of the Dead
Altea has the rare gift of being able to communicate with the
dead, Working professionally for over 15 years as a psychic medium,
she observes that people do not "die," but transform
and continue on after death with their journey of the soul.
Rosemary is from
Worlaby, England. In contrast to her British background, she
is guided by the spirit of an Apache Indian chief, Grey Eagle.
Her autobiography, The Eagle and the Rose, is newly released
by Warner Books. In the book are several fascinati ng stories
of her communications with those on the other side. I found myself
immersed and intrigued with it.
One morning, before
the interview date, I was driving to work. I imagined the interview
as a possible opportunity to get in-touch with a deceased loved
one. Knowing a number of deceased souls, I wanted my choice to
be one the readers could appreciate. At that moment, magically,
the windshield wipers swiped the window on their own. It's a
secret sign. That always happens when Ron Lane, my friend in
spirit, wants my undivided attention. I burst out laughing. "Okay,
Ron. I'll see if Rosemary is willing."
if you remember the Harmonic Convergence, there's no doubt you'll
remember Ron Lane. He helped bring it to life in Seattle. He
owned the Crystal Connection store in Ballard, and was well-known
from here South America. He was magical then, and he's magical
now. The only difference is that I can't see him. But I always
know when he's around.
ado, The New times presents the following interview with Rosemary
Altea. And a visit with and old friend... and then some
Candy: Would you
like to describe Grey Eagle, your spirit guide?
Rosemary: Grey Eagle
is tall very broadset, and handsome. He has incredible almond-shaped
eyes. His presence exudes real power and strength and at the
same time, an incredible gentleness. Most importantly, he is
my best friend. He is always with me, a nd assists me in what
Candy: What do you
see when you commune with the deceased?
Rosemary: I see
people! I don't see ghosts or apparitions, only people. I might
see them from a distance, or up close. There are times when I
might see them as a shadow - it depends on how clear the connection
is. I suppose it depends on how much I'm concentrating and how
much I'm listening. Sometimes I don't see them at all - I hear
them, or feel them tapping me on the shoulder. But, mostly, I
see them just as I see you: real and solid, living, breathing,
and feeling. I don't see them as "dead" or "deceased."
I see them as continuing their lives. They're carrying on with
their journey. We were before we came here, and now we are. And
we continue when we leave here.
Candy: What exactly
do the departed souls do on the other side?
that's a bit like asking what do we do here? There are those
of us who never had the time to learn or explore. I think, basically
it's a journey of exploration. Wherever that kind of learning
takes place is where they will be.
Candy: Do they discuss
much along the lines of reincarnation?
Rosemary: Yes. I
think the reason why we are here is for the growth of the soul
and the enlightenment of the spirit self. People may ask me,
what's the difference between the soul and the spirit? I liken
the difference to that of the aura of the human form. The "spirit"
is the energy field or the soul, full of light and color. Depending
upon the soul, if it's growing, the energy field is very powerful,
very positive, and full of light. If the soul is dull or deadened,
- just as the physical form is dull or deadened, the aura dims,
and the spirit so dims.
Candy: So, what
determines where the soul goes next?
Rosemary: Most people
I talk to about reincarnation speak as though there is nowhere
else to go but the earth plane, then back and forth between living
and dying. I believe that when we die we have a choice. It's
the same choice we had before we came he re. That choice is where
do we need to go now, what experience do we need to have now,
what more growing and how much more enlightened do we need to
become? I believe that some people choose to come back here again
and live in a new form, in ano ther way. But there are many who
choose to go on. There are many universes.
Candy: You mentioned
in the book about how babies and small children who die continue
to grow and mature on the other side. What kind of aging process
takes place there?
Rosemary: It's different
for each soul. Each soul chooses. I have seen young men 20 or
30 years old who had died at five or six. I've seen little girls
who died when they were two months old who are now seven or eight.
In the book; I t a story about a man who died when he was four
days old. His twin sister was 56 when I met her. He had followed
her in growth all along. If you're talking about physical form,
it's not the same. We choose the form. I often see people who
have died very tragically of illness that had aged them looking
ten years younger they were "alive." I've also spoken
to children who died many, many years ago, who are still children.
Candy: The million
dollar question is: "Is there a hell?"
Rosemary: Many people
would say that this earth is our living hell. In some ways, I
would agree. I think what you're asking is, "Is there a
dark place?" I would have to say "yes." There
are many of us who walk on this earth who are evil. They have
evil thoughts and are evil doers. When we die, every one of us
has a choice: we can go to the light or not. I wouldn't say the
dark is an evil place, just dark, and narrow and becoming narrower.
It is a place of discontent, anger, and bitterness. I can think
of no worse place to be than with other people who are like that.
When we die, no matter we did, each of us has the opportunity
to go to the light. Let's say there was a man who did evil things,
and when he died he had a chance to stand in the light and be
embraced by it. If he chooses to stand in the light, he ch ooses
to see his own soul as most truly evil. He will feel ten, twenty,
fifty-fold times the pain he has caused to others. He will see
that his soul has wizened. And, if he steps into the light it
will be because finally he would realize that ther e would always
be someone there to help him. On this earth plane, we have the
physical form that hides who we really are. There (on the other
side), there is no physical form to hide behind. Who you are
and what you are shines through when you go over to the spirit
world. There are no disguises. Everyone sees everything you are.
Candy: Have you
communicated with spirits from planets or galaxies other than
Rosemary: I have
visited other worlds, I have traveled the universe, and I have
seen many things. That's not a "yes," and it's not
a "no." I have never seen little green men. I have
always talked to "people."
Candy: What is the
most important message you can give us at this time?
Rosemary: My guide,
Grey Eagle, states that we are here primarily for the growth
of the soul, for the enlightenment of the spirit self. We have
a responsibility to the world, to our friends, to our neighbors.
Responsibility starts with us. I would say, each man, each woman,
and each child is the "mother" of the world. We hold
the world in our hands. We must recognize that we are all human,
we have faults and failings. We can't attain such great heights.
We're not totally pure, although we may strive to be. Grey Eagle
would say that as long as we try, even if we fail, it doesn't
matter. just try. I have asked my guide, what is the key to our
producing a world which is good? He answers simply, "Your
world needs gentleness. Only with; gentleness will your world
survive. There are many people who see gentleness and perceive
it as weakness, but my guide - who is a warrior would say, "Use
your gentleness as a warrior may use his sword. Raise it above
your head and wield it, unafraid, willingly, positively in a
direct way. Use that gentleness and go forward."
Candy: Would it
be appropriate for us to ask if you could contact someone for
us? Could you do that?
Rosemary: Who would
Candy: Someone from
our common here, Ron Lane. Many of the leaders know him.
change in eye movement): I'm just aware of someone who died of
cancer. I'm connecting with a lady who had cancer in her chest,
her lungs, and had great difficulty in her breathing. (Rosemary
looks at me) Sorry, it's not someone from the community you speak
of. She's here for you.
my head and trying to keep my composure): She is, I know. (It's
Rosemary: I'm aware
of her standing behind you, playing with your hair. Over and
over, she tells me to tell you that her cancer is all gone. And
she's with you. On your other side is a man of slight build.
He has dark hair. He appears better than he did during the dying
process. I think this is the man you are asking for. He died
Candy: Yes, that's
Rosemary: He's giving
me a thumbs-up!
both sides of me, laughing): Ron is asking me to say I have to
do the two of them! They'll have to take turns! (Rosemary looks
to Ron) He tells of his pain and his tears, but they are tears
of joy. for some reason he is talking a bout his writing. He's
been doing writing there. He says you have to keep going, you
have to keep writing, for all of us, every one of us. He is talking
about the office being moved. He says you've moved -- moved it
all around! It looks so much nicer now, so much better now. You
have more space, more elbow room. He says, "Don't think
that you've moved without me. I'm still watching - and I'm still
running things from my end." (I burst into laughter - this
was so typical of Ron). He'd like to give a message to all of
you. He's got the most wicked eyes and he's laughing at me. (Rosemary
snickers) He says he'd like to leave a message, but only if you'll
print it.. So, you'll have to print it! He says, "Tell them
it's wonderful here! My illness is gone, I am made whole again!
And, everything we've believed and more than you can imagine
- is possible, and so joyful! I stand in the light. The words
I say to you come out of my mouth like fire, like a torch. Use
it to light the way, burn a path. Burn a path through the pages
and let them know I am alive! Please, let them know I am alive.
(Rosemary turns to my other shoulder) Your mother is waiting.
There's a birthday coming up. She tells me, "Happy Birthday!
"(My daughter, Lisa, is 4 turning 18!) She wanted to be
sure to say that. She's blowing kisses. She smiles and says "Write
this down, too. All of those who don't get this opportunity,
tell them about us." She points to you and says, "For
she is our voice." (Rosemary's voice begins to fade out)
Ron is crying, but he wants me to tell you, "Tears of joy,
my dear, tears of joy."
Mom died of cancer
in 1989. I had a feeling she'd show up. As for Ron, he validates
everything I else here. He is slight of build, dark hair, and
yes, wicked eyes when he's laughing or up to something. He died
of AIDS in 1991. Ron was very familiar with the former location
of The New Times, which has very recently moved to a more spacious
office. And he always called me "my dear." This was
an incredible experience. There is no question that they are
The address for
the Rosemary Altea Association of Healers is P.O. Box 25, Brigg,
South Humberside, DN20 OSU, England.