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Quite some time ago, after becoming an atheist and not appreciating that black hole of intelligence, I became intellectually desperate to force the issue of there being no God.  I needed, at that time to have a complete resolution to the hokey religions and concepts of some all mighty entity running the whole Universe show.
I knew that in the scriptures, was a passage that stated “if any man lacked wisdom he could ask God with real intent having faith and the truth would be revealed to him.”
This was exactly what could seal the deal on my firm standing on being an atheist.  I knew I had the ability to completely lock myself mentally into what I knew was pure faith.  Yes that sounds a little funny right?  Someone who didn’t believe in God yet had complete faith?
Well I am more of a science minded individual and though I knew the word was misused, to me it meant the complete strength of thought, you know the kind that in time if you worked and practiced would raise the energy of the brain and everything that we are made of to allow for what seemed magic yet was mind power, like levitating an object given time and practice.
I knew I could achieve this so called perfect faith because I knew how my mind worked, I can be extremely focused without internal distractions to an intense level so…  I knew that going through the senseless ritual of speaking aloud to the air as if some God were listening would render the perfect and final evidence that there was no God because silence is certainly an answer.
I had the perfect moment…  No one around for a long time and finding I had the chance to be alone and uninterrupted, I prepared myself and proceeded to speak to the air knowing that no God of any kind would reply.  I even went as far as to kneel.  My aloud air offerings went on for the longest time, it seemed more than and hour.  I gave it everything I had in the most sincere way I could find from the depths of my soul.
My answer came…  remember I said silence would certainly be an answer…
Silence however was not what I received.
I cannot even begin to explain the kind of answer I received because I have never experienced the form of communication that encircled me and passed through everything that makes me who I am.  It was as if words had been turned into Quantum energy, as if emotion and feeling became a tangible energy.  To this day I am still overwhelmed as to how and what this form of communication is…  It was as if some super intelligence took words, feelings, touch and all other senses and hijacked them and ran the communication through all of my senses at once.  Very difficult to explain but I am the kind of person who can become OCD on such things that seem to venture into the arena of physics…  It was like the wires were all connected to one big stream of information…  as in see with your ears, hear with your eyes, taste through touch, smell through taste.  I am still at a loss as to how to explain this overwhelming amount of information.
My heart area, the center of where I consider my center, was so filled with energy, I could barely stand it.  I had been communicated with and yet since I am using words to express what happened, I simply just have to convey the meaning of what was given to me using only words.
Though the communication held so much more information, I can only attempt a translation into words.  So, here it goes:
“I am your Father…  I have always loved you…  I will always love you…  You have always been…  I have never left you…  I will never leave you…  I have always been…  I will always be…  I am…  You are…  This life is my gift…  This gift brings you light…  You will become…  Time is not…  love is the center…  To know is the power…  You will know…  You will know what is one…  All are one and yet many…  There is no end…  There was no beginning and yet the beginning is not as the now…  You are safe and all is safe…  I am and there is no greater…  I am love…  There is no nothing…  All things have always been and yet creation is mine…  Alone is to learn…  Together is power…  There are only two laws… Destruction or Unification…  Only love can unify…  Only love can create…  Nature cannot allow otherwise…  You are one with all and yet unknowing…  Patience brings perfection…
Wow … It just kept coming and coming and it went beyond my original understanding and beyond the words I am trying to use to express the experience.  I was in tears for the overwhelming emotional information.  I have never felt such an overload of all of my senses and feelings.  Every bit of information such as my feeble attempt to write words down for your benefit, all came at once.  I was given this and so much more, all at once…  not in a stream of words but everything each word stands for, came as though wrapped in super warm energy and transferred into my being instantaneously.  Beyond description.
I had my answer and not the one I knew I would get.  Though I stepped into the event with complete faith I knew it could go either way.  I had a hunch silence would be my answer but in achieving pure faith or mental stable thought, I had wiped out all opinions and rested only in a neutral state of mind when this event pierced into my space.
I could no longer remain an atheist, for I now knew there was indeed a massive power attached to an extremely calm, peaceful and amazingly loving entity who knew me personally and from all I gathered, knew me a very long time.
After the loving storm of information seemed to find pause, the direction of the communication turned into an invitation for me to ask any question or questions I may have had.  My excitement was unstoppable…  Here I was in direct communication with the master of all life and I was given the chance to ask any question and receive an answer.  Oh! if anyone knows me personally, you know how I would have been at that moment…  and so it was…  5 major question I have always had and always wanted an answer to.  I humbly presented my questions and my immediate answer was…  “You shall receive when you are ready and the time is right and you will fully know you have been answered.”
Impatient me at this moment was completely capable of patience as this was something so un-describable, that the atmosphere was completely different and so calm and peaceful and reassuring.  I knew that waiting was the right energy to embrace.
In time, every question I had asked, had been answered and each answer is covered in other writings but the answer of Love that pertains to this writing is that which I will describe as to how the answer came.
Funny how all of the answers came…  Completely, when I least expected them and with such powerful force in the message, again with that overwhelming “All Senses Together” connection, I could not deny the answers.
The question I had asked concerning “Love” was this:  “How can you love everyone and I mean E V E R Y O N E !”  A pretty simple question…  Right?
It was more than a month before that answer came in it’s full force style.  My my… God is an interesting individual who really knows how to do things up right.
The answer came:  I was in a large hall filled with over 100 people.  They were all involved in one thing or another…  One little group over here and another over there but all for the same general event.  As I stood off at a bit of a distance from any one group, a calm neutral moment swept across my mind and within an instant, like an intense beam of light from a focused mirror reflecting the Sun, I was instantly encircled with this familiar communication method.  This method leaves no room for questions whatsoever…  it is complete and powerful.
I burst into tears unexpectedly and was glad I was at a distance and no one was watching me.  At that very moment, I felt a love so powerful and so concentrated on every last individual in that hall.  It was a love I have never felt before, as though I had been privileged to see each person’s life story from beginning to end, to know their joys and heartaches, to be personally invited into their very thoughts.  I knew for that brief moment every last persons emotions they had experienced throughout their life and the energy of knowing this, was more than I could withstand and that is what brought on such powerful tears.
I had a deep and lasting love for every person their, though I did not in this surface life even know their names.
I had to turn and face the wall out of embarrassment for the emotional expressions I could not contain.
I felt it, I knew it…  I had been privileged to taste for one brief moment, the love God has for each and everyone of us.
I could have never on my own, ever have felt such energy from love as I did at that moment…  A gift given to me…  An answer from the one who is love, who is the meaning of love itself.
I personally know I am not yet capable of that kind of love but I am so grateful that there is someone who is.   I am so grateful that someone gave the momentary gift to me…  The gift to feel what God feels about each and every one of us.  I have felt pure love…  It is the greatest power of all powers.

A note to add here:  After having live what I could consider a longer than average life, there sometimes come moments when what we have experienced in the past, no matter how significant or powerful it may have been, we fall into clouds of doubt.  We may ask ourselves…  “Did this really happen the way I remember it?  Was it possibly something I just powerfully imagined?”

If we seek for clarification and even sometimes passively find ourselves in a situation where active seeking is not occurring, we may find that a greater power who understands all of our thoughts and feelings, once again bestows a gift upon us.  The gift of re-assurance.  Recently this gift came my way as I had been living with my own personal thought voice inside my head.  That voice was embracing what I would consider a non truth.  In simple words, this is what it was.  “Sure God loves everybody.  Why not, he is the creator.  However in this mortal proving ground life, and among the billion if not trillions of souls God has created, some go off the deep end and become evil embracers.  It is those that God must form enough of a hardened heart to allow them to be lost without it tearing his heart apart.”  This is like saying…  “Look out at that beautiful beach made up of countless grains of sand.  To lose millions of grains will still not impact the beach for it will continue without almost even a notice of the loss.”  This is the energy that has crept into my heart over the years.  The God of all creation being so aware of me, sent a gift of re-assurance of his love through not only another person’s experience but a verification from the spirit so strong that all I could do was to let it fill my entire soul as the tears freely streamed down my cheeks.  It was a simple phrase uttered but it came at a time when the creator knew I needed to receive the gift not only from the words but from the spirit that followed and filled my heart.

The simple phrase was: “Not only does God love you but he is madly in love with you.”  I knew it was true with every fiber of my being.  Not only did I hear the words but I felt the full love of God at that very moment fill every part of me.

Here is the message that I had watched when this gift was given to me:

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Power Of The Shofar

Power Of The Shofar: Brand Thornton & CE MacPherson © 2020
This Shofar is a special one and the man behind it is a man of great faith. He has been to many places where the children of God were in deep despair. There are many stories tied to this man and the Shofar where angels were known to come to the rescue of those in need against circumstances that meant life or death. This moment in time was captured for you to understand and feel what occurs when he comes to the rescue of one who stands in need of God’s support where the odds are very unbalanced against the innocent. This was one such occasion.
The shofar was blown in the times of Joshua to help him capture Jericho. As they surrounded the walls, the shofar was blown and the Jews were able to capture the city. The shofar was commonly taken out to war so the troops would know when a battle would begin. The person who would blow the shofar would call out to the troops from atop a hill. All of the troops were able to hear the call of the shofar from their position because of its distinct sound.

Death

I write this because, as in life we all lose someone as they pass from this life.  The passing of someone we love often sparks dormant thoughts that are quietly awaiting to be woken from the silent sleep they are in within the corners of our hearts and minds.  As my dear friend took his last breath of mortality, my thoughts of death stirred and became a conscious forefront subject again.
Something special happens when someone we love graduates to the next level of life.  We become focused on trying to understand what lies beyond the closed door, the one that we all will someday pass through.  Often we seem to cling to what we know… and fear that which we do not know.
Our experience here on Earth however has been a beautiful lesson in understanding how the unknown can become something we cherish and love forever.
One thing that death brings to my mind, is the question…  “Where is your Heart?”
We really are on this temporal mortal experience for a very short period of time.  Many of us spend much of our time just worrying about and trying to keep bread on the table.  For those of us who might become wealthy, that worry is sometimes replaced with what can we acquire to enhance our life.  There are so many temporary distractions that keep us from a focus of what really matters.
What really matters is the most simple of terms.  It is “Love”.  We don’t always learn what that word truly entails but we often try to understand it in the midst of our other distractions.
Our Savior Jesus Christ did live and he did come to provide an example of what love really means.  He even gave his life that we might have the chance to learn love throughout eternity.  He is the very definition of Mercy.
Mercy means… “Especially Active Compassion”.
When someone we love and especially who has loved us dies, it is a short break from our distractions to contemplate what living is really all about.  We observe the example of others and in that observation, we try and conceive of the ideas of what to be like and what not to be like.  Each of us carries light and darkness and that isn’t always a bad thing, in fact it is the lesson book of life.
There were things about my dear friend and as I say it, my second father, Gerald, I did not want to have as a part of my life and there were things about Gerald that I did want as a part of my life.  I know Jesus probably didn’t say anything too offensive to others intentionally.  I have been known to utter dramatic phrases that I wish I hadn’t.  I am sure Gerald has done the same.  I have tried to serve people when they needed help and thirsted for someone who cared.  Gerald did that as well.  It is all a part of this life experience, learning what we want and don’t want through our own actions and watching the actions of others.
The joy of a loved one passing is a fact that we get to experience deep sorrow and sadness and that is the catalyst to enhance the understanding of real joy when we meet again and continue our experience endlessly together as a people of one purpose.
So back to the question…  “Where is your Heart?”  It is almost impossible to stay focused on the similitude of Christ and continually think of him and try to be like him but that is the goal in the long run.
Truly a simple goal as time ticks away and we are able to put our passions and desires in check.  As we are able to mature in this candy chop of life and realize after a time that we can get our feel of sugar and soon desire greater substance out of life.
That greater substance is found in the example of Christ.  We have been given the chance to embrace the worldly things through the patience of God as he gently watches us grow into a people that finally understand what charity and forgiveness and love for others is all about.  The true treasure that is lasting by far more than gold… is Mercy.
Mercy … Especially Active Compassion.
It is said that Christ was the perfect example to desire.
We however have not personally walked with Christ while here on Earth.  We have however walked among each other and as we glean the traits we wish to posses from the good of others, in a away, we have walked with Christ.
My dear Gerald understood Mercy, Compassion and Love.  I know because I was the recipient of his goodness.
A person may inspire different descriptions from different people.  As we express our description of a person, Some may use colorful adjectives such as Egotistical, Arrogant, Selfish, Dramatic, and of the same person, some may use descriptive words such as Loving, Forgiving, Compassionate, Caring and Kind.
Each of us is a world of descriptions and we are capable of living in darkness as well as light.  This world is a playground of free choice and because of that we are given the gift of self discovery through experience.  We can choose to be rude and uncaring or we can choose to be forgiving and kind.  The miracles is that we get to choose.
The wisdom that comes from a God that patiently waits for us to discover who we really are is Mercy personified.
Life is not so short that we can embrace judgment on others but it is short enough that we sometimes barley have enough time to understand and perfect love and mercy towards others.
My friend Gerald treated me as an equal.  He was there to rescue me when I fell.  He was there to forgive me of any wrong doing.  He was there to teach me from his deep pool of wisdom.  He was there to partner with me and believe in me.  He never judged me.  He loved me.  He loved me as though I was his own son.
I have learned from him treasured values of how to live and care for others and so much more.  My life has been enhanced greatly because of him.  While he was with us, I learned to give back.  Not only to pay it forward and care for someone else in the future but to care for those immediately around me in the now.
“Where is My Heart?”
Though I am still capable of darkness, I desire to be bathed in light until I no longer understand darkness.  My heart has learned to embrace the good that Gerald showed to me and others.  My heart desires to embrace Kindness, Compassion, Charity, Mercy and all things good.
“My Heart is with Christ”
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Haunting Abandonment

When considering what raw elements make up this Universe, the existence comes in some pretty simple packages.  Space, the place to put everything.  Light and darkness.  Energy and matter.

Simply put, Light and energy are basically the same thing, just varying in frequency and intensity.

To simplify even further, matter and energy are also the same thing and also vary in frequency and intensity.

We humans are simply light, energy, matter and yes, we too vary in frequency and intensity.

You could say we actually are beings of light even though you may be observing us at this present moment as basic matter.

There is something different about being human or in other words, a living and breathing being.

On the surface you might say we are a blend of water and chemicals and somewhere inside a bit of energy but when you take higher scientific thought processes into consideration, it could be said that the only thing stopping us from being brilliant light entities is the frequency at which we vibrate.  So with that thought and the present lack of a higher vibration, we are indeed entities of light.

Have you ever watched fire?  Though it is a chemical process, it is still light.  If you could observe fire on the quantum level, you would see something a kin to organized chaos.  Chaos, because it is in a high speed reaction, dancing and sparkling with excitement.  Organized, because despite it’s frenzied expressions, it stays contained with it’s dancing partners.  It stays where the fuel is, where other partners of fire reside.  Oh sure once in a while you might see a spark take to the sky like an ascending shooting star but at that moment you will also see that it’s life expectancy is short lived.

We are not unlike fire.  Burning deep inside of us is a light that thirsts not only for fuel but for interconnection of light energy.  In other words, where there is fuel and other partners of light, that is where you will find we are most at ease and in our element.

I am sure you could imagine that fire’s most feared enemy is cold empty space void of fuel and oxygen.  It means the end of fire, if that becomes the jumping off point for fire.

From a distance, the Sun seems like a giant light bulb filled with warmth and illumination.  A closer look at the Sun, of course with protection and a high powered telescope, one can observe organized chaos as trillions of fire partners dancing hand in hand all self contained in the giant sphere that is responsible for holding and enter solar system in perfect balance.  Without the Sun, every planet now circling that great ball of light would drift off into icy space never to be seen again.

Remember, I said frequency and intensity.  Though we do not presently glow as brilliant as the Sun nor with such intensity, we are very similar in the dance of organized chaos.

Each and every one of us come into this life surrounded by light.  Surrounded by matter that is simply slower frequency light.  Not a one of us have entered this world without first emerging  from the safety of a womb.  Encircled in the energy and heart of a mother.

Even though the mother of our body is not a brilliant glowing star, she is nevertheless warmth and energy dancing with electrical power within her own body and we to are wrapped in that amazing organized chaos before our birth into a cold and separated world.

No wonder most babies cry the moment they take that first breath.  The simple shock of separation from warm energy into cold separation is what one could describe at least from the babies point of view, “A Disturbance In The Force”.

That disturbance continues throughout the mortal life that every human experiences.  Like the ebb a flow of tides, we are washed in light and once again separated from light over and over again.

Birth, separation from a mother, an introduction to a parent or parents or even larger, a family.  We are separated from a family or a trusted caregiver as we embark into school.  We may even grow accustomed to school mates and consider their light a safety net or their cruelty and darkness a separation from peace and safety.

The cycle continues as we journey through this life.  We find those who radiate a certain level of energy that shines on us like the Sun.  We also find those who not unlike a black hole seem to suck the very life out of us.

Every human has an innate desire to be surrounded with warmth, light, safety, peace, kindness and, yes, love.

Simply walking on the path of life, the invitations come like a waterfall of multi temperate liquid pouring over us each day with various flavors of life’s unique variety as precious gems.

We are presented daily with clear and shining diamonds or dark and opaque jade.  The colors are many and the brilliance ranges from bright to very dark.

The most alluring drive that life has to offer, is safety and comfort, love and respect, peace and stability.

All of these alluring gifts are constantly shattered upon the ground of chaos as outsiders seek to force their will and desires upon us.

If we had our choice we would opt for everything our minds could conceive of as good and stay in the self made bubble we consider to be our perfect organized fantasy for life.  Instead we are presented with so many vast swings from great to horrible that anxiety and stress frosted with fear can become our most hated and yet best friend.

Abandonment Issues, they may say, as we ourselves and others seek to place a label on the origin of our psychological internal distortions. You lost a friend in death, a parent, a sibling, a lover or you have had a trusted person turn against you as you try and understand the confusion of betrayal.  It all adds up until one day you are forced to withdraw into the darkness and loneliness of a dimly lit night sky or you strike back in fear or anger determined to put an end to all evil the world has cast upon you.

If only we could be wrapped in the arms of an angel and taken high above the clouds and given a bright look into the past, present and future with a true and complete understanding imparted to us from this wise and perfect angel, we would see the real reason behind all the organized chaos we had presently been snatched from.

Instead of escaping the organized chaos through suicide, mental collapse, egotistical wall building, narcissistic anger or artificial masquerades of joy, reaching for a higher meaning and understanding could be granted to us.  This gift although slow in coming is the perfect gift in reaching perfection.

Supposed lemonade at it’s best recipe were offered to you or the freshest grape juice ripe from the vine passed over your eager tongue, something you had never tasted before and something you never wanted to be without once you had partaken.  Maybe instead you were fooled into believing the sparkling crystal glass held the most exquisite flavor of all, only to be betrayed with the bitterness and pungent taste of vinegar.

This slow in coming gift is compassion and charity.  Empathy can only be gained by walking the road of gold and thorns.

The only way to become a trusted friend is to have experienced betrayal.  The only way to understand how to love is to have experienced hatred.  The only way to understand loneliness is to have walked that path personally.  The only way to understand loss is to have lost.

When we have walked the darkest of paths during this journey and then come into the light no matter how long it takes to find the light, the gift of wisdom will begin to grow from within.

Until we have been abandoned and then haunted by that event, we will not truly understand what it means to walk out of the darkness, gather light and comprehend true separation from that light which we were meant to be embraced by.

Life does have a plan and a meaning.  Everyone of us will walk the paths of darkness and light.  In time, though it may not seem like it, we will come to a clear outlook and understanding of the real meaning of life.

Like the burning of the Sun and the organized chaos that gives life to all within it’s reach, we to will one day reach out and bring light to those in darkness and in time lift all within the realm of our influence to a higher understanding of light and love because we will have walked through the haunting of abandonment and the gift of empathy will be ours.[whohit]Abandoned[/whohit]

Lessons From The Deep

Lessons From The Deep:

While observing a deep sea creature, I noticed the flowing little tentacles which all seemed different and yet similar as they were tossed about by the under sea current.

A thought came to me that we here on Earth are somewhat similar as those individual strands of this creature and yet like the creature, we are also actually part of a larger entity.

We are not islands but are all connected together and our energies contribute to the well being of each other in a much bigger way than what we normally perceive.

We are truly one when we consider the bigger picture.

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Blood Moon 01-2019


Blood Moon 01-2019 Photographer: © Copyright 2019
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Ancient Records


Ancient Records…  Here for your consideration, we have submitted to us compiled and translated ancient records.  You decide…  but if you are considering whether or not they are real or not, we recommend learning to calm your mind and internal energy so as not to infuse your own prejudice energy.  Simply put, keep an open mind as you read each ancient record.  Let yourself journey through the writings with a neutral outlook.  Let your judgment be passed only after you read the records.  If they are fiction, you will know for yourself.  If they are authentic, you will also know…  Either way consider it great entertainment.
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By clicking a button above, you will open the page for those records.  After a short moment, the pdf record will be displayed.  you can then mouse over and find the controls to turn the pages at the bottom left.  There should also be a download button if you choose to download and read later.
If you know of any interesting ancient records, please share with us by going to our contact page.
Here is one share that was sent to us about discovered records near Manti Utah

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Killing The Mouse


Killing The Mouse.
There was a day of interesting circumstances that I became involved in during the simple act of cleaning out a shelf which had some cans of fruit on it.  As I looked closely, I could see that some of the cans had mouse droppings on the top of the cans.  Hmm, I thought to myself, there must be a mouse or two lurking about.  I truly believe in being kind to all creatures but there is that occasion where the violation of my personal territory merits the actions of war no matter what the consequences.
As I proceeded to move the cans to clean them off, I was met with a surprise…  Behind the cans were two mice staring at me as if to say…  “Ah Oh!  um…  Hi!…  um… how are you?  Oh uh ya about this..  er um we were just um…  trying to be of assistance and we noticed some awful mouse droppings on your cans and …  well… we…  uh…  RUN! RUN! RUN!”  as one mouse looked at another and then they both froze in such a way that they seemed to think they had just magically become invisible.
Needles to say, I was in no mood to invite these two uninvited guests to a permanent food raiding party!  No! just the opposite!  It was WAR!
I quietly stepped away and in a rush found an old in the closet dusty BB gun.  Yes I know this sounds so cruel but in times of war, drastic measures must be taken.
With a loaded BB gun and quietly appeared again before the two lingering enemies who by now had the chance to escape but to my surprise they were still holding their ground and to top it off chewing on some of my food.  Yes I know what you are thinking…  “What happened to charity and giving to the poor?”  Yes yes I know but WAR does funny things to the mind.
I took aim at mouse number one and squeezed the trigger…  As the song goes “One down one to go!  Another town! One more show!”
With still yet another mouse left standing and that is exactly what he was doing…  Standing there on his hind legs and viciously staring me down as if to say…  “I dare you!’
This sparked in me another possibility of warfare.  No gun this time…  no…  I was going to let this one escape, run away, vamooses, RUN!
No chance…  This mouse was dead set on staring me down and not taking the opportunity to simply L E A V E.
That was it I exclaimed in my mind to myself!  No more physical warfare with mouse bullets…  No, instead, the new tactic…  Physiological warfare!
As the mouse on the grey coats side and me on the blue coats side stared at one another, I made my tactical move………….
I made a scary face, took a deep breath and roared loudly like a lion at the rebellious grey coat mouse!

What happened next took me completely by surprise.

The mouse gave me a diminished look of complete surprise and fear that I would resort to such tactics and he fell over dead right there before my eyes.

What had I done?  I didn’t even touch him?  He hadn’t been physically hurt from the first shot fired and stood resistively strong before me and yet he was now dead?
Was it his agreement within his own psych or did I send some form of invisible power which completely took him by surprise and overcame his ability to continue on living???

Just exactly what kind of energy does our voice contain?, Our Words?, Our body language?, Our Tone?
There must be something to the energy we exude and not just that which we hear and see or feel.  There must be more or is it entangled withing all of the above and exponentially driven by more than what we see.  Sometimes this specific reality that we all walk through, places various distractions on the stage of our reality.  These distractions serve to render a sort of soothing state of mind such as the device addict who continually stares with wonder and the various non essential forms of media fill up useful time converting that time into wasteful thinking processes.
If for a moment you can go beyond the obvious and ask the simple yet possibly complicated question…  What actually am I made of?  What kind of energy is at the very core and how is it that my consciousness can have such control over the immediate vicinity of my essence, body, breath, movement and more.  Yet…  what is actually occurring when I project my energy outwards.  A yell, a slap, a puff of air from my lungs, a nod at a stranger and so on…  What is really happening when I project my energy?
Is it possible to levitate myself or even a mountain?  Is the fact at least in my mind that it is impossible, the reason I cannot do such a thing?  What are the steps to cross the bridge to form a perfect connection between that which I am sure I can control and that which I only fantasize to control?
When I control another entity outside of my physical contact, is it because that entity is in agreement with my objective or can it be another factor beyond the agreement of that other entity?
Of course aside from the possible quantum physics of it all, there is another alternative…
What actually happened to the mouse?
Did he die of fear? or…  was some quantum consciousness energy involved here? Was there enough conscious energy sent to the mouse to disrupt his internal quantum energy so that in effect, the disruption killed him?  Induced Heart Attack caused by forced emotional energy and thus affecting his internal energy balance to the point of shutting down.

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Richat Structure City Of Atlantis abt 12 thousand years ago

Richat Structure – City Of Atlantis hidden in plain sight.  Though this depiction may not embrace all of the rings of the original descriptions given by Plato, it is a great imagination seed to spark thoughts of how it could have been so long ago and with the reportedly high technology involved.  This is a combination of the Richat Structure and the City of Atlantis from Star Gate Atlantis.

THEN

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— Plato’s History of Atlantis —
Commentary on “Critias”
from “The Antediluvian World”
by Ignatius Donnelly

Plato has preserved for us the history of Atlantis. If our views are correct, it is one of the most valuable records which have come down to us from antiquity.
Plato lived 400 years before the birth of Christ. His ancestor, Solon, was the great law-giver of Athens 600 years before the Christian era. Solon visited Egypt. Plutarch says, “Solon attempted in verse a large description, or rather fabulous account of the Atlantic Island, which he had learned from the wise men of Sais, and which particularly concerned the Athenians; but by reason of his age, not want of leisure (as Plato would have it), he was apprehensive the work would be too much for him, and therefore did not go through with it. These verses are a proof that business was not the hinderance:
“‘I grow in learning as I grow in age.’
And again:
“‘Wine, wit, and beauty still their charms bestow, Light all the shades of life, and cheer us as we go.’
“Plato, ambitious to cultivate and adorn the subject of the Atlantic Island, as a delightful spot in some fair field unoccupied, to which also he had some claim by reason of his being related to Solon, laid out magnificent courts and enclosures, and erected a grand entrance to it, such as no other story, fable, or Poem ever had. But, as he began it late, he ended his life before the work, so that the more the reader is delighted with the part that is written, the more regret he has to find it unfinished.”
There can be no question that Solon visited Egypt. The causes of his departure from Athens, for a period of ten years, are fully explained by Plutarch. He dwelt, he tells us,
“On the Canopian shore, by Nile’s deep mouth.”
There he conversed upon points of philosophy and history with the most learned of the Egyptian priests. He was a man of extraordinary force and penetration of mind, as his laws and his sayings, which have been preserved to us, testify. There is no improbability in the statement that he commenced in verse a history and description of Atlantis, which he left unfinished at his death; and it requires no great stretch of the imagination to believe that this manuscript reached the hands of his successor and descendant, Plato; a scholar, thinker, and historian like himself, and, like himself, one of the profoundest minds of the ancient world.
The Egyptian priest had said to Solon, “You have no antiquity of history, and no history of antiquity;” and Solon doubtless realized fully the vast importance of a record which carried human history back, not only thousands of years before the era of Greek civilization, but many thousands of years before even the establishment of the kingdom of Egypt; and he was anxious to preserve for his half-civilized countrymen this inestimable record of the past.
Plato’s city of Atlantis
Excerpt from “Critias”
by Plato
c.428 – c.347 BC
Critias: Then listen, Socrates, to a strange tale, which is, however, certainly true, as Solon, who was the wisest of the seven sages, declared. He was a relative and great friend of my great-grandfather, Dropidas, as he himself says in several of his poems; and Dropidas told Critias, my grandfather, who remembered, and told us, that there were of old great and marvelous actions of the Athenians, which have passed into oblivion through time and the destruction of the human race and one in particular, which was the greatest of them all, the recital of which will be a suitable testimony of our gratitude to you….
Socrates: Very good; and what is this ancient famous action of which Critias spoke, not as a mere legend, but as a veritable action of the Athenian State, which Solon recounted!
Critias: I will tell an old-world story which I heard from an aged man; for Critias (the elder) was, as he said, at that time nearly ninety years of age, and I was about ten years of age. Now the day was that day of the Apaturia which is called the registration of youth; at which, according to custom, our parents gave prizes for recitations, and the poems of several poets were recited by us boys, and many of us sung the poems of Solon, which were new at the time.
One of our tribe, either because this was his real opinion, or because he thought that he would please Critias, said that, in his judgment, Solon was not only the wisest of men but the noblest of poets.
The old man, I well remember, brightened up at this, and said, smiling: “Yes, Amynander, if Solon had only, like other poets, made poetry the business of his life, and had completed the tale which he brought with him from Egypt, and had not been compelled, by reason of the factions and troubles which he found stirring in this country when he came home, to attend to other matters, in my opinion he would have been as famous as Homer, or Hesiod, or any poet.”
“And what was that poem about, Critias?” said the person who addressed him.
“About the greatest action which the Athenians ever did, and which ought to have been most famous, but which, through the lapse of time and the destruction of the actors, has not come down to us.”
“Tell us,” said the other, “the whole story, and how and from whom Solon heard this veritable tradition.”
He replied: “At the head of the Egyptian Delta, where the river Nile divides, there is a certain district which is called the district of Sais, and the great city of the district is also called Sais, and is the city from which Amasis the king was sprung. And the citizens have a deity who is their foundress: she is called in the Egyptian tongue Neith, which is asserted by them to be the same whom the Hellenes called Athene (Athena).
Now, the citizens of this city are great lovers of the Athenians, and say that they are in some way related to them. Thither came Solon, who was received by them with great honor; and he asked the priests, who were most skilful in such matters, about antiquity, and made the discovery that neither he nor any other Hellene knew anything worth mentioning about the times of old.
On one occasion, when he was drawing them on to speak of antiquity, he began to tell about the most ancient things in our part of the world–about Phoroneus, who is called ‘the first,’ and about Niobe; and, after the Deluge, to tell of the lives of Deucalion and Pyrrha; and he traced the genealogy of their descendants, and attempted to reckon how many years old were the events of which he was speaking, and to give the dates.
Thereupon, one of the priests, who was of very great age; said, ‘O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are but children, and there is never an old man who is an Hellene.’
Solon, hearing this, said, ‘What do you mean?’
‘I mean to say,’ he replied, ‘that in mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science which is hoary with age. And I will tell you the reason of this: there have been, and there will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes.
There is a story which even you have preserved, that once upon a time Phaethon, the son of Helios, having yoked the steeds in his father’s chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of his father, burnt up all that was upon the earth, and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt. Now, this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving around the earth and in the heavens, and a great conflagration of things upon the earth recurring at long intervals of time: when this happens, those who live upon the mountains and in dry and lofty places are more liable to destruction than those who dwell by rivers or on the sea-shore; and from this calamity the Nile, who is our never-failing savior, saves and delivers us.
When, on the other hand, the gods purge the earth with a deluge of water, among you herdsmen and shepherds on the mountains are the survivors, whereas those of you who live in cities are carried by the rivers into the sea; but in this country neither at that time nor at any other does the water come from above on the fields, having always a tendency to come up from below, for which reason the things preserved here are said to be the oldest.
The fact is, that wherever the extremity of winter frost or of summer sun does not prevent, the human race is always increasing at times, and at other times diminishing in numbers. And whatever happened either in your country or in ours, or in any other region of which we are informed–if any action which is noble or great, or in any other way remarkable has taken place, all that has been written down of old, and is preserved in our temples; whereas you and other nations are just being provided with letters and the other things which States require; and then, at the usual period, the stream from heaven descends like a pestilence, and leaves only those of you who are destitute of letters and education; and thus you have to begin all over again as children, and know nothing of what happened in ancient times, either among us or among yourselves.
As for those genealogies of yours which you have recounted to us, Solon, they are no better than the tales of children; for, in the first place, you remember one deluge only, whereas there were many of them; and, in the next place, you do not know that there dwelt in your land the fairest and noblest race of men which ever lived, of whom you and your whole city are but a seed or remnant. And this was unknown to you, because for many generations the survivors of that destruction died and made no sign.
For there was a time, Solon, before that great deluge of all, when the city which now is Athens was first in war, and was preeminent for the excellence of her laws, and is said to have performed the noblest deeds, and to have had the fairest constitution of any of which tradition tells, under the face of heaven.’
Solon marveled at this, and earnestly requested the priest to inform him exactly and in order about these former citizens.
‘You are welcome to hear about them, Solon,’ said the priest, ‘both for your own sake and for that of the city; and, above all, for the sake of the goddess who is the common patron and protector and educator of both our cities. She founded your city a thousand years before ours, receiving from the Earth and Hephaestus the seed of your race, and then she founded ours, the constitution of which is set down in our sacred registers as 8000 years old.
As touching the citizens of 9000 years ago, I will briefly inform you of their laws and of the noblest of their actions; and the exact particulars of the whole we will hereafter go through at our leisure in the sacred registers themselves. If you compare these very laws with your own, you will find that many of ours are the counterpart of yours, as they were in the olden time.
In the first place, there is the caste of priests, which is separated from all the others; next there are the artificers, who exercise their several crafts by themselves, and without admixture of any other; and also there is the class of shepherds and that of hunters, as well as that of husbandmen; and you will observe, too, that the warriors in Egypt are separated from all the other classes, and are commanded by the law only to engage in war; moreover, the weapons with which they are equipped are shields and spears, and this the goddess taught first among you, and then in Asiatic countries, and we among the Asiatics first adopted.
“‘Then, as to wisdom, do you observe what care the law took from the very first, searching out and comprehending the whole order of things down to prophecy and medicine, the latter with a view to health; and out of these divine elements drawing what was needful for human life, and adding every sort of knowledge which was connected with them.
All this order and arrangement the goddess first imparted to you when establishing your city; and she chose the spot of earth in which you were born, because she saw that the happy temperament of the seasons in that land would produce the wisest of men. Wherefore the goddess, who was a lover both of war and of wisdom, selected, and first of all settled that spot which was the most likely to produce men likest herself. And there you dwelt, having such laws as these and still better ones, and excelled all mankind in all virtue, as became the children and disciples of the gods.
Many great and wonderful deeds are recorded of your State in our histories; but one of them exceeds all the rest in greatness and valor; for these histories tell of a mighty power which was aggressing wantonly against the whole of Europe and Asia, and to which your city put an end.
This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and there was an island situated in front of the straits which you call the Columns of Heracles (the Strait of Gibraltar, known as the Pillars of Hercules): the island was larger than Libya and Asia (Turkey) put together, and was the way to other islands, and from the islands you might pass through the whole of the opposite continent which surrounded the true ocean; for this sea which is within the Straits of Heracles is only a harbor, having a narrow entrance, but that other is a real sea, and the surrounding land may be most truly called a continent.
Now, in the island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire, which had rule over the whole island and several others, as well as over parts of the continent; and, besides these, they subjected the parts of Libya within the Columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia (Italy).
The vast power thus gathered into one, endeavored to subdue at one blow our country and yours, and the whole of the land which was within the straits; and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind; for she was the first in courage and military skill, and was the leader of the Hellenes.
And when the rest fell off from her, being compelled to stand alone, after having undergone the very extremity of danger, she defeated and triumphed over the invaders, and preserved from slavery those who were not yet subjected, and freely liberated all the others who dwelt within the limits of Heracles.
But afterward there occurred violent earthquakes and floods, and in a single day and night of rain all your warlike men in a body sunk into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared, and was sunk beneath the sea.
And that is the reason why the sea in those parts is impassable and impenetrable, because there is such a quantity of shallow mud in the way; and this was caused by the subsidence of the island.'[end excerpt]

Excerpt from “Timaeus”
by Plato
428 – 347 BC

reprinted from “The Antediluvian World” by Ignatius Donnelly
“But in addition to the gods whom you have mentioned, I would specially invoke Mnemosyne; for all the important part of what I have to tell is dependent on her favor, and if I can recollect and recite enough of what was said by the priests, and brought hither by Solon, I doubt not that I shall satisfy the requirements of this theatre. To that task, then, I will at once address myself.
“Let me begin by observing, first of all, that nine thousand was the sum of years which had elapsed since the war which was said to have taken place between all those who dwelt outside the Pillars of Heracles and those who dwelt within them: this war I am now to describe.
Of the combatants on the one side the city of Athens was reported to have been the ruler, and to have directed the contest; the combatants on the other side were led by the kings of the islands of Atlantis, which, as I was saying, once had an extent greater than that of Libya and Asia (Turkey); and, when afterward sunk by an earthquake, became an impassable barrier of mud to voyagers sailing from hence to the ocean.
The progress of the history will unfold the various tribes of barbarians and Hellenes which then existed, as they successively appear on the scene; but I must begin by describing, first of all, the Athenians as they were in that day, and their enemies who fought with them; and I shall have to tell of the power and form of government of both of them. Let us give the precedence to Athens. . . .(omitted?)
“Many great deluges have taken place during the nine thousand years, for that is the number of years which have elapsed since the time of which I am speaking; and in all the ages and changes of things there has never been any sediment of the earth flowing down from the mountains, as in other places, which is worth speaking of.
It has always been carried round in a circle, and disappeared in the depths below. The consequence is that, in comparison of what then was, there are remaining in small islets only the bones of the wasted body, as they may be called, all the richer and softer parts of the soil having fallen away, and the mere skeleton of the country being left. . . .
“And next, if I have not forgotten what I heard when I was a child, I will impart to you the character and origin of their adversaries (the Atlanteans); for friends should not keep their stories to themselves, but have them in common. Yet, before proceeding farther in the narrative, I ought to warn you that you must not be surprised if you should hear Hellenic names given to foreigners.
I will tell you the reason of this: Solon, who was intending to use the tale for his poem, made an investigation into the meaning of the names, and found that the early Egyptians, in writing them down, had translated them into their own language, and he recovered the meaning of the several names and retranslated them, and copied them out again in our language. My great-grandfather, Dropidas, had the original writing, which is still in my possession, and was carefully studied by me when I was a child. Therefore, if you hear names such as are used in this country, you must not be surprised, for I have told you the reason of them.
Plato’s city of Atlantis
“The tale, which was of great length, began as follows: I have before remarked, in speaking of the allotments of the gods, that they distributed the whole earth into portions differing in extent, and made themselves temples and sacrifices. And Poseidon, receiving for his lot the island of Atlantis, begat children by a mortal woman, and settled them in a part of the island which I will proceed to describe.
On the side toward the sea, and in the center of the whole island, there was a plain which is said to have been the fairest of all plains, and very fertile. Near the plain again, and also in the center of the island, at a distance of about fifty stadia (one stadia=606 feet), there was a mountain, not very high on any side.
In this mountain there dwelt one of the earth-born primeval men of that country, whose name was Evenor, and he had a wife named Leucippe, and they had an only daughter, who was named Cleito. The maiden was growing up to womanhood when her father and mother died.
Poseidon fell in love with her, and had intercourse with her; and, breaking the ground, enclosed the hill in which she dwelt all round, making alternate zones of sea and land, larger and smaller, encircling one another; there were two of land and three of water, which he turned as with a lathe out of the center of the island, equidistant every way, so that no man could get to the island, for ships and voyages were not yet heard of.
He himself, as he was a god, found no difficulty in making special arrangements for the center island, bringing two streams of water under the earth, which he caused to ascend as springs, one of warm water and the other of cold, and making every variety of food to spring up abundantly in the earth.
He also begat and brought up five pairs of male children, dividing the island of Atlantis into ten portions: he gave to the first-born of the eldest pair his mother’s dwelling and the surrounding allotment, which was the largest and best, and made him king over the rest; the others he made princes, and gave them rule over many men and a large territory.
And he named them all: the eldest, who was king, he named Atlas, and from him the whole island and the ocean received the name of Atlantic. To his twin-brother, who was born after him, and obtained as his lot the extremity of the island toward the Pillars of Heracles, as far as the country which is still called the region of Gades in that part of the world, he gave the name which in the Hellenic language is Eumelus, in the language of the country which is named after him, Gadeirus.
Of the second pair of twins, he called one Ampheres and the other Evaemon. To the third pair of twins he gave the name Mneseus to the elder, and Autochthon to the one who followed him. Of the fourth pair of twins he called the elder Elasippus and the younger Mestor, And of the fifth pair be gave to the elder the name of Azaes, and to the younger Diaprepes.
All these and their descendants were the inhabitants and rulers of divers islands in the open sea; and also, as has been already said, they held sway in the other direction over the country within the Pillars as far as Egypt and Tyrrhenia (Italy).
Now Atlas had a numerous and honorable family, and his eldest branch always retained the kingdom, which the eldest son handed on to his eldest for many generations; and they had such an amount of wealth as was never before possessed by kings and potentates, and is not likely ever to be again, and they were furnished with everything which they could have, both in city and country. For, because of the greatness of their empire, many things were brought to them from foreign countries, and the island itself provided much of what was required by them for the uses of life.
In the first place, they dug out of the earth whatever was to be found there, mineral as well as metal, and that which is now only a name, and was then something more than a name — orichalcum — was dug out of the earth in many parts of the island, and, with the exception of gold, was esteemed the most precious of metals among the men of those days.
There was an abundance of wood for carpenters’ work, and sufficient maintenance for tame and wild animals. Moreover, there were a great number of elephants in the island, and there was provision for animals of every kind, both for those which live in lakes and marshes and rivers, and also for those which live in mountains and on plains, and therefore for the animal which is the largest and most voracious of them.
Also, whatever fragrant things there are in the earth, whether roots, or herbage, or woods, or distilling drops of flowers or fruits, grew and thrived in that land; and again, the cultivated fruit of the earth, both the dry edible fruit and other species of food, which we call by the general name of legumes, and the fruits having a hard rind, affording drinks, and meats, and ointments, and good store of chestnuts and the like, which may be used to play with, and are fruits which spoil with keeping–and the pleasant kinds of dessert which console us after dinner, when we are full and tired of eating–all these that sacred island lying beneath the sun brought forth fair and wondrous in infinite abundance.
All these things they received from the earth, and they employed themselves in constructing their temples, and palaces, and harbors, and docks; and they arranged the whole country in the following manner: First of all they bridged over the zones of sea which surrounded the ancient metropolis, and made a passage into and out of the royal palace; they began to build the palace and then the habitation of the god and of their ancestors. This they continued to ornament in successive generations, every king surpassing the one who came before him to the utmost of his power, until they made the building a marvel to behold for size and for beauty.
And, beginning from the sea, they dug a canal three hundred feet in width and one hundred feet in depth, and fifty stadia in length, which they carried through to the outermost zone, making a passage from the sea up to this, which became a harbor, and leaving an opening sufficient to enable the largest vessels to find ingress. Moreover, they divided the zones of land which parted the zones of sea, constructing bridges of such a width as would leave a passage for a single trireme to pass out of one into another, and roofed them over; and there was a way underneath for the ships, for the banks of the zones were raised considerably above the water.
Now the largest of the zones into which a passage was cut from the sea was three stadia in breadth, and the zone of land which came next of equal breadth; but the next two, as well the zone of water as of land, were two stadia, and the one which surrounded the central island was a stadium only in width. The island in which the palace was situated had a diameter of five stadia.
This, and the zones and the bridge, which was the sixth part of a stadium in width, they surrounded by a stone wall, on either side placing towers, and gates on the bridges where the sea passed in. The stone which was used in the work they quarried from underneath the center island and from underneath the zones, on the outer as well as the inner side. One kind of stone was white, another black, and a third red; and, as they quarried, they at the same time hollowed out docks double within, having roofs formed out of the native rock. Some of their buildings were simple, but in others they put together different stones, which they intermingled for the sake of ornament, to be a natural source of delight.
The entire circuit of the wall which went round the outermost one they covered with a coating of brass, and the circuit of the next wall they coated with tin, and the third, which encompassed the citadel flashed with the red light of orichalcum.
The palaces in the interior of the citadel were constructed in this wise: In the center was a holy temple dedicated to Cleito and Poseidon, which remained inaccessible, and was surrounded by an enclosure of gold; this was the spot in which they originally begat the race of the ten princes, and thither they annually brought the fruits of the earth in their season from all the ten portions, and performed sacrifices to each of them. Here, too, was Poiseidon’s own temple, of a stadium in length and half a stadium in width, and of a proportionate height, having a sort of barbaric splendor.
All the outside of the temple, with the exception of the pinnacles, they covered with silver, and the pinnacles with gold. In the interior of the temple the roof was of ivory, adorned everywhere with gold and silver and orichalcum; all the other parts of the walls and pillars and floor they lined with orichalcum. In the temple they placed statues of gold: there was the god himself standing in a chariot–the charioteer of six winged horses–and of such a size that he touched the roof of the building with his head; around him there were a hundred Nereids riding on dolphins, for such was thought to be the number of them in that day.
There were also in the interior of the temple other images which had been dedicated by private individuals. And around the temple on the outside were placed statues of gold of all the ten kings and of their wives; and there were many other great offerings, both of kings and of private individuals, coming both from the city itself and the foreign cities over which they held sway. There was an altar, too, which in size and workmanship corresponded to the rest of the work, and there were palaces in like manner which answered to the greatness of the kingdom and the glory of the temple.
“In the next place, they used fountains both of cold and hot springs; these were very abundant, and both kinds wonderfully adapted to use by reason of the sweetness and excellence of their waters. They constructed buildings about them, and planted suitable trees; also cisterns, some open to the heaven, other which they roofed over, to be used in winter as warm baths, there were the king’s baths, and the baths of private persons, which were kept apart; also separate baths for women, and others again for horses and cattle, and to them they gave as much adornment as was suitable for them.
The water which ran off they carried, some to the grove of Poseidon, where were growing all manner of trees of wonderful height and beauty, owing to the excellence of the soil; the remainder was conveyed by aqueducts which passed over the bridges to the outer circles: and there were many temples built and dedicated to many gods; also gardens and places of exercise, some for men, and some set apart for horses, in both of the two islands formed by the zones; and in the centre of the larger of the two there was a race-course of a stadium in width, and in length allowed to extend all round the island, for horses to race in.
Also there were guard-houses at intervals for the body-guard, the more trusted of whom had their duties appointed to them in the lesser zone, which was nearer the Acropolis; while the most trusted of all had houses given them within the citadel, and about the persons of the kings. The docks were full of triremes and naval stores, and all things were quite ready for use.
Enough of the plan of the royal palace. Crossing the outer harbors, which were three in number, you would come to a wall which began at the sea and went all round: this was everywhere distant fifty stadia from the largest zone and harbor, and enclosed the whole, meeting at the mouth of the channel toward the sea. The entire area was densely crowded with habitations; and the canal and the largest of the harbors were full of vessels and merchants coming from all parts, who, from their numbers, kept up a multitudinous sound of human voices and din of all sorts night and day.
I have repeated his descriptions of the city and the parts about the ancient palace nearly as he gave them, and now I must endeavor to describe the nature and arrangement of the rest of the country. The whole country was described as being very lofty and precipitous on the side of the sea, but the country immediately about and surrounding the city was a level plain, itself surrounded by mountains which descended toward the sea; it was smooth and even, but of an oblong shape, extending in one direction three thousand stadia, and going up the country from the sea through the centre of the island two thousand stadia; the whole region of the island lies toward the south, and is sheltered from the north.
The surrounding mountains he celebrated for their number and size and beauty, in which they exceeded all that are now to be seen anywhere; having in them also many wealthy inhabited villages, and rivers and lakes, and meadows supplying food enough for every animal, wild or tame, and wood of various sorts, abundant for every kind of work.
I will now describe the plain, which had been cultivated during many ages by many generations of kings. It was rectangular, and for the most part straight and oblong; and what it wanted of the straight line followed the line of the circular ditch.
The depth and width and length of this ditch were incredible and gave the impression that such a work, in addition to so many other works, could hardly have been wrought by the hand of man. But I must say what I have heard. It was excavated to the depth of a hundred feet, and its breadth was a stadium everywhere; it was carried round the whole of the plain, and was ten thousand stadia in length.
It received the streams which came down from the mountains, and winding round the plain, and touching the city at various points, was there let off into the sea. From above, likewise, straight canals of a hundred feet in width were cut in the plain, and again let off into the ditch, toward the sea; these canals were at intervals of a hundred stadia, and by them they brought down the wood from the mountains to the city, and conveyed the fruits of the earth in ships, cutting transverse passages from one canal into another, and to the city.
Twice in the year they gathered the fruits of the earth–in winter having the benefit of the rains, and in summer introducing the water of the canals. As to the population, each of the lots in the plain had an appointed chief of men who were fit for military service, and the size of the lot was to be a square of ten stadia each way, and the total number of all the lots was sixty thousand.
“And of the inhabitants of the mountains and of the rest of the country there was also a vast multitude having leaders, to whom they were assigned according to their dwellings and villages. The leader was required to furnish for the war the sixth portion of a war-chariot, so as to make up a total of ten thousand chariots; also two horses and riders upon them, and a light chariot without a seat, accompanied by a fighting man on foot carrying a small shield, and having a charioteer mounted to guide the horses; also, he was bound to furnish two heavy-armed men, two archers, two slingers, three stone-shooters, and three javelin men, who were skirmishers, and four sailors to make up a complement of twelve hundred ships.
Such was the order of war in the royal city–that of the other nine governments was different in each of them, and would be wearisome to narrate. As to offices and honors, the following was the arrangement from the first: Each of the ten kings, in his own division and in his own city, had the absolute control of the citizens, and in many cases of the laws, punishing and slaying whomsoever he would.
“Now the relations of their governments to one another were regulated by the injunctions of Poseidon as the law had handed them down. These were inscribed by the first men on a column of orichalcum, which was situated in the middle of the island, at the temple of Poseidon, whither the people were gathered together every fifth and sixth years alternately, thus giving equal honor to the odd and to the even number.
And when they were gathered together they consulted about public affairs, and inquired if any one had transgressed in anything, and passed judgment on him accordingly–and before they passed judgment they gave their pledges to one another in this wise:
There were bulls who had the range of the temple of Poseidon; and the ten who were left alone in the temple, after they had offered prayers to the gods that they might take the sacrifices which were acceptable to them, hunted the bulls without weapons, but with staves and nooses; and the bull which they caught they led up to the column; the victim was then struck on the head by them, and slain over the sacred inscription.
Now on the column, besides the law, there was inscribed an oath invoking mighty curses on the disobedient. When, therefore, after offering sacrifice according to their customs, they had burnt the limbs of the bull, they mingled a cup and cast in a clot of blood for each of them; the rest of the victim they took to the fire, after having made a purification of the column all round.
Then they drew from the cup in golden vessels, and, pouring a libation on the fire, they swore that they would judge according to the laws on the column, and would punish any one who had previously transgressed, and that for the future they would not, if they could help, transgress any of the inscriptions, and would not command or obey any ruler who commanded them to act otherwise than according to the laws of their father Poseidon.
This was the prayer which each of them offered up for himself and for his family, at the same time drinking, and dedicating the vessel in the temple of the god; and, after spending some necessary time at supper, when darkness came on and the fire about the sacrifice was cool, all of them put on most beautiful azure robes, and, sitting on the ground at night near the embers of the sacrifices on which they had sworn, and extinguishing all the fire about the temple, they received and gave judgment, if any of them had any accusation to bring against any one; and, when they had given judgment, at daybreak they wrote down their sentences on a golden tablet, and deposited them as memorials with their robes.
There were many special laws which the several kings had inscribed about the temples, but the most important was the following: That they were not to take up arms against one another, and they were all to come to the rescue if any one in any city attempted to over throw the royal house. Like their ancestors, they were to deliberate in common about war and other matters, giving the supremacy to the family of Atlas; and the king was not to have the power of life and death over any of his kinsmen, unless he had the assent of the majority of the ten kings.
“Such was the vast power which the god settled in the lost island of Atlantis; and this he afterward directed against our land on the following pretext, as traditions tell: For many generations, as long as the divine nature lasted in them, they were obedient to the laws, and well-affectioned toward the gods, who were their kinsmen; for they possessed true and in every way great spirits, practicing gentleness and wisdom in the various chances of life, and in their intercourse with one another.
They despised everything but virtue, not caring for their present state of life, and thinking lightly on the possession of gold and other property, which seemed only a burden to them; neither were they intoxicated by luxury; nor did wealth deprive them of their self-control; but they were sober, and saw clearly that all these goods are increased by virtuous friendship with one another, and that by excessive zeal for them, and honor of them, the good of them is lost, and friendship perishes with them.
“By such reflections, and by the continuance in them of a divine nature, all that which we have described waxed and increased in them; but when this divine portion began to fade away in them, and became diluted too often, and with too much of the mortal admixture, and the human nature got the upper-hand, then, they being unable to bear their fortune, became unseemly.
To him who had an eye to see, they began to appear base, and had lost the fairest of their precious gifts; but to those who had no eye to see the true happiness, they still appeared glorious and blessed at the very time when they were filled with unrighteous avarice and power.
Zeus, the god of gods, who rules with law, and is able to see into such things, perceiving that an honorable race was in a most wretched state, and wanting to inflict punishment on them, that they might be chastened and improved, collected all the gods into his most holy habitation, which, being placed in the center of the world, sees all things that partake of generation. And when he had called them together he spake as follows:”
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Master or Slave – The Dither Switch

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An amazing world we live in.  We have so so much.  We are surrounded with many opportunities and technology.  Though we may look around and see poverty, disease, sadness, pain and despair, we can also look around and see wealth, health, joy, pleasure and hope.

With such a variety spread out on the table for the choosing, what becomes the deep meaning for such a wide diversity of circumstances and choices?
How do we make sense of the whirlwind of variety and how it applies to a singular simple meaning?  How is it that seemingly, some are granted what appears to be the perfect life while others are seemingly cursed with all manor of afflictions and oppression?
Is there a purpose for the inequality?  Is there any reasoning that can be applied to the perceived randomness of individual positions filled by the state of each individual human being?
How is it that when one takes a distant look at planet Earth, a conclusion can be reached that some play the roll of Slaves, while others play the roll of Master?
Is this what is really going on?
or
Is there something deeper and more profound?
Where is the turning point?  Where does that turning point become highly critical?  How can we grasp a better understanding of this turning point?  How can we find the foundation of why there even has to be a turning point.
The Dither Switch ……………………
What do I mean by “The Dither Switch”?
It is really quite simple.  Life itself is really quite simple and at the same time extremely complicated.  It depends on which side you are standing within reality as to how you perceive life.
Chaos versus Peace.
Internal versus External.
Who are you?  What are you?  What is your purpose of existing?  What is this time of mortal life really for?  Can the goal whatever it is, be achieved? …  and if it is achieved, will you know it?… if and when it happens?
From the day of your first breath, you begin a journey of wonder and awe.  Everything that comes your way seems so new and curious as if you were placed into a beautiful sand pile with every imaginable toy ever conceived.
Dew-WebThe morning dew that so gently dangles from a perfectly woven spider web.  The back light from a setting sun as the golden hour of light strikes the softly blown autumn leaves.  The curious and yet enchanting chirping of crickets on a calm summer night.  The magical fairy like dancing in the wind of a humming bird seeking life giving nectar.
The experiences seem endless as you are presented each new scenario while the clock softly ticks away bringing at an understandable pace, enlightenment of the world around you.
Though this ever wonder filled stream of information fills your mind with new things every day, a deeper secret lies beneath the surface of the water of life.
Some may live this life of wonder constantly taking in all that surrounds them and reaching further and further for knowledge and greater understanding as the world they live in seems to get bigger and bigger and their understanding of what they perceive grows.  Some even seem to find the world they live in to be inadequate in quenching their thirst for knowledge and they begin to look to the stars and imagine what lies beyond their own cage of protective atmosphere.  What would other new worlds have to offer?
Then, there are others who appear to be well grounded on planet Earth and find the knowledge they thirst after through technology as the information bar is lifted to new heights each and every day.  This never ending stream of information becomes so great that not one individual could assimilate it’s entire content if given multiple lifetimes.
Here is the miracle of technological information.  We stand at the precipice of a seeming endless river of knowledge free for the consuming and betterment of mankind.
Or do we?
Is the purpose of mankind to be an empty vessel needing to be filled with information and knowledge?  How much can one human consume in order to reach it’s fullest potential?  When does the mind reach a point of saturation that it no longer has room for any more reception?
Is reception of information the crowning glory of the ultimate achievement?  Is knowing the most information the defining position?  It has been said theInformation-Highway “Knowledge is Power”.  So is Power the ultimate destination? If so, is it true that knowledge is power?  and…, just what kind of power does it create?
If a human could ingest every bit of information that exists in one form or another on this planet, would they find that they had ascended to the ultimate position of power on this little rock so carefully positioned in this vast big universe?
Consider the difference between Knowledge and Wisdom.  Is there a difference?  Does it matter?
The human mind is wired to indulge in information.  Why?…  Simply, because it is a computer designed to take in information and process it.  It is a temporal device albeit biological, it is still a remarkable creation.
But is that truly the central core which makes up what we call life within this clay shell?  What controls the very thought process that steers the mind in the favorable directions it somehow magically chooses to go?
What is the key?
What lies at the heart of life?
What is the secret undiscovered truth that makes existence real and allows for the possibility of independent sentient beings?
Light.
Thinking Reasoning Light.
Though this might sound foreign to you, if you take some considerable time to meditate and search deep within your core, you will find that this will feel and ring true to you.
This concept is something that requires a paradigm shift in your thinking…  A serious paradigm shift.
Science for many years has viewed the beginning of this Universe and basically it’s very existence as a singular Big Bang Explosion that seemingly occurred from a zero point of origin and expanded in all directions to fill the immensity of space which represents the existence which we live in now.
However that scientific approach so narrowly concludes that all you see at present is all that exists.  It rarely takes into account a multi dimensional plane of existence already expressed as a reality due to the fact that our technological equipment which is based on this dimension has no real way of measuring any other dimensional plane and therefore the conclusion is that all that exists is only what you can detect.  Time has proven over the years that there is more to reality thanThe-Body-Limitationswhat can be physically detected.
Now with that old way of thinking also comes the thought process of limitations.  What do I mean by that?  Limitations put succinctly, focus on the fact that you are housed inside a body that cannot extend forever.  It has fingers and toes and limbs which have a limit to their length.  Your entire body has a limit as it does not physically extend any further than you can see.  Your ability to reach out and touch is limited by the distance you can extend yourself.  Even more evident is the fact that your brain is housed inside of a box albeit it round in shape and fitted with visual receptors, hear devices, and taste and smell sensors, it is still limited to being housed inside of a box.
With these obvious limitations, one is left to extrapolate that if the body is so limited and I am not able to levitate objects around me, I am not able to fly, I cannot read another’s mind and basically I have no real super powers that I am limited.  Since my body is limited and those around me in time seem to fade away and die and are no longer with me, therefore there must be an end to my existence and if there can be an end, then there can also be a beginning.
This is limited thinking self imposed by the very fact that you are operating in a limited dimension. This however does not mean that you are in whole, a part of a limited existence.  A dimensional slice of the pie is all that you are experiencing at the present moment and it is entirely impossible to determine if the slice you are experiencing is a mathematical prediction of what the entire pie’s nature is.
If you are able to slow down long enough and find peace within nature…  Allow complete peace to embrace your very being, think on this subject for a longer period of time, you would find the quick thoughts of impatience would normally spark and ask these simple questions…  “Is it possible that I came from nothing? Is it possible that I could have a destination and become nothing?”…  Now add a little more peace and patience and imagine yourself never existing…  Your very thought process will never allow you to reach that possibility as it will continually question that thought over and over again no matter how hard you try to consider the thought resolved.
This loop thought process occurs because the simple fact is…  That you have always existed.  This thought of existing forever is equally difficult to deal with because you are a limited physical being on the outside and it seems so easy for what you call “You” (referring to your physical manifestation) to be terminated and for a better word, “Extinguished” because all physical matter appears to be able to disappear or be changed into a different form.Light
The missing equation however, is that you are a multi dimensional being and your essence is energy with an always present ability to think and reason.  If you want to try and make visual sense of it then try to imagine millions of miles of empty black space and in the center of that black space is a flickering light that could almost be mistaken for a Firefly.  This little shimmering spec of light glows with brilliant colors as it changes from one thought pattern to another.
This is your core.  Your eternal core.  The very nature of existence.  Why do I say that?  Because when you understand what this simple little firefly like entity is, you will begin to understand how all life is, what it is today.  For now let’s not go too deep into that subject as it is already covered elsewhere in these pages.
Understand however, that this entity that is at the very core of who you are is pure energy with the unique ability of thinking and reasoning and this light with this capability is called an Intelligence.
There are countless Intelligences in the vast eternal never ending void of space which in fact is not actually a void at all.  Space is the natural home of all of the resources that make existence possible.  The space your are imagining is not exactly the space I am describing as the true vastness of space is multi dimensional and cannot all be seen while sojourning as a physical three dimensional being.  For simplicity sake, there is no need right now to start imagining what the multi dimensional space is like.  Science has been exploring quantum string theory and the ideas are smoothly beautiful in expressing greater depth in dimension of this breathing pulsating life we are so graced with.  Let it suffice right now that staring out into the darkness of night and imagining the starting point of existence as we know it as these shiny Intelligences.  This imagery experiement can be a resolving thought when attempting to truly understand limitless space and eternal life.
OceanBecause you are eternal and best of all a thinking and reasoning being capable of so much more than you can imagine right now, it is essential to understand that your energy dynamic is directly connect to the entire Universe and all life.  It is reminiscent of water droplets in the ocean which are atomically separate and yet one big whole.
You posses within you all of the secrets of the Universe.  Why then might you ask, am I not manifesting all of those secrets and solving the worlds problems right now.
To understand this you must first learn to understand the difference on an extremely mature mental level between atheism and creation.  If you choose to remain dis-observant and embrace atheism, you need not be here anyway.  On the other hand if you have any concept of a greater power with responsibilities of generating the life your are presently a part of, then read on.
We are mere travelers on a very long journey of discovery.  If all of the Universes secrets were given to us as we are entitled to and are a part of, then there would be no journey.  If there were no journey, there would be no need for time, though time is a created thing it still has a place in existence.  If there were no time, then there would be no expansion and if there were no expansion then all of life would become static and if all life were to become static, there would be no life.  If there were no life then all things would cease to exist.
The very nature of life is to expand continually and outwardly in all directions for ever.  We are a part of that expansion and the central event which was enacted by an Intelligence to unify the energy of all existence and bring all eternal entities to a high operational existence and…  all done through the power of thought.
Thought, when in complete control, is considered a unified field undisturbed by any chaotic external energy.  This very existence we are familiar with is here due to a perfect light thinking and reasoning entity, bringing about the unification of thought and light coalescing, into a much larger force.  This force, unifying all light or energy into one great purpose.
We are invited guests to this vast gigantic table of energy expansion, where we get to partake of the event as it progresses.
CreatorsWe are creators ourselves, endowed with every potential to create the same light wave of unifying generational forces as the original creator, yet as guests, the full understanding of how that is exactly possible can be dangerous if handed out like candy to uneducated wielders of power.
This whole process of life is focused on training core Intelligences to become compassionate, full of love and charity, kindness and understanding.  Many other traits will need to be acquired before the secret of energy unification is shared by one possessing more wisdom than we will ever acquire in a lifetime.
This life is a simple training ground, a stepping stone to a greater level of existence.
What is it then that we are trying to learn while the journey on Earth continues?
Information, knowledge and power can present themselves in various packages during this journey of distraction and chaos.
With so much opportunity, technology and so much information available for the taking…
Are we to become the Master or the Slave?
 
How do we know which one we are becoming?
 
It has been said to be in the world but not of the world…
 
If we continue to invest in the reception of what streams through the optical fibers of technology and fail to recognize that we are already an energy linked part of this Universe which has trillions of times more information and wisdom than any quantification of information this planet holds in it’s data archives and free floating exchanges, then we have failed to recognize what is required to become the Master.
If silence, peace, meditation, true personal one on one human face to face connections are allocated to a less important gravity, our ability to tap into our own inner creation power can become only a fading memory.  We may fail to recognize what is required to become a Master while quietly slipping without notice into a Slave state of existence.
There is an unspoken goal set out as if a treasure hunt.  This goal is the essence of perfection as it pertains to becoming one with all life surrounding us.  The sand pile is laced with exotic distractions and chaos.  They come in many colors, flavors and smells.  They beckon like a soothing shape shifter in the misty night with promises of safety, pleasure, power and intellect.  What they really are can best be described as a mirage that once destinated to, offers only empty nourishment to a soul capable of creating it’s own paradise.
The forms of chaos are many.  You can list your own as you recognize them.  They are however the often noticed things that have the louring fragrance into a world that is not real.  Addictions of chemical, virtual technology, greed based behavior, neglect of relationships and values that matter most, power manipulation of people places and things, ego base self ascensions, knowledge only acquisitions and so much more.  Each of these forms of chaos are not in and of themselves evil, yet, their capable polarization energies will no doubt serve to silence who you and we, really are.
FearA driving energy that can be tamed into a harmless whisper of wind is Fear.   Fear of hunger, Fear of death, Fear of poverty, Fear of loneliness, Fear of Ridicule, Fear of the loss of freedom and the list can go on and on and on.  Such driving energies can act as a catalystic igniter, driving one deeper and deeper into the distractive chaos that so plentifully offers relief from the fears of reality.
Only Peace can become the antidote for Fear and peace cannot be truly achieved without a conscious effort to deny chaos and distractions from your inner sanctuary…  The real you…  The one you may not even fully know or understand.  You cannot fight fear with force but instead must succumb to the worst scenario it has to offer.  Allow it to pass through you and around you knowing all the while it can never extinguish your eternal light.
It starts with quiet silence and the attempt to center oneself in what you might consider the now.  It is much more difficult then you may believe it to be.  Humans exist and survive on the accumulation of experience which within cosmic microseconds becomes the past.  Their desire to find a future filled with every golden dream and desire can become a fixation the left unchecked has a way of generating an unbalance capable of significant distortion to reality.
The past brings with it a certain security, in that it becomes a warning beacon to keep you in tune with a cautious approach to life itself.  The past also serves t halt progression if the ongoing journey fails to progress positively as it edges ever so close to the future.
To completely understand time and how it can be used to gracefully serve us on our journey, is to realize that it is only a tool being temporarily used to allow enough space to assimilate the lessons of life as we progress through an average of 60 to 100 years or so.  It is also an element which allows us to envision and become creators of unimaginable power.
Light-VortexThe true power comes when we finally harness the essence of “NOW” dispelling every thought of the past and the future with perfect control.  Hard to explain in words what this is actually like, but imagine the world around you as a whirling vortex of water and you are the energy which modulates every ripple in an ocean as large as the galaxy.  When you are in complete harmony with pure light and there is no deviation of the frequencies of your thought, all quantum energy around you can become one with your core essence and in complete unison from the center out, changing the environment around you by mere thought.
You only have so much time while on this Earth journey to determine what is real, what has true value, what is really important or to fall victim to a lifelong cage of chaotic distractions.
You are eternal.  This moment in time is here to teach to you the ability to stand firm with deep rooted value and stable energy that can bring light and truth to all creatures and mankind you come in contact with. The outcome of your journey can and will have an effect on the expansion as a whole in this light wave of existence throughout all time and beyond. You may not think there are such critical choices in front of you but as you learn to slow down and disconnect from the hive so easily generated by the social vortex, you will find your own vortex so much more capable of true wisdom and power as you learn to tap into the full essence of the Creator and become a Master yourself.  Your choice becomes a delicate dither as you switch from an information receiver to a wisdom creator.
MacJedi
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