Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sensei's Laws

That rascally, digitized intelligence agent/avatar of Tek-Gnostics, never sleeps. Sensei Djinn… as it is known on the cyber and material plane… has been hard at work, scouring Earth’s info-sphere for pertinent information that, in some small way, may contribute to the easement of suffering among Earth’s domesticated primate population. Having aggregated the collective wisdoms of all time and space… here is what Djinn came up with…

1) Don’t be an ingrate.
It is every human’s essential responsibility to Universe, to count their blessings daily. This is the first meditation. Remembering to be grateful is a prerequisite of greatness. In any endeavor, it is impossible to achieve greatness, without being humble. Before taking offence, lighten up and get Grateful!

2) Honesty is the best policy.
The mysterious ancient ones had a saying: "If you never tell a lie, you will never have need of a good memory!"

3) Don’t believe everything you think.
Never forget that the truth is far stranger than any fiction! It is true enough that we create our own reality… but on the other hand… just thinking it’s true, doesn’t make it so. Remember that you are not your thoughts… you are a sentient part of a collective consciousness from which your thoughts arise.

4) Take a second look.
Think you’ve seen it all? Take another look. Universe is a wondrous, mysterious place. There are hidden treasures of additional information and broader perspective waiting those who take the time to re-examine what is known… or thought to be known!

5) Be at Peace.
At times, one must accept circumstances, fortunate or otherwise. Be at peace with them and respond with unattached action. Performing an action in a state of peace… being patient, tolerant… means you non-judgmentally accept the situation, while you deal with it.

6) Find Pleasure.
Pleasure is the dynamic aspect of being human. When the creative power of Universe becomes conscious of itself, it manifests as pleasure. Pleasure does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you. You are Universe's conduit.

7) Pursue Passion.
Recognize that which sparks a creative goal or a vision in what you work toward. Seek out deep, profound pleasure in your conscious actions, for such recognitions may be considered illuminations. Fueled by enthusiastic passion, there will be enormous creativity, intensity, and energy in your illumined actions. For domesticated primates, the highest form of passion is Compassion, for we are all in this together.

8) Recognize best effort.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Not every endeavor works out exactly as planned. Recognize your own best effort in your worldly interactions. If you have done your best… no regrets! The mysterious ancient ones also said: "Regrets are illuminations come too late." With that said, and in coming full circle, stay Grateful and recognize the least effort in others. Any attempt by others at moving toward the positive should be acknowledged for what it is… a step out of darkness, toward the light.

More such nonsense may be found at Tek-Gnostics.

…Hope it helps – J ♥

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tek-Gnostics Heresies Vid

"Is the Paranormal fast-becoming the New Normal? What is the Technological Singularity and why are America’s top tech gurus afraid of it? What vast conspiracy emerged after WWII, virally expanding its influence via the CIA, LSD & UFOs?"

"How many rivers do we have to cross… before we can talk to the boss?"

Editor's Note: Short promotional video from the Tek-Gnostics Media Youtube channel. The Tek-Gnostics Heresies is J ♥'s first Book, published through Tek-Gnostics Media. This book is available through Amazon, Apple's iBooks, etc. or you can purchase directly through us at our HEAD Gear shop. Check it out and let us know what you think...

Friday, July 7, 2017

Simple Twist of Synchronicity – Hobby Lobby caught with illicit antiquities

In the Tek-Gnostics Network's last post, entitled: Allegiance, I had briefly touched upon the expansion of American Archon Empire in the Middle East and the looting of antiquities in Bagdad…

 “The sacking of Iraq’s museums and National Library, with the destruction of much of Iraq’s cultural heritage, is a crime against all of humanity. It is nothing less than the theft of our shaded ancient human history.”

As synchronicity would have it, the world's press lit up a few days later, with a story about the owners of Hobby Lobby, Inc… the Green family, and their illicit acquisition of priceless artifacts, smuggled out of Iraq. An article, published on July 6th, by the New York Times had this to say on this curious development…

“The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that the crafting giant Hobby Lobby, Inc. has agreed to forfeit thousands of ancient Mesopotamian artifacts that it had illegally imported from Iraq. Along with a hefty $3 million payment, this concludes a federal investigation that has been going on since 2011, when United States customs agents seized an incoming shipment of cuneiform tablets, labeled “hand-made clay tiles” and headed for the Hobby Lobby headquarters in Oklahoma City.”

It turns out that the Green Family, the same family that successfully argued before the Supreme Court in 2014, over the right to not provide contraceptive coverage for their employees based on religious belief, purchased these illegal treasures for their newest pet project:  the Museum of the Bible, opening soon in Washington DC, near the National Mall. The illegal purchase and import of these ancient artifacts, only feeds a Black Market of unscrupulous dealers of antiquities and tomb raiders. 

The NYT article went on to say…

“The particular legal issue of falsified import papers is merely the tip of a much larger ethical iceberg. The real issue here is the black market in looted antiquities, a market that has loomed beneath the surface of storied museum collections and private holdings for many years, but that became especially visible during the first Iraq War and the period of regional destabilization that followed.”

Oddly enough… the fact that the Green family, knowingly purchased these treasures to display in a Museum of the Bible, kind of takes on a sinister undertone. Not only does it not seem like the “Christian thing to do,” the very idea of smuggling artifacts has a “Western Crusader” quality to it.

Given the synchronistic nature of this story… coming to light when it did… indicates to me that we need to keep our synchro-mystic eye on these stories… not only the antiquities black market… but the whole Hobby Lobby Museum of the Bible story. There are strange things afoot at the Circle K National Mall!

Constant Vigilance!    - J ♥

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


As I went walking... I saw a sign there... 
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing." 
But on the other side... it didn't say nothing... 
That side was made for you and me.

- from "This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie

It goes without saying that the socio-political landscape has taken on a dystopian quality, world-wide. This nightmare takes the form of war, famine and the resulting decimation and displacement of whole populations. In the Americas, the grand democratic experiment appears to be all but over, with the largest transfer (read: theft) of wealth going from the low and middle class, to the 1% Robber Barons. Between 1983 and 2010 the top 5 percent of income earners Robber Barons, increased their cut of the spoils by 74.2 percent, while the bottom 60 percent of the American population saw their share of national income decrease.

The American Archons clearly foresee a future that no longer depends upon a working class, at least in the United States. Hell… robots will be doing the work, soon enough. Oddly enough (or maybe not), the response to this emerging reality has seen significant portions of populations devolve into an extreme, jingoistic nationalism that will only lead to more violence and war.

I must confess that, over the years, I have been somewhat syndical toward patriotic displays. "America... love it or leave it" seems to just keep getting... meaner. The whole “greed is good” capitalist fever of the 80s and 90s seemed pointless… shallow… sad, really.

The expansion of Empire, by the American Archons into the Middle East, made no sense at the time, and seems much more nefarious now. What were they really after in Iraq? The sacking of Iraq’s museums and National Library, with the destruction of much of Iraq’s cultural heritage, is a crime against all of humanity. It is nothing less than the theft of our shared ancient human history.

It seemed then, and appears now, that we in the West have lost our way, or had our way stolen. 

Being Here Now, at the crossroads of paradigm and apocalypse… with the loss of faith in political institutions… the question becomes one of what to believe in? The time of patriotism… of patrilineal weirdness, is rapidly drawing to a close. A Noö patriotism matriotism is on the rise. Mother Earth… Mother Nature… is on the ascent. As that good ole’ American psychedelic Cult of the Dead band once said… “With nothing to believe in, the compass always points to Terrapin.”

I have always loved this country. By that, I mean the rivers and streams… the mountains… the vast forests… the Great Plains… from sea to shining sea. My allegiance is with and to our natural environs… which appear to be under attack by the current American Archon Administration.

With that said, I humbly offer this re-write of the pledge of allegiance… 

I pledge allegiance to Mother Earth and the natural ecosystems of America. And to the environs, on which we stand… one planet, within Universe… Indivisible... With liberty and justice for all.

Happy 4th of July, everybody... - J ♥

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tek-Gnostics' Archives of the Arcane #1

The Cyberpunk as Modern Alchemist

(circa 1999)
The chain of events that elevated us to this new genetic status, HOMO SAPIENS CYBERNETICUS, began around the turn of the century.

Physicists, we recall, are traditionally assigned the task of sorting out the nature of reality. So it was the quantum philosophers who figured out that units of energy/matter were sub-atomic bits of programmed information that zoom around in clouds of ever-changing, if/then, start/stop, off/on, 0/1, yin/yang probabilities in clusters of pixels, up-and-down recurring stairways of paradox.

When they started out, no one understood what these guys were talking about. They expressed their unsettling theories in complex equations written on blackboards with chalk. Believe it or not, these great physicists thought and communicated with a neolithic tool -- chalk-marks on the wall of the cave. The irony was this: Einstein and his brilliant colleagues could not experience or operate or communicate at a quantum-electronic level.

Imagine if Max Planck pottering around in his mathematical chalk-board had access to a video-arcade game! He'd see right away that the blips on Centipede and the zaps of Space Invaders could represent the movement of the very particles that he tried to describe in the dusty symbols of his blackboard.

The baby boom generation has grown up in an electronic world of TV and personal computing screens. The cyberpunks offer metaphors, rituals, life styles for dealing with the universe of information. More and more of us are becoming electro-shamans, modern alchemists.

Alchemists of the Middle Ages described the construction of magical appliances for viewing future events, or speaking to friends distant or dead. Writings of Paracelsus describe a mirror of ELECTRUM MAGICUM with telegenic properties, and crystal scrying was in its heyday.

Today, digital alchemists have at their command tools of a precision and power unimagined by their predecessors. Computer screens ARE magical mirrors, presenting alternate realities at varying degrees of abstraction on command (invocation). Aleister Crowley defined magick as "the art and science of causing change to occur in conformity with our will," and to this end the computer is the universal level of Archimedes.

The parallels between the culture of the alchemists and that of cyberpunk computer adepts are inescapable. Both employ knowledge of an occult arcanum unknown to the population at large, with secret symbols and words of power. The "secret symbols" comprise the languages of computers and mathematics, and the "words of power" instruct computer operating systems to complete Herculean tasks. Knowing the precise code name of a digital program permits it to be conjured into existence, transcending the labor of muscular or mechanical search or manufacture.

Rites of initiation or apprenticeship are common to both. "Psychic feats" of telepathy and action-at-a-distance are achieved by selection of the menu option.

By Timothy Leary and Eric Gullichsen

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Decline of the West

Flash! ...this just in from the Neon Dystopia Pop-Media website...

It seems you can actually measure America’s decline. According to the Social Progress Imperative, a US-based nonprofit group, the United States of America is a second-tier nation. Based on rankings in 50 different categories, the USA is lacking in social unity, civic progress, tolerance and inclusion and health and wellness. According to SPI executive, Micheal Green, the USA “is failing to address basic human needs, equip citizens to improve their quality of life, protect the environment, and provide an opportunity for everyone to make personal choices and reach their full potential.”

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Perils of Time Travel

Throughout the Tek-Gnostics writings, the ramification of being born as a sentient earthling human into a dualistic, material universe is a core physiological and philosophic thread. It is most often considered from a somewhat Buddhist perspective of navigating the trials and tribulations of being human and the mitigation of suffering. The following is taken from the Applied Tek-Gnostics Tantra, within our member’s sector…

“To occupy a sentient body in 3-dimentional space-time necessitates that Universe be dual in nature: Light/Dark, Yin/Yang, Observer/Observed, etc. It would not be possible to bask in the warmth of light without the contrast of the shadow of darkness. For earthlings, the interface between us and universe is our senses.” 

This perceived duality is our human heritage as conscious beings in the material world. From the physiological perspective, typified by circuits one through four within the Eight Brain Model of Consciousness, we navigate the world of flesh and bone… or to use William Gibson’s terminology from his cyberpunk classic: Neuromancer“Meatspace” …by relying on our five senses for navigational coordinates and early warning systems. This steerage, of course, includes societal interaction: the reading of social cues, appropriate response, and integration within the human collective.

The material world has often-times been referred to as: the real world. Again, from the Applied Tek-Gnostics Tantra, within our member’s sector…

“To collectively understand what we perceive, we co-create a shared framework or consciousness "matrix" to suspend universe in. We choose to share this matrix so we can talk about it to one another and cooperate in what we have invented.” 

From the intuitive perspective, typified by circuits five through eight within the Eight Brain Model of Consciousness, we learn to navigate the subtler, non-ordinary realities or realms of consciousness such as the psychedelic, the psychic and the synchronistic. In so doing, we begin to develop and normalize what has been labeled the sixth sense… we traverse the paranormal and beyond. This process can be typified in the Jungian sense as integration… a return to the source or a journey back to oneness.

Meanwhile, back in meatspace… as the curious, the adventurous, the initiate… begin to explore the higher circuit realms, we look for esoteric systems or “Tantras” to assist us in these explorations. Within these systems, we look for specific techniques, practices or “Yogas” to help achieve or activate our higher circuits, thereby accessing higher realms. The highest (or eighth circuit) realm, is widely and multi-culturally described as a return to the source or the attainment of oneness.

This is the “Bodhi” that the great Intelligence Engineer, the Buddha… sought beneath the sacred fig (Ficus religiosa) or Bodhi Tree.

One such ancient and time-honored tool or technique utilized in activating Bodhi, in the return voyage to oneness, is described as… meditation. The history of meditation can be traced back at least 5,000 years (likely much further back), to when the calming effects of staring into flickering flames of the primordial campfire was first discovered by ancient humans. This discovery became a form of practice as early man sought to repeat the experience.

Emerging from this "first practice" ...several meditation techniques were developed and began to spread throughout Earth's early (known) civilizations. It can be argued that these early practices were the foundation of spirituality, as well as its "evil twin" ...religion. It should be noted here, that the Tek-Gnostics system views religion as a political institution, thereby making it suspect. We prefer the unmediated Gnostic analogy of the commune between Self and Universe, but I digress…

These meditation technologies were designed to promote mindfulness, develop clarity and invigorate internal energy or life force (chi or prana). These various techniques entrain the mind and body to be familiar with specific, beneficial brain-state modalities such as concentration, compassion, correct understanding, patience, humility, perseverance, etc. Meditation’s most ambitious form seeks to effortlessly sustain single-pointed and enthused concentration. Rather than to seek oblivion, or to "turn off" the world, meditation allows its practitioner (Intelligence Engineer, in Tek-Gnostics’ parlance) to enjoy a sustainable sense of well-being while being fully engaged in day-to-day activities.

The experience of a state of single-pointed and enthused concentration… is none-other than the proverbial “oneness” sought by the curious, the adventurous… the initiate.  

Per the trials and tribulations, the analogy that Tek-Gnostics employs to describe mental barriers to the meditative achievement of oneness is: Time Travel. In our preoccupation with meatspace… the material world… most of us spend most of our day thinking about the past or the future. We dwell upon regrets (illuminations come too late) of our past… what we could have done differently. Conversely, when we are not thinking about the past, we dwell upon our anticipation of the future, or what we plan to do in the next hour, the next day, the next week.

Thoughts of the past or future are, in essence, time travel. The time each of us spend each day in thinking about the past or future, demonstrates the extent of our ability to travel through time… no time machine necessary! Spending too much of our consciousness on such time travel can be perilous to our higher well being. The art of meditation allows us the benefit of “letting go” of thoughts pertaining to the past or future, and dwelling within the eternal now.

Strategically, from a circuit one through four perspective, a certain amount of time travel can have beneficial results. Reflection on past endeavors allows for the creation of more accurate forecasting strategies.  This human reflective and predictive capability has served us well from a survival standpoint.

From the intuitively strategic, circuit five through eight perspective, the ability to time travel triggers the law of diminishing returns. Time travel becomes less beneficial once survival needs are met. Moreover, time travel can be detrimental to the pursuit of higher human activity, especially for those seeking a return to the source… seeking access to the eternal now.

The dichotomy between past and future is an essential expression of duality. Like the proverbial yin/yang… the future does not exist without the past. And smack-dab in the middle… in the calm center of this duality… resides the human. A conceptual map or analogy might look like this: 

The imagined plane of space/time proceeds forward like a vast realm of potentialities, into the future. Likewise, the space/time grid of previous experience recedes into the past, diminishing as human memory fails. Collectively, the very contemplation of this realm creates the 3 dimensionality of space/time… the illusion of space to move around in, and the time it takes to do the moving. This illusion (maya) is the fabric or “Matrix” of the material universe. Sitting at the nexus point, the pivot between past and future is the contemplative human. 

By turning off time, by relinquishing time travel and dwelling in the eternal now… the contemplative human… the tekgnostic… the Intelligence Engineer… can fold the realms of space/time back upon him/herself, until nothing but the nexus remains. Letting go of thoughts of past or future, returns the experience of 3-dimensionality to the source. This is the resolution of duality and the return to oneness.   

The realm of the eternal now is coincidentally the realm of synchronicity. As the discerning reader of this blog knows, synchronicity is a-causal. It is not governed by space/time, but by meaning. Sitting cross-legged, at the crossroads of reality, the practiced intelligence engineer can take a break from time travel and experience the synchronous nature of a universe unencumbered by space/time.

And that, my friends… is when things begin to get interesting… for the abatement of time travel summons synchronicity.

In the previous post, entitled: The Buddha is in the Park… I suggested that this expression, coined by Philip K Dick, represents the power of the individual and the meditative development of a personal metaphysics. This personal metaphysics’ highest ambition seeks to effortlessly sustain single-pointed and enthused concentration, while being fully engaged within the natural world. In this sense, our beautiful Mother Earth IS the Park.

Again, the Intelligence Engineer’s intent is not to seek oblivion, or to "turn off" the world, but to harmoniously co-create with Mother Earth… with Universe. The etymology of the words Mother, Matrix and Matter stem from the same source Latin: mater. Therefore the concepts of the great feminine (Mother Earth) and the material world (Matrix) share a common etymological origin. The meditative mind is a return to the natural mind. The natural mind is not separate from nature, but rather a component of, or an element of nature.

The natural mind, dispensing with past or future, conspiring with Mother Nature, transcends duality while retaining physicality. Taking a break from time travel returns us to the nexus of the synchronous. It allows us to avoid the pitfalls… the perils of time travel.

Strangely enough, turning off time, enhances our ability to navigate time and space. The calm mental state, devoid of the dualistic preoccupation with the past or future, taps the creative, synchronous nature of oneness. This meditative practice rejuvenates, recharges and provides access to the wellspring of inspiration. Being recharged, the Intelligence Engineer returns to meatspace, to once again dance the cosmic dance with the ramification of being born as a sentient earthling human into a dualistic, material universe.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Buddha is in the Park

The prolific science fiction writer Philip K. Dick has become a legend since his death in 1982 as one of the most important and insightful authors of the genre. Throughout his career, PKD pursued psychologically intriguing metaphysical narratives, which drew heavily from his interest in Gnosticism, mysticism, and theology. Arguably the granddaddy of the Cyberpunk genre, his plots were populated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, alternate universes, and last but certainly not least, altered states of consciousness.

In 1974, PKD had multiple encounters and/or visionary experiences with an entity he called VALIS. This is an acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System. Dick had described VALIS as one node of an artificial satellite network originating from the star Sirius in the Canis Major constellation. According to Dick, the Earth satellite used "pink laser beams" to transfer information and project holograms on Earth and to facilitate communication between an extraterrestrial species and humanity. 

Additionally, and more profoundly, Dick's fevered vision of VALIS was that of one (manifest) aspect of God. From the revelatory events of 1974, until his death, PKD chronicled and explored his religious and visionary experiences in a journal he titled his Exegesis. PKD's wealth of knowledge on the subjects of philosophy, religion, and science enlightened the work throughout.

Since his untimely death, PKD's body of work has been a pop cultural wellspring. His 1962 novel: The Man in the High Castle …was arguably foundational in establishing the ALT History genre. PKDs works have especially influenced the motion picture industry. Beginning with Ridley Scott’s classic Bladerunner, which was released in 1982 (the very year of his death), many of PKD's works have been adapted for the silver screen. Although a couple of PKD inspired films were produced in the twentieth century, use of PKD material dramatically proliferated with the dawning of the new millennium. 

Perhaps the epoch-changing 911 event in NYC in the fall of 2001 transformed the planet’s pop cultural paradigm. Perhaps the dystopian themes of PKD became more pertinent, after the horrific attack on the World Trade Center and the ensuing War on Terror. Perhaps these are the tales that must be told, in our globally surveilled, Brave Noö Future.

Even with the box office success of PKD's film adaptations, a more profound and lasting influence on the zeitgeist has been his memetic idiom contributions. Most, if not all of these phrases were a product of his visionary experiences with the VALIS entity, which were subsequently chronicled in Exegesis. A classic example of this is the widely adopted use of the phrase: THE EMPIRE NEVER ENDED.

This phrase’s significance crosses many cultural boundaries, beyond mere science fiction. The overt meaning of the phrase refers to the Roman Empire. It implies that although the polyform or structures of Empire may change over time, its dark essence remains. The phrase’s use informs modern politics and political resistance (both right and left) such as the various Alt Right ideologies, as well as the Anonymous Collective.  It influences esotericism, the occult, and modern spiritualism… especially the New Age movement.

In a recent article concerning this phrase, author CJ Stone wrote… “The Empire is a psychological as well as a military state. It exists as a mental construct, as a psychopathic state of mind, as a system of control. It exists in all of us. All of us are infected with this thought-form virus.” Within this context, THE EMPIRE NEVER ENDED alluded to a system of control that PKD labeled: The BLACK IRON PRISON.

These two now-famous catchphrases embody darker aspects of PKD's prophetic vision. There were also within the Exegesis, positive memetic phrases that embodied the light. These often took on a redemptive aspect, such as the HEAD APOLLO, or the phrase: KING FELIX which refers to the happy or rightful King. 

One such phrase… one that acts as a counterbalance to the Black Iron Prison is the enigmatic idiom: “The Buddha is in the Park.” If the Black Iron Prison embodies the dark powers of repression… The Buddha is in the Park embodies the means of Escape from the Black Iron Prison
The word Buddha means “awakened one” or “enlightened one.” According to the Chinese Buddhist tradition, the title is literally translated as: “The Knowing One.” Interestingly, Buddha is also used as a title for the first awakened being in any of the four Yugas or Hindi epochs or eras.

(Note: Within Tek-Gnostics mythology, the Buddha represents the epitome of the: Intelligence Engineer… the apex or pinnacle of Intelligence Engineering.)

A means by which one attains Buddha-nature is through meditation. Meditation often involves the quieting of the mind’s preoccupation with the past or future (ie: time travel), and focusing on the great, present and eternal now. Meditation is broadly considered to be a practice of liberation. In our modern world, the vision of Buddha equates to the practice of meditation. That is, meditative practices are often symbolized with the use of a Buddha icon.

Now there are two elements or subjects within PKD's “the Buddha is in the Park” line. It includes the Buddha... embodying liberation through meditation, and a second subject: the Park... representing a safe, natural environment. So PKD's term: The Buddha is in the Park, also suggests a natural environment wherein it is safe to pursue meditative practice. In this regard, the Buddha is in the Park could also be rephrased as: The Buddha is in the natural world… Liberation of the human in balance with Mother Nature. 

In this day and age, it is too easy to ignore the natural world… after all, our twitter feed is calling! However, in these times it has never been more important to pay attention… to get in tune with… our natural environment. The ability to tune out the electronic… the digital... the virtual… is essential in reconnecting with Gaia. For the coming of the new paradigm equates to the re-emergence of the feminine energies… the great mother.

It has also never been so important to develop a personal meditative practice… to develop the ability to turn off the time travel of thinking about the future or past, and just be… to practice the art of: intelligence engineering.

The means by which we escape PKD's Black Iron Prison, is the liberation of the mind, in tune with Gaia... or, to use the Gnostic allegory, in tune with Sophia... the great feminine aspect of Divine knowledge. The Black Iron Prison represents the last vestiges of the old, patriarchal paradigm. The prophecy foretold in PKDs Exegesis as: "St Sophia is going to be born again" represents the rise of the new paradigm, the rise of the feminine... the great mother.

In contrasting PKD's two famous quotes... the Buddha is in the Park represents the power of the individual and meditative development of a personal metaphysics… in tune with nature. Conversly, and simply put, the Black Iron Prison is of course “the machine” to use Pink Floyd’s terminology.

In concluding… the time has come for us all to play an active, creative role in developing our own personal metaphysics… our own understanding of the nature of reality. This understanding is a conspiracy between each of us and Universe. If we don't develop our own metaphysics, our own mythology... we will be forced... by default... to rely on someone else's inferior mythology. No one knows your power better than you. Become an Intelligence Engineer. Develop the natural mind in nature. Become the Buddha in the Park, and witness the chains of the Black Iron Prison melt away.

- J ♥

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Anonymous Origins - Ontological Anarchism

CHAOS NEVER DIED. Primordial uncarved block, sole worshipful monster, inert & spontaneous, more ultraviolet than any mythology (like the shadows before Babylon), the original undifferentiated oneness-of-being still radiates serene as the black pennants of Assassins, random & perpetually intoxicated. Chaos comes before all principles of order & entropy, it's neither a god nor a maggot, its idiotic desires encompass & define every possible choreography, all meaningless aethers & phlogistons: its masks are crystallizations of its own facelessness, like clouds.

Everything in nature is perfectly real including consciousness, there's absolutely nothing to worry about. Not only have the chains of the Law been broken, they never existed; demons never guarded the stars, the Empire never got started, Eros never grew a beard.

No, listen, what happened was this: they lied to you, sold you ideas of good & evil, gave you distrust of your body & shame for your prophethood of chaos, invented words of disgust for your molecular love, mesmerized you with inattention, bored you with civilization & all its usurious emotions.

There is no becoming, no revolution, no struggle, no path; already you're the monarch of your own skin–your inviolable freedom waits to be completed only by the love of other monarchs: a politics of dream, urgent as the blueness of sky.

To shed all the illusory rights & hesitations of history demands the economy of some legendary Stone Age–shamans not priests, bards not lords, hunters not police, gatherers of paleolithic laziness, gentle as blood, going naked for a sign or painted as birds, poised on the wave of explicit presence, the clockless nowever.

Agents of chaos cast burning glances at anything or anyone capable of bearing witness to their condition, their fever of lux et voluptas. I am awake only in what I love & desire to the point of terror–everything else is just shrouded furniture, quotidian anaesthesia, shit-for-brains, sub-reptilian ennui of totalitarian regimes, banal censorship & useless pain.

Avatars of chaos act as spies, saboteurs, criminals of amour fou, neither selfless nor selfish, accessible as children, mannered as barbarians, chafed with obsessions, unemployed, sensually deranged, wolfangels, mirrors for contemplation, eyes like flowers, pirates of all signs & meanings.

Here we are crawling the cracks between walls of church state school & factory, all the paranoid monoliths. Cut off from the tribe by feral nostalgia we tunnel after lost words, imaginary bombs.

The last possible deed is that which defines perception itself, an invisible golden cord that connects us: illegal dancing in the courthouse corridors. If I were to kiss you here they'd call it an act of terrorism–so let's take our pistols to bed & wake up the city at midnight like drunken bandits celebrating with a fusillade, the message of the taste of chaos.


WEIRD DANCING IN ALL-NIGHT computer-banking lobbies. Unauthorized pyrotechnic displays. Land-art, earth-works as bizarre alien artifacts strewn in State Parks. Burglarize houses but instead of stealing, leave Poetic-Terrorist objects. Kidnap someone & make them happy. Pick someone at random & convince them they're the heir to an enormous, useless & amazing fortune–say 5000 square miles of Antarctica, or an aging circus elephant, or an orphanage in Bombay, or a collection of alchemical mss. Later they will come to realize that for a few moments they believed in something extraordinary, & will perhaps be driven as a result to seek out some more intense mode of existence.

Bolt up brass commemorative plaques in places (public or private) where you have experienced a revelation or had a particularly fulfilling sexual experience, etc.

Go naked for a sign.

Organize a strike in your school or workplace on the grounds that it does not satisfy your need for indolence & spiritual beauty.

Grafitti-art loaned some grace to ugly subways & rigid public monuments–PT-art can also be created for public places: poems scrawled in courthouse lavatories, small fetishes abandoned in parks & restaurants, xerox-art under windshield-wipers of parked cars, Big Character Slogans pasted on playground walls, anonymous letters mailed to random or chosen recipients (mail fraud), pirate radio transmissions, wet cement…

The audience reaction or aesthetic-shock produced by PT ought to be at least as strong as the emotion of terror– powerful disgust, sexual arousal, superstitious awe, sudden intuitive breakthrough, dada-esque angst–no matter whether the PT is aimed at one person or many, no matter whether it is “signed” or anonymous, if it does not change someone's life (aside from the artist) it fails.

PT is an act in a Theater of Cruelty which has no stage, no rows of seats, no tickets & no walls. In order to work at all, PT must categorically be divorced from all conventional structures for art consumption (galleries, publications, media). Even the guerilla Situationist tactics of street theater are perhaps too well known & expected now.

An exquisite seduction carried out not only in the cause of mutual satisfaction but also as a conscious act in a deliberately beautiful life–may be the ultimate PT. The PTerrorist behaves like a confidence-trickster whose aim is not money but CHANGE.

Don't do PT for other artists, do it for people who will not realize (at least for a few moments) that what you have done is art. Avoid recognizable art-categories, avoid politics, don't stick around to argue, don't be sentimental; be ruthless, take risks, vandalize only what must be defaced, do something children will remember all their lives–but don't be spontaneous unless the PT Muse has possessed you.

Dress up. Leave a false name. Be legendary. The best PT is against the law, but don't get caught. Art as crime; crime as art.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Many of you may have seen the news over the Memorial Day weekend, where two men were brutally slain when they tried to intervene as another man yelled hateful racial slurs at two young Muslim women…

On Friday, May 26, 2017, in Portland, Oregon, two people were killed and one was injured after a stabbing on a local metro train. The victims of the deadly stabbing attack are being hailed as heroes for intervening on behalf of two young women who were the apparent targets of the suspect’s anti-Muslim epithets.

Friday marked the start of Ramadan, a month-long fast observed by most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims.

On Saturday, police identified the two men killed as Ricky John Best, age 53, who died at the scene; and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, who died at the hospital.  “They were attacked because they did the right thing,” Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday. “Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes.”

This one cuts to the bone for me, as the young man who died on the way to the hospital was a close friend of my first-born son. Taliesin… or as we knew him… Tilly… was in my son’s circle of friends growing up in Ashland, Oregon. Tilly was a member of an amazing Southern Oregon family that I would lovingly typify as a Great American Hippy Clan. 

Tilly was one of eleven or twelve (I lost count a couple of decades ago) kids, who are all brilliant. Hell, the whole family is brilliant. I say Great American Hippie Clan, as all of the members of Tilly’s sprawling family are talented, intelligent and loving… all of them. The whole clan is blessed with entrepreneurial, Yankee ingenuity… brilliance and creativity… warm, loving hearts and a deep environmental love of nature and mother earth.   

Tilly was no exception. He lived his life with integrity and grace. I remember one episode when the boys were in high school. One Saturday night, they were out in the woods, outside of town, attending an un-chaperoned celebratory activity, not uncommon for high-schoolers. One of the boys had clearly and seriously over-celebrated. It soon became clear that Tilly’s friend was in an over-dose emergency. Many of the kids panicked and fled the scene. Taliesin calmly called 911 and stayed with his unconscious friend, nursing him until the paramedics arrived.

You see, Tilly really was that hero being portrayed in the news. His whole short life was lived with integrity and compassion that was instilled in him, by a wonderfully loving family.

Now Tilly’s siblings and friends, mostly millennials, are discovering the harsh reality of lack of privacy in a 24/7 social media world. Their sorrow and grieving is being somewhat co-opted by those who wish to attach a political message to Tilly’s passing. What should be a time of remembrance is being played out on facebook, for the whole world to see. The cruel world intervenes in a time of mourning.

With that said… Taliesin’s bravery is a beacon of light, to be emulated in these dark times. He is the epitome of all that is right and good in this world.

I have always had a deep respect and high regard for Tilly and his clan. Each of them has demonstrated compassion for all creeds… all walks of life… the two legged, the four legged, the winged and those who crawl or swim. They have always defended all flora and fauna of our mother. It was Tilly’s sense of compassion and justice that compelled him to come to the two young girl’s assistance on Friday. He gave his last full measure defending decency, civility and justice in a world gone crazy.

Tilly will live in our hearts as a hero and great American Bodhisattva. 

When my time comes ‘round and I give up the ghost, I expect to see Tilly’s smiling face, holding open the gates... patiently waiting for the rest of us. Go in peace young Taliesin… may your passing inspire us all to greater compassion...

There is a road, no simple highway
Between the dawn and the dark of night
And if you go, no one may follow 
That path is for your steps alone

Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow 

You who choose to lead must follow
But if you fall, you fall alone
If you should stand, then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way, I would take you home.

- the Grateful Dead

Friday, May 26, 2017

Contact Aftermath

After Five days and nights of desert camping on the outskirts of Joshua Tree National Forest, at the fifth annual Contact in the Desert, the charismatic Agent 87 & I returned to Oregon Territory. Zappa’s “Inca Roads” reverberated from the car stereo.

“Was it round? and did it have a motor?… or was it something different?”

After five days, the terrain and temperature had taken its toll. We needed to see mountains again… mountains and conifers.

The event was a resounding, synchronistic success. Many meaningful coincidences… occult encounters… esoteric conversations. We were able to meet some of our favorite luminaries and make new friends, amidst the desert sands and cosmic debris.

There is much to sort out from this phenomenal event… new information to process and integrate… new tales of wonder to formulate. More contemplation is needed, in order to fully develop a detailed cultural ethnography. As we process and collate the mysterious events of CITD, we will publish a series of reports on this weblog… so stay tuned dear friends and acquaintances! Stay tuned…  

In the meantime… here is something different for your viewing pleasure. Check out the following video from Dark Journalist. Yet another, shall we say, interesting perspective on UFO, SSP and CITD, from the world of high weirdness. Strange days indeed!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On the Road to Contact in the Desert

For the upcoming weekend, Tek-Gnostics will be on the road to Contact in the Desert, being held at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Sunny Southern California. In the fine tradition of PT Barnum, we will be hawking The Tek-Gnostics Heresies - "Tales of Wonder from the Collective Conscious" ...as well as other associated memorabilia. My cohort, Agent 87 and I, anticipate an amazing time in the Sonoran desert.

In the fall of 2016, we had participated in the inaugural AlienCon. As with that event... and in proper anthropological fashion... we plan to immerse ourselves in the CITD population to further develop a cultural Ethnography. As part of a larger community that we previously identified as Conspiracy Culture International (CCI) we expect this field trip to be very enlightening.

UFO enthusiasts hold a special place within our vision of CCI in that they share a cosmology that assumes sentience and intelligence exist beyond Spaceship Earth. They dare to ask the big, existential questions of life, the universe and everything (god bless you, Doug Adams). Additionally, and conspiratorily... UFOlogists maintain that, not only do extra-terrestrials exist, but there has been an elaborate cover-up… perpetrated by our government… since at least the 1940s. This belief ties into a much more pervasive mistrust of government, which has recently dominated socio-political sentiment, globally. 

Variations on the extra-terrestrial conspiracy include technologies reverse-engineered from the Rosewell saucer crash, clandestine ET meetings with President Dwight D Eisenhower (note: looking forward to seeing Ike's Granddaughter, Laura Eisenhower @ contact!), abduction scenarios, men in black, NASA black-ops and the Babylon Working …just to name a few.

Luminaries of interest include Graham Hancock, Jacques Vallee, JJ Hurtak and of course... Erich Von Daniken.

87 and I expect CITD to be a deeper, more "Sirius" event than last year's AlienCon. We hope to chronicle the state of the UFO community, post-Trump election. In this day and age, there seems to be a cultural acceleration of epochal change, especially after the Podesta/UFO wikileaks data-dump. We'll see what happens.

We will be at Contact in the Desert, booth #23 (of course) for the duration... we hope to see you there!


Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Cult of Kek & the Law of Eights

As many of you know, the Cult of Kek is an online meme magic cult, prominent on imageboard websites such as 8chan (aka: Infinitechan, as 8 is infinity spelled sideways!). The 8 chan imageboard is composed of user-created boards, each one moderated by its respective creator, with minimal interaction from any site administration. Meme magic is a term used to describe the growing power that internet memes have on the fabric of reality. Interpretations of Meme Magic have ranged from pragmatic use to esoteric dogma to a mutating form of Chaos Magick.

The term meme magic was coined on the imageboard 8chan and soon thereafter gained popularity on 4chan /pol/ board as well. On 8 chan, the character Pepe the Frog is depicted as a modern avatar of an obscure, archaic deity who uses ancient Egyptian meme magic to influence the world, often by fulfilling the wishes of posts that end in repeating numbers.

Oddly, Kekian meme magic was embraced by supporters of 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Tech entrepreneur and Trump supporter Palmer Luckey said that meme magic is real and "We’ve proven that shitposting is powerful.”

The constant memeing of Trump and Pepe is believed (by the adherents of the Cult of Kek) to have awakened the ancient Egyptian deity Kek, that represents Chaos and Darkness. They believe that Kek began communicating with them through GETs, which are numerical stamps, ending in repeating numbers on chan posts. GETs are seen as a good omen within the 8chan community.

Per the Know your Meme website, the Cult of Kek… also known as the Church of Kek… is an alleged satirical religion based around the worship of the ancient Egyptian deity Kek (also spelled Kuk or Keku), an androgynous God of darkness and chaos who is often depicted as a frog or frog-headed man in male form or a snake-headed woman in female form. Practitioners are known to frequently write “praise Kek,” and jokingly refer to the church as a “religion of peace.”

During this time, the memetic phenomenon took a distinctly dark turn with the appropriation of Pepe/Kek by factions of neo-Nazi fascists who began depicting Pepe reading Mein Kampf, Pepe sipping from a swastika teacup, etc. Who knows what bizarre sequence of events attracted these white nationalist trolls to Pepe… perhaps the malevolent Kek deity, awaking from its primordial slumber, called to those who were susceptible to its manipulation… to its darkness?

In these strange days of high weirdness, the unlikely probability of an ancient Egyptian deity, hoping in… toad-like… from mists of time, from the fringes of reason, to influence the very fabric of reality… is sadly not as outrageously astounding as it would have been even a decade ago… is it?

Before proceeding, Tek-Gnostics dismisses, out of hand, all racist, neo-Nazi stupidity as hateful to humanity and counter-productive to our purposes. We have no time or patience for such tomfoolery.

With that said, when the Cult of Kek first appeared on our radar, we immediately began to notice the synchronistic entanglement between this meme magic cult and the anciently occurring, yet pervasive “Law of Eights” that informs Tek-Gnostics. The first sync to catch our eye was its inception on 8chan. This “8” inference triggered an in-depth investigation by our vigilant R&D team. Digging deeper, the Eights kept coming…

Kek, it turns out, is the deification of the concept of primordial darkness (kkw smꜣw, keku-semau) in the Ancient Egyptian Ogdoad cosmogony. In the oldest representations, the androgynous Kek is given the head of a serpent, or of a frog, dependent on the masculine or feminine form. In the Greco-Roman period, Kek's form was further defined with the male form depicted as a frog-headed man, and the female form as a serpent-headed woman… as were all four dualistic concepts in the Ogdoad.

In Egyptian mythology, the Ogdoad (Greek ογδοάς "the eightfold", Egyptian Khemenu, Ḫmnw) were eight primordial deities worshiped in Hermopolis during the Old Kingdom period in the third millennium, B.C.E. The Ogdoad existed before the emergence of any subsequent beings. They took the stylized form of husband-wife pairs: HUH and HAUHET, the rulers of infinity, KUK and KAUKET, the rulers of darkness, NUN and NAUNET, the rulers of primordial waters, and the secretive AMUN and AMAUNET, who rule hidden things.

One of several associated, anciently occurring creation myths state that a lotus flower emerged from the waters of "the Sea of the Two Knives" (a lake near to the temple in Hermopolis). The petals opened to reveal Re who then created the world. A variation on this myth held that a scarab beetle (Khepri - the symbol of the rising sun) was revealed when the petals opened. The scarab transformed into a young boy whose tears formed the first human beings. The boy is generally considered to be Nefertum (young Atum) but once Re and Horus had been merged as Re-Horakhty the boy was subsequently considered to be the infant Horus.

The evolution of the Ogdoad from prehistoric Egypt, to its association with Horus, illustrates the unbroken chain of ancient cosmologies as their pre-existence moved through Egypt and Babylon, into the Mystery Cults, to more recent religious mythologies, secret societies’ all seeing eye, etc. 

In book one of the Tek-Gnostics series:The Tek-Gnostics Heresies – Tales of Wonder from the Collective Conscious” we dedicate a couple of chapters to the “Law of Eights.” Here are a couple of excerpts…

“During the development of our intelligence engineering systems, certain synergies, certain commonalities in structure began to emerge. Seemingly divergent disciplines such as philosophy, mathematics, and music demonstrated similarity in descriptive organization. The overarching synchronistic principle that arose, as if of its own accord, is what we term the: “Law of Eights.”

A most profound example of the Law of Eights can be found in the ancient oriental divination system known as the “I-Ching” or “Book of Changes.” At first glance, the I-Ching is simply a book of divination. However, upon scrutiny, deeper, timeless connotations emerge. The text of the I-Ching consists of 64 glyphs or “hexagrams” composed of six stacked lines (configured in two trigrams), either solid or broken, which serve as a binary code system. Each hexagram is accompanied by a concise oracular statement or commentary. This commentary essentially interprets the exact moment in time, wherein the hexagram was generated.

There are many oracular tools that can achieve synchronistic results. However, the nature of the 8x8 or 64 grid that is the I-Ching, functions in synergy with (Leary’s) eight circuit model, incorporated within the Tek-Gnostics system. Like the myriad other eight-based systems, such as the octave musical scale, the Taoist eight Bagua, the classic 64 square chess board and even the DNA genetic code, the I Ching aligns in the eight-fold format. Thus does the “Law of Eights” permeate human philosophic history, as well as inform modern science.

So it is that the new “Law of Eights” mutate and expand, perhaps exponentially, into our shared future. Just as the Buddha rediscovered the noble eight-fold path, so do we rediscover, add to, and pass along these profound tools of consciousness to the next generation. Who knows what form the ancient law of eights will take… the next time around.”

- The Tek-Gnostics Heresies

It didn’t take long for a new mutation of the Law of Eights to emerge… to impose itself upon modernity. The emergence of this strange, viral web-based Cult also demonstrates the potential chaotic energies of humanity’s archaic, unconscious… boiling just beneath the surface of modern normality. It apparently doesn’t take much to tempt these dark energies to rise. The ancient powers, it seems, are not dead and gone… but lurk in wait for the opportunity to re-establish the old, pre-pagan ways... darkness, darkness.  

In a bizarre turn of events, it has been reported that Pepe the Frog, the fictional amphibian that had been possessed by the ancient (and sinister) Kek, has died. Drawn into creation in 2005, he passed away tragically at the hands of his creator, artist Matt Furie, on Saturday, May 6th. An exorcism gone terribly wrong, perhaps? Now that Pepe has met his demise, it will be exceedingly interesting to see what avatar emerges from the digitally primordial ooze of 8chan and other such imageboards.

One final thought on this and other unsettling emergences… manifest universe appears to be a balance of opposites. The whole yin-yang thing. Having been born into this universe, we are obliged to contend with duality. One self-evident aspect of Universe, is... along with light, comes the darkness. To occupy a sentient body in 3-dimentional space-time necessitates that universe be dual in nature: Light/Dark, Yin/Yang, Observer/Observed, etc. It would not be possible to bask in the warmth of light without the contrast of the shadow of darkness.

In these strange days remember… darkness is but a shadow cast by the light.

Life is strange… take it as it comes. There is enduring wisdom within the Law of Eights. This ancient system seems to have withstood the test of time. Embedded within this archaic system, there are clues that help illuminate the dualistic nature of Universe. Thus does the primordial binary system further articulate to an eight-fold template. Whether it’s the 8x8 I-Ching oracular system or the lucky 8-ball… the Law of Eights continues to manifest.
Remember... 8 is infinity spelled sideways!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Göbekli Tepe - Sacred Mountain

More of a mound, really... Göbekli Tepe is situated a few kilometers to the northeast of the modern town of  Şanlıurfa in southeastern Turkey. The tell is situated on the highest point of the Germus mountain range towering 750 m above the Harran plain. With a height of 15 m, the mound, which is completely artificial, is spreading on an area of about 9 ha, measuring 300 m in diameter. This immense ruin hill was formed of the debris of monumental constructions dating back to the 10th and 9th millennium B.C.E.

Göbekli Tepe was first recognized as an archaeological site during a large-scale survey project conducted by the Universities of Istanbul and Chicago in 1963. In his account of work in the Urfa province, Peter Benedict describes the site as a cluster of mounds of reddish soil separated by depressions. The slopes were clustered with flint, and he described what he thought to be two small Islamic cemeteries. The impressions of the survey team are mirrored in early aerial photographs of the site, taken before excavations started. The reddish-brown tell with its height of up to 15m and a diameter of 300 m is the only colorful spot on the otherwise barren Germuş mountain range.

Situated on the highest point of this geological feature, Göbekli Tepe is a prominent landmark at the edge of the Harran plain. The surveyors identified the materials at Göbekli Tepe as Neolithic but missed the importance of the site. Further research may also not have seemed possible because of the assumed Islamic graveyards.

Between 1983 and 1991 large scale excavations, in fact, rescue excavations in advance of the construction of the Atatürk barrage, were under way at another important Neolithic site in the Urfa region, Nevalı Çori. Under the direction of Harald Hauptmann, a Neolithic settlement was excavated that had large rectangular domestic buildings often similar to Cayönü´s channeled buildings. However, excavations revealed also one building (with three construction phases) that was completely different from anything known before in the Neolithic of the Near East. Not only was a large number of monumental stone sculptures discovered, but the rectangular building itself had T-or Gamma-shaped pillars running along the walls, interconnected by a bench, and a pair of T-shaped pillars in the center. Due to the representation of arms and hands, these pillars could be understood as highly abstracted depictions of the human body.

Nevalı Çori was finally flooded by the Atatürk Barrage in 1991. But one of the members of the excavation team, Klaus Schmidt (1953-2014), wanted to find out whether there were more settlements like Nevalı Çori hidden in the Urfa region, with special buildings and elaborated stone sculpture. In 1994 he visited all Neolithic sites mentioned in the literature. Drawing on the experience gained at Nevalı Çori, Schmidt was able to identify the ‘tombstones’ at Göbekli Tepe as Neolithic work-pieces and T-shaped pillars.

“October 1994, the land colored by the evening sun. We walked through slopy, rather difficult and confusing terrain, littered with large basalt blocks. No traces of prehistoric people visible, no walls, pottery sherds, stone tools. Doubts regarding the sense of this trip, like many before with the aim to survey prehistoric, in particular, Stone Age sites, were growing slowly but inexorably.

Back in the village, an old man had answered our questions whether there was a hill with çakmaktaşı, flint, in vicinity, with a surprisingly clear: Yes!. And he had sent a boy to guide us to that place. We could drive only a small part of the way, at the edge of the basalt field we had to start walking. Our small group was made up of a taxi driver from the town, our young guide, Michael Morsch, a colleague from Heidelberg, and me. Finally, we reached a small hill at the border of the basalt field, offering a panoramic view of a wide horizon. Still no archaeological traces, just those of sheep and goat flocks brought here to graze. But we had finally reached the end of the basalt field; now the barren limestone plateau lay in front of us.

On the opposed hill a large mound towered above the flat plateau, divided by depressions into several hilltops. Was that the mound we were looking for? The ‘knocks’ of red soil Peter Benedict had described in his survey report, Göbekli Tepe, or to be more precise, Göbekli Tepe ziyaret? When we approached the flanks of the mound, the so far gray and bare limestone plateau suddenly began to glitter. A carpet of flint covered the bedrock, and sparkled in the afternoon sun, not unlike a snow cover in the winter sun. But this spectacular sight was not only caused by nature, humans had assisted in staging it. We assured ourselves several times: These were not flint nodules fragmented by the forces of nature, but flakes, blades and fragments of cores, in short artifacts.

Other finds, in particular pottery, were absent. On the flanks of the mound the density of flint became lower. We reached the first long-stretched stone heaps, obviously accumulated here over decades by farmers clearing their fields […]. One of those heaps held a particularly large boulder. It was clearly worked and had a form that was easily recognizable: it was the T-shaped head of a pillar of the Nevalı Çori type.”

- Dr Klaus Schmidt

- the above was taken from: The Tepe Telegrams (News & Notes from the Göbekli Tepe Research Staff)

“The discovery of Göbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey in 1994 has forced us to rethink the origins of civilization. While the site is far from fully excavated, we’ve learned enough to know that it was built well over 10,000 years ago – the earliest Egyptian pyramids are closer to us in time than to Göbekli Tepe. We know that it was huge by all but modern standards. We know it was a ritual site, not a place where people lived. And we know that it was built before the development of agriculture and settled living.

We’ve always assumed that after people begin farming, building cities, and generally settling down, religion evolved from tribal religion to what would become the organized religions of Sumer, Babylon, and Egypt, and eventually into their classical and modern offshoots. Göbekli Tepe tells us that’s wrong. Instead, organized religion came first. Then, because people gathered together, they began looking for ways to feed everyone. Necessity was the mother of the invention of agriculture… and of brewing. Göbekli Tepe has our first evidence of large-scale beer production.”

- John Beckett - from a review of Gordon White's: Star.Ships: A Prehistory of the Spirits

“The ancient einkorn wheat, found in the hills surrounding Göbekli Tepe, just happens to be the single genetic ancestor of every strain of wheat grown and eaten across the earth. People gathering at a temple on a hill to worship ‘heavenly beings’ were like passengers in an airport during a pandemic. Wheat, and what to do with it, spread to every corner of the land.”

“The discoverer of Göbekli Tepe and its chief excavator, Dr Klaus Schmidt, famously warned against what he called ‘Holy Land Syndrome,’ which is the propensity for archaeologists to head out into the field with a spade in one hand and a Bible in the other. Holy Land Syndrome precludes the finding of something you didn’t already expect to find.”

 “The twenty first century offers us a new Holy Land Syndrome. There is still the spade in one hand, but the Bible has been replaced with a very selective reading of ‘On the Origin of Species.’ Science does not consider itself an ideology, as it claims to only deal with what is real. This is, of course, what every ideology thinks of itself.”

- Gordon White @ Rune Soup

At Göbekli Tepe we can find depictions of creatures like armadillos, wild boars and geese animals not indigenous to the region. What is interesting is that located less than 350 Miles from Göbekli Tepe is the site many biblical scholars believe to be the resting place of Noah’s ark, so the animal carvings of Gobekli Tepe suggest a time in the region’s history when the indigenous animal population may have been of a totally different anthropological origin. Could Göbekli Tepe and Noah’s ark be connected in (some) way?

Some researchers theorize that the events of a cataclysmic flood and a story similar to that told of Noah’s ark was recorded on the stone pillars of Gobekli Tepe. If true, that would push the date of the great flood back to the end of the last ice age, far earlier than the biblical period. There are some incredible things about this mystical place but we still do not know the answers to some of the most important questions like, who built Göbekli Tepe? to what purpose? and how was Göbekli Tepe preserved until today?

Researchers point that Göbekli Tepe was “carefully” placed underneath the sand, the whole site was actually buried. Why would the builders bury such an incredible site? To protect it? to preserve it? Göbekli Tepe is regarded as an archaeological discovery of the greatest importance since it could profoundly change our understanding of a crucial stage in the development of human societies. “Göbekli Tepe changes everything,” says Ian Hodder of Stanford University. David Lewis-Williams, professor of archaeology at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, says that: “Göbekli Tepe is the most important archaeological site in the world.”

- from an article appearing in Ancient Code