Near Death Experiences : Is there a Logical Explanation?Written by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
In August edition of Reader's Digest, I stumbled upon a compelling article, "After Life," by Anita Bartholomew. The article takes an intricate look into controversial world of "after life" or "near death experiences." I found myself being hurled into riveting article like a child in a candy store. In Ms. Bartholomew's revealing summary, van Lommel (a British researcher) made an interesting statement, "You can compare brain to a TV set. The TV program is not in your TV set." Thus, where lies consciousness?
Modern scientists cannot explain NDEs, or in my opinion-- do not want to accept it. What is a Near Death Experience? An NDE is an experience which may include feeling of being outside of one's physical body. The person may move through a form of darkness or tunnel. He or she may meet deceased loved ones and even other entities. However, most recall an indescribalbe light that seemingly beckons them. Some NDEs are beautiful and peaceful, while others can be terrifying or unpleasant. In any event, most cases of NDEs result in a life-altering transformation.
While some believe that NDEs dramatically prove life after death, others seem to think a near death experience is a hallucination which brain manifests in itself when pushed to extreme limits. What has been discovered is that different cultures, do in fact, experience similar episodes of NDEs. The only differential in other regions of globe is that where one may see light here, others may see tall buildings or even stars. This, of course, transcends multi-diverse belief systems and how things or events are viewed in relation to NDEs.
Ultimately, what one person sees, hears or experiences during an NDE is entirely up individual's own belief system. Many persons may never have a near death experience because their own belief systems do not allow these thought patterns to channel their own mind; therefore, what you or I value or have learned to be recognitive of does not always apply in NDEs.
Do NDEs prove that life after death does in fact -- exist? Again, we encounter problematic belief system. Religious groups remain divided as some believe NDEs support life after death. Other religious groups reject notion of an NDE because it falls in line with "the devil's work." Scientists, of course are universal skeptics. While most do not accept near death experience, some actually do. But how they perceive NDE may be quite different than what one would expect. Some scientists agree that an NDE may be an "outer body experience," but only caused by natural chemicals produced by brain that merely concoct hallucinogenic properties.
A Fine Line between Heaven, Hell and Astrology: Angelic Governors of the ZodiacWritten by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
Have you ever wondered which Angel governs your sign? And did you know that all Angels are not exlusively deriven from Heaven? With regards to your personality, each of these entities play a role in your individuality.
[Rf. from "A Dictionary of Angels" by Gustav Davidson]
The Angel, Machidiel, (meaning "fullness of God"), governs month of March and is also ruler of Aries.
Asmodel, Angel of April, rules Zodiacal sign of Taurus. He is widely known as "demon of punishment."
May's Angel, Ambriel governs Gemini and is chief officer of 12th hour of night. On an Oriental, Hebrew charm, Ambriel's name is inscribed to ward off evil.
Then we have Muriel, Angel of June and ruler of Cancer. Muriel is interesting in that not only is he chief officer of 3rd hour of day but if "invoked" from South is believed to procure a magic carpet.
The Angel of July, Verchiel, ruler of Leo. Not only is Verchiel one of rulers of order of powers, but he also governs Sun.
Hamaliel, Angel of August, a ruler of Virgo is also one of rulers of "orders of virtue."
Libra's ruler, Uriel, (translating "Fire of God"), governor of September, is also known as Archangel of salvation and is renowned globally from infamous painting - Dryden's "The State of Innocence," depicted descending from heaven in a chariot drawn by white horses. He is also likened to divine vengeance and Justice ~ thus "scales of Libra."
Barbiel, ruler of Scorpio and Angel of October is one of 28 angels of 28 mansions of Moon. Barbiel also serves as one of seven Electors in underworld.
The Angel of November and ruler of Sagittarius is Adnachiel. He and Phaleg-referred to as "Warlord," alternate as ruling Angels of Order of Angels.