Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tek-Gnostics Heresies Excerpt...

Strange things are afoot on Hwy 61


"God said to Abraham, Kill me a son"

-from “Hwy 61 Revisited” by Bob Dylan


The following is an excerpt from Book One of the Tek-Gnostics Trilogy, titled: The Tek-Gnostics Heresies - Tales of Wonder from the Collective Conscious. Book Two, titled: Applied Tek-Gnostics - A Feild Guide for the Collective Conscious... will be published this summer, with Book Three scheduled for an early 2019 publication. More on Book Two later. We pick up the tale from Book One, with a primer on the Gnostic Demiurge mythology, followed by a tekgnostic take on eschatology, ancient and modern...

As indicated earlier (in Book One), Tekgnosticism relies upon intellectual and spiritual experience... a balance of the heart, mind and gut. As the renowned contemporary Gnostic Bishop, Stephan A. Hoeller has so eloquently articulated:

“Gnosis pertains to a specific illuminative understanding that expresses itself best through the medium of mythology. The truths embodied in these myths are of a more personal nature than the dogmas of theology or the statements of philosophy. In this way, the myth acts as a parable or metaphor, illustrating through the actions of the myth, complex insights.” 

To illustrate this principle, let us examine the ancient Gnostic mythology surrounding the “Demiurge” entity...

Within certain Gnostic schools of thought, there exists a complex of mythologies indicating that the God of the Old Testament, the burning bush God… the God of Abraham… was, in fact, a lesser entity known to them as the Demiurge. The Demiurge was a delusional “creator” deity. Although subordinate to the all-pervasive Monad or Godhead (what is referred within Tek-Gnostics as… That which shall remain nameless), the demiurge believed himself to be the one true God (ie: “You shall have no other gods before Me” - Exodus 20:3).

Consequently, within these Gnostic mythologies, the Demiurge proceeded to create the material world, thinking that his creations were the totality of all that is. In his delusion, the Demiurge was blind to the realization of the highest, absolute and unknowable God. To certain ancient Gnostic sects, this delusion was interpreted as “derangement” and the Demiurge was deemed insane. Accordingly, this insanity took the form of confusion, jealousy and malevolence… thus was evil visited upon the world.

Further, the Gnostics held the belief that humanity was not only innocent of the corrupt nature of the world… not only free of original sin… they held within them, a divine spark of the true, transcendent, unknowable Godhead. The corruption that had crept into the material world was rather a product of the Demiurge’s derangement. Thus humanity’s “original sin” was a fallacy imposed by the early church, propagated with questionable intent.

Considering the Gnostic assertion that the creator God, known in the Old Testament as Yahweh or Jehovah, was indeed insane… this premise would seem to answer a lot of questions pertaining to the horrific maladies of “being of this world” or life on Earth as we experience it daily. A God that is insane would make “cynical sense” as to all the pain and suffering visited upon the world. In light of this mythology, it would then not seem so horrifically absurd that an insane God would ask Abraham, the founder of all three “Desert Religions” …to kill his begotten son Isaac, to prove his faith.

It is this enigmatic Gnostic mythology and other variations of it that caused the developing Church bureaucracy of the first century, CE to proclaim that the early Gnostics were indeed heretics. Apparently, the early church fathers did not take kindly to the Gnostic premise that their God of Gods, Yahweh… was an insane, bureaucratic, middle-management God. Again, mythologies such as these, act as parable or metaphor, illustrating through the actions of the myth, complex insights.

The great mythologies of the past often display commonalities, although expressed differently, across different cultures. Similarly, they tend to repeat themselves over the eons. They re-calibrate... modernize... to fit current cultural understanding. Thus the ancient Gods give way to newer mythologies such as monotheism or science or even alien intelligences, as humanity’s view of universe evolves.

Certain contemporary mythologies seem to have devolved back into a dogmatic, eschatological, dumbed-down rendering of archaic end-times prophecy. Specifically, the dominant desert religions were (and are) obsessed with imagery of Armageddon... righteous battles, catastrophe and final judgment. These desert religion’s more mystical (and suppressed) factions, such as the Kabbalahists, the Sufis and especially the Gnostics, foretold of an Apocalypse (from the Greek: apokálypsis) which literally translates as a “lifting of the veil” or revelation... a steady increase in light... a change in focus from folly to wisdom.

Contemporary desert religious hierarchies seem to condone a violent, fundamentalist prophetic anticipation of a coming messiah/antichrist apocalyptic showdown. Rather than embrace the mystical view, they support a simplistic, us vs them… saved vs damned… and most importantly, for reasons of controlling the masses… pie in the sky, bye and bye, doctrine. This position clearly indicates that contemporary organized religious institutions are primarily governmental (read: manipulative) as opposed to spiritual, in nature.

The “technological singularity” spin put upon this age-old myth… the “Geek Rapture” if you will… similarly prophesizes that at the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence, the human era ends. The aforementioned religious hierarchy’s fear-driven connotation leads to the portrayal of the emerging AI/human dichotomy as that of an antichrist/messiah cataclysm. Hence humanity recalibrates the old mythology into more of the same apocalyptic fever. We shall return to this line of reasoning, in the next chapter.


With that said, the question is one of perspective. Do we accept the spoon-fed, militaristic “Apocalypse Now” eschatology, as propagandized by the desert religious hierarchies? Or do we choose to embrace the vision of a steady increase in light... a change in focus from folly to wisdom? The ancient Gnostics, Sufis et al, chose to embrace the “lifting of the veil” mythology.

Tek-Gnostics Mythology


Likewise, Tek-Gnostics chooses a mythological increase of light narrative. We choose the mythology of a psychedelic apocalypse. We choose to experience humanity’s latest eschatological boogeyman… Technological Singularity… as a lifting of the veil… a change in focus from folly to wisdom. We choose these mythologies to help inform our worldview and to empower our interaction within our world, as an intelligence agent… an Intelligence Engineer.

The great Zen master, Alan Watts, often spoke of an ancient Earthling myth in which the sustaining force of Universe (God as it is oftentimes referred to in the West) manifests all that is within Universe while dreaming. As God dreams... the dream transforms into our cosmos, projecting countless billions of tiny holographic specks of itself, to materialize the physical realm. God assumes the roles of galaxies, stars and planets… the myriad creatures of Universe… and thus becomes completely immersed in strange and wonderful adventures, some of which are terrible and frightening.


Since God is all there is within & without Universe and since there is no “other” in which to play with, God plays a cosmic game of “hide & seek” with itself. Hence these adventures we call life, take the form of a great game or play within God’s dream.

In the heat of game-play within our cosmic RPG …God temporarily forgets its true nature of oneness. This forgetfulness seems to span the entire cycle of Universe. Eventually, God awakens from the many dreams and fantasies and remembers its true identity, the one and eternal Self of the cosmos who is never born and never dies. At this moment, all that is… returns to the source. Thus Universe goes round… now advancing… now receding… for eternity.

This elegant, Gnostic-like mythology puts an interesting twist upon the demiurgic allegory. It is of ancient origin, yet can be used to poetically describe the evolving theories of modern physics, in its speculation on the nature of Universe. This particular modern myth resonates with Tek-Gnostics mythology. The tekgnostic consciously choose a mythology devoid of Deific Derangement.

Instead, the tekgnostic system of perception facilitates a way of experiencing all reality, including the manifest cosmos, as the outcome of creative play by the divine absolute. Our system is designed to help us remember our trials and tribulations as a kind of game or drama which is being acted out by the eternal Self of Universe. We strive to be mindful of, and honor the spark of the divine within each of us. God hides in the roles and personalities of separate entities. We… as the physical manifestation of those entities… seek.

We seek to explore our world in pursuit of gnosis... a knowledge that does not come from mere book learning, but from an inspirational flash of insight. Book learning and study is the preparation... the homework, if you will. Gnosis is the moment when the hard work of study pays off... the spark of epiphany that takes one to a deeper level of understanding. This light-bulb moment is the lifting of the veil, the increase of light that the ancient mystics spoke of. It is also an instance of synchronicity, as put forth by Carl Jung.


The tekgnostic does not distinguish between himself and the world...
The needs of other people are as his own.
He is good to those who are good...
he is also good to those who are not good.
Thereby he increases the good.
He trusts those who are trustworthy...
he also trusts those who are not trustworthy.
Thereby he increases trustworthiness.
The tekgnostic lives in harmony with universe
and his mind is the world’s mind.
So... he nurtures the worlds of others as a mother does her children.

-from the Tek-Gnostics Codex

In the pursuit of our explorations, we will employ the existent networking artifacts at our disposal to advance our knowledge and communicate that information. For it is in the utilization and interaction of earth’s global electronic medium that the tekgnostic Intelligence Engineer’s unique opportunity for acquiring and disseminating knowledge presents itself. In this way, the intelligence amplified path to singularity becomes a marriage of the electronic medium… the artificial intelligence, with the epiphany of human consciousness, with natural intelligence.

This marriage combines the computational power of AI, with the spiritual power of humanity. It is what keeps humanity in the evolutionary game. The balance of human and machine intelligence is the Intelligence Amplified path forward to the Century of Singularity …and beyond.


The Tek-Gnostics Heresies is written by Jack Heart and is available in paperback and ebook at Amazon, @ the following link... Heresies

It is also available directly from J ♥ @ Tek-Gnostics Media's HEAD Gear online catalog.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

None Dare Call it Conspiracy!


In the ongoing endeavor to update and otherwise wrap our HEADS around the strange days permeating our brave noö world... the domesticated primates who are pulling the levers down here in the trenches at Tek-Gnostics continue to revamp. After all... reality is what you can get away with... 

Of late, we have consolidated materials pertaining to what we previously identified as Conspiracy Culture Internationale, and came up with a new portal of the occluded, that we call:

Funny how web pages morph and blend... turns out we had to rework our High Weirdness page, just to accommodate the conspiracy stuff. Check it out. We are sure the discerning reader will be able to catch all the edits. 

Yes, it's a strange world, getting stranger. We had hoped that articulating the strangeness would somehow help...

But alas, it's not getting better. It keeps getting crazier. Just when ya think ya can come up for a breath, another wave of craziness hits... The Orange One tweets out more political hyperbole. The press is outraged! Like the good doctor said...  politics as-usual requires us to get down on all fours. And still it keeps getting crazier. Down in the editorial staff lounge, that proverbial pinhead, zippy, zaps the zeitgeist for fun and prophet!


Yow! No matter... we'll carry on, just as we trust you-all will.

In the old days, things were simpler... Zippy would have his pinhead safely encased in a tinfoil hat. Those who dwelt upon Deep State theory would be dismissed as some kinda kook. None would take it seriously... None would dare go down the rabbit hole... None would dare call it conspiracy!

Nowadays, it's just another day in paradise... enjoy... just remember... Don't believe everything you think!



Sunday, April 1, 2018

Follow the White Rabbit - Easter Edition


Our last post examined the “follow the white rabbit” sync, which has, of late, acted like a cosmic (hare) trigger on specific social media platforms. We examined the most recent, conspiratorial manifestation of this, as indicated by the #FollowTheWhiteRabbit mind-virus on Twitter. Many of the tweets using the White Rabbit hashtag, also reference the mysterious entity:  QAnon or simply “Q.”

Shortly thereafter, Brizdaz (aka: Darren) over at the “Just Watching the Wheels Go-Round” blog did his own take on the Rabbit Hole Sync phenomenon, from The Upside Down land of OZ. It seems the land down under has its own hare-raising invasion going on (or in this case, down).

 All of these Rabbit meme-syncs seemed to be leading up to the rabbit-infested, capitalized/co-opted/Christian celebration… Easter. The following is an excerpt from an earlier post, titled: Eastre - kristos anesti! 

“The name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similarly, the "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility was known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre." Similar Goddesses were known by other names in ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and were celebrated in the springtime.”


Fittingly, here in the Trumpian Upside Down this year’s Easter Sunday fell on the Tek-Gnostics High Holy day of April Fool’s Day. From that post…

“The first day of April is one of four “High Holy Days” on the tekgnostic calendar. As a sacred holy day, it fills many necessities in the observance of life on Earth. It first and foremost serves to honor the most revered of holy men/women… the foole. From the rascally Court Jester Feste in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” …to the great and celebrated tekgnostic saint, Wavy Gravy, the wise fool fills a crucial role.”


We trust the discerning reader of this blog to draw her/his own conclusion as to the synchronistic significance of these two sacred celebrations, falling on the same day...

Hosanna! The Sacred Foole Rises!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Follow the White Rabbit


"All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first, they must catch you...
Digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed."

- Lord Frith (from Watership Down)

The “follow the white rabbit” sync continues to reoccur with social-medic voracity. Our last post, highlighted the distinctly Oregonian "giant rabbit" version of such. Many have noticed or been troubled by the most recent, conspiratorial manifestation is this, indicated by the #FollowTheWhiteRabbit mind-virus. Reportedly appropriated from Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this hashtag will take the unsuspecting down some pretty dark rabbit holes indeed.

Example: Apparently, some Alt-Right Twitterheads are using the hashtag in referencing a supposed Alice in Wonderland-themed party that Obama threw in 2012? In this scenario, Obama is apparently Alice… I’m sure there is some nefarious connotation unmasking some globalist elite here, but its significance eludes me.

Many of the tweets that use the White Rabbit hashtag also reference the mysterious entity:  QAnon or simply “Q.” According to the completely reliable scholarship of Reddit… it stands for an anonymous person or persons who claim to have Q-level security clearance. This persona, posts theories about biblically referenced prophecies and the resulting sequence of events that are supposed to not only rid the world of evil... but take down a few very powerful Illuminati families in the bargain…  signing “Q” at the end of each tweet.


Yikes…

The modern White Rabbit meme has indeed been festering in humanity’s psyche since Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” At the turn of the millennium, it morphed into something new and began picking up momentum. The following is from our High Weirdness portal at Tek-Gnostics… 
 In 1999, a Wuxia inspired, noir infused science fiction action film, created by the now-notorious Wachowskis, was released by Warner Brothers. The film’s title: The Matrix. In an early scene, a black-clad computer hacker known as Neo falls asleep in front of his computer. A mysterious message appears on the screen: “Wake up, Neo.” To his amazement, his hacked computer warns: “the Matrix has you” concluding with the cryptic message: “follow the White Rabbit.” 
This reference to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland becomes a recurring theme in the Matrix. When our hero Neo meets the archetypical Wiseman: Morpheus… he poses the film's pivotal question to Neo: “I imagine that right now, you're feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?” Morpheus proceeds to offer Neo a chance to wake up from the illusion that is the Matrix: “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill… the story ends… you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill… you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes." 
This encounter between characters in a film denotes the turning of a dark corner in the very real world of contemporary high weirdness. This was the moment when “going down the rabbit hole” entered the lexicon of the fringe. No longer did this reference conjure the whimsical world of Carroll’s Alice… nor did it even convey the psychedelic connotation of Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit. At the dawn of the new millennium, the term “rabbit hole” was now evocative of computer surveillance and impending Artificial Intelligence... was now synonymous with an emerging networked global conspiracy. How deep the rabbit hole went, was indicative of how far the conspiracy reached.
As mentioned above, Rabbit memes have proliferated within the modern synchrosphere, but their origins are much older…

"Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit" 
…is an old superstition found in Britain and North America that states that a person should say or repeat the word "rabbit" or "rabbits", or "white rabbits", or some combination of these elements, out loud upon waking on the first day of the month, for doing so will ensure good luck for the duration of that month. 

In some cultures, the foot of a rabbit is carried as an amulet believed to bring good luck. This belief likely has existed in Europe since 600 BCE among Celtic peoples. American lucky rabbit's foot folklore may have originated in the system of Afro-Caribbean/American Gulf Coast folk magic known as "hoodoo". In regard to this lucky charm or other such talismans: Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember... it didn't work for the rabbit.

Pooka 
The púca (Irish for spirit/ghost), pooka, phooca, or púka... is primarily a creature of Celtic folklore. Considered to be bringers both of good and bad fortune, they could either help or hinder rural farming and coastal fishing communities. The Púca can have dark or staunch white fur or hair. The creatures were said to be shape-shifters which may take the appearance of horses, goats, dogs, or most commonly… hares. They may also take a human form, which includes various animal features, such as the ears of a rabbit.


Returning to modernity... In the 1950 film “Harvey” with Jimmy Stewart, Stewart's character has a 6-foot, 3 1⁄2 inch tall rabbit as a familiar or companion named Harvey, whom he refers to as a "pooka". 

On July 23rd 1973 author and Discordian High Priest, Robert Anton Wilson, began to have the experience of channeling information from an intelligence in the Sirius star system. However, he later took a more agnostic stance on the source of these communications, often ascribing these experiences to a Pooka in the form of a large rabbit.


Frank
Shortly after the release of the Matrix, the now-cult-classic film “Donnie Darko” made its debut in select theaters. Due to the film's advertising featuring a crashing plane, and considering the September 11 attacks that transpired a month before, the film was scarcely advertised.

The film follows the adventures of the troubled Donald "Donnie" Darko, as he seeks the meaning behind his doomsday-related visions. In the film’s opening, Darko is woken and beckoned outside by a mysterious voice. The voice belongs to a figure in a monstrous rabbit costume who introduces himself as "Frank" and tells Donnie the precise time the world will end: in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds...


The Bunny Man
...is an urban legend that probably originated from two incidents in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 1970, but has been spread throughout the Washington, D.C. area. The legend has many variations; most involve a man wearing a rabbit costume who attacks people with an axe or hatchet.

The common thread of the above examples, point to the folk/occult nature of the broader Rabbit Meme. Historically, the lucky rabbit’s foot charm originated from medieval practices of the craft. A rabbit is an animal into which shape-shifting witches such as Isobel Gowdie claimed to be able to transform themselves. As such, the true lucky rabbit's foot was allegedly, if not allegorically cut from a shape-shifted witch. The suggestion that the rabbit's foot is a substitute for a part from a witch's body is corroborated by other such folklore from hoodoo.

Even as the rabbit meme proliferates, its companion meme, the rabbit hole, continues to be diluted by trivial use. In a recent article, New York Times columnist Kathryn Schulz put it this way: “These days, when we say that we fell down the rabbit hole, we seldom mean that we wound up somewhere psychedelically strange. We mean that we got interested in something to the point of distraction… usually by accident, and usually to a degree that the subject in question might not seem to merit.”

It can be argued that the most prolific “rabbit holes” of the information age are social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

However, it is realm of the occult and the occluded that is of interest to the synchromystic community. It is through mythic and mystic means that intuitive information is “made available” to us. Beware the pitfalls and time sinks of social media, but stay alert for the synchronicities of re-occurring, archetypical memes. Watch for the White Rabbit. Who knows what synchromystic connotations may arise?



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Oregon Highjinks



Many of you may be wondering just what the folks up in Oregon Territory have been up to, since they legalized recreational Marijuana use, State-wide. The above official travel video from the Oregon Tourism Commission (Travel Oregon) may shed a little light on the Psychedelic State (both literal and figurative) of Ecotopia... Giant Rabbit Sync? Bicycling caterpillers? Frogs reading newspapers? Yeah, we be tripping...

Per the recent Huffpost article by David Moye: "The new tourist travel video seems to suggest a visit to the Beaver State is more like a psychedelic acid trip. The anime-style video shows children riding giant rabbits, frogs reading newspapers and caterpillars bicycling through the forest. Oh, and the clouds all look like humpback whales."



"Cellophane flowers of yellow and green... Towering over your head... Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes, and she's gone...

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain... where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies. Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers... That grow so incredibly high"

Just another day in the great State Of Oregon!

Cheers!  -  J  ♥