Little Girl Drowns, Sees Vibrant Butterflies in Heaven and a Man in White: 'I Think Maybe It Was Jesus'-7/10 CBN News, "... Annie shares, "I saw butterflies, and they were all different colors. They weren't just regular, you know, everyday colors. They were colors you couldn't even imagine. I felt very happy and joyful and very loved, and I just felt it all around me." She says she also remembers someone helping her in the pool. Annie remembers, "There was a man in white who was helping me in the pool, and I think maybe it was Jesus or maybe an angel." ..."
The Crash and Burn of Credentialism-7/7 Brownstone Institute, By Jeffrey A. Tucker;
The word credentials is derived from Latin for “believe” as in “Credo in unum deum” meaning “I believe in one God.” To have credentials is to have credibility, which is to say that people can and should trust you. We saw this throughout the pandemic. If you did not have the right piece of paper – if you just wanted rights and liberties – your opinions did not count. Actually, even if you did have the right piece of paper and you disagreed with the professional consensus, you also did not count. And through this method, only one opinion prevailed. Those willing to say what Anthony Fauci wanted said rose to the top. Those who disagreed were cast aside.
So the credentialed elites had their way. And here we are with results about which no one seems pleased. Indeed, the long knives are out for all those people in whom we believed.
Perhaps we need another word, because credentials are being discredited by the day. They have led us down a destructive path. This applies not only to epidemiologists but also economists and public health officials and nearly every other field of expertise, particularly that which tied its credibility to the government’s pandemic response, which has ended in calamity for the world. Politicians (Boris and Biden among the latest) are going down in flames but that’s just the beginning. Just as Henry Kissinger predicted on April 3, 2020, an aggressive response could and would lead to a wholesale loss of legitimacy for everyone involved. His warnings – born of his experience in watching Vietnam lead to a similar disaster – were ignored. Instead we ended up with his worst-case scenario: “a world on fire.” I’ve earlier described the split in American political life as one between Patricians and Plebeians, recalling the ancient designations.
One group rules and the other follows. This is not so much about ideology as it is control. To put a fine point on it, those who are ruled are fed up. They once trusted. They believed. They let their betters – those with credentials – have a go at it. And look at the mess they made! It’s impossible to decouple the current economic and political crisis in America today from pandemic policy, which is why Brownstone Institute puts such emphasis on this topic at a time when both parties and most intellectuals want to pretend like it never happened. They are culpable, of course, so they wish to rewrite the history of our times as if the “public health measures” were perfectly normal and fine. They were not. Their uselessness in mitigating disease was matched only by their brutality in dividing and demoralizing the population. The inflation of our times is directly caused by the pandemic response. The wild increases in public debt are utterly unsustainable. The educational losses are unbearable to contemplate. The health consequences of wrecked immune systems are more obvious by the day. The ever-astute Covid-policy critic Alex Berenson has drawn our attention to a fascinating commentary that appeared in the New Yorker. The article is the usual attack on Ron DeSantis but it delves deeper and signals to the credentialed classes that something is very wrong: ... More >>>Read on. Fascinating.
Self-directed neuroplasticity: How to change your brain for the better-7/7 Mind Owl, The human brain is capable of changing its structure and function in response to experience. The brain’s ability to change itself as we learn new things and adapt to our environment is known as neuroplasticity. Taking a psychological approach to mindfulness means understanding this process a bit better; so what are some examples of neuroplasticity? How do we know that it happens? And how can we harness it for ourselves?
What is Neuroplasticity?
Neuroplasticity represents the ‘muscle building’ part of the brain; the things we do often we become stronger at, while the brain functions we don’t practise will become weaker. This neural activity is why certain thoughts and actions can become automatic functions in the brain over time. Our brains are constantly being shaped by experience. Most of us have very different behaviour and thought patterns today compared with 20 years ago. This shift is neuroplasticity in action; changes in brain structure and organisation as we experience, learn, and adapt. With every repetition of a thought or emotion, we reinforce a neural pathway, enhancing the strength of connections – and with each new thought, we begin to create a new way of being. Connections within the brain are constantly becoming stronger or weaker, depending on what is being used. Younger people can change easily due to higher neural plasticity, whereas in the adult brain, change doesn’t come as easily. This is why we are more easily led and influenced in adolescence, and why we become more resistant to change as we get older. Neuroplasticity represents the ‘muscle building’ part of the brain; the things we do often we become stronger at, while the brain functions we don’t practise will become weaker. This neural activity is why certain thoughts and actions can become automatic functions in the brain over time.
What is Self-Directed Neuroplasticity?
Self-directed neuroplasticity is about consciously and intentionally changing your own brain activities and strengthening neural connections. This is achieved by applying brainpower in a certain way, with particular thoughts or actions designed to bring about the desired change. For example, thinking positive thoughts has been shown to produce epigenetic changes in the brain. Think of it like this: your thoughts and actions build your future brain. That can be good or bad depending on the mindset that you’re engraving into your brain. This highlights the importance of your every day mindset, thoughts, actions and habits, which you should use to help you cultivate a healthy future brain. Now, let’s explore some useful neuroplasticity exercises. ... More >>>
‘Find God, Nothing else matters’ Swami Vivekananda-7/6 Hermes Risen, By Debbie Elliott;
Swami Vivekananda was born on the 12th of January 1863 in Calcutta as Narenda Nath Datta. Narenda was a charismatic young man who was hungry to learn about life, especially the religious side of it. He sat with many spiritual teachers and decided to meditate and dedicate himself to God.
He chose a teacher, Sri Rama Krishna. Sri Rama Krishna was a reclusive spiritual monk who not only practised Hinduism but other religions too, stating that all religions pointed to the same god. When Datta met Sri Rama Krishna he recognised a true man of God. It was during his time with Sri Rama Krishna that Narenda Nath Datta changed his name to Swami Vivekananda, often known as just Swamji. Vivekananda took the same vow as his master living a life of poverty and chastity. They studied Eastern and Western philosophy and religion and they meditated long and often, singing songs and prayers to the Divine. Together they wandered India as religious men, welcomed in towns and villages for their wise words, and spending time in the country living in caves whilst collecting other followers and setting up a brotherhood dedicated to the Divine. ...
The 100 Greatest Spiritual Books of All Time. Reverse Spins, NEW.
Greatest means the higher truths as well as the greatest impact on the world, a nation, population or the youth. As with any list of this kind, there are going to be 5 to 10 books that you think should be on this list. We may even agree with you. If so, we are going to have to subtract an equal number of books.
We will get to the great historical works, but we’d like to begin with the year 1875, when the Ascended Masters stepped forward for the first time in a very, very long time. They were preparing the world for the Aquarian Age and the new hierarch for the next 2,000 years, Saint Germain.
The year of 1875 was a pivotal year in spiritual history and astrology. This was the time that the old Occult Law was able to be set aside and all seekers on earth received a great gift of freedom and enlightenment. Previously, these teachings were only available in mystery schools for worthy disciples. Key spiritual teachings started to be released in the late 1800’s and then accelerated in the 1930’s and ever since. You will find many of these treasures here. We begin then, with Theosophy and three of their best:
1. The Secret Doctrine, the one, the only, the classic, but a difficult read.
2. The Masters and the Path, by C.W. Leadbeater. Great teachings from Leadbeater and the masters.
3. The Mahatma Letters, by A.P. Sinnett. Learn how intimate the masters can be. ... >>> More
Shakespeare's Holy Grail: The Ancient Secret Revealed (The Poisoned Chalice) Paperback – June 30, 2022, by Paul Hunting. Amazon description: In this refreshingly iconoclastic work, author Paul Hunting goes on a quest to investigate the theory of whether William Shakespeare was far more than just 'the Bard.' What if he was a spiritual master with a direct line to the divine and all the plays were connected by a single golden thread? What if all the great characters were not just characters, but also characterisations of the core archetypes of human consciousness? What if all the plots were not so much about the outer world of matter and material, but the inner world of spirit? What if his final play, The Tempest, was placed first in the folio because it was both a foreshadowing and a denouement that summed up the subtext of all the other plays? What if Shakespeare was part of that great covert underground movement of artists and sages that knew there was something awry in the religions and did all they could subliminally to (a) subvert and undermine the authority, corruption, and tyranny of Church and Crown and (b) reveal the truth those in power do not wish us to know? Shakespeare's Holy Grail helps awaken us to profound depths of spiritual enlightenment and probe deep into our own souls.
Is The Holy Grail Hidden In The Works Of William Shakespeare?-7/6 The London Economic, by Timothy Arden;
According to new research, the elusive Holy Grail may have finally been discovered … encoded within the plays of William Shakespeare. Indeed, one of hundreds of subtle references the Bard seemingly makes to the Holy Grail could be the ‘Poisoned Chalice’ prophesied by Macbeth to bring about his ultimate downfall.
Shakespeare expert Paul Hunting has spent nearly a decade analysing the Bard’s most famous plays. His bestselling new book, Shakespeare’s Holy Grail: The Ancient Secret Revealed, focuses on three of them: Macbeth, Hamlet and The Tempest. In order to perceive what he believes are hidden spiritual meanings within, Hunting asks radical unorthodox questions such as, ‘Is Macbeth the story of how Satan was defeated by Christ?’ ‘Is Hamlet the story of how Christ defeated Satan?’ He firmly believes the answer is ‘yes’, and that these plays contain a multi-layered code that reveals secret spiritual teachings, the true ‘Holy Grail’, dating back thousands of years.
The Holy Grail may finally have been discovered… hidden in William Shakespeare’s plays, experts revealed yesterday. Popularly believed to have been the chalice that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper, the sacred relic has been searched for since the Middle Ages. The elusive object, which according to tradition was also used to collect Christ’s blood at the Crucifixion, is said to hold mystical powers and its whereabouts has preoccupied generations of amateur and professional academics alike. But despite this, the Holy Grail has never been found. According to a new theory, however, the fabled artefact may not be a cup at all but the key to a collection of radical spiritual teachings shared by Jesus that have been supressed for nearly 2,000 years. And, it is claimed, this “forbidden knowledge” has been right under our noses for centuries, locked away within the 37 plays of William Shakespeare.
The reason that these spiritual teachings have never come to light before is, it is alleged, because the world-famous Bard deliberately hid them behind complex sets of secret codes to avoid prosecution for heresy during his lifetime. That is the startling conclusion of Shakespeare expert Paul Hunting, who has spent the last seven years decoding many of the Bard of Avon’s universally-acclaimed writings. Hunting, who is based in Warwickshire—close to Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon—says that his findings suggest that Shakespeare’s reason for penning such celebrated plays as Macbeth, Hamlet and The Tempest was not just to entertain but also to share these forbidden teachings “with mankind”. His conclusions, which if correct promise to revolutionise our understanding not only of Shakespeare but of spirituality, are contained in a new book Shakespeare’s Holy Grail: The Ancient Secret Revealed.
Speaking yesterday, Hunting, 74, said: “According to my research, William Shakespeare was not only one of the world’s greatest writers but also, secretly, one of our most profound spiritual masters. “He created all his plays with the express purpose of sharing forbidden teaching with the world through a hidden subtext of his writings. “In his plays, he alluded constantly to these teachings known as the ‘Holy Grail’. He would have known of the legends of the Holy Grail, which were common knowledge in his time, and he recognised the true symbolism of the ingredients in Jesus’ chalice. “But he had to wrap these teachings in a complex series of codes for as protection from religious persecution. “It is only now, after many years of painstaking research, that this code can finally be unlocked.” The notion that the long-sought-after Holy Grail may not in fact be a cup is, in itself, nothing new. ...
The Great Light. 19th century French lithograph depicting Francis Bacon as the Supreme Master and President of the Brotherhood of the Golden Rose-Croix. (from Building Paradise by Peter Dawkins; xvi)
Editor: The reason Shakespeare was "secretly, one of our most profound spiritual masters," is because he was Sir Francis Bacon. It's odd that the author Paul Hunting does not say this outright. If he cracked all of Bacon's code, he would have known this. Maybe it's somewhere in the book, I haven't read it yet. Also, it seems he has an incomplete understanding of the Holy Grail. No matter, this is a valuable addition to the Shakespeare/Bacon/St. Germain corpus. You can read more about Bacon, the Brotherhood of the Golden Rose-Croix and Freemasonry directly below.
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The Greatest Story Never Told: How the Knights Templar created Europe's first nation-state and a home for the Grail-6/29 View Zone review of Freddy Silva's book.
In 1159 the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, placed a mysterious seal on a charter that awarded the Knights Templar one third of his new, hard-won territory -- an extraordinary move for a new monarch. On this strip of land the Templars would erect they most famous and lasting monuments: the Mother of All Churches dedicated to Mary Magdalene, and a rotunda with no door; visitors accessed the interior of the building via a secret chamber used for the investiture of new knights, or to administer the inner brotherhood's most secret rite, the 'raising of the dead'. The king of Portugal's seal on the Charter of Ceras awarding the Templars a third of the country. But why does it read PORTUG-R-AL ? The king's seal contains an anagram and reveals why the Templars were awarded this territory and why they patiently waited forty years to receive it. Secret societies love their symbols because, just like parables, to the casual viewer they convey one message while to the initiate of the Mysteries they conceal another.
At first sight the seal with its scrambled letters form the word PORTUGAL. To the esoteric reader it reveals something altogether deeper, an added R, PORTU-GRAL. But to an initiate it reads, in Portuguese, POR TU O GRAL: "Through You The Grail." Is it possible the Templars inherited one-third of Portugal under unusual circumstances and there deposited their most famous artifact?
To understand how we got to this point we must first return to the moment when the Templars became an official order. In 1118 a new king of Jerusalem was chosen, Baudoin de Bourcq. Barely had Baudoin gotten used to his newly appointed seat when he received a visit from Hugues de Payen and Godefroi de Saint-Omer, as though the two proto-Templars were presenting their credentials. Whatever Hugues and Godefroi pitched the new king it sold him, and soon after, a small, close-knit group of knights moved into premises on Temple Mount to became officially known as the Knights Templar.
This is the official historical record. But new evidence shows that, seven years earlier, the Templars were already present and materially active in another land two thousand miles to the west, and through their intervention, this secret endeavour became their greatest accomplishment -- the creation of Europe's first independent nation-state.
It's the close of the 11th century. There is no France, no Spain, and the German states are largely under the tutelage of the Holy Roman Empire. After riding west to help the Castillian king reclaim his lands from the Moors, a knight named Henri of Burgundy inherits the Atlantic port city of Porto Cale and its surrounding territory -- the small county of Portucale -- whereupon Henri changes his name, in Portuguese, to Count Dom Henrique. He had barely time to enjoy his new status when he was asked to set sail for Jerusalem, arriving just after its conquest by Crusaders. Little did Dom Henrique know that his decision to sail to Palestine would mark a pivotal moment in the history of his newly-acquired land, for the people he'd meet in Jerusalem would one day shape the destiny of his tiny territory. ...
Ghosts of Atlantis: How the Echoes of Lost Civilizations Influence Our Modern World Paperback – April 6, 2021 by J. Douglas Kenyon Doug Kenyon's latest book from the pages of his popular Atlantis Rising magazine. Here is the Amazon write-up:
An intensive investigation into the evidence for a forgotten fountainhead of civilization lost at the end of the last ice age
• Reveals evidence of advanced ancient technology, anomalous ancient maps, time travel, crystal science, ancient Armageddon, and Atlantis in the Bible
• Explores the true age of the Sphinx, the Stone Age high-tech found at Gobekli Tepe, the truth of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Zep Tepi monuments of Egypt, the mysteries of the Gulf of Cambay, and what lies beneath the ice of Antarctica
• Examines the advanced knowledge of the ancients and how the search for Atlantis and other lost worlds reflects the search for the lost soul of humanity
We live within the ruins of an ancient civilization whose vast size has rendered it invisible. Remembered in myth as Atlantis, Lemuria, or other lost world archetypes, the remains of this advanced civilization have lain buried for millennia beneath the deserts and oceans of the world, leaving us many mysterious and inexplicable clues.
Investigating the perennial myth of a forgotten fountainhead of civilization, J. Douglas Kenyon presents extensive physical and spiritual evidence of a lost great culture, the collective amnesia that wiped it from planetary memory, and the countless ways ancient catastrophes still haunt modern civilization. He explores evidence of advanced ancient technology, anomalous ancient maps, extraterrestrial influence, time travel, crystal science, and the true age of the Sphinx. He examines evidence of Atlantis in the Bible and ancient Armageddon, the Stone Age high-tech found at Gobekli Tepe, the truth of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), the Zep Tepi monuments of Egypt, the mysteries of the Gulf of Cambay, and what lies beneath the ice of Antarctica. He looks at extinction events, Earth’s connection with Mars, and how our DNA reveals that humanity has had enough time to evolve civilization and lose it more than once.
Exploring the advanced esoteric and spiritual knowledge of the ancients, Kenyon shows that the search for Atlantis and other lost worlds reflects the search for the lost soul of humanity. Drawing upon Velikovsky’s notion of a species-wide amnesia caused by the trauma of losing an entire civilization, he reveals how the virtual ruins of a lost history are buried deep in our collective unconscious, constantly tugging at our awareness. As Kenyon reveals, by overcoming “the Great Forgetting,” humanity can find its way out of the haunted labyrinth in which we find ourselves lost today and rediscover the heights of spiritual and technological advancement of our ancient ancestors.
Another on my List: The Magnificent Seven now has a warning in the beginning titles like PG-13, only this one is labeled "OC." It means "Outdated Cultural Depiction."
Watch These Westerns Before Wokeness Cancels Them-1/7 Reverse Spins, by William House. I once read an article maybe 20 years ago about Russian Jews escaping the Bolsheviks in the early 1900's. Some of them settled in New Jersey. They got into the film making business where it was already thriving thanks to the likes of Thomas Edison and others. As a reaction to communism that they witnessed first hand, they focused on what they considered was good and noble in their new country. They chose to make Westerns. This medium could best express those ideals.
The way things are going, it is only a matter of time before Wokeness and the Cancel Culture targets Westerns.
Here then are the Westerns you should watch before Netflix, TNT and Amazon Prime make them disappear: ... More
The Esoteric Origins of Freemasonry, the Rosicrucians and the Lost Symbols Of Ancient Egypt-4/14 By William C. House, Reverse Spins
"The critics can go to hell. We don't know half enough about Lord Bacon." —Frederich Nietzsche
----------------------------------------------------------------- ... THE PROPHECY OF PARACELSUS, AND THE UNIVERSAL REFORMATION OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.
From: The Real History of the Rosicrucians by Arthur Edward Waite 
Quod utilius Deus patefieri sinet, quod autem majoris momenti est, vulgo adhuc latet usque ad Eliæ Artistæ adventum, quando is venerit. "God will permit a discovery of the highest importance to be made, it must be hidden till the advent of the artist Elias." In the first chapter of the same work, he says:--Hoc item verum est nihil est absconditum quod non sit retegendum; ideo, post me veniet cujus magnale nundum vivit qui multa revelabit. "And it is true, there is nothing concealed which shall not be discovered; for which cause a marvellous being shall come after me, who as yet lives not, and who shall reveal many things."
These passages have been claimed as referring to the founder of the Rosicrucian order, and as prophecies of this character are usually the outcome of a general desire rather than of an individual inspiration, they are interesting evidence that then as now many thoughtful people were looking for another saviour of society. At the beginning of the seventeenth century "a great and general reformation," says Buhle,--a reformation far more radical and more directed to the moral improvement of mankind than that accomplished by Luther,--"was believed to be impending over the human race, as a necessary forerunner to the day of judgment." ... Was Christian Rosenkreutz a real person?
... I have come upon some new information that has changed my mind regarding the origins of Rosicrucianism. In some unpublished remarks of Mark Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, they both stated that Saint Germain was Christian Rosenkreutz. Mark said it first. ECP said it again in 1996. Now it is possible, since Saint Germain was Sir Francis Bacon, that they meant Bacon wrote the Rosicrucian texts. But they didn't clarify that, they said he was Rosenkreutz.
Manly P. Hall did not believe Christian Rosenkreutz was a real person. On the other hand, the more intuitive Rudolph Steiner did. In fact, to his credit, Steiner recognized that the Count of Saint Germain is the avatar for the Aquarian Age. Other than an inner confirmation, the only proof he offers is the decorations and artwork in Karlštejn Castle outside of Prague built by Charles IV (1347-1378). Many, he says were inspired by Rosicrucian principles. ...
A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics-1/17 Quanta Magazine, By Natalie Walchover; Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental constituents of nature.
Physicists have discovered a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental components of reality. “This is completely new and very much simpler than anything that has been done before,” said Andrew Hodges, a mathematical physicist at Oxford University who has been following the work. The revelation that particle interactions, the most basic events in nature, may be consequences of geometry significantly advances a decades-long effort to reformulate quantum field theory, the body of laws describing elementary particles and their interactions. Interactions that were previously calculated with mathematical formulas thousands of terms long can now be described by computing the volume of the corresponding jewel-like “amplituhedron,” which yields an equivalent one-term expression.
“The degree of efficiency is mind-boggling,” said Jacob Bourjaily, a theoretical physicist at Harvard University and one of the researchers who developed the new idea. ...
Japanese Children with Past-Life Memories-3/24 PSI Encyclopedia, Several cases of Japanese children with past-life memories have come to light since they began to be studied systematically in 2000. The cases closely resemble cases of children with past-life memories reported from other parts of the world, although as yet the previous incarnation has been identified in very few Japanese cases with stranger relationships between the past and present lives. Most solved Japanese questions have occurred among relatives. Historical Background Some archaeological and cultural facts suggest that people in Japan of the Jomon period (14,000-300 BCE) had a belief in reincarnation: infants were placed in a pot, possibly likened to the womb, and buried upside down near or inside dwelling places, possibly showing the family members' wish for the dead child to reincarnate.1 This conjecture appears to be supported by the fact that ‘very similar funeral customs have been observed in some rural areas of Japan even recently’.2 The earliest written reference to the notion of 'reincarnation' was made after the arrival of Buddhism in the sixth century in Shomangyo Gisho, an annotated commentary on the Srimala Sutra, written in 611.3 Then, numerous reincarnation stories under the influence of Buddhism came to be reported, arguably the oldest ones being those included in Nihon Ryoiki written in the early Heian Period (794-901),4 but all were ‘rewarding good and punishing evil’ type of legends or folktales. The first investigative report was that of Katsugoro in the nineteenth century. Numerous uninvestigated reincarnation stories have appeared in recent years. Within the framework of folklore studies, Matsutani collected more than thirty such stories from all over Japan.5 A number of stories, mostly provided by the children’s mother,6 have been reported by Ikegawa Akira, whose focus is on prenatal memories in general, and by Iida Fumihiko, an economist who argues that the knowledge of spiritual reality including reincarnation can help create meaning and value in life. The notable reported case of Noriya, interviewed by Ikegawa, is described in the ‘unsolved Japanese cases’ section below. Ohkado Masayuki began in 2000 to study Japanese children claiming past-life memories using the methods of Ian Stevenson, and since that date he has discovered and investigated many such cases, as summarized below. Ohkado has written more extensively about some cases only in Japanese, but he has published reports of several in English, notably for the Journal of Scientific Exploration. ...