While reading the biographies of what I call Superstars (heroes from history) you might have wondered what it would have been like to have known them, to have been close to them and witness their talent, their will and desire to make a difference. To have been able to look into their eyes and been touched by their love or their genius. I had such an opportunity.
I was fortunate to have as my Spiritual Master, Dr. George King, born in Wellington, Shropshire in England on January 23, 1919. It is difficult for me to find adequate words to describe the life and works of this spiritual giant who in his lifetime undertook humanitarian feats of global proportions.
How can I make these claims? I was a close student of his for twenty-five years from 1972 until his passing in 1997 and can attest first-hand to his unique character and abilities. I remember I had heard his name and knew a little about the reputation of this Master as a child in the 1960s but was not prepared when I first met him. He was far greater than I could ever imagine.
As a psychic child and young adult I prided myself on being able to tune into people and analyze them, as well as their strengths and their weaknesses. I had a sort of psychic antenna that I would consciously use and was pleased with my progress which later helped me in my astrological counseling. However, Dr. King was the first person I had met who appeared to know what I was doing, and he smiled knowingly. I was unable to analyze this great Master because I knew instantly that he was so far above me and beyond my reach.
I was deeply impressed by his knowing wisdom combined with strength and courage, the like of which I had not experienced previously nor since. Yet at the same time as feeling this strength, I was also immersed in his deep compassion and understanding of me and all my faults and weaknesses. I knew instantly that this Master had the truth and wisdom I was seeking, and for the next period of my life until his passing I was honored to be accepted by him as one of his fifty or so close students worldwide.
Although I could write about many of my Master’s qualities, for the purposes of this article I shall focus on several of his abilities, such as his remarkable telepathic abilities and his feats as an inventor. Dr. King understood and gave profound teachings on the power of the mind; he excelled in the realms of imagination and creative visualization. Even as a boy, he never hesitated to think thoughts on a grand scale. He dreamed of a better world and worked hard to bring his vision to life.
Later his focused effort through years of strict yoga discipline led him to attainment of the highest states of consciousness. By the early 1950s, his wisdom and mastery were evident to all around him. Through incredible mental control he was able to levitate, to dematerialize and rematerialize, and leave his body at will. However, ever seeking ways to serve mankind rather than his own advancement, he soon left behind his own bliss and phenomenal psychic abilities.
On one occasion in London in the 1980s, I was physically close to him after he had brought about the mystic state referred to as Samadi during which he channeled messages from the Masters. I was profoundly impressed by the sheer power and intensity of his elevated vibrations during this reception. As I approached I could feel the enticing, yet powerful after effects of this mystic state and of his intensely heightened vibrations.
When I met Dr. King in the early 1970s he was already talking about the energy crisis. He taught, however, that the real crisis is not the shortage of oil and gas but a lack of spiritual energy and he termed this The Spiritual Energy Crisis. His inventions addressed this underlying crisis of a lack of spiritual energy on this planet. After all, spiritual energy is another name for the power of love and it is a shortage of love and compassion that is behind all the problems on this planet. There is enough to go around but selfishness, greed and materialism stops the flow of love and this in turn stops the flow of other essential forms of energy such as gas, food and fuel.
There were many diverse sides to this Master’s rich, complex personality. He was an inventor whose healing missions store spiritual energy as a first-aid measure in times of world crisis. He was an occultist who taught the deeper secrets of yoga and spirituality. He was a disciplinarian who imposed tremendous self-discipline to gain the higher states of consciousness. He was a humorist with a delightful sense of humor who loved to entertain. He was an immense character, vibrant and dynamic, fully alive to everything and everyone around him. He was a lover of God in the true sense, revealing that Love is energy, above emotion. His wisdom was elevated, stretching our mind and hearts inwards and upwards to the truth. He urged us to “worship at the shrine of truth“. In his own words “Truth is, whether you like it or not, does not matter“.
As an astrologer, if I was to draw a word picture of the perfect Aquarius, this great Master would be it. He is the Aquarian Master.