Sunday, February 05, 2006

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In fundamentalist Christian theology, which has permeated the cultural milieus of the Afterlife for Western culture, there is a heaven and a hell. Life in these realms of the Afterlife, according to this theology, is fundamentally based on a repentance of sins and a belief in Jesus Christ. Much of our thoughts about Heaven and Hell in the Afterlife may be influenced by Dante’s epic poem The Divine Comedy, which also postulated a Purgatory, where souls are tormented on a temporary basis before they can enter the Heavenly Kingdom. In Purgatory, souls are purified en route to their progression towards an Afterlife in Heaven. Many Near Death Experiences and the experiences of Mediums and Psychics seem to deny this interpretation.

A more startling rendition of the Afterlife, which claimed to have the underpinnings of reality, was Emmanuel Swedenborg’s account of his own personal visitations to these realms in Heaven and Hell in its Wonders. This book formed the basis of the Swedenborgian Church which postulated its teachings on the alleged experiences of its founder/scientist in the Afterlife.

In ancient Judaism, the Afterlife was not very precisely described in what we now call the Old Testament. It was called Sheol. After Christianity became the pivotal religion in the West, the concept of the became rather more complex and important. In Christianity, man’s entire purpose and destiny lies in the disposition of his Afterlife experience. Hell and its torments became quite explicit in the Middle Ages, set against the detailed joys and splendor of an Afterlife in the Heavenly Kingdom with Jesus.

Until fairly recently, there has been no way to actually test or explore the reality of the Afterlife. But, with the publication of Dr. Raymond Moody’s book, Life After Life, based on NDE or Near Death Experiences, there have been ample accounts and some studies of people claiming to have entered other dimensions, with other laws and conditions, that have some kind of consistency on a statistical level. The Near Death protocol described by Moody initially involves events like floating above one’s actual body until, at some point, the subject leaves this realm and passes through a tunnel, encounters and is greeted by friends or relatives, encounters a Higher Spirit, experiences a Life Review, where the subject re-experiences their entire life. Some get a taste of what these higher realms are like before returning to this world.

One famous NDE and Afterlife experience involves a CIA agent and assassin named Dannion Brinkley who, at the height of his covert activities, was struck by lightening in his home. Following this event, Brinkley allegedly died, passing onto another realm in the Afterlife, during which his physical body was actually placed in the Morgue, following an unsuccessful attempt to revive him. Brinkley eventually became one of Moody’s key students, having gained certain special gifts from the Afterlife. The first gift from the Afterlife, according to Brinkley and Moody, was the development of a telepathic rapport with other people, involving the recognition of intimate details of their lives. The second one was knowledge of the future, derived by glimpsing inside certain boxes he was shown in the Afterlife. Another gift was his obtaining an intimate glimpse of the Afterlife, including a visit to its inhabitants and some of its holy buildings.

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Channelling is a new name for an ancient practice. Many people believe that life continues after death and that the spirits of the departed can be contacted and spoken with. The messages they receive are reputedly from dead people, guides, or angels.

It isn’t known who coined the term channelling. However, instead of focusing on contacting departed loved ones, channellers often contact guides, masters, aliens, or Archangels. Many mediums channel the same entity or entities repeatedly.

The theory is that the soul or spirit of the medium is pushed aside or leaves the body. This makes room for the other energy to enter and use the body for a period. The shift of energy can take seconds or minutes. Often as the shift begins, the body may shake or quiver.

Often the chaneller is unaware of what is happening until after they come out of their trance. This process is known as unconscious channeling. Chanelling is not the same as possession, where a person’s body is taken over by an evil spirit. The channeller allows the entity to use their body for a short period so that they can learn from them.