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What Christianity Looked Before The Birth of Jesus Christ

One of the things that always intrigues me is the historical basis for certain philosophical and metaphysical concepts. We often simply take for granted that the memes or ideas of our time have always been the basis for “truth” – and in our scientific age that can be a huge distortion.

I remember when I read A New Earth and Oprah hosted Eckhart Tolle in a webcast series, and many people calling in wondered at his references to the parables of Jesus, and whether there was a connection with Christianity.

Oprah tried to soft pedal the fact that Eckhart’s teaching is secular, which is problematic for fundamentalist Christians – but is there a connection going further back?

One of my favorite ideas from Eckhart’s work is his interpretation of the notion of the “Kingdom of Heaven” not as “someplace else” or in the sky, but rather as a state of being resulting from questioning, and ultimately not believing your thoughts.

In the 20th century a major discovery was the Dead Sea Scrolls and similar documents that revealed the Gnostic Gospels – a different set of historical interpretations of the teachings of Jesus, that looked at sin as believing your thoughts – and resisting what is with mental struggle and turmoil.

This resistance and suffering would, of course, be the opposite of the “Kingdom of Heaven”.

In The Gnostic Mystery by Randy Davila, the author weaves an interesting thriller around such a newly discovered scroll and also takes the opportunity to summarize this discovery of an ancient Christian doctrine as a psychological teaching along the same lines – the researcher in the book says that the key to Gnosticism was nonresistance to reality, and suffering was viewed in the teaching as the result of struggling with what is and hypothesizing alternate realities that “weren’t”.

This made me think of Gurdjieff, who was ever mysterious and veiled in his claims about the source of his teaching–which also included deep physical and psychological inquiry into the nature of thought. Gurdjieff posited the existence of three brains that need to work harmoniously in order to connect to higher wisdom and suggested that modern humans are asleep and oblivious to their true nature.

But in addition to mentioning a map to “pre-sand” Egypt which fueled his journey to the pyramids (where he worked as a guide) Gurdjieff would suggest that his teaching was the “true” Christianity – preceding the life of Jesus, as well as the Egypt of the pharaohs with its source in “prehistory.”

While much of Gurdjieff’s ideology can be viewed as “Eastern” and he may have traveled to India and Tibet, a deeper look at his cosmology and biological notions suggest that what he brought to light may have been the original and undistorted teaching of a superior civilization that eventually gave way to both Egyptian and Meso-American cultures that attempted to preserve its scientific wisdom.

A modern philosopher and scholar who writes in depth about Gurdjieff in relation to modern issues, Jacob Needleman probes this aspect of the teaching in his book, Lost Christianity.

In this book Needleman engages with a scholar and monk whose research has taken him deeply into the sources of Eastern Orthodoxy and more esoteric interpretations of scripture. Needleman writes:

“What has been lost everywhere in the life of man is the confrontation within oneself of the two fundamental forces of the cosmic order: the movement of creation and the movement of return, the outer and the inner. The whole of what is known as “progress” in the modern world may be broadly characterized as an imbalanced attention to the outward-directed force of life, combined with a false identification of the “inner” as the realm of thought and emotion. The thoughts and emotions that are given the name of ‘inwardness” actually serve, as has been shown, the movement outward and degradation of psychic energy. In Christian terms, this is “flesh.” Thoughts and emotions are not the soul.”  (222)

What this suggests is that the original “pre-Christian” teaching was about inner energetic knowledge and the discovery of man’s true nature through deep inquiry and concrete experience.

The quote above actually suggests the Advaita inquiry of Neti Neti – “not this, not this” – in the pursuit of reality and the resulting recognition that what “I am” as not my thoughts, not my emotions, and not my sensations; the body is experienced as yet another “external” object to one’s true being.

This is indeed a very timeless notion of truth that we now may see as “eastern” or “mystical,” but one that has been preserved in stories since the dawn of time. Joseph Campbell brought many of these stories to light in his work (which inspired the Star Wars films) and one can find more information in Bernardo Kastrup’s latest book, More Than Allegory: On Religious Myth, Truth And Belief.

Bernardo, who also wrote Why Materialism is Baloney eschews the low hanging fruit of fundamentalist religious dogma to probe more deeply the sources of wisdom in our psyche and in our historic heritage of myth that suggest connection to higher energies and influences.

Of course science itself has given us the basis for this – we know that we use wifi (wireless) transmission of energy every day and our computer software encodes active conceptual intentions and produces results without human intervention – suggesting that mental energy and truth does not need a physical foundation in order to “exist.”

In addition to these connected efforts to unearth the sources of wisdom that may have been lost, the actual historical civilizations that modern history seems to avoid even mentioning are covered books like Chariots of the Gods, by Erik von Daniken and more recently in Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilization by Graham Hancock.

It may well be that we are on the verge of rewriting not only our history of science and religion, but in fact the history of the origin of our species as we connect these various dots and rethink even the basis of religions we have always taken for granted: Judaism (with the Kabala and its mystical aspects) and Christianity as being sourced not in the teachings of Jesus, but in the ancient history of mankind itself.

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Wolves Exhibit Psychic Abilities which Have Saved People’s Lives

According to fairy tales, wolves are “bad.” Reality dictates otherwise. There are cases, including this one, where these canines have saved people’s lives.

Wolves of fiction have a bad reputation, as evidenced by Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs and others. In reality, a study of wolf attacks indicates that these are rare. In the past fifty years, about seventeen people in Europe and Russia were killed by wolves.

There were no fatalities in the Americas. The majority of these attacks were by rabid wolves. The other attacks were either because the animals were in fear of their lives or when they regarded humans, especially children and babies, as prey.

In reality, wolves are shy and avoid humans. Shamanic people hold the wolf in high esteem. He is a teacher and pathfinder and represents loyalty, intuition and the shadow.

Trapped in the Blizzard

Carter Allen and his girlfriend, Dawn, were out late one night when it began to snow. Soon, the flurries turned into heavy snow, so they decided to go to his mother’s house in rural Minnesota. The snow became a blizzard.

The car slid into a ditch from which there was no escape. Their only chance was to walk to try to find safe haven. They were wearing sneakers, jeans, sweaters and jackets which offered no protection from the cold, wind and blinding snowflakes.

Carter led Dawn back to the car, then went to seek shelter. He found a farmhouse. The elderly farmer refused to help. Carter trudged back to the car.

The Shadow During the Snowstorm

Carter, exhausted and numb from the cold, at some level of consciousness, was aware of something following him, but was too worn to look. As he felt himself falling down and into darkness, he remembered praying for help.

He struggled to regain consciousness and felt something furry covering him like a blanket. When his mind was clearer, he realized it was a large black canine. He petted the animal and wondered if it was a wild dog.

No one would allow such a magnificent pet out in this weather. He had never seen such a splendid animal or this breed of dog. Carter looked into the animal’s eyes and saw the canine wanted to help him and the canine seemed to sense why their paths had crossed. Carter pressed his face into the animal’s fur and breathed in warmed air.

The Guardian Wolf

The man was energized and made his way back to the car, expecting his rescuer to follow him, but the animal disappeared into the darkness. Carter and Dawn huddled together in the car. He told her about the dog who saved him which made him feel warm and helped her to relax.

The couple was wakened by a snowplow driver who offered to take them to Mrs. Allen’s house. Carter told his mother about the dog who saved him.

His mother said there was no such dog in the area, but, twice, she had seen a large black wolf in the vicinity where Carter fell.

Guardian Wolf’s Psychic Abilities?

There is documentation in parapsychology labs and in the field that some animals have psychic ability. The wolf saved Carter’s life and, from his gaze, conveyed the fact that he was there to help.

Were Mrs. Allen’s sightings of the wolf the animal’s precognition, knowledge of the future, that he would be there to help when needed? Anpsi, animal psychic phenomena, is one of the mysteries that traditional science has yet to find answers to.

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What Makes People With Autism ‘Ghost Magnets’?

Difficulty in social situations and rigid behaviors are two of the most common symptoms of people with autism. However, many also seem to have a heightened connection with the paranormal world.

People with autism process things differently to those with neurotypical brains, particularly when it comes to sensory processing. This can offer an explanation for why autistic people are often more in sync with the paranormal world, such as describing that they sense a presence, feeling touch, and even having visions with no somatosensory stimuli.

In fact, research shows that these experiences are prevalent in autistic people when compared to control groups, going as far as to describe them as ‘ghost magnets’.

Increased levels of anomalous perception

Anomalous experiences include a vast range of things, from lucid dreams and out-of-body experiences to sensing a presence or having an apparitional experience. While anyone can have an anomalous experience, research has found that people with autism have an increased level of anomalous perception.

Thirty participants with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) diagnosis and thirty neurotypical control participants completed the Cardiff Anomalous Perception Scale (CAPS) and Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS-2) questionnaires.

The CAPS score was significantly higher in the participants with ASC when compared to the control group. They also found that the frequency of anomalous perception, the level of distress caused, and the level of distraction caused was significantly higher in the ASC participants.

An increased need to explore

One explanation for people with autism, particularly children, having a heightened connection to the paranormal world is their need to explore and understand. Research from M.D. Rutherford and Francys Subiaul showed that children with autism biologically differ in how they explore their surroundings and are more likely to seek explanations in physical domains.

When someone without autism has a paranormal encounter, such as sighting a ghost, they’re more likely to brush it off and forget about it or explain what happened in a different way.

For someone with autism, they’ll be more likely to explore and search for an explanation for their experience, which can lead to them having more encounters as they place themselves into situations and environments where a paranormal encounter is much more likely.

Ghosts in the home

Autistic people have earned the title of ‘ghost magnet’, mainly thanks to children who seem to pick up on supernatural activities more than anyone else. There are countless stories of autistic children drawing pictures of people who they say they see or having conversations in what appears to be an empty room.

Parents often start to look into the history of their home or neighborhood to discover that someone who fits the description of the person that their child is communicating with had died nearby or in their home.

The good news is that the ghosts that are drawn to autistic people are usually friendly and want to cause no harm or fear. The reason why autistic people connect with these ghosts more than neurotypical people is unclear, but the most obvious explanation is that it all comes down to how their brains are wired differently.

Embracing all things paranormal

For some, having a paranormal experience can be scary or worrying, while others seek them out. Having autism can make it difficult to understand or communicate these experiences, which can partly explain why people with autism find them more distressing and distracting than others.

Whether you believe in all things supernatural or not, it’s important to remember that people with autism experience the world differently in many ways, so they may be seeing, hearing, feeling, sensing, or just believing in something that others aren’t able to.

Autistic people should be supported and encouraged to embrace their experiences and try to communicate them to others to help them process them. This can be done in whatever way works best for them. Ultimately, they may enable others to connect with the paranormal world, helping them to create some special experiences and memories too.

From ghost and UFO sightings to out-of-body experiences and sensing a presence that no one else can, research shows that autistic people certainly do seem to have a heightened connection to all things paranormal. The difference in how their brain is wired that causes their autistic symptoms is likely also responsible for these experiences.

By Lottie Westfield

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Cell-to-Cell Psychic Communication

A form of biological internet, the DNA enables psychic communication between cells that belong not only to different life forms, but also to different species.

Research shows that the DNA molecule is an instrument capable of sending and receiving electromagnetic signals. A form of biological internet, it’s believed that the DNA is responsible for psychic communication between cells that belong not only to different life forms, but also to different species.

Recent examples include documented cases of remote communication between man and plants, man and water. Such communication is also evident in patients with transplanted organs who have reported an uncanny psychic connection with their dead donors.

Plant Telepathy

A polygraph examiner, Cleve Backster decided on impulse to connect a house plant to the polygraph machine. His intention to burn the plant’s leaves with a match in order to see how it responded elicited a plunge in the polygraph monitor.

Setting up a series of experiments to test the plant’s emotional cues, he discovered that the plant not only read his mind, but could distinguish his intent from mere pretense.

Further experiments confirmed his suspicion that the response of the plants occurred at the cellular level. Individual cells of houseplants were capable of sending and receiving information, even at a distance.

He also discovered that plants could respond to the emotional values of their caretakers; when he experienced a stressful event, the plants in his lab registered a response on the polygraph.

Not only did his plants show they were capable of telepathy, they demonstrated an ability to feel empathy as well. When Backster threw brine shrimp into boiling water in front of the plants, they reacted forcefully on the polygraph.

Organ Transplant Telepathy

Cell-to-cell communication between patients and their transplanted donors has also been documented. Evidence shows that donor cells in the transplanted organs are capable of communicating with their recipients.

One case filed by a psycho-neuroimmunologist, Dr. Paul Pearsall, involved an eight-year-old girl who had received the heart of a murdered ten-year-old girl.

Even though the identity and information of the donor were unknown to the recipient, she experienced recurrent nightmares about the man who killed her donor.

With the specific details of her dreams, her parents eventually approached the police who were able to locate and apprehend the killer.

Transplant recipients often report psychic communication with their donors, whose messages were often relayed to the recipients in dreams, unusually strong urges or simply “just knowing.”

Structured Water and Molecular Communication

A similar situation is found in Masuro Emoto’s study of the effect of thought and words on water crystal structure. Using high-speed photography, Emoto discovered that positive thoughts left energy imprints on water crystals that were highly structured and coherent.

Love and gratitude created crystals that were linked together in a coherent hexagonal form; however, words of hatred created anomalous shapes in water.

In an experiment at an elementary school, children who told water it was ”cute,” formed crystals that were stable and harmonious; words like “You fool!” produced the opposite effect.

Water exposed to Beethoven’s music resulted in crystals with detailed precision that created a healing effect. Water exposed to the words, “You make me sick!” created the shape of a man with a gun.

If words have the ability to change the molecular structure of water, this leaves some wondering what other effects words can have on the world. What effect would negative words have on a child, for instance?

It appears the idea that man is separate from the world he lives in is no longer tenable. Within each cell nucleus is a basic technology for psychic communication. This technology is the DNA.

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