by Marinus Jan Marijs
The Classics about the super sensory world
1. The Egyptian book of the death.
2. The hades voyage in the Greek classics.
3. Plato’s myth of the real earth “Vision of Er” (Republic 616-17).
4. Paul’s second letter at the Corinthians 12 : 2-4, he wrote:
“I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell”.
5. Plutarch’s ‘De sera numinous vindicta, the vision of Aridaeus’ (AD. 79).
6. “The Revelations of St. John. The Book of Revelation, often known simply as Revelation or the Apocalypse, is the final book of the New Testament and occupies a central part in Christian eschatology. Written in Koine Greek, its title is derived from the first word of the text, apokalypsis, meaning “unveiling” or “revelation”. The author of the work identifies himself in the text as “John” and says that he was on Patmos, an island in the Aegean, when he was instructed by a heavenly figure to write down the contents of a vision. This John is traditionally supposed to be John the Apostle, although historical-critical scholarship largely rejects this view. Recent scholarship has suggested other possibilities including a putative figure given the name John of Patmos. Most modern scholars believe it was written around AD 95, with some believing it dates from around AD 70″. (Wikipedia)
7. Gregarious the Great Dialogues (last book).
8. The Tibetan ‘book of the dead’. “The Bardo Thodol, is a funerary text. It is often referred to in the West by the more casual title, Tibetan Book of the Dead, a name which draws a parallel with the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, another funerary text. The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth. This interval is known in Tibetan as the bardo. The text also includes chapters on the signs of death, and rituals to undertake when death is closing in, or has taken place. It is the most internationally famous and widespread work of Tibetan Nyingma literature.” (Wikipedia)
9. Dante’s La Divina commedia. “An epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem’s imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.” (Wikipedia)
10. Swedenborg’s Writings.
11. Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. “A novella by English author Charles Dickens, first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim.” (Wikipedia)
In much religious writings one can find descriptions of out of the body experiences (Ascension). There is a great similarity between the modern descriptions of out of the body experiences, The Tibetan ‘book of the dead’ from the 8th century and Plutarch’s ‘De sera numinous vindicta’, from AD.79.
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