Belsebuub, Guest Writer
Spirituality is big business, it’s a multi-million dollar industry. A lot of what passes for spirituality today is actually a commercial venture of one kind or another. It should be seen for what it is – business, and not serious, genuine spiritual knowledge.
Commerce and spirituality have different values. Spirituality deals with the non-physical and has its own set of laws, whereas commerce is three-dimensional and abides by very different laws.
One important spiritual principle is that spiritual teachings are free, this makes them open to anyone to receive. If beings in higher dimensions charged money a large proportion of humanity would be disenfranchised from spiritual knowledge and processes. Can you imagine a Jesus who only opened his mouth to talk for a fee?
Spiritual knowledge has its price, which is in the personal sacrifice required to reach it. That’s why its esoteric or hidden in its nature, and few reach it because few are prepared to pay the personal price for entry by changing what they are and how they live. It’s much easier to pay money to be told what you want to hear.
Religions are what they are, set in time, rigid, and prone to being used by fanatical believers and power grabbers. Commercial spirituality seems to offer a viable alternative to mainstream religion, whereas it is actually a set of religious beliefs you have to pay for.
There is a huge variety of choices on offer, but the most successful usually have common principles. One is telling people what they want to hear. Their business depends upon being popular, so it can’t stray from populist ideas. So they offer a watered down antiseptic spirituality for the masses. The masses lack the ability to understand cosmic truths and are easily exploited by clever money making charlatans.
If successful, these people get fame, power and wealth. They tend to be talented at something and use their talent in the spirituality market to succeed. They tend to be excellent writers, speakers and motivators.
They carefully craft their image, tailoring it to their particular market to offer what the public wants and expects to see, which is usually what they and their audience thinks a spiritual figure, or a modern, successful motivator, should look like, they then have to maintain that image. Some even have ghost writers to write on their behalf. There is little or nothing of any real depth in their work, and most of it is actually misleading, even contrary to esoteric reality, but their audience doesn’t mind, they prefer spiritual entertainment to esoteric substance, and don’t like anything that requires too much work, or which upsets their lifestyle.
Commercial gurus often create a positive sounding spirituality that integrates into the lifestyle of their audience. Usually fitting into established successful markets. Some are popular in the mainstream media which requires conformity to its moral and social codes.
Most of them fish around for other people’s work and ideas and re-cycle them amongst themselves, especially the ideas that are popular and marketable. What they all have in common is a skilled intellectual presentation and a lack of serious esoteric experience. Some use channeling, which is either their own imagination or some sinister entity. At best a small number of them have featherweight astral experiences, but even that is beyond the capacity of most of them. Back in 2004 I was out of my body in the astral plane and I saw a person attending my free online courses with the purpose of getting material out of them for their own use, there were awakened beings present and they called him a charlatan. More than a year later someone showed me a book they felt was just like my courses, it was written by the same person I had seen earlier in the astral plane. Funnily enough I’d heard he had said that in 2004 he was stuck and didn’t know what to write, then suddenly his book wrote itself. Hmm…
Large Companies Making Money out of Spirituality
Because so many people search for spirituality businesses are ready to cash in on it. They have money and influence behind them which makes it very difficult to compete with. It’s difficult to reach people when they constantly encounter sophisticated marketing machines designed to catch their attention and seduce them with striking imagery, professional movies, and celebrities, backed by teams of designers and marketers with huge budgets.
They flood the spiritual arena with superficial and misleading garbage that successfully diverts people’s attention from the deeper knowledge, and gives a false, illusory view of spirituality that amounts to a kind of unknowing deception that floods over truth.
Businesses have the commercial markets sewn up, fortunately there are alternative ways to get the information across, which to some extent can sidestep their corporate influence.
I’ve Never Charged Money and I’m free to Communicate as I Wish
I write about the esoteric knowledge that I have experienced, without compromises. In speaking and acting truthfully I’ve upset a lot of people, and thwarted many ambitions, especially of the power hungry, and fanatics, particularly those in religion, and a lot of people have attacked me for it, but I’ll carry on, for the good of truth itself and I’ll speak clearly of what I know to be true regardless of the opposition.
I’ve never, ever charged money for what I’ve done. For most of the time I’ve been passing on this spiritual message I’ve been poor, I spent years in actual poverty, and when it eased I used the opportunities I had to help spread the message, and created different ways of helping. When I inherited my parents house I sold it, and bought another which I renovated and sold to generate huge funds for a retreat for others, I never made a dollar for myself from it. I live simply in quite basic accommodation and aim to live that way. When I had a task to do overseas that could only be done by being paid a wage, I funded my own wages, and diverted donations given to me, to pay it. I even paid all the organizations employment taxes myself. I’ve never made any money from any book I’ve sold, or from any spiritual activity. This gives me freedom, I can say and do what I need to, without interference or concern for other influences getting in the way.
Q: What’s a spiritual marketplace? Is it the same thing that Jesus referred to as “a den of robbers” when he overthrew those who sold animals? What’s the commodity in the commercial spiritual marketplace?
Yes, it’s just like when Jesus went to the temple, and found people outside selling all kinds of goods. And he said that, “Merchants shan’t enter the place of my father”—he was referring to those who place money before spiritual things, who make money surrounding the teaching, which adversely affects those who want genuine spirituality. Those merchants don’t understand the actual spiritual principles which exist, and violate them.
But also, there is a deeper meaning because it’s to throw the merchants from within out—to remove the aspects of an individual, the ego states that sell spirituality for material gain, making their life revolve around money and material things, or fame, or power. His actions also represent the incarnated Son expelling those ego states within, the animals symbolizing the animal ego states.
Q: Before coming across your work I never had an interest in spirituality, mainly because I thought my choices were either religion or new age stuff, and I just wanted to know what was really going on. Neither of these paths answered my questions. I think there are a lot of people who are in the same place I was in; it seems there’s so much garbage out there, there must be so many people who just give up searching. For those people out there trying to navigate their way through all the commercial nonsense, what effect is it having?
What a person goes though inwardly differentiates someone who’s doing this work from one who doesn’t, and this requires action. Techniques for awakening only contribute to awakening if they are practiced, and those who practice have a different kind of energy going on within them. And tend to be drawn towards like minded people. Although some people search intensively, others give up, which is really sad.
When a person is famous and gives poor spiritual information for money, they take the place of those who could be teaching real spiritual knowledge. A lot of people just settle upon whatever the mainstream gives them and slip into a mundane life, or can never get out of one. Some just incorporate commercialized ideals into their life and it carries on as normal, while others settle upon something established, possibly religious and feel comforted by it. Moreover, most of the ideas that tend to become widespread are those which are acceptable to a wider society and fit that society’s agenda, they have the huge mechanisms of promotion to spread those ideas, and pulling the strings of society are those with power. More is controlled than most people realize and there are a set of unspoken rules and assumptions in society that include or exclude ideas according to their level of acceptance by society. Esoteric knowledge is suppressed for the masses, its marginalized and ridiculed, but is used by elites who know a little of its worth. Unfortunately the knowledge kept by elites is of the dark side, and at best becomes grey.
In ancient times, there were schools which were set up which looked like schools of spiritual knowledge, but they were actually the opposite, they had a number of purposes, one was to mislead people, thus destroying the peoples access to true knowledge, secondly they became used as means of secretly transmitting esoteric knowledge to those who could use its power for darkness. The descendants of many of these secret societies still exist today and exert enormous negative influences upon the world. There are many people in the spiritual field who are today unintentionally or deliberately misleading others. There are so many teaching who are not real spiritual teachers and don’t have their basis in esoteric knowledge, or experience. True teachers are those who have the Son within them and their authority is given from above.
The real knowledge is experienced personally, the information to reach to personal knowledge is difficult to communicate to a wide audience and they lack the capacity to understand it. It also tends to get drowned out by groups and individuals who have companies and marketing behind them, and have a high public exposure.
Q: I’ve started to learn in the astral plane that there are sinister forces and they seem to really dislike this work. I was wondering what role, if any, they play in perpetuating all the commercial garbage out there so people don’t ever have the opportunity to awaken?
It’s one of their main tactics and its part of a wider control they have over society, they keep the masses dumbed down so they never awaken and don’t let others awaken. They’re unseen and work from the infra-dimensions through dark entities to powerful groups within society. They are behind the loss of true esoteric knowledge and its polarization into darkness in ancient esoteric schools and societies. Those schools used many of the symbols of light but inverted or distorted them, turning them into dark forces without the public even realizing it. The people then worshiped demons thinking they were their gods. People are quick to dismiss the esoteric today but it influences their lives much more than they think.
Q: Some people have an opinion that if you offer something for free nobody will really value it and will not develop the commitment necessary to really learn something and to make real progress. Could you please elaborate a bit on this kind of discipline created by money?
Yes, and then they say that they charge a lot because when you pay a lot so you value it more—well, that’s exploitation. There should be a mutual giving and receiving, as that is how the universe functions with an interchange of matter and forces, but it should be voluntary and not coerced in any way, charging money breaks the flow.
In the world value is given to material things, and it seems logical to some that spirituality is one more commodity with a price. But although there are practical costs in teaching, spirituality itself is not a material commodity, to put it as one is to make entry into it dependent upon material value, which is a violation of the free flow of spiritual forces and values that exist in the cosmos.
Reaching actual esoteric knowledge is done through personal experience, which is of higher dimensions, that does have a price, but it’s paid in its own kind, which is in spiritually meeting the requirements for it, which is where the real initiations come in. They act as filters of people in the higher dimensions, separating those who have the required standards in their inner level from those who don’t. The price you pay is esoteric experience is in doing the work to meet those requirements, which means a lot of inner change. The charlatans don’t receive any initiations, nor do they get the true knowledge, what they get is money.
Their audience however take the commercial gurus words as true knowledge and are unable to correlate it to real esoteric experience, because they don’t know what it is.
The flow of give and receive is interrupted by charging money, it should work with complete freedom, with those who wish to contributing donations, or giving whatever assistance they wish, and it is up to the person to decide whether they wish to give and what they give, trying to affect this is violating a person’s own freedom of choice and their own learning in life. Charging money goes against the very spiritual principles of the work, and they can’t be sacrifice for money. In spirituality it’s better to seek truth than it is to make business.
Q: Within the great range of seemingly spiritual literature we get nowadays, do the authors just write things they thought up, or are they thinking they have spiritual knowledge and experiences but are they being misled by negative beings, or could some of the information be from real spiritual beings? If so, can this help someone and how can you tell which is real?
Almost all the information today is intellectual, authors study what’s already written and give their own personal take on it. Esoteric knowledge is actually what an individual experiences themselves, when a person writes from this it has value, if their standard is high enough.
Experiences in the Astral Plane
Hardly anyone does serious esoteric exercises to be able to experience the higher planes of existence. And so very few have any experience of the astral plane or higher, and even those who do can be deceived by negative beings over there, but whether most would even get that far is unlikely. There are some who do travel in the astral plane occasionally, but who don’t do the work to get rid of their ego states, to uncover their subconscious, and so what they see when out of the body is governed by their subconscious, and they don’t realize that what they are seeing is just a projection of their own minds. And yet they can write about out-of-body experiences and dreams and people believe what they say.
Most have no solid internal structure to their bodies in the higher dimensions, and are unable to go to the higher regions or to the infra-dimensions, and so they think that those places don’t exist and tell others it’s like that, but that’s because they don’t have the means to go there themselves. And so they mislead people, they don’t clear their subconscious and don’t practice alchemy to create their higher bodies, and so they don’t really change or transform themselves.
Some people use channeling, which is to try to open oneself up to outside entities from other dimensions or through space to speak through the body. These people are usually unconscious of what actually goes through them. If you go to the astral plane you’ll see what it is they are actually communicating with. What’s usually channeled is their own subconscious mind, occasionally they might channel negative entities posing as good figures, thereby being vehicles to spread their deceit, or in the case of mediums, the ego states of the deceased. They do not channel extraterrestrials or divine beings as many believe, because there is a law which all of them respect and that is that a person’s body is their temple and no one can violate that temple by entering another’s. Each person has their own divine being, who is incarnated in the process of enlightenment, the higher consciousness joins with the human consciousness. The human body is for one’s own being to be in no divine being uses another’s temple. Most people who look into channeling don’t realize they are believing in it, which is a form of religious belief, if you believe in channelers, I suggest you go into the astral plane and see what they are actually doing.
Commercialized Spiritual Writers
The majority of writers in spirituality have little or no real esoteric experience. They just write from what they think or believe, and from what they think that people would like to hear, which is most important to them. So they can search around, find a coherent theory or theories, come up with ideas, and then write them or put them into videos, talks, or whatever, and aim it towards the public so that they don’t offend, they try to get the widest audience, or if they have a niche market, they’ll try to fill that niche.
They are not governed by the truth, so they can basically do whatever they want to please the public and be famous. And of course, their companies love them for it, because the larger their audience they get, the more money they make for the company. And then company has all this money to put into its advertising, into its marketing, its brochures, its videos—everything. And then to the general public they seem as though they are the ones who have the knowledge, they have the acclaim, they have everything. But it’s based on something made up. Mainstream publishers are not the judges of spiritual worth, they are the judges of commercial worth. They look at a book and an author in terms of a business proposition, and so what you see in terms of spiritual books for sale in the mainstream are successful business ventures. The mainstream media has no idea of what is a spiritual truth and what is not.
For someone who has real knowledge, over in the higher dimensions, commercial gurus are a bunch of charlatans just talking away. And people love it because they are giving the public what they want; they’re telling people