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The Ground Rules of Life & Existence

Jed Shlackman, Contributor
Waking Times

If you happen to be reading this article it is safe to assume that you exist. However, the fact that any of us exist does not mean that we have much understanding of our existence or how Creation is manifesting. If we explore ancient wisdom teachings and discoveries from modern sciences like physics and parapsychology we can start to gain a better understanding of life and the principles that underlie our existence.

I have seen some of these principles best explained by beings or personalities who communicate through human channelers. A few sources I will cite are “Bashar,” an ET personality that speaks primarily through the channel Darryl Anka (you can also find video and audio recordings from the past with Bashar speaking through a medium named Andrew); “Abraham,” the consciousness that communicates through Esther Hicks, and the higher dimensional Pleiadian ET consciousness that comes through in the Handbook For The New Paradigm books published by George Green.

Bashar claims to be the product of a human-ET hybridization project and that he exists hundreds of years in our future as part of a race of beings called Essassani, while he reports that he is part of the same oversoul or spiritual self as the man channeling him. Thus, from Darryl Anka’s perspective as a human Bashar could be seen as a future self; except Bashar educates about seeing all time as simultaneous and therefore all realities exist at once even if our focus of attention and awareness is directed toward just one particular reality in any moment.

Bashar states that there are a set of basic rules or laws that are true Everywhere/Everywhen in the universe -including ALL dimensions.

1. You exist. (I AM)
2. Everything is Here/Now.
3. The All is one, and the One is all.
4. What you put out is what you get back.
5. The only constant in the universe is change –
except for the first 4 postulates, which never change.

1. You exist. (I AM)
If you exist now, your existence is eternal:
You have always existed and you always will exist. You may change form,
but you are existing always . So…..relax…..you’ll be around forever.

2. Everything is Here/Now.
Time and Space are illusions. (But your experiences within Time/Space are “real”.)
There is only Here/Now.

3. The All is one, and the One is all.
Just as each tiny section of a hologram contains the information for the entire
hologram, likewise we are all inter-connected.
Everything is truly just one totally-interconnected “thing”.

4. What you put out is what you get back.
The “outside” is a reflection of the “inside”.
Physical reality is actually a mirror:
Your physical reality is just a holographic reflection of
what you most strongly believe to be true. And like a mirror, physical reality
will not change unless you change first (change what you most strongly believe).

5. The only constant in the universe is change – except for the first 4 postulates, which never change.
So…..might as well get used to eternally-changing Creation.
Enjoy the ride! Surf the changes!

With those understandings we can also consider the common idea that each person creates their own reality. This does not mean that each ego self or focus of consciousness is creating or generating all of existence. It means that the individual’s personal experience of reality (using those seemingly external props) is solely the creation of that individual – you may not control everything that exists beyond yourself but you do control the story or meaning you apply to reality as viewed from your limited perspective (even though we may be conditioned to give the meaning to reality that is projected or suggested by other people around us rather than fully, consciously exercising the power of our own consciousness). Therefore you create your own personal reality. Also, as you do this you are having some influence upon the field of Creation itself and your waves of vibration and consciousness are having some impact on the universal or collective field of reality. This may seem quite subtle in the physical realm where the perceived constructs of time and space operate and the frequencies of vibration have been slowed down so much that we don’t see the relationship between our consciousness and external reality. However, physics experiments here in physical reality have shown how the observer influences what is being observed, and in the non-physical realms we can instantly visit or create a reality just by using our consciousness to do so, as recognized by those who have experienced astral projection (out of body experiences) or lucid dreaming.

If we review all the experiences reported by people who have had NDEs (near-death experiences), OOBEs (out-of-body experiences), and memories of other lifetimes or the between lives realm, then we see extensive evidence that our consciousness is indeed eternal and not a product of or confined to the physical life form. In those states as well as using remote viewing or other forms of psychic clairvoyance people often do perceive “future” realities that do manifest at a subsequent point in the linear time sequence. If people perceive those “future” realities it implies that they already exist in some greater field of information or intelligence, so they must co-exist with our present. People who have their consciousness guided into a spiritual realm during regression sessions often report meeting with spiritual guides or beings who help them select and plan their Earthly incarnations – as though those lifetimes in a sense already exist in some form, ready to be played out or experienced by the spirits involved. The books by the late psychologist Dr. Michael Newton give detailed accounts of those sessions, and as a regression therapist myself I have encountered the same type of phenomena from clients of mine. Those clients usually haven’t read Newton’s books and my verbal guidance in a session is provided in a cautious way to avoid leading or influencing people and to instead keep them open to whatever their own higher consciousness or inner awareness wishes to show them.

Regarding the holographic principle, this theme is found in many near death experiences where people feel or see themselves as united with the Source Energy or Light and perceive that all beings are merely facets or expressions of that one Supreme Being. Users of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines have also reported this type of experience, where they sense or perceive the Oneness of all life and the interconnectedness of everything while the ordinary perceptual filtering programs of the brain hemispheres are disengaged by the activity of the chemicals. Psychedelic drugs may foster these effects by stimulating the pineal gland, which enhances the connection between the brain hemispheres so that the intuitive, wholeness oriented aspect of consciousness becomes more accessible while one is still in a physically awake state. This idea of the holographic principle has also gained traction among physicists since it explains a variety of phenomena that would otherwise be difficult to account for. Michael Talbot’s book The Holographic Universe, published in the early 1990s, introduced this concept to the general public using a number of examples showing how interconnected our consciousness is.

To help us understand the holographic principle the Handbook For The New Paradigm states:

“In order for you to conceptualize a higher dimensional experience, it is necessary that you have some understanding of the experience of it from the creational perspective. Holographic interaction is basic to this understanding. Current methodology to produce this phenomenon involves a beam of light focused through a transparency that produces a floating dimensional replica. In an existing holograph (you) conceive a thought of a desire to be reproduced in like holographic mode. This thought thinking (you) focuses by enlarging this thought with details that further define the holographic desire and increases the energy of the beam like thought with emotions of what the experience of enjoying this new holograph will be like therefore empowering it to come into form.

You call the holographic concept 3D or third dimensional. How then is the 4th dimension different? 3D encompasses the conception of height, width and depth, but involves no motion within the holograph of its own volition. (3D movies involve dimensional glasses. Virtual reality is also a manipulation.) The next step into 4th dimensional experience superimposes the living or vibratory dimension of action within the purview of the holograph itself. A true holograph is projected through thought, not by a mechanism. Since thought has the power to act upon itself with further thought, it is self-aware. The higher the degree of self-awareness implies a higher vibratory rate or dimension of experience. The seeds of one dimension are planted within the lessor one.”

The idea that everything in Creation is constantly changing coincides with the idea that existence implies movement and vibration. Without movement from the unmanifest potential there is no individuality or differentiation. It is difference in vibrational frequency and wavelength that distinguish things from one another, that generates realities.

Bashar’s concept of what you put out is what you get back is a way of expressing the law of attraction, using a mirror metaphor. If reality reflects our thoughts and beliefs then we have the power to transform reality by shifting our thoughts and beliefs. The limitation on this is that our individuated self is not the totality of consciousness and not the biggest thinking force in Creation – there are aspects or levels of self beyond our level of awareness that are shaping reality on a more fundamental level than our conscious human persona can. Thus, when seeking to work in harmony with the law of attraction you can intend to do so in harmony with your higher self and with the highest or most fundamental Creative Force. Consider that life synchronistically provides what we need, whether or not that is what we as a personality currently want or desire.

The Handbook For The New Paradigm presents the four principles of attraction, intention, allowance, and balance. These principles will likely sound familiar to followers of the Abraham-Hicks teachings, As Abraham speaks of the law of attraction as the fundamental principle of Creation. Also, one of the main Abraham books is called “The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing.” Abraham describes itself as a group consciousness from the non-physical realm using Esther Hicks to communicate with those hearing Abraham speak through her. Attraction is described by these spiritual teachers as the principle of like energy attracting like energy – we draw to us or have reflected back to us what we are putting out with our own vibration and consciousness. Intention is really whatever we desire or envision to create or manifest. We are using intention unconsciously in every moment, while we are applying our intention consciously or deliberately less frequently. Allowance is about surrendering control to the Creative Force itself and letting life unfold – rather than the mind seeking to control the external world to make it conform to one’s intentions. That mental attachment to control over the external world actually creates resistance that may lead you away from experiencing the manifestation of what you desire. It is also helpful to realize that our lives exist within a Universe that is being manifested by “higher” or “greater” intentions than our individual personality self may have – thus when our intentions align with those “higher” intentions things will likely manifest more easily than if we have intentions that conflict with those higher intents or purposes.

The Handbook states “Again we remind you that freewill allows those who choose to remain in the pattern of present existence. Do not be concerned with those. The ingredient of freewill in the soup of experience teaches us another of the Universal Laws, that of Allowance. Personal responsibility is just that—PERSONAL. It means that one is concerned with the choosing of his/her own experience and is not responsible for the experience of others. All are allowed to participate within a group focus of cooperative experience or not. However choosing not to participate does have its consequences. Those who choose deliberately to withhold their participation in ending the present paradigm will be allowed to continue it elsewhere in a somewhat different format. They are allowed to choose their mode of experience in this situation. Allowance is the most difficult of the laws to be learned at the 3rd dimensional level because of the deeply ingrained need to control. Control is transcended through the practice of the Law of Allowance.”

Finally, the principle of balance is the ancient, timeless idea of polarities and their union, such as the yin-yang concept in Taoism. Creation in its wholeness and essence always maintains balance, so any aspect that is moving in a direction of polarized expression is generating the necessity for the expression of the opposite polarity force to be energized. The more balanced we become the greater our capacity to experience unity with the Source. The Source allows all experiences and all polarities to exist and be explored – it has no need or desire to not allow the Infinite exploration of potential. If we wish to truly be “God-like” we need to master the principle of allowing and not feel compelled to control other beings. The Being with ultimate power unconditionally shares that power with all of its fragments of consciousness. Imagine how different our society would be if we could reflect that consciousness in our human interactions. The basic laws or ground rules of existence provide perfect feedback mechanisms for beings to vibrationally venture as “far” away from the Source state of being as they desire to. Since they are never truly separate from the Source they can never truly be lost and they will begin their journey back to awareness of the Oneness when they are ready to – as their existence is eternal and there is no time limit involved.

The Handbook For The New Paradigm states “Attraction, intention and allowance leading to balance through application within experience. A doctorate in those positively leads to ascension to higher dimensions.”

The Handbook presents these universal principles in the context of guiding an awakening humanity to apply them in a manner that helps uplift the collective consciousness and leads the population to embrace a more desirable experience that leaves behind the darkness and oppression that have plagued humanity. The Handbook For The New Paradigm (Vol. 3) states:

“The thought vibrations as those committed to the project read, reread and discuss the concepts with like minded individuals contribute greatly to the invocation of the Law of Attraction. The power of their intention and commitment then invokes the Law of Intentional Creation and it is further fueled into creative action by the emotions that accompany the desire for this new experience. At this point the person involved has initialized into motion two of the Laws. Holding the commitment and resolve to experience into wisdom this opportunity then leads to the difficult invocation of the Law of Allowance. This requires what has been called “faith” through “knowing” that the Laws are real, do work and are working in the midst of the continued apparent success of that which needs to be changed as well as while confusion breaks down what must change. The heroes, sung and unsung, of the new paradigm will be those who can commit, grasp the understanding of applying the basic Universal Laws and allow them to bring forth the desired goal through the breakdown and formation process. There will be no instant gratification. It will not happen overnight. The plan to dehumanize the population of this planet is too well established to be changed quickly. But, focused desire and purposeful intent can change it! It can only be accomplished by living, breathing citizens who know that they are powerful beings with the Laws of the Universe and the creative flow of Divine Intent that humanity be allowed to choose its own destiny and is deserving of its inherent right to do this. It must however choose its path of self-choice or bow to the overseers who await that choice and do all in their power to influence humanity’s decision. The decision can only be made by each individual and those individual choices then meld together into a rising tide of intent and purpose.”

Are we ready to ascend, to bring our focus of awareness to higher dimensions or layers of existence?

About the Author

Jed Shlackman, M.S. Ed., LMHC is a professional counselor, hypnotherapist and regression therapist, Reiki master and energy healer, and a sound healing musician and writer who is based in Miami, Florida. Jed has degrees in counseling and psychology from the University of Miami and has been working as a counselor and healer with thousands of clients over the past couple of decades. Jed’s website is www.phinsights.com, his facebook links are www.facebook.com/jedishamanreiki and www.facebook.com/jediholistichealing – Jed can be found on Twitter as #jedishaman and his meditation and music recordings are at jedishaman.bandcamp.com. Jed’s holistic wellness articles as the Miami Holistic Health Examiner can be viewed athttp://www.examiner.com/holistic-health-in-miami/jed-shlackman

Jed’s book Consciousness, Creation, And Existence: A Guide To The Grand Adventure is available from Amazon.com and other book sellers.

References:

http://www.trufax.org/handbooks/paradigmvol1.html
www.bashar.org
www.nohoax.com
www.abraham-hicks.com

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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.

Egypt

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.

Greece

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.

Heaven

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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