Ancient Initiation Practices for Transcending Reality

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People around the world are waking up to a realization that there is more to life than meets the senses. There is a growing desire to know who we are, where we come from, and what we are capable of. While these aren’t new questions, advancing technologies and exploration of what constitutes consciousness may require us to ask these essential questions in a new way.

Are the Pyramids Doorways to Other Realities?

We’re now beginning to put the pieces back together that paint a clearer picture of our own history, and where some of our most mysterious discoveries come from. For instance, we’re finding answers to who built the pyramids and other advanced stone structures that are strategically built in very specific places of power around the world and aligned with extraordinary precision to constellations in the sky. 

These ancient structures may hold the key to our evolving consciousness, access to other dimensions of space and time, and our ability to transform our reality. Matias De Stefano, host of Gaia’s original series, Initiation recalls details of the Atlantean civilization from his own memories and describes the technology they would have used to build the pyramids. 

He remembers there being a single pyramid on the plateau during his lifetime in Khem, a colony of Atlantis around 12,000 years ago. It was the Sirian people, he says, who passed on their knowledge of how to construct and use the pyramids for connecting with the source of creation.

Matias says these ancient yet very advanced people knew how to use the pyramids to open portals to other times and transcend the third dimension. They practiced powerful initiation ceremonies to become keys that would connect with the consciousness of the planet and have access to all of the information stored throughout the universe.

Our Bodies Are the Keys to Unlocking These Doorways.

Matias remembers traveling up the Nile River, visiting sacred sites, and undergoing extraordinary tests to prepare the body, the emotions, and the soul for the task of accessing time. The people of Atlantis understood what a great responsibility and honor it is to be a part of this planet and underwent powerful initiations that led to them becoming gods and goddesses on the earth.

These initiation practices and the empowering route that our ancestors took can still be practiced today. Walking up the Nile, one follows an initiatory path that mimics the human body with pyramidal structures placed at each of the chakra centers. Inside the stone buildings, one can feel the power of these places and access the memory of those who worked with the energies of creation. 

One by one, the initiation ceremonies enacted within the pyramids harmonized the body, soul and spirit — unlocking the ability to travel through time, access information from any place in the universe, and prepare initiates to participate at the level of creation associated with the gods.

What is an Initiation?

An initiation is a rite of passage that a person undergoes to become a member of a certain group. Often, initiation precedes joining an exclusive society or marks a tribal acknowledgment of important life phases. Many times, a group will require a new individual to participate in some kind of tradition or ceremony that marks their commitment to and acceptance by the group.

There are different types of initiation that have been practiced by people throughout the ages. 

Some require the individual to show humility, dig deeper within themselves, and completely drop their ego, while others embolden initiates through acts of willpower, bravery, and stamina. 

Initiations aimed at supporting higher consciousness and opening up our true potential are reemerging in communities around the world. This type of initiation has been practiced for centuries by people who understood that we are much more than our physical senses report.

Matias describes initiation ceremonies with priests and priestesses that changed an initiate’s body and the frequency surrounding them in order to travel through time and make changes to any timeline. These powerful ceremonies were only conducted after an initiate had proven themselves ready through 33 consciousness elevating tests, learning to master their emotions and alter the very cells of their bodies. 

Are these the tests that mystery schools refer to handing down from ancient adepts and masters to advanced modern students of esoteric studies?

Watch Initiation Season 3, where Matias De Stefano describes in detail these sacred Atlantean ceremonies that led an initiate along a powerful path of awakening. This path, which has been altered and adapted by the Egyptian, Greek and Roman Empires, can still be traveled today by people seeking to awaken their power that lies within, transcend the third dimension, and help humanity evolve with our planet earth.

The Transformational Power of the Viking's Runes

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The Birth of Runes

The Viking runes came into being when Odin brought them forth from another world. Historians from the National Museum of Denmark explain that Odin ruled over Asgard, which contains Valhalla, “the hall of the slain.” Half the warriors who died in battle were collected by his female handmaidens, the valkyries, who belonged to him. As such, Odin was the object of worship by kings, warrior chieftains, and their people. 

In a mythic Viking tale, Odin wounds himself with his own spear before hanging himself from the Yggdrasil—the world tree in Norse culture—for nine nights, drawing wisdom from the Depths of Urd, just below it. From there, Odin sees the runes that existed even before his own coming into being, “a time before time.” 

Just as he’s about to die, Odin gathers up the runes and shares them with all of creation and an array of supernatural entities and human beings. Eventually, the runes were given their shapes and phonetic values by subsequent tribal elders. They were carved on weapons, tools, jewelry, amulets, bones, pieces of wood, memorial stones, church walls, and other hard surfaces.

Ancient peoples of the Germanic lands knew the runes to be beyond the time and space with which most people are familiar. Some experts suggest that they were never really “invented,” but are instead eternal, pre-existent forces that Odin discovered through his aforementioned superhuman ordeal.

Historians have linked the runes to areas with a history of Germanic-speaking peoples, including from Iceland to Scandinavia, throughout England, and into Central Europe. Even Constantinople is home to the runes, showing that ancient seafaring cultures had made their way into what is now modern-day Turkey. 

Reading the Runes 

We may use the metaphor of a tree to assess how the runes are read. Historian Emma Groeneveld noted that “they are generally made up of vertical lines — one or more — with ‘branches’ or ‘twigs’ jutting out diagonally (and very occasionally horizontally) upwards, downwards or in a curve from them. They can be written both from left to right and from right to left, with asymmetrical characters being flipped depending on the direction of writing. 

Each rune represents a phoneme (a speech sound) and had a name, made up of a noun, that started (and in one case, ended) with the sound the rune was mainly associated with. Lots of regional and temporal variation existed in the shapes of the letters.” 

Experts of Norse mythology explain that, on the surface, runes seem to be letters. However, they are much more, because each one is a symbol of a cosmological principle or power. The very act of writing a rune called upon unseen spiritual forces. In every Germanic language, wrote historian Daniel McCoy, the word rune comes from the Proto-Germanic word that means both “letter” and “mystery.” 

The Eternal Magic of the Runes 

The runes have been used to link the natural and supernatural worlds, and this gives them the power to enact spells for protection or success. Still, said Olsen in an exclusive Gaia interview, according to archaeological and historical evidence, runes were used as magical tools for healing, transformation, building wealth, and for making the world a better place. 

The power of the runes is in their sound vibrations, teaches Olsen. Each runic character represents a letter so that it can be combined with others to form words. The runes are also magical symbols, and each character has its own name and symbolic meaning. 

Norwegian historian Marit Synnøve Vea explained that runes are not limited to their carved signs, but are also applied in certain songs, magical formulas, secret skills, and for secrets hidden in Skaldic (Old Norse) poetry. Vea noted that runic magic was used to foretell the future, as a form of protection, to cast spells, to cure illness, to bestow love, and much more. 

But where there is power, there is a warning. In the wrong hands and minds, runes carved by unskilled persons could represent risky business. Vea cites a poem from the Old Norse Egil Saga that serves as an ancient warning for the modern generation: 

Runes none should grave ever
Who knows not to read them;
Of dark spell full many
The meaning may miss.
Ten spell-words writ wrongly
On whale-bone were graven:
Whence to leek-tending maiden,
Long sorrow and pain 

The history of the runes is the history of timelessness, a paradox among paradoxes. Often regarded as tools for parlor games, serious historians have found the deeper meaning in ways the runes can be read and applied for the betterment of life on this planet and the invisible worlds.

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