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    The following is from, one of the many (16), books written by Ruth Montgomery, a world famous news journalist.     


  In the distinguished manner of A World Beyond, here is an enthralling account of Group Karma and of the parallel lives Ruth Montgomery and Arthur Ford have shared with a cluster of brilliant souls on the upward path through time.

When the world-renowned medium and Mrs. Montgomery had completed their spectacular collaboration-begun after Ford's death-on A Worid Beyond, describing the texture of life beyond the physical plane, he resolved not to tie himself to other longterm projects on earth. Yet in early 1973 Ford surprised Mrs. Montgomery by rejoining "Lily" and the Guides to describe, through automatic writing, an earlier incarnation they had shared 2,000 years ago-when she was born as the third sister of Lazarus and Ford was their father, the Rabbi Jeremiah.

Here is Jesus' life as they have seen it from their unique vantage point in history-and as questioned by Ruth Montgomery's instincts as a veteran investigative reporter seeking corroborating detail. Full of previously unpublished revelations of Jesus' life and ministry and in the established tradition of The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, dictated in 1907 by a discarnate called Levi, and of Edgar Cayce's own trance readings on Jesus' life, the Palestinian incarnation chronicles the thrilling story of that other Ruth as her life touched the Master's.

At the heart of the book is Group Karma, the phenomenon that made Ford and Mrs. Montgomery companions along the way for centuries-the transmigration of groups or "clusters" of souls to physical bodies at approximately the same time. Medium and author are a part of a cluster of these highly evolved souls which also includes such companions as Edgar Cayce, Adelle Davis, Henry Kissinger, and King Hussein of Jordan-all working out their Karmic relationships hopefully to bring them closer to spiritual perfection with each incarnation.

Stretching beyond the Palestinian life, Ford, Lily, and the Guides tell of nine other meetings on earth, from Ford's incarnation as a farm worker who inspired his fellow worker, Ruth Montgomery, in the barren wastes of Moab, to a riveting account of her incarnation as a distinguished nineteenth-century poetess and Ford as her beloved brother. Details of their twentieth-century lives check out uncannily with their previous existence on earth.

In a time of expanded consciousness and increasing curiosity about the world beyond us, COMPANIONS ALONG THE WAY offers a positive and inspiring philosophy and expanding hope that we all shall return, indeed may have already returned to life to do continued good in this world as we advance along the reincarnation way toward ultimate reunion with the Creator.


Some excerpts from Companions Along The Way

  With the twelve disciples selected and trained, Jesus then set forth through Galilee, but concentrated his efforts at Capernaum, for Nazareth still paid no heed and knew him not as the Son of God. At the synagogue in Capernaum he raised his sweet voice in praise of the Father, and to the amazement of the rabbis gave new insights into the scriptures as interpreted by them to the faithful. Some few questioned his teachings, but so logical were they to the people that resistance fell away, and they regarded with wonder this handsome young man with flowing beard and gentle manner who seemed to understand more than all the rabbis combined.

One day while Jesus spoke to those gathered around him near the wharf at Capernaum, a blind man knelt at his feet, saying "Many are the ways to see, my man, and because you have seen that which others do not, thy sight shall be restored to thee. Rise and look about ye."

The man rose, then opened his eyes, and fell in a faint. A murmur of discontent ran through the crowd of onlookers, but in another moment the man opened his eyes, gazed at the Master, who was viewing him with compassion, and burying his face in Jesus' garment, said, "Lord, Lord, thou hast given me that most precious of gifts, the power of sight."

"Rise," said Jesus, "and go thy way, using thy restored sight to the glory of our Father who granted thee this gift." The man made his way easily through the crowd, bumping into nothing, and when the people realized that this was no longer the walk of a blind man, they fell with one accord to their knees, chanting, "A miracle! A miracle!"

For several reasons this account gripped my interest when I read it after the session. Arthur Ford in A World Beyond had indicated that to be born blind was a karmic situation, a self-imposed handicap in order to repay some harm that had been done to another in a previous life or a refusal to "see" that which was spiritually significant. But Edgar Cayce taught that the Law of Grace can take precedence over the Law of Karma, if we truly forgive ourselves and others. It would seem, therefore, that because this man not only had faith but also "saw" the spiritual light emanating from Jesus, he had earned the right to restored sight. The next day the Guides continued with the narrative, writing:

In the days that followed, many ailing and doubting who hitherto had scorned the man Jesus flocked to Capernaum as word spread of the miracle. Some who were taking the mineral baths at Tiberius rushed to the synagogue and the byways of Capernaum, seeking the man who had the power of healing. The throngs became so great that the rabbis complained of desecration in the temple, and Jesus led the people into the wilds on the other side of Capernaum, where he talked to them of their Father and told them of the wonders of heaven.

"Are there truly mansions there, Master?" asked an elderly man who was not long for the earth.

And Jesus replied: "There are mansions there, yes. If there were not, I would have told you in the synagogue. But the mansions are also here on earth awaiting those who would follow the way of the Lord, for we are the ones who create the mansions or the hovels."

A murmur of disgust ran through the crowd. How indeed could they

Some were puzzled, but others in a flash of comprehension realized that this man was telling them that within each heart is the power of good or evil, beauty or ugliness, love or hate; and that to the extent that they cultivated the good, the tawdriness and disease fell away.

Intrigued by the reference to "harmony" as well as beauty, I asked the Guides for an elaboration, and they wrote: "There is a natural law of harmony that fills the universe, a feeling of oneness that melds together all who are warring within self and with each other. The best way to become attuned to this vital oneness is through meditation at the same hour each day. Think oneness. Feel oneness. Meld self into the whole of humanity and of the natural oneness of earth and sky and sea. There is a rhythm to the universe that all should feel as they go about their daily tasks. The subconscious recognizes this, and if one (through




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Ruth S. Montgomery Dies; Wrote Account Of Seer Jeane Dixon

By Bart Barnes

Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 19, 2001; Page B07

Ruth Shick Montgomery, 88, a former nationally syndicated news columnist who in 1965 wrote a best-selling account of the life and predictions of astrologer Jeane Dixon, died of emphysema June 10 at home in Naples, Fla.

Until her retirement in 1969, Mrs. Montgomery was a Washington-based columnist syndicated by Hearst Headline Service and United Press International to 200 newspapers across the country. Her beats included the White House, Capitol Hill and national and foreign affairs.

She covered the Berlin Airlift in 1948, interviewed Juan Peron shortly after he had assumed the presidency of Argentina, flew to Cuba to report the coup d'etat that brought dictator Fulgencio Batista to power and was on the scene to write about the anti-British riots that led to the downfall of King Farouk in Egypt.

She covered then-Vice President Richard Nixon's trip through the Soviet Union and Poland, national political conventions, and White House news conferences from Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt through Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1945, she was the only woman journalist covering Roosevelt's funeral at the White House. In 1950, she was president of the Women's National Press Club.

Her 1965 book, "A Gift of Prophecy," about Dixon, sold more than 3 million copies and helped to build Dixon's reputation as a soothsayer. For nine years before the book's publication, Mrs. Montgomery wrote an annual column describing upcoming world events that Dixon saw in her crystal ball.

Her book described Dixon's 1956 prediction of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and her statement to friends on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, that "this is the day it will happen." The book also included Dixon's forecast a week ahead of time of the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.) at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

But Mrs. Montgomery would later complain that the book's editors paid scant attention to her reservations about Dixon's clairvoyance. They "insisted on deleting most of my references to Jeane Dixon's many wrong predictions, leaving in mainly those on which she had hit correctly. . . . I was too tired to put up a proper argument, but after 'A Gift of Prophecy' became one of the most sensational best-sellers of the decade, I wished that I had more firmly stood my ground," she wrote in a 1970 book, "Hail to the Chiefs," which was mainly an account of her 25 years of covering presidents and first ladies.

Dixon's mistakes, Mrs. Montgomery wrote, included a 1954 prediction that President Dwight D. Eisenhower would not run for a second term, a prediction that Nixon would be elected president in 1960 and that Fidel Castro would fall from power in Cuba that year. She also predicted that "Russia would be the first nation to land a man on the moon, probably in 1960."

Mrs. Montgomery was born in Sumner, Ill. She attended Baylor University and began her journalism career as a cub reporter on the Waco News-Tribune in Texas before transferring to Purdue University, from which she graduated. After Purdue, she was a reporter in Louisville and later with the Detroit News, where her role in helping to solve a 1936 murder became the subject of a 1947 NBC radio series, "The Big Story." In that case, Mrs. Montgomery joined a hooded hate organization known as "The Black Legion" to find evidence that led to solving the murder. It would turn out that the chief of police was a secret member of the organization.

It was also while working in Detroit that Mrs. Montgomery obtained an interview with Doris Duke -- then the world's richest woman, who had been avoiding the press -- by hiding under a breakfast table that was wheeled into Duke's honeymoon hotel suite by room service attendants.

She came to the nation's capital in 1943 as the first woman member of the Washington bureau of the New York Daily News. In Washington, she was the first to write the story of Edgar Eisenhower's public criticisms of his younger brother, Dwight David, who was then president of the United States. She suggested in one of her columns that retirees could serve in the Peace Corps, and the idea was later adopted by President Kennedy.

Her books about Washington included "Mrs. L.B.J.," in 1964; "Flowers at the White House," in 1967; and "Once There Was a Nun," a 1962 book about the daughter of Sen. Patrick A. McCarran (D-Nev.), who left a convent after 32 years to care for her widowed mother and invalid sister after her father died.

Shortly after Nixon's inauguration as president in 1969, Mrs. Montgomery retired to Virginia Beach and later to Florida.

After "The Gift of Prophecy," she wrote 10 books on psychic phenomena, the paranormal, occult and supernatural. These included "Here and Hereafter," "The World Before Us," "Companions Along the Way," "A World Beyond," "Strangers Among Us," "Threshold to Tomorrow" and "The World to Come."

Her husband of 58 years, Robert H. Montgomery, died in 1993.

There were no immediate survivors.


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