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The following is a review of an excellent
book, Recits d'un voyageur de l'Astral, by Anne and Daniel Meurois-Givaudan.
The book begins with Daniel going out of his body
and arriving in the landscape of a forest. He meets his guide who is of
medium height, has a long face and long skull, small eyes and a faint bluish
skin color. Later in the book his guide explains him that he (the guide)
has never lived physically on earth. He did have a physical existence on
a far away planet. In his last incarnation, in another era, he took part
in a colonization on the planet earth, as an religious adviser. After he
arrived on the astral plane (or died) he continued with his work on earth
and with its spiritual development.
On another day, Daniel finds himself in meadow.
His guide explains that he has arrived in the world of the deceased. Although
we call them deceased or dead, actually they are still living as if they
were on the physical plane, but now in an astral world. There are people
walking around in different costumes, depending on the time frame of their
last lives on earth. After having spent some time on the astral plane, the
soul eventually feels itself attracted again to the physical world, because
it has not freed itself yet completely from its physical ties. With its
re-incarnation it will be assisted by beings who are specialized in this
Daniel and his guide walk towards a beautiful building.
His guide explains that the building, reminiscent of the time of Atlantis,
is a kind of public place, where they study the case of certain persons
in this area of the astral world. Their file is being studied in order to
orient them for their next incarnation. Daniel and his guide walk up to
a group of beings who will be state leaders in their next incarnation. These
beings have come together to create a new type of civilization. They are
not wise people (present mankind would not accept wise men as leaders),
but beings intelligent and without personal ambition. They were chosen because
In his next astral projection, his guide explains
that astral projection is an active thing in contrast to mediums who are
passive. Mediums from spiritism circles focus their energies on the lower
astral realms, while holy men or saints, who are also passive, focus on
the higher astral realms and even on the spiritual realms.
Life on the Astral Plane
When a slight breeze moves the tops of the astral
trees, Daniel expresses his wonder about the fact that there is a wind in
the astral world. His guides explains that everything on earth you will
also find in the astral world, except for thunderstorms, tornados, or violent
weather. The beings in the astral world only want peace and harmony. The
human soul generally is attracted by the beautiful and the good. There no
wars, no quarrels as no two beings who not in harmony with each other can
live in the same astral realm. The souls here want to rest from their previous,
physical life. After a while they will get bored with their environment
because all their wishes are immediately fulfilled. Then they start to widen
their knowledge, to improve themselves and to prepare themselves for another
life on earth.
The Lower Astral Worlds
The conversation turns to the lower astral worlds.
Daniel once had an awful out-of-the-body-experience in which he was traveling
through a grey mud of monster-like beings with rooting bodies, evil eyes
and awful cries. His guides explains this happened because of fear that
can arise when leaving the physical body. Fear lowers the vibration of the
astral body and thus it travels through the lower astral worlds. In the
lower astral worlds are also the elementals, which are the astral projections
of nature forces, like the fairies, gnomes etc. Here you can also find the
'shadows', which are deceased people who are very slow in making their transition.
In general it is better not to contact these worlds as there are too many
They walk along and arrive at a mountain. At the
foot of this mountain beings meet who govern everything that evolves in
the astral world. It is one of their meeting places. They have been trained
by other higher beings from past epochs of mankind. They also make decisions
about certain astral buildings and hospitals. The astral hospitals are for
the recently deceased who need a kind of astral sleep to refresh themselves
for their new lives. They are also for the souls who have been drug addicts
in their earthly life. Their addiction caused an artificial personality
split and a disrupted astral body. The people who work in the astral hospitals
usually have been in the medical profession on earth. Here they want to
continue and expand their practice and knowledge. The astral body has the
same organization as the physical body, it is by way of speaking a double.
They walk into another landscape where there is
a building in the shape of a dome. It contains a part of the history of
mankind in the form of statues of many highly evolved beings who have once
lived on earth to preach cosmic love emanating from the Divine. The purpose
of this 'museum' is the study of the development of religions on earth.
Many souls who incarnate with a spiritual task spent some time in this building.
The statues are from all races and people on earth. Some of them even date
from antediluvian times.
The Fall and the Original Sin
Daniel's guide now starts talking about the difference
between 'the fall' and 'the original sin'. There are two different things.
The fall of man is a cosmic event, while the original sin is an event at
a certain time. The fall implies a movement from above to below, from God
to what is not God, or from Light to darkness, from more to less, or in
other words, spirit became matter. This movement is necessary for the cosmos
to bear life. Usually religions represent this movement in the form of a
circle. It is a cyclic stream, moving from one direction to another and
back, forming the universal motor and source of the entire universe. In
come cultures this is symbolized by Ouroboros, the serpent which bites in
its tail. The fluid in which the energy circulates is the astral light.
Each thought created by God immediately distance itself from Him, moving
from the spiritual to the material. This is the fall which is continuous
creation. The fall was and is necessary for a being to learn about the material
worlds in order to become conscious of its true nature, and to eventually
return to its true source.
The Pyramid Hospital
Daniel now finds himself in a huge park with big
willow-like trees and meadows full of little flowers. In the park is a hospital,
not like we know here on earth, but a place where deceased people can get
rest and recharge themselves. It is the form of a pyramid. The shape of
a pyramid makes it a condenser of cosmic energies. The most important force
thus concentrated is the astral light with its life particles. His guide
explains that the pyramid of Cheops (in Egypt) has been built by representatives
of another world in cooperation with the Altanteans. When they walk up the
building, Daniel notices that it is made out of crystal-like material, resembling
aluminum but at the same time shimmering with numerous sparks. They enter
through a triangular opening. The corridors are not level, as his guide
explains. Everything in the pyramid is functional and does not follow symmetry
or rationality, but it all depends on the position relative to the building
itself. Due to the concentrated energies within, no two places are the same.
Therefore, every room is different and is used for certain types of healing.
The most serious damage to the astral body is treated in a room in the top
of the pyramid (corresponding to the King's Chamber in the Cheop's pyramid).
Daniel goes out of his body again and finds himself
in an astral lagoon by a colorful sea. He asks his guide if he has a home
in the astral world. No, he says, he usually resides in the astral forest
with the giant flowers that they have visited previously. His real home
is the light of the soul and the upper astral worlds. He does not need a
home. He has chosen the life he is living now for a certain period, then
he will go to the Father and to another self. At this time he lives in the
higher astral realms of humans. He explains that there is not just one astral
world, but many, as each world or planet has its own astral realm. Beings
like him, who are from another planet but work here in the earthly astral
realm still maintain the connection with the astral world of their home
The Memory of the Universe
Daniel finds himself reliving the life of another
person in a past century. He is reliving an episode from the Russian revolution.
Then he finds himself in the astral world again with his guide, who explains
what has happened to him. Daniel has tapped into the memory of the universe.
One does have to be invited, by higher astral beings, to be able to read
the memory of the akashic records as it is also called. Many people would
be able to do so, but are not aware of it.
After leaving the mountain the guide turns the conversation
to extraterrestrial beings. Humans have always known of extraterrestrial
people, and in a certain sense are descendants of them. The earth and humans
have been given a lot by other other worlds. In the earliest time of the
earth, men from a far distant planet changed the earth's evolution. Man
was brought to earth by beings from space. He has never been an ape. He
did not evolve from animals or plants, but his physical appearance has not
always been the same. The guide leads Daniel back into the mountain and
the sphere-like room. Daniel being in the center of the room goes back to
a very distant past on earth. He is reliving a scene out of the life of
a person at that time. He finds himself in a metal room with other people.
Some are naked and some have a cloth around the waist. They are all calm.
A sliding door opens and sunlight enters the room. They leave the room and
step into a wide green plain with mountains in the distance. Now he notices
that the people are short, very pale, but bluish in skin color. Taller beings
dressed in orange, and obviously the leaders, lead them in a particular
direction. When he looks back he sees that they actually have left an elliptical
machine of about two hundred meters (six hundred feet) long. It is grey
and smooth and is creating a yellowish halo that is growing more intense,
finally the space ship lifts off into the sky with a thundering noise.
More Teachings about ET's and Humanity
Extraterrestrial beings work harmoniously with the
spiritual world, and often it is difficult to say where the spiritual world
begins. Some things look spiritual but they are not. For example, antimatter
is the opposite of matter but has nothing to do with the spirit. Some manifestations
of UFO's, some flying machines, come from a world of antimatter. The earth
has its symmetrical twin, and it happens that souls sometimes incarnate
in one world or the other.
The Atlantean Cave
In the astral world again, Daniel's guide asks him
to travel (on the astral plane) to a place in South America, to a particular
cave. Daniel finds himself in an empty underground room with a trapezium
door made from one big slab of stone. Past the door is another room with
hundreds of round disks. The disks are 4 to 5 millimeters (3/8") thick
and approximately 15 centimeter (6") in diameter. They are made from
a metal of which man has forgotten its composition. A fine spiral is carved
on their surface. His guide explains that they are a kind of recordings
placed here by the last Atlanteans and helped by beings from another world.
They contain the records of past civilizations on earth, both of Atlantis
and before. They also contain the divine plan for the future of the earth,
and contain the names of many masters. The instruments to read those disks
are in the Himalayas, but both disks and instruments will only be discovered
when man is ready for this knowledge. At present man would not understand
it, and might even damage them as the recording method of these disks is
totally different then what we presently know.
The Astral Library
At the end of the book Daniel describes his visit
to an astral library. In this library thousands of books are lined up on
wooden shelves covering the walls. His guide explains that the books here
are originals, that is they came from the physical plane on earth. These
books once were physical, but higher astral entities, who have the power
to do so, transformed and 'transported' them to the astral level. They change
the physical vibrations of the book to the astral vibrations. All the books
were chosen because of their intrinsic value. Sometimes they dematerialize
a book from the physical world because it is not the right time for that
book to appear. Certain knowledge is not appropriate to fall into the hands
of mankind when man is not ready for it.