Clouds and BitumenSeptember 4, 2011
Cyprus said sternly, “None of your personalities are ready to understand that mind forms matter, and you know it. I hope you remedied the situation.” “I hallucinated the brush back at once,” Oversoul Seven said. “But tell me, don’t you find the affair even a little bit funny?”
“Not at all,” Cyprus said, concealing a smile. “But now let’s get back to your examination.”
“Gladly,” Oversoul Seven said. “But when I reach your position, I hope I retain my sense of humor.”
Cyprus laughed. She laughed so hard that Seven got uncomfortable. Finally she said: “Your sense of humor includes only a small part of my sense of humor. There’s so much you don’t see. This examination of yours, for example—oh bless me—and having to maintain Earth-type conditions for it. Now that’s funny. By the way, look around this room. There’s something else that quite escapes you. Your visual is awful—”
Oversoul Seven looked around cautiously. He’d been secretly quite pleased with the environment he’d chosen and created. The classroom was authentic twentieth century, like the one Lydia knew as a child. There were rows of desks, blackboards, windows, everything right down to stacks of paper—all individual new sheets—and an automatic pencil sharpener.
Excerpt from Book One, Chapter One of the OverSoul Seven Trilogy: Further Education of Oversoul Seven, Oversoul Seven and the Museum of Time, by Jane Roberts
In The Education of Oversoul Seven, Seven learns to communicate with four of his “incarnations” whose lives are separated by centuries, yet who also coexist. In The Further Education of Oversoul Seven, the adventure continues with Seven facing new lessons as his human incarnations struggle with the problems of sanity, free will, and even godhood. In Oversoul Seven and the Museum of Time, Seven journeys to the Museum of Time in search of the “Codicils,” which are eternal truths that bring about the greatest opportunities for vitality, understanding, and fulfillment. The adventures of Oversoul Seven are at once an intriguing fantasy, a mind-altering exploration of our inner being, and a vibrant celebration of life.