What is Sovereignty, Why is it Important, and How do You Earn it?
Conscious Optimist, Guest
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 custodian of 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 list of 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.
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 mutually enable each 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 a sovereign 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, though unfortunately I cannot promise I’ll respond since my time is very limited.
Co-Authored by Justin Deschamps.
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Psychic Parasites, Inter-Dimensional Beings and the Occult Elite
“Know thyself and you will know the Universe and the Gods”
– Delphi Oracle
By Alex Vandenberg, Contributor
When scurrying down the rabbit hole on the pathless path one is inevitably confronted by an inter-dimensional race of beings, often of an insect-like reptilian nature, perched atop the pinnacle of power that constitutes the nucleus of the New World Order. The appellations attributed to these dark interstellar actors are myriad and run the gamut of everything from the Sumerian Anunnaki to the Sons of God. While there is a plethora of contemporary material available on the subject, it appears very little has been written on what these ancient “gods” actually are. Instead of adding to the convoluted nature of the subject with more conjecture, let’s try to pin down these phantasmagoric apparitions and put them within a contextual framework that sheds light on their true nature. For if we are to defeat our enemy we must truly understand that enemy.
Pieces of the PuzzleFrom the ancient ruins and relics of the past, to the ecstatic, visionary experiences of shamans across all cultures and epochs, to the pre-historic paintings that grace the underground caverns of Pech Merle; to the mythologies of the world, the literature on fairies of medieval times, the practices of black magick by a certain Satanic cult, and even our modern-day documented accounts of the alien abduction experience, we seemingly find evidence of these agencies of the underworld everywhere. We even find their ephemeral, ethereal personages imbued within the sacred architecture of our nation’s capital along with numerous bas reliefs, statues, monuments, and fountains that are literally littered throughout the world. It’s almost as if these invisible entities are clandestinely announcing their presence behind the scenes while quietly charting the course of humanity.
When undertaking more than just a cursory examination of the aforementioned (as well as other subject fields) we uncover a whole slew of parallels and patterns which ultimately culminate in a cornucopia of commonality and continuity. In essence, what we discover (among other things) is that the so-called fairies, shamanic spirits, mythological gods, DMT entities, and aliens are all qualitatively equivalent; that they are not mutually exclusive separate phenomena but rather different forms or manifestations of the same recurring phenomena that has been transpiring since the dawn of recorded history. In addition, we find that the non-ordinary transcendental experience associated with these entities itself seems to be evolving.
Instead of diving head first into the more esoteric aspects of this ongoing intervention into the affairs of humanity, let’s gradually wade ourselves into the deep end of the waters by highlighting one of the main attributes of their modus operandi. This facet I’m referring to is the parasitic quality of their nature. More specifically, it is the demonstrable notion that they literally utilize our energetic emanations as a food source for purposes of their own survival and expansion. We see this peculiar operating principle in the great epic poems, including Homer and Virgil’s works, where the gods are routinely described as swooping over the savory smoke of sacrifice to lick up the scintillating effluvia, i.e. the food of the gods. Whether it is in the fields of mythology, magick, or shamanism- or in the milieu of a modern-day scientific setting, we consistently uncover this particularly pernicious aspect of their character, as can be gleaned from the selected quotes below:
“The gods did smell the savour, the gods did smell the savour sweet, the gods gathered like flies around the man making sacrifice.” – The Epic of Gilgamesh
“These Elementals live in the soul-realm of man as long as he lives, and grow strong and fat, for they live on his life-principle, and are fed by the substance of his thoughts.”- Franz Hartmann, M.D.s, Magic: White and Black
“They took 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, gallineros, the predators rear us in human coops, humaneros. Therefore, their food is always available to them.”- Carlos Castaneda, The Active Side of Infinity
“They are attracted to emotions. Animal fear is what attracts them the most; it releases the kind of energy that suits them.”- Carlos Castaneda, The Fire from Within
“They were interested in emotion…They feasted as they made love to me.”- Rick Strassman, M.D., quoting DMT volunteer speaking of insect-like, reptilian creatures in DMT The Spirit Molecule
When reading through the above quotes one can’t help be reminded of that now famous scene within the movie The Matrix when Morpheus initiates the unnerved neophyte into the desert of the real. With an appearance of sheer befuddlement and bewilderment Neo is told the following:
“The Matrix is a computer generated dream world built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into this (holding up a battery).”
While some may axiomatically recoil at the thought of living in an illusory, mentally projected world and being relegated to indentured servant status by a ruling Elite, whether machine-like or not, the truth is that the Matrix analogy fits quite nicely with our current day reality (see David Bohm’s, Wholeness and the Implicate Order). The only slight differential, as far as I can tell, is the fact we are our own slave masters as it is we who build and sustain our own prison cells. This highly regrettable state of affairs is deftly encapsulated in the following quote taken from the film My Conversation with Andre:
“I think that New York is the new model for the new concentration camp. Where the camp has been built by the inmates themselves and the inmates are the guards and they have this pride in this thing they built- they’ve built their own prison. And so they exist in a state of schizophrenia where they are both guards and prisoners and as a result they no longer have, having been lobotomized, the capacity to leave the prison they’ve made or to even see it as a prison.”
Now that we’ve briefly touched on the practical role these entities play within the Matrix-like construct we find ourselves operating within, we can now move towards the more arcane, mystical aspects of their existence.
Guardians of the Gate Delving deeper into the occult oriented atmosphere that envelops these inter-dimensional creatures, we come to discover that they also play the mysterious part of guardians or gatekeepers. In this sense, they can properly be viewed as obstacles, nets, traps, or hurdles that need to be circumvented or surpassed if one seeks to actualize quintessence within. This idea runs through the whole of Buddhism, particularly the Mahayana school of thought, which is why it’s not surprising to see it pop up in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. There, in the instructions to the dead of the Bardo Todol, it is emphasized that both favorable and unfavorable gods are illusions that need to be overcome. This current of thought is also found in the field of Magick where the gods are characterized as the Dwellers of the Threshold who guard the garden of the paradise of the soul. We even stumble upon this symbolic rule in the practice of Yoga, as well as among many other spiritual disciplines. As Swami Vivekananda stated in his work Raja-Yoga:
“There are other dangers too: gods and other beings come to tempt the yogi. They do not want anyone to be perfectly free. They are jealous, just as we are, and even worse than us sometimes. They are very much afraid of losing their positions.”
As mentioned above, these “guardians” are guarding the gate to paradise. Question is – what exactly is that gate? Upon closer examination it turns out that the gate to paradise is no less than that well-known Mother Goddess of the universe that the ancient Egyptians termed Queen Isis. Both giver and taker, she is the womb from which the gods, man, animals, and every other form arose. In a nutshell, she is the feminine personification of space and time, among many other things; that bee that fructifies the soul. As Joseph Campbell, the great mythologist, so eloquently puts it in his work Creative Mythology:
“It is, however, by way of the Goddess Mother of the universe, whose womb is the apriority of space and time, that the one, there, becomes these many, here. It is she who is symbolized by the cross; as for instance, in the astrological-astronomical sign for earth. It is into and through her that the god-substance pours into this field of space and time in a continuous act of world-creative self giving; and through her, in return- her guidance and her teaching- that these many are led back, beyond her reign, to the light beyond dark from which all come.”
And what do you know, look what we find in the DMT experiments that were conducted by Dr. Rick Strassman:
“Yes. She had an elongated head. I guess the guardians were keeping me from seeing her… I know, but they do seem like something else. They seem like guardians, gatekeepers.”- Rick Strassman, M.D., DMT The Spirit Molecule
Or this quote from Graham Hancock in his work Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind describing his experience on ayahuasca shortly after he encounters insect-like, alien beings:
“A short while later, out of the background of shifting geometrical patterns, a beautiful Egyptian goddess appears. I see only her head and headdress clearly. She’s in full regalia.”
At this point some may be thinking, “So what? Those are hallucinations. Nothing real or of any value can be derived from a non-ordinary state of consciousness like that. For that’s just an aberrant, morbid anomaly of the mind.” The only problem with that line of thinking is little inconvenient facts like this:
“The paradox is that Rene Descartes’ Discourse on Method, the book that reformed the entire structure of Western knowledge and that provided the foundations for modern science, came to its author in three visionary dreams and a dream within a dream, which provided the key for interpreting the larger dream. What an irony it is that the entire edifice of rational, reductionist, positivist science, which today rejects “subjective knowledge”, was originally inspired by a revelation in a non-ordinary state of consciousness!”- Stanislav Grof, M.D., PH.D., The Holotropic Mind
Lastly, to wrap this section up, take a look at the below symbolism found in the Vatican that pops up over and over again:
Notice the gold dragons around the painting guarding the shell with a bee in the Center. The shell is obviously a well-known symbol for the goddess Venus who represents one of the many different variants of the Mother Goddess. The bee is another symbol of this goddess as she is also a Queen Bee.
In addition, compare and contrast the below images while reflecting on the Goddess’ role as Mother of the Gods and taking into consideration the following quote:
“Nature talks in signs and, to understand its language, one has to pay attention to similarities in form.”- Jeremy Narby, The Cosmic Serpent
The above picture is of the Bee Goddess on a Boeotian amphora circa 700 BC. The image below it is from a page in Graham Hancock’s work Supernatural in which he describes the entity as such:
“… alien face, gray in color, with a wide domed forehead and a narrow pointed chin- heart shaped, like the faces of the light beings I’d encountered a few days earlier. But this creature doesn’t look friendly. Its eyes are multi-segmented like those of a fly.”
Now that we’ve been given a glimpse into their role as guardians, let’s try to unveil them further in a manner that will shed additional light on this aspect of their functionality.
Parts of OurselvesAfter much subterranean excavating, we are now closer to uncovering that diamond in the rough. In the end, after extensively comparing and contrasting many different subject fields, we come upon the discovery that it is mythology juxtaposed against the backdrop of psychology that gives us some of the deepest insights. When straying outside the organized dogmatic ecclesiastical orthodox domain of religion we uncover an idea that dovetails perfectly with what mythology and psychology yield. This is the notion that all the gods, demons, heavens and hells are located within man himself. Whether it is the Indian Tantric tradition, the teachings of the ancient Mystery Schools, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Schopenhauer’s philosophy of the world as Will and Idea, the religious texts of the Upanishads, the beliefs of the Ashaninca, or even the Bible where it is said in Luke 17:20-21 that the Kingdom of God is within you, we stumble upon this introspective apprehension of all mythic forms.
As Joseph Campbell conveyed in his work Creative Mythology:
“All the gods are within, within you, within the world.”
While this statement is helpful, it is still unfortunately too nebulous. So let’s turn to Jungian psychology and in doing so attempt to transform the abstract into the concrete. In this field, the gods and goddesses are viewed as archetypal forces, instincts, or contents of the unconscious mind. As Dr. Carl Jung relayed in the commentary to the Tibetan Book of the Dead:
“The world of gods and spirits is truly “nothing but” the collective unconscious inside of me. To turn this sentence round so that it reads: The collective unconscious is the world of gods and spirits outside me, no intellectual acrobatics are needed…..”
The above quote intimates that there is essentially no fundamental difference between the inner and the outer. This makes perfect sense within the context of fractal, non-local, holographic multi-verse which is ultimately a cognitive construction, a psychic projection, or mirror of our own thoughts (see Michael Talbot’s, The Holographic Universe. Viewing the gods within this paradigm allows us to synthesize the research of those who see these ancient entities as inwardly generated vs. those who perceive them as a component of a free-standing external reality outside of our frequency range.
So, we see that these gods are in essence personifications of parts, the functionaries or agents of one monolithic order; that they are all manifestations of the unconscious mind, that underlying moving tremendum, that Matrix of Life of which Queen Isis is the feminine personification. As Dr. Carl Jung wrote in Psychology and Alchemy:
“Just as the father represents collective consciousness, the traditional spirit, so the mother stands for the collective unconscious, the source of the water of life. (Cf. the maternal significance of the fons signatus, as an attribute of the Virgin Mary, etc.)”
As implied above, and upon closer inspection, it turns that out that all the gods and goddesses of Antiquity are really one Goddess. As the initiate Apuleius states in The Golden Ass:
“I come, Lucius, moved by your entreaties: I, mother of the universe, mistress of the elements, first-born of the ages, highest of the gods, queen of shades, first of those who dwell in heaven, representing in one shape all gods and goddesses. My will controls the shining heights of heaven, the health-giving sea-winds, and the mournful silences of hell;
the entire world worships my single godhead in a thousand shapes, with divers rites, and under many a different name… but both races of Ethiopians, those on whom the rising and those on whom the setting of the sun shines, and the Egyptians who excel in ancient learning, honour me with the worship which is truly mine and call me by my true name: Queen Isis.”
Opening the Gates of HellIt is important to understand and stress that when these gods are suppressed they turn into veritable demons. Quoting again from Dr. Jung in his work The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious we find the following:
“We also know that it is dangerous to suppress it, because the unconscious is life and this life turns against us if suppressed, as happens in neurosis.”
As a result of this suppression of the instinctual roots of the unconscious, the world is now engulfed in the flames of psychosis as a psychic split has emerged within the collective consciousness of humanity. Thus our current impasse is a function of sheer insanity. This is a world in which we are all being paganized, brutalized, sexualized, and debased in what is this Nigredo phase of the Alchemical Great Work; a world in which we are literally being fed on by a Force. We hear it everyday. Incessant, relentless chatter about how our leaders (or rather misleaders) are completely mad and how everything around us is inverted, corrupted, and perverted. As Michael Ellner, the author of Hope is Realistic, writes:
“Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”
As an interesting side note, look at how Dr. Jung medically defines the term “insanity”:
“Insanity is possession by an unconscious content”- Dr. Carl Jung, Alchemical Studies
Hmm… Possession. Where have we heard that before? Oh yeah:
“It is from this process of “possession” by the reptilians and other low vibrational entities that we have the ancient tales, indeed modern ones too, of demons, devils and evil spirits taking over a human mind and body.”- David Icke, The Biggest Secret
“For thousands of years, humanity has been increasingly mind-possessed, failing to recognize the possessing entity as “not-self”.”- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
“It’s more like being possessed… It’s like they have an agenda… It’s got such a distinct flavor, the reptilian being or beings that are present.” – Dr. Rick Strassman, M.D. quoting DMT volunteer in DMT The Spirit Molecule
Resultant RevelationsEnergy as Food – All of these living forces directly correspond with some animal desire, impulse, drive, affect, instinct, or innate passion. They sustain themselves on the very thing that gave them life in the first place: thought. Initially, they are ethereal but tend to grow stronger and stronger as the desire to which they correlate with is catered to. Eventually, if given enough sustenance, they take on a more tangible, material type of existence. As Eckhart Tolle remarked in his work A New Earth:
“All thought is energy and the pain-body is now feeding on the energy of your thoughts.”
Guardians of the Gate –Integrating the instincts of the unconscious mind is a prerequisite to completing the process of individuation according to Dr. Carl Jung. These faculties of mind need to be addressed before one can become complete or “Whole”. If they are not addressed, or even worse suppressed, they tend to act as barriers preventing the would-be adept from actualizing his true Self.
Therianthropes/Shapeshifters – Aliens oftentimes appear in either pure animal or therianthropic (animal/human hybrid) form before transforming into the more familiar identity associated with contemporary pop-culture. According to John Mack, David Jacobs, and other researchers, this type of phenomena is not the exception but rather falls more on the side of the rule. This makes perfect sense given that the gods are psychic projections that mirror deeply embedded instinctual aspects of our character. Again, quoting from Dr. Franz Hartmann in Magic: White and Black:
“They form the dreaded Dwellers of the Threshold… They are described as having the form of snakes and tigers, hogs, insatiable wolves, etc., but as they are often the result of a mixture of human and animal elements, they do not merely exhibit purely animal forms; but they frequently look like animals with human heads or like men with animal members; they appear under endless varieties of shapes, because there is an endless variety of correlations and mixtures of lust, avarice, greed, sensual love, ambition, cowardice, fear, terror, hate, pride, vanity, self-conceit, stupidity, voluptuousness, selfishness, jealousy, envy, arrogance, hypocrisy, cunning, sophistry, imbecility, superstition, etc., etc.”
Ayahuasca vision painted by Peruvian Shaman Pablo Amaringo as featured in Ayahuasca Visions- The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman.
Paradoxical Nature – We see this contradictory aspect of their manifold nature in many ways. For example, take notice of their ambiguous sexuality and the fact that some of them appear benevolent while others seem to be more nefarious and malevolent (painful medical procedures and experiments associated with alien abduction). While there is much to be said about the latter, for now we will simply note that the crux of this can be explained by the nature of the unconscious itself. For within that realm everything is mixed together – both “good” and “bad”.
Hive-like Mentality – Given that the gods have been properly identified as the instincts/affects it’s no wonder that they oftentimes act in such a drone-like mechanical fashion. Notice too how the Occult Elite (an extension of these creatures) consistently stresses conformity, the standardization of all thought, collectivism, a left-brain masculine oriented outlook, and have in essence turned modernity into a industrious hailstorm of haste where everyone is always busy as a bee.
Warring of the Gods – This belligerent aspect of their character can be seen running rampant throughout the whole of world mythology. The idea of the gods as the real movers and shakers behind the scenes facilitating a state of perpetual warfare is brilliantly illuminated in Homer’s The Iliad. The message is clear: the history of world affairs is the history of the psyche itself. From a psychological standpoint this makes sense as the instincts are always trying to tyrannize over each other. As Nietzsche noted in The Will to Power:
“Every drive is a kind of lust to rule; each one has its perspective that it would like to compel all the other drives to accept as a norm.”
The gods overseeing the battlefield – Romeyn de Hooghe, De Belegringh van Groeningen (c. 1672) Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Portals to the Underworld – When reviewing various ethnographic and anthropological records one is constantly introduced to the proposition of caves, the sea, the underground, tunnels, etc., being portals to the underworld. According to Mircea Eliade in Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy, caves are “concrete symbols of passage into another world, or a descent to the underworld”. This sentiment coincides nicely with the definition Dr. Jung puts forth in his work Psychology and Alchemy where he states:
“The cave represents the seclusion and darkness of the unconscious.”
What is important to understand here is that up is really down; that one must descend into the darkness in order to achieve spiritual transfiguration. For how could one hope to process, transform, and ultimately integrate the instincts if they are not confronted on their own turf? This mystical axiom of Alchemy that one must descend or die to oneself before being reborn is elucidated upon at length in the novel The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. Quoting again from Dr. Jung in Psychology and Alchemy we discover the following:
“The purpose of the descent as universally exemplified in the myth of the hero is to show that only in the region of danger (watery abyss, cavern, forest, island, castle, etc.) can one find the “treasure hard to attain” (jewel, virgin, life-potion, victory over death).”
Bohemian Grove – The reader will recall from earlier that the gods are often disguised in the form of animals or therianthropes. But even more intriguing than this is the animal form they so often choose: the owl, as noted in John Mack’s Passport to the Cosmos. It is well established that the owl has always been associated with the Goddess (wisdom and the black arts) as the gods have always been considered the protectors, guardians, or agents of the same. And so, could it be anymore clear as to what Bohemian Grove is really about? Ultimately, the point of the Occult Elite making sacrifice to the gods is one of a mutually beneficial relationship, as noted in H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow over Innsmouth.
What is the Devil?Finally, after all of our deep-sea diving and subterranean mining, we have come to the bare root of the so-called reptilians. Here it is important to understand that the gods that are ruling our world today are mostly demons that have boomeranged back on us as a result of the suppression of the unconscious mind. You could look at it as the instincts of decadence and debauchery lording as master over the instincts of life. And just as the gods are all manifestations of one thing (unconscious) so too are the demons. As to the latter, that one thing just so happens to be the devil.
Now, the 64 trillion dollar question: What is this Poseidon-Pluto-Hades-Neptune-Shiva that is exactly the devil in Christian mythology? Who is this dragon the Buddha slew under the Bodhi Tree and appears as the Adversary in the Book of Revelations? What are we to make of this Great Magician of Aleister Crowley; this negative side of the astral light as outlined by Eliphas Levi; this lead that drives the alchemist mad and complicates the Work? In a footnote buried like a needle in a haystack within Jung’s Alchemical Studies we find one of the most accurate definitions of this Leviathan:
“The devil is the Saturnine form of the anima mundi.”
What Dr. Jung is referring to here is the chaos, massa confusa, prima materia or undifferentiated primitive instinctual animalistic dark aspect of the unconscious mind. This arcane substance (Mercurius), which is the basis of the Work, contains everything that is needed. It is fully autonomous being like the dragon that begets, reproduces, slays, and devours itself. As Democritus is reputed to have said:
“Nature rejoices in nature, nature conquers nature, nature rules over nature.”
It is important to note that the Stone issues or is born from the darkness of this prima materia (order out of chaos). For does not Spring issue from Winter? Is not enlightenment lighting up that which is dark? And this is why the alchemists said such seemingly blasphemous things such as “God’s love burns in hell”. Or why the adept Apuleius wrote the following in The Golden Ass:
“At midnight I saw the sun shining as if it were noon.”
But this prima materia is just one aspect of Mercurius; the other being the Self. For Mercurius stands at the beginning and end of the Great Work. As prima materia he is in his lowest form (dragon) and as the Lapis Philosophorum (rose, phoenix, lapis, stone, treasure hard to attain, etc.) he reaches his height. It is his transformation that brings about the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. For as the Rosarium Philosophorum states:
“The opus proceeds from the one and leads back to the one.”
Ultimately, the dragon, which it should be noted is synonymous with the Serpent in the Garden of Eden, is a dual force underlying all of life (just like the unconscious). It is that androgynous paradoxical cosmic serpent that dogmatic religion cut in half. Within this context, a myriad of different variables are de-mystified. For example, why Kali (another variation of the Goddess) is characterized as the “water that kills and vivifies”; why the number 666 has a positive connotation in some cultures and a negative overtone in others; why the dragon/serpent is at once vilified and revered; why Lucifer (the morning star) means both Christ and the devil; and why the shamans the world over consider the life force tremendum of the world – that web of power that underlies the universe – to be a dualistic force that can be used for good (attainment of the Ultimate) or evil (black magick/sorcery).
In the end, as long as we maintain this patently absurd posture of over-emphasizing conscious life at the expense of the unconscious, Lilith (another name for the prima material/screech owl) – that flaming sword in the Garden of Eden – that shamanistic anima that is both dangerous and has transformative power – will continue to block the way back (which is really forward). Ultimately, the base instinctual aspects of the unconscious mind will have to be confronted/processed/integrated if we are to address this psychic split within man.
The transformations of Mercurius. The Melusina (Lilith) meeting the adept on his way up the tree is Sapientia.–Ripley Scrowle (c. 1570), Rosicrucian Alchemy Museum.
Integration as the Way OutWe are never going to integrate that which we demonize and vilify. This fact highlights the crux of our current conundrum. It is what created the situation of opposed opposites in the first place. It is what led to this psychic split in man that is the source of our collective insanity. Casting these gods out has now made us feel like we need to cast them out. For it was us who threw open the gates of the psychic underworld and unleashed the hordes of hellions; us who invited the Vampire in. As Paracelsus wrote in De Ente Spirituali:
“A healthy mind is a castle that cannot be invaded without the will of its master; but if they (Larvae) are allowed to enter, they excite the passions of men and women, they create cravings in them, they produce bad thoughts which act injuriously on the brain; they sharpen the animal intellect and suffocate the moral sense.”
The key phrase in the above is “sharpen the animal intellect and suffocate the moral sense”. Does this sentiment not perfectly encapsulate our modern day sex (Venus) and death (Saturn) soaked cannibalistic pop-culture? If so, why the emphasis on sex and death? The reason is because sex and death act as the two main underlying correlates of temporality. These two elements directly correspond with the two mainsprings of delusion that modern psychology recognizes as eros (desire) and thanatos (aggression).
It is these two chief motivations and underpinnings of life that attach us to our Matrix-like construct and keep the curtain of Maya from falling. In short, it is an effective way to clip our wings and keep us grounded.
While we may wish to run away from our fears we simply cannot. For life is the labyrinth; life is the Lodge. As such, we only meet ourselves along the way. In a holographic universe where every part is the whole suppression, indifference, and an us vs. them mentality fractures, demarcates, delineates, and fragments the world. This acts to distance us from our true Self by playing into the hands of an uproarious underworld that is currently in possession of the human race. As Geoff Byrd puts it:
“The power vacuum was created by us. It is our own inability to face our own personal demons and heal our psychological trauma that allows this to happen.”
In order to integrate the parts of ourselves that we’ve denied we must come to terms with and understand that which we repressed. It is an established fact of psychotherapy that through understanding and experience of underlying contents we can free ourselves from compulsion. In doing so, we facilitate the integration of the instincts which is a pre-requisite to completing the process of Individuation. Note that alchemy is a psychic projection of this process in symbolic form. And that both alchemy and Jungian Individuation are identical to shamanic initiation.
In the end, our goal is to turn a dragon into a rose; to square the circle; to consciously collaborate with the unconscious process of Individuation and thereby bring about a transforming of the unconscious that results in the actualization of a unified Whole. You could call this “Wholeness” Spirit although to be clear there is no pure spirit. For the Great Alchemical Work is a union of heaven and hell on earth. Not abandoning the body, not annihilating the instincts, not denying life itself but rather transfiguring or spiritualizing the instincts and life itself. At any rate, Spirit is at once spiritual and corporeal. As Nietzsche noted in The Antichrist:
“The “pure spirit” is a pure stupidity.”
In the final analysis, we can become zombified machine-like beasts enslaved under a scientific dictatorship totality devoid of any humanity or we can transform that diabolical character living in Saturn into a psychopomp that illuminates the way and allows us to become living philosophical stones. The stakes are in the stratosphere. So let us choose wisely.
About the AuthorAlex Vandenberg is a writer and researcher of a myriad of different topics spanning everything from economics to the occult. He is currently in the process of completing two books on transcendental knowledge. His guiding light has been a singular focus on illuminating what lurks beneath; on the roots of humanity’s current conundrum as seen through the prism of spirituality.
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