Article - Laura Knight-Jadczyk
to the Light Pole Shift
Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, who is the son of doom... For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work in the world, restrained only until he who restrains is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and bring him to an end by His appearing at his coming.
The coming is through the activity and working of Satan, and will be attended by great power and with all sorts of miracles and signs and delusive marvels - lying wonders - and by unlimited seduction to evil and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing because they did not welcome the Truth but refused to love it that they might be saved.
Therefore, God sends upon them a misleading influence, a working of error and a strong delusion to make them believe what is false, in order that all may be judged and condemend who did not believe the Truth, but instead took pleasure in unrighteousness. [II Thessalonians, 3 - 12, excerpts, Amplified, Zondervan]
2012, we find a number of expositions on the subject of Earth Changes.
While it is a good idea for the reader to be familiar with all of the
many theories, the one which concerns us at the present moment is entitled:
It is hoped that the reader of this present article has carefully read the series of articles discussing Who Wrote the Bible? as well as the article on Zecharia Sitchin's 10th Planet, since these are foundational to what I am going to say here.
First of all, we have some idea that there is a very high probability that something unusual is going to take place in the solar system in the not-too-distant future. Based on the historical studies, confirmed in large part by scientific evidence and theory, we have the idea that the end result of this "event" (considering that it may last for some time) may be to slam Planet Earth back to the stone age. And I am not joking here.
At the same time, we have discovered that a certain system has been "imposed" on us for thousands of years. This system is a system of beliefs which controls our thinking, and it is based on linear time. This is so important an idea that I would like to discuss it a little bit. It is the foundational belief of our reality - that time is linear. It is one of the major components of the Matrix Control System, so I don't think that we can overstate its importance.
Time is what we talk about when we discuss history. The history of mankind, when considered objectively, is a terrible thing. Many people defend themselves from this terror by erecting elaborate defenses - personal myths, so to speak - so that they can go on with the prosaic business of their lives without being paralyzed by the burden of the "cold hard facts of life." Man, as a rule and in general, is powerless against cosmic catastrophes, military onslaughts, social injustice, personal and familial misfortunes, and a host of assaults against his existence too numerous to list. Death and destruction come to all, both rich and poor, free and slave, young and old, good and evil, with an arbitrariness and insouciance that, when contemplated even momentarily, can destroy the most carefully constructed personal myth. This is a FACT, and, to quote Don Juan Matus, "a damn scary one!"
When man contemplates history, AS IT IS, he is forced to realize that he is in the iron grip of an existence that seems to have no real care or concern for his pain and suffering. Over and over again, the same sufferings fall upon mankind multiplied millions upon millions of times over millennia. The totality of human suffering is a dreadful thing. I could write until the end of the world using oceans of ink and forests of paper, and never fully convey this terrible condition in which mankind finds his existence.
In the present time there is a lot of talk about time because we are rumored to be heading toward the End of Time - and the World itself. Can this be true? And, if so, what implications do such an idea suggest regarding the nature of our universe? If this is not true, then where did such an idea originate and why is it so popular?
In following the many threads that appear when researching religious matters, one always comes across prophecy and miracles. It seems that those who are to be kept in fear of the Lord need an unequivocal sign from time to time. Miracles and visions can sway whole armies. We can think of the battle cry "Great is Allah!" and the claim of the salvific blood of Christ that was held up as a shield against the Saracens. We should also be reminded of the mandate of Yahweh to "utterly destroy" just about everybody who wasn't hanging out with Joshua and his gang. Such "visions" go back into our primeval past. Around 5,000 BC, the divine Ishtar was said to have appeared to Enme-Kar, the ruler of Uruk, telling him to overthrow the city of Aratta. But, at the moment, we are mostly concerned with visions in the context of the Bible since it is the Bible that underpins the beliefs of a staggering number of human beings on planet earth at the present time, whether they are religious or not.
Hans Conzelmann, Professor of New Testament Studies at Tottingen admitted that the Christian community continues to exist because the conclusions of the critical study of the Bible is largely withheld from them. Joachim Kahl, a graduate in theology of Phillips University, Marburg noted that "The ignorance of most Christians is largely due to the scanty information provided by theologians and ecclesiastical historians, who know two ways of concealing the scandalous facts of their books. They either twist reality into it exact opposite or conceal it."
Dr. Johannes Lehman, co-translator of a modern edition of the Bible remarked: "The evangelists are interpreters, not biographers; they have not illuminated what had grown dark with the passage of generations, but obscured what was still light. They have not written history, but made history. They did not want to report, but to justify."
The "original texts" that are so often referred to in theological hairsplitting do not exist. What does exist are transcripts that originated between the fourth and tenth centuries. And these are transcripts of transcripts, some fifteen hundred of them, and not one of them agrees with another. More than eighty thousand variations have been counted. There does not exist a single page of the "original texts" without contradictions. The most prominent of them, the Codex Sinaiticus, has been found to contain sixteen thousand corrections, which can be traced back to seven correctors. These correctors made their "corrections" because each one understood the verses differently and they transformed the functions according to what they perceived to be the needs of the time.
Dr. Robert Kehl of Zurich writes: "Frequently the same passage has been 'corrected' by one corrector in one sense and immediately 'recorrected' in the opposite sense by another, depending entirely on which dogmatic view had to be defended in the relevant school. At all events, a completely chaotic text and irremediable confusion has already arisen owing to individual 'corrections,' but even more so to deliberate ones."
Father Jean Schorer, for many years spiritual adviser to the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre, Geneva, concluded that the theory of the divine inspiration of the Bible is in such contradiction with the most basic, elementary knowledge base of normal human reason, and is so obviously refuted by the Bible itself, that only ignorant persons would defend it, while only people completely devoid of any kind of culture would believe it.
Dr. Robert Kehl writes in Die Religion des modernen Menschen: "Most believers in the Bible have the naive credo that the Bible has always existed in the form in which they read it today. They believe that the Bible has always contained all the sections which are found in their personal copy of the Bible. They do not know - and most of them do not want to know - that for about 200 years the first Christians had no 'scripture' apart from the Old Testament, and that even the Old Testament canon had not been definitely established in the days of the early Christians, that written versions of the New Testament only came into being quite slowly, that for a long time no one dreamed of considering these New Testament writings as Holy Scripture, that with the passage of time the custom arose of reading these writings to the congregations, but that even then no one dreamed of treating them as Holy Scriptures with the same status as the Old Testament, that this idea first occurred to people when the different factions in Christianity were fighting each other and they felt the need to be able to back themselves up with something binding, that in this way people only began to regard these writings as Holy Scripture about 200 AD."
When we look at the creation of the Bible as it really happened, we find nothing of the "Holy Ghost" in there. That's the plain fact. And a lot of people in the "business" of religion know it.
Nevertheless, our institutions of higher learning generally have a special faculty allotment for the teaching of theology, financed by the taxpayer, whether Christian or Jew. One assumes that the students who study this theology are also given exposure to other studies, such as math, languages, science, and so forth. The question then becomes: what kind of strange distortion, what incomprehensible corruption takes place in the minds of human beings, so that they so completely separate their academic knowledge from what they hear preached at them from the pulpit? What kind of brainwashing can so effectively cause the simplest of facts to be forgotten?
So, how does this happen? It is literally staggering to a logical, intelligent human being, that the fairy tale of the Bible - as God's word - has endured so long. There is nothing to which we can compare this in the entire seven thousand years of human history of which we are aware. Calling it all a "pack of lies" seems rather harsh, but it is increasingly evident that it is certainly intentionally misleading. And, in that case, what shall we call it?
Christian theologians claim that the teachings of Jesus (which is the established religious dogma), are unconditionally valid. Rudolf Augstein asks: "...With what right do the Christian churches refer to a Jesus who did not exist in the form they claim, to doctrines which he did not teach, to an absolute authority which he did not confer, and to a filiation with God which he never laid claim to?" (Jesus Menschensohn, Munich, 1972)
Naturally, all of these problems have led to many interesting theological solutions. It is amazing how creative true believers can be when faced with facts that this or that idea they have held for a long time is no longer tenable.
Nowadays, in the presence of widespread sharing of information relating to anomalous appearances of what are now being called "aliens" has naturally led to the identification of Jesus with the "interstellar astronaut" theory. Jesus is an "alien."
Dr. Vyatcheslav Saitsev of the University of Minsk claimed that Jesus came from outer space. His idea was that Jesus was a representative of a higher civilization, and that this is the explanation of his supernatural powers. He noted: "In other words, God's descent to Earth is really a cosmic event."
He may not be so crazy. The only question is: Which God?
Meanwhile, the Holy Blood, Holy Grail guys are busy cooking up a "divine bloodline." This idea is augmented by Laurence Gardiner who has connected the Holy Grail Bloodline to aliens. At the same time, we have a host of true believers around the planet preaching the gospel of those cute and helpful Grays, and the reptilian Lord who really loves us and never did anything to humanity except teach them all about how to be civilized.
Simultaneously, we have an obvious "gradual revelation" plan going on via the government and its space program, and now a big push to institute a One World Government.
So, we have a right to ask: what the heck is really going on? What does it mean to talk about the "New Jerusalem" when, in point of fact, we have been discovering that anything and everything that had to do with the Old Jerusalem was lies and disinformation issuing from that crafty Yahweh/Jehovah guy with control issues?
The reality seems to be that Judaism, Christianity and Islam were specifically designed and created just to produce a particular situation that is desirable to someone at a certain point in time, and again, we have the right to ask who?
When we step back from the situation, the one thing that we see is that prophecy is at the center of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition. The prophets of these religions were in direct contact with the Creator of the Universe (or so they said), and this creator seems to have been singularly "personal" in the sense of having personal traits, whims, likes and dislikes. His prophets are, naturally, privileged messengers, receiving his divine revelations and these revelations divide mankind into those who believe them and those who don't. Naturally, those who don't are damned.
The Christian religion, and its New Age offshoots, is the chief proponent of the many End of the World scenarios with which we are most familiar. Scenarios about the end times originate mostly in the body of apocalyptic, eschatological writings of the New and Old Testaments. It is in the final book, Revelation, that most striking and symbolic representations about the end of the world are said by many to be depicted.
It is a difficult work to comprehend. Probably no other piece of writing in history has been examined more thoroughly and interpreted more widely. It is the end-of-the world legend, a doomsday tale on LSD with virtual reality special effects. It is the inspirational fountainhead for mad prophets, spittle spewing pulpit-pounders, apocalyptic magicians, fanatical true believers, grade-B movie makers, and knaves of every form and sort.
While the above is a somewhat sarcastic take on the Eschatological theme, it is still rather accurate in terms of the many and varied interpretations that have been given to this Mother of all End Time Prophecies. Even though we tend to agree with the author to a large extent about the many interpretations given to Revelation, we have no intention of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Anybody with eyes and ears and half a brain can see that there is something amiss in our world, in our reality, and once that is seen, and once the questions are asked, which then leads to research, we come to the idea that something is really going to happen!
I hope that the reader noted the references to Chiliasm. In the concepts of Chiliasm that were formed in Medieval times, the original, primitive idea of the cosmic hieros gamos was grossly misunderstood. They did not understand that the "planting of the seed" had to do with a state of consciousness, or belief: the Grail consciousness.
Since we have more or less deconstructed the Bible, does this mean that we can just discard Revelation and the other prophecies altogether? It would be nice to think so, but as we have already noted, even though the Control System is always stepping in to do damage control, they do it oh, so carefully! In terms of the Old Testament, the writers couldn't just toss out the oral traditions. They used them in a very special way. As we have seen in our analysis of the Old Testament, it often seems that whatever was positive was twisted and turned backward. The same holds true for the New Testament. With a different perspective, we can read it and perceive that there was obviously a real "Jesus" behind the myth. And he was teaching something that was a "vile superstition" at that time. Whatever he was teaching, was twisted and covered up, but it could only be done by using the already existent oral traditions. It seems that this is just the way the Control System works.
There is another mode of operation, obviously. There is "Divine Revelation" from "on high," though it is coming from a source that clearly does not have our interests at heart. In the Cathar Gospel of John, the following passage tells us something very important:
So, where does Revelation come from and how reliable is it? The Cassiopaeans have said that such information can be "Derived from non-human sources known for stark accuracy, when convenient." It is in this sense that I think we need to look at Revelation.
Revelation is one of the least understood books of the Bible. It is ascribed to Saint John the apostle, also called the "Seer of Patmos". No theologian knows really what to do with it, and the most coherent explanation of it I have ever heard is what the Cassiopaeans said about it. The book is very popular among crackpots and people who expect the end of the world, like the Jehovah's witnesses. Charles Manson, who killed the actress Sharon Tate and some of her friends in 1969, was an adept of the Apocalypse. He had taken the Beatles song "Revolution #9" (correctly) as a pun on "Revelation #9", and interpreted this as a message to himself, connected with the fire-and-brimstone 9th chapter of the Book of Revelation. Like so many madmen, he related everything (in this case, both the Apocalypse and the songs of the Beatles) to himself. He was the leader of the select humanity that would survive the catastrophe God was about to inflict on the world, as well as an instrument in God's destruction of doomed 'piggies' such as the decadent denizens of Hollywood. This use of the Apocalypse in crank millenarist movements is not abnormal: the Apocalypse is a manifesto of the expectation of Judgment Day, and it is definitely the product of a sick mind. But it is, in my opinion, the mind of 4th density STS with full awareness of what is going to come down on this planet at some point in the not-too-distant future.
And that is, in the end, why this prophecy was given and included in the canon of scripture. It is the hidden ace that the STS gang plan to play.
How do we detect this STS influence in Revelation? Well, once one has posited the idea that it could be delivered by "angels" similar to those who chatted with Dr. Dee and his partner Kelley, it is fairly simple to "read" the "line of force" that runs through the text.
Seeing the fiendish quality of Revelation, and how gleefully the writer (who was also very likely involved in the "correcting" of the New Testament, because his insertions are recognizable), pronounces doom and gloom does not necessarily negate the reality of the vision. It only changes the perspective. And we see that the New Jerusalem is a big part of the objective of Revelation. It is, in fact, the goal of the terror that is intended to be evoked in the reader. But, we will come back to this. For the moment, let's return to the "regular" parts of the Bible wherein we also find gems buried in the mud. In fact, in Matthew 24, we find a remark purported to have been made by Jesus about the matter that nobody ever seems to pay too much attention.
This remark is the clue given in verses 37 and 38: As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. For just as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah went into the ark, and they did not know or understand until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
In the story of Noah, to which Jesus has directly related the "End of Time," a man had a dream, a prophecy (who knows how God spoke to him), and he acted upon revelation in a positive way to the saving of himself and his family. And the most important part of the story of Noah is that it was NOT the end of the world in the sense it has been taught. But it was the End of Time, in the sense that the world before was altogether different from the world after the Flood. The Earth continued to exist, and Noah and his metaphorical family, (there were apparently quite a number of Noah's all over the globe), came out of the ark into a new world; a world so different that the existence of a rainbow is noted here for the first time as evidence of this extreme, fundamental change of reality.
Over and over again, for a thousand years or more, this group of people, or that one, have decided that the end is coming. They will sell all they own, move out to the woods or gather on a mountain, or huddle in jungle huts, waiting for God - or nowadays, the ETs - and when the sun finally rises on the glorious morn of redemption, well, some are so disappointed, or so determined to be right, that they will sink to any level to prove that their interpretation was the correct one. The People's Temple, the Solar Cult and the Heaven's Gate group are just three cases of recent note.
Such prognosticators obviously went wrong - terribly and disastrously wrong. And they were only the latest in a long line of similar groups. It is a pattern that repeats over and over again. So, again we ask, is there anything to any of it at all, and if so, what?
Carefully considered, the story of Noah is highly informative. The story does not tell us that some supernatural force prepared a place for Noah. On the contrary, Noah was told to perform certain tasks to ensure his survival as well as that of his family and certain animals. Had Noah chosen not to exert these tremendous efforts, we would never have heard of him, whoever he might have been, in whatever culture or context he existed.
"As it was in the days of Noah" can be interpreted on several levels. What, precisely, might have been meant by this clue? In Genesis, Chapter six, we read:
That is certainly a loaded statement! There have been endless speculations on the identity of these "sons of God," or "Nephilim." Nevertheless, the first curious part of the statement is that referring to men "multiplying on the face of the earth," as though it was a singularly significant factor: a tremendous population growth. Could it be at all possible that a certain population figure - as suggested by this remark - was a sort of "critical mass" that precipitated the interaction with these "sons of God?" The series of remarks get even more impossible, I am sorry to say, because it goes on to declare:
What in the world are we going to do with something like that if we claim to be rational and serious thinkers? Nevertheless, it seems to be the crux of the matter. In the many myths and legends, it was these actions of the sons of god interacting with human women, and the offspring of these unions that brought destruction on the Earth, which leads us to the next symptom: The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was very great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually.
The passage comes back to this further on saying: The earth was depraved and putrid in God's sight, and the land was filled with violence (desecration, infringement, outrage, assault, and lust for power). And God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased and vicious it was; for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction.
Those are harsh words. Do they apply to us in this day and time? Well, that is something we are going to examine. But, there is another symptom: Noah found favor in God's eyes. He was, undoubtedly, the one who was thought to be "sick" by all of the other people around him. He didn't fit, he was an anomaly - a man of faith and discernment and circumspection in a time and place where everything that mankind had ever thought was good had been corrupted, perverted, turned upside down and twisted out of recognition. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
We are told in the Pauline Letter to the Hebrews that, "Prompted by faith Noah, being forewarned of God concerning events of which as yet there was no visible sign, took heed and diligently and reverently constructed and prepared an ark for the deliverance of his own family. By this he passed judgment and sentence on the world's unbelief and became an heir and possessor of righteousness."
That's a big one: being forewarned concerning events of which as yet there was no visible sign.
The Man of Faith integrates the best of the pragmatic and realistic views and adds a third dimension: faith - an openness and trusting attitude to truth and reality, whatever it may turn out to be. Being practical, he functions within the world system; being realistic, he perceives the dangers, and acts in whatever way he can to ameliorate the suffering he sees, and he is open to learn, to change his perspective, to live in a "risky and adventurous state of mind. This means that, acting in faith, sure of purpose in life, he strives to attain the conditions necessary for understanding truth. He searches diligently, often finding himself obligated to give up what he formerly held as true in order to receive deeper truth; hoping to find the meaning of "salvation" in literal terms - and himself a recipient of same in whatever context it finally manifests.
Such a quest can only be undertaken with faith that is open and adventurous; following the nose, so to say, and finally, ingesting that which is of true benefit when it is finally discovered. In practical terms, how does one acquire this kind of faith, this Grace, this "Grail consciousness," as I like to call it?
The only hope we have to acquire true faith is to use reason. If we peel away the layers of personal interpretation and materialistic linear expectations, we may arrive at the truth. But simple truth is often intimidating. It provides no rationalizations in which to hide.
Looking at our constellation of symptoms, it does seem to be that we are in a time period that is similar to the "days of Noah." The only problem we seem to be having with this is in "interpretation." Those who are interested in "The End Times" have hundreds, if not thousands, of interpretations of such prophecies. I have an entire bookcase devoted to the subject of the many people and groups that believed the end was coming on such and such a day, based on elaborate interpretations of scripture or inspired prophecies, and each and every one of them was wrong.
According to the mythologies of Hinduism, each world cycle is subdivided into four yugas or world ages. These are comparable to the four ages of the Greco-Roman tradition, and, like the latter, decline in moral excellence as the round proceeds. The Classical ages took their names from the metals, Gold, Silver, Brass, and Iron, the Hindu from the four throws of the Indian dice game, Kria, Treta, Dvpara, and Kali. In both cases the appellations suggest the relative virtues of the periods, as they succeed each other in a slow, irreversible procession.
Krita is the perfect participle of the verb kri, to do; it means literally, "done, made, accomplished, perfect." This is the dice-throw that wins the jackpot, the total gain. According to the Indian conception, the idea of total, or totality, is associated with the number four. Anything complete and self-contained is conceived as possessing all of its four quarters. It is established firmly on its "four legs." Dharma, the moral order of the world is during this period firm on its four legs, like a sacred cow; effective as an all-pervading structural element in the organism of the universe. During this yuga men and women are born virtuous. They devote their lives to the fulfillment of the duties and tasks divinely ordained by dharma. The Brahmins are established in saintliness. Kings and chiefs act according to the ideals of truly royal conduct. The townsfolk are devoted to husbandry and the crafts. The service class abides lawfully observing the holy order of life.
As the life process of the world-organism gains momentum, however, order loses ground. Holy Dharma vanishes quarter by quarter, while its converse gains the field. Treta Yuga is therefore named after the dice-cast of the three. Treta is the triad or triplet; three of the quarters. During Treta Yuga, the universal body, as well as the body of human society is sustained by only three fourths of its total virtue. The modes of life proper to the four groups of society begin to lapse into decay. Duties are no longer spontaneously performed; they have to be learned.
Dvapara Yuga is the age of the dangerous balance between imperfection and perfection, darkness and light. This is the dice-cast of the duad. During Dvapara Yuga, only two of the four quarters of Dharma are still effective in the manifest world; the others have been irrecoverably lost. The cow of ethical order, instead of firmly standing on four legs, or resting safely on three legs, now balances precariously on two. The semi-divine ideal of society is lost. The knowledge of revealed values is lost. Spiritual order no longer energizes human and universal life. And all human beings, from the Brahmins to the servants are blinded by passion and eager for earthly possessions. In this way, they grow mean and acquisitive and averse to the fulfillment of the sacred duties that require self-denial. True saintliness becomes extinct.
Finally, the Kali Yuga, the dark age comes. This period subsists on twenty-five percent of the full strength of Dharma. Egoistic, devouring, blind and reckless forces are triumphant and rule the world. Kali means the worst of anything; also, strife, quarrel, dissension war and battle are elements of this yuga since kali is related to kal-aha, or "strife, quarrel." In the dice game, kali is the losing throw.
During the Kali Yuga, man and his world are at their very worst. The Vishnu Purana says: "When society reaches a stage, where property confers rank, wealth becomes the only source of virtue, passion the sole bond of union between husband and wife, falsehood the source of success in life, sex the only means of enjoyment, and when outer trappings are confused with inner religion…"- then we are in the Kali Yuga. The four yugas comprise a Great Yuga, or Maha Yuga. One thousand Maha Yugas are a single day of Brahma, or a Kalpa.
A Kalpa is divided into fourteen manvantaras, or "Manu-intervals," each composed of seventy-one and a fraction mahayugas and terminating with a deluge. The intervals are named from Manu, the Hindu counterpart of Noah, the hero who escaped the flood. The Kalpa will end after seven more deluges - at which point Brahma will "sleep" for a period before the next "Day of Brahma" begins. Heinrich Zimmer recounts an Indian myth - The Parade of Ants - that portrays a view of the cyclical nature of time.
Properly understood, then, the dynamic that is represented in this story is surrender to the changing aspects of existence on one side, while not becoming attached to the outcome on the other. The only way to do this is to be in the world as an active participant, to do what is truly your duty, as you discover it through knowledge, and to keep always in mind the endless cycle and transitory nature of all of it. It's not gonna end. Ever.
After coming across the idea that time was considered to be cyclical in the East, I was sufficiently intrigued to begin a series of studies of history and ancient myths and legends. As I moved deeper into these studies, I became aware of a strange phenomenon: I saw that there were repeating mythical archetypes occurring in historical contexts in too cyclical a way to be either coincidence, or without some significant meaning that needed careful attention. As I pondered this problem, I came to a sort of startling thought; I began to think that the true nature of Evil might lie in the concepts of Time itself. When, where, how and why did this divergence occur? Since there were clear conflicts between the perceptions of the Eastern religions and the Western religions, perhaps a clue might be found in tracing the course of the linear view of time back into the past.
At this point, I knew that I had to expand my studies to include books by "objective observers," rather than a priori believers. I knew I was moving into forbidden territory, banned by the dogma of my faith, but the answers coming from within the faith were clearly and obviously not serving the stated purpose of presenting a magnificent picture of an All-Loving, All-Knowing, Omnipotent God. And it was increasingly evident that the Bible could not be interpreted literally. This meant that religious dogma amounted to little more than being asked to have faith in this or that interpretation of one or another all too human expositors and exegetes. Why should I believe one man's interpretation over any other man's?
Well, of course, because they are "experts" or they are "chosen" expositors of God's will! That's all fine and good except for the fact that not only could they not provide reasonable answers, they didn't even seem to understand the question.
Knowing that I was facing some choices about who or what was really believable, I decided that I definitely needed more data on which to base such a choice. After all, in a very real sense it was like deciding which rope I was going to use to hang over a precipice. I needed to discover how much I really trusted the interpreters of the Bible, the creators of religious dogma, and even the Bible itself.
Eliade's opinion is that the religious myths of man were created as a "defense against the Terror of History." And we find that, at the deepest level, these defenses against history have to do with Time. The religious myths are numerous and varied, but, when all the trappings are stripped away, the chief point of argument is which conception of Time is being utilized as the foundation of the myth: cyclical or linear?
One of the very ancient aspects of the idea of Celestial Archetypes was the concept of the Axis Mundi, or Center. This was a point where Heaven, Earth and Hell met and where passage to one region or another was possible. At any point where there was a convergence of the three realms, a temple was considered to exist whether one was constructed there or not. This center was the zone of the sacred - of absolute reality - and was symbolized by trees, fountains, ladders, ropes, and so forth. Interaction with these symbols was considered initiatory and took place in a timeless state. Thus it is thought that religious rituals were developed in an attempt to connect to this Divine Model or archetype.
One of the most interesting aspects of this archaic ontology was the Abolition of Time through imitation of the archetypes. In this way, a sacrifice was not only an imitation of the original sacrifice of the god, it somehow was seen to be an energetic alignment of the three realms, the creating of a "passage" of some sort along the Axis Mundi. So, for a moment, during the ritual or sacrifice, the supplicant was identifying him or her self with the primordial gesture and thereby abolishing time, and regenerating him or herself and all the related participants.
Everywhere there is a conception of the end and the beginning of a Cyclical Temporal Period; and, coincidental to this idea is the expulsion of demons, diseases and sins. These ideas are demonstrated by the ubiquitous celebrations of the New Year.
For the most part, the beginnings of these rites comprise a series of dramatic elements that represent a condition of universal confusion, the abolition of order and hierarchy, and the ushering in of chaos. There is a "symbolic Deluge" that annihilates all of humanity in order to prepare the way for a new and regenerated human species.
In numerous myths and rites we find the same central idea of the yearly return to chaos, followed by a new creation. The chaos that preceded the rebirth was as essential as the birth itself. Without chaos there could be no rebirth. "As it was in the days of Noah!"
In many of the more "modern" ritual versions, the Deluge and the element of water are present in one way or another as either libations or baptism. Baptism is the subjective, microcosmic equivalent, of a macrocosmic level deluge: a return to the formless state! This formlessness, this chaos, was exemplified in many ways: fasting, confession, excess grief, joy, despair or orgy - all of them only seeking to reproduce a chaotic state from which a New Creation could emerge. This suggests to us that the chaos of Carnival is essential for renewal. The ancient science revealed in these myths is telling us that the conditions of disorder on our planet are not leading us to the End of the World, they are the dissolution of structure preparatory to the Renewal of Time!
It is also interesting to note that, at the time of renewal, the New Year festival, it was thought that the fate of men was fixed for a 'whole year.' This suggests to us that there was something about one's approach to the period of rebirth that established a new order according to a set of archetypal principles. This may have been the origin of the idea that the position of the stars or planets at the moment of birth has some influence upon the individual in astrological terms.
What is important to us just now in this idea is that the end of a past year and the beginning of a new year are predicated upon the idea of an exhaustion of biological resources on all cosmic planes, a veritable End of the World, not because it is damned, but because it has just sort of run out of gas!
In Le Probleme des centaures, Professor Georges Dumezil studies and discusses the scenario of the end and beginning according to a large selection of material derived from the Indo-European world including Slavs, Iranians, Indians and Greco-Romans. He noted several elements from initiation ceremonies that have been preserved in more or less corrupt form in mythology and folklore. Another examination of the myths and rites of Germanic secret societies by Otto Hofler brought out similar relationships. Both of these researches point up the importance of the twelve intercalary days, and especially New Year's Day.
I would like to ask the reader to take particular note of the idea of "exhaustion of physical resources, invasion by the souls of the dead, and sexual excess" as being suggested to be indicative of the approaching suspension and renewal of time.
We certainly know that we are experiencing a veritable invasion of "otherworldly visitors," and that many people are noticing "glitches" in the reality that are piling higher and higher every day. As to the exhaustion of physical resources in material terms, a recent discovery in science suggests that this may not be just an "archaic idea." On August 15, 2001, an article in the New York Times was headlined: Cosmic Laws Like Speed of Light Might Be Changing:
It is, indeed, most interesting that such an idea as the cosmos "decaying" and changing in very real terms, was part of the archaic ontology. Of course, they had the added feature that such an event also brought about a cyclical return to chaos, and infestation of demons and souls of the dead just prior to a deluge. This mythology was expressed as though it had been "experienced" a time or two; or, at the very least it was part of the scientific knowledge of a former time.
But the idea that this event was a rebirth was lost with the introduction of monotheism. At that point, the End of Time became the End of the World - for everyone except those special chosen ones who were to be saved by a single, specific god. And this single, specific god, has pretty much run the show ever since.
Again, let us note that the rites mark the abolition of all norms and violently illustrate an overturning of values and a reversion of all forms to indeterminate unity. The very locus of the orgies, the moment when the seed is placed in the ground, demonstrates the necessity of the Grail consciousness in the midst of dissolution of form into orgiastic chaos. We are in the presence of a very ancient idea: a return to primordial unity, the inauguration of the Grail Consciousness in a reality in which limits, contours, distances, no longer hold sway. What is primordial and essential is the idea of regeneration through chaos, repetition of creation: a time loop.
Now, what we need to remember about these postulations is the inherently optimistic character of them; the consciousness of the normality of the cyclical catastrophe, the certainty of its meaning, and, above all, that it is NEVER, EVER final!
Just as three days of darkness preceding the rebirth of the Moon are necessary, so is the death of an individual and the periodic death of humanity necessary. Any material form, by the mere fact of its existence in time, loses vigor and becomes formless if only for an instant. It MUST return to chaos, to orgy, to darkness, to water; it must be reabsorbed into the primordial unity from which it issued to be reborn. The King is dead: long live the King!
Thus it was that, until the appearance of monotheism, a myth was annually enacted that described a condition of life that was accepted as the way things were: Time was cyclical. The world might end, but if it did, it was only because it had "run down" and needed to be "wound up" again. All of the elements of the story of Noah are found in these myths: "As it was in the days of Noah."
In all of these myths there is the idea of the end and the beginning of a Cyclical Temporal Period from a realm where time does not exist. And, coincidental to this idea is that the end of such a period is a time of expulsion of demons, diseases and sins that takes place at the end of the old year so that the New Year can be born free of sin. What is even more interesting is that such rites act out in very precise terms the conditions of "The Days of Noah!"
But something changed all that. Somehow, the perception of the End of the World became a terrible punishment. Somehow, a god entered the world stage who destroyed the peace of Eden, and tempted man to place his trust in him, and him alone. "I am the Lord your God, and I am a jealous God!" And time became linear and with a prophesied end that was going to be final and complete. And woe to those who were not on the side of the "right god" who claimed to be the only one who could offer "salvation."
In the religious myths there are several universal themes, the most prevalent being that of a Golden Age which was destroyed in some terrible way - a deluge, a fall from grace, a punishment. Jessie L. Weston writes in From Ritual to Romance:
When I read Ms. Weston's remark that myths might be the remnants of a vanished civilization, I thought it was an interesting hypothesis, and I began to think about how it might be possible that scientific knowledge might be what is portrayed in these stories, and how such knowledge might be "mythicized" over time if the infrastructure of civilization was destroyed. Naturally, the story "Lord of the Flies" immediately comes to mind as one example, but there are certainly many other situations where this process can be examined. In any event, the more I thought about this, and the more examples I studied, the more I began to think that Ms. Weston was definitely onto something.
The theme of the Quest for the Grail has several variations on a singular idea: that far back in the ancient past, there was knowledge, True Wisdom Technology. Further, there is the idea that this knowledge was widely known and applied in a Golden Age. The Ancient Technology is further thought to have survived, though perhaps broken up and obscured in exoteric "magical doctrines," myths and religious rituals that have long ago lost their meaning even to their high priests. It is also thought that the Ancient Technology has survived in esoteric schools, nurtured in secret, and given out to the world in measured doses from time to time via an elect few who feel sorry for mankind, but we have no firm evidence that this is so either. No matter where one searches, it seems that the pall of monotheistic corruption of belief and thought is dominant over the globe. Even those who admit that the ancient rites and myths might be a remnant of an ancient technology, end up turning it into the most pathetic "magickal" nonsense imaginable. This reaction is intended by the Control System. In the end, psychologically speaking, those who pursue magic and other ritual forms of obtaining control over the forces of life, are only trying to compensate for situations of life that they do not have the strength or wit to change. The practice of magic and ritual is merely self-elevation from an insecure and peripheral life experience to a mythical state of being "chosen" or "special." Magickal practice gives the individual an imaginary superiority. It is a form of self-promotion from real-life smallness to the status of imaginary power.
However, by considering the religious myths and rites to be encoded scientific formulas that we can only now begin to comprehend in the light of present-day scientific knowledge brings a whole different meaning to the study of religious history. The ancient scientific formulas were what was most likely to be preserved by the remnant of a destroyed civilization. They were memorized by the children of the survivors, and in some cases were utilized to a limited extent. But, as time went by, even that limited use was lost and all that was left was the stories. Like some strange cargo cult, the scientific formulas and codes were chanted to invoke the gods of technology. And when nothing happened, it was thought that the god was angry and sacrifice began.
But it seems that this state of ignorance and loss of meaning was planned and deliberate. It laid the groundwork for a new technology; one which eliminated certain principles and necessary understandings resulting in the condition in which the true ancient technology became unachievable. The new technology contained within its very core structure certain ideas that erected a fence around humanity and created a barrier to true progress at multiple levels. And this foundation of our science is Time. Linear time.
When we travel back in time and peer into the darkness of millennia past, we detect that most amazing moment in time wherein there was such an odd occurrence, such a peculiarity in thinking, that it staggers the mind to consider it. This was the introduction of the concept of monotheism and the fact that this singular event was the bedrock from which our modern conceptions of Time arose. What sort of imagination and response to life gave birth to this idea? What is the real picture within the picture here?
So now, let me propose a hypothesis: that religious myths might be the narratives of an ancient technology and knowledge of the cosmos that far surpasses our present day understanding, as well as a warning to us about some perilous state in which we are living, and some future event toward which we are heading.
I would like to suggest that the myths, rituals and ceremonies of the ancient religions are but surviving fragments of this technology from which the true significance has vanished. Further, I would like to suggest that it is in discovering the secrets of this "technology" that mankind has a chance to become free of the Terror of History, to construct an Ark, and survive the coming Deluge.
I am proposing a working hypothesis, a frame into which we will try to fit the many pieces of the puzzle that we find which, heretofore, have made little sense in the linear time structure of monotheism. We don't have to believe any of it, we are just "playing" with it to see if it is possible. So, to define this working hypothesis, let me list my ideas:
Thus it is that we may find that our religious myths and rites are remnants of narratives - a message in a bottle - designed to explain these phenomena, and that the monotheistic versions, declaring a Final End, a Judgment Day of doom and gloom, and the descent of a "New Jerusalem" are merely distortions of the myth designed to establish a Control System on our planet, beneficial to those who seek power and wealth, who are under the control of archetypal forces of another realm of which our own reality is but a shadow or a reflection. And I do not mean, here, to suggest that this realm is "astral" or ephemeral or non-material. I believe that it is an intermediate realm of para-physical, hyper-dimensional beings whose existence and nature has been carefully concealed from us for millennia - for a reason.
Is there a force that creates and maintains the Matrix by transforming ordinary historical events into myth which are then later used as the foundations for religious beliefs? And are these beliefs based, not on any real historical activity of the mythicized individual, but on an archetype that may be saying something very important to us, but which we cannot hear because we are so focused on our belief in the historical reality of the individual in question? Because, in the end, if we are predicating our spiritual beliefs on myths, we may have a serious problem by not investigating and understanding the true meaning of the archetype.
The Cassiopaeans said: Study the legend of Orion for parallels. What does Orion have to do with the End of the World, Noah's Ark and the Grail Quest? A great deal, I think. The similarities between the stories of Orion and Arthur, in essential terms, are many. The theme of a prior "Golden Age" that was lost is also fully represented in the stories of Noah and his Ark. The Arthur of the Grail Quest is not, in a certain sense, a real flesh and blood man, but an archetypal complex of images. Arthur is other and more than the sum of his appearances in literature, and he is present in myths, stories and images that have NO direct mention of him. Arthur is present in the myths of all the sacrificial kings, dying saviors, and heroic slayers of dragons from time immemorial. His story grows with every episode we study, and after a time, we realize that Arthur, himself, is only a clue.
Orion, Arthur, Arca, Arcadia (Ark of God), Ark are all clues to the mythology of Fall and Redemption: The Once and Future King. He is the symbol of the Lost Eden and the New Jerusalem, the antediluvian world and the passage to the post-flood reality. His story has branches that reach out to embrace all the ideas of cyclical changes and power over the environment.
The Myth of the Golden Age: a period when the Pole was "Oriented" differently; when the seasons were different; the year was different; a primordial paradise where time had no meaning. The memory or imagination of a Golden Age seems to be a particularity of the cultures that cover the area from India to Northern Europe. In the Americas, the most fully developed mythologies of history were those of the Mayas and Aztecs, for whom there was no past era unclouded by the threat of cyclical destruction by fire or flood. Nor does the philosophy of Buddhism have any place for nostalgia, although in practice it absorbed the idea of declining ages from its Indian surroundings.
In order to see the relation of Arthur to Noah and the Ark, and their respective quests - to find the Grail-Ark, and to survive a cataclysmic flood - we need to understand at the outset that stories can be translated both linguistically and culturally to provide meaning to their new "owners." There is a story found in the History of Herodotus, which is an exact copy of an original tale of Indian origin except for the fact that in the original, it was an animal fable, and in Herodotus' version, all the characters had become human. In every other detail, the stories are identical. As R. E. Meagher, professor of humanities and translator of Greek classics remarks: "Clearly, if characters change species, they may change their names and practically anything else about themselves."
What is thought to be true is that behind Arthur is a body of tradition, some of it written and some of it oral; transmitted, for the most part, by the Welsh who were descended from the Celtic Britons, the inhabitants at the time of the Roman incursions. The question we would like to ask is: who were these people and where did they come from, bringing this story with them? So far as can be determined, the Arthurian legends, though Christianized, were fundamentally pre-Christian mythology thinly veiled in the personalities of kings and queens, enchanters and fairies. Geoffrey of Monmouth established Arthur as a splendid monarch and conqueror - the Once and Future King - representing the glorious ancestry and prophesied future of the Celtic peoples, reduced to bondage by the Romans and Christianity. Sounds a bit like the expectation of the Messiah in the Hebrew religion, doesn't it?
The Arthurian stories supplied a quasi-historical background which gave strong impetus for the discovery and study of Celtic mythology, and the legends took on their most familiar guise in the romances of the Troubadours of the late 12th and 13th centuries. These medieval romances recognized three main sources: Roman Classicism, French sources/ Frankish matters, and British Arthurian tales. The Arthurian source was so wildly popular that it soon dominated the field and spread throughout the Christian world.
The Arthurian "fad" resulted in the production of literature in the languages and art of the major countries of the Middle Ages due, for the most part, to the Crusades and the mixing and exchanging of ideas and myths that occurred in the contacts between western Europe and the civilized Eastern countries. The question we should like to ask is: how much like the Star Trek fad of today was the Arthurian fad of the Middle Ages? And if there is a comparison to be drawn, where does that leave us in terms of using these stories as clues to our reality? There was most definitely a conflict between the emergence of these stories and Christian theology. You might say that it is similar to the current scientific view of "Star Trek" as pure fantasy. But is it? Were the Grail stories similar "fantasies?" Are the concepts of Star Trek fantasies as many in the scientific community would like us to think?
Nevertheless, it was at the same time of the emergence and popularization of the Grail stories that the energy of the Catholic church became focused on the Holy Land and the possible "recovery" of the Ark of the Covenant from Solomon's temple. Based on what we now know about the Bible, we see that this was very likely a deliberate diversion. Is it similar to the present time when the ideas of Time travel suggested in Star Trek are being diverted by what may be another created diversion: the Philadelphia Experiment?
It seems to me that in both cases, the "Damage Control" machine has gone into overdrive, and all the attention has been diverted to a red herring: The Ark and the Temple of Solomon, and The Philadelphia Experiment. Just as the Christian theologians then did "damage control" and erected a "fence" around what could or could not be accepted, so has mainstream science erected a similar barrier against too many ideas from Star Trek being accepted as truly possible or probable. And for the same reasons that motivated the church: the taboo is to think of Time as cyclical. The focus has shifted from a principle, to a material object.
Knowing what we do about the emerging literature of the Holy Grail, we think that there is more to the legend's enduring fascination than just the fad of the Middle Ages. The story has appeared in different forms and times long before Geoffrey's Historia began the craze. As noted, Arthur represents something else; something other than just a British Dux Bellorum; he represents a long ago Golden Age, a time of social harmony and wise government, a time of ethics and morality, a time of the "Way of Former Kings," a time when there was no Time.
The theme of the "lost Golden Age" is so potent that when Geoffrey made Arthur a sort of Messiah, combining Welsh myth and tradition with genuine history, he touched something so deep in the human psyche that the Medieval Soul took flight in hopes of the restoration of the Kingdom on Earth which could only be restored by the discovery of the Grail; or, in other terms, the "building of the Ark" and the abolishing of Time.
However, within the framework of the three dominant religions of the day: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity - there is the linear concept of a limiting of the cosmos to some specific number of millennia at which point it will all grind to a screeching halt and the saved will go to "Nirvana/Heaven" and the damned will fry eternally. For Christianity, time is real because it has a meaning - the REDEMPTION at the END.
The linear conception of time is intimately connected to the idea of evolution. The events of history are a continuing unfoldment of new and more perfect manifestations of both man, man's works, and thus the spirit of God. Material man and his material civilizations are the ultimate expression of the evolution of God and ethical concepts.
Just as Orion's blindness was healed by looking upon the light of the rising Sun, so it is that the story of finding the Grail or building the Ark is the story of the creative potential of the human race in very real terms - the power to "survive cataclysm and re-create the Golden Age - a pathway to knowledge of an Ancient Secret of Time - a secret that has been hidden from us for ages past.
But all of this was brought to a screeching halt with Newton and his "scientific Biblicalism.".
I don't think that one single person on this planet will disagree that they want a better life for themselves and their children; and most of them will add that they do not presently have the capacity to make it a reality. Except for a very small minority of very sick people, I don't think anybody likes to see misery and suffering, disease and death and despair, in any context. And again we must ask: if these things are so detestable to human beings at large, if so many people are working and thinking and praying to improve the conditions of our world, why isn't it happening?
What is the origin of all the misery and suffering? Does it just happen? Do people and only people cause others to suffer? Is it that God is good, but allows bad things to happen?
"Don't forget the power of prayer," we are told by our religious leaders. The only problem is, prayers do not seem to have improved the world very much on the occasions when it is certain that nearly every human being was praying for a certain outcome.
Jesus said: "ask and ye shall receive." Christians pray about things they wish to see happen or about things they wish to have. If the things they are praying about come about, everyone praises God. If the things do not come about, then "it just isn't God's will." But, with such a handy explanation for either result, it reduces prayer to "six of one, half a dozen of the other." What will be, will be. Why pray? Why not just do your best and hope for a good outcome? And, when you think about this, you realize that you are praying to someone for whom you have to make excuses! "Maybe it wasn't God's will." Or, "We don't have enough faith for God to act." Or "God will act in His own time and not ours." Or "The ways of God are a mystery." Excuses, excuses, excuses!
Jesus promised: "If any two of you shall agree and ask... it shall be done." (Matt 18:19) That's a promise. What do you want or need? Just ask! But it doesn't work and we see it!
Sixty million people died because God didn't do what everybody thought he should do. C.S. Lewis struggled with this issue in the latter part of his life. He saw clearly that, before World WarII, practically every human being on the planet was praying - to Jesus, God the Father, the Virgin Mary, Allah, Buddha and whoever else you can name or mention, so all the bases were covered - that this terrible thing would not happen. The memory of the previous "Great War" was still fresh in the mind of mankind. They remembered the horrible carnage and vowed, never again!
In the end, after the most mighty cry of prayer in human memory, rising from the earth, almost one-third of the world was uninhabitable and sixty million human beings were dead. That was God's answer to prayer.
It is suggested that we cannot "know the mind of God." We are also reminded that that the Jews - the "chosen people" of the Father of Monotheism, now have a country. Yes, that's true. But there is an almost equal population of Palestinians who do not think it was an answer to prayer. Am I a heretic for suggesting such a thing? Should I repent of my unbelief?
Nevertheless, throughout history we find one group praying to their god to protect them from the depredations of another group. The other group is praying just as fervently that their depredations will be successful. When one group succeeds in killing another, is that proof that its god is supreme? What then happens if the members of the successful group are then reincarnated into the group that was defeated? This is not a rhetorical question since a rather influential book was written about the great numbers of Jews who died in the holocaust now being reincarnated as Christians. There has also been some suggestion that many Nazis are now being reincarnated as Jews. What then, does such an idea do to the concept of "my god is the only right one?"
I can assure the reader from my own experience as a hypnotherapist, that every single case I have worked with in terms of "past life therapy," has demonstrated a "string" of lives in such variety of nationality and religious orientation, that it literally makes a joke of anyone stating with absolute certainty, that their beliefs or orientation now, are the only right ones. It is certainly evident that those who declaim against another group most vehemently, will most certainly find themselves a member of that very group in the next "round" of incarnation. And frankly, it doesn't matter if the reader believes this or not; there is sufficient clinical evidence that it is so, that if presented in a court of law as circumstantial evidence, it would be so overwhelming that the judge and the jury would be persuaded of the truth of it even without a "smoking gun."
If you are sitting by the side of the road a short distance from a bend in the road, and a thousand travelers pass by you coming from around the bend, telling you that just beyond the bend there is a bridge over a river, and not a single one of them ever says that there is no bridge or river, then you become convinced that the likelihood of the existence of the bridge and the river is very high.
Such is the state of the evidence presented by those who experience past life therapy. It doesn't matter if they believe in reincarnation or "past lives," when in the state of hypnosis, without exception, and in many cases, without any "leading questions," as might be suggested by critics, the individual will most definitely declare that reincarnation is a fact. Very often, such witnesses, when in the conscious state, will deny the truth of what has issued from their own mouths because it does not fit into their "belief system." And that brings us back again to the factor that, for some reason, we are denied access to our greater self. And thus, people continue to kill one another for the conscious beliefs they hold, never realizing the price they may pay for these actions.
Those who believe in reincarnation suggest to us that the price for killing another human is to be locked into the "karmic wheel." This means the person cannot advance in spiritual development until this karma is known and balanced. This begs the question of why people cannot remember the previous lessons in past lives; why the wisdom of the soul is not available to the person. If humans have souls or spirits, why is the knowledge of past karmic cycles not part of a person's wisdom?
What can answer the question as to why human beings engage in activities that will only trap them here for a myriad of lifetimes? Is this planet nothing more than a huge recycling bin; no-matter what people do, there will always be new and improved ways killing other humans?
Most people will answer that the normal people don't kill one another. But they don't need to. There are places in Spain, Indonesia, Ireland, Afghanistan, Burma, Israel, China, Timor, India and Pakistan, where death is a friend and neighbor.
What would be the payoff for our reality to exist as such a structure that causes the soul to constantly recycle? What would be the reason for such darkness that perpetuates this vast and abyssal ignorance?
In terms of monotheistic religions, we are taught that it's a one-shot program: you are born, you die, you and or your group go up or down. What is the payoff for all this misery and suffering; the tormented souls and the deaths of innocents?
What is this mysterious gap between intent, desire, and physical manifestation? What darkness exists in our subconscious minds that has created a world so hostile and uncaring? What power separates us from knowledge of the true nature of our reality and leaves us exposed to suffering and pain?
No matter how one defines reality - as a self-created manifestation, or as an accomplished fact thrust upon us - the reality of suffering must be seen as a consequence of this separation. And, if the world of matter is created and maintained by us, what brought this blindness into being?
If the world is created by God, is our suffering a consequence of willful disobedience? If so, then man's being is a blight on the cosmos. If that is so, then what shall we do with goodness, nobility and selfless brotherly love and reverent worship? From where has this duality originated?
If we accept that, for whatever reason, some aspect of creation has manifested the limited three dimensions in which our consciousness finds itself, how would we describe this condition and its potential for change? What does it mean that the universe may leave all its options "open" until the very last instant? If that is the case, then what are we doing when we pray for a specific outcome, or when we believe in the End of the World?
The questions about how our beliefs may shape our reality are among the most significant in all of consciousness research. The issue of the electron in the double-slit experiment going through "one hole or the other" while observed, as opposed to it's wave-like behavior when no observation is taking place may be a key to the difference between a monotheistic, linear belief system, and belief in the open nature of the universe and the future.
In the human being, life in the womb is as different from life outside of the womb as life is, perhaps, different from death. Does death mean annihilation? Surely not, since we know that our material world comes into being from that which can be neither seen nor measured. And, if the real "deeper reality" of the world passes into three dimensions as a phase, might we not assume that the cosmos, itself, could do the same? Or that the material cosmos is a womb through which we pass? Perhaps the material world as we perceive it is a gestational state - a preparation for an existence of an entirely different order in quantum terms? Is the current reality a preparation for a fundamental transformation of matter itself? In any event, the idea of the end of the world may be essentially correct from many points of view, but the result is as unknown to us as adult life is to an unborn child.
This leads to another point: as we noted previously, it seems that we must accept the objective fact that attempts to change the world spiritually, or to regulate large scale events, simply does not work. Yes, there does seem to be evidence that individuals or small groups of individuals can make small changes or produce effects with a limited range of influence. But for some reason, the world as it is, seems to be "set." The fundamental nature of the physical world seems to be antithetical to this "spiritualization." While we all might like to think we can transform our world by praying and/or thinking positively, we must remember that there is a great deal of evidence that real transformations of the planet have repeatedly been cataclysmic. A philosophy which ignores this fact is courting disaster.
It may be that the focus upon creating a new world or a "New Age" quite literally contributes energy to the dissolution of the present age in a manner which follows scientific principles. To think that the transition will occur by thought alone ignores certain very important scientific factors. In this work, we are looking to find the threads of identity - the points of agreement in science, philosophy and mysticism - so as to better understand, in practical terms, what may lie in our future.
Matter, as we experience it, seems to be opposed to spirit, - a veil, as it were - otherwise we would easily be able to manifest and ascertain our spiritual natures from our present state of existence. Research shows that this is possible, but only on a very limited level, to very few people who work very hard, and devote their lives to this pursuit (or experience severe trauma, and this presents its own interesting possibilities).
Therefore, in order to manifest the prophesied or projected Cosmic Unity of spirit and matter, as defined by some groups, either the spiritual estate must become grosser and more material or the material estate must become finer and less dense and material. And, in order for either of these events to occur, macrocosmic quantum changes seem to be necessary. The "set point" of the reality has to be changed. But, the understanding of this concept, if it is true, reveals a cataclysmic holocaust so soul-chilling dreadful that the psyche reels in mindless denial. Such a proposal gives birth to visions of primeval destruction beyond the most gripping and searing nightmare. These are concepts which make the obscenity of nuclear war seem like child's play.
But not to those with the "Noe" of the elect.
By studying science, history, prophecy and ancient myth, I have come to the idea that we must look at the concepts of Doomsday - admittedly a violent and horrendous prospect - in an entirely new light.
The end may be indeed The End of the world as we know it. And, I mean that in a very basic sense. More than that, I think that it is not just the end of a civilization, though it will be that, too; not just the beginning of the New Age - it will be that, also - but the end of matter as we presently know it and the quantum alteration of the universe according to observable scientific principles. And it is this which will enable the earth, life and the cosmos to manifest in the manner of the original "creation": restoration of perfection and the Edenic state - the harmony of spirit and matter - the end that is the beginning.
In considering the conditions that are explicated as existing in the days of Noah, we need to look at our own present situation. Most nations are now faced with a future of shortages of virtually all the resources considered necessary for an industrial society to exist. It is said that the vast oil resources of the Middle East will be gone within thirty years at the present rate of use. Copper reserves are now in short supply. The planet is rapidly being deforested. Clean air? Clean water? Food? Such ultimate shortages are already a grim fact of life in most of the world. The situation can only grow worse. There are essentially, no food reserves anywhere in the world. And there is nothing anyone can do about it. There is no, I repeat: no, conceivable technological solution to the problems we face. We will either die from disease, decay or disruption or we will metamorphose. If you believe otherwise, you are living in a fantasy.
All of the ancient myths of cyclical time, contain an element that describes a descent into chaos, an "exhaustion of cosmic resources," and then the archetypal gesture: illud tempus, "from the beginning," a new creation. And these myths describe certain interactions between the "gods" or the planets during these times.
On every inhabited continent, ancient races remembered a "chaos monster" raging in the sky and threatening to destroy the world. Most frequently, this monster is presented as a biologically impossible cosmic serpent or dragon. We note the Egyptian Uraeus serpent, the Babylonian dragon Tiamat, the Greek serpent Typhon, the Norse Midgard serpent, the Feathered serpent, the Long-haired serpent, the Bearded serpent, the Fiery, or fire-breathing serpent, and on and on and on.
We ought to think about these associations carefully. On the one hand, we have the idea that macrocosmic quantum interactions have been mythicized, or transmitted generation by generation until they were transformed into a story about human-type heroes interacting in a terrestrial environment. So, we might suppose that this "dissolution" or such cosmic interactions have occurred a number of times, to a greater or lesser extent, and at each of these points of macrocosmic quantum jumps and reordering of the nature of the material world, one or more of the planets of the solar system played a dominant role in the action taking place in the sky.
But yet another idea presents itself: that these moments of cosmic metamorphosis are also like windows wherein archetypal energies insert themselves into our reality. At the point of cosmic catastrophe, of dissolution, there may be a momentary period, perhaps measured in days in our terms, in which matter is "dissolved," so to say, and only those individuals who have sufficient internal coherence will come out on the other side of this event "intact," though most definitely transformed. And the pattern of this coherence may be the determinant as to how they are transformed."
This is where we meet, face to face, the idea that our beliefs create our reality. Indeed they must, but only in certain terms and by certain rules of the cosmos. And those moments of "creating the reality" in global terms, in cosmic terms, are the instant of the Eternal Return, the archetypal creative gesture. We find here the meaning of the part of the myth that presents the idea that the future is SET for the coming year based on a certain effectiveness of the "planting of the seed" during the chaos of dissolution. The future of humanity is SET for a coming "world age" by virtue of what is believed, en masse, at the moment of the macrocosmic quantum jump - the "Three Days of Darkness" during which the Divine Hierogamy takes place. And it is here that the Grail Consciousness becomes crucial. It is here that we begin to understand the true meaning of faith:
Yet, it was only when Parzival rejected ALL of the above, the advice, the exhortations, when he quit seeking to be a great knight on a sacred quest to save the world, only when he rejected God as the pure and good all-father that... It found him!
What is the Wasteland? That we cannot accept world and all of existence as being perfectly natural and as it should be at every moment.
If only we can act spontaneously, without being programmed into a belief system, a ritual, a conviction that we must assist the "landing" of the New Jerusalem or we are all gonna suffer "Dire Gnosis," we can then ask the real question of ourselves; ask with no preconceived notion of what the answer will be; ask with no anticipation...
Then, miraculously, for one moment the vessel of the Grail is empty... and in the next it is filled with the wonder and glory of ALL AND EVERYTHING!
And the Mystic Female is the Infinite Sea of Potential... it is God in the "Not" aspect that only can BE when expectations, anticipations, assumptions and obsessions are completely left at the door.
And so we see the trap of Monotheism: to stalk and herd us, in one way or another, into holding firmly to a conscious construction that has been presented to us by forces who desire to see that their interests are fulfilled through OUR beliefs. Their plan, for Millennia, has been to convince us in one way or another, whether we are Christian, Jewish, Moslem, New Age Space Brother's representative, or Enochian Magician, that we must assist a certain archetype to come into being.
This idea is so important that it cannot be overstressed, in my opinion. And it is this idea that prompted me to research the belief systems of the world, and to present them in these pages so that the reader may have ample material on which to base their beliefs. Because, if, in fact, such a cosmic Re-Birth is in our immediate future, and the "seed" that is planted in that period determines all that follows, we really, really need to know, to the greatest depth possible, our perspective, our choices, and the hidden reality that may be guiding us to believe things that serve the agenda of those who do NOT have our best interests at heart.
In the end, when we consider what we have discovered about the formation of the Bible, and the idea that it is the result of the Control System utilizing twisted truths to lay a foundation for the gradual imposition of a control system, we now have a clearer understanding of the issue of the "New Jerusalem." Remember what we wrote on the first article of this series? From The Truth About Enochian Magic:
Or gullible enough to think it was "angelic."
And right here we begin to understand the idea of performing rituals to "aid the process" of the descent of the New Jerusalem may be the very agenda of the Monotheistic Control System. We already have an idea that the Old Jerusalem wasn't what it was cracked up to be, so why in the name of God would we want to bring on a "New One?" It seems to be rather evident by now that the control system of Monotheism, the imposition of concepts of linear time, the covering up of the knowledge of cyclic solar system renewal, was hidden for the very purpose of activating a certain response to the prophecies of Revelation.
We have seen how Yahweh/Jehovah operates. And we begin to see the cunning of Revelation. It is a certainty that if the scientific knowledge of eschatological events is hidden, then when they appear in full explication in a book that is part of a particular religious system, that this system will be considered to be the one that is "in the know" and therefore, the one to be followed. The inspiration for the book of Revelation is, indeed, accurate knowledge of events in our future. But we see a certain "line of force" running through the book that gives us pause to consider if we wish to pursue the agenda presented there?
What do the Cassiopaeans tell us this agenda is?
And in Jan's charming terminology, that is exactly what this "New Jerusalem/Cube of Space" is designed to be: a 4th Density STS "Suck Garden."
Using the energy of everyone they can convert to their agenda, which consists of a deeply inculcated belief that will activate at the point in time when the situation gets a little rough here on the planet. Everyone will be certain that the God of Israel must be the RIGHT one, since there is such a clear description of everything that is happening right there in the book of Revelation. And with the first asteroid that sails through our atmosphere, just like a gunshot, everyone will be herded right into the arroyo that has been prepared for the past several millennia.
Doesn't everybody realize that this is why they haven't come out in the open yet? They have been setting this whole thing up for ages, like a row of dominoes.
Everybody on the planet will be praying for that "second coming" whether it is for Jesus or the New Jerusalem/cube of space. And with the free will choice of the majority of people on the planet ASKING for it - (never mind that they are being manipulated to ask - it's not good STS if it isn't manipulation!) - well, what other choice do the Alien Saviors have but to comply?
To be continued...
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