by Timothy Wyllie
New Dawn Special Issue
No 5 (Oct 2019)
He has been very ill and that afternoon he realizes he is dying...
He's confused for a
moment as he is plucked up and out of his pain-racked body.
He looks down and can
see his body lying there a couple of hundred meters below him.
When he looks upwards he finds himself inside a small cabin, a
monorail car perhaps. Eight or ten others sit comfortably
side-by-side. A black man, opposite him, is gently playing a
It comes to him that
this little group are all dying at the same time.
A bright, yet not blinding, light appears to his left, at the
end of the cabin. There is a suggestion of a form within the
light. A male voice comes to him, intimate and entirely
He doesn't know
whether it is inside his head, or whether the others have heard
The "voice" assures
him that he is indeed dying, however in this case he is being
given the choice to continue, or to return to his previous life.
Then, to his continuing astonishment, he is told that he has
completed what he has come to do. He is 33 years old.
He is free to
After a few moments of deep lucidity he decides to return to
life. Upon which the cabin dissolves until his whole visual
field is filled with singing, celebrating angels. He is escorted
by his two companion angels, across a wide plain and taken into
a large structure to be healed.
Sometime later, after being shown around and told that he'd not
recall what he is seeing, he is returned to his body to find
himself fully healthy once again.
He is walking on a beach in Israel as dusk is starting to fall.
Sitting for a moment
on a large rock, he stares into the surf. It is at that point
during sunset when the air can turn almost violet. The waves
roll in with the surf throwing up sheets of spray that hang in
the air before the next wave replaces them.
His mind is empty as he gazes idly into the violet haze.
Yet his whole body
jolts when he suddenly becomes aware that he is watching a group
of ten or twelve beings, very tall - about twice the height of
humans - with a couple of children amongst them, plodding slowly
in single file up a slight incline.
This strange scenario, as
real as anything he has ever seen on a cinema screen, persists in
the violet mist as long as the waves replace the spray.
As the light changes
and the spray no longer refracts a violet glow, the figures
dissolve and disappear.
It is no more a hallucination than the moving images of a film.
The beings move.
They walk slowly and
deliberately for at least 20 seconds.
He is lying in his
bathtub after a physically strenuous day.
Looking up he sees two
figures standing in his bathroom, just inside the door.
The taller of the two is definitely female, dark-haired, well over
six-feet-tall, and very beautiful. In front of her is a far more
curious affair. He can't tell what gender it is. It's bipedal,
certainly, small, perhaps four feet tall and seemingly more
crystalline than organic.
The tall one speaks. He learns the pair are extraterrestrials and
that they have a large mothership parked in the fifth dimension over
the mountains he can see out of his bathroom window.
She explains how very
different intergalactic races will often adopt one another, and she
gestures at the small angular figure, when they are ready to move
into the larger Universe community.
She speaks of the
Arcturus, again gesturing
at the small figure in front of her, and tells him how a planet in
that system is a couple of thousand years in advance of Earth and
wanted to be here to observe and advise when asked.
The language she uses is correct, fluid and sung more than spoken.
A detailed and lucid
20-minute conversation follows before the pair appear to fade
before his eyes...
Three encounters with
All entirely improvable,
with no evidence whatsoever, except how they might have influenced
the consciousness of the protagonist.
And isn't that just
the problem with this kind of anecdote?
Until something like that
happens to us individually, these experiences can seem outlandish or
Might they simply be
Perhaps our poor
protagonist is crazy?
Anyone who has tried to
tell the wrong person of their encounters with the unseen worlds
will have come across these reactions.
Try writing about
Well, crazy perhaps in some peoples' eyes, but at least I can
vouch for the authenticity of all three events.
They happened as
They were amongst the
encounters I had with the unseen worlds, which led me to believe
there is much more going on, as it were, than meets the eye.
Like many others who have had these sorts of experiences, I've never
felt any need to prove to others these strange events happened. They
did. I know. I was there...
And for the scientific
materialist, who might dismiss a Near-Death Experience as
some random firing of dying neurons, I can only say, wait until you
have a full-blown NDE!
Whatever a Near-Death
Experience is, it is not random. It can be an astonishingly
The problem is that such an experience doesn't fit into the current
scientific or materialist paradigm. There is no language to
accurately describe what can't be easily sensed and measured.
Thus, science has little
time for the possibility of other realms of existence.
realization there may be other
inhabited planets in the Universe
is only now starting to intrude on the leading-edge thinkers:
flirted with the concepts of multiple worlds and parallel
String theories suggest the existence of other dimensions
mechanics, if nothing else, shows us the nature of matter is
a lot weirder and more improbable than we had any idea
Yet little of this has
opened up the contemporary scientific mind to the possible reality
of other realms of existence.
Apart from the CIA's
faltering explorations of remote viewing and some more detailed
psychic research in the Soviet Union, there has been little advance
in the study of parapsychological phenomena over the course of the
Apparently, it hasn't
been cost-effective. Besides, it's a little scary...
Since this stultified approach so clearly denies the persistent
reality of the transcendent in human experience, we are left to work
it out for ourselves if we are so inclined. Movies, TV and horror
novels titillate us with imaginative stories of ghosts and vampires.
Some find themselves
turning to astrology, numerology or the I Ching; perhaps it's Tarot
cards or crystal balls, or any other system of divination, to peer
for a moment into the unseen realms.
Just as people from the
dawn of the historical record attempted to talk to the dead through
mediums and sibyls, flick on the TV on any evening and you might
find mediums passing on messages from dead relatives to a thrilled
Others, throughout history and in many cultures, have sought to
speak with their angels, their ancestral spirits, or spirit guides.
Whole systems have been
created categorizing and attempting to order the angelic realms.
These were no
mysticism, for example, traditionally doesn't allow a person to
study angels unless they are mature males over 50 years old.
For Sufism, too,
angels came to play an essential part in the spiritual lives of
While we can be grateful
that modern scientific skepticism cleared away the superstitions of
earlier eras, there is no denying that throughout human history
there has been, and continues to be, a deep intuitive acceptance of
other levels of reality...
HISTORY OF THE UNSEEN
There is little doubt that early humans must have been a jittery
If it wasn't a tiger
behind every tree, it was thunder and lightning or the terrifying
and unexpected darkness of a total eclipse. Evil spirits lurked in
the flickering darkness, outside the safety of the fire.
Natural events had to be
controlled somehow; invisible forces behind them needed to be
mollified. Ghost worship surely emerged to placate the evil spirits.
Then, as the millennia passed into recorded human history and
humanity started to cluster into larger communities and then cities,
it can be seen in their records that something profound was
As if the ghosts and
spirits of earlier eras had resolved into the more defined pantheons
of Sumerian and early Egyptian cultures, gods and goddesses became
the central feature of the peoples' lives.
Easy, of course, to dismiss as mere superstition; as hallucinations,
or some sort of internally generated archetypes. But hold on a
Our forefathers and
mothers weren't stupid.
They had to make
their way through life just as we do, facing and dealing with
many of the same issues.
If we are to credit
our ancient forebears with any reasonable degree of
intelligence, we have to admit that whoever these gods and
goddesses were, they were very real indeed to our ancestors.
influenced the lives of individuals as well as whole cultures.
They gave men their
identities and appear to have had children with mortal women.
Cities rose and fell as warring quasi-divinities goaded their
human worshippers into vengeful killing sprees.
Gods and goddesses,
we are told, came and went at will. One moment they were visible
- the next, they had disappeared.
worship and sacrifice...
They were cunning,
often cruel and uncaring and, to the modern mind, all too human
in their attributes.
It is condescending to
dismiss our forebears' concern with these apparent divinities as
Or, as merely the
hallucinated "voices" of their non-dominant hemispheres, as
Julian Jaynes attempts to show in his elegantly written,
The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown
of the Bicameral Mind.
Dr Jaynes, a Princeton
psychologist, bases much of his reasoning on observations made of
the hallucinations of schizophrenic patients and yet never quite
makes the case as to how an individual's personal hallucination can
manifest to whole groups of people.
And while his research is
encyclopaedic and his writing is gorgeous and persuasive, Jaynes
never appears to consider the possibility that the non-dominant
hemisphere of the brain may be where we process telepathic input,
rather than it simply being the generator of hallucinated voices.
We have to look elsewhere for a deeper understanding as to what
might have been going on in those early days of human history.
Returning to Julian Jaynes's book...
He makes a solid case
that it was indeed the removal, or at least the gradual absence, of
the hallucinated voices of these gods and goddesses that directly
threw the great civilizations of the second millennium before Christ
into such chaos.
Humans, always vulnerable
to giving away our power to those we think of as more powerful, had
apparently come to rely on their deceitful divinities for every
decision, large and small.
Then, gradually, the gods no longer spoke to them. It must have been
a desperately confused time.
We move into the modern era, with the racial memory of these
creatures as very real and demanding of worship and obedience.
The disappearance of the
gods and goddesses then led to the worship of empty thrones and
statues that no longer spoke; then again, in an increasingly
desperate attempt to stir up the absentee voices of the gods, there
was more and more emphasis on diviners and auguries, on oracles and
By the 6th century BCE, human beings were starting to
replace the unavailable voices of the Midwayers as they are
The Urantia Book (see story on page
Prophets and priests,
kings and queens, all claiming to represent God, or the gods,
contributed directly to Western culture swinging wildly between dark
ages of superstition and brief times of enlightenment.
As the major Western religions became more formalized, they all
claimed an omnipotent, invisible Deity at the centre of their creeds
With priests taking over
as interpreters of Divine will and the voices of the gods no longer
guiding the way, human beings were left on their own to puzzle out
the mysteries of the Universe.
Inspired individuals, men
and women who have themselves peered into the unseen worlds and
returned, emerged over the next two millennia to remind humans of a
Over the last two centuries we have prided ourselves of having
explained away the superstitions of the previous eras.
Yet for all our
down-to-earth materialism, it is somewhat ironic that it is these
same inspired individuals, with their claims of the unseen
dimensions of life, whom we most revere.
Events occur in the course of life which appear to happen at the
edge of our ability to perceive them.
People will often know,
for example, the precise moment a loved one dies when they are far
away. Authentic crop circles question our understanding of how the
material world works.
alien abduction 'phenomenon,'
with its reports of floating through walls, pushes at the
very limits of our assumed relationship to physical reality.
Out-of-Body experience, if it
doesn't occur in a dream state and thus can be easily dismissed,
challenges what it means to be in a physical vehicle.
Near-Death Experience will not only
convince the subject that consciousness survives death, but also
that the Multiverse is peopled on its many levels and dimensions
with other intelligent beings.
Angels have appeared in
virtually all cultures throughout recorded history, under different
names, yet with surprisingly similar characteristics.
The very continuity of
these reports down through time suggests they are more than mere
All these reports and experiences likely will be explained away, or
dismissed as fantasy, by the sceptic or the scientific materialist,
and yet the conviction that life has a spiritual dimension
continues, with personal experience increasingly becoming the
yardstick of belief.
MODEL OF THE UNSEEN DIMENSIONS
No one can say with any degree of evidential certainty how the
mysterious unseen worlds actually function, or even how they come to
All that has really
emerged from the probing and testing is that human potential is far
more substantial than anyone had thought.
Scientists risk the
derision of their peers and a sudden dearth of funding if they
attempt to seriously research these enigmatic areas of human
I suspect that this level of excessive skepticism cloaks not only a
terror of ridicule but perhaps a more legitimate fear that there
might be something to it:
if mediums really
do talk to the dead
if dolphins are
visiting our planet
if Midwayers are
actively involved in shaping our lives
if all these
things are true,
...then what ever would
it mean for the way scientists conduct their researches?
To underline this suspicion is the courageous research of the
celebrated professor of psychology at the University of Arizona,
Gary E. Schwartz, and his associates.
Reported in The
Afterlife Experiments, they demonstrated in double-blind
studies, that selected mediums can often achieve an 80% to 90%
accuracy rate when passing on messages from deceased relatives or
friends, or describing their personalities to the subject.
However consoling it might be for a person to know that Granny lives
on and still loves them, almost nothing of general, or lasting,
value has been communicated through the mouths of mediums.
For the researchers, what
little information has surfaced over the years has been rendered
arbitrary by its very improvability. All of which throws us once
again back on our own resources.
There really is nothing
to trust but our own intuitions and that inner sense we all possess,
of knowing the truth if we experience it.
THE UNSEEN - A
I now regard it as fortunate that I started off my journey as a
skeptic, as hard-headed as they come.
As a kid I'd been
thoroughly turned off the Anglican religion by the boredom of
their services and a priest's angry inability to answer my perfectly
reasonable questions. It set me up nicely as an arrogant young
skeptic by the time I was in my teens.
Over the years, however, it was as though the invisible world was
provoked by my thick-headedness to break through my shell.
A series of powerful
entheogenic experiences in my early
twenties tore apart my materialist view of the world to demonstrate
unequivocally that there was much more going on behind the scrim of
reality than I had any idea.
Much of what I saw and felt I found impossible to rationalize, but
what I soon understood was these strange experiences that were
blowing my rational mind wide open weren't there to be explained or
They were there to be
experienced and learned from, not to be overly probed and picked
Trained as an architect, I thought of myself as fairly down-to-earth
and practical, so when these experiences occurred I focused on
bringing as many of my senses to the events as possible; that, and
recording the essentials of the events afterwards as honestly as I
It's such a subtle,
ephemeral, area of research that I knew that if my accounts were to
be of any value to others I would have to record them as
perceptively and as accurately as possible.
This approach, I soon discovered, allowed me to appreciate that I
had embarked on what I now know were a series of initiations, each
one leading on an invisible thread to the next opening.
The Near-Death Experience I relate at the beginning of this
essay occurred at the midpoint of my life to date, and it was this
event that initiated what has become an overriding interest in
non-human intelligences; in dolphins, nature spirits, angels and
What can be learned from all this?
lifetime can seem puzzling and complex enough, some would say,
without having to factor in the possibility of unseen realities.
However, if these are
authentic personal experiences, that happen for a reason and clearly
have spiritual integrity, then surely there is value to be derived
from explorations into the unseen realms.
To compress a great deal of hard-won experiential information into a
series of bullet-points risks their being dismissed merely as New
I can only hope my words
will resonate with the reader's experience sufficiently to reaffirm
the authenticity of their own glimpses into the unseen world.
Bearing in mind that all true knowledge has to be experienced
personally, these are some of the things, and in no particular
order, that I have learnt for myself from my own encounters with
other realms of being...
It really helps
to deepen and enliven the quality of terrestrial life to
know, to really know, that life continues after death.
To understand the
mechanics of belief; to know that belief systems are but
rungs in the ladder of knowledge.
To know what it
feels like to step outside the ego-centered structure of my
personal mind and step into the collective mind.
To know that all
matter is to some degree animate at its most basic subatomic
To know that
the Multiverse is
teeming with intelligent life, both on the inner
and outer realms.
To know that
being in contact with my companion angels is to launch out
on one of life's most intriguing and challenging adventures.
To know I can
heal myself by the focused intention to communicate with the
organizing principle of my body - my body deva - that which
knows intimately how my physical vehicle works.
To trust my
intuition. It's not always right, but at least I make my own
To take into
account that in general, the world appears to be upside
down. Almost everything the world believes is opposite to
the truth. This is a convenient formula for deconstructing
the many confusions of consensus reality.
To realize that
most of what is forbidden contains essential truths.
That trusting in
the authenticity of a transcendent experience encourages
That doubt is
healthy in its place; yet to know how to leave it behind in
the heat of the moment. Doubt can always be picked up later.
To know that from
the angels' point of view, they regard it as perfectly
natural to talk to us. It is our doubt and lack of
self-confidence that blocks the communication.
that emotional intelligence is distributed
throughout the natural world, each species possessing it to
the extent of its needs.
viscerally that in consensus reality we are all swimming in
a sea of fear.
To know that
every moment presents each of us with the choice of
responding to life with fear or with love.
To know that
angels are powerful and intelligent beings and not the
whimsical flying babies of Victorian iconography.
To have observed
that surrounding every sacred space there is a ring of
To know that
demons can be defused by focused love from the heart centre.
To know that we
get what we deserve if we don't listen; and we get what we
need if we do.
To know if I meet
a flaming angel, to embrace him.
To know that, in
spite of appearances, all is deeply well; that what appears
to be the chaos of a frantic world is well-understood and
guided by unseen hands towards a truly extraordinary
To know that for
reasons that have little to do with humans, this planet is
regarded as being of extreme importance to the larger
To know to take
the time and attention to delve as deeply as possible into
the true nature of dolphins and whales; that they are a key
to the nature of non-human intelligences.
To know the joy
of sharing the planet with another species of
comparable or higher intelligence.
Not an exhaustive list by
any means, yet with few exceptions I don't believe I would have had
a chance to know these things without the access I have been given
over the years to the subtle realms.
I don't believe that as a human being I am out of the ordinary,
merely enthused, or curious enough, to have thrown myself
wholeheartedly and with as much of an open mind as I could summon
into exploring what I was being shown.
In fact, I have come to
believe that access to these unseen realms is actually our rightful
spiritual heritage that was blocked, through no cause of ours.
realms are there for the seeing.
With a little focused
intention on our part, and an open heart and mind, they are as close
as a heartbeat...
About the Author
(1940-2017) was born in Great Britain and raised in London.
Having wended his way
through an English public school education and then seven years
further study at college, he qualified as an architect.
In the late 70s,
Timothy began a systematic exploration of out-of-body states.
This led to
experiments in telepathic communication with dolphins and an
open invitation to contact with nonphysical beings that
continues to this day.
During this time, he
was also running his own business in New York City, marketing a
system he had co-devised for storing and filing color
photographs. He retired from the business community in 1981 and
turned full time to his creative endeavors.
As a musician,
Timothy made several tapes of what he called "Bozon Music" - a
True Age improvisational jazz, shamanic music of the heart - as
well as a series of guided visualization and meditation tapes.
Also an artist, he
worked on a virtually endless progression of drawings of sacred
It was what brought
him most joy. Timothy traveled frequently to give lectures and
seminars or to investigate sites and locations for his drawings.
He is the author of
'Ask Your Angels: A Practical Guide to Working with the
Messengers of Heaven to Empower' and 'Enrich Your Life,
Dolphins, ETs & Angels,' the Rebel Angels series of books
featured below, and a co-author of 'Adventures Among Spiritual
Intelligences: Angels, Aliens, Dolphins & Shamans'.