Written By: Firepen
Google Earth is not a new concept; satellite imagery has been around
for thousands of years.
Whilst I was travelling through New Zealand a few years ago, I joined
a tour taken by a Maori guide around Auckland’s main museum. In one
stunning exhibit, he showed us some kites made by the Maoris. These
great ancient Maori kites fascinated me, and I asked the guide what
they were for.
He told me that the tribal leaders (tohunga) would put themselves
[astrally] into the kites, and fly them up above the village. In this
way they could see for hundreds of miles around the surrounding land,
and be forewarned of any rival tribes movements.
The idea that human beings have the capability to project themselves
outside of their bodies, and be conscious in that state, is not a new
one. I have read hundreds of accounts of this both in history and
today, and met many people who related out of body (OOB) experiences
to me with a genuineness that is hard to ignore.
In my view it is entirely possible, and a logical and reasonable idea
that the Maoris had this capability. There is no proof that it was
otherwise to my knowledge, and so I choose to believe the Maori guide
that this was in fact what happened.
These experiences in the kite provided images from their ’satellite’,
which were valuable information to the tribe, long before the
existence of Google Earth and the satellites of today. Oh and
incidentally did not harm the environment in their use, having been
made from entirely recyclable material. Was their version of the
satellite worse than ours, or better?
Science and technology industries emulate nature, our own human
capabilities, and celebrate themselves as the author of these ’new’
technologies. The externalisation of our own capabilities into
computers and technology is in my view the easy way out. It is
difficult to look inside and discover your own potential, but easy to
look outside and discover the potential of a computer, or a car, or a
machine for coring apples. These external technologies are evolving,
but in many ways are distracting us from the true evolution that needs
to occur, in our own minds and human capabilities.