The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched an investigation into a video filmed at night on its Geneva campus depicting a mock ritual human sacrifice.
The video, which circulated online, shows several individuals in black cloaks gathering in a main square at Europe’s top physics lab, in what appears to be a re-enactment of an occult ceremony.
The video includes the staged “stabbing” of a woman. It is filmed from the perspective of a secret viewer watching from a window above who, as the ceremony reaches its climax, lets out a string of expletives and flees with the camera still running.
The ceremony appears to have been staged in front of a statue of the Hindu deity Shiva that is on permanent display at the complex, home of the Large Hadron Collider.
“These scenes were filmed on our premises but without official permission or knowledge,” a Cernspokeswoman told Agence France-Presse in an email.
“Cern does not condone this type of spoof, which can give rise to misunderstandings about the scientific nature of our work.”
The “investigation” under way was an “internal matter”, she said.
The video has raised questions about security on Cern’s campus.
Asked to detail the security procedures surrounding access to the campus, the Cern spokeswoman said: “Cern IDs are checked systematically at each entry to the Cern site whether it is night or day.”
She further indicated that those responsible for the prank had access badges.
“Cern welcomes every year thousands of scientific users from all over the world and sometimes some of them let their humour go too far. This is what happened on this occasion,” the email said.
The spokeswoman was not available to comment the possible identity of those responsible.
Geneva police told AFP they had been in contact with Cern about the video but were not involved in an official investigation.
Cern hosts machinery carrying out some of the world’s most elaborate particle research, including an enormously powerful proton smasher trying to find previously undiscovered particles.
With Agence France-Presse
Why is there a Nataraj statue at CERN?
On 18 June, CERN unveiled an unusual new landmark, a 2m tall statue of the Indian deity Lord Shiva.
The Director-General and Dr. Kakodkar watch as Mr.Chandrasekhar signs the Guest Book.
The statue is a gift from India, celebrating CERN’s long association with India which started in the 1960’s and continues strongly today. It was unveiled by the Director General, Dr Robert Aymar, His Excellency Mr K. M. Chandrasekhar, Ambassador (WTO-Geneva) and Dr Anil Kakodkar, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Dept of Atomic Energy, India.
In the Hindu religion, this form of the dancing Lord Shiva is known as the Nataraj and symbolises Shakti, or life force. As a plaque alongside the statue explains, the belief is that Lord Shiva danced the Universe into existence, motivates it, and will eventually extinguish it. Carl Sagan drew the metaphor between the cosmic dance of the Nataraj and the modern study of the ‘cosmic dance’ of subatomic particles.
The statue was made in India. The original sculpture was a wax model, around which a soil mould was made. Melting the wax left a hollow into which liquid metal was poured. Once cooled, the mould was split and the statue polished and given its antique finish.
The statue is on permanent display in the square between buildings 39 and 40, a short distance from the Main Building.
“In 2004, a 2m statue of the dancing Shiva was unveiled at, the European Center for Research in Particle Physics in . The statue, symbolizing Shiva’s cosmic dance of creation and destruction, was given to by the Indian government to celebrate the research center’s long association with India. A special plaque next to the Shiva statue explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s cosmic dance with quotations from : “
Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.”
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Nataraja (: “நடராசர்” or Kooththan கூத்தன், The King of Dance) is a depiction of the as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance (called ) to destroy a weary universe and prepare for its renewal, by the god who starts the process of creation.
The dance has a Great Significance:
First, it is seen as the image of his rhythmic play which is the source of all movement within the universe. This is represented by the circular or elliptical frame surrounding the Lord.
Secondly, the purpose of his dance is to release the souls of all men from the snare of illusion.
Lastly, the place of the dance is portrayed as the center of the universe, is actually within the heart.
CERN Wishes to bring forth the rhythm of the Universe through modern Technology, release all men from the snare of illusion, and try to explain the mysteries of the Universe
Shiva’s Cosmic Dance at CERN
On June 18, 2004, an unusual new landmark was unveiled at CERN, the European Center for Research in Particle Physics in Geneva — a 2m tall statue of the Indian deity Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of Dance. The statue, symbolizing Shiva’s cosmic dance of creation and destruction, was given to CERN by the Indian government to celebrate the research center’s long association with India.
photo credit: Giovanni Chierico
In choosing the image of Shiva Nataraja, the Indian government acknowledged the profound significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s dance for the cosmic dance of subatomic particles, which is observed and analyzed by CERN’s physicists. The parallel between Shiva’s dance and the dance of subatomic particles was first discussed by Fritjof Capra in an article titled “The Dance of Shiva: The Hindu View of Matter in the Light of Modern Physics,” published in Main Currents in Modern Thought in 1972. Shiva’s cosmic dance then became a central metaphor in Capra’s international bestseller The Tao of Physics, first published in 1975 and still in print in over 40 editions around the world.
A special plaque next to the Shiva statue at CERN explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s cosmic dance with several quotations from The Tao of Physics. Here is the text of the plaque:
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, seeing beyond the unsurpassed rhythm, beauty, power and grace of the Nataraja, once wrote of it “It is the clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of.”
More recently, Fritjof Capra explained that “Modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter,” and that “For the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter.”
It is indeed as Capra concluded: “Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.”
A balance between light and dark, good and evil and the line that seperates from the ignorance to knowledge to a cosmic where there is no relativity of time-space abstraction on pre-assumed theories – a symbol where science can find bliss to the unknown and be an explorer to be known, also the enery which doesn’t take sides and has no existence or destruction but has conversion. 🙂
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I was walking to Caravaca (Region Murcia, southern Spain) where the release of all carma or guilt is overed this year (like every 7th year). This is a great opportunity to make peace with one self. The castle where the church with the reliquie of the holy Cross is, was built by the Knights Templar.
Only Twenty Seconds
The following story comes from Andrew, a teacher of the Course, who lived in New York for a long time. At 9/11 he was with other brothers at Ground Zero and helped several people who were wandering around in shock. Many miracles occurred here. At this moment of deepest agony the gates of heaven were wide open and things happened that would not have been possible otherwise. Within a few years, New York City fell back into the normality of deep sleep though. Andreas lived there at the time when I visited him at the crossing of First Street/First Avenue between Uptown and Downtown, a neighborhood with alternative shops and cafes, where the ever-present scent of incense and pot announced an alternative lifestyle.
My girlfriend and I stayed right across from Andreas’ apartment in one of the cheapest descents of the city. We stayed at the youth hotel of the Hare Krishna Temple. Because I worked for several hours during the days renovating the rooms, I could stay there for only twenty-five dollars a night; otherwise it would have cost sixty-five. My room was right above the temple. This meant that I was woken up every morning at 4:30 when the drum and the choir of the community were singing: “Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna, Hare, Hare. Hare Rama…” Andrew himself once had been a bigwig in the Hare Krishna ISKCON organization and could enter the hotel and eat breakfast for free. Once, for an hour, we joined a group of Indian dancing and singing monks of ISKCON, when they made their rounds in a nearby park. Andreas, a large athletic man in his sixties, is a great communicator.
He had the ability to connect with the people in the streets of New York and bring them into contact with the inner light. After such a meeting they found themselves in a different world than before. The following story took place in his youth. Because of the Vietnam War in the U.S. conscription, he was active in the late sixties and early seventies.
Andreas eluded the convening by changing his place of residence every two weeks, spending two years practically on the road. He acted here quite legally. He always reported the new address immediately to the city and the Army. But since the bureaucratic apparatus of the U.S. Army needed a certain amount of time to send the convening papers to the new address, he was always in a different place when they reached the destination.
He told me that he had only slept twice outside in these two years. Again and again the people with whom he had hitchhiked or who he met on the road had taken him home. With God, he did not want to have anything to do, except he trusted the universe that he would be taken care of always, which was already much more than many Christians are able to do. Once, however, it looked bad for him. He was in the middle of the night somewhere, knocked off in a lightless wasteland. Freezing rain soaked his clothes and he saw no more way to find shelter.
He was shivering and was sure that his death was imminent. He fell to his knees, looked up at the black starless sky and prayed for the first time since his childhood. “Universe, God, I’m dying. If I go somewhere, if there is another life for me up there, then please give me a sign!” He did not even ask for help. At this point of the story his voice always failed.
It took God only twenty seconds to respond! Headlights of a jeep shot around the next corner of the country road where he was. There were soldiers in it. The car stopped and took him with them.
From that moment on, he was in search for this God who had never let him out of sight.
When he got to know the Course and realized ‘Yes!’ to God, he was afraid. “I do not want to have to fight like Albert Schweitzer in Lambarene with the heat, the disease, and the mosquitoes, but if you want, I’ll do even that.” The answer of the Holy Spirit was the following. “You are only expected to live always in the passionate ecstasy of light and miracles. No other sacrifice is requested!” He happily agreed. Since then, he is a living expression of this order.
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- Miracles – Stories and Experiences
What is the meaning of miracles for our lives? Maybe stories can best describe this. These stories may sound unbelievable to some extent, but they all come from people I trust.
A Precognitive Dream
My grandmother dreamed 1946 of a day when she was driving around in the courtyard of her sister´s farm with a horse car. In her dream she knew that her own house had burned down at this moment. When she told the rest of the family about this dream they just mocked about it. Then on Christmas Eve, 1946 the house burned suddenly. That was the worst time for that to happen. The Russians had occupied the country, everything was scarce, much was destroyed and my grandmother was a widow with three children. While the house was burning, the men of the village came running, shovelling the grain harvest of the year from the burning floor of the thatched hall house into the yard. They saved the harvest of the year and that was what we call a miracle in the Course. For the rest of the year my grandmother and her children ate stony, smoky tasting bread, which inflicted some damage to their teeth but they had to eat it. The moment of the dream really happened, she remembered it when she drove the horse car in her sister´s yard.
She found another husband and rebuilt the house, which still stands today. The miracle was the fact that they were preserved, even in their darkest moment. As a child I always believed my grandmothers, who were cousins, who told me this and similar stories because I believed in the miraculous, contrary to the rest of the family. The dreary material world of the 60´s in East Germany, which was regarded by the other as ‘without an alternative’ seemed too boring and insignificant to me.
Only later I realized that miracles require a completely different way of thinking. Miracles occur only when we are absolutely ‘miracle minded’ or when life has pushed us into a corner where we have to let go of control. Who wants that? To be a human being means to have control over one´s own life and to defend it jealously against death, until God or nothingness snatches it back from him. Control is understood as life, loss of control as death. The Course sees this vice versa. For it, we live in a world of death, in the midst of a living universe, where all things are perfectly controlled by God and therefore by love. Since the identity of God includes His creation, which includes the knowledge of God and the understanding of his will. The truth is much different in the Course than we thought it was.
I once met a man on a train from Berlin to the north. The train was a half hour late in the station of Oranienburg. The man looked so mysterious, as if he came straight out of a movie. He sat down opposite to me. After we had looked at each other for some time, he said:
“The voice has already told me that the train will have a delay.”
“What voice?” I wanted to know.
“The voice that always speaks to me. She said to me that I should sweep the stairway. But I said that I would miss the train. But the voice assured me that the train will be delayed and I would be on time at the station.”
My curiosity was peaked. The man had a strange look. His eyes glowed inwardly in an unknown fire.
“Since when do you hear that voice?” I asked.
He looked out the window and was lost in thought for a while. “It was in the second world war. I was in a trench. In front of me were the Russians. We Germans were on the decline. I was the last survivor in our whole line of defense. Behind me there was no cover, far and wide. Only flat, icy Russian steppe. And yet I could not surrender. I thought the Russians would shoot me right away because there were no other witnesses. So I jumped out of my trench and ran away from the Russians. The Russians blasted out of all their barrels at me. The bullets whistled just around me everywhere. And I cried all the time ‘God! God! God!’ The bullets did not hit me. I escaped. Since then, I hear the voice.”
The Course both is a miracle. It is the rescue of the soldiers and his lifelong listening to the inner Voice for God, as the Holy Spirit is called in the Course.
. What are Miracles?
In the Course, the word “miracle” has a special meaning. The central idea is that there is no order in miracles. If a miracle should be possible at all, then it can change all things, how big or difficult they may look like. It’s not about to change the world according to our own desires. Miracles, as understood in the Course, overcome illusions and bring us therefore closer to reality; that´s why our miracles are not important in themselves. It is important, however, to recognize their source, which is far beyond any evaluation. Therefore, miracles are here not considered to be something special, they are, on the contrary, a natural process, because they represent reality within a world of illusions. They are expressions of a love that connects us all.
Miracles are an expression of life itself, as well as the voice that inspires them. As we said, miracles become the voice of the Holy Spirit and a personal guide of the student of the Course. The aim of the Course is an ongoing listening to this inner voice and thus the ability to be truly helpful.
Miracles should not be subject to conscious control. They must involuntarily since they follow a plan that we can not know on earth, due to the limitations we have imposed unto ourselves in this world. Miracles are the right of all people, for they help to cure a deficiency under which almost all suffer. They bring the giver and the receiver more love. They should not be used as a spectacle. They have no place at fairs, because they are played out in the inconspicuous, on an interpersonal level, in the world of feelings and thoughts. Nevertheless, prayers are important for miracles.
We have to ask for miracles, for they represent a communication between heaven and earth. They change time by shortening the timeline that extends from now until the end of this space-time continuum. In other words, with the help of miracles that are unlimited in numbers, we can return to heaven faster. They free us of the past and free our mind for the future. They testify to the truth. It does need faith to let them happen. Each day should be spent with miracles. They are part of the curriculum. They shift the awareness from the visible to the invisible and show the unreality of the physical plane. This makes them heal. They provide a service; they are an act of love and reassure donors and the recipient of the intrinsic value they both have in the eyes of God.
Miracles can unite the mind of a whole group of people with God. They show that the mind is the medium of truth and not the body. Miracles do need forgiveness. Without forgiveness they can not happen. Miracles create fear in those who are afraid of the light, because they believe to be guilty. Only when they realize they’re innocent, can they let go of their fears of the light and surrender to it. Miracles give us the opportunity to heal, because we have introduced the idea of disease into our perception.
Quotes out of: The Course Of Miracles: