What About Santa? | Jan 2010

FMBR Editorial: Jan, 2010

What About Santa?

Yevgeniy Gorodetskiy

Some mythical characters do exist

Several years ago I studied at the Institute of Biosensory Psychology in St. Petersburg, Russia where I was involved in some very deep and advanced energy work. After this I began to explore and find that certain characters, which we believed to be real as children, actually do exist. This of course happens as one’s consciousness expands and begins to interact with other levels (layers) of existence. Some examples include fairies, mermaids, and elves to name a few. This discovery brought up another interesting question: What about Santa? I could find no mention of a character that distributed presents to children in any of the Pagan traditions. Supposedly the tradition started with St. Nicholas of the Christian Church and since then has expanded to be a worldwide tradition and object of children’s beliefs everywhere. At that time after reading how other more ancient traditions would often have a ritual by which a young person would join their society, I began to wonder that perhaps the “Santa story” is a ritual through which our children enter our society.

Possible genesis of Santa

As many people, I believe that most little children are in fact clairvoyant. They have not yet fully accepted the rules, believes, and agreements of living in our society and so at that young age are free to see everything that they can with “no filters.” At some point a child begins to express himself and talks about seeing fairies, dwarfs, princesses and so on, causing a usual response from his parents that he is “imagining things.” Yet everything the child is seeing seems so real and remarkable that his parents are ignored for the time being. This is where the “Santa story” might have come in to play. Imagine if you will that parents, realizing (perhaps subconsciously) that the child needs to live in this society which does not allow for the existence of living things on “other” levels of existence, intentionally introduce the child to a “false” idea of Santa bringing them presents. They being pure and having no reason to mistrust their parents believe this idea and put it in the same category as everything else that they are seeing i.e. fairies, elves, and so on – “magical” things grownups do not see. So Santa becomes another fairy tale character for little kids and as they grow up and at some point catch their parents putting present under the tree they realize that this in fact is not true.

Presents do not come from Santa. This is sometimes heartbreaking for children and together with their belief in Santa they give up all other beliefs in “real” characters and eventually stop seeing them. They go through this shocking event in a mild manner (ending up with presents) after which some of their belief in “the magical” is gone. They gain something physical but give up something more “subtle.” This despite being shattering to some degree, helps children blend into their social environment and eventually become adults.

Santa on Google Maps

This idea really saddened me for some time until this year. I found out about a small feature in Google Maps which originated in NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) that actually tracks Santa’s journey from the North Pole on Christmas Eve. The tradition originated in 1955 and now children can search for Santa on Google Maps and find out “his” current location, supposedly using latest military radar systems as he travels on his journey. This really put a smile on my face. If we are able to track Santa he must be real, right? Not exactly, but looking at this with the little understanding of consciousness that we do have, we can come up with an interesting idea. It seems that our consciousness creates that in which we believe – if we truly believe something will happen it probably will. And who walks around in clearer states of consciousness than children, those who so recently arrived and have not had a chance to pollute themselves with our worries?

A source of creative energy, the magical

So taking all of the children that truly believe that Santa Claus does exist today and adding to this all of the children that have ever believed in Santa Claus, we will get a very large amount of pure, creative “energy” directed at the phenomena. Looking at it from this angle, it would be more likely that “Santa” really does exist in some form, on some level, than not. Physics tells us that energy needs to go from one place to another and we have had so many children direct their energy at Santa that I think the actual live tracking of Santa’s journey by world’s largest internet company simply shows us that there is something very real about this Phenomena. So even though the initial idea of Santa may have been to trick our children, they collectively may be doing the same to us. Adults as opposed to children operate under the assumption that there is nothing “magical” happening in this world. For children everything about this world is magical. Those who explore consciousness find that the way that it creates and affects this world can hardly be described as anything but “magical.” The biggest question is not does Santa exist, but does “something magical” exist. The answer looks clear to our children. Maybe a better question is why don’t we see it?

Yevgeniy Gorodetskiy, President, FMBR

* Some of the views and insights presented here are a result of deep studies in courses led by Vladimir Viktorovich Tonkov, founder of the Institute of Biosensory Psychology.