The Heroic Figures Who Have Enlightened the World
Part 1: The Roll Call
Part 2: The Age of Enlightenment | Part 3: The Ascended Masters
by Scott Mowry
There have been many, many noteworthy individuals who have appeared at momentous times throughout history to bring forth great wisdom and to stand courageously against the dark forces of tyranny and oppression. With their efforts, they bestowed upon humanity the immeasurable gift of enlightenment.
To these brave, heroic and selfless individuals, we owe a deep debt of gratitude for their unwavering service to the evolution of consciousness and ultimately, to mankind.
Many of these individuals paid the ultimate price by sacrificing their lives in service to others, as they were either persecuted, imprisoned, or outright murdered, for attempting to reveal the truth to the masses.
It is interesting to note that the people who are most often associated with the discoveries that led directly to the advancement of the human race, appeared during a period of time known as the Age of Enlightenment. These were individuals such as Rene Descartes, Sir Isaac Newton, Immanuel Kant, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Galileo, John Locke, and Adam Smith who contributed exponentially to the awakening of consciousness. And more often than not, it was The Vatican, or the Catholic Church, that tried vainly to suppress their discoveries and their wisdom.
The Age of Enlightenment greatly inspired our founding fathers to create both the United States Declaration of Independence, and, eventually, the Constitution of the United States of America, and also influenced the necessity for the Revolutionary War.
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are two of the most supremely sacred documents to have ever been written. The Age of Enlightenment also served as an inspiration for the French Revolution and the creation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, also originating in France.
It would seem that during the Age of Enlightenment, there was a Divine guiding force propelling many to evolve into a more awakened and advanced state of consciousness, thereby effecting the human race as a whole.
There is absolutely no question that sacred wisdom and knowledge has been strategically withheld from the people of this planet, throughout the ages. But now it is emerging at an ever rapidly unfolding pace. And we have these great people to thank for their lives and their careers in their service to humanity.
This list is meant to be just a partial one of some of the more noteworthy figures that have appeared throughout human history.
THE ROLL CALL:
Krishna or Lord Krishna (3228 BCE–): Lord Krishna, incarnated 5000 years ago as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is considered to be the spiritual head of the Hindu religion and one of the Ascended Masters. Born as a cowherd boy, Krishna displayed his perfect divinity with the all attractive features of wealth, power, fame, beauty, wisdom and detachment. He was a slayer of demonic tyrants and enchanted all with the music of his flute. It is said that he overshadowed Jesus 2000 years ago, and Krishna is believed by some to have reappeared as Lord Maitreya in modern times. He is often depicted with a peacock or peacock feather, symbolizing the awakening pineal gland or the "Blue Pearl." HOW HE ENLIGHTENED THE WORLD: Krishna laid the ground work for the Hindu religion and the highly spiritual consciousness of modern day India, that is soon to become one of the leading spiritual lights of the world.
Gautama Buddha (563 BCE–483 BCE approximately): Simply known as Buddha, he was the originator of the Buddhist teachings and, ultimately, the Buddhist religion. Buddhism remains the most passive and most peaceful of all the major religions, and therefore one of the most admired, and it is a direct reflection of the man who inspired it. As the legend goes, Buddha sat under the bodhi tree for 49 days to become enlightened prior to his ascension. Not coincidentally, this is also the exact same period of time for the pineal gland to fully form in the human embryo, which then becomes "the seat of the soul." Gautama Buddha left behind a volume of his wisdom and teachings known as the "Buddha texts." He is also considered to be one of the Ascended Masters. HOW HE ENLIGHTENED THE WORLD: Buddha left behind a legacy of love, peace and wisdom, particularly upon the eastern world that continues to have a profound impact to this day.
Yeshua Ben Joseph (aka Sananda, aka Jesus Christ, aka Jesus of Nazareth, aka The Son of God) (7–2 BC/BCE—26–36 AD/CE): Perhaps no other figure in the last 2,000+ years has been more misunderstood or more maligned than Yeshua Ben Joseph, or he has become more commonly known as, Jesus Christ. His true birth name is thought to have been Yeshua, Son of Joseph, and as such, his life and his teachings have been enormously perverted and twisted to form the Holy Bible and the religion of Christianity. Nonetheless, his impact upon the consciousness of the planet has been great and profound. There are even some who believe he was no more than a mythical character, based upon the astrological movement of the Sun, the stars and the Zodiac calendar. Needless to say, there is much debate as to who and what he really was and very little consensus opinion. He also is often referred to as Sananda and is considered to be part of the Ascended Masters hierarchy. HOW HE ENLIGHTENED THE WORLD: Bequeathed upon the world a profound doctrine of love, wisdom and enlightenment during his lifetime on planet Earth, however, much of his original teachings have been severely altered to suit the religion of Christianity and the story of the Bible.
Saint Francis of Assisi (1181/1182–1226): A saint in every sense of the word, St. Francis of Assisi devoted nearly his entire life in service to the poor, the homeless and the downtrodden by living among them. Although born into a family of wealth, he made a vow to live a life of poverty. He also become known as the patron saint of animals and the environment. Eventually, he ascended and became a part of the Ascended Masters. HOW HE ENLIGHTEND THE WORLD: Left behind a legacy of a love for animals, nature and the environment, that continues to inspire many to this day.
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543): Astronomer and scientist, Nicolaus Copernicus was a brave soul who defied the Vatican's insistence that the world was flat. His epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the Scientific Revolution, and thus expanded greatly the consciousness of the human race. HOW HE ENLIGHTEND THE WORLD: Copernicus took humanity out of the Dark Ages and gave mankind a true perspective of his place on Earth and his understanding of how the Earth was created.
Sir Francis Bacon (aka William Shakespeare) (1561–1626): An English philosopher, statesman, scholar and writer, it was Sir Francis Bacon who is thought by many to have been the true author who penned all of the beautiful sonnets, poems and plays that were credited to William Shakespeare. He also was believed to have been a true heir to the throne of England as the son of Queen Elizabeth I and Lord Dudley, but was given up for adoption and ostracized from the monarchy. Many have also theorized that St. Germain was Sir Francis Bacon in a previous lifetime, who then was instrumental in fostering the Freemasons in England. The Freemasons had a direct influence upon the Founding Fathers in the creation of the United States of America. HOW HE ENLIGHTENED THE WORLD: As the true author of all the Shakespearian works, Sir Francis Bacon left behind an amazing body of work that inspired generations for the love of literature, poetry, sonnets and plays. He also had an indirect influence upon the formation of the United States of America, where it is believed, as St. Germain, he guided the Founding Fathers.
Galileo Galilei (1564–1642): Physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, Galileo Galilei bravely defied the Vatican's insistence that the Earth was the center of the universe. Rather he proposed correctly that the Sun was the center and the Earth revolved around it. For staying true to his many astronomical discoveries, Galileo was placed under house arrest for the remainder of his life by the Vatican. Yet still, he propelled the consciousness of the planet forward in immeasurable leaps and bounds by shattering the myths of the ignorant science and thought. HOW HE ENLIGHTENED THE WORLD: Like Copernicus, Galileo gave mankind an enlightened perspective of the role of the Earth in its relationship with the solar system and the entire Universe.
René Descartes (1596–1650): French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer, René Descartes is often credited with beginning the Age of Enlightenment when he published "The Discourse on the Method" in 1637. The Age of Enlightenment was the period of time when humanity began inching forward from the Dark Ages, ever so slowly towards spiritual evolution. He was dubbed "the Father of Modern Philosophy" and his writings are still influential in universities and academia today. Descartes was also instrumental in his deep understanding of the pineal gland by labeling it as "the seat of the soul." HOW HE ENLIGHTEND THE WORLD: Descartes gave mankind a new, deeper way of thinking and thus a more profound understanding of the world in which he inhabits. He was particularly instrumental in bringing a scientific perspective to philosophy and critical analysis thereby establishing a credibility to theoretical ideas.
Sir Isaac Newton (1643–1727): English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, theologian, Sir Isaac Newton was one of the most influential men in human history. His Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, is considered to be the most influential book in the history of science. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, laying the groundwork for classical mechanics, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries and is the basis for modern engineering. Newton showed that the motions of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are governed by the same set of natural laws by demonstrating the consistency between Kepler's laws of planetary motion and his theory of gravitation, thus removing the last doubts about heliocentrism and advancing the scientific revolution. HOW HE ENLIGHTEND THE WORLD: As the "Father of Physics," Sir Isaac Newton blazed a trail for the new physics or quantum physics, that better explains man's role in his world.
Saint Germain (aka Count de St. Germain) (1710–1784): More than a mere mythical figure, St. Germain was believed to have re-incarnated into many influential embodiments, as not only, the Count of St. Germain, but the High Priest of Atlantis, Samuel the Prophet, Plato, Alban a Roman Soldier, Saint Joseph, Merlin the Magician, Roger Bacon, Christopher Columbus and Sir Francis Bacon. The Count St. Germain was known as the "Wonder Man of Europe" in the 1700's. Miraculously, he seemed to never age beyond that of a 40-year old man and possessed seemingly many magical powers. He spoke many languages, traveled by thought, fed the poor, and worked endlessly for peace. Eventually, he ascended and now works with humanity mostly from the higher realms. St. Germain is also another member of the Ascended Master brotherhood. HOW HE ENLIGHTEND THE WORLD: According to the legend, St. Germain played a pivotal role in the creation of the United States of America, assisting in the formulation of the United States Constitution. He continues to fulfill the role of Patron Saint of the United States of America, as he guides it towards its eventual freedom, once again.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778): A major Swiss philosopher, writer, and composer of the Enlightenment, it was Jean-Jacques Rousseau's political philosophy that influenced the French Revolution and the development of liberal, conservative, and socialist theory. With his "Confessions, Reveries of a Solitary Walker," and other writings, he invented modern autobiography and encouraged a new focus on the building of subjectivity that bore fruit in the work of thinkers as diverse as Hegel and Freud. His novel "Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse" was one of the best-selling fictional works of the eighteenth century and of great importance to the development of romanticism. He also made important contributions to music as a theorist and a composer, and was reburied alongside other French national heroes in the Panthéon in Paris, sixteen years after his death, in 1794. HOW HE ENLIGHTENED THE WORLD: Through his writings and his philosophy, Rousseau fermented and cultivated the French Revolution that allowed the people of France to rid themselves of the decadent monarchies for good. France has remained an independent state to this day and Rosseau must be credited for understanding the vital importance of human liberty and freedom and inspiring others to achieve it.
George Washington (1732–1799): The father of the United States of America, George Washington served as our first President after leading the American revolutionaries against the corrupt English Crown of King George III beginning in 1773. General Washington served as the head of the Continental army and it was his steadfast and unwavering leadership that is often credited as the decisive factor that won the war in favor of the Revolutionaries. His supreme integrity was demonstrated when, offered the post of President for life, he refused the honor, so as not to create yet another monarchy in the still fledging nation of America. He was also instrumental in drafting the brilliant document, the United States Constitution. George Washington was an American patriot in every sense of the word. HOW HE ENLIGHTEND THE WORLD: George Washington imbued the office of President of the United States of America with a template of integrity, honor and service to country, that each subsequent Presidents must be measured against. He was the quintessential perfect first President of our nation.
James Madison (1751–1836) – A brilliant American statesman, politician, visionary and the 4th President of the United States, James Madison may well have been the most enlightened of all the Founding Fathers. He is considered to be the "Father of the Constitution" as the principal author of that sacred document. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on the Constitution. The first President to have served in the United States Congress, he was a leader in the 1st United States Congress, drafted many basic laws and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution (said to be based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights), and thus is also known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights". As a political theorist, Madison's most distinctive belief was that the new republic needed checks and balances to protect individual rights from the tyranny of the majority to be the main author of not only, the Bill of Rights, but the Constitution of the United States of America, as well. Madison had to have been extremely enlightened to even conceive such notions contained within. HOW HE ENLIGHTEND THE WORLD: By giving the people of the United States of America a solid and everlasting framework for freedom in both the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, James Madison laid the foundation
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865): The 16th President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln faced overwhelming pressures from a dark force that attempted to divide and conquer our still young nation by pitting the North against the South. Lincoln became known as "the last best hope" to save the Republic. He was eventually murdered for attempting to introduce a new monetary system for the USA. His assailant, John Wilkes Booth, had intimate ties to the Jesuits and the Vatican. After Lincoln's assassination, the American government broke off diplomatic relations with the Vatican, that lasted for over 100 years, until 1980 when Ronald Reagan had them restored. The Jesuits/Vatican had sworn revenge on Lincoln for defending a Catholic priest, Charles Chiniquy, against them, as a lawyer working in Illinois. The Vatican also had declared the Declaration of Independence an act of heresy. HOW HE ENLIGHTEND THE WORLD: Integrity, honor and service to the people earmarked Lincoln's Presidency and legacy. He remains one of the greatest world leaders ever to have served his people and gave up his life in doing so.
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943): A brilliant mechanical and electrical engineer, Serbian born Nikola Tesla may have been the greatest inventor of the modern ages, a man "who shed light over the face of the Earth." He pioneered a method to provide unlimited, free energy to the masses that has became known as the "Tesla coil." But most of his amazing inventions were bought up and then suppressed by financier J. P. Morgan. It is also believed he was the inventor of the radio, by predating Marconi by several years. Most of Tesla's greatest inventions have never been revealed to the public by those who wish to control the power grids and energy resources. Nonetheless, Tesla was an unequalled genius and a pioneer in science and technology. HOW HE ENLIGHTEND THE WORLD: Tesla's supremely important discoveries and inventions, proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there is a surplus of free energy that can be easily tapped into to meet all our energy needs. Thus making the power and energy companies completely irrelevant. Unfortunately, most of that technology remains hidden and inaccessible to the common people.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869–1945): One of the greatest spiritual and political leaders of the continent of Asia and the country of India, or any country, for that matter, Gandhi is most famously revered for his non-violent protests against the occupation by the British monarchy. He courageously stood up to the British and rousted them out of India allowing it to blossom into an independent state and country. Gandhi is also remembered for his spiritual wisdom and teachings and laid the ground work for the re-emergence of India as a world power into the Golden Age that it is destined to become. A man of enormous peace, dignity, faith and courage despite overwhelming odds. HOW HE ENLIGHTENED THE WORLD: Gandhi put into the consciousness of the planet the incredible power of a non-violent protest and passive resistance to a seemingly overwhelming opposing force that stands as an inspiration to others to this day.
Edgar Cayce (1877–1945): The greatest American prophet and soothsayer of all time, Edgar Cayce became known as "the Sleeping Prophet" for the great wisdom and teachings he brought forth to the modern world. He is credited with introducing the concepts of re-incarnation, soul mates, past lives, and much, much more to the modern lexicon. He may well be the most precise prophet to have ever lived with nearly a 90% accuracy rate in his prognostications. He worked tirelessly to help those who came to him with medical issues and injuries and provided information for cures and remedies that even astounded their doctors. He was truly a man ahead of his time and his words and teachings continue to transform the consciousness of the planet to this day. HOW HE ENLIGHTEND THE WORLD: Edgar Cayce gave the modern world many new and esoteric concepts that continue to inspire generation after generation to seek spiritual wisdom beyond the strict boundaries of religion. A truly great man for all ages. Read more in our Edgar Cayce section.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–1963): The last truly great President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy, heroically attempted to remove this country from the death grip of a dark and evil force. He tried in vain to tear down the Federal Reserve system, to dismantle the highly corrupt Nazi-influenced CIA, and to end the misguided and falsified Vietnam War. He prevented thermo-nuclear world war with Russia over the Cuban missile crisis and he stood tall against Israel as it attempted to procure a nuclear weapon. These are just a few among many of his heroic deeds in service to the people. He paid dearly for his efforts by being murdered in broad daylight in Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, by the very dark forces he opposed. A fateful day that the United States of America has never recovered from. HOW HE ENLIGHTENED THE WORLD: JFK created a legacy of bravery, honor and service to the people for a modern world leader, that many continue to draw inspiration from, even to this day.
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