Copyright © 2009 by William R. Mistele. All rights reserved.
Channeling an Undine
Introduction: Using a Medium
Franz Bardon gives references in his books to using mediums for various purposes. In the Bible, King Saul has the witch of Endor channel the departed Prophet Samuel. The deceased prophet appears and answers the king’s questions accurately predicting the king’s future. (Note: In the Bible, using a medium is forbidden but do not forget that all prophets are mediums channeling Yahweh.)
Some of the difficulties involving channeling also apply to telepathy: the nature spirit does not use any human language to think. It existed before religions appeared on earth. It is not bound by human ethics or morality. It dwells in a realm of pure power even if the expression of that power is love and empathy. And it perceives and acts outside of the symbols, rituals, and activities of human civilization.
Basically, to channel is to find a midpoint or areas of experience shared in common between the nature spirit and the human being. When I do telepathy, the spirit and I have the same vibration in each of our minds. I sense through that vibration how the spirit thinks and perceives. And the spirit uses my experiences and my understanding of life to express its wisdom and insight.
The test of channeling or telepathy is the extent it generates new insight and understanding. The goal is to experience something a little further beyond the familiar boundaries in which you feel or perceive. If you go too far beyond the familiar, you may end up with something that has no application and no meaning in our world.
I like to write poems because the sensuality of the imagery helps me bring back new perceptions far outside of my daily life. But in a sense, we are all mediums. As the undine suggests, part of our brain or being is water. If we just focus in and through that aspect of ourselves, we see the world and can dream it in a completely new way. The voice of the undine, in a way, is our own voice when we feel and dream with the element of water that is in us.
What was extraordinary about this experience for me was that as the woman channeled I could see the undine Istiphul quite clearly standing about two feet behind the medium. The experience was breath taking. It was literally otherworldly.
Istiphul is extremely beautiful. I describe her beauty and personality in my essay, lava.net/~pagios/istiphulfourplanes.htm
I have also added a few more comments on the nature of telepathy and translation in the appendix at the end of this section.
We are sitting on a balcony of a hotel overlooking the ocean and the beach.
I begin by talking with the medium about an experience I had with water. The woman immediately set aside her own personality and began speaking as the undine. When she pauses, I ask questions.
Opening Statement: When I first came to Hawaii, I visited the beach in Waianae. I floated just outside where the waves break. And I would let my body roll over the waves and it would curl me up and throw me on the beach. And then I would let it drag me out again. My family probably thought I was losing it. But I did that over and over.
For three days after that I felt these rolling waves flowing through my body. I imagine a lot of people do not know how to let go like that. It is no longer you …
Medium, channeling the undine queen, Istiphul:
If you let go, we can influence you. Our auras pass through you. If you can not let go, then nothing we are can touch you. Our love fails to reach you.
We teach about beginnings and endings and acceptance. Life and death—the circle of the earth, the ocean that gives birth—the seasons of life, the rhythms of change—we flow in and through these things. We flow through your body with every breath. But to know us, if nothing else, learn this: to let go and flow.
We accept you as we accept all things. We can cleanse and nurture you and put you back on solid ground again.
But you remember. You will never forget us.
We are the blood in your veins. We are the tears in your eyes. And even earth holds water. But in the oceans is where you find us. In the pools, on the beaches, in the rivers is where we sing and dance.
And if you watch the light just so you will see us rise from the sea. But to go further, you have to feel release; you have to open and to give freely. Then you sense our receptivity and feel as we feel. Then you will know you are the child and we are the mother, the lover, and the sister.
But for women we are the ultimate. We are the release. We are the tides of life and change. You come from us and return to us.
It is why the legends are as they are about women and the sea because the women personify who we are.
We give rituals. We are the origins of the bathes—to come and change in the moonlight; to remember who you are, who you were, and where you are going. This is a way to connect with us and to be one with us.
You seek us because you need what we give freely; and you fear the part of you that is earth--that takes and analyzes, the grandularity [as in grains of sand] in you is so unwatery. It is not us.
Why are you afraid of the sea? You can not analyze who we are. We come to you because the part of your brain that is all water receives us. And sings to us and we sing to you. But you are afraid of the sea. Come swim with us. We have so much to give. We hold the treasures and beauty in all the waters of the earth.
You will not die by sea. Know this. You will not drown in water. We will take you and support you and lead you to safety. Do not be afraid of the sea that reaches over the horizon and stretches between the continents.
On the open sea there is always danger. But look—they (indicating those on the beach nearby) play in us. They dance in us. But yet it is a few feet out. But they trust us and we care for them because they love water. We are receptive like no wife or lover, but we are in all wives and sisters and children.
The laughter of a child is like light on waves. The beauty of women is the gift of the sea—to feel received and embraced. And yet the unknown dances within them.
So take your children to play in the waves. Dance with them in the water and show them how to be unafraid.
Feel the touch of water on your skin awaken the water within your body—they merge and blend in sensations and in feelings. Be with us. Seek us; see us rise from the sea.
Question: And of love? This is one of your great mysteries, powers, and skills.
Love is the treasure. You may seek it but it can not be found. It is only given. Love comes when you do not expect it, when you are not thinking about it.
Those who seek love seek to bind us. This is due to your grandularity. But if you embrace us you will find love everywhere.
Every touch reminds of our embrace and every kiss of our love. We are unconditional yet demanding as is all love. Love is given freely but it asks for surrender and to surrender to love is to give up being earth.
Earth is solid. Earth is form. Earth is what separates you from me. But love is release. Love is surrender.
A woman is ocean and fire and love made whole. Fire cools and melts earth into liquid form so it can be soothed and shaped into beauty as seen in sculptures in Athens and Istanbul. All beautiful women of history are earth, and fire, and water.
When form changes, the memory remains. In the ocean, with us is the repository of all knowledge.
In love, we are made real. Love is the truth of God as the ocean in all her forms. Love is knowledge. Love is lust. Love is pain. Love is life.
But love demands. It gives but it demands. It has a price.
Form is unable truly to conceive of love because it is restrained and restricted. Only those who embody us are able to love with passion and to surrender to the one who surrenders. In such acts we are found.
Question: And the pure force of attraction that undines possess--as power it can cause lightning to strike in a storm over the sea?
Why do you question that? Who does not feel the elemental force in love? Even among ourselves, when we play we are enamored of who we are. We love and are love.
When we touch, we inspire. Would ugliness do such a thing? It is what we are. Lightning strikes, particles separate and come together. We are that spark of light. We are divine. A moment of love is such that its memory can last a lifetime.
Those who meet us in the flesh and in the spirit are changed forever. Our memory lasts and spurs you on to greater things.
We are the fire of water. We are inspiration. We are a dream fulfilled.
Question: What things can we learn from you that we may bring back to our world and offer to others?
Passion. Emotion. Movement--look at the sea.
They ride the tides. We are one with the wind. We are one with the fire. We are one with the earth. We are one with the air. We are synergy.
A ship on the water is made of and powered by fire or wind. But the ocean is our body.
We are synergy--all things within all things. The ocean is whole as it contains all forms and varieties of life.
Undines are the embodiment of love because we inspire the highs of love and the lows of lust. We are both. We embrace who we are.
(laughing) This body I am using desires to be the sea.
Question: So why hasn’t the human race in history presented more stories about mermaids and undines.
We do not watch and then intervene to produce results. We are about the beingness of life that is not quantified. Like women, we are not quantifiable.
We come in dreams from realms that are hidden. Whose sextant can mark the quadrants of the imagination or chart the kingdoms of feeling? We come to those who accept us. But if you can not let go, if you can not release control, you will never know our hearts.
Question: How would humanity be different if undines were a part of our normal personalities and consciousness?
You would know our depths of love and receptivity. We understand our place in the world around us. We understand that we are a part of the sea and that as it is a part of us. It contains and is free. We contain and are free.
Those who are free as we are do not desire control because we control our own destinies. We make our own decisions. We do not worry who is doing what. As the ocean, what drop of water worries about the other drop of water? It is all one.
We rage as all things do at times. To know us is to know the cycles of life. To know us is to know the secrets of dreams. To know us is to know love, to see beauty in all of its forms.
A coral is a living thing. A shark is a living thing. It is deadly but it is beautiful as a porpoise is deadly and beautiful but what do you fear more the porpoise or the shark?
Acceptance that life and death are part of the cycle and that all things have a purpose and a place.
Acceptance of growth to higher levels. Acceptance of evolution not in the sense of you must destroy but in the sense of life will win out. Life will find a way. Life is diverse and death is a part of it.
In the oceans, in nature, when needs are satisfied all things live well. We must eat. We must survive. But we do not destroy our own kind. Once needs are fulfilled, all things live together.
The spirit bodies on this planet have been given flesh to experience sensation. All things must experience seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, smelling, the senses on a nominal level to appreciate the senses on an extraordinary level.
The colors, the fabrics, to touch, to feel, to experience the sensations. When we are not physical these are things that we have left behind. Yet we remain attracted to physical form because it is hard to leave behind to touch, to see, to hear, to listen.
You have run away from so much. You have forgotten that you are all one. Your species has a special gift of experiencing the senses and then interpreting and expressing them.
There was a time in the world when all were artists and they destroyed themselves because of their art. Ego is not limited to your civilization.
So the gods separated people giving different talents to different people. But the bards are the reminders, they remember; and we speak to them and they speak to us and they share us with the world. And if a bard is particularity receptive and has no fear we manifest to them and they become our avatars.
Question: For some humans the beauty of undines is so great that if the undines draw close to them they no longer want to return to their own bodies. They will want to stay in your realm, your kingdom.
We are not responsible for that. We are what we are. If a woman is of a particular essence she will become one of us and we will teach her in the cave of light and we will transform her.
We are a gift of life to all. The beauty we possess is not to be bound or enslaved. It is to be expressed and shared. We push away those who pursue us but who are unwilling to share their experiences with us. It is not our nature to be subject to anyone. We are water and only the moon rules our lives.
Question: And sometimes the undines come over and dwell in the bodies of women to marry men.
All species seek to perpetrate themselves. And as all, we like our beauty written about.
We are female and are narcissistic, yes, we like our beauty.
And we will dwell in one and we will mate with one and create beauty and it will go in our archives. We will bring our daughter back to us.
Beauty inspires and we are beauty. Why should we not wish it to be in a form that will inspire. It is what we do.
We will find one who is appropriate. And we will give one of our own to that one. They may stay with you or they may not. There is free choice in this matter.
Question: Should there be a way found for undines to dwell forever among mankind.
We are already forever. We do not sojourn. We simply live and as water moves freely into different forms so do we. We go where we wish.
We are among you whenever you see water, even drinking. Drink! You have no water in you. Let it sooth as it flows down your throat. A touch of the ocean.
We are already among you in your art, in your sculpture. We are among you in your wife, your mother, and your daughters and your children. We are in the blood that flows through your brains.
When you drink of this water you drink us. We are in every drop of liquid on this planet. When we become flesh it is because we desire to inspire. And every time you see beauty you will see us.
See beauty in all things and see us. We are in the words that come from your mind through your mouth to your pen. We see what you write and we laugh when you are out of words and out of art and then you are undine.
Question: Are there any mysteries or kinds of magic that are forbidden to mankind to learn? Is everything you know available for us to seek?
There are mysteries that can not be contained in a physical body. There are mysteries of spirit. But this is why beings transform.
When your work is finished on this planet, you go to the next one where there are new things to learn. Knowledge is vast and beautiful. For an undine, knowledge is soft and loved and we lust for it.
The pursuit of knowing possesses its own passion. It is fire like the fire in a lighthouse that draws the ship. It is as air that cools the fevered breeze. It is earth and rocks.
As we see it, the knowledge of undines is the ultimate. Knowledge dances before you and once you quench your thirst for one experience there is another to follow. Light on water contains endless paths of beauty to be explored.
We dance in the waves beckoning you. Come meet us.
You wish to know our deepest secrets. In the near future, we will find a way to share these things with you. You will meet undines in the flesh and then you shall understand our nature.
Question: All women can become sensual like undines. This is obvious.
Question: But not easy. The ego again is the obstacle.
All women are water. The Chaldeans with their astrology changed the perception of women. Their use of words and images taught men to think of women as equally made of air, earth, and fire.
But for woman to consider themselves anything other than water is a great mistake.
We, the undines, are women. In us is the flow of life.
Yet all women can become what we are. When they lose sight of us they forget their own nature. How can one forget that there is blood flowing through the body or that feeling can be expressed with tears? We are the blood within women.
Men are different. They are not one with the tides.
That is why a woman who senses the undine within her seeks the ocean. She holds like the sea the seed of life--the birth of every child is from out of water. And when she goes through her tides it is as the ebb and flow of the ocean.
Beauty is created and inspired for women to remember the beauty that they were and the beauty that they are; and an old song only becomes better with repeated listening.
True, it is the nature of women to seek stability as the ocean seeks the shore. But if they forget the ocean, they forget how the seasons of life come alive within and through them. But if they remember they will always be undine.
Question: The sea covers the land that is referred to as Atlantis. Is it time for Atlantis to come back?
It is always time; it has always been waiting. We have left hints all over the world. We have left clues. There is writing and there are frescos. There are bards who sing of these things. And we have been waiting.
We can not tell the time for the returning for the tides of the boundless have left the hearts of men and women. And so this thing is not known to undines. The knowledge if found is in the realm of spirit.
We are desire and we desire. And we inspire to bring this about.
But in time you will build it and bring it back. And we shall return also. We will walk in flesh with others. We will have children and the world will be beautiful.
Question: What would make a good lover for an undine? If a man were an undine’s lover, what would an undine want? What would he be like?
My sisters do not like me to speak so much of my loves. Bryon my poet. I like him.
Words, beautiful words--the man with the little words, the E.E. Cummings, he has gone and we have sought him and we would like to make him one of us. So we seek one like him.
Passion. We like passion turned into words like drops of water dancing as a rainbow upon the horizon. A lover should know how to speak so that the fire in his heart awakens passion in another.
A lover should celebrate the beauty we are and walk among us as one of us.
I see many entering the ocean. Know that no one will die today on the shores of this island. We are near; we will protect them.
Question: And the mermen--what are merman for mermaids?
When Atlantis fell some escaped. We hide them but they are the children of the ocean. As all sea creatures they are curious, ever ready are they to take form and walk among you.
They are fascinated by senses and sensations. They remember and are long lived. They are our children.
There is great suffering on your planet. But sometimes we will help one to escape the suffering by becoming one of us.
But then they may miss the world left behind. Like a woman among the Silkies, she becomes enamored of the green land of the pearl of the sea. She lives among your race to have many children.
Even now they appear.
It is not easy for those caught in desire between land and sea. They are neither one nor the other but the form is not just ours. And they do not like stone to contain them.
But they bring us children. And our memory lives on. We are content when beauty appears even if it is not our form.
Question, What would be a good story if the story is told about an undine. What should it have in it? What would appeal to you? What are drama and suspense and life unfolding as a story? You are outside of time but we like closure and defining events.
But it is continuous--why must it stop? As the sunsets on the ocean, they go on and on.
Beauty like Venus always comes from the water--look at the light. We are outside of time but we like your pictures. We sometimes come up and watch you do your photo shoots.
We like your model, the one with the eyes like the sea. She acts and plays as one of us.
Make your own happy ending. I like how your model thinks—she likes happy endings. Struggle, but then greet harmony. To aspire to joy.
I hear the words in your model’s mind—“Never give up.” Some things are worth striving for.
There must be love. There must be beauty. There must be an idea. There must be dance. And many good words. In the beginning, desire; in the middle, a journey. In the end, achievement, not complete but something to build on. If you have love, you have achieved. If you make beauty, you have become undine. This we love to see.
Shall we take a break.
(The medium is shivering and as she returns to her own personality, she says:)
I feel like crying.
I love some of the ideas coming through the medium. The idea that for undines all women are predominately water and that it was the ancient, male astrologers who screwed up by presenting women are equally four elements.
I like the complexity and element of choice in that there is movement back and forth between humans and undines; an undine can enter a woman and have children as a woman. And then the children have choice. They can go either way--the child one day will decide whether to return to the realm of mermaids or remain among our race. But while alive, the person has a dual passport permitting entrance into both lands.
This may make no sense to anyone until you have interacted directly with undines. Then you appreciate the lure of their domain.
The undine being channeled also used the telepathic skills of the medium to sense the mind of a model I use. I enjoy that kind of interaction. When I shoot a model on a beach, I often sense that the undines commenting and exerting an influence. They are demanding—the girl must love water. If she loves water, then wonderful things happen during the shoot.
If the model is not acceptable to the undine, the camera may have technical difficulties. When they like the girl, they lend us some of their energy so the model really let’s go into the flow.
On Mediums, Telepathy, and Anthropology
I have an advanced degree in linguistics. I found linguistics helpful because it points out that meaning is not just determined by the words spoken. You have to take into consideration the context of the communication and intention of the speaker.
There used to be this idea in linguistics that one language could not express what was in another language because the meaning of the words had no equivalent. For example, Eskimo has thirty words for the one word we have for snow.
But the response to this is fairly simple: If there are different kinds of snow, just describe each one with an adjectives or a sentence or two. And though it may be longer, you have in effect said the exact same thing. The idea has been communicated.
How quant and simplistic Westerners are in their linguistics, science, and anthropology. Here is the problem. What if the native speakers actually perceive and feel things beyond the reach of people in Western civilization? This question was never asked by anthropologists.
Now you have a problem. It does not matter if you use words that precisely define what is said by the native. There is no way to communicate the meaning because the Westerner can not experience what is so simple and obvious to a nature speaker.
Ever attended a Katchina dance among the Hopi Indians? The entire race of Hopi are mediums. When someone dances wearing a Katchina mask, the Hopi have a word to express when the spirit of the mask is present within the mask. It is not just a word. It is a perception.
How on earth can anthropologists even begin to understand such a people without first having researched and created an experimental model for mediums work? How do you communicate to anthropologists something so obvious? You can not.
The anthropologists are brain dead when it comes to seeing spirits right in front of them. The same is true about the Hula dancer in Hawaii. To dance Hula is to evoke the Hawaiian spirit into you as you dance. How do you explain how to do this to a Christian missionary? If the missionary can not understand this, then he can not understand his own Bible.
Right in the Bible it states in open sight for all to see: when the Prophet Samuel danced anyone near to him would fall down and prophesize. It happened to King Saul who was not particularly spiritual.
Now how do you explain to two thousand years of Christians and Jews that there is a way to dance that causes others to go into a trance? It is not a matter of words. It is a matter of the heart, the soul, the mind, and the spirit being in alignment. You can put it in the Bible, but it does not mean anyone who reads it will understand it, not as long as they edit out anything that does not further their religious agendas.
In what church on earth in the last two thousand years has any preacher ever preached on the gift of the spirit mentioned in the New Testament that is called the ability to discern spirits? They read those words and there eyes are closed and their ears are stopped up. Because they are hostile to the spiritual world, they refuse to grasp the meaning just as the anthropologists fail to grasp what is in front of them. But I read those words and I understand. I have this gift of discerning spirits. I use it every single day.
Back to snow. An Eskimo may see snow that is so beautiful you can only pause and let go into the flow of the moment so that you are outside of time. I just used words to describe it. But if you can not let go in that way and instantly move beyond ego boundaries into pure perception that takes you into mythological time, then the words do not convey the meaning. It is not language that is bankrupt. It is entire cultures that have forgotten how to perceive, how to linger within the five senses as the unknown unfolds at the edge of their consciousness.
In effect, anthropology will always be inherently defective as long as there is no attached spiritual anthropology. You have to consider the questions, What is it to be a human being? What are our possibilities? And what is the range of our perceptions?
Without considering these questions in a rigorous manner free of bias and ideology and doctrine, then the anthropologists and the scientists too will always be twisting and distorting their observations to fit them into their preconceived categories.
But what is far worse is that they then fail to ask the right questions of those they are interviewing. And so an entire realm of new perceptions and experiences remains absent from college curriculums and hidden from all the students who study in all the colleges of our world.
A good interpreter at the United Nations takes into account the intention in the mind of the speaker in order to choose the right word and phrase to translate. The translators will tell you that translating is an art. Translating during the United Nations Assembly is performing art.
When a spirit, a non material being, communicates with a human being you get a vibration in your mind. So far so good.
A vibration in your mind you can translate in different ways. If you take the vibration and use the part of your brain that is visual you get an image. The same with the other senses: the vibration can be translated into a note or word; into feeling; into physical sensations; tastes or smells too.
An example. If a woman places herself inside of me in a psychic manner because I explain to her how to do this or if she already knows, then I can experience this in different ways. I may sense her physical body as my own. But her physical body is not even touching me. You see, the vibration of her produces sensations in me.
I may sense her soul and her feelings as my own—I feel exactly what she feels; call that clairsentience. I may be able to speak words that express the exact thought she is thinking: call that telepathy. I may be able to see things she experienced in the past and talk about her memories as if I myself experienced them; call that empathy.
In each case, it is nothing else than a vibration that passes between the woman and myself. But according to the intent and the strength and qualities of the one transmitting and the one receiving, you can get a vast variety of different results.
When the undine talks through the medium, I am not just listening to the words spoken. I am sensing the undine’s presence also. So what I “hear” from the words spoken is a transmission to my brain as well. What is written is inherently art.
We are not moving between Eskimos or Hopi Indians or Hawaiians to someone trying to accurately record what is observed or heard in an oral tradition. We are moving between a spiritual race dwelling in nature and human beings. There is therefore a slightly greater degree of difficulty in translating.
All that same, I think as more and more individuals interact with undines there will develop a body of art, literature, and culture around the experience. And in particular some of the gifts of the undines will be received and passed on among us. This is my intention and this is also the intention of the undines.