#25 - MED - Approaching Gnosticism, orientation talk part 2
Hello again, it's JLL with Gnostic Intel on the Internet. I'm continuing with the essay entitled Approaching Gnosticism through the Eye of the Heart. This is upload 24 in the Gnostic investigation of the Mandela Effect and this is the second part.
So I continue. Not surprisingly, the online Catholic Encyclopedia repeats the disinformation introduced by the Church Fathers in the third century. It says that Gnostics, “held matter to be a deterioration of spirit and the whole universe a deprivation of the deity and taught the ultimate end of all being to be the overcoming of the grossness of matter and the return to the parent spirit, which return they held to be inaugurated and facilitated by the appearance of some God-sense savior.”
This is the Catholic Encyclopedia giving you the standard line of slander and disinformation on Gnosticism, but oddly, with the exception of the phrase in italics, this statement comes pretty close to the notion of Christianity as a religion of trans-worldly escapism, doesn't it? But it has nothing to do with the true essence and purpose of Gnosis and the Gnostic practices.
Scholars use the term anti-cosmic to describe religious pessimism and the world-hating attitude attributed to Gnostics. But these attributions are manifestly wrong. They cannot reflect what Gnostics actually believed, because they contradict in two flagrant instances the sacred cosmology of the Mysteries. Now listen closely to the two paragraphs I'm going to read right now, because I assure you, you will not hear this coming from anywhere else or coming from anyone else in the world.
First, the claim that Gnostics regarded the material world as a deterioration of spirit, quoting the Catholic Encyclopedia, and a place of enslavement for the divine sparks cannot be true. The paraphrase of Gnostic cosmology found in Irenaeus against heresies book 4 chapter 2 says that the earth we inhabit was formed from the body of the goddess Sophia, the supreme divinity in the Gnostic worldview. If the very substance of the material world, the planet on which you live, is the embodiment of this divinity, how can the material world be considered evil, degenerated and worthy of rejection?
Furthermore, Gnostic texts such as the Apocrypha of John state that Sophia, in order to achieve her correction, by which she becomes realigned to the gods in the cosmic center, the Pleroma, or galactic core, depends in some sense on humanity. With this being so, how can humans be viewed as divine sparks that have fallen into blind enslavement in matter?
The genuine Gnostic teaching states that we are not in essence divine sparks, but we have a spark of divine intelligence, nous, by which we can recognize the fallen goddess and participate in her correction. Our mission is not to escape from the world, but to take part in its transformation, extending even to the cosmic level.
Second paragraph, are you still with me? The claim that the whole universe is a deprivation of the deity, Catholic Encyclopedia, speaking of monastics, or to put it otherwise, that the material world is a creation of the demiurge, who is the false deity, also cannot be true. Several cosmological texts explicitly state that the demiurge, also called Yeldabayat, Jehovah, Yahweh, cannot create anything, but only imitate the workings of the true gods, the Aeons of the Pleroma, and imitate them badly at that.
The kind of imitation involved here might be compared to a kaleidoscope that uses pieces of colored glass, that is to say inorganic material, to replicate the organic complexity of the seeding, budding, and blossoming of a living sunflower. Gnostic texts are explicit on this point. Yahweh, the demiurge, lacks ennoia, or intentionality. Sakhlas, as he is also called, meaning the blind God, the Lord of the Archons, suffers a delusion that allows him to think he creates the cosmos, but it is really Sophia working through him that permits this delusion. What he does create in his weird way is the stereoma, the planetary system exclusive of sun, earth, and moon. That is to say the Archontic matrix of the Hebdomad, or the seven planets, as it was classically named.
Clearly the pseudo-deity, who is the father god of the Abrahamic religions, cannot and does not create the earth, because this planet is uniquely the metamorphosis of Sophia herself. In his book, The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons of the Dead, Gnostic revivalist Stephen Hoeller, whom I knew in LA back in the old days, notes that the surviving writings do not condemn the earth, which is found in the Coptic writings in the Coptic form of Kaz, which is derived from the Greek Ga or Gaia.
The surviving Gnostic writings, Hoeller insists, do not condemn the earth as such, but they condemn the cosmos, which is a Greek word, Kosmos, meaning the system. In the Sophia of Jesus Christ, which is in the Nag Hammadi Codices Book 3, Kaz occurs next to cosmos, stating a clear distinction between the earth and the world as we conceive it, the system of the world, distinguished from the earth, the living planet.
The world or system is our conditioned perception of the earth, or human reality on earth. Hoeller's distinction agrees with the observation of Jacques Le Carrière that Gnosis is about deconditioning our minds to perceive reality as it is, rather than as we assume it to be. The illusion of this world, the earth, is not in its own nature, but in our perception of it. But such is the nature of the human mind that we live in the perceptual frame we construct, rather than in the reality it frames. Clear enough?
Disinformation on what Gnostics believed run side-by-side with slander about how they behaved. Antinomian is the scholarly term for the Gnostics alleged claim that in rejecting this world they stood beyond its laws. Hence they were free to ignore social and sexual mores, for instance. Gnostics were condemned by early Christians for gross immorality including orgastic sexual magic, pagan rites of snake worship, and worse.
The very suggestion that Gnostics were anti-christian in quotes, puts them in cahoots with anti-christ in the minds of many people. The treasure of Nag Hammadi is heavily booby-trapped. There are so many taboos and negative projections around the subject of Gnosticism that struggling for a clear orientation to it may look like more trouble than it is worth. Good, fine, coming now into the home stretch, the completion of this article.
Continuing, I have never known a subject able to push people's buttons as fast and hard as Gnosticism does. I believe this is because, by its nature, Gnosticism confronts us with our conditioning. This is also the view of Jacques Lacarrière, whose small book on the Gnostics is an excellent starter. Yet without such a confrontation, we can never be free to know our own minds. We need disinhibiting instructions, as Philip K. Dick called them, to penetrate the layers of lies that have been implanted in our minds.
There's an illustration of a woman with computer cables plugged into her head and this commentary on the illustration. Typical contemporary image of mind control from a MySpace page called Break the Mass Hypnosis. Today the internet provides an outlet for Gnostic type dissent against mental and behavioral programming, while mainstream media supports and deepens such programming. This image features in an online gallery that presents over a thousand images of mind control.
Subheading: the message. After 30 odd years of research and reflection, I am convinced that the Gnostics from the Mysteries had the key knowledge we need to shatter the historical framework of the patriarchal dominator agenda and and therefore I undermine that agenda for good and all.
Gnostic ideas assume a central and imperative role in MetaHistory.org because they present the best chance we have to break away from the death grip of the Western historical narrative and defeat the mass hypnosis of global mind control. The unique knowledge Gnostics tried to impart to the world at large concerns the identity of Jehovah, the father God of Judeo-Christian religion.
Gnostics claimed that the supernatural being billions of people take for God is insane and actually working against humanity. The core teachings of the Gnostics in the Mysteries specifies that Jehovah is really an alien entity, not just a bad idea or delusional belief system. It also specifies that Jehovah and his minions, the Archons, used the Jewish people to make an intervention into the human race.
The Archons deviate us from our humanity through religious beliefs, particularly those beliefs that are founded in the Judaism and the master race ideology of the ancient Hebrews. Salvationism, that is, reliance on a superhuman savior, germinated in the Jewish apocalyptic sect of the Zadokim, and went pandemic in Christian ideology centered on a transhuman Messiah, Jesus Christ. A little editorial note, you'll find the full description of that whole development in the first six chapters of Not in His Image.
In short, Gnostics warn that Judeo-Christian religion, now including Islam of course, is a deviant program implanted in the human mind like a computer virus. Salvationism is an ideological virus, and its origin is not human and not terrestrial. This is the core teaching of the Gnostikoi, those who know about divine matters. Search where you will, I don't think you will find this message anywhere else.
Gnosis is the knowledge of how we are deviated, by what, and for what. So much for the bad news, the spooky part of the message. The Gnostics also had sublimely good news to impart. They had a beautiful message about what guides us, the insuperable power of knowing that in inhere's in each human creature and cannot be deviated. I call this the wisdom endowment or Sophianic endowment of the human animal.
They presented a grand cosmic story in which humanity is intimately allied with the goddess Sophia of the Pleroma, she who becomes Gaia. This story describes how Jehovah and the Archons were produced by the fall of Sophia, before our world was created by her embodiment. Then, when the earth emerged, it was captured in the planetary system, the habitat of the Archons, the Hebdomad, the Seven Dwarfs.
Gnostics thought that these inorganic entities influence us by a kind of telepathic link. They use the power of suggestion when our attention is dulled by fatigue or overstimulation. Gnostic texts contain vivid accounts of first-hand encounters with Archons and they explain the motives and methods of the alien forces in explicit language.
By the way, those of you who are coming to my Gnostic material that is pertinent to the Mandala effect investigation for the first time can find many essays on metahistory.org in the section the Archon the Archon files describing the modus operandi and the actions of the Archons and how to defeat them. For instance, don't miss the essay entitled Kundalini and the Alien Force.
So to continue down to the final paragraph. But the message of Gnosticism is not blame it on the Archons. Far from it. The core teaching of Gnosis specifies that this alien species is not an autonomous force of evil that works against us. The Archons represent error, not evil. And I might add, it is therefore an error to regard them as evil, even though the evil that appears in the human social order due to their proxies does derive in a way from their presence.
They do not cause mistakes in our learning process, but they affect our thinking so that our mistakes go undetected and extrapolate beyond the scale of correction. If we cannot correct our minds and redirect our actions, we cannot participate in Gaia's process of alignment with the Pleroma, the Aeons at the galactic core.
Hence the Archons represent a special test in our effort to recognize and actualize our divine endowment. There you see a cartoon illustration of an octopus, green octopus alien, descending on a spiral ladder from a flying saucer and reaching up with one of its tentacles to pull down the panties of Eve, who's eating a banana in the Garden of Eden. Of course, this is a reference to the well-known meme and the Sitchin hypothesis, as well as the slave species hypothesis circulating around on the internet, claiming that aliens hacked into the human genome.
I have shown that there was not a genomic hack, but there was a neural hack, and the material consequence of the neural hack is Toxoplasmosis. The commentary for the illustration says. Contemporary art and internet media present many images of the Archons, but not often enough to my mind with humor that can dispel their spooky, overhyped eminence.
This cartoon is an accurate portrayal of the Anunnaki myth that ETs came to earth and performed genetic manipulation of the native peoples, inseminating Eve with alien DNA. This thesis is widely promulgated by David Icke and others, as you all know by now. But several NHL texts put the story differently. For instance, On the Origin of the World says that the Archons attempted plant their seed in Eve, but failed. “And she laughed at them for their witlessness and their blindness, and within reach of their clutches she turned into a tree and left before them a shadowy reflection of herself.”
Thereafter, they corrupted the reflection, which is the iconic image of woman. It's called the Sarkic Eve in the Gnostic writings. Sarkic, S-A-R-K-I-C, from Sarkos meaning flesh. They corrupted the reflection of womanhood to deceive the world into thinking that they had succeeded, and I add in parentheses for a corrupted image of woman see lady Gaga.
According to the Sophanic myths of the mysteries Archons are our cosmic cousins the offspring of Gaia Sophia though in a different way than we are. They are not the only extra-human species with which we have contact on earth but they are unique in their predatory role.
Gnostics thought that not all that happens in our minds originates there. This is an occult observation, compatible with the most advanced theories of noetic science today. It is, I would say, the single most important concept in the entire field of cognitive psychology. It explains how humans can be programmed to act in deviant and destructive ways contrary to good sense, compassion, gut emotion, personal conscience, and their sense of humanity.
Since the agents of the global program of domination, some people call them the Illuminati, use occult techniques of mind control, in their way, understanding the Archon thesis of the Gnostics can alert us to how we are being manipulated. The implications of Archon theory are profoundly practical and far-reaching.
Subheading: Risking Sanity. All this strange business concerning Jehovah and the Archons is written large and clear in Gnostic texts, but ignored by scholars for obvious reasons. If we also ignore this scenario, dismissing it as a bizarre fantasy or religious psychosis or a remnant of pagan superstition, we lose the opportunity to develop a coherent culture myth that connects humanity to its cosmic origins and to the future of the planet itself.
Knowing how we are deviated could be the best thing that ever happened to us, spiritually speaking. Sometimes you have to put sanity at risk to find out what it really means to be sane. That is the startling message of R. D. Liang who insisted that our very capacity for experience can be destroyed by conditioning that alienates us from what we intrinsically know.
Alienation is also a theme that informs the best work of Philip K. Dick, the science fiction writer whose genius is currently recognized worldwide due to cinematic adaptation of his books. Relating the work of R.D. Liang, Philip K. Dick, and others such as Wilhelm Reich to the Gnostic message helps us to realize its contemporary power.
The surviving Gnostic texts, thought to be Coptic translations of Greek language originals, are scant and derivative. These materials are too fragmentary and incoherent to reveal the full scope of what the Gnostics had to say, although all the essential clues are there. It is unrealistic to expect the average seeker to plow into these obscure materials and come up with a clear understanding of the core teachings of the mysteries.
After hundreds of readings of the Nag Hammadi codices and related materials, I can attest to how extremely difficult it is to extract a coherent message from these pitiful remains. Nevertheless, from these flakes of papyrus, a powerful visionary system can be inferred. Everything that goes into my reconstruction of the core teaching of Gnosis is based on specific clues in the Coptic codices, although I do not always cite the textual clues because the proof process regarding these materials is tedious, meticulous, and exhausting. It is much easier to find the core teaching in ourselves, in the intuitive knowing of our hearts, where humanity dwells and our species bond to Gaia Sophia is rooted.
The plasmate: this is the heading of the concluding paragraph. When all is said and done, approaching Gnosticism involves an act of faith, but not blind faith in received doctrines and supernatural agencies. There's another kind of faith indicated by Gnostics by the term Pistis Sophia, confidence in the indwelling wisdom. Have faith that you can discover innately, by your own inborn resources, whatever you might seek through an external quest for knowledge.
Philip K. Dick believed this was so. This conviction informs his best writings, especially the Vallis Trilogy, a masterpiece masterpiece permeated with genuine first-hand reinvented Gnosticism. Dick said that the discovery at Nag Hammadi in December 1945 was not merely a find of documents but the release of a living impulse something he called the plasmate. This is “the living information slumbering at Nag Hammadi century after century. The plasmate had gone hiding at Nag Hammadi and was loose again in our world”. That's quoted from Valis, page 180.
It is a spiritual impulse charged with numinous content the plasmate, a core teaching that lives and regenerates itself within those who learn it. This knowing within is Gnosis, not the assurance of a divine self, but the awakening of a faculty of higher cognition, a faculty that gives insight transcending the human condition.
Whoever touches that core teaching is touched by a divine revelation, an ever new, ever true, ongoing revelation. There is no better way to approach Gnosticism than through the eye of the heart, where this revelation is perpetually in birth.
So there I conclude the second part and the reading of this essay and leave it with you to digest and to discuss and until the next time as ever may your attention be rewarded by the truth.