When the Morning Stars Sang Together (Job 38:7)


Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind… (Blake)

During a face time conversation with Rosanna, I happened to mention this fragment from Job 38. I knew Edgar Cayce had spoken of it, as well, so I went looking for the proof, this morning.

Tetragrammaton (‘four-letter word’) is the Hellenistic term for the Hebrew name of God. The name itself, YAHWEH, has six letters, but in old Hebrew only the consonants, YHWH, were written down. The text of the piece is a compilation from the Book of Job of the Old Testament, specifically from “God’s answer to Job” (verses 38:4-18). The conclusion of the first stanza of the selected text (“when the morning stars sang together, as the wind announced upon the waters the glory of the coming of man”) is not a literal translation from the Bible, but is borrowed from Edgar Cayce, the 20th-century American mystic.

Christos Hatzis: Tetragrammaton

The LORD is our respectful way in English of saying YHWH’s name, just in case you’re wondering.

Job 38

1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;

13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.

16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?

22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?

35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?

36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?

39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

This questioning of Job by the LORD continues on for three more chapters. As you can imagine, Job was completely flummoxed by this. In his humility, he answered:

“I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech the, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:2-6)

In The Beginning – Genesis (Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus by Jeffrey Furst)

‘In the beginning was the Word, the Word was God, the Word was with God. “HE MOVED”. Hence, as He moved, Souls, portions of Himself, came into being. (263-13)’

‘The entity (2497) was in the beginning, WHEN ALL WERE IN THE SPIRITUAL FORCE, when the morning stars sang together in the glory of the coming of the Lord to make possible the developing of man’s influence in the world.’

‘Before that the entity (341) was among those when the forces of the Universe came together, when upon the waters there was the sound of the coming together of THE SONS OF GOD — The morning stars sang together, and over the face of the waters there was the voice of the glory of the coming of the plane for man’s indwelling. (341-1)’

These quotes, from pages 33 and 34 of Furst’s book, were where I’d first read the words of the title…

And, according to Edgar Cayce’s Source, Jesus, in his past life as Melchizedek, was the author of the Book of Job. Now, what do you think about THAT?

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The Wellspring*: Chakras – Awakening from a Dream

October 24, 2021: *New Channelling (XXIV)

Through the energetic centres (called chakras) comes information.

These are connected to the universal field which unites the impulse of creation. With the increase in energy, the chakras begin to “glow” brighter and have more power. In a state of stability, the forces can manifest through the power of thought and require clear judgement about the desired effect. If this energy is misused towards selfish ends, the impact will be greater and consequently more severe. But with the higher intent, all move toward the desired outcome of the New World Order that has been prophesied.

The tiredness many are now feeling is due to these new energies, and the integration does take more out of you than you have been used to.

Another effect is a feeling of detachment from previous issues of importance, as you are refocusing your awareness to new directions. This detachment can feel somewhat negative at first, as you feel unmotivated. This will gradually pass, as you are drawn towards new projects and spheres of interest, rather like awakening from a dream.

“I Am” chakra affirmations
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I was Joking about the LSD…

Stan Lee (December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018)

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

My daughter, Rosanna, reminded me that Stan Lee died in 2018. One must never speak ill of the dead.

I’d originally randomized his chart to the time of 1:18 pm. Then I saw how close Venus was to the Descendant. That’s why I rectified the chart to 1:45 pm, highlighting his getting married @ age 25.

That Grand Trine linking his Mars/Uranus conjunction with Jupiter and Pluto looks about right. But the inconjunct between Mercury and Neptune (and not dependent on a correct birth time) is very important.

Mercury Inconjunct Neptune

The challenge of this aspect is to make your thinking and communication with others more clear. Your rational mind is strongly influenced by your sensitivity, imagination and ideals, although you aren’t always sure how this happens. You tend to spend too much time in your own imaginary world that no one else can share, and this confuses your dealings with others. You will have to learn to face reality, so that you can at least communicate with people. Otherwise you will have a very lonely life.

Sometimes this aspect means hat you are so nervously sensitive that you pick up all the negative psychological energies around you and react to them very strongly. If this is true for you. the only way to deal with it is to be moved to a peaceful, positive environment. If there is too much noise or too many bad vibrations in your life, you will withdraw more and more and refuse to face reality.

Your self-confidence needs to be built up as much as possible so that you can face people without fear, tell the truth about yourself and be honest in other ways as well.

Even if you do adjust easily to reality, you should always have a quiet place where you can be alone with your thoughts. Here you can let your imagination run free and become a creative force instead of a force that works against you.

In school you are not likely to be at your best in math and science, but you could be quite strong in creative arts, literature and other areas where your sensitivity would be an advantage.

Do You Want Proof?

He said: “Comic books for me are fairy tales for adults.” Never a truer word has ever been spoken…

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“If I Could Turn Back Time…”

Doctor Strange (2016)

I caught the second half of this film last night on CTV. Since I don’t remember commenting about the film on these pages before, I will do so today.

To me, I was reminded of three films: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Inception, and Tron, combined. The Dormammu is an update on the MCP (Master Control Program). And that’s the film’s lesson.

The Destroyer of Worlds wants to destroy Earth. But, evidently, only Doctor Strange can go outside Time and Space to confront Him. By keeping them in a time loop, Doctor Strange wears down the patience of this energy, until he gets what he came for: the saving of Earth and mankind.

But at what cost? There’s always a cost…

Stan Lee must be on LSD. How else can he invent these characters? Maybe he’s a reincarnated Gnostic.

Really? Hmm.

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What Happened to Phil Spector and Lana Clarkson?

The Murder of Lana Clarkson? (February 3, 2003)

Saturn Season Astrology reposted her May 31st post about this incident on Facebook yesterday, along with a YouTube video about it. I had intended to look at it, too, but it got overlooked in the meantime.

Phil Spector (December 26, 1939)

I believe the timing of his birth chart to be accurate. Even so, the two inconjuncts are not dependent on the time being precise.

Sun Inconjunct Pluto

You have a very strong will and can be quite stubborn, even when you don’t have any particular reason to be. It is as if you automatically resist any pressure to act in a particular way, even when you know it is good for you. This may arise from a fear of being controlled, helpless or manipulated by anyone else. As you get older, this fear may lead you to manipulate others so that they cannot manipulate you. It is very important to develop confidence in yourself, so that you will not behave this way very frequently.

Saturn Inconjunct Neptune

This aspect…can have a variety of effects, one of which may be difficulty in relating fantasy and imagination, on one hand, to reality, duty, obligation and work, on the other. Usually the reality, duty and work aspect of the combination is dominant, at least at first. Your imaginative side tends to be transformed into nervousness, fear and irrational anxieties. The most negative manifestation of this aspect is a feeling that you have to keep a tight lid on yourself and that if you look inside yourself too deeply, you will find only emptiness and disintegration. It is difficult for you to realize that this is not the truth about your inner self.

Lana Clarkson (April 5, 1962 – February 3, 2003)

This birth chart is totally randomized, so the double Yod pointing at Pluto and the Ascendant would be only pointing at Pluto if the time is wrong. There is one other inconjunct, too.

Sun Inconjunct Neptune

If you develop a bad self-image (because of your sensitivity to your environment and the people around you), you will assert yourself in unhealthy ways. Instead of standing up for your own rights, you will give in to another’s will, but in such a way as to make that person feel guilty. Often you will refuse to tell someone what you really want, thereby allowing him or her to hurt you without meaning to. You may begin to see yourself as a helpless victim of circumstance.

Mercury Inconjunct Pluto

You might misuse this ability (to understand how people’s minds work) by trying to control people’s thought and words. Also you may love mysteries so much that you ge involved in complicated plots and arrangements with your friends. You may enjoy working in secret and creating an air of mystery about yourself, but this could backfire and make others misunderstand you or even fear what you are doing.

Mercury Inconjunct Ascendant (maybe)

You are likely to have some problems, but not serious ones, in communicating with others. The problem is that people’s first impression of you may not fit in with what you say or your manner of thinking and speaking. People tend to hear what they expect to hear, and they may not listen to you as carefully as they should. So you will have to be as clear as possible and insist that others listen to what you are really saying. If others do not understand you, it is up to you to set them straight.

Saturn Inconjunct Pluto

Even under favorable circumstances, this aspect usually means that you are resistant to change, that you hold on to any situation, no matter how bad, until it is totally intolerable. Then when change does take place, it has to create a revolution and a total breakdown of everything that came before it. You must learn to adapt to circumstances a bit more gracefully and not be afraid of occasional compromise.

Saturn Inconjunct Ascendant (maybe)

With this aspect you probably have a rather serious attitude toward life and other people. It may be quite difficult for you to simply go out and have a good time. You want to be serious and to spend all your time performing significant tasks.

You need to be encouraged to believe in yourself and to recognize your personal strength. You have to be helped to realize that you as an individual are worth a lot and that you need to get some satisfaction from life as much as the next person does.

Was Her Death an Accident or Murder?

It has always struck me that Phil did not mean to kill Lana. I believe they were having a bit of fun using the gun as a sexual tool, when it discharged. Comparing their birth charts with this event shows me that the two of them were compatible, and the circumstances seem accidental. Now Phil is behind bars…

Image from the movie about the incident.

Sometimes fun can go too far.

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Jesus: How to Turn a Legend on Its Head

The Golden Bough (1963 version)

Courtesy of AbeBooks.com

I got given this book yesterday. It’s one I have quoted from in “The Star of Bethlehem” manuscript, but have never read. Now I have something to keep me busy through the long winter days and nights.

As I was walking our dog, this morning, I pondered the idea of the Sun dying at the winter solstice and being reborn in spring. The ancients saw this as a god’s journey through death back to life.

Now, we have the opposite idea: Jesus was born at Christmas and died before Easter (only to be resurrected three days later). That’s what I mean by turning a legend on its head.

However, seen from the spiritual side, Jesus died at Christmas, only to be reborn in spirit at Easter. See what I mean?

This took one third of a century to happen. Hmm.

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I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Do His Chart Before

Neale Donald Walsch (September 10, 1943)

Well, yes, it is strange, but just this week I was sent a pdf copy of Walsch’s 2017 book “Awaken the Species” and the first few pages gave me the information that I’d been looking for, all these years.

Then it came to pass that requests for me to speak
outside the U.S. began arriving, and I had to find my
birth certificate in order to apply for a passport. It was
nowhere to be found among my personal papers, so I
applied to the records department of the government
where I was born, paying the fee and asking to be sent an
official copy.
I was stunned when I opened the envelope and
examined the document.
Of course.

(Page 12)

So, I checked other astrology sites and they have 4:19 AM as the birth time, so this one should be a tad more accurate:

The most important feature is the Yod pointing at the Moon @ 24° Capricorn. Oh-ho, I said. This is where my Mercury is… Is that why I’m ‘resistant’ to his message?

Moon Inconjunct Saturn

This aspect usually means that your need for emotional security conflicts with your need to live with the world’s demands. Each of us needs to be accepted and loved for what we are, in order to have enough self-confidence to deal with the world. But we also have to learn to live with our own life situations in order to survive. In other words, we have to realize that we can’t have everything we want. With this aspect, these two needs are working against each other. Probably you will satisfy one of them at the expense of the other.

Why wasn’t my life working? What would it take to get it to work? Why could I not find happiness in relationships? Was the experience of adequate money going to elude me forever? Finally — and most emphatically — What had I done to deserve a life of such continuing struggle?

Page 1 “Conversations with God – Book 1

Moon Inconjunct Ascendant

You tend to put your own emotional needs and wants second to whatever you feel has to be done. In other words, you are likely to be more disciplined emotionally than most people your age. But this is not good if you feel that your emotional needs are not important. Your needs must be fulfilled as much as anyone else’s, particularly because your feelings are really very powerful within you.

Abruptly, the pen began moving on its own. I had no idea what I was about to write, but an idea seemed to be coming, so I decided to flow with it. Out came…

Do you really want an answer to all these questions, or are you just venting?”


And so it began.

Walsch sates that it was around Easter of 1992 that the first conversation began. I have decided to focus on Easter Sunday of that year, to demonstrate the energies that were around him, at the time. Notice what planet is on the Descendant: Jupiter. It is inconjunct Mercury. The Sun @ 29° Aries is inconjunct the Moon @ 28° Scorpio. Hmm.

Now, look at the combined charts:

That inconjunct ‘hashtag’ in the centre is interesting, is it not? And there are two interactive Yods between the two charts: !st’s Mars and Uranus/Neptune conjunct are all pointing at Walsch’s Jupiter @ 15° Leo; while 1st’s Venus and Saturn are pointing at Walsch’s Sun. His time to act had finally come.


I can agree with that…

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Rolling the Astrological Dice

Phineas Quimby and Edmond Szekely

I always find it a bit of a challenge to work out who might be linked to any of my past lives. Edmond Bordeaux Szekely is one of those characters from the past who has had a profound influence on my life in the present that I ‘know’ we are connected somehow. So, I sent a request to those in charge to show me how, and, this morning, I was reminded of Phineas Quimby

In this case, the energies are connected in their birth charts, so this does not demonstrate reincarnation.

Another once-in-a-hundred years link-up! I suppose Quimby’s Sun and Szekely’s Saturn would be the strongest tie, with their Mercury conjunct Mercury a close second. But stronger that those two links is Quimby’s Neptune conjunct Szekely’s Mars @ 21° Scorpio. Do you see what I mean?

Each man’s Part of Fortune (although not a planet) is linked to something in the other’s chart: Szekely’s @ 0° Virgo is conjunct Quimby’s Jupiter, while Quimby’s @ 2° Taurus is conjunct Szekely’s Venus/Jupiter conjunction.

Finally, their Moons are significantly situated: Quimby’s is 4° from Szekely’s Ascendant; while Szekely’s is within 3° from Quimby’s North Node.

Am I missing anything else?


In both of these lives, the world and his uncle decided that they were ‘humbugs’ and they spent their time trying to help others with healing via changing of minds. In the end, we are left with a legacy of non-conformist thinking. The truth will out!


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Was This Man a Fraudster or an Inspired Writer?

Edmond Bordeaux Szekely (March 5, 1905 – 1979)

There is a purpose to this post: I want to see if there are signs of conscious fraud in Szekely‘s birth chart.

As his birth time is unknown, I have rectified his chart to show the age (32) when he first published a manuscript (Mercury). Immediately, I noticed that Neptune is in the 11th House of Groups and Associations (hmm).

Per publications of the International Biogenic Society, including ‘The Essene Gospel of Peace’, Szekely received a Ph.D. from the University of Paris, and other degrees from the universities of Vienna and Leipzig. He held professorships in philosophy and in experimental psychology at the Bolyai University in Kolozsvár (now Cluj-Napoca, in Romania). His books were published in English, Romanian, Esperanto, German, French, Hungarian, and Spanish, per the introductory bibliography in his 1938 book ‘Cosmotherapy, the Medicine of the Future’. Szekely claimed to have translated a text he discovered at the Vatican in 1923, called The Essene Gospel of Peace which he published in four parts over several decades. With the 1974 edition, he also included what he said was the complete original Hebrew text from which he translated Book 1.


If you will follow my line of thinking: Saturn is on his Descendant @ 26° Aquarius. That equates to his age of 23 years. It is stated that he found The Essene Gospel of Peace in the Vatican when he was 18. Does that seem likely? The stellium in Pisces, starting from the South Node @ 9° and covering Mercury @ 12°, the Sun @ 15° and culminating with the Moon @ 19° is showing us that a past life was involved with something the Roman Catholic Church would consider a heresy. Was he a Gnostic, perhaps?

A new moon in Pisces talks about ups and downs, has a nebulous and powerful mysterious influence on our lives, frowns [on] us even more, amplifies guilt, betrayal, brings to light the secret plans but also how many ‘throw the cat behind others’. With the New Moon in Pisces, even if suffering seems to set the tone, it is important to connect with hope. We may feel like we are in a prison, but if we wake up, we become aware that the key to our prison door is in us, in the divinity hidden within us. There can be a series of problems, obstacles to be solved, but even so, we must connect with divinity in the face of any adversity.

Without divine support, a new moon in Pisces becomes a source of confusion and others may abuse us through secret games and plans, obscure interests, hidden enemies, someone else directing our lives.

Viktor Astrology


We are aware that a great many individuals in history have been sacrificed on the altar of religion because they did not tick the correct boxes. Szekely, in his latest incarnation, may easily be included in this august number. The truth is: no one wants to admit that he got it right, and they got it wrong…


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Questra C: Inner Guide, Angel or Holy Spirit?

A Pawn Piece (1978 play): Act IV

Questra C, a bohemian

(Page 23)

(The curtain raises on only one character in the woods. QUESTRA is reclining near a tree. She is tall and sleek, dressed in a long white gown, made from diaphanous fabric. She has feline looks, and is extremely feminine in all ways. The stage lighting should now be bright white. As DEREK enters, QUESTRA settles into a sensuous pose.)

DEREK: Pardon me.

QUESTRA: Why are you asking my pardon?

DEREK: I have a few questions to ask you.

QUESTRA: About what?

DEREK: About the meaning of life.

QUESTRA: Why me?

DEREK: I don’t know; I think you remind me of someone.


DEREK: Someone I knew a long time ago.

QUESTRA: How well did you know her?

DEREK: I’m not sure, but I think it was very well.

QUESTRA: Have you ever had this feeling before?

DEREK: Not that I can remember?

QUESTRA: Are you in the habit of forgetting?

DEREK: Normally, no; somehow I have a feeling that this is different.

QUESTRA: In what way?

DEREK: Like when I’m dreaming: upon awakening, I forget what I’ve dreamed.

QUESTRA: Do you think you’re dreaming, now?

DEREK: Of course not.

QUESTRA: How can you be sure?

DEREK: All of this seems so real: more real than dreaming.

QUESTRA: Have you ever heard of the saying, “When you’re dreaming, it’s real, and what you call reality during your waking hours, is only a dream”?

DEREK: No, I haven’t.

QUESTRA: What does it mean to you?

(Page 24)

DEREK: It’s not clear to me.

QUESTRA: Why not?

DEREK: It doesn’t make sense. If reality is only a dream, and dreaming is the only thing that’s real, how can I be sure what I’m doing now?

QUESTRA: Aren’t you questioning life?

DEREK: Yes, I suppose I am. It’s just that I’m beginning to feel that I’m standing on the edge of an unfathomable abyss, teetering, almost falling in.

QUESTRA: What do you think will happen if you fell in?

DEREK: I think that I’ll die.

QUESTRA: Is that so bad?

DEREK: Yes, I don’t want to cease to exist.

QUESTRA: What do you mean?

DEREK: If I die, I will become nothing.

QUESTRA: Who says?

DEREK: My mother. According to her, death is the end of everything: the only thing that lives on for a while after your death is your memory.

QUESTRA: Would you believe that she’s partially correct about the memory? Whose memory did she mean?

DEREK: The memory of friends and relatives.

QUESTRA: Does the person who dies have any memories of his life?

DEREK: That’s hard to say: if he didn’t, then Life would seem purposeless.


DEREK: Life gives everyone a chance to experience situations and associations.

QUESTRA: For what purpose?

DEREK: To learn.

QUESTRA: About what?

DEREK: To learn about life.

QUESTRA: Doesn’t a person have to understand himself, before he can understand life?

DEREK: What do I have to learn about myself?

QUESTRA: How much do you know?

(Page 25)

DEREK: My name, where and when I was born, who my parents are, what I like/don’t like, and how I react to people around me.

QUESTRA: Is that all?

DEREK: Why, is there more?

QUESTRA: What would you say if I told you that the existence you experience every day is only a portion of the Total You?

DEREK: I’d say you were crazy.

QUESTRA: Would you?

DEREK: I sure would. You can’t persuade me to believe that there’s more to me than what I already know.

QUESTRA: Is it too fantastic for you?

DEREK: Not really; it’s just that I pride myself in being self-sufficient.

QUESTRA: Are you?

DEREK: I think so; I make my own decisions, my own choices.

QUESTRA: Doesn’t anyone help you?

DEREK: Only if I let them.

QUESTRA: Will you let me help you?

DEREK: If you wish.

QUESTRA: Will you open up your mind to me?

DEREK: As long as you’re gentle.

QUESTRA: You claim that you make up your own decisions, right?

DEREK: Right.

QUESTRA: What about the still, small voice that speaks out when you’re quiet?

DEREK: What, my conscience?

QUESTRA: Does it reside within you?

DEREK: Yes, I’ve heard it.

QUESTRA: Where is it from?

DEREK: Inside my head.

QUESTRA: Could it come from somewhere beyond yourself?

DEREK: Where?

QUESTRA: How about from God?

(Page 26)

DEREK: If it is God, why does His voice sound like a grown-up version of mine?

QUESTRA: Have you ever been told that you’re an expression of God?

DEREK: In a way: He created me, as He did everything else, and His Spirit’s everywhere, even in me.

QUESTRA: If I told you that you were an important part of His Spirit, would you understand?

DEREK: Considering that He is a god of Love, I guess so.

QUESTRA: Do you love yourself?

DEREK: I can’t say: if I answer “yes”, I’m an egotist; if I answer “no”, I’m telling God that I don’t like His creation.

QUESTRA: Do you love me?

DEREK: How can I? I don’t know you, intimately.

QUESTRA: Must you love only what you know?

DEREK: It’d be easier than loving a complete stranger.

QUESTRA: If we’re both part of God’s Spirit, how can you refuse to love me, even if I seem to be a stranger?

DEREK: I guess I can’t. I’m beginning to feel as if I know you, anyway. Please explain how.

QUESTRA: Do you believe in Reincarnation?

DEREK: What?!!

QUESTRA: Do you believe in Reincarnation?

DEREK: I haven’t thought much about it.

QUESTRA: How many times have you lived?

DEREK: Only once: now.

QUESTRA: On what teaching do you base your belief?

DEREK: What my mother’s told me and what I’ve read for myself.

QUESTRA: Have you ever asked your father?

DEREK: No, I hardly ever see him, now that he and my mother are divorced.

QUESTRA: If you did, how would he answer?

DEREK: My mother says that he’s a dreamer; he’d probably say that we’ve all lived before.

QUESTRA: How many times would he say I’d lived, if he met me?

(Page 27)

DEREK: Nine times.

QUESRA: Why that number?

DEREK: It seems appropriate.

QUESTRA: What if I told you I’ve lived nine times that number, at least?

DEREK: I’d say, “Impossible!”

QUESTRA: Impossible? Why?

DEREK: How can you say that you’ve lived that many times; how could you remember?

QUESTRA: Do you remember when I mentioned that your present self is only a portion of your Total Self?


QUESTRA: Can you now see the link between your Total Self and your conscience?

DEREK: Do you mean that my conscience is really just the recalling of my Total Self’s complete memory from past lives?

QUESTRA: What bothers you about that explanation?

DEREK: It seems so fantastic, so unreal.

QUESTRA: But is it wrong?

DEREK: No, it strikes a responsive chord in my soul: it excites me.

QUESTRA: For someone who didn’t believe in Reincarnation, why are you using the word ‘soul’?

DEREK: It comes from the expression, “God bless my soul.”

QUESTRA: Does the answer make any more sense, now?

DEREK: Yes, it does. Why didn’t I realize this truth before?

QUESTRA: Were you listening before?

DEREK: No, I guess I wasn’t. I still have a problem to solve.

QUESTRA: What is it?

DEREK: If we live several lives, why must we keep returning?

QUESTRA: Have you ever heard about Karma?

DEREK: Yes, but what is it?

QUESTRA: How can I explain it? Let’s see: if you make a withdrawal from your bank, what happens?

DEREK: The bank gives me money in exchange for my withdrawal slip.

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QUESTRA: What becomes of the withdrawal slip?

DEREK: The bank uses it to debit my account for the amount of the withdrawal.

QUESTRA: What would happen if you’d actually taken more in money than you had in the account?

DEREK: Normally, the bank wouldn’t allow it, but if they did, I’d be given an overdraft.

QUESTRA: What’s that?

DEREK: An overdraft is an unsecured debt: I would owe the bank money for the deficit in the account?

QUESTRA: If you were allowed to keep withdrawing more than you put back in, what would happen?

DEREK: I’d have to pay back the debt, eventually. What has this got to do with Karma?

QUESTRA: Would it be any clearer to you if I said that your account in the bank works on the same principle as Karma?

DEREK: Someone or something is keeping track of my debts?

QUESTRA: Do you see how your soul can make deposits or withdrawals from your Total Self?

DEREK: My Total Self is my soul’s bank? That makes sense: so now I know why my conscience is so active. It’s almost like a bank sending out periodic statements and letting me know when I’ve written an ‘N.S.F.’ cheque. How can I pay back my debts?

QUESTRA: What if negative responses were withdrawals and positive responses were deposits, would that help?

DEREK: What if I became unable to pay the loan?

QUESTRA: What would your bank do?

DEREK: The debt would be held in abeyance until I was able to work it off again.

QUESTRA: Now do you understand Karma?

DEREK: Yes, but why can’t I declare bankruptcy, as in, “Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors”?

QUESTRA: What do you think?

DEREK: I think that God waits until Judgement Day, to see if we can account for our lives.

QUESTRA: When God totals up the sum of our good deeds and our bad deeds and finds us still lacking, what will He do?

DEREK: He’ll probably banish everyone from His sight for Eternity.

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QUESTRA: But if we’re all part of God, why would He want to do that?

DEREK: You’re right; He must have some way to save our Total Selves from our selfish selves.

QUESTRA: What about Jesus, the Christ?

DEREK: I’ve heard that he came into the world to die on our behalf, so that we might live forever as Children of God.

QUESTRA: On what terms?

DEREK: That we profess Jesus to be God’s first-born Son and our own personal Saviour.

QUESTRA: What else would you like to know?

DEREK: Who are you and what are you doing here?

QUESTRA: Although my name is Questra C, isn’t that a silly question to ask me, after all the questions you’ve answered?

DEREK: Well, Questra, is there anything you’d like to ask of me?

QUESTRA: Do you know how to fish?

DEREK: I can learn.

QUESTRA (getting up): Would you mind helping me?

DEREK (assisting QUESTRA): How’s this?

QUESTRA: Can you think of another way?

DEREK: Oh, I see: you want me to help you catch some fish.

QUESTRA: Does my hunger show?

DEREK: About as much as my thirst for knowledge.

QUESTRA: Are you satisfied now with the scene you’re in?

DEREK: Yes, even if others might say I’d made it up. Let’s go get a bite to eat.

(Curtain comes down as DEREK and QUESTRA exit. A brief intermission only.)

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