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    Dream from 5-31-11; A Terrifying Temple


    5/31/11; Memorial Day


    I was in a brand new building. A noted temple to an unnamed god. It was round, with a small dome, some columns, mostly white, light, and airy. The top floor had no doors or windows, but no walls either. You could come in whenever you wanted.


    It had become a popular tourist attraction and many people (including myself) were milling about, admiring the architecture, reading plaques about its history and founders, etc. There was a movie/documentary playing at one part for anyone to watch about the temple, its god, and its worship.


    It showed a second floor below the one everyone was currently on, only open once (a year?) a certain time had arrived, though technically one could go there anytime. There were no chains, signs, bars, or locks. A special ritual took place in which many women dressed very elaborately, and supposedly virgins went to this second level which was cozier than the first floor.


    It was also round, but no doors or windows, just some open stairs in several places leading down. The floor was cushioned (yellow I think) and everything had a plush, rich feeling. The women laid down on their backs with their knees up, everyone set exactly so far apart from each other. They were waiting for their first sexual encounter from their god. The next scene showed no god, but all the women pleasuring one another until they had each…you know. They were clearly having a great time.


    Then they were led down to a third level, not shown on the movie. There were open stairs leading a short way down to a very small room. As soon as the first was down, waiting for her god, it came. I only saw the stairs and ceiling light up with an orange flash, heard a rush of fire, and a short scream.


    They were all burned alive and very quickly. No chance for retreat. Even with the screams of the others, many of the women didn’t get what was happening and still went down willingly and expectantly. No one made it.


    I ran from the movie and the temple in tears and disgust. I noticed all the other tourists still milling about and admiring things.


    I ran out into the street and saw a little girl maybe 5-10 half-hiding behind a building across the street. I went to her and spoke with her. She understood what was happening when none of the adults would. She was terrified. We talked about Jesus and His hope.


    She became a Christian and witnessed right then to another little girl she knew. This new girl had not been kind to her before, but she also became a Christian and the two girls clung to each other and became best friends. Then I woke up.


    *I had the dream first, and began researching after. I would say my research confirms what I felt when I woke up. Here is a depiction of what the One World Religion could/does look like. I think the main emphasis here is to recognize how sin tempts us (and what the end result is), how many are taken in and deceived while thinking they are super-intelligent (enlightend, elite), and how obvious it is to those who will see and hear.


    All people have a tendency to rationalize behavior away. As Christians we cannot turn a blind eye (or open arms) to mystical stuff anymore.


    I read in my Bible last night in Matt. 18,

    “ 1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

     2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

    6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! 8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.

    9 And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell. 10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.


    Side notes:

    The “pattern” the women on the second level were lying in was that of a zodiac (evenly spaced, radial pattern).


    *(added 6/5/12) This dream was brought to mind last night, and as I was casually reading an article about Catholic mysticism, I was struck by the paraellels between my dream and the words of these Catholic mystics (my emphasis added).

    "Thomas Keating, writes, "In the mystical life one passes from one layer to the next in an inner or downward journey to the core of the personality where dwells the great mystery called God….  This is the never-ending journey, which is recognizable in the mysticism of all the great religions.  It is a journey towards union because the consciousness gradually expands and integrates data from the so-called unconscious while the whole personality is absorbed into the great mystery of God"[1][1]

    Likewise, the Catholic monk and priest, Basil Pennington, is a major proponent of pagan practices and Gnostic mysticism.  He writes, "In the course of the years, sitting in silent prayer, beyond where words can interfere, men and women of many diverse traditions have come together.  In that deeper place a oneness is experienced that gives assurance and heart to our feeble ecumenical efforts and interreligious dialogues.

    “Mike Perschon may call it prayer but, in fact, it is the same practice used in eastern religions to achieve union with other gods.  He instructs on how to have feelings of euphoria with one's common sense overwhelmed.  A person may believe he has made a connection with something spiritual, as "alpha brain patterns" have allegedly broken through.  It fact, it is simply occult mysticism sugarcoated; deadly poison which is typical Catholic mysticism, and now, the Emerging Movement.”

    (Taken from: http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=8326)


    These passages exactly describe the temple and its function in my dream, as well as the worship/sexual encounter designed to bring "union" between people and God.

    Other notes (from 6/5/12): The temple is an oculus (eye) with three round layers (eyeball, iris, and pupil) (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/424956/oculus). Occultists/New Agers commonly use the phrase “inner eye” or “third eye” relating to the spiritual “sense”


    (http://www.crystalinks.com/thirdeyepineal.html). A dome also esoterically symbolizes a spiritual gateway and power, accounting for its popular use in temples. An eye is a common depiction in other religions. There is the “Eye of Horus” (Ancient Egyptian), the “all-seeing eye” of Freemasonry, the “evil eye” originating from Turkey, etc. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Providence)


    A dome could also represent the female principle (womb or breast), which also makes sense within the dream’s context (http://vigilantcitizen.com/sinistersites/mystical-sites-u-s-capitol/).


    The radial pattern (mentioned above) could also represent a wheel, a very common symbol (fashioned after the zodiac, and representing the cyclical nature of time) found in the occult and other religions.

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