Historical & Scientific Overview of Enlightenment
By Sol Luckman
Many ancient traditions worldwide maintain that humans not only inherently possess the potential for fully incarnating light at the physiological level, but that some have already achieved it, and millions more will do so in the very era in which we live.
The historical literature "suggests that there are unusual physical, as well as psychological, consequences in humans to the attainment of the exalted state of mind known as enlightenment," writes biochemist Colm Kelleher in a fascinating article published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration entitled "Retrotransposons as Engines of Human Bodily Transformation." "These reported changes include, but are not limited to, sudden reversal of aging, emergence of a light body and observed bodily ascension." While many of these descriptions associate the lightbody with death, Kelleher makes it clear that a number of reports indicate that "transformation of the body can happen independently of death."
The path of physical transcendence or bio-spiritual enlightenment through lightbody activation was embraced as a reality in most of the ancient world. The death and resurrection of Christ and Osirus are two famous examples from the Near East. In the Middle Ages, a group known as the Cathars from southern France claimed to possess the secret gospel of Jesus called the Gospel of Love, believed to contain linguistic keys for creating the lightbody.
After the existence of this text became known, the Roman church began to torture the Cathars in one of its infamous Inquisitions, killing millions of innocent people—at which point the Gospel of Love mysteriously disappeared. Ironically, owing to the stringent proof requirements for canonization of saints, the Catholic church maintains some of the most detailed records of paranormal phenomena associated with the lightbody, including several instances of individuals levitating, flying, or bilocating.
It seems that the Gospel of Love was, among other things, a manual for creating the merkabah. The merkabah, according to investigative mythologist William Henry, is the "light body vehicle of resurrection and ascension that is the foundation of Hebrew mysticism. These texts make it clear that the Mer-Ka-Ba is a vehicle of light that emerges from within the human body."
Henry points to the Resurrection, following which the doubting fingers of Thomas appear to enter Christ's transfigured, luminescent flesh, as one famous description of the completely activated lightbody. In an article entitled "Finding the Holy Grail," psychologists Barry and Janae Weinhold make a similar claim, pointing out on the basis of decades of in-depth historical research that the "individual human body is the Holy Grail. It isn't something 'out there.' Like a tuning fork, the body can be tuned to different frequencies," including that of Source, through DNA activation.
"Many indigenous traditions of Mesoamerica believe that [Source] emits a frequency or tone known as 'Ge' that not only heals the Body-Mind-Spirit but provides immortality," write the Weinholds, adding that the spiritual practices used in the ancient mystery schools of Egypt and Greece employed a variety of … vibrational tools to attune people's DNA to Source. This caused the DNA to ring, sing or vibrate so that it resonated with the tone of Ge—the frequency of Galactic Center. This attunement activated a San Graal or Song Grail—a "love song in the blood"—creating a rainbow bridge that synchronized an initiate's consciousness with Source. This love song energetically united Heaven (Galactic Center) with Earth (initiates), opening human hearts and pumping crystallized Ge-tuned blood through their bodies. From this perspective, "Ge-sus" is a Master Being sent from Tula or Galactic Center to help humanity attune its DNA to the frequency of Ge so that we can return to Source.
In a nearly identical vein, Leonard Horowitz in DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral writes that "DNA seems to be transmitting the equivalent of heavenly love songs. From this music, played through genetic equipment, variations in sacred geometric forms materialize in space."
The profound and numerous connections between the Egyptian Osirus and Jesus have been noted by generations of scholars. Among many other similarities, both are linked to the phoenix or heron, represented in hieroglyphics coming from Galactic Center, also (as indicated in the above quote by the Weinholds) called Tula, carrying the key of life.
In Egyptian hieroglyphics this key appears as an ankh, which may have been a type of actual tuning fork for harmonizing with Galactic Center, or may have merely symbolized techniques for producing this celestial harmonization. In either case, the ankh or key of life is of a musical nature and designed to be employed along with a type of inspired (and inspiring) speech known as the Language of the Birds. This powerful combination, properly performed, keys DNA to build the Holy Grail or lightbody.
The Language of the Birds, according to the Weinholds who cite Henry's research, "is a vowel-only phonetic code … Genetic and linguistic research indicates that the five vowels correspond to the five letters used to represent DNA and RNA … Initiates of the Language of the Birds who are able to speak or tone these vowels in certain ways know that these sounds permanently activate the DNA of all those who are able and willing to hear."
At the genetic level, such a radical activation, according to Kelleher's research in the mutable components of DNA called "jumping" DNA or transposons, occurs through a transposition burst involving the molecular rearrangement of perhaps thousands of genes. Consistent with Bruce Lipton's evidence that consciousness can alter genetic expression (The Biology of Belief) and David Wilcock’s compelling model of spontaneous evolution that simultaneously transmutes both consciousness and biology ("A Scientific Blueprint for Ascension"), Kelleher insists that true enlightenment, in addition to being a mental state, appears to have physical consequences.
The "appearance of a light body as a result of attaining enlightenment … could be described as the emergence of a new species in a single generation from humanity," he writes, adding that a "synchronized, non random transposition burst is the most simple molecular mechanism to account for the required new configuration."
While pointing out based on the historical literature that lightbody creation appears to occur only "in humans who have attained spiritual mastery," Kelleher emphasizes the existence of "stages on the road to … enlightenment [that are] experienced by a great number of ordinary people." This supports the potential effectiveness of a step-by-step process, such as DNA activation, to bio-spiritual enlightenment in which transposons are incrementally stimulated in preparatory phases—culminating in a "synchronized, non random transposition burst" when, and only when, the individual is consciously prepared to experience it.
In one apocryphal text known as the Pistis Sophia, Jesus (considered a master of the Language of the Birds) discourses on the afterlife in terms that appear straight out of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Henry calls this "the first lesson of the Mer-Ka-Ba mysticism." "You are to seek after the mysteries of the Light," Jesus is quoted as saying, "which purify the body and make it into refined light."
Later, Jesus describes the connection between our dimension and higher dimensions as operating "from within outwards"—a statement, according to Henry, that "refers to a transformation of consciousness that opens the door to other worlds." Similarly, in the Bible Jesus insists, The Kingdom of Heaven is within. Dr. Horowitz's meticulous research leads him to affirm the material truth of this assertion: "The bioacoustic and electromagnetic matrix through which the Holy Spirit flows is real. It's what animates your DNA [by transmitting] the Kingdom of Heaven to you, and through you, right now, on Earth as it is in Heaven."
Another important figure from the Mediterranean associated with the lightbody is the Egyptian Thoth, called Hermes Trimegistus by the Greeks and considered the father of alchemy. Thoth is credited with the enormously influential phrase "As above, so below." Of the many seemingly miraculous gifts he brought his people, arguably the bird-headed Thoth's most important legacy is the doctrine of inner or spiritual light that can literally metamorphose the human body into a physiology of divine radiance. Interestingly, Thoth was also revered as the creator of writing and his alchemical science of transformation, like that of Jesus, is associated with the Language of the Birds.
The lightbody is also a theme in the ancient mystical traditions of Central and South America. A variety of mythical figures exist similar to the Incan god-man Amanumuru, who according to legend walked through a portal called the Muru Doorway and returned via the Black Road to his true home among the stars.
In what is today Mexico, a figure known as Quetzalcoatl embodied the higher light of divinity. Judith Bluestone Polich has called Quetzalcoatl "the Osirus of Mesoamerica" and sees him as symbolizing the bridging of duality, a being who "represents light in physical form … freed from the confines of matter." Daniel Pinchbeck's fascinating new book 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl offers another insightful perspective on this highly complex figure from myth, legend, and—perhaps—reality.
It seems poetic justice that Quetzalcoatl is usually depicted as a serpent with bird wings—an obvious reference to the ability of DNA (symbolized by the serpent, as in Jeremy Narby's The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge) to transform one into an angelic being capable of f/light, which is an excellent definition of the merkabah.
Equally important is that Quetzalcoatl is thought to have revitalized the great ceremonial center of Teotihuacan, believed by some archeologists to be Earth's interdimensional gateway to the legendary Tula, the celestial home of Quetzalcoatl—and perhaps other "messianic" herons or phoenixes who arrived in this dimension carrying the key of life, or the knowledge of how to inspire ("breathe life") by speaking or singing the bio-spiritual Language of the Birds.
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