Hunger Games 2012
What would happen if right-wing women ruled the world? Imagine if Sarah Palin or religious fanatics took over. Imagine if they took a strict interpretation of the biblical law against the “spilling of seed,” and men were not allowed to touch themselves. Oh, then you’d hear a howl from men and a great upwelling of angst!
Well then, maybe you will have an inkling of the feeling women have when a bunch of angry old white men (i.e., the GOP) try to dictate to women what they can and cannot do with their own bodies. To wit: Senate challenger Todd Akin and his remarks on “legitimate rape.”
The Still, Small Voice
By Vince Migliore
I always wondered what people were talking about when they mentioned “the still, small voice.” I never heard any voices when I was a young man. What? Do these people have some kind of special connection with God where they get private messages?
Zoom ahead 40 years. Now I realize I’ve been hearing that “voice” all along. It’s generally very subtle, but not always small. I’d been reading The Urantia Book, which claims to be the Fifth Epochal Revelation to mankind. It claims the voice is present in about all of us. It’s a fragment of God, a spark of divinity that whispers to us, as a guide on our long journey to Paradise.
Once I read about it I realized I could hear those whispers at every turn; if only I would listen. The Urantia Book calls it the Thought Adjuster, or Mystery Monitor (1). I believe in the Bible because certain words and ideas resonate with something deep inside me that says “This is real; this is the word of God.” I get that same resonance on every page of The Urantia Book.
With the understanding of the Thought Adjuster, I can now look back on events where the voice came through. If you want to be thorough, there are probably thousands of incidents where the advice from divinity broke through to my consciousness, but I will give details on seven episodes that illustrate how it works.
- Learning long division. I was in grade school. The classroom never interested me. All I ever wanted to do was play outside. We were learning long division. It was hard for me, and I wasn’t focused. The teacher was explaining something about “carry the six . . .” Suddenly I heard a voice in my head: “This is important! Pay attention!”
- Exploring the library. I was just getting into reading. I loved science fiction as a teenager. My local library had a Young Adult section, and I was reading all the books by Jules Verne. I asked the librarian if there were any more works by Verne. “Not in the Young Adult section,” she said, but there are plenty in the main library.” Again, suddenly I got a message. It was like an epiphany, as I realized I could read anything, anywhere. This was something of a transfer of ideas as opposed to a voice. If I had to translate it into words it might be “There’s a vast universe of knowledge open to you, if you would simply seek for it.”
- Stanford Chapel. I’ve always liked photography. I went through a phase where I worked exclusively with black and white film. I was taking photographs around the Stanford University campus, and wandered inside the chapel there. The sun was streaming through beautiful stained glass windows, but I only had black and white film with me. “Your whole world will be in color now.” It was the voice again, pregnant with symbolism. I wonder if the sacredness of the place had something to do with the message.
- The data entry clerk. I was hiring a part-time worker for data entry. I stood up to end the interview with a chubby, seemingly dull Filipino woman. “Hire this one” the voice said. I did. She turned out to be the best data entry clerk I ever had.
- Breaking up. I kept dating a girl knowing she was not ‘the one.’ We went to church, and as we got up after the service I heard a distinct “You must tell her.” I knew what it meant.
- Breaking up, part II. I was in love. This is ‘the one.’ Then she suddenly left me for another man. Funny how that let me experience the other side of the break-up coin. The idea of her making love to another man precipitated a series of panic attacks which left me wallowing in misery and self pity. As one such attack began, I heard the voice again. “It’s not real.” I knew in this case the “it” was referring to bodies. I had been reading another inspired book called A Course in Miracles, which claims our real nature is spiritual, not material (2).
- Giving thanks. I met my partner. She encouraged me to give up my floundering data processing contracting business. “Get a real job.” After the first year my income had doubled. My new employer liked my work and gave me a 15% raise. I was overjoyed while I walked the levees overlooking San Francisco Bay. I was so grateful to have emotional stability with my partner and a bright outlook for my career. I was having a conversation with God. You’ve given me everything, I thought. What can I do for you now? What is your will for me? This time it was thunder. “You ARE my will!”
Odd things can happen with time. It slows down when you’re going into an auto accident. Or when you hear from God. That last one staggered me. I wondered as I lost my balance if I should fall onto the muddy side of the levee, or into the ocean water on the bay side. I decided to fall into the mud; you can’t drown in mud, and I was not sure if I was going to faint or not. It wasn’t until I regained my balance and my composure that the meaning of the message dawned upon me and the infusion of joy raised me up from the muck.
It turns out that A Course in Miracles also has a reference to the Thought Adjuster described in The Urantia Book. In the Course it’s called the Child.
It is this Child in you your Father knows as His Own Son . . . He whispers of His home unceasingly to you. For He would bring you back with Him . . . He will wait until you hear His gentle Voice within you (3).
It turns out that listening to that voice is the first step in the atonement; the reconciliation of man with God, and the dispelling of the illusion of the separation from divinity.
- The Urantia Book, Paper 108, “Mission and Ministry of the Thought Adjusters.”
- A Course in Miracles, Lesson 97, “I am spirit.”
- A Course in Miracles, Lesson 182, “I will be still an instant and go home.”
Has anyone here heard of the Urantia Book.
It claims to be the “5th Epochal Revelation” to mankind.
Earth is being watched. It is being monitored. More importantly, its human population is being nurtured and uplifted by genetic and educational methods designed to speed our evolution. All of this is orchestrated by a vast network of super-beings, creative forces, and groups of entities both on and off the planet. They have interbred and modified our DNA several times in our history, and there may be a program in the works for the next iteration of that genetic uplifting.
These themes may be familiar to those who study UFO abductions, but the key difference is that the interventions are not by aliens. This process of human improvement is organized and unfolding according to well-crafted plans by a celestial and spiritual government which we might call the Kingdom of Heaven. Such is the case if we are to believe the revelations contained in The Urantia Book.
The Urantia Book
The Urantia book is an intriguing, if controversial, tome comprised of four parts. Part I covers the Central and Superuniverses; Part II describes our Local Universe; Part III gives the History of Urantia (Earth); and Part IV details the Life and Teachings of Jesus.
The Urantia Book (sometimes called the Urantia Papers or The Fifth Epochal Revelation) is a spiritual and philosophical book that discusses God, Jesus, science, cosmology, religion, history, and destiny. It originated in Chicago, Illinois, sometime between 1924 and 1955. Its authorship remains a matter of speculation
The book and its publishers do not name a human author. Instead, it is written as if directly presented by numerous celestial beings appointed to the task of providing an “epochal” religious revelation. For each paper, either a named celestial being, an order of being, or a group of beings is credited as its author
Some believe the author to be a psychic channel working with Dr. William S. Sadler (1), while others suggest it is the work of famed psychic Edgar Cayce (2). Whoever the authors might be, the book is amazingly consistent, mind-boggling to read, and contains many scientifically verifiable facts.
It’s Part III, the History of Urantia that contains detailed descriptions of the evolution of life on Earth and the oversight exerted by celestial powers. According to The Urantia Book, the Kingdom of Heaven is a real manifestation of celestial government formed of spirits, light beings, angels, Sons of God, energy forces, and a vast array of created personalities. Just one of many life forms is the material existence so familiar to humans. The implantation of life on the physical plane is fostered by a Creator Son, a Planetary Prince, the Life Carriers, Melchizedek overseers, energy controllers, angels, and a dizzying network of spiritual beings.
The initiation of material life forms on habitable planets generally follows a set process and sequence of events, but every 10th such planet, or decimal world, variations are permitted. Earth is one of those planets.
Life came to Earth (Urantia) starting with the marine era, and eventually evolved to primates. About 1 million years ago the first humans evolved when a threshold of reasoning ability and human will was achieved. Two creatures, a brother and sister were born who far surpassed their primitive parents. These were later named Andon and Fonta, and their offspring created the first early humans. This was the culmination of a long process of waiting by the celestial forces overseeing earth.
We, the Life Carriers on Urantia, had passed through the long vigil of watchful waiting since the day we first planted the life plasm in the planetary waters, and naturally the appearance of the first really intelligent and volitional beings brought to us great joy and supreme satisfaction.
Imagine our joy one day — the twins were about ten years old — when the spirit of worship made its first contact with the mind of the female twin and shortly thereafter with the male. We knew that something closely akin to human mind was approaching culmination; and when, about a year later, they finally resolved, as a result of meditative thought and purposeful decision, to flee from home and journey north, then did the spirit of wisdom begin to function on Urantia and in these two now recognized human minds.
There was an immediate and new order of mobilization of the seven adjutant mind-spirits. We were alive with expectation; we realized that the long-waited-for hour was approaching; we knew we were upon the threshold of the realization of our protracted effort to evolve will creatures on Urantia.
Paper 62 The Dawn Races of Early Man (3)
The clan created by Andon and Fonta became known as the Andonites, and spread all across Europe and onto the far reaches of the globe. They passed through several variations and subgroups, including the Foxhall People, the Neanderthals, and the Badanan Tribes. Then, about 500,000 years ago, a major evolutionary event took place when suddenly the six colored races of mankind appeared. These were the red man, the orange man, the yellow man, the green man, the blue man, and the indigo race. These were known as the six Sangik races of mankind, and they arose from the children of one family in the northwest highlands of India.
The six major colored races spread across the earth for many generations, with much intermingling and conflict. No modern race has evolved without admixing of these types, but for the most part descendants of the yellow man and red man moved to Asia, the orange, green, and indigo man to Africa, and the blue man to Europe. The red man, admixed with some yellow and blue, moved to Mexico and Central America.
The interaction of celestial beings and forces is described in detail in Paper 65 of The Urantia Book, “The Overcontrol of Evolution.” This overcontrol may at times involve admixing of human and angelic genetic material. Such a process is undertaken by a celestial officer known as a Planetary Prince, and aided by armies of spirit guides. The plan was to mix the superior DNA with the genes of early man, a people called the Andonite tribes in The Urantia Book.
descendantAccordingly, fifty males and fifty females of the Andon and Fonta posterity, representing the survival of the best strains of that unique race, were chosen by the Life Carriers. With one or two exceptions these Andonite contributors to the advancement of the race were strangers to one another. They were assembled from widely separated places by co-ordinated Thought Adjuster direction and seraphic guidance at the threshold of the planetary headquarters of the Prince. Here the one hundred human subjects were given into the hands of the highly skilled volunteer commission from Avalon, who directed the material extraction of a portion of the life plasm of these Andonite contributors to the advancement of the race were strangers to one another. They were assembled from widely separated places by co-ordinated Thought Adjuster direction and seraphic guidance at the threshold of the planetary headquarters of the Prince. Here the one hundred human subjects were given into the hands of the highly skilled volunteer commission from Avalon, who directed the material extraction of a portion of the life plasm of these Andon descendants. This living material was then transferred to the material bodies constructed for the use of the one hundred Jerusemite members of the Prince’s staff.
Paper 66 The Planetary Prince of Urantia (4)
That process sounds eerily similar to modern day alien abductions. In this quote, Avalon and the Jerusemite members refer to celestial domains and principalities, not earth locations.
Genetic uplifting occurred again by a process known in our culture as the story of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. These events had lasting effects on all of the human races.
The celestial government overseeing this planet came to the conclusion that mankind would benefit from being assigned a Material Son and Daughter. These were Adam and Eve. The interesting point here is that powers in the spiritual realms monitor the progress of the planet and make plans for its spiritual uplifting. Such interventions and the engineered social changes are apparently part of a repertoire of spirit-to-human tools used for advancing the planet. The appearance thousands of years later of Jesus Christ is just one such bestowal, and if history is any guide there will be more in the future.
The idea for the Garden was to allow Adam and Eve to start a generation of their own children who would later intermarry with the peoples of Earth and this new interbreeding would benefit evolution. Adam and Eve brought with them an improved gene pool, and this combined with schools of education would uplift civilization on the planet.
Adam and Eve were the founders of the violet race of men, the ninth human race to appear on Urantia. Adam and his offspring had blue eyes, and the violet peoples were characterized by fair complexions and light hair color — yellow, red, and brown.
Paper 76 The Second Garden (5)
As most students of religion might remember, things did not go well in the Garden. Nevertheless, Adam and Eve were eventually able to create a new breed, the violet people, though in lesser numbers. The original plan was for the interbreeding to start when their children numbered about 500,000; Material Sons and Daughters lived much longer in the days before the default. Soon after the banishment, a second garden was created, and here “Adamic life plasm” was introduced to 1,570 women selected from the “highest strains of the Nodites.” This impregnation of the locals is reminiscent of the many current stories in UFO literature of abductions and interbreeding with space aliens.
The violet race from Adam and Eve’s children combined with the interbreeding with Adamic life plasm ultimately led to the creation of an improved human stock, variously intermixed and referred to as the violet race, the Adamsonites, the Adamites and eventually the Andites.
Again, this process was planned, not arbitrary.
After becoming established in the second garden on the Euphrates, Adam elected to leave behind as much of his life plasm as possible to benefit the world after his death. Accordingly, Eve was made the head of a commission of twelve on race improvement, and before Adam died this commission had selected 1,682 of the highest type of women on Urantia, and these women were impregnated with the Adamic life plasm.
Paper 76 The Second Garden (6)
Again, it sounds very much like alien abductions. It was the work of many different and complimentary celestial entities.
The Life Carriers had planned a new type of mortal embracing the union of the conjoint offspring of the Prince’s staff with the first-generation offspring of Adam and Eve. They had thus projected a plan envisioning a new order of planetary creatures whom they hoped would become the teacher-rulers of human society. Such beings were designed for social sovereignty, not civil sovereignty.
Paper 77 The Midway Creatures (7)
The results were positive and represented of genetic changes to the makeup of humans.
. . . their children proved to be far superior in almost every way to both the Andonite and the Sangik peoples. This unexpected excellence characterized not only physical and intellectual qualities but also spiritual capacities.
These mutant traits appearing in the first Nodite generation resulted from certain changes which had been wrought in the configuration and in the chemical constituents of the inheritance factors of the Andonic germ plasm.
Paper 77 The Midway Creatures (8)
The material in The Urantia Book then clearly makes a case for external fostering of improvement to human genetic material. An adjunct to this process are the schools of cultural education that appear side by side with the genetic changes, and these training efforts are also explained in the chapters on evolution.
If we are to believe what The Urantia Book is telling us, then mankind is being continually monitored and advanced by celestial powers. Although New Age books and channeled spiritual literature often gets dismissed by mainstream studies, the internal consistencies of The Urantia Book and its many verifiable scientific revelations suggests it deserves a more in-depth look. When we look at the details of the plan to interbreed as many as half a million celestial entities with human beings with the idea to create a new type of human (reference 7), and compare that to the numerous reports of a massive human/alien hybrid program so prevalent in the literature, then one has to wonder if we are being prepared for yet another otherworldly intervention in the near future.
(2) Edgar Cayce and the Urantia Book by Karen L. Presser and John M. Bunker. Out of print.
(3) Urantia Book. Paper 62, The Dawn Races of Early Man, Section 6, paragraphs 1, 5 and 6.
(4) Urantia Book. Paper 66 The Planetary Prince of Urantia, Section 2, paragraph 7.
(5) Urantia Book. Paper 76 The Second Garden, Section 4, paragraph 1.
(6) Urantia Book. Paper 76 The Second Garden, Section 4, paragraph 8.
(7) Urantia Book. Paper 77 The Midway Creatures, Section 2, paragraph 2.
(8) Urantia Book. Paper 77 The Midway Creatures, Section 2, paragraphs 4 and 5..
Saw this on the ‘net and couldn’t resist. Meanwhile, Wikileaks is suffering from a blockade by the big banks.
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