In Part One, I addressed the ‘efficiency of justice’ and the interdependence of all things. Part Two explores the concept of an ‘ideal’ civilization. In From the Mundane to the Magnificent, author Vera Stanley Alder describes autobiographic events that took place in rural England during World War II, where she had regular meetings with an advanced human being called Raphael*. He showed her how to ‘leave her body’ to see and explore the similar, if not identical, energetic structures of an atom, a human body and a solar system, illustrating that everything is interconnected, alive and has a consciousness on different levels. He also showed her a vision of what life could (and will?) be like, if people were to live as intimate and benevolent servants of nature instead of as ignorant exploiters.
Alder describes the landscape as seen from above: Beautiful scenery of the countryside that followed the natural contours of the land, with no hedged-in fields denoting property boundaries. There seemed to be no ploughed fields and no cattle. Animals could occasionally be seen wandering at large in family groups. But there were no ugly towns, billboards or railway junctions because the railway transport was all underground. The airship in which Alder and her companion travelled was propelled by a clean form of atomic energy, noiseless, fumeless and very economical, “drawn from the air itself and stored and released by means of the manipulation of vibrations and colour rays”, as Raphael explained. Public highways were beautiful ‘garden roads’, bordered by grasses, cereals, salad plants and herbs, which all people tended and planted with enthusiasm and delight. Rich stretches of fruit bushes and fruit trees were flanked by forests with a preponderance of nut trees. There was no large-scale cropping. The biochemistry of all plants and their action on the soil was carefully studied, and planting was always mixed, so that one type of plant helped another. This prevented pests and soil deficiencies. In all this wealth of harvest, with bees, butterflies and birds, everywhere people were observed to be happy, studying the soil together, planning the care of their joint land. …
Raphael describes how evolution must go on and although mankind, with its free-will, has determined to learn its lessons the hard way, the almost intolerable suffering and degradation thus engendered will stir and bring all that has been repressed to the surface. Being shown our present state so clearly, a great worldwide reaction of revulsion and aspiration will take place and root out our terrible complacency. “The power of this spiritual revolution will reorient the total attitude of humanity to such a pitch that the whole world atmosphere — or aura — will change. This change will enable the greatest event in world history to take place.” …
“Of what will the teachings consist, Raphael?” “They will give understanding of the human being’s real function on this planet, of his techniques in helping with the evolution of all the kingdoms in nature; with international relationships and the new world economics”; and they will give understanding of modes of living that would lead to a kind of world organism — rather than a world government — and a global religion in which “each faith will find its rightful place”.
Asking what she (Alder) could do to help, Raphael said to quietly make it known through writing, speaking and teaching — but only to those who seek.
* Benjamin Creme answers:
Q. (1) Is Raphael, in the book From the Mundane to the Magnificent by Vera Stanley Alder, a Master of Wisdom? (2) Was he a disciple of a Master working on the inner planes?
BC: (1) No. (2) Yes. (Share International, October 2011)