Above are two substantial YouTube videos that explain the teachings of Seth, a spirit entity, unfocused in physical reality or time. The video on the left is considered the full Seth story, while the audio program on the right is about one particular Seth Speaks book – The Eternal Validity of the Soul – Roberts (Jane), Seth Speaks – The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Amber-Allen Publishing/New Word Library, 1972/1994, 439 pages).
We have summarized below fifteen (15) key points (divided into 2 sections) that we learned from reading The Eternal Validity of the Soul. However, there is so much more great information in that original book and in the other Seth books. Accordingly, we advise you to purchase your own copies of the Seth books and read them thoroughly.
In reviewing the points below, you may wish to "check" the ones that resonate with you. Leave the ones that you are unsure about, or unaccepting of, unchecked.
DEATH AND AFTER-DEATH EXPERIENCES (pts. 1 - 7)
1. The death experience is highly personal.
Immediately after death, we may or may not be greeted by loved ones. In many instances, our loved ones have progressed onto other stages of activity, and so a spirit guide may temporarily take the guise of a friend to comfort us. After death, some individuals do not believe they are dead and focus emotionally on the continuation of their previous physical reality. Guides are available to assist.
2. Upon death, we lose the physical body and then begin to use our energy body.
Our new body is energy interwoven with our current physical body though we do not perceive it. After death, it will be the only body we have for some time. We can modify how this form appears in order to match our physical body’s appearance at any age during our latest incarnation, or be recognized by loved ones. This is the same kind of form used in out-of-body projections and during sleep. The form seems physical to us though it is not. It can fly, go through solid objects and can be moved by mental thought. However, we cannot generally manipulate physical objects.
3. There is no single after-death reality.
There are some dimensions into which individual experiences will often fall – an initial stage for those who are still focused strongly in physical reality; also hospitals, rest homes and training centers. After-death experiences generally include a “life review” followed by periods of rest, seclusion, training, decision-making and planning for the next experience. We are with teachers and friends, including members of our soul group. During the period of reflection and review, we become aware of our other reincarnational selves and related emotional ties with other personalities known in other lifetimes. There is an in-between afterlife rest state of relative indecision. It is from here that most communication from deceased loved ones occurs. Our loved ones have not yet reached the time of choosing and have not completed their training. They may still be perceiving reality in terms of their old beliefs. This is also usually the level that is visited by the living in projections from the dream state.
4. There are unlimited varieties of experiences open to us after death, some less probable than others, according to our development.
However, we generally choose from the following three types of experiences. These are as follows: i) having another reincarnation in the physical system; ii) focusing on a past life and using it to have a new experience based on creating variations or corrections as you choose; and iii) entering another system of probability entirely, with all thoughts of continuity of time left behind. Whichever type of experience is chosen, a great deal of thought and planning is generally undertaken before we make our decision. We receive help from guides and teachers.
5. Reincarnation involves far more than a simple decision to undergo another physical existence.
Specific abilities of an intellectual, creative or emotional nature are decided upon. A period of rest and reflection is used to plan one’s next incarnation. No existence is chosen for one reason only. It is a complex decision involving many factors. We may reincarnate in group settings or as individuals, depending on our preferences and objectives. Each individual is not at the same level of achievement at the end of the reincarnational cycle. Reincarnational goals vary greatly. Some personalities prefer male lives, others prefer female lives, but both types must be experienced. Some lives may be lived as rest periods either as a prelude to a more difficult life to come or as a self-adopted reward to a previous difficult life. The “laws” of reincarnation are adapted by the individual personalities to suit themselves.
6. Consciousness forms matter and we create our own realities, including probable systems of reality, by way of our feelings, thoughts and mental actions.
Some of these mental activities are physically materialized, others are actualized (i.e. made real) in “probable” systems, which our physical selves are not consciously aware of. Our probable selves in these probable systems are a portion of our identity or soul, and if we are out of contact with them it is only because we focus upon physical events and accept them as the only criteria for reality. The soul is not a product (finished or otherwise), rather it is a process of becoming. By thinking about ourselves and God, we create probable versions of both ourselves and God. At any point, we are presented with an endless series of choices some more or less favourable than others. Most importantly, each mental act is a reality for which we are responsible. For example, as long as we believe in a devil, we will create one that is real enough for us and for the others who continue to create him.
7. Time and space only exist in physical reality.
Precision is required for Seth to enter our reality at the precise point in time and space desired to communicate. The concept of time does not exist outside our physical reality and so there is really no true beginning or ending. Everything (in nonphysical reality) is a source of infinite and unending simultaneous action. This is something we do not presently understand. This is the same for “All That Is.”
OTHER KEY POINTS (pts. 8 - 15)
8. We are multidimensional beings and we exist simultaneously in both physical and nonphysical systems of reality.
The portion of ourselves that we experience in our small corner of physical reality offers only a limited and distorted view of our full existence. Multidimensional awareness is available to us in our dreams, in some trance states, and often even beneath ordinary consciousness as we go about our day. The true multidimensional self, is aware of all its experiences, and this knowledge is to some extent available to those other portions of the self, including of course the physical self as we know it. These various portions of self will eventually become fully aware. God is the Creator and exists in all realities, both physical and nonphysical. We experience God through our own existence. Our understanding of the nature of God changes as we shift to a multidimensional perspective.
9. The dream state is very important to us.
Our consciousness is used to periods of non-existence as it leaves our physical body during the sleep state. Good dream-work helps prepare us for after-death reality. We can astral project to our loved ones when we dream; our loved ones can come to us. Many of our dream experiences are precisely those we encounter after death. This includes meeting our deceased loved ones, revisiting the past, greeting old friends, travels through space without linear time restrictions, meeting our guides, receiving instruction, performing meaningful work, solving problems and many others. In the level between wakefulness and sleep, we are receivers for clairvoyant and telepathic messages from afterlife realms. (This is sometimes called the “hypnagogic state.”)
10. Important work by Seth, Jane and her husband was pre-planned.
Seth explains that the valuable work done was decided by Jane, her husband and Seth before this particular lifetime. Seth’s channeled information about the nature of reality (both physical and nonphysical) was intended to be given to intelligent people, not only to “born believers.” Much of Jane’s training took place in the dream state. This included frequent out-of-body projections in which she attended classes, taught initially by various Speakers (advanced beings who have had previous human existence and who now act as teachers in nonphysical reality).
11. Illness and suffering are not thrust upon us by God or by an outside agency.
Instead, they are by-products of the learning process in our physical reality. Suffering is not good for the soul unless it teaches us how to stop suffering. All of us in physical reality are learning to use our creative energy, though we often misdirect it.
12. Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is as beautiful a tale as biblical creation.
No form of matter, however potent, will be self-evolved into consciousness. All matter already has consciousness. All structure is formed by consciousness.
13. When speaking of multidimensional reality, no whole self, entity or soul can ever be completely materialized in three-dimensional form.
A part of it can be projected into that dimension however, extending so many years in time, taking up so much space, and so forth.
14. The characteristics needed for mediumship are much like those needed by any strongly creative person.
A strong supporting ego is a necessity, particularly in early stages. However, the ego must begin to let its rigidity go; it is a gradual process which allows the whole personality to expand.
15. The outer world is a reflection of the inner one, though far from perfect.
Seth explains the dilemma of the ego, and our use of religion and religious events to explain the nature of physical and nonphysical reality. The exterior religious drama is an imperfect representation of the ever-unfolding interior spiritual realities. Spiritual ignorance is at the basis of so many of our problems; our limitations are spiritual ones. The inner self alone, at rest, in meditation, can at times glimpse portions of these inner realities that cannot be physically expressed.
After reading this material, one starts to appreciate what the death experience might be like for most of us.
Some initial confusion, then some clarity, a reunion with loved ones, some time to reflect and, if necessary, rest. After that, a lot of instruction and discussion (via telepathy) involving guides, teachers and members of our soul group, on what we should do next in our spiritual evolution. We experience a life review. We decide whether we want to return for another incarnation on Earth. In all cases, we receive counsel from guides and teachers, but in the end the final decision on what to do next, is our’s to make, since we have God’s gift of free will. The events above and their sequence may vary as the death experience is a highly personal one.
Once we have experienced these events, we start to understand better our true multidimensional nature. We remember who we really are including past lives and past acquaintances. We learn that we create our own realities from our feelings, thoughts and emotions, and we experience God through our existing. There is so much more to our existence than this physical reality – “space-time” – that we consciously know about.