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The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception
by Max Heindel

“So far as the vast majority of people are concerned the three great questions, Whence have we come? Why are we here? Whither are we going? remain unanswered to this day. It has unfortunately come to be the popularly accepted opinion that nothing can be definitely known about these matters of deepest interest to humanity. Nothing could be more erroneous than such an idea.” (p19)

The Integraton

I first stumbled upon Max Heindel’s The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception during a visit to the Integraton, near Joshua Tree, California. The Integraton is an acoustic dome built and completed by George Van Tassel in the 1970s. Said to have been inspired by UFO channelings and the works of NIkola Tesla, the dome was built using the relationships of sacred geometry for the purpose of, among other things, creating sound baths – acoustic environments that serve to rejuvenate the body.

With the Universe and everything about it being but a physical holographic representation of waveforms in infinitely varied forms and frequencies, it seems appropriate that certain sound frequencies could have significant benefits for the human body, mind and spirit. With that in mind, I took my spot on the floor and participated in a group sound bath. It was, to say the least, relaxing.

Following the sound bath, I was perusing the lobby of the Integraton which is full of information about the building — along with a small library of esoteric literature. An old hardcover book with mid-20th century binding caught my eye — along with the word “Rosicrucian.”

As I flipped through The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, I knew I had to get my own copy.

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“Comenius did not call himself a Rosicrucian; no true Brother does so publicly. Only the Rosicrucian knows the brother Rosicrucian. Not even the most intimate friends or relatives know of a man’s connection with the order. Those only who are Initiates themselves know the writers of the past who were Rosicrucians, because ever through their works shine the unmistakable words, phrases and signs indicative of the deep meaning that remains hidden from the non-Initiate … This work is one of the first few fragments of the Rosicrucian knowledge being publicly given out.” (p250-251)

The Rosicrucians

The Rosicrucians had always held a particular fascination for me ever since I read Holy Blood, Holy Grail back in the early 1980s. One of the tidbits of trivia that stayed with me from reading that book was the idea that a true Rosicrucian would never admit to being one. Therefore, I never expected to become privy to Rosicrucian wisdom. I never even searched for anything.

As discussed in the About page, I did not pursue an esoteric education after Holy Blood introduced me to secret societies back in the ’80s. Instead, I went on to pursue a typical materialist life. It wasn’t until only a few years ago that my interest resumed. Since then I’ve simply been following where the path leads. And I now have a much better understanding of what this secret society is about.

“The Order of Rosicrucians is not merely a secret society; it is one of the Mystery Schools, and the Brothers are Hierophants of the lesser Mysteries, Custodians of the Sacred Teachings and a spiritual Power more potent in the life of the Western World than any of the visible Governments, though they may not interfere with humanity so as to deprive them of their free will.” (p520)

The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception is Heindel’s “understanding of the Rosicrucian teachings” (p8) and although Heindel maintains it is not meant to be the first and last word on occult teachings, it is an important tome, richly detailed about the way in which both the visible and invisible worlds are organized, how they weave into one another and how we, as aspects of Spirit, have evolved through this multi-dimensional system. The book closes with an introduction on how to take the first steps on the path towards acquiring this knowledge first-hand.

This is going to be an unusually long blog entry because the book is dense with relevant information.

Max Heindel

Max Heindel was an occult student and lecturer who lived during the late 19th century to early 20th century. He was a student of Theosophy (a topic to be covered in a future blog entry after I work my way through Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine) until he was visited by one of the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order.

The Elder Brothers might also be termed Ascended Masters because they are human beings who have ascended beyond the cycle of birth and re-birth. They no longer need to be re-born into the physical plane and thus exist in the etheric planes.

Heindel was a mystic who claims to have first-hand experience with the “Higher Worlds” and was regularly visited by the Elder Brothers who instructed him on the Rosicrucian Order and its teachings. When these lessons were complete, Heindel wrote The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.

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“The man who realizes his ignorance has taken the first step toward knowledge.” (p21)

Wisdom

Heindel begins the book with a story about a young man who asked a sage, “Sire, what must I do to become wise?” After days of repeating the question and receiving no reply from the sage, the young man received his answer:

“Finally the sage turned and went down to a near-by river. He entered the water, bidding the youth follow him. Upon arriving at a sufficient depth the sage took the young man by the shoulders and held him under the water, despite his struggles to free himself. At last, however, he released him and when the youth had regained his breath the sage questioned him:

‘Son, when you were under the water what did you most desire?’

The youth answered without hesitation, ‘Air, air! I wanted air!’

‘Would you not rather have had riches, pleasure, power or love, my son?’ queried the sage.

‘No Sire! I wanted air and thought only of air,’ came the instant response.

‘Then,’ said the sage, ‘to become wise you must desire wisdom with as great intensity as you just now desired air.'” (p21-22)

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“The first step in Occultism is the study of the invisible Worlds.” (p24)

Higher Worlds

Heindel describes a multi-dimensional Universe in which there exist “higher Worlds” beyond the physical that cannot be experienced with our normal physical senses. He explains that just as the blind man has no conception of the visual experience, most of us lack the faculties to experience these higher worlds. And just as our visual world exists though some are blind to it, the higher worlds exist though most of us are blind to them.

These higher worlds, Heindel explains, are the worlds of invisible forces. Science explains some of these forces as electromagnetic. But from a mystic’s perspective, science only explains part of the story. According to Heindel:

“The higher Worlds are thus the worlds of causes, of forces; and we cannot really understand this lower World unless we know the others and realize the forces and causes of which all material things are but the effects.” (p28)

The quote above describes the astral planes as the worlds of causes and the physical plane as the world of effects. Since our thoughts exist in the astral planes, it is but a small step to equate consciousness with the creation of the physical universe.

The idea that our thoughts create our physical reality is no longer a revolutionary idea — in particular thanks to the enormous worldwide influence of a documentary entitled The Secret, which introduced this Hermetic philosophy into modern pop culture a few years ago.

On a side note, The Secret was an inspiring documentary. But the main drawback is its failure to include the fact that we co-create reality — we’re not simply creating our own reality — and therefore the positive things one might intend to create for oneself could very well have a significant negative influence on someone, somewhere else. Nor will a person be able to attract that which isn’t in tune with what’s necessary for his or her spiritual growth. Instead, we must intend to create a reality that benefits all, instead of simply focusing our energies on that million dollar payday one might be inspired to attract. Nevertheless, The Secret was a consciousness expanding event in the United States and it may very well be that the only way to reach the greater public with this consciousness expanding spiritual information was with a documentary that appeals to the consciousness of the times. And our collective consciousness is currently obsessed with money.

The Secret may be an example of what Heindel refers when he talks about the forces of the invisible worlds acting upon the physical world to cause effects. It may have been time for the spiritual wisdom contained within The Secret to reach a greater American audience as part of the greater awakening that humanity is currently evolving through.

If Heindel were alive, he might have referred to The Secret‘s consciousness expanding effect on humanity as the result of a ripple in the “Life Wave.”

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“Material science finds that it is necessary to account in some way for the transmission of electricity, with or without wires. It is forced to postulate some substance of a finer kind that it knows, and it calls that substance ‘ether’.” (p34)

Spirit Science

We live in a waveform universe. Everything about reality vibrates at a frequency. And ripples, like waves, are three-dimensional representations of waveforms in action. However, the ripples only represent the surface plane of the full vorticular form. We only see the surface of the pond when a rock is thrown into it.

Nassim Haramein explains this concept beautifully (in his documentary Crossing the Event Horizon). And I summarize his statements when discussing the rock being thrown into a pond. Underneath the water, a toroidal shape is formed. Like a donut. And this same shape, the torus, is one representation of the fundamental form of the Universe — from the electrons around an atom, to the weather patterns and lines of magnetic force around the Earth, to the churning star factories of spiraling galaxies … and likely to the universe itself. (The documentary Thrive offers a great visual representation of the toroidal form through various scales.)

“…material science holds that in the densest solid, as in the rarest and most attenuated gas, no two atoms touch each other; that there is an envelope of ether around each atom; that the atoms in the universe float in an ocean of ether.” (p57-58)

According to Heindel, each one of us (in what Rosicrucians term our the Dense Body) is surrounded by a vortex of swirling interpenetrating forces that make up our Vital Body (an etheric body that gives life to matter) and Desire Body (an etheric body that animates the life-matter). We are multi-dimensional beings who create our physical forms and act through them via the different strata of the visible and invisible Worlds.

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Revolution and the Cosmic Night

Rosicrucian philosophy states that the Universe is divided into seven Worlds, and each World is divided into seven regions. In the interest of brevity, I am going to skip the regions and simply paraphrase how the different Worlds work together:

The first World is the World of God. Heindel gives no description of this World.

The second World is the World of Virgin Spirits. This is the plane of existence where we begin our individuation from God, a world where individuated consciousness begins. However, this is an unconscious consciousness.

“Prior to the beginning of the pilgrimage through matter the virgin spirit is in the World of Virgin Spirits, the next to the highest of the seven Worlds. It has Divine Consciousness, but not Self-consciousness…It is as oblivious to outside conditions as is man when in the deepest trance.” (p189)

I imagine that in a Universe which obeys the Hermetic axiom, “As above so below” (Heindel refers to this axiom as fundamental to Rosicrucian philosophy as well), waves of formless consciousness, the virgin spirits must emanate from the World of God in a toroidal form, swirling around the nucleus of God like electrons do around the nucleus of an atom. And perhaps this swirling angular momentum of the toroidal vortex is what Heindel refers to when he describes “Life Waves” that churn the spiral evolution of spirits during the “pilgrimage through matter.”

It could be that the Universe itself is an immense, gigantic torus – one extremely giant donut – churning around an ultra-supermassive black hole … which may very well be the physical manifestation of the nucleus of God. (At least the God of this octave. What we think of as the whole Universe may just be one toroidal form within another unimaginably larger torus.)

Our evolution through matter, according to Rosicrucian philosophy occurs in a spiral fashion in which each period of evolution is recapitulated during the subsequent period before any new work is begun. During these periods of evolution we conduct work on our Dense, Vital and Desire bodies, building them and taking them through mineral, vegetable and animal phases of existence before our consciousness has reached a point where we can enter into human form.

On a side note, the spiral evolution through matter that Heindel describes resonates with another very important point that Nassim Haramein makes (during his documentary Crossing the Event Horizon). Haramein notes that our current heliocentric cosmology isn’t entirely correct. The picture we’re normally given is that of a stationary Sun about which the planets revolve. However, The Earth moves around the Sun as the Sun is moving around the galaxy which, in turn, revolves within a supercluster of galaxies which itself is moving through the Universe. The visual representation of this (elegantly presented in Crossing the Event Horizon) is actually a vorticular form as the Earth spirals around the Sun during the Sun’s journey. Again, “As above, so below.”

Although we are individuated from God in the World of Virgin Spirits, it seems more appropriate to describe this individuation as humanity itself being individuated from God. As our virgin spirit passed through mineral, vegetable and animal form, we were still a group spirit. We did not yet individuate into our current selves until we evolved (or, perhaps, devolved) into human form.

Beyond the World of God and the World of Virgin Spirits is the World of Divine Spirit. In this world is born our Will — to create, to evolve, to do. This Will acts upon the fourth world, the World of Life Spirit, where Will becomes Imagination. Imagination acts upon the fifth world, the World of Thought, where Imagination becomes an Idea. And when that Idea is focused through the lens of the Mind (the Mind resides in the World of Thought), the Idea takes shape and becomes a Thought-Form.

In the sixth world, the Desire World, desire springs man to action. And in the seventh world, the Physical World, the effect of that desire is created — Thought-Form is manifested into physical form.

Heindel explains that humans will eventually evolve to the point where we will be able to manifest Thought-Forms in physical reality — at least in our own reality — simply by using our minds.

“…he will be able to use his own force to give his pictures life and to see them out from himself as objects in space.” (p419) And eventually, “…man’s consciousness will expand into that of an omniscient Creative Intelligence.” (p414)

This evolutionary process takes multiple lifetimes and it can only proceed if reincarnation is a fundamental aspect of existence. In Rosicrucian philosophy, reincarnation is a fundamental tenet. Our individual souls do maintain and expand upon the spiritual gains that were made in previous lives. And consequently, we must do additional work if any karmic setbacks were made.

But the initiation into the Rosicrucian Mystery School, according to Heindel, is meant to advance the student through future stages of human evolution within this lifetime.

“The whole result of initiation is to give to the spiritually aspiring an opportunity to develop the higher faculties and powers in a short time and by severe training, thereby gaining the expansion of consciousness that all mankind will sure possess eventually…” (p414)

The endgame is to attain the ability to die consciously.

“From that time – awake or asleep, through what men call life, and through what men call death – his consciousness will be unbroken. He will lead a consciously continuous existence, having the benefit of all the conditions which make for more rapid advancement to ever higher positions of trust, to be used in the uplifting of the race.” (p496-497)

At this point in the evolutionary process, one has become an Ascended Master.

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“During the past few centuries the Brothers have worked for humanity in secret; each night at midnight there is a Service at the temple where the Elder Brothers, assisted by the lay brothers who are able to leave their work in the World … gather up from everywhere in the West World the thoughts of sensuality, greed, selfishness and materialism. These they seek to transmute into pure love, benevolence, altruism and spiritual aspirations sending them back to the World to uplift and encourage all Good…” (p529)

The True Rosicrucians

Heindel does not call himself a Rosicrucian.

“In order to rout a common misconception we wish to make clear to students that we are not Rosicrucians because we study their teachings, nor does even admission to the temple entitle us to call ourselves by that name. The writer, for instance, is only a lay brother, a pupil, and would under no circumstances call himself a Rosicrucian.” (p528)

So who are the Rosicrucians? Heindel describes them as thirteen Ascended Masters who have evolved beyond the physical form and exist in the etheric region of the Universe. Twelve of the Rosicrucians work with student-mystics like Heindel to help raise the consciousness of humanity. The thirteenth Rosicrucian is unknown to all but the other twelve and exerts his influence in otherwise complete anonymity.

This type of hierarchical organization in which the Master of an order (or perhaps “temple” might be a more appropriate term) is unknown to the adepts under his care is reminiscent of the structure of temple life described in The Lemurian Scrolls: Angelic Prophecies Revealing Human Origins. This similarity makes perfect sense in light of Heindel referring to the Order of Rosicrucians as a Mystery School.

We can imagine the Mystery Schools throughout history and pre-history as being institutions of esoteric initiation, founded by different Ascended Masters who have used these schools around the world through various time periods in order to aid those in search of enlightenment and ascension beyond the physical form.

Lemurian Scrolls details the daily life of Initiates in the prehistoric temples at the dawn of humanity. So we can also imagine that the temple tradition of working towards ascension which began in the temples of Lemuria were carried on in secret following the mythical fall of mankind.

What exactly was that fall? Around 10-12 thousand years ago, the last ice age ended. The Earth warmed. The ice melted. The face of the planet changed. Our planet’s ancient lore talks of Atlantis sinking during this time. Our myths talk about an original sin.

Something happened. And we forgot where we came from, why we’re here and where we’re going.

When humanity’s consciousness began expanding and the Ascended Masters found humans who had evolved sufficiently, the Mystery Schools were born, each attuned to attract the individualized consciousness of a particular society at that particular time. Consequently, the Order of Rosicrucians, founded in Europe during the 13th century, is geared to appeal to the intellect of Western society.

“…in the last few hundred years, since the advent of modern science, a more intellectual humanity has peopled the earth; the head has completely overruled the heart, materialism has dominated all spiritual impulse and the majority of thinking people do not believe anything they cannot touch, taste or handle. Therefore, it is necessary that appeal should be made to their intellect in order that the heart may be allowed to believe what the intellect has sanctioned. As a response to this demand the Rosicrucian Mystery teachings aim to correlate scientific facts to spiritual verities.” (p520-521)

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Christian Rosenkreuz

The Order of Rosicrucians was founded in the 13th century by a man with the symbolic name of Christian Rosenkruez. Heindel describes Rosenkreuz as a “high spiritual teacher” who founded the Order “to explain the mystery of Life and Being from the scientific standpoint in harmony with Religion.” (p518)

At the end of this incarnation, Rosenkreuz evolved past the death cycle and became an Ascended Master.

“…his birth as Christian Rosenkreuz marked the beginning of a new epoch in the spiritual life of the Western World. That particular Ego has also been in continuous physical existence ever since, in one or another of the European Countries. He has taken a new body when his successive vehicles have outlived their usefulness…” (p518)

Heindel notes that Rosenkreuz later incarnated as the Comte de Saint Germaine, a known Ascended Master.

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“Thus, man was impelled first to fear God and was given religions of a nature to further his spiritual well-being under the lash of fear.” (p371)

Back to the Bible

According to Heindel, the “race religions” that existed prior to Christianity were given to humankind to help us expand our consciousness beyond the kinship of clan to the much larger kinship of race, extending our compassion beyond the immediate family to a connection with all the people within a particular race.

These “race religions” were eye-for-an-eye religions with jealous and angry gods that were tailor made for a more savage time.

“It is therefore reasonable and logical to conclude that at first, it was necessary to give man a religion commensurate with his ignorance. It would have been useless to talk to him, at that stage, of a God Who was all tenderness and love. From his viewpoint, those attributes were weaknesses, and he could not have been expected to reverence a God Who possessed what were to him despicable qualities. The God to Whom he rendered obedience must be a strong God, a God to be feared, a God Who could hurl the thunderbolt and wield the flail of lightning.” (p371)

Then along came Jesus whose aim was to expand human consciousness beyond race to an unconditional love for all — a Universal Brotherhood.

Heindel describes Jesus the man as an ordinary human who was a particularly pure spirit. Christ, on the other hand, is a different being altogether. Heindel describes Christ as the highest Initiate of humanity who has reached a level of spiritual frequency so far beyond us that the lowest vibrational state to which he can descend is within the realm of existence occupied by the Archangels.

“Christ could not be born in a dense body … ” (p380) Therefore, when Jesus the man reached the age of 30, “Christ entered these bodies and used them until the climax of His Mission on Golgotha.”

Conclusion

As I work my way through works of ancient wisdom, modern channellings, scientific explorers, spiritual lessons, secret histories and esoteric doctrines, there is one thing I always try to keep in mind: No one person has all the answers.

Nevertheless, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception is rich with far more than simply clues. This book contains a number of pieces of the puzzle and Heindel goes into eloquent detail about them. While reading this book I couldn’t help but be in awe of the wisdom contained therein. It was an honor to be reading such privileged information.

One can only hope to acquire this sort of wisdom first-hand within this lifetime.

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Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla, UFOs, and Classified Aerospace Technology

Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla, UFOs, and Classified Aerospace Technology
by Paul LaViolette

The Conspiracy functions on many levels. And within those levels, it functions in many layers. As explained in the previous review on this blog, Babylon’s Banksters, an important part of the global financial control system is the control of the physics that can be used to free us from our current scarcity-based economy — as well as be weaponized. (I would suggest we saw the weaponization of this new physics on 9/11. For more on this topic, please read Dr. Judy Wood’s brilliant forensic investigation of 9/11 entitled Where Did The Towers Go?)

In Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion Paul LaViolette adeptly peels back the layers of this Conspiracy that has been controlling the physics of propulsion technology in classified “black” military projects. It is at once a fascinating story of brilliant discoveries as well a heavy scientific read. LaViolette doesn’t simply tell the story, he explains the science — and he isn’t writing for the layperson.

I, however, am a layperson, so I will do my best to interpret LaViolette’s science not only as best I can, but in language that will be comprehensible to those who haven’t studied physics.

Electrogravitics & Subquantum Kinetics
Electrogravitics was born in the early 1920s when American physicist Thomas Townsend Brown discovered that he could generate thrust by applying high voltage charges to an object. Brown found that the object would move towards the positively charged part of the magnetic field generated by the application of the high voltage charges.

In one experiment, an object was oriented upright on a scale — with the positive charge on the top end — and it was found to become lighter when energized.

Brown began experimenting with this discovery in high school. When he went to college, one of his physics professors, Paul Biefield, had also been interested in the similar application of electricity and this electrogravitics phenomenon became known as the Biefield-Brown effect.

At the time, there was no physics to explain this effect. There was no science to explain how an electrical charge could alter the influence of gravity on an object. Classical physics says that massive objects cause the fabric of space-time to warp, and this warping causes nearby objects to “fall” in. However, LaViolette explains this effect with a newer interpretation of our physical reality called subquantum kinetics.

Subquantum kinetics explains that positively charged particles (protons) create matter-attracting gravity potential wells and that negatively charged particles (electrons) create matter-repelling gravity potential hills. LaViolette suggests that this same effect is what caused Brown’s experimental devices to gravitate or levitate towards the positively charged part of the magnetic field created by the application of high voltage electricity.

LaViolette also notes that subquantum kinetics theorizes that a proton’s gravity well marginally exceeds an electron’s gravity hill, therefore when enough quantum particles gather to form things of planetary or solar size, the residual matter-attracting gravity potential wells generate enough gravity to, for instance, keep us grounded here on Earth.

Brown spent a number of years working on electrogravitics for the U.S. government. He gave demonstrations of electrified flying discs. This led to Project Winterhaven, a proposed five- to ten-year research and development program. He filed for patents on his technology.

He developed devices that generated more power than they consumed.

Electrogravitics Goes Black
But in the mid-’50s, antigravity research stopped being discussed in the open. The subject went underground into the military’s so-called black projects. And so did Brown’s work.

“… the physics theories that academics and most laboratory physicists currently understand, teach and write about are grossly in error. A very advanced and much more accurate theoretical framework has been developed by scientists of the black-programs community, but its fundamentals presently remain classified. From the standpoint of this new physics … relativity theory, quantum electrodynamics and quantum mechanics are referred to as ‘classical concepts,’ that is, they are regarded as terribly outdated.”

According to LaViolette this new theory of physics postulates that we exist in a matter-creating ether.

“Under the proper conditions, the ether is able to spawn subatomic particles that have wavelike characteristics. They form spontaneously from energy fluctuations of sufficiently large magnitude that occasionally emerge from the ether’s chaos. Thus, subquantum kinetics espouses a cosmology of continuous matter creation rather than a single big bang creation event.”

This ether sounds very similar to the conscious energy sea described in Lynne McTaggart’s The Field as well as the holographic model described in Michael Talbot’s The Holographic Universe. Add consciousness to the ether of subquantum kinetics and we have a universe of consciously created matter.

But before there was even a scientific framework for what Brown was doing with his electrogravitics research (at least in the public domain), Brown’s work went underground into the military’s black programs. And LaViolette postulates that the military had already been conducting research into electrogravitic propulsion long before Brown came along.

“Since Brown was a latecomer with a history of conducting independent investigations that did not adhere to normal security protocols, he could have been regarded as a threat to efforts to maintain the secrecy of R&D investigation.”

One could speculate that if the U.S. military did indeed continue research into the Nazi anti-gravity “Bell” device (using ex-Nazi scientists brought to the U.S. via Operation Paperclip), then it might make sense that the electrogravitic research LaViolette suggests existed in the black programs prior to Brown entering the scene may very well be the continuation of the research into the Nazi Bell.

LaViolette explains that Tesla, too, observed both matter-repellent and matter-attracting effects produced by radiant energy impulses from his magnifying transmitter.  When Tesla died, his estate was sealed by the federal authorities and certain papers and notebooks that referenced his work into the more exotic fields of physics were removed and classified before the rest of his belongings were shipped to his native Yugoslavia. One could speculate that the physics being researched in the black programs is also built on Tesla’s work.

“Ben Rich, the man who had led the development of the F-117 Stealth Fighter at Lockheed’s secret research and development Skunk Works, gave an alumni speech at his UCLA alma mater in which he stated: ‘We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects, and it would take an act of God to even get them out to benefit humanity … Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do.'”

Exotic Propulsion – The B-2 Stealth Bomber
In 1992, a small group of renegade scientists and engineers who had been involved in black research projects disclosed to Aviation Week & Space Technology that the B-2 Stealth Bomber “electrostatically charges its exhaust stream and the leading edges of its winglike body.”

An article in Aviation Week explains that the front of the B-2 craft is positively charged while the exhaust pours out a negative charge behind it. As subquantum kinetics and electrogravitics tell us, the craft will gravitate towards the positively charged part of the craft’s magnetic field — in other words, propelling it forward.

Therefore, the B-2 currently employs anti-gravity technology.

Exotic Propulsion – The Electrogravitic Impulse Effect
Another area in which electrogravitics shows potential is the electrogravitic impulse effect.

“A high-voltage shock discharge produces a momentary gravitational thrust that we may refer to as the electrogravitic impulse effect.”

In the late ’60s and early ’70s, an electrical engineer named Tom Turman attempted to duplicate some of Brown’s work. Turman had some success even though he had no real funding. But one of the interesting things about his research is that:

“Turman obtained the greatest thrust when applying high-voltage DC pulses, an effect Brown had also noted. When energized in a pulsed fashion, Turman’s device achieved thrusts nearly sufficient to self-levitate.”

According to LaViolette, the impulse effect has proven to be superluminal – or, faster than the speed of light. This suggests that a craft using a propulsion system based on the electrogravitic impulse effect could travel faster than the speed of light

Exotic Propulsion – The Searl Effect
In the 1950s, British inventor John Searl also had success in building devices that could levitate. The Searl Effect generator “was not only able to propel itself with an overunity power efficiency,” meaning that it produced more energy than it consumed, ” but it was also able to defy gravity.”

Apparently, Searl had too much success because in the end:

“the Southern Electricity Board then prosecuted him on trumped-up charges of ‘stealing electricity by means of a unique device,’ and sued him for a large sum of money. As a result, Searl’s family broke up and he became very depressed. The Court had him confined to jail for about a year and while so detained an arsonist set his house on fire, destroying most of his records and equipment.”

Then and Now
LaViolette’s research paints a picture of the first half of the 20th century in which anti-gravity technology was concurrently being developed in top secret military programs while civilian scientists were kept on a tight leash by that very same military.

It is now the following century and the military’s black programs have been running for decades funded by countless billions of dollars to conduct their research. So what do they have?

First, they have a physical model of existence that is well in advance of what is taught at the university level. Einstein’s “general relativistic concept of gravitational space-time warping is a fiction.”

They also, apparently, have a fairly well developed anti-gravity propulsion system. This suggests that many of the UFO sightings the public sees may very well be our own secret military craft.

And LaViolette suggests that they have their own secret space program. (The idea that NASA is the public front agency for the Conspiracy’s far more technically advanced secret space program is heavily documented in Richard Hoagland’s most recent book, Dark Mission.)

“It is apparent that there has been an effort to keep secret the military’s capabilities in space. While NASA was mesmerizing the public with its rocket flights, aerospace companies were carrying out secret research on electrogravitics and microwave beam propulsion technologies. A good guess is that the U.S. military currently has large fleets of craft capable of hypersonic flight in space that use non-conventional means of propulsion.

“It seems the United States has ongoing, manned space operations that go beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, all taking place under a cloak of secrecy and all made possible by advanced field-effect propulsion technologies that were under intense development in the middle of the twentieth century.”

Apparently, the secret is out.

Conclusion
Ultimately, Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion is a scientific read that seems primarily aimed towards those who might be interested in following up on existing electrogravitic research, or simply for those who have enough of a scientific background to prepare them to understand the nuts and bolts of the physics behind electrogravitic technology.

But even without that scientific background, after reading LaViolette’s tome, one will undoubtedly be left with a much deeper understanding into the topic.

LaViolette titles his final chapter “A Technology That Could Change The World,” and it seems that this technology will, within our lifetimes, certainly change the course of human history. But will it be a change guided by the hand of the powers-that-be, those that have throughout history stopped at nothing to control this technology and subvert all those that might have stood in their way. Or will it be a change guided by the will of our collective Humanity?

Babylon’s Banksters

Babylon’s Banksters
by Joseph Farrell

Joseph Farrell spans the ages in Babylon’s Banksters, tying together an ancient international class of what he terms “bullion brokers,” their involvement with humanity’s ancient temples (along with the predictive capabilities of the temples’ astrological functions), the control and suppression of technologies and ultimately the total usurpation of the money-issuing power of states and nations around the globe.

The Background Story
Babylon’s Banksters
begins with a theoretical scenario in which two ancient civilizations pre-dating our historical eras destroyed each other in a great and encompassing final war. The devastation was so complete as to wipe out both of the civilizations’ technological capabilities.

Humanity’s remains were left to pick up the pieces and begin again from square one — while a select class of survivors kept shreds of the ancient wisdom alive. Sacred geometry and its powerful secrets were guarded in the temples and secret societies. Mystery schools were established to maintain the wisdom among a small class of adepts.

The story continues to suggest that those who have controlled this wisdom from ancient times are the predecessors, if not ancestors of those at the top of the financial pyramid today. And those at the top continue to use predictive cyclical patterns to their own enriching and often nefarious ends. But their aims are not simply to control the money supply, but to control the physics of the technologies that could, on the one hand, free humanity from this monetary control, and on the other, destroy us once again.

Ultimately, the story of these ancient bullion brokers and their progeny is their search to re-establish the technology that was lost following the theoretical great and final battle of pre-history.

The Power of Money
The most important factor in Farrell’s equation of physics, religion and finance is the control of the money supply. And the banksters will go to any length to ensure that control rests with them.

Farrell cites evidence that strongly suggests Presidents Lincoln, Garfield and Kennedy were all assassinated for their attempts to take the money-issuing power away from the privately controlled central bank — with the intention of issuing debt-free government created money.

Farrell traces evidence that central bankers have historically flooded the market with counterfeit bills whenever the U.S. has intended to oversee the issuance of its own currency — intending to devalue the non-central bank currency. Once devalued, the banksters then offer the central bank as a stabilizing solution.

This scheme of inflating a nation’s currency to induce instability, then offer the central banking system to stabilize the system has been, according to Farrell’s evidence, the method used by the international class of bullion brokers throughout history.

Astrology & Cyclical Trends
Following the Great Depression, economic analyst Edward Dewey and his associate Edwin Dakin were commissioned by President Herbert Hoover to find the cause of the economic downturn via statistical analysis.

Dewey and Dakin found that it’s not just the economy that rises and falls according to waves that resonate in predictable patterns. Everything in nature follows these same wave patterns.

Farrell details the story of Dewey and Dakin’s research and notes that when these waves hit their lows during certain astrological conjunctions, that’s when all hell breaks loose. Our worst economic depressions have apparently occurred in line with noteworthy astrological alignments. Farrell suggests that banksters have used these predictive elements — tying in known economic cycles with certain astrological conjunctions — to exacerbate downturns and take advantage of the crisis.

A Global Story
But this is not just an American story. It is a multi-headed beast and the banksters are not the only ones playing.

Farrell suggests that the American economic collapse of 2008 was a sneak attack of sorts by the Chinese. Farrell also notes that the Nazi party, although financed by the banksters during their rise to power, ultimately turned the relationship sour by its move to create state-issued debt-free money.

Even as far back as the Peloponnesian War, Farrell claims that Sparta was the sole holdout among a republic of Greek states that had already fallen into the hands of the international bankers’ central banks — and its debt-creating policy of money issuance.

Fast forward to the annual ultra-secretive Bildergerg Group meetings. Farrell suggests that the first assembly of the Bilderberg Group was ultimately a meeting of detente between the banksters and the fabulously wealthy post-war Nazis that had escaped to South America to resume research on advanced physics technology — things like the legendary anti-gravity, hyper dimensional Nazi “bell” device.

Tying It All Together
Farrell covers a lot of ground in a short amount of space and he undoubtedly has a brilliant mind, along with a healthy background on a variety of esoteric subjects. That brilliance and his vast knowledge spurs him to launch into a number of disparate directions.

However, this book is not meant to be a chronological tale of the international banksters through history. Rather, it is a detailed essay on where physics, astrology, ancient religion and alchemical transmutation tie into the banksters ability to create something out of nothing — in other words, their ability to transmutate something valueless like our existing fiat currency into something that not simply has value, but it has ultimately become the purpose of most of our lives.

That process is, in a sense, alchemical magic.

Further Reading

For those, like myself, who are interested to read further into the chronological story of who these banksters are and how they’ve influenced the course of our history, Farrell’s sources for this book are a treasure chest of information:

Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth about Our Money System and How We Can Break Free, Elllen Hodgson Brown

The True Story of the Bilderberg Group, Daniel Estulin

The Anglo-American Establishment: From Rhodes to Cliveden, Carroll Quigley

Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World In Our Time, Carroll Quigley

Bloodlines of the Illuminati, Fritz Springmeier

All of them future reads, for sure.

The 12th Planet

The 12th Planet
by Zecharia Sitchin

The story of humanity’s ancient past as interpreted by Zecharia Sitchin (and Erich von Daniken) has been popularized as of late by the History Channel television show “Ancient Aliens.” In his book, Chariots of the Gods, Von Daniken has shown that ancient cultures from around the world have left clues to suggest that our Gods of old are actually advanced extraterrestrials. Sitchin interprets ancient Sumerian, Akkadian and Babylonian texts according to a similar premise.

The Premise
The basic premise behind The 12th Planet is that the ancient Gods of humanity are actually extraterrestrials whose home planet is Marduk (also known as Nibiru). Marduk, according to Sitchin, is the twelfth celestial body of our solar system (the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Marduk) and orbits the Sun in a 3600-year orbit.

These extraterrestrials from Marduk are divided into two classes – the Deities and the Annunaki. The Deities are the gods of old – the elite class. The Annunaki are the worker class. 400,000 years ago, the Mardukians began making settlements on Earth and began establishing royal lineages. While the Deities ruled these settlements, the Annunaki mined the Earth’s resources.

Around 300,000 years ago, the Annunaki rebelled against their toil, and the Deities responded by creating Mankind to carry on the work in the Annunaki’s stead. Mankind was created by a genetic hybridization of homo erectus and the Mardukians.

Mankind was created to be the slaves of the Mardukians.

The Deluge
Sometime around 13,000 years ago, a global cataclysm occurred. This idea is, apparently, supported by science. Although I have not personally seen primary source material to support this, the anecdotal support is quite large. Between scientific hearsay and the mounds of ancient texts that support the idea of an ancient global cataclysm, I’m of the opinion that there truly was something akin to a global flooding sometime around 11,000 BC.

According to Sitchin, the Deities knew of the impending cataclysm. It was to come as a result of the tidal influences of Marduk’s orbital approach. But the Deities were displeased with Mankind – for reasons that I don’t find altogether clear. As they evacuated planet Earth, they left Mankind to wash away. However, there was one God, Enki, who had been deeply involved in the creation of Mankind; and he chose to save one set of human beings. This story would become the basis of the Noah myth.

He Who Tells the Story …
John Lamb Lash, author of the mind-blowingly brilliant tome Not In His Image (soon to be reviewed on this blog), made a very astute point during a radio interview. He said, and I paraphrase, that these Mardukian Deities, who have undoubtedly exerted their influence throughout Mankind’s history, have proven themselves to be trickster gods. And we should be wary of taking their stories at face value.

It seems quite logical that it would serve the Mardukians to convince us that we are their slaves — because ultimately, isn’t that what they want?

It seems likely that the Mardukians did have an influential hand in jump-starting our civilization, because some of the most monumental societal achievements have occurred in 3,6000-year intervals:

11,000 BC: Agriculture and the domestication of animals began.

7,500 BC: Pottery appeared

3,800 BC: Sumerian civilization appeared as if out of nowhere – along with textile weaving.

Where civilizations sprang to life, so did royal dynasties – dynasties that not only claimed direct lineages to the Deities, but whose existence rested solely on the Deities’ blessing.

“As time went on, the gods became overlords, each jealously guarding the territory, industry, or profession over which he had been given dominion. Human kings were the intermediaries between the gods and the growing and spreading humanity. The claims of ancient kings that they went to war, conquered new lands, or subjugated distant peoples ‘on the command of my god’ should not be taken lightly. Text after text makes it clear that this was literally so: The gods retained the powers of conducting foreign affairs, for these affairs involved other gods in other territories. Accordingly, they had the final say in matters of war or peace.

“With the proliferation of people, states, cities, and villages, it became necessary to find ways to remind the people who their particular overlord, or ‘lofty one,’ was. The Old Testament echoes the problem of having people adhere to their god and not ‘prostitute after other gods.’ The solution was to establish many places of worship, and to put up in each of them the symbols and likenesses of the ‘correct’ gods.

“The age of paganism began.”

The Creation of the Solar System
The creation of our solar system, according to the ancient Babylonian, Akkadian and Sumerian texts, assigns each of our celestial bodies with the personage of a Mardukian Deity. And Marduk itself is granted the title of the King of all the celestial bodies.

According to this creation story, our solar system began with 11 bodies – the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Tiamat, Kingu (Tiamat’s satellite, which would eventually become our Moon), Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Uranus and Neptune. Then the wayward Marduk was pulled into our system. Marduk threw Pluto off its orbit (sending it to its current place as our system’s outermost planet) and smashed into Tiamat. The result of this collision created the Earth and the Asteroid Belt.

Rocket Ships
One of the issues I have with Sitchin’s reading of the ancient texts is his interpretation of them in light of 20th century technology. One of the main sources of Sitchin’s astronaut theory is that Sumerian symbology points to the idea that the Mardukians traveled back and forth between Marduk and Earth using rocket ships that were “chariots of fire.”

The symbols that Sitchin identifies look like pointed, multi-stage rockets, often with fire shooting out the back ends.

I have a hard time believing that extraterrestrials with the ability to supposedly genetically create Mankind were saddled by combustible fuel technology. Although we’ve made significant advances to combustible fuel technology over the past 150 years, it is still a 150-year-old technology. And the only reason we are still saddled with this archaic technology is because alternative propulsion systems have been suppressed by the global cabal that aims to keep us addicted to petroleum.

The Soul
And then there’s the question of the soul. The Mardukians may have the means to genetically modify DNA, but do they have the means to spiritually endow Humanity with souls?

I think not.

In fact, Sitchin, in my opinion, is hamstrung by the same handicap as Darwin. Both fail to see a Universe endowed with consciousness. Both see the Universe from a materialistic perspective in which we evolved consciousness as a result of evolving matter. I disagree with this concept. We are, rather, beings of Light, eternal sparks of the Source that have descended into the material plane.

When we die, is it our Mardukian overlords that await us on the spiritual plane?

I doubt it.

The 12th Planet also makes no mention of our Lemurian and Atlantean heritage. In fact, I would suggest that it serves the Mardukian agenda for Humanity’s memory of our Lemurian and Atlantean past to remain severed. And the stories told in the ancient Sumerian tablets do just that. They replace our actual pre-diluvian history with a history of their own making – a new history that places the Mardukians as the creators of Mankind.

Humanity’s Story
Despite my doubts, I’m confident that there is an enormous amount to learn from decoding, deciphering, interpreting and understanding the ancient Sumerian, Akkadian and Babylonian texts.

But it is only one part of the story.

The Mardukians may very well be the force behind the global cabal that aims to enslave mankind this very day. And to understand fully what kind of situation we are in, I’m confident that it will take a deep understanding of whence we came.

The Unseen Hand

The Unseen Hand
by A. Ralph Epperson

I’m not one that needs to be convinced of a global New World Order conspiracy. I already know it exists. I see it and feel it creep into every aspect of our daily lives – into the corporate control of our political system, corporate control of the global food supply, the introduction of a menagerie of toxic chemicals into processed foods, the spraying of pesticides, the chemtrails, the mind control propaganda fed to us on television, and on and on. So I’m going into The Unseen Hand: An Introduction to the Conspiratorial View of History knowing full well that the Conspiracy already exists.

The Unseen Hand was not a book that was originally on my reading list. I had been ruing the demise of the local independent bookstores, and had been in a conversation with a business associate who shared my feelings. Although we both agreed that the Internet has brought us the ease of finding whatever books we choose, he made a point that without the local bookstore there is no more browsing the shelves. You have to know what you’re looking for, he contended, instead of stumbling upon some gem by chance because it shared the shelf of a particular choice topic. Although I didn’t agree one hundred percent with his sentiment, I did see his point. So it was with this background that I went into a local independent bookstore that I had only recently discovered existed. The bookstore is called Alias, and it is literally the last of its kind in my area.

Inside of Alias, I found they had a thickly stocked section of esoteric books – most of which I couldn’t afford. But I had to buy something. I had to support the local bookstore. And at 400+ pages, The Unseen Hand seemed like a pretty interesting trove of information.

An Introduction
Author A. Ralph Epperson makes it clear in the subtitle that this book is an “introduction.” It is rife with information, but it is an overview of his research into the research of others. And the important point there is that few of his sources are primary sources. So although the footnotes are 30 pages long, the pages are filled with non-primary sources – often American Opinion and The Review of the News (two publications published by the John Birch Society.) Nevertheless, the timeline in Unseen Hand spans from the founding of America to the 1980s (this edition was published in 1994). So, understandably, it’s a lot of conspiracy to cover.

The Point of View
Another important point to consider (when reading any book) is the point of view from which the author’s voice originates. It soon became clear to me that Epperson is a religious man, a Christian, whose views are shaped by what he sees as the Conspiracy’s goal to snuff out God and religion.

The Conspiracy
Epperson sees the Conspiracy as a communist/socialist plot to destroy individuality, property ownership, God and our republican form of government and replace it with a totalitarian form rule. He begins the book by explaining the freedom that this nation’s founding fathers wrote into the founding documents and then continues to examine how the “money power” has stealthily infiltrated the system, using its influence to control economic booms and busts, foment wars and create problems to which it then offers solutions that ultimately result in further consolidation of the Conspiracy’s power.

And he’s right.

From the American Revolution to the Civil War to the Federal Reserve, World Wars 1 & 2, the sweep of communism through Cuba and South America, the atomic bomb and the infiltration of our political system by groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission, Epperson details how the money power has undermined us, curtailed us and has kept us fighting amongst ourselves all the while crushing us under an oppressive system of ever-increasing debt.

World War II
I think among the more interesting points in the book are the events following World War II. America and its allies had just given everything they had to fight the good fight and keep fascist totalitarianism from sweeping through Europe. And then following the war, the Allies freely gave Russia the green light to sweep communist totalitarianism through Eastern Europe.

Assessment
Some may view the Conspiracy as simply the invention of the paranoid. I don’t. I’ve investigated it enough to know that not only is it real, but it infects every aspects of the average sleepwalker’s life. And if you don’t have your eye on the Conspiracy, then you are a sleepwalker.

And when I say “every aspect” I mean every aspect. I don’t believe, as Epperson contends, that the Conspiracy means to destroy God and religion. Rather, it aims to control it, just as it aims to control everything else. The Conspiracy funds both sides of every war. It funds both sides of every issue. It most likely funded and had a back-door involvement in the recent Occupy movement – along with the Anonymous Hacker phenomenon. Since the Conspiracy prints our money and puts us in debt for its creation, it has a limitless supply of funds. And it uses them.

I do not believe, as Epperson contends, that the Conspiracy meant to supplant American democracy with communism. Rather, it meant to create and foment communism as the enemy of capitalism so we would be in a state of never-ending conflict. And as communism faded, the Conspiracy brought us terrorism.

Because we must always have an enemy to fight if they are to control us.

Human Devolution

Human Devolution
by Michael Cremo

The Man Behind the Book
In the mid 199o’s, author and researcher Michael Cremo published Forbidden Archaeology, a hefty tome that documents archaeological evidence for extreme human antiquity.

“The evidence shows,” writes Cremo, on page 17 of Human Devolution, “that anatomically modern humans existed millions of years ago.”

The evidence to which Cremo refers is documented in his 900+ page book, Forbidden Archaeology. Human Devolution is the follow-up book. Forbidden Archaeology documents, in a scientific manner, case after case in which archaeological discoveries have shattered mainstream archaeological theories. However, these discoveries are then neatly swept under the carpet to prevent our accepted theories from becoming messy.

But Cremo documents – extensively – that the truth is messy when scientists attempt to stuff inaccurate theories into a box that is then presented to us as truth. The truth, as any esoteric reader will affirm, is not what is presented by the mainstream.

Following the publication of Forbidden Archaeology, many chided Cremo for only presenting the evidence. Cremo offered no explanation, at the time, as to what it all means. What exactly is the true story of ancient humanity if archaeology is showing that human history potentially spans millions of years? Human Devolution is where Cremo offers his interpretation.

The Vedas
The sub-head of Human Devolution reads “A Vedic Alternative to Darwin’s Theory.” Cremo is referring to ancient Hindu writings called the Vedas.

“Evidence for extreme human antiquity is consistent with the ancient Vedic literature of India. This literature includes a group of writings called the Puranas, or histories. The Puranas inform us that humans have existed for vast periods of cyclical time. The basic unit of this cyclical time is the day of Brahma. The day of Brahma lasts for 4,320,000,000 years.

Cremo uses the ancient Hindu writings as a basis for his interpretation of archaeological findings that don’t mesh with the currently accepted norms of theory. Cremo suggests that humanity did not evolve (or ascend) from apes. We devolved (or descended) from spirit.

Fallen Angels
Cremo’s idea that we are angels ourselves, in no way substantially different than the angels that might surround us on the etheric planes (except that we are having physical experiences in 3-D reality), is consistent with the esoteric belief that humanity is the result of ancient angelic beings merging their spirit forms into the lower vibrational material world – pushing their spirit into matter. This idea is consistent with a book previously reviewed on this blog, The Lemurian Scrolls.

Cremo, however, approaches the subject from a scientific and cross-cultural standpoint. His target readers are generally from the scientific world, so we get page after page of one example after another in support of his general thesis. This makes the book a very dry read. Nevertheless, Cremo’s exhaustive research into mind, matter and consciousness, into hidden corners of archaeological discoveries, into the worlds of apparitions, angels and aliens, and through a cross-cultural examination of the cosmic hierarchy makes Human Devolution a read that’s heavy with information.

Tales of Ancient Egypt

Edgar Cayce’s Tales of Ancient Egypt
by John Van Auken

Students of esoterica know that the history of humanity stretches far beyond the 6,000 years of common knowledge. Beyond the dynastic period of ancient Egypt, beyond Babylon and Sumeria – most likely to the sunken continents of Atlantis and Lemuria. And it’s likely that the seeds of who we are that were sown so long ago originated from beyond this planet.

Edgar Cayce’s Tales of Ancient Egypt, as interpreted and related by Cayce scholar John Van Auken, takes us to the period of ancient Egypt’s birth and paints an in-depth portrait of the spiritual and political side of its origins.

The Men Behind the Book
John Van Auken has been studying Cayce’s voluminous readings for the past 40 years, specializing in the ancient mysteries and lost civilizations. Auken is also a director at Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.). Auken has also written From Karma to Grace (a book on spiritual living based on Cayce’s readings) and Edgar Cayce and the Kabbalah. Cayce’s readings, which were transcribed while Cayce was in a trance state accessing the Akashic Records, are often filled with archaic and confusing language. Cayce’s readings are usually not easily understood. Having a Cayce scholar like Auken who is not only well-versed in Cayce’s readings but also the ancient civilizations about which Cayce speaks makes Auken an invaluable resource in making sense of Cayce’s readings – which may very well be some of the most important, if not entirely prophetic, body of work of the last 100 years.

Edgar Cayce grew up a simple, rural man who lived in the late 19th and early 20th Century. He became well known as the “sleeping prophet” for his ability to fall into a trance state and access information from a higher dimensional state. During his trances, he gave medical information to those who were sick, giving them the information necessary to heal. He gave information to oil prospectors that helped them determine where to drill. Because his readings were so accurate and because he had such success, particularly in healing the sick, Cayce became one of the world’s most renowned psychics. During Cayce’s readings, his wife was the intermediary between the clients and Cayce. She asked the questions on the client’s behalf. Starting in 1923, Cayce hired a secretary who began transcribing his readings. Today, 14,000 of Cayce’s readings are stored and available at the A.R.E. in Virginia Beach (as well as online and on disc).

Among Cayce’s most interesting readings are those involving spirituality, Atlantis and ancient mysteries.

Tales of Ancient Egypt
The book begins with the story of how ancient Egypt was first populated by Nubians, then peacefully “invaded” by 900 survivors of the Atlantean destruction who descended from a mountainous region of Turkey and met with a population that was well taken care of by the river Nile and preferred to make a peaceful co-existence with the newcomers. The high priest of the Atlanteans was Ra-Ta, a previous incarnation of Cayce’s.

The destruction of Atlantis signaled the end of humanity’s First Creation and the beginning of the Second Creation. The planet was nearly wiped clean of humans and the mission in those days was to repopulate the planet. Many in these ancient times still retained the Law of One philosophy of our ancestors – the idea that we are a single consciousness having individual experiences as we evolve our way back to Source. But as is also foretold by the Hindu Yuga cycle, humanity was falling into a period of extreme duality. Good and evil. Our Law of One-ness would be replaced by division, separateness, other-ness, us-versus-them. (We are now coming out of this period as the veil over the truth of who we are is being lifted.)

Auken goes on to tell Cayce’s tales of the more important figures in Egypt’s pre-Dynastic era, often intertwining Egyptian gods into the story.

Hermes-Thoth
Auken mentions that the character of Hermes-Thoth is a difficult one to pinpoint in history – and he is right on. Thoth is an extremely confusing character – appearing in Egypt as Thoth, in Greece as Hermes and in Rome as Mercury. Auken notes that Thoth has been identified at times as Enoch. And apparently one Cayce reading identifies Thoth as a prior incarnation of Jesus. All very confusing indeed. But one consistency I’ve found is that Cayce identifies Thoth as the builder of the Great Pyramid. Drunvalo Melchizedek also claims this is so.

The Mysteries
The first half of Tales details the lives of a number of pre-Dynastic characters – like Ra-Ta and others who surrounded him (and who reincarnated with Edgar Cayce to be his close friends, family and wife). The second half of the book delves into Cayce’s readings that deal with some of the mysteries of ancient Egypt. These subjects deal with ancient flight and caches of prehistoric records buried near the Sphinx on the Giza Plateau as well as prophecies that were built into the physical character of the Great Pyramid. Equally as fascinating is Cayce’s tales of where Jesus spent his so-called missing years – studying in India and training for higher states of consciousness within the Great Pyramid.

The Three Chambers
Auken does a noble job of making sense of a period of human history that is shrouded in mystery. But perhaps one day will come when we will know beyond a shadow of a doubt what our true history and heritage is.

A most curious piece of information in the Cayce collection of psychic discourses is his claim that there are three hidden chambers on this planet containing stone tablets upon which Atlanteans wrote a prehistoric story of a time when human spirits began to enter material bodies. He said that the stone tablets document millions of years of semi-physical activity in the mythological lands of Mu, Lemuria, Atlantis, Og, Oz, Zu and others. The stones tell of a time when the life forces of the godlings of the Creator were attempting to manifest themselves in this three-dimensional world from multidimensional realms beyond our normal perception. These ancient beings retained their immortality and projected into matter from out of what we would consider to be pure energy or spirit. They were soul-minds and could push their consciousness into matter or withdraw into higher dimensions at will …

According to Cayce, the three record chambers containing these ancient stone recorders are located in three separate locations on the planet. One is under the waters near the Bahamian island of Bimini near the Gulf Stream in a sunken Atlantean temple. Another is underground near the Sphinx in Giza, Egypt. The third is beneath an over-hanging temple in the Mayan lands …

Cayce stated, “as time draws nigh when changes are to come about, there may be the opening of those three places where the records are one, to those that are the initiates in the knowledge of the One God …”

We are aspects of that One God.

Life After Life

Life After Life
by Raymond A. Moody, Jr., M.D.

Although Raymond Moody’s Life After Life probably doesn’t fall under the classic definition of “esoterica,” this book, along with Brian Weiss’s Many Lives, Many Masters (see previous post, here), helped profoundly shift my generally materialistic paradigm into far more spiritual view of the world. Many Lives, Many Masters opened the doors to the idea of reincarnation via one doctor’s story of hypnotically regressing his patient to her past lives. Life After Life approached the topic of past lives from a scientific standpoint, by examining the stories told by those who had returned from near death experiences.

If the near death experience and reincarnation are already old hat for you, then you’re already beyond this book. But for those who are awakening to a greater spiritual reality, this book throws the door wide open in regards to what we can expect when we die.

First published in 1975, Life After Life details one case after another in which individuals experience physical death, float above and beyond the physical plane, then encounter a number of different spiritual events. Few near death experiences are exactly the same, but Moody uses his trove of different cases to find where they are similar.

The Experience of Dying
Moody constructs what he calls the “complete” experience which embodies all of the common elements from his case books.

* Hearing the News: prior to leaving the body, the dying person often hears the pronouncement that he/she is dead

* Feelings of Peace and Quiet

* The Noise: unusual auditory sensations

* The Dark Tunnel: the feeling of being pulled rapidly through a dark space

* Out of Body: following the “tunnel”, the dying person has the first encounter with being outside his/her body

* Meeting Others: other spiritual beings often appear to help ease the transition to the afterlife (or inform the person that it is not yet their time to die)

* The Being of Light: the dying person encounters a loving being of pure white light (often interpreted in various ways depending on the person’s corporeal religion)

* The Review: the dying person undergoes a life review. This is a non-judgmental review intended to promote self-reflection.

35+ Years Later
It’s almost 40 years since Moody first published Life After Life, and the book is as poignant now as ever. It is possible to know what to expect upon death – at least the first few events. And I can only imagine that after learning what Moody has to teach, a person will invariably begin to lead a better and richer life.

Many Lives, Many Masters

Many Lives, Many Masters
by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.

The Man Behind the Book
Brian Weiss is a psychiatrist whose practice in the 1970s involved hypnotically regressing people to their childhoods in order to help heal the issues they have in their present lives. But in 1980 when a patient named Catherine began treatment, Weiss’s world changed forever. Unwittingly, Weiss regressed Catherine beyond childhood … all the way back to numerous lives she had previously lived. It was unexpected. He had never done that before. And the true story that unfolds imparts timeless spiritual wisdom.

The Masters
Among the most engaging aspects of the book are the regressions to the periods of time between Catherine’s lives. It is the period of time when the soul goes into a rest period, sort of like a spiritual sleep. It is when the soul enters a “state of renewal.” When Weiss regressed Catherine to these in between states, the Masters would often begin to channel through her and deliver powerful spiritual messages.

We go through so many stages when we’re here. We shed a baby body, go into a child’s, from child to an adult, an adult into old age. Why shouldn’t we go one step beyond and shed the adult body and go on to a spiritual plane? That is what we do. We don’t just stop growing; we continue to grow. When we get to the spiritual plane, we keep growing there, too. We go through different stages of development. When we arrive, we’re burned out. We have to go through a renewal stage, a learning stage, and a stage of decision. We decide when we want to return, where, and for what reasons. Some choose not to come back. They choose to go on to another stage of development. And they stay in spirit form … some for longer than others before they return. It is all growth and learning … continuous growth. Our body is just a vehicle for us while we’re here. It is our soul and our spirit that last forever.

Reincarnation
For those who are more spiritually advanced, Many Lives, Many Masters is a bit novice. But this book was my introduction to the concept of reincarnation. And it is presented in such a compelling way that I could not put this book down until I had absorbed every single message that the Masters had to teach. By the time I was done, there was no doubt in my mind that our souls live on forever. And once I had accepted this concept, the doors of esoterica were thrust wide open.

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