On January 29th, 1955, the Master Aetherius spoke through Dr George King in public for the first time. In fact, as far as I know this is the first time a cosmic transmission had ever been delivered through a medium to a public audience by a Cosmic Master in history, and occurred in the most unlikely of places.
Not in the Himalayas, not on Mount Shasta, not on Mount Fuji, the Andes or any other location regarded as holy or a particular site of pilgrimage.
It took place in the British Isles, but even there, there were many sacred spots which could have been used for this historic event, just to name one, Avebury.
No, it took place in a city called Westminster in London, a place of historical significance but not always for the right reasons. Yards away were what Dr King described as “the gasworks in England called the Houses of Parliament” or, in the words of the Master Aetherius “that ‘thing’ in Westminster”. Close by was Downing Street, the location of the residences of the British Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer with all the administrative infrastructure of their offices.
It was also close to the famous Westminster Abbey where kings and queens have been crowned since medieval days. Just down the road was the main Roman Catholic cathedral in Britain, Westminster Cathedral. In other words, it was a centre of political and traditional religious authority with all the machinations of worldly power that went with it.
But political authority and man-made religious authority are limited, fallible, whatever the Pope may claim, whereas samadhi brings definite, unquestionable knowledge. A greater authority had entered the environment of Westminster City that day when the Master Aetherius, the Infallible One, spoke to the public for the first time.
This was not the first time Dr King had received a cosmic transmission, a number had been delivered through him by the Master Aetherius to small, invited groups at a private residence. But he was instructed to, as it were, go public in front of the people of London and adopt this potentially dangerous trance condition at an open meeting.
One thing that happened was that the entire group who had been willing to attend in private, left him when he did so. Clearly not one of them was a practitioner of the First Freedom, Bravery, which of course was yet to be delivered to Earth. Fear of controversy and ridicule, an unwillingness to stand up for what you believe despite reception, is one of the essential qualities of a spiritual aspirant in these days. So, Dr King walked into Caxton Hall in Westminster alone, took his place on the platform and history was made.
In some ways, January 29th, 1955, was the start of what later became The Aetherius Society.
I don’t know of any medium who has used a samadhic trance condition to receive any type of communication from this Earth or beyond in public. Nor do I know of any master capable of samadhi, and you would have to be a master to be capable of samadhi at will, who has used this elevated state for the purposes of mediumship. Those very, very, very few people in history on this physical plane who have been able to attain this state, and I do want to stress how rare this is because Dr King in his humility could make it seem so attainable, those very, very, very few did so as far as I can tell for the purposes of their own enlightenment to receive greater wisdom, oneness and bliss as they journeyed towards liberation from the wheel of rebirth.
Not so Dr King, after all, he didn’t even have to be here. And, where he came from a terrestrial samadhic condition would not be the Holy Grail it is here on Earth, but a relatively lowly state of consciousness indeed. That’s something to think about is it not? In those early yoga years, if I can call them that when he practised eight hours a day, all he was doing was recapturing a tiny part of his true heritage.
When he spoke about the trance condition he used to receive cosmic transmissions, he did so in an almost matter-of-fact way, as though we could understand the intricacies of this exalted state and the massive sacrifice he was making in using it for this purpose.
One of the great advantages of using samadhic trance was and is the absolute authenticity it brings to the teachings he received. This is extremely rare not only in mediumship but generally among some of those who claim to be a genuine source of spiritual information. They make statements with great certainty as though the fact that they said it, makes it true. You see it in the new age movement, the mind body spirit movement, sometimes in relation to politics and even health.
Dr King was very precise about why and how he was able to receive cosmic transmissions and what procedures he had to follow to do so. People might disbelieve him, but they cannot honestly deny that he has explained the authenticity of his source. I would go further and say that he has demonstrated it.
Anyone giving important information should be able to do this and it’s very strange really that people will believe extraordinary statements made in certain cases without any proper explanation of where they came from or why that particular person was selected to reveal them. It is perfectly obvious why Dr George King was selected because, to the best of my knowledge, there was nobody else on Earth able to receive a cosmic transmission using samadhic trance especially in a public location like the Caxton Hall in Westminster.
On this first public occasion he did so in extremely unconducive conditions, both in terms of the very basic vibrations in Westminster, London, and because of the dangers to him personally if anything went wrong. And please remember that he was completely alone.
He was demonstrating a teaching which would be delivered later by Mars Sector 6 in the Third Freedom of Service in the following words:
I would inform those sadhus, who, in total disregard of human needs, retreat into the wilderness, I would say: ‘Come you hence, for you are fools!’
In the book, Dr King replaced the word ‘sadhu’ with the word ‘aspirant’, possibly because he thought that it wouldn’t be understood very well in the West.
A true sadhu, by the way, such as Jetsun Milarepa who lived in Tibet thousand years ago, just to name one, was a person of tremendous discipline who was willing to put his life on the line in pursuit of enlightenment. From his life story it seems that Milarepa was well aware that by attaining enlightenment he would be helping the world as a whole, in which case he did not act in total disregard of human needs, having said that it would not be possible in this day and age to attain enlightenment through that path because service is now an absolute requirement.
But there were and are sadhus, sannyasins, mystics who have been wise up to a certain point in rejecting the materialistic life for a spiritual one. And when, strangely unspiritual in their selfishness, and I can’t really think of another word for it, in fact, anyone who has a total disregard of human needs is more of a ‘saddo’ than a sadhu, if you don’t mind me saying.
But it’s one thing to reject the fruits of self-development when your fruit bowl is almost empty, you’re not really rejecting much at all, perhaps just a few berries.
Dr King’s bowl was full to overflowing and he gave all the fruit away by using this deepest of meditative states, not for his own enlightenment or development, but in service. He didn’t pick even a location like the West Country of England which he knew very well, or perhaps the Lake District visited by so many poets, artists in previous times, but in the basic, materialistic, political, orthodox environment of the City of Westminster in London, as he was instructed. And in doing so he demonstrated this great New Age teaching of putting service first in a way that none of us could possibly match, because let’s face it, we are not able to induce samadhic trance at will, never mind receive a cosmic transmission in Westminster or anywhere else.
But it is a pattern for us to follow, live up to as much as we can and, aspire towards. It’s a pattern he manifested in numerous ways throughout his mission to Earth. It is also and this is surely the hallmark of the strategist he was and is – a gigantic karmic manipulation.
I believe that the very fact that he could attain samadhic trance and use it in that way while inhabiting an ordinary Earth body on this basic realm, in a very basic location was an enabler. A karmic enabler. It allowed intervention by the Cosmic Masters which otherwise might not have been possible. In his yoga years it seems that he did not know what it was all leading to, but he did know that he had to do it. And he achieved his goal to a truly remarkable degree even when compared to the illustrious example of other Avatars and in far more challenging conditions than some of them. Everything he did was a karmic manipulation and that, I believe, includes his use of samadhic trance to receive cosmic transmissions.
They could have been received telepathically rather as certain Theosophical teachings were, but he went much further and, I would have to say, also, even higher than they. In fact, The Nine Freedoms, just to name one, is the greatest series of teachings ever delivered to Earth at any time, including the greatest gems in the treasure troves of ancient wisdom. And this too was made possible by Dr King adopting samadhic trance, thereby elevating his consciousness into a state of rapport with one or more Cosmic Masters and thereby guaranteeing accuracy in the words and, very importantly, the vocal characteristics of his communicators.
Samadhi in Westminster was a fact, but it could also be seen as a metaphor for the extraordinary mission which preceded from that day in January 1955 through all the missions, all the actions, all the teachings he gave to our Earth and, may I stress, is still giving to this Earth through the legacy he left, which enshrines his presence upon our world into the future.