Saturday, January 29, 2011

Illuminati Intelligence Report

From: The Order of the Illuminati, Sirius Section

To: Galactic Central

The progress of the domesticated primates of Terra has been advancing nicely since we introduced the Tarot deck five krals ago (obscure time or calendar reference – Eds). As predicted, the amusement of the Tarot game has led to wide dispersion of the cards among the primates, and some have inevitably learned to use the cards also for scanning quantum probability waves and thus foreseeing "future" events. A few have even begun to decode the evolutionary script in the structure of the deck. We have, therefore, elected to introduce a second educational device among them, once again disguised as a game.

The new game is called "chess." Detailed instructions for play, with a hologram of the playing board, are enclosed as an appendix to this report. The purpose of the chessboard is to insinuate a correct model of the primate brain into the semantic circuit of said brain, with the hope that, as with the Tarot, the smarter primates will gradually decipher it.

To begin with, we have made the board of black and white squares, although it can be altered to black and red, or any other starkly contrasting polarity, as suits the whims of various primate artisans. The essential signal will remain the same, although black/white is, of course, the strongest artistic expression of the encoded symbolism.

The primal message is, as Your Lucidity will readily scan, the basic positive-negative (off-on) pulsation of all energy forms. Since we have already infiltrated this signal into Terran culture in several other artifacts and toys (see Memo 2317, "On the Chinese Yin-Yang and Related Electronic Codes"), the more intuitive primates will easily recognize its reiteration 32 times in the 64 squares of the chessboard. We thus hope confidentially that some of them will eventually contemplate the relation between the eight rows of the board, the eight files, the proportions of 8 x 4 = 32 and 8 x 8 = 64, etc., thereby deducing the great Law of Octaves which we are still trying to teach them.

Since the chess board itself models the Terran brain, as they will gradually realize, the black-white symbolism will help them to intuit the relationship between the active left hemisphere (Yang) and the passive right hemisphere (Yin). As in all neurogenetic codes, we include extra information in each signal. Thus we hope the on-off (positive-negative) symbol will simultaneously suggest to them the on-off nature of consciousness itself (and the unreality of their current static self-images or egos); the off-on functioning of the individual synapse; the on-off of the emotional-glandular switches; the off-on of the sleep-waking cycle; etc.

We cheerfully predict that, within only a few tneks, some Terran primate gazing at a chess board will intuit "in a flash," as they say, that the repeated pattern of black-white-black-white-black-white-black-white, etc., is the peak and crest of a sine wave, entirely Similar to their own +/ - brain processes. In short, a philosopher will arise among them to announce that the illusion of a continuous ego is caused by insufficient self-observation.

To reiterate the basic application of the plus-minus polarity to the Terran brain, we have encoded die signal in a more complex and subtle way into the larger design of the chessboard. That is, we have divided it into a seemingly strong "King side" and a seemingly weak "Queen side." We have also divided it (rather obviously) into a "strong" white side and a "weak" black side. The strength of the white side is so blatant, in fact, that the primates, as soon as we introduced the game, established a tradition to "make the game more fair." This tradition obliges the players to exchange roles, so that whoever is white (has the advantage) in one game must play black (have the disadvantage) in another game.

This is where we get sneaky. Having discovered that one side of the board is stronger, going up the ranks, they will soon try to learn if one half is stronger, going across on the files. It will seem obvious to them that the "King" side (from white's perspective) is stronger. To make the neurological lesson obvious even to a Terran primate, we have placed the "strong" King side where the right hand of the "strong" (white) player naturally rests. Thus, each time primates play this "harmless game," they will be neurologically absorbing the information that the "strong" right hand is connected with the "King side" modes of thought, i.e., those in the left hemisphere of the brain (yang).

It is our estimate that, given the dominance of right-hand, left-hemisphere functions in all primitive species at this stage of development, and given also the mode of male superiority that the primates of Terra have currently adopted, they will almost all try to win the game on the "King side." This is one of the jokers built into our code.

We estimate that it will take 1.5 krals before even the cleverest of the Terrans realizes that the "Queen side," corresponding to the left-hand, right-hemisphere neurological mode, is actually the stronger side. This lesson should have a dramatic "shock treatment" effect on their evolution.

It is further hoped that the 64 squares of the total chess board will eventually transmit the concept of the 64 codons of the genetic code, especially since we have already infiltrated this suggestion into the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching. Even if the 8x8 structure does not totally communicate the Law of Octaves to them, we have reason to hope that within a kral or two they will at least stumble upon the eightfold nature of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.

To represent their present primitive stage of self-awareness, we employ eight pawns. Each pawn represents an ego state, and the primates will easily identify with each pawn as they move it. The fact that there are eight pawns, not one, will, we expect, give them some subliminal suggestions about the narrowness of their "one ego" view of themselves. We have also arranged the metastructure of the game so that the quickest win can be obtained by sacrificing the first pawn moved (if the opponent is gullible enough to succumb to the "grab-at-once" or "attack-at-once" reflex, without using the higher brain circuits).

The art of sacrificing pawns skillfully, to win the larger game, will, we hope, insinuate into the Terrans an awareness of the necessity to sacrifice each and any ego state for the maximum functioning efficiency of the brain as a whole. In short, the player who is attached to or identified with any given ego state (pawn) will be defeated by the player who thinks in gestalts, using the whole board, i.e., the whole-brain model.

The other eight pieces, like the eight pawns, hint again at the Law of Octaves, and reiterate once more that the single-ego view of consciousness is false, for each piece represents a different mode of consciousness or a separate brain circuit. The king's rook, which can move only orthogonally, forward, back, or sideways, represents the most primitive amphibian circuits of the brain, having to do with bio-survival fight-or-flight reflexes. The orthogonal symbolism also correlates with the crawling of the newborn infant, when this circuit is being imprinted. The double symbolism is, we submit, neat but not gaudy.

The king's knight, which leaps up from the board to descend in an unexpected place, represents the mammalian predator who leaps upon the prey. Since this section of the brain is imprinted in the stage wherein the infant rises up, walks, and begins struggling for power in the pack or family, the up-down symbolism is, we think, neurologically apt.

The king's bishop, which moves on the diagonal, represents the semantic circuit, which creates Euclidean 3D reality maps in the primate brain. We put it on a diagonal, instead of at right angles to the orthogonal rook and up-down knight, because 3D chess is beyond the primates at this point. The king, which stays at home, represents the fourth circuit: mating and reproduction. Thus we have provided a complete model of the circuits of the left brain, standing before the right hand of the "white" player and hinting powerfully of the right-hand/ left-brain feedback loop.

The queen side contains a complete model, in turn, of the extraterrestrial circuits waiting to be activated by DNA-RNA signals at the proper evolutionary time. The queen's rook represents the more intense/less intense modulations of the neurosomatic circuit. The queen's knight, which contains many surprising potentials that chess players will not discover for at least a tnek, represents the electronic perspectives of the sixth, metaprogramming circuit.

The queen's bishop, moving diagonally like the king's bishop, represents the neuro-genetic circuit of DNA evolutionary intelli-gence, as contrasted with the narrow egotistic intelligence of the individual primate. The queen herself, the only piece that can move any distance in any direction, represents the neuroatomic circuit, beyond all their concepts of space and time. (She also represents Our Lady of the Stars, but it will take an oroblram before they figure that out).

Finally, to illustrate that any mode of consciousness can graduate through HEAD work to the neuroatomic transtime perspective, we have arranged the rules of the game so that any pawn, by moving upward to the eighth rank (i.e., through the eight brain circuits), can become a Queen, i.e., a space-time traveler.

We confidently believe, Your Vastness, that the chess game will be one of the most successful educational devices we have introduced to the Terran primates.

- written by Robert Anton Wilson and originally appearing in the illuminati papers.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Contact – a modern parable

Ever since earthling humans first gathered together around the ancient fire at night, we have listened to storytellers narrate the epic adventures of old. We have always asked… eyes a-glow… for the tellers of such tales to recount the exploits of the hero who stumbles across a door or portal to the spirit world. We have listened, transfixed as the storyteller describes our hero’s meeting of the little ones, the fairy folk who inhabit this other world. We have been amazed at the mysteries revealed and treasures given to our hero and delighted at his or her return to the “ordinary world” only to have the treasures melt away at journey’s end.

These tales of the other ones have been part of our most archaic mythologies, as far back in time as human memory goes. Whether they be… the elves, fairy folk or leprechauns from European traditions, the Jinn of Middle-Eastern tradition, the Abatwa from Africa, or the Yosei of Japan… there they are… peering up at us with those big almond eyes… tempting us to follow. A significant portion of our temptation has been the marvelous treasures that are promised, or at least implied. Treasures such as silver & gold (of course), magical objects (technologies) of power or secret knowledge that promises to expand our hero’s personal power. Often, our hero assumes that these promised gifts will provide a resilient and tactical advantage to his/her tribe.

This recurring motif is archetypical in the Jungian sense, being consistently present throughout Earth’s many cultures and mythologies. The archetype of the hero, as well as the archetype of the other resonates with all peoples. A student of Dr. Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell popularized the understanding of the universality such tales. Campbell mapped out the cycle of this story in what he called the mono-myth, or the hero’s journey. During the journey, a strange encounter with beings that are not of the waking world invariably comes to pass.

The nature of the encounter and our perception of the beings encountered has evolved over the course of human history. The appearance of such entities has morphed over time to reflect the culture’s current sophistication of understanding. More concisely, new metaphors for describing these entities encountered… supplanted the old. In ancient times, fairies communicated with our ancestors. In medieval times, incubi or succubi haunted our sleep… even paralyzing us and initiating sexual experimentation upon us.

In the early part of the last century, a new metaphor began to surface, like a U-boat’s periscope, above the waters of our collective unconscious. This metaphor reflected our emerging global industrial and scientific understanding and sophistication. Balls of light that at one time may have passed for angels became popularly known, by the WWII pilots who observed them, as “Foo Fighters.” After the War, these phenomena were observed more frequently. A now famous sighting near Washington State’s Mount Raineer in 1947 by pilot Kenneth Arnold popularized the term “flying saucer” in humanity’s newly global consciousness.

As the metaphor aligned or resonated with the current mental sophistication, wheels within wheels and fiery chariots gave way to technological imagery of alien spacecraft. The rascally leprechaun transformed into “little green men”… the sinister reproductive schema of the incubi became the “grey alien agenda.” A chance Meeting with the fairy folk has become… contact. The imagery of a century ago… wandering upon the “circle of the fairies” …is analogous to finding a UFO landing site, or discovering a crop circle. Note the similarities in the physical characteristics.

This mysterious and metaphorical re-alignment of shared cognitive imagery continued through the space-race era. As it did, our metaphors continued to evolve. The psychedelic revolution of the sixties and seventies added new dimensions to the now extra-terrestrial question. Psychedelic experience shed new light on the shamanic experience of indigenous peoples, necessitating a re-thinking, and greater appreciation for the otherworldly explorations of the past.

Organic hallucinogens such as peyote and psilocybin, as well as magical concoctions such as ayahuasca, came to represent a vehicle of intention, or action… that facilitated communication with otherworldly entities. Within this new context, the sorcerer or ayahuasqueros, in addition to being a shaman, became envoys to these worlds. Carlos Castaneda’s shaman, Don Juan… spoke of “mescalito” …the entity (little green man) within the peyote cactus, who was the gatekeeper to the nagual realm, described by Castaneda as a “non-ordinary reality.”

Thus the concept of extra-terrestrial contact comes full circle to include not only a physical encounter but also the possibility of said encounter taking place in a non-ordinary, alternate space or dimension... the realm of the fairies. As the psychoactive fungus, Amanita Muscaria often grows in a “fairy circle” configuration; the connection between fairy (crop) circles and extra-terrestrial contact takes on a more profound connotation. These entities, past and present, continue to be associated in symbolism, if not in fact. After all, the saucer… the modern symbol of an alien vehicle… is first and foremost a small plate, an artifact used to serve either food or drink (as is the chalice or grail).
Indeed, the possibility of physical contact alone seems limiting…

To search expectantly for a radio signal from an extraterrestrial source is probably as culture bound a presumption as to search the galaxy for a good Italian restaurant. And yet, this has been chosen as the avenue by which it is assumed contact is likely to occur. Meanwhile, there are people all over the world - psychics, shamans, mystics, schizophrenics - whose heads are filled with information, but it has been ruled a priori irrelevant, incoherent, or mad. Only that which is validated through consensus via certain sanctioned instrumentalities will be accepted as a signal. The problem is that we are so inundated by these signals - these other dimensions - that there is a great deal of noise in the circuit.
- Terrence McKenna

The evolving extra-terrestrial contact experience has been with us a long time. There is significance in not only the experiences but also the symbols and metaphors used to illustrate them. The fact that these symbols have deep meaning to everyone around the globe and throughout history cannot be denied. Similarly, archetypical motifs resonate with all peoples for a deeply interconnected reason. Understood as a metaphor, alien contact is the latest collective conceptual explanation for interaction with extra-ordinary reception of information from universe.

Contact indeed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Gnostics of Islam

If gnosis were to take visible shape all who looked
thereon would die at the sight of its beauty and loveliness and goodness and
grace, and every brightness would become dark beside the splendour thereof.

– Sufi saying

Today Gnosticism is generally regarded as the heart of the Western esoteric tradition. But the Gnostic way of thinking is not confined to the West and Christian forms. Within Islam, that other great monotheistic religion to emerge from the Middle East, there is a vibrant esoteric tradition represented principally by the Sufis, the Gnostics of Islam.

Sufis believe along with exoteric or ‘outer’ teachings, the Prophet Muhammad (570-632 CE) imparted to his closest companions esoteric or ‘inner’ teachings. The Prophet’s secret teachings were passed down through a line of enlightened masters. From the earliest days of Islam it was also said the Quran, the sacred book of Muslims, has both an ‘outer’ or apparent meaning as well as a secret or ‘inner’ meaning. Like the Christian Gnostics, the Sufis are known for emphasising the spirit of the text over the letter.

The world’s great religions and spiritual traditions are respected by the Sufis as sharing in the same essential Truth. Suhrawardi of Aleppo, known as the ‘Master of Illumination’, executed for heresy in 1191 CE, revered the sages of the ancient world (including Pythagoras and Plato) and studied their writings.

Sufis hold Jesus in the highest regard, hailing him as virgin born and an inspired prophet of God. His life of pure devotion is celebrated prominently in Sufi poetry and numerous stories. Some Sufis were even moved to announce “There is no God but Allah and Jesus is His prophet.”

The Sufis share with Christian Gnostics the conviction that Man in his ordinary state of consciousness is literally asleep (“and when he dies he wakes,” as Prophet Muhammad said). He lives in a dream, whether of enjoyment or suffering – a phenomenal, illusory existence. To the Sufi, God is the One Reality, and in turning away from the Divine, Man is exiled on earth. The great Sufi master Rumi writes:

The mind sees things inside-out. What it takes to be life is
really death, and what it takes to be death is really life.

by Mehmet Sabeheddin

Complete article here

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Symbolic Manipulations and the Media

CNN’s Reliable Sources, hosted by Howard Kurtz examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover. On January the 9th broadcast, the topic was the roles and responsibilities of the media and political figures… pundits and office holders… as it pertains to exasperating the current mood of fear, desperation and downright hatred that is becoming increasingly prevalent among the American public, as evidenced in political campaigns and social issues. The question posed was: Are our public figures responsible for the increasingly violent reactions by an increasing number of fringe extremists, both right and left?

The tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D, Arizona), and death of U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, among others was examined as the latest example of violence as a first option. In the ensuing debate, the “talking heads” on the program illustrated the role of public figures with the example of Sarah Palin targeting Congresswoman Giffords district for political action. On Palin’s website, this targeting was literally displayed with a “crosshairs” symbol on a map of the US. This violent symbolism was argued back and forth, with the implication that violent “rhetoric” in American politics has gone too far.

Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks extremist groups, says inflammatory political rhetoric has risen as a result of the immigration debate. And more recently, he says, the weak economy and the election of President Obama have led to a 50 percent increase in the number of so-called hate groups. – NPR

Rebecca Mansour, a spokesperson for SarahPac, told conservative commentator Tammy Bruce, "We never imagined, it never occurred to us that anybody would consider it (the crosshair symbol) violent." – ABC News
What seemed to go over the program pundit’s heads was the more powerful impact of symbols, as opposed to rhetoric, on the American psyche. The focus was on the use of “military” or “street fighting” analogies to describe a political struggle. There is no doubt that words are powerful... but within the realm of the “collective unconscious,” symbols speak louder than words.

Unexamined (or ignored) were the more abstract, disarming and thus more deeply impressionable impact of symbols upon the susceptible or partially aware mind. Specifically, the symbol that triggered the connotation was the use of the crosshairs. More overt than the symbolic consideration of the crosshairs as “christian cross” or “crossroads,” etc… is the implication of the crosshairs as a “call to action.” Unlike the symbolic understanding of a “gun” or “bullet,” the crosshairs denote action… action to eliminate that which is in the crosshairs.

The use of symbols to denote esoteric meanings, to convey covert associations, and to influence the thoughts and actions of the “uninitiated” is an ancient and persistently successful practice among the few, to control the many. Although the call to “tone down” the inflammatory rhetoric in American politics is welcome, the lack of understanding of the power of symbols continues to evade the public’s consciousness. It is through the clear and conscious understanding of such symbols and their impact on the American psyche that social enlightenment can shine forth. In this sense, the Congresswoman’s shooting has become symbolic of the alarming trend toward violence in our culture and the condemnation of such horrific acts. Let this tragedy illuminate the dark side of symbolic manipulation by those who would seek to control. Such manipulations cannot withstand the light of day.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Vibratory Nature of Universe

Subatomic Particles

We like physics. Physics, especially quantum physics, describes universe in ways that are compatible with metaphysical understandings of sacred geometry, magical practices, first-person shamanic descriptions and philosophical eloquences. Quantum physics proposes that the fundamental level of the physical universe consists of vibrating waves and particles of energy quanta. This scientific understanding, from the discipline of quantum mechanics, allows for the interrelated co-creative partnership of self and universe. It proposes that self actively participates in universal manifestation… that one cannot separate the observer from the observed.

Recent advances in what theoretical physicists call “superstring” theory are leading science towards and understanding of the vibratory nature of creation. Brian Greene, Ph. D, Professor of physics at Cornell writes in The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (New York: Vintage Books, 2000)…

"During the last thirty years of his life Albert Einstein sought relentlessly for a so-called unified field theory… a theory capable of describing nature’s forces with a single, all encompassing, coherent framework. Now, at the dawn of the new millennium, proponents of the string theory claim of this elusive thread finally have been revealed.

The theory suggests that the microscopic landscape is suffused with tiny strings whose vibrational patterns orchestrate the evolution of the universe,” Professor Greene writes, and tells us that “the length of a typical string loop is about a hundred billion-billion (1020) times smaller than the atomic nucleus.”

Prof. Greene tells us that at the end of the 20th century science had determined that the physical universe was composed of a very few fundamental particles, such as electrons quarks (which are the building blocks of protons and neutrons) and neutrinos. “Although each particle was viewed as elementary,” he writes, “the kind of ‘stuff’ each embodied was thought to be different. Electron ‘stuff’, for example, had negative electric charge, while neutrino ‘stuff’ had no electric charge. String theory alters this picture radically by declaring that the ‘stuff’ of all matter and all forces is the same.”

The vibratory nature of the electron
“According to string theory, there is only one fundamental ingredient – the string,” Greene writes in The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality (New York: Alfred A. Knopf). He explains that “just as a violin string can vibrate in different patterns, each of which produce a distinct musical tone, the filaments of superstring theory can also vibrate in a different patterns… a tiny string vibrating in one pattern would have the mass and electric charge of an electron: according to the theory such a vibrating string would be what we have traditionally called an electron. A tiny string vibrating in a different pattern would have the requisite properties to identify it as a quark, a neutrino or any other kind of particle…Each arises from a different vibratory pattern executed by the same underlying entity…At the ultramicroscopic level, the akin to a string symphony vibrating matter into existence.”

Tek-gnostics refers to this one fundamental ingredient as Matrix. Simply put… universe (one-verse) is completely composed of vibration. There exists nothing within universe, other than vibration.

Spiral Galaxy
The vibratory nature of universe is not random… not chaotic, but organized. If universe were mere chaos, there would be no harmony but only degrees of chaos. All vibration would be noise (unorganized vibration). But none can doubt there is order recognizable throughout nature from the uniformity of atomic structures and behaviors to spiral galaxies whose swirling structure spans light years and billions of years of activity. This innate order has been long recognized and we consider it self-evident.

We further postulate that the vibratory nature of universe extends to the non-material realm. Cosmologist Paul Von Ward puts it this way…

“If everything in the physical world consists of vibrations, other forces (thoughts and emotions) also have a vibratory nature for subtle sense interactions with matter and energy. (This is what physicists mean when they say: “one cannot separate the observer from the observed” - ED)

Thoughts appear to be the most susceptible to manipulation by conscious intent and thus the most creative form of vibration. Next come subtle energy or emotional vibrations and then those of physical matter and energy. In this hierarchy of our energetic/vibratory universe, distinct thoughts have the power to cohere subtle energy that concentrates into physical form. This dominant flow of influence is evidenced by research in a variety of fields (mind/body healing, subtle sense communications, mind-influence-on-matter experiments). A reciprocal but less powerful flow of influence is also self evident, e.g., the effects of fatigue on emotions and drugs on consciousness.

Within the organism of our universe, human expression of intent or desire activates the vibration of subtle energy. While we do not yet understand the mechanism, there is adequate evidence (psychokinesis, changes in one's body by conscious intent, stimulating a response in another’s body by mental focus) of the fact that thoughts activate some form of energetic vibration that acts on the physical realm.”

Within this context, individual entities, made manifest in physical universe, actively participate in the manifestation of universe. An entity's perception effects or alters the manifestation of that which is being perceived. In order not to have all possible expressions of universe happen simultaneously, universe utilized the filter or buffer… we call… time. Physicists thus call universe space-time. Room to move and time to enjoy it.

The tek-gnostic understanding of universe embraces these principles. The physical components of universe and the laws governing them are described as TEK. The nonphysical component of universe, the mystery… is described as GNOSIS. Herein lay the first secret of the first passage in the Applied Tekgnostic Codex

Rid yourself of desire in order to realize Universal mystery.

Allow yourself to have desire in order to experience Universal manifestation.

These two are essentially the same, but diverge in the naming.

Mystery upon Mystery...

The gateway to Tek-Gnosis.