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So, You Are Christian?
(Issues on the Tissues No.
I wonder. I hear so many people 'say' they are Christian, but upon a little conversation, it gets pretty shallow, quickly. I dare not mention topics of early Christianity, orthodoxy, neoplatonism, Chaldean astrology, byzantium, knowing the conversation will quickly degenerate into attitudes with no altitude...
Ever been to Jerusalem?
After all, even good muslims must make the pilgrimage once in their life?
Have you made it to Jerusalem?
I like to start topic with spelling: reading, writing, and iatromathematics. This is what biologically separates us from the animal kingdom. Simple! A frontal cortex and extrasensory perceptions, if you so choose...
Christian: a person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings.
Suffice it to say, the words of 'Jesus' who conducted a mission of preaching and healing with reported miracles occurred mostly in Palestine from 28–30 A.D., and is described in the Gospels. His followers considered him to be the Christ the Messiah and the Son of God. The core belief is in his resurrection from the dead which is the central tenet of Christianity. Life after death.
So one's Christian critical mass should be upon this central tenet: belief in his resurrection. Bottom line, nothing more, and nothing less. No words, no hoopla, no apologies or otherwise. Right?
Asking that question to a professed 'christian' of this central tenet draws the blank look most often to me. They are simply at a loss nor offer least explanation, other than only the words of others, as if, in a hypnotic spell.
I start with spelling, its telling.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked across Galilee; everywhere he traveled he gained followers. His contemporaries knew all to well the historical figures of those times: Julius Caesar, Caesar Augustus, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate. It was an era of severe oppression, when every man, woman, and child answered to the brutal rule of Rome. In this world, Jesus lived, and in this volatile political and historical context, Jesus died, resurrected and changed the world forever.
But how he died is the riveting question: the punishment, the crucifixion, and his lost corpus.
As a matter of historical fact, there are two central questions those lacking faith can account for:
1. Upon his lay to rest, the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, known as "Calvary" or "Golgotha" in Greek, and Jesus's empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected, his body was never found. And yes, I have been there. It is now the site of the Holy Sephulcre. In support of the proposition that God did, in fact, supernaturally raise Jesus from the dead is without question to a professed Christian of Christendom. Christians of faith, some call 'apologists', point to the historically documented evidence that within days of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial, the tomb Jesus was buried was found empty, except for a cloth.
The historical record conclusively establishes Jesus’ tomb was found empty just days after his crucifixion and burial. The empty tomb was attested to by several witnesses, was publicly addressed in speeches given in Jerusalem where the events took place, was inferentially admitted by both Roman and Jewish leaders and was believed by at least two skeptics (James the Just and Paul aka Saul).
Jesus was a Jew, Jews forget that, and his friends, family and disciples were also Jews. Even those who opposed him and fostered his punishment (the chief priests and Pharisees) were Jews and politicians. According to Jewish law, executed men were to be buried by sundown the same day they died (Deut. 21:22-23). If Jesus’ body was never buried, all of Jesus’ Jewish friends and family as well as all the Jewish leaders, would have had to violate well-established Jewish law. This seems extremely unlikely given the fact that Jews in Jesus’ day, especially the Jewish leaders, went to such great lengths to make sure they didn’t even come close to violating the law. For example, as referenced by Jesus in Matthew 23:24, the Pharisees went to the extreme of straining their drinks to make sure they didn’t inadvertently swallow anything Levitically unclean, even something as small as a gnat. [See, Wycliffe Bible Commentary] There is simply no evidence the Jews in attendance at Jesus’ crucifixion (family, friend or foe), would have blatantly disregarded Levitical law by not ensuring Jesus’ body was properly buried before sundown. Indeed, John 19:31 reports the Jewish leaders asked Pilate to break the legs of the men being crucified that day because the Sabbath was approaching. John 19:41-42 reports Joseph of Arimathea laid Jesus in a nearby tomb because it was the day of preparation for the Sabbath. These verses clearly demonstrate concern that Levitical law be followed with respect to Jesus and the two men who were crucified with him that day.
That is historical fact NUMBER ONE.
Never during the life of our savior, was he never photographed, nor was any of his exact sermons ever directly recorded. Historical fact. Really?
That is true. But we have another phenomena: THE SHROUD OF TURIN.
On display at the Hospitaller Chapel, Nevis
CATHEDRAL OF TURIN, ITALY, 1976, RARE PHOTO
You will get a duplicate suitable for framng, 8 1/2 x 11", laminated
The Shroud of Turin is a length of linen cloth bearing the image of a man, who is believed by devout Christians to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth. The shroud is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, northern Italy. Barbara Frale has cited that the Order of Knights Templar were in the possession of a relic showing a red, monochromatic image of a bearded man on linen or cotton. Historical records indicate that a shroud bearing an image of a crucified man existed in the possession of Geoffroy de Charny in the small town of Lirey, France around the years 1353 to 1357.
In 1578 the House of Savoy took the shroud to Turin and it has remained at Turin Cathedral ever since until 1983 where it was donated to the Vatican. Your Grand Master and Dame are members of the Guardia D'Onore Alle Reali Tombe del Pantheon (House of Savoy).
So there are two central facts of the belief in our Lord Savior:
1. After the crucifixion, our Lord's body was never found, in a cave heavily guarded those nights by brutal roman soldiers; and
2. The Shroud of Turin has never been exposed as fraud, only questioned by disbelievers, and equally resulted in converts who investigated the Shroud with total skepticism.
SMOKH has a rare 20th century documentary video which follows a team of graphic, religious, and historical experts to bring a holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin to life. Jesus Christ was buried in an ancient linen cloth, which bears traces of blood and the faint, ghostly image of a man, the only photo known of our Lord. With the help of modern technology, this documentary finally unlocks the secrets of one of the world’s most scrutinized and controversial artifacts on the face of the earth.
SMOKH has acquired a replica of the Shroud which will be on public display in our Chapel in Nevis, in tandem with the Museum of the Hospitallers of the Americas, opening later this year.
FIRMLY HELD BELIEF
Knowing yourself as a Christian requires a careful examination of your own values and beliefs. What are they? How did they originate? What are they based on? Why do you hold these 'firmly held beliefs'? Are they based on reliable evidence? Are your goals and actions consistent with your beliefs? How do your beliefs align with your values? How have they evolved over your lifetime? How do they help you live a gratifying life?
Assumptions From Others (AFOs)
An assumption is an unfounded belief. Assumptions are defined as unchallenged, unquestioned, unexamined, and very often untrue conclusions of antifact. Many terms describe unfounded beliefs including: rumors, myths, legends, folk-lore, blind-faith, sultry sermons, hypnotic implants, and wives-tales. Our bias, prejudices, ignorance, and experiences manifest in our assumptions secured by the subconscious to be true, just as popeye ate spinach, the tooth fairy brought you riches, and obamacare will take care of all your medical needs. Apply your theory of knowledge to challenge rumors and assumptions before basing decisions on them is the rule of law. Stay curious. Don't be gullible, don't be fooled. Don't watch television nor listen to establishment media hypnotic implants and certainly political jargon.
Assumptions can be heard daily on radio talk shows. The manifest ignorance of the public and its mind-set is truly sad in light of today's internet. As one approaches a new idea, information, rumor, proposal, or explanation, it seems with a particular presumption it is often based on assumptions. This presumption can range from a very unlikely, dismissive, and skeptical stance to a very likely and accepting stance coming either from mass media, the pulpit, or public schooling. This presumption is plotted on the vertical axis in the following diagram, ranging from unlikely at the bottom, ranging through possible in the middle and extending to likely at the top.
To determine the truth of a belief we assess the correspondence of this belief with reality. As we become more curious about the proposal we can learn more about the evidence that supports or contradicts its accuracy. Our understanding of the evidence begins to increase as a result of our inquiry and exploration. As more and more information becomes available, we become better informed and create a more accurate understanding and assessment of the situation. We also learn things. This accumulation of evidence is plotted on the horizontal axis in the following diagram. It ranges from unexamined on the left to examined on the right.
As a contemporary example, consider how your belief in the existence, importance, and causes of global warming may have evolved. Perhaps you first heard of the gore issue a few years ago and did not give it much thought. After hearing about it a few more times in the establishment hypnotic-media, you may have become curious. You probably did not know enough about the issue to form an opinion, so you suspended your judgment, unless you made an assumption: a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof with no pudding.
Alternatively, you may have heard an opinion from a credible source and adopted that position as your own, like the lawsuit enjoined by Lord Monckton. As you learned more and more about the issue, perhaps you began to believe the issue was real, and important, but did not yet believe it was caused by human activities or that it would be consequential in your lifetime. You remain curious, you see the gory movie An Inconvenient Truth, you attend geology and environmental science lectures, read books on the topic, discuss your understanding and doubts with informed friends, follow the issue in the news, and read some scientific papers on the topic, or listen to Alex Jones or Coast to Coast AM. Eventually you come to believe, then firmly believe, the problem is not urgent, rather unimportant, and caused by mellinial media hogwash, and understanding the flip side of the coin that CO2 feeds plants to make oxygen, that CO2 is the least part of the equation of greenhouse gases, chemtrails are manipulating the environment daily, and that a global carbon tax is at the root of the hoax? (Like any lawyer will tell you, follow the money)
Thus we should take guided paths toward establishing our own firmly held beliefs. We may be skeptical and begin with the assumption that that idea cannot be true. We defer our beliefs until more information is available. We demand proof, and most importantly, we follow the money and the culprits, crooks, and criminals behind the scenes. This is a cautious course and is prudent. As we gather some more evidence supporting the idea, we remain. As further inquiry and exploration uncovers more supporting evidence, we may eventually begin to penetrate the veil.
Alternatively, we may hold stubbornly to our beliefs, dismissing, discounting, or distorting evidence contrary to our original assumptions. We are obstinate, holding onto our belief despite clear evidence supporting the contrary data. This is the territory of the flat earth society, Holocaust denialism, moon walk conspiracy theorists, hilary lovers, and other closed-minded people who choose to deny clear evidence. Ignorance often thrives here and does.
Consider the range of beliefs people have regarding life after death. Direct evidence for or against life after death most think is minimal or happenstance. Such is not the case upon historical examination. However, many people hold firmly to their beliefs. Elaborate and detailed descriptions of the afterlife have been studied, discussed, defended, and often reported in near death experiences, even by medical doctors of sound mind and faith. Other people simply dismiss the whole idea for lack of evidence and become atheists, the goal of communistic mind-set for world domination. Passionate arguments on this topic are commonplace, and it is remarkable how determined people can be in defending their own assumptions and opinions as if in a spell or trance.
A piece of sound advice: Know how you know. Don't be seduced by assumptions, mass media, so-called experts, media celebrities, political hacks and pundits, challenge them instead, to their core. Follow the money... Don't ignore or dismiss evidence, be guided by it. Don't rely on blind-faith, inquire and explore. And once decided, let you intuition confirm.
Issue on the Tissues
Now back to the core matter of topic: Aether physics. Yes!
I do not mean to convolute, rather to present an extremely broad topic in simple terms.
Kali Yuga (Devanāgarī: कलियुग [kəli juɡə], lit. "age of [the demon] Kali", or "age of vice") is the last of the four stages the world goes through as part of the cycle of yugas described in the Sanskrit scriptures, within the present Mahayuga. The other ages are called Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, and Dvapara Yuga.
Kali Yuga is associated with the apocalyptic demon Kali. The "Kali" of Kali Yuga means "strife", "discord", "quarrel" or "contention". You can find this discord and strife today easily on television, it is in our face and affects our lives daily.
More to topic: this age of Kali Yuga invokes a separation or veil in consciousness between the physical and the aetheric plane. That is why dreams (if you even remember them?) are so jumbled and discordant. The aetheric body or double body of man, is separated by a fog or mist of aetheric pollution. The thicker your fog, the less you remember. It cleaves us from our true self and allows an ego to flourish, making us all 'personalities' of sorts. It disconnects us from Christ consciousness, minute by minute, day by day, we wonder and wander on planet earth trying to find homage and forgetting this is but a temporary plight before our flight back to the Kingdom. It plunges us into materialism and want of money, things, external possessions, for lack of this core desire of Godness and goodness.
When the soul departs from the undisciplined physical body, the aether is left to slowly dissolve in the casket and the astral shell, the desire body remains bonded to earth. This bonding is well observed in hauntings, graveyards, ghost phenomena, etc. The soul with its external desires become stuck in flux, the astral atoms are tightly bound due to physical desires accumulated over a lifetime of lack of faith and morals to the point it attracts dingy and drab aetheric atoms which if compacted, densely bound and sequestered and can even become physical signatures, footprints, ghosts, odors, and can even move objects. All of these manifestations are well documented and easily searched on the internet.
Back to topic and point, the passage of a higher soul can occur with a flash of light, so intense as to leave a mark on cloth but no physical atoms remaining. Yes! That is what happened to the Shroud which covered our Lord's body after one of the most heinous forms of punishment meted out by the brutal culture of rome.
Most people die to be left to rot in a casket for others to convey their departing thoughts, desires, wishes, and regrets. The astral shell remains on earth for days, weeks, years, even centuries. The soul remains clutched, engaged in the physical while meandering in the fog of hell trying to find the pearly gates of the Kingdom. Dante's inferno fulfilled. All those misdeeds against others, all those assumptions clutched to the soul from the desires of others and those firmly held beliefs, now come full circle to haunt ourselves.
Christ sacrificed to show us the way to the Kingdom. He is not the only one, in the East it was Buddha for that mind-set of the times. What is important is that rare individuals, angels, avatars, return to the flesh to leave us a message, an image, a guide to a new way of life, a return to the Kingdom. Healing others can remain physical, as in surgery, or be aetheric, as in laying of hands, or be higher, as in fostering soul development. Sacred medicines encompass all these planes of manifestation. While performing surgery, the sacraments can be imparted or discounted. While practicing homeopathy, the sacraments are dispensed in the holy waters or from a shopping cart. However, these cannot be understood by assumptions, they must be taken to heart and mind to be effective, to condense the aetheric atoms into the physical, to make it happen.
The Sacred Medical Order Library has all the texts available for this journey back to the Kingdom. In this age of Kali Yuga, it is a rocky road to say the least, with pit stops, pot holes, and cliffs one can easily fall over. The mission of the Church of Hope is to offer the treasure map to the Kingdom, and the safe passage along our journey.
Let's Face It
Christianity comes with so many assumptions by believers equalling all the known flavors of ice cream. One might ask? Who eats ice cream?
Personally, I prefer carrot juice and earl grey tea. Let's get real.
THE PRIORY OF TURIN
I obtained the image of a rare Christ Holy Face Shroud of Turin Big Medal *Ultimate Devotion*.
Just because we live in the age of Kali Yuga, does not mean that amulets are worthless. Amulets are "small pieces of jewelry thought to give protection against evil, danger, or disease". That word or spell 'thought' should not be taken lightly. It is the 'thought that counts.'
OK. Go ahead and insult your spouse as see how your 'thought that counts' plays out over the days and weeks leading to divorce court. Or, obtain for your spouse a special gift, amulet if you will, for his or her birthday, and see how the 'thought that counts' spells out over the days and weeks of matrimony.
When 'think and grow rich' emerged from the 'new thought' movement of the early 20th century, it fostered some of the most wealthiest people of the americas, including presumptive candidate Donald Trump, who is Christian. The 'thought that counts' - count. Of instruction included making written memo's to yourself, amulets, of your immediate goals, and tape these messages to your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator door, to your desktop, etc. and 'repeat after me'.
JOIN THE PRIORY OF TURIN
Priories first came to existence as subsidiaries to the Abbey of Cluny. Yet, a Priory may also refer to a school of any institution at which religious instruction is given in a particular discipline, the Priory of Turin being the very core of Christian faith and morals.
I am offering YOU as member of SMOCH, a rare opportunity to join the Priory of Turin. We ask for only a $100 or more donation that will be used for obtaining more collectables in the SMOCH chapel/museum in Nevis. We have accumulated many artifacts (amulets, reproductions, prints, photos, regalia, etc.) that will be on public display of our great Church of Hope of the Hospitallers of the Americas. Thousands of tourists visit Nevis every year, and no doubt hundreds will find their way to this novel and unique 'Hospitaller' museum and chapel. You can be part of it. Yes! The Sacred Medical Order will go down in history in the Caribbean.
For your $100 contribution (or more), your name will be placed on the memorial wall plaque, a talisman in time and space, of having contributed to this fabulous little piece of real estate, of the Ecclesiastical Embassy of the Sacred Medical Order.
You will also receive the Shroud of Turin amulet and a rare duplicate photo of the Shroud on display at the Cathedral Turin.
You will also receive a link to view the documentary: SILENT WITNESS within 24 hours of your gifted donation. A rare film of a team of experts who examined the Shroud which culminated in aetheric results! It is posted now from our site. It is a griping and convincing documentary, one that I long ago read about, but now featured on a documentary film, 58 minutes mp4.
You will also receive a Priory membership certificate, suitable for framing, as an amulet to garnish your office space or home in the presence and name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Proudly wear it at our next congress or investiture as a symbol of faith.
You will also have a lifetime pass to tour the Hospitaller Museum of the Americas and Chapel.
You will also obtain a key, portal, back to the Kingdom of Heaven, by partaking this precious journey for a gesture of grace. "Be it a tree of life, an annunciation or a revelation, the Hospitaller Museum of collectables, antiques, and images invite us see our story and The Story in new ways."
“SMOKH’s art is a luminous doorway into the sacred made visible.”
"SMOKH's artwork awakens what is deep in a soul. The visual images present the depth of spiritual transformation with strikingly creative insight."
“SMOKH’s images are God’s gift given back to God, and they take us with them–into the presence.”
Be delighted to discover Christendom and be thrilled to find a whole liturgical culture that still believes in art, artifacts, and beauty as a means of offering hope and focus.
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ART & ARTIFACTS OBTAINED TO DATE FOR THE MUSEUM
BOOK (LIBRARY) LIST FORTH COMING
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