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Earth 2.0, Part I


Humankind, as conceived by Cosmic Intelligence is such that if they are to be fulfilled must connect themselves with the Light and Power of the Higher World. If not, if they put all their trust in their own limited faculties, they will be unable to see ahead and in their blindness, they will make drastic errors in all domains. If they put their faith in technology, trade and material development, sooner or later, they will fail, for if their actions are based on the desire to control the world, regardless of the plan and purpose of Cosmic Intelligence, it will stir up the psychic and physical layers of the atmosphere and hostile forces will turn against humankind in their fury. The Age of Aquarius is now coming in and it will cause great upheavals and cataclysms all over the world, after which those who persevere will have a better understanding of the Divine Laws. The splendour and harmonious beauty of the new life that is in store for humankind surpasses the imagination. People who have been secretly working for this new Kingdom, will find each other and combine their new-found extraordinary powers to bring down the fortresses of ignorance, materialism and despotism. I tell you this now, and it will be as I say, for absolutely nothing can prevent the coming of the new era, the Golden Age.

– Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
“Aquarius: Herald of the Golden Age”

John Lamb Lash, Gnostic writer and researcher has finally come out of hiding and gave a lengthy interview with Lisa M. Harrison recently. You can listen to it here. (If anyone here knows what the intro music is, please let me know!) Clocking in at a little over 2 hours it is a long interview, and despite Lash’s ego and inflated sense of self-importance (imho, he comes across as someone who seems to think he’s the final word on Gnosticism when in fact, at moments he sounds like an immature and ignorant American when compared to real Gnostic spiritual giants and masters like Mikhael Aivanhov and Aivanhov’s master, Peter Deunov.) Still, there is some mighty interesting information there which is well worth hearing for serious seekers but it would seem Earth 2.0 is coming. The labour pains have already started. Lash likens it to the way cells divide themselves and replicate and it would explain the tense, hyper-charged atmosphere (American elections and war hawks aside) many have been experiencing this particular fall season.

Lash is not the only one who is saying this. Dolores Cannon had been saying it for years while she was alive. The seers and prophets of the ages have been saying the same thing as well, but the interpretation aways comes out differently.

I make no secret of the fact that I have been reading and following the teachings of Bulgarian-French mystic Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov for almost 20 years now. I can only speak for myself but he is a real world Teacher. He takes the teachings of the ages and presents them in a modern and contemporary way which any of us can relate to. Pivotal to Aivanhov’s teachings is the centrality of the Sun, as life-giver and symbol of Cosmic Intelligence.

Brother Mikhael, before India.

Brother Mikhael, before India.

In fact when Brother Mikhael (as he was known prior to 1959) went to India and met Hindu master, Neem Karoli Baba, it was Baba who went into a mediumistic trance after meeting Aivanhov and gave him the name of “Omraam” and explained that Aivanhov was an incarnation of a solar rishi from India’s Vedic age, 6000 years earlier. Aivanhov also met Babaji during his Indian sojourn and by the time he came back to France, he had been completely transformed. Brother Mikhael was gone.

Aivanhov was not a lone voice in the wilderness. His spiritual teacher was Peter Deunov also known as Beinsa Duono. I know his Bulgarian followers these days are hard at work trying to make his teachings available to the wider world and some of it is posted online but translating stuff from the original Bulgarian from before 1944, after decades of Communist suppression, isn’t easy.

The Persian Gnostic prophet, Mani 216 AD

The Persian Gnostic prophet, Mani 216 AD

What I also find very interesting about Deunov is that he had been recognized as an incarnation of an ancient Gnostic prophet Mani. Manichaeism, the teachings of Mani, were basically a Middle-Eastern/Persian version of Gnosticism. Manichaeism at one point rivalled early Christianity in the Roman Empire in terms of popularity to replace the earlier pagan religions. Of course, the early Christians pretty much eradicated them as well.

This is how widespread Manichaeism was, once upon a time.

This is how widespread Manichaeism was, once upon a time.

This is what bugs me about modern Western, Gnostics like Lash. They claim that they are the final word on Gnosticism and had it not been for the Nag Hammadi library, Gnosticism would have been lost forever. Yes, its true the Western versions of Gnosticism like the Cathars and Albigensians in Southern France were pretty much decimated. However, there were and are many strains of Gnosticism and they were not just specific to Western Europe. You had the Bogomils in Bulgaria. Manichaeism extended from Rome to China at one point. The Druze of Lebanon still exist as do a handful of Sabians living in the marshes of Iraq, which Saddam Hussein was unable to eradicate as well. Apparently there is also a community of Nestorians living in London these days. And then you have the living, breathing teachings pop up from time to time in teachers like Aivanhov, Deunov, Daskalos of Cyprus or Torkom Saraydarian of Armenia.

It would seem to me that what is coming to the forefront now is a resurgence of interest and need in two primary spiritual traditions: Gnosticism and Indigenous/Shamanistic beliefs. It is not a coincidence that the tribes of both North and South America have put aside their previous differences and grievances and have come together for the first time in 150 years to fight the Dakota Pipeline and will spend the winter there to fight this black snake.

One of the things which drives me crazy about the American and Anglo-Saxon New Age and “spiritual” community is how they seem to think that teachings can only be found in English and by English speakers when there are vast libraries of knowledge, information, spiritual teachers and sages still out there in the Slavic world, Orthodox world, indigenous people’s world and other non-English parts of the planet. That’s unilingual ignorance for you. Not only that, but from time to time, you may have a Western scholar show up and translate a teaching or two and they get it completely wrong, but no one else in the English-speaking world is able to catch it, like in the case of Helena Blavatsky of Theosophy fame. As much as I adore the mythologist and academic Joseph Campbell, I recently re-watched his “Mythos” series of lectures after 18 years and was shocked to see he had made some minor errors in interpretation which I didn’t know at the time and was unable to pick up before.

I recently found a French blog called “Ère Nouvelle” (New Era) written by a follower of Aivanhov’s, Olivier de Rouvroy, who spent quite a bit of time with Aivanhov himself. Sadly, Olivier passed away in 2013 but his blog is still up online, in the original French. There is some transformative game-changer kind of stuff posted there which I think needs to be re-published especially in these coming days and weeks. I will be translating and posting some of Olivier’s blog posts here in English so watch this space.

"Ascension" by Salvador Dali (1958)

“Ascension” by Salvador Dali (1958)

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Twilight of the Old Gods – Part I

“The world system we inhabit came about due to a mistake.”
The Gospel of Phillip, Nag Hammadi Scrolls, Codex II, 3:75.5

“Mother Earth was blasted by a searing dry wind. To human eyes it would have looked as if the mist was being churned up by a typhoon, but mystic vision detects something like a human form hidden in the storm – a long-boned giant, hooded, with scaly white skin and red eyes. The darkness was the spirit of Saturn. He was armed with a scythe and he swooped down, pressing himself on top of Mother Earth with black delight. “Don’t be afraid. Let me just…lie on you.”  Did he want to make love to her? Or was his only desire to squeeze the life out of her? There was an ambiguity to his deeds that would leave a scar, a chasm in the deep structure of the cosmos….To Saturn it seemed as if her reserves were limitless, as if she were absorbing all his strength, draining him. But the irony was that for her part she began to fear she couldn’t hang on much longer either. It felt to her as if she had nothing left, that he was the stronger. he was succeeding in suffocating all the life out of her, and if he did, she knew the consequences: there would never be life anywhere in the universe. It would forever be a place of the shifting dead matter…”
“The Sacred History”, Mark Booth

I’ve just finished up an amazing read, namely John Lamb Lash’s “Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief”.

Fantastic read.

Fantastic read.

For those of you who follow certain strains of Gnosticism, some of David Icke’s work or just have an interest in secret/forbidden teachings or understanding the origins of belief among Abrahamic traditions… Folks, this is the mystical jack-pot you’ve been waiting for (my apologies to readers, who like political, current events types of posts, it’s totally cool if you sit this one out because this is going to get VERY esoteric).

I’ll first outline what Lamb Lash writes in the lost Gnostic myths on our origins, most of it based on the Nag Hammadi library, then I’ll point out where it differs in discourse and some of the deeper implications of it along with parallel teachings in other traditions. The implications are immense and probably worth at least another five books, but I’ll only hit what came to me very quickly.

Quick back step – After the Councils of Carthage and Rome, the Christian Bible (and by extension, church dogma) is officially “closed”, meaning you cannot add to the Bible canon anymore even if versions of some of those old Bible stories are suddenly found, with better clarity, better explanation and in some cases even render some of those old interpretations as just plain wrong. So when you have epic archaeological finds like the Nag Hammadi Library or the Dead Sea Scrolls, often containing alternate versions of events and lessons in the “official” Bible or Torah and written at the same time as the events of those two books, even if what they say is legit, it’s not considered canon and cannot be considered part of “official” Christianity or Judaism. The implications also spill over into Islam since Islam echos the same stories very often. More importantly, the implications spill over into everything around us in the world today.

The Nag Hammadi library was found not far from this area, which isn't far from the Saint Catherine's Monastary in the Sinai Desert, Egypt.

The Nag Hammadi library was found not far from this area, which isn’t far from the Saint Catherine’s monastery in the Sinai Desert, Egypt.

OK, here’s the Gnostic origin myth in mystical terms, as found in The Nag Hammadi scrolls (which BTW also includes intriguing stuff like the Gospel of Phillip, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Truth, and a chapter called “On the Origin of the World”). I’m simplifying it here immensely.

1) A singularity arises out of Cosmic Intelligence, the Pleroma

2) From the Pleroma, 2 figureheads emerge, Thelete (Divine Intention) and Sophia (Divine Wisdom)

3) A cosmic “She” decides to come into Being from the dream world (or the world of forms as Plato would say – Lamb Lash’s book refers to her as Gaia Sophia).

4) Fascinated and completely absorbed in the passionate process of her own becoming and dreaming, Sophia unilaterally, without a counterpart, watches her own creation and without realizing it, has broken one Cosmic law, that creation needs to happen in twos, not ones.

5) While Gaia Sophia “forms” herself in the material 3-D dimension as planet Earth, she inadvertently causes a ripple effect between the dimensions over which she has no control and did not anticipate in happening

6) In this disturbance, parasitic beings, called Archons (or demons, bad spirits, ghouls if you prefer) are created and they gather around a false god called the Demiurge, who falsely believes he’s the creator of all. This demented god then proceeds to create atomic matter from mist and empty spaces.

Image from Crystallinks.com

Image from Crystallinks.com

7) Sophia undergoes her process of materialization as planet Earth. Sophia is the prime mover, the Primal Creatress, boundless creativity, originality, fecundity, fertility. The planet Earth is inadvertently caught within the false, inorganic, synthetic system or matrix of the Demiurge, NOT the Pleroma, the real origin. Sophia calls out the Demiurge as the fake that he is and that Beings who come from the Pleroma (which includes human souls) are more intelligent than the Archons.

Detail of Sistine Chapel by Michaelangelo. His version of God. A jealous and avenging "God is the LORD; The LORD is avenging and wrathful. The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies. (Bible, Nahum 1:2) ---> This doesn't sound like a really nice entity, does it?

Detail of Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. His version of God.
“A jealous and avenging God is the LORD; The LORD is avenging and wrathful. The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies.” (Bible, Nahum 1:2) —> This doesn’t sound like a really nice entity, does it?

8) The Demiurge and the Archons are copycats, pale imitators, leeches…However, they are very good at stealing and copying from others or causing such disruption/distraction, that no good creative work gets done. They are a jealous, covetous, cunning and constantly hungry lot. They always want more, it’s never enough.

9) Just as the Archons then start to feed off of Sophia, from the moment of her completion, deep in the Pleroma another Being, the Aeon Christos, hears her cry for help and at the very last second, before Sophia is overtaken completely, Aeon Christos, the Sun itself, shows up, with his healing and life-giving warmth.

10) Sophia is saved but stranded and isolated from the Pleroma. Unfortunately, the Archons and Demiurge matrix are still here as well and have tricked everyone into lies and falsehood and stories from the word “Go”.

11) Humanity’s awakening is thus intimately tied with Sophia’s fate. Humanity’s triple challenge is finding their evolutionary niche, staying clear of Archons and their interference and defining its role in Sophia’s ongoing evolution.

Lash Lamb’s book goes into substantial detail about what I just wrote but he also points out how many of the origin stories in places like the Bible and Koran also retold this story using certain elements and changing others (i.e Garden of Eden—> Sophia, Serpent—>Archons,  A jealous “God”–> Demiurge, etc.). What I find VERY interesting is that if you begin to look at this on a symbolic level, a lot of myths from other religions start to add up.

It’s a shame that more people don’t know about these alternate visions and that so much of Gnostic lore has either been eradicated over time through political and religious forces or forgotten about completely had it not been for once-in-a-lifetime discoveries like the Nag Hammadi and Dead Sea Scrolls. It would force a re-telling and change the narrative in so many other areas of human life as well.

Divine Masculine AND Divine Feminine. There's just no other way, folks.

Divine Masculine AND Divine Feminine. There’s just no other way, folks.

For one, it would acknowledge the primacy of the female force in creation. Much of the misogyny and patriarchy that we live with around us in today’s world, whether it’s the higher pay men receive, the right-wing politicians telling women what they can and can’t do with their own bodies, men-only clergy or honour killings in places like Pakistan is a direct result of the undermining of the importance of the female. If that had been there from Day 1, I think the world would look very different from what it is today.

no-honor-killing

Secondly, I think it would fine-tune people’s judgement-making abilities because they would be able to “see” things very clearly without any, if I may say, Archon-like influence. Like I had written earlier, Archons are parasites, copy-cats and insatiable in their hunger. If you look at some versions of capitalism, it’s ALL about clawing your way to the top, rugged individualism, making as much money as possible and even when you have $10 million, you then want $20 million. You have a great spouse and kids yet you also go looking around for an affair.

How much more do you need?

How much more do you need?

Instead of being grateful for today and what you have right now and realizing that tomorrow isn’t a promise, you worry and then worry some more about planning your life down to the upteenth detail for your life 30 years from now. Instead of valuing friendships and relationships, we place value on stuff. We bulldoze virgin forests and trees, put up ugly condo developments in place and then insert fake plastic plants and trees around them to make them livable and less-sterile. We feed our stomachs and other appetites and completely overlook feeding our souls, our true selves.

Fake topiaries and bushes. I'm seeing more and more of these outside apartment buildings and downtown outdoor restaurants all the time these days.

Fake topiaries and bushes. I’m seeing more and more of these outside apartment buildings and downtown outdoor restaurants all the time these days.

Who the fuck is telling us that all this phoniness is real “life”?
The old stories have to go, people need to wake up from the collective haze they live under, mostly induced by false myths, false ideals and false ideologies.

Francisco de Goya's famous painting of "Saturn devouring his Son"

Francisco de Goya’s famous painting of “Saturn devouring his Son”

If any of you are familiar with Greek mythology, Cronus (who became Saturn in Roman mythology) was the leader of the Titans, descendants of Uranus the sky god, and Gaia the Earth. Prophecy had told him, one of his sons would overthrow him, like Cronus himself had once done to his own father. To prevent this, Cronus ate his children but then Zeus was born and quickly switched at birth and he ended up overthrowing Cronus and the other Titans and establishing the reign of the Olympians. Like Zeus, I think we’re going to be asked to overthrow our version of “Cronus”, myths we have lived with for far too long because the real truth was deliberately kept from us and in doing so, also keeps us powerless.

More to come…

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