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Cosmic Cradle


Home of the "Blind Buddha"

by Dr. Neil and Elizabeth Carmen

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The Cosmic Cradle Column by Elizabeth and Neil Carman, Ph.D. contains excerpts from their book, "Cosmic Cradle." It explores connections and communications with spirits ( usually with their parents ) before they are born into a physical life.

The gifted memory of the American mystic and author Norman Paulsen exists in his "consciousness as a visual memorv recall with vivid images, sounds, and colors."

Norman descended toward a "bright blue pearl of a Earth." Her waters and land appeared like "a celestial garden floating in the cosmos and drew him like iron to a magnet. His life energy and love merged with images of clashing waves, "'torrents of spray ... clouds of mist, slowly settling upon glistening monoliths of stone."

Still searching, Norman flew East beyond the rolling bright green meadows to a fertile valley. There a village greeted him and a silent street ran north and south. He watched for a house facing the rising Sun. Then, a picket fence, an open gate, and a green lawn sprang out beneath two tall palm trees to welcome him. Indeed, he found the home of the blind Buddha - his father to be.

Charles Paulsen was the newly elected judge of the city and county courts, as well as an American Buddhist minister. Deprived of earthly vision, Charles walked with a white cane sensing the ground beneath him. The blind man was "stalwart and precise." Using his acute hearing, he heard "the message of the whispering wind and the babbling brook as he extended his life outward into all beings and images around him." " Silently Norman's spirit approached the blind man by being as quiet as the wind. But like an ocean wave meeting another wave, their souls could not resist.

"He found me standing there on the street in the midst of his life. My spirit-image flashed before his inner vision, I had startled him. He stopped walking to stand alert in a silent greeting. Time stood still for him. "You have finally come to help me, to be my eyes in the world."

Norman explained: "Long have we been friends and again we meet. My spirit is fixed upon rebirth here. Our lives must be joined together for a time."

Charles invited Norman into his home like any other guest. Although cheerful, Charles harbored reservations that blindness might accompany Norman if he was born in his family. Once Charles overcame his fear, he prayed: " Man from the North, eyes for two, abide in my house with my wife and me; be my friend once more. Your name shall be Norman after the blood of our fathers: Nor (the) man."

Norman answered the blind Buddha's call on February 3, 1929, and "lost no consciousness in entering the planetary body of the earth elements."

Norman maintained clear consciousness as an infant. Certain sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch "assaulted" his awareness. Sounds of a fire and the odor of burning oak, for instance, often woke baby Norman early in the morning. His father was in the kitchen making breakfast. As the morning coffee "assailed" Norman's nostrils, he thought, "Give me a cup of coffee!" His father replied, "No, not yet, Norman. Coffee is not good for little boys."

The infant also found that his "newly extended limbs were cumbersome." Norman struggled, resenting the restrictions of the body "ball and chain." At night, he overcame his confinement: he floated out of body to join spirit companions.

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