Interdimensionality in Religion, Exopolitics and Psychiatry.
Mary Lou Johnson
When I was 33 I had a dramatic spiritual awakening that changed my life. It occurred in ways that seemed unscientific, but that I had accepted earlier after reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Swami Yogananda. One evening in December of 1976 while chatting with my husband I glanced down at the fly leaf of the book I was about to read that had been co-written by Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) and Swami Muktananda. On it was a black and white photo of Muktananda. As I glanced at it, the picture seemed to come to life and his eyes where looking straight into mine. I heard the words “I love you” repeated three times. That night I awoke to find him standing beside my bed and telling me how my life would unfold. After telling me these things he said that I would now forget it and remember it as I needed it. For the next three days I was in an altered state of consciousness, feeling equal with every person and every part of creation.
After three days I returned to my normal state, but my life had been altered forever. Later I attended an Intensive at the Melbourne Siddha Yoga Ashram and experienced a very dramatic and noisy kundalini awakening. Everything in my life changed after that and a few months later I found myself spending three months at an ashram in India with Muktananda. During my studies there my worldview changed completely after being introduced to a whole new cosmology which included life on other planets in other dimensions, as well as reincarnation.
As I returned to the West and heard scientists debating the subject there was a part of me that always whispered, “You won’t understand until you accept interdimensionality”, and now 45 years later I find it is beginning to happen. Along with research into Near Death Experiences and contact with alien beings in UFO’s, the subject is gaining credibility. The jury is still out on how many dimensions exist, but the possiblity of their existence is now commonplace amongst open-minded scientists and lay people. Now as scientists are researching the subject of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon more and more are starting to explore the spiritual/interdimensional possibilities.
Much of my nursing career was spent working in the Psychiatric field. I always wondered about the origin of the voices and delusions to which schizophrenics responded. In recent times I am more and more convinced that they are also interdimensional and differ only from mystical experiences in that they are distressing and negative while mystical encounters are life affirming and positive. This leads me to believe that there are both benevolent and destructive entitites in other dimensions that are trying to get our attention. The lower astral entities like to feed on the energy of fear and anger. Even Buddha and Jesus were tempted by dark forces.
In my nursing school days we spent some time playing with a Ouija board and were both amazed and terrified, finally getting rid of it.
There have always been mediums who are able to transcend dimensions and communicate with departed loved ones.
In the past thirty years the dual phenomenon of astral travel and of chanelling off-planet entities has become increasingly popular. Some of these entitites are very wise and helpful while others seem to be just having fun with our gullibility. For this reason discernment is very important, and one must develop one’s own innate guidance system.
It is important to keep our emotional, psychological and spiritual health in balance.
Religions have always perpetuated theories about receiving support and guidance in our daily life through belief in unseen entities such as avatars and angels. They have also warned us about and generated fear of negative demonic entities. All religions have answers to the dilemma of what happens after death. In India I learned that there are various levels or “Lokas” to which one can go after death depending upon their degree of spiritual attainment in this third dimensional world as well as in previous lifetimes.. Some belief systems, such as those in the Abrahamic tradition, hold that the dead go to a specific plane of existence after death, as determined by God, or other divine judgment, based on their actions or beliefs during this one and only life. There are usually only two very different options— reward or punishment.
I believe that the veil between our third dimensional world and the higher dimensions is thinning and increasingly we will be able to access and accept the possibility of interdimensional realities. Perhaps the next Paradigm on Planet Earth holds many marvellous wonders.