Sunday, June 17, 2018

Rael’s Mediums: Telepathic or Psychotic?

Meme credits: @raelquotes
Belief in telepathy is one of the main tenets of Raelism. It is believed that it was through telepathy that extraterrestrials, known to the Raelians as the Elohim, made Rael buy a copy of the Bible, just days before being made to go to the place where he would meet one of them face-to-face over six days for an hour each time at the end of 1973 (Intelligent Design, p. 7).

The ET, alleged to be Yahweh of the Bible, explained to Rael how all humans have an inherent ability to communicate telepathically: the brain being a transmitter of accurate waves and thoughts with our bodily hair acting as its antenna, citing the story of Samson who had lost his ability to communicate with Yahweh once his hair was cut. Therefore, the point about not shaving off any hair is very important to Raelians. (pp. 35-36). This explains why Raelians tend to fall for such pseudoscience and grow out their hair.

Rael also claims how Yahweh used telepathy to make him give his son a specific name (p. 94). At the end of Rael's alleged meeting, Yahweh shares something instructive:
"You know the truth, and we will stay in contact with you by telepathy to give you confidence and additional information if we think necessary." (p. 101)
About two years later, in 1975, Rael claims that he was taken to the Planet of Eternal Life, that is supposedly about 1-light year away on board one of their spacecrafts. While on their planet, Yahweh allegedly used a machine to awaken certain faculties that lay dormant in Rael's brain so as to be able to exploit its full potential (p. 171).

Yahweh then advises people to meditate to "open one's mind" and try and communicate with the Elohim while trying to be "in harmony with the infinite". Yahweh then mentions mediums:
"Mediums are useful, so seek them out. But balance them because their gifts as mediums - which are only gifts of telepathy - unbalance them, and they begin to believe in magic, the supernatural, and other incredibly stupid things, including an ethereal body, which is a new way of trying to believe in the soul which does not exist. In fact, what they are actually doing is tuning into people who lived several centuries ago, and whom we have recreated on this paradisiacal planet." (p. 172)
Rael's second book contains directives known as the "Keys" that would help people open their minds. In the chapter titled "The Human Brain", Rael goes back into explaining telepathy and the usefulness of meditation:
"We still have a long way to go in fully understanding the potential of the human brain. The sixth sense, direct perception, should be developed in young children. This is what we call telepathy. Telepathy enables us to communicate directly with our creators, the Elohim.
 Numerous mediums have come to me asking what they should do, because they had received messages from what they call “the beyond”, asking them to get in touch with me in order to help me, and for me to bring them “the light”. Mediums are very important people because they have an above average gift of telepathy, and their minds are already on the path to an awakened state. They should try to practice meditation in order to fully master their potential. I am eagerly waiting for all those mediums who have received such messages to get in touch with me, so that we may organize regular meetings. The true mediums who seek to be informed will all receive instructions. The power of one brain is great, but the power of several brains is infinite. Let those who have ears, hear." (p. 207)
In the chapter titled "The Reward", Rael writes:
"If you recognize the Elohim as your creators, and if you love them and wish to welcome them, if you try to do good to other people by making as much use as you can of all your potential, if you think of your creators regularly, trying through telepathy to make them understand that you love them, if you help the Guide of Guides to accomplish his mission, you will without a doubt be entitled to scientific reincarnation on the planet of the eternals." (p. 216)
Yet, given all of the above, Rael has quite recently excommunicated a couple of high-profile Raelians because they came forward and claimed to be receiving instructions directly from the Elohim through telepathy and other modes of communication. Rael brushed these individuals off saying they were suffering from mental illness. Rael communicated his official stance on this matter in a Raelian newsletter, which contradicts what he wrote originally in his books:
Regarding the allusion of mediums in the Messages 
Mediums, as explained in the Messages, have to receive a special training when they are little children. After childhood they cannot develop it. And even with this training they can only receive telepathic feelings: never clear Messages. We do not even have, right now, the knowledge about this training. For clear Messages there is a need for a surgery which was performed on me when I went to the Eternal life Planet. The call for regular meetings of sensitive people called "medium" and who can receive feelings and never clear messages will be organized when the Elohim will ask for it and not to create a new leadership but for a very special purpose. And that may happen or not. The Elohim decide and we follow. The only way to know when they decide is through the Prophet and not through people suddenly hearing voices... 
If I received the Messages in 1973 by " hearing voices" I would never have believed it, nor created any organization but would have instead ran to see a psychiatrist. For the simple reason that I am a rational person. I did accept the Messages and the mission because they were given to me in a physical contact and not at a "sunrise" or at any "solstice" which means nothing. 
Our mission is to fight traditional mysticism and even more neo-mysticism which attracts many people due to the disappearing of main religions. Peace and love. (Contact 379, p. 7)
Notice how Rael is conflating mediums who allegedly already possess telepathic abilities with normal people who need to be trained from a young age. Rael seems to be oblivious of himself instructing Raelians to meditate in order to develop their “sixth sense”. Rael also denies Yahweh’s prior directive to immediately organize regular meetings with mediums who will have received instructions, and not just feelings, from the Elohim. Rael also seems to forget his claim that the Elohim kept contact with him telepathically prior to his “surgery” that supposedly transformed him into a full blown telepath. Does this mean Rael was just vaguely in contact with them between 1973 and 1975? Does this also mean Rael can now, as did the Elohim to himself, mind-control other people?

To date, Rael has yet to seek out and acknowledge "true mediums" as Raelians. Instead, he does not hesitate to expel anyone who dares to contest his original writings, known as the Messages, or his dictatorial authority as the messenger of the Elohim in an attempt to purge his cult of “weak and psychologically unbalanced people, who take their dreams or mental disease induced hallucinations, for reality” (Contact 379, p. 7).

Rael knows these people are delusional because he himself must have made everything up.


Advocatus Diaboli

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Rael vs. Stephen Hawking: Whose Aliens are more Evil?

Credits: @RaelianMemes
Back in 2010 in a press release, Rael referred to world-renowned theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking as not only handicapped physically, but mentally as well, due to the ‘degenerative disease’ of ‘evolutionism’ or ‘Darwinism’. He elaborates on what he calls a “magical, irrational concept”:
His fears about murderous, invading aliens are based on the theory of evolution – the myth of evolution, to be more precise. He’s afraid humans are inferior to aliens who might invade. That’s logical, but only if you accept the myth of evolution.

Hitler’s views about superior Aryans; slavery and apartheid; and Hawking’s delirium of aliens wiping out humanity all fit perfectly with the evolution myth.
Let us be reminded that Rael claims that Extraterrestrials created all life on Earth and evidence of this feat is recorded in various holy scriptures, including the Bible, and that he is the last of their prophets - messengers who have been chosen to represent our cosmic creators.

Rael’s criticisms of Hawking’s views are nothing short of Orwellian Doublespeak considering that Raelian doctrine itself provides supporting evidence contradicting Rael.

Supremacy
First, Rael harps on about how advanced our alleged creators are, establishing a significant superiority to us on all levels. In fact, it is stated that these extraterrestrials are some 25,000 years more advanced than our earthly civilization (Intelligent Design, p. 107), and that they have not come across any other cosmic civilisation as advanced as they are.

In terms of superior races among humans, Rael claims in his book that these extraterrestrials created seven different races on Earth and amongst them, the "Jewish race" had been selected in a contest as the most successful type of humanoid on Earth due to their intelligence and genius and that this is why they are often considered as the “chosen people” (p. 18).

Alien Invasion
As Rael’s extraterrestrials are revealed to be the Elohim as described in the Bible, (as well as the deities of other religions), the destructive acts attributed to these gods are in fact the acts of the extraterrestrials. In Rael's first book, the Great Flood of the Bible is reinterpreted as being a cataclysmic event caused by the Elohim when they attempted to destroy all life on Earth using advanced nuclear weapons, except for Noah and his family who were saved by a small group of rebellious Elohim aboard a spacecraft along with the DNA of every species we find on our planet today, all because the intelligent humans they have created, albeit primitive technologically, were deemed a threat to them (p. 20). Therefore, even Raelian doctrine provides evidence of aliens making an attempt to destroy humanity. So much for Rael’s argument of aliens not capable of wiping out humanity.

Slavery
This also means that everything attributed to God can be attributed to Rael’s Elohim, which includes slavery as attested in the Bible, Qur'an or the Book of Mormon - religious texts recognized in Raelism.

Apartheid
As for apartheid, Rael writes how the Elohim allowed only a select few priestly figures to approach them, but only after wearing aseptic clothing (pp. 50-51), whilst making a point to shun humans who were sick or had any form of physical deformity or disability (p. 31), something quite reminiscent of the Nazi era in the 20th century.

Furthermore, Rael relates how the Elohim practice apartheid within their own civilization. He claims how a group of 700 Elohim live on "the Planet of the Eternals" completely separate from the 7 billion mortal Elohim, who live on another planet altogether, enjoying a lifespan of about 750 years (p. 110).

Cosmic Laws Were Meant to be Broken
Rael continues with his doublespeak in the same press release:
With intelligent design, you automatically have intelligent organization of the universe as well, organization based on peace and love, not on monsters ready to invade and destroy humanity.

Intelligent designers wouldn’t allow anyone to destroy their creation. What’s more, with cosmic laws based on intelligent design, violent species wind up self-destructing before they can spread their violence to other planets.
This "cosmic law" (p. 151) is nothing but a Raelian a priori assumption that contradicts its very own message.

According to Rael, the Elohim were able to escape their planetary system and therefore must be peaceful. However, as stated above, the Elohim not only intended to destroy their own creation completely, but acted on this - thousands of years after having met the criteria of escaping self-destruction and entering a peaceful interstellar level of civilization. Yet their violent tendencies didn't cease after that atrocious event. Rael also reinterprets Biblical events such as Sodom and Gomorrah (p. 24) as nuclear attacks on the two cities by the Elohim, or the events of the “Trumpets of Jericho” as the Elohim using advanced ultrasonic weapons and "full scale bombings" (p. 33). More examples of the Elohim's violent behavior can be found here.

Just to put things into perspective, all this purportedly happened about 15,000 years after these extraterrestrials had the capability to escape their own planetary system, supposedly passing through a self-destruction filter that prevents violent civilizations from spreading across space.

In his book, Rael claims that it takes 666 generations, or approximately 13,360 years (p. 304), to reach such a turning point in a civilization’s history [1]. According to Rael, the generation of 1945 was exactly that turning point in human history he calls the start of the Age of Apocalypse (p. 206). It’s rather damning when a civilization claims to be so advanced, yet demonstrates its own failure to have overcome its most basic, violent tendencies - directly contradicting the supposed cosmic law, even after having had more time than the entirety of human history. And all this by their own account.

Could they be suggesting that they are but one exception to the rule? It’s highly unlikely as Rael also claims that the Elohim created another two humanoid species on other planets, and that one may soon make contact with us (p. 357). Once again, the assumption being that this other creation has managed to escape their own planetary system, making them more advanced than us and guaranteed to be peaceful.

However, earlier in Rael's writings, he states:
Out of the three worlds where life has been created, the one which makes the most progress will receive the inheritance [of the Elohim's advanced scientific knowledge]. The ones which have not progressed will be dominated by the other and eliminated. This is also true on Earth between peoples. (p. 75).
Does this not only support Hawking’s position and contradict Rael’s assurances that extraterrestrials will never invade us, but also nullify his anti-scientific stance against biological evolution where he claims that only violent species who wish to conquer other worlds are produced?

The vitriol against Hawking continued in 2016 in yet another press release, this time in response to comparisons made between extraterrestrials and European colonizers, if they were to come to Earth.

Ironically, in spite of all these inadequacies, Rael still decided to nominate Hawking as an Honorary Raelian Guide for his decision to withdraw from the Israeli President's Conference in protest against the nation's occupation of Palestine territories in 2013. Oddly enough, his honorary title hasn't been revoked, in stark contrast to Rael's habitual practice of excommunication of high ranking Raelian Guides who step out of line, speak out or question him - thus displeasing him.


Advocatus Diaboli


[1] According to Rael, the Elohim "decided to start their work on Earth" some 22,000 years ago (p. 81). He also claims a "day" in the Biblical creation story is about 2,000 years (p. 12), meaning it took the Elohim 12,000 years to create humans on the "sixth day". But, if the Elohim are 25,000 years in advance of us and if it takes about 13,320 years for a civilization to escape their planetary system, the Elohim civilization should be about 38,320 years old. This also means, the Elohim had 15,000 years to overcome their aggressive tendencies since leaving their planetary system and venture out into space before committing atrocities against us.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

ラエリアンの虚偽情報:「聖」或るいは「無菌」?

クロード・ボリロン(Claude Vorilhon)のオリジナルのバージョンはフランス語で書かれていました。彼にメッセージをくれた宇宙人はフランス語で話しました。

ですから、フランス語のバージョンを注意深く見ることは非常に重要です。

他のすべてのバージョン、英語、イタリア語、日本語などは、フランス語のメッセージの差異を完全に100%反映していません。

クロード・ボリロンの本は、自分自身に知らせるだけでなく、精神的にも実存的な旅にも深く関わってくれる人々に影響を与えてきました。

私の場合、「真実を告げる書」を読むとすぐ疑問を感じました。

51ページの宇宙人によって与えられた例は、その本を信じる可能性を排除しました。

私は公平のために読書を続け、二番目に出版された本を読んで自分自身の義務を超えました。

私の懐疑主義は最終的に限界に達し、私は突然の結論に達しました:クロード・ボリロンはすべてを発明しました。

私は51ページに小さな宝を発見しました。これはかなり明らかになり、ボリロンの悪い意図の完全な例です。

私が言及しているこの講義は、フランス語を話す読者にとって、フランス語に特有の微妙なものであるため、この本のフランス語版読者にはっきりと理解できるものです:それはヘブライ語ではもちろん、英語、日本語、その他の言語では見つからないフランス語の同音異義語です(発音は同じだが、互いに区別される語)!

それは、ラエルのエロヒムが彼らの主張の証拠を提供するときはいつも、主にヘブライ語を引用している聖書の例を引用しているからです。

それで、この例では、51ページで言及したように、宇宙人はクロードに、彼らによって作られた人間は微妙な概念を理解することができない原始的な存在であることを明らかにしました。

彼らの原始性は、彼らに超自然的に見える最も洗練されていない出来事に、神聖で魔法的な性格を与えるよう促します。 エロハは、クロードに聖書に見られる変形の例を挙げます。。。
 
『エゼキエルが訪れた創造者たちの地球上の住居、すなわち「神殿」で彼らに奉仕していた祭司たちは、お務つとめの際には無菌の衣服を身につけていました。そして、創造者たちが危険な病原菌に汚染されないように、衣服は「神殿」に置いておかねばなりませんでした。 
 祭司たちが務めを行う衣服を、その所に置かなければならない。これは聖だからである。「エゼキエル書」42章14節 
「この衣服は無菌だから」と書くべきところですが、当時の何でも神秘化する未開な人たちには、創造者たちが説明したり見せたりしても、その内容が理解できなかったのです。』(Intelligent Design・地球人は科学的に創造された・創造者からのメッセージ・ページ 50-51)

したがって、メッセージのフランス語版によると、エロヒムは、衣類がフランス語で「細菌からの解放」を意味する「SAINS」であることを意味しました。 しかし、原始的な人々は、衣服はフランス語で "祝福" または "" を意味する「SAINTS」であると書いています。 彼は明らかに、エラーは「SAIN」の代わりに「SAINT」という言葉の誤用であると述べています。

それは良い例のように思え、かなり効果的です。

しかし、これらの「原始的な人々」が話さなかったフランス語の使用に完全に基づいているため、この推論には完全な欠陥があります。

実際、古フランス語の起源は842年にストラスブールの誓いにさかのぼります。

中世フランスは15世紀に現代フランス語が17世紀に現れました。それで、たとえ言語が存在しなくても、私たちの原始的な祖先は2つのフランス語同音異義語を混同することが可能でしたか?

彼らがヘブライ語、古代ギリシア語、ラテン語で間違いを犯した可能性はもっと高いですか?

そのような言語でもこのような間違いが起きる可能性はありますか? この例では、「書くべきところですが」と指定されています。

フランス語が発明されていないときに、どのようにしてフランス語で書くことができましたか?

フランス語の繊細さを使って、原始的な人々が彼らには理解できないものすべてを神聖化していることを実証するためには、粗末な、厄介な、ばかげたアプローチではないですか?

私の記憶が正しければ、ラエリアン・ガイドのレオン・ムレる(Leon Mellul)はこの悪い例を説明するテキストを書いていました。おそらく著者は同じ考えをしており、この参考文献は同じ本の英語版からは除外されていると思われます。彼の説明は完全に理解できず、読者の知性を引き出すよう求められました。前述の文章を守るための彼のテキストは確信できませんでした。

ラエリアン・ムーブメントの多くの人々はこのナンセンスを認識することができます。

ビジリット・ボアッセラ(Brigitte Boisselier)、マルセル・テルッセ(Marcel Terrusse)、マルク・リバード(Marc Rivard)のような人々は、この非論理的な誤りを認識しなければなりません。。。彼らが彼らの感情を背後に置くことができれば。



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