I was looking to forward to this film to see how they handle the topic that I discuss in my third book – Torn Between Two Worlds: Material and Ethereal. I was quickly disappointed in the first scene, where the discovery of life after death turns into a call for mass suicides. But then when I thought about it further, I realized that this might be a logical conclusion with no guiding philosophy. The conclusion drawn is that death is like “pushing the reset button” on life. In my book, I lay out some research into the consequences of the lifestyle on the type of after life that could follow such a life. There is an indication in the research that a suicide has dramatic consequences, including the theory that the next life could present the same issues that one is attempting to escape.
The second thing that stood out for me was a quote by Thomas (Robert Redford). He said, “Faith, oh god, I have such contempt for that word. Show me someone who relies on faith, and I’ll show you someone who has given up control over whatever it is that they believe.” This shows me how misunderstood faith is in the scientific community. Einstein was one of the few scientists that understood the importance of faith. He once said that he has faith in the nobility of nature. Science needs to relearn this trait if they are to successfully unravel some of nature’s secrets.
I often tell friends that they need to learn to have faith in themselves. By looking at all that one has been able to overcome already in life, should reassure one that they can handle anything life throws at them in the future – have faith instead of fear. This is faith based on a logical assessment of one’s accomplishments. No one should be ashamed of having faith in themselves or, like Einstein, in the beauty of nature.
I start with this account from the late 19th century, not for its time period, but for the level of enlightenment of the deceased. He is a self-proclaimed egotist, and the ethereal world that he describes is fitting to his character. I imagine it on the one hand as the wild west, due to its amount of lawlessness, and like a ghetto on the other hand, due to its run-down and dirty appearance.
This is a fascinating story to read after having read Wickland’s work, because it complements the knowledge he imparts. Franchezzo explains how he and other ethereal beings in this wild west influence weak-willed humans. After death, an addict is still an addict, so they seek out humans that they can connect with to experience the “high” of their addiction. They accomplish this through temporary possession. For example, a deceased alcoholic will search out weak-willed drinkers and encourage them to keep drinking so that he can enjoy the ethereal essence of the alcohol and the intoxicating feeling experienced by the drinker.
We also find from this story that the deceased are encouraged to improve their base thinking and strive for virtue. Benevolent beings visit these lower regions and encourage the residents to consider a path of redemption, a nobler path. Though, as in the material world, free will is respected and no one is forced to change their ways, until they are incarnated again in the material world.
After nearly one hundred years, the success rate of treating mental heath ailments has progressed little. In his book, Heal Thyself, Dr. Edward Bach discusses the variability of results from the various treatments available at his time. He was disturbed by the lack of consistency in treating the symptoms. A similar situation exists today with results from pharmaceuticals, eastern medicine, acupuncture and various energy healing techniques, including Dr. Bach’s own Bach Flower Remedies.
The theme of my trilogy, Torn Between Two Worlds, is to highlight scientific anomalies that are not currently understood with a materialistic viewpoint and to suggest a holistic approach that can help to encourage researchers to look at other factors not currently part of their experiments. In the case of Bach, this is the logical step he took. He boldly named his book Heal Thyself because he truly believed that it is the patient who knows the most about the underlying causes of their ailments, they just need to be empowered in order to treat themselves.
It seems logical to me that when anomalous results exist, that there are more variables involved in the solution to consider. Currently, medical professionals are discouraged from looking for non-materialistic factors and non-materialistic results. Dr. Bach went out into nature and discovered thirty-six essences that are effective in treating the sources of many ailments such as anxiety, depression, and mental distress. These essences are of an ethereal nature. They are the direct transfer of the flower’s essence into water using sunlight and contain no material components. There are other similar studies that have come to the same conclusion, notably Dr. Emoto’s use of Hado water in treating similar ailments.
The work of Dr. Duncan MacDougall was groundbreaking in many respects. Firstly, he had the curiosity to apply science to the impact of death, with scientific rigor. Secondly, because he was able to explain the variations in the test to match the personality of the subject.
Finally, the 21 grams which are lost at death correspond to 1.9 billion MJ of energy that escaped into the ether, providing evidence for the so-called Dark Energy theorized by astrophysics. If each living body, including celestial bodies, contains a proportional amount of energy, this might account for the missing energy that the Dark Energy hypothesis represents.
A secondary effect of MacDougall’s experiment is to suggest that the universe is permeable, not to suggest that there are multiple dimensions. The 1.9 billion MJ was not released into the closed room of his experiment, but the first law of thermodynamics says that this energy went somewhere, it was not destroyed. The Torn Between Two World hypothesis is supported by this observation.
Together with the work of Ian Stevenson, we have enough evidence to examine the so-called Dark Energy in near space. By bridging the gap between science and spirituality, wisdom can be acquired. We need more scientists to help religion to dispel their illogical doctrines and dogma, rediscovering the wisdom of the founders of science: Euclid, Pythagoras, Democritus, and Hippocrates.
Scientists have rebuffing the experiments without bothering to do what MacDougall recommended: increase the sample size. At the time of his experiments, he was using leading edge technology that can be replicated today with much greater accuracy. Instead, they make statements like this: ‘In other words, the measurements are not dependable, so should be disregarded.‘
There is much wisdom in sayings of old, if we have an open mind to accept them. People have believed from the beginning of time about the power of the stars and the impact that they have on our daily lives. Many have dedicated their lives to the practice of astrology, finding truth and wisdom in their studies and practice. How does astrology fit into the modern scientific world?
Most scientific theories require the addition of both dark matter and dark energy to describe the behavior of the universe, and in massive proportions. Some more recent theories by Mike McCulloch and Gregorio Baquero have eliminated the need to have dark matter to explain the observed behavior, but still require huge amounts of dark energy. Let’s be clear though, the term dark energy stems from the fact that it cannot be seen or measured, it does not imply that it is truly darkness.¬†
Most all of the research is being done is on big money projects in physics, either looking into deep space or into smaller particles at the CERN. No one seems to be looking for dark energy in near space, or in our solar system. If dark energy makes up more than 80% of the universe, shouldn’t we be able to find it in our solar system?
The project, Torn Between Two Worlds, was created in order to form a bridge between two seemingly opposing sides. In this case, between science and astrology. What can the two learn from each other? In the introduction of my first book, I talk about the statistics from identical twin studies done throughout the last 60 years. One statistically significant variable falls out of those studies that can only be defined as a function of time. All of these studies show that our personality is impacted by the time we were born. This has nothing to do with genetics. Astrologists know this to be true.
Here is the Torn Between Two World hypothesis: We are citizens of two, coincidental worlds; a physical world, that is open to the eyes of its inhabitants and an ethereal world that is only visible to a very few gifted individuals. The physical world is finite, in that it is limited to the materials created in the Big Bang, whereas the ethereal world in infinite. Both worlds can act upon each other.
Putting this all together, I propose the following hypothesis:
- Dark energy is the same energy that we experience in near space, and it is associated with bodies, both celestial and living. It is coincidental with these bodies, and it is ethereal.
- Like gravity, its effect can be measured.
- Unlike gravity, some gifted people can see it.
There is a proof in near space that can be made within our solar system and then applied to the universe using a well-known anomaly. The AU is increasing by 15 cm per year, and nobody knows why. Under our hypothesis, both the sun and the earth contain dark energy, so how much dark energy would each need to contain in order to increase the earth’s orbit around the sun by 15 cm per year? And if each celestial body had promotional amounts of dark energy, would this explain the accelerated expansion of the universe?
This is one of my most favorite television series about how life in the ethereal world can impact people. Especially in the first few seasons, it is a very inspired series depicting how a ghost can affect our lives. It gives us a good idea how it feels for the few who are meant to help them, and how these gifted people are often not understood by the people around them. Clairvoyance is a gift, but without the right support, it can be a great burden. Fortunately, Belinda had a grandmother during her childhood who understood her gift and was able to teach her how to use it to help others.
Once Belinda’s son gets old enough, she realizes that there are other types of ethereal beings that he can see and which she did not know existed. This illustrates the problem that has always existed when analyzing the work of clairvoyants, not all can see the same things, so it makes it a difficult field to study. Dr. Carl Wickland spent 30 years working with patients who were being molested by a ghost, but did not learn much wisdom from these lost souls. This illustrates that just being in the ethereal world is not enough, it takes something more to be able to uncover its secrets.
There has been enough independent research done by various psychiatrists on this subject to warrant an in-depth scientific study, along the line of Dr. Ian Stevenson’s work on reincarnation, to establish detection and treatment methods for people affected by a disparate spirit or ghost. This would be a great step forward for the mental health profession to have these techniques available to doctors treating patients who are possibly being mentally tortured by an angry ghost. By sending each ghost into the light, Wickland and Fiore were able to elevate great suffering without the use of expensive pharmaceuticals.
I have come across a number of inspired Hollywood productions that I like to share along with the meaning they provided me. I was so excited to see the beginning of City of Angels, starting just as inspired texts explain how the ethereal body leaves the material body at death, and continues life in the ethereal world. The guardian angel was waiting for the young girl to guide her further on her journey.
I have seen a number of productions that depict angels as being somehow less than human, with no feelings. This is because there are very few inspired texts about life in Heaven and the work of angels. The few that I have come across, show much more beauty, joy and diversity than here on earth, not less.
Dr. Carl A. Wickland, (1861-1945) was a member of the Chicago Medical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the chief psychiatrist at the National Psychopathic Institute of Chicago. Wickland specialized in cases of schizophrenia, paranoia, depression, addiction, manic-depression, criminal behavior and other phobias. After moving to Los Angeles in 1918, he founded the National Psychological Institute of Los Angeles with his wife Anna Wickland, who was a trance medium. Wickland treated many patients suffering from mental illness of all kinds, and after many years of experience came to the conclusion that a number of patients he treated had ‘attachments;’ by that he meant that spiritual entities had attached themselves to unwitting mortals and influenced them (often) in the worst kind of way-leading them to alcoholism, madness, and occasionally murder. Wickland stated at the time; Spirit obsession is a fact – a perversion of a natural law – and is amply demonstrable. This has been proven hundreds of times by causing the supposed insanity or aberration to be temporarily transferred from the victim to a psychic sensitive who is trained for the purpose, and by this method ascertain the cause of the psychosis to be an ignorant or mischievous spirit, whose identity may frequently be verified. Having come to the ‘spirit obsession’ conclusion, Wickland and his wife set up a rescue circle, with Mrs. Wickland acting as the medium, and they set about communicating with lost souls who had passed away and were unaware of their post physical death condition and often in denial due to dogmatic religious and equally dogmatic atheist beliefs. In the introduction of the book the author writes, The change called death, the word is a misnomer-universally regarded with gloomy fear, occurs so naturally and simply that the greater number, after passing out of the physical are not aware that the transition has been made, and having no knowledge of a spiritual life they are totally unconscious of having passed into another state of being. Deprived of their physical sense organs, they are shut out from the physical light, and lacking, a mental perception of the high purpose of existence, these individuals are spiritually blind and find themselves in a twilight condition-the outer darkness mentioned in the Bible – and linger in the realm known as the Earth sphere.
The TV series Supernatural is going into its 13th season, showing the popularity of the subject matter among today’s public. It is full of inspired concepts that touch on aspects of the ethereal world that are quite colorful. It also has plenty of references to all kinds of inspired writings, including the bible and the mythical texts about the gods, and does a very good job of representing them in the script. So it is a good measure for the amount of confusion that currently exists in the subjects of the ethereal world, angels, demons and ghosts.
It is nice to see their treatment of Lucifer in this series because Christianity in general has lost their vigilance for the prince of lies, or as I like to refer to him as the prince of rhetoric. Rhetoric is a more precise description, and the series shows this exceptionally.
The storyline has a common thread with others who attempt to explain the fall of angels. Why would they choose to fall from heaven? The hypothesis in this series is that it was a matter of conscious choice, as it is in the film called City of Angeles. But the reasons that are presented are very weak, because there is not a widely held understanding for the fall in the first place. Religions today do not offer a reason why one-third of the angels were cast out of heaven.
The series is not only full of ghosts, but also demon possession. The only way they can hold back from being possessed is through charms or pagan symbols. Fortunately for us today, we need not suffer the uninvited demonic possessions that are commonly shown here, though. But before the final judgment, this is how I could have imagined it was in the times of the Old Testament. Back then, the gods of the underworld could possess anyone one they wanted and use them for their own purposes, much like is shown in Supernatural.
I have always had a unique point of view and have kept to myself for many years, until recently. Two separate friends had commented on the value they received from our discussions, and both suggested I write a book. Then my daughter suffered a stroke and while she was in the hospital, I started writing what turned into a three book project.
Fellow scientist, Robert Almede talks about Stevenson’s reincarnation research and about the importance of looking at the outliers to gain genuine knowledge though the pursuit of the things that science cannot explain. Don’t worry about the 95 who died jumping out the 10th story window, look closely at why the 5 got up and walked away. Statistics often leads us to throw away the knowledge gained in the outliers. This has been a theme for my life and has led me through the topics of reincarnation as part of our return to heaven.
I was also inspired by the works of John Nash whose work on gaming theory has given scientific support to the concept of “love thy neighbor”.