Viral Believability

Beyond Religion, there is a whole interesting world out there, considered miraculous by many, but real. One doesn’t have to spend time and money on a religion whose origins are often based upon an adaption of previous myths, promoted with lies, and riddled with fraud and forgery. The real world is stranger than you think. Much of it is stranger than you CAN think. Exploring into that mysterious world is much better and more interesting than blind acceptance of other “miracles” based upon “faith”, with skeptical questioning frowned upon.

A few examples of strange reality:

Believability can be catching, like a virus.

An unbelievable happening can lead you to be open to other beliefs that you normally wouldn’t consider believable.  An unbelievable event happened to me in a conference many years ago in Marin County.  A minister told us a story that, unbeknownst to his parishioners, he was under heavy sedation at San Rafael General Hospital on a Saturday night.

Later in the next week, a couple from Fairfax told him “That was a great conversation we had last Saturday night”.  The minister told the couple that that was impossible because I  was under sedation at San Rafael General Hospital.

They said no, that couldn’t be?  You talked to us for two hours. It was a great conversation, they insisted.  Not only that, another couple about 30 miles north in Novato told the minister  “That was a great conversation we had Saturday night.”  They also mentioned he had talked to them for about 2 hours.

Go figure: I believe the minister.  But that means that he teleported to two different places SIMULTANEOUSLY. Also it means that time is mysterious. Can we say he time-traveled here?

Now it gets worse.  At the same conference a guy said that he flipped his motorcycle, in front of a mack truck  and the mack truck’s tire was headed straight toward his head. He said that his whole life went before him.

Kind of skeptically, I guess, I said, “That’s interesting. Was it in technicolor?”  He said “Yes”  I said, “Tell me, was it from when you were a baby, up to that present moment?(on the pavement) or was it from that present moment to when you were a baby?”  He said, “It was from the present moment backward to when I was a baby”.  I said “Everything?”  He said “Everything.”

Go figure. If true, and I have no reason to think he was making this up, there is something weird about time.  It couldn’t have been more than fractions of a second or a second before the tire swerved and just missed him. So time can be compressed so that a lot of consciousness can fit into a short period of time. Others in accidents tell about time slowing down and things go into slow motion.

In Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda tells in Chapter 3 (“The Saint with Two Bodies”) about meeting in Banaras, when he was 12 years old,  with  Kedar Nath Babu, a person Paramahansa was supposed to contact on a business matter on behalf of  his father. His father told Paramahansa that another friend of his father,  Swami Pranabananda, would help him get in touch with Kedar Nath Babu.  Paramahansa was at the residence of the Swami, when  Kedar Nath Bagu appeared at the door of the Swami. He had been at the Ganges bathing when the Swami approached Kedar Nath Babu and told him of Paramahansa’s presence at the Swami’s residence.

This happened while  Paramahansa in the Swami’s residence, and while the Swami didn’t leave Paramahansa’s sight!  Swami Pranabananda said to Paramahansa “Why are you so stupefied at all this? The subtle unity of the phenomenal world is not hidden from true yogis. I instantly see and converse with my disciples in distant Calcutta.  They can similarly transcend at will every obstacle of gross matter.” 

There are other examples of what I would call teleportation in Autobiography of a Yogi.

Shirley Maclaine.. and Film Materializations

Shirley Maclaine, film star, spiritual teacher, political activist, was a guest on the Larry King Show.  She told his audience that her friend Richard Bock had gone to India to film Sai Baba. This is very difficult since Baba discourages publicity. Bock ran out of a color film while in India.. a film which could only be purchased in California. Baba excused himself from the room a moment… and came back with a film store bag which said Beverly Hills Camera Shop. A receipt was stapled to it. Inside was color film.

After he returned to California, Bock went to the shop where a clerk told him that on the day in question a man in an orange robe and Afro had come in to purchase the film, and had not waited for change.

Sai Baba 1927-2011

I heard another story about a ring that Sai Baba gave to someone and it had Tiffany’s inscribed inside it. When the person got to New York, he went into Tiffany’s and asked who bought this ring, and they said “you wouldn’t believe who bought this ring!”…. and described a man in an orange robe and Afro.

We have a personal friend, Suzanne,  that went to Sai Baba’s ashram and witnessed physical manifestations.

My wife Karen lived in India seven years as a student with a classical art major, met Mother Teresa twice, and was about to marry a young Indian man, but was somewhat worried about his dominant mother. She woke up from a dream where  Sai Baba appeared in white silk robe and she could feel the pressure of his hand on her left shoulder.  Actually for some time later during that day she continued to feel the pressure of his hand.  She took that as a message that she shouldn’t marry the young man, mainly because of the potential mother-in-law. THANK you, Sai Baba!

A TURNING POINT:   An Insane Night in the Basement of Children’s Hospital in San Francisco.  I was a logical “show-me- the-evidence” analytic type person in 1970.  After all, at University at Berkeley, my major was economics with a minor in mathematics.  BORING.  No spirituality or thinking outside the box there.

In that basement of Children’s Hospital in San Francisco everything changed after that.  At that time I was a commercial real estate broker, working as a Vice President for United States Real Estate Corporation which had offices in the Bank of America World Headquarters in San Francisco.  I had an offer on some commercially zoned land across from the Lake Tahoe Airport owned by a doctor in Palo Alto, 45 miles away.

I called the doctor and said “I have an offer on your land and I wanted to come down to Palo Alto and present the offer to you.”  He said “You don’t have to drive down,  because I am coming up tonight to a meeting in the basement of Children’s Hospital in San Francisco and you can present it to me there.

Like a good broker, I showed up 15 minutes early and sat in a chair outside the large room where the meeting was to be held.  People in white uniforms were showing up and I noticed an air of excitement. A nurse came up to me and excitingly asked me “are you Alexander Everett?” I said no, and wondered who the heck Alexander Everett was.

The doctor from Palo Alto was late, so I sat in the back of the room filled with doctors and nurses in front.  Alexander, a very impressive man,  explained the power of the alpha level of brain frequency, and said that by making your brain go to the alpha level, which I recall was 7 to 11 cycles per second, you can do amazing things.

As a demonstration, Alexander had a 17 year old boy with no medical training diagnose patients known to members of the audience. The only information the kid was given was the patient’s age, name and location.  Then this 17 year old kid from Laredo,Texas would close his eyes and go to the alpha level and “scan” the body of the patient, and would use medical terms giving his diagnosis.

After each diagnosis, Alexander would ask the doctor or nurse if that was accurate, and invariably the answer was “yes, that is correct”. There were many diagnoses and the answer was always that the diagnosis was correct.  Amazingly, one doctor asked the 17 year old if the patient was going to live or die from the particular problem, because the patient was the doctor’s mother! (she was in Switzerland, I recall)

I thought to myself that this was the weirdest thing that I had ever seen.

I did present the offer to the doctor who came up from Palo Alto, 45 miles away, and the next day when I went back to work in the Bank of America building I told one of the girls there about this amazing demonstration by Alexander Everett, who had learned this technique from Dr. José Silva in Laredo, Texas.

Alexander Everett, Author– “The Genius Within You  (1921–2005)

A couple of weeks later, the girl told me “you know the guy you told me about, Alexander Everett?  He is coming toSan Francisco and is going to give training on the alpha technique.  Of course, I signed up when he started the training, which was called “Mind Dynamics”. I learned the technique to get your mind to the alpha level, using the colors of the rainbow, and numbers declining from 7 to 1.

At the end of the training there was a graduation exercise where you were supposed to diagnose a person at a distance. I sat across from a lady who gave me a name, age and location of an individual who was 8000 miles away in the Philippines.  I closed my eyes and scanned the body, and I said, “I can’t see anything on his right arm beyond about the elbow.”  I heard a gasp from the lady sitting opposite.  She said “I was seeing if you could catch the minor ear operation he had recently.” She then told me that he had a withered right arm since he was a child, and it was so natural to her, that she didn’t even think of that.

Alexander was a teacher of teachers, and is known at the father of the human potential movement.  He had instructors who went on to teach others.One was Stuart Emory, from Australia, who taught “Actualizations” , which I took later.  Another was John Hanley, who started “Lifespring” and I took both the basic and the advanced courses.

Was this a turning point?  In steroids!

I became a “seminar junkie”. (But not taking est,  presented by Werner Erhard, who, after  investigating,  I determined to be pretty much a con man)

I was there when one of Alexander’s instructor, Werner Erhard,  announced  he was forming est,  Erhard Seminar Training). There were about 2000 people in the room at the Mark Hopkins Hotel, and here is an instructor announcing he is splitting off and forming his own awareness training.

In the lobby during a break, I asked Alexander “ What do you think about this person right under your nose forming his own training outside of yours?”  Alexander said “First there is the idea, then people start worshipping the person who has the idea, then they make images of the person who had the idea, then they build edifices to the person, then they create rituals around the person who had the idea, and then, people forget what the idea was.”

Alexander was the most spiritual person that I ever met.

While teaching at Pendragon Preparatory School that Alexander Everett founded in Sussex, England,  Alexander  contracted polio, and was told by his physicians that he would never walk again. Everett believed that he healed himself using the Unity School of Christianity’s “prayer of faith”.  After being a millionaire from England, he gave it all up and went the spiritual quest, going to India, Egypt and Greece.

Later Everett went to Texas and formed and coached a soccer team in Fort Worth.  During their first three years of existence, the team dominated their competition and never lost a single game (including a 3-1 Texas championship win in Houston in the Astrodome.  When he was in Texas, he met Dr. José Silva and learned the alpha technique from Silva, who had formed Silva Mind Control (another seminar that I took).  Although he had previously gone on the spiritual path of non-material emphasis, when I knew him he drove a Mercedes and was always impeccably dressed!

He made a turning point in my life, tipping me into spirituality and thinking outside the box.  I am indebted to and happy about that insane night at the basement of Children’s Hospital in San Francisco.  When you become aware of normally unbelievable extra-ordinary events , it opens you up to the belief in other “unbelievable” possibilities that you normally wouldn’t even consider. Like a virus, it’s catching.

Samuel Butler7/7/2011

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Personal example of Viral Believability:

Mars Anomaly Research Society

Having experiences myself and acknowledging the experiences of others mentioned above, I was made more open to the mind boggling information presented at a conference on time travel given at Kona, Hawaii in June 2011 where Andrew Basiago told awesome personal experiences in Project Pegasus.

There was a remarkable story about Andrew on Major U.S. Media on January 4th, 2012:

Without my previous unbelievable experiences, I would not have been ready to accept what he said. (He spoke for two hours in detail about travel back in time and later being teleported for the CIA to Mars. I know you are probably unbelieving because you probably haven’t had enough personal unbelievable experiences). Then he answered questions without hesitations for one hour.

Look Andrew Basiago up on Facebook:  Mars Anomaly Research.

Also at the conference: Laura Magdalene Eisenhower , and Laura Eisenhower said her great grandfather, Dwight D., as President  met separately with two groups of  E.T.’s . in California.

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Samuel Butler, Author: BEYOND ALL RELIGION Most all religions are based upon a bedrock of lies. Christianity was invented by Emperor Constantine , for political purposes, based upon the myth of Mithra, a Persian savior god born on December 25 , son of a virgin. Mithra performed miracles and was later crucified. Pope Leo X (died 1521) called Christ a “Fable”. Later Pope Paul III expressed similar sentiments. Moses is based on the Sumerian life and legends of Sargon I, King of Akkad, “set in a basket of rushes and “cast into the river”. Egyptians kept exhausting hieroglyphic records. There is a complete absence of any record of Moses leading over 600,000 men, women and children away from Pharaoh’s army. Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, was convicted in a court of Law of being an “impostor”, today a fraud, con man, in 1826. He wrote the Book of Mormon soon after. Question: You decide: Does the text of the verses of the Qur’an correspond exactly to those revealed to Muhammad directly as the words of God, delivered to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel, as claimed? Sample or Buy New Book “Beyond All Religion”, 152 pgs, $9.95 at (Kindle edition $3.49) or send mailing address and $9.95 to Sam Butler, SB 197, POB 25292, Miami, FL 33102."
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4 Responses to Viral Believability

  1. Fred Koepke says:

    Why would you believe a minister???

  2. I don’t know what point this post is trying to make. Our brains are structured to seek explanations and patterns with insufficient information, and will creatively tailor “facts” and “memories” to make a narrative that suits the person’s personality and worldview.
    I don’t see what objective value any of these anecdotal stories have. I’ve lived in a yoga camp, and I know how the will-to-believe exaggerates and overrules fact.
    What is the point of this post?

  3. Beyond Religion, there is a whole interesting world out there, considered miraculous by many, but real. One doesn’t have to spend time and money on religions whose origins are based upon adaptions from previous myths, promoted with lies, and riddled with fraud and forgery. The real world is stranger than you think. A lot of it is stranger than you CAN think. Exploring into that mysterious world is much better and more interesting than blind acceptance of other “miracles” based upon “faith”, without skeptical questioning.

  4. I savor, result in I discovered just what I was taking a
    look for. You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless
    you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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