The Law of One, Book I, Session 7
Questioner: At what point would this calling be great enough for you to come openly among the people on Earth?
How many entities on Earth would have to call the Confederation?
Ra: I am Ra. We do not calculate the possibility of coming among your peoples by the numbers of calling, but by a consensus among an entire societal-memory complex which has become aware of the infinite consciousness of all things.
This has been possible among your peoples only in isolated instances.
In the case wherein a social memory complex which is a servant of the Creator sees this situation and has an idea for the appropriate aid which can only be done among your peoples, the social memory complex desiring this project lays it before the Council of Saturn.
If it is approved, quarantine is lifted.
Questioner: I have a question about that Council.
Who are the members, and how does the Council function?
Ra: I am Ra. The members of the Council are representatives from the Confederation and from those vibratory levels of your inner planes bearing responsibility for your third density.
The names are not important because there are no names.
Your mind/body/spirit complexes request names and so, in many cases, the vibratory sound complexes which are consonant with the vibratory distortions of each entity are used.
However, the name concept is not part of the Council.
If names are requested, we will attempt them.
However, not all have chosen names.
In number, the Council that sits in constant session, though varying in its members by means of balancing, which takes place, what you would call irregularly, is nine.
That is the Session Council.
To back up this Council,
there are twenty-four entities which offer their services as requested.
These entities faithfully watch and have been called Guardians.
The Council operates by means of, what you would call, telepathic contact with the oneness or unity of the nine, the distortions blending harmoniously so that the Law of One prevails with ease.
When a need for thought is present, the Council retains the distortion-complex of this need, balancing it as described, and then recommends what it considers as appropriate action.
the duty of admitting social memory complexes to the Confederation;
offering aid to those who are unsure how to aid the social memory complex requesting aid in a way consonant with both the call, the Law, and the number of those calling (that is to say, sometimes the resistance of the call);
internal questions in the Council are determined.
These are the prominent duties of the Council.
They are, if in any doubt, able to contact the twenty-four who then offer consensus/judgment/thinking to the Council.
The Council then may reconsider any question.
Questioner: You mentioned the nine who sit on the Council. Is this “nine” the same nine as those mentioned in this book? (Questioner gestures to Uri.)
Ra: I am Ra. The Council of Nine has been retained in semi-undistorted form by two main sources, that known in your naming, as Mark and that known in your naming as Henry.
In one case, the channel became the scribe.
In the other, the channel was not the scribe.
However, without the aid of the scribe, the energy would not have come to the channel.
Questioner: The names that you spoke of.
Were they Mark Probert and Henry Puharich?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.