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September 28, 2007
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DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
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GREETINGS EARTHLINGS!
I hope you are enjoying this bonus summer weather.

In past newsletters I offered a series of articles on the 'power of consciousness'. (By the way, all previous newsletters are available on the 'newsletter' page at my website - whyislife.com.) In this issue I'll be presenting the second segment of a series of articles on 'magick'.

Did any of you get a chance to attend 'the Secret' convention this past weekend in Toronto? The awareness of the power of consciousness and its capacity to greatly improve one's life is growing rapidly. It's very exciting!

Peace and love, Dennis.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?

- part 2 -

by Dennis Gaumond

            

            In Part 1 of this article we saw that, in the Old Testament, there are many references to the concept of 'magic' -  the capacity to perform miracles - the idea that consciousness has creative power. In the New Testament, such references are usually associated only with Jesus. However the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Nag Hamadi scrolls and may other sources are leading modern historians and scholars to differ greatly with the Bible's presentation of the way things were at the time of Jesus. In those days there were many leaders and preachers, often referred to as 'messiahs' or 'anointed ones', who went about 'performing miracles'. They were magicians or magi. One such leader, who gets very little press in the Bible, was Simon Magus. Scholars contend that he was a friend and ally to Jesus and that he had a following easily as large as Jesus'.

            We've been led to believe that the title 'Jesus the Nazarene' comes from the idea that Jesus was born and raised in the town of Nazareth. Modern archeologists, however, claim that this town didn't exist before the 3rd century A.D. This title actually comes from a different source. Jesus was a purveyor of the Nazarene tradition, a sub-sect of the Essene tradition, as was his brother James. In the Old Testament the word was 'Nazirite', defined as "one that is separated or consecrated". (Numbers 6: 2-22) Samson was a Nazirite, characterized by the long hair and beard that is common to both Samson and Jesus. Although the Hollywood version of Samson depicts him as a muscleman, there is no reference to his physical strength in the Bible, but rather to his incredible 'power'. He was a magician. (Judges 13 - 17)

            The words 'nazarene' and 'nazirite' are derived from the Hebrew word, 'notsrim', which means 'preservers of truth'. The Nazarenes were concerned with preserving the essence of the ancient teachings, much of which had to do with magic and the effective use of the will. After Jesus, James continued to carry on these teachings until he was executed in 64 A.D. The Merovingian Kings of France, sometimes referred to as the 'sorcerer kings' sporting long hair and beards, are said to have also carried on these traditions.

            Recently, in the wake of the Da Vinci Code, there has been an increasing awareness that the Church has been hiding some very significant information from us for many centuries. Along with hidden information about Jesus, such as his marriage to Mary Magdalene, these secrets contain much information about magic and bodies of knowledge that have the ability to empower mankind. Secret societies throughout the ages, such as the Freemasons, the Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians and many others, have been very much interested in Hermetic magic and alchemy.

            The awareness of magic was much more widespread in the past. The Roman Church, other religions and a variety of groups who seek power by their ability to control the masses have been very successful at suppressing this knowledge over the past two millennia. The last thing they need is for people to be truly empowered by the knowledge that we can perform miracles with the force of our consciousness. Despite these efforts, this awareness is returning in a big way.

 

(In subsequent newsletters we'll be presenting more segments of this article. We'll be exploring more info about magic, including tips on how to become a skilled and effective magician. Stay tuned.)

 
Come out and join us for this great ongoing tradition of chanting together - very uplifting and fun.

GUELPH CHANT CLUB

DATE                       CITY                        TOPIC                        VENUE                      
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OCT. 3/07                 Guelph,                   Guelph                          Unitarian Church
7:45 to 9:30 pm        Ontaro                    Chant Club

The Unitarian Church is on the corner of
Harris and York Streets in Guelph.

For more Detailed directions, check out guelph-unitarians.ca


WATERLOO CHANT CLUB

DATE                       CITY                        TOPIC                        VENUE                      
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OCT. 19/07          Waterloo,              Waterloo Chant            Community of Hearts
7:30 to 9 pm          Ontario                       Club                          Yoga Studio


The Community of Hearts Yoga Studio
826 King St. N., Unit 21 across from the Waterloo Stockyards, close to St. Jacobs 
(north on Conestoga Pkwy, exit at Rr - 15, turn left onto King St.)  COST: $15

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