Matthew Ward has revealed that he was the apostle Matthew recently (1) and hinted at other circumstances of his channeling circle. Those latter revelations are no different than could be said about other well-known channels such as Imperator or Silver Birch and I imagine we’d find SaLuSa saying the same things. Allow me to to spend a moment discussing what we know about how certain channeling circles are organized to expand our knowledge of this higher-dimensional and galactic way of communicating.
First of all, let’s look at Matthew’s situation in a little more depth.
One of his communicators, the representative of the friendly reptilian civilization, Horiss, once described Matthew as “a highly-evolved soul and through self-discovery has eliminated the layers of non-understanding that come with indoctrination of erroneous information and subsequent opinions or beliefs.” (2)
Here he describes how he was requested to take up his mission.
“I have been requested to speak on behalf of others, light beings in high stations whose love energy constantly is beaming to Earth. During this time of unprecedented changes on the planet – indeed, in the universe – many messengers such as I are giving forth the wisdom and knowledge inherent in the higher vibrations.” (3)
“I have been appointed by the highest light beings to speak more comprehensively than I have previously about the vital Earth reformation program commonly known as NESARA.” (4)
He revealed one of the requesters as being an angel or “celestial.” While it isn’t certain, it was probably Archangel Michael or Gabrielle.
“I have been requested once again by ‘celestial’ sources to be the spokesperson for these lighted realms.” (5)
Matthew on occasion would reveal that he gets some of his information from sources more developed than he himself or else from pecialists on certain subjects at a similar “station” to himself. Here he talks about Hurricane Katrina: “My information comes from monitors in Nirvana.” (6)
Here he appears to acknowledge his circle: “Mother, thank you on behalf of the host of souls in whose company I am.” (7) On another occasion, Hatonn acknowleged directly that Mathew’s was a circle of communicators:
“All souls at Matthew’s station are highly-spiritually evolved, and as their spokesperson, he relays their unified feelings about souls on Earth. They love all equally and send healing light to all. They are able to honor all people as parts of God and separate that from their ungodly thoughts and actions.” (8)
Now let’s look at some other communication circles to see if we can find some details about the way they’re organized.
The group that we probably know the most about is the spirit circle that “Imperator,” or the prophet Malachi, gathered around himself to make the ground-breaking revelations about Ascension and the New Age to and through Rev. Stainton Moses in the mid-1870s. Moses knew there was a group doing this work because he could see them clairvoyantly.
“During the time Imperator was entrancing S. M. [Stainton Moses], and conversing, we saw a large, bright cross of light behind S. M.’s head, and rays surrounding it. After this, it culminated in a beautiful line of light of great brilliancy, reaching several feet high, and moving from side to side.
“Behind this column of light, on the floor, was a bright cluster of lights in oblong shape. These remained for more than half an hour. On asking the meaning of the lights, Imperator said the pillar of light was himself, the bright light behind him his attendants, and the numerous lights seen in the room belonged to the band. The light round S. M.’s head showed his great spiritual power.” (9)
Stainton often asked Imperator who was speaking from his side and Imperator just as often refused to give more than pseudonyms. He later explained:
“When we first appeared to this medium he insisted on our identifying ourselves to him. But many influences come through our name. Two or three stages after death spirits lose much of what you regard as individuality and become more like influences. I have now passed to the verge of the spheres from which it is impossible to return to you. I can influence without any regard to distance. I am very distant from you now.” (10)
One of the members of the band explained that more evolved spirits often use “intermediate” spirits to do the actual communicating.
“[Imperator] is one of the chiefs among the higher spirits, of whom but few return to you directly. Most of them impress their commands on intermediate spirits. Only for a great work do the higher ones return, and their work is of direction, control, plan, rather than of guiding the individual soul.” (11)
Imperator did explain how the communicational work was divided among the members of the band.
“We are Intelligences of varying degrees of power and capacity and development; of varying measure of influential and impressive power. So we have varying work proportioned to our varying powers. Some command; others yield obedience. Some preside over sections of the work; others work under their direction.” (12)
In a long passage he goes into more detail. I apologize for the length of the passage but it is one of the few in which insights into the back-room organization, as it were, of a circle of spirit communicators is given.
“Under me is my deputy and lieutenant, Rector [Hippolytus], whose business it is to superintend in my absence, and especially to control the band of physical manifesting spirits.
“Associated with him is a third high spirit, who is the inspiring spirit, Doctor [Athenodorus], the Teacher. He guides the medium’s thoughts, influences his words, directs his pen. Under his general superintendence there are the spirits of wisdom and knowledge, to be hereafter described.
“Next come the guardians whose care it is to ward off and modify the baneful influences of earth, to drive away the hurtful, temper the painful, to shed around an influence. The inward yielding to evil can alone destroy their power. Yet again, there are two guardians whose care it is to ward off the evil influences of the spheres, the allurement of the lower spirits who would draw the medium from his allotted work and divert him from his sacred mission.
“These four guardians are my personal attendants, and these complete the first circle of seven, the whole band being divided into seven circles of seven spirits; each circle composed of one presiding spirit with six ministers.
“The first circle is composed entirely of guardians and inspiring spirits—spirits whose mission is general and concerned with the supervision of the whole band.
“The next circle of seven spirits is devoted to the care of love — spirits of love. Religion, love to God; charity, love to man; gentleness, tenderness, pity, mercy, friendship, affection; all these are in their charge.
“They minister to the affections, inspire feelings of gentleness and mercy; love to God, the Universal Father; love to man, the common brother; tenderness for all who grieve; pity for all who suffer; desire to benefit and help all.
“Next comes a circle — one presiding, with six spirit ministers — of wisdom. Under their care is intuition, perception, reflection, impression, reasoning and the like. They preside over the intuitive faculties and the deductions made from observed facts. They inspire the medium with the spirit of wisdom and drive away influences fallacious and misguiding. They plant intuitive wisdom.
“Next in order is a circle which presides over knowledge — of men, of things, of life, whose charge is caution and comparison, of causality and eventuality, and the like. They guide the medium’s steps through the tortuous paths of earth-life, and lead him to practical knowledge, complement to the intuitive wisdom, of what is beneficial and profitable. To these kindred groups, wisdom and knowledge — which are under the general supervision of Doctor [Athenodorus], the inspiring Teacher — succeed:
“A circle who preside over art, science, literature, culture, refinement, poetry, paintings, music, language. They inspire the thought with that which is noble and intellectual, and lead to words of refinement and sublimity. They incline to that which is beautiful, artistic, refined and cultured; which gives the poetic touches to the character and elevates and ennobles it.
Next comes a circle of seven who have charge of mirth, wit, humour, geniality and joyous conversation. These give the lighter touches to the character, the sparkling, bright side, which is attractive in social intercourse, which enlivens the word spoken or written with flashes of wit, and relieves the somber dullness of daily toil. They are spirits attractive and genial, kindly and lovable.
“Last of all come the spirits who have charge of the physical manifestations, which it is thought right at present to associate with the higher message. This circle is composed principally of spirits on their probation under the guardianship of Rector, lieutenant of the band. It is his care to teach them and to allow them, by association with the medium and his circle, to advance from a lower to a higher sphere. These are spirits who from divers causes are earthbound, and who, by the manifestations which they are permitted to work out, are purifying and elevating themselves.
“So you see the band divides itself into seven groups, each with its peculiar charge. Spirits of love, of wisdom and knowledge; spirits refined and noble; spirits bright and genial, who shed a ray of that light which is not of your earth on the drudgery of existence in a lower sphere; spirits whose privilege it is to progress from an inferior grade to one higher and nobler through association with you, to whom such manifestations as they furnish are yet necessary.
“In all these various circles there are spirits who are progressing, who are giving experience and enlightenment, who are living the medium’s life, and mounting upward as he mounts; learning as they teach, and soaring as they raise him to their sphere.
“It is a labour of love, this guardianship of ours, a labour which brings its own reward, and blesses us, even as we bestow blessings upon the medium and, through him, upon mankind.” (13)
That’s probably the most extensive description of how a circle of communicators may be organized, although Imperator’s mission was very, very big and difficult and so is much more complex inn organization than say Matthew’s or SaLuSa’s. Imperator was breaking much new ground, questioning our accepted religious doctrines, and laying out the vision for what has come to be known as Ascension and for the new religious interpretations that he called the New Revelation.
Tomorrow we’ll look at who precisely was in Imperator’s circle of communicators, the sources of their counsel and wisdom, and how they operate. Then we’ll look at how other circles operated.
(1) Matthew’s Message, Jan. 5, 2014, at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mattsmessage.htm.
(2) Horiss of Matthew in Matthew’s Message, June 24, 2009.
(3) Matthew’s Message, May 7, 2004.
(4) Matthew in Matthew’s Message, Aug. 7, 2003. NESARA stands for the National Economic and Social Reformation Act and is one form that the program for planetary prosperity will take.
(5) Matthew’s Message, Nov. 10, 2003.
(6) Matthew’s Message, Sept. 22, 2005.
(7) Matthew’s Message, Aug. 13, 2005.
(8) Hatonn in Matthew’s Message, Oct. 10, 2010.
(9) Mrs. Stanhope Speer, Moses’ amenuensis and a sitter in his circle, on spirit leader Imperator (Malachi) in Stainton Moses, More Spirit Teachings. Electronically published by Meilach.com. http://www.meilach.com/spiritual/books/morest/mspteach.htm, 6.
(10) Imperator in Stainton Moses, More Spirit Teachings. Trance Teachings. Electronically published by Meilach.com. http://www.meilach.com/spiritual/books/morest/mst01.htm n.p. [Hereafter MSTTT.]
(12) Unnamed spirit communicator in Stainton Moses, More Spirit Teachings. Spirit Writings. Electronically published by Meilach.com. http://www.meilach.com/spiritual/books/morest/mst02.htm , n.p.
(13) Imperator speaking through Stainton Moses. Spirit Teachings. London: Spiritualist Press, n.d. (Prior to 1883.), 22-3.