February you gave a message saying "a new light shall
break upon the earth", and just after that [on 5 March
1953], Stalin died. Does this signify anything?
would be a small result. The death of Stalin (unfortunately
not any more than the death of Hitler) has not changed the
present state of the world. Something more than that would
be necessary. For this is like the assassin who is guillotined:
when his head is cut off, his spirit remains behind and is
projected outside him. It is a vital formation and it goes
and takes shelter in one of the benevolent spectators, who
suddenly feels a criminal instinct in himself. There are many
men like that, specially very young criminals who when questioned
have acknowledged this. They have been asked: "When did
this desire to kill come to you?" and the frequent reply
is: "It got hold of me when I saw so-and-so executed."
this is of no use, the death of this one or that other. That
does not help very muchthe thing goes elsewhere. It
is only one form. It is as though you did something very wicked
with a particular shirt on and then threw away your shirt
and said: "Now, I shall no longer do harm." You
continue with another shirt on!
life has been converted into death, why doesn't it itself
it protects itself well. What you say is quite true, but it
takes good care not to incarnate on earth. And in the vital
world there is no death, it does not exist there. It is in
the material world that this exists, and it takes good care
not to incarnate.
Stalin predestined to be what he was?
I am not quite sure that he was a human being... in the sense
that I don't think he had a psychic being. Or perhaps he did
have onein all matter, in every atom there is a divine
centrebut I mean a conscious psychic being, formed individualised.
I don't think so. I believe it was a direct incarnation of
a being of the vital world. And that was the great difference
between him and Hitler. Hitler was simply a man, and as a
man he was very weak-minded, very sentimentalhe had
the conscience of a petty workman or a little school-master,
something like that, a very small conscience, and extremely
sentimental, what is called in French "fleur bleue",
he was possessed. He was rather mediocre by nature, very mediocre.
He was a medium, a very good mediumthe thing took hold
of him, besides, during spiritism séances. It was at
that moment that he was seized by those fits which were described
as epileptic. They were not epileptic: they were attacks of
possession. It was thus that he had a kind of power, which
however was not very great. But when he wanted to know something
from that power, he went away to his castle, and there, in
"meditation", there truly he invoked very intensely
what he called his "god", his supreme god, who was
the Lord of the Nations. And everything seemed to him magnificent.
It was a being... it was smallit appeared to him all
in silver armour, with a silver helmet and golden plume! It
was magnificent! And a light so dazzling that hardly could
the eyes see and bear that blaze. Naturally it did not appear
physicallyHitler was a medium, he saw. He had a sort
of clairvoyance. And it was at such times that he had his
fits: he rolled on the ground, he drivelled, bit the carpet,
it was frightful, the state he was in. The people around him
knew it. Well, that being is the "Lord of the Nations".
And it is not even the Lord of the Nations in its origin,
it is an emanation of the Lord of the Nations, and a very
- The Mother