Originally published in New Dawn #139
Michael Harner, more so than Carlos Castaneda, more so than Gordon Wasson, Terence McKenna, Alan Watts, Abbie Hoffman or Timothy Leary, has perhaps done more than any other to enlighten the West on the truly global nature of shamanism — a cultural and spiritual heritage that seems to unify every archaic and indigenous culture around the world. Mr. Harner has been studying this cross-cultural enigma since the 1950’s when, as a budding student anthropologist, he studied firsthand the Jivaro tribe of the Amazon.
In the early ’60s, Mr. Harner studied with the Conibo tribe and was introduced to a powerful hallucinogenic plant medicine named ayahuasca. He was among the very first Westerners who would be transformed spiritually by nature’s hallucinogens into an era that would become the next step of the West’s spiritual re-awakening — a re-awakening that had been previously interrupted by two world wars. The country’s post-war mass hypnosis into a consumer-driven American Dream was about to get jolted back to a multidimensional reality.
While the children of this era were being fed synthetic hallucinogens, thanks to the research done by government-sponsored chemists, Mr. Harner began a quest into the true purpose of nature’s psychotropic gifts. Mr. Harner traveled the world studying the unifying techniques that would become the basis of what he termed “core shamanism,” or the unifying techniques, irrespective of the culture in which those techniques were colored, that sent shamans worldwide on otherworldly journeys for healing power, protective power and guidance from an infinite wisdom.
Most of the credit for the shaman’s journey was understandably ascribed by the researchers of the West to the hallucinogens. Psychedelics cast aside the veil to a much broader spiritual reality. “However,” Mr. Harner writes, “as a result of my cross-cultural research, by the late 1960s I was beginning to conclude reluctantly that shamans in most of the world’s indigenous cultures did their work without the appreciable use of psychedelic substances. It was becoming inescapably obvious to me that throughout the world, percussion sound, most notably by drumming was far more widely used than psychedelics by indigenous shamans.”
Since then, Mr. Harner has been working to preserve humanity’s ancient shamanic heritage. In 1979, he founded the Center for Shamanic Studies in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1980, he published The Way of the Shaman, a seminal work on the study of shamanism. And in the early 1980’s he opened the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS). Today, the FSS archives nearly 5,000 accounts of Westerners’ journeys to either the Upper or Lower Worlds using Mr. Harner’s core shamanism techniques.
Cave and Cosmos is Mr. Harner’s first book since The Way of the Shaman, and consists of an in-depth overview of shamanism from a man who is an unequivocal expert on the subject, as well as an analysis of the shamanic journey via the accounts contained in the FSS archives.
“Since the appearance of my last book, The Way of the Shaman, more than three decades ago, my teaching has been primarily oral, in keeping with the age-old traditions of shamanism. The time has come, however, for me finally to address publicly certain questions that urgently deserve wider attention in the contemporary world. Two fundamental questions are whether there is more than one reality and whether we need to be alone in solving the challenges of existence.”
For some 40 years, Mr. Harner has been teaching students to journey inward to the non-consensual realities of the Upper and Lower shamanic realms, and his students have been keeping records of these journeys. Cave and Cosmos introduces apprentice shamans into a framework of what to expect when trying these techniques on their own.
But when Western, non-shamans journey using only the “auditory driving” of the drum, are they truly journeying, or only imagining it?
“Although indigenous shamans consider their journeys quite real,” Mr. Harner writes, “it is often difficult at first for many Westerners to accept that these ascensions are more than just their imagination. Experienced journeyers usually do not have this problem, having learned, through extensively practicing the technique, the existence of another reality.”
Like anything else, shamanic journeying, independent of the use of psychotropic plants, takes work.
“Shamans differ from those who believe in spirits, because they know from firsthand experience that spirits exist. They see the spirits, touch them, hear them, smell them, and converse with them…Shamans no more believe spirits exist than you believe your family, friends, and acquaintances exist.”
At the very end of Cave and Cosmos, Mr. Harner provides appendices elucidating the techniques of core shamanism — techniques to take journeyers to meet their power animals, teachers, healers and guides who exist in the realms beyond this one. And for those planning on using these techniques for their own journeys, perhaps Mr. Harner’s apprehension at publishing the book might be taken as a suggestion: journey prior to reaching chapter 6, “The Westerners’ First Journeys.”
“For years I have been loath to publish this knowledge prematurely, for fear that once it was ‘out there,’ it might deprive new students and other Westerners from having uninfluenced, autonomous experiences.”
Perhaps it’s worth trying the journeys first and then comparing those uninfluenced beginning journeys to the accounts of other Western journeyers within the pages of Cave and Cosmos.
Regardless of one’s intention to journey, Cave and Cosmos is likely the most important modern work on the preservation of shamanism and our reunion with humanity’s original spiritual heritage. Mr. Harner is often credited with sparking the shamanic revival after publishing The Way of the Shaman. Cave and Cosmos carries that torch in a way that is as relevant towards humanity’s re-awakening as anything else.
The Lost Continent of Mu
by James Churchward
(Adventures Unlimited Press)
Putting together the prehistoric story of ancient humankind is a daunting task and in The Lost Continent of Mu, James Churchward may very well have a number of pieces of this garbled puzzle. Although this 1926 book is perhaps not quite flawless, the story of James Churchward and how he came to believe he possessed the lost narrative of humankind is a fascinating tale in and of itself. Mr. Churchward was a world traveler, explorer and researcher. While stationed in India, he claims to have been taught to read humankind’s first and original language — symbol-based texts from prehistoric tablets that today are either lost or remain hidden.
After reading The Lost Continent of Mu, it seems that the spirit of Mr. Churchward’s investigation is certainly true and the overarching scope of humankind’s ancient tale weaved by Mr. Churchward does make perfect sense in today’s burgeoning paradigm. Mr. Churchward gives additional good reason to seriously consider that an ancient continent once existed in the Pacific Ocean (the remnants of which are the dotted islands currently scattered across the waters) and that humankind — or at least one branch of humankind — can trace its origins to this fabled land.
Author and prehistory expert David Hatcher Childress penned the introduction to The Lost Continent of Mu, and his telling of the Churchward story is equally as intriguing as the contents of the book itself. Mr. Churchward’s life path was quite a journey.
In 1868, at the age of 18, Mr. Churchward was sent to India as part of the British military where he eventually rose to the rank of Colonel — and during which time he befriended a Hindu rishi. Over the course of a 12-year friendship, this Hindu priest…
“…gave Churchward access to some very rare and mystical ancient tablets which had purportedly been hidden in the temple vaults for thousands of years. The tablets were carved with arcane symbols, and the rishi began teaching Churchward how to interpret some of the simpler signs. Churchward proved an avid student, and the lessons continued until eventually Churchward had mastered the language — supposed to be the original language of Mankind!” (p. ii)
This language was the language of the continent of Mu, the fabled motherland of humanity. It was a language of symbols that, as Mr. Churchward contends, went on to influence the hieroglyphic scripts of the Pacific Island cultures, the Maya, the ancient Egyptians as well as the cultures of Central Asia and India, among others. After retiring from the military in 1880, Churchward spent the next 8 years, traveling around the Pacific, Asia and Australia interpreting ancient documents in light of his knowledge of the lost language of Mu and looking for evidence of ancient cataclysms that would lend credence to his belief that a continent once existed in the Pacific.
In 1888, Mr. Churchward settled in New York and, armed with his documents, photographs and personal paintings collected during his world travels, he eventually put to paper what he had learned. The result, in 1926, was The Lost Continent of Mu, a classic work that has never been out of print.
The Old Master
The linchpin to Mr. Churchward’s work is the initial relationship he forged with the Indian rishi, a man who Mr. Churchward refers to as “Master.” During a lecture given before the American Society for Psychical Research on April 20, 1931, Mr. Churchward referred to the Indian rishi thusly:
“This priest was a great Master, the most proficient Master that has lived since the time of Jesus…
“…Many do not know the actual meaning of Master. In olden times this title was bestowed on those who had Mastered the Cosmic Sciences and Learnt how to control the Cosmic Forces, and had brought his material body under the absolute control of his inner self.
“This old Master and his two cousins…were the sole survivors of the Naacal Brotherhood which had existed for 70,000 years. This Brotherhood had been formed in the Motherland, when experts of religion and the Cosmic Sciences were being sent from Mu to her various colonies.” (p. xi-xii)
If Mr. Churchward indeed had direct interaction with a Master, as described above, during his eight years stationed in India, then that alone is an amazing story — one that I hope to find written about in more detail elsewhere.
Nevertheless, it is no doubt that when Mr. Churchward left India in 1880, he did so with a mission — to find real world evidence to substantiate what he learned from the Indian Master.
According to Mr. Churchward, Mu was the biblical Garden of Eden. It was the advent of humanity on planet Earth, the continent where humanity was born and the root from which humanity spread across the globe. Mr. Churchward interprets ancient documents in light of this perspective — documents like the Mayan Troano Codex, the Tibetan Lhasa Codex, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, as well as the Naacal Tablets (the secret tablets shown to him by the rishi during his time in India).
According to Mr. Churchward, ancient documents and inscriptions of Central and South America talk about a “Land to the West” that was swallowed by the waters. He finds consistency in the ancient symbology of lands on both sides of the Pacific, suggesting a pre-historic link that connected Southeast Asia, Australia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas. This consistency among symbols found in ancient sites and texts from around the globe suggests a singular source, and Mr. Churchward provides abundant evidence in support.
So is Mr. Churchward correct?
I am certainly not qualified enough in the study of ancient symbology to make a judgment on Mr. Churchward’s conclusions. Nevertheless, his approach to the subject is irreproachable. Symbology is the road to take. If indeed there is a singular seed to humanity’s tree, then it probably begins at the point where all of the ancient symbols meet.
The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future
by Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
Robert M. Schoch is a geologist who, in the 1990’s (at the behest of renegade Egyptologist John Anthony West), threw mainstream Egyptology into turmoil when he noted that the enclosure which surrounds the Sphinx exhibits weathering characteristics consistent with heavy rainfall — a climatic condition that the Giza plateau hadn’t witnessed since at least 5000 BCE. By making this claim, Mr. Schoch upturned the apple cart. The Sphinx could not have been constructed in 2500 BCE, the date mainstream Egyptology ascribes to it. Even to this day, Egyptologists have a hard time giving up on 2500 BCE, despite the inconvenient evidence brought forth by Mr. Schoch and confirmed by other geologists.
One of the biggest problems with re-dating the megalithic structures of ancient Egypt is that we do not have archaeological evidence of a society that existed prior to the time of the pharaohs and which demonstrated having the tools and the organization to complete such a monumental project. Despite the geological evidence, Mr. Schoch didn’t have any “pottery shards” (p37). But all this hubbub occurred during the ’90s — before the archaeologists had unearthed definitive proof of a culture that both lived around 10,000 BCE and had the means to construct a megalithic city known today as Göbekli Tepe.
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“Looking only at style and quality of workmanship, one might easily suggest that Göbekli Tepe dates to between 3000 BCE and 1000 BCE. How wrong one would be. Based on radiocarbon analyses, the site goes back to the period of 10,000 BCE to 9000 BCE and was intentionally buried circa 8000 BCE.” (p41)
Those who are unearthing and studying Göbekli Tepe may very well be looking at the remains of a culture that co-existed during the same time period as the mythical Atlantis…and was subject to the very same global cataclysm that submerged that civilization beneath the waters of the Earth and the legends of our collective memory.
“Picture Stonehenge, multiply it by twenty, [and] carve the pillars more ornately…Immense, finely carved, and decorated T-shaped limestone pillars, many in the range of two to five and one-half maters tall and weighing up to an estimated ten to fifteen tons, form circles…and based on geophysical surveys, the entire site may cover three dozen hectares (about ninety acres) and contain another sixteen to twenty stone circles…This is an immense complex!” (p40)
With Göbekli Tepe, Mr. Schoch has confirmation that a sophisticated human culture existed during the period of time in which he dates the Sphinx. But what happened to it?
Scientists agree that sometime around 10,000 BCE, the last ice age ended. The ice melted. The sea levels rose. The face of the planet changed. Mr. Schoch contends that the trigger for this planet-changing event was a massive solar outburst.
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“The solar activity data, the climatic data, the petroglyphs, the rongorongo texts, and the demise of the early civilizations at the end of the last ice age indicate that something mighty — something catastrophic — was happening. All of the evidence points to some sort of solar outburst or cosmic event wreaking terror on the surface of the Earth. Today the Sun is starting to exhibit the same behavior as seen over ten thousand years ago when catastrophe hit. Will we heed the warning signs? Will we take the lessons of the past seriously and prepare for the future?” (p108)
Sunspots and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are both well-known characteristics of the sun — and it’s also well-known that particularly strong CMEs have the potential to wreak havoc on our planet, affecting our magnetosphere, our ozone layer and the entire technological network that spans the globe. According to Mr. Schoch, we may very well be due for a big one — one that may rival the solar outburst that ended the last ice age.
Mr. Schoch supports this claim with solar activity data and climatic data that suggest these massive solar outbursts occur in measurable cycles; and the cycle seems to imply that we are due — sometime within this century, or perhaps even tomorrow.
If this solar event occurs, we would see massive auroral displays in the skies around the globe. And based on experiments conducted by plasma physicist Anthony L. Peratt, Mr. Schoch suggests that many of the ancient petroglyphs found around the planet are, in fact, representations of the images the ancients saw in the skies when the massive plasma discharges collided with our magnetosphere.
“Powerful plasma discharges, much more powerful than the auroras observed in the present day, form structures known as plasma columns that can expand in some places and constrict or narrow in other places…In profile these plasma columns can form donut shapes and may look like intertwining snakes, a stack of circles, or even resemble human stick figures…”(p92)
Peratt’s experiments demonstrated the variety of figures and shapes that intense plasma discharges can create — and when Mr. Schoch compared those images to Easter Island glyphs (known as the rongorongo script), the similarities were striking. Additionally, when Mr. Schoch compared the rongorongo script to the geoglyphs known as the Nazca lines, he found striking similarities as well.
Could it be that the ancients were recording on land what they were witnessing in the skies?
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“Based on the similarity of the rongorongo glyphs to the images seen in the skies during super auroral events and, as modeled by Peratt (2003), powerful solar outbursts and the resulting plasma configurations that would have been observed, I believe that the rongorongo glyphs were initially inspired by those events in the skies. The rongorongo was a record of what was seen — literally — and it was recorded in a way that made sense to the scribes and copyists of the time.” (p164-165)
I’m certain that Mr. Schoch will always be remembered as the geologist who challenged mainstream Egyptologists, archaeologists, anthropologists and historians — and won. As time marches on, the validity of Mr. Schoch’s evidence becomes clearer to a wider audience.
His newest claim — that many of Earth’s ancient glyphs are representations of what our ancestors witnessed during an ice age-ending, cataclysmic solar outburst that may repeat itself — certainly has legs on which to walk. Time will tell. And if he’s right, many of us will be around to witness it.
Moses and Akhenaten
by Ahmen Osman
(Bear & Company)
Sometime in the middle of the 14th century BCE, a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty named Amenhotep IV abolished the centuries-old pantheon of Egyptian gods and instead instituted a monotheistic religion based on the worship of the Aten, a single god without image or form. In the fifth year of his reign, Amenhotep IV moved his dynasty to Amarna, a newly completed city named in honor of this monotheistic god, and changed his own name to Akhenaten, translated as “living spirit of Aten.”
Understandably, Akhenaten was not a popular figure among the majority of Egyptians, in particular the temple priests whose millennia-old spiritual heritage was brushed aside and replaced by a new deity. When Akhenaten’s reign over Egypt ended, his son, the famous boy king, Pharaoh Tutankhamun (King Tut), re-instated the Egyptian pantheon. And by the time the 18th dynasty had ended, all records of the reign of Akhenaten were removed from official records. Akhenaten was all but erased from history until the city of Akhetaten was unearthed by archeologists in the 19th century.
Akhenaten’s mummy was never found.
The similarities between the monotheism of Akhenaten and the religion of the ancient Hebrews is too striking to ignore, especially since the story of the Hebrew exodus out of Egypt is dated sometime between mid-15th century and mid-13th century BCE. That puts the reign of Akhenaten arguably right in the middle of this monotheistic turmoil. The link was enough for Sigmund Freud to suggest, in his book Moses and Monotheism, that Moses was a follower of Akhenaten and brought Egyptian monotheism to the Hebrews.
But Egyptian scholar Ahmed Osman takes the relation one step further, putting forth the theory that Akhenaten and Moses were, in fact, the same person. The result is a compelling revision.
Joseph And The Arrival Of The Hebrews
Mr. Osman’s theory begins with the story of the Hebrew patriarch Joseph, who, as a child, was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Joseph ended up in Egypt where he correctly interpreted the pharaoh’s dream, predicting seven good years of harvest followed by seven lean years. This interpretation likely saved the Egyptian populace from starving during the lean years and won Joseph an appointment in Pharaoh’s court as minister.
The lean years, however, were hard on the nomads of Canaan. Among those nomads were the ancient Hebrews, and ironically, according to the biblical account, it was Joseph’s brothers who traveled to Egypt to ask the Pharaoh if a small band of Hebrews could settle in Egypt.
“Joseph revealed his identity to them, but told them reassuringly that they should not blame themselves for having sold him into slavery because it was not they who had sent him ‘hither, but God; and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh.’
“A father to Pharaoh! I thought at once … of Yuya, a minister to two rulers of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Although Yuya was not apparently of royal blood, his tomb had been found in the Valley of the Kings in 1905. Little attention was devoted to him because he was considered comparatively unimportant. Yet Yuya is the only person in whose tomb the title … holy father of The Lord of the Two Lands, Pharaoh’s formal title — has been found.” (p. 2)
Mr. Osman claims that Joseph was the grandfather of Amenhotep IV, the pharaoh who would later change his name to Akhenaten. According to Mr. Osman, Joseph’s daughter was named Tiye, the woman who would grow up to be one of the wives of Amenhotep III and the mother of Amenhotep IV … known later as Akhenaten.
If the preceding is true, it would mean that Pharaoh Akhenaten is one-quarter Hebrew.
Akhenaten’s Early Years
It’s accepted that the threat of a Hyksos invasion into the eastern Nile delta is what caused the Egyptian pharaoh to worry about a growing Hebrew population in that area — for if the Hyksos were to invade, the pharaoh feared, the Hebrews might side with Egypt’s enemy. However, Mr. Osman puts forth another theory behind the pharaoh’s desire to kill all of the Hebrew’s first born sons — the order which led to the famous story of Moses being placed in the river Nile.
Mr. Osman claims that Pharaoh Amenhotep III worried that if his part-Hebrew son, Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV), the son of Tiye (daughter of Joseph/Yuya) …
“… acceded to the throne, this would be regarded as forming a new dynasty of non-Egyptian, non-Amunite [Amun, being the prevailing name in ancient Egypt for the primal creative consciousness of the universe], part-Israelite kings over Egypt. This is exactly the light in which the Amunite priests and nobles of Egypt, the watchdogs of old traditions, regarded Akhenaten … Consequently, the king, motivated by the possible threat to the dynasty and confrontation with the priesthood, instructed the midwives to kill Tiye’s child in secrecy if it proved to be a boy.” (p. 61)
Tiye, however, sent Amenhotep IV to her relatives in Goshen, to the settlement of the Hebrews in the eastern Nile delta, where he grew up with Hebraic monotheism.
“…once he knew that Moses had been born and survived, his attempt to kill all the male Israelite children at birth was abandoned.” (p. 62)
And according to Mr. Osman, Tiye didn’t simply intend to save Amenhotep IV, she intended for him to succeed his father on the throne.
“In order to ensure her son’s ultimate inheritance of the throne, she therefore arranged for him to marry his half-sister Nefertiti — the daughter of Amenhotep III by his sister, Sitamun, the legitimate heiress — and to be appointed his father’s co-regent [co-Pharaoh], with special emphasis on Nefertiti’s role in order to placate the priests and nobles.” (p. 62)
Akhenaten Takes The Throne
According to Mr. Osman, it was the declining health of Pharaoh Amenhotep III that afforded his wife, Tiye, the influence to see to it that her son Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) became the next in line. Mr. Osman claims that a co-regency began in which both Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV shared the role of pharaoh.
“[Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten], whose religious ideas were already well developed, offended the Amunite priesthood from the start of the co-regency by building temples to his monotheistic god, the Aten, at Karnak and Luxor.” (p. 62) And by the 12th year of Akhenaten’s reign, “he shut down the temples of the ancient gods of Egypt, cut off all financial support for them and sent the priests home.” (p. 63)
Three years later, according to Mr. Osman, Akhenaten was forced to flee Egypt. Akhenaten’s brother, Semenkhkare, was installed on the throne, but didn’t last, perhaps, more than a few days. Akhenaten’s son, Tutankhamun, then took the throne and he began to restore the old gods. Nine or ten years later, while Akhenaten was still in exile, Tutankhamun died (or, as has been suggested, was murdered) and the leader of the Egyptian army, Horemheb took the throne to finish off the Eighteenth Dynasty.
“The bitterness which divided the country at the time is indicated by the actions of Horemheb and the Ramesside kings who followed him. The names of the Amarna kings [Akhenaten, etc.] were excised from king lists and monuments in a studied campaign to try to remove all trace of them from Egypt’s memory, and it was forbidden even to mention in conversation the name of Akhenaten. In addition, the Israelites were put to the harsh work of building the treasure cities of Pithom and Raamses.” (p. 63-64)
Let My People Go
Upon the death of Horemheb, his vizier and leader of the Egyptian army, Ramses, took the throne and began the Nineteenth Dynasty. That is when, Mr. Osman claims, Akhenaten returned from exile to challenge Ramses’ right to the throne. Akhenaten failed but “eventually persuaded Ramses I to allow him and the Israelites to leave the country.” (p. 64)
And thus began the Exodus.
Mr. Osman brings up another interesting point worth mentioning. The name Moses clearly seems like an Egyptian name. We see it in pharaonic names like Tuthmosis and Ahmosis. But Mr. Osman points out that the name Moses is more likely a Greek pronunciation of the Hebrew name Moshe. (There is no “sh” pronunciation in Greek, and it was typical for Greek names to end in “s” — Hermes, Orestes, Pythagoras, Sophocles, Socrates, etc.) And Moshe, according to Mr. Osman, is an unusual conjunction of letters for a Hebrew name (“m” and “sh”). He suggests, rather, that Moshe is a Hebrew pronunciation of the ancient Egyptian word mos — which, he notes, means son.
“After Akhenaten fell from power, the Egyptian authorities forbade any mention of his name. Consequently, it seems to me that an alternative had to be found in order that his followers could refer to him … he was referred to officially in latter days as ‘The Fallen One of Akhetaten [today, known as Amarna]’ and ‘The Rebel of Akhetaten’. Faced with the accusation that Akhenaten was not the real heir to the throne, I believe the Israelites called him mos, the son, to indicate that he was the legitimate son of Amenhotep III and the rightful heir to his father’s throne.” (p. 67)
Such is Mr. Osman’s theory, and I personally find it a compelling historical challenge to the myth given in the bible. Moses and Akhenaten is deeply researched, with a great deal of source material used to back up these claims. Nevertheless, to make all of the dates line up, placing Akhenaten and the Exodus of the Hebrews in exactly the same time frame, it requires some archaeological juggling that deviates from the accepted timelines.
Radical ideas, however, by nature, are going to rock the boat. This one does exactly that.
Right or wrong, two things remain clear: 1) An Egyptian pharaoh brought monotheism to Egypt for a period of time; and 2) monotheistic Hebrews lived in the eastern Nile delta region within a period near or at that exact time. While we may or may not currently know the precise connection between these two facts, it seems they are linked in a substantial way.
Review published in New Dawn Magazine #137
Extraterrestrial Contact in the Native American Tradition
by Nancy Red Star
“Several years ago I was asked to document the extraterrestrial stories of indigenous peoples for a proposed rock concert in New Mexico, at the site of the Roswell UFO crash. Though the concert effort failed I continued to document Indian knowledge of our Star Ancestors and prophesy of their return – prophecies spoken thousands of years before such terms as unidentified flying object and extraterrestrial came into being.” – Nancy Red Star
As we rush headlong into the juncture between what the Hopi refer to as the Fourth and Fifth Worlds, the wisdom keepers of Native American peoples have recognised prophesied signs indicating that now is the time to speak, to reveal the sacred knowledge kept secret for generations and to share with the world what they know of humanity’s origins from the stars.
According to Native American tradition, the “Star Guardians” have influenced the formation of tribal culture, tradition and ceremony, and as we approach the crossroads of global transition, the return of these extraterrestrial Star Guardians is imminent.
The Sirian Revelations Trilogy
by Patricia Cori
Patricia Cori is a clairvoyant who has been involved in the New Age movement since the early 70s. According to Ms. Cori, the three books that constitute The Sirian Revelations Trilogy (1. Cosmos of Soul; 2. Atlantis Rising; and 3. No More Secrets, No More Lies) are the product of communications from entities who refer to themselves as the Speakers of the Sirian High Council, sixth dimension beings from within the Sirius star system. If these writings are true, the Sirians have been involved with humanity’s story since our inception (this idea is consistent with Drunvalo Melchizedek’s claim that the Sirians are the paternal side of our ET lineage).
I first read these books a couple of years ago and I rapidly devoured the whole trilogy because the books are brimming with information that seems to make sense of the puzzle pieces of our burgeoning modern paradigm in a simple, yet spiritually eloquent way. Or perhaps I was simply being fed the information that I wanted to read. Perhaps this was instead a brilliant work of fiction that elegantly weaves together the various strands of our contemporary alternative mythos of global conspiracies, alien agendas and multidimensional realities.
I’ve now re-read the trilogy with a bit more of a refined perspective, and though these books may truthfully be transmissions from wise ethereal beings, my second reading of the books has left me with a question or two which we’ll explore during the course of this review.
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“We, the human race, are capable of receiving and transmitting thoughts on many levels and we have the ability to transform those impulses into words.” (px, Cosmos)
Let’s first discuss the manner in which Ms. Cori began receiving the Sirian transmissions, because the story of how this began is either a classic example of how the ethereal realms mingle with the physical to produce synchronistic events, or a classic fictional tale.
For Ms. Cori, it all began with a dream — a dream that she had of a crop circle. Subsequently, while in a bookstore during a trip to England, she would see a photo of the exact same crop circle from her dream. It turned out that circle was England’s latest crop formation, so naturally Ms. Cori was drawn to it. While meditating within the circle, Ms. Cori ended up in an hour-long trance state during which she claims she was activated. Weeks later, she began receiving transmissions from the Sirian High Council.
Every morning around 4 a.m., Ms. Cori would awake…
“…to a strange sound — like static running through my head — as if a radio station were being tuned in the base of my brain…In a trance-like state, I went into my studio, switched on the Mac, and watched in amazement as my fingers began to tap out a message through the keys of the computer. A channel, it appeared, had literally been blasted open!” (pxvi-xvii, Atlantis)
After one year of transmissions, Ms. Cori’s first book in the trilogy, Cosmos of Soul, was born.
“[Patricia], a conscious energy being, does not simply perform as a robot, bringing our rhetoric through her fingertips and into her computer. A consciousness unit, she experiences our thoughts in a form of telepathic synergy; she sees images as we transmit those waves across the screen of her third-eye vision, and then, as a physical being of your realm, condenses into words that which is our intended meaning.” (p186, Cosmos)
Skeptics may naturally find Ms. Cori’s story preposterous. For many, existence beyond the physical is something that the head does not easily wrap around. That’s understandable. Most all of us have lived in that world — a world where the scaffolding of one’s belief structure forms the skeleton upon which one’s reality is clothed. It seems, however, that expanding waves of people are growing beyond that perspective — including myself. Not too long ago, I sought some sort of validation for the mystery of channeling, and I was fortunate enough to have a series of connections fall into place whereby I was introduced to a gifted woman named Mary Beth Murphy who left no doubt in my mind that communication between worlds exists.
Receiving telepathic transmissions from realms beyond the physical seems more than likely a reality. Something as everyday as inspiration may very well be the result of forces we have yet to completely understand. Even still we must approach the topic with discernment because these transmissions do not arrive in the form of language. They arrive as thought forms, metaphors and feelings that the channel then interprets into language. So no matter if every aspect of Ms. Cori’s tale is true, the transmissions that became the Sirian Revelations Trilogy have been filtered and interpreted through Ms. Cori.
Nevertheless, I am approaching The Sirian Revelations Trilogy with an open mind. Truth is, our libraries are rife with anecdotal evidence of thought-to-thought communication between human beings (Human Devolution, Mind Reach, Holographic Universe, etc.). And it seems to be that we are descended from beings who communicated telepathically. Perhaps the reason we have found no record of a written language prior to the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations is because prior to the fall of Atlantis, beings that communicated telepathically had no need for language. So perhaps it isn’t all that far fetched to imagine that Ms. Cori has received telepathic communications from non-human entities. Perhaps telepathic communication is actually the universal norm, while language is more of a stepping stone for the less evolved.
“If you are skeptical, as was I, of channeled transmissions from other worlds and dimensions, remember: what is important here is the message, not the messenger.” (pxi-xii, Cosmos)
The message of the Sirian High Council is clear. Humanity has lost its connection to its mother, Gaia. We have lost connection with one another. We are polluting ourselves and everything around us. A secret government lords over us weaving an ever-tightening net around the planet, stitching together a mind control prison that we cannot see. And yet this whole time, humanity was “designed to be the greatest of all intelligent life forms in the material universe, to master 3D like no other species had ever done before.” (p216-217, Cosmos)
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“You are sparks from the flame, fragments of the Absolute, choosing to exercise free will in your descent into matter again and again – gods in your own right. As conscious beings, you experience and learn the alchemy of transcending matter and returning to spirit, the true purpose of the ascent along the evolutionary spiral towards illumination.” (p4, Cosmos)
Who We Are
The spiritual philosophy inherent in the Sirian Revelations Trilogy is a sophisticated, coherent and consistent understanding of who we are and how we fit into the greater Cosmos. It is clear that no matter where the source of these books’ voice resides, the perspective originates from someone or someones who see the whole of Earth, the whole of humanity, and even the whole of the Cosmos as a single consciousness, one being, a singular story with interweaving strata. The tone in these books is that of an outsider looking in.
“Think of the magnitude of what we are asking you to envisage: the evolving soul consciousness of Universal Being leaving its physical body through the tunnels of its astral chords to journey to other dimensions, other universes, other states of consciousness. Would this immense hypothesis not appear just as immeasurable and unimaginable to the consciousness of an atom of one of your cells, were we to describe to it your own astral voyages?” (p47-48, Cosmos)
We are being asked to consider the astral voyages of Universal Being (or what we might refer to as God) from the perspective of a cell attempting to understand the astral voyage of the being in which it exists. This fractal description of spiritual reality is an example of the pivotal axiom of humanity’s Hermetic heritage, As Above, So Below.
Another example of this Hermetic axiom is seen in the following concise summary of a significant aspect of the consciousnesses of the ancient Egyptian, indigenous American and Tibetan consciousness:
“It is the surrendering — the dissolution of matter as it transmutes into light — that is the key to the meaning of life on all dimensional levels. Many of your more spiritually advanced cultures, such as those of the Tibetan Priesthood of Maya, and the Native Americans, prepared for the death process from the first moments of their ‘I am’ awareness. Rather than fearing death, they explored and trained for it, so that the passing would be familiar, when time called them back through the tunnel — the metaphysical reflection of the tunnel of life known to you as the birth canal.
“It is the mirror, the identical process, only that the returning to the light is much less traumatic than the coming into matter. The death canal.” (p84, Cosmos)
Just as every consciousness we encounter is a reflection of ourselves, our very existence in the physical realm is a reflection of the astral realms — and the journeys between these realms are also reflections of each other. As Above, So Below.
Have we achieved scientific proof for the skeptics that these books are the transmissions of sixth-dimensional beings from the star system Sirius? No. But the spiritual description of the way in which our consciousness, our essence, weaves into the greater fabric of the Cosmos is rich, vivid, logical and spot on.
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“We have previously confirmed to you that the Government has indeed sold you out for the acquisition of tremendously powerful technologies — those that are now emerging as cutting-edge military weaponry and mind-control devices.
“In exchange, their E.T. allies, operating in the earth zone for decades, have been allowed to perform experiments into human and animal biology, forcibly taking specimens from unwilling abductees for their seed and the potential of their latent DNA composition; many of those incidents, we confirm, have been conducted by the Zeta Reticulans, who are presently working alongside of the Secret Government.
“Contracts do exist between them … and you, the human race, were written into the terms of agreement!
“Other abduction encounters, in which human victims are heavily drugged and forced to play out the terrifying scenes of alien manipulation, have been conducted by government operatives themselves. Indeed, the majority of all abduction encounters is part of a carefully planned campaign of the Secret Government, which wishes to raise the pitch of your terror to such a peak that you will be literally scared out of your rational minds when the first ships make open contact with the massive earth population.” (p281, No More Secrets)
The World Management Team
On page 2 of the first book in the trilogy, Cosmos of Soul, we get thrown head first into a paradigm in which a Secret Government that operates from the shadows made an alliance long ago with alien intelligence. This is an idea that, to most, immediately smacks of fiction. Understandably so. Although the story does fit, I’ve never run across any convincing evidence of this alliance. The current popular myth seems to be something along the lines of this: Sometime during the Eisenhower administration, representatives of the Greys landed at an American military base and struck a deal with the American government to provide alien technology in exchange for the right to abduct Americans, subject them to genetic experimentation and to mutilate cows. It’s interesting. Not entirely implausible. But it sounds more like a 1960’s version of interstellar exchange. Sort of like, “Take me to your leader.”
Such is not the way that Ms. Cori and the Sirian High Council propose this relationship operates between the Secret Government and the alien intelligence. From the Sirian perspective, this World Management Team traces its roots to the Annunaki — the race of ETs from the planet Marduk/Nebiru made famous through Zecharia Sitchin’s translation of the ancient Sumerian writings. From the time of humanity’s first seeding on planet Earth, some 100,000 years ago (according to the timeline given in Atlantis Rising), the Annunaki have affected their influence upon our species in periods that correspond to Nebiru’s 3,600-year orbit around our Sun and the star within the Sirius constellation from which it was first ejected. This trilogy asserts that to this day, the World Management Team is guided by the efforts of the Annunaki, and that ultimately — through fear vibrations, war, HAARP and the like — the goal is to entrain Earth in a low vibrational resonance with Nebiru that will pull Nebiru into orbit with the Sun and consequently pull Nebiru along with the Earth into the astral chords — the tunnel, the birth canal — through which the Earth will inevitably pass during its mutation from third-density into fourth.
This is a fantastic story and it doesn’t contradict a single thing within our modern mythos. In fact it adds a great amount of detail to the story currently being formed by TV shows like the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens.”
But from my own perspective, I am far from convinced of the Annunaki story. In fact, the term “Annunaki” now draws a red flag from me whenever I see it. First of all, from what I know, Zecharia Sitchin is the only source from which we have our story of the Annunaki, and it seems that we are building quite a tale from one man’s translations of these ancient texts. I am not yet convinced that at the outset of humanity’s existence, as this trilogy contends, the Annunaki found the first humans on Earth, became jealous that “their” planet Earth had been bequeathed to this new race of light beings (humans), and thereby disconnected ten of our twelve DNA strands, leaving us just enough genetic material to survive and be controlled. I’m just not convinced of this.
Nevertheless, I am certainly not dismissing the Secret Government or World Management Team as myth. The Conspiracy is readily apparent — almost comically obvious. Its connection to the realms beyond the physical is an almost certainty since this cabal has, since time immemorial, hoarded an ancient wisdom that is rooted in that very same connection — wisdom that pre-dates our ancient history, wisdom that likely, even, pre-dates our written languages. This is a wisdom beyond the ancient library of Alexandria, beyond Plato and Pythagoras and beyond the high priests of ancient Egypt. It is a wisdom that can likely be traced to Atlantis and which was carried through the cataclysm by ascended masters like Thoth (Hermes), as well as the wisdom keepers of the Tibetans, the Hopi and Maya (three cultures who claim direct lineage to the survivors of Atlantis). It’s quite possible that if we were to open to the public the Vatican’s library (perhaps the sole of antiquity’s libraries that never burned), we’d find many ancient texts to shed a greater light on who we are.
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“The monumental cataclysm known to you as the ‘Great Flood’ was your celestial body’s process of cleansing the poisonous energies and altered frequencies emanating from Atlantean control towers and underground energy networks in the final hours. It was Gaia’s reaction to the discordant vibrations that radiated from these centers — high into the outer layers of the ionosphere, far across the ley lines of your planet and deep within — disrupting the harmonics of all life at every point of the planet and out into space. They had to be released from Earth’s auric field and healed at the core level.” (p33-34, Atlantis)
In Ms. Cori’s second book of the Sirian Revelations Trilogy, Atlantis Rising, the story of Atlantis is vividly detailed. Atlantis was a psychic culture illuminated by crystal mindlight generators that were powered by a collective consciousness. It was a culture that was balanced and rooted in the sacred feminine, but which eventually lost that balance when Annunaki influence appealed to the controlling and power-hungry male energy. A dark side of the priesthood arose, enamored by technology and hierarchy. The Annunaki used the Atlanteans to develop technology that would help entrain Earth’s frequency to that of Nebiru, in order to draw the wandering planet into a natural orbit around the Sun.
But the entrainment upset Earth’s electromagnetic balance, and the planet reacted violently.
“… the Last Generation was confronted with the destructive force of its technology, which became the controlling weapon of the power elite. The Priesthood, Keepers of the Sirian records of universal mind, frequency, and cosmometry, eventually succumbed to the extreme polarity of Earth’s fields. Those who chose the dark side were fueled by aggressive extra-planetary entities to take power, and those same energies are ever-present in the theater of life upon your planet.
“To feed the hunger of the few, the glory of one of the most expansive civilizations in Earth’s history was washed up in the waves in a moment … the blinking of an eye. With it, most of the living creatures that colored your plains and highlands were either swept away in raging seas, or immortalized in the deep freeze of higher ground, where the snows pounded down upon them, obliterating their very existence.” (p12, Atlantis)
Atlantis Rising paints a detailed portrait of Atlantean life, as well as a vivid picture of that culture’s last days under the influence of Annunaki involvement. Of course, it’s impossible to confirm this story, but the lessons of the Atlanteans bear a striking resemblance to the issues we’re up against today.
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“Despite the waves of Light Ones who had retrograded back into physical reality, our Elders realized that the balance was completely upset in your universe, that the light was dimming, and that there were far too few incarnate lightworkers to dramatically alter the vibrational pattern that was forming in three-dimensional space and reestablish the balance. It appeared that, without divine assistance, the realm you know as the universe would sink into abysmal darkness — and finally reach extinction.” (p22, No More Secrets)
Our History Is The Secret
The fundamental mystery of the human enigma is a mixture between who we are and where we came from. Both topics, I’m certain, are weaved within stories that span multiple layers of existence — from the physical to the multi-dimensional.
In regards to the story of our physical existence, Ms. Cori’s third book in the Sirian trilogy, No More Secrets No More Lies, fills in a number of blanks as to the genesis of humanity. And the story is a Tolkein-quality tale.
In the final book of the trilogy, Ms. Cori (or, the Sirian High Council) reveals that humanity was created to save physical reality from its then-present course of succumbing to the expanding energies of the dark side. The universe was facing extinction.
“A Council was formed of Angel Warriors, Andromedans, Ascended Masters, luminaries from the seventh, eighth, and ninth dimensions, Sirian Elders, and Pleiadian Light Emissaries to determine the most effective way to serve the light in those realms. They were circumspect, for they knew that, by intervening, they would be altering the karma of entire civilizations, forever tethered in the dynamics of material space. Together, they gave birth to the idea of seeding a super race of light beings who would go on to serve as monitors of the material universe — the New Sentinels of Light.
“That, Dear Ones, was your destiny.” (p23, No More Secrets)
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I could go on for days about where Ms. Cori and the Sirian High Council are spot on — understanding that evolution is spiral, nailing the cabal, identifying that UFOs utilize the merkaba principle and other pearls of wisdom (“…thought defies the speed of light and it is only when it slows to that velocity that matter is potentiated.” [p42, Cosmos]), etc. The tales of Atlantis and about the dawn of our history on Earth are fascinating, and they’re not really in contradiction with what could be possible.
And while the inclusion of the Annunaki makes me raise my eyebrows, the prediction these books made for our sun makes me seriously ask questions. According to the books, it seems that our sun should have gone into its red giant phase in December 2012, and sometime after we should have only been left with a white dwarf.
“The collapse of your star, your Solar Deity, has begun and the process of moving through the astral chords of the black tunnel and into the light is about to take place. This is the galactic scenario of 2012.” (p99, Cosmos) “The sun has entered its most intense phase of transformation now…At the time of this transmission, it is accelerating with a rapidity that will soon exceed anything your scientists can monitor or record in logical and technical terminology… Let us assure you that what is being observed as ‘intense solar activity’ now is but a fizzle compared to what is going to occur at the closing of your calendar years 2012” (p149-151, Atlantis) “… in the galactic quadrant where your Sun has held resonance until now, only the dwarf star will remain.” (p268, No More Secrets)
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On the one hand, it’s altogether possible that the brilliant mythos Patricia Cori paints through the course of the Sirian Revelations Trilogy is all just a product of her own imagination — an imagination, mind you, that manages to fit an impressive number of puzzle pieces from our current paradigm into a meaningful and coherent background story of the world today, and placing that world in a much larger cosmology. From the government’s secret underground bases and the technology of Tesla to the industrial assault on natural produce and a deeply vivid spiritual understanding of our multidimensional cosmos, Ms. Cori, if she is indeed the true author, has produced an elegant work of fiction that faithfully details the current zeitgeist of humanity.
On the other hand, it’s also plausible that these writings are the result of true telepathic communication between Ms. Cori and the Sirian High Council. And if they are, perhaps there are areas of these texts that are to be read metaphorically — like our biblical texts of old. Perhaps we’ve always been given our myths in these ways. Perhaps there is a relation worth exploring between the Sirians and the voices behind our biblical religions.
Regardless of the source, however, there is a lot of wisdom in Ms. Cori’s vibrant writings.
Ask Teal: Is The New Age Movement an Illuminati Conspiracy?
Teal Scott was born among humanity’s first wave of Indigo children in the 1980’s. On her website, TheSpiritualCatalyst, she is described as an “extrasensory, esoteric who writes and teaches about spirituality, the meaning of life, and the road to health and happiness.” She is certainly a wise and awake young woman. The video above is from Ask Teal, her YouTube video series produced in cooperation with The Spirit Science.
I include this video on Esoteric Reader because it’s right at the heart of where spirituality and the looming shadow of the new world order meet for a friendly spar. Teal is well worth listening to and she’s eloquent when answering the charges of NWO control over the New Age movement. However, she does admit that there are some wolves out there in sheep’s clothing.
I’d even add that there may be a few out there who are used as wolves … without their knowing.
Remember Who You Are
by David Icke
“… we are hurtling towards, at least at the moment, a global centralised fascist/communist dictatorship in which the very few are dictating the increasingly fine details of the lives of the very many.” (p2)
David Icke is one of the most important researchers of our time. And though no one person has all the answers to our current human enigma, Icke is at the leading edge when it comes to connecting the dots of the Conspiracy and putting this entangled mess into a coherent perspective.
I’m not exactly sure when I first heard of Mr. Icke and his fantastic claims of a Reptilian Agenda that exerts its fascist influence over humanity, but it all seemed very fanciful until I stumbled upon one of his day-long lectures on YouTube entitled “Melbourne 2009.”
Icke’s presentation gripped me. I was glued to my computer for nearly 8 hours while he completely changed the way I look at reality. And once the old constraints of reality were shattered, the story that is the Conspiracy, the movie that’s being played out for us, suddenly made perfect sense.
Even the shape-shifting Reptilian Agenda is a plausible scenario. And I’ve gone through my own roller coaster ride of immediately recognizing the Reptilian influence as clearly true … to rebelling against it, insisting that it must be a disinformation campaign … and now I feel that I am firmly back in the camp of supporting Mr. David Icke and his work 100%. But I do so with a slight caveat, which I will get to at the end of this post.
Nevertheless, I can’t stress enough the importance of what Mr. David Icke has to say, particularly in books like his most recent, Remember Who You Are. It truly is time for humanity to wake up and David Icke is among those who are sounding the alarm. The question is: Will we keep hitting the snooze button until our dream world becomes a nightmare?
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“I can see from today’s perspective that my life has been perfect right from the start as a preparation for what I came here to do.” (p15)
The Man Behind the Book
Mr. Icke has lived his life in the spotlight from the outset of his career — first as a professional football (soccer) player, then as a television newsman and finally as a politician for England’s Green Party, before being awakened through a series of highly influential spiritual experiences in early 1990.
The spiritual experiences Icke began having were initiated by disembodied entities who Icke refers to as “They”. Unfortunately, that is the extent to which “They” are identified. I would imagine that “They” are beings of Light, higher dimensional extraterrestrials that are charged with helping to wake up humanity from our veiled slumber. I would have liked to know that “They” identified themselves to Mr. Icke, but as far as this book details, “They” is all we get.
Regardless, “They” began channeling messages to Icke (either directly into his mind, or through psychic mediums) that identified him as something akin to a prophet. He was told, for instance, that:
“Knowledge will be put into his mind and at other times he will be led to knowledge.” (p9)
At the end of 1990, Icke finished writing his first book, Truth Vibrations, and in it he described reality as akin to frequency — an important topic that he continues detailing in his most current work.
“The body’s five senses and its entire genetic structure is a decoding system. It picks up frequencies within a certain very narrow band and we perceive that band as the world that we ‘live in’. But all the other ‘worlds’ and expressions of infinite existence are sharing the same space. We can’t see them because they are resonating to frequencies that the five senses cannot pick up, just as you can’t hear Radio 1 when you are tuned to Radio 2. I said all this on a British television programme in 1991, during a time of enormous ridicule for me, and, 17 years later, in 2008 the famous American physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, said the same, virtually word for word.” (p7)
(Icke’s claim of Kaku’s verbal plagiarism is true and can be seen on YouTube in a video called: “Michio Kaku Confirms Icke To Be Correct“)
Soon after Icke published Truth Vibrations, he became the laughing stock of England, thanks largely to a television interview on Terry Wogan’s BBC talk show “Wogan” in which Icke claimed to be the son of the “Godhead”. According to an interview Icke gave on British TV in the early ’90s, the majority of humanity are children of creator gods who themselves are descendants of the Godhead (or Prime Creator). During this explanation, Icke claimed that his spirit is not only directly descended from this primal Godhead — but that he is in direct communication with Prime Creator.
The British public and press mocked him relentlessly, interpreting his words to mean that he claimed to be the son of God, or the second coming of Jesus Christ. Icke, who had once been a respected public figure, said he couldn’t walk down the street without being laughed at. It was, as one can only imagine, truly a test of Icke’s will, and to his credit he carried on. Icke now refers to that time in his life as a necessary trial that forced him to shed any dependence or care of what the public might think of him. And now, fearless in the face of public response, Icke has been able to take his research into areas of what some might call extreme speculation. There was a time when I might have called Icke’s claim of a higher dimensional Reptilian influence on our planet extreme speculation. Now, however, I don’t. Icke, meanwhile, presses forward in the face of public skepticism with the courage and conviction that the story of humanity (and of our reality) which he has uncovered — the extremes of which, in particular — will prove in time to be vindicated.
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“We cannot grasp what is happening in our lives or the world until we understand at least the themes and foundations of reality itself. What is ‘reality’? Who are we? Where are we? Where do we ‘come’ from?” (p24)
Thanks to the technological advancement of modern humanity we now have the terminology and reference points to describe reality more clearly to those of us in the West whose minds are dominated by left-brain conditioning. It’s becoming clearly apparent that the universe in which we live is an endlessly repeating fractal representation of itself (As Above, So Below), and we are able to see how our technological paradigm is an artificial microcosm of a multi-dimensional macrocosm.
“…we are living in a virtual-reality universe that we decode into (illusory) ‘physical’ form from an information construct that is the same in theme as the wireless Internet. The information is encoded in waveform or energetic vibration/resonance, and the mind-body is an incredibly advanced biological computer system which decodes that information and allows our Infinite Awareness to interact with this range of frequencies that we call the ‘world’.” (p26)
Our bodies are tuners much like a radio or television receiver and we are simply tuned into the frequency of this particular reality, decoding invisible waveform information via our five senses like a computer system decodes wireless Internet data into the virtual experience we call the World Wide Web.
Another very interesting point that suggests our reality is more of a subjective interpretation than concrete physical fact is the idea of hypnotism, and Icke provides some convincing examples of how the mind can be implanted with suggestions which then completely alter the way in which a hypnotized subject decodes reality. Icke tells a story of a hypnotized subject who was given instructions that when he was awakened from the trance he would not be able to see his own daughter. Once awakened, the subject not only couldn’t see his own daughter standing right in front of him, but he was able to see objects that his daughter was standing in front of. In other words, the subject was able to see right through her as if she wasn’t standing there at all. (The source of this story is from author Michael Talbot, who relates witnessing this experience is his book The Holographic Universe.)
“Humanity as a whole is being programmed to decode reality in the desired way – desired by the controllers – by having beliefs and perceptions implanted through ‘education’, the media, religion, doctors, scientists, politicians, and so on (p31) … This monopoly of the media by a few corporations, ultimately owned by the same families, is not primarily about money. It is about programming the perceptions of the population so that we perceive self and the world in the way that suits them and their aims.” (p45)
In other words, Icke suggests that the population at large is being subjected to mass mind control techniques. The vast majority of us are, to some extent, living in a trance of limited awareness.
[*Further explanations on the holographic nature of reality can be found in Michael Talbot’s The Holographic Universe and Lynne McTaggart’s The Field, both of which detail leading edge scientific research into our multi-dimensional waveform reality.]
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“The Illuminati say in their own documents that the only danger to their plans is what they call ‘maverick people’; and truly maverick people are heart people. They are unpredictable, intuitive and inspired.” (p413-414)
Icke truly shines when he deconstructs reality into a matrix of vibrational information. Ultimately what he is doing is teaching spirituality to those of us in the West who are dominated by the left side of the brain. He is cracking open our minds to be able to see a more expansive view of reality. This is a necessary step for many of us if we are to understand the true nature of the Conspiracy, because the Conspiracy functions beyond the scope of normal everyday perception. Humanity in its current state is often described as being imprisoned in a cell without walls, a prison without bars. The Conspiracy achieves this state of control by working beyond the normal realms of perception.
“The ‘game’ is interactive and there is a constant interchange of information between ‘the game’ (the waveform construct, or Metaphysical Universe) and those experiencing the game — humans, non-humans of every conceivable kind, animals, trees, everyone and everything. We can play the game or be played by the game. We can live life or let life live us. It all depends on the level of awareness of the ‘player’. There is nothing malevolent about the ‘game’. It was created as a sort of cosmic vibrational theme park to allow the Infinite to experience itself through its infinite expressions. The ‘game’ was created with love, by the Infinite that is love: Infinite Love is the only truth — everything else is illusion.” (p133)
Most of humanity, unfortunately, is being played by those who understand the “game” in a far more sophisticated way. But as Icke deconstructs reality for us, we are being afforded the opportunity to understand how we are being manipulated.
The two key elements used by the Illuminati to advance the manipulation of humanity are what Icke calls Problem-Reaction-Solution and The Totalitarian Tiptoe.
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“There are two mass mind and manipulation techniques that are vital to understand. I dubbed the first one a long time ago: ‘Problem-Reaction-Solution’. I call the second the ‘Totalitarian Tiptoe’. They work in concert to advance Illuminati plans by justifying changes they want to impose while hiding the connections between world events.” (p175)
Problem-Reaction-Solution and The Totalitarian Tiptoe
We can clearly see what Icke terms Problem-Reaction-Solution (PRS) in the events surrounding the 9/11 attacks on the United States. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were the Problem. The public Reaction was fear and a desire for the government to respond in a heavy-handed way. The Solution was a new set of draconian laws (thanks in large part to the Patriot Act) that have served to shred this nation’s Constitution, empower a police state mentality, desensitize the population to invasive checkpoints and slowly strip us of civil rights that many in this country are only too willing to forfeit in exchange for what they feel is protection against future terrorist activity. Not to mention an endless series of wars which are uniting Western powers to trample through the Middle East.
Icke describes PRS like this:
“(1) You create a problem. It could be a terrorist attack, a financial crash or a war — whatever suits the outcome that you are looking for. You then blame someone or something else for the problem that you have covertly created. (2) You want a reaction of fear and ‘do something’ from the public when you tell them through an unquestioning lap-dog media the version of the problem that you want people to believe, and the repeater media reports your version of events as if it’s true. This could be that Osama bin Laden orchestrated 9/11 from a cave in Afghanistan; or that swine flu is deadly and broke out on a pig farm in Mexico, when it didn’t affect a single pig worldwide. (3) You propose the solutions to the problems that you have created, and those solutions advance your transformation of the world.” (p175)
Once you become accustomed to this formula, you can almost see it being enacted on a daily basis. Once you understand how the Illuminati play the game, mainstream media news reports clearly reveal themselves for the propaganda that they truly are. And once the propaganda of the news media becomes clear, it becomes readily apparent that the manner in which all things are connected leads to an increasingly centralized global control structure.
One needs only to follow the money. Unfortunately, this money trail is not detailed in Remember Who You Are. But if we look at how every single nation in the world is beholden and hopelessly indebted to the global central banking system that culminates in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, it only takes a little bit of imagination to see how the pyramid-structure of global control begins to take shape. We are as a world increasingly under the thumb of banking dynasties with names like, among others, Rockefeller, Warburg and Rothschild.
“…the world needs to understand this. America, via the Rothschilds and Rockefellers, is owned by the Rothschild Zionist secret society. They own and control the banks that crashed the American (and world) economy and put Americans and vast numbers of others across the planet out of work and on the street; and they own the Federal Reserve cartel that bailed out the banks with stupendous amounts of credit ‘money’ which the American people will be paying back for generations, if indeed they ever do.” (p242)
I highly recommend a pair of documentaries that expose the central bank conspiracy throughout the history of America. These two documentaries, both produced by the brilliant Bill Still, clearly explain how this central banking system, epitomized by the Federal Reserve, have literally enslaved the globe in a web of debt. Please see The Money Masters and The Secret of Oz.
Up until this point in the story, Icke is largely working with confirmable data. Icke is far from the only person to be shedding light on a Conspiracy that has been gaining influence and power through many generations. He is, however, among the few that tie spirituality and a multi-dimensional reality into the fabric of this control matrix.
However, Icke does not stop there.
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“There are Reptilian entities living inside the Earth that operate within visible light, as do the Greys, and there are many Reptilian bases underground where they interact with ‘human’ scientists to introduce enslaving and controlling technology on the surface and continue their genetic experimentation. The cutting edge of ‘science’ is not even close to what you see in the public domain. There are also bases on other frequency dimensions of the Earth, because the centre of the Reptilian power structure operates from frequencies beyond visible light. In other words, we can’t see them. They can come in and out of visible light using technology, and by energetic means, but they generally operate outside of human sight. I am sure that humans could see them when we had access to a much greater range of visual frequency, but since the genetic intervention we can’t see them unless they enter our frequency range.” (p. 88)
The Reptilians and the Saturn-Moon Matrix
Icke claims that the elite at the center of this control structure — the central bankers and the royal families throughout history — are genetically different than the rest of humanity. According to Icke, they aren’t entirely human. Rather they are human/reptilian hybrids who trace their history back to a higher dimensional reptilian race of extraterrestrials who invaded and took over the Earth hundreds of thousands of years ago. These reptilian ETs feed off of the negative energy produced by humanity’s fear and they exert their influence over the planet through the hybrid bloodlines. These hybrid bloodlines keep their reptilian genetics intact by incestuous intermarriage (generally by marrying cousins).
Icke claims that the ETs are responsible for disconnecting the majority of humanity’s DNA to keep us trapped in five-sense reality and thereby limiting the extent of our spiritual experience, disconnecting us from Source and ultimately trapping us in a prison without bars. (This conclusion seems to run parallel to Zecharia Sitchin’s interpretation of ancient Mesopotamian tablets that detail an extra-terrestrial intervention around 400,000 years ago that genetically altered humanity to its current physical form. I’m skeptical that an off-world reptilian race were the sole engineers of humanity in its current form. I am, however, certainly open to the idea that we were genetically modified at some point … but whether that modification came as the result of off-world ETs, or the churning energy fields of the Universe interacting with our DNA, or if it was the result of collective human intention, or a mixture of all that and more, I don’t yet have a firm answer.)
Icke continues that to further control the bounds of our perception, the reptilians broadcast certain frequencies from Saturn (via Saturn’s rings) which are picked up by the Moon and amplified to the Earth. These frequencies are, according to Icke, “blocking frequencies” which alter the organic, spiritual and loving frequencies broadcast by the center of the galaxy.
“[HAARP], together with GWEN-type technology on the ground, Smart Grids in the home and workplace, and so on, comprises a multi-level energetic defence shield to the Truth Vibrations. What was called the ‘Star Wars’ defence shield, created allegedly to stop incoming missiles, was primarily a front for establishing a planetary defence shield to block incoming information and awareness, and benevolent extraterrestrials/interdimensionals.” (p405)
Within the framework of the multi-dimensional reality that Icke cogently describes, the reptilians and their supposed Saturn-Moon matrix are entirely plausible, and Icke provides a litany of circumstantial evidence to support his claims. I am certainly not about to say that Icke is wrong, for there is clearly something sinister at work and there is plenty of historical and circumstantial evidence to support the claim that off-worlders have been playing significant roles during various stages of humanity’s development — through to current times.
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“…I have long said that a Third World War is planned at some point involving China, Russia, Europe and North America with the trigger coming out of the Middle East through conflict involving Israel and Muslim states that will draw in the major powers.” (p277) … “…the plan is to devastate the major powers in the world – the United States, Europe, Russia and China – and then introduce their global structure of centralised dictatorship with a global army ‘to stop a world war ever happening again’.” (p298)
The Game Plan
The Conspiracy likes to spread disinformation to keep the general population off guard and unaware. If we know what the game plan is, if we are expecting it, my feeling is that the Plan becomes less and less likely to occur. Despite the fact that the psychotic murderous criminals who run the world refer to themselves as Illuminati, being exposed to the light is the last thing that they want.
Nevertheless, we also know that the so-called Illuminati prey off of humanity’s fear. Our fear allows them to proceed with what Icke insightfully refers to as Problem-Reaction-Solution and the Totalitarian Tiptoe.
With the preceding in mind, I am going to enumerate the Game Plan as Icke details it in Remember Who You Are. My purpose is not to induce fear, but rather to spread awareness of a possible scenario that we as a globally connected consciousness are increasingly preventing from occurring simply by waking up and exposing it. As more and more of us continue to live in an awakened state, the process by which the Game Plan proceeds becomes increasingly apparent and we become armed with an expanded view that allows us to proceed in constructive ways — instead of trance-like reactionary ways that only serve to propagate the Problem-Reaction-Solution methodology.
According to Icke, the Game Plan is:
- “They establish a vibrational defence shield to maintain the Earth’s atmosphere within frequency bands that will cause most of humanity to remain asleep.” (p406)
- “A Third World War is planned … involving China, Russia, Europe and North America with the trigger coming out of the Middle East” (p277)
- The President will declare a cyber-security emergency and “either close down or restrict any information network ‘in the interest of national security’… They plan to do this … when it is vital for them to stop information reaching the public to expose what they are doing.”(p373)
- “The major powers in the world – the United States, Europe, Russia and China” will be devastated” (p298)
- The Conspiracy will “then introduce their global structure of centralised dictatorship with a global army ‘to stop a world war ever happening again’.” (p298)
- “They are planning to project holograms into the sky to depict religious figures ‘returning’…An invasion by ‘aliens’, even whole ‘Planet Nibirus’, brown dwarfs, comets and other manifestations in the heavens and the sky can be projected holographically …If they announce a threat from an alien presence or invasion, don’t believe them.” (p403)
- The population will be reduced underneath a “jackboot structure of world government, world army, world central bank and single electronic currency.” (p266)
- Everybody will be “microchipped by law and connected to a global computer network and the Global Positioning System (GPS).” Children will be microchipped at birth. (p266)
- “They want control of all food production through a handful of corporations.” (p266)
- “The water supply is planned to be drugged.” (p266)
- “There would be compulsory vaccinations to devastate the human immune system.” (p266)
- “A Nazi-like global police state would be imposed in which views that oppose the official line would be banned.” (p266)
- “A surveillance system would ensure that no-one could do anything without the authorities knowing about it.” (p266)
Perhaps unsurprisingly, these same themes are apparent in George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, two authors who are reported to have been privy to the machinations of this global cabal.
“Combine the two [Orwell and Huxley] and you have the major themes of what is planned, and much of what they say is clearly happening today. Were these remarkable examples of prophecy only a lucky guess? Oh, no. Orwell and Huxley knew what was coming — unless it was stopped.” (p267)
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“We need people all over the world in every town, city, village and community to step forward as organisers of groups and gatherings of people willing to come together regularly — several times a week — to connect their energy fields and project love, peace and harmony into the atmosphere … I have called this project ‘Awakening the World — Every Heart Makes a Difference’.” (p409-410)
The Solution – Peaceful Non-Cooperation/Non-Compliance
We don’t have to acquiesce to the Game Plan — whether or not it is being controlled by reptilian hybrids and their multi-dimensional off-world overlords or simply by psychotic, murderous criminals who lack any sort of empathy for their fellow human beings. And Icke is completely correct when he calls for peaceful non-cooperation and non-compliance.
We simply have to stop participating in their game.
- Turn off your TV. Or better yet, disconnect your cable box and return it.
- Support local organic farmers and family-owned farms; buy the majority of your groceries from farmers markets. Avoid corporate-produced foods; avoid preservatives and any other questionable ingredients. A good rule of thumb is: if it’s not produced by nature, don’t consume it.
- Start growing your own food in whatever fertile soil and available land you have.
- Begin storing seeds from whatever locally grown heirloom and organic (non-GMO, non-hybrid) fruits and vegetables that pass through your own kitchen.
- Remove your money from profit-driven commercial banks and use community-based credit unions.
- USE CASH WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Stop using credit cards that give the banksters a percentage of every transaction you make.
- Get to know your neighbors.
- Approach life from a heart perspective. Radiate LOVE.
- Be the change you want to see in the world.
If every single human on the planet were to suddenly stop what they were doing and instead radiated love to the planet at a single moment, our whole reality would change in an instant. We are that powerful.
Assuming, however, that a global mass heart-inspired consciousness event is unlikely to happen in the near future, Icke has an intermediate suggestion.
“Every day we bring people together at specific times for 20 minutes through the website to connect our hearts and minds, and focus love and heart coherence either on the planet in general or a specific place, person or event. We want tens of millions coming together as soon as possible — hundreds of millions eventually — and what a difference this will make to the world. We are diluting the energy of fear, anger, hatred and hostility and replacing it with love, peace and harmony — everything the Control System doesn’t want.” (p410)
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Whether this is your first time being introduced to Mr. Icke or whether you’ve read every single one of his books since he first started publishing in the early ’90s, you have likely by this time formulated your own opinion on the man and the information he conveys. Whatever your conclusion is, I’m confident that it is valid for you.
My opinion on the Reptilian matter has fluctuated for two main reason. First, the idea that humanity’s problems are a result of off-world beings from beyond our perceptive dimension seems to remove responsibility, in a sense, from humanity for the suicidal, planet-destroying course we’ve taken. Instead, we are just pawns in the Dark Side’s game. And secondly, I have had a hard time swallowing the idea that the Dark Side could ever out-influence the Light — despite the reality of today’s world. Perhaps it has just been a more comfortable idea for me to conclude that humanity, as a result of being so severely separated from Divine Source, has simply chosen to take this course out of self-serving greed and a Lord of the Flies mentality.
However, as my research into the realm of multi-dimensional spirituality continues, I now firmly believe that there exists a myriad of benevolent ET beings from a whole host of distant star systems who have taken a vested interest in Earth during this time of Earth’s dimensional shift (aka the 2012 Transformation). These beings deliver their messages to humanity via channels (like Gina Lake, Patricia Cori, Patricia Pereira and many others) in order to help those who choose to ascend with Earth during this dimensional transformation. These beings are uplifted by the love and positive vibrations that humans emanate.
And since we live in a world of duality, then the converse of that must also be true. There must be malevolent entities who instead are nourished by the fear and negative vibrations generated by humans who are trapped in self-defeating modes of thought. I can then imagine that these entities, as Icke describes, have the ability to possess the host bodies offered to them during Illuminati ceremonies. This is a plausible scenario, in my opinion, to describe the hybrid human/reptilian beings that Mr. Icke claims are at the center of our global control structure.
Mr. Icke does a wonderful job of detailing the global control structure – although from a personal standpoint, I would certainly have appreciated referenced and sourced footnotes to accompany the research in this book. My only real caveat is this: the picture that Mr. Icke brilliantly paints lacks one crucial element – the forces of Light that are acting on humanity’s behalf. The Reptilian story is not the whole story. In my opinion, the Reptilians are simply parasites feeding on their host. There does seem to be, however, many levels of reality beyond which the Reptilians can operate — because self-serving entities can only evolve so far in our multi-dimensional matrix. Beyond the dimensions within which the Reptilians operate, there exists higher dimensional entities who are dedicated to “Service to Others.” Some of these “Service to Others” entities have been involved with planet Earth since long before the Reptilians arrived here, and their story is equally as important.
Nevertheless, in order to truly understand what is occurring on the ground, right here and right now, Remember Who You Are is a must read.
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ADDENDUM – 10/19/2012
I feel that I need to add a slight note after giving the Reptilian topic some more consideration. I don’t know that the negative entities that may exist at the heart of our global control structure are Reptilians. I don’t know what physical form they assume, if any — or, perhaps, they assume more than one. At this point in time, I don’t know.
We will definitely be delving further into this topic as this blog continues.
The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception
by Max Heindel
“So far as the vast majority of people are concerned the three great questions, Whence have we come? Why are we here? Whither are we going? remain unanswered to this day. It has unfortunately come to be the popularly accepted opinion that nothing can be definitely known about these matters of deepest interest to humanity. Nothing could be more erroneous than such an idea.” (p19)
I first stumbled upon Max Heindel’s The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception during a visit to the Integraton, near Joshua Tree, California. The Integraton is an acoustic dome built and completed by George Van Tassel in the 1970s. Said to have been inspired by UFO channelings and the works of NIkola Tesla, the dome was built using the relationships of sacred geometry for the purpose of, among other things, creating sound baths – acoustic environments that serve to rejuvenate the body.
With the Universe and everything about it being but a physical holographic representation of waveforms in infinitely varied forms and frequencies, it seems appropriate that certain sound frequencies could have significant benefits for the human body, mind and spirit. With that in mind, I took my spot on the floor and participated in a group sound bath. It was, to say the least, relaxing.
Following the sound bath, I was perusing the lobby of the Integraton which is full of information about the building — along with a small library of esoteric literature. An old hardcover book with mid-20th century binding caught my eye — along with the word “Rosicrucian.”
As I flipped through The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, I knew I had to get my own copy.
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“Comenius did not call himself a Rosicrucian; no true Brother does so publicly. Only the Rosicrucian knows the brother Rosicrucian. Not even the most intimate friends or relatives know of a man’s connection with the order. Those only who are Initiates themselves know the writers of the past who were Rosicrucians, because ever through their works shine the unmistakable words, phrases and signs indicative of the deep meaning that remains hidden from the non-Initiate … This work is one of the first few fragments of the Rosicrucian knowledge being publicly given out.” (p250-251)
The Rosicrucians had always held a particular fascination for me ever since I read Holy Blood, Holy Grail back in the early 1980s. One of the tidbits of trivia that stayed with me from reading that book was the idea that a true Rosicrucian would never admit to being one. Therefore, I never expected to become privy to Rosicrucian wisdom. I never even searched for anything.
As discussed in the About page, I did not pursue an esoteric education after Holy Blood introduced me to secret societies back in the ’80s. Instead, I went on to pursue a typical materialist life. It wasn’t until only a few years ago that my interest resumed. Since then I’ve simply been following where the path leads. And I now have a much better understanding of what this secret society is about.
“The Order of Rosicrucians is not merely a secret society; it is one of the Mystery Schools, and the Brothers are Hierophants of the lesser Mysteries, Custodians of the Sacred Teachings and a spiritual Power more potent in the life of the Western World than any of the visible Governments, though they may not interfere with humanity so as to deprive them of their free will.” (p520)
The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception is Heindel’s “understanding of the Rosicrucian teachings” (p8) and although Heindel maintains it is not meant to be the first and last word on occult teachings, it is an important tome, richly detailed about the way in which both the visible and invisible worlds are organized, how they weave into one another and how we, as aspects of Spirit, have evolved through this multi-dimensional system. The book closes with an introduction on how to take the first steps on the path towards acquiring this knowledge first-hand.
This is going to be an unusually long blog entry because the book is dense with relevant information.
Max Heindel was an occult student and lecturer who lived during the late 19th century to early 20th century. He was a student of Theosophy (a topic to be covered in a future blog entry after I work my way through Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine) until he was visited by one of the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order.
The Elder Brothers might also be termed Ascended Masters because they are human beings who have ascended beyond the cycle of birth and re-birth. They no longer need to be re-born into the physical plane and thus exist in the etheric planes.
Heindel was a mystic who claims to have first-hand experience with the “Higher Worlds” and was regularly visited by the Elder Brothers who instructed him on the Rosicrucian Order and its teachings. When these lessons were complete, Heindel wrote The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.
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“The man who realizes his ignorance has taken the first step toward knowledge.” (p21)
Heindel begins the book with a story about a young man who asked a sage, “Sire, what must I do to become wise?” After days of repeating the question and receiving no reply from the sage, the young man received his answer:
“Finally the sage turned and went down to a near-by river. He entered the water, bidding the youth follow him. Upon arriving at a sufficient depth the sage took the young man by the shoulders and held him under the water, despite his struggles to free himself. At last, however, he released him and when the youth had regained his breath the sage questioned him:
‘Son, when you were under the water what did you most desire?’
The youth answered without hesitation, ‘Air, air! I wanted air!’
‘Would you not rather have had riches, pleasure, power or love, my son?’ queried the sage.
‘No Sire! I wanted air and thought only of air,’ came the instant response.
‘Then,’ said the sage, ‘to become wise you must desire wisdom with as great intensity as you just now desired air.'” (p21-22)
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“The first step in Occultism is the study of the invisible Worlds.” (p24)
Heindel describes a multi-dimensional Universe in which there exist “higher Worlds” beyond the physical that cannot be experienced with our normal physical senses. He explains that just as the blind man has no conception of the visual experience, most of us lack the faculties to experience these higher worlds. And just as our visual world exists though some are blind to it, the higher worlds exist though most of us are blind to them.
These higher worlds, Heindel explains, are the worlds of invisible forces. Science explains some of these forces as electromagnetic. But from a mystic’s perspective, science only explains part of the story. According to Heindel:
“The higher Worlds are thus the worlds of causes, of forces; and we cannot really understand this lower World unless we know the others and realize the forces and causes of which all material things are but the effects.” (p28)
The quote above describes the astral planes as the worlds of causes and the physical plane as the world of effects. Since our thoughts exist in the astral planes, it is but a small step to equate consciousness with the creation of the physical universe.
The idea that our thoughts create our physical reality is no longer a revolutionary idea — in particular thanks to the enormous worldwide influence of a documentary entitled The Secret, which introduced this Hermetic philosophy into modern pop culture a few years ago.
On a side note, The Secret was an inspiring documentary. But the main drawback is its failure to include the fact that we co-create reality — we’re not simply creating our own reality — and therefore the positive things one might intend to create for oneself could very well have a significant negative influence on someone, somewhere else. Nor will a person be able to attract that which isn’t in tune with what’s necessary for his or her spiritual growth. Instead, we must intend to create a reality that benefits all, instead of simply focusing our energies on that million dollar payday one might be inspired to attract. Nevertheless, The Secret was a consciousness expanding event in the United States and it may very well be that the only way to reach the greater public with this consciousness expanding spiritual information was with a documentary that appeals to the consciousness of the times. And our collective consciousness is currently obsessed with money.
The Secret may be an example of what Heindel refers when he talks about the forces of the invisible worlds acting upon the physical world to cause effects. It may have been time for the spiritual wisdom contained within The Secret to reach a greater American audience as part of the greater awakening that humanity is currently evolving through.
If Heindel were alive, he might have referred to The Secret‘s consciousness expanding effect on humanity as the result of a ripple in the “Life Wave.”
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“Material science finds that it is necessary to account in some way for the transmission of electricity, with or without wires. It is forced to postulate some substance of a finer kind that it knows, and it calls that substance ‘ether’.” (p34)
We live in a waveform universe. Everything about reality vibrates at a frequency. And ripples, like waves, are three-dimensional representations of waveforms in action. However, the ripples only represent the surface plane of the full vorticular form. We only see the surface of the pond when a rock is thrown into it.
Nassim Haramein explains this concept beautifully (in his documentary Crossing the Event Horizon). And I summarize his statements when discussing the rock being thrown into a pond. Underneath the water, a toroidal shape is formed. Like a donut. And this same shape, the torus, is one representation of the fundamental form of the Universe — from the electrons around an atom, to the weather patterns and lines of magnetic force around the Earth, to the churning star factories of spiraling galaxies … and likely to the universe itself. (The documentary Thrive offers a great visual representation of the toroidal form through various scales.)
“…material science holds that in the densest solid, as in the rarest and most attenuated gas, no two atoms touch each other; that there is an envelope of ether around each atom; that the atoms in the universe float in an ocean of ether.” (p57-58)
According to Heindel, each one of us (in what Rosicrucians term our the Dense Body) is surrounded by a vortex of swirling interpenetrating forces that make up our Vital Body (an etheric body that gives life to matter) and Desire Body (an etheric body that animates the life-matter). We are multi-dimensional beings who create our physical forms and act through them via the different strata of the visible and invisible Worlds.
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Revolution and the Cosmic Night
Rosicrucian philosophy states that the Universe is divided into seven Worlds, and each World is divided into seven regions. In the interest of brevity, I am going to skip the regions and simply paraphrase how the different Worlds work together:
The first World is the World of God. Heindel gives no description of this World.
The second World is the World of Virgin Spirits. This is the plane of existence where we begin our individuation from God, a world where individuated consciousness begins. However, this is an unconscious consciousness.
“Prior to the beginning of the pilgrimage through matter the virgin spirit is in the World of Virgin Spirits, the next to the highest of the seven Worlds. It has Divine Consciousness, but not Self-consciousness…It is as oblivious to outside conditions as is man when in the deepest trance.” (p189)
I imagine that in a Universe which obeys the Hermetic axiom, “As above so below” (Heindel refers to this axiom as fundamental to Rosicrucian philosophy as well), waves of formless consciousness, the virgin spirits must emanate from the World of God in a toroidal form, swirling around the nucleus of God like electrons do around the nucleus of an atom. And perhaps this swirling angular momentum of the toroidal vortex is what Heindel refers to when he describes “Life Waves” that churn the spiral evolution of spirits during the “pilgrimage through matter.”
It could be that the Universe itself is an immense, gigantic torus – one extremely giant donut – churning around an ultra-supermassive black hole … which may very well be the physical manifestation of the nucleus of God. (At least the God of this octave. What we think of as the whole Universe may just be one toroidal form within another unimaginably larger torus.)
Our evolution through matter, according to Rosicrucian philosophy occurs in a spiral fashion in which each period of evolution is recapitulated during the subsequent period before any new work is begun. During these periods of evolution we conduct work on our Dense, Vital and Desire bodies, building them and taking them through mineral, vegetable and animal phases of existence before our consciousness has reached a point where we can enter into human form.
On a side note, the spiral evolution through matter that Heindel describes resonates with another very important point that Nassim Haramein makes (during his documentary Crossing the Event Horizon). Haramein notes that our current heliocentric cosmology isn’t entirely correct. The picture we’re normally given is that of a stationary Sun about which the planets revolve. However, The Earth moves around the Sun as the Sun is moving around the galaxy which, in turn, revolves within a supercluster of galaxies which itself is moving through the Universe. The visual representation of this (elegantly presented in Crossing the Event Horizon) is actually a vorticular form as the Earth spirals around the Sun during the Sun’s journey. Again, “As above, so below.”
Although we are individuated from God in the World of Virgin Spirits, it seems more appropriate to describe this individuation as humanity itself being individuated from God. As our virgin spirit passed through mineral, vegetable and animal form, we were still a group spirit. We did not yet individuate into our current selves until we evolved (or, perhaps, devolved) into human form.
Beyond the World of God and the World of Virgin Spirits is the World of Divine Spirit. In this world is born our Will — to create, to evolve, to do. This Will acts upon the fourth world, the World of Life Spirit, where Will becomes Imagination. Imagination acts upon the fifth world, the World of Thought, where Imagination becomes an Idea. And when that Idea is focused through the lens of the Mind (the Mind resides in the World of Thought), the Idea takes shape and becomes a Thought-Form.
In the sixth world, the Desire World, desire springs man to action. And in the seventh world, the Physical World, the effect of that desire is created — Thought-Form is manifested into physical form.
Heindel explains that humans will eventually evolve to the point where we will be able to manifest Thought-Forms in physical reality — at least in our own reality — simply by using our minds.
“…he will be able to use his own force to give his pictures life and to see them out from himself as objects in space.” (p419) And eventually, “…man’s consciousness will expand into that of an omniscient Creative Intelligence.” (p414)
This evolutionary process takes multiple lifetimes and it can only proceed if reincarnation is a fundamental aspect of existence. In Rosicrucian philosophy, reincarnation is a fundamental tenet. Our individual souls do maintain and expand upon the spiritual gains that were made in previous lives. And consequently, we must do additional work if any karmic setbacks were made.
But the initiation into the Rosicrucian Mystery School, according to Heindel, is meant to advance the student through future stages of human evolution within this lifetime.
“The whole result of initiation is to give to the spiritually aspiring an opportunity to develop the higher faculties and powers in a short time and by severe training, thereby gaining the expansion of consciousness that all mankind will sure possess eventually…” (p414)
The endgame is to attain the ability to die consciously.
“From that time – awake or asleep, through what men call life, and through what men call death – his consciousness will be unbroken. He will lead a consciously continuous existence, having the benefit of all the conditions which make for more rapid advancement to ever higher positions of trust, to be used in the uplifting of the race.” (p496-497)
At this point in the evolutionary process, one has become an Ascended Master.
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“During the past few centuries the Brothers have worked for humanity in secret; each night at midnight there is a Service at the temple where the Elder Brothers, assisted by the lay brothers who are able to leave their work in the World … gather up from everywhere in the West World the thoughts of sensuality, greed, selfishness and materialism. These they seek to transmute into pure love, benevolence, altruism and spiritual aspirations sending them back to the World to uplift and encourage all Good…” (p529)
The True Rosicrucians
Heindel does not call himself a Rosicrucian.
“In order to rout a common misconception we wish to make clear to students that we are not Rosicrucians because we study their teachings, nor does even admission to the temple entitle us to call ourselves by that name. The writer, for instance, is only a lay brother, a pupil, and would under no circumstances call himself a Rosicrucian.” (p528)
So who are the Rosicrucians? Heindel describes them as thirteen Ascended Masters who have evolved beyond the physical form and exist in the etheric region of the Universe. Twelve of the Rosicrucians work with student-mystics like Heindel to help raise the consciousness of humanity. The thirteenth Rosicrucian is unknown to all but the other twelve and exerts his influence in otherwise complete anonymity.
This type of hierarchical organization in which the Master of an order (or perhaps “temple” might be a more appropriate term) is unknown to the adepts under his care is reminiscent of the structure of temple life described in The Lemurian Scrolls: Angelic Prophecies Revealing Human Origins. This similarity makes perfect sense in light of Heindel referring to the Order of Rosicrucians as a Mystery School.
We can imagine the Mystery Schools throughout history and pre-history as being institutions of esoteric initiation, founded by different Ascended Masters who have used these schools around the world through various time periods in order to aid those in search of enlightenment and ascension beyond the physical form.
Lemurian Scrolls details the daily life of Initiates in the prehistoric temples at the dawn of humanity. So we can also imagine that the temple tradition of working towards ascension which began in the temples of Lemuria were carried on in secret following the mythical fall of mankind.
What exactly was that fall? Around 10-12 thousand years ago, the last ice age ended. The Earth warmed. The ice melted. The face of the planet changed. Our planet’s ancient lore talks of Atlantis sinking during this time. Our myths talk about an original sin.
Something happened. And we forgot where we came from, why we’re here and where we’re going.
When humanity’s consciousness began expanding and the Ascended Masters found humans who had evolved sufficiently, the Mystery Schools were born, each attuned to attract the individualized consciousness of a particular society at that particular time. Consequently, the Order of Rosicrucians, founded in Europe during the 13th century, is geared to appeal to the intellect of Western society.
“…in the last few hundred years, since the advent of modern science, a more intellectual humanity has peopled the earth; the head has completely overruled the heart, materialism has dominated all spiritual impulse and the majority of thinking people do not believe anything they cannot touch, taste or handle. Therefore, it is necessary that appeal should be made to their intellect in order that the heart may be allowed to believe what the intellect has sanctioned. As a response to this demand the Rosicrucian Mystery teachings aim to correlate scientific facts to spiritual verities.” (p520-521)
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The Order of Rosicrucians was founded in the 13th century by a man with the symbolic name of Christian Rosenkruez. Heindel describes Rosenkreuz as a “high spiritual teacher” who founded the Order “to explain the mystery of Life and Being from the scientific standpoint in harmony with Religion.” (p518)
At the end of this incarnation, Rosenkreuz evolved past the death cycle and became an Ascended Master.
“…his birth as Christian Rosenkreuz marked the beginning of a new epoch in the spiritual life of the Western World. That particular Ego has also been in continuous physical existence ever since, in one or another of the European Countries. He has taken a new body when his successive vehicles have outlived their usefulness…” (p518)
Heindel notes that Rosenkreuz later incarnated as the Comte de Saint Germaine, a known Ascended Master.
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“Thus, man was impelled first to fear God and was given religions of a nature to further his spiritual well-being under the lash of fear.” (p371)
Back to the Bible
According to Heindel, the “race religions” that existed prior to Christianity were given to humankind to help us expand our consciousness beyond the kinship of clan to the much larger kinship of race, extending our compassion beyond the immediate family to a connection with all the people within a particular race.
These “race religions” were eye-for-an-eye religions with jealous and angry gods that were tailor made for a more savage time.
“It is therefore reasonable and logical to conclude that at first, it was necessary to give man a religion commensurate with his ignorance. It would have been useless to talk to him, at that stage, of a God Who was all tenderness and love. From his viewpoint, those attributes were weaknesses, and he could not have been expected to reverence a God Who possessed what were to him despicable qualities. The God to Whom he rendered obedience must be a strong God, a God to be feared, a God Who could hurl the thunderbolt and wield the flail of lightning.” (p371)
Then along came Jesus whose aim was to expand human consciousness beyond race to an unconditional love for all — a Universal Brotherhood.
Heindel describes Jesus the man as an ordinary human who was a particularly pure spirit. Christ, on the other hand, is a different being altogether. Heindel describes Christ as the highest Initiate of humanity who has reached a level of spiritual frequency so far beyond us that the lowest vibrational state to which he can descend is within the realm of existence occupied by the Archangels.
“Christ could not be born in a dense body … ” (p380) Therefore, when Jesus the man reached the age of 30, “Christ entered these bodies and used them until the climax of His Mission on Golgotha.”
As I work my way through works of ancient wisdom, modern channellings, scientific explorers, spiritual lessons, secret histories and esoteric doctrines, there is one thing I always try to keep in mind: No one person has all the answers.
Nevertheless, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception is rich with far more than simply clues. This book contains a number of pieces of the puzzle and Heindel goes into eloquent detail about them. While reading this book I couldn’t help but be in awe of the wisdom contained therein. It was an honor to be reading such privileged information.
One can only hope to acquire this sort of wisdom first-hand within this lifetime.