Saturday, January 31, 2015

We Are Made of Energy Not Matter

We Are Made of Energy Not Matter

The new science accepts that the universe, including us, is made up of energy, not matter. Matter is the lowest frequency of vibrational energy. This is not actually new information. It was put forth by Socrates the Greek Philosopher way back among the ancients, and also by the ancient Rishis in India thousands of years before that.

Socrates said that energy, or Soul, is separate from matter, and that the universe is made of energy – pure Absolute Source energy which was there before man and other material things like the earth came along. However at the end of the seventeenth century Newtonian physics became the corner-stone of science, and it was based on the theory that there is only matter and nothing else. In other words, the whole universe is a machine, made of matter, and so are we. Medical science is still stuck in the Newtonian concept, even though the rest of science has now moved on to quantum physics ... which is continuing to disprove the Newtonian theories. This is what science is truly about ... learning and continuing to discover. Always in flux.

Quantum physics says that as you go deeper and deeper into the workings of the atom, you see that there is nothing there ... just energy waves. It says an atom is actually an invisible force field, a kind of miniature tornado, which emits waves of electrical energy. 

Those energy waves can be measured and their effects seen, but they are not a "material" reality, they have no substance because they are… well, just electricity. So science now embraces the idea that the entire universe is made of energy. Among the ancients, Thoth/Hermes established a certain set of immutable Laws, and established Hermetics. One of his Laws was Mentalism. That all the universe is Mind/Mental. 

We are all of course made up of atoms. And atoms are continuously giving off, and absorbing, light and energy, all the time. It doesn’t stop even when we sleep. Every cell in the body has its atoms lined up in such a way that it has a negative and a positive voltage, inside and outside. 

This is an aspect of the Law of Polarity. So every cell in our body is a miniature battery. Each cell has 1.4 volts of energy – not much, but when you multiply by the number of cells in your body (50 trillion) you get a total voltage of 700 trillion volts of electricity in your body. 

Pretty powerful stuff. This is what the Chinese call ‘chi’, and is also the energy used in hands on healing (and Reiki). It can even be measured outside the body for a certain radius, depending on the sophistication of the instrument. And guess which has the stronger electro-magnetic energy field ... your head or your heart? I'll tell you in a few minutes, until then keep following me on this.

Now here is another interesting fact which relates to our lives… Each atom has its own distinct frequency, or vibration. Quantum physicists study the energetic effect when atoms collide, not their ‘matter’. What they see is that when two atomic waves meet, they either meet in sync, creating a constructive or harmonious effect, or they meet out of sync, creating a destructive effect in which they annul each other. This is a very interesting and important find. 

Dr Bruce Lipton, a former professor of medicine at Harvard University and author of the best-selling ‘Your mind is greater than your genes’, explains that if you drop two equal pebbles at exactly the same time into water, from the same height, they will both produce the same wave ripples. In other words, their waves will be in harmony with each other, and when their ripples meet the combined effect will be an amplification of the wavelength – the merged waves become more powerful. But if you drop the pebbles from different heights or a millisecond apart, then when the resultant waves meet they will not be in harmony and will cancel each other out – the waves become weaker. You can try this out for yourself. Simple, but quite interesting.

Exactly the same thing happens when atomic energy waves meet ... they either have a constructive effect (become more powerful) or a destructive effect. Now, we are all created of atomic energy waves, and because it is impossible to separate waves, the new science says what Spiritualists was saying years ago: we are all connected - our waves are always meeting and getting entangled in each other. Dr Lipton says the result of such invisible meetings we call ‘good vibes’ and ‘bad vibes’, depending on whether the other waves we meet are in sync with us ... or out of sync. No wonder so many people are ‘magnetically attracted’ or repelled by others. They either feel peaceful and harmonious, or uneasy and out of harmony. If you've ever heard an orchestra play out of tune, or a singer out of tune, it is an unpleasant experience to say the least.

This means it is important to be aware of whether you are in an environment where you are getting entangled in DESTRUCTIVE energy waves or CONSTRUCTIVE energy waves. The cells that make up our bodies know instinctively what is nourishing and what is toxic. It is our creature default. They just KNOW. 

In fact all animals and plants communicate through vibrations, i.e. by sensing whether the energy is good for them or not. But we have been taught not to listen to our inner feelings (Inner voice of our Higher-Self) or instincts/intuition, but instead to what people say. 

So we are not trained to use our ability to sense energy, even though we have it just as all plants and animals have. Practice some deep work with your awareness through your senses. This is great way to get back in touch with your natural instincts and intuition so you can have more awareness of when you are in a nourishing or a draining situation.

According to Osho (Indian Mystic, Guru & Spiritual Teacher), the first thing is that in this world, matter and consciousness are not two separate things. What we call matter ... is consciousness asleep, and what we know as consciousness ... is matter awakened. 

In reality, matter and consciousness are not different; they are different manifestations of the same thing. Existence is one, and that one is godliness or brahman or whatsoever you want to call it. When that one is asleep it appears as matter, and when awake it is consciousness. So don’t treat matter and consciousness as separate entities; they are only utilitarian terms. They are not really different.

Even science has come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as matter. How amusing it is that fifty years ago Nietzsche declared that God is dead, and fifty years from now science will have to declare that God may or may not be dead but matter is certainly dead. As science goes deeper and deeper into matter it finds that matter is no more ... and only energy (Spirit) remains, only energy exists.

What remains after the explosion or splitting of the atom is only particles of energy. And what we know as electrons, protons and neutrons are particles of electricity. In fact, it is not correct to call them particles, because particles imply matter. 

The scientists had to find a new word, which is quanta, which has a different connotation altogether. Quanta is both a particle and a wave. It is difficult to comprehend how something could be both a particle and a wave simultaneously, but quanta is both. Sometimes it behaves as a particle – which is matter; and sometimes it behaves as a wave – which is energy. Wave and energy are behaviors of the same quanta.

When science dug deep it found that only energy is, and when spirituality delved deep it found that only spirit, or Atman, or Soul is. And soul is energy. 

The time is just around the corner when a synthesis of science and religion will be achieved, and the distance that separates them will simply disappear. When the gap between matter and Truth has proved to be false, the gap between science and religion cannot exist for long. If matter and consciousness are not two, how can religion and science be two? The separation of science and religion was dependent on the separation of matter and consciousness.

To me, only one is; two simply don’t exist. There is no place for duality; so the question of matter and consciousness does not arise. If you like the language of matter, you can say that everything is matter. And if you like the language of consciousness, you can say that everything is consciousness. I for one prefer the language of consciousness. Why do I prefer it? Because, in my view, one should always prefer the language of the higher, which has greater potential; one should not prefer the language of the lower, where potential is less and less.

Consciousness asleep is matter, and consciousness awakened is consciousness. All is consciousness, either way you present it. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

Animal And Human Sacrifice

Animal And Human Sacrifice

The Bible says God was disgusted with animal sacrifice ... so he wanted a human sacrifice. So literal Roman Christianity came along, and said that God is not turned on by killing just animals, he needs to have a human sacrifice. And so they misinterpreted the mythology of Jesus in the same way that the ancients misinterpreted the mythology of Animal sacrifice.

"To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me, says the Lord ... I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts, and I delight not in the blood of bullocks , or of lambs or of the goats ... When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand ... And when you spread your hands, I will hide my eyes from you when you make many prayers. I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood."
The Book of Isaiah (OT)

When you separate from thought ... you are sacrificing your animal nature. When you sacrifice your human nature ... you  become Divine, that is what these esoteric sacrifices are all about. It was misunderstood then, and even still today. The "old man" dies and the "new man" is reborn. The Christ (Divine Spark of God) resurrects from within you. Your negative animal base nature becomes loving, compassionate, joyful, caring, and unified with your Higher-Self. You have raised your consciousness to a higher vibration. 

All of the murders and sacrifices were intended to be allegorical and metaphorical. To "kill" everyone and save the young females was a surface story for a deeper message to keep and protect your creative aspect. The feminine is the creative principle in all of nature. God, Father, Source, Spirit, is masculine. Earth, Mother, matter, is feminine. The Divine seed is planted in the earth, and the begotten of God are brought forth into form ... manifest birth. Just as s seed is planted in the earth in order to grow. 

The Divine Feminine is the womb of the universe. The Divine Masculine is the void from which all unlimited and unbounded potentiality emanates. The ancient Wisdom of the early Pagan civilization has become lost through incorrect literal interpretation of the Sacred Inner Mysteries of The Ages. Question everything.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

Islam Forbids Insulting Other Religions

Islam Forbids Insulting Other Religions

Where Muslim terrorists and extremists have dominated the headlines, and where coverage of Muslims' demonstrations usually portray a group of highly emotional people burning flags of other countries or chanting "death to..." slogans ... it is difficult to know what are the Islamic teachings pertinent to each issue.

Today, we'll try and draw attention to the distinction between Muslims' actions and Islamic teachings. Islamic teachings are to be found in the Q'ran, or the statements and actions of Prophet Muhammad, where there is no ambiguity between permissible and not permissible. Yet we often see cases where these unambiguous teachings are ignored by Muslims. The reason for this, is that those Muslims either are ignorant of the relevant Islamic teachings or their political ambitions and love of power blind them to the clarity of those teachings.

A clear instruction in terms of how to relate to others who follow a different religion or who worship different gods is presented in Chapter 109 of the Q'ran:

"Say: O you that reject faith! I do not worship that which you worship, nor will you worship that which I worship. And I will not worship that which you have been wont to worship, nor will you worship that which I worship. To you be your Way (or religion) and to me mine." 
Quran 109:1-6

The message contained in these verses that were revealed during the earliest days of Islam constitutes the fundamental approach of Islam to diversity of religious beliefs. It should be noted that the immediate audience for this verse were the idol-worshipped of Mecca.

The respectful treatment of other religions and their scriptures has its roots in the Islamic belief system. Among the six principles that form the belief system in Islam, two of them are belief in (and respect for) the 124,000 prophets sent by God, as well as belief in (and respect for) the scriptures of Hebrews and Christians. 

This is why, despite the attacks launched by some Muslim fanatics in Pakistan against Christian churches, nobody has dared to show disrespect to the Bible, and despite many years of bloody confrontations between Muslims and Jews, no Muslim has ever burnt a copy of the Torah or exhibited a sign of disrespect for it.

Respect for the followers of other religions is not limited to the Jews and Christians but is extended to the followers of all religions, and the Q'ran forbids Muslims from insulting the belief's of other people. (See also the "Letter to St. Catherine's by Mohammad)

Islam teaches its followers to not lose sight of these teachings even during times of war, when emotions run high and take control of logic and consciousness. 

- So the rules of war in Islam forbid Muslims from destroying the places of worship of their foes. -

This goes hand in hand with the principle of treating everyone with justice even during the war. 

"O you who believe! Stand out firmly for God, as witness to fair dealings and do not let the hatred of a people lead you to treat them unjustly. Deal with them justly; it is closer to piety." 
Quran 5:8

Respect for the dignity of human beings leads Islam to put an end to fighting as soon as the enemy declare peace: 

"...therefore if they withdraw from you but do not fight you, and (instead) send you (guarantees) of peace, then God has opened no way for you (to wage war against them)." 
Quran 4:90

When we study the life of Muhammad we realize that he did not torture prisoners, did not take hostages, did not order suicide attacks, did not attack civilians, and did not insult the religious symbols of other religions, with only one exception. 

The only exception was in the case of the conquest of Mecca. When Muhammad conquered Mecca in 630 CE without a drop of blood being shed, he went to the Kaba and destroyed all the idols that were placed there by idol-worshippers. 

This incident that was used by the ruling Taliban in Afghanistan to justify the destruction of three ancient Buddha statues had particular circumstances that can not be generalized. 

The Kaba was not originally built by the idol-worshippers but by Adam (p. b.u.h.) as the place dedicated to the worship of God. Rebuilt be Abraham (p. b.u.h.), the Kaba is associated with the worship of One God ... monotheism. It was at a much later time that idols were placed there, and gradually the Kaba was transformed to be a centre for worshipping idols. 

So what Muhammad did was to return the Kaba to its original condition by removing the idols from it. Furthermore, the idols placed in Kaba were not relevant anymore since the overwhelming majority of Meccans had already rejected them by embracing Islam. Remember, the people for whom world religions have been established for, were men of peace, love, and joy. They desired compassion and unity among the human populous. Money, Power, and Greed have changed all of that over the centuries.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

My thanks to Abdollah Vakily

Unconscious or Subconscious

Unconscious or Subconscious?

It is difficult to find two people who agree on “proper” definitions for these two similar words. The term “unconscious” or “unconscious mind” is most closely associated with Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis, but the general notion predates Freud by hundreds, if not thousands of years. 

For Freud, however, the idea of memories, feelings, and other mental content outside "conscious awareness" took on a new, practical significance. It was a key element of the theory he was developing to explain the causes of mental disorders and how to treat them. Put in the simplest terms, Freud theorized that hidden mental contents were making people “ill.” As he understood it, these mental contents had been “repressed” and made unconscious. It was a broad and powerful idea.

As for the term “subconscious,” Freud used it interchangeably with “unconscious” at the outset. The words are similarly close but not identical in German. But he eventually stuck with the latter term to avoid confusion. He couldn’t have predicted that the confusion would still exist after more than 100 years of discussion.

As a general rule, then, in most of the professional literature where mental functioning is concerned (including not just psychoanalysis, but also psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience, among others), writers—like Freud—tend to use the word “unconscious” rather than “subconscious.” Although the word “subconscious” continues to appear in the lay literature, it is rarely defined carefully, and may or may not be synonymous with “unconscious.”

In professional writing, the meaning of “unconscious” varies somewhat depending on context. Generations of psychoanalysts have debated the function of an unconscious, or how and why certain mental contents get repressed. The way that an analyst understands the unconscious often is instrumental for how he or she tries to fulfill one of the central aims of the “talking cure,” which is to help a patient achieve relief by making the unconscious ... become conscious.

Some neuroscientists find the concept of an unconscious to be a problem, because the terminology implies that the unconscious is a place, a true anatomical location, as it were, in the brain. Freud, as a neurologist, did think in terms of neurobiology. But he didn’t have twenty-first century tools to help him analyze the structure, function and complex interactions among nerve cells, neural circuits, or brain regions.

Today, most psychoanalysts and psychodynamically-oriented therapists do not think of the unconscious as a neuroanatomical structure. Rather, they use the term as shorthand to refer to a complex, but familiar, psychological phenomenon. That is, a good deal and perhaps most of mental life happens without our knowing much about it. It's juts there. Neuroscientists are clued into these processes too. So they appreciate that any understanding of the neurobiology of mental life must go beyond conscious thoughts and feelings ... the ever expanding world of consciousness ... mentalism. The ALL is MIND.

These mental processes are so interesting to us, perhaps, because we know that much is at stake. So much that moves us happens outside our awareness and outside our control - we believe (and maybe it’s true) that greater awareness will lead to greater self-control or greater well-being. And maybe that’s why, when the French novelist Marcel Proust wrote about a character biting a cookie and being flooded with memories, we too are moved. It is a reminder that there is so much to know that we don’t know, and it seems like such a lucky accident when we discover what was hiding within us all the time.

All of life is experienced within. I am in your head, you're in my head, the entire universe is in our head. This is where all of our sensory perceptions are translated, catalogued, and defined. In reality, there is no physical world of matter. Only mind. And we spend our entire lives in the darkness of our skull. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM. 

All Thoughts Are Energy

All Thoughts Are Energy

4 Simple Ways Your Thoughts Can Change The World

Did you ever say the exact same thing as someone else at the same exact time? Did you ever get a bad vibe from someone for no particular reason at all? If all thoughts are energy, then how powerful is the human mind and what are we truly capable of accomplishing?

Empaths can easily feel emotion when words aren’t spoken. Dogs instinctively know when someone is malicious or not. How is this possible? How do they know?

Transmission of energies

All thoughts are energy that can be transmitted and received throughout the Earth’s grid. Look no further than on days of global meditation when violent crime rates drop significantly.

Energies can also be transmitted from person to person. Have you ever been around someone who you could feel their energy without that particular person ever saying a word? This could be either positive or negative energy but in either case, the energy is still transmitted from person to person.

Empaths will generally pick up on these energy vibrations quicker and more profoundly than others but we are all capable of sending and receiving these energies. We just need to increase our awareness. 

The consciousness of plants

We are all receptors and transmitters of energy, including animals and plants. Plants have consciousness and feelings, too. This is further proof of how we are all connected as living organisms though thoughts and energy, yet we have been taught the illusion of detachment from this evidence through our educational facilities and through the main stream media.
 
Please also understand that vegetables and fruit are honored to be consumed by you, just as the grass that you walk on is grateful for being able to supply you with comfort and beauty. This is part of their own ascension process.

4 Simple Ways Your Thoughts Can Change The World

If all thoughts are energy, then there is nothing to lose and everything to gain. All thoughts are things, energy if you will ... and cannot just simply go away once they have been put into motion.

1. Send love and compassion to other people whether you know them or not. When you are in the car or bus, silently say to the drivers of the oncoming traffic, “I love you.”  If there are no oncoming cars, then pick out some trees or plants and do the same thing. This may sounds crazy, but it works. This has been scientifically proven to be fact.

2. Send love to everything in nature. If you go on a walk in nature, tell the trees and plants how much you love them. Take it all in. Pay attention to all the detail. Use your senses and appreciate everything for what it is. 

If you’re at a body of water, send those same positive thoughts to all of the wonderful life living in that marine environment. If you’re at the beach, perhaps this will call a dolphin or manatee to you. They sense the positive energy flow. 

3. Magnify your intentions through meditation ... even if it's juts for a few minutes a day. During meditation, try focusing your thoughts and intentions on love, gratitude and appreciation for a few minutes, not only for your immediate surroundings, but for as many living creations throughout the planet and universe. Enter a state of thanksgiving and gratitude. Send positive thoughts out to all living creatures. What you send out, will return to you. 

4. Lift the energy of your coworkers. While you're at work, try sending loving and positive thoughts to your coworkers. There is a reason why we never feel good after watching the news:  because it’s filled with fear-ladened propaganda to keep us living in that vibration, which eventually manifests itself somewhere throughout our day or evening. It's called "programming" for a reason. If we live and stay in the vibration of love and send loving thoughts to all living creatures, then we will conversely change this paradigm, into a world full of love ... while attracting those of the same vibration, with just a few simple thoughts each day. Change begins within ... and begins within you. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

My thanks to Gregg Prescott

Cats See Things Invisible To You

Cats See Things Invisible To You

Cats are considered by many as symbols of mysticism because of their elegant and flexible body, as well as their gaze that can “magnetize” anyone.b They have this magical presence. And, recent scientific data shows, there is another reason why cats have a title of ‘mysterious’ creatures. That's because cats can see things ... that we can't see with our eyes.

Cats, like some other animals, have the ability to see psychedelic stripes on flowers or fancy patterns on the wings of birds, which are invisible to human sight. The secret behind the super vision of our four-legged friends is the UV light. According to a recent study, cats, as well as dogs, and other animals, can perceive this type of light which humans cannot perceive.

"There are plenty of things that reflect UV radiation, which some sensitive animals are able to see, while we are not” said Ronald Douglas, professor of biology of the City University of London and co-author of the study. “For example, these may be certain patterns on flowers that show where the nectar is, or traces of urine of an animal. Also, reindeer can and see polar bears as the snow reflects UV radiation, while white fur does not."

Therefore, cats, dogs and reindeer can detect with their eyes animals with white fur, while most people will only see… white snow. Douglas, who specializes in optics, and Glen Jeffery, professor of neuroscience of the University College London, indicate to us that cats, dogs, hedgehogs, rodents, bats, weasels and the okapis can detect significant levels of ultraviolet radiation.

“For decades, we have known that many invertebrates such as bees see ultraviolet light,” continued Douglas, saying that even birds, fish and some reptiles were recently added to the same list.

However, scientists believe that most mammals cannot see ultraviolet light because they have no visual pigment with maximum sensitivity to ultraviolet light, but instead have lenses like those of humans, preventing ultraviolet light from penetrating into the retina.

The visual pigments are those that absorb light and turn it into electrical activity, which, in turn, is transmitted through nerve cells. It seems it is not always necessary for sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation. Instead, transparent parts of the eye such as the cornea and the crystalline lens in some animals transmit wavelengths of ultraviolet light. This ability allows more light to pass to the retina, something that would be very useful for a nocturnal cat.

It could also explain why cats show so much interest to ordinary objects, such as a piece of paper. Sometimes chemical substances are added to paper, textiles, laundry detergents, shampoos and cosmetics in order to make objects look brighter. Once these optical brighteners absorb the ultraviolet light, they may look differently in the eyes of animals that are sensitive to UV rays, than they appear to us. Some people, for example, those who have undergone cataract surgery, also can see some of the UV light, but most cannot.

“We all know that ultraviolet radiation can be harmful,” said Jeffery in Discovery News. “I work a lot in the Arctic, where the UV radiation levels are too high as there is much snow and ice. The surfaces reflect 90% of UV radiation, with the result that animals are exposed to it. If you do not wear goggles, your eyes will hurt within the first 15 minutes.”

However, studies on reindeer have shown that repeated exposure to ultraviolet light does not bother them at all. It is possible that cats, deer and some other animals that can detect UV rays have a protective mechanism. Also, scientists believe that UV light tends to create more blur.

“Humans are good at one thing: they can see more details,” added Douglas and concluded: “Maybe that’s why we have a lens that ‘blocks’ ultraviolet light. If you do not have it, the world might appear more blurred.” So the next time your cat stops and stares at something you can't see ... it is further proof that just because we can't see it ... it doesn't mean it isn't there. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

My thanks to Anna LeMind, Learning-mind.com.

Friday, January 30, 2015

How To Tell When Someone Is Lying

How To Tell When Someone Is Lying

Being lied to isn’t fun, and it can also be bad for our health, as it can hurt us emotionally, mentally and financially. That feeling of betrayal is horrible. Unfortunately, there’s no way to be 100 percent sure if someone is lying, but if we are already suspicious or have some evidence, there are definitely some signs that we be on the look out for.

They don’t refer to themselves ... 

Liars tend to want to remove themselves from their lies ... to erase their involvement, so they might say something EXCLUDES them like: “Nothing happened with her,” rather than what would INCLUDE them like: “I didn’t do anything with her.”

They tend to be negative ... 

When they describe an event they are lying about, these folks might be overly negative, discouraging, or even cynical. For example, if they were supposed to call you and they didn’t, they might say something like: “I forgot my stupid charger in the car,” or: “I fell asleep before I could call you. I’m such an idiot.” They will come up with manufactured negative excuses.

They repeat words ...

In an attempt to convince both themselves, and you of their lie, liars might repeat the same word, phrase, or idea ... over and over again ... until you both believe it. For example: “I absolutely, positively, 100 percent did not take it.” They will continue to try and reinforce selling the lie.

They provide too much information ...

When someone provides extra details, more information than you asked for, and doesn’t stop or slow down to let you digest the information or ask more questions, it might be because they’re lying. This is especially true if this person isn’t usually a big talker. Liars will sometimes talk more because they believe their willingness to speak looks like openness and honesty. Instead of just a simple and short answer, they may ramble on and on. 

They change their head or body position quickly ...
 
If you see someone make a sudden, unexpected movement when you ask them something, they may be preparing to lie to you. This can include the head retracting or being jerked back, tilted sharply to the side or bowed down. It can also include suddenly moving their hand to certain areas of their body, including the neck, chest, throat, mouth or abdomen. Even the eyes ... body language always presents information. Study it. We'll cover this more in a moment.

Their breathing changes ... 

The person’s shoulders may tense up or appear to raise, and their breath may become quicker and more shallow. These changes happen because when we become nervous or tense, our heart rate and blood flow changes. This can happen when we feel anxious or nervous about telling a lie. This is how the polygraph (lie detector) test gets it's results. 

Overall, the biggest indicator of a lie to look for is any sudden change in a person’s behavior. This can include a sudden movement, a change in voice pitch or tone, talking speed—anything out of the ordinary.

Although none of these signs are by themselves proof that someone is lying to you, if you already have reason to believe that someone is being dishonest, looking out for these signals could help protect you from unnecessary pain or hurt. They may show signs and be a dead giveaway. 

More Body Language

Eye direction ...

When we think of the truth, we tend to focus our eyes either to the right or to the left. We tend to gather factual and fictitious information from different hemispheres of the brain. 

To tell if someone is lying, ask them questions you’re sure they know, such as their birth date, astrological sign or town they were born in, and look at what direction their eyes are looking when they’re answering.  This will be the truthful direction. If they look in the opposite direction for any subsequent questions, then they may be lying. They may also being thinking up a lie. 

Flaring nostrils ...

As mentioned in the article above, breathing plays an important role.  One thing to pay attention to is whether the subject’s nostrils are flaring or not. When we lie, our breathing rates change and these subtle changes can be observed through the flaring of the nostrils.

Pupil dilation ...

When a person is lying, there pupils will exactly become very large as they’re using the creative side of their brain to think of anything other than the truth ... it takes a lot of work to create illusion. The dilation of the pupils is an uncontrollable involuntary action that is extremely difficult to fake, if possible at all. 

If you know these signs, it makes it easier to analyze people’s integrity, but please keep in mind that these are generalizations. Not everyone is the same. For the most part, they’ll give you an accurate analysis, as has been experienced by many child & family therapists. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

My thanks to Gregg at bodymindsoulspirit

Quarks And Vortices

Quarks And Vortices 

Physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy, and Quantum physics has left scientists all over the world baffled, especially in the discovery that our physical material reality, is in fact ... not really physical at all. Everything we call real, is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. Yeah ... I know. You're thinking "what is this guy saying?" Well, it seems as though the great philosophers of our ancient past were indeed right, our senses really do deceive us. 

Again, our physical material reality, really IS NOT physical at all. The meaning and significance of these findings within our quantum world have led to countless ideas and theories, some of which can be placed in the "pseudo-science" label. Scientific evidence in this article will show the connections between consciousness and what we call reality and how these can be denied no longer. There is an important role in the potential transformation of our planet, at a time when we need it the most.

Scientific understandings change continuously. Old “knowings” are dismissed as we come across new ones. How can we even have an understanding of physics when what we call ‘matter’ isn’t even real? 

How can we understand it if when we OBSERVE an atom at its most minute level, the behavior of that atom changes? The behavior changes, because we are observing it. The quantum world is definitely a strange one, and it’s safe to say that we don’t fully understand it yet.

However, what we do recognize, is the significance and potential it has to help transform our world. We are starting to recognize that non-physical properties govern the universe, and we are turning our attention towards consciousness and the role it plays with regards to the physical make up of our true reality.

The notion that the atom was the smallest particle in the universe fell with the discovery that the atom itself is made up of even smaller, subatomic elements. What was even more shocking was the revelation that these subatomic particles emit various “strange energies.” 

Proponents would argue that the findings within quantum physics only apply and are significant at the subatomic level, but aren't we not all existing at the subatomic level? When we observe ourselves and our physical environment at the smallest level, are we not made up of atoms? Are we not made up of subatomic particles? Are we not what we observe? Can we not change it through observation?

At the turn of the ninetieth century, physicists started to explore the relationship between energy and the structure of matter. In doing so, the belief that a physical, Newtonian material universe that was at the very heart of scientific knowing was dropped, and the realization that matter is nothing but an illusion ... replaced it. Scientists began to recognize that everything in the Universe is made out of energy. Everything.

Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating, each one radiating its own unique energy signature. Therefore, if we really want to observe ourselves and find out what we are, we are really beings of energy and vibration, radiating our own unique energy signature. This is fact, and is what quantum physics has shown us time and time again. 

We are much more than what we perceive ourselves to be, and it’s time we begin to see ourselves in that light. If you observed the composition of an atom with a microscope, you would see a small, invisible tornado like vortex, with a number of infinitely small energy vortices called quarks and photons (light). These are what make up the structure of the atom. As you focused in closer and closer on the structure of the atom, you would see nothing, you would observe a physical void. The atom has no physical structure, we have no physical structure, physical things really do not have any physical structure. Atoms are made out of invisible energy, not tangible matter.

This presents quite the conundrum, doesn't it? Our experience tells us that our reality is made up of physical material things, and that our world is an independently existing objective one. Again, what quantum mechanics reveals is that there is no true “physicality” in the universe, that atoms are made of focused vorticies of energy-miniature tornadoes that are constantly popping into and out of existence. 

The revelation that the universe is not an assembly of physical parts, suggested by Newtonian physics, and instead comes from a holistic entanglement of immaterial energy waves stems from the work of Albert Einstein, Max Planck (calling it The Matrix), and Werner Heisenberg, among others.

Despite the findings of quantum physics many scientists today still cling onto the prevailing matter-oriented worldview, for no good reason at all. As mentioned earlier, these scientists restrict quantum theory’s validity to the subatomic world. If we know that matter isn’t physical, how can we further our scientific discovery by treating it as physical?

So then what does it mean that our physical material reality isn’t really physical at all? It could mean a number of things, and concepts such as this cannot be explored if scientists remain within the boundaries of the only perceived world existing, the world we see. 

Fortunately, many scientists have already taken the leap, and have already questioned the meaning and implications of what we’ve discovered with quantum physics. One of these potential revelations is that “the observer creates the reality.” Again, a teaching by many ancient Philosophers.

A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construct. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. 
(R. C. Henry, “The Mental Universe”; Nature 436:29, 2005) (1)

We can no longer ignore the fact that our beliefs, perceptions and attitudes (consciousness) are what actually create the entire world. The universe is immaterial and non-physical. It is mind and consciousness ... mental and spiritual. Hermes/Thoth arrived at this conclusion thousands of years ago within the Emerald Tablets and the Hermetica. 

Just a thought ... actually ... it's all thought.

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM. 

My thanks to Amy Evol

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sacred Snake Christianized

The Sacred Snake Christianized

A part of the story of the snake or serpent can be described as its Judeo-Christian demonic decline: from being a highly sacred creature to the Goddess Hecate, a snake goddess ... to a symbol of evil, Satan himself. For Hecate, the serpent represents birth and rebirth, whereas Satan represents death.

"The snake is the main image of vitality and continuity of life," wrote anthropologist Marija Gimbutas, "the guarantor of life energy in the home, and the symbol of family and animal life." Within various cultures, the snake symbolizes the same and yet different things. It is a feared goddess of the river, a messenger and spirit being of Native America, a water spirit and a god of Africa. These similar characteristics compose a powerful symbol universally.

As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, casting off dead tissue, they symbolize rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ouroboros (circular symbol of snake eating its tail) symbolizes eternity and the continued renewal of life. Like a never-ending 360 degree circle or ring also represents eternity.

But, opposite symbolism of the snake lies in Biblical lore: the Serpent of Genesis, Satan himself. Representing Satan the snake becomes the great tempter, as noted by historian Jean Markale, helped by the Apocalypse where the "great serpent…is the image of absolute evil." The snake represented life renewed for thousands of years until the Hebrews and Christians waged successful campaigns fighting such symbolism.

With the emergence of the all-male Canaanite God, Yahweh/Jehovah, the feminine deity and snake were relegated and associated with evil. The Hebrews fiercely believed the snake was possessed by Satan or was Satan himself. 

Originally in Hebrew folklore, according to Page Bryant, the serpent walked upright the same as man and ate the same food. Once he saw Adam and Eve engaged in sexual intercourse, he became jealous, which caused him to tempt Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit. 

Legend goes onto say as a punishment from God, the serpent's hands and feet were to be cut off so he would crawl on its belly, all the food it ate would taste of dust, and it became the eternal enemy of man. 

However before his punishment was inflicted he had the opportunity to have sexual intercourse with Eve. Because of this the Israelites were not purified until they stood at Mt. Sinai and received the Torah. Gentiles however, according to Alan Utermann, "were never cleansed of the serpentine impurity."

Contrast to this anti-serpentine attitude in Armenian folklore, according to Anthony S. Mercatante, "Christ himself is identified with Shahapet, a beneficent serpent who inhabited olive trees and vine stocks in ancient mythology." 

Other scholars found similar serpentine attitude in European and Indo-European mythology. Prior to 4500 BCE in Old Europe the serpent was considered benevolent, a symbol of life and fertility in plants, animals, and humans as well. Snakes were thought to be guardians of life and immortality, and of those superior riches of the spirit symbolized by hidden treasure. 

However, the poisonous snake in Old Europe lore signaled the epiphany of the Goddess of Death. Coinciding in Indo-European lore (4000-2500 BCE) began describing the snake as evil to promote the God of Death, an adversary of the Thunder God (Yahweh) eventually leading to the decline of Goddess worship and the establishment of the male-dominated religion of the Sky God.

Bodily the snake is not sacred, noted Gimbutas (op. cit.); it is the energy exuded by this coiling creature which transcends its boundaries and influences the surrounding world. But in Christian theology, Hans Leisegang notes, the serpent becomes the prince of the world, the adversary of the transcendental God, the dragon of the outer darkness, who has barred off this world from above, so that it can by redeemed only by being annihilated. Seek, and you shall find.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

My thanks to The Mystica

Agartha Inner Earth Civilization

Agartha Inner Earth Civilization

The Hollow Earth

The Earth is just like most other planets and moons, hollow on the inside. The crust of the Earth is about 700 miles thick. Gravity, which is caused by the radiation of the sun, is inside that crust. Around the equator, Gaia (Mother Earth) turns her axes with a speed of over 1,000 mph. The round globe and the expansion of the Earth are explained by the centrifugal forces.

There are passageways that lead to the inside of the earth. There is photographic evidence from satellites (which is not revealed to the public) that both poles have huge holes. The hollow formation is often the cause of mysterious sounds during earth-quakes, like that of the blowing of horns or the echo of bells.

The Global Elite watch carefully that no secrets of a hollow Earth are revealed to the public. No-fly zones are in place both at the North and South Pole. Don't even dare to explore. Even satellites are not directed over these no-fly zones. Strangely enough, they are less careful with photos of other planets. 

Images showing the tracks of satellites around the Earth are cautiously directed away from the opening in the North Pole. It necessarily produces frustrations amongst scientists as certain data is inaccessible as we can read on the NASA site: "The circular gap over the Earth's geographic pole is due to a gap in the satellite coverage."

The big void inside the Earth also explains why seismographic readings show a so called "shadow zone." That is a part of the Earth surface where seismic waves almost disappear completely only to return further on. Mainstream scientists are still baffled by this phenomenon and have come up with all sorts of far fetched theories full of assumptions to explain it. But this happens because halfway inside the crust gravity goes the other way which causes the seismic waves to split.

Our Inner Earth neighbors

For a few million years the Inner Earth has been home to a very highly advanced civilization, called "Agartha." This world inside our globe consists of a large continent and more than 120 underground cities. Its citizenry is a gathering of different heritages, cultures and races. The vast majority have lived on the surface and have disappeared to the inner Earth such as the ancestors of Hyperborea, Atlantis, Lemuria and even Nazi-Germany. All live peacefully and in total harmony with nature. They are in regular contact with extraterrestrial civilizations.

Video images taken by the American Admiral Richard Byrd on the 19th of February 1947, showed tens of square miles in territory with lakes and forests in the midst of the South Pole. These were taken during "Operation Highjump," shortly before flying directly into Agartha.

Many animal species already extinct on the surface, like mammoths and saber tooth tigers, live in the inner Earth. Everything is better, cleaner and especially bigger. There are "Avatar" like trees, hundreds of yards tall. Grapes grow as big as plums and are more flavorful than we know them on the surface. Especially the hydroponic tomato is reportedly a sensation.

In some cities the people are much bigger than our types, some are over 12 feet tall. These were the people who first greeted the Norse fisherman, Olaf Jansen, during his unbelievable sea journey in the nineteenth century. One can only imagine how he must have felt when these giants invited him and his father onto their boat.

Agarthans live longer than we do. Some of their 'pensioners' live to be 30,000 years old. Because aging is not a factor in their lives, most of them choose to look around 30 or 40 years old, while in reality they could be much older. When an Agarthan feels a certain incarnation has been completed, they can leave their body at will.

Always Daylight

Their world, the Inner Earth, doesn't know night. A smoky sun, which is the nucleus of our Earth, hovers in the center. It provides for a pleasant orange hue and a constant temperature of about 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit). A quarter of Agartha consists of water, the rest is land upon which are built about one hundred crystal-like cities. The capitol city where their government resides is called "Shamballa the Lesser", other cities have names such as Posid, Shonshe, Rama and Shingwa.

Situated above entrances at the poles is an electromagnetic field that creates constant meteorological disturbances. On YouTube is a video which seemingly originates from the Russian Space station Mir, showing this vortex. You can search for it online.

The crust of our planet is kind of like a Swiss cheese. Over time caverns and grottos have formed that are hundreds of miles long. The satellite cities in the Agartha network are found in some of these spaces. Some lay very near under the Earth surface, like the big city of Telos, under Mount Shasta in California. Telos reaches up to about half way in the mountain and thus lays partly within the surface of the Earth.

Not everywhere do we find magma, and it doesn't go any deeper than 20 miles. The rest of the crust is used by the Agarthans for making connections between satellite cities and the continents within the Earth. Most cities have self sustaining eco-systems.

Organization

The "Counsel of Twelve" which governs Agartha is a group of six men and six women. It is a compassionate board of directors that provides guidance and protection to the entire citizenry. The High Priest performs other important functions for the people.

All cities and houses are connected by a most ingenious, spiritual computer system. It functions with the use of amino acids and is used for internal and galactic communication. It also keeps check on the health of the citizenry and monitors their intake levels of vitamins and minerals.

There is no use of money in Agartha. People use the barter system and there is plenty of everything for everyone. Energy is free. The cities are accommodated with moving sidewalks and for shorter distances a sort of scooter is used. An electromagnetic system called "the tube" is used for travel from one city to another. It can reach speeds up to four thousand miles per hour.

The Agarthans are fully integrated into the galactic way of interaction and are part of the Confederation of Planets. They make space-flights in ships that are capable of changing dimensions which makes it impossible for us to see them. It is at crowded places such as Mount Shasta and Mount Adams where space-ships come and go all the time. 

Contact James Gilliland, built his ranch at the foot of Mount Adams, to search the night skies with visitors from all over the world. With binoculars they watch the light-ships move in and out of the mountain. The outside of the mountain is no obstacle for their ships since they dematerialize without any problems.

Of course the Global Elite, who make our lives on the surface of Earth so challenging, have also tried to conquer the Inner Earth. Due to the Agarthans' superior technology and the protection of the Confederation, the Agarthans had no difficulty stopping those attempts.

Life On The Inside

Just like us, the Agarthans like to go out. They visit concerts and theaters and enjoy many types of art. Fans of "Star Trek" would most likely recognize the holodecks, they really do exist. You pick your favorite theme or time period in world history and play the game. We don't know this for sure, but we wouldn't be surprised if they also play scenes from the outer surface because the Agarthans seem to know us a lot better than we know them.

Agarthans procreate the same way we do. The only big difference is that the women aren't pregnant for nine months but only for a three month period. Because the Agarthans can be thousands of years old, a birth is very unique and considered something sacred. When the time of the birth arrives, the expecting parents stay at the temple for three days. There, the baby is welcomed with peaceful, beautiful music, kind thoughts and soothing surroundings. Like sometimes in our world, the baby is always born in water.

Ascension

The coming Ascension is regarded as something completely natural by the Agarthan people. Their only concern is that they are connected to us on this planet. The Divine Plan describes that we must ascend together. That's why the Agarthans work with the Galactic Federation to speed up our spiritual understanding and growth. The Agarthans are hesitant to rise to our surface because they are spiritually very advanced and communicate telepathically. Even hostile thoughts can be physically damaging to them.

Not until our humanity has advanced to a more positive degree and has only peaceful intentions, can there be a reunion with our brothers and sisters of the Inner Earth. The way it looks now, this will be shortly before or after we make the jump to the 4th dimension. Then, a new world will open up to us, literally. Be ready ... 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

My thanks to Greater Picture

Christian Astrological Apostles

Christian Astrological Apostles

The Zodiacal Signs as The 12 Apostles of Jesus.

Throughout the Christian Bible, both Old and New Testaments, the number twelve is a prominent number. The twelve Disciples of Christ, the twelve sons of Jacob (better known as the Twelve Tribes of Israel), the twelve layers of precious stones in the foundation of heaven or the New Jerusalem. This deliberate use of 12, is for good reason. Gematria, Numerology, and Zodiacal/Celestial. 

In Mythology we had the Twelve Labours of Heracles. Astrology has the twelve signs of the Zodiac or constellations of the heavens, as well as twelve houses to a chart or horoscope. Of course, all 12 surrounded by the Sun of God/Source.

Astrologers of the past had taken the time to study the disciples and associated each with a sign of the Zodiac. The importance of having twelve Apostles was so great, that after the demise of Judas, he was quickly replaced. As if to say that without twelve disciples, the group was not whole (holy) or complete.

And they appointed two; Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Mathias.
Acts 1:23

The eleven disciples then cast lots (resembling the tossing of dice) and Mathias was chosen to replace Judas, the betrayer.

ARIES/PETER

Peter, also known as Simon and or Cephas, is said to be the Aries. Very vibrant and fiery. A great leader, as Aries generally are. Peter is viewed by Catholicism as the leader of the church, all Popes being his successors. 

If you follow his story through the Bible, you will see he character to be impulsive, and changed his mind readily. He is said to have the authority, given by God, to decide who may enter the gates of Heaven. When Judas betrays Jesus, and the priests came to arrest Jesus, Peter was the impulsive disciple who immediately chopped off the ear of the priest. Though Jesus had forewarned Peter that he would deny knowledge of being an acquaintance, much less disciple of the Lord, Peter argued. Yet when he was questioned: 

"Art not thou one of his disciples? He denied it, saying I am not. One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did I not see thee in the garden with him? Peter then denied again…"
John 18:25-27

To save face, much like an Aries, he denied knowing Jesus even through the repeated questioning.

TAURUS/SIMON

The Taurus was Simon Zelotes. Much like the earth sign with which he is associated, his character concerns were monies and properties. Simon was outspoken and determined about his refusal to pay taxes to Caesar, even though Jesus taught:

"…render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things which are God’s"
Matthew 22:21

He is known as Simon the Zealot, commonly thought to be a member of the Jewish group, the Zealots, a political group known for their resistance of the Roman government. Like most Taureans, he preferred security and wealth. Simon is known for his materialistic behaviourisms. A typical Taurus believes others are out to take advantage of him, and rarely changes his mind about anything once he has set his opinion. Simon of the Bible, was no different.

GEMINI/JAMES

James is seen as the Gemini. A wonderful speaker, he became the preacher of the church in Jerusalem. Gemini is the sign known for having two faces, as it were (or twins). James fulfills this. Some believe that it was he who wrote the book of James and see him as one of Jesus’ four brothers. Others claim he is a half brother, as Mary the Virgin and God the Father had only one child. All others would be half siblings. 

The Roman Catholic Church states that he is merely a cousin of Jesus, that the Messiah had no siblings. Still other religions believe him to be Joseph’s child from a previous marriage. And still others make no such connection at all, saying he was the son of Alphaeus, a disciple of Christ. (Alphaeus is also said to be the father of Matthew called Levi). Some say, Jesus never existed in physical form at all.

True to the sign with which he is associated, James has many identifications or personalities. And whoever it may have been that penned the book of James, he is eloquent with his words, as are most Geminis.

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
James 1:8

CANCER/ANDREW

Andrew, brother of Simon called Peter, the fisherman, represents Cancer. A loner, and homebody; dependent upon his family. Upon meeting  Jesus as a follower of John the Baptist, his first thoughts were to share the news with his brother.

"He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus…"
John 1:41-42

Much like the sign of Cancer, Andrew was not one to lead. Jesus told him “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Andrew was the sympathetic disciple of the lot. Cancerians are seen as the mothers, the sensitive men, the domestic being of the zodiac. They have a strong attachment or loyalty they feel they owe to their family, as well as all others. Always concerned with the well being of everyone else.

LEO/JOHN

The Leo is John, the beloved. John is seen as having been a leader of the Early church and said to have written a great many of the books in the New Testament, including the Gospel of John, Epistles John 1, John 2, and John 3 as well as Revelation. (though probably not Revelation)

Much like a Leo, he adored the spotlight in a manner of speaking. When he writes of himself in his books, he includes praise and somewhat shows off, as generally Leos do. The John of Revelation, wrote a highly detailed account of heaven in vivid detail.

Leos are known for their hospitality to the needy and John was no less. They thrive on love and adoration and being the winner. John writes that he is the disciple that Jesus loved.

"…leaning on Jesus’ bosom, one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved…"
John 13:23

VIRGO/PHILIP

Philip the Virgo, the thinker, always calculating and enquiring. Wanting to know more. Philip is accredited for the introduction of Jesus to Nathaniel. Virgos are well known for their in depth study of subjects, researching before committing.

"…We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
John 1:45

Philip knew the references made of Jesus, as any Virgo would, before making an introduction, know the credibility of a person they are introducing to others. Virgoans are extremely concerned, as a general, with details. If they are speaking on any subject, one can rest assured that they have studied what they speak of extensively. Virgos knowledge may not be broad, but the well runs deep.

LIBRA/NATHANIEL

Nathaniel or Bartholomew was the Libra. Libras are said to have a sense of humour and express themselves best through their tactless speeches. Nathaniel’s first response to being told of Jesus of Nazareth was one of incredulous: “Nazareth?! Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” (of course, we now know Nazareth did not exist back then)

Libras are known for having very clear and defined opinions and a charming sense of communicative powers. Nathaniel called Bartholomew was also known as the persuasive evangelist.

Libras are able to be fair leaders when they find a cause and they are very manipulative when trying to get others to follow them. They can be overbearing at times, but Libras are generally able to get others to see their side of anything, just as with Nathaniel.

SCORPIO/THOMAS

Doubting Thomas called Didymos (also meaning twin) is depicted as the Scorpio. Like the sign of Scorpio Thomas is associated with, he was very suspicious of the disciple’s story of Jesus’ appearance following the Resurrection, as he had not been present. Thomas said the only way he would buy the story was if he could place his fingers into Jesus’ sides. Scorpios are very much the same, insisting upon touching the evidence in order to be made a believer.

"Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe."
John 20:25

Once proof is given; they are steadfast and secure in their faithfulness; never swaying from their goal or beliefs.

SAGITTARIUS/JAMES

James, son of Zebedee, is the Sagittarius. Together, with the other fire signs Peter (Aries) and John (Leo), he is known as one of the three great leaders of the early churches. Fire signs, individually are great leaders, but the three together is an unstoppable force, as were these three.

As with most Sagittarians, James was a lover of travel and intuitive. Honesty and justice were sacred to him and he had great intellect. James was the first martyr of the twelve, as it was told, being put to death by King Herod Agrippa, dying for that which he believed. A Sagittarian will not change his beliefs to save his own neck; he is honest and steadfast, no matter the cost to himself or others. One of the most loyal signs, James was also loyal to Jesus. Personally, I am a Sagittarius and can attest to this through my own experiences.

"And James…come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire."
Mark 10:35

CAPRICORN/MATTHEW

The tax collector, Matthew known as Levi, is seen as the Capricorn. Matthew was said to have had a political seat in the Roman government. Capricorns are generally depicted as proud creatures, respective to authority and hard working no matter the job.

Matthew had the despised job of tax collecting and yet wore it with great honour. If one wants the best man for the job, one who will be organized and realistic, look for a Capricorn. Capricorns are never satisfied with a job well done, it must be perfected. Though they like having a position of status and power, they do not want to be seen as famous. Matthew was much like a Capricorn in this sense.

Capricorns are also sometimes seen as two-faced, stoically believing one belief and acting on another. While Matthew was a member of the Roman government that challenged Jesus, he also was a follower of the Lord.

AQUARIUS/THADDEUS

Thaddeus called Judas is thought to have been the Aquarian by formidable astrologers. Aquarius is a fixed air sign of uncertainty, curiousity, questioning others without tact and in a rude manner. At the Last Supper, Thaddeus was found questioning Jesus.

"Lord how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?"
John 14:22

While an Aquarian may offer loyal friendship, like Thaddeus, he will question what will be his own gain. They are not fighters and are not willing to fight for what they believe. They would much rather to change their opinion to stand with the crowd.

PISCES/JUDAS

Finally, we have Judas Iscariot, the Pisces. For thirty silver pieces, Judas betrayed his friend and Lord Jesus. And like a Pisces, when all was said and done, he became depressed and gave up his life.

Pisces are also known for being shy and withdrawn, as a general, losing touch with reality. When he sat with Jesus at the Last Supper, Jesus said that one of the twelve would betray him. And though Judas had the silver pieces as payment for the betrayal in his possession; he still questioned who the betrayer was.

"Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I?"
Matthew 26:25

The glyph of the two fish, which represents the zodiac sign of the Pisces, shows that they have the ability to either sink or swim. Clearly, Judas chose to sink to the lower depths and later committed suicide.

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Some Astrologers have likened the symbology of the Moon to that of Mary, the Virgin Mother. Others have seen the Moon as Jesus or God.  The Moon is said to be ones emotions, the reaction you have before taking the time to think through the occurance. Scientists are still researching the control of the Moon over tides, fertility, menstruation and occurances of crime.

Being that the Father, Son and Holy Ghost are one in the realm of the Trinity, I associate the Trinity with the Sun. For many centuries, astrologers believed all planets to orbit the Earth, as though the Earth was self. Modern astrology still views the Earth as self, though since the seventeenth century, we have known that the heavenly bodies orbit the Sun. I hope you found this to be of interest. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

My thanks to Tiara Starr

Jesus Didn't Write The Bible

Jesus Didn’t Write The Bible

Catchy title huh? Truth though. In fact, as far as we know, the Biblical Jesus wrote down nothing … and left no writings behind. Think about that for just a moment. If you were a historical personage as famous as Jesus, wouldn’t you have left at least some writings behind. Some teachings perhaps? Some instructions or some valuable Truth penned by your own quill?

Every teacher, pope, president, politician, banker, religious leader, public figure, pastor, etc. have written something in their lifetime. And for many, extensive writings … something for their generation and the generations to come. Even Hitler left us his gigantic work “Mein Kamph.”

Thousands of people predating the time of Jesus left behind their writings. Pythagoras, Socrates, Hermes, Epicurus, Aurelius, all left behind their philosophies, science, math, and spiritual writings. They even had busts and statues of their likeness which we still have today.

If Jesus was merely an itinerant preacher who wanders the hills of the Galilee, and was uneducated, illiterate, or had no language skills … it might be reasonable to think that he had no ability to leave behind any written works. But clearly, this is not the case. It is said that he was well-versed and well-schooled among many ancient Mystery Schools of that era. Having studied among the Essenes, the Theraputae, and Buddhist, Egyptian, Greek, and Persian spiritual centers. Surely, he was more than capable of writing, and most likely, in Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic.

So why not leave anything behind? Why not complete volumes of his collective works? Possibly the most famous name in all of written history … and not a peep. Not a letter. Not even a poem or note. Doesn’t this strike you as odd? It did me. When I was a kid I wondered how come he didn’t write anything? And if he didn’t … then who did? We know today that the books of the Bible were written by somebody. And we definitely know that the books credited to the Apostles were not written by them. The church will even tell you this. They are “Gospels according to …” but not penned by.

So then, we have to ask … “who wrote this stuff in the New Testament Bible?” If it wasn’t Jesus, and it wasn’t the Apostles, then who was it? The answer, is not a short and easy one. I have done extensive research on this topic over many years. It would take a small book to try and explain it all. But, suffice it to say, multiple writers, from a great span of time, utilizing ancient Wisdom and Pagan Mysteries, wrote entire works that got sifted through, revised, changed, re-written, added to, plagiarized, manufactured, and finally assembled into what we know as the Bible beginning with Constantine’s First Council of Nicea in 325CE.

The “Word of God” as many would call the Bible, is a collection of ancient spiritual and celestial allegories, metaphors, and myths telling a deeper non-literal and non-historical lesson. Scholars today credit only 7 of the 13 Epistles of Paul to actually being penned by the same person … Paul, Apollonius, or whoever it may have been. The rest are church forgeries devised to make the original Gnostic writings into heresy. The original “krestianity” teachings were empowering and directed at the illumination and ascension of each of us to a higher consciousness … so that we would all become “the Christ/Karest/Krishna” through an inner metamorphosis.

The Roman Church, used these teachings, along with others, to try and bring about a Universal (meaning Catholic in Greek) Church to unite the Empire. It was a good plan from an Emperors point of view, but the teachings were lost when made literal and historical. These were called the Outer Mysteries. Still today, the higher echelon of the Vatican and other Secret Societies retain and know what the original teachings (Inner Mysteries) are all about. They use this knowledge to enslave people. Jesus supposedly said “you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.” Isn’t it time you begin to find the Truth?

Just a thought …

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Why Religion Breeds Death

Why Religion Breeds Death

From the headlines:

SPRINGVILLE, Utah – “Medical examiners have ruled that a family of five found dead in their Utah home all died from poisoning, likely because the parents were concerned about a “pending apocalypse.” The deaths of the youngest two children were ruled homicides. The 14-year-old’s death was ruled undetermined. The Strack’s 18-year-old son found all five bodies in the parents’ bedroom on Sept. 27. The parents and the 14-year-old were found in the bed while the other two children were found on mattresses next to the bed.”

This type of scenario has played out over and over and over again, particularly among Fundamental Christians. It disgusts me. It turns my stomach. Children have been murdered, parents have committed suicide and killed their own children and why? I’ll tell you why. Because of a lie. A lie that has been sold and repackaged by Funda-mental Christianity for 200 years. It’s the same scenario. They’re told there will be 7 years of tribulation and suffering, then Jesus will return and rapture his remaining followers into the clouds, and live with him in the forever after while experiencing the bliss of heaven.

I recently read a story of a Mother who drowned her three children because she believed that as long as they died before the age of reason (12) that they would go to heaven and be with Jesus. She didn’t want to risk the possibility of them burning in the eternal fires of hell. People have let their children die relying on prayers to Jesus rather than take them for needed medical treatment from Doctors and Hospitals because they were told that Jesus answers all prayers and heals everyone if you pray hard enough.

NEWSFLASH: THESE ARE ALL LIES CREATED BY THE CHURCH TO ENSLAVE YOU TO THE CHURCH SYSTEM SO THEY CAN CONTROL YOU AND BUILD A FINANCIAL GLOBAL EMPIRE … WHICH THEY HAVE DONE … TO THE TUNE OF HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ASSETS.

Am I angry? Yup. Because millions of people have been murdered in the name of God and religion and millions more have gone to their graves having never experienced the wonderful gift of life that we have been given. And as George Carlin once so eloquently said … “but God loves you.”

This “pending apocalypse” has struck fear and emotional destruction into the hearts and minds of adults and children alike. They don’t even know what it means, yet they follow the lies from the pulpit blindly. Just look up the word “apocalypse.” It is from the Greek and it does not mean the end of the world, it does not mean total anihalation, it simply means “to uncover that which is hidden.” It is a REVELATION … a revealing of the Truth that lay hidden in scripture beyond the literal and historical.

This APOCALYPSE is to happen within is. Armageddon … is the battleground within us. Where we battle between the ego and the Divine within all of us. These Bible events are NOT historical events. They didn’t happen literally. Hell is NOT a literal place of eternal fire and torment. Heaven and Hell are a state of mind here and NOW.

If you believe in Jesus, and you believe in a Second Coming … then you missed it. According to NT Biblical scripture he rose on the third day and walked among his disciples before his ascension to Heaven (afterlife). So according to Christian scripture, the second coming happened 3 days later. You missed it. Now what?

Judaism, Christianity, Islam, have all been modified, rewritten, edited, plagiarized, and even manufactured texts to have you believe what Rome wanted you to believe. The ancient Hebrews built most of their religious beliefs on a Pagan system of Ancient Wisdom and Truths. They just changed the names and the places. Rome built the version of the New Testament that we have today. Compare the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hammadi Library, the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Clay Tablets of Sumeria, the Emerald Tablets of Thoth/Hermes … the list goes on and on.

Celestial based Astrotheology and it’s esoteric balance of inner spirituality and Mysticism has been around for tens of thousands of years. The story of Moses, Jesus/Joshua, Judas, etc. can all be found in the hieroglyphs of the Temple of Carnac and ancient Egyptian, Greek, Persian, Hindu, and Buddhist texts. The TRUTH is that all these stories are OUR stories about what happens when we transform from base nature animal man to Divine righteous Christ Consciousness and literally convert Earth to Heaven.

Televangelists … stop selling your fire and brimstone fear and guilt from the pulpits and satellites. Preachers, stop scaring people from your Sunday morning platforms. THIS IS THE “GOOD NEWS” … what GOSPEL means. All you’re doing is spreading mass panic, death, war, destruction, hatred and countless other negative emotions and actions.

Instead … EMPOWER the people with the TRUTH of what they are. Each and every one of us is the very essence of God/Source. Jesus said it. Buddha said it. The Hindu’s, Sufi’s, Neoplatonist’s, Marcionists, Gnostics, Kabbalists, and so many others acknowledge this Truth. Why has the church torn down the tower of Truth over the last 2,000 years? Don’t let someone else tell you what to believe and what to follow. Find the Truth for yourself. When you do … your inner guidance system … your Higher Divine Self will rumble your gut and let you know … WOW! SO THIS IS WHAT IT IS???

People have died by the MILLIONS in the name of religion. We can send a satellite a gazillion miles into space, talk to it, get pictures from it, guide it, and soon we will be able to do all of this from an iPhone App … yet we haven’t figured out how to stop killing each other.

Now is the time … religions are fading away. Church and Cathedral doors are closing. True Muslims, Christians, and Jews have had enough with the violence and oppression. Stop fighting over the Holy Land. The Holy Land is in your head … between the TEMPLES. Golgotha was where Jesus was crucified … and Golgotha means “place of the skull.” You 12 cranial nerves are the 12 disciples. WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD.

We are the Garden of Eden. We are Paradise. We are God and Jesus and Mary and all the 12 Apostles. There was no King Arthur. There was no William Tell. These are MYTH … stories with Truth hidden beneath the surface stories. The Bible is beautifully inspired myth … with deep spiritual teachings but NEVER meant by the writers to be taken literally.

Sometimes I feel like I’m talking o the wall. But even the wall is alive with consciousness. Even the wall is energy (Father/Spirit) and not matter (Mother/Physical). Everything is vibratory energy and contains it’s own level of consciousness … even a ROCK. Under a microscope you can see the cells, the mitochondria firing up the energy plant, creating, expanding, growing. All of creation os ONE THING. There are no “things.” There is only ONE. And we’re part of it.

I suppose billions of year from now, we may be wiped out by an asteroid or some celestial firestorm … but this is no reason for mankind to instigate mass destruction of our planet through bombs, and chemical warfare. Religion has led to terrorism, destruction, immeasurable pain and suffering, and all for what? For a GOD THAT WE COULD NOT POSSIBLY EVER KNOW OUTSIDE OF US.

God is the SOURCE of all life. Each breath you take. Everything you experience with your senses. We live IN GOD, and God LIVES IN US. May be never lose another life again to lies and deception. To fear and to guilt. May we never see another gay or lesbian human being commit suicide because someone’s invalid opinion has led them to it. May we one day see the merging of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam … as it once was … begun from the same rock that the legendary Abraham (Brahman) was to sacrifice his son. It’s ALL myth … and myth does not mean it didn’t happen. Myth comes from the Greek Mythos which implies a deeper lesson under a surface story that may or may or may not be true.

If you can’t take ancient scripture and apply is to you life today and build a better world for others and yourself, then who cares what did or didn’t happen. What good is it? If there was no Jesus or Muhammad or Abraham … what would it matter if the teachings that were presented as coming from them were true teachings and life changing information?

Love. Forgive. Speak Truth. Inspire. Empower. We CAN have UNITY without having to have uniformity. We are one race. We are one organism. We are one world. One. One. One. Other is you, and you are other. Wake up to the Truth … Tricks are for kids.

Just a thought ….

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

God In Our Schools

God In Our Schools

It never ceases to amaze me when I see a flood of media stories or political and church driven propaganda about “God In Our Schools.” It would seem to me that allowing a simple moment of silence would honour anyone’s spiritual beliefs or even if they have none at all, than all this fuss about prayer.

In the Book of Matthew (6:5+), according to Jesus, Christians should become more familiar with the instructions given for prayer. If you don’t recall it, or have never read it, here is the condensed version for you to ponder:

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others … but when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you … for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

The deeper meaning of this is … go within. Go inside yourself. This is where God/Source dwells. No need for prayer from the podium, pulpit, homeroom, football game, or cafeteria … publicly … it is a personal and private event. It even says “secret.” The reason “the Father knows what you need before you ask him” is that God is in you and you are in God. It’s very simple really. You are consciousness, God is consciousness, all there is is spiritual energy and consciousness … the “unseen” … hence, no confusion. No need for public prayer of any sort.

Now, let’s go one step further. The life-force, Source Energy, substance of all things which most would call God … is what everything is made out of. It matters not if you’re a Creationist or an Evolutionist or a Scientist, everything came from the same source origin and the only “stuff” to make stuff out of was the stuff that the Source was made of. Therefore, EVERYTHING is made of God/Source. A Ford is a Ford because Ford made it. It came from the Ford Factory. It’s a Ford. Get it?

NOW … one more and I’m done. There is no way to remove God from the schools or anything else because everything IS GOD. Everything is made of God stuff. We are all an integral part of this incubator we call the universe (and multiverses) and everything is interconnected whether you wish to believe it or not. We are one with the ocean as the waves are one with the ocean. You can’t take God out of school, the courtroom, or anywhere else … because as all Godly religions teach … GOD IS OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT, AND OMNIPRESENT. This means in plain simple English … ALL-POWERFUL, ALL-KNOWING, AND ALL-PRESENT.

You want to pray? Do it. Anywhere and anytime. Go within your closet (your inner self) and lock the door (rid yourself of distractions) and unite with your Higher-Self - Christ Consciousness - the God within you. No one will ever know … and you don’t need permission or law to do it. Remember … it’s a secret.

Just a thought …

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

Age Old Question What Is God

Age Old Question What Is GOD

Everyone asks this dull, drab, boring question. Therefore, it should be dealt with immediately, which is not to trivialize this all encompassing query. Here’s the problem. It is just too large of a question. What’s the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything? TOO BIG of a question is the dilemma we face in trying to answer.

Why not ask how suns and planets are created? Why not ask how humans can be created? Instead, people want to understand the big picture, so they question ‘who is the Architect of it ALL?’ Who is the overall Builder? People ask ‘what is God’ as if they can understand the answer. They cannot even understand the question. The problem is the ‘question of God’ is not understandable. The problem is the ‘answer of God’ is truly incomprehensible.

We are but microscopic insects in the grand scheme of things in this vast universe. How could such small creatures such as us expect to understand the thing, being, force, entity, alien or whatever you choose to call GOD? We cannot. The question becomes nearly moot.

Who says there is only one Universe? Why believe there is the singularity of only one Big Bang? If the cosmos teaches us anything it should be the fact of a limitless, boundless, regenerative infinity. Nothing stops and simply comes to an end; there is always a beyond, a flow, a change or a recycling. A re-Genesis of you will. There is always many in one and one in many.

Atoms are not the smallest bodies; they are composed of infinitesimal ‘quarks.’ Quarks are probably composed of even smaller bits. The universe is not like China; its borders do not end with a wall. In fact, there are no borders. There is not one Universe and one Big Bang. The ultimate, overall, Super-Universe contains endless worlds and an infinite number of Big Bangs … Multiverses.

Please, think on this point for a moment. Let the idea of many, many universes sink into the minds that may never have contemplated the possibility. ‘An infinite number of Big Bangs’ is a big one to swallow in one gulp. Our Big Bang is merely that … ‘OUR’ Big Bang. That primordial explosion, that was our world’s physical beginning, is our Big Bang … like we have our cluster of galaxies, our galaxy, our sun and our planet Earth.

It is not THE Big Bang and there is not a single universe or a single Big Bang. Why not clusters of Big Bangs? And clusters of clusters of Big Bangs as there are clusters of galactic clusters? This larger picture of ‘worlds within worlds’ is the PATTERN … the archetype. That concept probably applies to the idea of many Big Bangs. So, if true, what does that do to one’s standard or alternative view of God?

Consider the amazing possibility that our Electro-Magnetic Spectrum are more worlds, physical universes with their own Big Bangs, relatively traveling by us at such high velocities that they are only perceived as light-speed frequencies. Light is the only visible portion of the EMS. The other bands are different EM frequencies such as infrared, ultraviolet, x-rays, television, microwaves, cosmic rays, short and long radio waves.

In physics, we ask ‘how can an object act as particle AND wave?’ The answer has to do with relative MOTION. Take particles, like atoms and molecules, and move them very fast (light-speed) relative to stationary atoms and molecules … and you get this RAIN of Electro-Magnetic energy from space. Space is not an empty void of nothingness. Our radio telescopes do not detect the observable universe. The huge dishes and arrays are constructed to record the RADIO or EMS universe that exists of micro ‘quanta’ moving along different wavelengths at light-speed. Radio sources are everywhere in the universe, in all wavelengths and in all directions. Real, physical worlds are warping by us so fast that we only detect them as EM energy. Think about that.

Let the idea that the energy received by radio telescopes are actual solar systems sink in … that real, physical universes, like and unlike ours, could be zipping by us so fast that it is only possible to perceive them as EM waves. This certainly does not break the Energy = Matter equation. The speed of light is the limit for each universe. If you, in a light-speed saucer, reach light-speed … then, you run-off and no longer exist in your universe. Your ship has caught up with a particular light-speed universe … and it now appears stationary to you. Certain saucer vehicles may change universes as easy as hitting a button on a remote control. What does that do the picture of God?

The truth is Church officials should never be ‘speaking FOR God.’ How can they? We know so little of the universe … and yet we think we can conceive of its overall CREATOR? We are so unaware that our entire universe is probably only a microscopic particle of far greater Universes and still there is no end. Worlds to the ‘micro’ and worlds to the MACRO, endlessly, is the probable composition of the UNIVERSE.

The only philosopher that had it astronomically correct was Dr. Seuss in his book ‘Horton Hear a Who?’ The universes never end. If Albert Einstein was only alive long enough to read Dr. Seuss, then maybe he would have understood the ‘Unified Field.’ Stars or suns are really positively-charged, atomic nuclei. The planets in solar system patterns are really negatively-charged electrons in their orbits around their suns (protons). Our cosmic bodies are but micro particles in a physical Universe on an incomprehensible, larger level above us. And still, that larger world is only a small particle of something far greater.

Another consideration is the link between Black Holes and quasars. Not only do Black Holes suck everything from all sides into one point, they also SHRINK the objects or ships caught within the powerful vortex. Unlike popular belief, you are not crushed upon entering the Black Hole. Also, (this could be a hard one to grasp) you and your ship survive the complete journey through a Black Hole. You are not destroyed in a ‘singularity’ as Professor Hawking suggests. Once more, universes do not come to an end. There is all the reason to believe that … if you go into a Black Hole … you exit another universe’s quasar. If there is a ‘yin,’ then there must be an equal and opposite ‘yang.’ This is Universal Law.

Quasars are White Holes. Enormous amounts of energy/matter eject out of these spherical, white objects at the farthest reaches of our observable universe. More energy than entire galaxies flow out of a quasar. We have photographed vast jets of matter millions of miles in length shooting from quasars. As strange as matter curves, flows and disappears into a Black Hole … incredible amounts of energy/matter appear and shoot out from the ‘quasi-stellar’ mysteries known as quasars. What astronomers do not realize is that it is easier to explain the enigma of quasars as HOLES. Everything pours OUT of a quasar (not in) at all directions, even light, from a single point. This is the exact opposite of a Black Hole.

‘Go into a Black Hole, come out a quasar’ is a logical assumption. Imagine entering a Black Hole. You are being SHRUNK into the next level down, to the MICRO universe. You safely emerge out of the other end as if it were a wormhole. Looking back, you see a view from the other side or micro-world. That tiniest vortex of the Black Hole is now the MASSIVE APERTURE OF A SPHERICAL GUSHER OF ENERGY AND MATTER KNOWN AS A QUASAR.

From that microscopic universe, the White Hole quasar is an incredibly large structure. It all depends on your point of view, doesn’t it? When we photograph far-out quasars, we are actually viewing objects, ships, matter, debris and energy exiting out after being shrunk down from the MACRO universe above us. When they entered their Black Hole conduits in the MACRO universe, they were shrunk down to our microscopic level. The world is amazing … much more expansive and multi-layered than you could ever imagine.

Black Hole - Quasar flows may be normal conduits between worlds. They are unfathomable phenomena to Earthlings, but they could be normal space ways for life forms that know how to travel the curves of space.

Before we try to understand the Architect (God), maybe we should attempt to know a bit about the architecture (the Universe). What of parallel worlds? There could be universes existing in different dimensions; invisible realms, different times? Why bring up the God question when we are so blind to true reality? Einstein called us ‘feeble creatures’ that are blind to the full spectrum of the Universe.

Who says the CREATOR of all things was the Creator of the Earth? Possibly, life forms on an enormous level are responsible for the existence of many universes. Other life-entities could be the galaxy-makers. Another level of life entirely could be the makers of solar systems. God, whatever you believe it to be, might have had NOTHING to do with the formation of the planet we walk upon.

Who says the manufacturer of the Earth created human beings? We may not have been magically created by a mystical God or by the same thing that formed distant galaxies. Humans may not be natural by-products of the planet. We may be strangers here on this planet. We may be the result or end-product of a long-abandoned Earth colony. By the same logic, the seeder of life on Earth might not have been the builder of the planet. The creator of human Life in the universe may not have been the creator of human life on Earth. The creator of human life on Earth might not have been the same ones responsible for the plants and animals on the planet. One could even extrapolate and say ’the CREATOR of EVERYTHING, ALL, the real SUPREME … might not have been the Being that created something as small and insignificant as our particular universe. Valid statements and questions, no?

The question becomes ‘gods or God?’ There is an eastern philosophy that every cluster of galaxies has its god; every galaxy has its god; every star system has its god and every planet has its god. Every Big Bang could also have its god. Could these be alien life forms that rule in larger and larger cosmic Hierarchies? Are the angels aliens?

God was once plural; there were multiple gods as in ‘Chariots of the Gods?’ In books of India that predate the Bible, GODS flew in the sky and waged terrible wars. There were the ‘giants,’ the ‘titans,’ the Children of Heaven and the Children of Men.

Before Biblical editing, the word ‘gods,’ plural, was in the Old Testament. Editors changed ‘gods’ to the simplified version of ‘God’ in the Bible. You see, the once enlightened masses fell to the Dark Ages; people became simple and actually descended to primitiveness. They could no longer comprehend complex things or a universe of many gods. Gods became the single GOD. Hundreds of years ago, the masses became indoctrinated on a simpler view. We have regressed as a result.

Today, we should question the concept of one God. Are you so sure Church officials have the correct and true answers? Is it as simple as one God or is that all that your mind can handle? Possibly, we should explore eastern philosophies and the idea of a complex, multi-leveled, multi-faceted Universe? Same can be said for God(s).

A lot of science has been covered on the subject of ‘God.’ Would not God be the Ultimate Scientist? Scientific facts should not scare or intimidate God as they might bother the Church clergy. Would not God be the ultimate geneticist and know every code of everyone’s DNA? Then, why are religious leaders so angry when scientists use stem cells or genetically engineer a clone … because the geneticists dared to dabble in the realm of God? It would seem as if genetic scientists are emulating God … and what’s wrong with emulating God? Isn’t this the goal? (Apotheosis - elevation to Divine Status)

Does GOD exist? ‘Yes, but not as the Church and numerous religions perceive Him to be.’ For one thing, God is not male and should never be referred to as some kind of bearded man in the sky. What kind of chauvinistic, macho, woman-hating, male priest came up with the nonsense that the Supreme GOD is male? Do not look for simple answers to complex questions. So, why look at God through the eyes of medieval men and women? Come into the modern age. View religious things scientifically and view scientific things religiously.

The Bible in Exodus Chapter 15, verse 3 reads that ‘the Lord is a man of war.’ This is wrong on so many levels. A hint of historical Truth may be gleaned in the quote as we realize that the god of these people was a ‘mountain god and god of war - Yahweh.’ The ‘war’ reference makes no religious sense (unless God is not good), but supports the concept that technology explains many Biblical events.

Consider the idea of CLONING as a possible and reasonable Creation-theory. Now, if this were the case … that the genesis of humankind on Earth was a result of human cloning … then, our progenitor, or Creator, would indeed be a human being. And, yes, that would mean that our god could have been a man.

If human, space travelers landed on Earth a very long time ago and cloned themselves … then, later, those clones stayed and inhabited the planet … then; our god (small ‘g’) could have been any human with the ability of space travel and the knowledge of cloning. Possibly, we were not created. Rather, we were Xeroxed.

Another answer to the question of ‘What is God?’ is also anyone that ruthlessly has ultimate control over another. Too often, in the history of the human race, fascist authorities have played GOD and exercised total dominion over another country/race or culture. Too many wars have been fought in the name of God. Do you really think God is on your side as you shed blood for your country or religion? Maybe God sides with your enemy? Maybe God supports the rebellious, conscientious objector?

We obviously should not negate a wonderful, celestial, spiritual belief system of Higher Beings. One should be in greater and greater awe the more they learn of the world. But, why speak of things we do not understand? Why give the impression that we know something that we could not possibly know? Why use the G-Word at all? In reality, we are all gods.

During World War II, modern military units established bases on numerous South Sea Islands. Primitive Polynesian natives had never seen technology before or people of the outside world. The simple islanders did not understand what they observed. Airplanes, guns, grenades, torpedos, radios and television were beyond their experience.

After the war, people flew back to the islands and made a remarkable discovery. They saw effigies of airplanes. The natives prayed to large models of the airplane. A simple and pure culture on remote islands had been contaminated by the presence of the military. Ever since the bases were dismantled and the servicemen had left, the Polynesians searched the skies. They waited for the return of their new gods and built airplane-idols in their honor. Imagine this same scenario thousands of years ago?

Anyone can become GOD if they have the power to control another group that sees their overseers as gods. Too often in human history, the powerful have ruled over the helpless. Too often we pray to God when we are in great need or desperate trouble. Maybe it is time to take responsibility for ourselves. Maybe it is time to be strong rather than weak? Maybe it is time to rely on ourselves rather than wait for some kind of guidance that might not ever come? Maybe it is time to realize the greatness of ourselves, a new potential for the human race and know that there is god-like power within us all.

Many religions (and the Bible) suggest that we give up our Earthly possessions, the ways of the world, physical pleasures and accept a life in complete servitude to “God.” Only a selfish, egotistical God would want such a thing. Why would a loving God, make robot Slaves to serve him as a Master. Personally, I would not want anything to do with a God like this.

What kind of God would create creatures whose ONLY purpose it is … is to serve and worship God? The answer is an egomaniac of a Creator. Whatever ‘God’ is to me, that thing, would appreciate diversity; unique/creative art and the power of the individual. Maybe God respects the rebel and critic over the unquestioning slave? Why not use what exists in the world, including physical pleasures? Maybe we are supposed to exercise in the ways of the world. Also, my God would not want or desire to be SERVED by its creations. My God would rather we turn that love and servitude toward each other; love each other … and be compassionate for all living things and our environment.

Just a thought …

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.

My thanks to Doug Yurchey