The Gnostic Serpent and the Egg

The Gnostic Serpent and the Egg

The ancient symbol of the serpent coiled around an egg was originally attributed to the mythical founder of the Orphic mysteries, Orpheus. It was a religion centered on the teachings of the origins of life, procreation, immortality, mortality, creativity, and wisdom.

It is the emblem of the Logoi, or self-born, the Gnostic Christian who are reborn again into the immortal light of their own Gnosis.

The first emanation from this egg, described in an ancient hymn, was Phanes-Dionysus, the personification of light. In Greek myth, particularly Orphic thought, Phanes is the golden-winged hermaphroditic primordial being who was hatched from the silver shining cosmic Orphic Egg. Called Protogonos (First-Born) and Eros (Love) — being the seed of gods and men — Phanes means manifestor or revealer, and is related to the Greek words “light” and “to shine forth.”

An ancient Orphic hymn addresses the serpent thus: “Ineffable, hidden, brilliant scion, whose motion is whirring, you scattered the dark mist that lay before your eyes and, flapping your wings, you whirled about, and through this world, you brought pure light.”

The Derveni Papyrus refers to Phanes:”Πρωτογόνου βασιλέως αἰδοίου∙ τῶι δ’ ἄρα πάντες ἀθάνατοι προσέφυν μάκαρες θεοὶ ἠδ̣ὲ θέαιναι καὶ ποταμοὶ καὶ κρῆναι ἐπήρατιο ἄλλα τε πάντα , ἅ̣σσα τότ’ ἦγγεγαῶτ ’ , αὐτὸς δ’ ἄρα μοῦνος ἔγεντο.” “Of the First-born king, the reverend one; and upon him all the immortals grew, blessed gods and goddesses and rivers and lovely springs and everything else that had then been born; and he himself became the sole one”.

Dionysus of the Orphic tradition is intimately connected to Protogonos. In the Orphic Hymn 30, he is given a list of epithets that also allude to Protogonos: “πρωτόγονον, διφυῆ, τρίγονον, Βακχεῖον ἄνακτα,ἄγριον, ἄρρητον, κρύφιον, δικέρωτα, δίμορφον” “Primeval, two-natured, thrice-born, Bacchic lord, savage, ineffable, secretive, two-horned, and two-shaped”

Manly P. Hall had said about the serpent and egg, “The ancient symbol of the Orphic Mysteries was the serpent-entwined egg, which signified Cosmos as encircled by the fiery Creative Spirit. The egg also represents the soul of the philosopher; the serpent, the Mysteries. At the time of initiation, the shell is broke and man emerges from the embryonic state of physical existence wherein he had remained through the fetal period of philosophic regeneration.”

In the Ancient Egyptian mysteries, we find the god Ra shown in the Ritual (Book of the Dead, xvii., 50) beaming in his egg (the Sun), and he starts off as soon as the god Shoo (the Solar energy) awakens and gives him the impulse. “He is in the Solar egg, the egg to which is given life among the gods” (Ibid., xlii., 13). The Solar god exclaims: “I am the creative soul of the celestial abyss. None sees my nest, none can break my egg, I am the Lord!” (Ibid., lxxxv.).

Albert Pike had said – “Among the Egyptians, the serpent was a symbol of Divine Wisdom; and, with its tail in its mouth (Ouroboros), of Eternity. In the ritual of Zoroaster, it was a symbol of the Universe.”

We can find the modern meaning of the ancient esoteric symbology of the serpent (worm) to be both the enlightened creator in the form of the sperm (worm) as it enters the women’s Ovula (egg) to create life. Please notice the light surrounding this event. As it is said in the Christian secret Gnostic mysteries of generation and genealogy in the aptly named Genesis 3:13; “And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

Genesis 1:3, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

In China, the ring between two Serpents was the symbol of the world governed by the power and wisdom of the Creator. Hence the Serpent entwined round an [Orphic] Egg referred to the creation of the Universe.”

As I have written before, the mythical Orpheus I have found to be a real Cretan (Phoenician) man named Epimenides Gnosis (Greek: Ἐπιμενίδης) from the City of Knossos (Gnosis) who was considered a Messiah and Christ to both the Athenians and the Cretans.

This is where I believe he developed these serpentine mysteries of the true initiation into the secrets of Gnosis on Mount Ida in the cave of their God Zeus which was located on the ancient Holy island of Crete.

The symbology of the serpent and egg of the Orphic Mysteries was most likely developed first from the Solar Egg of the Egyptians and passed to their Brethren, the Phoenicians (Sea Peoples) of Crete. The symbol would later give rise to other Gnostic Symbols and Gods found all around the globe such as AbraxasYaldabaoth, Ouroborus, Phanes, the Mundane Egg, Brahman Golden Egg, Druid’s Egg, the Midgard Snake of the Nordic Eddas, and in the Christian mysteries, the Easter Egg, to name a few.

The painting by Salvador Dali (1943) below reminds me of the Orphic Egg. It is known as the Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man.

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The Artificial Spirit

The Artificial Spirit

From the The Secret Book of John (Apocryphon of John) – Then I asked him, “Lord, what about the souls who didn’t do these things even though the Spirit of Life’s power descended on them?“

He answered, “If the Spirit descends to people they will be transformed and saved. The power descends on everyone and, without it, no one can even stand up. After they are born, if the Spirit of Life increases in them, power comes to them and their souls are strengthened. Nothing then can leave them astray into wickedness. But if the artificial spirit comes into people, it leads them astray.”

Then I said, “Lord, when souls come out of the flesh where do they go?”

He replied, smiling, “If the soul is strong it has more of power than it has of the artificial spirit and so it flees from wickedness. With the assistance of the Incorruptible One that soul is saved and it attains eternal rest.”

I then asked him, “Lord, what of the souls of the people who do not know whose people they are? Where do they go?”

He responded, “In those people the artificial spirit has grown strong and they have gone astray. Their souls are burdened, drawn to wickedness, and cast into forgetfulness.”

“When they come forth from the body, such a soul is given over to the powers created by the rulers, bound in chains, and cast into prison again. Around and around it goes until it manages to become free from forgetfulness through knowledge. And so, eventually, it becomes perfect and is saved.”

I then asked him, “Lord, what of the souls of the people who do not know whose people they are? Where do they go?”

He responded, “In those people the artificial spirit has grown strong and they have gone astray. Their souls are burdened, drawn to wickedness, and cast into forgetfulness.”

“When they come forth from the body, such a soul is given over to the powers created by the rulers, bound in chains, and cast into prison again. Around and around it goes until it manages to become free from forgetfulness through knowledge. And so, eventually, it becomes perfect and is saved.”

Then I asked, “Lord, how does the soul shrink down so as to be able to enter its mother or a man?

He was happy that I asked this and said, “You are truly blessed because you have understood. The soul should be guided by another within whom is the Spirit of Life. It will be saved by that means and accordingly will not have to enter a body again.

And I said, “Lord, what happens to the souls of people who achieved true knowledge, but who turned away from it?”

He said to me, “Demons of poverty will take them to a place where there is no possibility of repentance. There they will stay until the time when those who blasphemed against the spirit will be tortured and subjected to punishment forever.”

I asked, “Lord, where did the artificial spirit come from?”

And he told me:

Three Plots against Humanity  

The Mother-Father is merciful
A Holy Spirit sympathizing with us.
Through the Epinoia of the Providence of the light
It raises up the children of the perfect race
Raising up their thought, their light eternal.

When the Chief Archon learned that they were elevated above him
And that their mental ability surpassed his
He wanted to put a stop to their thought
But he did not know the extent of their mental superiority
And he could not stop them.

He made a plan with his demons
Who are his powers
Each of them fornicated with Wisdom (Sophia)
And produced fate
The last variety of imprisonment.

Fate changes unpredictably
It is of different sorts just as the demons are of different sorts.
Fate is hard.
Fate is stronger than
The gods, the authorities, the demons, the generations of people
Who are caught up in it.

Out of fate emerged
Sinfulness, violence, blasphemy, forgetfulness, ignorance,
Weighty commandments
Heavy sins
Terrible fear.
In this way all of creation became blind,
Ignorant of God above everything.

Because of imprisonment in forgetfulness
They are unaware of their sins,
They are bound into periods of time and seasons
By fate who is lord of it all.

Yaldabaoth eventually came to regret everything he had created.
He decided to bring a great flood
Upon creation, upon mankind.

But the great light of Providence warned Noah.
He preached to all of the children,
The sons of men,
But if they were strangers to him they didn’t listen.

            [It was not the way Moses said: “they hid in an ark.”
Rather, they hid in a special place,
Not just Noah
but also many other people from the immovable race.
They went into hiding within a cloud of light.]

Noah knew his own authority
And that of the light Being who illuminated them
Although the Chief Ruler poured darkness over all the world.

The Chief Ruler and his powers plotted a strategy,
To send his demons to human daughters
And make themselves children by them to enjoy.
But they failed.

After their failure they made another plan.
They created an artificial spirit
Modeled on the Spirit who descended
So, to impregnate souls by means of this spirit,
The demons changed appearance
to look like the women’s husbands
They filled the women with that spirit of darkness and wickedness.

They brought into being
Gold and silver,
Money and coins,
Iron and other metals and all things of this sort.

And the people who were attracted were led astray into troubles
And were greatly misled.
And grew old
Experiencing no pleasure,
And died
Finding no truth,
Never knowing the true God.

This is the way that they enslaved all of creation
From the foundation of the world until now.

[They took some women and produced children out of darkness
And they closed their hearts
And they hardened themselves
in the hardness of their artificial spirit
Until the present day.]

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Gnosis: The mystery which hath been hidden away from the ages and from the generations

Gnosis: The mystery which hath been hidden away from the ages and from the generations

In the New Testament which was originally written in Greek, we find the Greek words gnôsis (knowledge) and sophia (wisdom) often written together and reoccurring many times in association with the words “treasure (Greek: thēsaurízō) and secret mysteries.”

St. Paul, who was then writing to the Greeks or Hellenistic Jews ie: Gnostics at the time would use phraseology that was familiar to the initiated such as when he calls the gospel “a mystery,” which is “hidden from the natural understanding and from the previous searchings of men” (1 Corinthians 2:6-16). He emphasizes the notion of secrecy in its proclamation (comp. 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:6); and “mystery is the correlate of revelation.”

Some of the early Christian Fathers who were collectively known as The Ante-Nicene Fathers had said that when Paul speaks of “treasures”, he is talking about knowledge (gnosis) and of hidden wisdom. In Volume 9, they proclaim;

“Apostles would have said this, too, as well as Paul. As for the text, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us,” we interpret it in this way.

By “treasures” we understand here, as in other passages, the treasure of knowledge (gnosis) and of hidden wisdom.”

The Ancient Gnostic mysteries were what can be called the Greek Athenian and Hellenistic Jewish mysteries that were secret religious doctrines and rites made known only to initiated persons, who formed various associations and schools. Some of the most sacred were the Gnostic mysteries near the city of Knossos on Crete and what is known as the Eleusis mysteries near Athens in Greece.

It was said that the mystical doctrines ascribed to Pythagoras were propagated by various secret societies, which were readily adopted by the Church of Alexandria whose goal was to expand Judaism using a secret symbolical and allegorizing method into a one world universal religious system.

The inner Gnostic mysteries would be veiled from the unenlightened (or uninitiated) fellow believers.

The English word mystery is derived from the Greek word μυστήριον, which means a “secret”, or knowledge (gnosis) kept hidden or covered ie: the unrevealed. Paul would have used the term to describe the secret doctrines of Gnosis that were to remain hidden until the apocalypse in order to uncover them.

In Colossians 1:26, Paul had said, “the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people.” In his Epistles, he uses the term “mystery” 21 times such as “The mystery which hath been hidden away from the ages and from the generations (Ephesians 2:2, 3; Ephesians 3:5, 9; Romans 16:25, 26; Romans 11:25, 26, 33).

The word “mystery” plays a large part in Colossians and Ephesians and it occurs in 1 Corinthians, and twice in the Roman Epistle, written from Corinth. Its use in Romans 16:25 is identical with that of the passage before us. ”

“In whom (not as Alford, ‘in which’) mystery; Christ is Himself the ‘mystery’ (Col 2:2; 1Ti 3:16), and to Christ the relative refers) are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Gnosis) hidden.

This is the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is hidden.

This wisdom refers to how man’s redemption is truly accomplished which is through the secret doctrine of Gnosis.

In his Epistles to the Corinthians, Paul calls himself an idiot — a person unskilful in the Word, but not in the gnosis. Paul says, “We speak wisdom among the perfect or initiated. Not the wisdom of this world, nor of the archons of this world, but divine wisdom in a mystery, secret—which none of the Archons of this world knew.”

By revelation, Paul received the secret (μυστήριον) Gnosis.

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How Colin Wilson’s ‘The Robot’ explains the nature of Gnostic duality

How Colin Wilson’s ‘The Robot’ explains the nature of Gnostic duality

“The person you call ‘you’ lives in the left side of your brain.” – Colin Wilson

My research into the Gnostic and Christian Science of Human Duality has led me to some very interesting people. One such person that I would like to introduce to you in case you have never come across his Great Work is the late British Philosopher and author, Colin Wilson.

Wilson was an English writer, philosopher, and novelist had written well over 150 books in his long career. Books that have impacted millions of people around the world like “The Outsider, Mind Parasites and the Occult.”

Over the past several months I have been studying Wilson’s body of work and I have watched many interviews with the author. What I have found is an interesting correlation with my own research on Duality and Wilson’s main underlying theme in his books which deals with a human psychic condition that he likes to call “the Robot.”

He had even said in several interviews that all his books were based on this single premise.

Wilson had written in The Other Side; “AS I APPROACH the age of fifty — just twice the age at which my first book, The Outsider, appeared — I realise more clearly than ever that my life has been dominated by a single obsession: a search for what I call ‘the other mode of consciousness’.”

Author, Gary Lachman who was a friend of Wilson and author of his autobiography, In Beyond the Robot said that it’s “the central human problem.”

In Wilson’s mind, “the Robot” was how our consciousness operates on ‘auto-pilot’, narrowing our perception so as to enable us to handle everyday life – and the need to get beyond it in order to evolve. He believed “the Robot” controlled the part of our brains that in our modern culture has become over-used and over-developed.

Wilson’s theory was originally based on the facts that ‘psychologically,’ we consist of three major components: the left- brain, the right-brain, and the “robot” which he first believed to be located in the small posterior section of the brain known as the pre-frontal cortex. But he said that after ten years of research he later came upon a crucial 1960’s study that threw a new light on his work which resulted in what he called ‘revelatory.’

In Chapter Two of Frankenstein’s Castle, The Riddle of the ‘Two Selves,’ Wilson explains how the research in 1960’s by  Michael Gazzaniga and Nobel Prize-winning research of  Roger Wolcott Sperry on split-brain patients changed his mind. It was after thoroughly studying this research he had come to the conclusion that the seat of our conscious ‘ego’ is the left side of the brain and the seat of the unconscious is the right.

He writes, “FOR SOME REASON that no physiologist yet understands, human beings have two brains. Or rather, the brain they possess is ‘double’ — almost as if a mirror had been placed down the middle, so that one half reflects the other. We seem to have two hearing centres, two visual centres, two muscle control centres, even two memories.

Why this should be so is baffling — one guess being that one of the brains is a ‘spare’ in case the other gets damaged. What seems even odder is that the left half of the brain controls the right side of the body, and vice versa.”

He goes on to explain the research of Sperry and Gazzaniga who studied a human patient whose brain had been split to prevent epileptic attacks.

Wilson had written about the patient; “He seemed to be perfectly normal, except for one oddity — which they expected anyway. He could read with his right eye, but not with his left. It had been known since the nineteenth century that, in human beings, the two halves of the brain seem to have different functions: ‘right for recognition, left for language’.

People who had damage to the right cerebral hemisphere were unable to recognise simple patterns, or enjoy music, but they could still speak normally,” Wilson said.

He further explained, “People with left-brain damage were able to recognise patterns, but their speech was impaired. Obviously, then, the left deals with language, and you would expect a split-brain patient to be unable to read with his right eye (connected, remember, to the opposite side of the brain).

Sperry’s patient was also unable to write anything meaningful (i.e. complicated) with his left hand. They noticed another oddity. If the patient bumped into something with his left side, he did not notice. And the implications here were very odd indeed.

Not only did the split-brain operation give the patient two separate minds; it also seemed to restrict his identity, or ego, to the left side,” Wilson said.

He further explains how split-brain patients see the world with each side of the brain proving the left hemisphere is an unconscious observer with no verbal abilities and the right hemisphere is the conscious side or the real you (I AM).

Wilson had written; “When they placed an object in his left hand, and asked him what he was holding, he had no idea. Further experiments underlined the point. If a split-brain patient is shown two different symbols — say a circle and a square — with each eye, and is asked to say what he has just seen, he replies ‘A square’.

Asked to draw with his left hand what he has seen, and he draws a circle. Asked what he has just drawn, he replies: ‘A square’. And when one split-brain patient was shown a picture of a nude male with the right-brain, she blushed; asked why she was blushing, she replied truthfully: ‘I don’t know.’

The implications are clearly staggering. The person you call ‘you’ lives in the left side of your brain.

And a few centimetres away there is another person, a completely independent identity. Where language is concerned, this other person is almost an imbecile. In other respects, he is more competent than the inhabitant of the left-brain; for example, he can make a far more accurate perspective drawing of a house. In effect, the left-brain person is a scientist, the right-brain an artist.”

Wilson concluded, “These, then, are the basic facts about the two halves of the brain.”

It was a Eureka moment for Colin Wilson and in my opinion, also for the ancient teachings of Gnosticism.

In my opinion, it was if the old science of Gnostic Duality had been truly validated!

Wilson further said, “The left ego is the master of consciousness; the right is master of the unconscious.

And the relation between the two is not unlike the relation between Laurel and Hardy in the old movies. He said “Ollie is the left-brain, the boss. Stan takes his cues from Ollie. When Ollie is in a good mood, Stan is delighted. When Ollie is depressed, Stan is plunged into the depths of gloom. Stan is inclined to over-react.”

Wilson concluded, “Because it feels lost, bewildered, unsure of itself, the conscious ego”—our left brain—“searches obsessively for meaning.” In the process “it has achieved more in three thousand years of bicameral consciousness than in the previous million years of inner unity.”

Wilson had said that the use of psychedelic drugs can turn off certain chemical messengers which results in a form of ‘primal perception.’ He had written in The Other Side;

“The robot seems to be located in the brain. This is clear from the effects of psychedelic drugs like LSD and mescalin, which apparently achieve their effect by paralyzing certain ‘chemical messengers’ in the brain. The result is certainly a form of ‘primal perception’— as Aldous Huxley noted when he took mescalin; he quoted Blake’s statement: ‘If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.’ So cleansing the ‘doors of perception’ is basically a matter of brain physiology.”

Who is the Robot?

Wilson stated that we each have a “robotic” level of consciousness that helps operate almost as a machine or what we can call a taskmaster. It is that side of our brains that can handle the various things in life that do not take much thought and interaction once you have learned the task. It also works unconsciously to help us to identify and deal with threats in our environment.

In describing his own personal experiences with the Robot, Wilson said in many interviews that he has even caught the Robot making love to his wife. He stated that when he or anyone was in this mode, they go into almost a trance-like robotic state where they do not truly enjoy the experiences of life.

One example Wilson describes of the robotic trance-like state is when people first learn to drive they are conscious of all the nuances of driving such as steering, changing gears and braking but after a certain amount of time, we find ourselves performing these tasks almost effortlessly.

The “Robot has taken over” and the “task is learned.”

Wilson had written; “This robot is a labor-saving device. When an activity has been performed often enough, he takes it over, and what is more, he does it a great deal more efficiently than I could do it consciously…..But, the robot has taken over too many functions.”

He also mentions a man named Julian Jaynes in his book Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals: 100,000 Years of Lost History. He said that Jaynes realized that man is trapped in a grey world created by the left cerebral hemisphere, the ‘scientific’ part of the brain.

In Wilson mind, this is both a good and bad thing.

He said that when we let the Robot take over our lives, the wonder of our amazing world will have little or no meaning to us. We no longer appreciate the beauty in life like a sunset or our children’s first steps. It is as if we were miserable zombies just going about our daily lives doing mundane tasks.

In a fascinating introduction to the left/right brain dichotomy, Wilson explains his theories in the book, Frankenstein’s Castle: The Right Brain: Door to Wisdom (Back cover). He published the book in 1980 after his research into the left and right brain and the recent findings related to lateralization of brain function.

The back cover of Frankenstein’s Castle: The Right Brain: Door to Wisdom reads:

“Man has two brains. This piece of information was probably gleaned when the first Stone Age axe cleaved the first human skull, yet only in the last century has it been confirmed that man also has two minds. In Frankenstein’s Castle Colin Wilson surveys the whole range of current two-brain research and draws some very personal conclusions.

He shows that, by some quirk of evolution, we are trapped in our left-hand brain, in a dark, dingy, limited half of “Frankenstein’s Castle’, while a few centimeters away another ‘me’, older, wiser and far more optimistic, exists independently. But the two brains, the two ‘me’s do have a connection – and a wealth of information, inspiration and happiness is available if we can somehow allow the current to flow between them.

He concludes, “If we can find the key to Frankenstein’s castle, we can claim our rightful inheritance.”

In the book, Wilson emphatically states that the left brain looks ‘inward’, the right ‘outward’.

Wilson discusses the development of the left-brain ego and states that the right-brain as criminal which controls our energy supply. Wilson proposes in the book the question ‘How can we persuade it to give us more?’

He also incorporates his research into occult powers such as clairvoyance, hypnosis, telepathy, dowsing, poltergeists and other ‘supernatural’ phenomenon which are all deemed to be the work of right-brain consciousness. The right brain is also the cause of multiple personalities and paranormal powers.

How do we take our lives back from the Robot?

Wilson says that our Robot experiences life on a daily basis from a “worm’s eye view,” seeing only that which is in front of us. He stated that we can reach peak experiences and live full lives when we consciously step back and look at the big picture from both the worm’s eye view and the bird’s eye view.

In Colin’s mind and his own personal experiences, this worm’s eye view and the bird’s eye view suddenly and spontaneously merge, we can reach these “peak experiences” to then appreciate life in a whole new way. Wilson stated that humans can reach “peak performance” when we learn to use all of our brains by re-engaging the right side of the brain in our daily activities so we can reach a heightened state of consciousness and energy.

A peak experience is a moment accompanied by a euphoric mental state often achieved by self-actualizing individuals. Expressing one’s creativity, quest for spiritual enlightenment, pursuit of knowledge (Gnosis), and the desire to give to and/or positively transform society are examples of self-actualization.

Research shows that when people live lives that are different from their true nature and capabilities, they are less likely to be happy than those whose goals and lives match. For example, someone who has an inherent potential to be a great artist or teacher may never realize his/her talents if their energy is focused on attaining the basic needs of humans.

The concept of peak performance was originally developed by Abraham Maslow in 1964, who describes peak experiences as “rare, exciting, oceanic, deeply moving, exhilarating, elevating experiences that generate an advanced form of perceiving reality, and are even mystic and magical in their effect upon the experimenter.”

There are several unique characteristics of a peak experience, but each element is perceived together in a holistic manner that creates the moment of reaching one’s full potential. Peak experiences can range from simple activities to intense events; however, it is not necessarily about what the activity is, but the ecstatic, blissful feeling that is being experienced during it.(Wikipedia)

Wilson stated that in order to have a truly full and rich life, we must find a way to control this Robot by keeping it on a leash. What Wilson meant by this is that if we become aware of its functions, and understand how it helps us in life, we can not only appreciate the Robot, we can control it and use it to our advantage.

In the book, New Pathways in Psychology, Wilson noted that “it is one of the absurd paradoxes of psychology that it has taken three centuries to reach the conclusion that man actually possesses a mind and a will.” (p.47).

Wilson used a type of imaginative engagement or what we can call a Western Mediation strategy to help bring both hemispheres into sync. One way to reach the peak experience was to do what he called the “pen trick” where you stared at a pen held against a wall until “attention becomes fatigued, at which point a final burst of concentration will give access to the peak experience”.

Wilson’s “pen trick” appears to be simply self-taught meditation. 

As many of you know, to meditate, many people will perform a single-pointed concentration in which they focus on one thing or one word or phrase allowing no other thoughts to interrupt your laser focus. Meditation trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness that allows people to control their thoughts and ultimately, themselves. Hence, they are in control of their “own will (the steering wheel for our brains).”

You see, the human will is the key to Wilson’s solution to the problem of the Robot controlling the human psychic condition. He said we must be conscious of how we are living and if we are acting in a robotic way, we must take back the steering wheel to our brains from the Robot.

Once we are aware of our own Robot or what the Gnostics would call Duality, we can then become aware of who we are and how our bodies, brains, and minds operate. We become conscious beings who understand the knowledge of the Truth of who we are and how to have rich and full lives or what can be called “peak experiences.”

This knowledge (Gnosis) can then be used via your true spiritual will. It then becomes a choice and an act of will to take our minds and bodies back from the robot from the steering wheel and put him/her in the passenger seat.

I love this explanation of Colin Wilson’s ideas of human evolution by Geoff Ward from ColinWilsonsWorld.com

Ward explains that Wilson came to understand evolution not as a mechanical process, driven by ‘survival of the fittest’, but with the goal of increased consciousness and enjoying the process while you walk the path. He regarded life as not a dreary existence, but a splendid descent into matter ie: the material realm in order to discover the true spirit of self which gives us all the greatest freedom to live and give purposeful meaning in order to colonize it.

I will conclude with an ominous warning by Hermann Hesse that Wilson included in his book. The message is to Europe about a ‘primeval, occult, Asiatic ideal’ — an ideal he calls ‘Russian man’ that prophetically seems to deal with current events.

In the twentieth century, Hermann Hesse has been one of the few major writers to understand this; in Glimpse into Chaos (1919), he warns Europe against being taken over by a ‘primeval, occult, Asiatic ideal’ — an ideal he calls ‘Russian man’.

Russian man, he says, ‘is not to be adequately described either as a “hysteric” or as a drunkard or
criminal, or as a poet and holy man, but only as the simultaneous combination of all these characteristics’.

What Hesse is describing here is the future revolutionary man whose resides in Golgatha (The Skull) with Christ at the Logos ie: Meaning reason which has always been “The Middle Path.”

The place of our Lords and our own crucifixion.

A Gnostic Warrior whose character is not unlike the ‘revolutionary’ alter-ego of Louis Vive.

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Tony Blair’s Gnostic Gift to David Bowie

Tony Blair’s Gnostic Gift to David Bowie

It was once said that Tony Blair was so obsessed with David Bowie that he delayed a Cabinet meeting to discuss Bowie’s latest album.

Recently, a question has been circulating on the internet, “Was Tony Blair behind David Bowie’s fascination with Gnosticism?”

Apparently, the inquiry is in regards to the time in 1998 when Bowie visited Blair at Chequers. It was reported that Blair gave the star a Gnostic gift – The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels.

Later Bowie listed the book in his top 100 of all time.

In my article, David Bowie’s Gnostic Obsession With the Occult, Nazis, and Cocaine, I detail how Bowie was interested in the occult and Gnosticism. In 1976, he had said, “My overriding interest was Kabbalahah and Crowleyism.”

Bowie said, “That whole dark and rather fearsome never–world of the wrong side of the brain.” … And more recently, in 1995 he stated, ‘I’ve been interested in the Gnostics.’

So, there we have it.

David Bowie’s interest in the occult and Gnosticism had started well before Tony Blair gave him The Gnostic Gospels.

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Satan – The Royal Gnostic Masonic Cherub

Satan – The Royal Gnostic Masonic Cherub

We find in Ezekiel 11:22 that the “King of Tyre” is called a “cherub” and his home is located at the residence of Eden and the Mountian of God for it is said, “the king of Tyre is scornfully compared with one of these, and is assigned a residence in Eden and the mountain of God.”

As I mentioned in my previous article, Satan: Thou art the anointed royal cherub with Gnosis that covereth, Satan was a type of angel called a ‘cherub,” and he became a guardian of the Holy of Holies when he was “anointed as the cherub that covereth.” and a specific reference is made to Satan having been to a place known as the “Holy Mountain of God” and “walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”

We also find that the King of Tyre is associated with Satan as he is described as the cherub in Eden mentioned in Ezekiel 28:13-14.  This king is said by religious scholars to be identified with specifically Ithobaal III (Latin Ithobalus, Hebrew Ethbaal) (reigned 591–573 BCE) who according to the list of kings of Tyre of Josephus was reigning contemporary with Ezekiel at the time of the first fall of Jerusalem.

As I explained before, most Jewish writers and Christian Fathers conceived the cherubim as angels with special knowledge, understanding, and full of wisdom ie: Gnosis. We know that God had appointed them as guardians and protectors (Templars) as representatives of the Divine Wisdom of the Lord in the higher heavens.

If we are to look to the history provided to us on the Kings of Tyre, we will discover that they were instrumental in helping build one of Freemasonry’s most prized symbolic structures – Solomon’s Temple. It is said in Samuel 5:11, “And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house.”

Are Simon (Saint Peter), Satan, the Cherubim, the King of Tyre, Freemasons and the Catholic Church all connected with one another?

It is interesting that we know that Satan was, in fact, a real person and that he is also biblically associated with the order of angels known as the Cherubim and the King of Tyre. Masons are also associated with the Royal Gnostic we know of as Satan ie; Simon Magus (Saint Peter). Even more interesting is that in Ezekiel 28:12-19, the Fall of the King of Tyre who is driven from the Garden of Eden almost perfectly matches the description of the original fall of the First Gnostic, Simon Magus, AKA Satan.

The Fall of this Royal Masonic family can be plainly seen in Genesis iii. 24 by the cherubim placed before the garden of Eden, when Jehovah God “had driven out the man, He made to dwell on the east of Eden the cherubim, and the flame of a sword turning every way, to guard the way of the tree of life ”

It is clear that the “cherubim” signify a special race of beings or royal family/bloodline with “spiritual knowledge and wisdom ie: True Gnosis” in which they are anointed as “royal guards” with flaming swords who were placed before the garden of Eden which could not be approached except by good of love and charity; for this reason they are also said “to guard the way of the tree” which we can freely say today in the Masonic States of America were the “Guardians of Ancient Gnosticism.”

The Masonic Cherubim’s flaming swords “signifies the Word and truth combating against falsity and dispersing it, thus truth protecting” the way of “the tree of life” signifies True Gnosis from the Lord and the heavenly joy therefrom. From this, it is clear that the “two cherubim” represented guards of Mystical Christianity ie: Gnosis was not approached except by good of love and charity OR else!

In my article, King Hiram: The Masonic Chief Architect from Crete, I explain ancient historical and mythical connections with religion and masonry originating on the Holy Island of Crete. A place I have also identified as “Pergamos. Where Satan’s throne is.” – Revelation 2:12

The same island where one of Hiram’s First Masons: The Cunning Daedalus Invented the Masonic Working Tools. 33rd Degree Freemason, Albert Gallatin Mackey had said Daedalus executed the Cretan labyrinth, the reservoir near Megaris in Sicily, the Temple of Apollo at Capua, and the celebrated altar sculptured with lions on the Libyan coast.

Mackay also said he was the inventor of a number of the “Working Tools” used in the various degrees of Masonry such as the compasses and square, the plumb-line and the axe, most of the tools used in carpentry, and of glue and his nephew, Perdix, is the reputed inventor of the third Great Light in Masonry, the Compasses, which are dedicated to the Craft. (page 945)

As I have explained on numerous occasions, the Freemasons are the inheritors of the world’s Gnostic mysteries with their most prized symbols – the letter G signifying Gnosis, the Blazing Star (Pentagram), and Compasses and Square.

It is said in the Scripture of the Great Fall of the Masonic King Hiram of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:12-19;

“Mortal, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord GOD: You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, chrysolite, and moonstone, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald; and worked in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created, they were prepared.

With an anointed cherub as guardian, I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you. In the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God (Holy Mountain), and the guardian cherub (Satan) drove you out from among the stones of fire.

Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you. By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade, you profaned your sanctuaries. So I brought out fire from within you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”

As I said before, Simon Magus, a man we know as the First Gnostic and also Satan was also called the “anointed cherub” and made a guardian of the Holy of Holies. We learn from Saint Irenaeus that Simon’s consort Helen is a converted slave and prostitute from the Phoenician city of Tyre.

Helen was considered the Lost Sheep with no Gnosis of her royal soul, forced to wander through the centuries from vessel to vessel (including that of Helen of Troy), until she ended up at the brothel in Tyre where Simon had discovered her.

The same Holy Island of Crete where Hiram is the Widow’s Son and his Sovereign Masons are world-renown.

Knowing she was the One, he purchased her from her master and she became his Gnostic disciple (student) during his travels and teachings.

it was said that their reunion (Union of Soul/Opposites/Duality Become One) represented the beginning of the redemption of the world, and was the model for the process of salvation ie: Gnosis to Simon’s followers – the True Gnostics being that of the exoteric Catholic Church and esoteric Freemasons.

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Who is Satan?

Who is Satan?

Perhaps no other figure in modern human history has been talked about, attacked, demonized and slandered more than “Satan”.

In the Christian world, Satan has been known by various names such as the adversary, the Liar, the Great Dragon, the Prince of Evil Spirits, and God of this World, to name a few.

What I find fascinating is that when I researched the dark history of the early Catholic Church’s viewpoints about an evil man who they like to call a Liar and deceiver, I discovered that there was actually a real person who they called Satan and they battled as their adversary with words and magic.

In fact, they also called him the first Gnostic.

The same Church who has carried the story of Satan for thousands of years has brought the Accuser to us in the year 2018 by stating that Satan is in fact, a real person.

For example, the Catholic Pope Francis who is the Vicar of Christ to over a billion people says that Satan is, in fact, a real person who is more intelligent than us.  In December 2017,  Francis told a Catholic television channel TV2000, “He is evil, he’s not like fog. He’s not a diffuse thing, he is a person. One must not talk to Satan, if you start talking to Satan you are lost, he is more intelligent than us.”

The Pope said, gesturing with his hands, “He’s more intelligent than us, and he’ll turn you upside down, he’ll make your head spin. “He always pretends to be polite – he does it with priests, with bishops. That’s how he enters your mind. But it ends badly if you don’t realize what is happening in time. (We should tell him) go away!” he said.

So, who is this Satan that Pope Francis talking about?

If we want to find out who the Church gave the label of Satan, all you have to do is research who the Church Fathers had called Satan and who were their main adversaries and accusers at that time.

And who do we find? – THE GNOSTICS!

The same group the Chruch had battled as “their adversaries” in the early years of Catholicism and the same doctrines of Gnosticism of whom our modern Pope Francis has been warning fellow Catholics about.

This all makes perfect sense. After all, the word Satan is derived from the ancient Greek Σατάν (Satán) and the Hebrew שָׂטָן (Sātān) which means “adversary, the accuser, to show enmity to, oppose, plot against,” from root s-t-n “one who opposes, or obstructs.”

The Gnostics were adversarial to the Church and Rome. They would be the men of knowledge who opposed the Church’s teachings and would plot against her aims.

As I mentioned above, no other figure has been talked about, attacked, demonized and slandered more than “Satan” and in the same hellish breath, in the history of the Church, no other person in the world has been demonized and slandered more than Simon Magus (Simon the Sorcerer, or Simon the Magician).

If you look through the history of the Church, there has only been one alleged real person who was called Satan and that person is Simon Magus. Not only was he called the firstborn of Satan but he was also given the most illustrious title of the “First Gnostic.”

What fascinates me about this story now that I’m a grown man who doesn’t scare so easily is that why would a person who is labeled the “First Gnostic” also be considered the Son of Satan?

After all, the word Gnostic is simply from the ancient Greek gnōstikos, from gnōstos which means “known and to know” based on “cognitive or intellectual learning.” In other words, to be a conscious being. A person who we would call today “awake” or “illuminated.”

If we look at the infamous long history of the Church and how it made war on all knowledge it deemed heretical. The burning of millions of books and people for the knowledge they possessed can easily fan the sulfuric flames of hell for eternity.

It is obvious to me that the early Church made a war on what we would simply call today “knowledge” and on the men who knew, AKA the Gnostics with their chief leader, “Simon Magus.”

The Church Fathers had given him the titles of not only the “First Gnostic” but also the devilish title of “Satan” and his followers would also be slandered with names such as the antichrists, demons, and children of the devil.

2nd century Church Father, Church representative Saint Irenaeus went to battle with the heretics in his Five Books Against Heresies, today also known as “On the Detection and Overthrow of the So-Called Gnosis. Irenaeus had helped lead the attack on Gnosticism and attack on the Gnostic God Simon.

From this point forward Simon Magus became an apostate to the Chruch because his teachings of Gnosis (Spiritual Knowledge) were considered heretical to the Church. He would be officially known in Christianity as the “father of all heresies” and a man who would be given the name of “Satan.”

Irenaeus said that Siom was one of the founders of Gnosticism and calls him and his followers, “offshoots of Satan.”  He (B. i. ch. xxiii.) traces the origins of all sorts of heresies to Simon and speaks of him keeping the prostitute Helena. According to  Irenæus, Simon Peter was the vicar of Jesus Christ, and Simon Jupiter (Magus), was the ‘firstborn of Satan’ and ‘the first of all heretics’.

Now, if we look to Simon’s own people, he was known as a God.

Perhaps, this is why the Roman Latins who recently conquered these same said people decided to launch one of the oldest and fiercest propaganda campaigns against Simon and his followers. Something to think about as you read on.

The Greek philosopher-Apologist in the early Christian Church, Saint Justin Martyr, had said Simon was a native of Cæsarea and was known as a God to his people. In his First Apology (XXVI), Martyr stated;

“After the ascension of Christ into heaven, the devils brought forward certain persons, who said that they were gods; and these not only are not persecuted by you but are even held in honor. Simon, a Samaritan from the village of Gitton, who in the days of Claudius Caesar, by the assistance of devils, performed miracles in your royal city of Rome, and was accounted as a god, as a god was honoured with a statue, which was placed in the river Tiber between the two bridges, and had this inscription in Latin;

“Simoni Deo Sancto,” “To Simon the holy God.”

Martyr concluded, “And almost all the Samaritans, and a few even of other nations, worship him, and acknowledge him as the first god.”

In Acts 8:9—10, the Samaritan the Gnostic Magus is given the title “the Great Power of God” (NIV) or “the power of God that is called Great” (NRSV), thus perhaps identifying him as either God himself, a lesser god, or a powerful representative of God.

Early Church theologian, Origen of Alexandria writes, “It escapes the notice of Celsus that the Simonians do not in any way acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, but they call Simon “the Power of God.”

This title of “the Power of God” is very similar to Satan’s title of the “Prince of the Power of the Air.”

Origen writes, “It escapes the notice of Celsus that the Simonians do not in any way acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, but they call Simon the Power of God.” In the time of Origen the followers of Simon had dwindled in number to such a degree that he writes, “I do not think it possible to find that all the followers of Simon in the whole world are more than thirty: and perhaps I have said more than there really are” (Conlr. Cels., i.57, quoted by Alford, Gr NT, Acts 8 9).

It is interesting to note that Simon Magus was once known as a God in Rome because he was later symbolized as the Supreme Leader of the Gnostics and their heresies were said to derive its origin from Simon. For this reason to the Church Fathers, he would officially become known in the Scripture as “Satan.”

This person was a Samaritan by birth, from whence he went to Alexandria to receive his education. What many people do not know is that Simon (Satan) was the favorite disciple (student) of John the Baptist and please keep in mind that John the Baptist was also the teacher of Jesus.

This means that Satan, AKA Simon knew Jesus and vice versa.

It was said that Simons alleged great sin was that he had tried to purchase the gift of the power of working miracles like Philip’s conferring the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. His request refused because of the unworthy motives which had prompted it and he was cursed by Peter.

In the New Testament, Simon, I mean Satan is “the great dragon,” “old serpent,” “devil,” and “Satan who deceives the whole world.” Simon was also known as the “Prince of the Power of the Air, the spirit which worketh in the children of disobedience, and the evil hosts of the heavenly places, the rulers of the darkness of this world.”

To the Church, Simon Magus would be known as the First Gnostic was also Satan. The immortal adversary of the Church of Rome and the accuser of Thy False Brethren who is a power of the left hand of God, and has authority to do harm to those who know not God.

As I mentioned above,  Pope Francis has claimed that Satan is not a metaphor or a nebulous concept but a real person armed with dark powers. The Pope made these remarks during a television interview in December 2017 and has made similar claims all throughout his papacy.

Quite possibly, this is the Apocalypse and the Pope and the Vatican know that Satan is back…

As it is said in 2 Corinthians 11:14 – “If their master himself, who is the “prince of darkness,” the most alien to light, does so, it is less marvelous in the case of them who are his servants.” (Lu 22:54; Eph 6:12″)

The first and last Gnostic. The Alpha and Omega. The rock I will build my Church.

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Pythagoras: ‘The whole air is filled with souls which are called geni or heroes’

It was said Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans had once claimed, “The whole air is full of souls which are called genii or heroes.” They also believed that these souls in the air affected our thoughts, dreams and sent omens of health, sickness and disease.

These ancient teachings were sometimes known as the Doctrine of the Transmigration of Souls or Doctrine of Disembodied Spirits.

To the Pythagoreans, the lower regions of the air would be the earth and the air surrounding it and the higher regions of the air would be the upper world or the heavens extending to the planets. The main goal of the Pythagoreans was the same as it is in Christianity – to get to heaven!

so Pythagoras and his followers devised teachings and a moral code in order to transmigrate their souls to heaven as a purifying process (ie: refrain from sin). The Pythagoreans regarded these doctrines as the central focus of their teachings in which they sought to purify themselves (ie: their souls) through knowledge (Gnosis), and a strict moral code enforced by daily rituals and discipline.

According to one of the greatest philosophers of all time, Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.), they were the first who determined anything in moral philosophy. (Eth. Magn., i. 1) The word philosophy was also said to be first coined by Pythagoras who for doing so is known amongst most philosophers as the “First Philosopher.” To be a philosophy and philosopher are derived from the Greek philo, meaning love and sophia, which means wisdom for a philosopher is a lover of wisdom.

The English word moral is from the Latin mōrālis and Ancient Greek ἠθικός (ēthikós). The Pythagoreans believed that in order to purify oneself and help protect themselves from souls in the air who bring us bad omens, sickness and disease, an initiate must have good morals and ethics.

To live immorally was to be in disharmony with the universe. This caused a person to live in disorder and chaos which the Pythagoreans described as the lower regions or air.  By doing so, a person is subject to the bad, evil and or Demonic disembodied spirits of the lower regions of the air.

Today we see of many of these ancient teachings in the Gnostic religion of Christianity.

In the Christian sense, to live immorally and disharmony meant to live in sin and you were thus subject to Satan and his demons. Today, we can witness this disharmony with the universe in our modern industrial world with hundreds of millions of people whose souls are being abused and are suffering from mental illness and depression (ie: they are subject to the spirits/souls of bad heroes/demons in the lower regions).

We find a later version of Pythagoras’ quote, “the whole air is filled with souls” in the Christian  Scripture when Saint Paul refers to them as wicked spirits of the air in high places in Ephesians 6:11-13;

“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood:” we contend not with men only, “but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

“That is, against wicked spirits, that are in the upper regions above, or in the air, as he plainly expresseth it, ch. ii. 2, ” Wherein, in time past, ye walked, according to the ‘course of this world,’ according to the prince of the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.”

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The Counterfeit Spirit That Enslaves Most All of Humanity

The Counterfeit Spirit That Enslaves Most All of Humanity

Unlike in our modern “Liberal Western World” where it seems upon the superficial surface that almost all of modern humanity ignorantly thinks they have free will to invent a new persona (mask), organization (organ within a nation), and or new type of human being to conceal (cover-up) their “true natures”, the Gnostics simply divided humanity into two distinct and very different camps (ie: temporary accommodations of huts, tents, or other structures, typically used by soldiers, refugees, prisoners, or travelers).

In the ancient religion of the Gnostics, there were only two spirits that were in control of all of humanity. 

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Religion is not belief, it is practical knowledge (Gnosis)

“Religion is not belief, it is practical knowledge (gnosis) the way to regain one’s birthright as a ” Son of God ” ; which knowledge (gnosis) brings with it the power to conquer and command the natural forces of the Universe both visible and invisible, both material and immaterial.” – William Kingsland – The Gnosis: Or Ancient Wisdom in the Christian Scriptures

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