Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Case for Jediism Religion

 

 
 

Did you know that the Jedi Order was inspired by the Buddhist monastic order?
Did you know that George Lucas who created Star Wars is a ‘Methodist Buddhist’?
 


"Jediism is a nontheistic new religious movement based on the philosophical and spiritual ideas of the Jedi as depicted in Star Wars media."

 "The Jedi Religion's biggest hurdle in being accepted as a relevant religion is the fact that it originated in an acknowledged work of fiction. Such objectors generally have a very literal approach to religion, where religious and historical teachings are supposed to be identical. Objectors also often expect all religions to originate from a prophet who knowingly speaks divine truth, even though a vast number of religions do not have such neat and tidy origins." -Source:
http://altreligion.about.com/od/alternativereligionsaz/a/jedi_religion.htm

Hinduism is the dominant religion[note 1] of the Indian subcontinent, particularly of India and Nepal, which consists of many diverse traditions. It includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism[2] among numerous other traditions, and a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a categorisation of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view, rather than a rigid, common set of beliefs.[3]

Hinduism has been called the "oldest religion" in the world,[note 2] and many practitioners refer to Hinduism as Sanātana Dharma, "the eternal law" or the "eternal way"[13][14][15] beyond human origins.[15] It prescribes the "eternal" duties all Hindus have to follow, regardless of class, caste, or sect, such as honesty, purity, and self-restraint.[web 1]

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism

The goal of Buddhism and Hinduism (as with Jainism and Classical Yoga) is an experience called moksha or liberation.

Indian soteriology is based on the premise that human beings are part of a process of repeating birth and death that is called samsara, a phenomenon referred to in English as reincarnation. The goal of all the Indian religions is to escape this cycle. In Buddhism (a modern day representative of the ancient sramana tradition) a person who has achieved this goal is called an arahant (Pali; Sanskrit arhat). In Hinduism a number of equivalent terms exist such as jivanmukta (lit. 'liberated soul'), Kevalin (from Kaivalya, the term for liberation used in Classical Yoga, a school of Hinduism) and siddha, a term used in both Buddhism and Hinduism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_Hinduism

Same goal, different methods. Jediism is just another.

Click to Either Join the Jedi Order or the Dark Side - Jedi Code VS. Code of the Sith

In case the two links below this text ever go dead, as some do, I have preserved the two articles in full on this page below.  Formatting was an issue, so they don't look perfect, but they are worth reading on this page if either of the below links ever get deleted. 

The Danger of Becoming the Darkness When Fighting the Dark Side

 The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda That’s Taking Over the World

 The Danger of Becoming the Darkness When Fighting the Dark Side 

Angela Pritchard, Guest
Waking Times

Seeing dark global agendas stream rolling over goodness, truth, and freedom throughout the world is more than enough to make anyone feel angry, negative, and even enraged. We as a humanity, along with all our rights, are under siege and the most common response to being attacked is either through anger and aggression, or fear and retreat—which is based on a raw fight or flight reaction. While it sometimes seems there is no other way to respond, there is a danger of becoming the very thing we’ve set out to defeat if we act through aggression or hatred in any way.

Instead, there is another way of responding in which we are still able to stand and defend ourselves against darkness, but do so from a place of consciousness within. It has been taught since ancient times and even the Jedi knights of the Star Wars movie series used it. It requires an inner discipline and gives access to the intelligence and power of love, something crucial to defeating attacks from darkness.

Anger leads to the dark side

 Remember the famous scene from the movie Return of the Jedi in which Luke Skywalker faces his father Darth Vader in battle.

The evil Sith Lord Sidious encourages Luke to fight his father using aggression and hatred. Sidious cunningly knows that even while Luke fights against evil, if he does so by using hatred, then Luke is already succumbing to the dark side because hatred and anger are of the very nature of darkness itself.The inter-dimensional entities behind the dark agenda taking over the world, like the Sith of Star Wars, tap into the power of the dark side of “the force”, which is light—the substance of the universe and creation—but inverted, using hatred instead of love (that’s why when you see symbols of the light inverted, you know black magicians are likely to be behind it).
Luke must struggle to contain his own rage and instead use the light side of “the force” which is love. Thus he becomes a true Jedi, as one who opposes evil but does so from a place of love, not hatred, and would rather die than go to the dark side.
A similar theme is used in the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien where characters are put to the test by being tempted with the power of the ring, which would give them access to the vast powers of darkness, enabling them to at last liberate themselves and their people from the evil that seeks to enslave them all. As in Star Wars, the heroes and heroines of the story must resist wishing to fight “the dark side” by using the power of the darkness and instead use the powers of light, such as love, courage, and true friendship. Those who succumb to fighting darkness using dark powers become the very evil they originally set out to destroy.
The character of Boromir in the movie Lord of the Rings, who is tempted by the dark powers offered by a supernatural evil ring. Each character in the story is symbolically tested by being exposed to the ring, which brings out the desire hidden within humans for greed, selfishness, power and control through force and dominance.
Both Lucas and Tolkien studied ancient religions and spiritual teachings, and brought into popular culture the essence of the struggle between good and evil found in the messages of Jesus, Krishna, and Lao-tzu.

Hatred eventually turns us against one another

While it can feel totally justified to be insulting, hateful and resentful to those who attack and hurt us, feeding ill will and hatred, even towards the most treacherous criminal on earth, feeds the energy of hatred within nevertheless, and that rage grows the more it’s fed like a beast that starts getting out of control. There can even be a sense of satisfaction in denigrating and hurting those who harm us; many, having a sense of powerlessness at those whose actions decrease the freedom of humanity, resort to taking their anger and frustration out in various ways.
As harmless as this venting seems, feeding anger within is ultimately harmful to the one getting angry and taking enjoyment from hurting others is at its core something demonic. Those demonic entities behind the dark global agenda take pleasure from the suffering of others, and anyone who feeds this goes into the dark side no matter how altruistic their aim. This rage can easily turn people against one another, even within those who are active in the struggle for truth, as anger becomes more easily inflamed and starts attacking anyone who disagrees, creating infighting and disharmony amongst those who are supposedly meant to be instilling higher principles in the world. Wherever this kind of division exists, there can be no effective fight back against darkness.
Notice in the above scene taken from Lord of the Rings, how the power of darkness seems to feed off the anger between those who would do good. J.R.R. Tolkien wove an incredible metaphorical story about all the races of earth needing to work together to battle a growing dark agenda.
So, can we really win this battle, or any for that matter, with anger? If we pit ourselves against the hatred of those who enslave us through using our own hateful energy, it could turn us into the very thing we are fighting against. And what is the battle for anyway if we end up spending our lives in angry embitterment?

Passive observers stay calm but without growing

Acting from a point of integrity within, whilst in the thick of a war between good and evil, is extremely difficult to say the least, as the urges of the animalistic drives instinctively and compulsively arise, eclipsing consciousness as they do. Opposing evil can bring out some of the most raw and vicious psychological responses within a human being, including the wish to wreak revenge, to see others suffer, and to brutally kill. Many retreat from the opposition to evil and the responses it brings up, and instead hold onto a sense of peace by simply avoiding all conflict and by not getting involved. Well wishing and praying for a good outcome, safely from the sidelines, is easy; likewise it is easy for people like this to look and feel superior to those going through the psychological responses actively opposing evil brings.
But the wish for a better world has to translate into action, which means that we actually have to get out and do things. If we value light, truth, and goodness we also have a duty to defend it against darkness, as without that defense, goodness would simply be eradicated from the earth by the plans of evil. By doing so, those who oppose evil must confront their true self as it is only in facing opposition that the dark side of our own psychology emerges and can thus be seen and changed; much of the battle is overcoming the darkness within and this is what leads to real inner change and spiritual growth.

Ancient sacred texts reveal the philosophy of action without hatred

One of the most powerful teachings in the world on this subject is the famous text the Bhagavad Gita in which Krishna reveals a series of profound truths to prince Arjuna on the nature of reality before they set out to battle in the Kurukshetra war. It expounds an incredible philosophy, found echoed in the Jedi of Star Wars, on opposing darkness from a place of compassion and detachment. In it, neither running away and avoiding it, or fighting with hatred and rage, is the right course of action—instead Krishna teaches Arjuna what is called the Path of Right Action.

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Krishna as charioteer and guide, leads Arjuna out onto the battlefield to fight in the war of good against evil.
Anger induces delusion; delusion, loss of memory; through loss of memory, reason is shattered; and loss of reason leads to destruction. But the self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace. Having attained Peace, he becomes free from misery; for when the mind gains peace, right discrimination follows.
~ Krishna, The Bhagavad Gita
A similar philosophy is found in the ancient Chinese text the Tao Te Ching:
Unevolved people are eager to act out of strength, but a person of Tao values peace and quiet. He knows that every being is born of the womb of Tao. This means that his enemies are his enemies second, his own brothers and sisters first. Thus he resorts to weapons only in the direst necessity, and then uses them with utmost restraint. He takes no pleasure in victory, because to rejoice in victory is to delight in killing. Whoever delights in killing will not find success in this world.
~ Lao-tzu, Tao Te Ching
Jesus was also depicted in the Gospels as someone who opposed darkness, yet at the same time did so from a place of love.
Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy: but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.
~ Jesus, Matthew 5:43
Love is a state of being within; to feel love for those who hurt us, to harbor no resentments or ill will towards anyone, no matter what they have done, is difficult to achieve but something very worthwhile, as it then allows us to keep love as a permanent state of being rather than a feeling that arises only around selective people at selective times.

The power of love and consciousness

Sometimes it seems like there is no other way than to use anger, insults, and reactions in the struggle for truth, freedom, and justice. However, love and justice can’t just be the end goal to be accomplished by whatever means. If so, they will only ever stay as an ideal that cannot be reached—to be achieved they must also BE the means.
Being able to deal with those involved in harmful activities in a conscious, just and detached way allows the intelligence of love to emerge and for us to be more effective in our actions. Whilst anger and hatred makes us compulsive, reactive and violent, detachment and consciousness enables us to perceive a situation clear of the cloudiness of emotion and to act in the best way. It is possible to have a sense of love towards those who have hurt us, whilst still acting justly to defend ourselves against them. In this way love becomes a permanent state and way of being rather than just a fleeting feeling.
Love is often seen as something sappy and weak, whilst aggression gives someone the appearance of strength and courage. However, it can be surprising to find out that it is quite the opposite: true love comes from the consciousness within and gives real courage, strength and intelligence that does not depend on external things and gives the ability to endure even the greatest hardships, whilst aggression only puffs up someone who may ultimately be very weak within—controlled by the extremes of anger and fear that are completely dependent on outside circumstances.
To defend goodness against evil is so important and a wonderful thing, but ultimately, if we don’t free ourselves from our own anger, hatred and resentments, whoever they are held towards in our lives, then we will lose the war within. As found in many ancient sacred teachings, the battle in the truest sense, is the one against the darkness inside us, which is the purpose behind the timeless struggle between good and evil in the world anyway.

The Inter-Dimensional Entities Behind the Dark Agenda That’s Taking Over the World

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A painting showing demonic entities influencing people beyond their reasoning from other dimensions to war and personal strife. It is titled ‘The Triumph of the Genius of Destruction’.

Many feel that there is a multidimensional cause behind the sinister agendas afflicting the world (such as the New World Order). But it is possible not just to sense, but to actually know and uncover its root through firsthand experience. And, unless the root is uncovered, its octopus like tentacles will continue to regrow and find new ways to influence the world, even when several have been cut off.
It is difficult to overcome that which we are ignorant of, and by using information both from research and multidimensional experience we can discover the connections between events in the physical world with their multidimensional source to reveal the octopus right to its head.
While research alone gets someone so far, ultimately this is an esoteric matter as those at the “center of the spider’s web” are multidimensional entities who have awakened in darkness and have been working on this agenda since ancient times. They influence world events through a specific dark occult society whose members have also awakened in darkness and thus are able to communicate with them and access the intelligence of evil. These entities work beyond the realm of ordinary perception, and thus are discovered only by those who can meet and uncover them in these dimensions beyond the body.
What good people are trying to go up against then, is not simply the visible outer reaches of the octopus such as a corrupt banking or political system etc., but the very hierarchy of darkness itself.
Awakening in information is good, but what is needed is an awakening in consciousness, so that we can perceive reality beyond the visible five sense limited experience of life. By doing this we can begin to access the intelligence of light and thus provide an effective response to darkness.
Many people have encountered these sinister entities since ancient times, and today they are appearing in the ever increasing numbers of near-death experiences, and likewise in other forms of out-of-body experiences including nightmares – revealing who and what these entities are and how they work.

Ancient Accounts of Sinister Extra-Dimensional Entities


Ancient people have been writing about demonic entities since recorded history. They have been given many different names such as the asuras (of the Hindus), tzitzimimeh (of the Aztecs), the shayātīn (of Islam), the guardians of the netherworld (in ancient Egypt), shedim (in Judaism), alu (to the Babylonians and Assyrians) and of course demons (in Christianity), etc.

Esoteric practitioners throughout history have been able to interact with non-physical beings through dreams and out-of-body experiences.

Esoteric practitioners throughout history have been able to interact with non-physical beings through dreams and out-of-body experiences.
Many of these ancient people had esoteric practitioners who were able to discover information about these entities and realms beyond the body by using techniques to leave and travel out of the body (called out-of-body experiences), just as can be done today. What they discovered became the basis of many of their sacred texts. They understood the importance of awakening into other dimensions, as it is part of consciousness waking up and seeing beyond the limits of ordinary perception, and used it to uncover information about these entities that influence us beyond our knowledge and sight.
They described these entities as tormenting people, spreading evil and havoc in the world, and inhabiting dark regions in lower dimensions which have been called hell, xibalba, narakka, the netherworld, underworld, sheol, the abyss, etc. in ancient texts.
Myself, my husband, and many people today and throughout history have discovered the existence of these beings firsthand by having out-of-body experiences, either through astral projection or involuntarily in near-death experiences, as these entities exist in dimensions beyond the body and appear in the process of death for those who go into hell/the netherworld.

Demonic Figures in Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)

Whilst religious texts have been looked at by some as mere tales, the ever increasing number of near-death experiences (NDEs) are now confirming the reality behind many ancient symbols and writings. A Gallup poll has reported that around 8 million Americans claim to have had a near-death experience.
Whilst accounts of near-death experiences in which people “go into the light” and experience heavenly and angelic beings and places are well known, perhaps lesser known and admitted to are the NDEs in which people have encountered sinister entities and experienced hellish regions, and there are many of these too. Although there are some cultural differences in interpretation, the accounts are similar irrespective of belief, whether they were an atheist, Christian priest, Muslim, Buddhist or otherwise.

In Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs)

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An old painting entitled ‘The Nightmare’ which shows a demonic entity waiting for a sleeping woman to come out of her body, which would likely give her a nightmare.
These entities are also extremely prevalent in out-of-body experiences (OBEs). A near-death experience is essentially an out-of-body experience, so it is possible to travel to these same places out of the body using exercises of astral projection (which obviously does not involve death or being near it). Almost everyone who starts exploring other dimensions through having out-of-body experiences is soon confronted with negative beings that try and thwart their attempts to wake up and see beyond the physical body. This is because people who are able to astral project in a serious and objective way are considered a real threat, as it is possible to use OBEs to truly uncover who and what these entities are beyond the limitations of physical perception.

Myself, my husband, and many others I have spoken to, have encountered demonic entities whilst out of the body on countless occasions; and my husband has been able to explore them down to their root in the underworld, in the lower/infra-dimensions out of the body. In the astral plane, these creatures move around and are able to influence not only events in the physical world, but even people’s own psychological state of being.
 
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An old illustration of a person casting a circle of protection to keep out evil entities.

I remember one occasion where I was with a group of people doing an exercise to astral project. We had cast a circle of light around us; when I came out of my body I saw a demonic figure looking in through the window of the room, unable to get into the circle, but chanting an evil invocation to try and thwart our attempts to leave our bodies. This figure was only visible from the astral, not the physical world, yet was nevertheless influencing all of us in the room by trying to muddy our consciousness with negative thoughts and energies.

It was able to ruin the practice for the group involved, but influences like this in daily life can cause strife by stirring up emotions, influencing decisions, and leading events and individuals into darkness, evil, and failure.
Many people have also unknowingly had experiences with these entities and the hellish regions where they reside through nightmares or night terrors, as in them a person goes out of their body in sleep into these lower dimensions. Many of the monstrous negative entities they may find themselves running from can be real demonic entities.

People who are trying to awaken in light can be shown information in dreams and out-of-body experiences about demons, how they influence society, and who they work with beyond what someone in the physical world could be able to see. But information from the astral is not just limited to demons – it can be about potentially anything. Astral projection and other spiritual practices, then, become a powerful and effective means to learn how to overcome evil when combined with a spiritual work.

Going to the Dark Side

To the left is the Sith lord Sidious who turns the Jedi on the right to the "dark side". Notice the statues in the background both have their left arms over their right. This is used by demons (instead it is right over left for those of the light). It signifies the "left-handed path".

To the left is the Sith lord Sidious who turns the Jedi Anakin on the right to the “dark side”. Notice the statues in the background both have their left arms over their right. This is used by demons (instead it is right over left for those of the light). It signifies the “left-handed path”.
So what are these entities? Are they human, animal, extraterrestrial or something else entirely? In my experience out of the body, these entities are either human or once were. And while this may sound far out, this concept is actually explored in a number of our own modern myths.
“Going to the dark side” was popularized by the Star Wars films created by George Lucas, and this same concept appears in The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Both Lucas and Tolkien studied ancient myths and religions, and their depiction of the supernatural conflict between those who have awakened in light and those who have awakened in darkness, in many ways is quite accurate.

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The ancient text of the mystical Essene community called the War Scrolls in which they wrote about the war between “the sons of darkness” and “the sons of light”.

It is the same concept that appeared over 2,000 years ago in the famous ancient texts of the Essene community (which Jesus was said to have spent time with) called the Dead Sea Scrolls. They wrote about a great war between the archangel Michael, his angelic hosts, and the sons of light, against the demon Belial, his hordes, and the sons of darkness. Today, this same concept has been popularized through movies to form the basis of some of the myths of our own modern society.
In Star Wars the evil Sith use the dark side of “the force” (which is basically universal energy) for power and malice, whilst the Jedi use the force in line with love and cosmic principles; likewise in The Lord of the Rings trilogy there are wizards of white magic like Gandalf who use their spiritual powers for good, whilst the wizard Saruman turns to the “dark side” and uses his powers for evil.

An illustration of the Hindu story of the Churning of the Milky Ocean in which the asuras (demons) and the devas (angels) are pitted against one another in a struggle of cosmic proportions.
An illustration of the Hindu story of the Churning of the Milky Ocean in which the asuras (demons) and the devas (angels) who work together to create two opposing forces in a struggle of cosmic proportions.
These individuals who have awakened esoteric abilities, both of light and of darkness, are pitted against one another in an eternal struggle, with each side wishing to either uphold the principles of a free society or to completely enslave it. This was portrayed in the sacred teachings of the Hindus in the story of the Churning of the Milky Ocean in which the asuras (demons) and devas (angels) struggle as two opposing forces in a tug of war of cosmic proportions.
Individuals can both “go to the dark side” as Anakin did, and also repent and return to the light like Darth Vader. Demons can appear in the astral realm as human, or part creature, which reflects their hideous, bestial nature in which they have fortified the animalistic egos. But demons and black magicians are not silly monsters; they are people who have awakened in evil and this kind of awakening brings a knowledge of darkness, which can give them an intelligence and power beyond what any sci-fi movie could do justice to.
As these films portray, these entities are humans or were once humanoids who have “gone to the dark side” and are working according to a hierarchy of evil to control and infiltrate society.

Demonic Entities Actively Working to Influence Society Today



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Child sacrifices being offered to an idol of the demon Moloch in ancient times. When cultures and societies degenerate into darkness, then demons, not sages and divine beings, become the object of veneration, which is where our present society is heading.
Many of the entities written about in ancient texts are references to ones that have specific roles and work together in a hierarchy of evil in other dimensions. Demons of antiquity have major roles and are still active today, thousands of years after they were first written about—no longer needing a physical body, having awakened in evil. They are part of a structure of evil that extends its tentacles right from the lowest region of hell into the physical world.

My husband and I have been shown out of the body how they work through dark secret societies, which channel covertly through a religion, and are communicating with a very small group of people here on earth who are going through the process of awakening in darkness. These disciples of darkness are using OBEs to get knowledge from ancient demons who themselves are beyond physical death and working with an immense evil intelligence on an agenda which is thousands of years old. A key part of it is putting down and propagating hatred towards anything that gives knowledge about them and other realms of reality, such as sacred, esoteric, and religious texts—spreading lies, disinformation, division, and bigotry. They do not want another Jesus, Krishna, Quetzalcoatl, or anyone who awakens spiritually in light, nor spiritual societies that operate for good who could counter their influence, and they are on a stated mission to stamp them out in the documents of their plans which have leaked to the public, such as those of the Bavarian Illuminati.
They hijack and invert spiritual symbols and even religions, taking symbols that attract forces of light to instead use them to give power to forces of darkness; and at the same time give esoteric knowledge a bad name. That is why so many inverted symbols are now literally pouring out of Hollywood and the music industry.

It is important to note however, that all but a handful of people who are part of the agenda are simply in it for greed and money, forming the structure of puppet politicians and celebrities, shadow governments, criminal syndicates, and massive corporations that are manipulated by the very few at the top of the pyramid to control the many. They use human weakness and defects such as greed, ignorance, lust, and violence to entice, control and enslave their puppets, as well as the masses.
Just as the Sith were small in number in Star Wars, so are those working directly with these demonic entities as very few are actually up to it (Aleister Crowley tried and failed very publicly), because just as awakening in light requires discipline and adherence to certain practices, so too does awakening in darkness. The number of “Jedi” are even smaller. Instead most people are unknowing of multidimensional realities, they have no interest in really finding out what is going on, and their lives are simply determined by where the war between light and darkness is at.

The War in Consciousness Between Light and Darkness

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Leaving the body to enter realms beyond the physical.
So where does that leave us? Making a decision about where we stand in this eternal struggle in which our own awakening is at stake. The only way the Jedi can return is if we put this struggle into its true context and allow the real warriors of light to do their job. Society has almost totally turned on esoteric knowledge and practitioners, and a tidal wave of censorship is set to wipe anything esoteric off the internet and strangle it on the ground. So long as the Jedi remain broken up and abandoned in exile to the far reaches of society (like Yoda in the swamp infested planet of Dagobah and Obi-Wan Kenobi as an old hermit on the planet Tatooine) there will be no happy ending. The world desperately needs people who can use OBEs to get knowledge about the inner workings and plans of evil, who meet the requirements to receive spiritual wisdom from higher beings, and have awakened spiritual/psychic faculties.
Ultimately, the agenda of evil is about stopping people from awakening spiritually; not just in information, but in consciousness, as at the end of the day, that is really what life is all about. And ultimately, that is where the
 war is.