“It is non-sectarian, no-nonsense, profound, insightful and revealing. It draws me in and puts my mind and heart to work. It is intelligent, compassionate, penetrating, and leads me into useful places, useful modes of thought and contemplation.” Read the rest of Nicola Mannering’s review here.
“. . . written in the flavour of the great esoteric and occult traditions, theosophy, anthroposophy, hermeticism etc, yet the language and the perspectives are different. I think the reader will find new information and fresh perspectives on familiar subjects, and a new way of articulating “energy” in comprehensible terms.” Read the rest of Daryl Fell’s review here.
‘But her book isn’t simply an appeal to “eliminate the barriers” to happiness or fulfillment. She also delves into ontology and cosmology, explaining the nature of time, the origin of structures and shapes in the universe, and the roles played by the handmaidens of creation (devas and nature spirits.) Veteran “seekers” will find these discussions illuminating and inspiring . . . The prose is lucid . . . and much of it is akin to poetry in the sense that it can, and should be revisited for deeper understanding.’ From Kirkus Independent Review
Why do so many teachings on spirituality say that the world we inhabit is illusory when it feels so solid and real? Quantum physics claims that the smallest components of matter are simply energy. How does our ability to resolve this and other paradoxes further our spiritual evolution?
This World of Echoes—A Divine Guide to Being Human lays about us a map of understanding that brings new light to these old questions. Its wisdom applies to us all, opening doors of possibility and wonder yet with practical application as we strive to evolve—to become spiritually conscious whilst living as a human personality.
Jacquelyn describes This World of Echoes as having ‘intelligent spirituality’. “It’s inspiring, inclusive and practical.”
It releases our old limiting ideas and perspectives and opens our inner senses to the boundless mystery of being. It teaches us how to recognise and rise above the ways in which our personality distorts our ultimately divine nature.
The books can be read sequentially or you can dip into any page for helpful, uplifting wisdom that will enlighten any day or any problem.
Book One of this profound trilogy introduces us to the unfolding of Divine energy from its Still point at source to increasingly dense, distorting layers of substance and consciousness that we—as human personalities—define as ‘reality’. We call the source ‘divine’ because it is beyond our full understanding. The beautiful language of these books takes us to a universe of new thought and higher states of knowing or we can take a sentence and contemplate its layers of meaning as it explores the nature of Self, the duality of our personal worlds and the greater Life that surrounds us.
Book Two takes us deeper into the nature of both the personality and the soul (or higher self) and their relationship to each other. It examines the attributes of Will and Love at both these levels of consciousness. It looks at our spiritual evolution as both a path and a service, explores our understanding of faith and healing and in beautifully expressive language continues to expand our understanding of the nature and reality of Being as it unfolds from Divine idea into the structure and form we experience as life on Planet Earth.
Book Three brings us more insights into the contrasting worlds of the personality and soul (or higher self). It furthers our understanding of how the unseen unfolds from the depths of the void of potential into the apparently solid reality we human beings experience as This World of Echoes. This third book expands on our relationships—with ourselves, with each other and with the greater Life of which we are a part. The three books of the trilogy can be read sequentially or sampled anywhere for helpful, uplifting wisdom that, even after many readings, remains fresh, resonant and useful.
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Jacquelyn E. Lane says she is the scribe of This World of Echoes rather than the writer. All her work has a global perspective that focuses on nature and spirituality, bending the boundaries of our perception, inviting us to rethink our understanding of reality.
Jacquelyn is a New Zealand Author, Educator and Artist. She grew up in Wellington and in the Pacific Island nation of Western Samoa. She studied for her BA at Victoria and Massey Universities. In adulthood she has traveled extensively and lived in several countries.
With over forty years study and experience in metaphysics and the Mind Body Spirit field generally it’s no surprise that in This World of Echoes—A Divine Guide to Being Human Jacquelyn has gifted us a profound trilogy that explores the unfolding of divine energy from its still point at source out into the increasingly dense and distorting layers of substance and consciousness to form what we know as ‘our world’ of the physical body and human personality.
Jacquelyn and her husband have resettled in New Zealand after many years of travel and living overseas. She has many stories: about her work, her travels and the learning that comes from those physical and internal journeys.
With her recent return to New Zealand, Jacquelyn has replaced more than a decade’s membership of the British Society of Authors with membership in the NZ Society of Authors. In the past she has written esoteric articles for interest groups like Aura-Soma’s International and Australia magazines and her work on deva was featured in the German magazine Esotera. She illustrated Julie Leibrich’s delightful children’s book Once in a Blue Moon (Random House (NZ) Ltd 1995). Jacquelyn’s novel, (for adults and young adults) titled, The Children of Gaia—An adventure with Deva contains 178 of her fine art illustrations. She is currently working on a non-fiction about the deva kingdom and running workshops in both Art and Metaphysics.
Question & Answer with Jacquelyn E. Lane
Scribe of This World of Echoes
Q 1 Where did you begin your journey with This World of Echoes?
About eight years before, in the late 1980s, a friend suggested I try writing during meditation. That night at my usual bedtime meditation I placed myself in a column of light and raised my consciousness up the column as far as I could. At that highest point I became aware of a presence. I began asking questions which I wrote down along with the answers I received. So that was the beginning of learning how to ‘channel’ in this way, but really the journey began much earlier with a conscious commitment to learning about our spiritual journey. It’s been a life-long interest. I studied religion and philosophy as part of my university degree and then went on to some wonderful books from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries as well as ‘New Age’ material. I began meditating regularly in 1975 so years of meditation and study gave me a solid foundation for this work.
Q2 Can you tell me more about the Presence, like a name or their background?
At first I got the sense that the Presence was not just one entity but a small group. Over time, one of that group came through most frequently and clearly. I knew I wasn’t plugging into the astral plane so I wasn’t interested in a name but in the quality of what was being given to me. After some years I asked what I could call him. (It certainly felt like a ‘he’.) He was rather amused and gave me a name but I still think one has to be careful—it’s easy to get into a lot of glamour around who we think it is, maybe some ascended Master or Cosmic Being. A lot of the time it may simply be our own soul. Infusion with our own soul or higher self is what we should be aiming for!
Q3 How may your readers be assured these energies you recorded have good intentions?
They are not interested in personal stuff for a start. That’s a clear indication they are not of the astral planes. Their attitude is never divisive, it’s inclusive, which is a quality of the soul and higher planes, and they never give ‘instructions’ of any kind that hold a harmful intent to me or anyone. There’s always a pure vibration of love coming through even when they are being firm about the illusions and ‘self aggrandisements’ as they call them, that we as personalities are so attached to.
Q4 Did the Presence indicate to you that what he was giving you would be a book?
Yes. In late 1995 I was staying in a hotel in China when I did a meditation in which I was shown a book and told the work on that was to start. It was as if I’d been primed for eight years because the new work was like a coherent jigsaw that fits together into this wonderful mosaic of understanding.
Q5 Have you been influenced by any particular school of thought you have studied?
Everything we study and learn contributes to our ability to understand information that we are given, whether it’s given by our soul or some higher entity. Our education also contributes to the range of expression that can be used by those giving us these insights. We could say the channel’s education and understanding are an alphabet that can be used to get the message across. To bring it out without too much distortion, too much colour from our culture, beliefs etc., that’s our responsibility as channels—to remain as clear and detached as possible. What I actually found was that taking down This World of Echoes greatly facilitated my ability to understand other teachings.
Q6 How does the information come to you—in words or sound or what?
At first it was in letters of fiery light, then it became sentences given in light, then in sound. Later, when I was properly aligned and the connection well established—as in This World of Echoes—the information was coming as parcels of energy that I, as the scribe ‘unwrapped’. The parcel is like a seed that contains all the information that unfolds into a tree, or in this case a written body of wisdom.
Q7 The language is very poetic. Do you normally write poetry?
No! When I’d been working with that particular being for a while I affectionately dubbed him the ‘Poet of the Christ’ because the feeling he exudes is of extraordinary Divine Love and the choice of words and their shaping into sentences had a very poetic quality to them. Some material was pure verse and will be published separately. Often I would wonder part way through a sentence or a passage where it was heading. My intellect would whisper in this little voice, “Hey this isn’t going to make any sense at all!” But the next day or whenever I typed it up, it not only made perfect sense but it was so beautifully and cleverly expressed. I’m using the term ‘Christ’ for the Being known as the current World Teacher, who has different names in different religions.
Q8 How do you think This World of Echoes is different from other channelled works?
The trilogy is not about any paricular religion though it is perhaps a new definition of ‘God’ or whatever you want to call the Originator of All that is. The material has relevance for all of us in our spiritual evolution. It’s not addressing the little individual personality concerns, like “Am I going to get that job?”, or “Is my relationship going to work out?” Our soul or higher self isn’t interested in how comfortable we are as personalities. We, the personality, are our soul’s instrument and its evolution depends on our ability to acquiesce to its energy of impersonal divine love and group responsibility.
This World of Echoes gives us some new ways to look at old questions, opens new doors in our minds. It doesn’t claim to be ‘the only way’ and if it did I wouldn’t have a bar of it, because there are many ways to discover Truth. It is what it says it is—A Divine Guide to Being Human. It gives us some new keys to understanding, keys that resonate for us now, and some long way into the future I suspect. I think it’s part of the wonderful mosaic of ‘new’ teachings available to us at this time of great opportunity for humanity.
Q9 Will you be presenting the material in This World of Echoes through talks or workshops?
Yes, I gave my first workshop on this material at the NZ Seven Rays Conference in 2001 on one of the main threads in the trilogy, the passage of divine energy from its still point at source to it’s apparent solidity as matter in the physical world. I have developed other workshops on the material since, using visual aids to help people understand some of the complex concepts. There are many themes to explore that make up the totality of what’s in the books. My degree major was Education so sharing and informing comes naturally to me. I love to see people find authentic ways to tap into their own store of inner resources and light.