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My first encounter with a spiritual being – a trip to Ganymede

Mike L
Experience submitted by Mike L

I had this experience while I was partaking in a group effort, shared by people taking Belsebuub’s courses, to astral project and travel to Ganymede, one of the moons of Jupiter.

This was a special experience for me, as it took place shortly after I had learned some of the more advanced techniques for self-knowledge, such as the elimination of the egos, which finally put me in a position where I could explore the psyche more substantially.

Most of my astral experiences have come from waking up in my dreams, as opposed to astral projecting directly from bed, and this one was no exception. In a dream, I realized that I was dreaming, and I immediately asked my Being to take me to Ganymede.

I took a leap into the air and visualized Ganymede, as accurately as I could given the images I had studied during the day.

At a certain point, I found myself floating in space towards Ganymede. It was getting bigger and bigger in my vision. But it was very hard for me to maintain my focus, and I began to see less and less clearly. My subconscious began to interfere with my vision and I even found myself underwater surrounded by bubbles (most likely these were subconscious images). I really didn’t want to lose the experience and I asked for a spiritual teaching.

Photo of Ganymede by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via Wiki Commons

Meeting a Spiritual Being

After asking for a teaching, things became crystal clear, and I felt myself being gently carried, almost by some sort of magnetic force, towards a small doorway. The doorway was decorated with a few strings with beads on them, acting as some makeshift curtains perhaps, and I was taken through the doorway and found myself standing in a small, candlelit room.

In front of me, there was a man, dressed in a nice shirt, sitting at a desk. He vaguely resembled a French teacher that I had back in the 10th grade and I felt very calm in his presence. He seemed very conscious and I sensed a genuine care and warmth that he felt towards me.

This was a rather new situation for me, but it somehow felt very natural. I’d never seen anyone else during an OBE before, but my intuition guided me to then ask if he was a Master (essentially a synonym for an Angel or Spiritual Being).

He confirmed that he was, and then told me his name.

As we communicated, our conversation seemed almost telepathic. I would speak to him, but I’m not even sure if I was speaking aloud: my speech was more like a clear thought, spoken in my head, directed to him.

When he responded, the response came about as a thought in my head (which still clearly came from him and had pauses in speech, voice inflections, etc.).

Although I recount this later and it sounds a little unusual, at the time I didn’t even notice that our communication was different to ordinary speaking.

Perhaps sensing that our time would be short, he “cut to the chase” so to speak and taught me: he made a very profound but brief statement, just about 4 words. It was paradoxical and symbolic in nature.

I asked him for a clarification on what he just said (I was not used to the “symbolic” language of the astral), and also asked him about an esoteric topic I was struggling to understand.

He responded directly to the esoteric question that I asked, even adding something to the response I did not anticipate, but which greatly enhanced my knowledge of the topic. And he rephrased the original symbolic statement into a slightly longer, but still deeply symbolic phrase.

Then I woke up in bed. I jotted down my experience in my dream diary, and was then faced with the dilemma of having to comprehend his teaching.

It took me a long time to develop an understanding because my approach to deciphering the message was heavily based in my mind, instead of listening to my intuition, and it had become quite difficult to separate the intuitive understanding from the thoughts.

An Ancient Text Shares the Same Message

About 4 or 5 years later, I did come across an ancient spiritual text that I had never read from or heard of at the time of my meeting the man on Ganymede, and within the text there was a passage with nearly identical wording to the symbolic teaching I had received.

It was an interesting discovery, to see that the teaching I was given was part of a wider and greater spiritual knowledge of the past.

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  • Amazing experience, thanks for sharing Mike, our group is trying to go there,
    your experience gives so much inspiration,thanks again.

  • Hi Mike. There are few things that you mentioned here that stood out to me but what I can relate to is the feeling of not quite understanding the teachings you received. It is amazing how things that we don’t initially understand are somehow revealed to us later on in our life…

  • It is incredible that such experiences are within reach to people. I remember looking at Jupiter through my telescope for the first time and remembering thinking ‘no way can I see the moons too!’ Orbiting there in the vast dark space quietly lit by the Sun.

    And yet astral exploration potentially allows so much more, actually experiencing such magic of flying out into space. Meeting spiritual beings. Receiving secret teachings.

    To the everyday person in the street though this might all just seem like something that ……”?” just doesn’t compute. This is one of those mysterious astonishments that ‘orbits’ back to me again and again of how spiritual realities are known about only through personal direct experience and you could be having a peanut butter sandwich just the same as the person next to you but the view and understanding of spiritual realities is completely different, and yet you can’t really proof things physically. It is quite peculiar.

    Thanks for sharing your quality astral experience Mike. It also reminds me of that atmosphere that can be created when people combine their focus, and everyone makes efforts etc. Something incredibly special and unique from the courses that Belsebuub ran.

    • It’s a double-edged sword, how knowing about spiritual realities requires experiencing them. On one hand, if everyone had these experiences, there’d be no debate and everyone would accept things like astral projection and the likes; but I guess these experiences must be earned so that they are valued, and not everyone is open enough or willing enough to acquire experience… And so many would read this and other experiences here and likely think “?”… what a shame.

      I loudly echo your comment on the unique group astral programs Belsebuub facilitated through his courses! Those programs were the source of many of my most precious astral experiences.

    • Very true. Sometimes I’m hit by that when walking where there are lots of people, or on a highway where you can see the lights stretching for miles. Just how fortunate I am to have a glimpse into this higher reality of life and how rare it is now to be remotely interested, and even if it exists in people, just how all consuming life today is.

  • Thanks for sharing that experience Mike. The encounter with the spiritual being on Ganymede must have been pretty profound in itself, but it’s amazing that you then later found a quotation that was very similar to the message you were given, despite never having come across that particular sacred text before.

  • What a lovely experience. The place you were taken sounds very nice to me, with beads over the doorway and a candlelit room. Simple but beautiful?

    It must have been so nice to be in front of that spiritual being, to feel his warmth and care for you. It makes me wonder if there are some spiritual beings that are watching us a bit more closely, looking after us, teaching us. I wonder if you felt you knew him?

    • Anne Linn, you’ve touched here on something I’ve pondered a lot since that experience…

      Why did that particular Being choose to help me? Did we have some sort of connection in the past?

      I wonder this more because after that teaching, without my expecting it at all, he appeared in one of my symbolic dreams maybe a year or so later, and he expressed a lot of concern for me then, too.

      I do sense that something connects us, as though part of his mission entailed him helping me as I discovered spirituality. I haven’t seen him in a very long time, but I hope I can meet him again and learn more about our relationship.

      • That sounds amazing Mike. To have such a caring and wise being look after your inner work in some way. I imagine it would be so nice to meet him again, hear what he has to say. Well I guess he’s only a thought away 🙂

      • Mike that’s very interesting. Have you tried praying to him again, contacting him in some way?

        I wonder too if we’re under the ‘administration’ of particular Masters. I believe in one talk Mark confirms that common saying that we all have a ‘guardian angel’, as well as a demon, assigned to us …

        Has anyone had a similar experience to Mike, with feeling connected to a particular Being, apart from Belsebuub?

        • I have tried, but perhaps not hard enough. I don’t think I have yet earned another meeting with him.

          I remember that talk now! Reading about the guardian angel made me smile. Then you mentioned the demon and I remembered, “oh yeah, that, too…”

  • This was a fun experience to read, Mike. I especially found “and was then faced with the dilemma of having to comprehend his teaching” pretty amusing. Here you are, after this amazing experience, probably really happy to have had such an interaction and then – oh, wait. What did all of that mean?? I appreciated also this being’s patience in teaching you, making sure you received the message in a way that you can sooner or later decipher on your own.

    I can relate to being prone to trying to work out an understanding with the mind versus following our intuition and those subtle hints that come through. Even after learning to not do this from past experiences, it’s still a hard habit to break. Congrats on having this experience in your arsenal. Very inspiring.

    • Yeah, it’s hard enough to get these experiences, but then there’s more work to be done in understanding them… hard to catch a break 😉

      His patience was amazing. I really got the sense of him being totally present – as though for him, time did not exist and he could explain things to me forever (if only I had that time).

      • I like the little detail that he reminded you of your French teacher. 😉

        The deciphering really is a challenge! And the emphasis on patience something that makes me determind to look at my lack of this virtue …

  • Sounds like a great experience Mike, thanks for sharing. I can imagine the experience itself would have left an impact, but later finding a similar teaching given in an ancient text must have been profound too.

    It’s amazing how vast and timeless spiritual knowledge is – like it’s this one ‘source’ which everyone, across eras and vast amounts of space can access.

  • What a fruitful night! 🙂 Thank you Mike for sharing all these inspiring details of your experiences. I find it amazing that you met this master/angel you never met before and that he told you his name. I also know what you mean by “he seemed very conscious” – there is just a certain unmistakable feeling around these beings, as if they could see right through you, while at the same time emanating love and wisdom.

    • Yeah, it was amazing to meet a being over there. The sad thing is that I only vaguely recall how to pronounce his name so I haven’t been able to try to call him in the astral.

      That “seeing right through you” feel is a good way to put it. It’s like he knew everything about me and exactly what to say and what I needed. If you think about what that sort of knowledge could afford, it could obviously be used in a malevolent manner if egos got in the way; his using the knowledge with such love and goodwill is a great illustration of how spirituality advanced he must have been and how different his psyche was from that of a “normal” individual on this planet.

      • Ahhh, that’s a real pity you forgot his name. 🙁 Still, I am sure you could attempt to call him by concentration or asking your Divine Mother to take you to him.
        It is also so beautiful and encouraging to read that this master has also helped you on another occasion in your dream.

        Thank you very much for sharing again!

  • Amazing experience thanks for sharing Mike I really enjoyed reading it, I understand what you mean about the communication being telepathic in the astral although strange it can just seem normal over there

  • This was quite uplifting to read Mike. How you were taken care of by spiritual forces/beings during the various phases of your experience – first being taken towards Ganymede, then being taken out of the subconscious water scenario, then the master responding to your questions and clarifying what they had just told you. And how this came about through your efforts of not giving up, asking for help, for a teaching, for clarification.

    I also really enjoyed your description of where you were – the doorway with the curtain, how the room was. Hearing descriptions of real places/beings in the astral plane always makes me feel magical.

    And of course how beautiful and special to find the same teaching in an ancient sacred text. When I had a similar experience, it gave me this feeling like I was connected to a bigger spiritual reality.

    Thanks a lot for sharing : )

    Thank you for sharing : )

    • I’ve also had this where something I experience myself connects in some way to certain ancient spiritual traditions on Earth. This can be very magical. At the same time connecting to something they were also connecting to, there’s a familiarity there in the shared inner experience. Which in a way makes those symbols and cultures not seem so distant anymore.

      • Indeed, Karim. And as Belsebuub has emphasized so much that to understand spiritual texts, we have to experience them – getting those teachings for ourselves, transforming ourselves, etc. The knowledge of the past can be part of our life in the present.

    • Yeah, it’s really very magical to discover a whole “world” out there, with its own buildings, places, and inhabitants. It does bring about a sense of connection to something higher.

  • Such an interesting experiencing Mike. When you described the telepathic way of communicating it made me kind of realise how communication transcends the limits of the physical 3D world when communicating in the astral plane or with beings from other planets, that other people have also shared in their experiences with ETs.

    I found reading your experience also highlighted to me how the telepathic nature of communication of the astral can communicate our thoughts and feelings to and off other people through that dimension, since as Belsebuub puts it we exist in a multi dimensional way, which is true from my experience of the astral plane at least.

    Thank you for sharing your very interesting experience.


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