“There are three worlds which we can seen while we are still in the body:
the earth-world, the mid-world and the sky-world.
The shining beings belong to the mid-world,
while the opalescent beings belong to the sky-world.
I cannot decide whether or not the life and state of these beings
is superior to the life and state of maknind.
They themselves are certainly more beautiful,
and their worlds seem to be more beautiful than our own world.
Among the shining beings there does not appear to be any individualised life.
If one of them raises a hand they all raise their hand.
If one drinks from a fire-fountain, they all do likewise.
They seem to move and have their existence in a being other than themselves
for which they act as a sort of body.
Theirs is a collective life and so calm
that we might have more varied thoughts
in five hours than they would have in five years,
yet one feels an extraordinary purity and exaltation about their existence.
Beauty of form has with them never been broken up by the passions
which arise in the developed egotism of human beings.
Some of the tribes of these shining beings
seem to be little more than one being
manifesting in many beautiful forms.
Among the opalescent beings in the sky-world,
there is an even closer spiritual unity,
but also a much greater individuality.”
– Seeing the Unseen