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Heaven's Gate Presentation

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  • In frame 15 of 16 is a start of the distortion of Ti and Do's teachings maintaing some ideas while putting in their own by I would guess these two - Mark and Sarah but could be others - former students or new believers or simply some attemtping to ride the coattails of Ti and Do's effort by diluting and distorting aspects of the truth. There is no need for a 2nd Heaven's Gate group as the first Heaven's Gate was never closed by DO. Here is why I say that: There are no limited amount of applicants and even if there is a number none of us in human bodies determine who is or isn't "selected". They are portaying themselves as "junior members" which is their self promotion and not a term Ti and Do ever used to describe students. Students were "prospective members" and their is no classroom any more so there are no "prospective members" to it anymore, though one can choose to separte from the world and learn all there is to know about Ti and Do, believe in them and "STAND" for them and maintain that stand until they exit their vehicles. No dropouts were left behind on purpose. The "circle of the Two" is the attempted start of a new distorted religion. They will never "calculate the next coming of the Gateway" and any members they "recruit" will be led astray just like Christians and other religionists and spiritualists are today, (though if any should join with these two charlatans, when they see through their charade they could still find favour with the real Next Level Older Members). We can see their calculation was way off at 2005 but who knows what ED224 means. This may all be a sick joke. Why do they need one's "gender" and "religion" - more clear charlatan ideas in this "joke". So they want to keep it quiet so they are sought after for prosecution. the email they want you to use is: thegaterprcinwdt@safe-mail.net
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  • In frame 12 of 16: it repeats that part about the so called "self initiation" but says they changed that after Nettles (TI) died which was not the case. They always maintained that their bodies were changing over into Next Level bodies that could be born following their laying down of their lives. In other words they never ceased to believe it possible to leave the human condition with their "changed over" bodies. In other words they didn't have to die to enter the Kingdom of Heaven but that is what was finally required of them. They taught that niether Enoch, nor Moses, nor Elijah, nor Jesus left their bodies behind to return to the Next Level. They initially did think they would perform the "demonstration" as a repeat performance of what Jesus did by rising from the dead when he had transformed his body into a body that could heal itself in 3 1/2 days. They at that time didn't think the students would need to lose their bodies to board the spacecraft but then when they were "shot down by the press" in 1975 they came to understand that was what they were to experience. I later learned that they were not following the Two Witnesses prophecy as in it, they are first "subdued" (overcome) and then after a period of time they "separate/exit by dying themselves", the best translation of greek "apokteino auto". They already began to think differently about a number of things in 1977. They knew that they were fed ideas and impressions only a step ahead of the student body. This served to test the students and got rid of many who wanted to join to get a ride on a ufo, etc. not understanding the need for the entire overcoming process. Some students like myself, the changes never phased as I recognized Ti and Do from the start so to me changes were par for the course though for others it made them doubt who they were. The Two so called "surviving members" were dropouts though they were offerred the task of maintaining the website and taking care of some logistial legalistic formalities for them. But their changed belief in what suicide meant to Ti and Do and crew got off track for them to say it was futile as I recall they said, trying to save themselves from the scrutiny and because they were shocked by what the group did. I am a dropout as well but was not shocked by what they did because I was there when we talked about it on a number of occasions starting directly around august of 1994. But we thought about it in 1992 which was after mrcody (mark) and srfody (sarah) were told to leave the class because they didn't want to follow the lesson step of "I could be wrong" deisgned to reduce our dependancy of self over our Older Member's mind, as Jesus also taught as to "deny self" and "thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" in the Lord's prayer. But in 1992 we wondered if we'd exit by posing a false threat to the govt by having firearms with blanks so that the govt might do us in the way they did to the branch davidians in waco around then. We also considered the exit by taking a boat out into the sea and either being picked up or perhaps sinking it (at least that last part passed through my mind as I remember wondering how it would feel to die by drowning and I must say didn't like the idea) but this idea came from the movie Cocoon and DO did buy a yacht that we later sold. But these two didn't "survive" - the flunked out just like I did but that doesn't mean we remain flunked out unless we turn against Ti and Do's teachings.
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Heaven's Gate Presentation

  1. 1. By: Daniel Potes
  2. 2. Ti & Do Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles’ names • Shakti Devi (Powerful Goddess) and Shri Pranavah (Auspicious Mantra) • Guinnea and Pig • The Two • Vickie and Seymour Morgenstern • Bo and Peep • Ti and Do Marshall Herff Applewhite (1932-1997) Bonnie Lu Nettles (1927-1985)
  3. 3. Names of the Group • 1st HIM (Human Individual Metamorphasis) – Process to help people transform their bodies and prepare to leave the planet. • Total Overcomers Anonymous – Was the pseudonym they used to release their final stage of recruitment material. • Heaven’s Gate – The title that this NRM is most widely known as, and the name of the website that they left in operation after the mass suicide.
  4. 4. Timeline • 1927 Birth of Nettles. • 1932 Birth of Applewhite. • 1952 Applewhite enrolls in Virginia Union Theological Seminary. • 1973 The Two are the only members of their NRM. • July 1973 The Two come upon a firm realization of their spiritual identities as the two witnesses decribed in the Book of Revelation. • 1974 by may 1 student has joined the community, a former client named Sharon form their book store days. • 1974-1975 Applewhite Jailed for stealing a rental car and Sharon’s Credit Cards. In jail he wrote his first recruitment piece and seems to have become stable. • 1975 Applewhite apparently stops showing evidence of mental health problems and becomes more centered. • April 1975 The Two meet with an already existing esoteric group run by Clarence Klug, here they attain many of their original converts in the form of spiritual seekers. • May 1975 the community now consists of several dozen members. • Late 1975 early 1976 have gathered several hundred followeds in the last 12 months. • 1976 The Two Institute a rigid hierarchical social structure predicated on their total dominance and control over the religious and social lives of their students. • 1983 Nettles has her eye surgically removed because of a cancer that they had not noticed. • 1985 Nettles dies from the cancer that took her eye, Beginning of Applewhite seeing the shedding of the human body as the only way to escape the human condition • 1992 a “Last call” under the name Total Overcomers Anonymous is released • 1993 TOA makes final offer to gain members, of which they get 20 respondants • 1996 Hale Bopp Comet first appears • 1997 Heaven’s gate ends with a mass suicide in a mansion in california over the course of 3 days
  5. 5. Cosmology/Mythology • The Evolutionary Level Above Human (TELAH) – Otherwise known as The Next Level, synonymous with the Kingdom of heaven or the Kingdom of God – Considered a tangible place by most of the members of Heaven’s Gate. – https://youtu.be/AqSZhwu1Rwo?t=11 • Luciferians – “Technologically advanced humans who have retained some of what they learned while in the early training of members of the true Kingdom of God” – “Have represented themselves to humans as ‘Gods’” – “Still need to reproduce” -1993 Heaven’s Gate ad in USA Today – In constant conflict with the Next Level, seeking to tempt humanity away from trying to the Level Above Human
  6. 6. Ritual/Rules – The Rituals in the beginning of the growth of Heaven’s Gate is described by ex- members as being very boring, with a focus on confronting sexuality and erasing social relationships. – Check Partners was created after The Two decided to split the movement into groups of two paired sexes together to make them forcibly confront and overcome sexual attractions – “Self Initiation” the alchemical process of transcending human limits and evolving into beings of light – Talking during training camps was forbidden in preparation for the mental communication when they evolve to the Next Level of Human Evolution or the Kingdom of Heaven.
  7. 7. Scriptures of importance to Heaven’s gate • As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. John 10:15-18 • Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12 • He who loves his life will lose it and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life John 12:25 • Blesses are the dead who died in the Lord Revelation 14:13
  8. 8. Beliefs• Believed that Ti & Do we the Father and Jesus respectively. • Ti returned to the heaven’s in 1985 and returned as the pilot of the space ship behind Hale-Bopp • Originally believed in a process of “Self Initiation” an alchemical process of transcending human limits and evolving into beings of light. • This evolved throughout the religion due to the death of Nettles, after which the only way to escape earth is by shedding the human body, not alchemically changed. • Before Nettles death viewed it as a Demonstration, which was the first taste of the fact that they are going to be killed or die as a sacrifice of martyrdom, later morphs into the idea of shedding their human bodies • The two surviving members of the Mass suicide have continued to keep the website up and running, and have shown a changed belief in suicide as a means of escape • https://youtu.be/AqSZhwu1Rwo?t=347 • https://youtu.be/U0we2lBn3Qw?t=2313
  9. 9. Heaven’s Gate 2
  10. 10. Lalich, J. (2004). Bounded Choice : True Believers and Charismatic Cults. Berkeley: University of California Press. Milo, P. (2012, May 2). Heaven's Gate Website Still Active. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/05/02/heav ens-gate-website-still-active/ Chryssides, G. (n.d.). Home. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from http://www.wrs.vcu.edu/profiles/Heaven'sGat e.htmZeller, B. (n.d.). Heaven's gate: America's UFO religion. Cult members, Exit Videos, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 1997 Chryssides, G. (2011). Heaven's Gate: Postmodernity and popular culture in a suicide group. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate. Lalich, J. (2004). Bounded choice true believers and charismatic cults. Berkeley: University of California Press. Heaven's Gate - How and When It May Be Entered. (n.d.). Retrieved October 14, 2015.

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