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Unprogressed Human Spirits – What are They Like

Dysfunctional_Family-1The Reverend G. Vale Owen, who is the author of the Life Beyond the Veil, a compilation of four books, all dictated to him by spirits, including his mother, also wrote another book. It is called Paul and Albert, and it was sent to him by a team of spirits. The spirit who was responsible for communicating directly with Vale Owen was called Kathleen.

Paul and Albert is a short book, which covers the decent and subsequent ascent of Paul in the Lower Zone. In the book, there was an interesting interlude, where Kathleen talked about unprogressed human spirits. I thought this may explain the characteristics of some of the people around us.

We first notice the relatively immature human spirit in a church. It is in the Lower Zone and it is aumbral place for suffering souls to go to hear positive messages so they can find their way out and into a better place. Spirits from higher levels will materialize in the church and talk to the souls gathered there.

The spirit giving the sermon, opens the talk and then he starts to delineate what he wants the assembly to understand:

 “Meanwhile, I have a few rather interesting things to show you. I brought them with me for that purpose, so that you would be able to picture for yourselves, to a certain degree, what life is like there.

I can assure you it is well worth working for, very well worth it. Even just a short journey from the Gate the people have houses like this and, mark you, many of those people have come, not direct from earth life, but from this land where you now live. This is not a very happy country to live in is it? Ah well, never mind that; live in the future and you will soon be able to go yonder and, after a time, to come back and help your mates whom you have left behind.

‘Now, isn’t that worth a bit of patience and endeavor?’

‘Yes, it is!’ shouted out a man in the congregation.

‘Damn well worth it, too!’ added another, more enthusiastic.”[1]

While many in the Lower Zones were well-educated souls while they lived in their physical bodies, they drifted to this place because of a lack of spirituality and they didn’t treat their fellow human beings with love and honesty. They were primarily selfish and materialistic.

The talk about houses was attractive to the congregation, because the dwellings in the Lower Zone are usually ramshackle affairs, with exceptions. Even worse, the light is constantly dim and vegetation is primitive and lacking in color.

Kathleen provides a description of the enthusiastic speaker, she explains about a certain type of soul who has gravitated to the Lower Zone:

“The man who had created this diversion was a horse breeder in a large way in the earth life, a man of great wealth. To see him now his friends of those old days would have been somewhat surprised. He turned about and surveyed the audience with a smile and the attitude of a pleased schoolboy.

Then he sat down well contented. He was of a nature unprogressed rather than malicious – a low type of the human species. There are many such. They do not descend to the lower hells on leaving earth. They just go to their own place; which is where we have seen him, on the borderline between light and shadow.

Here they are unhappy for a time, but the same lack of spiritual conception which places them there acts also as a counter-irritant. They soon begin to adjust themselves to their environment, and find more or less of ease because it is in sympathy with their own character. So long as there is no active hatred, or other wickedness in their hearts, they make progress, slowly but steadily, and in that find satisfaction.

They are incapable of any great good or any great evil. They are, of course, of higher intelligence and spiritual content than even the highest of the animals; but they are among the least developed of humankind.”[2]

We all have been at that level. We all had to start somewhere. Even less progressed spirits reside in a primitive planet. A planet, like earth was thousands of years before Christ, where humans lived to eat and take what they could, with little or no moral compunction whatsoever.

The type of humans described above, are those souls who are recent arrivals to the earth. They have cavemenbeen promoted from a primitive world to a planet of atonement. Earth graduated from a primitive planet, to where it is now, where spirits learn how to become civilized beings in the spirit world. Hence, this is why our incarnations on earth are referenced as training or a class.

As a collective, all or most all, beings on earth today are relatively immature, in the spirit sense of maturity. We still harm each other, we take advantage of each other, and we dismiss anyone who can’t be of use to us without regret. Some of us are beginning to learn how to love and care for all equally, but most are on the level where at least we are learning to not actively injure our fellow beings.

Some are more advanced than others. Some will progress up the ladder at a rapid pace and some will slowly climb upwards. We are a hodgepodge people on this blue orb. This is why it is incumbent on those more progressive to steer the less mature spirits on the correct path. Not to order and direct BookCover-Reincarnationthem like little children, but to provide a structure where they can make informed free-will choices and understand the consequences of mistaken actions.

If you wish to learn more about the cycle of spirit – physical self – spirit again, and what this means to your growth as a spirit, please read my book, The Case for Reincarnation – Your Path to Perfection.



Brian Foster has a BSCS degree and a MBA. He has worked in R&D for medical device corporations and in IT for large financial institutions. Brian Foster has a blog at www.nwspiritism.com.

Works Cited

Owen, R. G. (2012). The Life Beyond the Veil. Pahrump, NV: Square Circles Publishing.

Vale Owen, G. (1924). Paul and Albert. London: The Greater World Christian Spiritualist Association.


[1] Owen, R. G., Paul and Albert, The Greater World Christian Spiritualist Association, p. 52

[2] Owen, R. G., Paul and Albert, The Greater World Christian Spiritualist Association, pp. 56-57

How long have some souls stayed in the Lower Zone (Umbral)?

libertação-3dIn the book Liberation, dictated by Andre Luiz and psychographed by Francisco (Chico) C. Xavier, there is a discussion of the spirits who inhabit the Lower Zone and why are they there. Andre Luiz’s team leader talks about the types that stay in the Lower Zone for a very long time.

“If persecutors that are invisible to earthly eyes form groups for the systematic worship of rebelliousness and selfishness, incarnate humans – masters of valuable patrimonies of sanctifying knowledge – ensure their disgraceful work by continually running from their divine duties as God’s helpers in the area of service where they find themselves, feeding a ruinous alliance. Thus, sharing the results of destructive indifference or condemnable action, they both reciprocally torment and agitate each other like wild animals that devour one another in the jungle of life.” [Liberation, 2013, p. 36]

Thus, as groups of errant spirits form and draw in humans, they reinforce each others bad behavior. Therefore, delaying the time when they finally open their eyes and begin to pursue the light.

Now comes the startling figure.

“Consequently, they spend centuries yoked to one another, bound to lamentable illusionsslaves and evil purposes, causing themselves extreme disturbances, since the inheritance of heaven is completely unreachable for all those who scorn the divine seeds they carry with them. There are millions of human souls that have not yet left the surface of the planet, not even after more than ten thousand years. They die in the dense body and are reborn in it, just like trees that sprout over and over again because they are deeply rooted in the ground.” [Liberation, 2013, p. 36]

Over 10,000 years! All in the Lower Zone. When I write about multiple lives, I usually say centuries, to not scare people about the effort it must take to really learn the lessons we know to be true. But, over 10,000 years, means at least one hundred lifetimes, if you take an average of 100 years between reincarnations.

This means there are spirits, who started out as some primitive tribesman (since there wasn’t much else ten thousand years ago) and are still committed to their detrimental lifestyle and tied to the earth.

If you would like to learn more about Spiritism, please read my book 51 Disclosures from Spiritism – The 3rd Revelation.

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