About Silver Birch


When I take a book and just riffle through the pages, I can feel the history of the author’s soul, its level, and a spiritual being behind the author. With regard to George Ivanovich Gurdjieff and Aleister Crowley, for example, their books feel so heavy in terms of the heaviness of a soul, apart from good and evil.  To be sure, a stream of spiritual energy comes into my body from their books. If a person has a strong, practical psychic power, I approve him even if he calls himself “a master” or “a sorcerer”.

  • riffle through A Aをぱらぱらとめくる
  • spiritual being 霊的存在
  • with regard to A Aに関しては
  • in terms of A  Aの観点から
  • apart from A Aは別として
  • to be sure 確かに
  • stream 流れ
  • practical 実践的な
  • approve 認める
  • even if S+V たとえSがVするとしても
  • sorcerer 魔術師

As for the world famous Silver Birch, there was a fad of it more than 20 years ago here in Japan, too. Silver Birch has been thought of as the original text of spiritualism. When I took one of the books at a bookstore at that time, my first impression was “huh?” due to its spiritual frivolity. Riffling through the pages, I felt consciousness of humans, which was the consciousness of two professional editors of a publishing company dealing in religious books. It was consciousness of Maurice Barbanell and Hannen Swaffer.

  • as for A Aに関して言えば
  • world famous 世界的に有名な
  • fad ブーム
  • think of A as B AをBだと考える
  • original text 原典
  • impression 印象
  • due to A Aのために
  • frivolity 軽薄さ
  • consciousness 意識
  • human  人間
  • professional プロの
  • editor 編集者
  • publishing company 出版社
  • deal in A Aを扱う
  • religious 宗教的な

Then I did a psychic reading as to where the contents of the book came from. The base of their spiritual knowledge and what affected them most was Emanuel Swedenborg. Swedenborg is genuine. I can feel even now the tracks of his really having come and gone in spiritual worlds. Also, Christian moral consciousness, Buddhism and Indian thought, whose roots trace back t0 Ancient Shinto, are mixed in the base of their consciousness.

  • as to A Aに関して
  • content 内容
  • genuine 本物の
  • track 跡
  • moral 道徳の
  • trace back to A Aに遡る
  • Ancient Shinto 古神道
  • be mixed 混在している

The contents of the books of Silver Birch are not bad in itself. Since the books were compilations of spiritual essence of all times and places by professional writers who were familiar with religious thoughts, there is no harm spiritually, either. However, I don’t approve of anything spiritually insubstantial or unpractical.

  • in itself それ自体では
  • compilation 編集したもの
  • all times and places 古今東西
  • be familiar with A Aに精通している
  • harm 害
  • however しかしながら
  • insubstantial 実体のない
  • unpractical 実践的でない

I have said nothing about Silver Birch for many years. I have been asked about it many times but replied evasively, for to ask someone about Silver Birch reveals his true spiritual ability or level. But why am I saying this now ? Because the modern spiritualism is a castle in the air. Selfish interpretation of famous foreign books to do spiritual business, a pyramid organization abusing spiritual knowledge in the name of God, deceptive acts using foreign words—the modern spiritualism has lost its true mission and spiritual truth.

  • many times 何回も
  • reply evasively お茶を濁す
  • , for S+V というのもSはVするからです
  • reveal 明らかにする
  • ability 能力
  • modern 現代の
  • a castle in the air 砂上の楼閣
  • selfish 自分勝手な
  • interpretation 解釈
  • pyramid organization ねずみ講
  • abuse 乱用する
  • in the name of A A の名の下で
  • deceptive ごまかしの
  • mission 使命
  • truth 真実

As is, many people will leave the spiritual truth and won’t be able to get any absolute peace of mind. The origin of all religions and spiritualism is Ancient Shinto arising from Japan. The essence of Ancient Shinto boils down to  ” to devote gratitude for being kept alive.” Whether or not you can do this simple thing. Whether or not you are conscious of it—there is a turning point of your soul right here. This thought is fair even to the people who live in an unexplored land, too.

  • as is このままでは
  • absolute 絶対的な
  • peace of mind 安心
  • origin   原点
  • arise from A Aから発生する
  • boil down to A Aに要約される
  • devote 捧げる
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち
  • keep A alive Aを生かしておく
  • whether or not S+V SがVするかどうか
  • be conscious of A Aを意識している
  • turning point 分かれ道
  • right here まさにここに
  • fair 公平な
  • unexplored land 未開の地

Salvation of the human race never exists in spiritualistic seminars asking for a lot of money. Such people who attend this kind of thing(=a beast)are going to be more and more mentally unstable. Now is the age when things separated from the spiritual truth are accompanied by harmful side effects on mind and body. Let’s search for God inside yourself.

  • salvation 救い
  • the human race 人類
  • exist 存在する
  • seminar セミナー
  • ask for A Aを求める
  • attend 出席する
  • mentally 精神的に
  • unstable 不安定な
  • separete 離れる
  • be accompanied by A Aを伴う
  • harmful 有害な
  • side effect 副作用
  • search for A Aを探す
  • inside A Aの中に

I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su

生かして頂いて ありがとう御座位ます

Thank you so much for keeping us alive.