Quotes from Internet sites linked to Heaven's Gate cult
The Associated Press
Mar. 28, 1997
Quotes from Internet sites linked to Heaven's Gate cult that committed suicide.
From Higher Source web site, which sought clients for their computer services.
``The individuals at the core of our group have worked closely together for over 20 years. We try to stay positive in every circumstance and put the good of a project above any personal concerns or artistic egos.''
From Heaven's Gate web site, where the group posted its statements of belief.
``The joy is that our Older Member in the Evolutionary Level above human (the `Kingdom of Heaven') has made it clear to us that Hale-Bopp's approach is the `marker' we've been waiting for. ... Our 22 years of classroom here on planet Earth is finally coming to conclusion _ `graduation' from the Human Evolutionary Level. We are happily prepared to leave `this world' and go with Ti's crew. ...
``We know that it is only while we are in these physical vehicles (bodies) that we can learn the lessons needed to complete our own individual transition, as well as to complete our task of offering the Kingdom of Heaven to this civilization one last time. ...
``We fully desire, expect and look forward to boarding a spacecraft from the Next Level very soon (in our physical bodies). There is no doubt in our mind that our being `picked up' is inevitable in the very near future. ...
``It could happen that before that spacecraft comes, one or more of us could lose our physical vehicles (bodies) due to `recall,' accident or at the hands of some irate individual. ... Another possibility is that, because of the position we take in our information, we could find so much disfavor with the powers that control this world that there would be attempts to incarcerate us or to subject us to some sort of psychological or physical torture (such as occurred at both Ruby Ridge and Waco).''
(From section on ``what our purpose is.'')
``Two thousand years ago ... upon instruction, a member of the Kingdom of Heaven then left behind His body in that Next Level ... and moved into (or incarnated into) an adult human body (or `vehicle') that had been `prepped' for this particular task. The body that was chosen was called Jesus. ...
``Remember, the One who was incarnated in Jesus was sent for one purpose only, to say, `If you want to go to Heaven, I can take you through that gate _ it requires everything of you.'
``Our mission is exactly the same. I am in the same position to today's society as was the One that was in Jesus then. ...
``Your separation from the world and reliance upon the Kingdom of Heaven through its Representatives can open to you the opportunity to become a new creature, one of the Next Evolutionary Level, rightfully belonging to the Kingdom of Heaven.''
(From section on ``why it is difficult to believe or accept us.'')
``The `lower forces' would _ through their `norm' concept _ what is `socially acceptable,' what is politically correct _ have you not believe in spirits, spirit possession, negative space aliens, Satan, etc. They would have you believe that to even dabble in these ideas is of the `occult,' satanic, or at the least, giving credence to `fringe' topics. ...
``Unless you are currently an active student or are attempting to become a student of the present Representative from the Kingdom of Heaven _ you ARE STILL `of the world,' having no significant separation from worldliness, and you are still serving the opposition to the Kingdom of Heaven. ...''
To paraphrase, the statement says all who hope to enter the Kingdom of Heaven must study and bond or ``graft'' with the Representative and ``literally LEAVE the human kingdom and Earth as He is about to do. Staying behind, for any significant period, could jeopardize that `graft.' That window to Heaven will not open again until another civilization is planted and has reached sufficient maturity (according to the judgment of the Next Level).
``We can't blame you for `buying into' the `Luciferian' program. What else has been available during those periods when no Representative was present? ...
``It is clear to all of us, that to the Anti-Christ _ those propagators of sustained faithfulness to mammalian humanism _ we are, and will be seen as, their Anti-Christ. This is certainly to be expected, and it will not delay our return to our Father's Kingdom. It might even accelerate that return.
``We will, between now and our departure, do everything we can for those who want to go with us. But we cannot allow them to interfere with or delay our return to Him.
``The Present Representative.''