It’s a typical Sunday afternoon of catching up on news and reports through out the blogosphere. I tried to re-post several reports on Muslim violence today, and they did not re-post. It was as if I had not even re-posted the material. Has this happened to you? Is it a “too busy WP traffic jam” thing, …. or is it a censorship thing? If this has ever happened to you, please make a comment on it, so I will know.
Meanwhile, I went and looked up the URLs of the two Items I tried to re-blog. Here they are:
Please see to it these articles make their way around the web. Thank you.
Today I am writing a diary entry for my readers and subscribers, which total a whopping 300-400 people combined. Perfect! That’s a tiny amount of followers but it’s A-ok with me. Call me SANE but I have no interest in having tens of thousands of total strangers know every move I make on the internet and become privy to every thought I think out loud on a blog. So, overall, life is good out here in personal privacy land, aka the wilds of fill-in-the-blank anywhere America.
While everyone else is straining their blood pressure to the breaking point trying to become even more “internet famous” I was delighted today when I discovered that I could completely erase my entire Google Plus profile, lock stock and barrel. I loved it. One click and an extended circle of porn stars, internet weirdos and people I had never heard of and never met disappeared forever, no longer being able to follow my every move online. And oh yeah… DARPA had included me in their Google circle. I put a stop to that in a hurry. Ahhhhh.
I’ve noticed and have written before that more than half of all “social networking” is veiled surveillance by the FED in affiliation with the biggest web “powers-that-be” i.e. Google and Facebook. So that should not be news to my readers. I agree with Julian Assange. I also believe that Facebook is the most appalling public spy machine and data mining operation ever launched, right next to what Google Plus is trying to do to emulate it.
I was in my 30s when the internet came around. I had already lived half of my adult life without it. These days I try to emulate that “pre-internet” “pre-cell phone” life experience as much as possible, and I absolutely LOVE it.
It’s a stress free relaxed existence, truly private, [ yes this is still possible ] and uncomplicated by running to a phone or a computer screen every 30 seconds to see what someone just said about me, someone who may have “friended” me but whom I have never met or had any significant face to face encounter with whatsoever. There is at least a 50% chance that behind every good looking FB photo there is a NOT so good looking impersonator trolling the web for new victims to CATFISH. [ Funny, I always knew there was a damn good reason that I didn't want any photos of me online. My intuition from years ago has been fully vindicated. Check. ]
Thus are the times we live in, and they are STRANGE indeed.
The advent of the internet has launched an era of twisted extremes. For those who love to learn [ like me ] it has brought the super digital glorious library of the entire world into my living room, thus making research on any topic a heavenly experience. Unless my computer is on the blink, I rarely walk into a public library anymore. I have it all right at home.
But the dark side of the internet is getting darker, more bizarre and increasingly difficult for normal people to fathom. Recent breaking news about a world famous Notre Dame football player who had an “online love affair” with a faked non-existent human being invented by hostile pranksters for more than 3 years has set the nation back on it’s feet more than a little bit. That’s hard to swallow, and truly strains credulity. Even Anderson Cooper was dumbstruck. Jay Leno has had a field day with this story.
I had already watched a few episodes of MTV’s “Catfish” and had seen the original movie. I marveled at the magnitude of the stupidity of some of today’s young people. I really genuinely pity these kids. They are SO LOST that they are actually self duped into thinking that they are “having a relationship” with a mystery set of “pretty girl face” photos and Facebook responses which proceed over time.
Anyone trying to explain what “Catfishing” is to a teenager from the 1950s would be met with guffaws of mocking laughter so loud they would fill a sports stadium. Believe it or not, there was an era in the United States when teenagers and twenty somethings had some moxie, had real social cunning [ as opposed to a Facebook social life ] genuine emotional insight, and they also had a brain or two. They were more psychologically and emotionally “adults” at age fourteen in the 1950s than most of today’s young people are at age twenty-nine.
Which brings me to my next query. Aren’t todays’ sociologists, psychologists and psychiatrists as alarmed at all this as I am? And if not, then WHY NOT? Our 21st century young people are Facebook brilliant but they are social idiots. Be concerned. Be VERY concerned. These are the men and women who will inherit the nation, for God’s sake.
Over and over again it turns out some handsome young guy has been having an internet relationship with a bashful closeted gay man craving male attention by pretending to be a woman online, or vice versa [ a lesbian who pretends to be a man online ] and this sick charade goes on, not for just weeks, but for months, and then for years. If I could time travel back to … ohh let’s say the late 1980s, and tell this cautionary tale to my own “20 something” self, she would refuse to believe that the future would be a world where stupidity reigns, and is celebrated by every kind of TV display imaginable. Who would want to live in that future?
Yet that is exactly the American idiocracy rising that I inhabit in the early years of the 21st century. Sitting here in this future, which my past self could have NEVER imagined, I do long for a time in America when normalcy did not include weird internet pathologies like being “catfished” online.
Is it madness? Absolutely. Is it the newest socio-psychological internet era disease unique to the second decade of the internet years? Yep. And there will be more and more new kinds of bizarre clinical pathologies which come online as the internet decades continue to unfurl. We have unleashed a powerful global medium which will only unerringly reflect the lack of spiritual maturity and the dire extent of strange new mental illnesses which the modern era continues to spawn. We are far past “fasten your safety belts.” We are entering the yawning digital unknown. I suspect our aggregate social scientists have been caught utterly unprepared for all of it.
The only antidote for these emerging modern online pathologies is:
1) raw visceral native intelligence which doesn’t come from book learning,
2) true spiritual discernment, or
3) Limit one’s time online
So if you lack those first two qualities, and refuse to practice the third you may be out of luck. Wisdom can’t be purchased for any price anywhere. And one can only hope that by the experience of living one might be so fortunate over time to acquire a few morsels of same.
As for me, I am more than a little bit fine these days. Life is tranquil and loaded with insights. As I observe all the twisting and gnashing of the early 21st century, I am less inclined to want to write about much of it, for I see it as detritus, not unlike hyper-stressed animal droppings. The world is straining under the weight of it’s own foolishness, just as Jesus said it would in the end. Nothing surprises me now. Whereas two or three years ago I would have ranted to no end on one of my blogs upon learning that young American couples were voluntarily agreeing to be RFID micro-chipped for the silliest of reasons [ maybe just so they could appear on the evening news, as that is often considered reason enough ] today in early 2013 I just make a note of such news items as one more up-tick in the flood tide of news which indicates the rise of the coming Beast Era, brief as it will be.
I steel my soul for what comes in each day’s newscasts, and the evening news is often so gory that I turn away from dinner and can’t eat while watching it. Television offerings are filled with macabre serial killer crime shows and shows about witches vampires witchcraft and explicitly portrayed murder of every type and variety. Yet media executives bristle with defiance when it’s pointed out that young people take lives with the reckless abandon of popping a can of Red Bull. Our so called leaders in Congress and the Senate lack the moral spine to stand up to the horror masters in Hollywood who fill American TV airwaves and movie theaters with the most hideous and heinously explicit portrayals of deviance. Every soul who is participating in the creation of media portrayals of explicit horror that mar the soul of an innocent American young person will have to answer to their maker one day for what they are doing, which is the graphic advertising of ever more horrific ways to kill another human being.
All a visiting guest from another world would need to do to ascertain the level of abject depravity to which American society has now sunk, is to peruse the evening TV shows for about 4 minutes. That snapshot records a sharp and lurid “slice of American life” which truly turns the stomach. A day of reckoning will come in the future where the souls who agreed to participate in the degradation of the American TV airwaves will have to answer for their misuse of the God given gift of creativity. They will have to answer to their Creator for how they used this gift. I hope a Hollywood movie executive or TV producer reads this diary entry. You are not off the hook.
As for me, I screen my TV viewing carefully and I am fine. But a little four year old child lacks the ability to do this. And an impressionable and depressed teen aged male also lacks the discernment to comprehend that it’s probably not the smartest choice to get addicted to “The Following” which is TV’s newest slide into graphic depravity served up as entertainment for the nation.
I’ll resume periodic blogging gradually as the year opens up, but frankly it’s often just as pleasant NOT to write about what my spiritual eyes behold, as there’s not a whole lot of it that is encouraging. Recent events have horrified and saddened us all. Yet I do race to embrace any good news where I find it.
I still believe very much in the heart and soul of the American people, but her leaders are failing her and her media and video game moguls are trying to literally corrupt her actual soul by advertising horror, murder, death and carnage nonstop. Only the blind refuse to see this. Only the deaf refuse to hear it. And those who choose to remain mute by not speaking out about it will suffer the eventual consequences of allowing it to go on unabated and escalate unchecked. It has already come to the point where children and teens are not safe to attend public schools or visit malls and movie theaters. How much worse will the massacres become before Congress acts to legislate the graphic movie, video game, and TV violence out of existence? How far will the madness go before the men and women who profess to lead America finally act?
We now never know as a nation when the next young person is going to snap and gun down his own family, or a room full of strangers, or a room full of children. But we MUST try to legally and methodically clean up the sordid American media landscape so that the entertainment industry will be forced to STOP providing the macabre how-to scenarios for personal killing sprees, and then stoop so low as to routinely broadcast those twisted formulas to the masses as “family entertainment.”
Once upon a time, a long time ago, Christians in America celebrated the holy days or “holidays” leading up to December 25th with feasts and gift giving in the spirit of love, generosity and spiritual well wishing that Christmas celebrated:
“Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men”
The word “holiday” originally derived from the phrase “holy day”. Traditionally a “holy day” was also indicated to be a sacred day, or a series of sacred days, thus the word: “holidays.”
But in America we have long ago abandoned our original Christian “holy days” for the depraved and debauched consumer inversion which has replaced them, hideously named by the secular media as “Black Friday.” Every year it gets worse, and every year I am even more ashamed about the behavior of millions of Americans, mostly youngish, who literally behave like wild animals to save a few bucks on a TV or a cell phone or some sexy underwear. I could opine for pages about this tragically socially engineered human zoo, but I’ll let the videos speak for themselves.
If anything I have ever witnessed bore witness to the new “Anti-Christian” spirit of “X-Mass” it’s the annual “Black Friday” orgy of selfish crowds trampling each other to death over holiday bargains.
The annual shopping orgy of “Black Friday’ is really nothing more than an annual “Black Mass” exalting extreme mindless consumerism. Supposedly the first day of the “Christmas holiday season,” utterly nothing is Christlike or holy about it, at least not as the day plays out in the American public square of commerce. To launch the so called Christmas holidays or [holy days] with such a sordid example of the disintegration of all better human behavior in public is befitting a nation which has, by this time, strayed so far from it’s original Christian roots as to be practically unrecognizable.
I stopped participating in the annual consumer orgy more than 25 years ago. I was still very young, but even then I knew that “Black Friday” had alot more to do with the display of the most depraved behavior in public than it had to do with putting retailers balance sheets into the black for the year.
Today, more than 30 years later, I wouldn’t be caught dead [ pun totally intended ] trying to shop in this rabid melee on the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a repugnant annual spectacle that reminds me of the fact that entire human populations, raised on social engineered TV adverts from babyhood to believe they are “consumers” rather than living souls of spiritual dignity, are now reduced to animal behavior for a “discount.” Millions of Americans have become the Frankenstein creation of their hidden Illuminati overlords. They are replete socially engineered consumers, literally willing to trample their own children or claw their neighbor’s eyes out to get their share of holiday specials. I will grant this short lived season of Godless victory to the Illuminati corporate elites, who relish these riots with certain diabolical glee. But I also remind them that their day will come.
It might take another twenty years, or fifty years, or five hundred years, but it won’t always be this way. My King is coming soon. The desecration and debauchery of this world and her people won’t go on forever.
Shopping Frenzy Hall of Shame for 2012:
Re-posted from 21st Century Screenshots news blog on 10.30.2012
One observer described the emerging aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as looking like “a war zone.” Photos and video now pouring onto the web tell the heartbreaking story of the scope and magnitude of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath and destructive power. Tentative early estimates of overall storm damage costs run into the high tens of billions of dollars for starters.
The jarring snapshot of New York City’s fleet of well known yellow cabs sitting in standing water up to their headlights was particularly striking. [ See photos below. ] The entire front half of a large apartment building in NYC sheered off and crashed to the street, exposing the interiors of the apartment units. NYC city officials received more than 7,000 reports of downed trees. NYC residents wandering the streets to survey the damage have queried “Weather Channel” news reporters asking them when the NYC buses and subways will open again. The reporters had no answers for them, obviously.
In Union City New Jersey a two story house perches raggedly after being split in half. The entire right side of it was sheared away in an instant by the hurricane storm surge.
More than 88.2 million people may still be without electricity on the upper east coast in New Jersey, New York State, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Rhode Island, Delaware, New York State and New England. Power may not be restored in many regions for more than a week. In Rhode Island entire beach houses were washed away and disappeared into piles of rubble during the storm. 43 feet of Rhode Island coastline vanished completely during the storm. It’s gone. 73% of Maryland residents are without electric power. 1.1 million are without power in Pennsylvania. In Appalachia severe snow storms have brought a blanket of white to mountain regions weeks ahead of when heavy snows would usually begin. More than 2 feet of snow has fallen in parts of West Virginia.
Rivers on the upper east coast are cresting at anywhere from 8 to 14 feet above flood stage. As I compile this post flood water and sand is still pouring into city blocks in Atlantic City which are well away from the oceanfront. Many buildings on the Atlantic City oceanfront boardwalk have been utterly destroyed. Others have huge holes blown through them where flood waters surged in when the Sandy made landfall. Fires from exploding electrical transformers broke out in many regions. More than 80 homes burned to ash in Queens NYC, an entire city block.
Criminal courts in NYC will be closed on Wednesday October 31st. Mayor Bloomberg is asking all NYC city workers to report for work if they are able to get there. They are needed. Schools remain closed in NYC. Schools will re-open in Washington D.C. on Wednesday October 31st. The Weather Channel reports that JFK Airport will be open to incoming flights tomorrow on October 31st. All other NYC airports are presently flooded out with extensive wind and water damage. Flood waters have poured into the NYC subway system. NYC subways are closed. There is limited if any taxi service. La Guardia airport is still closed and will remain closed tomorrow.
The storm’s effects are being felt all the way to Chicago as gale force winds and pummeling rain extend well into the upper Midwest. 20 foot high waves are crashing onto the shores of Lake Michigan today. As far west as Indiana thousands are still without power. Hundreds of homes on the east coast have been literally swept off their foundations.
The storm’s damage is so widespread and extensive it’s difficult to grasp it fully right at this moment. I will let the collected photos tell the story. Many of these will be re-published in video form later this week. This hurricane Sandy photo page will be updated all week.
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This article re-posted below is now taking the world by storm. It first appeared in The Daily Beast news blog and crossed my desk about a week ago. I am re-posting it for guests and subscribers below. You can read and research the near-death experiences recorded from thousands people all around the world, in dozens of different countries and from many diverse religious backgrounds at http://nderf.org
See the original article at http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10/07/proof-of-heaven-a-doctor-s-experience-with-the-afterlife.html
“She looked at me with a look that, if you saw it for five seconds, would make your whole life up to that point worth living, no matter what had happened in it so far…. without using any words, she spoke to me. The message went through me like a wind, and I instantly understood that it was true. I knew so in the same way that I knew that the world around us was real—was not some fantasy, passing and insubstantial.”
Oct 8, 2012 1:00 AM EDT
When a neurosurgeon found himself in a coma, he experienced things he never thought possible—a journey to the afterlife.
As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. I grew up in a scientific world, the son of a neurosurgeon. I followed my father’s path and became an academic neurosurgeon, teaching at Harvard Medical School and other universities. I understand what happens to the brain when people are near death, and I had always believed there were good scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys described by those who narrowly escaped death.
The brain is an astonishingly sophisticated but extremely delicate mechanism. Reduce the amount of oxygen it receives by the smallest amount and it will react. It was no big surprise that people who had undergone severe trauma would return from their experiences with strange stories. But that didn’t mean they had journeyed anywhere real.
Although I considered myself a faithful Christian, I was so more in name than in actual belief. I didn’t begrudge those who wanted to believe that Jesus was more than simply a good man who had suffered at the hands of the world. I sympathized deeply with those who wanted to believe that there was a God somewhere out there who loved us unconditionally. In fact, I envied such people the security that those beliefs no doubt provided. But as a scientist, I simply knew better than to believe them myself.
In the fall of 2008, however, after seven days in a coma during which the human part of my brain, the neocortex, was inactivated, I experienced something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death.
I know how pronouncements like mine sound to skeptics, so I will tell my story with the logic and language of the scientist I am.
Very early one morning four years ago, I awoke with an extremely intense headache. Within hours, my entire cortex—the part of the brain that controls thought and emotion and that in essence makes us human—had shut down. Doctors at Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia, a hospital where I myself worked as a neurosurgeon, determined that I had somehow contracted a very rare bacterial meningitis that mostly attacks newborns. E. coli bacteria had penetrated my cerebrospinal fluid and were eating my brain.
When I entered the emergency room that morning, my chances of survival in anything beyond a vegetative state were already low. They soon sank to near nonexistent. For seven days I lay in a deep coma, my body unresponsive, my higher-order brain functions totally offline.
Then, on the morning of my seventh day in the hospital, as my doctors weighed whether to discontinue treatment, my eyes popped open.
There is no scientific explanation for the fact that while my body lay in coma, my mind—my conscious, inner self—was alive and well. While the neurons of my cortex were stunned to complete inactivity by the bacteria that had attacked them, my brain-free consciousness journeyed to another, larger dimension of the universe: a dimension I’d never dreamed existed and which the old, pre-coma me would have been more than happy to explain was a simple impossibility.
But that dimension—in rough outline, the same one described by countless subjects of near-death experiences and other mystical states—is there. It exists, and what I saw and learned there has placed me quite literally in a new world: a world where we are much more than our brains and bodies, and where death is not the end of consciousness but rather a chapter in a vast, and incalculably positive, journey.
I’m not the first person to have discovered evidence that consciousness exists beyond the body. Brief, wonderful glimpses of this realm are as old as human history. But as far as I know, no one before me has ever traveled to this dimension (a) while their cortex was completely shut down, and (b) while their body was under minute medical observation, as mine was for the full seven days of my coma.
All the chief arguments against near-death experiences suggest that these experiences are the results of minimal, transient, or partial malfunctioning of the cortex. My near-death experience, however, took place not while my cortex was malfunctioning, but while it was simply off. This is clear from the severity and duration of my meningitis, and from the global cortical involvement documented by CT scans and neurological examinations. According to current medical understanding of the brain and mind, there is absolutely no way that I could have experienced even a dim and limited consciousness during my time in the coma, much less the hyper-vivid and completely coherent odyssey I underwent.
It took me months to come to terms with what happened to me. Not just the medical impossibility that I had been conscious during my coma, but—more importantly—the things that happened during that time. Toward the beginning of my adventure, I was in a place of clouds. Big, puffy, pink-white ones that showed up sharply against the deep blue-black sky.
Higher than the clouds—immeasurably higher—flocks of transparent, shimmering beings arced across the sky, leaving long, streamerlike lines behind them.
Birds? Angels? These words registered later, when I was writing down my recollections. But neither of these words do justice to the beings themselves, which were quite simply different from anything I have known on this planet. They were more advanced. Higher forms.
A sound, huge and booming like a glorious chant, came down from above, and I wondered if the winged beings were producing it. Again, thinking about it later, it occurred to me that the joy of these creatures, as they soared along, was such that they had to make this noise—that if the joy didn’t come out of them this way then they would simply not otherwise be able to contain it. The sound was palpable and almost material, like a rain that you can feel on your skin but doesn’t get you wet.
Seeing and hearing were not separate in this place where I now was. I could hear the visual beauty of the silvery bodies of those scintillating beings above, and I could see the surging, joyful perfection of what they sang. It seemed that you could not look at or listen to anything in this world without becoming a part of it—without joining with it in some mysterious way. Again, from my present perspective, I would suggest that you couldn’t look at anything in that world at all, for the word “at” itself implies a separation that did not exist there. Everything was distinct, yet everything was also a part of everything else, like the rich and intermingled designs on a Persian carpet … or a butterfly’s wing.
It gets stranger still. For most of my journey, someone else was with me. A woman. She was young, and I remember what she looked like in complete detail. She had high cheekbones and deep-blue eyes. Golden brown tresses framed her lovely face. When first I saw her, we were riding along together on an intricately patterned surface, which after a moment I recognized as the wing of a butterfly. In fact, millions of butterflies were all around us—vast fluttering waves of them, dipping down into the woods and coming back up around us again. It was a river of life and color, moving through the air. The woman’s outfit was simple, like a peasant’s, but its colors—powder blue, indigo, and pastel orange-peach—had the same overwhelming, super-vivid aliveness that everything else had. She looked at me with a look that, if you saw it for five seconds, would make your whole life up to that point worth living, no matter what had happened in it so far. It was not a romantic look. It was not a look of friendship. It was a look that was somehow beyond all these, beyond all the different compartments of love we have down here on earth. It was something higher, holding all those other kinds of love within itself while at the same time being much bigger than all of them.
Without using any words, she spoke to me. The message went through me like a wind, and I instantly understood that it was true. I knew so in the same way that I knew that the world around us was real—was not some fantasy, passing and insubstantial.
The message had three parts, and if I had to translate them into earthly language, I’d say they ran something like this:
“You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever.”
“You have nothing to fear.”
“There is nothing you can do wrong.”
The message flooded me with a vast and crazy sensation of relief. It was like being handed the rules to a game I’d been playing all my life without ever fully understanding it.
“We will show you many things here,” the woman said, again, without actually using these words but by driving their conceptual essence directly into me. “But eventually, you will go back.”
To this, I had only one question.
A warm wind blew through, like the kind that spring up on the most perfect summer days, tossing the leaves of the trees and flowing past like heavenly water. A divine breeze. It changed everything, shifting the world around me into an even higher octave, a higher vibration.
Although I still had little language function, at least as we think of it on earth, I began wordlessly putting questions to this wind, and to the divine being that I sensed at work behind or within it.
Where is this place?
Who am I?
Why am I here?
Each time I silently put one of these questions out, the answer came instantly in an explosion of light, color, love, and beauty that blew through me like a crashing wave. What was important about these blasts was that they didn’t simply silence my questions by overwhelming them. They answered them, but in a way that bypassed language. Thoughts entered me directly. But it wasn’t thought like we experience on earth. It wasn’t vague, immaterial, or abstract. These thoughts were solid and immediate—hotter than fire and wetter than water—and as I received them I was able to instantly and effortlessly understand concepts that would have taken me years to fully grasp in my earthly life.
I continued moving forward and found myself entering an immense void, completely dark, infinite in size, yet also infinitely comforting. Pitch-black as it was, it was also brimming over with light: a light that seemed to come from a brilliant orb that I now sensed near me. The orb was a kind of “interpreter” between me and this vast presence surrounding me. It was as if I were being born into a larger world, and the universe itself was like a giant cosmic womb, and the orb (which I sensed was somehow connected with, or even identical to, the woman on the butterfly wing) was guiding me through it.
Later, when I was back, I found a quotation by the 17th-century Christian poet Henry Vaughan that came close to describing this magical place, this vast, inky-black core that was the home of the Divine itself.
“There is, some say, in God a deep but dazzling darkness …”
That was it exactly: an inky darkness that was also full to brimming with light.
I know full well how extraordinary, how frankly unbelievable, all this sounds. Had someone—even a doctor—told me a story like this in the old days, I would have been quite certain that they were under the spell of some delusion. But what happened to me was, far from being delusional, as real or more real than any event in my life. That includes my wedding day and the birth of my two sons.
What happened to me demands explanation.
Modern physics tells us that the universe is a unity—that it is undivided. Though we seem to live in a world of separation and difference, physics tells us that beneath the surface, every object and event in the universe is completely woven up with every other object and event. There is no true separation.
Before my experience these ideas were abstractions. Today they are realities. Not only is the universe defined by unity, it is also—I now know—defined by love. The universe as I experienced it in my coma is—I have come to see with both shock and joy—the same one that both Einstein and Jesus were speaking of in their (very) different ways.
I’ve spent decades as a neurosurgeon at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in our country. I know that many of my peers hold—as I myself did—to the theory that the brain, and in particular the cortex, generates consciousness and that we live in a universe devoid of any kind of emotion, much less the unconditional love that I now know God and the universe have toward us. But that belief, that theory, now lies broken at our feet. What happened to me destroyed it, and I intend to spend the rest of my life investigating the true nature of consciousness and making the fact that we are more, much more, than our physical brains as clear as I can, both to my fellow scientists and to people at large.
I don’t expect this to be an easy task, for the reasons I described above. When the castle of an old scientific theory begins to show fault lines, no one wants to pay attention at first. The old castle simply took too much work to build in the first place, and if it falls, an entirely new one will have to be constructed in its place.
I learned this firsthand after I was well enough to get back out into the world and talk to others—people, that is, other than my long-suffering wife, Holley, and our two sons—about what had happened to me. The looks of polite disbelief, especially among my medical friends, soon made me realize what a task I would have getting people to understand the enormity of what I had seen and experienced that week while my brain was down.
One of the few places I didn’t have trouble getting my story across was a place I’d seen fairly little of before my experience: church. The first time I entered a church after my coma, I saw everything with fresh eyes. The colors of the stained-glass windows recalled the luminous beauty of the landscapes I’d seen in the world above. The deep bass notes of the organ reminded me of how thoughts and emotions in that world are like waves that move through you. And, most important, a painting of Jesus breaking bread with his disciples evoked the message that lay at the very heart of my journey: that we are loved and accepted unconditionally by a God even more grand and unfathomably glorious than the one I’d learned of as a child in Sunday school.
Today many believe that the living spiritual truths of religion have lost their power, and that science, not faith, is the road to truth. Before my experience I strongly suspected that this was the case myself.
But I now understand that such a view is far too simple. The plain fact is that the materialist picture of the body and brain as the producers, rather than the vehicles, of human consciousness is doomed. In its place a new view of mind and body will emerge, and in fact is emerging already. This view is scientific and spiritual in equal measure and will value what the greatest scientists of history themselves always valued above all: truth.
This new picture of reality will take a long time to put together. It won’t be finished in my time, or even, I suspect, my sons’ either. In fact, reality is too vast, too complex, and too irreducibly mysterious for a full picture of it ever to be absolutely complete. But in essence, it will show the universe as evolving, multi-dimensional, and known down to its every last atom by a God who cares for us even more deeply and fiercely than any parent ever loved their child.
I’m still a doctor, and still a man of science every bit as much as I was before I had my experience. But on a deep level I’m very different from the person I was before, because I’ve caught a glimpse of this emerging picture of reality. And you can believe me when I tell you that it will be worth every bit of the work it will take us, and those who come after us, to get it right.Alexander discusses his experience on the Science channel‘s ‘Through the Wormhole.’
Dr. Eben Alexander has been a neurosurgeon for the past 25 years. His book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, will be published by Simon & Schuster on Oct. 23, 2012.
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[ Preface: I’ve been a student of the Urantia Book for nearly 30 years and I know the papers well. I have always known the day would come when archeological evidence was discovered which would corroborate what the papers have said all along – that human civilization goes back nearly a half million years or more. This most recent 1994 discovery out of Kurdistan pushes back the official date of human settlements another 6,000 years. But there will be many more digs unearthed in the next twenty years which will reveal even more far ancient human settlements. Historians will either throw up their hands in despair, find another profession, or re-discover their own deepest integrity and continually re-dedicate themselves to the publishing of the truth. There will be no other option. ]
Urantia Book: (901.2) 81:1.7 For thousands of years the descendants of Adam had grown wheat and barley, as improved in the Garden, throughout the highlands of the upper border of Mesopotamia. The descendants of Adam and Adamson here met, traded, and socially mingled.
The video covers a broad range of topics, but what’s noteworthy is the information about a recent archeological discovery in Kurdistan of remains of a civilization more than 12,000 years old, older than any Sumerian era site in the Mideast. This discovery pushes back the official date of the advent of human civilization by another 6,000 years, corroborating certain papers presented in The Urantia Book which reveal that the very first human settlement on earth was established nearly 500,000 years ago, in the far distant past of Mesopotamia, at the headwaters of the Persian Gulf.
The archeological discovery of a 13,000 year old human settlement in Kurdistan at Gobleki Tepe proves that our present understanding of the age of human civilization is in error and needs correcting as we discover more far-ancient ancient ruins. The discovery provides more hard scientific evidence that the origins of human civilization are much older than previously determined. History authors may find that they will be re-writing the history books repeatedly in the next 20 years as more significant archeological finds push back the dating system for the ancestry of modern human civilization.
Before I set forth this next paragraph please allow me to reassure readers that I am not only a Bible student as a modern Christian, but a passionate follower of science, astronomy, anthropology, and archeology as well. I find no conflict whatsoever between the study of science and the practice of religion and faith in God.
One of the most tragic mistakes made by modern Christendom has been the erroneous dating of the history of human civilization and the age of the earth based on Old Testament accounts of a six day creation via allegory set forth in the Book of Genesis. When allegorical writing is taken as literal fact misunderstanding begins. We no longer practice medicine as they did in the middle ages, using “blood-letting” as a primary medical treatment for ailments. Neither do we build homes as they did in 300 B.C. But many modern Christians are still trying to date the age of the earth and humanity by the records of the Old Testament, specifically the KJV Book of Genesis, and this error has created havoc in modern Christian churches, driving away millions of would-be Christians among bright scientifically minded young people, who simply know better than to believe that the earth was created in 6 days and is only 6,000 years old. The failure of many modern theologians to be able to discern the difference between allegory and recitations of fact has distorted understanding of the Book of Genesis, which still holds a treasure trove of real clues about the origins of human history, the times of Adam, and the times of his immediate descendents.
Likewise when literal fact is overlooked in the study of scripture, huge clues to our collective past are missed. The Book of Genesis alludes to ancient geographic locales of ancient human settlements that corroborate to modern locations:
“In the Book of Genesis, it is indicated that Eden is west of Assyria. Sure enough, this is where Gobekli is sited.
Likewise, biblical Eden is by four rivers, including the Tigris and Euphrates. And Gobekli lies between both of these.
In ancient Assyrian texts, there is mention of a ‘Beth Eden’ – a house of Eden. This minor kingdom was 50 miles from Gobekli Tepe.
Another book in the Old Testament talks of ‘the children of Eden which were in Thelasar’, a town in northern Syria, near Gobekli.
The very word ‘Eden’ comes from the Sumerian for ‘plain’; Gobekli lies on the plains of Harran.
Thus, when you put it all together, the evidence is persuasive. Gobekli Tepe is, indeed, a ‘temple in Eden’, built by our leisured and fortunate ancestors – people who had time to cultivate art, architecture and complex ritual, before the traumas of agriculture ruined their lifestyle, and devastated their paradise.”
Many now believe that the Gobleki Tepe temple site is the original Eden. It’s not, but it may well be a worship site for the descendants of Adam from the Second Garden. The Urantia Book contains many provocative passages wherein the time period in human history between 9,000 B.C. and 15,000 B.C. are discussed. One of those psaages sounds quite similar to the Gobleki Tepe locale:
(900.3) 81:1.1 For about thirty-five thousand years after the days of Adam, the cradle of civilization was in southwestern Asia, extending from the Nile valley eastward and slightly to the north across northern Arabia, through Mesopotamia, and on into Turkestan. And climate was the decisive factor in the establishment of civilization in that area.
(900.4) 81:1.2 It was the great climatic and geologic changes in northern Africa and western Asia that terminated the early migrations of the Adamites, barring them from Europe by the expanded Mediterranean and diverting the stream of migration north and east into Turkestan. By the time of the completion of these land elevations and associated climatic changes, about 15,000 B.C., civilization had settled down to a world-wide stalemate except for the cultural ferments and biologic reserves of the Andites still confined by mountains to the east in Asia and by the expanding forests in Europe to the west.
(900.5) 81:1.3 Climatic evolution is now about to accomplish what all other efforts had failed to do, that is, to compel Eurasian man to abandon hunting for the more advanced callings of herding and farming. Evolution may be slow, but it is terribly effective.
(900.6) 81:1.4 Since slaves were so generally employed by the earlier agriculturists, the farmer was formerly looked down on by both the hunter and the herder. For ages it was considered menial to till the soil; wherefore the idea that soil toil is a curse, whereas it is the greatest of all blessings. Even in the days of Cain and Abel the sacrifices of the pastoral life were held in greater esteem than the offerings of agriculture.
(900.7) 81:1.5 Man ordinarily evolved into a farmer from a hunter by transition through the era of the herder, and this was also true among the Andites, but more often the evolutionary coercion of climatic necessity would cause whole tribes to pass directly from hunters to successful farmers. But this phenomenon of passing immediately from hunting to agriculture only occurred in those regions where there was a high degree of race mixture with the violet stock.
(901.1) 81:1.6 The evolutionary peoples (notably the Chinese) early learned to plant seeds and to cultivate crops through observation of the sprouting of seeds accidentally moistened or which had been put in graves as food for the departed. But throughout southwest Asia, along the fertile river bottoms and adjacent plains, the Andites were carrying out the improved agricultural techniques inherited from their ancestors, who had made farming and gardening the chief pursuits within the boundaries of the second garden.
(901.2) 81:1.7 For thousands of years the descendants of Adam had grown wheat and barley, as improved in the Garden, throughout the highlands of the upper border of Mesopotamia. The descendants of Adam and Adamson here met, traded, and socially mingled.
(901.3) 81:1.8 It was these enforced changes in living conditions which caused such a large proportion of the human race to become omnivorous in dietetic practice. And the combination of the wheat, rice, and vegetable diet with the flesh of the herds marked a great forward step in the health and vigor of these ancient peoples.
I have believed all my life that the Urantia Book was given to humankind in an attempt to correct the many tragic errors of the past regarding human record-keeping and the actual age of human civilization. When the Royal Library of Alexandria was burned to the ground in the first century A.D. all records of the most ancient human settlements in the world, which originated in ancient Mesopotamia, going back nearly 500,000 years, disappeared for all time. This unprecedented tragedy in human record-keeping altered humanity’s understanding of their own deep history, and changed humanity’s future forever.
A sentient species can have no possible idea of where they are going if they forget or erase the records of where they have already been. But that is exactly what has happened in human history repeatedly in the past 500,000 years as periodic re-occurring cataclysms erased entire civilizations, inducing trauma and species-wide amnesia into the stream of human history, and altering our understanding of our own far distant past. The Urantia Book was given to humankind for many reasons, and just one of them involves restoring the most ancient records of the history of human settlements, racial origins and migrations, civilizations and the history and evolution of human religion. It was intended that the Urantia Papers would be studied and cross-referenced with traditional Christian theology in order to enlighten and uplift human understanding of both the ancient origins of humankind, and the evolution of human religion itself.
It was never intended that The Urantia Book would become an object of ridicule, fear, loathing and hatred by most modern Christian ministers, but, adding train wreck to tragedy, that is exactly what has happened. This must change or humanity will never make the transition from ignorance to intelligent understanding in time to stay abreast of the great swing of the Cosmos into the next era of Light and Life upon this world.
Discoveries continue to be made which corroborate facts presented in the Urantia papers. I believe that the hand of God is in many of these discoveries. Christian ministers make a fatal mistake when they demonize the historical material presented in the Urantia Papers and refuse to reconcile their study of the Christian Holy Bible with the Urantia Book. I have been cross-referencing my own KJV Holy Bible with the Urantia Book for more than 30 years now, It has been illuminating and exciting for me, to say the least.
I will continue to post scientific, astronomical, archeological, and anthropological material which both confirms and illuminates our understanding of traditional biblical scripture, and corroborates new facts about human history which are presented in the Urantia Book papers.
Chase Kyla Hunter 3.7.2012
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I found this news link on Twitter on 01.18.2012, watched the video, and was amazed by the similarity between mysterious “booming trumpet” sounds which are being heard in Europe and the classical trumpet blasts of Israel. I knew readers would enjoy seeing this too. I’m not stating any conclusion either way, but the similarity is eerie and perhaps, prophetic too. Under related videos below, the reader can see that people are recording strange whirring, booming and humming sounds all over the world. This phenomenon escalated beginning in the summer of 2011. I’m still collecting videos of the sounds. Many of the sounds seem mechanical or man-made in nature. My best guess is that underground base activity and new clandestine underground drilling may be the culprit. But in this first video, the sounds coming from the Ukraine are remarkably similar the classical blasts of the traditional Israeli trumpets.
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Query from a reader: “I have started to find my inner me and I believe I have started to awaken. But I am unsure on why I should believe in GOD, if this pole shift does actually happen, then it means Nibiru is real and this means so is the Annunaki – our creators – our GODS! Do they work for the good of the prime creator? If so then what is their agenda?”
Neil, you are asking all the right questions! God bless you for that.
First I would like to comment and correct something you have stated. Whomever has told you that the Annunaki are your creators has lied to you. The author of all personality and all souls is the Heavenly Father. Your soul has issued forth from the Heavenly Father. It WAS NOT created by some Annunaki creature. That is part of the great lie and I don’t want you to fall for it.
Those who fell with Lucifer greatly desired to wrest creative authority away from God, and from his Son, who is the creator of all life in this local creation. Whatever higher scientific and genetic abilities these creatures may have gained through the ages, they have never, nor will they EVER have the ability to create a mortal soul – and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Your soul was authored by God and if you choose to love and follow Him it will be finished and refined by God into something more sublime than you could ever even imagine for yourself. So cling to that fact, and ignore the disinformation and spiritual lies which are spewing forth everywhere to confuse the souls of men.
To answer the rest of your question we have to go back, back, back in time, to events in the very early days of the spiritual history of this world. 200,000 years ago when the Lucifer Rebellion took place, it occurred on a higher “system wide” level of universe government, and 37 planets fell with Lucifer. The spiritual governing rulers [ these are known as "planetary Princes" - they are referenced in Bible scripture as 'Kings and Princes of the Earth' ] of these 37 planets chose to follow Lucifer’s insurrection and they tragically betrayed the trust of the mortal species and races of physical beings that they were cultivating on those worlds at that time.
Due to the collusion of these supervising Annunaki creatures who were working on our own world to aid and assist our planetary prince at the time, the Lucifer rebellion was instigated here on this world as well.
Some of these Annunaki / Nephilim creatures remained loyal to the Creator Son [ who would later incarnate on this world as Jesus of Nazareth ] and some went all the way down to final depravity with Lucifer and worked to spread his system-wide insurrection. Although the Bible touches upon and refers allegorically to these deeply ancient literal events, the records of them in The Urantia Book are presented to humankind in much more thorough and intricate detail.The Urantia Book was given to be studied in tandem with the Christian Holy Bible. Both are sacred texts.
A mortal species which cannot remember it’s own deep spiritual history will be doomed to repeat it’s own mistakes.
We do not throw away our sacred relationship to the Heavenly Father, the Creator of all life in every universe, just because another higher creature was incapable of remaining loyal to his trust, and fell as a result.
If your best friend jumped off a bridge and fell to his death on a dare, would you do it too?
For example, we do not choose in America to riot and burn cities just because that is what other people in other nations are choosing to do to address their problems. We still live by rule of law and address our grievances in a more civilized way here in the states, at least we have thus far.
Loving God and walking in unity with His Will for you is not incidental. It is the most important choice that your soul will ever make in all Eternity and it bears great care and attention on your part. When you reach in … and up … and out … to find God in your innermost heart – then He rushes in to meet you halfway and begin to reveal Himself to you. And here is why this inner spiritual activity is so urgently important at this particular juncture in human history:
Our world is in the final throes of coming to terms with the ancient spiritual rebellion that I described above - once and for all. We are coming to the end of a grand and far sweeping epoch of time called a “dispensation” or an “eon” of time. Every 500,000 years a great harvest of souls takes place in our local universe creation, which is ruled by that being that men and women on earth refer to as “Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” He is the highest spiritual authority in our local creation and it is He who will return soon to overturn the world apostasy and to establish His 1,000 year Millennial Reign of Truth, Justice and Righteousness. Only He can do this and only He has the authority and ruler-ship to do so. Any other being or group of beings who presumes this authority is an apostate and will face their final judgment in due time.
That time for the final harvest of souls on this world is just around the corner. The very soul of humankind will be tested as a false Christ, an imposter, one who will pretend to be the Christ when he is not, will rise on the world stage and attempt to pull as many souls away from God’s true Light and Truth as possible. It is urgently spiritually needed that souls who love God, who know and love and worship His Son, hold fast to the Light in unity as one aggregate of unified purpose – that purpose being to prevail through the great test and secure their own sacred places in Eternity.
When you begin to think in terms of Eternity, and where your soul might be and what you might be doing in 1,000 …. 5,000 …. or 10,000 years, then you begin to develop the depth of spiritual vision necessary to comprehend why the soul of humankind must pass through this gate of testing, and MUST pass the test. One might liken this great test which is in front of us all as the “ultimate entrance exam” – the spiritual and cosmic S.A.T.S, if you will – the human species MUST hold enough Light as one collective to hold the planet intact and to “qualify” for continued existence in the greater universe.
I must tell you something that you are not going to like and you will most likely argue with it, but nonetheless it is true and factual and it must be stated.
There is no guarantee that a young and immature species will survive intact on into advanced levels of existence if that species does not learn and master very early “kindergarten” lessons in spiritual development in it’s first half million years of existence. Those “kindergarten lessons were inscribed on the ten universal commands by Moses thousands of years ago. Look around you. How does it look like mankind is doing in learning it’s first kindergarten lessons in human spirituality? Not so great huh?
If a developing species cannot sooner or later come into alignment and cease behaving like the lowest creatures in the animal kingdom, and being to walk upright spiritually as peace loving, teachable, intelligent universe citizens then entry into the greater universal circuits is denied and that civilization will be “harvested” and “plowed under” – a crop of souls that failed. The human species on planet earth is sitting squarely in that moment of collective and individual choice right now – in the next 50 years – as to whether it will still be around as a species in one hundred years.
Every decision that you make affects the entire world. Everything that you do on one particular day, ripples forward in time and space and will affect all of your future days forever. That’s how important the spiritual NOW really is. When you choose to love God, to aspire to be closer to Him, to desire in your heart to be like Him, then you are altering the very fabric of the local universe for the better and paving the way to help your entire species to “make it through the initiation gate” which is approaching.
Have you ever looked closely at a great woven tapestry? Every individual threat must be perfect in order for the whole tapestry to remain intact. When one thread comes loose, sooner or later entire sections of the great weaving will fray, work their way loose and these “loosening spots” will appear over time that ruin the great work.
When we fail to love God and hold fast to His Will for us, then we fray the great work just a little bit. When we do the Will of God and hold fast to what He desires and needs for us to do, then we are holding fast to our place in the great tapestry of the emerging glorified Body of Christ in the local universe creation.
This decision – the decision to choose to know God, to love and to follow His will - is not incidental, nor is it superfluous. It is THE decision that is the most profound soul altering moment your own existence. NEVER, under any circumstances, allow the flawed and darkened erroneous decisions of any other soul – or group of souls – to wrongly affect YOUR decision to do the right thing. Because your inner heart knows HOW to do the right thing – and desires to do so.
My soul will be depending on you. Your own offspring – both born and unborn- will be depending on you, the neighborhood, your region, our nation and even the world, will be depending on you to make the right spiritual decision. It’s that important to the Body of Christ around the world. It’s that important to the emerging grand tapestry of the Unified Body of Christ on planet earth. I have perfect faith in you that you will work your way through this portal and emerge victorious in the end.
I hope this answer has helped.
Chase Kyla Hunter 8.28.2011
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Nihilistic thinking abounds in early 2011. Two opposing belief systems now predict the same “end of the world’ this year.
What’s up with the mass death wish?
Is something approaching that is so dire, that many would rather die than face it?
As two seemingly opposing spiritual forces who don’t know one another, never agree, and fight like cats and dogs, look at what both the new age movement and fundamentalist Christianity are now touting: both belief systems are now predicting the end of the world as we know it in 2011. What’s one to make of such a thing? I just watched the video described below, and need to inform my readers, that the world will not end in 2011, neither will it be burned to a crisp, as displayed in the video.
But the solar super storms which are flying our way sure could play havoc with planetary communications systems. It might be a good idea to have several sets of walkie talkies around with an extra bag of batteries, if you need to stay in touch over short distances of 12 miles or less and live in a flat open valley region. Just an fyi.
As for “end of the world” thinking, I’m not sure what to make of it other than the most recent mass Nihilist dream of an immature species spinning out of control. Seeking escape from the responsibilities of spiritual adulthood through death is a very teenage thing to do, and it seems that these days that’s exactly what humanity is doing, dreaming of escape through death. I find it all quite interesting, but I do not believe for one minute that the world will end in a fiery wave of incineration this year, or next year, or the year after, and so on. The end of the world has been predicted before, many many times, with just as much vigor and conviction. It was predicted right before the century turned in 1999. In 1194 Gordon Michael Scallion predicted more than half of the USA would be under water by the year 2000.
There is not a doubt in anyone’s mind that humanity is convulsing and the earth is shaking, more than usual. But the “end of the world” 2011 madness actually runs afoul of biblical teaching itself, which again and again reminds us that regarding the many prophesied events detailed in scripture, “no man knows the hour” and that trying to predict these events is the height of folly. That folly has been proven out again and again since the early advent of the Christian church.
Epic Fails Regarding Christian Predictions That Never Took Place, Historical List:
Failed prophecies: About 30 CE: The Christian Scriptures (New Testament), when interpreted literally, appear to record many predictions by Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) that God’s Kingdom would arrive within a very short period, or was actually in the process of arriving. For example, Jesus is recorded as saying in Matthew 16:28: “…there shall be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” In Matthew 24:34, Yeshua is recorded as saying: “…This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” Since the life expectancy in those days was little over 30 years, Jesus appears to have predicted his second coming sometime during the 1st century CE. It didn’t happen. More details.
About 60 CE: Interpreting the Epistles of Paul of Tarsus literally, his writings seem to imply that Jesus would return and usher in a rapture during the lifetime of persons who were living in the middle of the 1st century. More details.
About 90 CE: Saint Clement 1 predicted that the world end would occur at any moment.
2nd Century CE: Prophets and Prophetesses of the Montanist movement predicted that Jesus would return sometime during their lifetime and establish the New Jerusalem in the city of Pepuza in Asia Minor.
365 CE: A man by the name of Hilary of Poitiers, announced that the end would happen that year. It didn’t.
375 to 400 CE: Saint Martin of Tours, a student of Hilary, was convinced that the end would happen sometime before 400 CE.
500 CE: This was the first year-with-a-nice-round-number-panic. The antipope Hippolytus and an earlier Christian academic Sextus Julius Africanus had predicted Armageddon at about this year.
968 CE: An eclipse was interpreted as a prelude to the end of the world by the army of the German emperor Otto III.
992: Good Friday coincided with the Feast of the Annunciation; this had long been believed to be the event that would bring forth the Antichrist, and thus the end-times events foretold in the book of Revelation. Records from Germany report that a new sun rose in the north and that as many as 3 suns and 3 moons were fighting. There does not appear to be independent verification of this remarkable event.
1000-JAN-1: Many Christians in Europe had predicted the end of the world on this date. As the date approached, Christian armies waged war against some of the Pagan countries in Northern Europe. The motivation was to convert them all to Christianity, by force if necessary, before Christ returned in the year 1000. Meanwhile, some Christians had given their possessions to the Church in anticipation of the end. Fortunately, the level of education was so low that many citizens were unaware of the year. They did not know enough to be afraid. Otherwise, the panic might have been far worse than it was. Unfortunately, when Jesus did not appear, the church did not return the gifts. Serious criticism of the Church followed. The Church reacted by exterminating some heretics. Agitation settled down quickly, as it later did in the year 2000.
1000-MAY: The body of Charlemagne was disinterred on Pentecost. A legend had arisen that an emperor would rise from his sleep to fight the Antichrist.
1005-1006: A terrible famine throughout Europe was seen as a sign of the nearness of the end.
1033: Some believed this to be the 1000th anniversary of the death and resurrection of Jesus. His second coming was anticipated. Jesus’ actual date of execution is unknown, but is believed to be in the range of 27 to 33 CE.
1147: Gerard of Poehlde decided that the millennium had actually started in 306 CE during Constantine’s reign. Thus, the world end was expected in 1306 CE.
1179: John of Toledo predicted the end of the world during 1186. This estimate was based on the alignment of many planets.
1205: Joachim of Fiore predicted in 1190 that the Antichrist was already in the world, and that King Richard of England would defeat him. The Millennium would then begin, sometime before 1205.
1284: Pope Innocent III computed this date by adding 666 years onto the date the Islam was founded.
1346 and later: The black plague spread across Europe, killing one third of the population. This was seen as the prelude to an immediate end of the world. Unfortunately, the Christians had previously killed a many of the cats, fearing that they might be familiars of Witches. The fewer the cats, the more the rats. It was the rat fleas that spread the black plague.
1496: This was approximately 1500 years after the birth of Jesus. Some mystics in the 15th century predicted that the millennium would begin during this year.
1524: Many astrologers predicted the imminent end of the world due to a world wide flood. They obviously had not read the Genesis story of the rainbow.
1533: Melchior Hoffman predicted that Jesus’ return would happen a millennium and a half after the nominal date of his execution, in 1533. The New Jerusalem was expected to be established in Strasbourg, Germany. He was arrested and died in a Strasbourg jail.
1669: The Old Believers in Russia believed that the end of the world would occur in this year. 20 thousand burned themselves to death between 1669 and 1690 to protect themselves from the Antichrist.
1689: Benjamin Keach, a 17th century Baptist, predicted the end of the world for this year.
1736: British theologian and mathematician William Whitson predicted a great flood similar to Noah’s for OCT-13 of this year.
1792: This was the date of the end of the world calculated by some believers in the Shaker movement.
1794: Charles Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism, thought Doomsday would be in this year.
1830: Margaret McDonald, a Christian prophetess, predicted that Robert Owen would be the Antichrist. Owen helped found New Harmony, IN.
1832?: Joseph Smith (1805-1844) was the founder of the Church of Christ, which became the Restorationist movement after many schisms. It now includes The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — a.k.a. the Mormons, and about a hundred other denominations and sects. He heard a voice while praying. He wrote, in Doctrines and Covenants section 130:
14: “I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following:”
15: “Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old, thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter.”
16: “I was left thus, without being able to decide whether this coming referred to the beginning of the millennium or to some previous appearing, or whether I should die and thus see his face.”
17: “I believe the coming of the Son of Man will not be any sooner than that time.” 14
The year in which this event occurred is not recorded. However, one commentator suggested 1832 or earlier. 16 Smith is later recorded as having said:
“I prophesy in the name of the Lord God, and let it be written–the Son of Man will not come in the clouds of heaven till I am eighty-five years old.” 17
Smith would have reached the age of 85 during 1890. Unfortunately, by that year, Smith had been dead for almost a half century, having been assassinated by a mob. Note that his prophecy is ambiguous. It can be interpreted that: Jesus would return during 1890 (which did not materialize) or that
1890 would pass without Jesus’ return (which did come to pass).
Some anti-Mormon sources quote only verses 14 and 15, and draw the former conclusion — that Smith’s prophecy failed.
So just like any other teenager you have ever known, are they inclined to listen to wisdom? Of course not. Humankind is currently obsessed with predicting the year, month and day of it’s own final demise, even though the Holy Spirit has warned us, biblically, and repeatedly, not to do so.
I am well aware of a doom and gloom American Christian sect which is now predicting the “end of the world” on May 21st 2011 of this year, and I have listened to a radio interview by one of their representing believers. What I have found unusual this morning is a contemporary “new age channeled” video which, it appears, is saying something quite similar. Below is the video, along with several others along the same theme.
What breaks my heart the most about these dire predictions is the certain inevitable buffeting and further discrediting which will fly at Christianity once the day comes and goes on 5.21.2011, as any other day in God’s universe does, and absolutely nothing happens. There may be a terror attack, or another riot in the Mideast, there may be a rash of earthquakes, but the world will NOT end on that day. Christianity will become a deeper laughing stock as the day ends, and the rise of the Antichrist will have been helped along a little bit more by the folly and foolishness of groups of Christians who believe they are right, and instead are dead wrong. That’s what bothers me about this the most.
Posting these collected videos below is neither an endorsement or a denial. I am simply posting the current “end of the world” mass death wish religious phenomenon for readers to examine. This “death wish” of humankind’s is getting worse, and I am wondering why. Right now I am not ready to write about my own conclusions on this topic, so I will post examples of the phenomenon for others to consider.
Chase Kyla Hunter
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2010 ended with a rather ugly little Christmas present for the American people, delivered by the History Channel. I was still assessing the implications of this TV bomb that had been dropped, as the year turned.
2011 began with the bang of thousands of dead birds falling from the sky, dead fish washed up on river banks by the ton, dead seals, dead crabs, jellyfish, dead doves in Italy and millions of Americans scratching their heads over it.
Sinkholes had begun appearing all over the world in 2010, much of this news being skipped over by our lamestream Big Media outlets who broadcast at the behest of White House directives, or so it would seem. Just as suddenly citizen journalists began reporting in January 2011 much odd and unusual activity in the New Madrid earthquake fault zone, which covers a sprawling 10 state region in the central USA. Truth researchers speculated as to whether HAARP testing in the region played any role. A dead government official, obviously murdered, had turned up in an east coast landfill weeks earlier, and suddenly there was an unlikely plethora of new dots to be connected.
A new comet had been discovered on the winter solstice December 21st 2010, by a Russian amateur astronomer named Leonid Elenin. The comet was named after him, and astronomers began tracking the comet’s trajectory seeking to learn how closely it might be passing by the earth. Those reports, as they filtered in, became worse and worse. The problematic “pole shift” phrase began popping up on blogs again, much as we all hated to use the over-worked term. The magnetic poles have now re-adjusted so frequently since 1994 that the Tampa Airport had to repaint the numbers aligning the runways to true north so that pilots can properly locate the magnetic pole and land their planes.
While we were all pondering the truthfulness [ or not ] of the apparent emerging visibility of rogue brown dwarf Nibiru, a possible companion star to our sun [a binary sun system is the usual norm in the universe ] which never made it to full “sundom”, along with the masses of dead animals everywhere, a schizophrenic man in Tucson Arizona, Jared Loughner, who clearly had needed psychiatric help for years, gunned down Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others at a Safeway Grocery store speaking event, killing 6, leaving Giffords barely alive and fighting for her life.
As horrendous as the shooting itself was, the appalling media melee that followed had me pondering life in Costa Rica as a possible “out” and escape hatch from the madness of America.
I started another blog in late January 2011 just to record the stellar [ no pun intended ] number of amateur astronomer’s new accounts of strange aerial objects, manifestation, UFOS, “orbs” and new comets: Photonic Portal 2037.
With the grieving and outraged American public still reeling from this latest tragedy, as if on cue, the Egyptian people rose up with a resounding roar and took to the streets by the millions, relentlessly demanding day by day that Hosni Mubarak, their Pharaoh-like Overlord and ruler for over 30 years, propped up by numerous US administrations, resign and step down immediately.Violence between the people and Mubarak’s military machine riveted the world, and Egypt’s Revolt of 2011 began to dominate the news for the next two weeks.
A highly visible and public stand-off between the people of Egypt and Mubarak ensued for the next 18 days, only finally ending today when Mubarak resigned this morning, under direct applied pressure from the US and UK behind the scenes.
Do we live in “Biblical Times”? You better believe we do. The posts listed below I have collected from the first part of 2011 and represent the connected dots which constitute MUST READING for new site guests trying to grapple with these events, just as truth researchers and writers do.
I’m usually up until 2 am each evening trying to stay abreast of what’s taking place, and back at it again early the next day. If you find this blog helpful, I’d love to have you make a small donation to make sure it can continue to be here.
Thanks, and I am glad you found my little outpost of truth reporting in a sea of silly meaningless media distractions like Lady Gaga, “Glee” [ most useless TV show award ] and Lindsay Lohan [most useless human being award]. May the truth continue to rise up and roar on planet earth, and may my true King of Kings return soon. We need Him desperately on this world.
Chase Kyla Hunter