Awakening – Jyotish analysis of 2012

Given the amount of negative predictions for 2012. I approached somehow reluctantly to my regular analysis of the forthcoming year. But, lo and behold! In spite of everything, I found that next year, at least from the jyotish point of view is everything but dark and threatening! Actually, we have many reasons for hope and optimism.

And while for the previous years that optimism was an instrument for finding the light among many shadows, it is obvious now that the light is prevailing and that no extra effort is needed to find it.

From the jyotis point of view, previous year was called “standstill before awakening”. So, the one in front of us must be – the year of awakening!

For the most part, cosmic rhythms point out exactly this; mostly they are positive and they will not, in spite of all expectations, demand too painful cuts and/or purifications. But, as always, the year we are expecting with mixed feelings, is not free from some dark corners and tendencies.

I will talk about this latter. For now I want to explain my approach to jyotish, especially to those who are new to this kind of analysis.

I do not do predictions. Moreover, I know it is not possible to predict anything. The reality we are living in, as conscious beings, is not one-dimensional nor is it one-directional. We can’t accept any more the mechanical or deterministic model of our future. We live in a quantum mechanical universe in which there is a place for free will; for unpredictable events inside our consciousness; quantum fluctuations and the laws of chaos. However, we know that there are cycles in the nature, and those cycles create patterns in our life.

There is a delicate interplay between uncertainty and freedom inside the microcosms and visible cycles of macrocosms. That interplay is the basis for our future.

The skill I developed is called jyotish. This literary means the light. The light enables us to see the cosmic rhythms, but not the final decisions to be made by conscious beings. That’s why we can only speak about tendencies of the time, not about predictions.

It is true that the reactions of people, who live their life unconsciously, are conditioned and programmed. That’s why sometimes predictions come true. People think they are free, but actually the aren’t.

However, the purpose of jyotish, as the skill of illumination, is not to describe to sleepers what kind of forces will take over the future of their dream. That would be a complete loss of time and energy, since the sleepers cannot do anything anyway. They are just puppets who follow the one who controls the rope.

I use jyotish to sense the value of future periods and to explain that value to those who are conscious enough and capable of making their own decisions, and at the same time mature enough to accept the interconnection of our life with the life of the Universe, with all incentive and restrictions born from that interconnection.

From the technical point of view, jyotish uses sidereal zodiac – the real position of constellations behind the heavenly bodies of our solar system. In this moment sidereal zodiac is a little more than 24 degrees backwards from tropical zodiac (usual in western type of astrology) and moving slowly backwards due to precession.

At the end of every year I make a general jyotish analysis of the year to come. This analysis is based on relatively simple data about movement of visible planets, the Moon and the Sun, on the background of stellar constellations which jyotish calls nakshatras. Its purpose is not to predict concrete events. Actually, the events may differ from one part of the world to another, from one region to another. To make such distinction, we would need to include some additional data.

The purpose of this general and global analysis is to notice subtle energy and spiritual movements in the consciousness of the mankind that are connected to the cosmic rhythms.

Besides the knowledge about the quality of these movements, I give much more importance to advices what to do in each period during the particular year. Such doings may be compared with timely sowing or reaping. If you miss the right time, your success will be lessened.

And, besides timing, there are special “art of giving” procedures, to help us enliven the right energy and intelligence in our life, and in the life of the whole planet.

So, this is not the analysis you will read now, and latter check if I was right or wrong. It will be much more important for all of us to use all good moments, rectify the injustice and remove all the suffering we can.

In this case, I believe that good news and justified optimism will be helpful to many to overcome the fear from year 2012. as the possible end-of-the world year. Actually, it’s quite contrary – I believe that 2012. will prove to be a year of inspiration, creativity, spirituality and awakening!

Longer periods during 2012

I will start with the description of longer periods “created” by the transits of slower planets (or grahas how jyotish calls them) on the background of stellar constellations, so called nakshatras. These periods are general and not restricted on certain area.

Beside the planet Saturn who, with Chitra nakshatra, creates the “breaking apart” period, which is seemingly negative, the main role during the year is taken by Venus. It is her position and heavenly dance that creates the basis for the optimistic view of 2012.

Inside every period there will be recommended activities, so called upayas. Jyotish has very efficient technology of preventive measures. I suggest we call them “art of giving” procedures. These procedures are simple, mainly humanitarian activities, and they very obviously help to create certain quality around you – the quality that fits the best to the active cosmic rhythm. In this way we are actually “sowing” at the right time.

My warm recommendation for everyone is to do these simple and helping activities, and respect recommended timings. In that way you will most efficiently contribute to the positive characteristics and neutralise the negative characteristics of the given period.

Periods of Saturn (Shani)

Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life By James Martin

In Between Heaven and Mirth, James Martin, SJ, assures us that God wants us to experience joy, to cultivate a sense of holy humor, and to laugh at life’s absurdities—not to mention our own humanity. Father Martin invites believers to rediscover the importance of humor and laughter in our daily lives and to embrace an essential truth: faith leads to joy.

Holy people are joyful people, says Father Martin, offering countless examples of healthy humor and purposeful levity in the stories of biblical heroes and heroines, and in the lives of the saints and the world’s great spiritual masters. He shows us how the parables are often the stuff of comedy, and how the gospels reveal Jesus to be a man with a palpable sense of joy and even playfulness. In fact, Father Martin argues compellingly, thinking about a Jesus without a sense of humor may be close to heretical.

Drawing on Scripture, sharing anecdotes from his experiences as a lifelong Catholic, a Jesuit for over twenty years, and a priest for more than ten, and including amusing and insightful sidebars, footnotes, and jokes, Father Martin illustrates how joy, humor, and laughter help us to live more spiritual lives, understand ourselves and others better, and more fully appreciate God’s presence among us. Practical how-to advice helps us use humor to show our faith, embrace our humanity, put things into perspective, open our minds, speak truth, demonstrate courage, challenge power, learn hospitality, foster effective human relations, deepen our relationship with God, and … enjoy ourselves. Inviting God to lighten our hearts, we can enjoy a little heaven on earth.

The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author, and culture editor of America, the national Catholic magazine.

Father Martin was born in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1982, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance (B.S. Econ.). After working for six years in corporate finance with General Electric Co. in New York and Connecticut, he entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1988. During his novitiate, Martin worked in a hospital for the seriously ill in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a hospice for the sick and dying with the Missionaries of Charity in Kingston, Jamaica; a homeless shelter in Boston, and at the Nativity Mission School, a middle school for poor boys, in New York City. In August 1990, he pronounced his simple vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. From 1990 to 1992, he studied philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago, and also worked in an outreach program with street-gang members in the inner city and at a local community center helping unemployed men and women find jobs. For his “regency,” he worked for two years with the Jesuit..

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Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor and Laughter are at the Heart of the spiritual life

Jack Kornfield Joys of Awakened Heart Pt1

Archetypes: Who Are You? ~ Caroline Myss

Previous Books by Caroline Myss

Three of Caroline Myss’s best seller books are my favorite collections in the library shelves. A mystical author with a pioneering spirit in the field of energy medicine,human consciousness, journalism, theology, and intuition, her latest book ‘Archetypes: Who Are You?’ to be launched in Jan 2013 will be another ‘thriller’ to be enraptured. – evolutionarymystic.

Have you ever wondered why you are drawn to certain people, ideas, or products and turned off by others? Are you constantly searching for something you can’t put your finger on, or wondering whether you are living a life that truly fits? In Archetypes, New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss delves into the world of archetypes, which have been the subject of her work for more than 25 years. Archetypes are universal patterns of behavior that, once discovered, help you better understand yourself and your place in the world. In short, knowing your archetypes can transform your life. Within the pages of this book, Myss writes about ten primary archetypes that have emerged in today’s society:

1) the Caregiver,
2) the Artist/Creative,
3) the Fashionista,
4) the Intellectual,
5) the Rebel,
6) the Queen/Executive,
7) the Advocate,
8) the Visionary,
9) the Athlete, and
10) the Spiritual Seeker.

In each chapter, she explains one individual archetype, showing how it has evolved and then in fascinating detail lays out the unique characteristics, the defining graces, the life challenges, and other information to help you understand if you are part of this archetype family and if so, how you can fully tap into its power. She also offers tips and practical advice on how to fully engage with your archetypes.

Learning which archetypes best describe you is just the beginning. You can then use this knowledge to make more conscious decisions about everything from careers to relationships, avoiding common pitfalls of your personality type while playing up your strengths. The result is a happier, more authentic you. It’s never too late to change your life by embracing your archetypes to the fullest. So are you a Rebel? An Artist? A Visionary? Join us . . . and find yourself.
Pub Date Jan 1 2013

Caroline Myss has been in the field of energy medicine and human consciousness for over 20 years. Since 1982, she has worked as a medical in­tuitive, providing indi­viduals with an evalua­tion of the health of their energetic anatomy sys­tem. She specializes in as­sisting people in understanding the emotional, psychological, and physical reasons why their bodies have developed an illness. Her New York Times bestsellers include Anatomy of the Spirit, Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, Sacred Contracts, and Entering the Castle.

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Which archetypes do you really have? What are the dominant aspects of actions, consciousness, emotional patterns, thought patterns and so forth? Are you also paying attention to the Shadow side of each archetype or just the seductive qualities?


THE WOUNDED HEALER Archetype “Healer Family” by Caroline Myss Ph.D.

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ANGELS Archetype “The Divine Family” by Caroline Myss Ph.D.

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After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path by Jack Kornfield

When does enlightenment come? At the end of the spiritual journey? Or the beginning? On After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, Jack Kornfield—author of the modern classic on American Buddhism, A Path with Heart—brings into focus the truth about satori, the awakened state of consciousness, and enlightenment practices today.

Course objectives:

>Assess how to embrace the joys and sorrows of everyday life after experiencing a transcendent spiritual awakening;
>Integrate inner knowledge with outer expression and experience;
>Analyze how to embrace spiritual practice as an invitation to the truth;
>Plan to embrace our human feelings without judgment;
>Describe how to recognize the Buddha in each other and create community

“Perfect enlightenment” appears in many texts, Kornfield begins. But how is it viewed among Western teachers and practitioners? To find out, Kornfield talked to more than 100 Zen masters, rabbis, nuns, lamas, monks, and senior meditation students from all walks of life.

The result is this extraordinary look at the hard work we all must do—the laundry—no matter how often we experience ecstatic states of consciousness through meditation and other disciplines.

Sweeping in scope, and warmly told by one of American Buddhism’s most trusted voices, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry is a work of both deep inspiration and daily instruction that cuts through the confusion about what enlightenment really is, who it comes to, and how it continues to inform and guide our spiritual lives.

An original audio adaptation of Jack Kornfield’s book, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.

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Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist teacher and meditation master on internationally renown and a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society and of Spirit Rock Center in northern California. A former Buddhist monk, he holds a PhD in clinical psychology. His books include A Path with Heart, Buddha’s Little Instruction Book, and After the Ecstasy.

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The Wakeful World : Animism, Mind and the Self in Nature by Emma Restall Orr

Over the past few hundred years, animism has been dismissed as a primitive, naïve and irrational perspective, relevant perhaps amongst tribal peoples but not within the intellectual arenas of the civilised West. In The Wakeful World, Emma Restall Orr argues that this is based on the misrepresentation, ‘drawn in crayon’, that each tree and stone has its own Christian-like immortal soul. With the popularity of animism growing once more, this book provides the comprehensive definition so urgently needed.

Taking the reader on a philosophical adventure, Restall Orr explores the heritage of Western thought with precision, enthusiasm and sensitivity, considering how soul, spirit, mind and consciousness have been understood through millennia. Challenging the prevailing worldviews of materialism and dualism, she outlines the alternatives, presenting animism as a radically different, yet mature and coherent philosophy.

Providing deep green ethics with a wholly rational metaphysical foundation, The Wakeful World is a compelling view of the nature of existence and the experience of reality, giving solid ground for the now necessary journey to an integrated and sustainable world.

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Emma Restall Orr (born 1965) is a British neo-druid, animist, priest, poet and author . She worked for the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids in the early 1990s, becoming an Ovate tutor. In 1993 she became joint chief of the British Druid Order (BDO) staying until 2002. Together with the Order founder Philip Shallcrass, she developed the BDO into one of the largest and most influential of its time. Feeling the system of Orders too limiting, in 2002 she created The Druid Network, which was officially launched at Imbolc 2003. Since the late 1990s she has organised the largest annual gatherings of Druids and those interested in Druidry, first at The Awen Camp with Philip Shallcrass, then since 2001 The Druid Camp with Mark Graham. In 2004 she founded Honouring the Ancient Dead.

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A Dialogue with Peter Russell : Eckhart Tolle

Physicist and author Peter Russell joins Eckhart in a fascinating dialogue about the nature of consciousness.

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Tao II, The Way of Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Immortality ~ Dr. Zhi Gang Sha

Millions of people are searching for secrets,wisdom, knowledge, and practical techniques to heal, rejuvenate, prolong life, and move toward immortality. The way to accomplish all of these is to reach and meld with Tao.

This book, the successor to Tao I: The Way of All Life, reveals the highest secrets and most powerful practical techniques for the Tao journey, which includes one’s physical healing and rejuvenation journey and one’s entire spiritual journey. Its essence can be summarized in one sentence:

Jin Dan Da Tao Xiu Lian is the way to heal, rejuvenate, prolong life, and move in the direction of immortality.

Shou Yi Yan Jin Ye is the most important daily practice for reaching Tao. “Shou yi” means focus on the Jin Dan area below the navel. “Yan jin ye” means swallow Heaven’s sacred liquid and Mother Earth’s sacred liquid.

Tao II: The Way of Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Immortality explains the significance of this highest secret and exactly how to do it. It gives you the sacred key for your whole life’s practice and shares two hundred and twenty sacred phrases that include not only profound sacred wisdom but also additional simple and practical techniques.

Practice. Practice. Practice.

Reach fan lao huan tong, which is to transform old age to the health and purity of the baby state.

Prolong life.

The final goal is to reach immortality to be a better servant for humanity, Mother Earth, and all universes.

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I have the power to heal myself. You have the power to heal yourself. Together we have the power to heal the world. ~ Dr. and Master Sha

Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha is a soul leader, an extraordinary healer, and a divine servant. Trained as an MD in China and a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine in China and Canada, he created Power Healing and Soul Mind Body Medicine (®) to combine the essence of Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine with ancient energy and spiritual healing secrets from China.

The founder of the Institute of Soul Healing and Enlightenment (™). Dr. Sha is a grandmaster of many ancient disciplines, including tai chi, qi gong, feng shui, and the I Ching. He was named Qigong Master of the Year at the Fifth World Congress on Qigong. An inspired guide in his Soul Power Series of best-selling books, TV programs, and other teachings and services, Dr. Sha says, “Heal and transform the soul first; then healing and transformation of every aspect of life will follow”(™). In 2006, Dr. Sha was granted the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Award for his humanitarian efforts.

The Metaphysical Intuition; Seeing God with Open Eyes – Commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita ~ Swami Siddheswarananda, Andre van der Brink (Translator)

These last writings of Swami Siddheswarananda, the former head of the French Ramakrishna Order, are the culmination of a lifetime of spiritual search. In his teachings, the Swami sought to convey an experience of an intuition beyond logic, outside the play of opposites, through which we will be better able to understand the nature of reality. To elucidate his meanings and to make them broadly accessible, the Swami draws on the writings of others, including Meister Eckhart, Ramana Maharshi, Shankara, Hubert Benoit, Ramakrishna, and Vivekananda.

Swami Siddheswarananda (1897–1957) was a monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India and, until his death, the spiritual head of the Centre Védantique Ramakrishna in Gretz, France.

The author discusses the Principe of Vedanta using selected verses from Gita, and Mandukya Upanishad. The commentary is well thought of and frequently supported by the commentary of Shankaracharya and also by the verses from other Upanishads. The discussion is extensive; the English translation could have been better, but the translator has done a reasonable job of writing this book using the notes (in French) of Swami Siddheswarananda. This book may be summarized as follows:

Bhagavadgita IV.18: Action & Inaction. One of the basics of Vedanta is that Truth can be expressed through comparison and contradiction. It is clear from this verse that ceasing to act is still an action. It is important to understand that Atman, our proper nature is free from all action, because it is unborn (Gita II.20). It is only nature, Prakriti, which acts; the sense of ego and external materials, the action and inaction reside only in Prakriti.

Bhagavadgita V.18: The equal vision of a sage. Shankaracharya, in his commentary on this verse observes that Brahmin represent Sattva, the cow rajas, and the elephant tamas; in all of them the sage sees only the One, immutable, the one that can not be affected by the qualities, not even by Sattva, nor by the tendencies born from these qualities, whether they can be sattvic, rajasic, or tamasic. At every moment of the life of a sage, he is integrated in an atemporal comprehension, seeing the same principle in all manifestation.

Bhagavadgita X.10 & VIII.57: Buddhi yoga, the awakening of the intelligence. In the pursuit of knowledge, the higher buddhi eliminates errors, and the ordinary buddhi leads us in the domain of reasoning (yukti) and logic (tarka). In several places Shankaracharya declares with intransigence, that philosophical systems of Nyaya and Samkhya cannot yield the ultimate knowledge. If one wants to know the true nature of Brahman, one should reject the notions of totality and part, of unity and fraction, of cause and effect. As long as the reality or concept remains outside of the buddhi, then the vision remains at the plane of duality. This will exercise lower buddhi, but with the higher knowledge, one sees the Absolute Truth and the knowledge of duality disappears. This Higher buddhi encompasses everything into One Reality; the knower of Brahman becomes the Brahman (Bhagavadgita XIII.30; Mundaka Upanishad III.2.9), the terms buddhi, Brahman, Absolute, Ultimate Truth, Reality and Akshara, all refer to the same entity.

Bhagavadgita VIII.18 & 20: The comprehension of the non-manifested. According this verse, the samkalpa and vikalpa (imagination and volition) are the apparent reality that veils the ultimate realty. It is only by transcending maya, the Brahman could be realized. This is illustrated by the example of a rope that can be mistaken for a snake, when we realize that it is rope, the supposed existence of snake disappears. In the same way the maya, the apparent reality is superimposed on Brahman, the ultimate reality. Human beings are attached to what they see and experience, the manifested forms. But when one becomes conscious of the true self, then they will see that atman is the sole reality.

Bhagavadgita XIII.2: The spectator and the spectacle. The Kshetragna, the knower of the field is present in all the kshetras or fields are without any conditioning (apadhi). When one gets rid of ego (tamas) and gains knowledge, then only one vision remains that of Kshethragna. The power of ignorance (avidya) employs our attention to keep it focused onto constantly changing names and forms, and the reality seems to be divided into infinite number of spectacles. The ordinary vision is like a circle that is fixed while its circumference represents the infinity of objects perceived. The vision of a sage does not have a center or the centers is everywhere and its circumference is nowhere.

Bhagavadgita II.16: A dialectic existence. The dialectic is not proposing to define the reality with the help of demonstrations and arguments. The realty is silence, and inaccessible to various thought processes. The objective of dialectics is to point out the invalidity of conceptual thinking. While establishing the true nature of Brahman, one should not describe the Brahman in totality or in parts, of unity or fractions, cause and effect. This is to eliminate all definite conception of the Brahman. Shankara says that cause itself is unreal, because it is not perceived independent of its own cause. Thus cause is an effect of another cause. So if we pursue the cause it turns out to be the effect and cause remains in mind only.

Bhagavadgita IX.4 & 5: Contradiction and certainty. Consciousness, which is ever present, never becomes unconsciousness. This consciousness may not be perceived readily, but it operates through sense of vision. The whole universe, “from Brahma down to a blade of grass” can not be separated from That. This is the supreme non-manifested (akshara) who never becomes an object of perception.

There is only one reality, and it is non-dual. Mandukya Upanishad teaches of no contact or no relations. The human experience is strongly chained to relations and rapport, and knowledge arises from such an interaction. Casualty is a principle that originates from relations to explain the effect. The theory of reason is inherent in such a logical evaluation of things.

On the lesser side of metaphysics, I am a little confused about the book cover that has warriors with rifles sitting on horses who look more like Islamic soldiers. Is this appropriate for a book on the philosophical discussion of Gita?

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Deepak Chopra – 7 Spiritual Laws of Success ~ Full Documentary Featuring Olivia Newton-John

The Full Documentary Featuring Olivia Newton John. Deepak Chopra condenses and explains each of the the 7 Spiritual Laws utilizing vivid color imagery, inspirational music and the testimonials of celebrities, family and friends.

Through the Wormhole- Tracking Souls to the Afterlife

In a video that recently aired on “Through the Wormhole” narrated by Morgan Freeman on the TV channel Science, Dr. Hameroff claims, “I believe that consciousness, or its immediate precursor proto-consciousness, has been in the universe all along, perhaps from the Big Bang.”

Understanding where consciousness comes from could solve mysteries such as what happens to the “soul” during near-death experiences, or when a person dies.

Dr. Hameroff goes on to share hypothetical scenarios derived from the Orch-OR (orchestrated objective reduction) theory of consciousness that he and Roger Penrose, mathematician and physicist, proposed in 1996. According to the theory, consciousness is derived from microtubules within brain cells (neurons) which are sites of quantum processing.

But what exactly is consciousness, where does it come from and can it be scientifically proven? Dr. Stuart Hameroff, MD, is Professor Emeritus at the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology and the Director of the Center of Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona and much of his research over the past few decades has been in the field of quantum mechanics, dedicated to studying consciousness.

According to Dr. Hameroff, in a near-death experience, when the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing, and the microtubules lose their quantum state, the quantum information in the microtubules isn’t destroyed. It’s distributed to the universe at large, and if the patient is revived, the quantum information can go back to the microtubules. In this event, the patient says they had something like a near-death experience, i.e. they saw white light or a tunnel or floated out of their body. In the event that the patient is not revived, “it’s possible that the quantum information can can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul,” he said.

The Orch-OR theory of consciousness remains controversial in the scientific community. Many scientists and physicists have challenged it, including MIT physicist Max Tegmark, who wrote a paper in 2000 that was widely cited.

Still, Dr. Hameroff believes that “nobody has landed a serious blow to the theory. It’s very viable.”

~ Jahnabi Barooah is the Assistant Religion Editor of The Huffington Post. Originally from India, she graduated from Princeton University in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Her current interests lie in mysticism, theology, and religion and media. She is a passionate interfaith activist

Through the Wormhole- Final Destination for the Soul

Where does the soul go after our bodies have seen their last day? Morgan Freeman shares his thoughts on whether this is a question that science can actually answer.

The Biblical Concepts of Hell Part I ~ Humanity Healing


“His body was put to death, but he was brought to life through his spirit. And he preached to those souls, who were held in Sheol”
~ 1 Peter 3:18-19

The theme of a soul journeying to inferior planes is recurrent in many instances of ancient literature and we can easily pinpoint similar content in many religious and wisdom stories. From Greek mythology to the Judaism traditions, even passing through the Buddhist imagery, we find many texts that report the descending of an enlighten soul to the depths of the earth in order to rescue others or redeem itself.

The Descent of Jesus to the Underworld

In the particular case of Christianity, there are only a few sources that reference the passage reporting the passing of Jesus’ soul to “hell” for the accomplishment of the prophesy and the release of the Captives, those who are bound there. The Nicene Creed, from which the Apostles’ Creed is derived, is the Symbol or Profession of Faith in Christianity which narrates the significant parts of the life of the Master Jesus and says in its verses:

“…Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead;…”

In the Book of Enoch, it is reported how many angels became prisoners after the fall. It is in this book that we can identify the root of the theological concept reported in 2 Peter 2:4 and Judas 1:6.

“For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;”

“And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.”

In the Testament of Matthew, it is said that at the exact moment of the passing of Master Jesus on the cross, the Veils of the most sacred sanctuary of the Temple[1] in Jerusalem were ripped asunder and that many tombs were opened and many saints[2] were also able to resurrect.

and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appear to many.

Later in the Bible, we again find Peter saying:

“For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.” ~ 1 Peter 4-6

These are interesting statements because we see in the prophesies of Isaiah the “anointed” coming to proclaim the good news and to release the captives, being those in actual prisons or those that are “stuck” in the Other-world, such as those mentioned in 1 Peter 3:19.

One of books whose use by Christians was documented in the third century was the Gospel of Nicodemus[3]. It is currently listed in the Apocrypha. It includes an intensive and detailed narration of the journey of Christ through the underworld. Its account tells how Jesus was able to release from Hell the “Just”, the non-baptized people that died before the time Christ himself had walked the earth. It affirms that the non-Just souls had closed the underworld with seven seals. We can see some of the same doctrinal idea in Chapter VIII of the Apocrypha titled The Liberation of the Patriarchs:

“And the Lord stretching forth his hand, said: Come unto me, all ye my saints which bear mine image and my likeness. Ye that by the tree and the devil and death were condemned, behold now the devil and death condemned by the tree. And forthwith all the saints were gathered in one under the hand of the Lord.”

[1] Called the Second Temple, it was rebuilt by Herod the Great in the first century BCE.

[2] In this reference, “saints” referred to righteous individuals

[3] The Gospel of Nicodemus was originally called the Acts of Pilate.

The Awakening Heart : My Continuining Journey To Love ~ By Betty J. Eadie

Betty J. Eadie’s unforgettable bestseller Embraced by the Light described the inspiring story of her near-death experience and its life-changing effects, and influenced the lives of millions of people worldwide. Now she shares her journey of spiritual awakening…revealing how she has learned to live with the lessons from her experience, unveiling more mysteries of the spirit realm, and offering insights into how we all can live in a world where death need not be feared and we can embrace the simple, profound message of love that unites us all.

The Awakening Heart expands on the invaluable knowledge and insights she has received, giving us more revelations made known to her during her near-death experience and in subsequent visions and visitations, and showing us how the healing power of positive sacred energy can affect and uplift every aspect of our daily lives. Drawing on Betty’s own sometimes difficult spiritual awakening following her return to this life, as well as the ennobling experiences share by some of the people she has met on her journeys, The Awakening Heart radiates the strength of unconditional love, helping each one of us to seek and find the light of God within us.

Betty’s message of love is elemental: when we truly serve others, we grow spiritually. The Awakening Heart is an exciting inner adventure and a moving personal quest that will help us open our hearts, light our own spiritual paths, and infinitely strengthen our ability to love and be loved.

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Betty J. Eadie is the author of the New York Times #1 bestselling book Embraced By the Light. Her first book written, Embraced By the Light, became a permanent fixture on bestselling lists throughout the world, printing well over 5,000,000 copies. Now on her second book, The Awakening Heart, Betty is supported by her eight children and eleven grandchildren and she will be celebrating her thirty-third year of marriage with her husband Joe. Betty and Joe still reside in Seattle where they are raising little Betty, who is now sixteen years of age.

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Betty J. Eadie tells what her life was like before and after her visit to heaven. Betty gives understanding to pain, tragedy, and death. She explains that the reason we are here is to learn to love.

At the age of 31 following a routine surgery, Betty died and had what has been called the most profound and detailed near-death experience ever recorded. Betty J. Eadie is the author of the #1 N. Y. Times Best Selling book Embraced By The Light. The Awakening Heart, The Ripple Effect, and Embraced By The Light Prayers and Devotions for Daily Living are her additional books. In this interview Betty meets a man for the first time whom she helped to recover from being suicidal after losing 2 of his grand-children in a car wreck. Betty talks about her guardian angels, seeing her own spirit for the first time and her experience with the Light, whom she recognized as Jesus.

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The Constitution of Our Soul: Destiny’s Deliverance of Our Soul’s Rights By Kristy Kaye

The Constitution of Our Soul: Destiny’s Deliverance of Our Soul’s Rights presents an inspirational guide to the process of awakening the soul’s raw potential. Your soul has untapped power, and it is your right to learn how to harness that potential. Inside are helpful tools and techniques to guide your journey, all with the goal of helping you to return to your own innate omnipotence. Angels and confusion are explained in depth, as are the states of consciousness. The climate of their experiences as you travel through them on your return to your powerful true presence is also made clear.

Author Kristy Kaye explains techniques in detail to help you open to your inner truth—the Constitution of the Soul. With the information within, you can learn how to live from the pivot of spiritual laws, thus enabling you to reclaim your inner serenity, peace, abundance, tranquility, and contentment.

Here is an individual blueprint for life, designed to help you navigate your journey of soul discovery with ease and clarity. Explore the inimitable nature of its wisdom from eons of time and open the pages about how knowing your inner truth will expand your education in self-discovery.

Delve deep into the extraordinary participation of the angels in your every moment of life on planet Earth, and you’ll understand more about your transition and beyond. The secrets for how to reveal your soul’s constitution are investigated and portrayed comprehensively.

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Kristy Kaye has travelled extensively, researching cultures, beliefs, and traditions throughout the world. She was introduced to religious studies and belief systems early in life, and she continues her education today. Her real training, chronicled here, began in her forties, when she met her mentor and guide. She currently lives in New South Wales, Australia.

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Soul Journey to Love: 100 Days to Inner Peace ~ Irene A. Cohen, MD

Would you like to reach a state of inner peace, undisturbed by thoughts, feelings, or outside events? Soul Journey to Love contains one hundred inspirational messages, prayers, and processes for you to reflect upon and apply. The messages appeal to those who are interested in meditation and quieting the mind, and also to students of A Course in Miracles and non-dualistic philosophies. By reading these short, devotional entries you can be returned to your true self, to love and to God.

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Irene A. Cohen, MD is a psychiatrist, acupuncturist and interfaith minister who has had an integrative practice for 30 years. She resides in Austin, TX.

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The Real truth About Deepak Chopra – MUST WATCH

An amazing Insight into this Spiritual Leader who all by himself has changed the way we all look at our Body Mind Soul. How we are all connected

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Deepak Chopra
and Robert Thurman dialogue on the topic of Vedanta. The ONLY cause of suffering is “not knowing the true nature of reality”. Self realization and the means by which we come to understand the ultimate nature of reality is vital to true happiness.

Obama Karma: Lessons on Living Inspired by the 44th President ~ Russell Razzaque

President Barack Obama is one of the calmest, coolest and most compelling political figures in modern times. Dealt a grueling first term of wars, recession, and bitter partisan attacks, he has remained even-tempered, level-headed, and downright Zen.

Obama’s appeal runs even deeper than the revolution his ethnicity represents. His rare combination of inner peace and outer passion, his mix of realism and idealism, are qualities that have made him an iconic figure around the globe. Extraordinary emotional intelligence is perhaps the prime quality that has drawn Barack Obama’s supporters to him through thick and thin.

In Obama Karma, Russell Razzaque analyzes key moments in the life of our forty-fourth president that reveal his depth and self-awareness, especially when confronted with challenges. While temperament is largely inherited, emotional intelligence can be learned. Through simple exercises included in the book readers can learn to improve their own life skills and interpersonal relationships.

Finally, Obama Karma helps make the case for the re-election of Barack Obama on the basis of his extraordinary leadership in a singular time in history.

Russell Razzaque, PhD, has been a practicing psychiatrist for over fifteen years. His most recent book Human Being to Human Bomb was a psychological examination of suicide bombers. He is an attending psychiatrist across several mental health and addiction treatment centers in London. Razzaque has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Independent.

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