Father Nathan G. Castle entered the Dominican order in 1979 and has served in campus ministries in California and Arizona for the last 22 years. In the first half, he discussed how over the past 20 years, he has helped at least 250 "stuck souls" adjust to the afterlife, after they died suddenly and traumatically. The abruptness of their deaths caused a kind of rupture in their spiritual evolution, he explained. Initially, the stuck souls appear to Castle in his dream state, sometimes brought to him by their spirit guides or guardian angels. By the time he meets these beings, they have realized they're dead, but need a little assistance in moving on. He characterizes the work he does as like being a discharge nurse or a paramedic at a health facility.
During his dreams, the stuck souls describe being led to Castle's consciousness, which appears like a green, glowing stream that they enter. Then, they typically share the circumstances of their sudden death with him. As part of the healing process for the stuck souls, Castle along with a partner conducts a prayer session for them while in the waking state to enable them to cross over. The stuck souls are not necessarily from recent years and have dated as far back as the Civil War, he detailed. In tandem with the upcoming International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) convention in Pennsylvania, he'll be participating in a panel discussion on August 30th.
Author and researcher Matthew LaCroix spoke about his new work correlating ancient and suppressed texts which offer evidence for lost civilizations and advanced knowledge. Studying the translations of texts such as the Atrahasis, Enuma Elish, Sumerian King List, Eridu Genesis, and the Code of Hammurabi, he gleaned a different perspective about how old civilization is, and how "in many ways, the secrets [the ancients]...knew about the Earth, the universe, and the nature of reality are far superior" to what we have now. The evidence is strong, he suggested, that advanced knowledge was imparted to the ancients by beings or gods "from above" as stated by the Sumerians.
Later, the notion of "heaven" was adopted into biblical texts along with angels and demons who may represent the ancient gods, he noted. After the great cataclysm, knowledge of past civilizations such as Atlantis was lost (Atlantis was destroyed in stages by a combination of rising sea levels and volcanic activity, he cited). Ancient megalithic sites like Gobekli Tepe have been dated as far back as 11,600 years old, and the pharaonic dynasties inherited the pyramids from a far earlier culture, he said. Some of the ancient structures have vitrification or scarring-- damage from extreme heat. "It seems that our Earth goes through...cycles of destruction" in which dangerous solar outbursts lead to cataclysmic events like earthquakes, tsunamis, and pole shifts, he commented. LaCroix also theorized that we live in a multiverse in which many versions of reality are layered on top of each other, and our consciousness can shift between them.