Talking with angels: Gitta Mallasz
Posted on 18 October 2016, 8:40
I have mentioned The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley which argues that at the heart of all the world’s religions is the insight that in a reality inaccessible to our physical senses we are participants in an indivisible One. Quantum physics and indeed the study of ecology can convince our minds that this must be so, but another process involving our heart, our faith, and our defencelessness is needed before we really know this for ourselves, deep down.
Robert Browning speaks of this process in his Sordello:
“And, as in moments when the past
Gave partially enfranchisement, he cast
Himself quite through mere secondary states
Of his soul’s essence, little loves and hates,
Into mid-deep yearning overlaid
By these: as to who should pierce hill, plain, grove and glade,
And on to the very nucleus probe
That ﬁrst determined there exist a globe… the sudden swell
Of his expanding soul showed ill and well,
Surprise and Joy, Beauty and Ugliness,
Virtues and Vice, the Larger and the Less,
All qualities in ﬁne recorded here,
Urgent on these, but not of force to bind
Eternity, as Time - as matter - Mind,
If Mind, Eternity, should choose to assert
Their attributes within a Life: thus girt
With circumstance, next change behold them cinct
Quite otherwise - with Good and Ill distinct….
Once this understood,
As suddenly he felt himself alone,
Quite out of Time and this world; all was known.”
Sordello found himself “alone” with some kind of cosmic consciousness. The primary reality is the One.
A similar process can be seen over seven years of the experience of talking with the spirit of St Stephen the Martyr, with almost 200 recorded conversations. You might like to listen to our final conversation with him, (recorded in 1991) to get an inkling of that experience. [See Section 140, p.226 in Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr.] Our varied experiences, often involving complicated synchronicities, and his constant training us to see reality from a new perspective, helped us understand what Jesus’ “pearl of great price” might be, that it involves seeing things from the point of view of a Spirit that is in all, through all, and above all. Deep meditation can lead us to have glimpses of this point of view; so can deep love. Synchronicities can lead us to infer such a view. Selfless empathy can bring us there. These glimpses are a spiritual achievement. They lead us to the love and care for others, and away from self-centredness. They lead us to all kinds of creativity. Unimaginable vistas are possible when we experience things from this standpoint. But we cannot stay long on this mountain top while we are in the body. Demands of physical life always snatch us back. So do the hurts and angers we often experience. But the vision on the mountaintop can lighten our way.
A shining beacon to us all is the story of how four young Hungarian women, three of whom died in a Nazi concentration camp, held conversations with angels, who conveyed a picture of reality similar to that depicted by Stephen, But this time to people in dire circumstances with similarities to those that lead to Stephen’s martyrdom.
I will quote from p.7 of the English translation of Talking with Angels:
“the remarkable events documented here took place in Hungary during the last stages of the Second World War, in 1943 and 1944. As their life situations, and gradually their very chances of survival, grew ever darker, the four close-knit friends were suddenly met by a force which came to be known to them as angels.” The extraordinary encounter lasted seventeen months and Talking with Angels is the first unabridged edition of their original Hungarian protocols to be published. Three of the friends eventually perished in the Nazi concentration camps, and the sole survivor, Gitta Mallasz was obliged to remain underground with her precious documents and to concentrate on supporting her family of seven (her parents, her brother, and his wife and children)....Her struggle for survival in post-war Communist Hungary was to last more than fifteen years. When the opportunity finally came for a new start – her parents had died and her nephews and nieces reached adulthood - , Gita was able to make her way through the iron curtain to France with the precious black notebooks wrapped tightly in bedsheets in her one small suitcase.” Wikipedia fills out the picture.
How to give an impression of what the angels had to say? While both St Stephen and the Angels affirm that Love under-girds and binds all, they all speak sub specie aeternitatis, from the point of view of Eternity. Both Stephen and the Angels speak of “so-called good and evil”. Stephen gave the example of water. Is water good? If we are thirsty yes, if we are about to drown in it, no.
Page 436, Talking with Angels,: “A hard word. WAR IS GOOD….. War was unavoidable. Now the bitter chalice is filled. Fear not! As full as it is of bitterness, it is equally full of Divine Drink, of Eternal Serenity.”
Compare the words of St Paul often read at funerals: Romans 8:38-39 (KJV) 38 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
Psychic research likewise affirms that we are eternal beings and that our real selves are not harmed by the worst that the physical world can throw at them.
In our present case the angel is uttering these words to four young women apparently standing in the jaws of hell.
Conversations p.438: “The one who believes to possess ‘own force’ errs. The force of the weak is the Divine.
The weak is a living sacrificial offering
Destructive force is damnation
But the weak will be glorified,
for within dwells the force of the Divine.
The weak is weak only in the eyes of the world.
Judged by the Divine, the weak is strong.
The weak takes up no weapon,
does not flee, and does not resist”
October 29, 1944
“The inheritance which [God] has left you
is eternal life
the vineyard eternally bearing fruit
Mysterious marvellous teaching:
Light-Awareness in truth is love
ETERNAL IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Three steps in time:
The past is purification,
The present is giving of oneself
The future is the wedding
Lover and loved originate in the Divine
who gives birth eternally.
In the place of bodiless light
and lightless body,
the new: the two lovers united”.
The reader may care to browse through the text of Conversations with Angels. An ingenious way of presenting text… you simply PAUSE every two pages to read easily.
If you understand French you will like this interview with Gitta Mallasz.
In the short compass of a blog I cannot do justice either to the message or the spiritual power of what I have read. I can only say that I have been moved and inspired, and believe that readers will be rewarded if they explore these angelic messages.
Michael Cocks edits the journal, The Ground of Faith.
Afterlife Teaching From Stephen the Martyr by Michael Cocks is published by White Crow Books and available from Amazon and other bookstores.
His latest book, Into the Wider Dream: Synchronicity in the Witness Box is published by White Crow Books.