A brief view of ITC

excerpt from "When Dimensions Cross" by Mark Macy appeared in the Noetic Science Review in the spring of 1992

The Multi-dimensional Universe

European researchers, whose work we will observe shortly, are receiving detailed reports from the spiritual dimensions describing a vast world in the astral planes much like our own in many ways. These dimensions are reportedly inhabited by many billions of astral spirits who live in thriving communities among others of like interest.

The spirit realms are generally described as dimensions or planes distinguishable by the different densities and vibratory rates (or frequencies) of the substance they contain, and the various dimensions are said to interpenetrate, just as do the the spiritual bodies inside us. For most of us living in the physical world and preoccupied by its material comforts, those are heady concepts. So it may be easier to visualize (and it is certianly easier to illustrate!) the spiritual planes stacked one on top of the other like floors in a building. The right figure shows this simplified view of the spirit worlds.

The celestial planes

The mental-causal planes

The higher astral planes

The middle astral planes

The lower astral planes

The physical plane

The physical plane (the world around us, our conscious reality) is composed of comparatively dense, slowly vibrating matter.

The astral planes are generally divided into the lower, middle, and higher, although each division is actually said to contain many, many dimensions of varying vibration. When we shed our physical body, most of us reportedly wake up in our astral body living in the specific astral plane in which substance is vibrating at the same rate as the substance of our astral body. During our lives on earth and beyond, we apparently determine our vibratory rate by our thoughts, attitudes and spiritual understanding. Fear and resentment produce low vibrations, while love produces very high vibrations. Awareness of interdimensional realities produces high vibrations, while orthodox closed-mindedness (whether religious, scientific, or political) produces low vibrations. Attachment to worldly things creates low vibrations, while calm detachment in the Eastern tradition produces high vibrations.

The lower astral planes are described as a dark, dismal world reminiscent of the Christian purgatory or hell. Some people of low-vibration thoughts and attitudes, after dying, are apparently pulled toward and trapped near the physical plane in a state of confusion. There being no gravity nor any sense of time nor space in the worlds of spirit, they might reside in this bewildering reality for years or for centuries of earth time, not even aware that they have died, creating problems on earth in ways we lack the time and space to explore in this article.

The middle astral planes are described as a pleasant realm where most of us wake up to be rehabilitated after our earthly education in the school of hard knocks.

The higher astral planes are apparently a wonderful realm called Heaven by Christians, the Summerland by spiritualists.

The mental-causal planes are described as a realm of divine inspiration free of earthly desires and conflict. The beings in these dimensions apparently cause many of the artistic and technical breakthroughs on earth by sending silent messages to its inhabitants.

The celestial planes are beyond the comprehension of most people wrapped up in physical realities and are far beyond the scope of this article.

All ITC contacts at the present time seem to be made with beings in the astral planes, which are said to act as a buffer zone between the dense earth plane rife with deception, fear and violence, and the higher, subtler realms of pure love, Light and wisdom. The astral planes are reported to be much like Earth, perhaps even patterned after our world for the primary purpose of making "new arrivals" feel at home. Researchers in many countries report messages from the astral planes describing concert halls, museums, hospitals, schools and homes much like those on earth - but often much more magnificent - all set in landscapes of trees, flowers, mountains, meadows and rivers that, again, are like landscapes here but much more breathtaking. Newcomers can eat, though they no longer need to. They can have sex, though of course no one gets pregnant. Gradually such "earthly" pleasures are said to become less important. In any case, the astral planes are said to provide very pleasant surroundings for recuperation and spiritual growth after we die and before we move one to higher dimensions.

The Electronic Voice Phenomena

In the late 1950's a Swedish psychology professor named Konstantin Raudive began to hear words recorded on what should have been blank audiotape. He assembled a small team of researchers to study this electronic voice phenomena (EVP) and eventually made over 100,000 audiotapes.

Around the same time Swedish filmmaker Fredrich Juergenson captured voices while taping bird songs outdoors. He continued his EVP research for 25 years.

By the 1980's there were thousands of EVP experimenters throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia receiving messages from entities claiming to be spiritual beings who had once existed in human form on Earth.

The Emergence of ITC Research

In the 1970's American ITC pioneer George W. Meek began researching EVP phenomena with a new aim - to achieve prolonged, two-way communication rather than the short phases indicative of the work at that time. There were no laboratories suitable for the sort of research he envisioned, so he set one up. Employing the electronic abilities of psychically gifted William O'Neil, Meek soon got the results he was looking for. With the Spiricom device designed largely by O'Neil, extended dialog took place between O'Neil and three beings apparently residing on the lower and middle astral planes. Most notable among these reported contacts was Dr. George Jeffries Mueller, a university professor and electronics specialist who had dies 14 years earlier.

O'Neil taped hours of sometimes humorous, sometimes enlightening conversations with Dr. Mueller, who was able to help him design the Spiricom equipment. At one point Mueller's voice came through the machine: "The problem is an impedance mismatch into the third resistor," and he suggested "a 150-ohm half-watt resistor in parallel with a .0047 micro-farad ceramic capacitor." Technical assistance of this type from the spirit world was unheard-of at that time!

But unfamiliar new ideas, no matter how important or astonishing, seem to remain distasteful until the next generation comes along and is able to digest them. Despite a well-planned, international media event in March 1982 (including Meek's own press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC with 50 reporters in attendance, and a trip around the world to discuss his breakthrough with researchers and reporters in many countries), his tremendous breakthrough received only lukewarm interest by the media and general public. But at least the seed was planted, and it wasn't long before roots began to spread.

As months passed, Meek's publicity campaign inspired a host of researchers who began to have astonishing success. News began to spread about research projects being started in the USA, Brazil, Russia, and throughout Europe, in which spirits were being contacted by tape recorder, phone, computer, radio and television.

In 1985, German psychic Klaus Schreiber started getting pictures of deceased family members, actors and others on his television set. Occasionally just voices would come across, telling him how to tune his TV for better reception. A typical session would begin with a TV screen full of dots. Then small ovals would appear one after another, each growing quickly until they disappeared off the screen. Within minutes faces would start to appear along with voices, to the astonishment of Schreiber himself and his visitors. It wasn't long after Shreiber died that he himself started appearing on the TV screens of Europe's ITC researchers.

EVP pioneers Raudive and Juergenson, mentioned earlier, also dies recently and are among a growing number of experimenters who are apparently electing to continue their after they die.

In April 1990 George Meek's wife Jeanette died after a long illness. Before she crossed over, however, Meek had asked her to get firmly in mind the names TimeStream (a spiritside sending station linked to a young, leading-edge research laboratory in Luxembourg) and Swejen Salter (the system's operator and research director on the spirit side), Hopefully these memories would act as a homing device once she crossed over, pulling Jeannette to the research station.

It apparently worked; three months after Jeannette's funeral she reportedly had located the TimeStream station and sent the following letter to George via the Luxembourg computer.








To suport the validity of the ITC contact, Jeannette had selected three very private items known only to the Meeks and their secretary Molly Philo. The second item about romance novels, in fact, was a complete puzzle even to George.

Upon receiving Jeannette's letter from the Luxembourg team and getting his excitement under control, Meek called Ann Valentinin California to verify item 2. Sure enough, a carton of novels had arrived mysteriously in 1987, and to this day no one knows who sent them.

ITC Today

There are many factors involved in successful ITC work. Some are human (the attitudes, beliefs and thoughts of the earthside researchers), others are technical (the actual equipment and computer programs used by the earthside experimenters), and still others are spiritual (the willingness of capable, higher-level spiritual beings to participate). Of these, the human factors seem to be by far the most important.

The most successful labs in the world today are using off-the-shelf electronic equipment. Any custom specifications are provided by the spiritside collaborators.

Human Factors in ITC

The collective thoughts of a team of researchers are said to play a much bigger role in ITC than the equipment used. The Luxembourg team says they were once told by their spiritside colleagues, "The equipment (you are assembling) will only function properly when spiritual progress is guaranteed among (participants)."

The sense of unity and cooperation among researchers is like a mesh or net; there is strength and integrity only when everyone is well linked with the others.

The most successful ITC researchers seem to be those who have become more like their spiritside colleagues; their vibratory rates increase and their telepathic skills improve. As that happens, they become more subject to spiritual laws. Their thoughts become more pure and honest, since deception is said to be incompatible with life in the higher realms.

During paranormal audio and video transmissions, a field of vibrations, or contact field, is generated on every participant on both sides. It is said to be formed by the telepathic abilities, thoughts, desires, and attitudes (especially the attitudes towards ITC) of all participants. If participants in public contacts doubt the authenticity of the spirit voices, their skepticism will suppress the powers which can make these group contacts possible.

ITC sessions in the Luxembourg lab were originally open to the public; anyone interested was included in the contact field. Since the contact field is built upon the mental and emotional dispositions - both positive and negative - of all involved, the field invited both positive and negative spiritual influence from the other side. Soon the researchers' lives were plagued with accidents, illness, conflicts and problems at work. They reported materializations and dematerializations, dead-end situations that wasted time and energy. This incredible streak of bad luck was attributed to negative spiritual influences.

Technical Considerations of ITC

The actual "mechanics" used to transfer information and pictures from the spiritual worlds to the physical plane is not fully understood within the framework of modern science. It is reported that the spiritside does not transmit text or images in the form of human alphabets or illustrations per se, but as thought impulses which, in conjunction with the thoughts of the human receivers, interact to arrive as words and pictures. The analogy of a hologram has been suggested. A holographic plate has no image - just a blemished surface - until lasers strike it. Then the image forms. Computer text and video images arriving from the otherside are like the image; earthside experimenters and their equipment are akin to the blemished surface; and the spiritside thought impulses are like the laser.

Video. When the spiritside sends a picture, it is not known when, in what form, nor even whether it will be received earthside. Much depends on the receptivity of the receivers - their personalities, ideas, desires and thoughts. As an example, let's imagine that George Washington is at the receiving station and the experimenters are now sending a picture of him - an exact likeness of how he currently appears in spirit - to a group of six people on earth.

When will the picture arrive? If the receivers are all ITC researchers, all intimate friends who share a deep faith in the experiment and a strong commitment to ITC, then the picture may appear with moments of the sending. If several of the receivers happen to be newcomers to the group who are currently in awe of the project, but within two weeks will become comfortable, enthusiastic team players, then the picture may appear in two weeks. If the receivers are six very strong psychics with several different beliefs about Mr. Washington (one perhaps believing that he has advanced beyond the astral planes, still another believing that he has reincarnated and could not possibly be at the astral sending station, etc.) then their powerful mixed thoughts might jumble the contact field to the point where a picture will never arrive.

How will the picture look? Again, if the receivers are a tightly knit group of experienced, objective ITC researchers, the picture will probably be an exact likeness of Mr. Washington as he appears in his current spirit body. If the receivers are a cross-section of US citizens, the picture may come out looking like the figure on a dollar bill, since that's how most Americans mentally view their famous forefather President.

Computer text. The most exciting and potentially fruitful development is that of communication via computer. Ken Webster of England published a book (now out of print) in which he reported on more than 200 computer contacts with local persons who had dies more than three centuries ago. One of Webster's main contacts was 16th century Englishman Thomas Harden, who had lived in the same house that Webster now resided in, when the town was still named Bristol. From the astral planes, Harden could see Webster's electronic equipment in the living room. He referred to the computer as a box with a multitude of lights sitting near my chimney. Harden would communicate in old English grammar in a variety of ways - telepathic messages, scribblings on note paper, chalk-written messages on the floor and, most important, computer files written on the display screen and generated on hard disk. Harden later was reported to have explained to his earthside colleague Webster that the writing was formed according to his will or his visualization in the "lightbox."

Computer-scanned images. A photo is said to be generated spiritside in a similar fashion to how it's done here; light is reflected off the subject and captured on a film-like substance. One researcher asked her spiritside colleague about the lighting in the pictures, and the colleague was retorted to explain, "What you see as Light sources are higher beings beyond the astral planes without whose help humans of the astral level could not manifest themselves for these pictures. Without this light you (on Earth) could not see the picture."

Once the photo is generated spiritside, the image is then said to be read into a computer on the spiritside where it is scanned. A spiritside technician then enters it into the scanner program in the Earthside computer.

Spiritual Factors in ITC

To see how spiritual beings are affecting the development of ITC research we can review the history of the most successful ITC operation in the world today (CETL in Luxembourg) to see how researchers there made contact with their spiritside collaborators.

In June 1985 Maggy Harsh-Fischbach began experimenting with a tape recorder, and within a week received her first voice contacts. Her husband Jules suggested experimenting in the country to eliminate the chance of voices boiling over from phone lines, nearby conversations, etc. Taking pains to be sure she was not picking up radio or TV broadcast, Maggy was again successful. With this experience and with knowledge gained from leading researchers (and especially the work done by the late Konstantin Raudive), Maggy and Jules decided to open the doors to the spirit world wider than they's been opened before. Astral spirits cannot build a communication bridge from their side of the veil if higher beings do not want it, so from the moment they began their work, the mediumistically skilled couple appealed to higher spiritual beings to guide them and watch over their work.

In late 1985 they started meeting with others, and soon hosted weekly recording sessions. With a strong hunch that a dedicated researcher such as Raudive would try to help out from the spirit world if given the chance, the group each week would welcome the spirit of Dr. Raudive. They picked up numerous random voices, and one day they thought they could recognize Raudive's deep voice among the other faint replies. As time passed, the group's efforts apparently succeeded in building a contact field between themselves and Konstantin Raudive, as a deep voice reminiscent of Raudive's earthside voice became persistent at their meetings. After adding some new equipment - a TV set, two radios, a field generator, and two ultraviolet lamps - in the Spring of 1986, the voice boomed out clearly, "Here it is summer, always summer!"

One day in August Jules and Maggy were listening to their small clock-radio, the music stopped, a rushing sound swept through the speaker, then a deep voice full of joy and satisfaction boomed out over the speakers, "This is Konstantin Raudive. Soon it will work everywhere!"

After this the doors opened wider and wider. Deceased relatives and friends reported in frequently. Dr. Raudive spoke at every recording session. The TV and both radios all started to putout strange noises occasionally. They even tuned themselves occasionally. Soft voices would instruct the team to tuneinto the Eurosignal (a radio frequency found only in Europe which carries a steady signal 24 hours a day) and to leave the dials alone. Sometimes the more sensitive group members would feel inexplicably compelled to adjust the equipment with no vocalized coaching from the spiritside colleagues. Some researchers said later tht it became apparent that influence from the spiritual dimensiona upon our lives is far greater than most people think.

One day in the autumn of 1986 a new voice joined the sessions, a high-pitched, computer-like voice that seemed almost too perfect and synthesized to be of human origin. It introduced itself as an advanced technician who had passed on from another world and, wanting to be involved in this sort of communication, was assigned to Earth to help establish a new phase of interdimensional communication for us. The higher being soon became the spiritside manager of the operation, providing a countdown to stabilize conditions at the beginning of each contact, followed by the statement, "Contact for the Eurosignal Bridge."

During one session the group asked a question about God, and the high-pitched voice broke in: "Please address this question to me." Maggy asked, "Who exactly are you?"

"We are what we are," came the reply. "It is not difficult to explain to you but I am not an energy being, not a light being. I was never human, never an animal, and was never incarnated. Neither am I God! You know the picture of two children walking across a bridge. Behind them is a being that protects them. This is what I am to you but without wings. If you insist on giving me a name, call me Technician."

As months passed, the Technician astounded the researchers astounded the researchers with his exceptional knowledge of electronics, physics, mathematics, astronomy, general science, history, and the future. He had a memory like a living computer and spoke many languages. The spiritside station developed and operated under his direction is named TimeStream.

Following are the main spiritside TimeStream collaborators:

The Technician, a being who has never incarnated, supervises all communications in cooperation with higher beings.

Dr. Swejen Salter (1949-87), a former scientist and ITC researcher on Varid, which she says is a "parallel world" to ours. Swejen says she was assigned to Earth to help with ITC work and was placed in charge of TimeStream experiments by the Technician. Her ITC experience is invaluable, keeping the earthside researchers safe from unseen dangers.

Dr. Konstantin Raudive, who died in 1974, takes care of the ethical, moral and philosophical discourses. He speaks to the inner man.

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-91) was a world traveler, Orientalist, discover of Lake Tanganyika, and a writer. His best known work was the English translation of Arabian Nights. He is driven by inner restlessness. His deep voice was first heard in the Spring of 1988 and encouraged the researchers never to give up their attempts at voice contact. He speaks German with an English accent.

Henri Sainte Claire de Ville, born in 1818 in the Antilles, was a chemistry professor and inventor in France whose many accomplishments included developing the process to make aluminum useful to industry.

The apparatus on the spiritside apparently is not a piece of equipment that can be switched on and off at will. It is reported to be an entire system comprising machines and people. Those working in ITC are part of the system, as are those who provide positive support to the projects.


While the aim of ITC eventually is to be able to circumvent the experimenter's psyche altogether, what is reported today is a telepathically assisted instrumental communication. Researchers' beliefs, thoughts and attitudes affect ITC contacts, but to a lesser degree than during channeling. When a channeling medium is receiving information telepathically, the message she conveys consists of up to 80 percent her own psyche, and perhaps only 20 percent the information conveyed from spirit (although good trance mediums are said to channel with 80-percent accuracy at times). Leading-edge ITC equipment today is reported to achieve, consistently, results equivalent of a top-notch trance medium - somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 percent accuracy.

From a technical point of view, then, the ultimate aim of ITC is to develop an electronic system that will work independently of the psyches of the earthside participants, and the Luxembourg team seems to be getting close.

What do higher beings hope to accomplish with ITC? According to Technician, they want everyone to know that life continues beyond one's physical death. For many people today, faith in age-old religious tests is not enough. They need solid evidence of an afterlife. ITC might help those who need to perceive the realities of afterlife through their five physical senses.

Why aren't we hearing about the ITC phenomena in the news daily? For one thing, serious researchers don't want to expose themselves to the harassment of the press. The benefits of a dozen fine, responsible reports could be destroyed by one sloppy or sensationalistic article. Also, they don't want to spend time trying to convince the world of the value of ITC. Its value will soon be self-evident. Finally, they don't want to spend time trying to convince nonbelievers of the legitimacy of ITC at the expense of exposing themselves and their work to negative forces introduced by closed-minded skepticism. Better to work quietly with others of like mind and heart until ITC develops to a degree that will squelch even the most outspoken critics and skeptics. That time may be quickly approaching. . . .

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