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The City Mystic

The City Mystic

...is a book of two parts –The narrative, a story line of the inner life of a clairvoyant and his rapport with others, is then commented on in light of the teaching of the Guides, whose words were channelled through great mediums.

The City Mystic: Life is an inner birth

The City Mystic: Life is an inner birth

By Vitaliano Bilotta

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Description

ApportsThe City Mystic is a book of two parts –The narrative, a story line of the inner life of a clairvoyant and his rapport with others, is then commented on in light of the teaching of the Guides, whose words were channelled through great mediums.

In an effort to understand and apply these teachings to life the 'interactive narrative' was born. The teachings are shown as comments on the left-hand pages of the book while the story line runs, continuously, on the right-hand pages. The aim of the book is to aid the growth of consciousness by understanding the purpose of our life here on earth. The author /teacher, Vitaliano Bilotta is well known in Italy, having had 20 books published, but this is the first of his books to be translated into English.

About the author

ApportsWell known in Italy, Vitaliano Bilotta has been a teacher, journalist, and union representative within Education. He has studied the philosophy of reincarnation for more than forty years and makes it known to others by applying it to everyday life. The comments and teachings contained in his books are from syncretic study drawn from a wide variety of sources.

He became keenly interested in the hypothesis of reincarnation by associating with great mediums who handed down important teachings that comprehend Reality in all its aspects. He has published more than twenty books, also in e-book format, with various publishing houses.

Product Details
  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Saturday Night Press Publications (9th February 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908421128
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 cm  (5.5” x 8.5”)
Preface extract

Many years ago I used to meet with a group of friends to read and comment on the teaching that came to us from the extended consciousness which we call the Guides or Teachers. This consciousness is manifested through great Italian and foreign mediums and reiterates that the ultimate goal of the evolutionary period called man is the evolution of consciousness.

We therefore called this union of friends evolvenza, which is the synthesis of the Italian term evoluzione della coscienza, evolution of consciousness. 

Over time, Evolvenza (www.evolvenza.it) became an aggregation point for some mediums who not only read the teachings with us but were themselves the channel for other teachings.
Afterwards, we began applying the Guides’ teachings to the everyday life of some of us, working in this way on narrative containers that answered the question “Why is life like that?” We called these containers interactive narration, because they enabled readers to understand, by way of the teaching comments, the reason why the narrated event existed.

This type of narration thus has two natures: it is an essay in the comments and a narrative in the story. The story is life, and it is indispensable in a work whose aim is to apply the Guides’ teaching to life. This is the only reason we use a story: the Guides reiterate that life, as it appears to us, is an illusion, and we believe that the narrative is an illusion of an illusion.

Working on the interactive narration, we soon realized that every time we have to search for a topic helpful for our writing, we get lost in the knowledge of the Guides, which we consider to be superhuman.
We thus thought of gathering together in one electronic archive all the material we had collected and were continuing to file away, also on multimedia supports like videos, audio tapes, and photographs. This is how the multimedia encyclopaedia of Evolvenza came to be; it now numbers in the thousands of pages and is constantly updated.

The City Mystic was born out of this encyclopaedia.

Here the inner life of a clairvoyant and his rapport with others is commented in light of the teaching of the Guides. They say over and over that every person who takes part in a séance has to assume responsibility for making constructive use of what this experience can offer, not only in relation to themselves but also to others.

We too believe that the teaching is not given to us to be hidden so that no one can make use of it, but to be transmitted to those who need it. This is the real reason for making it known.
My warmest good wishes to all my friends who participated in the Evolvenza meetings and thus have contributed to this work.

Vitaliano Bilotta

An action without a goal

Larago was always verifying the total doctrine of things.1  On Sunday morning he would go to Acquasola to greet people. Acquasola was a beach resort a short distance from the city, where Larago would send out signals to the people. He wanted to tell those who were capable of understanding it that all of us belong to One Absolute All.

Perhaps because of the relaxed atmosphere of the resort in the winter or because of his special holiday mood, Larago managed in Acquasola to do something he never had the courage to do in town – greet2 everyone who looked at him. Many did not realize he was saying hello to them; others realized it, but pretended they didn’t. Only a few responded to his greeting with a brief smile before their faces were lost to sight.

After these encounters he felt at peace. To most people, the way Larago perceived the world seemed incomprehensible, in the best of cases – too difficult, but it would have seemed less difficult if most people had thought that, while they were used to doing something with a goal in sight, Larago often did things with no specific purpose.3 He enjoyed in this way for a few moments a union with others.

1. The Guides’ teaching can be called the total doctrine of things, because it involves the macrocosm and the microcosm, feelings and actions, intentions and fate, animals and rocks, plants and planets, solar systems and universes, the Cosmos and the Cosmoses. The teaching does not distinguish between the countless objects of Creation, because all things are sparks from the Absolute Consciousness.

2. Greeting people we do not know is a way of eroding the sense of separateness. In a Reality in which All is One, it makes no sense to pretend that those we do not know do not exist; we pass them by without even looking at them. But there are people who feel the need to greet everyone everywhere.

3. The person who truly acts with no end in view is beginning to understand.

An insight during meditation

The vicinity of unevolved individuals11 represented an element of suffering for him, and for this reason he would escape to places even farther away than Acquasola, to the Baccano Valley, where he would meditate12 for two or three days.

His camper, worn out by solitary miles, took him everywhere and made him self-sufficient. It had a chemical toilet, a little shower, a kitchenette, and could sleep four people. So as not to sleep in isolated places, he usually parked the camper in public squares or near the police station.

In the Baccano Valley he would sleep in the open countryside. It was a safe and quiet place. There, for the first time, he perceived13 this truth: every emission of thought intersects in the air with countless others, like radio waves. If a radio message is broadcast into the atmosphere, all the stations tuned in to the same frequency pick it up and receive it; in the same way, Larago was certain that a thought emitted by a brain with no precise direction is picked up at a distance by a brain that is attuned to it, which in turn projects it into the atmosphere.

He had this insight at four in the morning, while he was in the midst of meditating in his bunk, stretched out face up and immobile, full of energy like a bird floating in the mind. Around him was the gleam of dawn and the tiny passenger compartment of the camper, but Larago was not in his physical body14. He did not hear the sounds of the awakening countryside. In his nomadic dwelling, swept along by his one thought, he rose into the higher bodies and ‘knew’ that the great currents of thought are radio messages, which are first picked up by the more sensitive individuals, who bring them to maturity, rework them, and then transmit them to the collectivity in the form of ideologies, behaviours, speeches, books, movies, and art works.

11. In order to say that an individual is not evolved, it would be necessary to know his real intentions and see the colour of his codes. Who can do this, except an individual who is no longer a human being?

12. Meditation has achieved a certain degree of importance in the western world. However, the way it is conceived by many, it is more spiritual bodybuilding exercise than an act of evolution. In order to be evolutive, meditation must not be a flight from the world but interpenetration with the world.

13. Feeling is the activity of the consciousness. Insight is the more elevated activity of the mental body.

14. During the current general initiation, an increasing number of individuals are the object, or believe they are the object, of extraordinary phenomena. Often the phenomena reported are exercises of the I, but they serve to make the individual meditate on the wonder of his evolutive destiny.

"Because I feel it"

Larago would enunciate his words carefully, and he never mumbled, but spoke as calmly as he looked. He never talked hurriedly, much less hastily. He shunned frenzy, loud voices, and agitation; nothing he said ever sounded like an exclamation. This made his voice pleasantly penetrating and his words easily persuasive. Whatever he said was imprinted on the mind of his listeners; it was hard for them to refuse what Larago2 was saying, because it was useful for their life. If someone asked him, “How can you be so sure of what you are saying?” Larago would answer, “Because I feel it.”3

He imposed his concepts gradually, and they penetrated more deeply the more people realized that he was not interested in imposing them. He would repeat for the sole4 purpose of helping someone.

He had a naturally persuasive voice and a tranquilly unassailable, courteously affirmative tone. He never used improper expressions, and the terms he came up with to help those who asked his advice were never offensive. He listened with a restful expression, and the irony of his enemies often met the same fate as a knife caught in a vice, being reduced to impotence. This capacity to convince attracted Miriam so strongly that her original aversion to Larago turned into submission.

2. Someone who still needs a teacher demonstrates that he belongs to the band of middle evolution. Believing that we can delegate to someone outside ourselves the broadening of our way of feeling is an illusion, even if a necessary one. Each person has to discover the teacher that is in him, his inner teacher.

3. This is the force of faith. Living any faith at all is much more evolutive than living no faith, because someone who believes in something with his whole being makes his consciousness vibrate and his consciousness constitutes itself.

4. Is it really true that this is the only aim, or is it the I that leaks even into the behaviours that seem completely altruistic? The Guides call this leakage the subtle play of the I.

The Drug Addict

The first time it happened to him, was while he was talking with a young drug addict and the boy’s mother. Larago’s fame had spread beyond his circle of friends, and many people sought him out. Being close to him gave them strength. It was not a sensation that was easy to explain, but had to be experienced; being near him, even without talking, gave a sense of measured fullness, of placid satisfaction.1

The mother listened to her son as he talked with Larago, who was insisting on one concept: “Drugs kill you,” he said, “besides physically and evolutionally, because they waste your time.2  When you take drugs, you move your awareness3 from the physical plane to the astral plane, and this leap gives you the pleasure of a ‘trip’, but since we evolve only in the physical plane, every time you take drugs, you skip school. As long as you have a physical body, the astral plane does not belong to you. The Law requires you to live the experiences of the physical plane.”

“I can’t stand this shitty life anymore!” said the boy.

“You can’t do without it. If you are inserted into physical life, it is because the Law demands that you have this experience, the only one4 that serves for your subsequent evolution.”

“My life stinks!”5 said the drug addict.

“It is a stink that you need,”6 Larago repeated.

1. Creating a teacher for oneself is part of the evolutionary process of many people, but the goal is the teacher that is already within us.

2. A drug addict’s time is pain. The addict creates friction with the Law, because he evades it through the astral trips that drugs bring about. Thus he creates his pain, because the Law cannot be evaded, but only obeyed.

3. The same thing happens definitively at the moment of passing.

4. The uniqueness of experiences is given by their mathematical nature. In the equation of evolution no passage is superfluous, because each passage fulfils an evolutionary need. If we live on the physical plane, this is the condition of existence that we need in order to broaden our current way of feeling.

5. Those who are in the middle phase of evolution are often pessimistic about their lives and those of others. They do not yet see the true aim of life, which, through the Law’s perfect justice, reveals itself in the building of consciousness.

6. It is the person’s own consciousness that, in order to evolve, creates for itself the existential quality that the individual perceives as external to him. Until he achieves a certain evolution, the individual is not conscious of being at the same time the creator and the consumer of what he is living.

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