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#2580 - Sunday, September 10, 2006 - Editor: Jerry Katz


In this issue is an excerpt from The Observer's Nook, the quarterly letter from Richard Rose Teachings.  

Read the entire article at http://www.richardroseteachings.com/news_letter/The_Observers_Nook_v1n4.pdf    



photo: Richard Rose  

THE OBSERVER’S NOOK  

Volume One, Number Four
September 1, 2006
 

“Know that while you are dying, that
you have been dead for years.”
-- Richard Rose
 

Sounds pretty dismal. But any seeker on
a path of retreat from error knows this.
It’s no great secret. “We don’t get out of
this alive,” as a well-humored friend
from the nursing home once told me. But
not everyone gets out of “this” with
awareness that they may have been
“asleep” all their lives.
 

Richard Rose’s mission and commitment
to himself was to offer a ways and
means for the sincere seeker to escape
the illusion of life’s games. On the other
hand he advised not to wake the
sleepers. Not everyone is convinced that
they have been dead for years.
Regardless, he made himself available,
day or night, to those who were troubled
or questioning their purpose in being
here. In his lectures he often referred the
listener to Richard Bucke, who wrote in
his book Cosmic Consciousness that
there’s about a one in a million chance
of finding Enlightenment. However,
Richard Rose continually encouraged
people to “keep throwing mud at the
ceiling.” Like Jim Carey said in “Dumb
and Dumber” – “So you’re telling me
there’s a chance?”
 

Richard’s first advice to me when I met
him all those years ago in Providence,
Rhode Island was that if a person wants
an answer to the question “Who am I?”
they need to, first and foremost, make a
commitment. There’s a formula, he said.
It was synchronistic that he should say that because hanging on my painting
studio door was the following quote by W.A. Murray (the fellow that climbed
Mt. Everest):


“Until one is committed, there is
hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
always ineffectiveness. Concerning all
acts of initiative (and creation), there is
one elementary truth, the ignorance of
which kills countless ideas and splendid
plans: that the moment one definitely
commits oneself, then providence moves
too.
 

“All sorts of things occur to help one
that would never otherwise have
occurred. A whole stream of events
issues from the decision, raising in one’s
favor all manner of unforeseen incidents,
and meetings and material assistance,
which no man could have dreamt would
have come his way.
 

“I have learned a deep respect for one of
Goethe’s couplets: Whatever you can do,
or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has
genius, power and magic in it.“
 

The blueprint is laid out for us to
discover. The Albigen Papers is just one
source handbook for learning to read the
blueprint. There are many paths to Truth,
as long as a person develops discernment
and intuition to find the right one. It is
our mission at Richard Rose Teachings
to provide you with a reference point – a
place to start as well as a place to finish.
The contributors to the newsletter and
the website continue to help make that
possible. To them we are deeply
indebted.
 

--Cecy Rose and Staff
Richard Rose Teachings.com
 


“I TELL PEOPLE TO LEAD A MORAL LIFE.
I URGE THEM TO THINK ABOUT THEIR
LIVES AND TO FIND THEIR OWN PATH TO
CONTENTMENT. EVERYONE HAS A
SEPARATE NATURE AND A SEPARATE
PATH…TO TRUTH. BE HONEST WITH
YOURSELF. GET TO KNOW YOURSELF,
AND YOU WILL FIND THE RIGHT WAY TO
LIVE.”
–RICHARD ROSE, EXCERPT OF
INTERVIEW FROM “ROCKY MOUNTAIN
NEWS,” DENVER, COLORADO 1983
  A “PEARL” FROM THE ARCHIVES:


THE JANE S. STORY
 

These notes were provided from a
written eye-witness account, circa 1972,
recorded by a former student of Richard
Rose. Initials have been used to protect
the privacy of individuals mentioned
since this article is published via the
Internet.
  Jane S. went through an amazing
transformation during the “experience.”
Her face changed physically into a
serious-looking, suffering person. What
she was experiencing—her perspective,
had totally transformed her into a new
person. She said, “I want to love you,
Chuck (her husband), but you’re not
there or not real.” She began to weep,
tremble and fall apart before my eyes. I
was amazed, but I never doubted that it
was real—no one could act this way. I
was shocked to hear her husband say she
was acting most of it out. I was
convinced; I had studied books about
illusion (maya), states of mind, but now
I had witnessed a mind penetrating these
concepts in a very real way.
 

We were all not there, not real to Jane,
and this made her, and me, very sad.

She knelt on the floor crying for some time.
But time was the farthest thing from my
mind.
 

I wasn’t sure of the mechanics of the
experience, but I knew that Jane and
Rose were linked in some way. His
words seemed to either help her out of
the despair or drive her to more tears,
depending on the nature of his
comments. He seemed to be along for
the trip, but not able to control her every
experience. After some time passed,
Rose seemed to draw Jane out of the Pit
by making favorable comments to her.
When he would say, “you’re beautiful
inside,” the crying would slow up or
stop. Without favorable comments, she
would seem to fall back into the Pit—
explaining how hopeless and empty
everything was. Her face changed
dramatically again and she returned to
the air-headed, energy-driven person I
knew. It was Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde
before my eyes. Rose later said he
coaxed her out because he didn’t feel she
could go any further. He turned his inner
head away—shutting off the pictures she
was picking up on. He told her if she
wanted to finish it off, she should come
back and stay for a definite time period.
 

I believe Rose said to Jane, right before
the experience, “you’re inside my head.”
Jane said, “I know, I’ve been there all
day.” Early in the day we were at Rose’s
farm walking around, J. (my wife) and
myself, Jane and Chuck, and Mr. Rose.
Rose said he was able to get inside her
head as we walked and talked. Also,
before the experience, Rose was doing
some hypnotic suggestions and he read
the Three Books of the Absolute. I
remembered how alive all the words
were. I seemed to drift into a state where
I was feeling or seemed to be
experiencing some of what he was
saying. “Oh tender I-ness, what have I
done to thee.” He started to point at me
as if he recognized my mental state. At
that instant, Jane started to cry. All of the
attention in the room, including mine,
was shifted in her direction.
 

I remember Rose had given Jane a posthypnotic
suggestion, something about
sugar. I believe he said when she heard
the word sugar she would crave
something sweet. I remember she left the
room and when she came back from the
kitchen, Rose said, “were you in the
sugar bowl – were you eating something
sweet?” and she started to laugh as if she
was caught with her hand in the cookie
jar. Then she started to cry. I believe
that’s when he said, “You’re inside my
head,” and she replied, “I’ve been there
all day,” or something to that effect.
 

After the experience, I thought Jane
would become a totally spiritual person.
I visited her a few days or weeks later
and I was amazed. She was dressed in a
black mini-skirt on her way to a bar
maid’s job. Her make-up seemed
excessive and she was in no mood to
discuss a spiritual direction with me. She
said what she saw was death and that she
wanted to live. She didn’t want to get
into it anymore. I remember being upset
with her because I felt her experience
was real and that it was important for her
to work with others and continue to
pursue her own final spiritual
experience. Rose had said she had seen
only one part of the picture. The
nothingness of life—illusion…but she
hadn’t seen that she was everything.
 

~ ~ ~  

Read the entire article at http://www.richardroseteachings.com/news_letter/The_Observers_Nook_v1n4.pdf

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