The Return of Hugh Dowding, Roc, Harry Edwards and
Gandhi on the other side.
Through the clairaudient mediumship of Cynthia Sandys we are fortunate to be brought in touch again with Hugh Dowding, Roc, Tudor Pole and others who played such a large part in rescue work while they were alive on earth. There are more reports to include in this series from Hugh Dowding while he was still with us here, but in the next few articles I want to show how the rescue work continues on the planes beyond.
We also have to acknowledge the indispensable contribution all our mediums past and present havemade to our understanding of the workings of spirit on both sides of the veil. We would still be stumbling in the dark, if we hadn't been aided over the centuries by their gifts, talents and hard work dedicated to help, heal and enlighten us. This series is compiled from almost 200 years of archives from many sources representing every form of mediumship from clairvoyance, clairaudience, independent direct voice
and trance addresses to automatic and inspirational writing. I feel that due recognition and thanks have never been given to mediums for their tireless
devotion to working for spirit and for tending to the needs of their sitters. Hopefully this series has brought some more of their past work into the light of day, and will lead to the recognition of mediumship as essential to our understanding of the truth of life.
The following quotes are taken from “The Awakening Letters” edited and copyright by Cynthia Sandys and Rosamond Lehmann, published by Neville Spearman, Great Britain, 1978. ISBN 0 85978 033 3
Cynthia’s brother Joe served as a diplomat for forty odd years, and after his death continued to travel the world, especially to places of high
spiritual power and energy. With regard to rescue work, he told his sister when sleeping or in meditation to “push your finer body out of your physical. See and feel yourself passing from room to room, from person to person, as you do on the healing ray. See yourself in the hospital or the
private house with your patients. We are just welcoming the Arch Healer, Harry Edwards, over here. He is a great fellow. What a lot of barriers he has
contested and overcome!”
Joe worked with Cynthia’s husband and a Polish priest, Father Andrew Glazewski, for the enlargement of consciousness on both sides of the veil. There are a great number of people who can’t believe in spirit, and although intelligent, they cannot accept the Divine ray, or the Christ ray, directly. It is so far beyond our range, for most of us. But after allowing it to pass through the great Earth Spirit, it becomes us.
Father Andrew said “There have always been the few who can accept the sense of the Divine direct, but those who can’t, and they are in a vast majority, we must accept the medium of the Earth Spirit.
“Roc [Olgilvie Crombie] is here with me, and he asserts the same thing. He says, ‘Pan came into my physical vision in order to make this more plain and concrete. God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform.’”
Hugh Dowding communicated with Muriel, his second wife, through the mediumship of Ena Twigg, as we have already mentioned. But he also met Joe on the other side, who mentioned he had been seeing a lot of him and that Hugh had taken him over to the U.S.A. at the time of some dispute between Lockheed and Rolls-Royce [in the 1970s]. He was still interested
in aircraft design, and was always full of enthusiasm over technological advances. He said that through the knowledge of speed we were gaining a new etheric sense in the body, and that the greater our conquest of space and speed, the more channels we were opening in the human aura towards the acceptance of things quite outside the track of ordinary human thinking.
That was what youth was trying to do in their rebellion (in the 1960s and '70s) against the rat race. In all the mess and instability of life, humanity was growing up. That was his view.
On a later occasion, Hugh Dowding came directly to Cynthia when she was visiting Craignish, in Argyll. He told her it was a Devic place of high
quality. “There is so much I would like to tell you. I find that most of my crowd seem to have learnt a good deal after coming over. We none of us guessed the intensity of loving or of being loved. One simply cannot face the earthly callousness and indifference to suffering mental and physical. We have a most heterogeneous group, many diplomats, including your
brother, and people like [Lord] Halifax, [once Viceroy of India, Foreign Minister and war-time Ambassador in Washington] whom I also knew. He is way beyond me, but tremendously influential. We all grow and develop under the immediate influence of each other. Someone actually came and thanked me for the help he’s been given through my vibrations! No one was more
astonished than I! “Don’t lose touch with us. It’s a most important
moment [for human development in these times], and
there are very few of you [mediums] about.”
He had been examining the planets. He saw that ours was a very small solar system, but that we had been given a leading role in its development and growth. “It remains for us to help construct thought bodies and perhaps psychic bodies which are able to live and to work and to grow under quite different conditions. Some of the bigger planets are almost unformed, where we can grow the etheric or astral forms who evolve with the planet. Neptune and Uranus come into this category; while on earth we are
creating the minds with which to fashion these advancing worlds.
“It’s a great project, when our earth seems to be in such turmoil, but the output of advanced souls from these conflicting areas is enormous. They seem to conclude their physical evolution here and then go on to the astral and the etheric to work on the next planet of their choice. Very many have been chosen from India because of their advanced astral and etheric bodies. Here in Europe [and North America] we are so practical and down to earth that to us is given the power to enter the auras of Mars and Venus.”
When Hugh Dowding had got used to etheric travel, he went with the medium’s brother Joe on expeditions to Mount Everest. Their purpose was to bring back the vibrations from the great peaks to strengthen the
power point at Chartres Cathedral. He found himself skimming up the valleys and lower slopes to the foot of the great climb. There, he said, “I became
suddenly and completely at one with ice and snow, and able to meet and flow into it. I became a snowflake, an icicle; and all the carefree joy of living which
these elements possess became mine. Each step was a progress in sensing new ways of loving and entering into the outer skin of our great earth body. I became quite unconscious of Joe or anyone around me, excepting the varied layers of etheric beings and nature spirits.
As we rose, I saw these spirits rising to great vibratory power, until I began to see and hear the great communions of the peaks, the harmony within the discord of this immense instrument for conducting,
duplicating, preserving, storing and eventually dispensing the God-consciousness among men. [The power here was evidently vastly greater than that experienced between the twin peaks on the Mountain in
Ireland which Dowding had visited during his lifetime. R.R.] It was so awesome in its grandeur – the communion between the Great Spirits and the Almighty – that I felt myself an unworthy eavesdropper. Immediately there stood beside me a radiant figure. I questioned ‘Why am I here and unable to reach and absorb this marvelous wisdom?’ Over the glittering expanse of light came a voice unlike anything I have ever heard before, telling me to BE STILL AND KNOW. The figure of Light came close to me, and I began to
feel the power to become absorbed by the outer tentacles of this radiating presence – I saw and understood. But no words can frame the sense of utter
holiness which enveloped me. It was beyond my power to hold it for long, but what I held I knew would be mine from that moment to eternity.”
Joe himself talked about the rescue work which was being done in Chartres Cathedral: “As I walked in I met a crowd of etherics, some were coming out radiant, others were going in depressed. Some were
in their sleep bodies, others were being taken by friends, having just come over in pain or some other great distress and needing special treatment.
They were all taken into the center of the nave, where the stone circle lies, to rest and readjust themselves, before having what the helpers called ‘the
great experience’. Some were paralysed, some were in great mental distress. I saw the helpers straightening out their limbs , and upon them all the
wonderful rays of colour fell from the rose window. To each came a different colour according to their need. The mentally disturbed ones were given green, the depressed blue and soft shades of pinks and reds; and the utterly worn out were embedded in golden rays and so on.”
Joe met an old friend there from his youth, Hilda, who showed him the healing techniques. She said nearly everyone came over in the state of
depression and fear. Very, very few came willingly, which was why so many gravely ill people hung on for so long. She helped an ill old man who came over in his sleep by placing him in a blue ray edged with gold, to enable him to wake up slowly. A woman who had been mentally disturbed was given the green ray with a glorious suffusion of gold to calm her. This turned into a radiant blue, her tortured features relaxed and she slept. A rather miserable child was also soothed and allowed to sleep.
Then another woman was brought in. She was irritable and annoyed that more was not being done for her.
WOMAN I told the Doctor, I knew he was wrong. I got worse and worse with those pills and no other treatment and now…..
HILDA Well, how do you feel now?
WOMAN Who are you? You are not my nurse – why isn’t she here? I rang my bell.
HILDA Yes, and then you left your body and came away with me, don’t you remember?
WOMAN Yes, of course, you came in that lovely dress of gold; it was like a ray of sunshine, and when I thought you were going to leave me I cried, and you said, ‘Come with me,’ and I came! Whatever made me do
HILDA Your knowledge that no healing could reach you in that place. Now we are going to heal you with rays of light, and you are going to sleep.
A look of wonder came over the woman’s face and she relaxed into a smile and allowed herself to sink on to an etheric bench and sleep.
Hilda whispered to Joe, “Come into the Sanctuary. This is only the beginning. Many of those sleeping in the nave will get no further at present. They will wake up and go out into the plane of awakening, but those who are further advanced wake up and drift into the Sanctuary quite naturally. Here we have the vibrations of memory, and the development of wisdom
whose vibrations can only be manipulated by very advanced people.” Hilda introduced Joe to one of them, and Joe sensed a current of power which came with her vibrations.
Joe first met Gandhi in spirit when he was in the Himalayas and visited his Ashram. He was sitting in prayer and sending thoughts into the minds of his
After talking awhile with Joe, Gandhi took him to an Ashram on earth where an old priest was slowly dying of hunger. Gandhi began speaking to his spirit body, calming him, while Joe held tightly on to the
cord which connected the bodies, so that he didn’t float onto the next plane.
“After a few moments Gandhi relaxed and so did I, and to my surprise, on looking down at our old priest, who had been just a shriveled husk of humanity, I saw a sleeping man, quite well nourished and in perfect health. Gandhi laughed and said. ‘That is what we can do together, but we must unite.’ That was my first experience. Since then I have been through many more. I hold the physical to the astral cord, and the essence of life is poured back into the empty physical body until it gains the power to live without food. So, on waking, the old priest found himself in a normal condition. He got up and continued his duties as a priest among the starving, dying people. But he no longer needed food or rest, and he carried a certain radiance in his body, which was not perceptible in daylight; and he possessed powers to calm and heal the tortured souls.
“In Pakistan and India, there’s the epidemic I’ve been sent over to see. They have faith in rebirth but no compassion for suffering. That is
quite horrifying, even for me, or perhaps more so here, because we can see and smell the cruel unfeeling rays much more easily than you can. [This in part explains the present situation in Pakistan, with 20 million displaced by the floods, and very slow reaction to help, in the country itself. No reverence for life]. So I now understand how those rare people who give themselves
completely to the cause of eradicating suffering in any form, animal or human, gather to themselves a spirit body of compassion which has very much the same vibration as the Christ Ray. I see now how inextricably interwoven our mental and physical bodies are. I can see the way love in one personality can bring peace out of chaos around others, and I was shown how to throw my light over the bodies of the people I was helping, letting the light flow from my hands out into their auras.”
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