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When a Voice in a Dream Gives You “The Answer”

{Subtitle: The Codicils: A Vision for 21st Century America & the World.}

© John W. Robinson Dream Awareness Network Oct. 6, 2020

Some definitions of the word "idea" are as follows: [1] a thought, plan, or suggestion about what to do, [2] an opinion or belief, [3] something that you imagine or picture in your mind [4] any conception existing in the mind as a result of mental understanding, mental awareness, or mental activity.

With this lead in, I want to present an idea for any explorers that are new to the world of understanding their dreams. This is the idea that you can incubate a dream by suggesting and affirming to your inner self and your conscious self that you wish to experience a dream about a certain topic or more specifically to receive an answer to a question, or to receive practical guidance in the solving of a real life problem.

This is a practice in the art of dreamwork that I have been using for over 50 years with many successes. Jane Roberts, author of the Seth material, refers to it and other practices as becoming A Dream Art Scientist. At times, the practice will take persistence to develop. But if you are disciplined in the practice it will eventually become your expectation that you will receive the information from a dream that you seek. I believe this practice illustrates the admonition to:

• Seek and you will find.

• Ask and you will receive.

• Knock and the door will be opened.

The practice is that of dream incubation, or to develop or produce a dream about that which you are incubating. One of my most recent experiences at dream incubation deals with a concern many people have with the present state of perceived chaos, confusion over a vision for the future, and a lack of a continued movement toward equality & justice for all. These are all indicators that the experiment in democracy that our American culture has been involved in for so long, appears to be evolving. But, it is not just an American experience, it is a global experience.

It is with a history of proving this method in my dreamwork and a belief in its power that one night a few weeks ago, before falling asleep, I suggested to my conscious mind, subconscious mind and inner self that I desired and expected more insight and a solution to the societal anguish and confusion that millions are experiencing at this historical time. How do we as a society move forward?

With that background, I awake from a dream that night with this action taking place. My dreaming self like my waking self is asking the question to another personality in my dream. I am aware of another personality being in the dream event even though upon awaking I could not identify that personality. What impacted me was a voice that stated very clearly – “Reread the ending of Oversoul Seven and the Museum of Time and you will discover your answer”. Awakening from this dream and the certainty of the voice in the dream, I felt that I had received the answer to my suggestion, or incubation of the ideas stated above.

Immediately upon getting out of bed, I went to the family room which now serves also as a writer’s office for me. I found the book among the many books authored by Jane Roberts,  or books by others sharing their experience with the material. At last count I think it totaled about 35 volumes.

I opened the book to the section suggested by the dream voice and began reading. It did not take long before I discovered the answer to my specific request for the dream incubation.

There it was in plain sight in black & white very clearly laid out. The word is Codicils.

I knew then I had read about the Codicils, previously in the books “Psychic Politics” and “…The Museum of Time”, and at the time had an idea, that I wanted to write a blog about the Codicils because I believed them to be a touchstone in the evolution of civilization and its move toward justice and equality for all while developing humanity’s nature to it full extant.

(Moment Point Press - 2000 edition – Copyright © by Robert F. Butts

© 1976 Jane Roberts (Prentice Hall)

I will now share with you my rediscovery of the Codicils as recorded by Jane Roberts in The Oversoul Seven Trilogy and Psychic Politics. The source I begin with is the literary fiction work The Oversoul Seven Trilogy. The Trilogy was transmitted and written by Jane thru altered states of consciousness. The quotes I will use come from the 1995 Amber-Allen Publishing edition of the Trilogy, published by Robert Butts (Jane’s spouse) over 10 years after Jane’s physical death.

The following quotes are from sections of the referenced work beginning on page 538 and ending on 545 (last page in the trilogy). Open your mind to a new awareness and understanding. To set the stage, passages from the book’s last chapter follow.

“George was always embarrassed for Window when he spoke for Christ or Monarch; he couldn’t look him in the face. Grinning, he said, “the George?” “Well, I’m George anyhow.”

“I’m deeply honored,” “Monarch said.”

“He is the George, “Leona whispered mentally, and he isn’t, I can tell. Something’s …distorted.”

“And then obviously you aren’t trying to steal the Codicils,” Monarch replied to George, with relief.

“Seven interrupted.” “We’re trying to make sure that the Codicils do appear in your time. You must be dream travelers.”

…”George shook his own head. He knew that whatever Window would say was true. But how did he know”?

“Window began: “I use to speak for a personality called Monarch—as you know. Well, suddenly that consciousness and mine merged. I knew Monarch’s life and he knew mine. But his was a world that makes ours really look sick. I’ve never been so happy in my life as when I glimpsed pictures of that world through his mental images. And his world was based on completely different ideas than ours is….”

“While Oversoul Seven was so concerned with finding the Codicils, the words “the Codicils” kept sounding through Josephine’s mind. She sensed some odd familiarity as if she herself had run across that particular phrase in some significant way before. That is, she thought the words meant “appendages to a will.” Yet suppose in this connotation, they meant “appendages to the will” – to man’s will?” {My note added: In this use “man’s will” refers to mankind, or humanity’s personal will in the generic sense.}

“With no particular destination in mind, she walked up the stairs to her small study and found herself examining the piles of books stacked so neatly on the bookshelves. “The Codicils”, she muttered angrily, anxiously. As if by themselves, her hands began rummaging through the books, fingering the pages. Yet she had the odd feeling that her fingers knew what they were doing, that she had in mind some particular goal beyond her conscious knowing.”

“…She suddenly yelled out in triumph and exaltation as she found the phrase, the particular phrase that was so vital. It was in an old book, Psychic Politics, by Jane Roberts, written many years before. There it was – the blueprint for mankind’s future, the blueprint that she was now completely sure was also written in the tissues and cells of the species itself. She read quickly, triumphantly:”


(Alternate hypotheses as a base for private and public experience)

1. “All of creation is sacred and alive, each part connected to each other part, and each communicating in a creative cooperative commerce in which the smallest and the largest are equally involved.”

2. “The physical senses present one unique version of reality, in which being is perceived in a particular dimensionalized sequence, built up through neurological patterning, and is the result of one kind of neurological focus. There are alternate neurological routes, biologically acceptable, and other sequences so far not chosen.”

3. “Our individual self government and our political organizations are by-products of sequential perception, and our exterior methods of communication set up patterns that correlate with, and duplicate, our synaptic behavior. We lock ourselves into certain structures of reality in this way.”

4. “Our sequential prejudiced perception is inherently far more flexible than we recognize, however. There are half steps – other unperceived impulses – that leap the nerve ends, too fast and too slow for our usual focus. Recognition of these can be learned and encouraged, bringing in perceptive data that will trigger changes in usual sense response, filling out potential sense spectra with which we are normally not familiar.”

5. “This greater possible sense spectrum includes increased perception of inner bodily reality in terms of cellular identity and behavior; automatic conscious control of bodily processes; and increased perception of exterior conditions as the usual senses become more vigorous. (Our sight, for example, is not nearly as efficient as it could be. Nuances of color, texture, and depth could be expanded and our entire visual area attains a brilliance presently considered exceptional or supernormal.)”

“Josephine’s glance slid down the page. The Codicils were followed by comments by the author. There was a paragraph called Comments on the Codicils. It seemed to apply to Codicil #1 and to the five Codicils in general at the same time. She read the pertinent passages quickly and impatiently.”


“Acceptance of these first codicils would expand practical knowledge of the self, break down barriers that are the result of our prejudiced perception, and restructure personal, social, and political life.”

“Concepts of the self and practical experience of the self must be broadened if the species is to develop its true potentials. Only an evolution of consciousness can alter the world view that appears to be our official line of consciousness.”

I, John, will digress from quoting from the book and say to the reader of this blog that there are two more pages of Comments on the Codicils that are a must for reading and understanding if you hold the view I do that our culture and the world needs to change its current direction, or the survival of mankind as we know it may be in jeopardy. I encourage you from my heart, to seek, find, read, and become aware of these Codicils. The realization of your human potential may be at stake. Now I am returning to quoting from the book to bring this blog to an ending.

“…George the First cried out: “Zounds, what luck!”

“You’ll never know,” Seven whispered to George mentally. “Goodbye, dear friend, at least for now.” He grinned and added, “It’s been a –uh—super relationship. You succeeded in your pursuits far better than you know.”

And Seven knew that it was all right, that everything was all right, always had been all right, that it had only been their anxieties and doubts that ever made it all seem wrong. They were all couched and safe, forever secure, forever jubilant at the heart of their own beings. There was never anything to be afraid of, if only they trusted the great sweet security that forever held the vitality of their beings, for they were all truly splendid, a part of a loving universe that cradled them forever in a safety and love literally beyond all comprehension.”

In closing this great example of the type of information you may get when you choose to incubate a dream, I encourage you to follow my lead. You may become aware of a new worldview that may be in your future now. A future governed by the CODICILS discussed in the two books referenced. Or, you may just become aware of the power of your dreams for releasing dramatic changes in your life. Either way the process is a win-win situation.

Look for more blogs on this site in the future expanding on these Codicil concepts while being related to my personal dreams and experiences or related to the dreams or experiences of others.

(Note: Incubation image courtesy of C4DL Lab)


The Codicils were first received by Jane Roberts from her mental library and published in her book Psychic Politics-An Aspect Psychology Book, published in 1976. The Codicils I share above were included at the end of the third book of the Oversoul Seven Trilogy, Oversoul Seven and the Museum of Time, a fiction novel. This is the reference to which my dream voice first led me, pointing me in the direction of the answer to my question. Jane published the first book of the trilogy The Education of Oversoul Seven in 1973. In 1979 The Further Education of Oversoul Seven was published. The last book of the trilogy Oversoul Seven and the Museum of Time was published in 1984.

In the book Psychic Politics, chapter 21, Jane shares how she received the Codicils. She describes the source as a type of psychic library.

…Finally one morning as I sat at my table, I saw the library transposed against the living room wall. My double sat there, reading a book. At the same time, the word “codicil” kept coming into my mind again. I heard it mentally, at first faintly and then it sounded louder and louder until I wrote the word down and waited. Then I knew that the material to come represented an alternate model for civilization to follow, and that I was transcribing my book from one depicting such a model—a model that we hadn’t chosen in the past. The codicils would represent a fresh hypothesis upon which to build a new, better civilization.”

As Jane reflected and expanded on what she was receiving, she suddenly realized:

“That the rest of the book would deal with an alternate model for civilization to follow based on the codicils I had just received and others to follow”. … “The rest of the material came very rapidly, and I found myself caught up in a vision of the world far different than the one we know.”

“The codicils, followed, would lead to a government as natural, orderly, and spontaneous as the seasons in which each individual brings personhood to fulfillment to the best of his or her ability, and in so doing automatically plays a potent role in the development of the entire society. Such a civilization would be based upon the following codicils, added to those already given.”

Additional Codicils

1. Each person is a unique version of an inner model that is itself a bank of potentials, variations, and creativity. The psyche is a seed of individuality and selfhood, cast in space-time but ultimately independent of it.

2. We are born in many times and places, but not in a return of identity as we understand it; not as a copy in different clothes, but as a new self ever-rising out of the psyche’s life as the new ruler rises to the podium or throne, in a psychic politics as ancient as humanity.

3. Civilizations both past and present represent projections of inner selfhood, and mirror the state of the mass psyche at any given time. We hold memory and knowledge of past civilizations as we hold unconscious memories of our private early current life experiences.

4. From our present, we exert force upon the past as well as the future, forming our ideas of the past and reacting accordingly. We actually project events into our own new past.

5. Each generation forms a new past, one that exists as surely as the present, not just an imaginary construct but as a practical platform—a newly built past—upon which we build a present.

6. Options and alternate models for selfhood and civilization exist in a psychic pattern of probabilities from which we can choose to actualize an entirely new life system.

And so, just as a dream can have a false awakening; an experience where you think you have awakened from a dream and begin reflecting on it, only to find out you are still dreaming when your consciousness in the dream gives you a clue pointing toward that fact; - I will now have a second ending to this report with a quote from Seth (Jane’s teacher) used as the closing to Jane’s book Psychic Politics.

“I am a poor imitation of the voices of your own psyches to which you do not listen. I will be un-needed, and gladly so, when you realize that the vitality and reinforcement and joy are your own, and rise from the fountain of your own beings; when you realize that you do not need me for protection, for there is nothing you need protect yourself against.”



Oracle At The High Gate

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 8:09 PM
Oracle at the High Gate
Each of us possesses a magical place of imagination.  We can travel to this place using our mind’s eye. Oh, I must tell you, this place is altogether real if you believe it is. 
Imagine if you will, traveling down a path surrounded by scenic vistas that give you a feeling of inner peace as you take in the beauty.  Continue on this path as it leads you up a gentle slope, enjoying the beautiful surroundings. You may even see a relaxing waterfall cascading down the terrain.  Coming up ahead you can begin to see a large interesting building like a castle home at the top of this hill. As you get closer, you see a wall surrounding the house, with a gate that allows you passage beyond the wall.
As you approach the entrance you are greeted by an Oracle that guards the gate to this house on the high plateau. This is the Oracle at the High Gate ¹. All newcomers to this magical place are asked a question by the Oracle: “What is the correct time?”  There is only one correct answer to the Oracle’s question: “The time is now! – The Present is the Point of Power.”  If you answer correctly, the Oracle of the High Gate will allow you to enter the house which is a very magical place indeed and experience all that it has to offer. If the answer escapes you, you will be given other chances to learn.
Once inside the house you see that it is full of objects; some of which are familiar and some you may have only seen in your imagination or your dreams. You have entered the House of Time. The House of Time is a realm of unbelievable time travel. Just by touching any object in the house, you are transported to the past or to the future and you have the experience of being in either place you chose and seeing the connections associated with that particular object. It will be as if you are in a dream you created. You can move to a new experience at anytime you have the thought and touch a different object.
When you tire of all the time travel, if that is possible, you may choose to go through the large wooden doors with the ornate carvings. You notice above these doors, written in gilded letters, the words Library of All That Is.  As you enter this library, the librarian tells you that it contains all the books of knowledge and wisdom that have ever been written or that will ever be written in the future. You may pull any of these books off the shelf and sit in quiet while your mind is absorbed with the wonder of it all. If you prefer to sit at a computer, you will be able to access it all in an electronic format simply by thinking about what it is you want to know; no key strokes necessary. This library is very high touch and high tech! Whatever method you choose, you will quickly be immersed in other worlds.
As you are taking in all this wisdom and knowledge, you hear the librarian announce that meetings with the Master Teachers will begin in 30 minutes; allowing you time to wrap up your time in the library and move to the next great experience. All the great past and future Master Teachers will be holding group and private sessions, so you will not have to worry about reserving a space. It always seems to work out in your favor. Only a limited number of people will be in this magical place at any one time it seems; something to do with knowing the correct answer to the question posed by the Oracle at the High Gate.
These Master Teachers are Oracles in their own right and can assist in providing you with specific information that will allow you to arrive at the best answer to any question concerning your own personal value fulfillment. By the way, the answers you arrive at in this place, by this process will always help others achieve their own personal value fulfillment. This is quite a magical place as I told you! There really is enough of everything for everybody. Your consciousness may seem to be exploding like a “big bang” the scientists talk about as you sense that it is time to move on to your next great adventure in this House of Time.
 You leave the meeting with your Master Teacher and the librarian escorts you to your last adventure for this trip to the magical realm guarded by the Oracle. You find yourself standing at the entrance to another room in the House of Time. The sign above reads: The Hall of Records – The Books of Your Life.  You think, “How could that be, I am still living my life?” You find the book just about your life and sit to read it, or you sit at a computer and use the high tech approach to observe your life being lived by you, past, including past lives, present and future. You are “feeling blown away” and sit in total amazement.
You soon realize that the future you are seeing is the result of the current course you are on, based on the way you are making decisions and the current beliefs you hold dear. You learn that the future is always a probable event based on current beliefs, thoughts, emotions, intents, desires and the actions you take. You learn that the actual event that you might experience in the future can change any time you change any of these mentioned steering currents. You control the set of your sail. And, you have unlimited energy and resources at your command! You learn, maybe for the first time, that you create your future reality.
Finally, at the end of your review of The Book of Your Life, you are told that if you want to return to the earth plane with a different blueprint and try it all again, you will be allowed and encouraged to do that. Of course, the Master Teachers will give you guidance in that pursuit. Maybe you have discovered flaws in the blueprint you have been living by in your current life. But, maybe everything has been a fantastic voyage filled with inner peace and joy, even in the midst of some sorrows and you feel you are ready to be a Teacher yourself. The possibilities are truly endless.
You finish your session in the Hall of Records and the review of your own Book of Life and return to the big room with the passageway back to physical reality. As you are preparing to leave this magical house, you know you can return as many times as you like. There is only one condition to you being allowed to return. As you leave and pass by the Oracle once again, you will be asked the same question as when you entered the House of Time. If you provide the correct answer you will be able to return as many times as you desire. You will just have to close you eyes and start walking down the path that leads to the Oracle at the High Gate that guards the entrance to the magical realm and the House of Time. You may even find yourself making the visit while your body sleeps and your inner self dreams. Be sure to write down your experience if you make the visit from dreamland as you may forget some of the important details.
Now that you have read the tale of the Oracle at the High Gate, you will always know the answer to the Oracle’s question “What is the correct time?”
Either way you travel to the House of Time, remember, when you return to physical reality, to be on the lookout for dreams, impulses, coincidences and synchronicities that will be your sign that you are on the right path or that you need to make corrections in order to fulfill the blueprint for your life that is your current master plan to Magical Living. Think of it as being an actor or actress in an unfolding lifelong play and you are also the one who wrote the script, produced and directed the play, and the one who writes the critical analysis of the adventure. As the one playing all the parts, you can change every act if necessary until the ending is just as you can imagine in your wildest dreams. Enjoy the show! Tickets go on sale every day. I hope you have a Magical Life!
© August 2012 by John W. Robinson
Dream Awareness Network
Note: Part of the story line used here is borrowed from an idea in the book the Three “Only” Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence & Imagination by Robert Moss, my life experience, study of the Seth material and from reading about the legend of the Oracle at Delphi in ancient Greece.
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