McCall Gathering, 2007, Part 17

This entry is part 17 of 54 in the series McCall Gathering 2007

The Unveiling, Part 12

The Number of the Beast

“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of humanity; (it says man but is humanity in the Greek) and that number is six hundred three score and six.”  Revelation 13:18

Six is the number of the Piscean age and the strong authority of the beast governs that age. The three six’s are symbolic of the three levels of control – control on the physical, control on the emotional and control on the plane of the mind. When you have a beast that is charge in of you, you have to physically do what you are told, you have to feel the way you are told to feel and you have to think the way you are told to think. If you do not have the six on you and bow to strong control on all these three levels, you will be attacked by the beast and his agents wherever they may be.

Fortunately, we do not have control by the beast here in America that some of the other nations have but we made an image to the beast. Now the scripture talks about people who have escaped the beast. Let me just go into that and then we will wrap it up.

(Revelation 14:1) In the very next verse in chapter 14 it says, “I beheld a lamb and he stood upon mount Zion and with him, one hundred and forty four thousand having his Fathers name written…”

Where was the Father’s name written? In their foreheads. And the beast has his follower’s number and name written where?

Audience: The hand and the forehead.

JJ: Hands and foreheads but those who escape the beast find the name of God written in their foreheads and, in other words, the disciple finds the throne of God in his “forehead.” He found the name of God in his forehead and when we find that name, the beast who represents the god on the outside comes after him. That person on the outside representing the beast speaks with authority as if he were God standing there telling us what to do, whether it be a religious leader, a political leader or someone else. If the religious leader speaks and says jump then you jump. If he says that you have to change vocation or you have to marry this person, we have a revelation from God on it, well you do it, because you are under the control of the beast and you are obeying this person from the outside who is taking the place of God and that is what the beast is – he takes the place of God and he is on the outside.

You escape the beast by disregarding those on the outside and you find the name of God is written in your forehead and inside of yourself you find God. Only then can you escape the mark of the beast.

Audience: Weren’t the 144,000 beheaded?

JJ: No it does not say that, it talks about other souls that were faithful and were beheaded for their sacrifices.

Audience: I think it says that those who did not take the mark were beheaded and I think it Revelation 14, or 19 and 20.

JJ: (Flipping the pages) I don’t think it mentions the mark there, it says, “For the word of God they were beheaded.” A lot of people are beheaded if they do not take the mark. In other words, if you are in North Korea and say I am going to rebel and to hell the with Kim Jong Ill then you will be killed. Now fortunately because of laws written into the Constitution, Curtis and I could actually say what we wanted at our ex-communication trial and the worst they could do was ex-communicate us and confine us to eternal torture on the other side. In their minds this is actually worse than death.

After I was ex-communicated one of the brethren who presided over my trial came up to me and he said he wished we lived in the old days where they could put somebody like me to death.

Audience: He said that to you? Did you kick him in the shins!

That’s not my style but I think I did try to illustrate the illusion he was in. But that is what he said to me and I can’t remember what his name was. A lot of the high priests at the trial were my friends, but I did not know this guy very well and he was on the council. He came up and said that to me after I was ex-communicated.

Curtis: You know we could have sued the Mormon Church.

JJ: Yes, we could have because they ex-communicated against there own laws.

Audience: You could be that witness that caused the stir.

JJ: Yes, well, we will eventually caused more stir. Curtis and I caused quite a bit of stir but not a national scale yet. Any questions before we end this segment.

Audience: Question about the beast – you mentioned about the beast, and how the principle of the beast represented in correspondence to certain historical events with the fire coming down from heaven and the second beast and all that and I was wondering if you also had an understanding that those had an esoteric or physiological significance.

JJ; I talk about it in my book. One of the more interesting things is that it has an external interpretation that very closely corresponds but it also has an internal alternative interpretation in my book that applies in the life of the disciple himself. He has within him a beast that he has to overcome. So there are several interpretations to it but the thing that is interesting about the beast is it applies externally and every once in a while you find that there are scriptures that apply very close to external application. You can externally illustrate how the principle of the beast works by the using the power of dictatorships and the Untied States and the two horns of lamb and all those things.

Audience: What would the fire from heaven represent that the second beast brought down.

JJ: You mean the internal application of the fire from heaven.

Audience: Yes

JJ: I can’t remember exactly what I wrote on that and I will look it up and see what I wrote on that for you. Heaven always symbolizes higher consciousness, so the fire would be the spirit coming down from the higher consciousness. A lot of times even those who are upon the path of illusion do contact fire from heaven and it can be used for right or wrong. When the disciple first starts on his path he gets a touch of the fire of the spirit and it drives him crazy at times. This is what happened to Hercules before he began his labors. He was trying to become an aspiring disciple and do what’s right and it says he killed his twin brother and his family and mother and father.

DK points out that this illustrates that the disciple, when he first catches a glimpse of the spiritual energy, is driven almost mad in the beginning of his quest. The beginner cannot handle very much spiritual energy and if he gets too much he is driven mad.

Another example is David Koresh. He was sincerely trying to be a disciple in his mind yet he got more than he could handle and went crazy and the same with Jim Jones. He really went crazy and forced all his followers to drink poison Kool-Aid. And yet he was trying to get on the path and he got a little too much energy and it drove him berserk. And this happened to Hercules in one of his lifetimes and so this happens to disciples when they begin the path.

It is a very dangerous time and you can tell that we have a few strange people that come and go on the Keys list and you can tell that some of them have a bit more energy than they can handle. Susan and Sterling have a very interesting list where they have some really strange people show up. One guy there thinks he is God and another guy there thinks he is mighty and strong, another thinks he is Moses. I like hanging out there every once in a while because it is interesting to follow what those guys are thinking.

Curtis: Well, we cannot all be Moses and when I had a witness on reincarnation it was like that, it was like a fire, like a burning connected basically by the Kundalini awakening with not just one center, it was like the whole flow of energy, it was like being supercharged and that is why I had to release that and take it out to my Sunday school class. It is the kind of thing that you cannot hold in and I did not want to hold it in and it was something that I wanted everybody to know.

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666 Revealed

Dec 18, 1998

666 Revealed Part I

Remember there are several levels from which the 666 can be interpreted, but we want to concentrate on its meaning in the physical context that we have been discussing.

The whole chapter deals with the control of the Beast over humanity which is essentially the art of causing humans to not focus attention on the God Self (Higher than man) but the animal self (lower than man). For average person the past always has a stronger pull than the future.

The number six then is the number of the sixth Ray of idealism with governs the age of Pisces and the Solar plexus. The six is written three times because it symbolizes the control of the Beast over our three worlds -the physical (which includes the material and etheric) the astral or emotional and the mental worlds.

So keeping this in mind how does the Beast place his mark in your forehead and right hand in these three levels? Remember the forehead symbolizes your thought and thinking and the right hand is your work or actions.

First let us look at what the Christian world as a whole is expecting to happen from the predictions of the Beast and the 666.

Many think the ten horns are ten European nations (others think the UN) that will unite and recreate the Roman Empire headed by a beastly character that will make Hitler look like Snow White. They believe this dictator will then assume complete control over every living human being except for a batch of Christians who will be raptured into heaven. These raptured ones will then watch on in glee as the rest of us get our just deserts for not accepting their brand of salvation. The justice meted out to us will be a physical mark of some type which will bear the number 666. This will be an ID number of some type tattooed or implanted on our forehead or right hand that we will have to show to even be able to buy or sell. Thus this anti-Christ will have complete control over our lives.

Some think the number 666 has something to do with the bar code because 666 is encoded into it. Maybe some version of this will be written with a laser on our foreheads. Now anything is possible. Hitler did have an ID tattooed on the left arms of the imprisoned Jews. Nothing was engraved on their foreheads though as far as I know.

If the world totally abandoned all the progress it has made over the past two thousand years it is possible that a world dictator could arise. Maybe he would tattoo the name of Elmer Fudd on everyone’s Big toe – or maybe he would put a mark on everyone’s right hand, but this is very unlikely. Why?

The real critical War that paved the way for the New Age of peace was World Wars I and II? (World War II was really an extension of an unfinished World War I). This is as close as we will get to Armageddon if the workers of Light do their job and contain the nuclear weapons of the world. The closest thing we have seen that resembles an antichrist was Hitler who was reincarnated from a warlord who defeated the forces of Light in Atlantis and paved the way for its destruction.

There is no evil genius on the Earth today who can come close to making Hitler look like Snow White. There is not even an equal of Hitler – thank goodness. If Saddam Hussein was as smart as Hitler the world would be in big trouble right now. He’d be controlling the Japanese with oil and forcing them to be our enemy. We have enough trouble caused by stupid people on the dark side let alone some trumped up super man.

If all goes as planned by the Brotherhood we will move fairly progressively over the next 200 years into the New Age of peace. There will be some unexpected events, some earth changes, some destruction, some wars, but nothing like the Christian or New Age world is expecting. There will be no rapture as believers define rapture.

Neither will the earth be hit by a giant asteroid, neither will the enlightened of humanity be swooped up by a giant space ship, neither will the enlightened ones be taken into some mysterious 4th dimension or even the 5th or 6th dimensions.

The biggest surprises over the next two hundred years are not predicted by anyone with any degree of accuracy in the present. If you look at all the prophesies of doom and then go ahead in time two hundred years and read the history as it will be written, there will not be much of a correspondence. Future historians will make a footnote that the great expected Anti Christ just did not materialize.

Then too, 200 years from now you would think that the big story in history would be the second coming of Christ. The event will be registered by them, but this person will not be called Jesus and future historians will write about him from a similar perspective as current historians write about Abraham Lincoln. This entity will, however, eventually be recognized as one who is greater than Lincoln, but not until the passage of some time.

The real truth is this. The astounding prophecies of doom and a great Antichrist is just a smokescreen used by the Dark Brotherhood to cast an illusion over the real beast, antichrist and meaning of 666 so the masses will continue to bear the mark.

In some ways it would be better for humanity if a dictator forced people kicking and screaming to receive a mark. Then at least they would know they had something they needed to rebel against. But as it is the masses bear the mark in complete ignorance. How then do you fight an enemy when you are completely unaware than one even exists? How do you fight an enemy that is here unseen today if you are not expecting him until tomorrow?

We have talked about how the first and second beast is already here as well as the image of the Beast. Now the great mystery for us to discover is how the 666 is here and how are we marked with it. Even more important is how do we escape the mark?

The number is literally written in the Greek as follows: six one hundreds and six tens and six which is not too far off from the English expression of 666.

The beast has six as its core number. Why? Is it because six is an evil number?

No.

Is it because six is an incomplete number and seven is a better number because that is the number of creation signifying that everything is perfected?

This is what the Christian world teaches, but even in this they forget that God is said to have created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Therefore creation was completed in six days or periods and the number six is perfect in its own right.

As evidenced by the seven colors in the rainbow, the seven musical notes and the seven creative Spirits before the throne of God there are seven Ray energies in this physical universe from which all things are created. Each of these rays has a different meaning and they are the prime cause of all astrological influences.

The core meaning of the sixth Ray is the energy of idealism and or devotion. Jesus himself is a Master of the sixth ray energy and the Christian Church, the United States and the age of Pisces are governed by it. If Jesus operates in this energy then surely it can’t be all bad. Jesus presented to the world an ideal life that humanity can devote itself to attaining. We as humans must have an ideal before us to give us incentive to BECOME. Without an ideal there would be little incentive for any of us to move forward.

The problem is that there is a duality in all things including the number six. If the ideal is seen as an ultimate perfection and not as a step on an eternal stairway then the person slips into the I AM consciousness instead of the I AM BECOMING. When the ideal becomes the ultimate perfection, the disciple steps into great illusion where he worships the perfection, obeys the laws of the perfection or forever the perfection, but not finding it.

Remember that the Beast is created from the “sea” of humanity – and what is the ideal of humanity? The ideal human is Jesus. Just as the Dragon uses the United States and other relatively free nations to further its purpose so does it steal the idealistic number six of the Christian Church and its founder and present before the world the antichrist or a false and more palatable ideal for the common person. Thus we have three ideals presented to the world in this past age: Jesus, the Christian Church and the United States, all governed by the ideal number six and the corruption of these three ideals is one of the meanings of 666.

Now the Dragon (the Dark Brothers) through the Beast corrupts these ideals through the manipulation of the solar plexus center which is also governed by the sixth ray. This center is below the navel and is a reflection of the ideal of the Spiritual Love of the heart center. The mission of this the solar plexus is to inspire us through aspiring feeling to seek the higher energies.

The goal of the Dragon is this. Keep the aspiring person’s attention centered on the solar plexus by the deception that the solar plexus is really the heart and this is the highest there is. If the person is then deceived into thinking he has found the ultimate feeling he can then be manipulated around this “perfection.”

What is the difference between the feelings generated by the solar plexus and those of the heart? Why are many seekers deceived into thinking the solar plexus energies are heart energies?

Part II

Some have mentioned the solar plexus as if it is a bad thing. But the truth is that just as the number 6 is divine in its purest sense so is the solar plexus. It has the wonderful purpose of presenting before the aspiring human an ideal accompanied by an emotional feeling that will eventually move his attention up to the higher energies of the heart and mind.

We do not say a beaver is evil because it is lower on the scale of evolution than is the human. Instead, the life that is in the beaver is going through a divine process learning divine lessons. Yet even though the beaver is doing a great good on its own level by fulfilling its part in the great Plan it would be a great evil for a human to retrogress and use the beaver as an ideal of what he is supposed to be or accomplish. The human has gone beyond the beaver in evolution and, therefore, should set his sights on an ideal that is higher than his present state.

There are several ways that the Dragon uses the energy of Ray Six through the Solar Plexus to entrap mankind.

One of the main ones is to present before the aspiring human an ideal that is impossible to reach. This is a trick used in almost every religion on the planet. Most of us are familiar with the Christian religion so let us use it as an example.

Let us look at the founder who was the man Jesus. What happened to the belief system about Jesus shortly after the crucifixion? Instead of being an ideal of what we should BECOME the Dragon made sure that the image of Jesus was transferred to a God. Later he was not only a God, but the one and only God of Gods, the fullness of the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost all in one package, the creator of heaven and earth with all the trillions of galaxies with billions of stars each.

Now honestly ask yourself … Is this an ideal that Joe average can shoot for???

No. No, a hundred times NO. This Jesus is so far removed from us that it would be the height of blasphemy to even consider that we can set him up as an ideal to aspire toward.

The wonderful truth is that Jesus (I realize He has other names, but we call him Jesus for purposes of identification) came as a man like ourselves to set before us a practical ideal of what we can and must BECOME.

Instead the Dragon has exalted him as the highest being in the universe far beyond our reach. As such we become mere “sinners” totally unworthy of any blessing that such a God could dish out.

Now because of the successful exalting of Jesus by the Dragon working through the Beast people like me have to take a risk in saying something like the following:

“Jesus came to present the image of the ideal man to which ordinary humans like you and me are to aspire. He is not the God of the Universe any more than you or I.”

The believer hears this and responds with something like:

“Blasphemy! How dare you attack our Lord and Savior and risk the damnation of hell. Why would you even consider belittling the Lord Jesus??? My Jesus is the God of the Universe and you humiliate Him.”

When an honest seeker is attacked with words like this he may tend to doubt himself if he has not received Soul Contact. He may think something like this. “If I am wrong I will go to the lowest hell for all eternity so I had better be sure I am correct.”

This type of thinking causes many seekers on the edge of enlightenment to doubt themselves and cease to challenge the Dragon’s ideal that he presents to the world for the sole purpose of controlling the masses.

Now after 2000 years it is time for the Lights of the earth to stand up for what is true, even if you are accused of blasphemy and of belittling the greatness of Avatars past.

The second illusionary use of Ray 6 through the Solar Plexus is through the manipulation of the lower feelings. Most of general humanity only have a dim sense of the true energies that gradually unfold in the heart chakra but strongly identify with the intense feelings of the solar plexus. When most people talk about following your heart they are really talking about following the Solar plexus or the lower feelings. There is a large portion of humanity that have no idea as to what the true heart energies feel like and this is a fact that the Dark Ones use to full advantage. They know that if they can control half of the populace then they can control them all.

The average person interprets the highest feelings of the Solar Plexus to be the “ideal” or Sixth Ray feeling.

Remember that bumper sticker that the born againers had a few years ago which said “I found it!” What they found was the ideal Jesus, God of the Universe and a strong feeling to go along with it.

Don’t think that the other end of the spectrum is immune however. The mantra of many New Agers is “go with the flow,” and this is as much of a Solar Plexus statement as “I found it!”

The “go with the flow” appeals very strongly to solar plexus people for this lower emotional energy does not have any checks and balances with it. Without contact with the higher energies of the heart and mind going with the flow, or the line of least resistance, always seems to be the most desirable.

When the Love-Wisdom energies of the heart are made available the feeling nature is then tempered with wisdom, or wise thought, that will often lead the seeker against the flow in the line of most resistance where the greatest BECOMING can be found.

Another illusion that keeps New Agers in the Solar Plexus is the idea that certain animals and primitive tribes are more evolved than general civilized humanity and the ideal is to be like them. This is great illusion and sends our attention to the past rather than the future. The instincts that many animals and tribal humans display are in civilized man, but are below the threshold of consciousness because his soul is placing his attention on new worlds to conquer. To go back and revive primitive instincts would be returning to our past where we were a million years ago in evolution. This would be a disaster if this ideal were to materialize.

The Dragon uses every possible fulcrum to keep the attention of the masses centered on the Sixth Ray of the Solar Plexus and when this is accomplished he is able to exercise control over the person in the three worlds.

FIRST the Physical. To control a person’s actions on the physical level all you have to do is to be the one to control the presentation of his ideal in the form of a static I AM. Jesus, Buddha or Allah just IS – Now do what He says.

Your political system or leader just IS and cannot be challenged. Once a thoughtform or system that represents the Beast becomes the ideal it also becomes an unearned authority which does not have to prove he is correct, and has power to control all actions on the physical plane.

If the authority tells you to shock a man with 450 volts and that you are not responsible for whatever happens then you proceed. (See the Milgram Experiment)

SECOND – The Emotional. When the ideal is under the control of the Beast the lower emotions automatically follow with no thinking process to sort things out. Controlling the emotions is very important for the Dark Ones because most people are emotionally polarized and can be easily manipulated through unchecked feeling.

THIRD – The Mind. The mind is controlled because discerning thinking is put completely in check when the emotional ideal is brought into the equation. I have talked to people who seem very intelligent and logical in areas like science, the law or education, but then let their emotional ideal slip into the conversation and all logical thought is completely held in abeyance.

This is an interesting thing to witness. You can be talking to the guy about particle physics one minute and listen to him rattle off thoughts and concepts that are astounding, but then bring his ideals from religion or politics into the conversation and his mind will seem to just shut down. Maybe now he is talking about the devil being under every rock or the concept that the Universe is only six thousand years old even though the light from some distant galaxies have taken thirteen billion years to arrive here.

Another person may talk about the law and legal system with great expertise, but when the conversation shifts to his ideal candidate or leader all thought and discernment goes out the window. Even if this leader seems to go against every principle this person stands for he does not think about this. He feels he likes his leader and that is good enough. He is now a non thinking team player for the Beast.

Thus we finally arrive at the core meaning of the number of the Beast, the 666. In plain English it stands for the control through the Sixth Ray Solar Plexus Center over the three basic worlds of livingness for mankind. (1) Control over The Physical (first 6) Control over the Emotional (second 6) and control over the Mental by negation (the third 6.) All three of these parts of our nature have been controlled in most of us by the Sixth Ray of idealism by the Beast.

Now go back and read the verse about 666 again:

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Notice the wording here. “Let him that hath understanding.” In the Greek it literally reads “Let him who has a mind…” In other words, the meaning of the 666 is not obvious; bur requires mind and understanding to comprehend it.

This understanding of the Beast and his number is perhaps the most important thing for seekers of truth and wisdom to comprehend for as we said earlier – how can one escape from captivity unless he first realizes he is bound with chains?

Now the next question is this. How is it possible for us to escape the mark and number of the Beast?

A hint is given at the beginning of the next chapter:

“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four Beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred [and] forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.” Rev 14:1-3

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Handling Higher Energies

Dec 18,  1998

Handling Higher Energies

Xavier asks:

My question is: I use the song, yet I do not follow the highest good I know in everyday life. What does it produce under such circumstances? I sure feel healed, but it allows me to less take care of others who depend on me.

It is a natural tendency when one steps up to a higher vibration to put less attention on daily matters. This is where the mind comes into play. The feelings, after experiencing a higher contact, want to stay in this wonderful place and just be for a while, but you must use the power of the mind to continue to focus on the work at hand that needs to be handled.

Then after you have adjusted to the new energy your life will return to normal with the added bonus that you will see more meaning than before even in a lot of boring everyday chores that need your attention.

There are many disciples in the world that have been a disappointment to the Brotherhood because after the experience of soul contact or a higher vision they lost contact with our material reality and spend their lives in impractical dreams that are never realized because they have not applied he proper balance to God and Mammon.

Xavier makes this statement: “I sure feel healed, but it allows me to take less care of others who depend on me.”

Actually, the Song should do the opposite. If it is said properly you visualize other people throughout the verses.

You start out visualizing yourself as one of the whole group of people who are singing the Song. Then when you say: “And wherever I will the Light to descend.” You visualize people you know who need additional light and see the light descending upon them.

Then you follow this procedure with the other verses until then end where you say: “That through us your Light and Love and Power is manifest to all the Sons and Daughters of Mankind.”

To sing that last verse properly you must see yourself as a vessel of service to all willing people in the world. You dedicate yourself to be a vessel to pour forth Light (knowledge) Love and empowerment to all in need.

Therefore, if you sing the Song properly you will care more for others – not less.

I think Xavier may be giving us the wrong impression here. I have a hard time seeing him ignoring any needs of others. I know he has ordered ten books so apparently he is doing what he can to spread light.

As I said, a higher vibration can be distracting at first, but if the heart is pure a correct adjustment will be made.

An important point about the Song is this. Just saying the words is not singing it. To play the ethers as you would play a fine musical instrument you must say it with full purpose of heart visualizing all others who are saying it and adding your strength to theirs. Then you see yourself as a spiritual vessel of the Light and Love and Power of God. You thus become the servant in the coming Age of Aquarius, pouring forth the Water of Life to a thirsty world.

Those who say the Song without full purpose of heart will feel it is just another mantra and lose interest. Thus is the group integrity preserved.

After we finish with the Beast we will talk more about Soul Contact, a principle which very few gurus have fully experienced.

I am short on time again tonight, but will offer one more hint. The mystery number has three sixes and mankind lives in three worlds of form at one time. One of the worlds is the obvious material. What are the other two? Are the three worlds related to the three sixes? How are the sixes related to blind authority?

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666

Dec 15, 1998

666

If I were a representative of the Beast I would not be teaching you here, but would set myself up as the ultimate authority and would discourage your learning and thought while at the same time proclaim I am for free thought, learning and an open mind.

I see from your posts today that some of you have been subject to beastly leaders in the past. The sign of such a group is this. When you are in the group you just get a sense that you need to only give the answers that the leader wants to hear. If you give otherwise you will be “frowned” upon.

In the old days you were imprisoned or killed for questioning. Fortunately the Constitution that wounded the Beast plus the slow progress we have made in the rule of law gives us some protection in this age.

Even though standard numerology is not the key we are looking for I was looking forward to someone going into it. It definitely gives an additional depth and view of the various levels of interpretation available.

Glad to hear that some of you are looking into Strong’s Concordance. If you intelligently use this you can become a better translator than the scholars. Why? Because people on this forum have more common sense than most scholars.

Regular bookstores would have to special order this but almost all Christian bookstores have it. If you visit one they may tell you that Young’s or another one is just as good, but they are not. Strong’s has been the standard for many years. You can just imagine the work it took to create with no computer.

Then too you can order it from Amazon.

I have a computer program that’s supposed to have Strong’s on it, but they have edited it so much of the good stuff is taken out.

Another tool you may want if you desire to do research in the original language is Concordant New Testament. They also have about half of the Old Testament translated. Unlike regular Bibles, that are translated for easy reading, this version is painstakingly literally translated without regard to how it reads. Consequently, there is very little bias in it.

I’m surprised the publishers have not turned into New Agers.

You can order HERE

The text of the Concordant New Testament can be found here:

http://concordant.org/version/literal-new-testament-online/

It is an interesting fact that a goal of the Brotherhood, in addition to promoting that which is good, is to take “evil” to a higher level. In the old days it was only mildly “evil” to kill a slave. Now here in Idaho if you kill as Jack Rabbit you are more “evil” than was the guy who killed his slave in the past. In other words, evil has been taken to a higher level.

In the free world (which is now the totality of the second beast) the evil beast has been taken to a higher level. When we offend the Beast now we just lose our job or get thrown out of something whereas in the image of the Beast (the non free world) they are still literally killed.

Dave asks: Are we even in this group subject to the Beast? Probably to some extent we all are. The reason we have spent so much time on the Beast is to make us aware of that which holds us back from the full truth. “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

I take some risk in teaching you the truth about the Beast. Some may go the other extreme and feel they need to challenge me on everything.

One who has freed himself from the authority of the Beast however will test all teachers including myself with the God within, but once a teacher’s words have passed that test a challenging attitude becomes unnecessary. Nevertheless, never get lazy – always check all things through the soul and then question when necessary.

One of the problems with students is that when they go out of alignment with the soul they often think their teacher has gone astray while they believe they have now passed beyond their teacher. Jesus had this problem with the disciples of old to some extent and had to set them straight several times by reminding them to look within to discover the truth anew. All but Judas were able to do this. He refused to look within and his ego made him soar in his mind even higher than his Lord.

Now what could 666 possibly have to do with being under the authority of the Beast? You must also read the scripture very carefully. Notice in verse 17 that those who have the mark bear “the number of his name?”

Now the Christian world is waiting for some great dictator to arise with the number 666 tattooed on his head or something like that, but here we are told that the billions among the masses bear the number themselves? How could they do that?

Hint: What chakra does the Beast use to maintain his control?

Hint

The beast does not work through the Heart Center for he cannot comprehend spiritual love.

Solar Hint

Glenys and Kyle were on the right track by thinking Solar Plexus.

What could this have to do with the number 6 or 666?

Hint: The age of Pisces is also involved.

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The Milgram Experiment

Dec 14, 1998

The Milgram Experiment

A while back Dateline had a special on the power of Authority.

They started the show by showing an old clip from Candid Camera. In this clip the victim of the show entered an elevator with about six other people in it. The funny thing was that the other six (who worked with Candid Camera) were told to face different directions at different times.

Now normally when you are in an elevator, you face the door; but this group all faced the inside panel with their backs toward the door. Even though this was very odd the victim did not want to be different so he turned with his back toward the door. Then they showed several clips of the people in the elevator and every time the group turned, the victim turned with them.

It seemed kind of funny and I’m sure the Candid Camera audience got a good laugh out of it, but the reality behind this is the scariest human trait we possess. That is, most of mankind will follow the leader or group even if it makes no sense or if it goes against every moral teaching they have ever been taught.

The second part of the feature had an experiment done with college students. Again they had an unsuspecting victim participating with a group of about a half dozen that knew what was going on. The group was shown a set of four lines and of the four there were two of equal length. They were then asked to pick the two lines that were equal. They showed the lines on TV and it was obvious which two were the correct match.

The next thing they did was to have the planted students all give the same wrong match. Then when it became the victim’s turn you could tell he began to doubt what his eyes and reasoning were telling him. Some of the victims gave the right answer for a round or two but one by one each victim gave in and started giving the wrong answer as the right answer, even though he knew within himself that it was wrong.

The interesting thing about watching their faces on TV was that they all looked a little depressed when they started knowingly giving the wrong answers as right answers. It was almost like the poor kids were selling their souls.

Finally, they showed the most alarming experiment of all authority which was conducted by Stanley Milgram way back in the sixties.

Milgram was curious about how a group of apparently normal people like the Germans could have participated in the Nazi atrocities that were against every moral teaching that they ever believed in. Their excuse was always the same: “I was just following orders.”

Below is a description of the experiment:

The subjects in the experiment were not aware that they were the ones being studied, but thought that they were performing experiments on other subjects to test their compliance through the administering of electric shocks.

When the subjects asked whether increased shocks should be given he/she was verbally encouraged to continue. Sixty-five percent of the subjects obeyed orders to punish the learner to the very end of the 450-volt scale! No subject stopped before reaching 300 volts which is deadly!

At times, the worried subjects questioned the experimenter, asking who was responsible for any harmful effects resulting from shocking the learner at such a high level. Upon receiving the answer that the experimenter assumed full responsibility, subjects seemed to accept the response and continue shocking, even though some were obviously extremely uncomfortable in doing so.

What was interesting about watching this on Dateline was that when the subject hit the high voltage the pretended victim screamed like crazy and even said he had a bad heart and that the experiment was killing him.

The subject then turned to the authority as if asking what to do and the authority told him to continue. If the subject seemed to doubt the authority told him that he would take responsibility.

Then the subject continued to shock the supposed victim past 300 volts until he went silent. This indicated the victim was either unconscious or dead. Still the subject did not cease. He continued to increase the voltage clear up to 450 which would mean that if the victim was not dead yet this would surely kill him.

The interesting thing is that if this was a real happening, the subject would not only have killed another human being which was against every teaching that he believed in, but he would have also been brought up on murder charges. It is scary that even this possibility did not deter the subject from following authority.

The funny thing about these experiments is that the scientists predicted that only one out of a thousand would follow an authority to shock up to 450 volts, but 65% went that far and 100% of the subjects went up to 300 volts, which is still enough to kill.

Thus we have a great example of the true mark of the Beast on the right hand – the willingness to follow blind authority no matter what the consequences.

The interesting thing is that very few people know themselves well enough to know whether or not they would administer the 300 or more volts to an innocent brother. Most would think that they would never do such a thing, but are they right? Remember, 100% of those in the experiment yielded to the authority.

Even more sinister is the mark in the forehead. Remember the philosophy of Big Brother in the novel 1984? It was not enough that people did as they were told. In addition to this it was demanded that they also love Big Brother and totally embrace everything he stood for in their belief system. If someone was caught having independent thought he was not executed immediately. First he had to be brainwashed into loving Big Brother and when the victim demonstrated that he was willing to accept an obvious falsehood from Big Brother with Love, then he was shot, but not before.

Now we must remember that over half of the world’s population is under the direct obvious control of some Big Brother type of government. For these inhabitants there is often no way for immediate escape from the mark of the Beast. They have to at least pretend to go along or they will not be able to get work, will not be able to buy or sell and may wind up executed.

It’s a little different in the Free World. We do not have to receive the mark here; instead, we embrace it by our own free will, just as do the subjects in the Milgram experiment. They were free. They could have gotten up any moment and left, but they did not.

Kyle said that perhaps religion administers the mark of the Beast in the free world. Yes, this is true as shown by Jonestown, Heavens Gate and your fanatical neighbor down the street, but this is only part of the mark.

The mark is demonstrated before us right now on TV by the Democrats and Republicans in the impeachment proceedings (written during the Clinton impeachment). Both sides are going along with group thought. I think out of the 435 Representatives only one Republican and no Democrats defied their party thoughtform and authoritative leaders on the last Impeachment vote.

One of about 435 going against accepted authorities. That’s how powerful the Beast is! It doesn’t matter to the Beast if you are Republican or Democrat, or even which is closer to the truth. What matters is control.

The question we need to ask ourselves is: “Would I be strong enough to be one out of the 435?”

Would we have been strong enough as an early Christian to refuse to acknowledge Caesar as God and allow ourselves to be fed to lions?

Putting religion aside you have to admire these followers of Christ who gave their lives to defy the Beast. Their lives were not in vain, for they paved the way to the wounding of the Beast. Now finally we are in a point in time and space where the whole beast will be destroyed, but before we can destroy such an enemy we must know and understand what it is and how it functions.

The beast, as a whole, is not a country or anything physical, but is blind authority and is demonstrated by the “blind following the blind.”

The beast is destroyed by opening the eyes of the blind, and this we shall do with power and great glory, but first we must open our own eyes to the one authority – the Spirit of God within us.

Next we shall attack the greatest, most discussed mystery of the whole Bible -the number of the Beast. Everything you have learned so far has just been preparation to understand this mystery.

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the Beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Rev 13:17 -18

So what is the meaning of the 666?

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Marked Authority

Dec 12, 1998

Marked Authority

The forehead signifies thought or thinking and the right hand signifies labor. Now remember the Beast itself is blind authority.

Now with these hints let’s see who can put the picture together for us.

How does one receive the mark in the forehead and right hand and how can one escape the mark, or is it even possible?

Here’s my two cents worth on the mark:

And he had power to give life unto the image of the Beast, that the image of the Beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the Beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the Beast, or the number of his name. Rev 13:15-16

Notice that it was not the second Beast (the United States) that gave the mark but the image of the Beast.

To refresh you mind let me quote from a previous article what the “image” is:

The United States made an image to the Beast by supporting and often helping to create governments on the earth pattered after the blind authority of Rome and the other ancient kingdoms. The most popular of them was Communism. The Bolshevik Revolution that established the Communist regime in Russia was financed right out of the United States by wealthy men who saw a great opportunity in Marx’s philosophy. If you ever read Animal Farm you can understand.

The USSR was just a part of the Image of the Beast. Hitler also received much start up capital from the United States and Europe (which adopted free governments). Then we also created and financed other dictators like Noriega, Saddam Hussein, Communist China and many other authoritarian governments.

Thus instead of enjoying a free society The United States and the Free World has reincarnated the Roman empire by supporting this deadly image throughout the world.

This image of the Beast in the present time of our history does cause all within its reach to receive a mark in their right hand or their foreheads. The right hand signifies labor. One with a mark in the right hand obeys and labors for the Beast without questioning.

The mark in the forehead signifies something even beyond action. It signifies thought. The Beast wants you to do more than obey. It wants you to think as you are told to think in the process.

Happiness consists in accepting and adapting to the things you cannot presently change yet proceeding with a firm belief that you can eventually change all things for your good and acting accordingly.

JJ

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Conspiracy Chapter

This entry is part 40 of 62 in the series 2010

Posted Sept 12, 2010
My Friends,
Since some are bringing up the 911 conspiracy theory I thought this may be a good time to post a chapter from my upcoming book on the subject.  Some have been wondering when we will publish it.  We just about had it ready when i received the impression that the time isn’t quite right yet, but I feel it will be soon.  In the meantime I am reading a lot of material in preparation for a new section for the book  that will be on the principles of sound currency.  I will be writing this soon and will probability publish shortly thereafter.

JJ

– Chapter Five –
The Conspiracy that Divides

On November 10, 2005 a CNN viewer’s poll asked this question: “Do you believe there is a U.S. government cover-up surrounding 9/11?”

The results were alarming. A whopping 89% answered yes. This poll obviously reflects the mindset of CNN viewers and does not reflect the nation as a whole, but other more scientific polls, such as that done by Zogby in May 2006 indicate that 45% are at least suspicious of government cover-up.

I first started paying attention to conspiracy theory about 40 years ago. Back then, there were a lot of flower children and rebels who did not trust the government; but only a small handful believed, or were even aware of the possibility, that all the strings were pulled by traitorous conspirators within government, media and industry. At that time, so few were in on the details of the supposed inner circles that those of us who did follow the pointing fingers felt somewhat special for being among the few informed ones.

Then, in 1971, Gary Allen came out with the blockbuster book None Dare Call it Conspiracy. This book never received a major review, nor was it available through regular bookstores, but millions of copies were sold. Suddenly, the idea of international conspiracy to take over the world became mainstream, but mainstream among whom?

The believers were mainly conservative Republicans and a handful of fringe Democrats.

Decades passed, and many predictions were made by inside observers. Time and time again, timelines were set for a takeover of the conspirators. They were going to take over our government and divide the United States into 12 regions. They were going to cause an economic collapse and replace our old money with new. The new would only be worth about ten percent of the old and everyone would lose 90% of their assets to the greedy conspirators.

Jimmy Carter and other government leaders were to be replaced by doubles.

Everything was in place for the big takeover, and what happened?

Ronald Reagan got elected, none of the predictions came true, and the wind was taken out of their sails.

Why?

Because, for all but the hardened conspiracy people, it seemed that Reagan was not the man to head up a new world order of tyranny (though some managed to find 666 in his name.) He seemed more like a protector of freedom rather than an insider who would yield to some fabled illuminati or greedy international bankers.

During the 80s, the conspiracy watchers dropped from mainstream to lurk under the radar. The committed inside “watchers” or observers never go away; they just wait for their day of opportunity.

That day of opportunity came at the end of the Gulf War when President George Herbert Walker Bush declared that a “new world order” was taking shape.

To casual observers, this merely emphasized the fact that many nations joined together in cooperation to put down a tyrant. This seemed to be a “new” and ordered way for the world to handle a threat.

But, to the below-the-radar conspiracy theorists, this statement was an alarming wake-up call. They had been predicting a New World order for decades – not one of cooperation, but one of tyranny. As soon as they heard this phrase, a call to arms was registered in their heads. Father Bush was unabashedly giving the slogan of the coming New World order of tyranny of Biblical beast-like 666 proportions.

Since that day, the conspiracy-minded have come out of the woodwork and have spoken out. But then along came 9/11, and the conspiracy consciousness began to permeate much deeper than ever before. Then, instead of a handful seeing the secret hand of the government working against its own people, it seemed to be close to half the population.

The financial meltdown of 2008-2009 also fueled more conspiracy fears. The strong financial moves with take- overs of industry seemed to fulfill many of the conspiracy movement predictions. For the first time, I heard even some mainstream media people say that it almost seemed like conspiracy theories were coming true.

But get this: in the 60s and 70s period of the conspiracy heyday, we had mostly Republicans and a handful of Democrats involved, but after the “New World order” statement, it was the opposite. This time, the conspiracy people were mostly Democrats, along with a handful of fringe Conservatives. Now, after the financial meltdown, we seem to have a fairly even mix.

Conspiracy theory after 9/11 is much more mainstream and far reaching. Why? Because there are many more Democrats in the media than there are Republicans, and the “liberal” media was much more accepting of conspiracy theory after the catastrophe than it was in the 60s and 70s. Now that Obama is president, there is not so much overt speaking of it in the media, but there is a lot of thought about it going on below the radar.

None Dare Call it a Conspiracy sold over 5 million copies, and the major media never said a peep about it, nor was it reviewed in the New York Times or any other orthodox publication, nor was it even sold in mainstream bookstores.

Believe me, any conspiracy book that sells over a million copies today will get some attention from the media.

In fact, the first major book concerning the 9/11 conspiracy, Horrifying Fraud, was written by French author Thierry Meyssan, and it was not long before the media all over the world were talking about it.

This has been followed by all sorts of publications; web sites, videos and even Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 strongly hint at conspiracy. These all expand and amplify his ideas until the permeation of conspiracy theory is deep indeed, and this creates a major problem for the world, and in particular the United States, that did not exist in the last conspiracy cycle.

The Problem

The problem created should be obvious: the ones leaning toward conspiracy, or at least some cover-up, has approached half the population. It’s true the percentage of hard-core believers is much lower than this, but the number is high enough that another major division is created among the American people.

Part of the divisive problem is created by the intensity of the feeling which as been stimulated among the conspiracy believers. This is a different ingredient than happened in the last cycle. The conspiracy believers a generation ago were distressed and very concerned because of their belief, but they did not generally have the anger bordering on hate that the believers today often manifest toward the non-believers.

In the old days, a true believer just felt somewhat sorry for the ignorant masses, but if a friend or associate doubted them or even laughed at them, they accepted their position and moved on.

Today, hard-core conspiracy people embrace their beliefs like a dogmatic religion, and if you question them or directly disagree, they don’t feel sorry for you but often get quite angry. Now there are a handful of exceptions, but this anger is pervasive enough to create major problems for our country.

Here are a few:

(1) Conspiracy thinking is one more point of division. We already have red states and blue states, pro-life and pro- choice, conservatives and liberals… We do not need another major point of contention.

(2) The defense of our country is weakened. If this division continues, then, when the government has to justifiably act in its defense or self-interest, a large portion of the population will believe that evil conspirators manipulated the situation and seek to sabotage the effort.

(3) The nation’s cash flow is threatened. Some seeing the government as evil will not pay their taxes and others in power will redirect funds away from national security.

(4) The enemies of the United States and Europe often read the conspiracy theories, become enraged, and feel the title of the “great Satan” is justified. Future attacks like 9/11 will gain wider support.

(5) Problems bordering on strife are created among family, friends, the workplace, churches and virtually anyplace where people interact. We are finally learning to cope with racial differences. We do not need a new form of intolerance to replace it.

Solution

What’s the solution to the problem?
The answer lies in the story of the eighth labor of Hercules. Here he had to defeat the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra.

This hydra lived in a dark noisome swamp and was a plague upon the countryside. Hercules was warned that defeating it would be difficult because, if he attacked it directly and cut one head off, two would grow in its place. “One head is immortal,” he was warned.

Hercules sought out the hydra, and when he found it, he at first fought it the conventional way. Soon he found out the warning was correct. When he directly attacked and cut off a head, two grew in its place. What was he to do?

He withdrew, contemplated, and formulated a new line of approach. Instead of attacking the hydra with brute force, he cast his weapons aside, threw himself under the beast, and lifted it into the air above the stench into the light of the sun.

The clean air and sunlight weakened and killed all heads but the one that was immortal. Hercules then cut off the immortal head and buried it under a rock.

What’s the lesson here? The nine heads represent illusion. There are nine different influences applied to knowledge that is acquired to distort it so an erroneous interpretation and belief will follow.

These are:
(1) Wrong perception – We do not always register information correctly.

(2) Corrupt recollection – once it is registered, we often remember incorrectly.

(3) Bad source – if the source is corrupt, then assimilating it correctly does us little good.

(4) Attachment to desire – if one desires his belief to be true more than the truth being true, the error of his belief will seem to be true to him.

(5) Ego and pride – once a person accepts error as reality, his pride will prevent him from backtracking and finding the truth.

(6) Separateness – many people have the need for an us-versus-them outlook. They need an enemy out there, and if they cannot find a worthy opponent, conspiracy theory can create a terrible one.

(7) Hatred and fear – the tendency is to hate those who are seen as enemies.

(8) Lack of empathy – often the ones seen as evil conspirators are people like ourselves just doing the best job they can. With a little empathy we can put ourselves in their shoes, see their humanity and neutralize hatred or wrong perception.

(9) Misuse of power – this would be the eternal head that always has to be contained or trouble will arise.

Evil conspirators are usually seen as very powerful people who are willing to misuse their power to destroy our way of life. On the other hand, that which is judged as being without often manifests within. The conspiracy people today have gained such strength that they have great power in their own right, even to the point of manipulating politicians and presidential candidates.

Only those who can direct the right use of power are able to perceive reality the way it truly is.

If we directly attack in-kind a person who is under the influence of these nine heads of the hydra, then additional heads will grow. If we attack hate with more hate, the head of revenge will grow.

If we attack pride with the sword of our own pride of being right, then the head of self-righteousness may appear and on it goes.

Instead of attacking with conventional weapons, the modern day Hercules must lift the hydra of illusion into the light of truth. His eyes must be taken away from focusing on the shadows and look outward into the real world where hope is shining bright.

In the 60s and 70s, there were many conservative conspiracy people who were seeing hidden Hitlers in the making in every corner. Economic collapse, the end of the Republic, and the appearance of an antichrist were expected at any moment. None of this happened, but they were undeterred and unaffected until Ronald Reagan was elected.

This situation did not fit the paradigm, for here was one of their own elected as the most powerful leader in the world. Instead of sternly correcting his conservative companions, Reagan lifted them into the sunshine of optimism and redirected their focus toward making the best of the situation and advancing ahead in the real world.

When the conservative hydras were thus lifted into the light of better vision, eight heads withered, and no longer was there much talk of the evil conspiracy and the end of the Republic.

Unfortunately, one head is immortal and that is the ninth one – the wrong use of power.

Hercules hid this under a rock in an attempt to keep it away from the wrong hands who would resurrect the entire hydra. But because this head is eternal, there will never be a time that power does not appeal to those trapped in illusion.

Sure enough, after Reagan ended his presidency, and father Bush resumed with a more orthodox leadership and then mentioned a “new-world order”, the eternal head of power crawled back from under its rock.

The conspiracy people feared a misuse of power and, in reacting to fear, many reacted strongly and fought the head with fear. In doing so, the head multiplied and the new heads were the conspiracy people themselves.

Elevate – Not Attack
The problem the person of reason faces is how to approach the conspiracy people and lift them out of their conspiracy-under-every-rock type of thinking. The end result has to be to elevate their thinking rather than making the blunt attack. If a person makes fun of their thinking or attacks directly, the heads of resistance will multiply.

How does one go about lifting them into the light of day?

The first thing to do is to meet them half way using the Principle of the Middle Way: acknowledge to them that extremes on both sides are usually in error. On one side, we have the extreme that sees conspiracy behind every major event governing in the political, financial and other fields of endeavor.

Equally as fallacious is to assume that there are no conspiracies anywhere. Historical research proves to us that there have been successful conspiracies in the past, but nothing has been proven to be as pervasive as seen through the eyes of modern-day conspiracy theory. There has never been a proven conspiracy even close to the scale as that seen around 911.

The question to ask is this: based on reason and a sense of history, which conspiracy theories today have the possibility of being true?

Now, we must admit that historians have not found all the conspiracies that have existed in our history, but those that have been revealed fall into two major categories:

(1) Conspiracies to kill a particular individual who is a troublemaker or in the way of the conspirators obtaining power.

(2) Conspiracies to overthrow a government either by assassination or revolution.

Then, of course, there are lesser conspiracies such as found in many businesses to increase or maintain power. There’s little doubt that many strings are pulled behind the scenes.

As far as evil conspiracies go, the most popular true conspiracy lies in eliminating some troublesome individual. The reason this type of conspiracy is believable is that it only takes a handful of people to pull off such a thing.

Popular figures in history who had conspirators out to kill them were Jesus, Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Castro, JFK and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. On the positive side, there was a definite conspiracy to kill Hitler and probably Stalin. Recent hair analysis of Napoleon gives evidence that he died of arsenic poisoning rather than stomach cancer, as had been previously assumed.1 If he was poisoned, there definitely was a conspiracy at play, and the conspirators were never caught.

In our day, a number of leaders have been killed that could have been related to conspiracy, but that has not been proven. The most famous was President Kennedy. Included in modern conspiracy theory are his brother, Robert, who some believe was killed by a mind control system affecting Sirhan Sirhan. Then we have Martin Luther King, who many believe was killed by an assassin hired by conspirators – James Earl Ray.

Now, even the skeptic who doesn’t fall for universal conspiracy theory has to admit it is at least possible that the Kennedys and King were the victims of some unseen conspiracy. All we can say for sure is no one can prove it one way or another.

In modern days, there were definitely conspiratorial forces at work influencing governments. A significant one was the stimulating of the Bolshevik Revolution to overthrow the Russian Czar and establish a communist empire. Then, communism had its own conspiracy to spread its tentacles around the world. How pervasive the conspiracy was is in dispute, but what is not in dispute is there was certainly a degree of conspiracy at work.

President Kennedy, a great object of modern conspiracy theory, had a conspiracy of his own to overthrow Castro and the government of Cuba. This culminated in the Bay of Pigs, and turned out to be a major failure in his administration.

The point being made here is that there have been definite conspiracies in times past and other happenings, around which credible conspiracy theory has been developed. A CBS poll taken in 1998 revealed that a mere 10% of the population believed that Oswald acted alone. Obviously, the JFK and other conspiracies have some merit, and are not just accepted by the fringe right or left.

To the many conspiracy-oriented people of today, then, we concede that there have been both true conspiracies in the past, and there are theories that are credible to many in the mainstream that have a possibility of being true.

BUT…

There have always been illogical conspiracy theories with little basis in fact or reality. The strange thing about our current age is the proliferation of such theories. They have multiplied to the extent that no major event occurs that is not accompanied by a wildly speculative theory that seems to be automatically accepted by the fringe crowd.

It seems that the turning point that brought out all the fringe theorists was the 9/11 disaster. Before this, we had a standard flow of interesting theories such as Paul McCartney’s death and being replaced by a double (as hinted at in the Beatle album “Abbey Road”), Jimmy Carter being replaced by a double (who supposedly parted his hair on the opposite side); Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance; and the missing 15 minutes on the Nixon tapes. There’s always been a standard flow of conspiracy theory that shows a general distrust of the government, but nothing like the problem we have had since 9/11. Now the theories are much more than curiosities; they are dividing us to the extent that they threaten our ability to be unified as a people in any crisis. This threat is greater than any conspiracy lurking about. And if there were conspiracies at play, what greater objective could there be than to divide the people of this nation with such a sharp division?

The Problem with Modern Conspiracy Theory

It is interesting to note the difference in effect between a conspiracy theory that has a reasonable possibility of being true and one that does not.

Most will admit that there could have been a conspiracy behind the JFK and other murders, but these possibilities have never caused a division bordering on hatred that has occurred with 9/11 conspiracy theory. Why is this?

The answer is this: when a conspiracy theory becomes unreasonable, it then draws unreasonable people; and unreasonable people react very strongly when others do not see their point of view.

Let us briefly review two modern conspiracy theories that are seen as unreasonable by the logical mind. Volumes have been written on these and I have no intention of giving all the details pro and con, but just enough to make an appeal to the truth and common sense.

First theory: the moon landing was a hoax.

In 1999, a Gallup poll revealed that 6% of U.S. citizens believed we didn’t go to the moon, but this rose to 20% in another poll after the Fox network did a special on it in 2001.

True believers cite dozens of circumstantial pieces of evidence. A few of them are:

(1) When the astronauts assembled the American flag, the flag waves. This must have been from an errant breeze on a studio set. A flag wouldn’t wave in a vacuum – so they say.

(2) There is a lack of stars in the pictures taken by the Apollo astronauts from the surface of the Moon. Without air, the sky is black, so where are the stars?

(3) The radiation between the earth and the moon would have killed the astronauts.

(4) They cite evidence that some of the 1100 photos were produced in a studio.

(5) We didn’t have the technology to go to the moon.

(6) Neil Armstrong doesn’t make public appearances because he is embarrassed by the fact that it was all a big lie.

I won’t take up the reader’s time taking pages to refute these claims, other than saying that there are logical answers to these and other claims easily found on the internet.

It is interesting that the most powerful argument that the conspiracy people are wrong on this is not a technical argument, but a logical one. The evidence that we did go to the moon is overwhelming.

First, if there was a conspiracy to fake a moon landing, conspirators would have only staged it one time and let it go at that. We went there not once, but six times with a dramatic seventh attempt that failed with Apollo 13. This awesome spectacle, from which a major movie was made, would have also had to have been staged for the main conspiracy theory to be true.

Second, thousands of people would have had to cooperate to make the conspiracy work. Not only is it impossible to have that number of people going along with such a deception, but, if it were true, someone would be talking about it. Why do we not even see one individual in disguise with an altered voice talking to a reporter?

Because we went to the moon.

Third, who are the main allies supporting this theory? The highest percentage are the uneducated people in third world countries. They are folks who hate America. For instance, around 90% of the Islamic people in the Middle East believe the moon landing was faked.

The technical evidence that we went to the moon is beyond belief. For the sake of time, I will cite just two examples.

(1) Perhaps the most powerful evidence is that three Apollo missions placed seismometers on the moon in three different locations. Several times, the Lunar Module was sent back to crash on the moon after the astronauts were headed home. The crash created an explosion equal to 2,000 pounds of TNT and produced a moon quake. Moon quakes were recorded by all three seismometers and the data was received by scientists here on the earth.

I’ve never seen the conspiracy people explain how three different landings placed three different seismometers on the moon in three locations, which have been verified… and all this was supposedly done in a studio. Also, how did they make the moon quake from a studio?

(2) Before the manned mission, NASA sent several unmanned missions, one of them being Surveyor 3 in 1967. Apollo 12 landed within 600 feet of this craft, and pulled out the camera and several other items and returned them to earth for study. The scientists who studied this definitely saw that it was the real thing because of bombardment with cosmic rays and micrometeorites over the years. Not only would this be virtually impossible to fake, but why go to such risk of being exposed if you are a conspirator?

The granddaddy of all unreasonable conspiracy theories centers around 9/11. We could easily write several books on this subject, as the accusations by the conspiracy people are many. Let us just make several points.

First, to pull off such a deception covering three events (Twin Towers, Pentagon and Flight 93) would require the cooperation and knowing participation of a large number of people, perhaps thousands.

Even if there were a major conspiracy, the people involved would have been insane to attempt one so complicated involving so many people. It would have been so much safer and easier to just drop an untraceable nuke somewhere.

Again, the question arises: why has none of the thousands who were supposedly involved, or on the inside, talked?

One may answer that it is the same reason that no one is talking about the JFK conspiracy; but this answer carries no water, for if it was a conspiracy, a simple pulling of a trigger could have been planned by a small handful… and several people have talked about it. Most notable is E. Howard Hunt. On his deathbed, he made a taped confession and gave it to his son Saint John Hunt. Saint John has been on a mission playing the tape and telling his story. He has appeared on many national shows, including two appearances on the popular radio show Coast to Coast, which has about ten million listeners.

His website can be found at: http://www.saintjohnhunt.com/

The second whistle blower is LBJ’s former mistress, Madeleine Duncan Brown. She is referenced as a conspiracy whistle blower at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Duncan_Brown

A video and more information can be found at:
http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=15167

If there are two or more supposed whistle blowers on the Kennedy assassination, there should be hundreds of them around 9/11, for if this was a conspiracy, many more people would have been involved.

Let’s look at an overview of what conspiracy theorists believe about 9/11:

First, they believe that George W. Bush was either behind the planning or a major player.

On the other hand, most of these same individuals believe he is the dumbest president in our history.

You can’t have it both ways. If Bush had anything to do with pulling this off, he was an evil genius beyond anything that Hitler did. Yet, even his most adamant supporters do not see him as a genius and his enemies would never admit to this, even if he were the grand master of 9/11.

If Bush was a player, then so was Dick Cheney and other higher-ups in the administration, yet no one is talking and there’s no smoking gun leading back to them.

So, here’s the situation they present: Bush, the supposed dumbest president in history, was a major player in a conspiracy that involved the cooperation of thousands of participants, pulled off the most infamous disaster in history, and never got caught. Thousands of people are pointing fingers at him, trying to nail him, but he is outsmarting them all, great genius that he is.

Here’s the conspiracy story in a nutshell: Bush and Cheney, in cooperation with invisible power brokers and the military, arranged the hijacking of four planes, flights 93, 77, 175 and 11. Somehow, after they took off, they were mysteriously snatched out of the skies and taken to an undisclosed location. At this location, the passengers were killed and disposed. The planes were also destroyed, obviously completely pulverized that very day to prevent any recognizable piece from being later used as evidence to the crime.

This was an ingenious accomplishment on the part of Bush and other conspirators when you take into account the whistle blowers at minor atrocities such as Abu Ghraib. 9/11 was much bigger than making men perform tricks while naked.

Just imagine being in the military and designated as one of those disposing of the passengers. Four planes land and all the hundreds of passengers are unloaded and lined up to be shot. You and dozens of others are to kill them and dispose of the bodies. Isn’t it amazing that not one of them has anonymously spoken to the press?

After the planes were snatched out of the air, an amazing thing occurred. They were replaced by missiles or special pods created by the government. These missiles were painted and fixed up to look like planes, but were not planes. These missiles had no passengers on board, but were specially designed to accomplish the evil deed.

They had to make it appear that the passengers were still on board to the end so they faked phone calls made from passengers to loved ones on the ground. All the dozens of loved ones involved were fooled into thinking they were talking to the real person because the government somehow knew in advance who was going to be on each plane and duplicated the correct voices in advance using voice technology. Conspiracy people do not even ask how a bungling bureaucracy can even manage to successfully retrieve the phone numbers of the correct loved ones to call, let alone make them think a computer voice is a family member.

I don’t know about you, but if a computer called me pretending to be my wife, I think I could tell if I was talking to the real person.

The missiles then went about to accomplish their evil mission. The first was substituted for Flight 93 and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

What was that about? I know if I were a conspirator, the last thing I would do is to go through all that trouble just to crash a missile in a field. Strange.

The second, the substitute for Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon. What was that about? The military attacking itself? Oh, yeah… that was just to remove suspicion. That really worked, didn’t it? Even though dozens of people saw a plane, some even close enough to see the passengers, they were fooled. It was really a missile.

The other two missiles, which replaced Flights 175 and 11, plowed into the two Twin Towers buildings. Even though millions of people saw the video of this, what they saw were not planes, but missiles or specially-built pods that landed in just the right places to not interfere with the planned explosive demolition.

Explosive demolition?

Yes, and this is the amazing part. The conspiracy people believe that the Twin Towers and WTC 7 were brought down by a controlled demolition by the use of planted explosives. Even though the largest demolition by explosives has been just over 20 stories, the conspirators decided to go for the Guinness Book of World Records. They increased that record not twice, or four times, but over five times and did it simultaneously with not one building, but two, along with a smaller record-breaking building on the side.

They didn’t care that the technology for such an unknown feat had not been perfected or tested. Instead, they recklessly went ahead blowing up the buildings, just hoping everything would work as planned. This would have indeed been a dumb thing to do, but it turned out that Bush was extremely lucky things worked out.

Planting the explosives was the difficult part and really illustrates the hidden genius of Bush to have pulled this off.

Hundreds of workers with blow torches and construction tools would have had to enter the buildings and, without being seen, tear out the walls in thousands of locations in each of the Twin Towers. Then they would have had to pull out blow torches and cut out V’s in the thousands of steel beams that supported the towers.

Next, they would have had to wire one explosive charge to another in thousands of locations, destroying and disrupting offices as they moved along. After this, they would have had to repair their destructive work before each worker entered his office again. The repair would have had to be so seamless that none of the thousands of people in the Twin Towers would notice that any changes were made.

Even more amazing is that none of the hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of demolition workers have spilled their guts. Not one of them have gone to the press to become the hero of the ages. Maybe the conspirators had the military kill them all.

Again, the question arises. When the military lined up and gunned down all the demolition workers, was there not one of the assassins that had a prick in his conscience and was willing to tell his story?

I guess not.

It must have been the genius of Bush that pulled this all off so seamlessly.

If you believe this is the way 9/11 really happened, then I have a bridge to sell you, cheap.

Osama bin Laden apparently wouldn’t buy the bridge, for he thinks he masterminded 9/11.

In a tape recording, Mr. bin Laden spoke more directly about the Sept. 11 attacks than he has in previous messages, saying that he had told Mohamed Atta, the plot’s ringleader, that the attacks should be carried out “within 20 minutes before Bush and his administration noticed.” Mr. bin Laden said the idea of attacking buildings in United States occurred to him when he said he watched Israeli aircraft bombing tower blocks in Lebanon in 1982.

“As I watched the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me to punish the unjust the same way – to destroy towers in America so that it can taste some of what we are tasting and to stop killing our children and women.” He claimed direct responsibility for the Sept. 11 attacks.

“We decided to destroy towers in America,” he said, apparently referring to the World Trade Center. “God knows that it had not occurred to our mind to attack the towers, but after our patience ran out and we saw the injustice and the inflexibility of the American-Israeli alliance toward our people in Palestine and Lebanon, this came to my mind,” Mr. bin Laden said.
(New York Times, Oct 30, 2004.)

In this same tape, Osama bin Laden mentions the 19 hijackers that are not supposed to exist according to conspiracy theory:

“If Bush says we hate freedom, let him tell us why we didn’t attack Sweden, for example. It is known that those who hate freedom do not have dignified souls, like those of the 19 blessed ones,” he said, referring to the 19 hijackers.

Finally, conspiracy theorists claim that Bush participated in this for political gain.

In the end, that’s certainly not what happened. His ratings have sometimes been in the 20s, some of the lowest in history. When considering the overall financial effect as being a loss of what some believe to be over a trillion dollars, then a lot of big money people associated with many conspiracies also suffered.

Outside of the Islamic extremists who actually perpetrated the deed, not much of the rest of the world had any benefit from the tragedy or had a motive to create it.

When the whole picture of the conspiracy is presented here, it is like Hercules raising the hydra into the light of the sun. The truth becomes obvious. The conspiracy theory, as presented, could not be true. It is about as probable as the moon being made of green cheese.

For a good logical overview of the 9/11 conspiracy, I recommend the book by Popular Mechanics called Debunking 9/11 Myths. The History Channel also presented an excellent special called 9/11 Conspiracies, Fact or Fiction.

The Mormons and Conspiracy Theory
A small, but important part of the modern conspiracy movement is in the LDS church. This may seem odd to some because the church is seen as a far right organization, whereas many present day 9/11 conspiracy buffs are far left. Because the LDS conspiracy believers are the epicenter of supporters on the right, it seems appropriate to say a few words about them. In covering this, let me note that the official church headquarters distances itself from such things.

It makes sense, though, that some Mormons would take an interest in conspiracy for two main reasons:

(1) First, a generation ago, it was the conservatives, not the liberals who pushed the movement forward. Many Mormons gained an interest in conspiracy because Ezra Taft Benson, who later became the church president, endorsed the John Birch Society, and this society, in turn, was the main element attempting to expose the Communist conspiracy. Even though the type of people drawn to conspiracy theory have changed, there are certain elements within the church who remain on board.

The funny thing, in my opinion, is that the John Birch Society warned of a socialist conspiracy, and today many of the conspiracy people advocate socialism. It appears that if the John Birch Society was correct, the modern conspiracy has swallowed up the conspiracy theorists and made them an arm of their program for socialist world domination.

(2) The Mormons have always been wary of conspiracy because of warnings given in their own Book of Mormon. The main scripture which concerns them is found in Ether 8:18-26. Here, we have the account of their ancient prophet, Moroni, who is expressing great sorrow over the destruction of his people and nation. He tells us that the destruction of his people was caused by a secret combination of people who took secret oaths and will stop at nothing, including murder, to gain power.

Then he gives a warning to the future inhabitants of America, which is us today. He says:

“Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you;…For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; … Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away…” Ether 8:24-26

Because of this dire warning, faithful Mormons are much more on the lookout for conspiracies than are other religions in general. But the question rarely asked by them is this: are they looking in the right direction?

To answer this, let us use their belief system for a moment and examine the Book of Mormon teachings of the conspiracy. Since it says that the conspiracy in this age will be like it was at the time Book of Mormon was written, then it follows that if we examine how the conspiracy worked back then, we can get an idea of how it should manifest today.

First, let us summarize how the conspiracy people see it operating today. Here it is in a nutshell:

The conspiracy is composed of a small group of powerful people pulling strings behind the scenes. We never see them and no one knows for sure who they are. Those who appear to be the power brokers are not the ones with real power, but are merely puppets for the true invisible conspirators. The two main guesses as to who the real invisible conspirators are would be:

(1) A group of bankers and capitalists that want to rule the world and make slaves of the rest of us.
(2) Insider Jews who want to rule the world and make slaves of the rest of us.
(3) Both of the above.

Do these invisible power brokers correspond with the conspirators as taught in the Book of Mormon?

Actually, the answer is a definite no.

The most famous group of conspirators in the Book of Mormon were called the Gadianton Robbers. This group of conspirators inflicted the heaviest damage on that people, for it is written:

“…ye shall see that this Gadianton did prove the overthrow, yea, almost the entire destruction of the people of Nephi.” Helaman 2::13

Here are a few comparisons about his group of conspirators contrasted with modern conspiracy theorists:

(1) While it is true the group did have a conspiracy to overthrow the government and create havoc, assassination and destruction, the identity of the leader and the group was known to the people. What was hidden through the conspiracy were their subtle methods of infiltration and influence on corrupting the system.

Comparison to modern conspiracy theory:

Modern conspiracy theorists cannot find a Gadianton or his group. The conspirators are so shadowy they are not known to the general population, and even conspiracy theorists cannot agree on their identity.

(2) The leader of the Gadiantons wrote letters to the political leaders, giving their demands and thoughts.

Comparison to modern conspiracy theory:

No such open communication is known.

(3) Their dwelling place was approximately known and war was made against them. It is written:

“And they did commit murder and plunder; and then they would retreat back into the mountains, and into the wilderness and secret places, hiding themselves that they could not be discovered, receiving daily an addition to their numbers, inasmuch as there were dissenters that went forth unto them.

“And thus in time, yea, even in the space of not many years, they became an exceedingly great band of robbers; and they did search out all the secret plans of Gadianton; and thus they became robbers of Gadianton.

“Now behold, these robbers did make great havoc, yea, even great destruction among the people of Nephi, and also among the people of the Lamanites.

“And it came to pass that it was expedient that there should be a stop put to this work of destruction; therefore they sent an army of strong men into the wilderness and upon the mountains to search out this band of robbers, and to destroy them.” Helaman 11:25-28

Comparison to modern conspiracy theory:

Modern conspiracy theorists believe the conspirators are living in the lap of luxury and comfort, not hiding in the mountains like a band of thieves.

(4) The Gadiantons demanded the people convert “and become our brethren that ye may be like unto us” or they would be attacked and destroyed. III Nephi 3:7-8

Comparison to modern conspiracy theory:

Modern conspiracy theorists see the conspirators as elitists who do not want us to be like them, but just want to rule the world with us as their slaves.

(5) “And it came to pass that they did have their signs, yea, their secret signs, and their secret words;” Helaman 6:22

Comparison to modern conspiracy theory:

This is suspected, but not proven.

These five items do not seem to fit much in with the template of the ideas of modern conspiracy theorists, but the reader may have added two and two and reached the obvious parallel.

And what is that?

Think 9/11, Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

Could it be true that the modern conspirators are the obvious ones right in front of our faces? Let us compare them with the five descriptions of Gadianton Robbers.

(1) The leader and group were known entities.

The group (Al Qaeda), its leader (Osama bin Laden) and other Moslem extremists are known to the people. We know they have a conspiracy to overthrow us by creating havoc, assassination and destruction.

(2) The leader of the Gadiantons wrote letters to the political leaders giving their demands and thoughts.

Osama bin Laden and other Moslem extremists send us letters, tapes and videos giving us their demands.

(3) Their dwelling place was approximately known and war was made against them.

Just as the Gadianton Robbers dwelt in the mountains, the wilderness and secret places, so does Al Qaeda and other Moslem extremists.

Just as the Nephites “sent an army of strong men into the wilderness and upon the mountains to search out this band of robbers, and to destroy them,” even so has the United States done the same. Ironically, the U.S. President has been more often identified with the Gadianton Robbers by modern conspiracy people than is Al Qaeda.

(4) The Gadianton Robbers demanded the people convert and become like them or be destroyed. This is right out of the Moslem extremist handbook.

(5) They had secret signs and words.

There’s no evidence that U.S. leaders, insiders, bankers or Jews currently use these things but we are aware that secret signs and words are given out to activate various Al Qaeda cells. We are always looking for secret signals given out in any new Osama bin Laden tape or video.

Conclusion: The Mormons who embrace modern conspiracy theory because of admonitions from their Book of Mormon seem to be barking up the wrong tree. The true correspondence to the conspirators in their own scriptures are the modern Moslem extremists, not the shadow governments, bankers and Jews that cannot be found, identified or communicated with.

Comments:
If you look at any conspiracy theory, you can find elements that seem to not make sense and pieces that do not seem to fit together. But what is interesting is that such incongruent pieces not only appear in conspiracy theory but in real life. In real life, however, we have a difference. If we have an actual experience and evidence tells us we did not have the experience, what do we believe?

The answer is we believe the experience.

The astronauts and thousands of knowing participants at NASA having the experience of going to the moon overrides any anomalies that testify otherwise.

The experience and record of the cell phone calls made to loved ones on 9/11 outweigh the argument that it couldn’t have happened.

Let me give you an example in my own life of a subtle deception. About ten years ago my wife and I, along with my friend Wayne, were having dinner in a Chinese Restaurant. At the end of the meal we all opened our fortune cookies and, to our surprise, all three of us had the exact same wording – it was to the effect that we were going to become rich.

Now, I’ve been to a lot of Chinese restaurants and do not recall getting two fortunes exactly the same, let alone three. “Maybe it’s a sign,” I said jokingly.

“Can’t be”, said Wayne, an eternal skeptic. He motioned for the waitress, told her about problem with the fortune cookies, and asked for three more.

The waitress acted like three reading the same was an impossibility, but she brought three more anyway and we opened them. To our surprise, my wife and I again received exactly the same fortune again. Wayne then opened his and it also said he was going to strike it rich, but the wording was slightly different.

We didn’t want to bother the waitress again, but we concluded that it was either a sign we were going to have an increase of wealth or it was just a fluke of some kind. We talked about the irony a few moments and then forgot about it.

A short time later, something even more perplexing happened. The next morning, I got out of bed, put on my bathrobe and started walking down the stairs. As I was about halfway down, about 4-5 quarters seemed to fall from nowhere, landing on the stairs. Where the devil did they come, from I thought to myself. I looked up, I looked down and I looked all over my bathrobe; there was no sign of where the quarters could have come from. For one thing, I never put money in my bathrobe pockets, and they are almost always empty, as they were on this occasion.

I found this perplexing, but shrugged it off, and took a couple more steps.

Two more quarters fell to the floor.

Again, I searched every crevice and pocket of my bathrobe and nothing was there. This was pretty odd, I thought.

Later, at breakfast, I told my wife about it and she thought it might be a sign that the fortune cookies were correct. Maybe we will strike it rich! Then, my analytical mind went into play. “There’s got to be a logical explanation. We just haven’t found it yet”.

The next morning, I got up, put on my bathrobe and walked down the stairs.

Again, quarters fell to the floor from nowhere. Now, I was wearing the same bathrobe that was thoroughly inspected the day before, and nothing was in any pocket or clinging to it in any way. I was dumbfounded and told my wife again. She figured it must be a miraculous sign, but I still held out that there must be a logical explanation.

A day or so later, the same thing happened again. Why quarters? Why not hundred dollar bills? I was really beside myself, but still wasn’t quite ready to accept the miracle sign idea. Maybe I missed some hidden place in my robe where the quarters were hid.

This happened about four times over the period of a week or so. My wife was totally convinced a miraculous sign was being given to us and was probably making plans to spend the windfall that was going to come in. I was leaning toward the idea of a miracle, but was not convinced. Now, don’t get me wrong. I believe miracles are possible, but this just didn’t fit in with my belief system about the way God works.

Then, a couple days passed and nothing else happened until one morning, I got out of bed and stepped in the shower. A couple minutes into the shower something unbelievable happened. A quarter fell out of nowhere and landed at my feet! I actually saw it fall, but did not see from whence it came. I bent over, picked up the quarter and looked at it for a moment. This time, I was not wearing a robe. I had nothing on and was completely alone. Where could the quarter have possibly come from? I thought a moment and reached a conclusion. “By George! A real bona fide miracle has been occurring right under my nose. There is no other explanation.”

I told my wife and her belief was reinforced. It looked like we had been given a real sign from God that we were indeed going to come into some money soon.

The funny thing is that, after I accepted that a miracle had occurred, no more quarters mysteriously fell from nowhere. We figured that the sign had stopped because we now both got the message.

Did I keep this to myself?

No.

For the next year, at every social occasion possible, I told the story that we named “the miracle of the quarters”. Everyone seemed pretty believing of it, for what other explanation was there except that a miracle occurred? The only problem was that over a year had passed, and our financial situation was unchanged. This didn’t stop me from believing, but I did begin wondering how far off the day of abundance was.

Then, one day I got out of bed and headed to the shower and noticed something very strange. I looked down at my body and saw them. Quarters! Several quarters were stuck on my skin! I reached down, pulled them off, and suddenly it dawned on me that the miracle of the quarters was not a miracle after all. Instantly, I knew exactly how the supposed miracle had occurred.

Here is what happened.

Now and then, in the middle of the day, I took a nap in our bed with my clothes on. When I have done this, change sometimes falls out of my pocket into the bed. If I do not notice this, I will wind up sleeping at night on the change, and after sleeping for several hours on the money, some of it will stick to my skin. Why only quarters stuck to me for only a few days I do not know, but this is what happened.

When I went down the stairs and the quarters fell off my skin I had not a clue where they came from, and figured the only source was my robe or a sign from God.

Both of my conclusions were dead wrong.

I was kind of disappointed that it wasn’t a miracle, but glad to find the real truth, and for the next year I retold the story of the quarters to all my friends, setting the record straight.

The point of the story is that even in our every-day lives, we have some very odd things happen that mislead us into seeing a cause that is not a cause.

Even so, in every conspiracy theory there are many “signs” that tell us that something other than the real event happened.

For instance, there are many different and contradictory conspiracy theories around the death of JFK. Even though there could have been a conspiracy to kill him, all the versions cannot be correct. Yet each version has some pretty strong evidence that it is correct.

The moon landing conspiracy, which I totally reject, has some pretty powerful points. In my opinion, there is much more evidence for a moon landing hoax than there is for a 9/11 conspiracy. But when you step back and look at the big picture, you just know that a government that can’t get water to Katrina victims could never have pulled off a moon landing hoax six times without getting caught.

Even so, the bungling government we have could have never pulled all the strings that are claimed by conspiracy theory around 9/11. Sometimes what we see on TV and what is printed in the papers is pretty close to what really happened.

Each point of contention I have studied on the moon landing conspiracy and 9/11 has had a logical answer available. Some of them, like the miracle of the quarters, took a little thought and investigation, but in the end the truth became obvious.
Copyright 2010 by J J Dewey

The Beast

Book Of Quotes

Inspirational, Spiritual & Metaphysical Quotes

From The Discourses Of JJ Dewey

1  Just as Christ came the first time and only 120 people out of the whole world realized it so has in this age the beast, the mark and the number also arrived and still has people looking for it.

2  When asked what he thought on a point of doctrine he replied: “I don’t know. I’ll check with my minister and find out what I think about it.” This is the exact procedure The Beast wants you to follow.

3  The dispelling of the illusion of the Dragon will proceed slowly at first on an individual basis, but the time will come when the Kundalini of the whole planet will be raised and the beast will be destroyed as if by fire.

4  He who still has the mark of the beast will either be enhancing someone else’s ego or his own, whereas he who follows the soul will always feel humbled by it.

5  If the antichrist or beast was already in the world 2000 years ago then why are the religious still waiting for him to surface?  Answer: They are deceived by the beast itself. They have followed authorities who have mislead then instead of looking at the source.

6  The authorities of the beast today want everything from us and give us nothing real in return.

7  The war is between those who gladly receive the mark of the beast through control by authority, and those who seek to escape the mark.

8  If a person accepts a teaching just because it comes from one proclaimed as an authority, then he has received the mark of the beast in his forehead and becomes a follower, a beast trailing after his master.

9  The beast is the mindless following of anything – good or bad in design. Even mindlessly following the words of Jesus in the Bible carries the mark of the beast.

10  The beast is not caused by anything “out there” but is created by the focus of the minds of the people.

11  Those who have escaped the mark of the beast of unjust authority have a responsibility to those who are yet in bondage.

12  The marriage vows as they are used today are the creation of the Beast and an instrument in the hands of the Dark Brothers to keep a barrier between human beings and their souls.

13  Over 90 percent of humanity are controlled in some degree through emotional oneness and this is the mark of the beast.

14  The Beast is very difficult to detect when it influences our own lives.

15  If you do not know for sure and refuse to accept the word of an authority just because the authority says a thing is true and admit that you are open to all possibilities then you may be free from the Beast–IN THIS AREA.

16  You are also free from the Beast when you find the real truth whatever that is.

17  Ironically, those who are under the influence of a similar thoughtform of the Beast will also sense a oneness and a kindred spirit, but it will be a oneness in direction. Those who have soul contact will experience a deeper oneness that goes in all directions. This must be experienced to be able to understand and differentiate.

18  The Beast is still alive and well in our day and indeed it represents an energy of authority which attempts to keep humanity from progressing to the plane of the mind which rules Aquarius – being an air sign.

19  The Beast itself is a giant world thoughtform that is a vehicle for the dragon to establish his authority.

20  In this current age the greatest most persistent attacks by the Beast comes in the area of freedom. The illusion will be that we need to give up more and more of our freedoms for safety.

21  Ground zero for the Beast is the principle of freedom and any expansion of freedom is always fought by those with the mark of the beast through deception and ridicule.

22  Observe how the line of authority is administered and you can then run down the workings of the beast.

23  Using a quote from an earned or established authority to prove a point has nothing to do with the Beast.

24  The idea that contemplating the meaning of the Beast will give it more power I see as pure illusion in most cases. From my observation the opposite is true. Those who do not give such things a second thought are the ones who would be the first to lie down and roll over and even die for the beast.

25  One can escape the mark of the beast no matter how corrupt things are “out there.”

26  The Beast is much bigger and more pervasive than any corporation or organization and affects every business and every organization and every person on the earth.

27  The Beast is not the Beast because he is evil, but because of mindlessness. A good thing can be your Beast including the Bible, Jesus, your nation – anything outside yourself that you follow mindlessly.

28  A mindless or emotional decision to submit indicates the mark of the Beast, but a rational decision to submit does not.

29  Not all submission to authority is negative. A positive submission for the sake of true learning elevates us above the Beast.

30  Control of the individual through the feeding and control of the ego is perhaps the greatest tool that the Beast has to work with.

31  Any time that silence allows the seed of suppression to grow, fertile soil is being created for the growth of the power of the beast.

32  If you feel an emotion that needs to surface and your mind agrees with this, but you suppress because of anger or fear, then the Beast has a place to obtain a foothold.

33  A person descends to carrying the Mark of the Beast when he forfeits his destiny and is ruled by emotion or ego rather than mind or soul.

34  If a person thinks he should speak up, but feels that he should not and goes with emotion rather than mind he is forfeiting the Mark of Humanity and being ruled by the Mark of the Beast, or animal nature.

35  If a person speaks up in class because he has thought things through and his thoughts will benefit the whole then he is amplifying his human nature. But if he seeks to defeat his teacher as a lion devours his enemies then he again bears the Mark of the Beast.

36  So what is the name of the Beast? This answer will offend many people new age and old age, but the name of the Beast is I AM.

37  Escaping the Mark of the Beast is not merely a matter of memorizing a black and white formula, but a matter of using the mind to discern the situation and make your own decision independent of unjust authority.

38  The beast is here now and has great authority. It may be deceptive and subtle, but it is great and all encompassing nevertheless.

39  While it is always a possibility that the Beast of authority could implant a literal mark, the true mark is the unseen control of the mind. The true mark is invisible and can only be seen with the inner vision and understanding.

40  The beast is a thoughtform under the control of “the dragon” (the Dark Brothers). This thoughtform covers the entire planet. This is why Satan (the adversary of light) is called “the god of this world” in the scriptures.

41  We receive the illusion of the mark of the beast when we accept any name for God or final authority that is outside of ourselves.

42  The beast is the static I am.

43  Once a thoughtform or system that represents the Beast becomes the ideal it also becomes an unearned authority and has power to control all actions on the physical plane.

44  This understanding of the Beast and his number is perhaps the most important thing for seekers of truth and wisdom to comprehend.

45  The Beast wants you to do more than obey. It wants you to think as you are told to think in the process.

46  The Beast is already here and has been for many thousands of years.

47  Ignorance, and also fear, gives power to the Beast by the unthinking masses, but those who are not ignorant and enlightened will be the ones to suffer from it.

48  To be a victim of the Beast one must unquestionably follow an authority who takes the place of the inner authority of the God within.

49  The one authority we must not challenge is the Spirit within.

50  Those who worship the outward authorities of the Beast will hate the inner authority of the message from the inner Christ.

51  When the dragon gives the beast authority he automatically gives power and a seat (or some type of position from which to command).

52  Actually, the beast will often use the truth to increase his authority.

53  We have all been under the authority of the Beast at one time or another – either in this life or in past lives, and have accumulated much negative karma because of it.

54  The authority of the Beast crucified Jesus and after the creation of the Christian Church the power and authority of the Beast increased, not decreased.

55  This doctrine of the Beast and the way to overcome him may be the most important thing you will learn in this life.

56  If one hears a story purported to come from a Master, or even Christ or the mouth of God and automatically gives it authority without first examining it under the light of your own soul then some of the residual Beast still has control.

57  Among other things, the beast represents the tendency of humanity to revert back to the authority of a mindless God outside of us, rather than the God who speaks from within.

58  One is not rebelling against the Beast by merely speaking up against an authority he does not honor.

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