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Diary of a DNA Potentiator: The DNA “Hack-tivation” Saga Continues

© Brendan D. Murphy

You have all known by intention, plan, and blueprint that your purpose is to evolve, to create a literal mutation of form inside the human body. You are to seek out those energy places on the planet that will accelerate from outside the internal process as it is developing. Love…is the key. –The Pleiadians via B. Marciniak


In New Dawn magazine No. 133 (July-August 2012), I had a piece entitled Diary of a DNA Potentiator (which was also published on this website around the same time). It detailed some of my experiences with a revolutionary sound-based “wholing” modality facilitating accelerated evolution called the Regenetics Method. At the time, I was still on my way through the timeline, which consists of four distinct activations. I had yet to receive the third activation called Elucidation when the article went to print. I had performed the first activation (Potentiation) on September 12th, 2011. Now, deep in the year of 2014 I am able to speak retrospectively on the whole timeline experience, having completed the final stage of the timeline (Transcension), which was initiated on June 1st, 2013, thus completed by March 1st 2014.

The timing of completion was auspicious, to say the least, because March 1st was the self-same day that I co-created Global Freedom Movement with three close friends. This co-incidence is pertinent within the context of the Regenetics Method, because one of the commonly reported effects of this process is the proliferation of synchronicity in people’s lives, and the contemporaneously increasing abundance. When you are “in flow”, synchronicity becomes the norm rather than the exception. I seek to provide access to this peace and abundance on the largest scale possible.

I mean not for us merely to take a torch into the darkness of unconsciousness on this planet, but to create a raging conflagration of awakened consciousness that will shine as a galactic beacon—and do it as quickly as we can. The Matrix is crumbling, and its architects are getting desperate because their food source—human unconsciousness and its attendant misery—is drying up.

In my initial “report”, I focused primarily on the physical dimensions of this transformational process, and commented on various physical maladies, including lingering soft tissue injuries and also food allergies. Potentiation, the first activation, focuses primarily on the physical and etheric bodies (the etheric being the physical’s template/doppelganger). Additionally, the term “DNA activation” itself tends to fixate attention on the physical domain, even though, in reality, that is where the least of the work and change is occurring.

Now, having experienced the remaining stages and their effects in my life, as well as having further observation and research under my belt, I can speak more broadly on what we are doing with this transformational and healing technique.

In a nutshell, by using the Solfeggio frequencies, we are RE-tuning your physical and subtle bodies to the frequencies of LOVE, HEALTH, HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS, and ABUNDANCE which were your birthright, but usurped by the Matrix, as you were indoctrinated in your youth, pummelled with lies and fear porn, dumbed down, and programmed into a false identity. The four activations of the Regenetics Method spell the END of that B.S., and an organic, gradual return to Source/self-awareness, interconnectedness, and abundance.

Game over. Exit Matrix stage left.

In theory, phase-locking your body to [the] 528 Hz frequency sends the most powerful healing energy in the universe to your DNA’s amino acid sequence, which vibrates in a glycoprotein matrix of structured water, [and] depends heavily on the 528 Hz frequency not just for its physical structure but also for its bioelectrical and bioacoustic functions. –Dr. Len Horowitz

This kind of voice- and sound-based DNA activation is a “shamanic” healing technique that targets the malleability and mobility of non-coding (a.k.a. “junk”) DNA with the human voice and Solfeggio scale. (For more background on this “junk” DNA, please see my article “Junk” DNA: Our Interdimensional Doorway to Transformation here:

Animation of the structure of a section of DNA. The bases lie horizontally between the two spiraling strands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) – See more at:

Moreover, what separates us from the animal kingdom is this very non-coding DNA. The acid-base DNA coding for the physical structures of humans is very similar to that in the animal kingdom, whether you’re talking about fruit flies, worms, rats, or what have you. What we have an abundance of, as humans, is non-coding DNA—far more than our counterparts in the animal kingdom. This is crucial, because it appears to be the major genetic component for interfacing with our consciousness, and may account for why we have the kind of “advanced,” conceptual, and individualised consciousness that is considered the hallmark of homo sapiens sapiens.

In the early stages of this journey, I was hoping to activate healing mechanisms in my DNA that were—I suspected—not functioning properly. First and foremost on my mind was the thought that this procedure might trigger some healing to take place in my damaged rotator cuffs (in the shoulders).

On the 12th of September 2011, two days before my birthday, I performed my own Potentiation. It left me with a subtle “buzz” or tingling in my shoulders—and virtually overnight I noticed my shoulder joints started feeling better. I actually kept a “Post-Potentiation Log” in which over the next 48 hours I recorded improved sleep and a “Significant reduction in pain [in the] left shoulder. Hasn’t felt this good in years. Hardly any discomfort swinging [arms] across chest where before [there] was sharp pain.” Additional improvements were seen beyond this (see ND 133).

It is worth noting that because everyone is so different, it is impossible to predict exact outcomes for individuals. For example, the most obvious effects for me were seen through the first and fourth stages, with more subtle changes seen through the second activation (mental body) stage (Articulation), and some subtle yet compelling personality alterations noted through the third activation period (Elucidation). Elucidation is aimed at the emotional subtle body, and is also believed to target and activate the brain’s prefrontal cortex—a requisite, according to Sri Bhagavan, for experiencing a sustained living “God-presence” or “God-realization”4 (not to be confused with a transient Satori experience).

In contrast to my early experiences with Regenetics, one of my close friends experienced relatively little, physical speaking, during the Potentiation phase, but received immediate and profound impact from the second activation (Articulation) I performed for them. This was done remotely; this process works over arbitrarily large distances without direct contact of any sort. As you read the following missive, remember that Articulation targets the mental body and thus the ordinary/workaday mind as we generally know it to function in a waking beta state.

Since [Articulation], my general thinking—which was a mess and a “monkey mind”—is now CURED. This for me was nothing short of a miracle. I would go in circles in my mind and achieve nothing except self-destruction. I am now able to hold focus and organise myself, my surroundings, and my life better. I have let go of caring what people think and finally found my purpose in life. The inner turmoil I have suffered my whole life became very clear to me: I was doing this to myself; I knew no other way. I was heading down a path that was making me miserable and killing me because I was listening to other people instead of myself, something I did my whole life.

I have now started to make decisions on my own and people’s opinions don’t matter any longer…I am a lot happier and have found my calling…Before the DNA activation I was attracting the wrong people into my life…because I didn’t care about myself. [Articulation] has enabled me to love myself on ALL LEVELS [and] to change my inner world. I have started to attract the right kinds of people into my life…[who] are going to help propel me forward in the direction I was always meant to go down and who are in alignment with my now peaceful inner state. My drive for life and wanting to live again has come about 180°. My need for attachment, the outcome and control has gone and I am now OK with whatever will be. I’m finally free.

This individual, unlike myself, was an ideal test case for the Articulation phase due to the chronically scattered, circular, and ultimately self-defeating thought patterns that typified her mental (and resultantly, emotional) state. Frankly, I didn’t expect such a pronounced and immediate transformation—but it was undeniable. In the aftermath, it became apparent in further communications with this individual that they were increasingly able to tap into their own inner wisdom, knowing, and insight. Their chronically inflamed victim mentality—a companion to her for decades—was virtually nowhere to be found. I was speaking to a new person.

The point I would emphasize is that, while remedial effects are obviously to be observed, the bigger picture invites us to notice that we are actually facilitating accelerated, conscious spiritual evolvement. (For instance, the aforesaid person was sabotaging their own progress in life due to chronically self-defeating thought patterns.) We are making a choice to personally embody the galactic energetic transformation initiated when earth crossed the galaxy’s ecliptic and we collectively became exposed to those new energies emanating from the heart of the galaxy. As above, so below.

Sealing the Fragmentary Body / Slavery Yoke

My friend Eileen McKusick—a pioneering sound healer and author—has encountered in many of her clients an energetic dysfunction in the right side of the sacral (second bottom) chakra that she dubs the “slavery yoke,” and in her book, she notes that Sol Luckman (Regenetics Method developer) had already identified it as the “fragmentary body” (FB).

There appears to be some kind of energetic construct built into our fields that keeps our vital life energy [kundalini] eddying in these bottom two chakras instead of rising up into and through our crown…[T]he root and 2nd chakras are coupled and a pattern you find in one is almost always connected to a pattern the other. Because of this insertion of something like an energetic barrier that lies in the region between the second and third chakras, like a disc parallel to the ground, life energy gets trapped in the two bottom chakras. The result is either guilt and shame driven overdoing, or frustrated non-doing, or a pattern of going back and forth between the two. Either way, people accumulate heavy imbalances in this part of their fields.[i] [emphasis added]

Thus, you see why we call it the slavery yoke(!) One of the breakthroughs of the Regenetics activations is that five months after Potentiation, the slavery yoke/sacral defect is “sealed.” According to Luckman, this is due to the descent of another vortex that is found above the head and is not supposed to be there (as opposed to the other transpersonal chakras which are). It actually descends and “binds” with the sacral chakra, correcting the systemic energy malfunction. It is my personal belief that this dysfunction was probably the result of genetic tampering of the human genome by “creator gods” roughly between 350,000 and 500,000 years ago, to create a slave species (that would mine gold, according to the Sumerian texts and the Zulu shaman Credo Mutwa—along with endless other sources, such as Sitchin, Tellinger, Valerie Barrow, Marciniak, and so on.


Figure 1: The fragmentary body and the ninth chakra that descends and binds with it.
Courtesy Sol Luckman, Potentiate Your DNA, 2011.

One of the interesting “symptoms” of someone undergoing this correction in the sacral chakra is a rapidly apparent and increasing intolerance of performing tasks that are not in alignment with our soul’s calling. Suddenly, people develop the capacity to say “no” and step away from jobs or activities that are experienced as irrelevant, laborious, or “soul crushing,” and do not reflect who they really are. When one’s bioenergy supply at the base of the spine (kundalini) is free to move up beyond the root and sacral chakras (concerned with biosurvival and species propagation), people begin to experience deepened self-awareness and move beyond survival mode and fight-or-flight forms of conscious expression. Concurrently, they are less willing to suffer the indignity of sacrificing themselves merely for the gain of an ersatz master (say, a boss at work) merely to survive. Sealing the slavery yoke converts slaves into sovereigns—or, at least, it powerfully initiates such a transformation, pushing people towards deeper “real world” self-realization beyond the conceptual level.

The rising of the once abeyant kundalini, coupled with the descending “galactic” energy pouring in through the crown chakra, brings intelligent life force energy into the prefrontal lobes of the brain (to say nothing of the primary chakras of the body), activating them to a fuller extent, probably utilising non-coding DNA which is abundant in the brain. It is said that this portion of the brain facilitates an ongoing/sustained “god consciousness”—a state of effortless grace, if you will. Interestingly, Barbara Marciniak’s channelled Pleiadian entities made some very interesting comments in this vein: “As kundalini rises in the body, it meets the cosmic forces that come from outside the body, and the body becomes alive and energized.”[ii]

On the physical level, that is indeed one of the goals. For me, however, going through this process and the continued journey of intentional self-evolution has meant choosing to abandon the standard temporal paradigm of entropy and death altogether and to choose immortality (meaning not to live forever in the same body, but to retain its maximal vitality, cease belief in disease and decrepitude, and choose to leave the body voluntarily in full health and consciousness at some point in the distant future).

Other points to consider regarding the FB:

  • Sealing the FB cuts off the energy supply, to some extent, of etheric and other parasites, making them more vulnerable to intervention, or even expelling them outright (including physical parasites in the body).
  • Luckman has seen or been told by clients of, he estimates, at least 100 cases of etheric parasites being recognised and/or leaving after Potentiation.[iii]
  • Etheric parasites can be viewed using such devices as Harry Oldfield’s PIP technology and variations of it. They come in various forms, including, for example, grey aliens, reptilians, and more.

I believe most things should be effortless, and this is emphasised by the apparently Pleiadian intelligences speaking through Marciniak in Bringers of the Dawn. They also state that far back in our history, space faring reptilian “creator gods” deliberately tampered with our DNA, reducing us to two functional strands in order to create the aforesaid slave species for gold mining. (This theme emerges in so many different places in surprisingly corroborating ways that I am forced to accept this as a reality, at least tentatively.)

Slavery is deeply entrenched in our biology, and psychology, thanks to this malicious, selfish intervention. It is the legacy of master geneticist “creator gods.”

My experience with Regenetics DNA activations is that life becomes increasingly effortless as the timeline progresses, and this continues to be the case, even though I have comfortably passed out of the final nine month Transcension phase. The increased centring of one’s locus of awareness in the heart, as well as the concomitant frontal lobe activation, gradually makes getting stressed out, frustrated, or irate harder to do. Grace and peace become the new normal. This naturally facilitates an enhanced sense of interconnection with the people and environment around us. Importantly, the sealing of the fragmentary body/slavery yoke makes for an observably diminished proclivity towards slave-like thought and betrayal of one’s higher purpose.

Perhaps above all, the activation of your kundalini and non-coding DNA (and extra strands of DNA, I would suggest) will engineer your reality synchronistically such that the currents of life flow you into living your purpose on earth. Coincidentally, this idea is confirmed by said “Pleiadians,” and I have found it to be true in my own direct experience. Knowing your purpose in the world—especially as a “big thinker”—can be very frustrating if you are “unactivated” and thus blocked at virtually every turn. My life now is a tapestry of synchronicity, and the network of incredible supporters and collaborators I have gathered around me is awe inspiring.

Quantum SCIO Electrophysiological Scans During the Regenetics Timeline

For illustrative purposes, please observe the following images taken by Mr Frank Nagy using the Quantum SCIO device.

The SCIO (Scientific Consciousness Interface Operations System) is a universal electrophysiological biofeedback system. It coordinates a complex electro-modal, biofeedback program with computer software in order to gather bioenergetic information about the client’s subconscious. The information is gathered from the body through electrodes in head and limb straps providing an accurate and precise picture of the client’s general status. This information is selected and listed by the SCIO in order of the highest reaction and the stressors are analysed in the course of a stress management session.

While these images are suggestive, they are not necessarily definitive (and neither are they direct images of the human aura/biofield), and my intention is to carry out more structured longitudinal research using multiple scanning systems in conjunction with talented clairvoyants, in order to better ascertain what the quantifiable and qualitative effects of these DNA activations are in the long run. While the timing and frequency of Mr Nagy’s scans were not part of a calculated research program or experiment (and thus, leave something to be desired), I am grateful to have them for illustrative purposes.

scio1SCIO figure 1: someone who has received no Regenetics Method DNA activations  

scio2SCIO figure 2: Mr Nagy’s wife 7 months after Potentiation and 2 days after Articulation.  

scio3SCIO figure 3: Mr Nagy1 day after Elucidation (3rd activation)  

scio4SCIO figure 4: Mr Nagy 2.5 months after Elucidation (3rd activation) 

scio5 SCIO figure 5: Mr Nagy 3 weeks after Transcension (fourth and final activation)

scio6SCIO figure 6: Mr Nagy half way through Transcension (fourth and final activation)

Personal Observations

Perhaps, after seeing Mr Nagy’s images, it will make more sense to people why I experienced the subtle enhancement of consciousness that I did through this timeline. (In my first article, I spoke mainly about physical changes.)

On August 11th, 2012, I had Elucidation done and thus entered the third stage. Less than a month later, on September 7th, I made several notes in my journal observing a trend: “Spontaneity and uninhibitedness seem to be gradually increasing.” The Phoenix Regenetics website states that as the energy triggered by Elucidation moves down through the chakra/bioenergy centers, it “stretches” them, expanding the aura, thus, “clients often experience this expansion as consciousness growth…On the way back up, Elucidation begins the all-important step of unifying your bioenergy centers into a single gestalt we call the Unified Consciousness Field.”[iv]

Seven weeks later, I further noted experiencing “less worry about money, bills, the future of our finances, etc.”

November 11th 2012 saw this recorded: “Still finding that I’m more at peace, more trusting about our ‘fate’ on a daily basis… I also seem more comfortable around others, more at ease with myself, more relaxed, better in conversation.”

On March 28th, 2013, nearly nine months after Elucidation, I journalled that my ex-partner and I had begun the process of separating that would see me relocate back to Sydney ultimately. The fact that we cared about each other made it hard enough—and it was already complicated for me—but our having a puppy made it so much worse. Our intelligent little dog was my best friend. I wrote that, “Something fundamental has changed (and is changing) within me regarding my perception of and interaction with the world. The pain of [the impending breakup] has triggered a shift from a very mind-based view of close personal relationships to a more heart-centered one. The pain of several aborted breakups (but which seemed like they would be final at the time they were happening) was necessary to facilitate this shift.”

It is interesting that after Potentiating two of my friends, they shortly thereafter had major breakups of their own. (One of these women then moved from Perth to Sydney.) Then, just over two weeks from the above journal entry, on April 17th, 2013, I was struck by a lightning bolt:

An insight on operating from a more heart-oriented place: being more heart-oriented can mean listening to the wants and needs of your OWN heart! What do you TRULY want and desire in the depths of your being?

This observation has allowed me to make a lot of sense of what I see occurring in the restructuring of people’s lives after I Potentiate them. This system seems to return people to their soul’s blueprint for this life, allowing them to flow in their purpose. It happened with me. Ten days after the above journal entry I was back in Sydney and the breakup was complete—though working through the emotional aftermath would take some time.

On the first of June, 2013, I received the Transcension activation. The ensuing days, weeks, and months saw a cavalcade of insights and emotional challenges that facilitated inner/spiritual alchemy, taking me inwardly to a “higher plane,” so to speak. As is so often the case for people in general, the things that I gained the most from were the most difficult to face. One such event, triggered by an acquaintance in the US, gave me pause to ponder relationships and personal power. Thus, about fourteen weeks after receiving Transcension, I entered in my journal: “This event was a major psychological recalibration and a gift. I am a very different version of BDM now. I didn’t exist a week ago.”

Something that was very important to me when it eventually registered in my mind, was the connection between kundalini and will. I wrote of “seeing how strongly tied in it is with personal power, and the ability to assert one’s WILL in the body and world…” These DNA activations are, after all, kundalini activations. Trying to be more comprehensive in documenting my various thoughts, feelings, and observations, would rapidly become self-indulgent (and space is limited), so I will refrain. I mean to be illustrative rather than exhaustive here.

I have to conclude that this is a revolutionary system for transformation and self-evolution (not just healing). It eventually upgrades the individual on every primary level (over a minimum 27 month timeline), to leave them at a point of health and conscious awareness not previously known to them. One of the best things about it is that no effort is involved; we are transcending the paradigm of “no pain, no gain,” and creating one of grace, flow, and allowing—does that not fit with the concept of a more evolved state of consciousness?

After finishing the formal RM timeline, a May, 2014 journal entry of mine read:

[W]hat a journey it has been! A recent chakra scan with a humble bell-like device called an acoustic scanner revealed no distortions in any of my major chakra centres. Out of the six or seven of us who were scanned, I was the only one present with no [acoustically] discernable distortions, and not coincidentally, I was the only member of the group to have done any of the Regenetics Method (RM) activations. Some of the others had used Template activations, but they all showed dissonance/distortion in at least one energy center.

As far as I have seen to date, there is nothing to match the RM activations. Stay tuned for the progress and results of longitudinal research projects I am initiating to monitor the state and development of the auric fields and chakras through the 4 stages of the RM timeline as the activations are carried out.

Brendan D. Murphy

Co-founder of Global Freedom Movement and host of GFM Radio, Brendan D. Murphy is a certified DNA activator, author, researcher, activist, and musician. Buy his acclaimed non-fiction epic The Grand Illusion: A Synthesis of Science & Spirituality – Book 1 at
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  • [i] Eileen McKusick, Tuning the Human Biofield, 2014
  • [ii] Marciniak, op. cit., 117.
  • [iii] Private correspondence, 2013.
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How Hell Works: A Brief Guide to the Afterlife

Sooner or later, time is up for everyone. It would be ridiculous to think that after such a life we ​​will be able to somehow penetrate through the heavenly gates or deceive the archangel guarding them. It is worth accepting the inevitable: not booths and houris are waiting for us, but the gloomy landscape of hell. And in order not to get confused at the grave board, you should prepare for this in advance. Moreover, you can find a whole bunch of authoritative evidence on how to navigate in hellish terrain. The main thing is not to panic.

Where is it, the underworld? Some ancient peoples burned the deceased: this is a sure sign that the soul must ascend to its new abode in heaven. If he was buried in the ground, then she will go to the underworld.

If sent on the last journey by boat, it sails to the country across the sea, at the very edge of the Earth. The Slavs had a variety of opinions on this, but they all agreed on one thing: the souls of those people who are not kept near their former dwellings enter the afterlife, and they lead about the same existence there – they harvest, hunt …

Those who, due to a curse, or an unfulfilled promise, or something else, cannot leave their bodies, remain in our world – either settling into their former shells, then taking the form of animals, natural phenomena, or simply ghosts of failure. We can say that the afterlife of such souls is our own world, so this is not the worst option for a posthumous existence.

Egyptian hell

Everything will turn out much worse if you find yourself in the afterlife of the ancient Egyptians, where Osiris reigns. During his earthly incarnation, he was killed and dismembered by his own brother Set. This could not but affect the character of the lord of the dead.

Osiris looks repulsive: he looks like a mummy, clutching the signs of pharaoh’s power. Sitting on the throne, he presides over the court, which weighed the actions of the newly arrived souls. The god of life Horus brings them here. Hold on tightly to his hand: the hawk-headed Chorus is the son of the underground king, so it may well put in a good word for you.


The courtroom is huge – this is the entire firmament. According to the directions of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a number of rules should be observed in it. List in detail the sins that you did not have time to commit during your lifetime. After that, you will be offered to leave a memory of yourself and help your relatives by depicting a court scene on a papyrus scroll.

If your artistic talent is at its best, you will spend the rest of eternity here, participating in the affairs of Osiris and his numerous divine relatives. The rest await a cruel execution: they are thrown to be devoured by Ammatu, a monster with the body of a hippo, paws and mane of a lion and a crocodile mouth.

However, the lucky ones may find themselves in his jaws: from time to time there are “cleansings”, in which the affairs of the wards souls are again reviewed. And if relatives have not provided the appropriate amulets, you will most likely be eaten by a ruthless monster.

Greek hell

It is even easier to get into the afterlife kingdom of the Greeks: you will be carried away by the god of death Thanatos himself, who brings here all the “fresh” souls. During big battles and battles, where he, apparently, cannot cope alone, Thanatos is helped by winged Kerrs, who carry the fallen to the kingdom of the eternally gloomy Hades.

In the far west, at the edge of the world, stretches a lifeless plain, in some places overgrown with willows and poplars with black bark. Behind it, at the bottom of the abyss, the muddy quagmire of Acheron opens. It merges with the black waters of the Styx, which encircles the world of the dead nine times and separates it from the world of the living. Even the gods are wary of breaking the oaths given by the name of Styx: these waters are sacred and ruthless. They flow into Cocytus, the river of weeping that gives rise to Lethe, the river of oblivion.


You can cross the river Styx in old man Charon’s boat. For his labor, he takes a small copper coin from each. If you have no money, you just have to wait for the end of time at the entrance. Charon’s boat crosses all nine streams and drops passengers into the abode of the dead.

Here you will be greeted by a huge three-headed dog Cerberus, safe for those entering, but ferocious and merciless to those who are trying to return to the sunny world. On a vast plain, under a chilling wind, wait quietly among other shadows for your turn. The uneven road leads to the palace of Hades himself, surrounded by the fiery stream of Phlegeton. The bridge over it rests against the gate, standing on diamond columns.

Behind the gates is a huge hall made of bronze, where Hades himself and his assistants, judges Minos, Eak and Radamant, are seated. By the way, all three were once people of flesh and blood, like you and me. They were just kings and ruled their nations so well that after their death Zeus made them judges over all the dead.

With a high probability, just judges will cast you even lower, into Tartarus – the kingdom of pain and groans, located deep under the palace. Here you will have to meet three old sisters, goddesses of vengeance, Erinnias, whom Hades put to watch over sinners.

Their appearance is terrible: blue lips from which poisonous saliva drips; black cloaks like the wings of bats. With balls of snakes in their hands, they rush through the dungeon, lighting their path with torches, and make sure that everyone fully drinks the cup of their punishment. Among the other “indigenous inhabitants” of Tartarus are Lamia, the stealing child, the three-headed Hecate, the demon of nightmares, the corpse-eater Eurynom.

Here you will also meet many mythical figures. Tyrant Ixion is forever chained to a wheel of fire. The chained giant Titius, who offended the tender Leto, is pecked by two vultures. The blasphemer Tantalus is immersed up to his throat in the freshest clear water, but as soon as he, tormented by thirst, bends down, it retreats from him. The Danaids who killed their husbands are forced to endlessly fill the leaky vessel. The quirky Sisyphus, who once deceived the spirit of death Thanatos, and the intractable Hades, and Zeus himself, rolls a stone up the mountain, which breaks down every time he approaches the top.

Christian hell

The images of Christian hell are largely inspired by the ancient Greeks. It is among Christians that the geography of hell has been studied in most detail. Getting there is a little more difficult. Already in the apocryphal books – those that were not included in the Holy Scriptures or were excluded from it later – different opinions were expressed about the location of hell.

Thus, the “Book of Enoch” places the devil himself in the eastern lifeless desert, where Raphael “makes a hole” into which he lowers him, bound hand and foot, and rolls him over with a stone. However, according to the same apocrypha, the soul will go in the opposite direction, to the west, where it will “groan” in the depressions of the high mountain range.

At the end of the 6th century, Pope Gregory the Great, distinguishing between two hells – upper and lower – placed one on the ground, the second under it.

In his 1714 book on the nature of hell, the English occultist Tobias Swinden placed hell in the sun. He motivated his assumption by the then existing ideas about our light as a ball of fire and a quote from the Apocalypse (“The fourth Angel poured out his bowl on the Sun: and it was given to him to burn people with fire”).

And his contemporary and follower, William Whiston, declared all celestial comets to be hell: when they get into the hot regions of the sun, they fry souls, and when they move away, they freeze them. However, you should hardly hope to get on a comet. The most widely accepted idea is that hell is located in the center of the Earth and has at least one exit to the surface.

Most likely, this exit is located in the north, although there are other opinions. So, an old poem about the wanderings of the Irish saint Brendan tells about his journey to the far west, where he finds not only heavenly places, but also places of torment for sinners.

The sun

And in heaven, and under the earth, and on the earth itself, hell is placed in the apocryphal “Walk of the Mother of God through torment.” This book is replete with detailed descriptions of punishments. Asking God to disperse the complete darkness that envelops the suffering in the West, Mary sees a red-hot tar pour out on the unbelievers. Here, in a cloud of fire, those who “sleep like the dead at dawn on Sunday” are tormented, and those who have not stood in church during their lifetime are sitting on red-hot benches.

In the south, other sinners are immersed in the river of fire: those cursed by their parents – up to the waist, fornicators – up to the chest, and up to the throat – “those who ate human flesh,” that is, traitors who abandoned children to be devoured by beasts or betrayed their brothers before the king. But deepest of all, to the crown, are the perjurers.

The Mother of God sees here other punishments due to lovers of profit (hanging by the legs), sowers of enmity and Klchristian adepts (hanging by the ears). In the “left side of paradise”, in the raging waves of boiling tar, the Jews who crucified Christ are suffering.

John Milton, author of the poem “Paradise Lost”, is in the realm of the eternal chaos. According to his concept, Satan was overthrown even before the creation of the earth and heaven, which means that hell is outside these areas. The devil himself sits in Pandemonium, the “brilliant capital”, where he receives the most prominent demons and demons.

Pandemonium is a huge castle with halls and porticoes, built by the same architect as the palace of the Heavenly King. The angel architect, who joined the army of Satan, was expelled from heaven with him. Myriads of spirits rush along the corridors of the palace, swarming in the earth and air. There are so many of them that only satanic sorcery allows them to be accommodated.

Even more confusing is the medieval Christian theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. He distinguished three different hells, corresponding to the three levels of heaven. And since God has dominion over everything, all three hells are ruled by him through specially delegated angels.

In his opinion, Satan does not exist at all as the ruler of the kingdom of evil. The devil in Swedenborg’s understanding is a collective name for the most dangerous “evil geniuses”; Beelzebub unites spirits striving for dominion even in heaven; Satan means “not so evil” spirits. All these spirits are terrible to look at and, like corpses, are deprived of life.

The faces of some are black, in others they are fiery, and in others they are “ugly with pimples, abscesses and ulcers; many of them don’t see their faces, others have only teeth sticking out. ” Swedenborg formulated the idea that as heaven reflects one person, and hell in aggregate is only a reflection of one devil and can be represented in this form. The devil’s mouth, leading to the fetid underworld – this is the path awaiting sinners.


Do not overly trust the opinion of some authors who argue that the entrance to hell can be locked. Christ in the “Apocalypse” says: “I have the keys of hell and death.” But Milton claims that the keys to Gehenna (apparently on behalf of Jesus) are kept by a terrible half-woman, half-snake. On the surface of the earth, the gate may look quite harmless, like a pit or a cave, or like a mouth of a volcano. According to Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy, written at the beginning of the 14th century, souls can go to hell by passing through a dense and gloomy forest.

This poem is the most authoritative source about the hellish device. The structure of the underworld is described in all its complexity. The hell of the Divine Comedy is the torso of Lucifer, inside it has a funnel-shaped structure. Starting a journey through hell, Dante and his guide Virgil descend deeper and deeper, without turning anywhere, and in the end find themselves in the same place from which they entered it.

The strangeness of this hellish geometry was noticed by the famous Russian mathematician, philosopher and theologian Pavel Florensky. He proved very reasonably that Dante’s hell is based on non-Euclidean geometry. Like the entire Universe in the concepts of modern physics, hell in the poem has a finite volume, but has no boundaries, which was proved (theoretically) by the Swiss Weil.

Muslim hell

It looks like a Christian hell and an underworld that awaits Muslims. Among the stories of The Thousand and One Nights, seven circles are told. The first is for the faithful who have died an unjust death, the second is for apostates, the third is for the pagans. Jinn and the descendants of Iblis himself inhabit the fourth and fifth circles, Christians and Jews – the sixth. The innermost, seventh circle is waiting for the hypocrites.

Before getting here, souls await the great Doomsday, which will come at the end of time. However, the wait does not seem long to them.

Like most other sinners, visitors to the Islamic Hell are eternally roasted on fire, and every time their skin is burned, it grows again. The Zakkum tree grows here, the fruits of which, like the heads of the devil, are the food of the punished. Do not try the local cuisine: these fruits boil in the stomach like molten copper.

Those who eat them are tormented by intolerable thirst, but the only way to quench it is to drink boiling water so foul-smelling that it “melts the insides and skin.” In short, this is a very, very hot place. In addition, Allah even enlarges the bodies of the kafirs, increasing their torment.

Honestly, none of the described hells arouses good feelings in us, especially in comparison with our small, but generally comfortable world. So where exactly to go is up to you. Of course, it is not possible to give a complete information about the structure of hell on the pages of the magazine.

However, we hope that our quick overview will help everyone who finds themselves there to quickly navigate and greet their new eternity with the words of John Milton:

“Hello, sinister world! Hello, Beyond Gehenna! “

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Chalk portrait of Virgin Mary appeared 13 years later, Mexican people call for miracles

A recent miraculous phenomenon on an asphalt road in Guadalupe, Mexico, the image of the Virgin Mary painted in chalk 13 years ago suddenly appeared. Local residents believe this "miraculous manifestation". (Video screenshot)

A mysterious phenomenon recently appeared on an asphalt road in Guadalupe, Mexico. A portrait of the Virgin Mary painted with chalk 13 years ago suddenly appeared. The local residents were quite surprised and believe in this “miraculous manifestation”.

This chalk-painted portrait of the Virgin is located on the asphalt pavement of an open-air parking lot next to the Guadalupe municipal government. It was an unknown person who held the “Bella Vía” (Bella Vía) in Guadalupe in 2007 Painted during the festival.

Recently, a man splashed water on the asphalt road there, and this portrait of the Virgin unexpectedly appeared again.

The staff of the city government said that the parking lot has undergone many changes and the city has also experienced extreme weather. This image should have disappeared a few years ago, but it has suddenly appeared miraculously recently.

After the incident spread in the local area, it immediately attracted a large number of people to watch, and city hall officials were also surprised. Many people believe that this is the miracle of the Virgin, and many believers come to worship and light candles and place flowers on the spot.

Félix Palomo, director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Guadalupe Municipal Government, also shared a photo of this mysterious chalk drawing on Twitter and wrote:

“Believe it or not, the problem is that this portrait was created 13 years ago. How could it reappear afterwards?”

At present, the portrait of the Virgin Mary has been surrounded by traffic triangles, and the ground is often splashed with water to make the portrait of the Virgin Mary appear more clearly. As for why this chalk-drawn portrait of the Virgin Maru can be kept for 13 years, no experts have yet provided any explanation.

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The legend that connects the Holy Grail with a Polish village – The Knights Templar and the secret tunnels

Like all great travelers, the Knights Templar of medieval times needed some places to settle, and so they built some of the most impressive castles and cathedrals.

Famous examples of these 13th-century buildings are found throughout the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

Less well known are the impressive chapels and fortifications they built in western Poland, where the Knights Templar and other crusaders colonized the area and began to weave their own mythology into the idyllic rural landscape.

A trip to the region of Western Pomerania and the villages of Chwarszczany, Myślibórz and Rurka – near the border with Germany – is an adventure in a neglected destination, where historical secrets are still revealed.

And, according to at least one local legend, there could still be hidden the Holy Grail, the cup from which Jesus Christ drank at the Last Supper and later had his blood.

The road to Chwarszczany, a village lost among fields and forests, is not very well known, and has few permanent residents. The village itself is a collection of faded houses with less than 100 inhabitants who have chickens and grow tomatoes in the summer.

The farms and houses built in the traditional German style, testify to the geopolitical unrest that has affected the area over the centuries.

The special, timeless chapels built by the Knights Templar

It is here that the Knights Templar established a place of worship. Made of red bricks on a granite base, the church of Agios Stanislaos was built in 1232 on an isolated spot.

The chapel is designed according to the Temple of the Temples, an intricate code that the knights obeyed for fear of exile from the fraternity. The appearance of the building is defensive, its high walls are built to withstand attacks as well as the ravages of time.

It is still used as a place of worship, although Sunday mornings in Chwarszczany are quiet, we usually see about 30 parishioners gathered inside the chapel. There are two renovated frescoes on the walls.

The chapel in Chwarszczany

Discoveries are still being made here that shed new light on the lives and deaths of the knights and their followers. Among the finds below the sanctuary of the chapel are the bodies of some of the knights themselves and a possible secret passage.

Przemysław Kołosowski, an archaeologist working to preserve Chwarszczany’s medieval heritage, says that during excavations in 2019, researchers discovered more fortifications and a cemetery using ground-penetrating radar.

“Our GPR has identified gothic crypts with the remains of the Knights Templar beneath the chapel,” Kołosowski told CNN Travel. “According to legends and medieval documents, there was a well near the chapel. According to rumors, the well served as the entrance to a secret tunnel. “This requires further thorough archaeological research.”

The stories of the Knights Templar are a source of inspiration for movies

The Knights Templar have fascinated historians and archaeologists for years, in part because of the shady aspects of some of their practices.

Their Order was founded in Jerusalem in the 12th century to protect the pilgrims of the Holy Land. They became a powerful force throughout Europe, enjoying papal privileges, tax breaks and rich donations, while at the same time gaining legendary status.

The Knights Templar protected the Holy Grail

They are said to have become the patrons of the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant, a sacred ark in which were kept the stone tablets with the Ten Commandments that God had given to Moses for the second time, and other sacred objects of the Israelis. These stories have inspired films such as Indiana Jones and Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.

“The Knights Templar are always involved in everything,” Italian writer Uberto Eco wrote in his book “Foucault’s Pendulum.” 

This certainly seems to be the case in 12th and 13th century Europe. In western Poland, landowners decided to prevent this entanglement by inviting knights to settle in what was then known as the Pojezierze Myśliborskie region.

Struggles for political power

About 40 miles (25 miles) north of Chwarszczany, another Romanesque building owes its existence to the medieval order. The Chapel of the Knights at Rurka is a rugged stone building dating back to 1250, built in the architectural style of the German region of Saxony.

In a secluded forest spot, the Rurka Chapel was sold to private hands in 1999 and is closed for renovation.

Going further northeast, after a 25-minute drive, travelers will reach Myślibórz, a narrow community of narrow roads surrounded by forests and four lakes.

The Knights Templar arrived in Mysliborz, Poland in the 13th century. It is an idyllic place, but the show here is stolen by the extremely preserved fortifications of the city, which today look almost as they look during the Crusades.

Myślibórz’s defense architecture provides a glimpse of what life was like in the Temple Age, when communities lived in fear of wars and struggles for political power.

Historical documents place the Knights Templar at Myślibórz from about 1238, when the land around their city was ceded to the local aristocrat, Duke Władysław Odonic.

The secrets of the swamp

The fortifications around Myślibórz were built in the 13th and 14th centuries. The city has retained its medieval town planning, with a square in the middle. Around this market there is the 18th century town hall, and houses.

Even today, the main entrances to the city are through two medieval gates, the Pyrzycka Gate and the Nowogródzka Gate, which were built in the early 13th and 14th centuries. Modern roads allow cars to enter the city through the gates. Inside the fortifications there is a cylindrical stone tower with loopholes.

The Holy Grail has inspired many books and movies

Visitors should ask about a secret underground tunnel that runs down the city, from the large church on Market Square to the Dominican convent, which, according to Karolczak, was originally the site of the Temple of the Knights Templars.

After the expulsion of the Knights Templar from Myślibórz in the late 13th century, their legendary treasure disappeared. Karolczak says that according to local tradition, the treasure was sunk by the Knights themselves, in a nearby lake.

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