Welcome to the Esoteric Society
In 1985, an initially small esoteric focused group that eventually called itself Esoteric Society of the Circle of the Connected was founded in the Netherlands. This society, nowadays simply called the Esoteric Society, focuses its work on the information transmitted by trance session, via the medium Daan Akkerman. The emphasis of the information is on the new age, the Aquarius age.
This information comes from the collective of the masters of the White Brotherhood. This collective resides in the Cosmos. The masters have completed the path of incarnation and reincarnation and have made it their goal to inspire humanity intuitively and to accompany her in the transition from the Pisces age to the Aquarius age.
White, in this context, has nothing to do with race or skin color. White stands for White Light, the Light in which all colors of the spectrum are represented. White Light flows through and surrounds all physical and non-physical matters. Brotherhood says nothing about the gender of the masters; they are not man or woman. Brotherhood symbolizes the unity, the equality, and the mutual focus.
The trance sessions start with 'The Great Invocation' followed by an elaborate meditation. The Great Invocation, originally transmitted from the Cosmos via Alice A. Bailey in English, has been translated in Dutch and is, under the guidance of the White Brotherhood, changed in such a way that this better fits the new energy of the Aquarius age. You could consider The Great Invocation a prayer with the purpose of the session group establishing an energetic attuning to the spiritual world.
After the reciting of The Great Invocation follows an elaborate meditation whereby collectively a pillar of Light is visualized to reach a connection with the hierarchies. Next a dome of Light is constructed to protect this connection against negative influences from the brothers of the shadow. The brothers of the shadow shun the pure white Light and do not want man to develop spiritually, but want man to stay chained to earthly things, such as, matter, hate and fear.
Before Daan Akkerman goes into a trance, he describes what he sees with his third eye (the sixth charka, or forehead charka) regarding energies and entities in the constructed light connection. Via the fifth charka (throat charka) a connection is eventually made and that is when the trance is a fact. Who better to describe it then Daan. He says:
"The first coincidental trance was in 1985, after I had applied psychometrics to some antique religious paintings. The first trance happened unprepared, although I think that there was some sort of spiritual preparation. But we did not know that then.
Because more and more trance sessions were being held, I increasingly felt a need for a preparation and some meditation, at least an attuning to the White Brotherhood, the light beings and the masters. The trance sessions are prepared by the White Brotherhood for weeks and sometimes months ahead of time and the masters, as appears from the answers, are already present at the preparation of the questions. We too prepare ourselves for the trance session to be held. On our regular session address the hostess does a cleansing ceremony and I prepare myself, about an hour beforehand, by visualizing the space and putting it in the Light.
The session starts with the Great Call, followed by a meditation, whereby, at the end, as mentioned, a pillar of Light is formed by letting Light stream to the middle of the circle through the palms of the hands.
During the meditation I see, by means of my third eye, all kind of colors and sometimes intelligences (guides), who are with the ones present. The light beings of the white Brotherhood are present during, and sometimes before the meditation as well."
While meditating, a big circle-shaped ring of Light with a diameter of about ten meters appears around the ones present. From this circle, Light rises which slowly forms a dome. This dome will then connect itself to the pillar of Light that we have visualized during the meditation. In the dome, I will then see, in a bigger circle behind the ones present, different guides and masters standing. The colors of the dome have, in the course of time, changed. In the beginning, it was, in general, white, now it is ever more often lilac, blue, purple, silver and gold, which means, in my opinion, that the attuning to the masters becomes ever more nuanced. Lately, during the attuning in the meditation, there is also "music" or "singing". From a loge, many spiritual beings look from above to what is happening "there below" as well.
During the trance I am totally "gone" and do not know what is happening during the session. Before I go into trance I feel a prickling in the neck and shoulder area and I get a numb, heavy feeling, a sort of acute sleep compulsion.
When I awake from the trance, you can compare that to waking from a sleep. Sometimes it takes a while to realize where I am. And so where am I when I am in trance? Well, for me it is like a dream, sometimes in a luminous world of lilac and purple colors, where I encounter light beings that give me all kinds of information. Whole dictates! Sorts of lectures, which I can't possibly repeat. But it is certainly fascinating and more than interesting. Sometimes, during lectures I am giving, pieces of spiritual dictates spontaneously reappear. Yet, I do suspect that the dictates are stored somewhere in my higher consciousness ...
When the masters make themselves known, they welcome the session group and often give an introduction. After that, we, those in the session group, are offered the opportunity to ask questions. The trance medium never knows beforehand which questions are asked. Even more so, he does not even know the questions. That is quite different with the masters. They do know them and know the intention of the questions. The most beautiful answers then follow. A touching experience. Different masters speak to us, dependent upon the subject of the question. Predictions are also made, predictions that have come true, not because of sensationalism, but to show the group that they are connected to pure energy.
The question often asked to us is whether the trance medium can influence the answers. In other words: can the information transmitted by the masters become clouded by the personality of the trance medium and can the knowledge he has, via writings and convictions, influence the answers that he receives during trance? The answer is an unequivocal "no" and to support this thesis, we have asked the masters this question.
From the session of January 14, 2002
Does the personality of the medium influence the information given?
"Just the vocabulary, the personal words and knowledge of words influence the information. Yet, the personal, rational, teachable, information doesn't influence the information we are giving. In the dimension we reside, there is no speech: there are no words. We communicate via some kind of telepathic transfer, via certain frequencies of sensations one could say. To give words to these frequencies, we connect ourselves to the speech center of the medium, through which we can speak, find words that the medium knows and, by those means, we shape sentences, give word to frequencies, and give word to telepathy and to sensations.