Monday, June 30, 2014

The Dalai Lama Speaks on Compassionate Ethics in Livorno, Italy

Livorno, Tuscany, Italy, 15 June 2014 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama began the last day of his Italian visit by arriving early at the Modigliani Forum to do preparatory prayers for the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment. After completing the preparations His Holiness welcomed Bishop Simone Giusti of Livorno on the stage.

"It is a great honor to have a spiritual brother from a major religious tradition present here ahead of my teachings of the Buddha. I always mention that all religions teach the same message, the practise of love. Philosophically there are major differences between our two religions but the aim is the same - to make everyone a better person with moral ethics." His Holiness said.

His Holiness expressed his desire to participate in a Christian prayer service during his next Italian visit, as he said it would not be possible this trip, since he was leaving the next morning. He once again conveyed his warm welcome and deep appreciation to Bishop Simone Giusti on behalf of the Buddhist community in Italy.

Bishop Simone Giusti thanked His Holiness for his words and welcome saying that he was extremely happy and equally honored to be in the presence of His Holiness. He said there are many people in this world who have lost their way and for whom His Holiness' message of love and compassion brings new hope. He once again thanked His Holiness. His Holiness held on to the hands of Bishop Simone throughout their conversation and also walked with him as he left the stage.

His Holiness then conferred the Avalokitesvara Empowerment. In the afternoon His Holiness returned to the Modigliani Forum to give a public talk on Compassionate Ethics attended by more than 6000 people.

He began by talking about the Tibetan national flag, having signed one on his way to the stage. He recalled his conversation with Chairman Mao in Peking, China during his China visit in 1954-55, during which Chairman Mao told His Holiness that he should display Tibet's national flag if they had one. His Holiness said that the Chinese leaders at that time were dedicated people and that he admired them. He went on to add that as far as a social economic theory was concerned he considered himself a Marxist.

His Holiness said that he enjoyed his Italian visit. Whenever he met members of the public they showed genuine human feeling towards him and he thanked everyone for the love that they had shown. He had just one complaint, and that was the hot weather, which is beyond everyone's control, he said.

Speaking on ethics, His Holiness said that he considered all actions carried out for the welfare and benefit of other's wellbeing as ethical. He advised people to develop a sense of concern for wellbeing of others. Ultimately, this will benefit oneself. This he said was being wise-selfish. Sincerely caring for others wellbeing leaves no room to bully, cheat or harm others. This benefits us because our mind will be much happier leading to a happy life, he said.

At the time of birth a child does not know any word, any language, but is totally dependent on its mother's love and affection. Scientists have found through study that for a new born child a mother's touch is very crucial for the proper development of the brain in the initial few weeks after birth. His Holiness said that the affection of mother at an early age in life is very important.

He concluded his talk saying that the first person who benefits from showing compassion to others is oneself. "So please practise love and compassion," he said.

The question and answer session started with questions from young children aged around 7 years and one from a young man in his teens who told His Holiness that like him there are many teens in Europe who are worried about their future and asked for advice.

His Holiness said that he places high hopes on the new generations of young people belonging to the 21st century and asked them to take the lead in being the change that they want to see. He called for them to pay more attention to inner values and moral ethics, over and above the current education system. He said by his talks and other appearances he is sending out a message to youth everywhere that he was with them in their efforts to make the 21st century a more peaceful and compassionate century.

There was one question on the subject of the demonstrations held for the past two days by Shugden supporters. One man asked His Holiness how does one differentiate between the actor and action in this case and what should the attitude of Buddhists like him be towards these protestors.

His Holiness replied that the Shugden problem is nearly 400 years old and that the Great 5th Dalai Lama and the 13th Dalai Lama considered this spirit harmful and advocated against its worship. He said that he considers Shugden worship as just a spirit worship and not a religion. His Holiness further said that this practise was very sectarian, while he always advocated non-sectarianism. He said that even he had worshipped this spirit from 1951-70 out of ignorance. But after thorough investigation and experimentation he found the practise very sectarian in that it restricted him from taking teachings from other Buddhist sects. After stopping this practise he became free to receive teachings from the Tibetan traditions of Nyingma, Kagyu, and Sakya, thereby actually gaining freedom of religion, he said, refuting the baseless charges of the Shugden followers that His Holiness restricts their freedom of religion.

Responding to a question about leadership, His Holiness said that studies have found that biologically females are more sensitive towards the welfare and well-being of others. He advocated that females take a more active role in leadership. This was received by a huge applause. He also spoke about Buddha having given equal rights to monks and nuns alike. His Holiness mentioned how he has advocated for a similar kind of education for both monks and nuns in Buddhist monasteries in Tibetan settlements in India and that he was glad his words are being implemented these days in the Tibetan monasteries and nunneries in India.

After more than an hour of questions Lama Zopa Rinpoche concluded the program with thanks to His Holiness for blessing Lama Tzong Lhapa Institute with his presence and he also thanked all concerned for making His Holiness's visit a success. The Director of Lama Zong Khapa Institute Mr. Fillipo thanked His Holiness for the teachings, the Avalokitesvara Empowerment and his public talk on compassionate ethics. His Holiness then offered scarves to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Mr Fillipo and all the interpreters.

Before leaving the venue, His Holiness gave his farewell remarks.

"I had a very memorable visit here in Italy. It is now time to say goodbye, not just to Italy, but to this heat. We are separating for the time being but in spirit we are together. We will remain friends until our death. Everyone please realize that the ultimate source of our happiness is within oneself, and does not depend on outside sources. So please pay more attention to inner moral values. Please keep this in mind."

As he left the venue, the crowd of more than 6000 gave him a thundering applause and bidding him an emotional farewell. Tomorrow His Holiness will depart for India.

original link with photos http://dalailama.com/news/post/1142-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-speaks-on-compassionate-ethics-in-livorno

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cemeteries, Demons, The Occult And The Dangers Of Innocent Ghost Hunting

Hello my para beauties. I pray everyone had a wonderful weekend and everyone you love is healthy. I hope everyone has some great plans for July 4, 2014. We've had some bad rain in Florida and just this year alone the weather hasn't been great in many places now that I think about it? It's getting worse each year that goes by. Many have theories for the weather and nature becoming more brutal in these last few years but I'll save that for another blog.

The reason for my title of this blog is why I personally believe cemeteries can harbor demonic spirits.... (just my opinion) there is a lot of sadness and despair. Not everyone handles death well. Even after years have passed by we go to pay respects and it can still be difficult for us. Tears can be shed, sadness can creep up on us depending the person. We know Demons feed off negativity and sadness. Going into a cemetery or graveyard after hours is asking for trouble even if your not looking. Many won't come forward but I have dealt with many cases of attachment from harmless hunting or just hanging around these places after hours. In most cases pending on your intentions it gives them a legal right to harass you and worse..follow you and attach to you. Now they are in your personal space.

Also many occult activities take place in these places which give them legal rights to be hanging around. Recently on our local news we've had 3 occult type rituals left behind in a few local cemeteries along with dead chickens with satanic relics in their stomach. It was left cut open so these relics were not hard to notice. It's these type of activities that open doors or allow these demonic beings legal ground to be there to begin with.

If possession is rare, there is something else more common. It is called spiritual obsession, a term not widely recognized. With spiritual obsession a spirit doesn’t possess your body but influences your thoughts in a destructive way. Think of it as spontaneous, irrational, self-destructive impulses that appear from nowhere. Where did that thought come from? Why? It made no sense. If we reject these thoughts, they go away. But if we dwell on them…the negativity will linger, fester and become ingrained as our own.

Occult traditions have some ideas about the topic. Tradition suggests a maleficent spirit (or thought) can try an invasion. Normally we put it out of our mind, and it is gone. However, if we are passive in the face of a negative influence, eventually our connection with our own Higher Self may be severed. Our higher self is that part of our being that coexists with the realm of eternal Spirit. We are normally unaware of our higher self, but it steadily guides us invisibly. Call it our intuition.

A negative entity (or thought) might try to replace our higher self (or intuition) with itself, like a parasite. If we allow it, the entity/thought will become our new, lower self. Then we’d be stuck, unable to access our higher self’s assistance. Once our own spiritual abilities are extinguished we require help from others.

Obsession may be quite common. We don’t need to be devil worshippers, wearing robes and sacrificing animals. People metaphorically sell their souls to the devil everyday. This is a process where people gradually abandon their humanity for some goal they think is more important.

For instance, some are willing to do whatever it takes to be successful, even if that includes harming others. Think of a gangbanger involved in a drive-by shooting, or a big businessman who feels no guilt about downsizing, firing employees and harming families. After awhile it gets easier and easier until neither cares anymore. Hey, it's just business I'm not personally making up the rules. Every day people sell their souls, if they realize it or not.

 Written By Jennifer Lori Auld

Special Report - Ryan Buell & the Cancer that is PRS, Part I

By Kirby Robinson

This is a Special Report. The cancer that was and still is Paranormal State, Ryan D. Buell and the Paranormal Research Society – Part I.

NOTE: The staff of the American edition of the Eye on the Paranormal was not responsible for the production or posting of this blog. The staff of the Eye on the Paranormal – European Edition – is solely responsible.

Paranormal State’s lack of credibility as well as the questionable practices of Ryan D. Buell and the organization known as the Paranormal Research Society (PRS) were topics that I had hoped would fade away from my memory as well as the memories of the public. But due to the fact that Ryan and PRS have been scamming people over the sale of tickets for events or webinars that never happen (mind you these problems aren’t new, they were occurring as far back as 2008 when the show was still on the air.) Ryan and PRS are responsible for the cottage industry that was created by misinforming TV viewers of what happens during a paranormal investigation. Far worse was the false perception of what goes on during a demonic case. It motivated certain people with less than honorable motives to copy such actions and continue to damage both the credibility of the paranormal community and the public who turn to these fakers for help and knowledge and get neither in return.

Some of the cast have turned their appearances on the program into other media gigs. Others have not been so lucky. One such cast member is a gentleman now known as Michael Young. Back when he appeared on the show, he was known as Topher Michael Young.

To be fair we need to give you some back story. Topher was a very dedicated lad while affiliated with the PRS and was eager to please Mr. Buell. Topher used to help with monitoring the PRS board to make sure that no one questioned the validity of the show. He even appeared on a few episodes. In October 2008 when the first client told her story on the Eye on the Paranormal, raising questions about the show’s validity, he and a rabid band of attack dogs went on the warpath trying to destroy the client’s credibility. They even went so far as to say she was crazy or had her own credibility issues. Funnily enough, they felt her case was credible when they filmed it. Topher’s mother, who was promoting events in Las Vegas at the time, even approached myself as well as members of the Ghost Divas with offers to speak at an event that had something to do with vampires, S&M, leather, bondage, and kinky sex if we dropped our reporting on the subject. None of us accepted.

Topher was never close to the top of the food chain. He was never a fixture on the show and after a few years he left claiming that his views changed over time and that he became disillusioned with Buell.

Becoming disillusioned with a mentor is something I can understand, as I experienced that with one of my mentors, Dr. Gene Scott. His PhD was earned from Stanford University years ago and the school library had a copy of his doctorate dissertation. While I was around him, I watched a man go from a great teacher to one who no longer taught on any subject other than give me all your money. The last straw came when one Sunday he had the front row of the Los Angeles Theater, the home of his church at that time, filled with playmates, hookers, porn stars and exotic dancers. He later went onto marry one. After his death, Melissa Scott became the leader of the church. Here’s a link about Pastor Melissa Scott:

As I grew older and a little wiser in the Lord, my eyes began to see warning signs. Dr. Scott was a big fan of Ed Warren and communicated with him. Things that were shared from the conversations were things that every beginning demonologist should know. I was always like yeah everyone knows that was the meat from Ed Warren’s teaching. So I can understand his struggles but it seems that Mr. Young speaks and thinks with a forked tongue and mind.

On one hand he disagrees with Mr. Buell’s views and management style, on the other hand he claims that everything was on the up and up on the show and it just might have been exaggerated a little bit.

Exaggeration is when you tell your date that the McDonald’s she is being taken to for dinner is fine dining. Lying is when you tell a client and the viewing public that there are GHOSTS and DEMONS around every corner and in every basement and attic.

He claims that if an error is found in the show that has been all explained away and the record is clear. If you question his or PRS versions of events then you’re jealous, you want your own reality show or you have some kind of agenda.

All are talking points that PRS has used for years.

But Topher is a very dangerous sort of animal as the spiritual cancer that affected the show and all those around it has affected him.

For a while, he has run a Facebook page called Worst Paranormal. Anyone with paranormal and supernatural claims better be able to back them up, which is all well and good. Does he go after well known paracelebrities? No, only mom and pop paranormal groups. Does he go after all Psychics and Mediums including those well known in the paranormal field? Those featured on Paranormal State? No. Only those that the media has decided are far game. It’s like Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium, if it had not been for Ron Tebo and Radar Online we would still only get feel good stories about her. Now it is cool to go after her. Does Topher go after big named TV show hosts like Zak Bagans and Amy Allan? No. He does go after minor internet hosts. Now he says demons do not exist. Does he go after some of the big named demonologists and pastors that take on demonic cases? No. He goes after small fry like myself who do not claim to be in the paranormal at all.

Topher suffers from a disease known as Facebook Paranormal Nobody Syndrome. It affects many folks. You get a Facebook page, call it paranormal something or other, get a few hundred friends, maybe a small website, and then your ego starts to grow and you think  you’re somebody.

And if you refuse to play along with Topher and PRS, then you have something to hide.

In the future parts of this series we will take a deeper look into the cancer that was and is Paranormal State, Ryan Buell, and PRS. We will show that Mr. Young’s world falls apart when the light of the truth is shined on it.

Parts 2 and 3 will run July 4 and 5.



Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Heart Of Deuteronomy

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann

It would seem that one of Jesus' favorite books was Deuteronomy, as He quoted from it so often. As a little boy, He was instructed in the Torah.

I have had computer problems so I need to make this short.

What is the HEART of the book that Jesus had such affection for? LOVE....for God and man.

Many folks do not realize that the Great Commandment is found in Deuteronomy, first and not in the New Testament.

ALL of the major temptations in wilderness were responded with quotes from Deuteronomy.

Three weeks ago I was clawed in my shoulder for the first time--it was very unnerving. That night I had cleansed a person/house......

I was left with the need for human tenderness and not counsel or advice. Please keep that in mind.

Lastly, this book has the most profound comment re why God saved/loved us....He loves us because He loves us. A GOLDEN CIRCLE.....there is no reason on our end as to why God would be drawn to us....He loves us because He loves us--that is far back as you can go in the divine counsel.

Let us love God and be tender to those hurting.

"Seeing Ghosts through God's Eyes" (also in a Kindle edition)...please consider purchasing my book which uses science, logic, and the bible to analyze the true source of power behind paranormal activity.

The Plasma Universe (ours) and the Supernatural

By Lisa Grace

Science is proving the Holy Scriptures (Bible) are 100% correct. Especially the proven properties of the universe discovered in the last thirty years.
Some of the scientific facts that prove what the Bible has said all along:

Ÿ  Our universe has four dimensions breadth, width, length (which means time), and height.
Ÿ  Our universe is a plasma universe.
Ÿ  There are dimensions outside our universe.
Ÿ  Our universe has limits size wise. Measurements of any substance in our universe reach a point until the limits are reached. Smallest 10 to the negative 33 (loses locality after that point) time has size limits too. Plank’s constant proves this (all though Plank’s constant is actually not thought to be a constant anymore).
Ÿ  God exists outside our universe.
Ÿ  All photons are connected and react differently when they are being watched or not. Stewart Bell (Bell inequality). http://cronodon.com/Atomic/Photon.html http://physics.about.com/od/quantuminterpretations/f/bellstheorem.htm
Ÿ  The Bible mentions over and over the heaven’s are stretched (like a tent curtain) over and over; and it has been scientifically proven that our universe can be folded, stretched, ripped, torn, and rolled up, just like it says in the Bible.
Ÿ  Many physicists have committed suicide after realizing they can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, that our universe is a construct. “A four dimensional box”. Because the implication is, of course, we are simply organic machines, in a world created for us, which means beyond a shadow of a doubt, there is a Creator, and possibly several dimensions outside of our own.
For a more in depth explanation you can watch Chuck Missler’s study http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9AKkO008Qg You can also Google any number of scientific papers that prove the science I touch on in the points above.
Off topic: Now I do not agree with Chuck Missler on some points considering the end times (which are not a salvation issue, but more of a debate topic) as he himself states “God says what He means, and means what He says“, and Chuck also states the problems he’s run into over the years is not taking the Bible literally enough (therefore I think he has a blind spot [influenced by his denominational beliefs] with his gap theory as God would not gap between a 69th and 70th week. After all, God says what He means and means what He says and is very exacting, especially when counting.) But for the purpose of defining the universe he points to some good sources and science.

We know from what the Bible shows, and science proves:
Ÿ  Supernatural creatures exist outside of our four dimensional universe. Angels are beings of light (plasma). Plasma makes up 99% of our universe.
Ÿ  Supernatural creatures are not bound by our laws. It’s like we are a fish watching humans dive down and swim, then getting out of the water. The fish can see the reflection of the immediate section of the world above, they can even jump out for a brief second, but they can have no concept of living outside a world of water, and what it is like. They can surmise there is a whole world outside the limits of their world. They may even be correct on some of their assumptions.
Ÿ  Astrophysicists have also proven the doppler effect, is minimal, and once applied to the further reaches of the universe, doesn’t exist. Rather, the “red shift” moves in measurable “jumps”. Digital programmed increments, not flowing smooth waves. (Halton Arp, http://charles_w.tripod.com/red.html and http://www.astronomycafe.net/cosm/expan.html
We know we are organic machines, that DNA is a software program, therefore it’s only logical, we are created.

My daughter and I joke all the time about the sidewalks that are going in along our major highway. Sidewalks are made of smashed shells, limestone. Nothing complicated. We joke that each new section must have “evolved” into place. Even something as simple as an inorganic cement sidewalk obviously had to have a designer. How could something a million times more complex (like a cell), just happen? It didn’t.

The supernatural creatures we encounter angels, demons, etc. can only be understood by what we know of them from the Holy Scriptures. There are truths in God’s word, that give us facts on how and why they interact with us. Next discussion I’ll talk about the how and why.

Lisa Grace is the author of the Angel Series which has been optioned for a major motion picture. You can download the first book Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 FREE here:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AI5W8 or here in any format:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236544

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My First Blog Post Here and I got a Lot to Say!

My name is Evan Jensen.  You probably have never heard of me and that’s OK.  I’m just little ol’ me, but, I seem to be known by some people who are considered to be celebrities, especially to paranormal enthusiast.  I’m known by others as well for my often outspoken and bold ways.  To some, that makes me a bully.  To other’s a hero. 

Between Kirby and me, we share a lot of the same personality traits and reasons why we do what we do.  Some say I’m the next Kirby and I’m sure some are a bit nervous of that.  Some say, Kirby is gone and retired and yet other’s say, he’s in hiding.  What ever the case is, people assume I’m the guy taking his place and it’s not a good thing.  Now, I can not say what Kirby is doing, I have a confidentiality contract saying I can not divulge this information.  (OK, not really, I just thought I’d throw that bit of gossip out there for the gossipers.)  I can not say what Kirby is doing, as it is just not for me to say.  However, I will say this, if we are both doing it together, some heads may just roll.  He allowed me a spot on his blog, and I gratefully accepted it.

Not only am I known to the celebrities, but, so is Kirby and quite well I might add.  While you are perusing these often enlightening blog pages, little do people know that there have been several of these “stars” not only reading, but, commenting anonymously and may have other’s commenting on their behalf.  I’d expect those loyal fans to show up here and there when they find the page.  When they threaten law suits pertaining to what is here, they give themselves away. 

Apparently these celebrities seem to think that they should be able to stifle negative talk about their shows and any articles on them.  The recent actions of some of these celebrities towards us and comments made towards us that are not only insulting to us, but, to the many fans they have out there, would shock most of their own fans.  I was not issued a warning, but, my colleague, Darlene Watts was by Chip Coffey, although Darlene had actually defended him with me and many others even through the years.  I do not think she is happy about that.

These stars will not be able to sue for opinions or statements based on reasonable assumptions based on sources they do not even realize.  The class actions suit threats against all the people who are out there (as if they can be sued as a group) saying negative things of them and their shows is laughable, ridiculous and makes them look callous to their fans.  It’s just like the comments of being illiterate are when people have grammar and spelling mistakes, or do they seriously think all their fans are skilled writers? If they think those watching these shows agree with everything and never have a negative thought they share, they are expecting too much from the people who watch these shows.

So, on this, I will address these issues.  First, I am Evan Jensen.  I am not Kirby.  I am not Darlene Watts.   I am not some Joe blogging anonymously berating all the stars or some Hugo calling rudely on your radio shows.  Just because you have some people that do not like the show or you, is not reason to think we are all of them or some multi faceted blitz attack base that is so organized we could take the C.I.A. out.  There truly is no organized anything here.  So on that end, we are being blamed for many others, who exist in the world and have every right to not like the shows on TV.  It’s called free thought and free speech. 

Now, I’ve heard that what is written here are all lies.  None of it is true they say.  Well, from my perspective, it’s really just different perspectives and the information here is gathered in a myriad of ways.  You’d be amazed how people come forward when they feel that someone has treated them unfairly.  However, like any good journalist, the sources have to be protected and exposing them would kill the reputation for safeguarding that information.  I am not here to legitimize or to substantiate what Kirby already has written and frankly, I’m not going to put the time in he has to argue for people that are actually not being very fair to me anyway.  What about all of the complaints about the episode, “The Messenger” and yet somebody still got a deal with doing a show afterward, so it certainly didn’t hurt anyone’s reputation. 

There seems to be an issue with some people that influence those stars into thinking things that are just not true and have them react.  Not only did this happen, but, these stars actually shared comments from these people that posted complete lies and set up a fake policing group to slander me and Kirby.  I’m talking completely misrepresented “evidence” and outright lies because of being vindictive, not for any other reason.  One of the pieces of their “evidence” is a Rip Off Report that I made of a writer named Jason Piper.  Now, I placed the picture of the person I made the complaint about.  But, apparently, they thought they could twist that to say Evan Jensen is the guy in the picture and I stole his identity.  Meanwhile, Jason Piper is not happy at being referred as me and is threatening his own law suits against these ladies.  I merely made the report based only on that he did not send the books he promised my audience when we did an interview.  People count on me and that move reflected on me as a show host.  But this is just craziness.

Now, this brings me to mention two fans, which used these para-celebs to their own means and the very reason I am writing for “The Eye on the Paranormal”, two women that were once co-hosts of my radio shows. You’ve seen it out there.  A person leaves a group or is kicked off and the bully tactics start.  What did they do?  First they tried to contact a fraud exposing group, but, being that they were already their subject, they did not really believe them and thought they were spies of mine.  Then, they posted lies about why they left, and it had to do with sticking up for the stars, which was the farthest from the truth as could be.  These two (Judi Giramonti and Rosalind Hennigar) went so far and seem to be obsessively doing so. 

Perhaps this is what needs to change first, the bullying that seem to not just be an accepted behavior in the field, but, with the threats and all coming from the para-celebs and want of stifling people.  It would appear to this writer that perhaps, all is not well in the neighborhood and it needs to start with those we make into stars in the first place.  Either way, I will always fight for others. 

Evan Jensen
Producer of Beyond the Edge of Reality Radio Network

The show Chip Coffey thought was all about insulting him and Zaffis, but was it?


Chip Coffey on the radio complaining about his internet critics and about the show that he assumed so much of.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Calls on Journalists to Promote Human Values and Religious Harmony

Pomaia, Tuscany, Italy, 12 June 2014 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama started the day with an hour-long interview with Mr. Beppe Severgnini, a journalist, essayist and columnist from the largest selling Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Afterwards Dr. Dan Goleman - author, psychologist, and science journalist - interviewed His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his new book. Dr. Goleman was with The New York Times for twelve years specializing in psychology and brain sciences.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama meeting with two Franciscan monks from the Sacred Convent of Assisi who called on him during his visit to Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa (ILTK) in Pomaia, Tuscany, Italy on June 12, 2014. Photo/Tenzin Taklha/OHHDL
In the afternoon, the Rome based Indian Ambassador to Italy Mr. Basant Kumar Gupta called on His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This was followed by a meeting with a delegation from the Sacred Convent of Assisi.

As there was great media interest on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Italy, a meeting with members of the press was organized in the afternoon for over 80 journalists at Pomaia.

In his opening address to the press, His Holiness remarked on the surprisingly hot summer weather in Italy, 'Quite hot,' he said. He remarked how he had looked forward to visiting Italy, hoping for cool and pleasant weather, and to escape the hot and humid weather of Mumbai, India, where he gave teachings prior to coming to Italy. But he said the weather in Italy was unfortunately more or less the same as Mumbai.

His Holiness said he was honored and happy to be in Italy. Even though generations have changed since his first visit to Lama Tsong Khapa Institute, the original vision is being carried on. “I feel very good,” he said. He expressed his appreciation to the media for their interest and their presence.

His Holiness spoke about his three commitments in life. He said he always considers himself as one human being out of seven billion.  Everyone has the same desire for love, affection and happiness, which is the basis for human love. Therefore he always advocates the promotion of basic human values. His main message is human love – the ultimate source of human happiness. Human affection is basically a biological factor and the basis of our survival is human love. Irrespective of whether we believe in religion or not, whichever culture we belong to, all of us need love.

Speaking on his second commitment, His Holiness stressed the need for religious harmony. He mentioned that he always maintains contact with the practitioners of other faiths and traditions, who carry the same practice of love, compassion, tolerance and forgiveness.

Emphasizing the example of India, where all major religious traditions continue to co-exist peacefully for generations, His Holiness said that he has lived in India for over 50 years and that India is a living example of many different religions co-existing peacefully for over 2000 years and even longer. So, he said, religious harmony is possible.

As a Tibetan, His Holiness said he has always advocated preservation of Tibetan culture and its rich Buddhist knowledge and tradition. He emphasized his present role as just a spiritual leader, having handed over all his political responsibilities to the directly elected political leader in 2011. He said he had done this voluntarily, happily and proudly.

His Holiness emphasized the importance of the role journalists can play in promoting human values and religious harmony. He said that media people should have long noses like that of an elephant to smell in front and behind politicians and other people. In a democratic society people have the right to know the truth and journalists should inform the public of the reality. However, he said they must report truthfully, objectively and in an unbiased manner.

In response to a question on the football World Cup and his favorite team, His Holiness said he wasn’t interested in football. He said that his main interest was overcoming negative emotions and generating positive emotions in his daily life. On a lighter note, he said this was his kind of football, to which everyone applauded.

On a question about Chinese embracing Buddhism on a large scale, His Holiness mentioned that China has the largest population of Buddhists in the world: now over 400 million. He remarked about the genuine interest shown by a growing number of Chinese from mainland China, who come to receive his teachings in India. He mentioned that he had always advocated for genuine autonomy and living with the Chinese. “We are not seeking independence,” he said.

Reflecting on the Kalachakra Initiation in Bodh Gaya, India in 2012 His Holiness spoke about the different reactions from the Chinese authorities towards the Tibetans and the Chinese on their return home after attending the Initiation. He said while the Chinese did not face any problems on their return, the Tibetans were subjected to all kinds of questioning and also house detention. He said next month he was giving the Kalachakra Initiation in Ladakh, India and already the Chinese authorities had imposed strict restrictions, especially on those Tibetans from the Tibet Autonomous Region.

On a question about religious conversion, His Holiness said that it was better and safer to keep one’s own traditional religious values. Changing ones religion is not easy and sometimes it creates more problems. Of course there are some who have natural interest for other religions and it is their freedom to change.

He advised those interested in Buddhism to try to study Buddhist philosophy and to investigate for oneself and practice, rather than follow a teacher blindly. However he emphasized that if you change, you must respect all faiths.

Replying to a query on the best method to deal with the increasing number of refugees in Italy His Holiness acknowledged the problem of the influx of refugees, especially from North Africa and Syria. He said refugees face some problems in their homeland, no refugee comes to another country seeking a holiday. Sympathizing with the difficult situation faced by the refugees, His Holiness said we should provide as much as we can to help. But when we can’t, we should say so.

He said we must pay more attention to the problems in their country of origin such as the economic situation, the ever increasing gap between the rich and poor on a global level and urged nations to help bridge the gap. He called on the richer nations to help poorer countries by providing educational, economic and technical support. He stated that the refugee problem was man-made and that everyone should take moral responsibility for this. He then touched on the concept of 'we' vs. 'they', which he said was outdated and the root of all problems.

He said that his main hope for peace in the world was with the younger generation. He called on the youth to seek ways to create a more peaceful and more compassionate world.

He spoke about the research on inner values that has been carried out by American scientists over the past decade or so. He said, the scientists were now ready with a three week program and will soon start experiments with volunteer students. The participants’ blood pressure and stress levels, etc. will be measured prior to the start of the three week program, looking for changes at the end of the program.

He then touched on secular ethics education. He drew on the example of the great nation of India, whose constitution is based on secularism - respect for all religious traditions including respect for non-believers. In this regard His Holiness spoke about the research carried out to try to develop an academic curriculum in schools, which he preferred to call "hygiene of emotion".

He expressed hope that a draft curriculum for secular ethics would be available in the next two to three years, that schools could experiment with. If found useful, more and more schools could include the education of secular ethics in their academic curriculum.

Answering a question on the Chinese leadership, His Holiness said he liked the hard working culture of the Chinese people, but jokingly said that common sense in the brains of the hard liners in the Chinese leadership was unfortunately lacking.

On a question regarding the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation, His Holiness said that he had back in 1969 made it explicitly clear that the continuation of the institution of the Dalai Lama is ultimately for the Tibetan people to decide. He remarked that the Chinese government was more concerned about the reincarnation of the 15th Dalai Lama than the present Dalai Lama.

Tomorrow, on the fourth day of His Holiness visit to Italy, he will bless the 5-meter tall four-armed Chenrezig statue and give a short teaching on the importance of developing love and compassion. In the afternoon, His Holiness will leave for Livorno city.

Original link and photos http://dalailama.com/news/post/1139-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-calls-on-journalists-to-promote-human-values-and-religious-harmony

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Slender Man: Demon Motivated Murders

I said this would happen and it severely pains me to be right. There is so much evil in this world especially on the internet. People please be careful what you let your children do and see online. Satan was dancing over this. Two 12 year old teens kill friend as a sacrifice to " Slender Man". Who is Slender Man you wonder? (If you haven't heard) the following is from one of the many websites discussing this..

Abcnews.com reports "WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors say two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls stabbed their 12-year-old friend nearly to death in the wood to please a mythological creature they learned about online.

Both girls were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court; they each face up to 60 years in prison if convicted. A court commissioner set bail at $500,000 cash per child. According to a criminal complaint, the girls had been planning to kill their friend for months and finally made the attempt in a park on Saturday morning, after a slumber party.

One of the girls told a detective they were trying to become "proxies" of Slender Man, a mythological demon-like character they learned about on creepypasta.wikia.com, a website about horror stories and legends. They planned to run away to the demon's forest mansion after the slaying, the complaint said.

"I recognize their young ages but it's still unbelievable," Court Commissioner Thomas Pieper said during one of the girls' initial court appearances Monday.

The victim suffered 19 stab wounds; one missed a major artery near her heart by a millimeter, doctors told police. She was in stable condition Monday. The court documents did not provide her name.

Wow...just wow! This is disturbing. I really do not like the darkness Christ allows me to be privy to however, it's for a reason. I have warned people of this. It takes very little to open demonic doors and in this case that is proven. I truly believe no matter how false something might be, given enough attention can bring it to life. Almost like validating so much it takes on a life of its own. I can't stress this enough. The following is the warning this creepy pasta wiki website has posted.

"We are not responsible for any nightmares, loss of sleep, or any sort of mental effects you might suffer from reading the stories contained on this site. We here at the Creepypasta Wiki advise against attempting any ritual on this site and are not responsible for any loss of sanity, eternal damnation, hauntings, or imprisonment in alternate dimensions/realities/temporal locations that may occur as a result of a ritual." Seriously? Just fricking messed up highly disturbing a$$ website! Why? Just why?? The following is what they have to say about these recent events. " This is an isolated incident, and does not represent or attribute the Creepypasta community as a whole. This wiki does not endorse or advocate for the killing, worship, and otherwise replication of rituals of fictional works. There is a line of between fiction and reality, and it is up to you to realize where the line is. We are a literature site, not a crazy satanic cult."

There is another attempted stabbing posted that was motivated "so they say" by the Slender Man Meme" but I'm too physically I'll right now to go into this any further. God All Mighty please help us! Seriously, come on...I'm sooooo disgusted at all the excuses I'm hearing for this website being actually healthy. I'm not stating they intend for anyone to ever get hurt but come on. Really?? I'm baffled at the notion it's harmless. Below is more information related to yet another violent "Demonic in nature" attack...

"This time it was a 13-year-old girl in Hamilton County, Ohio who viciously attacked her own mother, slashing her face and stabbing her in the back to "please Slender Man".

"The 13-year-old wrote about and drew demons, and even created an online world for Slender Man in MineCraft."

This incident comes not even a week after "Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, two 12-year-olds from Wisconsin, charged with stabbing classmate 19 times as tribute to Slender Man."

The young Ohio girl was said to have mental issues and lay in wait for her mother. As her mother entered the kitchen of their home, the girl wearing a white mask initiated the attack. She said something about playing a role and obviously wasn't herself, said her mother.

Although shocked, it wasn't as if there were no signs as the girl was obsessed with demons and evil creature which she would write about and draw.

The Wisconsin attack supposedly came after Weier and Geyser became fascinated with creepypasta.wikia.com. Actually the word pasta on the internet is often used as another term for the word 'fiction'.


Written By Jennifer Lori Auld

Friday, June 20, 2014

15 Minutes


15 minutes of your day? Hmm! There are 10,080 minutes in a week. Wow! That is a lot of time for sure. Can you spare a dollar? To what degree would you get your 15 minutes of fame? You can buy XXX Car Insurance in 15 minutes. What if I could guarantee you, if you promise to give merely 15 minutes a day of your time, you can cause a change in our world? In fact, I will make a bet with you, and I do not bet unless I know I can win, ask my kids and grandchildren LOL

Sure you could read your Bible, do something special for someone, exercise and burn a zillion calories, or even take a power nap. Even so, I challenge you to pray for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. We even have a prayer list on our web site you could use with information on a five step praying plan to use as an example.

If you take 15 minutes every day to pray, I promise that you will grow spiritually. Will you accept my challenge?

In fact, I dare you to share this with all your contacts in life, and social media, that we could be the start of an epidemic of prayer, reaching upward to Our LORD God, and have a one on one conversation in 15 minutes a day.

May God Bless you peace within your heart †

May God shine his light through you †
Pastor Stephen Piersall
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Paranormal Locations: My Reviews

By Chris Baricko

With the paranormal craze still going strong many Locations are just hoping to cash in while others are  doing it to preserve history. I have been to many locations over the years and some I just refuse to support.

I will start with the locations I fully support and suggest you do and the reasons why.

#1 Eastern State Penitentiary in PA. They use the money to keep that great building going. They are continuously make much needed repairs. The staff there is very professional and make you fell like a person.  The two guides we had last year were top notch. Everything was like we were told when we got there. And they allow you investigate alone with no other people  or groups. (Other than the guides).

# 2 The Houghton Mansion in North Adams, MA
They also use to the money to put back into the building to keep it's history up and alive. There staff is Top Notch and make you feel like a old friend from the moment you walk in the door. You get the full history. plus a Tour. They feed you great food. Your left alone to investigate

# 3 USS Salem MA
The staff is very friendly and  you have the whole ship to your self's. They do have people there incase you need anything . I know they are moving the ship to a new port now but as soon as they open up for investigations again contact them,

# 4 Sterling Opera House Derby.
They put the money back into the opera house. You have the whole building to your self's. The person who runs it Rich is a top notch guy. You could not ask for anyone who knows more about that building them him. He Is happy to answer any questions you have.

#-5 East Hartford Historical Society
Once again great group of people Craig who runs it is a great guy who lets you do your thing but there if you have any questions.


In my next blog I will post the locations to avoid and why.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

How to Treat Supernatural Creatures

By Lisa Grace

With the proliferation of ghost and demon hunters, and professional psychics who conjure (attract or communicate) with supernatural beings (and yes, many mediums are fakes) one of the issues seldom addressed is how we should be treating these angels/demons, etc.

The Holy Scriptures say:

We are not to pray to angels or demons. (Col 2:18)

It is best not to call on them as this can fall into the category of making them your god. Also, you run the risk of having one attach to you, in which case they may torment you or make your life more difficult. If you are having feelings of despair or depression, suicidal thoughts, after trying to communicate with spirits or going to a place known to be inhabited by them, you may want to find a Bible believing exorcist, who follows the rules of the Bible to drive them out. If you are not a believer, the solution will not be permanent though.

We are to treat even fallen angels and demons with respect, and rebuke them only in the LORD's name. (Jude 1:8 - 10)

Why?

Jesus is above the angels. (Hebrews 1:4, Hebrews 2:7 - 10)

Jesus (Yeshua) has authority above the angels. We can only drive them out in His name. Not all are strong enough in belief or faith or His authority to drive them out. Some can only be gotten ridden of through prayer and fasting. (Matthew 17:14 - 21; Mark:17 - 29; Acts 19:11 - 17)

Do not call the devils' names, but treat them with respect, find someone to drive them out in Jesus' authority. Do not call on angels or demons, you're playing with fire.

I hope shows and/or pastors that taunt or treat these creatures with dis-respect, will stop. It is to their detriment and not Biblical.

Lisa Grace is the author of the Angel Series which has been optioned for a major motion picture. You can download the first book Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 FREE here:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AI5W8 or here in any format:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236544

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Dalai Lama on Living, Loving, Laughing and Dying: the Buddhist Way

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 30 May 2014 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in Mumbai at the invitation of the Nalanda Shiksha, a collection of Indian Buddhist groups from places as far flung as Bangalore, Bir, Sankisa and Nasik. Having come to Dharamsala in 2012 and 2013 to listen to him, this is the first time they have gathered in Mumbai, where the teachings are hosted by Somaiya Vidyavihar, an eclectic education institution.

This morning His Holiness walked through a Festival of Tibetan Culture organized by Tibetan MP Karma Yeshi, that featured an exhibition focused on the history of Tibet, a Medicine Buddha sand-mandala under construction and an opportunity to consult a team of physicians from the Tibetan Medical & Astro Institute.

After His Holiness had taken his seat on the stage, proceedings began with a recitation in Sanskrit of the Campus Prayer. Introducing His Holiness, Mr Samir Somaiya, President of the Somaiya Trust, whose motto is Knowledge Alone Liberates, remarked that this is his third visit. He noted that when his grandfather started Somaiya Vidyavihar in 1959, his intention was that any person of any background could come and receive an education in any branch of study. Today, the wish remains to provide a holistic education that contributes to training the mind. Before requesting His Holiness to speak he quoted the Dhammapada “Rather than hear a thousand words without meaning, better to hear one word through which to attain peace.” His Holiness responded:

“I am very happy to be here once more. I met your father, a wonderful man who is no more. It’s natural that new faces come and old ones disappear. The important thing is to lead a meaningful life so we can die without regret. Meaningful means not only earning money and fame, but helping others. We all have a responsibility to help our human brothers and sisters. I really appreciate the opportunities and different styles of education you provide here.”

He said that because he was going to explain the Buddha’s teachings he would like to begin with a recitation in Pali of the ‘Mangalam Sutta’, followed by ‘An Invocation of the Seventeen Great Sagacious Adepts of Glorious Nalanda,’ recited simultaneously in Tibetan, Hindi and English. He quoted from the colophon that prayer to explain why he had composed it: ‘At the present time, when in the ordinary world there is great advancement in the fields of science and technology, but we are also distracted by the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, it is extremely important that those of us who follow the Buddha should have faith based on knowledge of his teaching. Therefore, we should examine the reasons for it with an unbiased and inquisitive mind, analyzing them closely.’

“We should be 21st century Buddhists with a thorough knowledge of what the Buddha taught. Just closing our eyes and reciting the refuge formula is not enough, we need to know what it means. Why is the Buddha respected? because of his conduct and knowledge. We can’t just rely on his kind face; we have to examine his teachings. From an intellectual point of view the Buddha’s teaching is marvellous, but even more important is that we can use it to transform our emotions. Through such practice in life after life he attained enlightenment. “

His Holiness explained that when we examine the teachings we should investigate them without bias. He said we need a degree of scepticism, which prompts questions, leading to an eagerness to investigate, which in turn will yield answers. This was the approach of the great masters of Nalanda. Buddhism in general and the Nalanda tradition in particular stress the use of reason. His Holiness said that texts written by the masters of Nalanda are extremely useful and that he himself began to learn from them at the age of seven. He mentioned that when Western writers in the late 19th and early 20th century dismissed Tibetan Buddhism as Lamaism, they overlooked its real value. They had no appreciation of its use of philosophy and epistemology or of the subtlety of Buddhist tantra.

Buddhism was introduced to Tibet in the 8th century by Shantarakshita, a top scholar from Nalanda invited by the Tibetan Emperor. He initiated the translation of more than 300 volumes of Buddhist literature mostly from Sanskrit, but also from Pali and Chinese. Tibetans studied these texts rigorously and eventually composed their own commentaries. When Dipamkara Atisha came to Tibet in the 11th century, the country had fragmented and yet his influence, also linked to Nalanda, was deep and widely felt. His Holiness made the point that these ancient Indians were Tibetans’ gurus and that as chelas or disciples Tibetans had proved themselves reliable. They had kept alive values and practices forgotten in the land of their origin and now brought them back again.

“Why do we need inner peace? because, for one thing, a calm mind is important for our health. Constant fear, anger and stress can make us ill. All sentient beings want to live a happy life, but most, like animals and birds seek to do so only a sensory level. Their intelligence is limited and yet they respond to affection and kind words. We human beings have intelligence that allows us to project into the future and remember the past. We invented language and writing, but we also developed faith.”

His Holiness explained that in theistic terms there is faith in a creator god, but in non-theistic terms there is faith in causality. Both approaches have been of great benefit to humanity in the past and will continue to be so in the future. Those who believe they were created by god see a spark of god in everyone. Buddhists on the other hand speak of everyone having Buddha nature. In non-theistic traditions there is greater emphasis on our own effort. If we create positive action, we meet with positive results. Actions that bring joy we regard as positive, those that provoke misery we regard as negative. His Holiness said:

“Some of my friends who follow Dr Ambedkar dislike the word ‘karma’ because it is used by those of the dominant caste to justify the caste system. There are lazy and defeatist Tibetans too who say because everything depends on karma there’s nothing left to do. However, we must work to create more powerful karma or action by which we can change or neutralize our negative karma. Strong positive action can prevent the ripening of earlier negative actions. It depends on what we do, which is why the Buddha said we are our own masters.

“We Buddhists don’t believe in a self separate from the body and mind. We say that although there is no independent self, there is a self existing in dependence on the body and mind.”

Some people describe Buddhism not so much as a religion, but more as a science of mind. In fact those Indian traditions that train in concentration and insight have a wealth of understanding of the workings of the mind. Meanwhile Madhyamaka and Quantum Physics adopt a similar stance. The Indian nuclear physicist Raja Ramanan once told His Holiness of his pride when what he read in Nagarjuna resonated with the approach of Quantum Physics. There is also a wealth of information about tackling those emotions that disturb our inner peace.

Taking up a different point His Holiness said that major religious traditions in India have lived together side by side for a long time. He quoted Mr Advani as saying that democracy has succeeded in India because of ahimsa or non-violence and respect for others’ rights and views. He commended keeping your own faith, but respecting that of others. Inter-religious harmony is a longstanding Indian tradition and a living example that it is possible. His Holiness said that whenever he travels abroad he considers himself a messenger of India.

If ethics depended only on one religious tradition, it would have only a limited appeal, whereas ethics need to be accessible to all 7 billion human beings, who include the 1 billion who have no faith. This is why, he said, we need a system of secular ethics and mentioned that a program of secular ethics is being designed for use in schools.

After a break for lunch, His Holiness resumed, clarifying that some Christian and Muslim friends have objected that secularism can seem akin to atheism and opposed to religion. He counters by saying that in the Indian understanding a secular approach is one that respects all religious traditions and even those who believe in none. He continued:

“If we are truthful, honest and have a genuine concern for others’ well-being, a respect for them, there is no room to bully, exploit or cheat them. A more compassionate mind brings with it self-confidence, which gives rise to honesty, truthfulness and transparency. Therefore, the real meaning of secular ethics is to be warm-hearted. This warm-heartedness doesn’t necessarily derive from faith, but from our natural sense of affection. Dogs and cats, for example, appreciate sincere affection. They respond in kind, for although dogs can’t smile, they wag their tails while cats purr and retract their claws.”

We all depend on others for our survival, so we need affection. However, this biological factor tends to apply only to friends and relatives. It takes the use of our intelligence to be able to see that an enemy is also a human being, a human brother or sister, someone to whom we can extend love and compassion. Only human beings can do this. His Holiness explained that compassion is a source of happiness, while self-centredness can lead ultimately to violence. Mentioning that in many cases corruption is also a form of violence, he advised that the practice of ahimsa should include being honest and truthful. He said that the quality of our actions, whether they are positive or negative, depends on our motivation. This is why we have to transform our minds.

With regard to the Buddha’s teaching, he taught in response to a request. In Varanasi he taught the Four Noble Truths, explaining them three times in terms of nature - that there is suffering, its cause, cessation and the path; in terms of function - that we should know suffering, overcome its causes, and attain cessation by following the path; and in terms of result - having eliminated the cause, suffering is overcome, having followed the path, we attain cessation. He said that knowing suffering, there is nothing to be known; eliminating the cause, there is nothing to eliminate; attaining cessation there is nothing to attain and cultivating the path, there is nothing to be cultivated.

His Holiness drew attention to the observation of American psychiatrist Aaron Beck that when we are angry about something or attached to something, we sense that the object of our anger or attachment is completely negative or attractive, but 90% of this is our own mental projection. He remarked that this accords with what Nagarjuna taught too.

He said that suffering is based on ignorance. Ignorance of causality is rooted in ignorance about reality. While the first turning of the wheel of Dharma dealt with the Four Noble Truths, the second dealt with the nature of reality and the third with clarity and awareness, the nature of the mind. Because of the nature of the mind we can eliminate its defilements, overcome suffering by eliminating its causes, and achieve cessation by following the path.

His Holiness answered several questions from the audience including a request for advice about how to meditate. He recommended reading Kamalashila’s ‘Stages of Meditation’. As to how to overcome anger, he recommended studying Chapter 6 of Shantideva’s ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’. And finally, when asked whether the conduct of ahimsa or non-violence does not suggest that we should be vegetarian, he quoted a Sri Lankan monk who told him that because a Buddhist monk who depends on alms has no kitchen he has to accept whatever he is given. Therefore, he is neither vegetarian nor non-vegetarian. That said His Holiness pointed out that in the Tibetan community the main kitchen in monasteries and schools is now generally vegetarian. He conceded that although he encourages vegetarianism, for health reasons, on the advice of Tibetan and Ayurvedic physicians, he himself has been unable to maintain an entirely vegetarian diet.

His Holiness will continue to teach tomorrow. See this page for part 2 [including photos]. http://www.dalailama.com/news/post/1134-living-loving-laughing-and-dying-the-buddhist-way---mumbai---second-day

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Illuminati and Satanism

The Illuminati is believed to be beloved to be a conspiracy theory which holds that there is a "global elite" society that is either in control of the world or is seeking to take control of the world. As with most conspiracy theories, beliefs regarding the Illuminati conspiracy vary widely. As a result, it is virtually impossible to give a synopsis of the Illuminati conspiracy. Popularized in recent books and movies, the Illuminati conspiracy has definitely reached "cult fiction" status. Many believe they are Satanic in many ways but of course no one can prove his. I don't think anyone can prove as of yet the Illuminati exist. I'm going on pure opinion here based on what I've researched. Many satanic symbols are often connected to this elite group. But the one I often come across is the All Seeing Eye. According to research The All-seeing eye originated in Egypt in those satanic mysteries which God physically judged during the time of Moses, when he lead the Israelites out of the land by the mighty hand of God. The All-Seeing Eye was representative of the omniscience of Horus, the Sun.
 
Does The Bible Warn Us Of this?
 
We'll there are plenty of warnings in my humble opinion. We all have our own thoughts and interpret the Word of God differently. I will list a few that I feel are warning. 
 
Revelation 11:6-7 
 
They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire. And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them,
 
Ephesians 6:12 
 
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
 
Deuteronomy 4:2 
 
You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.
 
Mark 13:22 
 
For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
 
Jude 1:4 
 
For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
 
Revelation 16:14 
 
For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.
 
I feel the Bible shows us the United Nations will be part of the end times. 
 
A one-world or global government is predicted in Daniel and Revelation. It will come after the rise of a confederation of ten nations or regions (Revelation 13:1; Daniel 7:16–24; Daniel 2:41–42). One member of the confederation will displace three of the other members, subdue the others, and rule over all, led by the satanically empowered Antichrist. It is this confederation of ten nations that is most often connected with the United Nations. If this connection is correct, it may be that the UN or a similar group is mentioned, indirectly, in the Bible, but there is no way to be completely sure before the Antichrist makes his appearance.
 
What is New World Order?
 
The New World Order is a conspiracy theory which posits a new period of history bringing about a major change in the world with the balance of world power. This New World Order is theorized by some to involve a group or groups of elitist people bent on ruling the world through a single worldwide system of government. The appeal of this New World Order lies in its proposal to free the world of wars and political strife, and its promises to eradicate poverty, disease, and hunger. Its purpose is to meet the needs and hopes of all mankind through worldwide peace. But it's really a big lie and there is a huge price to pay. This scripture stands out to me.
 
As it is written: "None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one." 
 (Romans 3:10-12). Isn't it amazing how the United Nations causes most of the war and bloodshed around the globe, while continually talking about peace. They're always willing to have peace, even if it means going to war, and they often do! Isaiah 48:22, "There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked." This sinful world will never have peace until the King of Kings returns, Jesus Christ, and destroys the New World Order and casts its members into Hell." Feel free to conduct your own research. This is based on what I've read and just sharing my opinion on this subject as asked by many.

Written By Jennifer Lori Auld

 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Is This The End?

By Reverend Mark Hunnemann

"And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction." (Mal. 4:6)

"And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold." (Matt.24:12) 

Suppose a leading candidate in an election year, who espoused all the main convictions you hold, suddenly announced that he supported a return to the practice of segregation--blacks and whites,"separate but equal". Further, it was uncovered that he was (for certain) an active member of a KKK group that had lynched a dozen black men over the years, but justice had never been done (no witnesses). Would he have any chance of becoming president in the 21st century? Would you vote for him? "None....and hell no!" are most certainly your collective reply. The media would rip him to shreds.

Some facts simply disqualify a man for office, right?

Remember.... in my own lifetime, we DID vote folks in office who espoused segregation. Why was it stopped? Because it was patently abusive and unjust.

While not minimizing the seriousness of segregation policies, would we all not agree that murder is worse than abuse or shaming people by making them drink from a different water fountain? There are gradations of sin, and murder is more serious in God's eyes than public shaming--as horrible as that is. (I did an entire blog on gradations of sin).

"I thought this newsletter/blog was about the paranormal?" you may be thinking. Okay, if in your backyard there is massive oak tree upon which dozens of black folks were hung and murdered 100 years ago, do you not think that that spot almost certainly is "haunted"...an intense demonic presence? And if we did something similar, or worse, today, then wouldn't that shed light on why overt demonic activity has skyrocketed? I WANT TO KNOW WHY WE ARE EXPERIENCING SUCH AN EXPLOSION OF OBSERVABLE DEMONIC CARNAGE!

For those of you who do not know me personally, I am a gentle guy....a man of peace who dislikes arguing....I have a deep aversion for TV preachers who are mean-spirited. I cling to grace and  know that Jesus showed His most tender compassion for folks deeply mired in horrible sin and guilt.Truthfully, I am so damaged by past cruel realities in my life that most days I have trouble putting one foot in front of the other. But God won't let me just lie down.....especially regarding one or two particular issues.

January 22 marked the 41st anniversary of Roe V Wade...55 million unborn babies have been killed in the US alone since then. In Russia, abortions outnumber live births  (no wonder that it is such an oppressive country in every way). Where is the outrage? If we would be offended by segregation...and especially lynching, then why not with the killing of the most defenseless? The bible SCREAMS in its insistence that life begins at conception, as does biology and common sense. The second the Holy Spirit caused the virginal conception of our Savior,  Jesus was both fully God and fully man. From conception, He was God incarnate..Don't you think Satan was feverishly trying to abort that Baby, only to be smacked to the ground by our sovereign King? While only a few months along in her pregnancy, Elizabeth's baby (John the Baptist) leaped in joyful worship of his cousin, The King who had created him! Read Psalm 139...personally knit together in mom's womb, and every page of the bible. An important early Christian document, The Didache (AD 81-110) states, "You shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill them when born." This is not just my humble opinion....God says it, that settles it, I believe it. Let me quote from RC Sproul, one of my theologians.

"I'm convinced that the matter of abortion facing the American public right now is the greatest wickedness in our nations history. It makes me almost ashamed to be an American. I'm ashamed of the medical profession, but I'm most deeply ashamed of the church for its failure to scream literally, "Bloody murder" about abortion. Abortion is a monstrous evil, and if I know anything about the character of God, I am totally convinced that this is an outrage to Him. ...(pg.451  Now, That's a Good Question)

I have been thinking lately about what could possibly occur to indicate that Satan was loosed and that we were in the last days of demonic delirium. The text is too long to quote here but read 2 Thess 2:1-12...In God's sovereignty, He will temporarily drop the restraints and all hell will break loose before Christ's victorious return. It made me feel physically ill to realize that we are likely experiencing the most wicked time in the history of mankind. Due to technology advances, we can slaughter more infants, with more efficiency. Nearly 60 million babies (just in US) in 41 years, plus the many millions worldwide, is a feat of evil unparalleled in human history.

There are other reasons (this is a series) why I think Jesus' return is near, but how our love has grown cold to the plight of the unborn is sickening and indicative that we are far more advanced in evil than many of us suspect. We are waiting for the hammer to fall on Christians before we take seriously that the lion has been loosed. I think that is a mistake.

The issue of abortion on demand is distinct from the issue of exceptional scenarios, which I cannot address. The vast majority of abortions don't involve any real threat, so I am tired of this being thrown out immediately and used to water down the urgency and seriousness of the issue.

My heart aches for the women reading this who have been scarred by abortion. Please accept God's full forgiveness. Like Adam hiding behind Eve, I think the men are most at fault, but hide....But only a demonic logic would force us to keep quiet out of fear. What of the children? Indeed ,by keeping silent, we have prevented men/women who are riddled with guilt from feeling the full weight of their guilt, and to then to experience the full beauty of real forgiveness. We have done nobody a favor by remaining silent.

I recently read War by war correspondent Sebastian Junger, in which he chronicles his days with an Army outfit that was engaged in the most vicious fighting of the ongoing Afghan war. Some of you may have seen the documentary based on these events called, Restrepo...named after a beloved medic who was killed in an ambush. Junger mentions the importance of knowing the terrain in effective warfare, and that he who occupies the highest hill has the military advantage. You're shooting down...I am convinced that the killing of unborn children is the "highest hill" for Satan in his destruction of our country.

He has captured the hill of "truth" by relativizing it.....the hill of worldview, which was once Christian in general, has been overrun by the occult/New Age/Gnosticism..... The hill of academia has been napalmed by post-Christian and post-modern deconstructionism....... Even the hill of the spirit realm--considered the forbidden zone for millenia--has fallen into enemy hands, as we rush headlong into it. But the highest hill of them all is the profound sacredness of human life., made in God's image. It, too, has been overrun.

If we lined up 55 million people today and slaughtered them, do we not think there would be a HUGE effect in the spirit realm? There is a cause and effect between the natural and the supernatural. Our actions here give demons a foothold...I know the history of abortion, and that it has always existed. However, in the fullness of time, ours is the first generation that has had the means to surgically destroy so many babies...so easily...and so cheaply.....and supposedly so safely.

The highest hill...we (humans alone) are made in God's image from conception through the grave and unto eternity. If demons are drawn to cemeteries and battlefields because the blood soaked land, and moldering remains draws them like flies to honey....due to their sheer, irrationally intense hatred of us--then what of abortion clinics? There is a demonic darkness that surrounds these places. I know--I was arrested at one 30 years ago along with 2 other seminarians, and some others as well.

One of the main signs of the imminence of Jesus' return (see Matt.24) is the INTENSIFICATION of evil. Nothing really new, just old evil (apparently) accelerated by the use of modern technology. That is where we are--right now.

We are rightly repulsed by images of infants being laid in the white-hot, outstretched arms of the demonic god Molech. Unto the demonic god of selfishness we have killed 55-60 million precious babies. We have opened the floodgates for the lawless one to come. I am sick to my stomach, as I contemplate this monstrous evil in our midst, and we hardly give it a second thought. What in the hell is wrong with us?

What do we do? Pray that this holocaust will end...and ask God how you personally can help. Preach and teach on it. Call your local crisis pregnancy center and get involved. Google "National Right to Life" and get on their mailing list to be educated, as well as World magazine which reports news from a biblical worldview. The first step is overcoming this monstrous silence and talking about it. We have the most pro-abortion president ever in office. There is a time for a righteous anger....and if we as individuals and as a church will not take a stand for human life, what will we stand for?

Forty years ago, the young adults of our nation resonated to the lyrics of "four dead in Ohio", but our generation of the summer of love is a bunch of hypocrites --we are so focused on the pursuit of happiness and personal fulfillment that the right to life has died. I think the end is near. (next week, Jews and Jerusalem).

"Seeing Ghosts through God's Eyes" (also in a Kindle edition)...please consider purchasing my book which uses science, logic, and the bible to analyze the true source of power behind paranormal activity.

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