Monday, September 19, 2016

Return of the Archons Pt 2 - Gnostic Archons as Extra-Terrestrial Overlords

“An archon, in the Gnosticism of late antiquity, was any of several servants of the Demiurge… the "creator god" that stood between the human race and a transcendent God that could only be reached through gnosis. In this context they have the role of the angels and demons of the Old Testament. They were thus called from the Greek word ἄρχοντες, "principalities", or "rulers" …by reason that they held the world to have been created and ruled by malevolent Archons. The term was taken from the ancient Greek position of office "archon".

- Wikipedia

In part one of this series, we examined the Archon mythology from a political/historical perspective. We suggested that there are certain similarities between biblical era Archons, ie: bureaucrat or petty ruler… and the intellectual erosion of our contemporary politicians. We then painted a psychedelic picture that overlaid modern politics with the great science fiction author, Philip K Dick’s infamous 2-3-74 incident… accordingly, The Empire Never Ended.

Dick’s dual-reality time-slip of experiencing Biblical era Roman occupation, superimposed over his “present” existence… being in two timelines at once… was the perfect segue into examining the mystical Gnostic interpretation of Archons as minions of the Demiurge. The ancient Gnostic mythology blurs the line between overt, worldly politics and a covert interpretation of spiritual, occult forces, impacting humanity.

Interestingly, within contemporary esoteric investigations into the ancient Gnostic writings that were uncovered near the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945, known as the Nag Hammadi Codices, a strange narrative has emerged, correlating the Gnostic understanding of the Archons with Ancient Astronaut Theory, extra-terrestrial contact and modern ufology. As this site draws inspiration from the ancient Gnostic sensibilities… and as we enjoy contemporary mythologies around such topics… the Archon as ancient alien narrative resonates with our occult interests.

In part two of this series, we will delve deeper into this curious and astonishing tale. Again, the strange narrative that is about to unfold came from a variety of unlikely sources.

One of the earliest and most prolific proponents of the Archon-as-extra-terrestrial theory is the self-educated free-lance author and comparative mythologist, John Lash. Much of his material can be found on his website: metahistory …from that site, we find this introductory statement:

“In the "high strangeness" of the Gnostic materials, the strangest factor of all is certainly the presence of the Archons. Here we confront an enigma of cosmic proportions. Where do we situate these weird entities in the evolutionary plot of the Gaia Mythos? Are they to be regarded as real entities, a species in their own right, albeit a non-terrestrial one? What is their relation to Gaia, the intelligence of the biosphere? And how do the Archons in turn relate to humanity?”

- John Lash

In an article entitled: The Gnostic Theory of Alien Intrusion, Lash continues: 

“Gnosis (“inner knowing”) was a path of experimental mysticism in which the initiates of the Mystery Schools explored the psyche and the cosmos at large. Using psychoactive plants, yoga, and sex magic, these ancient seers experienced altered states and developed siddhis (magical powers that are the products of spiritual advancement through sādhanās such as meditation and yoga), occult skills such as clairaudience and remote viewing. Gnosis was a kind of yogic noetic science melded with parapsychology. In heightened perception, Gnostics developed a vast cosmological vision centered in a female deity, the Divine Sophia. The Gnostic creation myth is unique in that it includes a full-blown explanation of how inorganic alien beings came to be present in our solar system.

The Nag Hammadi material contains reports of visionary experiences of the initiates; including first-hand encounters with inorganic beings called Archons. Gnostic teachings explain that these entities arose in the early stage of formation of the solar system, before the Earth was formed. Archons inhabit the solar system, the extraterrestrial realm as such, but they can intrude on Earth. Interestingly, this Gnostic insight accords closely with the view of Jacques Vallee, who maintains that ET/cyborgs probably belong to the local planetary realm. 

Vallee also proposes that the ET/UFO enigma is a “spiritual control system,” a phenomenon that “behaves like a conditioning process.” (see Vallee’s: Messengers of Deception). This is exactly what Gnostics said about the Archons: they can affect our minds by subliminal conditioning techniques. Their main tactics are mental error (intellectual virus, or false ideology, especially religious doctrines) and simulation. Archons are predatory, unlike a wide range of non-human and other-dimensional beings also know to the Gnostics, beings who are benevolent or neutral toward humanity.”

- John Lash

In his works, Lash interprets portions of the Nag Hammadi Codices, specifically the Secret Book of John, also known as the Apocryphon of John …wherein the apostle describes the Gnostic mythological system, including the nature of the Archons. The codex begins with the following initial description…

“Our contest is not against flesh and blood, rather, the authorities (Archons) of the universe and the spirits of wickedness.” I have sent you this because you inquire about the reality of the authorities. Their chief is blind...”

The Apocryphon goes on to describe the creation of the chief Archon… the Demiurge (aka: Yaldabaoth)…

“She (Sophia) wanted to bring forth something like herself, without the consent of the spirit, and because of the invincible power within her, her thought was not an idle thought. Something came out of her that was imperfect and different in appearance from her and was misshapen. When Sophia saw what her desire had produced, it changed into the figure of a snake with the face of a lion. Its eyes were like flashing bolts of lightning. She surrounded it with a bright cloud and put a throne in the middle of the cloud so that no one would see it except the holy spirit, who is called the mother of the living. She named her offspring Yaldabaoth.”

Within the section of the Apocryphon titled: The Reality of the Rulers also known as The Hypostasis of the Archons, the apostle continues the narrative… 

“A veil exists between the world above and the realms below, and shadow came into being beneath the veil. That shadow became matter, and that shadow was projected apart. And what she (Sophia) had created came to be in matter, like an aborted fetus. It assumed a shape molded out of shadow, and became an arrogant beast resembling a lion. It was androgynous, as I have already said, because it derived from matter. Opening his eyes, he (Yaldabaoth) saw a vast quantity of endless matter, and he turned arrogant, saying, ‘I am god, and there is no one but me.’

Note the Gnostic take on the quote from Exodus 20:3, where Jehovah tells Moses… “thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

It is from these passages that Lamb extrapolated his correlation between the Archons and the modern ufology description of common mythic extra-terrestrial entities. Lamb equates the ‘aborted fetus’ depiction with what ufo pop media calls: The Greys. Lamb correlates the earlier referenced depiction of the ‘snake with the face of a lion’ with what pop media refers to as: The Reptilians. Although Lamb’s interpretation may be considered quite a stretch by many of you, dear discerning readers, this analogy has been embraced by multiple ufology and New Age sites, across the internet. As with this post, most of these sites re-hash Lamb’s material.

Again, from Lamb:

“The Apocryphon of John adds crucial details to the Archon scenario. For one thing, it presents a rare instance where Sophia is actually called the mother of the Archons. It also says of the chief Archon that "he did not obey the place from which he came." This is a telling detail. The fact that the chief Archon moves away from the places where he arose indicates a key concern of Gnostics: the boundary-violating tendencies of the Archons. From the outset they are an invasive species.”

The connotation here suggests an answer to a fundamental quandary of ufology… Why would alleged anciently occurring extra-terrestrials have such interest in humanity and planet Earth? Why would ancient aliens be so preoccupied with a small back-water planet situated on the outskirts of the milky way?  Was/is this intrusion the alien invasion so colorfully depicted in the of myriad Sci-Fi tales? Surely such an invasion wouldn't be launched merely to mine gold, or to copulate with earth women?

Lamb’s interpretation of the ancient Gnostic materials suggests that these extra-terrestrial entities/energies arose by virtue of a cosmic passionate error, perpetrated by the Aeon (emanation) Sophia, wherein the realm of the spiritual, immaterial world transitioned into the physical, material world. Sophia’s passion resulted in the manifestation of the blind, finite creator god… the demiurge and his minions, the Archons. Lamb also seems to correlate Sophia with Gaia… planet earth.

If Sophia is akin to Gaia… Mother Nature or Mother Earth... then the Archons become impetuous, incorrigible and squabbling sibling energies… covetous of their Mother? Rather than an Alien Invasion scenario ala: Independence Day and its sequel: Independence Day: Resurgence… Lamb’s scenario is more of a Divine Invasion. Archonic entities, arising in our solar system, occupy Earthspace out of a jealous impulse to manipulate Earthling humans… Sophia’s new darlings. 

Enter Castaneda

Not to fear dear readers… for this soggy saga gets even stranger. As Lamb unfolds this incredible-yet fascinating mythology, he introduces as collaborative evidence, the works of non other than the granddaddy of armchair shamanism… the one and only Carlos Castaneda. Lamb draws parallels between the ancient Gnostic mythology of the Archons, and specific magical adversaries of Castaneda’s Toltec sorcerers, represented by the enigmatic mentor: Don Juan Matus.

In our next installment of this series, we will examine more closely the relationship between ancient Gnostic Archons, ancient astronauts and Castaneda’s Yaqui way of knowledge… a separate reality indeed. Stay tuned intrepid reader… for these tales of power get even stranger. Until next time… remember that the truth is stranger than fiction!

Note: In researching this series, there appears to be some controversy surrounding Mr. Lamb, his theories and his alleged prejudices. This controversy apparently involves anti-Semitic accusations. As these accusations do not appear to be substantiated, and in fairness to all concerned, we withhold any opinion on this matter, other than posit that any form of ethnic prejudice is unacceptable and morally irrehensible. All peoples of this Earth are sacred. Our sensibilities in such matters align with the great tekgnostic saint  Will Rodgers, when he said…

I never met a man I didn’t like…

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tek-Gnostics at Alien Con 2016!

DATELINE: 10-28-16 Santa Clara, CA
We are excited to announce that the Tek-Gnostics Team will be vending at the inaugural Alien Con 2016, being held in Santa Clara, California on October 28th through the 30th, 2016. The truth IS out there, and you can find it this October at the very first convention devoted to fans of HISTORY’s Ancient Aliens, sci-fi buffs, and pop culture enthusiasts alike! This event is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center… and tickets are going fast! Here is a blurb from the Alien Con Website…

The History channel, A+E Networks, and Cosmic-Con, have partnered to create the ultimate extraterrestrial experience: Alien Con, the world’s first convention devoted to exploring space and the unknown. With the mega-success of Ancient Aliens, currently going into its 11th season, Alien Con has assembled filmmakers, artists, storytellers, celebrities, and ancient aliens experts to explore the outer limits of science and pop culture all under one roof.

Come by our booth! Tek-Gnostics founder, Jack Heart will be on hand, hawking his new book: The Tek-Gnostics Heresies Tales of Wonder from the Collective Conscious. The Heresies chronicles the psychedelic revolution that emerged after WWII, the dark powers that arose to suppress it… and the synchronistic ways and means in which psychedelia will triumph! Also on hand will be the mysterious and enigmatic “Agent 87.” Many of you who surf the sync-o-sphere will recognize 87’s comments from such sites as the Secret Sun... Visup… and many more blogs of synchronistic import.

We are stoked to attend this fan convention, in the spirit of having a great time, seeking adventure and entertainment, networking, merchandising and presenting Jack’s first book in the Tek-Gnostics Trilogy to a broader audience. If you are situated on the West Coast or planning to visit the West Coast this October, grab a ticket and come visit us at Alien Con! Samhain will never be the same!

Alien Con - - Santa Clara, CA USA – Oct 28 thru 30th, 2016

We are gonna party like it’s 1999! …er, 2012! …uh, that is… the beginning of the new paradigm!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Russian Device Monitors Earth’s Noösphere

- Article Source: Core Spirit

Many foreign policy analysts have been scratching their heads over the last few days, after mention of a “mysterious device” turned up in the writings of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new chief of staff, Anton Vaino. BBC reports that Vaino wrote an article four years ago, which disclosed information on a variety of esoteric concepts that, according to some, may help shed light on the reclusive Mr. Vaino’s worldview. More specifically, at one point the article also mentions a very peculiar-sounding device, called a “nooscope”:

The article describes a device called a ‘nooscope’ which, it says, can tap into global consciousness and “detect and register changes in the biosphere and in human activity’.”

The “nooscope” bewildered many in Russia this week. Does the device really exist, they asked. What does it actually do? Is Mr Vaino really serious?

Apparently so. The New Yorker also reported on the strange “device”, which had been described in a 29-page article Vaino wrote back in 2012, titled “The Capitalization of the Future”.

The article also contains a dense description of a device called the Nooscope, which Vayno has apparently patented. The Nooscope, which “consists of a network of space scanners,” scopes out the noosphere. Or, as the article puts it, “The nooscope’s sensor network gives clear readings of co-occurrences in time and space, beginning with latest-generation bank cards and ending with smartdust.”

This alleged “device” has been largely dismissed as being a description of an imaginary, and largely unscientific concept. Nonetheless, those who have speculated that the article gives us a bit of insight into Anton Vaino’s interests may certainly be correct. As The New Yorker article suggests, the Nooscope “scopes out the noosphere”, which refers to a framework for “a stage of evolutionary development dominated by consciousness, the mind, and interpersonal relationships”, as discussed in the writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Chardin was a very forward-thinking French philosopher, especially for his day, in addition to being a Jesuit priest who played a role in the discovery of Peking Man during excavations at Zhoukoudian, Beijing.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

It was his early training as a paleontologist and geologist that also found him somewhat embroiled in the famous Piltdown Man controversy, which was exposed as a hoax (for many years, Chardin was even considered among the possible perpetrators, though his direct involvement now seems less than likely). Chardin also wrote a number of books, including The Future of Man, in which he outlined many broad-reaching esoteric concepts that included our present item of discussion, the “noosphere.” Chardin’s comfort expressing these ideas occasionally put him at odds with the Catholic Church, though many theologians and religious leaders have since embraced, and actively defended his work. One fascinating example is the following passage from the book Spirit of the Liturgy, authored by none other than the resigned pope Benedict XVI, in which he wrote:

Against the background of the modern evolutionary world view, Teilhard de Chardin depicted the cosmos as a process of ascent, a series of unions. From very simple beginnings the path leads to ever greater and more complex unities, in which multiplicity is not abolished but merged into a growing synthesis, leading to the “Noosphere”, in which spirit and its understanding embrace the whole and are blended into a kind of living organism. Invoking the epistles to the Ephesians and Colossians, Teilhard looks on Christ as the energy that strives toward the Noosphere and finally incorporates everything in its “fullness’. From here Teilhard went on to give a new meaning to Christian worship: the transubstantiated Host is the anticipation of the transformation and divinization of matter in the christological “fullness”. In his view, the Eucharist provides the movement of the cosmos with its direction; it anticipates its goal and at the same time urges it on.

This spiritual evolution or “direction” of the cosmic flow, as far as how humanity relates to it all, was further expounded upon by Chardin in his concept of an “Omega Point”, where Chardin envisioned a universe in continual evolution toward a higher state of complexity, both materially, and through the attainment of heightened levels of consciousness.

So in essence, these are some of the concepts that have found their way into Vaino’s writings, at least as recently as 2012. So are his economic visions for Putin’s Russia built upon spiritual concepts, which involve the spiritual evolution of humankind, and the furtherance of unification or “oneness” between people in all parts of the world?

Perhaps so, although this has done little to remove criticisms from others, even among the Russian academic community. Professor Vitaly Kourennoy, a philosophy professor at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, told the BBC that, “If we evaluate this article by its meaning, then without doubt it’s a cause for concern,” further noting that it “represents a utopian idea which has no connection to science. It’s propounding some kind of all-embracing system of government that has to be enforced by top officials.”

Part of the interest in coming to an understanding of Mr. Vaino’s worldview has to do with his apparent shyness from media attention. No existing record of press interviews seem to exist for Vaino, despite his time serving as a diplomat with the Tokyo embassy, the BBC reports. Records do seem to indicate that Vaino holds a master’s degree in economics, in addition to his numerous contributions in scientific articles similar to 2012’s “The Capitalization of the Future”. Where all this goes is anyone’s guess, although perhaps a bit of utopian fusion, inspired by the works of a forward-thinking Jesuit Priest and philosopher, could be beneficial, in terms of Russia’s relationship with the Western World.

- by Micah Hanks