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TES7 Session 298 October 31, 1966 18/126 (14%) teaching Piccadilly teacher object school
– The Early Sessions: Book 7 of The Seth Material
– Session 298 October 31, 1966 9 PM Monday

[... 72 paragraphs ...]

(“Connection with an encounter.” Jane said this is definitely a reference to her first day of teaching, October 11,1966. The object is from the paycheck for this day’s work. Jane said that although she liked teaching, the first encounter with a class is one to be remembered. She has had odd jobs teaching in the past, but never in a school system, in a formal classroom, etc.

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(“A connection with greed—a grasp.” Jane took the teaching job for the high pay given; this is the main reason she accepted it. It is the highest paying job she has ever had, $25.00 a day.

(“With an article, an article of clothing.” Too vague. Jane said there is a chance this refers to her second day of teaching. She was called late, and while rushing to get dressed caused a run in her last pair of stockings. She had to wear them on the job, run and all.

[... 3 paragraphs ...]

(“Playground.” This is good personal data as far as Jane is concerned, since from early childhood she has had a strong association between playgrounds and schools. This has cropped up before in these experiments also. [Jane’s note: Donna Taylor had shown me the playground for her 1st graders, during my 2nd teaching job.]

[... 3 paragraphs ...]

(“A call. The color black.” Seth adds a bit of data during the questioning, and verifies my first thought here, that this data refers to our having a telephone—black—installed because of Jane’s teaching job. Also, Jane insisted on a black phone.

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(“A date. Perhaps 1963, and a scroll of sorts.” We believe this data goes together, although there is a date, October 27,1966, on the object. The scroll we think of as symbolic of education or school. In 1963, Jane talked to a class conducted by Mr. Clauss, at Elmira College, subject poetry. The college connection arose recently, because Jane also applied for a teaching job there, as well as in the Elmira school system.

[... 2 paragraphs ...]

(“Piccadilly Square.” We don’t know. Piccadilly Square, London, England, might refer to the fact that a professor at Elmira College, with whom Jane would like to work as an assistant, teaches English Literature and specializes in Victorian English. At this writing Jane is to hear from him any day about the job.

(“A city. Very distant connection with something like Cincinnati, Ohio.” A possible distant connection: At the end of her second day of teaching Jane was given a ride home by a next-door neighbor who is also a teacher. The neighbor is from Ohio, but not Cincinnati, which could account for Seth’s reference to “something like” Cincinnati. In addition, the neighbor had just returned to Elmira from a trip to Ohio, so the Ohio thought was mentioned in the conversation more than once. City is also mentioned on the object itself—City School District, etc.

[... 4 paragraphs ...]

(“With a momentous occasion of some kind; not usual occasion. Somehow different.” Jane also had the idea of an initial occasion here, and regretted not saying it aloud. She said this data refers to her first day of teaching; to her it was certainly momentous, not usual, and different. The envelope object is the employee pay record from her check for this first day’s work.

[... 1 paragraph ...]

(“Numbers or mathematics.” The object contains many numbers. A mathematics connection that is possible: a friend of Jane’s who is also a substitute teacher told Jane that she had a lot of trouble trying to teach the “new mathematics.”

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(“An object having to do with a knife, and a pen. Sharp and pointed.” These data seem to go together. Jane recalled a connection with a pen, but nothing for a knife. She made a special effort to always have a pen with her when teaching, since she required one so often.

[... 2 paragraphs ...]

(“And an abstract design.” Jane said this is a valid reference to Bert Ryerson, superintendent of art in the Elmira school system. Bert first got Jane interested in teaching; he is also an artist, and paints abstracts.

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(1st Question: What’s that connection with greed or grasp? “I am not sure. Holding onto, reaching out toward, with some urgency. An unassailable position. A Q. A great deal of fuss.” As stated, this data applies to Jane’s taking the teaching job, and her grim determination to keep it at all costs. She felt it urgent that she do so. A great deal of fuss was involved, also. We saw no particular connection for Q.

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(2nd Question: Are you saying this is the object? “No. I am saying that the image I see gives me this impression. It may or may not be the actual object, but seems to be strongly connected with it. And something raised up from a surface, as something embossed.” More on the taxi-auto connection regarding Jane’s teaching, from whence comes the envelope object: Probably the multitude of numbers on the object also related it closely in the data to the license and auto ideas. By asking this question I hoped to lead Seth to be more specific about the object itself.

[... 6 paragraphs ...]

(7th Question: What kind of events? “Future events. Connected with past events.” This could apply to the object, since this employee pay record has boxes or spaces on it for the entry of moneys toward retirement, savings bonds, credit union, etc., for steadily-employed teachers. Jane had no entries in these spaces. Later note by Jane: Unknown to us at this time I was to end up with another teaching position, in answer to an ad I had not yet read.

(8th Question: What does that call and the color black refer to? “Ruburt has a phone connection, of course.” Jane had to have a phone put in for the teaching job, since she would be on daily call. She insisted on a black wall phone, in the face of the company’s efforts to sell her more expensive colored phones, etc. We regard this as good data.

(9th Question: What’s that toreador connection? “A red and violent connection. High activity connected with a male, or repressed violent tendencies, in the situation.” This is also good data, and related to the envelope object in that it refers to an event taking place in Jane’s classroom on her second day of teaching. [The object represents Jane’s first day of teaching.] Briefly, a very violent scene was enacted before Jane and her class. A male teacher entered with a young male student in tow, and literally threw the student across the classroom in a violent fit of anger. The bout resulted from the student’s misbehavior in the hall.

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(11th Question: What’s the 1963 mention? “I do not know. Connection with a past incident at about that time, and a seeming connection with a 1967 incident yet to occur.” See the 1963 data on page 147. As stated the date could very well refer to the time Jane lectured a class at Elmira College on poetry. The connection would be the teaching activity as related to the envelope object.

[... 6 paragraphs ...]

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