Quote: Gandalf

Quote: Gandalf

Nov 21


“Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I’ve found it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love.”

— Gandalf



  1. In the evolutionary journey from pre personal to personal to transpersonal, Gandalf personifies the consciousness of early transpersonal, or gross/psychic/yogic/energic mysticism, as it is variously called. Most but hardly all of the phenomena reported in NDEs are reflective of openings on this level. In consciousness it is about the manipulation of matter and energy (power) and the need for personal purification and control n order to do so. That purification is itself about the removal of filtering that blinds us to life, which is what happens when we die, and so occurs naturally with NDEs. But this level has two faces, white wizardry, like Gandalf, and black wizardry, like Saruman. Gurus always think they are Gandalfs, but it does not take much investigating to find that most are Sarumans, as David’s various exposes demonstrate. In addition, it is important to remember that people who have these openings are more likely to be at shamanic pre personal consciousness rather than genuine early transpersonal. The difference is that anyone at any level of development, children and criminals included, can have any state opening, such as an NDE, while transpersonal levels require prior mastery of the personal levels, including the ability to reason, something most shamans neither require nor exhibit.

  2. Insightful comment, Joseph. While the public at large has trouble sorting out wizards, thank goodness there are some potion makers who know who’s who and what’s what.

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