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Otherworld: Places of Initiation and Living Resurrection

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Otherworld: Places of Initiation and Living Resurrection (2015)

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What if the concept of resurrection perpetuated by the Church is a fraud? That it was once a level of initiation performed in secret Mysteries schools around the world, thousands of years before Christ?

That a suppressed gospel describes it as something to be experienced by the living, not the dead? That it involves an out-of-body journey to the Otherworld and back? That prominent scholars and initiates like Socrates and Plato described it as the pinnacle of a person’s spiritual development? And that the places where this life-changing adventure is possible are all around us?

This short film by best-selling author and researcher Freddy Silva may turn you inside out.

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healthhuts, posted on September 7, 2016

thought provoking thanks! www.thepsychicparlour.co.uk

theamandahogg, posted on August 20, 2016

An excellent watch!

Brenbesser, posted on August 3, 2016

At time position 34m 2s, the image of King Arthur's Round Table looks more like the shape of the Vesica Pisces of Sacred Geometry than circular. I wonder if it's a bad drawing, or if it's intentional.

neesawaters, posted on August 1, 2016


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katwomantxstyle73, posted on May 3, 2016

incredible! I really enjoyed getting to travel through time and space with this film! All the beautiful sites and getting to know about them and those that worked with these locations, history, spiritually, teachings all here in one film and Freddy Silva has the perfect voice to sit back and listen to as he tour guides you into being fascinated with all the fascinating details. Definitely worth the watch! thank you....

Bioedjc, posted on April 20, 2016

The structure itself creates an energy vortex? This vortex is powerful, is this correct?

drcures, posted on April 17, 2016

I had a dream of this place and saw people I know today, but in the dream, I knew that at that time, they had different relationships to me than they do today. I drew a simple map of this place and was shocked when I watched this video. Wow. It kind of makes me sad. I had a teacher there. I left before he wanted me to. It's still clear in my mind. I think I really need to plan a get away and just visit this place. Are there groups that go? Is it open to the public? it's so intense and strange and yet wonderful to see that something is truly real AFTER you've had a dream about it. I feel like I had a life there. Not a long time there - some were there much longer than I. Has anyone else had this experience?
Martha :)

markob257, posted on April 15, 2016

I see two people lying down at 00:27:53 or is it my eyes :-/ I see knees up on the left and then a space and then someone's head as if they are lying one after the other. Or is it paintings?

stevenfchapman, posted on March 27, 2016

Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!
This show really put together some hidden clues for many people.
Well worth watching.
The mystery schools really are still like this.

drcures, posted on April 17, 2016

Please - more about this place

fs272, posted on June 11, 2016

It's all in my book The Lost Art of Resurrection: Initiation, Secret Chambers, and the Quest for the Otherworld. at invisibletemple.com

Nicolenelsong, posted on July 27, 2016

You are an absolute treasure! So thankful to have found you. Looking forward to reading your books.

hollysw, posted on January 26, 2016

Fascinating research! Much of this information supports other things I've read and experienced and it all begins to make sense. I feel like I have answers for the first time. I have been to several of these energy locations with stunning views and architecture. They are all beautiful and mysterious. I think it important to flow with the information rather than try to put it in black or white boxes. Researchers have pieced together bits of information to create a probable possibility AND, this happened a very long time ago (If you believe in time). We may still be relying on educated guesses. In response to some other posts: The film I watched said the initiate left the body and reentered it. I do not know how anyone would know for sure if Jesus drank a "brew". I have heard that when people try their own methods in regards to this initiation they run into trouble so I suspect everyone who participated followed the recommended procedure. I am wondering if the Emerald Tablets have something to do with this resurrection initiation.

fs272, posted on June 11, 2016

The answer to Jesus' 'brew' is the Last Supper. The same ritual is described inside the Pyramid of Unas, 2400 years before Jesus' time.

kwpott, posted on January 21, 2016

All these sites have mystery. I want answers. This video gave me no answers

fs272, posted on June 11, 2016

The documentary is an overview of my book The Lost Art of Resurrection, which REALLY goes into detail. See invisibletemple.com

patsykimbro, posted on October 19, 2015

I really enjoyed this. I think I have always believed that there was more going on in ancient Egypt than we were told. Just as we are learning what we have been told about the force field is mostly wrong so is this. It occurred to me some years ago that it was odd they always have the symbol of the cross like it is something good. I thought if Jesus was killed now with a handgun and we came back in 2000 years would they have a large handgun on display. There are songs saying "We worship the old rugged cross".

ZackLMiles, posted on September 28, 2015

GREAT VIDEO. I'm Sure I will have watch this one many more times. I've never been to any of these places. These images are just amazing! Like a curious cat it, makes me want to travel the whole world to see them all! Thank you gaiamtv for the journey!

JACKH, posted on September 4, 2015

As a Rosicrucian, I've seen the Egytpian portion before, it was very interesting to see it was also being practiced all over the world. Drunvalo Melchizedek teaches it today. We must all strive to see who we really are.

carolanderson117, posted on August 20, 2015

( I've been so BORED with scanty information New Agey fluff ! ) This satisfies my appetite for learning, I will rewatch this many times. I ordered one of his books and found his website, at the end it shows the book this movie is based on. I am a natural mystic, I've experienced many of the things he mentions. It takes years for the unfolding, then many more to make sense of it all. That is why cross cultural info, and hard info (vs. fluff) is so important. To the other reviewers YOU DO NOT NEED BREW TO DO IT ! Edgar Cayce said that is the meaning of "He who climbs up another way is a robber and a thief" . Only UNAWAKENED New Agers say all the ancients used brews/drugs to do it, true initiates wouldn't want/ need to depend on a drug. Buddha and Jesus didn't need brew. The American Indian man of " Black Elk Speaks" was a young teen and didn't use peyote or mushrooms. The Buddha/Jesus etc. awakening is " basically" the same -third eye opening- and more, described with different cultural clothing. Opening the chakras is the near death experience others had Qs about. Cayce said Jesus did re-enter the body, so I disagree with that part in the film. The only difference there w/ astral travel is that the cord breaks in death. I am a 100% Cayce fan, I was in a wheelchair at age 46 and Drs. said arthritis- nothing could be done, Cayce's kitchen remedy cured that !

fs272, posted on June 11, 2016

"Only UNAWAKENED New Agers say all the ancients used brews/drugs to do it, true initiates wouldn't want/ need to depend on a drug"

Well, let me correct you on this. There is factual evidence that a mild narcotic was used in every society that practiced the living resurrection. It was used not to induce a hallucinatory state (as in shamanism) but to quell the trepidation of the candidate. After all, he or she was about to undergo a voluntary near-death experience. I'd be scared too! So this IS based on serious research.

mauionecreations, posted on October 18, 2015

Thanks Carol, love what you shared, and I am so with you..."BORED with scanty information New Agey fluff !"

aws1263, posted on August 16, 2015

Facinating and insightful! So many people are seeking this knowledge and yearn for peace in higher consciousness. I would love to experience some of these ancient pathways..

willowandquinn, posted on August 13, 2015

Great insight into the Mystery School tradition. Fantastic!

bvb10, posted on August 12, 2015

Great ideas again Mr Silva.xoxoxo
Happy to have met you in Lima too tho briefly at Mira Flores Hotel gate :)
Love your work but get it right....at 9:31 min in you call the second pyramid the Great Pyramid.
Just had to say cause I been there too. Love you...

fs272, posted on June 11, 2016

Indeed. My footage of the Great pyramid was corrupted, I had to opt for an alternative, but the point is still valid.

dretta-love-wisher, posted on August 12, 2015

What would cause the near death experience? ~~in some or all of these cases? Haluciations, enduced by a drink, was administered near the 1/3rd point, as they entered the other realms. How would those tending the initiates know when to administer this? I just can't see the one in the stone surcophagus saying, "Ok, I'm ready for the juice now."

fs272, posted on June 11, 2016

There is no surviving written account that describes the actual process, mostly because it was the best kept secret in these initiation schools. It was a dangerous process and the adepts in charge of the initiate had the enormous responsibility to make sure everything went smoothly and without incident (hence the secrecy behind it). In Greece it was even a criminal offense ro describe the process or what you had experienced in the Otherworld.

threebirdsdream, posted on August 14, 2015

Mr. Silva explained that the INSTRUCTIONS for the living resurrection are implicit in the hieroglyphs on the walls surrounding the sarcophagus. There would have been initiates following an ascribed process...helping the candidate. If it is true that they administered a "brew"--I believe they would have though I have no verifiable proof--it would have been done at a precise point in the process.

fs272, posted on June 11, 2016

Exactly, there was a process involved, and it began shortly after the candidate was given a last supper (which is also described in the Pyramid of Unas, 2400 years before Jesus did the same ritual). This is also well detailed in the rituals of the Near East and Greece. All the research is based on factual evidence.

gkalushev, posted on August 12, 2015

While the narrative refers repeatedly to the Great Pyramid of Giza, the film shows the second of the three main pyramids, that of Khafre.

fs272, posted on June 11, 2016

I know, I know, the footage of the Great Pyramid was corrupted :-)

dretta-love-wisher, posted on August 12, 2015

No one in these Mystery School teachings every mention what brought the student close to real death, or the journey that felt as real as death. Was it DMT? That would take them to the other side, and make perfect sense, yet no one goes there. This is essential, hidden from us. Why? Same question, yet expanded above. ^ Also, I seldom see answers to questions here, perhaps you wonder these same things...

fs272, posted on June 11, 2016

It was a closely held secret, mostly due to its complex procedure which, in the wrong hands, could result in actual death. Hence why it was kept secret, known only to the adepts, who undertook a vow of silence. John the Baptist was one of them, that much I have discovered.

threebirdsdream, posted on August 11, 2015

I am in awe....it will take a while to process all this beautiful information. I feel like I have been waiting to see these places my whole life...this time around.

jhershierra, posted on August 11, 2015

Excellent Video of all the ancient places where personal transformation was sought and attained. I would love to spend a few years visiting each ;) Jhershierra

phil.heavens, posted on August 11, 2015

...in every way! Hats off to Freddy Silva for creating this magnificent work.

a-curran, posted on September 18, 2016

this is marvelous, i joined gaia today and watched this video as my 1st one and wow... a sea of souls you must cross to get into the spirit world? that mirrors almost exactly what my consciousness felt the only time i have ever had on OBE. Oddly enough that OBE was contributed to DMT which this documentary also revealed to me was used by the maltesians(thier godess demeta is attributed to a hallucinogenic brew they drank which i would bet is ayahuasca the orally active form of dmt)... they drank this at a megalithic structure dedicated to her known to be one of the oldest free standing structures on earth that has no plausable explanation to its construction.. DMT also allowed my consciousness to see many geometric shapes and figures of complexity that my mind would have never been able to comprehend before, which almost makes me think what if a currently known natural substance that our brain is literally programmed to recieve, also known as the spirit molecule is truly a key to open the doors of the unknown like i hypothesized when i was only 15 years old(i am now 21 and havent ingested it since i was 15).... and in no way am i saying im the 1st who thought the spirit molecule was a key or stepping stone if you will, just saying that many have said it and after this documentary revealed more info to me i am also now starting to buy into this idea somewhat..

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