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The trinity of shrines and the inner transformation of the nation, 1984-2013

A POINT OF AWARENESS - Preciosa S. Soliven - The Philippine Star

(Part III of ‘It’s Christmas – The Festive Shrine Avenue of Greenhills Beckons’)

People readily notice the topaz Star of David pendant I wear especially during Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost, the three major liturgical Christian feasts of the year. It has also intrigued my UNESCO Jewish and Arab colleagues in Paris headquarters, which I frequented between 1986 and 2010 first as a member of the Executive Board, then as a Secretary General. It actually represents the trinity of shrines the holy ones requested at Cadiz, Negros Occidental; O.B. Montessori Center in Greenhills, San Juan; and Palan, San Marcelino, Zambales, 13 kilometers away from Mt. Pinatubo.

The true social revolution takes place in the villages not EDSA

The three sanctuaries were mystically designed to uplift the morale of the people during hard times. Their miracles and predictions are simply to validate the messages, foremost of which is needed for “inner transformation.” It is the implementation that counts and not the phenomena themselves. While the Hacienda Tamsi with the adjacent Faraon shrine inspires the farmers of Cadiz and Sagay, the 14 O.B. Montessori Pagsasarili Mothercraft Literacy Centers have raised village beneficiaries’ standards of living. Between 1986 and 1988, with Punay Kabayao Fernandez and her daughter Tamsi’s full cooperation and the support of Cadiz and Sagay mayors Rowena Guanzon and Joseph Marañon, 400 mothers graduated from these centers.

Former DECS Secretary Lourdes Quisumbing, who inaugurated the first center in Cadiz noted, “This is the real EDSA Revolution – barrio mother and child learning together personal grooming and hygiene, good housekeeping, child care, cooking and nutrition. A revolution cannot happen in one day. It must be lived day in and day out.”

Punay Kabayao Fernandez and the Theosophical Society

Punay Kabayao Fernandez’ mystical messages have been confirmed by more than 10 Filipino gifted visionaries and four renowned American mystic-clairvoyant. Basically an artist on concert stage, she is a member of the Lopez-Kabayao family of three generations of musicians. The discipline has given her access to “mystical impressions.” Before she joined her brother Gilopez and sister Marcelita in the United States, she was already giving individual and family concerts, having majored in the use of both the violin and the piano. She studied five years in New York.

Since she was nine years old, Punay’s spiritual gifts were already active. Her versatile father, Dr. Doroteo Kabayao, owned and helped manage a hospital. He was also a concert violinist and one time Bible teacher of Siliman University. At first, he discouraged the mystical visions of his daughter since it might distract her from her musical training. Towards his senior years, however, he became her greatest confidante. Punay was one of senior members of the Philippine Theosophical Society.

The Theosophical Society is a fraternity of ancient wisdom teaching made up of an international non sectarian body of men and women, who are united by their principle of Universal Brotherhood. They have no uniform creed or obligatory beliefs. A very investigative society, the Theosophical Society members are trained not to make claims of visions, miracles and manifestations casually. The London Theosophical Society has an investigatory office with a vast library for research alone. A most important Theosophical lesson is the ability to discriminate between the genuine and fake manifestations.

Confirming the mystical messages

Punay refrain from talking about her mystical and spiritual experiences so I write about them. Possibly, she made sure there should be other gifted persons who can impartially confirm them. Fortunately, she found herself surrounded with good-gifted employees and farmers in Hacienda Faraon and Hacienda Tamsi, where the first shrine was set up in 1984, who confirmed the ongoing miracles.

Meantime, at the Greenhills O.B. Montessori Center in 1987, the registrar, two administrative officers and school artist are also visionaries who confirm the miracles and manifestations in school. At the same time, each of them alternately accompanied Punay and me in our regular trips to Palan.

Six months after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in June 1991, Punay, Pempe, the sculptor and I, with one of our four gifted assistants (registrar Rita Gomez, OBMC administrator of Sta. Ana branch Merce Acelejado, OBMC personnel development officer Isabelita Lauchengco or Annie Palma, the school illustrator, would go to Palan almost weekly to put up the Mt. Pinatubo Hidden Temple Shrine whose details were specified by the Blessed Mother and Our Lord. Almost 30 visits have taken place during which either the Gordons would put us up at the White Rock Hotel or we would stay at the Unity Hall of Philippine Shipyard and Engineering Corp. (PHILSECO).

The pathway to the divine life– the golden stairs

All over the country Theosophy Society in the Philippines (TSP) members meet in different lodges, usually weekly or twice a month. Our Rajah Soliman Lodge examined and debated over books like “The Hidden Wisdom of the Holy Bible” by Geoffrey Hodson, “Self-Culture in the Light of the Ancient Wisdom” by I.K. Taimni, referring now and then to the large Theosophical Encyclopedia.

The main headquarters is in the corner of P. Florentino and Iba streets, Quezon City, which keeps a very well stocked bookstore and vegetarian bistro. Madame Blavatsky, a Russian aristocrat founded the Society and Annie Besant was the international president. Both were clairvoyants who authored several spiritual books. During his 20 years of service, our former national president Vic Hao Chin authored several books and started publishing the Theosophy Digest which became very popular internationally. Among his numerous pamphlets are “Spiritual Life in the Midst of Worldly Life,” and “What is Reincarnation.” Our current president is Dr. Rosel Doval Santos. The following are the opening and closing invocations for each of our meetings.

Opening invocations

“Let us have a few moments of silence, during which we renew our pledge of brotherhood and rededicate ourselves to the search of truth. We gather here as students of the ancient wisdom, endeavoring to prepare ourselves for service to humanity.

“May we work together in harmony. May we acquire the knowledge and spiritual understanding that will qualify us for wider service.

“From the unreal lead us to the Real. From the darkness, lead us to Light. From death, lead us to Immortality.”

The golden stairs

A clean life, an open mind, a pure heart, an eager intellect, an unveiled spiritual perception, a brotherliness for all, a readiness to give and receive advice and instruction; a loyal sense of duty to the Teacher, a willing obedience to the behest of Truth, once we have placed our confidence in and believe that Teacher to be in possession of it; a courageous endurance of personal injustice, a brave declaration of principles, a valiant defense of those who are unjustly attacked, and a constant eye to the ideal of human progression and perfection, which the Secret Science depicts – these are the golden stairs up the steps of which the learner may climb to the Temple of Divine Wisdom.

Closing invocation

Having received these further instructions in the Divine Wisdom, may we go hence with our faith renewed and our minds fired upon the higher life.

May we, by devotion and unselfish service, endeavor to awaken the divine nature within, until all shall be found worthy to stand in the presence of the Master.

O Hidden Life, vibrant in every atom,

O Hidden Light, shining in every creature,

O Hidden Love, embracing all in oneness,

May each see who fees himself as one with Thee, knows he is therefore one with every other.

Let us go forth to sound the note of harmony in discords of the world. Peace, peace, peace.

Exhorting the nation to heal herself through spiritual transformation

The story of the three sanctuaries has been written by this writer in a pictorial book-magazine entitled “The Story of Mt. Pinatubo Hidden Temple Shrine.” Archbishop of Manila Jaime Cardinal Sin, Zambales Bishop Nicanor Yniguez and Papal Nuncio Vincenzo Moreni have seen this magazine. A copy of the shrine magazine was sent to His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, through our San Paolini Periodice correspondent friend in Rome, Franca Zambonini.

We urge our readers to take the messages of the shrines seriously and spread them to as many as they can reach: Our Lord and His Mother love our country. They manifest the Spiritual World through these three shrines whose details they specified to stir our faith in this very material world. We must seek a personal, intimate relationship with the Lord through an active life of prayer and meditation, all in preparation for the coming New Age.

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