and you will know the Universe and the Gods"
When scurrying down the rabbit hole on the pathless path one is inevitably confronted by an inter-dimensional race of beings, often of an insect-like reptilian nature, perched atop the pinnacle of power that constitutes the nucleus of the New World Order.
The appellations attributed to these dark interstellar actors are myriad and run the gamut of everything from the Sumerian Anunnaki to the 'Sons of God.'
While there is a plethora of contemporary material available on the subject, it appears very little has been written on what these ancient "gods" actually are.
Instead of adding to the convoluted nature of the subject with more conjecture, let's try to pin down these phantasmagoric apparitions and put them within a contextual framework that sheds light on their true nature.
For if we are to defeat our enemy we must truly understand that enemy.
Pieces of the Puzzle
From the ancient ruins and relics of the past,
...the literature on fairies of medieval times, the practices of black magick by a certain Satanic cult, and even our modern-day documented accounts of the alien abduction experience, we seemingly find evidence of these agencies of the underworld everywhere.
We even find their ephemeral, ethereal personages imbued within the sacred architecture of our nation's capital along with numerous bas reliefs, statues, monuments, and fountains that are literally littered throughout the world.
It's almost as if these invisible entities are clandestinely announcing their presence behind the scenes while quietly charting the course of humanity.
When undertaking more than just a cursory examination of the aforementioned (as well as other subject fields) we uncover a whole slew of parallels and patterns which ultimately culminate in a cornucopia of commonality and continuity.
In essence, what we discover (among other things) is,
In addition, we find that the non-ordinary transcendental experience associated with these entities itself seems to be evolving.
Instead of diving head first into the more esoteric aspects of this ongoing intervention into the affairs of humanity, let's gradually wade ourselves into the deep end of the waters by highlighting one of the main attributes of their modus operandi.
This facet I'm referring to is the parasitic quality of their nature. More specifically, it is the demonstrable notion that they literally utilize our energetic emanations as a food source for purposes of their own survival and expansion.
We see this peculiar operating principle in the great epic poems, including Homer and Virgil's works, where the gods are routinely described as swooping over the savory smoke of sacrifice to lick up the scintillating effluvia, i.e. the food of the gods.
Whether it is in the fields of mythology, magick, or shamanism - or in the milieu of a modern-day scientific setting, we consistently uncover this particularly pernicious aspect of their character, as can be gleaned from the selected quotes below:
When reading through the above quotes one can't help be reminded of that now famous scene within the movie The Matrix when Morpheus initiates the unnerved neophyte into the desert of the real.
With an appearance of sheer befuddlement and bewilderment Neo is told the following:
While some may axiomatically recoil at the thought of living in an illusory, mentally projected world and being relegated to indentured servant status by a ruling Elite, whether machine-like or not, the truth is that the Matrix analogy fits quite nicely with our current day reality (see David Bohm's, Wholeness and the Implicate Order).
The only slight differential, as far as I can tell, is the fact we are our own slave masters as it is we who build and sustain our own prison cells.
This highly regrettable state of affairs is deftly encapsulated in the following quote taken from the film My Dinner with Andre:
Now that we've briefly touched on the practical role these entities play within the Matrix-like construct we find ourselves operating within, we can now move towards the more arcane, mystical aspects of their existence.
Guardians of the Gate
Delving deeper into the occult oriented atmosphere that envelops these inter-dimensional creatures, we come to discover that they also play the mysterious part of guardians or gatekeepers.
In this sense, they can properly be viewed as obstacles, nets, traps, or hurdles that need to be circumvented or surpassed if one seeks to actualize quintessence within.
This idea runs through the whole of Buddhism, particularly the Mahayana school of thought, which is why it's not surprising to see it pop up in the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Bardo Todol.
There, in the instructions to the dead of the Bardo Todol, it is emphasized that both favorable and unfavorable gods are illusions that need to be overcome. This current of thought is also found in the field of Magick where the gods are characterized as the Dwellers of the Threshold who guard the garden of the paradise of the soul.
We even stumble upon this symbolic rule in the practice of Yoga, as well as among many other spiritual disciplines.
As Swami Vivekananda stated in his work Raja-Yoga:
As mentioned above, these "guardians" are guarding the gate to paradise.
Question is - what exactly is that gate?
Upon closer examination it turns out that the gate to paradise is no less than that well-known Mother Goddess of the universe that the ancient Egyptians termed Queen Isis. Both giver and taker, she is the womb from which the gods, man, animals, and every other form arose.
In a nutshell, she is the feminine personification of space and time, among many other things; that bee that fructifies the soul.
As Joseph Campbell, the great mythologist, so eloquently puts it in his work Creative Mythology:
And what do you know, look what we find in the DMT experiments that were conducted by Dr. Rick Strassman:
Or this quote from Graham Hancock in his work Supernatural - Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind describing his experience on ayahuasca shortly after he encounters insect-like, alien beings:
At this point some may be thinking,
The only problem with that line of thinking is little inconvenient facts like this:
Lastly, to wrap this section up, take a look at the below symbolism found in the Vatican that pops up over and over again:
Notice the gold dragons around the painting guarding the shell with a bee in the Center.
The shell is obviously a well-known symbol for the goddess Venus who represents one of the many different variants of the Mother Goddess. The bee is another symbol of this goddess as she is also a Queen Bee.
In addition, compare and contrast the below images while reflecting on the Goddess' role as Mother of the Gods and taking into consideration the following quote:
The above picture is of the Bee Goddess on a Boeotian amphora circa 700 BC.
The image above it is from a page in Graham Hancock's work Supernatural in which he describes the entity as such:
Now that we've been given a glimpse into their role as guardians, let's try to unveil them further in a manner that will shed additional light on this aspect of their functionality.
Parts of Ourselves
After much subterranean excavating, we are now closer to uncovering that diamond in the rough.
In the end, after extensively comparing and contrasting many different subject fields, we come upon the discovery that it is mythology juxtaposed against the backdrop of psychology that gives us some of the deepest insights.
When straying outside the organized dogmatic ecclesiastical orthodox domain of religion we uncover an idea that dovetails perfectly with what mythology and psychology yield.
This is the notion that all the gods, demons, heavens and hells are located within man himself.
Whether it is,
...we stumble upon this introspective apprehension of all mythic forms.
As Joseph Campbell conveyed in his work Creative Mythology:
While this statement is helpful, it is still unfortunately too nebulous.
So let's turn to Jungian psychology and in doing so attempt to transform the abstract into the concrete. In this field, the gods and goddesses are viewed as archetypal forces, instincts, or contents of the unconscious mind.
As Dr. Carl Jung relayed in the commentary to the Tibetan Book of the Dead:
The above quote intimates that there is essentially no fundamental difference between the inner and the outer.
This makes perfect sense within the context of fractal, non-local, holographic multi-verse which is ultimately a cognitive construction, a psychic projection, or mirror of our own thoughts (see Michael Talbot's, The Holographic Universe.)
Viewing the gods within this paradigm allows us to synthesize the research of those who see these ancient entities as inwardly generated vs. those who perceive them as a component of a free-standing external reality outside of our frequency range.
So, we see that these gods are in essence personifications of parts, the functionaries or agents of one monolithic order; that they are all manifestations of the unconscious mind, that underlying moving tremendum, that Matrix of Life of which Queen Isis is the feminine personification.
As Dr. Carl Jung wrote in Psychology and Alchemy:
As implied above, and upon closer inspection, it turns that out that all the gods and goddesses of Antiquity are really one Goddess.
As the initiate Apuleius states in The Golden Ass:
Opening the Gates of Hell
It is important to understand and stress that when these gods are suppressed they turn into veritable demons.
Quoting again from Dr. Jung in his work The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious we find the following:
As a result of this suppression of the instinctual roots of the unconscious, the world is now engulfed in the flames of psychosis as a psychic split has emerged within the collective consciousness of humanity.
Thus our current impasse is a function of sheer insanity.
This is a world in which we are all being paganized, brutalized, sexualized, and debased in what is this Nigredo phase of the Alchemical Great Work; a world in which we are literally being fed on by a Force.
We hear it everyday. Incessant, relentless chatter about how our leaders (or rather misleaders) are completely mad and how everything around us is inverted, corrupted, and perverted.
As Michael Ellner, the author of Hope is Realistic, writes:
As an interesting side note, look at how Dr. Jung medically defines the term "insanity":
Where have we heard that before? Oh yeah:
What is the Devil?
Finally, after all of our deep-sea diving and subterranean mining, we have come to the bare root of the so-called reptilians.
Here it is important to understand that the gods that are ruling our world today are mostly demons that have boomeranged back on us as a result of the suppression of the unconscious mind.
You could look at it as the instincts of decadence and debauchery lording as master over the instincts of life. And just as the gods are all manifestations of one thing (unconscious) so too are the demons.
As to the latter, that one thing just so happens to be the devil.
Now, the 64 trillion dollar question:
In a footnote buried like a needle in a haystack within Jung's Alchemical Studies we find one of the most accurate definitions of this Leviathan:
What Dr. Jung is referring to here is the chaos, massa confusa, prima materia or undifferentiated primitive instinctual animalistic dark aspect of the unconscious mind.
This arcane substance (Mercurius), which is the basis of the Work, contains everything that is needed. It is fully autonomous being like the dragon that begets, reproduces, slays, and devours itself.
As Democritus is reputed to have said:
It is important to note that the Stone issues or is born from the darkness of this prima materia (order out of chaos).
For does not Spring issue from Winter? Is not enlightenment lighting up that which is dark? And this is why the alchemists said such seemingly blasphemous things such as "God's love burns in hell".
Or why the adept Apuleius wrote the following in The Golden Ass:
But this prima materia is just one aspect of Mercurius; the other being the Self.
For Mercurius stands at the beginning and end of the Great Work. As prima materia he is in his lowest form (dragon) and as the Lapis Philosophorum (rose, phoenix, lapis, stone, treasure hard to attain, etc.) he reaches his height. It is his transformation that brings about the Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz.
For as the Rosarium Philosophorum states:
Ultimately, the dragon, which it should be noted is synonymous with the Serpent in the Garden of Eden, is a dual force underlying all of life (just like the unconscious).
It is that androgynous paradoxical cosmic serpent that dogmatic religion cut in half. Within this context, a myriad of different variables are de-mystified.
In the end, as long as we maintain this patently absurd posture of over-emphasizing conscious life at the expense of the unconscious, Lilith (another name for the prima material/screech owl) - that flaming sword in the Garden of Eden - that shamanistic anima that is both dangerous and has transformative power - will continue to block the way back (which is really forward).
Ultimately, the base instinctual aspects of the unconscious mind will have to be confronted/processed/integrated if we are to address this psychic split within man.
The transformations of Mercurius.
The Melusina (Lilith) meeting the adept
on his way up the tree is Sapientia.
Ripley Scrowle (c. 1570),
Rosicrucian Alchemy Museum.
Integration as the Way Out
We are never going to integrate that which we demonize and vilify.
This fact highlights the crux of our current conundrum. It is what created the situation of opposed opposites in the first place. It is what led to this psychic split in man that is the source of our collective insanity. Casting these gods out has now made us feel like we need to cast them out.
For it was us who threw open the gates of the psychic underworld and unleashed the hordes of hellions; us who invited the Vampire in.
As Paracelsus wrote in De Ente Spirituali:
The key phrase in the above is,
Does this sentiment not perfectly encapsulate our modern day sex (Venus) and death (Saturn) soaked cannibalistic pop-culture?
If so, why the emphasis on sex and death? The reason is because sex and death act as the two main underlying correlates of temporality. These two elements directly correspond with the two mainsprings of delusion that modern psychology recognizes as eros (desire) and thanatos (aggression).
It is these two chief motivations and underpinnings of life that attach us to our Matrix-like construct and keep the curtain of Maya from falling. In short, it is an effective way to clip our wings and keep us grounded.
While we may wish to run away from our fears we simply cannot. For life is the labyrinth; life is the Lodge. As such, we only meet ourselves along the way.
In a holographic universe where every part is the whole suppression, indifference, and an us vs. them mentality fractures, demarcates, delineates, and fragments the world.
This acts to distance us from our true Self by playing into the hands of an uproarious underworld that is currently in possession of the human race.
As Geoff Byrd puts it:
In order to integrate the parts of ourselves that we've denied we must come to terms with and understand that which we repressed.
It is an established fact of psychotherapy that through understanding and experience of underlying contents we can free ourselves from compulsion. In doing so, we facilitate the integration of the instincts which is a pre-requisite to completing the process of Individuation. Note that alchemy is a psychic projection of this process in symbolic form.
And that both alchemy and Jungian Individuation are identical to shamanic initiation.
In the end, our goal is to turn a dragon into a rose; to square the circle; to consciously collaborate with the unconscious process of Individuation and thereby bring about a transforming of the unconscious that results in the actualization of a unified Whole.
You could call this "Wholeness" Spirit although to be clear there is no pure spirit. For the Great Alchemical Work is a union of heaven and hell on earth.
Not abandoning the body, not annihilating the instincts, not denying life itself but rather transfiguring or spiritualizing the instincts and life itself. At any rate, Spirit is at once spiritual and corporeal.
As Nietzsche noted in The Antichrist:
In the final analysis, we can become zombified machine-like beasts enslaved under a scientific dictatorship totality devoid of any humanity or we can transform that diabolical character living in Saturn into a psychopomp that illuminates the way and allows us to become living philosophical stones.
The stakes are in the stratosphere.
So let us choose wisely...