5.6 – SECRETS OF THE TOMBS (1.25.13)

RETURN TO THE STARS [7f]

Sierra County, New Mexico, 2010.

CONTROLLER: Three, two, one, fire.

Aerospace company Celestis Incorporated launches one of the world’s first private memorial spaceflights, providing a unique new funeral service for the deceased.

“What this company does is, essentially, launch the ashes of dead people into space, including the Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, 1960s icon Timothy Leary, even the astronaut Gordon Cooper, who was part of the Mercury program that NASA created.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Celestis rents compartments on board conventional rockets assigned to carry satellites and other payloads into orbit.

“They only do, like, seven grams of ashes that they send out there in small, tiny containers, and so, to me, this is quite an incredible thing because we now have the possibility of sending cremated remains into outer space.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“We have to wonder if this is now replicating some of the ancient things that we’ve seen by using a boat or some type of symbology that the pharaoh or the king in the afterlife was being prepared to go back into the heavens.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

But why would we want to send our dearly departed into space? Does it, in fact, fulfill some unconscious human desire to return to the stars after death? And could this, in some way, be connected to mankind’s centuries-old belief in Heaven, a Utopian world that exists far above and beyond our own?

“I think it’s interesting that the people who do this are the ones who have been the visionaries, the ones who really wanted to take mankind into deep space and take us on a voyage of discovery, trying to find out whether there are human beings there, and I think it’s interesting that in the future we’re probably going to see more and more of this, and that we’re going to become more and more in tune with what our ancestors were thinking. Maybe, at one point in the future, we will be able to physically send an entire body into deep space, on a voyage to reconnect with our ancestors.”

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

“We’re all made of stars, and the whole Universe is created out of the dust of stars, and so it seems natural for some people to want to have their ashes sent back into space.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“In the ancient world, we were seen fundamentally as immortal souls briefly incarnated in human bodies and, and possibly reincarnating and coming back again and again. It was understood that some aspect of the individual lived on beyond this physical life, and the tomb was, in a sense, an immortal home for that aspect of the individual.”

Graham Hancock (Author, Fingerprints of the Gods)

Is it possible, as some researchers believe, that mankind has long tried to make a connection with our otherworldly origins? And, if so, might ancient tombs throughout the world have been constructed to facilitate this celestial journey, even after death?

“It’s hard to know what our earliest ancestors were thinking when they looked up into the night sky. Perhaps they felt dwarfed by its immensity. Perhaps they wondered what the stars were, up in the sky. Probably they projected their mythology or maybe invented mythology about goddesses and gods and other spiritual beings, living in a heavenly world above them. Maybe that’s why so many of their ancient temples were aligned with these heavenly bodies.”

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

“Our ancestors were building these structures so that they could be seen by the gods in the sky and by the souls on their way to the gods in the sky. What our ancestors are saying, what our ancestors are reinforcing, is that the soul is going to go on a voyage into the stars.”

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

“All over the world, we have very similar types of ceremonies that have to do with entombing people, and you have to wonder a little bit if your body is being preserved and it’s going to be used again. And if we could do this, that’s something that extraterrestrials would be able to do, too.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Tombs…interconnected by design, tradition, and a desire for a peaceful passage from life to death. Is it possible ancient burial chambers were built from knowledge passed on to our ancient ancestors by celestial beings? And if so, might we one day reunite with these beings through an otherworldly portal? Perhaps the answer will be revealed in our lifetime or, perhaps, only after we take our final breath.

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