3 THE MEDIUMISTIC TEAM
“Let us get acquainted with our mediumistic team,” said Aulus.
Stopping beside the incarnate companion in charge of directing the tasks, he said:
“This is our brother Raul Silva, the director of this group, who is totally devoted to fraternity. Accurate in his duties and of ardent faith, he brings to the group a deep comprehension and goodwill. Because of the love with which he conducts his task, he is a faithful instrument of discarnate benefactors, who find in his mind a crystal mirror that reproduces their instructions without distortion.”
He then directed his attention to a young lady and, pointing her out, explained:
“This is our sister Eugenia, a docile medium who promises to have a brilliant future in the expansion of goodness. She is an excellent instrument of transmission that assists disoriented discarnate Spirits. With a clear intuition allied to her moral standing, she has the advantage of remaining conscious during the communications and so benefits our field of action.”
He stopped on the left side of a young man who appeared about 30 years old, and said:
“Here we have our friend Anelio Araujo. He has been gradually progressing in clairvoyance, clairaudience and psychography.”
Then, approaching a nice companion, he notified us:
“This is our collaborator Antonio Castro, a well-intentioned young man who has a promising future in our activities. Being an unconscious medium, he still requires great watchfulness on our part. He leaves his physical body with ease and achieves valuable tasks, but he requires greater study and wider experiences to express more clearly his personal observations. At times, he behaves as a child when out of his body, compromising our activities. When he lends his body to demented or suffering entities, he requires our assistance, as he usually yields his body to the will of the communicating Spirit. As you know, it is his obligation to assist us in containing them, so that our fraternal efforts do not result in injury to his physical body. He is, nonetheless, a valuable assistant in our studies.”
Moving along a little more, the mentor stopped in front of a respectable lady who had been in ardent prayer, and exclaimed:
“I would like to introduce our sister Celina, a devoted companion of our spiritual ministry. She is fifty years old and has won significant victories in her moral battles. She has been a widow for almost twenty years, dedicated to her children with admirable valor, overcoming thorny obstacles and dark days of renunciation. She was able to heroically withstand the assault from ignorant and unfortunate legions of Spirits that surrounded her husband, whom she married in order to fulfill a sacrificial task. She experienced the persecution of evil spirits to which she did not surrender. In fulfilling her obligations, her conduct has been irreproachable.
“She refined her mediumship, perfecting it with the flames of moral suffering, as you would mold heated iron with raps on an anvil. She is not a mere instrument of psychic phenomena, but a dedicated worker in constructing spiritual values. She is a clairvoyant, a clairaudient, and an unconscious trance medium, as well as an out of body medium. She enters these states with the same spontaneity with which she breathes, while staying true to her responsibilities. This makes her a valuable collaborator. She is diligent and humble, finding her greatest happiness in fraternal love. Distributing her time between obligations and edifying studies, she is like a battery assimilating beneficial spiritual energies. Because of that, she is less vulnerable to the forces of darkness.”
It was true that standing next to her we enjoyed a sensation of peace and comfort.
Most likely because of the current of indefinable happiness that inundated us, Hilario asked:
“If we were to make a psychoscopic analysis of Celina, would the conditions we are visualizing about her now be faithfully registered?”
“Perfectly,” responded Aulus immediately. “Such an observation would ratify her emanations of kindness and understanding, faith and courage. Just as scientific studies on Earth catalogue the chemical elements that form dense matter, in our field of rarefied matter it is possible to analyze the type of subtle forces that are emitted by each being.
“In the future, human beings will be able to examine emissions of optimism and confidence, sadness and desperation and assess heir density and limits just as they can now separate and study uranium atoms. Mental principles are measurable and will merit special attention in the future of
humankind, as with photons currently studied by the scientists engaged in deciphering the constitution of light.”
After a brief interval the mentor added:
“A psychoscopic analysis determines the nature of our thoughts, and through this it is very simple to recognize our merits as well as our needs.”
The mentor invited us to participate in a detailed examination of the encephalic field of sister Celina, pointing out:
“In no mediumistic process can we forget that it is through the brain that the mind manifests. Surely, you already possess advanced knowledge regarding the corporeal body, so we don't need to discuss technical details about it.”
Caressing her hair, which showed strands of gray he added:
“A succinct exam of the inter-cranial life will be sufficient, as it is there that we find the keys of communication between the mental and the physical world.”
Centering our attention on a small lens that Aulus gave us, our fiends' brain appeared similar to a powerful radio station with thousands of microscopic antennae and conductors, resistors and connections. They were used by specialized brain cells, functioning as detectors and stimulants, transformers and amplifiers of sensations and ideas whose vibrations shone within as incessant rays, illuminating a miniscule sky.
The mentor observed with us the marvelous labyrinth in which the epiphysis or pineal gland was shining like a tiny blue sun, and said:
“We are not going to point out details related to the brain or the nervous system in general, since you are already familiar with these through your knowledge of human nature.”
At that instant I was amazed by a beam of light formed by the cortical cells vibrating with the magnetic flow of thoughts.
“Let us remember,” continued the mentor, “that the delicate encephalic apparatus unites millions of cells, which function as if they were workers in a hierarchical order within the harmonious governmental structure.”
And specifying distinct regions of that prodigious thinking kingdom, he declared:
“There is no need to digress. The experiences acquired through the soul constitute a marvelous synthesis of perception and sensitivity in our condition as free Spirits. These experiences, however, are located in the corporeal body as controllers of the manifestations of individuality, and are
fully open to analysis. This is how the incarnate soul possesses, in the physical brain, the special centers that govern the head, the face, the eyes, the ears and limbs.
“The brain also governs the centers of speech, language, sight, audition, memory, writing, taste, swallowing, tact, smell, of registering hot and clod, pain and muscular equilibrium. It is also controls the inner qualities of the mind, the connection with the exterior world, imagination, esthetic and artistic taste and many others treasured by the experiences of the soul, which conquers its own individuality, little by little, effort upon effort. This work in favor of its sublimity is possible through the opportunities of progress and perfection that Earth can offer.”
A brief pause occurred spontaneously and, because Hilario and I did not want to interrupt, the mentor continued:
“We cannot study mediumistic faculties without a correlative study of the personality. Therefore, it is of great importance that we consider the cerebral centers, where thought and will operate. The cerebral centers influence all mediumistic phenomena, from pure intuition to objective materialization. Through their work of love and sacrifice, wise and benevolent Spirits use these centers as do humans when, as mediums, they maintain superior ideals of kindness and service. They are also available, however, to low order and animalized entities in lamentable process of obsession”
“But,” interrupted Hilario wisely, “is it possible that less evolved intelligences could invade an illuminated cerebral field such as that of our sister Celina?”
“We cannot forget,” said the mentor, “that Celina is an incarnate soul on a long trial, and as an apprentice, she is far from mastering all her lessons.”
He thought for a moment, and then philosophized good-humoredly:
“On a hundred mile trip, many surprises can occur in the last mile.”
Then placing his paternal right hand over the forehead of the medium, he continued:
“Our sister is a testimony to goodwill, living faith, charity and patience. Like all of us, she is not yet able to free herself from her past debts. We are a vast legion of combatants seeking to overcome the enemy that inhabits our inner nature or our very world, enemies symbolized by our past habits of living with an inferior nature. Such habits place us in
attunement with the inhabitants of the darkness, and in evident harm to our equilibrium.
“Our friend Celina, like any of us, must take care not to abandon our obligation that keeps us receptive to the light. To do so would be to yield to vanity and disenchantment, misleading us to consider them as acquired rights and unjustifiable misfortunes. If this occurs to her, it would certainly interrupt her noble ascension. Many mediums suffer losses of this type. After a promising and brilliant beginning, they claim possession of spiritual resources that do not belong to them, or they fear the prolonged afflictions of the journey, and retreat into uselessness. This can lower their moral level and, yielding to inertia, they may cultivate primitive impulses. Incessant work in righteousness would make them forget such inferior impulses.”
Then, smiling, he added:
“We have not yet conquered the supreme victory over ourselves. The soil does not produce without the help of the plough or the hoe. Without working and struggling to perfect our potential, we would be permanently threatened by hazardous weeds, which would multiply easier when the best quality soil is abandoned.
Then, looking straight at us as if to emphasize the weight of the responsibilities with which we were vested, he concluded:
“Our present spiritual achievements are similar to small glimmering lights over the dark pyramids of our past. We need great caution when planting the seeds of good, so that the winds of evil do not sweep them away. That is why the mediumistic task, considered a tool for superior intelligences, is not easily attained. Through the fragile channel which lends itself to the passage of the light, we are attacked by the heavy waves of darkness and ignorance that become agitated and dense around us.”
The mentor became quiet. He too, was now connected to the magnetic field of the friends who followed silently, ready to commence the meeting.