Re: Angels & Communication
Sep 11, 1996 12:43 PM
by Bee Brown
At 08:51 AM 11/09/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Did you have the good fortune of working with Geoffrey Hodson? He is one
>of the few true occultists who had done a lot of work and is held in very
>high esteem by TS members all over the world. If you had worked with him,
>it would be very invaluable to write down your experiences/observations.
>Just a thought.
I found this lovely little quote from G Hodson in one of Vitvans books.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
..As a result of this and other attempts to understand the processes of
growth, I have come to the following conclusions:
In the heart of every seed is a living centre, which contains the stored-up
results of previous seasons as a vibratory possibility. Apparently the
awakening, or stirring of the life in due season produces sound. This sound
is heard throughout the elemental regions where the builders answer the call
to labour. Every type of growth, whether of stem, shoot, leaf or flower
appears to have its own note, or call, to which the appropriate
nature-spirit 'builder' must respond. This sound also has a form-producing
activity, and is, probably, the means by which the archetypal form is
translated to the etheric level where it becomes the etheric mould.
Some of the results of this vibration appear to be:
(1) To separate and insulate a portion of the atmosphere round the seed.
(2) To call the builders, who, entering the specialized sphere, are enabled
to materialise on the sub-plane in which they have to work.
(3) To set the matter within the sphere vibrating, at the required rate, and
to specialise it, in readiness for the work of the builders.
(4) Probably also to materialise the archetypal form into an etheric mould.
New vibrations are introduced, as leaf, shoot, stem and flower are to be
built, so that the corresponding free matter is affected, and the
corresponding builder is called and set to work on the appropriate matter.
The vibration, or sound, appears to radiate, not only from the life centre,
from which it first springs in due season, but also from every embryo cell.
The corresponding builder absorbs the appropriate matter, i.e., that which
is responding to the same vibration as himself and the cell he is building,
and transforms it by association with himself into a suitable condition; he
changes it from free to specialised material and discharges it, atom by
atom, to the cell from which the sound is being uttered, building it into
the etheric model. The vibrating cell acts as a magnet and draws the newly
arrived material to its appropriate position, so that the cell is gradually
enlarged until it reaches its limit of possible expansion; it then divides,
and a new cell is gradually built up by a repetition of the process.
While the material is in close association with the builder, it is not only
specialised to suit the requirements of the cell, but it is given the light
vibration to which the builder naturally responds, i.e., it is coloured.
In the early stages, when only the green shoot is appearing, the builders of
a certain order are employed; tiny etheric creatures, appearing as points of
light. Leaf and stem seem to be the field of their labours. Each change in
structure and colour calls for another set of builders.
When the flower-stem and flower are to be built, a new set of builders
arrives on the scene. Apparently these are more advanced, for, on their
arrival, the whole process of growth is quickened and stimulated.
They work in precisely the same way, and, as soon as coloration is to begin,
the fairies proper appear and implant their special rate of vibration,
changing the white and green into the particular colour corresponding to the
note which called them and by which they work.
These last are sufficiently advanced to be fully aware of their task and to
find great pleasure in its joyous performance, and they take immense pride
in the growing 'child' under their care.
They remain in close attendance, as each new petal and bud opens, until the
structure is complete and the task of the builders is finished. They are
conscious and appreciative of the admiration of human beings for their work;
but, on our approach they seem to plead that the flower shall not be
injured. If it is cut they will follow it into the room and stay with it for
When the completely flowered condition is reached the full chord is sounding
forth, and, could we but hear it, our gardens would have an additional joy.
We do not, however, hear that chord, though it may be that, in some cases,
we contact it as a scent. We may smell the sound!
As the life force is withdrawn, the notes die down, and a reversal takes
place. Processes of great intricacy appear to begin, as, bereft of the
controlling and guiding force, the process of decay sets in.
It is worthy of note that, in the instinctive labour of absorption and
discharge, the builders, who are said to be on the same line of evolution as
the bees, perform a function closely analogous to theirs when they travel
abroad for honey and then convey and discharge it into the cells of the
From the Introduction to
Fairies at Work and at Play
Observed by Geoffrey Hodson
Member Theosophy NZ, TI.
Logic is a systematic method of coming to
the wrong conclusion with confidence.
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