Chapter Seven is entitled, The Secret Valley.
In his home, King receives a letter telling him to go to an address in Arizona. So he does, sensing instantly that the letter indicates that there is some higher purpose in store. When he gets to the address, a man answers the door, and after shaking hands, King realizes that this man is very strong with The Force. I mean, he is also a follower of The Light.
The man isn’t named, but since I don’t want to keep referring to him as “the man,” I’m going to call him Willie. Willie has an amazing story to tell. Here it is:
Some time ago, Willie’s son (I’m going to call him “Junior”) disappeared when he was only five years old. Willie and his wife (whom I will call “Wilma”) looked everywhere, and tried everything they could think of to find Junior, but alas, they never did. After a few years, Wilma had grown sick from worry, and died.
Wilma, at her request, was laid in a vault for five days, and then was set to be cremated. However, on the fifth day, her body disappeared. Willie was astonished and heartbroken. Some years later, Willie got a letter telling him to go to a certain spot in the desert, and there he would find his wife and son. He didn’t believe it, so Wilma called out to him with a magic Sonic Ray and told him she was fine. Willie still didn’t believe it, rather sensibly thinking he might have started to go crazy. So Wilma opened a magic tunnel using Light Rays and Skyped with him. This convinced Willie (who didn’t think that this was crazy in the least), and so he set out on a journey to find them.
He took three days to find the spot in the desert, and once there, he was met with a strange man in a shimmering suit. He is named Eriel. Eriel took him down into (yet another) massive and impressive underground cavern.
Seriously, Saint Germain guys, can’t you once have your holy dudes meet in a cloud city or a fairy forest or an island or something? The whole underground cavern thing is really getting old.
This underground cavern was at least as impressive as the others already described, given the number of pages and adjectives devoted to it, and also included an underground garden that grew every kind of fruit and vegetable known. Kind of like the underground “Genesis Cave” in the move Search For Spock.
There, Willie is given a shiny unitard to wear, which he puts on, and meets his wife and son. Turns out his wife didn’t die, but has Ascended. Also, he’s told that his son was kidnapped for ransom, but the kidnappers, who for some reason thought hiding out in the desert would be better than hiding out in a safe house or hotel or something, were so startled by Eriel that they died. Eriel then took Junior underground, and rather than giving him back to his parents, has been raising him in the Genesis Cave for all these years.
Willie is then told that in a past life he was the son of a past life of Eriel, and Eriel proceeds to lecture Willie about such things as Inner Light, The Law of The One, True Love, and other capitalized things. This is essentially a repeat of some things that have been expressed before, although the author has this annoying tendency to call them slightly different things in later retellings. This makes it really hard to keep score.
Since Willie is some kind of doubting reprobate, he’s told that he needs to take lessons, and stays in the caverns as a student for six weeks. During this training seminar, Willie is shown a massive underground stash of gold by Eriel.
After his training, Willie went home, and received King’s address from Eriel, and told to contact him.
The flashback being over, Willie introduces King to a Chinese guy with the unlikely name of Fun Wey, who at various times in their past lives has been their brother. They have dinner. I’m really not sure what role Fun Wey plays in all of this. Maybe he’s important in a future chapter.
After dinner, another Light Ray appears, and it’s Wilma Skyping in again, telling them that they should go out into the desert so they can party and hang out together, something to which they all agree.
They go, and all receive good and timely instruction from Eriel. The author goes on at some length about how harmful doubt is, and how other peoples’ doubt can affect you, and how you need to be careful about that sort of thing. King also says that he perfects the ability to use the Sound Ray and the Light Ray to send messages to people. Rather startlingly, he mentions that these things also have the power to annihilate time and space. Which, frankly, I think is a bad idea.
Eriel also states that King and King’s wife and son have been here before in past lives, and this sort of ties in with the Inca royal family, who had left their kingdom in disgust and went to the American Southwest.
King eventually goes home, and this ends the chapter.
Chapter eight is called God’s Omnipresent Power.
King has a business trip to a mine with a colleague, who is inspecting it to see if it should be purchased. The owner has died and his widow is putting it up for sale. When they get to the mine, King has a vision of the mine workers hitting a rich vein, but a spy for the colleague is there, and bribes the superintendent of the mine to keep it a secret until after he buys it.
During negotiations, the buyer brow-beats the widow into lowering her price. And not knowing what to do, King surrenders his will to the in-dwelling omnipresent God-Within who then takes over and demands that the buyer offer the widow more money.
The buyer doesn’t want to do this, and they begin arguing, at which point the God-Within reveals the buyer’s deception. So angry is the buyer at this, that he tries to hit King with his cane, but the God-Within zaps him in the face with a magic lightning bolt, and the guy collapses.
Later, God-Within forgives the buyer, and commands him to offer four times as much money to the widow as she originally asked for the sale, and the buyer agrees. Everyone rejoices and is quite happy, and King goes on to lecture them in the ways of God, True Love, and the Universal Supply, and they all listen and groove to his message.
The message isn’t any different than what’s been told before, except this: Electrons are God’s Light. They can be controlled by people who have enough True Love in their hearts, and are the fundamental building blocks of everything.
At this point, I’m giving the author a “D” on his particle physics test. Electrons are not fundamental building blocks. They are made up of smaller particles.
This is where the author asserts the Church really begins. With King as the preacher rather than the student.
King goes home, a job well done, and goes for a hike on Mount Shasta where he’s met by his cougar friend again. But the cougar is acting weird. All of a sudden, a mountain lion jumps out and attacks King, but the cougar interferes and they have a huge battle, which ultimately kills both of them.
King is sad at the loss of his animal friend, but Saint Germain pops in and explains that everything is okay. The animal was changed and made into a higher form of being through his contact with King, and so the Universal Cosmic Law demands that the animal pay him back. So the animal sacrificed its life for King. For some reason, King finds this comforting.
A few days later, King is up on the mountain again, and this time he’s met on the trail by an old man. The old man looks tired and thirsty, and so King pulls out a flask to offer him water, but to his surprise, the flask transmutes into a crystal cup, and is filled with sparkly magic water. When the old man sees this, he cries out in happiness.
You see, the old man has been looking for King for 50 years. The old man tells a story about how his father and mother died, they were British mining mavens who owned property in India and South Africa, and he inherited their wealth. A wise man who was in his father’s employ convinced him to go on a journey for the “Man with the Crystal Cup” who he’d meet in North America on a mountain. So he’s been visiting mountains and looking for King.
King isn’t sure what to do about this, but suddenly he surrenders himself to the God-Within again, and God-Within gives the old man another drink, this time filled with a glowing liquid. The man drinks it, and then ascends to heaven.
Saint Germain pops back in and explains that this is King’s job. To preach to people and help them ascend to heaven. King then walks home, because for some reason Saint Germain decides not to teleport King like he usually does.
The last chapter, chapter nine, is called Venus Visits the Royal Teton.
And since I know what “Teton” means in Spanish, this title makes me giggle like a schoolboy.
So, King, his wife, and his son are invited to a massive New Year’s party by Saint Germain. They leave their bodies and travel to Royal Teton again, and are met by members of The Great White Brotherhood, and another ascended master named Lanto.
The party is a smashing success, and the food and music are literally not to be believed. Then, at one point during the festivities, the Cosmic Mirror that can look anywhere and see anything, is focused on Venus. And, out of the mirror jump twelve cosmic beings from Venus, who’ve come to Earth to party. And to conduct an experiment, the likes of which have not been tried for seventy thousand years.
In the experiment, King, his wife, and his son are re-merged with the mummified remains of their bodies from the Saharan civilization. I’m not really clear what this actually means, or what the significance is, but everybody is really excited by the resounding success. Then they all start to play music on instruments made out of pearls, even though they didn’t previously know how to do that, because, well, magic.
The Cosmic Mirror then shows scenes from the civilization on Venus, and how amazingly awesome and advanced it is, and how much closer Venutians are to God-Within than we are, and everybody thinks that’s pretty cool.
The last pages of the book are Saint Germain and Lanto lecturing the party-goers about the Supreme One-Ness of God, and how America is the Most Blessed Nation, and how very soon we’ll be in a Golden Crystal Age of being awesome, and how the main guy bringing us into that age will be Godré Ray King.
Of course, he’s dead now, so … I’m not sure what their dogma says about that.
In the back of the book is an interesting list of other books I can buy, or books I could have bought in 1939, and their prices. The “I Am” Decree Booklet could be purchased, postage paid, for sixty five cents. This book would have set me back two dollars and seventy five cents. Ah, how the times have changed.
I still have to read two more books, unless I can convince them otherwise, but I’m not planning to review them in-depth like I did this one. It was a much more tiring experience than I thought it was going to be, and not one I’m really all that willing to repeat.
Depending on what I find, I might post summaries or vignettes, though. I think the second book is more “historical” stuff about the author’s adventures in becoming a messiah, and the third might be more about the tenets of the religion itself.