Today’s article is more of an editorial than a case study, but there has been more emphasis and personal investment in the investigation of this issue than most of my articles.
As most of you reading will know, I am an “Ascended Moderator” on the forum of the popular Spirit Science website. It’s full of some brilliant people and is one of the most spiritually diverse communities I have ever encountered, with sceptics, believers and deceivers all in their droves.
Tonight, I will be discussing the misinformation provided by one of the members of the forum. Whether this deception is intentional or not I do not know, and I am not calling this person a liar, merely saying that their evidence- when checked- was falsified.
First off, a little background information without which this article would make no sense:
Kathara is a belief system based around the belief in spiritual geometry, channelling and alien abduction. It is, according to some “Theonly true path to physical ascension.” On a personal level that stinks to high heaven- for people on a forum dedicated to love and light to expect people to adhere to one dogmatic belief system is hypocritical, and merely rebalances the distribution of power in their favour.
The books also cost in excess of US$ 150, which is a lot for a system which wants to “help” people. This article isn’t here to cast doubt on Kathara though, just to offer another look at the information.
It is from this belief that the belief in “Realms” springs, and it may very well be true, so for the love of all Gods don’t judge people based upon their belief in anything, because nobody really knows.
As I’ve covered in articles in the past the universe is separated into different dimensions, realities and realms. This is important, as it is the entire basis for the belief system which some users of the Spirit Science forum are beginning to propagate, and it is a system based on fear, ego and self-importance. The theory of “Higher Selves” has been discussed on this blog before, and I’ve received no evidence of their existence, but rather have reason to believe the people purporting to be in contact with them.
There are many people on toe forum who claim to be in contact with these beings, and for the mostpart they are kind, wonderful individuals who sincerely believe in the message that they are putting out there. There is nothing which can prove or disprove the fact that they hear voices, and personally I see no reason for the vast majority of people to lie about that fact.
It’s the statements they make which I call into question.
Everyone knows what evidence is- it’s the basis for scientific method and one of the most important things in the world if one is hoping to prove something to be true. I don’t really need to explain this at all, but at the same time it is worth mentioning that evidence almost never exists in matters of faith.
There is another kind of evidence though, in logical points derived from past statements. It is not the same as conjecture, which is something far more dire, and is often used to mask the truth.
Ok, now that’s out of the way, let’s get on with this:
In March of 2012 a thread was posted on the Spirit Science forum by veteran moderator and all-around good guy Chronamut. His threads are usually quickly derailed, as they rely heavily on evidence provided by his higher self “Crai”. They also are usually based in Kathara, as well as the existence of an otherworldly hierarchy who all seem to co-exist on Spirit Science; it is this which has caused him some of the most problematic and aggressive responses the forum has ever seen.
Chronamut, you see, claims to be a 12th dimensional half-Elven king from the Nibiru bloodline. Now, when you call yourself a king you elevate yourself over other people- as far as most people are concerned anyway- and that makes people angry. When you then make threads proclaiming people known to be your friends to be “lords and ladies” of various realms you place them on pedestals, elevating them too, and that makes people more mad.
Linguistically these monarchistic terms are seen as egotistical, especially when wielded by people in ‘power’ (such as it exists on a forum), and when people are seen as egotistical and act in a condescending manner… Well, you know the deal.
Personally, I understand exactly what Chronamut and his sympathisers are saying, and I want to clear that up right now for the sake of neutrality: As far as they’re concerned “Lord”, “King”, “Queen”, and all their derivatives are no more important than “peasant”. They don’t mean to come over as uppity, it’s just a choice of words which hasn’t benefited them thus far. Whether they have treated you in a caustic manner or not it is important to understand that their choice of words as far as their titles are concerned are not what you should be critiquing.
Anyway, back to that thread- this new one referred to what Chronamut referred to as a “Realm War”, and sparked fierce controversy on the forum, which has culminated in this article.
Ok, so the thread itself focused on an apparently upcoming war which would envelop all of reality and was known implicitly by people on the higher realms. The argument escalated more and more as opposition was voiced, and as always the exact same questions posited to those who believed in Kathara and spoke the views of their higher selves:
“Why should anyone believe you?”
Now, no-one was calling anyone a liar- the times stated didn’t add up (some people said the war began in 2003, some said it had yet to come and some said it was being fought using social mediums such as the Occupy movement) and a lot of it seemed very self-serving. Even so, the motives for the thread were pure, and there is no real problem with people speaking about things of this magnitude if they’re willing to behave like adults when they’re asked for proof.
Everyone acted admirably, but proof was not forthcoming. People, as always, claimed that theycould prove it, but refused to for whatever reason (I myself was accused at one point of being a ‘dark shadow’, the enemy of all light). Eventually one user- a notorious follower of the “Higher Self” principle named AlexofTerra- stepped up to the task, but said he would only speak in PM.
I’m not going to post what he told me in private, because that would be unethical, but the evidence he gave me is as follows:
- The Occupy movement is being used by members of a shadow-society “Bent on world domination” to fight a ‘shadow-war’.
- Two months into the movement several members of “Occupy L.A.” were arrested under a gang-violence initiative. This was a cover and the members were in fact members of a group named “Zhizhe” (Wise Man in Chinese).
- AlexofTerra had evidence of a bank transfer showing funding by the group Zhizhe to the group as the foundation of a resistance cell under an alias (hence the gang bust).
AlexofTerra’s evidence copied from physical sheet:
Funding for November, 1011
El Loco Lobos – 10,000 USD
Instantly my mind was boggled: Someone claiming to know things on an implicit level (with multiple personalities and higher selves embedded into their consciousness) had actual evidence of the things they were claiming. It was, of course, shortlived.
After contacting several prominent members of the Occupy movement it became clear that the banking sheet, which of course I wasn’t allowed to see, was fraudulent. The amount, name of the financier and even the transfer date were completely out of sync with what Alex had told me. No checks of arrest reports or news reports could show the arrests of the members he had talked about, and of course neither the Zhizhe site or the news reports Alex spoke of existed any more. L.A. had used the gang control act to move protesters on, but not two months in, and there were no arrests of the kind of which he spoke.
Whether this information was given to him fraudulently or whether he was simply making it up I don’t know, and he hasn’t answered me so I may never know, but it casts doubt on every piece of information these people have given us. Zhizhe doesn’t exist, the named benefactors didn’t donate that volume of money (or even exist) and no reports exist of the things he speak. What’s to say that anything these people have to say is true?
This is speculation. Conjecture. It is not definitive evidence that anyone is intentionally defrauding anyone, power grabbing or being a cult, but if one person presents forged, baseless evidence and claims it as fact then it harms everyone who believes the same things as them. It harms their entire case, and in actuality it’s that which matters. I’m not calling anyone a liar, and even AlexofTerra is above any degree of blame or defamation. He may well have been as lied to as the rest of us.
All I’m saying isask. Ask the questions people don’t want to answer- the awkward questions. Find the truth. Without the truth there is the danger of dissonance, and in dissonance there is hatred and in hatred there is war.
Oh, and always cross-reference your evidence.
So, physics is pretty interesting, right? Finding the rules which define our universe is always a noble goal, and of course it’s so mind-blisteringly complicated that only the very smartest can comprehend its true intricacies.
Even so, science is free to be studied by everyone! It’s not like the Catholic church pre-Lutherance wherein the bible was available only in Latin, meaning only the clergy could read it. Physics may be complex, but its goal is pure and it is free to all. In short, if you can read then you can partake in the glorious world of science!
I guess that’s why I find the world of science so appealing- there’s no secrecy to the whole affair. It’s simple measured cause and effect, free from the dubious drudgery of being visited by celestial beings, or the flat-out obvious lie that is a text only a certain, messianic individual is allowed to read. If someone falsifies the findings of an experiment then you can simply look into the matter yourself to refute their findings.
It’s a lot more progressive than faith, and yet without a certain degree of faith, science- and physics in particular- feels particularly barren.
So, if science is a quest to figure out how the world around us works, then surely a great place to start is figuring out how it came to be; discounting deities and cosmic intervention, there has to have been some kind of cataclysmic event which defined the way we all turned out today. The most popular theory of this event is what’s commonly known as the “Big Bang”, in which all matter in the universe was exploded from one central point, and was attributed mass accordingly.
Logically, since all matter continues to have mass we can extrapolate back the event which caused the Big Bang, but that’s where things get tricky: There’s a missing piece to the ever-expanding cosmic puzzle, which looks almost… Deliberate.
In his book A Brief History of Time the world-renowned physicist Prof. Stephen Hawking explains that in spite of his fervent explanations of events which before him had been attributed to divinity there is concrete evidence that conscious effort was put into tweaking the universe into existence. The evidence, he said, is in the very fabric of the universe itself- in the precisely calibrated charge of every proton, and the ‘perfect’ mass of every particle.
To summarise his work: The reason we live in a universe which can sustain life is that there has been some cosmic force which has endeavoured to create an environment which can sustain it. The charge on an atom isn’t just coincidental, to his mind (the smartest man on the planet) as without the precise level of charge and mass each contains it is flat-out impossible for electrical impulses to occur, and for corporeal life to manifest.
So, what defines this charge, and this mass? Well, theoretical physicists have worked for decades trying to figure it out, and there have been two wondrous developments in the world of scientific intrigue which are helping develop our understanding of how the world works. The first is the “implied discovery” of the Higgs Boson by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at C.E.R.N., and the second is a little-known theory called Negative Space Architecture.
The Higgs Boson
If scientists love two things in this world it’s hilariously-named cocktails and smashing stuff. The LHC is responsible for two of these things, however one product it has achieved is a lot more noteworthy than the other. For once, I’m not talking about the “Black Hole”, which is one part gin, two parts gin and another part gin, so named because after two no words can pass the event horizon of your mouth.
No, this time I’m referring to the Higgs Boson, the so-called “God Particle”, which defines the mass of every particle in the universe.
Higgs Bosons haven’t existed with any observable effects since the instant of our universe’s genesis, wherein they ‘wrote’ the laws of physics which govern every physical law we understand today. In short, discovering them simply by smashing other stuff together would mean that we finally understood the very nature of the universe, and would redefine everything we knew to such an extent that science would be back to square one.
It’s a pretty momentous discovery- but guess what, even the LHC which is so big that it spans multiple countries hasn’t been able to find it yet.
What they have found, however is what we call an implied discovery- which feeds into the next section of the article, whereby we observe exactly what isn’t detectable which should be following an experiment. In the LHC’s logs of their innumerable world-breaking experiments are several inconsistencies unexplainable by modern science, and they’re completely changing the way we look at the world, dimensions and even theology. We’re on the verge of something incredible here, and the discovery of this ‘God Particle’, or ‘Antimatter’ or ‘Spirit Ion’ or whatever could finally prove the existence of other planes of reality, as well as all spiritual theory.
Negative Space Architecture
Everyone reading this will have heard of Sacred Geometry, of that I have no doubt, but have you ever heard of a fantastic chap named Roger Anthony Essig? Well, if you haven’t, then check this out:
The theories of Sacred Geometry, whether they are the Phi Ratio, the Fibonacci Spiral or the Flower of Life are being spotted more and more in what we already know about science. Human beings are, of course, trained to spot patterns in anything- it’s why the Rorschach test works, but when it comes to coincidences of this magnitude… Well, we don’t disregard something like this because of how commonsensical it is.
Still, this article isn’t the place to discuss the legitimacy of Sacred Geometry, I’ll let Drunvalo Melchizedek (who admittedly claims to be born in 1850 as a Taos woman, rather than as Bernard Perona in 1941 as he actually was) argue that side for you, but for the time being let’s just focus on the work of Essig. Is it just co-incidence that the “Flower of Life” and the initial stages of human cell division are identical? Is it coincidental that classical music and Pythagorean theory are almost undeniably intertwined? Probably not, but who cares!
Anyway, Roger Anthony Essig discovered that by modelling the Flower of Life in 3D some incredible geometric “coincidences” began cropping up. As a spiritually-aware person, we can presume that Essig knew of the ‘Platonic Solids’- a group of 3d geometric shapes which form practically everything we can observe here on Earth. They are as follows:
These manifest themselves at spiritually-relevant points within the shape (lending Melchizedek a little more credibility as they do so), however just with the LHC it’s what we don’t see which is the truly fascinating bit. You see, just at the Merkabah and the icosahedron are integrally linked, so too are the Platonic Solids and “Negative Space Architecture”. What we see emerging from the Flower of Life isn’t just the platonic solids we all know and love, but another platonic solid thought mathematically impossible.
The reason we call this theory “Negative Space” is because we are observing the parts ‘in-between’ conventional mathematical theory, and that’s where this new platonic solid comes in. It has two sides, three vertices and no definable edges. The faces of this solid are congruent with geometric theory, and it is this modelling of the Flower of Life which has led to their discovery. Physically, they look like three-dimensional versions of the ‘petals’ of the Flower- the yellow area on the image to the left.
Because of the incredibly low “load” of these “petals” they are able to be physically smaller than anything else in the universe. Because of that, it stands to reason that they in turn would be not only unobservable by say the Large Hadron Collider, but by the human eye. They could also explain the effects of consciousness on quantum events proved by the “Double Slit Experiment” (and written about right here).
It is only thanks to Essig’s 3D modelling of the Flower of Life that we have been made aware of this form, and hopefully by further understanding the intricate link between spirituality, sacred geometry and conventional science we will be able to prove so much of what was once lost. I’m not one to believe in any dogmatic system of belief without viable evidence, but this…
Well, how much more viable than undermining current mathematical theory can you get?
Now, I’m far from crazy: I don’t believe that 9/11 was an inside job, I’m pretty sure that there are no aliens in Area 51 and there’s no way FEMA could be conspiring against the citizens it was commissioned to protect.
I’m not a ‘conspiracy theorist’ in any sense of the term, so when I tell you that in spite of this it isfact that the world is constructed in a manner which constricts our actions and thoughts it should have a little more clout than if I was a tinfoil-hatted homeless man. In spite of this, the vast majority of people reading this will still probably reject it as paranoid gobbledegook- which means that the control systems are doing their job!
Here in Britain, the setting of George Orwell’s utterly fantastic 1984 we are already careening wildly down a path which restricts civil liberties to such a degree that an Orwell himself would have been ashamed about the caste-run dystopia into which we have evolved. The United Kingdom is notorious in the international community for its utility of a social construct known as the Panopticon, with over 1.85 million CCTV cameras observing every action taken by every citizen. On average you are observed by a government representative every 35 seconds.
No other nation would put up with this.
Now the panopticon isn’t just a governmental construct; people have to be predisposed towards the acceptance of observation before they are willing to submit to an authoritarian force which can see their every action. Achieving this has been a true Machiavellian masterpiece, which utilises every facet of the public sector to create this attitude, ranging from entertainment, to the forth estate, to religion.
Many of you out there will know of the television show Big Brother, a reality TV show which began as a simple social experiment to observe the effects the act of observation had on a group of students in England, set up by Channel 4. Much like the Quantum Double Slit experiment, observation in the end caused people to act in a manner they would otherwise not have, and the study was deemed a success. Unfortunately for the people of Britain, the show also ended up being a fairly incredible social success.
By series 3 the television show was getting applicants by the millions, enticed by dreams of celebrity (which we’ll get onto in a bit) and naturally only the very ‘kookiest’ individuals ended up being selected. The show was watched by tens of millions of people religiously, all the while soaking up the message that it was not only OK to be watched over by a controlling authority (who, quite aptly made contestants perform arduous tasks for food) but that this forfeit for human rights was actually something to be desired and embraced.
The winner of the show may have gotten the prize of hundreds of thousands of pounds, but the real winners were the people who lived on in the public’s hearts- either loved or loathed- as the ‘professional celebrities’ that the tabloid magazine industry perpetuates. These people now existed outside the construct of theBig Brother house, and their lives became a public spectacle for all to see, and since this remained the source of their income these individuals constantly humiliated themselves in public.
The very notion of celebrity is, in itself, indicative of a populus who have grown accustomed to a lack of privacy, and the fact that we now wish to have our privacy invaded as a mark of social advancement is, to my mind, tragic. Since the launch of Big Brother CCTV systems in the UK have risen by just under half, more than doubling the increase seen in previous years.
Of course since then punditry has claimed that the paparazzi are a vile bunch, but considering the media conglomerates who control their talk shows and symposiums are the same people who fork over millions for pictures of Paris Hilton’s vagina I don’t think they’re in a position to talk.
The idea that it’s “OK” to be observed by an all-powerful entity is hardly a new theory; reality TV simply brought the theory into the new age and turned control from one set of people to another. The first people to use the idea of a benevolent superpower to control people were, quite obviously, the Church! This is not a phenomenon restricted to the confines of Christianity either- the vast majority of religions, Abrahamic or not, utilise the idea that there is some omnipresent entity who observes your actions and judges you as either “Good” or “Bad”. Christianity and Islam merely took it one step further by saying that sin led to damnation, which is something your average 12th century French peasant would do anything to avoid.
To quote my good friend ‘OmniZero’: “From the moment we’re born to the moment we die we are subjected to some form of control system.” I wish it weren’t so, but this chap could not be closer to the truth if he were in a Louisiana strip-club and the truth was a moderately hot girl from a broken home. We’re left over with a medieval control system of primal fear and religious piousness, a modern theory of the panopticon built on the same theories as those ancient methods, and yet we still consider ourselves free?
Well, it’s not just the act of observation which governments, religions and corporations attempt to trivialise and then utilise; even our very free will is utterly warped by the systems of economic control which society has now grown dependent on. Say you go to a supermarket, and you buy a carton of Soya milk- that’s a noble act, right? Soya beans are relatively easy to farm, and look! It even says “Fair Trade” on it, so you know it’s reputable!
I’m really sorry to break it to you, but that’s just not the case.
The modern world, such as it is, operates like an elaborate pyramid scheme: That soya milk comes from beans grown on a farm, which are then shipped in a truck to a factory, where it is processed and then packaged, then it is flown to the supermarket where you buy it with currency issued to you by a central authority. That’s a pretty simple process on the surface of it, but when you consider that the farm exports exclusively to a corporate factory, who have a corporate contract to use vehicles manufactured by another corporation, probably owned by the same shell company as the supermarket and the airline you eventually boil down to everyone working for one person:
Whomever owns the shell company.
Then of course there’s the issue of the currency used to purchase that soya milk. Only 10% of money actually exists as physical currency, with the rest being transferred around cyberspace in bank accounts as simple mathematical assertions of pure fiscal value. If this is the case, then why does the number on one person’s screen determine how much currency they are entitled to? Sure, they may have worked for it, but in the end who attributes the end value to an essentially valueless resource?
In the old days we used gold to determine the wealth of a nation, but now everything is just noughts and ones flitting around, given importance by banks, companies, governments and the people who have but no choice but to live with them. This is no problem for the people who are in control, but for your average bluecollar worker the lofty decisions of the elite can be utterly devastating, particularly when the same people who decide what currency is worth are the same people who define who pays taxes.
We’ve ended up with a system whose very goal is to keep the rich rich and the poor poor, masquerading as a benevolent meritocracy and side-lining spirituality and “off the grid” living as the notions of madmen and fools. If one expresses a wish to live outside the system they are expected not only to fend for themselves but to not reap the rewards of being inside the system- even if they contribute.
Humanity is, at its heart a collaborative species- we do what we must to survive, and it is important to note that living as a collective isn’t necessarily corrupt. The idea of political anarchy, having no leaders and simply living in love and peace with one another works in theory, but in the end simple greed causes us to corrupt ourselves, and pretty soon you’ve got a ruling class and every other sucker working for them. The trouble we have today is even more dire than this grim reality though:
Even if someone has a revolutionary idea we are unable to implement it due to logistics.
Take the visionary work of the reverend W. Cecil- he not only theorised that Hydrogen, not fossil fuels, could be used to create locomotion within machinery. A hydrogen engine is a pretty simple piece of kit- it runs on water, uses a catalystic chamber to break H2O into its component molecules, burns the hydrogen and then reconstitutes the excess back into water.
That’s right: The fuel for this engine is the same thing it burns. Not only that, but the excess Hydrogen and Oxygen which cannot be reclaimed are released into the atmosphere, where they form clouds which form as more water! It’s infinite fucking fuel.
So when was this idea patented? Well, there were a lot of hydrogen-powered engines being designed and manufactured in the 1970s, so surely this is the suppression of information to retain the global oil market, right?Wrong.
Rev. W. Cecil designed this Hydrogen engine in 1820. EIGHTEEN. TWENTY. It had some practical applications, but at that time coal mining was a huge industry, and naturally putting millions of miners out of work was impractical as it would destroy the very basis of the economy. Because of this the engine and all its counterparts were dismissed, and coal power remained the focus of the industrial revolution. The exact same thing happened in the 1970s, but instead of coal we had oil, and instead of workhouses we had multinational corporations.
The sad fact is that unless we all change, showing people stuff like the Hydrogen engine, or solar heating, or the rejection of the panopticon is utterly useless. As a species we have so much faith tied up in the systems used to restrict us that our survival has begun to hinge on the survival of the systems just as deeply as it does on actually living!
I don’t mean to sound dire, but as long as we believe in shallow concepts like shame and governmental omniscience we are destined to be the slaves of the same ten or twenty corporate superpowers which own all of industry, and as such bankroll all of government. I’m not saying that we all need to rush to live off the grid, and in the end even the control system of nuclear deterrence in the cold war was based on the human need to survive. We simply need to have a little faith in the species and hopefully you and I can be as free as the birds we have always longed to be.
A lot of you reading this article will remember my earlier interview with Chronamut, an individual who not only frequents the Spirit Science forums but also claims to be the incarnation of a twelfth dimensional elven king. How can anyone believe this about themselves and still be considered sane? Well, the answer is simple:
He believes in the concept of “higher selves”.
Now when I say higher, I don’t mean that they are engaged in narcotic activities or are in some way tonally different- they simply exist at higher frequencies than we can usually perceive here on the third dimension. Every person alive, according to the theory, has at least one being unique to their individual wavelength but at a higher frequency, with whom they can communicate, and whose spirits they are a part of as well as emulate.
Now, there are numerous holes in this theory. I’m pretty sure that I don’t need to point them out to you: There’s no evidence for the existence of these higher beings (even if their dimensions are factually existent) and since they only communicate to their ‘host’ on the third dimension you pretty much have to take it on faith. There are a number of mental conditions and deficiencies which attribute the exact same symptoms; in fact the whole thing sounds like an elaborate psychosis, and in a lot of cases it may well be.
Channelling these higher selves is far from the only way to contact them, if these individuals are to be believed- in fact, their influence over our actions and thoughts may be far subtler than we realise.
The subconscious mind, like the heart, is active not only while we sleep, but also while we wake; our very thoughts and actions may very well be guided without our knowledge. Think of a number between one and a thousand. Got it? Common ‘higher self’ theory states that the number you just instinctively and impulsively selected may very well have been the decision of one of your higher selves. The same can be said for impulsive (gut) feelings and instinctive ‘hunches’- since time is non-linear in realms above the third dimension, it is quite possible that precognition could be one of the many faculties enabled by the existence of these beings.
How many times have you been playing a video game when a specific button input was needed and your thumb was already hovering over the button before the command appeared? How many times have you ignored the niggling little voice in your head only to have a perfectly avoidable evil occur? Why do we put any less faith in our intuition than in our senses? It makes no sense.
From a purely anthropological point of view, we have spent just as much time evolving our ability to ‘sense’ events through intuition as we have learning to see, think and hear, so why do we distrust these “little voices” that guide us? A lot of the reason behind this is cultural: The western world’s views on what can only be described as ‘extra sensory perception’, whether guided by higher selves or not, are largely based upon the Christian values propagated by the Catholic church, whose primary motivation for creating these views centuries ago was control.
You see, if we rely on ourselves, rather than externally created belief systems (including the belief in higher selves) we take power away from other people. The human race, currently, is under the control of a rigidly maintained caste system by which personal freedom and power is ultimately restricted by systems of government, religion and law- acting outside these boundaries for any reason is looked down upon, and as such self-reliance is often seen as “crazy”.
Now, with so little evidence available to validate the existence of higher selves we must concentrate on the existence of ESP as a whole; whether or not pandimensional beings exist is of little importance to the day-to-day lives of most humans, but the abilities they supposedly enhance are of importance. Of course, because of the practical applications for these abilities, the governments of the world have invested considerable time and money in researching them. The results are staggering.
The theory of extra sensory perception was coined in 1892 in France, but serious study of ESP abilities began in the 1930s, when American parapsychologist Dr Joseph Banks Rhine devised an experiment to determine the telepathic abilities of test subjects of various ages, genders and races. The experiment used the cards shown in the image above, which Rhine would examine without showing the card to the subject. The subject would then guess using any mote of extra-sensory intuition that they possessed which card the doctor was seeing, and of course Rhine’s observations were made public.
The experiment lives on in infamy, and is actually how we are introduced to Dr Peter Venkman at the start of 80s classic Ghostbusters, as well as being present in the brilliant 90s sci-fi film Starship Troopers, which also deals a little with Channelling. I digress: The results of Rhine’s experiments were summed up as this:
“If the null-hypothesis (no psychic ability) is assumed and each card selected for testing is chosen in a truly random fashion, a user’s success ratio is expected to approach 20% (1 hit per 5 trials) as their number of trials increases. The further the observed scenario is from the expected scenario, the more cause for believing the null-hypothesis is not true (the results are not simply due to chance).”
It was, needless to say, prevalent that certain test subjects, through some form of intuition (possibly even higher selves) were able to ascertain which symbol was on the card, and these results varied from person to person depending on the level of intuitive, or “psychic” ability. This, however, is not the most pressing case for the existence of paranormal abilities manifesting in humans.
In 1972 the American Defensive Intelligence Agency (DIA) published a report indicating that the USSR had what could only be described as “psychic operatives”, whose abilities outstripped the US’s conventional methods of surveilance. This came following the shock transfer of an electrical engineering lecturer named Hal Puthoff, who gave up a prominent position lecturing at Stanford university and entered the field of PSI-research.
Don’t take my word for it though; the memo itself is publicly available:
So, the Russians had been working (successfully) on unlocking the potential of the human mind, and only a year before this memo was circulated Puthoff had begun working in the same way for the Americans. Puthoff was an ex NSA agent, and was at the very forefront of the field of laser research, so why would someone so important transfer to what is considered today to have been a redundant field of research?
There are numerous sources available, but the two best are The Men Who Stare At Goats (now a movie) by Jon Ronson, and The Wizards of Langley by Jeffery Richelson. Both shed light on this almost-forgotten era of human history when the two superpowers who controlled the world secretly believed in and endorsed the factual existence of paranormal ability.
Still, this is getting long enough, and whether higher selves exist or not it is important to remember that what they apparently do has been proven to be real by millions of individuals all over the globe, and is growing more prevalent by the day. We’re on the cusp of something big, but that’s a tale for next time. Go with love, Internet traveller! Go with love.
Anyone familiar with law will know of the term “burden of proof”. It is, in its simplest terms, the need to provide proof for a statement or argument upon which the basis of an opinion is based. It is also to be noted that it is not the person who is disputing a point’s duty to provide evidence to cast doubt on a statement, but rather the defender of said statement’s prerogative to provide evidence that their statement is true.
For example: “You killed your wife.”
If someone has blood on their hands and is standing over a rapidly cooling corpse, a knife protruding from the mort flesh of its sinewy neck one is hardly likely to believe that they are innocent of committing the heinous act itself, and yet there is still the need for evidence. Proof that they did it. Otherwise that person will walk free, because without evidence there is no truth but hearsay, which is usually rubbish and always inadmissible.
Likewise, it is also imperative that the suspect, were he to be telling the truth regarding his innocence, provide evidence that he was not the perpetrator. Even though it seems heinously unlikely, because not only does he have a motive to lie but also the means to have committed the crime.
This is, of course, a clumsily thrown-together metaphor for the need for actual proof in the arena of spirituality.
If you propose to believe in something, and you wish to impart that knowledge and faith onto another person (and have it hold up to questioning) then you flat-out need to follow scientific method in the defence of said belief. People won’t believe that you hear magical voices in your head, or that you are a demonic ubermensch unless you can give them some reason to believe you.
If you have no proof, then it’s your job to be convincing, because if your argument doesn’t hold up to scrutiny then people are going to think that you’re a liar. Then your reputation gets damaged, and fewer and fewer people will be willing to listen to what they consider to be bullshit. Why, after all, should they listen to someone who can not only provide no proof that what they’re saying is true, but also lacks the charisma to convince them that they should listen?
Most damning though is a refusal to participate in debate or discussion, because the only thing which proves a lie more conclusively than a lack of evidence is the refusal to even entertain criticism of your belief and defend it as such. People will think you’re a liar if you say you can do something but that you’re choosing not to.
And they’re probably right to do so.
The Study of Spirit has one primary purpose: To provide the evidential proof that spirituality isn’t the soft-minded pseudo-cultist rubbish that the vast majority of human beings think it is. At the end of the day it is more than apparent to anyone who spends even a moment looking introspectively at the community and their own claims that more than 99% of what we say sounds completely and utterly fantastical, egotistical or just plain self-serving.
Add to this the general appearance of sub-par intellect and reputation of fraudulent behaviour the Spiritual community has managed to rack up over the years (thanks mostly to TV-psychics and palm readers) and we have an epidemic on our hands. Not a literal epidemic, but rather one of reputation, and most importantly laziness.
If we want what has been unfortunately classified as “New Age” teachings to be accepted as anything more than the implausible ramblings of madmen then we must be prepared to defend our beliefs in ways which don’t belittle the opinions or intellects of others. People not believing what we say isn’t a failing on their part, but rather a colossal failing on ours for expecting people to believe our theories without proof!
The problem a lot of people have with religions, mainstream or otherwise is that the proof is faith, and that faith itself is only compelling to people who want (or need) to believe it. The perception that a lot of the world is rapidly reaching is that while meditation and spirituality are good, faith is for weak people who need something to comfort them in the face of the all-encompassing abyss that is death.
It’s time to step up. Man up. Load up. We can’t take this lying down any more; it’s 2012, our time to shine and we can’t afford to be laughed up given the severity of the turbulent and glorious times ahead. Either we become more forthright and transparent, or we basically look like Joseph Smith.
You’ve seen that South Park episode, right?
Ok, now that we’ve gone over what dimensions are and proving they exist, let’s go for the most important part of any subject: How can we experience these other planes for ourselves?
Well, physical transmission to other frequencies is very, very difficult, and only a few people in the known history of the world have ever managed to complete this ascension. Since the difference between dimensions is essentially vibrational frequency, and consciousness affects matter on a quantum level, one must have a very high level of consciousness to modify their frequency.
There are several notable examples of this in religious texts, Jesus’ ascendancy, the rebirth of Set, the many tales of Atlantean aetheric construction, but what we’re going to be concentrating on are documented methods that can supposedly be used to reach these other dimensions yourself. I have little to no scientific data on this, so bare with us- the theory is solid, but the proof- well, the proof is the experiences you have yourself.
Method 1: Astral Projection
Probably the most well-known dimension-hopping technique is Astral Projection, a method by which the consciousness of the person engaged in the activity leaves the body and travels in a space known colloquially as the “Astral Plane”.
This state can be induced in a number of ways- drugs, guided hypnosis, near-death experiences, brain-chemical imbalance- but the most common, safe and simple method is meditation. It is said that almost everyone with the willpower to do so can engage in astral projection, so really it’s just a case of practise.
The Astral Plane is home not only to people who are choosing to inhabit this space- dreaming humans accidentally end up there too, as well as astral beings ranging from the angelic to the demonic, but as it’s a purely perceptual reality nothing there can harm you. It’s also a massively rewarding experience, and can have massive benefits psychologically, as well as mentally.
There is never anything wrong with examining your consciousness.
Either way, without pricey equipment or even the need to leave the comfort of your bed this is the easiest method of experiencing another plane of existence, and I’d wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. The validity of the phenomenon is always under scrutiny, as remote viewing has sketchy results at best, but at the same time the consciousness of lucid dreamers and astral projectors can be measured, and science has encountered startling results that point to this being a ‘real’ thing.
For some more information on how to experience this mind-altering and beautiful phenomenon, there’s plenty available out there, but the most comprehensive guides are probably http://www.astralvoyage.com/projection/guide.html, and of course the spirit science lesson on Astral Projection! Oh, and don’t forget to check out my article on the Merkabah, which is a type of spatial vehicle used by beings which travel inter-dimensionally!
Method 2: Channelling
Channelling is one of those topics that spiritualism covers which I’m just not sold on. Schizophrenia, psychosis and just plain lying seems far more likely to me than pan-dimensional beings wanting to talk with people who usually end up very very rich by telling people what they want to hear. We must be aware that frauds exist- but at the same time there are some channellings which are unequivocally accurate, as proven by time.
Because of the validity of occasional channellers’ words (for example Edgar Kayce’s knowledge of geological phenomena like polar shifts which are now proven to be fact) does give at least a little credence to the reality of their claims. There is something to be said for the insights of humanity, but we must be careful as to whom we decide to trust.
The method of channelling isn’t exactly a method to experience other dimensions for yourself, merely a way of getting second-hand information from other beings who decide to talk to us. Indeed, the majority of people pray every day, and while those prayers generally go unanswered it should be noted that they are always heard, as conscious thought can be said to travel between dimensions, especially when coupled with such a powerful engine as belief and faith.
The danger of channelling, if indeed you do manage to get it to work, is that you must be sure to practise discretion with the information you receive. You’re speaking with something that’s not necessarily going to be entirely truthful, and may even just be a reflection of your own mental faculties communicating with you from your subconscious mind; whether you perceive it to be truth or not, it’s always best to meditate and check any information, whether the source is metaphysical, or just another person.
Until I do more research on this highly disputed practise I’m going to cite it as a method, but just put a disclaimer on it: Don’t believe anyone you don’t trust implicitly, and for the love of God if someone asks for money to talk to a dead family member don’t give it to them. People make small fortunes by defrauding the weak and proclaiming themselves to be spiritual leaders, and tragically some people even buy into their own bullshit and start spreading their ego all over their words like so much unwanted cream-cheese. Oh, and if you wanna read some of Edgar Cayce’s channellings, here you go: http://healing.about.com/od/edgarcayce/Edgar_Cayce.htm
Method 3: Research
You’d be astonished how much can be learned about the world around us simply by going out and enquiring as to what it all means! The world- and the spiritual world especially- is filled with ways that you can fill your head with all kinds of fantastical knowledge and experience.
The closest a lot of us get to astral travel or experiencing other worlds is going to be reading about them, and the more you learn the more you’re likely to find out how you can experience the stuff written about first-hand. Spirit Science is a great example of this, and will more than likely help you to experience your own life in a totally different way (I know it helped me).
Research is just a way of expanding our physical minds by filling them with knowledge. It’s just like G.I. Joe always said- knowing is half the battle! And if you’re battling ignorance, well… Knowing is 100% of the battle. The experiences we have in this life are all, in a way, a form of research- and if you believe the Jainist theory then every experience we have, good and bad, leaves an indelible Karmic mark on the soul which only goes to positively benefit our lives.
Just get out there and learn as much as you can! It’s the next best thing to actually doing it!
Method 4: Die
Now believe it or not I’m not recommending that anyone try this. Responsible, eh?
Death sucks. It’s not something any mortal wants to experience, and I’m not going to pretend not to know anything more than I do, so for the love of God don’t go killing yourself to experience other dimensions, because fuck it- that’d be stupid of you. Really, really stupid. Everyone dies, after all, and you’re alive for a reason; no matter how pointless it all seems. Life is hard, but we gotta give it our all, so that when we’re ready to kick the bucket we can smile, and say “I’m glad I lived my life.”
Either way, read my 21.3 grams article for more on the human soul and death, I just hope that you don’t face death with fear- not because I have any certainty, but because fear will only make our struggle harder. I love you all, readers. Just try not to die, okay?
Anyway, this seems like a good place to end our talks on dimensions- I hope you enjoyed this little series, and that you learned a little from it, even if you disagreed with what was said. Disagreement is, after all, just a way of personally re-affirming our own beliefs, and I’d love to hear what you chaps have to say about your own experiences, so please; discuss!
Get out there and experience life! Dimensions are just the background of our reality, and we ourselves are the main event. Not even egotistical. Perhaps Shakespeare himself said it best:
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players“
Is this about perceptual reality? Who knows. Perhaps the bard knows enough.