Conversations With Seth — Book Quotes
The Seth sessions and the class’ most “esoteric” adventures took place within the framework of normal living.
I had to be able to trust myself and my abilities.
If I was “more me,” the students were also more themselves in some strange fashion. Seth always seemed to bring out the best in them — not, as the transcripts show, the most pious, but the most creative, vital, and understanding portions of their personalities.
He couched his sessions in terms of their backgrounds and cultures, as any good teacher does.
He tailored his discussions to their needs, and in so doing he provided an incredible learning environment.
If any one attitude united us as a group, it was the certainty that there was more to life — and death — than our official fields of knowledge acknowledged, or cared to investigate.
We were spying out the universe, prowling restlessly around the edges of ordinary reality, poking around in the outskirts of time and space.
We grappled with our own beliefs about ourselves and the world in general and our place in it.
The students asked pertinent, timeless, questions about the very timely events of their lives; about life, death, love, hate, war and peace, good and evil. And answering, Seth always treated each individual as a person of honor. He never built himself up at another’s expense.
I didn’t think in terms of teaching methods. Instead, I felt that each class innately contained its own drama: I merely sensed its dramatic shape and helped direct it.
There is a little doubt in any of our minds that we operated and interacted at other levels of reality than the normally accepted one.
Seth also stresses the even greater living art that we can make of our lives, and emphasizes that the creative abilities are devoted not just to specific arts and crafts, but to the entire framework of our lives.
We were exploring the nature of consciousness, nudging aside its officially defined edges, and discovering that they gave way; they dissolved. The official barriers were artificial.
We must somehow learn to blend our intellects with intuitions. For if we believe that one is in opposition to the other, then no matter which we choose, we lose.
Search for a larger framework of identity.
I believe that in its way, Jane’s ESP class was a far-reaching revolutionary experience of the self, unlike anything that civilization has so far allowed its members.
Personhood is innocent(I think she means without judgement or value system); and from that innocent personhood’s beliefs and desires, you create the world you experience.
Out of believing that “you create your own reality,” we learned the personal power of the only true authority — the authority of the self.
“When intuitive knowledge and understanding overflow, then it overflows into all kinds of creativity and it is. It does not form groups. Groups appear. There is a difference. There is no need to form groups. Groups appear because there is no need to form them.”