Searching For Enlightenment

Written By; Gary Wonning

It was in 1987 and I had just returned from Egypt, theShirley Mclaine movie, “Out On A Limb” had just premiered on TV. 

A friend of mine approached me about starting a metaphysical study group in town. 

I was all for it, but I made the statement that I doubted that many would come, I knew everyone in town and even though I had discussed it with several people, no one really showed an interest.

My friend went ahead and started the group and much to my surprise, almost sixty people came to the first meeting and the meetings went on for years.

People were reluctant to discuss their beliefs with someone else. Even though most were catholic, which I thought would be a deterrent, once they were in a comfortable environment with like-minded people, they willingly discussed their feelings on various topics.

You never know how what you do will effect others until you do it.

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

 

The Land of the Pharaoh

Written By: Gary Wonning

As the plane made it’s final approach into Cairo over the Egyptian desert, a chill went up my spine. Looking out the window, I saw the exact same scene I had visualized a few years earlier during the hypnotic regression when I experienced coming to earth several thousand years ago.

I had regressed back to a time in Egypt when I recalled teleporting from another planet, as my soul entered the earth’s atmosphere, I sensed I was forming a body by consciously gathering the minerals and elements out of the earth’s atmosphere.

I set foot on planet earth for the first time, I had come to Saqqara Egypt, a place not far from here. Now as the plane came in for it’s final approach, with darkness descending over the desert, looking out the window and seeing the Giza pyramids, I suddenly recalled seeing the same scene I remembered from my hypnotic session. WOW!

My mind raced back to that session, I had never been here before in this lifetime, there is no way I could have known what Egypt would look like at this time of day. I began to recall the things I had said and remembered during the recall, it had been a time of an awakening, a time to realize there was more to life than conventional wisdom teaches us.

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

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The Lost Culture Of the American Indian

Written By: Gary Wonning

The Lost Culture Of The American Indian

The American Indian, once a proud and honorable culture has succumbed to being dependent on the government for their very existence. At one time they as a whole were very independent and had a firm relationship with their Supreme Being or Their “God”.

And as such were very close and dependent on nature and the whims of the weather. They were so in tune they knew of approaching storms, hard times and stampeding buffalo. They often foretold of coming events, not only for their own personal tribes but for mankind and the earth as well.

This is not to say they were perfect, they knew little of fertilization and thus did farm out the land and when it became too depleted to raise crops, and the game had been all taken, they would move on to more fertile ground, thereby enabling the land replenish itself. They fought wars, captured slaves and committed many of the same atrocities as modern man.

The American Indian never developed any technology and thus didn’t advance their civilization one iota over ten thousand years, they were still living much the same in Columbus’s time as they were thousands of years before. This one fact eventually lead to their downfall, being big on spirituality and short on technology can only lead to disaster.

Today we have advanced to having the most technologically advanced society the modern world has ever known. We have new innovations coming at us daily, often times so rapidly it is hard to keep up. In the process, we Americans are also losing our rich culture.

Spirituality has become non-existent, many no longer practice any form of spirituality or religious belief and many times people who are so inclined are ridiculed into submission, so they remain quiet.

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

Meeting Lightning Man In the Out Back Of Australia

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The life of the Australian Aborigine

Written By: Gary Wonning

July 7th, This was to be our last day in the outback of Australia, I was beginning to feel as though I didn’t want to go back to the states, this felt like home to me.

Bright and early, at least early, found us boarding a pontoon boat for an excursion across the crocodile infested waters of Cooinda. Seeing several pairs of eyes in the water, the guide didn’t have to tell us twice that it was feeding time and if there was some part of our body we wanted to keep, it should remain inside the boat.

It was about this time Mark, our driver suggested that if we wanted to see one more Aboriginal Site, he would be willing to drive us.

Many things began racing through my mind, we had visited many ancient sites in the last three weeks and I really didn’t want to see any more rocks. The swimming sounded really refreshing, but what the heck, I could go swimming next week if I wanted. This was my last day in The Land of Oz, I wanted to enjoy it to the max.

I knew deep down that this was going to be a very special afternoon, wandering in the outback for almost a month, I was unaware of the date. July 7th, as I would find out later would be a highlight in my search for truth.

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

 

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 secrets our founders knew

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

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Time To Leave Egypt

 

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New year’s Eve in Cairo

Leaving Egypt

Written By; Gary Wonning

Our journey was coming to an end. The next day we would be revisiting the Cairo Museum and the Citadel. If time permitted, a last minute stop at the Cairo Marriott, a refurbished palace . The final evening we would be shopping at the Bazaar, a large flea market type shopping area in Cairo.

They reminded us many times not to give kids any money. If you gave them money, they would go begging on the streets instead of going to school.

Shopping at the bazaar, I felt a tug at my elbow. There stood a little boy who had rubbed fresh dirt on his face to make him look poor. His  outstretched hand and the frown on his face told me he was asking for money.

I thought, what the heck and gave him a quarter. Soon, I felt another tug, there were a dozen kids standing behind me with all their hands outstretched. Lesson learned.

The next morning, it was up at 4:30 to catch our 8:30 flight. The airport was a mad house. A security guard stopped me to check me with a hand held device. I had put my camera film in my coat pocket to avoid sending it through the x-ray machines. When the device reached that pocket, it went off. I attempted to pull my hand out of my pocket to show the guard what I had. He held up his hand, shouting ,”No,No” and turned and left. Guess he thought I had a gun.

As we departed my thoughts turned to home and returning to a normal life.

The Life of the Egyptians

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Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

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

 

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We Are Changing Our Culture By Changing Our Holidays

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There is a continuous move by the liberals to  change holidays to make them conform to political correctness.

The latest move is to vilify Columbus and change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day or  as some want, to change it to Fall Holiday.

Along the same lines, the same school district that proposed this wants to change Good Friday to Spring Holiday.

Good Friday is a religious holiday, a Christian religious holiday. That is why Good Friday exists, it isn’t a spring holiday. A spring holiday is spring break. The politically  correct crowd has only one motive, to destroy our way of life and institute what they think is a better secular lifestyle. It reminds me of what the Taliban did in Afghanistan, we all know how that turned out.

Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values and the only way we will survive as a nation is to adhere to those values.

That doesn’t in any way mean that no other religions are welcome, they are, but our core values are Judeo-Christian and that is how it should remain.

If we become a secular nation, we will lose all the values and traditions that made this country great.

We all know that Columbus wasn’t the first European to visit North America, many came before him, but that doesn’t diminish what he accomplished, and the effect his visit had on the world.

No other early visitor had such impact on world history. People say he treated the American Indians badly and as a result, their land was stolen by the evil white man. In those days many atrocities did occur, on both sides. The Europeans introduced smallpox to the western hemisphere, and the Indians gave us syphilis and tobacco. Fair exchange?

They say their land was stolen. What did they do with the land? The American Indians inhabited this land for ten thousand years, did they improve their living conditions or develop the resources available in the land of plenty? They lived here for generations and never improved their culture one iota. The natural resources were placed here by God for us to use in order to make our lives better, by not using what God gives us, we are squandering the land.

By nor advancing their culture and improving their way of life, they fell behind in the technology field, thus they were easy targets for another culture that had advanced. They brought about their own demise. We, as a people can only do two things, advance, grow and learn, or remain the same and fall into ruin.  I don’t think we were placed on earth to not improve our lives.

I have the utmost regard and respect for all native peoples. In light of how many times the American Indians actually helped the early colonists  settle this land, and the contributions they made, I believe in the end things turned out the way they were meant to. Going forward, I believe both the white man and the Indian could learn much from each other to make this a better world for all.

Common sense for the modern era

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

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