The answers to frequently asked questions are compiled from a series of books I am Always with You…, which contains transcripts of meetings and interviews with Dr. Zinovya Dushkova between 1997 and 2009. The quotes from there are marked by Z.D. and an appropriate date. Also, the answers are provided by the site administrator — Admin.
- What sources do you obtain your knowledge from?
- How did you start writing the books of The Teaching of the Heart?
- How did the recording of The Teaching of the Heart series occur?
- How does your Fiery Experience undergo? Is there the description of your feelings just like Helena Roerich’s one?
- Have you seen the Mahatmas?
- Why is there no information about the incarnations of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky?
- Is there life on Mars and other planets?
- Many people today claim to be messiahs. How can we discern the truth tomorrow, when He comes?
- Who is Earthly Sophia?
- How will Slavic people accept the cosmic energies if there is a climate of suppression in Russia and people cannot truly be free?
- What is the meaning of life?
- What do you think about the book of … [name of any author]?
- How can I meet you? Do you conduct meetings?
Z.D. (11 December 2003):
There are, certainly, different kinds of knowledge. There are those that are manifested in the form of books, and they are available to representatives of the Human Kingdom. There are ancient libraries, hidden within mountains or deserts. There are secret Abodes of Light. After all, the world is not limited by the bodies we see alone.
There are Abodes of Brotherhoods, who are the carriers of the supreme Knowledge. Their representatives have come from other Worlds. They have their own libraries, and their books can be read only with the eyes of the spirit, or the eyes of the heart.
In order to be able to read them, of course, you need to pass through more than one life, moving in their direction, to manifest a loving heart, a clean structure of matter, and, most importantly, you must be summoned into this Secret Abode, where you will be entitled to read any Books.
Often we are taught in a dream. Many people see that as returning to an educational establishment: a school, college, or university. There is a system of such schools on a higher invisible plane, but they sometimes exist on the earthly one too. It is simply that one cannot enter there in a physical body, but in a dream a soul can travel and learn this knowledge.
I can say that I do not get knowledge from some particular place, but synthesize everything I obtain from where I have been admitted.
(8–12 December 2008):
You know how many wars have taken place in the history of humanity, how many wonderful books were destroyed. And the Library of Alexandria was burnt… However, many books were copied, and they have been preserved by monks and hermits in secret sanctuaries in remote places, within mountains, within caves. And only they decide whether to let someone come into contact with this Knowledge. And so I have attempted to pave the way to this secret Knowledge and all that has become accessible to me to reflect in my books.
I knew back in 1992 that the Teaching would be given in 1995. I was told that I was destined to continue the work of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Helena Ivanovna Roerich. And in these two Rays was the preparation of centres. After this, a trip to India followed. You know that Blavatsky, when she arrived in India, visited Darjeeling, the Temple of the Buddha (Maitreya) Ghoom, where she met with the Master. Then the Roerichs also went to Darjeeling, because it is the etheric Abode of Morya. In the same Temple of the Buddha they met with the Lord, who directed their further destiny and activity. And similarly I heard the Call, and went immediately to Darjeeling in 1995, then to Kullu, where I was already recording the book Brotherhood: The Empyreal Abode.
(21 January 1998):
At first, of course, I had doubts. How was I supposed to believe that you can write some work, to record some high lines? Those who went in front are unattainable Stars; they are the unsurpassed Goddesses, and you are an ordinary mortal human being, like everyone else. By no means could you put yourself next to them, even mentally. No, of course, no way! It was hard to believe. The preparation lasted for three years, and required a trip to India. Why in the world should I go to India? To write something, record something? Certainly, seeds of doubt were planted. But I know that doubt is from the darkness, not from the Light. I thought: “Well, I still will not tell anyone why I am going or where I am going; no one will laugh at me. And what if this were true and I did not respond to the Call?”
And all of that happened by the necessary time. I reached the place where I was summoned, and sat down at the worktable of Helena Roerich in Kullu. A mountain was opposite; Mount Morya was a little bit to the side. I put my hands on the table and said:
“Let this Cup pass away from me. I cannot accept it, because I do not consider myself worthy. However, if there is no one to do this, if there are no other human beings more able than I am to sacrifice themselves at this moment, only in this case do I agree to accept it.”
Immediately I felt currents, so mighty; not that they were strong; they were inside: as if in one instant a lotus opens. I cannot convey this feeling of Grace!
Z.D. (21 January 1998):
It is difficult to explain. If you read Fiery Experience of Helena Roerich, there she describes it more elaborately. Everything happens in the same way. I cannot say that it is at the level of thought-forms; I cannot say that I see; I cannot say that I hear. But in the Chalice [Heart] something opens, arranges — and such Infinity!… A droplet, a sparklet, you are bringing, greatly suffering because you are giving birth to such mediocrity! Compared to the splendour that is revealed, it is nothing. Later, after a while, you realize that it emerges as just a key to that Mystery, to that unfolding Infinity of Light, Joy, Knowledge. One can cavil at words, find fault, but it is important to feel that it is in the key, and to use it as the key, and to enter the Infinite Ocean where Joy and Love triumph and where you are loved by everything there, and there is everything. You feel precisely that you are infinitely loved.
(3 July 1999):
The Teaching is not recorded fully in the mountains. There are no special conditions; the person must be in the environment of the same people. This is due to the motion of the new currents. Helena Roerich wrote in the mountains, because when the supreme Fires come, a tremendous tension of all the centres requires the purity of conductors, the purity of the atmosphere and the surrounding of pure people. However, you know that the Fire is coming, the Periods are close, and the whole of humanity does not live in the mountains. For example, you live in a city that, perhaps, is not very ecologically clean. Therefore, the new currents should be conducted for people descending lower and lower in order to transmute Fires. And then they pour out in the world in the form in which the human centres perceive them and already breathe them.
How does your Fiery Experience undergo? Is there the description of your feelings just like Helena Roerich’s one?
Z.D. (21 January 1998):
For the Fiery Experience, one needs height and cold so that the centres do not become inflamed. For the first time, such experiments are carried out. After all, one cannot send everybody to the mountains in order for them to endure the Fiery Experience! Humanity is in lowlands; humanity is in cities. And how can one abandon them? Therefore, the Lords now “throw” everyone in the midst of people, in the midst of crowds. And this, obviously, is very hard; in many cases, poisoning occurs. When a work is taking place, the centres are opened slightly. Naturally, the centres are opened only in the mountains. When you are tired after the work, they are covered by moderators to provide some protection; but still, certainly, it is extremely hard.
(14 August 2000):
I have never been interested in the feelings of my own body. I have been interested in the most important thing, so that I could conduct as much of this stream of Fire as possible, so that I could record as many paragraphs and could conduct the current as much as possible in this locality.
And what happens to my body? This is a long, separate story that concerns me very little. Although I sometimes think that perhaps someone needs this experience, I know, however, that everyone still passes their own way; everyone has their own feelings. I, for example, had a very high temperature. Everything was burning. I have been rescued by the Lords several times; there have been many such situations. Very hard, of course. The inflammation of centres started several times.
However, I do it in order to facilitate people’s perception of these currents, permitting them to be transmitted through my own human body, so that people perceive these currents as already assimilated, so that they are not burnt by the Fire, in order for them to experience that grace which pours out when the Fire has already been assimilated.
Admin: During the first three-year phase of the Fiery Experience, Dr. Zinovya Dushkova wrote The Facets of Light, which reflects the preparatory work of the Master with her before the first trip to India.
Z.D. (25 January 2003):
I cannot say “no” and I cannot say “yes.” But I say that they exist, and they are beautiful!
Z.D. (25 January 2003):
The information about incarnations is not always revealed. This might do the spirit harm in the period of the formation of their individuality in this life. Of course, the higher principles of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky are already on another planet — you know what the divisibility of spirit is. Partially she is in the White Ashram, the Abode located in the Himalayas.
From the letters of Helena Roerich you know that she was embodied in a man’s body, and then left for the Stronghold in the dense, physical body. It was necessary to establish a balance. All who have read her biography know that Blavatsky was a virgin. This world is binary; it has Masculine and Feminine Principles. And when a person is ascetic, they may have some energy imbalance. Every person has the energy of both Masculine and Feminine Principles, and all this must be in harmony. It was Blavatsky’s decision to be embodied only in order to establish the equilibrium of some Fiery Principles, and then to leave.
Admin: In the letters dated 21 July and 8 September 1934, Helena Roerich informed her correspondents that, shortly after death, Blavatsky was embodied in a man’s body in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1924 she arrived in the physical body in the chief Stronghold of Light under the name of Brother X. She now works for the salvation of the world.
Z.D. (20 October 1997):
Mars is very important. Scientists have already taken photographs of pyramids on Mars, and it appears that these pyramids are located on the “earthly” axis in the same orientation as the pyramids of Egypt; and they are also similar in size. The planet used to support life — a wonderful, exalted life — but when the planet began to cool, many of its dwellers left to take up residence on the Earth.
When we explored Mars — there are people who work in this domain — one researcher was met by the Guardian of Mars, — i.e., the Guardian of the knowledge of Mars. He led him into the pyramid and said that a part of the population which had not managed to leave remained on Mars; a second part left for the Earth, while a third part was drawn into orbit around Mars. They needed to break through, but they failed to get beyond the field of attraction; their souls left, yet their bodies remained in spaceships as satellites around Mars. And a small number did remain on Mars, but its surface was no longer suitable for habitation.
The Guardian led the researcher into the pyramid and showed him how it was built. A part of the pyramid was dedicated to the memory of the departed; there was a golden throne, but the structure of Martian gold is absolutely different — with light, radiant texture. As we have subtle bodies, so do minerals; gold also has its own subtle body. And so the most beautiful throne was erected in memory of those who left for Earth; special ceremonies take place there.
The second part of the pyramid is inhabited, it was below the surface. Our researcher was shown the heating system inside the planet — the incandescent core, the fire; and the fire was contained in vessels similar to transparent flasks. This also provides lighting and the temperature required for those who live there.
When the Guardian of Mars was seeing off the researcher’s subtle body on its way back to the Earth, He held out a magical wand, a kind of vajra,2 with the help of which He accompanied the researcher and facilitated his journey home. This wand distorts space and opens up a direct corridor to the Earth.
In other words, individuals continue to live on Mars, accumulating knowledge. Evolution goes on there.
There is a huge number of planets. Out of selfishness, man declares that life on the Earth is unique. But all worlds are populated, even the Moon. Her beings are about three metres tall; half-ethereal formations, their faces in profile resemble a crescent — as crescents are depicted in our fairy tales. Fairy tales were given to people in order to knead their brains a little. But all of these phenomena exist. And there are tunnels on the Moon, which run below the surface.
The Sun, too, is naturally inhabited; Fiery Beings abide there. High Spirits take their leave through the Sun.
Admin: It is worth noting that Dr. Dushkova said this back in 1997. Even earlier, Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine, published in 1888, hinted: “Mars has two satellites to which he has no right. . . . Phobos, the supposed ‘inner’ satellite, is no satellite at all.” Finally, in March 2010, the European Space Agency, after independent research, reported that Phobos is one-third hollow, and the origin of the satellite is not natural: radar echoes coming back from inside would look like “a huge… geometric… hollow spaceship.”
Z.D. (11 December 2003):
He certainly will not say: “I am the Messiah…”
The Sun rising in the morning does not say: “So, now I will illuminate everything, I will warm you.” It simply embraces all of us with its warmth. Similarly, in the presence of the Supreme Spirit, our heart, our soul, will get warm, just as the body warms from the solar warmth. When we come into contact with something higher, everything earthly abates into the background; and it warms even with the thought that He is near, because the high Source of Light acts.
But when there is no one around of such kind, the thought searches intensely for some omens, signs of a person’s belonging to some world or other. There is, however, identification: the higher, the simpler. Let us recall that Christ washed fishermen’s feet. And some of those who now claim to be messiahs just blow soap bubbles, trying to prove that they are messiahs.
Z.D. (25 January 2003):
Sophia — Wisdom. And what is Wisdom? It is Joy, special Joy, it is great Love. Because Joy beyond Love, obviously, never exists. […]
Who is Sophia? This is the eternal question asked by many representatives of the church. In Novgorod the Great [Russia], one icon-painter of the 12th century was constantly drawing Sophia. He would depict the Crucified Christ — and to the left of Him, Mother Mary, and to the right of the Saviour, Sophia.
What he meant by that no one could understand. The problem was solved crudely — these icons were burnt. But many of them have been preserved. And now the church returns to the question of who Sophia is…
Humanity itself must answer this question. And of course She, Her Light, Her Influence, may be recognized only where the seal of Wisdom is — for Sophia is Wisdom.
How will Slavic people accept the cosmic energies if there is a climate of suppression in Russia and people cannot truly be free?
Z.D. (11 December 2003):
I would like to look at these things from a different point of view. If we are a single organism, so the Earth is a single organism, and Russia is its heart. I have already said that India plays the role of the liver; France, in relation to all of Europe, acts as the heart.
The health of the whole organism depends on the health of the heart; no matter how healthy other organs are, if the heart is sick, the whole body is sick. And where will the darkness aim at? It will aim right at the heart, because that way the entire body can be disabled more quickly. […]
The darkness attempts to gain a foothold at some point in order to shed more blood. The darkness is intensified, being fed by the emanations of blood; therefore, it always attempts to shed blood.
And of course, we need the higher Fiery Currents so that the situation is localized by the efforts from Above. There are situations that are difficult to solve at the level of human power alone. After all, not Gods but humans make policy; it is human to err; and the head of state does not always make decisions alone. I find it hard to judge. Earthly policy is not in the field of my profound reflections and researches. I see consequences here. But I try to see the cause, to work with the cause, to write in books about what I see in the process of historical research, in the process of some spiritual insights.
And I think that if the Healer comes… After all, the doctor always comes not to the healthy, but to the sick. In Russia, there is huge potential, including heartiness. Where there is a lot of the Light, there the darkness concentrates, trying to deaden the Light. Maybe this is the reason why there are a lot of mafia structures.
But always the Highest Spirits descend to the Earth at the moment when the path of humanity would come to an impasse. […]
I would not like to linger on individual personalities: governments come and go. But there are peoples, there are lands, there are countries. Evolution proceeds.
I hope that all conflicts, the seats of bloodshed, will be reduced and will go completely off the stage of history. After all, there are no global wars such as there were before. […] Such difficult periods exist in the history of every country. And who can say that one country is infallible, and the other is sinful? It is difficult to determine! […]
It is the same with people: one person realizes quicker that they were wrong; the other, later. In the same way, countries pass through their Karma, the stages of the development of their consciousness.
Z.D. (25 January 2003):
I believe that the meaning of Life consists in Love. If there is no Love, there is no Life.
Z.D. (21 January 1998):
I say similarly to the Buddha: if I tell you that it is fine, do not believe me, because I am not anywhere near the Buddha. If you find something lofty in this book, something that compels you to follow the path of Light, that moves you to a sacrifice, to a heroic deed — then this book is wonderful!
Sometimes enemies can do more than friends to draw you nearer to the Lord. For example, a disgusting book falls into your hands and it will push you closer to the Teaching, because you would want something pure, good, something that evokes joy in you.
How do I perceive a book? Does it arouse joy in me or not? If it arouses joy, then I am grateful to that spirit. One may simply bow for the work that they undertook. The person researched something and wrote; for them neither fame nor name is important. It was important to give work, to share joy and knowledge.
Someone perceives one type of current, while another person perceives a second type. If a book does not resonate with somebody, it does not mean that the book is from the darkness. This book might be from the Light, but it simply contains other vibrations.
It is always that someone carries the Synthesis, working in the Ray of the Hierarchy, as Helena Blavatsky and Helena Roerich did. The others work by connecting to this stream. For example, an enormous river flows; the sacred Ganges pours from the mountains, rushing like a powerful stream. If it breaks its banks somewhere, there is a new channel, a stream, and it goes on. New rivulets break through, nourishing new lands.
Likewise with the Teaching: someone bears the Ray, carries this Stream; people who enter work must also nourish their spheres, must carry a living stream into those spheres that need it. There are different levels of consciousness, and it is necessary to give it through a different prism of energy currents in order to embrace as many people as possible. Therefore, nothing should surprise. New books may appear, and new stars may blaze up; as the sky does not consist of a single star, so many, many people will blaze up, giving knowledge. And I can only say, look at it like this: if this book makes you happy, if you want to come even closer to the Lords, then blessed be this work, blessed be this person. If it leaves a sense of bewilderment, then of course you should not touch it.
We can read and reread Agni Yoga and we will constantly find new things. And the Bible is difficult to read. Many of you probably have not read the Bhagavad-Gita, but who will dare to say that these are not the Sources of Light! It is simply that you are closer to other currents. Therefore, take what you resonate with, what you enjoy. One approaches the Lords not through negation, not through condemnation, but through joy and affirmation. Affirm yourselves with those books that bring you Joy and Light; leave aside those which are unacceptable to you.
And my attitude is excellent towards all.
Admin: Dr. Dushkova must endure the Fiery Experience among people, not in the pure mountain conditions, as it should be. As a rule, every work engagement carried out in densely populated cities in many countries of the world imposes a heavy imprint on her health. Therefore, Dr. Dushkova can no longer hold meetings with a large number of people, as it was before. We hope you understand.