Monthly Archives: March 2019
Humans are strange creatures.
Darwin ensured the drive of eros. Capitalism has ensured that love costs a ton of dough! Yikes…don’t even mention the cost of raising offspring under neoliberalism.
The western philosophical tradition brought us romanticism which was entwined with German Idealism. The English had their own unique take on it and it was a kind of nature worship and writers like Thoreau continued the tradition in America. Today the Neo-Luddites are bringing it back but mostly in reaction to mega-city 5-G smart grid city-states wherein life may very well look like a blend of Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s, Brave New World.
Richard Rorty culturized Darwinism, I think, or, at least in a way he did. If God was impossible to find then it made total sense to focus on humans, secularism, logic, reason; juxtaposed to the imaginal and poetic–sort of a left brain/right brain holism for culture–with the target being the most hopeful integration of both. And then came 911…And well, that’s another post, but that day unleashed a fissure within the trajectory of the best hopes of secular pragmatism. And no, Jordan Peterson ain’t going to save the day.
Age has made me a pragmatist in my day to day life. Romanticism’s kicked the shit out of me– more or less– mainly because I’ve never been able to adjust to the neoliberal mode of operation–greed. God damn hippies just aren’t appreciated anymore! And God? And my youthful exuberance at a hopeful outcome there? Hey, we live in a prison matrix that is actively trying to kill us! No, I have no idealism left in me. That isn’t to say that God doesn’t exist–it’s just not here–for all practical purposes, we are on our own. I don’t think it’s going to work out well here, but then again, how could it if this place is doomed?
I suppose it’s the ongoing struggle between Eros and Thanatos with an added dose of incredible complexity mixed together with the new plutocracy–the corporate state machine! Pay or die, either way as long as we can profit from it–and profit we will!
Perhaps romantics naturally seek pragmatists as nature always seems to strive for equilibria. To me, there’s a certain sense in that–we search out unconsciously and long for wholeness. Someone should mention to these two groups the futility of it all–what was it the psalmist said? All is vanity…Which ironically aligns so well with nihilism. But if anyone knows its turf it’s the demiurge and it covets what is his.
All we can do is find the key that makes us rise above it all.
“MYSTICS, CAN’T LIVE WITH THEM/SHOULDN”T SHOOT ‘EM”
I’ve mused on the two Piscean Fish for many years. I’ve come to call them desire and lust. The desire of the Virgin for a kind loving husband and the lust of the whore who wants to ‘fuck’ em all’…Energetic archetypes perhaps of the female side of the source.
Or, perhaps the Buddha, if he existed, came across these two aspects of Mara? At any rate, back in those heady days of what we now know was social engineering (thank-you banksters) I used to get a respite from the streets from a ‘coven of Wiccans’ (or, so I assumed); they lived in this cool cottage in Riverdale in Toronto with a backyard that transitioned into a graveyard. There was this one picture on the wall that made me feel really weird inside: it was two witchy type woman who were incredibly beautiful and one was blonde and the other brunette. That was 40-years ago but the image has stayed with me.
I knew when I recorded this side two years ago that it wasn’t quite right and this song came to me last year and it all feels right now. This mix is still missing the soon to come keys and there are still some tweaks but it’s getting there.
4-Songs About God in E-Flat Minor is a side that explores my lifelong journey as a seeker. The side is four songs with seven parts. 4 and 7 are mystical numbers which of course equal 11…Perhaps that’s meaningless but who knows? Maybe there is a mystery or two still to be uncovered!
www.andrewmarkmusic.com is giving a musical voice to the Gnostic tradition. It’s easy to become a theist once one experiences the obvious Gnosis that God if it exists, is demonstrably evil…
“I don’t really feel the need as a Gnostic to own guns which enable me to partake anymore than I have to in the murderous barbarism of this demiurge construct where life has to feed off other life to survive. I’ll pass”…
The War on Terror has morphed into a war on all those who correctly reject the bullshit official narrative about 911 with its unending imperialist wars promulgated by the world’s lamestream media who endlessly shill for the elite military-industrial complex along with the worlds hackademies who send out propagandists like Jordan Peterson whose job it is to protect the billionaire oligarchs who are raping and pillaging the earth and its people at an unprecedented rate via unearned and unmerited wealth…
So how do the good Hobbits of the earth stop this? There is only one way: change dramatically the political system which is the only means of redress for the people. 1) End life long bureaucratic career’s within politics via seven-year and you’re out forever of the public service sphere and transfer back into ‘real life work’…2) automatic removal from office for breaking ANY election promise. THAT’S IT!!! It’s this simple folk’s and this would work if we could pull it off. The alternative is life long debt slavery to the oligarchic plutocracy with its mafia ethos and it’s likely only they will survive our coming environmental nightmares brought on by their economic policies, greed, and arrogance. And no, complexity cannot and never should be an excuse for abandoning common sense, decency, and sound logic– something which is found in the economic philosophies of Henry George!
At the very least this project should field some interesting responses, not the least of which will be a whole host of trolls! Please consider also that religion isn’t just for atheist academics:)
I’ve been on a quest within a search for the nature of reality since the summer of 1979. As a layperson, I’ve searched every religion and philosophy for answers to truth. It was around 1995 that I first discovered the Gnostic worldview and I’ve been involved with searching out any truth therein since that time. This Manifesto is the result of around 25-years of research within this field of inquiry. I believe Gnosticism predates the Christian religion and was one of humanities first attempts at synthesizing spirituality with the faculties of reason and logic.
It’s my intention to see if there is anyone out there that would be interested in starting this church with me? It could be an online church. Or, I live in Vancouver if that is amenable to you. Under very specific and certain conditions I could come to where you reside.
Without further ado!
1) The true God of love and light is transcendent to this universe and doesn’t exist here other than the trapped hidden spark of the Pleroma which resides deep within humanity. 2) The *Kristos was sent into this existence to teach humanity about why things are the way they are here. 3) Like **Marcion, we reject the O.T. and the myths contained in it; although we understand Marcion took the stories as literal–well supposedly. 4) The true God of love and light doesn’t seek worship but rather communion and to set the captives free. 5) Sophia is an Aeon with the Kristos and was not the serpent in the story within Genesis which is fictional. We believe women are co-equal with men although it’s obvious we are not the same in every respect. 6) All are welcome. 7) We attempt to live by the highest ethical standards as possible given our corrupt living conditions but do not assess morality via a fallen sinful nature brought on by humankind. 8) We seek a conservative liturgy and service and the service not be entertainment oriented. 9) We are spiritual anarchists in relation to the Archons and our structure is holarchy and not hierarchy and those tasked with running the structure of the church are servants and not intermediaries for God. 10) We practice meditation but refrain from dismissing God based on any insight from the meditative disciplines.11) We practice yoga in accord with the dualist Dvaita Vedanta school of eastern philosophy. 12) We view reincarnation as likely but believe the Bardos are now controlled by deceitful Archons. 13) We reject normative views on Karma. 14) All ‘supernatural metaphysics’ will be framed within spiritual hypothesis within the church (when addressing those outside of the church) until such time as the God of love and light chooses to reveal itself to all in a simultaneous way. We believe that faith can never be commensurate with inherently irrational religious assertions and dogmas. 15) The true God of love and light is unknowable to the human mind but is experienced as an agape type of love. 16) We respect the western philosophical tradition and the analytical school but ultimately reject the materialist worldview. 17) We reject the human ‘will to power’ doctrine when its framed alongside Kabbalistic Luciferianism as humans are not and can never be the transcendent God. 18) We respect the scientific method but reject scientism. We reject the false dichotomy of the only choice as between scientism or literalist fundamentalism. 19) We consider that modern E.T. theory could be an explanation for the God hypothesis but we accept this tentatively and only as a possibility. 20) We reject New Age capitalist spirituality and pseudo-scientific religious/spiritual claims. We believe that humanity needs a new academy which dedicates itself to the study of spiritual claims and that this academies staff is vetted by those who have passed impartiality testing. 21) We accept the possibility that consciousness could be an emergent phenomenon but reject that human consciousness per se is synonymous with God. Having said that, we still consider various panpsychic hypothesis’ as plausible. 22) We believe education should focus on the Logos of light, logic, and reason via methods like The Trivium. 23) We focus on psychology that helps humanity overcome all types of addiction and places significant focus on the human potential to actuality within a steady-state economic model as much as this is possible. 24) On Magic: only candle magic will be used in public ceremonies defined here by working human intention with light. 25) Any couple can practice sex magic at their discretion within the boundaries of ethical monogamy (Tantra defined here as sex with spiritual intention) and within the privacy of their homes. 26) We believe in the practice of monogamy within civil unions while marriage is at the discretion of any given couple. 27) A focus on two primary areas within the fields of economics and politics which are something like 1-house per person caps with the intention of ending rent-seeking. That society moves in the direction of a Georgist Land Value Tax combined with various ideas within economic mutualism. 28) That humanity creates various new non-usurious means of exchange via something like public banking or www.positivemoney.org. That any new currency isn’t commodity based which leads to hoarding but is strictly a means of exchange. 29) That the Non-Aggression Principle be implemented as goalposts for economic behavior; that the nation-state becomes as minimalist as possible. 30) For the most part, we accept the Marxist critique of capitalism but reject dialectical materialism. 31) We believe communism could only be implemented via ‘supernatural fiat’ which is highly unlikely as the Demiurge and the Archons control this existence and rule covertly via force and coercion. All we can do as Gnostics is attempt to mitigate the effects of this condition as much as this is possible. We reject the use of force, coercion, and all unnecessary exploitation within the present worldwide system of high finance and capital. We only seek to mitigate the damage to any given human and to all life forms upon the earth. 32) We believe in the right to abortion but only as a very last resort and that everything humanly possible is done to avoid that decision but ultimately accept the procedure when absolutely no other choice is possible. 33) We believe that the Golden Rule was always meant as an economic mode of behavior and our current system is incommensurate with a proper understanding of the Golden Rule and that humans are also taught from a young age about considering the perspectives of others.
NOTES: * The ontological status of the Kristos while on earth can only be asserted via speculation if we are honest. I lean towards the Docetism camp but one couldn’t be sure of this, in my opinion. I’m also a Ditheist.
**Marcion, like many of the first Christian’s, would not believe in the version of Christendom handed down by Constantine’s Roman church. Marcion put the first Bible together and wrote the Antithesis which correctly pointed out the incongruities and discrepancies between the Torah and what he came to believe Kristos taught. He was a Quasi-Gnostic, in my opinion, and there is evidence that he did not redact any scripture but rather the Roman church added in words to suit their doctrinal positions. A side note here would be whether Yeshua of Catholic canon is really all that different from mean old Yahweh and the fact he would punish and torture someone forever for eating shellfish or wearing certain types of linen or not proclaiming faith in him is good argument that this Yeshua is no different from Yahweh–AKA the demiurge and its archons.
The last note here: I believe we are entering the last stage of this epoch or HIStory of the demiurge whose archons co-opted the natural religions on the earth at the time of Babylon. I suggest the Axial age explosion of religion, which are all contradictory, is explained by this new world order–the money masters co-opting religion to control civilization via control of the money supply while using religion as a cover. The end-game is the convergence of two of their primary tropes: The Israeli Messiah juxtapose to the merging of A.I. with human consciousness via the false Gnosticism of Kabbalistic Luciferianism. All implemented by the largest military in history enforcing top-down predatory economics on every person on earth. Yes, the game in on and the Demiurge and Archons refuse to play fairly!
Associated links related to these ideas:
THE FOUR PILLARS OF A NEW EARTH COMMONS found here.
THE WINTER SOLSTICE GOLDEN RULE SERIES found here.
Freddie Green style: