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You are probably wondering why we are talking about elves when it’s only September! The reason is our new holiday contest. You could win one of several Astara gift certificates by bringing in the most sales from our “Holiday Items” selection on page 13.

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:

Approach your friends and family and show them the beautiful selection of items. While you are helping Astara, you will be helping your friends and family do their holiday shopping. You might even find something that you want to order for yourself. Use the order form on page 14, and note all the items ordered from each friend or family member that helps to sponsor you on this contest. Send it off to us along with payment and we will play Santa’s helpers. You will receive your gift ship- ment in plenty of time to distribute to your friends and family. And if you are one of the top selling elves, you will receive a special holiday present from us. First place will receive a $100 Astara gift certificate; second, a $75 certifi- cate; and third, a $50 certificate. Due to shipping costs only Astar- ians can enter this contest. The final date for all eli- gible orders is November 15th.

The final date for all eli- gible orders is November 15th. ANOTHER YEAR OF WONDERFUL SUPPORT

ANOTHER YEAR OF WONDERFUL SUPPORT

A Sincere Thanks to Our Members

At the time of this article, your Annual Fundraiser contributions are still rolling in. I thought it would be beneficial for Astarians to see just what type of services your donations provide. Of

course, weoccasionally have requests to allocate funds to specific areas of operations, but for funds received with no designation, the following graph illustrates the operational area the monies are needed most and used, by percentage. Some examples of costs within each area can be presented. For instance, Program Services includes but is not limited to, order fulfillment — packaging, supplies, church services, travel costs and special event expenditures. Education & Publishing is comprised of book and Lesson printing, new releases, The Voice newsletter and general product purchases. Administration primarily consists of rents and leases, insurance premiums and professional fees, to name a few. Salaries are apportioned across the three areas.

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As you can see, every penny we raise here at Astara is put to good use. On behalf of the organization, a heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you.

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2 The Voice of Astara September 2009 [In the many decades of Earlyne’s teachings there is
2 The Voice of Astara September 2009 [In the many decades of Earlyne’s teachings there is
2 The Voice of Astara September 2009 [In the many decades of Earlyne’s teachings there is

[In the many decades of Earlyne’s teachings there is a wealth of material we continue to share.]

Is it true that Jesus actually survived the crucifixion and returned to the Near East and India for many years until he died of old age?

I do not believe that Jesus actually “survived” the crucifixion. I do believe he went to Egypt, Greece and the Mystery Schools before his death during the years between twelve and thirty-three. I believe he was initiated into the Mysteries, which further enhanced his spiritual powers. I also believe that before the Master came to Earth, he knew his primary mission was to so spiritualize his mortal body as to be beyond destruction, and his purpose was to demonstrate to all his future disciples that he could raise it again after it had been crucified, thus proving that his body was not subject to physical death as we know it. His resurrection also symbolized the truth of reincarnation. He was crucified on the cross, but he did not “die” on the cross, as we know death. Perhaps he was actually in a state of suspended animation, if you will, until his body could be entombed, symbolizing the usual death. His spirit departed from his body, but the silver cord did not break, and while entombed, he was able to trans- mute the physical atoms of his body into etheric atoms and ascend into the higher planes of life. He is capable of appearing on any plane, the physical as well as any of the higher planes. So we of Earth could very well “see” him through a psychic or spiritual contact — if he so chooses.

a psychic or spiritual contact — if he so chooses. [Besides being an editor for the

[Besides being an editor for the publication, Golden Rays, published by The Library of the Spiritualist Episcopal Church in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Robert also wrote for the periodical. Here are some of his articles published in July 1947 issues.]

There is one great person you all should meet some time, and

There is one great person you all should meet some time, and that is your Self

that is your Self — the hardest person ever to meet. We all want to understand the others, don’t we? When you learn to understand yourself, you learn to know everyone else. And yet it somehow always seems easier to study our friends than to study ourselves, doesn’t it? The basic thought to start with in all teaching of social values, whether it be with children or with adults who seek the truth, is self-acquaintance. To understand human nature, it is not necessary to acquaint yourself with all of society. Instead, study yourself impersonally. Direct your thoughts to the discovery of the inner workings of your own mind and emotions. Dig deep within until you thoroughly know yourself, and then you will be able to understand and get along with everyone else. But be as honest with yourself as you would be with others.

Jesus said, “If you are not gathering the precious grain you are throwing it away.” Humans are on earth to gain the goodness of life through experience. They are made selfish because they throw away the grain of goodness in every experience. The thresher comes, and flails life, releasing the grain from the chaff. It is your duty, then, to fan the chaff into the past, and store the grain for tomorrow. Remember that every day’s experience bears grain to feed your life. If you are starving it is only the fault of your own unwillingness to do your part.

is only the fault of your own unwillingness to do your part. [Sita Earlyne Chaney (1956-2008)
is only the fault of your own unwillingness to do your part. [Sita Earlyne Chaney (1956-2008)
is only the fault of your own unwillingness to do your part. [Sita Earlyne Chaney (1956-2008)
is only the fault of your own unwillingness to do your part. [Sita Earlyne Chaney (1956-2008)

[Sita Earlyne Chaney (1956-2008) was the only child of Astara’s founders, Earlyne and Robert Chaney. She contributed to The Voice in one way or another since the day she was born. Here is an excerpt from her book, Long Night’s Journey Into Dawn — Ease Your Pain.]

The next message I received was something similar to a famous line from a classic movie. The movie I’m talking about is Key Largo, starring Lauren Becall and Humphrey Bogart. And, this time my wonderful guardian angels and Master Teachers changed a word or two on me so that I would know for sure it was a message from above.

I was simply thinking about working as hard as

I could to improve my walking, and to get my

equilibrium back. Suddenly, into my mind came an image of wonderful Lauren Becall heading to the doorway, and turning around at the open door. Calling back to Humphrey Bogart, she said the famous line:

“You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” The actual line that I received from heaven

was:

“You know how to walk, don’t you Sita? Just put your legs together and walk.” The message, of course, conveys both the simplicity of the goal that I was trying to reach and, the difficulty. Easier said than done, as they say. It reminded me of something that Jesus said in one of the scriptures where’s he’s working on healing people. When Jesus put his hand out to a crippled man he said, “Pick up thy bed and walk.” Now, giving someone the power to walk is absolutely miraculous, of course. But also saying, “Pick up thy bed” to me refers to a great deal of the healing process that you have to go through. It’s not simply that suddenly everything is back to normal, and off you go dancing down the street. “Pick up thy bed” — how difficult could that have been for someone, especially at that time? Just think, if today some Master Teacher said that to you. Imagine if you had to somehow tuck your mattress under your arm to walk down the street. It’s awfully hard, but somehow you’re channeled the wonderful, diving healing energy to enable you to do just that. You have to do your own part of it. You have to pick up thy bed, and learn how to walk once again. Again, I received the message that they’re up there doing everything they can to help me. They reminded me that I know how to walk. I had it in me. They were sending healing energy down to

they can to help me. They reminded me that I know how to walk. I had

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“My husband, Charles, studied your Lessons very loyally. We were able to at- tend one seminar. I played the Bardo tape while he was making his transition. Now I’m 87 and planning ahead. Recently I played the Bardo tape [now available on CD] — it has faded. Is it possible to get a fresher one? I will appreciate it. I have shared Earlyne’s Mystery of Death and Dying. It is so beautiful.” — H.S.

“Thank you [Steve] for the handwrit- ten notes from you on Astara letters. It means a lot! You rock!” — K.M.

“Words cannot express how I feel about Astara. I have learned much wisdom and knowledge from the books — the Les- sons from Astara. Thank you, Robert, Ear- lyne and Sita for all your hard work. The day I heard of Sita’s transition, I felt like part of me was gone. I loved reading her column. She was so beloved and thank you all at Astara for your hard work.” — R.U.

“I joined the Astara Ambassador pro- gram in May of 2007 through our beloved Sita Earlyne Chaney. I [am continuing] to do my best in helping Astara’s Light to guide those who seek spiritual guidance during these very troubled times. Astara has been a great source of Light to me since the early 1970s. May it prove to be a great source of Light to other seekers on the path of spiritual enlightenment as well.” — J.D.

on the path of spiritual enlightenment as well.” — J.D. me. I had to put my
on the path of spiritual enlightenment as well.” — J.D. me. I had to put my

me. I had to put my legs together and walk to the nearest physical therapist’s place, and do all that I could to get my equilibrium back. Sounds simple, dear reader? Believe me, it is not. But, we all have the ability within us to walk further down our spiritual paths, no matter what’s in our way. Put your mind to it, dear reader. Put your heart to it, whatever your goal may be. You can do it. Just put your mind and heart together, your consciousness, and your spirit. Walk. You will have divine guidance every step of the way, from Jesus, from Mother Mary, from Buddha, from Moses, from the Goddess- Priestess Isis, from many who are up there attempting to guide you along.

from many who are up there attempting to guide you along. B eginning of a S

Beginning of a Sentient Life

In September Earth’s movement speaks to us softly in one twenty-four hour period as the light of day and the dark of night are twinned in time. Through the Book of Dzyan, this Lesson reminds us that Earth is a living, moving entity, and as such begged for us, longed us into being through putting much effort into meeting the requirements for the life of us. Earth chose to be the world of manifestation needed for our Return. In this season of balance and the slow turn inward, let us love as much in return.

STANZA ONE — Beginning of a Sentient Life

Verse 1 — The Lha which turns the fourth (Earth) is servant to the Lha(s) of the seven (the Planetary Spirits, they who revolve, driving their chariots around their Lord, the one-eye (Loka Chakshub) of our world. His breath gave life to the seven (gives light to the planets). It gave life to the first.) “They are all Dragons of Wisdom.”

We have now come to the point in evolution which involves the taking of the components of matter and arranging them into forms. That structure can take the form of anything — a sun,

a planet or a human being. In this first Stanza, we are talking about form taking the structure of the Sun, the Earth and all other planets — a solar system. This Stanza refers to the Lha — or Spirit — which turns our planet. We pause here to re- member that the Earth is a living entity — a breathing, evolving organism and, therefore, has

a spirit. The spirit ensouling our planet is called the Lha. The Lhas are spirits of the highest

spheres. The shining establishment in Tibet is called Lhassa, meaning the dwelling place of a god, the residence of the Dalai Lhama. The title of Lha is often given in Tibet to some Narjals

— saints or yogi Masters — who have attained supreme occult powers. So this Stanza begins by saying that the Lha or spirit which turns our planet is servant to

the spirit of the seven. This indicates that our Earth is not as old as some of the other planets.

It is subservient to the spirit of the other seven. “They who revolve” refers to the planets driving their chariots around their Divine Being

— the one eye of our world, the sun. His breath — the sun’s rays — gave life to the seven — the

seven planets. “It gave life to the first. They are all Dragons of Wisdom.” In other words, they

are all suns within themselves. They are all alive with lights unto themselves or with planetary beings involved in supervising their evolution. This could also imply there is a sun at the cen-

ter core of our Earth. But the principal point of Stanza One is to indicate that our Earth planet — which is

fourth in the chain — is subservient to the chief spirit, or god, of the seven planetary spirits —

is subservient to the Sun. The Sun, as with all globes, has seven offspring — or Great Angels

before the Throne; seven Beings who dwell in the Sun itself and direct the progress of the solar

system from their central kingdom.

Send

thy sons to people this wheel (Earth). Thou has sent they seven sons to the Lord of wisdom. Seven times doth he see thee nearer to himself; seven times more doth he feel thee. Thou has forbidden they servants, the small rings, to catch thy light and heat, they great Bounty to inter- cept on its passage. Send now to they servant the same.”

The Earth is complaining to the Sun, Lord of the Shining Face, that her house is empty

and imploring the Sun to send her seven great Beings to start a lifewave to people the wheel.

— the planet. Earth is cosmically declaring that it is now prepared and ready to support life. Earth complains, “Thou has send seven sons to the Lord of Wisdom. Why not to me!” [Seventh Degree, Lesson 9, page 18]

Verse 2 — Said the Earth; “Lord of the Shining Face (the Sun) my house is empty

[Seventh Degree, Lesson 9, page 18] Verse 2 — Said the Earth; “Lord of the Shining

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6 The Voice of Astara September 2009 Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) offers convenience and savings to
6 The Voice of Astara September 2009 Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) offers convenience and savings to
6 The Voice of Astara September 2009 Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) offers convenience and savings to

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) offers convenience and savings to members while improving efficiency and reducing operating costs here at Astara. Since Astara is member supported, Automatic Account Transfer is a way you can help ensure that more of your support goes directly into Astara’s work. Here’s how it works:

a monthly tax

If you wish to receive Lessons automatically each month, or make

deductible contribution, or both, start by checking “Electronic Funds Transfer” on your donation and/or Lesson order form. Then be sure to note on the form the amount and date of the monthly transaction. Send the form to us in the mail with a voided check from your bank account or your debit or credit card number and expiration date. On receipt of this information you will be sent a form for your signature verifying the date and amount and authorizing a monthly transfer of funds. Once this signed form has been sent to our office, the amount you’ve selected will be electronically transferred from your account on the date you’ve determined is best for you. And you can rest assured knowing this arrangement can be adjusted or suspended simply by notifying Astara of your wishes. With EFT, you not only save time and money on postage, stamps and check fees, you know that your set of Degree Lessons will arrive at about the same time each month, or that your tax-deductible donation will automatically help offset a monthly expense here at Astara. EFT really does benefit everyone who takes part in it.

EFT really does benefit everyone who takes part in it. If you’re planning to move in

If you’re planning to move in the near future, let us know

way, you won’t

your new address as soon as possible. That

miss a single issue of The Voice of Astara.

Just send us your new address along with your old

address. (Clip the mailing label off an

old Voice if you

wish.) Name changes should be handled in the same manner. If you are sending in a Lesson order, be sure to fill out your former name and/ or address in the item description area of the form on page 7. This will help us to process your Lesson order quickly. If you prefer the convenience of the Internet you can use the address change form on our website. Remember, depending on when we receive your notice, it could take 6-8 weeks for any change to take effect.

it could take 6-8 weeks for any change to take effect. You can also change your

You can also change your email address on the same form in our website. We will update your member record.

same form in our website. We will update your member record. Involvement with others in Astara’s

Involvement with others in Astara’s studies, whether it be one-on-one or with many, is a good idea for the following reasons: First, it is a way of bringing the Degree Lessons and other material to life through interaction with other members. And, since study groups are made up of Astarians, they also provide opportunities to meet with others on a similar path. In addition, we often learn so much through sharing our experiences and energies. Remember, too, that enjoyment is often a mutually rewarding aid to learning, and study groups provide a perfect vehicle for having fun while growing as an individual and as a group! Astara has developed and maintains a database of both study groups and members wishing to become part a group. If you would like to find out if there are other Astarians living near you who either belong to an existing group or would like to form or join a new group, you may request a listing of names and contact information. If by contacting us you find there are no existing groups or Astarians listed in your area, you can choose to form an Astara Study Group made up of people you feel would benefit through membership in Astara and study of the Degree Lessons. If you would like to host or attend a regular study group please check the appropriate box on the order form on page 7 and either call, email, or send the information via postal mail to Astara. This way you can meet other Astarians or they can contact you with loca- tions and times for when you can get together.

with loca- tions and times for when you can get together. “I had called or written

“I had called or written (can’t remember which) that my feet were in so much pain that I looked forward to walking, dancing, and running pain free. I now have been pain free for a year. Someone from Astara had also called my house-mate to check on me and give me some suggestions as to what I could do. It was a confirmation of what a couple other health (additional care) persons had suggested. I dance, walk, run now. I am grateful for whomever prayed and especially touched with the caring phone call. I wish I had been home to know who to thank. I always feel the uplifting, enhancing spirit in Astara’s newsletters, especially Earlyne’s Satsang article and Robert’s Insights.” — T.H.

“Thank you for the 10th Anniversary

Card, but your records are way off

introduced to Astara back in the mid 1970’s. A

friend invited me to a seminar and Fire Initiation Ceremony held by Dr. Earlyne Chaney at a small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I joined Astara, studied the Degree Lessons

and have been blessed with help from fellow Astarians. “My son was killed in an auto accident in 1969 — Earlyne talked with me during that weekend about my son, giving me a greater understanding of ‘life after life.’ Her empathy helped heal a great void in my heart. “Then my husband suffered a heart attack in the late 70s — prayers from Astarians gave me comfort and helped his progress. Later, in the 1980s, he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. I called on Astara to pray for us then. Through the surgery, x-ray therapy, and chemo, he never experienced pain, nausea or seizures. He died quietly at home a year and a half after the diagnosis. “When my daughter decided to have a child by donor insemination, the results proved

I was first

disappointing. I finally sent a healing petition and shortly after that she became pregnant and delivered a lovely baby girl who is now 13 and

a delightful young lady.

“So it’s almost forty years that I’ve been

a member of Astara’s family

thanks to you all.” — M.U.

sorry for the mix up on your

Anniversary date. When we changed over to the new database system many of our members start dates were lost. ] [To all our members: If you get a letter from Astara and any information, whether it be your name, address, or even your anniversary date,

My love and

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This program is a wonderful way for our members to actively aid some- one else’s journey of spiritual self discovery. When you reach out to others in this special way, you are personally elevated by the light that reaches the new seeker. Your willingness to share the spiritual wisdom available through Astara can open unimaginable portals of light and truth for another, which ultimately elevates us all. This program is part of the great synchronicity of our upward spiral of evolving souls and I strongly recommend it to you.

spiral of evolving souls and I strongly recommend it to you. These Sacred Observances are unlike

These Sacred Observances are unlike any others Astara presents — they were created for you to conduct at home. A few years ago, Dr. Sita Chaney felt a Divine influence telling her that these ceremonies would benefit allAstarians — particularly those living far from Astara’s Center — to help feel a connection with Astara and utilize the powerful energies available around the solstices and equinoxes. A special ceremony is conducted by Astara’s teachers during which this spiritual energy is specifically channeled to selected objects. These particular items were selected by Sita before she made her transition last Summer. If you wish to conduct your own ceremony, these blessed objects will be sent at your request. Just complete the form on page 7 and a beautiful butterfly holder and candle, as well as the proverb which inspired these items, will be mailed off to you. You are also sent suggestions for conducting your own personal ceremony. Take advantage of this unique service to complete the circle and connect with both the Divine Source of Life and those of us at Astara.

of this unique service to complete the circle and connect with both the Divine Source of

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Each day, sit in meditation for a few moments, visualizing yourself in an aura of White Light. If you wish, repeat the Astarian Affirmation which you will find on the other side.

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On the other side of this Petition write clearly and briefly the nature of your needs.

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Meditate on Light surrounding your request for a few moments. Allow the Light and needs to become one.

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Repeat the invocation and visualization which you will find on the other side.

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Send in the Petition.

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Recognizing the diversity of spiritual celebrations around the planet.

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 

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Ecclesiastical Year begins

Orthodox Christian

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Nativity of Mary — Christian

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Elevation of the Life Giving Cross

Christian

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Lailat al Kadr * ** — Islam

19-20 Rosh Hashanah * — Jewish 19-27 Navaratri ** — Hindu

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Eid al Fitr (Ramadan ends) * ** — Islam

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Autumnal Equinox Mabon * — Wicca (No. Hem.) Ostara * — Wicca (So. Hem.)

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Yom Kippur * — Jewish

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Dasera ** — Hindu

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before this date. Local customs may vary this date.

** before this date. Local customs may vary this date. Lailat al Kadr Lailat al Kadr
** before this date. Local customs may vary this date. Lailat al Kadr Lailat al Kadr

Lailat al Kadr

Lailat al Kadr (also spelled Laylat al- Qadr and Shab-e-Qadr), means the “Night of Destiny” or the “Divine Decree,” and marks the anniversary of the night in which the Qur’an was first communicated in its entirety to Muhammad. Muslims believe that on this day angels came to earth and Gabriel revealed the decrees of God. Some refer to it as Night of Power. The date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. Although this year lists the date as September 16, this is not confirmed since no one truly remembers exactly which night it was. Muslims look for unusual signs on the last ten nights of Ramadhan.

look for unusual signs on the last ten nights of Ramadhan. Rev. Deborah Ann Bourbon, R.N.

Rev. Deborah Ann Bourbon, R.N.

last ten nights of Ramadhan. Rev. Deborah Ann Bourbon, R.N. In the Spring and Autumn of

In the Spring and Autumn of the year we are afforded a great opportunity to share a minor miracle with children (or the child within us) as we acknowledge the Equinoxes. The moment of the Equinox is like the pause between an in-breath and an out-breath, the silent steady state when we are held between the two. These are times of great balance. Our world is so balanced at the exact time of the Equinox that a raw egg can be balanced on end (bigger end down and little end up, please). Not two or three minutes before or two or three minutes after, but at that exact time, the raw egg stands balanced. Much can be said about that balanced egg as a metaphor for us and for our lives, as we can share with wide-eyed children, or doubting friends, watching this apparent miracle. Timing is everything. To be prepared for the proper timing, to be in the correct place at the correct time, to be aware of our surroundings and to seize the moment, are all important insights illustrated by the balanced egg. Here are some more insights to reflect upon: to be open to the improbable; to realize that the daily paradigm can be shifted (and is being shifted) in sometimes very unnoticeable but important ways; or that there is order in our world, that all is being held in balance. The Equinoxes are truly the shifting points of two great tides, in Spring welcoming in a period of growth, activity and abundance; in the Autumn ushering in a period of reflection, contemplation and moving within. As we become aware of these great currents, we can sense how their vibrations affect all life on this planet, including us. Through that insight comes directed action, flowing in harmony with these natural tides, understanding their innate effect on us. So share this little experiment on the upcoming Equinox, Tuesday, September 22, 5:19 pm Eastern Time, 4:19 pm Central Time, 3:19 Mountain Time and 2:19 pm Pacific Time. Become more aware of the still silent point between the tides and reflect upon its importance in your life.

the tides and reflect upon its importance in your life. Blessings to all! The rest of

Blessings to all!

reflect upon its importance in your life. Blessings to all! The rest of the Lesson progresses
reflect upon its importance in your life. Blessings to all! The rest of the Lesson progresses

The rest of the Lesson progresses through more of the verses, through the evolutionary processes of Earth and its eventual humans and the Star Logoi of each of the Rays of evolution. Then, we read Time will see us someday arriving at the point where the entire lifewave will no longer need to incarnate on Earth — in dense physical forms. Earth will no longer have a responsibil- ity to support life in the field of dense physical matter. Both Earth and its lifewave, ending a long and weary struggle toward the light, will graduate to and manifest on the etheric level. From there both the planet and the lifewave will evolve to more infinite essences. The ascent will be gradual but eventually the planet will merge into its pralaya of rest and reward. Each soul of the lifewave will wear a form of celestial light, having arrived at its ultimate godhead to rest in Nirvanic bliss near the great heart of God. [Seventh Degree, Lesson 10, page 16]

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12The Voice of Astara The following Astarians made a charitable donation to Astara as a memorial
12The Voice of Astara The following Astarians made a charitable donation to Astara as a memorial

The following Astarians made a charitable donation to Astara as a memorial in honor of a loved one.

Elaine Cipolloni In loving memory of her parents Mildred and Thomas Rascona and her cousin Jeanne Cruickshank

Sandra A. Ewell In memory of her precious husband Harry L. (Sonny) Ewell

Marty Maxwell In loving memory of her husband Michael W. Maxwell and her faithful companion dog China

Marilyn Miller In honor and memory of her mother Doris Miller

Carolyn A. O’Hara In loving memory of her parents Marvin and Mary Ellen Thompson

A charitable donation was made to Astara as a memorial in honor of Rev. Fred Stewart from Diane, Paul & Lisa Ashby, Stacey Cole, Dorothea J. Fowler, and Dean Zakich

Dorothea J. Fowler, and D e a n Z a k i c h A charitable
Dorothea J. Fowler, and D e a n Z a k i c h A charitable

A charitable donation was made to Astara as a memorial in honor of The Chaney Family (Dr. Earlyne C. Chaney, Dr. Robert G. Chaney and Dr. Sita Earlyne Chaney) from Narce Caliva, Dennis Cole Chain, Sandra Ewell, Dorothea J. Fowler, Ann Katz, Klaas C. Kobes and Dean Zakich

September 2009

Ann Katz, Klaas C. Kobes and Dean Zakich September 2009 For many years, The Voice has

For many years, The Voice has featured an “In Memory” page where Astarians have honored loved ones who have passed on to life’s Higher Dimensions. Now, that page will be enhanced with photos of those memorialized if a photo is

sent along with the memorial. (Please send photos which need not be returned and which are sharp and clear enough to be used.) In addition to being printed in The Voice, pictures of loved ones will also be featured in

a new online “In Memory” section on Astara’s

website, www.astara.org. The section will be up-

dated monthly and each entry will stay online for

at least three months.

If you’d like to honor one of your loved ones in The Voice and on Astara’s website, with or without a photograph, please contact Astara

at 800-964-4941 or write to: 10700 Jersey Blvd.,

Ste. 450, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.

We Get Letters

“I would like to dedicate this donation to our dear friend, Fred Stewart. I cried when my mom

read the letter that Astara had sent out with the news of his passing, although, I am happy that he

is now in a better place.

“I think I was about seven or eight years old when I first met Fred, in Astara’s New Leaf Book- store in Upland. My mom, dad, brother and I were attending therapy through an organization that was renting space from Astara in the back building of the Upland property. It was a difficult time for my family, but seeing the smiling faces of Fred, Rich- ard and Susan (bookstore staff) made things a little easier. Fred was there to talk to us and tell me all about the different spiritual items the bookstore had to offer. I remember looking forward to Tues- days so that I could see Fred and spend time in the bookstore. To this day, I still have the “La Oof

Monster” stuffed animal that I remember desper-

ately wanting and receiving for Christmas that year from the New Leaf bookstore. “Just entering the property in Upland, you could instantly feel the positive, healing energy

of Astara. The New Leaf Bookstore was our ref-

uge, even on rainy days Fred was there to greet us with his kind and loving smile. Several years after Astara had sold the Upland property and moved across the street, my family and I attended church there. It had been several years since I had last seen Fred, but lo and behold one Sunday morning, there was Fred! I was so happy to see him after all that time! Fred was a dear friend to my family and I dur- ing a time when we needed one the most. I think God knew that and sent us there for that reason.

Astara was the Love and Light at the end of our tunnel. We are so thankful for all of you! I am deeply sad for the loss of our dear Fred, but his memory will continue to live on in our hearts. With all of our love and thanks,” — L.A.

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Messages From Your Angels Perpetual Flip Calendar (Doreen Virtue, Ph.D) This calendar will remind you on a daily basis to ask your angels for assistance and accept their gifts of healing, guidance, and

love. Their sweet messages will lift your thoughts and soothe your mind, supporting you through any stressful situation. The angels’ messages are powerful and protective, and the calendar is beautifully illustrated.

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Angel Spirits — The Art of

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2010 Calendar

This wall calendar makes the hidden world of the angels apparent to the naked eye by capturing its

beauty and spiritual- ity. The childlike innocence and hope portrayed in each painting acts as a balm to the spirit, more needed than ever in this modern world. All 13 paintings are accompanied with text by Lunaea Weatherstone, written in the voice of the angel spirits guiding us throughout the year.

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World of Faerie

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(Brian Froud) Froud is an artist, conceptual designer for The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, top- selling author, and a

world authority on faerie lore. He has selected some of his most magnificent illustrations for this wall calendar. This spectacular sightseeing tour of faeries and their mystical universe will bring magic to your home all year round.

universe will bring magic to your home all year round. 4 Angel Wishes 2010 Wall Calendar
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Angel Wishes 2010 Wall Calendar (Kathleen Francour) Richly hued photos of children adorned as angels, paired with carefully selected bible scriptures to

inspire one and all. The artist’s photographs are inspired by the beauty and innocence of children and embel- lished with flowers, charms, lace and ribbons. Angel Wishes is as lovely and uplifting as angel wings.

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Ask And It Is Given Perpetual Flip Cal- endar: A Calendar to Use Year After Year (Esther and Jerry Hicks) From the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, learn how to manifest your desires

so that you’re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve. Also discover how your relationships, health issues, finances, career concerns, and more are influenced by the Universal laws that govern your time/space reality, and learn powerful processes that will help you go with the positive flow of life.

that will help you go with the positive flow of life. 5 Guardian Angel Travel Angel
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that will help you go with the positive flow of life. 5 Guardian Angel Travel Angel
that will help you go with the positive flow of life. 5 Guardian Angel Travel Angel
that will help you go with the positive flow of life. 5 Guardian Angel Travel Angel
that will help you go with the positive flow of life. 5 Guardian Angel Travel Angel

Guardian Angel Travel Angel Visor Clip Let an angel keep a watchful eye on the ones you love. Antique finished metal guardian angel clips to any auto visor, luggage, purse, etc. They are

approximately 2 1/2”

visor, luggage, purse, etc. They are approximately 2 1/2” 6 long by 2 1/2” wide and
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Stained Glass Angel Votive Candle holder Beautiful angel with harp votive candle holder made of stained glass and metal. 7.5x4.5 inches. Candle glows behind angel. Used with wax tealight (not included).

glows behind angel. Used with wax tealight (not included). Angel Worry Box with Three Glass Angels

Angel Worry

Box with

Three Glass

Angels

This adorable

4×3×3 inches

chest covered

in beige dam-

ask houses

three precious

little angels that will keep watch over you. The poem inside says: Whenever you have worries that weigh heavy in your heart, confide in these three angels, and love

and hope will start. Keep this box forever near you for the angels love and care. And when you need contentment your angels will always be there.

A perfect gift for friends and loved ones!

always be there. A perfect gift for friends and loved ones! 8 Nature’s Alchemy Angel Diffuser
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be there. A perfect gift for friends and loved ones! 8 Nature’s Alchemy Angel Diffuser Pendant

Nature’s Alchemy Angel Diffuser Pendant

A convenient way to

enjoy the benefits of essential oils and per- fumes all the time. Pewter pendant with angel design opens to hold a diffuser

pad. Comes with a 24-inch rhodium plated chain and six pads.

pad. Comes with a 24-inch rhodium plated chain and six pads. 9 10 11 Sterling Silver
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Comes with a 24-inch rhodium plated chain and six pads. 9 10 11 Sterling Silver Charms
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Sterling Silver Charms Each of these lovely sterling silver charms

will make a beautiful

addition to any bracelet

or as a pendant on a

necklace. 3/4 in long. Sold separately.

Buddha Charm Star of David Charm

in long. Sold separately. Buddha Charm Star of David Charm Universal Focus Bracelet Put on this

Universal Focus Bracelet Put on this bracelet and when it wears off focus on the current situation

in

your life and be open

to

where the Universe

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leading you. One size

fits all. Assorted charms.

Great stocking stuffer!

One size fits all. Assorted charms. Great stocking stuffer! 12 Seven Virtues Art Glass Cross Necklace
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Seven Virtues Art Glass Cross Necklace Embrace the virtue that dwells within. The Seven Virtues necklace is a daily

reminder to always walk the path of righteous- ness. Each unique stone represents one of the seven virtues. May they

guide you always in word, thought and deed, and may they inspire you to live every moment of every day in the spirit

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virtue. The seven virtues are represented

in

our Virtues Art Glass Necklace with seven

suspended beads on a double strand neck- lace with a handcrafted Glass Cross Pendant

hanging at the center. Each of the seven colors

represents a virtue — explained on the inside

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an organza pouch. Necklace measures 17” long with 2” extender.

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Rev. Steve Doolittle

Dear Astarian — We’ve had a number of questions and inquiries about the ritual of saying the Rosary

since we offered strings of Rosary beads as one of this year’s fundraiser thank-you gifts. As we mentioned, Dr. Earlyne used a set of beads to pray her version of the Rosary. Using beads as an aid to prayer, meditation and worship is certainly nothing new and not confined to the Catholic church. The earliest use of prayer beads can be traced to Hinduism, where they are called Japa Mala. Japa is the repeating of the name of a deity or

a mantra. Mala in Sanskrit means “garland” or “wreath.” The first known use of this type

of thing in Christanity dates back to the 3 rd Century AD, using knotted ropes, which was likely to have been the root of the Rosary adopted by the Roman Catholic Church.

Dr. Earlyne used her beads in a rather nontraditional manner, as described in her book, Madonna and the Coming Light. She responded there to a comment she often heard from those unable to pray the traditional collection of Rosary prayers:

“ Nor can I. I remember reading about the life of St. Teresa, the Little

Flower, who said quite frankly, ‘I cannot say the rosary.’ I, too, find it difficult. So I say seven Our Fathers and seven Hail Marys. After that, I just talk to her [Mother Mary], asking healing for others and peace in the world. I close by say- ing one Glory Be. So don’t worry about saying the traditional words — make up your own. The idea is to ‘tune in’ with a higher Source to call down blessings.

“Tuning in” has been the real point of using any kind of similar aid from the known beginning of their use. The “magic” of mantras is how they prepare and propel one into a meditative state, all the while helping to keep the conscious mind occupied and out of the way. Prayers and even single words or syllables can be applied in just the same way. While I have a collection of mala beads and similar ritualistic objects from my travels,

I rarely use them during my personal meditation time. I do, however, use their underlying

principle often. To begin my morning meditations I use a personal mantra — a single line I repeat over and over in my mind until I find I have “slipped” into that sacred place within “Open my mind to Your wisdom; open my heart to Your love.” This alone works for

me, but if it wasn’t enough to help me enter that altered state of meditation, I could easily see myself tracking my repetitions on a set of beads as well, and how that would assist the process. I once rebelled against ritual, because all I saw was the purposeless adherence to tradi- tional practices for their sake alone — not attempting to experience their intended effect.

I have since come to realize and respect the value of ritual approached with reverence and

purpose. Astara’s Fire Initiation is one ritual I’ve come to personally cherish. I even recog-

nize that I likely collect malas not just for their beauty and travel memories, but to honor their significance to me in deeper, more distant memories. Personalize the practice of your rituals, seek and hold the deepest understanding of their value to you, and every word, every movement will become another step along your spiritual path. — In Love & Light,

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“Realize Your Highest Self” Workshop Information on page 1 / Sign-up on page 8

Workshop — Information on page 1 / Sign-up on page 8 “Beginning of a Sentient Life”

“Beginning of a Sentient Life” — page 3

“Balancing an Egg” — page 11

“Routines, Rituals and Rosaries” — page 15

of a Sentient Life” — page 3 “Balancing an Egg” — page 11 “Routines, Rituals and