Geoffrey Farthing


This little book should start you to question about all that we have been taught and learned about Death and After.

A Little Book to "Lighten Our Darkness"
by Geoffrey Farthing

When We Die by Geoffrey Farthing
It is generally assumed that very little is known about what happens when we die. There are numerous
accounts from spiritualist sources but they are not consistent among themselves in important detail. All
religions have some teaching on the subject, but it is usually unspecific or incomplete, and often not
convincing, especially to those of us of an enquiring mind. The account given in this book, even if
regarded as only a theory based on a number of basic postulates, is at least reasonably complete and, if
these postulates are accepted, credible. Some of them are confirmed by our common experience: for
example, the cyclic nature of Nature's operations - days and nights, the seasons of the year. When used
in the context of life and death, they certainly provide us with considerable food for thought.
It is claimed by Those who know that these postulates are facts. The idea that they are indeed facts and
that they can be known appears more and more feasible as we begin to see something of the whole
picture presented in this book. Broadly, the claim that there can be such knowledge is based on the
tradition that there are men who possess it. It is posited that there are, beyond the human kingdom,
evolutionary stages attainable by all of us, in time. Progress into these higher stages will, however, not be
physical but subjective, that is, it will be by means of inner faculties not yet active within most of us at
present. These faculties reach a point where an individual so developed is able to perceive the inner
workings of Nature. This is not psychism but spiritual vision, something quite different from normal
clairvoyance. By its means, even the thoughts and emotions of others become perceptible. These are the
internal subjective activities that it is said we indulge in, although to a much lesser degree, after death,
when we are in a corresponding subjective state. Normally in our daily lives our thoughts and emotions
are quite private to ourselves, but this is not so to these spiritually developed individuals. They are known
traditionally by various names: in this book the terms Adepts, Initiates, Masters or Masters of Wisdom are
To be more specific about the degree of their attainment, it is recognized that they are men who have
worked out through many lives all the defects, deficiencies and limitations of the personal man. As we
shall see, man has a divine spiritual component to his nature, such that when he can function
consciously at that level he not only knows his own divinity (God) but also becomes virtually omniscient
relative to even the highest genius in ordinary humanity. This omniscience extends into the inner realms
of Nature. It is here that, to some extent, we ourselves are, not only in normal thought but also in the
after-death states. The Adepts can function consciously in these realms and therefore know the states
and activities in them of those we call the dead. Quoting one of the Masters, a little out of context:
We tell you what we know, for we are made to learn it through personal experience.


"don't be silent when evil is spoken as truth"

   3rd tablet from the emerald tablets of Thoth
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