The Road to Armageddon: A Spiritual Documentary, Featuring Marilynn Hughes

Critical Reviews

"Very, Very, Well Done! Bravo!!! Music, face shots of speakers are all
beautiful as well as the music and pictorial accompaniments... it is
outstanding." - Dr. Stephen Royal Jackson, Clinical and Child
Psychologist, Former MSNBC Correspondent, Author

“This documentary film lays the groundwork necessary for understanding
the concept of evil, as defined by nine professional religious and/or
spiritual counselors.

Does evil exist? Personally, I don't just think it does; I know it does. If you have any doubt that evil exists, just consider the intentional killing of
our own species in war, murder, and genocide. More precisely, remember
the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or the Nazi gas chambers in the
Jewish death camps. Humans not only commit evil; we even seek to justify
it, by arguing that—for instance—Blacks deserve to be slaves and Native
Americans deserve to be exterminated because they are both inferior to
whites, or that hate crimes against homeless and other marginalized people
are warranted because such people are worth less than the rest of us. Evil is here to stay, and we must learn to live with it. Perhaps this documentary
can help us understand how to do so.


The Road to Armageddon begins with mystic and out-of-body traveler
Marilynn Hughes relating her personal experiences with evil, including
demons. She asks her audience to look beyond the ordinary and realize
that there is more out there than we would like to think, mainly because we
create our own reality. Hughes indicates that evil is not only outside
ourselves, but that we must face our inner demons as well. This inner work
is necessary because, in order to achieve the goal of a relationship with
God, we must get closer to the divinity within ourselves, which requires
changing the way we think. In closing, Hughes relates that a near-death
experience taught her that her goal was to move from selfishness to
selflessness.


Next, Pastor Howard Storm reinforces the concept that evil is here
and now, and that we are just beginners at understanding how to cope
with it. He comments that when we die, we are taken by guides that are
either angels or demons, depending on what we carry in our hearts. He
recommends building a heart full of love rather than hatred or evil, to keep
us close to God. Pastor Storm reflects upon his relationship with God,
sharing that God wants him to change the world by really loving someone
and witnessing the resulting positive chain reaction.


Columbia University Professor Robert Thurman approaches the
problem of evil from a different perspective. He states that it isn’t good
enough to speak and behave nicely while keeping what he calls seething
minds, for when we die, those seething minds will carry our spiritual
selves into seething places that are better avoided. Thurman also comments
that minds filled with unconscious negative drives such as greed and
hatred will drive people into those bad life forms, suggesting that it is
essential to go into the unconscious and cleanse ourselves of ego-centered drives.


Imam Salahuddin Muhammid, speaking for the Islamic Learning
Center, emphasizes the importance of purifying our souls because, in
essence, they are who we are. He observes that we tend to attach too much importance to how attractive or physically fit we appear, and questions whether we are doing enough inner spiritual growth, such as soul work. This type of inner work helps us eliminate the vices that hold us back from being who we are. Until we change the way we think, our behaviors will remain the same.


Monsignor James Moroney, of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, brings us more
of a traditionally religious stance on evil and how to approach it. He
explains that there are myriad angels and demons, light and darkness, that
are constantly in competition for our souls. Msgr. Moroney insists that the
goal for all of us is to come to God. He concludes by suggesting that the
way to get to heaven is to love God, and to love and care for those who are
broken. We can do this, the Monsignor adds, by volunteering at our local
soup kitchen.


Demonologist John Zaffis contends that demons were cast out or sent
to Earth to wreak havoc on us and our world. Zaffis states that demons try
to wear us down and break us with cunning ruses that manipulate us into
engaging in negative behavior. He cautions that even the most spiritually
aware people are not safe from these demons, and that we must learn to
fight back against them with positive energy.


Harvard University Professor Francis Clooney surmises that it is
probably wise to admit that evil does exist, and that people are not always
going to be good or do good things. We must realize that the forces of evil
are not always visible, he says, and that it doesn’t matter whether or not we
label such forces as devils. According to Clooney, there are evils that we
cannot see or grasp. We don’t control the evil or the good, but there may be forces around us that can hurt or help us, and we must learn to find our
way between them. Clooney further recommends that we learn to be
humble before reality, and let go of the things that prevent us from finding
peace in our lives. He emphasizes that we are all on a spiritual path.
Reverend Caroline Stacey, of the Church of St. Luke in the Field,
propounds the religious notion that God’s grace is what brings us into a
right relationship with him. She suggests that we can trust that God’s love
and mercy will overcome our sinfulness, if only we acknowledge that we
need that grace. Stacey also contends that religious people need to learn the deeper truth within scripture rather than get caught up in the details. She recommends asking God what he wants to do through us, and affirms that God is reaching out to us all the time.


Finally, Temple Shalom Rabbi Mitchell Hurvitz avers that God
commands us not necessarily to fix everything, but to keep trying to do so.
He suggests that the daily acts we can do to help heal the world are the
most worthy, along with adherence to simple guidelines such as loving
your neighbor as yourself and expressing love before discussing anything
else.
Evil is an inexhaustible reality. Its existence in the world can no
longer be dismissed, and we must learn to handle it. It might be wise to
understand that proclaiming one’s own “God-Almightiness” does not
necessarily make one divine, but could on the contrary contribute to
another form of evil called arrogance.” - Thomas James Streicher, Ph.D.,
Founder/Director of Divine Spark, Inc.


"When I first sat down to watch The Road to Armageddon, I had no idea
what to expect. Was it an end of the world film? Is Armageddon finally
coming as so many have predicted? As a person who has studied the Bible
and its revelations, as well as other religious treatise on end of the world
prophecies, I looked forward to seeing what this film had to offer. Suffice it
to say, I was riveted. No, it was not an end of the world scenario. What was
presented was a metaphysical and spiritual work on the potential of each
individual soul's personal apocalypse, and how it is directly related to the
future of earth.


'The Road to Armageddon' forces people to look at themselves, and
examine who they are on the inside. Although we have heard it, know it
and have been told by the ancient and spiritual leaders of old, this life is
not all there is. This film shows that where we end up after death has
everything to do with who we are on the inside and the love we show
others. It is a simple message. However, the journey of self-discovery is
complicated. It is a journey that can be repeated over and over until we
learn the lessons we have come to master here in this world. It is
complicated because we attempt to achieve this in a world that has both
light and dark forces. The interviewees in the film basically remind us of
who we are, which is a part of the divine, and that we have a responsibility
to ourselves and to the world to be better, reach higher and stretch
ourselves to grow and evolve in love.


The interviewees in the film, who include Marilynn Hughes, (Writer,
Publisher on Out-of-Body Travel and Mysticism), Howard Storm
(American author, best known for the book My Descent Into Death) and
others, have spent years on their own paths and their spiritual evolution
and now encourage others to do the same. They recognize what it takes to
exist here, and how to get out of this life as a healthy, happy entity that is
able to move on past the negativity of this world. Yes, there is light. Yes,
there are angels. Yes, God exists. But that does not guarantee that we will
grow and evolve spiritually because the dark side is always there to try to
prevent us.


This film is powerful and thought-provoking. I highly recommend it to all
people seeking answers to questions related to God, the universe,
spirituality, and our eventuality." - Constance Victoria Briggs, Author of
'The Encyclopedia of the Unseen World'·


“STE - Spiritually Transformative Experiences
“The Spiritual Renewal of the Spiritual Mind"
RE "The Road to Armageddon: A Spiritual Documentary"
(link to the video is below. The video is on YouTube)


TOTALLY Excellent documentary and well worth one hour of your time. I
continue to watch this and use it as the number video I refer people to
when they are interested in their own personal mystical spiritual life
(falling in love with God, and pursuing God the Divine Lover) through
daily spiritual disciplines that enable you to experience Heaven while you
are still living here on Earth... and to daily experience the enmeshing of
Heaven and Earth.


NDEr = Near Death Experiencer


That image is the map of spiritual reality according to OBE'r and NDE'r Marilynn
Hughes, author and founder of "The Out-of-Body Travel Foundation", and
passionate seeker/scholar in spiritual mysticism, the stages in the afterlife
(after you cross over, the stages that she says continue on and on).


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Marilynn Hughes explains that art image, “The Universal Sphere of
Realms”, from the 3 minute to the 5 minute mark in the video.
1. First dimension realm – the black dot in the center – the Hell Realm
2. Second dimension realm – blue ring, surrounding the black dot – the
Purgatory Realm
3. Third dimension realm – light blue – a mortal realm – the Third
Dimension Realm
4. Fourth dimension realm – red color – a mortal realm - the Astral Plain
Realm
Marilynn Hughes explains that art image, “The Universal Sphere of
Realms”, from the 3 minute to the 5 minute mark in the video.
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I notice that people pass through stages after their NDE and stages can take years. Most NDErs seem to move into the heart/emotional stage first and after years, pass into the reflective and more spiritual renewed-mind stage. So, when people pass into the renewed-mind stage, they often have learned to be spiritually grounded though daily disciplined spiritual practices cause the heart/emotional stage is no longer sustaining them, not taking them forward, deeper. This is when they become more reflective and are seeking the "why" and the "how" more than just soaking-up the past
spiritual experience. This can appear to be intellectualism, it can appear to
be too religious, but it is the spiritual renewal of the mind. Typically, it is a
later stage, after the emotional/heart stage and to those not yet at this more advanced stage, it appears to be cold, intellectual, potentially religious, unfree.


This spiritual renewal of the spiritual mind stage becomes "enmeshed"
with the heart/emotional stage, and the two "intertwine" and bond. They
are not opposites, they are 'partners'.


Notice NDEr Eben Alexander's second book is reflective and turns to
science and religion. Is it simply intellectual or is it spiritual reflective and
renewal of the mind? His second book is titled: The Map of Heaven: How
Science, Religion, and Ordinary People are Proving the Afterlife. (If I were
you, I would read his first book, first.)


Notice NDEr Howard Storm, after being an atheist, he turned to getting a
graduate degree in seminary and he became an ordained minister, a
Christian, in the most liberal of Christian denominations, but it is the
renewal of the mind stage. You will hear what he has to say in this
documentary.


Notice NDEr Marilynn Hughes, founder of "The Out-of-Body Travel
Foundation". She is the author of many books (including downloadable
free books). She turned to the world's religions for the reflective renewal
of the mind stage. She is the main narrator in the spiritual documentary
about our own end, our death, poorly titled "The Road to Armageddon: A
Spiritual Documentary". The link to this documentary is provided below.
If you can make it through the first 20 minutes, of this awesome spiritual
documentary of the stages of the spiritual life, you will hear from two of
these NDErs and their renewal of the mind stage. The first 20 minutes are
about spiritual warfare and so, perhaps, it is better for you to skip over that first 20 minutes, if you don't have that experience, you might consider it "pious fiction", or might consider those people to be lying. The other option is to consider that many NDErs have experiences of spiritual warfare during and/or after their NDE and you could 'just sit with it', ponder it, hold judgement in suspense.


Many NDErs and many spiritual mystics of the worlds religions tell that
the afterlife is Not "the top of the mountain", but you continue your climb
at the point where you have left-off here.


This spiritual documentary interviews spiritual scholars from all the
world's religions, but the two NDErs are given the most "air time".
Here are the people that are interviewed in this documentary:
Marilynn Hughes - Near Death Experiencer, Mystic, student of world
religions, reincarnationist, and now a Catholic Christian
Howard Storm - Near Death Experiencer, former Atheist and now a
Protestant Christian.


Robert Thurman - Buddhist
Imam Salahuddin Muhammad - Muslim
James Moroney - Catholic Christian
John Zaffis - Demonologist
Francis Clooney - Hindu
Caroline Stacey - Protestant Christian
Mitchell Hurvitz - Jewish


Sincerely, with love,” - Will Degenhard, Spiritual Director, Former
Seminarian


“This document is very well done based on the actual mystical experience
of the Mystic, Marilynn Hughes, and Pastor Howard Storm who was an
atheist one time but after his NED, he entered the seminary, ordained and
became a pastor. Marilynn Hughes and Pastor Howard, along with other
commentators mixing together through all different but harmonize point of
view in regards to soul's purification helps us to understand the
importance of ascension to higher realm, closer to God through our
hardships, trials and struggles. One must watch this document with open
heart and pray to God that understanding of what they are saying will be
given. Because in this document, they teach you how to walk safely on the
Road to Armageddon.” – Mari Tang, Moderator of ‘The Out-of-Body
Travel Foundation,’ Mystic, Hotel Marketing


“We find ourselves amongst a battlefield but most of us don't realise. We
are all part of something much bigger than what can be seen from our
position in this reality that we call 'life'. Some personal thoughts here... I am a Christian. I believe that God has placed every one of us onto this mortal plane with a mission and a purpose. To live our lives as Jesus did. To grow up. To move towards love and learn to turn away from hate. To evolve. So that God can continue to evolve. To allow this to work, God has given us free will and we make our own decisions and are responsible for the consequences. This also means it is possible to fall into evil and de-evolve. So this is like a school yard, a mortal realm inhabited by over 7 billion immortal fragments of God having a 'physical' experience. Whilst on this earth, aside from another 7 billion or so other conscious 'souls' in physical form, we are surrounded by legions of invisible 'spirits', non physical entities of varying degrees of intelligence and self awareness that cant be seen by us. Good, evil and everything inbetween. Some want to help us to grow and evolve, others are driven to ruin us. They are able to interact with us, influence our thoughts and emotions, which can effect our
decisions and actions. When we engage in certain thinking or behaviours
we unconsciously invite these 'spirits' around us and give them dominion
or 'permission' to do their work. And this is all part of the plan, part of the
functioning of this particular mortal realm. To put it simply, it works
exactly as it's supposed to. This is just one of many realms or 'frames' of
reality. There is an unimaginable number of places where we might find
ourselves after we die here. All with different conditions and sets of 'rules'
that enable their function. Some could be described as 'Heavenly', some
'Hellish' and others as everything inbetween. At the end of our lives we go
to where we are compatable, we dont get to choose. Its a natural process
and we go where we need to in order to continue our evolution. And the
opportunity for growth continues, the work goes on. In the afterlife we
cannot hide our true nature. Everything is stripped back and we are seen
for who we are. Our true loves are revealed to all. Our choices here really
do matter and really do have consequences. This is like a small 'package' of
experience. Limiting and contained but only a small step on a much longer
journey for us all. A journey of purification.


All of the major Religions have written on these subjects and between all of them are connecting themes and threads. It's is through studying these that we can see a bigger picture of reality form. A reality that goes beyond
Religous beliefs and dogma. This is the only film that I have ever seen that
attempts to take that approach. The results are jaw dropping. I can honestly
say that I never felt the same about life after I first saw this film.
This wonderful documentary brings valuable contributions from experts
from various faiths and backgrounds and they all help to make it really
special.


Profound, humbling. Highly recommended. Thanks for reading, God
Bless. “ – Neil Roberts, Moderator of ‘The Out-of-Body Travel Foundation,’ United Kingdom


"Just saw your Armegeddon movie. This was my first contact with you in this lifetime. You are amazing and true. I am that I am and invite you to continue and accelerate your journey. Perfection is attainable, and closer than you now realize." - Treyeshua Tomony, Dallas, TX, USA

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