"This book goes out into the world of matter with the blessing of the world of spirit. I pray that each whom it reaches may have his eyes opened and his soul touched, for until the soul is quickened and is aware of the higher, deeper, nobler and greater things of life, the individual is living in a mist"
One day, some years back, I saw a book sitting there, which my dear mother had bought. It stared at me with it's attractive purple front cover, and a portrait of a native Indian on it. Not really one for reading books, however, my attention was drawn and I picked it up for the sake of me having nothing else to do. At that time in my life, being only 17 or so, I had many questions and thoughts in my mind, about what exactly life is supposed to be about. I opened the book to any old page and began reading. I became so interested in what was contained within, that I read the whole thing, and I set out to find the others in the series too. The book gave me an interesting insight into many aspects of life. If you seek true knowledge then you will be provided with a great richness of it when reading this book, or any SB books for that matter.
This "Teachings of Silver Birch" book, is the first one of all, and was first printed in 1938! Old you may think? Well, the knowledge is that great that it still very much applies to today's world, and it will for a great time to come. Silver Birch is a highly evolved entity from the other side, or "spirit world", who spoke through his instrument (the medium, Maurice Barbanell) during seances that were held at the meditation circle of Hannen Swaffer. Each time the spirit came through to deliver it's messages, everything that was said was written down by a journalist, and that is how these books were formed. They also recorded audio of it too.
When you begin to read the passages within, you will realise that they are not the work of any human being...page after page is filled with such a great wisdom, you will feel it. Silver Birch speaks in a certain way... It is easy to read, as he speaks with a certain simplicity, but with that, he is covering some very complicated things, and in the flowing of his words, there is such a divine eloquence. I truly cannot tell you enough how much wisdom and love shines from him.
In this book SB covers topics about: God, Evolution, Spirit Guides, Universal law and the laws of Cause and Effect (commonly known as Karma), Healing, Prayer, Creeds versus Truth, Religion, Spirit Communication, what occurs in Sleep, Life in the Beyond, Reincarnation, Spiritual Gifts and many more. There is also a chapter where he has a debate with a Minister. In nearly every chapter, there is questions that circle members asked, and the answers which Silver Birch gave.
No matter who you are, or where you're from, religious or not, this book is well worth reading. It appeals only to Reason, it is up to you to determine what you will take on board and what you will discard. When I first read it, I found some concepts to be quite difficult, and a little hard to grasp, and still do. However, after reading the book a couple more times, I feel I have a gained a greater understanding of what Silver Birch speaks...and let me tell you, I have never read anything like it...
If the whole world read and UNDERSTOOD the knowledge SB speaks, no doubt, it would be a much better place. It is a great shame that so many judge this sort of thing the wrong way, calling it the work of the devil and other such rediculous things. Or they look for this information in all the wrong places, or just simply write it off. Believe me, once you have read this, you will feel that you are blessed to have come upon such a great source of knowledge, wisdom and understanding.
I recommend reading this book first, before any other SB books, but it really doesn't matter if you don't read it first. These books can be difficult to find, but if you search well, you will get them, and for a reasonable price. Some sellers are asking rather high prices for the books, and I don't recommend paying anything obsurd unless you really can afford it. A good source to try is internet auction site Ebay. You can keep checking by for listings there. Or, the UK Amazon site may have them at better prices, as the books do come from England. If you do a google search, you may be able to find the actual website of the publisher, Spiritual Truth Press/Silver Birch Publishing and get them direct. I have tried to put up their address in this review, but Amazon keeps editing it out. Lastly, there is your good old 2nd hand book stores. I have found some digging around in these places. I really hope you can locate yourselves something. Many Thanks for taking the time to read my review.