(This chapter taken from "More
"I have been wishing for some time to give you information concerning Angels'
Ministry; how it is controlled; the way in which information is conveyed to you.
Write! I find if very difficult to speak slowly. If you forget, I will impress
the medium afterwards.
I, myself, Imperator Servus Dei, am the chief of a band of forty-nine
spirits, the presiding and controlling spirit, under whose guidance and
direction the others work.
I come from the seventh sphere to work out the will of the Almighty; and,
when my work is complete, I shall return to those spheres of bliss from which
none return again to earth. But this will not be till the medium's work on earth
is finished, and his mission on earth exchanged for a wider one in the spheres.
Under me is my deputy and lieutenant, Rector, whose business it is to
superintend in my absence, and especially to control the band of physical
Associated with him is a third high spirit, who is the inspiring spirit,
Doctor, the Teacher. He guides the medium's thoughts, influences his words,
directs his pen. Under his general superintendence there are the spirits of
wisdom and knowledge, to be hereafter described.
Next come the guardians whose care it is to ward off and modify the baneful
influences of earth, to drive away the hurtful, temper the painful, to shed
around an influence. The inward yielding to evil can alone destroy their power.
Yet again, there are two guardians whose care it is to ward off the evil
influences of the spheres, the allurement of the lower spirits who would draw
the medium from his allotted work and divert him from his sacred mission. These
four guardians are my personal attendants, and these complete the first circle
of seven, the whole band being divided into seven circles of seven spirits; each
circle composed of one presiding spirit with six ministers.
The first circle is composed entirely of guardians and inspiring
spirits--spirits whose mission is general and concerned with the supervision of
the whole band.
The next circle of seven spirits is devoted to the care of love--spirits of
love. Religion, love to God; charity, love to man; gentleness, tenderness, pity,
mercy, friendship, affection; all these are in their charge.
They minister to the affections, inspire feelings of gentleness and mercy;
love to God, the Universal Father; love to man, the common brother; tenderness
for all who grieve; pity for all who suffer; desire to benefit and help all.
Next comes a circle--one presiding, with six spirit ministers--of wisdom.
Under their care is intuition, perception, reflection, impression, reasoning and
the like. They preside over the intuitive faculties and the deductions made from
observed facts. They inspire the medium with the spirit of wisdom and drive away
influences fallacious and misguiding. They plant intuitive wisdom.
Next in order is a circle which presides over knowledge--of men, of things,
of life, whose charge is caution and comparison, of causality and eventuality,
and the like. They guide the medium's steps through the tortuous paths of
earth-life, and lead him to practical knowledge, complement to the intuitive
wisdom, of what is beneficial and profitable. To these kindred groups, wisdom
and knowledge--which are under the general supervision of Doctor, the inspiring
A circle who preside over art, science, literature, culture, refinement,
poetry, paintings, music, language. They inspire the thought with that which is
noble and intellectual, and lead to words of refinement and sublimity. They
incline to that which is beautiful, artistic, refined and cultured; which gives
the poetic touches to the character and elevates and ennobles it.
Next comes a circle of seven who have charge of mirth, wit, humour, geniality
and joyous conversation. These give the lighter touches to the character, the
sparkling, bright side, which is attractive in social intercourse, which
enlivens the word spoken or written with flashes of wit, and relieves the sombre
dullness of daily toil. They are spirits attractive and genial, kindly and
Last of all come the spirits who have charge of the physical manifestations,
which it is thought right at present to associate with the higher message. This
circle is composed principally of spirits on their probation under guardianship
of Rector, lieutenant of the band. It is his care to teach them and to allow
them, by association with the medium and his circle, to advance from a lower to
a higher sphere. These are spirits who from divers causes are earthbound, and
who, by the manifestations which they are permitted to work out, are purifying
and elevating themselves.
So you see the band divides itself into seven groups, each with its peculiar
charge. Spirits of love, of wisdom and knowledge; spirits refined and noble;
spirits bright and genial, who shed a ray of that light which is not of your
earth on the drudgery of existence in a lower sphere; spirits whose privilege it
is to progress from an inferior grade to one higher and nobler through
association with you, to whom such manifestations as they furnish are yet
In all these various circles there are spirits who are progressing, who are
giving experience and enlightenment, who are living the medium's life, and
mounting upward as he mounts; learning as they teach, and soaring as they raise
him to their sphere.
It is a labour of love, this guardianship of ours, a labour which brings its
own reward, and blesses us, even as we bestow blessings upon the medium and,
through him, upon mankind.
May the Almighty Father bless you."