Unancestral Voice

The third of the Burgeon books is divided into three parts: the first part introduces the Meggid (similar to a spiritual guide to Joseph Karo, a sixteenth-century Jewish rabbi, lawyer, and mystic) as a guide to Burgeon; Part Two details the conversation of a Roman Catholic, Buddhist, and Anthroposophist on such topics as the Fall and Christianity in relation to history and thought; and Part Three concludes the book with physics and consciousness as key points for consideration.

Once I was the ancestral voice of the Father-wisdom, the theosophia that spoke inarticulately through blood and instinct, but articulately through the sibyls, the prophets, the masters. But at the turning-point of time, by that central death and rebirth which was the transformation of transformations, by the open mystery of Golgotha, I was myself transformed. I am that anthroposophia who . . . is the voice of each one's mind speaking from the depths within himself. (The Meggid is speaking.)

The book narrates Burgeon's encounter with a "discarnate being," the Meggid, who brings him to see the evolution of consciousness in terms of the science of the spirit.

Owen Barfield's novel, Unancestral Voice, is a spiritual blueprint upon which the human soul can build its freedom and create its truth. Here, the evolution of consciousness reveals a divine activity underpinning the 'Great Work' of our spiritual development.

Written in the mid-twentieth century, its message today sounds forth with greater urgency, as humanity encounters increasing chaos at the dawn of the twenty-first - a disorder which seemingly threatens the very foundations of our civilisation. Barfield's work speaks directly to the modern human situation and creates an anchor for contemplation. Time becomes space, allowing the attentive reader a calm spiritual breath amidst today's all-consuming information overload.

— Simon Cade-Williams

ISBN: 978-0955958274.

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