Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Zarathustra 6000 BC

-Zarathushtra (Zoroaster in Greek; Zarthosht in India and Persia).
Core Teachings-Human man can over come darkness in life through good thoughts, good words and good deeds. These qualities are necessary to ensure happiness and to keep the chaos at bay. This active participation is a central element in Zoroaster's concept of free will.

"When power becomes gracious and descends into the visible — such descent I call beauty. And there is nobody from whom I want beauty as much as from you who are powerful: let your kindness be your final self-conquest."

Mythological evidence

Zoroaster was famous in classical antiquity as the founder of the religion of the Magi. His name is mentioned by Xanthus (fifth century B.C.E.), Plato (c.428-c.348 B.C.E.) in the Alcibiades, Pliny the Elder (23-79 C.E.), Plutarch (c.46-127 C.E.), and Diogenes Laertius (c.200-250 C.E.). Ancient Greek estimates are dependent upon Persian mythology, and give dates as early as the seventh millennium B.C.E., which are the dates to which Parsis subscribe.[2]

Persian mythology, primarily from the Shāhnāma ("The Book of Kings") of the Persian poet Ferdowsi (935-1020 C.E.), and oral tradition place Zoroaster quite early. Manly Palmer Hall (1901-1990), in his book Twelve World Teachers, arrives at a rough estimate ranging from 10,000 to 1000 B.C.E.

"Truth is of no denomination and beyond form, as the Buddha stated. Its essence shines forth of its own nature when the ego/mind is transcended. The ego represents the limitation of form in that it indicates a positionallity from which stem duality and the illusion of supposedly autonomous, separate self as the doer of actions, thinker of thoughts, etc. The ego's illusions provide narcissistic satisfaction and thus self propagate over endless lifetimes. The key to deliverance is via the spiritual will, which is inspired by the power of the spiritual energy and truth of the Great Teacher, whose vibration is ongoing in the field of human collective consciousness."
-Dr. David Hawkins
Nonduality: Consciousness Research and the Truth of the Buddha

The Macedonian philosopher Aristotle of Stagira thought that Zoroaster (the Greek name for Zarathustra) lived six thousand years before Aristotle's own teacher Plato (427-348 BCE). The earliest hieroglyphs appear at about the beginning of the pharaonic age. 365-day calendar introduced. 1st Dynasty (2920 - 2770)
The traditional Parsi people of India place the Prophet as older than 6000 BC [1] . The hymns attributed to him, the Gathas, are at the liturgical core of Zoroastrianism.

Zarathustra spoke of a single Universal God, the core beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Zarathustra is the prophet of the belief systems that helped shape the European Enlightenment, the Middle Ages, the Dark Ages, and the beginning of the Christian. There is little explored on Zarathustra as his teachings for thousands of years were passed down by word-of-mouth before the pre-Classical form of Sanskrit known as Vedic Sanskrit, with the language of the Rigveda being the oldest and most archaic stage preserved, its oldest core dating back to as early as 1900 BCE. The traditional Parsi people of India place the Prophet as older than 6000 BC [1]

"The second group coming from the area of the Caspian Sea migrated through the Himalayas to India. These people were known as Aryan or exalted ones for they carried with them the knowledge of a great civilization. These Aryans carried with them a language of mind very clearly expressed in mathematical terms. This language is called Sanskrit. It is closely allied to the language in which the Zend Avesta was written. The Zend Avesta is the Holy Book of the followers of Zarathustra. The Jewish and Christian Bible is a later adaption with additions of Persian, Babylonian, Chaldean, Egyptian and Indian Holy Books. A Holy Book is a book that is written in the language of mind and explains creation. The early written languages of Sanskrit, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and the language of the Avesta, are all picture languages.

Those Aryans who migrated to India conquered the native peoples. They kept the teaching of the ancients alive by producing the Vedas. Later, they produced Holy works known as the Upanishads, the Ramayana, the Mahabarata, of which the Bhagavad Gita is a part, and others."
-by Dr. Daniel Condron

"The Key to Happiness"

As author of my blog 'The Key to Happiness' I have been searching for a path to stay in the presence of God. I've had experiences of overwhelming energy like electricity flowing through me with the emotion of all-inclusive love while singing praise to God in the mist of Glide's Gospel choir. I wondered if this exquisite emotion of love and complete fulfillment was sustainable throughout my day. I began a search for techniques to obtain what is known as Enlightenment. Zarathustra is on Dr. David Hawkins list of great Avatars in the teachings of unconditional love; his message was so powerful it changed all mankind. I have spent days reading everything I can find on Zarathustra and composed this blog with love of his teachings.

I first heard of Zarathustra from Dr. Hawkins' book
'Truth vs Falsehood',
"The great avatars set the ultimate paradigm of reality and standard of conduct for all of humanity for thousands of years. Of those, the Lords Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, and Jesus Christ all calibrate at 1,000.
All the names for Divinity calibrate as Infinity. The revered great sages and their teachings calibrate in the 700's (extremely rare) such as Huang Po and Ramana Maharishi.”
-Dr. David Hawkins, M.D. PhD.

tells us that it is through the medium of the material world we achieve spiritual completeness. An interesting paradox. To be worth anything, (at least in our reality), they have to be expressed through the material medium of thoughts, words and actions. That simple Zarathushti maxim: good thoughts, good words and good actions,: to advance each individual spiritually towards haurvatat, (perfection, completeness) with each good choice in thought, word, and action, and in so doing, make our world a better place, for it is impossible to think a good thought, say a good word or do a good deed without benefiting the people and places affected by such thoughts, words and actions.

I found this great story on Zarathustra by Michele Moramarco, who was born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 1953. He studied Philosophy and graduated in 1977 with a dissertation on the Indian thinker Shri Aurobindo.

On becoming a Zoroastrian in Italy[i]: a shining naojote on a rainy day

Comparative Religion
Later Zoroastrian Literature
Personal Perspective

Moramarco, Michele

On the day Bahman, month Avan, 1373 A.Y.[ii], I received the naojote by a fully ordained Zoroastrian priest. This personal event took place in my hometown, Reggio Emilia, northern Italy. The venue for the holy ceremony was the “Patanjali Center”, a sort of Indian cultural outpost that looks out on a road where, in times gone by, an affluent of the great Po river used to flow.

Also appropriate for a month dedicated to the Waters was the weather, cloudy and moisty, but one could certainly feel the powerful touch of swift-horsed Khorshed yazad as the mobed poured rice and rose petals on me while reciting the Doa Tan Dorosti at the close of the exalted ritual.

I had been waiting a long time for that moment, though I had stated my decision of petitioning for naojote only one year before, in a letter to an Iranian-American acquaintance.

I never thought the investiture would suddenly or once for all transform my inward life. I didn’t have any miracolous expectations (after all, European Enlightenment, the philosophy of Reason, had played a major role in my spiritual growth). But I did think that it would “seal” the changes which had taken place in me during the previous thirty years. Plus, that it would add a strong push upwards. And all this has happened.

I asked to be initiated because, after professing the tenets of the Good Religion for some seven years, I was sure that the ritual reception of mazdayasna would strengthen my will to carry on along this sublime path. Giving a clear form to my innermost yearnings seemed to me a bit like linking menog and getig, the two states of being which at the time of Frashkart, according to zoroastrian eschatology, will be perfectly balanced and fused.

I was living - or at least endeavouring to live - as an “unseen” Zoroastrian. I decided that I wanted to keep on living and eventually to die as a “visible” one. I’ll be forever grateful to the learned and sensitive mobed who gave me this chance.

When we got out of the “Patanjali Center”, the mobed rejoiced in the rain that had started falling softly but insistently. I asked him why: after all there were four of us with only one umbrella within reach, and we had to walk a long way. “Ask the trees”, he replied quietly. Summer had been exceedingly hot and dry, and the simple wise words whispered by the mobed unveiled to my eyes the twin jubilation of Khordad and Amardad.

A long path leading to Daena
My name is Michele Moramarco. I was born in 1953 and raised as a Catholic. From the age of seven, I started having some sort of spiritual experience, like being moved to tears of joy, in a dark church aisle, by the light of a white candle which spoke of God to my tender mind.

At the age of twelve I began to question many of the christian/catholic dogmas: among others, I couldn’t accept the idea of an exclusive “incarnation” of God in history and, even less, that of an “eternal damnation”. A close schoolmate of mine, a nice and amusing kid named Dennis, had died of leukemia and I was upset - even outraged - by the commonly held, yet blasphemous idea that God had willed and created death. I could conceive Deity only as the perpetual Source of Life and Light.

In 1968, a year of social turmoil in the western world, I was a fifteen-year-old long-haired lad seeking for new meanings in life, so it was only natural for me to discard all religion and join the libertarian movements.

I was a high school student with a conspicuous interest in English, History, Philosophy and Music (in good music of all kinds I’ve always perceived the echoes of Garodman), but spent a lot of time as a political activist, and often went to Carrara, among marble-quarrymen, where the headquarters of the anarchist movement were located. Italian anarchism was mainly a humanistic movement; followers of Tolstoj and Gandhi also belonged to it, pursuing the utopian vision of a perfected mankind, able at last to govern itself peacefully without the need of any outward power. For a while I found an ideal haven in it; in the light of events, I can say it was a pre-religious experience.

At seventeen, I distinctly felt the call of the Spirit, and after the years of denial I turned to the religious dimension with a new awareness. As an “angry” young freethinker, I was interested, above all, in Eastern religions - the Beatles had just opened the doors of India to western teenagers - and in so called heretical groups, such as the Christian Cathars and the Manichaeans. It was at this point that I first ran across Zoroastrianism, which many scholars described as the remote background for all those who refused to bow to a tyrannical “God”. From the very start I felt at ease with the friendly, just, pure and healthy image of Ohrmazd. I could only worship a rayomand and khoremand God, who would have nothing to do with evil. The puzzling and discouraging problem of all the absurd ills which afflict nature and man, became the trembling focus of my reflections; the solutions offered by catholic theology and language seemed unsuitable. But I was obviously rooted in the christian tradition, and, being of a loyal disposition, I didn’t want to leave the fold. So I decided to explore those fringes of Christianity which could offer nobler, higher and more rational ideas of God and faith. I found something of this kind among Quakers, Unitarians, Universalists and Liberal Protestants. Ideas like the universality of revelation, the relevance of reason and conscience in religion, the presence of an “inner light” in all creatures, the prophethood of Jesus (instead of his being part of a baffling Trinity, devised and imposed by riotous church councils), the final salvation of all people, were current among them and appealed to me. At different times I was in communion with each of these minorities. In the late eighties and early nineties I was listed as the italian contact in the directory of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Boston, and on the “Inquirer”, a London unitarian periodical, a couple of articles appeared dealing with my religious activities. Now the UUA, I discovered quite soon, had become much too liberal: even atheism could be preached by their pulpits, and as far as lifestyles were concerned, absolute freedom was admitted. This really put me off and I quit belonging, though I kept holding the original anglo-american free religious tradition in high esteem, for its intellectual soundness, theological richness (the English review Faith and Freedom, for instance, makes fascinating reading) and ethical commitment to peace, right sharing of world resources, etc.: enough to make me decide that I still wanted to commune with them, albeit from a critical standpoint.

Meanwhile, I had continued to study Zoroastrianism with a sympathetic attitude, on the sources available in Italy at the time.

In 1975 I had been made a Mason. Italian Freemasonry used to have strong philosophical connections; its symbolism of building and its enlightened universalism appealed to me. In 1977 - the year I graduated in Philosophy with a final dissertation on the great hindu thinker Shri Aurobindo - I wrote my first book on the subject (in 1990 it was also translated in Russian and published by “Progress” publishers in Moscow). My best accomplishment in the field of masonic studies has been the authorship of the Nuova Enciclopedia Massonica (in three volumes, 1989-1995) favourably reviewed by the field magazines and the press at large. A few inadequate pages of that work deal with the symbolical and historical relationships between Zoroastrianism and Freemasonry (the historical ones having to do mainly with the masonic membership of many Parsi philanthropists and scholars of the past two centuries). I think the masonic ethos - which, for instance, emphasizes solar symbolism: Mozart wrote a wonderful lodge hymn devoted to the Sun as the “soul of the universe” - contributed to increase my interest for Zoroastrianism.

In 1984 I was invited by the noted orientalist, professor Alessandro Bausani (author of the unsurpassed synopsis Persia religiosa), to give some talks on comparative mysticism in one of his courses at “La Sapienza” State University in Rome: working with him for some months gave me the chance of getting better acquainted with ancient Persian culture and of learning more about the influence of Zoroastrianism on later Iranian mystical Islam (especially on Sohrawardi). At this stage of my search, I delved into the doctrines, practices and history of many religious groups: Ramana Maharshi’s Advaita, Baha’is, Sikhs, Radhasoami (an offspring of Sikhism), Ismailis, Mevleviyya Sufis, Lotus Sutra Buddhism, Japanese New Religions etc.: in order to make a thoughtful choice, one has to be well up in the matter concerned. In 1985, while teaching Italian and History in State schools, I engaged in the regular study of humanistic psychology and at the end of a four-year specialization course I qualified as a therapist.

Between 1987 and 1992 I gathered valuable materials on the Good Religion. In September 1987, being in London, I bought Darmesteter’s translation of Avesta, Mary Boyce’s Zoroastrians. Their Religious Beliefs and Practices and Khojeste Mistree’s Zoroastrianism. An Ethnic Perspective”. Mistree’s book - which is actually much more than a Parsi-centered portrait of the Faith, because it expounds theological concepts which are mightily universal - was a great source of inspiration and knowledge for me, a truly faithful companion in my first wanderings across the spiritual landscapes of Zoroastrianism. For months it lay permanently on my bedside table for me to read it over and over again, and it is still a recurrently indispensable tool.

In 1990 I got in touch with two outstanding western scholars: Mary Boyce, who kindly presented me with a copy of her Textual Sources for the Study of Zoroastrianism, and James Russell, who - invited by me in 1992 to be the guest speaker at a conference on the Noachide legacy (the universalist side of the Jewish tradition) - brought me his Zoroastrianism in Armenia and a number of intriguing papers on many topics connected with the Good Religion (from the symbolism of sun, cock and horse in ancient Iran, to the contemporary Parsi garbas and monajats). Before a meal at my home, James lit a candle with my then six-year old son, Graziano, staring respectfully at him while he, at my request, recited the Jamvani Baj.

Three years after, quite unexpectedly, my wife decided to divorce (a fashionable trend among Italian women in the last decade): this caused my soul a piercing sorrow. The day I left home in sadness, the gathic verse “ushta ahmai ushta kahmai cit” came to my mind by grace of Ohrmazd, and I made a twofold vow: to keep making my son laugh each day, even more than before, and to devote part of my time and skills - as a psychology teacher and therapist - to the kids of divorced parents who would ask me for help.

I guess I can say I fulfilled the vow: my beloved son, who chose to live with me, has been growing happily and is now a smart seventeen, with manifold keen interests and a genuine sympathy for Zoroastrianism; more than fifty students suffering from parental strife have shown me their trust and affection by looking for me whenever they needed advice.

When Ahriman’s forces seemed to be tearing my life to pieces, my urvan stood firm, drawing strenght from the sound morals, lofty visions and powerful prayers of our noble Faith. I tried to follow the straight path and eventually won the battle against destruction. I found relief and guidance in Zoroastrianism; I owe it my spiritual enrichment even amidst those stormy months. More than ever, the idea of a falsely “omnipotent”, in fact a “mixed” God, author of both good and evil, didn’t speak to my condition, whereas I could wholeheartedly praise Ohrmazd, the true God who needs us and wants us as His hamkars.

As my research continued at an increased speed after 1994, the inward assurance that I could only worship a completely pure and righteous God led me to consider also other “religions of the Light”, such as Gnostic Christianity, Mandaeism, some schools of Mahayana Buddhism etc., but I realized that besides lacking the richness and integrity of Zoroastrianism, they all tend to overstate the negative aspects of the material creation and to undervalue the good ones. This attitude eventually leads to a gloomy unbalance. Now, as a father I had my share in giving birth to a human being in the material world and I don’t think anyone should ever disclaim the value of parenthood, which gives man the highest joys on earth and a sense of glory. So, even if at times a sort of “cosmic pessimism” rose within me - as happens to many sensitive people, I believe - I knew that only creative optimism, based on the law of Asha (which is the real source of ushta) could sustain and nourish the meaningfulness of parental duty, in fact of all duties. Once again, the long path led me to Zoroastrianism, which started meaning “religious wholeness” to me. When I used to worship according to other religious traditions, I always felt there was something missing. Being a believer in some sort of universal revelation, I could easily draw inspiration from them, but I gradually came to realize that the roots of that “religious wholeness”, devoid of ambiguities and twistings, I was looking for, were best preserved in the Good Religion. Since I had always thought it’s a moral duty for everyone to tread the spiritual path which best suits one’s conscience, entering the gates of Zoroastrianism became a viable necessity for me. And I knew too well that acting otherwise would make me drown in the marsh of hypocrisy, double standards, unworthy compromises.

Because of the long search which led me through many different spiritual landscapes, I know I will always uphold a universalist approach to religious matters, yet being convinced that the fundamentals of a reasonable, lofty, ethically grounded and amiable system of faith are to be found in Zoroastrianism. Other religions enclose seeds of truth, but also corrupt them with illogical and sometimes awful dogmas (the worst being that of an evil-doing “god”, however disguised); they can add supplementary ideas, “atmospheres”, i.e. aesthetical richness, to the spiritual life of man, but can never match with the primary revelation - and with the consequent theological patterns and behavioural codes - provided by the Good Religion.

This is why I became a Zoroastrian. And this is why - at least, I think so - I feel at home in this tradition, despite the fact that I’m a scattered behdin.

Conversion: turning towards the Light
We have now come to the hot point of “conversion”. I have a heartfelt admiration for the Parsis, who valiantly protected the Faith from destruction and assimilation and passed it on across the centuries. I’m sincerely eager to learn from them. I also think that talking of a zoroastrian survival without - or, even worse, despite - the Parsis, like somebody seems to be doing, is plain nonsense. At the same time, I can hardly understand why some Parsis - even among the most brilliant and authoritative in the knowledge of religion - can get so bitter on this issue. Most likely it’s because they fear that conversion from other faiths would dilute the principles and practices of the Good Religion, or that, once approved, it could affect their own community, some sections of which may be more easily allured by widespread or “fashionable” religions. I’m sure they also thwart conversion because they know how debasing it can be, for some people, to leave the inherited religion behind.

But, reasonable as these motivations can be, they all seem partial to me, and founded more on a defensive attitude than on a constructive thought-process. A defensive attitude among Zoroastrians is historically justified, but probably not consistent with the effusive attributes (spenta, rayomand, khoremand) which we ascribe to God and to our resplendent Daena. In the long run, it always brings about the worst kind of defeat: implosion. All closed communities are bound to implode.

The anti-conversion Parsis are right when they say that conversion is somehow “useless” because the Good Religion contemplates salvation for all righteous people, no matter what confession they follow; but they seem to be inconsistent with their own theological assumptions (centered in that precious “dualism” which asserts that God is only latently omnipotent or, if you prefer, that He is all-powerful only on the plan of Good) when they claim that changing one’s religious affiliation goes against God’s will, since He Himself decided that one should be born in a certain religion. On a parallel line of thought, one could end up arguing it’s God’s will that one should be born with a genetic disease or the like. Now, can anybody seriously and earnestly declare this, or that God wills anybody to live his life, say, in a stupid or bloody “religious” environment?

In this case, farewell Zoroastrianism! one would be tempted to say, because such an outlook, with its simplistic “providentialism”, sounds more jewish, christian or muslim than zoroastrian. And after all, no human being is entitled to compel anybody else’s conscience to stick to doctrines or practices that it finds no longer adequate or acceptable. And if it’s legitimate to maintain that one can be a Parsi only by “birthright”, it’s likewise sensible to declare that becoming a disciple of Zarathushtra is a God-given right.

I see my personal zoroastrian choice not as a denial, but rather as a refinement and an enlargement of my previous religious experiences, along moral and intellectual lines which I felt were traced by a higher hand. After all, the very word “conversion”, which comes from Latin, doesn’t mean relinquishing one’s path completely, but rather making it turn towards a certain direction, for the sake of one’s own spiritual safety. The seeking soul, like a sunflower, naturally turns to that point whence the Light comes to it.

I’ve never felt like a renegade, but like a fragile yet determined person in search of Light and evolving under God’s promptings. I still prize and love many teachings of Jesus (who, I believe, was a seeker of Asha within the jewish frame and, like the Essenes, by some hidden influence made many jewish concepts shift towards zoroastrian ones). I dare say that studying and practicing Zoroastrianism have provided me with a better understanding of his message.

Ideas of a Universalist Zoroastrian
Although I’m only a recently initiated behdin, a newcomer with so much to learn and not even welcomed by some in the fold, I have personal views on Zoroastrianism, which I would style as neither orthodox nor liberal, but rather as “composite”. Like the veritable traditionalists, I subscribe to a “dualistic” interpretation of Zarathushtra’s teachings and would steadily join in the doctrinal battle that Khojeste Mistree is bravely fighting to guard this invaluable treasure of the Faith against all shallow or “academical” attacks; like the reformists, I support sincere conversion (and deem Kersey Antia’s The Argument for Acceptance a milestone in this direction). Like the traditionalists, I reckon the wondrous power of sacred mathras and rituals as vehicles of divine energies which nourish the “subtle body” of the sincere faithful; like the true reformists (not those who want to get rid of all post-gathic traditions), I am suspicious of excessive ritualism, which ceases to be a resource and becomes a burden to the soul. Like the traditionalists, I consider the dakhmenashini system as the one which best befits our Daena (incidentally: some years ago, the chairman of the Italian branch of WWF said it was a pity there were no Zoroastrians in our country, for the use of dakhmas would repopulate our mountains with vultures and other rapacious birds which are on the verge of extinction); like the reformists, I don’t think this or other traditional practices represent the core of the Faith and can’t at any rate be dispensed with.

Well, mine must seem a strange position to many. I grew up in the so called swinging Sixties as a young radical, yet I have long turned “backwards” in terms of values; I’m a staunch supporter of conjugal loyalty and decency in customs; I don’t think any kind of promiscuity is spiritually sound in a zoroastrian perspective; I believe in a rightfully hierarchical social order and dislike all sorts of fatuous rebelliousness. I would expect Zoroastrians to be in the forefront of the impending battle against vicious customs which entail the supremacy of bodily seductiveness, “exclusive” status (as opposed to the general prosperity of the righteous championed by the Good Religion), motor-worship and so on, but this doesn’t seem to be the case: though these devilish delusions are rottening the very fabric of humanity and environment, it seems to me there’s too much of an adjustment to them even among Zoroastrians.

On the other hand, I’m definitely “progressive” in terms of economic patterns: I made researches on many past experiences of industrial self-government, on the Cooperative Movement in Europe, on Vinoba Bhave’s gramdan in India, etc., and I’m an admirer of the ancient Mazdaki Zarthoshti reform movement, on which I’m trying to collect all the existing materials. Furthermore, I wouldn’t certainly depict myself as an austere formalist: I believe that laughter is one of Ohrmazd’s greatest endowments to mankind, and I’ve even written a book, which was reviewed thrice on the National TV channels, about a cabaret group (“I Gufi”, in English: “The Owls”) who used to make fun of all kind of bigoted habits. One of the keys to the zoroastrian spirit, I think, is the interweaving of seriousness and mirth.

In other words, as a Zoroastrian I believe that our religion wheels around cosmic justice as the source of all happiness. I’m talking of that justice always longed for by earnest men, that justice which is true, good and beautiful (descending from Asha, which personifies the pattern designed by Ohrmazd for Creation, partially and temporarily subverted by Ahriman: Asha does not coincide with the destructive “natural law”); that justice which is the essential goal of the Good Religion. The Soul of the Cow and Asho Zarathushtra pleading for it and knitting it with Truth and immortal Bliss; the will to safeguard and increase the Good Creation: these, we all know, are the divine roots of the Message.

To be frank, I think traditionalists should be more worried about the mundane, “easygoing” wave that is sweeping their own ranks than about intermarriage or conversion, which can be highly spiritual choices; and as regards extreme reformists, I’m afraid they’re just heading somewhere else, outside the zoroastrian lineage, by pursuing a rather unnerved version of the Faith which can’t be easily identified as a sequence to Asho Zarathushtra’s preaching. I sense that this attitude is an outcome of a mistake made by quite a few Zoroastrians in the last two centuries, namely that of falling into the “monotheistic obsession”. In european religious circles, the “abrahamic religions” are often branded as superior to the others because of their absolute “monotheism” postulating a jealous God who will never share his glory with other entities or beings. I’m convinced – and I think history shows - that this type of theology is likely to generate arrogance and conflict. Zoroastrians should vindicate, I think, that the majestic and pluralistic metaphysical scenery offered by Amesha Spentas, Yazads and Fravahrs is an inspired syntesis of what is best in both monotheism and so called polytheism.

I positively stand for a form of integral and universalist Zoroastrianism. Universalism applied to Zoroastrianism doesn’t mean diluting its message, but rather affirming that it constitutes the root of any good concepts or practices developed in other religious contexts. Universalism is but an implementation of Farvardin Yasht : the righteous of every place and time are entitled to our veneration, and this also consists in studying their best thoughts, words, deeds, and in incorporating them in our heritage, or at least in counting them among our sources of inspiration. This, I think, is a bounden duty for every thoughtful Zoroastrian. In the past I’ve had contacts with a branch of the Brahmo Samaj, the hindu universalist movement founded in 1828 by Raja Rammohun Roy. I envision the day when an “Ohrmazd Samaj” will work the rallying around noble Daena of its dispersed particles which can be retraced in every reliable spiritual effort of man. This will mark the completion of the mazdayasni edifice. Universalism will not destroy the Faith, but rather exalt it and prove that it is excellent for “all the worlds”. Its revival will be made possible by the joint workings of a strict adherence to arcane fundamentals and of a universalist vision.

Practices and action
As regards my religious practices, apart from the kushti prayers I read portions of the Gathas daily and listen to them and to various nyayeshes and yashts through audiocassettes. Also some of the Pahlavi texts are bounteous purveyors of high vision to me.

Often, at dawn, I merge spontaneously with the spirit of praise and recite some verses from Hoshbam. During the day, which is devoted to my son, my work, my studies, music and some fun, I often pray from the Khordeh Avesta, especially Doa Nam Stayishn, Doa Tan Dorosti, Din-no Kalmo, Mazdayasno Ahmi (I often read the Naismi Daevo, the longer profession of Faith from Yasna 12) and Kerfeh Mozd, praises and invocations which I find most strengthening. Every meal of mine is heralded by the Jamvani Baj The Ashem vohu comes up intermittingly to my lips nearly all the time. By grace of Ohrmazd, I’m constantly drawn to the lofty words of the Good Religion; in a sort of perpetual prayer, my mind is catched up by the celestial sounds and images of Daena even while I’m performing life’s ordinary tasks. I just hope I will never set my home afire through absent-mindedness!

Let’s now turn to action. Since there are other people interested in Zoroastrianism, I know that sooner or later a small italian Dar-e-Meher will be established, but this isn’t obviously my main task at the moment. What I’m doing these days is trying to widen my “experiential” knowledge of the Faith and to bridge the geographical gap between myself and the zoroastrian world. I answered WZO’s Bam Appeal as my means allowed, and I’m willing to establish links with the Zoroastrians of Iran. I’d be glad to give assistance to all Zoroastrians coming to Italy for whatever purpose. In my school a girl asked me to help her plan a paper on “Poverty in India” for her final exams. I told her about a giant industrial group which has done and is still doing a lot against poverty in India, and directed her to the Tata website: she decided to devote some paragraphs of her paper to the scientific and humanitarian activities sponsored by the group (I’m glad to see that the expansion of Tata has reached this country; how exciting it would be to set up a small branch of TISS in Italy!)

One more field of perspective action for me is the editing of zoroastrian texts in italian. Two great occasions of making the Avestan scriptures correctly known in Italy have been sadly missed in the last decade. In 1996 a major publisher released an italian translations of the Gathas, but apparently the translator - who drew freely and abundantly from the existing english translations - enjoyed twisting the language. Since Avestan is still partly cryptic, he must have thought, let’smake it even more so. A brilliant idea indeed! As a result, his rendering of the Prophet’s chants makes troubled reading and the whole book - which comprises a disputable introductory essay on Zoroastrianism - gives the reader a scanty if not distorted idea of the Faith. Even sadder one could label the recent issuing, by another prestigious publishing house, of the whole Avesta in Italian. In this case also, the editor brought out a partially avowed second-hand version, translating from translations. This is quite acceptable, considering the lack of Avestan scholarship in Italy; what is not acceptable is the multitude of conceptual and linguistic inaccuracies - plus quite a few misprints - that spoil the finely hardbound volume. I’ll write about this for Parsiana in a specific review. I’m not an Avesta scholar, but I plan on working at a readable italian edition of the Gathas and the Khordeh Avesta (original text with translation opposite), based on the most authoritative english versions and, hopefully, with the assistance of ZS. To this end, I intend to set up a “Centro di Studi Zoroastriani”, which should work under the aegis of ZS and interact with the departments of Iranian Studies attached to italian universities.

Religiously speaking, the italian situation doesn’t look particularly favourable to the spread of zoroastrian ideas. Owing to the present government’s cultural policy, Catholicism is regaining more and more ground in the media. “Miracles” by “saints”, often conjured by disturbed people in culturally deprived areas, are presented as factual truth on TV. Superstition overflows. The other side of the coin is a devastating secularization, which makes up actual reality beyond lip-service to God. Islamic membership is growing fast by reason of the constant immigration waves. Some Italians are converting to Islam, some to Buddhism (which is trendy among managers, artists, etc.); many more prefer to join groups like Jehova’s Witnesses or Pentecostals, both biblical literalists.

There have been Zoroastrians from abroad (Iran, for example) who temporarily settled in Italy to study or work, and a famous Parsi, the great orchestra director whom co-religionists proudly call apro Zubin, is often around here, but - as far as I know - there has never been a steady organized presence nor did any Italians ever joined the ranks of the Good Religion. During the final centuries of the Roman Empire, Mithraism spread in many parts of the country, but - despite the reference to Mithra and some shared values - it differed a lot from Zoroastrianism, and soon vanished in the haze of history. This means that Italian mazdayasnis will lack the support of an indigenous tradition, yet I’m sure that the freshly ignited white light of our Daena, though placed in a tiny vessel and covered by many clouds, will shine on.

[i] This paper is based on 3 part articles that appeared in the Parsiana journal, Mumbai, India in year 2004, and was posted on vohuman.org on February 22, 2005 courtesy of the author with concurrence of the editor of Parsiana. [ii] November 19, 2003 C.E.
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I feel like I am just getting started in life, while in my 50's!
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  My book "From Hollywood to God"  is now on Amazon and Kindle books!
My first stop was to The World Sound Healing Conference in San Francisco. I wanted to understand the science of frequencies, especially if everything in the universe was vibrating to their own unique song!

I waited in the large conference room to hear Dr. Susan Yale's lecture on the Harmonic Oscillator.

The room went black and three pyramids projected on a movie screen.

"You can hear the sound of "nature" between the Pyramids of Giza," Dr. Yale said, pausing, "it's a perfect F Sharp."

No one moved. She spoke slowly, "If you knew there was a place in the world where you could hear God, would you go?"

I always wanted to sleep on the Nile!"

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Tiger's Temple, Thailand
River Kwai, Thailand

The Kingdom of Bhutan

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dr. David Hawkins-Calibrated Reading List

Dr. David Hawkins, MD, PhD encompasses particle physics, nonlinear dynamics, chaos theory, and his own discoveries about the nature and accessibility of truth.

I worked in the Feature Film Industry for 12 years as a Visual Effects Artist on the greatest blockbusters of our time. Thanks to George Lucas! After finishing the last shot on the film Van Helsing, I went to a lecture given by Dr. Hawkins on his book, Truth versus Falsehood: How to Tell the Difference. The Doc said, by just standing in Holy sites they could raise your level of consciousness. His magnetic charm and intoxicating laughter made me want whatever he had. I sold everything I owned, bought a backpack, and set out to stand in Holy sites around the world. I documented my adventure in my memoir,  From Hollywood to God on Amazon books. (See photos below)

Below is the list of Hawkins calibrations— great books, teachers, and perceptions of reality by Dr. Hawkins.

Questions and Answers with Dr. Hawkins

Question: Where does one begin the search for spiritual truth self-realization called enlightenment?

Hawkins: It is simple. Begin with who and what you are. All truth is found within. 

Dr. David Hawkins Reading List below has been calibrated above 500, which is unconditional love.

Hawkins' Consciousness Scale ranges from 0-1000, (1000 is the Highest Level of pure/consciousness humanly possible.) "Unconditional Love is what the great avatars set as the ultimate paradigm of reality and standard of conduct for all of humanity. Of those, the Lords Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, and Jesus Christ all calibrate at 1,000. All the names for Divinity calibrate as Infinity. The revered great sages and their teachings calibrate in the 700 (extremely rare), such Huang Po and Ramana Maharshi.” -Hawkins

According to Hawkins humans live at vastly different "levels" of consciousness. All these levels can be tested for truth and numerically "calibrated" through muscle testing, on a logarithmic scale of 1-1000. The body does not lie. According to Hawkins, any person, concept, thought or object that calibrates at 200 (The level of Integrity) or above is positive ("power"); anything below 200 is negative ("force").

Dr. David Hawkins' "map is a (guide or reference) to gage where you are at on the levels of human consciousness." At the bottom is Shame as we move up the latter to the highest level— Enlightenment.

Below is Dr. Hawkins calibrated list of Teachers/Teachings/Places/Books and Mantras that are over the conscious level of 500 are based on unconditional love,  which is documented in his most famous book, Power vs. Force.

[500] - Love
This level is categorized by love that is very close to being unconditional, unchanging, and permanent. It does not fluctuate nor does it depend on external factors. Love is a state of being. It is a forgiving, nurturing, and a supportive way of relating to the world. It is not intellectual and does not come from the human mind. Love radiates from the heart Chakra. It has the capacity to life others and accomplishes great feats because of its purity of motive. At this level of consciousness, the capacity to discern essence becomes predominant. The core of an issue becomes the center of focus. As reason is bypassed, there arises the capacity for instantaneous recognition of the totality of a problem. Reason only deals with particulars, whereas Love deals with entireties. This ability, often called intuition, is the capacity for instantaneous understanding without resorting to sequential symbol processing. There is a major paradigm shift in those things, which seemed real, which now seem unreal and vice versa. This level opens to door to benevolence, mercy, and Forgiveness through understanding and nonjudgmental. Only 4% of the entire population of the earth attains this level. Because of the dominating power of light over darkness, one individual at this level counterbalances 750,000 people below the 200 levels. This is the level at which spirituality starts, since below this, individuals are still caught up in the linear world. Also the level of a songbird's song, cat's purr, and a dog's wagging tail.

[505] - The level of valor. Also the level of Dante.

[510] - The current level of Catholicism. Also the level of the Ganges River, which demonstrates the power of spiritual intention, the power of prayer. It calibrates there despite having sewage from 100 metropolitan areas, all kinds of filth, even bodies.

[520] - This level interestingly sees much country music, which may be due to the lyrics often speaking about the problems of the heart, emotionally speaking.

[535] - The energy level of Christmas, which is probably due to the common practice of giving gifts to others and having festive celebrations with good tidings.

[540] - Joy - At this level, love truly becomes unconditional. It becomes experienced as inner joy. This is not the sudden feeling of joy because of a turn of events. Rather, it is a constant accompaniment in everything the individual does in every moment of his or her life. Joy comes from each moment of existence. This is also the level of healing and spiritually-based self-help groups. What has been known as ‘miracles’ occurs when someone is at this level of consciousness. Only 0.4% of the global population is at this level. This is also the level of truth of Christian practice in the 6th century AD. This is the level at which the third eye opens, physically known as the Pineal Gland. Devotional acts calibrate at 540, because of the power of their intention. Includes folding hands in prayer, kneeling to pray, genuflection, praying at the Wailing Wall, turning a prayer wheel, etc.

[540+] - From this level upward, it is the domain of saints, advanced spiritual students, and healers. A capacity for enormous patience and the persistence of a positive attitude in the face of prolonged adversity is characteristic of this level. The hallmark of this state is Compassion.

[540] - The calibration of the music of George Harrison, on an overall basis. Also the level of Socrates.

[540-600] - This level of consciousness is reached after a person has a Near Death Experience, which are spiritually transformative and allowed individuals to quickly get to this level. At this level, the world seems illuminated by the beauty and perfection of creation. Everything happens effortlessly, by synchronicity, and the world and everything in it is seen to be an expression of love and divinity. A Presence is felt whose power facilitates phenomena outside conventional expectations of reality, and often termed ‘miraculous’ by the ordinary observer. The spiritual teachers in this level are the ones who have the most contact with significant numbers of people. At this level, joy leads many to become spiritual and inspirational teachers, healers, great artists, or even architects who create the great cathedrals that involve sacred geometry, great inspirational music, and the production of beauty in all its forms. Many major persuasions of Christianity including Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, Christian Science, and many small denominations such as the Quakers calibrate on this level.

[560] - Carl Jung was at this level. Sigmund Freud was below the level of 500 because of his denial of man’s spirituality, whereas Jung affirmed the spiritual nature of human beings.

[575] -The level consciousness of ecstasy.

[600]- A Course in Miracles (Workbook year of 365 days of lessons.)
According to David Hawkins, ACIM calibrates around 600+, making it very factual, and quite enlightening. Here is what Hawkins says about the Bible:

Quote:The Old Testament calibrates at only 190. However, Genesis is at 660, Psalms is 650, Proverbs is 350. If these are excluded then the remaining Old Testament calibrates at only 125. The New Testament calibrates at 640. However if Revelations were removed (calibrates at only 70) then the New Testament would calibrate at 790.

The current bible calibrates at 475 as a whole. To make it authentically "Holy" as the title implies, it would have to exclude all of the books of the Old Testament (except Genesis, Psalms and Proverbs) and Revelations. If that were done, then the bible would be truly "Holy" and calibrate at over 740. Importantly, the Lamsa version of the bible (Translated from Aramaic, Jesus’ language) is more accurate than the King James Version (translated from Greek). It calibrates 20 points higher. If the Lamsa bible excluded the old testament (except Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs) and revelations it would calibrate at 810. If Revelations were removed from the Lamsa version of the New Testament, it would calibrate at a whopping 880.

Society calibrates at 204 I think he said, with great minds on earth calibrating around 499-510 ranges. Hawkins own books calibrate from 850-999.5 ranges them, with 1000 being maximum for humanity. His calibration of the students of the book, ACIM, A Course in Miracles Students by Lesson 75 become "Immune" to negative stimuli, which Hawkins states is the critical point in the studies, but that the lessons must be followed from 1-75 before it all really clicks for people.

[600] - Peace - This level is associated with the experience designated by such terms as transcendence, Self-Realization, and Christ consciousness. It is extremely rare. Only 1 in 10,000,000 attain this at any given time. It is quite common that individuals at this level remove themselves from society, as the state of bliss that ensues precludes ordinary activity. Some become spiritual teachers; others work anonymously for the betterment of mankind. A few also become great geniuses in their respective fields and make major contributions to society. These individuals are saintly and may eventually be officially designated as such, although at this level, formal religion is commonly transcended and replaced by pure spirituality, from which religions originated. Bliss intervenes at this level and worldly activities stop, sometimes permanently. This level is also noted for the crossing over from the perceptual world of duality, to the perceptual world of Nonduality. Beyond this level, previous lives are easily remembered as well as the circumstances and significance of each life. One individual at this level counterbalances 10,000,000 below the level of 200. Perception at this level is reported as sometimes occurring in seemingly slow motion, suspended in time and space. Nothing is stationary and all is alive and radiant. Although this world is the same one that is seen by others, it has become continuously fluid, evolving in an exquisitely coordinated evolutionary dance in which significance and source are overwhelming. There is an infinite silence in the mind, which has stopped conceptualizing. Enlightenment is reached at levels 600 and higher. A Tibetan abbot once said that Peace is of the greatest importance in our world today. In the absence of peace, we lose what we have gained. In the presence of peace, all things are possible: love, compassion, and forgiveness. Peace is the source of all things. This is also the level of kinesiology.

[605]- The level of the Kabbalah and Aurobindo. (It is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an eternal/mysterious Creator and the mortal/finite universe.

[610] - The level of Lao Tzu and his teachings.

[630] - The calibration of the phrase Om Namaha Shivaya.

[640] - The King James Version of the New Testament.

[650] - The Book of Psalms.
Also the level of ‘I AM’ awareness and Awareness of the ‘I’ as being or is-ness. Also the level of "Shanti Shanti Shanti". The Lord's Prayer also calibrates on this level.

[660] - The perception of the Self as simply Existence.

[700-1000] -Self-Realization and Enlightenment - An individual at this level counterbalances the negativity of 70,000,000 individuals below the level of 200. This is also the level of Sages. The Self is seen as God Manifest. The Declaration of Independence resonates at this level.
The Koran also resonates at this level, as it was written before the fall of Mohamed after he ‘took up the sword’.

[700s] - The Aura emanating from individuals calibrating at this level has an attraction and an effect on visitors. They like to be near the presence of these individuals because they feel incredible inner peace. Serenity replaces fear and anxiety in those who are around individuals on this level. A typical statement given by a person on this level would be something like “There is no world to save; reality is just an illusion.” A statement such as this is not understandable to most at lower levels.

[700] - The level of the phrase Om Mane Padme Hum

[705] - The level of the Rig Veda

[700+] - There are 22 sages on this planet who calibrate at this level or higher, according to Dr. Hawkins. Of those, 20 of them are at 800 or more, of whom there are 10 at or over 900, and one sage at 990.

[740] - The mantra Om, as opposed to Aum, which is a serious alternation and is why it calibrates at the extremely low level of 65. This is also the level of the New Testament, if the Book of Revelations is included. This is also the level of Mohamed at the time he wrote the Koran, before dropping to 130 after he ‘took up the sword’ at age 38. ‘I’ is seen as a total statement As the Ultimate Reality.

[750] - Manifestation calibrates at this level. What appears to be change is the emergence of potentiality out of essence into manifestation. This is also the level of the
Lamsa translation of the New Testament from Aramaic.

[760] - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

[780] - The Heart Sutra and the Lotus Sutra.

[795] - Bodhidharma as well as the Zen teachings.

[800] - Teacher of Enlightenment.

[800s] - There is not much that is known about this level range. However, it is seen that salvation of all of humanity is a main priority and concern.

[810] - The level of Ramayana

[840] - The Self is seen as Beyond Existence or Nonexistence. (See The Self Illusion, by Bruce Hood)

[850] -The higher Self as Logos. This is also the level of Hinduism currently. Also the level of Void, Oneness, Nothingness, Reality as Consciousness, and Reality as Awareness.

[855] -The level of Allness

[890] - Hinayana Buddhism (lesser vehicle) and Zen Buddhism.

[800s and 900s] - Salvation of humanity as a whole is of primary concern. Spiritual reality, essences, and understandings are of importance. Form and its details are irrelevant except as a necessary style for communication. Physical discomfort starts to increase quite visibly in these levels of consciousness.

[900] - Buddhism was this level in the 6th century AD. The teachings of this particular religion have deteriorated less than any other religion.

[910] -The Bhagavad-Gita

[930] - the level of the esoteric teachings of Jesus Christ as of the 2nd century AD, some of which survived in the Gnostic texts. "After my departure there will arise the ignorant and the crafty, and many things will they ascribe unto Me that I never spake, and many things which I did speak will they withhold, but the day will come when the clouds shall be rolled away, and the Sun of Righteousness shall shine forth with healing in his wings." ~Jesus, The Essence Gospel of Peace.

[960] - Mahayana Buddhism (greater vehicle). Also the level of
Huang Po (his book "Dharma of Mind Transmission"
is at the level of the void 850, and was written before Po transcended to 960).

[965] - The Buddha’s Law of Dependent Origination or Interdependent Co-Creation.

[965] - Transcending the Levels of Consciousness, by David R. Hawkins

[970] - The Upanishads
The Upanishads -are Hindu scriptures that constitute the core teachings of Vedanta. The Upanishads have exerted an important influence on the Hindu philosophy and were collectively considered one of the 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written by the British poet Martin Seymour-Smith.

[985] - This is the level of an Avatar.

[990] - There is only one living sage at this level, according to Dr. Hawkins.

[999] - The statement “There is no cause of anything” calibrates at this level.

[1000] - This is the maximum energy level that can be tolerated by the human body and nervous system. It is the extremely rare level of avatars from ages past. No human has ever existed with a consciousness calibration higher than 1000. The archetypes Christ, Buddha, and Krishna are at this level. This state is also the existence of Buddhahood, Christ Consciousness, At-Oneness with the Source Manifest and Unmanifest.

Beyond the human realm of consciousness possibility[1000+] - Buddhahood, Brahman, Christ, Krishna, The ‘I’ of Ultimate Reality.

Infinity - The Source of reality manifest as divinity. The supreme creation Source of consciousness eternal. The Source of all that is.

Interesting Facts - Concerning consciousness calibration
1. Powerful patterns are associated with health; weak patterns are associated with sickness. Every thought, emotion, word & action has one pattern or the other. Every moment of our day we are either moving towards health or sickness.

2. Everything calibrates at certain levels from weak to high including books, food, water, clothes, people, animals, buildings, cars, movies, sports, music etc.

3. A good amount of the music today calibrates at levels below 200. Hence it leads to behavior associated with lower energy levels of consciousness.

4. Most movies will weaken people who watch them by bringing their energy levels down below the 200 level of consciousness.

5. 85% of the human race calibrates below the critical level of 200.

6. The power of the few individuals at the top counterbalances the weakness of the masses.
1 individual at level 300 counterbalances 90,000 individuals below level 200
1 individual at level 400 counterbalances 400,000 individuals below level 200
1 individual at level 500 counterbalances 750,000 individuals below level 200
1 individual at level 600 counterbalances 10 million individuals below level 200
1 individual at level 700 counterbalances 70 million individuals below level 200
12 individuals at level 700 equal one Avatar (eg. Buddha, Jesus, Krishna) at level 1,000

7. Any meaningful human satisfaction cannot even commence until the level of 250 where some degree of self confidence begins to emerge.

8. When one’s consciousness falls below 200 at any given moment you start to lose power and thus grow weaker and more prone to be manipulated by one's surroundings.

9. Parts of one’s life will calibrate at a higher level of consciousness while other parts will calibrate a lower levels. It’s the overall average that determines one’s consciousness.

BOOKS – muscle tested by D. Hawkins
Bhagavad-Gita 910
Vedas 910
Zohar 720
Ramayana 810
Mahabarata 780
Kabala 720
Apocrypha 740
Tora 740
Koran 700
Heart Sutra 780
Lotus Sutra 780
Diamond Sutra 700
Gospel of Thomas 660
Dead Sea Scrolls 650
Book of Kells 570
Vedanta 595
King James bible 475
Lamsa bible 495
Genesis (Lamsa) 660
Psalms 650
Proverbs 350
New Testament (KJ) 640
Lamsa bible (minus
Old Testament& revelations,
but including Genesis, Psalms,
& Proverbs 880
Tibetan Book
of the Dead 575
San Hedron 240
Yoga sutras (Patanjali) 630
A Cource In Miracles 600
Book of Mormon 510

Books Written by David RHawkins in order of publication. (est. 800-1000)
1. Power vs Force
2. The Eye of the I
3. I:Reality and Subjectivity
4. Truth vs. Falsehood: How to Tell the Difference
5. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness
6. Discovery of the Presence of God: Devotional Nonduality
7. Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man
8. Healing and Recovery

SPIRITUAL PRACTICES-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
Christian communion 700
Transcendental Meditation 220
Qiqong 195
Tai chi 310
Hatha yoga 260
Kung Fu 410
Rebirthing 250
Est 400
Sedona Releasing 490
Avatar workshops 245
Seth books 470
Reiki 285
Scientology 195
Rosicrucian 405
Science of Mind 405
I Ching 430
Theosophy 365
Druids 450

PRAYERS AND MANTRAS-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
Lord's Prayer 650
Om 740
Om Namaha Shivaya 630
Shanti Shanti 650
Om Mane Padme Hum 700
Gregorian Chants 595
Japa 525
Jesus' Prayer 525
Rosary 515
Prayer of Jabez 310
Cursing (Lord's name
in vain) 45
Damning people
to hell 15
Ankh (symbol) 160
Shaktipat Energy 160

SPIRITUAL CONCEPTS-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
"None get to heaven but by me" 940
Eye of the I 900
I (as divinity) 980/998
I (as allness) 990
I (as void) 990
I (as supreme) 1000
Buddha Nature 1000
Justice 380
Justice as "eye for an eye" 375
Theology 460

TRUE-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
Chi Energy
Etheric Body
Jesus' Thirty three miracles
Jesus Fed multitudes
Apostles' miracles
Seaking in tongues
Pentacostal flame
John the Baptist – killed for revealing the truth
Jesus – killed for revealing the truth
Name and form are one
Wait 3 days before burial/cremation
Human can live on prana energy
Consciousness level set at birth
Exact time of death/leaving the body set at birth

NOT TRUE-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
Prophesied End Times
St. Mathew's prophesied end times
One can experience one's own physical death

BUDDHISM-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
Mahayana 980
Zen 890
Hinayana 890
Lotus Land 740
Tantric 515
Tibetan 490
Won 405

CHRISTIANITY-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
1st Century 980
After Council of Nicea 485
College of Cardinals 490
Papacy 570
Coptic 475
Born Again 350
Gnostic 290
Modern Protestantism 510
Christian Science 410
Modern Catholicism 440
Jesuit Order 440
Catholic position on
pedophelia 90
Amish 375
Quakers 505
Unity 540
Pentacostal 310
Puritan 210
TV Evangelist 205
LDS (Mormon) 390
7th Day Adventist 190
Right Wing fundamentalist 95
Right wing fund. Tv evang. 90
Jehovah's Witness 195

HINDU-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
Ancient 700
Modern 499
Hari Krishna 460
Subud 470
Sikh 420
Tamal Siddha Vedanta 330
Raja Yoga 485
Sahaj Marg 410
Jainism 495
Islam 700
Current Mohamadism 325
Muslims 205
Shiite Muslims 55
Judaism (modern) 530
Shinto 350
Taoism 500
Unification Church 150
Wicca 160
New Ageism 185

NAMES OF GOD-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
Buddha Nature (as allness) 1000
Buddha Nature (as void) 980
Native American Great Spirit 850
Yahweh 460
Jehovah 205
Elohim 100
God of Old Testament 100
Greek Gods 90
Germanic Gods 90
Scandinavian Gods 90
Gods of War 90
Pagan Gods 100
Name of God as "OM" tests negative
God Transcendent 1000
God Immanent 1000

SPIRITUAL TITLES-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
Master 700
Saint 700
Lord 1000
Angels 550
Archangels 50,000
Enlightenment 600
Teacher of the Way
to Enlightenment 800
Pope 570
True Guru 540 +
Guru (prior to 1960's) 540
Guru (since the '60's) 190
Baba 190

SPIRITUAL TEACHER CALIBRATIONS-– muscle tested by D. Hawkins
Jesus Christ 1000
Buddha 1000
Krishna 1000
Zoroaster 1000

Spiritual Teachers

Huang Po 960
Gandhi 760
Mother Theresa 710
Meister Eckhart 700
Chief Detroit 650
Karmapa 630
Muktananda 750
Vivekananda 610
Ramakrishna 620
Rabbi Moses de Leon 720
Nisargadatta Maharaj 720
Ramana Maharshi 720
Ramesh Balsekar 760
Confucius 590
St. Patrick 590
Wallace Black Elk 499
John Calvin 580
John Wesley 360
Martin Luther 580
Dalai Lama 570
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 410
Robert Powell 575
Joel Goldsmith 455
HWL Poonja 370
Wei Wu Wei 475
Charles Filmore 485
Padmasambava 595
Satchitananda 605
Meher Baba 240
Sri Karumay 221
Tenzin Gyaltsen 599
Alice Bailey 445
Vernon Howard 455
Patanjali 660
Peter Ousepensky 335
Robert Schuller 405
Thich Naht Hahn 460
Nostradamus 220
Yogananda 540
Lao Tzu 520
Alan Watts 485
John Blofield 465
Poonjaji 520
Bernadette Roberts 445
Ram Das 420
Chungliang Al Huang 405
C.W. Leadbetter 485
John Bradshaw 460
M Scott Peck 475
Gangaji 475
Joseph Smith 520
Emmett Fox 470
Thomas Merton 520
Hazrat Khan 499
Sant Thahar Singh 315
C.S. Lewis 390
Sri Siva (Sri Guruji) 220
Joseph Campbell 410

My memoir  "From Hollywood to God"  is now on Amazon and Kindle books!

Sneak-A-Peek Below!
My first stop was to The World Sound Healing Conference in San Francisco. I wanted to understand the science of frequencies, especially if everything in the universe was vibrating to their own unique song! I waited in the large conference room to hear Dr. Susan Yale's lecture on the Harmonic Oscillator. The room went dark and three pyramids projected on a large movie screen.

"You can hear the sound of "nature" between the Pyramids of Giza," Dr. Yale said, pausing, "it's a perfect F Sharp." No one moved. She spoke slowly, "If you knew there was a place in the world where you could hear God, would you go?" I always wanted to swim down the Nile! ~ from my Memoir, (click link—"From Hollywood to God"  Kelly Granite Enck on Amazon books and Kindle.
Giza, Egypt
Hiking through Bhutan

Tiger's Temple, Thailand
River Kwai, Thailand

Tiger's Nest Bhutan

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The Kingdom of Bhutan!
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