Spirituality & Occult
A mail survey of 373 Ouija Board users has yielded some interesting though perhaps not unexpected results. Dr. John Palmer of the Rhine Research Center found that most users "claimed involuntary movements of the planchette and successful spirit communication." A full two-thirds of the respondents reported having a negative experience with the board, and around 50% said "they felt a compulsion to use it."
At a prayer wall outside the critical care unit at the Saint Elizabeth Medical Center cards are posted with messages such as "Please pray for a turnaround in my mother's condition." These prayers are then given to members of the hospital's Intercessory Prayer Program, in which over 100 employees take part.
The concept of luck has been viewed differently across time and cultures. Here are a number of proverbs that illustrate the variation.
When J.Z. Knight goes into a deep trance state, she claims the powerful presence of Ramtha, the Enlightened One, comes through her to speak and interact with an audience. Here is a sampling of quotes culled from Ramtha's numerous books: --I am saying to you, find that which is termed your own relationship with God, and in your own relationship with God you define that individually. Once that is defined, you will be the true and relevant student of this Great Work. --Rediscovering the Pearl of Ancient WisdomNow the birthing of the soul can be as dramatic as the birthing of the body. The birthing of the soul has to break through the thick membrane of genetic heritage. It has to break through the thick neuronet programming that everyone calls attitude. --Making Contact: Our Soul's Journey and Purpose Through LifeAnd the greatest crowning achievement of our life is to know this mystical medicine, and it begins with to love yourself. But if
One of the future life progressions that Dr. Bruce Goldberg profiles in his book Past Lives, Future Lives, is that of a woman named Emily. Under hypnosis she tells him that around 1,600 years in the future she will be named Sequestra and live on the planet Phonican in the Andromedan system. Her race is controlled by beings of light known as the Aracatha.
"I despise them but I do not fear them. They are cruel and enslave my people through mind control," she explains of this rather 1984-ish world.
A big THANKS to all who responded to our call for ghost stories. We received many great submissions and have posted several.
Alexandra Robbins has written an expose of the secretive Skull and Bones society. Another such private group that has aroused much curiosity over the years is the Bohemian Club. The male-only club has included some of the world's most rich and powerful men, who have been meeting every summer in the 2,700-acre Bohemian Grove in Northern California for over a century. In 1999, such notables as the former and current Pres. Bush's, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Newt Gingrich and Dow Chemical Chairman Frank Popoff were all in attendance. President Herbert Hoover once called the Bohemian Club "the greatest men's party on Earth."
In his book Spiritwalker, Hank Wesselman described his altered-state journeys observing life first-hand through the mind of a 7-ft. tall forest dweller named Nainoa. In one incident Nainoa goes into a trance/dream state and is summoned to the edge of a clearing.
Below is an excerpt from the one hour + Q & A held with contactee James Gilliland of eceti.org, our special guest in Streamlink's weekly Live Chat.
This original drawing by Leonardo da Vinci depicts a witch using a "magic mirror."
Stuart Wilde writes: Recently, spiritual beings in the morph started talking about the arrival on earth of men with wings. I found it intriguing but I didn't know what was meant by it. Certainly, religious paintings depict Michael the Archangel with wings, and people imagine all angels with wings. I always thought this was so because many people have had dreams in which they are flying and some have also had out-of-body experiences.
Tonight we take a look at Aura photography, which some believe shows a field that emanates from living things. The Thiaoouba Prophecy site writes that human auras are "partly composed from EM (electromagnetic) radiation, spanning from microwave, infrared (IR) to UV light. The low frequency microwave and infrared part of the spectrum (body heat) seems to be related to the low levels of the functioning of our body (...circulation etc.) whereas high frequency (UV part) is more related to our conscious activity such as thinking...and emotions."
Tonight's guest Gordon-Michael Scallion gleaned material from his "dream teachers" while in a trance state, about a civilization that once flourished on the Red Planet. "The Martians were more like the giants -some twenty-one feet tall- who first evolved during the early days of Earth," he writes in his Notes from the Cosmos. Their heads were humanoid in shape, but their skin was a "blue-green color" that was thick, "almost reptilian," he continued. According to Scallion, the Martians achieved a high-order of technology and spirituality, visiting other star systems and making extensive use of time travel. Their pyramids, of which we can still see remnants of, were "cosmic generators," that were used for "intergalactic communications."
Glenn Kimball will be discussing Melchizedek, whom he says was the first recorded person to be given the promise that he would have power over his death and not die (Hebrews 5: 4-10). Described as the King of Salem in the Bible, he was pictured giving Abraham bread and wine, in the famous painting by Rubens.
Tonight's guest Doreen Virtue has written about the phenomenon known as Indigo Children (the group that came before the Crystal Children) who have been so named because their auras are said to be indigo (dark blue with a touch of red). "The color indigo represents the third eye chakra, the energy center of psychic activity, which is believed to be wide open on most indigos," writes Wendy Chapman, the director of the Metagifted Resource Organization...
Benjamin Creme, tonight's guest, first began presenting messages from Maitreya, the "World Teacher," in public forums in 1977. He says that Maitreya had spent the last 2,000 years in a "body of light" at a retreat in the Himalayas, but has now resurrected in a physical form that he "self-created" and that he lives and works in London.
Tonight's guest, Richard Lawrence, co-wrote the book Contacts With the Gods from Space, with the late Dr. George King, which details King's amazing legacy of extraterrestrial contacts. Born in Shropshire, England in 1919, King became an adept practitioner of yoga as a young man, spending hours each day in the activity. But in 1954, sitting in his London apartment he suddenly heard a disembodied voice that commanded him: "Prepare yourself! You are to become the voice of Interplanetary Parliament." It was an alien intelligence he would come to know as Aetherius. A few days later King received a visit from a famed Yoga master who entered and left through a locked door. The master reportedly taught King to establish a mental rapport with the "Cosmic Masters."