Friday, March 27, 2009

Gnostic insights from VALIS

An irruption from the collective unconscious, Jung taught, can wipe out the fragile individual ego. In the depths of the collective the archetypes slumber; if aroused, they can heal or they can destroy. This is the danger of the archetypes; the opposite qualities are not yet separated. Bipolarization into paired opposites does not occur until consciousness occurs.

So, with the gods, life and death – protection and destruction – are one. This secret partnership exists outside of time and space.

“Don’t be afraid” Eric said. “You know how Shiva holds up one hand to show that there is nothing to fear.”
“But there is,” Fat said. “Shiva is the destroyer; his third eye destroys.”
“He is also the restorer,” Linda said.

The period of Shiva the Restorer had begun. The restoration, I thought, of all we have lost.

It is not God or the gods which must prevail; it is wisdom, Holy wisdom. Not Brahma the creator, Vishnu the sustainer and Shiva the destroyer, but what Zoroaster called the Wise Mind.

God can be good and terrible – not in succession – but at the same time. This is why we seek a mediator between us and him; we approach him through the mediating priest and attenuate and enclose him through the sacraments. It is for our own safety; to trap him within confines which render him safe. The gentle sounds of the choir singing “Amen, amen” are not to calm the congregation but to pacify the god.

When you know this you have penetrated to the innermost core of religion. And the worst part is that god can thrust himself outward and into the congregation until he becomes them. You worship a god and then he pays you back by taking you over. This is called “enthousiasmos” in Greek, literally “to be possessed" by the god. Of all the Greek gods the one most likely to do this was the god of intoxication, Dionysus. And, unfortunately, Dionysus was insane.

- excerpts from VALIS by Philip K Dick

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Re: Space Migration or Human Extinction

Yet another TEK-gnostics news flash…

Paul Hughes, of “Future Hi” fame has posted an interesting perspective on the likelihood of space migration as a strategy to address our current global environmental/economic crisis. Follow the link below for his take in the situation…

Paul Hughes

Monday, March 16, 2009

TEK-gnostics News Flash

“Sixth Sense” - neo-cyberpunk device

Pranav Mistry over at MIT Media Lab is developing a wearable device that enables “neuromancer-like”interactions between the real world and the world of data. The device consists of a projector/cell phone interface that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Check out the following clip from TED…

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mithras & Sol Invictus ("the unconquered sun")

In 270 AD, the popularity in the Roman Empire of the Mithraic Mysteries and Mithraism led to Emperor Aurelian's establishment of Sol Invictus ("the unconquered sun") as the Empire's official religion. Mithra, or Mithras, was the Persian sun god, and his worship was very popular throughout the Roman Empire for hundreds of years. In 274 AD, Emperor Aurelian established December 25th, the winter solstice (the shortest solar day of the year under the Julian calendar), as the day the goddess Cybele, the Queen of Heaven, gave birth to the sun, Mithras.

The yearly rebirth of Mithra was viewed as a yearly renewal of the Roman Empire. Mithra, by the way, was born on December 25, of a virgin. His birth was witnessed by shepherds and magicians [magi]. Mithra raised the dead and healed the sick and cast out demons. He returned to heaven at the spring equinox and before doing so had a last supper with his 12 disciples (representing the 12 signs of the zodiac), eating mizd, a piece of bread marked with a cross (an almost universal symbol of the sun). Sound familiar?

Between 320 or 353 C.E., during the reign of Emperor Constantine, the Church decreed that December 25 would become the standard day of observance for the birth of Christ, since this date had long been recognized in antiquity as the return of the sun. Christmas, during the early centuries, was the most variable of the Christian feast days, and was often confused with the Epiphany, and celebrated in the months of April and May. Pope Julius I, in the fourth century commanded a committee of bishops to establish the date of the nativity of Jesus. December 25 (the day of Sol Invictus, the invincible sun) was decided upon. Not coincidentally, that is the day when the "pagan world celebrated the birth of their Sun Gods-Egyptian Osiris, Greek Apollo and Bacchus, Chaldean Adonis, Persian Mithra-when the Zodiacal sign of Virgo (the sun is born of a virgin) rose on the horizon. Thus the ancient festival of the Winter Solstice, the pagan festival of the birth of the Sun, came to be adopted by the Christian Church as the nativity of Jesus, and was called Christmas" (Crosbie). The church found itself:

By the end of the fourth century the whole Christian world was celebrating Christmas on that day, with the exception of the Eastern churches, where it was celebrated on January 6. The choice of December 25 was probably influenced by the fact that on this day the Romans celebrated the Mithraic feast of the Sun-god (natalis solis invicti), and that the Saturnalia also came at this time.

Further, according to Annie Besant:

He is always born at the winter solstice, after the shortest day in the year, at the midnight of the 24th December when the sign Virgo is rising above the horizon; born as this Sign is rising, he is born always of a virgin, and she remains a virgin after she has given birth to her Sun-child as the celestial Virgo remains unchanged and unsullied when the Sun comes forth from her in the Heavens. Weak, feeble as an infant is he, born when the days are shortest and the nights are longest....(qtd. in Bailey)

The connection to the sun as a solar deity, the light and soul of the world, when it is reborn at the winter solstice, became the birthday of Christ, and he is but one manifestation of many ancient archetypal savior deities.

source: Andrew A. Anissi

The Secret Sun: Mithras Rising: Utu and the Cross of Light

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ancient Language of Universal Symbols Discovered

Over the last several years, similar petroglyphs have been identified on as many as five continents. They all date from roughly the same time-period. In the late 20th century, archaeologists discovered a collection of symbols carved in stone as petroglyphs in the Negev desert of Israel that appeared to be writing. Dating of these symbols showed that they were made over an extended period time, beginning around 1700 BC.

This strange collection of symbols was first examined by Dr. James Harris, a petroglyph expert and archaeologist from Brigham Young University. He identified the alphabet as being a proto-Canaanite system, which successfully translated by using old-Hebrew or Thalmudic phonetic sounds.

Earlier, William McGlone, an amateur archaeologist and retired space engineer, discovered the same collection of symbols carved in heavily patinated stones surrounding the Southeast town of La Junta, Colorado. Dating of the patina corresponded to the same era as the writing found in Harkarkom in Israel.
The petroglyphs in Colorado were photographed and posted on the Internet. Within a few years, images of similar petroglyphs were sent to the site where the images were hosted, Viewzone, by archaeologists and historians from many different global locations. This included a huge collection of writing from the Republic of Yemen at the site of the palace of the Queen of Sheba.

Strangely, both the writing in Colorado and Yemen spoke of a similar event, possibly related to the Sun, which was prophesied to change human civilization. Subsequent translations of sites in Oklahoma, Australia and South America have added more details about this future event.

The majority of the petroglyphs have already been verified to be of ancient origin, which makes it quite puzzling to experts. How did they all have the same language and tell the same story on opposite ends of a globe? Perhaps our ancient ancestors traveled more than previously thought possible.

Research is currently being conducted to further validate the authenticity and common features of the writing.

Originally Posted at Daily Galaxy by Rebecca Sato.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Way of Tek-Gnostics: Think for Yourself!

The Tek-Gnostic way arises from the premise that the most effective process for understanding universe and our place in it, is through direct experience. “Tek-Gnosis” can best be described as direct knowledge gained through inspiration or epiphany, as well as through the application of technological artifacts (such as a book, for example). Emphasis is placed upon the illumination of the insight to the individual, as opposed to the dominant paradigm or “accepted belief”of the dominator culture. The rationale for this illustrates the Tek-Gnostic premise that the individual is the interface between humanity and universe. The individual is the “operating system” or perceptive insrument of universe.

This leads to another Tek-Gnostic precept: Experience of universe is particapitory. Life is the participation and cooperation between universe and the individual. “Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world”. A couple of old Tek-Gnostic proverbs that reflect the importance of participatory individuation are…

Question authority, think for yourself!

When thinking is outlawed, only outlaws will think!

It is understood that these axioms have a slightly “libertarian” flavor to them. The pursuit of liberty, like the pursuit of life & happiness, is an inalienable right that is self evident.

The ancient Essene Gnostics taught the importance of the pursuit of direct knowledge by the individual. The following dramatization of a Biblical era encounter between a crowd and the great Tek-Gnostic master, known simply as “Brian”, expresses the essential self evident nature of this concept...

This reenactment was preformed by a troupe of Tek-Gnostic saints who have traveled the world, revealing these sacred teachings, known as Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Information pertaining to these great Tek-Gnostic masters as well as information on the complete documentary can be found here.

This important Tek-Gnostic premise promotes critical thinking, increased intelligence and self sufficiency. It is the first doctrine of the Tek-Gnostic eight-fold path, presented at our Electronic Mystery School, found here. As we proceed upon our wondrous journey toward discovery, we will continue the conversation.


Dedroidify: KYMATICA (Esoteric Agenda sequel)

Dedroidify: KYMATICA (Esoteric Agenda sequel)