The Gnostic Resurrection

In the Gnostic work, Treatise Resurrection, ordinary human existence is described as spiritual death whereas the resurrection is the moment of enlightenment revealing what truly exists. Whoever grasps this idea becomes spiritually alive and can be resurrected from the dead immediately.

The Gospel of Phillip says:

Those who say they will die first and then rise are in error, they must receive the resurrection while they live.

This is in direct conflict with the church that believes only those who have had direct access to Christ, or their representatives have direct access to the resurrection, all others must go through them.

Most Gnostics view Jesus, not as a God, but as the man who illuminated the pathway.

Whoever sees the Lord through inner vision can claim his or her own authority equals or surpasses that of the apostles and their successors.

In other words, they don’t need an intermediary to communicate with God.

The concept of gnosis(knowledge) is the exact opposite of the Church’s concept of faith. and it is the type of thought process that fits well with masonry.

The blogger has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Wisdom of our Ancestors: Return to the Land

 

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by; Gary Wonning

Return to the Land

Because modern technology has resulted in an easier life style, America as well as much of the rest of the world has moved away from being an agrarian society. Societies before ours lived much closer to the land, their whole life centered on the weather, and the abundance or lack thereof, of the annual harvest. When the harvest was bad, people grouped together because of a need to survive. The ancient aborigines didn’t even reproduce during years of severe drought.

With all of our modern advances, we have theoretically eliminated starvation and need in modern society. If one is willing to work and place their priorities in the proper perspective, one can achieve anything his or her heart desires as long as they have the human capabilities to do it.

In most cases this is a good thing, however, there is a down side also. By eliminating much of the hardships our ancestors endured, we have also eliminated the sense of community and dependence on each other, as well as our closeness to the earth and our natural world.

Even our native cultures, what is left of them, have moved away from their basic moral structure and become less spiritual than in previous generations. Many have lost their way and have resorted to drugs and alcohol as a means of dealing with life’s problems.

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I don’t think there are many people alive today that if they had a choice, would want to live in a teepee or a “humpie” in the outback of Australia and many people no longer have a spiritual foundation, as is evidenced in their life style. Having said that, there are still many people who would like to be able to follow the customs and beliefs of their native peoples, while maintaining their current lifestyle.

Civilization, as we know it started with a high spiritual base and slowly moved to a more materialistic society, with it came an easier, safer life with more comfort than our ancestors could have imagined in their wildest dreams.

Along the way, we have lost sight of what is really important in life, we, as a whole have lost sight of our moral values, the values which built this great society in which we live. It is now time to return to the beliefs of our forefathers, they knew what they were talking about.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Power Of The Mind

Written By: Gary Wonning

The Power of the Mind

At the time I had a customized van which was in excellent condition. I drove into the little town mulling through my mind my financial condition. I determined I had all the bases covered as long as nothing major come down the pike. The thought suddenly came into my head I only had one method of transportation, my van, and if anything happened to it, I would have a problem.

As I glanced down at the dashboard, the oil light suddenly came on, fear gripped me. I then realized I was creating this event and began thinking about how good a condition the van was in and I wasn’t going to have any problems with it.

As quickly as the light came on, it went off and stayed off. The van ran for many thousands of miles after that with no mechanical problems whatsoever.

A good lesson on how powerful the mind is, and how we do create our reality. There are times we do need to attend to the “real” life, but many times it is a figment of our imagination.

The spiritual journey of a bashful country boy

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a personal spiritual journey

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

Restore Your Spiritual Foundation

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

 

Written By: Gary Wonning

Many people have no spiritual foundation, they have nothing to believe in, the wealth and fame creates guilt because they have so much more than others and when they strike out at the establishment, they are actually striking out at themselves. They feel like they don’t deserve it and unconsciously compensate by blaming someone else for their insecurities.

The best way to give people a sense of worth is to have them work for what they have, when people are given what they want and need with no effort on their part, what they are given has no value to them because there was no effort to earn it. The worst thing society can do is to give an individual or group of individuals a free ride, it never works to any one’s advantage.

To restore your spiritual foundation, one needs to develop a sense of self-worth and a belief in a supreme being.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

 

 

 

We Are In Control Of Our Destiny

 

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A New World is Revolving

We have all been taught in church at least a million times that Jesus healed the sick. He also said,”These things that I do,you shall do also”. Jesus came to be a teacher, to show us the way back to our own God-Form, he was trying to teach us to perform the “miracles” he performed, he didn’t come to be worshiped. When are we going to get this? We all have in us the ability to do the same things he did.

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That is what we as a people need to be learning, all of us can reclaim our heritage, we can become Gods, as Jesus did. By reclaiming our heritage, then, we will be able to change our destiny, heal ourselves and others,and evolve in a positive manner, not in the negative way we on this planet have chosen. When that is comprehended, there will be no more wars, crime ,disease, or any of the other so-called abominations  known to man. It is entirely our decision,no one can make it for us, Jesus will not save anyone, we save ourselves, he only tried to show us the way to enlightenment.

A personal journey of enlightenment

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a personal spiritual journey

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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My First Past Life Regression

My first past life regression

Written By; Gary Wonning

January 22,1985 will be a day I will never forget. It had taken me quite some time to build my confidence enough to undergo hypnosis. I had been wanting to try hypnosis for quite some time, but the only people that I knew that had undergone this were in the books that I had read, I didn’t know any real people that had “been there”

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The sunsets behind the Egyptian sphnix

Earlier in the fall of 1984, Tom had placed an ad in the local paper stating that he could stop someone from smoking by the use of hypnosis. Seeing this ad, I thought about it for about a month, and finally, after working up my courage I went to see him.

This was back in 1984, very few people believed this stuff back then, and I will have to admit that I was more than just a little nervous about discussing this with a professional in a town where everyone knew me.

“Have you done any past life regressions?” I asked.

“Well, yes I have done three.” Was his nervous reply.

Needless to say, this didn’t build my confidence any. I thought about it for about three months and finally decided to give it a try.

After putting most of my fears behind me, I scheduled an appointment with Tom. My wife who had always been open to a lot of new ideas, had in the past few months suddenly become more fundamentalist in her thinking and was extremely opposed to my new way of thought, saying that because of what I was doing I would surely wind up in Hell. Since I didn’t believe in Hell I kept my appointment with Tom.

A Lifetime Adventure

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A journey of spiritual discovery

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

Accepting New Realities

Written By: Gary Wonning

It is said every time we make a decision in life, be it a small decision such as buying a hot fudge sundae or changing our life completely, there is an alternate reality where we are living our life based on the decision we didn’t make.

To access these realities, we only need to focus on them and they enter our life. Most of the time this is done subconsciously as most of us don’t possess the ability or desire to enter different dimensions. We have enough to deal with in this reality.

Occasionally something “bleeds” through and we encounter beings from other dimensions and are at a loss as to how this could be, it normally is beyond our understanding and what we have been taught to believe. We may contemplate it for a while but the event is soon to be forgotten and only occasionally remembered.

I believe these particular events are gentle reminders from our own consciousness to help us remember there is more to life than the reality we are living in the present. Many times these events come about when an individual or group of individuals are about to engage some form of spiritual or religious experience, such as going to church or praying. That fact leads me to believe the mind has to be in a certain state of consciousness for the event to come about.

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A journey of spiritual discovery

When these situations come upon us, we humans need to examine why it came about and begin to understand the possibility of there being alternate realities and universes. Many times fear or the unwillingness to go beyond what we have been taught keeps us from researching it further. Researching the event can alter our religious beliefs and thus can be very scary.

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The sunsets behind the Egyptian sphinx

What we have been taught spiritually forms our whole basic belief system and to change that can tear at our very soul. There is a basic human thought that to change our beliefs is to destroy our self. Nothing can be farther from the truth, to alter our beliefs only adds to and complements what we already believe and should make our values stronger.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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