Recently, those who own/control/run the world have been referred to as the one percent (as reckoned by net worth). The astute readers of this blog remember the international, left-wing populist, socio-political movement… commonly referred to as: The Occupy Movement. It was this very “Operation” where the term “one percent” was popularized and incorporated into our contemporary, pop-lexicon.
Speaking of lexicons, in the Tek-Gnostics Lexicon (found here), we have identified these master manipulators as (American) Archons. Although we identify the distinctly American sub-species… Archons rule globally. They have divided up the planet into fiefdoms ever since the days of the Great Pirates.
Again, as the astute reader knows, we take the term Archon from the biblical-era Gnostic interpretation…
Archon ar•chon (ärˈkŏn) - noun
1) - From the ancient Greek: ἄρχων arkhon; pl. ἄρχοντες word that means "petty ruler" "prince" or "lord," often used as the title of a specific public office... derived from the same root as monarch.
The ancient heretics known to us as Gnostics, envisioned these Archonic, petty rulers on (at least) two simultaneously occurring yet distinct planes of existence. The first (on Earth) being the Roman overlords who administered Empire in the conquered region of Judea. The second (as it is in Heaven), psychedelic vision of Archonic power was as a celestial, predatory system of mental and spiritual enslavement. To the Gnostics, these two visions were on a continuum of experience as the Roman overlords transmogrified into planetary gate-keepers, as their (gnostic) perceptions moved from the earthly to the heavenly realms.
In this day and age, it is not outrageous or even unrealistic, to apply this metaphoric continuum to our understanding of worldly affairs. Archonic powers provide a useful mythology that help us “wrap our heads around” current events… especially if we perceive higher planes of existence as part of our understanding of universe. This is in keeping with the esoteric, synchro-mystic milieu.
Such a mind-map… or world view if you prefer, has led some synchro-mystics among us, to describe our paradoxical situation, with the cryptic pronouncement: We are Living in Gnostic Times. This is akin to what is meant by the gnostic gospel phrase: On Earth, as it is in Heaven… famously appropriated by Xianity’s “Lord’s Prayer.” Such a mode of esoteric thought is also described by some synchro-mystics with the equally cryptic term: War in Heaven… which could explain a lot, if you look at it right.
This line of thought is clearly not the sole purview of the Alt & Xtian Right. It is likely too esoteric and nuanced for their pre-programed thought processes. This is a deeper understanding that transcends Right and Left ideology. It moves beyond the mundane, into the realm of synchronicity and magick. Living in Gnostic Times arises with the concurrent rise of High Strangeness… a term near and dear to synchro-mystics everywhere.
Estimates by the ICIJ of just how much money is being held offshore, range from $5.6 trillion to $32 trillion US dollars. You can check out the above link and the Wikipedia page to get the particulars on the whose-who of named figures, as well as the culpable off shore financial service providers. For our purposes, the Pandora Papers reveal the financial machinations of the one percent… the worldly Archons and their henchmen.
“In an era of widening authoritarianism and inequality, the Pandora Papers investigation provides an unequaled perspective on how money and power operate in the 21st century – and how the rule of law has been bent and broken around the world by a system of financial secrecy enabled by the U.S. and other wealthy nations.”
- ICIJ website
This data trove illustrates facets of how the “smash-and-grab” phase of Late Stage Capitalism is designed to provide a life-raft for the henchmen of the worldly Archons, as they squeeze the last drops of profit from a dying planet… world populations be damned! This kinda puts the rise of the great houses in a new perspective, doesn’t it? Can you say: Breakaway Civilization?
What different rules you ask? Regular readers of this weblog have a pretty good idea of the rules being employed. And as we have reported many times… these rules are of ancient origin. These rules operate outside the purview of finance, governance, and even capitalism as it is commonly considered. In reality... the ancient ways and means being utilized by the worldly Archons, are available to each of us, here and now.
Whose reality you ask? The answer is… yours, if you so choose.
This weblog and others within the synchro-mystic infosphere have reported on, outlined, and illustrated the ways and means by which autonomous intelligence agents can deploy comparable methods. As we have also advised… to resist and/or contend with Archonic powers, the autonomous intelligent agent need not utilize their archonic strategies of choice… ie: fear, hatred and violence. Such ancient rules of play actually work better utilizing powers of curiosity, open-heartedness and compassion.
In using the Archonic metaphor, we recognize that such contention travels upon the same continuum of experience as did the War in Heaven mythology of the biblical-era Gnostics. The petty rulers of today can also be considered minions of higher, darker powers. This weblog has described these powers and strategies in various ways… using various allegories, such as PKD’s EMPIRE metaphor. Find below links to pertinent aspects of worldly powers and their methods…
Demiurge - Black hat or White hat?
Blows Against the EMPIRE series
Truthiness - a post-truth Paradigm
State of Play series
Blockchain & Social Networking in a Disruptive Future
Rise of the Nerds - Eschatological Singularity
High Strangeness - brave noö world
Related Synchro-Mystic Sites