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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Monday, March 7, 2011
Christianity the reason for West’s success, say the Chinese
In the West we are doing our best to destroy our Christian heritage but in China, Chinese intellectuals are coming around to the view that it is precisely this heritage that has made the West so successful.
Former editor of the Sunday Telegraph, Dominic Lawson, in a review in the Sunday Times of Niall Ferguson‘s new book, ‘Civilisation: The West and the Rest’, carries a quote from a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in which he tries to account for the success of the West, to date.
He said: “One of the things we were asked to look into was what accounted for the success, in fact, the pre-eminence of the West all over the world.
“We studied everything we could from the historical, political, economic, and cultural perspective. At first, we thought it was because you had more powerful guns than we had.
“Then we thought it was because you had the best political system. Next we focused on your economic system.
“But in the past twenty years, we have realised that the heart of your culture is your religion: Christianity. That is why the West is so powerful.
“The Christian moral foundation of social and cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the successful transition to democratic politics. We don’t have any doubt about this.”
Note the source. It isn’t from a religious leader, or some religious think-tank. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is an instrument of the Chinese Communist government which spends a not inconsiderable amount of time and money persecuting Christians and is officially atheistic.
If this is the conclusion it has come to, maybe Europe needs to reconsider whether it mightn’t be an idea to encourage rather than eradicate Christianity.
Incidentally, just to drive home the point, Lawson also refers to this data point in Ferguson’s book: Wenzhou, the Chinese city which is rated as the most entrepreneurial in the country, is also home to 1,400 churches.
Lawson refers to a quote in the book from a prominent Wenzhou business leader, a Mr Hanping Zhang, who argues that “an absence of trust had been one of the main factors holding China back; but he feels he can trust his fellow Christians because he knows that they will be honest in their dealings with him”.
It has long been accepted that Christianity is one of the core elements of Western civilisation; it is too little understood that it is also one of the secrets of the stunning success of that civilisation.
Originally Posted by PG at 7.3.11
Copyright 2011-3011 By Chase Kyla Hunter, All Rights Reserved.
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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11.27.2010 Re-post By CK Hunter
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Today I discovered a remarkable web page. On this page, dozens of documented accounts are compared where people in some manner describe that they “saw” the face of Jesus: through a dream, a waking vision, an apparition, on a wall, or by other unusual or mystical means. None of these accounts had anything to do with these persons seeing the shroud of Turin, although in fairness an image from the shroud was included in the listings on the web page. What one is struck with immediately, upon examining the first 12 or so images, is that they appear practically identical, although they were made manifest to different people between 1914 and 2000 all around the world. Could the common denominator of multiple “sightings” of this beautiful male semitic countenance mean that Jesus has been secretly making appearances to His true followers since as far back as 1914?
Is the Lord Jesus Christ trying to make contact with the lost souls of this world by revealing His face and countenance to the devout?
I feel this might be true, based on the many documented accounts shown at http://jesusphotos.altervista.org/Jesus_face.htm
If it is true, then expect the spiritual fraudsters like Benjamin Creme‘s Share International to also try to jump on the “face of Jesus” bandwagon soon. Creme’s Share International website is already packed with very obviously faked photographic images [thankfully I have been both a professional photographer, and a hobby photographer and graphic artisan/Photoshop expert for 15 years, so I would know] pretending to show Creme being “overshadowed” by Maitreya, which are nothing more than very bad examples of “camera shake”, double exposures, or instances where a finger or camera strap reflecting ojut of focus light protruded into the camera frame. How anyone who has examined that website could continue to believe that there is a “Maitreya” somewhere who will soon appear as a “world teacher” is beyond me. Truly we live in world of gullible, susceptible fools who yearn for modern “signs and wonders.”
For years and years I have longed to know what the face of Jesus really looked like when he was alive on earth, and along the way when I would come across certain likenesses of Him, many seemed to me to be quite fictional, but some always stood out as “actual”. I could never understand how I might know, on some deeper soul level, what the “actual” face of Jesus looked like when He was alive.
It finally occurred to me recently that Jesus, being the Creator of our local universe [ See Holy Bible and the Urantia Book ] could, of course, upon His own choosing, actually encode the soul of His creation to know the difference between His face, and the face or countenance of an imposter.
That particular “soul encoding” for God’s Elect could sure come in handy for American Christians, and other Christians around the world right now, as imposters like Creme’s fictitious “Maitreya” and other false Christs literally abound everywhere. It is playing out just exactly as Bible prophecies said it would. It’s an amazing, terrible, yet utterly wonderful time to be alive, as every day brings yet another moment when bible prophecy is proven to be true once again.
Anyone who is not reading and studying the Christian Holy Bible [I prefer the King James version] at this moment in world history is truly missing out.
In the end, it won’t be enough just to ponder the face of Jesus and wonder. True belief in Him, an absolute faith in not only His cosmic reality, but in His true position in our Universe as the Sovereign Spiritual Lord and King, His authority over the soul and fate of all humankind as God’s Son, His sovereignty and Lordship over all of the local creation, and finally, a clear comprehension of what one must do, both to survive and to thrive as a Christian during these last days, will be necessary to escape what is coming and to find safety in hidden Christian numbers. These hidden enclaves of devout believers in Christ are already forming. They are being shown what is coming, and they are following what the Holy Spirit is instructing them to do.
Giving oneself, one’s life and soul over to Christ’s watchcare and deep spiritual guidance might not be “in vogue” right now in the secular world, but I can guarantee you, it will be soon. The literal soul of humankind is approaching a crisis point, a point where the collective soul of a species cries out to God for salvation and for final understanding of the truth of what has actually taken place on this world. The days will not continue on indefinitely. The days we are living in will come to an end, and a great spiritual change will take place.
One must make a choice. Either you are choosing everyday by your actions [ or inactions ] to come closer to the truth of who is in charge of this creation, or each day you are slipping a little bit closer to the liar and the lie. That’s right. One will literally need to become “born again” letting go of the false, satanicly manipulated” secular world, and step away from it, leaving it all behind. Don’t look back after you make that life changing decision. Look straight ahead and follow what the Holy Spirit tells you to do.
Those who continue to try to “live in both worlds” will eventually suffer the most in the coming years, as they fight within themselves to reconcile the great liar and the lie presented to them via the world mass media “beast system” with what their deep inner being knows is the real spiritual truth about Jesus and the life he lived here on this earth.
The hour of the call to come to Christ in body, soul, mind and heart is NOW. The days are slipping away, and the days will not go on forever. That is why these days are referred to in the bible as the “last days.” Listen to what the Holy Spirit is asking you to do in your life, and then do it. Be obedient to those inner urgings of the Spirit. They are trying to tell you something. You won’t be alone. Millions in America are answering the call of the Holy Spirit, and the more who answer, the greater the chance we all will have to make sure that America remains a sovereign land, ruled by WE THE PEOPLE, and not a part of the world apostasy which is fast approaching.
My soul implores the reader to listen to your own deeper spiritual gut, and take action in your life to make the changes, that you know you need to make. The window is closing. Only God knows how long we will have a free America that is not imprisoned under martial law. if the Federal Reserve powers that be actually commit the final financial crime, and allow the us dollar to fail, then all bets are off. We could be under martial law by spring or summer of 2011, unable to travel freely, unable to locate certain necessities that everyone needs to live, forced to take whatever is handed out, herded around at gunpoint.
This is not fear mongering. This is reading the handwriting on the wall. And the handwriting on the wall is now everywhere in America.
Chase Kyla Hunter
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Popular Re-post by CK Hunter courtesy of 333Crucible.wordpress.com
Updated 7.14010 By Chase K. Hunter
A site guest asked this question recently:
“What is the objective criteria used to discern who is the Antichrist and also, how will those who await Christ’s return recognize Him when He returns? Many failed to recognize Him 2000 years ago in Palestine.”
The first coming of Christ as Jesus of Nazareth was as a simple, humble but spiritually brilliant man among men, the Son of God – God revealing himself to men through the incarnation of His Son. The Second Coming of Christ will be in a glorious and spiritually powerful supreme manifestation from Heaven, accompanied by the myriad Heavenly Hosts, the ultimate spiritual armies of heaven. This Second Coming is described in many places in the Bible.
I would like to emphasize regarding the actual Second Coming, that no global advertising campaign will be needed. No holograms, no Norway Spiral, no artificial HAARP blue beam trickery, no YouTube videos, no speeches by Benjamin Creme will be needed either. The Supreme spiritual authority of Jesus Christ as the Alpha and the Omega, the actual true King of Kings and Lord of Lords, needs no earthly advertising or promotional media campaigns to prop it up.
What we are all being given in the next few decades is one final and last opportunity to make the ultimate one and only final, right spiritual choice. To choose eternal life is to surrender to the supremacy of of the Heavenly Father’s vast universe creation, and to also submit one’s soul to the loving authority of His reigning Son in our local universe creation, Lord Jesus Christ. The only requirement for this ultimate universe adventure in Spirit to commence is Faith. Modern christians often refer to this moment of soul decision as becoming “born again” of the Spirit. That moment is where the ultimate spiritual adventure of eternity actually really begins.
The soul admits that it is not the highest authority in knowing how to direct it’s own highest spiritual destiny, and calls out to God for help, thus commencing an age-long spiritual learning process in which the soul is carefully, tenderly and thoroughly tutored over time by the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Truth as to who Jesus Christ actually is as the Creator-father of our local universe creation. One also may realize along the way in this journey that the Holy Bible is a highly sophisticated, ancient, “divinely coded” document that contains the instructions for unlocking one’s highest spiritual destiny, IF one knows HOW to read and approach the hidden grandeur interlaced within it’s verses.
I predict this long prophesied world spiritual event called “The Second Coming” will actually occur in less than 45 years, but I MUST warn readers: Maitreya IS NOT this long prophesied Second Coming. He is the final world imposter. He will become the final Son of Perdition. He will enter into his world leadership role through peaceful flatteries. He will not actually be revealed for the monster he is until his world reign has been established for several years.
Revelation 19: 11-18
Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Rev 19:12 His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Rev 19:13 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Rev 19:14 And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Rev 19:16 And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Rev 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
“For the testimony of Jesus is in the Spirit of Prophecy…” Revelations, 19:10
If you are a “Maitreya” supporter, and worried about what you are learning, then you are most definitely beginning to ask the right spiritual questions.
This is the age of world deceit, and age of veiled motives, masked true spiritual identities, where we MUST question those who pretend to lead us spiritually, for evil men are everywhere in high positions of power, they work in all the world’s governments, they will mislead the public with impunity and specific intent, and they do not have our best interests at heart in their leadership. These are the terrible facts and we must now face them as a world population. We must collectively begin to call out, not to Maitreya, but to the Heavenly Father, for spiritual guidance on how to proceed.
The Discernment of the Spirit is a spiritual manifestation of the Holy Spirit and worldwide Spirit of Truth which was bestowed upon humankind at Pentecost, continually at work deep within the soul.
True spiritual discernment is acquired over time, through diligent prayer and true soul level worship of God the Heavenly Father over a lifetime. It is not acquired in a weekend workshop, a high priced new age retreat, or even by sitting in a Native American sweat lodge. Ask the former followers of James Arthur Ray – see what they now have to say about it.
“You will know them by their fruits.”
Trying to apply the empirical male model of the logical scientific protocol to the Discernment of Spirits is like dissecting a living frog in a Petri dish with sharp blades in order to observe it’s living heart beating, i.e. the very act of dissecting the object inevitably kills the object and renders the examination null and void. Prayer and the soul’s inner attunement to one’s own Inner Light has a lot to do with the Discernment of Spirits. The inner light is felt through the intuition, the deeper soul emotions, and personal spiritual conscience. The soul is a living fountain of real wisdom which knows right from wrong, good from evil, truth from falsehood. But it cannot lead us if we do not listen!
Your soul has the inner wisdom to solve this riddle. Prayer can unlock that wisdom.
You just do not like the answers you are getting because they may disagree with what your peers [or someone somewhere] is urging you to do. Else you would not be back here again, [and I welcome you!] asking the very same question I replied to a couple of weeks ago. Am I right?
Sometimes we want the answers to be complex, and hard, when they are really quite easy and simple. Your soul is eventually going to reveal to you the truth about this man, Maitreya. God Wills it so. I don’t believe God would will that you continue to be this confused about someone.
Are you a Maitreya supporter, quite invested, now trying to figure out what to do?
If that is the case, then let or allow God show you what to do. Surrender your will to His Will. Just surrender, and then listen. It takes as long as it takes, and sometimes it takes years to ascertain God’s Will on a given thing. It is not part of the “immediate gratification” culture. Stop chattering and arguing with your own soul about this question [Is it "live" or is it Memorex?] and listen to your own soul’s wisdom – it’s in there.
Many skeptical truth seekers in our time are determined to apply a western logical empirical male scientific laboratory model to something which cannot be ascertained using empirical laboratory science protocols.
For example, you cannot actually prove to me intellectually by any means that a strong wind is blowing outside your home right now, yet if it is true, and you have experienced that strong wind, you can tell me about it, and I can either choose to believe you, on faith, or disparage your re-statement of the facts. Your report to me could be substantiated by my obtaining a local weather report for your region. I can either choose to believe your weather report, or question it.
So what I am doing in essence, in my blogs and writing and essays, is giving my readers a “spiritual weather forecast” for the next 15-45 years, which they can choose to believe, or disregard. Humankind has a choice here. Freewill is involved. Follow the final spiritual counterfeit, or wait it out in faith and prayer for the One and Only True Original in our Universe, Our Returning Creator Son, Jesus of Nazareth. Our real King of Kings is NOT Maitreya, is yet to come, and He absolutely will return to earth to take His own in and settle the score in 35-45 years or less. We have to prepare our souls and our world for His actual and real Second Coming. We must not be taken in by the final counterfeit with his myriad false signs and wonders.
Accept no spiritual counterfeits of any kind!
The current spiritual weather forecast for planet earth in these next 15 to 45 years is “world spiritual fraud”, that is the grim and predestined forecast that all bible students know and comprehend MUST take place for the fulfillment of scripture and the working out of God’s final mysteries on earth. But just like the problematic “counterfeit numismatic coin” – only a numismatic expert can tell the counterfeit from the original. Millions of innocent souls may be doomed to accept this counterfeit world messiah – this “Maitreya” – as the real Son of God, because they lack the inner development called the Discernment of Spirits – spiritually, acquired over a lifetime [or lifetimes] which would give them the proper “spiritual weather report” on Maitreya. They need to turn away from him NOW, not later.
Many lost souls may be suffering under the burden of utter spiritual unpreparedness, having never spent a single day in their lives, many of them, stopping to consider the deeper questions of God, life, death, life on other worlds, spiritual faith, the existence of Absolute Real Diety, the purpose of their owne soul’s existence, and/or what has actually taken place on this world in the past 200,000 years.
FYI to my readers, The Lucifer rebellion took place 200,000 years ago, not just 5 or 6 thousand years ago. See the Urantia Book for substantiating documentation, cross reference with your Bible verses and scripture to see how references to this ancient spiritual holocaust affected our world and have appeared in biblical scripture.
If I spend my life in front of a computer screen [which I mostly do, now, at this time, of necessity] and then one day I suddenly decide to become a thoroughbred race horse jockey… I walk into the stables, saddle and mount a horse and try to race it in the next big race, how far do you think I will get? Nothing in my life experience would have prepared me to race thoroughbred horses in this example, [racing a horse.]
So I lack the experience and training and would not get much farther than the paddock gate. I would most likely fail at horse racing, don’t you suppose, without the proper preparation?
By the same token, this present generation – with certain exceptions – is unprepared for this! [the coming apostasy] They have been raised on computers, ipods, fractured families, gangs, MTV, television, porn, gambling, consumerism, pop culture, video games, Hollywood celebrities, Nascar, and fast food. They scorn churches for good reasons, churches have failed people left and right as pastors have sinned and failed their charge in many very highly publicized “epic fails” since the TBN era of the 1980s. An entire generation of young people now disdain all organized religion and would rather be Wiccan, Pagan, vampires, or secular humanists than anything else. Ask any pastor and he or she will tell you I am right.
The “church” is not a building, or a pastor, or a book. It is the citadel of the living God directed soul.
True spiritual hunger is arising out the ashes of the death of organized religions, which are either lost, corrupted, mistaught, misstating, or just flailing.
Many young people now care much more about what is going on on American Idol than they do whether a man in London will soon pretend to be the Christ returned before the whole world in order to pave the way for secession of nations’ sovereignty and the establishment of a Luciferic world government. For the most part, they just plainly do not care, as long as their next 15 minutes of immediate gratifications are satisfied.
Am I right? Of course I am.
I have been spiritually “reading and observing” the strange spiritual “weather” or atmosphere on this world for a very very long time, more than 28 years. If I were to tell you my life story you would not believe it. The kinds, types, and varieties of both human and spiritual evil that I have already met, faced, ascertained, and conquered would turn your hair snow white.
What have you been doing for the last 28 years? Were you training for the final spiritual race, the final ultimate test of the endurance of your faith in God [so to speak] or doing what everyone else is doing, and idling away your life with mostly meaningless pursuits? We watch and we marvel as a great nation now sinks into mediocrity, and pettiness such that grown men now engage one another with the disposition of pre-teen adolescents in view of the world. It’s all over the TV.
To work and earn a living is never a meaningless pursuit, to write, to express, to create art, to give something of worth to one’s culture, but to spend one’s life obsessed with TV personalities and what Hollywood celebrities do with their lives, is point blunt psychosis and societal madness. These are the times we live in. The criteria then, to be used in determining whether a man is Christ-like or embodies the spirit of Antichrist, is more subjective than objective.
However, once this man – [whoever he turns out to be - because they have switched him now, at least once, and they may switch him again in their cowardice] - is turned loose with a certain amount of the world’s attention, UN authorization, and TV media adoration upon him, [remember TV media Obama-mania in 2008?] based on the media campaign they are now crafting to continue to “sell him to the world population”, he will eventually let loose hell upon this world, after initiating a season of faux fleeting peace, propped up by “covenants”.
His covenants will eventually turn to international blackmail. – The nations are forewarned here.
His mere presence in the international media will invite his followers to mock God, question their own faith, and to ridicule all things spiritually sacred. His evil is subtle but it is soul devouring.
The only thing we can do now is pray, build up our spiritual awareness, protect our families and communities, be more discerning and less gullible, guard our souls, be prepared for anything on the material plane, and by all means stop worshipping people and begin to worship God again. Do not put misplaced trust in human governments. They are going to soon fail, and fail catastrophically their sworn trusts to serve. It’s coming.
It’s really not rocket science. The United Nations cannot have an apostasy if no one buys it. It’s just that simple. Only God has the ultimate authority over the human soul. No man or United Nations, or government or human institution of any kind has the final authority of the soul of a human being, only the Author and Finisher of that soul has that authority.
I call that Presence God, some call it Higher Power, or even Great Spirit. Listen inside for that Spirit to show and lead you as to how to proceed.
Thanks again for your visit and good strong questions.
God bless and keep you, as always.
Chase Kyla Hunter, Cherokee Shaman, the Witness.
East IndianYogi Proclaims Maitreya As Christ Returned – Warning to Hindus & East Indian Christians (2012poleshift.wetpaint.com)
Maitreya Seen As the ‘Son of Perdition’ By Majority of American Christians (2012poleshift.wetpaint.com)
The Antichrist: Contemporary Data from Redmoonrising.com (333crucible.wordpress.com)
The Value of Nothing: The Cowardly PR of Benjamin Creme and “Maitreya” (americanpatriotdaily.wordpress.com)
Will 2010 Be the Year of the Great Maitreya & Blue Beam Hoaxed Fake Second Coming? (americanpatriotdaily.wordpress.com)
Thunder Beings, Angelic Humanity, and the Transformation to Christ Consciousness: A Message of Hope (grantlawrence.blogspot.com)
Regarding My Spiritual Transfomation: “The Gist of It All” In One Paragraph
A substantial part of me was always “away”, in retreat, in communion, in relation to, in love with, some other Greater Being within me, that was the larger more universally enormous ME that felt directly connected to Deity itself. The Presence of God had always been my friend. Now, as time passed, I actually found that in little and large moments, I was literally surrendering more and more of the lesser smaller “me” into the custody and infinite love of this Greater ME, who would then transform that part or parcel into something else entirely. This wondrous Divine process was never ever detected by those around me. I quietly relished this fact. It was constant, invisible, inexorable, imperative and inevitable, based upon the intensity with which I had set my Will to it. But no one ever knew.
Chase K. Hunter from a diary entry, 2006