Copyright © 2009 by William R. Mistele
Undines are invisible to most people. But because of their strong ties to water in nature, they have a physical presence in our world. Istiphul’s physical body is extremely attractive.
She looks young, slender, in her teens or early twenties. But she has probably been around for millions of years, long before Homo sapiens began walking around. Her eyes are blue green. They are shining and inviting. But in them you can see if you look carefully all the oceans of the earth looking back at you through them.
Her smile is innocent and flirtatious. But if you pause and notice the effect of her smile on your nervous system you may feel that you are amid a lightning storm at sea with raging flashes exploding right next to you. Except they are not outside of your body. These impulses are occurring within your nervous system.
Her hair is dark, long, and wet. If I were to move my fingers through it I awaken lying on a tropical beach relaxed and at ease. I notice there are no thoughts within my mind. There is only the smell of her hair and of the sea. The rolling and breaking waves singing in my heartbeat and bloodstream. I am not abandoned. She is lying next to me.
Her appearance is like that. A young girl but also pure archetype. The maiden with the aura of a goddess. Let me try to describe the vibrations in the different aspects and levels of her being.
Her attraction is like a force field drawing you to her. You feel like you want to be connected or joined to her.
Her attraction creates great tension in the air. But this tension is the like a high voltage wire—it is conducting energy or circulating energy between the two of you.
In another sense, her beauty is just the ordinary attraction any young, nubile woman has. But you would have to amplify the woman’s attractive power many times. If you somehow could join into one twenty or thirty of the most beautiful women on earth, you would then catch a glimpse of this kind of attractive beauty.
Being near to her every cell in one’s body feels a connection and desire only to draw closer to her. It is like a force of gravity. Except gravity is cold and impersonal. The force is custom designed to synchronize to you individually.
Standing ten feet away from her it is like feeing the distance between you is contracting or collapsing. Instead of ten feet you feel she has become five feet, three, and then two feet away. Space shrinks. Separation dissolves. It is the way perception works in her presence.
Her body senses automatically the magnetism in the sea, the clouds, and the earth. She can draw into one place and shape that magnetism for different purposes. Her body and form are an expression of this power.
We can ask, What kind of mentality has kept an undine like Istiphul from being known to humanity. It does not matter if it is the first century of Christianity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment, the nineteenth or twentieth century. The attitude is the same. It goes like this:
“We all know that a woman takes part of a man into herself, unites with it, and then brings forth a new living being into the world. This is perfectly clear. This part of life. We accept it.
“But do not ever suggest even for a moment, even in your dreams, that women have a feminine power within that can do the same for a grown man—take his will, his masculinity, and all the abilities of mastery he possesses and transform them to the same degree she can do with his seed.
“To even think such as thought is absolutely forbidden. We do not want to know about it. We do not want anything in our culture or music or literature or religions to suggest it. To bring this knowledge forward and to reveal it to the world would risk the absolute destruction of our civilization.”
There you have it. That is a fairly accurate summary of the bias in Western civilization and the unconscious, unspoken but agreed upon assumption that the world is not ready for the knowledge of an undine like Istiphul. The poets, artists, and musicians have been in agreement with the theologians, reformers, and scientists in this matter. Rational, intellectual, academic consciousness can not deal with or approach in any safe manner the powers of attraction that Istiphul possesses.
Let us make the example more personal. The young man is lying in bed having made love to his lover. She places her hand on his hip. Fine. We all know this experience. If a man is very lucky, she places her hand on his body with the same hunger he places his hand on her body. Desire and connection are expressed in the touch.
But let her place her hand on his body and spontaneously begin taking away the pain she feels inside of him. She does not think about this. It is in the touch of hand on his skin. She simply knows in her soul how to do this.
But the man senses that what she is doing is different than her other interactions with him. He does not mind her sensuality and pleasure as long as he is the one in charge of awakening and directing it. He doesn’t mind her receptivity to him and her rapport as long as it serves to strengthen his ego and will power.
But this touch is different. It moves directly soul to soul and body to body beyond the sphere of rational thought and the well-defined social and gender boundaries set forth by society. He only needs to look at her to convey that feeling that she has just invaded and violated him in some unspeakable manner.
It is just like the child who tries to tell his parents that he sees ghosts or talks to spirits or sees colors and aura around people. The child learns by how upset the parents are not to discuss these things again. In the same way, women learn to turn away from the vast depths of feminine power that exist within them.
I have seen this again and again. Women with great feminine powers know automatically that certain things are simply forbidden. Let women acquire every single skill and career that men used to reserve for themselves. But women should not be exploring the feminine in ways that our entire civilization has been bent on destroying.
Another example, I have met a number of women who can intuitively tell what is happening to their lovers. She can tell if he is happy or sad, the kind of events and interactions going on with him when he is away, and even to some extent what is going to happen to him.
Such women intuitively know not to discuss this with anyone other than perhaps a psychic. The implication is that the man’s will is not completely independent. She can tell what is going on beneath his will, surrounding his will, and also how well he is using it.
It is not just like being a little boy again and having a mother glance at you and know instantly what you are up to. It is different. It is having a woman’s consciousness inside of you and a part of you. This is what is forbidden in our civilization.
For Christianity, only God should have that power. For science, nothing should interfere with the clarity of a rational mind to analyze its situations. Even for artists, it is okay to check your self into a mental hospital or drug addiction rehab center, but this feminine power is not okay--a woman should not feel what you feel and take away the pain—that would mean the end of art as the Western world knows it.
If in Hamlet, Ophelia could counsel Hamlet and say, “The ghost is real. The King really did murder your father. And you are going to have to face up to your task—you will have to risk a civil war to establish justice in the kingdom. If you are going to be a man, choose now: do what you have to do.”
Why that would mean the real drama in life and in art takes place within the soul and heart. It is not found only after an individual acts in the outer world. Our world has not been ready for this kind of inner knowledge or for this level of perception into human motivation and self-awareness.
Istiphul embodies in her physical being this feminine power of magnetism and incomprehensible beauty that our civilization has forbidden. How can I then describe these things so openly when in prior ages Istiphul could not even enter human consciousness?
Times change. I am commissioned to reveal these things.
is enough genuine spiritual powers of the masculine in the world that it is
time to bring back and unite the masculine with the full power of the
feminine. This is needed in order to
balance the world or, as Krishna and others would say, “In order to preserve
light on earth.”
Sex itself is rather dramatic. There is a moment in making love when lovers become pure consciousness. You no longer have an identity. You are out outside of your self and a part of another. This is called ecstasy. Part of the man leaves him and joins with the woman.
Now then, take that image and make it into a symbol of a spiritual experience. Istiphul takes not the physical seed within the man but the element of light and vision—she senses what he is to become. She takes that “seed” of the spirit within him and joins herself to it to give birth to a new being. She transforms a man in every way into something far better than what he could ever imagine.
That is the power Western civilization has wished to deny to women. It is every bit as ecstatic as sex but far more powerful in its ultimate transformation. Like sex, it shatters your every day life, your routines, and sense of your own identity. It joins you to the natural processes within nature in all their depth and beauty.
John Nash in the movie, A Beautiful Mind, tries to get a girl in a bar to skip over the process of flirting and move on to what he says to her—“an exchange of bodily fluids.” This move does not work out for him. The girl slaps him and walks off as his friends joke about how well he was doing until he opened his mouth.
When you are next to Istiphul, sex is not at issue. There is an exchange of the magical electrical and magnetic fluids of the masculine and feminine spirits. Like sex, your attention is focused on each other. The physical world vanishes. One’s identity vanishes. You are in a magical realm. Time is suspended.
The only ting in your awareness is this light within you and how it is being nourished, received, contained, sheltered, and amplified through all the powers of bliss, pleasure, ecstasy, rapture, and wonder. If you can not go into these states of awareness, you do not want to go near Istiphul. It happens because nature itself contains this process and she embodies it in her body.
From time to time I have been able to show women I have known how to use this same kind of energy. Some women possess astonishing psychic and magical gifts to transform others though magnetic touch. But once they follow my directions and produce amazing effects, they quickly lose interest and do not pursue it. The entire world does not want them to do so. And as all the wise men of our world agree, these woman sense that it is simply too dangerous to acquire these abilities.
Imagine if women through touch or by using psychic ability were to focus on a soldier returning from the war who has post traumatic stress disorder. Imagine that such a woman healer could get inside not just his memories but his brain and nervous system too. And imagine that she could take away that pain and stress returning him to normal life free of the residual tension of war that unexpectedly at any time can be reactivated in his nervous system.
If women could do that then they would not have to stop there. They could enter into the minds of the world leaders who caused the war in the first place and heal them. Women have the ability to end wars on earth.
I tell women who possess these abilities about this possibility. But they think only in terms of helping this individual or that individual. The idea of reducing the suffering of millions of people assumes just too much responsibility.
They do not have that ambition. They do not wish to exercise that degree of will. They do not seek power. Perhaps they feel that power of that nature reduces femininity into a male egotistical action. I do not know.
I do know about the ideal of eliminating war. I know that women have an essential role to play in making this ideal reality.
It takes a community of artists, magicians, musicians, writers, and healers to create a psychological space in which this kind of feminine energy is welcome, appreciated, and held in high regard. This is not a warm, cuddly New Age kind of thing. We are talking about a feminine power so great it can change human destiny and the course of history, leading us in another direction altogether.
One wise man told me to stop using female models to represent undines in my photography. He said he was telling me this because my writing was so evocative that I should not allow the beauty of the words to be contaminated by an inferior form of artistic endeavor. For him, real women do not have the ability in their souls to represent undines.
I told him there was no point in writing a book on undines unless women learn to acquire all the powers and abilities undines possess. My book is not fantasy like Rowling’s books that are meant to entertain by taking us into a real of pure fantasy—how cute and entertaining her writings are. Such nice descriptions and art. No, my book is for real women. It offers them power that they have never possessed before. To do this one has to assume risks. I am asking women to discover the feminine powers hidden within them.
For human beings, the physical body produces biochemical energy. This surplus energy is available for us to do things with. We think, we act, we do things. The etheric body is made up of this vital energy or life force. If you have a lot of vital energy, you may feel like climbing a mountain, going dancing, or getting out and doing something physical with your self. It is a kind of get up and go feeling.
Istiphul’s etheric body has a different feeling. Its vibration is like feeling one with all waters of the earth. This includes the feeling of the seas giving birth to life on earth.
The waters she feels one with are not the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is not the Sea of China, the Gulf of Mexico, or the N. and S. Poles.
Think of one great ocean encircling the planet as in perhaps The Great Sea. Istiphul’s etheric body has this vibration. It is an intuitive and psychic awareness of the oceans of the earth and all other waters as well—the lakes, the inland seas, the rivers and streams, the water tables, the rain, the water falls, etc.
Sitting here meditating within the vibration of her etheric body is to extend one’s awareness outward into all of these things. But this is not just a present awareness of the oceans as they are now. It includes the history of water on earth. Once the entire world was covered in one vast sheet of ice. She also remembers this.
There is a science fiction story/movie about space explorers in the future traveling to another planet with water covering its entire surface (from Stansislaw Lem’s novel, Solaris). In the story, the scientists discover that the planet of water is intelligent. It tries to communicate with the scientists by creating people who embodied the scientists’ deepest unfilled dreams and needs. The scientists were not ready for such an inner psychological journey and sought to destroy the gifts that had been given them.
You do not need to turn to science fiction for such an encounter. Istiphul embodies this consciousness of all the waters of the earth within the very vitality of her body.
A few days ago, I met a girl who has a degree in oceanography. When I probe her mind it seems clear that she views the oceans in terms of statistics, scientific studies, maps of the ocean bottom, ecological niches for marine life, currents, the movement of continents, etc.
No where and at no time during her degree program in college did the professor say,
Now class, before you graduate, I want you just for a few moments to experience the oceans of the world within your own consciousness. Close your eyes. Relax. Now feel that you are in this moment extending your awareness through all the oceans of the earth. There is no separation between you and the object of your study. Every fish and form of marine life in the ocean now exists within you. Pass beyond thoughts. Enter the realm of awareness through which you feel the vibration of water as it encompasses the planet.
If such a class assignment existed, we could call it an introduction to Istiphul’s etheric vibration.
Another way to approach this is to focus on your own etheric body. First you focus your awareness on everything you can sense of your physical body: breathing, the movement of your diaphragm, your heartbeat, the pressure on your skin, digestion, the feel of your muscular system, your feet, legs, arms, neck, etc.
Then you try to sense the vitality produce by the biochemistry and metabolism of your physical body. If you take a deep breath, you may notice an increase amount of energy, a readiness to act, in your physical body. Screen out all sensations and perceptions relating to the physical organism and retain the sense of the readiness to act and you are close to vitality itself.
The etheric body can be imagined in the form of the physical body but empty inside. What is there is vitality, life force, the free energy in your body that you direct according to your purpose. There are nuances such as the difference between the vitality of the stomach, the chest, the legs, etc.
But you can also sense one united field of vitality within the whole inside of the body. If you imagine cold water inside your body and that it has a magnetism that is highly attracting, receptive, and able to draw things into itself, then this is close.
For Istiphul, the feeling of her etheric body is this watery magnetism. Except there is this difference. Though she may have the form of a woman, she feels as if her etheric body extends though all the waters of the earth. Anything that water on earth touches she feels as if she touches it also. Anything that has water in it she can feel also.
With Istiphul’s etheric vibration within my own etheric body, I try imagining someone. Immediately, I can sense this individual’s aura, body, soul, emotions, etc. If I ask a question such as, Why does this individual feel as she does about such and such, it is as if that feeling is my own. I can understand because I am inside of it.
If I ask, How would this individual respond to such and such, I get a clear sense of that also. Again, the other’s feelings appear within me even though I imagine this person in front of me. The two of us are not separate systems of energy. For Istiphul, two separate beings are united by and a part of one encompassing magnetic energy field.
In other words, Istiphul’s aura is like the magnetic field around a magnet. If you get near the magnet, its fields of force automatically operate within and flow through you. The same with Istiphul. She has intelligence and yet it is the energy of nature operating within and through her.
I know women who have this precise ability of Istiphul’s. But again, they are extremely hesitant to explore it or apply it. They sense that to do so is overreaching what is natural and safe. But Istiphul’s ability is itself nature in its essence. These abilities exist to do such things as offering healing and for establishing a near divine level of empathy with anyone on earth.
What is it like to perceive the world through an undine’s etheric body such as Istiphul’s? There is not a lot of concern with humanity. When a magician contacts Istiphul, from Istiphul’s point of view, the contact is fairly shallow and at most temporary. Humans do not live long. Their concerns are brief and not very profound. They do not perceive the seas with any depth or wisdom, not like an undine at all.
Istiphul finds something like a small bay at night beneath the full moon with waves breaking on the shore and a current circling around the bay to be an enjoyable experience. It is relaxing and enchanting. It is a place that nourishes life. It is like a beautiful piece played on a piano. The bay is an artistic achievement.
The North Pole—sitting with her feet in the water in a small bay in twenty below zero weather, again, during a long winter’s night. It is peaceful and calm. It is a stillness filled with dreams of beauty and love. It is sweet and kind. It is gentle and serene. It is a way of being without having to do anything in order to feel pleasure and delight.
The waves of the open sea: there is rhythmic motion, the wind and the waves dancing together. The white caps, the foam blown from the waves’ crests—it feels like it is the wind blowing through her own hair. It is very intimate.
Every lake has its own songs it is singing. She hears them. A lake reflects its surroundings into itself. A lake’s songs are like a heart softly pounding.
A thunderstorm at sea is exciting, the lightning striking sets the skin tingling. A level five hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico—She feels the low pressure in the air, the water rising in the storm surge flooding inshore.
But hurricanes in her mind never last long. They are there and then they are gone. Just when you get to know the clouds’ cries. The way they take form and circle around, and the howling wind, the storm dissolves. It loses its force and falls apart. Waves rise and fall. It takes an effort to make them roll. But the wind is fickle. It changes its mind in an instant and other than the trade winds it is never constant.
What would an undine like Istiphul want in a human lover? Like any lover, she would like a man who knows her own heart. One who searches her soul to discover her deepest secrets. Who is there to share in all that she holds dear. Who will walk beside her and see what she sees and feel what she feels.
In the process of accomplishing just these things, she knows there will come a moment when she and the man have become one being. For Istiphul, this would fulfill an ancient dream the earth herself holds in her heart. For Istiphul, when man or woman accomplishes this, nature in its beauty, essence, and magic will no longer be separate from human history. Our two separate evolutions will then work together in harmony.
This is a very loving sensitivity. Once again, the feminine has a natural and divine role to play in unfolding all masculine paths of spirit and development. The innermost essence of men and women is interwoven together--the way the seed requires the earth to take birth; the way the sun is the center of the earth’s orbit; the way the stars are held in the embrace of infinite space; day and night together in rhythm with the cycles of the moon determine the seasons of life and the birth of new light on earth.
If the masculine is overshadowed by the feminine, then the mind is lost. If the feminine is controlled by the masculine, then the heart is lost.
Join the magnetic field of Istiphul’s physical body and the all-embracing awareness of the waters of the earth in her etheric body: What you then get is great sensitivity to the inner life in another being. She modulates her own energy with great precision to nurture and to insure that the innermost vision within the other comes into being.
Romantic love sees two people loving and caring for each other. They are deeply involved. If they do it well, the needs of one are the needs of the other. This description focuses on the bonding. It is oblivious to the inner life hidden and yet unfolding within them.
Istiphul is all about what is hidden in the innermost core of your being. What is hidden is perfectly clear to her. To love is also to insure that the other’s life is fulfilled without regard to one’s self. Romance does not carry that degree of unselfishness or detachment. Istiphul’s love is the tender, sweet love of the maiden, the nurturing, protecting love of the mother, and the wise, prophetic love of the crone all rolled into one without separation.
If you love another person, you would probably like the relationship to develop so it reaches the point where the two of you feel a part of each other. It is an inner connection. It’s a feeling of being joined from within. It is like an artesian well constantly overflowing from the depths of both souls flowing through each other.
The feeling of being joined to another is one of the most precious gifts of life. Istiphul like the spirits of Venus are quite clear on this point. It is an experience of the sacred that reveals and unfolds the paths leading to perfection.
Love is not just wants and needs, desires and possession. If you can remain unselfish amid the pleasure, passion, the bliss, and ecstasy, then life grants you special insight. It gives you the keys that open the doors to the divine mysteries.
To be very clear, what Istiphul’s energy does is to create an inner sacred space in which two are joined as one. The astral plane is a domain of images and concrete situations similar to those that appear within dreams. Within a dream, an individual experiences the events as if they are real. All the normal emotions are present.
A dream can just take you further or put things together in ways that everyday life often does not. In life, you can put your hand on another’s arm and feel there is rapport. With Istiphul, the feeling of rapport is such that both of you sense that the feelings within the one are the same as the feelings within the other.
Once again, the development of science and the modern personality required consciousness to attain a high degree of independence from its environment. Rational thought and analytic thinking require detached observation and the systematic organization of knowledge into a conceptual system. And so we have turned our backs on the magic of empathy and the development of telepathy.
By necessity we have closed our minds to Istiphul’s way of loving. In a support group for any kind of addiction or codependency, the politically correct approach is that you have to assume responsibility for yourself. No one else can do this for you. If you say your feelings depend on another person, then you are weakening your own will and ability to make clear choices. In context, this cognitive emphasis on the autonomy of the ego has an important role to play in self-development.
On the other hand, life is also when endorphins are set in motion and two people falling in love will often say things like: I never felt fully alive until I met you; I feel like we have always known each other; I can not imagine living my life without you.
Or, poetry in its study of first hand experiences says things like this:
As I place my hands on each side of your waist
Gently moving down across the curve of your hips--
I find myself in a dark forest at night
Following the sound of one bird singing
Singing to me of a dream
I let fly away from me, escaping from my life to be free,
But now it has returned, charmed by your beauty
And by this touch upon your hips in this night of quiet ecstasy.
If you held me within your heart
Winter would no longer be cold
And ice and snow
Would be warm to the touch.
So it is with lovers—
As one stream
Their souls like water
Flow in and through each other.
To summarize the above poetry, there is a time to be separate and independent, to set up and to defend personal boundaries. There is also a time to cross over and to overcome all boundaries in order to join as one.
Love is such a time and a season of life. It is not knowledge of the external world. It is a celebration of the wonder, joy, and mystery of being alive. And it is the power that transforms both the inner and outer worlds.
To put it simply, though rationality, analytic thinking, independence and autonomy are critical to solving problems in life, love holds the keys to the mystery of life. It is easy to forget this in our day and age. It is easy to deny this after two thousand years of Western civilizations whose development has taken us in a completely different direction.
In the cosmic letter CH (see my essay on CH), there is a point that comes when an individual is free to choose for himself the spiritual womb through which he is to be reborn. The spiritual matrix is a joint creation between the individual, gathering together all the sources that inspire him, and akasha—the realm of spirit that oversees and insures all paths of spirit. You have to ask questions like, “What do I need in order to become the spiritual being I wish to be?”
The same is true in love. There comes a time when two individuals get to create the spiritual matrix through which their love for each other grows and is perfected. A great opening question in marriage counseling is to ask, “Tell me about when you first met?” Even couples separating with great hostility can still recount with pleasure the magic in those first moments they spent together.
What we do not ask in marriage counseling is the question, “Share with me the vision of the quality and depth of love you seek to attain with each other.” Or, “Tell me what your relationship would be like if the two of you had learned to meet each other’s deepest needs?”
Our psychology simply can not ask these questions because it has no understanding of this kind of empathy. For Istiphul, the need to defend personal boundaries is never a problem. She feels one with all waters on earth. Feeling one with another is the most natural of things for her.
Water flows. It adapts. It embraces. It gives of itself and receives in equal measure exchanging energy freely back and forth. Sensing what is within another and joining with it is simply water in its sacred power. Does water need to justify its ability to flow, to give and to receive? No. Neither does love.
If I focus on another person with Istiphul’s astral vibration inside of me, slowly and gradually I feel my astral body entering the woman’s astral body. In a gentle way, I begin to sense her life from within. I sense her memories as if they are my own.
At the same time, I view her life from the point of view of a guardian angel. From this position, I ask, What is the most natural way possible for this person to grow so that her life becomes whole?
And now a third things happens: I offer her my energy, my experience with life, and my vision to whatever extent she wishes or desires to use them so that she can feel more alive. If she desires, she can see her self or her situations through my eyes. If she wants, she can feel love as I love with my heart.
If she wants my will, it is hers. If she wants my magical abilities, she is free to use them instantly. There is no force or invasion here. No attempt to intervene or to suggest. Only a free offering of oneself.
And if she wishes to join with my heart so that we would never be a part, I am ready to give this gift also according to her desire and her need to join with another to fulfill her dreams. No one has ever sought this from me. And no one has ever sought to ask this of Istiphul either. It is not a romantic thing. It is a way of being.
Another individual. As aspect of magnetic love is its ability to get inside of you and renew you from within. It is not a one time event. It is not confined to lovers. Like a mother or spiritual guide, it can get inside of you and offer to renew you, sustaining a feeling of well-being and inner peace that continues your entire life.
There is a difference between the stages we go through in life. There is a difference between our inner emotional life and the outer events of our life during these stages. There is difference between our personalities, our innermost desires and dreams, and also the spirit within us.
Magnetic love can sense clearly and encompass in acceptance and wisdom all these different aspects of ourselves. In this sense, it is like a companion on a life long journey. It is a spiritual guide. It is a confidant and a trusted advisor offering the understanding we may never get from others.
It is an empathy that embraces all that we are and offers support so that in our own time and in our own way we can reconcile and bring together in harmony the different things that we are. Istiphul astral vibration offers this empathy. I sense my self doing it right now as I visualize and connect to another person.
The woman has great darkness within her and great light. I encompass both. I feel within both aspects of her self. Within me as I do this there is no fear. No anxiety. Only a tender understanding and calm embrace like a friend who will be there forever as long as she needs me.
It is not getting on the phone and talking though we do that as well. It is a heart to heart connection, a feeling that our lives flow in and through each other.
All the same, Istiphul is still an undine. To feel and sense this kind of empathy, you need a feeling for water—introspection, inner calmness, sensitivity, an awareness of the universe of emotion that exists within us, a desire to connect to others, to love, to share, to nurture, to envision the best.
Without these things, this empathy does not thrive. As I think of about fifteen different people, Istiphul points out the two individuals who she feels comfortable with because these women have water in their auras. One is like a sister. And another Istiphul says has a great capacity to embody the sea within herself but it is not yet her time to awaken to what is within her.
Istiphul is more detached and objective than a scientist when she studies another person’s astral body. She points out--these things are what the person can do and these things are what the person can not do. Istiphul can clearly see the emotional limitations and restrictions that govern individual responses.
The other thing about her astral body is that it is different from a human woman’s astral body. It is feminine to an extreme degree in being completely passive. It receives into itself and responds to what it is connected to.
Istiphul has no agenda. She simply uses all her skills to bring to fruition what is inside of another. She does not try to remake them or get them to do or be something they are not. She is not after using the other person in some way to meet her own desires or needs. Her astral body has one purpose: to see clearly and to fulfill the innermost desires and dreams within another.
Many women would consider this to be a tragic state of affairs. But you have to consider who you are dealing with. Istiphul is joined to all of water on earth. She brings immense magical abilities to her work. You could consider her an artist who creates beauty from what is hidden within others. The need to defend personal boundaries in order to define identity is not part of her experience.
As compared to the pure receptivity of the etheric and astral bodies, Istiphul’s mental body is extremely active, powerful, and dynamic.
Istiphul’s basic ability here is that she aligns and modulates her own magnetic field of energy in such a way as to heighten the power within another individual. She takes desire and brings it to its full intensity and power. She takes an inner vision, some secret need or dream or potential, a secret talent, a latent ability within the other person and intensifies and empowers it so that it is seen and experience with great clarity.
As an undine, Istiphul does not directly use electricity. But she can use her magnetic field so as to control and amplify the electricity in another individual. By using the word electricity, I am referring to the actual electrical impulses within the physical body. And I am referring to the more psychological or magical aspects of electricity which relate to will and to power.
These are similar to electricity in nature but more subtle. Lighting can strike in the physical world. There are also psychological and spiritual equivalents of lightning striking within the soul and the mind as well.
A few examples. With Istiphul’s mental body vibration in myself, the field of energy around me immediately extends itself into whoever I think about as if the other is right here in front of me. There an electrical charge in the air. It is like taking a 12 volt battery and using that electrical potential. But it is not harmful. Rather it enters directly into the other’s nervous system. It takes desire and intensifies it and perfects it to it produces pure pleasure beyond what seems humanly possible.
Franz Bardon describes Istiphul as a master of erotic mysteries. She certainly has that ability. The effects she produces are more endorphins, dopamines, or adrenaline which the body releases into the blood stream. She goes directly into the nerves and takes control over them to produce the effect she perceives is waiting to be awakened.
But her intentions are not predetermined. She observes what the other needs and responds to it. If another person is in need of feeling loved in some way, she aligns the other’s astral body and etheric body in order to produce that exact love within them in precisely the way the body and soul craves.
On the other hand, if the mystery of the other person is of a spiritual nature, she is more than equal to the task. She can take the innermost need within the other, reveal it as a complete vision, and then enliven that vision so you feel you are one hundred per cent living within it right now. She takes you into the future that is to be so you can taste it, touch it, meet others within it, and experience it in every way as being real and alive.
There is a woman who from my point of view is an incarnation of Prajnaparamita, the goddess Buddhists consider to be “the mother of all enlightened beings.” Her nature is pure emptiness. Like the Jewish God, she has no form. She is pure awareness, the source from which the universe arises.
Istiphul’s mental vibration instantly enters this woman and brings that Buddhist transcendent vision of attainment into a living and palpable experience. What the Buddhists do not tell you or talk about is that this “nirvana,” this emptiness is also pure love. It is far more than what Buddhists and others describe as compassion. It is all-embracing. It nurtures everything in the universe.
Having this seed of spiritual vision hidden within a person would by necessity bring along with it tremendous obstacles. A woman born in the Western world in a major industrial city would have nothing surrounding her in the culture, religion, philosophy, society, or art that in any way offers support to her inner abilities. This emptiness is in fact the death of the ego which is so incredibly important to the functioning of any individual in our society.
Istiphul deals with the problem of the dissolving of the ego as well. She simply envisions for this person a powerful ability to act, to solve problems, to be organized, and to lead others. The transcendent function is still present but it operates by offering pure insight to others so they can be more effective in their lives.
Whether pleasure, completion, satisfaction, or fulfillment, the electrifying effect of Istiphul’s mental body is to bring things to their height, to their greatest power so that everything inside of you is brought into full consciousness.
Istiphul uses all four of her bodies at once. Her physical form and presence are extremely attractive beyond human experience. Her etheric body possesses the calm, serene, peaceful and relaxing flowing qualities as in being aware of all the waters of the earth.
Her astral body seeks the fulfillment and completion of the other’s soul needs. And her mental body possesses the power to intensify and to amply in order to bring all these things into being.
Together, her effect is similar to what is called an electro-magnetic volt in magic. You condense into a small space a charge of electrical energy like ball lightning. And you surround it with a powerful magnetic field. Then you place within these two layers of magical energy whatever dream, wish, or desire you want to manifest.
It is like combining the greatest of will power with the greatest of love. The two working together awaken the vision, animate it so it is fully alive imbuing it with dynamic power. It then sustains and nurtures this vision with great sensitivity and love until it fully manifests.
Istiphul’s presence is like a wish fulfilling gem. But it works automatically. Just being near her produces new experiences. Her magnetic fields flow through you awakening the deepest feelings of love and peace that contain at the same time the equivalent of an electrical storm at sea except it is within your nervous system--dazzling with its continuous flashes of light, sensory stimulation, and insight.
If I had an akashic body as you do, the first thing I would do would be to form a community of those who sense that the sea is full of energy. We would have great festivals and celebrations in which water as a symbol and as a vibration is understood to be sacred.
We would fully bring into consciousness the ability of water to offer these gifts to humanity: clairsentience, healing power, the joy of love, the ways of becoming one with anther, the nature and depths of love as seen from an undine’s perspective, empathy as a divine ability intended to transform humanity, the ability to overcome all separation, the undine’s gift of seeing the future, of entering a dream so it is completely real in the here and now, the ability to sense the deepest treasures at the core of the self, and of course the ability to hold in your consciousness an awareness of all the waters of the earth at once.
I would establish this on earth so that your race tastes in full measure our beauty and grace. But lacking a human soul, I have no commission to do these things. I am forbidden to intervene at my own discretion without a human being acting either as a medium or as a representative of my domain.
How long have the oceans of the earth waited for mankind to discover that they contain consciousness? How long until your race finds in its own soul the love and peace my race embodies in every moment of time? How long until each of you loves with a love that knows how to be one with another without separation so that each of you understands how to assist the other to attain perfection?
These are the very questions I would ask humans to answer. But these questions themselves can only be spoken because you are lending me your spirit so I may speak.