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Although Padre Pio never leftrepparttar city of San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, in his last 50 years, he often appeared to those in need far from his physical body--to teach, admonish, comfort, and heal. Numerous testimonies, by telegram, letter, telephone transcript, and personal declaration, document Padre Pio's long-distance appearances in places he never visited--throughout Italy, Austria, Uruguay, and even in Milwaukee, where Padre Pio admitted appearing on June 25, 1950, to attendrepparttar 122223 death of a fellow monk's father. When asked about his ability to appear in two places, Padre Pio replied, 'If Christ multipliedrepparttar 122224 loaves and fishes, why cannot he multiply me?'

Andrepparttar 122225 fragrance of violets that often emanated from him also often manifested to those who prayed to him and was noticed by witnesses in those places where he had miraculously appeared. {Isis meditators also are able to smellrepparttar 122226 flowers she loved. The spiritual world can affect sensitive people in all sensory areas, to be sure.}

His miraculous healing powers were demonstrated beyond any doubt - he cured many illnesses deemed incurable and, on more than one occasion, restored sight torepparttar 122227 blind. His most well-documented, and astonishing, case of healing involved a little blind girl named Gemma Di Giorgi, from Ribera, Sicily, born with no pupils in her eyes." (1)

Psychosomatic desires beyondrepparttar 122228 conscious intent ofrepparttar 122229 person will explain many stigmata events inrepparttar 122230 eyes of scientists. Even as they explain it away in that fashion they are offering up other questions about howrepparttar 122231 mind works. These questions are left unanswered to my knowledge. It could be agreedrepparttar 122232 mind directs an ulcerous condition throughrepparttar 122233 direction and intent ofrepparttar 122234 subconscious. This is a way of treating most ofrepparttar 122235 stigmata as hysterics. While it behooves us to agree in most cases, Padre Pio's case exhibits many more things and makes one pause before sweeping it intorepparttar 122236 looney bin of hysteria or psychosomatic illness. There is debate overrepparttar 122237 number of nails used to crucify Jesus and whether it is four or five has some import to other considerations as well asrepparttar 122238 case in question. If it could be shown there were only four then Padre Pio is adopting five on faith and dogma alone.

It is possible he was a part of an ascended master chain of being which Jesus belongs to. It is possible that he was in some manner a re-incarnation of Jesus. Would it be good to know what biophysicists and other science thought if they evaluated him? There was a man who dematerialized inrepparttar 122239 early 20th century before allrepparttar 122240 skeptics of his day. He did it 29 times and told Dr. R.M. Bucke (who writes about it in his book 'Cosmic Consciousness' or shortly thereafter) a noted psychiatrist and a friend of Walt Whitman, that eventually he wouldn't return.

Where does energy go, and do you really believe in a soul? The matter of faith and belief is near to abhorrent to science and I share that outlook. However, I detest even morerepparttar 122241 turning away from facts, just because we don't know all about everything we'd like to!

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Astral Travel

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change or do better ifrepparttar chance occurs (it usually will). In this re-evaluation we learn a lot and re-structurerepparttar 122222 experiences into new approaches. Then you should think about what you hope to do inrepparttar 122223 next day as you begin to sleep. No better visualization might come your way, if you are honest with yourself and your soul is close enough to make your ego and worries seem as important as they really are (not very important at all). When this routine is comfortable and you are able to command yourself (More importantly your SELF) and your mind to behave with a smile whenrepparttar 122224 formerly frustrating things you used to react towards; you will beginrepparttar 122225 process of trusting your soul and dream state. Do not fear anything because you are onrepparttar 122226 path to greater goodness (if you have really given your ego a break and trust your purposeful soul 'within').

There is much inrepparttar 122227 self-improvement or human potential movement that comes from Yoga. Yoga is properly translated as 'union' despite whatrepparttar 122228 Catholic Encyclopedia says about it being 'yoke'. The astral or spiritual world of Yoga is not prone to religious or ecclesiastical process and enables a person to 'Follow their Bliss'. This isrepparttar 122229 essence of all science ofrepparttar 122230 soul work which Jesus and Yogananda are great teachers of when not interpreted by control freaks and power-mongerers who seek to put words in their mouths.

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