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THE LIGHT

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TOWARD THE LIGHT

“GO TOWARD THE LIGHT!

A lot of people (including a long list of living and dead celebrities) who were pronounced “medically dead” said that they had a “near death experience”.  Another common report is that they were immediately “drawn” toward a bright light. For a variety of reasons they decided, or where “told” by another disembodied spirit, to go back to the body. After they returned, the body “came back to life”, and they lived happily ever after – at least until they died again and did NOT come back again. At that time, one assumes they decided to go toward the light and that they did NOT come back, as far as we know.1001_cover

STAY AWAY FROM THE LIGHT!

Those people decided to stay away from the light and go back to their body. They lived long enough to tell someone about the experience. So, if you want to continue living with a body, this would be the most likely option for you. Otherwise, option #1 is still available, although not necessarily recommended.

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FOOTNOTE:

Peter Sellers was the comic genius of a generation of actors. He brought brilliant characterizations to numerous films, including “The Mouse That Roared” (1959), “Dr. Strangelove” (1964), “The Pink Panther” (1964), and “Being There” (1979). He was known for his enthusiastic way of totally absorbing himself in his characters, even carrying roles offstage. He also suffered from sad moods between films. While he knew his characters thoroughly, he said that he really did not know who he was. Then Peter Sellers, the brilliant, confused actor, had a near-death experience.

BEING THERESeated in a Hollywood mockup of a limousine’s back seat while shooting his last great film, “Being There“, he told Shirley MacLaine about his near-death experience, astonished that she did not consider him “bonkers.” Shirley documents their conversation in her book, Out on a Limb. In 1964, during the first of a rapid series of eight heart attacks, when his heart stopped and he was clinically dead, he had an out-of-body experience and saw the bright, loving light:

“Well, I felt myself leave my body. I just floated out of my physical form and I saw them cart my body away to the hospital. I went with it … I wasn’t frightened or anything like that because I was fine; and it was my body that was in trouble.”

The doctor saw that he was dead and massaged his heart vigorously, Meanwhile: “I looked around myself and I saw an incredibly beautiful bright loving white light above me. I wanted to go to that white light more than anything. I’ve never wanted anything more. I know there was love, real love, on the other side of the light which was attracting me so much. It was kind and loving and I remember thinking “That’s God.””

Peter’s out-of-body soul tried to elevate itself toward the light, but he fell short: “Then I saw a hand reach through the light. I tried to touch it, to grab onto it, to clasp it so it could sweep me up and pull me through it.” But just then his heart began beating again, and at that instant the hand’s voice said: “It’s not time. Go back and finish. It’s not time.” As the hand receded he felt himself floating back down to his body, waking up bitterly disappointed.

What effect did his near-death experience have on Sellers? His biographer says that “The act of “dying” became for Peter Sellers the most important experience of his life.” Sellers said of death: “I’ll never fear it again.” Family and friends found him more spiritual and reflective than before.”

— excerpted from the book 1001 THINGS TO DO WHILE YOU’RE DEAD: A DEAD PERSONS GUIDE TO LIVING

CREATIVE INSANITY

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“In a 1987 study, Dr. Nancy Andreason of the University of Iowa found that a sample of creative writers had significantly higher levels of bipolar disorder than a control group of similar intelligence levels.”

My personal observation of is that the QUACKS who call themselves “doctors of western  psychological medicine” do not have ANY CLUE about the spiritual nature of human beings and life forms in general.  They are so simple-minded and psychically crippled that they think the ONLY UNIVERSE is the physical universe.  They actually think that YOU are a BODY and that YOUR THOUGHTS are coming from a ten pound PIECE OF MEAT called a brain!  The simple truth that humans are spiritual beings, who animate the physical form of a body, has been demonstrated a hundred billion times throughout thousands to generations!  When a human dies, the spiritual being departs from the body!  If you aren’t aware of this phenomenon, please get yourself educated.  Just GOOGLE “Reincarnation” and “Out-of-Body-Experience”.  Read a few of the hundreds of  books about these subjects written by people who are not  “medical scientists” — the self-appointed priests of the physical universe.

Of course artists and any other normal, creative person could not possibly be “sane”!  “Sanity” is agreement with “reality”, which the priests of Western medicine define as “the physical universe”.  If you are in utter, unimaginative agreement with the physical universe you cannot possibly be an artist!  Artists are the creators of universes.

Artists are the empathetic makers of aesthetic realities: love, passion, truth, justice, honesty and equanimity are the domain of the artist and the spiritual being.  How can an artist endure existence in a universe made only of cold, brutal forces — devoid of compassion and spirit — without being “insane”?   If artists are “insane”, then I am proud and privileged to be considered one of them!   — Lawrence R. Spencer. 2012

ELECTRIC MONK

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I am a believer in the Immortal Douglas Adams.  His body may be rotting under ground, but his Spirit is Eternal!  I am re-reading his books.  If you have not yet read his books, you will most certainly die believing that “reality is real”. This is the definition of “hell”.  However, a remedy for your affliction exists within the pages of “Dirk Gentlys’ Holitstic Detective Agency“, wherein you will discover that their is an “Electric Monk” who will do all of your believing for you!  You will no longer need to “believe” the delusion that “reality is real”, or any of the overwhelming myriad of beliefs we are constantly coerced into believing on Earth. — LRS

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High on a rocky promontory sat an Electric Monk on a bored horse. From under its rough woven cowl the Monk gazed unblinkingly down into another valley, with DIRK GENTLYwhich it was having a problem. The day was hot, the sun stood in an empty hazy sky and beat down upon the gray rocks and the scrubby, parched grass. Nothing moved, not even the Monk. The horse’s tail moved a little, swishing slightly to try and move a little air, but that was all. Otherwise, nothing moved.

The Electric Monk was a labour-saving device, like a dishwasher or a video recorder. Dishwashers washed tedious dishes for you, thus saving you the bother of washing them yourself, video recorders watched tedious television for you, thus saving you the bother of looking at it yourself; Electric Monks believed things for you, thus saving you what was becoming an increasingly onerous task, that of believing all the things the world expected you to believe. Unfortunately this Electric Monk had developed a fault, and had started to believe all kinds of things, more or less at random. “

From Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

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Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.  Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  Adams also wrote Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988).  A posthumous collection of his work, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt.  ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams#Death_and_legacy )

 

 

 

 

 

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