Seth and Probable Worlds Theory
I thought I would get this down while it’s fresh on my mind.
I’ve mentioned the name “Seth” more than a few times in The Chrysalis. For those not familiar with this “Seth” he describes himself as “an energy personality essence no longer focussed in physical reality” and yet who, through the agency of a woman named Jane Roberts, was able to cross the boundaries between probable worlds and communicate, an achievement which he also explains in some detail.
The irony of Seth is this: his very reality proves and corroborates the theory of probable worlds (an infinity of probable worlds, in fact), yet the same people — with a few exceptions — who theorise about probable worlds and worlds without end don’t seem to take Seth seriously when he affirms it.
Well, I take Seth very seriously indeed, and believe him when he says that he and a few others have managed to penetrate the membrane or boundary conditions that separate probable worlds. And you’ld think a discovery like that would make the headlines in all the newspapers and scientific journals, wouldn’t you? More astonishing than walking on the moon, even.
There is great irony in this. It reminds me of a story…
There once was a man who was so hungry for truth, so desperate to know the truth in fact that he locked himself away in a small room vowing not to emerge from his small room until he had discovered the truth. After a while, Truth (who is a woman) observed his devotion and was pleased, and taking pity on the man approached his door and knocked on it. “Go away! Scram!”, shouted the man. “I’m busy looking for Truth”. And Truth, being an honest and obliging spirit, duly left as commanded.
Now this “Seth”, from the overview of where he is, has an astonishing range of knowledge about physical reality and probable worlds, as you might expect from someone who has learned the trick of crossing over, and he explains the conditions necessary to do that. Nor is it necessarily all one way. William Blake seems to have had the facility to cross over, as did perhaps Robert Monroe (as recorded in his book Journeys Out of the Body). In fact, Seth insists we do it all the time, retrieving knowledge and inspiration from other probable worlds, but quite unconsciously and with far less skill.
Now, you might think there would be a headline in Nature: “‘Energy Personality Essence’ crosses frontiers of probable worlds!” Hooray! Our theory is neatly affirmed!
Yet it’s not a headline you’ll read. Seth remains a figure of “the occult”. And yet it’s hard to see what else might remove the theory of probable worlds from the realm of abstraction and speculation to the certain (or near certain) if not the testimony of those who have actually crossed over and have borne witness to its truth.
There have been a few science writers who have been bold enough to credit Seth with the inspiration for their musings — Michael Talbott in The Holographic Universe or Norman Friedman in The Hidden Domain spring to mind.
It’s my conviction that Seth is exactly who he says he is — an “energy personality essence no longer focussed in physical reality” and one who is greatly skilled in crossing the boundaries between probable worlds (and which, he insists, we will eventually also learn to do consciously ourselves).
So, where I think it is pertinent and relevant, I will cite Seth unabashedly as a definitive authority on the evolution of consciousness, the origins and structure of the physical space-time system, and the reality of infinite probable worlds. And especially so when he insists that our continued existence as a species is not guaranteed in this probable world unless we make certain changes in our biological, psychological and social existence.
I believe him in that. Even if he is a “spook”.