Seth/Jane Roberts

Natural Guilt

"Natural guilt then is the species' manifestation of the animals' unconscious corporeal sense of justice and integrity. It means: Thou shalt not kill more than is needed for thy physical sustenance."

What Seth calls violations are:

"Doing violence to your body, or another's"
"Doing violence to the spirit of another"

The purpose of "natural guilt" was as a preventative measure: "Any previous acts that had aroused feelings of natural guilt were to be avoided in the future."


"Any violation against nature would bring about a feeling of guilt so that when a like situation was encountered in the future, man would, in that moment of reflection, not repeat the same action."

NPR - session 635 and prior