Northern Israel, approximately 33 AD. According to the gospels of the New Testament of the Bible, in the months before his death, Jesus leads three of his apostles away from the village in which they’re staying and together, they journey to a nearby mountain.

“The story here is that Jesus went up a high mountain with Peter, James and John his three closest followers. While they were there, a glowing object hovered over them. And Moses and Elijah were reported to appear to him. While they were there, the body of Jesus began to glow tremendously. And when they were finished with this scene, they went down the mountain and Jesus told the disciples not to tell anybody about this until after his crucifixion and resurrection. This says to me that maybe the body of Jesus went through some type of transformation which changed his body so that when he arose from the dead, it would be a body that would never die again.”

– Rev. Barry H. Downing
(Author, The Bible and Flying Saucers)

According to the Bible, it was several months after this incident that Roman authorities arrested Jesus and put him to death by crucifixion.

“We know, following the crucifixion on Friday night, he is laid into a tomb. On Sunday, when Mary Magdalene and the other women come to anoint his body, the tomb is empty. The stone has been rolled back and his burial cloths are all that remain.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

Although Jesus is said to have ascended to a heavenly realm, it is written that he ascended “bodily.” This has led some Ancient Astronaut Theorists to form a different interpretation of the scriptures, based also on events that occurred just after the resurrection, that indicate it may have had extraterrestrial origins.

“Matthew’s gospel, chapter 28 says that, “An angel of God descended from heaven”, rolled back the stone and sat upon it.” And his clothing glistened white. And so we have a being reported to be there. This means that powers from another world were involved in the resurrection of Jesus.”

– Rev. Barry H. Downing
(Author, The Bible and Flying Saucers)

“People come to the tomb. They find the tomb empty. They’re describing, in in a couple of the gospels, young men with raiment that was shining. Much like extraterrestrial encounters today, where we see beings of light. And they say, ‘Well, why are you seeking the living among the dead? Jesus is gone, just like he said would happen.’”

Rev. Michael J.S. Carter, M.Div.
(Author, Alien Scriptures)

Many Christians believe this seminal resurrection in Western culture signifies that humans can and many eventually will be raised from the dead. But does it actually give humanity clues about how to pierce the veil between life and death? Some Ancient Astronaut Theorists say that further evidence that resurrection is possible can be found in the modern-day church service.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral. New York City. Cardinal Timothy Dolan says Mass at one of America’s most impressive Catholic churches and during the Eucharist, he consecrates bread and wine. According to church doctrine, at this moment, he is literally turning them into the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Cardinal Dolan, or any other priest who performs this ritual, is actually performing a resurrection.

“The Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation argues that this is a miracle. The Eucharist is a miracle. When you partake of the bread and the wine, that it miraculously transforms into the actual body and blood of Jesus.”

Robert Cargill, Ph.D.
(Former: Biblical Archaeologist, UCLA),
(Current: Asst. Prof. of Classic & Religious Studies,
Univ. of Iowa)

“We then ingest the holy. We ingest Christ, incorporate play on word that is, make part of our corpus, part of our body, the divine, in this ritual form. It is a powerful activity.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

But how can bread and wine be changed into flesh and blood? According to the Catholic Church, it’s a mystery that humans cannot possibly unravel. But some believe that instead of a physical transformation, Jesus is resurrected metaphysically during the church service that Jesus was, and still is, an advanced being that can move from one dimension to another. As evidence, they cite what Jesus told his followers about the power of gathering in groups to invoke his name.

“Christ said, “Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I am also.”  Something happens and it happens in ritual worship, collective worship. Now, I’m not putting aside the power and value of private spiritual practice, but there’s something else that happens when this is done collectively.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“Is this a form of resurrection as well, where they, in fact, then, in a way, embody the Christ energy during the Mass. So, maybe this is the purpose of the Mass is to create this environment where they can transform their body into a vehicle capable of manifesting or holding the Christ energy.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

Is it possible that worshippers around the world actually resurrect an otherworldly being every time they gather to pray? And if so, is this just a resurrection of the spirit? Or could we eventually reanimate the body so it can be reunited with the soul? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe stunning advances in modern medicine might soon make this possible.


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