The Downfall of the Knights Templars

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Written by Gary Wonning 

After their first journey to the Temple Mount and after returning to France, the Knights Templars suddenly became very wealthy and as time went on, became more and more prosperous. They eventually became wealthier than the church, which ultimately led to their falling out of favor with the pope, who then had them drummed up on false charges, arrested them, and eventually executed all they could capture.

Their Grand Master Jacques DeMolay was burned over a fiery pit in 1314.

In turn the pope confiscated all their vast wealth.

Many of the Knights who survived then escaped to Scotland and freedom.

Throughout history, the masonic order has had an enormous influence on history.

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Gary 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

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The Egyptians Knew How To Build A Society

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The Egyptians were able to predict the flooding of the Nile River and in so doing plan the best time to plant their crops. Because of the ability to recognize and harness something of regularity, they were able to lay the foundations of their economy and their empire.

They were the first to unite what might otherwise be thought of as independent city states, and by doing so, impacted our own concept of what a nation should be.

Their model created the idea of a nation as a society with defined boundaries, currency, and government. The combination of those three elements allows an economic growth trajectory that is ultimately greater than the sum of its parts.

Architecture is the most famous legacy of the Egyptian culture. The Egyptians were the first to employ the use of architecture on a massive scale for purposes other than defense or shelter. Their use of architecture for religious and socio/political reasons has been monumental in the future evolution of all global cultures.

With regularity, they realized that stones make buildings, and buildings make cities, the cities make nations and nations make societies.

Because they saw how buildings could shape the way in which people interact with each other and their leadership, the Egyptians were the first to purposely plan and design buildings and cities for influencing the people of a nation.

Using the Egyptian idea of magic, which is to influence something by indirect means, architecture was the ultimate magic by which to influence society.

Many of the rituals of the masonic lodge were practiced in Ancient Egypt. 

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Gary 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

The Secrets of Masonry

 

Written by Gary Wonning

With the murder of Seqenenre Tao, the secrets of king making were lost forever.

In those times, many of the Egyptians were quite adept at things of a spiritual nature and were proficient in the arts and sciences of the esoteric world. The five major tenants of Egyptian mysticism prove this.

To learn more of the influence of Masonry on the World: 

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Gary 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

Can Souls Die ?

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Written by Gary Wonning

Many have asked if it is possible for a soul to die. If a person leads a totally regressive life and does all sorts of unimaginable evil, does his soul die and rot in hell?

A soul is energy and energy can neither be destroyed or die.  However, when one engages in activity detrimental  to the highest good, the soul can become detached from the physical body, the lack of faith shown by the individual creates a situation where the individual becomes empty and the soul shrinks from importance and begins to lose energy.

Once a soul depletes it will have very weak energy, and not able to reach their Guide or connect with the higher state of being. It is then very hard for it to return in physical form. We might relate this to being depressed in our current reality. They would need time and contemplation to once again be ready to return to the physical form to proceed to their next earthly lessons. 

They would continuously float between the two dimensions until they once again find their way Home, often aided by other souls. In this process, they would learn there are always other souls who are more than willing to aid them in their journey back. The souls offering the assistance are also advancing their development by aiding those in distress. 

The affected souls may end up in lower dimensions of life and continue their process from these lower levels, sort of a refresher course, if you would.  Once they realize there are always guides available to assist in their progress, they will receive guidance . If they are not open, there is no guidance for them. It is one of the valuable lessons of the soul. Sometimes the hardest lesson to learn is to accept help from others. 

There are always souls who are ready and willing to help if and when we ask. But we also need to be open to them. How many times have you asked for guidance and then closed yourself to any nudging you may have gotten from those beyond?  How many times have you ignored the promptings of the soul because you were afraid, or didn’t believe, or were afraid there may be a successful outcome of your actions. 

Many times, we as humans are more afraid of success than we are of failure. When we succeed, many times more is asked of us and we are afraid of the challenge.

The Guides send messages through thoughts, dreams, and the realization of desires. The message isn’t always a loud booming voice from the heavens so often depicted in the bible.  I would venture to guess, those voices many of the prophets heard, were just subtle messages or thoughts such as we are talking about today.

The spirit guides don’t just work with one person, they are available to everyone, but we need to remain open to the possibility and not close ourselves down because we think it is too absurd to enter our vision of reality. 

Many times people refer to their good fortune as “luck”, it isn’t luck, or coincidence, there are no coincidences. It is the universe responding to our requests, and we being open to receive the message.

As I became aware of in my own personal journey, there are many truths we have yet to learn.

Gary 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

 

 

 

The Ten Comandments

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A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.

After explaining the commandment to “honor thy father and thy mother,” she asked “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”

Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, “Thou shall not kill.”

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

The Two Pillars Of Humanity

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Written by Gary Wonning

Consequently, in order to appease the Romans. Jesus, King of the Jews, who was a political rebel, was crucified on the cross.

According to some, Jesus Barabbas was the Son of God,  the Romans set  him free.

If there were two men named Jesus, it would solidify the duality of life and allude to the two pillars of life, a belief that has descended through the ages.

There were many claimants of the title messiah at that period in time, and two different sects may have each had their own messiah. The meaning of messiah was defined as someone destined to become king, once you made king status, you were no longer a messiah, you were the king.

Tradition held that there would be two messiahs, to work hand in hand to achieve the final victory of Yahweh and achieve victory for his chosen people. This aligns with the twin flame concept which alludes to the theory that at creation, each soul split into two separate entities, each going its own way, learning and growing on its own in order for the soul to learn separateness from its own self and to learn more quickly than if it was just one entity.

These two represented the two pillars of civilization, the pillar of an earthly king and the pillar of a heavenly king, the two must work hand in hand to form a more perfect union.

A society or culture to continue and flourish must contain the two pillars of government, the political pillar and Godly pillar, and they must work hand in hand.  A country cannot remain strong and free without the hand of God guiding it. 

As we have seen, the two pillars hold a significant position in the civilization of mankind, signifying several different things in various cultures and religious belief systems, such as good/evil, male/female, night/day, darkness/light, etc.

 

Even a successful marriage enlists the concept of the two pillars,  The male presides over the family and the female presides over the home, thereby forming a perfect union.  

The longing for the soul to once again reunite into one is the cause of much conflict in the world as each half continuously tries to find itself. Many go into and out of relationships looking for that special “one”. 

In reality, we are each that special one, we are each two halves of the whole residing in one body.

We are looking for the divinity in ourselves, once we find that the search for our twin is complete.

Gary 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

Live and Let Live: The Right Way To Live

Common Sense goes a long way in this world

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

Written by Gary Wonning

Many on the left honestly believe that most conservatives are narrow minded and want everyone to live by their values. 

They think that just because those on the right have a stronger moral code than many on the left, that those on the right are hypocrites and want every one to walk the straight and narrow.

While this may be true in some instance, and while I think many would like every one to try and live a moral and upright life, most on the right know this isn’t going to be the case, none of us are perfect and it is unrealistic to believe any of us can live a life unblemished, but that doesn’t keep us from trying. Just because we fail occasionally doesn’t make us hypocrites, it makes us human.

Most people I know who are conservative are of the opinion that each person is responsible for his or her  actions, the choices he makes are his own, and it is none of our business what they think, feel or act, as long as it doesn’t affect my life or decisions. 

We have no business trying to control their thinking, from what I have seen controlling others actions and thoughts  is a trait of the left. 

If we don’t believe in something, or  think something isn’t the correct thing to do, we don’t do it, or don’t buy it, and in most cases we don’t try to take it away from someone else, that is their choice. 

Sure, we often state our opinions and beliefs, that is our right and obligation to do, we have freedom of speech.

The left also has the freedom to listen or not to listen and not try to control our thinking.

Many on the left can’t understand how we can oppose an ideal or action and not hate the person who expresses that particular opinion. 

It has nothing to do with the person, his race, religion, creed, sex, or any other physical attribute. It is only what he states as his belief, we have a perfect right to disagree, it has noting to do with being racists, a bigot,  or sexist, it is only because we disagree with his or her opinion, we would disagree regardless of their physical appearance.

I’m not sure why that is  so hard to understand. 

Read my book, The Wisdom of Our Ancestors to learn more of the values that make us what we are today.

What do you think?

Gary 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