Michael Sternbach

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  1. If this Church's lineage and the authorship of the Gospel of Thomas are correct, then it's too bad that they didn't retain the book.
  2. Sure, that's how I got Dwai... Thomas the Apostle whom the Gospel of Thomas is attributed to.
  3. Is there actually a Church though that considers St. Thomas to be its founder?
  4. simplify

  5. simplify

    Pillow sham
  6. Buddhism as a science...

    I think it depends on your definition of what qualifies as 'science'. It is true that the term generally refers to a positivist approach to things ever since the so-called scientific revolution. On another forum, I once pissed off a university professor by telling her that I don't accept this modern definition. That being said, it applies rigorously only to natural science anyway. Humanities are quite a different animal.
  7. Buddhism as a science...

    Yes, but what are the differences between the Buddhist perspective and the Shamanistic perspective in your opinion?
  8. Pandemic Panic - Transcending the Fear

    Greetings bums, This topic is intended as a platform for providing alternative outlooks on the current pandemic wrecking havoc in various ways - but first and foremost in people's minds. Comprehensible as their concern for their well-being may be, little is it understood that the very focus on apocalyptic scenarios - powerfully reinforced by the messages governments and media are constantly giving out - can only contribute to their eventual manifestation. It goes without saying that lots of people's hopes rest once again on conventional medicine coming up with a vaccine and/or cure for covid-19, when as a matter of fact methods that could treat it effectively have been known for a long time, but are woefully neglected by mainstream physicians and the general public. We may well go into those methods in due course, but let's start this discussion by reviewing the words of Dr. Edward Bach concerning the nature of infectious diseases. Known today mostly as the founder of a widely popular method of treatment using flower remedies, it should be noted that Dr. Bach started his career as a successful bacteriologist and vaccinologist and was gradually lead to a metaphysical understanding of illness and health. Due to his background, we can assume that the man was talking from personal experience and observation when he wrote: From: Edward Bach: Heal Thyself, ch. 7 I feel these words remain just as true today as when they were written down back in 1936...
  9. Buddhism as a science...

    Care to elaborate on this?
  10. Pandemic Panic - Transcending the Fear

    Interesting! What are the sources of your information regarding the experts' response during previous pandemics? Would you happen to have some links to share?
  11. Pandemic Panic - Transcending the Fear

    Moreover... Where did all the flu cases go anyway in the more recent past? Source: https://www.who.int/influenza/gisrs_laboratory/updates/summaryreport/en/
  12. Pandemic Panic - Transcending the Fear

    Excellent question! How many influenza cases have been diagnosed as such in the past? As compared to covid-19 cases at present? How many of the flu infected even consulted a doctor AND were given the correct diagnosis? Very interesting! Thanks.
  13. Pandemic Panic - Transcending the Fear

    Well, cats are said to have nine lives, so I am not overly concerned about your parents, Apech.
  14. Pandemic Panic - Transcending the Fear

    Please note that I was specifically referring to DNA vaccines (not to mRNA vaccines, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine), several of which are currently in the clinical testing phase for use as a prophylactic against covid-19. In the case of DNA vaccines, it indeed cannot be ruled out that the foreign DNA locally alters the genome, as numerous researchers wrote in peer reviewed journals in recent years. This could, for instance, lead to the activation of oncogenes or deactivation of anticarcinogenic sequences, causing cancer tumors to develop years later. Such local alterations are extremely hard to identify and will most likely show themselves only by the outbreak of the disease they triggered. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S222116911530366X?via%3Dihub https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17058502/ https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.4161/hv.28077 Very similar concerns have been raised regarding viral vector vaccines (especially DNA viruses). The Oxford-AstraSeneca vaccine belongs into that latter category, as it's based on a genetically modified chimpanzee adenovirus. That kind of vaccine comes with similar long-term risks like aforementioned DNA vaccines due to its integration into the cell nucleus before the body would start producing the desired antigens. See Patric U. B. Vogel: COVID-19 - Suche nach einem Impfstoff, Springer Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Wiesbaden, p. 24. Note that no less than 2.4 billion doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine had been preordered worldwide already by october 2020 (when it was still in the testing phase) and that its clinical application began about a week ago in the UK.
  15. Money

    First, you will have to find an affirmation that expresses your goal to have more money in your life. Use the present tense and phrase it using the three personal pronouns, as in: I, dmattwads, blah blah blah You, dmattwads, ... He, dmattwads, ... I could suggest one, but I prefer you create one that works for you yourself.
  16. Money

    Would you like to try an exercise involving writing that might help you identify the beliefs that keep you from getting money?
  17. Money

    Hmm... It could also be that you depreciate money because you harbour a negative belief that you can never get much of it anyway. Sour grapes, you know.
  18. Money

    Well, figuring out what you don't like about money would be an important step towards changing your attitude regarding it - hence towards attracting it more easily! Here are a few possibilities: Do you believe that wealth inevitably corrupts one's character? Do you feel that material gain would make you a less spiritual person? Or simply that it would make your life more complicated?
  19. Money

    Then it's time to take a deeper look into the various ways having money would benefit you and those you care for, I'd say.
  20. Money

    The term 'karma' simply means 'action'. It originally referred to the kind of magical ritual the brahmins were engaging in to make sure the ruler would be successful with his endeavours. Later its meaning was extended to include the "mind seeds" that one is planting in general. That implies that the causes of our success or lack thereof lie in ourselves. There is no cosmic authority that judges us and rewards or punishes us accordingly. True that each individual is born with a set of psychological traits that predispose them to creating certain situations. These have to do with the lessons we are supposed to learn in a given incarnation. The foremost lesson to unterstand is that we are creators in the flesh. Our physical experience always reflects our beliefs and expectations. There is no other rule. Even people cursing us have no power over us other than the influence we allow them to have. Again, that ties in with our beliefs. Magical charms do nothing by themselves. But they may help to keep us focussed on the results we wish to achieve. In a manner of speaking, they serve as a reminder to our inner self. But whether we employ them or not, it is the messages that we send to ourselves that make all the difference. If your dad told you that you will never have success in life and you bought that, then it is this negative belief about yourself that you first need to change. If you believe that you don't deserve much because of what you have done in this or a former life, or because it would be unfair to those who have less than you, then your circumstances will surely reflect that belief. If you long for a richer life in financial terms, yet you think that there is some kind of spiritual merit in living with no more than what you need for your bare survival, then it is again your attitude that you need to reconsider. Use visualization and affirmation to help you alter your beliefs and create new expectations on a profound level in a meditative state. More specific instructions can be provided on request. Again: Your only limitations are those that you impose upon yourself. You create your own reality. Cheers!
  21. Pandemic Panic - Transcending the Fear

    No, I meant the DNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 that are currently under development. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmedt.2020.571030/full Those are the ones that could potentially alter the DNA sequence per se according to medical research. Auto-immune reactions are probably a concern with either type.
  22. Pandemic Panic - Transcending the Fear

    It normally takes 8 to 12 years for any new vaccine to be approved; the shortest case ever (prior to the pandemic) having been 4.5 years. Procedures have been extremely condensed in the current instance and usual safety protocols have been invalidated. At the same time, manufacturers were freed from liability. It is simply not possible to know what side effects these vaccines may have, especially in the long run. All the more, since the very type of vaccine now widely distributed has never been approved for use in human medicine before. According to the peer reviewed medical literature, it cannot be ruled out that DNA based vaccines lead to genetic alterations. The exact ramifications of that are unforeseeable, but potentially include various severe illnesses.
  23. Pandemic Panic - Transcending the Fear

    While everybody should be entitled to making their own choice regarding getting one of the new vaccines or not, I believe such choice should be based on a thorough understanding of arguments pro and con, not on ignorance thereof. Alas, there is too little public discussion of the 'con side', the mass media being instrumental to getting as many as possible into the large-scale vaccination programs. On the critical side (all too often attributed to conspiracy crackpots prone to acting irresponsibly), I found some well-referenced material in German, however, it took me some time to come up with something satisfactory in English. In the following video, Dr James Lyons-Weiler particularly emphasizes the risk of autoimmune disorders occurring in reaction to vaccine jabs. This is consistent with other material that I have reviewed. Enjoy. https://odysee.com/@SGalan:1/Dr-James-Lyons-Weiler-Discusses-Vaccines,-Testing,-and-Damage:7
  24. We have a vaccine!

    Only over my dead body. Cheers Michael
  25. We have a vaccine!

    What a bitch you got involved with... For better or worse, the choice is yours... I like you, Bindi, so I hope you will make the right choice. Wish you best, Michael