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You Must Become Like a Child

You Must Become Like a Child*

By Steve Ashton

*This post was written by Steve back in April 29, 2006


We come into this world a “blank sheet of paper”. We have no preconceived ideas, thoughts, or feelings. We come into the world curious, ready to take in information like a sponge absorbs water. But unfortunately, due to our conditioning, we have been disconnected from our natural childlike state of curiosity and imagination and given an indoctrination. Not only through the school system, but in the religious system as well. Because of this, our ego has put up a wall for any beliefs that we hold near and dear when new information enters into our consciousness. This is called cognitive dissonance and it is an intellectual and spiritual disease. In this post, my friend Steve Ashton talks in-depth about this in regards to religious beliefs and the true message of Jesus Christ. Although I am not a Christian in the orthodox sense, I find many valuable words of wisdom in Jesus’s words and thus have a very high regard and a great deal of respect for him whether he truly existed in the physical world or was merely a fictional character portraying a moral lesson to humanity. To those with rigid beliefs, I ask you to do one of two things. If you decide to look into this information, set your beliefs to the side for now as you read because your ego will reject this information as it will oppose what you believe at the moment. If your beliefs are way too strong to take in the information, please pass on it. This is for those who are interested in the Truth not those who want assurances that their beliefs are true.

What exactly is “Becoming Like a Child”?

Matthew 18:3 – And (Jesus) said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:4 – Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

These are merely a few of the many times Jesus stressed the importance of “becoming as little children”. Christians cannot seem to grasp exactly what Jesus was harping on. In fact, Jesus harped on a lot of things Christians cannot seem to understand, but, let’s concentrate on one “misunderstanding” at a time.
Matthew 18 is a chapter of some very good information on how and why it was so important to “become as a child”. Verse 3 is important. Jesus always clues us in on important Truths by prefacing His message with the Word “Verily”. When Jesus said “verily”, or “verily, verily”, it is His way of letting us know that this was something that He “unquestionably” said. It is Providence’s way of telling us to “listen up”, because this is absolutely True, and very important. Contrary to popular “false belief”, the Bible was written by men, and not everything contained in the Old or New Testament was written or inspired by our Creator, infallible, inerrant with no contradictions. This notion of Biblical inerrancy and infallibilty is one of the most damaging doctrines ever concocted by man. Fundamentalists start screaming “blasphemy” if you like, and I will calmly illustrate how your own Bible tells you that this notion is completely bogus, and very dangerous. I will address fundamentalist ideology, as well as Luther’s doctrine of “Sola Scriptura” in great detail in a coming post. For now, all those reading this and condemning me for disagreeing with your “programmed” belief system, simply grab your Bible, wipe the dust off, and turn to Ezekiel 13. Read it, and if you cannot figure out why the LORD was so pissed at all the “prophets who prophesied in Israel”, then you are either blind or ignorant, or both. If you have ears and eyes, you will clearly see that some information in the Bible is simply not True, and that is not me saying this, it was none other than Yahweh, aka Jehovah. Man put words in His/Her mouth, and since men never learn or listen, they also put words in Jesus’ mouth as well. I’m getting off subject, so enough on that subject for now.
Look at Matt 18:3. Jesus says, and I will paraphrase, “TRULY I am telling you, unless you convert (transform, change), and become as little children, you may as well forget about entering into the kingdom of heaven”. Many times in the Bible, there are certain little “Words” that provide important clues, but, they are almost always either overlooked totally, or they are misinterpreted completely. The Word here is “converted”. Converted to what? A Christian? Converted Christians are told that they are now “children of God” because they have undergone the standard traditional rituals required for conversion. All Christians know the drill, so I won’t detail the process. Because, this is not what this verse is telling you.
Converting to a religion is the process of “gaining” a label, and “gaining” a set of rituals, doctrines, dogma, and a fairly standardized set of beliefs, depending on the denomination. Jesus spoke of another “conversion”. The process of converting (transforming), and becoming “as a little child” is not a process of gain. It is the process of loss. Rather than gaining a certain set of beliefs, it involves forgetting about the ones you already have. One does not “fill the mind” to become as a child, one has to “empty the mind” of every learned belief accumulated throughout his or her life. A little child has not formed or been programmed with a belief structure. A little child comes into the world with his or her “house cleaned and swept in order”. His or her mind is completely empty of false teachings, and has not yet developed an “ego”. The process of converting and becoming as a child must begin by first letting go of the ego. Letting all learned beliefs go, and literally “emptying, and sweeping out the house called the “mind”. One literally has to forget everything he or she has ever learned, and completely emptying out forged beliefs. I cannot stress this enough. Jesus further stresses this point when He spoke of the new wine and wineskin. He makes it clear that one cannot pour “new wine into old wineskins, or the wineskin bursts”. Likewise, “one cannot pour old wine into new wineskins, or the wine becomes bitter”. “New wine (spiritual knowledge) absolutely requires a new wineskin” (an empty mind). There is no other way to become “as a child” but to become an “empty vessel”, willing to discard all beliefs, and starting all over just like a “little child”.
Christians are always so quick to condemn “eastern philosophy” as being unscriptural, and even demonize eastern religions. This is vanity and ignorance. They fail to realize that the one they call Jesus Christ was extremely influenced by eastern philosophy, particularly the teachings of a Chinese sage named Lao Tsi. Hundreds of years before Christ, Lao Tsi wrote something called the “Book of Tao”. As he neared the end of his life, his followers literally begged him to write down and record some of his teachings. So, he penned a little scroll of 81 verses, and this is the “Book of Tao”. This is very significant in the sense that the word “Tao” is literally translated to English as “The Way”. Jesus did not lead a movement called “Christianity”. His movement was called “The Way”. He referred to Himself as “The Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one gets to the Father except by Him. He did not say “by My authority”, He said “by Me”, as in by knowing “the Way”, “the Truth”, and by becoming “resurrected into the Life”. He did not teach His discpiples (us) to become “Christians”. He clealy taught them (us) to “become Christs” ourselves. Truly I say to you, that a man following the “broad way” becomes a Christian. The “few” who follow the “narrow Way” become Christs. Those with ears had better hear. Because the narrow way is actually quite broad, but men love shorcuts, and literally ignore half their brain.
So, what does Lao Tsi and Taoism have to do with Jesus telling us we absolutely must “become as a little child”? Allow me to share a few verses of the Book of Tao to illustrate that Jesus was teaching this little-know eastern philosophy, however, He illustrated the concept of the Way in symbolic riddles that were meant to relay Truth in a way that most men would be unable to comprehend. I’ll address the reason in another blog. Let’s take a look at the Tao, and I will share the similarities and hopefully better illustrate the concept of “becoming as a little child”.
Tao Te Ching (Book of Tao)
Verse 10:
Pacifying the agitated material soul and holding to oneness: Are you able to avoid separation? Focusing your energy on the release of tension: Can you be like an infant? In purifying your insight: Can you un-obstruct it?
The point Lao Tsi is making here can be compared to several of Jesus’ teachings.
1. Jesus spoke of becoming “one with the Spirit”, He taught us that we must not be a “kingdom divided”, although He knew very well that His message would be distorted by man, and further “divide and separate the “material soul”. He taught, albeit very subtly, the Taoist philosophy of “yin yang”. Yin Yang involves a balancing of “polar opposites”. The Tao and other eastern teachings stress the importance of this concept of a “unified Spirit”, and not “agitating the human soul” by thinking in terms of separateness. Western “religion” has caused the “agitation of man’s soul” by the “separation” of polar opposites. The concept of “duality” of Spirit has caused man to believe that he is divided in Spirit by “opposing dual forces”. Good and evil are opposing and separate forces that are represented by the names “God” v the devil” that are warring for control of man’s soul. As if the Creator of our Universe would create a being almost as powerful as Them, and then have to fight this entity to the death! What Christians fail to realize, and eastern philosophy understands, is that good and evil are dependent on each other. Man cannot understand or appreciate the True “goodness” of Providence, without first thoroughly understanding the concept of evil. Without evil, there would be no good, and vice-versa. The Tao teaches us that we must not be caught up in the duality and regard good and evil as “polar opposites’. A master of the Tao understands this, and as a result does not see the good as good, nor the evil as evil. She centers herself, and realizes these concepts as simply, ‘the way things are’. She understands that polarities are not separate, but rather they co-exist, and are dependent on one another. Only when one can “avoid the separate, and dual nature of opposites”, then can one begin to focus on the “release of tension”. Dualities cause anxiety, embracing the Tao eliminates these anxieties by staying centered and not seeing the separateness of opposites, but accepting them as interdependent, and not separate “dualities”. The philosophy of Yin-Yang teaches that everything in existence depends on the interaction of opposites, and rather than struggle and oppose each other, the opposites compliment each other. Harmony is key in the relationship of polar opposites.
The problem with all this, however, is that once again we see evidence of bias toward man, as the positive (Yin) is masculine principle, and the negative (Yang) is the feminine principle. Here is another example of a religion or philosophy either treating woman as a subordinate creature, or associate woman with the concept of the negative, or the embodiment, or cause of evil in countless male-dominated religions. You can bet that I will deal with this issue very soon. Original sin in the Bible will reveal some interesting information that shatters the old myths concocted from the first few chapters of Genesis. Man has a bad habit of inventing names, genders, and attributes of the different gods he created. So, when men develop belief systems, which are actually developed for him by others and men end up obstinately defending beliefs that he made no effort to reasonably analyze, nor does man make any effort to look at his faith with a reasonable and objective mind. Man devotes less time researching matters that he is told affect his eternal existence, than he does researching the purchase of a new car!
What exactly then is meant by “one must become as a little child”? It is a process that does not involve gaining something, it involves losing things. Compare the mind to a computer. It is comparable to a hard drive. The hard drive (mind) collects and stores all kinds of information, some True, but, most of it is not. Sometimes virus’ will find their way into the hard drive, and the only alternative is to “crash’ the computer, which eliminates “all” the data stored in the hard drive. Becoming as a little child is exactly like crashing the hard drive of your brain. Discard and eliminate all beliefs, and all the information that has been “programmed” by the Scribes and Pharisees of the day. What does a little child know? Nothing. He or she has not developed any notions or beliefs. The child’s mind is free of all false teachings, and then the child begins to learn things as he grows. This is referred to as ‘the image of no-thing’, according to the Tao.
Christians claiming to be “born again”, do not properly understand what it actually means to be “born anew of the Spirit”. Why? Because, these Words of Jesus reflect his tendency to communicate many “eastern philosophies” through the use of allegories, riddles, and metaphors, commonly known as “parables”. All eastern teachings, as well the teachings of the Christ focus on one becoming an “empty vessel”, restoring the original mind to its “ego-less” root. The Tao refers to the mind being likened to an “uncarved block of wood”, and asks the question, “can you become like an infant in purifying your insight”? Lao Tsi also begs the question, “in purifying your instinct, can you unobstruct it”? Jesus said the very same thing, but, He used different metaphoric language. Jesus called this “empty vessel” of ego-lessness a “new wineskin”. A new wineskin does not come already “filled”. It is empty. Like the “empty vessel”, and the “uncarved block”, free of all clutter and programmed belief structures. Just like the mind of a “little child”. Free of the “dualities” created in our minds do to the evil creation of man of “polar opposing forces”. As for “unobstructing” the purification process of the mind, Jesus also dealt with this cleansing process with His usual style and flair. He simply tells us not to “pour old wine into new wineskins”, or “pour new wine into old wineskins”. “New wine requires a new wineskin”, and the new wineskin is symbolic for someone who has indeed “become like a little child”, and discarded the old wine and skin, and this is what one must do to be Truly ” born-again”. The old wine, and now the new wine Jesus offered have become the “obstructions” referred to in the Tao Te Ching. The Bible refers to these obstructions as “stumbling blocks”. The path to Christian “childhood” is inundated with these “obstructions”, and there is a very “narrow way” in order to sidestep these numerous obstructions. Children are very nimble, and have tiny little feet; but a full-grown adult has a hard time, and cannot manipulate their way so well. This is a very hard task made more difficult as most Christians are attempting to walk the narrow path while inebriated on all the mixed-up “old and new wine”!
The Truth is this: the only way to ever begin to “become as a little child” is to literally crash the hard drive of your mind. Learn humility, and lose the ego. You have to kill it. It is the “mountain” that must be removed, because it is impossible to Truly achieve the purpose of becoming a “single-minded little child”.
I will end by saying this. If you are not willing to totally discard everything you have ever been taught concerning matters of religion, then to claim yourself as a “born-again” Christian is the farthest thing from the Truth. To claim oneself as being “filled with the Holy Spirit” is inaccurate, and based on “false” teaching. The first thing the True Holy Spirit does for one willing, is to “empty” the vessel of the mind, sweeping it out, and putting it in order. Ready to then be fed like a “little child” with Truth. If you do not understand this, or agree, then you will never know that “Truth that sets you free”. Because, when the vessel of the mind/ego is filled with a mountain of lies, then you can go to church twice a day, everyday, and never acheive what you claim. And, Jesus makes it clear that God really prefers “little children”, and does not have regard for those who cling to false ideas based on ego, vanity, and pride. So, the end result is that you are literally “born again of the flesh”, and reap what you have sown based on the word Christians cannot accept and claim it to be a teaching of the devil. The Word is Karma. The problem with sweeping the house and putting it back in order is that without the knowledge and the love, there are supposedly seven spirits that re-infiltrate the mind, and the last state of that man is worse than the first, according to the bible. Is this true? I think the spirits of negativity will always come until man learns that truth that (finally) sets him free. As for reincarnation, we’ll discuss this “damnable doctrine” of transmigration of souls in detail soon.
Matthew 18 is a chapter of some very good information on how and why it was so important to “become as a child”. Verse 3 is important. Jesus always clues us in on important Truths by prefacing His message with the Word “Verily”. When Jesus said “verily”, or “verily, verily”, it is His way of letting us know that this was something that He “unquestionably” said. It is Providence’s way of telling us to “listen up”, because this is absolutely True, and very important. Contrary to popular “false belief”, the Bible was written by men, and not everything contained in the Old or New Testament was written or inspired by our Creator, infallible, inerrant with no contradictions. This notion of Biblical inerrancy and infallibility is one of the most damaging doctrines ever concocted by man. Fundamentalists start screaming “blasphemy” if you like, and I will calmly illustrate how your own Bible tells you that this notion is completely bogus, and very dangerous. I will address fundamentalist ideology, as well as Luther’s doctrine of “Sola Scriptura” in great detail in a coming post. For now, all those reading this and condemning me for disagreeing with your “programmed” belief system, simply grab your Bible, wipe the dust off, and turn to Ezekiel 13. Read it, and if you cannot figure out why the LORD was so pissed at all the “prophets who prophesied in Israel”, then you are either blind or ignorant, or both. If you have ears and eyes, you will clearly see that some information in the Bible is simply not True, and that is not me saying this, it was none other than Yahweh, aka Jehovah. Man put words in His/Her mouth, and since men never learn or listen, they also put words in Jesus’ mouth as well. I’m getting off subject, so enough on that subject for now.


Could the Four Blood Moons Represent the Four Horsemen?

It has been quite a while since I have written a post, but my intuition is telling me that I should get this one out A.S.A.P. In light of all the events that have been happening this year I found it necessary to share a possible connection that made a lot of sense to me. As we know there have been two blood moons so far: one back in April  and another one this month. Now stay with me because it’s about to get a bit surreal. After the first blood moon, a lot of fear hype was being peddled about ISIS. Then after the second blood moon this month, another hype was being pushed to the masses. This one being the Ebola scare. So you may be thinking what is my point. I may be wrong but it sure seems like these blood moons are starting a pattern for the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Bear with me for a second. ISIS sparked a fear about possible war coming. War is one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Then if that wasn’t enough, after the arrival of the second blood moon, the masses get oversaturated with ebola fear propaganda. If I’m right, the next two blood moons (One in April 2015 and the other on September 2015) will represent the remaining two horsemen of famine and death. My whole reason for even writing this post was certainly not to impress anyone, but to raise enough awareness to inspire people to take action. This is not the time to sit and wait for a savior or to power in fear. Action must be taken.


THEOSOPHIST. To the Doctrine of Atonement; I allude to that dangerous dogma in which you believe, and which teaches us that no matter how enormous our crimes against the laws of God and of man, we have but to believe in the self-sacrifice of Jesus for the salvation of mankind, and his blood will wash out every stain. It is twenty years that I preach against it, and I may now draw your attention to a paragraph from Isis Unveiled, written in 1875. This is what Christianity teaches, and what we combat: —

“God’s mercy is boundless and unfathomable. It is impossible to conceive of a human sin so damnable that the price paid in advance for the redemption of the sinner would not wipe it out if a thousandfold worse. And furthermore, it is never too late to repent. Though the offender wait until the last minute of the last hour of the last day of his mortal life, before his blanched lips utter the confession of faith, he may go to Paradise; the dying thief did it, and so may all others as vile. These are the assumptions of the Church, and of the Clergy; assumptions banged at the heads of your countrymen by England’s favourite preachers, right in the ‘light of the XIXth century,'” this most paradoxical age of all. Now to what does it lead?

ENQUIRER. Does it not make the Christian happier than the Buddhist or Brahmin?

THEOSOPHIST. No; not the educated man, at any rate, since the majority of these have long since virtually lost all belief in this cruel dogma. But it leads those who still believe in it more easily to the threshold of every conceivable crime, than any other I know of. Let me quote to you from Isis once more (vide Vol. II. pp. 542 and 543) —

“If we step outside the little circle of creed and consider the universe as a whole balanced by the exquisite adjustment of parts, how all sound logic, how the faintest glimmering sense of justice, revolts against this Vicarious Atonement! If the criminal sinned only against himself, and wronged no one but himself; if by sincere repentance he could cause the obliteration of past events, not only from the memory of man, but also from that imperishable record, which no deity — not even the Supremest of the Supreme — can cause to disappear, then this dogma might not be incomprehensible. But to maintain that one may wrong his fellow-man, kill, disturb the equilibrium of society and the natural order of things, and then — through cowardice, hope, or compulsion, it matters not — be forgiven by believing that the spilling of one blood washes out the other blood spilt — this is preposterous! Can the results of a crime be obliterated even though the crime itself should be pardoned? The effects of a cause are never limited to the boundaries of the cause, nor can the results of crime be confined to the offender and his victim. Every good as well as evil action has its effects, as palpably as the stone flung into calm water. The simile is trite, but it is the best ever conceived, so let us use it. The eddying circles are greater and swifter as the disturbing object is greater or smaller, but the smallest pebble, nay, the tiniest speck, makes its ripples. And this disturbance is not alone visible and on the surface. Below, unseen, in every direction — outward and downward — drop pushes drop until the sides and bottom are touched by the force. More, the air above the water is agitated, and this disturbance passes, as the physicists tell us, from stratum to stratum out into space forever and ever; an impulse has been given to matter, and that is never lost, can never be recalled! . . .

“So with crime, and so with its opposite. The action may be instantaneous, the effects are eternal. When, after the stone is once flung into the pond, we can recall it to the hand, roll back the ripples, obliterate the force expended, restore the etheric waves to their previous state of non-being, and wipe out every trace of the act of throwing the missile, so that Time’s record shall not show that it ever happened, then, then we may patiently hear Christians argue for the efficacy of this Atonement,”

and — cease to believe in Karmic Law. As it now stands, we call upon the whole world to decide, which of our two doctrines is the most appreciative of deific justice, and which is more reasonable, even on simple human evidence and logic.

ENQUIRER. Yet millions believe in the Christian dogma and are happy.

THEOSOPHIST. Pure sentimentalism overpowering their thinking faculties, which no true philanthropist or Altruist will ever accept. It is not even a dream of selfishness, but a nightmare of the human intellect. Look where it leads to, and tell me the name of that pagan country where crimes are more easily committed or more numerous than in Christian lands. Look at the long and ghastly annual records of crimes committed in European countries; and behold Protestant and Biblical America. There, conversions effected in prisons are more numerous than those made by public revivals and preaching. See how the ledger-balance of Christian justice (!) stands: Red-handed murderers, urged on by the demons of lust, revenge, cupidity, fanaticism, or mere brutal thirst for blood, who kill their victims, in most cases, without giving them time to repent or call on Jesus. These, perhaps, died sinful, and, of course — consistently with theological logic — met the reward of their greater or lesser offences. But the murderer, overtaken by human justice, is imprisoned, wept over by sentimentalists, prayed with and at, pronounces the charmed words of conversion, and goes to the scaffold a redeemed child of Jesus! Except for the murder, he would not have been prayed with, redeemed, pardoned. Clearly this man did well to murder, for thus he gained eternal happiness! And how about the victim, and his, or her family, relatives, dependents, social relations; has justice no recompense for them? Must they suffer in this world and the next, while he who wronged them sits beside the “holy thief” of Calvary, and is for ever blessed? On this question the clergy keep a prudent silence. (Isis Unveiled.) And now you know why Theosophists — whose fundamental belief and hope is justice for all, in Heaven as on earth, and in Karma — reject this dogma.

ENQUIRER. The ultimate destiny of man, then, is not a Heaven presided over by God, but the gradual transformation of matter into its primordial element, Spirit?

THEOSOPHIST. It is to that final goal to which all tends in nature.

ENQUIRER. Do not some of you regard this association or “fall of spirit into matter” as evil, and re-birth as a sorrow?

THEOSOPHIST. Some do, and therefore strive to shorten their period of probation on earth. It is not an unmixed evil, however, since it ensures the experience upon which we mount to knowledge and wisdom. I mean that experience which teaches that the needs of our spiritual nature can never be met by other than spiritual happiness. As long as we are in the body, we are subjected to pain, suffering and all the disappointing incidents occurring during life. Therefore, and to palliate this, we finally acquire knowledge which alone can afford us relief and hope of a better future.

Waking God Up (The Divine Dreamer Theory)

Allow me to present you with a scenario:

Let’s say you fall asleep and become lost in a dream. However,  you find that while in this dream that you cannot wake up. Since you are in this indefinite comatose state, there is one within  this dream, who is in reality an extension of you, the original dreamer, that made the unilateral decision to proclaim himself ruler of this dream and begins to usurp control of it. Now this one in control of your dream is aware that he is not the original dreamer, but wants to make sure that no one else in the dream realizes this because that will be the end of his control. So he decides to declare himself worthy of worship and to be known as the one true dreamer. In fact, he is so dedicated to this goal that he selects a group of chosen people that he made to be the fortunate ones of being the elite of the dream (also an extension of the original dreamer) with the promise of total control over all of the masses within it, as long as they remain loyal to this self-proclaimed ruler and his agenda. This faux dream ruler also constructed a set of laws that the masses of the dream (also an extension of the original dreamer) must follow or they will suffer his wrath. However, the self-proclaimed ruler of the dream and his elite minions are above the laws that were created, allowing the dream elite to covertly oppress the dream masses.

As the dream progresses, the more it seems like real life rather than just a dream. The dream elite are living the high life of wealth and power, sucking the energy and labor from the dream masses, sinking them deep into the dream and keeping them dedicated to maintaining this while more and more forgetting that this is only a dream. The dream masses become so entrenched in the dream that they themselves have forgotten that it is only a dream and start to live in fear of losing their possessions, not being successful, not being accepted by others or losing a loved one within this dream, all the while not aware that they are extensions of the original dreamer. This causes a great deal of separation pitting the dream masses against each other, which also causes the dream to fall into a lower vibration, locking the original dreamer deeper into the dream.

This scenario benefits the self-proclaimed dream ruler and the dream elite because they realized that as long as the dream masses believed themselves to be separate from each other, they can divide, conquer and rule with very little problems.

With all of this going on, a spark of the original dreamer comes into manifestation when an avatar is sent to show us how to live a better dream as an extension of the original dreamer. This spark of the original dreamer is a non-conformist. He is someone who is aware that they are in a dream and that everyone within the dream are all extensions of the original dreamer and that in order to be free of the control of the fictional dream usurper and his flunkies, remember who you really are and live in harmony with all within the dream, causing the illusory dream set up by the self-proclaimed dream ruler to dissolve and for everyone’s divine potential within the dream to be realized.

Due to this the fictional dream ruler uses its influence through his minions and gatekeepers to silence this spark by murdering him and by propaganda-like means, twists the idea of this spark of the original dreamer into something that the dream masses look to as a savior to be worshiped and believed in. With the penalty of suffering eternal torment for those who do not accept this ideology. This plan happens to work very well for the dream ruler and the dream elite by keeping the dream masses dependent on something within the dream. This keep the dream masses locked within the dream and further away from the original dreamer.

After reading this, does this story sound similar to another story that you may have heard before? If you said the Bible, you would be correct. But you may also be wondering to yourself: “Who is the original dreamer?” Then you also might be wondering: “Who is the self-proclaimed dream ruler?” Most of you would answer the first question that God is the original dreamer and Satan is the self-proclaimed dream ruler. But who is Satan as it is stated in the Bible? Well the best way to answer this question is to open the Bible and read Genesis 1 and then read Genesis 2.  Let’s look at some key excerpts within these two chapters:

Genesis 1:1-2: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void.”

Genesis 1:26-28: “And God said ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.’

A few key things here. When God created the heaven and the earth, it was without form and void. Meaning that it wasn’t solid. Or to be a bit more technical, it wasn’t physical or 3-dimensional. Also mentioned is that God created man is our image. We are obviously dealing with more than one entity. So God created man as male and female. It wouldn’t be far off to think of God as male and female as well. Which would actually make a lot of sense since when a male and female mates, they create a child. We have a masculine left brain (reptilian) and a feminine right brain (mammalian) and when they are perfectly balanced, they activate the neocortex that allows for higher-order thinking. These little hints could confirm this hypothesis. Also very important to keep in mind is that when man was created as male and female, they were created as spiritual beings, not physical 3D beings. If you remember, whatever God created was not physical. At least not yet.

Also very important, God gave man created as male and female dominion over all of the earth. Dominion means rule. Meaning that while man is on the earth, we rule over it. “We” meaning ALL OF US!!! Not one person. Not a small elite group. All of man, created as male and female by God, that resides on Earth has dominion over it which also breaks down to that we are all on equal footing. No man has a right to rule over you just like you have no right to rule over anyone else. This is the true meaning behind anarchy. With this said, we should always work to help each other, never to war with each other.

So let us move on to the key excerpts in Genesis 2:

Genesis 2:2: And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.”

Genesis 2:4: These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens…”

Genesis 2:7: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:15-17: And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 2:19: And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

Genesis 2:21-23: And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

So one of the things that we pick up from Genesis 2 is that God rested on the seventh day. You might be thinking “Yeah I already know that.” But do we know if he ever woke up??? It never tells us if he did or not. But for the sake of this point, let’s say that God didn’t wake up after he created everything. This leads us to another question: “WHO’S LORD GOD???”You might be thinking that it is the same entity. Well there are two problems with that answer. One, remember how I said there was no form when God created everything? Re-read Genesis 2:7. It says that LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground. Two, how could LORD God form man when man, as a male and female, was already created by God?

In the same verse, it said that man became a living soul when LORD God breathed into his nostrils. If we are still sticking to the same theory of God still being asleep and this being God’s dream, then that means that souls are are an illusion created by LORD God and have nothing to do with the true God of Genesis 1. Technically you cannot sell your soul if it isn’t real.

You will also realize that in Genesis 2:15-17 that LORD God told Adam to dress and keep the Garden of Eden. This is probably the first example of slavery. If you remember, God of Genesis 1 never said that man had to work. Remember, according to God in Genesis 1, man had dominion (rule) over all the earth. Rulers are not slaves and do not have to be commanded to do anything.  LORD God also commanded that Adam could eat of every fruit in the garden of Eden except for one. That being the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. This is when the illusion of duality is brought into the mix. A form of separation. Also introduced into the picture was the fact that if Adam did take and eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, that he would die. Again, keeping in mind that we are still within God’s dream, and death wasn’t even thought of while the God of Genesis 1 was still awake, this means that death is an illusion as well and is a creation of LORD God.

In Genesis 2:19 it said that LORD God formed every beast of the field and every foul of the air. But remember, the God of Genesis 1 created all things without form. So this is more proof that we are not dealing with the same entity. Also notable to state is that everything within this dream has titles and names. But in Genesis 1, God didn’t name anything or give titles to anyone. Maybe because names and titles are a form of separation? Think about it.

Finally in Genesis 2:21-23, LORD God made woman (not a man created female) by taking of Adam’s rib. But once again, God of Genesis 1 created man as male and female already.

To bring my point home, I am saying that LORD God is the fictional self-proclaimed dream ruler that I spoke of at the beginning of this post. God of Genesis 1 is the original dreamer. What we as the masses of this dream that we call life need to do is “Wake God Up”. How exactly do we do that? We remember who we are. Whether you call that God or Spirit or infinite consciousness/awareness does not matter. What does matter is you remember that WE ALL ARE THE DIVINE DREAMER AS MAN CREATED MALE OR FEMALE BY GOD. When we remain separate from each other, causing controversy with each other, going to war with each other, God remains asleep and goes deeper into sleep when we fall deeper into separation. We have to remember that we are all infinite awareness and remember that we as infinite awareness have dominion over ourselves and the earth. As we do this on a massive scale, God will begin to open his eyes, yawn and stretch, the dream ends and we are free from the illusion.

One more thing to add: Do you realize that LORD is always capitalized throughout the Bible? Did it ever jolt your curiosity as to why that is? Well, here is a hint:

The Two Forces in Action

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The Two Forces in Action
by Consummate Ilias Mahatma

There are only two forces at work in all of Creation. These two Polarities have always been continuously struggling against each other. One of these forces is the force which expands Consciousness and awakens parts of the Creation to the understanding and realization of itself. This could be seen as the Light force, for it attempts to make things known, bring them into the Light, and reveal the Truth. The other force is that which attempts to shut Consciousness down and keep the parts of the Creation in ignorance of itself. This could be seen as the Dark force, which attempts to shut out the Light of knowledge and to keep us in a state resembling sleep, in which we are unconscious to Truth.

At an even simpler level, we could look at these Polarities as feelings. We really only ever experience two basic feelings. One is a good feeling and one is a bad feeling. Every other possible state of emotion is simply a different expression of these two basic feelings. If we boil it down to its essence, there are really only two possible emotions, or forces of Polarity, that we are capable of experiencing.

This inherent duality that we experience in and around ourselves is not chance or accident. It is done by the design of Creation. Creation is Oneness. Non-Duality. Think about it this way: if there is only one thing, how would that state of Oneness ever really be able to know itself unless it experienced that which it is not? There is no hot without cold, no light without dark, no good without evil, and so on. So Creation brought one of these Polarities into manifestation in order to know itself – through the process of understanding what it is not. This means that ultimately, one of the two Polarities is an illusion.

In his famous experiments with water, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that by placing water in the presence of the “good” Polarity for certain periods of time, then photographing the water molecules under high magnification, the molecules took on a beautiful, harmonious, and orderly arrangement. When he placed the very same water in the presence of the opposing Polarity, or “bad” emotion, the molecule structure broke down and became a chaotic, disorderly mess.

The first Polarity is the force that creates harmony and order, brings Light to the darkness, and expands Consciousness and awareness of Self. It is the Polarity of Love. Love is the good Polarity or emotion, which uplifts humanity in its evolution toward knowledge, wisdom, and Truth. The expansion of Consciousness through Love leads to all the positive states, or “good” feelings, which we are capable of experiencing, including harmony, peace, health, safety, and order.

The second force is the Polarity which creates chaos and destruction in its wake. This Polarity is the force of Fear. Fear is the essence of negative emotion which leads to all other expressions of negativity, or “bad” feelings, which we experience, including hatred, intolerance, insecurity, depression, and a host of others. Fear shuts down Consciousness and perpetually strives to stop the Light of Truth from reaching us and having an effect in our lives.

These two basic Polarities of the essence of all other feelings and experiences. In every moment, we are choosing the experience of either Love or Fear, through our own Free Will.

Each of these Polarities have an internal manifestation and an external manifestation. This means that each Polarity expresses itself within an individual’s Consciousness in a certain way. Upon having reached this internal manifestation, each Polarity then reaches a stage of fulfillment in the external world of the individual.

Let’s look at the internal manifestations first.

The internal manifestation of Love occurs when the essence of this Polarity has reached its full expression within an individual. This state of Consciousness could be referred to as Self-Love, or Balance. This individual has united his or her Self through Will and self-control. I refer to this expression of Love as Dominion, for the individual has obtained the state of rulership of his or her own base instincts and is operating out of a healed and balanced mode of Consciousness. A being in a state of Dominion rules the Kingdom of the self. This type of rulership is real, it is not an Illusion, for it has been created by an act of Will. Dominion is, therefore, true Self-Love.

The internal manifestation of the Polarity of Fear occurs when Fear has invaded the Consciousness of an individual. It then immediately begins to destroy that being’s capacity to recognize patterns and formulate effective responses. This state of unconsciousness is known as Confusion. Confusion is the highest manifestation of Fear that occurs within an individual being. Confusion is the exact opposite state as Dominion, for when people become confused, they are owned by their own emotional turbulence and imbalance. They are not in Dominion, for they can never rule the Kingdom of self while in a state of Confusion. As such, Confusion is the beginning of the destruction of the Self.

Now let’s examine the external manifestations of Love and Fear.

When Love, or in other words, expanded states of awareness resulting in Dominion, has achieved its fullest expression within a group of individuals, a condition results in the external world around them. This condition is the highest expression that Love attains in the external realm of the individual. This condition is Freedom. Freedom is the highest attainment of the spiritual quest. The quest for Freedom and the quest for the Divine are one and the same. Any so-called spiritual ideology that does not speak of Freedom in this manner is a false spiritual teaching. Love, Freedom, and the Divine the same thing. Anyone that claims to be a spiritual teacher and doesn’t speak to the Truth of that statement is either a charlatan or a liar, or both.

Since the Divine is the embodiment of perfect Love, it must also allow perfect Freedom. This is why there is no direct intercession on the behalf of the Divine in our world. The Will of the Divine for us is no different than our own Will for us. Whatever we wish to create is allowed by the Divine. That is perfect Freedom, and therefore, perfect Love.

The external manifestation of Fear comes into existences once Fear has created Confusion within the Consciousness of the individuals of a society. Individuals who exist in a vibration of Fear and Confusion can not recognize patterns of information around them, for they are not operating from the higher thought functions of the Neocortex of the brain. This part of the brain is shut down, and these type of individuals operate in severely imbalanced states of Consciousness dictated largely by the R-Complex of the brain. Since they are deeply in Fear and greatly confused, they revert to attempting to control event and people around themselves. And thus the descent into Chaos begins. For Control is the highest expression of Fear manifested into external reality. Control is an illusion. It is not actually real, for no one is in fact in control of anything or anyone. Anyone who believes that they are are in external control of anyone else are actually in very deep states of illusion. Since Control is based on Confusion and Fear, it leads to nothing but dark and negative emotions and experiences for all individuals who partake in this illusion.

This is simply how Natural Law works. Love (higher Consciousness) leads to Dominion (self-control), which in turn leads to Freedom, which produces more Love and more Consciousness. Fear (the shutdown of Consciousness) leads to Confusion (no pattern-recognition), which in turn leads to the desire to Control, which breeds more Fear and Confusion. Both Polarities build cycles upon themselves. One of the Polarities, Love, is clearly very good for us. The other, Fear, creates nothing but destruction in its wake.

It is impossible to create the results of one of these Polarities by adding to it the essence of the opposite Polarity. For example, it is impossible to create Freedom, which is a result of the Polarity of Love, by adding Fear and Control to any situation or set of circumstances. Conversely, a society with Control as its foundation could never result in Freedom and Love. That is just how it works, and the people of this planet will either choose to understand this simple set of principles, or they will destroy themselves through their lack of understanding and ignorance of these principles. It is really that simple.

Our present situation is that our planet is currently trapped in repeating cycles of Fear, resulting in tremendous amounts of suffering, because the people of this world have been raging against Creation by refusing to learn the core lesson that Fear is an illusion. Fear was created so that the Creation could come to know itself for what it really is – pure Love.

Though most of us may still exist within this trap of Fear, our world is in the process of waking up from this illusion. And when the Consciousness of this world does fully awaken – and it Will – that will be the day Fear dies, and with it Confusion and Control will leave this world forever.

The Drama of the Ages Begins

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The Drama of the Ages Begins
by Consummate Ilias Mahatma

The earth is center stage in the drama of the ages…

In the end the universe will be restored to order…

1 Cor. 15 24-28

“Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For ‘He has put all things under His feet.'[a]  But when He says ‘all things are put under Him,’ it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.”

Then the saints will judge the angels…

1 Cor 6:3

“Know ye not that we shall judge angels”

The Church has become a university for angels…

Foundation of the World
This Is Appendix 146 From The Companion Bible.

To arrive at the true meaning of this expression, we must note that there are two words translated “foundation” in the New Testament: (1) themelios, and (2) katabole.

The Noun, themelios, occurs in Luke 6:48-49, 14:29, Acts 16:26, Romans 15:20, 1Corinthians 3:l0-12, Ephesians 2:20, 1Timothy 6:19, 2Timothy 2:19, Hebrews 6:1, 11:10, Revelation 21:14,19. It is never used of the world (kosmos) or the earth (ge). The corresponding Verb (themelioo) occurs in Matthew 7:25, Luke 6:48, Ephesians 3:17, Colossians 1:23, Hebrews 1:10 and 1Peter 5:10. The verb is only once used of the earth (ge). Hebrews 1:10.

A comparison of all these passages will show that these are proper and regular terms for the English words “to found”, and “foundation”.

The Noun, katabole, occurs in Matthew 13:35, 25:34, Luke 11:50, John 17:24, Ephesians 1:4, Hebrews 4:3, 9:26 , 11:11, 1Peter 1:20, Revelation 13:8, 17:8 and the corresponding Verb (kataballo) occurs in 2Corinthians 4:9, Hebrews 6:1 and Revelation 12:10.

A comparison of all these passages (especially 2 Corinthians 4:9 and Revelation 12:10) will show that kataballo and katabole are not the proper terms for founding and foundation, but the correct meaning is casting down, or overthrow.

Consistency, therefore, calls for the same translation in Hebrews 6:1, where, instead of “not laying again”, the rendering should be “not casting down”. That is to say, the foundation already laid, of repentance, etc., was not to be cast down or overthrown, but was to be left and progress made unto the perfection.

Accordingly, the Noun katabole, derived from, and cognate with the Verb, ought to be translated “disruption”, or “ruin”.

The remarkable thing is that in all occurrences (except Hebrews 11:11) the word is connected with “the world” (Greek kosmos. Appendix 129.1), and therefore the expression should be rendered “the disruption (or ruin) of the world”, clearly referring to the condition indicated in Genesis 1:2, and described in 2 Peter 3:5-6. For the earth was not created tohu (Isaiah 45:18) but became so, as stated in the Hebrew of Genesis 1:2 and confirmed by 2 Peter 3:6, where “the world that then was by the word of God” (Genesis 1:1), perished and “the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word” were created (Genesis 2:4), and are “kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment” (2 Peter 3:7) which shall usher in the “new heavens and the new earth” of 2 Peter 3:13.

“The disruption of the world” is an event forming a great dividing line in the dispensations of the ages. In Genesis 1:1 we have the founding of the world (Hebrews 1:10 = themelioo), but in Genesis 1:2 we have its overthrow.

This is confirmed by a further remarkable fact, that the phrase, which occurs ten times, is associated with the Preposition apo = from (Appendix 104. iv) seven times, and with pro = before (Appendix 104. xiv) three times. The former refers to the kingdom, and is connected with the “counsels” of God; the latter refers to the Mystery (or Secret; See Appendix 193) and is connected with the “purpose” of God (see John 17:24, Ephesians 1:4, 1 Peter 1:20).

Ample New Testament testimony is thus given to the profoundly significant fact recorded in Genesis 1:2, that “the earth became tohu and bohu (i.e. waste end desolate); and darkness was on the face of the deep”, before the creation of “the heavens and the earth which are now” (2Peter 3:7).


The fall of Satan caused the earth to become a ruin.
The judgment described in Jeremiah above is exactly what we see. Satan’s fall occurred during this “gap” of time. You can read about the fall of Satan and the angels in Rev. 12:3 & 4, Ezekiel 28:13, and Isaiah 14:13-14.

Then was created below as above and here we are today!!!!

Several times in the Word of God we are warned that it will be as the “days of Noah”, so what was happening in the days of Noah?

Genesis 6:5

“Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

And if I may back up a few verses, here’s  what some of that evil included.

Genesis 6:4

“There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to daughters of men and they bore children with them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”

The degeneration of the human race was proceeding rapidly, in spite of a few godly men such as Enosh, Enoch, and Noah. Ever wonder about some of the ancient petroglyph’s and pictograph’s, these huge rulers and kings? Bizarre beings, all sizes, some with what appears to be a cross breed of human and animal, others with six fingers? Odd shaped and circular transportation vehicles in the sky? Archeological finds with super-gigantic skeletons? Hear this, have no part of those unclean things!

Look at Genesis chapter 6 again. And “scientists” are mixing human DNA with animal, today! Strange creatures are washing up on our shores, today! The enemy has never stopped counterfeiting God and he is trying to “create” another race, a hybrid race. He must counterfeit God in all things because he thinks he is god! He certainly has gained a lot of “followers” and rules over a very large kingdom. It’s called earth. What powers and principalities is the Bible referring to?

Colossians 2:15

“Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

This affirms that they are not annihilated, but that their authority has been curbed.

1 Corinthians 2:8b

“… for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”

Hebrews 2: 10-18 for brevity, I’ll highlight v 16:

“For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.”

Satan has complete control over some and influences other people continually! Except for a select few Christians. But even then we can fall under his influence with our thoughts and our mission includes resisting the enemy (and spreading the Word of the Good News), the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Continually.

Luke 17:26-30

Believers must live in constant expectancy and readiness for Christ’s return, in contrast to the careless indifference of unbelievers who are absorbed in routine pursuits of life as though they were permanent. Are we maturing as Christians? Soldiers train for their battles. Are we in training? Remember as these demons advance and show themselves in an unprecedented manner, that they are JUST demons. They are already defeated but must make a great show of power and authority, of which they have none over Christians. God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the High King, the all powerful One, the great I Am, Who Christians serve and believe in. If you are not yet a Christian, well, you’re in deep, and potentially eternal, trouble!

We will need all the training we can get, for the battle-of-battles is at our doorstep…

The challenge is to recognize the kundalini/chakra/pineal program, see it for what it is and move beyond it…

The way we do this is by simply living from our heart. Gratitude is a major key to empowerment.

Acknowledge the supreme cosmic program of deception/limitation for its genius and be grateful for its service, for you would not have the wisdom and the empowerment without it.

We know we are now done and it is time to move beyond it. The way we go about it is for our earthly egos to release and surrender control of this life to the greater aspects of Self that reside within our hearts.

It is said, ‘The kingdom of heaven is within’…!

I AM in this world for now, But I AM not of the Kingdom of this world!!’

You Shall Know the Truth

You Shall Know the Truth
by Consummate Ilias Mahatma

So you’ve gotten over Santa Claus but you’re still stuck on Jesus? How old are you?? And you still believe in fairy tales? You mean to tell me you’ve come to the logical conclusion that some guy in a red suit flying around in a sleigh pulled by magical flying reindeer and somehow managing to deliver toys to every child in the world in a single night is utterly ridiculous and physically impossible but you actually believe that 2000 years ago some guy walked on water, rose people from the dead, cured blindness by rubbing spit on peoples eyes and rose from the dead himself so he could ” save you” an ascend to heaven .If someone were to question your intelligence and your sanity would you be offended?

What if I told you the entire story of Jesus was copied and plagiarized from the story of Heru? What if I told you the story of Cain and Abel was copied from the story of Ausar and Seteh, the concept of the holy trinity was copied from the original holy trinity which was Ausar, Auset & their son Heru? ..what if I told you that Auset gave birth to Heru without ever being touched by a man conceived through the spirit of Ausar 4000 years before Mary did the same trick? What if I told you the Bible in its entirety was copied and plagiarized from Egyptian texts? .Would you call me a liar? I’m sure most of you would. What if I could prove it? Would you deny facts with your emotion or would you reevaluate what you’ve been lead to believe?

There are plenty of people who know what I know including some of your pastors.

The truth is in 325 B.C.E. at the conference of Nicea, in what is modern day Turkey, the Romans co-opted, whitened up and corrupted what you know as “Christianity” today. The truth is the proof of all of this being stolen from Egypt is literally written in stone on the walls of the great pyramids, temples, monuments and statues of not only Egypt but Nubia and Sudan also. The story of the virgin birth, holy trinity and resurrection all chiseled in stone on the walls of the pyramids of Egypt. The pyramids and monuments in Nubia actually predate the pyramids in Egypt but to give you a reference of time, the pyramids in Egypt are said to be 6000 years old. Obviously if these pyramids are 6,000 years old and these stories are on the walls for the world to see they clearly predate the Jesus story by 4000 years. If Jesus had actually been a real person and rose from the grave 4000 years before his alleged resurrection was said to have taken place he could’ve literally read his own autobiography. This is why Egypt is shrouded in “mystery”.

Even when you analyze the name Jesus and do a little research you discover a lie. You’ve been told that a man named Jesus walked this Earth 2000 years ago and died for your sins. Simple question: Has anyone ever told you when the letter “J” was invented? The letter J didn’t even exist. It’s one of the newest letters in existence. A Catholic monk by the name of Galilaous was playing around with the letter “I”, put a hook at the bottom of it and unintentionally created a new letter. Correct me if my math is off, but that was about 500 years ago right? The Jesus story is said to have taken place 2000 years ago right? Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t. Even to this day the Hebrew alphabet hasn’t adopted the letter “J”. Jesus was a Hebrew was he not? So not only is there no “J” in the Hebrew alphabet but the letter itself didn’t even exist until 1500 years after this man named Jesus was said to have walked the earth and someone has convinced you that this man and his story are real? Again, if someone questioned your intelligence and your sanity would you be offended?

The most interesting thing about truth and lies is how much easier it is for people to absorb lies than it is for them to accept the truth; especially when that truth threatens what they truly believe. All the detail I laid out and explained and many people I’m sure will attack me left and right without bothering to check for themselves to see if anything I said might be true. Christians and Muslims alike. In this age of information you almost have to choose to be ignorant not to know what’s right in front of your face and literally at the tip of your fingers (Google, Wikipedia). For those of you who don’t believe this could be true, I challenge you. Google the story of Heru and read it for yourself before you attack me for telling you the truth. I will not argue or debate with anyone about this, the truth is out there for you know. Trying to argue with me only proves you didn’t bother even trying to seek it out.

*Not knowing is bad, not caring to know is worse – African Proverb