N.B. This translation contains errors due to the insurmountable language differences between German and English
Saturday, April 10th, 1993
RELIGION AND FAITH ARE NOT THE PATH TO TRUTH
Religion, as the embodiment of the backward link toward a god or a creator, is equivalent to stagnation, a barrier to progress, restriction, restraint and a clinging attachment to prescribed thinking practices and false philosophies, ideologies, doctrines and other teachings by church and creed. The dogmas of cult religions and religious sects deny and disallow man his inherent right to research and fathom the creational principles and universal connections through his own laborious thinking processes. There is only one path to cognize the truth: Everyone who wishes to enter man's only feasible and evolutionary path must thoroughly ponder everything ever read, heard or experienced. This contemplation must be thorough and honest, with the required healthy capacity for critique, as well as rationale and reasoning. In so doing, a person achieves clarity of the real context which, in turn, enables him/her to obtain the necessary knowledge through personal efforts.
Thus, we the members of the Free Community of Interests Universal (Freie Interessengemeinschaft Universell = FIGU) are not blindly faithful individuals who adhere to some obscure beliefs. Instead, we are human beings in search of the Truth.
NO VENERATION OF GODS AND IDOLS
The Free Community of Interests is, or rather we the members are, not party to any sectarian beliefs or religious communities. Therefore, we do not place above ourselves any saints, illuminati, so-called enlightened personages, extraterrestrials, gods, gurus, graven and guiding images, idols, channelers, mediums or any other veneration-demanding entities or personages, that is, any personage who is idolized, prayed to, worshiped or revered in one form or other, or who demands accountability in some manner for some actions and deeds.
Our members' manner of thinking is exclusively directed toward the truth of Creation's creative-natural order, laws and recommendations, and all of its all-great- time, spiritual guidelines of logic, wisdom and love.
WHAT IS RELIGION? WHAT IS RELEGEON?
To define the difference between religion and relegeon, the spirit plane ARAHAT ATHERSATA has disclosed the following:
Chapter IV, Evolution, Verses 75-80
75. Only relegeon must be used for evolution – never religion as implemented according to your current concepts on Earth.
76. In order to experience evolution, the truth, wisdom, mastery, knowledge, love and others must be gathered and united once again from currently existing principles.
77. Yet, a religious-type format, that is, a reverse link, destroys relegeon already in its basic substance and prevents it from ever finding fertile ground.
78. A relegeon format alone is capable of inducing profound successes – religious formats can never accomplish this.
79. From relegeon originates effective knowledge, which results in further wisdom and knowledge.
80. These, in turn, ensure that the path of evolution may be entered into through both forms.
Relegeon is the factor leading back toward the creational Truth, toward the Ur-Truth of all creational growth.
Expressed in a religious sense, religion implies a reverse-bond to a god, respectively a creator, within the constraints of religions, to whom man must subordinate himself.
The worldwide dissemination of the truth is FIGU's goal. It is achieved with Billy's help, together with the assistance of Plejarens and other life forms of non-terrestrial origin who know the Truth. For an inconceivably long period, such life forms have been living in accordance with the universal Truth and peaceful criteria and their effects. Additional FIGU's goals are, via teachings of the truth, to assist all humans in shaping their lives in harmony with the creational laws and recommendations, and to successfully implement the truth and its laws and recommendations on Earth in a creational-orderly and creational-appropriate manner.
LETTERS TO GOVERNMENTS
FIGU is obliged to inform human beings on Earth about the most pressing issues facing them, namely those concerning overpopulation, torture, capital punishment, along with other problems that affect the globe's entire population. To this end, FIGU is obligated to write to every country's government on Earth, so as to apprise them of the prevailing situation. Likewise, FIGU writes to every organization, association, group and private citizen who is affiliated with the subject matter, or who is somehow preoccupied with and interested in it.
THE DISSEMINATION OF THE TRUTH
THE PRODUCTION OF WRlTTEN MATERIAL
THE CRUSADE AGAINST OVERPOPULATION
FIGU organizes lectures in various countries in order to disseminate the truth.
Of course, we FIGU members are available every Sunday to respond to visitors' questions at the Center in Hinterschmidrüti. Likewise, from the Center we correspond with interested parties from various countries.
FIGU's pamphlet Voice of the Aquarian Age (Stimme der Wassermannzeit, German only) appears quarterly. Among other things, it deals with explanations pertaining to spiritual teachings and addresses many diverse and current topics.
In general, the pamphlets and books sold by FIGU deal with spiritual teachings and the contacts "Billy" Eduard Albert Meier maintains with the Extraterrestrials.
One of FIGU's great concerns is making Earth's inhabitants aware that the majority of ills on Earth are exclusiveIy caused by overpopulation. Planet Earth should not have a population of more than 529 million. And yet, at present (1993), the planet is occupied by approximately 5.5 billion human beings. This situation has led to a series of ills that can be rectified only when the natural upper limit of 529 million inhabitants has been re-established.
EFFORTS TO PRESERVE THE PLANET
In order to preserve planet Earth, FIGU continuously launches worldwide information campaigns to fight against these prevailing ills. Furthermore, along with many other assistants in the quest, each FIGU member contributes his or her share by participating in the regularly held peace meditation.
THE CENTER'S MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP
At the Semjase-Silver-Star-Center and all its installations, the creational laws and recommendations are taught and learned in conjunction with the spiritual teachings. For this reason individuals flock to the Center from all over the world to work, to learn, to communicate with like-minded persons, and to find peace and recreation in nature. Maintenance and upkeep at the Center, however, are provided by everyone's effort. Work is performed on a voluntary basis and in addition to each member's (and non- member's) regular occupation.
FIGHT AGAINST FALSE TEACHINGS, LIES AND ALL OTHER UNTRUTHS
TO INFORM BUT NOT PROSELYTIZE
FIGU is a community whose members can come from any country in the world. Likewise, FIGU communities can be founded and organized in any country on Earth, as long as these organizations remain in line with the patronage and guidelines of FIGU's headquarter in Switzerland and each country's national laws.
FIGU does not restrict its activities to specific countries or continents; indeed, its members are already active internationally.
Our mission in FIGU focuses on the worldwide dissemination of the truth and teachings of the spirit (spiritual teachings). Our task is to facilitate the emergence of the Truth in every way.
The fight for truth is a fight against lies, untruths and false teachings, and the battle must be fought with all conceivable means of information and instruction. FIGU provides information on all facets of truth, yet concedes each individual the right to his/her own opinion.
Neither as proselytizers nor as gatherers of "followers and believers", we of FIGU function exclusively within a framework of information, instruction and consultation. Simultaneously, of course, we work along the lines of exposure and explanations of the truth and its delivery, be that of a secular, natural, creational, spiritual or of a conscious nature.
WHAT HAVE BEEN OUR ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR?
The most important facets of Creation's laws and recommendations, rules and guidelines are laid down in appropriate, spiritually enlightening publications of FIGU's Wassermannzeit Publishing House. Through them, people from all over the world are now aware of the FIGU teachings and, in turn, of FIGU itself. International readers study the spiritual teachings and strive to translate the texts from German into their respective languages on FIGU's behalf. Through these activities we initiate a gradual rethinking process on this planet. The decisive basic language remains GERMAN, for the spiritual teachings in their entirety have a code in this language, as do many of FIGU's other publications.
WHAT IS FIGU?
FIGU, the Freie Interessengemeinschaft Universell (FIGU) or in English "Free Community of lnterests Universal", is a community of like-minded individuals who live in many different countries, who are of many nationalities and races, who are in search of the truth, and who attempt to adjust their thoughts, feelings and actions according to the natural and creational guidelines. We have joined the community upon our own, voluntary initiative to fulfill the obligations and tasks as equals, and to attain a progressive knowledge and wisdom through laborious toil.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE COMMUNITY?
In addition to the verbal and written dissemination of the spiritual teachings, all truth in a truthful form and its oral and written edification to human life forms, FIGU promotes additional goals, e.g., the fight against overpopulation, capital punishment, torture and the destruction of the environment among others. Another FIGU goal is the realization of the human life form's personal freedom as an individual and as the WE-life form in the material and spiritual realm.
ORGANIZATIONAL AND FINANCIAL FORMAT
FIGU is a non-profit organization, set up according to the laws pertaining to the formation of an association, Article 60 ff. of the Swiss Statutes (internationally speaking, FIGU is organized according to each country's prevailing regional laws). The organization's main financial support comes from members' and non-members' voluntary contributions, as well as from the sale of publications, photos among others. Our members receive neither salary nor reimbursement for their expenses; in fact, each member pays for his or her own share of the mission expenditures.
Membership within a passive group is open to anyone 18 years of age or older, who is willing to learn the creational-natural laws and recommendations and to live by them. Anyone under the age of 18 is accepted only with the permission of a parent or guardian. Publications will be sold to minors under 18 only with parental or the guardian's permission.
Membership within a Core Group (Core Group of the 49 or a Secondary Core Group) requires a lifelong willingness to accept a score of ties and tasks. Additional requirements include written proof of the individual's non-affiliation to any religion, personal references, and the disclosure of police and collection agency records. (Anyone under the age of 18 wanting to join a Core Group is accepted only with the permission of a parent or guardian.)
HOW DO WE DlFFER FROM A RELIGION OR A SECT?
Without exception, all religions, sects and ideologies, among others, are based on assumptions and beliefs that are diametrically opposed to the truthful spiritual teachings presented to terrestrial human beings by FIGU via 'Billy' Eduard Albert Meier, extraterrestrial human races, and by entities from higher and, indeed, the highest spiritual planes. These teachings are based on actual facts, truth, logic and wisdom. FIGU offers an opportunity for anyone to finally stride toward cognition of reality. After centuries, indeed millennia, of spiritual stagnation, a person can attain inner and outer freedom and assume the obligation of achieving personal spiritual evolution.
'Billy' Eduard Albert Meier's function is to act as the liaison between Plejarens from planet ERRA and their confederates and human beings on Earth. His one-on-one telepathic and physical contacts with the aliens shall continue until his life ends. He imparts to us the Extraterrestrials' important messages, instructions and warnings; likewise, he is the author of valuable texts about creational laws, recommendations, and other pertinent information.
IS 'BlLLY' MElER A PROPHET?
The Extraterrestrials have designated 'Billy' Eduard Albert Meier as the New Age Prophet. This does not mean, however, that he is a person with special authority. Rather, he is a human being like any other, but possesses unique capabilities and immense knowledge regarding spiritual matters and the corresponding wisdom. Through his contacts and his own acumen, he is capable of announcing the true teachings, messages and instructions that show the way to the future.
THE PLEJARENS FROM PLANET ERRA
'Billy's' extraterrestrial friends from planet ERRA are not angelic, supernatural beings, but are human beings with flesh and blood. They are, however, decidedly more highly evolved than human beings living on Earth. The Plejarens' main goal, relative to their activities on Earth, gravitates clearly towards the growth of terrestrial human beings' spirit and consciousness. They want to guide Earth beings back to the correct path of Truth from which they strayed a long time ago, and to present them with ancient insights, creational laws and recommendations, along with universally valid recommendations for the formation of an appropriate lifestyle.
UFOLOGY AS AN 'ANGLE'
Contrary to other UFO groups who exclusively deal with UFO phenomena, the background of spirituality and consciousness is far more important to FIGU than all ufological aspects put together. And yet, FIGU does not want to ignore ufology, particularly when it has on hand by far the most extensive and best material proof that ever existed. FIGU employs this proof whenever there is evidence of the necessary interest.
VOLUNTARY FULFILLMENT OF ONE'S DUTY
VOLUNTARY COLLABORATION AND MEMBERSHIP
LOYALTY AND FULFILLMENT OF DUTY
FREEDOM OF DECISION MAKING
FIGU calls itself a Free Community of Interests, which means that all of us members subject ourselves voluntarily, and upon our own free decision, to the community's regulated order. This voluntary membership and voluntary participation is a result of the self acquired cognition concerning the embedded duties that are a part of every life. An individual voluntarily begins to fulfill that duty as soon as its magnitude is fully recognized and comprehended. Once the individual makes a decision to comply with the duties recognized, being therefore in full freedom of thoughts and feelings, and without external or internal pressures, that person's fulfillment of duty then becomes a part of his/her life; as a partner to whom one remains loyal.
PREPARED TO ANSWER AND DISCUSS QUESTlONS
FIGU members are prepared to answer and address anyone's questions (either through its pamphlets, books, videos or in person) concerning life, Creation, the spirit, existence and BEING, the Where-From and the Where-To, the purpose of living, and so on and so forth.
It is our goal to ensure that everyone receives the best, most extensive and truthful replies to his/her questions, so that everyone's evolution progresses and the natural thirst for knowledge is quenched.
WE TOO ARE ONLY HUMAN
Outsiders often have either the erroneous notion or expectation that we FIGU members live according to each and every creational law and recommendation. This assumption is as incorrect as the belief that we are nearly "perfect". We are very normal people, just like everyone else. Though we do strive to live by the creational laws and recommendations, we are not able to circumvent the natural course of evolution. For this reason it should be absolutely clear that we have the same faults and weaknesses that are incorporated into every individual's personal evolution.
Throughout their entire lifetime all human beings must learn to accept responsibility for themselves; for every action and thought. They must bear responsibility for themselves along with the responsibility for all floral, faunal and all creational life form varieties. There exists nothing in the entire universe for which every single individual is not personally responsible, including the consequences and effects of each person's thoughts and actions. In this manner, we of FIGU reason, learn, teach and act. Bearing responsibility for oneself means living according to life's requirements and keeping it for a life in line with the creational-natural order and humanity.
FIGU's literature serves as a guideline for everyone. Yet, each person has a right to the personal freedom of deciding whether or not, and how, he or she wishes to utilize this personal freedom and the spiritual teachings on the path through life.
The FIGU members do not interfere in other members' personal lives or those of outsiders, nor does it impose modes of behavior upon anyone. Within the realm of personal matters, our members are free to behave as they please, i.e., without stress or pressure from FIGU on how to think or act.
NO INTERFERENCE WITH THE RAISING OF CHlLDREN
Child-raising is the parents' or guardians' task, and for this reason FIGU literature is not distributed to minors. Only when proof is provided that their guardians/parents agree to it, or when they have reached their 18th birthday, can young people receive FIGU's written material. Adolescents younger than 18 years may receive FIGU texts and become members of FIGU (in accordance with the statutes), provided the parents' or guardians' authorization has been submitted.
WHAT MEMBERS LEARN AND TEACH AT FIGU
FIGU members learn for themselves and teach others to live according to the creational-natural laws and recommendations that are visible and identifiable in the material realm of life and in the laws of nature. We learn and teach through the spiritual teachings to cognize, understand and love the Truth of all existing things at their source. We learn to generate within ourselves universal love and reverence for everything that exists, and for every material life form species. We also learn to live in solidarity and within a community.
We learn and teach the fundamental Truth of knowledge, love, logic and wisdom in accordance with the laws and recommendations of Creation. We teach only that which we have become cognizant of and have experienced ourselves as truth and knowledge. Likewise, we rely upon those things which man is able to cognize as laws and recommendations through THOUGHT and RESEARCH.
CLARlTY AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRE A LOT OF WORK
THE CRAVING AND LOVE FOR TRUTH, LOGlC AND LOVE
WHAT HAS BROUGHT AND CONTINUES TO BRING US TOGETHER
It is our desire and aim to shape our lives as closely as possible to the creational-natural laws and recommendations; indeed, to succeed at it. And it is these objectives which have brought all our members together as a community.
The FIGU community is the custodian of the Truth, and it is FIGU's task to disseminate the true spiritual teachings, love, wisdom and logic among mankind in an instructive and informative manner. In so doing, mankind will have the capability of entering into peaceful and freedom-loving life within the creational consciousness
OM, Canon 35, Verse 111
WALK IN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH LIKE CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT, FOR IT IS THE RADIATING LIGHT WHICH IS FULL OF LOVE, KINDNESS, JUSTICE AND TRUTH WITHIN KNOWLEDGE. UTILIZATION OF SPIRITUAL POWERS IN POSITIVE NEUTRALITY
FIGU's spiritual teachings instruct the student that the neutral-positive represents the positive value in every way and is the reason for its designation as "neutral-positive". Spiritual forces are absolutely neutral-positive and stored as such in the spiritual realm. They can be accessed and utilized via the material consciousness. The spirit's power is a pure energy force that can be employed through the study and implementation of theSpirit Lessons, meditation, along with other methods. A person's spiritual and conscious power grows slowly but steadily. Through understanding and practice, man will have some day the capability to consciously apply his spiritual powers. It is through the conscious application of this purely energy-Creation force that human beings are granted the opportunity to consciously evolve, that is, consciously develop.
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SPlRlTUAL TEACHINGS IS EQUIVALENT TO COMPLIANCE WITH CREATION'S LAWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
FIGU's spiritual teachings instruct on the compliance with Creation's laws and recommendations. They generate success in every way – in the spiritual, in the conscious and psychic, and in the purely material realm. They assist a person in recognizing life's meaning and purpose which, in turn, help make the walk down life's path less complicated, more beautiful and more joyful. The applied spiritual teachings aid in daily living. Finally, they transform students into truly free individuals who generate within themselves the equilibrium and peace that ultimately leads to wisdom, love and peace for all humanity on Earth.
MISTAKES AS SOURCES OF LEARNING
In accordance with the spiritual teachings, and based upon a creational law and its resulting order, FIGU teaches that the entire human life span is a continuous learning process. Thus, as a rule, a human being cannot avoid making mistakes that are frequently caused by the person's ignorance of matters and situations on hand. In general, human beings become reasonable only when they feel the consequences of their mistakes and are faced with their repercussions. Making mistakes and recognizing them as a part of a neutral assessment and clarification is expedient to that person. Mistakes play an important role. They are an element of the experiences people must learn to live with as a portion of their freedom to think and to act, from which they draw conclusions and gain new realizations. Therefore, mistakes are a part of Creation's principles and laws, and they serve man as sources for learning during his evolutionary quest.
REVERENCE FOR CREATION
FIGU instructs and strives to live by teachings which emphasize that each and every life form must experience reverence for Creation, the universal consciousness, which has lovingly created all that exists as coarse and fine matter. Reverence for Creation is the basic force. It is the fundamental factor for all existence, cognition and the development of logic, wisdom and love. Man must honor and respect all that is worthy of respect and homage; he must extend esteem, reverence, respect and appreciation to all life. For everything in existence is intertwined and interconnected with itself and one another. Man's spirit is a fragment of Creation. It is essential, therefore, that hurnan beings live in a manner whereby they honor and respect themselves as others respect and honor them.
ACKNOWLEDGING EVERYONE'S EQUALITY
FIGU's teachings and studies state that all individuals are treated equally within the inner and outer groups, and throughout the external, far-reaching circle of human beings around the globe. No one is treated disparately because of his/her skin color, status or background.
Within the FIGU community and beyond its periphery, no differences exist regarding secular titles and positions, wealth and/or status. None of these has any influence upon a person's development or the progress of one's spirit and level of consciousness. Everyone is equal regarding levels of understanding, knowledge, logic, wisdom and love, or any other principle of work achieved by a person or within the community. No individual may demand extra privileges, for there exists a universal spirit of affiliation and equality among all human beings and all other life forms. Every one is part of the same creational-natural rules, laws and recommendations; and each person has the same rights and obligations, and the same goal as the others. No one is more valuable, or less so, than the next person.
CONTROLLlNG ONE'S THOUGHTS
FIGU members follow teachings that have previously been handed down in their basic form thousands of years ago; these are lessons 'Billy' Eduard Albert Meier teaches and presents in his book Introduction to Meditation.
All tenets contain vast and powerful knowledge, but only through compliance and actual adherence to meditation and its path are every student's subsequent steps determined. The student's constant control of his or her thoughts plays an essential role in this process, for it does not permit the development of any emotional and harmful excesses. As part of the initiation Billy teaches in the Spirit Lessons, the practicing student who lives by the teachings will confront himself with his innermost spiritual self.
In doing so, the innermost self, which is a fragment of Creation, unites the individual with his or her entire surrounding. Group meditation may strengthen this unification, and existing forces may be exchanged and balanced. FIGU's peace rneditation – a group meditation as well, with approximately 3.000 terrestrial and 3.5 billion extraterrestrial human participants – supports and advances each individual's peace efforts and that of all humanity. Mankind's sense of belonging together as a humanity is indispensable for world peace; it derives solely from the inner serenity and realization that all human beings strive for a mutual goal, and that every single person's initiative is important for the achievement of this goal.
WHAT EFFECTS DOES THE TRUTH HAVE?
Freedom from any enslavement associated with doctrines and false teachings, exploitation, restrictions, and the stagnation of spirit and consciousness.
Absolute certainty that the creational spirit fragment within ourselves enables us to do anything, as long as we are able to kindle and utilize the forces within ourselves.
Knowledge of our own destiny and goal.
Certainty of our own immortality and constant reincarnation until perfection of the spirit form is attained.
Awareness of the unity and bond between each and every human, faunal and floral life form in their surroundings throughout the entire universe and beyond.
FIGU CANNOT DO EVERYTHING BY ITSELF
In order to ensure the financial upkeep of the Center, and the fulfillment of The Mission, all of us at FIGU assist to the best of our expertise, capacity and individual ability toward payment of current expenses and monthly bills.
Since our main task at FIGU centers around the dissemination of the teachings of the spirit (spiritual teachings) and the dissemination of the Truth, we are dependent upon outsiders' initiatives, as well as those from Passive Group and Secondary Group members. Furthermore, to accomplish our task, we must also depend upon financial contributions and collaboration. Additionally, we rely on outside individuals to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with us; to help us with the immense tasks of organizing and possibly even speaking at lectures; and to find suitable locations for study groups, et cetera. Due to the horrendous work overload brought about by the publication of written material, necessary chores within and outside the Center, lectures and earning a living, among other reasons, we cannot singlehandedly accomplish FIGU's global task of disseminating the Truth.
We bring you the teachings of Creation's truth and its ever-valid laws and recommendations, but we neither claim to be all-knowing nor that our teachings are carved in stone. Through man's evolution all cognizance grows, along with knowledge, skills, wisdom and love. Subsequently, the level of truth and cognizance will proceed to expand. It will never rest but continue infinitely, as will knowledge, skill, understanding, comprehension, wisdom, love, and the insight into everything that is creational.
COPYRIGHT 2009 by Eduard Albert Meier, FIGU ( Freie Interessengemeinschaft Universell), Semjase-Silver-Star Center, CH-8495 Schmidrüti ZH, Switzerland. All rights reserved. No part of this text, no photographs or slides, pictures, videos, etc. or other material may be reproduced disseminated or utilised in any form (including holding lectures) or by any means (electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, performance, or by any information storage and retrieval system) without permission in writing from the holder of the copyright. Published by Wassermannzeit-Verlag, (Age of Aquarius Publishing House), c/o FIGU, CH-8495 Schmidrüti ZH, Switzerland