John Sebastian Marlow Ward, also known as J. S. M., had a vision early in December 1913 in which he learned of the death of his father-in-law, H. J. L. The vision began with a message that he had died suddenly and went on to show his funeral where Ward and his wife Carrie were present.
On January 5th (H. J. L.’s birthday), Ward and Carrie received a telegram to say H. J. L. had suddenly died.
That same night H.J.L. came to Ward in a dream and said, “I have been trying to speak to Carrie, but can’t, so I have come to you. Tell her I am alive, more alive than before I died; that I am mentally clearer than I was for some time before I died”.
This was the beginning of a series of messages from the afterlife from H. J. L. and other communicators who explained the conditions from their different perspectives in the astral plane, the spirit plane, and Hell, also referred to as the Realm of Unbelief.
Gone West is a reminder to us all that the adage ‘As you sow, so shall you reap’ is a law that can never be avoided, and the experiences of the communicators demonstrate that hellish states that await some of us when we physically die.
“As to Purgatory, it corresponds roughly to where we all are now. Only it’s more a place of learning than of punishment. Still, we are punished, because I can’t help regretting the time I wasted on earth…” — H. J. L.
About the author
John Sebastian Marlow Ward (22 December 1885 – 1949) was an English author who published widely on the subject of Freemasonry and esotericism. He was also the leader of a Christian sect, and the founder of the Abbey Folk Park, the earliest example of a folk park in Britain.
He was born in what is now Belize. In 1908 he graduated from the University of Cambridge with honours in history, following in the footsteps of his father, Herbert Ward. who had also studied in history before entering the priesthood in the Anglican Church, as his father had done before him.
John Ward became a prolific and sometimes controversial writer on a wide variety of topics. He made contributions to the history of Freemasonry and other secret societies. He was also a psychic medium or spiritualist, a prominent churchman and is still seen by some as a mystic and modern-day prophet.
Publisher: White Crow Books
Published October 2015
Size: 229 x 152 mm