December 27th, 2001
Received by H.
My dear brother, lets talk about trance. I deem it opportune to address this topic since there have been
questions in respect of this. Also, there is much confusion
as to the nature of trance and its importance for message transmission.
When you lie down or sit down in a comfortable armchair and relax yourself, imagining how the bed or the armchair bears your
weight, feeling some region of your body completely relaxed, and
how this muscular relaxation spreads from that point all over your
body, when you concentrate on your breathing, when you feel somewhat
dizzy and suddenly you feel as if a hand is pressed on your forehead,
then you are in trance. Right now, when receiving these words, you
are in trance. Your eyes are tearing, but you are not weeping from
emotion, it is just one of the signs of trance.
As you see, this is not a very special or mysterious state. You
are completely awake, but your awareness is very restricted. You
no longer perceive the noise around you, and if I would now prick
your skin with a needle, you would feel no pain.
Everybody is able to reach this state. And there are many ways
to achieve this. What you are using is a self-hypnosis procedure,
a quick and sure procedure.
If you imagine somebody watching a football game on television,
someone who is completely concentrated on what he is observing,
and who no longer perceives what is going on around him, you can
understand that this person is also in a state of trance. The same
thing happens to people absorbed in the reading of a fascinating
book, and to the dreamer who later can no longer explain how the
Trance has many faces, from catalepsy to these so daily and common
phases. Perhaps this is not how people imagine trance, but it is
All those phases have something in common. It is the limitation
of perception. Several parts of awareness disappear temporarily;
it may be the awareness of what is going on around themselves, or it
may be the awareness of their own body, losing all sensation of
pain. It may also be a loss of a yardstick or judgement, and people
become very susceptible to suggestions, as in classic hypnosis.
The great advantage of trance for our purposes is that the loss
of annoying external influences allows a clearer perception of the
spirits "voice", that is to say, thought impressions,
as well as images. Sounds or other kinds of perceptions such as
scents or touch are perceived with much more clarity. We could
even say that without an appropriate trance state, although it may
be very slight, that message transmission is not possible.
From what I have said you may understand that Dr. Samuels also
received his messages in a state of trance. However be careful!
don't make the mistake of equaling trance depth with precision
in message transmission.
It is generally believed that when the mediums phrases turn
out twisted or incorrect in grammar, that means that the medium
is in a state of trance and that the rapport with the spirit who
is transmitting the message loses strength. I want to remind you
that the words that the medium reproduces, are not the selfsame
words of the spirit. Rather, they have first undergone a process
of transformation in the brain, or in the mind, of the receiving
medium. Sometimes it happens that the flow of information exceeds
the restricted capacity of the medium. In the case of bad rapport,
the phrases turn out mutilated, out of context, etc.
I want to remind you of a sentence that was transmitted
in a message through James
This Love comes to men through the
workings of the Holy Spirit, causing It to flow into the heart
and soul, and filling it so that all sin tends to make them
Of course, this is nonsense. The sentence should
This Love comes to man by the workings
of the Holy Spirit, causing this love to flow into the heart
and soul, and filling it, so that all sin, which tends to
make them unhappy, must be eradicated.
This does not only happen in automatic writing, but also in dictation
when deep concentration prevents the medium from realizing the
error. Even later revisions don't detect the mistake because everybody
knows what the phrase is supposed to mean, and you read what is
supposed to be on the paper, and not what really is there. How
many people will have read this message without detecting the mistake!
[H: This message is contained in "Angelic Revelations
of the Divine Truth", volume II] (Editors note: And as linked
above, in Vol III of True Gospel Revealed Anew by Jesus)
As to the observation that the messages received by Dr. Samuels
have a strong Jewish coloring, this is true and very natural. A
mediums beliefs and convictions always exercise an influence
on the contents and presentation of the received messages. The same
thing can be said of Mr. Padgetts messages, whose marked anti-Catholicism
reflects the beliefs and convictions of his personality. Much of
what is criticized there of Catholicism, can also be criticized
of Protestant congregations. In addition, a great emphasis is notable
on punishment, a relic of his education, something that does not
disappear so easily, since it is anchored deeply in peoples
As to the chosen people, it is true what Saul of the Old Testament
states in a message received
by Mr. Padgett:
God is not the God of any race, but
He is the God of every individual child who comes to Him in
true supplication and prayer, seeking His Love and help in
his spiritual nature.
There are many more messages on the topic, all of them indicating
that God does not have a chosen people. The "chosen ones"
are those who choose to be with God.
Jesus was born a Jew. Nevertheless, I imagine that it was also
possible that he could have been born an Indian or in any other
country. That was Gods decision. All humanity has received
on multiple occasions and in many ways the revelations of God. Some
people preserved them, although not in their pure form, for example
the Jews, in whose Scriptures you may learn much about Gods
nature. However, much of what they contain is also false, such as the
image of the avenging God. In a similar way, other peoples
received divine revelations, as in the case of the Bhagavad-Gita
of India, which also contains a mixture truth and falsehood. Other
peoples did not preserve anything in their traditions.
The concept of a chosen people is completely incompatible with
the concept of the individuality of man's relationship to God. Dr.
Samuels knew this, and, even so, his unconscious left deep prints
in his messages.
[H.: I am seeing Dr. Samuels. Are you projecting
this image to me or is he really present?]
I am reproducing his image in your mind, but he is really here,
and he wants to speak with you.
[H.: I am really trying, but I cannot grasp anything.
It does not come through... I only perceive the word pressure...
Don't worry. He will come again. You are still in your development,
and there is still much to do for you. There are affinities between
spirits and mortals, and your affinity to me is very great. However, it will be very difficult for you to tune in to Dr. Samuels since you
are not on the same wavelength. But you will learn.
This is why I am your guide, and not he.
But I want to make it very clear that Dr. Samuels messages,
in general, are first class. Especially when they deal with historical
topics, they can be accepted with great confidence. Always remember that an isolated message is never very reliable. It
is the body of messages that produces reliability.
The mediums beliefs and convictions may influence that message. They are
like filters. Imagine a filter in front of the lens of a camera
allowing only the passing of red light. All objects of other colors
simply are not perceived. And now, when we want to transmit "objects
of red, green, blue and yellow color" to the mind with the
prefixed filter, a good part of information gets lost. Moreover,
what is worse, the medium sometimes fills in the holes in the information
with his own ideas, unconsciously deforming what we really want
to say. Therefore, we have to carefully select the receivers of our
Some kinds of information are very difficult to convey, such as
names, dates, places, etc. And in these cases, it is a great help
if we can have recourse to what the medium already knows. Trance
allows us an easy access to the mediums memory and recollections,
where all that information is stored with incredible precision.
Unfortunately, there is also the danger that the medium himself
accesses incorrect parts of this information and interpolates them
into the message unconsciously. However this can be controlled provided
the medium has the will and disposition to cooperate and to develop.
In my last message, for example, you were not sure if the
year of my birth was the year 2 or 3. You wrote down the correct
year, year 2. I advise you that when you are not completely sure, follow your "intuition."
Write what you are perceiving, do not simply omit things. If you
make a mistake, there will always be the opportunity for corrections.
Previously I have mentioned that trance depth does not guarantee
precision in message transmission. This is true. And I will explain
this to you using an example.
When the hypnotist commands a hypnotized person to kill someone,
they will not obey if in their totally awake state they would not
normally do this. Or remember what you read on the experiment where the hypnotist
suggests to the hypnotized person that a room is empty, when in
fact the room is full of furniture and stuff. Then the hypnotist
tells the person to cross the room and the hypnotized person obeys,
avoiding all obstacles. When the hypnotist asks why the person did
not cross in a straight line but by zigzagging, the hypnotized person
will invent a series of excuses, for example that he wanted to look
out of the window, that a stain on the floor caught his interest,
etc. In spite of the strong external influence on the part of the
hypnotist, or on the part of the spirit in the case of message transmission,
it is the receiving persons beliefs and internal perceptions that govern their behavior and resulting action. Therefore, my
dear friend, perfect transmission does not exist.
In our case, I recommend that you continue practicing. The method
of projecting the image of the spirit and your visualization has
contributed much to your progress and your concentration on the
contents of what we want to communicate. I am happy with what we
have achieved so far. God willing, next year will be a prosperous
year in this sense. We have come to the most important part of Jesus'
life, and in the first place I want to tell how he taught us his
message of Gods Love.
Now I will conclude this long message.
My dear D___, I hope I may have provided you with some clues for
your undertaking, which we watch with much happiness. Be assured
that you have all our backing. I would also like to tell you that
you may trust in your perceptions and in your guidance to select
the pertinent passages for your book. It is a wise decision to select
and rearrange. In order to convey a concept, it is certainly not
necessary to reproduce all the messages phrase by phrase, word by
But now, I am really through. I say good-bye, with
all my love to you.
Your brother in Heaven,