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Cleopatra. Commited suicide in 31BC. Egypt was then run by the Romans.

Moses (born around 1,540 BC)

End of the last Ice Age: 10,000 BC

The Watchers. In the Book of Enoch, the watchers are angels dispatched to Earth to watch over the humans. They soon begin to lust for human women, and at the prodding of their leader Samyaza, they defect en masse to illicitly instruct and procreate among humanity. Samyaza and associates further taught their human charges arts and technologies such as weaponry, cosmetics, mirrors, sorcery, and other techniques that would otherwise be discovered gradually over time by humans, not foisted upon them all at once.

The rise of the Watchers

The Nephilim. Described twice in the torah, these were giants, the offspring of 200 angels that slept with human women. Ridding the Earth of these Nephilim was one of God's purposes for flooding the Earth in Noah's time.

Nephilim | Justin Paul Walters

The Book of Giants is an incomplete manuscript that retells part of Enochs story where angels and women produce giants. It elaborates on the exploits of the giants, especially the two children of Shemihaza, Ohya and Hahya. It is likely that these tales were partially derived from ancient Near Eastern myths. Thus the name of one of the giants is Gilgamesh, the Babylonian hero.

Transendental Meditation is one of the most widely practiced, and among the most widely researched meditation techniques. It is a specific form of mantra meditation. The meditation practice involves the use of a sound or mantra and is practiced for 15–20 minutes twice per day, while sitting comfortably with closed eyes. The theoretical basis developed to underpin the Transcendental Meditation technique is the Science of Creative Intelligence (SCI).

Total Brain Functioning | CBE Schools South Africa

The Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish text, ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. It is not part of the bible. Written in 300 BC, all writers of the new testament were familiar with it and quoted it. There are five sections. The first part describes the fall of the Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim. The remainder of the book describes Enoch's visits to heaven in the form of travels, visions and dreams, and his revelations. Józef Milik has suggested that the Book of Giants ( in Dead Sea Scrolls )should be part of the collection.

The Forbidden Book of Enoch — World Mysteries Blog
  • Matthew Mayne

    Enoch lived before the Flood, during a time when the world was very different. Human beings lived much longer. Another difference was that angels and humans interacted freely -- so freely, that some of the angels begot children with human females. This is viewed by some as the source of the corruption that made the punishing flood necessary. The offspring of these unnatural unions were giants 450 feet high

The Hermetica are Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE,[1] mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher, generally identified with Hermes Trismegistus or "thrice-greatest Hermes", enlightens a disciple. The texts discuss the nature of the divine, mind, nature and the cosmos: some touch upon alchemy, astrology and related concepts. Recent studies suggest they are actually Greek interpretations of far more ancient egyptian wisdom literature from 6th century BC.

Control Dramas. This is a form of control when dealing with others. It’s within our nature to use them in response to real or perceived threats. There are four: Poor me, aloof, interrogator and intimidator.

  • Matthew Mayne

    1. POOR ME The “Poor Me” is a passive-aggressive and the most secretly manipulative of the four styles. This person will portray a false sense of being a victim in order to appeal to another person’s compassion, guilt or obligation through the manipulation of their sympathies. This person causes disharmony by creating feelings of guilt and obligation, or a need to appease or conform the person to their desires and beliefs. Mechanisms of this drama include: procrastination, forgetfulness, stubbornness, lying, dramatizing, sulking and intentional inefficiency. These individuals consistently externalize blame onto others. They have great difficulty taking responsibility for their actions without becoming argumentative or more manipulative. Despite a false presentation of assertiveness and self-confidence, these individuals are very envious of others, resentful of their peers and partners and their self-confidence is extremely poor.

  • Matthew Mayne

    2. ALOOF The “Aloof” is just a less passive and manipulative than the “Poor Me,” but more secretive. The “Aloof” approach is to create a vagueness and facade around themselves, forcing an undeserved investment of energy to gain information, commitment and emotion which should normally be shared in a straight-up, direct way. Essentially, they are “high maintenance” causing the other person to work hard at breaking through their facade in order to identify their true needs and desires. By their indirectness, their tact, and their façade, they appeal to us but as we try to develop an intimate or collaborative relationship, they retract, become distant and unapproachable. They do this because they are afraid that their inner secrets, fears, inadequacies or machinations may be exposed.

  • Matthew Mayne

    3. INTERROGATOR More aggressive but less manipulative than the two passive-secretive types, the “Interrogator” uses this style of drama by evaluating and asking questions with the specific purpose of finding something wrong or corrupt. If they find something, they can evoke a sense of conscious in a person that confuses and criticizes their intent, position or commitment. If this strategy succeeds then the individual being criticized is pulled into the drama which will never resolve in their favor. The trap lies in the individual feeling consistently judged by the “Interrogator” and paying attention to what the “Interrogator” may be thinking and feeling about them.

  • Matthew Mayne

    4. INTIMIDATOR “Intimidators” are the most aggressive of the four types. Their presence is well stated and felt and there is a threatening air of danger conveyed from them. They are unpredictable and can threaten, use harsh words and abusive actions uncontrollably. They will demonstrate a capacity for rage or violence. They also attack self-esteem by creating unwarranted guilt, a sense of worthlessness, a feeling of incompetence, and of course, fear. Often the “Intimidator” will also express threats publicly and boast illustrations of how they dealt with or destroyed others in the past.

The Celestine Prophecy. Some of the concepts are: 1. Vegetarianism can help connect with the Divine. 2. Synchronicity: Coincidences have deeper meaning in our lives. 3. The universe is a system of energy, that you can tap into. 4. Control dramas: People attempt to ‘steal’ spiritual energy from others by playing four different types of games. These are ‘poor me’ (passive aggressive), aloof, interrogator and intimidator. 5. You can consciously use your energy to help others.

Inner Transformation Books.
  • Doneta Mullen

    a wonderful adventure that will stay with you. I keep a copy on hand just to pass on to young people

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text written around the 6th century BC by the sage Lao Tzu, a record-keeper at the Zhou Dynasty court. The text is fundamental to Philosophical Taoism and strongly influenced other schools, such Neo-Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism. The passages are ambiguous, and topics range from political advice for rulers to practical wisdom for people. Because the variety of interpretation is virtually limitless, not only for different people but for the same person over time, readers do well to avoid making claims of objectivity or superiority The Tao Te Ching has been translated into Western languages over 250 times. According to Holmes Welch, "It is a famous puzzle which everyone would like to feel he had solved."

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The Egyptian Book Of The Dead. The text consists of a number of magic spells intended to assist a dead person's journey through the Duat, or underworld, and into the afterlife. There was no one definitive book, all were different, carrying variations of 192 known spells. The Book of the Dead was placed in the coffin or burial chamber of the deceased. It was painted on objects or walls, not papyrus.

Book of the Dead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Matthew Mayne

    The path to the afterlife as laid out in the Book of the Dead was a difficult one. The deceased was required to pass a series of gates, caverns and mounds guarded by supernatural creatures.[39] These terrifying entities were armed with enormous knives and are illustrated in grotesque forms, typically as human figures with the heads of animals or combinations of different ferocious beasts. Their names—for instance, "He who lives on snakes" or "He who dances in blood"—are equally grotesque. These creatures had to be pacified by reciting the appropriate spells included in the Book of the Dead; once pacified they posed no further threat, and could even extend their protection to the dead person.[40] Another breed of supernatural creatures was 'slaughterers' who killed the unrighteous on behalf of Osiris; the Book of the Dead equipped its owner to escape their attentions.

  • Matthew Mayne

    If the obstacles of the Duat were negotiated, the deceased would be judged in the Weighing of the Heart ritual. The deceased was led by the god Anubis into the presence of Osiris. There, the dead person swore that he had not committed any sin from a list of 42 sins. Then the dead person's heart was weighed on a pair of scales, against the goddess Ma'at, who embodied truth and justice. Ma'at was often represented by an ostrich feather. If the scales balanced, this meant the deceased had led a good life. Anubis would take them to Osiris and they would find their place in the afterlife. If the heart was out of balance with Ma'at, then another fearsome beast called Ammit, the Devourer, stood ready to eat it and put the dead person's afterlife to an early and unpleasant end.

  • Matthew Mayne

    This scene is remarkable not only for its vividness but as one of the only parts of the Book of the Dead with any explicit moral content. The judgement of the dead and the Negative Confession were a representation of the conventional moral code which governed Egyptian society. For every "I have not..." in the Negative Confession, it is possible to read an unexpressed "Thou shalt not"

Ego. The Ego. In spirituality, individual existence is often described as a kind of illusion. This sense of self is equated with material form and is unaware or unconscious of its own true nature. The ego is often associated with mind and the sense of time, which compulsively thinks in order to be assured of its future existence, rather than simply knowing its own self and the present. The spiritual goal of many traditions involves the dissolving of the ego, allowing self-knowledge of one's own true nature. This is variously known as Enlightenment, Nirvana, Fana, Presence, and the "Here and Now".

  • Matthew Mayne

    Eckhart Tolle comments that the ego's nature is compulsively hyper-active and compulsively (and pathologically) self-centered. In South Asian traditions, the state of being trapped in the illusory belief that one is the ego is known as maya. According to the mythologist Joseph Campbell, the chief reason for the concept of transcending the ego throughout Eastern philosophy is because the ego has never been properly separated from the Freudian id, and so the whole idea of developing out of ego not the pleasure but the reality principle is simply unknown.

The ego. Sigmund Freud

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The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu sacred text. It is divided into three sections, each of six chapters. the first section deals with Karma yoga, which is the means to the final goal, and the last six deal with the goal itself, which is Knowledge (Jnana). The middle six deal with bhakti, or devotion to god. Karma yoga leads to Bhakti yoga, which in turn leads to Jnana yoga. The context of the Gita is a conversation between Krishna and a prince on a battlefield.

  • Matthew Mayne

    The context of the Gita is a conversation between Krishna and a prince on a battlefield. This is largely regarded as allegory; it means the war which is constantly going on within man between the tendencies of good and evil. Gandhi took the position that the text is concerned with the "battle that goes on within each individual heart".

  • Matthew Mayne

    1. Karma Yoga is ACTION, or doing one's duties in life as per his/her dharma, or duty, without attachment to results – a sort of constant sacrifice of action to the Supreme. It is action done without thought of gain. Selfless Action is the ideal path to realize the Truth. 2. Bhakti yoga is loving devotion to God. It is the easiest and the highest path to salvation. 3. Jnana Yoga is a process of learning to discriminate between what is real and what is not, what is eternal and what is not. "When a sensible man ceases to see different identities due to different material bodies and he sees how beings are expanded everywhere, he attains to the Brahman conception."

Written around 100bc, the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali prescribes eight "limbs" or steps to quiet one's mind and achieve a state of Kaivalya, or inner freedom (yoga's ultimate goal). The Yoga Sutras form the theoretical and philosophical basis of Raja Yoga, and are considered to be the most complete definition. The Sutras also clarify many important esoteric concepts which are common to all traditions of Indian thought, such as karma.

  • Matthew Mayne

    A person in the state of kaivalya understands the world so well that he stands apart from it in the sense that he is not influenced by it, although he may well be in a position to influence the world. People in kaivalya behave like normal people, but they do not carry the burden of the world on their shoulders. They live in the world, but they are not subject to it.

  • Matthew Mayne

    According to yoga, the purpose of the whole of creation is to give us a context for understanding what we are and what we are not. When we understand that, then there is kaivalya, and prakrti (nature) has fulfilled its purpose. A person who experiences kaivalya sees prakrti, the material world, simply as it is, with no meaning beyond that.

The pain body. Introduced by Echart Tolle, and described as a psychic parasite that feeds on your negative thoughts. The pain body pretends to be your own thoughts and draws out negative mind movies in order to feed off them. According to Tolle, to neutralize the pain body, you just need to be conscious of it and watch it.

  • Brenna Pyanowski

    where I can get this?

  • Spiritual Science Research Foundation

    Dear all, this is actually a picture of a person being relieved of a negative energy (ghost) putting depressive thoughts on a spiritual seeker. The negative energy was removed through the spiritual practice of chanting

Mindfulness. Also known as living in the present. The default or narrative experience is when you experience the world with a thought stream that interprets that experience (maya). It's the stream of thinking conversation when you are listening to someone, when you get distracted by thoughts of the future or the past. It is how we are most of the time. · Direct experience is when we have little or no thinking, and are immersed in just sensing the experience. Deep engagement with music, walking on a beach just feeling the sand and water between the toes, playing sport in an immersed way are all examples of a direct experience. No little interpreter thinking and saying things for us in our head.

Justinian I. A roman emperor. He closed all philosophy schools in 529 AD, as he perceived their pagan character as being at odds with the Christian faith. Justinian I is considered a saint by orthodox christians.

A New Earth by Echart Tolle. Tolle sees humanity as trapped in thinking. Individuals derive a sense of identity from these thoughts, and it becomes impossible to achieve lasting happiness. The escape from this ongoing prison is a direct experience of that which stands outside categorisations and divisions of conceptual thought. A key way which Tolle suggests this can be done is to bring one's attention to the present moment.

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Maya. Original Sin as Hindu scriptures state is Maya or 'Illusion' or False knowledge.

Maya Illusion | Setanta Hypnotherapy Clinic

According to various esoteric teachings, a subtle body is one of a series of psycho-spiritual constituents of living beings. Each subtle body corresponds to a subtle plane of existence, in a hierarchy or great chain of being that culminates in the physical form. It is known in different spiritual traditions; "the most sacred body" and "supracelestial body" in Sufism, "the diamond body" in Taoism, "the light body" or "rainbow body" in Tibetan Buddhism, "the body of bliss" in Kriya Yoga, and "the immortal body" in Hermeticism. Clairvoyants sometimes say that they can see the subtle bodies as an aura. The practice of astral projection, as described in various literature, is supposed to involve the separation of the subtle body from the physical.

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The God Venus was often associated with the apple. When you slice an apple in half, the seeds form a perfect pentagram.

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Venus traces a pentagram in its orbits around the sun. Subsequently it has often been associated with the pentagram.