Issue 13 – 15 May 2017 – rattuos
Before starting on ancestors and how you can actually see them, ie exactly what they looked like in your case, I need to show you some numbers. We all share ancestors. These figures should explain why:
1 (you), 2 (your parents), 4 (grandparents), 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, approx500, 1000 = 10 generations
2000, 4000, 8000, 16000, 32000, 64000, 128000, 256000, approx500000, 1 million
= 20 generations
1 billion = 30 generations, 1 trillion (1000,000,000,000) = 40 generations.
That is how many great grandparents you have and looked at another way by them, assuming they all had two breeding children. How many descendants they would have had (but didn’t).
If we consider an age gap of 25 years for each generation then there will be 4 generations per century, 40 per 1000 years and 400 going back to 8000BC. The number for our ancestors over 400 generations would be too vast to enter here, far more than the stars in the universe* or days since it was created (5037 billion). However the following table shows us that in 8000BC there were only around 5 million humans living (by 1800AD there were 1 billion).
Clearly most of us humans have not survived to breed. In fact the odds of you being here are so remote as to be almost incalculable. 33 generations equates to our current population of around 8 billion. But 33 generations only takes us back 825 years to around 1200AD. There were about 360 million of us then.
I might add here that in 1974 a fossilised skeleton of a young female ape was discovered in Ethiopia, about 3 million years old. This they called ‘Lucy’. What was extraordinary about her was that she walked upright. Since that time it has often been stated, erroneously, that all humans descend from this woman, as if she is Eve and somewhere undiscovered is our Adam. However this does make the valid point that we probably all do descend from some creature that mutated for one reason or another in the dim and distant past and led to our eventual hominid classification. Lucy was a vegetarian, 3 foot 7 inches tall, and they think she died falling out of a tree.
Historically the influences limiting our exponential population increase were disease, famine, natural disaster and war. We who live now are the survivors and carry an extraordinary gene that has survived unbroken for millions, even billions of years, from our remotest ancestors whatever they were. They include bacteria, sea snakes, apes and early hominids. But here we are. And although we can trace back through our blood line these ancestors, they could never have predicted which of them would bring us about. It takes some thinking but however you think about it these are the numerical facts.
So when you actually see your own ancestors for the first time bear in mind that many will be ‘our’ ancestors and some will look very strange. All will have something of you in them just as you have something of them, this dominant gene if you like, or shared DNA. They can seem rather frightening if you do not know what they are.
I stumbled upon them by accident but since the internet age is upon us I have been able to find others who have also seen them. Whereas I know them to be my ancestors and in psychic terms consider them to be spirits that live in me, in my blood, others think of them as past lives. I could too if I did not know that this is my only life, my first life and my life not theirs.
My first sighting happened in the 1980’s. This was a time when I was experimenting with all sorts of things and one was what I would now think of as self hypnotism. It involved looking at myself in a mirror, focussing around my eyes and letting them drift out of focus. It started I think when I noticed one day that my skin looked a bit yellow and my face a bit different in the mirror. I supposed that this might be my inner life looking back at me and decided to investigate further, applying the mirror experience to a series of meditations. This one I practised standing in front of a wall mirror at head height in a shady part of a room.
What subsequently happened took me completely by surprise and had I not been able to repeat it at will I imagine I would have put it down to some kind of hallucination. After a few moments of allowing my eyes to drift out of focus a succession of different faces snapped into view. I say snapped because that is how they arrived. Almost with a click first one, then another, then another. They each lasted for less than a second which was in some ways rather frustrating as it did not give me enough time to study them. Each one was very different but all had my eyes in common, or that is what it seemed like. For example some were blonde, ginger or red haired, some dark like me. Many had facial hair and a few seemed to have it all over their face looking quite leonine. I felt no menace just mutual curiosity, even perhaps a hint of amusement.
I did not realise that other people experienced this and did not really discuss it with others. Most of my work I did not discuss and I think that most clairvoyants are the same. People do not feel comfortable talking about such things with you for any number of reasons. I did another mirror meditation around the same time which had a different result and will mention that later. But this one I called my faces and about that time I discovered an Egyptian god linked with my namesake Sutekh who is called ’Ash of many faces’. He first appears on a seal of a First Dynastic wine jar found in the tomb of the pharaoh Den at Abydos. I had no reason to connect him with my meditation but did anyway. We both seem to have many faces.
As you know I now consider these faces to be ‘ancestors’ but I am including some of what I now find on the internet about this experience seen through others’ eyes. It is twenty years since I first mentioned this experience on the internet and I cannot tell if others tried it out after reading about this or not. Nor can I tell whether it is something that happens to many people quite spontaneously. I think if you spend a lot of time looking at mirrors it might. Nor do I know whether it is more difficult to achieve when told by someone what happens before you try.
This first article on it urges you to protect yourself first…
“… place a mirror in front of you, light a candle and turn off the lights. Focus on the spot between your eyes where your 3rd eye would be. Due to the dimness of the room, you will find your eyes going in and out of focus and this is perfectly normal and expected. Try to avoid excessive blinking because it is in this state that the faces will appear.
Your third eye will begin to open and reveal these faces. Many times, you will see various genders, ethnicities, races and sometimes, demon-looking entities. Do not be afraid. These nefarious entities cannot harm you and may be a shadow self side of you, or they may be simply testing your spirituality. If you sense and negative energy from these energies, you can always ask them to leave, then restart your protection techniques as you did before you began this meditation.
In my own experience doing this mirror meditation, I have seen myself as many different ethnicities and races as well as both genders. I have also seen a demonic-looking entity with glowing, red eyes and fang-like teeth but I remained calm and told it that it was not welcome during my meditation and I asked it to leave.
This meditation is not for the faint of heart. If you think you are ready to try it, please be sure to follow the recommendations on what to do before you meditate. It really is quite fascinating to see the many sides of yourself as ultimately, you are a spiritual being having a human experience while incarnating many times, in various ethnicities and races and different genders. Through this meditation, they will all be shown to you.”
“Have you ever tried Mirror Meditation?
Mirror meditation can help you see your faces of previous lives, faces of fearies and ET’s, faces of other people from various times. Sometimes you see demonic images, these images can’t hurt you though, so do not be afraid.
As with all meditation, it is a good idea to cleanse and protect yourself and your home before you start.
Once you have done your protection ritual for both yourself and your home, light a candle and switch the lights off. In front of a mirror, focus on and look at your third eye (between your eyes). Your eyes may feel to be going out of focus, this is normal because of the dim candle light. Try not to blink excessively, or you will not be able to see the faces appearance.
As your third eye opens it will reveal the faces you are meant to see. Seeing a demonic face is nothing to be alarmed about, this face cannot harm you and is likely to be a shadow self, it could also be a test of your spirituality. So if you sense any negative energy from these images ask them to leave and/or stop your meditation and repeat your protection cleansing before sitting in front of the mirror again.
Please understand that this meditation is not for someone who scares easily, seeing the many different forms of yourself can be quite overwhelming. That said, it is incredibly humbling as you start to see the real meaning behind being a spiritual being having a human experience! Seeing the various incarnations of yourself, in many different genders, races and times!
Sound a bit similar don’t they! I am sure there are many more.
I mentioned the other mirror meditation and am including again what I wrote here on that previously:
What is ‘Alexander’s mirror’ and how does that fit in?
There are a series of exercises that help us. Probably many exercises do not. The Tibetan woman who shut herself up in a dark cell for 50 years was doing one. We do not need to do that but could try a few hours in our lifetime to see what it is like (at first). She may have done 300,000 hours of meditation. I also used a darkened room and in my case a bath. It helped me concentrate and removed distractions.
I will explain one very valuable exercise as far as creating another body, or recognising it, is concerned. If you have played some computer games you will know that at first you cannot get up the ladder, but then you can and even make it down the plank but it takes a while to leap through that window. With determination you get better and soon can do it almost effortlessly. In this case if you lose concentration do not worry, just try again until you overcome that.
Like many things I have done I thought I had invented the exercise by following my internal guidance. However some time after doing this one I was with the Pathan Ali who let me use his West End shop for readings in the 1980‘s. He had a little magic book from his childhood with him and showed me it. Then we came to this. He was translating the book for me and I told him I knew it so he asked me what happened to me and it was the same as happened to the author. It is called Alexander’s Mirror in his book.
(By the way I googled ‘Alexander’s Mirror’ and found something else entirely
“On this folio from Walters manuscript W.623, Alexander the Great (Iskandar) invents a mirror that, when mounted on a tower, shows everything within a radius of 60 farsangs and thus enables Alexander’s men to attack marauding pirates”
This is certainly not about that. I also found a man in Australia who uses a mirror and seems to have taken the name Alexander, it is not really about that. In a book ‘Poetry of the East’ it is claimed that Alexander the Great used some fabulous mirror for some mystical purpose. That is probably the origin of this name for an ancient meditation, or ‘reflection’.)
I have done this exercise standing but suggest sitting comfortable with medium to low light at first. I will describe later here what happened to me so will not put that into your head before you try. Place the mirror so that you can see your head, if possible sit back. You may like to have something that means something to you by it, a crystal perhaps or memento. I can think of no reason for that but in my case had a bowl of salted water. In those days I bathed in salty water. I would not suggest bathing in the dark by the way as you can slip and fall when you get out. We had a windowless bathroom then so it was pitch black without a light. We are seldom ever in pitch darkness. Turning off the light stopped the wretched fan noise. That Tibetan woman would not have had any idea of the time of day, even that can be a ‘distraction’. Nor could she see herself.
So now you are looking at yourself, or your reflection which is not what anyone else sees as the mirror changes us left to right. No matter. Have a good look at your eyes as you may see what we are looking for, our inner self. But then start looking at that middle point in your forehead where they say the third eye is based, not for that reason but because it is a good blank spot to concentrate on. You may lose focus and that is good. Let whatever happens with your vision happen. As soon as you react it will probably stop so this is an exercise in allowing your eyes to do what they wish. If you think of the computer game it is just taking that leap into the next dimension without any idea of what is there.
These exercises do not need to go on very long and do not need to be endlessly repeated. When you look in the mirror after this it may remind you of it. I will write what happened to me, and what it says in that little Pathan magic book, in a few days time!
* Kornreich used a very rough estimate of 10 trillion galaxies in the universe. Multiplying that by the Milky Way’s estimated 100 billion stars results in a large number indeed: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars, or a “1” with 24 zeros after it
(ie equivalent to 90 generations – still far less than 400 generations of ancestors/descendants!)