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The “Jesus of History” vs the “Jesus of Faith” part 3:3 – The Book of Enoch

Enoch was a name given to an ancient Jewish text that was written, according to religious historian Michael Baigent, by several authors. It stands as a testament to prior mystical traditions influencing Judaism, although many Jewish rabbis would not accept it. Early Christians in Ethiopia, on the other hand, accepted it as part of the Old Testament, especially the parts that tell of the coming of Jesus and a reference to it in the New Testament in a Letter of Jude (14). Ultimately, the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325 sidelined the Book of Enoch and it was eventually banned by late-fourth and early-fifth-century theologians such as Jerome and Augustine.

According to Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, Enoch was the seventh generation of Adam and Eve and the father of Methuselah, who lived 969 years and was the grandfather of Noah. In those days it was common to live several hundred years. Enoch didn’t hang around quit as long. As the story goes, “And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” (Genesis 5:23-24). The story of Enoch, of course, is a travelogue of his visit to heaven–which greatly influenced the writers of the New Testament and contributed to much of the dogma of Christianity and especially Catholicism.

Michael Baigent gives a brief summary of Enoch’s visit to heaven in his book The Jesus Papers–Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History:

[The Book of Enoch] uses many of the motifs that are now familiar to us: Enoch has a visionary dream (13:8); he asks for an explanation of the Tree of Life (25:1-3); he mentions three eastern portals through which stars pass on the eastern horizon (36:3), in accordance with the Babylonian and Assyrian astrolabes, which date from around 1100 B.C.; and he also speaks of the actions of men as being weighed in the balance, like the Egyptian concept of afterlife judgment (41:1).

We are once again on familiar ground: we have esoteric matters taught to a seeker by means of dream visions of the Far-World—and in a Jewish context. As we have seen, these dream visions occur as part of an initiation, and the dreamer goes to a quiet, dark place, such as a cave or a temple crypt, and uses the techniques he or she has been taught to enter the stillness from which the Far-World is accessible. So we would expect, somewhere in the Book of Enoch, to find a reference to the experiential, the initiatory. We are not disappointed. (underscores mine)

“And it came to pass,” the text explains,”‘that my spirit was translated and it ascended into the heavens: and I saw the holy sons of God” (Enoch 71: 1). This report has all the appearance of being an account of something that truly occurred to the writer—a mystical experience that could be induced by someone seeking initiation into the esoteric tradition of Judaism.

Enoch was taken up “from amongst those who dwell on the earth … he was raised aloft on the chariots of the spirit” (Enoch 70:2).  This image seems to be a Judaic equivalent of the Egyptian winged Ba. But there is no doubt that this event concerned an initiation, since the text explains what happened to Enoch after he had been raised to heaven but before his spirit became transfigured:

“And the angel Michael seized me by my right hand, and lifted me up and led me forth into all the secrets, and he showed me all the secrets of righteousness. And he showed me all the secrets of the ends of the heaven.” (Enoch 71:3 – 4)

The anonymous ancient writer continues, describing what then occurred: “And I fell on my face,” he recounts, “and my whole body became relaxed, and my spirit was transfigured” (71:11).

This is precisely the type of experience that we would expect to find among the Therapeutae, for example. And crucially, just in case we have failed to spot it, the text makes a point of explaining that this ascent into the heavens occurred while Enoch was still living – as the text puts it, “during his lifetime.” This is virtually identical to the explanation in the Egyptian Pyramid Texts that the king has “not departed dead” but has “departed alive.” It is hard not to see the two statements as describing an essentially similar experience, an experience deriving from an initiation into the mysteries of the Far-World.

These visionary texts cannot be any other than records of initiations—records gathered together under the name of Enoch in much the same way as in Egypt those attributed to Hermes Trismegistus were collected together in the Books of Hermes.

I don’t agree with the author’s conclusion that Enoch’s visit to heaven was an “initiation into the mysteries of the Far-World.” We’re talking about several thousands of years before the Egyptian Mystery Schools even existed. I rather attribute Enoch’s visit to the realms of light to the fact that heaven was still accessible by virtue of the yet uncluttered veil between heaven and earth in human consciousness and to certain vibrational factors that were still in place at the time that made visits Home possible. It rather seems more likely that this ancient story played an inspirational and intriguing role in the Egyptian’s efforts to visit the Far-World themselves, just as Enoch reportedly had done. Again, looking back to ancient times and events and attempting to understand and interpret them using a much evolved (or devolved) state of consciousness and set of values, is presumptuous at best and misdirecting at worst.

Given the visionary nature of this text, it is, at first sight, curious to discover that seven pieces of the Book of Enoch form part of the Dead Sea Scrolls. All were found in 1952 in the Qumran cave in the marl cliff face near the ruins of the community, now called Cave 4. So, on the face of it, it seems as though the Zealot group that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls and was so important a part of Jesus’s political milieu and the messianic Jewish group that gave rise to Christianity were both well aware of the Book of Enoch. But an analysis of it reveals an interesting fact.

The Book of Enoch, as we have said, is a compilation of texts from different authors. In fact, scholars have separated the text into five sections, each distinctive and different from the others. The section that contains the report of the mystical ascent and transfiguration is the second section, which is also known as “the Parables.” This mystical, initiatory section is completely absent from the texts found at Qumran.

The Dead Sea Scroll texts contain fragments, written in Aramaic, from sections one, four, and five only of the Book of Enoch. Not only is the mystical section missing, but so too is the following section on astronomical and calendar matters — in particular, the section providing the basis of the solar calendar, which, we will remember, was evidently used in the Jewish Temple of Onias in the Egyptian delta.

We can see here the same clash of traditions that we find expressed in the story of Jesus when he rejects the Zealot position on the payment of taxes to the emperor. Jesus took a mystical approach; the Zealots took a worldly approach. The Zealot Book of Enoch clearly rejects this mystical approach. This stands in further evidence that — as we have said before — Jesus could not have learned his skills among the Zealots of Galilee.

Mystical texts like the Book of Enoch, texts that would have been very dear to the Therapeutae, would also have been very dear to those who taught Jesus. With the Book of Enoch, we finally have a text that appears to issue directly from the Jewish milieu within which Jesus was nurtured and from a group concerned with initiation into secret teachings, with an ascent to heaven, and with an experience of the Divine Light. Of this there can be no doubt, for according to the Book of Enoch (96:3), “A bright light shall enlighten you.”

All of this, of course, is supposition and speculation on the part of Michael Baigent, admittedly so.  Joseph B. Lumpkin, author of The Books of Enoch published in 2009, shares some interesting insight into this ancient story and the book itself:

Of all the books quoted, paraphrased, or referred to in the Bible, the Book of Enoch has influenced the writers of the Bible as few others have. Even more extensively than in the Old Testament, the writers of the New Testament were frequently influenced by other writings, including the Book of Enoch. However, things are never easy when such a span of time is involved. Over the elapsed two-thousand years, three major works attributed to Enoch have been discovered. . . .

. . . However, recent discoveries of copies of the book among the Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran prove the book was in existence long before the time of Jesus Christ. These scrolls force a closer look and reconsideration. It becomes obvious that the New Testament did not influence the Book of Enoch; on the contrary, the Book of Enoch influenced the New Testament. The date of the original writing upon which the second century B.C. Qumran copies were based is shrouded in obscurity. Likewise lost are the sources of the oral traditions that came to be the Book of Enoch.

It has been largely the opinion of historians that the book does not really contain the authentic words of the ancient Enoch, since he would have lived several thousand years earlier than the first known appearance of the book attributed to him. However, the first century Christians accepted the Book of Enoch as inspired, if not authentic. They relied on it to understand the origin and purpose of many things, from angels to wind, sun, and stars. In fact, many of the key concepts used by Jesus Christ himself seem directly connected to terms and ideas in the Book of Enoch.

It is hard to avoid the evidence that Jesus not only studied the book, but also respected it highly enough to allude to its doctrine and content. Enoch is replete with mentions of the coming kingdom and other holy themes. It was not only Jesus who quoted phrases or ideas from Enoch, there are over one hundred comments in the New Testament which find precedence in the Book of Enoch.

Other evidence of the early Christians’ acceptance of the Book of Enoch was for many years buried under the King James Bible’s mistranslation of Luke 9:35, describing the transfiguration of Christ: “And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, ‘This is my beloved Son. Hear him.'” Apparently the translator here wished to make this verse agree with a similar verse in Matthew and Mark. But Luke’s verse in the original Greek reads: “This is my Son, the Elect One (from the Greek ho eklelegmenos, lit., “the elect one”). Hear him.” The “Elect One” is a most significant term (found fourteen times) in the Book of Enoch. If the book was indeed known to the apostles of Christ, with its abundant descriptions of the Elect One who should “sit upon the throne of glory” and the Elect One who should “dwell in the midst of them;” then the great scriptural authenticity is justly accorded to the Book of Enoch when the “voice out of the cloud” tells the apostles, “This is my Son, the Elect One,”… the one promised in the Book of Enoch. . . .

. . . . The Books of Enoch, and especially 1 Enoch, seems to be a missing link between Jewish and Christian theology and is considered by many to be more Christian in its theology than Jewish. It was considered scripture by many early Christians. The literature of the church fathers is filled with references to this book. The early second century apocryphal book of the Epistle of Barnabus makes many references and quotes from the Book of Enoch. Second and third century church fathers like Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Origin and Clement of Alexandria all seemed to have accepted Enoch as authentic. Tertullian (160-230 A.D.) even called the Book of Enoch, “Holy Scripture”. The Ethiopian Coptic Church holds the Book of Enoch as part of its official spiritual canon. It was widely known and read the first three centuries after Christ. This and many other books became discredited after the Council of Laodicea. And being under ban of the authorities, it gradually disappeared from circulation.

In 1773, rumors of a surviving copy of the book drew Scottish explorer James Bruce to distant Ethiopia. He found the Book of Enoch had been preserved by the Ethiopian church, which put it right alongside the other books of the Bible.

What emphasizes itself to me in all of this is the longing in the human heart to return Home to an Edenic heaven we somehow lost sight and experience of, and the human mind’s futile endeavors to devise ways of exploring higher levels of consciousness, as exemplified, for example, in the mind-altering drug culture. We rather believe that heaven is “up there” somewhere in the heavens, whereas Jesus clearly stated that the kingdom of heaven is within us and all around us–and that will be the topic of my next post in this series. Until then,

Be love. Be loved.

Antony

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The “Jesus of History” Vs the “Jesus of Faith” part 2: The Missing Years pg 2

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“WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT JESUS IS WRONG?” – From the cover of Michael Baigent’s book THE JESUS PAPERS – Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History.  Michael Baigent is a religious historian and leading expert in the field of arcane knowledge.

Jesus and Egyptian Mysticism

The Egyptian Mystery Schools were not about cloaking the truth of God in mystery so as to hide it from the uninitiated layman, as a reader recently alluded to in a comment on my last post. Or was it? There does seem to have been a certain secrecy about the “initiation” process which introduced one to Egyptian mysticism.

Now, there’s a word that could use some cleaning up. Mysticism need not imply a cloaking of truth in the illusory clouds of mystery. On the contrary, mysticism dates back to ancient times as a doctrine or belief that one can obtain communion with God, have a direct experience of the Divine Source of Life itself, through contemplation and meditation – “and love without the medium of human reason,” the New World Dictionary adds in its first definition of the word. It’s only the third option that defines mysticism as “vague, obscure, or confused thinking or belief.” The second option defines mysticism as “any doctrine that asserts the possibility of attaining knowledge of spiritual truths through intuition acquired by fixed meditation.” A mystic is a person who has found a spiritual path that takes him/her directly into the Light of the Divine Presence.  This is what Egyptian Mysticism was reportedly all about. So, why would Jesus not be interested in exploring Egyptian mysticism?

According to Michael Baigent, Jesus was more a mystic than a messiah — in the sense that he opened a pathway to the “Kingdom of Heaven” that is within us and all around us for everyone.  He knew the Way.  According to the Gospels, he reportedly said “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Where did he learn the “way” to the spirit world of heaven? Had he mastered Egyptian mysticism?

The “Master”

An essential aspect of the Master’s miraculous healings – and I call Jesus Master with purpose – was in the way he reached out to touch people where they were, not requiring them in any way whatsoever to rise up to where he was in order for him to heal them. These people had been led by the God of Abraham and of Isaac to their City of Habitation in Jerusalem. The Prophets of the Old Testament had foretold that a messiah would come and restore Israel and deliver its people from the bondage of the powers that were at the time, which was the Roman Empire. Jesus knew that and he respected their belief in a messiah – so much so that he took on the role of that messiah in order to touch them where they were in their state of expectancy. He rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, as we saw earlier, in order to fulfill the prophecy and satisfy their expectancy, an event Catholics celebrate even to this day on Palm Sunday. Where did he learn his mastery?

According to Michael Baigent, Jesus was taken by his parents to Egypt where he grew up and spent eighteen years studying Jewish law and the Sacred Scriptures in preparation for his public ministry among the Jews in Galilee and Judea. I resonate with his scenario for the simple reason that it would seem necessary that Jesus fully understand the task he was about to take on with a people steeped in tradition and scriptural beliefs. But beyond his education into the beliefs and traditions of the Jewish people, I see no heresy in allowing that Jesus may have explored the mysticism of the Egyptian people. After all, he came to minister to the entire world and not just to the Jewish people. His deep passion was to lead all souls back to the path that leads to the Kingdom of Heaven – which he said on many occasions, according to the record, is “within.” To enter the kingdom of heaven, one has to turn around, the literal meaning of “repent,” and look within oneself to find the “way” in.

The Egyptian mystics had found a doorway to that kingdom, only they called it the “Far World.” And here is where Baigent treads on sacred beliefs. Dare he, dare I, even consider the possibility that Jesus explored and underwent training in the mysticism of the Mystery Schools of Egypt? Yes, Egypt was a “‘land-of-darkness’ – or the state-of-darkened consciousness, gross darkness,” as a reader characterized Egypt in his comment on my last post. However, there was a light shining in the gross darkness of Egypt in a community of holy men and women.

The Therapeutae

I would like to turn now and consider a contemplative community of healers with whom Jesus may well have lived and studied. Baigent writes about them in his book. I will share the entire story with you mostly in the author’s own words, words that drew me out with a deep sense of deja vu.

On a low hill in southern Egypt, situated between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Maryut just southwest of Alexandria, lived a small community of Jewish philosophers.  Being situated between two bodies of water, they benefited from the fresh breeze of cool and healthy sea air that swept over the limestone spur.  In an atmosphere of peace and “relative security” in this rural setting with nearby  villas and towns, they lived a contemplative lifestyle. As Baigent describes it best, I will let him tell the story, which is largely based on accounts written by Philo of Alexandria and a couple of other historians.

This community was given the name of Therapeutae, which, as Philo explains, carries both the sense of healing – not only of the body but also of the soul – and a sense of worship. Therapeutae worship centered on the “Self-Existent” – a belief in the One Divine Reality, never created but eternal. This was a concept of divinity far beyond the capability of language to describe.

In one important way, the Therapeutae were very different from the other dedicated groups Philo describes, such as the Essenes. Among the Therapeutae, women were admitted as equal members and participated fully in the spiritual life of the community. By contrast, the Essenes, according to Philo, Josephus, and Pliny, were proud of the fact that they excluded women; women, they believed, were a distraction. We should recall here the inclusive attitude of Jesus toward the women in his entourage and the criticism that this engendered among some of his male disciples in the Gospels, for there have been many questionable attempts to ally Jesus with the Essenes.

Comprised of upper well-educated upper class elite from Alexandria who had divested themselves of all worldly possessions, the Therapeutae’s communal life was one of simplicity – and they were not the only group in all of Egypt that followed a contemplative lifestyle.  They were, however, the only group representing a “Jewish version of a widespread mystical tradition that found expression in all lands.” Baigent gives another distinguishing characteristic of this group.

The implication of the Therapeutae’s inclusion of women, however, is that when a group is dedicated to the contemplation of the highest experience of the soul – to that sight of the soul “which alone gives a knowledge of truth and falsehood” – the gender of the worshiper is irrelevant. This may seem self-evident to us today, but in the world of Philo and Jesus this concept was truly revolutionary.

The Therapeutae were mystics and visionaries: “It is well,” Philo writes, “that the Therapeutae, a people always taught from the first to use their sight, should desire the vision of the Existent and soar above the sun of our senses.”

Members of the Therapeutae wanted to have a direct vision of reality – or of the “Self- Existent,” to use Philo’s term – in order to experience what truly exists behind the rough-and-tumble world of this transitory life. This too was the aim of many groups operating in the classical world, especially in those great and secret cults called “the Mysteries.” Here we appear to have a Jewish version, seeking the same end, but operating in a much simpler manner within the Jewish tradition.

The Therapeutae prayed at dawn and sunset. During the day they would read the holy texts, but rather than taking these as the history of the Jewish nation, they understood them as allegory. According to Philo, they considered the literal text a symbol of something hidden that they could find only if they looked for it.

Every seven days they would gather together and hear a talk by one of the senior members; every fifty days they would have a major assembly where they would all put on white robes, eat a simple sacred meal, and form a choir, men and women together, to sing hymns with complex rhythms and vocal parts. This festival would continue all night until dawn, revealing the solar nature of their worship: “They stand with their faces and whole body turned to the east and when they see the sun rising they stretch their hands up to heaven and pray for bright days and knowledge of the truth.’?”

Clearly this is a very different type of Judaism, one that does not depend upon temple worship at all. In Therapeutae worship, which has a very Pythagorean tinge, there is no concern with the cult of Judaism, which was so important to the priests in the temples of Jerusalem and the Egyptian delta, or with the purity of the high priests serving that cult, which was of such concern to the Zealots, or with the coming of the Messiah of the Line of David. For both male and female members of the Therapeutae, there was simply the possibility of a visionary experience of Divinity.

Their kingdom was truly not of this world: Jesus would have approved.

There is one further implication of the Therapeutae’s beliefs that warrants more discussion, and that is the practice of treating the entire Old Testament as symbolic. They would have read all the messianic predictions made by the prophets symbolically.  There would have been no reason in their minds for an actual messiah to come to liberate Israel; there would have been no reason for Jesus to be the actual king and high priest; the oracular pronouncements of the messiah would have been simply symbolic of something deeper and more mysterious. We have seen before how the “Star” is a symbol of the messiah, but can we now take this concept a little further? Can we see the statement by Peter in the New Testament as reflecting this kind of speculation, albeit in a Christian context? Could the phrase “Let the Day Star rise in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19) be interpreted as an encouragement to let the mystic light rise from within?

With such attitudes apparently widespread, perhaps even common, it is no wonder that Judaism in Egypt, and Christianity afterwards, had a distinctively mystical quality: it was in Egypt that Christian monasticism first began; it was in Egypt at Nag Hammadi that someone hid the Gnostic texts, that collection of Christian and classical mystical texts – including one by Plato and one from the texts of Hermes Trismegistus, the Asclepius – that had been compiled and used by a desert monastery.

The Christian Church in Egypt had mystically minded figures even as late as the third century – theologians Clement of Alexandria and Origen, for example. We have Egyptian traditions leaking into Judaism from very early days – the times of Joseph and Moses – and in more recent times, as we see in the writings of Philo. In the midst of all this we have groups such as the Therapeutae working a mystical type of Judaism and the Temple of Onias maintaining the true Jewish Zadokite priesthood.

At this point one is tempted to ask “What was it about Egypt that gave this mystical focus to Judaism and the Christianity born out of it? What kind of soil were these foreign faiths growing in?”

The irony of these questions is that it was not so much the land that nourished these faiths as it was the sun, which poured out its life-giving sustenance from above. A clue lies in the fact that both the Therapeutae and the Jewish Zadokites adopted the solar calendar from the Egyptians, whose major deity, Ra, was in fact an expression of the sun as the source of life, the source of all creation. Texts reveal that the pharaoh, at least, sought mystical union with Ra as the “deepest fulfillment of our human divine nature.”

I find this to be a curiously significant aspect of Egyptian Mysticism, as the sun is the central focus of cosmic energy for our solar system – which I would rather call a “Solar Entity” to emphasize its living and breathing nature.  As we shall see in the next post, the Egyptians viewed the visible material world as the cloak of an invisible spiritual “Far World” which governed the world of form.  Their gods lived in that spiritual world.

Could it be that their worship of the sun was prompted by a latent subconscious memory of their origin in the sun. Yes, the sun, the Star at the center of our world.  Is our Judeo-Christian “Heaven” perhaps located in the cool center of our Star?  It that where God lives as the “Lord of lords” and “King of kings,” in his Kingdom that “is not of this world?”  Is the Sun the radiant outer garment of the LORD GOD Creator of our universe – the fire that burns and the light that glows – that gives evidence of the Presence of the One that dwells within – the” Shekinah”? A possibility upon which to meditate and ponder.

The profound mysticism that lay at the very heart of the Egyptian experience of reality clearly influenced many of the other faiths that had established themselves there. This Egyptian mysticism, which employed secret readings of myth and private rituals, often played out in secluded underground chambers and temples, professed to connect this world with the next, to connect heaven and earth.

The approach of the Egyptians was not a kind of philosophy, a speculation on divine possibilities, or a faith built solely upon the hope for a better life after death. The Egyptians were not only mystical but intensely practical. They did not want to talk about heaven, they wanted to go there. And return. Just like Lazarus in fact.

It’s time now to look at the hidden mysteries of Egypt.

Until my next post, when I will tell you about the mysteries of Egypt as Michael Baigent describes them.

Be love. Be loved.

Anthony Palombo

 

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Apocalypse of Light 2013: Russell’s Two-Way Universe. . . page 3, LIGHT

LIGHT, THE CREATOR

Sound has taken its long-deserved place in the healing field and as a vibrational tool for transformation.  Yet it is Light that works the subtle magic of transformation and creation.  Man would do well to understand the true nature of Light, as Light is the Creator. 

Walter Russell

Walter Russell

There is a statement in Walter Russell’s The Divine Iliad that describes how I feel when I open his books to read just a few dense pages at a time.  Somehow he has managed to craft words to convey his knowledge and new concepts of the Universe. I find myself greatly challenged to find words to adequately condense his thoughts and inspirations in a few blog posts. What I can and will do is use excerpts in order to preserve the author’s original meaning and expression. I can also recommend his books.  They are a treasure indeed, a feast for thought. I get the clear impression, however, that to understand where he’s coming from, one has to at least be open to that higher dimension from which he writes, if not enter it as well.  The words of this excerpt will clarify what I just wrote:

All knowledge existeth. All knowledge cometh to man in its season. Cosmic messengers periodically give to man such knowledge of My cosmos as man is able to comprehend, but that which he can bear is like unto a thimbleful out of the mighty ocean, for man is but beginning to comprehend. 

When man knoweth Light then he will know no limitation, but man must know the Light for himself and none there be who can make words of it, for Light knoweth Light and there need be no words.

Experience is the only real path to knowledge. Words that arise from experience are authentic symbols of the truth they are intended to convey.  Russell minces no words in telling it the way it really is, knowing full well that he’s contradicting the status quo of scientific thought. To follow up my last post, here are the basic misconceptions of science which Walter Russell examines and finds sorely lacking validity.  ____________________________________________________________________

BASIC MISCONCEPTIONS OF SCIENCE

I. MISCONCEPTION OF LIGHT

1. The cardinal error of science lies in shutting the Creator out of His Creation.

If we leave the Creator out of Creation, we cannot understand light, matter, energy, electricity, magnetism or atomic structure. 

If science knew what light actually IS, instead of the waves and corpuscles of incandescent suns which science now thinks it is, a new civilization would arise from that one fact alone.

Light is not waves which travel at 186,000 miles per second, which science says it is, — nor does light travel at all.

We talked about Russell’s view of cause and effect in the previous post. Cause relates to knowing, and effects relates to sensing.  The one is invisible, and the other visible.  So is it with light.  Light — so-called “electromagnetic radiation” — is invisible, cannot be seen with our physical eyes.  What we see that we call light is the reflection of the invisible radiation of light bouncing off of molecules, which are themselves created by light. Russell speaks in terms of what he terms “electric pressure.” The light of the sun, he explains, “is but an effect of one of the two equally-opposed electric pressure conditions which interweave this universe into visible solids and liquids surrounded by invisible gases of space.”  

These opposite electric pressure conditions that form the basis of the constitution of matter are “the compressed condition of gravity and the expanded condition of radiation pressure. These two electric conditions are the equal-and-opposite pressures which make motion imperative and without which motion is impossible.” They are positive and negative conditions, as he explains:

The positive electric condition compresses large volumes of light-waves into small volumes by winding them up centripetally into spiral vortices  by thrusting inward from without. That is what gravitation is.

The negative electric condition expands small volumes of light-waves into large volumes by unwinding them centrifugally into voiding equators where matter disappears. That is what radiation is. Radiation thrusts outwardly from within to depolarize matter and void motion.

The light of suns and the dark of space are but two opposite conditions of the same thing.  They interchange constantly. Each becomes the other sequentially.

This two-way balancing act reminds me of Mandelbot’s “interration” or looping effect he discovered in fractal geometry. The output of one operation becomes the input of another. The Mandelbot  Set may well be the “thumbprint of God” on creation. It graphically describes Russell’s “Two-Way Universe.”  Russell then goes on to show how God can be proven to exist in the laboratory, something that science denies is possible and, therefore, decided to excluded God in its considerations, leaving God to religion and spirituality.  Russell passionately fosters a marriage between science and spirituality, and paves the way for such a union to come about.

This decision is unfortunate for God IS provable by laboratory methods. The locatable motionless Light which man mistakenly calls magnetism is the invisible, but familiar, Light which God IS — and with it He controls His universe — as we shall see.

From the Divine Iliad these words speak to the identity of the Creator:

“I am LIGHT, but the Light which is Me is not the sensed light of the sensed universe of My creation. I, the Creator, think.  I think in two lights extended from the One Light of Me, yet those two lights are not Me, nor is My thinking Me.  Verily I say, I give to Me and I take away; for I am the Imaginer who builds image forms to tear apart to build anew. I am thinking Mind, forever thinking the changing image of My unchanging self.  My image changes ever with the changing of the two lights of My thinking, though I, My Self, change not. All things change, and their changing still images Me, yet they are not Me.”

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II. MISCONCEPTION OF ELECTO-MAGNETISM

2. The Einstein theory of the constitution of matter conceives this universe to be “one great ocean of electro-magnetism, out of which — and into which — flow the streams of gravitation, matter and energy.”

Radiation, the equal-and-opposite of gravitation, without which gravitation is impossible, is entirely ignored in this fantastic and unnatural concept. Equally fantastic is the claim of this theory that “it is possible to have gravitation without matter,” and “for space to exist without gravity or without matter.”

The weak point in this theory is the fact that electro-magnetism is not an existent force in Nature; nor are there electro-magnetic fields or magnetic fields. Wave fields are electric — exclusively electric.

God uses electricity exclusively to create this universe.  His only “tools” are two pairs of opposed spiral vortices. “One of these opposite pairs meets at apices [apexes] at wave amplitudes to create spheres of matter and the other opposed pair meets at cone bases upon wave axes to void both matter and motion.”   Russell describes these two opposed spiral voritces as the “giving and regiving” life-and-death cycles.  “Life is God’s gift to man,” he writes, “and death is man’s gift to God.”  We receive our bodies from God and when we’re finished our earthly journey we give them back to God to be recycled.  I like his perspective.

LOOPS OF FORCE IN AN ELECTRICAL CURRENT ARE WOUND UP CENTRIPETALLY, JUST AS SOLAR AND STELLAR SYSTEMS ARE WOUND UP IN THE HEAVENS. CENTRIFUGAL FORCE UNWINDS THEM FOR REWINDING AND REPETITION

LOOPS OF FORCE IN AN ELECTRICAL CURRENT ARE WOUND UP CENTRIPETALLY, JUST AS SOLAR AND STELLAR SYSTEMS ARE WOUND UP IN THE HEAVENS. CENTRIFUGAL FORCE UNWINDS THEM FOR REWINDING AND REPETITION

These two pairs of opposed electric spiral vortices are the basic units which create all matter. Together they form the electric waves of motion which create various pressure conditions which are needed to produce the many seemingly different elements of visible and invisible matter.

Electricity is divided into two equal-and-opposite forces which thrust away from each other to build this polarized universe.

When inability to thrust away from each other takes its sequential turn in the pulse of the universal heartbeat, depolarization voids all opposition. Thus this universe consists of cycles of life followed by death — growth followed by decay, and generation followed by radiation — each expressed simultaneously and repeated sequentially forever without end. 

That which science calls magnetism, and believes to be a force which has the power of lifting tons of steel, is God’s still Light which balances and controls the equality of electric division, but electricity alone performs all the work of this universe. The magnetic Light which controls the universal balance performs no work whatsoever. 

A bar magnet picks up nails because of the electric current which divided that steel into its activated polarized condition and not because of its focal poles of stillness which center its two activities. Even though the electric current has been withdrawn, the steel retains its electric activity for long periods and acts as though the current still remained.

As I understand it, the molecules in the steel bar have been polarized in one direction by the current of electricity, allowing energy to continue flowing through the bar magnet even after the electrical current has been withdrawn.

Magnetic Light control might be likened to a rudder of a ship which controls the direction of the ship’s motion without in any way motivating that motion. It might again be likened to the fulcrum which extends its power of expression through motion to a lever, without in any way acting to motivate that expressed motion of the lever.

God’s still magnetic Light is the fulcrum of this creating universe. Electricity is the two-way lever which extends from that fulcrum to give the universe its pulsing heartbeat of simulated life-death sequences.

Whenever God’s Light appears in matter, there stillness centers motion, but there is no motion at that point. The center of gravity in a spherical sun or earth is one locatable point where God’s Light is. Likewise, the shaft which connects all pairs of opposed poles is an extension of stillness from the zero of wave beginnings to the zero of wave amplitudes, and the return of motion to the zero of its beginnings in the stillness of its borning place on its wave axis.

This is a universe of Light-at-rest from which two opposed lights-of-motion appear to manifest the IDEA which is eternally sealed in the Light-at-rest. 

That’s plenty enough food for thought, so I’ll close this post and let you to your pensive meditation upon these new concepts. They certainly are put forward boldly by Russell. I don’t know about you, but, as foreign as they are to what I studied in science and physics, Russell’s “new knowledge” rests easy on my mind, although it’s having a hard time wrapping itself around some of them. 

I thank you for visiting my blog. I do hope you are enjoying the current posts — and I welcome your feedback and comments. Until we meet again to muse on these fascinating excerpts from Walter Russell’s book, A New Concept of the Universe, and some of his other writings, I bid you good day!

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Apocalypse of Light 2013: Russell’s Two-Way Universe, page 2

Walter Russell

Walter Russell

Challenging Scientific “Empirical Knowledge”

An apocalypse of the Light of Universal Intelligence has undoubtedly occurred in and through the life of Walter Russell.  There’s just no other explanation for what this man brought to light in a lifetime packed with discoveries and accomplishments. 

Since beginning this series of posts on his book A New Concept of the Universes, I started reading three more books by and about this autor, one by his beloved wife Lao entitled GOD WILL WORK WITH YOU BUT NOT FOR YOU, and another small but highly condensed biography by Glenn Clark entitled THE MAN WHO TAPPED THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE.  The third book, which I’m eager to dive into, is Russell’s THE SECRET OF LIGHT. So, I am broadening my scope of awareness of the amazing life and accomplishments of this modern day mystic and great thinker and his equally inspired and intuitive life-partner Lao. 

Lao Russell

Lao Russell

The first two books came highly touted by a friend and blog-follower in Loveland, Colorado, who actually heard Lao Russell speak at a Homecoming gathering at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa back in 1965. Her father-in-law, the late Dr. Jerry England of noted fame in Louisiana for his victorious battle in the Supreme Court against the medical monopoly in health care known as “The England Case,” and his wife Olive, were both close friends with the Lao and visited her after Russell’s death.  

Dr. England and I came up together during those early days of legislative campaigning for licensure of our profession as a separate and distinct healing art in Louisiana, which ended victoriously in 1974 when the chiropractic licensing bill was finally passed—Louisiana being the last state to license its chiropractors.  To show how adamant orthodox medical thinkers were at the time toward new thought and methodology that threatened their monopoly (and their pocketbooks), even with the passage of our bill, the medical opposition sent the sheriff to arrest Dr. England at his home in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for “practicing medicine without a license.”  Dr. England got wind of the Sheriff’s arrest order and escaped out the back door. He and his wife were forced to leave the state and went to Alabama to practice and live out their days.  Shortly after that, the England Case was won in the U.S. Supreme Court.  With his quality of leadership, it was little wonder Dr. England and his wife were drawn to find a close friendship with Lao Russell and with her husband through his writings.  Greatness attracts greatness.

All this to say that Walter Russell was a contemporary genius who lived and taught in our day and at a time when much was being discovered and revealed in the light of inspired revolutionary thinking.  Chiropractic and osteopathy were being born and developed as natural healing arts by Daniel D. Palmer and his son “BJ” Palmer up in Davenport, Iowa, and Dr. H.T. Still respectively.  They approached health from the standpoint of finding and correcting the cause of dis-ease as opposed to the medical approach of treating the effects.  Radiant energy healing, variously called “attunement,” was also emerging both here and abroad in Japan.  So, there was much coming online of an apocalyptic nature revealing newly-conceived concepts that challenged the orthodox and threatened the status quo of scientific so-called “empirical knowledge,” marking the early dawning of a Golden Age and a timely, if not divinely ordered and ordained, transformation and upgrade of human consciousness. 

In A New Concept of the Universe, Walter Russell presents his case for what he called a “Two-Way Universe,” which challenged the scientific concepts of his day.  Basically, Russell’s universe is pure energy that flows from Source at the center of each and every cosmic particle on a “giving and regiving” basis — as opposed to the “big bang” theory as the source of all energy propelling the movement of heavenly bodies through the cosmos. In his universe, life does not give and take.  It rather gives and re-gives.

Mind you, this was at least half a century before awareness of an energetic universe became vogue in scientific thought. Today it’s rather common thought that all of matter is simply energy vibrating at different frequencies.  I think this shows how new thought usually comes through one or two individuals who are attuned to Universal Consciousness — perhaps who even incarnated with this sole purpose and mission to fulfill.  If it’s truth, it inevitably find its way into the collective consciousness to change the way we view reality and do things.  That’s one way evolution occurs. We’ll look at Russel’s perspective of a two-way universe in greater depth later in this series.  But first let me set the stage for our consideration of Russell’s cosmogony, which arises out of his “knowledge” of Universal Intelligence born of inspiration rather than book studies.

Walter Russel writes in the opening chapter of his book,

Once in a while, in long century periods, some vast new knowledge comes to the slowly unfolding race of man through cosmically-inspired geniuses, or men of super-vision, who have an awareness of the reality which lies beyond this universe of illusion.  

This new knowledge is of such a revolutionary nature in its time of coming that whole systems of thought, even unto entire cosmogonies, are rendered obsolete.

When each cosmic messenger gives such a new inspired knowledge to the world, the whole human race rises one step higher on that long ladder of unfolding which reaches from the jungle of man’s beginnings unto the high heavens of ultimate complete Cosmic Consciousness and awareness of unity with God.

Thus it is that man has ever been transformed by the “renewing of his mind” with new knowledge given to him since his early beginnings, through the Mahabharata and Bhagavad-Gita of early Brahmic days, through such ancient mystics as Laotze, Confucius, Zoraster, Buddha, Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Epictetus, Euclid, Mohammed, Moses, Isaiah, and Jesus, whose cosmic knowledge utterly transformed the practice of human relations of their day.

Let me be clear in distinguishing between “empirical knowledge” and “cosmic knowledge.” What Walter Russell “knew” came not from books. He left school at the age of 9 never to return. What he “knew” he knew from experiencing Universal Cosmic Consciousness.  In other words, God.  He goes on to write:

Then dawned a new day of the gathering of so-called “empirical knowledge,” which is gained through the senses by research and observation of effects of matter-in-motion rather than through the Consciousness of inspired Mind in meditation, which is the way that mystics and geniuses acquire their knowledge. 

Since the days of Galileo this undependable method of gaining knowledge through the senses has served to multiply man’s reasoning powers by teaching him HOW to do marvelous things with electricity and elements of matter, but not one great savant of science can tell the WHY — or the CAUSE — of his familiar effects.

If asked what electricity, light, magnetism, matter or energy is, he frankly  answers: “I do not know.”

If science actually does not know the WHY — or WHAT — or CAUSE — of these essentials, it necessarily follows that it is, admittedly, without knowledge.

It is merely informed — but information gathered through the senses is not knowledge. The senses sense only EFFECTS.  Knowledge is confined to the CAUSE of EFFECTS.

The senses are limited to but a small range of perception of the EFFECTS which they sense, and even that small range is saturated with the deceptions and distortions created by the illusion of motion. 

He then emphatically states his rationale and conclusive appraisal of scientific thinking:

It is impossible for the senses to penetrate any EFFECT to ascertain its CAUSE for the cause of illusion is not within effect. For this reason the entire mass of so-called empirical knowledge which science has gained by reasoning through the senses is invalid.

With that said to establish the setting and climate into which Russell brought his “new knowledge” and challenging concepts, I will close this post in order to work on my next post in which I will present some of the conclusions which form the basis of scientific theories — which Russell calls “unnatural theories” — and how and why Russell called them invalid.  One is these “erroneous” scientific beliefs is that light travels at 186,000 miles per second. Russell says that light doesn’t travel at all.  Intriguing, isn’t it?  We’ll learn more about that new concept in a couple of weeks.  Until then,

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Dawn of a Golden Age: Ascension at the Speed of Love

My Chorale PicI am totally fascinated by David Wilcock’s collection of weird science projects and experiments in his book The Source Field Investigations.  Here’s just one example of countless others.

Contrary to Einstein’s theory of relativity, the closer matter approaches the speed of light, the more it looses, not gains, mass.  In fact, if you give it a little push beyond the speed of light, it totally disappears into time-space.  This is the key to teleportation and ascension . . . and you can take your body with you, as many already have!  

Atoms are flip-flopping in and out of space-time and time-space all the time.  When they spin so fast that they exceed the speed of light, they pop out of visible space-time and into invisible time-space.  The matter they give form to vanishes from sight.  This is apparently what has repeaterdly happened in the Bermuda Triangle, as well as a dozen other places where ships, airplanes, yachts and the people on them have vanished off the face of the earth.  They’ve simply flipped over into a parallel universe Wilcock and others call “time-space.”  Let me attempt to explain.

Apparently, there are vortices in various locations around the earth, much like energy tornadoes, in which energy shifts occur and atoms comprising matter, which are already spinning at the speed of light, are pushed beyond the speed of light causing them to cross over into time-space.  These vortices appear to hover over “sacred sites,” such as ancient pyramids and stone monuments.  Every atom and molecule is a tiny vortex of energy. Let’s explain these terms.

Space and time are exact opposites of each other.  Just as space is three-dimensional, so is time — according to American Engineer Dr. Dewey Larson (1898-1990), who “built a very successful model of our Universe, starting in 1950, by assuming time had three dimensions. . . . [and] solved many of the greatest quantum physics problems, as well as many perplexing issues in astronomy. . . .”  His model of the Universe as a Reciprocal System, as he described it, was never accepted by mainstream scientists, who just could not think outside the box of Newtonian physics. 

Larson concluded there was a three-dimensional Time Region, or what I and others now like to call time-space — which is constantly interacting with our own three dimensions of space-time.  Larson’s other big concept was that the entire Universe is formed by nothing more than motion — and what’s moving, in my opinion, is the Source Field. 

The reading then gets even more interesting, as Wilcock calls into question the very nature of one of our most “stable” of concepts — GRAVITY.

Gravity, electromagnetic energy, and all the other forces normally associated with quantum mechanics are just different ways of talking about the same thing.  The entire Universe is built from nothing more than fluidlike, swirling vortexes within the Source Field.  Einstein’s greatest dream — of a Unified Field — was correct. . . .

Based on all the evidence, gravitation and the ‘space-time progression’ are the exact same thing — which is ultimately what Larson is saying by concluding that ‘All is Motion.’  It’s a very mind-expanding concept to consider that gravity is powering physical matter.  That’s all there is. Nothing else. Just a flowing vortex within a mysterious force we usually call gravity. Without the flow of gravity doing its work, there would be no matter — at least not anything that was visible to our own space-time.

Then there’s levity . . . 

Gravity, as a downward force, must also have an upward force — and my favorite name for gravity’s counterpart is levity.  The Source Field, or gravity, rushes into our planet to create all the atoms and molecules on earth simultaneously — but it still has to keep moving.  Once this same flow of energy streams back out of our planet, it has now lost some of its momentum — so it would be traveling a little more slowly than it went in. Once you understand this, you will see there may be an upward-pushing force from the earth that is in a constant tug-a-war with the downward-pushing force — and the downward force wins only by a very small amount.  If we did not have the upward-pushing force to balance everything out, we would very likely be instantaneously crushed flat by the pressure of gravity. . . .

Or, vice versa, we would go floating off into space.  Wilcock goes on to explain how atoms and molecules pop in and out of the visible material world.  According to Larson’s Reciprocal System model, there are two parallel worlds in which space and time are one dimension in a three-dimensional reality, and where the space in one reality creates time in the other, and vice versa.

There is a constant, flowing exchange between these two realities going on within every atom.  When an atom pops over into time-space, its spinning momentum is transferred over into the fluidlike energy within the parallel reality — and it is no longer affected by gravity in our own space-time.  The full transition can take fifteen to twenty minutes in a larger object with many atoms. . . . 

Here’s where Wilcock gets excited about his “favorite part.”

 Theoretically, an atom in space-time gets pushed on by gravity — but once an atom pops over into time-space, it gets pushed on by levity.  This means that within our reality, that atom now has thrust . . . as long as it is still bound together with other atoms that have not yet popped over.  Therefore, if you want to get an object to levitate, you would need to bring its molecules to a point where they are half in and half out of our three-dimensional reality of space-time.  That way the levity force can then balance out against gravity — not unlike how you can float perfectly still underwater by controlling how much air you hold in your lungs. If you push an object too far into time-space, it will dematerialize.  Then the same force that was causing it to rise up in our reality will now make it fall down in the parallel reality.  Gravity takes over — but in a totally parallel reality. This may work is a manner similar to a Moebius loop as you pass between realities. 

Nature  uses these principles all the time.  The DNA molecule stores photons of light, and it appears that this same flip-flopping at the light-speed boundary is what allows DNA to easily exchange energy and information between space-time and time-space — between our physical body and our energetic duplicate. . . .

The Universe is a verb, not a noun.  God, the Source Field, is a verb. It’s nothing more than MOVEMENT — or, as my Sacred Sound mystic guru, Sufi Murshid, Hazrat Inayat Khan would call it. . .

( ( ( V (I (B (R ( (A) )T )I )O )N ) ) )  

The life absolute from which has sprung all that is felt, seen, and perceived, and into which all again merges in time, is a silent, motionless, and eternal life which among the Sufis is called zat. Every motion that springs forth from this silent life is a vibration and a creator of vibrations. Within one vibration are created many vibrations.  As motion causes motion, so the silent life becomes active in a certain part and creates every moment more and more activity, losing thereby the peace of the original silent life. It is the grade of activity of these vibrations that accounts for the various planes of existence. These planes are imagined to differ from one another, but in reality they cannot be entirely detached and made separate from one another. The activity of vibrations makes them grosser, and thus the earth is born of the heavens. . . .

And returns to the heavens after flourishing and revealing the Light that made them, to the silent zat, the place of peace . . . and of light. . .

 All existing things that we see or hear, that we perceive, vibrate. If it were not for vibration, precious stones would not show us their color and their brilliance; it is vibration that makes trees grow, fruit ripen, and flowers bloom. Our existence is also according to the law of vibrations, not only our physical body but also that of our thoughts and feelings. If it were not for vibrations, drugs and herbs would not have any effect upon us.  If any explanation of electricity can be given, it is that its mystery lies only in vibrations. Vibrations are productive and produce electricity; electricity is composed of vibrations. In other words, that aspect of vibration which produces form could not do so if it could not first produce light. The Bible hints at this when it says that first there was light and then the world was produced.  Light is the first form; all other forms come afterwards. . . .

Love thou art and unto love shalt thou return.

Light Divine, the Great Creator of the Universe

And so do we return to light — at the speed of love. The vibration of light is the frequency that conceived us in the Great Mother’s Womb and brought us forth.  It is the vibration of Love, the Father of life — our “Father, which art in Heaven.” When we come to the point of absolute yielded love response to the Lord of Love —  “. . . with all of thy heart and with all of thy mind and with all of thy strength. . . ,” the atoms of our body cells will spin faster than the speed of light, as fast as the speed of love, and we will be changed in a moment —  “in the twinkling of an eye.”  Our bodies will rise up from the earth, utterly poised between gravity and levity, suspended in a sphere of light, a vortex of Source Field energy — only not in fifteen or twenty minutes but instantly — and we will know beyond the shadow of a doubt, that we are Home in Heaven on Earth — not in some hoped-for “hereafter,” but here and now. And it’s all GOD, every space, time, atom and particle.  It’s all GOD and it’s all GOOD!

I will continue along this theme in my next post, sharing some of the implications I see in Wilcock’s presentations. Until then,

Be love.  Be loved.

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Sources: David Wilcock, The Source Field Investigations; Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Music of Life.                                                                                                                                                                                

Healing for the Healer

       Subtle Energy work is just that.  It’s subtle and therefore calls for subtlety of perception and translucency of personal physical-mental presence. The healer must let the light of love shine through his/her own human capacities . . . and more.  The healer must BE the light that is shining through and not just a “channel” for the light.  

      How does one BE what one does not know from experience one is?  By simply stepping back from identity with the physical channel and standing in the position of the Healer.  I am Love offering the healing ray of light and not merely a channel for the healing current.  My human capacity is a channel.  I am the healing current. 

       In that stance of identity, the Healer’s heart and hands become radiant instruments for clear perception of what subtle patterns are at play in the energetic and physical bodies of the recipient. Transparency of mind, devoid of agenda of its own, opens a portal in consciousness for translucence of the physical channel.  Translucence of the physical channel lets the light of love shine through.  The light of love generates the subtle substance of pneumaplasm* that allows for luminosity, clear perception and appropriate ministration of the subtle healing currents.  

PREPARING FOR A HEALING SESSION

     Various practices are used by us all to prepare ourselves for an attunement healing session.  There is none more effective than living in attunement with Love twenty-four-seven as a way of life.

     I came upon a passage in Dr. Valerie Hunt’s** Infinite Mind – Science of the Human Vibrations of Consciousness (Malibu Publishing Co.) that speaks to this topic in depth.  I’ll share the passage with you so as to preserve its clarity and allow you to discern for yourself its meaning and application in your life of service.  So here it is.

A beautifully spiritual Jewish healer used meditation to cleanse herself before healing. Her frequent image of Jesus, while it seemed to hold great meaning, perturbed her because of her religious background. At first she adamantly rejected the Christ symbol. At one stage she sought professional help to understand. Finally she received the key: the Christ was a powerful symbol of love which could rule over death. With acceptance of the power of love, her capacities as a healer bloomed. At times when she entered a room, healing took place.

A psychologist, David McClelland, discovered a phenomenon now called “Mother Teresa’s effect.” When Harvard University students watched a British Broadcasting Corporation documentary of this remarkable nun, their immune systems produced more immunogloblin A, an antibody which fights colds. He concluded that despite some students’ dislike of the film, the filth of the surroundings or Mother Teresa’s techniques, the strength of her “tender, loving care” boosted their immune systems.

Actually, spiritual, mystic, and energy processes are not different. They refer to the different ways that the healer prepares himself, and to how he explains his results. In actuality, every fine healer uses all of these modes. Each expands his level of awareness into the mystical, raises his vibrations to the level where he can communicate with divine vibrations, experience lovingness and sense the healee’s vibrations as he creates a vibratory field. 

During healing, the awareness state is not an everyday one; creating this state sometimes takes time. Therefore, it is understandable that some healers develop elaborate rituals to get themselves prepared; but probably these do not directly determine the results of the healing.

Some healers pray for divine guidance and ask that nothing from their field except the positive energy be allowed to enter the healee. These healers do not understand that nothing from their field can enter another unless the other allows it to do so — unless his field resonates with the healer’s. Therefore, the healer had best concentrate on radiating the purest and the highest vibrations, rather than dwelling upon such personal rituals.

The emotionally appealing humbleness of saying that one is only a channel, a conduit, or an inert circuit is also not helpful in a healing relationship. If your presence assists healing, you are more than a mechanical circuit; you are an important link; you are divine energies manifest. While you can be humble in view of the profound changes which take place, you are dynamically a part of what happens. To acknowledge it strengthens you. To be “merely a channel” weakens you.

Many healers diagnose disease by screening the body with both their hands and their mind. This can create a problem if it locks the healer into the old disease concept approach. In most instances, except possibly injury, the problem is first a field — and secondarily a tissue-disturbance. The overall field must be changed if there is to be more than just a change in symptoms. Likewise, the field carries both general and specific information about the illness. Some trained healers feel heat or cold in the area of pain, interpreting heat to mean inflammation and cold to be stagnation or lack of circulation. Prickly feelings are interpreted as regrowth. Others see forms in the energy field — blocks, breaks, colors and shapes. Over time, healers learn to associate these with symptoms and diagnoses. These are elaborately described in Barbara Brennan’s book, Hands of Light and Rosalyn Bruyere’s book, Wheels of Light.

The capacity to look into the body and see with the penetration of a microscope is wondrous, but may also seduce a healer into becoming involved with the material, spatial aspect of illness. This emphasizes the disease element rather than its source or the goal, health. There are healers who lightly record all these sensory impressions, not working on anyone in particular, but allowing their attention to culminate in the wisdom of knowing. This makes beginning healers insecure; but it offers the greatest security for the highly evolved. 

     There is a certain security afforded by the attunement server’s motto, “Let love radiate without concern for results.”  While this motto may help us keep our mental hands off of the attunement process, it may also keep the practitioner locked into the limiting role of being the channel, or conduit, only of the healing current. For that matter, even the word “practitioner” could accomplish this limiting fixation in consciousness.  

Be the light of your world.  It’s what and who you ARE. No greater privilege do we have as Healers but to be who and what we are to our worlds of service.  In this lies healing for the Healer.  

We will continue along this vein of consideration of Healing for the Healer in the next blog post.  Here’s a sampling of some of the wisdom we will share:

To remain in altered states for long periods of time without grounding oneself in the lower Earth vibrations does create real field problems, and disturbances in the alkaline-acid balance in the blood. (V. Hunt)

 So, stay tuned.  ‘Til then,

Be love . . . be loved.

Anthony

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* pneumaplasm is a word coined by Uranda, the founder and developer of the attunement service as taught by the Emissaries of Divine Light. It is a composite of two words: pneuma (spirit) and –plasm (substance) — spirit substance.

**”Dr. Valerie V Hunt is internationally recognized for her pioneering research of human energy fields.  Her highly creative approach and meticulous research bring together overlapping truths from many disciplines.”  (From the jacket of her book).

Sound — Carrier Wave for Intention

       When I am in my Sacred Heart my world and all those in it are there with me and my Father.  They are flooded and bathed in His love.

        While sharing attunement long distance today with a dear and faithful friend who was working with ancestral past issues that needed healing and peaceful resolution, I was keenly aware of our oneness within the tangible substance of love.  Love has no limitations when it comes to geographical distance.  Whatever my friend needed to have transpire in her world had a loving surround within which to heal and resolve.  This constitutes my sole role and purpose in offering attunement, close in or from a distance — to provide a loving enfoldment in my healing hands and let love work its magic without concern on my part for results.  The outworking is always perfect and magical.

To create a healing field for transmitting and extending the current of sacred energy, I use sound. Powered by a passionate desire to serve and provide a blessing, sound is the perfect carrier wave for spirit and consciousness.  Sound is a creator tool.  It carries intention where unto it is sent to set heavenly design and purpose in form.  

Through attunement with love, we answer the question posed to Job from out of the Biblical whirlwind: “Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven?  Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?”   (Job 38:33)  

Occasionally, after an attunement, a curious client will ask if I felt anything, perhaps hoping for some insight into what may be ailing them.  Funny how we tend to suspect  something’s not quite right inside our bodies, a latent disease perhaps that hasn’t manifested symptoms just yet.   I usually say something that will point the client in the direction of life: “I felt a strong current of life moving through your body.”

Actually, what I focus my sense of perception on are the subtle ordinances of heaven, the patterns of health and wholeness in life itself, landing and being set in the earth of the physical body . . .  and sound is part of the technology the Creator uses to convey and set those ordinances.  I like what noted American journalist, George Leonard, author of Silent Pulseso eloquently wrote about sound:

At the root of all power and motion, there is music and rhythm, the play of patterned frequencies against the matrix of time. More than 2,500 years ago, the philosopher Pythagoras told his followers that a stone is frozen music, an intuition fully validated by modern science; we now know that every particle in the physical universe takes its charac­teristics from the pitch and pattern and overtones of its particular frequencies, its singing. And the same thing is true of all radiation, all forces great and small, all information. BEFORE WE MAKE MUSIC, MUSIC MAKES US.

We could paraphrase that last sentence and declare: “BEFORE WE MAKE LOVE, LOVE MAKES US.”  Unfortunately, “making love” is a phrase that is commonly associated with human sexual activity. As we know, Love is not “made” at a physical level of sexual intimacy between human beings.  Love is first “made” in the heart, the Sacred Heart.  Actually, love is not “made,” is it? Love is eternally present everywhere.  My point here is that Love makes us, and it does so in its own image and likeness.  We are love.  I am love.

Coming back to sound, I find recorded sound very useful in creating a carrier wave for heavenly ordinances.  World renown sound guru Jonathan Goldman has produced some very powerful CD’s of sacred sound.  I use and recommend his Ultimate Om and his award winning The Divine Name,  available on his website http://healingsounds.com.  You can listen to his CD’s on his website to see which one resonates with you.  

I also use and recommend Deborah Van Dyke’s Chords of the Cosmos for recordings of quartz crystal bowls being played on thirteen 5-minute tracts in triads of sacred harmony for balancing the energetic fields of the endocrine glands with their complementary chakras and with the cosmic energies of the zodiac.  She has some great CD’s for meditation and transformation, such as her Traveling the Sacred Sound Current.  She is a beautiful muse and powerful angel of sacred sound.  I know you will love and cherish her CD’s, as I do.

After 45 years as a chiropractor and nutritional therapist, I’ve come to realize that my real love is music – second only to attunement – and not healthcare.  Healthcare earns me a decent living and puts bread on the table, but music and attunement bring nourishment to my soul.  

Discovering the relationship between music and attunement has been a delightful process of awakening to the secrets hidden within the mystery of life itself.  There is so much more that we haven’t yet even begun to discover and revive, much less utilize, in the magical field of what is being called “sound healing.”  This is a misnomer, as sound doesn’t do the healing of itself but merely provides a carrier wave for the healing currents of Love.  Only Love heals.  

When I use sound to convey the healing currents during attunement sessions, I am transported in consciousness to a magical temple of the sacred healing arts that has never been destroyed in heaven.  It was in magnificent form on earth at one time in the ancient past, and it will be in form again. . . when we are ready to honor it and use it to fulfill sacred purpose.   This is what I came to bring, and I will hold it in my Sacred Heart as a seed if only for my time here.  In the meantime, anyone with clean hands and a pure heart can visit this temple and enter in to work with its divine technology.  

Sound is a powerful energy.  Self-serving humans only hurt themselves and create chaos with sound.  Musicians of today, and those who frequent their loud concerts, have destroyed their delicate hearing mechanisms — not to mention the noise they send out into the world that creates chaos. Ear phones are dangerous in this regard, as are cell phones with ear pieces.  

Sound is a creative force . . . and it will manifest the intention sent forth upon its waveform.  It does manifest it.  Look around and behold what has manifested over the years and continues to be maintained.  

There are those musicians and bands who are sending out positive and transforming intention upon the waveform of their music. These I acknowledge and celebrate.   If you know of some such groups and concerts you’ve attended, I would appreciate hearing from you.  Thank you.

Sound is a carrier wave for intention.  Let it be used for sacred purpose to bless and uplift . . . to create the New Earth. 

Thank you for reading my blog.  Till my next post, 

Be love . . . be loved.

Anthony

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