spirit guide of medium, Grace Cooke.
Give yourself and all creatures your gift of life this Christmas. Adopt a healthy, cruelty-free diet.
Appeal : Can anyone in the Brighton/Hove area let a bed-sitting room to a vegan lady and her cat, for a short time in January, please? If so, please phone Sue on 07928 619822.
Animal Souls: Chay Nephesh
Animal Souls: Chay Nephesh will prove to be a valuable asset in our work, with its painstakingly researched information.
Through its content, we now know that not only Jesus’s teachings regarding animals were suppressed, but also those of Confucius, Pythagoras and other ancient spiritual philosophers, who brought a message so unambiguous that it is infuriating to recall no mention made of it in lessons on the subject during our school years.
Much more than a book, it appears to have been brought, at this time, as part of the Divine Plan.
Producing a captivating and thought-provoking work, Jackie Jones-Hunt PhD also provides , through her heart-rending account of her beloved dog, Edward’s life and death, remarkable evidence to sceptics that our animals not only communicate with us from the Spirit World but do so with the same love, understanding and intelligence of their human families .
Animal Rights in Spiritualism.
VISUALISE FOR THE ANIMALS
We silently call upon The Great and Holy Spirit, of which we are all a part, to add power, love and blessings to the energy pulsating here today, as we visualise light, which is full of universal love, enveloping all life-forms in captivity, all those who are trapped, hunted or bred to supply humans with food or clothing and all those who suffer in laboratories throughout the world. Sense its compassion permeate the hearts of those who work in laboratories , farms, slaughterhouses, zoos and circuses while its healing rays anaesthetise all animal prisoners, everywhere, of their trauma.
Imagine the truth of animal suffering seeping into the consciousness of each member of the public and, with it, the realisation that animal experiments have held back true medical science in its search for cures – cures of the diseases which killed their loved ones. Visualise people refusing to donate to animal research charities, until, eventually, there is no means of financing the research. Sense a change of heart in such organisations towards funding work which benefits all beings, as legislation is passed which bans all animal experiments, in the world.
Sense a rise in public awareness regarding, not only the suffering of animals but the costs of a meat and dairy produce diet to human health, starving nations and the very planet, itself. See more and more people adopting a vegan, cruelty-free life-style. Wish for a change of heart in the world towards promoting the animal-free circuses and wild-life sanctuaries which are based in countries of origin, as a ban is made law, regarding the use of sentient beings in performance or as spectacles of entertainment..
Let us, now, strengthen our will as one will, as, with absolute belief in its manifestation into matter, we see all manner of creatures being brought out of these establishments. Imagine some being looked after in quarantine, if necessary, before joining the others in sanctuaries or loving home environments – in whichever way is right for each of them. For those poor animals too late to be saved, imagine a deep, peaceful sleep releasing their spirits to freedom. Know that they are truly the last piglets, lambs or calves to be torn from their mothers, or beaten, terrified beasts of the wild to make such a journey to death, as the doors of the slaughterhouses, laboratories, and other miserable environments are closed for ever and peace for the animals reigns at last.
We seal our vision with thanks to the Great Spirit and ground our intent by resolving to take an active part in its realisation here on Earth.
The Compassionate Pathway.
By Elissa Rattigan. 2007
Over the last thirty to forty years, I have worked for “Spirit” in various ways; as a medium and healer and not least, as an animal rights campaigner. I have watched the movements, which intertwine my pathway, take a giant evolutionary step forward within that relatively short time-span. People have become much more aware of how angelic and spirit guidance can enrich their lives and help them to live according to the law of love.
Compassion is the highest form of such a force, and, for those who walk upon its pathway, another law springs to mind: that of the oneness and unity of all that lives. Of course, many belief-systems teach both of these concepts in the form of brotherly love. Unfortunately, it stops short with their own kind – the human species. How often do we hear of the produce from the cruelties of the meat and dairy industries being sold at church fayres, with the proceeds going to support animal-based medical research, which helps neither animal nor human but brings great suffering to both ?
It is known, through ancient manuscripts, that Jesus was a vegan, yet, each year, Christmas is made into a satanic ritual with millions of turkeys as the sacrificial victims. Our own Spiritualist philosophy is awash with words of wisdom from guides such as Silver Birch who have denounced the abuse and killing of animals, as not being part of the divine plan. Unfortunately, this falls on deaf ears which have, for too long, been indoctrinated with the notion that animals are here for our use….. rather than for their own spiritual progression, as light workers believe.
A light worker, as one would guess correctly, works with “the light”, or energy of The Great Spirit. They do this through channelling, visualisation, prayer and working positively on the material level to bring about a better world for all living beings. Their idea of oneness stretches to incorporate the knowledge that we are all part of this energy . Just as billions of tiny people we call cells make up the body of one’s self, so we all form ever larger groups of souls to make up that which we call God.
We can see how, if these two laws of love and oneness are perfect, as Divinity requires, it must follow that what is morally right has to be right in every other way, including dietetically and environmentally and not favouring one being above another. Therefore, when one walks the compassionate pathway in order to play a part in bringing an end to animal suffering, they not only help other creatures, but their own health, the planet and starving nations of the world, for, it is a fact that those who eat meat and dairy produce are at far more risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer than than those who don’t. When we also take into account that it takes around ten times more land and many more times more water to feed one meat-eater than a vegan, we can see just how much more of these commodities could be available to meet “third-world” hunger. Vast areas of rain forest, too, are destroyed to make grazing space for cattle who are destined to become beef-burgers for the over-fed and relatively rich. On top of it all, the methane gas passed by billions of intensely- bred ‘livestock’ into the atmosphere is the leading cause of the destruction of the ozone layer – hence global warming. This is officially the case now according to the United Nations report on climate change.
So, what is the correct diet for mankind ? When pondering this question many years ago, “Spirit” prompted my consciousness with this idea : everything which gives itself up naturally from the main body of the plant or tree is in line with the compassionate ethic. Just as no discomfort is felt when we trim our hair or nails, an apple is plucked painlessly from a tree when it is ready to fall. There is no trauma felt by the main body of the plant . Foods included in this concept are: fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetable fruits and certain of the beans, grains and petals. These form the bulk of the vegan diet, but, if followed strictly, would mean we had taken the next step on the path… fruitarianism.
It is interesting to note how, today, this diet is promoted by angelic forces. The following is an extract from the book “Healing With Angels” by Doreen Virtue PH.D :
“Many lightworkers feel guided to adopt a vegetarian diet. They then gradually get guidance to become a complete vegan (no animal products). After that they are guided to eat only raw and unprocessed fruits, vegetables,,nuts and grains. Eventually, we are collectively moving toward a lifestyle of” breatharianism”, where we’ll receive all our nourishment from the prana that is in the air. This will dramatically increase our life expectancies and ability to communicate telepathically.”
And centuries ago by the true Jesus in “ The Gospel of the Holy Twelve” which was found , hidden away for centuries in a Buddhist monastery, we read:
“See thou with thine own eyes the good fruit of the soil, the meat of man, and see thou the seeds therein, count ye them, for one melon maketh a hundred fold and even more. If thou sow this seed, ye do eat from the true God, for no blood was spilled. Nay, no pain nor outcry did ye hear with thine ears or see with thine eyes. The true food of man is from the mother of the earth for she brings forth perfect gifts unto the humble of the land….”
If, indeed, our planet is taking a transition of some kind, perhaps it would be easier on us all to work in harmony, as dutiful cells of its wondrous body rather than as blood-sucking fleas who live on its back. If, like rogue cells, out of control, we devour without mercy, our sisters and brothers- the animals, a dark and destructive energy envelops the aura of Mother Earth as a whole and beyond this to the astral realms, where those whose darkness has been so dense, the light is obscured by their trauma. Let us transform our cancerous attitude toward other creatures, by irradiating our own pathway with compassionate love and working as one for the benefit of all that lives.
What the Guides Say…
on the subject of
Animals in Captivity
Today, many animals are abused in a way they never were before. Arriving through airports, once aptly named ‘The Gateways to Hell,’ all kinds of species, torn from their families and familiar surroundings are bound for a life of cruelty, loneliness and terror. Many are used in horrific medical experiments while others are at the mercy of the businesses which are kept afloat by public demand such as zoos and the exotic pet trade .
Through medium Frank Wright, a communicator from the other side spoke of the need of these wild creatures for our protection:
” Many are hunted, killed or trapped for pleasure, vanity or greed’ said the spirit, “causing some species to become extinct or near extinction.”
Sometimes for their body parts, these animals are exploited in a way which sees mothers brutally killed. Their orphaned young are then sold and transported to a life of misery in captivity.
Frank’s spirit helper adds:
“…some of these creatures are used in various forms of entertainment, suffering deprivation in their environment and trained in unnatural acts through needless and wanton cruelty.”
If, instead of going to see animals perform amid the ‘glitz’ and ‘glam’ of the circus ring, children were shown the true conditions in which they live and are trained, there would be a huge drop in ticket sales for ‘The Big Top’
Ankle-chains, inadequate caging and abnormal behaviour are not what any child would wish to see. Severe confinement, violent training and the use of whips, once legal in the U.K., still happen in some other countries of the world. These are the ingredients of ‘The Greatest Show On Earth ‘, which one psychic little girl discovered to her cost.
Now in spirit, Betty Shine was once known as the world’s number one counsellor and healer.
In her book, ‘A Free Spirit’, Betty describes how she was sensitive to the pain and suffering of all creatures from a very early age and that this was never more evident than when, at four years old, she visited a circus for the first time:
“When the animals performed,” Betty wrote , ” I felt physically sick, and my heart filled with sadness at the sight of elephants, bears, lions and tigers performing tricks to entertain the public. I remember crying all the way home.
It was the same when I visited London Zoo. The sight of such majestic creatures pacing up and down on a concrete base, surrounded by iron bars, again tore at my heart. Their humiliation and pain became mine.”
Captive animals are not only to be found in circuses and zoos but often in tiny cages, as pets within the family home. Before being bought from the pet shop, these creatures would already have spent a miserable existence, suffering long journeys in cramped conditions, which made them unwell. Of these, Betty added:
” Mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs are bought to entertain children who quickly become bored with the effort of looking after them. As a result, these little creatures can be left imprisoned in small cages day after day. Unable to move freely, they show their deep, psychological distress by going round and round in circles. These pets usually belong to families who show love for each other but who do not give a single thought to the torment that is going on within the mind and soul of the animal in their care. People should know better.”
However, sometimes, people need these matters explaining to them before they see clearly the error of their ways, as is illustrated in one of the accounts from The Essene Humane Gospel of Jesus Christ. Here, we read how Jesus captured not creatures, but respect , when he encountered a man preparing to sell a cage full of birds he had caught. Seeing how tormented with hunger and thirst the creatures were, he said:
” What thinkest thou, if one stronger than thou or with greater craft, were to catch thee and bind thee, or thy wife or thy children, and cast thee into a prison, in order to sell thee into captivity for his own profit, and to make a living ? .. Let these, thy little brethren and sisters go forth into freedom, and see that thou do this thing no more, but provide honestly for thy living. “
From these gospel extracts we build a picture of how upset Jesus was at man’s inhumanity to other species. Upon witnessing youths ill-treating a sick cat, he said:
” Why doeth the stronger always prey on the weakest? Tell ye, since Satan cursed the holy creation of God, for no thing is safe in the earth from unholy men, till the son of man cometh in all his glory and free every creature from the curse of dread and of fear. …. “
All those years ago the message of compassion for all that lives was brought through this gospel . Is its suppression until recently one of the reasons mankind has progressed so little in these matters ?
Nowadays, spirit workers are ever more dedicated to bringing an end to the suffering of all creatures in our world. Among them are deceased scientists and physicians now against vivisection, whose aim is to “help man understand the role of animals on Earth and also to help the animals.” They call themselves Timestream. Details of their mission can be found in ‘Conversations Beyond the Light’, by Elton Davis, Ed.D., where it is written:
” If an animal is treated kindly with love, that animal will be a loving being. But if an animal is treated cruelly that animal can be a cruel, heartless being with thoughts of revenge and hatred that will inevitably play out in some later life. “
One who himself is no stranger to the cause is Spiritualism’s beloved guide, Silver Birch. Speaking out oft-times against animal experiments, hunting and slaughter, he once said:
” It is not part of the plan that needless cruelty, torture and brutality should be inflicted on animals by the humans who believe that they have a superior consciousness, and are much greater beings.”
So, what is the plan, and how do we, as compassionate workers for Spirit in today’s world, fit into it ? Frank Wright’s guide offers some of the answers in the summary of his in-depth talk on animal abuse:
” So I now ask you why is there so much cruelty to the animal of your world ? The answer being because you allow it to happen. It can only occur and thrive because you do not care sufficiently and are indifferent to the suffering entailed and do insufficient or nothing to bring it to an end.
The problem is humankind made and must be resolved by humans. Search your conscience and ask yourself in which way you participate in the condoning of any of the cruel practices of which I have spoken…. either by your actions or inaction.
It is not sufficient to pray to the Great Spirit to bring it to an end if you are doing nothing yourself. This is trying to absolve yourself of responsibility. Spirit can only work through those accepting their responsibility and working to bring these evil practices to an end.
Stop looking to others to do that which is your responsibility. You may work as an individual or assist those who work collectively through varying groups and organisations. So many things that are wrong in your world only exist because so many basically good people turn a blind eye to the problems and do nothing. That which you call the spiritualist movement should be in the forefront of the protest and actions against this cruelty, but where is their voice and their lead ? Individual spiritualists with their knowledge that the Great Spirit is in all creation and is therefore interconnected and interdependent, should do everything within their means and capabilities. Resolve to join the ranks of those who serve the great spirit in this way.”
Animal Rights in Spiritualism.
What the Guides Say…
on the subject of
The Farming and Slaughter of Animals
“ All life belongs to the Great White Spirit, and no-one must take it, in whatever form it is.
When the children of the Earth have begun to evolve into higher beings, all their gross desires will fall away. When you can create the fox, or the chicken, then you can take its life away. If it is true that you can kill the chicken and the fox, then it is right for man to kill his brother.
Life does not belong to man. It belongs to the Great White Spirit. Whenever anyone takes it away, he must answer for it some day.
One day you will understand the law of the father, which is that all things in the universe – animal, bird, fish or flower – are all parts of the Great White Spirit’s plan. They are all there as parts of the creation of the Great Spirit.
It was never part of the plan that man should consume his brother or sister in whatever form life manifested itself. I do not have to tell you that animals who are slaughtered do not willingly accede, especially as some have sensitiveness and awareness. This abnormal death, like all sudden shocks, involves a process of adjustment.”
The above was taken from the words of Silver Birch, the famous spirit guide of Maurice Barbanell, during one of the many trance sessions at the home circle of Hannen Swaffer.
In latter years, other beings from the world of Spirit have emerged, with urgency, to bring awareness of the laws of oneness and compassion. One with this wisdom comes through the mediumship of Bill Cox and is named Brother Joseph. Through Bill, this gentle messenger has written several books. In “ From Earth to Eternity.” he sets out, in plain language, how he felt about the double standards of certain platform mediums , when he said :
“ It is surely hypocritical to pray for the suffering of animals to cease when you are contributing yourself to their suffering. ..”
After pointing out that those bred for the dairy industry are also eventually killed, along with those farmed for meat, he concluded,
“You just cannot pass over the suffering by saying ‘We look to a time when man will understand.’ Those who pray for animals should themselves be showing the way and setting an example.”
One who showed such example was Jesus. Contrary to popular belief, there is evidence to show that he was a vegan of the Essene sect. This comes from ancient manuscripts written in Jesus’s own tongue of Aramaic. In extracts from The Essene Gospels, his words on the subject of the correct diet for man are :
“ Behold this melon, the fruit of the earth. See thou with thine own eyes the good fruit of the soil, the meat of man, and see thou the seeds within, count ye them, for one melon maketh a hundred fold and even more. If thou sow this seed, ye do eat from the True God, for no blood was spilled, nay, no pain nor outcry did thou hear with thy ears or see with thine eyes. Go ye thine way and plant the seeds of the good fruit of life and leave ye off from hurting the innocent creatures of God.”
In an age where the vegetarian diet has proved to bring less risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer, we welcome Brother Joseph’s expanded teaching on this matter:
“ Now it is not necessary for man to eat animals, but it is necessary for him to eat cereals and vegetables. Fruit is another necessary part of his diet, and much more of this could be grown in place of fodder for cows. It is gradually becoming known of the ill-health that results from drinking milk which is designed for calves…”
Here it is worth noting that, in rural China, where the intake of dairy produce is almost nil, incidences of breast cancer are virtually unknown.
Out of concern, the spirit went on to warn,
“ … Do not be under any illusion ; the Daily Pinta is not so good for you as you have been led to believe.”
How sad it is for us to confess that our brotherhood of man has destroyed rain forests, indigenous peoples and the ecology in order to provide grazing land for the meat industry. What makes this more of a tragedy is the fact that, if the land were used to grow crops, around eight vegans to every meat-eater could be fed from it, thereby benefiting the starving nations of the world.
Because the methane gas, given off by billions of intensely- bred cattle into the atmosphere, plays no small part in the destruction of the ozone layer, it follows that the demand for meat is a major contributory factor in global warming.
Rhamadan, guide of the late Ursula Roberts, touched on the threats we humans pose to our planet and everything on it when he was asked how slaughter was regarded on the other side. The answer was not coated in pseudo ‘non-judgement’ which is responsible for the apathetic attitude of many spiritualists towards giving up eating animals. It is obvious that life, death and suffering cannot be shoved away in the ‘Matters of Opinion’ file when he says :
“ In the spiritual realm, it is regarded as a great wrong because man, by his interference with the natural laws of the animal creation, upsets the balance of nature. He breeds animals to his own desire, often in a spirit of greed, and with total disregard for the fear and feelings of the animals.”
The vibrational fall-out of these emotions must have a negative psychic impact on society. Spirit guidance warned medium, Norah Bruce that,
“Such vibrations are seized upon by the forces of darkness and are used to increase the turmoil of mind.”
To get an idea of the build-up to the releasing of this energy we must turn to the words of an anonymous helper from the Spirit realms. They highlight the conditions in which animals reared for food live and die and are given through the mediumship of Frank Wright :
“ Pitiful are these poor creatures. Deprived of natural light and habitat and often unable to turn or lie down, they are in conditions of such squalour, that it degrades all humanity. Diseases abound and some transferring to man. Transported and killed in cruel ways with the end product being full of harmful chemicals, un-natural foods and toxins are created from the fear and terror they have experienced in their short, miserable lives. All those condoning this cruelty by purchasing and eating the products, share the guilt for the suffering of these creatures.”
In setting foot on the compassionate pathway, guilt is exchanged for a sense of purpose and a raising of consciousness. In the hope that humankind will be inspired to make the changes needed to benefit all life-forms, we end this compilation with words of upliftment from Brother Joseph :
“ Man has much to learn. When he comes to realise that there is a great spiritual force between the boundaries of earthly and spiritual existence, he will listen to the wisdom which will pour out from that force, and there will be hope for the earth and mankind.”
Animal Rights in Spiritualism.