I'm just curious to see if anyone here has ever seen/experienced these 'beings'. When I was very little, starting around age 3, I would wake in the middle of the night and see these 'men' standing around my bed. I had one of those canopy beds with my headboard against the wall. There were 8 of them. Three on either side of me and two at the foot of my bed. They never said anything. They would just stare down at me.
I remember them being old men at the time. But now I would guess them to be in their mid 60's. They were in white robes and had beards and they had a glow that emanated from them. They never spoke or smiled, only stared at me with very serious looks on their faces. I never felt afraid of them. In fact, it felt very normal to me and somewhat comforting. I would look at each one of their faces and then roll over and go back to sleep. This happened so often that it seemed very normal. When I got to be an older child, it stopped.
I have only read of one other person seeing these 'men' while meditating. They scared her. She said that they appear during times of great change or crisis in your life. She calls them 'the council'.
I am very curious to see if anyone here has seen them or has any insight into who they are and why they were around me so often?