EXPERIENCES WHILE OUT OF THE BODY
My Return After Many Days
By Cora L.V. Richmond
Published In 1923
But Only Allowed To Be Published
Passing Jan.3 1923
THE REALM CELESTIAL
DEDICATED TO THE ANGELS
MY EXPERIENCES WHILE
OUT OF MY
THE REALM CELESTIAL
"Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavily laden and I
One may have seen the rarest tints of earth mornings empurpling the
gray dawn in the eastern sky, changing to crimson and golden hues,
the glory until the whole atmosphere and the earth seemed to glow with
consciousness of their own loveliness--ere yet the full orbed splendor
of the Chariot of Phoebus blazed O'er the horizons verge; one may have
seen in many lands, amid all beauteous scenes, the same Day Splendor
to rest amid the encircling cloud bursts that ever bear him company, or
in ocean billows when the Cavalry of Neptune toss their white manes
jeweled by the wondrous coloring, or behind mountain ranges see him
into gorgeous caverns of gold, out rivaling all the fabled palaces of
Kings, illumining the shadow sides and filling the ravines with
lines, or on the far plains and deserts one may have marked the vast
drop suddenly from sight, without a cloud curtain of fold of tinted
and note all at once that the light of stars had come; but whether it
jeweled morning--new from the Creators, (ever new, ever old)--or
with its tents and whisperings of Paradise, that which was now
experienced--so far exceeded in its surpassing and transcendent beauty
the most ravishing scenes of Earth that the latter, if remembered then,
would seem as shadows--almost as naught.
THE VALE OF DELIGHT
Even, as when the Pilgrim [Bunyan's Pilgrim's
who in his journeyings was beginning to know the true victory, came to
the Delectable Mountains, so in this intervale I was angel led
scenes of such transcendent beauty that neither brush of genius artist
nor pen of most gifted poet could ever hope to portray them!
A Vale of such ravishing beauty, such loveliness as has
never been dreamed
of or imagined by mortals, encircled by mountains of grandeur and
whose lights seemed a part of the heavens, or crowned with fleecy cloud
pictures--or visaging temples of rarest proportions and perfection,
domes, terraces--or rising sheer unto the very sky. All tinted and
by the glory of the Light that was everywhere. Adown the
slopes were wonderful forests, mingling their verdure in the subdued
of the intervening vales; for down the slopes and along the valley were
most beautiful flowers of every unknown form and hue unknown to human
having no earthly names, their loveliness and fragrance greeting one on
THE RIVER OF DELIGHT
Along the valley flows a stream whose sources are in the far mountain
heights--from crystaline springs and dancing rivulets--life giving,
murmuring most musically--as they hasten to become merged in this rare
River, the glory and wonder of this Vale of Wonders.
In the translucent depths of the stream were mirrored the
sky, the mountains--the
clouds, the trailing branches along the shore, or where the waters were
broken in their flowing the images changed in the reflection until they
seemed like dream pictures of all the enchanting scene. Along the
floated flower barges, bearing groups of joyous beings whose voices of
song and rippling laughter blended with the monody of waters and
and with the rapturous songs of birds of such forms and tones as are
on Earth. The very Soul of Joy seemed to here abide and pervade
living thing. Adown the vale among the flowers and fronds of fern
like--bordering the River were other groups of beings so radiant, so
with joy from within that one could not recall in their presence that
and "cares" had ever been.
These were Souls who have "come up through great
tribulations" and are
now in possession of the "peace that passeth understanding" in this
Vale: the peace that they have now. Bathed in the pure waters of
the River of Delight the last vestages of Earth shadows depart.
Within the innermost of this Vale is the home
THE ANGEL OF DELIGHT:
Here are Souls who as mortals and spirits were the particular charge
of this Angel.
The entrance to the sequestered shrine of the Angel is
by enwreathing garlands of ever blooming flowers; all the blossoms of
that here abound o'er arching, concealing yet inviting into the inner
At the loving, unspoken mandate of the Angel, the flower
and those who are one with the Angel may enter.
The ineffable delight, the surpassing peace of this Vale is
in its every scene of rarest beauty, in every form and hue of
and chiefly, in the joyous beings that here have found rest, respite,
who once were o'er-weary, and who won their peace by victory from
From this peaceful realm they go forth on their missions of Peace and
Far down the Vale the winding and winding River flows on and
the receding mountains to a dazzling Realm--lost in the brightness,
in the Greater Beyond.
As the Angel Guide led the way mountains, clouds, forests,
flowers, forms of joyous Beings, the Vale and River of Delight were
in the Vastness the unlimitation of a more wonderful Realm.
"He maketh His Angels Spirits; His Ministers a flaming
"Those who are truly married on Earth are in Heaven One
THE KINGDOM CELESTIAL
If that which mortals name "Light" of suns, planets, stars, moons,
or all the Concentrated Electrical brilliance was known or even
"Radium" is "Light,"
then that into which the Angel Guide led, that which was overwhelmingly
revealed and partly perceived was something so infinitely more in its
that a new name must be fashioned out of the language of the Soul for
revealing the Kingdom Celestial.
Nothing can better describe the ineffable glory into which
than the words of one of old:
"The Light of God."
The Souls as revealed in this state are the Light of the
THE CELESTIAL COMPANY
Those comprising this Realm seem like another order of beings than
those with whom one had freely mingled and communed in the spirit
of Earth and even in the Vale of Delight, but they are those who once
mortals "Spirits of the just made perfect."
There was no abrupt contrast or change from the highest
yet this Realm differed in a vastness, a glory, that became more and
surpassing wonderful. Although the states merge and mingle one seemed
be saying in passing through the Vale of Delight. "We leave the
states, we enter the Angelic state."
The Beings that compose the Celestial Company are each and
in their own brightness, each revealed as an illuminated sphere having
a particular radiance all its own.
These Spheres seem unapproachable, unbroken except where
the luminous orb divides or seems to include one in it Aura
It came to the consciousness, by perception or knowledge
teachings, that these Aura spheres are the Angels: the completed, the
lives; divided in manifestation on Earth and in Spirit states, united
Oh! With what rapturous thrill came this knowledge! The
of the Angels as they are in their own States of Being!
These perfect orbs of Light meet and mingle in Divine accord
perserves the distinct individuality.
As we entered into that Celestial Company the Angel Guides,
companioned and instructed during all the experiences in the spirit
became also ensphered. One Angel: the previously noted dual
became one orb of radiant beauty!
Thus was borne to the consciousness that the Angels when
to those in spirit states or to those in human life appear in separate
forms (man or woman as the case requires) and that the forms may be in
appearance or personality those last known on Earth. This apparent
is, however not real; one endowed with higher vision and insight can
(or perceive) the ensphereal Angels even during the
of the angels to spirits or mortals.
Most absorbing and wonderful was the revealment concerning
of those in Earth life and in the spirit states immediately following
Those on Earth who are aware of receiving messages and
from spirits usually (quite naturally) expect such messages to come
the spirits of loved ones who have "gone before", the dear ones of the
household who become the loving Guardian Spirits of those left
the Earth home, and this is blessed and beautiful.
Sometimes, however a message is given from a "higher spirit"
received with great awe and reverence. Beyond and above the
Spirits is the Guardian Angel of a group to which each member of the
belongs by adaptation.
All people are members of some group according to enfoldment
The Guardian Angels know and appoint the Guardian or ministering
according to adaptation, and the Angels are aware all that pertains to
the lives of those whom they guard and guide; they know the heretofore
and the hereafter of those lives.
"Let it not be supposed, however, that either Guardian
Guardian Angels (Angel Guides) govern human destinies; they advise,
assist, admonish, aid, instruct, strengthen and inspire, but the
power is the Infinite and directly reaches the Individual Soul from
thus said the Guide.
Some of those previously seen as Spirits among the various
in spirit states, particularly among those who "love their fellow men,
" were now perceived as Angels; both potentialities (seen
as man and woman) now merged in one.
In all ministrations to those in the not-yet-united spirit
states, the angels thus appear--as previously written--in separate
The appearance of "Angels" as "men" to the ancient Prophets
the pictured or carved images of Angels in works of Genius. (Ideals of
surprising and wonderful beauty thus imaged), bear witness to the Power
of Angelic Beings to manifest in human similitude according to the
of those to whom they manifest and minister.
But not all the aids of the imagination, quickened by Genius
can approach any adequate portraiture, either by tongue, pen, brush or
chisel; (Milton, Dante, Leonardo; Cosseggio; Guido; Angelo; all the
of geniuses), of the Angels as they are in their own Realm, a Realm not
"fashioned" but "eternal in the Heavens"!
How perfect they are! They are that Realm!
While in that state and contemplating the wonders of Angelic Power
there seemed an adequate interpretation of the Biblical text "He maketh
His angels spirits, His ministers a flaming fire." This
that the Angels appear in spirit states or to those in Earth life to
they minister as Spirits, because, although not divided as the
each one so appearing in human guise (man or woman) thus manifest to
condition of those to whom the ministration is given, but the Aura
of the angel is not broken.
The "Surpassing light" the glory that is described by the
poet in the
vision of Abouben Adhem might be more often perceived if human
were not so much engrossed in earthly things; yet the "thrill--the
celestial breath, the illumination and exaltation which one is
aware of experiencing in earthly form during crises are evidences from
that Inner Realm of The Presence of the Angel.
In their own Realm where the Angels meet and mingle in
accord the "appearance" is indescribable.
No human language is in the smallest degree adequate to portray the
ecstasy produced by the vision, contemplation of perception of this all
glorious state! Orb on orb of transcendent beauty, sphere on sphere of
If that is music heard on Earth when one endowed with the gift of voice
and genius to use it in vocalizing some rarest composition of other
or that which is heard when the master musician touches the chords of
perfect instrument, or when the orchestra, led by a master mind and
produces the wonders of master composers, then this, this is something
that must have only a Celestial name.
The Glorifying Soul of Harmony, I weep,
since words must
These are the Beings that move upon the less luminous realms
and earth states. These are the Angels who are the glory and harmony of
all this Beautiful Realm
"As one star differeth from another," not in the Angelhood,
but in the
Individuality of Being; in the appointed work, so do they differ.
In their several spheres they meet, mingle and commune in
each and all intent upon the accomplisment of some supreme
as appointed: Some ministration to those who are their particular
who are passing through the states.
THE ETERNAL EGO
This Individuality is Eternal; is the Ego of which the
small personality of earth and even of the spirit states is but
a fragment of manifestation.
These Angels have Great Knowledge, but not All knowledge;
power, but not all power. They have the perfect unity of the Love
and Wisdom of the Perfected Souls of earth. They know
that relates to the earth; its past, its present, its future;
all that relates to those lives of whom they are the Guides, the
Angels are intent on missions of vast import connected with groups
of Angels, with spirits, with "themes" that form the "Movements or
"Reforms" on earth; the subjects or "Ideals" that are the stepping
(or more properly speaking, the indices) of Human Progress.
'When the time is ripe where it is the "Day and the Hour"
these shining ones, these Resplendent ones, move upon the spirits in
states of earth that are ready for the appointed work and they in turn
move upon the prepared minds of Earth. At such times the Angel of the
may appear on Earth in human form. In times of great stress, like that
which preceded the war that brought the downfall of Chattel Slavery in
the United States; or like the present fearful conflict that involves
than half the nations of the earth, [This was written
1915.], the Angels move upon spirits and mortals to forward the
"Highest Ideals" to point to "a more excellent way" for human Liberty
advancement. Thus is every "great cause" begun and borne
Even if one could bring from that Realm Divine all that one
to know while there, illumined by the Angels who know, one is
permitted to reveal, in fact one cannot bring into human consciousness,
the knowledge that belongs to that higher state until people are
In the narrow limitations of human existence one cannot see
as do the
Angels, which is "the better way" leading to lasting Peace born of Justice,
Liberty, Fraternity, yet one must know, even in the shadows of Time
and Sense, that those who fight for Justice and Freedom in the highest
sense fight for Humanity.
In that Radiant Realm in that surpassing state where perfect
'Wisdom reign, where no shadow can abide, one seems to feel that the
perfect day of Peace is at the very gates of the world.
Sometime it will be so.
Ensphered in their own Light ever in the Light of the Infinite, these
resplendent Beings from the Realm Celestial.
(Sphere on Sphere of Splendors meeting inter blending,
upon souls in need. Each enfolded in a beauty all its own all ensphered
in the glory of that perfect state utterly baffling any possible
How can such vistas of Heavenly Beings be described? In what terms or
of language can these glorious scenes be depicted? Color? Tint and love
from which all beauties of earth's manifold shadings might have been
The pure White Light of the Soul.
Music? A Rapture of Harmony whence Orpheus and Apollo might
to Parnassus the first sound of Music? Or was it the "pipings of sweet
Pan" that first enchained all earth creatures to music's enthrallment? The
perfect Silence of the Soul.
All beautiful scenes of nature all Temples, palaces,
cathedrals of rarest
human art, fall away into nothingness amid the unlimitations the
the "Not Made with hands":
THE "LIVING TEMPLES" ARE THE ANGELS OF GOD
Sometimes the Angel inspired poet of earth perceives glimpses of these
glorious things--they weave themselves into the magic of his songs, and
from the shadow language of earth he forms the Epic of the skies; they
crowd in manifold splendors through the empurpled gates of the sunset
with interblending tints and hues and forms of loveliness and the
artist catches from mountain brow and cloud pavilion a suggestion of
that the glory of the Angel Realm might mean! Aye more often the lone
by the couch of a suffering one--one who is being released from pain
sorrow--ah--then and there the pure white light of the Angel
the lowly chamber, pervades the encompassing atmosphere of earth
and makes of the hour of mortal agony a Supreme Triumph!
One can thus readily realize that the Angels do not remain continually
apart in their ensphered joy, aware only of their own Divine
THE PERFECT STATE OF BEING IS ALSO THE PERFECT STATE OF
Angels meet and mingle for added knowledge, added power to bear forward
the great purposes of the Infinite; to aid those whom they are
to guard, teach, and guide. Nor are they ever away from the
Celestial. They are that Kingdom; whenever and wherever there is
work to do, THERE IS HEAVEN
Whenever an Angel approaches to aid one or many who
spirit states (or earth forms,) the Angel seems to emerge from the
brightness in two forms as previously written: The perfect man, the
woman, and although never separated in purpose or work the
of the two is an adaptation to the condition or state of those to whom
the ministration is given.
During the visits to this Angel's Realm one becomes aware
the most "Reluctant" ones the "Shining" ones, whom one had seen in
states as spirits were now, in their own Realm, Angels. Among the
in their separate personalities, they were centers of groups of Shining
ones who "love their fellow men" and who in Earth forms had led the
Guard of "Pioneers in human progress". Rarely can one in human
perceive the angel so embodied, but oh, what rapture thus while in
Realm to know with more and more awakened perception and understanding
that those who have been ones ideals in human life are among the Angels
In this Realm "Time" and "Space" (all the limitations of
naught; therefore "to be present" Angels do not "wing their way"
leagues upon leagues of space to minister to those whom they guard and
guide, nor does it mean that to "enter" the presence of the Angels in
own Realm (as far as one who is still linked with the earth form can be
thus received) one must be "borne through space" for thousands and
As the Kingdom of heaven is within", so those of the Angelic
their "presence" their ministrations to those for whom they are
And instantaneously (simultaneously) the "message" is received by the
or many for whom it is intended (those in accord with the Angel.)
Nothing in the Service of Physicists or even the
departments of "Psychic Research' can illustrate this perfection of
In their perfect state the Supreme reality is Soul, the
the spirit becomes the illuminating force to reach those in any state.
(Spirits, appointed by the Angel receive and convey it by adaptation)
those prepared receive it as it comes from the Angel--simultaneously
the Volition of the Angel--this is the "word" the "Logos."
This partly explains to our dull and feeble human
oft noted fact that true inspiration never is evolved by any mental
but seems to flash at once into the consciousness of the one inspired
the Inner (Higher) Realm. When, however, the ministration is to reach
or many on earth through the agency of ministering spirits, as is
the case those spirits are chosen who are prepared by adaptation to
the messages from the Angel and communicate them to those on earth for
whom they are intended.
These stages of adaptation show the wisdom of the Heavenly
only in imparting knowledge but to impart only that for which the
are ready. This latter statement reveals more perfectly the wisdom of
'What to withhold is often more important than what to give,
is the range of human comprehension. so feeble the glimmerings of
awakened spiritual perception. "I have many things to tell you
ye cannot bear them now."
"Why can't I know now"? Grown up children are familiar with
of the "pint cup" will not hold a quart of water; "simple arithmetic
geometry;" every human parent and teacher must say often and again!
until you are older," meaning mentally as well as physically; yet human
beings arrayed in their own shadows of self importance metaphorically
the skies and say! "If the Angels know why don't they tell us"?
the people of earth are told, every day, every hour, the messages go
ever and anon, in clarion tones or in soft voiced whisperings the
of the Angels are declared, the truths are announced, but only those
or perceive them who are awakened, who are ready.
'Who sees the glory flaring in the sunset sky? Who hears the
the child upon the street sobbing because of cold and hunger? Not the
interested only in "business" pursuits, not the woman whose only
is "success in society" because of her wealth and adornments.
Neither God nor the Angels ever accepted a challenge like
"If God and the Angels know why do they not tell us"
In their Kingdom of Love and Wisdom, of Knowledge because of
Wisdom, all that is valuable and important to know--as far as this
is covered, is a part of the possessions of the Angels; and here from
all real activities toward and upon the earth proceed, the doing is not
accompanied by the indecision as to method, time and place, as is the
even among the skillful experimenters of earth, for here we learn that
all that is usually considered "doing something" in earth life is but
preparation, the growth toward the state of these Angelic Beings who do
becaus they know.
Block houses for the babies; palaces, churches, prisons for
of older years; lispings of baby lips to frame human speech,
remarks and crude performances of growing children are but
in degree, of the equally imperfect crude and incomplete efforts of
up children and nations. All these stages and conditions of growth have
their final solution here in this Super--Real Realm.
THE ANGELS HASTE NOT THEY DO NOT DELAY: When the
lives that are
enfolding form within are ready the Angels know and perform
work according to the needs of those in their charge.
How transcendently great is THE WORK OF THE ANGELS!
often say in human life, people who consider themselves "intelligent"
of mind": "If the Angels have such Knowledge and power why do they not
stay the hand of the criminal, why do they not stop this cruel war?" or
some other human--that appeals to them as most important. They do not
fully understand that each soul embodied on earth must "work out its
salvation", aided, of course by all the helps the Infinite has
How little is known by mortals of what the Angels really
as a babe receives the care and protection of the loving parents so do
human lives receive appropriate to their own uses, but seldom recognize
the angelic blessings that are the soul of their daily existence.
eyes they see not, having ears they hear not" and having minds they do
not understand the works of the Angels that are all around them; The
"call" and none hear except the few; the Angels "appear" yet none save
those who are illumined, see the stupendous works of the Angels moving,
forward to accomplishment, the ages alone reveal them to the slowly
and unfolding minds of Earth. But all people must grow by experience,
must gain victory by winning it.
There are, indeed, aids--temporary moral and Spiritual helps,
crutches for those in states of moral and spiritual deformity, yet
these states like all other imperfections are to be outgrown from
by overcoming. Divine pity and compassion certainly do abide and
are given in Angel Ministration. Through every stage of human lack of
there is ever the helpfulness from all the lives that have won the
Admonitions, warnings, instruction. Ah when the "Inner Way" is opened
actual growth how clear and plain the path appears that was tangled and
"over grown" when one did not know that the voice from within is
the voice of the Angel, the voice of the Soul. Thus each climbs to the attainment,
to Angelhood by all the steps of Self Conquest.
A MIGHTY PURPOSE
Attention was drawn to a Company of Angelic Beings, Spheral Splendors
that formed a Constellation of rarest radiance, moving upon a vast
of mortals and spirits for a mighty purpose.
No wonders of a "Night of Stars" seen in the firmament above
no constellation of Suns beheld through distances innumerable and
earth enshrouded atmosphere: belted Orion, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, ah,
systems of Suns fade before the glory of that Resplendent Company,
its all-potent influence upon those in Spirit and human states who were
prepared to receive it.
Even these Angels of Earth and Celestial Kingdom, although
by those more Transcendently Glorious Beings, cannot know their full
much less can one enshrouded in earth form and surrounded by earth
attempt to describe their majesty and power!
That which was shown was a Work of Wonder; so vast,
so far reaching,
that it seemed the very Highest Heavens had opened to unite the
and the Earth! The vast Angel Company poured its Light upon those
were to receive it, through the Angelic states of Earth, through those
in spirit states that could be illumined, to One upon the
wearing the human form who had gathered such lives as were ready; these
with one accord, Angels, Spirits, those in human forms and the One
who was their leader, were moved upon by that all conquering Angelic
Those upon Earth who were thus prepared were borne to
of Enthusiasm and of doing; the realization of an all time Dream,
an Ideal of the Ages; others in human life, half turned to the
but were sad because they could not follow; others mockingly derided
theme and the Workers--yet, far within, knowing its truth; while larger
numbers did not even know of the theme, the Movement, nor the
AH, THE ANGELS KNEW They did pour out the "Flaming
Fire" of their
Truth through the states of Angels, Spirits, Mortals who were ready!
they are succeeding! The Work is to be Accomplished!
As written in the foregoing, those in the shadow states do
know when such a "Movement" is in existence.
Lives of the All Glorious Light, tracings of the perfect
interlacing, interblending and pervading the lives of the Illuminated
indicate, to those who can perceive, the Stupendous Work
that is being borne forward. Sometimes a work is accomplished
a MIGHTY SWIRL
A purpose and power that sweep in and through the lives of
of a people, or of nations; or a portion of the people among all the
of the Earth. In such a "Movement" there is a great upheaval,
tottering and falling of Kingdoms and thrones (of Kings and Rulers) and
a Great Day Dawn for Humanity
"The former things pass away"; the New Heavens and the New
AN EMBODIED ANGEL
I beheld a shaft of Light extending from Angelic state to one
in Earth form; endowed with such wonderful gifts that all the elements
of Earth and air seemed obedient to his command.
He ever worked in harmony with the "laws of Nature" where
were known, but in his higher range of activity of mind and spirit he
other "laws" and more subtle elements not previously known, and he knew
the way to apply them to the uses of his fellow mortals. As he worked I
beheld the higher Angelic Source of his illumination, sending a
and splendor of such transcendent Light and Power that I marveled that
it did not penetrate even the dull human vision of those who were near
him in human forms. Yet the future years, perhaps ages, alone can
all the wonderful work of the wonderful Life.
HIGHER AND STILL HIGHER!
There are degrees of Angelic states in the Heavens of the Earth, and
these were perceived to extend in vast encircling spheres of Glorified
Beings (onward-upward-inward-outward?) until they meet and are merged
some degree with SUPERIOR BEINGS FROM A MORE ADVANCED PLANET of
our Solar System.
While the more advanced Angels of Earth and of the Higher
seem to live and work in a reflected glory, but are their own
living, working in the radiance and through them Knowledge from
those still Higher states, those more perfect ones who
upon and illuminate the shining Angels of Earth, and far, FAR, FAR
in the innermost and UTTERMOST states of ARCH ANGELS must be
who hold THE KEYS OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNIVERSE!
The Angel Guide (Mother Love, Father Wisdom) ever in these
experiences drew one more and more into the WORK OF THE
For, as previously written, in that Realm is the Origin
real Work. Things which must be solved or attempted in the
state in the Experimental Crises of Experience are here solved
the Divine Alembic of the' Soul (Love and Wisdom) are possessions.
"Problems" that must be "computed" in the one perfect
Science of Earth
(Mathematics) are known in the Angel state. Even in the imparted light
or perception awakened by the Angel Guide one found it possible to
that the "perplexing problems" of the human state are solved;
they are not. The Angel way is the only way of release from
and we have the assurance that all, Souls find that Way by GROWTH
WITHIN: Conquest, Victory, Attainment! All this is perfectly
clear and plain when one is in the unclouded, uncontaminated, (and
light of that Realm Radiant, but cannot be known when one is passing
the Shadows of Earth Experiences.
A Splendor drew us by that attraction instantly known to the
The ensphering radiance enfolded us and I was enabled to perceive.
THE ANGEL OF A CAUSE known on Earth; One who through
obloquy and persecution carried forward a GREAT WORK on and on
fulfillment. Even in Earth life and spirit state one could realize the
majesty and beauty of such a life; its simplicity, its singleness of
its humility yet its wonderful Power in the exposure of 'WRONG,
in the presentation of RIGHT. One fain would follow the
of John upon Patmas when he beheld the Angel in the Apocalyptic vision,
fall down and worship, but one must "worship God." The communion thus
was of those Great and Vital themes that now engage the Angel and the
of Shining Ones who are bearing them forward in the Spirit and Earth
When thus illuminated and inspired in the Sphere of the REAL
How one longs to hasten with "swift sandalled feet" to bear
Message to the world: The Love and Wisdom that mean Justice, Freedom,
Peace, but one is admonished.
The Angels can Work.
The Angels can Wait.
They perceive, they know, they do. They
are not discouraged, they are unafraid, undismayed--that human
and progress seem so Slow. In that Transcendent state and its
Communion one knows that a day, a century, an age
of earthly time count as naught in the Soul's Eternity!
Thus one becomes approximately able to perceive Group after
these Celestial Beings, these Refulgent Ones, and to know the themes
wonders of the works they perform. The mists that enshroud earth minds,
the dimness of the spiritual perception of most of those immersed in
and "Sense", in preoccupation by material things do not permit
a suggestion of what those themes and works might be. But a will be
when enfoldment and growth make ready the human lives that are to
Sphere upon Sphere, unnumbered Hosts of Orbed Splendors! (If
could be used how they would fail! Eyes would be blinded, ears could
hear; and the mind which is adjusted to Earth's limitations would
and fail upon the very verge of its attempt to understand!)
If Beauty is form and color then
would it utterly
vanish before the Soul of it, and rarest Symphonies of Earth
would be discord and sink away in the Divine RAPTURE OF CELESTIAL
not of it one could, in some degree know its uneffable,
delight, all born of the Love which is Being.
Wisdom which is Doing.
A LIGHT FROM BEYOND
From beyond the farthermost, uttermost of those Angelic States that
one was permitted to perceive or of which one could have perception,
was a flashing of SUPER-LIGHT
See Foot Note Below]
So intensely brilliant so far more transcendently Radiant
that in its
glory even the highest Angelic States of Earth seemed dim, and from the
Earth, even from one in human form a similar brilliance responded
the Angels with an added glory. "This
the Guide" is a message from Mars.
As you have been taught the Angel and
states of Mars are as far in advance of the Spirit and Angel states of
Earth as is the planet and as are its inhabitants superior in
to those of Earth."
"The dazzling Line of Light
a life embodied in Earth form for a particular Work, it was a message
from an Angel of MARS, to one (also from
thus embodied, Angels of Earth are made participants in such messages
work, when they are prepared and appointed by the higher ones to aid
work; but if Angels of Earth are not ready and have no part
in the work they may not even know the message is Sent. (So explained
Angel Guide) 'that which one might, if aided, perceive as "light",
to those in this Realm who are chosen for the work would be the
communication." Higher and still Higher; Inner and still more
Resplendence crowning Resplendence! If human vision falls and fails
the' noonday brightness of the sun of our Solar System, what must
even the Innermost perception when such All Glorious states of Being
even partly revealed? How more than doubly futile any attempt at
the added glory of those more perfect states! What language, what
can reveal those Celestial Beings who were moving upon Angelic states
Earth, and upon a mighty Life on Earth for a mighty Work?
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"No human Spirit, whether embodied or in spirit states of Earth, can
be made to know (understand) the states of those in spirit or Angel
of planets more advanced than Earth; even MARS,
next in the order of planets (from the sun) beyond Earth is so superior
in Spiritual unfoldment that only the highest Angels of Earth can
and receive somewhat of the ministrations from that Realm.
There are no terms yet existing in the continually increasing
of Earth Scientists to express even the material conditions of that
much less are there words thoughts or mental perceptions capable of
or even imagining the spirit and angel states of the higher
beyond the orbit of Mars."
(Even as I write these feeble words, the brilliant radiance
is gleaming in the sky--and over the south-eastern horizon Sirius--that
distant sun of splendor glows and scintillates with such radiance that
one trembles to even dream what are the Kingdoms of Divine
associated with those higher planets---and still higher; those
distant Suns that can transform even the sky of earthly vision into
a dome of Wonder!) The Angel Guide had said, and the teaching had been
previously given, that the chosen (prepared) Angels of Earth may know
import of the message that some messenger from Mars gives to Earth when
there is need and preparation on Earth for the message to be given.
during a rare period like that herein seen, such a messenger visits the
Earth in human guise.
We have no key in mortal life to reveal the personality
messenger from Mars who may be in our
but the (shaft of) "light" that was shown in this vision
was so unlike that of any of the Angels of Earth; scintillating,
gleaming in the dim night of Earth's beclouded spiritual atmosphere
resplendence as seems to belong to the planet itself when seen through
the clearest physical atmosphere that Earth ever knows.
was that line of light shown in this overwhelming vision connecting One
on Earth with One in the Martian Spheres. "A Martian is embodied in
form at the present time. No human being, no Spirit of Earth, none but
the Angels who are aiding in the work being performed by that
VISITANT FROM MARS
can know the personality of that
one, nor can
they know the work being accomplished. A group of
Angels who are aiding in that work are also in human forms. They are
with the Higher Angels in Earth's Celestial Kingdom and receive the
that are to bear forward the work.
A MARTIAN NEVER FAILS
(Except in some supreme illustration that is to show the Success
The time, the Earth, and the condition of the people are
the Martian appears, whether he comes as a Nemesis or as a MESSENGER
Peace and JOY. "Thus spake the Angel Guide.
Supreme as were the states revealed in this entire
how paltry seem the things so engrossed to human lives; struggles,
self seeking; aims of pride, ambition and the weak and vapid things
"mirth" and "pleasure;" all seem like the petty bickerings and play of
little children that the kindly teachers and loving parents are called
upon to adjust. Yet even. in these infantile conditions--alike of
and people--are enfolded the future of each spirit, the coming forth of
the soul, with outward activity and triumph and the ultimate expression
of the Angel.
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'No one" the Guide further explained "can light an earth
taper in the
glorious radiance of Mars or of the Angel Realm of earth and hope to
by searching for this Resplendent Being now embodied upon earth; the
man" whom the ancient philosopher sought might be more easily
As in a dungeon long closed the vapors extinguish an external light, so
this heavenly brightness can be seen only by those whose aura sphere is
their own light and these can illumine from within and perceive from
Transcendent the Luminous One abides in the dark and noisome atmosphere
One having seen a glimpse of the "light" of that state might
"light", were it shown when one is in the human state; but that cannot
The "Line of Light" from the Martian
of souls to one on the earth
as an illustration that the transmission of messages to prepared
from prepared ministrants is unbroken, cannot be disturbed by
surrounding or, intermediate mental or spiritual states. In fact the
is instantaneous, and can only reach the one to whom it is sent.
Ah! how futile is the pen, how inadequate' human language,
and circumscribed the scope of earthly power to portray even a
of these supernal states! The words indeed are here; but the essence
soul of the experience is untranscribable!
To have been thus at the very portals, within the ante
chamber of the
Inner Shrine of the Kingdom Celestial, to know that the "Holy of
there--just within, and to realize that the words and sentences, of
pages are not telling, cannot tell that which was unfolded and
in the enrapturing, ecstatic spheres of "Light," that every step toward
attainment such as the Angels know must be from within, and to realize
that even the permitted Vision and, visitation is an adaptation! Ah,
dearly beloved friends who read these imperfect pages--remember; one
describe the Kingdom Celestial.
Yet even as one ever must return in thought, in sweetest and
reminiscence to the scenes most beautiful, the occasions most dear and
sacred, in earth life, so one cannot fall to return--it is an abiding
presence,--to the ineffable this beatific experience and try to impart
somewhat of the Soul of it to those who read these pages,
well aware that nothing of its glory can be portrayed, but that which
reader brings is the beauty that will be received.
This Kingdom forever abides, is the primal and final
possession of all
Souls; is the Innermost and Uttermost of that, which, follows the
with the conquest over time and sense, is Divine attainment.
The artist of earth is baffled when he attempts to reproduce
the gorgeous sunset; the tints and tones and cloud pictures change and
fade before he can even put his brush to canvas; the mind picture above
remains, but--here, here in this Realm of Divine Realities where the Soul
of All Beauty is forever and ever "eternal in the Heavens," all
that is perfect abides forever and ever, and is of God; of the Soul!
must not despair if human language fails, if it were adequate, if it could
portray these themes, then the perfect, the Divine, the eternal would
These experiences were for respite, for instruction, and to
mortals as far as feeble human power would permit.
THE MESSAGE OF THE ANGELS
Ever, ever is that message at the doors of human life, alas! too often
THE SUPREME MESSAGE IS, THAT THE ANGELS, IN THEIR STATE OF
AND WISDOM ARE UNCONSCIOUS OF THEIR SURPASSING SPLENDOR.
Attainment of perfections knows no self laudation,
praise, self congratulation.
Divine Compassion, perfect helpfulness in the time, place
and to the
condition needed, aid to spirits and mortals by the perfect plan of
These are their manifestations of perfection.
The higher and more perfect the Angels, the greater is their
their commiseration and pitying Love for those amid the shadows, and
great the joy, of Being and Doing.
The next Great Message brought with me to the outer world
ANGELS CAN WORK: ANGELS CAN WAIT.
So simple is the illustration that "he who runs may
The seed is sown by the farmer in the best soil under the
available, (according to his knowledge) he cannot force the growth; he
must wait for sunshine and shadow and rain to cause the seeds to
and grow and "ripen unto the harvest." "Doing something" to that
field of grain would mar or destroy it.
Another illustration, familiar in our human states: the
child is taught
the rudiments of expression of whatever knowledge is adapted to the
It would be worse than folly to try to teach that which is beyond the
of the child--mentally, morally, and physically--the state of each
child, however, being duly considered, requiring different
both as to methods and that which is taught.
In the Angel states, where Knowledge seems to have its
as far as earth lives are concerned, the Angel Teachers know, What
teach; When to teach. They know the seed time growth and harvest of
those minds (spirits) to whom they are the Guardians and
They know how to wait for growth, and to foster that growth in all
ways, (ways that shall not interfere with true unfoldment from within).
The shadows and sunshine, the storms and struggles in earth states are
to be outgrown and overcome.
Above and beyond all is THE LOVE AND WISDOM
OF THE ANGELS.
Their 'state of perfection is the function of their perfect
the work they perform is the REAL WORK OF THE WORLD
Perfect knowledge and the perfect application of that
knowledge to the
real uses (experiences) of life is The Real Work. The ministration is
the lives in their charge, aiding, waiting for the growth toward and
All this, and a thousand times more, was perceived and borne
treasure house of the spirit, to come forth at need in ones own human
or in aiding others,-- as, possibly this writing may do--to bear
and do their part as step by step each one must go on and over
stony, thorny and upward way.
THE ANGELIC VISION
Widened, deepened, became more and more surprisingly glorious with
the radiance that came from the Higher Angels.
Sphere on Sphere of Orbed Splendors moving upon the Angel
states of Earth, the radiance ever more and more resplendently bright,
the Angelic Beings more and more gloriously perfect.
Far, far in the innermost, the uttermost of all that the
could perceive were the
The ALL COMPASSIONAL ONES, who wore the garments of Earth in
"Similitude of the sons of men.
Beyond the Arch Angels, could be perceived the
GREAT DIVINE TEACHER Saying:
"Come unto me 'all ye that are weary and heavily laden and
I will give you rest."
"A new Commandment I give unto you that ye Love One
"Be ye Perfect even as your Father in Heaven is
* NOTE: Now
in The CORA .L.V. RICHMOND ARCHIVES
book was published--nearly one year before Cora passed, called:
Click This Link: THE
PLANET MARS AND ITS INHABITANTS By IROS URIDES--A Martian
Written down and published by J.L. Kennon--A Northern California
Above you will have noticed that Cora published only PART
I of MY
EXPERIENCES WHILE OUT OF THE BODY And
My Return After Many Days in 1915, soon after having her
Body Experiences. During this time while out of her
body and in the Celestial realms,
Cora was shown by her Guardian the preparation work of a Martian for
Martian /Martians here on earth. This work, a presentation, was
to be given in the very near future. This editor suspects the work is
the little book: THE
PLANET MARS AND ITS INHABITANTS. Cora had
witnessed a Martian's announcement a few years before the northern
County Judge, J.L. Kennon began receiving this work. J.L. Kennon has
not named the medium who received this work. But this
editor understands it must have been a medium of very high spirituality
and maybe for some reason unknown, Cora would not allow Part II of MY
EXPERIENCES WHILE OUT THE BODY... to be published until
right after her
in January 1923. Perhaps to allow no interference to be caused to
spiritual book, THE
as a stand-alone work until it was safely published in February
On reading the work, it becomes clear, this is a glimpse of our
destiny where decadent religious belief systems of today will be left
when it will be well known that 'All
KNOWLEDGE OF GOD COMES FROM
At this time, this editor feels it does not matter too much
what Earth people think they know about Mars; it is far too soon to
know what is truth or fiction that we are receiving today in the early
21st Century. But we should hold this in equal balance until the time
comes when it would be possible to prove these statements about Mars.
NASA is making new finds quite frequently about Mars. It
seems that what is now a desert on Mars, has been suggested there are
signs as to what could have happened in less than a century of our
earth time. In the end it may well be that IROS URIDES, the Martian was correct about
Mars for the time when the informational work was given to Judge Kennon
and published in 1922.
Somehow it does not
equate that such a well respected Judge as
Kennon would put out a fictitious book on Mars . The Mars book was NOT
about us going to Mars but to help us be higher spiritual beings and
aspire to a better quality of knowledge of how to live in peace and