Margaret Murray Mother of Egyptology, Grandmother of Wicca, or Fairy Godmother?
Margaret Murray is one of the most mysterious Egyptologists. Although many researchers criticize her research, the story behind her writings scares anyone who is wary of the powers of witchcraft.
This famous Egyptologist was born on July 13, 1863, in Calcutta, India. Her work was dedicated to various countries such as India, Britain, and Germany. Before she became a researcher, she was a social worker and a nurse. She moved to London in 1894, where she started studies in Egyptology. She became a part of a group of passionate people who surrounded one of the most famous Egyptologists in history – William Flinders Petrie.
Margaret Alice Murray, 1928. (Public Domain)
An Explorer of Ancient CivilizationsShe soon became a copyist and illustrator, helping in the publication of Petrie's book ''Koptos''. With time, she reached the position of Petrie's assistant and started to give linguistic lessons. Many of her students became notable personalities in Egyptology - including Guy Brunton, Myrtle Broome, and Reginald Engelbach. She also taught evening classes at the British Museum. Her growing fame helped her to join excavations at Abydos. Although she had no experience in working on an excavation site, she was a fast learner. She attended sites in Egypt, but also visited Petra, Malta, and many other places. She uncovered the Osireion, the famous Temple of Osiris in Abydos dated back to the reign of Seti I. She also excavated the Old Kingdom cemetery in Saqqara, near modern-day Cairo. Although sometimes she didn't have the official permissions to excavate, her work was accepted by the authorities. In 1908, she unwrapped the mummy of Khnum-nakht, one of two male mummies discovered in the famous Tomb of the Two Brothers. Murray was the first woman to unwrap a mummy.
The Osireion, which was first excavated by Murray (CC BY-SA 2.5)
First Wave FeministThe feminist movement played an important role in the life of Margaret Murray. As someone sensitive to the needs of women, she joined the movement related to advocating women’s rights on many levels and using different tools. The time of Murray's activity correlated with a period of a world awakening for female intellectual leaders. Women no longer were conceding to the marginalization of their achievements, talents, and ambitions.
A Witch, or Fairy Godmother, Perhaps?Perhaps due to the unorthodox nature of some of her writing, in time, Murray’s story turned into folklore, with many suggesting that she was a practitioner of witchcraft. Moreover, some suggested that her achievements became fundamental to the religion known as Wicca. She is sometimes referred to as ''the grandmother of Wicca''. In 1921, when she couldn't find work at excavations in Egypt, she wrote a book ''The Witch-Cult in Western Europe''. This book caused many to question her position as a researcher. Apart from this book, she wrote an impressive amount of works. There are many interpretations of her writings. Although some stay enthusiastic about her research, others are more skeptical. According to J.B. Hare:
“Murray's interpretation of history is not provable by the strict standards of the historian. She was highly selective about which historical evidence she utilized, which left her open to criticism by the academic establishment. Murray also proposed that Fairies (and Elves, Dwarves, Brownies, etc.) were an actual subculture of (full-sized, if slightly stunted by their diet) human beings who lived secretively in the British Isles, persecuted along with the witches. She speculated that the Fairies were a survival of a pastoralist Neolithic culture. This culture survived, like the Romany (Gypsy) people, on the periphery, avoiding contact with the dominant culture. The fairy hills of legend were descriptions of their underground residences. They were later converted into the 'wee folk' of legend by Shakespeare, and the folklorists. One interesting aspect of her hypothesis about Fairies is that they appeared to have a matriarchal culture. She presents incidental documentary evidence for the existence of a subterranean fairy race, but to my knowledge there is no actual material evidence. I am unaware of any other scholar, either in academia or Wiccan circles, who wholeheartedly endorses this hypothesis about the Fairies. As for levitation, Murray noted that the witches used herbal unguents which contained known hallucinogens before 'flying', which would have produced ecstatic effects. In addition, the description of the witches' ceremonials included prolonged dancing. It is now known that Shamans used similar techniques, resulting in altered mental states including the sensation of flying. This portion of the hypothesis has been corroborated by other scholars.''
The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania, Joseph Noel Paton. Fairies in Shakespeare. (Public Domain)
Murray never married and dedicated her life to her studies and magical practice. It is known that she cursed the famous academic Jaroslav Cerny, who received a promotion to the position of Professor of Egyptology. Murray believed that the one who should have received it was her friend Walter Bryan Emery. She cursed Cerny in the presence of two friends, adding fuel to her reputation for witchcraft. The criticism of her works relating to folklore is huge and most British academics today still don't accept her works as a credible source for academic research. Arthritis stopped her passion for life. These health problems restricted her to her homeland in England, but she tried to stay productive until the end. Margaret Murray died on Number 13, 1963.
A bust of the Anglo-Indian archaeologist, Egyptologist, and folklorist Dr Margaret Murray, located at the UCL Institute of Archaeology library. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
The Tale of MargaretA photograph of Margaret Alice Murray next to Egyptian mummies is something that makes the imagination of young Egyptologists soar. During her lifetime, she passed through numerous incredible and meaningful archaeological sites and accomplished many studies related to anthropology, folklore, archaeology, etc. The theories described by Murray became a blueprint for the religion of Wicca, the pagan religion that was formed a few decades ago. The circles of practitioners of ancient religions, Wicca, and many other belief systems sometimes referred to in general terms of ''paganism'' or ''neo-paganism'', often suggest that Margaret Murray was a famous and appreciated witch, a woman who had an insight into the knowledge known only to a select group. However, to those more focused on the classical understanding of science, she was the person who filled the gaps in knowledge with information that is not supported by any evidence. Top Image: Margaret Murray Unwrapping the Khnum-Nakht Mummy. Credit: The Manchester Museum
Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity – W. B. Yeats, The Second Coming
Apocalyptic literature and prophecies are found throughout history. But as the ‘world’ has not ‘ended’, our modern day smug intelligentsia – imbued with a belief in ‘progress’ and the Darwinian concept of history that sees a ‘march of humanity’ – scoffs at such notions. Dr. A. R. Wallace, a leading Darwinian scientist of the Victorian era, in a book optimistically entitled The Wonderful Century(1898), wrote of this as the best of all times.
Not only is our century superior to any that have gone before it but… it may be best compared with the whole preceding historical period. It must therefore be held to constitute the beginning of a new era of human progress…1
The philosopher-historian Oswald Spengler predicted the ‘decline of the West’ in the aftermath of World War I. The word most commonly used to describe him, even by his admirers, was that of a ‘pessimist’. Does one, however, become a ‘pessimist’ to acknowledge the mortality of organisms, and acknowledge they have life cycles that end in death? Such is life; such is history. Spengler explained:
I see in place of that empty figment of ONE linear history… the drama of a number of mighty cultures, each having its own life; its own death… Each culture has its own new possibilities of self-expression which arise, ripen, decay and never return…. I see world history as a picture of endless formations and transformations, of the marvellous waxing and waning of organic forms… The professional historian on the other hand, sees it as a sort of tapeworm industriously adding to itself one epoch after another.2
Entitling the first chapter of his treatise on alchemy ‘The Plurality & Duality of Civilisations’, Julius Evola – Spengler’s Italian translator – states:
Recently in contrast to the notion of progress and the idea that history has been represented by more or less continuous upward evolution of collective humanity, the idea of a plurality of the forms of civilisation and of a relative incommunicability between them has been confirmed. According to this second and new vision of history, history breaks down into epochs and disconnected cycles.… A civilisation springs up, gradually reaches a culminating point, and falls into darkness and, more often than not, disappears. A cycle has ended….3
Today’s liberal-democratic intelligentsia actually refer to our era as ‘the end of history’, the term used by Francis Fukuyama as the title of an essay and a subsequent book. Our liberal-democratic ideals, epitomised and imposed over the world by the USA, have supposedly reached such perfection there is nothing left other than to establish a liberal dispensation over the universe for all time, and nothing more need be done. Another name for it is ‘American millennialism’.
Romans, Greeks, Chinese, Moors, Iranians, Assyrians, regarded their empires as eternal. They had their ‘prophets of doom’ who predicted the empire would fall if they forgot their traditions. These doomsayers arose at those very epochs where their civilisations were at the height of wealth and power, typically at the empire-state. Here stands the dilemma, the paradox. When a High Culture (Civilisation) has reached its external limits – as when a human organism reaches middle age – sudden or gradual disintegration is the only course possible. A slow decline may be largely imperceptible. It is what T. S. Eliot referred to when writing of the end of Western civilisation, “not with a bang but with a whimper.”
Oswald Spengler stated that he could show the West is going through the same cycles as Greece and Rome in their epochs of decay. He revealed through studying analogous eras of the history of civilisations, that there is nothing unique about the West’s cycle. It is therefore nonsense to refer to something as ‘progress’ when it has appeared many times before over thousands of years. This is especially true of liberal and left-wing ideas implemented as ‘progressive’, such as the West’s birth control and high abortion rates. A sage from ancient Greece, Rome, India, Egypt, Israel, would say in regard to Western social doctrines called ‘progressive’: ‘been there, done that, and it does not end well’.
Universality of Cyclic Outlook Traditional societies, that is, those societies that intuited and maintained a connection with divinity and saw their place in a cosmos, regarded cultures as living organisms that passed through cycles of birth, youth, maturity, old age, decay and death.
The Greeks and Romans referred to four eras named after the four metals: gold, silver, bronze and iron. Between the Bronze and Iron cycles was an intervening Heroic cycle, where the Heroes resist encroaching Chaos. The Hindus have four cyclic divisions called yugas: Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali, a demon not to be confused with the goddess Kālī; the Kali Yuga being the Dark Age of decline and chaos. The Persians had four cycles named after gold, silver, steel and an iron compound. The Chaldean view was similar. The Mayans had solar cycles, with a fifth Heroic cycle in which giants are fought. Chinese tradition recounts ten former Ages called ‘kis’ that have passed in succession. The Chinese also have an historical perspective based on ‘dynastic cycles’. The Buddhists have ‘Seven Suns’ or epochal cycles.
The Hopi of Arizona say there have been three prior ‘world cycles’ or ‘Suns’. According to Hopi lore, this cycle will end if people do not change their ways. The spirit of the world will become frustrated. A Hopi elder commented to author Graham Hancock that, “There are no values at all any more – none at all – and people live any way they want, without morals or laws. These are the signs that the time has come.” The elder stated that the only chance is “that the Hopi do not abandon their traditions,” and that the Hopi impart their Traditionalism to the rest of the world. He explained that all is fated according to divine law.4
In the Old Testament ‘Daniel’ this rise and fall is represented by a statue of four civilisations symbolised by a head of gold, chest and arms of silver, stomach and thighs of brass, and the legs of iron and feet of iron and clay.5
According to Islam, there is a succession of ‘prophetic cycles’, each ending with the corruption of that cycle and the nexus with the divinity restored by a new prophet. Warnings from the Past
“The whole cosmic order is under Me. By My will it is manifested again and again, and by My will it is annihilated at the end.” – Bhagavad Gita6
A High Culture is maintained by its adherence to Tradition. This typically includes a symbolic axis, such as Mount Olympus or Fuji, or perhaps one that is imaginative such as Yggdrasil of the Norse. The ruler often is a god-king or at least a priest-king whose primary function is to maintain the balance between the terrestrial and divine order, such as the annual rituals performed by the Chinese Emperor at the temple of the Forbidden City. He is responsible for nothing less than the balance between Earth and Cosmos.
If a culture reaches the civilisation stage, the focus is diverted from the internal to the external, from ethos to wealth, from spirit to matter. The degradation is manifested in every facet of society. Religions lose their inner meaning, and become Reformations for example; kings become at most figureheads in a democracy, the social classes reflect money rather than élan, aristocracy gives way to oligarchy and plutocracy in the name of ‘democracy’. This is all called ‘progress’, but has occurred many times before as the symptoms of decay. The process is analogous to a cancer that destroys the cells of an organism, the cells being the classes and institutions of the social organism. In this situation, to quote W. B. Yeats, “the centre does not hold,” ‘progress’ (chaos) destroys the axis around which a culture is maintained, and everything falls apart like spokes falling from a wheel whose axis has broken. During epochs of decay, those who maintained traditional beliefs are warned of impending culture-death. Religious texts also mention the cyclical character of the cosmos. The Norse referred to the final culture-cycle as the Wolf Age-Axe Age. The focus is on moral decay:
Brothers shall battle and slay one another Blood ties of sisters’ sons shall be sundered. Harsh is the world. Fornication is rife, Luring to faithlessness spouses of others.7
The Hindu text Visnu Purana describes the Kali Yuga in terms that could just as well have been written by a contemporary critic of modern Western society:
Wealth (inner) and piety (following one’s dharma) will decrease day by day until the whole world will be entirely depraved. Then property alone will confer rank; material wealth will be the only source of devotion; passion will be the sole bond between the sexes; falsehood will be the only means of success in litigation… Earth will be venerated for its mineral treasures… He who gives away much money will be the master of men, and family descent will no longer be a title of supremacy… Men will fix their desires upon riches, even though dishonestly acquired.8
The Greek poet Hesiod referred to successive ages, the final being the ‘Iron Age’, in which,
men never rest from labour and sorrow by day, and from perishing by night; and the gods shall lay sore trouble upon them…. The father will not agree with his children, nor the children with their father, nor guest with his host, nor comrade with comrade; nor will brother be dear to brother as aforetime. Men will dishonour their parents as they grow quickly old, and will carp at them, chiding them with bitter words, hard-hearted they, not knowing the fear of the gods. They will not repay their aged parents the cost their nurture, for might shall be their right: and one man will sack another’s city. There will be no favour for the man who keeps his oath or for the just or for the good; but rather men will praise the evil-doer and his violent dealing. Strength will be right and reverence will cease to be; and the wicked will hurt the worthy man, speaking false words against him, and will swear an oath upon them. Envy, foul-mouthed, delighting in evil, with scowling face, will go along with wretched men one and all. And then Aidos and Nemesis, with their sweet forms wrapped in white robes, will go from the wide-pathed earth and forsake mankind to join the company of the deathless gods: and bitter sorrows will be left for mortal men, and there will be no help against evil.9
Polybius (born circa. 200 BCE) observed this phenomenon in Hellenic Civilisation like Spengler did of ours, writing:
In our time all Greece was visited by a dearth of children and generally a decay of population, owing to which the cities were denuded of inhabitants, and a failure of productiveness resulted, though there were no long-continued wars or serious pestilences among us. If, then, any one had advised our sending to ask the gods in regard to this, what we were to do or say in order to become more numerous and better fill our cities, – would he not have seemed a futile person, when the cause was manifest and the cure in our own hands? For this evil grew upon us rapidly, and without attracting attention, by our men becoming perverted to a passion for show and money and the pleasures of an idle life, and accordingly either not marrying at all, or, if they did marry, refusing to rear the children that were born, or at most one or two out of a great number, for the sake of leaving them well off or bringing them up in extravagant luxury.10
The words were echoed by Roman historians centuries later, as Rome underwent the same cycle of decay. Tacitus remarked that regardless of state efforts to encourage the birth rate, “childlessness prevailed.”11 At the beginning of the second century, Pliny the Younger wrote that his was “an age when even one child is thought a burden preventing the rewards of childlessness.” Plutarch observed that the poor had lost the confidence to sire children.12 By the middle of the second century Hierocles stated that “most people” seemed to regard children as interfering with their lifestyle.13 Marriage was no longer regarded a crucial institution, even considered a burden to a hedonistic existence. As early as 131 BCE the Roman Censor Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus proposed to the Senate that marriage be made compulsory, as too many males were opting to remain unmarried. A century later Augustus Caesar quoted Quintus in proposing his own marriage laws, but met no more favour in the Senate than had the Censor. Prostitution was so widespread it became a substitute for marriage. Roman cities also abounded with male prostitutes as homosexuality and bisexuality had become common.14
Rome, in its decay, sounds all very ‘modern’, very ‘Western’. In Egypt Nefer-rohu warned Pharaoh of the inversion of the social order that will destroy the cosmic nexus:
The weak of arm is now the possessor of an arm. Men salute respectfully him whom formerly saluted. I show thee the undermost on top, turned about in proportion to the turning about of my belly. The top man will make wealth. It is the paupers who eat the offering bread, while the servants jubilate. The Heliopolitan Nome, the birthplace of every god, will no longer be on earth.15
The predicament sounds like today’s ‘progressive’ theories of equality.
Ibn Khaldun (1332–1406), a well-travelled sage, grappled with the same problems confronting Islamic Civilisation as those Spengler confronted in regard to the West. Like the Greeks, he referred to ‘progressively’ decaying ‘generations’, each further removed from the founding tradition of the culture:
When a tribe has achieved a certain measure of superiority with the help of its group feeling, it gains control over a corresponding amount of wealth and comes to share prosperity and abundance with those who have been in possession of these things. It shares in them to the degree of its power and usefulness to the ruling dynasty. If the ruling dynasty is so strong that no-one thinks of depriving it of its power or of sharing with it, the tribe in question submits to its rule and is satisfied with whatever share in the dynasty’s wealth and tax revenue it is permitted to enjoy…. Members of the tribe are merely concerned with prosperity, gain and a life of abundance. (They are satisfied) to lead an easy, restful life in the shadow of the ruling dynasty, and to adopt royal habits in building and dress, a matter they stress and in which they take more and more pride, the more luxuries and plenty they acquire, as well as all the other things that go with luxury and plenty.
As a result the toughness of desert life is lost. Group feeling and courage weaken. Members of the tribe revel in the well-being that God has given them. Their children and offspring grow up too proud to look after themselves or to attend to their own needs. They have disdain also for all the other things that are necessary in connection with group feeling…. Their group feeling and courage decrease in the next generations. Eventually group feeling is altogether destroyed…. It will be swallowed up by other nations.16
Amidst the corrupt opulence of the eunuch-ridden Chinese court, while the Manchus approached, General Shih K’o-fa addressed his Emperor in Spring 1645:
As a result the toughness of desert life is lost. Group feeling and courage weaken. Members of the tribe revel in the well-being that God has given them. Their children and offspring grow up too proud to look after themselves or to attend to their own needs. They have disdain also for all the other things that are necessary in connection with group feeling…. Their group feeling and courage decrease in the next generations. Eventually group feeling is altogether destroyed…. It will be swallowed up by other nations.16
Amidst the corrupt opulence of the eunuch-ridden Chinese court, while the Manchus approached, General Shih K’o-fa addressed his Emperor in Spring 1645:
Whilst Your Majesty is banqueting on choice viands and quaffing wine from beakers of jade, it behoves you to remember your starving servants in the North. If, in spite of all his efforts, the late Emperor was unable to ward off disaster, how much more should you, inferior to him in ability, tremble as one who stands on the brink of a precipice. If you perform your duties with zeal and vigilance, it may be that your ancestors’ spirits in Heaven will intercede with the Almighty on your behalf, and that your heritage may be regained. But if you remain in idle dalliance in Nanking, lavishing favours on sycophants and forgetful of the welfare of your troops, if you proclaim our secret plans from the housetops and fail to distinguish between loyal devotion and treason, if you show yourself so lacking in dignity that the worthy men about you are constrained to retire from official life, and the brave hesitate to serve you, then assuredly your ancestors will regard you as unworthy of their aid, and destruction, inevitable and final, will come upon you.17
China fell to the Manchu and another cycle of dynasties proceeded, until the Manchu also succumbed to decay.
Seeing the Present in the PastWhile each High Culture and Civilisation is self-contained, the corresponding culture-epochs between each have been noted by present day historian-philosophers, most notably Spengler. The Traditionalists Julius Evola and Rene Guénon both stated that nothing can stem the tide of decay during the Kali Yuga/Iron Age/Axe Age. However, those with perception of what is taking place around them might, to use a biblical reference, ‘live in the world, but be not of it’. Evola used the Eastern phrase, ‘ride the tiger’, and Guénon explained:
If the elect of which we spoke could be formed while there is still time, they could so prepare the change that it would take place in the most favourable conditions possible, and the disturbances that must inevitably accompany it would in this way be reduced to a minimum; but even if they cannot do this, they will still have before them another yet more important task, that of helping to preserve the elements which must survive from the present world to be used in building up the one that is to follow. Once one knows that a re-ascent must come, even though it may prove impossible to prevent the downward movement first ending in some cataclysm, there is clearly no reason for waiting until the descent has reached its nadir before preparing the way for the re-ascent. This means that whatever may happen the work done will not be wasted: it cannot be useless in so far as the benefit that the elect will draw from it for themselves is concerned, but neither will it be wasted in so far as concerns its later effects on mankind as a whole.18
The writings of sages in Greece, Rome, Egypt, and India seem remarkably familiar, distinctly ‘modern’, as though their observations were warnings for our own time. Rome and Greece, in particular, were so very ‘modern’ in their dismissal of family and childrearing, as ‘burdens’ to hedonistic enjoyment. Today, ‘progressives’ congratulate themselves on how enlightened they are, and celebrate the demographic demise of Western societies, where aging populations are replenished by emigrants with alien manners and thinking, whose assimilation is based not on their adaption to the host cultures, vestiges of which are now few, but in a common pursuit of material gain. The Late West is barely sustained by a money nexus which replaced a spiritual nexus, and the resulting culture is one in which everything becomes a commodity, life is reduced to a banal consumer existence devoid of higher purpose. The West, existing in name only, proceeds as an infection upon the world, purveying its culture-pathogens on any remaining societies that are attempting to maintain some degree of tradition. When such societies resist Western pathogens, they are called ‘undemocratic’ and targeted for destruction. History does not ‘end’, however. Our epoch of decay is nothing unique, and has been seen many times before across time and place. As Spengler foresaw, with indications even in his own time, after the West something new arises: an era led by a people who maintain their vigour and hold high a torch of the next Civilisation.
About the Author: DR. KERRY BOLTON has certifications and doctorates in theology, social work studies, psychology, and Ph.D. honoris causa. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social and Political Research (Athens) and of the Institute of Higher Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (Lisbon), ‘contributing writer’ for Foreign Policy Journal, and a regular contributor to New Dawn and The Great Indian Dream (Institute of Planning and Management). For a full list of his books and many of his articles, visit www.kerrybolton.com.
Everything You Need to Know but Have Never Been Told – Insights from the Ancient Nag Hammadi Library
Top image: Gospel of Thomas and The Secret Book of John (Apocryphon of John), Codex II The Nag Hammadi manuscripts (public domain)
A few years ago, I came across a treasure trove of ancient information found in a sealed jar in 1945 near the town of Nag Hammadi about 75-80 miles north of Luxor on the banks of the River Nile in Egypt. They are known as the Nag Hammadi Library, texts or scriptures and thanks to them other major pieces in the puzzle were revealed and my already developing conclusions confirmed.
The Nag Hammadi find included 13 leatherbound papyrus codices (manuscripts) and more than 50 texts written in Coptic Egyptian which were the work – with other ancient influences – of a people known as Gnostics. They were not a racial group so much as a way of perceiving reality under the heading of Gnosticism. This comes from the term gnosis or knowledge in the context of spiritual knowledge and awareness of reality as it really is. Gnosis is a Greek word that translates as secret knowledge, and Gnostic means ‘learned’. We have the saying in English about ‘using your nous’ or using your head/brain/intelligence; but to Gnostics spiritual awakening or ‘salvation’ could only be attained by expanding awareness beyond what they called nous and into pneuma (Infinite Self).
Humanity’s version of the intellect on which the whole crazy world is based is actually a shockingly low level of awareness which is lauded and feted as the fountain of knowledge. It’s more like a spout of ignorance. Gnostics were active in many locations and were targeted mercilessly by the Roman Church which felt severely threatened by the way the foundation of its own belief system was being turned on its head. What the Roman Church saw as its all-powerful God to be worshipped without question the Gnostics believed was the source of evil that created the material world – in my terms the ‘material’ world of the digital, holographic computer-like simulation. Gnostics could see through the illusion of ‘matter’ and I have no doubt they were helped in that understanding by the use of psychoactive potions that took them ‘out there’.
Gnostics could see through the illusion. The Flammarion engraving, Paris 1888 (public domain)
The Royal or Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt with its amazing collection of ancient knowledge and history was dominated by Gnostic thought. An estimated nearly half a million scrolls, manuscripts and documents were gathered from many locations including Assyria, Greece, Persia and India, as well as Egypt. Those with more expanded awareness were attracted to this oasis of open-mindedness and among them was a woman called Hypatia (about 350- 415AD).
She was an Athens-educated mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who taught the work of Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle and was head of the Platonist school at Alexandria. One of her reported quotes confirms her openness of mind:
‘Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.’ Many insights about reality were inspired by such a haven of freethought thousands of years before science’ allegedly discovered them for the first time. This included the understanding that the Earth goes around the Sun 2,000 years before it was established by the Polish mathematician and astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus.
The Library of Alexandria (CC by SA 4.0)
How so much more enlightened humanity would be had the Gnostics and other open-minded scholars been left unmolested to go about their quest for discovery. Alas, that was not to be. The unfettered, uncensored, free-thinking pursuit of knowledge was bound to twist the knickers of the Roman Church tyranny and in 415AD a mob of bewildered suckers led by Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, attacked and essentially destroyed the Royal Library as it had been before. Hypatia was hacked to death.
The Library’s contents were lost in stages to a combination of fire and theft, and much of what was taken will be in the vaults of the Vatican to this day. Cyril was made a saint as with a long list of Roman Church mass murderers and crooks before and since. The attack that killed Hypatia fits with the estimated age of the Nag Hammadi manuscripts. They are believed to date from between 350-400AD although it is said they are likely to be copies of earlier Greek versions dating to perhaps 120-150AD or earlier. Centuries after the assault on the Gnostics of Alexandria came the campaign against the Gnostic Cathars in southern France which ended with them being burned at the stake after the siege of the Castle of Montségur in 1244.
A depiction of the burning of Cathars by the Papal Inquisition in the Languedoc in late 12th to early 13th century (public domain)
Gnostic information has always terrified the Church and for good reason, as we are about to see. It was believed that the details of Gnostic belief had been lost thanks to the efforts of Rome, but then Nag Hammadi changed the game. A major point about these documents is that because they were hidden for so long they have not been twisted and tampered with like their religious counterparts to suit the authorities of the ‘time’. What the writers believed, the texts still say.
The Gnostic All That Is Nag Hammadi manuscripts reveal why the Church quivered like a jelly at the Gnostic explanation of the world. I was often amazed reading them to see how themes, foundations and much detail synced with my own conclusions reached before I had ever heard of them. They speak of the ‘Father’ (Infinite Awareness, All-Possibility, All-Potential) and make the distinction between nous (mind) and pneuma (Infinite Self). An untitled text in the Nag Hammadi Bruce Codex says that ‘The All’ (all awareness, all that exists) is contained within the ‘Father’:
He is an incomprehensible one, but it is he who comprehends All. He receives them to himself. And nothing exists outside of him. But All exist within him. And he is boundary to them all, as he encloses them all, and they are all within him. It is he who is Father of the aeons, existing before them all. There is no place outside of him.
A page from the apocalypse of St. Peter, Nag Hammadi library (public domain)
This is what I call the All That Is or Infinite Awareness in awareness of itself – ‘the force that moves all things’. The Infinite is not even a form of energy, but pure awareness, a state of Isness. Energy comes from its imagination. You can appreciate why Gnostics would use the term Father to symbolise the concept for people, but now in the era of quantum physics and computerisation we can use modern analogies.
Father symbolism was encompassed by the Bible and Church and ‘he’ was transformed into a bloke on a throne. The word ‘aeons’ would be considered today to mean a long period of time, but to Gnostics aeons referred to what we might call bands of perception, reality and potential. Dictionaries define this meaning of aeon as ‘a power existing from eternity; an emanation or phase of the supreme deity’. Gnostic texts refer to the ‘Upper Aeons’ and ‘Lower Aeons’ in very different terms and they say that between the two is a curtain, veil or boundary. Upper Aeons are said to emanate directly from the unity of ‘The One’ – All That Is in awareness of itself – and can be symbolised as concentric circles expressing the Oneness of their Creator or Emanater. There is no separation or sense of it.
Upper Aeons are described by Gnostics as ‘The Silence’, ‘the silent Silence’, ‘the living Silence’, with its ‘Watery Light’. This is not the same as the light that we perceive in our reality which is a trap that can be likened to energetic flypaper; but that’s for later. Water is often used in the texts to symbolise the Upper Aeon realm of Oneness as in ‘... the waters which re above’, ‘... the waters which are above matter’ and ‘... the Aeons in the Living Water’. Upper Aeons are a reality (state of being) with no time or space. ‘Since the emanations are limitless and immeasurable’, as one text says, there can be no time or space. Upper Aeons are pure consciousness or awareness. They are also called Pleroma or ‘the totality’, ‘the fullness’ and the ‘perfection’ of ‘emanations of the Father’.
The Nag Hammadi Gospel of Truth says: ‘Therefore, all the emanations of the Father are pleromas, and the root of all his emanations is in the one who made them all grow up in himself.’ Upper Aeons are further described as the ‘Treasure-House’, ‘Store-House’, ‘Dwelling-Place’ and ‘Kingless Realm’. A text entitled the Tripartite Tractate says:
The emanation of the Totalities, which exist from the one who exists, did not occur according to a separation from one another, as something cast off from the one who begets them. Rather, their begetting is like a process of extension, as the Father extends himself to those whom he loves, so that those who have come forth from him might become him as well.
The creations (extensions/emanations) of Infinite Awareness in awareness of itself can be symbolised as the manifestations of Thought, but I prefer the term ‘creative imagination’. This describes what the Gnostics called the Upper Aeons – the realm of Infinite Imagination and therefore All-Possibility, All-Potential. Gnostics symbolised Infinite Imagination as the ‘Father’ and ‘The Thought’ as the Mother. They said the interaction of the two produced a third force or imagined creation/extension/reflection of itself which was symbolised as the Son.
A text entitled Apocryphon of John (‘Secret Writing’ of John) describes this concept: For it is he who looks at himself [saw his reflection] in his light which surrounds him, namely the spring of the water of life. And it is he ... who gazes upon his image which he sees in the spring of the Spirit. It is he who puts his desire [intent] in his water-light which is in the spring of the pure light-water which surrounds him. And his thought performed a deed and she [the ‘Mother’] came forth, namely she who had appeared before him [his image/imagination] in the shine of his light. [She] came forth from his mind ... This is the first thought, his image.
An illustration of creation by Phillip Medhurst (CC by SA 3.0)
From here what we call ‘Creation’ emerged from the imaginations of Infinite Awareness and its creations which are extensions of the same Infinite Awareness. Gnostic texts describe how the act of naming the creations of Infinite Imagination brings them into being. This is from the Gospel of Truth: All the spaces are his emanations. They have known that they came forth from him, like children who are from a grown man. They knew that they had not yet received form, nor yet received a name, each one of which the Father begets ...
But the Father is perfect, knowing every space within him. If he wishes, he manifests whomever he wishes, by giving him form and giving him a name, and he gives a name to him, and brings it about that those come into existence.
Upper Aeons are the realm of the ultimate ‘Creator’, or creative force/imagination, and it begs a question: If that is the case why is life so unpleasant – even shockingly bad – for so many in our reality? There is an answer to that.
This article is an extract from the book ‘Everything You Need to Know but Have Never Been Told’ by David Icke. Visit www.davidicke.com for more information. By David Icke
By Jeff Street Guest writer for Wake Up World Most people know that imagination and visualization are potent tools for powerful manifestation. But many are less familiar with the power of the spoken word and how their voice contributes to the creation of their reality. When you voice your thoughts, intentions, and desires, especially if you do so passionately, you add substantial energy to them and thereby dramatically increase the chances that they will manifest.
It might not be much of an exaggeration to say that your words are like orders placed with the universe, especially if you repeat the same words frequently and consistently and don’t contradict them with conflicting thoughts, words, and deeds. Which by the way, is what most people are doing most of the time — having highly contradictory thoughts, words, and actions. That’s why most people can’t tell they are creating their reality — it’s all canceling out, and the net effect is ambiguous and very little of their true desires ever manifest.
This point is eloquently hammered home by the renowned Law of Attraction teacher Abraham (as channeled by Esther Hicks) when he said — When you no longer split your flow of energy with contradictory thoughts, you will know your power.
Before we dive into the power of the spoken word and how to apply it deliberately and effectively I wanted to give you a little bit of the back-story of how I discovered my creatorship and the power of the spoken word.
Discovering My CreatorshipIn the time since my “awakening” in the spring of 2014, the correlation between my thoughts, intentions, and desires and what shows up in my life has been blatantly obvious. One of the strange things that started happening during the early stages of my awakening, before I figured out what the heck was going on, was an amazing amount of synchronicities (very convenient “coincidences”) and lots of “good luck.”
My rational mind found it very strange because It didn’t seem like it should be possible to be that lucky. It seemed like some kind of magic was going on or I was graced by the universe. Of course, when I stumbled upon The Law of Attraction it all clicked. All those convenient coincidences and good luck were a sign that I was powerfully creating my reality.
Needless to say, once you discover that you are creating your reality with your thoughts there’s no going back. So I dove into the study and application of the laws and mechanics of reality creation with a passion. I had a burning desire to become a master of manifestation! As I experimented with deliberate creation techniques, I routinely was manifesting undeniable results. Wow, this whole creator thing might be true! I considered the possibility that I might be going crazy but after discovering that many other people were reporting the same kind of thing, I decided I wasn’t. Woooh! I really am a creator! And so is everyone else whether they know it or not!
Have you discovered your creatorship? Discovering the Power of the Spoken WordOne of the things I noticed, as I continued to experiment with and test my ability to manifest, was that every time I passionately voiced my desires out loud they manifested incredibly fast! The results were often startling, the closest thing to real miracles and magic I’ve ever experienced!
Expressing a thought, intention, or desire verbally as words, regardless of who hears it, greatly amplifies its attractive/creative power. Even if you are the only one that hears it you are making a statement to the Universe and this is a very powerful act. With my first-hand experience of this it is now standard practice for me to passionately voice my desires and intentions out loud to the Universe on a regular basis.
Applying the Power of the Spoken Word DeliberatelyThere are a couple of ways that the power of your voice can be deliberately applied to enhance your creation efforts.
Adding Energy to Your Thoughts, Intentions, and Desires The first one is pretty obvious. When you are thinking about your desires, and dreams, and intentions — and when you are deliberately imagining and visualizing them — also shout it out to the Universe. Be very expressive — say it strongly, say it passionately, say it loudly! Let the Universe know how you really feel! I now pretty much voice out loud every intention and desire of any consequence that I have. Try it and then pay attention to what shows up — you will be impressed. To really let loose with some very passionate and energetic voicing of your desires and intentions you need to have adequate privacy. I often take walks alone in the woods and hills, and this provides a good time for me to share my deepest hopes and dreams with the Universe. Another time is when you are driving your car alone, which for most of us is fairly frequently, especially driving to and from work.
A part of the reason that voicing your intentions and desires enhances your manifestations is based on the principles of The Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction states that the more focus, attention, and clarity you give a particular subject the more powerfully you will attract the essence of it into your reality and the more likely it is to appear in your life.
By having to put your intentions and desires into words, you are forced to formulate clear, concise, statements, and hence you’re increasing their clarity. And by saying them, as well as thinking and imagining them, you’re essentially repeating them which is also increasing the amount of focus and attention you are giving them.
And anytime you turn your thoughts, desires, intentions into words — either written or spoken — you are adding energy to them and thereby amplifying their manifestational power yet again.
How often should you think about and voice your intentions, desires, and dreams? Frequently, because as we said the amount of attention and focus you give a subject is one of the primary determinants of how fast and well it will manifest. But be aware of two important things.
Don’t try to voice your desires if you are feeling down. You only want to do this when you are in a very upbeat happy mood — when you are in a high vibration — because the higher your vibration, the more powerful the effect of focused intention and desire will be.
And pay attention to how you feel as you repeatedly voice your desires. You might unwittingly be bringing the subtle energy of fear and worry to the effort without realizing it if you are not attuned to your feelings. If you feel like you are repeating them because you are worried they might not come to pass, then doubt has crept in and is canceling out the positive effect of voicing your desires. Sometimes it may be better to voice your desires just a few times very strongly and then just relax, trust, and focus on something else.
And of course, to maximize your results you want to combine voicing your intentions and desires with taking congruent action. Action is the strongest form of intention and is a powerful attractor. And here’s the great part, it almost doesn’t matter what you do as long as you do something — small actions in the general direction of your intention or desire have a huge effect! Do you need to stress out about what actions to take? No, just follow your intuition — it’s as simple as that. To dive deeper into the role of action in manifestation check out my Law of Attraction Pearl of Wisdom #7: Action Speaks Louder Than Words.
Affirming Empowering Beliefs and Feelings You can also employ the power of your spoken words by using the deliberate creation tool known as “Affirmations” (also sometimes called Mantras). While affirmations are a well-known and popular manifesting tool, they can also be one of the least effective, simply because many people are not aware of the correct way to utilize them.
Affirmations are statements (spoken or written) that are frequently repeated to help reinforce empowering beliefs and positive feelings. In effect, they can be used to dissolve old disempowering beliefs and install new empowering ones. This function of affirmations is of crucial importance because beliefs play a pivotal role in what you can manifest — your beliefs shape your thoughts and your thoughts shape your reality. To further explore this topic check out my Law of Attraction Pearl of Wisdom #9: Your Beliefs Shape Your Reality. Another function of affirmations is to reinforce positive feelings. This function is very important because as you may know, your feelings and emotion is what contributes most of the energy to your thoughts and hence to the likelihood of their manifestation. Good feelings powerfully attract good things.
Affirmations are not “magical incantations” that will transform specific aspects of your life overnight. They simply gradually alter your predominant point of attraction because their regular repetition increases the amount of focus and attention you are giving to the empowering beliefs and feelings that those statements represent. It is just a systematic way of doing this making them a very powerful manifestation tool if used properly. Which is the subject of the next section.
Creating and Using Affirmations Effectively There is a subtle art and science to the use of affirmations. Picking an affirmation out of a hat, or from a collection created by others, will not necessarily be appropriate or effective for you. Affirmations are most effective when they are made highly specific to the individual. They should always be customized by you, for you. They should reflect your exact needs stated in your own words and your own way, and in a way that resonates with you deeply, for best results. This is the danger of using pre-created collections of affirmations — you may not realize that they need to be customized to fit you.
Also, the affirmations you use must be believable to you, or they won’t work. This is another common pitfall of using affirmations. If the they are too bold or audacious (eg; not believable) they won’t be effective. One of the main purposes of affirmations is to reprogram your subconscious beliefs. One of the reasons why they can do this is that as you repeatedly affirm a new belief, you will begin to attract experiences consistent with the new belief, which means you will begin to see evidence for the new belief. And seeing evidence will increase your confidence and any contradictory beliefs will begin to dissolve, and the new belief will begin to install. But you are not going to reprogram your beliefs by repeatedly saying something that conflicts to strongly with your current beliefs. This is where the subtle art of creating effective affirmations comes in and where you can apply the technique that I call “bridging.” A technique where you significantly tone down an affirmation and then gradually make it bolder as you become more confident. More about this in the next section. How to Tell If an Affirmation Will Be Effective
You can tell if an affirmation will be effective by the way it makes you feel when you say it. If you feel comfortable saying it, or better yet, if you feel good — positive, uplifted, inspired, motivated, enthusiastic, optimistic, etc — then it’s going to be effective.
If you don’t feel comfortable when saying an affirmation — if you feel uneasy, anxious, uncomfortable, doubtful, pessimistic, or uninspired or neutral — it means that the affirmation conflicts with your existing beliefs too greatly, or triggers fears, or isn’t targeting what you really desire. And this means that the affirmation is not going to work until you adjust it.
It’s a fairly straightforward process to iteratively tweak an affirmation till its believable and it feels right. It’s pretty simple because you can tell by how you feel when you say it — if it doesn’t feel right keep tweaking it.
Here’s an example of customizing and tweaking a confidence and success related affirmation. Here it is in its boldest form:
I am a capable and successful person. How does that make you feel? If you are like many people, who have low self-worth and who struggle to be successful saying this will likely make you feel uneasy. Here is an example of how to tweak it to make it more believable and feel better.
I am learning to become more confident that I’m a capable person every day. My success is increasing every day as I believe in myself and my dreams.
Can you feel the difference? Get the idea? The book The Power of Affirmations & The Secret to Their Success provides other great examples and further instruction that will help you better understand how to create an effective affirmation so check that out if you want to dive deeper into this subject. Maximizing the Power of Your AffirmationsHow often to say your affirmations? Frequently — at least once a day for a while, perhaps less as it becomes more ingrained. Remember that by the Law of Attraction the amount of attention and focus you give a subject is one of the primary determinants of how fast and well something manifests. Your repetition of the affirmation is more time focused on the subject of the affirmation making it a much more powerful attractor.
How to say your affirmations for best results? Say them with as much passion, energy, conviction, and emotion as you can muster. The amount of emotion and energy you express when saying an affirmation makes them proportionally more powerful. And makes them dramatically more powerful than If you say them flatly!
If you are having a hard time mustering enthusiasm when saying an affirmation, it might be because it is too bold and not believable to you, or perhaps not what you really desire, and you should consider revising it until enthusiasm comes naturally when you say it. But believe it or not, faking it is Okay. If you can suspend your disbelief and muster something that feels like genuine enthusiasm when you say your affirmation, then more power to you!
When and where to say your affirmations? Anytime where you have adequate privacy to express yourself strongly. Find those alone times and use them. And remember, don’t do your affirmations if you are feeling down. You only want to say them when you are in a very upbeat happy mood — this is when they will have the best effect.
Diving Deeper into Mastering AffirmationsIf you’d like to dive deeper into this topic, then I highly recommend the book The Power of Affirmations & The Secret to Their Success. It explores the subtleties and nuances of creating and using affirmations effectively and includes a huge collection of them covering areas such as wealth and abundance, health and well-being, happiness and confidence, love and relationships, and success and career. Anyone thinking about adding affirmations to their deliberate creation toolbox should read this book first.
Examples of Applying the Power of the Spoken WordSo to help you better understand deliberate creation and applying the power of the spoken word here are a few personal examples from my own expereince.
Dinner in Sedona One of my most startling manifestations — bordering on the miraculous — happened when I was visiting Sedona Arizona (USA) for a week. I went down there to attend a week-long spiritual retreat and to sight-see. I went low budget and stayed in a campground and mostly ate out of a cooler with provisions purchased at the grocery store. Besides attending the retreat, I did a bunch of hiking in the beautiful desert mountains.
One day near the end of my trip I heard about a restaurant called “The Paleo Grill.” It served grilled meals including vegetables and fish, foul, or beef. That sounded really good to me, and I decided that I’d treat myself to a dinner out before I left town.
On the day before my last day in Sedona, I went on a big all-day hike of one of the tallest mountains overlooking town. On the way up the mountain, I decided that I would go out to dinner that evening — to the Paleo Grill. But I had a bit of a problem — I wasn’t sure if I had enough time for dinner out. Some friends I had met at the campground had invited me to hang out in the pool with them that evening, and the pool closed at 8 pm. I wasn’t going to finish the hike till around 6:30 pm and it was a 30-minute drive back to the campground. If I stopped for a sit-down dinner at the restaurant, I might not make it back to the pool before it closed and I’d miss the pool party. I also felt a little guilty about eating meat because I was trying to go vegan.
So there I was hiking down the mountain in the late afternoon thinking about my desire to have a nice meal of grilled meat and vegetables and still making the pool party before it ended. And as I often do, I started voicing my thoughts and desires out loud in a very animated and heartfelt way. Here’s what I said as I talked to myself and the Universe:
I’m really looking forward to a nice meal of grilled meat and vegetables this evening. I’ve been real thrifty on this trip, and I deserve at least one dinner out on the town. I feel a little guilty about it because I’m trying to go vegan but heck, in the bigger picture there is no right and wrong, good or bad, so if I want to enjoy some grilled meat this evening there’s nothing wrong with that — I allow myself to have this. But I don’t want to miss the pool party either. And I’m not sure there’s enough time to do both. How can I have dinner and make the pool party? Is there a way?
When I finally reached the trailhead parking lot, I noticed that there was a man and a woman sitting at a picnic table with a barbeque grill. I waved and smiled. They lifted their wine glasses and shouted something to me I didn’t quite hear, so I went over to say hello.
When I got within ear-shot, they said: Want a glass of wine? I’m not a big wine fan, but somehow I knew that I should go with the flow and so I said Heck Ya! and I sat down at their picnic table as they poured me a glass of wine and we introduced ourselves. It turned out that I had crossed paths with a delightful French family on a road trip of America.
After our brief but very cordial introductory chat, they immediately asked Would you like to have dinner with us? It’s ready now — grilled steak and corn and a salad — do you like? With a big shit-eating grin on my face, I said Heck ya! I’d love to join you for dinner!
This was it — the fulfillment of my desire! And in a way that I would never have imagined! A home cooked grilled meal in a beautiful outdoor setting with a delightful French family — what could be better than that! And the dinner was ready as I arrived which meant that all the overhead of a sit-down meal at a restaurant — waiting to order, waiting for it to be prepared and served, etc. — was missing and I would make my pool party in time! The Universe had delivered the perfect solution to my desires and fast! Can you say “Instant Manifestation?”
I manifest my desires all the time, but this was indeed one of the most impressive. Can you see the connection between the approach I took and the results? When was the last time I was invited to an impromptu barbeque dinner by strangers — NEVER! So the correlation between my desire and the statement of my desire and this dinner arriving is an indisputable example of manifestation.
This experience poignantly illustrates many important aspects of powerful manifesting.
(1) Passionately thinking and voicing your desires. (2) Allowing their fulfillment by releasing any blocks to receiving — e.g. undeservedness, unworthiness, limiting beliefs, etc. Note that I explicitly affirmed that I deserved a nice grilled dinner and that I would allow myself to have it despite a potential limiting belief that eating meat was “bad.” (3) I did not assume it wasn’t possible and I didn’t insist on HOW it should or could happen. I was open to a possible solution and left the “how” to the universe by asking the question How can I have my grilled dinner and make the pool party too? Is there a way?
This is how the magic works! And of course, it’s not really magic. You exist within something very much like a virtual reality and your every thought is attracting what appears on the screen that you call your life! This is just how creation works.
Finding a New Apartment Here’s another personal example of how to apply the power of the spoken word to deliberate creation.
I recently was asked to leave the apartment I was renting due to an indiscretion (which will remain anonymous), and I was worried that it would make finding a new apartment very difficult — because my “reason for leaving” was something that was going to be difficult for me to admit and hence I wouldn’t have a reference for my last place of residence. And I already felt like I had one handicap which made it more difficult to find apartments (which I won’t get into) and now had another. So I was quite worried that I might not be able to find an apartment within the 30 day’s notice that I had been given. I also was worried it might make it harder to find a place that I really liked.
I realized that the main problem in manifesting a new apartment would be my belief that I had these two major handicaps that might make it harder to find a new apartment. So I attacked these limiting beliefs with the following affirmation:
I am a creator. I can create anything I can imagine and believe. I give no credence to the perceived handicaps to finding a new apartment — they are only valid if I believe they are. And I know that they are not because I know that I am creating my reality absolutely without exception based on my beliefs, thoughts, desires, and intentions.
I also realized I needed to put out a strong, clear vision of what I wanted so I also passionately voiced and envisioned the kind of new place I was looking for:
I desire a quiet, peaceful, cozy country apartment preferably with a view of the mountains and a walk in a field or a woods nearby far from lights so I can see the stars at night clearly.
This is how I deliberately combined a strong affirmation of unlimitedness with painting a powerful picture of what I desired. And I repeated it three or four times, over the course of a week, while I was on evening walks under the stars and while driving my car. And the results were astounding! Within two days of completing those affirmations I stumbled upon an apartment that matched what I had envisioned and more. Not only did it have everything I had deliberately imagined but it also had a major feature that in hindsight I had been thinking about for over a month but hadn’t included in my deliberate imagining and voicing. And get this, from the time I called the apartment owner till the time I had the keys in my hands was less than 1 hour and not a single question asked — Slam dunk! Everything goes my way, hooray, hooray! I get everything I want an more, galore, galore!
And here’s a very interesting side note to this experience that poignantly illustrates the importance of action and trust in powerful manifestation.
When I started looking at apartments, I must have looked at 5 or 6, and I hadn’t filled out an application for any of them. Part of the reason was that none of them were a very good match to my desires but also, if I was honest with myself, I was afraid to because I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle the “reason for leaving” question. I didn’t want to lie but I also felt very uncomfortable with telling the truth. So even though I was taking action via going out there and looking at apartments, it wasn’t fully committed action because I wasn’t filling out any applications.
But then the first great opportunity appeared (the serendipity was startling, but I won’t digress) but I was terrified to fill out and submit the application because I still didn’t know what I was going to do with the “reason for leaving” question. For the remainder of the day, I dragged my feet and delayed. That evening I got a very clear and amusingly delivered symbolic message from the Universe. In a nutshell, the message was this — TRUST. (Did I mention that I have a strong connection with my higher-self and my spirit guides? “The Angels, the Masters, and the Universe” as I sometimes refer to them? But that’s another story — which I might write more about sometime — follow my blog to stay tuned.)
I laughed, and I said out loud: Yes, of course, trust and faith are the keys to powerful manifesting. Thanks for the reminder. This was my guides way of letting me know that I was very close to manifesting my desired results and a hint to take committed action — e.g; fill out an application, tell the truth, and to trust that everything would work out fine. So I decided to tell the absolute truth about my “reason for leaving” on every apartment application that I filled out and just trust the Universe and let the chips fall where they may.
Which is what I did the next morning when I filled out my very first apartment application and emailed it. Not more than 5 seconds had passed after sending that first application when my intuition told me I should check the craigslist apartment listings again. My jaw dropped when I saw that the very first item in the “apartments for rent” listing was a beautiful log cabin in the country near the mountains just as I had been envisioning. Needless to say, I called immediately. Can you come over now? they said. Heck ya! I replied. And guess what? In less than one hour I had the keys to that place, no questions asked!
It was almost like the moment I confessed my sins the universe rewarded me by instantly dropping the apartment of my dreams into my lap. Of course, it had very little to do with confessing my sins, and much more to do with committed action and trust. I had finally filled out an application and sent it! That committed action was the signal to the Universe of my serious intent and desire. As soon as I committed, a perfect opportunity appeared instantly! Also, by choosing to tell the truth no matter what, I was sending a strong signal to the Universe that I trusted it to deliver my desire! Wow! That’s one hell of a lesson on how committed action and trust influence the outcome of your manifestations!
Jeff’s Power Affirmation #1Ok, I’m going to try something new. I’m going to share my favorite power affirmations on a semi-regular basis. They will be bold, advanced level affirmations but I will also provide an example of how to tone them down for those that aren’t ready for the stronger version but want to get there. I’ll also add other little tidbits of wisdom about affirmations and deliberate creation as appropriate.
So without further ado here is the first power affirmation I will share…
Affirming Your Creatorship This affirmation could be considered the mantra of powerful creators. It targets the root of your creational power by reinforcing your belief in your creatorship and reminding yourself of the key steps in powerful manifestation.
I am a creator. I am creating my personal reality with my thoughts, beliefs, focus, and more. I create my reality absolutely without exception regardless of whether I understand how, and hence I take full responsibility for everything that enters my direct experience. I exist within a field of infinite possibilities — whatever I can imagine and believe can come to pass. TRUST and faith are the key. I do not concern myself with HOW things will come to pass. I simply envision the desired outcome, take inspired action, and trust that it will appear in my reality at the perfect time in the perfect way.
This is a bold, perhaps even audacious, affirmation of one’s creatorship. Depending on where you are at with mastering manifestation and your creatorship you may not be ready for one this bold. Just understanding the theory of the Law of Attraction is not enough. If you haven’t noticed the correlations between your spontaneous or deliberate thoughts, intentions, and desires and what has been appearing in your life then likely this affirmation will simply not be believable and hence will not be effective.
This affirmation might be good to say when dealing with challenging situations involving apparent limitations or constraints to remind yourself that all percieved limitations are only operative if you believe them, and that by giving them no credence you can manifest best-case outcomes.
As an example of an alternative creatorship affirmation more appropriate for a beginner consider this: I am learning to become a powerful deliberate creator. Every day I am noticing more poignant examples of how my thoughts, intentions, and desires are correlated with what appears in my life. Every day I’m becoming more convinced that I am indeed creating my reality absolutely without exception. Every day I am becoming a more masterful deliberate creator.
Believe it or not, this affirmation will attract information and experiences to you that will help you become a more confident and powerful deliberate creator. And at some point, you will have the confidence to assuredly recite the bolder version of the creator affirmation that I offered. Or perhaps you’ll prefer to chant this delightful, lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek creatorship affirmation:
Everything goes my way, hooray, hooray! I get everything I want and more, galore, galore! If you’d like to explore manifesting and Law of Attraction further consider these articles:
What is Sovereignty, Why is it Important, and How do You Earn it?
Conscious Optimist, Guest Waking Times There are many definitions of “sovereign” floating around on the web. Some view it as a title of nobility for a monarch, such as a king or a queen. Others contend that we’re sovereign by default: we simply must claim it and that’s it. According to yet many others, sovereignty seems to mean that one can do whatever one wants at any time; that rules and the law don’t apply to them; that all forms of hierarchy are somehow unjustified and evil, and that any system of justice or law, or government is also inherently evil.
So what is the correct definition? Please allow me to guide you into a comprehension of the concept, first by way of showing you what sovereignty is not, so that you can come to better understand what it really is. This is vitally important because ultimately, you, yes you, have a role to play in restoring the rule of law by becoming a true sovereign.
The word sovereignty indeed means many things to many people. And there are certainly more than enough folks out there willing to claim themselves as “sovereign” for any number of well-intentioned reasons. For example, some people, usually following a legal/law guru, understandably, want to get out of a problematic legal situation by transcending it through claimed “sovereign” status; others feel that the world owes them a high-ranking position at law simply because they exist. But without the competence to support your claim, it is null and void, even if it was made to the Secretary of State or via the UCC. And the powers that be encourage these fallacious actions because it gives their claims to power more weight.
In such cases, these false sovereigns muddy the waters for the people, confusing those trying to understand what sovereignty really is and how it can benefit humankind. What’s worse, the powers that be use encourage incorrect and misguided claims of sovereignty so they can paint all would-be freedom lovers as irresponsible fools with antisocial tendencies. Consider this statement from the Southern Poverty Law Center regarding sovereign citizens.
The strange subculture of the sovereign citizens movement, whose adherents hold truly bizarre, complex antigovernment beliefs, has been growing at a fast pace since the late 2000s. Sovereigns believe that they — not judges, juries, law enforcement or elected officials — get to decide which laws to obey and which to ignore, and they don’t think they should have to pay taxes. Sovereigns are clogging up the courts with indecipherable filings and when cornered, many of them lash out in rage, frustration and, in the most extreme cases, acts of deadly violence, usually directed against government officials. In May 2010, for example, a father-son team of sovereigns murdered two police officers with an assault rifle when they were pulled over on the interstate while traveling through West Memphis, Ark. (source)
As if the issue of asserting our freedoms in a lawful manner wasn’t complicated enough, half-cocked “sovereigns,” often led by false sovereignty guru’s online, make anyone declaring their lawful rights seem crazy. Freedom is quickly being rebranded by the powers that be, via various social engineering programs, as nothing more than a childish desire by a rabble of irresponsible people who want to ignore laws and do whatever they want. But to those who understand what true sovereignty is, nothing could be further from the truth.
So for the sake of the freedom of all people and the great work of our age to regain our truly sovereign status in law and society, a discussion about what a true sovereign is will be most helpful. You might be wondering: “Well aren’t you claiming to be a guru by telling us what a sovereign is or is not? Where does your definition of sovereignty come from, and why should we believe you?”
Let me say, you shouldn’t believe me, not blindly. I’m not asking you to believe me because I am an authority in law, I’m asking you to think about what I am saying, and draw your own conclusions. If my knowledge is accurate, it should be obvious to those who take the time to verify via their own research. And if it isn’t accurate (which is certainly possible) please share as much so as a community we can have the best information possible. These aren’t the words of a false guru who wants blind obedience.
Where Does This Information Come From?As a fellow truth-seeker and freedom-lover, I have spent a great deal of time and energy reviewing the law, sources of lawful research (such as official and alternative sources of history and philosophy in the freedom movement) as well as thinking carefully and honestly about everything I’ve uncovered. In other words, my knowledge doesn’t come from an external authority, it was built from within, as a result of careful study and discernment. I will present my findings in a simple fashion, but I don’t want you to blindly accept what is offered. I encourage you to think carefully about the arguments presented herein, and of course, to do your own research. If you think you have a better argument, then please share it in the comments. In law, like in science, the best theory or argument is accepted as fact (for the time being), not a person with a bigger stick or certificate of authority. In this sense, we’re all in the pursuit of the knowledge of sovereignty together.
Let’s cut to the chase--a sovereign is, first a custodianof the truth, the law, and the rights of others in the realm. Unless you live an honorable and solution-oriented life for your world, you cannot describe yourself as sovereign. And we’ll elaborate on this statement in great detail below. DisclaimerNow, I apologize to everyone I’m about to offend, but the following needs to be said: merely existing does not make you sovereign in law.
I can assure readers that the last thing a sovereign does is proclaim him or herself “sovereign” without having first earned the title through diligence, discipline, the pursuit of a comprehensively moral and constructive existence. That said, it should also be understood that we each have the potential to be sovereign if we’re willing to do the work it takes to master ourselves and act within that mastery to benefit others.
So let me be clear that this article is written in response to the widespread misuse of the word and concept of “sovereignty” within the truth movement. The legal concept of sovereignty is a separate matter that this article does not discuss in detail—though everything herein is important to know for those looking for “legal” remedies. The misuse of the concept of “sovereignty” in legal matters almost always causes one more harm than good, as will be detailed below.
As an aside, it also needs to be said, in no uncertain terms, that the contents of this article should not be construed as “legal advice.” No—instead, this is about research, education, and empowering ourselves, which is altogether different from offering legal advice. This is my own personal take on the matter, based on years and years worth of research, contemplation, and nothing more.
Problems Assertin Sovereignty in Legal MattersThe reason why asserting sovereignty in a legal matter is problematic is primarily because the existing legal system is essentially an elaborate fraud that has co-opted valid lawful ideas, like sovereignty—preventing the people from using these good ideas to their advantage. Those in the legal system, such as lawyers, judges, and clerks, generally aren’t taught about true law; therefore, asserting your sovereign status to the system often results in more confusion and even greater prosecution.
Given that there is no rule of law, it is still essential to take the time to learn what real sovereignty is and how it can be used to improve your life.
Again, I can’t explain the whole legal and lawful situation in this article, but suffice it to say, the world needs real sovereigns—those who take the time to learn the law, act with honor, harmlessness, and in defense of the rights of others--so that the rule of law and true justice can finally be restored to our darkened world.
I know for a fact that many people who follow online truth/sovereignty gurus are mostly good people. Unfortunately, I also know for a fact that a great many “law or freeman” movements out there are fraudulent, dangerous and promote false and/or incomplete information to many thousands of desperate people.
Indeed, one of the most destructive false-narratives promoted by these groups is the idea that you’re “sovereign” because you exist—that somehow, merely being born has imparted some magical esoteric, vaguely defined “right” to wield incredible decision-making power over the law and society in which you live. Some have even suggested that such lunacy is “the secret” to knowing how to deal with the legal system.
But as will be revealed, sovereignty is a status attained by hard work and dedication, not unlike the mastering of any other skill such as music, art, science, philosophy, or farming. If it isn’t reasonable to expect you can be a master blacksmith because you said so, then it should be easy to understand why sovereignty isn’t a frivolous label. The purpose of this article is to provide a counter-narrative designed to undo the above psy-op—which is the belief that we can get out of legal trouble by saying the words “I am sovereign” in court. Again, this is not a legal discussion nor is it legal advice.
A suggestion I’d like to offer is to be extremely skeptical regarding the far-fetched promises sold to you by internet gurus. Please, please, please recognize that there is no simple way to convey detailed “legal know-how” in bite-sized chunks without comprehensive study to go with said chunks. Nor are there any silver bullets that will solve any and all of our problems with one fell swoop. There is no sense in jumping off “legal cliffs” because a charismatic online figure said that it would work; and I know firsthand, having been duped by such con artists in the past myself.
The Historical Misuse of Sovereignty What should be clear at this stage is that a true sovereign is the very best among us, one who has knowledge and wisdom, using that power for the benefit of all. A true sovereign recognizes that the people are not their subjects, they are equals in sovereign potential. And that it is the duty of that true sovereign to slowly and carefully educate the people so they can one day be sovereigns in their own right. Keeping this in mind, we’ll now briefly examine contemporary governments with the aim of demonstrating that they too misuse the term. From a social point of view, it could be superficially believed that a “sovereign” is one who influences a society or civilization via a claim of authority—someone who wields power that can be used to direct large groups of people. Usually, such “sovereigns” use genealogies to assert they have a “divine right to rule” by tracing their lineage to some historical figure, like Jesus, Mohammad, David, and so on. But this is not a sufficient definition of what makes a true sovereign, as birthright might make someone an influential by virtue of culture, but sovereignty status is only valid by virtue of what they do with said influence—namely, acting with honor to defend the rights of all people. A true sovereign is the embodiment of true law, justice, fairness, morality, and ethics—leading the people into greater states of freedom by their example.
When you ask the average person to cite examples of a sovereign they might answer: the Queen of England or King of Morocco—actual monarchs. But these so-called figures are more akin to tyrants than true sovereigns, mainly because they abuse their influence and promote ignorance in the people to maintain their power; they do not embody true law. From an international law perspective, nations are considered sovereign because they oversee the affairs of a people, maintain records (registers) and provide a venue for justice (courts and congress). But again, the same logic applies here because every nation on earth also seeks to oppress the freedoms of their people—in one form or another—which is the antithesis of what a true sovereign does. Side note: almost every nation on earth is a registered corporation that draws its legal authority from the Roman Curia, the ecclesiastical laws of the Holy See or Vatican. Recall that the Vatican claimed that all people are completely incapable of using their rights, and as such, “salvaged” these rights and placed them in express trusts, which later became the basis of modern day governmental structures. Given that your average person doesn’t have a clue about the law or how to manage their rights in honor, this is sadly a fairly valid claim. How can we use something responsibly when we don’t know it exists?
This means that all nations trace their legal authority back to the Vatican, and as such, all nations also presume the people are insane, irresponsible, dead things with no rights—no better than cattle. This is one reason why our inalienable rights under natural law become statutory privileges within any legal system. And this also underscores why gaining competence via knowledge in law is of prime importance. Without knowledge of law and the wisdom to use your rights in trust and honor, any claim of sovereignty is only an empty gesture—and the powers that be know it.
Given the conduct of monarchies and so-called sovereign nations, it should be clear to you that even within well established legal circles, the term sovereignty has been watered down. The fact is the knowledge of what a true sovereign is may be one of the biggest secrets on earth. As you will discover, this is because if people took developing their sovereignty seriously, the powers that be would be rendered obsolete in short order.
So what makes a true sovereign? As was mentioned briefly above, a sovereign is one who conducts all their affairs with honor, in trust, and without harm—whether with a fellow sovereign or a nefarious party, like a tyrannical government. They have spent time learning as much as they can, especially about how to maintain honest, supportive, and trustworthy relationships with others and the environment—embodying true law. And finally, a sovereign uses their knowledge in a moral and ethical fashion for the benefit of others. The truth is a sovereign’s guide and they strive to honor it with every fiber of their being. A Sovereign proactively seeks solutions to problems in his or her “kingdom”— who always comes up with a solution or at least a plan for acquiring a solution when a problem befalls their sphere. They are optimistic, not cynical. They recognize that any situation can be made better with dedication to the truth, wise planning, and honorable cooperation.
A Sovereign attains such status only through the voluntary adoption of massive responsibility on their part, in the development of self-mastery for the state of their “kingdom.” One must get their own affairs in order to the extent that one can lend time, energy and attention beyond the upkeep of their life and house. And although one need not be omniscient, one must be at least be comprehensively aware of the nature and origin of societal breakdown, and one must be diligent and methodical in attending to societal repair. The life of a sovereign is a life of complete and unwavering service to ALL. How Can We Become Sovereign? Again, there is no “silver-bullet recipe” of paperwork, magic ritual, or god-like snap of the fingers that makes someone sovereign--who hasn’t already qualified themselves beforehand via dedication. In essence, when you take responsibility, in all ways that you reasonably can, you’re on the road to sovereignty. Without accepting complete responsibility and liability for your actions, there is no sovereignty. Once you make that choice, life becomes a school and you become a detective—you’re constantly seeking to realize the ideals and principals of sovereignty, reflecting on your experience to see how you can improve and further your mastery. In this sense, sovereignty is a philosophy of life (a philosophy of personal excellence and social benevolence) just as much as it is a fancy title that affords one legal or lawful powers.
Sovereign ideals are important to understand because they help guide our behavior and motivations. Without a clear definition of sovereignty in mind—without a destination and a map to get there—we can’t change ourselves over time to become more sovereign. This is mainly because sovereignty is a “razor’s edge” path or a high and lofty goal, requiring incredible dedication—not unlike mastering painting or the piano. This is made evident by the stringent qualifications needed of one who seeks it. Similarly, playing a piece of music requires precision and skill, where one mistake can ruin a whole composition. In the same way, sovereignty requires vigilant dedication, as one infraction or mistake can cause a dishonor that can only be restored by an act of restitution. A benevolent king, queen, or ruler can tarnish their entire legacy by a single act of tyranny.
Attributes and Traits of SovereignsAs you read the following incomplete listof character traits of a sovereign, it will likely become clear that spiritual masters throughout history are, for the most part, the meta-model or blueprint for the sovereign individual. Hence, many governments attempt to trace their right to rule to a spiritual figure, like all Christian nations. Virtues are also a good example of the characteristics of a sovereign, although certain lists are not perfect.
Sovereigns honor free will—they work with others honestly to negotiate clear and transparent agreements.
Sovereigns admit their mistakes, while also defending the truth with compassion, harmlessness, and vigilance.
Sovereigns seek the truth at all times, regardless of personal temptations or social pressures.
Sovereigns are humble in all conceivable ways, while also demonstrating courage.
Sovereigns always presume innocence—they never pre-judge a claim, information, a situation or person.
Sovereigns gain key knowledge and understanding (as much as possible) before taking an action—they gain control of their impulses that can lead to the harm of others.
Sovereigns maintain clear records of all their activities and provide ample notice to others, before taking action, to ensure free will is honored.
Sovereigns give others the benefit of the doubt and encourage the sovereignty (good faith and clean hands) in others, even when others have demonstrated malevolence—sovereigns practice forgiveness. However, they are not foolish or unwise when dishonor has been discovered in another.
Sovereigns defend themselves and others from harm—with force if necessary—but never through open acts of aggression.
Sovereigns are never the aggressor—they always avoid violence and harm in favor of diplomacy and cooperation—they recognize the crucial importance of free speech.
Sovereigns will not take advantage of others—the notion of voluntary slavery is abhorrent to sovereigns.
Sovereigns listen honestly and fairly, before issuing judgement—and always keep an open mind so as to gain more knowledge for reevaluation of past conclusions made.
Sovereigns never make excuses, tell lies, or hide the truth to avoid justice from their wrongdoing—although they clearly reveal the truth about what happened in defense of the truth.
Sovereigns proactively apologize, pay recompense, or sacrifice ego and prestige when they have made a mistake or done harm. They always seek to restore trust, honor, and fellowship, even with their “enemies.”
Sovereigns never claim victim status (avoiding responsibility by citing an external cause), while also recognizing that they didn’t necessarily create a harmful situation.
Sovereigns defend the rights of all people, even those who have harmed or caused damage to the sovereign or others.
Sovereigns never use excessive force, threats of violence or coercion to get their way. They would rather abandon a pursuit to avoid harming others.
In summary, a sovereign has sacrificed their personal time in the moment for the purpose of gaining knowledge and wisdom so they can be the best they can be in any situation.
They honestly seek to help others through the application of the truth (wisdom), and as such, sovereigns gain more knowledge over time. They dedicate themselves to self-mastery (gaining competence) through work, self-reflection, and self-discipline (building wisdom), qualifying them to help others to do the same.
And most importantly, a sovereign takes a “vow of poverty” or recognizes that wealth beyond what can be reasonably used is an offense to a progressively moral and benevolent society; a sovereign would never horde goods or refuse to offer services for selfish gain or aggrandizement. They really want to help others and dedicate their lives to that purpose, shedding egocentric desires so they can be impartial ministers to all life. They want the highest and best good for all.
All of the aforementioned qualities of sovereignty were discovered by researching the true foundations of law. And although it doesn’t appear this way on the surface, the legal system actually acknowledges these tenets and has built the hidden side of the legal system around them, namely the Trust/Canon/Ecclesiastical aspect of law.
This is one reason why the powers that be had to declare every man, woman, and child on earth an insane and irresponsible ward of the state because that presumption labels us incompetent—the antithesis of sovereignty. If we act that way, it proves their claim and gives them power. Hence, gaining a clear understanding of sovereignty is essential, so we can act as such and thereby dispel their presumption of our incompetence.
If one takes a moment to consider these qualities of character, it should be clear that a true sovereign is an ideal man or woman. And as was suggested earlier, various religious figures can embody these qualities, like Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, and so on. Whether or not these figures existed doesn’t matter—we can reflect on the stories like a child reflects on a fable, acquiring knowledge in the process.
On Authority and Social CohesionIt is not the cleverness of this or that set of laws and rules alone that makes a coherent (or just) civilization; rather, it is the character of the people that make up said civilization, which determines the level of coherence (prosperity) or dissonance (hardship) it experiences.
Within this framework, a great challenge is placed at the feet of any who would call themselves “sovereign”: how does one operate a truly moral society? How does one acquire and wield power for the benefit of many? What makes an honorable and effective problem solver and leader?
I am not talking about coercion or ad-hoc, top-down forms of pseudo-authority when I use the word “sovereign” to describe benevolent governance. Consider that every nation on earth has a top-down power structure, where the state uses threats and fines to coerce the citizens into obedience—which can be understood by the fact nations presume citizens are incompetent. In contrast, the essence of sovereignty is to lead by demonstration of your competence in a given area of endeavor.
Think about it this way: if someone had played a musical instrument for decades of their life, would you not consider them a bona fide authority on how to play that instrument? Put another way: If you had the option of taking guitar lessons from a professionally trained musician or a random guy who has never played before, who would choose to be your teacher? Obviously, authority, in this sense, rests with the one who is skilled—not the person who makes the biggest claims. To be even more precise it rests with the one who is skilled in educating others. A music teacher doesn’t become a better authority in music because they use intimidation or threats of violence. Similarly, sovereigns have authority because they have real working knowledge (about many things) and can use it effectively and honorably.
When your knowledge, skillset, and ability to work with others becomes comprehensive enough to solve real-world problems—without hurting others in the process--that is the moment you step into true sovereignty.
The Irrevocable Link Between Rights and ResponsibilityThe connection between rights and responsibilities has become hazy over the years, likely because it’s easier to control people who can’t use their rights responsibly.
In law, when someone acts with dishonor, when they harm another and avoid justice, when they fail to use their rights responsibility, this is called incompetence, and it is the antithesis of sovereignty. The powers that be encourage us to act irresponsibly so they can support their claims of authority. In light of this, learning how to be truly sovereign is beneficial for yourself and the world.
The reality is, we cannot have rights without the responsibility. Consider when a group of “activists” take to the street to demand “rights” without the concept of responsibility entering into their discourse or lexicon--are such demands valid without also accepting the responsibility to use them well?
A right is the recognition of capacity—that we can do something—which is usually endorsed by another or society in some way. Generally speaking, valid or moral rights are actions that do not harm others, as well as actions that are the most beneficial for all involved.
For example, I benefit from the right to life, and so do others when I do things that they appreciate. The fruit of my labors is enjoyed by others. Another example is the right to free speech, which allows me the benefit of sharing my ideas and engaging with others. But I have to use this right without harming someone else. And this where responsibility comes in.
Responsibility means the ability, or more often the duty, to respond or take care of something—an obligation or debt. In this sense, responsibility is the negative side of the rights and responsibility coin, because we have to do something to restore balance if harm or damage occurs. For example, if we caused a car accident then we’re responsible for the damage—we have to do something to make things right. When one person conveys or transfers rights to another, the person that receives the rights is responsible for using them per the instructions that were given, so long as those instructions are lawful. For example, if you lend your friend a car, they are responsible for giving it back to you after the specified time has expired, and usually, we ask for it to be returned undamaged. The positive benefit of using the car (the right of use) is balanced by the negative responsibility (obligation) of using it properly.
You may think that you have “unlimited” access to the vehicle that is your mind and body, but if you use these things in such a way that results in undue harm upon others, then they have the right to restrain you. In summation: if you are not willing to approach life in a virtuous, sane, and constructive manner, then others have the right to subdue you—forcefully, if necessary—when your behavior runs the risk of harming innocent bystanders.
This might sound harsh, but it’s essential to understand for those seeking true sovereignty. And it also underscores a key theme: a true sovereign upholds true law, effectively becoming a law enforcement officer, while also protecting the people from tyrannical persons and governments. In this sense, the more people who embody sovereignty the more just, fair, and prosperous our world becomes.
Defenders of Life, Law, and the RealmThe ability to take actions in the world means that what we do will affect others in some way—our responsibility is to ensure these effects will be as beneficial as possible.
If we can’t use these powers harmlessly, then a sovereign (a defender of the law and the realm) will take steps to prevent us from harming others. In this sense, one who polices themselves is a true sovereign, recognizing that freedom can’t exist harmoniously without responsibility. In a world populated by sovereigns, everyone is their “brother’s (and sister’s) keeper”—everyone defends the truth, justice, and the rights of others.
A Sovereign not only operates with good intentions but is also required to be diligent, rational, and methodical in their role as custodian. One who wishes to feed the world but has no knowledge about the underlying causes of poverty and hunger cannot easily achieve their goal. Therefore, the onus is on the sovereign is to constantly learn and improve their knowledge and skill sets so that they can benefit the world around them.
Can you describe the true causes of poverty? Do you know how social structures are built and broken, truly? Can you diagnose the causes of hunger in your community, and are you willing to address them methodically and empirically? Only if you can answer those questions in the positive, with a coherent argument and evidence, can you begin to imagine yourself as “sovereign” because working knowledge is required to avoid making things worse. If you’re thinking “I just ‘go within’ and let my heart tell me the answer and let the details take care of themselves” then this is certainly a good start, but you need more. It isn’t enough to rely on intuition alone because it can be manipulated. Such insights need to be cross-checked against reality, using a logical, empirical process whenever possible.
How do you know this heartfelt action won’t cause harm? How do you know for certain that your emotions aren’t being manipulated via social engineering and electromagnetic influencing technology? Without conscious analysis and critical thought, any emotionally charged choice is basically blind faith that you know what you’re doing. But a sovereign goes beyond simple emotional resonance and blind faith, they seek the truth and ask hard questions so as to support their ideas with key knowledge and understanding—holistic consciousness. A sovereign wants to know, in detail, what the problem is, who is affected, how to solve it and what needs to be done without harming anyone else—all of which requires dedication, investigation, and persistence—not blind faith in your heart. You need to be comprehensive, accurate and specific with your knowledge (because that’s what responsibility requires).
It is also very important that you know how to communicate with a wide variety of people—not just those who have been nurtured in the same cultural echo-chamber as you have. It is all too easy for well-intentioned people to set aside the hard work of personal due diligence for easy groupthink answers and ideologies. We need only look at the divide and conquer mayhem sweeping the planet, as well-intentioned people are recruited into quasi-terrorist organizations like Antifa, which justifies all manner of violence in the name of “social justice.”
It was said of Neo, at the end of The Matrix Trilogy that he would fight for the benefit of the world and of all people, not new agers, not conservatives, not liberals, not truthers, but all, period, “to the very last breath.” Ultimately, this is that attitude you must adopt if you are going to apply the label of “sovereign” to yourself.
You Have a Right to Learn and Grow—Being Sovereign is Hard, and There’s No Shame In Having a Lot to LearnIf you couldn’t answer the above questions then don’t sweat it—the whole point of this article is to help you see that the word sovereign has profound and, some could say, dire implications. Not everyone is going to be able to achieve all of the above, and that is completely okay.
Sovereignty is not some quick and easy thing to accomplish in a single afternoon, like earning a metal in a video game. It’s also not something we mindlessly suffer through, thinking we’ll earn our status even if we haven’t learned anything in the end. It is a lifelong pursuit, measured by definitive markers of progress, with ever-expanding and increasing degrees of competence, skill, and benevolent power. It might take you years to make one step forward, or it could take days—but it’s not a race. Don’t look around you to measure your progress against the achievements of others—it is a decidedly self-focused work. The sooner you start the better but don’t beat yourself up if you only make small leaps forward after long times of struggle.
You should never feel bad if you have a lot to do and learn, because, among other things, the act of learning itself is one of the greatest joys there is, and you have a right to experience that joy to the fullest no matter what “stage” of growth you may be going through.
Living the life of a sovereign is very hard—especially in a world where dishonesty, malevolence, and coercion are endemic. No one has the right to prejudge you for not living up to such high standards. Indeed, one of the central tragedies of our modern world is the fact that accurate knowledge and competence have been deliberately robbed from generations of men and women by a parasitic banking-government-prison-complex—effectively orphaning humanity from the wisdom of its forebears. Our challenges are proportionately greater to the extent that the truth has been hidden from us—yet this does not negate the necessity for finding the truth and living in accordance with it.
Nonetheless, every little bit of healing and repair counts, and that which has been forgotten can be remembered. We do not need “sovereign status” to contribute vitally to the upliftment of ourselves and our world—and yet, the more we learn, grow and share with others, the more we mutuallyenableeach other to achieve sovereignty, as it has been described herein.
Again, this is not a race—you do not need to become “sovereign” to be a good person or to be happy. Just please, for the sake of clear communication, so as to not muddy the waters—don’t misuse the word if you’re not prepared to lead a life of intense dedication and egoic sacrifice for the benefit of ALL.
Last ThoughtsAs was said in the beginning, this article is specifically meant to undo the toxic notion that sovereignty can be treated like a conceptual free-for-all, because such a notion does not help our world heal but rather appears to give license for all sorts of self-aggrandizement. Tragically, and most pertinently, it often tricks well-intentioned individuals into behaving in ways that get them into trouble with the law and with society, not to mention giving another reason for the unaware masses to think people in the truth movement are crazy. And finally, our inability to be responsible, sane, rational and compassionate people provides support for claims of authority on the part of the powers that be. To many out there, sovereignty means a free pass to do whatever they want. But as was just described, the true meaning of sovereignty is much deeper, more important and sacred. The true concept of a sovereign is the ultimate world healing guide for all those who love truth, freedom, justice, and prosperity. Is it any wonder, then, why the term has been marginalized and diluted? If even 1% of the population adopted a truly sovereign way of life, arguably the world would change for the better very quickly.
With one sovereign, a man or woman can somewhat protect themselves from oppression. With ten sovereigns, a growing micro-community of wealth and benevolence can be created. With one hundred sovereigns, slow and steady work to restore law and order can begin. With one thousand sovereigns, criminal governments can be held back from doing as much harm as they have in the past. And with one million sovereigns and a culture of sovereignty, we can restore the rule of law, create prosperity for ourselves and the future, and ensure the insidious powers that be never again enslave the people.
We are all in this together. So let’s join forces to heal the planet. By knowing the hard-core demands that befall the one who calls themselves sovereign, you’ll be able to see through the lies promulgated by fake “sovereignty” gurus—specifically those who would try to convince you that you’re already “sovereign” by virtue of the fact that you are alive and can spell the word in a document or two.
No amount of UCC1 Financing Statements, notices to the Secretary of State, or claiming of one’s birth certificate will make you sovereign—if you aren’t truly embodying the above-mentioned qualities. Even more, by having respect for the concept you are that much more empowered to both recognize and embody it.
So please, the next time someone tells you that you are “sovereign” merely because you exist, then ask them: what would you do if someone handed you a billion dollars?
If the person replies back “I’d get a nice yacht” or “I’d buy a futuristic car and giant house”, then you know you’re dealing with asovereign in name only.
For a true sovereign, an appropriate answer is: “If I had a billion dollars I’d use it to settle my valid needs, while also starting massive restoration programs for the sake of healing our ecosystem and our society after having performed enough research to know for a fact—bypassing all personal prejudice and dogma—that said programs are viable. These programs would be as omni-comprehensive as possible, taking into account the full spectrum of human and planetary needs. Furthermore, they would be voluntarily adopted, managed in transparency and in trust, under administrative structures of necessary sufficiency to implement them.” Any answer less than that is not worthy of a sovereign. I hope you’ve gained an understanding of what true sovereignty is, and that you can start working toward this high goal right now.
Remember, you don’t need paperwork to be sovereign—paperwork is only a record of something that already exists in reality.
Ultimately, the nature of your character makes you sovereign. So for the sake of a better life for yourself, and a more just and prosperous world for others, take the time to gain competence, knowledge, and wisdom so that all your actions and pursuits are affected with honor, grace, and benevolence for all.
About The Author
Conscious Optimist –I am nothing more than an example of someone who decided to make an honest effort to become accountable to the Truth, and to see what I could do to help improve my life and the conditions of the world beyond myself. One fateful day, roughly a decade ago, I realized that I knew absolutely nothing about the world or myself and decided that this was unacceptable. I began amassing a pile of books on every subject I considered important to the world and to myself. I have been reading, experimenting, and contemplating ever since, having categorically rejected the premise that it is “good enough” for other people to be “smart on my behalf.” Today I possess somewhat extensive knowledge on subjects as diverse as Law, Music, Hypnosis, Ecology, the Occult, Theology, and Politics, and do the best I can to synthesize this knowledge into articles and presentations for the benefit of all knowledge-seekers, self-helpers, and world-healers who may, from time to time, stumble upon my work. If you’d like to reach me, you can email me at email@example.com, though unfortunately I cannot promise I’ll respond since my time is very limited.
What Mystics, Prophets and Ancient Cultures Revealed About Hyper-Dimensional Entities
By Makia Freeman Hyper-dimensional entities have been recognized, discussed and warned about for literally millennia, throughout the history of humanity. Naturally, there are many people who scoff at the very idea of such beings, believing them to be fictitious inv entions of the human mind. However, the fact that so many cultures, traditions, religions and spiritualities have discussed the nature of these creatures, using different terms but essentially describing the same thing, gives credence to the idea that they exist. We have been cautioned for millennia that humanity is under psychic attack by a group of energetic, discarnate beings that seed thoughts of judgement, separation, anxiety, anger and fear in order to generate loosh (negative emotional energy) that they siphon off as food. In searching for what force is really behind the construction of the New World Order and the grander conspiracy, one is bound to investigate these hyper-dimensional entities, who may be the original handlers, puppet masters and mind control perpetrators manipulating the whole of mankind.
Beyond the Frequency Band of Human PerceptionWe have to take seriously the idea that the hidden ruler(s) of this crazy world are invisible, or at least, operate from frequencies beyond normal perception. After all, no one knows exactly from where thoughts originate. If there were a force that could control which thoughts are beamed into the mind, then every single living person would be vulnerable to psychic attack. These hyper-dimensional entities are said to be able to infiltrate your mind, make their voice sound like yours and entice you to do their bidding – all with the aim of generating fear, which is their food. Are they are the “gods” of yore that demanded sacrifice? Are they the evil spirits that possess people? Are they the masters of trickery who continually try to keep us in fear and out of our center of power – our heart? What follows is a list of 10 different traditions and cultures that describe these hyper-dimensional entities using their own terms and ideas.
1. The Archons (Gnosticism)The ancient Gnostics were named after gnôsis, the Greek word for knowledge or insight. Gnosticism was a loosely organized religious and philosophical movement that flourished in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. The Gnostics believed that the material world was the result of a primordial error on the part of a divine being (usually called Sophia [Wisdom] or the Logos). They attributed the creation and control of the material world to a semi-divine, ignorant creature known, who was called Saklas (the fool), Ialdebaoth (the blind god) or the Demiurge (from the Greek dêmiourgos which means craftsman, but which the Gnostics meant as the architect or lesser creative force).
In Gnostic mythology/cosmology, both Sophia and the Demiurge are subordinate to the Supreme Being/Cosmos (God). The Demiurge was antagonistic to anything spiritual, and had a group of servants known as the Archons (Greek meaning ruler). The research of Gnostic scholar John Lash reveals that the Gnostics were early mystic shamans who reached high states of consciousness, knew their direct connection with the Cosmos and honored the importance of the female principle (Sophia) to live balanced lives. He concludes that the Catholic Church feared their power, so it killed them and banished the survivors underground.
The Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumran Palestine and the Nag Hammadi Codices discovered in Egypt (both in the 1940s) are important Gnostic texts which expose the truth about the Archons. Here is a quote from the Apocryphon of John, a Nag Hammadi text:
“They sought to overpower humanity in its psychological and perceptual functions… although they saw that human thinking was superior to theirs… For indeed their delight is bitter and their beauty is depraved. And their triumph is in deception (apaton), leading astray, for their own structure is without divinity.” The Gnostics were postulating the idea of a predatory alien presence that took delight in others’ pain and that used deception as a tool. Disconnected from their own power (“without divinity”), they became parasites that had to hijack the energy of others to survive.
2. Demons (Christianity)These same forces are called Demons in the Christian tradition. In this famous quote from Ephesians 6:12, the creatures are actually called “rulers” and “authorities”, which directly echoes the language used to describe the Archons in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammed texts:
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Christianity also contains a tradition of exorcism of evil spirits. The Gospel contains many stories of Jesus casting out the evil spirits. This tradition continues to the current day. Father Gabriele Amorth was a former official in the Vatican who served as exorcist for the diocese of Rome for 30 years. He was also the founder of the International Association of Exorcists.
3. Jinn / Djinn (Arabian mythology)In pre-Islamic Arabia before the rise of the prophet Muhammad in the 6th century CE, Arabian mythology contains references to the Jinn or Djinn, who were considered to be supernatural spirits (and could be good or bad). Jinn is a classification of a number of different types of supernatural being. The book The Evolution of the Concept of the Jinn from Pre-Islam to Islam describes how they could appear as pure spiritual beings or angels or demons, as indicated by Ibn Manzur, in “Lisan al-Arab”:
“The people of the Jahiliyyah called angels – peace be upon them – jinn because they were invisible from sight …” They could also be tangible creatures, particularly with animal-like characteristics, as stated by The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics:
“… were not pure spirits, for they were often represented as hairy and often as having the form of an ostrich or a snake.”
The book mentions 4 specific types of Jinn in the pre-Islamic world:
1. Ghul: we get the English word “ghoul” from this. The ghuls were desert demons believed to rob graves and devour corpses. They seemed to appear in many different forms, often animalistic. They could appear and disappear “like the light of a torch”. They left a physical corpse behind when killed, thus the poem by Ta’abbata Sharran:
“I spent the night leaning on her, waiting for the morning to see what I caught. Then I found two eyes in an ugly head, similar to the head of a cat with a forked tongue.”
2. Si’lah: The difference between this and the former is not clear to me. They seem to be more sneaky and clever. A story exists of a one marrying and bearing human children. Possible other differences may be that they are active during the day, instead of at night, or that the Si’lah is female, and the Ghul male. neither seems to be universally respected though.
3. Shiqq: this was a man with only half of a body who would beat a human to death if encountered. From Al-Jahiz:
“There, a shiqq appeared to him. He had only one hand, one eye, one leg. They recited poetry to each other, then they hit each other, and both of them fell dead.”
4. Shaytan: this will be expanded upon below. The English word “Satan” is derived from this Arabic word. They were noted for being smart, cunning, powerful and generally rebellious.
4. Shaytan / Satan (Islam)The Shaytan (plural Shayatin) belongs to pre-Islamic Arabian mythology, however there is a story that Muhammad was tricked by one (although there are debates by scholars over the historicity of this incident), realized it, and came out publicly the next day to correct what he said. In the Quran, there is the story of Iblis, the first Shaytan, who was apparently made by Allah (God) from a fire so pure that not even smoke could mar its beauty.
This is interesting, because reference to the Archons as made from smokeless fire crops up repeatedly across different traditions. Iblis refused to bow to Adam (who was after all a mere man made of clay), so Allah banished him from heaven. Iblis swore to take revenge on Adam and all clay-men like him.
Iblis is considered the lord of all Shayatin and is said to have gathered an army of Shayatin and Jinn to persecute mankind. A Shaytan is described as a sweeping force and a whispering voice, visible only to donkeys, who bray desperate warnings when they see it approaching. This again is noteworthy, since this highlights the theme that these hyper-dimensional entities are outside the normal range of normal human perception – but not outside the perceptions of other creatures such as animals like donkeys (or cats), and not outside the range of human perception when a person (through will, intent or even psychedelics) expands his or her perception range.
5. Hostile Forces (Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, Rudolf Steiner)Sri Aurobindo was an Indian sage who founded Integral Yoga. He wrote about the Archons using the term hostile forces: “It [the adverse force] is the Power that keeps up ignorance and darkness in the world —it can only be destroyed when mankind is no longer in love with ignorance and darkness. Each sadhak has to push it out of contact with his being. When it has gone from him, then there will be no longer any serious difficulties in his sadhana [practise] … The hostile Forces are Powers of Darkness who are in revolt against the Light and the Truth and want to keep this world under their rule in darkness and ignorance. Whenever anyone wants to reach the Truth, to realise the Divine, they stand in the way as much as possible … Sometimes they possess men in order to act through them, sometimes they take birth in a human body. When their use in the play is over, they will either change or disappear or no longer seek to intervene in the earth-play.”
The Mother, a woman closely associated with Sri Aurobindo and his work, talks about it here as she elucidates upon spirit possession or demonic possession:
“Question: When a being is possessed by a hostile force, what becomes of his psychic? Mother: It depends on the degree of the possession. Usually it is something progressive. First there is an influence under which one comes … The second: the influence becomes permanent and there is one part of the being which deteriorates, which is constantly under this influence and expresses it. After this, the being which has cast this influence tries to enter that part. Then, usually, this produces a conflict, a kind of inner battle … if one doesn’t know how to resist and doesn’t succeed in shaking off the hold, then gradually the being that has seized upon a part of the person acts like an octopus and spreads its tentacles like that, slowly and everywhere; and finally it is a total possession. At the moment of the total possession, either the possessed person becomes completely unbalanced or he becomes a kind of monster …”
Rudolf Steiner is known for many things including his revolutionary ideas about education. He too was aware of the Archons:
“There are beings in the spiritual realms for whom anxiety and fear emanating from human beings offer welcome food. When humans have no anxiety and fear, then these creatures starve … If fear and anxiety radiates from people and they break out in panic, then these creatures find welcome nutrition and they become more and more powerful. These beings are hostile towards humanity. Everything that feeds on negative feelings, on anxiety, fear and superstition, despair or doubt, are in reality hostile forces in supersensible worlds, launching cruel attacks on human beings, while they are being fed. Therefore, it is above all necessary to begin with that the person who enters the spiritual world overcomes fear, feelings of helplessness, despair and anxiety. But these are exactly the feelings that belong to contemporary culture and materialism; because it estranges people from the spiritual world, it is especially suited to evoke hopelessness and fear of the unknown in people, thereby calling up the above mentioned hostile forces against them.” 6. Cosmic Predator / Mud Shadow (Shamanic a la Castaneda)Out of all the descriptions of hyper-dimensional entities thus far presented, the descriptions given by Carlos Castaneda in his 12th and final book, The Active Side of Infinity, are the most disturbing for me personally. I still remember reading it in my early 20s and being shocked to my core. Some part of me knew it was deeply true, and it rendered anything else I had learnt in my life up until that point as irrelevant and meaningless, because this was, without doubt, where the real battle lay. Castaneda relates what his mentor Don Juan taught him about the Archons, which he called the Cosmic Predator and the Mud Shadow: “We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The Predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us docile, helpless. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don’t do so … this was an energetic fact for the sorcerers of ancient Mexico … They took us over because we are food for them, and they squeeze us mercilessly because we are their sustenance. Just as we rear chickens in chicken coops, the predators rear us in human coops, humaneros. Therefore, their food is always available to them.” “Sorcerers believe that the predators have given us our systems of belief, our ideas of good and evil, our social mores. They are the ones who set up our hopes and expectations and dreams of success or failure. They have given us covetousness, greed, and cowardice. It is the predators who make us complacent, routinary, and egomaniacal … In order to keep us obedient and meek and weak, the predators engaged themselves in a stupendous manoeuvre stupendous, of course, from the point of view of a fighting strategist. A horrendous manoeuvre from the point of view of those who suffer it. They gave us their mind! Do you hear me? The predators give us their mind, which becomes our mind. The predators’ mind is baroque, contradictory, morose, filled with the fear of being discovered any minute now … through the mind, which, after all, is their mind, the predators inject into the lives of human beings whatever is convenient for them. And they ensure, in this manner, a degree of security to act as a buffer against their fear.”
“The sorcerers of ancient Mexico were quite ill at ease with the idea of when [the predator] made its appearance on Earth. They reasoned that man must have been a complete being at one point, with stupendous insights, feats of awareness that are mythological legends nowadays. And then, everything seems to disappear, and we have now a sedated man. What I’m saying is that what we have against us is not a simple predator. It is very smart, and organized. It follows a methodical system to render us useless. Man, the magical being that he is destined to be, is no longer magical. He’s an average piece of meat.”
The Mud Shadow explains the seemingly irreconcilable difference between man the genius engineer and man the stupid idiot. The Cosmic Predator uses man as food, but in order to get the most loosh he can, he has to whip man up into a negative frenzy, much as farmers fatten their chickens and cattle before killing them. Don Juan specifically explains that every human has a glowing coat of awareness upon which the Predator feeds; it “milks” man by provoking emotional drama so as to generate flashes of awareness that it then eats. In other places in the Castaneda book series, Don Juan describes the Mud Shadow as a foreign installation, and even hints that certain shamans (sorcerers) have seen the creature/creatures.
7. The Evil Magician (Gurdjieff)The Russian mystic George Gurdjieff echoed the same idea of man being a dulled creature, robbed of his power. Gurdjieff believed most people lived their lives in a kind of hypnotic trance or waking sleep. He illustrated this in his story of the evil magician:
“There was an evil magician. He lived deep in the mountains and the forests, and he had thousands of sheep. But the problem was that the sheep were afraid of the magician because every day the sheep were seeing that one of them was being killed for his breakfast, another was being killed for his lunch. So they ran away from the magician’s ranch and it was a difficult job to find them in the vast forest. Being a magician, he used magic. He hypnotized all the sheep and suggested to them first of all that they were immortal and that no harm was being done to them when they were skinned, that, on the contrary, it would be very good for them and even pleasant; secondly he suggested that the magician was a good master who loved his flock so much that he was ready to do anything in the world for them; and in the third place he suggested to them that if anything at all were going to happen to them it was not going to happen just then, at any rate not that day, and therefore they had no need to think about it.
He then told different sheep…to some, “You are a man, you need not be afraid. It is only the sheep who are going to be killed and eaten, not you. You are a man just like I am.” Some other sheep were told, “You are a lion – only sheep are afraid. They escape, they are cowards. You are a lion; you would prefer to die than to run away. You don’t belong to these sheep. So when they are killed it is not your problem. They are meant to be killed, but you are the most loved of my friends in this forest.” In this way, he told every sheep different stories, and from the second day, the sheep stopped running away from the house.
They still saw other sheep being killed, butchered, but it was not their concern. Somebody was a lion, somebody was a tiger, somebody was a man, somebody was a magician and so forth. Nobody was a sheep except the one who was being killed. This way, without keeping servants, he managed thousands of sheep. They would go into the forest for their food, for their water, and they would come back home, believing always one thing: “It is some sheep who is going to be killed, not you. You don’t belong to the sheep. You are a lion – respected, honored, a friend of the great magician.” The magician’s problems were solved and the sheep never ran away again.”
Gurdjieff believed humanity was not only like a flock of sheep, but also food for the moon, a concept which is well explained here:
“In the Fourth Way cosmology, creation proceeds outward and downward from a central point, called Sun Absolute. Creation passes through multiple levels, known as cosmoi or worlds and finally reaches the level corresponding to Earth. Due to special cosmic circumstance, organic life on Earth is necessary for receiving this energy of creation and transforming this into a form that is passed further along, to “feed” the “Moon”, which is said to be growing. All this is seen as a natural process where organic Earth life, including man, performs a function in a cosmic organism, a little like bacteria perform a function in the human digestive system. The fact of mankind collectively being required to produce certain ‘vibrations’ or ‘energies’ for serving various cosmic purposes is stressed throughout George Gurdjieff’s Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson. So called planetary influences cause mankind to fight wars and endure cataclysms so that a certain quota of energy release be fulfilled and the “Moon fed”.”
The ideas of a Predator eating our awareness (loosh) and food for the moon are all synonymous. 8. Wetiko (Native American Indian)In slight contrast to the view of the Archons as presented in the works of Castaneda and elsewhere, the Native American Indian traditions conceived hyper-dimensional entities as a mind virus, which they called wetiko. In an earlier article Mind Virus Wetiko: Collective Shadow of Humanity, I expanded upon the idea of wetiko and the shadow as explained by brilliant psychologist Carl Jung. The wetiko is based in the unconsciousness of the collective psyche: “[Wetiko] is a master of distraction, making us look outside of ourselves and find issues and problems there, rather than looking within. We find people or groups outside of ourselves that match our projections of evil or darkness, then falsely believe the darkness is (only) outside of ourselves. This becomes a self-perpetuating feedback loop where we become unwitting propagators of wetiko.”
“Paul suggests that whether we look at wetiko as a cunning enemy out to destroy us, or a cheeky challenger out to prod and poke us into a fuller awareness, is a matter of perspective. Obviously, it is more empowering to view the created situations and outcomes of the mind virus as gifts rather than as curses or burdens, because the former view may spur us on to become better people, while the latter may lead us to anger and hate. We do, at least, have that much choice, but unless we are already a fully awakened or enlightened individual, we do not yet have the choice of whether to invite wetiko into our lives or not. It’s already here, and it’s not going away, unless every last speck of shadow is fully acknowledged.”
Form this perspective, the hyper-dimensional entities are part of a single mind virus which tries to trick us at every turn, causing us to see problems in others (psychological projection) when really the problems originate in ourselves.
Other References to Hyper-Dimensional EntitiesThe list above is not complete, for there are many other traditions which speak of the same basic idea. The concept of Maya (in Hinduism) and Samsara (in Buddhism) describe the state of being lost in the illusion of the shadow or being led around by temptation and seduction (due to the Archontic influence). According to Bernard Guenther, there are other references to hyper-dimensional entities, e.g. Lords of Destiny (Hermeticism) and the General Law (Esoteric Christianity).
How Do ETs Fit into All of This?At this point, the overwhelming evidence for the existence of aliens or ETs (Extraterrestrials) must be mentioned – especially for the Greys and Reptilians. It is unclear where these beings are the same thing as the Archons (who are not physical), or whether they are physical and therefore subject to psychic attack by the Archons just as mankind is, though I tend to believe the latter. There are many different whistleblowers who claim to have had physical interactions with Greys and Reptilians (you can read some of them here and here) including Phil Schneider, Niara Isley, Nadira Duran, Barbara Lamb and many others. There is also the idea put forth by many such as Whitley Strieber that hostile ETs (engaged in producing an alien-human hybrid race through genetic engineering) cannot physically experience Earth in their own bodies, so they appear to be trying to experience it through others. This idea suggests there is something different, non-corporeal or ethereal about these ETs, just as there undoubtedly is with the Archons. They can’t quite cross dimensions. However, more research needs to be done in this area.
One final note on this aspect of the topic: a common theme among stories about hyper-dimensional entities and Reptilians is that there is some kind of channel which is opened (especially during ritual). This channel is a 2-way street. The possessing force takes over the vessel’s thoughts, words and actions to some degree, while the possessed gets to used borrowed energy and feels a dark rush or adrenaline high. The main point of this demonic possession is so that the hyper-dimensional entity can cross over dimensions more easily into this world. This is very important to remember when looking at the sick sexual and sacrificial Satanic rituals performed by the elite at places like Bohemian Grove. David Icke’s take on it is this: while Archons can come in to our reality, it takes so much energy for them to remain in our frequency band that they can’t stay very long. So, they have possessed the elite New World Order (NWO) families who are essentially “Archon Families” who channel them and bring about their agenda on Earth. The British Royal Family, psychopathic CEOs and pedophilic leaders are expressions of the Archon mentality on Earth.
Beware the Fake LightThere is much evidence that it is the Archons who are behind the “fake light” of the New Age movement, the possible light trap at the point of death and the ubiquitous divide-and-rule strategy we see everywhere in the push towards a NWO. This topic is too big to go into here, however I will briefly quote Cameron Day: “In order to capture and control the widest possible spectrum of souls, the corrupt demiurge split its agents into two seemingly opposing teams: Dark vs (false) Light … What matters most to the demiurge is that we worship it or one of its agents, regardless if they are on the light team or the dark team. The corrupt demiurge is an entropic system of artificially-induced separation consciousness that is slowly dying, and it depends on harvesting the energy from the souls incarnated within its system in order to preserve its existence.” Final ThoughtsEven though there is a lot of evidence for the existence of Archons, we have to consider the possibility that we may be anthropomorphizing them. Perhaps they are actual creatures, or perhaps they are symbolic representations of our our shadows, our wounds and our fears. Either way, when those tempting, seductive and tormenting thoughts arrive in your head – as happens to every human on the planet – you have a very real battle in front of you and inside of you. That much we can say for sure. I will end this series by suggesting the following ways you can confront and overcome the hyper-dimensional entities, so that you are no longer their prisoner, although this work may take an entire lifetime:
– Name the Demon: once you take responsibility or own a part of your shadow or unconscious behavior, it loses its grip on you. This is especially powerful when done semi-publicly in front of a safe group of people you trust.
– Integrate, Don’t Obliterate: from a spiritual and psychological perspective, overcoming the shadow is all about integration, not obliteration. You can’t destroy the “dark side” since it will be always be there as part of the whole in contrast to love, so that we can know what love truly is. The spiritual path is about healing whatever split we hold within by integrating the disassociated parts of ourselves into a fully aware whole.
– Be the Observer / Watcher: develop a practice of watching the voices inside of your head, so that you don’t identify with them. The only way they can actually have power over you is by tricking you into identifying with a certain metal position. – Do Your Inner Work: the battle is within. Focus on what’s inside of you. It’s hard to save the world or effectively help others if you haunted by past wounds that you haven’t healed.
– Worry about your own Shadow, not Others’: we all know it’s far easier to see the shadow in others than ourselves, but each person can only heal themselves.
– Revoke all Agreements/Contracts with any Negative Hyper-Dimensional Entities: with power, certainty and authority, state that you are cancelling and revoking any and all agreements with any hyper-dimensional entities you believe have a hold over you.
– Sharpen your Intuition and Discernment: the more you connect with your intuition (gut-heart) and not your reason (mind), the more you will know rather than try to figure out. Your intuition will help you discern which voice is real and which voices are tricking you. It will also help you discern truth from falsehood as a reader and researcher. The truth is never just handed to you on a golden platter. You have to struggle and sweat for it.
– Find the Place of Invulnerability and Power Inside of You: as Paul Levy says, “the only way to defeat wetiko is to find the place inside of yourself which is invulnerable to wetiko.” Learn to laugh at the voices of hopelessness, despair and temptation. They are not true, unless you believe them. To all – good luck in your battle of confronting your inner demons! And as Plato said – be kind, for everyone is fighting this battle. References:
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