Archives of The Eloists
By Walter DeVoe – 1928
Most people do not realize that they receive impressions that emanate from the realms of spirit on a frequent basis. Most people do not realize that they frequently have feelings and impressions that are caused by the presence of human spirits. Most attribute these thoughts, urges and sensations to physical causes, but as they come to understand the facts of the spiritual worlds and realize that their own spirit selves are already living in the realms of spirit, they begin to realize that they have been suffering under an illusion of separateness. Once this is fully realized then, and only then, can they fully appreciate the importance of studying and practicing the things we teach. The details of the path may be varied, but in a general sense there is no other way to become a spiritual success in conquering the destructive influences caused by the presence of a world of undeveloped spirits.When they go into a shopping center, for example, they encounter the mental atmosphere created by a multitude of earth plane spirits. When conditions are particularly vexatious for whatever reasons, it can leave them feeling weakened or depressed for hours afterward because they have clothed themselves unconsciously with the mental atmosphere of those they contacted. If there are twenty people greedily excited at a bargain counter, there are about the mental atmosphere of that group perhaps hundreds of greedy spirits enjoying the same excitement and living again in contact with those mortals who are on the same mental wavelength. Only a well organized pleroma of angels, whose protection can be gained only through faithful co-operation with their Purpose, have the power to shield mortals from the debilitating effects of the lower spiritual realms.
When mortals enter any area or building where the frenzy of mundane excitements can be found, they will also be subjected to the presence of earth-bound spirits. This can include anything from the obvious, such as casinos, bars and mardi-gras to the not-so-obvious, such as banks, stock exchanges and boardrooms. The hordes of spirits who passed their time while in the body with just such excitable daily activities are drawn into that mental atmosphere and they continue their old habits of living over again from day to day the same mental life they had in the past. As a result, hundreds of such spirits may attach themselves to mortals that frequent the same haunts. Spirits of gamblers, for example, are the source of many of the hunches, impressions and dreams that mortal gamblers experience. The problem is that these spirits are in a state of declension that affects their astral bodies in a negative way, almost like a disease. As a result they absorb vortex-ya (or the life essence) from the mortals whom they are with, and so the people who habitually follow these activities gradually become depleted of the vitality necessary for the spiritual health of their astral beings. As a result of this depletion of mental energy they often begin to experience depression, nervousness, neurosis, or even chronic physical ailments such as neuralgias, fatigue, lowered resistance, or auto-immune diseases. The specialized work of our organization over the years has made us acutely aware of the devitalizing influence of the hordes of undeveloped spirits who remain in the mental atmosphere about the places in which they worked, dined or played while they were in mortality.
In the atmosphere of a bank, for example, you will find the spirits of bankers who are still concerned with the affairs of this world for they have never learned to appreciate anything else. Those who did not develop aspirations and desires above a greed for gain naturally remain in the same state of mind in which they were in this world. The spirits of gluttons and drunkards will be found in the mental atmosphere of the places devoted to feasting and drinking. Dance halls and palatial hotels which are materially grandiose and imposing often house a spiritual atmosphere that is tainted by the presence of countless multitudes of sensual, gluttonous and excitement craving spirits. In such an atmosphere people are often swayed by the desire for self-gratification because of their close proximity to the mentality of such spirits.
It is unfortunate that most religious leaders and institutions are unaware of the reality of these conditions and have therefore been of little use in raising people’s awareness of this important spiritual principle. It is also an unfortunate reality that those who are most ignorant of the circumstances are the same ones who are most subject to the detrimental effects of these mental and spiritual conditions. Because these principles are not understood by the teachers of ethics, metaphysics, religion, or psychology, there is no effort made to educate and protect children and adults from these universal and commonplace darkening spiritual conditions that breed much of the distress under which most of humanity suffers both mentally and physically.
These pictures of the spiritual condition of the world in which we live will help you to understand how important it is to help raise the awareness of others to appreciate the influence of the unseen realms on our quality of life. The work we do strives to not only reveal the spiritual causes of human suffering, but also to reveal the cure as well. We also work to open people’s awareness of their potential to create on earth as the angels create in heaven. The world’s people need to be made aware of their own Inherent Divinity as co-creators with their Creator. They need to become aware of the Host of Angels who stand ready to help when we learn to recognize their presence and work cooperatively with them in unity of Purpose.
Through the development of an intuitive perception of the Will of the Creator and of the Purpose and Method of the “Government” of Heaven, we have learned in some measure how to fulfill the spiritual and physical conditions necessary to gain inspiration and protection from the angelic realms of peace and order. Through cooperation with the angels, one can learn how to bless and benefit others more abundantly.
We believe that in the work we do, we are well protected by a Host of Angels. Were we not protected, we would soon be depressed and debilitated by the thousands of dark spirits who have been drawn into our crescent as we work to lift them into the presence and influence of more capable and loving hands above.
Early in our learning process, before we learned to attain to the organized protective power of the angels, we too suffered from the effects of selfish, hateful and opposing spirits of darkness who thwarted our efforts to change the spiritual condition of low plane spirits as well as their friends, families and even mediums on the earth. These spirits did not want to be disturbed in their control of human minds, nor did they want to be removed to purer realms more conducive to their growth. At times their resistance can be vicious. We both saw and felt the great opposition from the inhabitants of the lower spiritual realms. We also saw people who tried to teach and help humanity while not understanding these principles succumb to the depressing or debilitating influence of these realms of selfish spirits without ever discovering the cause of their failure. Seeing these spiritual causes for many of the woes of humanity motivated us to seek the Wisdom of the angels which would show us how to overcome these realms of destructive spirits. We were shown through a variety of avenues of spiritual revelation that there are ways in which people who are yet bound to the limitations of the mortal plane can work actively, consciously and cooperatively with the Angelic Hosts. Such groups of people can function as an anchor or conduit through which the Angelic Hosts may more readily contact and influence the lowest states of human thought and feeling.
By years of devotion to the will and wisdom of the Creator, we have found a mechanism that has the potential to significantly influence one of the root causes of the chaos in our world. When enough people become aware of the fundamental principles of Truth, of their oneness with their Creator and the principles that logically follow from this realization, then will our world be transformed into that which we all know can be, but has as yet eluded our grasp.