YOUR OTHER-DIMENSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (Y.O.D.A.) SEMINARS
How can we expand our sense of ourselves to include our identities from other star systems, past lives, and other dimensions?
Until the early 20th Century, most humans assumed that we had lifetimes in other times and worlds. Ancient wisdom cultures, what we call Native-partnership societies, experienced themselves as having lifetimes on other planets (almost no one is native to Earth, they said), having series of lives on these worlds (what we call past lives), and even having lives in other dimensions.
When this was all denied — without reason or evidence — in the 20th Century, human existence was reduced to its everyday conditions. The forest was reduced to specific trees, and people became imprisoned in little lives.
It was as if they who woke up one day remembering only the one room they found themselves in and one hour prior to waking up. And they were supposed to make sense of that life. Within that tiny space and time, without any larger context.
Historically, this has happened very seldom. Significantly, it happened only in controlling rather than partnership societies (using anthropologist Riane Eisler's distinction). In less polite terms, the denial happened only in dictatorships, not in free societies.
Now, as we progress into the 21st Century, many people want to wake up to who they really are. And they're less cowed by outer authorities making unsubstantiated claims. They want to develop their own understanding based on their own inner authority.
In spite of resistance from either dogmatic religion or materialist-reductionist thinking masquerading as science.
The dogmatic religious example is the ongoing denial of other-dimensional associations simply because some religious authority says so —without any reasoning or evidence or experiential substantiation.
A pseudo-scientific example is the statement from the late Stephen Hawking (several years ago) that, "There is no life after death, and those who believe that are afraid of the dark."
Now, Stephen Hawking seemed to have been a nice guy with a decent scientific background. But this is non-scientific comment — and perhaps Hawking meant it that way — because, first, there is no way to construct a scientific experiment to disprove life after death (what was Hawking doing? interviewing the dead to find out if they had a night life?). Second, the suggestive evidence, not counting ancient societies over thousands of years, was collected by the famous University of Virginia psychiatrist, Dr. Ian Stevenson, and made public in a book entitled, Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation — which became a whole series as Stevenson continued his research — and joined the thousands of cases collected by other researchers. Hawking's statement ignored that evidence.
Worse, though, the statement cast Hawking as a High Priest of Scientism: he ridiculed those who disagreed with him. This ridicule would have horrified 20th-Century scientists such as Einstein, Planck, Heisenberg, and Bohm. But it went without comment by most reading it, because we've been programmed to confuse real science with materialist-reductionist positions, which, by definition (they lack a meaning-giving context) cannot be scientific.
While Stephen Hawking might not have intended to offer such an unscientific display, his comment shows how programmed we are to think in limited, reductionist terms — in spite of evidence to the contrary.
In fact, we have a great deal of "suggestive" evidence, as Ian Stevenson called it, as well as thousands of years of ancient cultures' teachings, and finally our own inner authority, telling us that we have a much larger identiy than we've been programmed to believe. We're bigger than we think we are.
Please join us this year as we investigate ancient teachings about other worlds and other dimensions — and look into our own lives for evidence from our own inner authority.
The first Saturday of each month, 10 am to 1 pm,
The Thursday following the first Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm
(with some variations)
THIS SPRING AND SUMMER, THE DATES ARE:
Thursday, April 12th or Saturday, April 14th (a variation)
Saturday, May 5th or Thursday, May 10th
Saturday, June 2nd or Thursday, June 7th
Saturday, July 7th or Thursday, July 12th
Saturday, August 4th or Thursday, August 9th
Saturday, September 8th or Thursday, September 13th (a variation).
Note that YODA for October is Saturday the 6th or Thursday the 11th,
for November is Saturday the 3rd or Thursday the 8th, and
for December is Saturday the 1st or Thursday the 6th.
The Seventh Academy, 413 McFarlan Road, 2nd Floor, Kennett Square, PA 19348
The Y.O.D.A. Seminars — $65 per person per session
PLEASE NOTE that the Academy also offers seminars on:
ancient wisdom teachings,
non-reductionist (holistic) philosophy and science,
the mystic path,
and the challenges of the Great Transformation —
the larger context that makes sense of what's going on at this time in history. And explains why each of us is here now.
Please contact Chris Largent at 610-444-3430 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on these and other seminars or to be put on the mailing list of Seventh Academy seminars.
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