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15 years ago
gene douglas
Doug, evidently Mr. Fagan changed his ideas about this matter, as evidenced by the book he wrote about the El Ninos. I often do the same in my own writings because of my constant research. Where I'm concerned, it is extremely painful for me to change previous conditionings on these matters. I'll never forget when I first found out that Judaism originated in India. When I started writing my book a
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15 years ago
gene douglas
Doug, by 1000 A.D., Chan-Chan had been a dead civilization for four hundred years because a violent series of floods and droughts put it out of business around 600 A.D. Reference: Floods, Famines, and Emperors - El NiƱo and the Fate of Civilizations, by Brian Fagan). I personally feel that the people who built such a highly developed civilization as Chan-Chan would have needed two or three thous
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15 years ago
gene douglas
Doug, the word Chan-Chan, actually Shan-Shan, because the conquering Spaniards could not pronounce "Sh," is of North Indian and Western Chinese derivation. It means "District." It is used in the same way from Southern Arizona all the way to South America. For instance, the O'odhams of Arizona also use "Chan" when referring to "District." the fact that Shan-
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15 years ago
gene douglas
Doug, see the explanations and attachments I sent to your PC. My computer skills are not adequate for sending illustrations to this website. Gene
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15 years ago
gene douglas
Rick, there are so many different legends circulating among the various Mexican Indian tribes about Quetzalcoatl types, that a collection of them could easily fill a book. It simply is not true that the Spaniards "whitewashed" him (really them) in order to make the Amerindians gasp in fear and reverence upon dealing with Whites. They had Native-American White people in their own lands.
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15 years ago
gene douglas
John, I also want to add that I don't think that the Spanish conquistadores were racists. They were generally ignorant opportunists, elitists, and religious fanatics. Many people do not know that before the conquest, perhaps most of the common people among the Spaniards and Portuguese had Negroid ancestry - and this included the conquistadores. At the same time, the Aztecs would have not noticed
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15 years ago
gene douglas
Dear John, When I started researching the origins of our American Indians, I compiled a list of all the names for the Phoenicians, as well as the names of the leadership and warrior castes of the ancient Hindus. This list made it extremely easy for me to find out who settled and colonized Ancient America as well as the origins of such culture heroes as Votan, Quetzalcoatl, the Mayan Kukulcan or
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Peter, here's another thought on these matters. Since I was ten years old, I started studying and experimenting with these matters. In my life, I've stared at the sun, stopped up my ears and listened to the buzzing until it gave me tinnitus for life, concentrating on chakras, drove myself crazy trying to reproduce geometric symbols in my mind's eye, droned aum for endless hours, performed certain
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Peter, I'm not doubting the possibilities of what you say. Where the Universe is concerned, there's no room for dogmatism and skepticism. The new theory of mirror universes seems to suggest that three souls may be a quite conservative number. However, most of us who claim to have disengaged our mental selves from the physical are not yet conscious of that third self. Right now, it seems that man
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Dear Bazz, here's another thought I have in mind. If a good education does not contribute to one's spirituality, why is it in Moslem theocracies the people are so afraid of being led by uneducated clerics? Gene
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Dear Bazz, you are absolutely right that educational development makes an incomplete man if that all of oneself that is to be developed. Neither education nor science can save us if we're going to remain stubborn about that very real spiritual side of ourselves. I keep asking myself how many more millenniums of beatings is mankind willing to suffer before developing himself wholistically. Gene
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16 years ago
gene douglas
David, I, too, have achieved my insights through meditation - but not the kind of deep meditation in which one brings to mind a geometrical symbol, etc., until he can keep it as visible and fixed in his mind as if he were seeing it with his physical eyes. Krishmurti himself condemned this type of meditation, saying that it would ultimately cause serious brain damage. What I do is just take an ear
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Dear Dane, Genesis says, "Now that the man as become like one of us, knowing good and bad, what if he should stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever?" (22.) The above statement refers to divine beings as more than one person. The Mayan Popol-Vuh tells story similar to the one about Adam and Eve. It said that the first men had divine powers, j
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Nephratari, here's another thought for those of us who are crazy about this life - and that includes me. Even hell seems normal to a person who has never known any other state of existence. The Mexicans have a similar saying, "Even stones taste good when they are coated with hot pepper sauce" Gene
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Dear Nephratari, If the Hindu concept that mankind must pass through Sansara before achieving Moksha is true, that means that we must learn all about the physical world completely before such can be possible. Not everything is trees, rifers, and mountains. There are also electrons, quarks, and trillions of other secrets we don't know about yet. I true agree with you that regardless of the probl
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Greetings: In a prior posting, Mr. Novak asked for possible explanations for death. At the time, I was involved in other matters and did not post my opinions. The secret of death is really not hard to figure out if one has the courage and stubbornness to admit the truth that man is really a spiritual being encased in a physical body. Every religion on earth states more than clearly that the ear
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Dane, in one of Maria's posts, she described a really nauseating older person. Many old people don't deserve a lot of respect. For instance, let us take that senile old fool who killed and wounded those people in a Santa Monica flea market in Spring of this year. As a result, all of us older people suffer. I was just at the DMV recently. Nearly all older people, even though they tend to be good,
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Maria, like you, I would not like to have a guru. Each human is different and even when some degree of enlightenment occurs, the human is left with his ego. It is highly imperfect because mankind is still too far down at the bottom of the totem pole. Even the Hindus, who apparently go for gurus, mention their lack of authoritative reliability. Like you, I live here in Southern California, but up
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Hi Caduceus, it's good to read your posts again. People interested in learning about the death state should also read The Buddhist Book of the Dead. It's fantastic. Long ago, about the time I first started posting messages on this website, I described an experience in Mexico, that confirmed many of the teachings in the above named book. I'll recount it again. My wife and I went to spend Christm
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Maria, Mr. Mick Harper wrote me directly to my computer that he had really meant to say that the many untold and uncountable millions of people who have seen and experienced ghosts and other paranomal phenomena were the ones who were sane. The trouble with typewritten dialogue is that we cannot always gauge correctly correspondents' emotions and true intentions. I remember when I first started p
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Dear Dane, For me, a great proof of death and subsequent rebirth in the flesh is the fact that so-called "time" seems to speed up as people get older. When we're young, time hangs on us just like leaches. When I was a kid, I saw people as old as I am now (75), and they seemed as far away in time as the moon is high in space. Now, what seems like a week to a young person, just seems lik
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Dear Mick, I am friends with well-known Arizona artist, Jack Andrews. He has his own website at www.gci-net.com/users/v/vrartist. Jack and his wife Susanne live at the edge of the beautiful Organ Pipe National Park, near Tucson, Arizona. Jack is a big gentle giant of a man. Believe me, he's no sissy. And he's as sane as he can be. He doesn't drink or take drugs either. Last year, when my wife a
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Hello everybody, When I was a child, my parents told me about a strange occurrence in Western Texas when they were going together during the oil field days of the 1920s. I never tired of hearing it. They told me about a strange floating light that hid in a cave during the day and came out to wander around, at approximately 10:00 P.M. every night. This light seemed to have a will of its own and w
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16 years ago
gene douglas
Peter, A mysterious anomaly about the aging process is that the older one gets, the faster time accelerates. A week for a young child feels almost like a day for me, a 75 year old man. For instance, when a child is small, he views older people, including the historical period in which those older people were born, as exceedingly remote. Logically, it would seem that as a person ages, his past
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13 years ago
gene douglas
Martin, The Mexicans have a curiously disagreeable custom, in my opinion, of celebrating their own traditional holidays as well as theirs. They celebrate our Santa Claus Christmas on the 25th, the Tres Reyes (three wisemen) on the sixth of January, our Thanksgiving during the last Thursday of November, etc., etc., ad nauseum. Last night, they celebrated our Halloween. Tomorrow they celebrate thei
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13 years ago
gene douglas
Dear Debra, Perhaps what you have said about water may have something to do with what happened to me since I started meeting the sunrise regularly since this February. I can't seem to get enough water. I drink twice the amount that I did before then. Also, before February I was a cocaholic, drinking several cans a day. I have had absolutely no sodas of any kind since then, although I do still dri
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
13 years ago
gene douglas
Perhaps this theory about water will explain what happened to me since I first started meeting the sunrise every morning. I have since had this desire to drink as much water as possible. I automatically stopped drinking soda pop. Before then, I was a cocaholic. I haven't had soda pop of any kind since the end of February this year. And only one beer. It seems that my desire for water now is insat
Forum: Paranormal & Supernatural
15 years ago
gene douglas
What I'm about to say happened when I was dating my first wife in the country of Costa Rica in what was 1958, I think. What I am about to relate was published in the San Jose newspapers, so one can find the account in the newspaper files in the National Library. Also, anybody about my age living there at the time should know about this. If you know any elderly Costa Ricans, check this out, for it
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15 years ago
gene douglas
David, if people would be especially observant that the possibility of guardian angels exists, it may be possible for us to get enough evidence to prove that this is true. Gene
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15 years ago
gene douglas
Hoppy, the most neglected study in the world is the study of mankind and his purpose on this earth. You took up the subject of education. I'll continue with the second requirement for truly spirituality, which is virtue. Generally, we associate virtue with extreme sexual control. But it may be true that a virtuous person can also be sexual. When I was with the Marine Corps in Korea, I met one of
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