The subtle body, psychic forces, energy vampires,
and the power of love.
   
     The following excerpt is from
IN, AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, by Jack Haas, "The Kerouac of the new millennium." (FW)
   
     ...in the silent, wordless mixing of close friends, I would come to sense how our spirits merged into each other, blended, and communicated in ways far beyond normal understandings; how ...the body is but the nucleus of our much greater self, which sublimely extends out from each of us in less dense and invisible forms, and which converges, intermingles, exchanges, and stays together for extended periods, within other people's greater self, just as waves come together, combining oscillations, and then flow apart, each still separate and yet now modified from before their intermixing.
     It is these subtle bodies of ours which are the hardest to get to know, and yet the ones which have the most effect on others, and on the world around us. It is the subtle body which can sense another truly, feel what they are carrying inside- regardless of what they are saying- and become elevated by their love and integrity, or contaminated by their hate and confusion.
     This was the beginning of my understanding of how there is no separation in life, that we are all connected, and that a person's love or hate does not end inside their heads, in their thoughts, but is sent out into the world to ameliorate or exacerbate the plight of all those fortunate or unfortunate enough to be in its way.
     Sometimes the nicest people have the most violent demons inside of them. Sometimes an angry man is a saint. You can't tell until you mix inside of them, for the spirit behind the flesh is oft like a wolf in sheep's clothing, and rarely like a prince within a frog. You take others on often without choice, and so your I gets jumbled and grafted with other I's, and then what you are is not what you've always been. ...



Jack Haas is a wilderness explorer, world traveler, and independent researcher and writer. He is the author of four highly acclaimed books:
THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves, ROOTS AND WINGS: adventures of a spirit on earth, THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings, and IN, AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey.
 
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