Magnificent quotes from the books
of the teachings of Silver Birch, a beloved spirit teacher.
Silver Birch is regarded
as one of the greatest spiritual teachers who transmitted
twelve books about spirit life on earth and the afterlife.
His spiritual eloquence is just so magnificent, inspirational
and evocatively so beautiful. Hereinafter are some powerful
quotes for us to learn more about the inevitability of the
afterlife - below:
Powerful quotes from: 'More Philosophy of Silver Birch.'
MORE POWERFUL SILVER BIRCH QUOTES BELOW:
First, Who is Silver Birch?
Silver Birch was a spirit guide who spoke through trance
medium Maurice Barbanell (1902-1981). Barbanell was the
founder and editor of the Psychic News of London. Silver
Birch’s teachings became popular in the late 1930s
and resulted in the publication of nine books documenting
Silver Birch took on the identity
of a Native American and he said he was only acting as translator.
“I am but a humble servant,” he said. “an
interpreter for those who have sent me to expound forgotten
laws that must be revived as part of the new world that
is gradually dawning. Think of me always as a mouthpiece.
I represent the voice of the spirit that seeks to make its
presence felt in your world and which is succeeding in increasing
His described a group of communicators who harmonized their
minds to create the messages that he communicated to Barbanell.“To
you, this is a little room. To us, it is a grand temple.
These little walls have vanished. There is radiance, illumination
dazzling in its brilliance. Hundreds upon hundreds are assembled
“That vast concourse
belongs to all peoples and nations, to the present and to
the past. There are prophets, seers, sages, wise men of
the East and the West, of high and low estate, philosophers
of Greece and Rome, Syria, Chaldea, Persia and Babylon,
mingled with those of later generations from Italy, France
and Germany. They exchange their knowledge and focus it
all so that it shall be at your service.
All of them were “servants
of the Great Spirit. Some of us have evolved a little higher.
Because of that, we return to give service, for service
is the law of life.” Silver Birch, SBT, n.p.
The Books of Silver Birch's Teachings
(all these books ar obtainable from
CON-PSY PUBLICATIONS, P.O. Box 14, Greenford, Middlesex
England UB6 OUF. Telephone (UK) 0208 903 1993 )
Teachings of Silver
Birch. Edited by A. W. Austen. First published
in 1938, this classic Silver Birch title has so far run
to seven impressions. It contains a fascinating foreword
by famous journalist Hannen Swaffer, after whom the Silver
Birch circle was named.. Silver Birch tells his own story
and, as usual, answers countless questions, including life
in the spirit realms.
Guidance from Silver Birch. Edited by Anne Dooley.
A former Fleet Street journalist, Anne Dooley later became
a reporter at "Psychic News", first "meeting"
Silver Birch in 1963. Amongst subjects in this compilation
are the problems of suffering and communication within the
Philosophy of Silver Birch. Edited by Stella Storm
Edited by Stella Stom A former secretary to Maurice Barbanell
and then chief reporter at "Psychic News", Stella
Storm covers such issues as natural law, lessons of bereavement,
the responsibility of mediumship and "Healing, the
greatest gift of all." Silver Birch also tells what
he would say to a television audience. This popular book
is now in its sixth impression.
More Philosophy of Silver Birch. Compiled by Tony
In easy to read question-and-answer for, of especial interest
are two chapters which trace man from birth to what lies
Beyond. Social problems, reincarnation and science are amongst
other subjects examined. This title ends with inspiring
bite-sized "Points to ponder".
Light from Silver Birch. Compiled by Pam Riva.
Compiled by Pam Riva . Contains the last ever teachings
from Silver Birch after the sudden passing of his medium
Maurice Barbanell on July 17, 1981. Also featured is Maurice
Barbanell's obituary, which, ever the keen journalist, he
prepared in advance. His mission with Silver Birch lasted
sixty-one years. Pam Riva was the medium's secretary at
"Psychic News", the paper he founded in 1932.
Silver Birch Companion. Edited by Tony Ortzen.
Edited by Tony Ortzen . Drawing upon "More Teachings
of SIlver Birch" and "Wisdom of Silver Birch",
this volume features an account of the night Maurice Barbanell
died and the days that followed. Features the replies the
guide gave to a Fleet Street editor.
A Voice in the Wilderness. Edited by Tony
Edited by Tony Ortzen.Most of the material in this book
came from handpicked cuttings at the archives of "Psychic
News", though it also draws upon the out of print "Home
Circle" and "Spirit Guidance". Read the advice
the guide gives to a Member of Parliament, a senior Army
chaplain and delegates at an International Spiritualist
The Seed of Truth. Compiled by Tony Ortzen.
Compiled by Tony Ortzen. Based upon two earlier out-of-print
titles "Silver Birch Speaks" and "More Wisdom
of Silver Birch", which were compiled by the medium's
wife, Sylvia. It contains an account of when actress Mary
Pickford, "the world's sweetheart", met and questioned
Silver Birch, Each chapter ends with one of the guide's
The Spirit Speaks. Compiled by Tony Ortzen.
Compiled by Tony Ortzen.An abridged amalgamation not only
of "Silver Birch Speaks Again" and "Anthology
of Silver Birch" but also important teachings that
originally appeared in "Psychic News". Amongst
highlights is a word-for-word report of a meeting between
Silver Birch and film star Merle Oberon, who was devastated
when her fiance was killed in a plane crash.
Lift Up Your Hearts. Compiled by Tony Ortzen
This carefully chosen selection of teachings comprises the
guide's wise words over a twenty-year period. Animals, a
spirit view of death, mediumship and karma are just four
of the many subjects explained. Features a verbatim account
of when Doris Stokes and Doris Collins, two of Britain's
most famous mediums, were addressed by Silver Birch.
The Universe of Silver Birch. By Frank Newman.
This book is unique as Frank Newman has examined Silver
Birch's teachings and measured them side by side with the
deductions of modern science. This brings important new
insights into Silver Birch's philosophy. The result is an
intriguing, thought provoking volume.
Silver Birch Anthology. Edited by William
Love's supreme power, what happens after we die and "Who
is Silver Birch?" are just three of the topics in this
absorbing book. Originally published in 1955, the philosophy
within this book is still fresh, vital and valuable.
The Silver Birch Book of Questions and Answers.
Compiled by Stan A. Ballard and Roger Green.
This latest Silver Birch title is in easy-to-read question-and-answer
form extracted from Silver Birch Teachings over the years.
It answers literally hundreds of points,
such as "Do we reincarnate on earth?", "What
are the spiritual aspects of heart transplant surgery?"
and "Can euthanasia ever be right?"
BIRCH'S GREATEST AND MOST INSPIRATIONAL POWERFUL QUOTES
Silver Birch is regarded as one of the greatest
spiritual teachers who transmitted twelve books about spirit
life on earth and the afterlife. His spiritual eloquence
is just so magnificent, inspirational and evocatively so
beautiful. Hereinafter are some powerful quotes from his
books for us to learn more about the inevitability of the
1 'GUIDANCE FROM SILVER BIRCH' (published
1. “If you succeed in enabling one
soul in darkness to find the light, one troubled, wearied
individual to gain strength, if you comfort one mourner,
if you heal one sick person, if you prevent exploitation
of and cruelty even to one animal, then indeed your earthly
life has been well worth living.” (p63).
2. “The whole purpose of earthly life is to awaken
dormant, slumbering souls to the reality of their existence.
Your world is full of living sleepwalkers who go through
the day’s activities in a dream. They are not awake,
and they are dead to all reality. If you can touch one of
these souls and kindle the divine ember so that gradually
it is fanned into a living flame, there is no service comparable
to that.” (ibid p65).
3. “Every soul knows
before it incarnates into earth what it is that it will
undertake. It is a free choice made by the larger self because
it knows that its earthly journey is precisely the one needed
to fulfil and obtain the necessary qualifications for the
development of the larger self. You know the life that you
are going to live. The hardships are chosen because to endure
them, and to overcome them, will bring into play those latent
qualities of the self which require development to add their
quota to the real, the higher, the true self.” (ibid
4. “There is no religion
higher than service. To heal he sick, to comfort the mourner,
to guide the perplexed, to give strength to the wear and
direction to those who have lost their way, those are the
most important tasks of all … Never forget that the
supreme purpose of life is the unfoldment of the spirit.”
5. “Spiritual power must
work its own will, and not until the soul is receptive can
the individual accept the truth. We are not missionaries
who desire to proselytize. We are preachers of the true
gospel, the good news about the spiritual realities. But
only those who are ready to receive the news will understand
what we have to say. Those who do not understand are not
spiritually ready.” (ibid p73).
6. “Your earthly standards
of valuation are not the same as ours. Your world worships
many things and attaches importance to them, whereas here
we regard them as insignificant. All that makes people crave
position, wealth, authority and power, we regard as unimportant.
When the body dies they all die with it. But the service
that has been rendered cannot die because in doing it you
increase you own spiritual growth. The service that is given
out of love and affection and devotion all help to increase
the character and so make an eternal hall-mark on the soul.”
7. “If those who have
knowledge behave in a way that contradicts the knowledge,
they will pay a greater price than those who transgress
through ignorance, for knowledge always brings responsibility.
The soul that is aware of truth commits a greater offence
than when a similar action is performed by a soul that is
unaware. That must be so. (ibidp74).
8. “None receives healing
until the soul is ready to receive it. That is why even
with the best healers there are failures. The failure is
not a criticism of the healing. The soul of the patient
is not ready to receive it. All is governed by natural law.
There are no tricks; no healer has the power to alter, vary,
change, or deflect the working of the law.” (ibid
9. “ … love exists.
Love is the greatest power in the universe. Love is the
fulfilling of the law. The whole universe exists because
of love. It is this love which guides its destiny and the
destiny of every living creature throughout the whole of
being. This love is the motivating power and is responsible
for breaking down the barriers between the two worlds of
matter and spirit … love conquers death.” (ibid,
10. “It is divine love
that makes the universe possible, that guides the universe
and those who dwell in it. … Love inspires them to
serve those who are less fortunate than themselves . The
love that is the apex of all life, the foundation of all
life, the source of all life, filters through human beings,
seeking to express itself in greater measure, so that in
the fullness of time the whole universe will be encircled
with the love of the Being who endowed it all.” (ibid
11. “You cannot learn
spirituality in a book. You cannot be taught spirituality
by a teacher. You have to earn it by your own life, by your
deeds. Spirituality is the burgeoning of divinity within
the individual.” (ibid 91)
12. “Your spiritual nature
is exactly what you have made it to be, and there are many
materialists and atheists and rationalists and agnostics
who are the spiritual superiors of thousands who think that
they are amongst the elect because they have bowed the knee
in homage to the Great Spirit and accept certain doctrines.
The test is not what you believe, but what you have done,
otherwise there would be a complete mockery of divine justice.”
13. “Spirit laws do not
work in the same way in your world as they do in ours because
ours is a graded life in which the people who have reached
the same stage of evolution occupy the same plane of existence.
Thus the do not have the comparisons of earth where you
have on one plane contrasting experiences. In our world
everyone is on the plane to which they have evolved. We
cannot have an undeveloped and a highly developed soul in
the same sphere of existence. On one surface in your world
you meet, day by day, people of differing mental and spiritual
attainment. But that is not so in our world, unless we choose
to indulge in missionary work and go, comparatively speaking,
to lower spheres. Otherwise we meet with our own spiritual
equals. When we have evolved, we go on to the next spiritual
level.” (ibid p107).
14. “Yes, people make
mistakes in the spirit world. The astral planes are very
much like your world. People who live here are very much
at similar stage of development to the average person in
your world. They are neither angels no demons. They are
the ordinary sort of people, not too high, not too low.
They make mistakes due to faulty judgments, lack of wisdom,
mistakes due to rancor not having been extirpated, to hatred
and selfishness, the mistakes that come from imperfection.
15. “From the moment of conception, and even before
that, there is attached to the incarnating soul someone
who volunteers to act as his guardian. ‘He has given
His angels charge concerning thee, to keep thee in Thy ways’
is a literal truth. The guardian will maintain to the best
of his or her ability the functional assumed until the time
comes for you to cross the border. The task become easier
when you are aware of the guardianship; it become difficult
when you are unaware of it. There is only one guide, but
many helpers. The guardian angel knows before he assumes
his task what lies ahead of him – and he does not
have a free choice in the matter either … ours is
a very organized world.” (ibid p110).
16. “Earthly life is
a struggle in which inner perfection seeks to express itself
through imperfection, in which the gold seeks to drive out
the dross. Difficulties, problems and obstacles and handicaps
are the essential milestones on the road of spiritual unfoldment
and attainment.” (ibid 115).
17. “There is no problem
so great that you do not possess the power to solve it,
no burden so heavy that you do not possess the power to
carry it. These are truths which I have tried to instill
into you and others. Because I know that once they have
obtained a lodgment within you, you are so well armed that
nothing will daunt you. The power of the spirit is very
mighty, but it can flow only where the means allow it to
Book 2. LIGHT FROM SILVER BIRCH
(Published 1995) :
18. “There is a plan
for every child of the Great Spirit. There are no accidents,
no chances, no coincidences. Everything operates according
to natural law which knows nothing of miracles or necessity
for intervention. The natural law is perfect because it
is conceived by perfect mind. (Light from Silver Birch (1995,
19. “You will not find
spiritual truths when the sun is shining, if you are surrounded
by riches, and wealth and possessions. You will not find
spiritual truths when you have no problems. The catalyst
will work only when you are in trouble … It is in
the fire that the steel is forged. It is in the crushing
process that the gold is refined and purified to emerge
in all its glistening colour. And it is similarly for human
spirit to be tried and tested again and again, before it
can emerge with a greater divinity being expressed than
had happened before.” (Light from Silver Birch p11).
20. “People in your world
talk about the mystery of suffering, the purpose of illness,
the reason for crises, difficulties and obstacles. These
are the challenges that the human soul must encounter because
they provide first the catharsis and then the catalyst that
will enable them to appreciate spiritual truth.” (ibid
21. “As low as any soul
can sink so correspondingly can it rise. That is the law
of polarity, the law which says action and reaction are
equal and opposites. Hate and love, light and dark, storm
and peace, these are opposite sides of the same coin.”
22. “We are engaged in
a great war. There have been many skirmishes and battles.
The foes we fight are greed, envy, selfishness, by products
of the materialism that inflicts your world … We demonstrate
the divine power of the spirit that emanates from the source
of all being, the infinite creator. We demonstrate that
death is a door which opens to reveal the wondrous life
of the realms of the spirit.” (ibid p20).
23.“Do not allow dismay
or fear to effect a lodgment within your being. Fear is
the child of ignorance; knowledge should always drive out
fear. You have access to the mightiest power in the universe.
It is more majestic than any power known in your physical
world. It is the supreme power. You can allow it to stream
through and perform its beneficent work.” (ibid p22).
24. “Obviously the purpose of earthly incarnation
is for the individual to have those experiences which will
enable the soul to grow, unfold and develop, and to achieve
that kind of progress that fits it for the next stage of
life beyond the death of the body.” (ibid p24)
25. “It is not in the
sunshine that the soul finds itself, but in the storm. It
is when the thunder rages and the lightning flashes. You
must be sharpened, purged, refined. You must experience
the heights and depths. You must have the variety of experiences
that earth provides for you. In this way the spirit emerges
stronger, fortified, ready for what awaits it when death
comes. (ibid 25).
26. “Generally it is considered advisable, where there
is complete ignorance of spiritual truths, for an interval
of three days to elapse before there is either burial or
27. “Do not worry about anything. Worry blocks the
channels by which help can come.” (ibid p 38).
28. “We have spheres or conditions of being that are
graded according to the evolution of those who dwell in
them. You reach that sphere for which you are spiritually
ready, not higher, because that is impossible; not lower,
because you would not desire it unless you wish to perform
some missionary service.” (ibid p49).
29. Problems you will always have. They are there because
in solving them you grow. If there were no problems you
would cease to be alive in any sense of he word. The soul
comes into its own not in the sunshine but in the storm.”
30. “ … What I can teach you is how to face
and conquer your problems. There is no difficulty or obstacle
so large that you have no power, combined with ours, to
overcome it. Even when I cannot communicate according to
the fashion of your world I still am with you because the
problems of space and time that encumber you do not apply
to us. We can reach you wherever you are. We will continue
to help you to the utmost limits of our strength.”
31. “You cannot cheat; you cannot lie; you cannot
pretend. When you come here, the mask of earth is stripped
away and you are known for what you are. All can perceive
the spiritual stage you have reached.” (ibid p56).
32. “Astral traveling. Actually, every one of you
travels astrally when you go to sleep. Then your spirit,
for the time being, departs from your body, roams into our
world and meets souls you love and who love you. It is a
divine provision by which preparation is made for the time
when you come here, so that it will not be a shock. When
you do come you will remember, and be ready for the many
wonderful happenings that spirit life has to offer you.
It could be said that you die every night.” (ibid
33. “Time itself has
no past or future. Time is in the eternal present. It is
only your relationship to time which makes your past and
your future.” … “Time, as we know it does
not exist for us. We live in what can best be described
as eternal present. As far we are concerned the past and
future are part of the eternal present .” (ibid p59/60).
34. “Death is final when
the silver cord is severed and the spirit body leaves the
physical one. That is the only time when death occurs. When
that severance has taken place, no medical man or woman
can make that physical body live again.” (ibid p84).
35. “Persons are persons
so far as your world is concerned, but you cannot separate
spirituality in the same way. There are, for example, affinities,
two kindred halves of the one soul, and sometimes they incarnate
at the same time.” (ibid 86).
36. “Throughout the vast
variety of the phenomena of nature, everything, small or
large, simple or complex, follows the law of cause and effect.
None and nothing can interrupt that sequence. If effect
did not follow cause, your world, the universe and the vast
cosmos would be chaotic. The Great Spirit, God, the Deity,
the Supreme Power, would not be summit of love, wisdom and
the perfection of all that exists.” (ibid p96).
37. “It can be said of
the vast majority of people in your world that there is
far more goodness than badness, more virtue than vice, more
honesty than dishonesty, more service than disservice, more
altruism than selfishness.” (ibid p97).
38. “Did you not hear me say there were no chances,
no accidents, no coincidences, no miracles? All is due to
the variation of natural law; this is another way of saying
that cause and effect are part of an interchangeable sequence.”
39. “The power of the
spirit has come to stay. None will be able to drive it away.
No church, no synagogue, no chapel, no temple, no priest,
no ecclesiastic, no religion will be able to prevent the
power of the spirit from continuing to unfold and express
itself in your world.” (ibid p101).
40. “Spirit power is
infinite. The amount that you receive depends on the stage
of evolution you have reached. Increase your receptivity,
and even more of the sublime power will stream through you
to work its wonders, its beauty, its solace, its healing.”
41. “So when you meet
difficulty do not despair. Treat it as the challenge which
it is, knowing that within you and without there is the
power that will enable you to succeed.” (ibid p108-9).
42. “When you come to
our world and look back, you will thank the Great Spirit
for all the difficulties, and realise they were most important
parts of your earthly life.” (ibid p174).
43. “If you were puppets,
marionettes, robots, your life would be meaningless and
purposeless. There would be no evolution, no gradual growth
towards perfection. It would become a kind of eternal limbo
of nothingness. That is not the object. … I who have
lived much linger than any of you have learned to regard
with awe, wonder, respect and admiration the universal framework
that divine perfection has created. Nothing can destroy
the operation of laws that infinite intelligence devised.”
44. “Animals …
You have needless cruelty and terror inflicted on innocent
creatures in the false belief that through this vicious
means health will be attained by humans. This is not true.”(ibid
3: 'QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS' by
Silver Birch (published 1998)
45. Spirit form: what
shape do we take in the spirit world?
"You won't be a ghost,
spectre or phantom. You won't be headless. You won't have
your head under your arm. You won't have clanking chains.
You will be a real individual with a body, and features
which enable you to be recognised by others. You will have
all the senses which enable you to recognise others. You
will have the entire spiritual apparatus which is necessary
for you to function on our world.
You will have form, you will have shape, you will have individuality.
What you will not have are any of the physical
organs, but you will have correspondingly all the spiritual
equipment necessary for you to function in our world."
(ibid p 32.)
46. A spirit view of
God: We are told
that God knows when a sparrow falls. How is it possible
for God to know all that ...... "That which
is called God is the natural Law of the universe. The Great
Spirit is within everyhthing. Everything is the Great Spirit.
Because the soul knows itself, the Great spirit knows the
soul. Because the sparrow is the Great Spirit, the Great
Spirit knows the sparrow. Because the Great Spirit is the
trembling leaf, the trembling leaf is the Great Spirit.
Throughout the whole of your world and mine, throughout
the universe, even in worlds which are not yet known to
you, the laws of the Great spirit reign supreme. Nothing
happens outside those laws; therefore, all is known becauses
all comes within the compass of natural law, which is the
Great Spirit." (ibid p 33).
47. Does a soul ever sink so low
that it is extinguished altogether?
"NO. It may reach a stage where the spark of the Great
Spirit within it is but a small flicker, but the light never
goes out, for the link which binds it to the Great Spirit
is a link forged in eterntiy. No soul descends so low that
it cannot rise. No soul is so high that it cannot descend
to help the lowest." (ibid p41)
48. When a person dies,
what likeness do they retain? Could a husbanad be unrecognisable
to a wife who passed on twenty or thirty yeares after? Could
he progress so much that he was out of the orbit of his
"YOU do not change your
identity. You do not change your individuality; you do not
change your consciousness. You grow in spiritual grace and
stature, but you are the same individual that you were before
- with your perceptions heightened, your faculties deepened.
But, except for the disappearance of blemishes, defects
and injuries, you are recognisable as you were on earth.
You do not change your form, for all that is spiritual still
requires a mode of manifestation, a body, a vehicle, an
instrument through which the spirit must register itself.
And that has always exised, that finer, more rarefied, more
delicate body, while you were on earth." (ibid 109-10).
49. Believing. You
said so many people arrive in the spirit world with false
teaching. In St. John's Gospel it says believing is the
"NO. Everyone will live after what you call
death, not because of believing in a creed, a doctrine or
a dogma, but because it is an unalterable natural law. It
has nothing to do with religion. It is a law equal to the
law of cause and effect." (ibid p111)
50. PREMONITIONS: "As to the prmonitions,
these occur because individuals momentarily remove themselves
from their usual three dimensional and are able to experience,
however fleetingly, time as it exists in its own sphere.
What you must try to realise is that time is an eternal
present. It is your earthly relationship to time that determines
what you call past and future. If you escape the three dimensional
barriers and get in touch with time as it really is, then
you are aware of what is the future, to you at the present
TRAVEL: "It happens very simply that the real
you leaves your body and is able to travel vast distances,
sometimes into our world, and sometimes into the further
reaches of your world. Actually every one of you travels
astrally when you go to sleep."
52. Earthly life's
purpose: " The whole object of earthly life
is to have a variety of experiences that will fit the spirit
for the next stage beyond earth when you have to pass into
our world. that is why you come to earth in the first place.
Earth is the training ground, the school where the spirit
learns its lessons which will provide its equipment for
the life beyond earth .... "
53. FEAR: Perfect
love casteth out fear. Knowledge dispels fear, for fear
is born of ignorance. Where there is love and trust and
knowledge, there fear cannot reign. An evolved spirit cannot
be afraid at any time, because he knows that there is no
experience that can come to him in any phase of life that
he cannot master, for he is the Great Spirit. Fear creates
its own prison for the soul.You must learn to rise above
fear and not allow its vibrations to hinder you, so have
perfect faith and confidence and trust, to know that you
can stand on your own feet and say: "I am the Great
Spirit and the wind of circumstance cannot shake me. I will
rise triumphant over every difficulty because of the infinite
power which is within my soul" You have power over
every circumstance..." (ibid 150).
54. "Those who are ready to be awakened out
of their materialistic sleep will come into your orbit,
or you can go to them and try to plant the seed of the spirit.
If you fail, shed a silent tear - not for yourself, but
for them. They have had the opportunity and alas they have
not taken it. But here and there the seed will fall into
the ground that is receptive. And it will begin to grow,
to flower and to burgeon into beauty and grace because it
is the seed of divinity. Then the soul is beginning to come
into its own. ......... The whole purpose of earthly life
is that man should live on all aspects of being, physically,
mentally and spiritually, and until these three are functioning
he is not fulfilling himself ..." (ibid p 155).
55. Hypnotic regression
- evidence of past life or spirit control?
"IT can be sometimes, in what is called regression,
that a contact is made with a previous physical existence,
but it is not always the case that this occurs. The mind's
potential is so vast that none in your world has fathomed
all its recesses. It is creative, it has subconscious desires,
it can lend itself to temporary spirit possession. All these
factors have to be taken into acacount. There can be what
you call astral projection and the impingement of a series
of events which are recorded in the hypnotic trance. This
does not mean that the subject is necessarilly expressing
a past reincarnation." (ibid 160-p161)
56. Infant Prodigies:
There are three kinds. Some are incarnated souls with a
memory of past experiences to help. Others are mediums subject
to spirit influence, albeit unconsciously, and therefore
receptacles of much learning, wisdom, knowledge and truth
from our world. The others are geniuses who are advanced
guards of evolution. (ibid p 161).
Book 4 'Teachings of
Silver Birch' (published 1993)
do not seek to terrify you with threats of punishment. We
do not seek to make you craven cowards, living your lives
because of fear. We strive to make you realize the latent
divinity that is yours, that you may express more of the
Great spirit, that you may rise to greater heights and fill
your mind with greater truth and wisdom." (Teachings
of Silver Birch p29)
urge you to be dissatisfied with what you have already received,
becacuse only through discontent and the desire to reach
out can greater knowledge come. He who is satisfied stagnates:
he who is discontented struggles towards greater freedom.
59. "We never say to you: "Do
not use your reason: have faith only." We say: "Use
that which the Great Spirit has given you. Test us. Examine
us. If aught that we say is debasing, cruel or immoral,
then reject us. If we seek always to teach you to live nobler
lives, lives of greater self-sacrifice and of idealism,
then surely that demonstrates that the hall-mark of the
Great Spirit is stamped upon our teaching." (ibid p29).
our teaching grows in your world, it will mean the end of
all separateness between peoples. It will mean the end of
national barriers. It will mean the end of race distinctions,
class distinctions, colour distinctions and all the distinctions
between churches and chapels, temples, mosques and synagogues,
for gradually all will learn that they have a part of the
Great Spirit's truth and that the part enshrined in the
heart of every other religion in no way contradicts that
portion which is precious to them." (ibid p 31).
do they prefer the darkness when they could have the light?
Why do they prefer ignorance when they could have knowledge?
Why do they prefer superstition when they could have wisdom?
Why do they prefer the dead bones of a creed when they could
have the living truth of the spirit? Why do they prefer
the dust of theology when they could have the waters of
spiritual wisdom? (ibid p 33).
demand nothing that is contrary to your intelligence. We
preach nothing that you can say is untrue, that is undignified,
that is ignoble, that debases mankind. We seek to reveal
that which will elevate the whole human race and give it
a true conception of its position in life and in the universe,
its relationship to the Great Spirit and an understanding
of its kinship with other members of the vast human family
in your world." (ibid p 34).
seek to restore reason, to replace error with truth, superstition
with knowledge, darkness with light, so that those who are
weak in the struggle may find strength and those who are
helpless may become whole again, so that those who are tired
may become refreshed, so that those who suffer injustice
may have their due."(ibid p 35).
only see a world filled with sorrow that should be filled
with happiness, darkness where therer should be light, hunger
where there should be plenty. I see the Great Spirit has
provided everything, and yet there are those who are preventing
its distribution. There are obstacles which must be swept
away." (ibid p 37).
is not as if there were to be a sudden revolution. That
could never happen, because all spiritual growth must be
slow and progressive. Do not think that there is need for
despair. There is on one hand - when you see the growing
masses of materialistic forces - but on the other hand there
is growing hope as the light of spiritual truth penetrates
the fog of materialistic selfishness. And, as long as knowledge
spreads, truth will be victorious." (ibid
have the greatest riches within ourselves. You are part
of the Great Spirit. There are no riches or fortunes in
your world that can be compared with that. We seek to teach
you to explore your own gold mines, to reveal the diamonds
of the spriti that are within the clay of your own natures.
(ibid p 52).
love casteth our fear. Knowledge dispels fear, for fear
is born of ignorance. Where there is love and trust and
knowledge, there fear cannot reign. An evolved spirit cannot
be afraid at any time, because he knows there is no experience
that can come to him in any phase of life that he cannot
master, for he is the Great Spirit." (ibid p 54).
67. "You were told many years ago
that the kingdom of heaven is within. It is not without.
It is not to be found in the rush of the world of matter.
It is to be found within the soul. So finely balanced and
so perfect is the Law that there can be no cheating. Not
one person escapes his punishment, and not one loses his
reward. Do not judge eternity with the eys of matter. Do
not judge the smaller when you have not seen the greater."
The great ones of your world are not the great ones of my
world. We see greatess as greatness of soul, greatness of
spirit, greatness in desire to serve. These things will
endure long after the glitter of the material world has
disappeared." (ibid p 59).
disease and perfect justice). "You get the body you
have earned. You sart this life on earth with what you earned
in your last life.. You start in one incarnation with what
you deserved when you ended your last. But hereditary disease
does not put you at an unfair disadvantage, becasue you
each have the instrument that will enable you to fulfil
what is necessary for your evolution." (ibid p 68).
is superior to matter. Spirit is the king and matter is
the servant. Spirit reigns supreme. It is the essence out
of which all life is made, for spirit is life and life is
spirit."(ibid p 74).
71. "We give you no creed, no ritual,
no ceremony, but only the love of the Great Spirit seeking
to express itself through His children. We ask you to follow
no book, no dogma, no leader, no authority, no scroll of
parchment, no learning, to worship no relilc, but only to
follow the laws of the Great Spirit, which are the greatest
things in the universe. They are the only supreme authority."
are all servants of the Great Spirit. Some of us have evolved
a little higher. Because of that, we return to give service,
for service is the law of life. Where there is no service,
there is desolation. Where there is service, there is peace
and happiness. Your world must build a new system of life
with service to one another. (ibid p 85).
die is not tragic. To live in your world is tragic. To see
the garden of the Great Spirit choked with the weeds of
selfishness and greed and avarice, that is tragedy. To die
is to enjoy freedom of the spirit, which has been imprisoned
behind the bars of the material body. Is it tragic to be
released from suffering, for the soul to come into its own?
Is it tragic to see wonders of colour, to hear music that
does not belong to material expression? Do you call it tragic
to express yourself in a body that has no pain, to be able
to roam all over the world of matter in a flash and to taste
the beauties of the spirit life too?
is not in your world one artist who could capture with his
paints some of the glories of my world. there is not one
musician who could record some of the glories of the music
sphere with your notes. There is not one writer who could
describe in physical words the beauty of parts of this world.
What a pleasant surprise you will all have one day, when
you become conscious of our world. (ibid p122).
75. "You come to our world now, but
you do not remember. You visit the spirit world every night.
that is your preparation. Otherewise, it would be such a
shock when you come here to start your real life in earnest.
When you pass on, you will remember the visits." (ibid