7.6 – ALIEN RESURRECTIONS (12.5.14)

EGYPTIAN MUMMIES [7c]

Low Earth Orbit. September 2007. An experiment aboard a Russian Foton M-3 spaceship is trying to determine how resurrection works in the natural world. It contains dozens of microscopic animals called tardigrades.

“The tardigrades are a class of organisms that we refer to as extremophiles, meaning they can withstand extreme stresses that would kill most organisms.”

– Kirsten Fisher, Ph.D.
(Asst. Prof. of Biology, Cal State, Los Angeles)

On Earth, tardigrades are almost impossible to kill. They can survive temperatures far above boiling and far below freezing by shedding almost all water in their cells.

“The tardigrade is a really interesting creature, and it’s actually evolved to have this amazing ability to go into these deep states of what you might call hibernation. They’re able to survive in really harsh conditions. But there’s still metabolism going on, just very, very slowed down.”

– Heather Berlin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
(Prof. of Neuroscience, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine),
(Neuroscientist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai)

On this mission, scientists want to see if they can survive long blasts of solar radiation, so they’re placed outside the capsule for 12 days. They become inert, but are they actually dead?

“They were brought back to Earth, rehydrated. We think they also have really good, very efficient, DNA repair mechanisms, because they essentially come back to life, often rather rapidly. Scientists do refer to that as a resurrection.”

  – Kirsten Fisher, Ph.D.
(Asst. Prof. of Biology, Cal State, Los Angeles)

There’s a curious parallel to the tardigrade in the ancient world a dead creature that was preserved by removing all liquids while it awaited resurrection. Egyptian mummies. In preparation for the afterlife, the ancients removed all blood, water and organs from a body they planned to mummify.

“In order to preserve a body, you cannot leave organs in the body that are going to rot the body. And the Egyptians learned that very quickly. And they knew which organs had to be removed, and that the blood had to be drained from the body to preserve the body for potential resurrection.”

  – John Van Auken (Author / Lecturer),
(Dir., Edgar Cayce Foundation), (Author, Ancient Egyptian Mysticism)

If the body was properly prepared, the Egyptians believed its soul would start its long and arduous journey into the afterlife.

“There were a lot of rules. There was a lot of very specific navigation that needed to take place in order to get your soul from death into this this afterlife. Sometimes these rules were so difficult that they would be written down. And oftentimes, we find them written on the insides of the tops of coffins.”

Robert Cargill, Ph.D.
(Former: Biblical Archaeologist, UCLA),
(Current: Asst. Prof. of Classic & Religious Studies,
Univ. of Iowa)

“At Saqqara is where we find the pyramid texts, some of the oldest religious texts in the world. They’re devoted to the concept of how to not only preserve the human body, but to prepare the soul for journeying into the stars. The ancient Egyptians made it clear that they were in contact with extraterrestrial civilizations. In particular, one god, Ptah, came from Sirius. Now, Ptah is also the god the ancient Egyptians said who crafted or fashioned the human body. He is also the god of technology. So, when you put all this together, it sure sounds like Ptah taught the ancient Egyptians how to resurrect the body and travel the cosmos.”

– 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)

Is it possible, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest, that the Egyptians’ complex beliefs about resurrection came from the extraterrestrial beings that they believed had visited their civilization in the past?

“It’s very possible that when we look at the Egyptians performing their very intricate mummification process, this is something that they might’ve witnessed. Maybe they didn’t fully understand the process of what made it possible, but they would do their best to mimic it, and that’s exactly what we see with mummification.”

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

But if the Egyptians believed the soul traveled through the cosmos, why did they make such an effort to preserve the corpse? According to their texts, the ancient Egyptians believed the soul was made up of five parts. The two most important were the Ba and Ka. The Ba journeyed into the afterlife while the Ka remained in the body.

“The proper preparation of a corpse during burial was essential to success in the afterlife. That is, the Ka needed a properly prepared body in which to dwell. And if that body, if that vessel, isn’t properly maintained, that person could die a second death in the afterlife.”

Robert Cargill, Ph.D.
(Former: Biblical Archaeologist, UCLA),
(Current: Asst. Prof. of Classic & Religious Studies,
Univ. of Iowa)

Most scholars say the Egyptians believed resurrection involved the soul being born again in the afterlife, rather than being physically resurrected on Earth.

“The ultimate objective was for the Ba to unite with its twin, our Ka, as they called it, and form a third entity that they called the Akh – the shining one, the shining being – that was then capable of traveling the stars as a celestial being. So, this is suggesting that the ancient Egyptians had a very deep soul technology or a way of transforming the soul, certainly prying it out of the body, uniting it with its twin self and creating a light-being form.”

– 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)

But could it be that the Egyptians believed that the part of the soul that remained within the body could be resurrected as well? Might this be why they went to such great lengths to preserve the body? Because they believed there would be a time when they would be bodily resurrected here on Earth? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and suggest further evidence that this was knowledge taught to our ancestors by otherworldly visitors can be found by examining stories from the African rain forest stories of real-life zombies.

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