On an equatorial band circling the earth our ancestors felt the need to build pyramids. Why?
Over the course of a thousand years no less than five world religions were born that are still a source of faith and practice to billions of people around the world. Why?
Over the last hundred years scientists have probed deep into the nature of material existence itself, uncovering a wild and whacky quantum universe unimaginable until our day were it not for the visions and experiences of shamans and mystics. What they discovered has caused even the most secular people to ask the question, "Why?"
The great questions of humanity have been the same for as long as there have been humans around to ask them: "Who are we?"..."Why are we here?"..."What is our purpose?"... "Is there more?"
What I mean by that rather Zen-like statement is this: Religion, going all the way back to the earliest forms of Shamanism, does, indeed, attempt to bridge the gap between the material world and the metaphysical, or spiritual, world. It may even prove to be the thing that made us human in the first place.
February 23, 2019
Ancient Gods : Conspiracy of Silence
From Religion to Reality: "One Ring to Rule Them All"
The Search for Meaning in the World of Religion
40,000 years ago, across Europe and Asia, our ancestors felt the need to crawl deep underground, sometimes as much as a mile, braving the depths and darkness, to paint magnificent images on the walls of caves. Why?
Six miles from Urfa, an ancient city in Southeast Turkey, stand the ruins of a megalithic temple called Gobekli Tepe. Built 11,600 years ago, before the Agricultural Revolution, before humans had discovered how to grow their own food to support such an endeavor, it begs the question, why?
Six thousand years later humans dragged stones, weighing up to four tons, 140 miles across England to build a monument called Stonehenge. Why?
"Navigating Your Future With Dowsing"
Jim Willis presented "Dowsing in Quantum Reality: Age-Old Techniques for a New-Age" at the American Society of Dowsers convention in June.
Dowsing, like every other technology, is subject to change over time. Because dowsers operate on a deeply intuitive level, our mental processes, shaped by prevailing culture, can sometimes work to our disadvantage if we are not careful. Thinking and reasoning, the generally accepted ways of functioning these days, are not bad things. But if left unexamined they can sometimes hinder us. Our social environment shapes us in quiet and unacknowledged ways. This raises a question: How does a thinking, educated dowser in the 21st century approach a craft that was discovered and practiced by people who lived thousands of years ago?
Although the presentation covered dowsing, it also tackled some of the toughest questions we can ask today… Where did we come from? What is our purpose? What happens when this life is over? Pouring a lifetime of study, sermons and seminars into this presentation, it is now available on YouTube. In his words, "I feel that it is important and relevant in today's world, combining an age old craft with cutting edge science. Some of you will recognize a few of the stories I share. A few will recognize the song I sing at the beginning. Many will learn something new in areas from dowsing to quantum physics. In short, this sums up much of what I have learned after a lifetime of experience and teaching."
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