Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Psychedelic Adventures of Uncle Sam

I'm Uncle Sam...








Summertime done... come and gone, my oh my!




Who can stop what must arrive now?
Something new is waiting...
To be born.

- bonus haiku from "Crazy Fingers" by R Hunter & J Garcia


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Network News


In and amidst the chaos of current events, the Tek-Gnostics Network has not been idle. We have been tweaking, updating and fixing broken links on various pages at our main website: Tek-Gnostics dot com. We recently cleaned up and added resources at the Tek portal, as well as the Gnostics portal. We have been adding Video from our YouTube site to relevant pages, such as our Chapel Perilous page.

Of special note are the additions made to our Archaeology page. On it, we added a pertinent passage from Book Two of the Tek-Gnostics Trilogy (more on this in a moment), "Applied Tek-Gnostics - A Field Guide for the Collective Conscious." 

We continue to tinker with our new InstaGram portal... figuring out how best to use this medium...

We made the quarterly update to our Aggregated High Weirdness blog. This site serves to provide the latest installments of our favorite blogs and websites across the syncho-fringe-sphere. This is always a good resource for checking up on what is REALLY going down across Amerika. Stranger & stranger...

This weblog keeps chugging along, rolling with the punches, waiting to be saved by the bell from a brutal round that seemingly never ends.  Such are the times of our Brave Noö World.

The big news around these parts, however... is that the third and final installment of my "Trilogy of the Strange" is finally finished. Titled: "The Tek-Gnostics Codex" ...it closes the circle on the Tek-Gnostics Trilogy series that I began back in 2016. Book three examines an obscure and very mysterious collection of ancient codices, likely surviving from the Neolithic era, perhaps as far back as 12,000 years ago... which I aggregated, translated, modernized, and otherwise defiled... and which will soon be available for your reading pleasure!

The Codex... having passed the editorial scrutiny of our network ally... the Central Scrutinizer himself... Agent 87 ...will be published later this spring. I am very excited about how this final chapter turned out. I think it is simultaneously my most playful and scholarly work to date. Stay tuned for pre-publishing details! That's all for now folks! Keep your lovelight trimmed and burning! We now return you to your regular programming...   - J



Saturday, March 21, 2020

Reset


What a difference a few months can make. Since it's inception in November 2019, the coronavirus has gone from a single identified case to a global pandemic. Per the World Health Organization, Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). As you know, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Likewise, the CDC & WHO believe that the origin of COVID-19 outbreak traveled from animals to humans… their best guess being that it was likely first transmitted through a wildlife market in Wuhan, China.

As with all coronaviruses, the CDC & WHO recommend that the most effective way to protect yourself is to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. This kills viruses that may be on your hands. They also recommend social distancing of at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. These guidelines are wise, practical and remain the best defense against coronaviruses.

As can be expected, many rumors surrounding the pandemic have been circling the globe… infecting people’s consciousness faster than the epidemic itself. Regardless of any veracity, spending time dwelling on whether the COVID 19 was weaponized by the US military, or is being transmitted via 5G, or was brought to earth via a meteorite explosion over northeast China… is a fool’s errand. Such theories are best left in the entertainment category, to be considered in idle hours, or after the crisis has abated.

In terms of idle consideration, our current dystopic, pandemic situation can be viewed as a RESET of cultural norms. This may take the form of a fiscal reset, as the stock market lost one-third of it's value. Whole business sectors close daily. It may take the form of a political reset, as no one knows how existing governments will fare, post-pandemic. It will surely result in a societal reset, as we all reconsider how we interact with one another. 

This reset may move deeply beyond socio-political ramifications, to the higher realms and to the very core of our earthly existence. As we at Tek-Gnostics are quick to consider the High & the Strange, we are quite prepared to entertain the occult, esoteric and psychedelic aspects of a profound, cosmic reset.

Over the years, it has been our function to promote evolutionary thinking on personal autonomy, DYI and individual agency. We have striven to provide tantras and yogas to this effect. We hopefully have approached such, with an attitude of skeptical optimism, humor and heart. So too with this pandemic, we perceive a “dangerous opportunity” for personal growth and a communal greater good.

Given the meteoric rise of crazy, hyper-partisan and highly dystopian pathology, demonstrated by greater proportions of world populations over the last 50 years… a cultural and spiritual reset is now overdue. And as the unfathomable fates would have it, this reset may be accomplished via horrific pandemic. After all, we humans are particularly good at putting off the inevitable… what needs to be done. It often takes a crisis of monumental proportion to get us to change our ways.

So in this time of social distancing and personal sequester, we are at last in position to reset our thinking on how we treat each other and ourselves… of how we view the environment and our interaction with her… of our place on this planet and within Universe. It turns out that sequester is an optimal opportunity for contemplation, meditation and deep self-assessment. 

In a moment of self-promotion, the trilogy of books by Jack Heart, published by Tek-Gnostics Media, deal specifically with the craziness of the last 50 years (Tek-Gnostics Heresies), the practical application of self-autonomy (Applied Tek-Gnostics) and the ancient wisdoms that have informed us (Tek-Gnostics Codex). BTW... book three is now finished and will be published this spring. 

But beyond our specific take on the high strangeness of our current situation, many others within the orbit of synchro-mysticism have put out informative, intuitive and deeply relevant information concerning our cultural reset, underway. The list of luminaries in this blog’s right column, titled “resources from beyond” is a great place to start. Of special note, is a post from our magickal friend, Gordon, over at RuneSoup

His list of remedial actions for these troubled times are highly recommended…

And so, dear readers, in these seeming, dark days… please take care of yourselves and each other. Please follow the sensible precautions of self-care and hygiene. Please take the opportunity to self-assess and adjust, as is deemed beneficial to your personal and planetary evolution. Stay healthy, happy and wise. A positive attitude is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy immune system.

And while yer at it, keep and exercise your sense of humor. And lastly, find a way to embrace the current strangeness. Find benefit and make the most of these strange days, for as we all know…

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro!”


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Gnostic Sophia


Everyone loves Sophia… and why wouldn’t we? She is the Great Mother, the mythic personification of Gaia... at once Mother Earth and Mother Nature. In her role within the Gnostic mythos, Sophia is the feminine personification of wisdom. Sophia represents the great feminine principle, analogous to the human soul, yet also simultaneously… the feminine aspect of that which shall remain un-named (aka: God). The ancient Gnostics held that she was the syzygy (female twin… divine Aeon) of Jesus… and the Holy Ghost of the Trinity. In regard to HER divine partnering with the Christ, the following has been adapted from Wikipedia, and elsewhere…

Depending on which of the various Gnostic mythologies are told… Sophia is portrayed as a “fallen figure,” whose divinity brings about the manifestation of the material world. In the Gnostic text, the: “Pistis Sophia” …the mythic tale is told of how the Christ is sent from the Godhead in order to bring Sophia back into the fullness (Pleroma) of that which remains nameless. Christ enables her to again see the light, bringing her knowledge of the spirit. Christ is then sent to earth in the form of the man Jesus to give humanity the Gnosis needed to rescue themselves from the physical world and return to the spiritual world. 

Within Gnosticism, it is important to remember that the Gospel story of Jesus is itself allegorical: it is the Outer Mystery… used as an introduction to Gnosis, rather than it being literally true in a historical context. For the Gnostics, the drama of the redemption of the Sophia through Christ or the Logos is the central drama of Universe. The divine Sophia resides within all humans as the Divine Spark (Holy Ghost).


Sophia is the giver of wisdom in a myriad of forms, across many cultures. She is the feminine heart and soul of the Earth. She is Shakti in Sanskrit, the powerful Hindu personification of feminine wisdom, and the personal and collective linking soul as atman, realized in the transcendent state of samadhi (Gnosis). She is the compassionate boddhisatva Avalokiteshvara in Buddhism, returning to light the path to nirvana (Gnosis); personified by the deity Guanyin. 

She is both Mother Mary, in her ascendant form, and Mary Magdalene, as the earthly companion of the Christ potential in Christian Gnosticism. In Jungian psychology, she is the unifying power (“individuation”) of both the feminine and masculine archetypes, anima and animus, and of the lower self of the psyche with the higher spiritual self (Gnosis).

The above video is the latest installment at the Tek-Gnostics YouTube Channel. It presents excerpts from the sacred Gnostic Codices of the Nag Hammadi library archives, titled "The Thunder - Perfect Mind." A special shout-out goes to the great Miguel Connor at Aeon Byte Gnostic Wadio for bringing to our attention the audio portion of our production. His website and podcasts are an important resource for those interested in the mysterious workings of Gnosticism.

While you are at it, please visit our other Tek-Gnostics Portals...

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Mount Shasta - the new Roswell


Way back in December of 2012 (12/12/12), we did a post titled: “Triple Twelve - Cloudships over Shasta.” In that post, we reported on all the preparations being made, in and around the northern California town of Mount Shasta City, for the imminent Ascension Activation Event surrounding the Terance Mckenna/José Argüelles/Mayan Factor eschatological happening of 12/21/2012. At the time, this was to be the new-age event to end all new-age events... we mean this quite literally... 

Per the Wikipedia page on the 2012 phenomenon: "Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae were proposed for this date. A New Age interpretation held that the date marked the start of a period during which Earth and its inhabitants would undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation... and that December 21st, 2012 would mark the beginning of a new era. Others suggested that the date marked the end of the world or a similar catastrophe. Scenarios suggested for the end of the world included the arrival of the next solar maximum, an interaction between Earth and the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, or Earth's collision with a mythical planet called Nibiru."


Recently, Mount Shasta... the mountain... is back in the new-age news as the "New Roswell" of UFO activity. In an article by Paul Ratner, the 14,000+ foot stratovolcano in Northern California is reported to be a hot spot for conspiracy theorists. From that article...

Mount Shasta in California has become a nexus of conspiracy theories and unusual events. The latest viral sensation from the area has been a UFO-shaped object that appeared in the skies above the potentially active volcano peak of 14,179 feet on the morning of February 12th, 2020.

Upon closer look, this was (apparently) not an alien spaceship but a beautiful lenticular cloud, the kind that is often shaped like lentils or UFOs, depending on your perspective. It was so convincing, however, that the U.S. Forest Service had to deny its extraterrestrial origins in a statement.

In his article, Ratner goes on to say...

Mount Shasta has also seen other unusual happenings, with a mysterious side hole that appeared over 10 years ago becoming the subject of a documentary. Its sudden emergence connected with local legends about a lost continent of Lemuria supposedly hidden under the mountain. This mythical kingdom would be there along with its capital city Telos.

The first thought of the documentary filmmaker Elijah Sullivan about the giant hole was that it was from people trying to find Lemuria.

"You'll hear a lot of people talking about Lemuria, maybe even asking for directions," he told the news in 2018. "People make pilgrimages here — it's like a New Age mecca."


Having spent a good portion of my life in the shadow of Mount Shasta... I can attest to the mysterious happenings on the mountain. I last summited Mount Shasta on the auspicious date of August 8th, 1988. During that ascent, many synchronistic events took place. However, such tales are better left untold, as the "meaningful coincidence" of synchronicity is likely only interesting to those who experience (their version of) it.

The interested reader will find the entire article at this link. Please enjoy, and "may the forest be with you"



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