It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. I’ve been buried, researching and writing my new book, “Freedom’s Gate: The U.S. Capitol Revealed” (with co-author Dr. Mark Gray) and traveling. In the past three months I’ve been in Los Angeles, Dallas (twice), Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. (twice).
Everywhere I go I’m talking with audiences about transformation, metamorphosis and, simply, the quest all of us are on to become better people. Of course, I’ve also been relating this quest to and emphasizing the core concepts of stargate metaphysics, i.e. how we can dramatically shift from limited three-dimensional thinking to hyper-dimensional or multi-dimensional living by recognizing the connectedness of everything and by imagining gateways in space-time. You don’t have to jump through stargates or wormholes to become enlightened, find peace or fulfillment, but the circular image of the stargate does symbolize this quest both in ancient and modern times. On my recent travels I’ve found some awe-inspiring food for thought and stargate art I’d thought I share here, beginning with this remarkable connection between neurons and the universe.
A brain cell is the same as the universe. Source by Mark Miller, Brandeis University; Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Supercomputer Simulations; www.visualcomplexity.com
“One is only micrometers wide. The other is billions of light-years across. One shows neurons in a mouse brain. The other is a simulated image of the universe. Together they suggest the surprisingly similar patterns found in vastly different phenomena,” wrote David Constantine in a New York Times piece about the work of researcher Mark Miller and his comparison between the two images above.
Miller, a doctoral student at Brandeis University, researched how particular types of neurons in the brain are connected to one another. By staining thin slices of a mouse's brain, he identified the connections visually. The image shows three neuron cells on the left (two red and one yellow) and their connections.
An international group of astrophysicists used a computer simulation to recreate how the universe grew and evolved. The simulation image below is a snapshot of the present universe that features a large cluster of galaxies (bright yellow) surrounded by thousands of stars, galaxies and dark matter (web). As can be seen, the microscopic and macroscopic images are nearly identical.
The Doctrine of Correspondences (“On Earth as it is in Heaven,” As Above. So Below. As Within. So Without.) is a primary principle of stargate metaphysics that has been known for millennia. Today’s science is demonstrating this beautifully. Perhaps our brains can read the mind of God after all!
Me with Dr. Michael Beckwith
At the Peace Project Foundation (www.peaceprojectfoundation.org/) event in Dallas I presented with Dr. Michael Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center. Michael’s an incredibly dynamic speaker – a cross between Chris Rock and Martin Luther King. He makes you laugh out loud. I highly recommend attending one of his live events.
I was delighted by the synchronicity between our presentations. In particular, we shared similar views on Jesus’ “Law of Love” (LOL). A scribe questioned Jesus, asking what is the greatest commandment. Jesus replied, “Love with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as you love yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matt 22:37-40)
Both Rev. Beckwith and I choose to omit “the Lord Your God” from this statement and simply say, “Love with all your heart…” My reason for this is the words “the Lord” and “Your God” are way too confusing these days. Rev. Beckwith’s fix for this is honest and humorous. In place of the words “the Lord Your God” he inserts the word “Something.” That Something, he says, often manifests as a voice inside us. You know, “Something” told me to turn left instead of right. “Something” told me I should do such and such. We all know what that Something is, but we don’t have to name it, claim ownership of it, and divide or even kill one another over it. I liked that approach.
I call our quest to fulfill these two commandments “the Law of Love Project.” We’re all working on this Project whether we realize it or not. Further, I connect the LoL Project with Revelation 20:12, which is the Christian End Time or Judgment Day scenario when each person is judged according to what they have done. Many are surprised to learn that Revelation 20:12 is Judgment Day, but it is. Look it up for yourself.
Judgment Day is when we are measured against the Word of God. For some, this conjures the image of an inquisition and feelings of unworthiness and incompleteness. In stargate metaphysics, the Word of God is Love. To be measured against the Word of God is to be measured against the Love of God. In this ‘interview’ the focal question is “how loving are you?” (In preparation for this conversation, it is wise to remember, as the Wizard of Oz reminded the Tin Man, “It’s not about how much you love, it’s about how much others love you.”)
Weighing of the Heart Ceremony from the Book of Coming Forth By Day. The soul is escorted to the realm of Osiris, the Green Man
It should be noted that the Judeo-Christian concept of Judgment Day comes from Egypt. However, there is a profound difference between these cultures. In Egypt, Judgment Day referred to the Weighing of the Heart, a religious mystery ceremony conducted in the Hall of Truth and Righteousness in which the heart is weighed against the feather of “truth,” “justice,” and “purity”. The ancient Egyptian Judgment Day isn’t a one-day event, but rather an ongoing or perpetual one. If the pans do not balance, the unperfected soul will be reborn (reincarnated) in a continuous cycle until the heart is “perfect” or “pure”. If the heart weighs less than the feather, that is, if the person is ‘light hearted’, then the secrets of the universe are revealed and the soul progresses into a higher form of rebirth. The pure soul takes its place among the gods becoming a star of gold, joining the company of Ra, and sailing with him across the universe in the ark of the millions of years.
As my readers or viewers know (www.williamhenry.net/about.html), I equate the ark of the millions of years with the modern concept of the wormhole. My message is the only way we will open the stargates and wormholes is through an opening of the heart.
We don’t have to wait for 2012. Now is the time for us to weigh our own hearts. It’s time to launch Law of Love Projects. It’s time to express immense gratitude for making it this far and to become more giving.
Christians believe that in the End Times/Judgment Day the entire human body of believers in Christ will be changed to Light to match the body of Christ in his exalted state in his Kingdom (2 Cor. 3: 18, Rom. X ii 2). This will happen in the twinkling of an eye (or a shift in consciousness?). Of course, to some, the idea of the human body transforming or metamorphosing into light is impossible, no matter how loving a being we are. Yet, we live in a time when the impossible is becoming possible daily. Jesus said that what he did (rise from the dead, transform matter) can be done by anyone. It is happening today and has tremendous implications for our planet.
I discussed this in my presentations Morph and Revelation 2012: The Eye of the Needle. The subtitle of the latter comes from an episode in the New Testament when a rich man had asked Jesus what was required for eternal life. Jesus replied, “Follow the commandments” (i.e. commence a personal Law of Love Project). To which the man stated he had already done so (I doubt it. He wouldn’t be asking the question if had).
Jesus responded, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me" (Matthew 22: 37-40). The rich man became irritated and was unwilling to do this. Jesus then spoke this response, ...I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel (a large object) to go through the eye of a needle(a small object) than for a rich man (who focuses solely on the material world) to enter the kingdom of God (the realm of Pure Light and Love), leaving his disciples astonished (comments mine).
Many interpreters propose Jesus is talking about the Needle gate at the temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. I have proposed that Jesus was speaking in cosmic terms. He’s talking about opening the mouth (eye) of a wormhole (needle), which can only be accomplished by a being of pure love. The inspiration for this interpretation came from a Midrash on the Song of Songs, “The Holy One Said, open for me a door as big as a needle's eye and I will open for you a door through which may enter tents and [camels?].
In string theory (also called Membrane theory or M-Theory) the universe is a vast web or tapestry composed of infinitely small vibrating strings. If the theory is right it carries the possibility of proving the existence of other dimensions. The thread of our universe is composed of thought. The eye of the needle is the gateway between the stars or dimensions
I have two comments about this. First, When Jesus used the word perfect it meant whole, holy, complete and compassionate. In stargate metaphysics, a circle or a ring symbolizes holiness and completion and the fulfillment of the Law of Love Project (the attainment of a state of being capable of going through the eye of the needle, the stargate). It also symbolizes compassion, since it is realized that we’re all in this together.
In stargate metaphysics images of Jesus transfiguring into light in front of an open gateway (the eye of the needle) take precedence over images of suffering
Further, I interpret Jesus’ use of the word perfect through the lens of the Tibetan Great Perfection path to enlightenment. On this path the individual focuses on attaining perfection by discovering that our ultimate nature is pure, primordial awareness. Finding this pure quality leads to enlightenment. The vow to perfect oneself in order to perfect others is called the thought of enlightenment, or bodhichitta, says Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. This implies that every single action, word or thought, even the most insignificant, is dedicated to the good of all beings (The Law of Love Project).
Advanced practitioners achieve what is called the Rainbow Body or the Body of Light in which they spin their bodies into a vortex of energy and vanish. They are shown on or in a rainbow, which is how Jesus is portrayed in Christian Last Judgment art. The reason is Jesus has achieved Perfection.
Tibetan lama in Rainbow Body. Jesus on a rainbow in a Last Judgment scene
George Washington on the rainbow in The Apotheosis of George Washington, the U.S. Capitol
The reason why we should follow these commandments, I suggest, is not out of fear of judgment by a priest, pastor or even God, but because it is the only way we will pass through the eye of the needle and survive and/or thrive Stargate-Revelation 2012. Additionally, these commandments are the “path to perfection” or the Way Home.
After the Dallas Peace event, I asked my host, Nancy Harte, if we could take a ride around downtown Dallas. I like to explore the art and architecture of the cities I visit. On this day “Stargate Dallas” had something incredible to show me.
After a short visit to Dealey Plaza, we headed downtown to an area called “the Value” that is shaped like a Pythagorean triangle. Greeting us was a corkscrew-shaped building anyone could readily recognize as a simulacrum of the Tower of Babel, the ladder or gate to Heaven described in Genesis 11: 1-9. The sign said we were at Thanksgiving Square. It turns out this tower was a chapel. In its ceiling is a spiral-shaped stained glass window. The sacred spiral is an ancient symbol for growth and evolution. Further, it represents divine energy and the path home.
Thanksgiving Square Chapel
The Sacred Spiral in The Glory Window of the Chapel at Thanksgiving Square, Dallas. Designed by French artist Gabriel Loire, the window symbolizes the blessing of the Divine descending to earth as well as the ascent of human praise and gratitude to God
More was to come as we began exploring Thanksgiving Square, a setting designed to inspire gratitude. In the Meditation Garden area we noticed the inscriptions carved into red granite and cemented into the wall. Here they are:
As if this were not enough, when we continued our exploration we found the Great Bells of Thanksgiving (shaped liked the Liberty Bell) and the Ring of Thanks and Circle of Giving, located in the Court of All Nations. The Ring of Thanks is made of aluminum and covered with 23-carat gold. A phenomenal acoustic effect is experienced when one stands in this ‘ring’.
In the golden ring at Thanksgiving Square, Dallas, TX
Standing there, I felt as if I had been given the Golden Ring Itself. Little did I know, but this was only the beginning of what I would find as my journey continued during the Spring and early Summer of 2009.
One of my next tour stops was my hometown, Stargate Detroit. Here, my friend, Chad Stuemke, gave me a tour of the remarkable stargate art at Motown’s Hart Plaza, the city’s primary gathering place. Located on the Detroit River at the foot of Woodward Ave. it’s in the shadow of GM’s headquarters. Over the years Chad has read my books, attended my presentations and decided to apply stargate metaphysics and take a look around his backyard. What he found is awe-inspiring. Much of it can be found on his site, www.chadstuemke.com.
The first exhibit one sees upon arrival at Hart Plaza is “Transcending”, a five-story tall sculpture dedicated to Michigan’s Labor movement. Its incomplete ring symbolizes “unfinished business.”
“Transcending” sculpture in Hart Plaza, Detroit
The Noguchi Fountain is the centerpiece of Hart Plaza
Me, doing the ‘Joe Louis’ on the time capsule at “Transcending”
Having spent the last 8 months working on “Freedom’s Gate” I was personally gratified to see nearby “Transcending” the sculpture called “The Gateway to Freedom” memorial. This shows a group of slaves looking toward Canada and freedom. Detroit was part of the “underground railroad”.
“The Gateway to Freedom” memorial, Edwin Dwight, sculptor
Hart Plaza was the site where Martin Luther King gave the first version of his “I Have a Dream” speech on June 23, 1963 in front of a crowd of 500,000 people at the Great March on Detroit. He then went to the Lincoln Memorial on August 28 to give the speech to 200,000 people. There is no doubt that this is one of the greatest speeches ever. As I read the transcript of the Detroit speech I marveled at the stargate metaphysics in the concluding words of his speech:
“I have a dream this afternoon that the brotherhood of man will become a reality in this day. And with this faith I will go out and carve a tunnel of hope through the mountain of despair. With this faith, I will go out with you and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. With this faith, we will be able to achieve this new day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing with the Negroes in the spiritual of old: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!”
Stargate Detroit had one final surprise waiting for me. Whenever I’m in my hometown I try to visit my old favorite deli and the sports shop I hung out at as a youth. This visit was made particularly memorable by the new sculpture placed across the street between my visits. Called “The Journey Home”, by David Oppenheimer, it is a rainbow ring. Seeing it, I felt like I was in the movie “Back to the Future” or something! They say you can never go home, and I agree. However, you can enjoy the journey there!
“The Journey Home” by David Oppenheimer, across the street from the Varsity Shop, Birmingham, MI
Me, with David Oppenheimer’s rainbow ring, “The Journey Home”
What does all this stargate imagery mean? To me, it suggests a transformation of our consciousness. The Ring or stargate is the symbol reminding us of the potential of our times and of the future. I expect that in the years to come more and more of this imagery will proliferate until stargate symbolism is as common as, say, the cross of Christianity.