Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Year of the Monkey – 2016 in Review

It goes without saying that 2016 has been one tricksterish, tumultuous, traumatic year… 12 months of pure primate paranoia! Taking a look back at the Tek-Gnostics Network posts of 2016… at the year that was… the year of the monkey… reveals some interesting synchronicities… both horrific and hopeful. We have selected 10 posts that typify the year, as well as suggest what to expect in 2017…

Feb 13 - Desert Solitaire
The first post of the year that foretold of things to come…

April 2 - ...of Myths & Memes
This post set the pace for 2016… acting as the year’s “field guide.”

April 30 - The Tek-Gnostics Heresies Published!
Momentous for our chief cook & bottlewasher, Jack Heart… “The Tek-Gnostics Heresies – Tales of Wonder from the Collective Conscious” is made available thru Amazon (& in-house). We don’t want to give away the surprise ending of this little tome, but here's a clue: By the time you get to the end of this psychedelic romp... you will never view the Eucharist in the same light again!

May 11 - Microdosing… the new Psychedelia
Much more to follow on this topic in 2017… including a full report on the microdosing experiment @ Alien Con 2016…

May 23 - A Conspiracy of Ravens
More synchronicities on how 2016 was shaping up… pay attention to the winged, the four legged and the two-legged!

July 5 - Social Media & the rise of imminent violence
This ties into the first post of the year… the horrific events of the year… and is a serious warning of things to come.

August 12 - Return of the Archons
This post resonates on multiple levels… a very popular series in 2016…

September 7 - Tek-Gnostics at Alien Con 2016
We will be reporting from this event, in depth, in early 2017… stay tuned! 

December 18 - Welcome to Conspiracy Culture International
We have met the enemy and he is us! - Pogo


The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself!
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Once in awhile, you get shown the light... in the strangest of places, if you look at it right!
- Grateful Dead

Happy Noöyear to one and all… let 2017 shine forth! - J♥

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Welcome to Conspiracy Culture International

The global impact of the “brave-new information age” and its operating system, the so-called “new media” was profoundly demonstrated during the 2016 US Presidential election. As opposed to being a cathartic event, Election Day was chillingly divisive. The outcome caught many people… many factions, by surprise. For some… their bewilderment raised suspicions of the fidelity of a political process ostensibly designed: “of the people, by the people & for the people.” For others… their worst suspicions were confirmed.

In the wake of Brexit and with predictions of a surge in far-right political popularity in upcoming national elections in Europe, we appear to be in the midst of an internationally reactionary, populist/nationalist/alt-right convulsion. As the Donald loads his cabinet with big oil execs, bankers and generals, the US transition is poised to go from bankrupt democracy to rising corporatocracy. Or maybe the PTB facade is slipping... 

It can be argued that what we witnessed being played out on November 9th in the US was a rare glimpse of the true machinations of globally impactful power. Some (whose opinion we respect in such matters) contend that the result revealed a de facto military junta… a power play by “military intelligence” over the central intelligence agency. While the CIA had been favored by the Obama regime, the Trump regime clearly prefers MI. The CIA’s subsequent “leaked” revelations of Russian intrigue into US affairs in 2016 supports this theory.

However, as of this writing, this is conjecture… what actually went down may be even more exotic. The fact that the outcome was so widely unanticipated indicates that the usual smoke and mirrors of the Hegemony fell away for a brief moment. Such international disarray is rarely witnessed by the general population. It only occurs when a major shift in power takes place... when the powers themselves are in disarray. But there are other powers, other global forces at play here in the brave new information age…

Another significant power shift was evidenced in the 2016 campaign. The shift of which I speak has been the rise of the afore-mentioned Alt-right, in global affairs. This is not an endorsement of neo-fascism… far from it. The Alt-right is but one small, fearful & hateful reactionary faction of a much larger, globally impactful phenomenon. The phenomena to which I refer, is the global recognition, respect, and adoption of what once was a marginalized fringe culture. Witness the rise of Conspiracy Culture International.

Not long ago, if a commentator spoke of a Shadow Government or the Deep State, let alone the Kennedy assassinations, fake moon landings or the Roswell incident, he or she would have been promptly labeled a fanatic, a kook, or worse… a conspiracy theorist. With the media frenzy leading up to the 2016 US elections, conspiracy theory became legitimized… became mainstream. Conspiracy theory has long been associated with the political right-wing... hence the widely reported rise of the Alt-right, by pop-media. This is a narrow, misleading interpretation of the rise and the impact of Conspiracy Culture International.

Conspiracy Culture, for want of a more accurate descriptor, is a massive, diverse, world-wide phenomenon. It embraces the seemingly divergent communities that monitor or adhere to not only Conspiracy & Deep State theory... but ancient alien & alien abduction narratives, new age philosophies, neo-religious beliefs, PSI phenomena & the paranormal, astrology & magick… even the eccentric Electric Universe theory. Far from being the intellectual playground of the Alt-right, such beliefs are held by all walks of life. The ascending Conspiracy Culture is as diverse as the world’s population.

The true rise of conspiracy theory as a mainstream phenomenon is driven by a pervasive mistrust of government, political institutions, the commoditization of science and multi-national corporate structure. In short: The dominator (or predator) culture. This mistrust is shared by liberals and conservatives alike… alt-right and new left. It goes beyond the political, the national, to the very fabric of modern global culture. Conspiracy Culture International is a response to the quickening of cultural (and climate) change… it is a product… a response… to this acceleration. And yes, it has a spiritual component.

Rise of the new, noösphere…

The noösphere (noʊ.əsfɪər) is defined as the sphere of human thought. The word derives from the Greek νοῦς (nous "mind") and σφαῖρα (sphaira "sphere"), in lexical analogy to "atmosphere" and "biosphere". It was popularized by the 20th-century heretic, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in 1922, with his theory on Cosmogenesis.

The noösphere can be considered a third successive layer or sphere of development of the planet Earth. The first, foundational sphere is the geosphere, or the planet herself, which is comprised of inanimate matter and geologic processes. The second sphere is the biosphere, or biological life. The third sphere… the noösphere… is the sphere of thought encircling the earth that has emerged through evolution as a consequence of growth in complexity of consciousness. Just as the emergence of life fundamentally transformed the geosphere, so did the emergence of human (as well as other species) cognition fundamentally transform the biosphere.

Our theory of the new, noösphere incorporates the creation and proliferation of the World Wide Web, with all its associated technologies, as part of the third strata of planetary development. We have previously described this communication network as the “infosphere.” The accelerating partnership of man and machine (ie: humans and the internet) as a mechanism of the new, noösphere has ominously been labeled: Technological Singularity (but this is another thread of the tale, best told another time). Suffice it to say that humanity and our technological tools are inseparable as the sphere of human thought.

The new, noösphere is inclusive enough to incorporate Gaia Hypothesis within the processes of all three strata. This inclusion would imply a planetary sentience. This places humanity as part of the process, not the ultimate center of it. Again, this quickening of evolution is evidenced by the current increase in geologic activity, the acceleration of climate change and the planetary mammalian rise in consciousness. Each is an example of a hastening of the three developmental spheres of the planet.

We would argue that this is an interrelated unfolding of the three spheres, in tandem, as an expression of the system as a whole. The accompanying rise of Conspiracy Culture International represents a fundamental shift in the workings of information flow, worldwide. The demonization of the press is a symptom of this shift, as is the rise in importance of a certain somebody’s infamous twitter feed. These are symptoms of the immediacy of information exchange.

None Dare Call it Conspiracy!

The naming of a thing is itself a powerful act. How we think about a thing is influenced by what we call it. So in labeling the current trend in culture... “Conspiracy Culture International” we must be mindful of the connotations. Everyone is entitled to their own connotations, thank you very much… so here is our foundational thinking in the title...

The etymology of the word “Conspire” traces back to circa 1325 CE, from Middle English (Anglo-French): conspirer, from Latin: conspirare “to agree, unite or act in harmony… literally: to breathe together" (con- + spīrāre to breathe; see spirant, spirit). It was also originally harmonically associated with "to blow together" ie: musical instruments… "to sound in unison."

The understanding of the origin of the word “conspire” implies a much less sinister interpretation. Per the original usage, conspiracy denotes breathing together. In this day and age, we all need to not only take a breath, but we need to breathe together. After all, at the end of the day… we are all in this together. All humans... all flora and fauna… we all walk upon this Mother Earth together. Remember… our planet’s diameter is a mere 7,900 miles. Such a small speck in the vastness of the cosmos.

Additionally, the root of the word shares the same origin as the word “spirit.” This brings us back to the spiritual component, mentioned above. With Conspiracy Culture International, we must put aside the fear and mistrust being generated by current global affairs. We recognize fear as a tactic of the dominator predator culture, meant to divide and conquer. Should we all literally breath together, in the meditative sense, we will recognize that we, as a planet, are truly “all in this together.” We harness the power of the new, noösphere for the betterment of all.

Conspiracy Culture International need not be a knee-jerk fearful reaction to the rise in immigration. The ramification of Syrian Refugees impacting Europe will pale in comparison to the impending continental exodus driven by climate change. In the years ahead, we will all need to understand the root causes of such movement of the people… and seek conducive, compassionate responses and solutions.      

How this all plays out is unclear, as we are in process. Not all the proverbial cards have been played. The months and years ahead will be exceedingly interesting, to say the least. The idea of a Conspiracy Culture International may play out in different ways. The nature of how it plays out… is up to us. Hope springs eternal. However, for the cynics among us, I leave you with a quote from that rascally old heretic, Teilhard…

“The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.”

Friday, December 2, 2016

Return of the Archons Pt 4 – epilogue

In part one of the Archons series we examined the Archon mythology from a political/historical perspective. We drew a comparison with the great science fiction author, Philip K Dick’s infamous 2-3-74 incident… accordingly, The Empire Never Ended.

In part two, we explored the ancient Gnostic mythology of spiritual, occult forces, ancient astronaut theory, extra-terrestrial contact and modern ufology. Much of our researched Archon-as-extra-terrestrial material came from: metahistory.org and author John Lash. It soon became clear that Lash devoted much of his material to the correlation between ancient Gnostic mythology and the works of the granddaddy of armchair shamanism… the one and only Carlos Castaneda.

In part three, we examined Castaneda's final book, wherein Castaneda’s protagonist (antagonist?) …the Toltec sorcerer, Don Juan… challenges Castaneda to reconcile man's intelligence with the stupidity of his systems of beliefs, of his contradictory behavior. Don Juan relates this blatant contradiction in human intelligence to what he calls "the topic of topics," "the most serious topic in sorcery." This topic is predation. To the horrified astonishment of his apprentice, the elder sorcerer explains how humanity has been infiltrated by an alien mind parasite...

“We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us docile, helpless. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don't do so...”

- from “The Active Side of Infinity” by Carlos Castaneda

Lash interpreted the Gnostic materials to suggest that humans possess a natural or “native mind” that is part of, and in tune with a perceived cosmic, universal intelligence. This native mind gets co-opted by an invasive, predatory intelligence, or mental construct, perpetuated by the (Gnostic) archons. Toltec sorcerers (per Castaneda) knew the archons as: “Flyers” and called this invasive mental construct the: “foreign installation.”

For purposes of illustrating Tek-Gnostics mythology, it is the concept of the foreign installation that is especially enlightening. In our modern world, we recognize the imposition of a variety mental constructs upon our natural mind… the seat of consciousness that we at Tek-Gnostics refer to as the “indigenous mind.” These mental or psychic intrusions take many forms. Advertising, from the dark wizards on Madison Avenue… Gossip, from our friends and neighbors… A variety of mental bombardments from the likes of facebook & twitter… you get the picture.

All of these intrusions interfere with our indigenous mind. These foreign installations seek to convert the way we think, in a way that is more favorable to their (ie: mental usurpers) motivations. Many of these psychic foreign intruders are exceptionally good at what they do. Their methods are very sophisticated and often are ingeniously entertaining. We are dazzled and our innate mental defenses are somewhat disarmed by sparkly, creative forms of amusement. This is the devious device wherein advertising gains its deceptive power. Accordingly, language is magick and eloquence is enchantment...

The Tek-Gnostics school of thought contends that there is little difference between “the effects” of the Toltec shamanic Flyers, Gnostic Archons, or the modern mind virus/meme wielded by Madison Avenue wizards. They share a common violation of intrusion and predation. The difference that separates these “entities” is primarily contextual. Different cultures view and describe phenomena according to their beliefs or place in time. Indeed the foreign installation takes many forms. 

Psychic invasion can be taken seriously, if not literally. That is, the effects of such intrusion are equally damaging to the individual’s psyche, regardless of whether it originated from alien intruders, archonic entities, advertising agencies, or some MKULTRA/OFTEN psy-op… the intrusion itself is real. The foreign installation is just that… foreign… alien… originating outside of “self.”

The modern study of the intrusive mental construct phenomena is called: Memetics. As many of you know, Memetic theory explores mental content and the spread of viral cultural ideas… and is based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution, originating from the popularization of Richard Dawkins' 1976 book: The Selfish Gene. Proponents describe memetics as an approach to evolutionary models of cultural information transfer. In the words of historian and social critic, Morris Berman: "An idea is something you have… an ideology is something that has you."

At this point, it is important to make clear that we @ Tek-Gnostics do not favor or impose any particular world view, ideology or belief. That understanding… that path… is for your steps alone. We all choose our own reality vectors. The choosing, is each our own responsibility, as sentient beings. Whether you, dear reader, choose to believe in science, spiritualism or synchronicity… is a conspiracy solely between you and universe. As mentioned above, this interface was interpreted by the Gnostics and Toltecs as the natural or “native mind” that is part of, and in tune with a perceived cosmic, universal intelligence.

However, in so choosing… we are not free from natural consequences… so choose wisely. With that said…  and  regardless of point of origin, the foreign installation still wants to mess with us. This being the case, countermeasures are likely called for. It is interesting to note that, in going over the Gnostic/Castaneda material, Lash pointed out that…

“Don Juan makes a number of statements pertinent to strategies against alien intrusion. He says that the sorcerers of ancient times ‘found out that if they taxed the flyers’ mind with inner silence, the foreign installation would flee, giving to any one of the practitioners involved in this maneuver the total certainty of the mind’s foreign origin.’ In other words, the realization that another mind can operate in our minds only becomes fully clear and certain when the foreign mind has been exposed and expelled.”

This sounds suspiciously like an ancient analogy that describes the beneficial effect of meditation, upon the practitioner. Achieving a calm, centered, meditative state… quieting the mind from our own incessant mental chatter… causes the internal dialog… the foreign installation… to flee. In a meditative state, it becomes clear that our internal dialog is superficial… insincere, even artificial. It is as if these superfluous thoughts were imposed upon us.

Again, we all choose our own reality vectors. Call it meditation, prayer, mindfulness, contemplation or consciousness hacking. The ancient Gnostics, the Toltec sorcerers, were describing a methodology. In their ancient codices and texts, they were creating field guides. They were chronicling technologies… countermeasures… to combat the foreign installation.

So too, do we today concern ourselves with developing countermeasures to contend with the foreign installation. We may use contemporary terminology. The tekgnostic world view may utilize metaphors such as “mind virus” or “meme” to refer to the foreign installation. We may speak in terms of consciousness hacking, as opposed to prayer, in describing such countermeasures. Whatever mythology we pursue… those among us who develop techniques to quiet our minds, recognize the predator… the foreign intrusion. Our internal exercises erase… delete… the foreign installation. 

We describe these narratives, these reality vectors as mythologies. Again, they can also be considered field guides. The modern metaphors… the modern technologies can be included alongside the ancient ones. More tools for the psychic toolbox.

We take responsibility for our own nervous system. We exercise the responsibility to overwrite these inhibiting and interfering mind viruses. We reboot our consciousness to ensure our operating systems do not get bogged down by unwanted programs. We choose to uninstall the foreign installation. By what (whose?) authority do we take these measures, you might ask? We at Tek-Gnostics like to refer to this authority… this autonomy as… free will.