This is part one of my latest class. It’s over 600 slides from start to finish so I will do this as a series. I hope you enjoy it.
Our world is a magical place and we are just beginning to understand it. Science attempts to explain reality but it’s from a perspective created in our most physical and material age. We think of science as absolute truth, but if you look at the history of scientific development you’ll see that it is constantly revised, altered and often reversed as we learn more about our world. When we add more information or change the perspective a more complete truth emerges.
So we’re beginning to understand that matter at its very core is energy, directed by thoughts of an intelligent collective, which includes us. The frequency of molecular vibration determines its expression to matter. Our reality exists within a particular range of frequencies, giving it certain qualities, but also limiting creation with time and space. In other words our potential for creating our reality is limited by frequency ranges. The higher the frequency, the more complex the manifestation and the more capable we are of understanding All That Is.
The natural world is based on fractal patterns. Beyond man made timing is the timing of Nature, the days caused by the spinning of the earth facing away from and toward the sun, the months are measured by the cycles of the moon, the years are a complete revolution around our sun. We are also governed by a much larger cycle caused by an unknown factor that also regulates the precession of the equinoxes. This cycle has been called The Great Year by Plato and the cycle of the Yugas by ancient India’s wise men. References have been made to this knowledge in various ancient texts and mythologies.
Universal Myths Of The Ancient World
Imagine a gigantic comet strikes the Earth today. The event is so big and damaging that half or more of the human, plant, and animal population is wiped out instantly and in the following years. Our whole civilization will collapse. Try to imagine the entire world’s power grid is out. No more electricity, no food or water left in any stores and no iPhones or internet! People steal from each other and kill each other just to eat and stay alive. Governments and cultures break down. We are then back into a dark age. As the years pass, new generations forget everything that was before. Cities and buildings and highways are now crumbling. Nature is taking back everything. The catastrophe and aftermath is so bad that we are even pushed back to being again like cavemen. More generations come and go. Hundreds of years have past, and what was once a highly intelligent and technologically advanced society and civilization is now back to the stone age.
Somewhere in space, in orbit around the Earth or beyond or maybe in underground cities, there were survivors that managed to keep their technology. Things have finally calmed down here on Earth, nature is vibrant and full of life again. Time and erosion has hidden or erased almost all of the previous worldwide advanced civilization. Only the megalithic stone temples, monuments, and pyramids remain. The now clueless people witness something incredible. Strange helmeted, suited, men come down from the heavens, flying through the air. The “Star People” then teach them agriculture, introduce them to better tools and weapons for hunting. These men are the teachers and saviors of humanity. Such power and knowledge that came from the stars. They most surely are gods! Some of these human men, see an opportunity for power and control over a back to primitive, people and take advantage of them.
I believe in life on other planets. The universe, multiverse, dimensions, cosmos is too huge for us to be the only intelligent life, but I give our ancient humans more credit. To me, anything that can’t be explained is not always aliens. This has all happened before, and it will happen again. The question remains, are those myths something that existed in the minds of our ancestors, or were they based on true events? It is true that most of those stories appear to the scientific world as fictitious products of vivid imaginations whose goals were purely to explain phenomena beyond their comprehension. This only proves that our modern society is confused or has been mislead about our past.
The Great Flood
The idea of a flood that drowns the entire world pops up in almost every single culture. (281 cultures so far) Jews and Christians know it as the story of Noah, but other versions almost certainly predate the Genesis account. The Ancient Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, which includes the tale of building a boat, filled with animals to escape a deluge, and eventually comes to rest on a mountaintop. Other versions appear in Hindu, Mayan, and Native American legends. In 2009, National Geographic reported on the utter lack of evidence for a globe-destroying super-flood. Could this universal myth simply be the faded memory of a real event that occurred around 5,000 BC?
Cultural myths don’t just entertain us and record historical events. They also serve to explain why the world is the way it is. Hence the prevalence of stories designed to give a reason for some mystery of existence. In the Bible, we have the Tower of Babel, which explains why we have different languages. God’s speech prior to expelling Adam and Eve from Eden is another example, giving a reason for both the agony of childbirth and why ancient man had to toil all day in the fields. The Pandora Myth gives a reason for the existence of disease and suffering. There are myths that explain why incest is forbidden, and how medicine came into existence. Anything you can think of has some poetic explanation somewhere
Everything that begins has an end, and our ancient ancestors knew that as simply as we do. No surprise then that most cultures carry an End of Times myth to counter their creation story, a sort of consolation prize for those who won’t live to see the actual end. For Christians, this apocalypse is a gigantic epic that plays out over many, many years and involves so many disasters, wars, and calamities that it’s hard to keep track. In Hinduism, it’s another epic battle followed by a rebooted universe, while Buddhism annihilates the world in a incredible atomic fireworks display. Most humans throughout history have lived with their own personal vision of the end of everything, one that makes sense in the context of their lives and cultures. And that’s all these myths really are: ways for us humans to make sense of the world we live in, no matter when or where we are.
“You remember only one deluge, though there have been many… Of all the changes which take place in the heavens this reversal is the greatest and most complete. There is at that time great destruction of animals in general, and only a small part of the human race survives.” – Plato 360 B.C.E
Man has existed millions of years on earth. He has attained magnificent advanced civilizations which eventually fall, sometimes almost causing humans to go extinct. This is the teaching of 2 of the world’s great religions, Baha’i and Hindu.