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A couple of years ago, I started researching the universe, or the cosmos. The more information gathered on this fascinating topic, the more I've become enthralled with the subject.

How big is the universe? It is a question man has been asking since the beginning of time. The infinite size is staggering, and even that's putting it mildly. There are no words to describe the gargantuan size of the universe. With countless stars and galaxies we can only imagine what is out there.

Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson states, "It would be inexcusably egocentric to suggest that we are alone in the cosmos, the chemistry is too rich to declare that, the universe is too vast." "There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand in all the beaches of the world." "There are more stars in the universe than all the sounds and words ever uttered by all humans who have ever lived, to say we are alone in the universe."

While researching Gliese 581c, considered an Ocean Planet or Water World, because it's purported to be 100% water, I remembered an interview by Michael Newton, Ph.D., author and hypnotherapist. Dr. Newton wrote a book entitled, "Destiny of Souls." In Destiny of Souls, 67 people recall their life between lives through Dr. Newton's personal work in spiritual hypnotherapy.

He was asked the question, "What about other worlds?" Dr. Tyson's response, "What is interesting about talking to people who have incarnated on other worlds is that What appeals to the particular souls about Earth may also be appealing to similar environments. For instance, when I'm talking to large audiences I ask the audience, how many people who have had dreams you can fly, about 75% will raise their hands. Then I will say, how many of you have had dreams where you can swim under water, and breathe, and that you're a very intelligent life form. What this indicates is (and our dreams do tell us a lot about our former experiences) that many people who have incarnated on earth, have possibly incarnated on flying and water worlds. ** See Michael Newton video above, go to 08:15 for Newton's response to the question, "How about other worlds?"

I read Dr. Newton's book a couple of years ago, and viewed the video shortly afterwards. Fast forward 24-months and I find out that Gliese 581c is an Ocean Planet. But that's just one of many indications that the cosmos and the spiritual world are intertwined in ways we cannot imagine. It's difficult to wrap our brains around this concept because the majority, even in 2013, are steeped in religious folklore that severely limits collective rationale and reasoning... continued
Ancient Astronaut Theory: The Ancient Astronaut Theory or Paleocontact Hypothesis states that during the pre-historic era, intelligent extraterrestrial beings visited earth and made contact with humans... continued
Does death exist? New theory says no: Many of us fear death. We believe in death because we have been told we will die. We associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die... continued
Crab Mentality in Human Beings: Sometimes it helps to use metaphors to describe the current situations that we are living under to help people see what is right in front of them. The violence and twisted mentality that consumes many cultures around the world is difficult for someone to notice when they have grown up around it, and know nothing else... continued
For Alien Life-Seekers, New Reason to Hope: For those of us who still mourn the demise of the “Star Trek” franchise and its vision of the cosmos as a thrillingly multicultural if occasionally lethal nightclub, the announcement last week that many Sun-size stars in our galaxy are girdled with Earth-size planets was, frankly, transporting... continued
How Many Galaxies in the Universe: Our Earth feels like all there is, but we know that it’s just a tiny planet in a vast Solar System. And our Solar System is just one member of a vast Milky Way galaxy with 200 to 400 billion stars. But how many galaxies are there in the entire Universe? .. continued
How Many Stars are in Galaxies: As you probably know, galaxies aren’t individual objects, but vast groupings of stars. In fact, “vast” isn’t a big enough word to describe how many stars there are in galaxies. So, how many stars are in galaxies? .. continued
Life Beyond Earth: Something astonishing has happened in the universe. There has arisen a thing called life—flamboyant, rambunctious, gregarious form of matter, qualitatively different from rocks, gas, and dust, yet made of the same stuff, the same humdrum elements lying around everywhere. Life has a way of being obvious - it literally scampers by, or growls, or curls up on the windowsill - and yet it's notoriously difficult to define in absolute terms. We say that life replicates. Life uses energy. Life adapts. Some forms of life have developed large central processing networks. In at least one instance, life has become profoundly self-aware... continued
Observing the Greenhouse Effect Across the Solar System: Our planet is warming up, and experts warn that the consequences will be serious. To see precisely how the process works, scientists need as much information as possible and from many different sources. There are valuable clues out in space. ESA's missions to Venus, Mars, and Saturn's moon Titan will soon provide useful information to understand how our own planet's climate is regulated... continued
Origin Of Life - The Panspermia Theory: How life originated on earth is a question that people have pondered for ages. Theories abound, from those based on religious doctrine, to the purely scientific, to others that border on science fiction. One possibility that hovers on this border is the Panspermia theory, which suggests that life on Earth did not originate on our planet, but was transported here from somewhere else in the universe. While this idea may seem straight out of a science fiction novel, some evidence suggests that an extraterrestrial origin of life may not be such a far out idea... continued
Physicists probe the fifth dimension: The cosmos would make perfect sense … if it turns out we're living in a 10- or 11-dimensional realm where gravity is bubbling off a different plane entirely. At least that's what's emerging as the hottest concept on the frontier of physics... continued
Ramses the Great: Ramses II", who reigned for 67 years during the 19th dynasty of the 12th century BC, was known as "Ramses the Great". His glories surpassed all other Pharaohs, and Egypt reached an overwhelming state of prosperity during his reign. Not only is he known as one of Egypt's greatest warriors, but also as a peace-maker and for the monuments he left behind all over Egypt... continued
Seeing an Asteroid for the first time: Thеrе is a lоt оf еxсiting ѕtuff gоing оn in thе ѕtаrѕ аbоvе uѕ that mаkе astronomy ѕо muсh fun. Thе truth is thе univеrѕе is a соnѕtаntlу сhаnging, mоving, ѕоmе would say living thing because уоu juѕt never know whаt уоu are gоing tо ѕее оn any givеn night оf ѕtаrgаzing... continued
Six Frontiers for Alien Life: In "The Day the Earth Stood Still," a remake of the 1951 science-fiction classic, an alien named Klaatu (played by Keanu Reeves, right) visits Earth to save us humans from ourselves. The story is a work of science fiction, with the emphasis on fiction, says Seth Shostak, a senior astronomer at the SETI Institute and a technical adviser on the film... continued
The Law of Cause and Effect: This Law is also known as the Iron Law of Human Destiny because it is so profound and powerful. Simply stated, the Law of Cause and Effect says that everything happens for a reason. All actions have consequences, as do all inactions... continued
The Spiritual Consequences of Suicide: We’re going to use the analogy of a play, as in a theatre production. When you incarnate you pick your parents and life circumstances. You are, in effect, accepting a role in a play. A lot of behind the scenes work goes into creating your role in this play. Other people may have wanted the role but you got it. Now you’re responsible for what you do with it... continued
Universal Law: Have you ever had “one of those days” when absolutely everything goes wrong? Have you ever wondered why some people are successful, while others spend their entire lives struggling? Do you ever get the feeling that someone is out to get you because everything you touch goes wrong? ... continued
What is our Life's Purpose? Our purpose is to love, learn and experience as much as possible so that we may fulfill our mission of further enlightening our souls. Our purpose is to grow through the many challenges we face while knowing that life as we know it is very temporary. And in the end, when we have completed our journey, we get to go home... continued
Who Rules America? There is no greater power in the world today than that wielded by the manipulators of public opinion in America. No king or pope of old, no conquering general or high priest ever disposed of a power even remotely approaching that of the few dozen men who control America's mass media of news and entertainment. Their power is not distant and impersonal; it reaches into every home in America, and it works its will during nearly every waking hour. It is the power that shapes and molds the mind of virtually every citizen, young or old, rich or poor, simple or sophisticated... continued
What is Cosmic Consciousness? We are so used to assigning consciousness only to human thought that it takes some adjustment to see it as universal, or cosmic, applying at all levels. But the label applied to mystics, saints, and sages, both East and West, really denotes those who have escaped the limitations of everyday perception. Their experiences supply abundant evidence—thousands of years’ worth—that the mind can look at itself and experience what consciousness is... continued
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Alien Intrusion - Each new discovery has shown that the universe is a much “weirder” place than most people imagined or predicted. In one sense, it is almost too incomprehensible to imagine, yet it does exist — it is a reality that we are a part of. ~ Bates, page 110 of Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection.

It is estimated that our own Milky Way galaxy contains around 200 billion stars (our own sun is a star). In addition, there are billions upon billions of other galaxies that contains billions and billions of stars. Evolutionists suggest that life could have evolved on countless planets, yet the evidence suggests that the earth is unique. Why is the universe so big then? See pages 372–375 of Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection.

KarlaTurner.org - Dr. Karla Turner was widely respected in the UFO community for her research on alien abduction. A scholar and professional educator, she earned a Ph.D. in Old English studies and taught at the university level in Texas for more than ten years. But in 1988, she and her husband and son endured a shocking series of experiences and recollections that forced them to recognize that they were all abductees. View Dr. Turner's video on alien abductions.

Kepler: A Search for Habitable Planets - The centuries-old quest for other worlds like our Earth has been rejuvenated by the intense excitement and popular interest surrounding the discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. There is now clear evidence for substantial numbers of three types of exoplanets; gas giants, hot-super-Earths in short period orbits, and ice giants.
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Amazing Universe Articles
Apostolic Apocrypha: Over the millennia, the Judeo-Christian myth has permeated American society while enjoying (to our social, political, and spiritual demise) a privileged, unchallenged position that no other apocryphal story has come close to achieving... continued

Colossal Deception: A polyarchy is a system of government where power resides in the wealth of a nation, or government by many rulers. Those rulers are the Rockefeller, Rothschild, Morgan, Warburg, and a few others. Throughout the history of the world, the rich and powerful have dominated. Very few people have any control of their own governments. Most real power in the world is exercised by those people we do not elect. We are a long way from governing ourselves... continued
Create the Reality of Your Experience: One must understand that your current reality is enmeshed in your past, the way you have treated people, and the way you treat yourself. The "Law of Reciprocity" plays a major role in the reality one has created, along with the fairness and spiritual equilibrium of the Universe... continued
Duped: Even as a kid, things had to make sense to me. You couldn't just tell me anything and I'd believe it, no matter what it was. Therefore, my quest for the truth regarding religion began at an early age. My parents were devout Christians and literally force-fed the religion to me and my brother... continued
Ecumenical Gangsters: The Antichrist is described as the deceiver. According to the bible, there will be a plethora of false teachings that will cause many to form a new ecumenical (of or relating to the worldwide Christian church) one world religion, that incorporates all the world's religions into a single united religious body. This "One World Religion" or "One World Church" or "One World Government," will be controlled by the "Second Beast" also known as "The False Prophet." Those drawn to this new theology will be deceived into believing Satan's lies, as taught by those who teach against Christ - Antichrist - and the False Prophet who deceives those who listen to his lies... continued 
Fundamentalist Zealot: From a religious standpoint, a fundamentalist zealot is a combination of an individual who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of his religious views and one who has adopted radically different beliefs via hereditary, systematic, and forcible indoctrination... continued
Galaxies, Religion, and the Vatican: This article introduces the infinite realm of our universe, antiquated religious beliefs, and where it all started. The author makes the attempt to point out why ancient ecclesiastical assumptions are not only foolish, but are collectively dangerous, regardless of the denomination. It's as if we are stuck in a time warp where religious discussion, and spiritual debate are concerned... continued
Hook, Line, and Sinker: The Hook, Line and Sinker are the three essential pieces needed for fishing (recruiting). The hook itself can be dressed with lures or bait (heaven or nirvana). Modern fishing lines are made from artificial substances (eloquent, articulate, motivational, compelling, members of the clergy). A sinker is "a weight used when angling to force the lure or bait to sink more rapidly or to increase the distance that it may be cast" (proliferation of "The Greatest Story Ever Told")... continued
Ignorance Fallacy: With all due respect to Christianity, Islam, and its adherents, blindly following medieval, nonsensical beliefs, comes down to religious conditioning and flat out ignorance. Regardless of who you are, or what you do for a living, you are a sheep being led by wolves... continued
Near Death Experience: Most of us have either heard about, experienced, or read about "Near Death Experiences," or NDE's. This is a fascinating phenomenon that even science and medicine has a hard time trying to figure out its origins. Are NDE's real or some type of altered hallucination? No one seems to know... continued
One and Done: The existence of human beings on this earth; in this three-dimensional reality, is not a one and done occurrence. If that were the case this life that we live would be meaningless; all for naught. Our primary reason for being is to learn, to experience, and to grow. This type of spiritual growth cannot be accomplished in one lifetime; as one race, one gender, and from one geographical and cultural perspective. Growth of the spirit or soul would be impossible if the classroom is limited to one paradigm from one rather narrow perspective... continued
Why Religion is not necessary: This article will attempt to point out how ridiculous and unnecessary religion is, and this pertains to all denominations. If you cannot read the contents with an open mind you may as well stop reading right here and select other, non-confrontational, less controversial articles on the Internet... continued
Wolves in Sheep's Clothing: Before I get started I will say that it's never good to kick a man when he's down. Generally, I'm the type of guy who cheers for the underdog. When Michael Vick was sentenced to two years incarceration for dog fighting, I told everyone that would listen, I rooted for Mike when he was up and I'll support him now that he's down."

That's why I am thrilled to see Vick's maturation and the success he is having as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. I stated that to say this: this Lens is not about tearing down the beleaguered and embattled Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, or the other televangelist listed.

I put this composition together to get feedback and to provoke rational thinking from the good "Christian folk" who continue to support ministers who boldly misuse their flock while hiding behind the good book... continued
At the Bottom of the Well: I fell in a hole that turned out to be a Water Well. One of those Wells from days gone by used to access water in the ground. The Well sits in the middle of about half an acre. You've been warned to stay away, to be careful around this Well because there is no longer a canopy signifying that it's there. You only know it's there because of a few remnants left behind... continued
On Heaven and Hell: It's often stated in the Christian denomination as well as other religions that, if you have a relationship with God, Allah, Buddha, you will live forever in paradise, or in a state of nirvana, or perpetually residing in the presence of the Almighty. In other words, establish a bond with the Creator, during your life and you will go to heaven when you die. If you do not have that spiritual bond, at the time of your demise, you go to Hades or purgatory, and will face an eternal disconnection from the "Light." continued
Pursue the Perfect World: The world was designed to highlight our flaws as human beings. It was designed for us to grow as spiritual beings while living, feeling, and experiencing, in the flesh. The "Perfect World" is the dimension that lies just beyond our grasp. Some call it Nirvana, or Heaven, but it's the place most of us aspire to reside someday. Allow me to take you into Jetadieya's perfect world and show the reader how this spirit, maneuvering and navigating in the flesh, is able to easily create a near perfect existence... continued
To School, Through School, and Beyond: A mother drops her child off at school and prays that he has a productive day. She prays for her daughter's well-being; for her to learn, mature, and develop the necessary social skills needed in life. A father meditates on the welfare of his child. In some cases, he may even erroneously attempt to live vicariously through his son, a chip off the old block... continued
We Are Made of Star Stuff: Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of the six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. These elements are constantly combined and uncombined with other elements to form essential and nonessential compounds for life. Hydrogen is three-quarters of the universe and 10% of the human body... continued