Science vs. Mythology
I LOVE TRUTH! MODERN-DAY SCIENCE IS REPLETE WITH WIMPS WHO SHUN THE TRUTH IN FAVOR OF THEIR RELIGION (THEIR SO-CALLED "SCIENTIFIC" BELIEF SYSTEM). UNBELIEVABLY TO SOME, MYTHOLOGY CONTAINS A LOT OF TRUTH! AND I SHALL PROVE IT!
What is science?
The word "science" comes from the Greek meaning "knowledge". Basically, science presents our collective knowledge about nature. But it is more than that. Because there is so much that we don't know about nature, science is also about attaining knowledge about nature, through the scientific method.
What is mythology? How is it related to Science?
Mythology WAS the science of the ancients, and interpreted correctly will shed light upon how smart our ancestors really were. They knew many things that we have only begun to discover in the past 50 years, and possibly some things that we are still yet to discover. Take for instance the Mayan Calendar. It is more complex and more precise than anything we've every come up with. They knew more about the "heavens" than we do, or so it seems. I shall elucidate more below.
The Scientific Method
Why is the scientific method lacking? Or rather, why are WE lacking?
There is nothing lacking in the scientific method. It seems sound enough. However, WE are lacking in that we do not have the wherewithal to conduct experiments sufficient to prove certain things. We cannot see into the atom (at least not very clearly and not very well). And we cannot go to the sun, let alone other stars, to collect data. So, we are stuck with observation (of what we CAN see) and we have to extrapolate the rest.
Why are Scientists almost always wrong?
The thing is this: SCIENTISTS ARE ALMOST ALWAYS WRONG. They used to think that the world was flat. Well, that was proven wrong. They used to think that the sun went around the Earth. Well, that was proven wrong. They used to think that the atom was the smallest indivisible unit in the universe. Well, that was proven wrong. Why are they almost always wrong?
They are wrong because they make theories based upon observations, then hold to those theories like religious beliefs. SCIENCE IS FULL OF RELIGIOUS FANATICS! There are those who still hold to Newtonian physics (some of which is true, I admit), and there are those who still hold to the old-fashioned notion of Darwinian evolution on this planet, because they have HIDDEN all evidence that goes contrary to their BELIEF SYSTEM (their scientific RELIGION)! [And that makes me very, very angry!]
When a scientist comes along with evidence that goes contrary to the popular notion in science, they are laughed at, ridiculed, and sometimes they lose their job and/or their funding. Why? Isn't science suppose to be the pursuit of TRUTH, wherever that may reside?
Why isn't science the pursuit of truth?
Unfortunately, science is full of WIMPS. I say, "WIMPS," because they are AFRAID of losing their jobs, AFRAID of ridicule, AFRAID of losing grants, scholarships, and funding, they are AFRAID of telling the truth, because pride gets in the way. Until the scientific community is willing to admit when it is wrong, we will NEVER ever find the TRUTH!
Now, don't get me wrong, there are SOME scientific "TRUTHERS" out there, and most of them are WOMEN. I guess only women have the balls to speak the TRUTH! Some examples:
Many scientists will read this page and say, "That's poppycock! It goes against EVERYTHING we know in science." And I say, "Exactly! Because you guys are almost always wrong!" Just because I take 2 apples and add 2 apples does NOT mean I get 4 apples. Actually, I get one big bowl of apple sauce. So, sometimes 2 + 2 does NOT equal 4. (I'm referring to protons in the nucleus of an atom).
In the "first ever photo" of a hydrogen atom (pictured down on this
page), I don't see one proton!
How science is WRONG about the nature of the atom:
It makes perfect sense to me that there would be MORE mass and MORE charge in the nucleus of an atom. You see it's not as simple as having equal charges of static electricity. Why? Because, iIf I take one pole of a magnet (let's say it is positive) and the opposite pole of another magnet (let's say it is negative), then I gently, slowly move those two close enough, they will attract each other. BUT, if I move them by each other very rapidly, the magnetic force will not be strong enough to overcome the momentum.
Therefore, I claim that science is WRONG about the nature of the atom. Scientists seem to think that is as simple as the charges balancing out. I say, "That's poppycock!" It defies the laws of Newtonian physics (the true ones that is). A force strong enough to counteract the momentum of the electron whizzing around the nucleus thousands, perhaps millions of time per second, is NEEDED.
M = v * m
I see at least 12 positive charges in the nucleus of the hydrogen atom, which science says has only 1 positive charge. I don't know the exact numbers (and I don't think science does either) so I couldn't possibly calculate the number of positive charges need to overcome the momentum of an electron. However, we CAN look at the solar system as a working model.
The sun is 108 times the size of Earth and the Earth is 108 times the size of the moon. (Approximately).
So, that would mean that the nucleus of the atom should be 108 times the size of the electron.
And since not all the planets in our solar system are the same size, what makes scientists think that all electrons are the same size? That's just ridiculous.
More on the ATOM (below) (click here to get directly there).
My Thoughts on Gravity
Since we still don't know the full nature of gravity (i.e., how and why it works), there is a lot of theories that try to explain it. I have my own theory, and if it is similar to any existing theory, then my hat's off to the other genius.
Please note that I believe that there IS value in hypothesizing even though tests cannot be conducted. I also believe that the rules of logic as dictated in philosophy classes are useful and of value in finding possible answers to the questions/mysteries of science. Therefore, please allow me to speculate on the nature of gravity.
Since I was a secondary student, I have wondered about gravity. What causes it? Why does it work? Is it truly a constant in the universe? One day, I began to deeply ponder the nature of gravity. I even asked "God" (whomever, whatever "He" is) to reveal to me the nature of gravity. If you believe in God, then you can accept the possibility that the inspiration came from God. Otherwise you must conclude that I alone came to the conclusion that since gravity acts like magnetism, gravity must be a kind of magnetism. As for me, it was divine inspiration. However, I did not fully understand the answer to my prayer at the time. For, then, I thought, "Wait a minute? Only iron, cobalt and nickel have magnetic properties; and yet, ALL things fall to the ground (are attracted to mother Earth)." So, I put the whole idea of gravity being magnetism on the back burner for many, many years. It wasn't until recently (2013) that I have revisited the idea again; and now I understand the answer. Let me explain:
What if magnetism IS gravity (and gravity IS magnetism), but some objects have MORE gravity (magnetic force) than others? If that is true, then either
(a) there is NO gravitational constant in the universe, or
(b) the gravitational constant must account for BOTH mass AND material (for some materials are more magnetic than others).
*** My idea would explain why ALL things are attracted to mother Earth. ***
"BUT LEON!" (you object, and rightly so...), "Your idea cannot possible be true, because ALL objects fall to the Earth at the same rate of acceleration," you say. "If some objects are MORE magnetic than others, would not they fall faster?" you continue.
My reply to above objection:
Excellent questions! I have an explanation for that. All experiments, such as the one Galileo did on the leaning tower of Pisa, involve objects of picayune size AND MASS in relation to the Earth. Therefore, the difference in acceleration would be SO negligible that it wouldn't even be perceptible.
Let me explain further.
Yes! To us, a tiny feather and a ball-bearing are of significantly different mass. But, when compared to the Earth, that difference is negligible.
Yes! I have seen experiments on Youtube of the feather and a ball-bearing being dropped in a vacuum, and they appear to fall at the same rate of acceleration. I have also seen the experiment on the moon with the hammer and the falcon feather being dropped at the same time.
(1) the naked eye may not be able to see the slight difference (although I swear I saw the hammer accelerate faster than the feather by just a hair.
(2) the difference in mass of the hammer to feather may be negligible in relationship to the mass of the moon.
I must conclude that the experiments are inconclusive, at best. The human eye is not a reliable tool for measurement in this case.
I would like to see the hammer and feather dropped exactly simultaneously from a MUCH higher elevation on the moon before I conceded defeat.
An Electric Universe
I subscribe to the 'electric universe' theory, because it is the only one that explains why the Sun's sun spots are BLACK. If the conventional theory is correct that the sun's energy is created by the fission of hydrogen into helium (nuclear reactions), then why is the inside of the sun black? The inside of the sun is actually COOLER than the surface of the sun. Therefore, there must be some other phenomenon than nuclear fission.
4 States of Matter
Let's look at what we know. We now know that there are 4 (not 3) states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, plasma. When you make fire, you are converting solid and/or liquid into a plasma. A plasma is a state of matter where the atoms become highly excited ions. Ions are ELECTRICAL! They carry positive and negative charges, but they enter into such an "excited" state, that they cannot be "bound". They have too much energy to be bound together in molecules. So, in one's fireplace, it is theoretically possible to see all four states of matter at once: solid and liquid in the wood, gas in the smoke, and plasma in the fire.
As Above, So Below (More on the Atom)
The ancient "Hermetics" taught us "as above, so below". Why don't we listen? I'll tell you why we don't listen, because we can't believe that they were smarter than we are. What if the ancients were on to something? [We can speculate till the cows come home about HOW they came upon their knowledge (science), but that would do us no good]. Furthermore, how is it that we THINK we know more about the workings of an atom, than we do about our own solar system? [We actually DON'T KNOW what the atom is like; scientists have never actually see one, well not until 2013. On May 28, 2013, Fox News published the "first ever photograph inside an hydrogen atom". And does it look like the models we've all seen in our science classes? Well have a look for yourself.
The Atom (a mini solar system)
The atom is described as having four forces that keep it together. They are as follows:
(1) STRONG FORCE: which keeps the protons in the nucleus together, like a "glue". Nobody can explain what, how, or why. It is merely postulated that it must exist. There must be SOMETHING that keeps all those positively charged particles from repelling each other. Nobody knows what it is, but it must be there. (I know, crazy, huh?) [Possibly the neutron is the "glue", but if so, the neutron must be the source of the strong force, which is what exactly? Gravity?]
LEON'S COMMENT: According to conventional science, the nucleus of the Hydrogen atom contains one proton with a single positive charge equal to the negative charge of the electron a minute fraction of it's size. THIS BOGGLES the MIND of any LOGICAL thinker. Where do they get those scientists anyways? "Piled Higher" Degrees from Oxford? "Piled Higher" Degrees from Harvard? I have a BYU undergraduate degree and I know better. The photo above proves that I am right and conventional science is wrong. One can clearly see at least 12 spherical objects in the nucleus of the Hydrogen atom. What are those objects? They are suns. They a miniature suns (as above so below). And my guess is that there are a helluva lot more electrons (mini planets) going around those suns.
(2) WEAK FORCE: is the hypothetical force which keeps the neutron from decaying into one proton and one electron. Okay, so, scientists found that the amount of mass in the nuclei of bigger atoms was MORE than the appropriate number of protons would account for, so what did they do? They invented neutrons. (Yeah, I know! "If the piece of the puzzle doesn't fit, we'll make our own piece of the puzzle and make it fit." Crazy, huh?)
LEON'S COMMENT: Neutron? Has anyone actually ever seen a neutron? I don't think so. It's all hypothetical science. It's not hard science. It is non-science and some would go so far as to say it is non-sense. See "Leon's Comment" above for details. Yes, maybe some are neutrons and some are protons, but they are all relatively the same size. There goes the hypothesis that the neutron is composed of a proton and an electron.
(3) GRAVITATIONAL FORCE: This is considered to be the weakest of all the forces working in the atom, but since Newton's Law of Gravitation claims that ALL objects attract ALL other objects (despite charge), then scientists had to put that in there, didn't they?
LEON'S COMMENT: My model of the atom says that gravity IS electro-magnetism. More on that later.
(4) ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCE: This is the hypothetical force that keeps the electrons in orbit around the proton-rich nucleus. (This is in addition to gravity, but stronger than gravity).
LEON'S COMMENT: My model of the atom says that electo-magnetic force IS gravity; AND, there is ONLY gravity. HOWEVER, gravity (electro-magnetic force) is not constant, based upon mass alone; it is also based upon the type of matter (material). To further extrapolate, it boggles the mind that one could be so simple as to think that all protons and/or neutrons are composed of exactly the same matter and therefore exert exactly the same force (whatever that force may be).
We know that electricity can be made with magnets. We also know that electricity can make magnets! Clearly, there is an inherent relationship between electricity and magnetism. And, isn't it interesting that scientists call the LIGHT spectrum the "Electro-Magnetic Spectrum" ???? To further extrapolate, isn't it interesting that scientist acknowledge that matter is merely energy with a lower rate of vibration than energy? In essence, matter IS energy and energy IS matter. Haven't we proven that already?
WHAT is an energy "Wave" really?
It took me a long time to realize that when scientists talk about "waves" of energy, they are really talking about a pulse of energy--a pulse that weakens and strengthens over a given time (frequency of the pulse). I was thrown off for many, many years by the term "wave", thinking of ocean waves. In reality, ocean waves are a totally different phenomenon with no relationship or similarity to actual energy pulses.
If you think in terms of pulses of energy, it makes a lot more sense. Yes, sure, we depict those pulses in wave-form, but that is merely to show the amplitude of the pulse.
My Model of the Atom (by Leon of Leon's Planet ©2013~)
Nucleus = a collective of little suns; possibly miniature positively charged spheres of plasma (charge being related to mass AND to type of material)
Electrons = little planetoids that are in orbit around the nucleus (negatively charged plasma balls????)
As above, so below!
Both the solar system AND the atom work upon electro-magnetism! Gravity IS electro-magnetism. Light (or energy) IS electro-magnetic (hence the title "electro-magnetic spectrum"). There is no need for a strong force, a weak force, or any other force, except gravity (electro-magnetism).
K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Silly!)
With the discovery of atomic (nuclear) energy, we learned that matter can be converted into energy (and visa versa). This tells us something; it tells us that matter IS energy, only at a lower vibration (lower frequency).
Knowing that matter and energy are the same thing is important. From that important information we can conclude that if gravity is a force exerted by matter, it must also be exerted by energy. Furthermore, if gravity has effect upon matter, it must have effect upon energy.
This makes Newton's laws about gravity being a function of mass WRONG, because energy has no mass; or, .......does it?
That's an interesting question, and I would wager that energy DOES have mass (and angels or spiritual beings, which are energy beings or beings of light, would therefore have mass).
Angels and light beings aside for the moment, What if energy DID have mass?
PROOF THAT ENERGY DOES HAVE MASS
Scientists now tell us that light can be bent due to gravity. (Google it). It's true. Scientists are saying that Newton must have been wrong, because light is affected by gravity and light has no mass. [Remember that Newton said that the more the mass the stronger the force of gravity]. Newton explained Galileo's experiment by saying that there is an inverse relationship between the inertia that needs to be overcome by gravity and the force of gravity, in affect, canceling each other out and all objects are attracted at the same rate of acceleration. However, according to Newton's equations, 0 mass would mean 0 gravity.
What if Newton wasn't wrong? What if energy DOES have mass? It has mass, but it is traveling at such fast speeds that it bears incredible amount of inertia. Thus, it would require at great amount of gravitational force to overcome that inertia.
Woah! Right? Energy has mass??????
Sure! Why not? If energy is merely matter at a higher rate of vibration (higher frequency), then it stands to reason that being the same thing, it must have the same properties (i.e., mass).
NEW PROOF that MATTER can be converted into ENERGY (and therefore ENERGY HAS MASS)
Take a flame. It is a plasma right?
The gas in a lighter, for example, has mass....quantifiable mass. If we created a closed system, wherein we lit a lighter. The gas is converted into a plasma, by the introduction of heat energy. As the plasma cools, it turns into smoke (another gas), and as the smoke cools, it turns into soot (a solid) on the sides, top, and perhaps even bottom of the container. If we measured the mass of the system before and after lighting the lighter, I'd bet we would see a difference. The system would have lost mass. Where did it go? It was converted into light and heat energy. This proves that energy has mass.
Also, I remember reading in my science book about radioactive decay and how some of the mass of the atoms were converted into gamma radiation. This PROVES without a shade of doubt that energy HAS mass, because mass cannot just dissipate into thin air. Mass is a constant in the universe. Mass cannot be created or destroyed.
Now that I think about it, with all that we know (in science), how can scientists logically say that energy has no mass????
Are they freaking morons?
The ancients were smarter than modern-day scientists. Let's look at what they had to say.
What Did The Ancients Say?
Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BC, the atom (anu or aṇor) is mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 8, Verse 9):
One meditates on the omniscient, primordial, the controller, smaller than the atom, yet the maintainer of everything; whose form is inconceivable, resplendent like the sun and totally transcendental to material nature.
"He is the Knower of the Unseen, Whom not an atom's weight eludes, either in the heavens or in the earth; nor is there anything smaller or larger than that which is not in a Clear Book." (Qur'an, 34:3)
"Not even an atom's weight eludes your Lord, either on earth or in heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a Clear Book." (Qur'an, 10:61)
Mormon (LDS) Writings:
"He that ascended up on high, as also he descended below all things, in that he comprehended all things, that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth; Which truth shineth. This is the light of Christ. As also he is in the sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof by which it was made. As also he is in the moon, and is the light of the moon, and the power thereof by which it was made; 9 As also the light of the stars, and the power thereof by which they were made; And the earth also, and the power thereof, even the earth upon which you stand. And the light which shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings; Which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space—The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things." (D&C 88:6-13)
1. T'is true without lying, certain & most true.
"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that
God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
Conclusions (up to this point)
"All things arose by one thing; The sun is it's father" (Hermetic writings).... That sounds like light to me. Light is the source of all things. God is light. Light is God. Therefore, God [light] created all things, including the atom and its subatomic particles.
As above, so below. As in the solar system, so it is in the atom.
I can't prove it with hard data, but I have proven it with logic:
LEON'S PROOF of the "God Particle"
Postulate: GOD is LIGHT (I John 1:5).
1. If GOD is LIGHT (I John 1:5) and if GOD is the creator of the physical universe (GENESIS), then LIGHT is the creator of the physical universe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. If LIGHT is the creator of the physical universe, then the PHOTON is the "God particle" (and NOT the Higgs-Boson).
3. If the PHOTON is the "God particle", then all things are made of PHOTONS (all things = energy and matter).
4. If all things are made of PHOTONS, then all things must be also powered by PHOTONS.
5. If all things are powered by PHOTONS, then electro-magnetic energy must be of/from PHOTONS.
6. Furthermore, if all things are powered by PHOTONS, then gravitational force must be of/from PHOTONS as well.
7. If both electro-magnetic force and gravitational force have the same source, they could actually be the same form of energy.
8. If gravity is electro-magnetic force, then all things are magnetic (to some degree or another).
Evidence (presented above) for my assertion that all things are magnetic (to one degree or another) is that not all magnets are equal (in the amount of force that they exert per unit of mass).
But, also, those who've been delving into the science of anti-gravity, have been using electro-magnetic fields to counteract the force of gravity with some success. Take Berkhard Heim for example. He seemed to think that one could fight the proverbial fire with fire. Heim Theory suggests using electro-magnetic fields to overcome gravity.
HOW WOULD ANTI-GRAVITY WORK?
Well, electricity works upon negative and positive charges. Since lightning (electricity from the clouds) is attracted to the Earth, and we know that electricity is negatively charged; Then, we can safely conclude that the Earth is a giant proton. Therefore, if one could generate a strong enough positively charged field around one's vessel, it would be repelled by the Earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[I'd bet we've already done it, and I'll bet that most of those UFO's (especially the triangular ones) are ours].
All that they've have to do is somehow direct a beam (or multiple beams for stability) of positively charged plasma or energy toward the Earth and LIFT-OFF! Pretty simple concept. However, I imagine making such a vehicle wouldn't be so easy, 'cause I wouldn't have the first clue how to make a positively charged field/ energy beam.
Angels and beings of light probably know how to create a positively charged field around themselves so as to appear "floating" in the air despite the fact that they have mass (as I have already proven with logic).
What Powers the Photon?
If the primal source of all that is, is a photon, then the photon must be it's own source of power, and in a certain way, that is correct. But, what if I told you that one could change the FREQUENCY of the photon? In effect, one could make the photon less "excited" or more "excited".
What do I mean "more excited" or "less excited"? I mean that the frequency of the vibration of the photon can change. To a certain extent science has proven this. They have seen the quarks actually change color. Oops! I just introduced the word "color" without explaining.
What does color have to do with frequency? Well, in the visible portion of the electro-magnetic spectrum, we have red (the lowest frequency), orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet (the highest frequency). These visible frequencies are harmless to the human body.
Below-red frequencies are probably not immediately damaging to the human body in low dosages, but I wonder if they don't lower our vibrations. Certainly in high dosages, they can do great damage to our bodies.
BELOW RED = Infrared, Microwaves, and Radio Waves.
However, the above-violet frequencies are quite damaging, even in small dosages. Nowadays, just a few hours in the sun, and some of my plants die; And, I get sunburned. That didn't happen when I was a child. Clearly, we are being exposed to more ultra-violet radiation from the sun these days; and, my hypothesis is that the reason for that is that the magnetic field of the Earth is weakening (and has been for the past thousand years or more).
ABOVE VIOLET - Ultraviolet, soft X-rays, hard X-rays, and Gamma rays.
The good side of the "above-violet" kind of radiation is that the increased high-frequency radiation is raising our vibrations here on this planet. We need not suffer harm from it if we are prudent and don't spend too much time in direct sunlight. And, this phenomenon begs the question: "Can we keep up?"
How do we keep up? Well, we have to do our part! The sun is doing its part, but if we don't do our part, our cells will be destroyed as they are unable to adapt to the higher frequencies coming into our biosphere. So, what is "our part"? We must LOVE
GOD is LOVE!
"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." (I John 4:8)
"God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him." (I John 4:16)
So, there you have it!
If God is Light (I John 1:5) and If God is Love (I John 4:8,16), then we can safely conclude that the PHOTON is powered by or "excited by" LOVE!
The absence of LOVE, therefore, means that the PHOTON has a low frequency (below red).
The increase in LOVE is tantamount to the increase in LIGHT (and visa versa????)
If we have LOVE (God) for our fellow humans, we fill our bodies with LIGHT (God), and the more LOVE we have the more LIGHT we have. It makes me wonder, "Can we change into beings of light?" The Bible says that we can....that our bodies will be changed (if we are the righteous), from corruptible to incorruptible (I take that to mean from mortal to immortal).
Why is HELL so HOT?
Well, Hell, as we know is down in the LOWER FREQUENCY of VIBRATION; and so, we have proof that HELL IS HOT after all, because we all know what happens when we put something in a microwave oven!
Being full of LOVE, therefore, means that the PHOTON has a high frequency (up near violet, and beyond violet). I think our ultimate goal is to get our physical frequency up above that of violet into the crystal realms. I call them "crystal", because they are clear as crystal.
And so, in my estimation, to be of a frequency above violet, would denote crystal clarity, like a sea of glass.
What is Heaven like?
The Bible says that one day, the Earth will become "new".
"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea."
Although the Bible doesn't specifically or directly say so, there is evidence that the Earth may become as clear crystal.
"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God." (Rev. 15:2)
You, see, there is no more sea, because all matter has become glass (or clear, crystalline form of a finer matter).
This brings me to my next point. It seems that we must raise our vibrations beyond violet, into the crystal realm, in order to "overcome" the physical body and enter into the "new Earth".
Mythology and Science
Now, I wish to move in a slightly new direction. I want to explain how mythology is not so wacky, as the scientists think.
What is the RAINBOW BRIDGE?
As you may know, the so-called "rainbow bridge" is what Norse mythology calls the link between our physical realm and the spiritual realm. We read/hear that and we think, "Ahhh, what a cute bedtime story." But, what if it were true? [Not like in the movie "Thor", that movie is complete fiction.] I mean, "What if there were some kind of 'rainbow' phenomenon in the link between our two realms?"
I was surprised to find (through years of research) that the rainbow is a part of many metaphysical philosophies in similar fashion.
Let's start with the Christian Bible.
In the last book of the Christian Bible, Revelation, we read a description of the City of God as seen by its author, St. John.
"And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst." (Rev. 21:19-20)
***It seems kind of interesting that the FOUNDATION of the CITY of GOD would be resting on RAINBOW colors.
NDEs & RAINBOW BRIDGES
NDE's (or Near-Death Experiences) sometimes mention the rainbow bridge. I think many neglect to mention it because they may not think it is important. Not all NDE-experiencers experience the rainbow bridge, just as not all experience the tunnel, with a light at the end of the tunnel.
Here are some NDE's that mention the rainbow bridge.
"When the white had completely consumed me, the feeling of inertia ceased. I felt a peaceful stillness, suddenly all was black again. Next, I saw a Rainbow. An enormous Rainbow, the kind you would see in a children's book. I would describe it as a road, or a bridge. It was not an arc like you would usually picture one to be. At first it was far away, surrounded by blackness. As I slowly approached, it got larger. I felt incredibly attracted to it, almost like I knew I needed to get to it. I felt in all of my being "The answer lies over the rainbow". I was distinctly urged by another entity that I could not see, hear, or name...only feel...to 'Go over'."
"One by one, all Beings reached the end of the tunnel, and we were drawn through a doorway of light into a rainbow of colors. I felt as though suspended in the aurora borealis. Specks of glitter attached themselves to the Beings ascending ahead of me, and their forms were bathed in an eerie glow. As I passed through the rainbow I too picked up extra sparkle only to discover that these glittering pulses of light were the souls of the pets we had loved during our lifetime. Their souls were in the rainbow waiting for us as we passed through this gateway of light."
"I never felt any danger nor was I gasping for air as the water filled my lungs. I was at peace. The last time I glanced upward towards the surface I noticed that the light was different. This time the reflection from the sun was more like dancing colored lights performing for me. The lights resembled the colors of a
rainbow and were forming some sort of a pattern above me.
(by PMH Atwater)
"In his NDE he talks about seeing an angel when he cried out for help after having 'died'. The angel appeared and he understood it to be his higher self - the soul. He was taken to a rainbow shimmering light through a tunnel or light-beam. Part of the 'beam' was going to the light and part of it was going from the light. As he was going up towards the light he sort of realized that this 'beam' going up was people dying at that time. The other side of the same light - 'the beam' going in the other direction were all the souls being reborn."
Mythology is Science through Metaphor
(The gods aren't really gods after all!)
What do the ancient gods represent?
The short answer: they are personifications of aspects of nature. Personification is a kind of metaphor.
The long answer:
GREEK GODS and SCIENTIFIC METAPHOR
In the beginning, before the TITANS there were the PRIMORDIAL DEITIES.
THE PRIMORDIAL DEITIES (PERSONIFICATIONS OF PRIMAL FORCES or ASPECT OF NATURE)
(f) = feminine, (m) = masculine
GAIA (earth) + URANUS (sky) = TITANS
OCEANUS = personification of the cosmic sea (possibly another name for Pontus).
TETHYS = personification of terrestrial waters (sister-wife of Oceanus)
HYPERION = personification of LIGHT, father of the sun (Helios), and was said to incarnate as the sun. His place is in the East and he is the bringer of wisdom and light. [Did Hyperion take the place of Aether? It looks like it.]
THEIA = sister-wife of Hyperion, mother of the sun (Helios), mother of the moon (Selene), and mother of the dawn (Eros). [Theia merely means goddess, but it is thought that the word may be etymologically related to a proto-greek word for light or bright]. [It looks like Theia took the place of Hemera, doesn't it?]
COEUS = personification of the celestial axis
PHOEBE = sister-wife of Coeus, mother of Leto (mother of Apollo and Artemis), and Asteria (star goddess); personification of prophecy (seership). [Could the union of COEUS & PHOEBE be the birth of Astrology?]
CRONUS = possibly, personification of planet Saturn (as he was equated with the Roman god Saturn). After he killed his father, Uranus, he and his wife became the rulers of the gods. Cronus re-imprisoned the Hecatonchires, the Gigantes, and the Cyclopes and set the dragon Campe to guard them. The period in which Cronus ruled was called the Golden Age, as the people of the time had no need for laws or rules; everyone did the right thing, and immorality was absent.
RHEA = sister-wife of Cronus, personification of "flow" or "discharge"; The MILKY WAY was milk that flowed from Rhea's breast.
MNEMOSYNE = personification of memory; mother of nine muses.
THEMIS = personification of divine order/law
CRIUS = possibly personification of precession; possibly god of constellations and celestial cycles
IAPETUS = personification of "piercing" (wounding)
THE TITANS (in table form):
PROMETHEUS = [son of Iapetus (Piercer) & Clymene (an Oceanid)] personification of forethought and intelligence
ATLAS = [son of Iapetus (Piercer) & Clymene (an Oceanid)] personification of celestial mechanics (and maybe gravity/anti-gravity), as he held up the sky (firmament of heaven).
The Titans represent scientific principles: Fluidity of space, Light, Celestial axis, Cut & Flow, Memory, scientific LAWs, celestial cycles, even intelligence and gravity.
CRONUS & RHEA (CUT & FLOW) had 7 children. They are THE OLYMPIANS:
Zeus = personification of DAYLIGHT [Zeus may be etymologically related to the proto-Greek word: DEUS (Daylight)]
Hera = sister-wife of Zeus
Poseidon = personification of the SEA
Hades = personification of DARKNESS (AKA: The Underworld)
Hestia = personification of home and hearth
Demeter = De (Grain) = Meter (Mother) [a solar deity, like Zeus]
Chiron (meaning?) = The original centaur; The first ever centaur.
I see interesting parallels with Hebrew mythology, thusly:
Note: We know that Behemoth is the animation (as opposed
to personification) of Lights
But, back to Greek Mythology (Science).
Apparently, there were several "upsets" in the history of the universe.
Firstly, Cronus killed his father Uranus and became ruler in the Heavens (Sky). Does that mean that the planet Saturn was at one time the "ruler" of our planet? Did planet Earth at one time revolve around Saturn?
Secondly, Zeus killed his father Cronus and became the ruler in the Heavens (Sky). Does that mean that another celestial body became the "ruler" of our planet? Could Zeus represent the sun? Was the planet Earth somehow "bumped" out of Saturn's orbit and moved into a new orbit around the sun?
We may never know for sure, but there are several theories which corroborate such a philosophy.
One thing was can say for sure, is that the Greeks believed that there were at least TWO major upsets in the history of our solar system. The so-called "Olympians" rule in our current order. Let's discuss the Olympians.
THE CHILDREN OF ZEUS
Zeus was a busy god. He had over 100 children, but we are only interested in a few (9).
IMPORTANT: BLUE: GODS, RED: God + Mortal = Demigod
I maintain that ALL of Zeus's children (at least all 9 above) are personifications of ASPECTS of HIMSELF!
Let me write it another way.
If Zeus represents the DAY, and the DAY is a product of the SUN, then his children are merely ASPECTS of the SUN!
Let me try to prove it.
(1) Ares [Sun as Warrior]
Ares was the god of war, but I suggest that Ares is the aspect of the SUN as warrior [The SUN does lash out from time to time in the form of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and solar flares]. He also have been known to "kill" comets, asteroids, and other things in space.
(2) Persephone [Sun in Winter]
Persephone was/is the goddess who was required by Zeus to spend 3 months of every year in Hades
(the Underworld = lower cosmos).
(3) Apollo [Sun as Destroyer of Evil]
It is commonly recognized that Apollo is a solar deity. His name literally means "Destroyer". His arrows represent the rays of the SUN.
However, I suggest that what is meant is that Apollo is the DESTROYER of EVIL. (Kind of like the Destroying Angel of God).
As an example of how Apollo destroyed 'evil' is when his arrows (rays) killed the evil serpent/dragon Python (which I think either represented a virus or darkness). One of the reasons I think Python could have been a virus, is because Apollo was a healer. Read more here.
For more verification, please see table below:
Hygieia (Hygiene) is the personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation.
Laso (Les) is the personification of convalescence and recuperation.
Aceso (?) is the personification of healing.
Aglaea (Brilliant, shining one)
Panacea (All remedy) is the personification of a universal remedy.
Meditrina (possibly the personification of longevity)
Machaon and Podaleirios were the personifications of surgery.
Telephoros [Tele (far) + phor (bearer)] is the personification of "bearing/carrying one until the end," "Bringer of Completion."
Apollo apparently taught his son, Asclepius, all about healing (the art/science of medicine). So, I suggest that Apollo was the personification of the SUN as a DESTROYER of evil, sickness, and darkness. [Although, it is not inconceivable that too much of a good thing can be bad, for example sun burns and skin cancer can be caused by our would-be loving SUN].
(4) Aphrodite [Sun as Love]
Aphrodite is commonly known as the goddess of LOVE. She is said to have risen out of the sea, possibly from sea foam (as aphro means foam in Greek).
It was the LOVE of the SUN, as CREATOR, that made it possible for all life to exist on this planet. Talk to any biologist and he/she will tell you that life originated from the sea. The SEA + SUN's LOVE was the recipe for life starting on this planet. Sea Foam is the evidence of minute, single-celled organisms, called cyano-bacteria that produce oxygen through photosynthesis, making it possible for all oxygen breathing life to exist on this planet. I think it is a pretty strong connection, don't you?
(5) Dionysus [Sun as Savior]
Dionysus's father was Zeus (God) and his mother was Semele (a mortal woman). Thus, as a mortal, he COULD DIE, and as a god, he could be RESURRECTED.
Dionysus shed his own blood and gave it to the humans in the form of grapes (which was converted into wine). [Wine = Blood of God].
Ultimately, Dinoysus gave his life for all humankind on December 22 (Winter solstice), and was resurrected 3 days later on December 25 (when the sun begins to rise higher and higher in latitude).
(6) Hermes [Sun as 'Thief in the night']
Hermes was the divine messenger. He delivered people to the underworld, usually at night, as most people died in their sleep at night. He was called the "Thief in the Night", because he would come and steal people's souls at night.
(7) Heracles/Hercules [Sun as Traveler through the Zodiac]
Please notice that Hercules was given 12 labors and notice that there are 12 signs of the Zodiac. Each labor of Hercules represents the sun's passage through one sign of the zodiac, which takes approximately 2000 years. It is called 'precession of the equinoxes'.
So, I present for your perusal, what I've come up with, on my own (No, thanks to anyone else). This is from MY own research. Please notice that the signs of 'precession' (which takes approximately 24,000 years), go in reverse order of the month signs. The reason is because of the reverse wobble of the Earth.
POST NOTE: I get on Santos Bonacci's* case a lot because he makes up etymologies for words that I doubt have any basis in reality, in effort to support his assertions. So, if you think that I'm stretching to support my assertion that the 12 labors of Hercules represent the passage through the twelve AGES, then I'm with you on that.
Hence, please consider that the actual order of the labors, or the actual stories themselves may be irrelevant to the idea that there are 12 ages, through which the sun must pass to complete the "Great Year" (one 24,000-year reverse trip around the "circle in the sky" called the zodiac).
*Santos Bonacci does a series of lectures on Astro-Theology (They can be found on YouTube).
**I have a problem with some of his etymologies, such as his claim that the
name Solomon is Sol (sun) + Mon (moon). I highly doubt that.
(8) Perseus [Sun as Vanquisher of Evil]
As you probably know very well, Perseus killed Medusa and Poseidon's sea monster to save humanity from the evil ambitions of Hades.
Medusa is remarkably similar in appearance and character to the primordial demon/monster Echidna.
Poseidon's sea monster is remarkably similar in appearance and character to the primordial demon/monster Typhon.
I know that they are different, but the roles they play are remarkably similar.
(9) Helen [as the Sun's Nemesis]
Helen's adoptive mother was Leda (a mortal), but her real mother was Nemesis (Vengeance).
Helen's father was Zeus (Day).
Helen means "Bright One".
Nemesis was either the daughter of Oceanus (Cosmic Sea), or the daughter of Erebus (Darkness) & Nyx (Night), depending upon the version of the story (and the author).
Nemesis did not want to mate with Zeus, so she fled in the form of a goose. [As the darkness flees from the DAY !!!]. Zeus changed himself into a swan and pursued Nemesis and succeeded to mate with her. Nemesis laid an egg and from that egg Helen was born.
Could Helen be the figurative "offspring" of the SUN? If so, that would make our solar system a binary solar system.
*** Could Helen be Nibiru? ***
The Trojan War could be a metaphor for the chaos which ensued when Zeus [SUN] and Nemesis [A rogue star or planet] 'mated' [collided].
It is science in story format!
Perhaps someday modern-day science will "catch up" with what the ancients already knew.
I hope so.
Now, my favorite mythology:
NORSE GODS & SCIENTIFIC METAPHOR
In the beginning, there were two realms, separated by a Great Gap.
The heat from the fire home went up and melted the ice in the ice home, creating liquid and gas in the void between.
Out of the ice a Jotun (Giant) begins to thaw out. His name was Ymir. (I don't know what it means). Clearly, Ymir was not your average ice giant. It was much bigger. Clearly, the "stuff" from which the universe was created was ALREADY in existence. This is in line with the first law of thermo-dyamics that matter/energy cannot be created or destroyed, but rather is eternal.
From Ymir's armpits came two humanoid beings, one male and one female.
From Ymir's legs came the Jotnar (ice giants) (a much smaller race of giants).
From the rime (melting ice) came a COSMIC COW named "Auđumbla". The etymology of "Authumbla" is unclear. It is thought that "auth" means "rich" and 'umbla" might mean cow.
Ymir was nourished by the rivers of milk that flowed from the utter of Authumbla. This is perhaps the "Milky Way" which all the ancients metaphorically called a river of milk.
The COSMIC COW licked more of the ice and from it emerged a humanoid named Buri.
Buri begat Borr.
Borr begat 3 sons: Vodin (Wisdom), Vili (Will), and Ve (Way) [My translations]
Alternative Translations are: Vodin (Inspiration), Vili (Cognition), Ve (Numen)
or: Vodin (Poet & Prophet), Vili (Desire), Ve (Spirituality)
I like my translation best. Not only do I consider the words to be cognates, but they encapsulate the essence of the words' meanings.
Vodin (AKA: Odin) is the personification of Wisdom. There is a story where Odin gave his eye to Mimir's Well, in exchange for wisdom.
Vili is the personification of Will Power, free agency.
Ve is the personification of Way, as in "The WAY" (Tao), or "I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE".
Cute little Myth of Creation
Vodin, Vili, and Ve killed Ymir and created the "world" from his parts.
Ymir's blood became the waters (oceans, lakes, rivers, seas).
Ymir's flesh became the earth (soil).
Ymir's bones became the hills and mountains.
Ymir's teeth became the rocks.
Ymir's skull became the sky and his brain the clouds.
The Nine Homes or Realms:
(1) Midgard (Middle Garden) where humans reside [ The physical body ]
(2) Asgard (Aesirs' Garden) where the gods reside [ The mind; Rationality, Thought, Memory ]
(3) Vanaheim (Vanirs' Home) where fertility gods reside [ Carnality ]
(4) Jotunheim (Giants' Home) where the ice giants reside [ The Id; (Remember, Loki was from there. Loki personified mischief. ]
(5) Alfheim (Elves' Home) where the Elves reside [ Playfulness ]
(6) Hel (Underworld) [ The Subconscious Psyche ]
(7) Svartalfaheim (Dwarves' Home) where the Dwarves reside [ Industriousness ]
(8) Muspelheim (Fire Home) where the son's of Muspel reside [ The spark of life; The soul ]
(9) Niflheim (Ice Home) where Ymir and the COSMIC COW came from [ The elements, from which are bodies are composed ]
The 9 realms are NOT actual places, they are metaphors for the human body/soul/mind.
Realms 8 & 9 are the basic (primal) components of a living being (spirit + elements).
The Norse "World Tree" represents a Human Being (as does the Cabala's Tree of Life).
The gods (Aesirs) rule the world [remember the "world" is a metaphor for the human body] as the mind rules the human being. Did not Odin have two ravens (one on each shoulder) named "Thought" and "Memory"? Of course, he did. Did not Odin give one of his eye in exchange for wisdom (from Mimir's Well)? Of course, he did.
The fertility gods (Vanirs) represent the carnal (procreative) desires of the human being.
The WAR between the Aesirs and the Vanirs was clearly representative of the constant battle between carnality and rationality. Clearly, rationality won, and the institution of monogamy and marriage (rational way) overcame polygamy and promiscuity (carnal way). [Generally speaking, of course].
It is said that some of the Vanirs were incorporated into the Aesirs. Well, of course! Is there not carnality within the institution of marriage?
The Underworld represents the Subconscious mind.
The Elves represent the playful side of the human being.
The Dwarves represent the industrious side of the human being.
The Giants represent the mischievous side of the human being.
It's all a beautiful metaphor for the human being. It's merely science in a metaphor! [I think the ancients knew that, but the true meaning has been lost over time].
It doesn't end there. The Norse mythology works on two levels: a microcosm and a macrocosm (as above, so below).
Odin and Frigga had two sons [suns]: Thor and Balder, whom I believe BOTH represent the SUN (in different aspects of the SUN).
Therefore, Odin must also represent the LIGHT and Frigga must represent LOVE. (Is not GOD LIGHT & LOVE?)
Loki ("Wildfire") was the orphaned child from the land of the naughty ice giants. He did have parents of course; his father was Farbauti ("Cruel Striker" or "Dangerous Hitter", which is understood to mean "Lightning") and his mother was Laufey ("Full of Leaves" which is understood to mean "Tree"). The imagery is quite clear, is it not? Lightning strikes a tree and wildfire is born! But, to me Loki is not just the personification of "wildfire". He is much more than that.
Being from Jotunheim (Ice-Giant Land), we already know that Loki is naughty, because none of the so-called "ice giants" are amiable characters. In my opinion, Loki represents the continual effort of everything in the universe to move toward disorder (i.e., the scientific principle of entropy).
Originally, my research told me that Loki had three children: Jormungandr (cosmic serpent; representing darkness of the cosmos), Frenrir (cosmic wolf; a real trouble-maker), Hel (keeper of the Underworld). Now, I understand that he had six children
What does it all mean?
It was the ancient's way of explaining science (through metaphor!)
Firstly, one needs to understand that there are two ways of looking at mythology (at least Norse mythology). They are: (1) through the lens of the macrocosm, and (2) through the lens of a microcosm.
IN THE MACROCOSM...(space)
Life is a constant battle against ENTROPY, the scientific law that states ALL things want to fall apart, disorganize, move to a maximum state of disorder. I believe that LOKI personified that scientific law quite well. He was/is the "wildfire" that goes around destroying everything that the gods (Aesir) set up.
Hel is the personification of the place that souls go in between lives.
Frenrir represents destruction.
Jormungandr represents the darkness of space.
Vodin (or Odin) represents LIGHT.
Vodin's sons: Thor and Baldr represent the SUN.
IN THE MICROCOSM...(the human body)
Loki represents the Id.
Hel represents the subconscious.
Frenrir represents catabolism.
Jormungandr represents the darkness inside us all.
Vodin represents the "light of knowledge", the "light of enlightenment", and wisdom.
Vodin's ravens represent thought and memory.
Zoroastrianism and Scientific Metaphor
Some people say that Zoroastrianism was the mother of ALL religion. Perhaps that is true. I don't know for sure. One thing is for sure, it predated all other religions that we still have on this planet.
Zoroastrian Eschatology; Frashokereti ("Making Paradise")
The Saoshyant ("The Great Benefactor"), a messianic figure, will bring about a resurrection of the dead in the bodies they had before they died. This is followed by a last judgment through ordeal. The
yazatas ("Venerable Ones") Airyaman
("Healer") and Atar ("Fire") will melt the metal in the hills and mountains, and the molten metal will then flow across the earth like a river. All mankind—both the living and the resurrected dead—will be required to wade through that river, but for the righteous
it will seem to be a river of warm milk, while the wicked will be burned. The river will then flow down to hell, where it will annihilate
("The Dark Destroyer") and all evil in the universe.
(Source: Wikipedia, Fashokereti)
COMMENTs: A PATTERN EMERGES
Do we see a pattern yet? It's the constant battle between Light (good) and Darkness (evil). And, nearly every philosophy speaks of an END to the battle. I admit that Greek mythology doesn't really speak of an end, except there is a prophecy of another what I call "upset" in the heavens, when Zeus will be overthrown. However, the NORSE and the ZOROASTRIANS gave similar predictions of the END.
The Norse called it RAGNAROK, when the son's of Muspell (Fire Realm) will BURN the world with fire.
The Zorastrians called it FRASHOKERETI, when the yazatas (Healer & Fire) will burn all the wicked with molten metal.
Fire / Light triumphs over darkness / evil!
I don't see it as an end to the universe. The universe will go on. Rather, I see it as an evolution to the next level of existence (and it is probably very local; as in our own solar system).
And the very interesting thing is this: the righteous will endure the fire, but the wicked will be burnt up.
That is a VERY, VERY interesting thought. Think about it! How could one endure "fire"? Are we talking about a literal fire (plasma), or could it be a metaphor? I think that the answer lies in the twain. In a sense it IS literal in that it is the light energy either coming from the sun or the center of the galaxy (or both); AND, in a sense, it may be figurative.
Mother Earth is a living being. (I really believe that!) I came to that conclusion myself, but there are MANY ancients (and people who follow the ancient ways) who believe likewise. As a living being, mother Earth can grow/evolve. It seems to me (and many others) that she is about to do so. When Mother Earth makes that transformation from a 3rd dimensional being into a 4th dimensional being, she will vibrate at a much higher level. Those human beings who are NOT yet vibrating at the same (or similar) frequency as Mother Earth will be "burnt" and have to "descend" (figurative descent) into "hell" (which is merely a lower vibration/frequency of existence). They will not be able to tolerate the "heat" of the higher vibrations/frequency.
Where are HEAVEN and HELL?
Is Heaven "above" us? Is Hell "below" us?
The answer to each questions is NO! Heaven is right here, and hell is right here. Heaven is a HIGHER frequency of existence (hence the term "above"). Hell is a LOWER frequency of existence (hence the term "below"). You don't even have to move to "ascend" into heaven or "descend" into hell. All you have to do is change your frequency of vibration.
In many people's opinions, (including mine), Mother Earth is already increasing her frequency.
Evidence for this is in the Schumann Resonance (measurable heartbeat of mother Earth).
The Hebrew Mythology and Science
I think that it is about time that I introduce the Hebrew God, YHWH, and its relation to scientific metaphor.
There is no doubt that the ancient Hebrews were visited by aliens, perceived as angels or fallen angels or "watchers".
Here is an example from the "Holy Bible". Abraham is visited by "3 men" [humanoids]. Clearly they were different from the human men that Abraham was used to seeing, for he recognized these 3 beings as being divine ("lords"): two angels and one LORD.
[COMMET: Does GOD and do the angels eat physical food? I'm pretty sure that they don't. So, those 3 men had to be aliens].
However, there is ALSO evidence that the one called "GOD" was perceived as a personification of the SUN.
*Could this be a reference to a major Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that will strike the Earth in end times, destroying the wicked?
LEVIATHAN & BEHEMOTH
Both creatures are mentioned in Job 40-41. In the book of Noah, we learn that leviathan and behemoth are animations (personifications) of water and light.
Leviathan = water AND darkness of the deep
Behemoth = LIGHT
In the book of Job, behemoth is described as being "the chief of the ways of God." Well, if it is "chief", then it must represent GOD, because only GOD is "chief".
In the book [epistle] of John, GOD is equated with light.
"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that
God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
So, BEHEMOTH = LIGHT = GOD.
We know that leviathan is equated with the Devil (Satan).
"In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish
leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the
dragon that is in the sea."
"And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and
Satan, and bound him a thousand years,"
So, in conclusion:
Leviathan = water; darkness = dragon = serpent = Devil = Satan
BEHEMOTH = LIGHT = SUN = GOD
My Sources: Holy Bible (King James Version) and Book of Noah (from Book of Enoch)
Book of Noah
7. And on that day were two monsters parted, a female monster named Leviathan, to dwell in the abysses of the ocean over the fountains of the waters.
8. But the male is named Behemoth, who occupied with his breast a waste wilderness named Dűidâin [Space], on the east of the garden [I have surmised that 'the garden' was the center of our galaxy, where everything in our galaxy was created] where the elect and righteous dwell, where my grandfather was taken up, the seventh from Adam, the first man whom the Lord of Spirits created.
How will GOD (LIGHT) bind SATAN (DARKNESS) for a thousand years?
Good question, huh?
I don't know the answer to that question. My guess is that since we'll be living in paradise, bathed in the love of God constantly, there will be no more darkness. At least not unless we decide to come back into physical reality (i.e., be born again).
Hinduism / Buddhism and Science
Buddhism is different from Hinduism, I know that. But, Buddhism has its roots in Hinduism.
The Hindu Trimurti:
In Hinduism (and Buddhism) everything unfolds in cycles.
The cycle of all that is (in the material/physical realm) is creation->preservation->destruction->creation->etc.
There are other cycles as well, such as the yuga cycle, and the reincarnation cycle.
What I find interesting is that ALL the ancient religions place a lot of importance upon the "Great Year" (24,ooo Year Cycle, also called the precession of the equinoxes, through the 12-signed zodiac in the sky (heavens)).
Hinduism's 12 articles of belief:
(1) Hindus believe in One Supreme God whose nature is All-Pervasive, while also Transcending the universe. His functions are Creation, Preservation, Dissolution [Destruction].
COMMENTS: So, clearly, here the Hindus recognize that Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are all aspects of the same so-called "God". That means that the Hindu "God" is the personification of the grand cycle of creation->preservation->destruction.
COMMENTS: This is not dissimilar to my own experience, that there ARE
unseen beings who affect our lives. More on my metaphysics
COMMENTS: This is not dissimilar to other religions that all have their
"scriptures", but if God is merely a personification of nature, then
how can the scriptures be revealed by a personification? Something is
COMMENTS: Although "mainstream science" is reluctant to acknowledge
the "soul", there is evidence, and some researchers/scientists are
beginning to acknowledge that "consciousness" is NOT limited to brain
function. The NDE is a
perfect example of this.
COMMENTS: This has been interpreted by some to mean that the
"effect" comes in a future lifetime. My experience has taught me
that it comes in THIS lifetime. In the HEBREW scriptures, it is written by
the Ecclesiastes: "Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days."
I take this to mean that if you cast moldy bread, you are going to get moldy
bread back (returned to you), and if you cast wholesome bread, you will get
wholesome bread back. It may take minutes, hours, days, or possibly years;
but it's coming back. In English, we have a saying, "What goes
around, comes around." It's the all the same principle.
COMMENTS: What the Hindus (and Buddhists) don't understand is that we
ALWAYS have moksha (freedom). We can choose whether to come back or
not. If we chose NOT to come back, we "damn" our own
progression. When on the other side, we know this. That's why every
one chooses to come back, except those who don't have to come back, because they
have progressed to the "next level" (whatever that is; some call them
COMMENTS: Is "moksha" the same as the Buddhist
"nirvana"? I think so. However, what the Hindus and
Buddhists don't understand is that even those who've transcended this mortal
existence are trying to "evolve" or "progress" to a
"higher" level of existence. When does it end? I don't
think anybody knows. I think moksha is something that we already
have. We have free will already!
COMMENTS: no comment.
COMMENTS: Is this really a belief? I see it as prudent to seek
guidance, but I have one caveat: humans tend to be fallible and
corruptible. It would seem better to me that one seek a "spirit
guide" or "guardian angel" instead of a fallible human.
Perhaps gurus have some value in giving basic guidance, but it pisses me off
when they charge money for their services. Jesus never charged money for
his services. In fact, he fed the masses that came to hear his message.
COMMENT: Clearly the Buddhists in Myanmar don't believe in ahimsa. They are killing Muslims.
COMMENTS: See? I told you.
COMMENTS: That's quite magnanimous. I know of no other religion
that is so generous (except Buddhism and Ba'hai).
108 (What does 108 mean?)
In Hinduism and Buddhism the number 108 is a VERY sacred number. In BOTH Hinduism and Buddhism there are 108 beads on their necklaces, and people are supposed to recite mantras 108 times. However, ask any Hindu swami or Buddhist monk WHY it is sacred, and they don't know. There has been a lot of speculation from many sources about the significance of the number.
Some of them are are:
9 parts of the human body (Norse mythology; 9 realms of the "world tree"; see above) [10 parts in the Caballah].
12 ages (or signs of the Zodiac) when completed make a "Great Year" (24,000 years)
[I'm not convinced that that is the reason that the number 108 is sacred, although it is a nice idea.]
[I'm not convinced that that is the reason that the number 108 is sacred.]
[I'm not convinced that it has anything to do with the significance of the number in Hinduism/Buddhism.]
The number 108 doesn't just appear in Hindu and Buddhist religions. Here are some examples:
108 Lords of Tao
108 Verses of the Book of James (in the Bible)
108 Popes (The 108th is supposed to be the last, according to prophecy)
108 chapters in the Book of Enoch
216 letters in the name of the Hebrew God (that's 108 x 2)
So, Leon, what DOES 108 mean?
Well, I did a whole video about that. Why don't you have a look/listen?
More to come later.