Suffering the Wounds of the World

Visible and Invisible Stigmata Experiences

Understanding Stigmata

Blood, Gender, Power: Stigmata (@Kenyon College)

Stigmatic Phenomena: An Alleged Case in Brazil - Stanley Krippner

Catholic Encyclopedia: Mystical Stigmata

Positive Living: An Interview with Dr. Mario Martinez

RTE Television: Stigmata


Padre Pio Celebrates the Eucharist (film)

Mario Martinez: Modern-Day Stigmata (video interview)

Beyond Reason: Interview with Dr. Mario Martinez, on Stigmata (audio)

National Geographic: Stigmata (videos)

Stigmata (film)

Noted Stigmatics:

Gertrude van der Oosten

The Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi

Padre Pio Foundation of America

The Beguines

Therese Neumann von Konnersreuth

Saint Catherine of Siena


by Sarah Clemens

Comic @ EvilKid Comix

faighted, by Sandy Stahlman

of St. Francis

...too often, we characterize Jesus' wounds as a harmful thing. We concentrate on the death and rebirth of hate, as his persecutors attacked and hung him to die, in front of his own mother, little children, followers, and family members. But the wounds mean other to me, as well. If you can adjust, for a minute, this perspective, and think of the time when Jesus appeared, several days after his death, as a spirit, transformed, arisen from the dead, in a form that could be touched by his friends and loved ones. There they mistook the wounds as a blessing, a sacred covenant between them all for he was giving them adequate proof that life after death was a thing not refutable any longer. No longer blind faith to lead into the coming terms of giving his message to the people there and for all the years to come by, but a faith built on the proof that love exists for you all even after death. That loved ones cross to a life of unembodied spirit, that heaven is a real place (no matter what religion or term you use for it) the man who died and turned spirt, the Christ divine, as I call him, took time to show his wounds in touchable form to the doubters, those who did not know for sure if the afterlife and life everlasting that they talked about was 100% real. Without doubt of afterlife, there is the grief, the acute pain of loss, but it is a natural change to spirit, and the spirit remains awake in you and there by your side. And if you cannot touch the spirit, know by the gift Jesus gave us in his real wounds, who became God by flesh, who became Christ divine by leaving in a horrible pain-filled manner, who took his wounds to his loved ones in you and me, to give them a way to take an easier walk through life, for God, Jesus, your name for God goes here, will always walk alongside you. For death conquers the flesh but never the divine in you. And your spirit will always remain eternal. And loved ones await when you cross into that realm. And the wounds of the Christ divine led his loved ones to proclaim that faith is based on proof of this afterlife, not just accepting what they'd wanted to know but hearing it in hardcore facts. Wounds that can be touched, so that the measure of burden is on the heart to, in effect, accept this cushion in your fall from humanity to spirit again!

Related Readings:

The Sophia of Jesus Christ

Gnosticism, Christianity, and Sophia

An Introduction to Gnosticism and The Nag Hammadi Library

Learning About Kundalini

Myth*ing Links Portal, Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.

Council on Spiritual Practices - Spiritual Experience

Olga Louchakova-Schwartz - The Hridayam Method

Dr. Raymond Moody's Homepage

Psi and Science: Between Science and Art

Dr. Barbara Tedlock: The Woman in the Shaman's Body Neo-Paganism

Hermetic Fellowship: What is Hermeticism?

in ancient times, a person through whom a deity was believed
to speak or otherwise reveal hidden knowledge or the divine purpose.

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