5.20 – MYSTERIOUS RELICS (11.15.13)

THE TRUE CROSS [21f]

Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. According to some researchers, this sacred site is the place where the crucified Jesus was buried, and after three days, rose from the dead. And it was near here, in 326 AD, that the remains of a relic thought to be Jesus’s cross were discovered by a Roman empress.

“Empress Helena was the mother of the emperor Constantine, and she was an early convert to Christianity. According to legend, she journeyed to the holy land to found a number of churches there, and when she was there she was drawn to the-the Hill of Calvary, where Jesus was allegedly executed. And she had the pagan temple which she found there torn down, and in the rubble of that temple, she allegedly discovered the true cross, the cross where Jesus was crucified.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

“She found three crosses. Well, Christ was crucified with two thieves, so three crosses might be the right artifacts. But to test them, she brought a woman with terminal disease, very near death, to touch the crosses. She touched the first two and her condition was unchanged. When she touched the third cross, she was miraculously healed, and Helena declared that to be the True Cross upon which Christ died.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“The true cross, it’s sacred. Sacred to many, many, many people. And people collect these, or like to say that they may have pieces of this cross, because it brings them closer to the one they love, or their Lord and Savior, call it what you will. Literally hundreds of Christian churches lay claim to the fact that they have pieces of the actual cross that Jesus died on.”

Rev. Michael J.S. Carter, M.Div.
(Author, Alien Scriptures)

“Like many relics or pieces of saints’ bodies, the True Cross where Jesus was crucified was believed to have all kinds of miraculous powers, including healing powers and the power to grant salvation. So, if you were to touch or own a relic of the True Cross, a piece of the True Cross, some of that power that Christ had would transfer itself to you through the power of touch.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

“It’s a fascinating thought that relics like the True Cross could contain some divine energy that will heal people, even raise them from the dead. So, is it possible that they are some kind of extraterrestrial artifacts with some kind of power in them that we don’t understand?”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Could fragments of Jesus’s cross, like other ancient stones and relics, really have harnessed strange extraterrestrial energy? Could legends concerning mysterious healing powers really be true?

“It’s very human for people to want to possess, whether it’s a piece of cloth, a stone, a follicle of hair to possess an object that means something to them, an object that can perhaps help them in their life. Could these relics assist us in-in invoking otherworldly power? I think we need to be open. We need to be open to that possibility. Clearly, our ancestors thought so.”

Rev. Michael J.S. Carter, M.Div.
(Author, Alien Scriptures)

“Well, ancient relics were very important to many different ancient cultures just as they still are today to religions. And the reason for this is that it was believed that they were access points to otherworldly environments wherein the gods, the spirits, the immortals dwelled.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

“Throughout history, we find that some of our most powerful figures, our most powerful leaders, have gone on relic quests. They’re looking for the Holy Grail, the Spear of Destiny, the Key of Life. And the belief is that if we can acquire these relics, we will acquire powers beyond human comprehension. Powers that originally came from the gods that will make us more godlike if we can get our hands on them.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“The relic tradition, this tooth from a-a deity, the bone from a saint, all of these aspects really tie in that somehow, this deity, this saint is able to link us mere mortals to the realm of the divine.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Sacred bones…golden hats…and fragments of sacred objects thought to possess healing properties. Is it possible that these ancient and mysterious relics help to prove that extraterrestrials not only visited Earth in the ancient past, but remain strangely connected to us throughout space and time? Perhaps the truth of mankind’s origins has been right before our eyes for hundreds and thousands of years, in fabric, metal and stone, and in the DNA of holy saints and martyrs, who someday, thanks to modern science, may even rise again.

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