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10-02-2015, 05:19 AM #1
Robert Baird
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It is great to see recognition of our limitations and questioning of our approaches. Is the dualistic approach a result of not questioning the black and white concept that there is a right answer when it is a continuum with no evil or Greater Good?



Do we need to allow the matter in our bodies to dictate the relationship we have with the air around us as well as the earth that this matter sends photonic pulses of energy from to effect what we call gravity? Needless to say 'levitation' and 'people who can fly' or walk through walls like the book Marcus Bach's son Richard wrote (called 'Illusions' and sub-titled The Messiah Handbook) do document many fantastic 'possibilities' in fiction; aren't normal. Does this ability entitle one to be named a saint? Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross are interesting studies in how to become a saint. Let's read a little about a man who was able to do this in front of scientist/investigators who knew the ways of 'mind-fogging' or projected hallucinations, from Reader's Digest:

"Home in the AIR

The medium Daniel Dunglas Home was observed to levitate numerous times over a period of 40 years and was never discovered in any fraud. The first account of his unusual ability was given F. L. Burr, editor of the 'Hartford Times':

'Suddenly, without any expectation on the part of the company (or on Home's part - he was 19 years old, and this was his first, involuntary experience of levitation) Home was taken up in the air. I had hold of his hand at the time and I felt his feet - they were lifted a foot from the floor! He palpitated from head to foot with the contending emotions of joy and fear which choked his utterances. Again and again he was taken from the floor, and the third time he was taken to the ceiling of the apartment (the Connecticut home of Ward Cheney, a silk manufacturer), with which his hands and feet came into gentle contact.'

That was in 1852. Later Home learned to control his flights and demonstrated them before audiences including such notables as the emperor Napoleon III and Mark Twain. His popularity was enormous, and he habitually moved in the aristocratic circles of society, especially in England, where he gave one of his most celebrated performances. Those present were Lord Adare, his cousin Capt. Charles Wynne, and the master of Lindsay, later earl of Crawford and Balcarres. Lindsay told the story:

'I was sitting on December 16, 1868, in Lord Adare's rooms in Ashley Place, London, S.W., with Mr. Home and Lord Adare and a cousin of his. During the sitting, Mr. Home went into a trance, and in that state was carried out of the window in the room next to where we were, and was brought in at our window. The distance between the windows was about seven feet six inches, and there was not the slightest foothold between them, nor was there more than a 12 inch projection to each window, which served as a ledge to put flowers on. We heard the window in the next room lifted up, and almost immediately after we saw Home floating in the air outside our window. The moon was shining full into the room; my back was to the light, and I saw the shadow on the wall of the windowsill, and Home's feet about six inches above it. He remained in this position for a few seconds, then raised the window and glided into the room feet foremost and sat down.

Lord Adare then went into the next room to look at the window from which he had been carried. It was raised about 18 inches; and he expressed his wonder how Mr. Home had been taken through so narrow an aperture. Home said (still in trance) 'I will show you', and then with his back to the window he leaned back and was shot out of the aperture head first, with the body rigid, and then returned quietly. The window is about 70 feet from the ground.'

{Do you think if there is some intelligence in the cosmos who was trying to open our eyes that they find it funny how dense and unwilling to even believe our own eyes the 'normal' people of this earth can be, when they try to think they know it all?}

The hypothesis of a mechanical arrangement of ropes or supports outside has been suggested, but does not cover the facts as described.

Some researchers have considered this event suspect for a number of reasons. In the first place, there are several discrepancies between the accounts given by Adare and Lindsay. Some of these concern the dimensions and configuration of the windows and their height above the ground and whether the night was dark or moonlit. {How about whether the coffee was spiked with hallucinogens or why the force didn't tell them how it was done?} Lord Adare, moreover, gave inconsistent accounts of the event at different times. Captain Wynne's statement was simple and straightforward: 'The fact of Mr. Home having gone out of one window and in at another I can swear to: anyone who knows me would not for a moment say I was a victim of hallucination or any other kind of humbug.'

But the omission of any reference to flight or levitation is regarded by some as significant--perhaps Captain Wynne was not convinced that Home had levitated and confined his statement to the simplest fact of the exit and entry. Finally, an examination of what seems likely, though not certain, to have been the house in question has shown that a tightrope could have been stretched between the two balconies.

Researchers have therefore questioned whether or not Lindsay and Adare were too bemused on the evening of December 16 to know what Home was really up to or whether he had resorted to trickery.

But although their versions of the event differed, Adare and Lindsay clearly agreed on the most important feature--that Home 'flew', and was seen to fly in through the window and, later, to fly both out and in. They may have been bemused and imagined the whole thing, but at least they agreed on what they imagined.

As for Captain Wynne's terse statement and its omission of any direct reference to flight, it seems clear that he understood himself to be describing something quite out of the ordinary--for he denied being the victim of a hallucination or of humbug.

The suspicion that a mechanical device such as a tightrope {Remember he was doing this for decades and other things like holding his hand in flames.} might have been used was dismissed by Lindsay at the time: it 'does not cover the facts as described.' In particular, such an explanation does not answer the assertion that Home floated through the window feet first or that he later leaned backward and shot out of the window head first.

This leaves us with the more usual objections to reports of levitation: that the witnesses were lying or were bewitched, hysterical, too imaginative, or not really observant.

And since it can never be proved that a hallucination has not taken place, this objection can never be fully answered. But when numerous people of good faith and good reputation testify to having seen a certain thing, and when no certain proof is found that what they saw was achieved by trickery, we must suppose--according to the hallucination theory--that all these people were weak-minded or that the subject of the reports possessed a supernatural gift {The court of what I call 'easy' answers.} for inducing mass hallucinations or a talent for persuading large numbers of people to lie on his behalf with no gain to them.

{Meanwhile the paradigm has much to gain by keeping people in the darkness like mushrooms while feeding them appropriate excrement to make them edible or malleable to their purpose.}

In 1871, the year in which Lindsay wrote his account of the Ashley Place levitation, Home was observed to levitate by Sir William Crookes, an eminent scientist who later became president of the prestigious British Association for the Advancement of Science. His statement, printed in the 'Quarterly Journal of Science', concisely describes the dilemma into which honest people were put by Daniel Dunglas Home:

'The phenomena I am prepared to attest are so extraordinary, and (so) directly oppose the most firmly-rooted articles of scientific belief--- amongst others, the ubiquity and invariable action of the force of gravitation--that, even now, on recalling the details of what I witnessed, there is an antagonism in my mind between 'reason', which pronounces it to be scientifically impossible, and the consciousness that my senses, both of touch and sight, are not lying witnesses. (Jean Burton, 'Heyday of a Wizard', pp.36-38,213-30; 'The Unexplained: Mysteries of Mind Space & Time, 'Vol. 2, Issue 20)." (2)

De-materialization and Bi-location might be part of what is involved with Home. In a book by Richard Maurice Bucks called 'Cosmic Consciousness' which was the reason some people called me the Cosmic Kid; this noted psychiatrist who the movie Beautiful Dreamers documents, told us about a man who disappeared in front of skeptics on many occasions. The man said some day he would not return - and that did happen.
This post was last modified: 10-02-2015, 06:40 AM by Robert Baird.