The Destruction of the Poison Mind in 2016


When I looked at the Astrological chart for 2016,

I had a single, immediate thought;


Now I know, that is a very aggressive word.  Might seem kinda, negative or whatever, but listen just a second.

Because Poison is in fact the PERFECT word.

I arrived at this word  due to narcissism (its own special kind of poison ).

I looked at the chart for 2016, and the first  spot I looked at was the Sagittarius area of the sky for no other reason than of course, I am Sagittarius, so that’s annoying, sure.

Because I have ridiculously, obsessively studied the specific spots in heaven at the moment of my own birth,

I was able to see two things that maybe other people wouldn’t see,


So what I saw, when I looked at the heaven charts for 2016

was poison.



one is the location of Venus at the start of 2016 at 2 degrees Sagittarius

and one is due to the location of Saturn at 11 degrees Sagittarius at the start of 2016.

I know these two positions in heaven because 2 degrees is where my sun was located at birth

and 11 degrees is the location of my north node, said to be a persons purpose or reason for incarnation in astrological circles.

These two spots respectively have close affiliations with poison and poisoning,

at two degrees Sagittarius we find ourselves at the star at the tip of a poisoned Arrow being held by the Centaur.   It’s the poison coating or substance  on the arrow about to be shot into the heart of the scorpion.

The Second spot in the chart at 11 degrees Sagittarius is the eye of the poisonous serpent or dragon.

It is a venomous eye that eminates outwards when you gaze upon it like the basilisk or evil eye.

We can start with the first point, Venus at 2 degrees and the idea of the poison arrow.

The constellation of Sagittarius itself is rather wrapped in an idea of poison venom. And in a way for the UNIVERSE to shout this into my ears,

as I’m looking at these poison stars, it was around my birthday, November 24th 2015 that my best friend gave me my birthday present not knowing my current poison thought train.  My birthday gift was this book, in a very literal reflection of the star the sun was next to in heaven at the time at 2 degrees sagittarius:


I opened it, and it landed directly upon this page which actually had the words “poison arrow” on the page:


So I kept looking into it.

The constellation of Sagittarius had poison, bow arrow and toxin all rolled up in there together:

“The Greeks called this constellation Toxeutes, the Archer, from Toxon, bow. Modern archers are known as toxophilites or ‘bow lovers’, toxophily is the sport of ` archery. The word Taxus, the yew genus and the Latin word for yew, is of the same origin as Greek toxon, bow. In Europe bows were mostly made from yew, and English bows in particular were invariably cut from yew trees. Greek toxicon, neuter of the adjective toxicos, means ‘arrow poison’ and poisons smeared on arrows were fired from bows (toxa or toxon) derived from the yew-tree. Our verb intoxicate originally meant ‘to poison’. The 17th century herbalist Nicolas Culpepper said of Yew toxins: “it is the most active vegetable poison known in the whole world, for in a small dose it instantly induces death” [1].”

toxic (adj.)

1660s, from French toxique and directly from Late Latin toxicus “poisoned,” from Latin toxicum “poison,” from Greek toxikon (pharmakon) “(poison) for use on arrows,” from toxikon, neuter of toxikos “pertaining to arrows or archery,” and thus to a bow, from toxon “bow,” probably from a Scythian word that also was borrowed into Latin as taxus “yew.” Watkins suggests a possible source in Iranian taxša- “bow,” from PIE *tekw- “to run, flee.” As a noun from 1890.

If we look at the constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpio, we see that the Sag is shooting a poison arrow at the Heart of the Scorpion (ANTARES) while the Scorpion Stings the sag on its Ankle, in some kind of like “Venom hug” or something.

Its venomous prick against venomous prick and may the best prick win.

Strange?  Well, this is kind of an old story, of pitching poison against poison.  For those of you Kung Fu fans who perhaps viewed the incredible film, Five Deadly Venoms you know that story is just such a story.  That film is based on a concept in China called GU, or like GU POISON.  GU means toxin, poison black magic gross thing.  This subject of GU is one I have researched in a large amount of depth, and it almost pains me bring up only one aspect of it, I hope at one point to be able to deliver an entire lecture on the subject of GU POISON from the Chinese Perspective,

but for now I shall say this;

at the heart of the teaching of GU POISON (  is a concept from Chinese Shamanic practices that there is like a pit or container, something sealed that you can shut, and inside this container, you throw one each of five venomous toxic creatures (perhaps metaphors for our emotions).  The specific creatures have a few variations but tend to be like a scorpion, a centipede , a toad, a spider and a snake.

Then they all fight it out.

and the toughest one wins

and turns into this like


Golden WORM

like a silk worm kind of?

Also and very important to the GU POISON story is that all of the above mentioned creatures, including the silk worm are actually forms of medicine in Chinese Herbal studies .

Very powerful Medicines in fact.

The term snake oil salesman may have originated form these medicines which ironically enough REALLY DO WORK ( ), there is nothing fake about the medicinal properties of snake venom, and nothing safe about them either, collecting snake venom (for antidotes for bites  –>which of course means you actually use the poison itself as part of the cure<–)  is a profession in the highest death risk category.

After all the venoms have been mixed up we are left with the magical golden worm,

its like


it is


This is the key of poison.

This makes it seem, like poison is good for you, or MAKES YOU STRONGER.

The fact of the matter is,

It is actually scientifically true, that poison CAN make you stronger.

If you don’t believe me, go ask antibiotic resistant bacteria.

They are pretty invincible and all because they were able to not die when confronted with a poison, antibiotics.  So in terms of becoming a super duper un-killable thing, there is a missing ingredient.


In an example of a human being trying to be like the golden worm mentioned above we need look no further than the case of Mithradates VI Eupator of Pontus in the first century bc.  If you aren’t familiar with the name, perhaps you have heard of Mithradate, the famous antidote and cure-all named in his honor.  Mithradates spent several years living alone in the forest ingesting poisons according to legend.  He did this in order that he would become immune to all poisons, this is an ancient practice predating him of course.

Really he was like giving himself venom vaccinations just by taking tons of awful things into his body. (ps DONT TRY THIS PLEASE)

According to Wikipedia, the incredible story runs as follows:

“Mithridate takes its name from its inventor, Mithradates VI, King of Pontus (134 to 63 BC) who is said to have so fortified his body against poisons with antidotes and preservatives, that when he tried to kill himself, he could not find any poison that would have an effect, and, according to some legends, had to ask a soldier to run him through with a sword…When Mithridates VI was at last defeated by Pompey and in danger of capture by Rome, he is alleged to have attempted suicide by poison; this attempt failed, however, because of his immunity to the poison.[21] According to Appian’s Roman History, he then requested his Gaulish bodyguard and friend, Bituitus, to kill him by the sword.  Mithridate, also known as mithridatium, mithridatum, or mithridaticum, is a semi-mythical remedy with as many as 65 ingredients, used as an antidote for poisoning,   It was among one of the most complex, highly sought-after drugs during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, particularly in Italy and France, where they were in continual use for centuries.[1] An updated recipe called theriac (Theriacum Andromachi) was known well into the 19th century.[2]  The recipe for the reputed antidote was found in his cabinet, written with his own hand, and was carried to Rome by Pompey. It was translated into Latin by Pompey’s freedman Lenaeus, and later improved upon by Nero’s physician Andromachus and Marcus Aurelius’s physician Galen.[3] It likely underwent considerable alterations since the time of Mithradates.[2]”

His strategy, that of placing inside of him everything we are ever told to avoid upon threat of death, worked very well to stave off death, if the story is true.

I must pause here briefly to mention, while I was researching the very above items, I went to check my facebook and immediately in the feed was this message from Keanu Reeves someone had posted;

“My friend’s mom has eaten healthy all her life. Never ever consumed alcohol or any ‘bad’ food, exercised every day, very limber, very active, took all supplements suggested by her doctor, never went in the sun without sunscreen and when she did it was for as short a period as possible – so pretty much she protected her health with the utmost that anyone could. She is now 76 and has skin cancer, bone marrow cancer and extreme osteoporosis.  My friend’s father eats bacon on top of bacon, butter on top of butter, fat on top of fat, never and I mean never exercised, was out in the sun burnt to a crisp every summer, he basically took the approach to live life to his fullest and not as others suggest. He is 81 and the doctors say his health is that of a young person.  People you cannot hide from your poison. It’s out there and it will find you so in the words of my friend’s still living mother: ‘if I would have known my life would end this way I would have lived it more to the fullest enjoying everything I was told not to!’”

Pretty good right?

But what is Poison exactly?  What does that mean?  When most people think about poison you think about ew, oh no, gross, or deadly toxic something generally that is very ver BAD and must be avoided at all cost, the cost of life itself.

The word poison itself VERY weirdly means “to give a gift”. Like to “give something to” and is related to virus, which you can literally give to people.

If we look up the etymology of the word GIFT we see that sure enough, look at that, poison:

gift (n.)

mid-13c. “that which is given” (c. 1100 in surnames), from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse gift, gipt “gift; good luck,” from Proto-Germanic *giftiz (cognates: Old Saxon gift, Old Frisian jefte, Middle Dutch ghifte “gift,” German Mitgift “dowry”), from PIE root *ghabh- “to give or receive” (see habit). For German Gift, Dutch, Danish, Swedish gift “poison,” see poison (n.).

It is strange to have such a negative word attributed with such a positive word.

It gets extra weird  because if you go back and read that GU POISON page from wikipedia I posted it says in there that GU POISON can be GIVEN to someone else (?!) on purpose.

We find another word interrelated, DOSE.  The word dose is specific to the concept of a Dr. giving a dose of medicine, so like to give here is like to give medicine, but also somehow, to give poison. so poison and medicine are taking a similar meaning.

somehow we have these all being kind of the same:








(didonai- that which is given, dose)


present (n.2)

  1. 1200, “thing offered, what is offered or given as a gift,” from Old French present and Medieval Latin presentia, from phrases such as French en present “(to offer) in the presence of,” mettre en present “place before, give,” from Late Latin inpraesent “face to face,” from Latin in re praesenti “in the situation in question,” from praesens “being there” (see present (adj.)), on the notion of “bringing something into someone’s presence.”

From these we can surmise that a poison is passed from one thing to another for the purpose of coming into confrontation with something else (that something could be you) in a present moment.

The face to face part makes it pretty confrontational, like you have to look in its eyes.  like a boxing match.  Or like a chess match.  like the venomous creatures pitted against each other.  Gladiators.

Poison is something introduced to you, given to you from the outside, and it enters your inside and you have to wrestle with it until the two of you come to an agreement, or stasis and then either you win and kick out the poison, the poison wins and you die, you can GIVE it to someone else, or you and the poison both just hang out together.

The more agreeable your body is to outside things coming in, you could maybe take anything and be cool.   But it all depends on how FONZ you really are.

The other thing that seems worth mentioning, is that it takes time to develop this inner Fonz, and it has to get use to these poisons over years and bit by bit, one by one.

The difference between poison and cure is dose.


So, to go back to the stars, and 2016,

and how it shall be a year of poison,

lets focus on the other point for a moment,

the one where Saturn is seated

at 11 degrees Sagittarius.

The poisonous Dragon’s eye.


The names of the star sitting at 11 degrees sagittarius where Saturn starts the year are Rastaban and Alwaid.

They are in the constellation of Draco:

“The early astrologers called Draco “The Poisonous Dragon”. The traditional name, from the Arabic phrase ra’s ath-thu’ban (“head of the serpent”) is less commonly written Rastaben. It is also known as Asuia and Alwaid, the latter meaning “who is to be destroyed,” though some trace it to Arabic al’awwad (“the lute player”).  Constellation Draco is like Saturn and Mars. Draco gives an artistic and emotional but somber nature, a penetrating and analytical mind, much travel and many friends but danger of robbery and of accidental poisoning. It was said by the Ancients that when a comet was here poison was scattered over the world.”

It bears mentioning that this star, at one point was in fact the pole star.

They estimate Alwaid was the pole star around 3500 bc, and the Egyptian temples of Karnak were oriented towards it.

This dragon, you see, is in the CENTER of our sky.

in the middle of the whole circle of the procession of the zodiac.

Think about a may pole, you know the ones with all the streamers coming down from them and everyone dances in a circle.

Thats like the stars

and one star is the one in the middle that everything else is going around.

The inner ring.

In fact the point known as the exact Center of the Galaxy (the Galactic Center) is at around 26 degrees Sagittarius, not very far away, and close to another star in the constellation of Draco.


Now I stopped a minute and thought about that name, Alwaid.

it says it means


That seems to me to mean this draco snake was a loser in the poison battle, and was in fact destroyed by something else.

Some golden worm got it.

Upon further inspection I found out that the head of Draco in the sky is sometimes placed under the HEEL of the hercules constellation, like Hercules is stepping on it.

Destroying it.  He is the golden worm.

This image of stepping on the head of a serpent is of course, all over the place in the bible.

And I found this from some crazy bible guy’s bible star book:


It is here we start to get an idea of what exactly the nature of this poison is that we are talking about here.

or I did anyway, because I made the connection to the whole DECEIVER  mythology

the poison we are dealing with in 2016 is;

the mind.

all our minds.

Mind itself.

We each have to defeat the poison of our deceiver, and get into the CENTER of our minds, the labyrinths,  where the big snake is hiding and stomp right on its eyeball.

To do this we must use the poison as its own cure, use our minds to defeat our minds. The PRESENT MOMENT is the gift we are given to defeat the poison of the mind deceiver.

we have to lock ourselves in a room with all our venomous wrestlers and face ourselves.

Draco is the the voice of doubt inside your ear.

Now before this starts getting too christian for you guys, I’ll go ahead and max out on the christian/Jewish stuff right now and give you your dose of it all at once.

The other person, other than hercules shown trampling on the head of the serpent is Mary,

and a version of Mary called the “woman clothed with sun” or the “woman of the apocalypse”


In this famous scene where she trmaples the serpent, she is becoming the victor over what Eve could not defeat in the garden of eden when the voice of doubt started talking in her ear (sometimes described like a POISONOUS VENOMOUS TOAD)



To go back to Hercules,  now that we crammed all that bible stuff in, check this out what it says about him hearing crazy voices in his ear, just like Eve did;


“Another title for Hercules was Trapezius, a trapeze artist. Tightrope walkers perform a balancing act, they need to know how to keep their centre of gravity constant so they don’t overbalance and topple off the tightrope. Balance is an inner ear function. The second element in the name Herakles -kles, -kleos, is related to the word listen, and to Latin cluere, ‘to listen’. His name might be analyzed as ‘listening in the air’, suggesting an early amphibious creature that emerged from the ocean and developed an ear function that gave the ability to listen in the then hostile air [hostile Hera] when the air was ‘thin’ due to low oxygen levels. The myth describes how Hercules, in a state of madness induced by Hera, heard voices in his ears telling him to kill his family. Listening is a function of the inner ear, the inner ear is also referred to as the Labyrinth. The ancient name for epilepsy was Hercules morbus ‘the disease of Hercules’, it was also called the falling sickness, the sufferer loses balance and suddenly falls to the ground.” – 

Now here, I just really had to stop for a second. I know so much stopping, but DUDES

the other thing that happened was I watched the movie room 237 about the shining and how it talks about the LABYRINTH symbolism in the movie The Shining by Stanley Kubrick in which of course a man goes crazy hears voices and tries to murder his family, just like hercules mentioned above.   There is also an oxygen connection in that the hotel is at high altitude or low oxygen which somehow makes people go crazy and kill themselves).  So what happened is, Hercules is influenced by his environment, what is outside of him (the thin air?) is influencing his thoughts and actions.  Giving him “ideas”.   That movie articulated this idea I am talking about right now so well (towards the end), it is highly worth watching.  Something in both of these examples, Hercules & The Shining, is influencing the mind to do destructive things that aren’t necessary.  This is a venom.  This is a poison.

This is deceiver. An illusion. Mind poison.

The eye of Draco is the center of the poisonous source of destruction we all hold within us and the capacity to fight to the death to protect ourselves (our lizard or reptile mind which is Draco).

So listen,

dont freak out about poison, its the thing at the center of everything.

We are surrounded by poisons.

They seep into us with every breath.  Get used to it.


We must work with time (Saturn) to build our resistance and immunity to them.  We must not react to them.  We must get Fonz.

Try to build immunities to your own negative reactions and ideas (which might not even be yours as in the case of Hercules someone or thing might be GIVING them to you), these are filling your body with all kinds of toxic venoms.  Quit giving your poisons to everyone else, keep them in your own container until the best one wins.

2016 is a year when we have to carefully observe all the voices and commands we are hearing in our ears and focus very keenly on taking their venom in small doses that we may become immune to the toxic productions of our thoughts regarding data and information that our senses deliver to us. Recognize that serpent eye looking at everything, judging everything and disregard ALL of its OPINIONS.

I am hoping that SATURN seated here upon the dragon eye as we begin 2016 is an indicator that many of us will be able to SEE this toxic outpouring of poison at the source of it.  I am hoping that Venus located at the poison arrow tip will administer whatever medicine we need, as humanity, to be able to think when the times get tough of something other than the worst case scenario, and that we need to just kill everything in order to live.  Confusion could just get so rampant, we won’t be able to miss it for what it is.

May we each become a golden worm this year.

You might want to go eat a whole bunch of poison after reading this to get real strong, but

here is my advice;

What is the best hair of the dog to take in 2016 for the cure to the poisoned mind?

A taste of your own medicine.

 -White Witch

We are gonna Time Travel backwards on Pegasus straight into the Swan Vagina; The March 2015 Equinox Eclipse


The cray cray eclipse going down on March 20th 2015 is all happening in the base of the four square group of stars that is Pegasus.

Now, this of course is according to the Western astrological system, and a quick perusal of the astrology for this EPIC eclipse and supermoon on the Spring Equinox will reveal an awful lot of pegasus talk, and God knows I like to talk about Pegasus.

So let’s talk about Pegasus, but from a  slightly different perspective.  Several of them actually.

If we use the Sidereal system of astrology, which takes into account the procession of the equinoxes, namely that we are TRAVELING through space, and are not standing still, we are not actually having the Equinox happen in Pegasus, but in the Swan (specifically at the star ARION).

Again, we are traveling through space, not standing still, nothing stands still ever. Everything is always much like that moment in “Horton Hears a Who” where all the who’s in who-ville are shouting at the top of their lungs.  That is like the universe, all the time.

A ginormous symphony of shouting in circles.

Say we understand not that western astrology is correct or that sidereal astrology is correct, but rather that they are both correct (and also not correct at all in places outside of space and time, whatever those may be).

There was a big stir a couple years back when an article about the serpent bearer, appropriately enough, got everyone in a tizzy because they all just found out about Sidereal astrology, so it caused everything to come into question.

Which brings us to an important point, the accuracy of all astrology.  If Sidereal is technically reflective of WHERE the planets are currently in relation to the zodiac, why does Western astrology work?  Because in terms of accuracy, the planets are sidereal, and so is the sun.  I can’t answer that but can say in my experience it lines up with events which I know through experience with my clients but only through feedback.  I have a theory that the “accuracy” isn’t actually why astrology works, I think it “works” by providing a system with which to begin a dialogue with the archetypes, and connection to heaven through stories.  By encouraging our eyeballs to stare at starlight, to drink and eat the light of the stars with wonder and self connection of our egos to things greater than ourselves transpersonally, it creates well being.  I think that making your mind think about outer space is why astrology works, by expanding our consciousness.

So sidereally, the Equinox will occur not at 29 degrees Pisces, but rather at between 5 and 6 degrees pisces.

This is conjunct the tail feathers in the constellation of the Swan.  We fly from one winged beast to another as we leap through time and space across heaven.

This is because of where we are in time and space, location wise in this “moment of now” whatever that may be.

If we go by pegasus, that was about 2,000 years ago

If we go by the tail feathers of the swan we are in the here and now.

If we time travel into the future 4,000 years, for the march equinox of 6015, for example, the Equinox will occur at 9 degrees Capricorn.


What the heck means anything at all then? Why bother all this stupid tracking and corresponding if everything keeps changing? Is nothing reliable or dependable? (remember always shaking and shouting not solid)


Before we can get into that, I have a useful Koan for you-

What is the difference between midnight and noon?

Now answer the question again,


what is the difference between midnight and noon when we set our clocks backwards for daylight savings?

Is your answer still the same ?

or did it change due to your perspective?

Now back to the equinox;

since the procession of the equinoxes goes “backwards” through the zodiac, heading from pisces to end in Aries we are shifting through time and space in that “direction”  from our perspective though.  Would you know where you are if you just started walking in one direction and never stopped?

What if you walked in more than one direction and never stopped, where would you be now?

So wait, what is the equinox?

The equinox is the point in outer space (from the earth’s perspective) where the sun crosses the celestial ecliptic (earth is on a tilt so it has two planes, so its literally the point where those two planes meet in our journey around the sun, it happens twice a year at opposite ends of the sky.



From one point in time, we WOULD be in the pegasus, from another we WOULD be in the swan tail, from another we WOULD be in capricorn.

so all of the above are true, at some point somewhere.

But isn’t all that matters NOW????

In so much material, and what Eckhart Tolle made famous is we must be in this moment right now.

so most folks

in our brains think that means just right now, this second as we are experiencing it linearly at some POINT in our lives isolated to a singular spot in our fleshy existence, we don’t even see now as all moments we shall exist from zygote to ashes (much less how many times we will go from zygote to ashes.)

so we see the now as a fragment, instead a complete whole.

My Spiritual teacher, Dr. Kelvin DeWolfe always says now isn’t even now.  In fact,  because of perception delay, the now we experience through our sensory perceptions is already the past, much like the starlight we see is already dead.

We are in effect chasing our tails, this now that we “know”

it would be like if we were in a hotel room in a giant skyscraper hotel, and we thought that out little brains, inside that hotel room were somehow experiencing everything in the entire hotel (but we don;t even know there is more to the hotel)

So weird right?

But what if you could, from your hotel room, also be in the whole hotel?

Well there is a little idea, as defined through the Algonquin and Micmac philosophies in this work that Dr. Dewolfe recommended:

No Word For Time, by Evan Pritchard,

what if now is actually NOT right now but ALL-WAYS (all directions) FOREVER


Can you be in your hotel room AND THE HOTEL (and in Polaris) all at the same time which is now?

Are you sitting reading this?

can you be reading it right now on your couch and also dead in your grave and also in your mothers womb and also the planet earth and also in the stars of Pegasus and the Swan??

Where and when is now for you?

Because I promise you, your when and where that is now, IS NOT BIG ENOUGH.

Don’t take it personally, just get over it.

When you look at the etymology of the word “now” it is revealed that it means “New” or UNKNOWN, something you have never had any experience of before:

new (adj.) Look up new at Dictionary.comOld English neoweniowe, earlier niwe “new, fresh, recent, novel, unheard-of, different from the old; untried, inexperienced,” from Proto-Germanic *newjaz (cognates: Old Saxon niuwi, Old Frisian nie, Middle Dutch nieuwe, Dutch nieuw, Old High German niuwl, German neu, Danish and Swedish ny, Gothic niujis “new”), from PIE *newo- “new” (cognates: Sanskrit navah, Persian nau, Hittite newash, Greek neos, Lithuanian naujas, Old Church Slavonic novu, Russian novyi, Latin novus, Old Irish nue, Welsh newydd “new”).

That means NOTHING that has ever happened to you really “matters” and everything grows into things that are not like before.

Except that we keep dancing around in circles in the zodiac, right? over and over in circles, hmmm, doesn’t seem very new at all, seems like the same old story.

SO this Equinox, at the time of the eclipse, on the butt of the swan or the shoulder of pegasus, or wherever in the processional parade of the stars you choose to be (BUT WHY NOT ALL OF THEM AND BEYOND) on THIS DAY of the equinox,  try to really, and truly, equally be everywhere, showing no particular presence or attachment or special designation to any single one of them, and maybe we can stop walking around in this parade that is the zootrope of samsara and get on to the next Celestial quantum leap through eternity.

Ironically and BEAUTIFULLY, the Star in Pegasus which IT WAS conjunct is called ” He who returns to where he came from”

and the Star in the Swan is know as the “SWAN’S SONG”, namely the beautiful crow the swan makes thanking God for its life as it dies.

BOTH of these stars seem to indicate the beginnings and endings of things are absolutely the same.

As we cross in time and space into ARIES, the BEGINNING, and the beginning of Spring and come out of PISCES the end and the death of all,

let us go alpha and omega,

LETS GO RAINBOW, as the scientists have just discovered, there is no beginning or end, only rainbows and intersecting arcs.


let us release the idea of Beginning and Endings for all time



“The one thing people might be surprised about—Roger said that he didn’t know if he could believe in God. He had his doubts. But toward the end, something really interesting happened. That week before Roger passed away, I would see him and he would talk about having visited this other place. I thought he was hallucinating. I thought they were giving him too much medication. But the day before he passed away, he wrote me a note: “This is all an elaborate hoax.” I asked him, “What’s a hoax?” And he was talking about this world, this place. He said it was all an illusion. I thought he was just confused. But he was not confused. He wasn’t visiting heaven, not the way we think of heaven. He described it as a vastness that you can’t even imagine. It was a place where the past, present, and future were happening all at once.”