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I daily check in on ATS for what is fresh, exciting, uplifiting, interesting but I hardly post these days. However, here are one of those 'WOW' moments when I am sure I have something excellent to contribute.

A very dear friend of mine sent me this via email. I was totally fascinated and felt instinctively that this document reflects accurately what we all are wondering about.

The author is Gary Sycalik who died for an hour and a half, his body already going stiff, and came back to tell what he experienced. Truly amazing and awesome. Very much worth the read.

I would like this document to stay in the 'Cospiracies in Religions' sections because our immediate 'dilemma' concerns our differences in base beliefs which is causing massive disruption of harmony between man and his brother on every scale here on earth, from a personal, political to a global scale. However, this doc could also have been posted in 'paranormal experiences' or even 'creationilism' - I think that is the name of that particular forum here on ATS.

Gary Sycalik even goes as far as providing his email and contact details in the document.

Here is what he wrote.




Subject: In 1982 I died..... an amazing story

Mellen-Thomas Benedict is an artist who survived a near-death experience in 1982. He was dead for over an hour and a half and during that time, he rose up out of his body and went into the Light.
Curious about the universe, he was taken far into the remote depths of existence, and even beyond, into the energetic Void of Nothingness behind the Big Bang. Concerning his near-death experience,
Dr. Kenneth Ring has said,
"His story is one of the most remarkable I have encountered in my extensive research on near-death experiences."

The road to death.
In 1982 I died from terminal cancer. The condition I had was inoperable, and any kind of chemotherapy they could give me would just have made me more of a vegetable. I was given six to eight months to live. I had been an information freak in the 1970's, and I had become increasingly despondent over the nuclear crisis, the ecology crisis, and so forth.

So, since I did not have a spiritual basis, I began to believe that nature had made a mistake, and that we were probably a cancerous organism on the planet. I saw no way that we could get out from all the problems we had created for ourselves and the planet. I perceived all humans as cancer, and that is what I got. That is what killed me. Be careful what your world view is. It can feed back on you, especially if it is a negative world view. I had a seriously negative one. That is what led me into my death.

I tried all sorts of alternative healing methods, but nothing helped. So I determined that this was really just between me and God. I had never really faced God before, or even dealt with God. I was not into any kind of spirituality at the time, but I began a journey into learning about spirituality and alternative healing.
I set out to do all the reading I could and bone up on the subject, because I did not want to be surprised on the other side. So I started reading on various religions and philosophies. They were all very interesting, and gave hope that there was something on the other side.

On the other hand, as a self-employed stained-glass artist at the time, I had no medical insurance whatsoever. So my life savings went overnight in testing. Then I was facing the medical profession without any kind of insurance. I did not want to have my family dragged down financially, so I determined to handle this myself.
There was not constant pain, but there were black-outs. I got so that I would not dare to drive, and eventually I ended up in hospice care. I had my own personal hospice caretaker. I was very blessed by this angel who went through the last part of this with me. I lasted about eighteen months. I did not want to take a lot of drugs, since I wanted to be as conscious as possible.

Then I experienced such pain that I had nothing but pain in my consciousness, luckily only for a few days at a time.

The light of God

I remember waking up one morning at home about 4:30 am, and I just knew that this was it. This was the day I was going to die. So I called a few friends and said goodbye.
I woke up my hospice caretaker and told her. I had a private agreement with her that she would leave my dead body alone for six hours, since I had read that all kinds of interesting things happen when you die. I went back to sleep.

The next thing I remember is the beginning of a typical near-death experience. Suddenly I was fully aware and I was standing up, but my body was in the bed. There was this darkness around me. Being out of my body was even more vivid than ordinary experience.
It was so vivid that I could see every room in the house, I could see the top of the house, I could see around the house, I could see under the house.

There was this Light shining. I turned toward the Light. The Light was very similar to what many other people have described in their near-death experiences. It was so magnificent. It is tangible; you can feel it. It is alluring; you want to go to it like you would want to go to your ideal mother's or father's arms.
As I began to move toward the Light, I knew intuitively that if I went to the Light, I would be dead. So as I was moving toward the Light, I said, "Please wait a minute, just hold on a second here. I want to think about this; I would like to talk to you before I go.

"To my surprise, the entire experience halted at that point. You are indeed in control of your near-death experience. You are not on a roller coaster ride. So my request was honoured and I had some conversations with the Light.

The Light kept changing into different figures, like Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, mandalas, archetypal images and signs.

I asked the Light, "What is going on here? Please, Light, clarify yourself for me. I really want to know the reality of the situation."

I cannot really say the exact words, because it was sort of telepathy.
The Light responded. The information transferred to me was that your beliefs shape the kind of feedback you are getting before the Light. If you were a Buddhist or Catholic or Fundamentalist, you get a feedback loop of your own stuff. You have a chance to look at it and examine it, but most people do not.
As the Light revealed itself to me, I became aware that what I was really seeing was our Higher Self matrix. The only thing I can tell you is that it turned into a matrix, a mandala of human souls, and what I saw was that what we call our Higher Self in each of us is a matrix.

It's also a conduit to the Source; each one of us comes directly, as a direct experience from the Source. We all have a Higher Self, or an oversoul part of our being. It revealed itself to me in its truest energy form.
The only way I can really describe it is that the being of the Higher Self is more like a conduit. It did not look like that, but it is a direct connection to the Source that each and every one of us has. We are directly connected to the Source. So the Light was showing me the Higher Self matrix.

And it became very clear to me that all the Higher Selves are connected as one being, all humans are connected as one being, we are actually the same being, different aspects of the same being. It was not committed to one particular religion.

So that is what was being fed back to me. And I saw this mandala of human souls. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I just went into it and, it was just overwhelming. It was like all the love you've every wanted, and it was the kind of love yyou've every wanted, and it was the kind of love that cures, heals, regenerates.
As I asked the Light to keep explaining, I understood what the Higher Self matrix is. We have a grid around the planet where all the Higher Selves are connected. This is like a great company, a next subtle level of energy around us, the spirit level, you might say.
Then, after a couple of minutes, I asked for more clarification. I really wanted to know what the universe is about, and I was ready to go at that time.
I said "I am ready, take me."
Then the Light turned into the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen: a mandala of human souls on this planet.
Now I came to this with my negative view of what has happened on the planet. So as I asked the light to keep clarifying for me,
I saw in this magnificent mandala how beautiful we all are in our essence, our core. We are the most beautiful creations. The human soul, the human matrix that we all make together is absolutely fantastic, elegant, exotic, everything.
I just cannot say enough about how it changed my opinion of human beings in that instant.
I said, "Oh, God, I did not know how beautiful we are."
At any level, high or low, in whatever shape you are in, you are the most beautiful creation, you are. I was astonished to find that there was no evil in any soul.
I said, "How can this be?"
The answer was that no soul was inherently evil.
The terrible things that happened to people might make them do evil things, but their souls were not evil. What all people seek, what sustains them, is love, the Light told me. What distorts people is a lack of love.
The revelations coming from the Light seemed to go on and on.
Then I asked the Light, "Does this mean that humankind will be saved?"
Then, like a trumpet blast with a shower of spiralling lights, the Great Light spoke, saying,
"Remember this and never forget; you save, redeem and heal yourself. You always have. You always will. You were created with the power to do so from before the beginning of the world."
In that instant I realized even more. I realized that WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAVED, and we saved ourselves because we were designed to self-correct like the rest of God's universe. This is what the second coming is about.
I thanked the Light of God with all my heart. The best thing I could come up with was these simple words of totally appreciation:
"Oh dear God, dear Universe, dear Great Self, I love my Life."
The Light seemed to breathe me in even more deeply. It was as if the Light was completely absorbing me. The Love Light is, to this day, indescribable. I entered into another realm, more profound than the last, and became aware of something more, much more.
It was an enormous stream of Light, vast and full, deep in the Heart of Life.
I asked what this was.
The Light responded, "This is the RIVER OF LIFE. Drink of this manna water to your heart's content." So I did. I took one big drink and then another. To drink of Life Itself! I was in ecstasy.
Then the Light said, "You have a desire." The Light knew all about me, everything past, present and future.
"Yes!" I whispered.
I asked to see the rest of the Universe, beyond our solar system, beyond all human illusion. The Light then told me that I could go with the Stream. I did, and was carried through the Light at the end of the tunnel.
I felt and heard a series of very soft sonic booms. What a rush!
The void of nothingness.
Suddenly I seemed to be rocketing away from the planet on this stream of Life. I saw the earth fly away. The solar system, in all its splendour, whizzed by and disappeared. At faster than light speed, I flew through the centre of the galaxy, absorbing more knowledge as I went.
I learned that this galaxy, and the entire Universe, is bursting with many different varieties of LIFE. I saw many worlds. The good news is that we are not alone in this Universe!
As I rode this stream of consciousness through the centre of the galaxy, the stream was expanding in awesome fractal waves of energy. The super clusters of galaxies with all their ancient wisdom flew by. At first I thought I was going somewhere, actually travelling.
But then I realized that, as the stream was expanding, my own consciousness was also expanding to take in everything in the Universe!
All creation passed by me. It was an unimaginable wonder! I truly was a Wonder Child; a babe in Wonderland!
It seemed as if all the creations in the Universe soared by me and vanished in a speck of Light. Almost immediately, a second Light appeared.
It came from all sides, and was so different; a Light made up of more than every frequency in the Universe. I felt and heard several velvety sonic booms again.
My consciousness, or being, was expanding to interface with the entire Holographic Universe and more. As I passed into the second Light, the awareness came to me that I had just transcended the Truth.
Those are the best words I have for it, but I will try to explain. As I passed into the second Light, I expanded beyond the First Light. I found myself in a profound stillness, beyond all silence.
I could see or perceive FOREVER, beyond Infinity.
I was in the Void.
I was in pre-creation, before the Big Bang. I had crossed over the beginning of time - the First Word - the First vibration.
I was in the Eye of Creation. I felt as if I was touching the Face of God. It was not a religious feeling. Simply I was at one with Absolute Life and Consciousness.
When I say that I could see or perceive forever, I mean that I could experience all of creation generating itself. It was without beginning and without end. That's a mind-expanding thought, isn't it?
Scientists perceive the Big Bang as a single event, which created the Universe. I saw that the Big Bang is only one of an infinite number of Big Bangs creating Universes endlessly and simultaneously.
The only images that even come close in human terms would be those created by supercomputers using fractal geometry equations.
The ancients knew of this. They said Godhead periodically created new Universes by breathing out, and de-creating other Universes by breathing in.
These epochs were called Yugas. Modern science called this the Big Bang. I was in absolute, pure consciousness. I could see or perceive all the Big Bangs or Yugas creating and de-creating themselves.
Instantly I entered into them all simultaneously. I saw that each and every little piece of creation has the power to create. It is very difficult to try to explain this. I am still speechless about this.
It took me years after I returned to assimilate any words at all for the Void experience. I can tell you this now; the Void is less than nothing, yet more than everything that is!
The Void is absolute zero, chaos forming all possibilities. It is Absolute Consciousness; much more than even Universal Intelligence.
Where is the Void? I know. The Void is inside and outside everything.
You, right now even while you live, are always inside and outside the Void simultaneously. You don't have to go anywhere or die to get there. The Void is the vacuum or nothingness between all physical manifestations; the SPACE between atoms and their components. Modern science has begun to study this space between everything. They call it Zero-point.
Whenever they try to measure it, their instruments go off the scale, or to infinity, so to speak. They have no way, as of yet, to measure infinity accurately.
There is more of the zero space in your own body and the Universe than anything else!
What mystics call the Void is not a void. It is so full of energy, a different kind of energy that has created everything that we are.
Everything since the Big Bang is vibration, from the first Word, which is the first vibration.
The biblical "I am" really has a question mark after it. "I am - What am I?"
So creation is God exploring God's Self through every way imaginable, in an ongoing, infinite exploration through every one of us. Through every piece of hair on your head, through every leaf on every tree, through every atom, God is exploring God's Self, the great "I am".
I began to see that everything that is, is the Self, literally, your Self, my Self.
Everything is the great Self. That is why God knows even when a leaf falls.
That is possible because wherever you are is the centre of the universe.
Wherever any atom is, that is the centre of the universe.
There is God in that, and God in the Void.
As I was exploring the Void and all the Yugas or creations, I was completely out of time and space as we know it. In this expanded state, I discovered that creation is about Absolute Pure Consciousness, or God, coming into the Experience of Life as we know it.
The Void itself is devoid of experience. It is pre-life, before the first vibration. Godhead is about more than Life and Death. Therefore, there is even more than Life and Death to experience in the Universe!
I was in the Void and I was aware of everything that had ever been created.
It was like I was looking out of God's eyes. I had become God.
Suddenly I wasn't me anymore. The only thing I can say, I was looking out of God's eyes.
And suddenly I knew why every atom was, and I could see everything.
The interesting point was that I went into the Void, I came back with this understanding that God is not there. God is here.
That's what it is all about. So this constant search of the human race to go out and find God.
God gave everything to us, everything is here - this is where it's at. And what we are into now is God's exploration of God through us.
People are so busy trying to become God that they ought to realize that we are already God and God is becoming us. That's what it is really about.
When I realized this, I was finished with the Void, and wanted to return to this creation, or Yuga. It just seemed like the natural thing to do.
Then I suddenly came back through the second Light, or the Big Bang, hearing several more velvet booms.
I rode the stream of consciousness back through all of creation, and what a ride it was!
The super clusters of galaxies came through me with even more insights. I passed through the centre of our galaxy, which is a black hole.
Black holes are the great processors or recyclers of the Universe.
Do you know what is on the other side of a Black Hole? We are. Our galaxy; which has been reprocessed from another Universe.
In its total energy configuration, the galaxy looked like a fantastic city of lights. All energy this side of the Big Bang is light. Every sub-atom, atom, star, planet, even consciousness itself is made of light and has a frequency and/or particle.
Light is living stuff.
Everything is made of light, even stones. So everything is alive.
Everything is made from the Light of God; everything is very intelligent.
The light of love
As I rode the stream on and on, I could eventually see a huge Light coming. I knew it was the First Light; the Higher Self Light Matrix of our solar system.
Then the entire solar system appeared in the Light, accompanied by one of those velvet booms. I saw that the solar system we live in is our larger, local body. This is our local body and we are much bigger than we imagine. I saw that the solar system is our body.
I am a part of this, and the earth is this great created being that we are, and we are the part of it that knows that it is. But we are only that part of it. We are not everything, but we are that part of it that knows that it is.
I could see all the energy that this solar system generates, and it is an incredible light show!
I could hear the Music of the Spheres.
Our solar system, as do all celestial bodies, generates a unique matrix of light, sound and vibratory energies. Advanced civilizations from other star systems can spot life as we know it in the universe by the vibratory or energy matrix imprint. It is child's play. The earth's Wonder Child (human beings) make an abundance of sound right now, like children playing in the backyard of the universe.
I rode the stream directly into the centre of the Light. I felt embraced by the Light as it took me in with its breath again, followed by another soft sonic boom.
I was in this great Light of Love with the stream of life flowing through me.
I have to say again, it is the most loving, non-judgmental Light. It is the ideal parent for this Wonder Child.
"What now?" I wondered.
The Light explained to me that there is no death; we are immortal beings.
We have already been alive forever! I realized that we are part of a natural living system that recycles itself endlessly. I was never told that I had to come back. I just knew that I would. It was only natural, from what I had seen.
I don't know how long I was with the Light, in human time. But there came a moment when I realized that all my questions had been answered and my return was near.
When I say that all my questions were answered on the other side, I mean to say just that. All my questions have been answered.
Every human has a different life and set of questions to explore. Some of our questions are Universal, but each of us is exploring this thing we call Life in our own unique way. So is every other form of life, from mountains to every leaf on every tree.
That is very important to the rest of us in this Universe because it all contributes to the Big Picture, the fullness of Life. We are literally God exploring God's Self in an infinite Dance of Life. Your uniqueness enhances all of Life.
His return to earth.
As I began my return to the life cycle, it never crossed my mind, nor was I told, that I would return to the same body. It just did not matter. I had complete trust in the Light and the Life process. As the stream merged with the great Light, I asked never to forget the revelations and the feelings of what I had learned on the other side.
There was a "Yes". It felt like a kiss to my soul.
Then I was taken back through the Light into the vibratory realm again.
The whole process reversed, with even more information being given to me.
I came back home, and I was given lessons on the mechanics of reincarnation. I was given answers to all those little questions I had:
"How does this work? How does that work?"
I knew that I would be reincarnated. The earth is a great processor of energy, and individual consciousness evolves out of that into each one of us.
I thought of myself as a human for the first time, and I was happy to be that.
From what I have seen, I would be happy to be an atom in this universe. An atom. So to be the human part of God ... this is the most fantastic blessing.
It is a blessing beyond our wildest estimation of what blessing can be. For each and every one of us to be the human part of this experience is awesome, and magnificent.
Each and every one of us, no matter where we are, screwed up or not, is a blessing to the planet, right where we are.
So I went through the reincarnation process expecting to be a baby somewhere. But I was given a lesson on how individual identity and consciousness evolve. So I reincarnated back into this body.
I was so surprised when I opened my eyes. I do not know why, because I understood it, but it was still such a surprise to be back in this body, back in my room with someone looking over me crying her eyes out.
It was my hospice caretaker. She had given up an hour and a half after finding me dead.
She was sure I was dead; all the signs of death were there - I was getting stiff. We do not know how long I was dead, but we do know that it was an hour and a half since I was found.
She had honoured my wish to have my newly dead body left alone for a few hours as much as she could. We had an amplified stethoscope and many ways of checking out the vital functions of the body to see what was happening. She can verify that I really was dead.
It was not a near-death experience. I experienced death itself for at least an hour and a half. She found me dead and checked the stethoscope, blood pressure and heart rate monitor for an hour and a half.
Then I awakened and saw the light outside. I tried to get up to go to it, but I fell out of the bed. She heard a loud "clunk", ran in and found me on the floor.
When I recovered, I was very surprised and yet very awed about what had happened to me.
At first all the memory of the trip that I have now was not there. I kept slipping out of this world and kept asking, "Am I alive?" This world seemed more like a dream than that one.
Within three days, I was feeling normal again, clearer, yet different than I had ever felt in my life. My memory of the journey came back later.
I could see nothing wrong with any human being I had ever seen. Before that I was really judgmental. I thought a lot of people were really screwed up; in fact I thought that everybody was screwed up but me.
But I got clear on all that.
Later
About three months later a friend said I should get tested, so I went and got the scans and so forth. I really felt good, so I was afraid of getting bad news.
I remember the doctor at the clinic looking at the ‘before and after’ scans, saying, "Well, there is nothing here now."
I said, "Really, it must be a miracle?"
He said "No, these things happen, they are called spontaneous remission."
He acted very unimpressed. But here was a miracle, and I was impressed, even if no one else was.


Lessons he learned
The mystery of life has very little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process at all. The intellect is helpful; it is brilliant, but right now that is all we process with, instead of our hearts and the wiser part of ourselves.
The centre of the earth is this great transmuter of energy, just as you see in pictures of our earth's magnetic field. That's our cycle, pulling reincarnated souls back in and through it again.
A sign that you are reaching human level is that you are beginning to evolve an individual consciousness.
The animals have a group soul, and they reincarnate in group souls. A deer is pretty much going to be a deer forever. Just being born a human, whether deformed or genius, shows that you are on the path to developing an individual consciousness.
That is in itself part of the group consciousness called humanity. I saw that races are personality clusters. Nations like France, Germany and China each have their own personality. Cities have personalities, their local group souls that attract certain people.
Families have group souls. Individual identity is evolving like branches of a fractal; the group soul explores in our individuality. The different questions that each of us has are very, very important.
This is how Godhead is exploring God's Self - through you. So ask your questions, do your searching. You will find your Self and you will find God in that Self, because it is only the Self.
More than that, I began to see that each one of us humans are soul mates.
We are part of the same soul, which is fractalling out in many creative directions, but still the same. Now I look at every human being that I ever see, and I see a soul mate, my soul mate, the one I have always been looking for.
Beyond that, the greatest soul mate that you will ever have is yourself.
We are each both male and female. We experience this in the womb and we experience this in reincarnation states. If you are looking for that ultimate soul mate outside of yourself, you may never find it; it is not there.
Just as God is not "there". God is here. Don't look "out there" for God. Look here for God. Look through your Self. Start having the greatest love affair you ever had ... with your Self.
You will love everything out of that.
I had a descent into what you might call Hell, and it was very surprising. I did not see Satan or evil. My descent into Hell was a descent into each person's customized human misery, ignorance, and darkness of not-knowing.
It seemed like a miserable eternity. But each of the millions of souls around me had a little star of light always available. But no one seemed to pay attention to it.
They were so consumed with their own grief, trauma and misery. But, after what seemed an eternity, I started calling out to that Light, like a child calling to a parent for help. Then the Light opened up and formed a tunnel that came right to me and insulated me from all that fear and pain.
That is what Hell really is. So what we are doing is learning to hold hands, to come together. The doors of Hell are open now. We are going to link up, hold hands, and walk out of Hell together.
The Light came to me and turned into a huge golden angel.
I said, "Are you the angel of death?"
It expressed to me that it was my oversoul, my Higher Self matrix, a super-ancient part of ourselves.
Then I was taken to the Light.
Soon our science will quantify spirit. Isn't that going to be wonderful?
We are coming up with devices now that are sensitive to subtle energy or spirit energy. Physicists use these atomic colliders to smash atoms to see what they are made of.
They have got it down to quarks and charm, and all that. Well, one day they are going to come down to the little thing that holds it all together, and they are going to have to call that ... God.
With atomic colliders they are not only seeing what is in here, but they are creating particles. Thank God most of them are short-lived milliseconds and nanoseconds. We are just beginning to understand that we are creating too, as we go along.
As I saw forever, I came to a realm in which there is a point where we pass all knowledge and begin creating the next fractal, the next level. We have that power to create as we explore.
And that is God expanding itself through us.
Since my return, I have experienced the Light spontaneously, and I have learned how to get to that space almost any time in my meditation.
Each one of you can do this. You do not have to die to do this.
It is within your equipment; you are wired for it already. The body is the most magnificent Light being there is. The body is a universe of incredible Light.
Spirit is not pushing us to dissolve this body. That is not what is happening.
Stop trying to become God; God is becoming you. Here.
The mind is like a child running around the universe, demanding this and thinking it created the world.
But I ask the mind: "What did your mother have to do with this?"
That is the next level of spiritual awareness.
Oh! my mother! All of a sudden you give up the ego, because you are
not the only soul in the universe.
One of my questions to the Light was "What is Heaven?"
I was given a tour of all the heavens that have been created: the Nirvanas, the Happy Hunting Grounds, all of them. I went through them. These are thought form creations that we have created. We don't really go to heaven; we are reprocessed.
But whatever we created, we leave a part of ourselves there. It is real, but it is not all of the soul.
I saw the Christian Heaven. We expect it to be a beautiful place, and you stand in front of the throne, worshipping forever. I tried it. It is boring! This is all we are going to do? It is childlike.
I do not mean to offend anyone.
Some heavens are very interesting, and some are very boring. I found the ancient ones to be more interesting, like the Native American ones, the Happy Hunting Grounds. The Egyptians have fantastic ones. It goes on and on.
There are so many of them. In each of them there is a fractal that is your particular interpretation, unless you are part of the group soul that believes in only the God of a particular religion.
Then you are very close, in the same ball park together. But even then, each is a little bit different. That is a part of yourself that you leave there. Death is about Life, not about Heaven.
I asked God: "What is the best religion on the planet? Which one is right?"
And Godhead said, with great love: "I don't care." That was incredible grace. What that meant was that we are the caring beings here.
The Ultimate Godhead of all the stars tells us: "It does not matter what religion you are." They come and they go, they change. Buddhism has not been here forever; Catholicism has not been here forever, and they are all about to become more enlightened.
More light is coming into all systems now. There is going to be a reformation in spirituality that is going to be just as dramatic as the Protestant Reformation.
There will be lots of people fighting about it, one religion against the next, believing that only they are right. Everyone thinks they own God, the religions and philosophies, especially the religions, because they form big organizations around the philosophy.
When Godhead said, "I don't care," I immediately understood that it is for us to care about. It is important, because we are the caring beings. It matters to us and that is where it is important.

What you have is the energy equation in spirituality.
Ultimate Godhead does not care if you are Protestant, Buddhist, or whatever. It is all a blooming facet of the whole. I wish that all religions would realize it and let each other be. It is not the end of each religion, but we are talking about the same God.
Live and let live. Each has a different view. And it all adds up to the big picture; it is all important.
I went over to the other side with a lot of fears about toxic waste, nuclear missiles, the population explosion, the rainforest. I came back loving every single problem. I love nuclear waste. I love the mushroom cloud; this is the holiest mandala that we have manifested to date, as an archetype.
It, more than any religion or philosophy on earth, brought us together all of a sudden, to a new level of consciousness. Knowing that maybe we can blow up the planet fifty times, or 500 times, we finally realize that maybe we are all here together now.
For a period they had to keep setting off more bombs to get it in to us. Then we started saying, "we do not need this any more." Now we are actually in a safer world than we have ever been in, and it is going to get safer.
So I came back loving toxic waste, because it brought us together. These things are so big.
As Peter Russell might say, these problems are now "soul size."
Do we have soul size answers? YES!
The clearing of the rain forest will slow down, and in fifty years there will be more trees on the planet than in a long time. If you are into ecology, go for it; you are that part of the system that is becoming aware. Go for it with all your might, but do not be depressed. It is part of a larger thing.
Earth is in the process of domesticating itself. It is never again going to be as wild a place as it once was. There will be great wild places, reserves where nature thrives. Gardening and reserves will be the thing in the future.
Population increase is getting very close to the optimal range of energy to cause a shift in consciousness. That shift in consciousness will change politics, money and energy.
What happens when we dream? We are multi-dimensional beings. We can access that through lucid dreaming. In fact, this universe is God's dream.
One of the things that I saw is that we humans are a speck on a planet that is a speck in a galaxy that is a speck.
Those are giant systems out there, and we are in sort of an average system. But human beings are already legendary throughout the cosmos of consciousness.
The little bitty human being of Earth/Gaia is legendary. One of the things that we are legendary for is dreaming. We are legendary dreamers. In fact, the whole cosmos has been looking for the meaning of life, the meaning of it all.
And it was the little dreamer who came up with the best answer ever. We dreamed it up. So dreams are important.
After dying and coming back, I really respect life and death. In our DNA experiments we may have opened the door to a great secret. Soon we will be able to live as long as we want to live in this body.
After living 150 years or so, there will be an intuitive soul sense that you will want to change channels. Living forever in one body is not as creative as reincarnation, as transferring energy in this fantastic vortex of energy that we are in.
We are actually going to see the wisdom of life and death, and enjoy it. As it is now, we have already been alive forever. This body that you are in, has been alive forever. It comes from an unending stream of life, going back to the Big Bang and beyond.
This body gives life to the next life, in dense and subtle energy. This body has been alive forever already.
Mellen-Thomas Benedict
P.O. Box 1898, Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: (831) 427-5554

"We are going to link up, hold hands, and walk out of hell together" -

Mellen-Thomas Benedict


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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 01:55 AM
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How about a couple of things he says. Like your two favorite things.
Thats such a long long thing you posted there.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 01:58 AM
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Before I invest any thoughts into the insanely lengthy post here, a simple google for "Gary Sycalik" reveals very little to corroborate the authenticity of this.

A quick scan revealed a lot of god bonus points for those who did read it.

So..

I very much doubt someone died ot terminal cancer for an hour and a half, complete with rigor mortis, only to come back and say "Oh goodness, that was a close one!", shake their legs out and reevaluate their relationship with god...

It's funny that there is a big empty room in our minds when it comes to the perception of how futile everything is.. such a vast empty space that we allow ourselves to imagine any old stuff in there. To establish some sort of comprehension of it.. aliens that stare at us personally as they control our bodies, to giving yourself entirely to jesus.. both the same personal experience that says you are special. it's just an inability to grasp the nothingness, really...



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 02:35 AM
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Great thread OP a very thought provoking story indeeed!

Normally i would not put much stock into these types of stories but i cant shake the feeling that this one whether a hoax or not has hit on some very important truths of what we are my mind is blown!



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 02:48 AM
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When I died it was nothing like that.. I feel like the story is 'beefed' up a bit for glamour effect.

"Light of God" stands out for one.

Seriously, if this world is so full of god and whatever then why is it avoiding me,

I EVEN DIED DAMMIT, SHOW YOURSELF YOU WEAK FOOL.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 03:32 AM
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So why is it you believe this story is actually true ....The vision to me is clearly completely Luciferian in nature...but I have a discerning eye for detecting religious BS and the agenda/philosophy behind the message.

You do realize that if the 'Light' was actually Jesus in one of its earthly iterations that the Light would be a complete liar then? (based on the Biblical positions on the state of the dead, immortality of the soul, commandment to only worship Him ect ect.)

Firstly the visions puts Jesus on the same level as all these other 'gods'...then when your mind has been acclimatized to this thought it presents a series of information that contradicts clear passages in the Bible...then after people are feeling that the Bible should now be turfed out we hear that the Egyptian version of Heaven is better than the Christian Heaven.

So what are the conclusions if we take the vision at face value and read into its implications...Christianity is true to an extent but it is a complete contradiction so don't ever read the Bible and all the other religions have a better afterlife anyway so you might as well just turn to those instead.

Unfortunately I know too much about Jesus (working through Moses) to show the worth of the Egyptian religion and its pretend gods by actual archaeological evidence.

I know too much about esoteric secret societies that uphold Horus/Osiris, the main god of the Egyptians and that insiders know this is just disguised Satan so for anyone who knows insider teaching of some secret societies like freemasonry and mysteries schools or have researched archeological findings of the Hebrew Exodus and Thutmose III tomb know the vision is BS in its conclusions.

A more discerning understanding is needed in knowing what info from a supposed NDE is true or deceiption
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posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 03:43 AM
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Although I haven't been able to be in touch with you for some time, I hope you are well dearest Alex, and this is a most wonderful and interesting story you have given to us today


Thank you very much; SnF.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 05:05 AM
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All that he did was wrap up esoteric and occultic beliefs in a story


"Remember this and never forget; you save, redeem and heal yourself. You always have. You always will. You were created with the power to do so from before the beginning of the world." 
"People are so busy trying to become God that they ought to realize that we are already God and God is becoming us"
"The Light explained to me that there is no death; we are immortal beings"
"We are each both male and female"
"Just as God is not "there". God is here. Don't look "out there" for God. Look here for God. Look through your Self. Start having the greatest love affair you ever had ... with your Self"


Same old words as the serpent.....

"Going within" to find your "god hood" was the same iniquity as in the garden of Eden. Yes, it opened the spiritual eye to the knowledge of good and evil - but the Biblical text is clear - it SHUTS it to the Kingdom of God. Trees are people, and looking at the root words in Hebrew reveals the reality.

6086 - "trees"  carpenter, gallows, helve, pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, from Hebrew atsah 6095

 # 6095. "Atsah" -  fasten (or make firm), i.e., to close: reference to this is # 6096.

 # 6096 atseh - the spine, (as giving firmness to the body):-backbone."

There was and is no greater iniquity in man than desiring to be "god". This man's words will seduce those who have the same iniquity and deceive those who have itchy ears. Man does not want to hear that eternal life is a gift of their Creator. Man does not want to hear that he will be judged. Man does not want to die to his old self. Self love kills. Self love excludes neighbour. Self love is worship of the created. Self love is sitting in the temple of God declaring yourself to be God. The Bible is clear: those who are perishing will believe the lie instead of the Truth. At the end of the 'Millenium' the serpent is unbound to deceive the nations - again. It's the reason why ATS is filled with appeals to "go within" by yoga, meditation and drug trips, it's why our schools devoid of Jesus Christ are bringing in yoga and eastern meditative techniques to your kids, it's why the corporations are pushing training in 'visualisation' and meditation, it's why psychiatry pushes it.... open your eyes and notice the same practice everywhere. They NEED you to experience it because the delusion of visions and voices that it brings is that powerful, and devoid of truth from your Creator, it will convince you of the "truth" of their lies. In the same manner of parents and Santa Claus, they give you the presents signed "from Santa" and you conclude what? That Santa really exists. Is that really true? No.

Stay in Adam or be born again in Christ. Adam believed the lie because of the iniquity within his heart. That same iniquity is within us as his descendants. It is the mystery of iniquity which is racing across the planet today. The strength to reject the lie is to be in Christ whereby the Holy Spirit is greater than the serpent spirit in the world.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 05:45 AM
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Fascinating and thought provoking read. Thank you for posting.
Regardless whether or not the story is authentic or not it is wonderful to read and should be appreciated as such.

"...our immediate 'dilemma' concerns our differences in base beliefs which is causing massive disruption of harmony between man and his brother on every scale here on earth, from a personal, political to a global scale."

Well said! ^



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:11 AM
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Dearest Veritas Aequitas,

It is so good to hear from you and sorry for the long silence. Nice avatar, mate!

Your strong support is much appreciated.

I can't say that I expected this thread to boom, but I did at least thought more would find it at least inspiring and interesting.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by winofiend
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Before I invest any thoughts into the insanely lengthy post here, a simple google for "Gary Sycalik" reveals very little to corroborate the authenticity of this.

A quick scan revealed a lot of god bonus points for those who did read it.

So..

I very much doubt someone died ot terminal cancer for an hour and a half, complete with rigor mortis, only to come back and say "Oh goodness, that was a close one!", shake their legs out and reevaluate their relationship with god...

It's funny that there is a big empty room in our minds when it comes to the perception of how futile everything is.. such a vast empty space that we allow ourselves to imagine any old stuff in there. To establish some sort of comprehension of it.. aliens that stare at us personally as they control our bodies, to giving yourself entirely to jesus.. both the same personal experience that says you are special. it's just an inability to grasp the nothingness, really...



Just because the guy is not found on the internet does not mean it did not happen. I can't be found on the internet and I can assure you it is not because my experiences are not true. He does though, leave you his email, phone numbers and contact address. It would require a very sincere person to make personal contact with him because it would be on a more personal and direct basis that a quick post on the net. I do like that about him. (I am sure someone will find something negative to say about this statement of mine, no matter what.)

There definitely is not nothing out there, my friend. No, I cannot prove it to you; only you would be able to prove it to you.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by JesuitGarlic
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So why is it you believe this story is actually true ....The vision to me is clearly completely Luciferian in nature...but I have a discerning eye for detecting religious BS and the agenda/philosophy behind the message.

You do realize that if the 'Light' was actually Jesus in one of its earthly iterations that the Light would be a complete liar then? (based on the Biblical positions on the state of the dead, immortality of the soul, commandment to only worship Him ect ect.)

Firstly the visions puts Jesus on the same level as all these other 'gods'...then when your mind has been acclimatized to this thought it presents a series of information that contradicts clear passages in the Bible...then after people are feeling that the Bible should now be turfed out we hear that the Egyptian version of Heaven is better than the Christian Heaven.

So what are the conclusions if we take the vision at face value and read into its implications...Christianity is true to an extent but it is a complete contradiction so don't ever read the Bible and all the other religions have a better afterlife anyway so you might as well just turn to those instead.

Unfortunately I know too much about Jesus (working through Moses) to show the worth of the Egyptian religion and its pretend gods by actual archaeological evidence.

I know too much about esoteric secret societies that uphold Horus/Osiris, the main god of the Egyptians and that insiders know this is just disguised Satan so for anyone who knows insider teaching of some secret societies like freemasonry and mysteries schools or have researched archeological findings of the Hebrew Exodus and Thutmose III tomb know the vision is BS in its conclusions.

A more discerning understanding is needed in knowing what info from a supposed NDE is true or deceiption
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I apologize, JesuitGarlic, I am unable to respond to your post. It honestly does not much pertain to what I have posted and I feel that your response does not reflect on anything in it besides that there was a light.

You come across as rather aggressive in your convictions. Peace.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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Originally posted by yourmaker
When I died it was nothing like that.. I feel like the story is 'beefed' up a bit for glamour effect.

"Light of God" stands out for one.

Seriously, if this world is so full of god and whatever then why is it avoiding me,

I EVEN DIED DAMMIT, SHOW YOURSELF YOU WEAK FOOL.


As he mentions, when he came to the Light he did not just go with the flow but asked if he may ask some questions. He points out that that is what he did different to most who have an near death experience. Your judgement that he 'beefed it up a bit' is your perception and may or may not hold to reality. What if it is exactly what he experienced. You cannot know.

As for your closing line in you your post, (I am not sure who you are addressing, me or the author) but there is a mirror in front of you every time you respond verbally, written or even in thought to anyone. It reflects back to you.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by coldlikecustard
Great thread OP a very thought provoking story indeeed!

Normally i would not put much stock into these types of stories but i cant shake the feeling that this one whether a hoax or not has hit on some very important truths of what we are my mind is blown!


My thoughts exactly!

It really hit something in me that felt like it really holds truth. Our existence and all of what is is so much larger than what we can imagine, so much more complex than we can figure and so much more compassionate than what we are able to perceive. Surely every man following his religion is so deeply convinced of his reality that it is in fact possible for all of it to be true, but in fact not very 'deep' in the grander scene of things.

I would love to follow that 'stream' as I am sure it leads back Home.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:49 AM
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It is rather lengthy, sorry. However, I found it so fascinating that in my view it was a very worthy read.

I do not have the document open in front of me but this is what I remember as being very clear:

How we are all one and how that is.
Everything that is has been. He has seen it and how it works.
There are much more out there than what we think. We are so much more.
The energy force is within everything that has ever been created. God is in everything.
Man is inherently good but do bad deeds. However, his soul is forever positive, immensely beautiful and created in the image or part of God. We were created in God's image, that is the soul not the body. The same energy flows through everything.
There is much more to it than religion.

Oh boy, and just so much more.

Some things are just worth reading and to me the entire thing was.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 02:34 PM
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The stream he describes sounds very much like a wormhole although I am sure he was talking of something much more spiritual in nature.

Also the way I read it is we are already "home" as we are always connected to the source/creator/god even though we don't know it.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 09:31 PM
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Originally posted by UnlimitedSky
As for your closing line in you your post, (I am not sure who you are addressing, me or the author) but there is a mirror in front of you every time you respond verbally, written or even in thought to anyone. It reflects back to you.


I was talking to God.



posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 11:47 PM
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During the day today while I took my five minute breaks I read the entire post. Beautiful story. It lines up with a lot of what I was suspecting.

While I wont take it as face value FACT, I am not in the camp that is doubting this testimonial.

Some of the topics it touched upon resonated with me. Namely that all faiths are correct and should not exclude each other as they are all one in the same. I think it's kind of tragically funny that the messiah/savior so many seek out is present within themselves.

The concept of god being the permeating structural energy that envelops both existence and non existence and that every soul alive is actively part of god exploring every outcome that consciousness permits: It's beautifully in line with my on beliefs.

I have been reluctant to buy into reincarnation for some reason but it makes a lot of sense. All past transgressions may not carry over but they may play a part in the formation of our next life. It also drives me to live the best life I possibly can - love my family warmly, work hard with passion and determination. Strive to build a life meaning something even if it in the scope of time doesn't make a dent on history - because it may produce something that will change the course of things in the future.

Sure you can look at this story as new age BS, but for me it really made sense.

I believe god to be an ever present energy that holds the cosmos together. God is not a single consciousness but the culmination of all that is (which is touched on in the story when it mentions how god knows when a leaf falls). God is within all of us, consciousness is god experiencing itself.

I could go on and on but, thanks OP, this was a great read.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 10:29 AM
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oh, ok.

There are only three concerns:
A thing is either my concern
Or another man's concern
Or God's concern.

So, I leave that between the two of you.
Go well!



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 10:35 AM
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If my post resonated as something meaningful to only one person I would have been delighted. Reading your response (with all the other positive remarks) makes it clear to me, that we are indeed going through an awakening, an opening of minds that can only be conducive to growth.

Thank you for reading and posting. To me there is nothing more meaningful or constructive to do with your time than spending it on growing yourself. As is in the case of this reading the experience of this letter.

I love the part where he asks: which religion is right, and the answer comes: I don't care.

Yip! I just loved it.





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