In the ancient Egyptian pyramids, people were trying to find immortality, not wanting to go through the perceived pain of letting go in death. There was a distrust of death, and a wanting to master it. The Hindus also think there's a way to consciously transcend the cycle of death and rebirth, and the Christians talk about Christ "conquering" death. It's a common human theme to not want to cycle like everything else in death and rebirth and death and rebirth. Cathee has learned from talking to daisy, that it's because humans seem more cut off from God/Goddess/All That Is that they don't trust the cycle. Daisy has no fear of death whatsoever, and can embrace it. But humans seem to have to go through a whole lot of lifetimes, or else a whole lot of initiations before they're no longer afraid of death. It seems to not be natural with humans like it is with everything else in the universe. Planets, star systems, galaxies—they're not afraid of death. But humans are.
There's something unique about the human ego, we guess, in your wanting conscious control over your own transformation. But like a Buddhist once said, the you that wants to become enlightened won't be there once you are enlightened. The ego can't go there.
Tremendous talent and ingenuity have gone into trying to make it so that the ego can slip into what happens after your transformation—after your death—after your leap—in a way that has nothing to do with love and connection with everything. It's something that humans have been working on for as long as there have been humans, but especially the last several thousand years. How can that ego survive? There are elements of selfhood that do go on and on. But you can't control the process.
So when you hear the word "temple," that's a tool. It can be a very powerful tool. And it often—not always, but often—is used to this end, at least among the priest caste or those who are most dedicated to it. There are a lot of good-hearted people in just about any temple. But the ones who in your culture are going into military engineering and so forth—the ones really serious about getting down to what makes life and death and how you can control it—often those were the religious initiates in past times. They're the same kind of person, wanting power, basically, and the survival of the individual ego. We use that term loosely. We know ego means a lot of things to a lot of people. We won't even try to define it. But most religions refer to it at least loosely as the mind or the false self.
So here we are. You were on a parallel where the ego seemed to have won totally. It was headed that direction, not just having temples to play with life and death issues any more, but doing genetic engineering across whole sections of the Earth. Experimentation with human cloning. Various kinds of weaponry. And yes, they have learned to follow people beyond their death. That's been around a long time, as John has found out, and trying to control the dead body is a means of doing that. Cremation just makes it more convenient to ship ashes around and control the remains of someone inconspicuously.
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