When funds permit, Eternea plans to offer a wide variety of tools and resources to individuals seeking spiritual growth and personal transformation. These include such things as lectures, symposia, conferences, workshops, intensives, webinars, online courses, counseling, training programs, technology devices, CDs, DVDs and more.
For a certain segment of the global population who are seeking meaningful spiritual growth, the only inspiration or catalyst they may need is to simply read about STEs or listen to actual firsthand accounts. For a very special few, all that may be needed is to pensively ponder The Seven Statements. But this does not hold true for the majority of human beings, especially those who are not spiritual seekers or not inclined to ponder the big questions of existence. For this vast majority, in order for them to accept The Seven Statements as valid, they will likely need more evidence, even beyond what science could provide, in order to personally accept their validity.
Of course, it would be ideal to expand one’s spiritual awareness without undergoing a life-threatening crisis or coming near-death simply by learning from the transcendent experiences of others who have crossed over and returned. After all, they have been closer to “the other side” than the remainder of humankind, experiencing things most others have not. Logically, it behooves us to seriously consider the information and insights they impart as we would any esteemed explorer or adventurer returning from a faraway place heretofore undiscovered.
That being said however, we have to be realistic. There will always be billions of human beings who will not alter their traditional flawed perceptions of reality until they experience an STE for themselves due to either their ingrained skepticism or adherence to a religious faith which does not tolerate deviation from its doctrines. They will not or cannot change their views until or unless they personally experience the larger greater reality or spiritual dimension directly. For people like this, who may indeed represent the majority of human beings, there are many techniques that can safely induce higher states of consciousness, collectively referred to as induction techniques, which can facilitate a personal STE.
A wide variety of induction techniques are available to bring about an STE in a safe and non-threatening manner. They include modalities such as fasting, chanting, repetitive dancing, deep state meditation, sensory deprivation, aural and visual tools, virtual reality devices, transcendent sexuality through tantric regimens, nonsense exercises, psychedelic drug ingestion, regressive hypnosis, sweat lodge rituals, vision quests, scrying (mirror-gazing) and several other methodologies.
For most people to truly accept The Seven Statements, it may be necessary to provide them with the resources needed to personally experience an STE. For them, nothing can substitute for direct experiential and interactive exposure to the higher spiritual dimensions. A firsthand connection with the divine realm is needed and for many nothing but sacred communion with the divine will suffice to facilitate profound personal transformation. True, intellectual and scientific validation is invaluable as far as it goes, but direct personal experience will have a much greater impact on the psyche and also in the intensity and duration of personal transformative effects.
When funding permits, Eternea envisions making personal STEs possible in safe, supportive and comfortable settings through physical centers located around the world. These physical centers are called C.R.E.A.T.O.R. centers - an acronym that stands for Cleansing, Rejuvenation, Empowerment, Attunement, Transformation, Oneness & Resonance.
At C.R.E.A.T.O.R. centers, trained staff will make available various modalities to safely, comfortably and lovingly bring about transcendent spiritual experiences. This can be done innocuously through many different means as explained above. All prospective visitors will be screened and evaluated to measure individual readiness for an STE and to develop an individualized regimen that is appropriate for them.
At C.R.E.A.T.O.R. centers visitors will be offered a customized experience tailored to their specific needs, goals and constitution. Regimens can include such things as cleansing (detoxification), fasting, chanting, rhythmic repetitive dancing, meditation, nonsense exercises, special breathing techniques, aural and visual therapy, tai chi, yoga, contemplative prayer, active isolated stretching, scrying (mirror-gazing) and certain martial arts traditions such as Akido and Qi Gong, among other options.
In a very literal sense, people will come to C.R.E.A.T.O.R. centers to meet Creator…to become acquainted with the divine realms through these and other methods. They will come to commune with nature and with the spiritual dimensions, having a spiritually transcendent experience by means of one method in isolation or many different methods used in tandem depending upon what is needed and what will achieve the desired results.
Smaller centers at the neighborhood or community level will be established throughout the world, all modeled after a master prototype center.
The master prototype center itself will be situated in a formal botanical garden setting with fruit-bearing orchards, waterfalls, zen and butterfly gardens, as well as an aviary, arboretum, animal sanctuary and nature preserve. It will even feature a maze where people can temporarily remove themselves from the world without fear while discovering more about their internal selves. Here, the power of complete silence and profound reverence will reveal itself, helping people to cross the threshold into divine realms.
The master prototype center will be a self-sufficient, self-contained organic community. It will be built upon a natural power point where major geological ley lines converge, featuring rich fertile soil and a protected pristine aquifer that supplies pure water with optimal alkalinity of 9.0 or higher. Sacred geometry and architecture, as well as feng shui, principles will determine the design of all grounds and facilities. Green natural building materials will be used graced with an artistic use of natural light, color and sound to make the overall center itself a powerful catalyst for healing, empowerment, attunement and transformation.
The master prototype center will offer private short-term residential retreat cottages for guests, as well as other hotel-style lodging accommodation. Additionally, it will provide housing and apartments for long-term occupancy. It will use only green renewable technology and Rudolf Steiner based bio-dynamic organic farming methods, growing its own food, emphasizing a vegan diet for guests and long-term residents. It will generate its own electricity with windmills, solar panels, water wheels and/or natural gas.
C.R.E.A.T.O.R. will offer a wide range of innovative modalities for growth, healing, revitalization, recovery from addiction, enhancement of personal beauty including weight loss, spiritual awakening and attunement, and more. These services will be provided by licensed, certified, gifted practitioners of the highest caliber, recognized as superior in their respective art. The center will also provide a spa/resort type ambience with all standard five-star amenities. It will offer ample state of the art facilities for recreational activities of all kinds, as well as educational programs, seminars, workshops and conferences. It will also serve as a spiritual and healing retreat center.
The master prototype center will be located at least 1,000 feet above sea level in a sub-tropical climate where temperatures year round do not vary significantly. It will be far removed from oil fields and oil production facilities, mining activities, active volcanoes, nuclear power plants, major electrical transmission lines, cellular phone towers, military bases, nuclear missile silos and the like. Ideally, it will be situated away from traditional hurricane and tornado routes as well.
Moreover, the master prototype center will be established in a country which welcomes and embraces all that Eternea intends to offer without risk of offending anyone, or violating any laws, rules, regulations, customs, norms or mores of the local culture, government and its citizens. The overall environment and climate must be optimally hospitable and accommodating for this concept to come to life in its entirety as envisioned.
The prevailing gestalt at C.R.E.A.T.O.R. will be that of oneness and unconditional love, with an abiding reverence and respect for all living things. Centers at the local community level will emulate the master prototype center.
C.R.E.A.T.O.R. is also an intentional effort to deliver proof of concept, demonstrating how a community or society might function if organized around and based upon The Seven Statements. With unbridled creativity and imagination, C.R.E.A.T.O.R. will be a spirited attempt to co-create paradise, heaven on earth, quasi-perfection and utopia. The center will serve to demonstrate what can be achieved by individuals who are fully committed to observing The Seven Statements as guiding principles in how they conduct themselves in daily life.
C.R.E.A.T.O.R. will be a safe, nurturing, supportive and empowering environment, organized entirely around the goal of bringing The Seven Statements to life as the prevailing reality. It is intended to be a “sane asylum,” where people can experience an alternative and liberating way of living divorced from their normal every-day experience. The Centers will therefore offer people not so much an escape from the real world, but rather an alternative way of being and living - one that recognizes the higher spiritual dimensions of reality and supports a daily lifestyle consistent with it. Here, people will be free to safely explore inner space for mystical communion with the divine as well as enjoying a memorable journey deep into the sacred realms of the larger, greater spiritual reality.