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My name is Conrado Salas Cano. I studied physics at the California Institute of Technology, where I graduated with a B.S. in Physics with honors in 1998. Later I enrolled at Portland State University in Oregon where I obtained a M.S. in Physics.
In 2004 I moved back to my home country of Spain, where I have been helping in my family’s real estate management business since.
A LITTLE COMMENTARY ON CONSPIRACIES, SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY
by Conrado Salas Cano · June 8, 2019
I will briefly mention here some of the literature dealing with conspiracies, what might be happening in the world behind the scenes, and spirituality. For me these topics are all related, as my own spiritual journey was kick-started by the realization of what this world is really about and who might possibly be behind some important global affairs.
I may not entirely agree with the literature I will mention here, and I certainly cannot vouch for its veracity, but I have found it useful in my personal investigations, or at least I have derived excitement, succor or intellectual stimulation from reading it. I sometimes mention an author without discussing any of his/her specific work, which may be found at the author’s webpage if (s)he has one, through the specialized google scholar internet search engine; or on the internet at large.
Until about 2009, I liked David Icke very much.
If pressed about his work, the intelligentsia and much of academia would probably have been, I imagine, quick to reject it out of hand as a “conspiracy theory”, at least until about 2008. However, I surmise that the term “conspiracy theory”, with its pejorative connotations, was in all likelihood invented by the intelligentsia itself: it has certainly been pushed and bandied about as a tainted buzzword meant to instantly attract ridicule to the “conspiracy theory” in question and prevent an open and cogent examination of its validity. Clearly, the idea behind this psychological verbal ploy by the intelligentsia and/or the Establishment is to prejudice the “respectable” person in society against entertaining the possibility that conspiracies may be more of a norm than an exception in political affairs.
This makes sense because the Establishment has traditionally been allied with power, using the intelligentsia to culturally dictate what kinds of thought are acceptable. Power can be ruthless and shrewd. If a group is conspiring to take over a society or the world, it is logically in the interests of this group to deny, or use the intelligentsia to deny, that a grand conspiracy such as this group’s might exist.
David Icke has argued that there is a unified, global conspiracy. If there is indeed such a global, far-reaching conspiracy, we can wonder: could its proportions actually be bigger than planetary?
I think one really needs to be woefully uninformed to still harbor any doubt that extraterrestrials (ETs) exist and have been visiting and interacting with humans for millennia, their vehicles being sometimes sighted as UFOs. Of course, some encounters with UFOs or otherworldly beings may be visitations by entities from other realms or planes of existence, or even perhaps by time-travelers from the future (which could also technically be extraterrestrial as well). But I think it’s clear that Earth has been visited by some ETs that are much more advanced than us.
Icke’s early book The Robots’ Rebellion, published in 1994, remains my favorite of all, and is very dear to my heart. When I was still in academia (I left university in 2004), I dreaded the textbooks that were foisted on me, but avidly clung on in private to The Robots’ Rebellion. The Robots’ Rebellion was a rallying cry for humans to stop behaving like subservient robots and being automatons for the system.
The angry, populist David Icke of The Robots’ Rebellion in the early 1990s struggled to fill small, cold conference halls, and often –as he recounts now- was unable to pay for his venue’s expenses with the few people that trickled in to listen to him.
Then in 1995-1997 came Icke’s next book, …And the Truth shall set you free which I found to be rousing and immensely thought-provoking when I first read it. Now, in retrospect (I have an edition reprinted in 2001) I have to object to a couple of pages in it, which possibly crossed over into inadmissible anti-Semitism.
In my view, Icke’s lack of formal “higher education" and standard scientific training has been a priceless asset when it comes to seeing where most have been blind; however, it’s also made him fall prey to a few technical blunders here and there. Some of these could actually be potentially serious, even embarrassingly gargantuan in proportions. I was riveted by his later book The Biggest Secret: however, in it Icke rather nonchalantly declared that the Earth is substantially hollow with entrances at the poles; and, to my knowledge, he has not retracted that assertion since the publication of that book.
In fact, Icke does not bother to openly acknowledge his possible past mistakes. This is even so on the few occasions when he contradicts what he had said in his previous books.
In 2001, I was surprised (and gladdened!) to see Icke appear as an expert in The History Channel in a documentary about secret societies.
Then, after 2004 or so, Icke gave another turn to his research, and from that point on I must confess that I began to be less and less hungry for his new books. I still found him occasionally insightful and unique in explaining the purported baleful global conspiracy in terms of the actual nature of reality, as informed by sages, mystics, shamans and visionaries throughout history, a nature that, until quite recently at least, has been vitriolically denied by mainstream Western science, with quantum physicist and philosopher David Bohm as practically the only renowned exception.
It was about this time when Icke started coming (a bit) into his own and getting at last some of the recognition I think he deserved. In 2008 Icke spoke at the Oxford Union debating society, at the heart of the University of Oxford. By 2011, he was drawing large crowds in his various speaking engagements throughout the world, and The Telegraph was covering it in its online religion section. I surmise that these crowds were discovering that Icke had been right all along about many things.
But Icke was beginning to clamorously rehash himself. Also, a few of Icke’s mistakes were getting cosmically serious by then. In a book published in 2005, Icke predicated that the universe is much smaller than is astronomically understood. Human Race: Get off your knees; the Lion sleeps no more is, I think, the last book by Icke I think I will ever buy. It is peppered with things I don’t like, albeit interspersed with some I like very much.
On the one hand, Icke has vociferously (and sincerely, I think) spoken against the microchipping of humans: this microchipping is said to be part of the agenda of the global conspiracy.
On the other hand, David Icke has, regrettably in my view, publicized a videoed interview with someone who had a dubious past in a child abuse cult, and who now appears to have at least partly fallen for a big con that has lately done the rounds in the internet. This con is –I am not joking-, the garbage that the Earth is actually flat (!) and that NASA has been covering it all up. My suspicion about this is that some well-funded agents, (perhaps even related to NASA!), have thrown this grotesquely barbaric (but shrewdly couched) con, this revolting ruse, this grand ploy, into the internet as psyops in order to test the gullibility of people in the “fringes” of alternative media, and to be able to more easily discredit anyone in those circles who, lacking the most basic scientific education, and eschewing even common sense, may have been taken in by such a ruse…. I suspect there has been a rather insidious social manipulation behind this ploy: as late as October 2018, videos peddling this flat earth trash were foisted on me among the top results I got when I searched the biggest internet free video site YouTube under the keywords “Global conspiracy”. I suspect that the Artificial intelligence-related algorithm in the YouTube search engine has been tweaked in order to dump the Flat Earth trash on anyone who, like me, looks into the subject of a global conspiracy.
When investigating the outré, a hard-nosed attitude is always a boon. I recommend Judy Wood's book Where did the Towers go?, which studies just how the Twin Towers of New York City were destroyed on 9/11. Her study is carried out in what I would regard as a forensic and very scientific manner, without going into conjectures about who really may have perpetrated those attacks. It is clear to me that Judy Wood’s findings have been suppressed, maligned and smeared even within the circles of those that are supposed to be interested in unraveling what really happened on that horrible day of September 11 2001: the so-called “9/11 Truth movement”.
Judy Wood’s friend, Andrew Johnson, once recorded an interview with me about “cold fusion” (more appropriately called low energy nuclear reactions) and other energy issues which could be related, Judy Wood’s book suggests, to the bizarre physical phenomena that occurred on 9/11. Reading Judy’s book has left me little doubt that the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11 was accomplished through the horrendous weaponization of a physical process which, if used peacefully, could produce practically limitless energy: what in alternative circles is touted, more or less properly, as “free energy”.
“Free energy” refers to the hypothetical obtention of useful practical energy at no economic cost, once the initial investment in the “free energy” apparatus has been made. My suspicion is that peaceful “free energy” is very much a reality, at least on a small scale –in a proof-of-concept stage-, although a reality still unaccepted by official “science”, which in my experience can sometimes be not a very honest science.
Jim Marrs was, I think, another able conspiracy researcher. Jim’s 9/11 book The Terror Conspiracy is packed with some very interesting details, but its publisher is actually named The Disinformation Company, and its logo is the red, horned silhouette of a devil's head. Ostensibly the publisher seeks to expose the disinformation that has penetrated our culture, but my suspicion is that The Disinformation Company, as its name betrays, is knowingly planting disinformation on its own. Certainly, where The Terror Conspiracy’s assessments about what really happened on 9/11 conflict with those in Judy Wood’s Where did the Towers go?, I go with the latter.
In my view, Jim Keith was a very able and streetwise conspiracy researcher: his book Black Helicopters over America: Strikeforce for the New World Order is very dear to me.
My impression about Michael Collins Piper is that he wanted to be, or professed to be, an outstanding investigative loudmouth and a scourge of Zionism. His book Final Judgment: The Missing Link in the JFK Assassination Conspiracy certainly appears to be a monumental exposé, seems to be very well referenced, and might even be an illuminating work of history, although, inasmuch as it may be anti-Semitic in its tone and intent, I have to disavow it.
I much enjoyed the paperbacks Oklahoma City Bombing: The Suppressed Truth and AIDS Inc.: Scandal of the Century, both by Jon Rappoport, who has an artistic, independent, impressionistic journalistic style. Nevertheless, I cannot vouch for all their journalistic veracity.
I’ve read Victor Thorn’s book 9/11 Evil, which is very inflammatory but makes in my view some very good points. Again, I don’t support its possible anti-Semitism.
The Bilderberg group is the cabal of Earth’s very powerful magnates, often shadowy éminence grises, who have been convening yearly to plan major world affairs. Thanks to the dogged activism and the work of investigative reporters, this cabal is at long last being exposed, and even the mainstream media -particularly in Europe-, has had to finally admit to the existence of this preeminent off-the-record council.
A good book that chronicled some of the hidden history of the Bilderberg group was Texe Marrs’s paperback Dark Majesty. When I first read that book I found it insightful: it explained the occult underpinnings of the globalist agenda pursued by the moneyed power-brokers behind the scenes and their network of secret societies around the world.
Texe Marrs is, or has been, a Christian minister. This brings the thorny subject of Jesus Christ. I think that Jesus really existed and that he carried out many of the miracles that are attributed to him, but I cannot be sure. These miracles might have included the Resurrection. Perhaps Jesus died on the cross and then, later in the Tomb, resurrected himself, and came back to life in an incorrupt body, a so-called “glorified body”, accompanied by a burst of luminous energy. If the Turin Shroud is an authentic relic, then maybe the ensuing flash of radiant energy at the moment of Jesus’s miraculous Resurrection would have been the anomalous agent that imprinted the cloth with his image.
Mind-control is the takeover of the mind of someone else –the victim-. I have been enlightened by two amazing books with the testimonies and confessions of persons who proclaimed being healed victims of mind-control: Cathy O'Brien’s Trance-Formation of America (co-written with Mark Phillips), and Cisco Wheeler’s The Illuminati formula used to create an undetectable total mind controlled slave (co-written with Fritz Springmeier). I lived for some months in Cisco's former house in Oregon City. Cisco likes to spell out her vision of the End-Time, which she, like all alert Christians who study the Bible, thinks we live in. Cisco is also fond of unraveling the false anointment and teachings in the infiltrated, in her view demonically-contaminated churches, which appear to include most major denominations, and fleshes out some of her inside knowledge of the Illuminati. Cisco says she was born into, and later repudiated and escaped from, the Illuminati.
The Illuminati properly speaking ceased to exist a long time ago, but Cisco used the term loosely to designate the powerful (sometimes priestly!) secret society and bloodline network that, according to her, has conducted something akin to Icke’s global conspiracy, but specifically at the behest of Satan, which she and Christian Fundamentalists equate to Lucifer and to a real (demonic) entity.
Cisco seems to regard Jesus as her personal Savior: I don’t know up to what extent this attitude is healthy. Furthermore, I am not sure I ought to devote myself to the God, or god, Yahweh, as she calls for.
I enjoy Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince's well-researched and adeptly written books. Lynn’s book The secret history of Lucifer appears to whitewash the figure of Lucifer. Lucifer may or may not be real as an entity, and may or may not be Satan, but at any rate I don’t agree with these authors’ slant. These authors are dark!
Authors Richard Leigh, Michael Baigent, and Henry Lincoln joint book Holy Blood, Holy Grail is a cornerstone classic of arcana and religious secrets, but it’s to a large extent smoke and mirrors, I suspect. I am hesitant to buy its (to borrow a term of Catholic resonance) cardinal thesis that Jesus Christ outlived the Cross, died of old age like an ordinary human being, and sired a dynasty.
With regard to the (not so) hidden knowledge of Astro-Archaeology, alignments of monuments with celestial bodies, etc., I can recommend David Ovason’s, well, monumental, book Lost Symbols?: The Secrets of Washington DC, and Giulio Magli’s book Mysteries and Discoveries of Archaeoastronomy: From Giza to Easter Island. The latter, however, while recognizing the difficulty, even with contemporary technology, of moving into place (sometimes with amazing precision) the very heavy stones of Antiquity’s megalithic sites (such as the Pyramids of Egypt), still refuses to entertain hypotheses that remain for the most part academically unpalatable, like anti-gravity, or (advanced) ancient aliens as the builders.
Lloyd Pye was an insightful maverick researcher on human origins. I met Lloyd Pye in 2012: it was a wonderful and very memorable experience. I like his book The Starchild skull – Genetic Enigma or Human-Alien Hybrid?. Very sadly, Lloyd passed away from cancer in late 2013.
Joscelyn Godwin is a music/musicology professor who has penned the book Arktos, The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism, and Nazi Survival, a scholarly study tracing theosophical concepts, Aryan lore, and the history of esoteric notions about the Golden Age. Godwin is a bit too guarded for my taste, but I like his book.
I still enjoy reading John Major Jenkins’s paperback 2012: Mayan cosmogenesis. By 2010 I had become leery of all the hoopla about the year 2012 and the Mayan calendar. The hoopla reached a crescendo in 2012, when there was a furore in some quarters about impending ostensibly dramatic, perhaps even apocalyptic, sudden world changes that, it was believed, imagined, feared or even hoped, would ensue when, according to the Mesoamerican Long Calendar, an era ended on December 21, 2012. Then the days passed after that singular date, and not much apparently changed in the world at large. Still it is entirely possible that a new era is indeed dawning in human consciousness, substantiating some of the core assumptions of New Age spirituality.
Richard Hoagland has brilliantly combined knowledge of sci-fi, NASA's inner politics, UFOs, the hidden history of the space program, Masonic number rituals, possible relics of life or artifacts of intelligent origin in the solar system, “free energy”, and what he terms more or less correctly ”hyperdimensional” physics: physics of phenomena outside the conventionally behaving space and time, and, possibly, across another dimension or other dimensions. But I suspect that Richard Hoagland has deliberately included, or has been prompted to occasionally include, very weak or flimsy, even spurious, evidence alongside his otherwise brilliant and commendable research.
The purpose of this would obviously be to make him a more easily discreditable target. In this manner it would have been easier for the intelligentsia and official science’s gatekeepers to caricature his line of research. His clown-like, buffoonish demeanor has certainly contributed to his fringe personality aura. Hoagland has been accused of being part of a counterintelligence operation and I would not be surprised if this were so.
Exo-archaeology is the study of archaeological remains left beyond the Earth. Xeno-archaeology is the study of archaeological artifacts left (regardless of location) by intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations. A very good book on the xeno-archaeological/exo-archaeological/geological conundrum surrounding the Cydonia region on Mars, with a levelheaded scientific attitude, is The Case for the Face: Scientists Examine the Evidence for Alien Artifacts on Mars.
With regard to the Moon and what really may have happened during the Apollo program, I recommend William L. Brian II’s classic (old) book Moongate: Suppressed Findings of the U.S. Space Program. It is a “hard” scientific book written from a nuclear engineer’s viewpoint. However, I do not buy the book’s suggestion that the Earth is hollow, and I have doubts about its hypotheses regarding the Moon. Mary Bennett and David S. Percy’s Dark Moon: Apollo and the Whistle-Blowers is quite interesting; however, a few of its New Age hypotheses (at least in its 1999 edition) are fluffy and possibly (or very likely) incorrect.
For the latest on ”cold fusion" –more appropriately called low-energy nuclear reactions-, and the closely related –and incredible- phenomenon of free (sometimes more politically named “new”) energy, there's the great magazine Infinite Energy by the New Energy Foundation, founded by Eugene Mallove. I recommend Tadahiko Mizuno’s book Nuclear Transmutation: The Reality of Cold Fusion and, for the more technically-minded, Hideo Kozima’s textbook Discovery of the Cold Fusion Phenomenon: Development of Solid State-Nuclear Physics and the Energy Crisis in the 21st Century.
I recommend Jeane Manning and Joel Garbon’s refreshingly informative paperback Breakthrough power. An important note Jeane makes is that “free energy”-producing devices, when at last they become available, will not be, strictly speaking, “free”, in the sense that one will have to buy the hardware with the magnets etc., but then once running the devices will need no fuel, will be clean, and if they require a steady energy input the output will be much greater. Some will need no energy input at all, running on something like the background zero-point energy: this is the fabulously, possibly infinitely deep background sea of energy that underlies and permeates all of our 3-dimensional space per quantum field theory; and is also called, loosely speaking, the quantum vacuum or the zero-point field.
“Free energy” will not be free, and in fact will come at a very painful cost, but if it is embraced with spirituality and wisdom it will bring much needed freedom. The obstacles that stand in the way of the advent of “free energy” are, I think, purely political and economical: my guess is that we could have probably had “free energy” already back in the times of Nikola Tesla, who was (as far as I know) arguably its chief pioneer. However, it doesn’t pay for utility companies to manufacture devices that produce energy too cheap to meter. When this -in my view- atrocious political and economical suppression of “free energy” is overcome, possibly through sheer, genuine grassroots initiatives or internet-mediated social networking; the hope of a few praiseworthy “alternative” researchers and visionaries is that a little energy-generating device will power your home essentially for free, and with no gas emissions, radioactivity, or environmental impact. Personally I don’t see anything physical, or even technological, prohibiting this dream.
However, perhaps it is better that “free energy” may not come until the low and reprobate behavior in much of humanity’s day-to-day conduct gives way to a greater spiritual wisdom. “Free energy” is certainly not the kind of boon to be misused: witness 9/11, where Judy Wood’s research clearly shows, at least to me!, that a horrible weaponization of some type of “free energy” effect was utilized.
But there might be a possible application of “cold fusion” and ”free energy” that may urgently have to be utilized. Early experiments have apparently shown that there exists the ability to neutralize the radioactivity of nuclear waste. …
NOTE: “Free energy” is used throughout here in the context of extracting useful energy from the background zero-point field or similar, which is the general meaning of “free energy” in “alternative” studies. (“Alternative” studies are those studies which have been ostracized, often with scorn, by the mainstream). “Free energy” in this sense of extraction from the zero point field or the like is not to be mistaken with the thermodynamic concepts of “free energy” as employed in conventional academic texts, namely, Gibbs free energy (represented in those texts by the letter G) or Helmholtz free energy (represented by the letter F). In the past I wondered if there is actually a connection between these different meanings; now I hardly care. At any rate, my guess is that the so-called “Second Law of thermodynamics” can be violated, even macroscopically. …
I recommend Paul A. LaViolette’s Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion. Aerospace writer Nick Cook's journalistic account, The Hunt for Zero Point is gripping, but it may slightly follow a hugger-mugger directive of damage control and information containment as pertains to the secrets of antigravity and zero-point energy: these two don’t need to be “hunted”. I suspect that these were bagged long ago, and have since been kept well locked up in the vaults of the black projects defense behemoth.
Tom Bearden would arguably be the man to consult on scalar electromagnetics, a subject which was not taught in university when I was in academia, as well as on energy from the (quantum) vacuum; his findings and depositions are sensational and –in my view- should be required reading in engineering and science schools.
I loved the books of Brian O'Leary, former scientist-astronaut and colleague of Carl Sagan. I especially adored what he called his New Science Trilogy: Exploring Inner and Outer Space, The Second Coming of Science and Miracle in the Void. O'Leary was even trained by NASA to go to Mars. He taught at Ivy League schools, but over time got disenchanted with academia's clinging to the old, materialistic, reductionist paradigm of science, and left university. During the last years of his life, he impassionedly called, from his beautiful retreat in Ecuador, for the restoration of our Earth's ravaged primeval ecosystems, for the long-prophesied definitive coming of the New Consciousness through an expanded science (the “New Science”) that embraced the reality of the paranormal, and for the dawn of a clean, cheap, new energy age, beyond conventional renewables, which may fully and ethically utilize “cold fusion” and the quantum cornucopia of zero point energy. I am honored to have met Brian O'Leary and spent some wonderful time with him: he affected me so deeply. O’Leary was never fully disabused, however, of the slowly-bureaucratically-asphyxiating global scheme behind Agenda-21 and the carbon-tax-“Climate Change” mantra. I do not doubt that some anthropogenic emissions constitute greenhouse gases and sometimes noxious pollution too. However, my view is that, as O’Leary himself explicated, a lot of those emissions can be avoided if “free energy” systems, such as those pioneered by Nikola Tesla, stop being suppressed. It is said that this suppression has been rather ruthless, not hesitating to employ all sorts of means. I suspect that there is more going on with our climate than what the mainstream media on the whole admits. I think that covert weather modification is going on, and I doubt that it has as its only purpose combating global warming. It is even suspected that this covert modification of the weather may be responsible for some calamities like hurricanes and tornadoes, amounting possibly in some instances to covert weather warfare.
I like the journalistic chronicles of Lynne McTaggart about the power of consciousness. She has started what she names the Intention Experiment, intended to gauge the influence of Mind, or of Intention, over matter and the physical world. Similarly pioneering have been Russell Targ's scientific studies into Remote Viewing, as chronicled in his and Harold E. Puthoff’s book Mind-reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Abilities. Remote viewing is the ability of the mind, or of the individual consciousness, to perceive targets that are too remote to be espied through the ordinary physical senses; past events inaccessible to ordinary memory or standard historical research; or even likely future events (leaving a small amount of free will to change these if they are unwanted). Remote viewing is very much possible, but its practice might be bad and dangerous.
Fritjof Capra’s bestseller The Tao of Physics was a classic, highlighting intriguing correlations between quantum physics and Eastern mysticism. But Capra now seems to me timid, with his ecological outlook that has become so tritely mainstream. His book The Hidden Connections is arguably an intelligent discourse on life and global society, but in it he still regards consciousness as merely an emergent property of transient functional ensembles of neurons.
I salute “The campaign for philosophical freedom” of Michael Roll.
Michael Roll’s article documenting psychic phenomena was published in the October 2004 issue of The Paranormal Review, the magazine of the Society for Psychical Research.
A few years after that 2004 article, I heard that the Campaign for philosophical freedom’s website was abandoned by its webmaster Paul Read and, while The Afterlife Research and Education Institute (AREI) has graciously attempted to restore it, the restored version, on AREI’s own domain, is a little faulty.
Michael’s efforts throughout his campaign and life as an activist have reclaimed for afterlife and mediumistic research the space he says this kind of research deserves among the hard, physical sciences (and not just there in the realm of babble psychology or parapsychology).
The inventors of TV and radio demonstrated over a century ago, and with hard evidence, one of three things: 1) that, when a person dies, the individual consciousness (the soul) survives the death of the body, perhaps traveling to another plane of reality, and can then occasionally contact individuals living on this physical Earth on this plane of reality, via capable mediums 2), that some deceptive demons or perfidious spirits have a mind-blowing capability to impersonate deceased individuals, or 3), that the features and past acts of a deceased person can be brought back into life by a suitable medium, perhaps through the agency of some energy field in the Universe which “remembers”, or records, those characteristics. (The Universe includes this physical universe and other universes). In the most spectacular mediumistic cases through history, a substance was exuded that self-organized into the body form of the individual in question. In the old days of spiritualism, the substance in question was ectoplasm.
Even a medicine Nobel Laureate, Charles Richet was involved in experiments of this nature where –at least according to Michael Roll-, deceased people returned. Michael Roll himself assured me that he once was embraced by his deceased father who had been materialized.
A somewhat dated, but in my view meritorious and pioneering, effort to expand/rectify quantum and classical physics ideas in order to grasp and accommodate these phenomena is the book Intelligence behind the Universe!, by Michael Roll’s friend the engineer Ron Pearson.
Concerning the afterlife, maybe it is time to stop simply “believing” (in an unsubstantiated religious sense), and begin trying to know. Consciousness cannot die. Prime in this regard is also the work with mediums of Gary Schwartz at his University of Arizona laboratory for advances in consciousness and health. His book The Afterlife Experiments: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death was informative when it came out.
I surmise that there is a continuum of infinitely many parallel planes of reality corresponding to the different “vibrations”, a vague spiritual concept for which I cannot offer as yet a full-fledged scientific description, but whose intuitive -and often even colloquial- meaning, might be adequate. God is the Source of All Things: they all emanate (or emanated) from God. Yet God is also (in) All Things themselves. The planes of higher vibration can be visualized as vibrating “more quickly”, and being more “heavenly”, and closer to God, interpreted as the Source. They are referred to as “higher planes”.
As the planes get higher in vibration, they can be construed as less “physical”, in the sense that they are less “materially dense” and things on/in them are, well, easier to accomplish and more apparently responsive to one’s wishes. Here I am using the word “physical” in the vague sense of involving bodily contact or “hard”, “tough” activity, hardship or interaction (our vocabulary is really inadequate when exploring these other realities). There is the other accepted meaning of the word “physical”, which means “relating to physics” or “natural forces”. It is important to emphasize that, in this last sense, all the planes, regardless of their state of vibration, are equally “physical” because they are all equally real. They are not mental illusions.
The lowest plane of vibration, the “ground” plane so to speak, is that of physical matter: it is the most “physical” of the planes (in the first sense of the term “physical” referred to above), and is called the physical plane. While in incarnate form, one is anchored through a (materially dense) physical body to this “ground” plane, but might experience sensations from, or ordinarily interact with, planes slightly above that ground one in “rate” of vibration, within a very narrow vibrational bandwidth. And then I think that our consciousness can occasionally reach up to planes above that bandwidth, more or less dimly perceiving or interacting with entities or spirit forms dwelling above that bandwidth. It is my understanding that demons, if they exist, allegedly reside slightly or just above the vibrational bandwidth characteristic of our body, on/in the so-called lower astral plane. Just because a being or spirit form lies on a higher vibrational plane, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he/she/it is more enlightened or more benevolent.
In the past I thought (but now I tend to doubt) that it might be possible to alternatively view the different vibrational planes as (sort of 3D) “parallel universes" or realities across an extra dimension. (The fact that each vibrational plane is really 3-dimensional, as opposed to the more standard, geometrical definition of a plane -which is 2-dimensional-, explains the dichotomy in using the prepositions “in” or “on” with the word “plane” in this vibrational, spiritual context. From now on I will use “on”). This extra dimension would come in addition to the three spatial dimensions of our ordinary physical universe/reality, and would be different from relativistic time. Even if this alternative interpretation based on the extra dimension is correct, properly speaking the vibrational planes would not themselves constitute different “dimensions”, which is how these planes are nebulously described as by New Agey authors, speakers and (more or less genuine) channelers who lack a proper mathematical understanding.
I have also heard that time flows differently on the higher planes of existence, and perhaps there are realms where time does not exist.
You emanate, or emanated, as a Soul from God, Who is the Source of All Things; and the Soul is eternal. You are just ultimately an aspect of God. All reality is the projection of, and is in fact, just One Being, God, One Consciousness. However, only when the Soul returns to the Source of All Things, does it become, I suppose, aware that it is One with the Infinite (God) in its indescribable Glory.
The work of Brian Weiss on past-life and in-between-lives regression therapy has also brought me healing. And I like Deepak Chopra, but only to an extent. For example, in his book How to know God, published in 2000, Chopra did not seem to accept the full reality of near-death experiences (abbreviated NDEs), contending that they could be duplicated artificially through oxygen deprivation in the brain and might just be an artifact of the suffocating cerebrum. I disagree with Chopra’s assessment, although I myself haven’t had an NDE (in this present incarnation of mine at least!). I particularly recommend the excellent NDE research that has been carried out by Pim Van Lommel and by Bruce Greyson.
I have been much enlightened by the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, in particular by his book The Power of Now. Tolle totally rejects the ego in his later book A New Earth: Create a better Life, but I have a problem with that. It is true, I suppose, that spiritual development generally implies a progressive dissolution of the Ego. However, as long as we still keep our names and birth certificates, there will be one and then there will be the other(s), and there will be our individual stories. It is probably all right to want to have something desirable that others around you are having. Forgiveness is important, but sometimes spiritual healing cannot be brought about until some offenses that one suffered in the past are rightfully redressed. I agree with Tolle, however, that justice and good may not in the end triumph in the way that the vindictive Ego fantasizes. God has a funny, and humbling, sense of humor.
I suppose that Eckhart Tolle, in the end, is right in his asseveration that Time itself is an illusion, and there is only the Eternal Now; however, this glorious, Timeless reality is -I surmise- God’s viewpoint, and can only be glimpsed in extraordinary experiences such as near-death experiences. Once entrained in the flesh and in matter, and caught in the rough and tumble of daily life, it is foolhardy not to acknowledge one’s past, and not to plan one’s immediate future for practical purposes.
Barbara Marciniak's book Bringers of the Dawn has struck a deep chord in me, and gives me a sliver of hope that very spiritually advanced, formidable benign entities may be underhandedly guiding and assisting humanity from another realm or vibrational plane.
I thoroughly recommend the paperbacks Disclosure: Military and Government Witnesses Reveal the Greatest Secrets in Modern History, and Extraterrestrial Contact: The Evidence and Implications, both by
Steven Greer. Greer seeks to make public –Disclose- all the very secret information that the military-industrial complex has thus far withheld on ET lifeforms, especially those of an advanced, intelligent kind, and on their most often mind-blowing, antigravity-enabled, UFO craft…; or at least that's what his initiative called The Disclosure Project for years purported. Greer has also seemed very impassioned in his asseveration of wanting to make available all the workable antigravity- and free-energy-generating devices that have been suppressed, chiefly by the military-industrial complex. But I am not really sure Greer is in a hurry to make those devices available.
Now, I think it is more than possible that some of these ET lifeforms Greer talks about are interstellar extraterrestrials. To Greer such interstellar ETs could only be enlightened, and I think there is a risk in this Pollyannish vision touted by Greer in his speeches and statements.
I am all against official secrecy and I support Disclosure. To many Christians who study the Bible, however, any lifeform described as extraterrestrial is actually a demon, or a creature spawned by demons, as part of a great End Times Deception, and must harbor an ill purpose. I do not share this view.
The watchful, Bible-studying Christians might be at least partly right, however, in their prognostications that we live in something like the End Times. Disclosure, complete of course with an official admission from governments of the ET presence on Earth, and followed by open mass contact with ETs, would certainly usher in a whole new era in history. Of course, there is the very likely possibility that there was somewhat open contact with extraterrestrials in ancient history. But if there was, official History to date refuses to acknowledge it, just like it refuses to consider that a wondrously advanced, perhaps magical, civilization may have existed in Atlantis. Whether or not extraterrestrials interacted openly and widely with humans in the past, I think that these visitors from outside the Earth may play a cardinal role in the coming years. Due to the budding of a very positive and awakened consciousness in humans, what has hitherto been hidden might be about to be revealed.
Now, if some of these current extraterrestrials that are so dear to Greer are indeed demons or demonic creations, or if they are just plain nefarious aliens, I agree with Greer that placing super-weapons in space may not be the proper way to defend against them. Such planetary defense measures might be justified if those aliens are caught in the particular act of attacking Earth’s population, but how can we tell if this is the case? Who would wield those super-weapons? Have space weapons already been used against extraterrestrial craft? Our governments have been lying to us, or at least not telling us the full truth, for decades on the issue of aliens. I think that the public has a right to know the score about the ET situation.
Exopolitics is basically the study of the politics of interaction with extraterrestrials. An excellent book, in my view, is Michael Salla’s Exposing U.S. Government Policies On Extraterrestrial Life. Alfred Webre is a futurist, journalist, lawyer, and founding father of this new discipline of Exopolitics, which is still not recognized by mainstream academia. Webre has a good heart. However, I don’t fully trust all his information; perhaps unbeknownst to him, some of it might be disinformation pushed by intelligence agencies. Also, and as evidenced in one his books, titled Exopolitics: Politics, Government and Law in the Universe, he has sought in the past to legislate humanity's excursions into outer space and even into other planes of reality. Personally, I don’t like to be subjected to legislation: I don’t think I need it to behave ethically.
The paperback Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens, by the deceased Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School John E. Mack was very important. John Mack studied alien abductions. These are, for those who still don’t know!, the kidnapping of subjects by ETs: abductees seem to be invariably human, at least in appearance! David M. Jacobs’s book Secret Life: Firsthand Accounts of UFO Abductions is a cogent and well-researched compilation and analysis of alien abductions.
With regard to UFOs, homage must be paid to Josef Allen Hynek and his landmark brief The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry. I also recommend Jacques Vallee’s book Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact. Whitley Strieber’s book Communion has been important and (I suppose) transformative too, helping understand what’s happening at the “gray fringes” of conventional reality.
John Rhodes has to be credited as a pioneer in researching, from a physical, descriptive viewpoint, the possible presence of reptilian intelligent creatures or entities on, inside and off the Earth (or on another vibrational plane), some of which might be reported as “aliens”.
Rhodes acknowledges that some of the alleged reptilian entities he studies -called “reptilians” in alternative circles-, might reside on another vibrational plane (or dimension). Yet, regardless of these entities’ location, my impression is that he wants to redeem reptilians in general –which he clearly thinks exist- from bad connotations, connotations that, from what I’ve heard, might be deserved in some cases. In particular, if there are indeed races of “materially dense” reptilians on the “ground” level of vibration of our physical bodies, there may be a general predisposition to fiendishness or baleful iniquity in their genetic, physical or phenotypical makeup. However, some individuals within these particular races or groups of reptilians may perhaps occasionally rise above such a genetic or bodily tendency, and express goodness or impart wisdom.
A remark for the punctilious reader: there is only one so-called “article” in John Rhodes’s website which I find interesting, shows up in visible fonts, is complete and makes sense as a stand-alone piece of work removed from the rest of his website… and even that article is not very printer-friendly, consisting mostly of yellow fonts on a black starry background. My point is: John Rhodes is not much of an author by conventional scholarly definitions, but his off-the-beaten-path research helped pave the way.
Also, Rhodes and I may not see eye to eye on some moral questions. I remember attending a lecture by John Rhodes around 1999, and on answering one of the audience’s questions he revealed, or betrayed, an unsettling indifference to, even acquiescence in, the hypnotic mind-control which, it is said, some of the reptilians subject their human victims to.
Then there is the purported phenomenon that has been most popularized in recent times by David Icke. This purported phenomenon is discussed also in the paperback They Cast no shadows by Brian Desborough, book that I enjoyed immensely. Brian is the aerospace scientist who provided much of the anecdotal evidence for the (perhaps flawed) astronomical theses underpinning David Icke's The Biggest Secret.
This is the phenomenon that some persons affirm having seen. Some persons affirm having seen, in a more or less altered state of consciousness, certain, ordinarily-human-looking individuals, often in positions of power, shape-shift to a reptilian, dragon-like, therianthropic or just plain grotesque form. This seemingly can happen at macabre Satanic ceremonies and in other settings too. Yes, shape-shift, like the werewolves and vampires of legend.
If real, this shape-shifting phenomenon might invoke possession by demons, reptilian entities, or spirits from the lower astral vibration. I have read that, according to one alleged witness of human sacrifice, the ingestion of human blood seems to be important for reptilian forms and/or the human human-looking bodies (hosts?) they inhabit or possess. However, this ingestion is apparently not indispensable for the phenomenon of shape-shifting to occur.
Personally, I have by now little doubt that these testimonies can be veridical. I don’t think they are hallucinations, or at least in my view they shouldn’t be considered as such, following strictly the Oxford dictionary definition of “hallucination”. Cisco Wheeler once privately confessed to me that she once saw in person the then Spanish monarch King Juan Carlos shape-shift. In addition to Cisco, I have met in person with another witness of the phenomenon: this particular witness assured me that she personally saw shape-shifting at close range, in a nearly intimate setting, and that the shape-shifter in question was a wealthy man with a private jet who moved in elitist diplomatic circles. And I have maintained protracted talks over video-conference with yet another witness of shape-shifting: this other witness says he saw the phenomenon at close range, in a heightened, trance-like state of consciousness certainly, but positively without being on any drugs.
To me the main question is “where”, in the full spectrum of reality, this phenomenon of shape-shifting occurs. Is it a phenomenon that impacts directly the vibrational bandwidth where our physical (“materially dense”) bodies are anchored? Or do witnesses of shape-shifting, via an altered state of consciousness, perceive phenomena happening on a –slightly- different plane, so that, if there is possession by demons, entities or spirits on the lower astral plane, the form of these on the lower astral vibration is what the witnesses discern?
A source once showed me a black-and-white picture, or photocopy of a picture, of a very prominent US politician undergoing, or appearing to undergo, shape-shifting on half of his face. This politician had apparently been sitting in his limo when that picture was taken: the person who took it apparently died shortly thereafter, suspiciously it would seem. This leads me to think that the picture may have been authentic and that shape-shifting affects the actual (materially dense) physical body.
The book The Murder of Reality by Pierre Sabak (whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting) is also very interesting in connection with these purported dragon-like reptilians, tracing their footprint on human language in an outstanding work of etymological research.
Bruce Rux has written a comprehensive book, Hollywood Vs. the aliens: The Motion Picture Industry's Participation in UFO Disinformation, which makes very interesting reading to me.
Of course I am mindful of the self-professed (and sometimes card-carrying) “skeptics” and their sensational-looking swipes at giving the pretense of debunking some unorthodox claims –and some religiously orthodox claims as well-, all supposedly in the name of science. I am familiar with magician James Randi; the now deceased Paul Kurtz and The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and I have read Michael Shermer’s hardcover book The Borderlands of Science. Here’s my take:
I think that some of these folks suffer from a pathological mental, emotional or spiritual padlock, which blinds them from recognizing the reality of phenomena that defy their limited sense of what’s possible.
But my guess is that others, including probably the movement’s notables, know full well that such phenomena are real and, being smooth professional dissemblers (is “liars” too rude a word?), are actively engaged in their coverup, under the banner of “debunking”.
The practical collusion of these two attitudes is that, when reviewing unorthodox claims of weird phenomena, convoluted mental gymnastics will be undertaken in an attempt to explain away and give the forceful impression of having “debunked” such claims.
Only very occasionally do these so-called “skeptics” concede that some marginal phenomena at the fringes of conventional, officially-accepted science are or might be real, in order to convey the public-relations image that they are not entirely closed to new evidence. Generally, these “skeptics” are the last in society to be convinced that a new phenomenon is real, being typically dragged kicking and screaming into the acceptance of its veracity. I like to refer to these self-professed “skeptics” with uppercase “S”, i.e., as “Skeptics”, in order to distinguish them from those who just practice healthy, open-minded skepticism fair and square, something which is generally advisable in everyday life.
“Skeptics” sermonize that they just apply ordinary skepticism to their attitude, and insist that they are open-minded, but my personal impression from meeting some in the past is that they typically are not. So what is healthy skepticism? To me, healthy skepticism consists of being on one's guard and paying attention if one’s intuition says that something does not feel true in what one is hearing or reading. The mind can't be used for this lie-spotting purpose because it has been programmed. This is where I markedly depart from “Skeptics”, because they despise intuition and ascribe full epistemological value to rationality and what they describe as “training in science”, i.e., Carl Sagan's mythical baloney detection kit as espoused in his book The Demon Haunted World (which I bought and read). But, to me, this is all a clever use of language. The “Skeptics” and other shock troops of the establishment have excelled at the pointed (and more obscurely couched) use of buzzwords. “Rationality” and “training in science” in reality mean adherence to the “Skeptics”' implicit dogma of what's possible, sometimes stilted on logical highbrow sophistry, and often accompanied by a good dose of mental gymnastics.
Some of the rhetoric used by “Skeptics” might be vitriolic, but some is constructive, however, and some of the “debunking” declared by “Skeptics” might be warranted and genuine: i.e., some claims of weird phenomena coming from the fringes of “official” science might indeed be bogus. I must say that I was reassured when I learned that Michael Shermer, whom I once met personally, is now friends with Deepak Chopra, despite the disagreements the two have over fundamental issues.
Revelation and important insights don’t arrive as the result of arduous striving in thought and of racking your brains. They dawn on you, effortlessly, often when you least expect it. So, really, “Free thought”, while possibly good and enlightening at first, in the end becomes an oxymoron, because “thought” can entrap you and cocoon you in pain, shielding you from the larger reality.
I think (or better yet, feel), that heart-sourced intuition is one’s best guide, even in matters of truth-seeking. To optimally operate as a personal guide, however, the heart must clearly be informed by the head and by experience. For many years I followed my heart and received many blows, and as a result my heart is now bruised and broken!
Throughout the human body, there have been said to be seven main energy points, called chakras, and more or less I personally buy the chakra theory. (Apparently new chakras are now forming in some individuals and the chakra map might be changing). The living pulse of one’s best intuition comes, I conclude, from the heart chakra, the one located (at least for humans!) at the center of the chest (the actual organ of the heart is a bit to the side of it). That’s why one’s feelings are sensed to spring from the heart (chakra): because they do! One’s “gut feelings”, which originate from a chakra anatomically positioned a bit lower in the body, might be a useful guide too, in some situations.
So, certainly, my advice is to not accept any asseveration at face value, and this includes what the professional “Skeptics” rattle and what anybody else, including me, may say. Instead, I suggest you listen to your heart and your intuition.
I think that, at bottom, there is only one law of Physics or of Nature, and this is that Consciousness creates its own reality, since reality needs an observing consciousness to exist. But the Consciousness that generates its own reality is none other than God’s…, from which all things emanate –or emanated-. Many aspects of Consciousness, being intermediate between dead matter and God (and much closer to the former!), have little say in what happens to them, or at least that is sometimes the appearance while they are embodied in incarnate form. For one to start creating his/her own reality in a miraculous or extraordinarily paranormal way, as some facile New Age teachings tacitly imply one can do, one would need to realize deeply enough, in an experiential, raw, non-transferable, mystical way, that one is God, and such a realization, while in flesh-and-blood, appears to be exceedingly hard.
Still, the nature of consciousness in humans and in most everyday living organisms has contributed to the solidification of reality into an ordered pattern which, for much of the experience that we routinely dare to explore, is amenable to the usual laws of Physics and Nature.
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Y ahora algunas notas y enlaces en español -If you don’t speak Spanish, you can skip this segment and move on to the next segment in English, or directly to the (self-contained) English PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT LIFE section-.:
UN POCO SOBRE MÍ
por Conrado Salas Cano· 25 de Marzo de 2019
El 25 de noviembre de 2006 di una Conferencia sobre nuevas energías en el Ateneo de Madrid, en la que hablé sobre la (tal vez mal llamada) “fusión fría” (reacciones nucleares de baja energía) y de la llamada –en Física- energía del punto cero, mencionando sus posibles aplicaciones prácticas. Fue un día muy bonito para mí.
Un tiempo después escribí para el blog de Greg Grisham un artículo resumiendo en español los MAYÚSCULOS y sensacionales hallazgos de Judy Wood sobre el 11-S. Conocer estos hallazgos y toda esta evidencia descubierta por Judy Wood es vital para comprender lo que realmente ocurrió el 11-S. (Nota: en la firma de mi artículo puse una dirección web en la que ya no estoy).
Rafael Palacios puede pecar a veces un poco de sensacionalista, pero su libro Extraterrestres: El Secreto Mejor Guardado está francamente bien, aunque en ocasiones sea tal vez no del todo riguroso, y no esté del todo “pulido”. Es importante entender la realidad en que vivimos, y por tanto te animo a que veas, en el sitio web para compartir vídeos YouTube, el famoso vídeo de la corta pero explosiva entrevista que me hizo Rafael Palacios en Sitges durante la Cumbre Europea de Exopolítica 2009. (Exopolítica es el estudio, entre otras cosas, de los OVNIs que nos visitan). Yo en dicha entrevista me expresé con plena honestidad, de acuerdo con lo que yo en ese momento sentía, percibía y recordaba, aunque algún comentario que hiciera en el mismo sobre la “Élite que gobierna este planeta" pueda ser una apreciación incorrecta o generalización injusta. Sin duda esa entrevista constituye el cénit de lo que ha sido mi vida hasta ahora, y la aportación mía al mundo de la que más orgulloso estoy.
Mis objetivos son pacíficos y amorosos, pero es importante contar las cosas como uno las siente y las percibe. Con posterioridad a esa (para mí inolvidable) Cumbre de Exopolítica de 2009, el programa Libera tu mente me hizo otra entrevista más extensa. Dicha entrevista se puede escuchar por internet en el sitio web de ivoox, pero igual no te conviene escucharla porque te puede aburrir.
Tal como expliqué en la referida entrevista de Rafael Palacios en 2009, Cisco Wheeler me confesó haber visto en persona al Rey (ahora Emérito) de España Juan Carlos I cambiar aparentemente la forma de su cuerpo o fisonomía en cuestión de segundos. Y luego he hablado desde 2009 con otros dos testigos de este extraño y sobrecogedor fenómeno, que afirman haberlo visto con sus propios ojos, en persona, en otros individuos. Supongo que existen lo que se podría denominar como ángeles y demonios, y que espíritus del tipo de estos últimos pueden poseer a algunos seres humanos, incluso, tal vez, haciéndoles cambiar de forma física. O a lo mejor el fenómeno obedece a una causa diferente, pero en cualquier caso albergo pocas dudas de que es real.
Pienso y siento que hay Dios (aunque a veces pierdo la fe), y que las almas tienen una existencia eterna después del fallecimiento del cuerpo. Opino que es importante conectar con Dios. Por “Dios” entiendo la Fuente, la Consciencia Creadora de Todo y de la que emanan las almas.
He tenido el singular privilegio de conocer en persona a Jesús Jofre Milà, y pienso que es sincero en todo lo que cuenta en su simplemente maravilloso libro Contacto con Sharhim: Un Ser de 5ª dimensión – Mi experiencia personal. A mi entender, Jesús contactó físicamente con un ser muy evolucionado y benévolo, posiblemente extraterrestre, cuyo cuerpo era mayormente de luz y energía. .
PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT LIFE
by Conrado Salas Cano· June 13, 2019
There are some scoundrelly humans in society. It has been my chapfallen impression that these knavish individuals do not deserve that higher knowledge be revealed to them. I have been taken aback on many occasions by the rascally behavior of humans around me, although I am far from being free of sin myself. I must confess that, on those occasions, I haven’t felt very human myself, although I was born in a human body, with its frustrating limitations. I have (often) been sick and tired of this life, wondering who the hell sent me here. I am cognizant of the spiritual notion that we as Souls plan our lives, before becoming incarnated in bodies, but I must confess that this notion is hard to believe or swallow at times! (It is said also that we as Souls, upon incarnation, forget all the pre-incarnation planning, as well as most or all of our possible previous lives, experiences or incarnations, in order to more intensely live the experience of this present life).
This world seems to be fallen from grace, with its low, unpleasant, chapfallen vibrations. Yet it seems that the whole of Creation may be magically alive and self-organizing. My feeling is that the second law of thermodynamics (which implies relentless overall decay) is in fact false, or at least applies only in entropic regimes, regimes where a positive Creative Consciousness is not in charge.
We can focus the light of consciousness on the great questions of existence. Does our physical body necessarily have to age and die?
I suppose that an intensely conscious presence can see through the illusion of Time. Eckhart Tolle has brilliantly suggested that the burden of time, the weight of a perceived past or an anticipated future, impairs cellular health, but that, with a proper spiritual presence, this burden stops being “accumulated” in one’s psyche and in one’s cells, or at least the rate of this “accumulation” slows down. This, I gather, can be combined with some meditative spiritual practices such as yoga, which may activate energy flows, possibly drawing them from planes of existence with a somewhat higher vibration (the term “Higher vibration” is used for these planes because these planes can be visualized as vibrating with a “higher pitched” musical vibration). With a proper combination of that sort and a proper diet, I wonder: could biological ageing and deterioration –senescence- in the cells be much retarded? It doesn’t look like a combination of that sort could stop, let alone reverse, ageing, in my case at least…, but perhaps I am being too pessimistic.
It’s already been a few years since I turned 40 -that dreadful age when bodily deterioration is normally expected to gradually start-. I clearly no longer have the motivation, and I most likely have lost the ability, to push myself in athletic endeavors the way I used to. Due possibly to my past running, but mainly due to a slight congenital malformation of mine, the cartilage in my right hip joint has been all but lost, in a condition which, while possibly not quite amounting to osteoarthritis, is found to be incurable by standard medicine. I have tried to meditate, have since turning 40 done a little bit of yoga, and have generally taken care of myself through a proper diet and exercise, but my hair is balding and the wrinkles on my forehead do not seem to go away! (I am not regrowing my lost hair, either, even though I have taken finasteride pills against my hair loss).
When it comes to the reasons for bodily death and for ageing, there isn’t just thermodynamics involved but also biology and other factors. Senescence may to a large extent be written in the genes. Of course thoughts and attitudes do play an important role. But we are all intimately connected, and seeing others close to you gradually age and senesce is terribly dispiriting, so that fighting ageing through positive affirmations, as some facile New Age teachings or spiritual coaching advice would logically invite one to do, appears to be a Herculean losing battle, like fighting Nature, once one has turned 40 or thereabouts. In my case, it seems to me forbiddingly difficult to prevent ageing from manifesting at the cellular level in the form of further deterioration of my body… although miracles can happen, I suppose.
It would appear that proper exercise, a bit of meditation and a proper diet, by themselves alone or in combination, can, like being blessed with good genes, only slightly retard ageing. So, barring a tragedy that may prematurely end one’s life, senescence seems to be in the long run inevitable, following maturity, for ordinary individuals, at least for ordinary individuals who have been born human! (a few animal species like some tortoises don’t appreciably age). It appears that senescence will continue being inevitable for ordinary humans until a form of powerful anti-ageing biomedicine, nanotechnology or bioengineering becomes available to most (ordinary) people beyond the few and only slightly effective dietary supplements currently in the market. A particularly disturbing anti-ageing option, now touted by the rich in Silicon Valley, lends credence to the rumors of regenerative powers in vampirism and human-blood drinking, is something akin to parabiosis, involves essentially controlled blood transfusions from the young to the old, is riddled with serious medical risks, and calls for ethics scrutiny.
I said “ordinary” humans because some individuals appear to be, well, not ordinary. Leonard Orr says he has met over eight individuals (chiefly yogis in India) who have maintained their body in health past 300 years of age, adding that not all of them look very, very old.
And then, Levi Ben-Shmuel, writing for HuffPost, the big American news&opinion website and blog, has claimed making a pilgrimage to the ashram of a 2,000 year old master in India, and being struck at how gracefully and easily this master, called Bhartriji Baba, moved. Levi had years of experience with the body in athletics and yet had seldom come across someone with Bhartriji’s vitality.
A paperback by Bob Frissell, tantalizingly titled Something in this book is True…, discovered for me the alleged existence of Mahavatar Babaji, an ageless yogi and saint who can purportedly manifest any body he wants. Haidakhan Babaji, a teacher who appeared in northern India from 1970 to 1984, and who reportedly performed miracles, is said by some to be that same Mahavatar Babaji. In this regard, I must recommend the book that is credited with seriously introducing the supernal figure of Babaji to the West: this book is Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi.
I think it is safe to say that none of these individuals, if they are indeed so very long-lived or ageless, have resorted to bioengineering or nanotechnology (and I also very much doubt that they resorted to vampirism or the drinking or transfusion of human blood). On the contrary, they seem to have somehow activated a latent power of their consciousness or of their holistic being, aided probably by a careful natural diet and also perhaps by a herbal treatment à la Ayurveda. But my guess is that these individuals are exceptionally gifted and have devoted most of their lives to very rigorous ascetic practices.
Jesús Jofre Milà, whom I have met in person and who I think is sincere and not deluded, has chronicled in his book Contacto con Sharhim- Un ser de 5ª dimension (available only in Spanish) that in the 1980s, in the course of an amazing trip to Peru, he met a certain elusive monastic order whose male adepts looked no older than 30. But he saw the passport of one of these men and its age was 80. (There were also two women in that group; one looked a bit older than 30, and the other, the group’s seemingly clairvoyant leader, had a youthful face, and once declared that she had no place of origin and that she had always been around). The members of this monastic order practiced advanced holistic energy-balancing techniques which induced cellular regeneration, and, as part of their spiritual pursuits, they very much minded their diet, even the colors of the clothes they wore. Once Jesús sat in a circle with these monks and they all started repeating the spiritual mantra “Aum” with fervor, with the conclusion that they all achieved a partial, paranormal or magical, levitation: Jesús says in his book that he levitated although his dangling feet still touched the ground. Later in his life, in 1989, Jesús Jofre Milà also reports having had an amazing personal encounter with a highly evolved and benevolent (angelic, perhaps) being, a tall blonde being with an affable humanoid appearance, but made mostly of energy akin to light. -Jesús says that this being then took him to a mother ship parked way outside the Earth-.
The higher-“pitched” the spiritual vibrations –for lack of a better term- that a plane of existence has, the “higher” and closer it is to God-the-Source-of-All-things (who sits at the pinnacle of Creation); the vibrations of dead physical matter are typically quite low.
In some starry-eyed spiritual circles, there is talk of an incipient worldwide process that is –more or less appropriately- called “Ascension”, whereby the vibrations reached by the consciousness of humans and other life-forms on planet Earth are said to be undergoing a steady “rise”. This rise is said to be driven, or at least assisted, by a benevolent process affecting our solar system. It is also said that some good souls are working to help this “Ascension” move forward. It is further ventured in these spiritual circles that “Ascension” will over time entail changes in some bodies, leading eventually perhaps –at least in some cases- to the body’s transmutation into an (imperishable) body of light or a more “energetic” state, literally glowing with light. Such a transmutation into an imperishable and glowing body of light would, to me, be a most desirable form of bodily immortality.
Jesus Christ is said to have given off a burst of radiant energy at the moment of his Resurrection. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, at that time Jesus Christ attained a glorified body (perfected and impervious to disease and senescence, presumably), and then, at the end of his ministry on Earth, Jesus Christ “ascended” or was taken up to heaven. I personally find this Catholic scenario possible. This heaven may have been a “superphysical” plane of existence, “vibrating” “higher” and closer to God; a place physically above the earth’s surface in the skies; or both. Other prophet-like preternatural individuals may have also been in olden times bodily taken up to “heaven” in a somewhat similar vein, according to various interpretations of the Christian Scriptures and the lore of other faiths. Imagining that a fate not too different from this may soon open up to human beings en masse, a spiritual current within what might be broadly regarded as New Ageism has come up with the generic term “Ascension” to designate what it regards as the impending transformation of Earth and humanity into a new state, where light bodies and glorified bodies will be commonplace, and where (formerly) human beings might be able to easily travel up –in a sense, be raptured- to “heaven” … or “heaven” may just be brought down to Earth. Wondrous paranormal powers, and macroscopic creation through the power of thought, will also have become ordinary, according to a certain (very optimistic) interpretation of this grand Ascension vision. This celestial fate (David Wilcock would probably use the term “apotheosis”) will have been enabled, at least in part, by the cosmically-driven “rise” in vibrations which would have happened of late, and which would presumably perfect and exalt all things, lifting them “higher” and closer to God.
Is “Ascension”, as bandied about in these New-Age-type spiritual circles, real? If it is, the grim realities of everyday life seriously test my hope that I will see glowing light bodies becoming commonplace during the course of, well…, my lifetime.
I would like to be ethically rejuvenated (ideally I would like to create the body I wish with my thoughts alone!), and, eventually, I would like to evolve into a being of light, but I am realistic.
In November 2017, Jesús Jofre privately transmitted to me what could perhaps be a masterly lesson: he said that I can actually achieve rejuvenation and transmutation through the latent power of my own enlightenment alone, aided only by a careful natural diet and perhaps some proper exercises or practices which my intuition can naturally discover, and, moreover, that for this to happen, I just need to sincerely desire it, cast my desire into the Universe…, and then totally forget about it. If true, this teaching would be fabulous. But I do not sufficiently trust this teaching. Therefore, and since I’d rather not try distasteful or downright ethically questionable practices like the ingestion or injection of human blood, if a safe, principled –and affordable!- form of bioengineering is developed down the line that can be medically shown to extend one’s lifespan with a good quality of life,…, well, then I guess I will be very tempted to try that form of bioengineering, much as I have disliked transhumanism in the past. I am already taking a resveratrol-based nutritional supplement which has been approved here in Spain where I live.
Returning to sociology, I feel that efficient and wholesome organization of a society may perhaps not require government as we know it. This may be particularly so if effective and precise telepathic communications become possible on a mass scale. However, my perception is that humans as a whole are still not spiritually ready for the abolition of standard governments. There are still too many scoundrels around. Neither are humans probably ready for the blessings of so-called “free energy" (as extracted from zero-point energy and the like), great paranormal powers or open benevolent ET contact. In my view, these things should happen only as evil disappears from our society.
I hope, probably with justification, that a total global economic crash will not happen. By subscribing to a brighter economic future, we can help create a self-fulfilling prophecy of a positive nature. That's why, for all the talk there has been about gold as an asset in these times, I still haven't bothered yet to trade any of my money for gold. After all, even the act of trading money for gold takes time and energy which detracts from the value and quality of my life. While I don't discourage the purchase of gold as a personal preparedness measure, I prefer the spiritual gold that results from a successful personal or individual alchemy.
My understanding is that the financial system works by lending fake money, totally or partially fabricated out of thin air with no backing on actual wealth, and then by demanding that the loan be paid back in full with real wealth, plus interest. This certainly seems to be wrong. However, it is virtually impossible these days to work without money or banks, so I am not saying that taking out a loan at some point, if one is in need of such a loan, is wrong!
Work in a business-as-usual world can be a Monday-thru-Friday cesspit, and so, in such an environment, my view is that physical activity is important, at least as long as our bodies are (mostly) confined to this particular plane of reality, with its often depressing and miserably low rate of vibration. Vigorous physical exercise cleanses the body, energizes one’s outlook, and releases endorphins, which are natural antidepressants. Good health in a computerized society after the arrival of social media calls for periodic physical exercise, and also for periodic disconnection from digital electronics and Wi-Fi EMFs-, and this will probably continue being so if and when free-energy-generating devices, which I surmise create a general life-charging ambience, become widely available. Or, perhaps, in spiritual terms, we will not rightly deserve these free-energy-generating devices while our lives are Ego-driven and attended by shit of various kinds. Feces don’t seem very divine to me, but an organism or being that sustained itself only off air and energy, wouldn’t –I imagine- need to excrete them. As for a body or being literally glowing with light, it could conceivably defecate luminous, physically glowing feces, but somehow I find this unlikely. And as regards a glorified body, like that attributed by the Catholic Catechism to Jesus Christ after the Resurrection, well, I also find the concept of glorified feces hard to envision.
I suppose that, from a final, metaphysical standpoint, we are all God because All is One; however, I find that the Way of Humbleness is the better Spiritual Path. I prefer to think that I am inconceivably insignificant without God. In fact, without God I am truly nothing, I realize. Yet, by surrendering to God, I suppose one aligns oneself with the omnipotent Divine Will behind the Universe, and That is real power.
ME AND EXERCISE
by Conrado Salas Cano · April 6, 2019
I was a runner until 2017.
I took a shot at races until 2013. My personal best in the standard marathon is an official 2:59:33 at the 2010 international Zaragoza marathon, over a course which, if I recall correctly, was certified to be (at least) 42,195 meters long, and had no elevation differential between start and finish. In this race, I inadvertently shaved off a few yards (ten yards at the most) because a couple of gentle curves along the course were not very well signaled, although it is practically certain that I made up for those yards along the rest of the course, for example in the pit stop I was forced to take. I explained this later to the race organizer and he assured me that my time was valid.
Around that time, I produced one or two agonistic training sessions that indicated I had a greater running potential than what that personal best indicates, although this was never translated to an actual race result. In one memorable training session in late 2011, I may have averaged under 4 minutes/km for 20 miles. If I didn’t, then I must have come really close to averaging under 4 minutes/km (or 6:26.24256/mile, I have a weak spot for decimals).
On June 9 2013, I accomplished with some elation, and under bothersome rain, my best valid, official 10 km time, a 38:31, in a pretty flat road race over a properly-measured course with no elevation differential between start and finish.
After that, however, some nagging, persistent right hip pain compelled me to see a doctor, and I was diagnosed with a cam-type femoroacetabular impingement in my right hip. I was told that I hadn’t been born with the ideal hip joint for running. I began to think about trying my hand at a triathlon, where good running is important but is not everything.
On June 17 2014 I had a femoroplasty, and the surgery and subsequent rehab went very well. In fact, for months after rehab I seriously contemplated attempting a triathlon, and logged 12 hour training weeks that combined stationary biking, swimming and increasing amounts of running.
But I never actually attempted a triathlon, and, in fact, soon thereafter I realized that my years of pushing myself hard to be competitive as a stand-alone runner were over. I clearly didn’t have the genetics to excel as a runner, ever. And I no longer had the motivation to try. Besides, I was too old, or so would conventional sports physiology dictate.
I had become tired of competition, not just in sport, but in life in general.
In November 2017 a routine X-ray check revealed that the cartilage in my hip joint was all but gone. I have later been informed that this was largely, if not entirely, due to a slight congenital malformation. I think that, for safety, I should refrain from ever running again! But, even without further running, I reckon that I may need a prosthetic hip at some point in the distant future. So, these days, I just do the basic exercise that makes me feel a little better, although not good anymore –I am senescing and hence I am in the doldrums of life-: I mainly swim, and avoid too much impact on my hip joints. With a more spiritual orientation, I have tried some basic Kriya yoga and the Five Tibetan Rites too, but I have lost some confidence in my ability to really rejuvenate myself through these practices, and they are not entirely advised for me anyway, given the condition of my hip.
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