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Do Portals To The Spirit Realm Exist?

By James Donahue

The word portal means a large gate or entrance to something. In the occult world we think of a portal as an entrance or opening between the limited third-dimensional world of our human existence, and a secret spiritual realm hidden from our daily view by a veil, or inability to see.

Human spirituality involves following a path, or choosing a way of life and mediation so that we can not only find this gate, but pass through it and learn the secrets beyond.

In ancient times and even within aboriginal tribes still existing today, people depended on shaman, medicine men or wizards to lead them through the portal. These miracle workers simply use various hallucinogenic plants of the earth to switch on the right side of the bicameral brain and temporarily open the third eye. When this happens, people have visions of the other side.

Unfortunately, when the effects of the drug wear off, the user is thrust back into the mundane world once more, bound by the rules of three-dimensional reality, clocks, sound and gravity. But there is always that nagging memory of something wonderful, something comfortable on the other side. It appears to be a memory of who we really are. Perhaps a memory of where we came from before we arrived on this planet and in these bodies.

If we had remained on that original path, following the trail of shamanism and Gnosticism, human evolution might have proceeded on target. But religious intervention occurred. We were introduced to the concept of external gods and eventually we forgot the light that exists within.

Even the religions possess books filled with references to the spiritual realm around us, and suggest that a gate between our world and that one exists. The Bible, however, is filled with warnings that "believers" are not to communicate with spirits because they represent Satanic spirits attempting to lure us into an evil web of wickedness and the eventual loss of our soul.

The scriptures also speak of the angelic realm, and make it clear that we are under the daily guidance of the angels who are portrayed to us as something good . . . a gift from God to help us through our daily lives. This is widely accepted by a broad spectrum of religious believers today.

Based on these scriptures, however, we can put forth the argument, supported even by the Bible, that an intelligent, functioning and dynamic system of life exists beyond or behind mythology. We also can argue that these beings can enter our world, either at their choosing or by our invitation, through some kind of gateway.

We may then assume that if such a portal exists from their world to ours, it may also be assessable from our world to theirs. The question then: how do we do it?

Ironically the tools for getting there exist all around us, and right at our feet. But because of the heavy religious influence that has infiltrated our government and directed the writing of our laws, the humans have foolishly made it illegal and punishable by imprisonment for using these tools.

I am talking about the natural elements of the Earth, marijuana, cocoa, the poppy, peyote, and a variety of other lesser known fungi and grasses that contain elements designed to kick the brain into fast track and open that third eye.

Why would so many natural plants exist on the Earth? Some say they were placed here to help us evolve. However they got here, dark forces that have carefully integrated our minds and blocked our mental and spiritual evolution for over 3,000 years, have made darned sure we use these drugs at our own risk.

Prisons in the United States are currently filled to capacity, mostly by people who were involved in the production and sale of these drugs for personal financial gain. There has been a demand for the drugs, not so much for spiritual reasons but because they make the users temporarily feel good in the midst of a dark and foreboding world. That this "good" feeling might in some way be connected to a few quick glimpses of our spiritual roots does not seem to occur to the masses.

There are other tools that can be successfully used to help us "cross over." These include such things as certain musical tones, the use of mental and spiritual techniques like yoga and intense meditation. One might need to call upon skilled practitioners to learn these techniques, however.