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originally posted by: Blue Shift
originally posted by: silo13
Really? Seriously? Where, do tell, is this 'clearly described' other than in your fanciful imagination?
Well, you could reference the Gnostic text of Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem. That goes into a lot of detail and explains why Judas had to kiss Jesus so the Roman soldiers could nab him. But if you won't believe anything unless it has been approved by the Church, then you could look at Luke 24:13–35. That also hints at this ability, although the Church needed to put a face on the guy, so they eliminated nearly all that "appearance shifting" stuff from the official Bible.
Otherwise, more symbolically, many scholars have written about the Logos, and suggested that the entire concept of Jesus is more like a way of perceiving something, and Jesus was a reflection of the viewer's predispositions.
But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
originally posted by: The angel of light
Well, apparently a research study carried out in the US army about almost five decades ago about a strange sixth sense of Native American soldiers on Vietnam war, that was triggered after smart observations of the correlation in between their outstanding talent to trace enemy positions and feel in advance their movements when they were allowed to preserve their use of long hair, according with their ancestral traditions, and when they were forced to hair cut in the same way that other troops, may give us a very interesting hint: