"You create your own reality" - Seth 1963
These words were first uttered by ‘Seth’ in 1963 while being channeled by Jane Roberts.
Seth described himself as ‘an energy personality no longer focused in physical reality.’ From 1963 until 1984, Seth spoke
thru Jane Roberts. Jane’s husband, Robert Butts, recorded the sessions in a sort of homemade short-hand.
The Seth material is the most profound material that I’ve ever read. Jane was a prolific writer (fourteen books) of both
fiction and non-fiction and is considered one of the most important psychics of the twentieth century. Seth dictated nine
books of his own while being channeled thru her. Seth’s subject matter is rather broad and coveres a huge range of
subject matter such as dreams, out of body travel, life after death, space travel, parallel universes and probable selves,
alternate dimensions, subatomic particles, etc..
The books written by Seth have sold over seven and a half million copies and have been translated into over eleven
languages, almost all remaining in print today.
“You get what you concentrate upon... there is no other main rule” - Seth
Seth dictated books by Jane Roberts
(in order of original publication)
Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul
The Nature of Personal Reality
The Unknown Reality, Vol. 1
The UnknownReality, Vol. 2
The Nature of the Psyche: Its Human Expression
The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events
Dreams, Evolution,and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 1
Dreams, Evolution, and Value Fulfillment, Vol. 2
The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About the Art of
The Way Toward Health
The Early Sessions: Book 1 of the Seth Material
The Early Sessions: Book 2 of the Seth Material
The Early Sessions: Book 3 of the Seth Material
The Early Sessions: Book 4 of the Seth Material
The Early Sessions: Book 5 of the Seth Material
The Early Sessions: Book 6 of the Seth Material
The Early Sessions: Book 7 of the Seth Material
The Early Sessions: Book 8 of the Seth Material
The Early Sessions: Book 9 of the Seth Material
The Personal Sessions: Book 1 of the Deleted Seth Material
The Personal Sessions: Book 2 of the Deleted Seth Material
The Personal Sessions: Book 3 of the Deleted Seth Material
The Personal Sessions: Book 4 of the Deleted Seth Material
The Personal Sessions: Book 5 of the Deleted Seth Material
The Personal Sessions: Book 6 of the Deleted Seth Material
The Personal Sessions: Book 7 of the Deleted Seth Material
Seth details a philosophy of conscious creation:
* Physical reality arises from consciousness, not the other way around.
* We create our own reality.
* We are not at the mercy of a disjointed deity or subconscious.
* We are multi-dimensional beings; more than our physical bodies.
* Time and space are dimensional “illusions” we jointly create and by which we tacitly agree to abide.
* At the core of our being, we reside in a realm in which time and space do not exist.
* We are, in essence, creative spiritual beings having an earthly experience.
* The fate of each of us is in our own hands.
* We have multiple, perhaps infinite, life experiences. Problems not faced in this life will be faced in another.
* We cannot blame God, society, or our parents for “misfortunes,” since before this physical life we chose the circumstances into which we
would be born and the challenges that could best bring about our development.
* We form physical matter as effortlessly and unselfconsciously as we breathe. Telepathically, we are all aware of the mass ideas from which
we form our overall conception of physical reality.
What is the Purpose of Existence?
“… you must be taught and trained to create responsibly. Yours is a training system for emerging consciousness.”
“You are learning to be co-creators. You are learning to be gods as you now understand the term. You are learning responsibility- the
responsibility of any individualized consciousness. You are learning to handle the energy that is yourself, for creative purposes.”
“The child must mature, and your system is a maturing ground, a very primary one…. A beginning school…”
“The human race is a stage though which various forms of consciousness travel. Before you can be allowed into systems of reality that are more
extensive and open, you must first learn to handle energy and see, through physical materialization, the concrete result of thought and emotion.”
“In more advanced systems, thoughts, and emotions are automatically and immediately translated into action, into whatever approximation of
matter there exists. Therefore, the lessons must be taught and learned well. The responsibility for creation must be clearly understood.”
Seth on “You Create Your Own Reality”
“Events are not things that happen to you. They are materialized experiences formed by you, according to your expectations and beliefs.”
“This does not mean that effort is not required, and determination. It does mean that you are not powerless to change events; and that each of
you, regardless of your position, status, circumstances or physical condition, is in control of your own personal experience.”
“If you do not like your experience, then you must change the nature of your conscious thoughts and expectations.”
“You need to learn the power of thought and emotion... Once you realize that your thoughts form reality, then you are no longer a slave to
events. You simply have to learn the methods.”
What happens to you after death?
“(After death) you will find yourself in another form, an image that will appear physical to you to a large degree, as long as you do not try to
manipulate within the physical system with it.” (From the book: SETH SPEAKS)
“For those of you who are lazy I can offer no hope: Death will not bring you an eternal resting place. You may rest, if this is your wish, for a while.
Not only must you use your abilities after death, however; but you must face up to yourself for those that you did not use during your previous
existence.” (From the book: SETH SPEAKS)
“You will reincarnate whether or not you believe that you will. It is much easier if your theories fit reality; but if they do not, you will not change the
nature of reincarnation one iota.” (From the book: THE SETH MATERIAL)
“When I tell you that you lived, for example, in 1836, I say this because it makes sense to you now. You live all of your reincarnations at once, but
you find this difficult to understand.” (From the book: THE SETH MATERIAL)
Seth on War and Violence.
There is never any justification for Violence, for hatred, for murder. Those who indulge in violence for whatever reason are themselves,
changed, and the purity of their purpose adulterated. (From the book: THE SETH MATERIAL)
Seth on Illness and Suffering.
“Illness and suffering are not thrust upon you by God, or by All That Is (Seth's Term for God), or by an outside agency. They are by-products of
the learning process, created by you, in themselves quite neutral...
Illness and suffering are the results of the misdirection of creative energy. Suffering is not good for the soul unless it teaches you how to not
suffer. That is its purpose.” (From the book: SETH SPEAKS)
Seth on Jesus.
According to Seth, at the time of Christ, the Christ entity reincarnated as three individuals -- John the Baptist, Jesus of Nazareth, and an
individual named Paul or Saul of Tarsus -- and each was aware of his role in founding a new religion. Seth said that Jesus was not crucified;
rather, a deluded surrogate was substituted in his place, and it was this surrogate that Judas supposedly betrayed. Seth said that the crucifixion
of Jesus did occur, but it was a shared psychic event, not a physical event.
According to Seth, Paul/Saul will reincarnate in the 21st century to correct mistakes that he made that set Christianity on the wrong course, and a
new period of spiritual awareness will ensue. He will not identify himself as Christ, and some will view him as the anti-Christ since his appearance
will hasten the end of Christianity. Seth said that Paul/Saul will be known as a psychic, that he will strive "to straighten out Christianity, which will
be in shambles at the time of His arrival", and that he will form "a new system of thought when the world is sorely in need of one". All these events
will be completed by the year 2075.
Seth on Religion, God, and All That Is.
“For you find ALL THAT IS through the understanding, the joy, the compassion and the experience of your own individuality.
You are a portion of what god is and that God wants to be you.”
“I am trying to tell you that if you look inward, and study your own sacredness and creativity and blessedness, and joy and power, as closely as
you study the sacred books of the gods, then you would realize that all those books of the gods were based upon the great reality of the
individual, the individual soul, and therefore based upon your own reality.
Do yourselves just honor, and in doing yourselves that honor, you will see within yourself, the ‘gods-in-becoming’ that you are.
Now the idea of the gods have been set up before you, by yourselves as ideals for you to follow - projected outward from your own souls into
physical reality as guides for you to follow - that you yourselves have set up. And so they have followed the thesis and the times and the
historical context of their mortal birth.
But behind and within those myths are the realities of your being - the Christ and the Buddha are both within you, for they are symbols of what
you are. Pray to them and you pray to the hidden gods within you. You do not need to kick them aside like a child irritated with his toys!
Understand the nature of the gods as they come down to you, through your histories, and in them always you will find the unspoken but real
nature of the hidden god within each of you.
All That Is is beyond your intellectual ideas of personhood. Any concepts you use to personify that idea can be useful. But only in seeing
beyond them can you release the power, and the energy, and to some extent, the knowledge of what you are, and only through understanding
that, can you hope to have any idea of All That Is. For All That Is materializes through your flesh and being.”
Seth on Your Eternal Soul.
“Now, you ARE your entity (your soul). You are its materialization in space and time as you understand it. There is no division between your entity
and what you are...
You are your entity growing through the seasons. The entity is not some soul, completed, perfect, done, and you a product. You are a living
portion of the tree of your entity. You experience newly in your own dimension, and therefore enrich your entity as it constantly enriches you, for
your source springs from it. But you are one, and there is no division.”
What is the Nature of Time and Space?
“As I have said before, time as you think of it does not exist.”
“The settings in your physical environment…the physical aspects of life as you know it, are all camouflages.
The brain is a camouflage pattern. It takes up space. It exists in time. The mind takes up no space, it does not have its basic existence in time.
The reality of the inner universe does not take up space, nor does it have its basic existence in time. Your camouflage universe, on the other
hand, takes up space and has an existence in time, but it is not the real and basic universe, any more than the brain is the mind.
Your idea of space is some completely erroneous conception of an emptiness to be filled... True inner space is to the contrary vital energy, itself
alive, possessing abilities or transformation, forming all existences, even the camouflage reality with which you are familiar, and which you
attempt to probe so ineffectively.
This basic universe of which I speak expands constantly in terms of intensity and quality and value, in a way that has nothing to do with your idea
of space. The basic universe beneath all camouflage does not have existence in space at all, as you envision it... Space is a camouflage... ”
Seth on Wealth and Abundance:
“Your thoughts have an electromagnetic reality. Now you must realize that this is true or the rest of what I am saying will indeed sound like
When you think in terms, for example, of abundance and plenty, then those thoughts draw to you abundance and plenty as a magnet does.
There will be a while, while you are changing your beliefs - for example, you will find yourself in a period where you feel quite self deceptive and
you are saying ‘I am surrounded by wealth and abundance’, and you still look around you and you are poor. And you think, ‘This is a lot of bull!’
But it took you some time to build up your beliefs to the point of your present experience, and, so, in your terms, there may be some lag before
your new beliefs draw to you abundance. But, your physical experience follows your thought. And you cannot change the experience without first
changing your thought. Now it does no good to believe two things at the same time.
So, what you do is this -- you say, ‘I will play around with this idea. I will admit that it might be possible that my own thoughts about money are
causing my lack of it. And so, for the hell of it, I will, several times a day, pretend that I am surrounded by abundance, and in my mind I will
imagine the things that I want. If it does not work, I have not lost a thing, but if it works, I have gained a lot.’
So, you try it for several weeks, and each time that you do, the idea becomes a little bit more possible, a little bit more real. And, in the meantime,
these thoughts are changing the beliefs that you have had.
They are at least balancing them. And they begin to draw to you abundance. There is no other way to change your physical reality, but by
changing your thoughts.”
The late artist Robert Butts, (Janes
Roberts husband) has permitted a
limited lithograph reproduction of his
evocative paintings of Seth. The
paintings and a complete collection of
Jane Roberts and Seth books are
available through Brass Ring
PORTRAIT OF SETH
Seth’s comment on Portrait of Seth -
“and for Rubert’s benefit I will indeed tell
you that the likeness that you have
painted of me, Joseph, is excellent.”
(Seth refers to Jane and Robert by their
‘entity’ names, Rubert and Joseph.)
Seth Session #168
Three part Youtube video interview of Jane and Robert
Three part Youtube video of Jane in trance channeling Seth
Seth-related books by Jane Roberts
(in order of original publication)
How to Develop Your ESP Power: The First
Published Encounter With Seth
The Seth Material
The Oversoul Seven Trilogy
(originally published as three separate books).
Adventures in Consciousness: An Introduction
to Aspect Psychology
Dialogues of the Soul and Mortal Self in Time
Psychic Politics (An Aspect Psychology Book)
The World View of Paul Cézanne: A Psychic Interpretation
The Afterdeath Journal of an American
Philosopher: The World View of William James
Emirs Education in the Proper Use of Magical Powers
The God of Jane: A Psychic Manifesto
(An Aspect Psychology Book)
If We Live Again, or, Public Magic and Private Love
Seth, Dreams and Projections of Consciousness
A Seth Reader The World View of Rembrandt
Seth-related books by Susan M. Watkins
(in order of original publication)
Conversations with Seth: The Story of Jane Roberts ESP
Speaking of Jane Roberts: Remembering the
Author of the Seth Material
"I can only lead you toward a recognition of those truths and help you open your own inner doorways and help you use
your own minds and intellect, until in one miraculous moment, your intellect and your intuitions click together and work
like magic, and then you will know what I have been saying all this time, and the words will open and so will you each
open." - Seth